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NY, Dutton, (1976). Possible first printing of the first book in LaBastille's Woodswoman series, which chronicled four decades of living in a Vermont cabin that she built herself, inspired by Thoreau's Walden. Inscribed by the author: "To Dick Pendleton/ Merry Christmas! Anne LaBastille." Scarce signed, and just as scarce as a "first printing": it's possible that Dutton was experimenting with their indications of printings at about this time, and temporarily adopted the system used by Random House, of stating "First Edition" and adding a number line that begins with 2 (and then later dropping the "First Edition" to indicate subsequent printings). As evidence for this theory we point out that the number line appears to be centered (as it would not be had a "1" been dropped), as well as to the total lack (as far as we can tell) of copies that have a number line starting with 1. Minor foxing; a very good copy in a very good dust jacket with closed, jagged tears on the rear panel. [#034899] SOLD

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