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Hi, Folks ... Mom said, 'I need to downsize'. Moving to assisted living, what she couldn't take included 8,000-plus books & records. A decade later, my upcountry barn is bursting. Books multiply as others recycle priorities. I now have 30,000 or more books looking for good homes, and my learning curve has been a roller coaster. I celebrate word-crafters, thought-tumblers, laughter ... the arts of communication at every turn. I preserve, protect, and share. I am also Hedgehog Publishing, 'Words & Pictures by & for Folks with Prickly Backs, Soft Bellies, & Small Brains'.
McCurdy, Michael (Illustrated by). Fine in fine dust jacket. Light shelf wear or blemishing. Unread. Illustrated glossy paper over boards, matched on jacket. Picture book. 32 p. Map. Color woodcut-style Illustrations. Audience: Children/juvenile. Trains / Folk popular song: Chicago-based songwriter Steve Goodman wrote these lines in 1970 when he was about 21; performer Arlo Guthrie made it a household tune as it earned a Grammy Award; and multi-award-winning book illustrator Michael McCurdy ...
Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Light spotting to cover near top. Minor spine sun-fade. Inscribed by author, 1985. 135 p.; 23 cm. Pink stiff paper covers; black titles; seated Hale, silhouette in oval. Bibliography. Index. Biography: Native to Newport NH--where Richards Free Library celebrates her history with the coveted Sarah Josepha Hale Award annually for contributions to literature by a New England-based author--Hale was a 19th century writer, social reformer, and ...
Good in fair dust jacket. Slipcase, lower edge torn across one lower length, and short top spine edge of box. Volume has moderate leather edge wear, seams, spine ends. Small soil patches inside. Repair to seam after Contents. 434, 134 p. Black stamped leather over boards; gilt tltles, front, back, spine. Gilt page blocks. String binding. 6.5x4.25in. Slipcase: black textured paper over boards. Two books in one, all in old German. This bookseller is not an old German, but with help, this seems to ...
Edition: First edition
Binding: Mass-market paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books by arr. w/ Farrar, Straus and Giroux., New York.
Date published: 1969
Description: Gallardo, Gervasio (Cover design by). Very good. Light cover wear. Age-toning. 246 p. Mass-market (rack) paperback. Color artwork on cover. Fiction: Themes of teen years, told with wit. The "Blacking Factory" refers to Charles Dickens's experience at 12 being removed suddenly from school and put to work in a blacking factory. For 20 years, he did not tell of this anguish. Read More
Edition: Presumed 1st with this title
Publisher: Alfred H King., New York.
Date published: 1930
Description: Good. No dust jacket. Surface soiling; small rip at bottom of spine. Page section just beginning to weaken near center. some foreign matter speckling near spine (paint? ). First edition. 314 p. Light olive green cloth with black titles. A Rare publication: the only fantasy novel by Constance Savery, who later authored youth historical novels. First published in England as "Forbidden Doors" in 1929, this work is an unsettling tale of a boy who goes to live in a duplex shared by 2 brothers. The ... Read More
Edition: 1st edition, presumed
Publisher: Self-published. Printers: Roycrofters., New Hampshire / East Aurora NY.
Date published: 1917
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by author. Author inscription w/ signature. Light spine wear. Beautifully designed and bound. Frontispiece tissue in place over steel plate photo. First edition. 127 p. Soft brown leather overlapping spine. Green paper over boards. White stamped titles, front. Brown spine title box, w/ gilt titles. 5.5x8.25in. Untrimmed right & lower blocks. Gilt top. B&W portrait, frontispiece. Red titles inside. Ornate drop caps, red. Feminism / New Hampshire native. ... Read More
Edition: 4th printing of 1946 resetting, 1918 first publication
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf., New York.
Date published: 1979
Description: Dwiggins, W.A. (1946 decorations, typography, binding design by). Fine in fine dust jacket. Few small blemishes. Red Cloth over boards. Gold spine titles, decorative floral art. Blind-stamped front floral graphic. Jacket in light green, blue, cream. Audience: General/trade. Seafaring historical fiction described on back jacket by author, "a pattern of lives in a dilemma I was innately moved to describe" in offering what he did not think of as a novel. Theme in developing characters: "paradox of ... Read More
Edition: #1472; w/ King Features Syndicate, Inc
Publisher: Whitman Publishing, Racine, Wisconsin
Date published: 1938
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. VG-; Spine exterior seam tears, but intact; minor chips, cover blemishes; gauze showing inside front cover. Edgewear; pages yellowed; p25-26. Owner's name in pencil. 425 p. B&W cartoon illustrations. Like the Big Little Books series. Based on the famouse adventure strip, back cover w/ illustration: 4 men at table, single dramatic overhead light. G-man involved in a lot of intrigue and action. Wow, brains and body both! Read More
Edition: "Published April, 1906, Second Impression"
Publisher: McClure, Phillips & Co., New York.
Date published: 1906
Description: Crawford, Will (Illustrations by). Very good. No dust jacket. Slightest spine end or corner wear. Tan tightly woven cloth. White and black illustrated title box. , 37,  p. (first 2 p. and last 3 p. blank),  leaves of plates. 18 cm. Frontispiece and plates facing p. 18, 20, 30 and 34. Classic comic tale in dialect conversation opening with an argument between a shipping clerk and a package recipient: Should an order of pet guinea pigs and larger farm pigs cost the same on delivery. ... Read More
Edition: Complete and Unabridged
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap by arr. w/ J P Lippincott Co., New York.
Date published: 1922
Description: Very good in good dust jacket. Jacet has fased spine, barely readable. DJ edges have short chips, tears. Turquoise cloth over boards. Dark blue titles, cover & spine. Attractive, simple jacket front, white and blue waves cresting against pale blue. Red outlined titles above. 215p. Fiction, a bit of absurdity: Our hero Gissing is a dog who wonders about God and freedom. He goes forth from his comfortable home and finds work first as a floor-walker in a big department store. Freedom is not there. ... Read More
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company., Boston
Date published: 1955
Description: Genders, R A (U.S. Naval Combat cover artwork by). Fair in fair dust jacket. Both have damp stain, front and back upper sections. Red cloth over boards; gold spine titles and decorations. 310 p. 21 cm. Fiction set in the North Atlantic during World War II, featuring Commander George Krause, U.S.N., of the destroyer Keeling. He was leading a protective screen of vessels, convoying 37 Allied merchantmen from America to England, in icy waters. Read More