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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.




A MARIANNE MOORE READER
Moore, Marianne
1961- Viking Press, New York- FIRST EDITION (same 1961 date on title and copyright page with 'Published in 1961 by The Viking Press, Inc.' STATED)- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a reprint edition- BINDING is orange cloth hardcover with titles in GOLD on spine; binding and text are very neat, clean and solid, VG+ or better with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. The ORIGINAL pictorial DUST JACKET has the publisher's price intact ($6.95); generally neat, clean and bright, G+ in new archival protector. Just light wear with light 'handling soil' back panel. Overall, a nice, SOLID 'First Edition' COLLECTOR COPY... Included in the contents: SELECTED POEMS including TWO COMPLETE VOLUMES, 'Like a Bulwark' and 'O to Be a Dragon', EARLIER POEMS, new (1961) and UNCOLLECTED poems... SELECTED ESSAYS including several hitherto UNCOLLECTED... a generous selection from 'The Fables of La Fontaine' and 'The Ford Letters'... and The PARIS REVIEW INTERVIEW with DONALD HALL... 301 pages.

14.95

INDIANS OF THE ANDROSCOGGIN VALLEY: Tribal History, and their Relations with the Early English Settlers of Maine
Starbird, Charles M.
- 1928- Lewiston [Maine] Journal Print Shop- FIRST EDITION- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a new reprint edition. This is a VINTAGE, ORIGINAL- This is NOT a new print-on-demand; it is NOT a pdf; it is the BEAUTIFULLY BOUND ANTIQUE BOOK- Green cloth HARDCOVER, GOOD+; light wear. Noted Anasagunticooks, Various Spellings, Bibliography. Quite Rare NATIVE AMERICAN primary source HISTORY REFERENCE. 'INDIANS' of the ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER VALLEY, MAINE. The TRIBE, ABNAKI NATION. The ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER VALLEY, MAINE: OXFORD COUNTY, PENNACOOKS of NEW HAMPSHIRE, SACO, SOKOKIS, PEQUAKETS, FRYEBURG, LOVEWELL'S POND, PEJEPSCOTS of BRUNSWICK, MAINE, KENNEBEC NORRIDGEWOCKS, SHEEPSCOT, WAWANOCKS of KNOX and LINCOLN Counties, GEORGES RIVER, PENTAGOETS, PASSAMAQUODDIES. A beautiful, rare primary source history of Native Americans; early Americana.


195.00

SOPHIE'S CHOICE
Styron, William
- 1979- Random House, NY- FIRST EDITION ( 'First Trade Edition' STATED)- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a reprint edition- BINDING is burgundy cloth hardcover with titles in gold on cover and spine; binding and text are neat, clean and solid, VG. Just neatly done previous owner name / date top front free page and normal 'age-coloration'. The ORIGINAL printed DUST JACKET has the publisher's price intact ($12.95); al;so neat, clean and bright, VG or better in new archival protector. Overall, a very nice, SOLID 1ST PRINTING COPY...' Stingo came to BROOKLYN by way of Virginia and the Marine Corps where the rent was CHEAP enough for a young man with only a few hundred dollars to devote himself to the NOVEL he wanted to write...Thus began a STRANGE relationship: SOPHIE, the Polish Catholic girl whose wrist bore the GRIM STAMP of a CONCENTRATION CAMP....Nathan, her LOVER, the CHARISMATIC JEWISH INTELLECTUAL...and the NARRATOR Stingo, the SEX-STARVED 'South'n boy' who was instantly CAPTIVATED by Sophie's VULNERABLE BLOND BEAUTY...William Styron gives us a LOVE STORY so HAUNTINGLY EVOCATIVE that it, and its HEROINE, will become an INDELIBLE part of the reader's imagination and our literature'... 515 pages.


29.95

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

THE SUNRISE ROUTE: A History of the RAILROADS of WASHINGTON COUNTY, MAINE
Zimmermann, Michael W. (SIGNED / LIMITED EDITION)
1985- Cay-Bel Publishing, Brewer, Maine- FIRST EDITION ( 'First Edition' / LIMITED EDITION #1537 of 2000 STATED)- This is NOT an ex-library book- BINDING is illustrated paperbound softcover; binding and text are neat, clean and solid, VG with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. Just light wear. There are NO rips, tears or missing pieces. Overall, a nice, SOLID COLLECTOR COPY of a fairly UNCOMMON MAINE RAILROAD title... Some of the 'CONTENTS' are: 'MACHIASPORT RAILROAD'; 'Calais Railway and Calais & Baring RR.'; 'European & North American Railway and the LEWY'S ISLAND RAILROAD'; 'St. Croix & Penobscot Railroad'; 'Bangor & Calais Shore Line Railroad'; 'MAINE SHORE LINE RAILROAD'; 'Photographic and DOCUMENTS Section'; The PEOPLE'S RAILROAD'; 'Construction of the WASHINGTON COUNTY RAILROAD'; and much more. 227 pages ILLUSTRATED with VINTAGE B&W PHOTOGRAPHS and reproductions; Appendixes; BIBLIOGRAPHY; and with '1901 REPRODUCTION BOOKLET' with MAP in pocket at rear.

$45.00





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