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Genealogists' Magazine: Journal of the Society of Genealogists June, 2003
1 Genealogists' Magazine: Journal of the Society of Genealogists June, 2003
London, England Society of Genealogists Enterprises Ltd. 2003 Volume 27, Number 10 card cover Very Good Condition 
Love this magazine, especially this issue. If you are of a literary bent, it's fun to read the first article titled The Family of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin and Mary Shelley, replete with family tree. Other interesting articles are: A True and Faithful Inventory of the Goods Belonging to Dr. Swift, Vicar of Lara Cor; Hugenot Family Research made Easier; Asylum and Schools for Imbeciles at Darenth, Kent; History of No. 64 Squadron R.F.C.; and new developments in Medieval Genealogy. Magazine measures 6-3/4" x 9-3/4" and is clean and bright. I have others, so let me know if you're seeking a specific issue. 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Gourmet Magazine (2 issues, March & May, 1962)
2 Gourmet Magazine (2 issues, March & May, 1962)
New York Gourmet Inc. 1962 soft cover Very Good 
I bought these from a cookbook collector who kept them clean and beautiful for many decades. Gourmet was definitely a top tier publication for those interested in creative dining. It's interesting to see how even gourmet food has changed while some classics live on. Among the writers is Lucius Beebe. I remember selling Beebe's railroad titles back when I first became a bookseller and was amazed to find that he's also Lucius Beebe the foodie. Both magazines have great color ads and articles covering pre-summer suppers(you have to SEE the picture with this one to believe it!), dandelion wine,a woman's fond recollection of her grandmother's African American cook, the literary history of the potato, Thai food, eggs, blue trout and more. I have quite a few of these from 1963 and a couple from 1964, so if you're looking for one hit the contact button and I;ll see if I have it. Eventually they'll all be on here. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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Invitation 25th Anniversary Pomorean Literary Society Scio College (Ohio 1893)
3 Invitation 25th Anniversary Pomorean Literary Society Scio College (Ohio 1893)
Scio, Ohio Pomorean Literary Association Scio College 1893 Near fine 
Pretty invitation professionally printed and then decorated with flowers and ribbon by hand. The invitation is one-sided and printed on heavy card stock with decorative scalloped edges on all four sides. It measures 4"x6-1/2" and is in very nice condition. I failed to find anything about the sponsoring group, but Scio College had more lives than a cat. It began as Rural Seminary, a Methodist Episcopal school, and then became New Market College named for its town, and then it was the One Study University which required students to take classes only in their major. That apparently didn't worked out that well, as they dropped the idea and named it Scio College for the town of Scio. Enrollment dropped, however, so the pharmacy department was taken over by the University of Pittsburgh and everything else merged with Mt. Union. A scarce item, but a nice find for the right person. 
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Jane Austen's Little Instruction Book
4 Jane Austen's Little Instruction Book
White Plains, New York Peter Pauper Press Inc. 1995 0880886935 / 9780880886932 First Edition Hard cover Very good condition Very good dust jacket 
This little book is charming, the perfect gift for a literary woman.The book is divided into these themes: Women, Men, Relationships, Simple Rules and Life Lessons, each comment of which was written by Austen in one of her beloved novels. The book is small, but not a true miniature. It measures 4-1/2" tall and 6-1.4" wide with 63 pages. The book is clean and bright with no tears, chips, or creasing. The only defect, if you consider one, is a gift inscription which reads thus, "--------, with all our Aloha." I have a pretty floral bookplate laid-in for the buyer to use it or not. 
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Literary Prints; The Odyssey by Homer (10 Large Movie Stills)
5 Literary Prints; The Odyssey by Homer (10 Large Movie Stills)
Logan, Iowa Perfection Form Company Unknown soft cover Very Good 
These movie books of black and white stills published by Perfection Form are a film lover's dream come true. You rarely see them, but I just got three or four and will list as they surface. The glossy prints and their cover (no text except captions) measure 10"x13" and are clean and bright with no faults. Could be easily removed from spiral binding for framing. Photos include Penelope weaving a funeral shroud for Laertes; Ulysses discovered on the shores of Scheria by Nausicaa; Ulysses and his men in the cave of Cyclops; Circe turns Ulysses' men into swine; Athene disguises Ulysses as an old beggar; Penelope asks the beggar for news of Ulysses; Ulysses wins fight with Irus; Penelope tells suitors about the contest with bows and arrows; Ulysses prepares for contest; and Ulysses vanquishes all contestants. 
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Postcards Concord, Massachusetts Literary Homes(Lowell, Hawthorne, Alcott, Emerson)
6 Postcards Concord, Massachusetts Literary Homes(Lowell, Hawthorne, Alcott, Emerson)
Dumont, New Jersey; Boston, Mass. Edward Wells; American Card Postcard Company Unknown Date Fine condition 
Five beautifully kept postcards showing photographs of the homes of Concord. Massachusetts' literary stars. The black and white one is "Elmwood" the home of James Russell Lowell. To the right is the Old Manse built in 1769. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote "Nature" there and Hawthorne later brought his young bride there in 1842 and made the place famous with his "Mosses From an Old Manse. The card beneath the black and white one is Hawthorne's "Wayside" where he lived the final 12 years of life. Next to it is Emerson's home from 1835 until his death in 1882. Lastly, we have "Orchard House", the home of Louisa May Alcott from 1857 to 1878. All are crisp and clean with no postal stamps and no writing. Cards will arrive each in its own plastic sleeve. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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SIGNED Letter by Alexander Woollcott Endorsing Seagram's Whiskey (circa 1936)
7 SIGNED Letter by Alexander Woollcott Endorsing Seagram's Whiskey (circa 1936)
New York City circa 1936 Very Good 
Alexander Woollcott was the self-appointed head of the famous Algonquin Round Table named for the group's famous lunch and watering hole, The Algonquin Hotel. Also a big presence at these convivial lunches was Dorothy Parker. This letter is typed by Woolcott and signed on his personal stationery when he lived at 10 Gracie Square. My first clue in dating the letter was the fact that 10 Gracie opened in 1930. But the body of the letter comes with a humorous endorsement for Seagram's whiskey which struck me that there might be other letters with this message. Sure enough, I found one on ebay which wasn't dated either, but was signed. So then .... I did a little more sleuthing and -- voila! Woollcott published it as an open letter in the December 19,1936 issue of the New Yorker (he worked for the New Yorker). The letter is written on stationery with a grid pattern and has not been folded. There is some browning to edges and a tiny chip on left side edge. Otherwise it's a very nice literary collectible. Woolcott leant himself to Seagram's for a holiday promotion which is how the signed letters came to be. The one printed in The New Yorker was answered by Eustace Tilly, who was actually E.B. White, also from The New Yorker. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The American Spectator: A Literary Newspaper (Vol.I,  Nos 1-7, 1932-33)
8 The American Spectator: A Literary Newspaper (Vol.I, Nos 1-7, 1932-33)
New York City The American Spectator Inc. 1932-1933 Volume I, Nos. 1-7 Soft cover Very good condition 
Aren't these handsome with their original colorful bands? The bands slip on and off, so not to worry about being able to read the articles. What's interesting also is the fact that these are the first ever issues. There are many voices here that you will recognize -- Theodore Dreiser, Eugene O'Neill, Clarence Darrow, Liam O'Flaherty, Louis Untermeyer, Sean O'Casey, Booth Tarkington, and more. Closed the papers measures 9" x 11-1/2". Only volume I shows some toning to front pages. NOTE -- this is not the political magazine of the same name. 
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The Folger Shakespeare Library Ephemera  (7 pieces)
9 The Folger Shakespeare Library Ephemera (7 pieces)
Washignton D.C. Folger Shakespeare Library 1968 soft cover Very good 
What a nice collection this is in clean, attractive condition. Includes an 18 page booklet entitled "The Folger Shakespeare Library; A Research Institution Dedicated to the Advancement of Literary and Historical Scholarship"; a two-sided brochure with black and white photographs and text covering the model of the Globe Playhouse at the library; a blue folder containing 20 prints (5-1/4"x7-1/2") drawn in black and white entitled "The Folger Shakespeare Library Prints"; an unused mailer from which cascades 10 images; and two unused color postcards and one unused black and white postcard. All purchased from the same collector who had a great deal of interest in the Folger. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The George Eliot Calendar 1920
10 The George Eliot Calendar 1920
New York George Sully & Company 1920 soft cover 
I've had lots of calendars, but never one like this. It came to me tied at the top with a beige ribbon that literally fell apart from age when I attempted to tie it more securely. Insted I retied it Japanese style with a piece of cording, though wished I had either blue, or beige instead of white. It's easy to do though, so if you want to change it again you can. The calendar pages show the dates in week intervals at the bottom of the pages and topped by huge quotes from George Eliot's novels including Daniel Deronda, Middlemarch (of course), Adam Bede and Silas Marner. Calendar measures 6"x9" and is almost half an inch thick. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Theater Program Blood Wedding Great Lakes Theater Festival Oct. 7-22, 1988
11 Theater Program Blood Wedding Great Lakes Theater Festival Oct. 7-22, 1988
Cleveland, Ohio Great Lakes Theater Festival 1988 Card Cover Fine Condition 
The design of this theatre program is fantastic, as were the sets and costumes of the play, all inspired by the paintings of Juan Gonzalez. The program is made of cardstock and the front cover is a fold-out in bright red against which is a quote in both English and Spanish. The pages offer much information about Fedrico Garcia Lorca's play Blood Wedding, but also aout his life and his other works. This is truly a literary collectible item s much as it is a theater one. Lorca's life was short. He was shot and killed at age 38. The program measures 7" x 11" with many photos and eighteen counted pages. Crisp, as new. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Waterford Reflections; Official Publication of the Waterford Crystal Society (Full Run 2001)
12 Waterford Reflections; Official Publication of the Waterford Crystal Society (Full Run 2001)
Wall, New Jersey Waterford Society 2001 Volume 7 Nos 1, 2 and 3-4 combined soft cover Very good 
This is not an easily found magazine, created for collectors and admirers of the beautiful leaded crystal made in Waterford, Ireland. The magazine ceased production in 2006. In this year of 2001 they published three issues only, as numbers three and four are combined. It's a slick glossy publication measuring 8"x11" and featuring 15-19 pages each with the combined issue at 31 pages. Among the topics discussed (the photographs are gorgeous!)are:literary Ireland; a profile of Eamonn Hartley, a Waterford glass engraver; the Patriot's Cup, a piece made to commemorate the Waterford Society convention in Colonial Williamsburg; a primer on stemware; and much info on various specific pieces of Waterford glass. 
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Wings, Official Publication of the Literary Guild of America August, 1930 (Robert Coates, Dorothy Parker)
13 Wings, Official Publication of the Literary Guild of America August, 1930 (Robert Coates, Dorothy Parker)
New York The Literary Guild of America Inc. 1930 Volume 4, number 8 soft cover Fine 
If you collect books about books this little item is a gem. It's the magazine sent to members of the Literary Guild every month. It's bright and clean as a whistle and even includes an advertising leaflet about the Jr. Guild for kids 6 to 16. The lead article is about the book of the month, The Outlaw Years, and its author, Robert Coates, a man who once boxed with Ernest Hemingway. There's an article about him and one about the book, a couple things written by him and reviews of current books, one of which was Dorothy Parker's Laments For the Living. The magazine is small at 5"x7-1/2" and has 23 pages. 
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Studies in the Literary Imagination; Conrad Aiken (Fall 1980), Aiken,Conrad
14 Aiken,Conrad Studies in the Literary Imagination; Conrad Aiken (Fall 1980)
Atlanta, Georgia Georgia State University 1980 soft cover 
Other than sunning to spine and edges this journal is in excellent condition. No names or writing, no crease to spine, and not even any cover lift. It measures 6"x9" and has 142 pages devoted in their entirety to aspects of author Conrad Aiken by various authors. Topics include: Aiken Chronology; Epistemology and Musical Form in Aiken's Poetry; Aiken's Use of Autobiography; The Unconquerable Ancestors; Conrad Aiken's Ancestral Voices, A Reading of Four Poems; Conrad Aiken's Heroes -- A Portrait of the Artist as Middle-aged Failure; Aiken and Herman Melville; The Critics and Conrad Aiken; and the Conrad Aiken Collection at the Henry E. Huntington Library. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Esquire '65, Arnold Gingrich, Editor
15 Arnold Gingrich, Editor Esquire '65
New York, New York Esquire Inc. 1965 Limited Edition Haed Cover in Slipcase Fine condition No jacket as per design 
What a nice find in such beautiful condiiton, plus an inscription to Kay Williams from the editor, Arnold Gingrich. The print run consisted of 1500 books of which this one is #1338. The contents are stories written by these authors: Heinrich Boll, Christopher Davis, Bruce J. Friedman, Charles Mohr, James Morris, Malcolm Muggeridge, David Piper, Charles Price, Tom Wicker, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Williams, and Tom Wolfe. The book and its slipcase are clean and bright with no defects of note. The book mesures 5" x 7-1/2" and has 270 pages. The page and page edges are pristine and the binding is very tight -- clearly never read. The slipcase shows one tiny spot on the front cover and a bit of light toning along the edges of the paste-on. Overall it's very nice book. Yes, it's a book, but its contents are the best of the 1965 fiction in the magazines. 
Price: 26.95 USD
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Tin House Magazine (Summer 2007), Beattie, Ann
16 Beattie, Ann Tin House Magazine (Summer 2007)
Portland, Oregon McCormack Publications 2007 Volume 8, Number 4 d soft cover Fine condition 
This is my first encounter with this quarterly literary journal which calls itself a magazine and looks like a quality paperback book. I thought it WAS a book until I saw that there were two with different covers.(I bought them both.) The magazine measures 7" x 9" and has 219 pages. The star of this issue is the novelist Ann Beattie who appears in these pages with a story titled Moni Wayside Blue. If you're a Beattie fan this is a nice companion to a collection. Other offerings include fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Ship in the U.S. for $2 media mail. 
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The Ladies Home Journal July, 1894, Beecher, Mrs. Henry Ward; Howells, William Dean; Catherwood, Mary Hartwell;
17 Beecher, Mrs. Henry Ward; Howells, William Dean; Catherwood, Mary Hartwell; The Ladies Home Journal July, 1894
Philadelphia Curtis Publishing Company July, 1894 Vol. XI, No. 8 Soft cover Very good condition 
This over-sized magazine is very attractive. I bought a whole box full, all of which are nice. Some are already on here, but I will be happy to look through my inventory for a specific issue from the 1890's to the first 15 years of the 1900's. The magazine measures 11-1/2" x 16" with 33 pages. There's a little bit of toning around the edges of the cover, but the pages are white. In this issue there's lots to read. Here's some examples -- Fiction; a symposium titled "What Constitutes A Good Husband" with six women sharing; a bio on novelist Mary Hartwell Catherwood who was born in Ohio, but wrote French Canadian romances; instructions on embroidering a luncheon set, ecclesiastical embroidery, and crocheting doilies; William Dean Howells on his literary passions; making a suburban home; home furnishings in Paris; vacation days; and the art of wearing white. Really good ads too! 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Literary Prints; The Good Earth (Movie Stills), Buck, Pearl
18 Buck, Pearl Literary Prints; The Good Earth (Movie Stills)
Logan, Iowa The Perfection Form Company Unknown soft cover Fine 
These movie books of black and white stills published by Perfection Form are a film lover's dream come true. You rarely see them, but I just got three or four and will list as they surface. The glossy prints and their cover (no text except captions) measure 10"x13" and are clean and bright with no faults. Could be easily removed from spiral binding for framing. Prints includeWang Lung stops to buy three peaches for O-Lan; O-Lan fits into Wang Lung's household very well; O-Lan works in the field with her husband; O-Lan takes her first son to te Great House to see the Old Mistress; Wang Lung and his starving family pass the temple on their way south; O-Lan and the children are foreced toi beg for food; O'Lan finds some jewels at the home of the richh man; Wang Lung brings his family back to his land; Wang Lung asks O-Lan to give him two pearls; and O'Lan ask to see her son'd bride before she dies. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig and Other Favorite Essays, Charles Lamb
19 Charles Lamb A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig and Other Favorite Essays
Mount Vernon Peter Pauper Press None Stated, likely mid-1940's Hard cover Fine book, Very good slipcase Robert Floethe 
I love Peter Pauper Press books. I once saw ALL of them on exhibition in a bookstore near Dayton, Ohio.I have some, but nowhere near that! This one by Charles Lamb and includes these essays in addition to the title one: A Bachelor's Complaint of the Behavior of Married People; The Two Races of Men; New Year's Eve; Mrs. Battles Opinions on Whist; A Chapter on Ears; Valentine's Day; The Praise of Chimney Sweepers; The Superannuated Man; Dream Children, A Reverie; and Old China. The book in its case measures 5-1/2" x 8-1/4" and has 107 pristine pages printed on fine paper.N ice gift book for the literary. (Gift Books Box 3) 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Everyman Summer 1974  Charles Bukowski, Harold Witt, Kirby Congdon Et al, Christopher Franke, Editor
20 Christopher Franke, Editor Everyman Summer 1974 Charles Bukowski, Harold Witt, Kirby Congdon Et al
Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Community College 1974 Card cover Very good 
Literary journals from colleges and universities are often interesting, especially when you find a name that belongs to a poet who went from student to revered. This issue has more than one famous poet. The first one I recognized was Charles Bukowski and then Harold Witt and Kirby Congdon. I have a hunch that there may be more. If I had time I would love googling them all. So in case a different name pops up to you I took a picture ofthe contents.The journal is top drawer and has art printed in black and white, but very attractive. The journal measures 7" x 10" and has 91 pages. This one is collectible. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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