themainebookhouse.com
Seach for:
by


Categories

Americana
Architecture
Art
Biography
Childrens'
Classics
Cookbooks
Economy, Business
Environment, Ecology
Ephemera
Ethnic
First Editions
History
Illustrated
Literature
Maine
Military
Minerals, Gems
Music
Mystery
New
New Age
Outdoor
Philosophy
Photography
Politics
Psychology
Reference
Religion, Spirituality
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
Signed
Sociology
Sports
Vintage
Wicca, Pagan

Featured Books

MAINE GAME WARDENS
Eric Wight
-1985-DeLorme Publishing Co., Freeport, Maine-1st edition-This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a reprint edition-BINDING is black hardcover with titles in gold on cover and spine; binding and text are neat, clean and solid, VERY GOOD, with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. Pictorial dust jacket HAS price; laminated; generally neat, clean and bright, GOOD, in new archival protector. Just light wear. Overall, a nice, SOLID COLLECTOR COPY of a fairly UNCOMMON MAINE BOOK...."the TRUE STORY of the MAINE WARDEN SERVICE--began in 1880, a PIONEER ORGANIZATION in its field, the OLDEST AGENCY of its type in AMERICA--and its MEN and WOMEN who are COMMITTED to this line of work...There are GRIPPING CHAPTERS about WARDENS tracking MISSING persons, LOST hunters and hikers, sometimes conducting MASSIVE SEARCHES in REMOTE AREAS such as KATAHDIN....A SPECIAL CHAPTER is devoted to the DEVELOPMENT of BUSH PLANES...the text is accompanied throughout by some RARE, HISTORIC and contemporary B&W PHOTOGRAPHS. 140 pages. Overall, an EXCELLENT collector's copy of a fairly UNCOMMON BOOK. Overall, a nice, SOLID COLLECTOR COPY of a fairly UNCOMMON MAINE BOOK.

95.00

HANNIBAL HAMLIN OF MAINE: Lincoln's First Vice-President
Hunt, H. Draper
1969- Syracuse University Press, New York- FIRST EDITION ('First Edition' STATED)- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a reprint edition- BINDING is dark green cloth hardcover with titles in GOLD on spine; binding and text are neat, clean and solid, VG+ with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. The ORIGINAL illustarted DUST JACKET is also very neat, clean and bright, VG in new archival protector. There are NO major rips, tears or missing pieces. Overall, an EXCELLENT COLLECTOR COPY of a fairly UNCOMMON HISTORICAL BIOGRAPHY... 'This FULL-SCALE biography of Hamlin's PUBLIC and PERSONAL LIFE is enriched by NEW INSIGHTS, gained from a previously INACCESSIBLE CACHE of HAMLIN FAMILY PAPERS, into the FRUSTRATING and VOICELESS vice-presidential years... The LINCOLN-HAMLIN RELATIONSHIP is studied IN DEPTH... Included are INTIMATE DAY-TO-DAY GLIMPSES of the LINCOLN ADMINISTRATION, and an EYEWITNESS DESCRIPTION of Lincoln's ASSASSINATION by HAMLIN'S DAUGHTER... Of MAJOR IMPORTANCE to Lincoln scholars is NEW EVIDENCE indicating that LINCOLN HIMSELF engineered, from BEHIND THE SCENES, Hamlin's DEFEAT and Andrew Johnson's victory for the vice-presidential nomination in 1864...' 292 pages. The book contains EXTENSIVE NOTES to chapters, a BIBLIOGRAPHY, and an INDEX.


49.95

AWAY FROM IT ALL
Kidney, Dorothy Boone
1969- A. S. Barnes, NY- 1st Edition ( 'Second Printing' STATED)- This is NOT an ex-library book- BINDING is green cloth hardcover; binding and text are very neat, clean and solid, VG. Just light wear and light 'handling soil' text-block fore-edge. The original PICTORIAL DUST JACKET is also very neat, clean and bright, VG or better in new archival plastic protector. There are NO rips, tears or missing pieces. Overall, a nice, SOLID COLLECTOR COPY of a fairly UNCOMMON book detailing the ALLAGASH COUNTRY of MAINE...'a REMOTE, UNTAMED area still reminiscent of the WILDERNESS which once covered the EASTERN PART of the United States...Packed with the EXCITEMENT and BEAUTY of the BIG WOODS the author describes the UNCLUTTERED SIMPLICITY of living in a ONE-ROOM CABIN far from civilization and neighbors. And throughout the book are woven FASCINATING TALES of STREAM and LAKE FISHING, HUNTING in the BIG TIMBER. and CAMPING in the outdoors...the author has included many VINTAGE B&W PHOTOGRAPHS of the ALLAGASH COUNTRY...' 200 pages. Overall, a nice, SOLID COLLECTOR COPY of a fairly UNCOMMON MAINE CLASSIC.

34.95

WHY WE CAN'T WAIT
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
1964- Harper & Row, New York- FIRST EDITION ('First Edition' STATED)- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a reprint edition- BINDING is hardcover with cloth spine; binding and text are neat, clean and solid, VG or better. Just previous owner name / date top front paste-down. The ORIGINAL printed DUST JACKET has the publisher's price intact ($3.50); also very neat, clean and bright, VG in new archival protector. Just light wear along top edge. There are NO major rips, tears or missing pieces. Overall, an EXCELLENT 1ST EDITION COPY of the 3RD BOOK written by MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. ... 'Dr. King deals CRITICALLY with VARIOUS FACTIONS in the FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, evaluating FAIRLY but BLUNTLY the effects of the CHURCH, of various CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS, of the BLACK MUSLIMS-- and the ROLES of some WELL-KNOWN PERSONAGES... The book offers a UNIQUELY CONVINCING over-all view of the WISDOM and EFFECTIVENESS of the Negro's new (1964) weapon--NONVIOLENT PROTEST... it narrates the WHOLE STRATEGY of the GREAT BIRMINGHAM CAMPAIGN, a HEROIC and SUSPENSEFUL ACCOUNT... The book also includes THE LETTER-- here published IN FULL for the FIRST TIME-- that MARTIN LUTHER KINGH, JR.' wrote from BIRMINGHAM JAIL to answer the EMINENT CHURCHMEN who had CRITICIZED the 'timing' of this 'OUTSIDER'... This is a DEVASTATING and IMPORTANT BOOK.' 178 pages. Overall, an EXCELLENT 1ST EDITION COPY of the 3RD BOOK written by MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.




THE BELL JAR
Plath, Sylvia; Biographical Notes by Lois Ames
1971- Harper & Row, New York- BOOK CLUB EDITION- This is NOT an ex-library book- BINDING is red cloth hardcover with titles in silver and white on spine; binding and text are neat, clean and solid, VG+ with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. The illustrated DUST JACKET is generally neat, clean and bright, VG in new archival protector. Just light wear to extremities. There are NO major rips, tears or missing pieces. Overall, a nice, SOLID COLLECTOR COPY of the fairly UNCOMMON 3RD BOOK and ONLY PUBLISHED NOVEL(1971) written by SYLVIA PLATH (originally published in England under the pseudonym VICTORIA LUCAS)... 'This EXTRAORDINARY WORK chronicles the CRACKUP of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, successful--but SLOWLY GOING UNDER, and maybe for the LAST time. The reader is DRAWN into her BREAKDOWN with such INTENSITY that her INSANITY becomes completely REAL and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. Such DEEP penetration into the DARK and HARROWING CORNERS of the psyche is RARE in any novel. In this case, the work REVEALS so much about the sources of SYLVIA PLATH's own TRAGEDY that its publication must be considered a LANDMARK in contemporary literature...' 296 pages. Overall, a nice, SOLID COLLECTOR COPY of the 3RD BOOK written by SYLVIA PLATH.

14.95

Nature's Garden of Crystals
Vandall T. King, Editor
2011- Newryqs Press, Rochester, New York- HARDCOVER, NEW. FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS: PHOTOGRAPHS of MINERALS and MINERAL SPECIMENS in their natural state, many up-close and magnified. WORLD-RENOWNED COLLECTIONS of CRYSTALS from COLLECTORS around the world. FOLIO (Over-sized, Heavy). 424 pages.

$49.95

THE OXFORD HILLS
Waterman, Charles E.
- Merrill and Webber Company, Auburn, Maine- Circa 1929- FIRST EDITION - This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a reprint edition- BINDING is hardcover, GOOD+; light wear. 90 pp. With a chapter titled 'GEM STONES of the WHITE MOUNTAIN FOOT HILLS,' detailing the TOURMALINE found at MT. MICA, South Paris, MAINE. RARE first edition of an OXFORD COUNTY, MAINE AREA HISTORY.


295.00





copyright © 2008 themainebookhouse.com - All rights reserved.