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  • MODERN AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS: Essential Bibliogaphy of American Fiction. by (Baldwin, James; Wright, Richard; Ellison, Ralph; Toomer, Jean; Walker, Alice; Morrison, Toni; Hurston, Zora Neale; Reed, Ishmael and Chesnutt, Charles W.) Bruccoli, Matthew J. and Baughman, Judith S., editors.
    (Baldwin, James; Wright, Richard; Ellison, Ralph; Toomer, Jean; Walker, Alice; Morrison, Toni; Hurston, Zora Neale; Reed, Ishmael and Chesnutt, Charles W.) Bruccoli, Matthew J. and Baughman, Judith S., editors.
    MODERN AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITERS: Essential Bibliogaphy of American Fiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Facts on File, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bibliographies for the nine African American writers listed above. Foreword by Keneth Kinnamon, checklist for students of American fiction and index. 92 pages. ISBN: 0-8140-2998-9.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 17161
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • BIBLICAL QUOTATIONS: Provides Quickly an Apt Bible Quotation to Fit Any Human Experience. by Bechtel, John H.
    Bechtel, John H.
    BIBLICAL QUOTATIONS: Provides Quickly an Apt Bible Quotation to Fit Any Human Experience.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1920 (c 1911). Hardcover - Thousands of quotations arranged alphabetically by subject. 80 pp plus 12 pp publisher's ads for the Popular Hand-Books Series.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with white lettering and black illustrations (foxing to endpapers, toning to pages. front hinge starting)

    Book ID: 79205
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  • THINGS WORTH KNOWING: A Treasury of Useful Information, Answering Thousands of Questions . by Bechtel, John H.
    Bechtel, John H.
    THINGS WORTH KNOWING: A Treasury of Useful Information, Answering Thousands of Questions .

    Edition: Early printing.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1918. Hardcover - The complete subtitle is "A treasury of useful information answering thousands of questions and adapting itself to the needs of men and women in every walk of life". Among the topics are emergencies, ailments and remedies, vital statistics, care of house animals, the bedroom (?), postal regulations, sick diet, how to clean, etc. 279 pp. plus 8 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in light green cloth with darker green lettering and decorations (some tonng and foxing to the pages)

    Book ID: 79810
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • THE NEGRO IN AMERICA: A Bibliography. by [Bibliography] Miller, Elizbeth W.
    [Bibliography] Miller, Elizbeth W.
    THE NEGRO IN AMERICA: A Bibliography.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966. A listing of over 3,500 books, documents and articles, mostly published after 1954., arranged topically, and including an index of authors. Foreword by Thomas Pettigrew. 190 pages.

    Condition: Some soiling to the covers, but contents are clean - overall good condition.

    Book ID: 52964
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  • [Bibliography] Miller, Elizbeth W.
    THE NEGRO IN AMERICA: A Bibliography.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966. dj. A listing of over 3,500 books, documents and articles, mostly published after 1954., arranged topically, and including an index of authors. Foreword by Thomas Pettigrew. 190 pages.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual stamps, but a tight clean copy in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 14778
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • Blessing, Patrick J.
    THE IRISH IN AMERICA: A Guide to the Literature & the Manuscript Collections.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - Three main sections focusing on Bibliography by topics (war and military, women, biographies, politics, religion, labor, etc.), Manuscript Collections, and Government Manuscripts & Publications, Statistical Overview, Index.347 pp. . ISBN: 0-8132-07312.

    Condition: Fine (as new) indark green full cloth, with gilt lettering, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 27466
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  • THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION. by Bourgeau, Art.
    Bourgeau, Art.
    THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Crown, (1986) dj. Hardcover - Describes and rates over 2,500 mysteries, detective stories and suspense thrillers arranged by type (English mystery, police procedural) and by author, alphabetically. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-517-556022.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61151
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  • THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION. by Bourgeau, Art.
    Bourgeau, Art.
    THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Crown, (1986) dj. Hardcover - Describes and rates over 2,500 mysteries, detective stories and suspense thrillers arranged by type (English mystery, police procedural) and by author, alphabetically. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-517-556022.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61966
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  • Bourgeau, Art.
    THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1986. dj. Hardcover first edition - Describes and rates over 2,500 mysteries, detective stories and suspense thrillers arranged by type (English mystery, police procedural) and by author, alphabetically. 311 pgs. Hardcover. ISBN: 0-517-556022.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61967
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  • ARIZONA IN LITERATURE: A Collection of the Best Writings of Arizona Authors from Early Spanish Days to the Present Time. by Boyer, Mary G.
    Boyer, Mary G.
    ARIZONA IN LITERATURE: A Collection of the Best Writings of Arizona Authors from Early Spanish Days to the Present Time.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Haskell House Publishers, 1970. Hardcover - Originally published in 1934, so "present time" refers to the early 1930s. When it was published, it was the only extensive listing of Arizona literature. Arranged topically - adventurers, novels, poetry, biography, legends, translations from Spanish, etc - this includes brief biographical notes on each author and a selection from their work. Index, 574 pp. ISBN: 0-838311687.

    Condition: Very near fine in turquoise boards with gilt lettering on the spine (upper corner bumped).

    Book ID: 79846
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  • ENGELSK-DANSK-NORSK ORDBOG / A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH AND DANO-NORWEGIAN LANGUAGES (2 volume set, complete.) by Brynildsen, John.
    Brynildsen, John.
    ENGELSK-DANSK-NORSK ORDBOG / A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH AND DANO-NORWEGIAN LANGUAGES (2 volume set, complete.)

    Edition: First editions.

    Copenhagen, Denmark: Gyldendal , 1902 / 1907. Hardcover first edition - Danisms supervised by Johannes Magnussen. English Pronunciation by Otto Jespersen. 2 volumes: Volume One, published in 1902 covers A-M, 742 pp. and Volume Two, published in 1907, includes N-Z, 1148 pp Bound in black and white marblized boards, with tan leather spine and corners, gilt lettering on spine, marbled edges to textblock.

    Condition: Good+ condition - Some edgewear to the covers, rubbing to the leather and a bit of wear at the tops of the spines, but overall a sturdy and still handsome set.

    Book ID: 54400
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  • HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT. by Buchanan, Ian and Bill Mallon
    Buchanan, Ian and Bill Mallon
    HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT.

    Edition: First edition.

    Lanham, Maryland & London: Scarecrow Press, (1995.). Hardcover first edition - Includes a Chronology of the Olympic Movement; The Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games; Introduction to the Olympic Movement plus the actual dictionary of the Olympic Movement; a bibliography and much more. lxxv, 246 pp plus 16 pp of photographs. ISBN: 0-8108-30620.

    Condition: Ex-library with very few markings, appears almost unread in red cloth with gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 56881
    Keywords: Reference Books, sports
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  • A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF UNFINISHED BOOKS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE With Annotations. by Corns, Albert R. and Archibald Sparke.
    Corns, Albert R. and Archibald Sparke.
    A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF UNFINISHED BOOKS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE With Annotations.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Burt Franklin, (1969). Hardcover - Facsimile reprint of the original 1915 edition. Includes a list of authorities consulted. #26 in the Burt Franklin bibliography & reference series. xvi, 255 pp.

    Condition: Fine in blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, no dust jacket as issued.

    Book ID: 75293
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  • Denny, Grace G.
    FABRICS.

    Edition: Eighth edition.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, (1962.) dj. Hardcover - The classic book on the subject, originally published in 1923 and updated to keep up with changes in the industry, so it still remains the standard reference in the field, a well-illustrated (with photographs and drawings) alphabetical listing of technical and non-technical terms related to fabrics, including definitions of different types fabrics, practical textile tests, classification, etc. Includes a list of registered trade names. 163 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32688
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • A DICTIONARY OF DAYS. by Dunkling, Leslie.
    Dunkling, Leslie.
    A DICTIONARY OF DAYS.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Facts on File, (1988.) dj. Hardcover - "The curious stories behind more than 850 named days celebrated in literature and real life.' Arranged alphabetically and by the calendar, illustrated with a vignette at the head of each letter. Square format. 136 pp. ISBN: 0-8160-19169.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 55446
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • EMERSON: AN ANNOTATED SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY. by [Emerson, Ralph Waldo 1803-1882] Burkholder, Robert E. and Joel Myerson
    [Emerson, Ralph Waldo 1803-1882] Burkholder, Robert E. and Joel Myerson
    EMERSON: AN ANNOTATED SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY.

    Edition: First edition.

    Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1985. Hardcover first edition - Tthe first comprehensive annotated secondary bibliography of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Includes over 5600 critical and biographical works and almost 200 miscellaneous works. A title in the 'Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography'. Index. xiv, 842 pp. ISBN: 0-822935023.

    Condition: Fine in dark blue cloth with silver lettering (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 74548
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • PROVINCES AND PROVINCIAL CAPITALS OF THE WORLD. by Fisher, Morris.
    Fisher, Morris.
    PROVINCES AND PROVINCIAL CAPITALS OF THE WORLD.

    Edition: Second edition.

    Metuchen, NJ & London: Scarecrow Press, 1985. Hardcover - A concise one-volume reference which lists and indexes the thousands of states, provinces, and provincial capitals of the world. ix, 248 pp. ISBN: 0-810817586.

    Condition: Fine in brown cloth with white lettering (as new)

    Book ID: 72219
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • Floercky, Herbert Edward.
    VISUAL GEOGRAPHY OF CALIFORNIA: The History, Products, General Points and Features of Interest: Also United States Comparisons on State Areas, Population - Foreign Commerce.

    Edition: First edition.

    Sacramento, CA: California State Board of Education, (1933.). Hardcover first edition - California State Series. Illustrated with many photographs, maps & charts. Map endpapers. Large format, 85 pp.

    Condition: Ex-school library with a few stamps,but overall good condition in blue cloth with black lettering.

    Book ID: 30639
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  • NEVADA GHOST TOWNS. by Florin, Lambert.
    Florin, Lambert.
    NEVADA GHOST TOWNS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Seattle: Superior Publishing Company, (1971). Includes sections on Aurora, Berlin and Union, Hamilton, Ione, Rhyolite and more - as well as some that might not be ghost towns but are still only a "shadowy semblance of its former self" - towns like Austin, Eureka; Genoa, and Virginia City. Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs. Large format. 96 pp.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 76196
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  • Funk, Charles Earle.
    THEREBY HANGS A TALE: Stories of Curious Word Origins.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1950.) dj. Hardcover - An explanation of how words came to be used - from 'abet' to 'Yankee.' Index. xii, 303 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean, no dj.

    Book ID: 45222
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  • PRICE GUIDE OF WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II BOOKS AND MANUALS. by George, Mark A.
    George, Mark A.
    PRICE GUIDE OF WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II BOOKS AND MANUALS.

    Edition: Large trade paperback.

    Kearney, NB: Morris Publishing, (1997). Detailed listing of books and manuals relatiing to World War I and II. The last edition of this guide which includes thousand of entries based on dealers' catalog prices as well as some auction prices. Lists are divided by war. Includes unit histories, military manuals and a list of reference books. 301 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in stiff glossy blue covers with a comb binding (a new copy, but some signs of handling)

    Book ID: 59447
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  • Greer, Carl Richard.
    ADVERTISING AND ITS MECHANICAL PRODUCTION.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Crowell, 1931. Hardcover first edition - A very comprehensive discussion of techniques applicable to the development of advertisin, with chapters on topics ranging from selection of paper, use of color to in-house organs, commercial art, advertising agencies and more. Full color frontispiece and many illustrations - both in the text and as black and white and full-color plates (the title page states 175 illustrations). Appendix, glossary and index. 474 pp. Slightly oversized format.

    Condition: Very good+ in cloth covered boards, black spine, gold lettering on spine (gift inscription.)

    Book ID: 25380
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  • LEARN TO SPEAK AFRIKAANS: A New Method Based on One Thousand Words by Groenewald, P. W. J.
    Groenewald, P. W. J.
    LEARN TO SPEAK AFRIKAANS: A New Method Based on One Thousand Words

    Edition: Later printing, a slim trade paperback..

    Pietermaritzburg: Shuter & Shooter, nd (ca 1980). A book designed to enable English speakers, who might actually have a written knowledge of Afrikaans, to overcome the obstacles to speaking it. 145 pp. ISBN: 0-869852787.

    Condition: Very good in flexible light green covers.

    Book ID: 79572
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  • Haege, Glenn (edited by Kathy Stief.)
    HAEGE'S HOMESTYLE ARTICLES : The Detroit News, 1995-99

    Edition: First printing, a large trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    Royal Oak, MI: Master Handyman Press, (2001.). First edition - A wealth of practical, clear, concise but sufficiently detailed articles on every facet of home maintenance and repair. List of recommended companies and websites. Index. 595 pp. ISBN: 1-880615649.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 32212
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  • CORNERSTONES OF CONFEDERATE COLLECTING. by Harwell, Richard Barksdale.
    Harwell, Richard Barksdale.
    CORNERSTONES OF CONFEDERATE COLLECTING.

    Edition: Third limited edition, of 500 numbered copies, of which 100 were signed by the author.

    Charlottesville, VA: The University of Virginia Press for the Bibliographical Society of University of Virginia, (1982) 1953. Hardcover - Although this copy retains the title page of the second revised edition of 1953, it was actually published in Wendell, North Carolina in 1982. Includes a foreword by Clifford Dowdey, informative text and a checklist of the cornerstones followed by facsimiles of title pages. #5 out of 100 copies SIGNED and bound by hand, 35 pp plus 20 pp of facsimile title pages and colophon.

    Condition: Very near fine in wheat-colored cloth with pasted on title label on the spine, small illustration of a Confederate soldier on the front cover.

    Book ID: 35161
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  • NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: A Reference Bibliography, 1900-1971; With Selected Nineteenth Century Materials by [Hawthorne, Nathaniel] Ricks, Beatrice, Joseph D. Adams, and Jack O. Hazlerig, compilers.
    [Hawthorne, Nathaniel] Ricks, Beatrice, Joseph D. Adams, and Jack O. Hazlerig, compilers.
    NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: A Reference Bibliography, 1900-1971; With Selected Nineteenth Century Materials

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: G. K. Hall, 1972. Hardcover first edition - Includes a master list of 2596 bibliographic entries and a subject index. v, 337 pp. ISBN: 0-816110212.

    Condition: Very near fine in royal blue buckram with gilt lettering on the spine. Uncommon and especially so in this condition.

    Book ID: 74569
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • SCRIPOPHILY: The Art of Finance. by Hollender, Keith.
    Hollender, Keith.
    SCRIPOPHILY: The Art of Finance.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Museum of American Financial History, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which both assists the collector of financial stocks - bonds and stock certificates - and provides a synopsis of worldwide financial history. Illustrated throughout in both full color and black and white. Bibliography, index. Slightly oversized format, printed on glossy stock throughout. 157 pp. ISBN: 0-96426-3009.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56148
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  • CURIOUS FACTS: Interesting and Surprising Information Regarding the Origin of Familiar Games, Words, Sayings And Customs. by Howard, Clifford .
    Howard, Clifford .
    CURIOUS FACTS: Interesting and Surprising Information Regarding the Origin of Familiar Games, Words, Sayings And Customs.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Philadelphia: Penn Publishing Company, 1920 (c 1905). Hardcover - A book full of information regarding the history of family and geographical names, words, phrases and customs - ranging from "apple-pie order" to Christmas customs, croquet and more. Index. Small volume, 199 pp plus 6 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in green cloth with white lettering and black illustrations (foxing to endpapers, toning to pages)

    Book ID: 79204
    Keywords: Reference Books
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  • ALBANIAN - ENGLISH DICTIONARY / FJALOR SHQIP - ANGLISHT. by Kici, Gasper.
    Kici, Gasper.
    ALBANIAN - ENGLISH DICTIONARY / FJALOR SHQIP - ANGLISHT.

    Edition: First edition.

    Italy: By the author, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - An Albanian-English dictionary containing some 30,000 words most frequently encountered and thousands of idiomatic expressions. Introduction on Albanian pronunciation, and appendices of Albanian abbreviations and geographical names. Errata slip laid in. 448 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (previous owner's name, some toning to the plain light blue printed dust jacket).

    Book ID: 60853
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  • THE WILD, WILD WEST OF LOUIS L'AMOUR : The Illustrated Guide to Cowboys, Indians, Gunslingers, Outlaws and Texas Rangers by [L'Amour, Louis] Wexler, Bruce,
    [L'Amour, Louis] Wexler, Bruce,
    THE WILD, WILD WEST OF LOUIS L'AMOUR : The Illustrated Guide to Cowboys, Indians, Gunslingers, Outlaws and Texas Rangers

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Courage Books / Running Press, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - A full-color companion to the novels of Louis L'Amour, illustrated with more than 150 specially researched photographs, most in full color, showing "the detailed settings, authentic equipment, and strong moral characters that populate his historically accurate novels, which have been popular with audiences around the globe for more than 50 years." Filmography. Large format. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-762423579.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69115
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