Madrid: Ars Millenii, 2000.. Decorated cloth binding, 8vo, dust jacket, 563 pages, bibliography, endnotes and references, 55 black-and-white photos. A fascinating view into the world of show business journalism, by a former Variety bureau chief. Limited numbered edition. As new.. ISBN: 8493021156. Hardcover.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947.. Gilt-stamped cloth, 8vo, 200 pages. Biography of the novelist's mother. 1st edition. Good+ condition (spine rubbed; slight discoloration to endpapers); no dust jacket.. F. Hardcover.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1983.. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 397 pages. "Womanist prose," combining lectures and essays, by the acclaimed novelist; a collectible copy. Stated 1st edition. Near fine condition, in good+ dust jacket (ink residue partially covers preprinted price; one small closed tear), in Mylar.. ISBN: 0151445257. Hardcover.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917.. Cloth (gilt-stamped front cover and spine; gilt top edge), 12mo, 328 pages; frontispiece by Valloton. Essays on poets, painters, composers, and dramatists, including Conrad, Whitman, Tolstoy, Vermeer, Matisse, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Schoenberg, and Wedekind. Good+ condition; no dust jacket.. Hardcover.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1962.. Decorated cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 256 pages, bibliography, color and black-and-white photos. A history of jade, and a study of its timeless allure. Stated 1st edition. Very good condition, in good+ dust jacket in Mylar.. F. Hardcover.
Los Angeles: Sherbourne Press, 1965.. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 288 pages, index, bibliography, black-and-white illustrations. Fact-filled, often amusing history of alcoholic beverages, with chapters on everything from "Famous Public Drunks" to "The Spagyrical Art." Stated 1st edition. Good condition, in good dust jacket.. F. Hardcover.
San Francisco: International Society for General Semantics, June 1968.. Wraps, 12mo, 256 pages. Contributions by Hayakawa, Sherri Cavan, Katherine Domeny, Albert Long, Jerold Lowenstein, William Simon, John H. Gagnon, Emilie Glen, William J. Lewis, Leonard Wolf, Frances Hall, Lester A. Kirkendall, Karel F. Botermans, Nancy A. Bawden, and John Keel. Good condition (inscribed by Hayakawa and the book's previous owner).. Soft cover.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1933.. Cloth, 8vo, 458 pages plus index, annotated bibliography; with illustrations from contemporary sources, portraits, photographs, and original drawings by James E. Bodrero and Ruth Harris Bohan. A physician looks at the history of his profession. Stated 1st edition. Fair condition; no dust jacket (text portion is pasted on free endpaper).. F. Hardcover.
New York: William Edwin Rudge, 1929.. Hardcover with gilt vellum binding, 8vo, 43 pages, 3 full-page line illustrations. A tasteful history of the great confectioner. 1st edition. Good condition (slightly sunned); no dust jacket.. F. Hardcover.
New York: Howell Book House, 1991.. Gilt-stamped cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 271 pages, index, glossary, black-and-white photos. Expert advice on equine breeding, from mating through gestation, foaling, nursing, and care of the young horse. An updated edition of the book first published in 1978. 4th printing. As new condition; dust jacket in Mylar.. ISBN: 0876058489. Hardcover.
New York: Weathervane Books, 1971.. Gilt-stamped hardcover, 8vo, dust jacket, 163 pages, index. With recipes for everything from herbal salad dressings to sachets and cosmetics. 1st printing. Very good condition, in very good dust jacket.. Hardcover.
Middleburg: Denlinger's, 1959.. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 80 pages, black-and-white line drawings. Amusing history of the most basic of household conveniences. 1st edition. Very good condition, in good+ dust jacket.. F. Hardcover.
New York: Macmillan, 1941.. Cloth, 4to, 212 pages; illustrations by Joseph W. Golinkin. The noted sports reporter on boxing, baseball, tennis, horseracing, golf, football, and basketball. Stated 1st printing. Good+ condition (endpapers discolored); no dust jacket.. F. Hardcover.
New York: Harper & Row, 1972.. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 418 pages, index, source notes, maps, 24 pages of black-and-white illustrations. 1st edition. Very good condition, in very good dust jacket.. ISBN: 0060113723. F. Hardcover.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969.. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 306 pages; illustrated by Lorence Bjorklund. Stories of the author's adventures as a cowboy and horseman in the U.S. West. 14th printing (March 1982). Very good condition (ex-library, but little evidence remains; tiny green sticker on free endpaper), in good dust jacket in Mylar.. Hardcover.
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1953.. Cloth, 12mo, dust jacket, 196 pages, index, numerous black-and-white illustrations, selected bibliography. Classic on medieval and Renaissance brasses of England; with county-by-county lists of church brasses in the United Kingdom. 7th revised edition, with a new preface and revision by Charles Oman. Reprint (1960). Very good condition, in good+ dust jacket (sunned) in Mylar.. Hardcover.
New York: Coward-McCann, 1968.. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 219 pages, black-and-white frontispiece of the author and his father. Autobiography at its best. Stated 1st American edition. Very good condition, in good dust jacket (price clip; slight wear; a few chips).. F. Hardcover.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 165 pages. The novelist and teacher remembers his father; a collector's copy signed by the author on the free endpaper. Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Pristine, as new condition; dust jacket in Mylar.. Signed by Author(s). ISBN: 0312131402. F. Hardcover.
New York: William Sloane Associates, 1947.. Cloth, 8vo, 315 pages. The author's war reporting and United Feature Syndicate cartoons. 1st edition. Very good conditon; no dust jacket.. F. Hardcover.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 301 pages, black-and-white photos, endpaper maps. Harrowing story of a 1949 forest fire in Montana. 2d printing. As new condition.. ISBN: 0226500616. Hardcover.