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1 Foster, Robert The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth
NY Del Rey (Ballantine) 1979 0345279751 / 9780345279750 First Paperback Edition Thus Mass Market Paperback Very Good 12mo -- 7 in Tall 
575 pp. Some rubbing on spine corners and lightly thumbed. Small 2-in crease on right side of front cover. No markings, sprine sturby. An alphabetical encyclopedia of names, places and things in the fantasy novels of J.R.R. Tolkien. Most entries about about 50-100 words long. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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2 Newspaper Advertising Bureau American Newspaper Directory
NY George P. Rowell & Co. 1879 Decorative Boards Fair - No Jacket Reference 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall 
532 pp. Boards present but detached, spine cloth missing. Textblock intact. Pencil squiggles and arithmetic on endpapers. Publication date not present but likely 1879 or 1880, considering references to 1870 Census and dated quotations about newspapers. A quarterly listing of all newspapers and periodicals in the U.S., arranged by state and city. Most of the newspapers are now long gone or merged. Rear sections include lists of specialized publications by topic; foreign language newspapers; Canadian publications, plus several dozen pages of ads for individual newspapers seeking advertising. Formerly owned by Herbert "Tippen" Davidson Jr., deceased publisher of the Daytona Beach News-Journal (now owned by the New Media Investment chain). 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 Wolff, Ed Why We Do It
NY Macaulay Company 1929 First Edition Cloth Very Good + No Jacket 8vo -- 8.25 in 
303 pp. Light fading and soil on orange cloth cover. Light spine slant. Text clean and still bright. Inscribed in legible ink script on front end paper to Harry Frieberg, Los Angeles, dated 10/14/30. "Rarely, Harry, do I offer presentation copies of my writing, but you're an exception, old chap, Sincerely, Ed Wolff. A collection of about 50 brief essays giving a humorous history of various customs and beliefs. Examples of topics: Why We Chew Gum, Why We Kiss, Why We Mourn in Black, Why Ladies Use Rouge, Why We Enjoy Oysters, Why Men Like Bright Ties...and, perhaps most fundamentally, Why We Ask Why. Scarce copy. Photos upon request. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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