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The Cowman Says it Salty

By: Adams, Ramon F.

Price: $45.90

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, The University of Arizona Press: 1971

Seller ID: 023424

ISBN: 0816503117

Condition: Near Fine

xv, 163 pp, green cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, dj green w/wht lettering w/illustrated front, green marbled endpapers. The speech of the cowboy grew out of the solitude, nearness of the stars & the bigness of the country. He molded language to suit his own needs & employs his words in a manner that best suits him. Collection of some of the cowboy slang. dj slight rubbing on edges, dj small scuff mark on back panel. View more info

His Various History

By: Aelianus, Claudius & translated by Stanley, Thomas

Price: $807.50

Publisher: London, England, Printed for Thomas Dring: 1665

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 038896

Condition: Very Good

[14], 314 pp, [28 the arguments], dark brown morocco leather w/five ribs on the spine w/gilt deco and red morocco title block on the spine w/gilt lettering. The volume contains fourteen books in one volume. Aelian (c. AD 175 - c. 235) was a Roman author but spoke Greek, born at Praeneste, and a teacher of rhetoric. This work is a collection of anecdotes and biographical sketches, lists, maxims, and descriptions of natural wonders and strange local customs. The book contains two notes of encouragement in the foreword from Edw. Sherburne and Richard Strokes, M.D. In the first book Ael... View more info

Pebbles from a Broken Jar : Fables and Hero Stories from Old China

By: Alexander, Frances

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Indianapolis, IN, Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc,: 1967

Inscription: Inscribed & SIGNED By Author

Seller ID: 022522

Condition: Very Good+

29 pp, green cloth boards, w/black lettering & black deco on front, inscribed & SIGNED by the author on the title page. A collection of 18 short legends of ancient china. View more info

American Indian Literature and the Southwest: Contexts and Dispositions

By: Anderson, Eric Gary

Price: $9.78

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1999

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 034326

ISBN: 0292704887

Condition: Very Good+

xii, 225 pp, glossy black-olive green-red SC wraps w/red-wht lettering, illustrated front panel. The author explores the Southwest as a real and a culturally constructed site of migration and encounter. View more info

Lost in the Stars : The dramatization of Alan Paton's novel, Cry, the Beloved Country

By: Anderson, Maxwell

Price: $14.24

Publisher: New York, NY, Wm Sloane Associates, Inc: 1950

Seller ID: 000596

Condition: Good+

86 pp, blu papercovered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, blind stamped on front cover, dj black w/wht lettering w/illustration on the front. Includes the reviewers notes from persentation in New York, also has a copy of the musical's bill. The reviewer made notes in the text of the book. The setting is South Africa, a tale of Negroes and whites in South Africa to terms of a libretto and lyrics. reviewers notes Has reviewer's notes included on seperate paper. Reveiwer discusses person that plays one of the characters in the play. The play is about a ministers search for his son, who has ... View more info

A Pocketful of Proverbs

By: Anglund, Joan Walsh

Price: $14.88

Publisher: San Diego, CA, Harcourt, Brace & Co.: 1964

Seller ID: 023672

Condition: Very Good

unpaginated, green cloth boards w/black letters & black illustration on front cover, dj wht-black w/color pictorial front & back of quilt illustration, slipcase light green w/duplicate illustration of front of dust jacket on front of slipcase, showing one child handing a little girl a flower. Collection of old sayings. prev owner wrote on the ffep, small chip at bottom of dj spine View more info

Favorite Authors : a Companion-Book of Prose and Poetry

By: Anonymous

Price: $67.79

Publisher: Boston, MA, Ticknor and Fields: 1866

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 039776

Condition: Good

iv, 299 pp, [1], brown leather boards w/beveled edges w/gilt lines, a.e.g. (all edges gilt), front cover brown stamped double border w/stamped emblem in center of the front cover, five ribs on the spine, marbled endpapers. Collection of twenty-eight stories by various authors from: Hawthorne, Tennyson, Scott, Browning, Smith, Percival, Jameson, SPrague, Cornwall, Massey, Whittier, Mitford, Leslie, Landor, Arnold, Longfellow, Emerson, Lockhart, Lowell, Von Arnim and others. rubbed and worn along the edges, joints starting, one gathering starting. View more info

Sabine's Notebook

By: Bantock, Nick

Price: $5.06

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Chronicle Books: 1992

Edition: 5rh Printing

Seller ID: 051299

Condition: Very Good+

unpagintated, tan boards w/blu spine & lettering, dj blue w/wht ltrs & tan pictorial frt & bk in color. In which the extraordinary correspondence of Griffin & Sabine continues. Story told in strangely beautiful postcards & richly decorated letters that must be removed f/their envelopes to be read. Sabine's Notebook is also a sketchbook & a diary, filled w/macabre drawings & notations. View more info

The Annotated Mother Goose : Nursery Rhymes Old and New, Arranged and Explained #2959

By: Baring-Gould, William S. and Baring-Gould, Ceil

Price: $46.75

Publisher: New York, NY, Bramhall House: 1962

Seller ID: 040680

Condition: Very Good

350 pp, quarterbound w/yel papercovered boards w/dark green cloth covered spine, dj red w/wht-blk lettering w/illustrated front panel, brown-wht illustrated endpapers. The book contains more than one thousand seperate rhymes that consist of nursery rhymes, melodies, songs, jingles, riddles, catches, counting-out rhymes, lullabies, prayers, drinking songs, love songs and other rhymes. The notes point out meaning of the rhymes and words and also explain many political allusions, jokes, parodies, puzzles, tricks, games, and other curiosities. Contains over 200 illustrations by many noted artis... View more info

The Jonathan Swift : A Modest Proposal

By: Baskin, Leonard

Price: $59.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Grossman Publishers: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024032

ISBN: 0007511496

Condition: Very Good+

unpaginated, brown cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering on spine & wht pastedown label on front cover w/green border w/black-orange lettering. Text in Leonard Baskins's calligraphic writing and w/sketches by Leonard Baskin. He talks about women being beggars and raising their children to be beggars. slight sunning to the spine, light stain on front cover by hinge, prev owner's bookplate on FPD. View more info

Poetical Quotations, Proverbs and Maxims

By: Benham, W. Gurney and Rayner, John L.

Price: $12.33

Publisher: London, England, Cassell and Company, Ltd: 1927

Seller ID: 004942

Condition: Good+

293/251, red leather boards w/gilt letterings and "AEG" all edges gilt. part of Cassel's pocket reference library series. Collection of poetical quotations arranged by subject manner alpabetically and 2nd portion of book is collection of proverbs & maxims, with proverb being a salty sentence which precipitates some nebulous truth in people's minds. The proverbs also arranged by subject in alpabetical order. two books in one. top spine worn, worn, slight stain top edge of the back board, missing 1/4" at top of the spine . View more info

The Celtic Bull : Essays on James Joyce's Ulysses

By: Benjamin, Judy-Lynn

Price: $9.99

Publisher: Tulsa, OK, University of Tulsa: 1966

Edition: Limited/Numbered

Seller ID: 030316

Condition: Very Good+

100 pp, green cloth covered boads w/gilt lettering, Limited and NUMBERED being #54 of 300 hard-bound copies. Collection of twelve essays written by students of the honors seminar in Ulysses at the Hunter College Department of English. View more info

The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter

By: Bierce, Ambrose w/intro by Valency, Maurice

Price: $10.84

Publisher: New York, NY, The Heritage Press: 1967

Seller ID: 028897

Condition: Near Fine

80 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/dark brown lettering on the spine, slipcase brown papercovered. Translaated from the German of Richard Voss by Gustav Adolf Danziger. The story of a monk and how he fell in love with hangman's daughter and how daughter fell in love w/someone else View more info

The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter

By: Bierce, Ambrose w/intro by Valency, Maurice

Price: $8.29

Publisher: New York, NY, The Heritage Press: 1967

Seller ID: 038658

Condition: Near Fine

80 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/dark brown lettering on the spine, slipcase brown papercovered. Translaated from the German of Richard Voss by Gustav Adolf Danziger. The story of a monk and how he fell in love with hangman's daughter and how daughter fell in love w/someone else View more info

On the Road of Stars : Native American Night Poems and Sleep Charms

By: Bierhorst, John

Price: $9.35

Publisher: New York, NY, Macmillan Publishing Co.: 1994

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 035355

ISBN: 0027097358

Condition: Very Good

unpaginated, quarterbound w/brown papercovered boards w/red cloth covered spine w/gilt lettering, dj orange w/black lettering w/brown-orange-tan illustrated dj front & blu-black-brown illustrated back, color illustrated endpapers. A collection of Native American night poems, sleep charms, and other special night songs intended to soothe, heal, bring dreams or make sleep irresistible. black rem bottom edge, front ffep rubbed in upper corner. View more info

Hobo Jungle : a Quarterly Journal of New Writing

By: Boerger, Ruth and Erdrich, Marc

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Roxbury, CT, Hobo Jungle: 1988

Seller ID: 024904

Condition: Good+

Soft Cover. Good+/No Jacket. Sm4to from 9" to 11". 62 pp, tan SC wraps w/black lettering, Collection of poems, part 4 of novel "The Other Dance", and short stories. small tear on fore edge of some of pages. View more info

Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763

By: Boswell, James w/intro by Pottle, Frederick and preface by Morley, Christopher

Price: $8.08

Publisher: New York, NY, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1950

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 034677

Condition: Very Good

xxix, 370 pp, quarterbound w/blu boards w/dark blu cloth covered spine w/gilt lettering, endpaper maps, djdark blu spine w/wht lettering w/color illustrated front panel. The author wrote this journal when he was only twenty-two and it is a record of nine momentous months in his life. He had obtained the consent of his father to leave Scotland and live in London. His father wanted him to be a lawyer, but Boswell wanted to be an officer in the Footguards. dj price-clipped, dj chipped along the bop & bottom edges. View more info

Wuthering Heights

By: Brontë, Emily

Price: $53.13

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, The Easton Press: 1980

Edition: Collector's Edition

Seller ID: 037249

Condition: Near Fine

xxxii, 331 pp, dark blue leather boards w/stamped gilt lettering & deco on front, back & spine, A.E.G. (all edges gilt), brown silk moiré endpapers, light tan silk ribbon bookmark, three raised ribs on the spine. The book is printed on archival quality paper and is acid-neutral. Book from the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series by Easton Press. The book is set in the moorland country in the north of England. The hero is Heathcliff who was brought to Wuthering Heights as child when Mr. Earnshaw picked him up as a stray in the streets of Liverpool. View more info

The Poems of Robert Browning

By: Browning, Robert and edited by Lewis, C. Day

Price: $38.25

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, The Easton Press: 1979

Edition: Collector's Edition

Seller ID: 025962

Condition: Near Fine

xviii, 299 pp, brown leather w/gilt lettering w/stamped gilt design on the front board & spine, four raised ribs on the spine, orange watered endleaves, orange ribbon bookmark, & AEG (all edges gilt). Book from The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series. Collection of poetry by Robert Browning. View more info

Betwen Earth & Sky - Legends of Native American Sacred Places

By: Bruchac, Joseph

Price: $19.13

Publisher: New York, NY, Harcourt Brace & Company: 1995

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 051626

ISBN: 0152000429

Condition: Near Fine

unpaginated, quarter bound w/brown papwr covered boards w/red cloth spine and with , red, brown, yellow dj w/wht lettering . Through the guidance of his uncle and the retelling of various Native American legends , a young boy learns that everything living and inanimate has its place, should be considered sacred and given respect. Collection of ten Native American legends View more info