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  • Bachman, Ben.
    UPSTREAM: a Voyage on the Connecticut River.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. dj. First edition - From the dustjacket flap: 'Traveling by tugboat, canoe, train, a nd on foot, Ben Bachman takes us on a voyage up the Connecticut, from its mouth on Long Island Sound to its headwaters in the wildness of Northern New Hampshire. .. He writes of wildlife and plant life, of the rise and fall of the mills and railroads, of Indians and pioneers, of the Gilded Age on the lower river and dairy farming on the upper.' ix, map, 217 pp. ISBN: 0-395-343895.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tear on front cover.)

    Book ID: 30815
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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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  • MERCY SNOW. by Baker, Tiffany.
    Baker, Tiffany.
    MERCY SNOW.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2014). First edition - Her third novel, set in a tiny paper mill town in New Hampshire where nineteen-year-old Mercy, ekes out a living in the harshest of circumstances while caring for a young sister and battling the town as they blame her brother for a tragic bus accident. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81118
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  • REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CONCORD, with the Charter and Amendments in Force March 1, 1926. by Board of Aldermen.
    Board of Aldermen.
    REVISED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CONCORD, with the Charter and Amendments in Force March 1, 1926.

    Edition: First edition.

    Concord, NH: The Concord Press, 1926. Hardcover first edition - The Rules of the Board of Aldermen, Published by order of the Board of Alderman in accordance with Section Fifty-Two of the New Charter. Seal on title page. Index. 192 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with gilt lettering on spine.

    Book ID: 58367
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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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  • TREETOPS: A Family Memoir. by Cheever, Susan.
    Cheever, Susan.
    TREETOPS: A Family Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - A history of several generations of her family, including of course, her father, the writer John Cheever. Treetops was the name given to a cluster of cottages built by her grandfather and used by her family as a summer home. Photographs. Family tree on endpapers. 204 pp. ISBN: 0-553-072250.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59337
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  • LETHAL TREASURE. by Cleland, Jane K.
    Cleland, Jane K.
    LETHAL TREASURE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Eighth mystery in the award-winning series featuring antique store owner Josie Prescott, set in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (the author was herself a rare book and antiques dealer for many years). SIGNED on the title page. 294 pp. ISBN: 978-1250026941.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77511
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  • DEADLY APPRAISAL. by Cleland, Jane K.
    Cleland, Jane K.
    DEADLY APPRAISAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2007) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring antique store owner Josie Prescott, set in Portsmouth, NH (the author was herself a rare book and antiques dealer for many years). 307 pp. ISBN: 978-0312343668.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62603
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  • DEADLY APPRAISAL. by Cleland, Jane K.
    Cleland, Jane K.
    DEADLY APPRAISAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second mystery featuring antique store owner Josie Prescott, set in Portsmouth, NH (the author was herself a rare book and antiques dealer for many years). SIGNED on the title page. 307 pp. ISBN: 978-0312343668.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62315
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  • KILLER KEEPSAKES. by Cleland, Jane K.
    Cleland, Jane K.
    KILLER KEEPSAKES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fourth mystery featuring antique store owner Josie Prescott, set in Portsmouth, NH (the author was herself a rare book and antiques dealer for many years). SIGNED on the title page. 285 pp. ISBN: 978-0312369446.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 77297
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  • BOY IN THE WATER. by Dobyns, Stephen.
    Dobyns, Stephen.
    BOY IN THE WATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A psychological thriller set at a private school in New Hampshire. 406 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-60200.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48761
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  • THE GRAVEYARD GANG. by Duffy, James.
    Duffy, James.
    THE GRAVEYARD GANG.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel for older children by this award winning writer. "A newcomer to Wingate, New Hampshire, Amy Abbott lands a summer job at the exclusive Spruce Tree Lodge, forms the Graveyard Gang with new friends Sandy, Wilma, and Cathy, and solves a mystery" 180 pp. ISBN: 0-68419449X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 67471
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  • THE PAINTED DRUM. by Erdrich, Louise.
    Erdrich, Louise.
    THE PAINTED DRUM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The discovery of a rare drum among a group of Native American artifacts being appraised is the beginning of this novel, which tracks the drum's origins from the the northern plains to New Hampshire, and explores the memories of those grieving for lost children. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0515104.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 60140
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  • LIFE WORK. by Hall, Donald.
    Hall, Donald.
    LIFE WORK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1993). SIGNED first edition - A book in which Hall, an award winning poet, author of children's books and works of nonfiction, describes how work has filled his life with excitement - and he reflects on the different nature of work -his grandfather as a farmer in New Hampshire, his father in an office, and his work of putting a pen to paper. Halfway through writing this book, he found he had cancer, and it gave this book a new urgency, although he ultimately went on to live many more years. SIGNED on the title page. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. 124 pp. Text design by Barry Moser.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy printed wrappers (lower corner slightly bumped, staple holes in front cover)

    Book ID: 67947
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  • LIFE WORK. by Hall, Donald.
    Hall, Donald.
    LIFE WORK.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1993). Hardcover first edition - A book in which Hall, an award winning poet and former US poet laureate, author of children's books and works of nonfiction, describes how work has filled his life with excitement - and he reflects on the different nature of work -his grandfather as a farmer in New Hampshire, his father in an office, and his work of putting a pen to paper. Halfway through writing this book, he found he had cancer, and it gave this book a new urgency, although he ultimately went on to live many more years. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. 124 pp. Text design by Barry Moser. ISBN: 0-807070548.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (some sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 83149
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  • Hegi, Ursula.
    THE VISION OF EMMA BLAU.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.). First edition - The most ambitious - and perhaps the best - novel by the author of 'Stones from the River.' This is an epic novel, spanning almost 100 years from 1894 to 1990, in the lives of a German American family in a small town in New Hampshire. 432 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in blue and white printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 30312
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  • THE VISION OF EMMA BLAU. by Hegi, Ursula.
    Hegi, Ursula.
    THE VISION OF EMMA BLAU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The most ambitious - and perhaps the best - novel by the author of 'Stones from the River.' This is an epic novel, spanning almost 100 years from 1894 to 1990, in the lives of a German American family in a small town in New Hampshire. SIGNED on a blank prelim page. 432 pp. ISBN: 0-684-829975.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (light creasing to first few pages.)

    Book ID: 52482
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  • Hegi, Ursula.
    THE VISION OF EMMA BLAU.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Scribner, (2000.). The most ambitious - and perhaps the best - novel by the author of 'Stones from the River.' This is an epic novel, spanning almost 100 years from 1894 to 1990, in the lives of a German American family in a small town in New Hampshire. 432 pp. ISBN: 0-684-872730.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 42419
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  • Hegi, Ursula.
    THE VISION OF EMMA BLAU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The most ambitious - and perhaps the best - novel by the author of 'Stones from the River.' This is an epic novel, spanning almost 100 years from 1894 to 1990, in the lives of a German American family in a small town in New Hampshire. 432 pp. ISBN: 0-684-829975.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.(some crinkling to front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 35610
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  • Hegi, Ursula.
    THE VISION OF EMMA BLAU.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The most ambitious - and perhaps the best - novel by the author of 'Stones from the River.' This is an epic novel, spanning almost 100 years from 1894 to 1990, in the lives of a German American family in a small town in New Hampshire. 432 pp. ISBN: 0-684-829975.

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

    Book ID: 37232
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  • Hershon, Joanna.
    SWIMMING.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Ballantine, 2001. First edition - In this literary debut, Joanna Hershon tells of the ever-evolving aftermath of one tragic summer weekend for the Wheeler family in New Hampshire. A pond, an accident, a loss, a search, a recovery - the chain of events in the novel is not as important as their effects or the feelings inside each conscious act. At the center of the novel lies a young girl named Lila, whose search for truth will not let her forget that summer night long ago.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 18966
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  • SWIMMING. by Hershon, Joanna.
    Hershon, Joanna.
    SWIMMING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel one which describes aftermath of ae tragic summer weekend for the Wheeler family in New Hampshire. A pond, an accident, a loss, a search, a recovery - SIGNED on the title page. 356 pp. ISBN: 0-345439147.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80763
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  • THE SABBATHDAY RIVER. by Korelitz,Jean Hanff.
    Korelitz,Jean Hanff.
    THE SABBATHDAY RIVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1999.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A suspenseful murder mystery set in rural New Hampshire, which begins with a baby's body being found in the Sabbathday River, but also a complex novel which looks at the ways in which women are judged, and not only in small towns. Dustjacket praise from Rosellen Brown and Scott Turow. Recommended. ISBN: 0-374-253234.

    Condition: SIGNED by the author on the title page. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28508
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  • LOST NATION. by Lent, Jeffrey.
    Lent, Jeffrey.
    LOST NATION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2002.) dj. First edition - Second novel by the highly praised writer of "In the Fall." Historical novel set in northern New Hampshire in the early 19th century. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-8433.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50863
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  • LOST NATION. by Lent, Jeffrey.
    Lent, Jeffrey.
    LOST NATION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by the highly praised writer of "In the Fall." Historical novel set in northern New Hampshire in the early 19th century. SIGNED on the title page. 370 pp. ISBN: 0-87113-8433.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52601
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  • LOST NATION. by Lent, Jeffrey.
    Lent, Jeffrey.
    LOST NATION.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2002.). First edition - Second novel by the highly praised writer of "In the Fall." Historical novel set in northern New Hampshire in the early 19th century. 370 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 43497
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  • Merrill, Richard (1956-1994.)
    CALLS FROM THE GRANITE STATE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Santa Barbara: John Daniel & Company, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of nine stories 'about working-class people in - or from - New Hampshire and about the strong bonds of family and the tenacity of roots that are planted in granite soil.' Dustjacket praise by John L'Heureux, Merrill's teacher and the editor of this posthumous collection. Preface by Mae Briskin. 127 pp. ISBN: 1-880284227.

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

    Book ID: 32945
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  • Olmstead, Robert.
    STAY HERE WITH ME: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - Memoir of his youth on his grandfather's dairy farm in New Hampshire, infused by the sweetness of his first love, and the bitterness of his father's alcoholism and the decline of his grandfather, the family patriarch. Although highly critically acclaimed - Joyce Kornblatt writing in the NY Times called his work 'violent and meditative, hopeless and elegiac, ribald and somber.... he writes heartbreaking, beautiful prose' - he has not received the popular recognition he deserves. ISBN: 0-8050-41621.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22623
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  • A COUNTRY LAWYER. by Shute, Henry Augustus (1856Ð1943)
    Shute, Henry Augustus (1856Ð1943)
    A COUNTRY LAWYER.

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto & Boston: William Briggs / Houghton Mifflin, 1911. Hardcover first edition - Shute was a judge in Exeter, New Hampshire, as well as a farmer, author and musician, best known for the many novels and stories he wrote about a gang of "bad boys" - many which were published in the Saturday Evening Post and collected into 18 novels. He named his main character after himself, using his childhood nickname of Plupy and the gang of rambunctious boys who surrounded Plupy had names like Newt, Beany, Pewt, Nibby, Bug, Fuzzy, Skinny, Whack and Boog many were based on real Exeter personalities. Although this novel begins melodramatically with the fatal shooting of a blackguard named Tarantula in a tavern…

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    Toronto & Boston: William Briggs / Houghton Mifflin, 1911. Hardcover first edition - Shute was a judge in Exeter, New Hampshire, as well as a farmer, author and musician, best known for the many novels and stories he wrote about a gang of "bad boys" - many which were published in the Saturday Evening Post and collected into 18 novels. He named his main character after himself, using his childhood nickname of Plupy and the gang of rambunctious boys who surrounded Plupy had names like Newt, Beany, Pewt, Nibby, Bug, Fuzzy, Skinny, Whack and Boog many were based on real Exeter personalities. Although this novel begins melodramatically with the fatal shooting of a blackguard named Tarantula in a tavern in a mining camp, it quickly returns to New England and is partially based on his own experiences as a country lawyer. Illustrated with a colored frontispiece with a tissue guard and seven glossy plates with black and white drawings by Irene Deremeax. 431 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in olive green cloth with gilt lettering (previous owner's name on front endpaper, lettering somewhat rubbed on the spine)

    Book ID: 83012
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  • THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS IN AFTER YEARS (#6). by Vandercook, Margaret.
    Vandercook, Margaret.
    THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS IN AFTER YEARS (#6).

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: John C. Winston Co., (c. 1915.) dj. Hardcover - Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three internal plates on plain paper. Lists at front to #14 in the series. 249 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in olive green cloth with an illustration of a girl in a canoe on the front cover (usual toning to the pages, some foxing, gift inscription Christmas 1931) in a fair dust jacket with a wraparound illustrations (overall edgewear to the dj, some small peeled spots, a bit of discoloration, now protected by an archival cover)

    Book ID: 58637
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