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Bury Me On the Wind

By Strunk, Jud

Eustis, Maine: Self-published Softcover. Unpaginated. Second printing, 1981. With a color photo of Strunk playing his banjo on the front cover. Writings from the Maine singer/songwriter, and comedian, best known for his song "Daisy a Day" which made the Billboard Top 20. He was also a regular member of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In on television. VG+.

$25.00

In and Out of Augusta on Foot and Wheel

By Shute, Alberta V

Hallowell, Maine: Balm O'Gilead Cabin, 1987. 219 pp. A collection of pieces published in the Kennebec Journal and the Lewiston Evening Journal during the 1940's -1960's. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Topics include Augusta landmarks, seasonal essays, and a number of biographical sketches. Of particular interest are biographies of Elijah Kellogg, Holman Day, and C.A.Stephens, plus a report of naturalist John Burroughs' trip to the Moxie Lake region in the mid-1880's. White paper wrappers sunned along spine, lightly soiled and a bit dog-eared; but pages are clean, and well attached in covers.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Paper Wrappers. GVG.

$25.00

The Constitution and South Carolina. South Carolina: A Conservative Revolution

By Nadelhaft, Jerome J

Madison, Wisconsin: Madison House Publishers, 1988. 28 pp. Illustrated, list of sources. Reprinted from: Conley and Kaminski, eds., The Constitution and the States. . Pictorial Stiff Paper Wrappers. Near Fine.

$12.50

Hershal P. Culpepper: Elf Ambassador Without a Portfolio

By Uncle Tewie [E. Stuart Smith]

Keene, NH: Pan Press, 1993. unpaginated [24 pp]. Would be near fine but for a faint water ring on front cover. Amos is five and riding in his grandfather's horse-drawn buggy when with a "blip" an impish elf named Hershal P Culpepper appears. Maine author. VG. First Edition. Pictorial Paper Wrappers. Very Good. Illus. by Erick Ingraham.

$25.00

A Sketch of the Life of John M. Todd (Sixty-two Years in a Barber Shop) and Reminiscences of His Customers

By Todd, John M.

Portland, Maine: William W. Roberts Co, 1906. vii, 322, [6] pp. Includes 4 pages of barbers' formulas for hair dyes and one for a concoction called Todd's Hungarian Balm which calls for four ounces of tincture of spanish flies among other ingredients. Green cloth, titles gilt on spine and front cover. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$35.00

Whiffs from Maine

By Abbott, Malvena Cairns

n.p.; n. d. (circa 1900). [8] pp. Green paper wrappers, with 2 b&w photographs. Poems about Maine: Umbagog Lake, Grafton Notch, etc. Slight curl to bottom corner. . Paper Wrappers. Very Good. 5 x 7-1/4.

$15.00

Our Scene: Gems of Downeast Maine

By Brooks, John K

Gardiner, Maine: Steele Publishing Company, 1989. [vi], 186 pp. INSCRIBED by the author on title page. Line drawings grace nearly every story.. Signed. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Ken Brooks.

$18.00

Roll Call:  One Year in the United States Senate
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Roll Call: One Year in the United States Senate

By Cohen, William S.

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1981. 344 pp. Chronicles Cohen's freshman year in the US Senate, from January to December of 1979. Inscribed on ffep, "For Albert Schiro with best wishes on your birthday Bill Cohen 2/14/81." Cohen was Secretary of Defense during the Clinton administration, the only Republican with a cabinet position. Slight fading of cloth under a tear in the jacket, else NF. In G+ price-clipped dustjacket which has small piece missing on top edge of back. . First Edition, SIGNED. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Good+.

$12.50

Of Sons and Seasons

By Cohen, Willam S.

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1978. 198 pp. " Poetic reflections on the beauty of America, on childhood and patriotism, family and government, by the perceptive and sensitive Congressman from Maine." Serving on the House Judiciary Committee in 1974, then Representative Cohen faced his party's disapproval to make a vote of conscience supporting impeachment of President Nixon. He later served as President Clinton's Secretary of Defense. These early poems give a hint of the man whose career earned him the increasingly unique title Statesman. Inscription reads "For Dora, with best wishes to a "good Democrat" and wonderful Mother on this special day Bill Cohen May, 14, 1978." Fine/Near Fine.. First Edition, SIGNED. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$20.00

Potpourri

By Loud, Ethel Godfrey

Portland, Maine: The Dirigo Editions, 1940. [x], 54 pp. Red cloth, spine and cover titles black on brown labels. Clean & tight. One chip on lower front of dustjacket has allowed cloth to fade, otherwise would be NF/VG+. "To her credit is the skilful manipulation of verse forms, from the terse couplet and triolet to the extended sonnet and narrative...". Hard Cover. Very Good+/GVG.

$15.00

Ashes for Flame And Other Poems

By Howe, Caroline Dana

Portland, Maine: Loring, Short & Harmon, 1885. 100 pp. Brown cloth, title stamped in gilt. Light soiling to front board. Maine author; includes a poem titled Fryeburg. . Hard Cover. Very Good.

$27.50

Modern Classics and Other Poems

By Knowlton, William Smith

Augusta, Maine: Kennebec Journal Press, 1912. [x], 65 pages. Maroon cloth, titles gilt. top edges gilt. Wear at corners and spine edges, spine gilt starting, p.o. names on front pastedown, small hole in one leaf not affecting text. . Hard Cover. GVG.

$15.00

Town Down East

By Freeman, Jessie Wheeler

New York: Stephen Daye Press, 1949. 79 pp. Turquoise cloth, spine titles stamped in silver. A little wear at corners. Dustjacket has several chips: a 3/4"x3/4" along top front edge affecting title text, at spine edges not affecting text, at back top and bottom edges. INSCRIBED by the author to Maine poet Ina Ladd Brown whose bookplate is on front pastedown. . First Edition, Presentation Copy. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Good.

$15.00

Homespun Yarns of Maine

By Crankshaw, Margaret

Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co, 1942. 256 pp. "There is a salty tang in the air with ghosts, tombstones and quaint epitaphs everywhere." This jacket description catches the flavor of this story of life in a coastal village as seen by the summer people who came back year after year. Uncommon Maine title. Edges and endpapers foxed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Good.

$35.00

Sounding Piquant Verses

By Vinton, Eleanor

Portland, Maine: Falmouth Publishing House, 1940. [x], 52, [2] pp. Red cloth, spine and cover titles black on off-white labels. Clean & tight. Attractive pictorial dustjacket has a touch of sunning and edge wear. . Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good+.

$17.50

The Desire of the Moth for the Star

By Smith, Charlotte Louise

n. p., n. d.: Not Given 32 pp. First poem, titled Mellinokett Lake, mentions "fair Aroostook." Bound in brown suede with title stamped in gilt on front. Decorative pastedowns made of beige moire fabric over paper. Pages stitched through center fold, and then saddle-sewn into limp leather cover with thin suede gimp. Leather worn away on spine fold. Uncommon. . Probable First Edition. Limp Leather. GVG.

$30.00

Threads in the Weave

By Darrow, Alice Jennings

Brunswick, Maine: Pejepscot Press, 1956. viii, 30 pp. Brown cloth, spine title gilt. Gift inscription on ffep. From the Library of Edward "Sandy" Ives, writer, singer, anthropologist, and authority on the folksongs and folklore of Maine and Maritime Canada. Ives was the founder and Director of the Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History and the editor of its annual publication, Northeast Folklore. NF. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

$25.00

Poems from Yare

By Chadbourne, Alice

Portland, Maine: Ford & Rich, 1890. 127, [3] pp. Includes table of contents at back. Probably self-published. A number of poems were inspired by people and events in the Yarmouth area of Maine. Especially lovely example of a 19th century binding in the tradition of sentimental gift books. Bound in fine-grained maroon cloth with titles, stanza of a poem and nosegay of violets gilt on front. A few of the violets and buds stamped in blue. Endpapers in floral pattern. 1/4 " hole in spine cloth archivally filled with matching tissue, otherwise very good.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$35.00

The Shady Road

By Babbitt, Edith Courtenay

Portland, Maine: Falmouth Publishing House, 1940. [x], 38 pp. Red cloth, spine and cover titles black on white labels. Clean & tight. Attractive dustjacket has just a touch of edge wear. "Her sonnets spring spontaneously from an ardent soul; yet flow with the quietness of a deep river.". Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good+.

$25.00

The Life and Works of Nathaniel Deering (1791-1881) with the Text of Deering's Plays CARABASSET and THE CLAIRVOYANTS

By Chaplin, Leola Bowie

Orono, Maine: University Press, 1934. 244 pp, with frontispiece, appendices, bibliography, index, b&w photos. The Maine Bulletin, Vol. XXXVII, No. I. August 1934. University of Maine Studies Second Series, No. 32. Covers sunned, otherwise clean & tight. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$40.00

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