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Wings Over Illinois

By: Abney, Arthur E.

Price: $17.75

Publisher: Carbondale, IL, Southern Illinois University Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6652

ISBN: 0809327686

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


Hard cover is black with gold lettering on spine. Except for first 14 leaves, pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 8 b/w photographs. Foreword by David NewMyer. "...is a thoughtful look back at a wonderful career in aviation spanning World War II, the postwar period...worked with American Airlines...has accompanied hiw own memoir with colorful hangar stories {end of day flight tales told in the hangar}...." ; B&W Illustrations; 0.9 x 9.2 x 6.3 Inches; xv, 260 pages; Cover has very slight bumping. First 14 leafs have crinkling/crumpling in upper half, which ... View more info

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Afro-American Folktales Stories from Black Traditions in the New World

By: Abrahams, Roger, editor

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Pantheon: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8064

ISBN: 0394728858

Condition: Near Fine


Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library Series; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; xxii, 327 pages; Soft cover has a grey spine with grey and red lettering. Slight rubbing to covers. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w drawings. "...masterful survey of taletelling in the black world by showing the vital forms African stories took as they entered the New World. These 107 tales come from the canefields of the antebellum South, the villages of the Caribbean islands, and the streets of contemporary Philadelphia...." View more info

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The Language of Winnicott A Dictionary and Guide to Understanding His Work

By: Abram, Jan

Price: $62.50

Publisher: Northvale, NJ, Jason Aronson Inc.: 1996

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 8660

ISBN: 1568217005

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Hard cover is black with gold lettering on spine. Black end papers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Bibliography compiled by Harry Karnac. "Winnicott [Donald Woods Winnicott, 1896–1971] has profoundly influenced contemporary psychology, psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis. His 600+ papers offer a unique compass to the psychotherapeutic process and child development. However, Winnicott's sometimes elliptical and metaphoric use of language can make his ideas indecipherable, his writings appear simple or opaque. This new book helps us read and understand Winnicott in all of h... View more info

Akan Ethics A Study of Moral Ideas and Moral Behaviour of the Akan Tribes of Ghana

By: Ackah, C.A.

Price: $73.50

Publisher: Accra, Ghana Universities Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 6651

ISBN: 9964301235

Condition: Very Good+


Soft cover is orange with black lettering on spine. Overall, pages are clean and tight. Bibliography; general index. "This book covers an area of Akan Ethics about which, so far, litte has been written, especially in such detail. The chapters contain a largely descriptive analysis of the moral language used by the Akan peoples, the sanctions employed to enforce morality, and some of the proverbs, tales and myths which refer to Akan moral beliefs..." Extremely scarce title. ; 0.4 x 7.7 x 5.8 Inches; 138 pages; Cover has light shelf wear, sunning, rubbing/scuffing; a few, faint, yellow/t... View more info

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The Charles Addams Mother Goose

By: Addams, Charles

Price: $11.25

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing: 2002

Seller ID: 9043

ISBN: 0689848749

Condition: Very Good-


B/W & Color Illustrations; 9 1/4 x12 1/4; Unpaginated pages; Hard cover is glazed boards light bumping, rubbing, scuffing. Black spine with white lettering. Missing DJ. Pages are clean and tight, but do show some signs of loving, careful use. Pages not numbered, 64 pages. Has the off-the-wall illustrations, in b/w and color, that one would except from Charles Addams. Originally published in 1967. 'Addams, creator of the Addams Family, gives these verses all their ghastly due. A fabulous book to ponder as the days grow darker and the wind rattles the windows'. View more info

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Mail Men The Unauthorized Story of the Daily Mail

By: Addison, Adrian

Price: $16.25

Publisher: London, Atlantic Books: 2017

Seller ID: 10603

ISBN: 1782399704

Condition: New in New dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; 9.5 X 6.5 X 1.6 inches; 407 pages; Hard cover is black with gold lettering on spine. DJ in mylar cover. Illustrated with 14 n/w photographs. "A wonderfully gossipy history" Sunday Times "Riotously Entertaining" New Statesman Perhaps because of the power and fear that the Daily Mail commands, this is the very first book to provide an unauthorized account of the newspaper with more global readers than any other. With a gripping personality-led narrative, informed by well-placed sources, Mail Men investigates the secret behind the Mail's extraordinary longevity ... View more info

Rider With Destiny: George Washington

By: Aikman, Lonnelle

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Mclean, VA, Link Press, Publishers: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4306

ISBN: 0912991011

Condition: Very Good+


Softcover is heavy cardboard; black ground with gold lettering on front and spine. Blue monochrome endpapers. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with dozens of b/w drawings and photographs. Sections are: Behind Myth and Monument; a Capital is Born; "My Own Vine and Fig Tree"; bibliography; index. Oversized, 3#. ; B & W illustrations; 9 x 12; 173 pages; Cover has shelf wear, light rubbing/scuffing, bumping and some minor, shallow scratches towards the bottom of the rear cover. View more info

Le Grand Meaulnes. The Wanderer. Translated From The French By Francoise Delisle With An Introduction By Henri Peyre And Illustrations By Dignimont.

By: Alain-Fournier

Price: $37.25

Publisher: New York, Limited Editions Club: 1958

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 9336

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Signed, Limited, Numbered Edition Series; Color Illustrations; 10.25 X 6.75 X 1 inches; xxx, 232 pages; SIGNED BY ILLUSTRATOR, ANDRE DIGNIMONT, AND NUMBERED COPY #1187/1500 ON COLOPHON PAGE. Hard cover is blue and white linen with a paste down on the spine. Ages are clean and tight; appears as if never used. Illustrated with pen, pencil, and wash drawings by Andre Dignimont hand-colored in the studio of Walter Fischer. 'Poised between youthful admiration and adult resignation, Alain-Fournier s compelling narrator carries the reader through this evocative and unbearably poignant portrayal of de... View more info

Slate Belt Bicentennial Heritage

By: Albert M. Toth, Coordinator

Price: $19.75

Publisher: No Place, Self-published: 1976

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7980

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations & Maps; 6 1/4 x 9 1/4; 263 pages; Hard cover is white, with plain spine. Covers have light sunning and shelf wear. Bottom corner on 2 leaves have dog ears. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 100+ B/W photographs and maps. "Northampton County is included in the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. Its northern edge borders The Poconos, and its eastern section borders the Delaware River, which divides Pennsylvania and New Jersey. T... View more info

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In Harmony With Your Horse How to Build a Lasting Relationship

By: Albinson, Clare

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Guilford, CT, The Lyons Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 3801

ISBN: 1585746754

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Cover is blue cloth with lighter blue lettering on spine; clean, new DJ. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Lavishly illustrated with dozens of color photos. Chapters are: Nature of Horses; Working with the Horse's Nature; How do we Teach Horses? ; How do Horses Communicate? ; Dominating Your Horse; Reward or Punishment? ; Temperament of Horses; Tension; What do Horses Enjoy? ; Nature of the Rider; Human Balance; Balance of the Horse; index. Albinson offers a unique insight into why horse behave in certain ways, and reveals how to solve problems and improve behavior and performane ... View more info

Live Albom The Best of Detroit Free Press Sports Columnist Mitch Albom

By: Albom, Mitch

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Detroit Free Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 9068

ISBN: 0937247065

Condition: Near Fine


8.80 X 5.60 X 1.10 inches; 294 pages; AUTHOR SIGNED AND INSCRIBED MERRY XMAS! ! ENJOY---. Soft cover has grey spine with white lettering. Signed by author on half title page "Merry X-mas! Enjoy--Mitch Albom". Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Albom rose to fame here, in Detroit, with his award winning columns. I always look forward to reading them in the Detroit Free Press. "During his years in Detroit he became one of the most award-winning sports writers of his era; he was named best sports columnist in the nation a record 13 times by the Associated Press Sports Ed... View more info

Conquest Of Coomassie; An Epic Of The Mashanti Nation

By: Aldebaran

Price: $295.75

Publisher: Los Angeles, Worth While Publishing Company/Coomassie Pulishing Co. , California: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108

Condition: Very Good


Hard cover is light tan colored with dark brown lettering on front. Overall, pages are clean and tight; stitched binding. Extremely scarce book. Frontispiece is a b/w photograph of the author, 'Aldebaran,' probably a psuedonym. Illustrated with 9, tissued protected b/w drawings. Book is written as poetry, with 5 cantos. On the title page is a sticker, with 'Coomassie Publishing Co. , Los Angeles, Calif. , U. S. A. ' on it. "Against the glorious background of culture, under the rule "of wisdom, truth, and right," is thrown the pitiful picture of a money-mad world; where the rapacity... View more info

A Century Of Childhood, 1820-1920

By: Alderson, William T.

Price: $15.25

Publisher: Rochester, NY, Margaret Woodbury Strong Museum: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10279

ISBN: 0940365014

Condition: Fine


Exhibition Catalogue Series; B&W Illustrations; 8.25 X 8.25 X 0.50 inches; x, 142 pages; Soft cover has black spine with red lettering. Light rubbing, scuffing to covers. Red endpapers. Pages are clean and tight, appear as if unused. Exhibition catalogue from 1984 show at the museum. "Margaret Woodbury Strong (1897 – 1969) was an American collector and philanthropist. Strong was an avid collector, especially of toys and her large collection formed the basis for the Strong National Museum of Play....Her passion was collecting dolls, doll houses, and toys. She added gallery wings and outbu... View more info

Crochet Amigurumi Dolls

By: Alejandra Montero, Maria

Price: $12.25

Publisher: Istanbul, Turkey, Tuva Publishing: 2016

Seller ID: 9487

ISBN: 9786059192057

Condition: New


Color Illustrations; 8.66 X 8.23 X 0.55 inches; 144 pages; Soft cover has self flaps. Red spine with white lettering. Lavishly illustrated with pictures of the finished design and diagrams of how to arrive at the finished piece. If you love crochet and dolls, this is your book. Here you can find 15 projects made with the Japanese technique of amigurumi. There are four collections: The Four Seasons, a Costume Party, Successful Professionals and Dolls that you can dress with different clothes. You do not need to be a virtuoso in crochet. If you know how to do double crochet, increase and decreas... View more info

The Fifth Victim

By: Alexander, Antonia

Price: $10.25

Publisher: London, John Blake: 2013

Seller ID: 10569

ISBN: 178219441X

Condition: New


Photographs; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; 200 pages; Soft cover has a black spine with orange lettering. Illustrated with 7 color and b/w photographs. Between August and November 1888, five women were murdered in Whitechapel, and for more than 100 years the murders have remained among one of the world's greatest unsolved crimes. Author Antonia Alexander is a direct descendant of Jack the Ripper's last victim, Mary Kelly. Antonia's grandmother, also named Mary, has now decided to tell the story of Mary Kelly, her own great grandmother, via Antonia. Rummaging through her grandmother's belongings, Mary found a... View more info

Playin' Cowboy The Coontail Blue and Other Horse Tales

By: Alexander, Richard D.

Price: $37.75

Publisher: Manchester, MI, Woodlane Farm Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7379

ISBN: 0971231443

Condition: New in New dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; 9 x 11 x 1 1/4; xii, 321 pages; SIGNED BY AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR ON TITLE PAGE. Blue hardcover has gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. DJ has faint rubbing; in a mylar cover. Extensively illustrated by the author with charming b/w drawings from many disciplines of riding. "...lifetime accumulation of stories, essays, verses, songs and drawings...There are serious and sad stories that may elicit a tear, light-hearted ones likely to make the reader chuckle, and acounts of famous horses and horse events..." oversized, 4#. Scarce and delightful title that any... View more info

Mr. & Mrs. Hockey: Signed Copy A Tribute to the Sport's Greatest Couple

By: Allen, Kevin

Price: $16.75

Publisher: Wayne, MI, Immortal Investments Publishing: 2004

Seller ID: 8575

ISBN: 0972363718

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


SIGNED BY MR. & MRS. GORDIE HOWE, with an inscription. Hard cover is red with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. Extensively illustrated with dozens of color and b/w photographs. Foreword by Mike & Marian Ilitch, the longtime owners of the Detroit Red Wings [although not during the Howe era]. Howe is such an institution, a true 'Living Legend' in Detroit, that the name 'Mr. Hockey' is copyrighted. When Howe played for the Red Wings, it was at the now leveled Olympia Stadium. "Howe was an ambidextrous player, able to use the straight sticks of his era to shoot left or right... View more info

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What It Means to Be a Red Wing Detroit's Greatest Players Talk about Detroit Hockey

By: Allen, Kevin & Art Regner & Steve Yzerman

Price: $63.75

Publisher: Chicago, Triumph Books: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8068

ISBN: 1572438851

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 9.20 X 8.50 X 1.30 inches; xiv, 322 pages; INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR ART REGNER opposite title page. Ard cover is glazed boards. White spine with red lettering. Pages are clean and tight. This is a NEW book. DJ has slight rubbing; in a mylar cover. Illutrated with b/w photographs. "The Detroit Red Wings first reached prominence in the mid-1930s, winning 2 straight Stanley Cups to establish themselves as the elite NHL franchise of the era...The Red Wings' history is as rich as that of any other franchise in the NHL, and it is through the hard work, sweat and determinat... View more info

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Trash Stories

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Ithaca, NY, Firebrand Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8237

ISBN: 0932379516

Condition: Near Fine


8.50 X 5.40 X 0.30 inches; 174 pages; Soft cover has slight rubbing and bumping. AUTHOR SIGNED ON TITLE PAGE. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. "Trash: Short Stories by Dorothy Allison, was first published in 1988 by Firebrand Books, later by Penguin (1990) and Plume (2002). It won the 1989 Lambda Literary Award for "Best Lesbian Small Press Book" and the Lambda Literary Award "Best Lesbian Fiction". ; Signed by Author View more info

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A Guide to Alternative Therapies for Horses

By: Allison, Keith & Christopher Day

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1996

Seller ID: 5445

ISBN: 0851316654

Condition: Fine


Soft cover is stapled wraps. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Illustrated with b/w drawings. Sections are: Introduction; Demise of natural medicines and therapies; growing demand for holistic medicine; Terminology; Alternative therapies available for horses; saddlery and farriery; useful addresses. Very handy guide for caring for your horse. Too often, for people and animals, the medical field wants to push only 'modern' and high tech cares and cures. But low tech, common sense approaches can be as, or more so, effective in treating your horse's needs. As my beloved old vet would... View more info