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THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE

...FOR ALL CLASSES: WITH FAMILIAR ILLUSTRATIONS. EMBRACING CHEMISTRY; MECHANICS; ARTS and MANUFACTURES; DOMESTIC SCIENCE; ORIGINS and ANTIQUITIES; SPORTS and PASTIMES; CURIOUS CUSTOMS; QUADRUPEDS; BIRDS; FISHES; WORMS; INSECTS, ETC.- 1853- S. Andrus & Son., Hartford- 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 spine; binding and text are generally neat, clean and solid, GOOD+ or better, with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. Just light wear. A beautifully preserved copy of THE BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE, FOR ALL CLASSES: WITH FAMILIAR ILLUSTRATIONS. EMBRACING CHEMISTRY; MECHANICS; ARTS and MANUFACTURES; DOMESTIC SCIENCE; ORIGINS and ANTIQUITIES; SPORTS and PASTIMES; CURIOUS CUSTOMS; QUADRUPEDS; BIRDS; FISHES; WORMS; INSECTS, ETC. published in 1853.

39.95

LARS PORSENA or The Future of SWEARING and IMPROPER LANGUAGE

LARS PORSENA or The Future of SWEARING and IMPROPER LANGUAGE, by Robert Graves- 1927- E. P. Dutton, New York- FIRST AMERICAN EDITION (just the 1927 date on copyright page)- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT a reprint edition- BINDING is ORIGINAL red cloth HARDCOVER with black titles on PAPER LABELS on cover and spine in VG- condition (spine label with edge-wear); binding and text are generally neat. clean and solid, VG with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. Just light wear and normal 'age-coloration'. Overall, a nice, SOLID COLLECTOR COPY of the fairly UNCOMMON FIRST AMERICAN EDITION... Small volume of 77 pages.

29.95

JANE EYRE
Bronte, Charlotte
- Circa 1847- Rand, McNally & Company, Chicago and New York- 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 blue cloth HARDCOVER with gold titles and elaborate decoration on spine; binding and text are generally neat, clean and solid, GOOD+ or better, with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. Just light wear. GOLD GILT top edge. 480 pp. A beautiful, vintage copy of the CLASSIC "JANE EYRE," by CHARLOTTE BRONTE.

124.95

THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY: A Nightmare
Chesterton, G. K.
THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY: A Nightmare, by G. K. Chesterton- 1935- Dodd, Mead & Company, New York- REPRINT EDITION- This is NOT an ex-library book- BINDING is light-blue cloth hardcover with titles in dark blue on cover and spine; binding and text are VERY neat, clean and solid, VG+ or better with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. The ORIGINAL printed DUST JACKET is also very neat, clean and bright, VG+ in new archival protector. Overall, an EXCELLENT COLLECTOR COPY of this SURREAL MASTERPIECE and METAPHYSICAL THRILLER written by G. K. CHESTERTON originally published in 1908... 'that centers on SEVEN ANARCHISTS in early 1900s London who CALL THEMSELVES by the names of THE DAYS OF THE WEEK. Chesterton explores the meanings of their DISGUISED IDENTITIES in what is a FASCINATING MYSTERY and, ultimately, a SPELLBINDING ALLEGORY... The REAL CHARACTERS are THE IDEAS...' 192 pages. ($19.95)


19.95

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

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

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

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

THE BATTLESHIP INDIANA: And Her Part in the Spanish American War
Taylor, Captain Henry Clay
- 1899- This is NOT an ex-library book and it is NOT an e-book- This is the ORIGINAL; a real book in the original vintage binding- From a REAL, INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE- BINDING is grey cloth HARDCOVER with gold titles on cover and spine; binding and text are generally neat, clean and solid, GOOD, with NO extraneous writings or bookplates. Some light wear. ILLUSTRATED. 145 pp. B&W PHOTOGRAPHS. Illustrated. Illustrations include: THE UNITED STATES BATTLESHIP INDIANA, and more.


89.95

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

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





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