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Vintage Monthly Book Club: Nonfiction - 3 month subscription

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: 1800-1975

Seller ID: vbcnf3mo

Condition: Good or better


Once a month for three months you will receive one vintage hardcover book, printed between 1800 and 1975. Each book is carefully selected, wrapped and packaged with care. Books are in good to very good condition with varying signs of use and wear associated with old books. Part of the fun is the vintage appeal! All are complete and intact with no major flaws, such as broken bindings, missing pages, unpleasant odors or excessive soiling. Where dust jackets are present, most are covered in protective mylar. Expect a mix of subjects like history, art, cooking, science, biography & memoir, travel,... View more info

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Vintage Monthly Book Club: Nonfiction - 6 month subscription

By: N/A

Price: $90.00

Publisher: 1800-1975

Seller ID: vbcnf6mo

Condition: Good or better


Once a month for six months you will receive one vintage hardcover book, printed between 1800 and 1975. Each book is carefully selected, wrapped and packaged with care. Books are in good to very good condition with varying signs of use and wear associated with old books. Part of the fun is the vintage appeal! All are complete and intact with no major flaws, such as broken bindings, missing pages, unpleasant odors or excessive soiling. Where dust jackets are present, most are covered in protective mylar. Expect a mix of subjects like history, art, cooking, science, biography & memoir, travel, n... View more info

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Vintage Monthly Book Club: Nonfiction - 1 year subscription

By: N/A

Price: $170.00

Publisher: 1800-1975

Seller ID: vbcnf1yr

Condition: Good or better


Once a month for twelve months you will receive one vintage hardcover book, printed between 1800 and 1975. Each book is carefully selected, wrapped and packaged with care. Books are in good to very good condition with varying signs of use and wear associated with old books. Part of the fun is the vintage appeal! All are complete and intact with no major flaws, such as broken bindings, missing pages, unpleasant odors or excessive soiling. Where dust jackets are present, most are covered in protective mylar. Expect a mix of subjects like history, art, cooking, science, biography & memoir, travel... View more info

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Vintage Monthly Book Club: Surprise Me! - 3 month subscription

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: 1800-1975

Seller ID: vbcsmf3mo

Condition: Good or better


Once a month for three months you will receive one vintage hardcover book, printed between 1800 and 1975. Each book is carefully selected, wrapped and packaged with care. Books are in good to very good condition with varying signs of use and wear associated with old books. Part of the fun is the vintage appeal! All are complete and intact with no major flaws, such as broken bindings, missing pages, unpleasant odors or excessive soiling. Where dust jackets are present, most are covered in protective mylar. Expect a nice combination of fiction, literature and nonfiction. Shipping is included in ... View more info

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Vintage Monthly Book Club: Surprise Me! - 6 month subscription

By: N/A

Price: $90.00

Publisher: 1800-1975

Seller ID: vbcsmf6mo

Condition: Good or better


Once a month for six months you will receive one vintage hardcover book, printed between 1800 and 1975. Each book is carefully selected, wrapped and packaged with care. Books are in good to very good condition with varying signs of use and wear associated with old books. Part of the fun is the vintage appeal! All are complete and intact with no major flaws, such as broken bindings, missing pages, unpleasant odors or excessive soiling. Where dust jackets are present, most are covered in protective mylar. Expect a nice combination of fiction, literature and nonfiction. Shipping is included in th... View more info

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Vintage Monthly Book Club: Surprise Me! - 1 year subscription

By: N/A

Price: $170.00

Publisher: 1800-1975

Seller ID: vbcsmf1yr

Condition: Good or better


Once a month for twelve months you will receive one vintage hardcover book, printed between 1800 and 1975. Each book is carefully selected, wrapped and packaged with care. Books are in good to very good condition with varying signs of use and wear associated with old books. Part of the fun is the vintage appeal! All are complete and intact with no major flaws, such as broken bindings, missing pages, unpleasant odors or excessive soiling. Where dust jackets are present, most are covered in protective mylar. Expect a nice combination of fiction, literature and nonfiction. Shipping is included in... View more info

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Portland Crantford's Flower Shop Ad Circa 1940s

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: St. Paul, MN, Brown & Bigelow:

Seller ID: ET0084

Condition: Very Good


Advertising card for Crantford's Flowers of Portland, Oregon. Illustration by Lawson Wood. Mild wear at corners and edges. Illustration of Chimpanzees: Mail man delivering message, titled "Romance on the Route." View more info

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Jell-O America's Most Famous Dessert At Home Everywhere

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Genesee Pure Food Company: 1922

Seller ID: ET0101

Condition: Very Good


Staple-bound booklet of Jell-O recipes including desserts, whips, and salads. Beautiful color illustrations representing different American locales, throughout. 14 pages. Mild rubbing and edge wear to covers along with some very mild soiling. Small hole punched through booklet at top spine corner. Hole is torn through at rear cover only. Diagonal crease to rear cover. Internally clean and unmarked. Staples are rusty, but tight. View more info

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Vintage Monthly Book Club: Fiction & Literature - 3 month subscription subscription

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: 1800-1975

Seller ID: vbcf3mo

Condition: Good or Better


Once a month for three months you will receive one vintage hardcover book, printed between 1800 and 1975. Each book is carefully selected, wrapped and packaged with care. Books are in good to very good condition with varying signs of use and wear associated with old books. Part of the fun is the vintage appeal! All are complete and intact with no major flaws, such as broken bindings, missing pages, unpleasant odors or excessive soiling. Where dust jackets are present, most are covered in protective mylar. Expect mostly novels, but also occasional poetry collections, essays or short stories. Ma... View more info

Image for Doyle Diary: The last great Conan Doyle mystery: With a Holmesian investigation into the strange and curious case of Charles Altamont Doyle

Doyle Diary: The last great Conan Doyle mystery: With a Holmesian investigation into the strange and curious case of Charles Altamont Doyle

By: Baker, Michael

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Paddington Press: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: MH00123

ISBN: 0448220687

Condition: Very Good


91 pages, illustrated throughout; cream cloth boards with gilt titling, pages are toned with age, dust jacket is lightly rubbed, especially on back panel, with a bit of chipping around extremities, now in protective mylar sleeve. This fascinating volume is a facsimile of the diaries and sketchbook of the father of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle while he was interned in a lunatic asylum in Scotland. View more info

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Speaking of Operations

By: Cobb, Irvin S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1915

Seller ID: MH00119

Condition: Very Good


64 pages, black and white illustrated plates throughout; orange, blue and black illustrated paper over boards, a bit of wear at edges, previous owner name in front free end paper, dust jacket with some dust smudging and staining, spine lightly faded, now in protective mylar sleeve. View more info

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Mystery Girls' Circus and College of Conundrum

By: Dunn, Katherine; Blocker, Mare

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Ames Lake, M. Kimberly Press: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 001022

Condition: Near Fine


First edition artists' book, one of 125 copies printed for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, as the 1991 Library Fellows Artists' Book, signed by Dunn and Blocker, hardcover in tiger print cloth boards, 8vo (9 View more info

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The Weak Link: How to Get Along With Negroes

By: Ellis, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Anchorage, Alaska, Aurora Borealis Book Company: 1966

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: CS00698

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with gilt titles, 8vo, 110 pages plus a note from the author, cover illustration by Richard Jarrett, dated 2/19/85 and inscribed, "To/Walter Ware/ My very best regards/ and I sincerely hope/ you will help strengthen/ the weak link!!/ From/ William T. Ellis" on front free endpaper; spine of dust jacket sunned, edges lightly worn, now protected in mylar. William Ellis' "disagreement with the policies, and the concepts of the social system of the Deep South, as well as the treatment accorded to Negro citizens in that area, plus the lack of knowledge of Negroes by the white ... View more info

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The Embattled Male in the Garden, or Why Women are Queer in the Country

By: Farnham, Dwight

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1941

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00263

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Tan cloth boards with green lettering, 8.5 x 6 inches, 249 pages. Boards are lightly edge worn, spine is dented towards the middle with two small nicks, head of spine bumped, endpapers toned; dust jacket creased and worn near extremities, now in protective mylar. A curious book of gardening, humor, and relationships. View more info

Image for The Willowdale Handcar Or The Return of the Black Doll

The Willowdale Handcar Or The Return of the Black Doll

By: Gorey, Edward

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1979

Seller ID: CS00743

ISBN: 0396077676

Condition: Very Good


First Printing (First Thus), powder pink and black pictorial paper, 16mo, not paginated, illustrated throughout by Edward Gorey; head of spine bumped; interior of dust jacket has a light shadow from an adhesive removal, now in mylar. "In which three pilgrims find mystery, abort peril, and partake of religious community. And the discerning reader discovers meaning in their progress. View more info

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Skyjacker: His Flights of Fantasy

By: Hubbard, David G.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Macmillan Company: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: MH00088

Condition: Very Good


262 pages; blue boards with silver titling, previous owner signature in front free end paper, unclipped dust jacket with a small chip at head of spine now in protective mylar sleeve. A distinguished psychiatrist analyzes the motivations and personalities of twenty highly publicized yet thoroughly misunderstood highjackers. View more info

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The Gentleman's Alphabet Book

By: Kornberg, Harvey; Hall, Donald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: CS00344

Condition: Very Good


Brown paper backed in black cloth, 8vo, not paginated, 26 pen and ink drawings by Harvey Kornberg; pages are clean and illustrations sharp; dust jacket is lightly edge worn. View more info

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Crime and Destiny

By: Lange, Johannes; Haldane, J.B.S.; Haldane, Charlotte

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Boni: 1930

Seller ID: CS00683

Condition: Very Good


Blue paper covers with titles and Rockwell Kent illustration in black, 12mo, 250 pages plus a note from the publisher and publisher's list, beautiful Rockwell Kent endpapers; light edge wear, Meier & Frank stamp adhered to rear free endpaper. An installment of The Boni Paper Books series, a study of criminal twins. The Boni Paper Books series was the brain child of Charles and Albert Boni, and an experiment in the new field of American paperback book publishing and the brand-new field of subscription mail order book clubs. The club launched in September of 1929 with The Bridge of San Luis R... View more info

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R as in Chrrristophr: The story of two extraordinary people

By: Martin, Roberta

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, Alcuin Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: MH00108

ISBN: 0934196222

Condition: Near Fine


First, limited deluxe edition (of 200). 62 pages, full color illustrations throughout, signed by the author and illustrator in the colophon; grey cloth boards with gilt titling, unclipped dust jacket with just a bit of rubbing at edges, now in protective mylar sleeve. Published on behalf of The Association for Retarded Citizens of Multnomah County, Portland, Oregon. View more info

McBride's Comic Speeches and Recitations

By: McBride, Elliot

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers: 1878

Seller ID: CS00516

Condition: Very Good Minus


Decorated paper boards backed in green cloth with gilt titles, 16mo, 184 pages plus publisher's advertisements, advert endpapers; gilt on spine dulled, paper of boards wearing down on corners. A cheeky little book 'designed for schools and literary and social circles'. View more info