I hope you made it to this page because there are books here for everyone. Call them oddities, off beat titles, and books on different subjects, but no matter what, these are books that are fun to own, fun to display, and fun to read (and, actually, sometimes we don't really know where else to shelve them). Happy hunting, and happy chuckles. Here are the 123 selections that are on our shelves in Walpole, New Hampshire on October 13, 2009.  This has always been a popular spot for customers visiting our shop, so have so fun browsing through, and then place your order  at any time. Thank you, RAY.

1. THE KISS, Universe Books, New York, (1976), B&W and color ill., 102pp, good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0876639473, (Order No: 34388 ), $12.50

2. Ackerman, Diane, A NATURAL HISTORY OF LOVE, Random House, New York, (1994), 358pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), BCE, ISBN 0679403477 Following the triumphant success of her A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Ackerman has turned her formidable gifts to that greatest gift of all-the elusive, eternal, and endlessly interesting matter of love. In A Natural History of Love Ackerman draws on a variety of sources, both classical and from her immediate experience. The historical, cultural, religious, and biological roots of love are all explored and illuminated., (Order No: 10086 ), $7.50

3. Adams, Joey, IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE: THE JOEY ADAMS DO-IT-YOURSELF LAUGH KIT, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1959), B&W illustrations, 291pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover) signed by author, (Order No: 34750 ), $10.00

4. Alford, Violet, THE HOBBY HORSE: AND OTHER ANIMAL MASKS, The Merlin Press, London, (1978), B&W illustrations, 211pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 850361605 The Hobby Horse dates back to at least the 4th century. This book follows its history through to the heyday of the 16th and 17th centuries and to the present day., (Order No: 26467 ), $25.00

5. Ayrton, Michael, TITTIVULUS OR THE VERBIAGE COLLECTOR, Max Reinhardt, London, (1953), B&W illustrations, 138pp, good, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, (Order No: 55547 ), $20.00

6. Ballard, Charles Rollin "Nillor), TANGLEDOM: A VOLUME OF CHARADES, ENIGMAS, PROBLEMS, RIDDLES AND TRANSFORMATIONS, DeWolfe, Fiske and Company, Boston, MA, 1904, 140pp, good, decorated brown cloth (hardcover) some pencil tic marks, A selection of "knotted" rhymes. Contents include: Charades; Enigmas; Problems; Riddles; and, Transformations., (Order No: 53654 ), $40.00

7. Baxter, Glen; de Bie, Wilma (preface by), THE COLLECTED BLURTINGS OF BAXTER, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, (1993) 1st ed, color illustrations, unpaginated, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0316905429, (Order No: 50477 ), $3.00

8. Benthien, Claudia (translated by Thomas Dunlap), SKIN: ON THE CULTURAL BORDER BETWEEN SELF AND THE WORLD, Columbia University Press, New York, (2002) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 290pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 023112502X This important cultural study examines the relations amoung self-conscious, subjectivity, and skin from the eighteenth century to the present. A look at the social aspects of the skin and human skin color., (Order No: 37044 ), $12.50

9. Black, Angus, A RADICAL'S GUIDE TO SELF-DESTRUCTION, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, New York, (1971) 1st ptg, 116pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0030865646 An acerbic take on the state of the world from "everybody's favorite libertarian-conservative-radical-free-enterprising-an archist," with humorous commentary about such concerns as sewers, noise, lung cancer, porn, his pet animal (Piggie), and many other supposedly civilized amusements., (Order No: 14353 ), $7.50

10. Blanch, Lesley, PAVILIONS OF THE HEART: THE FOUR WALLS OF LOVE, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, (1974) 1st ed, 56pp B&W ill., 8pp color ill, 192pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0399112243 Lesley Blanch takes a number of houses, rooms, castles--even a nun's cell--to illustrate her theme, the settings, probable or improbable, where lovers have united for a while, a night or a lifetime. She chooses her subjects from a wide range of countries, wherever in her travels she has come upon some story or echo of love., (Order No: 16661 ), $6.00

11. Bobrick, Benson, KNOTTED TONGUES: STUTTERING IN HISTORY AND THE QUEST FOR A CURE, Simon & Schuster, New York, (1995) 1st ptg, 240pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 067187103X Fascinating and original social history, which combines literary scholarship with historical research. Author explores one of the great conundrums of medical history, its impact on the lives of the afflicted, and the astonishing therapeutic practices it has spawned., (Order No: 7118 ), $5.00

12. Boller, Jr., Paul F., NOT SO!: POPULAR MYTHS ABOUT AMERICA FROM COLUMBUS TO CLINTON, Oxford University Press, New York, 1995 1st ptg, 278pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195091868 Just a fun read, enjoy!!!, (Order No: 8686 ), $10.00

13. Borrow, George, LAVENGRO: THE SCHOLAR - THE GYPSY - THE PRIEST, G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1898, 532pp, good, brown cloth, teg (hardcover) notes on rear endpapers, (Order No: 54177 ), $20.00

14. Boyer, Carl B., THE RAINBOW: FROM MYTH TO MATHEMATICS, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1987), B&W and color illustrations, 376pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0691024057 The most comprehensive mathematical study of the rainbow ever published. The first chapter is the most complete review of rainbow mythology in the English language., (Order No: 43410 ), $7.50

15. Boykin, Edward (edited by), THE WIT AND WISDOM OF CONGRESS, Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York, (1961), 420pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), A Treasury of Anecdotes & Epigrams, Quips & Puns, Nuggets of Historical Debate & Gems of Eloquence--All Handpicked from the Annals of Congress...1789 to the Present., (Order No: 35036 ), $8.50

16. Brasher, N. H., ARGUMENTS IN HISTORY: BRITAIN IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1968, B&W ill., 248pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), Contents include: LORD LIVERPOOL, Arch-mediocrity?; THE WHIGS, 1830-41 Reformers or Reactionaries?; PEEL AND THE TORIES, Martyr or Renegade?; PALMERSTON AND FOREIGN POLICY, Ginger Beer or Champagne?; GLADSTONE, Statesman or Bigot?; JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN, Egotist or Visionary?; THE CONDITION OF THE PEOPLE, 1846-1900 Progress or Poverty?; WAS THERE A VICTORIAN AGE?, (Order No: 35409 ), $10.00

17. Brown, Curtis F., STAR-SPANGLED KITSCH, Universe Books, New York, (1975), nearly 400 ill. w/70 in col., 202pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0876632568 "An Astounding and Tastelessly Illustrated Exploration of the Bawdy, Gaudy, Shoddy Mass-Art Culture in This Grand Land of Ours.", (Order No: 4531 ), $10.00

18. Brown, Irving (introduction by George E. Woodberry), NIGHTS AND DAYS ON THE GYPSY TRAIL, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York, 1922 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 267pp, ads, very good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "THROUGH ANDALUSIA AND ON OTHER MEDITERRANEAN SHORES. WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE ROMANY RACE." "Few people know more about gypsies than that they are a picturesque race wandering the earth. Irving Brown has been living with gypsies, and this true account of his adventures among those proud and reckless people is as amazing and revealing as Romany Rye and others of George Borrow's gypsy chronicles.", (Order No: 51433 ), $175.00

19. Buck, Margaret Waring, THE FACE, WHAT IT MEANS: THE MERTON METHOD OF CHARACTER ANALYSIS, Libra Publishers, Inc., Roslyn Heights, NY, (1979), B&W illustrations, 161pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), Using this book as a guide, you should be able to analyze yourself, your friends, and your business associates., (Order No: 53637 ), $30.00

20. Cabantous, Alain (translated by Eric Rauth), BLASPHEMY: IMPIOUS SPEECH IN THE WEST FROM THE SEVENTEENTH TO THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, Columbia University Press, New York, (2002) 1st ptg, 290pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0231118767 Takes us on a journey through the Christian West with braggarts, craftsmen, soldiers, and sailors and their coarse talk., (Order No: 39466 ), $6.50

21. Chappell, George S., EVIL THROUGH THE AGES: AN OUTLINE OF INDECENCY, Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, 1932, ill. by O. Soglow, 343pp, good+, light green cloth (hardcover) faded spine, no dustjacket, (Order No: 53055 ), $10.00

22. Cheesman, Clive and Williams, Jonathan, REBELS PRETENDERS & IMPOSTORS, St. Martin's Press, New York, (2000), B&W and color ill., 192pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), review press release laid in, ISBN 0312238665 This volume brings together the true, amazing stories of pretend sovereigns, phantom countries, rebel states, and royal imposters., (Order No: 30398 ), $12.50

23. Clarke, Pauline, SPHERES OF ADORNMENT, Piercing World, Warwickshire, UK, (1996) 1st ed, B&W and color illustrations, 152pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 095281790X Takes a look at the ways present society decorates the human body in a semi or permanent way focusing on tatooing and body piercing., (Order No: 57791 ), $45.00

24. Crane, Frank, EVERYDAY WISDOM: A PAGE FOR EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR, Wm. H. Wise & Co., New York, (1927) 1st ptg, B&W frontis, 372pp, good+, brown cloth spine (hardcover) no dustjacket, 365 Four Minute Essays and 52 Little Talks on How to Live. Handwritten biographical notes on the rear blank pages., (Order No: 53323 ), $20.00

25. David, William K. (edited by), SECRETS OF WISE MEN, CHEMISTS, AND GREAT PHYSICIANS, Wm. K. David, Publisher, Philadelphia, PA, 1903, B&W illustrations, 127pp, very good, decorated blue cloth (hardcover), COMPRISING AN UNUSUAL COLLECTION OF MONEY-MAKING, MONEY-SAVING, AND HEALTH-GIVING PRESCRIPTIONS, RECEIPTS, FORMULAS, PROCESSES AND TRADE SECRETS, SECURED AT CONSIDERABLE EXPENSE FROM A MULTITUDE OF THINKERS AND WORKERS IN PRACTICAL AFFAIRS. Also includes some magic tricks and stage illusions., (Order No: 29829 ), $25.00

26. de Berker, Paul and de Berker, Patricia, MISFITS, Pitman Publishing, New York, (1973), 68 B&W ill., 202pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 027331548X In the context of this book a misfit is someone who does not conform to the values and mores of society. The authors examine the attitudes and behavior of misfits against the background of modern life. Although misfits are frequently hostile towards society and are in return regarded with fear and suspicion, the authors show, in the final chapter, how certain misfits have a constructive and valuable message to communicate to those members of society prepared to listen., (Order No: 16545 ), $20.00

27. Decter, Midge, THE LIBERATED WOMAN AND OTHER AMERICANS: ON BEING A WOMAN, ON BEING A LIBERAL, ON BEING AN AMERICAN, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, New York, (1971), 256pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This book is a collection of incidental essays and reviews published in the course of the last ten years. The author casts her X-ray eye on women, filmmakers, masculine poseurs, sex theorists, middle Americans, anti-Americans, and liberal politicians. Her take on that self-centered lady of our times, the liberated woman, is particularly devastating., (Order No: 15065 ), $10.00

28. Dolinger, Jane, GYPSIES OF THE PAMPA, Fleet Publishing Corporation, New York, (1958), B&W illustrations, 179pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), High in the Andes a strange forgotten people have lived undisturbed since the sixteenth century. Here is Jane Dolinger's story of her life among the strange Morochucan Gypsies of the Pampa., (Order No: 53217 ), $10.00

29. Donnelly, Robert B., JUST LIKE THE FLOWERS DEAR - A BOTANY FOR PARENTS, Coventry House, New York, 1932, illustrated by the author, 270pp, good, brown cloth spine, paper covered boards (hardcover), "This Botany is written for adults, mostly parents. Children below the age of sixteen know all the answers. After that age they lose the scientific, detached viewpoint and begin to forget." A fun and comic look at sex education for parents., (Order No: 36268 ), $17.50

30. Dooling, Richard, BLUE STREAK: SWEARING, FREE SPEECH, AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT, Random House, New York, (1996) 1st ed, 179pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0679444718 Employment discrimination lawyer Rick Dooling reveals how the First Amendment is under attack in the workplace and in the classroom, why men naturally swear more than women, and how society's attempt to remove slurs, epithets and vulgarities regarding race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and ethnicity from everyday discourse are ultimately, efforts to censor free speech in the name of civil rights., (Order No: 24907 ), $3.00

31. Dryden, Dean, YOUR FACE IS YOUR FORTUNE, George Sully & Company, New York, (1928), B&W illustrations, 136pp, very good, red cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, Contents include: Character Readings as Easy as A,B,C; Questions (on the various facial features); The Answers; and, Character Readings of Twelve Successful Americans., (Order No: 56400 ), $60.00

32. Duncan, David Ewing, CALENDAR: HUMANITY'S EPIC STRUGGLE TO DETERMINE A TRUE AND ACCURATE YEAR, Avon Books, Inc., New York, (1998) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 266pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0380975289 In this irresistable volume, the author takes us on an extraordinary journey through man's reckoning of time, ranging from one of the earliest calendars (a series of markings gouged into an eagle bone 13,000 years ago) through our struggles with the infamous "millennium bug," which threatens the complex network of computers on which we increasingly rely., (Order No: 20583 ), $6.00

33. Ellner, Joseph (edited with introduction and glossary by), THE GIPSY PATTERAN, Bernard G. Richards Co., Inc, New York, 1926, 302pp, good+, red bandana cloth (hardcover), The stories include: My Lady Of Egypt; Makar Chudra; La Gitanilla; The Raiment Of Captivity; Romany Pride; The Gipsy Christ; The Gipsy's Prophecy; The Lubbeny Kiss; The Grass Of Lohina; The Gipsy's Bear; The Gipsy Girl; The Little Gipsy; and, Glossary., (Order No: 52382 ), $45.00

34. Fairley, John; and, Welfare, Simon (foreword by Arthur C. Clarke), ARTHUR C. CLARKE'S MYSTERIES, Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY, (2000), B&W illustrations, 256pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 157392833X Strange phenomena are investigated by the authors in an entertaining style, and Arthur C. Clarke contributes his own analysis to each chapter., (Order No: 52525 ), $8.00

35. Fishbein, Morris (editor), MEDICAL USES OF SOAP: A SYMPOSIUM, J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, (1945), 41 B&W ill., 182pp, very good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Articles on soap contained in this volume include: soap technology; normal and abnormal effects on skin; effects of soap on the hair; soaps for the industrial worker; soaps for shaving; and much more., (Order No: 8337 ), $10.00

36. Fisher, Helen E., ANATOMY OF LOVE: THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MONOGAMY, ADULTERY, AND DIVORCE, W. W. Norton and Company, New York, (1992) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 431pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0393034232 A fascinating, wide-ranging, informed review of the sexual behavior of animals and primitive and modern peoples that uncovers striking similarities as well as differences among them., (Order No: 22415 ), $7.50

37. Fly, PEOPS - PORTRAITS & STORIES OF PEOPLE BY FLY, Soft Skull, Brooklyn, NY, 2003, B&W and color illustrations, 196pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1887128824 "A collection of portraits & stories - each page contains a new face surrounded by words.", (Order No: 57885 ), $6.00

38. Fox, Ronald A., COWPARADE: THE COWS COME HOME - WEST HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT, Orange Frazer Press, Wilmington, OH, (2003), color illustrations, 128pp, fine, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 1882203348 CowParade, headquatered in West Hartford, Connecticut, displayed its herd of 57 spectacular cows on the streets to showcase the talents of area artists., (Order No: 55333 ), $20.00

39. Gilbert, O. P. (translated from the French by Robert B. Douglas), MEN IN WOMEN'S GUISE: SOME HISTORICAL INSTANCES OF FEMALE IMPERSONATION, The Bodley Head Limited, London, (1926), B&W illustrations, 284pp, good, maroon cloth (hardcover), This volume addresses the desire of certain men to pass as women. The personages studied in this book (Abbe de Choisy, Philip of Orleans, Abbe d'Entragues, Chevalier d'Eon, Jenny de Savalette de Lange) have not left data as to their exact psychology, but the documents the author possessed are sufficient to allow him to make inferences and deductions., (Order No: 48217 ), $50.00

40. Gordon, Patricia, ROMMANY LUCK, The Viking Press, New York, 1946, ill. by Rafaello Busoni, 206pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This volume tells of a gypsy family living in the days of Queen Elizabeth of England, when all gypsies were refugees from the law and lived more or less as hunted creatures., (Order No: 52026 ), $14.50

41. Gorer, Geoffrey and Searle, Ronald, MODERN TYPES, The Cresset Press, London, 1955 2nd ptg, ill. by Ronald Searle, 98pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), A look at many types of different people. Most of these chapters previously appeared in PUNCH., (Order No: 49563 ), $15.00

42. Green, Jonathon (quotes compiled by) and Leeson, Patrick (book design by), PIG PARADE, Elm Tree Books, London, (1985), color illustrations, 62pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0241116929 A brilliant tribute to the grotesque but irresistible fascination of pigs., (Order No: 52290 ), $15.00

43. Greg, W. W. (an attempt at reconstruction by), JONSON'S MASQUE OF GIPSIES: IN THE BURLEY, BELVOIR, AND WINDSOR VERSIONS, AN ATTEMPT AT RECONSTRUCTION, The British Academy, London, 1952, B&W illustrations, 236pp, very good, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, Contents include: Versions And Texts; Main Differences Between The Versions; Differences Between The Texts Of The Composite Version; Evidence Of The Scribal Variants; Analysis Of The Variants; The Parallel Texts; Notes; Index., (Order No: 52323 ), $40.00

44. Grumley, Michael, AFTER MIDNIGHT - THE WORLD OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE AND WORK AT NIGHT, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1978), ill. by Michael Grumley, 210pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684153106 This book opens up the world of the night in cities and small towns all over America., (Order No: 20088 ), $7.50

45. Hadfield, John (compiled by), A BOOK OF BEAUTY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF WORDS AND PICTURES, Hulton Press, London, (1953), B&W and color ill., 256pp, good w/lightly edgeworn dustjacket (hardcover), Selections of pictures, poems and prose., (Order No: 34664 ), $7.50

46. Hansen, Leon, THOUGHTS FOR THINKERS, Northwest Originals, Sheridan, OR, (1982), B&W illustrations, 56pp, very good, wraps (softcover) signed by the author, ISBN 0942042018 "This small book is a collection of thoughts, observations and poems compiled over several years of viewing, studying and considering the thinking and behavior patterns of people, myself included.", (Order No: 54655 ), $40.00

47. Hardy, D. E. (editor), ART FROM THE HEART - TATTOOTIME 5, Hardy Marks Publications, Honolulu, HI, (1991), B&W and color illustrations, 128pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0945367090, (Order No: 57607 ), $25.00

48. Harkins, Anthony, HILLBILLY: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF AN AMERICAN ICON, Oxford University Press, New York, (2003) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 324pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 019514631X Distilling truths and untruths about a great American archetype., (Order No: 40556 ), $30.00

49. Hawes, J. (Reverend), TOBACCO, THE BANE OF THE TIMES. READ, THINK, BE WISE., Hutchinson and Bullard, Hartford, CT, 1861, 50pp, good+, original brown cloth (hardcover) clean and tight EX-LIB, "The following discourse was prepared, and delivered in the First Church in this city [Hartford]... and repeated a week after, by special request, from a large number of young men..." "It is now given to the public in the hope that it may draw attention to the subject on which it treats, and contribute something to arrest a habit of most pernicious influence on the health, morals, and minds of those addicted to it, especially of young men, and which, if goes on to increase as it has of late years, will 'ultimately become a great national calamity'." A warning about the ills of smoking from almost 150 years ago. EX-LIB with minimal marks, and library bookplate, clean and tight copy., (Order No: 40569 ), $250.00

50. Hayward, C., DICTIONARY OF COURTESANS, University Books, New Hyde Park, NY, (1962), B&W illustrations, 491pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), An anthology, sometimes gay, sometimes tragic, of the celebrated courtesans of history from antiquity to the present day. Arranged in alphabetical order., (Order No: 39188 ), $20.00

51. Haywood, Charles F., YANKEE DICTIONARY: A COMPENDIUM OF USEFUL AND ENTERTAINING EXPRESSIONS INDIGENOUS TO NEW ENGLAND, Jackson & Phillips, Inc., Lynn, MA, (1963), 207pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) owner's inscription, (Order No: 6918 ), $7.50

52. Hoopington, Ambrose, A LETTER TO A YOUNG LADY ON HER APPROACHING MARRIAGE, The Nonesuch Press, London, 1934, 41pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover), "My dear Petronella I have already formally accepted the invitation to your wedding and I am now writing to give you my very best wishes.", (Order No: 53465 ), $15.00

53. Horwitz, Richard P., HOG TIES: PIGS, MANURE, AND MORTALITY IN AMERICAN CULTURE, St. Martin's Press, New York, (1998) 1st ed, 312pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 031221443X From CHARLOTTE'S WEB to Porky Pig and BABE, Americans like pigs. The author looks at this phenomenon, its relation to American culture, and the way in which themes of life and death are played out in the care, feeding, slaughtering, and eating of pigs., (Order No: 34221 ), $12.50

54. Hughes, Cledwyn, WEST WITH THE TINKERS: A JOURNEY THROUGH WALES WITH VAGRANTS, Odhams Press Limited, Long Acre, London, (1954), B&W illustrations, 222pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover, Here is a lively and colorful day-by-day account of a summer journey by horse-drawn cart through rural Wales on which the author accompanied Johnny Powell and his son Corgi--two Welsh tinkers of gypsy origin and strong personality., (Order No: 53496 ), $30.00

55. Hughes, Robert, CULTURE OF COMPLAINT: THE FRAYING OF AMERICA, Oxford University Press, New York, 1993 1st ptg, 210pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0195076761 This book is a call for the re-knitting of a fragmented and over-tribalized America--a deeply passionate book, filled with barbed wit and devastating takes on public life, both left and right of center., (Order No: 22340 ), $3.00

56. Isay, David (photographs by Harvey Wang), HOLDING ON, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, (1996) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 216pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0393037541 "Dreamers, Visionaries, Eccentrics and other American Heroes.", (Order No: 37836 ), $7.50

57. Jenkins, MacGregor (Rusticus), PUTTERING ROUND, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, 1927 2nd ptg, ill. by Decie Merwin, 123pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover) owner's inscription, Contents include: Puttering Round; The Daily Round (Breakfast and Before, The Noon Hour, After Supper); Rhubarb; Sunflowers; Picking Your Own Apples; Burning Leaves; and Christmas., (Order No: 48437 ), $10.00

58. Jones, Judy and Wilson, William, AN INCOMPLETE EDUCATION, Ballantine Books, New York, (1987) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 670pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0345295706, (Order No: 37839 ), $7.50

59. Kaplan, Justin (selected and edited by), WITH MALICE TOWARD WOMEN, Dodd, Mead & Company, New York, (1952), drawings by James Thurber, 255pp, good++, green cloth (hardcoer) no dustjacket, "A Handbook for Women-Haters Drawn from the Best Minds of All Time - With the 'War Between Men and Women.'", (Order No: 55622 ), $5.00

60. Karlen, Arno, BIOGRAPHY OF A GERM, Pantheon Books, New York, (2000) 1st ed, 179pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0375401997 This is high drama played out on a very small stage: a microbe's life seen from its own point of view., (Order No: 36052 ), $7.50

61. Kellogg, J. H., THE ITINERARY OF A BREAKFAST, Funk & Wagnalls Company, New York, 1920, B&W and color ill., 210pp, good+, maroon cloth (hardcover) a few pencil marks, A Popular Account of the Travels of a Breakfast through the Food Tube and of the Ten Gates and Several Stations through Which It Passes, also of the Obstacles Which It Sometimes Meets., (Order No: 35363 ), $25.00

62. Kilroy, Roger, THE COMPLEAT LOO: A LAVATORIAL MISCELLANY, Greenwich Editions, London, (1984), B&W illustrations, 96pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0862880939 This book is illustrated with a large number of remarkable pictures which trace the history from limestone seat to super-loo., (Order No: 24010 ), $8.50

63. King James I, A COUNTER-BLASTE TO TOBACCO, The Rodale Press, Emmaus, PA, (1954), B&W illustrations, 36pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), King James I alarming arguments, colored with antique medical details, together with urgent appeals to moderation and clean living, contrast sharply with the modest present-day examinations of the subject., (Order No: 30961 ), $7.00

64. Kingston, Jeremy and Lambert, David, CATASTROPHE AND CRISIS: NATURAL AND MAN-MADE DISASTERS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD, Bloomsbury Books, London, (1979), B&W and color illustrations, 336pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1870630130 Earthquake and volcanic eruption, famine and pestilence, fire and flood, assassination and the horrors of war--this book presents a wide-ranging survey of the dramatic and disastrous events, both natural and the result of man's own actions, that have shocked humanity and even changed the course of history., (Order No: 42884 ), $12.50

65. Kolyer, John, SOMETHING IS WRONG, The Sangreal Press, Newport Beach, CA, (1997) 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations/cartoons, fine, black cloth (hardcover), Pictures tell the story of a home of an affluent family that is consumed by flames., (Order No: 53403 ), $65.00

66. Kolyer, John, DISSECTIONS - A TREATISE ON HUMAN NATURE, The Sangreal Press, Newport Beach, CA, 1997 2nd ptg, B&W illustrations, 101pp, fine, yellow buckram cloth (hardcover), First published in 1978. A series of 100 plates (printed on one side only)., (Order No: 54689 ), $75.00

67. Kolyer, John, CONTRA MUNDUM, The Sangreal Press, Newport Beach, CA, 1996, B&W illustrations, 100pp, fine, yellow cloth (hardcover), (Order No: 57757 ), $45.00

68. Krasner, Jeanne, THE SECRET OF THE MAGIC CRYSTAL, Vantage Press, New York, (1960) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 158pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Dona Madrina must fulfill her sacred vow, or she will never enter the Golden Gates of the Caravan of Heavenly Gypsies. Her time is running out. Will the Magic Crystal come to her aid? Will the miracle for which she prays come to pass? These pages unveil the secret...., (Order No: 52321 ), $35.00

69. Kselman, Thomas A., DEATH AND THE AFTERLIFE IN MODERN FRANCE, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, (1993) 1st ptg, 24 B&W ill., 8 B&W tables, 413pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0691008892 Drawing on sermons preached in rural and urban parishes, folktales, and accounts of seances, the author vividly re-creates the social and cultural context in which most French people responded to death and dealt with anxieties about the self and its survival., (Order No: 17926 ), $10.00

70. Kuntzman, Gersh, HAIR! MANKIND'S HISTORIC QUEST TO END BALDNESS, AtRandom.com, New York, (2001) 1st ed, 180pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0812991583 A social history of one of humanity's most irksome problems: male pattern baldness., (Order No: 43201 ), $6.50

71. La Valle, Suomi (historical profile by John Julius Norwich), HASHISH, Quartet Books, London, (1984), color illustrations, unpaginated, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0704324504 Contents include: Lebanon; Nepal; Oil; Smoke; Insight., (Order No: 57736 ), $100.00

72. Lewis, H. W., WHY FLIP A COIN? THE ART AND SCIENCE OF GOOD DECISIONS, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, (1997) 1st ptg, 206pp, fine w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0471165972, (Order No: 45386 ), $5.00

73. Lofts, Norah, I MET A GYPSY, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1936 1st ed, 276pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, spine lt. fade, The story of the Winfarthings--of their wanderings and recklessness, in England, in the Arctic, in India, as well as in China--provides a novel of exceptional character., (Order No: 52324 ), $25.00

74. Lowe, Bia, WILD RIDE: EARTHQUAKES, SNEEZES AND OTHER THRILLS, HarperCollins Publishers, New York, (1995) 1st ed, 179pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0060190531 An utterly original mix of memoir, astute social observation, and bravura nature writing, this collection of personal essays marks the debut of a writer of extraordinary aplomb and brio., (Order No: 23449 ), $5.00

75. MacClancy, Jeremy, CONSUMING CULTURE: WHY YOU EAT WHAT YOU EAT, Chapmans, London, (1992), B&W illustrations, 246pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), SIBN 1855925222 This world tour of food cultures shows how food relates to sex, to the culinary snakes and ladders of meat versus vegetables, and to the often baffling rules of eating etiquette. The first book to investigate the human fascination with food, Consuming Culture explains how food makes friends or enemies of us all and why many societies, including our own, are obsessed with eating what is bad for them., (Order No: 15670 ), $6.00

76. Macklin, Lester, CELEBRATE AROUND THE CALENDAR: 366 HISTORICAL ANECDOTES, AFFILIATED RECIPES AND A DAILY JOURNAL, iUniverse, Inc., New York, (2007), 389pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0595880398 "Facts to compliment youdr daily conversations, new and exciting recipes for the palate, and a handy journal to record important lifecycle events.", (Order No: 57503 ), $17.50

77. Madge, Tim, WHITE MISCHIEF - A CULTURAL HISTORY OF COCAINE, Thunder's Mouth Press, New York, (2001) 1st ptg, 204pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1560253703, (Order No: 52617 ), $5.00

78. Mifflin, Margot, BODIES OF SUBVERSION: A SECRET HISTORY OF WOMEN AND TATTOO, Juno Books, New York, 1997, B&W illustrations, 183pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 1890451002 This first history of women's tattoo art is a fascinating excursion into a subculture that dates back to the 19th century., (Order No: 57926 ), $14.50

79. Mikes, George, DOWN WITH EVERYBODY! A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR CHILDREN OVER TWENTY-ONE, AND OTHER STORIES, Allan Wingate, London, (1951), B&W illustrations, 144pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 57987 ), $5.00

80. Miller, Perrin C. and Willock, Ruth, CONTINENTAL CANS ETC.: A TOURISTS GUIDE TO EUROPEAN PLUMBING, Kanrom, Inc., New York, (1960), drawings by Milda Vizbar, 79pp, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover) w/orig acetate cover, A great and funny look at what to expect when traveling abroad!, (Order No: 37837 ), $5.00

81. Moran, Richard, EXECUTIONER'S CURRENT: THOMAS EDISON, GEORGE WESTINGHOUSE, AND THE INVENTION OF THE ELECTRIC CHAIR, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 2002 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 275pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0375410597 The amazing story of how the electric chair developed not out of the desire for a method of execution more humane than hanging but through an effort by one nineteenth-century electric company to discredit the other., (Order No: 47807 ), $7.50

82. Nelson, Derek, OFF THE MAP - THE CURIOUS HISTORIES OF PLACE-NAMES, Kodansha International, New York, (1997), 200pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1568361742 "Who ever thinks geography, place names and maps are dull is totally refuted by this excellent work.", (Order No: 50719 ), $5.00

83. Nuttall, Jeff and Carmichael, Rodick, COMMON FACTORS - VULGAR FACTIONS, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, (1977), B&W illustrations, 152pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) water stain rear board, ISBN 0710085923 The main theme of this book is the extraordinary quality to be found in the leisure culture of the major cities: a popular aesthetic, made up of scraps and pieces of dead styles, cliched ornament and plundered pastiche, revamped and revitalised with startling vulgar vitality., (Order No: 43891 ), $10.00

84. Orel, Harold, THE WORLD OF VICTORIAN HUMOR, Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc, New York, (1961), 292pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 55929 ), $5.00


86. Penzer, N. M., THE HAREM, Spring Books, London, (1966) 2nd ptg, 30 B&W plates, 277pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), An account of the institution as it existed in the Palace of the Turkish Sultans with a history of the Grand Seraglio from its foundation to modern times. The merit of Mr. Penzer's book, which was originally published a bare quarter of a century after the Turkish harem came to an ignominious end, is that without minimising the sensational and unpleasant aspects of the system he presents an authoritative, objective account of its history over a period of 450 years., (Order No: 10023 ), $8.50

87. Petulengro, Gipsy, A ROMANY LIFE: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GIPSY PETULENGRO, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, (1936) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 277pp, good, brown cloth spine (hardcover) no dustjacket, Gipsy Petulengro's life story told in his own words. It tells of his Spartan early days, of peddling and dukkerin, of spells good and evil, of his life on the road, among American negroes and in shops--and finally of his return to freedom., (Order No: 52025 ), $12.50

88. Phillips, George S. (January Searle), THE GYPSIES OF THE DANES' DIKE - A STORY OF HEDGE-SIDE LIFE IN ENGLAND, IN THE YEAR 1855, Ticknor and Fields, Boston, MA, 1864, 416pp, good, brown cloth (hardcover) light edgewear, "This book, although the characters, incidents, and actions represented in it are,for the most part, fictitious, may be accepted, in truth and honor, as a literal reflex of wayside life in England.", (Order No: 56099 ), $45.00

89. Porter, Roy, A SOCIAL HISTORY OF MADNESS - THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF THE INSANE, E. P. Dutton, New York, (1989) 1st ptg, 261pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0525485147, (Order No: 57752 ), $6.00

90. Prochnik, Leon, ENDINGS: DEATH, GLORIOUS AND OTHERWISE, AS FACED BY TEN OUTSTANDING FIGURES OF OUR TIME, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1980) 1st ed, 214pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517534053 Here, told with eloquence and power, are the stories of: Sigmund Freud and his heroic struggle with cancer; Harry Houdini and his denial of the inevitable; Robert Falcon Scott, whose self-doubts led him to tragedy; Isadora Duncan, who died as lustfully as she lived; Benito Mussolini and his harrowing demise with his beautiful mistress; Zelda Fitzgerald, whose tragic death proved the only possible end to her madness; James Forrestal and his lonely death by suicide; Yukio Mishima, Japan's celebrated author, who died as he wished; Dylan Thomas and his poetic death by drink; Malcolm X, whose awesome political and personal struggles led to violent tragedy., (Order No: 19844 ), $10.00

91. Quezada, Abel, THE BEST OF IMPOSSIBLE WORLDS, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, (1963), ill. by Abel Quezada, unpaginated, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Looking at life through the eyes of Abel Quezada, Mexico's leading cartoonist, is a fresh and offbeat experience., (Order No: 28804 ), $7.50

92. Randall, Richard H., THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART A CLOISTERS BESTIARY, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, (1965) 2nd ptg, color frontis, B&W ill., 60pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), Entertaining, sometimes highly imaginative descriptions of animals from medieval bestiaries are illustrated by examples in stained glass, tapestry, ceramics, metalwork, stone, and wood chosen from the collections of The Cloisters., (Order No: 43921 ), $7.50

93. Rescher, Nicholas, LUCK: THE BRILLIANT RANDOMNESS OF EVERYDAY LIFE, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, (1995) 1st ed, 237pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0374194289 Differentiating luck from fate (inexorble destiny) and fortune (mere chance), Nicholas Rescher weaves a colorful tapestry of historical examples from antiquity to the present. Luck cannot be manipulated or controlled, Rescher argues, but it can be managed to some extent., (Order No: 12551 ), $8.50

94. Richard Stengel, YOU'RE TOO KIND: A BRIEF HISTORY OF FLATTERY, Simon & Schuster, New York, (2000) 1st ptg, 317pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0684854910 Flattery is an adaptive behavior that has helped us survive since caveman days. It's in our genes., (Order No: 45689 ), $7.50

95. Richie, Donald (text by); Buruma, Ian (photos by), THE JAPANESE TATTOO, Weatherhill, New York, (1982) 2nd ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 116pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0834801493 A full history of the Japanese tattoo from its earliest beginnings through its late flowering and into the present day., (Order No: 58217 ), $45.00

96. Riley, Glenda, DIVORCE: AN AMERICAN TRADITION, Oxford University Press, New York, 1991 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 262pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0195061233 An intriguing history of marital breakdown in America, from colonial times to the present, revealing how America has become the divorce capital of the world., (Order No: 10294 ), $7.50

97. Rivers, Caryl, SLICK SPINS AND FRACTURED FACTS: HOW CULTURAL MYTHS DISTORT THE NEWS, Columbia University Press, New York, (1996) 1st ptg, 250pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 023110152X Drawing on a rich array of news stories, Rivers explores the media's typical treatment of women, African Americans, welfare recipients, immigrants, crime and criminality, and multiculturalism., (Order No: 34735 ), $7.50

98. Rogak, Lisa, STONES AND BONES OF NEW ENGLAND - A GUIDE TO UNUSUAL, HISTORIC, AND OTHERWISE NOTABLE CEMETERIES, The Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, CT, (2004) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 225pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0762730005, (Order No: 57267 ), $5.00

99. Shaw, Bernard (with a note by Stephen Winsten), MY DEAR DOROTHEA: A PRACTICAL SYSTEM OF MORAL EDUCATION FOR FEMALES EMBODIED IN A LETTER TO A YOUNG PERSON OF THAT SEX, The Vanguard Press, New York, (1956), ill. by Clare Winsten, 55pp, good+ w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), Written in 1878 when Shaw was 21, Dorothea is an imaginary young lady of 5, and Shaw addresses her with "the romantic affection of a parent, tempered by the rational interest of an experimental philosopher.", (Order No: 34194 ), $14.50

100. Shenker, Israel, HARMLESS DRUDGES: WIZARDS OF LANGUAGE - ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN, Barnhart Books, Bronxville, NY, (1978), 160pp, very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), This volume is about contemporary dictionary makers and current (or not-so-current) dictionaries., (Order No: 35888 ), $12.00

101. Shenkman, Richard, "I LOVE PAUL REVERE, WHETHER HE RODE OR NOT", HarperPerennial, New York, (1991) 1st ptg, 226pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0060163461 Twelve well-documented chapters include new revelations debunking some of America's most popular legends., (Order No: 43899 ), $5.00

102. Simson, Walter (edited with preface, introduction, and notes by James Simson), A HISTORY OF THE GIPSIES: WITH SPECIMENS OF THE GIPSY LANGUAGE, M. Doolady/Sampson Low, New York/London, 1866, 575pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) wear top/bottom of spine, Contents include: Continental Gipsies; English Gipsies; Scottish Gipsies, Down To The Year 1715; Linlithgowshire Gipsies; Fife And Stirlingshire Gipsies; Tweed-Dale And Clydesdale Gipsies; Border Gipsies; Marriage And Divorce Ceremonies; Language; Present Condition And Number Of The Gipsies In Scotland; Disquisition On The Past, Present And Future Of Gipsydom., (Order No: 52326 ), $125.00

103. Smith, Lacey Baldwin, FOOLS, MARTYRS, TRAITORS: THE STORY OF MARTYRDOM IN THE WESTERN WORLD, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1997 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 433pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0679451242 In telling the story of his chosen martyrs, by delving into their psyches, politics, and remarkable personalities, the author illuminates the complex and elusive subject of martyrdom as it has evolved over two and a half millennia., (Order No: 19267 ), $12.50

104. Smith, Lady Eleanor, ROMANY - (PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND UNDER THE TITLE TZIGANE), The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis, IN, (1935), 362pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, Contents include: Part One--DANZA GITANA; Part Two--CAKEWALK; Part Three--PAVANE; Part Four--FOXTROT; Part Five--FARRUCA., (Order No: 53215 ), $10.00

105. Smith, Laura Alexandrine, THROUGH ROMANY SONGLAND, David Stott, London, 1889, music examples, 227pp, good+, maroon cloth (hardcover), Contents include: Gypsy Song; Introduction; Magyar or Hungarian Gypsy Songs, or, Songs of the Tzigani; Songs of the Gitanos or Spanish Gypsies; Russian Romany Songs, or, Songs of the Tziggani; Anglo-Romany Songs; Scotch Gypsy or Tinkler Songs; Songs of the Bohemiens, or, French Gypsy Songs; The Zigeuner or Gypsies of the Vaterland; Indian Gypsy Songs and Dance Tunes; Finale., (Order No: 53309 ), $125.00

106. Sorel, Nancy Caldwell, WORD PEOPLE, American Heritage Press, New York, (1970), ill. by Edward Sorel, 304pp, good w/chipped dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 070596484 Being an inquiry into the lives of those persons who have lent their names to the English language., (Order No: 35064 ), $7.00

107. Soubiran, Andre, THE GOOD DOCTOR GUILLOTIN AND HIS STRANGE DEVICE -- (ON DUSTJACKET - THE GOOD DR. GUILLOTIN AND HIS STRANGE DEVICE), Souvenir Press, London, (1964), B&W illustrations, 224pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Believe it or not, Dr. Guillotin did not invent the hideous machine that bears his name. In fact, he only narrowly excaped execution himself and his sole motive in suggesting the use of the guillotine was the prevention of further suffering to the victims of the French Revolution., (Order No: 3390 ), $17.50

108. Starkie, Walter, DON GYPSY: ADVENTURES WITH A FIDDLE IN SOUTHERN SPAIN AND BARBARY, E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., New York, (1937) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 525pp, good, yellow cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, light edgewear, "The following pages describe the further adventures of a musical picaroon mounted on a frisky hobby-horse. All he claims is a tiny close of Pantagruelian jollity of mind pickled in the scorn of fortune.", (Order No: 52137 ), $12.50

109. Stearns, Peter N., JEALOUSY: THE EVOLUTION OF AN EMOTION IN AMERICAN HISTORY, New York University Press, New York, 1989, 225pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0814778887 Traces the key changes in the ways in which jealousy has been viewed by Americans over the past 150 years., (Order No: 7012 ), $12.50

110. Stern, Lesley, THE SMOKING BOOK, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, (1999) 1st ptg, 238pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover) review press release laid in, ISBN 0226773302 The author explores the rituals, economics and cultural role of smoking in 54 pieces--including the pleasure., (Order No: 25312 ), $10.00

111. Stevens, Irving L. (foreword by Gerald Lewis), FISH BONES, HOBOING IN THE 1930'S, (1982), ill. by Connie S. Hall, 136pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0960920803 Irving Stevens has lived the vagrant life with its trials, miseries, and incidental rewards., (Order No: 52601 ), $20.00

112. Stoker, Bram, FAMOUS IMPOSTORS, Sturgis & Walton Company, New York, 1910 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 349pp, good+, red cloth (hardcover) EX-LIB from church college, The histories of famous cases of imposture in this book have been grouped together to show that the art has been practiced in many forms--impersonators, pretenders, swindlers, and humbugs of all kinds; those who have masqueraded in order to acquire wealth, position, or fame, and those who have done so merely for the love of the art. Owner's signature dated Christmas, 1910, and then a 1947 presentation to a small church college. Spine mark, book plate and borrower's card - never circulated., (Order No: 51246 ), $65.00

113. Symington, Andrew James (introduction by Lyman Abbott), HINTS TO OUR BOYS, Thomas Y. Crowell & Co., New York, (1884), 170pp, good, light blue cloth (hardcover), Contents include: On the Formation of Character; On Leaving School for a Profession or Business; The Value of Time; Economical Habits; Manners., (Order No: 53059 ), $15.00

114. Tannahill, Reay, FLESH AND BLOOD: A HISTORY OF THE CANNIBAL COMPLEX, Stein and Day, New York, (1975), 20 B&W ill., 209pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0812817567 It has only been in the last two thousand years that the practice of eating your fellow man has ceased to be respectable. In the long history of cannabalism, hunger has been only one of the incentives that have led men to absorb other men's flesh and blood. Religion, revenge, justice, war, and an ineradicable belief in the symbolic value of flesh and blood have all played a part., (Order No: 7054 ), $12.50

115. Thometz, Kurt (selected and introduced by), LIFE TURNS MAN UP AND DOWN: HIGH LIFE, USEFUL ADVICE, AND MAD ENGLISH, AFRICAN MARKET LITERATURE, Pantheon Books, New York, (2001) 1st ed, color illustrations, 356pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0679450211 A unique anthology that brings together examples of once wildly popular but long out-of-print African market literature never intended as art: irresistibly charming, brief literary anomalies in all genres, written for entertainment, instruction, and moral guidance., (Order No: 35618 ), $5.00

116. Tiger, Lionel, THE PURSUIT OF PLEASURE, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, (1992) 1st ed, 330pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0316845442 Identifies some major forms of pleasure and explores their variations now and in the past., (Order No: 37841 ), $3.00

117. Train, John, REMARKABLE RELATIVES, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York, (1981) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 64pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 051754542X In this courageous exhumation of family skeletons, Mr. Train has presented a startling and hilarious album., (Order No: 23272 ), $7.50

118. Vogt, Evon Z. and Hyman, Ray, WATER WITCHING U.S.A., University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, (1959), B&W illustrations, 248pp, good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), An enlightening excursion into contemporary folkways and a remarkable example of the scientific method at work., (Order No: 50834 ), $7.50

119. Ward, Philip, PANAMA HATS, CROCODILE TEARS AND OTHER COMMON FALLACIES, Barnes & Noble Books, New York, (1993) 1st ptg, 192pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1566191491 "A Dictionary of Common & Uncommon Misconceptions and Misunderstandings.", (Order No: 37178 ), $7.50

120. Westermarck, Edward, A SHORT HISTORY OF MARRIAGE: CONCISE - INTERESTING - AUTHORITATIVE, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1930, 327pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) chip on spine of jacket, Contents include: The Origin Of Marriage; The Frequency Of Marriage And The Marriage Age; Endogamy; Exogamy; Marriage By Capture; Consent As A Condition Of Marriage; Marriage By Consideration And By The Exchange Of Presents--Gifts To The Bride And To The Bridegroom; Marriage Rites; Monogamy And Polygyny; Polyandry And Group-Marriage; and, The Duration Of Marriage And The Right To Dissolve It., (Order No: 54049 ), $17.50

121. Williams, J. R., KIDS OUT OUR WAY, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1946, ill. by J. R. Williams, unpaginated, very good, pictorial boards (hardcover) light wear bottom corner, J. R. Williams inspired a whole generation of cartoonists including Charles Schulz. KIDS OUT OUR WAY is a fine example of his cartoon work., (Order No: 48688 ), $60.00

122. Yoseloff, Thomas (edited by), COMIC ALMANAC, A. S. Barnes and Company, New York, (1963), ill. by George Cruikshank, 256pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), (Order No: 43400 ), $5.00

123. Yoxall, J. H., THE ROMMANY STONE, Longmans, Green and Co., London, 1902 2nd ptg, 330pp, very good, decorated olive green cloth (hardcover), A gypsy tale., (Order No: 52029 ), $85.00

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