Good- in Fair jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Very little wear, bright but stains on rear cvr., top edge foxed. Innards clean & tight, name on FFEP. Jacket is quite chipped + torn, stained on rear. Door to door salesman's tales in New England around the turn of the century. 236 pp.
Line, Clifton (Jacket illustration by). Very good in fair dust jacket. Jacket pieces neatly placed inside. Book cover has small puncture wound, front. Red cloth over boards. 236 p. 21 cm. New England Reminiscences by Maine-based author of "Yankee Storekeeper", which is what R.E. Gould became after his horse and buggy peddling days recalled in this volume, and told with wit.
G. Author recounts his life on the road before he settled down to country storekeeper. The Knights of the Grip band of traveling. Men, slick men who wore pressed suits and never seemed to do a lick of work, who made ten times as much as the average hard-working Maine farmer and had more fun. He took off to the Topsham County Fair to sell the Buckeye Mowing Machine. Yankee Drummer brings back the horse-and-buggy days of selling. Owner name front endpaper, DJ falps glued to front endpapers, binding slightly faded at edges.
Good. 12mo = 7-9" 236pp. Red cloth covers with black lettering and decoration. White staining along front and back edges apparently due to moisture. Bumped top/bottom spine edges and corners. Faint moth ball smell.
Hard Cover. Good/Good. First Edition. Signed by Author. YANKEE DRUMMER by R.E. Gould, 1947, Whittlesey House, NY. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Red cloth hardcover with black lettering on spine. A small amount of foxing on cover, overall good condition. Dust jacket faded on spine and has chips. 236 pages text clean and tight. Down to earth humor of life experiences on the road as a traveling salesman in Ne w England at the turn of the century.
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