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CANADIANA CRUETS., Bick's of Canada.
1 Bick's of Canada. CANADIANA CRUETS.
[Bick's of Canada, Toronto, c1967.] 
12 pp, oblong soft cover 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs. A brief overview of the Bick's Pickles collection of cruets, a very popular wedding present in Victorian days and now collectible for the wonderful array of different gl ass treatments and elaborate stands. Interior - slight pulling to paper at bottom staple, minor browning to pagesotherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small creases at top corner of front cover, soft small c r e a s e a t b ottom corners, light edge wear, very light browning. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
INFINITE RICHES:  THE ADVENTURES OF A RARE BOOK DEALER., Magee, David.  Introduction by Lawrence Clark Powell.
2 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
 
 
TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING.  DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION., Muir, P.H., Editor.  P.H. Muir, E.P. Goldschmidt, Simon Nowell-Smith, John Carter, Howard M. Nixon, Ifan Kyrle-Fletcher & Ernest Weil.
3 Muir, P.H., Editor. P.H. Muir, E.P. Goldschmidt, Simon Nowell-Smith, John Carter, Howard M. Nixon, Ifan Kyrle-Fletcher & Ernest Weil. TALKS ON BOOK-COLLECTING. DELIVERED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS' ASSOCIATION.
London Cassell 1952 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
105 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w plates. Contents: Preface; The Nature and Scope of Book-Collecting, by P.H. Muir; The Period Before Printing, by E.P. Goldschmidt; The Language of Book-Collecting, by Simon Nowell-Smith; Fashions in Book-Collecting, by John Carter; Binding and Binders, by Howard M. Nixon; Milestones of Civilization, by Ernest Weil; The Theatre for Collectors, by Ifan Kyrle Fletcher. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, gift inscription in ink from 1952 on front free endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block, soft corner crease on last page, light small bump at three corners, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and edges; edge wrinkling and a few very small edge chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; 1"x2" piece clipped from bottom of front flap; 2" tear at top of front panel with old tape residue has now been archivally taped; protected in a mylar sleeve 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
COLLECTIBLE BOOKS:  SOME NEW PATHS., Peters, Jean, editor.  (William Matheson, Percy Muir, G. Thomas Tanselle, Charles Gullans, John Espey, William B. Todd, Daniel J. Leab, Thomas L. Bonn, Stuart Bennett, Wm. P. Barlow, Jr., Peter B. Howard, Jean Peters.)
4 Peters, Jean, editor. (William Matheson, Percy Muir, G. Thomas Tanselle, Charles Gullans, John Espey, William B. Todd, Daniel J. Leab, Thomas L. Bonn, Stuart Bennett, Wm. P. Barlow, Jr., Peter B. Howard, Jean Peters.) COLLECTIBLE BOOKS: SOME NEW PATHS.
New York R.R. Bowker 1979 0835211541 / 9780835211543 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
294 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. Contents: Preface; Introduction; A Backward Look: The Sadleir Circle in Perspective; Non-Firsts; American Trade Bindings and Their Designers, 1880-1915; Books in Series; Film Books; American Mass-Market Paperbacks; Photography as Book Illustration, 1839-1900; Book Catalogues; Publishers' Imprints; American Fiction since 1960; Contributors; Index. Very small star stamp on rear pastedown, tiny bump at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, one small edge tear archivally taped, light browning on spine/flap-folds/top of flaps, very light soiling on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
DIECAST CARS OF THE 1960s., Ragan, Mac.  Foreword by Ken Gross.
5 Ragan, Mac. Foreword by Ken Gross. DIECAST CARS OF THE 1960s.
Osceola, WI MBI 2000 0760307199 / 9780760307199 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
96 pp, 9" H. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "(R)evitalizes the joy of miniaturized versions of our favorite machines, including: Matchbox, Hot Wheels Cars, Budgie, and Husky cars; Mini Dinky, Impy, Siku , Majorette, Tootsietoy, Cigarbox, Lindberg, Penny, Mercury, Johnny Lightning, and Fun Ho! diecasts; Luxury cars, construction vehicles, race cars, emergency vehicles, buses, and taxis; Station wagons, sedans, and trailers; Tips and guidelines from top collectors; Price and value guides for some of the most collectible diecasts." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
6 Rana, Margo. COLLECTIBLY YOURS BARBIE DOLL. 1980-1990 IDENTIFICATION & PRICE GUIDE.
Grantsville, MD Hobby House 1998 087588511X / 9780875885117 Hard Cover Very Good+ 
160 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in glazed pictorial boards - no dust jacket (as issued). Profusely illustrated with color photographs showing dolls, clothing and packaging. "A must for all fans of 11 1/2-inch fashion dolls, this newest book by Margo Rana is an identification and price guide to all of the varieties of BARBIE play and collectors dolls which were manufactured by Mattel in the decade of the 1980s - the favorite period of the 'pink box collectors'. Also included are version of Ken, P.J., Whitney, Midge, Christie, Skipper, and other Mattel favorites, including the trendy dolls that were 'the Rockers'. The 80s were also a prime period for wonderful Black, Hispanic and Asian version of the BARBIE family. The costuming ranges from beach wear to wedding gowns. In almost every case, the different variations of each type of doll is shown and described - from Magic Curl to Super Star dolls, from Beach Blast to the Astronaut group, every collector will find a favorite in these (450) smashing colorful photographs. Slight waviness to edges of textblock, slight curl to front board, minor rubbing on boards - small scratch on rear board. 
Price: 29.95 USD
 
 
7 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (Charles Michaud; Peter L. Stern, Jerry Weinstein, Robin H. Smiley.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. FEBRUARY, 1995. VOLUME 5, NUMBER 2. (ALICE WALKER)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1995 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
56 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: If You Can't Read Them, Why Buy Them?: The Pleasures of Collecting Foreign Translations; Great Grand-son of You Don't Need a License to Be a Bookseller (catalogue bloopers, etc.); Collecting Alice Walker; Alice Walker: A Selected Checklist with Approximate Values for First Editions in Collector's Condition; Are Best-Sellers Collectable? Part Three - 1962-1972; New York Times Fiction Best Sellers, August 1962-August 1972; Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (Viking); Books into Film ('Schindler's List'). Interior - ink notes on page 33, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
8 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (James Pepper, Robin H. Smiley, Stephen Longstreet.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. JULY/AUGUST, 1994. VOLUME 4, NUMBER 7/8. (NATHANAEL WEST, STEPHEN LONGSTREET)
Los Angeles Firsts Magazine 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
56 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Fifteen Collectable Film Books; When Books are Seen in Films (Prop Books); Collecting Nathanael West (with informal checklist); A Talk with Stephen Longstreet; Points ; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (Boni & Liveright); Books into Film (The Stunt Man). Interior - soft crease down middle of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles, soft crease down middle of covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (Nicholas Burrows, Robin H. Smiley, Clair Shulz.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. MARCH, 1995. VOLUME 5, NUMBER 3. (EVELYN WAUGH, EDGAR ALLAN POE.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1995 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
56 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: The Best of the British: Collecting British Novelists of the Nineties (with an informal checklist of first editions); Remainders of the Day, Part I: What are Remainders?; Collecting Evelyn Waugh (with an informal checklist); Finding Edgar Allan Poe (a previously undiscovered poem); Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (G.P. Putnam's Sons); Books into Film ('The Horses Mouth'). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, minor rubbing/soiling, two 2" liquid stains with color loss on front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
10 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (Peter Coveney, John Henley, Phil Wikelund, Roslyn Lindquist, Clair Schulz, Robin H. Smiley.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. SEPTEMBER, 1994. VOLUME 4, NUMBER 9. (MALCOLM COWLEY, EDMUND WILSON, LEWIS AND CLARK, ALDOUS HUXLEY.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
60 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Shapers of American Culture (Malcolm Cowley and Edmund Wilson - with selected checklists); Lewis and Clark, Fact and Fiction; Collecting Aldous Huxley (with selected checklist); Are Best-Sellers Collectable? - Part 2; New York Times Fiction Best-Sellers, August 1952-August 1962; Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (Bobbs-Merrill); Books into Film (MASH). Interior - very small bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles, slight bump to top of spine and top corner. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
11 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (Ralph B. Sipper, Ellen Nehr, Ernie Bulow, Judi Johnson.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. JUNE, 1994. VOLUME 4, NUMBER 6. (SUE GRAFTON, TONY HILLERMAN.)
Los Angeles Firsts Magazine 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
56 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Kinsey Milhone's Uncharted Itinerary; Bibliomysteries; Collecting Tony Hillerman (with informal checklist); Mystery Lineup (recent mystery writers); Points; A Collector' s Guide to Publishers (Simon and Schuster); Books into Film ('Build My Gallows High' - 'Out of the Past') Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing on rear cover, a few small very soft wrinkles, two small corner creases, soft crease down front cover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
12 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
 
 
13 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (Robin H. Smiley, James T. Seels, J.D. Singh.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. NOVEMBER, 1994. VOLUME 4, NUMBER 11. (KENNETH MILLAR, a.k.a. ROSS MACDONALD, MARGARET MILLAR, LAWRENCE BLOCK.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
60 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Beyond the Genre: Kenneth and Margaret Millar (Kenneth Millar, best known as Ross Macdonald, and his wife Margaret, mystery and detective authors - with informal checklists); Guilty Pleasures (readers write about favorite books); Collecting Lawrence Block; Lawrence Block: A Selected Checklist of Fiction and Nonfiction, 1961-1994; Crime in Canada (Canadian crime writers); Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (Macmillan); Books into Film (The Big Clock). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, light rubbing on rear cover, a few small very soft wrinkles. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
14 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (Robin H. Smiley, Robert E. Skinner, Jean Marie Parmer.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. MAY, 1994. VOLUME 4, NUMBER 5. (CHESTER HIMES, CAPTAIN JAMES COOK.)
Los Angeles Firsts Magazine 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
48 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Are Best-Sellers Collectable?; New York Times #1 Best Sellers, Fiction List 1942-1952; Collecting Chester Himes (with informal checklist); An Exploration of Captain James Cook; Books into Film (Midnight Cowboy). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Smiley, Kathryn, ed. (S.M. Mossberg, James Blaylock, Anne R. Dick, Michael Whelan.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. OCTOBER, 1994. VOLUME 4, NUMBER 10. (PHILIP K. DICK, MICHAEL WHELAN.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1994 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
56 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Giants in Our Midst (new science fiction writers); The Young Giants: A Selected Checklist; Collecting Philip K. Dick: So It Would Be Funny; The Good Days (excerpt from Ann R. Dick's book); Philip K. Dick: An Informal Checklist; Michael Whelan: A Sense of Wonder (fantasy artist); Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (Little, Brown); Books into Film (The Andromeda Strain). Interior - two small ink notations on page 28, otherwsie clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles, small slight bump to top corner of textblock/covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
16 Smiley, Kathryn, editor. (Larry Blumenfeld, Robert E. Skinner, Lew and Nancy Buckingham.) FIRSTS: THE BOOK COLLECTOR'S MAGAZINE. MAY, 1996. VOLUME 6, NUMBER 5. (WESTERN ISSUE - A.B. GUTHRIE, AMERICAN INDIANS.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
76 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: The Civilization of the American Indian: A Landmark Series from the University of Oklahoma; A Checklist of The Civilization of the American Indian Series; Collecting A.B. Guthrie, Jr. (with checklist); A Tribute to Jeff C. Dykes (collector, educator, bookman - with checklist); Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (The Dial Press); Books into Film ('Giant' by Edna Ferber - film by George Stevens). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
17 Smiley, Kathryn, editor. (Larry Olpin, Michael Quigley, Charles Michaud.) FIRSTS: THE BOOK COLLECTOR'S MAGAZINE. JANUARY, 1996. VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1. (CIVIL WAR FICTION - STEPHEN CRANE.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
60 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Collecting American Civil War Novels; Collecting Stephen Crane; Stephen Crane: A Checklist; In Pursuit of Fugitives (obscure articles and literary contributions); Points: A Collector's Guide to Publishers (Smith and Haas); Books into Film ('The Red Badge of Courage'). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
18 Smiley, Kathryn, editor. (Peter Quinones, Steve Adamovich, Robin H. Smiley, Don Herron, Stephanie Howlett-West.) FIRSTS: THE BOOK COLLECTOR'S MAGAZINE. OCTOBER, 1999. VOLUME 9, NUMBER 10. (SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY ISSUE - KIM STANLEY ROBINSON - DONALD WANDREI.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1999 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
72 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Kim Stanley Robinson on Mars; Kim Stanley Robinson: A Checklist; The Internet Follies Revisited; Collecting Donald Wandrei (with checklist); Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: 1998 in Review; Harry Potter and the Book Collectors; Points: Collector's Guide to Publishers (Arkham House); Books into Film ('Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' Philip K. Dick's novel - 'Blade Runner' a film by Ridley Scott). Interior - bump to top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles, bump to top corner of covers. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
19 Smiley, Kathryn, editor. (Robin H. Smiley, Allen Ahearn, Roger Gozdecki, Al Navis.) FIRSTS: THE BOOK COLLECTOR'S MAGAZINE. APRIL, 1996. VOLUME 6, NUMBER 4. (M.F.K. FISHER - BASEBALL BOOKS - HEMINGWAY & STEINBECK.)
Tucson, Arizona Firsts Magazine 1996 Stapled in Wraps Very Good+ 
76 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: Collectors' Blue Chips, Part One (Hemingway & Steinbeck); Transcendant Gastronomy: Savoring the Works of M.F.K. Fisher; M.F.K. Fisher: A Checklist; Take Me Back to the Ball Game (nonfiction baseball books); Points; A Collector's Guide to Publishers (W.W. Norton); Books into Film ('The Razor's Edge'). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
20 Smiley, Kathryn, editor. (Robin H. Smiley, Barbara G. Peters.) FIRSTS: COLLECTING MODERN FIRST EDITIONS. NOVEMBER, 1995. VOLUME 5, NUMBER 11. (ELLIS PETERS/EDITH PARGETER - HISTORICAL MYSTERIES NUMBER.)
Tucson, Arizona First Magazine 1995 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
64 pp, 10 3/4" H, soft cover (magazine format). B&w illustrations. Articles: What Caesar Saw: Sleuthing in Ancient Rome (Lindsey Davis, John Maddox Roberts, Ron Burns, Steven Saylor); Collecting Edith Pargeter/Ellis Peters (Brother Cadfael, etc.); Edith Pargeter: A Checklist; History and Mystery: A Natural Pairing; Points; Books into Film ('The Name of the Rose'). Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor rubbing, a few small very soft wrinkles, one small corner crease. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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