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My Bird Parishioners. St. Paul's Parish, Paris Hill N.Y.
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My Bird Parishioners. St. Paul's Parish, Paris Hill N.Y.

By Wicks, J. B. (John Bartlett)

L.C. Childs & Sons. Very Good. 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author . Signed by author. Black cloth with floral end papers. 122, [2] pages. Index. Frontispiece. Inscription and date of 1896, by the author with second Christmas gift inscription dated 1926. Front hinge starting to separate. Spotting on front and back cover. An intimate account of a lifelong friendship with the bird 'Parishioners' of St. Paul's Parish by the Pastor of the church. Contents: The coming of the birds; The Paris Berkshire; Swamp Life; Woodpeckers; Hawks; Bobolink; The Swallo; Wood Notes; Robins and Blackbirds; Orioles; The Humming Bird; The Owl; The Crow; The English Sparrow; The Partridge; The Wren and Purple Crowned Sparrow; The Kildeer, Piper, Woodcock and Snipe; The Wild Pigeon and Cuckoo; The Flycatcher; Migration and Song. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall .

$30.00

The Three Gifts of Life : A Girl's Responsibility for Race Progress
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The Three Gifts of Life : A Girl's Responsibility for Race Progress

By Smith, Nellie M.

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co. Very Good. 1924. Hardcover. First published in 1913. Introduction by Thomas Denison Wood. Nellie Smith was a lecturer for the Society of Sanitary and Moral Prophylaxis, New York. The society was established to help educate the medical profession and general populace of the venereal disease epidemic with increase in child mortality and blindness. This book addresses sex education through an elegant reference to "The Gift" or the "law of life." "... the (greatest) gift has been given to human beings alone. This gift is Choice. Human beings need not be dependent like plants, nor are they obliged to obey an instinct blindly, as animals do, but they are left free to choose." The text then goes on to teach the value of refraining from alcohol, the effects of syphilis on a child and and so forth. Contents: Plant Life; Animal Life; Human Life; The Gift of Choice. ; 8vo .

$15.00

Tracy Treasures
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Tracy Treasures

By (John Tracy Clinic Long Beach League)

Long Beach CA. Very Good. 1963. Softcover. Original pictorial stiff card with plastic comb binding. Fund raiser cookbook for the John Tracy Clinic, established in 1943 by Louise Treadwell Tracy, wife of Spencer Tracy. This particular copy has a tender inscription: "Dan & Doug recieved a home course study from John Tracy Clinic, while waiting a cclass for the deaf in Denver, CO. 1953-1956. Compliments of... 1963, {donation of Doug & Dan 5 hearing aids." ) 158 pages. Index. Local Southern California advertisments throughout. Recipes were donated from around the country and include political and celebrity names such as Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson; Mrs. Ronald Regan; Patricia Nixon, Carol Burnett, and Mrs. Spiro T. Agnew. There are also 3 pages of hand written recipes. ; 8vo .

$15.00

Our Mountain Hermitage : Silverado and Robert Louis Stevenson
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Our Mountain Hermitage : Silverado and Robert Louis Stevenson

By Issler, Anne Roller

Standford, CA: Standford University Press. Good in Good dust jacket. 1950. Hardcover. 8vo ; xiii, 138 pages. Index. Illustrated. This book is the third in the series of Stanford books treating Stevenson's stay in California. It blends first hand interviews with material from historical research. "(adding) bit by bit, fragment by fragments, anecdote by anecdote..." Slight musty smell. The dust jacket is heavily wrinkled; ex-libray pocket and stamp. Anne Roller Issler (1892-1975) was considered an expert on Robert Louis Stevenson's California period. She wrote Happier for His Presence about the five months Robert Louis Stevenson spent in San Francisco between Christmas 1879 and May 1880. She served as curator at the Cuyamaca State Park Museum, the Vallejo Home in Sonoma, the Old Courthouse in Shasta, and the Robert Louis Stevenson House in Monterey. .

$16.00

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan
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Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

By Stephens, John Lloyd

Smithsonian Books. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. 1560982101 . Originally published in the mid 1800's, this is a new edition by Karl Ackerman with historical and modern photographs. 270 pages. Illustrations by Frederick Catherwood. This new edition brings the best of both Stephen's narrative and Catherwood's drawings into a single volume with an added selection of photographs, many never before published, that expand a reader's view of the Maya ruins, the cities and the scenes along the journey, and the native peoples whose cultures endure today. Minor scuff to the cover and board edges. ; Abridged; 10.0 X 7.0 X 2.8 inches; 286 pages .

$20.00

American House Styles : A concise guide
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American House Styles : A concise guide

By Baker, John Milnes

New York, London: W. W. Norton & Company. Good in Good dust jacket. 1994. Hardcover. 190 pages. Illustrated. Index. Moisture damage to end pages and ffep, otherwise a clean straight copy. John Milnes Baker, AIA, is an architect specializing in residential design. A member of the Society of Architectural Historians and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, he is the author of How to Build a House with an Architect and his work has appeared in numerous architectural journals. ; Quantitative Applications In The .

$15.00

A Subtreasure of American Humor
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A Subtreasure of American Humor

By White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks); Katharine S. White

New York: Coward-MacCann. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1941. Hardcover. Very Good or better with tone along the hinge else a clean tight copy with sharp corners. The dust jacket is worn. xxxiii, 814 pages. ; 8vo .

$40.00

Nothing left to commemorate : the story of the pioneer Jews of Jackson,  Amador County, California
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Nothing left to commemorate : the story of the pioneer Jews of Jackson, Amador County, California

By Sharfman, I. Harold

Glendale, California: Arthur H. Clark Co.. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by the author. Inscribed by the author on the ffep. No date. 181 pages. Illustrated. Contents: Nothing left to commemorate; Men to match my mountains; Pioneers, O Pioneers! ; Fire, flood, and faith; Jackson's historic hillock; Appendix; Notes; Index. Yellow cloth over board light wear on ends else clean straight copy. Dust jacket chipped along the edges; now in clear removable protective cover. ; 8vo .

$25.00

The Book of Beasts : Being a Translation from a Latin Beastiary of the  Twelfth Century Being a Translation from a Latin Bestiary of the Twelfth  Century
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The Book of Beasts : Being a Translation from a Latin Beastiary of the Twelfth Century Being a Translation from a Latin Bestiary of the Twelfth Century

By White, Terence Hanbury

Dover Publications. Very Good. 2010. Softcover. 0486246094 . First edition thus. This is an unabridged republication of the first edition published by G. P. Putnam, 1954. From the back: The translator is T. H. White, author of The Once and Future King and outstanding medievalist. Of The Book of Beasts, White writes: "No Latin prose bestiary has ever before been printed, even in Latin. This is the first and only English translation in print." ... The bestiary was a bestseller in the Middle Ages, a kind of natural history cum-zoological survey that presumed to describe the animals of the world and to point out the human traits they exemplified. ... Much of the charm of this edition lies in the copious footnotes compiled by T. H. White. With immense erudition, wit, grace, and a singular lack of condescension, the author illuminates literary, scientific, historical, linguistic, and other aspects of the bestiarist's catalog. ... Both amusing and amazing, ; 8.0 X 5.6 X 0.7 inches; 320 pages .

$15.00

This Awful Age (Signed by both authors)
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This Awful Age (Signed by both authors)

By Ryerson, Florence; Colin Clemets

Casper, Wyoming: D. Appleton & Co. Fine. 1930. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author . Signed by author. Exceptional copy. Bright blue cloth with bright gilt title on the cover and spine. Signed "Florence Ryerson and" (first signature) "Colin Clements" (second signature) on the ffep. No inscription. Minimal wear on the corner tips; light shadow tone inside the cover and along the edges. Ryerson and Clements wrote two of the earliest novels featuring teenage girlhood, This Awful Age and Mild Oats. Both adapted to first plays and then film. Ryerson is perhaps best known for co-scripting "The Wizard of Oz" . An exceptionally nice copy. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall .

$160.00

Tea with Friends
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Tea with Friends

By Knight, Elizabeth

Storey Publishing, LLC. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1998. Hardcover. 1580170501 . Gift quality book with small nick on the December title page. This is a delightful book in which you will find 13 unique and colorful party plans drawn from traditional and lesser known celebrations of cultures around the world. The introduction offers helpful tea guides, table settings and additional information and lore. The tea partys are organized by the months of the year; the 13th is a Winter Soltice Tea. Each contains offers back ground information, suggested menus and things to make and do to enrich the festivity. Throughout the book are Carolyn Bucha's beautiful watercolors offering inspiration and enjoyment. Example: September "Literary Tea" suggests a pre-read of Truman Capote's The Grass Harp. the simple centerpiece reminds us of the 18th century bookish society ladies (such a fun idea!) There is even a suggestion for music, discussion and of course a lovely but simple menu of teas, savories, sandwiches and sweets. Each party offers at least one recipe. ; 7.9 X 7.5 X 0.5 inches; 64 pages .

$15.00

Sensational Salads
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Sensational Salads

By Evans, Michele

NAL Books. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. 0453006582 . About Fine, gift quality book. Minute edge soil. A collection of over 140 recipes for innovative main course salads and some unusual accompaniments. There are also more than 70 recipes for special salad dressings. Sections: Bean, Lentil, and Grain Salads; Cheese and Egg Salads; Fruit Salads; Mixed Green Salads; Pasta Salads; Potato and Rice Salads; Poultry Salads; Ham and Sausage Salads; Lamb and Pork Salads; Seafood Salads; Seasonal Menus for Entertaining with Main Course Salads; Index. Random examples: Molded curried couscous and shrimp salad; Honeydew melon with fruit and cheese and raspberry mayonnaise; Farfalle, fresh tomato and mixed herb salad; Curried wild pecan rice with chicken and pecans salad; Gazpacho Salad; Grilled lamb and green bean salad. Menu: Box Lunches in the Park for Four- Ziti and green vegetable primavera salad (page 79), Gorgonzola and sliced chicken sandwiches on pumpernickel, Bloody Marys, Chocolate Brownies. ; 7.6 X 7.1 X 0.9 inches; 216 pages; Norco .

$16.00

Practical Home and School Methods of study and instruction in the  fundamental elements of education with outlines and page references based  on the New Teachers' and Pupils' Cyclopaedia. Vol. 1 & 2
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Practical Home and School Methods of study and instruction in the fundamental elements of education with outlines and page references based on the New Teachers' and Pupils' Cyclopaedia. Vol. 1 & 2

By Holst, Bernhart P.

Galahad Books. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1920. First Printing. Hardcover. 0688075908 . Complete in two volumes. Volume 1 366 pages. Vol. ll 761 pages. Replete with in text line drawings, graphs, full page plates and some multi colored maps. Three quarter leather over black cloth; marbled end pages. Light wear on the ends and wear along edges. A wonderful example of an era when education included penmanship (is my drum beating?) As well as the idea that man needs education of the physical, the intellectual, and moral areas of life. (yes, I do believe it is). ; Norco .

$48.00

The Frugal Gourmet on Our Immigrant Ancestors ;  Recipes You Should Have  Gotten from Your Grandmother  Recipes You Should Have Gotten from Your  Grandmother
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The Frugal Gourmet on Our Immigrant Ancestors ; Recipes You Should Have Gotten from Your Grandmother Recipes You Should Have Gotten from Your Grandmother

By Smith, Jeff

William Morrow & Co. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1990. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0688075908 . First Edition/First Printing. Some dust soil and spotting on all edges. Light yellowing of dust jacket edges. Now in a removable protective clear cover. Featuring the cuisine of thirty-five different ethnic groups, this collection of more than four hundred recipes encompasses dishes ranging from appetizers to desserts. Examples at random: German Pickled Beef Roast; Paprika Gravy; Knishes; Latvian herring Salad; Rommegrot; Ciorba of Veal; Paella Valencia; Thai Chicken in Red Curry and Coconut. Jeff Smith (1939-2004) was the author of several best-selling cookbooks and the host of The Frugal Gourmet, a popular American cooking show which began in Tacoma, Washington, in 1973 and later moved to WTTW-TV in Chicago, where it aired nationally on PBS from 1983 to 1997. ; 9.40 X 6.50 X 1.70 inches; 539 pp pages .

$16.00

The Clarion
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The Clarion

By Adams, Samuel Hopkins

Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin / Riverside Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1914. First Edition. Hardcover. 417, [2] pages. Frontispiece w/original tissue; illustrated. Straight red boards with gilt title lettering to cover and spine. About near fine; gift inscription and Christmas sticker on the ffep and the back cover has a discolored area. Adams was an American author who became a crusader for improved governmental oversight of public issues like patent medicines. He is credited with influencing the passage of the first Pure Food and Drugs Act. "The Clarion" is set within a newspaper intent on printing the truth of a suppressed disease epidemic and failing treatment, with a good dose of romance. "(Adams) tapped his muckraking experiences for his 1914 novel, Clarion, which gave a version of his fight against patent medicine evils. ... Clarion caused great controversy by portraying newspapers as prostituting themselves for business. Many publications were so offended that they refused to advertise the book and many stores wouldn’t sell it." A fictional work revealing much of real history. ; 8vo .

$24.00

Discovering the California Coast.  With a Selection of California  Lighthouse Drawings
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Discovering the California Coast. With a Selection of California Lighthouse Drawings

By Sunset Books Editors

Menlo Park, CA: Lane Publishing. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing. Illustrated. Shelf wear to boards and jacket. FINE- Two color lighthouse lithographs in the original envelop: Pigeon Point; Lost Angeles; St. George Reef; Old Point Loma. ; Thin 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$32.00

Julia Child & More Company
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Julia Child & More Company

By Child, Julia

Alfred A. Knopf. Very Good. 1979. First Edition. Softcover. 039450710X . Stiff card pictorial cover. Illustrated throughout. Edge soil, creased corner otherwise clean throughout. This is the sequel to Julia Child & Co. It is a menu cook book which considers all of the components of cooking for company.; 11.0 X 8.6 X 0.8 inches; 248 pages .

$15.00

The New Cuisine of Hawaii : recipes from the twelve celebrated chefs of  Hawaii regional
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The New Cuisine of Hawaii : recipes from the twelve celebrated chefs of Hawaii regional

By Henderson, Janice Wald

New York: Villard Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. xxi, 146 pages. Color illustrations. Light shelf wear and toning. Showcasing 12 regional chefs that combine California and European influences with the Pacific Rim. Each chef contributes his or her regional easy-to-prepare, with readily available substitutions, recipe complete with wine suggestions. Selections include: Smoked salmon bundles filled with spicy Molokai Prawn salad; duck salad with warm goat cheese and chive crepes; papaya bisque, mango muffins, coconut cream brulee. ; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall .

$15.00

The War Prayer
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The War Prayer

By Twain, Mark; John Groth (Illustrator)

New York: St. Crispin Press in association with Harper Row. Good in Good dust jacket. 1968. Reprint. Hardcover. (1923) [88] pages. Illustrations. Drawings by John Groth. Edges shelf worn. Cover soiled, chipped and price clipped. Gift inscription. Now in removable clear cover. Written by Mark Twain during the Philippine-American War in the first decade of the twentieth century, The War Prayer tells of a patriotic church service held to send the town's young men off to war. During the service, a stranger enters and addresses the gathering. He tells the patriotic crowd that their prayers for victory are double-edged-by praying for victory they are also praying for the destruction of the enemy... for the destruction of human life.; Thin Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

$18.00

The French-Kosher Cookbook
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The French-Kosher Cookbook

By Grossman, Ruth; Bob Grossman

New York: Galahad Books. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. A wonderful collection of recipes (and humor) authenticated as Kosher by Rabbi Norman Siegel. Recipes such as Quel Dommage Potage de Petits Pois - Quel Dommage: when you write a check to the shul for a big donation and it bounces; Shmoozing Sauce Brun- Shmoozing: the principle factor in the spectacular growth of AT&T. Sixty recipes; the third volume of a 3 volume series. Near Fine with light bump to ends, light soil on back panel and a single smudge on the dust jackets cover. ; 8vo .

$17.60

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