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  • TOWARD THE MORNING. by Allen, Hervey.
    Allen, Hervey.
    TOWARD THE MORNING.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York & Toronto: Rinehart, (1948) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical novel which begins in 1764 in Pennsylvania, the third volume in "The Disinherited" series. Frontispiece and dust jacket art by Andrew Wyeth. SIGNED on a special bookplate affixed to the front free endpaper, noting that this autographed copy is "presented to -- in appreciation and as a souvenir of the historical background of Carlise, Christmas 1948." 458 pp.

    Condition: Very good in fair only dust jacket (bookplate, spot to edge of textblock, toning to the pages, rubbing and wear to the dj, sunning to the dj spine)

    Book ID: 77983
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  • ADVENTURES OF CAPTIVITY. by Chorpenning, Frank P.
    Chorpenning, Frank P.
    ADVENTURES OF CAPTIVITY.

    Edition: First edition.

    Columbus, Ohio: Lutheran Book Concern, n.d. [ca 1920.]. Hardcover first edition - Children's story set on the Pennsylvania frontier in 1755, during the French and Indian War. It begins "From Switzerland the courageous Le Roy family staunchly came to the wilderness on the West Branch of Susquehanna River and here they settled in a clearing - in Limestone Township Union County - but little concerned that this same clearing had been vacated on account of Indians." 64 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated boards with green cloth spine (edgewear, peeled spot to the front cover, and discoloration on a few pages.) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 47602
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  • A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR: A Memoir. by Crawford, Arlo.
    Crawford, Arlo.
    A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR: A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book - a memoir about family and farming which teaches a lesson about the risks that make life worth living. Unsure of what he wanted to do, the summer he was thirty-one, Crawford returned home to work on the farm for the summer harvest at New Morning Farm - 75 acres tucked in south-central Pennsylvania where his parents had been growing organic vegetables for almost forty years. INSCRIBED on the title page. 256 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76684
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  • A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR: A Memoir. by Crawford, Arlo.
    Crawford, Arlo.
    A FARM DIES ONCE A YEAR: A Memoir.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Henry Holt, (2014). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book - a memoir about family and farming which teaches a lesson about the risks that make life worth living. Unsure of what he wanted to do, the summer he was thirty-one, Crawford returned home to work on the farm for the summer harvest at New Morning Farm - 75 acres tucked in south-central Pennsylvania where his parents had been growing organic vegetables for almost forty years. SIGNED on the title page with the words "My second autograph ever" and dated in 2013 . 256 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76685
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  • THE STRIKER: An Isaac Bell Adventure. by Cussler, Clive and Justin Scott.
    Cussler, Clive and Justin Scott.
    THE STRIKER: An Isaac Bell Adventure.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The sixth historical thriller featuring detective Isaac Bell -it is 1902 and Bell, only two years out of his apprenticeship, is hired to hunt for radical union sabateurs in the coal mines. Instead he witnesses a terrible accident which makes him realize that it is not the union members who are the problem. SIGNED by Cussler on the facing title page. Pittsburgh map endpapers. 375 pp. ISBN: 9780-399-161773.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73300
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  • Dillard, Annie.
    AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1987. dj. Hardcover - An evocation of her childhood - 'growing up in Pittsburgh in a house full of books and comedians.' 214 pp, map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0158050.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 26502
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  • AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD. by Dillard, Annie.
    Dillard, Annie.
    AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - An evocation of her childhood - 'growing up in Pittsburgh in a house full of books and comedians.' 255 pp, map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0158050.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35763
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  • Dillard, Annie.
    AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1987. dj. Hardcover - An evocation of her childhood - 'growing up in Pittsburgh in a house full of books and comedians.' 255 pp, map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0158050.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35141
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  • Dillard, Annie.
    AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - An evocation of her childhood - 'growing up in Pittsburgh in a house full of books and comedians.' 255 pp, map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0158050.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35831
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  • Dillard, Annie.
    AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1987. dj. Hardcover - An evocation of her childhood - 'growing up in Pittsburgh in a house full of books and comedians.' 255 pp, map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0158050.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 29673
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  • Dillard, Annie.
    AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - An evocation of her childhood - 'growing up in Pittsburgh in a house full of books and comedians.' 255 pp, map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0158050.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription, price-clipped dj.)

    Book ID: 31990
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  • THE LOST ADVENTURER. by Gilkyson, Walter (1880-1969)
    Gilkyson, Walter (1880-1969)
    THE LOST ADVENTURER.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of a romantic, a loner dedicated to lost causes who leaves his small town in Pennslyvania to become involved in a political uprising in Valencia, Spain, in 1869. In addition to being a writer and novelist, Gilkyson was a lawyer and served as the American secretary at the Nuremberg Military Tribunals after World War II. Striking art deco cover art by Juan Oliver. 297 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 64563
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  • THE BEST OF AMISH COOKING: Traditional and Contemporary Recipes Adaped from the Kitchens and Pantries of Old Order Amish Cooks by Good, Phyllis Pellman.
    Good, Phyllis Pellman.
    THE BEST OF AMISH COOKING: Traditional and Contemporary Recipes Adaped from the Kitchens and Pantries of Old Order Amish Cooks

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Intercourse, PA: Good Books. (1996.). Illustrated with full color photographs. Sources, index. Large format. 223 pp. ISBN: 1561481890.

    Condition: Near fine (corner slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 47590
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  • BAKER TOWERS. by Haigh, Jennifer.
    Haigh, Jennifer.
    BAKER TOWERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, (2005.). SIGNED first edition - Her second novel, set among the immigrant families who worked in the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania in the years after World War II. The 'towers' referred to in the title are the piles of waste left from the mines. Haigh's first novel, "Mrs Kimble" won the Pen/Faulkner award and this is as beautifully and simply written. SIGNED on the title page. 334 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 37313
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  • BAKER TOWERS. by Haigh, Jennifer.
    Haigh, Jennifer.
    BAKER TOWERS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Morrow, (2005.). SIGNED first edition - Her second novel, set among the immigrant families who worked in the coal mines of Western Pennsylvania in the years after World War II. The 'towers' referred to in the title are the piles of waste left from the mines. Haigh's first novel, "Mrs Kimble" won the Pen/Faulkner award and this is as beautifully and simply written. INSCRIBED on the title page. 334 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74961
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  • McHugh, Joe; Paula Blasius,illustrator.
    RUFF TALES: High Octane Stories from the Ruff Creek General Store.

    Edition: First printing.

    n.p. [Auburn, CA] Catalpa Press, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of humorous folk tales centered on a general store in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, but also equally at home in the bayous of Louisiana, and the front porches of New England. Among the classic themes are the hen-pecked husband, the stubborn mule, the restless ghost and more. SIGNED on the title page by the author. 135 pp. ISBN: 0-961994304.

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

    Book ID: 24673
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  • McHugh, Joe; Paula Blasius,illustrator.
    RUFF TALES: High Octane Stories from the Ruff Creek General Store.

    Edition: First printing.

    n.p. [Auburn, CA] Catalpa Press, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of humorous folk tales centered on a general store in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, but also equally at home in the bayous of Louisiana, and the front porches of New England. Among the classic themes are the hen-pecked husband, the stubborn mule, the restless ghost and more. SIGNED on the title page by both the author and the illustrator. 135 pp. ISBN: 0-961994304.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37643
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  • REBELS IN THE SHADOWS. by Reilly, Robert T.
    Reilly, Robert T.
    REBELS IN THE SHADOWS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Milwaukee, WI: The Bruce Publishing Co., (1962.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel for older children and young adults set against the background of the Molly Maguires and the unrest in the Pennsylania hard-coal mines in the 1870s. Foreword, map. x, 180 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket. (offsetting to the endpapers, one short tear with associated creasing to upper edge of dj, other light edgewear.) Uncommon in this, the first edition,

    Book ID: 52024
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  • WHEN THE RAILROAD CAME TO READING! by Rhoads, W. W.
    Rhoads, W. W.
    WHEN THE RAILROAD CAME TO READING!

    Edition: 2nd printing (same month as the first)

    New York: The Newcomen Society of England, American Branch, 1948. An account of the colorful beginnings of rail transportation at Reading, Pennsylvania. Includes a biographical sketch of the author. Illustrated throughout. 28 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in stapled ivory wrappers.

    Book ID: 66853
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  • Updike, John.
    RABBIT AT REST.

    Edition: Large print (type) edition.

    New York: Random House, 1990. dj. Hardcover - Updike's fourth and final novel about ex-basketball player Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, who has now "acquired heart trouble, a Florida condo and a second grandchild - an exploration of the bleak terrain of late middle age." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 794 pp. ISBN: 0-394-58936X.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (soiling to edge of textblock, prev owner's embossed seal.)

    Book ID: 56124
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  • RABBIT AT REST. by Updike, John.
    Updike, John.
    RABBIT AT REST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - Updike's fourth and final novel about ex-basketball player Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, who has now "acquired heart trouble, a Florida condo and a second grandchild - an exploration of the bleak terrain of late middle age." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 512 pp. ISBN: 0-394-588150.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52499
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  • Updike, John.
    RABBIT AT REST.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover - Updike's fourth and final novel about ex-basketball player Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, who has now "acquired heart trouble, a Florida condo and a second grandchild - an exploration of the bleak terrain of late middle age." Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 512 pp. ISBN: 0-394-588150.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16550
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  • RING OF GOLD. by Weld, Eloise R.
    Weld, Eloise R.
    RING OF GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Sequel to the author's first novel, 'Engagement,' this is set in the countryside outside Philadelphia during and after the first world war. 350 pp. Wraparound dust jacket art by Rob Sauber.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 45150
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  • HOOP ROOTS. by Wideman, John Edgar.
    Wideman, John Edgar.
    HOOP ROOTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's memoir of "discovering the game that has been his singular passion for nearly fifty years. It is equally, inevitably, the story of the roots of black basketball in Ameica Ñ a story inextricable from race, culture, love, and home. " 242 pp. ISBN: 0-395-857317.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 43233
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