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Countryman's Journal

by Derleth, August. Woodcuts By Grisha Dotzenko

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Published
1963
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1963. Illustrated with woodcuts by Grisha Dotzenko. This book is a narrative of the quintessential small town of America - its human comedy and tragedy, its intimate partnership with the country side, its enduring yet ever changing ways, friends, neighbors, fellow villagers with their foibles and quirks... In the background, yet irrevocably linked with… Read more
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The Cheechakoes

by Short, Wayne. Illustrated By Peter Parnell

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Published
1964
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
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$50.00

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New York: Random House, 1964. The true story of the remarkable adventures of an American family who moved to Alaska and lived like pioneers. Wayne Short tells not only the exciting story of how his family learned to cope with life in one of the wildest and most remote areas in America, but also how, working together, they came to… Read more
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First Person Rural . Essays of a Sometime Farmer

by Perrin, Noel

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Published
1979
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition,Third Printing
ISBN
9780879232320
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$30.00

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Boston: David R. Godine Publishers, 1979. Illustrated by Stephen Harvard. The essays are all concerned with country-ish things, and range from intensely practical to mildly literary. Transplanted from New York and now a Real Life Vermont Farmer, Noel Perrin candidly admits to hilarious early mistakes (In Search of The Perfect Fence Post), while presenting down-to-earth advice on such rural necessities… Read more
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Silton Seasons. From The Diary of A Countryman

by Symons R.D

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Published
1975
ISBN
9780385075299
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$25.00

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Toronto: Doubleday Canada Limited, 1975. Frontispiece is a full-page b/w drawing by R.D. Symons. In the timeless spirit of Thoreau's 'Walden', R.D. Symons has written a loving account of the virtues of a life spent close to the soil and a provocative commentary on the advantages of modern urban society. Symonds retired to Silton, Saskachewan to draw and write… Read more
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Complete Guide To Building Log Homes

by Burch, Monte. Drawings By Richard J. Meyer and Lloyd Birmingham

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1984
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780943822273
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$40.00

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New York: Popular Science / Outdoor Life Books, 1984. This all-inclusive guide shows you how to build with logs.... whether your goal is a modest cabin or a grand multi-gabled manor and whether you intend to fell your own trees or assemble numbered logs from kits. For the do-it-yourself tasks, the author takes you step-by-step through the options… Read more
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A Good House. Building A Life On The Land

by Manning, Richard

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Published
1993
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780802115034
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$16.50

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New York: Grove Press, 1993. Richard Manning set out to build an aesthetically pleasing and environmentally conscious house on a thirty-eight acre piece of land in the wilds of Western Montana. Combining the best qualities of Edward Abbey and Tracy Kidder, Manning entertains and informs in this affirmative book that not only points out a new aesthetic… Read more
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New England And Its Neighbors. ( American Highways And Byways)

by Johnson, Clifton

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First Edition
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$32.50

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New York: The MacMillan Company. MCMII (1902) 335 pp plus book ads. Book VG. Written and illustrated by Clifton Johnson, this book is primarily a study of the rural aspects of national life. In part, the author's introductory note reads ; " Wherever I go the characteristic and picturesque phases of the rural… Read more
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Living Up Country. A Pilgrim's Progress

by Mitchell, Don

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Published
1987
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition,Second Printing
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$17.50

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New Hampshire: Yankee Publishing Inc., 1987. Photo Dust Jacket. More hilarious adventures and misadventures on that hillside farm in Vermont from the author of "Moving Up Country". Gift inscription on ffep. A nice copy.. First Edition,Second Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Island Sojourn

by Arthur, Elizabeth

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First Edition
ISBN
9780060101565
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$22.50

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New York: Harper & Row, Publishers. (1980) Book VG+ in a VG- Dust Jacket. Author's first book. Inspired by a distaste for the materialism of city living and a faith in the idea of wilderness, in 1974 Liz Arthur and her husband, went to live on an island in a remote Canadian Lake. The Island lies in the… Read more
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It All Began With Daisy

by Jones, Sonia

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Gilt Edge Books
Published
1987
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780525245407
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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1987. A delightful true story of one couple's move from the city to the country and their unexpected multimillion-dollar success..the Peninsula Farm Yogurt. Sonia and Gordon Jones decided they'd had enough of the rat race of New York City, that it was time for them to try country living. They purchased a twenty-five acre seaside… Read more
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A Place In The Country. A Narrative on the Imperfect Art of Homesteading and the Value of Ignorance

by Matson, Peter H

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Published
1977
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$18.00

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New York: Random House, 1977. The author begins " A few years ago I thought I'd find a place to live removed from the influences of the city, a simple place to be with my children on weekends, where vegetables would grow and water came out of a well. Like many before me, I soon discovered that what I… Read more
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We Took To The Woods

by Rich, Louise Dickinson

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Published
1942
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Very Good
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New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1942. A true story of a Maine Family Robinson. Louise and her husband Ralph have a cabin in the heart of the Rangeley Lake Region of Maine. There is nothing at all on the hills but forest, and nobody lives there but deer and bear and wildcats. The lakes come down from the… Read more
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