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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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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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The Destruction of Mephisto's Greatest Web; or, All Grafts Laid Bare. Being a Complete Exposure of all Gambling, Graft and Confidence Games with Storeis Illustrating the Methods Employed by the Different 'Operators'
Salt Lake City: Raleigh Publishing Company, 1914. First Edition. Cautionary tales of the pitfalls awaiting any young country boy who makes the mistake of drifting too far from the shore. Exposes the various mechanical devices utilized by sharks to cheat at gambling games; various confidence schemes, including the "Foot Race...
[Item #16446]
Price: $60.00
 
The Destruction of Mephisto's Greatest Web; or, All Grafts Laid Bare. Being a Complete Exposure of all Gambling, Graft and Confidence Games with Storeis Illustrating the Methods Employed by the Different 'Operators'
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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
 
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Wrestling Program - Wesnesday Eve, Sept. 2nd, 8:30 - Central Armory
N.p.[Cleveland?]: [ca 1936]. Year not given, but our universal calendar points to 1936 - a year in which all of the eight wrestlers on the card were active, and in which September 2nd fell on a Wednesday. The card includes a number of wrestlers who would go on to some...
[Item #16226]
Price: $25.00
 
Wrestling Program - Wesnesday Eve, Sept. 2nd, 8:30 - Central Armory
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Illustrated Catalogue of Locomotives Manufactured by the Dickson Manufacturing Company, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Scranton: By the Company, 1886. Remarkably fresh copy of a scarce and important locomotive catalogue. Dickson Manufacturing Company, founded in 1865, produced a total of around 1400 locomotives, including standard-gauge and narrow-gauge engines as well as specialized locomotives for mining, logging, and plantation use, before being absorbed into the American...
[Item #10655]
Price: $800.00
 
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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