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1 (Day, Clarence, Jr.) Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc. LIFE WITH FATHER: And How He Lived
[No place]: Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., (Circa 1947). Movie tie-in promotional booklet. Large format softcover. Fine in textured antique-brick colored wraps with decorative gilt titles and devices to the front cover. 11'' by 8 1/2''. A high quality, staplebound presentation. 
The public's fascination with Clarence Day's fictionalized memoir encouraged Warner Bros. to produce this charming, photographically illustrated 16-page booklet on various aspects of their film adaptation and the real-life basis for the bestselling book. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Dekalb, Illinois. Ackert Enterprises. (1976). First edition. Signed by the author, her husband, Max, and the book's photographer, their son Robert. Hardcover. A corner crease to front free endpaper, light bumping to the upper corner tips, a one-inch square stain to lower edge of four pages, else very good plus in blue cloth; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with mild wear to extremities. Quarto. 
Picture and address side of each of the 56 cards reproduced in full-color. Avid doll collectors, the Ackerts opened the Chicago Doll Hospital in 1949. In 1970, they began photographing their favorite dolls, and sent them out as post cards. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Bailey, L. Scott, editor AUTOMOBILE QUARTERLY, Fall 1968, Volume 2 Number 8
New York: Automobile Quarterly, Inc., 1963. Hardcover. Slight lean to the spine, else a near fine copy without dust jacket. 
Oblong quarto with color illustration on the front cover. Contains an article and color photographs of the Lincoln and an article on Ralph De Palma by William F. Nolan. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Carrick, Alice Van Leer COLLECTOR'S LUCK IN SPAIN
Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown, and Company, 1930. First edition. Hardcover. Very good in chipped, soiled and shelfworn dust jacket with edge tears. Illustrated. 
An antique collector's account of her trip with a list of shops. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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5 Colton, Harold S. HOPI KACHINA DOLLS: With a Key to their Indentification
Albuquerque: The University of New Mexico Press, (1964). Revised edition, reprinted. Hardcover. Owner signature on front fly, otherwise a very good plus copy in a price-clipped dust jacket with a small label mark on the front panel, moderate edgewear at top and faint coffee ring stain at rear. 
Tall octavo. A survey of the designs, traditions and indentifications of 266 Hopi kachinas. 150 pages, bibliography, indexes, 8 color photographs, 33 halftones and 330 drawings. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Crew, Danny O. PRESIDENTIAL SHEET MUSIC: An Illustrated Catalogue of Published Music Associated with the American Presidency and Those Who Sought the Office
Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, (2001). 0786409282 / 9780786409280 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in navy-blue cloth with titles stamped in silver to the front cover and spine; issued without dust jacket. 800 pages; three tables of contents; publishers by city; bibliography; title index; and composer index. 
A 32-page descriptive history precedes the extensive number of detailed entries that have been categorically arranged by Presidents, persons and associated subjects. Illustrations of sheet music accompany the well-described catalogue items. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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7 Don Vorderman, editor AUTOMOBILE QUARTERLY, Winter 1969, Volume 7, Number 3
New York: Automobile Quarterly, Inc., 1969. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine without dust jacket as issued 
Oblong quarto with illustrations and photographs in color and black-and-white. Contains articles on Corvettes, Edsels, the Lagonda LG6. 336 pages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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(Midland Park, N.J.): (Fortune-Teller Pblications, Inc.), (1985). Tenth Anniversary edition, limited to 2,500 numbered and SIGNED copies. Hardcover. A ding to the lower edge of the rear cover, else near fine in illustrated boards; no dust jacket. Quarto. 172 pages. 
SIGNED by each of the authors on the limitation page, this is number 568. Contains: 10 described rules for successful silver dollar investment; date-by-date analysis including current prices, peak prices and selling prices; quotes; and key questions. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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London: The Society of Antiquaries of London, 1975. First edition. Hardcover. Lower spine very lightly bumped, otherwise a near fine copy without dust jacket. 
Quarto. 20 black and white plates, one color plate. The Oriental Ceramic Society Second Hills Gold Medal Lecture. Limited to 1000 copies. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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New York: The Viking Press, (1971). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in dust jacket. 
Illustrated with numerous color plates. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Gohm, D.C. MAPS AND PRINTS: For Pleasure and Investment
New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., (1969). 668022795 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Covers a tad splayed, else a near fine copy in café au lait cloth with silver spine lettering; in an illustrated dust jacket with a scratch to upper front panel and mild edgewear. 
Illustrated guide designed for print and map collectors. 190 pages, plus index, dictionary of map-makers, principal map-makers, glossary, numerous black-and-white photographs and color plates. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Lawson, Elmer J. and Godula, Edmund A., symposia chairmen PATENTS FOR CHEMICAL INVENTIONS: Symposia Sponsored by the Division of Chemical Literature and the Division of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry and the 145th Meeting of the American Chemical Society
Washington D.C.: American Chemical Society, 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine with rubbing to front and rear covers, without dust jacket. 
The American Chemical Society's Advances in Chemistry Series #46. A series of papers presented at two symposia on patents in chemistry taking place in New York City in 1963. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Lehnus, Donald J. ANGELS TO ZEPPELINS: A Guide to the Persons, Objects, Topics and Themes on United States Postage Stamps, 1847-1980
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press Publishers, (1982). First edition. Hardcover. Faint uniform offsetting on front fly, still a fine copy in a slightly rubbed dust jacket. 
Octavo. 279 pages, appendices, selected references, index, illustrated with full-page plates. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 McClinton, Katharine Morrison ANTIQUES OF AMERICAN CHILDHOOD
New York: Bramhall House, [No date]. Reprint. Hardcover. Near fine with bookseller's discreet stamp to front free endpaper, and a hint of wear to the covers; in a very lightly rubbed, mildly age-toned pictorial dust jacket that shows some lamination ripples that formed during production. A nice copy. 
Antique maven McClinton applies her expertise to the field of collectibles relating to American childhood: costumes, furniture, books, amusements. Generously illustrated in b&w with contemporary portraits and illustrations from period books and journals. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Migdal, Arkadii Beinusovich and Krainov, Vladimir Pavlovich APPROXIMATION METHODS OF QUANTUM MECHANICS
Ann Arbor, MI: NEO Press, 1968. First U.S. edition. Translated from the Russian by Irene Verona Schensted. Trade paperback. Trade Paperback. Previous owner's inscription partially blocked out by black marker to title page, else near fine in orange printed wraps. 144 pages; translator's notes. Errata sheets laid in. 
This guide to qualitative methods of theoretical physics is aimed at the novice physicist and calls attention to the qualitative, physically graphic aspect of the calculations and omits mathematical detail. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Munsey, Cecil DISNEYANA: Walt Disney Collectables
New York: Hawthorn Books, Inc. (1974). 0801521386 / 9780801521386 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket with mild rubbing and minor shelfwear. Quarto. 385 pages; appendices and an index. 
Illustrated with over 530 b&w photos and 16 pages of color plates, this book features a comprehensive collection of Disney artifacts, including books, dolls, original animation cels and posters, produced to promote his short and full-length feature films. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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17 Petersham, Maud and Miska AMERICA'S STAMPS: The Story of One Hundred Years of U.S. Postage Stamps
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1947. First edition. Hardcover. Mild age-toning, offsetting to the front free endpaper and pastedown; else near fine; in an illustrated dust jacket with a number of small chips and nicks to the spine ends and to the upper edge of both panels, very mild tanning of spine. Quarto. 
A lovely book for the young and old, chronicling the history of the American stamp in all its color and fascinating detail. The dramatic story behind each stamp pictured is told, along with many pictures to illustrate the events the stamps commemorated. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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18 Phillips, Becky & Estenssoro, Becky BEANIE MANIA II: The Complete Collector's Guide
Naperville, Illinois Dinomates, Inc., 1998. 0965903613 / 9780965903615 First edition: Trade Paperback Original. Trade Paperback. A light crease to the lower corner of the front cover, else a near fine copy in slick, color photo-pictorial wraps. 274 pages. 
An unofficial guide to the world of Beanie Babies, including an A to Z listing of the various types with pictures, descriptions, and when retired, as well as a listing by the month they were "born", a description of the tags, and a list of some mistakes. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Box E. Exton, Pennsylvania. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (1979). First edition. Hardcover. Very mild crumpling to the spine head, else near fine in navy blue leatherette with lettering in gilt; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with mild wear to extremities, light rubbing to both panels, small closed edge tear to rear panel top edge. 
Illustrated throughout with photos in color and b&w, this is a colorful, informative and educational guide for the collector, tobacco historian and researcher, with an historical account of the evolution and development of yesteryear's pipe. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Remise, Jac, Fondin, Jean; Tubbs, D. B., English text THE GOLDEN AGE OF TOYS
New York: Edita Lausanne/ Time Life Books. (1967). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with a tiny tear and attendant creasing to upper edge of front panel, else near fine; in a green paper-covered slipcase with a bump to spine tail, a faint hint of wear to extremities. Quarto. 
629 illustrations, including 35 tipped-in full-color plates, with another 44 color pictures and many more in b&w. This is a nostalgic and comprehensive collection of toys, mostly from the beginning of the factory age to the outbreak of World War I. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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