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BASEBALL/FOOTBALL

 

JUVENILIA

 

THE DUKE SNIDER STORY by Irwin Winehouse (1964, Messner).   Ex-lib hardcover w/ jacket (protected by mylar but faded). Tape and glue residue on endpapers. Upper corner of ffep torn off. Binding sound. Good reading copy. $3

 

SANDY KOUFAX by Jerry Mitchell (1966, Grosset & Dunlap). Ex-school lib pictorial hardcover, no jacket, very worn (tearing of upper spine has been glued). Residue inside rear cover from pocket removal.   Many library stamps. Binding sound. Good reading copy. $3

 

LUKE GOES TO BAT by Rachel Isadora (2005, Putnam).   Softcover picture book in very good condition (prev owner mailing label on back cover). $1

 

LITTLE LEFTY and SHORTSTOP FROM TOKYO by Matt Christopher (1993, 1970, Little, Brown).   Softcovers. LL is very good. Shortstop is ex-lib and worn. $1 each.

 

SQUEEZE PLAY: Rookies #2 by Mark Freeman (1990, Ballantine).   Mass market paperback very good, clean, sound, square. $1.50

 

HEAT by Mike Lupica (2007, Scholastic).  Trade paperback good (chip out of the back cover upper edge).  $1.50

 

WONDER BOY by William Heuman (1964, Scholastic). Very worn/tan mass market paperback. Inch loss at upper end of spine. $1

 

THE FINAL TOUCHDOWN by Bernard Palmer (Tyndale). Orig publ 1956, this is a softcover newer reprint from the mid-80s. A Danny Orlis adventure series. Light wear/tanning.  $1

 

TOM HARMON AND THE GREAT GRIDIRON PLOT by Jay Dender (1946, Whitman). Hardcover with jacket (has some wear, now in mylar). No writing or marks; tanned. Binding sound. $6

 

PRO QUARTERBACKS by Jim DuFresne (1982, School Book Fairs).   Worn, tanned. Prev owner name on title page; no other writing. Binding sound. $2

 

FOOTBALL TOP 10: Your Guide to the NFL’s Best by Matt Marini (2002, DK). Large format softcover showing a little wear. Clean, sound. $1.50

 

SUPER BOWL by Leonard Kessler (1991, Dell). Early reader. Worn softcover. No writing.   $1

 

KICK, PASS, AND RUN by Leonard Kessler (1996, Harper).  An I Can Read Book Level 2.  $1

FICTION/LITERATURE

 

PAST THE BLEACHERS by Christopher Bohjalian (1992, Carroll & Graf).  Ex-lib hardcover with jacket in mylar; a little skewed.  Ffep torn out.  Little league ball as vehicle for a larger story.  3 stars.  $7.50

 

SCREWBALL by David Ferrell (2004, HarperCollins).   Trade paperback very good. No writing. Sound, square. Murder and mayhem at Fenway. $5

 

BANG THE DRUM SLOWLY by Mark Harris (1956, Knopf). BCE hardcover w/ dust jacket showing some wear. Clean, sound. Well done.   $7

 

FIELDER’S CHOICE: An Anthology of Baseball Fiction edited by Jerome Holtzman (1979, HBJ). Hardcover with worn jacket. Bottom corner of back cover exposed to damp; text unaffected. No writing or marks. 29 selections.   $8.50

 

SHOELESS JOE by W.P. Kinsella (1989, Ballantine).   Mass market paperback good, clean, tight. Basis for the movie “Field of Dreams”.   $3 Also, THE IOWA BASEBALL CONFEDERACY (1991, Ballantine).   Mass market paperback; clean, tight.   Wraps showing some wear, creasing.   $3 And, THE THRILL OF THE GRASS (1984, Penguin). Trade paperback worn; tape repair at upper spine. Eleven short stories. $4 One more, BOX SOCIALS (1991, Ballantine). Trade paperback very good. Western Canada’s Garrison Keillor who also happens to be a card-carrying scout for the Braves. $5

 

ROUND UP: The Stories of Ring Lardner by Ring Lardner (1929, Scribner’s). Hardcover, no jacket. Prev owner info on ffep. 35 stories, only 6 of them about baseball but I could not not include Lardner. $8

 

THE NATURAL by Bernard Malamud (1973, Pocket). Mass market paperback. Prev owner name inside front cover. Tanned, sound. $3

 

FENCES by August Wilson (1986, Plume). Trade paperback, used stickers on spine/back cover.   Green stain along lower edge of back cover. Prev owner working their budget on rear flyleaves in pencil. Text clean. Binding sound. Pulitzer-winning play about black baseball as the fences of segregation were coming down.   $3.50

 

THE CURIOUS CASE OF SIDD FINCH by George Plimpton (1987, Macmillan). BCE hardcover w/ very good dust jacket (two small tape repairs along upper edge).   Clean, sound. Buddhism meets baseball. $7

 

THE GREAT AMERICAN NOVEL by Philip Roth (1974, Bantam).  Mass market paperback good, clean, sound.  Ten times the words at half the price.  Roth is the master.  Never heard of the Patriot League?  You’re in for a treat.  $3

 

POE’S RUN & OTHER POEMS by M’Cready Sykes (1904, Cannon Press). Worn hardcover w/ prev owner info on ffep. Rear hinge cracked. Yale football poetry. $20

 

SIX DAYS TO SUNDAY by Bernard Brunner (1975, McGraw-Hill). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket—very good. Clean, sound, square.   $7

 

CAN’T DANCE by Max Crawford (1989, Atheneum).   Hardcover in very good jacket (light wear, small abrasions on front from sticker removal). No writing or marks. Sound, square. Southwest Conference college football. $8

 

ROUGH & TUMBLE by Mark Bavaro (2008, St. Martin’s).   Ex-lib hardcover with dust jacket in mylar (upper corner of front panel cut off). Written by ex-NFL player. $8

 

HISTORY/CULTURE

 

ROAR RESTORED: Detroit Tigers ’06 (2006, Detroit Free Press). Softcover, 127 pgs. $5

 

DETROIT TIGERS YEARBOOKS: 1989 and 1994.  1989 in exc cond,  $6.50,  1994 in good cond, $4

 

THE DETROIT TIGERS: An Illustrated History by Joe Falls (1989, Prentice Hall). Large format softcover with some wear. No writing or marks; binding sound. $7

 

BLESS YOU BOYS: Diary of the Detroit Tigers’ 1984 Season by Sparky Anderson (1984, Contemporary). Hardcover in nearly new dust jacket (upper corners of boards bumped).   No writing or marks; binding tight, square. World Series edition. $9

 

TUNED TO BASEBALL by Ernie Harwell (1985, Diamond Communications). Hardcover in worn, unclipped dust jacket. Boards very good; clean, no writing or marks. Short split developing at front endpapers but o/w sound, square. $7

 

ERNIE HARWELL: Stories from My Life in Baseball (2001, Detroit Free Press). Nearly new trade paperback. No writing or marks; clean. Binding tight. $6

 

THE FINAL SEASON: Fathers, Sons, and One Last Season in a Classic American Ballpark by Tom Stanton (2001, St. Martin’s). Trade paperback showing some wear. No writing; binding sound. The ballpark is Tiger Stadium and Stanton was there for all the home games in ’99. A love affair. Inscribed by the author.   $5

 

OCTOBER 1964 by David Halberstam (1994, Villard).   Very good hardcover in very good jacket. Prev owner name on ffep; no other writing. Yankees vs. Cardinals and its larger social significance. $9

 

THE TEAMMATES: A Portrait of a Friendship by David Halberstam (2003, Hyperion). Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket; exposed to moisture at lower end of spine resulting in some staining. No writing; binding tight. Ted Williams, Dom Dimaggio, Johnny Pesky, and Bobby Doerr—very good.   $6

 

TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY IN MUDVILLE: A Lifelong Passion for Baseball by Stephen Jay Gould (2003, Norton).  Ex-lib hardcover with mylared jacket.  Baseball for the thinking person.  $9

 

BASEBALL: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey Ward and Ken Burns with essayists (1994, Knopf). Large hardcover with jacket in very good condition. Companion volume to PBS series stands alone. 486 pages.   SOLD

 

THE OLD BALL GAME: How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball by Frank Deford (2005, Atlantic Monthly).   Trade paperback very good—uncorrected proof. No writing or marks; binding tight. $5

 

BASEBALL’S GREAT TEAMS: Boston Red Sox by Henry Berry (1975, Collier). Trade paperback has some wear; small price stickers on front cover. No writing or marks; binding tight, square. $4

 

BASEBALL IN THE ‘30s: A Decade of Survival by Donald Honig (1989, Crown). Hardcover, no jacket, has been damaged by damp but still contains many, many useful, clean pictures of players during the ‘30s. Free

 

THE EASTERN STARS: How Baseball Changed the Dominican Town of San Pedro de Macoris by Mark Kurlansky (2010, Riverhead).   Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket.   Clean, tight, nearly new! And very good.   $8

 

STOLEN SEASON: A Journey Through America and Baseball’s Minor Leagues by David Lamb (1991, Random House). Hardcover in very good jacket (mild wear to dj). Clean, sound. $9

 

PLAY BALL: The Life and Troubled Times of Major League Baseball by John Feinstein (1993, Villard). Hardcover in very good jacket (barely a trace of wear). Clean, sharp, sound. $10

 

FIVE SEASONS: A Baseball Companion by Roger Angell (1977, Simon and Schuster). Hardcover in jacket (showing some wear). Gift inscription on ffep. Skewed binding “breaking” in a few spots, but all pages secure. $6

 

MEN AT WORK: The Craft of Baseball by George Will (1990, Macmillan). Hardcover in very good unclipped jacket (gloss is dulled). Clean, sound.   $9

 

THE BRONX ZOO by Sparky Lyle and Peter Golenbock (1979, Crown). Hardcover, no jacket.   Black boards a little warped but no sign of water damage. Clean, sound. $7

 

THE YANKEES READER edited by Weinberger and Riley (1991, Houghton Mifflin). Trade paperback clean, sound. Great collection of baseball fact, fiction and opinion from some of America’s most renowned writers. $5

 

THE 10 BEST YEARS OF BASEBALL: An Informal History of the Fifties by Harold Rosenthal (1981, Van Norstrand Reinhold). Trade paperback in very good condition.   Clean, tight, very minimal wear.   $5

 

WRIGLEYWORLD: A Season in Baseball’s Best Neighborhood by Kevin Kaduk (2006, NAL). Hardcover in very good jacket; remainder mark. All else clean, binding sound. Sportswriter takes a year off (2005) to devote to the Cubs. $7.50

 

3 NIGHTS IN AUGUST: Strategy, Heartbreak, and Joy Inside the Mind of a Manager by Buzz Bissinger (2005, Houghton Mifflin).   Hardcover in nearly new dust jacket.   Clean, sound. The manager is Tony La Russa, Cards vs Cubs, the author also wrote Friday Night Lights. $10

 

THE BOYS OF SUMMER by Roger Kahn (1972, Harper & Row).   Ex-lib hardcover, dust jacket in mylar.   Pocket on ffep. Worn but still very readable. $7

 

THE CROOKED PITCH: The Curveball in American Baseball History by Martin Quigley (1984, Algonquin). Hardcover, no jacket, only lightly shelfworn. A little reading soil but no writing (an errant, marginal pen slash). $7

 

ALL THE HOME RUN KINGS by Arthur Daley (1972, Putnam).   Hardcover in fair jacket (abrasion in upper corner of front panel, edgeworn w/ closed tears, spine faded).   No writing. Sound. $4

 

BASEBALL STARS 1987 by Dan Schlossberg (1987, Contemporary).   Softcover nearly new. No writing or marks. $6

 

THE LOVE OF BASEBALL (2005, Publications Intl). Compilation of facts and figures accompanied by photos.   320 pages, hardcover in very good jacket. No writing, clean, tight.   $6.50

 

GLOVE AFFAIRS: The Romance, History, and Tradition of the Baseball Glove by Noah Liberman (2003, Triumph). Hardcover w/ dust jacket only very lightly worn; brief gift inscription on ffep. Who’d’ve thought there was so much to know about gloves? $7

 

THE RIPKEN WAY: A Manual for Baseball and Life by Cal Ripken, Sr. with Larry Burke (1999, Pocket Books). Hardcover with dust jacket very good (dj has two closed tears along edges). Clean, sound. $6

 

HOW COULD YOU TRADE BILLY PIERCE? Essays and Analyses of MLB’s Best Pitchers (1901-2005) by Mark Plawecki (2006, Word Assoc).   302 pgs. Trade paperback inscribed by author showing a little wear (front corner creased). All else very good; clean, sound, square. Introduces the Michigan author’s statistical system known as PAPA (Park Adjusted Pitching Average). $10

 

EVERY PITCHER TELLS A STORY: Letters Gathered by a Devoted Baseball Fan by Seth Swirsky (1999, Times). Ex-lib hardcover w/ jacket covered by library mylar. Pocket on ffep. Charming! Every other page is a reproduction of a letter or document from someone in major league baseball, revealing not just in content but also penmanship and letterhead, the heart of the game. The facing pages provide photograph and context for each letter. $9

 

SATCHEL PAIGE’S AMERICA by William Price Fox (2005, U of Alabama Press). Ex-lib trade paperback very good, preserved with library laminate. Binding tight. $4.50

 

PEN MEN: Baseball’s Greatest Bullpen Stories Told by the Men Who Brought the Game Relief by Bob Cairns (1993, St. Martin’s ). Trade paperback worn; prev owner name in pencil on blurb page. Binding sound. $5

 

ONLY THE BALL WAS WHITE: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams by Robert Peterson (1984, McGraw-Hill).   Trade paperback exposed to dampness along upper edge; rippled. No writing; binding sound. $5

 

THE RISE OF JAPANESE BASEBALL POWER by Robert Obojski (1975, Chilton). No dust jacket. Hardcover good, clean condition, light wear. $20

 

NOW WAIT A MINUTE, CASEY! by Maury Allen (1965, Doubleday).   Ex-lib hardcover in mylar-covered jacket well-worn. Pocket on rear fep. NY Mets: the early years. $6

 

A DREAM SEASON by Gary Carter & John Hough Jr. (1987, HBJ). Hardcover in excellent dust jacket. Remainder mark; o/w clean, tight. 1986 Mets. $9

 

IF AT FIRST…: A Season with the Mets by Keith Hernandez and Mike Bryan (1986, McGraw-Hill). Hardcover in exc dust jacket. Clean, tight. 1985 Mets. $10

 

BALLS by Graig Nettles and Peter Golenbock (1984, Putnam’s). Hardcover in very good dust jacket (light wear at bottom edge of spine). Clean, tight, square. ’83 Yankees. $8

 

SIXTY-ONE: The Team, the Record, the Men by Tony Kubek and Terry Pluto (1987, Macmillan). Hardcover in very good jacket. Clean, tight. Maris’ record-breaking 61 homers written by his teammate. $9

 

BASEBALL FOR THE LOVE OF IT: Hall of Famers Tell It Like It Was by Anthony Connor (1982, Macmillan). Hardcover in very good jacket. Clean, sound. The greats in their own words. $10   Also available in very good trade paperback. $6

 

SPARTAN SEASONS: How Baseball Survived the Second World War by Richard Goldstein (1980, Macmillan). Hardcover in exc dust jacket. No writing or marks; clean, tight. $9

 

BASEBALL: The Lives Behind the Seams by Maury Allen (1990, Macmillan). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good. No writing or marks; clean. Binding tight, square. Stories of unsung heroes. $8

 

BASEBALL AS I HAVE KNOWN IT by Fred Lieb (1977, Ace). Mass market paperback worn w/ bookdealer stamp on teaser page. Sound reading copy. $3

 

THE DIAMOND REVOLUTION: The Prospects for Baseball after the Collapse of its Ruling Class by Neil Sullivan (1992, St. Martin’s).   Hardcover in unclipped jacket like new.   No writing (faint remainder mark); clean, tight. $7

 

FAIR BALL: A Fan’s Case for Baseball by Bob Costas (2000, Broadway). Hardcover in dust jacket, both excellent. Clean, tight. $7

 

MONEYBALL: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis (2003, Norton). Like new hardcover with unclipped jacket; sharp, crisp, clean. Binding tight. $8.50

 

WHEN YOU COME TO A FORK IN THE ROAD, TAKE IT! by Yogi Berra with Dave Kaplan (2001, Hyperion). Hardcover in dust jacket, both excellent. Thumbprint on outer page edges; o/w clean, tight. Part memoir, mostly baseball. $6

 

THE UMPIRE STRIKES BACK by Ron Luciano and David Fisher (1982, Bantam). Hardcover in edgeworn dust jacket (inch-long closed tear on front panel). No writing; sound. Part memoir, mostly funny. $7

 

STRIKE TWO by Ron Luciano and David Fisher (1985, Bantam).   Mass market paperback sound, clean.   An umpire with a sense of humor.   $3

 

BALL FOUR: My Life and Hard Times Throwing the Knuckleball in the Big Leagues by Jim Bouton (1970, World Publ). Second printing. Hardcover in good, clipped jacket (half-inch tear at upper spine). No writing. $10

 

BALL FOUR PLUS BALL FIVE: An Update 1970-1980 by Jim Bouton (1982, Stein & Day).   Trade paperback inscribed by the author inside the front cover. Light wear; tendency of wraps to curl, one corner creased. $15

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H G Bissinger (1990, Harper). Trade paperback read many times. A season with a Texas high school team. “Exciting, funny, and, above all, horrifying.” Tracy Kidder   $5

 

STILL KICKING: My Journey as the First Woman to Play Division I College Football by Katie Hnida (2006, Scribner).   Hardcover in very good jacket; remainder mark. $8

 

THE BIG ONE by Bill Cromartie (1981, Gridiron Leisure Press). Second edition. Hardcover, no jacket.   Binding’s a little wonky. Brief analysis/summary (2-3 pgs) of every single U-M/OSU game from 1897 to 1981. $8

 

HIGH HOPES: Taking the Purple to Pasadena by Gary Barnett with Vahe Gregorian (1996, Warner). Hardcover in very good jacket. Perennial bottom-dweller of the Big 10 heads to the Rose Bowl. Well done. Anecdote concerning the game against Michigan worth the price right there.   $7

 

UNDER THE TARNISHED DOME: How Notre Dame Betrayed Its Ideals for Football Glory by Don Yaeger and Douglas Looney (1993, Simon & Schuster). Hardcover in very good jacket. Clean, sound. The Lou Holtz years.   $8.50

 

FOR BROWNS FANS ONLY! Wonderful Stories Celebrating the Incredible Fans of the Cleveland Browns by Rich Wolfe (undated, Lone Wolfe Press). Hardcover in exc jacket.   “If you are a Browns fan, this book is the soundtrack of your life.”   $8

 

SUNDAY’S HEROES: NFL Legends Talk About the Times of Their Lives by Richard Whittingham (2003, Triumph Books).   Hardcover in jacket very good.   Brief anecdotes require deep knowledge of NFL history for best appreciation. 220 pages. $12

 

PRO FOOTBALL’S GREAT MOMENTS by Jack Clary (1981, Bonanza).  Hardcover in edgeworn jacket with tape repairs.  No writing or marks; clean.  Sound.  Relive the Thanksgiving Day Massacre of ’62 when the Lions feasted on Green Bay turkey like never before (or again).  $8

 

FOOTBALL AMERICA: Celebrating Our National Passion text by Phil Barber and Ray Didinger (1996, Turner Publ). Ex-lib large format hardcover with jacket. Pictorial paean to the sport from scrub to the bigs.   Great pics! 256 pages all in full color. $8

 

PRIDE: The Official Magazine of the Detroit Lions Vol. 1 Issue 5, October 17, 2004, Lions vs. Packers. Light wear, clean, sound. $10

 

REFERENCE/INSTRUCTIONAL

 

FUNGOES, FLOATERS AND FORK BALLS: A Colorful Baseball Dictionary by Patrick Ercolano (1987, Prentice-Hall). Trade paperback very good, clean, tight. Chockful of helpful information. Ever wondered why K is used for a strikeout? It’s in here. $5

 

THE BASEBALL ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Complete and Official Record of Major League Baseball (1990, Macmillan). Eighth edition hardcover in jacket very good (light edgewear to jacket).   Clean, sound. 2781 pages.   SOLD

 

JAPAN PRO BASEBALL GUIDE 1936-1974 compiled and edited by Edward Broder. 42 pgs, softcover in English. White wraps tanned, light soil. No writing or marks. Staple binding sound. $100

 

WHAT TIME IS IT? YOU MEAN NOW? by Yogi Berra with Dave Kaplan (2002, Hyperion). Hardcover in dust jacket very good (dj has lost a little of its gloss). Clean, tight. Anecdotal life lessons. $6

 

AMERICAN LEAGUE 1983 RED BOOK: Official Media Guide   Light soil on red wraps; all else like new. No writing or marks.   Sound, square. $4.50

 

HOW TO HIT by Johnny Mize as told to Murray Kaufman (1953, Henry Holt). No jacket. Hardcover boards soiled/worn (splitting along spine edge). Prev owner name on spine and ffep. Text clean, binding sound. Includes anecdotes. $4.50

 

COACHING YOUTH FOOTBALL by John McCarthy Jr (1995, Betterway Books).   Trade paperback in exc cond. 2nd edition. $5

 

MICHIGAN ’97 FOOTBALL GUIDE Preview of ’97 season, player bios/stats, UM football history—352 pages, large softcover in exc cond. Exhaustive. $10

 

FOOTBALL STATS: 2004 Edition by Footballguys.com.   Spiral-bound lightly worn.   Clean. 361 pages. $7

 

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR

 

CLEMENTE! by Kal Wagenheim (1973, Praeger). Hardcover in very good jacket (half-inch closed tear at upper spine). No writing or marks; clean. Binding sound, square. $9

 

COACH: Lessons on the Game of Life by Michael Lewis (2005, Norton). Small hardcover with white (lightly soiled) jacket. Gift inscription inside front cover. Binding tight. Author of Moneyball.   $3

 

COMEBACK by Dave Dravecky with Tim Stafford (1990, Zondervan). Trade paperback has some wear.   Prev owner stamp inside front cover, blind stamp on 3 prelim pages; text clean. Binding sound. Major league pitcher battles cancer in his pitching arm. $5

 

LITTLE LEAGUE CONFIDENTIAL: One Coach’s Completely Unauthorized Tale of Survival by Bill Geist (1992, Macmillan). Very good hardcover in unclipped jacket. Clean, sound, humorous. Having coached t-ball one unforgettable summer, it works.   $7

 

BETWEEN THE LINES: One Athlete’s Struggle to Escape the Nightmare of Addiction by Steve Howe with Jim Greenfield (1989, Masters Press). Hardcover in unclipped but edgeworn jacket. No writing; binding tight. Author is from Clarkston. $7

 

BEHIND THE MASK: My Double Life in Baseball by Dave Pallone with Alan Steinberg (Signet, 1991). Mass market paperback. Prev bookdealer stamp on title page. O/w clean, sound. Gay umpire in the bigs.   $3

 

THE ROAD TO COOPERSTOWN: A Father, Two Sons, and the Journey of a Lifetime by Tom Stanton (2004, St. Martin’s). Trade paperback very good. Stanton is a Michigan author, raised in Detroit. Excellent!! $6

 

IT’S ANYBODY’S BALLGAME by Joe Garagiola (1988, Contemporary).   Hardcover in very good unclipped dust jacket. No writing or marks; tanning, clean. Binding sound, square. $9

 

THE POWER AND THE DARKNESS: The Life of Josh Gibson in the Shadows of the Game by Mark Ribowsky (1996, Simon & Schuster).   Hardcover in exc dust jacket. No writing or marks. Binding tight. $8

 

THE TOMMY JOHN STORY by Tommy & Sally John with Joe Musser (1978, Revell). Dodgers pitcher comes back from injury with God’s help. Ex-lib hardcover with jacket; glue residue from pocket removal on rfep. $5

 

BREAKOUT: From Prison to the Big Leagues by Ron LeFlore with Jim Hawkins (1978, Harper & Row). Hardcover in good jacket (inch-long closed tear on back panel); upper corners bumped. Clean, sound. $9

 

SAY HEY: The Autobiography of Willie Mays by Willie Mays with Lou Sahadi (1988, Simon & Schuster). Hardcover in unclipped jacket; light wear, remainder mark. $8

 

CARDBOARD GODS: An All-American Tale by Josh Wilker (2011, Algonquin Books). Ex-lib trade paperback laminated for long-life. Memoir told through the trope of a childhood collection of ‘70s era baseball cards. Excellent.   $5

 

DITKA: An Autobiography by Mike Ditka with Don Pierson (1986, Bonus Books). Hardcover in lightly edgeworn jacket. No writing; binding sound.   $7

 

DA COACH: Irreverent Stories from Mike Ditka’s Players, Coaches, and Friends by Rich Wolfe (1999, Triumph). Hardcover in very good jacket. Maybe I need to be from Chicago? $7

 

QUIET STRENGTH: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy with Nathan Whitaker (2007, Tyndale). Hardcover in very good dust jacket. No writing or marks.   Binding sound, square. First African-American coach to win the Super Bowl.   From Jackson, Michigan. $8

 

WOODY HAYES AND THE 100-YARD WAR by Jerry Brondfield (1975, Berkley). Well-worn mass market paperback. A few small stains; no writing or marks. Binding sound. $2

 

NIGHT TRAIN LANE: Life of Hall of Famer Richard “Night Train” Lane by Mike Burns (2000, Eakin Press). Trade paperback very good. Night Train played for the Detroit Lions from 1960-65. Signed by subject Lane, inscribed by author Burns on title page. No other writing or marks. Binding tight. $23.50

 

HEART OF A LION: The Wild and Woolly Life of Bobby Layne by Bob St. John (1991, Taylor Publ).  Hardcover in jacket only lightly worn with a gift inscription on ffep.  “”He never lost a game in his life.  Once in a while time ran out on him.”  Doak Walker  $25

 

I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW …’CAUSE I GET BETTER-LOOKING EVERY DAY by Joe Willie Namath with Dick Schaap (1969, Random House).   BCE hardcover with lightly worn jacket.   No writing or marks; clean, sound.   Brash… but he delivered. $8

 

BRIAN PICCOLO: A Short Season by Jeannie Morris (1971, Rand McNally). Hardcover in edgeworn jacket (two-inch closed tear on back). Prev owner name/info on ffep; text clean. $7

 

BARRY SANDERS: Now You See Him… by Barry Sanders with Mark McCormick (2003, Emmis).  Very good hardcover in vg jacket.  Clean; no writing.  Includes DVD still sealed in orig envelope.  $12

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BIRDS

 

 

THE RUFFED GROUSE BOOK & THE WOODCOCK BOOK by George Bird Evans (1988, Amwell).   Double volume set in slipcase; woodcock book appears unread, grouse book has faded spine, slipcase excellent w/ handsome pen & ink renderings of the birds by Evans. No writing or marks.  SOLD

 

RAISING GAME BIRDS by Dan Scheid (1970, Highsmith). Trade paperback good, clean, sound. $3.50

 

JUST EAGLES by Alan Hutchinson, photography by Bill Silliker, Jr. (2000, Willow Creek Press).   Inscribed by Hutchinson and Silliker on title page. Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket very good. No other writing or marks.   $30

 

RED-TAILS IN LOVE: A Wildlife Drama in Central Park by Marie Winn (1999, Vintage). Trade paperback very good. Clean, sound. $5

 

LAST OF THE CURLEWS by Fred Bodsworth, illustrated by T M Shortt (1955, Dodd, Mead).  Hardcover in a jacket (tape-repaired).  Clean, sound.  Heart-breaking.  $10

 

ALL THINGS RECONSIDERED: My Birding Adventures by Roger Tory Peterson (2006, Houghton Mifflin). Ex-lib hardcover w/ jacket very good. Clean, tight, appears unread.   A collection of his articles for Bird Watcher’s Digest. $8

 

WIDEAWAKE ISLAND: The Story of the B.O.U. Centenary Expedition to Ascension by Bernard Stonehouse (1960, Hutchinson).  Hardcover with worn jacket (preserved with mylar now).  No writing or marks.  Sound.  B.O.U.–British Ornithologists’ Union.  $9

 

I LIVE WITH BIRDS by Hance Roy Ivor (1968, Follett).  Hardcover with worn jacket.  Marginalia; notation on inner jacket flap indicates that this book was a gift from the author.  The story of Ivor and his songbird sanctuary in Ontario.   $8

 

A HUMMINGBIRD IN MY HOUSE: The Story of Squeak  by Arnette Heidcamp (1990, Crown).  Hardcover with jacket very good; light wear to boards.  No writing or marks.  Lavishly illustrated w/ photos of Squeak.  $6  And  BLUEBIRDS IN MY HOUSE by Heidcamp (1997, Crown).  Hardcover  with jacket like new.  $5

 

THE BIG YEAR: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession by Mark Obmascik (2004, Free Press).  Hardcover in very good dust jacket.  No writing; a little bit of reading soil.  Humorous adventures of the seriously crazy world of competitive birding.  $7

 

RETURN OF THE OSPREY: A Season of Flight and Wonder by David Gessner (2001, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill).  Ex-lib hardcover in very good jacket in mylar.  Ospreys on Cape Cod.  $7

 

ON THE WING: To the Edge of the Earth wth the Peregrine Falcon by Alan Tennant (2004, Knopf). Signed hardcover in unclipped jacket very good. Light edgewear to jacket. $11

 

CONVERSATIONS WITH A BARRED OWL: The Confessions of a New Bird Watcher by Margaret Clarkson (1975, Zondervan). Hardcover w/ rubbed, worn jacket deaccessioned from a nature preserve library.   Covers all birds within Clarkson’s range (the title is misleading) from a Christian perspective. $5

 

AN OWL CAME TO STAY by Claire Rome (1980, Crown). Ex-lib hardcover with mylared jacket. Tales of owl rehabilitation in England. $5

 

THE OWL PAPERS by Jonathan Maslow (1983, Dutton). Hardcover, no jacket. Prev owner name stamped on title page. Tracking owls in the greater NYC area. Told with humor and intelligence. $9

 

A SKETCHBOOK OF NEW ZEALAND BIRDS by Molly Falla (1966, Reed).  Hardcover in mylar-preserved dust jacket very good with prev owner name on ffep.   $6.50

 

BIRD AMBULANCE by Arline Thomas (1971, Scribner’s). Hardcover w/ worn jacket. Prev owner stamp on ffep marked out, stamp on rear fep. Binding sound, cocked. Tales of rehabilitation in NYC. $6

 

BIRD BRAINS: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies, and Jays by Candace Savage (1995, Sierra Club). Large format hardcover w/ jacket (one-inch tear tape-repaired). Illustrated w/ beautiful color photography.   Remainder. $10

 

CROW PLANET: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness by Lyanda Haupt (2009, Little, Brown). Hardcover in jacket nearly new. No writing or marks (exc for remainder mark on upper edges). Jacket crisp, binding sound.   $7.50

 

WILDLIFE IN NORTH AMERICA: Birds by R.D. Lawrence (1974, Chilton). Ex-private school lib. Library-bound in plain buckram boards. Penny-size abrasion on final page (index). Has seen little usage; binding tight. $6

 

THE FALCONER OF CENTRAL PARK by Donald Knowler (1984, Karz-Cohl). Hardcover in clipped dust jacket lightly worn/faded. Gift inscription on dedication page. Month-by-month nature chronicle of Central Park, focusing on its birdlife. $8

 

GREAT POSSESSIONS: An Amish Farmer’s Journal by David Kline (1990, North Point).   Trade paperback; creasing on back cover. No writing. Mostly birds, not entirely. A quiet classic from Ohio. $5

 

BIRDS IN THE GARDEN AND HOW TO ATTRACT THEM by Margaret McKenny (1939, Univ of Minnesota Press). Hardcover, no jacket, with wear.   Inscription on ffep. Some play in the binding but o/w sound, square.   Included among its illustrations many beautiful color plates. $10

 

WINGS AT MY WINDOW by Ada Clapham Govan (1947, Macmillan). Hardcover in worn dust jacket. Prev owner address label and gift inscription on ffep. Charming observations of birdlife in suburban Boston mid-1930s, right until the author shoots the hawks that come to prey upon the songbirds. $5

 

BEYOND THE BIRD FEEDER: The Habits and Behavior of Feeding-Station Birds When They are not at your Feeder by John Dennis (1981, Knopf). Hardcover in lightly worn dust jacket. Clean, sound. $8

 

PRIVATE LIVES OF GARDEN BIRDS by Calvin Simonds (1984, Rodale). Hardcover in lightly worn jacket. $7

 

1001 QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT BIRDS by Allan Cruickshank and Helen Cruickshank (1958, Dodd, Mead). Worn hardcover, no jacket.   Front fep removed. Tape residue and large abrasions on endpapers.   Binding sound. $5

 

BILL ODDIE’S LITTLE BLACK BIRD BOOK: The Truth about Bird-Watching by Bill Oddie (1980, Eyre Methuen). Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket very good. Clean, tight. British humor. $6

 

THE BEAK OF THE FINCH by Jonathan Weiner (1995, Vintage). Trade paperback very good; clean, sound. A return to the Galapagos. $6

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE PURPLE MARTIN by J.K. Wade (1966, self-published).   Hardcover, no jacket. Prev owner address label on ffep (scribbled-out).   Binding sound, square. $5

 

STOKES PURPLE MARTIN BOOK: The Complete Guide to Attracting and Housing Purple Martins by Donald and Lillian Stokes and Justin Brown (1997, Little, Brown).   Large format softcover very good.   $3.50

 

DUCKS: Art, Legend, History by Anna Giorgetti (1992, Little, Brown). Slim hardcover in clipped dust jacket very good but w/ gift inscription on ffep. Remainder mark. $5

 

THE GEESE OF BEAVER BOG by Bernd Heinrich (2004, HarperCollins). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very fine.   Written by a gifted author and observer. Canada geese in Vermont.   $8

 

HERE AM I–WHERE ARE YOU? The Behavior of the Greylag Goose by Konrad Lorenz (1991, HBJ).  Hardcover in dust jacket like new.  Remainder mark; no other writing.  Animal behaviorism extrapolated to human psychology by Nobel winner Lorenz.  $8

 

SIX CAME FLYING by Marquis MacSwiney of Mashanaglass (1972, Knopf). Hardcover, no jacket. Inscription inside front cover messily scribbled out. Mute swans in Germany. $6

 

FAIRWEATHER DUCK by Vincent Dethier (1970, Walker). BCE hardcover in worn jacket. Inscribed on ffep. Charming. Biology professor and his family raise an unknown breed of duckling with great intelligence and curiosity on the Maine coast. $7

 

THE LOON: Voice of the Wilderness by Joan Dunning (1991, Houghton Mifflin).  Oblong softcover very good w/ a little wear at corners of wraps.  No writing; clean.  Includes directions for making nesting platforms.  $5

 

WATERFOWL TOMORROW (1964, US Dept of the Interior). Hardcover, no jacket. 770 pages.   Clean, sound. Very fine collection of writings; incl fold-out map of N American waterfowl gathering places in exc cond. $10

 

PEG LEG PETE by Mel Ellis (1973, Holt Rinehart Winston). Hardcover in unclipped jacket; prev owner name inside front cover.   Rehabilitation of a mallard drake.   $6

 

THE FLIGHT OF THE SNOW GEESE by Des and Jen Bartlett (1975, Stein and Day).   Hardcover in stained jacket recounts the filming of the Emmy-winning movie. Clean, sound. $7

 

STOREY’S GUIDE TO RAISING DUCKS: Breeds, Care, Health by Dave Holderread (2001, Storey).  Nearly new trade paperback.  $6

 

RAISING YOUR OWN TURKEYS by Leonard Mercia (1981, Storey).  Nearly new trade paperback.  140 pgs.  $5

 

FOWL! Bird Flu: It’s Not What You Think by Dr. Sherri Tenpenny (2006, Insight Publ).  Trade paperback with light wear.  No writing or marks; clean.  Binding tight.  $5

 

RAISING POULTRY THE MODERN WAY by Leonard Mercia (1982, Garden Way). Trade paperback good; light wear/soil to wraps. Text tan, clean. Binding sound. $5

 

FOWL TALES: Henhouse Humor and Other Stories from the Coop by Stan Perkins (2002, Broadblade Press). Signed by this Michigan author on the title page. Trade paperback very good.   $15

 

HOME TO ROOST: A Backyard Farmer Chases Chickens Through the Ages by Bob Sheasley (2008, St. Martin’s). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket like new.   $9

 

REFERENCE/GUIDES

 

BANTAM STANDARD (1981, American Bantam Association). Lightly soiled hardcover, no jacket. 326 pages. Text clean. $12

 

AVIARY BIRDS IN COLOR by Frank Woolham (1974, Pitman).  Hardcover in clipped dust jacket; clean, sound.   Photography by Avon and Tilford.  $5

 

GAME BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA by Leonard Rue III (1973, Outdoor Life). Large hardcover in edgeworn dust jacket (tape-repairs along upper edge). No writing or marks. Binding sound. $9

 

AUDUBON WATER BIRD GUIDE by Richard Pough (1951, Doubleday). Hardcover in worn jacket.   Eastern and central North America. $5

 

BIRDS OF LAKE, POND AND MARSH: Water and Wetland Birds of Eastern North America by John Eastman (1999, Stackpole).  Ex-lib trade paperback laminated.  Pocket on title page.  Text clean, binding sound.  $5

 

DUCKS, GEESE, AND SWANS by Oscar Merne (1974, St. Martin’s). Hardcover in very good jacket. Illustrated by Helen Haywood. $5

 

THE DUCKS, GEESE, AND SWANS OF NORTH AMERICA: A Vade Mecum for the Naturalist and the Sportsman by Francis Kortright (1953, Stackpole). Hardcover, no jacket, worn. Prev owner name/address on ffep, address label inside front cover.   Text clean, binding sound (though is has play). Color plates show hatchlings in down as well. Fold-out of the family tree of Anatidae.   $12

 

AUDUBON’S BIRDS OF AMERICA (1950, Macmillan). Hardcover in worn jacket; BCE. A smaller, more convenient edition of 288 plates.   Clean but a little tanned w/ age. Binding sound. $7

 

BIRD BEHAVIOUR by Robert Burton (1985, Granada). Large format hardcover in good unclipped jacket. No writing; sound. $10

 

MAN & BIRDS by R.K. Murton (1972, Taplinger). British study of the human/bird interface, primarily as it impacts agriculture.   Hardcover w/ jacket very good.   Clean, sound. $8

 

WORLD BIRDS by Brian Martin (1987, Guinness UK). Hardcover in dust jacket (showing some wear). Brought to you by the folks who do the Guinness World Records so it deals in superlatives: most, best, least, largest, smallest, etc. $11

 

THE BIRD WATCHER’S COMPANION by Barry MacKay (1994, Key Porter Books). Trade paperback lightly worn; clean, sound.   Breezy, informative visits to great birding locales throughout North America. $7

 

THE BIRD WATCHER’S AMERICA edited by Olin Pettingill, Jr. (1965, McGraw-Hill).   Signed by Pettingill on the title page.   Hardcover in worn jacket (flaps are taped to inside of the covers). Prev owner stamp on ffep. Sound, square. Fine collection of 44 writers.   $20

 

THE FEATHER QUEST: A North American Birder’s Year by Peter Dunne (1999, Houghton Mifflin).   Trade paperback lightly worn; clean, sound. Humorous anecdotes from the birding quest. Visits hot spots throughout North America. $7

 

A GUIDE TO BIRD WATCHING by Joseph Hickey (1943, Oxford UP). Hardcover in worn jacket. Clean, sound. $8

 

BIRDS OF MICHIGAN FIELD GUIDE by Stan Tekiela (1999, Adventure Publ).  Pocket-size softcover in very good condition.  No writing; clean.  Binding tight, square.  $3

 

BIRDS OF THE DETROIT-WINDSOR AREA: A Ten-Year Survey by Kelley, Middleton, Nickell & the Detroit Audubon Society (1963, Cranbrook Institute). Softcover, 119 pgs. White wraps tanning, back cover creased vertically. Clean, sound. $4

 

BIRDS OF MICHIGAN by Dale Zimmerman and Josselyn Van Tyne (1959, U-M Museum of Zoology). Softcover, 63 pgs. No writing or marks, staple binding sound. $4

 

COMMON MICHIGAN BIRDS: Bulletin No. 37 by W. B. Barrows (1929, Webster Pearce).   Publication of the State of Michigan Dept of Public Instruction. Softcover; outer wraps tanned with some soil/stain, spine detaching (staple binding o/w sound). One instance of pencil highlighting. Marginal stain. 49 pages.   $9

 

ANOTHER FIELD GUIDE TO LITTLE-KNOWN & SELDOM-SEEN BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA by Ben, Cathryn, and John Sill (1990, Peachtree). Softcover very good. Clean, sound. Cute. $3.50

 

BIRDS IN PERIL: A Guide to the Endangered Birds of the United States and Canada by John Mackenzie (1977, Dutton). Trade paperback; wraps are worn, creased. $6

 

THE BACKYARD BIRD FEEDER’S BIBLE: The A-to-Z Guide to Feeders, Seed Mixes, Projects, and Treats by Sally Roth (2000, Rodale). Hardcover, no jacket. Handsome pictoral cover. Clean, sound. Grapefruit? Hot peppers? Yes! $7

 

NATURAL GARDENING FOR BIRDS: Simple Ways to Create a Bird Haven by Julie Zickefoose (2001, Rodale). Hardcover (no jacket but with a lovely pictorial cover) in very good condition.   Clean, tight. $6

 

THE BIRD LOVER’S GARDEN by Margaret MacAvoy and Pat Kite (2002, MetroBooks).   Hardcover w/ beautiful lightly-worn jacket   Illustrated throughout with full-color photography. Clean, sound.   $8

 

PRAIRIE WINGS: The Classic Illustrated Study of American Wildfowl in Flight by Edgar Queeny (1983, Dover).  Large format trade paperback with some wear.  255 pgs.  Detailed study of ducks in flight.  Extensive illustrations in both photography and drawing.  $7

 

BIRD-RINGING: The Art of Bird Study by Individual Marking by R. M. Lockley and Rosemary Russell (1953, Crosby Lockwood, UK). Very good hardcover in rubbed, clipped dust jacket. No writing or marks. Numerous diagrams of traps. $9

 

LITERATURE

 

THE BEDSIDE BOOK OF BIRDS: An Avian Miscellany by Graeme Gibson (2005, Doubleday).   Beautiful hardcover w/ unclipped jacket like new. A fine collection of bird literature accompanied by gorgeous illustrations.   $10

 

SONGS TO BIRDS: Essays by Jake Page (1993, David Godine). Hardcover in exc dust jacket. Like new. Clean, tight. $6

 

DANGEROUS BIRDS: A Naturalist’s Aviary by Janet Lembke (1992, Lyons & Burford).   Trade paperback showing some wear.   Clean, sound. $6

 

A BRAND-NEW BIRD: How Two Amateur Scientists Created the First Genetically Engineered Animal by Tim Birkhead (2003, Basic). Ex-lib hardcover with mylared jacket. The quest for a red canary. $7.50

 

BIRD STUDENT: An Autobiography by George Sutton (1980, Univ of Texas Press).  Ex-lib hardcover (no jacket).  Library predations left  mess, esp on endpapers (both feps gone entirely).   Binding sprung with occasional weakness betw signtures but all pgs secure.  Very readable.  And enjoyable.  Accompanied by the author’s artwork.  $7

 

A PARADISE OF BIRDS: When Spring Comes to Texas by Helen Cruickshank (1968, Dodd, Mead).   Hardcover, no jacket. Boards showing wear, dingy. No writing or marks. Binding sound. Primarily but not exclusively about birds. $8

 

BIRDS ACROSS THE SKY by Florence Page Jaques (1942, Harper). Hardcover in well-worn jacket. Very fine b&w illustrations. Author traipses about the country in the wake of her bird illustrator husband, discovering bird appreciation. $12

 

LITTLE BOOK OF OWLS (1996, Weidenfeld & Nicholson).  Small hardcover in dust jacket near mint.  Owls in poetry and art.  Gift book; clean, no writing.  $3

 

ENSLAVED BY DUCKS by Bob Tarte (2004, Algonquin). Trade paperback very good. And hilarious. Michigan writer falls down the slippery slope of animal ownership. $6

 

THE PARROT WHO THOUGHT SHE WAS A DOG by Nancy Ellis-Bell (2008, Harmony). Hardcover in very good jacket (light soil/wear).   No writing or marks. Sound. Story of a macaw undergoing recovery. $6.50

 

MODERN BIRD STUDY by Ludlow Griscom (1947, Harvard UP). Hardcover in worn jacket. Prev owner bookplate on ffep. O/w clean, sound. $5

 

THE PERSONALITY OF THE BIRD: Its Many-Sided Nature as Revealed in Stories, Pictures and Poetry edited by Brandt Aymar (1965, Bonanza). Hardcover in poor jacket. Clean, sound. A fine collection. $6

 

JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL by Richard Bach (2006, Scribner). Trade paperback lightly worn; no writing or marks.   Illustrated w/ photographs by Russell Munson. $4

 

THE BIRDS OF MARRIN MARSH by Rob Beatty (undated, self-publ).  Softcover with plastic comb binding very good with light wear/soil.  Fiction by a Michigan author.  $15  Also available, JOURNEY OF THE TERN (1994, Ecopress).  Trade paperback very good; signed and inscribed by author Beatty.  $7   And, SAPO (1996, Ecopress).  Hardcover in very good jacket.  Lengthy note to prev owner from author on front fly, as well as signature on title page.  $10

 

THE BIRD ARTIST by Howard Norman (1994, FS&G).  Hardcover in dust jacket very good.  Novel set in Newfoundland, 1911.  Not enough about birds, but not bad.  $8

 

JUVENILIA

 

WONDERS OF PEACOCKS by Sigmund Lavine (1982, Dodd Mead). Intended for the advanced reader. Hardcover in clipped jacket. Clean, tight. $5

 

A GIANT LITTLE GOLDEN BOOK OF BIRDS by Jane Watson, illustrations by Eloise Wilkin (1958, Simon & Schuster). Cover laminate peeling and the blue foil spine has 2 inches loss at bottom. No writing or marks; tan, clean. Binding sound. 56 pages. $8

 

THERE’S NO SUCH PLACE AS FAR AWAY by Richard Bach (1979, Delacorte).  Hardcover in unclipped jacket almost like new.  No writing.  Binding tight.  Illustrations by Ron Wegen.  $3

 

THE LANDING: A Night of Birds by Katherine Scholes (1989, Doubleday).  Hardcover in dust jacket mint condition.  Chapter book set in Australia.  $3

 

JACQUELINE OF THE CARRIER PIGEONS by Augusta Seaman (1937, Macmillan).  Hardcover (no jacket) about a now little-known event in 1574, the Siege of Leyden, and two brave and resourceful siblings and their carrier pigeons.  The book has no writing or marks but is age-toned.  302 pgs.   $15

 

MR. POPPER’S PENGUINS by Richard and Florence Atwater (1938, 1988, Little, Brown).  Softcover lightly worn; one corner creased on back cover.  No writing or marks.  Illustrations by Newbery and Caldecott winner Robert Lawson.  A classic.  $2

 

HOUSE SPARROWS: Ragamuffins of the City by J. J. McCoy (1968, Seabury).  Ex-lib hardcover with jacket in mylar.  Ffep removed; all else good, clean, solid.  Non-fiction.  $2.

 

THE BURGESS BIRD BOOK FOR CHILDREN by Thornton Burgess (1926, Little, Brown).   Hardcover, no jacket: blue boards worn w/ some soil, pictorial paste-on torn off around edges. Gift inscription on frontis verso. Binding sound incl all color plates. 353 pgs. $8

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON by Margot Cleary (2004, JG Press). Large format hardcover w/ very good jacket w/ over 70 full color plates.   $8 Also available, Delineations of American Scene and Character by Audubon (1926, Baker). Hardcover, no jacket. Clean, sound. $10

 

WILD GOOSE JACK by Jack Miner (1972, Pocket Books). Mass market paperback in good condition; tanned, prev owner name on half-title page. A visit to Jack Miner’s sanctuary at Kingsville, Ontario is unforgettable.   $5

 

ART

 

THE ILLUSTRATED BIRD edited by Maggie Oster (1978, Tree Communications). Large format softcover of birds depicted in many art forms by renowned artists. 80 pages.   Excellent condition. $5

 

COOKBOOKS

 

MRS. BEETON’S HOME COOKING: Poultry Dishes (1986, Ward Lock Ltd, UK). Slim pictorial hardcover (no jacket): clean, tight.   Publisher includes imperial measures for those who prefer. Recipes date to the mid-19th century. $3

 

JAMES BEARD’S FOWL & GAME BIRD COOKERY (1979, HBJ). Softcover very good, back corner creased; tanning, clean. Binding tight. $4

 

THE CHICKEN COOKBOOK by Beverlee Sias (1969, A.S. Barnes). Hardcover in good dust jacket (white jacket tanning, damp stain at lower spine affects jacket only). BCE. 590 pgs, no illustrations.   $9

 

CHICKEN: Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library (1999, TimeLife).   Hardcover in lightly worn jacket.   No writing; clean, sound.   Sumptuous photography. $7

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MUSIC & MUSICIANS                       ReLiteration Used Books

 

History, Criticism, Adoration    

 

THE BURL IVES SING-ALONG SONG BOOK: A Treasury of American Folk Songs & Ballads (1963, Franklin Watts). Large hardcover, no jacket. Boards a little warped, worn, foxed. Text clean.   Lyrics and some explanatory text only.   $7

 

THE PEDLAR’S PACK OF BALLADS AND SONGS by W.H. Logan (1869, 1968, Singing Tree Press, Detroit). Facsimile of original edition out of Edinburgh. Hardcover with no jacket. Boards sharp, with only light soil. No writing.   Binding tight, square. Lyrics and explanatory text only.  SOLD

 

CHRISTMAS SONGS MADE IN AMERICA: Favorite Holiday Melodies and the Stories of their Origins by Albert Menendez and Shirley Menendez (1999, Cumberland House).   Hardcover in unclipped jacket very good but there is a child’s name in a child’s hand on the ffep and twice on the rear endpapers.  Remainder mark on bottom edges.  Text clean, binding sound.  $3.50

 

SOUNDS OF THE LAKE AND FOREST: Michigan Folk Songs by Earl Clifton Beck and Virginia Goodin.   Ex-lib. Book is complete but contains no information on publisher or copyright date. No jacket.   Red buckram boards without wear, library binding sound. Remnants of pocket on ffep, numerous ‘withdrawn’ stamps. Includes notation.   $15

 

IN PRAISE OF ALE, or Songs, Ballads, Epigrams, & Anecdotes Relating to Beer, Malt, and Hops collected and arr by W T Marchant (1888, 1968, Singing Tree Press).  No dust jacket.  Light wear, prev owner name, binding has some play.  Primarily lyrics (no notation) as well as some historical background.  632 pgs.  SOLD

 

A SELECTION OF TRADITIONAL BRITISH BALLADS edited by Bartlett Jere Whiting (1955, Appleton-Century-Crofts). Small paperback w/ highlighting and marginalia in pen. Lyrics and explanatory text only. $2

 

SAMPLER OF AMERICAN SONGS: Background and Lore Connected with 18 of Our Most Famous and Beloved American Songs by Maymie Krythe (1969, Harper & Row).   Hardcover in stained worn unclipped dust jacket. All else very good. Includes notation. $6

 

THE ROSE & THE BRIAR: Death, Love & Liberty in the American Ballad edited by Sean Wilentz and Greil Marcus (2005, Norton). Clean hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good. Marvelous anthology featuring a “broad swath” of writers (Joyce Carol Oates! R Crumb!) on the music that influenced them. $9

 

LIKE A ROLLING STONE: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads by Greil Marcus (2005, PublicAffairs).   Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good. Clean, tight. $8

 

INVISIBLE REPUBLIC: Bob Dylan’s Basement Tapes by Greil Marcus (1997, Henry Holt).   Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good but with a little sticky residue on ffep.  SALE PENDING

 

HARD RAIN: A Dylan Commentary by Tim Riley (1992, Knopf). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket excellent. $9

 

VAN MORRISON: Too Late to Stop Now by Steve Turner (1993, Viking). Large hardcover in excellent dust jacket. Remainder mark; no other writing or marks. $11

 

MYSTERY TRAIN: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music by Greil Marcus (1997, Plume).   Fourth edition. Trade paperback very good. $6

 

THE FENDER STRATOCASTER: The Success Story of a Legendary Guitar Born and Made in California by A R Duchossoir (1989, MediaPresse).  Large format softcover nearly new.  No creases, writing or marks; clean.  64 pgs.  $6.50

 

THE 100 GREATEST ALBUMS OF THE 80s edited by Goodman and Puterbaugh (1990, St. Martin’s).  A Rolling Stone Magazine publication.  Softcover very good, clean, tight.  $4.50

 

THE WACKY TOP 40: The Most Outrageous, Hilarious, and Unforgettable Hit Songs in Pop History by Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo (1993, Bob Adams).  Painful.  Trade paperback damaged by exposure to wet; rippled, dampstained.  No writing.  Binding sound.  Reading copy.  $4

 

WORKING MUSICIANS: Defining Moments from the Road, the Studio, and the Stage by Bruce Pollock (2002, Harper). Trade paperback very good (remainder mark). “Experience and wisdom from Harry Connick Jr, Jerry Garcia, John Lee Hooker, Carole King, and more than 100 others!” Impressive collection of conversations with big names and lesser lights! $6

 

THAT OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL: A Chronicle of an Era 1954-1963 by Richard Aquila (1989, Schirmer). Trade paperback excellent.   $6.50

 

ROCK & ROLL: An Unruly History by Robert Palmer (1995, Harmony). Hardcover in unclipped jacket (orig price $40!) excellent (light edgewear to dj). $9

 

RED ROCK: The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll by Jonathan Campbell (2011, Earnshaw).  Ex-lib trade paperback very good (wraps are laminated for long life), but with library identifiers and discard stamps.  Binding tight.   $5

 

THE MANSION ON THE HILL: Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen, and the Head-on Collision of Rock and Commerce by Fred Goodman (1997, Times). Hardcover in dust jacket very good.   $9

 

THE HISTORY OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD by William Ruhlmann (1990, Gallery Books).  Large format hardcover in good dust jacket (upper edge crumpled with a half-inch tear, taped).  Poster included in exc cond.  No writing.  $10

 

BOOTLEG: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry by Clinton Heylin (1996, St. Martin’s).   Large trade paperback with some cornerwear. No writing. Sound. $6.50

 

LOUIE LOUIE: The History and Mythology of the World’s Most Famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Song by Dave Marsh (1993, Hyperion). Hardcover in unclipped jacket excellent. $7

 

GLORY DAYS: Bruce Springsteen in the 1980s by Dave Marsh (1987, Pantheon). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good but there is a weakness in the binding at the title page and a remainder mark.   $10

 

THE PARROT HEAD HANDBOOK (1992, MCA). All things Buffett. Sounds as if written by Jimmy but not credited. Trade paperback excellent. $3

 

SEX IN ROCK by Sara McOustra (1983, Crescent UK). Large format hardcover w/ torn jacket. Picture book w/ captions but no cutting edge commentary here.  $10

 

BUSH: Sixteen Stone Tour (1997, Omnibus). Large format softcover very good w/ light wear. Picture book. $5

 

NIRVANA: Revealed by Jeremy Dean (1996, Parragon UK). Large format softcover very good. $7.50

 

BLACK SABBATH: An Oral History by Mike Stark (1998, Avon). Trade paperback very good; clean, sound.   SALE PENDING

 

EDDIE TRUNK’S ESSENTIAL HARD ROCK AND HEAVY METAL (2011, Abrams).  Softcover (French fold) very good, clean.   $6

 

WHITE NOISE: The Eminem Collection edited by Hilton Als and Darryl Turner (2003, Thunder’s Mouth Press). Trade softcover very good. 25 selections from music critics. $4.50

 

BOY GEORGE & CULTURE CLUB (1984, Gallery). Glossy pictorial hardcover, no jacket. Some wear to boards. No writing.   $5

 

THE PHISHING MANUAL: A Compendium to the Music of Phish by Dean Budnick (1996, Hyperion). Trade paperback very good.  $phive

 

NINE INCH NAILS: Self-Destruct by Martin Huxley (1997, St. Martin’s). Trade paperback wraps w/ some wear, curling. Remainder mark; no other writing, clean. Sound. $5

 

ROCKING AROUND THE CLOCK: Music Television, Postmodernism, & Consumer Culture by E.Ann Kaplan (1988, Routledge). Trade paperback without wear but does have highlighting/marginalia in ink. Consideration of MTV phenom.   $5

 

THE BEATLES ILLUSTRATED LYRICS edited by Alan Aldridge (1969, Delacorte).  Hardcover with jacket worn and stained but first (Am.) edition!  Text mostly clean (marginal stain diminishes rapidly to nothing).  Lavish, period illustrations.   SOLD

 

THE ROLLING STONE INTERVIEWS (1971, Paperback Library). Mass market paperback good. Some wear, weakness, tanning. No writing. $4.50

 

BACKSTREETS: Springsteen: The Man and His Music by Charles Cross (1989, Harmony). Large hardcover in very good dust jacket (has lost a bit of gloss). Remainder mark. $11

 

ELVIS AND THE COLONEL by Dirk Vellenga with Mick Farren (1989, Dell).  Mass market paperback clean, sound.  Light wear, tanning.  The shocking true story of the man behind the king.  A revealing picture of the dark side of show business.  Etc.  $2.50

 

IS ELVIS ALIVE? By Gail Brewer-Giorgio (1988, Tudor). So it would seem. Mass market paperback. $2.50

 

PRESLEY: Entertainer of the Century by Antony James (1977, Belmont). Mass market paperback, tan, clean. $2.50

 

ELVIS: By the Presleys edited by David Ritz (2005, Crown).  Very good hardcover in unclipped jacket.  No writing or marks.   Glossy, full-color photos of his comb, his glasses, his boot with the original mud.  $8.50

 

DISCO DUCK AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN NOVELTY MUSIC: The True Stories Behind the Greatest Novelty Hits of All Time by Ace Collins (1998, Berkley Boulevard).   Ex-lib trade paperback. The table of contents will make you blush (if you’re as old as I am). Dang me.   $5

 

THE ALBUM COVER ALBUM: The Book of Record Jackets edited by Hipgnosis & Roger Dean (1977, Dragon’s World, UK).  *Worn* large format softcover. 160 pgs.  Colorful!  Clean, sound.  $10

 

TIM MCGRAW AND THE DANCEHALL DOCTORS: This is Ours. by Tim McGraw with Martin Huxley (2002, Atria). Glossy hardcover in lightly worn dust jacket. Remainder mark. $10

 

IN THE COUNTRY OF COUNTRY: People and Places in American Music by Nicholas Dawidoff (1997, Pantheon). Hardcover with dust jacket; back panel of jacket waterstained. Rear board faintly stained as well. Remainder mark. All else very good.  $8

 

THE FRANK SINATRA READER edited by Steven Petkov & Leonard Mustazza (1997, Oxford UP). Trade paperback very good.   Clean, sound. Everything Sinatra. $7

 

THIS I BELIEVE by Lawrence Welk with Bernice McGeehan (1979, Prentice-Hall).  Hardcover in good dust jacket (a couple of closed tears along upper edge).  Gift inscription on ffep.  Insider tips from the maestro.  $7

 

MAKING RECORDS: The Scenes Behind the Music by Phil Ramone with Charles Granata (2007, Hyperion). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket (edges curling). No writing.   Chapter on setting up in Central Park for Streisand and Simon/Garfunkel will make your day look a whole lot better.   $8

 

THE BOOK OF JAZZ: From Then Till Now by Leonard Feather (1965, Bonanza). Intro by Dizzy Gillespie. Hardcover in worn jacket (one nickel-size chip). No writing. $6

 

THE GUIDE TO CLASSIC RECORDED JAZZ by Tom Piazza (1995, Univ of Iowa Press).  Trade paperback with a little wear to wraps; appears unread.  No writing; clean.  Binding tight, square.  $6

 

A STUDY OF JAZZ by Paul Tanner and Maurice Gerow (1973, Wm. C. Brown Publ). Second edition. Large format softcover worn w/ ink highlighting/marginalia, prev owner name/address scribbled out inside front cover. Record that accompanied it is gone (abrasions inside back cover). $6

 

A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF JAZZ: People and Places from New Orleans to Modern Jazz by Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer, Jr (1962, Crown). Large format hardcover, no jacket. Prev owner bookplate on ffep; no other writing. $9

 

MEMPHIS MUSIC: Before the Blues by Tim Sharp (2007, Arcadia Publ).  Images of America trade paperback very good with only a little wear at corners.  No writing; orig dealer sticker on back cover.  Binding sound.  $5

 

BLUES PEOPLE: Negro  Music in White America by LeRoi Jones (2002, Harper).  Trade paperback very good.  Clean, tight.  $5

 

BLUES: a photographic documentary by David Harrison (1997, Crescent).  Large format hardcover in very good jacket.  No writing.  144 pgs.  Black and white evocative portraiture.  $12

 

THE JOY OF MUSIC by Leonard Bernstein (1980, Simon & Schuster).  Trade paperback worn at the edges; spine sunned.  A few instances of pencil highlighting  but o/w clean and sound.  $6

 

NO VIVALDI IN THE GARAGE: A Requiem for Classical Music in North America by Sheldon Morgenstern (2005, UPNE). Trade paperback showing some wear at corners (curling). No writing, clean. Sound.   $6

 

CON BRIO: Four Russians Called the Budapest String Quartet by Nat Brandt (1993, Oxford). Hardcover in very good dust jacket. Clean, sound.   “One Russian is an anarchist; two Russians are a chess game; three Russians are a revolution; four Russians are the Budapest String Quartet.”   Heifetz   $9

 

SUZUKI IMAGES photographs by Arthur Montzka, text by Craig Timmerman (1988, Shar Products).   Beautiful black and white photos of Dr. Suzuki teaching and his students learning and at rest. Softcover very good. Staple binding sound. $7.50

 

PIANO LESSONS: Music, Love & True Adventures by Noah Adams (1997, Delta). Trade paperback very good; clean, sound.   “Everyman’s ode to joy.”   $5

 

MUSIC: A Crash Course by Marcus Weeks (1999, Raincoast Books).  Small hardcover in dust jacket like new.  Packed with information on classical music.   $5

 

THE GREAT PIANISTS by Harold Schonberg (1963, Simon and Schuster). Hardcover with wear, no jacket. No writing; damp stain on outer page edges. Spine a little skewed and binding has play but o/w sound.   $10

 

THE GLORIOUS ONES: Classical Music’s Legendary Performers by Harold Schonberg (1985, Times). Hardcover in dust jacket very good (prev owner/date inside front cover). .No other writing. Sound, square. $10

 

MAKING IT BIG: The Diary of a Broadway Musical by Barbara Isenberg (1996, Limelight).   Hardcover in dust jacket very good (minimal wear, a little soil on upper page edges). No writing, tight binding. Production of Big stalls in Detroit at the Fisher (the neighborhood is referred to as the DMZ.) $8

 

THE BLACKWELL GUIDE TO THE MUSICAL THEATRE ON RECORD by Kurt Ganzl (1990, Blackwell).   Hardcover with edgeworn dust jacket.   No writing. Some soil on outer page edges. Sound. More than mere reference. $8

 

BROADWAY MUSICALS: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time by Ken Bloom & Frank Vlastnik (2004, Black Dog).  Large, heavy hardcover in dust jacket, preserved when new with mylar.  336 pgs.  Glossy lavender boards bumped at lower corners.  No writing; nickel-size grease stain on ffep.  Binding sound, square.  Lavishly illustrated.  $17

 

COMING UP ROSES: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s by Ethan Mordden (1998, Oxford UP).   Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket very good. No writing. $8

 

GREAT ROCK MUSICALS edited by Stanley Richards (1979, Stein and Day). Ex-lib hardcover with dust jacket (spine faded) in mylar.   Pocket on ffep. Complete book and lyrics for 8 musicals.   $9

 

THE MUSIC OF MY TIME by Joan Peyser (1995, Pro/Am Music). Hardcover in lightly worn dust jacket. No writing, tight. $10

 

FIRST NIGHTS: Five Musical Premieres by Thomas Kelly (2000, Yale UP). Trade paperback very good. Monteverdi Orfeo 1607, Handel Messiah 1742, Beethoven Ninth Symphony 1824, Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique 1830, and Stravinsky Le sacre du printemps 1913. $7

 

FIRST NIGHTS AT THE OPERA by Thomas Kelly (2004, Yale UP). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket nearly new. No writing. Handel, Mozart, Meyerbeer, Wagner, Verdi. $15

 

THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF OPERA edited by Roger Parker (1994, Oxford UP).   Hardcover in edgeworn dust jacket (bar code sticker residue on back) very good but with gift inscription on half-title page. No other writing. Binding sound. $15

 

THE STORY OF A HUNDRED OPERAS by Felix Mendelsohn (1940, Grosset & Dunlap).  Small, mottled red hardcover.  Prev owner name stamped inside both covers; no other writing.  Some bleeding inside covers, on page edges.  332 pgs.   $3

 

THE MUSIC LOVER’S HANDBOOK edited by Elie Siegmeister (1943, Morrow). 817 pages. Hardcover very good, no jacket. Clean, no writing. Binding sound, square. Anthology by a fine collection of folks, some of whom I’ve actually heard (of).   $10

 

IN MOZART’S FOOTSTEPS: A Travel Guide for Music Lovers by Harrison James Wignall (1991, Paragon).   Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good. Clean, sound. Subtitle should be: A Travel Guide for Mozart Lovers. Covers nine countries. $10

 

THE COMPLETE OPERAS OF PUCCINI: A Critical Guide by Charles Osborne (1982, Atheneum).   Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket (small tear/chip at upper edge of jacket). No writing or marks. Sound.   $9

 

40,000 YEARS OF MUSIC: Man in Search of Music by Jacques Chailley (1964, Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Hardcover, no jacket, very good w/ only light wear. Clean, sound, square. $9

 

RHYTHM–MELODY AND HARMONY: “The Triangle of Fellowship” by Ambrose Wyrick (1929, M Bernard).  Small hardcover, no jacket, showing some shelfwear.  Prev owner name/address in pencil inside front cover; no other writing or marks.  Sound.  $35

 

THE SCIENCE OF MUSICAL SOUND by John Pierce (1983, Scientific American).  Hardcover in dust jacket exc cond.  Clean, tight.  Incl two records in sleeve inside back cover also in exc cond.   $9

 

MUSIC AT COURT by Christopher Hogwood (1977, Folio Society UK). Slim hardcover, some wear, no jacket. No writing. History.   $5

Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs (alphabetical by subject)

 

WALK THIS WAY: The Autobiography of Aerosmith by Aerosmith with Stephen Davis (2003, Harper).  Ex-lib trade paperback wraps have been laminated but are worn.   Text clean, binding sound.  $5

 

JULIE ANDREWS: An Intimate Biography by Richard Stirling (2008, St. Martin’s). Hardcover with (2) dust jackets. A little damage at lower spine. All else very good. No writing, clean. $8

 

MY WAY: An Autobiography by Paul Anka with David Dalton (2013, St. Martin’s ).  Hardcover in very good jacket.  No writing; binding sound, square.   $9

 

LOUIS ARMSTRONG: An Extravagant Life by Laurence Bergreen (1997, Broadway).   Trade paperback very good w/ light wear. $6.50

 

LOUIS ARMSTRONG: In His Own Words edited by Thomas Brothers (1999, Oxford).   Hardcover w/ jacket (unclipped, gloss dulled). Clean, tight. $10

 

THE SOLOIST: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music by Steve Lopez (2008, Berkley).  Trade paperback very good but with prev owner name on blurb page and remainder mark.  The story of brilliant street musician Nathaniel Ayers and his struggle with mental illness.  $5

 

THE RAW PEARL by Pearl Bailey (1971, Pocket Books). Mass market paperback in good, clean condition. Tape repair at lower spine. $2  Also available:  DUEY’S TALE (1975, HBJ).  Children’s book by Ms Bailey.  Hardcover in fair jacket.  No writing or marks.  $2

 

BEETHOVEN AND HIS NEPHEW: A Psychoanalytical Study of their Relationship by Editha and Richard Sterba (1971, Schocken).  No jacket.  Orange boards shelfworn, spotted, faded.  No writing or marks.  Sound.  $7

 

THE BEETHOVEN COMPENDIUM: A Guide to Beethoven’s Life and Music edited by Barry Cooper (1991, Borders). Large trade paperback in very good condition but it does have prev owner name/address (crossed out) on half-title page. $6

 

THE GOOD LIFE by Tony Bennett with Will Friedwald (1998, Pocket Books).  Very good hardcover in vg jacket.  Clean, sound.  $8

 

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: A Life by Meryle Secrest (1994, Knopf). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket (a little dulled). No writing, clean. Sound, square. $11

 

THE PRIVATE WORLD OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN text by John Gruen, photos by Ken Heyman (1968, Viking). Clear plastic jacket has some closed tears, boards lightly soiled/bumped at edges. No writing or marks. Sound. $11

 

CHUCK BERRY: The Autobiography (1988, Fireside).  Trade paperback has considerable rippling along lower edge throughout text and on back cover.  No stain or odor.  Remainder mark; no other writing.  Binding sound.  $6.50

 

THE MUSIC OF SILENCE: A Memoir by Andrea Bocelli (2001, HarperCollins).   Hardcover w/ dulled dust jacket.   Remainder mark, sound. A fictionalized memoir. $8

 

AMERICAN THUNDER: The Garth Brooks Story by Jo Sgammato (1999, Ballantine). Hardcover w/ edgeworn jacket (chip at bottom of spine); clean, sound. $7

 

ONSTAGE OFFSTAGE by Michael Buble, photos by Dean Freeman (2011, Gallery). Hardcover w/ dust jacket nearly new. Vehicle for fan photography. $10

 

JOHNNY CASH: The Life of an American Icon by Stephen Miller (2003, Omnibus).   Hardcover w/ jacket nearly new (jacket a little dulled, a trace of wear). Clean, sharp. $10

 

FROM THE HEART by June Carter Cash (1987, Prentice Hall). Hardcover in very good dust jacket; BCE. Clean, sound. $5

 

BROTHER RAY: Ray Charles’ Own Story by Ray Charles and David Ritz (1978, Dial).   Hardcover w/ unclipped, edgeworn jacket. Foxing on outer page edges.   Binding splitting inside rear cover but o/w sound. $7

 

CLAPTON: The Autobiography by Eric Clapton (2007, Broadway). Hardcover w/ unclipped, lightly worn jacket. $9

 

GIRL SINGER: An Autobiography by Rosemary Clooney with Joan Barthel (1999, Doubleday).   Hardcover, unclipped dust jacket with only a trace of wear. $9

 

COPLAND: Since 1943 by Aaron Copland and Vivian Perlis (1999, St. Martin’s).   Trade paperback very good w/ light bump at upper spine. Clean, no writing. $6

 

DECONSTRUCTING SAMMY: Music, Money, and Madness by Matt Birkbeck (2009, Amistad).  Trade paperback very good.  Clean (remainder mark), sound.   $5

 

DEBUSSY: Musician of France by Victor Seroff (1970, Books for Libraries).  Ex-lib hardcover, no jacket.  Page removed betw title pg and foreword, dedication perhaps?  Binding o/w sound, complete.  Pocket on ffep.  $8

 

MY STORY, MY DREAM by Celine Dion (2000, Morrow). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket w/ only a trace of wear. No writing or marks. $8

 

DURAN DURAN: Notorious by Steve Malins (2005, Deutsch). No jacket. All else fine. Black boards sharp, no writing or marks. Binding sound. $8

 

DYLAN: An Intimate Biography by Anthony Scaduto (1973, Signet). Scruffy mass market paperback. Not for the collector but a solid reading copy. Binding sound. $3

 

MEMORIES: The Autobiography of Ralph Emery with Tom Carter (1992, Macmillan).  Hardcover with very good jacket.  Clean, sound.  Emery “is to country music what Dick Clark is to rock ‘n’ roll.”  Millsap   $7

 

THE TRUTH IS…: My Life in Love and Music by Melissa Etheridge with Laura Morton (2001, Villard). Ex-lib hardcover with dust jacket in mylar. $8

 

FROM PIECES TO WEIGHT: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens by 50 Cent (2006, Pocket/MTV).   Trade paperback very good. No writing, clean. Binding tight. $5

 

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: An Autobiography by Eddie Fisher with David Fisher (1999, St. Martin). Hardcover w/ lightly worn unclipped dust jacket. No writing or marks. Binding has a break at the title page; all pages secure. $7

 

ARETHA: From These Roots by Aretha Franklin and David Ritz (1999, Villard).   Detroit’s own. Excellent condition hardcover with unclipped dust jacket. No writing, clean.   Binding tight, square. $10

 

GET HAPPY: The Life of Judy Garland by Gerald Clarke (2000, Random House). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good w/ only a trace of smudging/soil on outer surfaces. No writing or marks. $12

 

THE INEXTINGUISHABLE SYMPHONY: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany by Martin Goldsmith (2000, Wiley).  Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket very good; light shelfwear, bottom corners bumped.  Clean, sound.   $8.50

 

TO BE LOVED: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown by Berry Gordy (1994, Headline, UK). Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket very good. No writing; text tanning. Binding a bit shaken. $9

 

MOSAIC: Pieces of My Life So Far by Amy Grant (2007, Doubleday). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good but lower page edges are rippled. No writing.   $8

 

HANDEL by Christopher Hogwood (1984, Thames & Hudson).  Hardcover in very good dust jacket.  Boards, text, binding all excellent.  $10

 

WISHING ON THE MOON: The Life and Times of Billie Holiday by Donald Clarke (1994, Viking). Ex-lib hardcover in unclipped jacket preserved as new in mylar. Date slip and stickers on rear endpapers, title page. O/w very nice. $9

 

MICHAEL! by Mark Bego (1984, Pinnacle). Mass market paperback very good but with a scratch on the front cover, some edgewear.   Some age discoloration on flyleaves, inside covers; no writing. Binding tight, square. “Over 50 sensational photos” $2.50

 

MICHAEL JACKSON: Unauthorized by Christopher Andersen (1994, Simon & Schuster). Only a trace of wear to unclipped dust jacket. Boards sharp, no writing or marks. $10

 

MOONWALK by Michael Jackson (1988, Doubleday). Ex-lib hardcover w/ jacket in mylar. Beat up. Reading soil. Stated first edition.   Facsimile drawing by MJ on prelim.   Binding held together by clear strapping tape. $6

 

RHYTHM MAN: Fifty Years in Jazz by Steve Jordan with Tom Scanlan (1993, Univ of Mich Press).  Trade paperback showing some wear (cover wants to curl).  No writing or marks.  Sound.  $6

 

LOVE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE by Naomi Judd with Bud Schaetzle (1993, Villard). Hardcover w/ jacket very good with only a trace of wear.   No writing. $10

 

BY THE SEAT OF MY PANTS: My Life in Country Music by Buddy Killen with Tom Carter (1993, Simon & Schuster). Hardcover w/ dust jacket very good. Remainder marks on upper and lower page edges. “The Quincy Jones of country music”.   $8

 

ONE DAY AT A TIME: Cristy Lane by Lee Stoller with Pete Chaney (1983, LS Records).   Trade paperback worn w/ split at bottom of spine (tape repaired). Prev owner name on half-title page. Binding defect, first few pages detached. Free

 

K. D. LANG: Carrying the Torch by William Robertson (1993, ECW Press). Trade paperback lightly worn. No writing, clean, sound. $3

 

LADIES FIRST: Revelations of a Strong Woman by Queen Latifah (1999, William Morrow).   Hardcover w/ clipped dust jacket very good. No writing, clean.   Binding tight. $8

 

JOHN LENNON: The Life by Philip Norman (2008, HarperCollins). Stated first. Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket very good (dj has a little wear at upper edge, quarter-inch closed tear). White boards sharp, clean. No writing or marks. Binding has a little play. $9

 

LENNON REMEMBERS: The Rolling Stone Interviews by Jann Wenner (1971, Popular Library).   Mass market paperback worn, creased, stained. First page has corner removed; does not affect photo. Contents clean, very tanned. Binding sound. $3

 

THE LIVES OF JOHN LENNON by Albert Goldman (1988, Morrow).  Hardcover, first first, in good unclipped dust jacket.  No writing or mark.  Binding sound.  $10

 

LIBERACE by Bob Thomas (1988, St. Martin’s). Ex-lib hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket. Front fep removed. Spine slightly cocked. $8

 

LIBERACE: An Autobiography (1976, Popular Library).  Mass market paperback lightly worn.  Clean, sound, square.   $3

 

GET TO THE HEART: My Story by Barbara Mandrell with George Vecsey (1990, Bantam).   Hardcover w/ edgeworn dust jacket.   Clean, no writing. $8

 

REBA: My Story by Reba McEntire with Tom Carter (1995, Bantam). Mass market paperback very good but prev owner name is on teaser page. $3

 

COMFORT FROM A COUNTRY QUILT: Finding New Inspiration and Strength from Old-Fashioned Values by Reba McEntire (2000, Bantam). Trade paperback in very good condition. $4

 

TRISTANISSIMO: The Authorized Biography of Heroic Tenor Lauritz Melchior by Shirlee Emmons (1990, Schirmer).   Hardcover in very good unclipped jacket (a little dulled).  Clean, no writing.  Sound, square.  $10

 

FREDDIE MERCURY: An Intimate Memoir by the Man Who Knew Him Best by Peter Freestone with David Evans ( 1998, Omnibus). Trade paperback good. with wear at corners. Clean, no writing. Binding tight. $5.50

 

CELTIC CROSSROADS: The Art of Van Morrison by Brian Hinton (1997, Sanctuary UK).   Trade paperback very good, a little wear at corners. Clean, binding tight. $6

 

MOZART by Marcia Davenport (1932, Chautauqua). Hardcover, no dust jacket. White boards worn, tanned; black spine illegible. Prev owner bookplate inside front cover. Extensive pencil highlighting/marginalia in first chapter erased. Sound, square. $8

 

MOZART: The Man, the Musician by Arthur Hutchings (1976, Schirmer). Large format glossy pictorial hardcover (no jacket) worn. Prev owner name stamp on ffep; no other writing or marks. Sound.   $12

 

MOZART & CONSTANZE: A New Biography of Mozart’s Last Decade… His Life, His Love, and His Mysterious Death by Francis Carr (1985, Avon). Mass market paperback good. Remainder mark. A little skewed but o/w sound. $2.50

 

TATTOOS & TEQUILA by Vince Neil and Mike Sager (2010, Grand Central).  Very good hardcover in vg jacket.  Motley Crue frontman acts out.  Very little musicianship.  $8

 

GOD, GUNS, & ROCK ‘N’ ROLL by Ted Nugent (2000, Regnery). Very good hardcover in vg unclipped jacket. No writing or marks. Binding tight. Many photos of guns and dead animals. $8

 

LIFE IS JUST WHAT YOU MAKE IT: My Story So Far by Donny Osmond and Patricia Romanowski (2000, Hyperion). Mass market paperback w/ sticker residue on back cover. No writing; sound. $3

 

THE PADEREWSKI MEMOIRS by Ignace Jan Paderewski and Mary Lawton (1938, Scribner’s).   From the library of Glenn LeClair (memorial label inside front cover authenticates). Hardcover, no jacket; weak binding, cover loose but all pages secure. $6

 

DOLLY: My Life and Other Unfinished Business by Dolly Parton (1994, HarperCollins).   Very good hardcover in vg unclipped jacket. $9

 

MY OWN STORY by Pavarotti with William Wright (1982, Warner). Mass market paperback clean, sound. $3

 

PAVAROTTI: My World by Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright (1995, Crown). Hardcover with glossy unclipped dust jacket very good.   Light stain on outer page edges does not affect interior. $10

 

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT? The Untold Story of Elvis Presley’s One True Love—and the Child He Never Knew by Lucy de Barbin and Dary Matera (1987, Villard).   Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket very good. Clean, sound. $8

 

ELVIS by Albert Goldman (1981, McGraw-Hill). Hardcover w/ edgeworn (closed tears) dust jacket. No writing. $10

 

ELVIS: The Final Years by Jerry Hopkins (1985, Berkley). Mass market paperback very tanned; front cover creased. Tape repair at lower spine. No writing. $3

 

ELVIS: We Love You Tender by Dee Presley, Billy, Rick, and David Stanley as told to Martin Torgoff (1981, Dell). Mass market paperback clean w/ wear; abrasion on back cover from sticker removal.   Tape repair at upper spine.   $3

 

LAST TRAIN TO MEMPHIS:The Rise of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick (1994, Little Brown).   Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket both very good. Clean.   $10

 

POISON HEART: Surviving the Ramones by Dee Dee Ramone with Veronica Kofman (1997, Firefly UK). Trade paperback very good; tight, clean.  SOLD

 

ACCORDING TO THE ROLLING STONES by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood (2003, Chronicle).   Trade paperback has a little edgewear.   Signatures on title page look like the real McCoy! Good for a little heart-stopping thrill. $6

 

OLD GODS ALMOST DEAD: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones by Stephen Davis (2001, Broadway).  Hardcover in very good dust jacket.  Nearly new but the binding is a bit skewed from poor storage.  Could likely come back into shape with proper care.   $10

 

STONE ALONE: The Story of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band by Bill Wyman with Ray Coleman (1991, Signet).  Mass market paperback, front cover clipped, teaser page stamped.  Binding tight, square.  $3

 

MY YOUNG YEARS by Arthur Rubinstein (1973, Knopf). Hardcover w/ worn dust jacket (spine faded). Clean, no writing or marks. Sound, square. Takes the young Rubinstein to the midst of World War I. $8

 

CARLOS SANTANA: Back On Top by Marc Shapiro (2000, St. Martin’s). Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket very good; remainder mark. $8

 

JOY FILLS MY HEART by Mozelle Bennett Sawyer (1976, self-published). Signed by the author. Trade paperback dampstained and rippled, bleeding on bottom page edges.   Foxing on white wraps, tear at lower spine taped. Concert violinist from Traverse City. $5

 

FRANK: The Voice by James Kaplan (2010, Doubleday).  Ex-lib hardcover w/ dust jacket in library mylar, both very good.  $10

 

WHY SINATRA MATTERS by Pete Hamill (1998, Little, Brown).  Small hardcover in very good pinstripe jacket.  No writing.  Smart, excellent writing on a subject I didn’t think I cared about.  $5

 

KENTUCKY TRAVELER: My Life in Music by Ricky Skaggs with Eddie Dean (2013, HarperCollins).  Hardcover in good jacket (sticker on spine, some wear).  Some soil on back cover.  No writing or marks; text clean.  $8

 

GOODBYE 20TH CENTURY: A Biography of Sonic Youth by David Browne (2008, De Capo Press). Hardcover in very good unclipped dust jacket. No writing; clean, sound. $9

 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: In His Own Words by John Duffy (1993, Omnibus). Trade paperback ex-lib. Vertical reading crease on front cover. $5

 

HER NAME IS BARBRA: An Intimate Portrait of the Real Barbra Streisand by Randall Riese (1993, St. Martin’s). Mass market paperback fair; prelim pages semi-detached. $3

 

STREISAND: The Pictorial Biography by Diana and Jackson Harvey (1997, Courage).   Large hardcover damaged at upper spine; back cover stained. Includes stained, torn jacket. Text very good, clean. Binding sound. $5

 

PUT ON A HAPPY FACE: A Broadway Memoir by Charles Strouse (2008, Union Square).   Hardcover in very good dust jacket.   Clean, sound. Strouse is the composer of Annie and Bye, Bye Birdie among many others. $8

 

ORDINARY GIRL: The Journey by Donna Summer with Marc Eliot (2003, Villard). Trade paperback ARC wraps curling. $5

 

TALKING HEADS by Jerome Davis (1986, Vintage). Trade paperback with a little edge/corner wear. $3

 

“BELOVED FRIEND”: The Story of Tchaikowsky and Nadejda von Meck by Catherine Drinker Bowen and Barbara Von Meck (1937, Random House). Hardcover, no jacket, lightly shelfwear, tanning. Clean, no writing. Sound. $9

 

NICKEL DREAMS: My Life by Tanya Tucker with Patsi Bale Cox (1997, Hyperion). Delta Dawn. Hardcover in unclipped, lightly soiled dust jacket; ffep removed. $7

 

DOES THE NOISE IN MY HEAD BOTHER YOU? A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir by Steven Tyler with David Dalton (2011, HarperCollins). Performed with Aerosmith (Paul McCartney says he’s one of the giants of American music. Hm). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good. No writing.   $8.50

 

UNFORGETTABLE FIRE: Past, Present, and Future—the Definitive Biography of U2 by Eamon Dunphy (1988, Warner). Hardcover in clipped dust jacket very good. No writing. $9

 

U2: At the End of the World by Bill Flanagan (1995, Delacorte). Hardcover, no jacket. No writing. $8.50

 

RICHARD WAGNER by Hans Gal (1976, Stein and Day). Ex-lib hardcover w/ dust jacket under mylar. Ffep removed. $5

 

TO ME IT’S WONDERFUL by Ethel Waters (1972, Harper & Row). Trade paperback worn, rubbed. Signature on title page original? $5

 

THE DAYS GROW SHORT: The Life and Music of Kurt Weill by Ronald Sanders (1980, Holt, Rinehart).   Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good. $10

 

MISTER MUSIC MAKER: Lawrence Welk by Mary Lewis Coakley (1958, Doubleday).   Hardcover in stained, faded, edgeworn jacket. Boards sharp, clean. No writing or marks; text clean. Binding sound, square. Uh-one… $7

 

HAVE MERCY: Confessions of the Original Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal by Wolfman Jack with Byron Laursen (1995, Warner). Hardcover in unclipped lightly edgeworn dust jacket. No writing. Influential dj. $9

 

HOWLING AT THE MOON: The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess by Walter Yetnikoff with David Ritz (2004, Broadway). Ex-lib hardcover in mylar-covered jacket. $8

 

THE REAL FRANK ZAPPA BOOK by Frank Zappa with Peter Occhiogrosso (1989, Poseidon).   Trade paperback has some wear (corners curling); marginal soil on final page. No writing. Binding sound. $6

Fiction/Literature

STEEL GUITAR by Linda Barnes (1993, Dell).  Mass market paperback mystery.  Good condition; tan, reading creases along spine.  $2

 

CORELLI’S MANDOLIN by Louis de Bernieres (1995, Vintage). Trade paperback very good w/ light wear. WWII on a Greek island, a love story. Cross-reference: Islands. $5

 

DOCTOR FAUSTUS: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn by Thomas Mann (1948, Knopf).  Hardcover, no jacket, ex-lib in fair condition.  Black boards worn, title hand-written on spine, pocket inside front cover, date slip residue on ffep.  Binding weakened at half-title page.   Includes probably book club insert w/ Karsh portrait of Mann and Fadiman review of Doctor Faustus (tearing along fold).   $6

 

THE GLASS HARMONICA by Louise Marley (2001, Ace).  Mass market paperback good with prev owner name on teaser page.  Sci-fi time travel.   $3

 

THE PIANO TUNER by Daniel Mason (2003, Vintage). Trade paperback w/ a little marginalia, brief notes on blurb page; o/w very good. Set in 1880s London and Burma.   $5

 

SYMPHONY by Jude Morgan (2007, St. Martin’s). Very good hardcover in vg unclipped jacket; clean, no writing.   Based on the love affair between composer Hector Berlioz and actress Harriet Smithson.  $9

 

BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett (2001, HarperCollins).  Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket; prev owner name inside front cover and remainder mark.  Boards and jacket only lightly worn but exposure to water has led to extensive bleeding on the interior of both (damage not visible on exterior of jacket).  Text clean, binding sound, square.  $7

 

GUYS AND DOLLS: The Stories of Damon Runyon (1997, Barnes&Noble). Hardcover in very good dust jacket (a little dulled).   Clean, bright, sound. Inspiration for the Broadway musical.  $9

 

AN EQUAL MUSIC by Vikram Seth (2000, Vintage).  Trade paperback good, clean, sound.  Romance rekindled between a violinist and a pianist set against the international music scene of Vienna and Venice.   $5

 

NIGHT MUSIC by Harrison Gradwell Slater (2003, NAL). Ex-lib trade paperback. “Mozart meets mystery… lush, compelling”.  $6

 

SWAN OF TUONELA by Charles Wyatt (2006, Hanging Loose Press). Short stories; artful, insightful, atmospheric written by classical flutist. Trade paperback ex-lib but o/w vg.  $3.50

Performance

ERIC CLAPTON: A Life in the Blues (1995, Amsco Publ). Ex-lib softcover worn; date slip pasted on table of contents but o/w very good.   Binding sound.  $6

 

PHIL KEAGGY: Acoustic Sketches transcribed by Libertino (1997, John August/Mel Bay).   Like new softcover w/ unopened CD.   No writing or marks. Binding tight.  $35

 

RANDY NEWMAN: Little Criminals (1978, Almo). Softcover lightly worn. No writing or marks. Sound.   $35

 

LEONARD COHEN: Songs of Love and Hate (1972, Amsco). Worn softcover. No writing or marks. Binding sound. $15

 

MEGADEATH:  Selections from Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? and So Far, So Good…So What! (1994, Hal Leonard).  Damaged, soiled.  Pages 149-152 have suffered some loss.  Otherwise quite serviceable.  Binding sound.  $14

 

GREEN DAY: Nimrod. (1998, Warner Bros).   Softcover worn w/ some soil. No writing or marks. Staple binding sound. $4

 

SAMTLICHE LIEDER FUR EINE SINGSTIMME MIT KLAVIERBEGLEITUNG VON ROBERT SCHUMANN: Volume II and III (undated, CF Peters, Leipzig). Hardcovers lightly worn. No writing or marks. Bindings sound. $30 each

 

THE MESSIAH: for four-part chorus of mixed voices, and piano by G. F. Handel (1912, Schirmer).   Softcover preserved in clear plastic cover. No writing or marks (brief pencil notation on title page). Binding sound. $7

 

TREASURES FROM THE MASTERS: A Collection of Twelve Pieces Edited for the Hammond Organ by Wilfred Tremblay (1951, Ethel Smith). Green softcover worn along spine, w/ pencil notations. Staple binding sound. $6

 

CROWN OF LIFE: for the Sunday School by W. A. Ogden (1875, Whitney).  Paper-covered boards well-worn, some text on back cover worn off.  Cloth tape spine splitting.  Front endpapers have prev owner name/town and doodling, some song titles are checked in pencil.  Binding sound.   $20

 

A KINDERGARTEN BOOK OF FOLK-SONGS by Lorraine Warner (1922, Schirmer).  Hardcover, no jacket.  Binding loose but all pages attached.  No writing or marks.  $10

 

TIM HANSEL & SONNY SALSBURY’S FREEZE-DRIED SONGBOOK (1981, Songs & Creation).  A backpacker’s musical companion.  Small (4 oz., 182 pgs), Christian.  Lyrics and chords.  Worn, clean (price sticker residue on front cover), sound.  $10

 

DANCE MUSIC THE WHOLE WORLD PLAYS selected and edited by Albert Wier (1917, Appleton). Very worn softcover w/ weak binding. Textblock detached from wraps. My grandmother’s name in pencil inside back cover. $15

 

ATHLETIC DANCES AND SIMPLE CLOGS by Hillas and Knighton (1929, Barnes). Ex-lib in plain buckram boards. Incomplete. Intended for instruction in the public schools. $2

 

“GOOD MORNING”: Music, Calls, and Directions for Old-Time Dancing as Revived by Mr. And Mrs. Henry Ford (1943, Dearborn, Michigan). Fourth edition. Softcover; cloth tape spine.   Wraps lightly worn/soiled; text clean.   No writing or marks. $7.50

 

FOLKSONGS & BALLADS POPULAR IN IRELAND: Volumes 1-4 edited and arr by John Loesberg (1979-1989, Ossian, Cork). Stapled binding softcovers in excellent condition. $2 each

 

100 GREAT SCOTTISH SONGS presented by Pat Conway (1986, Walton’s, Dublin).   Softcover, sound and clean. Orig came with a cassette. Book only. $7

 

HONEY IN THE HORN: A Collection of Songs by Billy Edd Wheeler (1963, Hargail Music Press).   Softcover worn w/ some soil.   Staple binding sound. $20 Also available: Song of a Woods Colt: The Power and Poetry of Billy Edd Wheeler (1969, Droke House). Signed/dated by author on ffep, hardcover in worn/rubbed jacket. Text clean, bright. Binding tight. West Virginia’s Robert Frost. $7

 

EASY PIANO SMASH POP HITS 2001 arr by Dan Coates and Richard Bradley (2001, Warner Bros). Softcover lightly worn. WWW.Memory???   $5

 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Andrew Lloyd Webber (1987, Hal Leonard).   Spiral-bound lightly worn. Prev owner name in pencil inside front cover.   $5

 

SELECTIONS FROM FORREST GUMP THE SOUNDTRACK (1996, Hal Leonard). Easy Piano. Softcover only lightly worn. $5

 

THE NEW ILLUSTRATED DISNEY SONGBOOK (1986, Abrams).  Hardcover in good jacket (edgeworn w/ closed tears).  No writing or marks; binding sound.  215 pgs, 73 songs.  $9

 

RALPH STANLEY AND THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS: Old Time Songs (1985, Beaver Valley Press).   Lyrics only. Softcover, 17 pages, very good condition. No writing or marks. Staple binding sound. $6

 

ERNEST TUBB: 20 Favorites (1943, Ernest Tubb Publ). Worn softcover. No writing or marks. Preserved in plastic folder. Includes an 8×10 glossy of The Texas Troubadour. $10

 

Reference

THE LISTENER’S DICTIONARY OF MUSICAL TERMS by Helen Kaufmann (1960, Grosset & Dunlap).   Sweet little hardcover w/ edgeworn jacket. No writing or marks. Sound.   $4

 

FROM BACH TO VERSE: Comic Mnemonics for Famous Musical Themes by Josefa Heifetz (1983, Penguin).  Trade paperback (oblong) with light wear; covers want to curl.  No writing or marks.  Binding sound.  $3

 

THE BIG BAND ALMANAC by Leo Walker (1989, De Capo). Intros by Harry James and Les Brown. Large format softcover, 466 pages, heavily illustrated, alphabetically arranged. Edgewear to silver wraps but appears minimally used. $7

 

THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ ON CD: 7th edition by Richard Cook and Brian Morton (2004, Penguin). 1725 pages. Trade softcover w/ some wear (creasing at corners).   Something blacked out on outer page edges. Some highlighting.   Binding sound.   $6

 

THE HARMONY ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROCK: 7th edition (1992, Harmony). Large format paperback ex-school lib. Does not appear to have gotten much use.   $6.50

 

AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE VIOLIN by Alberto Bachmann (1975, De Capo).  Orig publ in 1925.  Trade paperback nearly new.  No writing or marks; clean.  Binding tight, square.  470 pgs.  $6

 

THE INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY OF MUSIC: For Home and Studio (1925, University Society).   Fourteen volumes hardcover in good to very good condition. Prev owner bookplate inside each front cover, name written on ffeps. Four volumes are Music Literature (History (2), Pianist’s Guide, Opera), ten volumes of performance (Popular Favorites/Piano Transcriptions, Concert Selections (2), Study Material Grades Two through Four, Salon Pieces, Popular Classics, Study Pieces (2)). $10 each, $100 for all.

 

THE A-Z OF CLASSICAL COMPOSERS by Peter Gammond et al (1997, CLB). Large format hardcover w/ lightly edgeworn dust jacket (faded in spots). Beautifully illustrated. $11

 

OPERA: Composers, Works, Performers edited by Andras Batta (2000, Konemann). Large, heavy hardcover in very good jacket.   923 pages. Clean, sound. $25

 

MUSIC LOVERS’ ENCYCLOPEDIA by Rupert Hughes (1939, US School of Music). 877 pages. First edition stated but also that it is “revised and edited”.   Hardcover w/ poor dust jacket (back panel and spine gone). Some wear to maroon boards. No writing or marks; endpapers age-discolored. Some rippling throughout but clean and odor-free.   Fold-out of pitch and range in exc cond. Binding sound, square.   $10

 

THE VICTOR BOOK OF MUSICAL FUN: A Brand-New Collection of Musical Quiz Games, Anecdotes, and Cartoons by Ted Cott (1945, Simon & Schuster). Hardcover w/ poor dust jacket. No writing, clean; sound. I could answer nothing, not a single question. Good luck! $8

 

MUSICALS: Today in History by Joe Stollenwerk (2006, Emmis). A this-day-in-history (e.g. today, May 14th, in 1936 Show Boat with Irene Dunne premiered). Quotes, questions, trivia & facts! I defy you to resist looking up your birthday (Bob Fosse and I share ours). Trade paperback like new. $6

 

Instructional

 

THE MOZART EFFECT: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit by Don Campbell (2001, HarperCollins). Trade paperback w/ prev owner name on front cover and teaser page; no other writing or marks. $5

 

MUSIC THEORY: The Fundamental Concepts of Tonal Music Including Notation, Terminology, and Harmony by George Thaddeus Jones (1974, Barnes&Noble). Trade paperback rippled at the corners from damp-exposure; spine faded. No writing.   Binding sound. $5

 

ORCHESTRATION by Cecil Forsyth (1950, Macmillan).  Hardcover, no jacket, showing some wear (one corner bumped).  Prev owner name/address on ffep; no other writing or marks.  Binding sound, square.  $8

 

PROJECT LESSONS IN ORCHESTRATION by Arthur Heacox (1928, Oliver Ditson Co).  No dust jacket.  Hardcover has some mottling/soil/wear.  Marginalia, notes on endpapers in pencil.  Several pages marred at upper margin by paper clip rust, short tears and indentation.  Binding sound.  $7

 

THE ART OF COUNTERPOINT by C. H. Kitson (1950, Oxford).  No dust jacket.  Some wear/soil to boards, prev owner info in pencil; no other writing.  A break in the binding but all pages secure.   $6

 

HOW TO DEVELOP STACCATO TOUCH by Tobias Matthay (1928, Theodore Presser Co).  Eleven page booklet in good condition.  Part of the Etude Musical Booklet Library.  Wraps lightly soiled/worn.  No writing or marks.  Binding sound, staples rusty.  $14.50

 

SHINICHI SUZUKI: His Speeches and Essays (1989, Ability Development). Softcover w/ plastic comb binding good condition (yellow wraps a little soiled/foxed). Text clean. $7.50

 

GUITAR EXERCISES FOR DUMMIES by Mark Phillips and Jon Chappell (2009, Wiley).  Trade paperback wraps are creased.  No writing or marks; clean, sound.  CD never been opened.  $6.50

 

THE BEST INSTRUCTION GUIDE EVER! Learn to Play Guitar the Easy Way by Andy Aledort (2012, Guitar World/Time Home Entertainment).  Softcover creased.  No writing or marks; clean, sound. 128 pgs.  $10

 

THE COMPLETE GUITARIST by Richard Chapman (1993, Dorling Kindersley).  Large format pictorial hardcover (no jacket).  Prev owner stamp on front and rear fep; no other writing or marks.  Includes much more information re: guitars than merely instructional, all accompanied by the signature lush photography of Dorling Kindersley publications.  SOLD

 

TEACH YOURSELF THE PIANO by King Palmer (1999, NTC Publ). Trade paperback good condition; clean, sound. $3

 

KEYBOARD HARMONY: A Practical Application of Music Theory, Including the Study of Melody Harmonization, Broken Chords and Arpeggios,Modulation and Improvisation by George Wedge (1924, Schirmer). Hardcover (no jacket) in good condition. Some pencil highlighting/marginalia. Binding sound. $10

 

EIGHTH,TENTH QUARTER OF THE PROGRESSIVE SERIES OF PIANO LESSONS: Advanced Course (1923, 1929, Art Publication Society). Softcovers good to very good. Bindings tight. $15-$20 each

 

THE ARMCHAIR CONDUCTOR: How to Lead a Symphony Orchestra in the Privacy of Your Own Home by Dan Carlinsky and Ed Goodgold (1991, Dell). Oblong softcover with light wear. Foreword by Victor Borge. Nuff said!   $4

 

NATURAL SINGING AND EXPRESSIVE CONDUCTING by Paul Peterson (1966, John Blair).  Ex-lib hardcover in mylar-covered dust jacket.  Pocket on ffep.  SALE PENDING

 

THE CHORAL SINGER’S HANDBOOK: How to Become a Good Choral Singer by Roy Bennett (1977, Marks Music). Trade paperback w/ some writing (prev owner name on title page, answers to a quiz in pencil). Binding sound. $4

 

STARTING YOUR OWN ROCK BAND by Cynthia Dagnal (1983, Contemporary Books). Ex-lib trade paperback in fair condition (half of spine is gone). Pocket inside rear cover. Text clean, binding sound. “See you in Billboard.” Written by an optimist. $6

 

SCALES & MODES IN THE BEGINNING: Created Especially for Guitarists by Ron Middlebrook (1982, Centerstream). Large format softcover very good. Clean, sound. $6

 

Juvenilia

BEN’S TRUMPET by Rachel Isadora (1989, Scholastic). Oblong softcover has some wear/creasing along spine. Clean, sound. Illustrations deservedly recd Caldecott Honors. $1

 

THE OTHER MOZART: The Life of the Famous Chevalier de Saint-George by Hugh Brewster (2007, Abrams). Large pictorial hardcover with unclipped dust jacket both very good (half-inch closed tear on jacket edge).   No writing; clean, tight. $4

Cookbooks

IF IT MAKES YOU HEALTHY: More than 100 Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Seasons by Sheryl Crow & Chuck White (2011, St. Martin’s).  Hardcover in dust jacket excellent.  Eat like this and sing like Sheryl!  $9

 

A MUSICAL FEAST: Recipes from Over 100 of the World Most Famous Musical Artists compiled by Wendy Diamond (1995, Global Liaisons).  Glossy pictorial hardcover, no jacket, very good.  Meatloaf from…. Meat Loaf?  Salt ‘n’ Pepa’s Jerk Chicken, Smokin’ Corn Chowder from the Grateful Dead.  Cheese Sandwich–Randy Newman.  $7

 

HAYDN IN THE KITCHEN compiled by The International Symphony Orchestra or Sarnia and Port Huron.  Fundraiser: soft paper covers with plastic comb binding in excellent condition.  No writing or soil.  Nice musical touches and drawings of local sights.  $6

 

FAVORITE RECIPES FROM SWEET ADELINES AND FRIENDS honoring the 25th anniversary of Harmony Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines, Midland, Michigan.  Standard fundraiser.  Card covers w/ plastic comb binding very good.  No writing or soil.  $4

Ephemera

BROADSHEET FOR THE ALCOVE: 8×11 xeroxed ad for Detroit club, The Alcove, on McNichols, west of Woodward. Undated, b&w. Creased horizontally once; condition o/w good. Busy artwork by “Tom”.   $5

 

BOOK OF 10 POSTCARDS CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF HILL AUDITORIUM (2013).   Like new.  Features notables such as Leontyne Price, Leonard Bernstein, Glenn Gould, seven more.   $5

 

TSHIRTS: Metallica and Coal Chamber circa 1990s, mens large.  Both black.  Metallica like new.  CC a little faded.   $10 each

 

 

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BOATS, TRAINS, & PLANES—a catalog for enthusiasts

This is the first installment of what will be browsing categories for the convenience of folks who prefer to shop online.  It features a selection of merchandise available and is regularly updated to reflect current inventory.

 

BLUE=BOATS

GREEN=TRAINS

BROWN=PLANES

 

History/Military

 

THE SCENTS OF EDEN: A History of the Spice Trade by Charles Corn (1999, Kodansha Intl). Trade paperback in very good condition. Prev owner name/address inside front cover. Binding sound. $6

THE FRIGATES: An Account of the Lesser Warships of the Wars from 1793 to 1815 by James Henderson (1998, Wordsworth Editions, UK). Trade paperback w/ some wear, no writing or marks. Binding sound. $4.50

HIS MAJESTY’S BARK ENDEAVOUR: The Story of the Ship and her People by Antonia Macarthur (1998, Angus & Robertson).  Trade paperback excellent.  86 pages, profusely illustrated.  Captain Cook’s voyage to the south seas to observe transit of Venus.   $5

LOST AT SEA: Great Shipwrecks of History by Ronald Pearsall (1996, Todtri).  Large format hardcover w/ dust jacket lavishly illustrated.  Jacket has some wear; all else fine.  No writing or marks.  Sound.  $12

HARD AGROUND: The Story of the Argo Merchant Oil Spill  by Ron Winslow (1978, Norton).  Ex-lib hardcover with dust jacket in mylar.  Residue from pocket/date slip on ffep. Text clean, binding sound.   Off the coast of Nantucket in 1976.  “In this case, the entire cargo drifted out to sea; but next time we may not be so lucky.”  7.6 million gallons of oil in the ocean is lucky?   For whom?   $7

DEATH RAFT: The Human Drama of the Medusa Shipwreck by Alexander McKee (1976, Scribner’s). Hardcover with jacket very good (jacket has a large chip at upper spine); no writing, clean. Includes chapters on the Gericault painting and comparative disasters of more recent times.  SOLD

THE SPANISH MAIN by Peter Wood, THE ANCIENT MARINERS by Colin Thubron (1979, 1981, TimeLife). The Seafarers Series in blue padded leather only lightly worn. No writing, sound.  $7 each

THE VOYAGE OF THE ARMADA: The Spanish Story by David Howarth (1981, Viking). Hardcover w/ edgeworn dust jacket. No writing or marks. Sound, square. $8

THE MUTINY ON BOARD H.M.S. BOUNTY by William Bligh (1965, Airmont).  Worn mass market paperback, chip out of front cover; a number in black marker inside the front cover, another stamped on title page, and another penciled on back cover.  Tan, binding sound.  Orig publ in 1792.  $2.50

DEMON OF THE WATERS: The True Story of Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe by Gregory Gibson (2002, Little, Brown).  Hardcover in crisp dust jacket.  Clean, sharp, tight.   $8

THE FAMINE SHIPS: The Irish Exodus to America by Edward Laxton (1998, Henry Holt).   Trade paperback very good, clean.   Writing is uneven and illustrations nearly worthless, but worth reading nonetheless. $6

THE LOST FLEET: A Yankee Whaler’s Struggle Against the Confederate Navy and Arctic Disaster by Marc Songini (2007, St. Martin’s).  Hardcover in dust jacket near mint with a trace of wear to the jacket.  $9

SEA OF GRAY: The Around-the World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah by Tom Chaffin (2006, Hill and Wang).  Hardcover with dust jacket very good but with a bit of pencilled highlighting.  Binding tight, square.  $8

HARDLUCK IRONCLAD: The Sinking  and Salvage of the Cairo by Edwin Bearss (1988, Louisiana State UP).  Trade paperback with some wear (creasing on front cover).  Prev owner address label and note on half-title page, marginal stain affects last fifty pages, two dog-ears.  $5

DUEL BETWEEN THE FIRST IRONCLADS by William Davis (1995, Barnes & Noble).  Hardcover w/ dust jacket very good.  Binding tight.  $7.50

RAISING THE HUNLEY: The Remarkable History and Recovery of the Lost Confederate Submarine by Brian Hicks and Schuyler Kropf (2002, Ballantine).  Ex-lib hardcover in dust jacket showing some wear.  $8

HISTORY OF AMERICAN STEAM NAVIGATION by John Morrison (1958, Stephen Daye).  Hardcover in worn, faded dust jacket.  No writing or marks.  Sound, square binding.  Orig published in 1903.   Over 50 illustrations by renowned marine artist Samuel Stanton who was lost with the Titanic.  $10

THE SHIP THAT HUNTED ITSELF by Colin Simpson (1977, Stein & Day).  Ex-lib hardcover with jacket in mylar.  Removal of ffep has damaged the binding but all pages secure.  WWI.  $5

THE LAST VOYAGE OF THE LUSITANIA by AA Hoehling and Mary Hoehling (1956, Holt). Ex-lib hardcover w/ dust jacket. Fair condition. A lot of tape residue on endpapers, pocket on rear endpaper. $6

EXPLORING THE LUSITANIA: Probing the Mysteries of the Sinking That Changed History by Robert Ballard with Spencer Dunmore (1995, Warner).  Large format hardcover w/ unclipped but worn dust jacket.  No writing or marks.  Binding sound, but a little cocked.  $12

DEAD WAKE: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson (2015, Crown).  Ex-lib hardcover with jacket in mylar.  Very good with library identifiers.  Compelling read.  $8.50

THE TITANIC DISASTER HEARINGS: The Official Transcripts of the 1912 Senate Investigation edited by Tom Kuntz (1998, Pocket).  Glossy hardcover, no jacket as issued, nearly new (slight rubbing of gloss).  Sharp boards, clean text, tight, square binding.  $8

TITANIC: The Death and Life of a Legend by Michael Davie (1988, Henry Holt). Trade paperback very good but with prev owner bookplate (with a sinking ship!) on the title page. Light wear. $6

TITANIC: Legacy of the World’s Greatest Ocean Liner by Susan Wels (1997, TimeLife Books).  Hardcover w/ dust jacket excellent, nearly new.  No writing, marks, soil, and only a trace of wear.  $10

THE SINKING OF THE TITANIC: 1912 Survivor Accounts, reprint of Logan Marshall’s original 1912 classic, abridged and edited by Bruce Caplan (2001, Seattle Miracle Press). Trade paperback in excellent condition signed by Caplan. $5

THE STORY OF THE TITANIC AS TOLD BY ITS SURVIVORS by Lawrence Beesley, Archibald Gracie, Cmd Lightoller and Harold Bride, edited by Jack Winocour (1960, Dover).  Newer reprint trade paperback good w/ prev owner bookplate (sinking ship) on front fly.  O/w clean, sound.   $5

“UNSINKABLE”: The Full Story of RMS Titanic by Daniel Butler (1998, Stackpole).  Inscribed by author on title page.  Hardcover in lightly worn dust jacket.  Binding sound, slightly cocked.   $8

DOWN WITH THE OLD CANOE: A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster by Steven Biel (1996, Norton). Dust jacket has been clipped; light rubbing, all else like new. $8

GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECKS & SURVIVALS by William Ratigan (1973, Eerdmans). Trade paperback lightly worn. No writing or marks. Binding sound, square. $5

ISLE ROYALE SHIPWRECKS by Frederick Stonehouse (1983, Avery Studios).  Trade paperback in good condition (some wear, soil on back cover).  No writing or marks; text clean.  Sound.  $5

GHOST SHIPS OF THE GREAT LAKES by Dwight Boyer (1968, Freshwater Press).  Trade paperback with some  wear; no writing or marks.  Binding sound.  Focus is on 17 ships gone missing.  $5

GHOSTS OF THE GREAT LAKES: More Than Mere Legend by Megan Long (2003, Thunder Bay Press).  Trade paperback like new.  More than mere boats.  $5

IF WE MAKE IT ‘TIL DAYLIGHT: The Story of Frank Mays and the Sinking of the Carl D. Bradley as told to Pat & Jim Stayer and Tim Juhl (2003, Out of the Blue).  Trade paperback light wear/reading soil.  Incl 2006 news clipping featuring Mays.  $5

3 DVDS FROM DAVID TROTTER AT UNDERSEA RESEARCH ASSOCIATES  (2005). Steamship Metropole (1903), Two Ships Frozen in Time (the Gilbert, 1914, and the Bridge, 1869), and Titans Clash (the Goodyear in 1910), all went down in the Great Lakes. These three DVDs are ex-lib with some wear. $20 each, all three $50

RUM WAR AT SEA by Malcolm Willoughby (1964, US Govt).  Hardcover, no jacket.  No writing or marks, sound.  The US Coast Guard during Prohibition.  $7

THE STORY OF THE AMERICA’S CUP: 1851-1995 by Ranulf Rayner (1996, Warwick).  Paintings by Tim Thompson.  Large format hardcover in jacket, both showing some wear.  Remainder mark; text clean.  Some play in binding but o/w sound.  $10

HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SAILING NAVY; The Ships and Their Development by Howard Chapelle (1949, Bonanza). Dust jacket fair, boards good. Prev owner name on ffep; no other writing. Sound. $9

EMPIRE OF BLUE WATER: Captain Morgan’s Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws’ Bloody Reign by Stephan Talty (2007, Crown). Very good hardcover in jacket. $9

PACIFIC SAIL: Four Centuries of Western Ships in the Pacific by Roger Morris (1987, International Marine). Hardcover w/ rippled dust jacket (faded spine). Prev owner name/address on half-title page. Binding shaken but o/w sound. A few pages rippled but text very good, clean.   One spine end chewed.  Free

PT BOATS AT WAR: World War II to Vietnam by Norman Polmar and Samuel Loring Morison (1999, MBI Publ).  Large format softcover very good w/ prev owner name/info in upper corner of title page.  All else clean and tight.  $6

SIMPLE COURAGE: A True Story of Peril on the Sea by Frank Delaney (2006, Random House).  Hardcover in very good jacket.  No writing.  Story of the foundering of the Flying Enterprise in a 1950s gale in the North Atlantic and her captain’s stand aboard her.  $9

THE YARD: Building a Destroyer at the Bath Iron Works by Michael Sanders (1999, Perennial). Trade paperback light wear. No writing or marks. Sound. $5

SUBMARINE WARFARE: An Illustrated History by Antony Preston (1998, Brown Books, UK). Hardcover w/ dust jacket in very good condition (one corner lightly bumped). Clean, sound. $12.50

THE SITUATION IN FLUSHING by Edmund G. Love (1980, Hardscrabble). Wonderful, warm and witty memoir of growing up in small-town Flushing, Michigan in the early years of the twentieth-century. The railroad that runs through Flushing plays a leading role. Highly recommended. Trade paperback in good condition (some creasing, circular shadow on front cover from an old price sticker), prev owner name/address inside front cover. Binding sound. $5

THE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN RAIL by Christopher Chant (2007, Chartwell). 443 pages, a heavy, compact softcover loaded w/ illustrations, lightly worn. $6

LIMITEDS ALONG THE LAKEFRONT: The Illinois Central in Chicago by Alan Lind (1986, Transport History Press).  Hardcover in excellent condition but no jacket.  No writing or marks.  $12

THE RAILROAD MONOPOLY: An Instrument of Banker Control of the American Economy by John Shott (1950, Public Affairs Institute).  Hardcover worn, binding breaking at title page (tape-repaired).  Fold-out of Railroad Rate Committees and Associations excellent.  No writing or marks.  $8

EARLY RAILWAYS: Pleasures and Treasures by J.B. Snell (1967, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, UK). Hardcover in unclipped, lightly dust jacket. Overall, very good condition. No writing; clean. Sound. $8

LAST TRAIN TO PARADISE: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad That Crossed an Ocean by Les Standiford (2002, Crown). Ex-lib hardcover w/ dust jacket. Who knew? Not this Michigander! Incredible story well-told.  SOLD

WORKIN’ ON THE RAILROAD: Reminiscences from the Age of Steam edited and commentary by Richard Reinhardt (1970, Weathervane Books).  Hardcover in good dust jacket (no tears or chips).  No writing or marks.  Binding has a ‘break’ at rear fly but all pages secure.  $8.50

HEAR THAT LONESOME WHISTLE BLOW: Railroads in the West by Dee Brown (1977, Holt, Rinehart). Author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Hardcover w/ dust jacket. Jacket has some wear (inch-long closed tear on front cover); all else very good, clean, sound. $9

MAN’S BEST FRIEND: The Story of Shep (undated, The River Press).  12 page pamphlet relates the story of a collie dog who waited five years at the train station in Fort Benton, Montana for his master to return.  Some wear along spine; one-inch split at lower spine.  No writing.  $6

HIGHBALL: A Pageant of Trains by Lucius Beebe (1945, newer reprint Bonanza). Hardcover w/ dust jacket (dj showing some wear at upper spine). Prev owner name/address inside front cover. Text clean, binding sound. $10

ALL ABOARD! The Railroad in American Life by George Douglas (1996, Smithmark). Dust jacket, boards lightly worn. No writing or marks. Binding sound, square. $9

STEAM TRAINS OF THE WORLD by Bill Hayes (1981, Galahad). Large format hardcover with dust jacket lightly worn (small tape repairs along edges). Prev owner name/address inside front cover; no other writing or marks. Binding sound, square. $10

COMPLETE HISTORY OF NORTH AMERICAN RAILWAYS (1996, Regency House). Oversized hardcover in very good dust jacket. A couple bumps along upper edge. No writing or marks. Binding sound, square. $15

THE YEARS OF THE SKY KINGS by Arch Whitehouse (1964, Award Books). The Great War from the perspective of one of its pilots. Mass market paperback lightly worn, clean, tan. Binding sound, square. $3

THE FIRST AIR WAR: A Pictorial History 1914-1919 by Terry C. Treadwell and Alan C. Wood (1996, Barnes & Noble). Excellent condition hardcover w/ dust jacket, but it does have prev owner name/address on ffep. $8

FIGHTING THE FLYING CIRCUS by Eddie Rickenbacker (newer facsimile reprint of 1919 edition, TimeLife). Beautifully bound in blue leather in very good condition (one corner bumped). Appears unread. $10

FLYING HOOKERS FOR THE MACON: The Last Great Rigid Airship Adventure by Thom Hook ( 2001, Airsho). Softcover with wear, corners creased. Inscribed by author to John Gill. Includes a snapshot of the author. $40

HISTORY OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE by David Anderton (1981, Crescent). Large hardcover with good dust jacket. Clean, sound. $15

THE LORE OF FLIGHT (1970, Tre Tryckare, Sweden). Large hardcover, no jacket. Blue boards stained and worn. Text is clean (outer page edges soiled but does not affect interior). Binding sound. In English. Exhaustive, includes encyclopaedic index. $12

THE FOKKER DR.1 AND D VII IN WORLD WAR I by Heinz Nowarra (1991, Schiffer Military History). Oblong trade paperback in very good condition (prev owner name on title page). $5

BE2 IN ACTION by Peter Cooksley (1992, Squadron/Signal Publications). Oblong trade paperback in very good condition (prev owner name on title page). $5

GERMAN BOMBERS OF WWI IN ACTION by Peter Cooksley (2000, Squadron/Signal Publ).  Oblong trade paperback very good w/ prev owner name inside front cover.  Staple binding sound.  $11

THE CANVAS FALCONS: The Men and Planes of World War I by Stephen Longstreet (1995, Barnes & Noble).   Very good hardcover w/ dust jacket neatly taped to inside covers.  No writing or marks.  Binding sound, square.  $8.50

HIGH FLEW THE FALCONS: The French Aces of World War I by Herbert Molloy Mason Jr. (1965, Lippincott).  Ex-lib hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket in mylar.  Many illustrations.  $7

SEPTEMBER CHAMPIONS: The Story of America’s Air Racing Pioneers by Robert Hull (1979, Stackpole).  Hardcover with edgeworn dust jacket (tape repaired).  No writing or marks.  $9

AVIATION IN THE U.S. ARMY 1919-1939 by Maurer Maurer (1987, Office of Air Force History).  Trade paperback; back cover and final pages rippled (inside of back cover dampstained).  No writing.  Binding sound, square.  $7

FLIGHT IN AMERICA: 1900-1983: From the Wrights to the Astronauts by Roger Bilstein (1984, Johns Hopkins UP). Hardcover w/ edgeworn dust jacket. Clean, no writing or marks. Sound. $8.50

THE DELTOID PUMPKIN SEED by John McPhee (1992, Noonday Press).  Trade paperback very good; clean, tight.  McPhee handles the technological exploit of a lighter-than-air ship with his customary craftsmanship and curiosity.  $6 

WINGS OF FAME: The Journal of Classic Combat Aircraft. (1995, 1996) Volumes 1 and 2. Still sealed in factory plastic. $20 each

AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE: 29 Classic RAF Aircraft from World War I to the Present Day (1987, Crescent). Large format softcover lightly worn. No writing or marks. Sound.  One spine end chewed.  Free

A-10: Combat Aircraft Series by Bill Sweetman and Lindsay Peacock (1992, Crescent). Fairchild Thunderbolt II. “Dedicated tank killer.” Very good hardcover. No jacket. Clean, sound.   SOLD

AH-64: Combat Aircraft Series by Bill Sweetman and Lindsay Peacock (1992, Crescent). McDonnell Douglas Apache helicopter. Kills people best. (That’s what it says!) Very good hardcover. No jacket. Clean, sound. $7

 

 

World War II

U.S. WARSHIPS OF WORLD WAR II by Paul H. Silverstone (1970, Doubleday). No jacket, hardcover w/ shelfwear. Prev owner name/note on ffep; text clean. Binding has play but o/w sound. Essential reference. $8

U.S. BATTLESHIPS IN ACTION, PART ONE by Robert Stern (1980, squadron/signal publications). Oblong trade paperback in very good condition. $4.50

A BATTLE HISTORY OF THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY (1941-1945) by Paul Dull (1978, Naval Institute Press).  BCE hardcover in edgeworn dust jacket.  Clean, sound, square.  $8.50

DOWN TO THE SEA: An Epic Story of Naval Disaster and Heroism in World War II by Bruce Henderson (2007, Smithsonian Books). Hardcover, dust jacket in excellent condition. Riveting. $9.

THE USS ARIZONA: The Ship, the Men, The Pearl Harbor Attack, and the Symbol That Aroused America by Jasper, Delgado, Adams (2001, St. Martins). Hardcover w/ dust jacket in excellent condition. No writing or marks. $7.50

SINK THE BISMARCK! by C.S. Forester (1963, Bantam). Author of the Hornblower series. Mass market paperback with light wear, sticker on front. No writing or marks. Binding sound. $2.00

NEPTUNE’S INFERNO: The US Navy at Guadalcanal by James Hornfischer (2011, Bantam). Hardcover w/ dust jacket in excellent condition. No writing or marks. Binding sound, square. $9

QUEEN OF THE FLAT-TOPS: The USS Lexington and the Coral Sea Battle by Stanley Johnston (1979, Bantam). Mass market paperback in good condition; light wear, no writing or marks, clean. Fold-out illustration very good. Binding sound. $3

COMBAT COMMAND: The American Aircraft Carriers in the Pacific War by Frederick Sherman (1950, Dutton). Inscribed by author (USN retired admiral) to a former Port Huron neighbor. Hardcover, no jacket, has taken a bad bump to the outer edge of front board resulting in a tear in the board. Spine faded. O/w clean, sound. $95

SEA OF THUNDER: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945 by Evan Thomas (2006, Simon & Schuster). Hardcover w/ dust jacket in excellent condition. No writing or marks. Binding tight, square. $9

U-BOOTE: 1935-1945 The History of the Kriegsmarine U-Boats by Jean-Philippe Dallies-Labourdette (1996, Histoire & Collections). Large hardcover, no jacket. Pictorial boards excellent. No writing or marks. Binding sound. In English. $30

A TALE OF TWO SUBS: An Untold Story of World War II, Two Sister Ships, and Extraordinary Heroism by Jonathon McCullough (2008, Grand Central Publ). Hardcover w/ dust jacket in excellent condition. No writing or marks. $8

MIRACLES ON THE WATER: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack by Tom Nagorski (2006, Hyperion). Hardcover with dust jacket. Prev owner name/address on ffep; no other writing. Binding shaken, cocked. $9

SHATTERED SWORD: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway by Jonathon Parshall and Anthony Tully (2005, Potomac). Hardcover w/ dust jacket. Prev owner name/address on fly. Light wear. Binding sound, square. $15  

ABANDON SHIP! Death of the USS Indianapolis by Richard Newcomb (1958, Holt). Ex-lib hardcover w/ dust jacket in mylar. Pocket on half-title page. $8

CARRIER WARFARE IN THE PACIFIC: An Oral History Collection edited by E T Wooldridge (1993, Smithsonian Inst Press).  Hardcover in lightly worn jacket.  Clean, no writing.  $8

LANCASTER: A Bombing Legend by Rick Radell & Mike Vines (1997, Chancellor Press). Dust jacket very good w/ sunned spine. Prev owner inscription on ffep; no other writing or marks. Binding sound. $10

THE GATEFOLD BOOK OF WORLD WAR II WARPLANES (1995, Barnes & Noble). 36 pullout gatefolds from the Avro Lancaster to the Yakovlev Yak-3 in excellent condition. Light wear to glossy pictorial boards. Clean, spiral binding inside hardcover boards sound. $8

GUN CAMERA—WORLD WAR II: Photography from Allied Fighters and Bombers Over Occupied Europe by L. Douglas Keeney (1999, MBI). Large softcover in very good condition. Difficult to look at as most of the aircraft pictured are in flames.   $11.50

HITLER’S LUFTWAFFE by Tony Wood and Bill Gunston (1997, Salamander, UK). Large format hardcover w/ edgeworn dust jacket. $20

I FLEW FOR THE FUHRER: A German Fighter Pilot’s Firsthand Account of Combat in World War II by Heinz Knoke (1979, Bantam). Mass market paperback lightly worn/cocked. Clean, sound. $2.50

FORK-TAILED DEVIL: The P38 by Martin Caidin (1971, Ballantine).  Mass market paperback fair; spine taped at both ends.  Prev owner name inside front cover.  Marginal stain affects a few pages.  $3  

MUSTANG: The Story of the P-51 Fighter by Robert Gruenhagen (1976, Arco). Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket (tears along upper edge back cover of jacket), flaps taped to inside covers. Prev owner name on ffep; text clean. Spine slightly skewed, binding sound. $15

HURRICANE & MESSERSCHMITT by Chaz Bowyer and Armand Van Ishoven (1997, Promotional Reprint Co Ltd). Hardcover w/ jacket very good (inscription on ffep, light wear to jacket). $12

FLIGHT INTO CONQUEST by Masajiro Kawato (1978, self-published). Sharp hardcover w/ no jacket (light soil on back cover, spine bottom a little bumped). Inscribed by the author. Text clean, binding tight. $10

THE TIBBETS STORY by Paul Tibbets with Clair Stebbins and Harry Franken (1978, Stein and Day).  Signed by author on bookplate affixed to inside front cover.  Hardcover with worn dust jacket.  Prev owner address label and prev bookdealer stamp on ffep.  Foxing on outer page edges.  Boards shelfworn, binding sound.  Biography of the Enola Gay pilot.  SOLD

PATHFINDER: A War Autobiography by Air Vice-Marshal D.C.T. Bennett (1972, Sphere). Mass market paperback used. Spine cocked, binding sound. No writing. $4 

FLYING LEGENDS: A Photographic Study of the Great Piston Combat Aircraft of WWII, photography by John Dibbs (1998, Lowe & B. Hould). Large format hardcover w/ dust jacket very good but w/ small dampstain in upper corner of most pages. $10

OVER LORD: General Pete Quesada and the Triumph of Tactical Air Power in World War II by Thomas Hughes (1995, Free Press). Hardcover with dust jacket.   Unclipped jacket lightly worn. No writing or marks. $8

THUNDER IN THE HEAVENS: Classic American Aircraft of World War II by Martin Bowman, photography by Patrick Bunce (1994, Smithmark). Large format hardcover in dust jacket very good. $10

SPIRITS IN THE SKY: Classic Aircraft of World War II by Martin Bowman, photography by Patrick Bunce (1992, Smithmark). Hardcover in dust jacket, light wear. No writing or marks. $10

 

 

Travel/Adventure

SEVENTY NORTH TO FIFTY SOUTH: Captain Cook’s Last Voyage by Paul Dale (1969, Prentice-Hall). A modern annotation of Cook’s final journal. His voyage to the South Pacific Islands, Coast of North America, Hawaiian Islands, and Alaska. Ex-school lib hardcover. Unclipped jacket in mylar.  SOLD

PETER FREUCHEN’S BOOK OF THE SEVEN SEAS (1958, Messner). Hardcover in fair dust jacket. Inch-long rip in upper spine of boards. No writing or marks. Binding sound, square. A classic.  SOLD

THE VOYAGE OF THE ROSE CITY; An Adventure at Sea by John Moynihan (2011, Spiegel & Grau). Four months aboard a supertanker, the author was the son of US Senator Danial Moynihan. Hardcover w/ dust jacket (dj has abrasion on rear panel). No writing or marks. $8

SHIP OF GOLD IN THE DEEP BLUE SEA by Gary Kinder (1998, Atlantic Monthly). Very good hardcover but without jacket. No writing or marks. Fascinating story of Tommy Thompson’s brilliant recovery of the gold aboard the sunken Central America. $9

THE WHALE WARRIORS: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet’s Largest Mammals by Peter Heller (2008, Free Press).  Trade paperback w/ remainder mark and tape repair.  Account of Sea Shepherd’s flagship Farley Mowat encounter with Japanese whalers.  $5

TUNING THE RIG: A Journey to the Arctic by Harvey Oxenhorn (1990, Harper & Row).  Hardcover in edgeworn dust jacket.  Occasional demure pen highlighting.  Binding sound, slightly cocked.  Excellent narrative of a tall ship engaged in whale research.  $8

A WORLD OF MY OWN by Robin Knox-Johnston (1970, 1992, Norton).  Hardcover in very good jacket; clean.  Binding ‘broken’ at title page.  $7

(TRAWLER: A Journey Through the North Atlantic by Redmond O’Hanlon (2005, Knopf).  Ex-lib hardcover in mylared jacket.  British…humour.   $9

BAY OF SPIRITS: A Love Story by Farley Mowat (2007, Carroll & Graf).  Ex-lib hardcover in mylared dust jacket very good exc for library stuff.  Details Mowat’s travels along the Newfoundland coast aboard the Happy Adventure.   $8

SOLE SURVIVOR: The True Account of 133 Days Adrift by Ruthanne Lum McCunn (1999, Beacon Press). Trade paperback lightly worn. $5

OF SHIPS AND MEN: A Personal Anthology compiled by Alan Villiers (1964, Arco). Ex-library hardcover w/ dust jacket generally in good condition but a section of illustrations is noticeably damp-stained. $5

ACROSS THE SAVAGE SEA: The First Woman to Row Across the North Atlantic by Maud Fontenoy (2005, Arcade). Hardcover, jacket very good. Not only the story of an amazing accomplishment but a wondrous upbringing as well. $6

KEEP IT MOVING: Baja By Canoe by Valerie Fons (1986, Mountaineers). The most difficult leg of his 28,000 mile Ultimate Canoe Challenge undertaken by amateur Fons and her partner and mentor Verlen Kruger. Hardcover and jacket in excellent condition inscribed by both Fons and Kruger. $30

AMERICA’S VICTORY by David Shaw (2003, Free Press). “The heroic story of a team of ordinary Americans—and how they won the greatest yacht race ever.” Hardcover w/ dust jacket. Trace of wear, spine sunned. Clean. $10

COMEBACK: My Race for the America’s Cup by Dennis Conner with Bruce Stannard (1987,  St. Martin’s).  Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good.  Some dampstaining on the inside of  dj and bleeding of boards is not evident outwardly.  No writing or marks, just a little tanned.  $9  

THE RACE: The First Non-Stop, Round-the-World, No-Holds-Barred Sailing Competition by Tim Zimmerman (2002, Houghton Mifflin).  Trade paperback very good w/ light wear/soil.  No writing.  Binding sound.  Maxi-catamarans.  $6

AROUND THE WORLD ON THE QE2 by Alfred Montapert and William Montapert (1981, Prentice-Hall).  Ex-lib hardcover with mylar-protected jacket.  Ffep is clipped; pocket and date slip on rear flyleaf.  Told in an exceedingly tedious you-are-there style but it has a nice fold-out diagram of QE2.   $9

SOUTH: The Endurance Expedition by Sir Ernest Shackleton (1919, 1999, Signet). Mass market paperback lightly worn, illustrated w/ photos from the expedition. $3

ENDURANCE: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing (1959, McGraw-Hill). BOMC hardcover w/ worn jacket. No writing, clean, sound. $7

SHACKLETON’S BOAT JOURNEY by Frank Worsley, narrative intro by Sir Edmund Hillary (1987, Norton). Worsley was captain of the Endurance and a member of the crew to take a small boat eight hundred miles to South Georgia I. Incredible story. Some wear to softcover but generally very good, clean, and sound. $4

WANDERING UNDER SAIL by Eric Hiscock (1986, Sheridan).  Trade paperback like new except for unfortunate  pet stain along upper edge (most evident on back cover and last 30 or so pages).  No writing.  Binding tight, square.  The early days of Hiscock under sail.  Free

GIPSY MOTH CIRCLES THE WORLD by Sir Francis Chichester (1968, Coward-McCann).  BOMC hardcover in worn dust jacket.  No writing or marks; sound.  $8

THE HARD WAY AROUND: The Passages of Joshua Slocum by Geoffrey Wolff (2010, Knopf). Biography of Slocum. Hardcover, dust jacket—excellent condition. $8

BLUENOSE & BLUENOSE II by Keith McLaren (1984, Hounslow Press). Softcover, dampstained. Front cover faded at edges. Prev owner name on front fly. $4

ATLANTIC HIGH: A Celebration by William Buckley Jr. (1982, Little, Brown). Trade paperback very good. No writing. $6

TIME BANDIT: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World’s Deadliest Jobs by Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand (2008, Ballantine).  As seen on TV’s “Deadliest Catch”.   Hardcover w/ unclipped jacket has taken a bump along the upper edge back cover.  No writing; sound.   $7.50

TO THE THIRD POWER: The Inside Story of Bill Koch’s Winning Strategies for the America’s Cup by Paul Larsen (1995, Tilbury House). Hardcover, dust jacket very good. No writing or marks. $10

BY THE GRACE OF THE SEA: A Woman’s Solo Odyssey Around the World by Pat Henry (2003, International Marine). Ex-library hardcover with jacket, good condition. $8

GODFORSAKEN SEA: Racing the World’s Most Dangerous Waters by Derek Lundy (1999, Algonquin Books). The story of the ’96-97 Vendee Globe. Excellent. Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket, good condition. No writing.  SOLD  Also available in trade paper, like new w/ remainder mark. $5

FATAL STORM: The Inside Story of the Tragic Sydney-Hobart Race by Rob Mundle (2000, McGraw-Hill).   Trade paperback w/ some wear. No writing. Sound. Technical jargon does not diminish the dramatic intensity, and ultimate tragedy, at all. $5

SUPERSHIP by Noel Mostert (1974, Knopf). Hardcover in dust jacket. Dramatic portrayal of life aboard a supertanker and the threat it poses to its crew, the coasts and the seas. Sound, clean, terrifying. $9

THE RA EXPEDITIONS by Thor Heyerdahl (1971, Doubleday). Hardcover, no jacket, very good. Clean, no writing, sound. $8

KON-TIKI: Six Men Cross the Pacific on a Raft by Thor Heyerdahl (1952, Rand McNally). Hardcover in worn, unclipped dust jacket. Clean, sound. $8

THE BRENDAN VOYAGE: A Leather Boat Tracks the Discovery of America by the Irish Sailor Saints by Tim Severin (1978, McGraw-Hill). In the spirit of Heyerdahl, proving the possible by doing it. Hardcover w/ worn, clipped dust jacket. Clean, sound. $9

THE CHINA VOYAGE: Across the Pacific by Bamboo Raft by Tim Severin (1995, Addison-Wesley).  Ex-lib hardcover in mylar-protected jacket.  Binding broken at pgs 296-297 (tape repaired).   $4

ONE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY by Clayton Klein & Verlen Kruger (1988, Wilderness Adventure). 7000 miles by canoe from Montreal to the Yukon. Trade paperback worn, sound and square; gift inscription on half-title page.  $7 

MIND OVER WATER: Lessons on Life from the Art of Rowing by Craig Lambert (1999, Houghton Mifflin).  Ex-lib trade paperback very good.  Wraps have been laminated for long life.  $4.50

RIVER-HORSE: The Logbook of a Boat Across America by William Least-Heat Moon (2001, Penguin). Trade paperback very good, clean, sound (light foxing on teaser page, shallow crease on rear cover). Least-Heat Moon takes a C-Dory (a cross between a lobster boat and a turn-of-the-century tug) from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Anything he writes is well worth reading. This is no exception. $6

AROUND THE WORLD IN 78 DAYS by Nicholas Coleridge (1985, McGraw-Hill). Hardcover in good dust jacket. By boat and train (only occasionally resorting to taxi, elephant or camel), by hook or crook, the author retraces Phileas Fogg’s race around the world. $8 Also available, Around the World in Eighty Days (see fiction).

ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with his Mother by Sonia Nazario (2006, Random House). Hardcover in very good dust jacket, clean, slight skew. Enrique travels from Honduras to Laredo, Texas primarily by train. It is not a romantic journey. $10

YESTERDAY’S TRAIN: A Rail Odyssey Through Mexican History by Terry Pindell with Lourdes Ramirez Mallis (1998, Holt). Trade paperback in good condition; initials on front flyleaf. Author criss-crosses Mexico, from Cortes to Chiapas, primarily by train. $6.50

THE FULLNESS OF WINGS: The Making of a New Daedalus by Gary Dorsey (1990, Viking). Hardcover w/ dust jacket. Prev owner name on front fly. Remainder mark. The building and flight of a human-powered aircraft. Excellent!! $10

VERDICT ON EREBUS; An Airline’s Dilemma by Peter Mahon (1985, Collins/Fontana). Trade paperback w/ cocked spine. No writing or marks, some dog-ears. $6

THE SEARCH FOR AMELIA EARHART by Fred Goerner (1966, Doubleday). Hardcover, no jacket. Binding splitting inside both covers; o/w sound, square. Boards lightly worn. Clean, no writing or marks. Chronicles the six-year search undertaken during the 1960s. $6

SKYWRITING: An Aviation Anthology edited by James Gilbert (1978, St. Martin’s).  Hardcover with clipped, edgeworn dust jacket good.   Prev owner name inside front cover.  Foxing on outer page edges.  Text clean, binding sound, square.   39 selections.   $5 

NORTH TO THE ORIENT by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1935, Harcourt Brace).  Second printing.  Hardcover in worn, unclipped jacket (loss at lower spine, chip out of back panel, dime-size spot on front).   No writing.   $8

UPON SILVER WINGS: Global Adventure in a Small Plane by CarolAnn Garratt (2004, self-publ).  Inscribed trade paperback in exc cond.  $5

FLIGHT OF PASSAGE: A True Story by Rinker Buck (1997, Hyperion). In 1966, two teen-age brothers cross-country in a $300 Piper Cub without a cell phone (or even a radio!) Hardcover w/ dust jacket, clean, sound. We should all have such adventurous adolescence. A great story, well-told. $10

WILD BLUE: Stories of Survival from Air and Space, edited by David Fisher and William Garvey (2000, Thunder’s Mouth Press). A great collection with contributions from Lindbergh, Roald Dahl, Beryl Markham, Martin Amis, Tom Wolfe, Saint-Exupery, Ernest Gann, Rinker Buck, Michael Collins, and more. Trade paperback in very good condition. $6

“GENTLEMEN, YOU HAVE A RACE”: A History of the Reno National Championship Air Races 1964-1983 by John Tegler (1984, Wings). Large hardcover in rubbed dust jacket (short tear on back). Blue boards sharp. Prev owner name/date on ffep; no other writing or marks. Binding sound, square. $12

FLIGHT OF THE GIN FIZZ: Midlife at 4500 Feet by Henry Kiser (1997, BasicBooks). Hardcover w/ dust jacket, very good. $10

Fiction/Literature

THE DEATH SHIP: The Story of an American Sailor by B. Traven (1934, 1991, Lawrence Hill Books, NY). By the author of Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Life, and death, aboard a freighter in the 1920s. Trade paperback, light wear. Clean. $5.50

HAUNTED LAKES: Great Lakes Ghost Stories, Superstitions and Sea Serpents by Frederick Stonehouse (1997, Lake Superior Port Cities).  Trade paperback like new!  $5 and HAUNTED LAKES II (2000, LSPC).  More of the same, also like new and only $5

AMERICAN SEA WRITING:  A Literary Anthology edited by Peter Neill (2000, Library of America).  Hardcover, no jacket, glossy pictorial boards, ocean blue cloth spine wrap lightly worn.  No writing or marks.  Binding sound, cocked.  From William Strachey (1609) to John McPhee (1990) a wonderful collection!  $7

THE PIRATES! In an Adventure with Scientists by Gideon Defoe (2004, Pantheon). Small hardcover with jacket very good. Clean, tight. Pirates attack the Beagle w/ Darwin aboard. It’s a stretch. $5

HOARE AND THE HEADLESS CAPTAINS: A Maritime Mystery featuring Bartholomew Hoare by Wilder Perkins (2000, St. Martin’s).  Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket nearly new.  No writing.  Binding tight, square.  $8

A SUPERIOR DEATH by Nevada Barr (1995, Avon).  Mass market paperback worn, cocked.  Prev bookdealer stamp on teaser page.  Anna Pigeon, NPS ranger, tackles murder aboard the sunken Kamloops off Isle Royale.  $3  Many other Anna Pigeon mysteries available.

THE PRESERVATIONIST by David Maine (2004, St. Martin’s).  Ex-lib hardcover in unclipped jacket (jacket and cover art creatively done albeit spoiled by library identifiers).  Tale well-told of that Biblical boater, family and menagerie, made somewhat more believable by Maine than King James.  $6

THREE MEN IN A BOAT (to say nothing of the Dog) by Jerome Jerome (1889, 1964, Time Inc).  Trade paperback in  stiff indestructible wraps.   Humorous adventures  along the Thames.  $5 

THE TAKING OF THE GRY by John Masefield (1934, Macmillan). No dust jacket. Boards showing some shelfwear, spine faded. Prev owner name/date in pencil on front fly. Text clean, binding sound, square. $6

A TALL SHIP: On Other Naval Occasions by “Bartimeus” (1916, Putnam).  Pseudonym for Capt Lewis Ritchie, RN.   No dust jacket.  Blue boards lightly worn, stain on rear cover.  Prev owner name/date on ffep; no other writing.  Binding sound, skewed.  “Sketches”.  $12

THE TIDEWATER TALES by John Barth (1997, Johns Hopkins UP).  Trade paperback with only light wear (front cover wants to curl).  No writing or marks.  Binding tight, square.   $6

TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST and Twenty-Four Years After by Richard Henry Dana, Jr (undated, International Collectors Library). ICL leather. Some shelfwear, spine sunned, upper page edges foxed. Clean, sound. $8

THE OPEN BOAT AND OTHER STORIES by Stephen Crane (1993, Dover). Title story is subtitled: :”A Tale Intended to be after the Fact : Being the Experience of Four Men from the Sunk Steamer Commodore.” The author was one of those men, this was orig published in 1897. Other stories included: “Maggie: a Girl of the Streets”, “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky”, and “The Blue Hotel”. Slim trade paperback in very good condition. $2

THE WRECK OF THE GROSVENOR by W. Clark Russell (undated, Dodd, Mead). Circa 1920 hardcover, no jacket, very good with some wear/foxing. Gift inscription on blank leaf in pencil, sound, square binding. $7.50

THE SEA WOLF  by Jack London (1989, Readers Digest).  Handsome illustrated volume in new condition.  Also, a match to it, Call of the Wild/White Fang, also in new condition.   $8 each

TRICKY BUSINESS by Dave Barry (2002, Putnam’s).  First, first hardcover in  jacket, signed by the author on front fly.  Appears unread.  A trace of wear to dj. $10  Also available unsigned.  $7

NIGHT OVER WATER by Ken Follett (1991, Morrow).  Hardcover in good jacket.  Prev owner address label on ffep.  Inventive tale of the last flight of a Pan Am Clipper in 1939.  $8

THE BOUNTY TRILOGY in one volume by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall (1940, Little, Brown). The Wyeth edition, first thus. Unclipped dust jacket only fair w/ tape repairs. Prev owner inscription on half-title page. Twelve full-color illustrations by NC Wyeth. Map endpapers. Binding sound, square. $20

WESTWARD HO! or, the Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight by Charles Kingsley (1905, Henry Frowde UK).  Red cloth boards w/ white leather spine wrap.  Cloth a little worn at corners, leather dingy.  Address label remnant inside front cover; no other writing or marks.  Binding tight, square.    $12  Also available in the NC Wyeth illustrated edition, hardcover ex-lib.  $8

THE NECROPOLIS RAILWAY: A Jim Stringer Mystery by Andrew Martin (2006, Harcourt). Trade paperback very good. “Loaded with railway lore.” Set in London, 1903. $5

STATIONS; An Imagined Journey by Michael Flanagan (1994, Pantheon). Unusual. A story based along the railroads of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Beautifully illustrated with paintings by Flanagan, hardcover w/ dust jacket, both very good. No writing or marks. $7

SEVEN DAYS TO PETROGRAD by Tom Hyman (1988, Viking).  Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good though it does have an obvious remainder mark on outer page edges.  Cloak and dagger treatment of Lenin’s famous return to Russia in 1917 by sealed train through Germany.  Fascinating.  $9

ORIENT EXPRESS by Graham Greene (2004, Penguin).  Orig published in 1932.  This reprint is a trade paperback in very good, clean condition (small tape-repair at lower spine).  Intro by Christopher Hitchens.   $5 

MURDER ON BOARD by Agatha Christie (1974, Dodd, Mead). BCE hardcover w/ edgeworn jacket; clean, sound, square. Includes the complete novels: Mystery of the Blue Train, Death in the Air, and What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw! $9

UP IN THE AIR by Walter Kirn (2002, Anchor). Trade paperback w/ light wear. Clean, sound. Smart, stinging satire of a man in pursuit of a million frequent flyer miles, and all the rest of us too. Ouch. $5

PROPELLER ONE-WAY NIGHT COACH: A Fable For All Ages by John Travolta (1997, Warner). Hardcover with dust jacket exposed to damp along upper edge. $3

THE WARRING SKY by Peter Saxon (1970, Beagle).  Mass market paperback worn.  WWI.   $2.50

I WAS AMELIA EARHART by Jane Mendelsohn (1996, Knopf).  Hardcover with clipped dust jacket (dj stained on back panel),  short gift inscription and blind-stamped initials on ffep.   $6

 

Art/Design

SIGNED AND NUMBERED (1/200) COLOR PRINT OF SAILBOATS by Detroit photographer Leni Sinclair, date unknown. A departure from her more iconic renderings of R&B and rock musicians taken during the ‘60s in Detroit, this features docked yachts taken before (or after) a Mackinac race. Windborne out of Menominee, Omega II—Milwaukee, Rocking Horse—Chicago, four or five more. Image: 13 ½” x 10 ½”, frame: 20”x 16”. $100

SIGNED AND NUMBERED LEONARD MERSKY PRINTS.  “Fishing Boats, Hyannis” 84/200, image size 2″x 3″, sepia, matted and framed.  $20  “Mystic Seaport” 187/300, image size 2″x 5″, sepia, matted and framed.  $25

HARBOR WANDERERS: A Michigan Boating Experience by C.J. and Edna Elfont (1999, Sleeping Bear Press).  Hardcover in very good dust jacket (white jacket has only a trace of soil).  No writing or marks.  Binding tight.  Beautiful photographs of many Michigan harbors/marinas.   $7

AESTHETIC ASPECTS OF SHIP AND YACHT DESIGN by J. Guiton (1971, Adlard Coles UK).  Oblong hardcover in very good jacket in fresh mylar.  One corner bumped.  Prev owner info in heavy pencil on ffep.  No other writing or marks.  Sound.   $13.50

THE MARITIME PAINTINGS OF ROBERT TAYLOR (1999, David & Charles). Slipcased, dust jacketed. Gift inscription on ffep and slipcase has some waterstain. All else very fine. $40

WOODEN SHIPS AND IRON MEN: The Maritime Art of Thomas Hoyne by Reese Palley and Marilyn Arnold Palley (2005, Quantuck Lane Press). Dust jacket faded at edges.   Printing error has wrinkled the front endpaper. All else very fine. $12

NUMBERED SIGNED PRINT OF MAYEA AEROPLANE AND BOAT WORKS, FOUNDED 1914 by Bill Rose, 1996. Number 339 of 850, depicts the scene in Fair Haven, Michigan circa 1916 as a biplane/boat taxies from the dock. Image size: 21” x 16 ½”, paper size: 25” x 21 ¾”, unframed. Some smudging in the border does not affect this very colorful and beautiful depiction of local aero/marine history. $150

THE ART OF WILLIAM S. PHILLIPS: THE GLORY OF FLIGHT, text by Edwards Park (1994, Greenwich Workshop). Hardcover, dust jacket in very good condition. No writing or marks. Sound. $11

COMBAT IN THE SKY: The Art of Air Warfare by Philip Handleman (2003, MBI).  Large oblong hardcover in very good unclipped jacket.  Jacket and boards have light wear (no tears or chips).  Prev owner info on ffep.  Binding sound, square.  SOLD

THE DESERT SOUTHWEST: American Design by Nora Burba and Paula Panich (1987, Bantam) Large hardcover w/ jacket in mylar. This is not a book I would ordinarily include in a catalog devoted to boats, trains and planes but one of the homes featured within is a home/hangar and looks like a million bucks or so but still, one can dream… for only $5.00 (weak binding). And think of the savings on hangar rent.

THE GREAT INTERNATIONAL PAPER AIRPLANE BOOK by Mander, Dippel, and Gossage (1967, Simon and Schuster).  Newer reprint, large format softcover in very good condition but upper spine has taken a bump.  No writing or marks.  Binding tight.  Fun and fascinating!  Features the winners of the First International Paper Airplane Competition sponsored by Scientific American–“an event unique in aviation history”.   Instructions included.  128 pages.  $8

Juvenilia

MOTOR BOAT BOYS: MISSISSIPPI CRUISE or The Dash for Dixie by Louis Arundel (1912, Donohue).  No jacket.  Green pictorial boards only lightly worn.  Prev owners on ffep (light crayon) and front fly (pencil).  Text clean, binding sound (no cracking) and square. $20

GHOST CANOE by Will Hobbs (1998, Avon).  Trade paperback, back cover corner creased; all else very good.  Setting is Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula.  $1.50

THE LOST WRECK OF THE ISIS by Robert Ballard (1990, Scholastic).  Large format softcover very good condition.  “From beneath the sea–an ancient Roman ship returns to life.”  $2

THE SEARCH FOR THE SANTA MARIA by John Frye (1973, Dodd, Mead).  Hardcover in very good jacket (some edgewear along upper edge); clean, tight.  Non-fiction, 174 pages.  For the advanced reader.   $4

GREAT LAKES GHOST SHIP: Johnathan Rand’s Michigan Chillers #11 (2005, Audiocraft).  Trade paperback very good.  Is the CG Cutter Mackinaw haunted?  $2

VOYAGING TO CATHAY: Americans in the China Trade by Alfred Tamarin and Shirley Glubok (1976, Viking).  Oblong hardcover in mylar-preserved dust jacket.  No writing or marks.  Contains much of seafaring interest as well as land-based history, profusely illustrated.  $4

THE LITTLE TRAIN by Lois Lenski (1957, Oxford UP). Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket. Jacket worn/creased w/ some soil. Boards have some soil/wear. Endpapers foxed. Text clean. No writing or marks. Binding sound. $15

TRAIN STORIES by Robert Garfield and Jessie Knittle (1949, Golden Story Book). Very good condition, light soil/wear to boards. Text clean, binding tight. $6

THE POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Van Allsburg (1985, Houghton Mifflin). Light edgewear to dust jacket (no tears or chips), boards slightly warped. No writing, marks or soil. Sound. $5

THE GLORIOUS FLIGHT: Across the Channel With Louis Bleriot by Alice and Martin Provensen (1987, Puffin).  Softcover with some wear/soil.  Charmingly illustrated by  the Provensens and awarded the Caldecott Medal.   $1

KIDS’ PAPER AIRPLANE BOOK by Ken Blackburn & Jeff Lammers (1996, Workman). Softcover. Everything you need to fold and fly. A squadron of 16 bold, bright, custom-designed paper aircraft. Appears complete. Excellent value! Blackburn holds the world record for time aloft for a paper airplane. $4

THE BLIMP BOOK by Hall/Larson (1977, Squarebooks). No jacket. Silver boards shelfworn, Prev owner stamp appears frequently throughout. Date stamps and a brief note on half-title page. For the advanced reader. $6

SPRINGBOARD TO TOKYO by Canfield Cook (1943, Grosset & Dunlap).  No jacket.  Green boards worn along edges, at corners.  Gift inscription in ink on half-title page.  Prev owner name in pencil on ffep.  Binding sound.  A Lucky Terrell Flying Story.  $5

“WE” by Charles Lindbergh (1928, Grosset & Dunlap). “The famous flyer’s own story of his life and his transatlantic flight, together with his views on the future of aviation.” Ex-school (Port Austin) library. No jacket, very worn blue boards, binding weak inside the covers (textblock sound). One instance of bookworm damage. $5

THE INCREDIBLE SPACE MACHINES by Joanne Ryder (1982, Random House).  Large format softcover includes punch-out model of the space shuttle (NASA approved!).  48 pages loose inside wraps.  Excellent condition o/w.  $5

 

Reference/Instructional

DICTIONARY OF DISASTERS AT SEA DURING THE AGE OF STEAM: Including sailing ships and ships of war lost in action 1824-1962 by Charles Hocking (1990, London Stamp Exchange Ltd).. Complete in one volume. No dust jacket. Blue boards, text, binding all in very good condition. No writing or marks; clean. Misprint on spine has the dates 1824-1862. $150.

THE SHIP’S MEDICINE CHEST AND MEDICAL AID AT SEA (1978, US Dept of HEW).  Hardcover, no jacket, showing some wear, boards a little warped.  Prev owner name/address on ffep; occasional pencil highlighting.  474 pgs, illustrated.  $8

CANVAS AND ROPE CRAFT: For the Practical Boat Owner by Frank Rosenow (1988, Norton).  Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, both very good.  Clean.  $10

SUBMARINE: A Guided Tour Inside a Nuclear Warship by Tom Clancy (1993, Berkley). Trade paperback with some wear. Clean, sound. $5

GREENWOOD’S AND DILLS’ LAKE BOATS: 1998 and 2001 available, very good condition. $12 each

SORENSEN’S GUIDE TO POWERBOATS: How to Evaluate Design, Construction, and Performance by Eric Sorensen (2002, International Marine). Softcover. Trace of wear. Clean, no writing or marks. $6

THE REAL RUNABOUTS II by Robert Speltz (1988, Graphic Publ).   Large format hardcover in good jacket.  230 pgs.  The name of the author is written in the upper corner of the ffep. Is it his signature? Was this his book?  Also includes a catalog and price list.  $20

INBOARD ENGINE, TRANSMISSION AND DRIVE: Service Manual, 3rd Edition (2002, Primedia).  Clymer ProSeries: includes adjustment, maintenance, and repair information for popular gasoline and diesel inboard engines, transmissions and V-drives, jet and surface drives.  Large softcover very good with only light wear.  No writing or marks; clean, sound.   $7

PRIMER OF NAVIGATION by George Mixter (1995, Norton).  Seventh edition.  Hardcover in very good jacket.  Clean, sound.  Has seen little use.  $10

WEATHER, WATER AND BOATING: The Small-Craft Sailor’s Guide to the Weather by Donald Whelpley (1961, Cornell Maritime Press). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket showing some wear. Prev owner name on ffep; no other writing or marks. $5.50

FRUGAL YACHTING: Family Adventuring in Small Sailboats by Larry Brown (1994, Intl Marine).  Trade paperback worn, a little rippled.  No writing, clean.  Binding sound.  A frugal $5

THE ABC OF SAILING by Herbert Stone (1956, Dodd, Mead).  Mottled hardcover, no jacket.   No writing or marks.  122 pgs.  $5

THE GOUGEON BROTHERS ON BOAT CONSTRUCTION: Wood & West System Materials (1985, Gougeon Bros.)  Hardcover (no jacket) slightly worn.  Prev owner name on ffep; no other writing or marks.  Sound, square.  $10

SENSIBLE CRUISING DESIGNS by L. Francis Herreshoff (1991, International Marine).  Trade paperback in exc cond. Nearly new!  $6.50

THE COMPLEAT CRUISER: The Art, Practice and Enjoyment of Boating by L. Francis Herreshoff (1987, Sheridan House).  Trade paperback, wraps lightly worn, one corner creased; clean, tight.  Much more than mere instructional.  $6

UNDER SAIL: Equipment for the Serious Sailor, edited by Tony Meisel (1982, Macmillan). Hardcover, dust jacket. Unclipped jacket lightly worn, rubbed. $11

BETTER SAILING with Bob Fisher (1980, Octopus, UK). Hardcover w/ dust jacket, both worn. Text clean, binding sound. $10

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF OUTBOARD MOTORBOATING by Hank Bowman (1955, A.S. Barnes). Hardcover, no jacket. Prev owner name inside both covers, initials inked on outer and lower page edges, notes on rear fep and ink highlighting. Lower corner of front board worn. Binding sound.  SOLD

MARINE ENGINES AND EQUIPMENT by Robert Latham (1962, US Power Squadrons). First edition hardcover, no jacket. Prev owner name on ffep; no other writing or marks. Binding sound.   Incl Rules of Good Boating courtesy of AC Spark Plug, circa 1963. $15

BUILDING THE HERRESHOFF DINGHY: The Manufacturers Method by Barry Thomas (1984, Mystic Seaport Museum). Slim trade paperback, wraps are worn but contents, incl fold-outs, excellent, clean, sound. $4.50

THE FINELY FITTED YACHT: Volumes I and II by Ferenc Mate (1981, Albatross). In one volume. Clipped dust jacket preserved in mylar wrap. Boards lightly shelfworn. Text clean, no writing. Binding sound, square. $11

MULTIHULL SAILBOATS: Sailing, Cruising, Racing by Edward Cotter (1971, Crown). Hardcover in edgeworn dust jacket.. Clean, sound. $8

SKIPPER’S HANDBOOK: Information Every Boater Can Use by Robert Grossman (2000, Bristol). Excellent condition. Plastic comb binding, laminated card covers. $5

CANOE TRAILS OF NORTH-CENTRAL WISCONSIN and CANOE TRAILS OF NORTHEASTERN WISCONSIN (1973 and 1978 respectively,  Wisconsin Tales and Trails).  Softbound in good condition (some wear/creasing).  A little bit of writing and tanning in North-Central.  Staple bindings sound.  $8 each, $15 both.

GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD HOT SPOTS by J. David Ingles (2001, Kalmbach). Softcover lightly worn; one page creased. Includes two Michigan ‘hot spots’—Durand and Delray. What’s a hot spot? Lots of train traffic. $5

TRAINS, TRACKS AND FACTS; A Discussion of the Railroad Industry for Railroad Labor by Les Hinds (1990, Railroad News Publishing Co). Softcover, 589 pages. Wraps have some wear/soil, abrasions on front cover. No writing. Binding sound, square. $20

ON MINIATURE WINGS: Model Aircraft of the National Air and Space Museum by Thomas Dietz (1995, Airlife Publ, UK). Large format paperback has some wear; covers creased, dinged along lower edge, bumped at upper spine. No writing. Binding sound. $8

THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT by Michael Markowski (1979, TAB). No dust jacket. Blue boards lightly worn, light soil. No writing or marks. Sound. Valuable reference for the club library! Incl unused campsite sticker for ’89 Oshkosh. $9

HOMEBUILT HELICOPTER HANDBOOK by Sam Urshan (1956, self).  16 page stapled pamphlet lightly soiled/tanned (some pencilled figures on last page).  Two-inch split in upper spine.  $15

JANE’S FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR I (1995, Studio Editions, London). Large hardcover in good dust jacket (taped to inside of boards).   Prev owner name/date on half-title and title pages. Text clean, binding sound but a little skewed. Remainder mark. $11

MILITARY AIRCRAFT MARKINGS by Barry C. Wheeler (1992, Longmeadow). Oblong trade paperback in very good condition; clean, sound. $4.50

STICK AND RUDDER: An Explanation of the Art of Flying by Wolfgang Langewiesche (1972, McGraw-Hill).  No dust jacket; all else like new in this hardcover.  No writing or marks.  SOLD

ANYONE CAN FLY by Jules Bergman (1964, Doubleday).  Shelfworn hardcover, no jacket but o/w good.  Clean, no writing, and solid.  $7

FLYING WITH FLOATS: A Guide to Seaplane Operation and Techniques by Alan Hoffsommer (1969, Pan American Navigation Service).  Hardcover, no jacket.  Clean, sound.  $6

AIRCRAFT IN PROFILE SERIES; Volumes 1, 4, 5, 6, & 8 (1970, Doubleday). Very good hardcovers in poor dust jackets. Volume 1 has prev owner name on ffep; no other writing or marks. All sound, square. May be purchased separately. $8 each  

AIRPLANES OF THE WORLD: 1490-1976 by Rolfe and Dawydoff (1978, Simon & Schuster).  Hardcover in good dust jacket (unclipped, some edgewear, light soil).  No writing or marks.  Binding sound.  482 pages.  $7

FIGHTER WING: A Guided Tour of an Air Force Combat Wing by Tom Clancy (1995, Berkley). Trade paperback with some wear. Clean, sound. $6

 

Etcetera

 

ORIGINAL 8×10 PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SIGNING OF JAPANESE SURRENDER ENDING WORLD WAR II. Taken by what appears to be a serviceman while the Japanese foreign minister is signing (the photographer can be seen in a photo taken by a Life photographer), aboard the USS Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay. In good condition, cheaply framed. $125

THE DETROIT YACHT CLUB RECIPE BOOK (1978).  292 pages, plastic comb binding very good, clean.  $10

SOUVENIR PROGRAM; 55TH BAYVIEW MACKINAC RACE (1979, Bayview Yacht Club). Light wear. 32 pages, staple binding sound. $20

WOODEN BOAT: The Magazine for Wooden Boat Owners, Builders and Designers.  September/October 1989, 15th Anniversary Issue, very good condition.  $10  Also, April 1995, very good cond.  $3

RATE BOOK for travel by rail from various points in Michigan to points throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. Poor condition (back cover and most of front cover gone, final pages damaged, brittle292 pages), date unknown, but to cite one example, you could go from Detroit to Toronto for $6.60 first class, $5.00 second class. No writing, binding sound. $10

RAILROADS: A Book of 21 Postcards, photography by Forrest L. Becht (1996, Browntrout Publ). Slight wear to outer wraps; postcards excellent and all there. No writing or marks. Binding sound. $3

SUPPLEMENT—CENTRAL TERRITORY RAILROADS COMMODITY TARIFF (1970) From the malignant (badass chemicals) to the benign (lunch boxes! croquet balls!) Very good condition, corner creased on the back. No writing or marks. Staple binding sound. $5

BENSEN GYRO-GLIDER: Construction Plans and Building Instructions (1954).  20 page stapled book worn/soiled (probably missing back cover).  Last blank page soiled w/ penciled figures.  Text appears complete.  $20

TWO SCHEMATIC DRAWINGS: Bensen Gyro-glider B6 Rotorblade and Genl Arrangement (1954).  Heavily worn, tape-repaired, soiled, pencil figures.   $10

EXPERIMENTAL MODEL JH-2 HELICOPTER: Construction Data by Albert Tooker (1955, Sandhill Aircraft).  Stapled, unpaginated book worn (last page detached and heavily worn).  Penciled figures, dingy.  And HELICOPTER THEORY AND GUIDE MANUAL by Tooker.  16 stapled pages (last two pages detached and edgeworn), penciled doodling and figures. Marginal chip out of last page.  Both in orig mailing folder, worn and soiled, from Sandhill.   $30

PLAQUE: “my father taught me how to fly”. Whimsical 2 ½ x 7” ceramic plaque on beaded hanger. $7

COLUMBIA SPACE SHUTTLE POSTCARD (1981)  10″x 7″ full color of the Columbia coming in for a landing, the first landing of a space shuttle on a runway.  Some wear at corners (creasing).  No writing.   $6

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