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Secrets of the World's Best-Selling Writer: The Storytelling Techniques of Erle Stanley Gardner

by Francis L., Fugate, Roberta B Fugate

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Published
1980
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First edition
ISBN
9780688037017
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$45.00

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New York: William Morrow & Co, 1980. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/near fine. 286 pages, index, b/w photos, charts, outlines. Front endpaper and half-title page too tight at gutter.Light fade at top edge of spine of book. Unclipped dust jacket has small crease on rear panel. First printing
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Writing Novels That Sell

by Jack M Bickham

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Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
ISBN
9780671688813
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$20.00

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Fine in fine unclipped dust jacket.
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Why You Say It

by Garrison, Webb B.

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Published
1955
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Very Good
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$20.00

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New York: Abingdon Press, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. Handcrafted brown mission leather binding by Brown & Bigelow as stated on title page 448 pages, index. Light rubbing on bottom edges & corners.
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The Book of Literary Lists: A Collection of Annotated Lists, Statistics, and Anecdotes Concerning Books

by Parsons, Nicholas

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Old Algonquin Books
Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
ISBN
9780816018109
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$7.50

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New York: Facts On File, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/very good +. 287 pages, index, Quotations, anecdotes, facts and gossip on authors, publishers, readers, reviewers, and books. Dust jacket is price-clipped and has light wear at top of spine.
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Says Who? A Guide to the Quotations of the Century

by Jonathon Green

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Published
1988
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
ISBN
9780582893368
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$10.00

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Harlow: Longman, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. Entertaining collection of who said what in the 20th century arranged by the speaker or writer.. 857 pages, index by subject. Book is fine, Dust jacket has two tiny chips at top corners.
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Dictionary of Contrasting Pairs

by Room, Adrian

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Old Algonquin Books
Published
1988
Condition
Near fine
Edition
First edition
ISBN
9780415002172
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$7.50

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London: Routledge, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. The different shades of meaning between contrasting words, black/white, old/new, hero/villian, etc. An interesting area of linguistic usage. Book is fine in black boards with a small crease on bottom rear edge. Dust jacket does not have a price but is not clipped. … Read more
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Writing Screenplays That Sell

by Hauge, Michael

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Old Algonquin Books
Published
1989
Condition
Fine
Edition
First UK edition
ISBN
9780241126813
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$7.00

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London: Elm Tree Books,, 1989. First UK edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Complete guide" on the art, craft and business of writing for movies and TV. 316 pages. Page edges slightly tanned, otherwise book and yellow dust jacket are fine, clean and unmarked.
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Poetry Handbook: A Dictionary of Terms

by Deutsch, Babette

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Published
1974
Condition
Fine
Edition
Fourth edition
ISBN
9780308100886
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$9.00

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New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1974. Fourth edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good. Fine book in black cloth boards. Black pictorial dust jacket is price clipped and has creases on flap, and a 1/2 inch tear on back panel. Clean unmarked copy. Fourth edition, originally published in 1957.
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The Thirty-Six Dramatic Situations

by Polti, Georges

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Published
1948
Condition
Very Good +
Edition
Reprint
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$7.00

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Boston: The Writer, 1948. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good +. Book was originally published in 1916, and is still a helpful reference for creative writers. Blue boards have small corner bump. Book is clean and unmarked. No jacket.
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Gold in Your Attic

by Bradley, Van Allen

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Published
1958
Condition
Very Good
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$5.50

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New York: Fleet Publishing, 1958. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Good basic reference for book hunters includes dictionary of terms, how to recognize the best books, and a sample price guide for that time. Crease on spine of book and a small corner bump. Dust jacket is price-clipped and has wear at edges and folds.
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Writers on Writing, Second Edition

by Winokur, John

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Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
Second edition
ISBN
9780894715228
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$8.00

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Philadelphia: Running Press, 1987. Second edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First printing of second edition. Hundreds of quotes from authors about the creative process of writing.
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A Guide to Writing History

by Marston, Doris Ricker

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Published
1976
Condition
Fine
ISBN
9780911654349
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$7.00

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Cincinnati: Writer's Digest, 1976. Hardcover. Fine/Very good +. Index, bibliography, map endpapers. Fine book in very good dust jacket with light edgewear. Clean and straight. Jacket protected in mylar cover.
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Modern Fiction Techniques

by Rockwell, F. A.

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Published
1962
Condition
Very Good
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Boston: The Writer, 1962. Hardcover. Very Good/Very good. Necessary and helpful tips for writers. 291 pages. Bit of wear on board edges. Dust jacket has light edgewear and few 1/2" tears.
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Technique in Fiction/Second Edition: Revised and Updated for a New Generation

by Macauley, Robie & Lanning, George

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Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
Second edition
ISBN
9780312006921
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$6.00

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New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987. Second edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good +. First printing of second edition. Strangely the copyright page also says first edition. Fine book in dust jacket with 1" tear and slight corner edgewear.
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Alive and Writing: Interviews With American Authors of the 1980s

by McCaffery, Larry and Sinda Gregory

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Published
1987
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
ISBN
9780252013850
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$8.00

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Urbana: University Of Illinois Press, 1987. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Interviews with 13 authors: Ann Beattie, Raymond Carver, Thomas McGuane, Ursula Le Guin, etc. Review copy with review slip laid in.
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1985. Soft Cover. Fine. Booklet of pages 137-177 with portrait of Charles Scribner (1821-1871) and other photos. Bound in stapled tan wrapes. In 1967 the Scribners publishing company deeded its archives to Princeton University.
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$15.00
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Graphology

by Le Guen, Monique

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Published
1976
Condition
Fine
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$7.50

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Spain: Ariane, 1976. Hardcover. Fine/Near fine. Translated from the spanish by David Macrae. Handwriting analysis including famous historical figures, basic principles, variations in nationalities, etc. Photos. Price-clipped with all four corners of dust jacket flaps clipped.
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A Manual of Graphology

by Singer, Eric

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Published
(1974)
Condition
Fine
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
9780517616727
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NY: Crescent, (1974) . Reprint. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 245 pages, over 800 illustrations.
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Handwriting Analysis: The Science of Determining Personality by Graphoanalysis

by Bunker, M. N.

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Published
1979
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780911012682
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$6.00

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Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1979. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. New Edition" 256 pages. Black board edges rubbed at bottom. Pages clean and unmarked but browning from age. Dust jacket has edgewear, few tears and small chips.
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Speechreading (Lipreading)

by Jeffers, Janet & Margaret Barley

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Published
1978
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780398021856
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$8.00

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Springfield: Chas C. Thomas, 1978. Hardcover. Near Fine/VG+. Sixth printing. The history, principles, methodology, tests, etc. of lipreading. 392 pages. Dust jacket has a 1/2 inch tear and light crease on back panel.
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