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A Collection of Irish Proverbs , McCormick, Malachi
1 A Collection of Irish Proverbs  McCormick, Malachi
Very Good.  
Paperback. Staten Island, NY: The Stone Street Press, 1981, softcover with stiff paper wraps, 47pp, 1st edition--copy no. 377 of 500. Signed by author. Only a hint of wear. Language: English. Bound in moss-green card covers with title and Celtic design on paper label. Printed in calligraphy with hand-colored initial capitals. A most handsome book. Author collected the proverbs but was also the designer, calligrapher, illustrator, and bookbinder. 1st publication of this private press. Examples: 'A thief is no danger to the beggar.' 'Everyone lays a burden on the willing horse.' 'The wearer knows best where the shoe pinches.' Keywords: Ireland, saying, folklore, folk wisdom. No ISBN.  
Price: 50.00 USD
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Everything You Pretend to Know and Are Afraid Someone Will Ask , Padwa, Lynette
2 Everything You Pretend to Know and Are Afraid Someone Will Ask  Padwa, Lynette
0140513221 / 9780140513226 Very Good.  
Paperback. 17th printing softcover 1996 Penguin Books. Light age-tanning to pages. First page corner is creased. Superclean; no marks; spine uncreased; binding tight; cover looks like new. Great reading / research copy. 232 pages; Bibliography. Language: English. 'Why are liberals to the left and conservatives to the right? What is an archetype? Most people drop these and other cultural references in conversation all the time without knowing much about them. With this information-packed book, you can quickly bone up on the actual facts behind the multitude of data, events, and words that come at you each day-and that you've been casually bandying around without really understanding. Perfect as a quick reference tool, for browsing, or simply for sharing impressive, newfound knowledge with family and friends, this handbook will endow you with genuine cultural literacy in just a few hours of fun-filled reading.'--from back cover.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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The Culture Vulture: A Guide to Style, Period, and Ism, Dunlap, Carol
3 The Culture Vulture: A Guide to Style, Period, and Ism Dunlap, Carol
0891332162 / 9780891332169 Paperback. Good. 
Softcover published 1994 by The Preservation Press. Front cover top left corner is BUMPED at spine; minor scuffs. Very clean; no marks or page creases; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. Great reading/desk copy. 312 pages; Index; Bibliography; black-and-white photos. Language: English. More than 250 alphabetical entries, from Abstract Expressionism to Zoroastrian, give an overview of important styles, periods, and influences in fine art, architecture, crafts, and design, offering 'essentials, historical context, and an American perspective, the sources and manifestations of style in melting-pot America.' -- from the Introduction. Keywords: art history, reference, connoisseurship, dilettante, educated eye. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Elements of Editing: A Modern Guide for Editors and Journalists , Plotnik, Arthur
4 The Elements of Editing: A Modern Guide for Editors and Journalists  Plotnik, Arthur
0020474105 / 9780020474104 Very Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1984 Macmillan. Black marker mark on half-title page. Otherwise very clean; no text markings; no creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 156pp, Index. Language: English. Keywords: edit, writing, write, written, writer.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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The Elements of Grammar , Shertzer, Margaret
5 The Elements of Grammar  Shertzer, Margaret
0020154402 / 9780020154402 Very Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1986 Collier. Black marker mark on half-title page. Otherwise very clean; no text markings; no creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 168pp, Index. Language: English. 'A handy compendium of grammar in the same format as the perennial bestseller, The Elements of Style.'--Ingram. Keywords: grammatical, usage, writing, write, written, writer.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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6 The Insider's Guide to Getting Published: Why They Always Reject Your Manuscript and What You Can Do About It Boswell, John
0385479360 / 9780385479363 Good. 
Paperback. Softcover published 1997 by Doubleday / Main Street Books. New blank bookplate covers previous owner's name inside front cover. Otherwise, only light wear. Text clean and unmarked; no creases; pages bright; binding tight. 162 pages. Language: English. Previously titled 'The Awful Truth About Publishing'. By the author of 'What They Don't Teach You at Harvard Business School'. How-to book with insight into the publishing world, offering strategies for writing and submitting successful book proposals. Keywords: writing guides, publishing industry, marketing. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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The Stein and Day Book of World Autographs , Rawlins, Ray
7 The Stein and Day Book of World Autographs  Rawlins, Ray
0812824660 / 9780812824667 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st U.S. edition hardcover w/ dustjacket 1978 Stein and Day. Small repaired rip to jacket. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 244pp. More than 1,500 autographs from the great names of history and culture, from more than 70 nations, from the 8th century to contemporary. Includes brief biographical details. Keywords: signature, sign, signed, autographed, facsimile, manuscript, autographic.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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Time Capsule, 1939 , No author stated
8 Time Capsule, 1939  No author stated
0999148591 / 9780999148594 Good.  
Hardcover. Hardcover 1968 Time-Life. Library booksale inkstamps on front and back free endpapers. Glossy picture cover--NO DUSTJACKET. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Average wear. 224pp, Index, B/W photos. Language: English. History of the year condensed from TIME magazine.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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Word Mysteries and Histories: From Quiche to Humble Pie , American Heritage Dictionary Editors; Moser, Barry (illustartor)
9 Word Mysteries and Histories: From Quiche to Humble Pie  American Heritage Dictionary Editors; Moser, Barry (illustartor)
0395402646 / 9780395402641 Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1986 Houghton Mifflin. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Noticeable average wear to covers. 308pp, Index, 34 B/W wood engravings by noted artist Barry Moser. Language: English. From 'aboveboard' to 'zugzwang'. Foreword by Robert Claiborne.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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Yale Alumni Magazine January/February 2009 (Vol. 72, No. 3) [cover story on Tony Blair], Lassila, Kathrin Day (editor)
10 Yale Alumni Magazine January/February 2009 (Vol. 72, No. 3) [cover story on Tony Blair] Lassila, Kathrin Day (editor)
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover periodical published 2009 by Yale Alumni Publications, Inc., New Haven, CT. Average wear to cover. Clean; no marks or deep creases; pages bright; binding tight. Good reading/research copy. 112 pages; color and black-and-white photos; Class Notes; advertisements. Language: English. Cover story: 'God and Tony Blair: Does faith have a role in policy? The prime minister says yes,' by Neela Banerjee. Feature stories: By Hand [re Hunter Spence classes in technical design and production at Yale School of Drama], by Cathy Shufro; What Now? What Should the Obama Administration Do About the Economy?, by 5 economists and businesspeople; much more. Keywords: college, university, education, Ivy League, Connecticut, academia, academe, graduate, professor, alumni, alumnus, alumna, alumnae, reference. No ISBN. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Yale Alumni Magazine November/December 2008 (Vol. 72, No. 2) [cover story on Art and Architecture Building], Lassila, Kathrin Day (editor)
11 Yale Alumni Magazine November/December 2008 (Vol. 72, No. 2) [cover story on Art and Architecture Building] Lassila, Kathrin Day (editor)
Good. 
Paperback. Softcover periodical published 2008 by Yale Alumni Publications, Inc., New Haven, CT. Noticeable wear to cover: abrasions, scratches, and 'ghost' of removed address label. Otherwise clean; no marks or deep creases; pages bright; binding tight. Good reading/research copy. 128 pages; color and black-and-white photos; Class Notes; advertisements. Language: English. Cover story: 'Love It? Hate It? Or Both? An architecture critic revisits the building he despised as a student, and has a revelation,' by Blair Kamin, re Yale's Art and Architecture Building, now called Paul Rudolph Hall. Feature stories: The Long and Varied Career of the Yale University Press [on its 100th anniversary], by Alex Beam; Harvard Beats Yale 29-29 [about the indie film], by Charles McGrath; Words We Owe to Yalies, from Maverick to Quark, by Fred R. Shapiro; much more. Keywords: architectural history, college, university, education, Ivy League, Connecticut, academia, academe, graduate, professor, alumni, alumnus, alumna, alumnae, reference. No ISBN. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Zero to Lazy Eight: The Romance of Numbers , Humez, Alexander
12 Zero to Lazy Eight: The Romance of Numbers  Humez, Alexander
0671742825 / 9780671742829 Very Good.  
Hardcover. 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1993 Simon & Schuster. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Average shelfwear to jacket. 228pp, Index, B/W diagrams. Language: English. 'Take five, behind the eight ball, and looking out for number one are phrases that suggest how deeply ingrained numbers are in our daily thought. Combining irreverent wit and erudition, this enjoyable smorgasbord of number lore explains the origins of dozens of phrases, while also tracing hundreds of word origins, from abundant to zip code (Zone Improvement Program). Each chapter centers on an integer from zero to 13, with a final chapter on infinity (whose symbol is a lazy eight in cowherd branding lingo). The authors, though, freely head off on multiple tangents to delve into left-handedness, mistaken identities, colonial American weights and currencies, internal body rhythms, creation myths, notions of the afterlife, clothing sizes and much else. The Humezes (Alpha to Omega) and freelancer Maguire cram an astonishing array of facts and lore into their excursion.'--Publishers Weekly, 1993.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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