B&W photographs. Good. No dust jacket. Photo depicts actual copy for sale. Good to v. good condition. Pg. 15 has a newspaper poem which caused a little discoloration on that pg only. Topics about plank bridges, baked beans, banking the house.. 112 p. Mr. Pearson wrote for the editorial pg. of NY Times for many years. These 75 essays are taken from them on country living.
Very Good- in Poor jacket. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Edge and corner wear to the dj, scuffed and scratched, heavy chipping, missing portions from the top and base of the front of the dj and from the top in the rear as well, corners are lightly bumped and rubbed, some light shelf wear, former owner's name and a date in ink on the ffep, overall a clean used first edition (stated)! Tan cloth with a green tree on the front cover and spine. Gilt lettering on the spine. Dj is nicely preserved in a brand new protective mylar plastic cover! 112 very clean unmarked and uncreased historical pages nicely enhanced by black and white photographs! "There is the flavor of maple syrup, 'the purest confection of nature. ' There is the delicate flavor of fresh, thick yellow cream, of newly churned butter, of trout just caught, of cornbread and apple butter. There are scents, too, inseparable from country air, strangers to any city. The frangrance of a stand of pine, the smell of plowed earth, the reek of a kerosene lantern, the mingled odor of manure and sweet hay in a barn..."
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Very Good+/Good+ plus Dj, design on front cover (a green tree) has the paint rubbed off in a few tiny spots, otherwise the binding is tight, leaves clean, Dj has chips along top, inch-long tear at the middle of the top front cover.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket. A nice copy in tan boards with inked impressions on covers and spine. Signed and dated by the author on the front endpaper, and showing light shelf wear only.; Signed by Author.
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