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  • RETURN TO SENDER. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    RETURN TO SENDER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2009.). First edition - After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. A moving story, with no easy answers, inspired by Alvarez's own work with the increasing number of Mexican farm workers and their children in Vermont. The title of the book refers to the name given by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (the ICE or "la migra") to their raids in 2006 - Operation Return to Sender. Unlike most ARCs, this advance issue has a very different cover than the design used on the dust jackets of the trade edition. Author's letter to the reader. 302 pp. ISBN: 0-375-858385.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45682
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  • RETURN TO SENDER. by Alvarez, Julia.
    Alvarez, Julia.
    RETURN TO SENDER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. A moving story, with no easy answers, inspired by Alvarez's own work with the increasing number of Mexican farm workers and their children in Vermont. The title of the book refers to the name given by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (the ICE or "la migra") to their raids in 2006 - Operation Return to Sender. SIGNED on the title page. Novel written for young adults or older children. 323 pp. ISBN: 0-375-858385.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45722
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  • LOOKING FOR THE KLONDIKE STONE. by Arthur, Elizabeth.
    Arthur, Elizabeth.
    LOOKING FOR THE KLONDIKE STONE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A memoir of five perfect summers spent at a camp in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-679-418946.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43652
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  • Bachman, Ben.
    UPSTREAM: a Voyage on the Connecticut River.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. dj. First edition - From the dustjacket flap: 'Traveling by tugboat, canoe, train, a nd on foot, Ben Bachman takes us on a voyage up the Connecticut, from its mouth on Long Island Sound to its headwaters in the wildness of Northern New Hampshire. .. He writes of wildlife and plant life, of the rise and fall of the mills and railroads, of Indians and pioneers, of the Gilded Age on the lower river and dairy farming on the upper.' ix, map, 217 pp. ISBN: 0-395-343895.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tear on front cover.)

    Book ID: 30815
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  • LITTLE JOHN OF NEW ENGLAND. by Brandeis, Madeline.
    Brandeis, Madeline.
    LITTLE JOHN OF NEW ENGLAND.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1936.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A title in the "Children of America Stories" series. A combination of fiction and fact, this is the story of 9 year old John who is left at his uncle's house while his parents motor through New England, and his mother sends him letters every week describing the sites they have visited. Meanwhile, John has encountered a mysterious old man named 'C.F.' Illustrated with photographs. Green and white map endpapers. Bound in glossy white boards with a blue cloth spine and a full color illustration on the front (illustration is repeated on the dust jacket.) and printed throughout on good quality semi-glossy paper. 156 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (gift inscription dated 1937, dj has a loss of about 1/2 inch at top of spine, long closed tear on front cover, other chips and edgewear, but original price of 50c is still present, cover illustration is bright and attractive)

    Book ID: 39361
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  • CALLED AWAY. by Buchan, Perdita.
    Buchan, Perdita.
    CALLED AWAY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel (she is the granddaughter of novelist John Buchan), a fable set in rural Vermont. The story contrasts the 20th century Vermonters, including city slickers, idealistic back-to-the-land young people and Jesus freaks, with their early 19th century counterparts in one of the most difficult years in rural Vermont - 1816 - the year without a summer. 315 pp. ISBN: 0-316114073.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some sunning to the spine of the dj).

    Book ID: 69140
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  • Conant, Edward.
    THE VERMONT PRIMARY HISTORICAL READER and LESSONS ON THE GEOGRAPHY OF VERMONT with NOTES ON CIVIL GOVERNMENT (in Two Parts).

    Edition: 2nd edition.

    Rutland, VT: Tuttle Company / Marble City Press, 1895. Hardcover - Well-illustrated reader (photographs, drawings, maps, decorations), bound in light brown clothwith dark brown titles and decorations and a silver-stamped coats-of-arms on each cover. 227 pages and 5 pgs ads. Both "Parts" are included in this one volume. End-papers are printed in red with a map & state flower on the front, ads on the rear.

    Condition: Good condition overall - town/school bookplate on endpapers, rather severe rubbing and soiling to covers, contents very good, binding tight. Interesting and rather uncommon.

    Book ID: 22827
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  • Corn, Alfred.
    THE WEST DOOR.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - 5th collection of poems by this writer - many of them are related to Vermont, especially the long narrative poem 'An Xmas Murder' which tells the story of a crime committed in Vermont in the 1950's as told by one of the witnesses. Also includes a sequence of poems on Irish themes, and others on figures drawn from nature. ISBN: 0-670-819565.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (remainder line.)

    Book ID: 28670
    Keywords: Poetry, vermont
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  • JEMIMA REMEMBERS. by Dragonwagon, Crescent. Illustrated by Troy Howell.
    Dragonwagon, Crescent. Illustrated by Troy Howell.
    JEMIMA REMEMBERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - "It's time to return to the city, but Jemima isn't ready. Only after she takes one last solitary walk on this cold, rain-pricked autumn day, remembering the full summer she's shared with her aunt, can she leave the Vermont farm." Illustrated in color by Troy Howell. Square format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-027330702.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (edgewear and rubbing to dj, tear on top left of front cover).

    Book ID: 55746
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  • READING THE MOUNTAINS OF HOME. by Elder, John.
    Elder, John.
    READING THE MOUNTAINS OF HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book discussing the author's exploration of a northeastern mountain habitat, in this case the Bristol Cliffs Wilderness area near the author's home in Vermont. He hike through this "new" wilderness area, the result of a 1974 act, protecting re-forested (formerly farmed) mountains, noting the many subtle changes and details, and using Robert Frost's poem "Directive" as a guide. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with maps and drawings by Mal Schroder. Notes, selected readings, index. x, 253 pp. ISBN: 0-674748883.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80000
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  • MISCHIEF IN THE MOUNTAINS. by Hard, Walter R. Jr. and Janet C. Greene, editors.
    Hard, Walter R. Jr. and Janet C. Greene, editors.
    MISCHIEF IN THE MOUNTAINS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Montpelier: Vermont Life Magazine, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - "From deep within the green mountains- thirteen incredible tales of mystery, criminality, hardship and humor." Illustrated with both full page and small en texte black and white drawings by Jane Clark Brown. Prologue, notes. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-828901171.

    Condition: Fine in good+ dust jacket (chip and several short closed tears on top edge of dust jacket).

    Book ID: 55769
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  • IN THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND. by Hoagland, Edward.
    Hoagland, Edward.
    IN THE COUNTRY OF THE BLIND.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Arcade Publishing, (2016). First edition - The 25th book by this award-winning author, published 60 years after his first. Set in the 1970s in far northern Vermont, this is the story of a 46 year old former stockbroker, going blind at age 46, who is living in a farmhouse near a hippie commune and bordering an old smuggling trail, not used to move drugs across the border. It is about learning to adjust to life with limitations, to be able to rely on the kindness of others, and is made more poignant by the fact that Hoagland himself has been dealing with diminishing vision for more than 10 years, 184 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69054
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  • TASTE OF SPRUCE GUM. by Jackson, Jacqueline.
    Jackson, Jacqueline.
    TASTE OF SPRUCE GUM.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1966. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An eleven year old girl adjusts to life in Vermont after the death of her father. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper "I hope you enjoy Libby's Vermont adventures." and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated with drawings by Lilian Obligado. 212 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in yellow cloth with green lettering and illustration, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58898
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  • THE FLOWER OF THE REPUBLIC. by Kennedy, Raymond.
    Kennedy, Raymond.
    THE FLOWER OF THE REPUBLIC.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - An old man in a Vermont tavern recounts stories of his youth, and of the loves that have been lost to him. Dust jacket praise from Raymond Carver, Tom Wolfe and James Purdy. A concise novel at only 128 pp. ISBN: 0-394-525396.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49264
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  • WARREN KIMBLE, AMERICAN FOLK ARTIST: His Life, His Art, and Collections. by Kimble, Warren.
    Kimble, Warren.
    WARREN KIMBLE, AMERICAN FOLK ARTIST: His Life, His Art, and Collections.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cumming, IO: Landauer Books, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "From his barn studio to his home and gardens in Brandon, Vermont, delight in the wit and whimsy of America's foremost living folk artist." Includes "inspirations and patterns for creative American folk crafts." SIGNED opposite the title page and dated in the year of publications. Gallery, sources. 125 pp. ISBN: 1-890621099.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 55748
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  • MY GARDEN (BOOK). by Kincaid, Jamaica.
    Kincaid, Jamaica.
    MY GARDEN (BOOK).

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A very personal and passionate book by this African American writer, about her garden in Vermont, gardens of her youth in Antigua, and gardens she has visited. SIGNED on the title page. A lovely production, with a soft green frame to every page, and illustrations by Jill Fox. 225 pp. ISBN: 0-374-281866.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15423
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  • THE PAST. by Kinnell, Galway.
    Kinnell, Galway.
    THE PAST.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. First edition - A collection of poems, many rooted in his life in rural Vermont. 57 pp. ISBN: 0-395-393868.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 19417
    Keywords: Poetry, vermont
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  • THE PAST. by Kinnell, Galway.
    Kinnell, Galway.
    THE PAST.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. A collection of poems, many rooted in his life in rural Vermont. 57 pp. ISBN: 0-395-393868.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 80294
    Keywords: Poetry, vermont
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  • Lewontin, Timothy.
    PARSON'S MILL.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Plume. 1990. The author's highly praised first book - his account of working as an apprentice sawyer at a Vermont sawmill -. ISBN: 0-452-264200.

    Condition: Near fine (stamp on title page.)

    Book ID: 23916
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  • THE MARBLE MASK. by Mayor, Archer.
    Mayor, Archer.
    THE MARBLE MASK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Joe Gunther mystery, set in Vermont and Quebec. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the month of publication - October 2000. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-7234.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (some toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 77011
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  • SCENT OF EVIL by Mayor, Archer
    Mayor, Archer
    SCENT OF EVIL

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Third in the Joe Gunther series, set in Brattleboro, Vermont. 360 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-4715.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (small nick to upper edge of back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 75825
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  • THE MARBLE MASK. by Mayor, Archer.
    Mayor, Archer.
    THE MARBLE MASK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Joe Gunther mystery, set in Vermont and Quebec. SIGNED on the title page. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-7234.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70950
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  • THE MARBLE MASK. by Mayor, Archer.
    Mayor, Archer.
    THE MARBLE MASK.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Joe Gunther mystery, set in Vermont and Quebec. 309 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-7234.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 20560
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  • Mayor, Archer.
    THE MARBLE MASK.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2000). First edition - A Joe Gunther mystery, set in Vermont and Quebec.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 16762
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  • A BORROWING OF BONES. by Munier, Paula.
    Munier, Paula.
    A BORROWING OF BONES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2018) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first book in a new series set in Vermont, featuring former MP Mercy Carr - who has returned from Afghanistan, where she was shot and her fiance was killed, with Martinez's bomb-sniffing dog, Elvis - and Game Warden Troy Warner. 342 pp. ISBN: 978-1250153036.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78274
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  • HAZARD AND THE FIVE DELIGHTS. by Noel, Christopher.
    Noel, Christopher.
    HAZARD AND THE FIVE DELIGHTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a coming age story set in rural Vermont. Noel was a Granta regional finalist. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-394554981.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 79040
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  • HAZARD AND THE FIVE DELIGHTS. by Noel, Christopher.
    Noel, Christopher.
    HAZARD AND THE FIVE DELIGHTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a coming age story set in rural Vermont. Noel was a Granta regional finalist. 218 pp. ISBN: 0-394554981.

    Condition: Near fine in a very near fine dustjacket (remainder line).

    Book ID: 79041
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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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  • Raftery, Gerald.
    SLAVER'S GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vanguard, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story for older children set against an authentic background of country life in Vermont and the Underground Railroad as a group of children try to find out if there is any truth in the stories Grandpa told about an old house.

    Condition: Near fine in a slightly rubbed, but overall near fine, dustjacket.

    Book ID: 11531
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  • Raftery, Gerald.
    SLAVER'S GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vanguard, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story for older children set against an authentic background of country life in Vermont and the Underground Railroad as a group of children try to find out if there is any truth in the stories Grandpa told about an old house.

    Condition: Very good+ in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16095
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