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  • THE BURNING WOMEN OF FAR CRY. by DeMarinis, Rick (1934-2019)
    DeMarinis, Rick (1934-2019)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arbor House, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fitfh novel, sixth book, by this award-winning writer. A "coming-of-age story about Jack, a shiftless young man in a very odd family," set in the small town of Far Cry in the 1950s. SIGNED on the title page. 315 pp . ISBN: 0-877958157.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78829
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  • Leavitt, Robert Keith.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1954.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Memories of life in a small town in the old colony of Massachusetts in 1900-1908 - true to the spirit of the time, even if not totally accurate, and warmly humorous. 255 pp. Dust jacket painting by Douglas Gorsline.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, 2 short closed tears near side of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 38130
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  • THE BUCKBOARD STRANGER. by Meader, Stephen W.
    Meader, Stephen W.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1954. dj. Hardcover first edition - Story based on the author's own experiences as a boy in a small New Hampshire village in the early years of the 20th century. In his Foreword, the author states that there really was a 'buckboard stranger' who showed up in his town in 1906, with his Negro retainer, his horses and his 10-gallon hat. He came from nowhere and stayed only long enough to win most of the money in town. Illustrated with drawings by Paul Calle. Rather uncommon. 213 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in blue cloth binding in a very good- dustjacket (wear and small chips especially at the end of the spine, a little staining to the dj at the upper corners, only noticeable on the flaps.)

    Book ID: 21378
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  • Oyler, Samuel Owen.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers. No hardcover edition.

    Topeka, Kansas: By the author, 1963. First edition - A collection of folksy poems which give an interesting glimpse into the life and times of the author - as he comments in the title poem "I've caused some people to complain/ by putting stories into rhyme...." The titles of a few of the poems will give an idea of the wide-ranging topics: Farmer Johnson Goes on Strike; Her Aviator Dad; Dr Wirt R. Bernard; Grandfather's Whiskers; On the Golf Course; Meridian vs Nortonville, and many more. Frontispiece portrait. SIGNED by the author on the verso of the title page. Uncommon, 110 pp plus 2 pp index.

    Condition: Near fine in very light blue-grey wrappers.

    Book ID: 38600
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