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1 Adams, Rev. John, A.M. Elegant Anecdotes and Bon-Mots of the Greatest Princes, Politicians, Philosophers, Orators and Wits of Modern Tiimes
London C. And G. Kearsley 1794 3rd Edition Calfskin Fair No Jacket 12mo -- 7 in Tall 
417 pp. Front board present but detached. Moderate to heavy rubbing and scuffing esp. to edges, ribbed spine and bumped corners. Three small bare spots on spine. Bookplate of "The Honorable Edward Monckton, Somerford Hall, County of Stafford" on inside cover and a portion of his signature is on the title page. (Monckton was a career British administrator in colonial India and a prominent Whig politician.) Text generally clean with remarkably little toning. Textblock still strong and in one piece. The selections come from such 18th century worthies as the Prince of Wales, Peter the Great, Henry IV, Sir Isaac Newton, Dr. Johnson, Lord Chesterfield and many others. Old-style typography in which the lower-case letter "s" resembles the letter "f." Photos available on request. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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2 Fortey, Stuart; Kopleck, Horst, et al, Eds HarperCollins German College Dictionary
Glasgow, Scotland, UK HarperCollins 2006 0007224087 / 9780007224081 6th Printing of 5th Edition. Glossy Boards Very Good Good Book 
1382 pp. Remainder slash mark on bottom edge. Crinkling to jacket edges. Binding firm. Text clean, a few pages creased. Massive bilingual dictionary -- German to English; English to German, with 350,000 words. Includes German Spelling Reform, many technological terms. Overweight, will require additional postage. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In 
Price: 16.00 USD
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3 Foster, Robert The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth
NY Del Rey (Ballantine) 1979 0345279751 / 9780345279750 First Paperback Edition Thus. Mass Market Paperback Very Good Book 
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. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall 
Price: 3.00 USD
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4 Newspaper Advertising Bureau American Newspaper Directory
NY George P. Rowell & Co. 1879 Decorative Boards Fair - No Jacket Book 
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). Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Wolff, Ed Why We Do It
NY Macaulay Company 1929 First Edition. Cloth Very Good + No Jacket Book 
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. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in 
Price: 50.00 USD
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