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Up-Country Letters Fine and Rare Books is an internet rare bookselling concern operated in Gardnerville, Nevada, USA, by Mark Stirling. We specialize in Nineteenth Century American and English Literature, particularly American Renaissance and Transcendental Literature, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. We also maintain an inventory of general rare and fine antiquarian books and manuscripts, first editions, natural history (especially birding) books, and archaeological books and monographs.

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eList: Andrews Norton. Unitarian, Scholar, Polemicist. 


eList Two: D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Father and Son, individually priced.


eList One: D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, Father and Son, in two lots:



Catalogue Twenty-Eight, Literature and Americana.

        Click here: http://www.upcole.com/home//cat28.pdf    

Catalogue Twenty-Seven, Autographs.  

  Click here:  http://www.upcole.com/home//cat27.pdf

Catalogue Twenty-Six, Scraps Pictorial, Curious and Amusing

     Click here: http://www.upcole.com/home//cat26.pdf

Catalogue Twenty-Five, The Best Half of the Human Race -   

  Click here: http://www.upcole.com/home//best%20half%201-10%20pdf.pdf          

Catalogue Twenty-Four, Angel in the House - 

  Click here: http://www.upcole.com/home/cat24.pdf

Featured item:




Winter, Elizabeth Campbell. Original Portrait Miniature. Signed "E.A. Pack, Stippler, 1914. William Winter (1836-1917) spent almost 40 years as drama critic at the New York Tribune. He published many books of poetry, criticism, and memoirs of his life and travels. He  married Elizabeth Campbell in 1860. Using the pseudonym Isabella Castelar, she published The Spanish Treasure, a novel, in 1893. This portrait portrays her at about the time of her marriage (from a sticker on the back of the frame). It comes from a descendant, Robert Young (1927-2008), who wrote a biography of Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle (1994).   The bulk of the Winter family papers (47 boxes) reside at the Folger Shakespeare Library. About 2 3/8 by 2 7/8 inches, in a black frame 5 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches. A lovely original portrait miniature.    $350














































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