Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Anne Rice audio BOOKS! Lot of 7 Titles for one price. Great condition


I'm cleaning out the bookshelves around here and have a lot of Anne Rice Books on audio tape. These ARE cassette tapes, if you still have a tape deck in your home or car there are more than 20 hours of storytelling here - great for a road trip!

Titles included:

1. The Mummy or Ramses the Damned read by Michael York [total playing time approx 3 hours]
2. The Tale of the Body Thief read by Richard E. Grant [total playing time approx 3 hours]
3. Lasher read by Joe Morton [total playing time approx 3 hours]
4. Belinda (written under her pseudonym Anne Rampling) [total playing time approx 2 hours]
5. Memnoch the Devil read by Roger Rees [total playing time approx 4 hours]
6. The Vampire Lestat read by Michael York [total playing time approx 3 hours]
7. Interview with the Vampire read by F. Murray Abraham [total playing time approx 3 hours]

Price: $20.




I CAN SHIP TO YOU IN THE UNITED STATES FOR $5.00 (USPS MEDIA MAIL) if you send cash/money order.

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Garage sale find of last weekend: a Vintage Dresser

We bought this dresser at a sale near our neighborhood on Friday for $35. I believe this is from the 40s. Nice dovetail drawers, decorative faced top drawer and on legs. Best part: no water rings on the top! :-)

Picture #1 is as purchased, #2 after I cleaned and lemon-oiled the wood. I still need to remove the brass pulls and shine them up - it will be even nicer when done. She will be moving upstairs to my bedroom shortly.

I love finding a good deal... What have you found lately? Please share!

~Christy

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Read a book!

So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
 

Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Friday, August 26, 2011

Kleeco's Re-Markable Alpha Print Book All - Makes Every Desk a Blackboard!

Vintage educational home-school type chalkboard book for sale:


Kleeco's Re-Markable Alpha Print Book All - "Makes Every Desk a Blackboard"


1967: Kleeco Publishing Inc, Chicago, IL. Oblong 8vo: dimensions 12"x9"x1/4" 27 pages. Thick flexible covers sewn together at the spine with thick red yarn/thread in Good condition.


This chalkboard-style workbook was designed to teach young children writing and sequencing numbers 1-10 the pages have room to practice both upper case and lower case letters.  The pages are chalckboard green and are designed to be used with chalk, which could then be wiped clean with a cloth and used again. Most of the pages of the alphabet book have been written on with chalk and wiped clean, leaving some faint marks. The "B" page has two swipes from an ink pen - may be removable (I haven't tried) but this doesn't interfere with it's use or readability, two faint ink marks on front cover as well.


Manuscript print workbook with phonic symbols, directional arrows, sequence numbers, word examples.


Price: $20. (plus a few dollars shipping within the U.S.) Please contact me if you are interested.

A Partial Bibliography of Idaho Wildlife by Paul D. Dalke [out of print]


Vintage Idaho Fish and Game Wildlife Bulletin for sale: 

A Partial Bibliography of Idaho Wildlife compiled by Paul D. Dalke


Published in 1973 by Idaho Fish and Game Department, Wildlife Bulletin No. 6. 

Original 8vo stapled wraps (paper) covers in very good condition with prev owner's name neatly inked on front. One small closed tear at lower corner of back cover. Sources include early histories of the Pacific Northwest as well as accounts of exploration and the fur trade which provided a number of species records. Author and Subject Indexes. 132 pages.


Price: $35.  - plus a few dollars to ship to you within the U.S.

Walt Disney's Poor Pluto - 1948 vintage children's book!

Vintage Disney book for sale:


Walt Disney's Poor Pluto. 1948. Racine: Whitman Publishing Company. Whitman book #845


Good condition: 24mo 5" - 6" tall. Bright pictorial boards, black cloth at spine intact. Boards have moderate wear at corners. Interior clean with some formerly bent pages (dog ears) at the beginning of the book. Fully illustrated throughout.




Poor Pluto can't do anything right to please Mickey. He tries so hard but Mickey scolds him and makes him feel unwanted. Pluto ends up in the pound, only to be rescued by a frantic Mickey.


PRICE: $10.00 plus a few dollars for shipping within the U.S.



The New York Philharmonic Symphony Society Presents Wagner and His Music-Dramas

 Darling little used book for sale:   Philharmonic Symphony Society Presents Wagner and His Music-Dramas by Robert Bagar.   1950. NY: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers.  "This volume, concerned with Wagnerian excerpts most frequently performed in the concert hall, has been prepared primarily for the audience of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York." [from the forword]   Fully illustrated with photo reproductions, vignettes, sketches, sheet music, 52 pages. A delightful little history of Wagner! Previous owner's name neatly inked (barely visible now) on front.  Price: $5.55 (plus a few dollars to ship to you within the U.S.) please comment here if you have an interest in this item.