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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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  • JANE'S ISLAND plus May 1931 issue of YOUNG WINGS. by Allee, Marjorie Hill
    Allee, Marjorie Hill
    JANE'S ISLAND plus May 1931 issue of YOUNG WINGS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York & Boston: Junior Literary Guild / Houghton Mifflin Company 1931. dj. Hardcover - Set in Woods Hole on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where Ellen, a 17-year-old college freshman, and 12-year-old Jane, the daughter of a marine biologist are spending the summer - a vacation "wherein biological specimens and adventures mix." The author spent many summers at Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole with her husband, a professor of zoology; she comments that as far as she knows this is the first book to use it as a setting. Author's note. Illustrated by Maitland de Gogorza with a frontispiece and eight internal plates on plain paper. A Newbery Honor recipient in 1932. Illustrated map endpapers. viii, 235 pp. Laid…

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    New York & Boston: Junior Literary Guild / Houghton Mifflin Company 1931. dj. Hardcover - Set in Woods Hole on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where Ellen, a 17-year-old college freshman, and 12-year-old Jane, the daughter of a marine biologist are spending the summer - a vacation "wherein biological specimens and adventures mix." The author spent many summers at Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole with her husband, a professor of zoology; she comments that as far as she knows this is the first book to use it as a setting. Author's note. Illustrated by Maitland de Gogorza with a frontispiece and eight internal plates on plain paper. A Newbery Honor recipient in 1932. Illustrated map endpapers. viii, 235 pp. Laid in is a very uncommon May 1931 issue of "YOUNG WINGS: The Magazine of the Boys' and Girls' Own Book Club
    Junior Literary Guild." In addition to discussing Jane's Island, the May selection for older girls, this includes reviews of other current book club offerings, a letter from Marjorie Hill Allee, other features, illustrations, and letters from readers. Helen Ferris, Editor. 20 pp in glossy stapled wrappers.

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    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with black lettering and a small illustration on the cover, gold tinting on top edge, in a very good dustjacket (chipping and a tear to the upper end of the dj spine) The issue of Young Wings is fine.

    Book ID: 76154
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  • UNDER THE LEGISLATURE OF STARS: 62 New Hampshire Poets. by Argran, Rack , Hildred Crill, and Mark DeCarteret, editors. introduction by Maxine Kumin
    Argran, Rack , Hildred Crill, and Mark DeCarteret, editors. introduction by Maxine Kumin
    UNDER THE LEGISLATURE OF STARS: 62 New Hampshire Poets.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Durham, NH: Oyster River Press, (1999). First edition - "A satisfying harvest of one of New Hampshire's most surprising bounties: poetry." introduction by Maxine Kumin and contributions from Jennifer White, Julia Older, Charles Simic, Jane Kenyon and Donald Hall, and more. Notes on contributors. 96 pp. ISBN: 1-88229159X.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 54625
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  • LOOKING FOR THE KLONDIKE STONE. by Arthur, Elizabeth.
    Arthur, Elizabeth.
    LOOKING FOR THE KLONDIKE STONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir of five perfect summers spent at a camp in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-679-418946.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43652
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  • BOSTON: A GUIDE BOOK. by Bacon, Edwin M. (1844-1916)
    Bacon, Edwin M. (1844-1916)
    BOSTON: A GUIDE BOOK.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Ginn & Company, 1903. Hardcover first edition - "Prepared for the Convention of the National Educational Association, July 6-10, 1903, under the direction of Edwin D. Mead, Frank Foxcroft, and George P. Morris, the Committee on Guide Books appointed by the local Executive Committee." Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings throughout, eight colored maps bound in at the rear of the book. The first of many editions of this book published by Ginn & Co for various conventions and associations. Index. x, 190 pp plus maps. Small format.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with dark green lettering.

    Book ID: 53851
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  • MISS HICKORY. by Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin (1875-1961), Illustrated by Ruth Gannett.
    Bailey, Carolyn Sherwin (1875-1961), Illustrated by Ruth Gannett.
    MISS HICKORY.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, 1946 (1947) dj. Hardcover - A very early printing of this delightful story of a little wooden doll, winner of the Newbery Award in 1947. "When Great-granny Brown packed up and moved to the Women's City Club in Boston, Miss Hickory was faced with the problem of spending a severe New Hampshire winter alone. This might not have been so bad if Miss Hickory had not been a country woman whose body was an apple-wood twig and whose head was a hickory nut. This is the story of how she suvived those months, in the company of neighbors like Crow, Bull Frog, Ground Hog, and a host of others." Illustrated throughout with charming lithographs by Ruth Gannett. 123 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a fair dust jacket with some overall rubbing and wear, price-clipped.

    Book ID: 75413
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  • THE ANGEL ON THE ROOF: The Stories of Russell Banks. by Banks, Russell.
    Banks, Russell.
    THE ANGEL ON THE ROOF: The Stories of Russell Banks.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: HarperCollins, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although Banks is best known as a novelist,he has also won awards for his short stories and this collection, which includes stories written over a period of 30 years, contains many examples of his most powerful stories. Included are the best stories from his previous volumes, revised for this collection, and nine new stories, as well as an introduction and afterword by Banks. The settings range from New Hampshire and working class New England to Florida, the Caribbean and Africa. xix, 506 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0173963.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62253
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  • Banks, Russell
    AFFLICTION

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper & Row, 1989. dj. SIGNED first edition - A powerful novel both in its portrayal of the Wade Whitehouse, and the terrible affliction of violence, and in its depiction of the bleak New Hampshire town where Wade is both police officer and well-digger. Basis of the prize-winning movie of the same name.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (the silver and black covers of this advance issue are very different from the dustjacket used on the trade edition.)

    Book ID: 11359
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  • THE INVISIBLE STRANGER: The Pattern, Maine, Photographs of Arturo Pattern. by Banks, Russell and Arturo Patten.
    Banks, Russell and Arturo Patten.
    THE INVISIBLE STRANGER: The Pattern, Maine, Photographs of Arturo Pattern.

    Edition: First edition

    New York Harper Collins (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - Photographer Arturo Pattern and writer Russell Banks collaborate on this work which evoke the inhabitants of the small New England town of Pattern, Maine. Includes thirty-seven glossy black and white portraits, 73 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0192348.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (lower corners slightly bumped, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 60708
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  • Barbour, Anita and Spider.
    WILD FLORA OF THE NORTHEAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Overlook Press, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - A large format book, beautifully illustrated with full-page color photographs.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 1585
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  • A TROUBLE OF FOOLS by Barnes, Linda
    Barnes, Linda
    A TROUBLE OF FOOLS

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1987.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Award-winning first book in the mystery series featuring 6 foot 1, ex-cop, part-time Boston cab driver and new private investigator, Carlotta Carlyle. INSCRIBED on the title page. "for -- with best regards from Carlotta and me" 208 pp. ISBN: 0-312-011008.

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

    Book ID: 74406
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  • THE STRANGE DEATH OF MISTRESS COFFIN. by Begiebing, Robert J.
    Begiebing, Robert J.
    THE STRANGE DEATH OF MISTRESS COFFIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A carefully researched novel of life in 1640's Puritan New England, inspired by accounts of an unsolved murder of a young woman near what is now Exeter, New Hampshire. A story involving witchcraft, religion, evil - and also passion, excitement and strength. 236 pp. ISBN: 0-945575-56-4.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket. (short remainder mark to bottom edge, otherwise as new.)

    Book ID: 46470
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  • THE STRANGE DEATH OF MISTRESS COFFIN. by Begiebing, Robert J.
    Begiebing, Robert J.
    THE STRANGE DEATH OF MISTRESS COFFIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A carefully researched novel of life in 1640's Puritan New England, inspired by accounts of an unsolved murder of a young woman near what is now Exeter, New Hampshire. A story involving witchcraft, religion, evil - and also passion, excitement and strength. 236 pp. ISBN: 0-945575-56-4.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45661
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  • WITHOUT RESERVATION: The Making of America's Most Powerful Indian Tribe and Foxwoods, the World's Largest Casino. by Benedict, Jeff.
    Benedict, Jeff.
    WITHOUT RESERVATION: The Making of America's Most Powerful Indian Tribe and Foxwoods, the World's Largest Casino.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Account of how the Mashantucket Pequot tribe of Connecticut which was penniless and nearly extinct in 1973 became the richest tribe when it convinced the U.S. Congress to give tribal status to the group. Maps, bibliography. 376 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0193670.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50717
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  • ADDRESSES AND POEM IN COMMEMORATION OF THE CAPTAIN MICHAEL PIERCE FIGHT, MARCH 26, 1676: Memorial Services at Central Falls, Rhode Island, October 15, 1904. Dedication of Monument, September 21 1907. by Bicknell, Thomas Williams, editor.
    Bicknell, Thomas Williams, editor.
    ADDRESSES AND POEM IN COMMEMORATION OF THE CAPTAIN MICHAEL PIERCE FIGHT, MARCH 26, 1676: Memorial Services at Central Falls, Rhode Island, October 15, 1904. Dedication of Monument, September 21 1907.

    Edition: First edition.

    1908. First edition - Includes a foreword by John Winslow, a brief history of King Philip's War and of Michael Pierce of Scituate by Edwin C. Pierce, a poem by Hezekiah Butterworth and a list of the slain members of the Plymouth Colony Company. Glossy frontispiece. 41 pp.

    Condition: Very good in terra cotta flexible cloth boards (some loss of sizing to the cloth, or biopredation, contents near fine)

    Book ID: 75419
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  • THE BOOK OF LIGHT. by Blake, Michelle.
    Blake, Michelle.
    THE BOOK OF LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2003). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third mystery in the unusual series featuring Episcopalian priest Lily Connor "whose passion for justice forces her to confront evil even when it dwells within the church." SIGNED on the title page. 215 pp. ISBN: 0-399150463.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74426
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  • CAROL PLAYS SUMMER STOCK (Carol Page series #2) by Boylston, Helen Dore .
    Boylston, Helen Dore .
    CAROL PLAYS SUMMER STOCK (Carol Page series #2)

    Edition: Later printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (c 1944) dj. Hardcover - The second book in this series about Carol Page as she and her former classmates, Mike and Julia, discover the meaning of the theater - its demands, disappointments and rewards. Set in a small coastal town in Maine. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted glossy plates by Major Felton. 220 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library but with relatively few markings, overall tight and clean in a very good unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67271
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  • LITTLE JOHN OF NEW ENGLAND. by Brandeis, Madeline.
    Brandeis, Madeline.
    LITTLE JOHN OF NEW ENGLAND.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1936.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the "Children of America Stories" series. A combination of fiction and fact, this is the story of 9 year old John who is left at his uncle's house while his parents motor through New England, and his mother sends him letters every week describing the sites they have visited. Meanwhile, John has encountered a mysterious old man named 'C.F.' Illustrated with photographs. Green and white map endpapers. Bound in glossy white boards with a blue cloth spine and a full color illustration on the front (illustration is repeated on the dust jacket.) and printed throughout on good quality semi-glossy paper. 156 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (gift inscription dated 1937, dj has a loss of about 1/2 inch at top of spine, long closed tear on front cover, other chips and edgewear, but original price of 50c is still present, cover illustration is bright and attractive)

    Book ID: 39361
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  • CALEB'S CROSSING. by Brooks, Geraldine.
    Brooks, Geraldine.
    CALEB'S CROSSING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - Pulitzer Prize winning writer's fourth novel - an imaginative story based on a "shard" of historical fact: in 1665 a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American to graduate from Harvard College. Author's afterword. ISBN: 978-0670021048.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75918
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  • Bruff, Nancy.
    THE MANATEE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1945. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set against the background of Nantucket at the height of the whaling days - four years after it was published in hardcover, it became the first title to be published in paperback by Harlequin. 251 pp. Striking dust jacket art by William Sharp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket - uncommonly attractive for a book produced 'under wartime conditions.'

    Book ID: 34630
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  • CALLED AWAY. by Buchan, Perdita.
    Buchan, Perdita.
    CALLED AWAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel (she is the granddaughter of novelist John Buchan), a fable set in rural Vermont. The story contrasts the 20th century Vermonters, including city slickers, idealistic back-to-the-land young people and Jesus freaks, with their early 19th century counterparts in one of the most difficult years in rural Vermont - 1816 - the year without a summer. 315 pp. ISBN: 0-316114073.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some sunning to the spine of the dj).

    Book ID: 69140
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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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  • LEAVING LOCKE HORN. by Casey, Dorothy.
    Casey, Dorothy.
    LEAVING LOCKE HORN.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by this author who was born in Maine, set in a fictional small town there - cover praise from Annie Dillard who calls this a "warm, beautifully written story of young men and women in a New England mill town... ordinary people, rendered in depth and with tenderness. Their moving story is unforgettable." 286 pp. ISBN: 0-912697393.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35871
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  • SPARTINA. by Casey, John.
    Casey, John.
    SPARTINA.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Avon, 1990. Winner of the National Book Award - Novel set in coastal Rhode Island, where Dick Pierce, a struggling fisherman is determined to finish building his boat, his 'Spartina,' despite the costs to his family and himself. Map. 375 pp. ISBN: 0-380-711044.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 53630
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  • SPARTINA. by Casey, John.
    Casey, John.
    SPARTINA.

    Edition: 5th printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989. dj. Hardcover - Winner of the National Book Award - Novel set in coastal Rhode Island, where Dick Pierce, a struggling fisherman is determined to finish building his boat, his 'Spartina,' despite the costs to his family and himself. 375 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-394-500989.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62229
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  • SPARTINA by Casey, John
    Casey, John
    SPARTINA

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Avon, 1990. Winner of the National Book Award - Novel set in coastal Rhode Island, where Dick Pierce, a struggling fisherman is determined to finish building his boat, his 'Spartina,' despite the costs to his family and himself. 375 pp. ISBN: 0-380-711044.

    Condition: Very good overall (slight edge wear, creases in binding, crinkling to a few pages)

    Book ID: 10786
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  • SLAVERY. by Channing, Willilam E. [1780-1842]
    Channing, Willilam E. [1780-1842]
    SLAVERY.

    Edition: Fourth edition (first was in 1835.)

    Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1836. Hardcover - Channing was an influential New England Unitarian minister and author, who stroke out strongly against the evils of slavery. He influenced many American authors, including Emerson and other transcendentalists and Holmes and Bryant and his writings on slavery helped to prepare the way for emancipation. A small volume. 187 pp.

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    Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1836. Hardcover - Channing was an influential New England Unitarian minister and author, who stroke out strongly against the evils of slavery. He influenced many American authors, including Emerson and other transcendentalists and Holmes and Bryant and his writings on slavery helped to prepare the way for emancipation. A small volume. 187 pp.

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    Condition: Good in dark green cloth with gilt lettering on the front cover (missing front free endpaper, foxing to the endpapers and lightly scattered in the margins.) Binding is strong, and pages are supple.

    Book ID: 46403
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  • MERRY MEN. by Chute, Carolyn.
    Chute, Carolyn.
    MERRY MEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Chute's third novel expands the saga of Egypt, Maine. Madison Smartt Bell called it "beyond comparisons .. a masterpiece." A very thick book - demonstrating in more ways than one - that Egypt is not so small. 695 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1592705.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 41455
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  • Chute, Carolyn.
    MERRY MEN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. First edition - Chute's third novel expands the saga of the Beans of Egypt, Maine. Madison Smartt Bell called it "beyond comparisons .. a masterpiece." A very thick book - demonstrating in more ways than one - that Egypt is not so small.

    Condition: Fine, in glossy ilustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 1859
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  • Chute, Carolyn.
    MERRY MEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Chute's third novel expands the saga of Egypt, Maine. Madison Smartt Bell called it "beyond comparisons .. a masterpiece." A very thick book - demonstrating in more ways than one - that Egypt is not so small. 695 pp. ISBN: 0-15-1592705.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35876
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