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Between Parent And Child
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Between Parent And Child

By Dr. Haim G. Ginott

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the Tcover boards. There is no bumping and fraying on the cover boards, but the spine is discolored, and there are two light spots on the back cover board. The previous owner has signed the inside of the front cover board. The pages are yellowing and the edges are tanning, although, the pages are free of any markings. "Conversing with children is a unique art with rules and meanings of its own. Children are rarely naive in their communications. Their messages are often in a code, that requires deciphering. Andy, age ten, asked his father, 'What is the number of abandoned children in Harlem?' Father a chemist and an intellectual, was glad to see his son take an interest in social problems. He gave a long lecture on the subject and then looked up the figure. But Andy was not satisfied and kept on asking questions on the same subject: 'What is the number of abandoned children in New York city?' 'in the United States?' 'in Europe?' 'in the world?' Finally it occurred to father that his son was concerned, not about a social problem, but by a personal one. His questions stemmed not so much from sympathy for abandoned children as from fear of being abandoned. He was looking, not for a figure representing the number of deserted children, but for reassurance that he would not be deserted...." - Chapter One from Between Parent And Child

$108.44

The Booger Book
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The Booger Book

By Donald Wetzel

This book is in very good condition The cover has a little wear on the front and back. The corners have slight wear. Some of the pages in the middle of the book have spots on them. The other pages are clean white and crisp. The binding is tight and solid. What can we say? This book is about boogers. The many varieties, shapes and sizes.

$18.97

Etiquitte
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Etiquitte

By Emily Post

This book is the Replica edition published in 1969. The book has a library marking on the spine, and has library stamps on the outside pages.After 17 editions Etiquette by Emily Post is still the ultimate word on appropriate manners. In 1969 Funk & Wagnalls, the original publisher of Etiquette, produced a beautiful replica of the the 1922 first edition complete with gold lettering on navy blue pebble-finished cover boards. The front endpaper bears a facsimile of Emily's handwritten inscription, "This is one of the first two copies printed as tests for the first edition (which is stained blue at the top) . . ." and signed "Emily Post, August 1922." Inside are private B&W photographs depicting such elegant events as, "The most elaborate dinner dance ever given in New York" as well as facsimiles of social forms. The text of the 1922 edition is a wonderful journey through time to an era of footmen and PPC cards, debutantes and the duties of a chaperon. The work of novelist Emily Post is evident in the delightful characters such as, Mr. and Mrs. Worldly and the Eminents who represent the epitome of elegance and good taste while the social-climbing Richard Vulgar represents the worst. As dated as it may seem, some things are eternal: read what Emily Post wrote 88 years ago: "It is commonplace to remark that older people invariably feel that the younger generation is speeding swiftly on the road to perdition. But whether the present younger generation is really any nearer to that frightful end than any previous one, is a question that we, of the present older generation are scarcely qualified to answer. To be sure, manners seem to have vanished. . . . It is difficult to maintain that youth today is so very different from what it has been in other periods of the country's history, especially as the 'capriciousness of beauty,' the 'heartlessness' and 'carelessness' of youth are charges of a too-suspiciously bromidic flavor to carry conviction."

$35.00