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THE DURABLE FIRE : A Novel

By Howard Swiggett

Cambridge, MA: Houghton Mifflin/Riverside Press, 1957. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. BOMC First Edition. Embossed, bi-color green boards/Fine. DJ/VG; sound w/short closed edge tears. A novel from Howard Swiggett (1891 - 1957), author of The Power and the Prize which MGM adapted to film. This is a post World War II story of big business, international intrigue, and enduring marriage love. 366 pgs. Protagonist Stephen Lowry, formerly working with the Norwegian underground against the Nazis, returns home to join big business in New York as a "foreign specialist". The heroine is his lovely Estonian wife. The plot, full of the unexcpected, is one of suspense. The title, "durable fire", bespeaks of Lowry's love for his wife (and her search for her missing family) that steadies him and sustains him as he joins the vast industrial & financial world. . BOMC First Edition. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE- COLLECTIBLE/Very Good. First Edition.

$18.50

TWO FOR THE ROAD : Our Love Affair With American Food
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TWO FOR THE ROAD : Our Love Affair With American Food

By Jane Stern; Michael Stern

New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. Text/folded corners to pgs 68, 180 & 217, else AS NEW & Bright. Bi-color green boards/Fine. DJ/NF. Road food. A memoir of driving more than 3 million miles across America, eating 12 meals a day, with Jane & Michael Stern, of PBS radio presentations and winners of a James Beard Life-time Acheivement Award, at the wheel Join the Sterns as they hit the road, take in eateries, and share great reciples along with colorful personalities encountered enroute. 292 pgs. Fine copy despite flaws.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine.

$14.50

CULINARY ARTS INSTITUTE : BREAD & SOUP COOKBOOK (Adventures in Cooking Series)

By Sherrill Corley (Editor); The Culinary Arts Institute

Chicago, IL: Culinary Arts Institute, 1976. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Softcover/NF w/trace edge wear & faint creasing to upper back. Highly regarded & treasured 1976 cookery from the Culinary Arts Institute. Dedicated basic guide to breads & soups for breaksfast, lunch, dinner, lunch boxes, and snacks, w/emphasis on both nutrition and taste. 96 pgs w/illustrations & color photos.Fine copy.. First Edition, First Thus. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. Illus. by Diana Magnuson (Illustrator). Vintage/Cookbook.

$22.50

A PEOPLE AND THEIR QUILTS
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A PEOPLE AND THEIR QUILTS

By John Rice Irwin

Exton, PA: Schiffer Pub Ltd, 1997. Text/NEW & Bright. Softcover/NF w/trace edge wear & faint creasings to back leading edge & upper/lower corner tips. Scholarly, cultural history of quilting in America by historian & educator John Rice Irwin (1930 -), founder of the Museum of Appalachia in Norris, TN. The art was widespread in 15th century England, and, in America where it never ceased to be practiced, was in Southern Appalachia. 214 pgs, w/color photos from Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Robin Hood. Rich documentation of creative needlework, colorful anecdotes, and intriguing personal histories.. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued. Illus. by Robin Hood (Photographer).

$22.50

ARROWSMITH

By Sinclair Lewis

New York. NY: Harcour,t Brace & Co, 1925. Text/As New. Blue & orange linen boards/VG; sound w/edge rubs to upper spine edge & trace surface wear. DJ/None. The adventures of medical doctor Martin Arrowsmith; 1925 novel (7th, following Babbit) by Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951). It was awarded the 1926 Pulitzer which Lewis declined, though he did accept the Nobel iPrize in 1930. For this novel assistance from bacteriologist Paul de Kruif, who receive 25% of the sales royalties, was essential, although Lewis was listed as the sole author. Arrowsmith is a major novel dealing with the culture of science; time wise it was written in response to the call for US medical schools to follow mainstream science in teaching & research standards. 448 pgs. Story of a medical researcher is sent to an aread inflicted with plague, struggles to determine priorities for the use of a vaccine. . First Edition, 7th Printing of 1925. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Vintage/1925 Novel.

$94.50

WOMEN IN THE MUSLIM WORLD
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WOMEN IN THE MUSLIM WORLD

By Lois Beck; Nikki Keddie (Editors)

Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ Press, 1978. Text/NEW & Bright. Softcover/CG; sound w/edge & surface rubs, and faint creasing to lower front corner. Anthology of 35 essays addressing the status of Muslim women in contemporary law and society as well as their historical past. Countries discussed include" Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Iran, Indonesia and China among others. 698 pgs in 4 parts: Part I, General Perspectives on Legal & Socioeconomic Change; II, Historical Perspectives; III, Case Studies: Nomads, Villagers, Towns & City Dwellers; and IV, Ideology, Religion & Ritual. Fine copy w/a shelfworn softcover.. First Edition, 5th Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued.

$17.50

S : A Novel

By John Updike

London, UK: Andre Deutsch, 1988. John Hoyer Updike (1932 - 2009) wrote more than 20 novels, dozens of short stories as well as poetry, literary criticism and children's books. Best known for his "Rabbit" series (the novels Rabbit Is Rich of 1982 and Rabbit at Rest of 1990 awarded the Pulitzer). Skilled in "the American small town, Protestant middle class", in this novel our protagnist also experiences "personal turmoil" while still sensitive to family obligations. This is the story of ''S''. Told through through letters written by Sarah P. Worth, a 42-year-old Massachusetts woman who quits her wealthy home & wealthy physician husband for the Arizona ashram of guru Shri Arhat Mindadali. Enamored with the offerings of the Hindu mystic, struggling along with other fellow sannyasins (pilgrims) aspiring to achieve moksha (salvation), while constantly writing to her husband, daughter, brother, dentist, hairdresser, psychiatrist, and bank manager. All to keep her old world in order. while creating a new one for herself. . First Edition, 2nd Impression. Hard Cover. NEW/Near Fine.

$26.50

BALTHUS

By Sabine Rewald; John P. O'Neil (Editor in Chief)

New York, NY: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Harry N. Abrams, 1984. BRAND NEW COPY. Beige linen boards/Fine. DJ/Fine; under mylar. COVER ART:FRONT: Details from The Mountain; BACK: Balthus self portrait. Exhibition catalogue of Polish-French modern artist Balthasar Klossowski de Rola (1908 - 2001), known as Balthus, and for erotic renderings of young girls. Guide to exhibtis held at the Musee National d'Art Moderne, Paris (Nov, 1983 - Jan, 1984), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Feb, 1984 - May, 1984). 176 pgs, w/commentaries accompanying color plates. . First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW/New. Illus. by The Metropolitan Museum of Art Photograph Studio. First Edition, First Thus.

$64.50

ALL FLAGS FLYING : American Patriotic Quilts as Expressions of Liberty

By Carter Houck; (Robert Bishop, Introduction); (Barbara Bush , Foreword)

New York, NY: E.P. Dutton, 1986. BRAND NEW Copy w/trace wear to corner tips of softcover. Prize collection of quilts celebrating what America symbolizes. Catologue to the 1986 New York City Great American Quilt Festival sponsored by the Museum of American Folk Art, honoring the Statue of Liberty Centennial. Volume features 52 prize-winning quilts in color plates, each augmented w/detailed descriptions, and the artists. 102 pgs. Fine copy. . First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE- COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. Illus. by Schecter Lee (Photographer).

$18.50

ELMER GANTRY

By Sinclair Lewis

New York. NY: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1927. Text/Near New w/light soiling to pgs 32 & 33, and 2 folded corners. First Edition, 6th Printing of 1927. Blue & orange linen boards/VG; sound w/edge rubs to upper spine edge & trace surface wear. DJ/None. 1927 top-seller, 9th novel from Harry Sinclair Lewis (1885 - 1951). Story of Elmer Gantry, a greedy, shallow, philandering Baptist minister who eventually leads a large Methodist congregation. Perhaps the "best bad novel" written about the unholy alliance between moralism, media, and political power. 432 pgs in 33 chapters. Narrative follows the unattractive, opportunistic, lecherous Elmer Gantry in his travels all over the country, with attention to the many, often colorful and often pitiful people affected by him. Adapted to film 1960, starring Burt Lancaster (supported by Jean Simmons) as the smirking, leering lecher who tells off-color yarns with the same ease that he fingers the Good Book and shouts the name of Jesus. . First Edition, 6th Printing, April 1927. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Vintage/1927 Novel.

$58.50

COOKING THE ROMAN WAY : Autjentic Recipes from the Home Cooks and Trattorias of Rome
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COOKING THE ROMAN WAY : Autjentic Recipes from the Home Cooks and Trattorias of Rome

By David Downie

New York, NY: HarpeCollins, 2002. EX-LIB/UNCIRCULATED Copy/No loan pocket. First Edition, First Printing. Text/NEW & Bright. Black boards/NF. DJ/NF, under library mylar. A cookery to tradtional delights of the Eternal City of Rome's home cooking and offerings from Rome's lively, family-run trattorias (cafes, diners &, taverns, all less formal than restorantes). 314 pgs w/color photos w/some 100 recipes. San Francisco-born author David D. Downie (1958 -) is now a Parisian. In between, the move, author, crime novelist, journalist, and food columnist Downie found time to graduate from UC Berkeley, earn a Master's Degree in Italian from Brown Univ, Rhode Island, and work as a translator, interpreter & press officer in Milan. This highly regarded cookery is rich in anecdotes of the names, hidden meanings and origins of Italian foods. Fine copy of a former libray book.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. Illus. by Alison Harris (Photographer).

$24.50

FELIX IN THE UNDERWORLD

By John Mortimer

New York, NY: Penguin Books, 1998. Text/Bright, Clean & Near New w/2 folded corners. Softcover/VG w/light edge & surface wear, and faint creasing to first 6 pgs from poor handling. A diverting murder mystery & character study from Sir John Clifford Mortimer (1923 - 2009)[1], English barrister, dramatist, screenwriter, and author best remembered for the popular television series and books, Rumpole of the Bailey (inspired by his own father, Clifford). This the story of Felix Morsom, a genteel novelist, whose life is transformed when during a book signing session he's confronted by a woman who declares him the father of her 11-year- old son. Felix and a friend of the accuser are overheard exchanging threats; the latter is found bludgeoned to death and Felix goes into hiding among homeless vagrants, is captured and brought to trial. The plot is simple but allows vivid portraits of supporting characters and scenes of London's ``underworld'' of crime and poverty. Strong copy despite flaws.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued.

$10.50

SOMETHING NEW! : THE ETHNIC ENTERTAINING COOKBOOK

By Jennifer Weaverling (Editor); Cooking Club of America Editorial Staff

Minnetonka, MN: Cooking Club of Ameica, 2010. BRAND NEW Copy; First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated boards/Fine. DJ/None as Issued. 20 dinner menus from the world all over for six-at-the-dinner-table, so versatile that actual recipes offered number more than 100. 192 pgs w/color photos.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. Illus. by Phil Aarrestad (Photography). First Edition, First Printing.

$34.50

THE BUBBA GRUMP SHRIMP CO. COOKBOOK : Recipes and Reflections from FORREST GUMP
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THE BUBBA GRUMP SHRIMP CO. COOKBOOK : Recipes and Reflections from FORREST GUMP

By Southern Living (Recipes); (Winston Groom, Foreword)

Birmingham, AL: Oxmoor House, 1994. Text/New & Bright w/gift inscription to title page. White boards/VG w/trace push to upper front corner tip. DJ/Fine. Cookery from The Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant & Market, an international restaurant chain born from an inspirational promotional project accompanying Paramount's 1994 successful film adaptation of Forrest Gump, 1986 novel Winston Groom, who also authors the Foreword to this volume. The film differs considerably from the novel, In the film, at any rate, character Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue speaks of getting in the shrimping business, and,, after Bubba's death in the Vietnam War, Forrest pursues the idea after Bubba's death in the Vietnam War. The first Bubba Gump restaurant opened in 1996 in Monterey, California by Rusty Pelican Restaurants. Forrest Gump, 108 pgs w/color photos in 6 parts: 1, You Can Bake It; 2, You Can Barbecue It; 3, You Can Boil It; 4, You Can Fry It; 5, You Can Saute It; and 6, Goes Real Good With.... First Edition, 6th Printing of 2004. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fine.

$22.50

IN AND OUT OF THE GARDEN
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IN AND OUT OF THE GARDEN

By Sara Midda

New York, NY: Workman Publishing Company, 1981. BRAND NEW Copy w/a green ribbon bookmark. Green linen boards/Fine. DJ/NF w/trace edge wear. An exquisite ode to the delights of gardening. Hand-letterred, illustrated in minuature watercolors from the brush of Sara Midda. Volume is a pot-pourri of garden lore enriched with poems, proverbs, and recipes for the table. at gardening proverds. A memoir along with guidance for planting. Unpaginated pages w/some 128 pgs in 4 parts: 1, What was Paradisce but a Garden; 2, The Vegetable Garden; 3, The Pleasures of an Orchard; and 4, The Garden of Herbs.. First Edition, 11th Printing. Hard Cover. NEW/Near Fine. Illus. by Sara Midda (Watercolors).

$16.50

THE JOYS OF VEGETARIAN COOKING : Over 200 Delicious Recipes

By Tarla Dalal

Bombay, India: Vakils, Fefferr & Simons, Ltd., 1983. HARDCOVER. Text/Bright, Clean, As New. Green linen boards/NF. DJ/NF w/trace edge wear. Easy vegetarian cookery from Indian leading chef, food writer and host of cooking shows Tarla Dalal (1936 - 2013), celebrated for her 1983, The Pleasure of Vegertarian Cooking. In the same spirit, emphasis is on health and "simple, quick and relatiively economical dishes for beginners".168 pgs w/color plates, w/some 200 recipes from, drinks to main menus and sauces, presented in 14 chapters. Inspiring collection.. First Edition, 5th Printing. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/Near Fine. Illus. by D.F. Poonawala (Photographer). Vintage/Vegertarian Cookery.

$48.50

THE BEST OF SAKI (H.H. Munro) : (Viking, Compass Books C88)

By Hector Hugo Munro; Graham Greene (Compiler & Introduction)

New York, NY: Viking, 1963. Text/Bright, Clean, and Near New w/faint creasing to first title page. Softcover/Good; intact but tired w/rubs to all leading edges & soiling & wear to surfaces. Collection of stories penned by Burmese-born British author Hector Hugh Munro (1870 - 1916), better known by the pen name Saki, and, H. H. Munro. Saki's witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre tales, satirizing Edwardian society, were first published in newspapers and later collected into volumes. This 179 page collection, chosen by Graham Greene, are presented in 5 parts: 1, Reginald (1904); 2, Reginald in Russia (1910); 3, The Chronicles of Clovis (1911); 4, Beasts & Super-Beasts (1914); and 5, The Toys of Peace (1923). Strong copy despite flaws. 3rd Printing of 1963. Soft Cover. Good/None as Issued. Vintage/Short Stories.

$18.50

ESSENTIAL GUITAR : From Bach to Rock

By Jack Wilkins; Peter Rubie

Avon, MA.: Adams Media Corporation, 2006. Text/NEW & Bright, with liquid (coffee ???) staining to upper text block. First Edition, First Printing. Softcover/Fine. DJ/None as Issued. Basic guide to mastering the guitar w/finger positioning diagrams. Author Jack Wilkins is a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music is also a columnist for Just Jazz Guitar Magazine. 291 pgs, in 11 chapters: 1, History of the Guitar: 2, Famous Classical & Flamenco Guitarists; 3, Famous Blue Guitarists; 4, Famous Jazz Guitarists; 5, Famous Country & Folk Guitarists; 6, Famous Rock & Pop Guitarists; 7, How to Find & Buy a Guitar; 8, How to Tune, Care for, & Maintain Your Guitar; 9, How to Get a Good Sound; 10, How to Record Yourself; and 11, How to Practice, followed by 8 systematic, step-by-step lessons and 6 appendices.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued. Illus. by Peter Abreu (Photographer); Barry Littman (Illustrations). First Edition, First Printing.

$18.50

BARBECUE WITH BEARD : Outdoor Recipes From A Great Cook)
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BARBECUE WITH BEARD : Outdoor Recipes From A Great Cook)

By James Beard

New York, NY: Golden Press/Western Publishing, 1975. Text/BRAND NEW & BRIGHT, w/inked notes to rear endpaper. Dark green boards/Fine. DJ/Good; intact, edge worn w/archival tape closed tears to spine, and loss to spine. Outdoor and INDOOR (in the kitchen) grilling recipes from James Beard. Assembly of recipes dating, from 1958 to 1965, published previously in magazines & books. Early explorations in liberating barbecues beyond "hot dogs or hamburgers". 186 pgs in 2 parts:. I, From the Outdoors; and II, From the Kitchen. An aged book new for the times, and again new & refreshing for its very age. . BOMC First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Poor. Illus. by Jack Woolhiser (Illustrator). Vintage/Barbecues.

$18.50

MORE LIMERICKS : 2750 Unpublished Examples, American & British
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MORE LIMERICKS : 2750 Unpublished Examples, American & British

By Gershon Legman (Editor)

New York, NY: Bell Publishing Company, 1980. Text/Near New & Bright. Blue linen boards w/gilt spine lettering/Fine. DJ/VG; strong w/rubs & soiling to edges, short closed tear to upper back, light surface, and faint creasing to front inner flap.. Familiar to many young & old is the limerick: "Hickory, dickory, dock/The mouse ran up the clock/And down he run/Hickory, dickory, dock." The limerick is a 5 line verse, usually humorous w/a strict rhyme scheme. An early 18th century English genre popularized by Edward Lear. 729 pgs, In this scholarly, 2750 collection, Gershon Legman shows the true limerick as a folk form, is bawdy, somewhat obscene, and being essentially transgressive, in violation of taboo, is part of its unique function. Strong copy despite flaws.. First Edition, 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$28.50

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