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  • NEIN: A Manifesto. by Jarosinki, Eric.
    Jarosinki, Eric.
    NEIN: A Manifesto.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Black Cat / Grove Atlantic, (2015(. First edition - Twitter brought to the print world - a "wry philosopichical manifesto in aphorism form." Glossary. 120 pp plus an afterword.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 66466
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  • Mencken, H. L.
    A LITTLE BOOK IN C MAJOR (Opus 11.)

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: John Lane Company, 1916. Hardcover first edition - A small volume of his witty and sardonic aphorisms - many so apt and pithy that it is difficult to refrain from quoting one or more. 79 pp plus 1 page of advertisement for his two earlier books.

    Condition: Good condition in dark red cloth with gold lettering on spine and front cover (lettering on spine rubbed and faded, some other abrasion to the cloth on the covers. Penciled gift inscription and note to previous ow ner laid in. Usual toning to pages.

    Book ID: 29769
    Keywords: aphorisms, Classics, humor
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  • A ZEN FOREST: Sayings of the Masters Compiled and Translated with an Introduction By Soiku Shigematsu. by Shigematsu, Soiku, translator; Foreword By Gary Snyder.
    Shigematsu, Soiku, translator; Foreword By Gary Snyder.
    A ZEN FOREST: Sayings of the Masters Compiled and Translated with an Introduction By Soiku Shigematsu.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Tokyo: Weatherhill, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - The distillation of Zen Buddhism is contained in its sayings - this book presents for the first time over 1200 of these short sayings in a poetic English translation by Soiku Shigematsu, calligraphy by his father, Kiju Shigematsu, abbot of the Shogun-ji Zen temple in Shizuoka. Illustrated. Includes an introduction by the translator, a foreword by Gary Snyder, an appendix with the original Chinese characters and their Japanese romanizations, map, glossary and a bibliographical note. xiv, 178 pp. ISBN: 0-834801590.

    Condition: Fine in black cloth with silver lettering in a very near fine dust jacket (bit of sunning to letters on spine of dj)

    Book ID: 84623
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  • MEATBALLS FOR THE PEOPLE: Proverbs to Chew On. by Soto, Gary.
    Soto, Gary.
    MEATBALLS FOR THE PEOPLE: Proverbs to Chew On.

    Edition: First printing, a small paperback.

    Pasadena CA: Red Hen Press, (2017). SIGNED first edition - A book by this award-winning poet and author consisting of aphorisms for our time in the form of mini-poems composed mostly of just one to three lines - all original, and "addictive in that its impossible to read just one. . . enjoyable fodder not only for laughter, but for possible enlightenment." SIGNED on the title page. 141 pp. ISBN: 978-1597096010.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers (light crease to upper corner of back cover).

    Book ID: 84508
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