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1 Ball, Edward. THE INVENTOR AND THE TYCOON: A GILDED AGE MURDER AND THE BIRTH OF MOVING PICTURES.
New York Doubleday 2013 0385525753 / 9780385525756 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
447 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(T)he compelling saga of an artistic genius, a ruthless railroad tycoon, and a sordid crime of passion. In frontier California 130 years ago, English immigrant Eadweard Muybridge managed to capture time and play it back on a screen, inventing stop-motion photography and moving pictures, breakthrough technologies that ushered in our age of visual media. Bankrolling his endeavor was tycoon (and former California governor) Leland Stanford, who built the west half of the transcontinental railroad and personally drove in the last golden spike. Stanford's particular obsession was whether the four hooves of a running horse ever left the ground all at once, and with Muybridge he found an answer. But personal disaster overshadowed Muybridge's remarkable achievements. A visionary artist, and technically brilliant, he was also a murderer." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AMONG THE GENTLY MAD:  PERSPECTIVES AND STRATEGIES FOR THE BOOK HUNTER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY., Basbanes, Nicholas A.
2 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
 
 
SCRANTON AND NEARBY POINTS.  TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - JULY 1937., Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvannia
3 Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvannia SCRANTON AND NEARBY POINTS. TELEPHONE DIRECTORY - JULY 1937.
Bell Telephone Company of Pennsylvania 1937 Soft Cover Good- 
328 pp + 72 pp classifieds section, 11" H, stapled, with hole in top left corner for hanging. Gives monthly telephone rates, how to dial, how to make out-of-town calls, station to station rates. Covers: Beachlake, Benton, Bohemia, Brooklyn, Bushkill, Camptown, Carbondale, Chapman Lake, Clarks Summit, Clifford, Conyngham, Cresco, Dallas, Dalton, Delaware Water Gap, Drums, Dushore, Fairdale, Forest City, Freeland, Galilee, Hawley, Hazleton, Honesdale, Huntington Mills, Jackson, Jermyn, Laceyville, Lackawaxen, Lake Ariel, Lake Como, Lake Winola, McAdoo, Mehoopany, Montrose, Moosic, Mt. Pocono, Mountain Top, Muhlenburg, Nanticoke, Narrowsburg, New Albany, Newfoundland, Nicholson, Nuangola, Nuremberg, Olyphant, Pittston, Pleasant Mount, Plymouth, Pocono Lake, Ringtown, Scranton, Shickshinny, Shunk, South Gibson, Springville, Stanton, Stroudsburgs, Susquehanna, Taylor, Thompson, Tunkhannock, Uniondale, Wapwallopen, Waymart, Weatherly, White Haven, Wikes-Barre-Kingston, Wyalusing, Wyoming. Interior - browning to pages - a little more at edges, very small pieces missing from bottom corner of last three page leaves, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - creases and wrinkles on covers, light edge wear, book is slightly cocked, 1" piece missing from bottom corner of rear cover, very small chip at top spine corner of front cover, slight perforation on front cover from binding staple. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
4 Bigelow, William F., editor. Foreword by Helen Judy Bond. (Ernest R. Groves, James L. McConaughy, Ellsworth Huntington, Eleanor Roosevelt, Gladys Hoagland Groves, Elizabeth Bussing, Jessie Marshall, Hornell Hart, Frances Bruce Strain, et al.) THE GOOD HOUSEKEEPING MARRIAGE BOOK: TWELVE WAYS TO A HAPPY MARRIAGE.
New York Prentice-Hall 1946 Sixth printing Hard Cover Good Good- 
173 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Equipped by years of study and experience to write of marital problems, the authors of these twelve articles establish in this book on marriage a new standard of sincerity and helpfulness. The list of contributors includes such well-known names as Eleanor Roosevelt, William Lyon Phelps, and Ellsworth Huntington of Yale." Contents: Introduction; Foreword; When He Comes A-Courting; Now That You Are Engaged; Ought I to Marry?; Should Wives Work?; Learning to Live Together; Marriage Makes the Money Go; Children? Of Course!; Detour Around Reno; Sex Instruction in the Home; Religion in the Home; It Pays to be Happily Married; The Case for Monogamy. Light foxing at top/bottom edges of boards, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has faint foxing at top/bottom edges, spine and flap-folds; several small edge tears archivally taped, two very small scuffs on spine, light edge wear/wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROY VERNON SOWERS:  A LIFE IN RARE BOOKS., Mason, Roger Burford.  (Roy Vernon Sowers.)
5 Mason, Roger Burford. (Roy Vernon Sowers.) ROY VERNON SOWERS: A LIFE IN RARE BOOKS.
Toronto Subway Books 1997 0968166040 / 9780968166048 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
93 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). One of the trade edition of 950 copies. B&w illustrations. "A Canadian whose first shop, in the mid-1920s, was a mecca for Toronto collectors and writers, Sowers later settled in Southern California. There he dealt rarities to the emerging carriage trade and subsequently worked at the famous Huntington Library. Later still, he was a conspicuous book- and print-dealer at a succession of locations in San Francisco, where he also patronized and promoted the fine-press movement. Sowers, who died in 1970, spent his last years gathering books in Britain and Europe for resale through catalogues from his remote fruit farm in the Santa Cruz Mountains. His catalogues (he issued seventy-nine in all) were notable for more than the often extraordinary books they described so knowledgeably, from modern first editions (in the first years of his career) to titles in early medicine and the history of science (areas which Sowers helped to make fashionable). His catalogues were themselves collected for the grumpy erudition of their introductory essays, pieces which grew more curmudgeonly as Sowers aged. In a trade that reveres both learning and eccentricity, Roy Vernon Sowers was held in special regard." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean. 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
FLAGS OF AMERICA:  THE STORY OF THE FLAGS WHICH HAVE ENTERED INTO THE HISTORY OF AMERICA AND THE MAKING OF "OLD GLORY", TOGETHER WITH AN AUTHENTIC MANUAL COVERING THE DISPLAY OF THE FLAG AND RENDERING IT PROPER RESPECT., Waldron, W.H., Colonel.
6 Waldron, W.H., Colonel. FLAGS OF AMERICA: THE STORY OF THE FLAGS WHICH HAVE ENTERED INTO THE HISTORY OF AMERICA AND THE MAKING OF "OLD GLORY", TOGETHER WITH AN AUTHENTIC MANUAL COVERING THE DISPLAY OF THE FLAG AND RENDERING IT PROPER RESPECT.
Standard Printing & Publishing, Huntington, West Virginia, 1935. 
71 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (dark blue boards with gold lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Color illustrations. "It is our purpose in this book to trace the History and the Evolution of 'Old Glory' from the first fla g that was ever flown on the continent, through the Flags of America down to the present stars and stripes and by means of color illustrations and text to show the part that each of the 48 flags has played in the life of our Nation. It is o u r f u r t her purpose to present, in color illustrations and appropriate text, the proper method of displaying the American Flag and how to render proper respect to it. In this we have followed the Flag Code which was adopted by the National F la g Co n fe re nc e held in the Nation's Capitol on June 14-15, 1923, and in which the delegates from the principal patriotic, fraternal, educational, and civic organizations of the United States participated." Very light browning to endpapers, fa int e ras ed pe nci l m ar ks and soiling on free front endpaper, previous owner's name on front pastedown, a few light foxing and finger marks on some pages, tiny blue marks in gutter of pages 14/15, book lightly cracked at pages 24/25, light edg e we ar and soi ling on boar ds. Good reference copy only. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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