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Hang Up the Fiddle, Babcock, Frederick
1 Hang Up the Fiddle
Babcock, Frederick
Doubleday 1954 First Hardbound Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with slight fading to edges, very little fraying at top of spine. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names, writing or marks. Dustjacket has large chip at base of spine (1-1/4"), slight darkening to spine and edges. Not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 320 pgs. 001170

Price: 6.00 USD
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A Knight in Denim, Benson, Ramsey
2 A Knight in Denim
Benson, Ramsey
New York Charles Scribner 1912 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Published March, 1912) in original dust jacket. Very clean deep green cloth boards with red decorative title box and lettering on cover, red lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. No cracking. Pages and edges are clean; small previous owner typed note tipped in on front paste down. No other marks. 307 pages. Dust jacket is clean, with a few shallow edge chips, short closed tears; price of 1.25 net on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This novel is the story of a soldier returned from war to the farm country of Nebraska, how he adopted the community and became the oddest of its oddities; how he played the part of man of all work and night in denim to his lady, the Mistress of Throstlewood Farm -- all told with fine humor and pathos. 025477

Price: 45.00 USD
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By the Iowa Sea, Blair, Joe
3 By the Iowa Sea
Blair, Joe
New York Scribner 2012 1451636059 / 9781451636055 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in a clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean charcoal gray boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 280 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (24.00/27.99 on front inside flap), no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Clean collectible quality book. The debut book of this American author -- a wrenching, unsentimental account of the heartbreaks and ecstasies of marriage, fatherhood, and small-town life in the Midwest. 025295

Price: 15.00 USD
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Pine, Stream and Prairie: Wisconsin and Minnesota in Profile, Gray, James
4 Pine, Stream and Prairie: Wisconsin and Minnesota in Profile
Gray, James
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1945 First Hard Cover Near FIne Good+ Jacket 
Very clean golden cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean fold-out map at front of book in excellent condition. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs. 312 pgs. + index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has edge chipping and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Comprehensive book covering the hunting, fishing, resources, politics and influential people in the history of Minnesota and Wisconsin. 8vo. Minnesota. 011749

Price: 22.00 USD
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5 Buggies, Blizzards, and Babies
Hawkins, Cora Frear
Ames, IA The Iowa State University Press 1971 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very small P/O label at inside edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with old photographs. CLean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 005273

Price: 15.00 USD
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PrairyErth: (A Deep Map), Heat-Moon, William Least
6 PrairyErth: (A Deep Map)
Heat-Moon, William Least
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1991 0-395-48602-5 / 9780395486023 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Very clean beige boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers (illustrated with maps). No names, writing or bookplates. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. 624 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, price clipped corner on front inside flap; removable sticker on front "Autographed Copy - Borders Book Shop". Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Large 8vo. Travel. 013504

Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Reflections of Madison County: A Visual Journey
Heffron, Mark F.
New York Smithmark Publishers 1994 0-8317-4866-4 / 9780831748661 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean illustrated boards (photo of covered bridge). No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 80 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Beautiful photographs of Madison County in Iowa. 6 x 8-1/2". Midwest. 009410

Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Schoolmaster of Yesterday: A Three Generation Story 1820-1919
Kennedy, Millard Fillmore and Alvin F. Harlow
New York Whittlesey House 1940 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Howard Simon, Illustrator 
Clean beige cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 359 pgs. Illustrated by Howard Simon. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, hias up to 1/4" loss at top spine edge, small closed edge tears and tiny edge chips, crease to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The Kennedys were a dynasty of schoolmasters. Millard Fillmore Kennedy and his father and grandfather before him held sway in Indiana district schools from the period when the Midwest was still a frontier to the time when the industrial age had begun in earnest. This is their story. 015170

Price: 25.00 USD
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South of the Big Four, Kurtz, Don
9 South of the Big Four
Kurtz, Don
Chronicle Books 1995 0811809080 / 9780811809085 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
Second printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean beige endpapers. No previous owner markings. Signed by author: "Don Kurtz" on title page. 371 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, slight creasing to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's critically acclaimed debut novel, set in the farm country of north central Indiana. 023887

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Old Lady in Dubuque, Kwasky, Albert
10 The Old Lady in Dubuque
Kwasky, Albert
New York - Washington - Atlanta - Hollywood Vantage Press 1979 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Illustrated with Photographs 
Very clean black boards with gilt lettering on spine. No surface wear or bumping. Binding is tight and square. Pages, edges and endpapers are very clean and bright; no writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs. 229 pgs. with index. Bright dustjacket is not price clipped, very light fading to spine and front flap fold. Very minimal edge wear (a few small shallow edge chips and closed edge tears) with a very small, light 2" diagonal crease to bottom left corner of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 Vo. Americana. 014962

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Land, The People, Peden, Rachel
11 The Land, The People
Peden, Rachel
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1966 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with burgundy lettering on cover, black and burgundy lettering on spine with orange and burgundy decoration. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings by Sidonie Coryn. 333 pages. Clean jacket is unchipped, a couple of short edge tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A testament by the author of "Rural Free" to the family farm and to her own people, whose daily lives reflect man's eternal kinship with the land. An affectionate chronicle of Midwestern rural life. 027254

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Story of the Great Flood and Cyclone Disasters - America's Greatest Calamity - A Complete and Authentic Account of the Awful Flood of 1913 in the Rich and Fertile Valleys of Ohio and Indiana, Russell, Thomas H.
12 Story of the Great Flood and Cyclone Disasters - America's Greatest Calamity - A Complete and Authentic Account of the Awful Flood of 1913 in the Rich and Fertile Valleys of Ohio and Indiana
Russell, Thomas H.
Thomas H. Morrison 1913 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Red cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine, photographic illustration paste-on on cover (unchipped). Cloth on rear board very lightly soiled. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, though slightly tanned. Liberally illustrated with photographs documenting the tragic story of tornadoes and floods which struck the American midwest in 1913. 320 pages. 025740

Price: 20.00 USD
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13 The Wheel of Earth
Sandburg, Helga
New York McDowell Obolensky 1958 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Clean burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 396 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. By the daughter of Carl Sandburg, a novel of the challenging life on struggling farms in the midwest in the early 1900's. 8 vo.. Fiction. 011207

Price: 12.00 USD
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A THOUSAND ACRES, Smiley, Jane
14 A THOUSAND ACRES
Smiley, Jane
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1991 0394577736 / 9780394577739 Fourth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Fourth printing, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean white boards with clean unfaded black cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on title page: "To Herb and Jan, With Best of Luck for the Future - Jane Smiley." 371 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, one 1/4" closed edge tear at top panel edge near spine fold, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel set on a thriving Iowa farm in 1979, and a family which has lived on the land for four generations facing disbursement of the farm to three daughters. Made into a successful film (1997) starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lang, and Jason Robards. 020888

Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Tales of the Northwest
Snellling, William Joseph
Dorset Press 1985 0-88029-064-1 / 9780880290647 Reprint Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean white boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 252 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear or tears, no fading. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This is a reprint of a book that is now extrmely rare in collections of early American literature. Published anonymously in 1830, these "Sketches of Indian Life and Character" constituted one of the first collections of short tales to be brought out in the U.S. and also the first appearance in American literature of the plains Indians. 8vo. Native American. 010895

Price: 20.00 USD
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Remember the Days, Sollitt, Kenneth
16 Remember the Days
Sollitt, Kenneth
Los Angeles Douglas-West Publishers 1971 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean brown/beige tweed boards with brown stamped lettering on spine. Slight bumping to base of spine; no fraying or tears. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with small initial "J" at top inside edge of front free endpaper. 340 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An inspiring nostalgic novel set in northern Iowa during the homesteading period of the 1880's. 018450

Price: 20.00 USD
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Metaphysics in the Midwest (American Fiction), White, Curtis
17 Metaphysics in the Midwest (American Fiction)
White, Curtis
Los Angeles Sun & Moon Press 1988 1557130442 / 9781557130440 First Paperback Near Fine No Dust jacket 
Clean softcover book, stated first edition. No creasing or curling. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 203 pp. 020175

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Lumberjack Frontier - The Life of a Logger in the Early Days on the Chippeway, Wyman, Walker D. (with Lee Prentice)
18 The Lumberjack Frontier - The Life of a Logger in the Early Days on the Chippeway
Wyman, Walker D. (with Lee Prentice)
Lincoln, Nebraska University of Nebraska Press 1969 First Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Very clean moss green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white plates. 88 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Retold from the Recollections of Louie Blanchard by Walker D. Wyman. Born in 1872 of a French-Canadian father and a Belgian mother, Louie Blanchard grew up on the Chippewa River (Wisconsin) and went to work in the pineries at the age of fourteen. By the time he retired to farm his homestead in the Cutover Country in 1912, he knew every inch of the river, had shot all the rapids down to Eau Claire, and had taken part in the biggest drives ever seen on the Chippewa. He became widely known in the region as a great storyteller, and his recollections--a potpourri of lumberjack lore, tall tales, and personal experiences--consititute an informal social history of the lumberjack frontier. 025508

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