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The Art of Inventing Characters
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The Art of Inventing Characters

By Polti, Georges

Franklin, OH: James Knapp Reeve. Very Good with no dust jacket; Pages toned, rear endpapers, page tops and . fore-edges foxed.. 1922. Hardcover. Translated from the French by Lucile Ray. Black cloth binding. A scarce writing instruction book. No other original copies currently offered for sale in the trade. "A masterly analysis of the elements of human personality, and an elucidation of the principles by which those elements may be combined to produce new types in endless variety." (Writer's Monthly, October 1922) ; The Writer's Digest; 282 pages .

$40.00

Tropisms
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Tropisms

By Sarraute, Nathalie

NY: George Braziller. Very Good; Translated from the French by Maria Jolas. Covers toned, else a . clean, tight copy. The author's collection of "tropisms", or essays about . specific internal movements that the author feels are universally present . in modern life and literature and about which she has written.. 1963. Later Printing. Softcover. 59 pages .

$13.00

Poison Penmanship:  The Gentle Art of Muckraking
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Poison Penmanship: The Gentle Art of Muckraking

By Mitford, Jessica

NY: Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394502604 . viii, 277 pp. "A full education in the incomparable Mitford School of Muckraking". Author photo on rear jacket panel. .

$10.00

Journalism in the United States from 1690 to 1872
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Journalism in the United States from 1690 to 1872

By Hudson, Frederic

NY: Harper and Brothers. Good with no dust jacket; Spine sunned, rear hinge cracked, library . bookplate, pocket scar and several other markings on spine, endpapers and . title page.. 1873. First Edition. Hardcover. Navy cloth binding with titles stamped in gilt on spine. 789 pp. + 6 pages of publisher's ads at rear. Howes H 763. The author discusses the first newspapers in the world, and then proceeds to development of the American press from the first newspapers during 1690-1704, the colonial press, Revolutionary era press, and then examination of journalism among political parties, religious groups, agriculture, sporting groups, commercial press, cheap press, independent press and concluding with the telegraph press. ; Ex-Library .

$50.00

Freshman English and Theme-Correcting in Harvard College
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Freshman English and Theme-Correcting in Harvard College

By Copeland, C. T. ; Rideout, H. M.

Boston: Silver, Burdett and Co. Very Good with no dust jacket; Owner names on front free endpaper, boards . worn at corners and spine extremities.. 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Green cloth binding with black lettering stamped on front boards and gilt lettering on spine. Three fold-out illustrations exhibiting sample compositions and teacher corrections and many other examples throughout text. An antique reference for teachers based on the Harvard College Freshman English Composition classes held 1899-1901 which clearly outlines the methods used to get a heterogeneous batch of college students to become more skilled and literate writers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 124 pages .

$35.00

Laughing Matters:  On Writing M*A*S*H, Tootsie, Oh, God! , and a Few Other  Funny Things
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Laughing Matters: On Writing M*A*S*H, Tootsie, Oh, God! , and a Few Other Funny Things

By Gelbart, Larry

NY: Random House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner nameplate on front free endpaper.. 1998. First Edition. Hardcover. 067942945x . 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages .

$8.00

The Way to Write and Publish a Cookbook
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The Way to Write and Publish a Cookbook

By Townsend, Doris McFerran

NY: St. Martin's Press. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket wrinkled and scuffed.. 1985. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 9780312858360 . Index. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259 pages .

$7.00