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Backwoods Broadsides: Chaplet Series. 1-100.

By Sylvester Pollet, editor

Ellsworth, Maine 1994-2006. Letter J of 26 Lettered copies, a complete set of 100 chaplets, each signed by each poet. An electric, international collection of original poems; poets include Carl Rakosi, Cid Corman, Diane Di Prima, James Laughlin, Anne Waldman, Amiri Baraka, Kenneth Rosen and Robert Creeley. Each poet has signed his or her name usually, but not always on the final page, usually at the bottom. A few have also added a stamp, or the date, or additional writing. Bern Porter's poem is a collage of photos, Anne Tardos' poem is non-verbal, scribbling, Mark Melnicove has a poem made out of uncrossed out words from the Spring 1989 issue of Foreign Policy; there are poems with Hebrew and Chinese and Tibetan calligraphy. All of the leaflets are in Fine condition. In custom box, designed by MaJo Keleshian, who designed the chaplets, and bookbinder Virginia Graham . Limited, Signed. First Edition.. Fine.

$1000.00

Hunters of the Ozarks.

By Ellis, Edward S.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co. Yellow cloth, with illustration stamped in orange, yellow and black of a Indian, a frontiersman and a cabin on front board, and a man on a horse on the spine. Title stamped in black on spine, with gold background. 1897 on copyright page; no date on title page. Original owner’s name on verso of front free endpaper, and initials on front paste-down. Near Fine otherwise. A bright copy.. Hard Cover.

$25.00

Leaflets of Artists.

By Simpson, Corelli, C.W. - Editor

Bangor: John H. Bacon, Printer, 1893. 77 pp. Cream cloth, title gilt on spine and front board. With frontispiece portrait of Jeremiah Hardy. A compilation of biographical sketches of 17 artists working in Bangor in the second half of the 19th Century, including portrait painter Jeremiah Hardy, his sister, Mary Ann Hardy, his daughter, Anna Eliza Hardy and two of his female students, Isabel Graham Eaton and Florence Whitney Jennison. Also George Savary Wasson. Some spotting on boards, contemporary gift inscription on free front endpaper, a date stamped on rear paste-down. VG.. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$95.00

If I Were to Make a Garden

By Wilson, Ernest H.

Boston: The Stratford Company, 1931. xvi, 295 pp. Green cloth, title gilt on spine, author's signature gilt on front board, top edge gilt. Forward by Richardson Wright. Decorative color floral illustrated dust jacket by J.S. Kirshen. Frontispiece photo of the author and 36 plates. Near Fine in VG+ dust jacket. In publisher's slipcase, which repeats the floral dj design, with some staining else GVG.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG+.

$125.00

The False Faces of the Iroquois
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The False Faces of the Iroquois

By Fenton, William N.

Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1990. Second printing.  xxii, 522 pp.  4to.   Softcover.  With photographs of 24 masks - false faces and husk faces - in color, and numerous b&w photographs of masks, rattles, tree carvings, ceremonial rites. "A monument to Iroquois culture"....."the most definitive, comprehensive treatment of this important and thoroughly fascinating topic that we will ever see." Volume 178 in the Civilization of the American Indian Series. Published in cooperation with the Museum of the American Indian. Near Fine.. Near Fine.

$275.00

Deerfoot in the Mountains

By Ellis, Edward S.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1905. 363 pp. + 4 pp. ads. Brown cloth with illustration stamped in red, white and black of a Indian riding a horse on front board, and an Indian on the spine. Spine title gilt. With color frontispiece and 7 b&w plates by J. Steeple Davis. No. 3 in the New Deerfoot Series. VG+. First Edition. Hard Cover. Illus. by J. Steeple Davis.

$35.00

Honest Ned

By Ellis, Edward S.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co. Tan cloth, with illustration stamped in blue, brown and black of a cowboy riding a bronco on front board, and a lad on a horse on the spine. 1894 on copyright page; no date on title page. Original owner’s name on recto of frontispiece, and initials on front paste-down else VG. . Hard Cover.

$25.00

Early Families of Gouldsboro Maine

By Johnson, Muriel Sampson

Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 2003. 416 pp. With 30 photos and 36 drawings. Working from vital records, town records, cemetery records, and census reports of the town of Gouldsboro, and neighboring towns, and genealogies of families in the area, Mrs. Johnson has compiled genealogical summaries of over 1,000 families. With index of family names. Near Fine. . Hard Cover.

$150.00

The Wilderness Fugitives

By Ellis, Edward S.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co. Tan cloth, with illustration stamped in blue, brown and black of a cowboy riding a bronco on front board, and a lad on a horse on the spine. 1893 on copyright page; no date on title page. Original owner’s name on flyleaf, and initials on front paste-down else VG.. Hard Cover.

$25.00

The Sun Never Sets on Hancock Point: An Informal History. 2 Volumes as a Set

By Phippen, Sanford

Hancock, Maine: Historical Society of the Town of Hancock, Maine, 2000. Vol. I: xxii, 378. Vol. II: viii, 379-771. Large quarto. Softcover. Inscribed: "...From one Maniac to another! (And one Maine storyteller to another!)...Sandy Phippen" in Volume I and in Volume II: "This is the first Vol II I've signed!.... May 2001" With numerous photographs, annotated bibliography, and indices, including index of names. Volume II includes corrections and addenda Profusely illustrated with b&w photos. Light wear to edges. Volume I: VG+ Volume II has crease along spine: VG. Presentation Copy. First Edition. Very Good+.

$65.00

The Land of Lorne; or, A Poet's Adventures in the Scottish Hebrides, Including the Cruise of the "Tern" to the Outer Hebrides. Two Volumes in One.

By Buchanan, Robert

New York: Francis B. Felt & Co., 1871. Orange cloth, with crown and swords stamped in gold on front board, spine title gilt. 384 pp. Photographic frontispiece portrait of the author and his wife. With a scathing obituary of the author pasted to the recto of the rear flyleaf, and a newspaper portrait pasted to the rear paste-down, else VG.. First American Edition. Hard Cover.

$100.00

The Cabin in the Clearing: A Tale of the Frontier

By Ellis, Edward S.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co. Tan cloth, with illustration stamped in blue, brown and black of a cowboy riding a bronco on front board, and a lad on a horse on the spine. No. 3 in the Wyoming Series. Original owner’s name on recto of frontispiece, and initials on front paste-down. A bit of staining on rear board else VG.. Hard Cover.

$22.50

The Story Girl

By L. M. Montgomery

Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1911. 2nd impression of the First edition, published a month after the first printing. Pale green cloth, with color pictorial label by George Gibbs on front board, scuffed. Color frontispiece by George Gibbs, with tissue guard. With 10 page publisher's catalogue at end. Soiled, wear at extremities, Good. . First Edition. Hard Cover.

$30.00

Ned in the Woods

By Ellis, Edward S.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co. Yellow cloth, with illustration stamped in orange, yellow and black of a Indian, a frontiersman and a cabin on front board, and a man on a horse on the spine. Title stamped in black on spine, with gold background. 1884 on copyright page; no date on title page. VG.. Hard Cover.

$25.00

Printed Maps of the District and State of Maine 1793-1860. An Illustrated and Comparative Study.

By Thompson, Edward V.

Bangor, Maine: Nimue Books, 2010. 4to. Terra cotta cloth, title stamped in silver on spine and front board, with color plate tipped in of 1860 Coolidge map on front board. xxii, 447 pp. With detailed descriptions of each map. With descriptions of various state of maps. Each entry includes a full page plate of that particular map; most plates in full color. llustrated details are shown for different states of particular maps. Appendices include a desciptive checklist of the maps of Maine, a chronological checklist of the maps of Maine, bibliography and an index of names and mapmakers. Fine . First Edition. Hard Cover.

$135.00

Four Boys or The Story of a Forest Fire.

By Ellis, Edward S.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co. Red cloth, with illustration stamped in blue, brown and black of a cowboy riding a bronco on front board, and a lad on a horse on the spine. 1896 on copyright page; no date on title page. Original owner’s name on recto of frontispiece, and initials on front paste-down. Spine lightly faded else Fine.. Hard Cover.

$25.00

Storm Mountain

By Ellis, Edward S.

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co. Tan cloth, with illustration stamped in blue, brown and black of a cowboy riding a bronco on front board, and a lad on a horse on the spine. Wyoming Series No. 2. 1889 on copyright page; no date on title page. Original owner’s name on flyleaf, and initials on front paste-down. VG+ . Hard Cover.

$25.00

Important Maine Maps, Books, Prints and Ephemera. Catalogue Raisonné.

By Thompson, Edward V.

Orono, Maine: Stillwater Press, 2003. xx, 519, [1] pp. 4to. Purple cloth with printed paper label depicting 1860 Coolidge map of Maine pasted on front panel. An essential reference for scarce and early Maine material, with elaborate bibliographical descriptions for each item, including descriptions of plates and maps. Profusely illustrated. With index to authors, publishers, printers and mapmakers, and biographical sketches of various important persons in those fields. The catalogue includes many scarce items that seldom show up on the Internet. Estimated values and prices realized sheets laid in. With folding color prospectus of the auction, with illustrations of many items, including maps in color. VG+ No dustjacket, as issued.. Hard Cover. VG+.

$100.00

Eastern Maine and the Rebellion: Being an Account of the Principal Local Events in Eastern Maine during the War. And Brief Histories of Eastern Maine Regiments.

By Stanley, R. H.; Hall, Geo. O.

Bangor, Maine: R.H. Stanley and Co., 1887. 392 pp. Blue cloth, title gilt on spine and front board, boards ruled in blind. Frontispiece portrait, numerous engraved portraits and illustrations. A little frayed at the head of the spine, else VG. First Edition. Hard Cover.

$120.00

Eastern Maine and the Rebellion: Being an Account of the Principal Local Events in Eastern Maine during the War. And Brief Histories of Eastern Maine Regiments.

By Stanley, R. H.; Hall, Geo. O.

Bangor, Maine: R.H. Stanley and Co., 1887. 392 pp. Blue cloth, title gilt on spine and front board, boards ruled in blind. Frontispiece portrait, numerous engraved portraits and illustrations. Good: Some wear at extremities, boards soiled but a tight, sound copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good.

$120.00

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