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  • BARN IN THE U.S.A. by Crittendon, Bob.
    Crittendon, Bob.
    BARN IN THE U.S.A.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Golden, CO: Fulcrum Publishing (2006). SIGNED first edition - A photographic tribute to historic barns of the West, from the California ghost town of Bodie, to New Mexico, Oregon, Colorado, Michigan, Illinois and more, based on several years of traveling and research. In addition to the photographs, this book also contains the history behind the barns, such as the round Fountain Grove Barn of Santa Rosa, California, which had been the site of a commune, and a sucessful winery for a while. SIGNED on the half title page. Oblong format. 104 pp. ISBN: 1-555915604.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 80454
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  • NOWLE'S PASSING. by Forbes, Edith.
    Forbes, Edith.
    NOWLE'S PASSING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: Seal Press, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, set in rural Northern Vermont. Although Forbes was raised on a ranch in the West, she had lived in Vermont, raising cattle, for 9 years at the time this was written. Dust jacket features the painting 'Barn in Snow' by Georgia O'Keeffe. 266 pp. ISBN: 1-878067-729.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped).

    Book ID: 44783
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  • Forbes, Edith.
    NOWLE'S PASSING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: Seal Press, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, set in rural Northern Vermont. Although Forbes was raised on a ranch in the West, she had lived in Vermont, raising cattle, for 9 years at the time this was written. Dust jacket features the painting 'Barn in Snow' by Georgia O'Keeffe. 266 pp. ISBN: 1-878067-729.

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

    Book ID: 36353
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  • OTHER MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS. by Garland, Hamlin.
    Garland, Hamlin.
    OTHER MAIN-TRAVELLED ROADS.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1910). Hardcover first edition - A collection of short stories, written between 1887-1889, a companion to 'Main-Travelled Roads', inspired by Garland's return to the West of his youth - Iowa, Dakota, & Wisconsin. Bound in tan cloth with gilt titling a gilt Art Nouveau corn motif decoration. viii, 350 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine - a lovely copy.

    Book ID: 75103
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  • BESIDE THE BONNIE BRIER BUSH. by Maclaren, Ian (pseudonym of John Watson 1850 - 1907)
    Maclaren, Ian (pseudonym of John Watson 1850 - 1907)
    BESIDE THE BONNIE BRIER BUSH.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1895. Hardcover first edition - The first, and most popular, book by this Scottish author and minister, published under the pen name of Maclaren. A collection of stories of Scottish rural life, which combined humor with pathos and a liberal use of Scots dialogue. The title of this book alludes to the Jacobite song ("There grows a bonnie brier bush in our Kailyard") and the term "Kailyard School" (kailyard is a small kale, or cabbage, kitchen garden attached to a cottage) was applied to a group of Scots writers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who were considered to be overly sentimental by their critics - or perhaps just too widely popular. 317 pp.

    Condition: Very good light green cloth with a dark green border and decoration on front cover, gilt lettering on front and spine (gift card from Christmas 1896 affixed to front pastedown, previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 84053
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  • Perrin, Noel.
    FIRST PERSON RURAL: Further Essays of a Sometime Farmer.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Boston: Godine, (1978.) dj. Hardcover - The first book in his delightful series of essays on adjusting to, and learning to appreciate, the rural life - among the topics in this book are buying a pick-up truck and a chainsaw, selling firewood, grades of maple syrup, and more. Illustrated by Stephen Harvard. 124 pp. ISBN: 0-87923-2323.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 35454
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  • FIRST PERSON RURAL: Further Essays of a Sometime Farmer. by Perrin, Noel.
    Perrin, Noel.
    FIRST PERSON RURAL: Further Essays of a Sometime Farmer.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Boston: Godine, (1978.) dj. Hardcover - The first book in his delightful series of essays on adjusting to, and learning to appreciate, the rural life - among the topics in this book are buying a pick-up truck and a chainsaw, selling firewood, grades of maple syrup, and more. Illustrated by Stephen Harvard. 124 pp. ISBN: 0-87923-2323.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (a couple of small ink spots to edges of textblock, tear to front cover of dj, other edgewear) .

    Book ID: 81349
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  • THIRD PERSON RURAL: Further Essays of a Sometime Farmer. by Perrin, Noel.
    Perrin, Noel.
    THIRD PERSON RURAL: Further Essays of a Sometime Farmer.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Godine, (1983.) dj. Hardcover - Third volume of essays by this urban man turned framer and teacher, now living in Thetford Vermont and teaching at Dartmouth. The NY Times Review stated that "Perrin makes a fine defense of country living, not as a retreat from the world but as a place to use one's talents to battle it out. These essays for guaranteed to amuse confirmed urbanites and set them dreaming of the country." Included are such topics as the gourmet potato grower, farm flowers, a cow's plea to vegitarians and more - but despite the often light-hearted tone, but the underlying theme - how to preserve and protect the land - is serious. Illustrated by Robin Brickman.188 pp. ISBN: 0-879234679.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (gift inscription).

    Book ID: 83332
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  • Perry, Michael
    POPULATION: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: HarperPerennial, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - After being gone for more than a decade, Perry returns to his hometown--New Auburn, Wisconsin, population: 485--and joins the volunteer fire and rescue department. INSCRIBED on the title page "for --- welcome to 'Nobbern'". 234 pp. ISBN: 0-060958073.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 39956
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  • POPULATION: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time. by Perry, Michael
    Perry, Michael
    POPULATION: 485: Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - After being gone for more than a decade, Perry returns to his hometown--New Auburn, Wisconsin, population: 485--and joins the volunteer fire and rescue department. SIGNED on the title page with the words "Welcome to 'Nobbern'". 234 pp. ISBN: 0-060198524.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79493
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  • Powning, Beth.
    HOME: Chronicle of a North Country Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Twenty-five years before, the author and husband left their native Connecticut for an abandoned farmhouse in New Brunswick, Canada. This book chronicles their life there in the country they made their own, illustrated with over 75 stunningly beautiful full-color photographs by the author. Printed on heavy glossy stock throughout - a book to savor and enjoy. 143 pp. ISBN: 1-556704607.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38112
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  • JOHN GOFFE'S MILL. by Woodbury, George.
    Woodbury, George.
    JOHN GOFFE'S MILL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1948) dj. SIGNED postcard, hardcover first edition - In the late 1930s an archaeologist at Harvard and his statistician wife left academia to make a life for themselves on the brookside New Hampshire property that had been in the professor's family for two centuries. All that remained at the time was a farmhouse badly in need of repairs and a fallen-down water-mill, originally built by his ancestor John Goffe in the 1700s. Shortly after they arrived the 1938 hurricane devastated their small wood lot. Nevertheless, with the help of local artisans, they learned first saw-milling, then grain-milling, lathe-turning and finally country furniture-making. A story of a way of life disappearing even back then, told with charm…

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    New York: Norton, (1948) dj. SIGNED postcard, hardcover first edition - In the late 1930s an archaeologist at Harvard and his statistician wife left academia to make a life for themselves on the brookside New Hampshire property that had been in the professor's family for two centuries. All that remained at the time was a farmhouse badly in need of repairs and a fallen-down water-mill, originally built by his ancestor John Goffe in the 1700s. Shortly after they arrived the 1938 hurricane devastated their small wood lot. Nevertheless, with the help of local artisans, they learned first saw-milling, then grain-milling, lathe-turning and finally country furniture-making. A story of a way of life disappearing even back then, told with charm and humor. Illustrated with drawings by Arthur Conrad. Laid in is a typed SIGNED postcard from Woodbury showing the restored mill. 245 pp.

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    Condition: Good condition overall in a poor example of the scarce dustjacket. Some offsetting and foxing to the endpapers and edges of textblock, corners slightly . some spots to the covers. The dust jacket and the flaps are in separate pieces and missing the spine portion entirely. The postcard is in good condition.

    Book ID: 81944
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