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Maine Memories
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Maine Memories

By Coatsworth, Elizabeth Jane

Woodstock VT.: Countryman Press., 1991. First edition. 1st printing.. Trade paperback. Good. Signed by previous owner. Vertical cover crease; clean text pages.. Briton, James F (Cover design by), and Melville, Grevis (Pen&Ink map by).. 1 Trade paperback. Glued binding. 165 p. 22 cm. Audience: General/trade. Maine and American classic of New England life: 54 vignettes of Maine seacoast and farm life, as well as chronicles of life with her husband Henry Beston, writer and naturalist.

$5.00

Maine Magic
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Maine Magic

By Caldwell, Bill

Portland ME.: Guy Gannett Publishing., 1979. 2nd printing.. Hard cover. Fine in very good dust jacket. With small lower book corner rub. Jacket has slight wear.. 1 Blue cloth over boards. Silver spine titles. Color photo illustrated jacket. 334 p. B&W photos. Maine newspaper columnist Bill Caldwell brings together, "A vivid portrayal of Maine life, Maine towns and islands, and Maine people, " told over 15 years, "From the fishing harbors to the wilderness lumber camps to the seats of power and money in Maine". This range of stories and photos offer the essence of "the Magic that is Maine".

$14.00

The Island Merry-Go-Round (A Windswept Book)
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The Island Merry-Go-Round (A Windswept Book)

By Sargent, Ruth, and Weinberger, Jane (Editor)

Mount Desert ME / Ellsworth ME, printer.: Windswept House Publications / Downeast Graphics & Printing., 1988. First edition. Presumed 1st. No print line.. Wraps. Very good. Signed by author. Front right side crease. Inscribed by author. "For Craig", dated July '89. Front orange end paper loosening from glued binding.. DeVito, Pamela (Illustrated by). 1 Trade paperback. Glued binding. 11x8.5 in. Horizontal format. 40 p. Pencil-style artwork. Audience: General/trade; Children/juvenile. Children's picture book. Jonny begs his "island grandmother" when he visits to hear about the merry-go-round and the favorite black wooden horse. As the story unfolds, there is a woodcarver, Sven, from Norway. He comes to the Maine island. He brought his large carved animals. This is a story of and for generations.

$34.00

Stitch in Time
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Stitch in Time

By Gould, John

New York / London.: W. W. Norton & Company., 1985. First edition. 1st printing. "4-85" on lower front flap.. Hard cover. Very good in very good dust jacket. Price clipped. Signed by author. Near fine. Light top page block soiling.. Hanks, Consuelo E (Jacket illustrations by).. 1 Cloth and paper over boards. 153 p. 22 cm. Gold spine titles. Audience: General/trade. Maine observations and stories, some autobiographical, by one of its most famous chroniclers, John Gould, who published at least 20 works.

$22.00

Mollie Peer: Or, the Underground Adventure of the Moosepath League (Book 2)
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Mollie Peer: Or, the Underground Adventure of the Moosepath League (Book 2)

By Reid, Van

New York.: Penguin Books., 2000. First edition. 1st Penguin printing.. Trade paperback. Very good. Near fine. Remainder mark, bottom. Clean covers and text pages.. MacDonald, Ross (Cover art by), and Sinclair, James (Map by).. 1 Trade paperback. Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. Second hilarious adventure of the fictional Victorian era Moosepath League, based in Portland, Maine. Mollie Peer is a "fiesty society columnist for the Eastern Argus", not without ambition toward becoming a reporter. Pursuing a street urchin lands her in danger, and she joins the hapless but lovable Moosepath League. A sequel to "Cordelia Underwood", this volume is followed by "Daniel Plainway".

$6.00

Postcards from Maine: Stories and Drawings
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Postcards from Maine: Stories and Drawings

By Sample, Tim (Stories and artwork by)

Gardiner ME.: Tilbury House Publishers., 1988. 3rd printing.. Trade paperback. Very good. Lower front corner short crease, 1 in.. 1 Trade paperback. Glued binding. 97 p. 19x23 cm. Pencilled grayscale artwork. Audience: General/trade. Maine humor. Some of this material was earlier recorded and distributed by Bert & I Records, Ipswich MA. Stories: Ser 'er Again; Teddy Roosevelt Visits Greenville; The Continuing Saga of Our Boy Hubert (5 episodes); Snappy Answers; The Mary Kay Girl; The Teeth.

$7.00

Daniel Plainway: Or the Holiday Haunting of the Moosepath League (Book 3)
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Daniel Plainway: Or the Holiday Haunting of the Moosepath League (Book 3)

By Reid, Van

New York.: Penguin Books., 2000. First edition. 1st printing, Penguin.. Trade paperback. Very good. Near fine. Remainder mark, bottom. Clean covers and text pages.. MacDonald, Ross (Cover art by).. 1 Trade paperback. Glued binding. 385 p. Audience: General/trade. Third Moosepath League installment, this featuring "good hearted country lawyer" Daniel Plainway, with the Moosepath comic adventurers of the Victorian era in wintry Maine. The tale opens with a facsimile feature from the Eastern Argus, dated October 22, 1896, "A Mysterious Portrait--The Search for a Kidnapped Child, A Gunfight of the Sheepscott" in which readers of the newspaper are asked to help in solving this mystery. Publisher promises, "an old-fashioned rollicking tale that will touch your heart and leave you laughing out loud.

$6.00

Kennebec Yesterdays

By Marriner, Ernest

Waterville ME.: Colby College Press., 1955. 3rd printing.. Hard cover. Very good. No dust jacket. Light rubs to extremities. Clean pages. Stitched binding. B&W photo plates.. 1 Light green cloth over boards. Gold spine titles. 320 p. 24 cm. Colby College Monograph No. 21. Maine social history based on diaries, letters, account books, etc. Author was asked to fill a brief slot on his local radio station, WTVL, Kennebec Broadcasting Co. It was 1948. The 3 weeks he agreed to, stretched to 6 years and 200 weekly broadcasts, "Little Talks on Common Things". The program dealt with old-time things and old-time customs in the Kennebec Valley, Maine.

$14.00

The Light Here Kindled, a Novel
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The Light Here Kindled, a Novel

By Carroll, Gladys Hasty

Boston.: Little, Brown & Company., 1967. First edition. Stated 1st.. Hard cover. Fine in very good dust jacket. Slight sun fade to spine.. Smith, Carl (Jacket design by).. 1 Black cloth, yellow paper over boards. Gold spine titles. 282 p. 21 cm. Set in Maine with a large cast of characters and the central focus of a farmhouse. Threads are like others across America, keeping values of individuality while developing strength of character toward worthy goals.

$14.00

Neither Hay nor Grass.
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Neither Hay nor Grass.

By Gould, John

New York.: William Morrow & Company., 1951. Hard cover. Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Light cover edge and cover discoloration. Interior clan. Tightly bound.. Saunders, F Wenderoth (Illustrations by).. 1 Light green cloth over boards. "JG' on front in black. 216 p. B&W Pen&Ink artwork. 20 cm. Maine comic classic tales, life in the country. Rare.

$19.00

Ladies' Choice: A Collection of Humor by Maine Women
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Ladies' Choice: A Collection of Humor by Maine Women

By Patterson, Mavis (Edited by)

Thorndike ME.: Thorndyke Press., 1982. Large type / large print.. Hard cover. Good. Ex-library. Clean text pages; library markings, pocket.. Wing-Horton, Melinda (Illustrated by).. 1 Trade paperback. Cover art in shades of brick, gray on white. 21 cm. 95 p. Pen&Ink Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Defying a legacy that said women don't have, or shouldn't demonstrate, a sense of humor, this anthology is a laugh a New England minute.

$6.00

The Shag Bag; More Stuff from Maine, which, considering our perculiar [sic] present, has no motive, purpose, and dedicated aim, and is meant only to be amusing--which not very much is nowadays, is it?
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The Shag Bag; More Stuff from Maine, which, considering our perculiar [sic] present, has no motive, purpose, and dedicated aim, and is meant only to be amusing--which not very much is nowadays, is it?

By Gould, John

Boston.: Little, Brown., 1972. First edition.. Hard cover. Very good in good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Jacket has surface scuffing. Top page block is darkened.. Malsberg, Edward (Illustrations by).. 1 Paper over boards. 212 p. 20 cm. Pen&Ink Illustrations. Maine essayist, humorist, print columnist, and folklorist, all describes author John Gould, always delightful and insightful. Selections herein had appeared in the newspapers: Christian Science Monitor and Baltimore Evening Sun.

$14.00

Spoonhandle, a Novel
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Spoonhandle, a Novel

By Moore, Ruth

Nobleboro ME.: Blackberry Books / William Morrow and Company., 1986. Reprint of 1946 original.. Trade paperback. Very good in very good dust jacket. Jacket slightly rumpled.. 1 Trade paperback. Glued binding. Simple black titles to book. Color photo illustrated light jacket, blue titles. 377 p. 22 cm. Set in Maine in a small island community in transition, and published in 1946 for over 1 million buyers, this story became a Twentieth Century Fox, movie, "Deep Waters" with actors Jean Peters and Dana Andrews.

$8.00

Portrait of a Woman Down East: Selected Writings of Mary Bolte
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Portrait of a Woman Down East: Selected Writings of Mary Bolte

By Bolte, Charles (Edited by), and Bolte, Mary

Camden ME.: Down East Books., 1983. First edition. "1" in print line.. Trade paperback. Very good. Near fine; light top block dust soil. Clean, unmarked interior.. 1 Most of the contents had been previously published in periodicals, and by Viking Press and Chatham Press. Contents in two sections: Before Down East and Down East. A number of tales are in the subgroups Haunted New England and Dark and Bloodied Ground.

$18.00

Maine Stories
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Maine Stories

By Stolle, John William, and Snowman, M.S. "Boob" (Aided and Abetted by)

Bangor ME.: H.P. Snowman: Printer., 1953. First edition. Presumed 1st, no print line.. Hard cover. Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Minor spine end wear, corner bumps.. 1 148 p. Blue cloth over boards, decorated in silver with state of Maine outline and title splash in silver. Small Pen&Ink illustrations. Scarce volume, Maine "old timer" tales, folklore of Northern Maine. In his Foreword, author John Stolle writes, "This book is not offered to the reader as a paragon of literary art. It is intended, rather, to entertain and amuse not only Maine people, but also that large body of tourists who make an annual pilgrimage to that unspoiled natural shrine--the Northern Maine Woods". He also notes he has tried to retain the actual language used by the storytellers.

$41.00

Twelve Grindstones; or, A few more good ones, being another cultural roundup of Maine folklore, sort of, although not intended to be definitive, and perhaps not so cultural, either.
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Twelve Grindstones; or, A few more good ones, being another cultural roundup of Maine folklore, sort of, although not intended to be definitive, and perhaps not so cultural, either.

By Gould, John

Boston.: Little, Brown and Company., 1970. First edition. Stated first. 1st edition.. Hard cover. Fine in very good dust jacket. Price clipped.. Malsberg, Edward (Illustrations by).. 1 212 p. 20 cm. Pen & Ink Illustrations. "Downeast" Maine folklore, humor, by the author earlier of "The Jonesport Raffle", and other works.

$22.00

The Stolen Spruce: a Mystery Adventure in the Maine Woods

By Andler. Kenneth

New York: Ariel Books / Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1952. First edition.. Hard cover. Good in fair dust jacket. Signed by author. DJ and book had been damp. No odor; staining to interior of DJ. Some page wave. Otherwise clean.. Hartman, C.L.. 0 168 p. Includes illustrations. Tan cloth covered boards, dark green titles w/drawing of surveyor on cover. Bold scratchboard B&W drawings. Rare. Timberland story of two youths, utilizing knowledge of wilderness, woodcraft, and survey techniques, instructed by a mentor character. Author resided in Newport, NH, and was a Dartmouth College alumnus.

$44.00

The country of the pointed firs and other stories
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The country of the pointed firs and other stories

By Jewett, Sarah Orne, and Cather, Willa (Selected and arranged with a Preface by)

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1956. Anchor A26.. Mass-market paperback. Very good. Signed by previous owner. Minor cover wear.. 1 320 p. Mass-market (rack) paperback. First published in 1896, these now classic writings are sketches of Maine life. Author Sarah Orne Jewett, b.1849, South Berwick on the Maine coast, and d. 1909, having published 14 collections of stories, several volumes of verse and children's books.

$4.75

Northern Farm: A Chronicle of Maine
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Northern Farm: A Chronicle of Maine

By Beston, Henry

New York.: Ballantine Books by arr. w/ Holt, Rinehart & Winston., 1976. 3rd printing of 1972 Ballantine edition. 1948 Holt.. Mass-market paperback. Good. Signed by previous owner. Page block and end paper soiling, foxing. Clean interior pages. Great news: cover already decorated with a light cup ring stain, so that's done!. MacDonald, Thoreau (Pen&Ink artwork by. 1 Mass market (rack) paperback. Color photo wraparound cover. Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. In demand classic non-fiction account of a year on Chimney Farm, observed and recounted by naturalist writer Henry Beston, author also of "The Outermost House" about a year on Cape Cod, and the children's classic, "Five Bears and Miranda". In a life partnership with prolific writer Elizabeth Coatsworth Beston, Henry Beston set to writing this chronicle at the urging of editors, and with his philosophy that "there is no such thing as ownership of the earth".

$25.00

The Greenleaf Fires

By Gould, John A.

New York: Scribner, 1978. Hard cover. Good in very good dust jacket. Ex-library. Several loose pages. Slight tilt to spine.. 0 211 p. : maps; 22 cm. Includes Maps. Debut novel set in rural Maine, about a man who cuts himself off from his father, to be reunited through his own son: renunciation and redemption. This is an excellent reading copy; loose pages are in front.

$5.00

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