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Justice League of America / Omega
Robinson, James
Published by DC Comics, New York (2011)
ISBN 10: 1401232434 ISBN 13: 9781401232436
Used Hardcover
Price: US$ 21.00

DC Comics, New York, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Mark Bagley, Brett Booth, and Pow Rodrix with Robson Rocha, pencillers / Rob Hunter and Norm Rapmund, inkers (illustrator). Boards resist opening past 70 degrees — as-new unread. “Originally published in single magazine form” in Justice League of America 49-53 and Starman/Congorilla 1. Hardcover “graphic novel” with dust jacket, though actually a series of related, shorter illustrated stories. Bookseller Inventory # 006454

The West Wing / The Official Companion (SIGNED BY MARTIN SHEEN)
Sorkin, Aaron, Created by
Published by Warner Bros. Worldwide Publishing / Pocket Books a Division of Simon & Schuster Inc., New York (2002)
ISBN 10: 074343739X ISBN 13: 9780743437394
Used Hardcover First Edition
Price: US$ 70.00

Warner Bros. Worldwide Publishing / Pocket Books a Division of Simon & Schuster Inc., New York, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Number line complete 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 — the first printing. A “coffee-table book” about the TV series. Dated 2002, inscribed to “Andy” & signed by Martin Sheen to the half-title page. (NOTE for those in Westminster, Calif., Derry, N.H., or other locales where English is apparently no longer well understood: The term “inscribed” means Martin Sheen, the star of this TV series, has written words in addition to his own name — words of a personal nature — to “Andy.” You are encouraged to examine our attached scan of the inscribed page. Please do not order this book and then complain “You didn’t TELL me it was signed TO someone.” It’s not “signed to someone”; it’s INSCRIBED to “Andy.” 342 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 006446

The Gallery of Regrettable Food / highlights from classic american recipe books
Lileks, James
Published by Crown Publishers, New York (2001)
ISBN 10: 0609607820 ISBN 13: 9780609607824
Used Hardcover
Price: US$ 20.50

Crown Publishers, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 — the fourth printing. This octavo is pretty much square — 7-3/4 X 8-1/2 inches. Strange food, with reproductions of the original strange illustrations (many in color), including odd things in Jell-O molds, a multi-page section on Aunt Jenny, the smiling, gray-haired advertising face of “Spry” vegetable shortening, and of course, delicious recipes featuring A-1 Sauce, 7-Up, and plenty of . . . ketchup. Author Lileks was a columnist for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune. ’40s and ’50s cookbooks, cuisine, humor, pop culture. 192 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 006511

It’s All Over Now / Tired of Living’ in the Country
The Valentinos (Bobby & Shirley Womack) / Sam Cooke
Published by SAR Records (1964)
Used First Edition
Price: US$ 17.50

SAR Records, 1964. No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Not a book but a seven-inch, 45 rpm, vinyl “single” record, SAR Records SAR-152. Recording as “The Valentinos” and produced by Sam Cooke, the Womack Brothers released this little Bobby & Shirley Womack-penned number in June 1964. It charted for a mere two weeks, peaking at No. 94. Within days, however, WINS New York DJ Murray the K. spun the new release for the Rolling Stones as they visited his studio during their first American tour. The Stones liked it. They liked it so much that they recorded their cover a mere nine days later at Chess Studios in Chicago. Their single was released in July. Bobby Womack later admitted he’d told Sam Cooke he didn’t want the Rolling Stones to record the song, that Mick Jagger should get his own song. Cooke prevailed, and six months later, on receiving his first royalty check for “It’s All Over Now,” Womack told Cooke that Mick Jagger could have any darned song he wanted. The Stones’ version of “It’s All Over Now” (their third single) stayed on the American charts for 10 weeks, peaking at No. 26. It went to Number One in the U.K., appeared on their second American album, “12 X 5”, and remained part of the band’s live set for years. Here’s the somewhat harder-to-find Womack Bros. original, “very good,” some light scratches but plays just fine. Bookseller Inventory # 006519

Teen Challenge Addicts Choir (SIGNED VINYL LP)
Andrae Crouch, Ruben Fernandez, Laura Lee Myers, and the Teen Challenge Addicts Choir
Published by Word Records, Waco, Texas (1968)
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed
Price: US$ 22.50

Item Description: Word Records, Waco, Texas, 1968. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Not a book but a 12-inch, 33-1/3 rpm “Stereophonic” vinyl record, very-good vinyl (a few scratches which cannot be felt with a fingernail) in a very-good-plus cardboard jacket which is starting to show some minimal ringwear. We use title from jacket; label prefers “Teen Challenge Addicts Chorale.” Signed at his small photo to verso in blue ballpoint “God Bless You! / Don Hall.” (“Converted in a Los Angeles jail after a teen-age life of crime and narcotics, Don Hall is now an ordained minister and founder-director of Teen Challenge in Southern California. Reverend Hall had the inspiration for such a choir as this and has devoted incalculable time and effort to its success,”) though in fact the director of the choir and producer of this LP (and composer of and soloist on lede selection “The Addict’s Plea”) was gospel legend Andrae Crouch. A proud entrant in our “weird vinyl” category, this is surely one of the few known recordings of Christian music to feature a young man with a tattoo “shooting up” on the front cover. “Here is the most unusual choir you have ever heard! Thirty voices of converted drug addicts and delinquents singing the praises of God,” including Laura Lee Myers, “(a young housewife who became addicted to prescription pills) singing her testimony, ‘He Included Me.'” Also featured is “the rich baritone voice of Ruben Fernandez” on “I’d rather Have Jesus” and “I’ll Never Let Go His Hand.” And, of course, the packagers could not resist including below the RIAA slug to bottom of jacket verso the traditional “WARNING! Check your needle regularly. . . . This recording is worthy of the finest needle.” Jacket notes by Nat Olson. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 006465

Ted Saucier’s Bottoms Up (BARTENDER’S GUIDE WITH ORIGINAL 1950s PIN-UP ART)
Saucier, Ted
Published by The Greystone Press, New York (1951)
Used Hardcover First Edition
Price: US$ 127.50

The Greystone Press, New York, 1951. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. With nude illustrations by twelve of America’ Most Distinguished Artists / James Montgomery Flagg, Ben Stahl, Arthur William Brown, Gilbert Bundy, Robert Bushnell, Earl Cordrey, Bradshaw Crandell, Phil Dormont, Al Dorne, John Falter, Russell Patterson (illustrator). 1st Edition. Complete with original clear plastic dust jacket imprinted in gold with titles and original $7.50 price, jacket “very good” with some clear “Magic” tape applied to verso at head of spine and edges of flap folds where some cracks were developing. “Nearly 800 superb cocktail and mixed drink recipes created by celebrated personalities and world-famous cafes, clubs, hotels and restaurants . . . (including) The Waldorf-Astoria, the Ritz Bar of Paris, Trader Vic’s, Antoine’s, The 21 Club, the Savoy Bar of London, the Stork Club, Maxim’s of Paris, Chasen’s in Los Angeles, the St. Regis Hotel of New York, and Claridge’s of London . . . including several hundred recipes never before published. With 12 pages of full-color paintings by distinguished American artists” (all, needless to say, featuring naked or scantily clad damsels in 1940s pin-up style.) Also featuring a glossary of bar terms; photographs of the correct glassware for cocktails, wines and spirits; a list of the national toasts of 38 countries, and a chapter on the correct service of wines with food. 270 pp. including index. Bookseller Inventory # 006510

Kalashnikov / Machine Pistols, Assault Rifles and Machine Guns, 1945 to the Present / Includes the AK-47
Walter, John
Published by Greenhill Military Manuals / Greenhill Books / Stackpole Books, London / Mechanicsburg, PA (1999)
ISBN 10: 1853673641 ISBN 13: 9781853673641
Used Hardcover
Price: US$ 16.50

Item Description: Greenhill Military Manuals / Greenhill Books / Stackpole Books, London / Mechanicsburg, PA, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Illustrated wth B&W photos and diagrams. (illustrator). Glossy boards. no dust jacket. Includes the 5.45X39s, the 5.56X45s, of course the 7.62X39s, the 7.62X51s (primarily Israeli and Yugoslavian), and the less common shotguns and 7.62X54 snipers. Military firearms. 143 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 006491

The Perfumed Garden of the Shaykh Nefzawi / The classic Arabian treatise on physical love
al-Nefzawi, Shaykh Umar ibn Muhammed / Translated by Sir Richard Burton / Edited with an Introduction and Additional Notes by Alan Hull Walton
Published by Gramercy Publishing Company, a Division of Crown Publishers, Inc., New York (1964)
Used Hardcover First Edition
Price: US$ 20.00

Gramercy Publishing Company, a Division of Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Stated “First American Edition 1964.” 271 pp. including appendix. Bookseller Inventory # 006433

Tom Swift and His Television Detector (FIRST PRINTING OF THE 36TH ORIGINAL TOM SWIFT ADVENTURE)
Appleton, Victor (Harriet Stratemeyer Adams)
Published by Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York (1933)
Used Hardcover First Edition
Price: US$ 320.00

Grosset & Dunlap Publishers, New York, 1933. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Illustrated by Nat Falk (illustrator). 1st Edition. First edition, first printing of the 36th (of 38) original Tom Swift adventure. Book is “very good” — square, tight, the glossy frontispiece firmly attached, hinges pristine, small sticker pull to top corner of pictorial orange FFE but no internal markings. Jacket is “good” — outer two inches of rear panel has been damp, resulting in its picking up some orange coloring from the rear board, and the red ink to jacket spine has faded till titles can now be read there only as shadows (though Tom’s portrait, thanks to a heavier use of blue ink, remains strong.) This title shows up last to both jacket and copyright page, of course. Multiple listings of the Don Sturdy series all end with “Temples of Fear” (1932), while jacket verso lists (in black ink) Nancy Drews through Twisted Candles” (1933), Hardy Boys through “Footprints Under the Window” (1933), Ted Scotts through “Battling the Winds” (1933), etc. The “television detector” actually seems to be something more on the order of an X-ray machine or fluoroscope, allowing the young inventor to see through walls by bathing his blissfully unaware subjects with ever-so-healthy radium rays. But never fear: the technology is of course used only in the service of . . . The Federal Government. Howard Garis of “Uncle Wiggily” fame parted company over a salary dispute and Stratemeyer daughter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams — instead of merely providing an outline — reportedly wrote the final three books (including this one) in toto. 217 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 006442

Maxie Searching for Her Parents / Or the Mystery in Australian Waters
Gardner, Elsie Bell
Published by Cupples & Leon, New York (1937)
Used Hardcover
Price: US$ 17.50

Item Description: Cupples & Leon, New York, 1937. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. B&W Frontispiece by R(ussell) H(aviland) Tandy (1891-1963) (illustrator). Third in the series. “Very-good-minus” with some minor henpecks to rear board; spine shows a soft vertical crease and is moderately age-toned. Copyright 1932 but probably actually 1937 (lists through “Maxie in the Jungle.”) No dust jacket. Glossy B&W frontispiece, no internals. Previous owner’s name & address both to FFE (filling in the “This Is My Book” form) and also to blank recto of glossy frontispiece. 204 pp. followed by 8 pp. publishers ads including six “Maxies” (this title listed third, indicating this is NOT a first printing); seven Kay Traceys through “Secret at the Windmill” (1937), 9 Billie Bradleys, 15 Betty Gordons, 30 Ruth Fieldings, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 006448

Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain (IN VERY GOOD ORIGINAL DUST JACKET)
Ardizzone, Edward
Published by Oxford University Press, New York (1936)
Price: US$ 955.00

Oxford University Press, New York, 1936. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Edward Ardizzone (illustrator). 1st Edition. States “Copyright, 1936, by Oxford University Press, New York, Inc. / Lithographed in the U.S.A.” no later dates. However, original price sticker to bottom of jacket front flap states “8/6 net.” Why this U.S. edition would have been initially sold in England, when there was reportedly a separate U.K. edition, we do not know. Boards of the book, having been constantly protected by the original jacket, remain bright and handsome. Spine has some “give,” but internal hinges are lovely, so we have not attempted any strengthening. The first book both written and illustrated by Ardizzone (though at this point he had been illustrating adult titles for seven years, starting with Sheridan LeFanu’s “In a Glass Darkly,” 1929.) How the “brave captain” comes to allow his vessel to strike a rock in sight of land when a storm brews up, instead of taking her out where there’s some sea room, is further not made clear, though children’s books tend to have their own logic, after all. No internal markings or problems; we simply don’t judge the binding of this volume tight enough to merit a grade of “very good.” Unpaginated but 30 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 006464

All About Horse Brasses / Latest & Most Complete Manual for Collectors / With additional illustration and key of Horse in Ornamental Harness
Richards, H.S.
Published by The Deverlea Products, Ltd., Brassfounders, Birminghsm (1953)
Used Soft cover
Price: US$ 17.50

Item Description: The Deverlea Products, Ltd., Brassfounders, Birmingham, 1953. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 340 Photographic Illustrations (illustrator). “Seventeenth Printing, October, 1953” of a small book (about 5 X 6 inches) originally published 1943. Small ink markings to margins of several pages (previous owner having circled the reference numbers of several examples, for the most part.) 55 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 006488

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