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AMONG THE GENTLY MAD:  PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY., Basbanes, Nicholas A.
1 Basbanes, Nicholas A. AMONG THE GENTLY MAD: PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
New York Henry Holt 2002 0805051597 / 9780805051599 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
250 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) delightfully discursive twenty-first-century guide to book collecting that combines a fresh respect for proven methods of acquisition with sound advice on how to use the exciting electronic tools now available. Drawing on the superb insight he has gathered from some of the world's most notable collectors, dealers, and librarians, (the author) offers a penetrating consideration of the pastime as it enters an era in which 'everything', it seems, has become collectible, an era in which the computer has become an indispensable tool. For newcomers, this book presents the rare opportunity to look over the shoulders of accomplished book hunters, all with their own successful strategies, as they pursue their prey, to glean some invaluable tips from the pros. Along with conveying the thrill of the chase, their stories remind readers that good books bought shrewdly are 'always' wise inventments. Traditionalists who believe that preparation and knowledge remain the soundest foundations for success will not be disappointed by Basbane's contention that for all the wonders of the Internet, there is still no substitute for going out into the field, meeting up with kindred spirits at book fairs, open shops, auctions, and flea markets, and learning how to 'handle the goods' from people who have been there. At the same time, he questions the relevance of a few axioms that have been accepted as gospel, while explaining the timeless wisdom of others." Tiny bump at top of front hinge, tiny scuff at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO HOPALONG CASSIDY MEMORABILIA., Caro, Joseph J.
2 Caro, Joseph J. COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO HOPALONG CASSIDY MEMORABILIA.
Gas City, IN L-W Book Sales 1992 0895380137 / 9780895380135 Soft Cover Very Good 
190 pp, 11" H, B&w and color photographs. Contents: Introduction; Articles & Song Sheets; Cameras & Opticals; Child Readers & Books; Coloring Books, Arts & Crafts; Comic Books, Trading & Serial Cards; Endorsement Items ; Games, Entertainment & Toys; Jewelry, Coins & Money; Lamps, Nitelights & Furnishings; Miscellaneous; Movie Items, Films & Posters; Records & Record Readers; School Items, Lunch Boxes, Thermos; Utensils, Cups & Plates; Pins & Badges; Occasion Cards; Playsuits, Clot hing, Guns & Holsters. Interior - Christmas gift inscription and date as well as previous owner's small note and signature on title page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing, minor edge wear/wrinkling, small soft corner crease on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Decker, Peter, compiler. (George W. Soliday.) A DESCRIPTIVE CHECK LIST TOGETHER WITH SHORT TITLE INDEX DESCRIBING ALMOST 7500 ITEMS OF WESTERN AMERICANA COMPRISING BOOKS, MAPS AND PAMPHLETS OF THE IMPORTANT LIBRARY (IN FOUR PARTS) FORMED BY GEORGE S. SOLIDAY.
New York Antiquarian Press 1960 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
One of an edition limited to 550 copies, this copy unnumbered. Dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine, 9 3/4" H. B&w frontispiece. Foreword and brief biographical sketch of Mr. Soliday by Peter Decker. The remainder of the book consists of four parts and an index, each individually paginated, (169 pp, 165 pp, 117 pp, 128 pp, 103 pp). Light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges, small bump at bottom of rear board near hinge, very light edge wear, faint scratches on rear board, faint rub line on front board, soft crease across spine - near bottom. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SLIGHTLY CHIPPED:  FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE., Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy.
4 Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy. SLIGHTLY CHIPPED: FOOTNOTES IN BOOKLORE.
New York St. Martin's 1999 0312205872 / 9780312205874 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
213 pp, 8 1/2" H. "(A) companion piece for 'Used and Rare', (this book) details the warm and witty story of the (authors') further explorations into the curious world of books. The Goldstones get hooked on the writing, correspondence, and couplings of the Bloomsbury group; they track down Bram Stoker's earliest notes for 'Dracula'; they set their sights on a single lot of 128 leather-bound books at Sotheby's auction of the Paris home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; they try out book collecting on the Internet; and they are introduced to hypermoderns. 'Slighty Chipped' is filled with anecdotes, esoterica, and fun facts about the world of book collecting. The Goldstones have discovered new places to buy rare tomes and new eccentric personalities along the way." Slight bump to top/bottom of spine, minor lean to spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small tear at bottom of front flap-folds - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
USED AND RARE:  TRAVELS IN THE BOOK WORLD., Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy.
5 Goldstone, Lawrence and Goldstone, Nancy. USED AND RARE: TRAVELS IN THE BOOK WORLD.
New York St. Martin's 1997 0312156820 / 9780312156824 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
215 pp, 8 1/2" H. 3rd printing. "What started as a last resort on the quest for a cheap gift soon became an addiction. (The authors) found themselves visiting every rare-book store between Boston and Manhattan, spending ever increasing amounts of money on first editions, leather-bound classics, and out-of-print volumes. Along the way, they gained an education in books - and in people - that we can all savor. This warm and witty story is filled with eccentric characters, from snobby book dealers to bearded backwoodsmen (who just happen to have a fortune in rare books in their barns). ('Used and Rare') is an enjoyable education and a love letter to book lovers everywhere." The remains (backing paper) of two large labels on the free front endpaper, tiny dent/scuff on top of text block, very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small tear at bottom of rear hinge - archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Jefferys, Charles W., compiled and annotated by. (George T. Pepall, Sigmund Samuel, Lorne Pierce.) A CATALOGUE OF THE SIGMUND SAMUEL COLLECTION, CANADIANA AND AMERICANA.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good 
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Dark blue boards with gilt lettering/banding spine, gilt lettering and emblem on front board. Pictorial endpapers, 2 colour plates (including the tissue-covered frontis-piece), b&w reproductions. A catalogue of the prints, lithographs, engravings, paintings, etc. in the Sigmund Samuel Collection at the time of printing. Minor wrinke at top of spine. Glassine dust jacket has some edge wrining and small tears. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
7 Jefferys, Charles W., compiled and annotated by. (George T. Pepall, Sigmund Samuel, Lorne Pierce.) A CATALOGUE OF THE SIGMUND SAMUEL COLLECTION, CANADIANA AND AMERICANA.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Inscribed by Contributor
180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Dark blue boards with gilt lettering/banding spine, gilt lettering and emblem on front board. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "With best wishes. / Sigmund Samuel / 2/6/52." Pictorial endpapers, 2 colour plates (including the tissue-covered frontis-piece), b&w reproductions. A catalogue of the prints, lithographs, engravings, paintings, etc. in the Sigmund Samuel Collection at the time of printing. Minor soiling on copywright page, very light corner wear, faint browning and foxing marks at edges of boards, a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
INFINITE RICHES:  THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER., Magee, David.  Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell.
8 Magee, David. Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell. INFINITE RICHES: THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER.
Toronto Fitzhenry & Whiteside 1973 0839735537 / 9780839735533 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
274 pp, 8 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "Life in the rare book business can be filled with excitement and surprise, as described by David Magee, San Francisco antiquarian bookseller, in this witty and highly civilized account of some of his adventures here and abroad. With lively humor and sophistication, Mr. Magee entertains and enlightens as he tells amusing and suspenseful anecdotes about the people he has encountered, the places he has visited, and the events he has attended in the course of nearly half a century in the rare book trade. (His) vignettes of the many and varied clients, confreres, dear friends and strangers with whom he has dealt are a charming pageant of human beings - sometimes eccentric, amusing or moving - always vivid to the reader." Very small stamp mark (bird) on top of text block, minor wrinkle at top of spine, light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light browning at inside edges and on flap-folds, one tiny edge tear. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
RARE BOOKS:  FIFTEENTH TO NINETEENTH CENTURIES.  CATALOGUE 19.  MARTAYAN LAN., Martayan Lan.
9 Martayan Lan. RARE BOOKS: FIFTEENTH TO NINETEENTH CENTURIES. CATALOGUE 19. MARTAYAN LAN.
Martayan Lan, New York, n.d. 
184 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. Contents: Travel, Geography, Americana & Related Fields; History of Science: Astronomy & Mathematical Instruments - Physics, Mathematics, Mining & Technology - Medicine, Pharmacy, Natural History & Gardening; Arts & Humanities (Including Architecture, Art History, Music, Fete Books, and Calligraphy, etc.) Interior - small bump at top edge of pages - more towards rear of book, tiny bump to bottom corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - bump to top edge of rear cover, tiny crease at bottom corner of rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NORTH AMERICAN MOOSE., Peterson, Randolph L.
10 Peterson, Randolph L. NORTH AMERICAN MOOSE.
Toronto University of Toronto 1955 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- 
280 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps, tables, graphs, drawings. Chapter headings: Introduction; Taxonomy and Distribution; Palaeontological History; Post-Glacial Dispersal in North America; Moose in the Early History of North America; General Population Status; Distribution and Status of Moose in Ontario; Rate of Reproduction; General Life History; General Behaviour and Activities; Food Habits; Annotated List of the Principal Moose Food Plants of Eastern North America; Food Plants of Western North America; Habitat Studies; Relationships with Other Animals; Diseases, Parasites, and Insect Pests; Accidents; Population Studies; Management; Appendix A: A Study of Mandibular Tooth-wear as an Index to Age of Moose; Appendix B: Studies of Moose Antler Development in Relation to Age; Literature Cited; Index. Light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few light scratches and rubbing on boards, small bump to top corner of both boards, minor soiling on top of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (Robert E. Skinner, Richard M. Weatherford, Diane Peterson, Larry Blumenfeld.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. MAY, 1995. VOLUME 5, NUMBER 5.
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1995 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
60 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Searching the Limits of the Form (Douglas C. Jones - with checklist); The Arthur H. Clark Company (a Western Americana press); Collecting Wallace Stegner (with informal checklist); The Future of the Western; Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (Duell, Sloan and Pearce); Books into Film ('The Searchers') Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light rubbing on rear cover, a few small very soft wrinkles, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PRIMITIVES & FOLK ART:  OUR HANDMADE HERITAGE., Thuro, Catherine.
12 Thuro, Catherine. PRIMITIVES & FOLK ART: OUR HANDMADE HERITAGE.
Collector Books, Paducah, Kentucky, 1979. 
135 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). ISBN 0891451129 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. Value guide laid in. Covers a wide variety of folk art & primitive items including: Black Amer icana, Baskets, Canes, Children's Playthings, Footwarmers, Glass, Indian Artifacts, Kitchen Utensils, Laundry Collectables, Lighting, Metal Collectables, Pottery, Quilts, Rugs, Skates, Tobacco Cutters, Tools, Whimseys, etc. Value guide ha s c r e a s e s at bottom corners/edge, light to moderate edge wear, very light rubbing, two small corner bumps and small bump at top front edge, slight bump to top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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