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Towering Pines

By Green, Lt. Harold Everett

Boston: Meador Publishing. The Life of John Fox, Jr. CR 1943, 186 pages. Dark brown covers with gilt lettering, slight stains, overall good+ condition. A native Kentuckian, John Fox, Jr., was a great novelist and wrote about people of the mountains with their primitive quaint habits and living conditions. Written in the same manner as if he were writing his own autobiography. . First Edition. Hard Cover.


The Brownings - A Victorian Idyll

By Loth, David

Published by Brentano's, New York, MCMXXIX (1929) , CR 1929, 289 pages w/bibliography. Slight soil to brown covers with gold decorations, spine spotted. Inscription in ink on front endpaper. Illustrated endpapers. Back endpaper has the flap from dust jacket pasted in it. Overall good. Literature, History, Poetry, biography, Robert Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Browning.. Hard Cover.


Robert Louis Stevenson - How To Know Him

By Rice, Richard

Published by Bobbs Merrill, CR 1916 with 395 pages with index. Slight soil to covers otherwise good+. Ink inscription front endpapers, frontis is Stevenson. Literature. R.L.Stevenson. HARD COVER.


Isek Dinesen Blixen. The Work and Life of

By Henriksen, Aage

New York: St. Martins Press Translated by William Mishler, dust jacket and book very good condition. CR 1988, 197 pages. These essays include reminscenses from her friendship with the author and attempts to ellucidate Dinesen's powerful personality.. Stated first Edition. Hard Cover.


American Authors and Their Homes

By Halsey, Francis Whiting

Published by James Pott, NY, title date MCMI, CR 1898 to 1901, this is 2nd in 1901, 302 pages with index. Illustrated blue w/gold lettering and embossed design on front cover, all good+. Black and whi te photos. Personal descriptions and interviews with, to name but a few, John Burroughs, Henry Van Dyke, Frank Stockton, Hamilton Mabie, Thomas Bailey, Ernest Seton-Thompson, John Fiske, Thomas Nelson Page, Andrew Canegie, Edmund Stedman, Paul Leicester Ford, etc. Literature, Americana, History, Writing, authors,interviews, American authors.. Hard Cover.


The Story of My Boyhood and Youth

By Muir, John

Boston: Published by Houghton Mifflin, CR 1912, 1913, this is 8th in 1922, 294 pages with index. Green w/gold illustrated front cover and spine, top and bottom spine small tears, corners bumped, owner's name in ink o/w good. Illustrated from sketches by author. B&W photos. Natural history, naturalists, biography.. Hard Cover.