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Thje Human Comedy

By Saroyan, William

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1943. Book. Illus. by Freeman, Don. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - 9 in. tall. . Faint foxing on endpapers, jacket chipped at bottom of spine and llightly tattered along top of rear panel and corners. Text clean. Artistic bookplate, showing a monk copyist, on front endpaper. Orange cloth, slightly faded along top edge. Black line drawing of a bicycle messenger and a dog on lower right section of front board. Jacket illustration shows a toddler waving to a hobo on a passing freight. Rear panel promotes the book as Saroyan's first full-length novel, and encourages readers to donate the book to an Army library. No additional publication years listed on copyright page. Printed by the Kingsport Press in Tennessee. Tale of a messenger boy working out of a telegraph office in the San Joaquin Valley. Notable for presenting the daily challenges of civilian life during wartime..


The Webs We Weave: Orange County Poetry Anthology

By Brander, John and Yamada, Mitsuye

Laguna Beach, California: Literary Arts Press, 1986. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. Signed by Co-editor. First Edition.. 136 pp. in stiff wraps. Very clean; one small red ink mark on top edge near spine. Signed and inscribed by poet and co-editor Mitsuye Yamada on p. 11. Editors describe the collection as the first effort to assemble an anthology of contemporary poetry by unknown writers in Orange County, California. Brander, in the introduction, acknowledges Orange County's inferiority complex about being a cultural desert. More than 80 writers are represented. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in.


Bahamas Handbook and Businessman's Annual

By Dupuch, S. P., Ed.

Nassau: Etienne Dupuch Jr. Publications, 1985. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. Silver Jubilee Editon.. 472 pp., several maps, index. Many b&w photos, a few in color. Almost new, light rubbing along spine corner, lower corner has diagonal crease, Slight spine creasing. No markings. An all-purpose guidebook to the Bahamas, including not only tourist information, but also government information, list of legislators, historical lore, businesses, geography (including inset maps of the tinier islands) and commercial advertising. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.


Celebrating Oklahoma: The Oklahoma Photographic Survey

By Klemme, Mike

OCPS, 2007. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. Signed by Author(s). Special Edition.. 288 on glossy stock, brown cloth cover with small dent in front board near spine. Bright gilt titling. No markings. Signed by author on title page. A photographic tribute to Oklahoma's land, people and industry on its centennial of statehood. Color photos throughout. Size: 8vo -- 9 IN TALL By 11.5 In Wide.


Blind Date: The London Symphony Orchestra Meets Daytona Beach

By Murphy, Drew

Daytona Beach: Drew Murphy, 2007. Book. Fine. Cloth & Boards. First Edition.. 156 pp. on glossy stock, Numerous color and b&w photos on most pages. As new, except for crinkling of dust jack edges. A scarce collection of reminiscences about a 40-plus-year partnership between the London Symphony Orchestra and local arts patrons in Daytona Beach. The alliance enabled the LSO to present summer concerts in Daytona ever two years. Contributors include the late Herbert M. "Tippen" Davidson Jr., the newspaper publisher who launched the project, and many members of Daytona's "high society" who helped bankroll the concerts. Some of the essays convey how Daytonans were star-struck to have classical musicians visiting their town known for NASCAR racing, Spring Break and motorcycles. The author/editor wrote many reviews and features about the LSO for Davidson's paper, the Daytona Beach News-Journal. This book was published shortly before Davidson was sued by Cox Newspapers, his business partner, for "wasting" too much of the newspaper's profits on the LSO and other arts projects. As a result of the protracted litigation, a court pulled the plug on the newspaper's subsidies and the LSO visits were terminated. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall By 11.75 in Wide.


The Story Book of Coal

By Petersham Maud and Miska

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co., 1948. Book. Very Good +. Textured Boards. Later Printing.. 32 unpaginated pages. Pastedown illustration on re front board showing two miners with a canary. Signed by both authors on front endpaper, which has slight yellowing along edges. Text clean. Color illustrations on most pages. Light bumping of corners. Part of a series introducing elementary-grade pupils to various industries. Grades 3-4 reading level, approximately. Size: 8mo -- 7.5 In Tall By 7.5 In Wide.


The Story Book of Wool

By Petersham Maud and Miska

Philadelphia: John C. Winston Co. Book. Very Good +. Boards. By Authors. 32 unpaginated in blue boards, with pictorial pastedown on front cover, showing shepherd boy guarding sheep at night. Slight edgewear. Signed by both authors on endpaper. Bright multi-color illustrations on most pages. Text approx at reading level for grades 3-5. Story about sheep and woolen industy from ancient times until today. Size: 8mo -- 7.75 in Tall By 7.75 in Wide.


Little Brother Goose

By Stewart, Anna Bird

New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1929. Book. Illus. by Fouse, Dorothea. Good +. Cloth. Inscribed by Author(s). First Edition.. 107 pp. Light soil to orange cloth, four drops of paint or ink along bottom edge of rear board. A few black dots along edges. Text clean. Lengthy inscription by author to a child Josephine Rosenfield (later to become an editor and co-publisher of the Daytona Beach News-Journal.) A collection of simple rhymes for young children, each accompanied by a line drawing of children or pets. Front board has a line drawing of a young boy lying on his stomach, reading a book. Numerous cartoon sketches on end papers. Size: 8vo -- 8.75 in Tall.


Reuben and Rachel, or Tales of Old Times

By Rowson, Mrs. (Susannah)

Forgotten Books, 2012. Book. Near Fine. Trade Papeback. Modern Reprint.. 364 pp. Nearly new, lightly thumbed. No markings. A "digitally remastered" facsimile reprint of the 1798 original edition of this fanciful historical novel of America's earliest years of European discovery and settlement. It recounts the saga of Christopher Columbus's granddaughter and succeeding generations. An example of the "domestic melodrama" genre of the 1700s. The reprint preserves 18th century typography with the letter "s" resembling the letter "f" in modern fonts. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.


The Case of the Murderer's Bridge and Other Stories

By Gardner, Erle Stanley

NY: Davis Publications, 1974. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 2nd Printing.. 188 pp. in red stiff wraps, titled: "Ellery Queen Presents Erle Stanley Gardner's The Case of the Murderer's Bride and other Stories. Lightly read, spine uncreased. Text lightly toned. No markings. Edited with introduction by Ellery Queen. No. 5 in EQ Presents series. Includes 4 novelets and 3 short stories. Besides the title story, the pieces include The Candy Kid, Death Rides a Boxcar, The Jeweled Butterfly, Only by Running, To Strike a Match and Danger out of the Past. Size: 8mo -- 7.75 in Tall.


Mr. Fortune Finds a Pig

By Bailey, H.C.

Garden City , N.Y: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1943. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. First U.S Edition Stated.. 269 pp. Light soil to spine and edges, light rubbing along jacket spien edge. Mylar protector. Pencilled price on endpaper, no other markings. A Crime Club selection, price clipped on jacket. Jacket flap has war bonds ad, and introductory page says printing complied with wartime restrictions. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in..


The Apprehensive Dog

By Bailey, H.C.

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1942. Book. Good. Cloth. First Edition Stated.. 294 pp. Jacket rubbed along spine corner, pasted to faded scarlet boards. Stampings from Ideal Readers Library in Philadelpia. End page following p. 294 is excised. Published for Crime Club wth CC logo. In this Reggie Fortune novel, the doctor finds a nervous black spaniel can help him solve a woman's mysterious death in the village of Marstow, UK. End papers browned. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.


Shri Hans Ji Maharaj -- The Light of Wisdom: Life and Teachings

By Maharaj, Satpal Ji

New Delhi, India: Manav Utthan Sewa Samiti, 1987. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. First English Edition.. 480 pp. Lightly read, still close to new, spine uncreased. No marking in text. Front cover has color portrait of the guru; rear cover features his son, the author. Frontispiece with protective tissue. About 30 pp. of b&w photos. The hard-to-find biography of a Hindu guru (1900-1966) who was based in Hardwar and attracted thousands of devotees in northern India and overseas. He also was an associate of Gandhi. Text includes testimonies from some of his disciples, accounts of his miracles, etc. Glossary included. Text mostly in English, but some Hindi passages appear in later portions. Translated from Hindi by Helen Clapham, edited by Chaman Lal Tandon. Size: 8vo -- 7,75 in Tall.


This Religious Life

By Anonymous (A Member of the Sisters of the Holy Nativity)

Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin: Sisters of the Holy Nativity, 1910. Book. Very Good. Cloth. First Edition.. 74 pp. Rubbed spine edge and dime-sized discolored spot at mid-spine, corners dinged. Else very clean and sturdy palm-sized book with bright gilt titling, cross design and Hebrew characters within the cross. Endpaper stampings indicating it once was the property of the Convent of Saint Helena in Newburgh, N.Y. An essay describing the challenges of being an Episcopal nun. Delivered at the 1906 conference of the Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross, held in South Byfield, Massachusetts. The author is not identified by name, simply as a nun in the Sisters of the Holy Nativity (an order based in Fond du Lac, Wisc, with a retreat house in Bayshore, N.Y.) Size: 16mo -- 5.5 In Tall.


Fishing Opportunities in the Ocala National Forest

By Ocala National Forest Interpretive Association

Ocala: ONFIA Book. Near Fine. Stapled Softcover. 112 pp. in stiff wraps, plus a few pages of tourism advertising at rear. Close to new. USDA Forest Service is co-publisher. No publication date, and no author or editor credited. A sportsman's guide to fishing in 50 lakes and streams within the 382,000-acre Ocala National Forest in Central Florida. Including a full-page map of the forest, and map insets for each body of water included. Includes technical info on water quality, plus identification guides for several fish speciefs and wetland plants. No markings or creases. Cover design is a Gene Packwood sketch of a fish jumping for a lure. Size: 8mo -- 8.5 In..


Melodies and How to Harmonize Them

By Duncan, Edmondstoune

Boston: Boston Music Co., 1906. Book. Fair. Trade Paperback. First Edition.. 184 pp. Red stiff wrap cover is detached, spine portion partially slit, corner creased. Text clean. Original vintage copy, not a modern facsimile reprint or POD. Textblock intact. OK as reading copy if handled carefully or repaired. Most pages have music notation as examples for arrangements. Size: 12mo -- 6.25 in Tall.


The Bow -- Its History, Manufacture and Use

By Saint-George, Henry

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Book. Good. Cloth. Early Printing.. 108 pp. plus 18 pages of rear advertising matter. Rough exterior, interior fine as reference copy. Heavy rubbing on lower third of front cover and lower part of spine, scuff marks have removed strips of dark red cloth. Gilt titling and violin design present but faded. Binding still fairly firm. Previous owners names in ink and pencil on endpaper. A cut-out diagram of a bow, with notes, laid in, Many technical drawings. No. 111 in The Strad Library series. Photos available upon request. Size: 12m0 -- 7.25 in.


Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

By Verne, Jules

NY: A.L. Burt Book. Very Good. Cloth. Reprint.. 409 pp. Spine sunned, corners bumped, spine edges frayed, text clean, light pencil number on endpaper. Dark maroon cloth boards. Not dated, but spine label says it is part of A.L. Burt's Home Library series. Circa 1920? Includes a few engravings by various artists, including a frontispiece. Contains both parts of Verne's adventure novel about rafting on the Amazon -- Part 1, The Giant Raft; and Part II, The Cryptogram. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall.


The Story Book of Oil

By Petersham Maud and Miska

Chicago: John C. Winston Co., 1948. Book. Very Good. Leatherette-like Cloth. Signed by Authors. First Edition.. About 34 unpaginated pages. Color illustratiions on most pages.Signed by both Petershams on front endpaper which is lightly foxed. Maroon cloth with pastedown illustration on front cover, showing a prehistoric boy discovering a bubbling pool of oil. Text clean, corners lightly bumped. Size: 12mo -- 7.75 in Tall By 7.5 In Wide.


The A-Team No. 1 Issue

By Salicrup, Jim

NY: Marvel Comics Grooup, 1984. Book. Illus. by Severin, Marie; Stone, Chic et al. Very Good +. Stapled Softcover. No. 1, Debut Issue.. 32 unpaginated pages. Still close to new, but slight thumbing, light fading of inside color, and slight toning of page margins. Debut issue in the A-Team comic book series. Not in original wrapper. Cover shows a muscled, black Mr. T with mohawk haircut and a neckful of gold chains, backed up with four white sidekicks. Published March 1984, Episode titled "Diamonds are a Thief's Best Friend." Sale benefits a church ministry in Daytona Beach. Size: 4to -- 10.25 in..


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