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I Wanted to Write

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 150666

Condition: Bump to lower corners, VG+ in a VG Dust Jacket


"An intimate, entertaining account of how an author lives and works." Autobiography by the author of NORTHWEST PASSAGE View more info

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The Lively Lady

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $175.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 129936

Condition: VG+ copy in a VG+, price-clipped Dust Jacket that is from a slightly later printing. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page: "With the Best Wishes of Kenneth Roberts, Kennebunkport , Me., August 19, 1931." Previous owner has also penned his name nearby. First edition stated


Uncommon signed first edition. Basis for the 1952 20th Century Fox directed by Jean Negulesco and starring Dale Robertson & Anne Francis View more info

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The Lively Lady

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 157944

Condition: Several small stains to lower spine, good to VG in a VG later printing dust jacket. Stated first edition. SIGNED and inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Mr. and Mrs. Coert du Bois with the constant good wishes, seasonal and otherwise, of Kenneth Roberts. Porto Santo Stefano, Christmas, 1931"


By 1935 du Bois had been appointed American consul at Naples and was involved in a tragic incident reported around the world. On February 21 of that year his two daughters, Jane and Elizabeth, jumped to their deaths from a Hillman Airways de Havilland Dragon Rapide airliner from a height of 1500 feet. Each had been engaged to pilots killed in the crash of a Royal Airforce flying boat off the coast of Sicily the week before View more info

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Henry Gross and his Dowsing Rod

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 154804

Condition: Fine in a VG+, price-clipped Dust Jacket with shallow wear to spine extremities. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR and Henry Gross on the title page: "Inscribed for Mott Brown with best wishes, Kenneth Roberts and Henry Gross." First edition stated


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It Must Be Your Tonsils

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday, Doran: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 146798

Condition: An exceptionally fine, crisp copy in a very fine Dust Jacket


Illustrated by Paul Galdone View more info

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Northwest Passage

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Doran: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 157938

Condition: A VG+ copy with usual browning endpapers, in a VG original Dust Jacket missing a few tiny chips. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the title page. This is the first printing of the trade edition, preceded by the two-volume limited edition


Roberts's most celebrated historical novel of the American Colonial period, basis for the 1940 MGM film starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Young View more info

Oliver Wiswell

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 129282

Condition: Two volumes, near fine (issued without Dust Jackets), missing the slipcase. Number 544 of 1050 copies SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE AUTHOR


The American Revolution from the Loyalist point of view View more info

Northwest Passage

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $575.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Doran: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 129938

Condition: One of 1000 numbered copies (#980) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Two volumes, fine in VG Dust Jackets a bit browned on the spines in the publisher's good pictorial slipcase with wear along edges and split along one edge. Volume 2, the appendix, contains ancillary material, none of which was available in the regular trade edition


Roberts's most celebrated historical novel of the American Colonial period, the basis for a memorable film by MGM in 1940 View more info

Lydia Bailey

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 127572

Condition: One of 1050 numbered copies (#57) SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Near fine in a good slipcase. Includes an original typed manuscript page with the author's penciled corrections


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Lydia Bailey

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 122600

Condition: Light cover stain to lower extremities, VG in a VG Dust Jacket missing some small chips. Preceded by a limited edition


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Captain Caution

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 129860

Condition: Fine in a near fine Dust Jacket with a quarter inch closed tear at front flap fold. A very attractive copy


Novel of the War of 1812. Basis for the seldom seen 1940 Hal Roach film directed by Richard Wallace and starring Victor Mature, Louise Platt and Leo Carrillo View more info

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Autograph Letter Signed

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $375.00

Publisher: 1935

Seller ID: 152674

Condition: Two pages, on one folded sheet of plain stationery dated September 26th, 1935 to Paul Dwight Moody, President of Middlebury College. Near fine with some light browning and a faint crease caused by an additional fold


In which Roberts declaims having been accused, "even by my own countrymen, of harboring a bitter hatred of Oxford..." and informs Moody that his support "is far more soothing than any mixture in Mrs. Winslow's syrup-kettle." He continues that he has been "poring over maps of your section of the country, to say nothing of wearing out the roads, in an attempt to make sure of some of the activities of the late Major Robert Rogers." This was two years before the publication of NORTHWEST PASSAGE. Roberts received an honoray degree from Middlebury in 1938 View more info

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For Authors Only and Other Gloomy Essays

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 152634

Condition: A fine copy in a VG Dust Jacket. "First Edition" stated


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Captain Caution

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 120494

Condition: Fine in a VG+ Dust Jacket with a two inch closed tear at rear flap fold and light wear and soiling to spine


Novel of the War of 1812. Basis for the seldom seen 1940 Hal Roach film directed by Richard Wallace and starring Victor Mature, Louise Platt and Leo Carrillo View more info

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Trending Into Maine

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 152794

Condition: Owner's small signature on pastedown endpaper, a fine copy in a near fine Dust Jacket. First printing of the trade edition, preceded by a limited edition


Jacket and 14 interior color illustrations by N. C. Wyeth View more info

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For Authors Only and Other Gloomy Essays

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 139362

Condition: A VG copy (no Dust Jacket) in which the front hinge is broken for 3/4 of its length. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on the front endpaper: "Inscribed for Clarence Wheelwright, who knows we State of Mainers aint as gloomy as we look. With the affectionate regard of his friend Kenneth Roberts. Christmas, 1937." In addition, Roberts' personal bookplate is pasted to the front endpaper


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Autograph Letter Signed

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $200.00

Publisher: 1938

Seller ID: 152676

Condition: Two pages, on the author's Kennebunk Beach letterhead dated June 19th, [1938] to Paul Dwight Moody, President of Middlebury College. Near fine with some light browning and faint creases from having been folded


In which Roberts thanks "President Moody" for "a most enjoyable visit and a highly appreciated honor." He also mentions that "the Dunsany book ought to be along in a day or two." Roberts received an honoray degree from Middlebury in 1938 View more info

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The Lively Lady

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $300.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 136082

Condition: Just a hint of wear at the spine extremities, else a fine, crisp copy in a VG+ Dust Jacket with some very light soiling and missing some tiny nicks at spine extremities. No signature, bookplate or marks of any kind and the $2.50 price remains on the jacket flap. First printing jacket mentioning only ARUNDEL as a previous book


Colorful and striking dust jacket illustration by N. C. Wyeth. Basis for the 1952 20th Century Fox directed by Jean Negulesco and starring Dale Robertson & Anne Francis View more info

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Northwest Passage

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Doran: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 157408

Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket with some very light soiling. Preceded by a limited edition


Roberts's most celebrated historical novel of the American Colonial period, basis for the 1940 MGM film starring Spencer Tracy and Robert Young View more info

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Trending Into Maine

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 158780

Condition: A fine copy in a VG+ Dust Jacket with light wear to folds. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free endpaper. First trade edition, 4th printing (June, 1938) preceded by a limited edition


Jacket and color illustrations by N. C. Wyeth View more info