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Love Story Writer, Bacon, Daisy
1 Bacon, Daisy Love Story Writer
New York Hermitage House (c.1954) NO First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good dj 
[nice clean copy with minimal shelfwear; jacket a bit ragged, missing a couple of shallow pieces at top of front panel, small chips at top corners of rear panel, various other minor tears, fading to spine] "How to write and market the romantic story," by the longtime editor of Love Story Magazine (who also edited numerous other popular fiction publications during her 22-year career with Street & Smith, including Detective Story Magazine and Doc Savage Magazine). She was also quite an animal-lover, it seems: in the middle of Chapter 3, "How Can I Find Out What the Editor Wants?", she suddenly goes off on a tangent about her love for various members of the animal kingdom (especially cats), making statements such as "I believe there is still room for us as a nation to improve not only upon our treatment of cats but of other animals as well." 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Writing a Novel, Braine, John
2 Braine, John Writing a Novel
New York Coward, McCann & Geoghegan 1974 0-698-10584-2 / 9780698105843 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Mike McIver 
[minor shelfwear, very light dust-soiling to top edge of text block; jacket lightly edgeworn, shows a bit of scuffing to front panel]. "A directly useful handbook from the bestselling author of Room at the Top," which employs "passages from key contemporary writers [and] assesses the essentials of style and skill that all good writers share and every novice writer can learn." Among the writers excerpted are F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham Greene, John O'Hara, and Anthony Powell. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Dear Diary: Some Studies in Self-Interest, Dobbs, Brian
3 Dobbs, Brian Dear Diary: Some Studies in Self-Interest
London Elm Tree Bks/Hamish Hamilton 1974 0-241-89030-6 / 9780241890301 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
[light browning/soiling to page edges; jacket very mildly wrinkling at top of edge of front panel]. "In this intriguing survey of published diaries, [the author] describes the backgrounds and careers of over fifty men and women who in their journals wrote both for and about themselves, without attempting to present themselves in a favourable light for posterity." Among his subjects are Samuel Pepys, James Boswell, Arnold Bennett, Virginia Woolf, Mary Shelley and Queen Victoria. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Booking in the Heartland, Matthews, Jack
4 Matthews, Jack Booking in the Heartland
Baltimore/London The Johns Hopkins University Press (c.1986) 0-8018-3332-9 / 9780801833328 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dj Illustrated by (dj design) Martha Farlow 
[book itself is flawless; jacket faded at spine, with some irregular extension of the fading a bit onto both the front and rear panels]. Essays by an author and "confessed bibliomaniac," chronicling his journeys across America "to auctions, antique shops, and flea markets," in search of books and Americana. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Two Hundred Books by Keith Smith: Book Number 200: An Anecdotal Bibliography, Smith, Keith A.
5 Smith, Keith A. Two Hundred Books by Keith Smith: Book Number 200: An Anecdotal Bibliography
Rochester NY keith smith BOOKS 2000 0-9637682-7-1 / 9780963768278 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dj 
[nice copy, very slight scrunching (hardly worthy of the term) at a couple of page corners, spine a teensy bit turned; jacket shows just a trace of surface wear]. (B&W photographs) A self-chronicle of his own work by Smith, who has been making books since 1967, ranging "from artists books to poetry and textbooks to dictionaries." This is "an annotated bibliography of all the books Keith Smith made from Book I, while a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, to Book 200, which you are now holding in your hand. Smith writes about how he makes images, why he makes books and places his process in the context of his personal experiences. The 200 books are represented here by over 500 photo illustrations." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Politics of an Emerging Profession: The American Library Association, 1876-1917, Wiegand, Wayne A.
6 Wiegand, Wayne A. The Politics of an Emerging Profession: The American Library Association, 1876-1917
New York/Westport CT/London Greenwood Press 1986 0-313-25022-7 / 9780313250224 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
(no dust jacket, as issued) [nice as-new copy, with no discernible wear]. (Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science, No. 56) Series History of the founding and early years of the ALA. Includes (as you might expect) an extensive bibliography and a full index. Appendices I and II break down the constant characteristics and the changing characteristics, respectively, of the Association's board members during the years covered by the text; Appendix III is a list of "ALA Conference Locations, Presidents, and Attendance" during the same period. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Loud Literary Lamas of New York, Woodford, Jack
7 Woodford, Jack The Loud Literary Lamas of New York
New York Vantage Press (c.1950) NO Unstated ed Hardcover Good in Fair dj 
[exterior dampstain along bottom edge (pages not affected), moderate overall wear; jacket well-wron at corners and edges, paper loss at both ends of spine, one-inch triangular chunk missing at top left front panel, a few tears, etc.]. Ever the iconoclast, the cantankerous and prolific hack novelist tells it like it is (was) with regard to the publishing Establishment. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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