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60001  Anonymous, Harlequin 30th Anniversary. Toronto: Harlequin Books, 1979. 2nd printing, 285 pages. A self-congratulatory history of the first 30 years of the world's largest romance publisher. Paperback includes four pages of images of book covers, as well as lists of books published every year, and information on some of the writers. Good condition, though the pages are getting darker, and the covers show some wear. Previous owner's name on the first page in ink. $3.50

60005  Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, Abraham Lincoln: Self Made in America. Springfield, Illinois: Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, 2008. 1st edition, 48 pages. Charming addition to any collection of Lincolniana, this collection of eight essays was specially created as part of the 200th anniversary celebration of Lincoln's birth. The essays include Daniel Howe on Lincoln as a self-made man, Erin Bishop on the Lincoln marriage, Bryan Andreasen on Lincoln as commander-in-chief, and Edna Medford on Lincoln and Emancipation, as well as other essays on Lincoln as lawyer, politician, and president. Illustrated throughout. Very good condition, minor edge wear, and the shiny black covers will pick up marks. $5.50

60010  Anbinder, Tyler, Five Points. New York: The Free Press, 2001. Edition unknown, 532 pages. Illustrated history of, as the cover says, the 19th-Century New York City neighborhood that invented tap dance, stole elections, and became the world's most notorious slum. Interesting social history with significant attention to Irish, Italian, and Chinese immigration, as well as African-Americans in NYC. Good condition, some edge wear. $7.50

60020  Bach, Marcus, Strange Altars. New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1952. First edition, 254 pages. A mystic, a minister, and a Ph.D. (from the University of Iowa), Marcus Bach wrote incessantly about spirituality. This early volume about "Voodoo" in Haiti includes a frontispiece of the author and his main informant, an American, Stanley Reser. Another photograph of Bach has been pasted down on the inside front cover, with what may be Bach's signature. Very good condition in a good dustjacket, the top of which is chipped and wrinkled. Former owner's name and a date are written on the cover side of the last page. $15.00

60022  Barry, Dave, Dave Barry's Only Travel Guide You'll Ever Need. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1991. First edition, 171 pages. Typical Dave Barry humor. Good condition in good dustjacket, but price has been clipped. Very faint pinkish stain near the bottom of page 47, interior otherwise excellent. $4.00

60025  Bates, Roy C., A Daily Guide to Knowledge. New York: Unicorn Publishers, 1948. Reprint edition, 276 pages. This is a companion volume to Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia, providing a short essay for every day of the year, each with one or more references to articles in the encyclopedia. This is a later edition, and the printing is sometimes a bit muddy, especially in the preface, which probably comes from the first edition. A nice little volume, without a dust jacket, but with a red, black, and gilt decoration on the spine and an embossed seal of the encyclopedia on the front cover. There is some wear to the edges of the covers and the top and bottom of the spine, and one corner of the front paper liner has been cut off. $5.00

60027  Brightwell, C.L., Annals of Industry and Genius. London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1874. Edition unknown, 297 pages. Stories of, among others, Cervantes, Franklin, the Brothers Montgolfier, and Tom Britton, the Musical Small-Coal Man. A previous owner's name (Charles E. Maxwell) in lovely script on first endpaper. No DJ, decorated boards with still-bright gilt. Some edge wear and signs of use; hinges are beginning to show in places, but still a good readable copy. $30.00

60028  Burek, Deborah and Martin Connors, Organized Obsessions. Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 1992. First edition, 270 pages. Interesting compendium of information on 1001 associations, clubs, and societies, arranged alphabetically from the Abbott and Costello Fan Club to the Zinfandel Club. Includes a description of the organization, the number of members, postal addresses, and sometimes a phone number, but no websites—after all, it was published in 1992. Paperback, no jacket. In good condition, but some shelf wear, and some subtle stains on the edges. Inside is clean and unmarked. $3.00

60030  Chernev, Irving, Wonders and Curiosities of Chess. New York: Dover, 1974. Edition unknown, 203 pages. 160 chess games discussed as well as "hundreds of curious facts" about chess. Lots here of interest to novice and even advanced players. Good condition for a paperback of its age, some visible wear to the covers, inside is clean and unmarked. $10.00

60035  Cobb, Irvin S., Roughing It De Luxe. New York: Doran, 1914. Edition unknown, 219 pages. Early volume by the prolific Kentucky-born humorist, a writer for the Saturday Evening Post and newspapers. This volume is illustrated by Chicago Tribune cartoonist James T. McCutcheon (most famous for his "Indian Summer" images that were reprinted annually by the Tribune for many years). No dust jacket. Good condition overall, small stain at one edge of the cover pastedown, some fading of the gold lettering on the spine, and an old bookseller's sticker (Gardenside Bookshop, Boston) on the inside back cover that does not obscure the illustration. $10.00

60040  Edman, Irwin (editor), The Philosophy of Plato. New York: Modern Library (no date). Edition unknown, 577 pages. This is the Modern Library edition, from the 1950s, but earlier than some—the dust jacket has a price of 95 cents. Clear and tight, nice green binding in a worn dustjacket. There is a chip out of the front cover of the jacket, also a lot of wear to the edges. $5.00

60050  Fine, Reuben, Ideas Behind the Chess Openings. New York: David Mckay, 1970. Reprint, 240 pages. A standard reference work. Used, with wrinkling in the spine, but still tight and no marks, just a few turned-down page corners $5.50

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