1.ABBE, George.Dreamer's Clay.New York: Henry Holt and Company, (1940).
First Edition. John O'Hara Cosgrave II dustjacket art. New England set novel of village politics. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket with a vertical and horizontal crease to panels, chipped at spine ends.Item #23850
4.ABBOTT, Jane.Laughing Last.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., (1924).
Second Impression plug at half title. E. Corinne Pauli dustjacket art and illustrations. Romance novel of Provincetown, Cape Cod, "including the capture of a band of ultra modern pirates". Intended for young adults. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some small chips and stains, modest wear.Item #27276
5.ABBOTT, Jane.Martha the Seventh.Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1926.
First Edition (presumably - no printing statement). Ralph Pallen Coleman dustjacket art and illustrations. Vermont set novel of how a young woman's fortune changes when she meets a gypsy caravan. Uncommon. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, minor loss at spine ends.Item #27659
6.ADAMS, Samuel Hopkins.The Secret of Lonesome Cove.Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., (1912).
First Edition. Frank E. Schoonover illustrations. Rare Hubin listed murder mystery set on the New England seacoast and featuring detective Professor Chester Kent. Includes elements of astrology and spiritualism. Extremely rare in original publisher dustjacket with wraparound artwork. Very Good or Near Fine with few small light stains at rear cover, in Very Good dustjacket, fairly shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners, top rear panel with few inch closed tear and accompanying creases, flap edges with surface wear.Item #17370
8.BACHELLER, Irving.A Candle in the Wilderness.Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill Company, 1930.
First Edition. N. C. Wyeth dustjacket art. Bacheller's historical adventure novel of colonial New England. Colorful Wyeth dustjacket illustration of a sinister looking pilgrim and adventurers. Very Good in nearly Very Good dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends and flap corners, soiling at spine.Item #24187
First Edition. Lester Ralph dustjacket art. Novel of the events surrounding a New England Christmas. Near Fine in Very Good plus scarce dustjacket, few small chips at spine ends, some creases at spine, cm chip lower front panel. .Item #6626
10.BALDWIN, Faith.Those Difficult Years.Boston: Small, Maynard and Co., (1925).
First Edition. Nana B. Rollins dustjacket art. New England set romance of a young married couple. [Smith's American Fiction] Uncommon early title. Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, chipped at top spine end, some wear to flap edges.Item #29743
12.BASSETT, Sara Ware.Flood Tide.Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1921.
First Edition. M. L. Greer dustjacket art and frontispiece. Cape Cod set romance novel of a young man who invents a device to keep seaweed from catching in the propeller's of motor boats. Near Fine, publisher's complimentary bookplate at front pastedown, in Very Good plus dustjacket, small chip at top front panel.Item #21299
14.BASSETT, Sara Ware.The Taming Of Zenas Henry.New York: George H. Doran and Co., (1915).
First Edition. Jacobs dustjacket art. Romance novel set on Cape Cod. Basis for the 1935 Black and White film entitled Captain Hurricane and starring James Barton and Helen Westley. Near Fine with inscription to half title in Very Good plus dustjacket with front flap and spine edge wear and very mild foxing to front panel. Scarce.Item #12969
15.BLODGETT, Ruth.Birds Got to Fly, A Novel in Six Parts.New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., (1929).
First Edition. "Young and self-confident, Rosanne is transplanted from her native New York to New England. She has married into the Porter family, and with good-natured curiosity she examines her new relatives, sound New England stock from north of Boston, whose reliability and well-being are explained by the family shoe factory, founded by 'Gran' Porter in the early days. But their stiff-necked ways are not her ways; and after the first shattering ecstasy of her love for Alec has subsided, she decides to do something about it. Too late the Porter family realize what is going to happen; helplessly, they stand and watch.". Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket.Item #32892
16.BLODGETT, Ruth.Down-East Duchess.New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1939).
First Edition. Novel of the radiant and unconventional Duchess of Pontignac and the struggles of acceptance into the traditional New England town of Peaceport. Very Good with small marking on front inside cover and endpage, in a Good dustjacket with 4-5 inch closed tear to spine edge, some chipping to spine ends and top edges, dime-sized abrasion to upper right front panel, and tears to front flap edge.Item #17531
17.BLODGETT, Ruth.Wind from the Sea.New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., (1930).
First Edition. Beth Krebs Morris dustjacket art. Miriam Dickerman of faded Boston gentility and New England reserve must choose between two men, one who views her as zestful and courageous, and the other as a woman restrained by generations of convention worshippers. Near Fine but for some cloth discoloration, in Very Good dustjacket, chip at top spine end, some nicks at edges.Item #32314
18.BRACE, Gerald Warner.The Islands.New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1936).
First Edition. P. K. dustjacket art. "The story of a 'downeaster' in contact with modern society." Young man goes to Harvard and lives the city life, but longs to return to Maine. Scarce first book by this New England author who taught creative writing at Boston University. Near Fine but for soiling to top page edge, in Very Good dustjacket, nicked at spine ends, very lightly faded at spine.Item #25059
19.BRUSH, Katharine.The Boy From Maine.New York: Farrar and Rinehart, (1942).
First Edition. Uncommon Maine set romance novel. "The roar and the glitter and the excitement of the twenties, the night clubs, the speakeasies, the easy money". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket.Item #26116
21.CARROLL, Gladys Hasty.As the Earth Turns.New York: The MacMillan company, 1934.
Later Printing. Peers dustjacket art. Signed by cast from a production done in Emery's Bridge, Maine. Novel of a family of New England farmers. Very Good in a Good dustjacket with inch tear and creasing to top rear panel, inch-deep tear to top spine end, shallow chipping to lower edges and top front edge and spine ends, some discoloration to spine.Item #17872
22.CAUFFMAN, Stanley Hart.The Witchfinders.Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Co., 1934.
First Edition. Bleiler title and story of Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder General of England who terrorizes 17th Century England with extortion, theft, torture and murder. Near Fine in Good only dustjacket, chipped at spine ends and flap corners, top edge of rear panel chipped half inch deep, scotch tape repairs to tears at verso.Item #24144
23.CHASE, Daniel.Backfire, A Novel of New England.Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., (1931).
First Edition. Carl W. Bertsch dustjacket art. Judging from the dustjacket illustration of a man shooting a gun at someone in an auto accident, this is a novel of some intrigue, but is not listed in Hubin. The jacket copy reads: "Feeling himself set apart by his affliction Chan took the devious back road and entered the most dangerous game of this queer time of ours". Perhaps a reference to rum-running during prohibition. Near Fine in near Very Good dustjacket, shallow spine end chipping and wear, partial split at front flap edge.Item #20437
24.CHASE, Mary Ellen SIGNED.Silas Crockett.New York: The Macmillan Co., 1935.
Third Printing, month after First Edition. Signed by author underneath her name on title page. Novel of a four generation sea fairing family set in New England. Near Fine in Very Good plus dustjacket with light chipping to spine ends, dime size chip to top front corner, and general edge wear.Item #14234
First Edition. Illustrated by Florence Scovel Shinn. Popular historical novel in its day, the story of mid-19th Century New England politics and a man's quest for power and his Tammany like grip on state and commerce. Only a woman knows the secret to his undoing. Very scarce in original printed dustjacket. Near Fine in attractive Very Good dustjacket, top spine end with few centimeter sized chip, closed tear at top rear panel.Item #21139