Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Hero Pulp Index by Robert Weinberg and Lohr McKinstry

The Hero Pulp Index by Weinberg & McKinstry

The Hero Pulp Index by Weinberg and McKinstry [illustration]

1971. Evergreen, CO: OPAR Press. Original stapled wraps . 48 pp. Contents: Alphabetical list of characters; the authors, reprints and a guide to the hero pulps. Illustrated throughout with black and white reproductions of actual pulp covers (good stuff!). 

This is an index to most of the single character hero pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s, such as Flash Gordon, Hopalong Cassidy, The Shadow and Doc Savage.

Price: $25.  [SOLD 3/17/12]



Venus Trines at Midnight by Linda Goodman [B.B. King's personal autographed copy]

Venus Trines at Midnight by Linda Goodman [autographed]


To B.B. King from Linda Goodman




NY: Taplinger Publishing Co., 1970. First American Edition.  Very Good condition in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket has not been price-clipped. 127pp. Small 8vo.

Subtitle: Astrological Verses About Lions, Rams, Bulls, Twins, Archers, Other Sun Signs, and You. This book is blues singer B.B. King's personal copy; his name stamp 'Riley B. King' appears bottom and fore edges of the book; in addition it was inscribed and autographed by Ms. Goodman: "To B.B. King with affection and respect from Linda Goodman....Happy Aquarian Age! Flowers - not guns - and LOVE - [peace sign drawing]"

Price: $100.

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Keywords: Poems, Poets, Poetic, Poetry, Verse, Rhyme, Rhythm, Beats, Prose, Literature, Literary, Authors, Writers, Readers, Reading, Inspiration, Language, Archers, Sun Signs, Lions, Astrology, Astrological, Zodiac

The Dragon of Og by Rumer Godden; illustrated by Pauline Baynes

The Dragon of Og  by Rumer Godden; illustrated by Pauline Baynes

[interior color illustration] The Dragon of Og by Rumer Godden


1981. NY: The Viking Press. First American Edition.

"For centuries the Dragon of Og has taken for food two bullocks a month from the lord's herd, but a new lord declares the custom must end, and so begins a battle of wits." This witty, exciting, and poetic story, based on an old legend of the Scottish Lowlands, has been brilliantly and delicately told by Rumer Godden. Exquisitely illustrated with vignettes, b/w drawings and full color pages by Pauline Baynes. This story comes from and old, old legend of Tundergarth and Corrie, it is not the same as the legend but this is how it came to the author. 60 pp.

Has scarcely visible dampstain to lower front cover, the dj has the faintest hint of lifting from this, dj is also price-clipped. Protected in an archival dustjacket cover, thus reducing the appearance. Endpapers in green with several styles of dragons illustrating them.

PRICE: $20.00

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Friday, February 24, 2012

"You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child."



 Today in the Elementary School Library, I set up a display (should have taken a photo for you) of Dr. Seuss books. I found lots of printable activities and made copies for the kids to color/draw/participate. Next Friday, in honor of Theodore Geisel a.k.a. Dr. Seuss' birthday, it's the annual Read Across America day! Pass the word on to your local schools or public Libraries or just check in with them as they may have already planned some events for the children :-) 

For more information, go here:

Our Dr. Seuss book collection - sold in January!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

How to Fight a Bull by Barnaby Conrad - Autographed with Personal sketch!






How to Fight a Bull by Barnaby Conrad

How to Fight a Bull by Barnaby Conrad - Autograph & Sketch

"Pass-by-pass instruction and fascinating bullring lore for armchair aficionados, copiously illustrated by the author of Matador and La Fiesta Brava." Full of information on bullfighting including information on famous toreros: Belmonte, Arruza, Manolete, Dominguin, El Cordobes, and others.

1968. NY: Doubleday & Company. [stated] First Edition.  Hardbound - Maroon Cloth; Book Condition: Very Good; Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good- with some minor creasing at spine head, very short repaired tear lower rear cover, shelfwear at corners (protected in an archival cover). Small 4to.  224 pp. Fully illustrated throughout with b&w photos and drawings by the author.

This book has been personally autographed by the author and includes a full-page hand sketch of a Matador on the front endpaper adjacent to the signed page!

 Price: $55.00

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NOTE - Please read this interesting article: On Collecting (and selling) Books on Bullfighting By: Lynn DeWeese-Parkinson

[SOLD] 2/27/12 


 

Clocks & watches (The Connoisseur Illustrated Guides) by Alan Smith

Clocks & watches (The Connoisseur Illustrated Guides) by Alan Smith

The Connoisseur, London., 1975. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good- repaired tear to rear, dj is in protective archival cover. 8vo. 222pp. Bibliography & Index. Fully illustrated with 26 color plates and over 400 line drawings by Peter Fitzjohn. This book covers the mechanical characteristics at length, with a section on tools and working methods. Also: early Renaissance clocks and watches; classical English horology; English Rococo and Neo-classicism; Eclecticism in the 19th century; those of American, Europe and Japan 1675-1900.

Price: $15.00

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The Watch Collector's Handbook by M. Cutmore

The Watch Collector's Handbook

1976. Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, Co. Very good condition hardcover with very good condition dustjacket protected in archival cover.

Illustrated throughout with over 70 b&w photographs and diagrams. Chapter topics include: Historical survey of watches, Technical Survey, Collecting, and Repairing.
 159 pages. Index. For the collector of modest means, this book is full of ideas on deciding what to look for, how to go about it and what pitalls to avoid. For anyone interested in horology or watches in particular, it is a stimulating introduction.

Price: $26.00
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The Sacred Awakening: Satsang Interviews & Original Music - Christopher Love

[photo coming soon]
 
1998. World Sangha Publishing Co: Bainbridge Island, WA.  Out of print. In original shrinkwrap and clamshell case. Audiocassette/Book on Tape/music.  Satsang interviews and original music by Love. Christopher is an author, spiritual teacher, certified clinical hypnotherapist, certified Neuro-linguistic program practitioner, registered counselor etc. Philosophy in the lineage of Ramana Maharshi Sri Poonjaji and Gangaji. Price: $20.00 - shipping at no cost within the continental U.S.  ~ Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing this item   

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The American cattle doctor : a complete work on all the diseases of cattle, sheep, and swine by Geo. H. Dadd [1901]




"Including every disease peculiar to America, and embracing all the latest information on the cattle plague and trichina, containing also a guide to symptoms, a table of weights and measures, and a list of valuable medicines."

NY: Orange Judd Company. 1901. Dark green cloth, gilt decorated spine. Heavy binding! xii, 367 pp. Minor rubbing to cloth at extremities; interior solid & firm with delicate penned previous owner name/date.

Includes: guide to symptoms, glossary & index. George Dadd, a British surgeon—turned veterinarian, was an early advocate of rational animal health practices in America. He is considered the author of the first two classics in American veterinary literature (this title being one of them).

Price: $45.00 

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Along Sierra Trails: Kings Canyon National Park [Photos by Josed Muench]




Along Sierra Trails: Kings Canyon National Park by Joyce & Josef Muench

New York, NY: Hastings House, 1947.

Illustrated with more than over 100 b&w photographs (photogravure); photographic front endpapers; map of Kings Canyon National Park rear pastedown. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, some wear along edges, dustjacket present although chipped with repaired tears at edges, portion missing at spine head - dj is enclosed in archival cover. 8vo., 101 pp.  

Josef Muench [1904-1998] was a renowned landscape photographer; many of his photos appeared in Arizona Highways. Bruce Babbitt, former U.S. Secretary of the Interior said, "Muench is the ultimate environmentalist. By showing us the incredible natural beauty we have inherited, he inspires us to care more deeply for our world and its natural treasures."
Price: $15.00

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The Story of Cuba, Her Struggles for Liberty....The Cause, Crisis and Destiny of the Pearl of the Antilles by Murat Halstead [1898]



1898. Akron: The Werner Company, Sixth edition - revised to date.  649 pages, illustrated throughout with photographs, reproductions and drawings. Green cloth covers, decorated and gilt stamped with color on front, gilt at spine. Cloth has considerable wear at edges, corners and spine ends. Interior is solid, minor foxing with no notable markings. Murat Halstead [1829–1908] was an American newspaper editor and magazine writer; he was a war correspondent during three wars. Fascinating 100+ year old book taking you from Christopher Columbus to the Spanish-American War. 

Price: $35.00

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

~ TSR's Creature Catalog! ~

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Creature Catalog (Dungeons and Dragons Accessory DMR2)

Edited by: Julia Martin

TSR Inc., 1993. ISBN 1560765933. Trade Paperback.  Dungeons & Dragons Challenger Series item number 9438. Cover art by Jeff Easley. Chapter topics include: Monster format, getting more from your monsters, recommended reading, alphabetical list of monster descriptions, wildnerness encounters, D&D game creature index. Illustrated. Index of artists and issue numbers. 127 pages. I have to say, there are some bizarre monsters in this book! Out of print.

Book Condition: Good; shelfwear evident at corners and edges, front corners have creases.

Price: $35.00

The Art Of Dragon Magazine: Including all the cover art from the first ten years


The Art Of Dragon Magazine: Including all the cover art from the first ten years

Edited by: Jean Blashfield

TSR Inc., 1988. ISBN 0880385375. Trade Paperback. First Printing. Special insert "Great Stoney" cardboard castle pieces are all present in center of the book and not punched out or removed. Chapter topics include: Dragons, Fighters, Player characters, Places, Magic, Creatures, Miscellany and Humor. Index of artists and issue numbers. 128 pages. OUTSTANDING color and B&W illustrations throughout the entire book - some of the best fantasy artists illustrated for Dragon Magazine over the years. This also shows the covers of the original and early Dragon Magazines.

Book Condition: Very Good with a few noted flaws - minor edgewear at spine & book edges, corners, one short tear at bottom cover.

Price: $20.00


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