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THE PERFECT READY RECKONER AND LOG BOOK, THE TRADER, FARMER, AND MECHANIC'S USEFUL ASSISTANT FOR BUYING AND SELLING ALL SORTS OF COMMODITIES, IN DOLLARS AND CENTS, SHOWING AT ONCE THE AMOUNT AND VALUE OF ANY NUMBER OR QUANTITY OF GOODS.
1 THE PERFECT READY RECKONER AND LOG BOOK, THE TRADER, FARMER, AND MECHANIC'S USEFUL ASSISTANT FOR BUYING AND SELLING ALL SORTS OF COMMODITIES, IN DOLLARS AND CENTS, SHOWING AT ONCE THE AMOUNT AND VALUE OF ANY NUMBER OR QUANTITY OF GOODS.
Montreal Montreal News Co. 1891 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
245 pp, 5 7/8" H. Cloth spine, paper-covered boards with text on rear board, lettering, illustration and decorative border on front board. Appears to be an American publication reprinted by the Montreal News for use in Canada. No date, but examples of business forms are dated 1890 & 1891. Title page continues: "from a quarter of a cent to ten dollars, Containing also comprehensive and accurate tables for board, scantling and plank measurement, timber and log measure, wages and board, interest, grain and building tables, business forms, business law, and much other information for every-day use." From the Preface: "(S)hows at one glance the value of any number of pounds, gallons, yards, feet, &c., of any article from one ot a thousand, at one-quarter of a cent up to ten dollars, in so easy and expeditious a manner, that a person unacquainted with arithmetic may, by looking at the head of the page to find the given price, and at the column on the side for the number wanted, tell with the utmost accuracy the amount of value required." Contents include: Board by the Week; Bricks; Capacities of Cisterns; Cost of Pork; Facts for Builders; Facts for Plasterers; Gunter's Chain; How to Sell Hogs; Interest; Ice, Strength of; Land Measurement; Loss of Grain from Shrinkage; Measuring Corn in the Crib; Nails; Percentage of Water in Different Woods; Ploughing Table; Rate of Wages per Week; Rapid Lumber Measurement; Railroad Freight; Relative Value of Foreign Coins in United States Money; Surveyor's Square Measure; Storage of Roots in Cellars; To Find the Number of Shingles required in a Roof; Table showing the Number of Rails, Riders and Stakes required for every ten rods of Zig-zag Fence; To Measure Grain in a Granary; United States Government Land Measurement; Weight of Lumber per Thousand Feet Board Measure; etc., etc. Previous owner's initials in ink at top of title page, a few tiny light foxing marks on front endpapers, some soiling and light rubbing to boards, light to moderate edge wear, wear and very small bumps at corners of boards, slight darkening to spine colour. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
2 Abrams, Gary William David. PRINCE ALBERT: THE FIRST CENTURY, 1866-1966.
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan Council, City of Prince Albert 1976 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
389 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. Inscribed by former mayor, Dick Spence, on front free endpaper. Contents: Preface; A Mission in the Wilderness, 1866-1874; Fastest-Growing Settlement in the North-West, 1874-1881; "The Great City and Railway Centre of the North-West", 1881-1883; Roughest Town in the North-West, 1883; Loyalty in Adversity, 1884; The Rebellion and its Aftermath, 1885; A Railway at Last, 1886-1890; Prosperity Deferred, 1891-1896; Discarding the Old Ways, 1897-1901; The Hard Hand of Destiny, 1902-1906; Slipping Behind, 1906-1910; The White Coal City, 1910-1913; Disaster Unimagined, 1913-1914; The Long Road Down, 1914-1919; The Narrow Path Up, 1919-1924; The Years of Promise, 1925-1930; Selling the Power Plant, 1927-1931; Dust and Despair, 1930-1938; The Needless Struggle, 1939-1946; Epilogue, 1946-1966; Bibliography; Appendices; Index. Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light toning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate rubbing, some small and tiny edge tears (some with creases) - archivally taped, very light browning on inside of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on panels - mainly on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
RUDE RAMSAY AND THE ROARING RADISHES., Atwood, Margaret.
3 Atwood, Margaret. RUDE RAMSAY AND THE ROARING RADISHES.
Toronto Key Porter Kids 2003 155263244X / 9781552632444 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Dusan Petricic. 
Unpaginated (approx. 29 pages), 9 1/2" H. Errata slip laid in at front with explanation of errors and peel-off words to be inserted into the text (all present). Colour illustrations. "(B)est-selling author Margaret Atwood offers a delightfully ridiculous (alliterative) tale about the virtues of resisting restrictions. Rude Ramsay has reached the end of his rope! Sick of dining on rock-hard rice, rubbery ribs, wrinkled ravioli, and raw rhinoceros, Ramsay and Ralph the red-nosed rat resolve to leave their rectangular residence (and Ramsay's revolting relatives) on a quest for a refreshing repast." Dust jacket has slight yellowing to top edge, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ADVENTURES OF A COLUMNIST., Berton, Pierre.
4 Berton, Pierre. ADVENTURES OF A COLUMNIST.
McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1960, first edition. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Pierre Berton takes us behind the scenes for a look at this business of writing a daily newspaper column. It's a highly personalized account, to be sure, but one that is well calculated to entertain almost any reader. Included along with the author's personal comments is a varied selection of many of the best columns he has written over a two-year period. None of them has appeared before in book form." Very small light mark on page 121, tiny chip at bottom edge of free rear endpaper, slight darkening to top of textblock, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has several small closed tears - one with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling wear at top of spine and flap- folds has been colored with black ink, tiny chips at top of spine and top/bottom of flap-folds, light rubbing, minor soiling. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NOT DEAD YET:  THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DR. ROBERT BUCKMAN.  COMPLETE WITH A MAP, MANY PHOTOGRAPHS & IRRITATING FOOTNOTES., Buckman, Robert, Dr.
5 Buckman, Robert, Dr. NOT DEAD YET: THE UNAUTHORIZED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF DR. ROBERT BUCKMAN. COMPLETE WITH A MAP, MANY PHOTOGRAPHS & IRRITATING FOOTNOTES.
Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1999, first printing. 
237 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0385526647 B&w photographs. "Dr. Robert Buckman is well known on both sides of the Atlantic as a television presenter of medical topics, a best-selling author, a cancer physician and ( occasionally) an entertainer. In this unusual autobiography, he tells the story of his life so far: as an exceptionally small child, a young physican, a performer (appearing on stage with the Monty Python crew), columnist and author. What m a k e s t h is book even more intriguing is that he has also been a patient - suffering a near-fatal auto-immune disease in 1979 and an inflammation of the spinal cord ten years later which has left him partially paralyzed. In these pages, Dr. B uc km an d ea l s un flinchingly with medicine, health, theatre, sex, love, television, alcohol, money, telephones, flatulence, filing systems and a few other minor details of modern life. 'Not Dead Yet' is often funny, sometimes hilarious, occasio nal ly ser iou s a nd a lwa ys engaging." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
6 Crickmore, Paul F. Forewords by Robert Gilliland & B.C. Thomas. LOCKHEED SR-71: THE SECRET MISSIONS EXPOSED. REVISED EDITION.
Osprey Aerospace, London, 1997, revised edition. 
262 pp, small 4to (10 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855326817 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, technical drawings, color plates. "Designed at the height of the Cold War to be the ultimate surveillance platform, the SR-71 was operated exclusively by the USAF's 9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing. In this new edition of Paul Crickmore's best-selling history, the fruits of an alliance between NASA and the Lockheed project (which began when NASA engineers lent a ha nd at Edwards AFB way back in 1967) are reviewed, as the 'space men' use the SR-71 for experiments on the outer edge of the atmosphere. Also new is a complete list of USAF missions flown out of Kadena, detailing duration, pilots, Reconnais s a n c e S y s tems Officers, altitude, etc. It is a fascinating addition to the history of operational flights over North Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, North Korea, Yemen, the Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iran and Cuba....Also revealed are details o f fl ig ht s c on du ct ed from Beale AFB, in California and RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, England, into the Arctic Circle and over the Baltic to monitor the movements of Soviet nuclear submarines. With more than 250 illustrations, and full appendices p ro vid ing te ch ni cal sp eci fications and performance data, there is no more definitive work on this extraordinary aircraft." Small bump to top corner of rear board, tiny crease at top corner of last few pages, very small tear and bump at top of spin e. Dust ja cke t ha s ve ry m inor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good+ 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
CHINA ATTACKS:  A NOVEL.  SECOND EDITION., DeVore, Chuck and Mosher, Steven W.  (De Vore.)
7 DeVore, Chuck and Mosher, Steven W. (De Vore.) CHINA ATTACKS: A NOVEL. SECOND EDITION.
Infinity, Haverford, PA, 2001, 2nd edition. 
415 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0741404303 "...exciting, entertaining, and informative, while exploring the international politics that may be leading the world to war. The story describes how America and China plan to use their military capabilities against each other. Read this riveting scenario of catastrophic conflict, as these superpowers collide over the island nation of Taiwan. Bookstores in Tawiwan and Hong Kong are selling Chinese translations of the book...." I n t e r i o r - first page has large soft corner crease and wrinkling/three tiny tears at fore-edge (archivally taped), otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, large corner crease on front cover, s li gh t sm al l cu r l to corners of covers. VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE SIGN OF THE BOOK.  A CLIFF JANEWAY NOVEL., Dunning, John.
8 Dunning, John. THE SIGN OF THE BOOK. A CLIFF JANEWAY NOVEL.
Scribner, New York, 2005, first edition. 
353 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0743255054 A bibliomystery. "Denver bookman and ex-cop Cliff Janeway is enjoying the good life, buying and selling the books he adores as he ekes out a living in his store on seedy Eas t Colfax. And it doesn't hurt that superstar lawyer Erin D'Angelo has joined him as a partner in both business and love. Erin is a special lady, so it's hard for Janeway to refuse her when she asks a favor. Will he travel to the little m o u n t a i n t own of Paradise, Colorado, to check on one of Erin's girlhood friends who's in deep trouble? Laura Marshall sits in the county jail, accused of murdering her husband Bobby. The situation is delicate because Bobby and Erin were a c ou pl e be fo re h e m arried Laura. In fact, it was Laura's affair with Bobby that ended Erin's relationship with each of them, and the women have been estranged ever since. Now Laura has called on Erin for help, but Erin's not sure she even wa nts to s ee her on eti me be st friend, let alone get involved in the case. Could Janeway visit Laura on Erin's behalf and try to find out what happened the night Bobby died? The clincher for Janeway: Bobby Marshall was a book collector, and J anew ay c an' t r esis t a hous e f ull of books any more than he can resist Erin's uncharacteristic request...." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 118.  MAY 1991.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Francois Prins, Ken Wixey, Scott Thompson, Patrick Allen, Stuart McKay, Mike Gradidge, Jeremy Collins.)
9 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Francois Prins, Ken Wixey, Scott Thompson, Patrick Allen, Stuart McKay, Mike Gradidge, Jeremy Collins.) FLYPAST. NO. 118. MAY 1991. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Stamford, Lincs., 1991. 
87 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Man with a Mission (Rudolf Hess); Rivet by Rivet (Museum of Army Flying selling off mighty 'Bev'); Midget Flight ( MiG-15UTI); Jug (Republic Thunderbolt); All the fun of the Fair (Southport Beach); Invader Country (A-26 fire bomber operator); Pioneer (Frank Whittle's jet engine); Air Support Borneo; News (Benson Beast has flown, Mirage retirement....); Y e a r o f t he Lancaster (Battle of Britain and the 'Missing Link'); Museums of the World; Type Report (Moths); American Classics (Aeroncas); Collectair (Zeppelin memorabilia), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ex te ri or - mi n or edge wear, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing and date stamp on rear cover, very light date stamp on front cover, minor browning to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
10 Gossage, Carolyn. A QUESTION OF PRIVILEGE: CANADA'S INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS.
Toronto Peter Martin 1977 088778156X / 9780887781568 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
301 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "(T)he first comprehensive examination of the independent schools and their role in Canadian society. Based on extensive research in neglected historical records and on hundreds of interviews from coast to coast, it documents the evolution of fifty schools across the country, sketches some of the famous (and infamous) headmasters and mistresses, and reveals the often unconventional beginnings of these Establishment establishments. No dry academic history, (it) concentrates on the people and the colour behind the grey walls: the milkman who became a headmaster by soliciting students on his rounds; the seven Anglican sisters who financed their school by selling used clothing; the school that acquired its property, an opulent nineteenth-century mansion, at a cut-rate price from a bankrupt social climber. (This) is a delight for everyone interested in Canadian education and social history." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny tear at bottom of spine, two tiny scuffs at top of spine, a few tiny dents on front hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SELLING ENERGY:  INSPIRING IDEAS THAT GET MORE PROJECTS APPROVED!  VOLUME 1., Jewell, Mark.  With Rachel Christenson.
11 Jewell, Mark. With Rachel Christenson. SELLING ENERGY: INSPIRING IDEAS THAT GET MORE PROJECTS APPROVED! VOLUME 1.
Energy Efficiency Funding Group 2014 1941991009 / 9781941991008 Hard Cover Fine Fine Inscribed By Author
202 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Non-personal inscription by author on title page. Color illustrations. "Based on twenty years of experience influencing efficiency decision-making in more than three billion square feet of properties, this author concludes that many more projects would be approved if energy professionals were actually trained to 'sell' rather than simply 'promote' efficiency. Energy efficiency products, services, and programs all require effective selling. Professional sales skills make you more successful at advancing any energy efficiency initiative, regardless of your role in the process. Moreover, you need to think of yourself as a sales professional even if your job title does not include the word 'sales'. This book contains more than 80 short essays, each of which examines a unique aspect of efficiency-focused professional selling." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART., Laing, Jane.
12 Laing, Jane. CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART.
London Frederick Warne 1995 0723240515 / 9780723240518 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Cicely Mary Barker. 
128 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w, with many reproductions of the flower fairies. "Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies books, published in the first half of the century, are known and loved around the world. They were created by a quiet, unassuming and dedicated artist, who was nevertheless remarkably successful, spending her life illustrating many children's books and selling hundreds of watercolours and pastels." Contents: Introduction; Flower Fairy Paintings; Paintings of Children; Religious Works; List of Cicely Mary Barker's Books and Other Works; Acknowlegements; Index. Tiny scuff on rear board. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART., Laing, Jane.
13 Laing, Jane. CICELY MARY BARKER AND HER ART.
London Frederick Warne 1995 0723240515 / 9780723240518 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Cicely Mary Barker. 
128 pp, 10" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w, with many reproductions of the flower fairies. "Cicely Mary Barker's Flower Fairies books, published in the first half of the century, are known and loved around the world. They were created by a quiet, unassuming and dedicated artist, who was nevertheless remarkably successful, spending her life illustrating many children's books and selling hundreds of watercolours and pastels." Contents: Introduction; Flower Fairy Paintings; Paintings of Children; Religious Works; List of Cicely Mary Barker's Books and Other Works; Acknowlegements; Index. Minor wear and minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
HELLS ANGELS AT WAR:  THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES.  (HELL'S ANGELS.), Lavigne, Yves.
14 Lavigne, Yves. HELLS ANGELS AT WAR: THE ALARMING STORY BEHIND THE HEADLINES. (HELL'S ANGELS.)
Toronto HarperCollins 1999 0002000245 / 9780002000246 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
466 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "Veteran investigative reporter and best-selling author Yves Lavigne exposes the deadly politics and tactics used by outlaw motorcycle gangs as they fight for control of drug territory across Canada, the U.S. and Europe. The Hells Angels are the most violent and cunning of them all." Small crease at top corner of rear free endpaper. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, small crease/wrinkle at bottom edge of front panel, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
ADVERTISING: SELLING THE CONSUMER., Mahin, John Lee.  Inscribed.
15 Mahin, John Lee. Inscribed. ADVERTISING: SELLING THE CONSUMER.
Doubleday, Page / Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, n.p., 1919. 
298 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover (maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine and front board). INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER: "TO G.W.E. ATKINS WITH EVERY GOOD WISH JOHN LEE MAHIN". (G.W.E. Atkins was Vice President of Western Union Telegraph Comp any.) Chapter headings: Advertising Can Only Appeal to Free Dollars; How Markets Benefit Both Consumer and Producer; Salesmanship is Service; How the Salesman Becomes a Producer; Advertising is Selling the Group; What the Manufacturer Owes t h e C o n s umer; What the Consumer Owes the Manufacturer; The Tools of Advertising; Advertising Mediums; Advertising Mediums (Continued); Building and Testing an Advertisement; Application of the Five Tests; Advertising and Selling Through the Ord in ar y C ha nn el s of Trade; How the Middleman Serves the Consumer; Retail Advertising - Preparation; Retail Advertising - Methods and Mediums; Retail Advertising - Making Good; Price Maintenance; Cooperation Between Salesmen and Advertising - Sa lem an, t he Clo ser - Advertising, the Missionary; Advertising Opportunities; The Advertising Manager; The Advertising Solicitor; Mail-Order Advertising; National Advertising and Exclusive Dealers; Trademarks; Prestige-building Advertising; Can t he C omme rci al Valu e of Go od-will be Accurately Appraised?; The Advertising Agency; How Much More Can be Given the Consumer? Light foxing marks on end papers, one page with small corner crease, book lightly cracked at four places, 2" fore-edge crea se/bu mp f rom appr ox. p age 72 to 102, slight browning to pages, browning to edges of text block, one tiny corner bump, fading to spine color, scattered loss of color on rear board and bottom of front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine . Goo d- 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRETS OF ROSSLYN., Martine, Roddy.
16 Martine, Roddy. THE SECRETS OF ROSSLYN.
Birlinn, Edinburgh, 2006, reprint. 
200 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 184158438X Colour photographs. "Ever since its creation in the mid fifteenth century, Roslyn Chapel has cast a mesmerising spell over all who have visited it. Nestling in an exquisite glen barely se ven miles from the centre of Edinburgh, it exudes an extraordinary atmosphere, serene yet charged, as if it holds the secret of some vast, unearthly mystery. Almost 600 yers after its creation it remains an enigma that continues to confoun d a n d i n t rigue thousands of people, inspiring stories of The Knights Templar, the Holy Grail and a myriad of esoteric beliefs. Now, with the film of Dan Brown's best-selling 'The Da Vinci Code', Rosslyn is set to capture the imagination of c ou n tl es s o th er s. In this book, Roddy Martine sifts through mounds of unfounded conjecture and fantasy to make sense of it all. (This) is the only book that lets the facts speak for themselves, showing ultimately that the truth is no less a maz in g t han f ic tio n." S mall bump to top corner of pages and covers, soft crease at top corner of rear cover, three very tiny dints on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
FATHER TO DAUGHTER:  THE FAMILY LETTERS OF MAXWELL PERKINS., Perkins, Maxwell.  Edited by Bertha Perkins Frothingham, Louise Perkins King, and Ruth King Porter.
17 Perkins, Maxwell. Edited by Bertha Perkins Frothingham, Louise Perkins King, and Ruth King Porter. FATHER TO DAUGHTER: THE FAMILY LETTERS OF MAXWELL PERKINS.
Kansas City Andews and McMeel 1995 0836204875 / 9780836204872 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Maxwell Perkins. 
213 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H). B&w drawings by Maxwell Perkins, photographs. "Among book editors, none is quite so revered as Maxwell Perkins. During the years he worked in New York City's Charles Scribner's Sons, the legendary editor helped brilliant minds focus thoughts into literature, shaped manuscripts into classics, then championed writers into best-selling authors. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, and Marcia Davenport were only a few authors who had Perkins to thank for at least some of their success. Behind the scenes, however, this literary genius was a devoted father to five daughters - Bertha, Elizabeth, Louise, Jane, and Nancy. Because he wanted the girls to know and love the family homestead in Windsor, Vermont he sent them there every summer and corresponded with them daily. From thoughts about the people he met to reminiscences of favorite family vacations, Perkins provided a vivid presence in his daughters' lives, whether he was with them or not. In (this book), the touching correspondence Perkins created for his daughters has been gathered into a memento of a great man. It is obvious that Maxwell Perkins was more than just a noted editor - he was a man with a deep and abiding love for his family." Dust jacket has soft crease along top edge of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A PASSION FOR BOOKS:  A BOOK LOVER'S TREASURY OF STORIES, ESSAYS, HUMOR, LORE, AND LISTS ON COLLECTING, READING, BORROWING, LENDING, CARING FOR, AND APPRECIATING BOOKS., Rabinowitz, Harold & Kaplan, Rob, editors.  Foreword by Ray Bradbury.  Christopher Morley, Umberto Eco, Clifton Fadiman, Susan Sontag, Gustave Flaubert, Robertson Davies, A. Edward Newton, Anna Quindlen, A.S.W. Rosenbach, John Updike, Philip Roth, et al.
18 Rabinowitz, Harold & Kaplan, Rob, editors. Foreword by Ray Bradbury. Christopher Morley, Umberto Eco, Clifton Fadiman, Susan Sontag, Gustave Flaubert, Robertson Davies, A. Edward Newton, Anna Quindlen, A.S.W. Rosenbach, John Updike, Philip Roth, et al. A PASSION FOR BOOKS: A BOOK LOVER'S TREASURY OF STORIES, ESSAYS, HUMOR, LORE, AND LISTS ON COLLECTING, READING, BORROWING, LENDING, CARING FOR, AND APPRECIATING BOOKS.
New York Times Books / Random House 1999 0812931122 / 9780812931129 Soft Cover Very Good 
355 pp, 9 3/16" H. Includes: Umberto Eco's "How to Justify a Private Library," dealing with the question everyone with a sizable library is inevitably asked: "Have you read all these books?"; Anatole Broyard's "Lending Books," in which he notes, "I feel about lending a book the way most fathers feel about their daughters living with a man out of wedlock."; Gustave Flaubert's 'Bibliomania', the classic tale of a book collector so obsessed with owning a book that he is willing to kill to possess it.; A selection from Nicholas Basbanes's 'A Gentle Madness', on the innovative arrangements Samuel Pepys made to guarantee that his library would survive intact after his demise.; Robert Benchley's "Why Does Nobody Collect Me?" - in which he wonders why first editions of books by his friend Ernest Hemingway are valuable while his are not, deadpanning, "I am older than Hemingway and have written more books than he has."; George Hamlin Fitche's extraordinarily touching "Comfort Found in Good Old Books," on the solace he found in books after the death of his son.; A selection from Anna Quindlen's 'How Reading Changed My Life', in which she shares her optimistic view on the role of reading and the future of books in the computer age.; Robertson Davies's "Book Collecting," on the difference between those who collect rare books because they are valuable and those who collect them because they love books, ultimately making it clear which is "the collector who really matters."; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very small corner crease, minor wrinkle at fore-edge of front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
19 Retan, Walter and Risom, Ole. (Richard Scarry.) THE BUSY, BUSY WORLD OF RICHARD SCARRY.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1997 0810940000 / 9780810940000 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Richard Scarry. 
159 pp, 4to (12" H). Pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated throughout in color and b&w with photographs and reproductions of Scarry's work. "In dozens of books, with hundreds and hundreds of illustrations, Scarry revealed to kids that the everyday world was a place that could be understood - and that learning was fun. Scarry's 'Best Word Book Ever', for example, puts names to everyday objects; 'Busy, Busy World' explores geography country by country; and 'What Do People Do All Day?' delivers exactly what the title promises. Such a man is worth knowing more about, and this first biography presents the debonair, humorous, charming figure that Scarry was. In words and pictures the book traces (his) life from his roots in Boston to a post-World War II art school training and a brief career in advertising. Bored with selling products, Scarry put himself forward as a children's book illustrator and began turning out pictures for other people's words. Soon, he himself was writing texts, and eventually he hit upon the magic touch that catapulted him to nearly universal popularity - a menagerie full of animal characters who behaved like humans, but with unfailing good humor and grace. Through the personalities of these often mischievous creatures - the ubiquitous Lowly Worm, Tinker and Tanker, Sergeant Murphy - whom children could identify with but not have to worry about, Scarry conceived a parade of books that parents and children alike could pore over for pictures or read time after time. Long before Waldo challenged young eyes to find him in picture books, Goldbug was hiding here and there on Scarry's pages. Learning more about the charm of those books and the genius of the man who created them will enlighten and delight any reader of this book." Small tear (archivally taped) at bottom edge of title page, very light wear and a few tiny dents at bottom edge of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear, edge wrinkling, one small tear archivally taped, crease at top edge of front flap. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
20 Robinson, John W. TRAILS OF THE ANGELES: 100 HIKES IN THE SAN GABRIELS. SEVENTH EDITION.
Wilderness Press, Berkeley, CA, 1998, 7th edition. 
191 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0899972322 B&w photographs, folding map in pocket at rear. "The San Gabriel Mountains are only a one-hour's drive from Los Angeles, yet contain peaceful, secluded areas where nature still reigns relativel y undisturbed. This book takes you to the intimate parts of the San Gabriels, as well as to popular and easily accessible hikes. Choose from 100 hikes, ranging from easy one-hour strolls to overnight backcountry trips. For the history bu f f t h e r e are hikes up the old Mt. Lowe Railway. For wilderness seekers, there are tours of the Cucamonga and San Gabrile Wilderness areas, forever set aside in their natural state. Now in its 7th edition, this book has been the best-selling g ui d e to h ik in g the San Gabriels for over 25 years. Includes a color, topographic map created specifically for use with this book." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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