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Fame in the 20th Century

by James, Clive

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KingChamp Books
Published
1993
Condition
Very Good +
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
ISBN
9780679426998
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$5.70

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NY: Random House, 1993 255 pp. Very clean, binding firm, no markings except for owner's small stamp on inside of front cover. Price tag remains on dj. Numerous b&w and color photos. A richly illustrated discussion of the phenomenon of celebrity as exemplified by 250 20th century figures from all walks of life. This book was the companion to a… Read more
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

by Philbrick, Nathaniel

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KingChamp Books
Published
2000
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Printing.
ISBN
9780670891573
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$9.50

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NY: Viking, 2000 301 pp., 16 pp. glossy b&w historical photos, drawings, 11 pp. bibliography, index. Nearly new, one word note on crew list page, date stamping on endpaper. Else clean, square. Detailed, lively account of Nantucket's whaling industry with a focus on the 1820 shipwreck of the Essex, basis for the Herman Melville novel, Moby Dick. Includes journal entries… Read more
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Life: Photography Exposed: The Story Behind the Image

by Editors of Time Life Books

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KingChamp Books
Published
2005
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9781932994032
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$6.65

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NY: Life, 2005 176 pp. on glossy stock. Light vertical crease on front panel of jacket. Light edgewear on foot and top of spine. No markings. Photographers and editors relate the circumstances that produced some of Life magazine's most memorable images over 70 years. Most of the photos are full page in color. Robert Andreas was the editor and Hildegarde… Read more
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The Martha's Vineyard Cookbook: A Diverse Sampler from a Bountiful Island

by King, Louise Tate and Wexler, Jean Stewart

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KingChamp Books
Published
1983
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780871069153
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$4.28

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Chester, Connecticut: Globe Pequot Press, 1983 305 pp. Light wear, slight thumbing, light spine lean. Appealing selection of chowders, fish and shellfish recipes, plus many centuries-old concoctions. Detailed instructions for cooking. Introduction by Henry Beetle Hough, longtime editor of the Vineyard Gazette. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In
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Blaze

by Bachman, Richard

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KingChamp Books
Published
2007
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st Edition.
ISBN
9781416554844
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$4.75

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NY: Scribner, 2007 285 pp. Nearly new, no markings. Gift quality. This novel about a kidnapping of a baby in Maine was written in 1973, the last before Stephen King began writing novels under his own name. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in.
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Zeitoun

by Eggers, Dave

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KingChamp Books
Published
2009
Condition
Very Good +
Edition
12th Printing.
ISBN
9780307387943
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$7.60

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NY: Vintage (Random House), 2009 335 pp. Light wear, thumbed. No markings. Spine uncreased. Powerful account of an Arab-American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina struggling with the disaster-relief bureaucracy in New Orleans. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall
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Warman's Americana & Collectibles 1st Edition

by Rinker, Harry L., Ed.

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KingChamp Books
Published
1984
Condition
Very Good +
Edition
2nd Printing.
ISBN
9780911594041
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$8.55

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Elkins POark, Pa.: Warmar Publishing Co., 1984 553 pp. An alphabetical price guide for 250 categorries of collectibles, ranging from trade cards and toys to beer cans to political buttons, movie memorabilia and various glassware. Thumbed but still very sturdy and clean. This 1984 reference work is useful for tracking the price appreciation of "old stuff" over the decades. As… Read more
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The New Professional Chef, Fifth Edition

by Culinary Institute of America

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KingChamp Books
Published
1991
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Fifth Edition, 2nd Printing.
ISBN
9780442219826
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$15.20

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NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1991 869 pp. on coated stock, many color photos. Dark green front board has 3 slight dents. Else new, no markings or notes. Lacks jacket. Colored endpapers. Six-pound tome will require additional postage.Forewords by Paul Bocuse and Ferdinand Metz; Linda Glick Conway, editor. 33 chapters, 4 appendices, glossary, index, recommended reading list. Comprehensive guide to food… Read more
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The Money Game

by Smith, Adam

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KingChamp Books
Published
1968
Condition
Very Good
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$4.75

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NY: Random House, 1968 305 pp. Primer on Wall Street and investment theories. This lively book, written by a market insider using a pseudonym, debunks much of the technical esoterica surrounding the market. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
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How Americans Can Buy American

by Simmermaker, Roger

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KingChamp Books
Published
2008
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
3rd Edition.
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$6.18

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Consumer Patriotism Corp., 2008 503 pp. Nearly new, light spine crease, text clean and square. A consumer guide encouraging Americans to buy goods and services "Made in USA." Introductory chapter provides general information on how to find domestic merchandise. Later chapters list brand names for various types of US-made products. Includes bibliography. Timely infornation as US politicians continue to debate… Read more
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Writing Down the Bones;Wild Mind

by Goldberg, Natalie

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KingChamp Books
Published
1991
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Reprint.
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$7.60

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NY: Quality Paperback Book Club, 1991 171 pp. plus 238 pp. A combo giving Goldberg's pointers for writing, and her own experiences and challenges as a writer. Writing down the Bones close to new. Wild Mind has pencil notations on about 10 pages. Else close to new. Spine creasing but binding firm. Her books are both personal and practical, and… Read more
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The Toughest Indian in the World

by Alexie, Sherman.

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KingChamp Books
Published
2000
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition Stated.
ISBN
9780871138019
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$6.65

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NY: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2000 238 pp. Virtually new, no markings, gift quality. Dust jacket has pasted circle sticker noting Alexie is one of best under-40 American fisction writers, according to the New Yorker. Alexie, a Spokane Indian, writes about middle- and upper-class Native Americans in urban settings, coping with some of the same issues as white neighbors. Size: 8vo… Read more
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The Somerset Maugham Sampler

by Maugham, Somerset; Weidman, Jerome, Ed.

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KingChamp Books
Published
1943
Condition
Very Good
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$11.40

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Garden City NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1943 489 pp. Red cloth, floral patter on spine, rubbing at top and foot of spine. Previous owner's bookplate on inside cover. Text clean. A 15-pp introduction by the editor. Contents include "Cakes and Ale" "The Circle" short stories, "Rain," "The Human Element," "Mr. Know-All," and "A Friend in Need, plus 4 essays… Read more
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Beyond Roswell: The Alien Autopsy Film, Area 51, & the U.S. Government Coverup of Ufo's

by Hesemann, Michael; Mantle, Philip

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KingChamp Books
Published
1997
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9781569247099
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$7.60

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New York: Marlowe & Co, 1997 301 pp., B&W and glossy color photos. Corners curled. Red marker remainder mark on bottom edge near spine. No markings in text. Spine uncreased. Detailed examination of the evidence suggesting alien visits or crashes near Roswell, N.M. The authors allege a government cover-up. Hesemann is an anthropologist in Germany; Philp Mantle is director of… Read more
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Pourin' It All Out

by Saporita, Jay

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KingChamp Books
Published
1980
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st Edition Paperback.
ISBN
9780806507293
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$7.13

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Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press (Lyle Stuart Inc), 1980 204 pp. on coated stock. with glossary. Numerous b&w photos. An insider's recollections of various star musicians of the 60s and 70s, including Grateful Dead, Billy Joel, Elvis Presley, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, etc. Also commentaries about drugs, the entertainers' quirks, life on tour. Remainder slash mark on… Read more
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American Folklore

by Dorson, Richard M.

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KingChamp Books
Published
1959
Condition
Very Good +
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$11.40

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Chicago: University of Chicago, 1959 328 pp. Previous owner's bookplate on endpaper. Includes index, table of motifs, chronology, bibliographical notes. Part of the Chicago History of American Civilization series. An overview of folklore from colonial times through the 20th century, including immigrant tales and fake (commercialized) folklore, such as the Paul Bunyan stories.
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Writing Down the Bones; Wild Mind

by Goldberg, Natalie

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KingChamp Books
Published
1991
Condition
Very Good +
Edition
Reprint.
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$8.55

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NY: Quality Paperback Book Club, 1991 400 pp. total, approx. Spine creasing, but still nearly new, clean text, no markings. A 2-in-1 printing that combines "Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within" and "Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life." Writing coach Natalie Goldberg offers a very readable guide to getting into a writer's frame of mind. Her books are… Read more
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Mergenthaler Fonts for the V-I-P Phototypesetter

by Mergenthaler Linotype Co.

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KingChamp Books
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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$22.80

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NY: Mergenthaler Linotype Co. 72 pp. mostly on heavy card stock and glossy stock. Light yellowing of the left portion of white cover. Lower 1 inch of cover's left side has separated from plastic spiral, rest of spiral binding intact. Clean, no markings. A catalog of various type fonts sold by Mergenthaler for its photo typesetting equipment. The catalog is… Read more
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Carpenter Gothic

by McArdle, Alma; Bartlett, Deirdre

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KingChamp Books
Published
1983
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Paperback Edition.
ISBN
9780823071012
Item Price
$8.08

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New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1983 160 pp., cover corner creased, light wear, gift inscription in green ink on half title page. No other markings. Bibliography, index, more than 150 b&w photos, most full page. Appendix of carpentry tools. Foreword by Charles Moore. Photographic sampling of New England homes with notable gingerbread architecture. With a brief but useful historical introduction tracing… Read more
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The I Love New York Diet

by Myerson, Bess;Adler, Bill Jr.

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KingChamp Books
Published
1982
Condition
Very Good
Edition
5th Printing.
ISBN
9780688011024
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$5.70

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NY: William Morrow & Co, 1982 191 pp., plus end matter. Firm binding, text clean. DJ and covers have some soil. DJ crinkled along edges. TV personality Bess Myerson presents a simple diet plan that alternates a week of stringent dieting with a week of less rigorous weight control. Includes various American and ethnic recipes. Suggested order forms for those… Read more
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