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Image for "Wayside": The Waking Dream of a Soul Before an Open Wood Fire [*SIGNED*]

"Wayside": The Waking Dream of a Soul Before an Open Wood Fire [*SIGNED*]

By: Allen, Edward (pseud. for Edward Allen Hall)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Sherman, French & Company: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12952

Condition: Near Fine


(stamped pictorial cloth with gilt lettering; no dust jacket) [lovely copy, gilt bright on cover and spine, light wear at extremities, minor soiling to top edge]. INSCRIBED ("To _____________ / with / the compliments of") and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. The author's reverie of life at his old colonial mansion, addressed to an imaginary girl, Evelyn -- the "Only Girl -- A Memory," to whom the book is dedicated. Signed by Author View more info

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Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Convention of the Anti-Saloon League of America; Atlantic City, New Jersey, July 6-9, 1915

By: Anti-Saloon League of America

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Richmond IN, S. E. Nicholson: (1915)

Seller ID: 4779

Condition: Very Good-


(no dust jacket) [ex-library with fairly minimal markings (incl pocket on rear pastedown, date due slip on last page), some curling at corners, a few creases in rear cover]. Includes reports from many individual states on the progress of prohibitionist activities. One highlight is the "Hall and Summers Dialogue-Debate," which is essentially a two-character play which takes place "when Tom O'Neill comes to the office of the License Commission to pay his annual liquor license," and gets in a long discussion with the Commissioner, in the course of which he spouts great dialogue li... View more info

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Bright Yellow Gold

By: Bennett, Horace W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, John C. Winston Company: 1935

Edition: 1st (unstated)

Seller ID: 950

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[book has a bit of corner/edge wear, tiny nick in cloth near top of spine, gift inscription on ffep; jacket worn with various chips/tears, 1-1/2" piece missing at fore-edge)]. (color plates) "This book is a biography and historical novel and romance from the discovery of Pikes Peak by Zebulon Pike to the present date." View more info

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Garnet and Black 1944 [University of South Carolina Yearbook]

By: Brown, Mildred, and Cele Roberts, eds.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: [Columbia SC], The Student Body of the University of South Carolina: 1944

Seller ID: 17125

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket, as issued) [clean solid copy, light wear at spine ends, small dent on front cover (blemishing the cover photo a bit)]. (B&W photographs) Pretty much what you'd expect from a wartime college yearbook: lotsa folks in uniform (ROTC and whatnot), and an intense focus on the many ways in which the school and its students were contributing to the war effort. The dedication essay begins: "Surrounded by a seething world at war, Carolina students lost much of their traditional levity this year, and began to make earnest preparations to take their places in their country's service... View more info

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Our Italian Fellow Citizens: In Their Old Homes and Their New

By: Clark, Francis E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Arno Press: 1975

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 3531

ISBN: 0405063962

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [ex-library, most markings neatly removed or obliterated (ffep removed), spine turned, minimal wear but front hinge starting]. (The Italian American Experience) Series (B&W photographs) Facsimile reprint of the original (1919) edition, published by Small, Maynard & Co. View more info

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Tales of the Road

By: Crewdson, Charles N.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Thompson & Thomas: 1905

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 12554

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket) [solid, nice-looking copy, light wear at extremities; once part of a private (individual's) library, it bears his name and address stamp on the ffep and an additional name and property stamp on the front pastedown; there is also a small label with a number affixed to the spine, but aside from that there are no other markings]. (B&W frontispiece and 15 B&W plates) Classic account by a traveling salesman, imparting to the reader all the wisdom he's accumulated in his travels. "Salesmanship is the business of the world; it is about all there is to the world of business. Ent... View more info

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An Italian Grows in Brooklyn

By: Della Femina, Jerry, and Charles Sopkin

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: (c.1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6816

ISBN: 0-316-17991-4

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[very nice, clean copy, no discernible wear but previous owner's signature (first name) on ffep and a thin red line (remainder mark?) across top edge; jacket has one very tiny tear at bottom of front panel, otherwise looks like new]. A "funny, touching, bitter, and surprising" memoir about growing up in Brooklyn's Gravesend neighborhood, and specifically about "the myths and misconceptions of being an 'Italian in America.'" View more info

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Village Daybook: A Sac Prairie Journal

By: Derleth, August

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Pellegrini & Cudahy: (c.1947)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14020

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[good solid copy, light shelfwear, minor dust-soiling to top page edges; jacket moderately edgeworn, tiny tears at a couple of corners, minor paper loss at spine ends (no text affected), some soiling/darkening to spine]. (endpaper map by Hjalmar Skuldt) "A gleaning of the best passages from [the author's] journal of daily life in Sac Prairie, Wisconsin. With the humor of a Mark Twain and the sensitivity of a Thoreau, he keeps a record of the people and their countryside, of anecdotes told in the harness shop, and of all the small events that are the very fabric of life for millions of Ame... View more info

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Maine Charm String

By: Graham, Elinor

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1947

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 13685

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dj


[solid copy with minor shelfwear, slight yellowing/soiling to page edges, gift inscription (non-authorial) on ffep; jacket is somewhat tattered, with several fingertip-size chips and a bevy of smaller ones, although the front panel illustration is mostly intact, as is the spine text]. "This book is partly about a hobby -- button collecting -- and as such it will fascinate all who have felt the collector's urge. It is must more the story of Maine, and of Elinor Graham's love for her home there and for the people who are her neighbors. The author came upon her hobby unexpectedly. Digging... View more info

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The Wounded Land: Journey Through a Divided America

By: Habe, Hans (translated from the German by Ewan Butler)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-Mccann: 1964

Edition: 1st U.S. ed

Seller ID: 4085

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dj


[moderate shelfwear to book; jacket rubbed, general edge/corner wear, a bit insect-chewed along bottom edge of front panel]. View more info

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More Mouse Tales: A Closer Peek Backstage at Disneyland

By: Koenig, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Irvine CA, Bonaventure Press: (c.1999)

Edition: 2nd printing

Seller ID: 10662

ISBN: 0-9640605-7-4

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[minor shelfwear, spine turned; jacket shows mild surface wear, tiny chip at lower left-hand corner of front panel]. (B&W photographs, diagrams) Picks up where the author's first book, "Mouse Tales," left off, "with hundreds more amazing tales bout the fun and hardships of working at the Happiest Place on Earth and what happens when reality invades its protective confines. Plenty has changed in the last few years, as serious cutbacks by management have unfortunately transformed the landscape into a less magical, more dangerous environment. This book is in no way authorized by, e... View more info

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Afterglow

By: Porter, Rebecca N.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Pageant Press Inc.: (c.1963)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2423

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dj


(price-clipped) [book moderately shelfworn; white/yellow jacket shows soiling, edge/corner wear, a couple of chips at top of spine]. Nostalgic vignettes of life on the ranch, by this well-known regional California author. View more info

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Edges: Backcountry Lives in America Today on the Borderlands Between the Old Ways and the New

By: Raphael, Ray

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15343

ISBN: 0-394-49990-5

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [nice tight copy, no significant wear, very light dust-soiling to top edge, a couple of tiny holes at top edge of rear cover (exposing boards); jacket lightly soiled, some rubbing to rear panel]. (line drawings by Susan Neri) "A moving, undoctrinaire view of small-town and backcountry folk as an 'endangered species.' Focusing again on his own California North, [the author] interweaves his narrative with first-person stories, letting the stubborn holdouts of country living -- the 'hard and crusty' older folk and the 'newly converted agrarian' young folk -- tell in their own... View more info

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The Rest of the Afternoon Was Watermelon

By: Santomauro, Mary

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Port Washington NY, Ashley Books Inc.: (ca. 1978)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3629

ISBN: 0879491205

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[slight wear at base of spine, gift inscription on ffep; jacket shows a bit of soiling, slight wear at top corners, 1/2" closed tear at top of spine]. Episodic novel (I guess) of farm life in Colorado during the 1930's. (If the author is drawing from her own experiences, it isn't made clear by the jacket text; the narrator is Beth, the next-to-youngest child of the McMurray family.) View more info

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The Singin' Fiddler of Lost Hope Hollow

By: Thomas, Jean

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17089

Condition: Good in Good dj


[solid copy with strong binding, but showing wear to covers at top and bottom edges, top corners and spine ends lightly bumped, light spotting and dust-soiling to top page edges; jacket intact but worn and soiled, with minor paper loss at spine ends, a couple of tiny holes in spine]. (B&W photographs) "The dramatic story of Jilson Setters, the blind mountaineer....from his little-boy days when he begged Old Doctor piteously 'give me some eyesight,' to his visit to London when sixty-odd. There he sang his Elizabethan 'song ballets' before the King and Queen as one of the last of the rapidly... View more info

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Arizona: A State Guide

By: Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Arizona

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1940

Edition: 4th printing

Seller ID: 23803

Condition: Good


(brown cloth w/dark brown lettering; no dust jacket) [shelfworn book, spine somewhat faded, some deterioration to both ends of spine, small pieces torn off bottom corners of pp. 123-130 (no loss of text)]. (American Guide Series) Series (B&W photographs, maps) Comprehensive guide to the history, culture, commerce and geography of Arizona. Includes chapters on individual cities: Bisbee, Douglas, Flagstaff, Globe, Miami, Nogales, Phoenix, Prescott, Tombstone, Tucson, Yuma. Numerous auto tours outlined, as usual with this series, with a special section devoted to Grand Canyon National Park. 11... View more info