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Inside "Variety": The Story of the Bible of Show Business

By Peter Besas

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.


The Marble Man's Wife: Thomas Wolfe's Mother

By Hayden Norwood

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.


In Search of Our Mothers\' Gardens
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In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens

By Alice Walker

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.


Ivory Apes and Peacocks

By James Huneker

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.


Jade: Stone of Heaven

By Richard Gump

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.


The Booze Reader: A Soggy Saga of Man in His Cups

By George Bishop

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.


ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

By edited by S. I. Hayakawa

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.


Behind the Doctor

By Logan Clendening

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.


The Story of Louis Sherry and the Business He Built

By Edward Hungerford

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.


Blessed Are the Brood Mares (second edition)
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Blessed Are the Brood Mares (second edition)

By M. Phyllis Lose, VMD

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.


Better Health with Culinary Herbs

By Ben Charles Harris

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.


Of Pots and Privies: From the Chronicles of Makin Wynn

By Makin Wynn

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.


The American Sporting Scene

By John Kieran

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.


Before the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920's

By Otto Friedrich

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.


Wild Cow Tales

By Ben K. Green

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.


Monumental Brasses

By The Rev. Herbert W. Macklin

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.


My Father and Myself

By J. R. Ackerley

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.


Memoirs of the Bookie\'s Son
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Memoirs of the Bookie's Son

By Sidney Offit

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.


Back Home

By Bill Mauldin

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.


Young Men and Fire: The True Story of the Mann Gulch Fire
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Young Men and Fire: The True Story of the Mann Gulch Fire

By Norman Maclean

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.


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