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Trending Into Maine
1938. The farther we went, the more pleasing it was to every man, Alluring us still with expectation of better"[WYETH, N.C., illustrator]. ROBERTS, Kenneth. Trending Into Maine. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1938. Arundel [First] Edition. Limited to 1,075 copies signed by the author and the illustrator. Quarto ( 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches; 242 x 170 mm.). [xx], 394, [1], [3, blank] pp. Fourteen color plates. With an extra suite of the plates in the original blue printed envelope. Original cream buckram over blue cloth boards, dark blue morocco spine label lettered in gilt, top edge trimmed, others uncut, color printed pictorial endpapers. Original plain paper dust jacket (slightly browned on spine) housed in the original light blue slip case with printed label on spine with matching limitation number. A very fine copy, complete with the extra suite of plates."Our Captaine discovered up a great river, trending alongst the Maine about forty miles… the beauty and goodness whereof I cannot by relation sufficiently demonstrate… As we passed with a gentle wind up with our ship in this River, any man may conceive with what admiration we all consented in joy… The farther we went, the more pleasing it was to every man, alluring us still with expectation of better." (James Rosier, Account of a 1605 Expedition to America).Allen and Allen, p. 216; Dykes, Wyeth, 290.
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