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1 SWINGING THE LEAD AND SPIKING HIS GUNS.
Castle, (Edison, New Jersey, 2002), Ist American edition. 
190 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0785816127 Reproductions of vintage b&w illustrations. "Drawing on the language of the fighting man throughout the ages, this A-Z collection of popular idioms and turns of phrase delves into the origin and evolution of expressions now used in common language which came into being on the battlefield, the gun-deck, and more recently, in the air....So to find out what it means to 'swear like a trooper', when something's 'gone for a Burton ' , b r o w se through this fascinating collection and discover the history of hundreds of similar words and phrases." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Near Fine/Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
2 Balzac, Honore de. Selected and translated by Jacques le Clercq. Wood-engravings by Derrick Harris. HONORE DE BALZAC: EPIGRAMS ON MEN, WOMEN, AND LOVE.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, 1959. 
62 pp (including colophon), 12mo (7 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Illustrated with yellow, black and white woodcuts. A collection of the sayings of Balzac, on the themes of love, marriage, religion, relationships, medicine, etc. Very light edge wear, minor soiling, a few soiling marks on fore-edge of textblock, minor browning to spine, previous owner's chop (stamp) on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear - mainly at top of spine, minor soiling, very light browning to spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
3 Baz, Petros D. A DICTIONARY OF PROVERBS. WITH A COLLECTION OF MAXIMS, PHRASES, PASSAGES, POEMS AND ANECDOTES FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN LITERATURE.
Philosophical Library, New York, 1963. 
169 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. "The product of many years' preparation, this volume is divided into two sections. The first, which gives the book its distinct flavor, is a concise anthology of quotations, phrases, anecdotes and poetic passag es from both ancient and modern literature. The second section is a complete compendium of proverbs, aphorisms, homilies and wise sayings from nine languages. The collection is as amazingly diverse as it is astonishing in its demonstratio n o f t h e profound similiarity of the ideas of the great and near-great thinkers of history." Interior - minor browning to pages, otherwise clean with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, light rubbing, wear at top of rear h i ng e a nd b ot t om of front hinge, light browning to edges of textblock, very light soiling. Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
4 Busch, Wilhelm. Edited and annotated by H. Arthur Klein. Translated by H. Arthur Klein and others. MAX AND MORITZ, WITH MANY MORE MISCHIEF-MAKERS MORE OR LESS HUMAN AND APPROXIMATELY ANIMAL.
Dover, New York, 1962. 
216 pp + publisher's catalog, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with Busch's b&w cartoons. Bilingual text (English/German). "Wilhelm Busch (1832-1908), endowed with an equipotent facility with sketch-pad and rhyming dictionary, c reated during his career some of the most arresting sketches and drollest verses the world has ever seen. Few men since his time have shown the same ability to match simple yet penetrating pictures with rollicking, quotable verse. In his n a t i v e G e rmany he is still by all odds the best-loved creator of illustrated light verse....(Many of his pithy aphorisms have long since become folk sayings among the Germans.) The variety of tone and subject matter is wide: Busch is in tur n ma le vo le nt , j ov ial, sardonic, diabolical and even bloodthirsty as he castigates hypocrisy, stodginess, stupidity, egotism, drunkenness, and other human foibles....The English translations are both ingenious and faithful; in most cases they a re the fi rst En gl ish tr anslations ever made. Those who do not read German may be certain that the original has been translated into English with its spiciness and sense intact. Both the German and the English appear side by side, so that re ade rs o f Ge rman may sa vor Busc h's own delightful rhymes, while those who are learning German will find it an enjoyable way to gain familiarity with the langauge...." Interior - very light browning to pages, faint cigarette odor, otherwis e cl ean and t ight with no pr evio us o wners hip marks. Exterior - browning to edges of textblock, browning to covers, very small ghost sticker mark on front cover, very small surface paper loss at bottom of spine and bottom corner of front cover . Go od+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE:  THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS., Courlander, Harold.
5 Courlander, Harold. A TREASURY OF AFRO-AMERICAN FOLKLORE: THE ORAL LITERTURE, TRADITIONS, RECOLLECTIONS, LEGENDS, TALES, SONGS, RELIGIOUS BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, SAYINGS, AND HUMOR OF PEOPLES OF AFRICAN DESCENT IN THE AMERICAS.
New York SMITHMARK 1996 0765197332 / 9780765197337 Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine Enrico Arno. 
618 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w decorations by Enrico Arno, b&w photographs, musical notations. "(A) notable milestone in the collection and presentation of oral literature and traditions from black communities in the Western Hemisphere. It demonstrates the powerful cultural influence of Africa on this side of the Atlantic. (I)ncludes a wide array of orally transmitted traditions of the numerous, sometimes disparate, African-American cultures of the New World. Among these traditions are tales of scoundrels, heroes, rollicking adventures, friendship, and much more: songs, myths, myth-legends, epic-like narrations, and recollections of historical happenings. There are descriptions of cult life, around which many traditions and beliefs flow; of music and dance, which have an integral connection with traditional ways; and of the social scene in places where Africans and Europeans, or white and black ideas intermingled and became Afro-American. (This book) perceives the interconnections of cultural inheritances throughout the Afro-American region and the local divergences as well. Early sections of the book survey the traditions and oral literature of Spanish, French, and English-speaking islands of the Caribbean, and of areas of Central and South America inhabited by people of African descent. There follows an extensive section devoted to the tales, beliefs, recollections, songs, religious epics, and a wide variety of oral creations of blacks in the United States. The Appendixes include a number of African stories and descriptions that point up the impact of African traditions on the cultures of Afro-America. Very light browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
FROM MY PEOPLE:  400 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE., Dance, Daryl Cumber, editor.  (W.C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Sybil Kein, Zoral Neale, Hurston, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Jasper, Ruth Polk Patterson, Alan Lomax, et al.)
6 Dance, Daryl Cumber, editor. (W.C. Handy, Bessie Smith, Sybil Kein, Zoral Neale, Hurston, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Ellison, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Jasper, Ruth Polk Patterson, Alan Lomax, et al.) FROM MY PEOPLE: 400 YEARS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKLORE.
New York W.W. Norton 2002 0393047989 / 9780393047981 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
736 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and color illustrations. Promotion bookmark laid in. "Folklore displays the heart and soul of a people. African American folklore no only hands down traditions and wisdom through the generations, it tells the history of a people who were banned from reading and writing during slavery. (This anthology) collects a wealth of tales that have survived and been adapted throughout the years, many featuring characters (like Brer' Rabbit) and motifs from Africa. (It) leaves out no genre of folklore, including everything from proverbs and recipes to folk songs and rumors." Chapter headings: Folktales; Folk Music (Spirituals and Other Freedom Songs / Blues / Ballads and Other Folk Songs / Zydeco and Ballads from Louisian Creoles of Color / Rap); The Style of Soul; Folk Arts and Crafts (Carvings and Sculptures / Pottery / Dolls and Other Toys / Musical Instruments / Everyday Objects / Graffiti); Sermons and Other Speeches; Family Folklore and Personal Memorates; Soul Food; Proverbs and Other Memorable Sayings; Folk Rhymes, Work Songs, and Shouts; Riddles and Other Verbal Tests and Contests; Superstitions and Other Folk Beliefs; The Rumor Mill; Techlore. One page with a very small corner crease, small tear in paper at top of front hinge - repaired. Dust jacket has very light wear at top of spine, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
YOUR FIRST BABY!  MODERN METHODS OF CARE AND FEEDING AND A PERSONALIZED BABY RECORD BOOK., Glemser, Louise Cripps.  Introduction by Dr. Stanley S. Zipser.
7 Glemser, Louise Cripps. Introduction by Dr. Stanley S. Zipser. YOUR FIRST BABY! MODERN METHODS OF CARE AND FEEDING AND A PERSONALIZED BABY RECORD BOOK.
New York A.S. Barnes 1943 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good- Fair 
90 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. A mid-20th century manual on baby care, concluding with pages laid out for keeping your baby's records (not filled in), such as birth information, feeding, first photograph, health record, physical development, progress, snapshots, milestones, accomplishments, character development, habits, funny sayings.) Contents: Introduction; Before Baby Comes; Diet; Sex Determination; Exercise; Maternity Clothes; Baby's Layette; Baby's Arrival; The Birth Process; Post-Natal Care; Breast Feeding; The Right Attitude; When You Leave the Hospital; Baby's Cries; Toilet Training; First Months; Managing in a Small Apartment; The Nursery; Fitting In; Time-Tables; Father's Place; Ailments; Minor Ailments; Infectious Diseases; Food; Milk; Milestones; Progress; First Birthday; Further Development; Difficulties; Encourage Self-Help; Let the Child Work with You; Speech; Fears; Punishments; Security; The Second Milestone; New Generation;Your Baby's Record Book. Interior - small light curl to first few page corners, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small bump and wear at top/bottom of spine, tiny crease/small curl at top corners of covers, soiling on bottom of text block, slight darkening to top of text bloc, . Dust jacket is price-clipped; has edge tears, chips and creases; moderate rubbing; a few tiny scuffs; front flap has been re-archivally taped to front panel; now in a mylar sleeve for protection. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
8 Hunvald, Henry, compiler. Illustrated by Jeff Hill. CHESS QUOTATIONS FROM THE MASTERS.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, 1972. 
62 pp, 12mo (7 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Black, white, red and yellow illustrations. A collection of quotations and proverbs by chess and literary masters on the subject of the game of kings and those who play it. Previous owner's chop (stamp) on free front endpaper, minor edge wear, very light browning to top of book. Dust jacket is price clipped, has four small areas of surface paper loss on front panel, light soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Illustrated by Johannes Troyer. PROVERBS FOR DAILY LIVING.
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon, New York, n.d. 
Unpaginated, with colophon, 12mo (7 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Red, black and white illustrations. "The helpful and amusing proverbs gathered in this book come from both ancient and modern times, and from many languages....(They) are arra nged in almanac-fashion, one for each day of the year...." Company gift inscription pasted on free front endpaper, wear at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, slight bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very small chips a t t o p / b o t tom of spine and flap-folds, two small closed tears, slight browning to spine. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
10 Moore, Justin Hartley. SAYING OF BUDDHA: THE ITI-VUTTAKA. A PALI WORK OF THE BUDDHIST CANON.
Columbia University Press, New York, (1934), 2nd printing. 
142 pp, + 6 pp. ads., 8vo, HC (no dust jacket). Volume V of the Indo-Iranian Series by Columbia University. The Iti-Vuttaka is one of the canonical books of Buddhism. It is divided into 112 sections, each partly in prose and partly in verse, and is a collection of ethical teachings of Buddha on a wide range of moral subjects. Attractive woodblock bookplate on front pastedown with some offset onto ffep. Pages are browning lightly, bookstore stamp and label on rfep and three small letters w ritten in ink on rear pastedown. Between pages 21-43, eight pages have marginal inscriptions (in all but one case, just one word, e.g. 'Thought', 'Friendliness'). Top of spine is lightly frayed, boards show light edgwear/scuffing/soil i n g . O v e r a l l , a sound copy. G+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
KOTOWAZA NO IZUMI.  FOUNTAIN OF JAPANESE PROVERBS / BRUNNEN JAPANISCHER SPRICHWORTER / FONTAINE DE PROVERBES JAPONAIS., Takashima Taiji.
11 Takashima Taiji. KOTOWAZA NO IZUMI. FOUNTAIN OF JAPANESE PROVERBS / BRUNNEN JAPANISCHER SPRICHWORTER / FONTAINE DE PROVERBES JAPONAIS.
Tokyo Hokuseido Press 1983 4590006499 / 9784590006499 Fourth printing. Simulated leather Near Fine Fine 
377 pp, 6 15/16" H. Integral ribbon bookmark. In publisher's slipcase. Hundreds of Japanese proverbs are presented in Japanese characters and Roman letters, with literal and free translations into English, German and French. Indices give English, German and French proverbs with references to related Japanese proverbs. For the purposes of this book, "the term 'proverbs' includes maxims, sayings, quotations and idioms." Previous owner's chop (stamp) mark on free front endpaper, a few very tiny scuff marks on covers. Slipcase is clean and bright. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
12 Teltser-Schwarz, Susan, compiler. MONEY TALKS.
White Plains, New York Peter Pauper Press 1988 0880884428 / 9780880884426 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Thomas Sperling. 
64 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H). Black, white, yellow & green illustrations. "A compilation of quotations and proverbs, both witty and wise, on the subject of money, filthy lucre, and just plain cash." With "Money Glossary; To Coin a Phrase" at rear. Very light wear at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear at bottom of front panel, three small closed tears with soft creases, minor wear on rear flap-fold. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
WITH A WHOOP AND A HOLLER:  A BUSHEL OF LORE FROM WAY DOWN SOUTH., Van Laan, Nancy.
13 Van Laan, Nancy. WITH A WHOOP AND A HOLLER: A BUSHEL OF LORE FROM WAY DOWN SOUTH.
New York Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1998 068981061X / 9780689810619 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Scott Cook. 
102 pp, 10 1/4" H. Color illustrations. "Open this book and set off on a raucous romp through the bayous, mountains, and lowlands of America's colorful South! You'll hear about the doings of Brer Rabbit, Fool John, and Ol' Gally Mander, and you'll learn such valuable lessons as 'If you keep your mouth shut, you won't catch flies'! Some of the stories, poems, sayings and superstitions are familiar; others are sure to become new favorites; all are funny, feisty, and absolutely irresistible." Contents include: Down in the Bayou; Dreamland; Tomcat; Gumbo; Monkey Stew; Possum Plays Dead; Superstitions and Wise Ol' Sayings from Louisiana; The Watermillion Patch; Country Riddles; The Old Hen Cackled; Ol' Mister Biggety; Mister Buzzard; Mister Grumpy Rides the Clouds; We Hunted and We Hollered; Nighty-Night Rhymes; Possum; Chicken Pie; Ticks; Five Little Pigs; Mountain Superstitions; etc., etc. Also includes Source Notes and Other Useful Sources. One tiny edge dent, some small areas of minor glue residue on inside edge of boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, small crease on front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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