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1 Stuart, Jesse Beyond Dark Hills
New York McGraw-Hill 1972 0070622043 / 9780070622043 First Edition, First Printing Cloth 
Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in full black cloth. Both the spine and the front board are stamped in silver and gilt. Brown endpapers. Blue topstain. Octavo. 328pps., with six woodcuts by Ishmael. Light wear to the heel of the spine and a mild bump to the lower front tip. Some pages have crimps at their lower corners. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous owner's markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has light rubbing and wear to the extremities. Also, the spine is faintly sunned. No chips, soiling, or tears. The original price (6.95) is intact on the front flap. This issue includes a new introduction by the author. Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. 45-C 
Price: 45.00 USD
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2 Stuart, Jesse Clearing in the Sky & Other Stories
New York McGraw-Hill 1950 First Edition Cloth Rice, Stanley 
[1950]. Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in full brown cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. 262pps. There is light rubbing to the spine-ends, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; no apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has a slightly sunned spine and shallow chipping at the extremities; the original price is intact. An excellent, collector's-quality copy. ".In 'Clearing in the Sky,' Jesse Stuart -- poet, short-story writer, and novelist of the Kentucky hills -- presents twenty-one colorful, entertaining sagas of the backwoods country. Greenup County, the locale of the stories, is a sort of place where a good hound dog is worth more than an automobile and barn dances draw bigger crowds than movies. The mud roads of the section are impassable in spring, and an occasional wildcat still roams the woods. If a man is a shrewd horse trader and his tobacco leaves are large and golden, he is a hill-country success. Home in Greenup County is a one or two-room log shack, usually smaller than the barn. When a feud springs up in the district, the opposing families bury their dead at night so as to deprive the enemy clan of any satisfaction. The vigor of Jesse Stuart's prose, the authoritative ring of his dialogue, and the natural humor which lights up his philosophy make 'Clearing in the Sky' delightful and heart-warming reading." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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3 Stuart, Jesse Kentucky Is My Land
Ashland, Kentucky Economy Printers 1952 Cloth SIGNED by the Author
Author's Edition. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Fully bound in green cloth. The spine is stamped in silver. 95pps. There is a crease in the front pastedown (a slight production flaw) and the binding is slightly shaken, though sound, with slim separations between a couple of signatures (more a cosmetic than a structural issue): otherwise clean, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has light wear at the extremities; no other flaws of note. The original price is intact. SIGNED and generically inscribed by the author 'with all good wishes' on the ffep. ".'Kentucky Is My Land' is Jesse Stuart's fervent reaffirmation of his passionate love for the Kentucky land in which he grew up, with its flowers and trees and weathers, and its infinite seasonal variety. Mr. Stuart returns to many of the scenes of his boyhood of which he wrote so eloquently in 'Man With A Bull-Tongued Plow', now writing of them with overtones of his later life and more mature point of view. While much of the work included in 'Kentucky Is My Land' is frankly autobiographical, a great deal of it is objective. 'Kentucky Is My Land' comprises a collection of poems which will bring joy to the hearts of all true lovers of poetry." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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4 Stuart, Jesse Kentucky Is My Land
New York Dutton 1952 First Edition Cloth 
Very Good+ in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full russet-brown cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. 95pps. The top section of the ffep has been clipped off, presumably to divorce it from a previous owner's name or inscription (and quite effectively done). This is an unfortunate flaw as the rest of book is in excellent shape: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; no reading wear. The price-clipped dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has light edgewear, a bit of chipping at the spine-ends (does not affect lettering), and some sunning in the area of the spine. A considerable tear along the front gutter has been repaired and reinforced with non-acidic archival tape: there is no loss of material to this tear and the flaw is no longer apparent. Though the author was known to be terribly gracious and his pen was about as free as his spirit, this copy is, uncommonly, unsigned . ".Kentucky Is My Land is Jesse Stuart's fervent reaffirmation of his passionate love for the Kentucky land in which he grew up, with its flowers and trees and weathers, and its infinite seasonal variety. Mr. Stuart returns to many of the scenes of his boyhood of which he wrote so eloquently in Man With A Bull-Tongued Plow, now writing of them with overtones of his later life and more mature point of view. While much of the work included in Kentucky Is My Land is frankly autobiographical, a great deal of it is objective. Kentucky Is My Land comprises a collection of poems which will bring joy to the hearts of all true lovers of poetry." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Stuart, Jesse My Land Has A Voice
New York McGraw-Hill 1966 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
Good in a Near Fine dustjacket. Quarterbound in tan cloth with black and brown lettering. Blue-green boards reflective of the jacket's primary color. This volume is ex-library, with all the usual library markings. The text is clean. The binding is tight. The dustjacket, glossy in mylar and in excellent shape, has only minimal edgewear and yellowing; no chips or tears. The original price of $5.50 is yet intact on the front flap.

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Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Stuart, Jesse Tales from the Plum Grove Hills
New York Dutton 1946 First Edition Cloth 
Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Bound in full tan cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in brown. Octavo. 256pps. Stated First Edition. There is mild bumping to a couple of corners, otherwise clean, bright, square, and soundly bound. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has light wear; the original price (2.75) is intact. A very nice, collector's-quality copy. ".Jesse Stuart's honest, earthy writing about the southern hill folk he knows so well has made him on of America's foremost authors of fiction. Here are twenty of his best stories -- stories that spring from the pungent soil of Kentucky, told in his plain but highly colorful style. These are stories about his own and other families, death and funeral stories, religious stories, political stories, and boy stories, all packed with Kentucky characters of all sorts and sizes." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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7 Stuart, Jesse The World of Jesse Stuart: Selected Poems
New York McGraw-Hill 1975 0-07-062212-4 / 9780070622128 First Edition Hard Cover SIGNED by the Author
[1975]. Near Fine in a Very Good dustjacket. Bound in full tan cloth. Both the spine and the front panel are stamped in red. Octavo. Red topstain and endpapers. [xxvi] + 309pps., with a frontispiece by Woodi Ishmael. There is a faint bit of foxing in the area of the endpapers (only), otherwise Fine: clean, tight, square, and bright. No apparent reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The price-clipped dustjacket, glossy in a new mylar sleeve, has shallow chipping at the extremities and a slight tape-repair at the upper front tip. This is an association copy, SIGNED and inscribed thus on the ffep: 'To Jack, with love and Christmas greetings from Dadie and with best wishes from a close friend to your parents -- Jesse Stuart, Christmas 1975. Jack, this book has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.' Edited and with an Introduction by J. R. LeMaster.

"...Jesse Stuart began his writing career in the unsettled decade of the twenties. America had emerged from World War I restless and rootless. To some, technology offered light at the end of the tunnel. There was an impatient tide away from farms and into urban centers. But, as the editor of this collection notes, 'There have always been those in our midst who have doubted the wisdom of abandoning life on the land in favor of life in the city, of abandoning man's right relation to the land, his place in nature.' Jesse Stuart was one of these.
This collection recognizes that the poet's journey is through space as well as time. He is a fluid self, keeping a record of his ever-changing identity. At first, as seen here, he examines himself, then the life around him on his farm, then, in widening circles, Kentucky, Appalachia, all of America, the world. At last he seeks in the universe an encompassing brotherhood of man. The universal harmony he finds brings him back to his farm, where such harmony has always been..."


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Price: 100.00 USD
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