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1 The Arabian Nights Entertainments
A Windermere Reader, school edition. Moslem stories set in Persia and India. The first page has a tear, and several other pages throughout the book have soft horizontal creases. Includes seven stories; 293 pages, no marks or other tears noted. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Rand McNally
New York, 1955, 
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Winter, Milo; 
CH-01215; 
Price: 8.31 USD
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2 Adair, Virginia Hamilton Living on Fire: a Collection of Poems
0375502890 / 9780375502897; This is the best book of poetry I've read in a long time. One of my favorites: New forms and faces make their mark/in my impenetrable dark. /What in a disembodied ghost/can me love some more than most? I'm happy when alone, it's true/but how much happier with you, and you. /So many I would welcome, if they came, /but keep returning to a certain name This is a wonderful collection of poems of all types; the writer was born in 1913 and so has had a full life to write about! 121 pages including notes. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Random House Inc
Westminster, Maryland, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


001617; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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3 Anacostia Museum and Center For African American History and Culture; Holmes Norton, Eleanor (Foreword by) The Black Washingtonians: the Anacostia Museum Illustrated Chronology
0471402583 / 9780471402589; Central to the complex and inspiring story of The Black Washingtonians are the thousands of African American men and women who made major contributions to the city's physical, economic, social, and cultural development. Included is Benjamin Bannaker, the self-educated clock maker, writer, and astronomer who took part in the survey of the Districts boundaries; the thousands of African American laborers, both slave and free, who literally built the city; and the three uneducated black men who founded the city's first free black academy in 1807. Countless other individuals played important part in the growth of Washington and the United States, and their stories and accomplishments are included here. This is a great resource for scholars, students, historians, and anyone interested in African American history. This volume is new but has a bump on the top front corner. Includes brief biographies and an index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Somerset, New Jersey, U. S. A., 2005, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Illustrations; 
003752; 
Price: 23.92 USD
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4 Andrews, Robin (edited by) Creeds of Faith and Inspiration
A collection of poems; small line going through the price on the back, otherwise cover is fine. 61 pages, about half of the poems have beautiful illustrations. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Blue Mountain Press
1990, 
Softcover
Fine with no dust jacket


R-01001; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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5 Arnold, Sir Edwin Bhagavadgita
0486277828 / 9780486277820; An unabridged edition of Bhagavadgita. Translated, the title means 'The Lord's Song'. This is a sacred scripture revered by millions all over the world. It contains priceless teachings which have stood the test of time. A new Note and footnotes have been added to this most recent volume. 97 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Dover Publications
Mineola, Ny, U. S. A., 1993, 
Trade Paperback
Fine with no dust jacket


001032; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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6 Bach, Richard There's No Such Place As Far Away
0440087805 / 9780440087809; A short story involving birds. The book is filled with beautiful illustrations, some are two full pages without text, some smaller, but all are lovely. The brushed cloth binding has a pressed design on it of a bird flying through trees. The book has no wear, but a gift inscription ffep. The dust jacket has no wear, but the spine is a bit sun lightened. The price is clipped. 41 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Delacorte Press
New York, 1979, First Edition
Hard Cover, Cloth
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Wegen, Ron; 
000568; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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7 Balzac, Honore De Scenes from Country Life: Volume VI
This volume includes the short stories The Country Doctor, The Vendetta, and Colonel Chabert. Frontispiece shows a scene from The Vendetta; tissue paper is intact. The green cloth cover is lightly worn at corners and both ends of spine. The bottom rear board has a small nick in it. The spine has a paper title label. 407 pages; the title page has a 1" diagonal tear at the top corner, and the last two pages have 3/4" horizontal cuts from the page edge. Illustrations with tissue paper intact. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
The Century Company
New York, 1904, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


000432; 
Price: 11.50 USD
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8 Baskin, John (with A New Introduction by The Author) New Burlington: the Life and Death of an American Village
0393320200 / 9780393320206; Library Journal said of this book "Virtually a new Spoon River Anthology, told by the villagers themselves with earthy rural humor. " In the early 1970s, a quiet, two-hundred-year-old Ohio village called New Burlington was forcibly abandoned to allow the construction of a dam. John Baskin moved into an abandoned farmhouse and lived in New Burlington for its final year, commemorating and recording its residents' funny and heartbreaking stories. The result is one of the most unique and beautiful histories ever written about rural America. 260 pages, many family photographs included as well as professional photography. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
W W Norton & Co Inc
New York, 2000, First Softcover Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001633; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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9 Berriault, Gina The Great Petrowski: a Fable
1582430748 / 9781582430744; Critically-acclaimed novelist Gina Berriault wrote and illustrated The Great Petrowski, an ecological fable about a lonely parrot, lost in a nameless rainy city, homesick for a place he can't quite remember. But Petrowski, blessed with a dazzling singing voice, quickly skyrockets from obscurity to international renown. As a magnificent opera star he finds true love and uses his gift of fame to save not only his native rainforest but all creatures of the earth. The charming illustrations, rendered with the same simplicity and wit as the text, will remind some of of Edward Gorey. The Great Petrowski is a magical love story as well as a moral fable that shows how the gift of talent and dedication to one's art can aid a troubled world. The book has a 1" black remainder mark on the bottom pages. The jacket is a bit rubbed along the right flap, has a few small bumps on the top back, and has minor wear at the bottom corners. Illustrations use color sparingly. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Jacket is in a protective cover.
Counterpoint
Washington, D. C. , U. S.a., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
New in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Berriault, Gina; 
001535; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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The Shorter Devil's Dictionary, Bierce, Ambrose
10 Bierce, Ambrose The Shorter Devil's Dictionary
A hilarious selection from the celebrated Devil's Dictionary, the comic masterpiece in which Ambrose Bierce unveils the true meaning of many everyday words. Entries are not simply listed like a traditional dictionary; they are flung upon the page indiscriminately with different fonts, different sizes, and different colors with their definitions sitting neatly under them. A great gift! 73 pages with decorated endpapers. 5 1/4" x 7" tall
Appletree Press
Belfast, 1998, First Printing
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket


003392; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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11 Bronte, Charlotte Jane Eyre
Young Jane Eyre as an orphan was sent to live with her uncle, who died shortly after her arrival. Her step-aunt despised her, sending her to Lowood School so that she could become a governess. She was popular at the school despite poor conditions. She becomes a governess at Mr. Rochester's home to his illegitimate child. She falls in love with Rochester, who is moody and imposing, One corner is bumped, the rest are turned up a bit. Light wear at the bottom spine. 466 pages, no marks or tears; letting on spine is done in gilt. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Nelson Doubleday Inc.
New York, 
Hardcover, Cloth
Near Fine with no dust jacket


000857; 
Price: 5.06 USD
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In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution, Brownmiller, Susan
12 Brownmiller, Susan In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution
0385314868 / 9780385314862; No long ago, the concept of equal pay for equal work did not exist, when women of all ages were "girls, " when abortion was a back-alley fix, when there was no such thing as a rape crisis center or a shelter for battered women, when "sexual harassment" had not yet been named and defined. "If conditions are right, " Susan Brownmiller says in this stunning memoir, "if the anger of enough people has reached the boiling point, the exploding passion can ignite a societal transformation. " This book tells the story of that transformation as only Brownmiller can. She brings the Women's Liberation Movement and its passionate history vividly to life. Included is a colorful cast of characters on whose shoulders we stand - the feminist icons Betty Friedan, Kate Millet, Germaine Greer, and Gloria Steinem, and lesser known women whose contributions to change were equally profound. And here are the landmark events of the era; the conciousness-raising groups, mimeographed position papers that first articulated the new thinking, the abortion and rape speak-outs, the daring sit-ins, the underground newspapers and inventive lawsuits all played a role in the most wide-reaching revolution of the twentieth century. Finally, the author addresses that most relevant question: What is the legacy of feminism today? An absorbing read whether you've only heard about such things or lived through these times. 360 pages, including notes and index. Many photographs included. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Dial Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1999, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in As New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001430; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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13 Campbell, Joseph, with Moyers, Bill Flowers, Betty Sue (editor) The Power of Myth
0385247745 / 9780385247740; Joseph Campbell was the foremost authority on mythology whose writing, scholarship, and teaching touched millions. Along with Bill Moyers, this book offers a brilliant combination of wisdom and wit in conversations that range from modern marriage to virgin births. , from savior figures to heroic figures, and much more. Well-illustrated in black & white and color. Corners have light bends; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Doubleday
New York, NY, 1988, 
Softcover
Very Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
004054; 
Price: 16.56 USD
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14 Camus, Albert; O'Brien, Justin (translated From The French by) The Fall and Exile and the Kingdom
This volume contains a book of fiction (The Fall) and a book of short stories (Exile and the Kingdom) . The Fall is a philosophical novel. First published in 1956, it is his last complete work of fiction. Set in Amsterdam, The Fall consists of a series of dramatic monologues by the self-proclaimed "judge-penitent" Jean-Baptiste Clamence, as he reflects upon his life to a stranger. In what amounts to a confession, Clamence tells of his success as a wealthy Parisian defense lawyer who was highly respected by his colleagues; his crisis, and his ultimate "fall" from grace, was meant to invoke, in secular terms, The Fall of Man in the Garden of Eden. The Exile and the Kingdom is a 1957 collection of six short stories. These stories cover the whole variety of existentialism, or absurdism, as Camus himself insisted his philosophical ideas be called. The clearest manifestation of the ideals of Camus can be found in the story "La Pierre qui pousse (The Growing Stone) . " 361 pages with an additional 10 pages of Modern Library listings. Includes the back flap of the jacket, a short biography of the author. Bright red cloth cover. 5" x 7 1/4" high
The Modern Library
New York, 1958, 
Hardcover
Fine


003343; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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15 Carlton, Joe Reflections on Hometown, USA Growing Up in a Small Town During the 30's and 40's
This volume, written in an engaging and humorous style, tells about the small town of Glen Ellyn, Illinois during the 1930s and 1940s. The town is approximately 20 miles west of Chicago and still thrives. Well-illustrated with black & white photos, some show "then" and "now." Life in the Service, Biographies of Some Residents (written by themselves) , Great Teems, The One That Got Away and more interesting chapters are included. The cover is white but sunned at the spine and into the front and back about 1". The corners are very slightly bent. ; B&W Photographs; 4to 9" - 11" tall; 245 pages
Majestic Mills Paper
Elk Grove Village, IL, 1989, Unknown
Softcover
Very Good


004375; 
Price: 18.40 USD
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16 Carroll, Lewis; Gardner, Martin (edited with Notes) ; Gopnik, Adam (Introduction) The Annotated Hunting of the Snark - the Definitive Edition
"It's a Snark!" . . . For whatever else can it be? Published on April Fool's Day, 1876, this volume remains one of the most amusing and bizarre works of modern verse. Readers are invited along on a fictitious hunt to determine who - or what - the Snark actually is. Includes hundreds of annotations, including newly deciphered riddles and fresh analysis of the text, crisp reproductions of Holiday's original illustrations, including a suppressed drawing of the infamous Boojum. Includes a substantial Snark bibliography. The binding is a beautiful white with gold lettering and illustration on the front cover. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
W. W. Norton & Company
New York, NY, 2006, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Holiday, Henry; 
004063; 
Price: 19.32 USD
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17 Chase, Richard The Jack Tales: Folk Tales from the Southern Appalachians
0395669510 / 9780395669518; Humor, freshness, colorful American background, and the use of one character as a central figure in the cycle mark these eighteen folk tales, told here in the dialect of the mountain country of North Carolina. - Booklist These stories were collected and retold by the author. Fun tales of mischief and giants, and things that couldn't be explained. Populated with illustrations. 202 pages including an appendix and glossary. The cover has a 1" white line on it, and on the inside there is a gift ? Nscription. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Houghton Mifflin Company
Wilmington, Massachusetts, U. S. A., 1971, Seventh Printing
Softcover
Very Good with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Williams Jr. , Berkeley; 
001469; 
Price: 8.74 USD
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18 Christenson, Laurie Exception to the Rule
1575534991 / 9781575534992; This is a book of unusual poetry, signed by the author. A few lines from a poem named Mr. Snuffy: 'A flower began to bloom/and the town gathered in a swoon. /A young rock sank to the top of a well/and the town let out a cranky yell/. 55 poems are included. 59 pages, the title page is signed. The cover art is imaginative, and looks like it was hand-colored with colored pencils. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.; Signed by Author(s)
Watermark Press
Owings Mills, Maryland, U. S. A., 1997, First Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Mayer, Therese (Cover Art); Signed by Author
002693; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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19 Clemens, Samuel (Mark Twain) The Gilded Age (Two Volumes)
Copyright 1899, likely a later edition. Author's National Edition. Two vols. , X and XI. Dark red binding, slight bends at spines. On inside cover prior owners name is written. Cover is fine.; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
Harper & Brothers Publishers

Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


LI-20011; 
Price: 22.08 USD
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20 Connell, Jr. , Evan S. Notes from a Bottle Found on the Beach At Carmel
This work was first published in Contact, San Francisco's magazine of arts and letters. This is the first printing in book form. It is written in verse, and was reviewed by Kenneth Lamott, as follows: In Notes From a Bottle, Even Connell emerges as a cartographer of the darkest continent of all, the spirit of man. The journey on which he takes us is through a fearsome land that has lost its dimension of time, where we encounter as contemporaries the explorers of Vineland, the warriors of World War II, the ancient Etruscans, the Perpetrators of the Hiroshima bomb, medieval alchemists, the saints, martyrs, and great heretics of the church, the builders of Chichen Itza, the conquistadores, composers of the Vedas, and the operators and victims of the gas chambers. We find this work beautiful, unforgettable, profoundly disturbing, and curiously pertinent to the spiritual dilemma in which we find ourselves in the midst of this century. . . . The cloth binding is ivory with a stamped design on the front. The spine is tanned with a few small spots on the back. The jacket consists of the inside flaps; the rest is missing. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Viking Press
New York, NY, 1963, 
Cloth
Near Fine in Poor dust jacket


003772; 
Price: 32.20 USD
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21 Connor, Ralph Black Rock: a Tale of the Selkirks
No date, no edition. The story of the book is true, and chief of the failures in the making of the book is this: That it is not all the truth. The light is not bright enough, the shadow is not black enough to give a true picture of that bit of Wetern life to which the writer was some small part. Because a man's life is all he has, and because the only hope of the brave young West lies in it's men, this story is told. It may be that the tragic pity of a broken life may move some to pray, and that the divine power there is in a single brave heart to summon forth hope and courage may move some to fight. If so, the tale is not told in vain. /C. W. G. The corners are worn through, and there is some wear on the top and bottom edges. Both ends of the spine have some wear. The green binding has a picture of a distant place. The binding is tight but inside the front and back covers the binding is somewhat loose. 270 pages, approximately half a dozen pages have varying marks on them. None to disturb the text. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Grosset & Dunlap
New York, 
Hardcover, Cloth, Pictorial
Good with no dust jacket


000923; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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22 Cooper, Fenimore; Rhys, Ernest [edited by] The Last of the Mohicans: a Narrative of 1757
From Everyman's Library. A narrative of the Mohicans, other Indian tribes, and the clashes among them. The binding is very nice, with very slight wear at the spine top, a vertical line about 2" on the spine near the bottom, and a spot on the back. The pages and spine are tight. Lettering and design on the spine are done in gilt, still bright. 396 pages, no marks or tears. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
J. M. Dent & Sons
London, England, 1930, 
Hardcover, Cloth
Very Good with no dust jacket


000873; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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23 Cooper, Walter Briefs: a Virile Display of Verse Witty and Gay
0789304066 / 9780789304063; Uncover the fun and sexy attractions of gay life and love. This humorous, eye-popping picture book of verse butch and nancy is sure to tickle your fancy. View hunks in trunks and leathers and feathers in 40 vivid and original color illustrations. "On parallel bars/I'd fix my glasses/on powerful thighs/and world-class asses. " It also includes verse of the stars: "You'd never guess/to look at him now/but Taurus the bull/was Doris the cow. " 79 pages, filled with a variety of verse and drawings; it's a great book! 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Universe Publications
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2000, 
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket


001383; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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24 Cooper, Walter Briefs: a Virile Display of Verse Witty and Gay
0789304066 / 9780789304063; Uncover the fun and sexy attractions of gay life and love. This humorous, eye-popping picture book of verse butch and nancy is sure to tickle your fancy. View hunks in trunks and leathers and feathers in 40 vivid and original color illustrations. "On parallel bars/I'd fix my glasses/on powerful thighs/and world-class asses. " It also includes verse of the stars: "You'd never guess/to look at him now/but Taurus the bull/was Doris the cow. " 79 pages, filled with a variety of verse and drawings; it's a great book! 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Universe Publications
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2000, 
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket


001384; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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25 Craughwell, Thomas J. Urban Legends - 666 Absolutely True Stories That Happened to a Friend. of a Friend. of a Friend
0760762112 / 9780760762110; Do you remember the urban legends that you heard as a teenager, and later on? I remember one about the couple on a date, when they get a flat tire on a dark and lonely road, and the young man gets out to change it; he doesn't come back for the longest time, and when she gets out to investigate, he's been murdered (guess they shouldn't have been there! ) . Finally, a great collection of urban legends are gathered into one book. Despite their outrageousness, or maybe because of it, urban legends get told and retold countless times. Friends pass them on, thus a story becomes a legend. And even if it doesn't sound entirely plausible, a legend always satisfies some basic human emotion - fear, embarrassment, hope, or revenge, to name but a few. And whether you believe them or not, you'll find yourself compulsively reading every one of these urban legends just to see what could possibly happen next! These stories do leave an impression, and you may find yourself telling them over and over again. 687 pages including an index. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Barnes & Noble Books
New York, 2002, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


002731; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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