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Streak O'Lean and a Streak O'Fat
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Streak O'Lean and a Streak O'Fat

By Vincent, Joseph J.

Tampa, Florida: Southern Historical Asscoiates, Publishers, 1953. Blue cloth with gilt stamping (lettering and decoration). Couple of tiny spots or stains to the fore-edge of the page block and dust jacket folds. Two dust jackets included with the book. One is illustrated with the same design found on the cloth covers and has a few small edge tears. The other has a different design on the front panel and shows some sticker shadow from three price stickers, edge wear, and some tape repair to a tear at the top edge. The jacket that matches the cover is protected in an archival sleeve. The alternative jacket will be placed underneath it. 109 pages with drawings by the illustrator. Inscribed to the previous owner and signed by the author on the front free endpaper. A collection of short pieces on various aspects of the hard struggles of the pioneers of Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas along the Gulf of Mexico Coast.. SIGNED. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Joseph J. Vincent.

$30.00

The Psaltery Book
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The Psaltery Book

By Coleman, Satis N.

New York: The Creative Music Studio, 1928. Black cloth-covered spine and paper-covered boards. Cloth chipped at the spine ends. Staining to the front cover. The binding is splitting between pages 48 and 51, but still holding. Page 49/50 is loose, but present, and the top quarter of the page is torn away diagonally. Several pages have some pencil scribbling. 80 pages with Index of Melodies. Illustrated with black and white photos and tablature. A rare instructional book on the psaltery, a musical instrument with origins in Asia and among the Ancient Hebrews many centuries ago. The zither was developed form the psaltery. Children and young adults appear to have been the audience for this book as the writing and photos would indicate.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket.

$100.00

The Miscellaneous Writings Speeches and Poems of Lord Macaulay, Volume II
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The Miscellaneous Writings Speeches and Poems of Lord Macaulay, Volume II

By Macaulay, Lord

London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1880. Half leather with marbled endpapers and top-edge gilt. Rubbing wear, edge wear, worn corners. Binding tight and square. 480 pages. Volume II only of a four-volume set. This volume contains the following sections: BIOGRAPHIES (Francis Atterbury, John Bunyan, Oliver Goldsmith, Samuel Johnson, and William Pitt), CONTRIBUTIONS TO KNIGHT"S QUARTERLY MAGAZINE, and SPEECHES.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$35.00

The Miscellaneous Writings Speeches and Poems of Lord Macaulay, Volume IV
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The Miscellaneous Writings Speeches and Poems of Lord Macaulay, Volume IV

By Macaulay, Lord Thomas Babington

London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1880. Half leather with marbled endpapers and top-edge gilt. Rubbing wear, edge wear, worn corners. Binding tight and square. 421 pages with Index. Volume IV only of a four-volume set. This volume contains the following sections: LAYS OF ANCIENT ROME (Horatius, The Battle of the Lake Regillus, Virginia, The Prophecy of Capys) and MISCELLANEOUS POEMS, INSCRIPTIONS, ETC.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

$35.00

Familiar Studies of Men and Books
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Familiar Studies of Men and Books

By Stevenson, Robert Louis

Boston: Herbert B. Turner & Co., 1904. Half-leather binding with marbled endpapers and gilt tooling and lettering on the spines. Top-edge gilt (faded). Rubbing wear to the spines and corner. Shelf wear. Volume I has a bookplate with the lower portion containing the name cut away. Volume II's bookplate has been completely removed leaving a couple of small areas of paper loss where the plate was attached. Volume I: 226 pages, illustrated with plates depicting Stevenson (frontispiece) and the authors in this volume (Victor Hugo, Robert Burns, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, and Yoshida-Torajiro). Volume II: 246 pages, illustrated with plates depicting Stevenson (frontispiece) and the authors in this volume (Francois Villon, Charles of Orleans, Samuel Pepys, and John Knox).. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

$95.00

Rusty the Sheep Dog
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Rusty the Sheep Dog

By Pilgrim, Jane

New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1955. Publishing date not indicated, but OCLC states 1955. A title in Jane Pilgrim's Blackberry Farm Books series. 5.25 x 5.75 inches. Red cloth with lettering stamped in white and a pictorial plate pasted to the front cover, surrounded by decorative white stamping. Just a trace of wear to the boards. Light blue paper dust jacket with cut-out window to reveal the pictorial plate on the front cover. Lettering and decoration printed in dark blue. The top-center portion of the jacket that borders the cut-out window is torn away and saved inside the front cover. Other than that, the jacket has mild edge wear and age toning to the spine and flap folds. Thirty-one pages, not numbered, with a color illustration on the recto of each leaf and one black and white illustration (last page).. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. Illus. by F. Stocks May.

$25.00

Mother Hen and Mary
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Mother Hen and Mary

By Pilgrim, Jane

New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1954. 1954 publishing date indicated on rear panel of the dust jacket. A title in Jane Pilgrim's Blackberry Farm Books series. 5.25 x 5.75 inches. Green cloth with lettering stamped in white and a pictorial plate pasted to the front cover, surrounded by decorative white stamping. Mild wear to the boards. Binding firm. Light green paper dust jacket with cut-out window to reveal the pictorial plate on the front cover. Lettering and decoration printed in dark green. The jacket has mild edge wear and tape repairs to the top edge of the window on the front panel. Thirty-one pages, not numbered, with a color illustration on the recto of each leaf and one black and white illustration (last page). Overall, a nice, clean copy with no marks or writing.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by F. Stocks May.

$40.00

Little Martha
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Little Martha

By Pilgrim, Jane

New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1955. Publishing date not indicated, but OCLC states 1955. A title in Jane Pilgrim's Blackberry Farm Books series. 5.25 x 5.75 inches. Red cloth with lettering stamped in white and a pictorial plate pasted to the front cover, surrounded by decorative white stamping. Just a trace of wear to the boards. Light blue paper dust jacket with cut-out window to reveal the pictorial plate on the front cover. Lettering and decoration printed in dark blue. The dust jacket has mild edge wear and age toning to the spine and flap folds. Thirty-one pages, not numbered, with a color illustration on the recto of each leaf and one black and white illustration (last page).. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by F. Stocks May.

$40.00

Ernest Owl Starts a School
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Ernest Owl Starts a School

By Pilgrim, Jane

New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1954. 1954 publishing date indicated on rear panel of the dust jacket. A title in Jane Pilgrim's Blackberry Farm Books series. 5.25 x 5.75 inches. Green cloth with lettering stamped in white and a pictorial plate pasted to the front cover, surrounded by decorative white stamping. Mild wear to the boards. Binding firm. Light green paper dust jacket with cut-out window to reveal the pictorial plate on the front cover. Lettering and decoration printed in dark green. The jacket has mild edge wear and a tape repairs to the top edge of the window on the front panel. Thirty-one pages, not numbered, with a color illustration on the recto of each leaf and one black and white illustration (last page). Overall, a nice, clean copy with no marks or writing. A title in Jane Pilgrim's Blackberry Farm Books series. 5.25 x 5.75 inches. Green cloth with lettering stamped in white and a pictorial plate pasted to the front cover, surrounded by decorative white stamping. Mild wear to the boards. Binding firm. Light green paper dust jacket with cut-out window to reveal the pictorial plate on the front cover. Lettering and decoration printed in dark green. The jacket has mild edge wear and a tape repair to the top edge of the front panel. Thirty-one pages, not numbered, with a color illustration on the recto of each leaf and one black and white illustration (last page). Overall, a nice, clean copy with no marks or writing.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by F. Stocks May.

$40.00

The Adventures of Walter
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The Adventures of Walter

By Pilgrim, Jane

New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1954. 1954 publishing date indicated on rear panel of the dust jacket. A title in Jane Pilgrim's Blackberry Farm Books series. 5.25 x 5.75 inches. Green cloth with lettering stamped in white and a pictorial plate pasted to the front cover, surrounded by decorative white stamping. Mild wear to the boards. Binding firm. Light green paper dust jacket with cut-out window to reveal the pictorial plate on the front cover. Lettering and decoration printed in dark green. The jacket has mild edge wear and a tape repairs to the top edge of the window on the front panel. Thirty-one pages, not numbered, with a color illustration on the recto of each leaf and one black and white illustration (last page). Overall, a nice, clean copy with no marks or writing. A title in Jane Pilgrim's Blackberry Farm Books series. 5.25 x 5.75 inches. Green cloth with lettering stamped in white and a pictorial plate pasted to the front cover, surrounded by decorative white stamping. Mild wear to the boards. Signatures separating at the middle of the book, exposing the mull. Still firmly attached with sound binding. Light green paper dust jacket with cut-out window to reveal the pictorial plate on the front cover. Lettering and decoration printed in dark green. The jacket has mild edge wear and a tape repair to the window. The pages are not numbered, but there are about 30 pages with a color illustration on the recto of each leaf and one black and white illustration (last page). Overall, a nice, clean copy with no marks or writing.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by F. Stocks May.

$40.00

Prince Donkey: A Christmas Story
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Prince Donkey: A Christmas Story

By William, Thomas

Anchorage, Alaska: Dow Publications, 1977. Rubbing wear to the extremities. Binding is solid. Gift inscription inside the front cover. The front free endpaper is signed by the author. Children's book about a lonely little donkey driven away from the royal stables where he served the king's horses and how he finds a young couple (Mary and Joseph) with a newborn baby (Jesus) in a manger who need him. Scarce with the author's signature.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Marty Gooder.

$20.00

Atchafalaya Autumn
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Atchafalaya Autumn

By Guirard, Greg

St. Martinville, Louisiana: Greg Guirard, 1995. Black leatherette with gilt lettering. No dust jacket. Just a faint trace of wear. Clean copy. 104 pages with numerous color plates contributing to this photographic essay of the natural beauty of the Atchafalaya Basin in South Louisiana. Signed by the author/photographer, Greg Guirard.. SIGNED. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol

By Dickens, Charles

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. Binding designed by Margaret Armstrong (MA in lower corner of the front cover design) in festive holiday gilt with green holly and red berries. Shelf wear and wear to the corners and spine ends. First signature following the font endpapers detached, but present. The front free endpaper has pulled away from the binding, with the mull showing. The rear endpaper is cracked open also, but no loose signature. Thirty-one illustrations, twelve in photogravure with tissue guards. Previous bookseller notation and the Publisher's Note page indicate this title is one of two volumes published together, the other being Cricket on the Hearth (not part of this lot). 157 pages. A 1967 Saturday Review article by Edgar Johnson, "A Christmas Carol - Biography of a Classic," is laid in at the front of the book. It was found on the last page of the story where it had browned the page. A flawed, but scarce copy in Margaret Armstrong's beautifully-designed binding.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Frederick Simpson Coburn (Margaret Armstrong cover).

$195.00

Cracking the Chinese Puzzles, Volume 3: You Can Decipher Chinese Puzzles, Too - Character No. 3310-4701 (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)
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Cracking the Chinese Puzzles, Volume 3: You Can Decipher Chinese Puzzles, Too - Character No. 3310-4701 (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)

By Ann, T. K.

Hong Kong: Stockflows Co., Ltd., 1982. Assumed First Edition, no other printings indicated. Clean copy with no writing or marks. Silk ribbon bookmark sewn into the binding. Pages [xxxiii] 1359-2090.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$50.00

Cracking the Chinese Puzzles, Volume 4: Antonyms and Some Obvious Patterns - Character No. 4702-5888 (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)
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Cracking the Chinese Puzzles, Volume 4: Antonyms and Some Obvious Patterns - Character No. 4702-5888 (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)

By Ann, T. K.

Hong Kong: Stockflows Co., Ltd., 1982. Assumed First Edition, no other printings indicated. Clean copy with no writing or marks. The dust jacket's front flap is adhered to the front endpaper. Silk ribbon bookmark sewn into the binding. Pages [xxiii] 2091-2792.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$50.00

Cracking the Chinese Puzzles, Volume 1: Primer and Singletons,  Character No. 0001-1898 (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)
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Cracking the Chinese Puzzles, Volume 1: Primer and Singletons, Character No. 0001-1898 (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)

By Ann, T. K.

Hong Kong: Stockflows Co., Ltd., 1982. Assumed First Edition, no other printings indicated. The dust jacket flaps are adhered to the endpapers. Clean copy with no writing or marks. Silk ribbon bookmark sewn into the binding. Pages [xxxviii] 1-674.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$50.00

Cracking the Chinese Puzzles, Volume 5: Appendices (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)
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Cracking the Chinese Puzzles, Volume 5: Appendices (English and Mandarin Chinese Edition)

By Ann, T. K.

Hong Kong: Stockflows Co., Ltd., 1982. Assumed First Edition, no other printings indicated. The dust jacket flaps are adhered to the endpapers. Clean copy with no writing or marks. Silk ribbon bookmark sewn into the binding. Pages [xxxv] 1-452.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$50.00

Chogyam Trungpa: His Life and Vision
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Chogyam Trungpa: His Life and Vision

By Midal, Fabrice

Boston and London: Shambhala, 2004. 550 pages with Index. Illustrated with black and white photos. From the book's dust jacket: "Master of meditation, artist, poet, social visionary - Chogyam Trungpa was all these and more. Fabrice Midal, by steering his way between conventional Western biography and traditional Tibetan hagiography, has succeeded in painting a detailed portrait of this unconventional Tibetan lama, who is regarded as one of the most influential forces in spreading Buddhism in the West." "From his first years of teaching in Britain and the United States, Trungpa began making friends with his students in a completely free style, with few Buddhist references, adapting his teaching to the language and understanding of young Westerners. Yet his radical emphasis was on the traditional source of Buddhism: the root practice of sitting meditation." "His work was unique in its emphasis on a secular rather than religious approach to spirituality. Among the practices that he encouraged his students to undertake were calligraphy, flower arranging, Japanese archery, tea ceremony, dance, theater, health care, psychotherapy, poetry, elocution, and translation. His establishment of centers, communities, and innovative educational institutions was also part of the flowering of a new culture of Buddhism in the West. He founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado; Shambhala Training; and Vajradhatu, an international association of meditation centers (now called Shambhala International)." "This biography presents a wealth of anecdotes from Trungpa's life, excerpts from unpublished talks, reminiscences by those closest to him, and facts from the archive that preserves his legacy - all making the book a treasure chest of insights not found in any other book published so far.". First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$12.50

The Cauldron and the Grail: Ritual Astronomy and the Stones of the Ancients (The Grail Trilogy, Volume 1)

By Harrison, Hank

Los Altos, California: The Archives Press, 1992. 289 pages with Appendices, Subject Bibliography, and Index. Illustrated (maps, drawings, black and white photographs). The author traces the development of the sacred chalice through Celtic and Greek mythology, Anthropology, Astronomy, and Archaeology.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$50.00

Integrated Ascension: Revelation for the Next Millennium
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Integrated Ascension: Revelation for the Next Millennium

By Stone, Dr. Joshua David & Rev. Janna Shelley Parker

Self Published, 1997. Comb binding with clear plastic front cover showing some wear. Rear plastic black cover has a crease and some corner wear. This appears to be a copy of the first printing or manuscript in 1997, per copyright date and no other printings indicated. 402 pages with ads for other books by Dr. Stone and information about the Melchizedek Synthesis Light Academy.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$45.00

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