Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Effanbee: Dolls that Touch Your Heart by Patricia R. Smith

Book for sale:


Effanbee: Dolls that Touch Your Heart by Patricia R. Smith


1983. Paducah: Collector Books. First Edition hardcover in Very Good- condition as published in glossy illustrated boards. 248 pages. Index. Fully illustrated throughout with color and B&W photographs for easy identification. Price guide booklet comes with this volume. Previous owner's last name neatly inked on front free endpaper; spine & gutter of rear cover show some sunfade.


Topics include: a chronology, international dolls, historical dolls, storybook dolls, special collection series, discontinued dolls, doll [photo] section, color [photo] section, index.


PRICE: $12.95



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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ansel Adams: The Negative; Exposure and Development [Basic Photo 2]

Book for sale:


The Negative; Exposure and Development [Basic Photo 2] by Ansel Adams

NY: Morgan & Morgan; Revised edition (1968) Fifth Ptg 1971. Hardcover in very good condition, dustjacket Good with minor rubbing/wear at edges, spine fade. 120 pages. Index.


Brilliantly illustrated with 21 informative diagrams and tables, and 41 unusual reproductions of Ansel Adams' original photographs. Book 2 in a series of 6 by Ansel Adams. Topics include: visualization, testing for optimum opacity, exposure meters, pre-exposure compensating developers, effects of lens flare, reciprocity departure, darkroom procedures and many other procedures related to this phase of photography.


PRICE: $12.00


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Freud, Jung, and Hall the King-Maker: The Historical Expedition to America (1909) by Saul Rosenzweig

Book for sale



Freud, Jung, and Hall the King-Maker: The Historical Expedition to America  (1909) by Saul Rosenzweig


1992. Seattle: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, also states St. Louis: Rana House Press. First Edition. Hardcover with dj in Very good condition. This came from a personal library as indicated by neat name stamp inside the front cover and removable label at lower spine. 

In 1909, Freud and Jung sailed to the USA to lecture at Clark University, at the invitation of G. Stanley Hall, the founder of the American Psychology Association. These lectures attracted many famous intellectual figures of the time, including William James. During the trip, Freud, Jung, and James all stayed at Hall's house. This book provides a remarkably intimate inside look at these personalities, their ideas and their interaction, and their broader influence on the times. Sources not hitherto available have been utilized, e.g., Freud's travel diary, on deposit in the restricted portion of the Library of Congress. Similar sources have been utilized for the contributions of Jung, Hall, and James. By examining the impact of Freud on James, an unrecognized romantic friendship during the last fifteen years of James's life has been disclosed. 

PRICE: $15.00


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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Book vs. E-Book: Touche! [Quote of the Day]

"I noticed during takeoff and landing that I didn't have to turn off my book." --Author Margaret Coel, speaking at Saturday night's Author Banquet for Literacy during MPIBA's fall trade show in Denver. She shared a story about a Kindle-loving fellow airline passenger who told her that the book she was reading would soon be obsolete.

[courtesy of Shelf Awareness]

From the cover of The New Yorker Magazine, Nov. 6, 2006

Thursday, September 16, 2010

I want : Henry David Thoreau Cuff Bracelet

Henry David Thoreau Cuff Bracelet

This lovely bracelet cuff in sterling silver has Henry David Thoreau’s (1817–1862) “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams—live the life you’ve imagined” engraved on polished silver. Cuff bracelet is
approximately 1/4” wide with an inside width of 2-1/4”. One size fits most. Henry David Thoreau is considered to be one of the foremost American thinkers of his day. He wrote his most famous work, Walden in 1854. He was a champion of the individual and a bulwark against the Victorian obsession with social conformity, as is reflected in this quotation, which has been widely attributed to him.




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Oh I just LOVE this!

Very cool desk made of recycled books!

This was just too cool - had to pass it on!

Christy


This desk is made of recycled books. These pictures don't do justice to how lovely it looks : very tactile and appealing. TU Delft architecture bibliotheek





Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Book Art piece for sale – A unique decoration for a bibliophile

Title of this piece is “Table of Contents”by Lois Perkins

This is a one-of-a-kind piece of book-art for the booklover, bookstore, library or?? You name it. It really looks great on a bookshelf or a mantle.

It’s on a heavy oak base; this features an old book that has been reinvented or turned into a bird’s nest of interesting collected bits and pieces of history. There are old photos, feathers, egg, letter, stamped envelope, sheet music, dice. Red cloth binding wrapped gently with a black crepe ribbon.

The display card has a price on it of $125. I’m asking $50


Interested? contact me at christythebooknerd(at)gmail.com 

House for sale - complete with family and kitchen appliances. what a deal!


Victorian Dollhouse kit + miniature furniture + ceramic doll family!

We are preparing to move in the next few months and trying to downsize our collection of *stuff* as George Carlin says…. This is a dollhouse kit I have had for a long time, I have been the only owner, it was assembled (body, windows, staircase only without embellishments) ONCE and then I disassembled it and put it in a box where it’s been stored for years. This item is ready to be re-assembled and painted the colors of your choosing, decorated and designed the way you like. It’s in good condition, I don’t see any issues with the structure as it hasn’t been handled or moved in a long time. I have the instruction/assembly manual, roof shingles and everything that came with it basically. This might be a fun summer project for someone :-)

This is a wonderful little house for the new collector. Features include silk-screened windows, a quaint front porch, and four ample rooms. Gingerbread trim on ridge and roof make this cottage especially appealing.  Set-up dimensions: 18" W x 13" D x 23 ½" H

In addition I am adding some miniature furnishing and things I purchased separately:

A kitchen sink, stove and refrigerator
A bathroom sink
Armoir
Rolltop desk
Fountain
Christmas Tree
Christmas wreath set
Pots and Pans set
4 piece Victorian porcelain dollhouse family set (still in the box)

PRICE: $45.00

  Please leave a comment here if you are interested or send an email to me at christythebooknerd(at)gmail.com

Friday, April 2, 2010

Book for Sale: A California Flora [California Plants - huge reference book!]


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Art, Artists, Design & Architecture Books - Half Price Sale


This list is a small sample of the Art, Artists & Photography books we have... 

000943   First Flowers of Our Wilderness. University of Arizona Museum of Art. Good cond. Hardcover. Only 500 copies of this book were printed. Documents the Bicentennial celebration exhibition of early American Paintings shown at The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California and The University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson. Contains full-page plates of each artist displayed including; Ezra Ames, Joseph Badger, Thomas Barrow, Jane Braddick, L.H. Bradford, Ruth Briggs, Mary Carter, William Charles, Charles Codman, Mary Pulleine Comersal, John Cooper, John Singleton Copley, Nabby Dexter, John Durand, Emily Eastman, Robert Feke, Thomas Gainsborough, William Groombridge, William Jennys, D.C. Johnston, Matthew Harris Jouett, Sir Thomas Laurence, Mary Le Favour, Beardsley Limner, Sally May, James Peale, Daniel Peterman, Edward Petacolas, Ammi Phillips, Paul Revere, Joshua Shaw, Isaac Sheffield, Gilbert Stuart, Thomas Sully, John Trumbull, Samuel Lovett Waldo, Benjamin West, and more. 143 pages. Illustrated boards - library-type binding. $35.

000949   Silvia Maria Fischer: Zeichnungen 1972-82 [Art Catalog]. Very Good Trade Paperback. Catalog of German artist Silvia Maria Fischer's black and white sketches. Has a handwritten note, presumably by the artist, of her itinerary for a United States tour in 1987, also her handwritten of additions where her art was displayed post 1982. Illustrated with 25 full page plates. $15

A1865   ART TREASURES FROM JAPAN: Los Angeles County Museum Los Angeles, Calif 1965. Large wraps, many plates both b/w and color; 4to; 195 pages. $12

A2179   AMERICAN ART National Museum Of Am Art. Washington, DC 1995. Very large heavy wraps, Outsize book inquire; 4to; 279 pages. $15

001906   Fairies Calendar. 2005 Avalanche Publishing. Very Good- condition. Enter a land of fantasy and adventure with enchanting well-loved fairy chroniclers such as Richard Doyle and John Atkinson Grimshaw, Edward Reginald Frampton, John George Naish, John Anster Fitzgerald, William Holmes Sullivan, Edward Robert Hughes, John Simmons, . Extraordinary full color prints ready for framing! $15

001879 Achilleos, Chrris; Suckling, Nigel -  Sirens: The Second Book of Illustrations By Chris Achilleos. Paper Tiger Press. Good+ condition. some bumps to corners and edges. Achilleos has worked on hundreds of book covers for authors including Edgar Rice Borroughs, Michael Moorcock, Robert E. Howard, J. R. R. Tolkien and from Dr. Who to Star Trek! In the motion picture world he was 'discovered' through his work with the cult animated film Heavy Metal in 1980. And apart from his Science Fiction and Fantasy illustrations, he is also known for his work as an erotic artist. His evocative series of off-beat illustrations for Men Only, known as 'Pinups' have become collectors' items. This book features a little of everything. Fully illustrated in color, some full page. 128 pages. $20

001887 Barr, George - Upon The Winds of Yesterday and Other Explorations [The Paintings of George Barr] Donald M. Grant.  Very Good condition Hardcover. Minor shelfwear. Has a tipped in autograph - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR. Only 2500 copies printed. This monograph contains 57 color illustrations - a fabulous compilation of Barr's best fantasy art. He has been nominated five times for the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist and won the award in 1968. He was nominated once for Best Professional Artist, and was the winner of a Lensman Award, an award which is voted on by his professional peers. $55

000472 Bradley, Josephine - In Pursuit of the Unicorn. Pomegranate Art Books. Very Good- condition Trade Paperback. White paper covers with embossed unicorn on front cover. Minor soil to covers. Essays and poetry fully illustrated throughout with beautiful paintings of unicorns by Dale Rutter, Kirwan, Jay Burch, Ascian, Sandy Stedronsky, Marjett Schille, Susan Seddon Boulet, Charles Ware, Stewart Daniels, Irene McHugh Belknap, Erin Gamble, Vaclav Vaca, Jacquelyn Sage, Niki Broyles, Kristin Moeller, Wolfgang Grasse, and Sheila Rose. Nearly every page is a framable piece of art. $19.95

A2907 Cavalleris, Vincenzo - Aldo Patocchi Xylographe [Woodcut artist] A La Baconniere. Very Good condition Hardcover Boards with remnants of glassine still attached; Veignt-neuf beautiful illustrations of his gravures. Covers separating at the top about 1 inch. Aldo Patocchi was born in 1909 in Basilea, Ticino (the Italian speaking region of Switzerland). Self-taught as a woodcut maker, he became one of the most skillful early 20th century practiioners of this medium. Patocchi was a founding member of the group Xylon, which brought together artists making woodblock prints. His work can be found in museums throughout Switzerland and Italy. $45

000811 Collier, Graham - Form, Space, and Vision: Discovering Design Through Drawing Prentice-Hall.  Very Good condition Hardcover. Collier's theory is that the best way to understand art is to "do" it and the best way to begin is to draw. The chapters of this book are a sequence of experiments that present the broader aesthetic ideas and relate them to the specific exercises. "Perhaps space-composition in art gains its power from the concentrated focus on space presented within such a small area. To create the illusion of vast space within the physical limits of a canvas, a piece of paper, or even a wall, its almost certainly going to produce a heightened perception of space for the viewer." - Graham Collier. Fully illustrated throughout with paintings, prints, sculpture and various examples of design. 1st Edition, 5th Printing 1965. 256 pages + index. Some short tears and edgewear to dustjacket. $ 18.50

A9425 Devictor, Richard P. - MAXFIELD PARRISH: A Collection of His Illustrated Works and Related Ephemera. Collector's Catalogue #2 Richard P. Devictor Trenton, NJ 1976. Copy #15 of 300 published with photograph of Maxfield Parrish taken in 1927 as issued. 170 listings. Approx 6x9". Limited Edition. Binding is Softcover. $25

001678 Farleigh, John [editor] - Fifteen Craftsmen on Their Crafts. Sylvan Press. Very Good condition Hardcover; Dustjacket has some browning to edges, chips & short tears, foxing. Includes the following chapter topics: Bookbinding by Roger Powell and Anthony Gardner; Wood engraving by John Farleigh; Leach on Pottery; also Embroidery, Jewellery, Silversmithing, Metal Engraving, Stained glass, Pottery, Textile Printing, Woodwork, Writing & Lettering, &. Wood-engraved frontispiece illustration. B&w illustrations. $26.

000791 Froud, Brian - Faeries. Harry N. Abrams, Incorporated. Very Good condition Hardcover. Brian Froud an Alan Lee created FAERIES in 1978. Besides faeries, this book also contains many other folklore creatures such as pixies, trolls, sprites, vampyres, and goblins.185 illustrations, including 147 in full color. Brian Froud's artistic techniques and wisdom of folklore caught the eyes of many, including Jim Henson (creator of the Muppets). In 1978 Jim Henson hired Froud to help create a unique otherworld, better known as THE WORLD OF THE DARK CRYSTAL. The film "The Dark Crystal" was a monumental collaberation of ideas, techniques, and creativity. On the set of "The Dark Crystal"- released in 1982, Brian Froud met Wendy Midener, a puppet designer (creator of the "Gelflings" and Star Wars' "Yoda"). Their son Toby starred in the Henson film, "Labyrinth"- 1986, in which Brian Froud was once again hired as the Conceptual Designer. Froud continued working with Henson on television programs such as "Jim Henson's Storyteller," as well as working on designs for other film/media projects. Froud also began to collaborate with the screenwriter of "Labyrinth," Terry Jones. $26

000824 Kahler, Heinz - The Art of Rome and Her Empire.  Greystone Press. Very Good condition Hardcover. Here is a survey of Roman art and culture from the time of the first settlements on the eastern bank of the Tiber to the moment when secular Rome was succeeded by ecclesiastical Rome during the middle ages. Stressed the unique quality of Roman culture and to present it as a national art, in spite of all the outside influences. Architecture, reliefs, portraiture, and murals. 61 illustrations in full color and numerous b&w line drawings. Index. 256 pages. $10

001008 Lambourne, Lionel - An Introduction to Caricature. Stemmer House Publishers. Good condition Hardcover. From the Victoria & Albert Museum Introductions to the Decorative Arts Series. Illustrated glossy boards. Contains a short history and illustrated definition of the art of caricature. Includes some of the following artists: William Hogarth, Samuel Grimm, Matthew Darley, James Gillray, Honore Daumier, George Cruikshank, Pellegrini, Sir Leslie Ward, George Grosz, Ralph Steadman. $12.50

001310 Landis, Scott (editor) - Conservation by Design. Woodworkers Alliance for Rainforest Protection & Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Good+ condition Trade Paperback. Covers show some wear from handling, creased corners at bottom. This catalogue records the first international woodworking exhibition to focus on the artist's and designer's relationship with and responsiblity to the natural environment. A collaborative effort. Fully illustrated throughout with color photographs of custom designed furnishings and art made from wood - all relative to nature in some way. $22

002054 Laporte, Dominique G. - Christo. Pantheon Books. Very Good condition Hardcover. Translated from the French by Abby Pollak. Profusely illustrated with photographic reproductions, many in color. Christo studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Sofia from 1953-56 and escaped from Prague to the West in early 1957. Jeanne-Claude was educated in France and Switzerland, and earned degrees in philosophy and Latin from the University of Tunis. They were a married couple who created environmental works of art. Their works include the wrapping of the Reichstag in Berlin and the Pont-Neuf bridge in Paris, the 24-mile-long artwork called Running Fence in Sonoma and Marin counties in California, and The Gates in New York City's Central Park. $25

A2475 Levine, David - PENS AND NEEDLES: CARICATURES BY DAVID LEVINE. Gambit: Boston 1969. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. VG+, slight soil on dj, price clipped corner. $17.50

A2465 Lewis, Adele - THE PRINT: AN ORIGINAL ART FORM FOR ALL. New York 1960. Very Good condition Pictorial boards, owner's name stamp on front endpaper; 4to; 32 pages. Illustrated by Bertram Goodman. ETCHING LITHOGRAPH PRINTS SERIGRAPH WOODCUT $15

001878 Maitz, Don - First Maitz: Selected Works by Don Maitz. Ursus Imprints.  Very Good condition Hard Cover in Slipcase Limited edition #107/224 SIGNED by Gene Wolfe & Don Maitz. Includes a signed/numbered frameable print. Maitz has received 2 Hugo awards, a special Hugo for Best Original Artwork, a Howard Award, the Silver Medal of Excellence from the Society of Illustrators, the Inkpot Award & 10 Chesley Awards for his creative efforts. His images adorn books, magazines, cards, limited edition prints, puzzles, computer screen savers, and other merchandise. Maitz created and continues the Captain Morgan Spiced Rum character and this book includes that illustration! $100

A1587 Murray, Peter & Linda - A DICTIONARY OF ART AND ARTISTS. Penguin Books Baltimore, MD 1959.  Very Good condition. Paperback; 355 pages. $10

000950 Oppe, Adolf Paul - Raphael. Methuen and Co. Good condition Hardcover. Outstanding detailed biography of Raphael - Italian RAFFAELLO SANZIO (1483-1520)was a master painter and architect of the Italian High Renaissance. Raphael is best known for his Madonnas and for his large figure compositions in the Vatican in Rome. His work is admired for its clarity of form and ease of composition and for its visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. At the age of 21, he moved to Florence. There he studied the art of Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Raphael's art during the High Renaissance leaned toward Mannerist and finally Baroque. During his short life of only 37 years, he painted portraits for Pope Julius II and Baldassare Castiglione, produced a large number of Madonnas, co-constructed St. Peter's Basillica, and even became the Commissioner of Antiquities in Rome. As well, Raphael was hired to paint frescoes at the home of Pope Julius II. There were four rooms and they came to be known as 'The Raphael Stanze'. He is most celebrated for his paintings of angels and madonnas, completely changing the way people think of the latter. He did this by making her appear 'greater than mortal mothers.' xvi + 231 pages followed by 200 full-page plates of Raphael's masterpieces. Two appendices and index. Original blue cloth with frayed areas at corners, edges and spine. Gilt-stamped title on spine and plain embossed decoration. Foxing to edges, endpapers and some margins (faint). A scarce title and a must-have for any Renaissance Art collection! $60

001222 Pasca, Vanni - Vico Magistretti: Designer. Rizzoli; International Publications. Very Good- condition Trade Paperback with edgewear from handling, crease to upper right corner, previous owner gift inscription inside. Magistretti studied architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan and worked in his father’s office, specializing in urban planning and interior design. It was only in the sixties that he specialized in consumer products. He was one of the first Italians to use plastic. Magistretti has received many awards for the products he has created, for Artemide, O-Luce, Cassina. Fully illustrated throughout in color and b&w. 126 pages. $15

001170 Purcell, Roy - The Wayfarer: Poetry and Etchings. Celestial Arts. Very Good condition Trade Paperback. Presentation copy, signed by the author/artist. Share Purcell's search for being, a journey that finds its parallel in odysseys of today's youth - real or imagined. $18

000596 Russell, Frank C. - Carving Vermont Folk Figures - Book One. Regal Art Press.  Very Good condition Trade Paperback. A book full of wonderful stories to accompany each character that will help all carvers wishing to improve their work. Tons of photos, patterns, and instructions for 10 different projects and a great study of the human anatomy. Russell is an 11th generation Vermonter from a long line of diverse artisans and craftsmen. Considered by many to be one of the nation's more versatile power carvers, he is a full time woodcarver, internationally known for his ability to carve birds, animals, and the human figure in the round. His carvings are found in collections from Europe to Japan, with the majority of his clients from the United States and Canada. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. $15

001358 Russell, John G. - Braque: with Eighty Illustrations Including Twenty-Four in Colour Selected By Rene Ben Sussan. Phaidon Publishers, Inc. Good condition Hardcover. Georges Braque [1882-1963] in collaboration with Pablo Picasso, was the founder of cubism. After receiving training in Le Havre, Braque went to Paris in 1900. There he studied (1902-04) at the Has two ex-library stamps insided. Académie Humbert and then at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in the studio of Léon Bonnat. Braque's early works (1903-05) were executed in the mood of early impressionism. Greatly influenced by André Derain, Henri Matisse, and Maurice de Vlaminck, Braque entered (1906 or 1907) his Fauve period, in which he used soft, undulating patterns and brilliant colors. 127 pages. 80 illustration plates (including 24 in color). $15

A2770 Sackett, Georgia Lee - TAOS SOCIETY OF ARTISTS. Very Good condition Original Printed Wraps in folder, done for school project with photographs Of paintings owned by family. 12 original color photos and one b/w of the members of the Society. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY STUDENT-AUTHOR. $175

002026 Schattschneider, Doris - M.C. Escher: Kaleidocycles [Book + Punch-out Models]. Ballantine Books. Very Good condition Trade Paperback. A Kaliedocycle is a three-dimensional ring made from a chain of solid figures enclosed or bonded by four triangles. These kaleidocycles are adaptations of Escher's two-dimensional images of fish, angels, flowers, people, etc., transformed into uniform, interlocking, three-dimensional objects whose patters wrap endlessly. Kaleidocycles contains a 48-page book with over 80 reproductions and diagrams, assembly instructions, and a fascinating discussion of the geometric principles and artistic challenges underlying Escher's designs and their transformation to three-dimensional models; and seventeen die-cut, scored, three-dimensional models (11 kaleidocycles and 6 geometric solids) Notebook folder style packaging. [folder has wear to spine head and foot, creased on cover] $35

002039 Sickman, Laurence C.S. (Editor) - The University Prints Series O, Section II, Chinese Art. Good condition Original Printed Wraps in Durable finished covers with comb binding. Old dampstains along lower edge of beginning pages, does not affect images. Black and white plates illustrating this throughout the publication. Includes the separately printed outline-index of the series in pocket at rear of book. Framable prints on glossy paper with blank verso on each. Includes: Art map of China, Neolithic, Shang (Yin) Dynasty, Early and Middle Chou (Zhou) Dynasty, Late Chou Dynasty, Waring States Period, Ch'in (Qin) Dynasty, Han Dynasty, Northern and Southern Dynasties, Wei Dynasty, Sculpture, Painting, Sui Dynasty, T'ang Dynasty, Five Dynasties, Sung (Song) Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, Chinese Architecture, Korea. $ 20

A122 Soby, James Thrall - JOAN MIRO.  Museum Of Modern Art; NY 1959. Very Good hardcover in Good dust jacket. Edges on DJ worn and torn. Many b/w and color plates; 164 pages. Binding is Hardcover. $65

A107 Sparrow, W. Shaw (Illustrated by Birket Foster) - IN RUSTIC ENGLAND. George W. Jacobs Co. Philadelphia.   ENGLAND ART TIPPED IN PAINTINGS For Sale Good Valid Hardcover Good with no dust jacket. With worn corners and spine. Front hinge started back gone; 25 tipped in color plates . Gift inscription in pencil dated 1907. Several with children. Charming plates from paintings. ; 128 pages; Could be framed very nicely. Binding is Hardcover.  $75

000823 Swann, Peter C. - The Art of Japan from the Jomon to the Tokugawa Period. Greystone Press. Very Good condition Hardcover. P.C. Swann has divided his text into nine chapters, beginning with the pre-Buddhist era, during which the widespread Jomon culture flourished for a very long time, perhaps from as early as the fifth millenium B.C. almost to the Christian Era. The last chapter closes with the opening of the country to the United States in 1868, which forced the Japanese to abandon their isolationist policy and allow foreigners into the country. With 63 illustrations in full color and 63 black and white illustrations. Bibliography and index. 242 pages. $14.50

001180 Terry, Jack - The Great Trail Ride: Meeting God in the Wide Open Spaces. Harvest House Publishers. Very Good- condition Hardcover. Upper spine end bumped. Multitalented artist and writer Jack Terry invites you to experience the American cowboy way of life. His inspirational stories and powerful images of the Old West depict the simple faith and attributes that lead you to contemplation and adventure in life’s wide open spaces.Text and paintings by Western Artist Jack Terry. $14

000480 Tickell, Thomas W.v- A Child's Garden of Graffiti. Pop Books/Random House.  Very Good condition small-sized Hardcover. Photographs and Design by Hy Fujita. One of the POP BOOKS Series. "Originally graffiti were drawings scratched on walls. Today, graffiti embrace words more often than pictures, but the content is as lusty and lewd as ever." Fujita's photography with superimposed graffiti quotes and humor everywhere! $14.95

A11513 Tolkien, J. R.R. - Tolkein Cards [Set of 8]. George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. London Very good conditin. A collection of eight full color cards still in the glassine shrinkwrap which is torn at the bottom front. Never been opened. Comes with white envelopes. Very scarce. The cards are in order: The Hill, Bilbo Woke with the Early sun in his eyes, Bilbo comes to the Huts of the Raft-elves, Rivendell, Conversation with Smaug, Death of Smaug, Fangorn Forest, Barad-dur are the title listed on the back. Ready to be framed! Binding is Ephemera. $60

A8506 Yost, Karl and Renner, Frederic G. - A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE PUBLISHED WORKS OF CHARLES M. RUSSELL. University Of Nebraska Press. Lincoln, Nebraska 1971. Very Good condition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. Top corners bumped. Small stain on front endpaper; Dust jacket spine sunfaded, Some rubbing on the back cover of dj. Edges chipped and several straight tears. 317 pages. $85

DRAGON MAGAZINE – Fantasy Art Illustrations- Large Lot of Back issues

[reduced price]


We are cleaning off the shelves of software, books and games we no longer need to continue storing. I know there must be a few Science Fiction / Fantasy art / Role Playing Game fans out there in northern California who would enjoy these.


We have three boxes full of DRAGON MAGAZINES! There are approximately 200 total, with some duplicates that could be traded with someone else. The lowest issue number is #47. They have been preserved in protective plastic covers and are in good condition! Dragon is the renowned journal of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons gaming. Each issue is fully illustrated with full-color and black & white illustrations accompanying the articles.


We usually sell these online for a minimum of $5-6. each. ASKING $100. for the whole lot (reduced from $250).



Monday, March 22, 2010

Books on CHESS for sale!


Divinsky, Nathan - The Batsford Chess Encyclopedia. B.T. Batsford, London, 1990. Very Good with Very Good dustjacket. Hardcover. Contains: biographies of every Grandmaster and all major figures; accounts and tables of the greatest tournaments in history; Explanations of all technical terms; Over 100 of the greatest games ever played; Photos of all the great players. There are also entries on every aspect of the game, from variant forms of chess to chess history. An outstanding reference for the chess buff! 247 pages. Index. Inventory #002072 Price: $25.00

Horowitz, Israel A.; Reinfeld, Fred - How to Think Ahead in Chess: The Methods and Techniques of Planning your Entire Game. Simon And Schuster, NY, 1979. Very Good. Soft cover. This book will enable you to guide the game into channels of your own choosing whether you are playing white or black. It shows you a revolutionary treatment of the openings. Fireside Chess Library series. Illustrated with diagrams. 274 pages. Inventory #002070 Price: $8.00

Keene, Raymond - Winning Moves. Collier Books, NY, 1992. Very Good condition Soft cover. 240 chess positions/puzzles, taken from the popular daily chess column of The Times, whereby the player whose move it is has a knockout blow available to beat the opposition. Keene was an International Grandmaster. Illustrated with diagrams. 111 pages. Inventory #002071 Price: $8.00

Mednis, Edmar - How to Play Good Opening Moves. David McKay Company, NY, 1982. Good condition Trade Paperback. International Grandmaster Mednis provides emphasis on principles - starting with the very first move, the reader learns how to select good opening moves just by observing the three primary principles of opening play. 128 pages. Inventory #000283 Price: $10.00

Reinfeld, Fred - How to Be A Winner at Chess. Fawcett, NY, 1996. Good condition Trade Paperback. How to Be a Winner at Chess is the result of twenty years' experience and study: and it is something unique in chess books — an amusing, easily read, and even more easily understood book for the vast majority of "in-between" players, those who have been checkmated too many times or who have been bogged down in the innumerable rules of various experts. Reinfeld gives you twelve basic, simple rules for winning play. All the types of checkmates, the relative importance of the chess pieces, and simple, effective strategies are discussed succinctly. And there are three important chapters on the three strongest moves the check, the capturing threat, and the pawn promotion. Reinfeld always emphasizes practice over theory; he gives you the rules and demonstrates exactly how you should use them. For those who don't know the rules or who might have forgotten them, there is a chapter with all the basic rules and moves, and a brief resume of the system of chess notation. 189 pages. index. Inventory# 000285 Price: $5.00

Reinfeld, Fred - The Complete Book of Chess Stratagems. Dover, NY, 1972. Very Good condition Trade Paperback. Noted chess authority and teacher Reinfeld gives 526 situations from master play and from the normal course of many chess games. Unabridged reprint of the original edition. Chess notation. 188 pages. 526 diagrams. Inventory #2068 Price: $5.00
Reinfeld, Fred - The Complete Chessplayer. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1982. Very Good condition Trade Paperback.Complete guide to openings, tactics, and basic principles to good chess playing. Includes several sections on "openings" and illustrative games with diagrams. The laws of chess, index of rules and general index. 292 pages. Inventory#002069 Price: $6.00

Schiller, Eric - Encyclopedia of Chess Wisdom. Carrdoza Publishing, Brooklyn, 1999. Good condition Trade Paperback. Illustrated. The most important concepts, strategies, tactics, wisdom, and thinking that very chess player must know, plus the golden nuggets of knowledge behind every attack and defense, are collected in this one highly focused volume targeted to beginning and intermediate players. 432 pages. Inventory #000293 Price: $10.00

Smith, Ken & John Hall - Modern Art of Attack. Chess Digest, Inc., Dallas, 1988. Very Good condition Trade Paperback. The Era of Tal, Fischer & Kasparov .Illustrated. "The Modern Art of Attack" completes a great circle back to the past. Without the unsound gambits and bad positional judgements, the era of Anderssen and Morphy are revisted - it is the story of daring and justified risks in attack or defense. 170 pages. Inventory #000304 Price: $12.00

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Ireland and & the Irish: Books & Map(s) for Sale: Happy St. Patrick's Day!






Legends of Kerry [Ireland]


1. Croker, T. Crofton & Sigerson Clifford - Legends of Kerry. Ireland: Geraldine Press, 1972. Soft cover Book Condition: Very Good-. Mass Market size Paperback. Edgewear/rubbing, prev owner's name on title page. Includes reproductions of the original lithographs and engravings (beautiful), and has the lithographed endpapers. "All the best loved legends of the Kingdom appear in this collection which brings together two of Ireland's most famous folk writers! Out of print. Bookseller Inventory #001829. Price: $20.

More Irish Fairy Tales

2. De Valera, Sinead - More Irish Fairy Tales. Pan Books, United Kingdom, 1979. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Julek Heller (illustrator). Some wear to covers from handling. "Ten more strange and wonderful stories of magical spells and emerald trees, of witches and mighty kings, from the land of pixies and fairies and the strangest of sorceries." Bookseller Inventory #001856. Price: $8.

An Irish Childhood

3. Jeffares, A. Norman & Kamm, Antony - An Irish Childhood: An Anthology. Collins, London, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. An anthology of [over 100 pieces] memories and impressions of childhood by all the best loved Irish writers, letters, poems, articles, excerpts from autobiographies and novels which gives a clear view of the dynamic tradition of Irish literature that runs from the pagan bards to the writers of today. Jonathan Swift, Molly Keane, J.M. Synge, Lady Gregory, W.B. Yeats and Flann O'Brien, Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw and others. 384 pages. Previous owner's gift inscription on front free endpaper. Bookseller Inventory #002058. Price: $17.

Shamrock & the Spear: Tales & Legends from Ireland

4. Pilkington, F.M. - Shamrock & Spear: Tales and Legends from Ireland. NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1968, 1968. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 1st American. Illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. From this teeming treasury of Irish folklore, Pilkington has drawn 23 enchanting legends and tales, some romantic, some heroic, some richly com ic, but all sharing in common the supernatural forces which are nver very far away - and often step right into the lives of the characters of the tales! Cover art and illustrated throughout by Leo and Diane Dillon, who have been producing stunning illustrations for books, album covers, posters, advertisements and other media since 1957. Today they are prolific as ever. This husband and wife collab orative team are the only artists to win the prestigious Caldecott medal for childrens book illustrations two years in a row. Decorated boards with matching dustjacket, dj has some short tears and one corner-chip. 177 pages. Bookseller Inventory #000731. Price: $15.

Book with Map of Ireland

5. Praeger, Robert Lloyd - The Way that I Went: An Irishman in Ireland. Hodges, Figgis & Co Ltd, Dublin, 1947. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Light blue cloth, gilt stamped titling on spine. Includes 38 photographic plates illustrations plus 12 in-text illus and an EXCELLENT fold-out map! Chapter topics include: Ireland, Donegal, The Volcanic North, Mid-Ulster, The Silurian Region (Down, Armagh, Louth, Monaghan, Cavan), The Limestone Plateau (Leitrim & Sligo), Connemara and the Hills of Mayo, The land of Naked Limestone (Clare, East Galway, East Mayo), In the Central Plain (North Tipperary, Leix, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, Roscommon), The Region of the Pale (Dublin, Kildare, Meath), The Wicklow Highlands, The South-East, From Cork to Limerick, The Kerry Highlands, Explanatory Note on Geological Terms, Index. 416 pages. Written by Ireland's greatest field botanist and published in 1937, this enduring celebration of the Irish landscape is the result of five years of weekends spent walking a mazy 5000 miles across the hills and bogs. Bookseller Inventory #002057. Price: $29.

Map of Ireland

6. Speed, John - KINGDOME OF IRLAND: Ireland as it was, & is Inhabited, the Site & Commodities of the Lland Described and Declared [MAP]. Bord Failte, Dublin, 1966. Map  Condition: Very Good- Color map folds open to approx 16 1/2" x 20 1/2" in size. This reproduction has the errata slip telling of the reproduction printed at Dollard Printinghouse, Dublin in 1966. Folded with color map on the inside and text pages 137 and 138 on the verso. One corner has a half inch straight-tear next to the fold that affects both edges. If framed would probably not show. An affordable facsimile edition of this rare map from Speed's "A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World." originally issued London, 1676. Lower left corner states "Jodicus Hondius celavit". This famous and most decorative map of Ireland which has a double row of costumes in a left side panel, a large title cartouche flanked by winged cherubs, numerous sea creatures and tall sailing ships, a beautiful engraving technique, etc. READY TO BE FRAMED! Bookseller Inventory #A10634. Price: $50.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Jimmy Buffett Books: Fins up, Parrotheads! Spring break reading ahead...


Fins up Parrotheads! I'm cleaning off my bookshelf and although I enjoyed Jimmy's books, I'm feeling less and less the need to "keep" everything these days. This small lot would make a nice gift for a friend (if you already own them) or a nice giveaway prize at your monthly Parrothead Phlocking. As I type this I'm realizing some people may not have any idea what a Parrothead is and why I am talking so strangely... so click *here* for an education (that wiki needs some help but it suffices for now).

It's almost spring break and you may be ready for a Margaritaville state of mind, so grab these books, pour a cold one and prepare for some escape-time. Enjoy!

1. A Pirate Looks at Fifty. NY: Random House, 1998. Hardcover in dustjacket - Very Good condition with minor wear at corners. A travel-diary-cum-autobiography, features Buffett behind the wheel of his Grumman Albatross seaplane, safely piloting family and friends through a three-week trip around South and Central America and the Caribbean. He blends gentle scenic narration with rambling, unplugged life stories meant to convey that he's made peace with the whole aging process. Yet Buffett's infectious, grinning attitude towards life eventually finds resurrection in extended riffs on fly-fishing, solo piloting over water, and surfing. In such passages, he earns his claim to a "saline psyche," a legacy inherited from his grandfather, skipper of a five-masted barkentine that ferried lumber from New Orleans to the Caribbean. Sailing and soaring over Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific seas, Buffett looks at 50 and sees a very good life. 

2. A Salty Piece of Land. NY: Little, Brown & Co. 1994. Hardcover in dustjacket in Fine condition (like new). The beloved traveler/troubadour offers up a plate of stories from his world of seaplanes, tropical isles, and wayward adventures. A Salty Piece of Land takes readers to a warm beach and introduces some of the wildest characters ever to dip their toes in the ocean. This irresistible collection will be the next in an impressive line of bestsellers for the inimitable Jimmy Buffett.

3. Tales from Margaritaville: Fictional Facts and Factual Fictions. NY: Fawcett. 1990. Trade paperback in Very good condition with previous owner's gift inscription inside front cover. Just where is Margaritaville anyway? It's not on a map, but it does exist, in the brilliantly creative, sometimes slightly skewed imagination of Jimmy Buffett. This is a collection so vividly packed with restless dreamers, wild wanderers and pure gypsy souls that just reading it is an adventure itself.

 4. Where is Joe Merchant? NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers. 1992. Hardcover with dustjacket in Very good condition. Where is Joe Merchant? That’s what his sister Trevor Kane, wants to know. For South Seas psychic Desdemona, Merchant is the missing link needed to connect her with other worlds. And the mystery of the presumed dead but often-sighted rock star’s disappearance is turning renegade seaplane pilot Frank Bama’s life upside down. Jimmy Buffet fans will be enchanted with this modern-day pirate tale.

LOT OF FOUR BOOKS FOR $20.  


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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

M.F.K. Fisher Books for sale [Cooks, Cooking, Essays]

I have three nice used books by or about M.F.K. Fisher who was a well known author of books about food, food preparation and cooking.
 


Between Friends: M.F.K. Fisher and Me by Jeannette Ferrary - 1991: Atlantic Monthly Press, NY. Hardcover. Very Good with Very Good Dustjacket. 1st Edition. xviii, 237 pages with chronology. In a heart-warming story of author Jeannette Ferrary's relationship with the famous and charismatic M.F.K Fisher, the author takes readers behind the persona of the woman who revolutionized the way American's think about food. "If any one person influenced me to move to Provence, it was M.F.K. Fisher. like many of her admirers, I'm sure, I often thought what a pleasure it would have been to meet her, even more after reading this memoir. There are writers who have said all they have to say in their writing, and so meeting them is something of a disappointment. But these glimpses of a great writer reveal a fascinating woman, and if there is ever a celestial lunch organized in the hereafter, I would dearly love to be with her at the table." - Peter Mayle, From the Introduction. Bookseller Inventory #000067. Price: $15.

Sister Age by M.F.K. Fisher - 1983: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, NY. Good+ / Good + Dustjacket. 1st Edition. 243 pages. "M.F.K. Fisher's unusual literary life has been devoted to elevating two inescapable processes, eating and aging, from the realm of necessity (and of neurosis) to the status of art. She is best known as a 'philosopher of food,'as Clifton Fadiman called her in his introduction to a collection of her gastronomical writings, The Art of Eating [1954]...Seventy-five this year, she has now published fifteen excellent short stories. . . . Some of the stories are in fact memoirs... Other stories dip into fantasy...The most ambitious, and also the most successful and moving, story in the collection, 'Another Love Story,' masterfully blends memory and fantasy. M.F.K. Fisher's imagination is expansive. Her memory is round and deep." --From Ann Hulbert [The New Republic]. In these fifteen remarkable stories, M.F.K. Fisher, one of the most admired writers of our time, embraces age as St. Francis welcomed Brother Pain. With a saint to guide us, she writes in her Foreword, perhaps we can accept in a loving way "the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy like Sister Age" But in the stories, it is the human strength in the unavoidable encounter with the end of life that Mrs. Fisher dramatizes so powerfully. Other themes the importance of witnessing death, the marvelous resilience of the old, the passing of vanity are all explored with insight, sympathy and, often, a sly wit. Bookseller Inventory #000342. Price: $19.


Serve it Forth by M.F.K. Fisher - 1989: North Point Press, San Francisco.Trade Paperback. Very Good condition. In Serve It Forth, her first book, M. F. K. Fisher takes readers on an animated journey through culinary history, beginning with the honey-loving Greeks and the immoderate Romans. Fisher recalls a hunt for snails and truffles with one of the last adepts in that art and recounts how Catherine de Medici, lonely for home cooking, touched off a culinary revolution by bringing Italian chefs to France. Each essay makes clear the absolute firmness of Fisher's taste--contrarian and unique--and her skill at stirring memory and imagination into a potent brew. 146 pages. Bookseller Inventory #001198. Price: $11.

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Aikido, Karate, Martial arts & Self Defense BOOKS FOR SALE!

List of Martial Arts Books for sale:



Billingiere, Joseph; Reynosa, Larry - A Beginner's Guide to Aikido. R & B Publishing  $12.50

Block, Alex Ben - LEGEND OF BRUCE LEE. Dell Publishing Co. $7.50

Cassidy, William - Complete Book of Knife Fighting.  Paladin Press  $30

Cho, Mr. Hee Il - Man of Contrasts Cho's Taekwon-Do.  Center $20

Christensen, Loren W. - The Way Alone: Your Path to Excellence in the Martial Arts.  Paladin Press  $10

Clouse, Robert - The Making of Enter the Dragon: The Never-Before-Told Story. Unique Publications  $15

Clouse, Robert - Bruce Lee: The Biography.  Unique Publications  $14

Deshimaru, Taisen - The Zen Way to Martial Arts: A Japanese Master Reveals the Secrets of the Samurai.  Dutton/Plume $15

Gilbey, John F.- Secret Fighting Arts of the World.  Tuttle Publishing  $10

Gwon, Pu Gill - Taegeuk: The New Forms of Tae Kwon Do.  Ohara Publications, Incorporated  $10

Gwon, Pu Gill - Dynamic Art of Breaking. Ohara Publications $10

Haines, Bruce A. - Karate's History and Traditions. [Hardcover] Tuttle Publishing $15

Hallander, Jane - The Complete Guide to Kung Fu Fighting Styles Unique Publications $12.50

Hayes, Stephen K. - Ninja Vol. 2 : Warrior Ways of Enlightenment Ohara Publications, Incorporated  $10

Hayes, Stephen K. - The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art Charles E. Tuttle Company $10

Heckler, Richard Strozzi - The Anatomy of Change: East-West Approaches to Body-Mind Therapy Shambhala Publications  $14


Heckler, Richard Strozzi (editor) - Aikido and the New Warrior North Atlantic Books  $12

Higashi, Nobuyoshi - Aikido: Traditional and New Tomiki Free Fighting Method Unique Publications $12.50

Horwitz, Tem - Tai Chi Chuan: The Technique of Power Chicago Review Press, Incorporated  $12

Huang, Chungliang A. - Beginner's Tai Ji Book Celestial Arts Publishing Company  $10

Kim, Ashida - Ninja Mind Control - Citadel Press  $12

Kirby, George - Jujitsu: Basic Techniques of the Gentle Art Ohara Publications, Incorporated $10

Lee, Bruce; Uyehara, Mitoshi - Bruce Lee's Fighting Method: Skill in Techniques Ohara Publications, Incorporated  $14

Lee, Bruce; Uyehara, Mitoshi - Bruce Lee's Fighting Method: Self-Defense Techniques Ohara Publications, Incorporated $14

Lee, Bruce; Uyehara, Mitoshi - Bruce Lee's Fighting Method: Basic Training Ohara Publications, Incorporated  $14

Lee, Douglas - T'ai Chi Ch'uan the Philosophy of Yin and Yang and Its Applications (Chinese Arts Ser.) Ohara Publications, Incorporated  $12

Lee, J. Yimm - Wing Chun Kung-Fu: Chinese Art of Self-Defense Ohara Publications, Incorporated  $12

Lin, Willy - Chin-Na: The Grappling Art of Self-Defense (Chinese Arts Ser.) Ohara Publications, Incorporated  $14

Luntz, Benjamin - Martial Arts: Science and Mysticism $15

Marchini, Ronald & Fong, Leo - Power Training in Kung-Fu and Karate Ohara Publications, Incorporated  $10

Nishioka, Hayward- Foot Throws Karate, Judo and Self-Defense Ohara Publications $10

Norris, Chuck - Winning Tournament Karate (Japanese Arts Ser.) Ohara Publications, Incorporated $10

Pranin, Stanley A. - The Aiki News Encyclopedia of Aikido Aiki News $70

Reid, Howard & Michael Croucher -The Way of the Warrior: The Paradox of the Martial Arts Century Publishing  $12.50

Shioda, Gozo - -Dynamic Aikido Kodansha  $12

Siegel, Andrea-  Women in Aikido North Atlantic Books  $12

Smith, Robert W. - Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods Kodansha  $30

Smith, Robert W. - Pa-Kua: Chinese Boxing for Fitness and Self-Defense [1967 1st Edition] Kodansha $25

Smith, Robert W. - Chinese Boxing: Masters and Methods [1974 1st Edition] Kodansha $20

Stevens, John - Abundant Peace: The Biography of Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido Shambhala Publications  $14

Ting, Leung - Five Pattern Hung Kuen Part One International Wing Tsun Leung $16

Tohei, Koichi - Ki in Daily Life Japan Publications  $15

Ueshiba, Kisshomaru - The Spirit of Aikido Kodansha America, Incorporated  $8

Ueshiba, Kisshomaru - Aikido Hozansha  $35

Ventresca, Peter - Shoto Kan Karate: The Ultimate in Self-Defense [Hardback 1st Printing] Charles E. Tuttle Company $15

Will, Jay T. - Advanced Kenpo Karate Unique Publications  $40

Yamada, Yoshimitsu - Aikido Complete Citadel Press $15

Yamada, Yoshimitsu; Pimsler, Steven - The New Aikido Complete: The Arts of Power and Movement Carol Publishing Group  $80

Aikido Today Magazine #23 Vol 6, No. 3, Aug/Sept 1992 Arete Press $12 

Aikido Today Magazine #24 Vol 6, No. 4, Oct/Nov 1992 Arete Press $12

Aikido Today Magazine #26 Vol 6, No. 6, Feb/March 1993 Arete Press $12

Aikido Today Magazine #27 Vol 7, No. 1, April/May 1993 Arete Press $12

Aikido Today Magazine #28 Vol 7, No. 2, June/July 1993 Arete Press $12

Aikido Today Magazine #30 Vol 7, No. 4, Oct/Nov 1993 Arete Press $12

Aikido Today Magazine #31 Vol 7, No. 5, Dec 93/Jan 1994 Arete Press $12

Aikido Today Magazine #32 Vol 7, No. 6, Feb/March 1994 Arete Press $12

Aikido Today Magazine #33 Vol 8, No. 1, April/May 1994 Arete Press $12

Aikido Journal #100, Vol. 21, No. 3 Aiki News $12

Aiki News #97, Fall/Winter 1993 Aiki News $12 

Aiki News #99, Vol 21, No. 2 Aiki News $12