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  • Baker, Paula.
    THE MORAL FRAMEWORKS OF PUBLIC LIFE: Gender, Politics, and the State in Rural New York, 1870-1930.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book, a detailed look at a specific group of people - farmers in rural New York - starting at a time when feminist activity was at its height. Photographs, extensive notes, bibliography, index. 251 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5064526.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26031
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  • Caldwell, Taylor.
    THIS SIDE OF INNOCENCE.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Scribner's, 1946. dj. Hardcover - Novel set in upstate New York in the years after the Civil War.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (front hinge cracked, some edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 20318
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  • Caldwell, Taylor.
    THIS SIDE OF INNOCENCE.

    Edition: Early reprint.

    New York: Sun Dial Press, (1947.) dj. Hardcover - Novel set in upstate New York in the years after the Civil War. 499 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a just about fine and very attractive vintage dustjacket. While not an uncommon title, it is uncommon in this condition,

    Book ID: 39703
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  • Caldwell, Taylor.
    THIS SIDE OF INNOCENCE.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Scribner's, 1947. Hardcover - Novel set in upstate New York in the years after the Civil War. 499 pp.

    Condition: Good only in tan cloth (prev owner's name and address, some overall wear, lacking the dj.)

    Book ID: 35642
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  • THE WIDE HOUSE. by Caldwell, Taylor (Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell Reback, 1900-1985)
    Caldwell, Taylor (Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell Reback, 1900-1985)
    THE WIDE HOUSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1945. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the 1850's in a small town of the shores of Lake Erie in northwestern New York State - the story of a matriach, Janie Cauder, a widow who immigrated to the US from England with her four children, but also a story of the waves of intolerance - anti-Semitism, anti-Catholicism - that swept over parts of America in the 1850's. 533 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (some general edgewear to the dj, loss of about 1/8 inch at the top of the spine, but overall quite bright and reasonably attractive. Relatively uncommon in the first edition in dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38942
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  • IN THE HANDS OF THE SENECAS. by Edmonds, Walter D.
    Edmonds, Walter D.
    IN THE HANDS OF THE SENECAS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel which follows the women and children taken captive in a raid by the Senecas on the frontier outpost of Dygartsbush in upstate New York in 1778, as they followed the long trail back to the native villages. Duotone frontispiece and illustrated title page and dust jacket art by Alan Tompkins. 213 pp. Illustrated map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacke (foxing to edges of textblock, some edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 78552
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  • AGAINST GRAVITY. by Ferriss, Lucy.
    Ferriss, Lucy.
    AGAINST GRAVITY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1996) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third novel, set mostly in a small town in upstate New York, a book which "paints the numbing routine of lives which appear stagnant but are fraught with violent change." Warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page "For --- whose poetry defies gravity" and dated in the year of publication. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-684-800918.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (lower corner of a some pages bumped).

    Book ID: 64944
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  • Gaddis, William, (1922-1998.)
    CARPENTER'S GOTHIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel, one of his shortest and darkest, by this important American writer. His second novel, J. R. won the National Book Award (as did his fourth novel, 'A Frolic of His Own') and Gaddis had already received the MacArthur award by the time this was published. This novel "centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a beleaguered Vietnam veteran out for the main chance.. From their 'carpenter gothic' rented house on the Hudson River, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelistic preacher mounting a grand crusade against the forces of evil" - one that suits a mining combine bidding to…

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    New York: Viking, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel, one of his shortest and darkest, by this important American writer. His second novel, J. R. won the National Book Award (as did his fourth novel, 'A Frolic of His Own') and Gaddis had already received the MacArthur award by the time this was published. This novel "centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a beleaguered Vietnam veteran out for the main chance.. From their 'carpenter gothic' rented house on the Hudson River, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelistic preacher mounting a grand crusade against the forces of evil" - one that suits a mining combine bidding to take over a major ore strike on the site of Ude's African radio station and mission. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-670697931.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38647
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  • Gaddis, William, (1922-1998.)
    CARPENTER'S GOTHIC.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Viking, 1985. dj. Hardcover - The third novel, one of his shortest and darkest, by this important American writer. His second novel, J. R. won the National Book Award (as did his fourth novel, 'A Frolic of His Own') and Gaddis had already received the MacArthur award by the time this was published. This novel "centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a beleaguered Vietnam veteran out for the main chance.. From their 'carpenter gothic' rented house on the Hudson River, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelistic preacher mounting a grand crusade against the forces of evil" - one that suits a mining combine bidding to take over…

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    New York: Viking, 1985. dj. Hardcover - The third novel, one of his shortest and darkest, by this important American writer. His second novel, J. R. won the National Book Award (as did his fourth novel, 'A Frolic of His Own') and Gaddis had already received the MacArthur award by the time this was published. This novel "centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a beleaguered Vietnam veteran out for the main chance.. From their 'carpenter gothic' rented house on the Hudson River, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelistic preacher mounting a grand crusade against the forces of evil" - one that suits a mining combine bidding to take over a major ore strike on the site of Ude's African radio station and mission. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-670697931.

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    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket. (remainder mark, edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 38649
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  • ARCADIA FALLS. by Goodman, Carol.
    Goodman, Carol.
    ARCADIA FALLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The seventh novel by this award-winning writer. "Dire financial straits and a desire for a fresh start take Meg and Sally from a comfortable life on Long Island to a tucked-away hamlet in upstate New York: Arcadia Falls, where Meg has accepted a teaching position at a boarding school. The creaky, neglected cottage Meg and Sally are to call home feels like an ill portent of things to come, but Meg is determined to make the best of itÑand to make a good impression on the schoolÕs dean, the diminutive, elegant Ivy St. Clare. St. Claire, however, is distracted by a shocking crisis: During ArcadiaÕs First Night bonfire, one…

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    New York: Ballantine, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The seventh novel by this award-winning writer. "Dire financial straits and a desire for a fresh start take Meg and Sally from a comfortable life on Long Island to a tucked-away hamlet in upstate New York: Arcadia Falls, where Meg has accepted a teaching position at a boarding school. The creaky, neglected cottage Meg and Sally are to call home feels like an ill portent of things to come, but Meg is determined to make the best of itÑand to make a good impression on the schoolÕs dean, the diminutive, elegant Ivy St. Clare. St. Claire, however, is distracted by a shocking crisis: During ArcadiaÕs First Night bonfire, one of MegÕs folklore students, Isabel Cheney, plunges to her death in a campus gorge.' SIGNED on the title page. 355 pp. ISBN: 978-0345497536.

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    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 77605
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  • PAGANS IN OUR MIDST. by Lopez, Andre.
    Lopez, Andre.
    PAGANS IN OUR MIDST.

    Edition: First edition.

    Mohawk Nation via Rooseveltown, NY: Akwesasne Notes, n.d. (ca 1975). First edition - A book which reveals the consistent racism and use of stereotypes in newspaper accounts, cartoon and advertisements - in this case, in the six newspapers published in the towns close to the lands of the Six Nations in Upstate New York. As the prologue comments, "This book covers the years 1885-1910, a crucial transition period for the Indians of the United States. The wars for the Indians' lands has come to an end and the red man is now trying to adjust to a new way of life on his 'inviolate' reservation. And now a more subtle war to rob the Indian of his cultural identity…

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    Mohawk Nation via Rooseveltown, NY: Akwesasne Notes, n.d. (ca 1975). First edition - A book which reveals the consistent racism and use of stereotypes in newspaper accounts, cartoon and advertisements - in this case, in the six newspapers published in the towns close to the lands of the Six Nations in Upstate New York. As the prologue comments, "This book covers the years 1885-1910, a crucial transition period for the Indians of the United States. The wars for the Indians' lands has come to an end and the red man is now trying to adjust to a new way of life on his 'inviolate' reservation. And now a more subtle war to rob the Indian of his cultural identity is about to begin. Through examining newspaper, magazine and official reports dealing with the Iroquois Indians of New York State, one can glean a microcosm picture of the White endeavor to destroy Indian culture throughout the United States." In addition to a very brief history of the Six Nations and of Indian/white conflict in general, the book is divided into sections: The Indians are getting very thievish and unruly; They heed not the law; Like other cannibals, and It is necessary to exert complete control. Illustrated throughout with drawings, cartoons from newspapers and magazines - juxtaposed against the quiet dignity of the people shown in photographs from family albums. Slightly oversized oblong format. xviii, 153 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (corners slightly bumped and curling) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 83845
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  • MISSING MOM. by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    MISSING MOM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An unusual novel - with a memorable central character - by one of America's most prolific writers. Set in upstate New York. SIGNED on the title page. 434 pp. ISBN: 0-06-081621x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 81155
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  • CARTHAGE. by Oates, Joyce Carol.
    Oates, Joyce Carol.
    CARTHAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ecco Press / Harper Collins, (2014) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel set in the Adirondacks where a young girl has disappeared, and all of the evidence points to a troubled young Iraq war veteran. SIGNED on the title page. 482 pp. ISBN: 978-0062208125.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82819
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  • MOHAWK. by Russo, Richard.
    Russo, Richard.
    MOHAWK.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1994). SIGNED - Novel set in a small town in upstate New York which lies "almost entirely on the wrong side of the tracks." SIGNED on the title page. 418 pp. ISBN: 0-679-753826.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 63229
    Keywords: Fiction, new york state
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  • SMOKING TECHNOLOGY OF THE ABORIGINES OF THE IROQUOIS AREA OF NEW YORK STATE. by Rutsch, Edward S.
    Rutsch, Edward S.
    SMOKING TECHNOLOGY OF THE ABORIGINES OF THE IROQUOIS AREA OF NEW YORK STATE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, (1973) dj. Hardcover first edition - A detailed examination of the tobacco pipes and related objects used by the Five Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy - Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga - in the New York state region. Illustrated throughout with 191 figures including drawings, black and white photographs, maps and charts. Bibliography, index. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-8386-75689.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 58834
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