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The Silver Tarn, Adams, Katharine
1 The Silver Tarn
Adams, Katharine
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1924 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 249 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has small corner clip to front inside flap, no chips, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A story of Mehitable Webster, a young New England girl and her life in school in the wilds of Yorkshire in Great Britain. 8vo. Fiction. 015282

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The Romantic Story of the Puritan Fathers - And Their Founding of New Boston and the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Addison, Albert Christopher
2 The Romantic Story of the Puritan Fathers - And Their Founding of New Boston and the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Addison, Albert Christopher
Boston L. C. Page & Company 1912 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition, first impression. Clean decorated American trade binding. Gray cloth boards with gold, white and black sailing ships and seagulls, gold lettering decorating cover; gold lettering and sailing ship on spine. Two very small (pin head size) spots to rear board. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top edges. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis portrait of Joseph Cotton with clean tissue guard (total of 48 illustrations). All pages have green decorative border, including index pages. 243 pages. 022757

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3 New England and the Sea
Albion, Robert G.; Baker, William A.; Labaree, Benjamin Woods
Published for the Marine Historical Association, Mystic Seaport, by Wesleyan University Press 1972 0-8195-4052-8 / 9780819540522 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Maps on endpapers. Illustrated with photographs, drawings & maps. 299 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover.New England. 009225

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The Royal Whore - Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine, Andrews, Allen
4 The Royal Whore - Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine
Andrews, Allen
Chilton Book Company 1970 0801955254 / 9780801955259 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated first edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean charcoal gray endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white plates. 314 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (7.50 on front inside flap), no tears; a couple of vertical creases to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Charles II, and his "maitresse en titre" Barbara Villiers, who was the pacesetter for the court where King Charles sampled the ladies of his entourage as freely as he sampled his wines. Told with rare wit and devastating historical accuracy. 026261

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Must Britain Travel the Moscow Road?, Angell, Norman
5 Must Britain Travel the Moscow Road?
Angell, Norman
London Noel Douglas 1926 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Spine is sun faded. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with some intermittent foxing to pages. 190 pgs. This book is from the collection of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. and comes with a document certifying that the book is from that collection, signed by the Roosevelt Library Director. 8 vo.. History. 011040

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Old New England Churches - And Their Children, Bacon, Dolores
6 Old New England Churches - And Their Children
Bacon, Dolores
New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1906 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition clean decorated American trade binding. Red ribbed cloth boards with gold church and tree decoration on cover with double ruled line border and gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, tiny points of corner wear, gold lettering on spine has some wear but still legible. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis photograph of the spire of the Old South Church, Boston, with printed tissue guard; 33 additional photographic plates of New England churches. 442 pages. 021983

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The Winter People: A Return to Cape Cod, Barnard, Charles N.
7 The Winter People: A Return to Cape Cod
Barnard, Charles N.
New York Dodd, Mead 1973 0396067808 / 9780396067801 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in fine condition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean golden cream endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated chapter headings. 173 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A lovely book. Author seeks the beauty of Cape Cod in the winter season, and discovers the people one may see but never know in the summer - the cranberry farmer, the fishing boat captain, the lighthouse keeper, the shellfish warden. Conversationally, they took him in, opened doors on stormy nights, made him understand things that summer people may never see and nevr know about the place they love. 025158

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8 Pilgrim House By the Sea
Bartlett, Robert M.
North Quincy, MA Christopher Publishing House 1973 1-8158-0298-6 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Jan Norton, Illustrator 
Very clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 327 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has small (1/4") closed tear at top rear spine corner, very tiny chip at base of rear panel (size of grain of rice or smaller), slight wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A midwestern college professor and his family restore a house built by the Pilgrims after inheriting it from Great Aunt Phoebe. 8vo. New England. 009726

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Yankee Auctioneer, Bean, George H.
9 Yankee Auctioneer
Bean, George H.
Boston Little Brown 1948 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket Signed
Later printing, signed by author. Unfaded red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, faint hint of soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper: "Signed for Ethel L. Avery by George H. Bean - July 25, 1949." Light foxing to endpapers. 247 pgs. Color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, unfaded, with 2" wide chip at top left corner edge, max. depth of 1-1/2", small rear top corner chip, corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The autobiography of George Bean, famous New England auctioneer. Filled with salty humor and tips on what it takes to be a successful auctioneer. Approx 8" x 6". Biography. 016900

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Alas, Poor Yorick!, BIll, Alfred H.
10 Alas, Poor Yorick!
BIll, Alfred H.
Boston Little Brown 1927 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with 1927 on title page, "Published September, 1927" on copyright page. Clean unfaded rust brown ribbed cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Lovely frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 263 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has some very shallow edge chipping, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Historical romance and intrigue woven around the character of "Parson Yorick", one of the most illustrious clergymen of literary genius in England. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 016361

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These English, Braden, Bernard
11 These English
Braden, Bernard
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1948 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket John A. Hall, Illustrator 
First Canadian Edition in original dust jacket. Very clean rose red cloth boards with black title box, bright gold lettering on spine. Top and bottom spine edges very lightly bumped, no fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. 240 pgs. with illustrations by John A. Hall. Clean dustjacket has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An adaptation of Bernard Braden's C.B.C. programs of similar title, and was the result of thousands of requests from radio listeners tha these broadcasts be put in permanent form. Mr. Braden visited England in the summer of 1947 where he obtained interviews with people prominent in the political, economic and social reconstruction of England. 5-1/2" x 8". Great Britain. 016961

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The Maine Scene - A Portrait of the State of Maine, Bradshaw, Marion J.
12 The Maine Scene - A Portrait of the State of Maine
Bradshaw, Marion J.
Bangor, Maine Marion J. Bradshaw 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Limited Edition (this being copy number 653), SIGNED by the author. Clean black cloth boards with green metallic lettering, gold sailboat design on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or bumping. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with signature of author in blue pen on front free endpaper, stamped number 653 on front free endpaper and on copyright page. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front pastedown. Beautifully illustrated with photographs in color and black and white, maps. 177 pages. 026010

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13 Speak for England - An Oral History of England: 1900-1975 Based on Interviews with Inhabitants of Wigton, Cumberland
Bragg, Melvyn
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1977 0-394-40855-1 / 9780394408552 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Minus Jacket 
Clean black boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 499 pgs. illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has 1-1/2" closed tear and wrinkle at top edge of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Great Britain. 009915

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Sword and the Miracle, Bragg, Melvyn
14 The Sword and the Miracle
Bragg, Melvyn
New York Random House 1997 0-375-50003-0 / 9780375500039 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition. Clean blue boards with clean black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Sharp corners, no bumping, hint of slightest surface wear at spine base. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 541 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Acclaimed epic novel first published in Great Britain, set at the tumultuous dawn of Christianity in Britain and Ireland. Large 8vo. Fiction. 016289

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Virginia Woolf's London, Brewster, Dorothy
15 Virginia Woolf's London
Brewster, Dorothy
London George Allen and Unwin 1959 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (very slight browning to endpapers). Jacket is not price clipped (15s.net on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A literary sightseeing tour of London by scholar and critic Dr. Dorothy Brewster, who shows how Virginia Woolf used London as atmosphere, theme, and even motivating force throughout her writing. 022846

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King's End, Brown, Alice
16 King's End
Brown, Alice
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1901 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition. Clean green ribbed cloth boards with small gold decoration on cover with double rule line border, gold lettering and small decoration on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (neatly and lightly pencilled previous owner name on front free endpaper). 246 pages. Story of a religiously inclined girl's struggles between sacrifice of love to her "ideals" and devotion to her lover--in which the latter at last wins the day. A picture of New England village life, with amusing portrayals of eccentric New England character. 025447

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Old England and New England, In A Series of Views Taken on the Spot (Two volumes of the London edition complete in one), Bunn, Alfred
17 Old England and New England, In A Series of Views Taken on the Spot (Two volumes of the London edition complete in one)
Bunn, Alfred
Philadelphia A. Hart, Late Carey and Hart 1853 First Hardcover Good+ No Dust jacket 
Green cloth boards decorated on front and rear boards and spine with blind-stamping, gold lettering on spine. Spine title: Alfred Bunn in America. Very light soiling. 1/4" loss to cloth at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Text pages are clean (some dust-speckling to text block edges). Fold-out statistic sheet on Lowell manufacturers. 315 pp. 020775

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Rivers of Fortune: Where Maine Tides and Money Flowed, Caldwell, Bill
18 Rivers of Fortune: Where Maine Tides and Money Flowed
Caldwell, Bill
Portland, Maine Guy Gannett Publishing Co. 1983 0930096452 / 9780930096458 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; very slight fading to edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 113 illustrations and maps. 262 text pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, very slight light rubbing to edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Fascinating story of the great rivers of Maine...the Penobscot, the Kennebec, the Damariscotta and the Saco. This lively book sweeps through 300 years of Maine history, from the days of pioneer settlers to sea captains, river men and lumberjacks, to the merchant princes, shipbuilders and lumber barons who made millions from sawmills, power dams, textiles, luxury yachts and warships. 026850

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The Next-to-Nothing House, Carrick, Alice Van Leer
19 The Next-to-Nothing House
Carrick, Alice Van Leer
Boston The Atlantic Monthly Press 1923 First Hardcover Near Fine No Dust jacket 
Very clean and lovely decorated binding, second printing (1923). Clean green cloth boards with darker green and cream house and yard design on cover with unchipped cream lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with brief neatly penned previous owner inscription dated Christmas 1925 on front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 252 pages. The author's story of acquiring and living in a New England house (Webster Cottage in Hanover, New Hampshire). 027172

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To Remember Forever, Carroll, Gladys Hasty
20 To Remember Forever
Carroll, Gladys Hasty
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1963 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean ivory boards with bright gold stamped lettering on cover, red title box with bright gold stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 306 pgs. Clean bright DUSTJACKET is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A novel of college students living in New England between the two World Wars. 8vo. Fiction. 012841

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