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Dream life; a fable of the seasons [Introductory. -- Dreams of boyhood. -- Dreams of youth. -- Dreams of manhood. -- Dreams of age.]
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Dream life; a fable of the seasons [Introductory. -- Dreams of boyhood. -- Dreams of youth. -- Dreams of manhood. -- Dreams of age.]

By Marvel, Ik., [Mitchell, Donald Grant], 1822-1908. ; Benedict, Charles W., Stereotyper; Scribner, Charles,; 1821-1871. ; (Publisher)

New York, Charles Scribner, [New York: Stereotyped by C.W. Benedict: 201 William St.], 1851, 1851. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st edition, 1st printing, 1st state with sterotyper's colophon on copyright page, 5 flat dots before "56" on page vi, broken "World" on page vii ; frontispiece ; 1 preliminary leaf, vii, [11]-286 pages frontispiece 20 cm ; textured blind-stamped green cloth with gold decorations and designs ; no dustjacket ; LC: PS2404; Dewey: 818 ; Ik. Marvel was the pseudonym of Donald Grant Mitchell ; BAL,; 13931; Wright, L.H. Amer. fiction, 1851-1875,; 1721 ; OCLC: 947726521 ; a beautiful copy ; copy of N. B. Heath, historian of Company E, 355th infantry, AEF, 1918 ; Contents: With My Aunt Tabithty - With My Reader - DREAMS OF BOYHOOD - Spring - Rain In The Garret - School Dreams - Boy Sentiment - A Friend Made & Friend Lost - Boy Religion - A New England Squire - The Country Church - A Home Scene - DREAMS OF YOUTH - Summer - Cloister Life - First Ambition - College Romance - First Look At The World - A Broken Home - Family Confidence - A Good Wife - A Broken Hope - DREAMS OF MANHOOD - Autumn - Pride Of Manliness - Man Of The World - Manly Hope - Manly Love - Cheer & Children - Dream Of Darkness - Peace - DREAMS OF AGE - Winter - What Is Gone - What Is Left - Grief And Joy Of Age - The End Of Dream ; "TWELVE years ago, this autumn, when I had finished the concluding chapters of this little book, I wrote a letter of Dedication to Washington Irving, and forwarding it by mail to Sunnyside, begged his permission to print it. I think I shall gratify a rational curiosity of my readers (however much they may condemn my vanity) if I give his reply in full: 'Mr Dear Sir, Though I have a great disinclination in "general to be the object of literary oblations and "compliments, yet in the present instance, I have "enjoyed your writings with such peculiar relish, "and been so drawn toward the author by the *" qualities of head and heart evinced in them, that I confess I feel gratified by a dedication, over flattering as I may deem it, which may serve :it's an outward sign that we are cordially linked together in sympathies and friendship...Ever, my dear Sir, Yours, very truly, Washington Irving.'SUNNTSIDE, NOV. 1851. I had been personally presented to Mr. Irving for the first time, only a year before, under the introduction of my good friend, Mr. Clark (the veteran Editor of the old Knickerbocker in its palmy days). Thereafter I had met him from time to time, and had paid a charming visit to his delightful home of Sunnyside. But it was after the date of the publication of this book, and during the summer of 1852, that I saw Mr. Irving more familiarly, and came to appreciate more fully that charming bonhomie, and geniality in his character, which we all recognize so constantly in his writings. And if I set down here a few recollectious of that pleasant intercourse, they will, I am sure, more than make good the place of the old letter of Dedication, and will serve to keep alive the association 1 wish to cherish, between my little book, and the name of the distinguished author who so kindly showed me his favor... I saw Mr. Irving afterward repeatedly in New York, and passed two delightful days at Sunnyside. I can never forget a drive with him upon a crisp autumn mornmg through Sleepy Hollow, and all the notable localities of his neighborhood, in the course of which he kindly called my attention in the most unaffected and incidental way to those which had been specially illustrated by his pen; and with a rare humor recounted to me some of his boyish adventures among the old Dutch farmers of this region. Most of all, it is impossible for me to forget the rare kindliness of his manner, his friendly suggestions, and the beaming expression of his eye. I met it last, at the little stile, from which I strolled away to the station at Deamian; and when I saw the kind face again, it was in the coffin, at the little church, where he attended service." ; a near FINE copy, with a very few marks, slight foxing, scarce important 19th century American popular fiction.

$750.00

Fresh gleanings; or, A new sheaf from the old fields of continental Europe.[First step toward the continent. Paul Pry. Torquay. The  Inn by the bridge. The zebra. Saint Hiliers. The Island of Jersey. La Hogue Bie. La Solitude. The World of Paris. Land. Going into Paris. First scenes. The Valet and the merchant. The government of Paris. Les Maisons Garnies. Story of Le Merle. The cafe. The restaurant. Le Grand Vatel. Cheap dinners. The modern cook. The religion of Paris. Le Physique de Paris. An old chronicle of the city. The Country towns and inns of France. Gazetteers. Inns and cafes of Lyon. Shows of Lyons. Les Messageries Generales. French roadside. Limoges. Rouen. Nismes. Provence. Marseilles. France rural. A Gallop through southern Aus
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Fresh gleanings; or, A new sheaf from the old fields of continental Europe.[First step toward the continent. Paul Pry. Torquay. The Inn by the bridge. The zebra. Saint Hiliers. The Island of Jersey. La Hogue Bie. La Solitude. The World of Paris. Land. Going into Paris. First scenes. The Valet and the merchant. The government of Paris. Les Maisons Garnies. Story of Le Merle. The cafe. The restaurant. Le Grand Vatel. Cheap dinners. The modern cook. The religion of Paris. Le Physique de Paris. An old chronicle of the city. The Country towns and inns of France. Gazetteers. Inns and cafes of Lyon. Shows of Lyons. Les Messageries Generales. French roadside. Limoges. Rouen. Nismes. Provence. Marseilles. France rural. A Gallop through southern Aus

By Marvel, Ik., [Mitchell, Donald Grant], 1822-1908.

New York, Charles. Scribner, (1847) 1851, 1851. Book. Good. Hardcover. Reissue of the 1847 volume, with a new preface ; vii, [2], 336 p. 19 cm. ; Bal 13930 ;LCCN: 03-15494 ; LC: D919; Dewey: 914 ; OCLC: 1711142 ; green stamped cloth with gold designs ; no dustjacket ; no lines present on copyright page ; edges trimmed; "You know that I had learned to use the sickle on our farm-land in the valley, before I went away;-and could bind up the ears at harvest, with the stoutest of any men. Now here, I bring back these Gleanings from beyond the Waters:-I have plucked a grain-head here, and a grain-head there; but only since I have come home, and only at your request, have I bound a few together in a Sheaf. Here it is, homely and rude as our pastures upon the hills: but it has a fragrance for me-dare I hope it can have as much for you? In the binding up, it has made scenes come back, and stir my soul, as I thought it could not be stirred twice. Yet is it useless-altogether useless-the effort to make words paint the passions that blaze in a man's heart, as he wanders for the first time over the glorious old highways of Europe! This sheaf, Mary, is a sheaf of tares. You might pardon it: but there is that sly-faced step-dame-the Public-whom, as yet, I do not know at all,-whom as yet, I tremble to face; and I fear greatly, that she will look with a colder eye than yours, over these Gleanings, thrown together with the same free and careless hand, with which I used to tie up the last sheaves before a shower. But it is too late now to waver: and if I have not one kind look save yours, I hope I may have the courage to say, in the submissive spirit of Medea:- Eatur-nihil recuso-merui."--Preface ; "Your gleanings are a better gift, than most of the heavy-legged reapers, who have had the field to themselves, have been able to make up from the first cuttings. They have been usually such a dash-a-head, bungling set, that half the best grain has been left on the ground. Besides, they have altogether neglected many little nooks and hollows. Nor are your gatherings any the less charming, or gift-worthy, that you have tied them up quietly in a corner of the fence-and left, too, some odd flowers among the heavy grain-heads. Only give the public the thrashing of your sheaf, and wait the result. Speaking critically, it is as pleasant a book as one could desire for summer reading-as pleasant as he will easily get, if he be unreasonable enough to desire a better. It comes to us, too, in a guise of quaint elegance; a somethin half way between the finical rudeness o the old style, and the hard monotonous brilliance of modern typography-an appearance which happily accords with the matter and manner of the writing, a mixture, as it is, of fastidious simplicity and quaintness, an intense love for nature in art, a quiet liking for the unique, an occasional conceit, and some touches of to affectation 'e like the old-looking title-page;- there is as much difference in title-pages, as in the tying of different persons' cravats-we like the apt motto from Herodotus-we like the little vignette, a simple sheaf of grain, not too bulky, tied with a wisp of its own straw-an unaffected emblem of the author's modest "gleanings," which he has gathered wanderingly, at random, and bound them up under the shadow of a tree, with an air of indolent nicety. We like, too, the dividing of his briefly-noticed topics, by neither chapter or figure, but plain cap. tions and a large plain initial-a style of the last century, unassuming and beautiful enough to be brought back again for books of a certain kind...He has, therefore, in his jottings, a little more of what he has seen, than of what he has found out-he is more observant than inquiring-the reverse of most American travellers." ---CRITIC A. L American Whig Review, Volume 6 1847 ; Contents: First step toward the continent. Paul Pry. Torquay. The Inn by the bridge. The zebra. Saint Hiliers. The Island of Jersey. La Hogue Bie. La Solitude. The World of Paris. etc ; covers somewhat worn ; G.

$225.00

Frank among the rancheros [Rocky mountain series] [A Novel Battle--franks New Home--twelve Thousand Dollars--frank Proves Himself A Hero--the Fight In The Court--the Mysteries Solved--frank Meets A Highwayman--colonel Arthur Vane--arthur Plans Revenge--off For The Mountains--pierre And His Band--a Dinner In The Mountains--more Treachery--the Escape--the Struggle On The Cliff--conclusion]
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Frank among the rancheros [Rocky mountain series] [A Novel Battle--franks New Home--twelve Thousand Dollars--frank Proves Himself A Hero--the Fight In The Court--the Mysteries Solved--frank Meets A Highwayman--colonel Arthur Vane--arthur Plans Revenge--off For The Mountains--pierre And His Band--a Dinner In The Mountains--more Treachery--the Escape--the Struggle On The Cliff--conclusion]

By Castlemon, Harry, 1842-1915 [Fosdick, Charles A. 1842 - 1915]; Henry T. Coates & Co.,

Philadelphia : Henry T. Coates & Co., 1896, ©1896, 1896. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 254 pages, [2] pp. ; 3 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm. ; red black, gold and green pictorial boards ; dark teal endpapers ; No dustjacket ; LCCN: 2016-657617 ; Added series title page./ In original publisher's binding. OCLC: 17915481; "Frank's adventures continue out West in this latest installment of Harry Castlemon's Rocky Mountain series. Frank Among the Rancheros was originally published in 1865 but lived on in reprints for many years to come." ; "Pull him along, Carlos! Pull him along! shouted a young gentleman about sixteen years of age, as he danced about on the back porch of his uncle's house, in a state of great excitement; "why don't you pull him along?" "He'll come, after awhile," replied the person addressed; "but he is very wild and obstinate." The boy on the porch was almost beside himself - so much so, in fact, that he found it utterly impossible to stand still. He was jumping wildly about, swinging his arms around his head, and laughing and shouting at the top of his lungs." ; Contents: A Novel Battle--franks New Home--twelve Thousand Dollars--frank Proves Himself A Hero--the Fight In The Court--the Mysteries Solved--frank Meets A Highwayman--colonel Arthur Vane--arthur Plans Revenge--off For The Mountains--pierre And His Band--a Dinner In The Mountains--more Treachery--the Escape--the Struggle On The Cliff--conclusion ; by Harry Castlemon, author of the Gun-boat series, the Go-ahead series, etc. ; pencilled name on front flyhleaf ; FINE.

$55.00

1000 lights : 1878 to present [One thousand lights] = 1000 Leuchten; 1000 luminaires
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1000 lights : 1878 to present [One thousand lights] = 1000 Leuchten; 1000 luminaires

By Fiell, Charlotte, 1965- ; Fiell, Peter, 1968- ; Haag, Karin. Rapp, Brigitte. Bosser, Jacques. Dumont-Agarwal, Marie.

Cologne : Taschen, 2006, 2006. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 703 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm ; In English; Parallel text in English, German and French. ; flexible color photographic cover ; no dustjacket ; ISBN: 9783822852873; 3822852872; National Library: 013456004 ; LC: NK6196; Dewey: 749.63 ; OCLC: 226057386 ; Originally published in two volumes, 2005./ Includes bibliographical references (pages 698-700) and index. ; "Presented chronologically by decade are history's most interesting electric lights, from Swan and Edison's first incandescent light bulbs to Tiffany's beautiful leaded glass shades to completely outrageous designs from the late 1960s and 1970s to the latest high-tech LED products...." ; "Proof of its historical significance is the large and ambitious Taschen book "1000 Lights", with its collection of the 1000 most important lamps" ; FINE.

$74.00

Unpacking my library : writers and their books [Alison Bechdel -- Stephen Carter -- Junot Diaz -- Rebecca Goldstein and Steven Pinker -- Lev Grossman and Sophie Gee -- Jonathan Lethem -- Claire Messud and James Wood -- Philip Pullman -- Gary Shteyngart -- Edmund White]
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Unpacking my library : writers and their books [Alison Bechdel -- Stephen Carter -- Junot Diaz -- Rebecca Goldstein and Steven Pinker -- Lev Grossman and Sophie Gee -- Jonathan Lethem -- Claire Messud and James Wood -- Philip Pullman -- Gary Shteyngart -- Edmund White]

By Price, Leah. [Alison Bechdel -- Stephen Carter -- Junot Diaz -- Rebecca Goldstein and Steven Pinker -- Lev Grossman and Sophie Gee -- Jonathan Lethem -- Claire Messud and James Wood -- Philip Pullman -- Gary Shteyngart -- Edmund White.]

New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, 2011, 2011. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 1st printing ; 201 pages : color illustrations ; 15 x 21 cm ; no dustjacket ; color photographic boards ; ISBN: 9780300170924 ((cloth ;); 0300170920 ((cloth ;); National Library: 015903393 LCCN: 2011-22679 ; LC: Z1039.A87; Dewey: 028/.9 ; OCLC: 711045635 ; "As words and stories are increasingly disseminated through digital means, the significance of the book as object, whether pristine collectible or battered relic, is growing as well. This book spotlights the personal libraries of thirteen favorite novelists who share their collections with readers. Photographs provide full views of the libraries and close-ups of individual volumes: first editions, worn textbooks, pristine hardcovers, and childhood companions. In her introduction, the author muses on the history and future of the bookshelf, asking what books can tell us about their owners and what readers can tell us about their collections. Supplementing the photographs are interviews with each author, which probe the relation of writing to reading, collecting, and arranging books. Each writer provides a list of top ten favorite titles, offering unique personal histories along with suggestions for every bibliophile." ; "As words and stories are increasingly disseminated through digital means, the significance of the book as object-whether pristine collectible or battered relic-is growing as well. Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books spotlights the personal libraries of thirteen favorite novelists who share their collections with readers. Stunning photographs provide full views of the libraries and close-ups of individual volumes: first editions, worn textbooks, pristine hardcovers, and childhood companions. In her introduction, Leah Price muses on the history and future of the bookshelf, asking what books can tell us about their owners and what readers can tell us about their collections. Supplementing the photographs are Price's interviews with each author, which probe the relation of writing to reading, collecting, and arranging books. Each writer provides a list of top ten favorite titles, offering unique personal histories along with suggestions for every bibliophile." FINE.

$40.00

Collection: The Witness, Ladybird, Job\'s Niece, The Girl of the Woods, The Girl from Montana, The Obsession of Victoria Gracen, The Street of the City, Spice Box, The Search, A New Name, Found Treasure, Crimson Roses, Crimson Mountain, Brentwood, Blue Ruin, All Through the Night
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Collection: The Witness, Ladybird, Job's Niece, The Girl of the Woods, The Girl from Montana, The Obsession of Victoria Gracen, The Street of the City, Spice Box, The Search, A New Name, Found Treasure, Crimson Roses, Crimson Mountain, Brentwood, Blue Ruin, All Through the Night

By Hill, Grace Livingston, 1865-1947.

New York [New York] : Grosset & Dunlap, 1943-1949, 1949. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Collection of 17 of Grace Livingston Hill's novels, 1940's reprints with color pictorial dustjackets, some chipped ; Includes: The Witness, Ladybird, Job's Niece, The Girl of the Woods, The Girl from Montana, The Obsession of Victoria Green, The Secret of the City, Spice Box, The Search, A New Name, Found Trasure, Crimson Roses, Crimson Mountain, Brentwood, Blue Ruin, All Through the Night ; "Grace Livingston Hill is the beloved author of more than 100 books. Read and enjoyed by millions, her wholesome stories contain adventure, romance, and the heartwarming triumphs of people faced with the problems of life and love." ; Synopses: The Witness: "Star athlete, student, and fraternity president, Paul Courtland watches while a college classmate falls to an untimely death. Struck by his own part in the tragedy, he seeks solace" ; All Through the Night: "Following the death of her grandmother, Dale struggles to face the challenges." ; Ladybird: Fraley meets George Seagrave who is heading West to take over the ministry of a small church. She helps him prepare for is assignment and he helps her resettle in New York ; Job's Niece: Will Doris Dunbar be able to keep her family together now that her beloved father is dead? ; Girl of the Woods: Revel Radcliffe is depressed by the news of his father's approaching second marriage, so he seeks solace in the woods he loves. There he meets Margaret.; Girl from Montana: "A young Montana woman, bred in the mountain wilderness and left without family following her brother's death, attempts to escape" ; Obsession of Victoria Gracen: "Miss Gracen's patience, love, consideration, understanding and companionship help to change the lives of four boys" ; Street of the City: "When a handsome young man comes to tell Frannie that her mother is very ill, she wants nothing more than to go home. But her kind messenger assures her that he will take care of everything" ; Spice Box: "Janet Whitmore has suffered a great loss, and fearing for her future, she leaves all that is familiar, venturing into a snow storm." ; The Search: "In the midst of a desperate world war, spirited Ruth Macdonald helps a lonely soldier find the love he longs for." ; A New Name: "Now a wealthy man, Greg Sterling heads back east to make a name for himself. But on his first day home, he stumbles on a down-and-out young woman " ; Found Treasure: "A sixteen-year-old tries to shed her tomboy image" ; Crimson Roses: "Roses from a mysterious stranger lead to romance for a poor unobtrusive working girl" ; Crimson Mountain: "Laurel Sheridan overhears a sinister plot ot blow up the local defense plant and decides she must try to tell" ; Brentwood: "An adopted girl seeks her own family after her foster parents die." ; Blue Ruin: "Lynette has loved dark, handsome Dana Whipple all her life. Now her dreams for their shared future can at last come true. Then suddenly.."; VG/G.

$235.00

A sailor in spite of himself [Famous standard juvenile libraries] [Afloat and Ashore series] [despite himself]
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A sailor in spite of himself [Famous standard juvenile libraries] [Afloat and Ashore series] [despite himself]

By Castlemon, Harry, 1842 - 1915 [Fosdick, Charles A. 1842 - 1915]. illustrations by White

Philadelphia, Henry T. Coates & Co., 1897, 1897. Book. Fine. Hardcover. iv, 415, 10 pages plates 20 cm ; illustrated ; OCLC: 11846175 ; "Famous standard juvenile libraries": 10 p. at end. ; Cf. BAL p. 90 .; tan, orange and black pictorial boards ; no dustjacket ; dark teal endpapers ; name on front flyleaf ; "A Sailor in Spite of Himself was the second installment in the rarely discussed Afloat and Ashore series. All three books of the series were written and published in 1897 and mark the final phase of his long and prolific career." ; "ALLOO, Blues! What are you doing -- What are you Whites doing out here?--We came out to see you beaten.--You did? Then we would advise you to pull ashore immediately, for that is something you will not see this day.--Won't we, indeed? You'll soon tell a different tale. In less than an hour you will pull off those blue rosettes and throw them overboard.--On the contrary, in less than an hour the boys who wear those blue rosettes will be cheering the champions of the state--out here?"--Ha! Tell that to the marines. Perhaps they will believe it." ; Contents: Simpson Tells A Secret--Johnny Is Disgusted--Scotty's Plan And How It Ended--Gus Has A Benefit--Father And Son--Bob At Home--Ben Surprises Everybody--Bob Gets Some Money--Bob Calls On A Lawyer--A two-hundred dollar pearl--Leon's War Becord--"ben Watson Dreamed It All," --One Disposed Of--Joe Successful Again--Gus Hears The News--A Sailor In Spite Of Himself--The Deserters--A Mutiny--A Familiar Face--Who Wrote The Codicil?--Sam Is Discharged--The Telegram--Conclusion ; FINE.

$60.00

Understanding telephone electronics [he telephone system - The conventional telephone set - Electronic speech circuits - Electronic dialing and ringing circuits - A microcomputer in the telephone - Digital transmission techniques - Electronics in the central office - Network transmissions - Modems: telephone service for computers - Wireless telephones]
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Understanding telephone electronics [he telephone system - The conventional telephone set - Electronic speech circuits - Electronic dialing and ringing circuits - A microcomputer in the telephone - Digital transmission techniques - Electronics in the central office - Network transmissions - Modems: telephone service for computers - Wireless telephones]

By Fike, John L. ; Friend, George E. ; with contributions by Gerald Luecke, Chaqrles W. Battle, Andrew Chisholm, Sebastino D'Arrigo, Angelo Di Giovanni, Richard M. Pearson, Peter A Roe

Dallas, Texas : Texas Instruments, 1983, 1983. Book. Good. Soft cover. 1 volume (287 pages in various pagings) : illustrations ; 21 cm. ; ISBN: 0895120569 ((pbk.)); 9780895120564 ((pbk.)) LCCN: 82-74287 ; LC: TK6401; Dewey: 621.385; OCLC: 9387494 ; red stiff paper wrappers with white and black lettering ; Contents: The telephone system - The conventional telephone set - Electronic speech circuits - Electronic dialing and ringing circuits - A microcomputer in the telephone - Digital transmission techniques - Electronics in the central office - Network transmissions - Modems: telephone service for computers - Wireless telephones ; includes quizzes and tests ; "An overview of telephone networking introduces you to the components and how they are connected with the real world. You then learn the basics of the nonelectronic telephone set - and get an understanding of vital telephone functions. The book explores speech signal processing, telephone line interfacing, tone and pulse generation, and ringers. These concepts and principles are accompanied by a thorough look at the world of digital communications. The book spells out the advantages and disadvantages of digital transmission, sampling, coding, and the various formats of multiplexed systems. The Central Office and all the various transmission modes are included, providing a complete look at telephone systems. Plus, you learn the evolving features of network transmission and wireless telephones" ; G.

$19.00

The Godfather companion : everything you ever wanted to know about all three Godfather films
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The Godfather companion : everything you ever wanted to know about all three Godfather films

By Biskind, Peter.

New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1990, 1990. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 1st printing ; 193 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm ; ISBN: 0060965797 ((paper)); 9780060965792 ((paper)) LCCN: 90-55494 ; LC: PN1997.G56833; Dewey: 791.43/75 ; OCLC: 22311230 ; paperback ; "To be published simultaneously with Paramount's release of Godfather III and including stills from the movie, here is everything the true Godfather fan could want--facts, quotes, quizzes, behind-the-scenes stories, and photos from all three films." ; stamp of The Carter Center, Atlanta on front endpaper ; VG.

$26.00

The I ching of the goddess [The family of the Elements - The Fu Hsi arrangement - The meaning of divination - The First Octave - The second Octave - The third Octave - the fourth Octave - The fifth Octave - The sixth Octave - The seventh Octave - The eighth Octave - Bilbliography]
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The I ching of the goddess [The family of the Elements - The Fu Hsi arrangement - The meaning of divination - The First Octave - The second Octave - The third Octave - the fourth Octave - The fifth Octave - The sixth Octave - The seventh Octave - The eighth Octave - Bilbliography]

By Walker, Barbara G.

San Francisco ; Cambridge, Hagerstown, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, London, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney : Harper & Row,1986, 1986. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. [1st edition, 1st printing] ; 114 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm. ; Perennial library; ISBN: 0062509241 ((pbk.)); 9780062509246 ((pbk.)) LCCN: 86-45029 ; LC: BF1751; Dewey: 133.3/3 ; OCLC: 13524319 ; Includes bibliographical references (page 114). ; stamp of The Carter Center, Atlanta on front endpaper ; Contents: The family of the Elements - The Fu Hsi arrangement - The meaning of divination - The First Octave - The second Octave - The third Octave - the fourth Octave - The fifth Octave - The sixth Octave - The seventh Octave - The eighth Octave - Bilbliography ; VG.

$49.00

Out to Canaan
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Out to Canaan

By Karon, Jan, 1937-

New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1997, 1997. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 342 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. ; Contents: A tea and a half -- Step by step -- Eden -- A full house -- Out to Canaan -- A small boom -- Housewarming -- Political barbecue -- Life in the fast lane -- Those who are able -- Amazing Grace -- Waiting -- The fields are white -- Play ball -- Day into night -- Bookends -- Deep blue sea -- A cup of kindness -- Fernbank -- New every morning -- Lion and lamb. ; ISBN: 9780140265682 ((pbk.)); 0140265686 ((pbk.)); LCCN: 97-5867 ; LC: PS3561.A678; Dewey: 813/.54 ; OCLC: 36470137 ; "A novel on a small town in the heartland of America. A brash new mayoral candidate is calling for development, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing, Father Tim, the Episcopalian rector and his vivacious wife are pondering retirement and someone is wheeling and dealing to turn Mitford's finest house into a spa. By the author of At Home in Mitford." ; "Millions of readers have come home to Mitford, the little town with the big heart, whose endearing and eccentric residents have become like family members. But now change is coming to the hamlet. Father Tim, the Episcopal rector, and his wife Cynthia are pondering retirement; a brash new mayoral candidate is calling for aggressive development; a suspicious realtor with plans for a health spa is eyeing the beloved house on the hill; and, worst of all, the Sweet Stuff Bakery may be closing. Meanwhile, ordinary people are leading the extraordinary lives that hundreds of thousands of readers have found so inviting and inspiring. Peopled with the lovable cast of characters familiar to so many, and peppered with plenty of new and colorful personalities, Out to Canaan is filled to the brim with the mysteries and miracles that make everyday life worth living, and that make Mitford one of the most memorable small towns in recent literature." ; book store stamp ; VG.

$12.00

David Copperfield [Penguin popular classics]
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David Copperfield [Penguin popular classics]

By Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.

London ; New York : Penguin Books, 1994, 1994. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Penguin/Godfrey Cave ed.; 716 pages ; 18 cm. ; Penguin popular classics ; ISBN: 0140620265; 9780140620269 ; LC: PR4558; Dewey: 823.8; Fic ; OCLC: 31338191 ; paperback ; "First published 1849-50." ; David Copperfield is the story of a young man's adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his brilliant, but ultimately unworthy school-friend Steerforth; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; his nemesis, the eternally humble Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora; and the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one of literature's great comic creations. In David Copperfield - the novel he described as his 'favourite child' - Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create one of his most exuberant and enduringly popular works, filled with tragedy and comedy in equal measure. ; a few marks on cover, else VG.

$12.00

A farewell to arms
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A farewell to arms

By Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961.

New York, NY : Quality Paperback Book Club, 1993, ©1957, 1993. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 332 pages ; 21 cm ; paperback ; LC: PS3515.E37; Dewey: 813 ; OCLC: 29942811 ; "A volunteer ambulance driver and a beautiful English nurse fall in love when he is wounded on the Italian front. The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Hemingway's frank portrayal of the love between Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, caught in the inexorable sweep of war, glows with an intensity unrivaled in modern literature, while his description of the German attack on Caporetto -- of lines of fired men marching in the rain, hungry, weary, and demoralized -- is one of the greatest moments in literary history." ; VG.

$12.00

Grace abounding with other spiritual autobiographies [Oxford world's classics] [Grace abounding / John Bunyan -- A relation of the imprisonment of Mr. John Bunyan -- Confessions / Richard Norwood -- A short history of the life of John Crook -- The lost sheep found / Lawrence Clarkson -- The narrative of the persecution of Agnes Beaumont -- Appendix: Radical and nonconformist groups in seventeenth-century England]
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Grace abounding with other spiritual autobiographies [Oxford world's classics] [Grace abounding / John Bunyan -- A relation of the imprisonment of Mr. John Bunyan -- Confessions / Richard Norwood -- A short history of the life of John Crook -- The lost sheep found / Lawrence Clarkson -- The narrative of the persecution of Agnes Beaumont -- Appendix: Radical and nonconformist groups in seventeenth-century England]

By Bunyan, John, 1628-1688. ; Stachniewski, John. ; Pacheco, Anita. ; Richard Norwood ; Lawrence Clarkson

Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998, 1998. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. lv, 279 pages ; 20 cm.; ISBN: 0192821326; 9780192821324; 9780199554980; 0199554986; National Library: 011942126; LCCN: 97-41682 ; LC: PR3329; Dewey: 274.2/07/0922; B ; OCLC: 37731680 ; Contents: Grace abounding / John Bunyan -- A relation of the imprisonment of Mr. John Bunyan -- Confessions / Richard Norwood -- A short history of the life of John Crook -- The lost sheep found / Lawrence Clarkson -- The narrative of the persecution of Agnes Beaumont -- Appendix: Radical and nonconformist groups in seventeenth-century England. ; "`I evidently saw that unless the great God of his infinite grace and bounty, had voluntarily chosen me to be a vessel of mercy, though I should desire, and long, and labour until my heart did break, no good could come of it . . . How can you tell you are Elected?' (GA, 47) In seventeenth-century England, the Calvinist doctrine of predestination, with its belief in the predetermined salvation of the few and damnation of the many, led many Christians to an anguished search for evidence of God's favour. John Bunyan's Grace Abounding records this spiritual crisis and itsgruelling fluctuations between hope and despair in all its psychological intensity. It is a classic of spiritual autobiography - a genre which flourished in seventeenth-century England, as anxiety over one's spiritual state encouraged rigorous self-scrutiny and the sharing of spiritual experiences. This edition sets Grace Abounding alongside four of the most interesting and varied contemporary spiritual autobiographies, making its cultural milieu more meaningful to the modern reader." ; VG.

$22.00

Ivanhoe [Wordsworth classics]
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Ivanhoe [Wordsworth classics]

By Scott, Walter, 1771-1832.

London : Wordsworth Editions Ltd., 1995, 1995. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 390 pages ; 20 cm. ; ISBN: 1853262021 ((pbk.)); 9781853262029 ((pbk.) ; LC: PR5318; Dewey: 823.7 ; OCLC: 32200870 ; paperback ; "Set in the reign of Richard I, Coeur de Lion, Ivanhoe is packed with memorable incidents - sieges, ambushes and combats - and equally memorable characters: Cedric of Rotherwood, the die-hard Saxon; his ward Rowena; the fierce Templar knight, Sir Brian de Bois-Gilbert; the Jew, Isaac of York, and his beautiful, spirited daughter Rebecca; Wamba and Gurth, jester and swineherd respectively. Scott explores the conflicts between the Crown and the powerful Barons, between the Norman overlords and the conquered Saxons, and between Richard and his scheming brother, Prince John. At the same time he brings into the novel the legendary Robin Hood and his band, and creates a brilliant, colourful account of the age of chivalry with all its elaborate rituals and costumes and its values of honour and personal glory." ; .

$12.00

A Grand Street reader [House opposite, Working for a living, A house divided, Thieving, Cathay, Lost sons, The old left, Saks Fifth Avenue, Arcadia, Hiding, Claire's lover's church, Shoe, The nuisance, harry and Sylvia and Sylvia and So On, Sounds, Heatherdown, Lost property, Last home holiday, Kwi-kwi kwa-kwa, A late debut, Translating Proust, Spying in Spain and Elsewhere, For George Orwell, Revolutionary requirements etc, The culture gulch of the Times, Dishonoring Partisan Review, Notes on selling out]
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A Grand Street reader [House opposite, Working for a living, A house divided, Thieving, Cathay, Lost sons, The old left, Saks Fifth Avenue, Arcadia, Hiding, Claire's lover's church, Shoe, The nuisance, harry and Sylvia and Sylvia and So On, Sounds, Heatherdown, Lost property, Last home holiday, Kwi-kwi kwa-kwa, A late debut, Translating Proust, Spying in Spain and Elsewhere, For George Orwell, Revolutionary requirements etc, The culture gulch of the Times, Dishonoring Partisan Review, Notes on selling out]

By Sonnenberg, Ben, editor ; with an introduction by Murray Kempton ; Luis Brunuel, Alexander Cockburn, San Jacobson, Michael Train, Frank Hauser, Djuna Barnes, Sandra McPherson, William Logan, W S Merwin, Nicholas Christopher, Mary Jo Salter, Claud Cockburn

New York : Summit Books, ©1986, 1986. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. [1st edition, 1st printing] ; 422 pp. ; 24 cm. ; LC:PN6014.G7 1986; ISBN:0671629697 ; OCLC: 13270864 ; LCCN: 86005687 ; stiff paper wrappers ; paperback ; Contents: House opposite / N K Narayan - Working for a living . Alice Munro - A house divided / David Walton - Thieving / Norman Rush - Cathay / Steven Milhauser - Lost sons / James Salter - The old left / Daniel Menaker - Saks Fifth Avenue / Leon Rooke - Arcadia / Charles Dickinson - Hiding /Susan Minot - Claire's Lover's Church / Teri Ruch - Shoe / Heidi Jon Schmidt - The Nuisance / Penelope Gilliatt - Harry and Sylvia and Sylvia and Son On / Welch D. Everman - Poems : Narcissus explains / Richard Howard - Babel aboard the Hellas International express / Amy Clampitt - Effet et Neige / John Hollander - Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Ground / Donald Finkel - The biographies of solitude / Irving Feldman - Telemetry before impact / George Starbuck - The thought that counts / Tom Disch - Memoirs: Sounds / Luis Brunuel - Heatherdown / Alexander Cockburn - Lost property / Ben Sonnenberg - Last home holiday / Dan Jacobson - Kwi-kwi, kwa-kwa / Michael Train - A late debut / Frank Hauser - Poems: Work-in-Progress / Djuna Barnes - Fringecups / Sandra McPherson - Moorhen / William Logan - Emigre / W. S. Merwin - The partisan / Nicholas Christopher - On reading a writer's letters / Mary Jo Salter - Articles: Translating Proust / Terence Kilmartin - Spying in Spain and Elsewhere / Claud Cockburn - For George Orwell / Christopher Hitchens - Revolutionary requirements, etc / Dorothy Gallagher - The culture gulch of the Time / Joh L. hess - Dishonoring Partisan Review / Murray Kempton - Notes on selling out / Dwight Macdonald ; stamp of The Carter Center, Atlanta on front endpaper ; remainder mark at bottom of textblock, else VG.

$55.00

Riley Love-lyrics
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Riley Love-lyrics

By Riley, James Whitcomb, 1849-1916, ; Dyer, W. B. (William Buckingham)

ndianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. : The Bowen-Merrill Company, Brooklyn, N.Y. : Braunworth, Munn & Barber, printers and bookbinders, 16 Nassau Street, 1883, [1905], 1905. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. [1905 printing] ; xx, [2], 23-190, [2] pages : illustrations ; 21 cm ; "Copyright, 1883 ... and 1905 by James Whitcomb Riley"--Title page verso./ Printer statement from title page verso; place of printing follows printer./ Title printed in red and black./ "Other books by James Whitcomb Riley"--Page [vi]. ; "with life pictures by William B. Dyer." ; LCCN: 99-5126 ; OCLC: 779024520 ; LC: PS2704; Dewey: 811 R573riL ; dark green and periwinkle-colored decorations with black and gold vignette on cover ; fully illustrated with over 70 black and white photographs ; missing first bound signature to page 35; POOR, READING COPY ONLY.

$8.00

The E-myth : why most businesses don't work and what to do about it [A guide to the development of a successful business.] [The entrepreneurial myth -- The entrepreneur, the manager, and the technician -- Infancy : the entrepreneurial phase -- Adolescence : getting some help -- Beyond the comfort zone -- Maturity and the entrepreneurial perspective -- The turn-key revolution -- The franchise prototype -- Working on your business, not in it -- The business development process -- Your business development program -- Your primary aim -- Your strategic objective -- Your organizational strategy -- Your management strategy -- Your people strategy -- Your marketing strategy -- Your systems strategy.]
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The E-myth : why most businesses don't work and what to do about it [A guide to the development of a successful business.] [The entrepreneurial myth -- The entrepreneur, the manager, and the technician -- Infancy : the entrepreneurial phase -- Adolescence : getting some help -- Beyond the comfort zone -- Maturity and the entrepreneurial perspective -- The turn-key revolution -- The franchise prototype -- Working on your business, not in it -- The business development process -- Your business development program -- Your primary aim -- Your strategic objective -- Your organizational strategy -- Your management strategy -- Your people strategy -- Your marketing strategy -- Your systems strategy.]

By Gerber, Michael E. ; O'Heffernan, Patrick.

Cambridge, Ma. : Ballinger Pub., 1986, 1986. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. xiv, 162 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm ; ISBN: 0887303625; 9780887303623 ; LCCN: 85-4002 ; paperback ; Contents: The entrepreneurial myth -- The entrepreneur, the manager, and the technician -- Infancy : the entrepreneurial phase -- Adolescence : getting some help -- Beyond the comfort zone -- Maturity and the entrepreneurial perspective -- The turn-key revolution -- The franchise prototype -- Working on your business, not in it -- The business development process -- Your business development program -- Your primary aim -- Your strategic objective -- Your organizational strategy -- Your management strategy -- Your people strategy -- Your marketing strategy -- Your systems strategy. ; "dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business. Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business-from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed-and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business." ; "Michael E. Gerber is a true legend of entrepreneurship. INC. magazine called him "the World's #1 Small Business Guru." He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Michael E. Gerber Companies-a group of highly unique enterprises dedicated to creating world-class start-ups and entrepreneurs in every industry and economy-a company that transforms the way small business owners grow their companies and which has evolved into an empire over its history of nearly three decades." ; stamp of The Carter Center, Atlanta ; VG.

$30.00

Pudd'nhead Wilson ; Those extraordinary twins ; The man that corrupted Hadleyburg [Oxford World's classics]Pudd'nhead Wilson -- Those extraordinary twins -- The man that corrupted Hadleyburg.
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Pudd'nhead Wilson ; Those extraordinary twins ; The man that corrupted Hadleyburg [Oxford World's classics]Pudd'nhead Wilson -- Those extraordinary twins -- The man that corrupted Hadleyburg.

By Twain, Mark, 1835-1910.

Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1992, 1998, 1998. Book. Good. Soft cover. xxxvii, 275 pages ; 20 cm. ; Pudd'nhead Wilson -- Those extraordinary twins -- The man that corrupted Hadleyburg. ; ISBN: 0192837303; 9780192837301 LCCN: 00-265358 ; LC: PS1317.A2; Dewey: 813 ; OCLC: 41986491 ; "Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894), written in a more sombre vein than his other Mississippi writings, was Mark Twain's last serious work of fiction. It reveals the sinister forces that, towards the end of his life, Twain thought to be threatening the American dream. The central plot revolves around the tragedy of "Roxy," a mulatto slave whose attempt to save her son from his fate succeeds only in destroying him. An astringent work which raises the serious issue of racial difference, Pudd'nhead Wilson is considered by the critic F.R. Leavis to be "a classic of the use of popular modes--the sensational and the melodramatic." The volume also includes two other late works by Twain, Those Extraordinary Twins and The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg." ; tear from label on back cover ; G.

$12.00

Politics in Brazil, 1930-1964 : an experiment in democracy [The Vargas Era 1930-1945 - The end of the Estado Novo and the Dutra years - A new Vargas era 1951-1954 - Government by caretaker 1954-1956 - Year sof confidence, the Kubitschek era - Janio Quadros: agonizing interlude - Goulart in power: The deadlock prolonged - Brazilian democracy breaks down: 1963-1964 - The search for a new political order - The United States role in Joao Goulart's fall ]
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Politics in Brazil, 1930-1964 : an experiment in democracy [The Vargas Era 1930-1945 - The end of the Estado Novo and the Dutra years - A new Vargas era 1951-1954 - Government by caretaker 1954-1956 - Year sof confidence, the Kubitschek era - Janio Quadros: agonizing interlude - Goulart in power: The deadlock prolonged - Brazilian democracy breaks down: 1963-1964 - The search for a new political order - The United States role in Joao Goulart's fall ]

By Skidmore, Thomas E. ; cover design,Gerald Pflugh ; Nathaniel Leff, Riordan Roett, Roberto Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Richard Ullman, Roert Packenham, John Wirth, Albert Hirschman, Frank Bonilla, Melvin Croan, Brady Tyson, Helio Jaguaribe, Octavio Dias Car

London : Oxford University Press, 1969, ©1967, 1969. Book. Good. Soft cover. xviii, 446 pages : map ; 21 cm ; ISBN: 0195007840; 9780195007848 LCCN: 67-20406 ; LC: F2538; Dewey: 320.981 ; OCLC: 9755147 ; A Galaxy book ; GB 271;"...ollows three decades of democratic experimentation--and the rise and fall of constitutional government--in Brazil. Beginning with Getulio Vargas' fifteen-year rule and ending with the coup d'etat that ousted President Joao Goulart from office in 1964, Skidmore sets political events in the context of social and economic factors to show how the problems posed by economic expansion, an unfavorable trade balance, inequitable land distribution, and shifting political power have profoundly affected Brazil's growth and stability." ; Contents: The Vargas Era 1930-1945 - The end of the Estado Novo and the Dutra years - A new Vargas era 1951-1954 - Government by caretaker 1954-1956 - Year sof confidence, the Kubitschek era - Janio Quadros: agonizing interlude - Goulart in power: The deadlock prolonged - Brazilian democracy breaks down: 1963-1964 - The search for a new political order - The United States role in Joao Goulart's fall ; slight wear/mark on cover, else G.

$47.00

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