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Art, Poetry & Music (1) · Autobiography, Biography, Memoir (1) · Childrens Books (5) · Classics (0) · Fiction (1)
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Art, Poetry and Music


1929
OBJECT
DRAWING

By
RUTH MERINGTON M.A.
Columbia University, New York University
Illustrations by the Author
About the Book: The Table of Contents is as follows:
PREFACE · LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS · CHAPTER I · Lines and Surfaces and Their Relationships · CHAPTER II · Principles of Mechanical Drawing · CHAPTER III · Linear Prespective - Definitions · CHAPTER IV · Principles of Perspective · CHAPTER V · Rules for Lines · CHAPTER VI · Rules for Surfaces · CHAPTER VII · Formulae · CHAPTER VIII · General Observations · CHAPTER IX · Rectangles - Circles · CHAPTER X · Special Points · CHAPTER XI · Suggestions · CHAPTER XII · The Type Solids - Objects Based on Their Forms · CHAPTER XIII · Mechanical Perspective
Publisher: BRIDGMAN PUBLISHERS
Pelham, New York
Copyright: August 1929
Published Aug. 1929
As the copyright and Publishing date shows, this is a First Edition
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound. There is no dust jacket. 8 3/4" x 5 1/2" and consisting of 63 pages.
Condition: Good read condition. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book. There are however 16 pages that have been catearred and straightened, but the creases remain. The cover has some wear and rubbing to the corners and the top and bottom of the spine. The pages are secure in the binding.
A nice book for anyone that wants to learn to draw, loves to draw or collects books.
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Autobiography, Biography, Memoir


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CLARA SCHUMANN
A DEDICATED SPIRIT

JOAN CHISSELL
Front jacket design by Polly Dawes based on the Portrait of Clara Schumann in 1878 by Franz von Lenbach This book contains eight pages of photographic illustrations.
About the Book: In this major biography, the first in many years, Clara Schumann emerges not only as one of the most accomplished pianists of her day, but also as an important influence in the development of nineteenth-century music.

With the aid of Clara Schumann's copious diaries, as well as letters written by and to her, Joan Chissell, a noted music writer and critic, presents to us the fascinating and independent woman Clara Schumann actually was. Clara's early musical training by her strong-minded father, Friedrich Wieck, led to a career first as an infant prodigy and later as a widely acclaimed artist in her teens. Her love for the young Robert Schumann initiated a long and bitter struggle to overcome her father's fanatical opposition to the marriage. Yet even in her marriage Clara keenly felt the conflict between the demands of her domestic life as a wife and mother, and the call of her concert career.
Joan Chissell also shows Clara's unbowed resolve, whatever the personal sacrificem to take up the challenge anew after her husband's tragic mental breakdown and death - her courageous return to the concert stage, her dedicated work as a teacher and editor, and her intimate relationship as friend and mentor to Johannes Brahms. Interwoven with Clara's personal story is an account of her interaction with many of the giants of nineteenth-century music, as well as the author's informed reappraisal of her musical achievements, both from the viewpoint of her perfromance history and - in more detail than any biography to date - as a composer.
Publisher: Taplinger Publishing Company
A CRESCENDO BOOK
Taplinger Publishing Company
New York
Copyright: 1983 by Joan Chissell
First American edition.
Stated First published in the United States in 1983 by TAPLINGER PUBLISHING CO., INC.
The price has been clipped from the upper corner on the front inside flap of the dust jacket.
Stats and Measurements: Hardbound with the laminated dust jacket. Green cloth covered boards with the title, author, and publisher in gold on the spine. 9 1/2" x 6 1/4" and consisting of 232 pages to include the Appendices and the index, not to include the eight pages of photograpic illustrations that are not numbered and not figured in the page count.
Condition: Good. There are no tears and no handwriting in the book. The dust jacket has wear, creasing in the lamination (on the front and the back), rubbing, a couple of tears (the worse being 3/4") and shelf wear/rubbing to the upper and lower edges. It has protected the covered boards which are in good condition with minor bumping to the top and bottom of the spine. All of the pages are secure within the binding.
An interesting book for a collector or for anyone with a interest in history, music, the piano, or Clara Schumann.
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Vintage 1958
BIG
FIRE ENGINE
BOOK
Board Book

Written by
Virginia Brody
Publisher: HARVEY HOUSE, Publishers
Irvington-on-Hudson N.Y.
Copyright: 1958
Stats and Measurments: Board book with plastic comb binding. 6 1/2" x 12" and consisting of 20 un-numbered pages.
Condition: Good read condition. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book. The plastic comb binding has a broken tooth. The pages are held secure by the remaining teeth. The cover has wear, bumping, rubbing, and fraying.
A nice book for anyone that is a child at heart.
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Vintage 1964
Cinderella
AND THE
GLASS SLIPPER
Board Book

Adapted By
Edith Harvey

Pictures By
Jack Eisner
Publisher: McGRAW-HILL, INC.
Educational and Aids Division
New York, N.Y.
Copyright: 1964
Stats and Measurments: Board book with plastic comb binding. 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" and consisting of 14 un-numbered pages.
Condition: Good read condition. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book. There are three teeth missing from the comb binding. But the pages are still being held in place with the remaining teeth. The cover has some wear, two tears one measuring 1/4" and the other measureing 1 1/2", and bumped corners.
A nice book that would make a nice addition to a collection.
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Vintage 1968
SNOW WHITE
AND THE
SEVEN DWARFS
Board Book

Adapted by
Jack and Alex D'Amato
Illustrated by
Jack Eisner
Publisher: HARVEY HOUSE, INC. Publishers
Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Copyright: 1968
Stats and Measurments: Board book with plastic comb binding. 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" and consisting of 14 un-numbered pages.
Condition: Good read condition. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book. The cover has wear, bumping, creases from bends, and rubbing . The comb is complete and holds the pages secure.
This would make a nice addition to a childrens collection.
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Vintage 1942
SOUTHERN
Colonial Days
Childrens Book

By
Marcelle Laval Duff'e
Illustrated By
Janice Holland
About the Book: Here is a delightful picture of home life in Colonial Virginia that deftly recreates the spirit of this colorful period.
The lovely pictures which illustrate the text add immeasurably to the vividness of the story.
Publisher: GROSSET & DUNLAP Publishers
New York
Copyright: 1942
The price has been clipped from the inside corner flap of the dust jacket.
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound with paper covered boards illustrated, with the same illustrations as the dust jacket. The book also has the dust jacket. A little under 9" x a little under 6 3/4" and consisting of 36 pages.
Condition: The book is in good read condition. There are no tears and the only handwritting in the book is the previous owners name Anna Lucas, school, and room number is neatly written in ink on the front facing blank page. A few of the pages have creases at the bottom corners where the pages had been cat / dog eared. The dust jacket is in Fair condition. It has wear, rips, tears, large chips, and moisture staining. As you will see in the photograph below of the back of the jacket, I left one of the torn spots folded over, so you could see the extent of it. The jacket has some what protected the cover which is in some what good condition, with some wear, corner bumps, the top of the spine is slightly frayed, the bottom of the spine is frayed 1/2" up. The pages are secure in the binding.
A nice book for any library or collection of childrens books.

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Victorious Paints the Great Balloon
By
David Francis Birchman
Illustrated By
Jonathan Hunt
This book has some wonderful color and black and white Illustrations.
Not so long ago, and not so very far away, in the little French Village of Aix La Zag, a splendid adventure unfolds.
It is a story of singing fish, fire-breathing dragons, and the royal court at Versailles.
It is a tale about aeronautical advances, enormous artistic talent, and the great bravery of barnyard animals.
It is a quest to right wrong; a young man's attempt to redeem his family's good name, to restore their vast riches.... it is his fight to reverse their rotten luck.
Meet Victorious Rattan, noble heir of the Rattans of Aix La Zag.
He is our hero.
This is his adventure.

Publisher: Bradbury Press New York
Collier Macmillan Canada, Toronto
Maxwell Macmillan International Publishing Group
New York, Oxford, Singapore, Sydney
Copyright: 1991
Stated First Edition
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound with dust jacket. 8 3/4" x 6 1/2" and consisting of 52 pages
Condition: Good. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book. The dust jacket has some minor wear and has protected the cover, which is in good condition. The book appears not to have been read much if at all.
This would be a nice book for a child or make a nice addition to a collection.
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Classics


Fiction


Non-Fiction


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THREE LECTURES ON AESTHETIC

BY
BERNARD BOSANQUET
D.C.L., L.L.D.
FELLOW OF THE BRITISH ACADEM
About the Book: The Contents are as follows:
LECTURE I
THE GENERAL NATURE OF THE AESTHETIC ATTITUDE - CONTEMPLATION AND CREATION

LECTURE II
THE AESTHETIC ATTITUDE IN ITS EMBODIMENTS - "NATURE" AND THE ARTS

LECTURE III
FORMS OF AESTHETIC SATISFACTION AND THE REVERSE - BEAUTY AND UGLINESS
Publisher: MACMILLIAN AND CO., LIMITED
St. Martin's Street, London
Copyright: 1931
Reprint
Stats and Measurements: Hardbound with no dust jacket. Dark burgany colored cloth covered boards. 7 1/2" x 5" and consisting of 118 pages not to include the 2 pages that consist of other books by Dr. B Bosanquet.

Condition:

Good. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book, other than underlining done by pencil, that can be erased and some underlineing in blue pen. The cover has some wear, bumped corners, with some fraying, and rubbing to the top and bottom of the spine.

A very interesting book on Aesthetics. This would make a nice addition to any library.
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COMPOSITION
AND RHETORIC

FOR HIGHER SCHOOLS
By
SARA E. H. LOCKWOOD
and
MARY ALICE EMERSON, M.A.
About the Book: This book contains a few black and white illustrations. The Contents are as follows:
PART I · I. Review of English Grammer · II. Review of Punctuation · III. Retelling Another Person's Thoughts · IV. Expression of the Pupil's Own Thought · V. Letter Writting · PART II · VI. Imagination in Description · VII. Imagination in Narration · VIII. Collection of Material for a Theme · IX. Development of the Outline and the Theme · X. Essential Qualities of the Theme · PART III. · XI. The Paragraph · XII. Development of the Isolated Paragraph · XIII. Related Paragraphs · XIV. The Sentence · XV. Words · PART IV · XVI. Important Forms of Prose · XVII. Critical Study of the Novel and the Drama as Literary Forms · XVIII. Poetic Forms · XIX. Figures of Speech
Publisher: The Atheneum Press
Ginn & Company, Proprietors
Boston U.S.A.
Copyright: 1901
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound. A little over 7 1/2" x a little over 5 1/4" and consisting of 470 pages.
Condition: Good read condition. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book. The cover has wear, bumping, rubbing, and and minor fraying on the upper corners. The pages are secure in the binding.

A nice book for anyone that collects old school books or books. This I think would also be nice for anyone that is home schooling.
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First Editions


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INSTANT REPLAY
The Green Bay Diary of
JERRY KRAMER

Edited By
DICK SCHAAP
Photographs By
JOHN and VERNON J. BIEVER
The photographs include a section of black and white photographs, with Jerry Kramer as a child and into his football days.
The following has been taken from the inside dust jacket flaps:
The name of the game is agony - the agony of persuading the body to absorb another football season of punishment, the agony of pushing oneself almost beyond the limits of physical endurance, the agony of defeats suffered and pains endured.
But the name of the game is also ecstasy - the sheer joy of sharing ultimate victory with thirty-nine other strong young men - and in instant Replay; The Green Bay Diary of Jerry Kramer , both the agony and the ecstasy of prifessional football spring boldly to life.
Day-by-day, eith perception, honesty, humor, and startling sensitivity, one of the game's greatest players- perhaps the only player in pro football history who is as comfortable reading Thoreau as he is destroying 280-pound defensive tackles - goes far beyond the headlines and reveals exactly what it is like to be a member of the world-champion Green Bay Packers.
"I've worked hard at professional football," writes Jerry Kramer, in the introduction to his diary, "and professional football has worked hard on me. During me life, I've submitted, not always cheerfully, to twenty-two operations, most of them major, many of them direct result of football injuries. I was given up for dead once; everyone, including my doctors, thought I had cancer. I've got lasting scars from the top of my head to my ankles; for all my stitches, my teammates call me 'Zipper'. I've been told at least three different times that I would never be able to play football again, but I've kept coming back to play.
"Why? I'm not sure. That's one of the reasons I've decided to keep this diary of my 1967 football season. I'm thirty-one years old now, and I have no pressing need for the money, much less the aches and scars, I'll earn during my tenth professional season. But perhaps, by setting down my daily thoughts and observations, I'll be able to understand precisely what it is that draws me back to professional football".
By the time the season ends, Kramer understands and so does the reader. The diary goes inside the training room, to which Max McGee, a droll and gifted end, taking a shot of Novocain before a game; inside the stormy movie sessions, to hear Coach Vince Lombardi screaming at his players for their stupidity and their laziness; inside the scrimmages, to feel linebacker Ray Nitschke's forearm flailing and elbow jabbing; inside the huddle, to study quarterback Bart Starr picking his plays; inside the locker room, to hear the gags and the groans of the most successful team in professional football.

Kramer hides nothing - not his own mistakes, not the mistakes of his teammates, not the rantings of his coaches, not the doubts and frustrations that pursue him through the season. His teammates, his coachess, and his opponnents - the ones he respects and the ones he hates - parade through the diary and, stripped of their protective helmets and shoulder pads, emerge as thoroughly believable human beings, proud and eager, fierce and nervous.
Next to playing a season for the Packers an exquisite torture not recomminded to everyone - Instant Replay is the perfect guide to the violent and often hilarious world of professional football.

Publisher: An NAL Book
THE WORLD PUBLISHING COMPANY
New York and Cleveland

Copyright: 1968
Stated First Printing
The price is still on the inside dust jacket flap.

Stats and Measurments: Hardbound with dust jacket. The outer A little over 8 1/2" x 6" and consisting of 286 pages to include the Epilogue.

Condition: Good to fair read condition. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book. The pages are uncut (rough cut) from the printer/publisher. On the back page you can tell where someone removed a 1/2" x 1/2" sticker. The dust jacket has wear, chipping, rubbing and some tears the worse being approx. 1/2" and age discoloration. The cover has fading at the top and bottom. The pages are secure in the binding.
A nice book for a collector sports memorabilia or football.
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Nuclear Energy in Industry
By
J. G. Crowther

This book has black and white photograpic illustrations and drawn diagrams troughout.
About the Book: The following is in part taken from the inside flap of the dust jacket:
This book is the outcome of the Author's attendence at the unique International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy recently held at Geneva.
"Nuclear Energy," the new source of power from the nucleus of the atom, promises a new era of unlimited power. We stand upon the fringe of it, and will be witness of the changing charater of industry as the fruits of research and development become available.
The aim is to give some impression of what is afoot, of the innumberable direction in which industry is affected and will be remodelled in a new industrial revolution.
Nuclear Energy in Industry is written not for the nuclear scientist, but for those who will benfit from his work. It tells the story of development culminating in the building of nuclear power stations in this country and overseas, and describes the role of the radioisotope in industry and its effect on techniques and processes.
The serch for and winning of uranium, the basic nuclear fuel, are portrayed in a most interesting way and the preparation and treatment of metallic fuels - required by its use, is described.
Mr. Crowther's book makes for fascinating reading for the layman with a scientific turn of mind, and is recommended to all who are interested in the future of industry.
Publisher: PITMAN PUBLISHING CORPORATION
New York, Toronto, London
Copyright: 1956
Stated First Published 1956
Printed in Great Britain
The price is on the lower corner of the front inside flap of the dust jacket. On the back flap of the dust jacket is a write up for another book on Atomic Energy by the publisher.
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound with the dust jacket. Blue cloth covered boards with the title, author, and publisher in gold on the spine. 8 3/4" x 5 3/4" and consisting of 168 pages to include the index.
Condition:

The book is in Good condition. There are no tears and no handwriting in the book. The hardbound cover has only minor wear. The Dust Jacket is in Good to Fair condition, with some wear, creasing, rubbing and a few tears the worse being 3/4". It also has a spot where there once was a sticker. But it has done its job and protected the cover which is in Good condition as described above. . The pages are all secure in the binding.

A nice book for a collector or for anyone interested in science, the begining of the nuclear age, or chemistry.
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The Island of the Day Before
By the author of The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
Stated First U. S. Edition
and by the string of letters,
A B C D E
indicates First Printing
After a violent storm in the South Pacific (the year 1643), Roberto della Griva finds himself shipwrecked - in a ship. Swept from the Amaryllis, he has managed to pull himself aboard the Daphne, anchored in the bay of a beautiful island. The ship is fully provisioned, he discovers, but the crew is missing.
As Roberto explores the different cabinets in the hold, he remembers chapters from his youth; Ferrante, his imaginary evil brother; the siege of Casale, the meaningless chess move in the Thirty Years' War in which he lost his father and his illusions; the Aristotelian metaphor-machine of Padre Emanuele; the lessons given him on Reasons of State, fencing, the writting of love letters, and blasphemy; the salons of Paris, the theory of the Powder of Sympathy, the approach of his unapproachable Lady, then prison, and finally the summons of Cardinal Mazarin himself.

In the fasinating, lyrical tale, Umberto Eco tells of an international race to establish the Punto Fijo; of a young dreamer searching for love and meaning; and of a most amazing old Jesuit who, with his clocks and maps, has plumbed the secrets of longitudes, the four moons of Jupiter, and the Flood.
Translated from the Italian by William Weaver.
Publisher: HARCOURT BRACE & COMPANY
A HELEN AND KURT WOLFE BOOK
New York , San Diego, London
Copyright: English translation 1995
Stated First U. S. Edition
A B C D E
The price is on the dust jacket.
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound with dust jacket. 9 1/2" x a little over 6 1/4" and consisting of 515 numbered pages to include Translator's Postscript
Condition: Good read condition. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book. The jacket has some minor wear. There are no tears, no rips, and no chips. The jacket has protected the cover which is also in good condition. The pages are secure in the binding. It appears the book has not been read much if at all.
As this is a First U. S. Edition, First Printing, I believe this would make a nice addition to a collectors collection, or library.
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STAR TREK
MOVIE MEMORIES

By
WILLIAM SHATNER
With
CHRIS KRESK I
The following is take inpart from the inside flap of the dust jacket:
STAR TREK MOVIE MEMORIES picks up where Star Trek Memories left off and advances at warp speed from 1969 to the present, relating in equally explicit detail what went into the making of all six "classic" Star Trek movies, while including on-the-scene reporting from the set of the brand-new film, Star Trek; Generations.
Writting with the same informative and entertaining flair of the first book, Shanter here discloses all of the choas, creative turmoil, backstage politics and production haps and mishaps that permeated every one of the movies. And with the same unflinching candor he reveals the accumulated grudges that haven't yet mellowed with the passage of time. Drawing on in-depth interviews as well as Shatner's private reminiscences, the book recounts stories about Paramount's subtle maneuverings to weaken Gene Roddenberry's creative control following Star Trek I how Kirks love interest in Star Trek IV began as a role for Eddie Murphy; the creative and production nightmares of Star Trek V; and more.
Publisher: Harper Collins
Copyright: 1994
Stated First Edition
94 95 96 97 98 /RRD 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound with dust jacket. 9 1/2" x 6 1/2" and consisting of 357 numbered pages.
Condition: Good read condition. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book. One page has a corner crease where it had been cat-earred. There is a black mark from a pen on the outer pages as is sometimes done by stores. Please see the photograph below. The dust jacket has minor wear. There are no tears or rips on the jacket. It has also protected the cover well, which is in good condition.
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Illustrated


Metaphysical & Paranormal


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THE SOUL
HUSTLERS
By

RENE NOORBERGEN
An Expose of the Hoax of Astrology, the UFO Mystery that will not Die, and what the Physics don't tell you.
This book also includes some charts and graphs.
About the Author: Rene Noorbergen has fulfilled magazine and newspaper assignments in more than eighty countries during more than a quarter century as a journalist, foreign and war correspondent. Among the international events he has observed firsthand are the Cuban revolution, the Dalai Lama's escape from Tibet, conflicts in Laos and Vietnam, the Hungarian revolt, Irish terrorist activities, and Noah's Ark expeditions. He is the author of several books, including the best-seller Jeane Dixon - My Life and Prophecies; Charisma of the Spirit; The Ark File; and Prophet of Destiny. Mr. Noorbergen is also a college instructor and resides in Collegedale, Tennessee.
About the Book: The Soul Hustlers have left their mark everywhere in society. Their astrology columns appear in virtually every daily newspaper in the United States. Their proponents are frequent guest on radio and television talk shows. The movie industry has capitalized on their themes of occult and suprartional phenomena.
Who are they, what are they doing and why? In The Soul Hustlers, veteran journalist Rene Noorbergen gets behind the sensational headlines and provides some answers - answers that you may find astonishing and frightening.
Among the many questions raised and answered in this study are -
- What does Jeane Dixon really believe, and who is she really?
- How have psychics of various kinds influenced churches and devout believers in the last decade?
- Is there something supernatural about unidentified flying objects, and how are they to be explained?
- How do astrologers explain the fact that it is impossible to provide a horoscope for thousands of living persons?
With the data of Scripture and the aid of technology - a super-lie-dector known as the Psychological Stress Evaluator - Rene Noorbergen probes the psychics and occultists in search of their motives beliefs, and objectives. Through personal interviews and years of journalistic investigation, he has unearthed facts and conditions that have remained largely hidden and unknown to the public.
Publisher: ZONDERVAN PUBLISHING HOUSE
Michigan
Copyright: 1976 By Rene Noorbergen
This is the only copyright date in the book. First Edition. The price is on the upper corner of the front inside flap of the dust jacket.
Stats and Measurements: Hardbound with the dust jacket. Burgandy colored boards with the title, author, and publisher in gold on the spine. 8 3/4" x 5 3/4" and consisting of 190 pages.
Condition:

The book is in good condition. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book. The dust jacket is in good condition with some wear, rubbing, a crease on the back, and a few tears the worse being a little over 1/2". But it has done its job and protected the cover which is in good condition with minor rubbing to the bottom of the spine. The pages are all secure in the binding.

A interesting book, that would make a nice addition to any library.
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Your Lucky Stars
By
Louis Untermeyer
Subject
Astrology
This is a wonderful little book with wonderfully colored illustrations.
Publisher: GOLDEN PRESS
A Golden Thought Book
Copyright: 1968
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound. 5" x 3 3/4" and consisting of approx. 41 pages. It is approx. because the pages are not numbered and this was my count of the pages.
Condition: Good read condition. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book. The cover has some wear. The pages are all tight in the book.
This is a wonderful little book for a collector. It would also make a nice one of a kind gift or a stocking stuffer.
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Religious


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MOSAIC REVELATION AND MOSAIC LAW
By
I. N. MAST

The following is taken from the opening chapter:
Revelation I have elsewhere defined to be, aided human intellect, aided human comprehension, and aided human expression.
This definition is full and complete in so far as revelation has come to the soul of man through the instrumentality of human beings.
It is not applicable to that revelation which came, still comes, and shall forever come, through the life and words of Jesus Christ.
Publisher: I. N. MAST
Copyright: 1916 Out of print First Edition
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound 8" x a little under 5 1/2" and consisting of 107 pages.
Condition: Good read / used condition. The cover has wear and edge rubbing, One of the previous owners put a name plate on the first blank page along with another one of the previous owners signing her name on the page in ink. The title page has 1" chip from the corner. The rest of the book has no tears and no handwritting.
An interesrting and inspiring book.
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OUR COLUMNS AND OTHER VERSES

By
ROSE RUSSELL INGLES
About the Book: This is a book of verses with drawn illustrations (as you will see by the photograph below). It is signed by the author to a Opal Eileen Shuent and the pages are Uncut / Unopened. The authors picture is Tipped in the front of the book. The pages are printed on a heavy thick paper.
Publisher: ROSE RUSSELL INGLES
Copyright: 1928
My research shows this is a First Edition and there are no other copyright dates.
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound. 8 1/2" x 6 1/4" and consisting of approx. 51 un-numberd pages, not including opening pages such as title page, table of contents ect....
Condition: Good condition. There is no handwritting in the book, other than where the author signed it as described above. The front and back facing pages to the cover have some age discoloration, as you will see in the photograph below. The only tears are two small (approx.) 1/8" tears on the authors signed page. I will restate as stated above the pages are Uncut / Unopened except for 4 pages. The cover has some minor wear with corner rubbing and rubbing at the top and bottom of the spine. The pages are all secure in the binding.
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RHYMES
FOR
TWILIGHT

By
ALMON JAMES BALKINS
This is a signed First Edition
The author signed and inscribed the inside of the book as follows:
To Dr. Wm. H. Elliott Jr.
from Dr. &Mrs A J Balkins
1957
About the Book: On the dust jacket on the inside flap it has in part the following:
A verse for a chuckle....a verse for a sigh.....a verse for dreaming. The poems in this collection are filled with the soft light of twilight, the gentle music of birdsong, the color and richness of dreams.
Publisher: VANTAGE PRESS
Copyright: 1957
Stated First Edition
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound with dust jacket. 8 1/4" x 5 1/2" and consisting of 67 pages.
Condition: Good read / used condition. Other than where the author signed the book there is no handwritting in the book. There are no rip and no tears in the book. The dust jacket is in fair condition, with wear, and a couple of small tears measuring a little over 1/8", but it has done its job and protected the cover which is in good condition.
A wonderful book for a collector or a lover of poetry.
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ROCKING CHAIRS
BY BEN FRANKLIN
THEY SOOTHED A CENTURY

By
EDMUND R. BOOTS

This book is signed by the author and also includes some black and white photographic illustrations.

About the Book: The following is in part taken from the Forward in the book:

This is written marily for men, and incidentally for those women who are sympathetic towards their menfolk and are willing to give them a reasonable break.
It is more approximate than profound, and deals with round figures and historical estimates. Sketchily you will read what the rocker did for America during the Rocking Chair Century, 1800 to 1900.
If this discussion of the Rocking Chair is that of a zealot it is only because of the conviction that decorators as a class have crucified the most important piece of furniture created by America. And women, being more artistic that practical, have passively abetted the crucfixtion. If you question this, just pick out a comfortable rocker and then try to place it in your home!
The Author

Publisher: Self-Published by the author.
Designed and Printed at
Tri-Arts Press Inc.
New York

Copyright: 1940
First Edition

Stats and Measurements: Hardbound with no dust jacket. Wood grain paper covered boards with cloth spine, and title with author paste down on the front cover. 7 1/2" x 5 3/4" and consisting of 30 pages not to include the black and white photographic illustrations, in which are not numbered and not included in the page count.

Condition:

Good. The only handwritting in the book is where the author signed it All good wishes on the front free endpaper. The only tear is on the back free endpaper, in which is torn and creased at the bottom corner edge, measuring 3" x 1 1/2". The cover is in good condition with minor wear and a bumped top corner. The pages are all secure in the binding.

A nice book for collectors of signed first editions, rocking chairs, or books. This would make a nice addition to any library.
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The Form
of
Greek Romance

By
B. P. REARDON

This book is signed and inscribed by the author to August Fruge. This book is from the estate of August Fruge, in which you will find more information toward the bottom of this auction.
About the Author: B. P. Reardon is Professor of Classics at the University of California, Irvine. He is editor of Collected Ancient Greek Novels (California).
About the Book: In the early Roman Empire a new literary genre began to flourish, mainly in the Greek world: prose fiction, or romance. Broadly defined as a love story that offers adventure and a romantic vision of life, this form of literature emerged long after the other genres and until recently, seemed hardly worthy of critical attention. Here B. P. Reardon addresses the growing interest in ancient fiction by providing a literary and cultural framework in which to understand Greek romance, and by demonstrating its importance as an artistic and social phenomenon.
Begining with a discussion of Chariton's Chaereas and Callirhoe. Reardon sets out the generic characteristics of the romance. He then moves through a wide range of works, including those of Longus and Heliodorus, and reveals their sophistication in terms of social observation, technique within a convention, and the stance adopted by the authors towards their own creations. Although antiquity left behind little discussion of the genre, Reardon shows how romance can be assessed within its time period by considering the practice of narrative in other Greek literture and the concept of fiction in antiquity.
"Reardon provides an illuminating perspective from which to make sense of this genre, to rethink its place in the critical and literary theoretical map of Greek literature. Given the central diffculty of such a topic - the near-total neglect of the genre by ancient critics - the book is remarkably successful, both in recontruction how critics and writers might have understood it and in explaining why they failed to articulate their views. Written in a clear, non-technical style, this study should prove extremely useful to scholars and students of literature in general.
Publisher: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS
Princeton, New Jersey
Copyright: 1991
By Princeton University Press
First Edition.
First Printing by the number line 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2
There is no price on the dust jacket and has not had a price on it.
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound with the dust jacket. Beige / Tan cloth covered boards with the title, author, and publisher in gold, with the title in a brown block on the spine. 9 1/2" x a little under 6 1/2" and consisting of 194 pages to include the index.
Condition:

Good. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book other than where the author inscribed the book to August Fruge. The cover has minor wear and sun fading to the spine. It has protected the cover which is in good condition. The pages are all secure in the binding.

A nice book for a collector or reader of Greek literature. This would also make a nice gift.
This would also make a nice addition to any library.
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THE SANDS OF MY LIFE

By
EMILY WRIGHT This book is signed twice by the autor. On the half title page it is signed and inscribed to a friend of hers. On the title page it is signed as she would sign it at a book signing with no name mentioned.

About the Author: The authors love of animals shows in this book as she tries to raise money for the homeless animals with the sell of her book at $20.00 per copy in 1994.

About the Book: Wright has written this book of poetry, "The Sands of My LIfe" in which she sets to rhyme her trials, tribulations and wonderful moments she has spent traveling the world over.

Publisher: Tales of the Mojave Road Publishing Company
Essex, Ca.

Copyright: 1994
Stated First Edition. There is no price on the dust jacket as there never was one, as it was issued.

Stats and Measurements: Hardbound with dust jacket. Tan colored cloth covered boards with the title, author, and illustration in blue. 8 3/4" x 5 3/4" and consisting of 64 pages.

Condition:

Good. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book other than where the author signed it as described above. The dust jacket is in Good condition, with some wear, rubbing, and a couple of small tears the worse being 1/4". It has done its job and protected the cover which is in good condition. The pages are all secure in the binding.
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TRAITORS AMONG US

By
Stuart A. Herrington
Signed by the author
Inside the Spy Catcher's World.
About the Book: In the tradition of The Falcon and the Snowman, Stuart Herrington, formerly the United States Army's top counterintelligence officer, brings us remarkable true stories of catching spies, rooting out the traitors among us. Traitors Among Us is a book that only Colonel Herrington could have written.
This book includes ten pages of photographic images of people / persons included in the book.
Publisher: PRESIDO
Copyright: 1999
The price is on the inside flap of the dust jacket.
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound with dust jacket. 8 3/4" x a little under 6" and consisting of 409 pages, not including the photographic images, in which are not numbered and not included in the page count.
Condition: Good read condition. There are no tears and the only handwritting in the book is the authors signature. The dust jacket has wear, scratches, ghost marks and shelf wear. The pages are secure in the binding and are still semi tight. As it appears the book has not been read much.
This would be an interesting read and a nice book for a collector. It would also make a nice addition to any library.
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UNDER ARREST

By
Phil Thatcher
As Told To
Dorothy C. Haskin
Signed and Inscribed by the Phil Thatcher, on the photographic illustration of Phil Thatcher.
About the Book: This book includes black and white photographic illustrations.
The story of Phil Thatcher's life was presented to television viewers on the Ralph Edwards TV show, "This is Your Life," in December 1956. As a result, many were acquainted with this amazing story, a story which is told more completely in the pages of this book.
For anyone not familar with Phil Thatcher, he was an ex-con, turned preacher.
Publisher: The Shepherd Foundation
Church Press
Copyright: 1957 by Phil Thatcher
I believe this is a First Edition, as there are no other dates in the book.
Stats and Measurments: Paperback. 7 1/2" x 5 1/4" and consisting of 143 pages to include photographic illustrations.
Condition: Good read condition. There are no tears and the only handwritting in the book is the inscription by Phil Thatcher to one J. D. Carrol, on the photographic illustration of Phil Thatcher. There is a stamp on the very last un-numbered page for, Clarah Anderson Clark, Secretary to Phil Thatcher, Shepherd Foundation, Box 141, Lynwood, Calif. 90262. The cover has the normal spine crease, that is associated with a read paperback. There is some minor wear and a small tear at the top of the spine measuring less than 1/8". The pages are secure in the binding.
A nice book for a collector. This book also is an interesting read. This would make a nice addition to any library.
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Wunnerful,
Wunnerful!
By
LAWRENCE WELK
with
BERNICE McGEEHAN

This book has been signed by Lawrence Welk
About the Book: The Autobiography of Lawrence Welk. By Lawrence Welk This is his story, this is his life.
The following has been taken from the inside flap of the dust jacket:
Born to immigrant parents in a sod farmhouse near Strasburg, North Dakota, young Lawrence Welk was the "dummer-Esel" of the family, the dreamy one who preferred making music to butchering hogs. Today Mr. Welk's "champagne" music has made him one of the richest, most popular ballroom maestros in the world.
Publisher: Prentice - Hall Inc.,
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Copyright: December 1971
Sixth Printing
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound with dust jacket. 9 1/4" x 6 1/4" and consisting of 294 pages. This page count does not include the 16 pages of black and white photographic illustrations, which are not numbered.
Condition: Good read condition. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book, other than where Lawrence Welk signed it. The dust jacket has some wear with some creases, but there are no tears. It has done its job and protected the cover which is in good condition.
A wonderful book for any collectors of famous signatures, music, or any Lawrence Welk fans.
This would also make a nice addition to any library.
Foot Note: Lawrence Welk pssed over in 1992 and is no longer with us, and I know he is missed by many.
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Young Adult


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GARRISON'S GORILLAS
and
The Fear Formula

By
JACK PEARL
Illustrated by
HARVEY KIDDER
About the Book: Authorized Edition based on the popular WW II television series of the 1960's.
Publisher: WHITMAN PUBLISHING DIVISION
Western Publishing Company, Inc. Racine, Wisconsin
TV
Copyright: 1968
Stats and Measurments: Hardbound with illustrated boards and no dust jacket. 7 3/4" x 5 1/4" and consisting of 210 pages to include the illustrations.
Condition: Good read condition. There are no tears and no handwritting in the book. The pages do have age discoloration. The cover has minor wear with slightly bumped corners and with bumping to the top and bottom of the spine. The pages are secure in the binding. I would say that the young person that owned this book took good care of it.
This would be a nice book for any collector of vintage t.v. tie-ins, television from the 1960's, WW II, or vintage young adult books. This would also make a nice addition to any young adult readers library.
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