Jewett, Sarah Orne (Author) & Bell, Michael Davitt (Editor). DEEPHAVEN, A COUNTRY DOCTOR, THE COUNTRY OF THE POINTED FIRS, DUNNET LANDING STORIES, SELECTED STORIES AND SKETCHES: NOVELS & STORIES. New York City, NY: Library Of America, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 950 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of the author's novels and short stories. The First Slipcased Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a Slipcased Edition for distribution to libraries and LOA subscribers only. None of the copies were sold to the public. The Slipcased Edition has the same ISBN as the regular trade edition. The Slipcased Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production: Regular-sized volume format. Text by Sarah Orne Jewett edited and annotated by Michael Davitt Bell. Cream hard board slipcase. Printed to absolutely the highest standards on acid-free paper, utilizing sewn binding, closely woven rayon cloth boards, satin bound-in ribbon marker, and a page layout that is both readable and elegant. The book is guaranteed to last for several generations of readers and collectors (despite frequent and regular use, the estimated life span of Library of America Editions is 1000 years; un-used, they will last forever). Without DJ, as issued. Re-presents, in one comprehensive and elegant volume, all of Sarah Orne Jewett's ground-breaking achievement, notably her masterpiece, "The Country of The Pointed Firs", one of the greatest American novels ever written. "Classics of American fiction, memorializing the traditions, manners, and dialect of Maine coast natives at the turn of the 20th century. In luminous evocations of their lives, Maine-born Jewett created startlingly real portraits of individual New Englanders and a warm, humorous, and compassionate vision of New England character" (Publisher's blurb). A "must-have" edition for Sarah Orne Jewett collectors. This edition is now highly collectible. The First Slipcased Edition was distributed to libraries and LOA subscribers only. None of the copies were sold to the public. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Library of America Slipcased Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LIBRARY OF AMERICA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0940450747. $100.00

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