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looking for help identifying a BCE-"Life with Picasso" Gilot and Lake 1966? by nyres
"Life of Picasso" Hardcover. The Jacket on my copy is clipped with the "A book of the month club selection" just to the left of the clip on the top of the front flap. half those selling this title are calling their copy BCE and half aren't. At the bottom of the rear board instead of a...
January 1st 11 07:01 PM
by Francis A. Miniter[_2_] Go to last post
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Found Lying On Its Side on a Bookcase at Home by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
I have no idea where the book came from. It might have been my mother's and I may have simply overlooked it until now, 15 years after her death, but then again, I keep discovering books she collected. This one was on a bookcase of cheap detective novels. The spine identifies it as "Keystone...
December 29th 10 02:54 AM
by Jean B. Go to last post
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Looking for book - please help. by Godspeed
I have searched high and low for this book and can't seem to find it anywhere. Any help is greatly appreciated. The book: I think the title of the book is something like "Stranger Than Fiction". If I remember correctly it was a hardcover book. It was primarily red, with some yellow & black and...
December 22nd 10 09:11 AM
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Sale at Argosy Books, NYC by J[_2_]
I happened to be in the neighborhood of Argosy Books this evening (E. 59th Street, Manhattan), and stuck my head in. I don't know how long the sale is going on, but all books in the basement are 50% off. That's all the fiction, the theatre stuff, etc. It could be worth your while to pay them a...
December 21st 10 03:16 AM
by J[_2_] Go to last post
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FS: Christmas sale at Books at Star Dot Star with delivery in the UK in time for Christmas by Bruce Tober
Christmas sale at Books at Star Dot Star Starting 15 December, 2010 Books at Star Dot Star began its Christmas Sale. What this sale entails is for you to go to - http://www.star-dot-star.net/ and spend 15.00 with us and you'll be able to save money on all additional items purchased at the...
December 16th 10 02:04 PM
by Bruce Tober Go to last post
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Louis Vuitton monogram denim sunburst bag,LV new handbags springsummer 2010,LV fashion show new bags by daisy
LV new handbags,Louis Vuitton LV spring summer 2010 new bags,replica LV designer bags,knockoff LV monogram denim collections The Louis Vuitton Monogram Denim Collection seems to be launch in Singapore around March and in Paris around 26 february. Runway preparations are being done in a very...
December 15th 10 08:24 AM
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Anyone know how to remove paper on cloth-bound cover? by RS
There is a 19th Century cloth-bound book that has a thin strip of paper stuck to the cover. It doesn't look like there is glue on it, just water adhered the paper to it over a long period of time. Does anyone know a good way to remove this? -- Robert Pearson ParaMind Brainstorming Software...
November 28th 10 02:08 AM
by R. Totale Go to last post
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London by J[_2_]
I just had a week in London, and of course, spent a good deal of time looking for and at books. Despite the fact that the shops are nothing like what they used to be, I came home with fifteen hardcover volumes! I went to Maggs Bros, and was treated very nicely. (I'd heard that they were not always...
November 26th 10 02:47 PM
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Antique Books by Prigioniero
I have for sale some antique books http://www.marcosecchi.com/blog/2010/11/18/antique-books-for-sale/
November 19th 10 05:10 PM
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Wesleyan University Book Sale by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) held its annual book sale yesterday. They never have a lot of books (the ad for yesterday said about 3,500) but the quality is always good and you can find things that you will simply never find anywhere else. For instance, if you wanted an...
October 3rd 10 04:27 PM
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Today's Finds by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
I had a very good day! Staunton, The Chess-Players' Handbook, Second Edition Revised, (Bohn, 1848). There is a chip out of the top half inch of the spine but otherwise very good. The first edition was 1847. Sir Walter Scott, Guy Mannering (Boston: Samuel Parker, 1821), text rebound for an...
September 27th 10 03:33 AM
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Important Ancient Art Library Auction, October 16th-17th by Michael[_3_]
See complete catalog and details on this link, http://www.auctionflex.com/searchauctions.ap?co=27285&mindate=20100903&maxdate=20110903&lang=en ABSENTEE AND LIVE BIDDING AVAILABLE.
September 22nd 10 12:42 AM
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Frank King, Gasoline Alley (1929) by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
A thrift store find. A little costlier than the average book. But this is the book version of Frank King's comic strip Gasoline Alley, (Chicago: Reilly & Lee 1929), pictorial front board, intact, some light browning of pages. with all the cartoons taken from the Chicago Tribune. It...
August 30th 10 12:58 AM
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Pullman, The Golden Compass 1st American by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
For a mere $3 today I got a 1st printing of the 1st American edition of Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass (Knopf 1996), fine in fine condition. I think the most important thing in book collecting (outside of gaining the requisite knowledge of books) is hunting every day. And fortunately for...
August 24th 10 02:28 AM
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Another Coincidence by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Recently, I purchased an 1817 copy (1st printing was 1809) of *Reliques of Robert Burns* , which I had mentioned in an earlier post about the Scottish version of English. Today, I finally decided to shelve it without, for the time being, doing the repair work that is needed on the binding. ...
August 23rd 10 03:00 AM
by Jean B. Go to last post
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First Edition Books by Jamie Stuart
I recently bought a first edition Anthony Powell book in a second hand shop. On the inside of the dustjacket is printed " Book Society Choice" . What does this mean? Does it mean the book is not a first edition of the first printing but from a later print run? Any thoughts would be...
August 17th 10 04:18 PM
by Jamie Stuart Go to last post
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Recent pleasing finds by Jean B.
1. The Cook's Oracle, 1822 ed., by William Kitchiner. For less than 1/8th of what I would expect to pay at THE used book store in Boston. 2. The Brown Derby Cook Book. Not the relatively recent reprint. (And I was not pleased to see that the vast majority of hits on google are for...
August 17th 10 02:59 AM
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Reliques of Robert Burns by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
Yesterday I found a copy of the Reliques of Robert Burns, Consisting Chiefly of Original Letters, Poems, and Critical Observations on Scottish Song (ed. by R. H. Cromek) (Fourth Edition, 1817) with unfortunately a missing spine and detached front board, but otherwise in pretty good...
August 16th 10 03:50 AM
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A Neat Find at Goodwill by Francis A. Miniter[_2_]
The book is Edward Connery Lathem (ed.), *Mark Twain's Four Weeks in England 1907* (Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, CT, 2006), 10.5H x 8.1W, 226 p., in unread condition, paste on cartoon from Punch on the front cover. It chronicles Twain's trip in June and July 1907 to England to...
July 31st 10 01:12 AM
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Thick gold content of old fine book edges by RS
I was looking over this old, very ornate leather book and noticed how thick the gilding of the edges seemed. From my experience with gold leaf, it comes in the form of extremely thin sheets. It probably takes a very small amount to gild a book. But I realize that I don't know how book edges are...
July 23rd 10 09:45 PM
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