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The Library of Early Maine Literature is a scholarly imprint of the University of Maine at Machias Press. The mission of the series is to reissue rare and important works of Maine literature written before 1900 in beautiful, high quality editions that contain full supporting materials. These materials include critical introductions as well as notes and other forms of documentation. The Library of Early Maine Literature is overseen by an Editorial Review Board and operated by the English, Creative Writing, and Book Arts Program at the University of Maine at Machias.

Founded in 2010, the Library of Early Maine Literature has already published a documentary history entitled The Nelly Butler Hauntings as well as a critical edition of Sally Wood's early gothic novel, Julia and the Illuminated Baron. The goal of the Press is to reissue at least one work of Maine literature every two years.

UMM students, working closely with the faculty, produce a special initial edition of the titles.  Once these books are sold, the books are printed beyond campus and sold through Amazon and other fine bookstores.

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