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Love Story Writer

By: Bacon, Daisy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Hermitage House: (c.1954)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16412

ISBN: NO

Condition: 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).... View more info

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Writing a Novel

By: Braine, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan: 1974

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 22445

ISBN: 0-698-10584-2

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


[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'Har... View more info

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Dear Diary: Some Studies in Self-Interest

By: Dobbs, Brian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Elm Tree Bks/Hamish Hamilton: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8228

ISBN: 0-241-89030-6

Condition: 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 an... View more info

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Booking in the Heartland

By: Matthews, Jack

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Baltimore/London, The Johns Hopkins University Press: (c.1986)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20787

ISBN: 0-8018-3332-9

Condition: Fine in Very Good dj


[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. View more info

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Two Hundred Books by Keith Smith: Book Number 200: An Anecdotal Bibliography

By: Smith, Keith A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Rochester NY, keith smith BOOKS: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18128

ISBN: 0-9637682-7-1

Condition: 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... View more info

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The Politics of an Emerging Profession: The American Library Association, 1876-1917

By: Wiegand, Wayne A.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York/Westport CT/London, Greenwood Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22449

ISBN: 0-313-25022-7

Condition: 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 l... View more info

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The Loud Literary Lamas of New York

By: Woodford, Jack

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Press: (c.1950)

Edition: Unstated ed

Seller ID: 6033

ISBN: NO

Condition: 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. View more info