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The Arabian Nights Entertainments

By: N/A

Price: $8.31

Publisher: New York, Rand McNally: 1955

Seller ID: CH-01215


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. View more info

Living on Fire: a Collection of Poems

By: Adair, Virginia Hamilton

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U. S. A., Random House Inc: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001617


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... View more info

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The Black Washingtonians: the Anacostia Museum Illustrated Chronology

By: Anacostia Museum and Center For African American History and Culture; Holmes Norton, Eleanor (Foreword by)

Price: $23.92

Publisher: Somerset, New Jersey, U. S. A., John Wiley & Sons Inc: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003752


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 uned... View more info

Creeds of Faith and Inspiration

By: Andrews, Robin (edited by)

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Blue Mountain Press: 1990

Seller ID: R-01001


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. View more info

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Bhagavadgita

By: Arnold, Sir Edwin

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Mineola, Ny, U. S. A., Dover Publications: 1993

Seller ID: 001032


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. View more info

There's No Such Place As Far Away

By: Bach, Richard

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000568


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. View more info

Scenes from Country Life: Volume VI

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, The Century Company: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000432


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. Illustration... View more info

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New Burlington: the Life and Death of an American Village

By: Baskin, John (with A New Introduction by The Author)

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 2000

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 001633


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 o... View more info

The Great Petrowski: a Fable

By: Berriault, Gina

Price: $7.82

Publisher: Washington, D. C. , U. S.a., Counterpoint: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001535


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 charmi... View more info

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The Shorter Devil's Dictionary

By: Bierce, Ambrose

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Belfast, Appletree Press: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 003392


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 View more info

Jane Eyre

By: Bronte, Charlotte

Price: $5.06

Publisher: New York, Nelson Doubleday Inc.:

Seller ID: 000857


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 pag... View more info

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In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution

By: Brownmiller, Susan

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Dial Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001430


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 passio... View more info

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The Power of Myth

By: Campbell, Joseph, with Moyers, Bill Flowers, Betty Sue (editor)

Price: $16.56

Publisher: New York, NY, Doubleday: 1988

Seller ID: 004054


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 View more info

The Fall and Exile and the Kingdom

By: Camus, Albert; O'Brien, Justin (translated From The French by)

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1958

Seller ID: 003343


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 Parisia... View more info

Reflections on Hometown, USA Growing Up in a Small Town During the 30's and 40's

By: Carlton, Joe

Price: $18.40

Publisher: Elk Grove Village, IL, Majestic Mills Paper: 1989

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 004375


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 sun... View more info

The Annotated Hunting of the Snark - the Definitive Edition

By: Carroll, Lewis; Gardner, Martin (edited with Notes) ; Gopnik, Adam (Introduction)

Price: $19.32

Publisher: New York, NY, W. W. Norton & Company: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004063


"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 infam... View more info

The Jack Tales: Folk Tales from the Southern Appalachians

By: Chase, Richard

Price: $8.74

Publisher: Wilmington, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Houghton Mifflin Company: 1971

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 001469


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 th... View more info

Exception to the Rule

By: Christenson, Laurie

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Owings Mills, Maryland, U. S. A., Watermark Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002693


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) View more info

Notes from a Bottle Found on the Beach At Carmel

By: Connell, Jr. , Evan S.

Price: $32.20

Publisher: New York, NY, Viking Press: 1963

Seller ID: 003772


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... View more info

Black Rock: a Tale of the Selkirks

By: Connor, Ralph

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Seller ID: 000923


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 mo... View more info

The Last of the Mohicans: a Narrative of 1757

By: Cooper, Fenimore; Rhys, Ernest [edited by]

Price: $13.80

Publisher: London, England, J. M. Dent & Sons: 1930

Seller ID: 000873


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. View more info

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Briefs: a Virile Display of Verse Witty and Gay

By: Cooper, Walter

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Universe Publications: 2000

Seller ID: 001383


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, fille... View more info

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Briefs: a Virile Display of Verse Witty and Gay

By: Cooper, Walter

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Universe Publications: 2000

Seller ID: 001384


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, fille... View more info

Urban Legends - 666 Absolutely True Stories That Happened to a Friend. of a Friend. of a Friend

By: Craughwell, Thomas J.

Price: $6.44

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002731


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 becau... View more info

Captive Wild

By: Crisler, Lois

Price: $13.84

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001175


A narrative of the seven years the author spent, with her husband, sharing her home and her life with a female wolf, her mates and wolf-dog pups. After finishing their assignment photographing the wildlife of the Arctic, they decided to bring home the five orphaned tundra wolf cubs they had reared. To have left them would have meant their slow death by starvation. The DJ has a bit of wear on one corner. The cloth binding is lightened at the back about 2" from the bot... View more info