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A Life

By: (Abbe, Robert) Lawrence, William

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Lafayette National Park Museum of the Stone Age Period: ca 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 155496

Condition: 14-page Pamphlet; light foxing, else VG+ in wraps. Frontispiece portrait of Abbe


Lafayette National Park was created in 1919 and renamed Acadia National Park in 1929. The Museum of the Stone Age People is now called The Abbe Museum. Rare View more info

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Mount Desert Island / Acadia National Park 1940

By: (Bar Harbor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce: 1940

Seller ID: 151056

Condition: VG+ in stapled wraps. Staples slightly rusty, stamp of "State of Maine Information Bureau, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y." on front cover


56 page booklet with lots of contemporary photographs including many of the businesses in the area. Includes "A Brief History of Mount Desert Island," "Things You Should Do in Acadia" (a list of 16 suggestions, "Suggested Motor Trips from Bar Harbor," "Birds, Fish and Animals of Acadia", an "Aeroplane View of Bar Harbor," "Town of Mount Desert," "Suggested Motor Trips from Northeast Harbor," and much more View more info

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The Pot and Kettle Club, Bar Harbor, Maine 1923 By-Laws

By: (Bar Harbor)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Philadellphia, The Dreka Co. (Printer): 1923

Seller ID: 153924

Condition: 6-3/4 X 5 inches, bound in red and black cloth covered boards with gilt club emblem, 26 pages. Faint ring stain on front cover (no doubt from a tempting beverage), else near fine


An exclusive "Gentlemen-Only" private club founded in 1899 in Hulls Cove, Maine. The by-laws were initially adopted in 1904 and ammended in 1909 and 1923. A rare piece of ephemera from Bar Harbor's golden age View more info

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The Bar Harbor Playhouse (opening performance, Aug, 1947)

By: (Bar Harbor) /Bar Harbor Playhouse

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Bar Harbor, Bar Harbor Playhouse: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 139437

Condition: VG+ in stapled wraps


Opening show for the Playhouse in August, 1947. "Springtime For Henry" starring Edward Everett Horton View more info

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Mt Desert in 1873: Portrayed in Crayon & Quill

By: (Mount Desert Island History)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Boston, J. R. Osgood & Co: (1873)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 139205

Condition: Better than VG hard cover (no Dust Jacket as issued) with worn corners and some rubbing to leather spine. Pages are free of any writing with tan pictorial boards


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The Cumulative Impact of Development on Mount Desert Island, Maine

By: (Mount Desert Island)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Southwest Harbor ME, The MDI League of Women Voters: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151206

Condition: Fine in stapled wraps


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Image for Memorial of Samuel de Champlain Who Discovered the Island of Mt. Desert Maine September 5, 1604

Memorial of Samuel de Champlain Who Discovered the Island of Mt. Desert Maine September 5, 1604

By: (Mount Desert Island)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 152886

Condition: Ornate bookplate and small blind stamp of the New Haven Historical Society; 10 pages with card cover, VG. Cover archivally repaired


Issued to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Champlain's visit. Frontispiece tipped in photograph of the Champlain Memorial on Mt. Desert Island and included is a list of subscribers who made the memorial possible in 1904. Rare View more info

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Letter From a Maine Island

By: A. H.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Seal Harbor, Maine, Penmaen Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 140069

Condition: Fine trade paperback


Eighty copies on Nideggen paper. Decorations by Phillip H. Heckscher printed from the original blocks View more info

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A Pocket Guide to the Carriage Roads of Acadia National Park

By: Abrell, Diana F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Camden ME, Down East Books: 1995

Seller ID: 157158

ISBN: 0892722924

Condition: VG+ in wraps. Crease to rear cover


"For Hikers, Bikers, Joggers, & Cross-Country Skiers." Illustrated and with maps by Bunny LeDouceur. Uncommon View more info

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Steam to the Summit: The Green Mountain Railway, Bar Harbor's Remarkable Cog Railroad

By: Bachelder, Peter Dow

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ellsworth, Maine, Breakwater Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 154084

ISBN: 0966483111

Condition: Trade paperback, new in wraps


Bygone days of Bar Harbor, Maine View more info

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A Souvenir of Bar Harbor and Mount Desert Island

By: Bar Harbor, Maine Souvenir

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Bar Harbor, Maine, W. H. Sherman: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 150131

Condition: VG in stapled wraps with small surface chips to top red layer of cover at spine. Pages are clean and free of writing. Price on rear cover, 25 cents


Filled with photographs and advertisements from Old Bar Harbor View more info

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Inventing Acadia: Artists and Tourists at Mount Desert

By: Belanger, Pamela J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Farnsworth Art Museum: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 150896

ISBN: 0918749093

Condition: Large trade paperback, near fine in wraps


Illustrated in color and black & white View more info

Image for Maine Cottages: Fred L. Savage and the Architecture of Mount Desert

Maine Cottages: Fred L. Savage and the Architecture of Mount Desert

By: Bryan, John M. Cheek, Richard (photographs by)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Princeton Architectural Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 150094

ISBN: 1568983174

Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket


Illustrated with archival drawings and photographs, both color and black & white View more info

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Wildfire Loose, The Week Maine Burned

By: Butler, Joyce

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Kennebunkport, Durrell: (1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 157820

ISBN: 911764216

Condition: Foxing to edges else VG+ in a VG+ Dust Jacket


In October 1947, Maine experienced the worst fire disaster in its history. Climaxing months of drought, fires raged across more than 200,000 acres, feeding on woods fields, and even the bone-dry earth. Nine communities were practically leveled and four others severely damaged. Includes extensive information on the Bar Harbor fire View more info

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The Redbook: Directory and Handbook, 2004

By: Chase, Cheryl Caughey

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Northeast Harbor, ME, self published: 2004

Edition: 89th Edition

Seller ID: 157550

Condition: As new in wraps, 3 1/4" wide x 6" long, 160 pages


Directory of the wealthy living in Northeast Harbor, Seal Harbor, Somesville, Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Maine and adjacent islands. Addresses and phone numbers included View more info

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The Rusticator's Journal: A collection of articles from the Journal of Friends of Acadia

By: Coffin, Tammis E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bar Harbor, Maine, Friends of Acadia: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 150894

ISBN: 0963769405

Condition: Trade paperback, new in wraps


Delightful mix of literature and art View more info

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The Native Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians of Mount Desert Island,Maine

By: Coman, Dale Rex

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bar Harbor, Maine, Parkman Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 153902

Condition: VG in wraps. Light stain along spine edge of front cover


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Who's Who at Newport and Bar Harbor

By: Dennis, Albert W.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Salem (MA), Salem Press: 1915

Seller ID: 150188

Condition: VG with light wear to corners


Lists the rich and famous residing in Newport, Jamestown, Narragansett Pier, Watch Hill, Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Seal Harbor, Northeast Harbor with photographs of many "cottages" in each location. Tipped in color ads for Dreicer & Co ("Jewels") of New York, L. P. Hollander & Co. (fashion) of Watch Hill & Bar Harbor and goldsmiths Bigelow, Kennard & Co. of Boston. Very scarce title View more info

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The Story of Acadia National Park

By: Dorr, George B.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bar Harbor, Acadia Publishing: 1997

Seller ID: 157696

ISBN: 0934745218

Condition: New trade paperback


The story of Acadia as told by the man chiefly responsible for its creation. Illustrated View more info

Image for Beyond Bar Harbor: Being a History, Memoir, and Walks of Mount Desert Island

Beyond Bar Harbor: Being a History, Memoir, and Walks of Mount Desert Island

By: Dresser, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thomas Dresser: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151058

Condition: Trade paperback, fine in wraps. Small owner's name on front endpaper


Illustrated View more info