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  • Schaeffer, Susan Fromberg.
    TIME IN ITS FLIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - Epic novel of a hundred years in the lives of a New England family.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket - in extremely good condition for such a massive book (782 pgs.)

    Book ID: 11657
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  • CLAIRE MARVEL. by Schwartz, John Burnham.
    Schwartz, John Burnham.
    CLAIRE MARVEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, set in Cambridge, Massachusetts, New York City, and in France. From the front flap: [this] 'brings readers into a world so real and beautifully drawn that one does not want the story to end. ..A chance meeting in a rainstorm becomes a defining moment of transforming emotion for graduate students Claire Marvel and Julian Rose, two people whose hearts have long been protected behind walls of wit, intelligence, and innate caution. Neither could imagine what lies in store for them: The unexpected unfolding over a dozen years of a great and difficult love.' Cover praise from Frank McCourt. 317 pp. ISBN: 0-38550344X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44076
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  • CLAIRE MARVEL. by Schwartz, John Burnham.
    Schwartz, John Burnham.
    CLAIRE MARVEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on the title page. The author's third novel, set in Cambridge, Massachusetts, New York City, in France. From the front flap: [this] 'brings readers into a world so real and beautifully drawn that one does not want the story to end. ..A chance meeting in a rainstorm becomes a defining moment of transforming emotion for graduate students Claire Marvel and Julian Rose, two people whose hearts have long been protected behind walls of wit, intelligence, and innate caution. Neither could imagine what lies in store for them: The unexpected unfolding over a dozen years of a great and difficult love.' Cover praise from Frank McCourt. 317 pp. ISBN: 0-38550344X.

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

    Book ID: 43397
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  • THE SPOILER: A Novel of Baseball and Murder. by Stansberry, Domenic.
    Stansberry, Domenic.
    THE SPOILER: A Novel of Baseball and Murder.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1987. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Author's first novel - a mystery starting at MacKenzie Park in the center of a dying Massachusetts mill town, where a minor league baseball team is struggling for survival. SIGNED on the title page. A classic of baseball fiction. 278 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-0750.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket. (remainder dot, crease to front cover of dj, light edgewear.)

    Book ID: 48136
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  • OLDTOWN FOLKS. by Stowe, Harriet Beecher.
    Stowe, Harriet Beecher.
    OLDTOWN FOLKS.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1869. Hardcover first edition - Although none of her later novels even began to approach "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in popularity, this novel, which was partially based upon Stowe's husband's childhood memories and the residents of his native village of Natick, Massachusetts, is considered one of her best works. In the "preface" the supposed narrator of the story, Horace Holyoke, declares it his object to interpret to the world the New England life and character in its seminal period, desiring the reader to see the characteristic persons of those times and hear them talk, while he himself maintains the part of a sympathetic spectator. The language ranges from homespun dialect and sometimes broad humor to lovely and…

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    Boston: Fields, Osgood, 1869. Hardcover first edition - Although none of her later novels even began to approach "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in popularity, this novel, which was partially based upon Stowe's husband's childhood memories and the residents of his native village of Natick, Massachusetts, is considered one of her best works. In the "preface" the supposed narrator of the story, Horace Holyoke, declares it his object to interpret to the world the New England life and character in its seminal period, desiring the reader to see the characteristic persons of those times and hear them talk, while he himself maintains the part of a sympathetic spectator. The language ranges from homespun dialect and sometimes broad humor to lovely and poignant sentences which sum up a life in a few words: "ours was a household clouded by suppressed regrets, as well as embarrassed by real wants." (p 12.) xvii, 608 pp.

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    Condition: Good overall in embossed terra cotta cloth - some general wear and fraying to the edges, hinges starting, previous owner's name, but still a sturdy and very readable copy.

    Book ID: 43704
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  • THE MARINE CORPSE. by Tapply, William G.
    Tapply, William G.
    THE MARINE CORPSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1986.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth mystery featuring Boston attorney Brady Coyne. A drunken bum found frozen to death is considered routine for the police - until it turns out the "bum" is really a wealthy heir masquerading as a bum to gather material for a book - and he was brutally murdered. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 229 pp. ISBN: 0-684-186810.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81781
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  • BIRD OF PASSAGE. by Teal, Mildred. Illustrated by Ted Lewin
    Teal, Mildred. Illustrated by Ted Lewin
    BIRD OF PASSAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1977.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Two stories set in during pioneer times are linked by the migration of the Great Blue Heron from the the coastal marshes of Georgia (where an Indian boy and his mother take refuge from raiding white settlers) to those of Gloucester in Massachusetts, where the daughter of an imigrant cobbler from England learns to survive in a new world. Illustrated with drawings by Caldecott Medalist.Ted Lewin. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper. "with many hours of good reading, David" and dated in the year of publication. 109 pp. ISBN: 0-316-83452-1.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (toning to the spine of the dust jacket.) Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 44597
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  • MACKEREL BY MOONLIGHT. by Weld, William F.
    Weld, William F.
    MACKEREL BY MOONLIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1998) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel - a story of Boston politics - by this former governor of Massachusetts. SIGNED on the title page. 238 pp. ISBN: 0-684853469.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68996
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