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Soul Mates: Honoring the Mysteries of Love and Relationship

By: Moore, Thomas

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York, HarperPerennial: 1994

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 9021

ISBN: 0-06-092575-2

Condition: Fine


[as-new copy, tight and clean, no significant wear]. Trade PB A great book. Saved my life. View more info

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Medieval Eloquence: Studies in the Theory and Practice of Medieval Rhetoric

By: Murphy, James J., ed.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Berkeley/Los Angeles, University of California Press: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17852

ISBN: 0-520-03345-0

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight clean book, with no discernible shelfwear, tiny smudge on front cover; jacket a little browned at the edges, minor wear along top edge]. "Here for the first time within one cover [sic] is a survey of major medieval theories of communication, together with their applications to medieval literary works in Old English, Italian, German, Old French, Latin, and Middle English. The rhetorical tradition that had begun in ancient Greece was transmitted to the middle ages largely through the influence of the Roman theoretician Cicero. But medieval theorists put their own special stamp... View more info

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Reminiscentiae of the Senior Class 1962 [Norwalk High School yearbook]

By: Norwalk [Connecticut] High School

Price: $35.00

Publisher: South Norwalk CT, T. O'Toole & Sons: 1962

Seller ID: 22074

Condition: Very Good+


(padded hard covers; no dust jacket, as issued) [light external soiling, minor annotations within (no autographs or inscriptions)]. (B&W photographs) Typical high school yearbook of the period, with individual portrait photos of faculty, staff, and senior class members -- in fact, it very much is the SENIOR class yearbook, with the lower classfolk not even rating a mention (although many of them are presumably pictured in some of the many, many group photos of clubs, sports teams, etc.) There is no personalization in this particular copy (not even an ownership signature), although whoever ow... View more info

Early Motor Cars 1904-1915 [First Series]

By: Oliver, George A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Brattleboro VT, The Stephen Greene Press: 1960

Edition: Limited/Numbered Edition

Seller ID: 13149

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[beautifully-produced book, in beautiful condition, with just the slightest bumping to the bottom front corner; the jacket shows very minor wear to the dust jacket here and there (at edges and a couple of corners), slight yellowing and some faint soiling, but NO tears or chips or any kind]. (12 color plates) Oversize oblong hardcover book (approximately 14" x 19"), with 12 full-page color illustrations, by "a leading Scottish artist and old car buff," of "twelve veteran cars which made automobile history throughout the world." This is the "first American edition,&#... View more info

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What's Called Love: A Real Romance [*SIGNED*]

By: Paul, Jim

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Villard Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 3160

ISBN: 0-679-40971-8

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[beautiful, unread copy, with just a tiny bit of rubbing to jacket]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the half-title page. Signed by Author View more info

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Geisha of Pontocho

By: Perkins, P.D.; photographs by Francis Haar

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Tokyo News Service, Ltd.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18180

Condition: Near Fine in Good+ dj


[light wear to bottom edge, minor foxing/faint staining to ffep, vintage bookseller's label on rear pastedown (Perkins Oriental Books, South Pasadena, California); jacket stained and worn, internal tape-repair to small chip at top left-hand corner of front panel]. (B&W photographs, color fold-out map) A photographic essay about one of the oldest and most famous Geisha districts in Kyoto, presenting "a little known side of Japanese life as it was, and still exists today" -- "today," of course, being 1954, although the area reportedly still maintains much the same character near... View more info

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The Price of Liberty

By: Reitman, Alan, ed.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, W.W. Norton & Company: (c.1968)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21059

ISBN: NO

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[nice clean book, very light wear to bottom edge; jacket lightly soiled and just a bit age-toned at spine, a couple of tiny nicks in bottom edge of front panel]. Perspectives on civil liberties by members of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Contents: "The Challenge of Privacy" by Harriet F. Pilpel; "Legacies of the Cold War" by Walter Millis; "Religion, the State, the Individual" by Robert Bierstedt; "Freedom on the Campus" by Louis M. Hacker; "The Stranglehold of Censorship" by Elmer Rice; "Police Power and Citizens' Rights" by Edwar... View more info

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A Lateral View: Essays on Contemporary Japan

By: Richie, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tokyo, The Japan Times, Ltd.: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7056

ISBN: 4-7890-0365-5

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


(printed wraps in dust jacket) [slight browning at page edges; mild surface wear to jacket]. Trade PB True first edition of this collection of insightful essays, on subjects ranging from "The 'Real' Disneyland" to "The Japanese Kiss," and touching on the country's cinema, theatre, language, fashion, TV -- just about everything, it seems. View more info

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City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World

By: Rybczynski, Witold

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Harpercollins: 1995

Edition: 1st printing

Seller ID: 1142

ISBN: 0-684-81302-5

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine [bottom corners slightly bumped]. Trade PB View more info

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Taming the Tiger: The Struggle to Control Technology

By: Rybczynski, Witold

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8211

ISBN: 0-670-69359-6

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice clean copy, minor bumping at top of spine; jacket shows mild surface wear, a little wear along top edge, a couple of tiny tears and a bit of dog-earing at top of spine]. View more info

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An Historical Grammar of Japanese

By: Sansom, G.B.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press, At the Clarendon Press: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13091

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket) [former property (marked with attractive bookplate proclaiming such) of Army Language School, Presidio of Monterey, California; puckering to cloth on front cover, gouge-wound to spine (in middle of title, unfortunately), spine turned, moderate bumping to bottom corners, a bit of soiling to page edges]. View more info

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The Bill Blass Collection: New York, October 21-23, 2003

By: Sotheby's

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Sotheby's: (c.2003)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22555

Condition: Near Fine


[light soiling to covers, minor handling wear, slight bump and soft diagonal crease at upper right corner of front cover (looks worse in the scanned image than to the naked eye); internally clean]. (color photographs) Massive 474-page catalogue for the auction of renowned designer Bill Blass's collection of -- well, you name it: furniture, antiques, art, sculpture, porcelain, silver, bric-a-brac and tchotkes of all sorts. The sale, held over three days, was a smash hit: virtually every one of the 805 lots was sold, with the total take being a little bit north of $13.6 million, more than doub... View more info

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The Cloistered Elite: A Sociological Analysis of the English Public Boarding School

By: Wakeford, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Praeger: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15707

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[nice tight copy, no significant wear, very faint red stain to bottom page edges, small sticky spot on half-title page; jacket lightly soiled, minor edgewear, horizontal scrape mark near bottom of front panel]. "In his sociological analysis of the social structure and dynamics of life inside these schools, [the author] demonstrates that, contrary to the expectations of their parents and teachers, pupils adapt to public school life in ways that are often alarming." (Might well be read as a kind of companion piece to Lindsay Anderson's film "If....", released the previous year.... View more info

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Classic Motorcycle Engines: A New Perspective on 20 Outstanding Designs

By: Willoughby, Vic

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Pitlake, Croydon, England, Motor Racing Publications Ltd.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14154

ISBN: 0-947981-10-1

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[light shelfwear to bottom edge, otherwise a nice clean copy; jacket has some minor wrinkling along top edge, faint rubbing/soiling]. (B&W photographs, diagrams) Compilation of some of the "more stimulating" analyses of motorcycle engines published over the course of the author's long career as a writer and editor for a popular motorcycle journal -- not simply reprints but, as he explains, "rewritten and expanded in the light of hindsight, subsequent engineering developments, and, in many cases, further interviews with the original designers and development engineers." The sel... View more info