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1 (Allen, James Lane). Townsend, John Wilson JAMES LANE ALLEN
Louisville, Kentucky: Courier-Journal Job Printing Company, 1927. First edition, limited to 100 numbered copies SIGNED by Townsend. Hardcover. A few small bumps to lower edges, general wear and age-darkening to the covers, else very good plus in gilt-stamped green cloth over printed boards. Printed on Alexandra Japan cream deckle-edge paper. With tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Allen. 
A volume of correspondence between Townsend and Allen, and other biographical material concerning the important Kentucky author. Illustrated with a drawing by Orson Lowell for Allen's CHOIR INVISIBLE, and a facsimile letter. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 (Stuart, Jesse). Foster, Ruel E. JESSE STUART
New York: Twayne Publishers, Inc., (1968). 0805707042 / 9780805707045 First edition. Twayne United States Author Series #140. Hardcover. About near fine: light wear to the covers, fading to the blue endpapers, very mildly bumped corner tips, penned addition to the Chronology on page 15; in a lightly worn and age-toned dust jacket. 
Scarce critical study of the life and works of the popular regional author, including sections on his autobiographical writings, poetry, short stories, and novels. 168 pages, chronology, notes and references, selected bibliography, and an index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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3 Arnow, Harriette THE DOLLMAKER
New York: Macmillan, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Foxing to covers and page edges, else very good in worn and slightly chipped dust jacket. 
Basis for the Jane Fonda film. A Kentucky hills woman moves to a government housing project in Detroit with her family. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 Burman, Ben Lucien THE SIGN OF THE PRAYING TIGER
(New York): The New American Library, (1966). First edition. Hardcover. Near fine in dust jacket with several tiny edge nicks and tears. 
SIGNED with all best wishes by the author. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Giles, Janice Holt 40 ACRES AND NO MULE
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very good in shelfworn dust jacket with slightly faded spine, short edge tears, very shallow edge chipping, and a sticker removal scar on the rear panel. 
First printing of the second edition with a new prologue by the author. This autobiography is about settling in the Kentucky hills of Appalachia after living in the city. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Giles, Janice Holt THE LAND BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Her fourth novel of the Kentucky frontier tells the story of the Spanish Conspiracy, General Wilkinson's attempt to detach Kentucky from the United States and make it a nucleus of a western empire. A spectacular copy of a VERY RARE book. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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7 Landis, Jill Marie MAGNOLIA CREEK
New York: Ballantine Books, (2002). 0345440412 / 9780345440419 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid into a separate promotional folder. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
After hearing false news of her recent husband's death in the civil war, the young widow returns to Kentucky and begins a new life. After the civil war ends, the "widow's" husband returns and a difficult and forgiving love story begins. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 MacKaye, Percy WEATHERGOOSE - WOO!
New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1929. First edition. Hardcover. Corners bumped, else very good with shelfworn and slightly chipped dust jacket with browned spine panel. 
Woodcut illustrations by Arvia MacKaye. Kentucky Mountain folk. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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9 Rice, Cale Young EARLY REAPING
New York & London: The Century Co., (1929). First edition. Hardcover. A fine fresh copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt; in an illustrated dust jacket with some age-toning, especially to spine panel, and some very minor wear to the edges. A superb example, book and jacket! 
Novel "on the theme of heredity and mismatching," fourth prose work from the Kentucky poet, husband and frequent collaborator of Alice Caldwell Hegan (MRS. WIGGS OF THE CABBAGE PATCH). Hegan died in 1942 and Rice committed suicide a year later. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Roberts, Elizabeth Madox SONG IN THE MEADOW: Poems
New York: The Viking Press, 1940. First edition: deluxe, limited issue, #94 of 150 numbered copies, SIGNED by the author. Only 135 were offered for sale. Hardcover. Owner's discreet address label to rear pastedown, a few dots of foxing to the page edges, else fine, in green cloth with gilt spine lettering, satin ribbon marker; in glassine wrapper, yellowed, chipped and split; near fine slipcase with spine label. 
Sweet copy of this late poetry collection from the important Kentucky-born novelist, poet, and short story writer; interior fresh and bright, many pages uncut. Roberts died in 1941. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 Stuart, Jane YELLOWHAWK
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1973). 0070621969 / 9780070621961 First edition. Hardcover. Mild shelfwear, tiny dot of stain to upper page edges, covers a trifle splayed, else near fine; in price-clipped illustrated dust jacket with a nick to spine crown, vertical crease to front flap, and minor wear and age-toning to the extremities. 
The story of a first-year teacher at an elementary school in eastern Kentucky is the first novel by the daughter of celebrated Appalachian author, Jesse Stuart. The front free endpaper of this copy SIGNED by the author with the salutation, "Best Wishes." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Stuart, Jesse 32 VOTES BEFORE BREAKFAST: Politics At The Grass Roots, As Seen In Short Stories By Jesse Stuart
New York: McGraw-Hill, (1974). 07062299X First edition. Hardcover. Faint tape stains on the covers with a large glue stain on the front endpaper and small tape stains to endpapers else very good plus; in a fine dust jacket. 

Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Stuart, Jesse BEYOND DARK HILLS: A Personal Story
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1938. First edition. Six black-and-white illustrations by Ishmael. Hardcover. Very good plus: owner's name to front pastedown, mild foxing to page edges and endpapers, light rubbing and hint of fading to spine, minor shelfwear; bound in pebbled green cloth with gilt scenic device to spine, gilt title to cover; lacking dust jacket. 
Originally written as a term paper while Stuart was attending Vanderbilt University in 1932, this autobiographical work about his childhood in Kentucky was his first full-length prose work and was a key in his development as a writer. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 Stuart, Jesse MR. GALLION'S SCHOOL
New York: McGraw-Hill, (1967). Second printing. Hardcover. Tape shadows to the covers and a small address label on the front endpaper with a very slight glue stain to rear endpaper else near fine in a nice dust jacket. 

Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Stuart, Jesse TAPS FOR PRIVATE TUSSIE
New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1943. First edition. In full terra-cotta cloth, lettered in black to front cover and spine; in pictorial dust jacket with artwork by Ishmael. Hardcover. Very good plus: lightly bumped corner tips, owner's discreet signature to front free endsheet, mild fading to upper corner of rear cover, faint soiling to page edges; dust jacket shows shallow chipping at spine ends, rubbing, nicking, short edge tears. 
One of Stuart's most popular novels begins with the burial of the Tussie's soldier son who has been killed in World War II, but whose G.I. insurance money allows the family to move into the nicest house in town. Thomas Jefferson Southern Award-winner. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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16 Stuart, Jesse THE THREAD THAT RUNS SO TRUE
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. B0006AS100 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Dampstain to upper rear cover, wear, bumps, owner's bookplate, stickers, and inked date to front endpapers, bookplate to half-title, thus very good minus; good only jacket: nicks, tears, rubbing, separation at folds, holiday sticker to flap, browning. 
The autobiographical story of Stuart's years as the teacher in a one-room school house in the Kentucky hills. The President of the National Education Association in 1949 described the work as "the best book on education written in the last fifty years." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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