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  • ALCOTT MEMOIRS: Posthumously Compiled from Papers Journals and Memoranda of the Late Dr. Frederick L. H. Willis. by [Alcott, Bronson and Louisa May] Willis, Frederick L. H.
    [Alcott, Bronson and Louisa May] Willis, Frederick L. H.
    ALCOTT MEMOIRS: Posthumously Compiled from Papers Journals and Memoranda of the Late Dr. Frederick L. H. Willis.

    Edition: Limited facsimile edition.

    Pottsdown, Penna: The Americanist Press, (1967.). One of only 200 copies of this facsimile edition of an account originally published posthumously in 1915. The memoirs were compiled by Willis's daughter, Ellen Willis Linn, who wrote the prelude, and by Henri Bazin. who added a postscript. The Prelude begins "So much has been written of the famous men and women of New England whose lives compassed approximately the years 1800 to 1870, that little if anything remains to be told. No pretense is here made to supply such deficiency if it exists. This little book aims at naught else than a presentation of a personal point of view wherein alone lies whatever of a personal point of view wherein alone…

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    Pottsdown, Penna: The Americanist Press, (1967.). One of only 200 copies of this facsimile edition of an account originally published posthumously in 1915. The memoirs were compiled by Willis's daughter, Ellen Willis Linn, who wrote the prelude, and by Henri Bazin. who added a postscript. The Prelude begins "So much has been written of the famous men and women of New England whose lives compassed approximately the years 1800 to 1870, that little if anything remains to be told. No pretense is here made to supply such deficiency if it exists. This little book aims at naught else than a presentation of a personal point of view wherein alone lies whatever of a personal point of view wherein alone lies whatever of originality it may contain." Willis was rumored to be the model for "Laurie" in "Little Women". In addition to writing about the Alcott family, Willis recounts briefly his meetings with Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Margaret Fuller and Thomas Starr King. 198 pp.

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    Condition: Very near fine in stiff printed grey wrappers.

    Book ID: 51950
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  • SANDWICH: The Town That Glass Built. by Barbour, Harriot Buxton.
    Barbour, Harriot Buxton.
    SANDWICH: The Town That Glass Built.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1948. Hardcover first edition - A history of the town of Sandwich on Cape Cod, Massachusetts focusing on the glass-making businesses which flourished there. Illustrated with photographs and drawings by Robert Hallack. Selected bibliography. Index. vii, 318 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding, no dj.

    Book ID: 74715
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  • THE LACE READER. by Barry, Brunonia.
    Barry, Brunonia.
    THE LACE READER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2008.). SIGNED first edition - The author's very hard to describe first novel about a family of women from Salem, Massachusetts who can read the future in the patterns of lace. SIGNED on the title page. Author's disclaimer. 300 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 57593
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  • THE ADVENTURES OF JERRY MUSKRAT: The Bedtime Story-Books # 6. by Burgess, Thornton W. (1874-1965.)
    Burgess, Thornton W. (1874-1965.)
    THE ADVENTURES OF JERRY MUSKRAT: The Bedtime Story-Books # 6.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1924. Hardcover - Appealing small volume with the notation on the title page of "trademark: Burgess Quaddies." Originally published in 1914. this is one of a charming series of books for young children, each featuring a different small animal, by this noted naturalist, who was born and grew up in Sandwich on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Over a span of more than 50 years, he wrote 170 books plus many more articles and stories, all of which have taught several generations of children the importance of conservation of our wild lands. Illustrated by his long time friend and collaborator, Harrison Cady with a frontispiece and 5 inserted glossy plates. 120 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in beige cloth illustrated in red and black (missing one of the plates, but otherwise a clean and tight copy with only minimal wear to the covers.)

    Book ID: 44601
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  • WHAT WE HAD: A Memoir. by Chace, James.
    Chace, James.
    WHAT WE HAD: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - More than just a memoir of the author's own life, this is the story, told in brief glimpses, of his family, frozen in time in the jazz age, while in 1931 in Fall River, Massachusetts, the mills were closing - and of the impact of Pearl Harbor, his own experiences as a student at Harvard where he agreed to be injected with mind-altering drugs as part of an experiment at a famous hospital, a brief and funny stint as a CIA agent. ISBN: 0-671-694782.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 31429
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  • VINEYARD STALKER: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    VINEYARD STALKER: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." Includes three soup recipes. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-70452.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47688
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  • VINEYARD CHILL: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    VINEYARD CHILL: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 19th and final mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast, completed by Craig before his death, but published posthumously. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." 253 pp. ISBN: 978-1416535584.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (dj folded slightly off-center)

    Book ID: 74756
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  • THE WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO THE SEA: A Jeff Jackson / Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    THE WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO THE SEA: A Jeff Jackson / Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Craig's third novel and the rather uncommon second mystery in the series featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." 215 pp. ISBN: 0-684-192284.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (stamp on front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight)

    Book ID: 74353
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  • VINEYARD STALKER: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    VINEYARD STALKER: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." Includes three soup recipes. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-70452.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 71583
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  • VINEYARD SHADOWS: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    VINEYARD SHADOWS: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." 253 pp. ISBN: 0-684-855453.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 62440
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  • MURDER AT VINEYARD MANSION: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    MURDER AT VINEYARD MANSION: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." Map. Recipes. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-46764.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line, some toning to the pages.).

    Book ID: 56405
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  • A CASE OF VINEYARD POISON: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery. by Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    Craig, Philip R. (1933-2007)
    A CASE OF VINEYARD POISON: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Scribner's, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring J. W. Jackson, former Boston cop, part-time investigator and full-time fishing enthusiast. Great island setting - Although Craig was born in California, grew up in Colorado and traveled extensively, it was on Martha's Vineyard that he found his real home - and started writing this popular series. As Julia Wells stated in his obituary the appeal of these books lies "in their readability, their power of escape and their keen sense of place. The author not only created characters that were agreeable and plots with just enough twist to pique the reader - he always got the Vineyard right." 253 pp. ISBN: 0-684-196166.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 44568
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  • TOWNIE: A Memoir. by Dubus, Andre III.
    Dubus, Andre III.
    TOWNIE: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A powerful memoir which tells of his coming of age in a drug-ridden and depressed mill town in Massachusetts where his mother struggled to support them, while his father was a professor at a nearby liberal arts college. This is book is a meditation on violence, and a description of the creative process, and a story of coming together with his father. SIGNED on the title page. 387 pp. ISBN: 9780393064667.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 59965
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  • A SURVEY OF THE ATLANTIC BEACHES. by Hendrie, Don, Jr.
    Hendrie, Don, Jr.
    A SURVEY OF THE ATLANTIC BEACHES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's third novel - a wild and funny road-trip as a divorced father escorts his 16 year old son back from prep school in New England to Alabama - by way of many Atlantic beaches - from Wellfleet on Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras to St Augustine in Florida. Dust jacket praise from Andre Dubus, John Irving, Wright Morris and more. ISBN: 0-517566915.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 36408
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  • Hunter, Evan.
    LIZZIE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, 1984. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Lizzie Borden - alternating between the story of a trip she took to Europe and the story of the inquest and trial - Hunter, of course, is also well known for the mysteries he writes under the name of Ed McBain. 430 pp. ISBN: 0-87795-5700.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (some short closed edgetears to dj.)

    Book ID: 34205
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  • GEORGINA OF THE RAINBOWS. by Johnston, Annie Fellows (1863-1931)
    Johnston, Annie Fellows (1863-1931)
    GEORGINA OF THE RAINBOWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Britton Publishing Co., (1916.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel for both young and old by the author of 'The Little Colonel Series.' Although Johnston is closely associated with Kentucky - where she had settled some years before this novel was written - this is set in Provincetown, then a quaint old fishing village, on the tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Illustrated by Ray N. Jackson with a full color frontispiece of 'the real Georgina' and three glossy plates as well as numerous small black and white drawings. 348 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering in a very good dustjacket. (gift inscription dated in 1917, some minor edgewear to the dj, mostly on the back cover.) Scarce in dust jacket and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 46402
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  • THE PERFECT STORM. by Junger, Sebastian.
    Junger, Sebastian.
    THE PERFECT STORM.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Norton, (1997) dj. Hardcover - Sword fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts and the last moments of the fishing boat Andrea Gail. Recounts the daring highseas rescues, weaves together the history of the fishing industry, sience of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storms touched. Basis for the movie of the same name, starring George Clooney. 227 pp. ISBN: 0-393-04016x.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (name blacked over on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 54107
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  • Junger, Sebastian.
    THE PERFECT STORM.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Norton, 1997 dj. Hardcover - Sword fishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts and the las t moments of the fishing boat Andrea Gail. Recounts the daring highseas rescues, weaves together the history of the fishing industry, sience of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storms touched. Basis for the movie of the same name, starring George Clooney. ISBN: 0-393-04016x.

    Condition: A tight copy but missing front end page in near fine price clipped dust jacket.

    Book ID: 11371
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  • THE PERFECT STORM. by Junger, Sebastian.
    Junger, Sebastian.
    THE PERFECT STORM.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Norton, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Swordfishermen of Gloucester, Massachusetts and the last moments of the fishing boat Andrea Gail. Recounts the daring highseas rescues, weaves together the history of the fishing industry, sience of storms, and the candid accounts of the people whose lives the storms touched. Movie tie-in edition with a wraparound band advertising the movie of the same name, starring George Clooney. SIGNED on the front endpaper. 227 pp. ISBN: 0-393-050327.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50321
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  • MEMOIRS OF A SHAPE-SHIFTER. by Kaplan-Maxfield, Thomas.
    Kaplan-Maxfield, Thomas.
    MEMOIRS OF A SHAPE-SHIFTER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Kepler Press, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A novel with "Gothic undertones shifting between present-day and colonial New England," a story within a story, as Nikki Helmik reads the found journal of her ancestor, Anne Cleves, who lived in Dogtown, in the woods above Gloucester, during the Salem witch trials - a journal which strangely echoes Nikki's own struggle to resolve the crises in her life. INSCRIBED on the dedication page and dated in 2018. 431 pp. ISBN: 0-971377030.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72965
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  • DEATH AT THE CUT. by Kiker, Douglas.
    Kiker, Douglas.
    DEATH AT THE CUT.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Random House, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's fourth book and second mystery featuring reporter Mac McFarland, set on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and involving the body of a girl found in a car underwater, a Senator who might or might not have been involved. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-394-569520.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (hint of spine slant.).

    Book ID: 46431
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  • DEATH AT THE CUT. by Kiker, Douglas.
    Kiker, Douglas.
    DEATH AT THE CUT.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Random House, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's fourth book and second mystery featuring reporter Mac McFarland, set on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and involving the body of a girl found in a car underwater, a Senator who might or might not have been involved. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-394-569520.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (remainder mark.).

    Book ID: 43794
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  • MORTAL WORDS. by Knight, Kathryn Lasky.
    Knight, Kathryn Lasky.
    MORTAL WORDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring children's book illustrator Calista Jacobs -in her hometown of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the author of children's books on evolution has been murdered, and together with her 13 year old son and a handsome archeologist, she sets out to investigate. 316 pp. ISBN: 0-671-684469.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark, toning to the pages.

    Book ID: 67281
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  • MORTAL WORDS. by Knight, Kathryn Lasky.
    Knight, Kathryn Lasky.
    MORTAL WORDS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second mystery featuring children's book illustrator Calista Jacobs -in her hometown of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the author of children's books on evolution has been murdered, and together with her 13 year old son and a handsome archeologist, she sets out to investigate. 316 pp. ISBN: 0-671-684469.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual light toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 67282
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  • HOME FREE by Lasky, Kathryn
    Lasky, Kathryn
    HOME FREE

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan (Four Winds Press), (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel by this award-winning author of books for young adults about the destruction caused by the creation of the Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts - and an attempt to preserve the "accidental wilderness" which emerged and to bring back the eagles to the area. 245 pp. ISBN: 0-02-7516504.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67710
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  • Leavitt, Robert Keith.
    THE CHIP ON GRANDMA'S SHOULDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1954.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Memories of life in a small town in the old colony of Massachusetts in 1900-1908 - true to the spirit of the time, even if not totally accurate, and warmly humorous. 255 pp. Dust jacket painting by Douglas Gorsline.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, 2 short closed tears near side of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 38130
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  • DARKNESS, TAKE MY HAND. by Lehane, Dennis.
    Lehane, Dennis.
    DARKNESS, TAKE MY HAND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second mystery introducing private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, set in the blue-collar neighborhoods and ghettos of Boston's Dorchester section. INSCRIBED on the title page "--- warmest regards" 336 pp. ISBN: 0-688-143806.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 65555
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  • A MATTER OF DIAMONDS: A Faith Abbey Mystery. by Manuel, David.
    Manuel, David.
    A MATTER OF DIAMONDS: A Faith Abbey Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Brewster, Mass: Paraclete Press, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second book in the Faith Abbey series, set on Cape Cod and featuring Brother Bartholomew and Chief of Police Dan Burke, two native Cape Codders, friends since their boyhood days, even though their paths had diverged. 314 pp. ISBN: 1557252580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57640
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  • A MATTER OF ROSES: A Faith Abbey Mystery. by Manuel, David.
    Manuel, David.
    A MATTER OF ROSES: A Faith Abbey Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Brewster, Mass: Paraclete Press, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in the Faith Abbey series, set on Cape Cod and introducing Brother Bartholomew and Chief of Police Dan Burke, two native Cape Codders, friends since their boyhood days, even though their paths had diverged. SIGNED on the title page. 355 pp. ISBN: 1557252580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59259
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  • WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT NANTUCKET? by Miles, Mary; illustrated by Barbara Kauffmann Locke.
    Miles, Mary; illustrated by Barbara Kauffmann Locke.
    WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT NANTUCKET?

    Edition: First printing.

    Nantucket, Massachusetts: Faraway Publishing Group, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Black and white drawings and full color illustrations of Nantucket Island by Barbara Kauffmann Locke. Oblong format. 33 pp. ISBN: 0-9636885-0-2.

    Condition: Very near fine in a a good dustjacket (2 tears to upper edge of dj.).

    Book ID: 57753
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