I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith Publisher: Little ,Brown and Co. Boston, (An Atlantic Monthly Press Book)
A Novel This book is in good condition, the dust jacket has slight bumps (no tears) on the edges. The book jacket was designed by Samuel Bryant.
The previous owner's name is printed on the inside of the front cover
The book dimensions are 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" tall with clear clean, unmarked 343 pages, that contain illustrations by Ruth Steed. $6.00
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The American by Howard Fast?
Publisher: Sloan And Pearce, NY Duell 1946. VG/NONE. First Edition.
Red cover w/gold lettering. Small color imperfections in cover. 337 pages. Light green stain on top edge. Book # 1652Price: US$?10.00
The Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan Illustrated by W. S. Gilbert.
The Book League of America Garden City, New York: 1941
Dark blue hardback, the spine is has gilt decoration with the title also in gilt. The book is in very good condition. $18.00
Bright feather by Robert Wilder ? Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons 1948 First edition
Burgundy tweed boards, gilt decoration & letterng, with dust jacket. 408 pages
Wilder's excellent novel of the bloody wars between settlers and Seminole indians on the Florida frontier $15
Princes of Wales by L. G. Pine
Publisher: Rutland, Charles E. Tuttle, 1970.; 1st edition hardback no dustjacket Ex-library 208 pages 12 pages of black and white illustrations. World History-England $9.00
Almost Human by Shirley C. Strum
Publisher: Random House, New York, NY, U.S.A.: 1987 First Edition.
Hardcover with dust jacket. 294 pgs With Photographs, and Illustrations by Deborah Ross.
Subject: Anthropology, Nature, Ecology, Animals, and Sociology. $7.00
Abe Lincoln Grows Up by Carl Sandburg
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Inc. New York. .
This is an 1954 printing.
The hardback is yellow gold colored, with an illustation of "Young Abe" standing on a tree stump, on the front cover.
All the Illustrations are by Al Schmidt.
Except for comments, written on the front, and rear blank leaves, and a a couple of corner bumps, this book is in Good Condition. $20.00
The Light of the Past
A Treasury of Horizon
U. S American Heritage 1967 Third Printing. This is a Hard Cover 9?"-12" tall 288 pages illustrated history of the past.
This book hard cover is in very good condition, however a portion of the dust jacket has been cut out. $20.00
The Astors by Lucy Kavaler
Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co. New York, NY.
An 1966 First Edition
This a Family Biography which chronicals the years of pomp and power.
The hardcover is in light blue cloth with spine decorated in darkblue with the title in gilt, and is in good condition. There is a 2" corner torn out of a fly leaf.
??The binding is tight, the 354 pages are clean but unfortunetly have a lot of comments and underlining done with red crayon. I am not sure if there is a way to erase these statements.
The Dust Cover tears have been taped.
The book contains a handy index and 24 photos, and Illustrations.
The book dimensions are 6 1/4" x 9" tall.
The Chequer Board by Nevil Shute
Publisher William Morrow & Company New York 1947 (BCE)
The hardcover is bright red with a chequered pattern on the spine, above, and below the the gilt title. The book has a tight binding, with clean and unmarked 380 pages, however there is tanning on the page tips. The dust cover edges are badly torn and chipped. $6.00
The Virginian by Owen Wister
Publisher: 180Ye Old Bookworm via Advanced Book ExchangePublisher: New York Grosset And Dunlap 1911.; Good with no dust jacket;. sm8vo; 506 pages; Maroon cloth with white lettering. Corners just beginning to fray, lightly rubbed edges. Text clean. Names at front paste down and FFEP page, dated 1915.$15.00181Half.comISBN:?0943972698 Paperback; multiple copies may be available, new or used$15.26182The Book Center via BiblionISBN:0517122782. Good. in J Good dj. cover shows minor wear (348lt).Illustrated by Russell, Charles M. (illustrator). Binding is H Hard Cover. Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A. Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated 1995$15.46183Powell's BooksISBN:?0895773058 Hardcover Section: Westerns-General$15.50184AlibrisNew York Grosset & Dunlap 1929 Edn. Not Stated. 3rd. Book in Very Good Condition, DJ w/ some tea. 8vo, 506, adv in rear. Keywords: andovers fiction$15.95185Gates' Books via BookAvenue.comEx-Library with a pocket on rep and date due slip glued to rfep. Otherwise this is still a very nice, clean illustrated copy of the old classic, dustjacket is faded at the spine with one tear at front bottom edge. New York, New York: Macmillan Company, 1967 $16.5
The Firm THE SENIOR PARTNER studied the r鳵m頦or the hundredth time and again found nothing he disliked about Mitchell Y. McDeere, at least not on paper. He had the brains, the ambition, the good looks. And he was hungry; with his background, he had to be. He was married, and that was mandatory. The firm had never hired an unmarried lawyer, and it frowned heavily on divorce, as well as womanizing and drinking. Drug testing was in the contract. He had a degree in accounting, passed the CPA exam the first time he took it and wanted to be a tax lawyer, which of course was a requirement with a tax firm. He was white, and the firm had never hired a black. They managed this by being secretive and clubbish and never soliciting job applications. Other firms solicited, and hired blacks. This firm recruited, and remained lily white. Plus, the firm was in Memphis, of all places, and the top blacks wanted New York or Washington or Chicago. McDeere was a male, and there were no women in the firm. That mistake had b een made in the mid-seventies when they recruited the number one grad from Harvard, who happened to be a she and a wizard at taxation. She lasted four turbulent years and was killed in a car wreck. He looked good, on paper. He was their top choice. In fact, for this year there were no other prospects. The list was very short. It was McDeere or no one. The managing partner, Royce McKnight, studied a dossier labeled "Mitchell Y. McDeere--Harvard." An inch thick with small print and a few photographs, it had been prepared by some ex-CIA agents in a private intelligence outfit in Bethesda. They were clients of the firm and each year did the investigating for no fee. It was easy work, they said, checking out unsuspecting law students. They learned, for instance, that he preferred to leave the Northeast, that he was holding three job offers, two in New York and one in Chicago, and that the highest offer was $76,000 and the lowest was $68,000. He was in demand. He had been given the opportunity to cheat on a securities exam during his second year. He declined, and made the highest grade in the class. Two months ago he had been offered cocaine at a law school party. He said no and left when everyone began snorting. He drank an occasional beer, but drinking was expensive and he had no money. He owed close to $23,000 in student loans. He was hungry. Royce McKnight flipped through the dossier and smiled. McDeere was their man
10.000 Answera to Questions by Frederic J. Haskin
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap New York, Copyright 1933, London. Edition or printing not stated.
The hardcover is brown with the title on the front cover and the spine in red.
The cover a few minor bumps on the corners, and the spine, but otherwise is in good condition.
The binding is tight and all 507 pages are clean and unmarked, and also in very good condition.
??The book dimensions are 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" tall.
Many Laughs For Many Days by Irvin S. Cobb
Publisher: V. L. CLINTON BOOKS via BookAvenue.comHardcover Top edge is colored green with 3/4" area near the spine damp-faded (some slight - may 1/16" - running of color onto surface of page but no damp wrinkling) . Front cover's lower fore edge is bumped. The book's spine is slightly darkened but lettering is unaffected. Minor (damp? ) stain at bottom of front & back covers, at the spine. Endpapers are darkened (chemical reaction? ) , ...$10.0014V. L. Clinton Books via TomFolio.comHardcover Good with no dust jacket Hardcover Top edge is colored green with 3/4" area near the spine damp-faded (some slight - may 1/16" - running of color onto surface of page but no damp wrinkling) . Front cover's lower fore edge is bumped. The book's spine i Publisher: Garden City Publishing Garden City 1921 Keywords: HUMOR$10.0015Henry E. Lehrich Antiques Better Forever via Advanced Book ExchangePublisher: NY: Garden City, 1925; Hard Cover CLOTH. BOOK CONDITION VERY GOOD/No Jacket. PAGES /TIGHT INSIDE/OUT. ****PICTURE AVAILABLE VIA EMAIL UPON REQUEST. 243 pages; orange cloth with black lettering. Spine minimally sunned. Inscription.$10.4516AlibrisGarden City c1925, hardcover, stain center back cover, three small holes in lower front gutter, sticker remnant on fep, bright and solid, GOOD+$11.9517AlibrisGarden City c1925, hardcover, lightly soiled, clean, bright and solid, near VERY GOOD$11.9518Barbara Berry's Bookshop via Advanced Book ExchangeGarden City c1925, hardcover, stain center back cover, three small holes in lower front gutter, sticker remnant on fep, bright and solid, GOOD+$12.0019Barbara Berry's Bookshop via Advanced Book ExchangeGarden City c1925, hardcover, lightly soiled, clean, bright and solid, near VERY GOOD$12.0020AlibrisGarden City. 1925. VG/no DJ. Wear to edges/corners.$13.9521AlibrisGarden City, NY Garden City Publishing 1925 Hardbound 8x6 in, 243pages, Some cover wear due to aging, hinges weak, owner inscription, else good Keywords: Fiction--Short Stor Humor--General$14.952
Sixteen Famous European Plays 9ABI Books via Advanced Book ExchangePublisher: Modern Library, NY, 1943; Hardcover Not Stated VG/VG Sml 8vo - 1052 pp. Mod edge aging. Lt dve soil/edge cgips. Firm.$8.0010Snowball Bookshop via Advanced Book Exchange, TomFolio.comHardcover Publisher: New York: The Modern Library, 1943; Hard Cover. Good -/No Jacket. Unknown. Grey and black jacket, gold print on the spine. 1052 pages. Rubbed at the corners, bumped at the edges of the spine, with a tear at the bottom spine. Spine is faded, marks on the outside cover. Writing and underlining on a small number of pages. Name and address of FEP in ink. Includes; The Wild Duck, Cyrano, ... [Available through multiple listing services; click any one.]$8.00 (ABE) (TomF)11The Book Loft via Advanced Book Exchange, Used Book Central1943 Modern Library, Random House _ HB; VG/Good, minor corner rubs, clean, binding tight, green cloth, DJ rubbed edges, 8vo, 1052 pgs, plays complete and unabridged ;ISBN: _ ;Key Words: Plays, drama ; Please Reference #: BL0567-ART [Available through multiple listing services; click any one.]$9.50 (ABE) (UBC)12An Odd Volume Books via Advanced Book ExchangePublisher: New York: Modern Library, 1943; HB with dj. Small spots at side pages' edge, dj is rubbed with light soil, nicks at edges and small abrasion at back; 1052 pages Contains: "The Wild Duck," by Henrik Ibsen, "The Weavers," by Gerhart Hauptmann, "The Sea Gull," by Anton Tchekov, "The Lower Depths," by Maxim Gorky, "The Dybbuk," by S. Ansky, "Cyrano de Bergerac," by Edmond Rostand, ...$9.7513AlibrisNY Modern Library 1943 Not Stated Hardcover Mod edge aging. Lt dve soil/edge cgips. Firm. VG/VG. Sml 8vo-1052 pp. Keywords: 16 European Plays Fiction Theater/Movie$9.9414Bookman/www.ebookman.com via Advanced Book ExchangePublisher: New York: Modern Library, 1943; Hard Cover. Very Good. Front free endpaper torn out. No dust jacket.$9.9415Avalon Books via Advanced Book ExchangePublisher: Modern Library G
Our World's Best Loved Poems
Publisher: Sacramento, CA Worlds of Poetry Press 1984. The book dimensions are 11 1/4" X 8 3/4"", 608 pages Black boards. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and a hint of bumping to the lower corners. Gilt lettering on the spine and front board is faded, but still gold in color and easy to read. Pages are clean, white and crisp. Phot ographs included of some poets. DJ clean & bright - has some chipping ...$12.002Crossroad Books via TomFolio.comHardcover VG/G+ Hardcover 11 1/4 X 8 3/4"", 608 Black boards. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and a hint of bumping to the lower corners. Gilt lettering on the spine and front board is faded, but still gold in color and easy to read. Pages are c Publisher: Worlds of Poetry Press Sacramento, CA 1984 Keywords: Poetry$12.003Half.comISBN:?0910147035 Hardcover; multiple copies may be available, new or used$19.984Marion Meyer Rare Books via Advanced Book ExchangePublisher: Owings Mills, MD, U.S.A.: World of Poetry Press, 1983; ISBN:0910147035. Good to Very Good Hardcover$45.00 ( All matching used books shown
The Last Puritan by George Santayana
Publisher: Charles Scribner's & Sons, New York.
This is a hard to find collectible 1936 First Edition
An American philosopher's only novel that became an instant best-seller. It documents the autobiographical musings of the great philosopher of the twentieth century, through a voyage of painful self discovery. It is essentially a novel of ideas expressed in the birth, life, and early death of Oliver Alden.
The book is a hardcover bound in green cloth, with the title on the front cover, and spine in gilt letters.
The book binding is tight, and the cover has only minor bumps. All of the 602 pages are in clean unmarked condition.
The book dimensions are 5 3/4" x 8" tall
The Cider House Rules by John Irving, New York, NY, U.S.A.: William Morrow & Company, 1985 Hard Cover. Good/Good. First Trade Edition. Beige paper on boards, brown cloth on spine. Volume is worn all edges, bumped bottom corners, with the very tip of the front corner actually broken. Worn to the board there too. Slightly soiled on a few pages and the page ends. Underlining and some margin notes up to page 43, don't see any after that. Jacket is lightly worn with small tears at corner foldovers. Now in clear cover. "Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century (1900's), it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch - saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict, and abortionist. It is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted." . Bookseller Inventory # 00735
Child Stalker by C. C. Risenhoover
Publisher: McLennan Publishing Inc., Waco, Texas.
This is an 1987 First Printing (Stated) Signed by Author.
Matt Mc Call is back with a vengeance. The author weaves a blod-curdling tale of mystery and suspense, in which America's favorite investigative reporter sheds the responsibilities of his newspaper job, and to terrorists becmes the most dangerous ma in America. Ever relentless, never afraid to take the law into his own hands.
The book has a red hard cover with a black cloth spine with the title in gold.
The 242 pages are clean and unmarked. The pages and cover are in a nearly "like new" condition. The dust jacket (designed by Christine E. Kiggins) has a few chips from shelf wear, does not have any tears
and is in fairly good condition.
The book dimensions are 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" tall.
The Crown of Columbus by Michael Dorris & Louise Erdrich
Publisher: Harper-Collins, New York.
This is a 1991 First Edition Stated
The Hardcover is mauve with a brown spine. The title is in gilt on the spine with the signatures of the authors in gilt, on the front cover. The binding is tight with the 382 pages clean and unmarked. The Dust Jacket has minor chipping on the upper, and lower edges, due to shelf wear.
The Dust Jacket Design and Illustations are by Greg Harlin.
Book Dimensions 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" tall
A Soldier of the Great War by Mark Helprin
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.
This is a 1991 First Edition Stated.
This book is in very good condition, cream colored hardcover with green cloth spine with the title stamped in gold, and the image of a bird embossed on the front cover.
The binding is tight and all of the 792 pages are clean and unmarked.
The Dust Jacket is also in good condition.
Book Dimensions 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" tall
Pere Goriot by Honore' de Balzac
Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Garden City, NY. 1951 Set in Linotype Bodoni Book and printed by The Country Line Press at Garden City, NY.
Designed by Diana Klemin. Binding by Diana Klemin and Margot Tomes, and Illustrated by Margot Tomes. This book is in good condition, the 281 pages are clean, tight, and unmarked. The cover and spine have only light bumps. $7.00
The Essays By Ralph Waldo Emerson,
First and Second Series Complete in One Volume. by Emerson, Ralph Waldo.
Cloth binding. Crowell Pub. New York (1951) First pub. 1926. This edition with new Introduction by Irwin Edman. 438pages $11.45
The Secrets of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh
The author of "The Gitter Dome"
Publisher: William Morrow and Co., New York.
This is an 1985 First Edition (Stated)
"The place is the California desert: Mineral Springs, a sand-blown, down-scale outpost of glittering Palm Springs with its exclusive country clubs, heavily guarded homes, and suntanned celebrities.
Seventeen months before, Jack Watson, a hadsome, wealthy young man, was incinerated in his Father's Rolls-Royce on a dark canyon road.
But the bullet in his head proved it was no accident......."
The boards are burnt orange with matching endpapers, and a white cloth spine with the title in gold. There is an Christmas inscription on the inside end paper.
The book dust jacket (designed by Paul Bacon) is black with the outline of a cactus and the sun in the distance.
The 345 pages are crisp, clean, and seemingly unread.
The complete book is in a "like new" condition.
The book dimensions are 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" tall.
Creative Metalworking by E. B. Mattson
Publisher: Bruce Publishing Co., Milwaukee.
This is an 1960 First Edition
The designs and ideas found in ths book are directed to the person who wishes to express himself9or herself) by working with metal.
The book is intended to stimulate creative thinking in maing useful and beautiful items for the home.
The projects listed in this bok serve as idas which can be improved, changed, or modified to the individual person's personality and skill.
Thinga around us are constantly changing, new materials and methods are being found.
Ideas also change and are improved, so more useful things an be created.
Give a man a spark of an idea, a challenge, and he will surprise everyone with his craftsmanship.
The book is an ex-technical library book (with all the usual markings).
The boards ae covered with orange/red cloth, with the title and an illustration in black on the front cover, and on the spine.
The cover has small corner and spine bumps, and minor rubbing.
The book has black and white charts photographs and graphics prined on a gloss finish paper.
The 121 pages are in a "like new" condition.
The book dimensions are 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" tall.
The Complete STAR WARS Trilogy Scrapbook by Mark Cotta Vaz
Publisher: Scholastic Inc., New York
This is the 1997 First Scholastic Printing
The book is "An out of this world guide to Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi."
The book is a softcover edtion with semi-stiff embossed front cover.
The cover has minor shelf wear and creases.
The 64 pages have a glossy finish and are generously illustrated with color photographs.
The book dimensions are 10" x 9 1/2" tall.
Garfield Takes the Cake by Jim Davis
Publisher: Ballantine Books, New York.
This an 1982 First Edition (Stated)
This is a book of Garfield comics. There is approx 150 pages of black and white cartoons, and illustrations by Jim Davis.
The book has a soft purple cover with white lettering outlined in black, and a colored illustration of Garfield coming out of a cake on the the front, and the title on the spine. The cover has some creases but no tears.
The book dimensions are 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" tall.
Med by David Moyer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, Inc. New York, NY
This is an 1988 First Edition Stated
This book is in the tradition of The Caine Mutiny, and The Sand Pebbles. It is a technological, and terrorist thriller, full of military sixth fleet action. The 6th Fleet was tracked by Soviet spy ships and were subjected attacks from hostile aircraft, while heading for the coast of Syria.
The book is a half-bound in black and white cloth hardcover with sixth fleet illustratons on the book endpapers. The binding is tight with all 519 pages clean and unmarked. The Dust Jacket (Designed by Rick Preacher) is also in very good condition.
The book dimensions are 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" tall.
The Cheerful Warrior? by Charles Dollen
The Life Of Charles Garnierbr
Publisher: Daughters of St. Paul, Boston.
This is an 1967 First Edition
"Of all the happy warriors in the Kingdom of God it would be difficult to find one with a better sense of humor than the Parisian-born Charles Garnier. His spontaneous wit and his genuine laugh made him a hero among his schoolmates, a leader in the Jesuit novitiate, and a much sought out companion among the missionaries in the Huron territory of Canada".
The book has a decorative cloth hardcover, which is free of bumps and shelf wear. The cover and in the pages within the book were illustrated by the Daughters of St. Paul (under the direction of Guy Pennisi). All the 72 pages in the book are clean and unmarked, and in a "like new" condition.
The book dimensions are 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" tall.
The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton
Publisher: ?Alfred Knopf, New York.
This is possibly an 1972 First Edition
This is one of Michael Crichton's earliest novels, and one of the most chilling. It explores a brain controlled by computers.
The book has grey boards with a third of the front cover 'repeatedly" printed. (from the top to the bottom) with the book title in black. The end papers are grey and have a "medical" illustration of sections of the brain. The tan cloth spine has the title printed in gold.
The dust jacket (designed by Paul Bacon) has an illustration of a man's head with computer cables coming out of the back of his head, with the title in green. There is a photo of the author on the back flap. The dust jacket has a 1/4" tear and chipping at the top of spine.
The bok also has bibliographical references, and the 247 pages are clean and unmarked.
The book dimensions are 6" x 8 1/2" tall.
Treasures of Disney Animation Art
Preface by Robert E. Abrams
Introduction by John Canemaker
Publisher: Abbeville Press, New York
This is an 1982 First Edition 4th Printing
Most of the works of art reproduced in this beautiful book have been locked away for decades in the cavernous Achives of Walt Disney Productions, and were never intended to be seen by the public.
These sketches, drawings, pastels and watercolors rarely represented anything more than the necessary steps in the process of creating entertainment.
Robert E. Abrams has selected over 500 representative works from the millions of paintings, sketches, and drawings that were stored away.
The book contains beautiful full color reproductions of animation cells, roughs, layouts, and designs.
Where possible reproductions are the same size as the originals.
The book is an oblong configuration with the hardcover in a bright red cloth decorated with Mickey embossed on the front cover, and the title printed in gilt on the spine.
The dust cover is made from a heavy duty mylar, and has a colorful "animated" drawing of Pinocchio, and the title on the front.
The book cover and the 319 pages are clean and unmarked. Except for a few creases on the dust cover, the complete book is in a very good condition.
The book dimensions are 15 1/4" x 12' tall.
Literary England by D. E. Scherman & R. Wilcox
Publisher:Random House, 1944.
Photographs by David E. Scherman
Descriptive text by Richard Wilcox.
Preface by Christopher Morley
This book is a picture essay on Literary England that appeared in Life Magazine June 14, 1943.
There are 50 photographs with naratives that range from The Castle at Tintagel where King Arthur was supposedly born, and where Tristan and Iseult are buried, The Royal Pavillion at Brighton, to the staircase in Kent that was the key to "The Thirty-Nine Steps".
The book has a nice Blue cloth hardcover with gilt lettering. The binding is tight, and all of the pages are clean and unmarked. The dust jacket has tears and chips, but has served it's purpose, which was to protect the nice blue and gilt hardcover.
The book dimensions are 8 3/4" x 11" tall
Currier & Ives
Printmakers to the American People by Harry T. Peters
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran, Garden City, New York 1942 (Special Edition)
This special edition of Currier & Ives is set in 12 pt. caslon monotype with hand-drawn decorative initials. The design and typography is by A.P. Tedesco and the book was produced by Zeese-Wilkinson Co. and H. Wolff Book Manufacturing Co.
The book has ornate cloth boards with a color title plate paste-on the front board. The binding is tight and all of the 192 pages are clean, and unmarked.
The book is profusely illustrated (192 plates, both color and monochrome
which contains the Famous prints of George Washington. Thee are 41
pages of text by Harry T. Peters.
The book dimensions are 9 1/4" x 12 1/2" tall
Museums of the Andes Publisher: Newsweek/Kodansha, Pub., New York
This is an 1981 First US Edition, and First Printing.
This book is part of the
Great Museums of the World Series, and is a hard to find copy.
The book contains 142 color photos of Native American History, ceramics and textiles of Pre-Columbian Peru, from selected Andean public, and private collections. The book has 172 ? clean and unmarked pages that includes an index. This is an ex-library book and has all the normal library markers.
The book hardcover is pale green cloth with gilt lettering, with a mylar covered dust jacket. Both the book and the dust jacket are in a "like new" condition.
The book dimensions are 9 1/4" x 11 1/2" tall
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Boston.
This is an 1962 First Edition.
The Painting of America's Native School from Thomas Cole to Winslow Homer.
The book describes a period in our national life when painting grew from from local inspirations, was dedicated to expressing the United States, and differed in many ways from European practice--when Americans enthusiastically supported their own artists, and painting was on these shores a well-paid profession. No period of our art offers more fascinating insights into the nature of American creativity..........
The hardcover is covered in a grey "tweed-like" cloth with the title stamped on the spine in green and gold. The illustrated dust cover was designed by Betty Binns. The book binding is tight and all of the 407 pages, which contain over 100 illustrations are clean and unmarked. The hard cover has had normal shelf, however the dust cover has a few small tears, and creases along the top.
The book dimensions are 8 3/4" x 10 3/4" tall.
Steamboat Boy by Augusta Stevenson
Publisher: : The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. Indianapolis. 1966 (May be a First Edition)
This is a Juvenile Biography of the Famous American John Fitch
The book has an illustrated hardcover, and except for corner bumps is in good condition.
The 200 pages with Illustration by Robert Doremus are clean and unmarked (Except for typical library markings)
The book dimensions are 5 3/4" x 7 3/4" tall.
Disney's Beauty snd the Beast
(An Animated Flip Book)
Publisher: Walt Disney Company, New York.
This is an 1992 First Edition (Stated) The book has no text. You flip the pages one way to see Beauty and the Beast in color.
When the book is flipped in the other direction you can see the original animation drawings.
The book is in good condition except for very minor edge rubbing.
The bok dimensions are 5" x 3' tall.
Murder USA: The Ways We Kill Each Other by Godwin John
Publisher: Ballentine Books, New York
This is an 1978 First Edition (Stated) The author traveled throughout the U.S. conducting interviews in an attempt to find out the cause of our murder epidemic A death by criminal violence is one of the most accurate crime statistics, because a body is the hardest thing to hide.
The book has red boards with a blue cloth spine. The title is embossed in silver on the front cover, and printed in silver on the spine. The dust jacket has minor fading but both the cover and the jacket have very minor shelfwear however the top margin of the 391 pages have been subjected to dampness which has caused wavyness that could possibly be pressed out.
The book dimensions are 6 1/4" x 9 1/4" tall.
I Wonder What's Under There? by Deborah Nourse Lattimore
A Pop-up & Lift-the Flap Book
Publisher: Browndear Press/Harcourt Brace & Co., New York
This is an 1998 First Edition This book is an entertaining and informative way to learn the type of underwear people now, and have been wearing since the beginning of time. The book is accurate in every detail (and appropriate for all ages) and answers the question what people have been wearing under their clothes, for instance, Western men, cave men, Ancient Egyptians Etc.
The book has "glazed" colored pictorial boards, with 23 full color illustrated pages 6 are double page pop-up scenes with moving parts. The book has corner and spine bumps however all the mechanisms (designed by David A,Carter) work and look "like new" and the book is in relatively good condition.
The book dimensions are 7 3/4" x 9 1/4" tall.
The Pope of Greenwich Village by Vincent Patrick
Publisher: Seaview Books, New York
This is an 1979 First Edition
(Special Reader's Edition) This is the Author's first book and ths Special Reader's Edition was published prior to the printing of the hardcover edition (October 5, 1979)
The book became the basis for the film and filming began in 1984 starring Eric Roberts and Mickey Rourke,
The book has a red/orange softcover with the printing in black on the front and spine. The cover has some edge rubbing , and very minor spine sunning. The 280 pages are clean and unmarked.
The book dimensions are 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" tall.
Every Living Thing by James Herriot
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York
This is an 1992 First Edition (Stated) This James Herriot's sequel to " The Lord God Made Them All
James Herriot is the most beloved storyteller of our time. Every Living Thing is his first new book of memoirs in over a decade, and from its opening pages our every expectation is fulfilled... This book is absolutely like brand new. The 342 pages are crisp clean and unmarked.
The book dimensions are 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" tall.
The Autobiography of a Hunted Priest by John Gerard
Publisher: Pellegrini & Cudahy, New York
This is an 1952 First Edition Translated by Philip Carman The Book is a Personal Account of the Persecution of Catholics in Elizabethan England, and has an Introduction by Graham Greene.
"This autobiography has become one of the most remarkable documents in Catholic literature by one of its most remakable priests--John Gerard. Ordained a priest of the Jesuit Order in 1588, Gerard wrote his story in Latin at the close of an extremely exciting historic life. The life of a Jesuit in Elizabethan England was comparable in danger to......."
The book has a hardcover covered in green cloth with the title printed in gilt on the spine. The cover has corner and spine bumps but the binding is tight and all of the 287 pages are clean and unmarked. The dust jacket has suffered edge chipping, and has a piece (3" x 11/4") missing from the lower spine.
The book dimensions are 5 3/4" x 8 3/8" tall.