Here are 35 general New England titles that we have available and on the shelves in Walpole, New Hampshire on August 20, 2012.  Remember, ordering is easy from Ray Boas, Bookseller in Walpole, New Hampshire which is almost the geograpical center of New England.

1. Arr, E. H. (Ellen H. Rollins) (introduction by Gail Hamilton), NEW ENGLAND BYGONES - COUNTRY LIFE IN THE 1840'S, Berkshire Traveller Press, Stockbridge, MA, (1977), B&W illustrations, 243pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 092944463 First published in 1883., (Order No: 61834 ), $10.00

2. Blanchard, Fessenden S., GHOST TOWNS OF NEW ENGLAND: THEIR UPS AND DOWNS, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, 1960, B&W illustrations, 205pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), This is the story of New England ghost towns, once live and flourishing, but now inhabited by ghosts, often of a romantic and historic past., (Order No: 35254 ), $40.00

3. Cahill, Robert Ellis, NEW ENGLAND'S WITCHES AND WIZARDS - COLLECTIBLE CLASSIC NUMBER 1, Chandler-Smith Publishing, Peabody, MA, (1983), B&W illustrations, 48pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0916787001, (Order No: 53650 ), $4.00

4. Cook, Edward M., THE FATHERS OF THE TOWNS: LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNITY STRUCTURE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY NEW ENGLAND, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, Baltimore, MD, (1976), B&W tables, 275pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0801821495 Seeking to integrate recent literature on community life and on the political ethos in colonial New England, the author examines elite recruitment and community structure in the four New England colonies between 1700 and 1785., (Order No: 38212 ), $6.00

5. Eaton, Walter Prichard, NEW ENGLAND VISTA, W. A. Wilde Company, Boston, MA, (1930), frontis by Walter King Stone, 121pp, good++ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Impressions of our native scene by this noted son of the Berkshires, done into a charming gift volume for all lovers of New England., (Order No: 47929 ), $7.50

6. Eaton, Walter Prichard, ON YANKEE HILLTOPS, W. A. Wilde Company, Boston, MA, (1933), ill. by Edwin H. Lincoln, 128pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover), Contents include: Cellar-Holes; Falling Leaves; Wet Woods; FIreflies and Woodland Voices; The Geese Go By; November; Golden Hemlock; Sweets for Squirrels., (Order No: 48311 ), $7.00

7. Eisenmenger, Robert W., THE DYNAMICS OF GROWTH IN NEW ENGLAND'S ECONOMY, 1870-1964, Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT, (1967) 1st ed, 201pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), New England is an economic paradox. It has no significant natural resources other than scenery; its agricultural lands are sparse and its climate harsh; its geographical position and transportation connections are not favorable to the nation-wide distribution of manufactured goods. But it is traditionally a manufacturing center, and most of its workers earn their livelihoods in urban or urbanized surroundings., (Order No: 48655 ), $10.00

8. Feintuch, Burt and Watters, David H. (edited by); Hall, Donald (foreword by), THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NEW ENGLAND: THE CULTURE AND HISTORY OF AN AMERICAN REGION, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, (2005) 1st ptg, 1564pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300100272, (Order No: 56890 ), $30.00

9. Fennelly, Catherine (compiled and edited by), NEW ENGLAND CHARACTER AND CHARACTERS - AS SEEN BY CONTEMPORARIES, Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA, (1965) 2nd ed, B&W illustrations, 46pp, fine, wraps (softcover), New Englanders tended to look at themselves and their homeland somewhat differently from the way in which foreigners and natives of other regions looked at both., (Order No: 53648 ), $8.00

10. Gould, Mary Earle, WHEN WE WERE YOUNG, A. S. Barnes and Company, South Brunswick, NJ, (1969), ill. by Linda Sinecola, 297pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0498067815 These irresistibly appealing short articles originally appeared in Miss Gould's hometown paper, the Worcester, Massachusetts, Telegram. Some of them deal with household items--in the kitchen, in the parlor, and in milady's chamber; others concern themselves with life as it was once led--in the schools, in the homes, in the fields, and in the towns., (Order No: 18524 ), $17.50

11. Hall, David D.; and, Allen, David Grayson (editors), SEVENTEETH-CENTURY NEW ENGLAND: A CONFERENCE HELD BY THE COLONIAL SOCIETY OF MASSACHUSETTS JUNE 18 AND 19, 1982, Colonial Society of Mass., Boston, MA, 1984, 340pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Contains ten papers that were delivered at the conference., (Order No: 61316 ), $15.00

12. Haywood, Charles F., MINUTEMEN AND MARINERS - TRUE TALES OF NEW ENGLAND - ENGLARGED AND REVISED EDITION, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, (1967) rev ed, B&W illustrations, 277pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by the author, First published in 1963., (Order No: 49377 ), $7.50

13. Henderson, Helen W., A LOITERER IN NEW ENGLAND, George H. Doran Company, New York, (1919), B&W illustrations, 445pp, good, brown cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 41436 ), $5.00

14. Kupperman, Karen Ordahl (edited by), CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH: A SELECT EDITION OF HIS WRITINGS, Univ. of North Carolina Pr., Chapel Hill, NC, (1988), B&W illustrations, 290pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0807842087 An explorer and adventurer, Jamestown colonist John Smith was one of the most insightful and colorful writers to visit America in the colonial period., (Order No: 39641 ), $12.50

15. Lewontin, Timothy, PARSONS' MILL, Univ. Press of New England, Hanover, NH, (1989) 1st ptg, 184pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) bump top corner, ISBN 0874514797 "WANTED: SAWYER TO TRAAIN - HENRY PARSONS MILL" A delightful New England tale set against the backdrop of a small town in northern New England., (Order No: 48985 ), $6.00

16. Lockard, Duane, NEW ENGLAND STATE POLITICS, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1959, B&W tables and charts, 348pp, very good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 39861 ), $10.00

17. Ludlum, David (and the editors of Blair & Ketchum's Country Journal), THE COUNTRY JOURNAL NEW ENGLAND WEATHER BOOK, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA, 1976 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 148pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0395244021 This is a book all about weather in New England. It is also an unusual introduction to the subject of weather and its influence on our history and our daily lives., (Order No: 17600 ), $7.50

18. Morse, Jedidiah and Parish, Elijah, A COMPENDIOUS HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND DESIGNED FOR SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE FAMILIES, Thomas & Whipple, Newburyport, MA, 1809 2nd ed, no map as in some copies, 336pp, good+, full calf (hardcover), Printed byh Joseph Cushing, Printer, Amherst, NH. Second Edition with improvements by the authors. A map appears in some copies, but there is no evidence of a map ever having been in this copy. A very nice clean and tight copy., (Order No: 57767 ), $95.00

19. Munn, Charles Clark, POCKET ISLAND: A STORY OF COUNTRY LIFE IN NEW ENGLAND, The Abbey Press Publishers, New York, (1900), B&W illustrations, 185pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 46579 ), $10.00

20. Okrent, Daniel, THE WAY WE WERE: NEW ENGLAND THEN, NEW ENGLAND NOW, Grove Weidenfeld, New York, (1989) 1st ed, wonderful B&W photographs, 179pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1555843581 "A stunning visual and textual reflection on New England that reveals who we were, who we are, and what the great leap into modern age has cost us." These photographs capture the essence of New England's heritage., (Order No: 14915 ), $12.00

21. Parkman, Aubrey, ARMY ENGINEERS IN NEW ENGLAND 1775-1975, US Army Corps of Engineers, Waltham, MA, 1978, B&W illustrations, 319pp, very good+, red buckram cloth (hardcover), The Military and Civil Work of The Corps of Engineers in New England 1775-1975., (Order No: 40754 ), $14.50

22. Perrin, Noel and Breisch, Kenneth, MILLS AND FACTORIES OF NEW ENGLAND, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, (1988), color photographs, 108pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0810914484 Breisch recounts the history of what has been called "one of the most successful vernacular building types in the recent history of architecture," and Perrin explores the place of the mill in the New England landscape. Exquisite photographs of New England mills., (Order No: 36941 ), $17.50

23. Prince, Thomas, A CHRONOLOGICAL HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND IN THE FORM OF ANNALS, Cummings, Hilliard and Co., n.p., 1826, 439pp, very good, 3/4 leather, raised bands (hardcover) light edge wear, First published in 1736. "...Being a Summary and exact Account of the most material Transactions and Occurrence relating to this Country, in the order of Time wherein they happened, from the Discovery of Capt. Gosnold in 1602, to the Arrival of Governor Belcher, in 1730..." Clean, bright and tight copy. Wear to extemities of leather binding and raised bands, teg., (Order No: 40097 ), $275.00

24. Robinson, William F., COASTAL NEW ENGLAND: ITS LIFE AND PAST, The Wellfleet Press, Secaucus, NJ, (1989), 100 B&W and 20 color ill., 222pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1555214908 The one book for all those who love New England and the sea. A richly illustrated, comprehensive history of those who have lived here under the ocean's sway, in this region "peopled with witch-hanging Puritans, broad-shouldered whalemen, dignified sea captains, and recalcitrant Down Easters." Excellent notes and bibliography., (Order No: 14151 ), $8.50

25. Shurcliff, Arthur A., SECOND NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL, Riverside Press, Cambridge, MA, (1942), B&W illustrations, 135pp, very good, black cloth spine (hardcover), A collection of short essays about places and things in New England. Original glassine/tissue dustcover, some loss to paper spine label at top., (Order No: 25262 ), $20.00

26. Shurcliff, Arthur A., NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE MEN WALKING AND TALKING, The Old Corner Book Store, Boston, MA, 1948, B&W illustrations, 205pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), THE ANNALS OF A SOCIETY OF SAUNTERERS IN THE LATE HORSE AND CARRIAGE DAYS OF 1905-1906. New England College Men Walking and Talking In the Decade Which Came Before The Automobile Had Changed New England life In the Towns, Farms and Colleges., (Order No: 46370 ), $20.00

27. Smith, Chard Powers, YANKEES AND GOD, Hermitage House, New York, (1954) 1st ed, 528pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "A History of New England Culture and the Four Phases of Puritanism from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century.", (Order No: 37185 ), $5.00

28. Stomberg, John R. (edited and with an essay by), A CHANGING WORLD: NEW ENGLAND IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF VERNER REED 1950-1972, Commonwealth Editions, Beverly, MA, (2004), B&W illustrations, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1889833932 With a keen eye, Reed documents the people and places of New England., (Order No: 57320 ), $25.00

29. Taft, Lewis A., PROFILE OF OLD NEW ENGLAND: YANKEE LEGENDS, TALES, AND FOLKLORE, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, (1965), B&W illustrations, 271pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 61958 ), $8.00

30. Truettner, William H. and Stein, Roger B. (edited by) (with contributions by Dona Brown, Thomas Andrew Denenberg, et al), PICTURING OLD NEW ENGLAND: IMAGE AND MEMORY, National Museum of Amer. Art, Washington, D.C., (1999), B&W and color illustrations, 240pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0300079389 The essays in this volume explore works of art originating between the Civil War and World War II that depict New England, investigating the direct and indirect meanings in this imagery., (Order No: 39570 ), $15.00

31. Wagenknecht, Edward, A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF NEW ENGLAND, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1976), over 600 B&W ill., 342pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517523469 A suberb compendium of visual and narrative, bringing alive the excitement and vitality of New England., (Order No: 2975 ), $9.50

32. Wellington, Andrew, DEBORAH MOSES OR PEN PICTURES OF COLONIAL LIFE IN NEW ENGLAND, The Good Will Publishing Co., Concord, NH, (1915), B&W illustrations, 550pp, good+, blue cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 54634 ), $7.50

33. Wheelwright, Thea (text by), TRAVELS IN NEW ENGLAND - BASED ON TIMOTHY DWIGHT'S TRAVELS IN NEW ENGLAND AND NEW YORK, Bonanza Books, New York, (1989), photos by Katharine Knowles, 160pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover) small bump bottom, ISBN 0517690462 Over 150 B&W photographs. A reprint of the 1972 edition (Volume 1) by Barre Publishers., (Order No: 15366 ), $10.00

34. Wilson, Harold Fisher, THE HILL COUNTRY OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND: ITS SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY, 1790-1930, AMS Press, Inc., New York, 1967, B&W illustrations, 455pp, very good, black cloth (hardcover), First published in 1936. An admirable study in social and economic history, and a unique and valuable contribution to the history of American agriculture as well., (Order No: 52142 ), $60.00

35. Wood, Frederic J. (abridged with an introduction by Ronald Dale Karr), THE TURNPIKES OF NEW ENGLAND AND EVOLUTION OF THE SAME THROUGH ENGLAND, VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND - NEW EDITION OF THE 1919 CLASSIC, Branch Line Press, Pepperell, MA, (1997), B&W illustrations, 428pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0942147057 First published in 1919. "Turnpikes, as distinguished from the ordinary roads of the same time, were those on which gates barred the progress of the traveler, at which payments were demanded for the privilege of using the road. Such payment was called 'toll' and the gates were know as 'toll-gates.'" This abridgement has deleted footnotes and bibliographical references, and selectively cut in some chapters. A classic work!, (Order No: 45278 ), $12.50

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