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December 2018 Issue

Chatham, New York: Chatham Press Inc., 2018. Newspaper. Very Good. Stapled Softcover. Elephant Folio - 17 in tall . Light crease near bottom of front page. Monthly feature newspaper focusing on history and lifestyle of the Chatham area in the upper Hudson Valley of New York. Cover photograph features a snowy back road in the woods. Features include a photo essay on the preservation of Union Station in Chatham, now a bank. It is one of only 13 remaining stations of the old Boston & Albany railroad. Also a profile of longtime school bus driver Jerry Benvenuto; fashion photographer Sheila Metzner and veterinarian Mike Delliere of Chatham. The Chatham Central High School Class of 1962 is pictured..



By Missildine, W. Hugh, M.D.

NY: Pocket, 1982. Book. Very Good +. Soft cover. 6.75 in. tall. Light wear, corner creases, light spine creasing. Binding frim. Previous owner's name on inside cover. Text clean. An Ohio State professor of psychiatry explains how personality traits of parents can shape their children and linger on in the adult lives of the children..


A Pirate Looks at Fifty
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A Pirate Looks at Fifty

By Buffett, Jimmy

NY: Random House, 1998. Book. Fine. Cloth & Boards. 1st Edition. New, no markings, square. The singer/songwriter takes the reader on an island-hopping flight to various pirate coves and ancient ruins as he marks his 50th birthday. Maps on endpapers..



By LaFontaine

Paris: J.M. Dent, 1909. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 16mo -- 6.5 in tall. Light wear, pale green cloth, sunned on spine. Co-published in NY by E.P. Dutton. Compact anthology of stories in French language, a few pencil underlinings on first page of preface by Jules Clkaretie. Previous owner's name and 1909 date in handwriting on title page. Frontispiece of author's profile intact. Decorative endpapers. Binding firm. Part of Collection Gallia. .


An Alien in a Foreign Land: The Collected Sermons of James T. Brock

By Brock, James T.

Orlando, FL. : Self-Published, 1991. Book. Very Good +. Soft cover. 8vo -8.5 in tall. . Slight toning of light gray stiff-wrap covers. Plastic spiral binding. Marklings, lightly thumbed. A scarce collection of 11 sermons by a pioneer of the gay Chiristian movement within the United States. Rev. Brock preached these sermons while a pastor at Joy, an Orlando church in the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. Each sermon includes scripture citations. This edition was printed at Pronto Press in Orlando. A later edition was issued by MCC's Chi Rho Press. Brock was a Southern Baptist preacher before switching to the UFMCC denomination. He died in 1998..


De Mythe van de Middeleeuwen / Spiegel van de Middeleeuwen (2-vol. set in slipcase)

By Engelen, Cor

Leuven, 1999. Book. New. Hardcover. 4to - -- 12 in tall. . Two-volume survey of medieval art and architecture, lavishly illustrated with hundreds of color and b&w photos, including many thumbnails. Text in Dutch, nearly 900 pp. total. A bit of slipcover's lower spine cloth is loose, no other flaws. No markings. As new. Set weight more than 10 pounds, requiring additional postage..


Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine: Voices of Frontier Women
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Texas Tears and Texas Sunshine: Voices of Frontier Women

By Exley, Jo Ella Powell

College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University, 1996. Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. Nearly new, spine uncreased, slight vertical crease in front cover. Text clean. Several historical b&w photos. Essays, diary excerpts and letters of 16 educated women who lived in primitive conditions of 19th century Texas and wrote of their experiences. No. 17 in the Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University..


I Hate to Cook Cookbook

By Bracken, Peg

NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1960. Book. Illus. by Knight, Hilary . Very Good +. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Jacket lightly chipped and rubbed. Book clean, no markings, spine edges lightly bumped. Bracken's humorous classic for reluctant cooks. Light gray cloth, with blue chef design. More than 180 easy to fix dishes. Index, table of equivalents. Copyright page lists 1960, possibly a first edition. Bracken says on DJ panel "This book is for those of us who want to fold our big dishwater hands around a dry Martini instead of a wet flounder...".


America 2020: The Survival Blueprint

By Stansberry, Porter

Baltimore: Stansberry Research, 2015. Book. New. Hardcover. 2nd Edition. 8vo -- 8.75 in Tall.. New, glossy pictorial boards. Tight, with publisher's marketing letter laid in. Revised edition, introd. by Ron Paul. The investment advisor presents his case that US currency is on the brink of collapse because of soaring debt. He recommends investors consider gold and other precious metals, coins, jewelry and other alternative investments.


The Epidemic: A Global History of AIDS
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The Epidemic: A Global History of AIDS

By Engel, Jonathan

NY: Smithsonian, 2006. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - 9 In Tall. Nearly new, gift note on dj flap, small dot on bottom edge, no other markings. White boards and cloth strip. Reference notes, index. Overview of the discovery and spread of AIDS in the US and other nations. Includes epilogue. .


A Wonder Book

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Philadelpihia: Henry Altemus Co. Book. Fair. Hardcover. 16mo - 6.5 in tall 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Palm-sized story book with textblock cracked at page 49 and pp.50 to 80 are missing. Rest of short story collection is intact but loose. Includes frontispiece of Hawthorne. Covers have three bands of diamond-shaped floral patterns on dark green cloth. Gift incription, given by a teacher to a school boy for perfect attendance. Moderate foxing on endpapers. No publication date but possibly circa 1890..


To Let

By Galsworthy, John

Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 8vo -- 8 in Tall. Well-preserved, quarter-inch tear in jacket's top edge, else near perfect. Previous owner's name on endpaper includes 1930 date. No other markings. Binding still tight. Top edge green. Dark purple cloth with diamond peacock title design. Jacket is blue and cream, with silhouettes of man and woman standing back to back. Part of the Grosset & Dunlap Novels of Distinction series. Final installment of the Forsyte Saga. .


Farm Ballads

By Carleton, Will

NY: Harper & Brothers, 1882. Book. Illus. by Pyle. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo -- 9 in Tall.. Faint dampstains along top margins of most pages and brown endpapers. No markings in text. Front board has bright gilt circle design of a young 19th century couple out for a stroll, plus gilt titling and leaf-and-branch design. Rubbing on top and bottom of spine. Binding firm. Numerous b&w engravings. A collection of about 30 sentimental poems celebrating rural life, some dating back a decade, others more recent. .


Call it Courage

By Sperry, Armstrong

NY: Macmillan, 1941. Book. Illus. by Sperry, Armstrong. Very Good. Hardcover. Corners slight bumped but well-preserved. Grandparents' gift inscription dated 1941 on half-title page. No other markings. Pictorial endpapers. Attractive two-color illustrations with each chapter, beige batik-type band design on front and rear buckram boards. Child's story about an ancient Polynesian boy who overcomes his fear of the sea and survives a storm..


Farm Legends

By Carleton, Will

Franklin Quare, NY: Harper & Brothers, 1887. Book. very good+. Hardcover. Well preserved, light edgewear and rubbing on lower spine of brown cloth. Oval gilt cover design and titling still bright and intact. Binding strong. Light denting of rear board. Light toning. Faint quarter-inch beige water stain along top margin of most pages. Otherwise text is clean. More than 20 illustrations, including frontispiece. Collection of popular 19th century story-telling poems to inspire children and their families. Also, Decoration Day poems of mourning. Companion to Carleton's Farm Ballads volume. 1887 copyright..


The Symphony and The Symphonic Poem

By Moore, Earle V. and Heger, Theodore E.

Ann Arbor, Mich. : Self-Published, 1952. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 2nd Revised. 4to - 10.75 in. . Moderate wear, a few ink dots along top edge of front cover. Text clean, light toning. Analytical and descriptive charts of the standard symphonic repertory. Most classical composers are included, including all 9 symphonies of Beethoven, many by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, Brahms, Berlioz, et al. Bibliography. Errata page is loose, but laid in..


Night Shift

By King, Stephen

Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Co. , 1978. Book. Very Good +. Cloth & Boards. Book Club Edition. Pencil price on endpaper, no other markings, edge wear on jacket, spine edges bumped. Bottom corner of jacket flap cut off (probably specifying Book Club Edition). light soil on jacket. Rear jacket panel has "2228" printed at bottom corner. Introduction by John D. McDonald. Collection of 20 short stories published early in King's career. Includes "Jerusalem's Lot," "Graveyard Shift," "Children of the Corn " etc..


The Unfettered Word: Southern Baptists Confront the Authority-Inerrancy Question
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The Unfettered Word: Southern Baptists Confront the Authority-Inerrancy Question

By James, Robison B., Ed.

Waco, Texas: Word Books , 1987. Book. Good. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Light wear, previous owner's name on half title page. Some underlining and marginal markings, mostly in first 60 pages of the book. Ten authors provide commentaries on aspects of the inerrant Bible debate within the Southern Baptist denomination. Foreword by Mark Noll. Contributors besides James include Charles Talbert, Alan Culpepper, Edgar McKnight, Russell Dilday Jr., Stewart Newman, Thomas Nettles, William Estep Jr., Fisher Humphreys, E.Y. Mullins and Clark Pinnock. Includes bibliography..


Men and Women of the Corporation

By Kanter, rosabeth Moss

NY2: Basic Books, 1977. Book. Good. Soft cover. Moderate wear, light toning of text, foxing of endpapers. No markings. A case study of how a modern US corporation as of the early 1970s, was treating its women. The company that was studied is given the fictional name of Industrial Supply Co. Detailed analysis of how women employees were relegated to secondary roles. Book won the 1977 C. Wright Mills Award for outstanding sociology..


The Intrepid New Yorker: A Guide to Turning New York City into a Manageable Small Town
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The Intrepid New Yorker: A Guide to Turning New York City into a Manageable Small Town

By Braddock, Kathy Maye; Masters, Tory Baker

NY: Villard, 1992. Book. Fine. Soft cover. 1st Edition. Nearly new, slight thumbing. No markings, no creases. Gift quality. A detailed guide for people relocating to New York City. Also useful for tourists and students planning to study in the Big Apple. Authors run a personal-services firm that helps people cope with big-city living..


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