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POLAND SPRING CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR 1795-1895

-Published by Hiram Ricker & Sons Incorporated, South Poland, Maine- 1895- FIRST EDITION- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a reprint edition- Softcover binding; GOOD+; some wear to cover, chipping, but intact; contents clean, bright and solid. 88 pp. ILLUSTRATED. Biographical, GENEALOGY of RICKER FAMILY, FAMILY COAT of ARMS and a COMPLETE HISTORY of the POLAND SPRING INN, SPA RESORT, POLAND SPRING MINERAL WATER and ARCHITECTURE of the BUILDINGS, COTTAGES, HOMESTEADS at POLAND SPRING. SCARCE.

$125.00
OXFORD HILLS HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK: DREKI 1962

1962- Oxford Hills High School- Hardcover, Good; light wear. B&W PHOTOGRAPHS.

$14.95

OXFORD COUNTY, MAINE: A Guide to Its Historic Architecture
Bennett, Randall H.
Oxford County Historic Resource Survey, Bethel, Maine- Softcover; GOOD; light wear. In depth overview of HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE of the OXFORD COUNTY, MAINE region. A fairly UNCOMMON original edition, ILLUSTRATED with homes, buildings, Main Streets, landscapes of the area. This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a new reprint edition. This is the ORIGINAL.

145.00

FLORA OF OXFORD COUNTY, MAINE
Campbell, Christopher S. and Leslie M. Eastman
Life Sciences and Agriculture Experiment Station University of Maine at Orono- Technical Bulletin 99- July 1980- Softcover, GOOD; light wear. 244 pp. with Index.

39.95

FARMING IN MAINE 1860-1940
Day, Clarence A.
University of Maine Press, Orono, Maine- 1963- Softcover; GOOD; light wear. University of Maine Studies Second Series No. 78. University of Maine Bulletin.306 pp. with Index. This is NOT an ex-library book; it is NOT a new reprint edition. This is the UNCOMMON ORIGINAL history of farming in Maine.

$125.00
THE PENOBSCOT MAN
Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy
THE PENOBSCOT MAN, by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm- 1972- New Hampshire Publishing Co., Somersworth- 1st Edition Thus ( 'A FACSIMILE of the 1924 Edition, with NEW PHOTOGRAPHS and a NEW introduction by Edward D. Ives)- This is NOT an ex-library book- BINDING is tan cloth hardcover with titles in GOLD on spine; binding and text are very neat, clean and solid, VG+ with NO extraneous writings or bookplates ( just a somewhat innocuous previous owner 'raised embossment' first free page). The illustrated DUST JACKET is also neat, clean and bright, VG in new archival protector. Just light wear. There are NO rips, tears or missing pieces. Overall, a very nice, SOLID COLLECTOR COPY of a fairly UNCOMMON EDITION of this MAINE WOODS CLASSIC written by FANNIE HARDY ECKSTORM....' The great LOG DRIVES down the WEST BRANCH of the PENOBSCOT RIVER live only in LEGEND today...It was BANGOR and the sister towns of ORONO, VEAZIE, BRADLEY, and OLD TOWN that brought RIVER DRIVING to the HIGHEST PERFECTION it ever reached, that worked out all the DETAILS of its COMPLICATED TECHNIQUE, invented the PEAVEY, perfected the AXE, developed the BATTEAU, and BRED and TRAINED the MEN to handle them--the PENOBSCOT MAN. Indian, Frenchman, Irishman, or Yankee, the PENOBSCOT MAN was UNLIKE any other man on earth, and no two were alike...he broke the JAMS and moved the LOGS, or DIED for his failure....they were UNITED only by their PRIDE in their work, their DISDAIN of DEATH, and the FIERCENESS with which they challenged it--and each other.' 351 pages ILLUSTRATED with 16 RARE B&W PHOTOGRAPHS not present in previous editions. Overall, a very nice, SOLID COLLECTOR COPY of a fairly UNCOMMON EDITION of this MAINE WOODS CLASSIC written by FANNIE HARDY ECKSTORM.

$59.95

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

MY RECOLLECTIONS of the WAR of the REBELLION
Lapham, William B., , Brevet-Major U.S. Volunteers
- 1892- Burleigh and Flynt, Augusta, Maine- FIRST EDITION- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a reprint edition- This is the ORIGINAL- From a REAL, INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE- BINDING is green cloth HARDCOVER with gold titles on spine; binding and text are generally neat, clean and solid, VERY GOOD+ or better, with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. Just light wear, including neat previous owner pencil inscription: "Presented to Miss Mildred I. Wentworth, by her aunt Mrs. Cynthia Lapham, March 1900." Green floral endpapers. ILLUSTRATED with a B&W PORTRAIT of William B. Lapham at front. 240 pp.


149.95

THE THOMPSON LAKE BOOK: A Narrative History
Madden, Joan C.; and Margaret E. Slattery (SIGNED by AUTHORS)
1991- Thompson Lake Environmental Association- Oblong softcover, VERY GOOD; only faint wear. ILLUSTRATED with PHOTOGRAPHS: LANDSCAPE, ARCHITECTURE, SETTLERS, CAMPS, HISTORY, FAMILIES of the THOMPSON LAKE area (Oxford, Otisfield, Poland, and Casco) MAINE. 74 pp. SIGNED by the AUTHORS.

$29.95

THE STORY OF A DOWN EAST PLANTATION: Facts and Fancies About the Pine Tree State
One of the Tribe of Fishers (LEWIS BEALS FISHER)
1914- Self-published by Lewis B. Fisher: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois- ORIGINAL 1914 FIRST PRINTING- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a reprint edition- BINDING is ORIGINAL dark blue cloth HARDCOVER with titles in GOLD on spine (ALL GOLD is present and with LUSTER); binding and text are generally very neat, clean and solid, VG with NO extraneous writings or bookplates (only neatly done 1915 'gift inscription' with added 'handed-down to' genealogical names front free page). Just light wear and normal 'age-coloration'. Overall, an EXCELLENT COLLECTOR COPY of a SCARCE... DETAILED and IN-DEPTH... GENEALOGICAL NARRATIVE and HISTORY of CHARLOTTE, MAINE (Plantation No. 3) in WASHINGTON COUNTY written by LEWIS B. FISHER... 219 pages ILLUSTRATED throughout with VINTAGE B&W GENEALOGICAL PORTRAITS and with HAND-DRAWN MAP of CHARLOTTE by FREMONT SPRAGUE at rear with INDEX / LEGEND of 'NAMES of PLACES on MAP of CHARLOTTE' including HOUSE LOCATIONS... OLD CELLAR HOLES... and more...

195.00

TOWN & FAMILY CEMETERIES OF OXFORD, EAST OXFORD & WELCHVILLE, MAINE
Rowe, Brenda McAlister
- Circa 1980 (No Date)- Published by the Author- SOFTCOVER, GOOD; hand-made binding. FAMILY NAMES, SURNAMES, GENEALOGICAL REFERENCE. With handwritten, alphabetized list of NAMES at rear, with INDIVIDUAL MEMBER'S first names, as well as last names. DETAILS from headstones, such as EPITAPHS, DATES and more.

$39.95

FOREST LIFE AND FOREST TREES
Springer, John S.; Introduction by F. M. O'Brien
(Revised Edition)- 1971- New Hampshire Publishing Company, Somersworth- This is NOT an ex-library book- BINDING is decorated green cloth hardcover with GOLD decoration and titles BRIGHT; binding and text are VERY neat, clean and solid, NF or better with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. The ORIGINAL illustrated DUST JACKET is neat, clean and bright, VG in new archival protector. Just light wear. There are NO rips, tears or missing pieces. Overall, an EXCELLENT COLLECTOR COPY... 'Initially published in 1851, this was the FIRST BOOK of its kind to DETAIL the great LUMBERING OPERATIONS of the MAINE WOODS, from timber cruising to felling trees to the great river drives in the following spring... It provides a RARE GLIMPSE of a LIFESTYLE which pitted men against 'FOREST WHALES' and which has now VANISHED...' 202 pages. 'The CLASSIC FIRST-HAND ACCOUNT of LUMBERJACKING in the MAINE WOODS...'


$34.95

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

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

STARTLING FACTS IN MODERN SPIRITUALISM
Wolfe, N. B., M.D.
- 1873- Published by the Author, Cincinnati- FIRST EDITION- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a reprint edition- This is the ORIGINAL- From a REAL, INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE- BINDING is HARDCOVER with GOLD and black blindstamped titles and decoration on cover and spine; binding and text are generally neat, clean and solid, GOOD+ or better. Some light wear, including edgewear, light corner bumping, slight fraying to corners and spine ends, and with a distinctive, SIGNED, custom bookplate/label from a private library on inside front cover, along with corresponding private library catalog number: "This Volume is Donated by Mrs. [Emilie] Hamlin, Waterford Library Association, Waterford, Maine. 3501." (Assumed relation of HANNIBAL HAMLIN, originally of MAINE). Frontis ENGRAVED PORTRAIT of Napoleon Bonaparte Wolfe with tissue. Square, bright and tight overall, inside and out. 

245.00

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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