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  • PAPA WAS A FARMER. by Meckler, Branda Weisberg.
    Meckler, Branda Weisberg.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books in association with Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of an immigrant Jewish family's life in America's heartland. "With his wife and small daughter, Max Weisberg left Russia in 1904, went first to Cincinnati and eventually to a 60-acre farm in southern Ohio. The rural community, previously unfamiliar with European Jewish immigrants, accepted the family without prejudice. Weisberg's daughter 'Goldie' recalls her bucolic childhood with affection: the one-room schoolhouse, chores, adapting to local customs. . . an appealing piece of rural Americana. (Publishers Weekly) Illustrated with drawings by Marcia Erickson. 318 pp. ISBN: 0-912697954.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88928
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  • THE PLAY-PARTY IN INDIANA. by Wolford, Leah Jackson.
    Wolford, Leah Jackson.

    Edition: First edition.

    Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1916 (1917). Hardcover first edition - A discussion of the circumstances which both led to the popularity of play-parties, and its subsequent almost disappearance except in very rural areas. Includes dances, songs, games, for children and adults. A title in the Indiana Historical Collections series (since by law a copy was provided to every library in Indiana and others reserved for Indiana University, it is unusual that this copy is not ex-library) Bibliography. 120 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark green cloth with gilt lettering - some light toning to the pages and rubbing to the lettering, short edge tear on leaf 11-12.

    Book ID: 88436
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  • Woods, Nancy.
    THE GRASS ROOTS PEOPLE: An American Requiem.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - A tribute to the people of the Rocky Mountain West, in the plains, the valleys, mesas and mountains, written and photographed by Woods - and also a tribute to a dying way of life, that of rural America. Slightly oversized volume, printed on glossy stock, illustrated with many black and white photographs, illustrated endpapers. 174 pages.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (one closed tear on front cover and back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 13329
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