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Writing Songs for Fame and Fortune
New York: Holliday Publications, 1958. First Edition. Arthur "Bud" Green (1897-1981) was an Austrian-born American songwriter of the Tin Pan Alley and Swing eras, best-known for his hits "Flat-Foot Floogie" and "Alabamy Bound" and for penning the lyrics to the Les Brown/Doris Day classic "Sentimental Journey." This appears to be...
[Item #16385]
Price: $125.00
 
Writing Songs for Fame and Fortune
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Original Promotional Poster: Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, Mass. - Sat. Apr. 26 [1980]
Mason City, IA: Central Show Print, [1980]. Advertises a 7-bout event at the Springfield Civic Center, the highlight being a tag-team match pairing Andre "The Giant" Roussimoff and Ivan "Polish Power" Putski against the Angry Samoans. Includes full-length portraits of Backlund, Patera, Putski, and Andre the Giant. Though Roussimoff debuted...
[Item #17187]
Price: $250.00
 
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Automaton or, The Future of the Mechanical Man
London: Kegan Paul Trench, Trubner, 1928. First Edition. Scarce early work on Artificial Intelligence and the construction of a "mechanical brain," predicting applications as diverse as "The Automatic Kitchen Maid" and machines for dictation and translation. The author was a scientist and inventor who demonstrated a "Chemical Robot" in London...
[Item #14031]
Price: $200.00
 
Automaton or, The Future of the Mechanical Man
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In The Cave of Aladdin: A LIttle Narrative of the Safe Deposit Vault
New York: James A. Jenkins, 1911. First Edition. Octavo. Maroon cloth, stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; 275pp. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on front endpaper to one Frank A Butler, dated 1916. Fine, unworn copy. A treatise on locks, lock mechanisms, and the safety-deposit vault; essentially...
[Item #23612]
Price: $60.00
 
In The Cave of Aladdin: A LIttle Narrative of the Safe Deposit Vault
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The Story of the Stick in all Ages and Lands. A Philosophical History and Lively Chronicle of the Stick as the Friend and the Foe of Man. Its Uses and Abuses. As Sceptre and as Crook. As the Warrior's Weapon and the Wizard's Wand. As Stay, as Stimulus, and as Scourge
New York: J.W. Bouton, 1875. First American Edition. Odd little volume on the literal and symbolic history of the stick; includes a section on the uses of the stick for torture, religious flagellation, and corporal punishment. Reprinted in 1891; this first edition appears somewhat scarce. Octavo (20cm). Publisher's brown cloth...
[Item #16170]
Price: $125.00
 
The Story of the Stick in all Ages and Lands. A Philosophical History and Lively Chronicle of the Stick as the Friend and the Foe of Man. Its Uses and Abuses. As Sceptre and as Crook. As the Warrior's Weapon and the Wizard's Wand. As Stay, as Stimulus, and as Scourge
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Police and "G-Men" Tricks: How American Officers of the Law Handle "Tough Guys"
New York: New Power Publications, 1943. The author illustrates techniques for the "Flying Exit", "Foiling a Knife", and the "Combination Gun Trick and Come-Along" which includes the following advice: "...as your right hand goes up, catch the trigger guard between thumb and palm. The gun cannot be fired with your...
[Item #16262]
Price: $25.00
 
Police and "G-Men" Tricks: How American Officers of the Law Handle "Tough Guys"
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Burugurasu Ongaku [Bluegrass Music]
Toyohashi, Japan: Traditional Song Society, Aichi University, 1967. First Edition. Uncommon, historic work by Mitsui, a professor of English at Kanazawa Univeristy in Japan, and his country's foremost scholar on country music. In his bibliographical survey of bluegrass material, Scott Hambly notes the existence of three book-length historical surveys of...
[Item #19502]
Price: $450.00
 
Burugurasu Ongaku [Bluegrass Music]
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Roller Skating Through the Years: the Story of Roller Skates, Rinks and Skaters
New York: William-Frederick Press, 1944. First Edition. A well-illustrated social history of roller skating in America -- for us, at least, an irresistible topic. Scarce, especially in jacket. Includes a surprisingly complete (5pp) bibliography, citing works as early as 1870. Octavo (21cm). Cloth boards; dustjacket; 101pp; illus; bibliography. Tight, straight...
[Item #13636]
Price: $125.00
 
Roller Skating Through the Years: the Story of Roller Skates, Rinks and Skaters
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Beyond the Store Light and Other Poems
Millersburg, Indiana: by the Author, 1901. First Edition. A collection of lyrics, mostly on moral themes, by this apparently self-trained Indiana poet. Though rife with misspellings and grammatical lapses, these poems have a distinct charm, stemming mostly from their apparently innocent preoccupation with the ephemerality of womanly virtue. Beginning with...
[Item #16362]
Price: $50.00
 
Beyond the Store Light and Other Poems