Friday, April 27, 2012

The Genesis of Language by Kenneth C. Hill [Editor]








The Genesis of Language by Kenneth C. Hill [Editor]

1979. Karoma Publishers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI. First Edition. The First Michigan Colloquium. Good in Good dustjacket: front and rear hinges cracked or starting due to type of binding - there are no loose or missing pages, DJ has some wrinkling and scuffing, previous owner used faint red pencil to underline in a few places - may be erased. Bibliography/References. 149pp.

A series of lectures given at the University of Michigan, [Department of Linguistics]; this volume presents views on a variety of topics in language contact situations by some of the leading scholars in the field. An indispensable reference work. Includes lectures on Creolization, second language acquisition, universals of marginal languages, contact filters,  the emergence of contact-stimulated marginal languages, and theoretical orientations in creole studies.
PRICE: $15.

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[keywords: (Linguistics Language Syntax Grammar Pragmatics Semantics Semiotics Phonemics Phonetics Phoneme]


Hallelujah Anyway: A Collection of Illustrated Lyrics by Patrick Woodroffe







Hallelujah Anyway: A Collection of Illustrated Lyrics by Patrick Woodroffe

1984. Limpsfield, Surry, Great Britain: Paper Tiger/A Dragon's World Ltd. Imprint. Very good condition hardcover with very good condition dustjacket. Square 4to. 135pp. Fully illustrated throughout in color with vignettes and sketches, reproductions of some really interesting pieces by Mr. Woodroffe.

A collection of trippy surreal-fantasy illustrations by the creator of Mythopoeikon that explore the border between reality and imagination. Its extraordinary images explore and celebrate the border between reality and illusions; a realm of wild wonders and bizarre beings, brought to life through a combination of paint, etching and highly unconventional photographic techniques. More than one hundred and fifty stunning full color illustrations will take you to the farthest shores of the imagination. Woodroffe was a creature concept designer for ‘The Never-Ending Story’ and ‘The Never-Ending Story II’(films) and many record album covers including some for Phil Collins and Judas Priest. Out of Print.

PRICE: $30.

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[keywords: Art, Artists, Surrealism, Fantasy, Illustrated ]


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bright Wings of Summer: Watching Butterflies by David G. Measures





Bright Wings of Summer: Watching Butterflies by David G. Measures

1976. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, First edition. Very good condition hardback with very good- dustjacket that has some short closed tears along top edge mostly, price-clipped front flap. 160pp. Fully illustrated throughout with color and black and white sketches/watercolors. Includes index, bibliography.

An account of one man's discovery if a fascinating world that exists all around us, on city rooftops and in wild, untouched meadows, in suburban gardens and on the lonely tundra of the arctic. The author, an artist, combined the eye of an artist with the careful observation and notation of a naturalist and this unique record, a butterfly diary of his chosen area, forms the groundwork of his book. A field guide for the observer, this title discusses: social life and behavior, scent, colonies and territories, relationships with other insects, death and predation, hibernation, etc.

PRICE: $15.

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[keywords: Butterflies, Insects, Nature, Flowers, Art, Illustrated]


Batman: Son of the Demon, A Graphic Novel by Mike W. Barr and Jerry Bingham - Hardcover





Batman: Son of the Demon, A Graphic Novel  
by Mike W. Barr and Jerry Bingham

1987. NY: DC Comics. FIRST EDITION HARDCOVER. Very good- condition with very good dustjacket. [NOTE: there is a publisher's defect at the very lower inside margin on the first few pages; half-title, title pg, etc where there was a fold of the paper and slight tear right at the gutter. 78pp. Fully color illustrated graphic novel. Introduction by Mark Hamill. Jerry Bingham, illustrator.

"Combines great character development and superb writing to realistically tell a tale in which Batman must form an uneasy alliance with his greatest adversary. When a demented terrorist creates a weapon that allows him to control the weather, the Dark Knight Detective joins forces with Ra's al Ghul and his daughter Talia in order to stop the madman from creating worldwide havoc. But as the final showdown occurs, Batman finds himself torn between stopping the ruthless terrorist and protecting Talia, the women who is now carrying his unborn child."

PRICE: $25.

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[Keywords: Batman, Graphic Novel, Comic, Illustrated, Fantasy]


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Luciano Project: The Secret Wartime Collaboration of the Mafia and the U.S. Navy





The Luciano Project: The Secret Wartime Collaboration of the Mafia and the U.S. Navy
by Rodney Campbell

1977. NY: McGraw-Hill. First Edition. Very good- condition in Good dustjacket. Some minor soiling at top edge, dustjacket has a few short tears at edges, there is a short piece missing at the upper dj spine. xii, 299pp. Bibliography, index.

The astonishing true story of the secret collaboration of the Mafia and the Navy to seal up the Port of New York from Nazi infiltration. Based on the actual transcripts of secret official investigations, including how Lucky Luciano set up an intelligence network at Great Meadow Prison. Other notable figures in this book are: Meyer Lansky, Joe "Socks" Lanza, Joe Adonis (who brought hundreds of native born Sicilians to provide intel for the Sicily invasion). Also documents the complete inside story of the Navy cover-up of the Project.

Price: $15.

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Hypnotherapy by Dave Elman - Techniques of a master of hypnotism! [Book]





Hypnotherapy
by Dave Elman


1981 third printing. Glendale: Westwood Publishing Co. xvi., 336pp. Condition: Very good- blue hardcover covers with rubbing/shelfwear at corners and spine ends. There are neat black ink lines covering previous owner's name at the endpapers and on bottom edge; minor bit of underlining present - mainly in the introduction. No dustjacket, as published.

Mr. Elman's reputation as a hypnotist made him among the best known and most successful teachers of hypnotism in America. This book, originally titled "Findings in Hypnosis" is the summation of the Elman theories and techniques. It was the primary text used in his course and has become a classic work in the literature of hypnotism. His detailed attention to semantics - voice inflection; and his unique ability to generate mental expectancy form a background for his incredible effectiveness with nearly one hundred percent of his subjects.

PRICE: $45.


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Keywords: Psychology HYPNOSIS HYPNOTISM HYPNOTHERAPY


Norman And The Nursery School [vintage children's book, 1949]






Norman And The Nursery School
by W. Edward Young and Will Hayes

1949. NY: The Platt and Munk Co. Very good- condition, no dustjacket. Original color pastedown illustration on cover, red cloth covers; some rubbing, scuffs, minor fray at extremities. Neat ink gift inscription along top edge/margin on title page [see photo] otherwise interior VERY clean without marks, etc. A SOLID sewn binding! Bold color illustrations by Janet Robson Kennedy. Unpaginated  [approx 40 pages]. 8vo.

Darling pictures and text presenting an actual portrayal of the child's day at nursery school in the 1940s! American artist Janet Robson Kennedy [1902-1974] is most known for her colorful abstract, impressionistic, surrealistic style; she was also known for her illustrations in children's books, most notably, Bible Stories for Little Children, by Mary Alice Jones.

PRICE: $25.

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[keywords: vintage, retro, children, preschool, illustrated]


Buttons: The Collector's Guide to Selecting, Restoring, and Enjoying New and Vintage Buttons








Buttons: The Collector's Guide to Selecting, Restoring, and Enjoying New and Vintage Buttons
by Nancy Fink and Maryalice Ditzler

1993. Philadelphia: Courage Books/Running Press. Condition: Very good in Very good dustjacket. 80pp. Fully illustrated throughout with color photographs. Endpapers feature an interesting pattern (photo) of old buttons. Previous owner's gift inscription neatly inked on the front free endpaper, near the top. 4to. Bibliography, index.

This beautifully illustrated guide traces the historical background of the button, from classical times to the present day. Fabric and cloth, metal, glass, ceramic, enamel, natural materials, and plastic - they're all here. Separate chapters describe uniform buttons and other collectible buttons.

PRICE: $15.

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[keywords: art, crafts, buttons, collectibles, antiques]


Thursday, April 12, 2012

I Love the Library!!



I Love the Library - as illustrated by one our little ones here at school! I love that they love it here. :-)

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Early Eric Carle Illustrated Book: Nature Thoughts, A Selection





Nature Thoughts
by Louise Bachelder

1965. NY: Peter Pauper Press. Good in good dust jacket. 61pp. Darling color illustrations by renowned children's author Eric Carle. Includes short nature quotations by famous authors such as by Thoreau, Bryant, Lamb, Whitman and many others. Small 8vo.

The illustrator of this book - Eric Carle - is well-known as an author of books for children. This book containing his charming nature illustrations pre-dates the publication of his first children's book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear".  

“In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.” -John Milton

PRICE: $12.

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[Keywords: Eric Carle, illustrated, art, nature, poetry, quotes]


Friday, April 6, 2012

Opening Day special - 1970s Baseball Books are a time capsule of history!





(signed baseball card not for sale)


 From my personal collection of books on Baseball, I offer:

Baseball Register - 1972

1972. St. Louis, MO: Sporting News Publishing Co. First edition in original color illustrated paper covers. Publisher: C.C. Johnson Spink, Editor Joe Marcin. Contents include list of active players (for that year); Major League managers; Major League coaches; Major league umpires; recently retired players and Index. Full black and white team photo inside front cover of the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1971; full black and white team photo of the Baltimore Orioles, 1971 inside rear cover. Cover photograph of Joe Torre taken by Jack Zehrt. Tony Oliva of the Twins photo on rear cover - 1971 AL batting champion. Includes the 1971 stats of every MLB player in League. 432pp.   
Price: $15.



Baseball Register - 1973

1973. St. Louis, MO: Sporting News Publishing Co. First edition in original color illustrated paper covers. Publisher: C.C. Johnson Spink, Editor Joe Marcin and Bill Sodemann, Jr. Contents include list of active players (for that year); Major League managers; Major League coaches; Major league umpires; recently retired players and Index. Includes the 1972 stats of every MLB player in League. Full color photo of Wilbur Wood on front cover, black and white team photo of 1972 WS champion Oakland A's on inside cover; black and white team photo of the 1972 Cincinnati Reds inside rear cover; black and white photo of Hall of Famer Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers on rear cover. 464pp.  Price: $15.

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[Keywords: Baseball, Sports, Records, Reference]


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Weird book title of the day



Found this at the library today: Sad Underwear and other Complications by Judith Viorst [poetry for children]

~ just weird!

Do something good today - read to a child!



I'm volunteering at my daughter's Elementary school Library today... encouraging lots of little readers to LOVE books! 

How are you paying it forward this fine Thursday?


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Newport, Oregon: 1866-1936: Portrait of a Coast Resort by Richard L Price








Newport, Oregon: 1866-1936: Portrait of a Coast Resort
by Richard L Price
 
1975. Lincoln County Historical Society. Trade paperback, some scuffing and shelfwear to covers and extremities, front cover has short tear at lower spine and faint traces of dampstain near said area [see photo] 114pp.

A history of the Oregon Coast resort area near Yaquina Bay, discussing the early years, and the days of railroads, resports and automobiles. Fully illustrated throughout with many photo and map reproductions.

PRICE: $20.

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[Keywords: Oregon, Pacific Northwest, West Coast, Yaquina Bay, Regional History]


Gauchos by Aldo Sessa - Beautiful Photography Book!










Gauchos
by Aldo Sessa

1998. Cosmogonias S.A., Argentina. Very good condition hardcover - full cloth with very good dustjacket. Square 8vo. All pages are printed on glossy high-quality paper. ISBN 9509140414.


A BEAUTIFUL publication illustrated in full color with the author's photographs taken all around Argentina. Provides a pictorial look into the life of Gauchos, or cowboys of the South American Pampas. Text descriptions of photos is in English and Spanish.


Price: $30.00


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 [Keywords: Argentina, Photography, Photographers, Cowboys, Gauchos, South America, Pampas]


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Florentine Art Book: Raphael by Adolf Paul Oppé [1909]






Raphael
by Adolf Paul Oppé
 
Published 1909 by Methuen and Co. in London. First Edition. xvi, 231, [1] 231pp. Good condition original blue cloth covers with gilt-stamped title at spine. The covers show shelfwear at extremities, including fraying in areas - well-loved but overall binding is SOLID. Other than a bit of minor foxing at edges, endpapers and some margins, there are no notable markings to interior.

Includes a list of Raphael's works in the order of the places where they are found, 200 illustrated plates [Plates printed on both sides], Select bibliography, Appendices and Index. Lovely frontispiece portrait of Galatea intact. 


Raphael, a great artist of the Italian Renaissance, was employed by Pope Julius II to complete the fresco decoration of a number of rooms in the Vatican. From 1500 to 1508 he worked throughout central Italy, particularly Florence, where he became a noted portraitist and painter of Madonnas.

PRICE: $60.

[Keywords: Art, Artists, Florentine, Italian, Renaissance]

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Surrealist Art Book: Joán Miró by James Thrall Soby



Joán Miró by James Thrall Soby. 1959.

Joán Miró by James Thrall Soby. 1959


Joán Miró
by James Thrall Soby


1959.  NY: The Museum of Modern Art, distributed by Doubleday and Co. First Edition. Good condition cloth covers, some sunning along edges, white mark on cover (obscured by dj), Good- condition Dustjacket with chipped edges and age-toning but protected in a mylar cover! Square 4to. Glossy heavy paper, 164pp. 148 illustrations by Miró - 35 in color. Jacket design by the Artist. Includes: notes to the text, list of exhibitions, bibliography and index.

Joan Miró i Ferrà (April 20, 1893 – December 25, 1983) was a Spanish Catalan painter, sculptor, and ceramicist born in Barcelona. "Among artists of his generation, Miró has long held a leading place, and today is respected throughout Europe and in America for his magnificently personal color, his inventive fantasy and his pernnial freshness of vision." [from the publisher] Miró began to take interest in the object as such, in the form of collages. This was a practice which was to lead to his making of surrealist sculptures. He also experimented with many other artistic forms, such as engraving, lithography, water colors, pastels, and painting over copper.

PRICE: $30.

[Keywords: Art, Artists, Miro, Spain, Modern Art, Surrealism]

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Quote of the Day



This is a quote from a magazine, I love what it said: "I knew a woman who lived to be a healthy 101 years old I asked her what she attributed her longevity to and she said a long time ago I decided not to worry for more than five minutes about things I can't change."