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17149. Nordhoff, Charles. Cape Cod and All Along Shore: Stories. New York, 1868

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17149. Nordhoff, Charles. Cape Cod and All Along Shore: Stories. New York, 1868

17149. Nordhoff, Charles. Cape Cod and All Along Shore: Stories. Harper & Brothers, New York, 1868. 1st. 235p. Brown beveled cloth. A collection of seven short stories by the author, previously published in Harper’s Magazine and Atlantic Monthly. One interesting story is ”Mehetabel Rogers’s Cranberry Swamp, which takes place at Nauset Lights in Eastham as Keeper Rogers aunt, Mehetabel Rogers, tries to convince stubborn fishermen to invest in a radical agricultural scheme of turning marshes into cranberry bogs. This is a tale about the changing times on Cape Cod and how Cape Cod communities, now thriving in their coastal workspaces, survived Cape Cod’s interrelated ecological, economic, and social challenges. Other stories include: Captain Tom: a resurrection; What is best?; A struggle for life; Elkanah Brewster’s temptation; One pair of blue eyes; Maud Elbert’s love match. A handsome copy bound in publisher’s brown cloth covers with gilt letters on spine cover. Beveled edges. Four pages of advertisements. Brown end papers. Varying light and medium wear to some few edges. Corners bumped a bit. Ink signature and 1868 date on front end paper. Minor foxing internally. Otherwise, a wonderful old first edition that looks terrific. Overall good condition. Good Cape Cod reading. (VG-). $68.