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1 18454Burroughs., Article about Edgar Rice Science Fiction Collector # 4 - July 1977
Pandora's Books Ltd. 1977 Paperback Very Good 
46 pages; Very Good condition. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. Soft bump to top spine. Outside page edges and cover edges lightly age tanning. Solid, clean. Features: Science Fiction Pornography - Kenneth R. Johnson. The following magazine covers have been reproduced in this issue: Super Science Stories - June 1944; Super Science Stories - June 1945; Planet Stories, Winter 1939; Weird TAles October 1935; Weird Tales November 1939. Wonderful reading! 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 20416Goldstone, Lawrence & Goldstone, Nancy Warmly Inscribed, The New England Forger and Other Book Tales
Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press NY 2001 031226268x / 9780312262686 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
215 pages; Fine/Fine. Beautiful book in as new condition. Fascinating facts and fables about famous libraries and infamous forgers. "An intertaining introduction into the world of book collecting." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Art of the Bookplate, Keenan, James
3 20572Keenan, James The Art of the Bookplate
Barnes & Noble NY 2003 0760746966 / 9780760746967 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
175 pages; Fine/Fine. Beautiful book and dust jacket. "This jewel of a volume, beautiful to look at and the per-fect gift for booklovers, traces the origins, development, and exquisite designs of the personalized bookplate. Magnificent images display bookplates drawn by Durer, Holbein, Hogarth, Kate Greenaway, and Aubrey Beardsley. The foreword is by best-selling author George Plimpton." 
Price: 8.00 USD
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4 20030McBride, Bill Book Collecting for Fun & Profit
Mcbride CT 2002 0930313321 / 9780930313326 Second Edition; First Printing Paperback Fine 
96 pages; Fine condition. New. Valuable knowledge about Building a Book Collection and Building a Book Business. All the ins and outs of Book Collection and running a Book Business - especially now that we have the internet. If you are either - you HAVE to have this book! Chapters include Getting started; Condition and value; Where to get books; Bibliographical help; Collection protection; Book scouting; Pricing books; and much, much more. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Points of Issue A Compendium of Points of Issue of Books by 19th - 20th Century Authors, McBride, Bill
5 20148McBride, Bill Points of Issue A Compendium of Points of Issue of Books by 19th - 20th Century Authors
Mcbride CT 1996 0930313046 / 9780930313043 Third Edition; Fifth Printing Paperback Fine 
93 pages; Fine condition. New. Small, pocket size book to take with you. Valuable knowledge about how to identify First Editions whether you are building a book collection and building a book business - especially now that we have the internet. If you are doing either - you HAVE to have this book! Points of issue occurs when a change is made in a book during the production of the first printing of the first edition without that change being noted as a change elsewhere in the book. Thus, some copies of the first printing exist without the change and some with it. Points of Issue A Compendium of Points of Issue of Books by 19th - 20th Century Authors. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 19158Pastine, Maureen Collection Development, Access in the Virtual Library
Haworth Press 1998 0789003856 / 9780789003850 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
225 pages; Fine/No Jacket. New. Still in shrink wrap from distributor. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. A guide to balancing traditional collection issues with electronic access and document delivery demands, Collection Development: Access in the Virtual Library helps librarians find solutions and approaches for dealing with changes occurring in interlibrary loan, regional consortia, commercial vendor relations, and ownership versus access. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 19159Pastine, Maureen Collection Development, Past and Future
Haworth Press 1996 1560248254 / 9781560248255 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
248 pages; Fine/No Jacket. New. Still in shrink wrap from distributor. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. With the prolific changes in the electronic environment, do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the multiplying of electronic information resources, the different methods of access, and their combined impact on collection development? If so, Collection Development is the book to help you get a handle on what's out there! 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 19796Petroski, Peter The Book on the Bookshelf
Knopf NY 1999 0375406492 / 9780375406492 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
290 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Remainder dot to bottom text block. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. DJ is Fine. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Richly illustrated and wonderfully written, this is the ultimate book on the book: how it came to be and how we have come to keep it. 
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9 15464Taylor, W. Thomas Pithy, Pleasant & Profitable Workes: Literature, Fine Printng, Americana - Catalog 21 Summer, 1977
W. Thomas Taylor TX 1977 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
34 pages; Near Fine condition. Soft cover - Stapled wraps. Unpaginated - approximately 34 pages. No creases. Small sticker shadow on front cover. Solid, clean. Illustrated. The title of this catalogue is taken from John Skelton's second collection of verse (London, 1568) . 128 listings in this catalogue of the most rare books, sketches and documents. 
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  • Arkham House, Mycroft & Moran, and Fedogan & Bremer Books
    At the request of several of our customers, we started a page for the books of Arkham House and related publishers. We try hard to keep it up to date with news and a list of forthcoming books and a list of those books we have of these publishers - both new and used.

  • Author Web Sites/Fan Sites
    A list of Authors and their websites or fan sites. Unfortunately, I haven't kept up with the sites going out or changing although a recent check with a program showed no broken links. One can hope right?

  • Book Care and other book information
    About Books includes items on Book Care as well as a How to Identify First Editions. It will include links, reviews, and all kinds of other interesting (to us at least) tidbits as we add to it.

  • Book Condition Description
    We use certain "bookseller" terms when we describe our books. Generally, they tend to mean what you think they would mean. For example Fine means basically without faults. The exact meanings behind what we mean are given on this page. As mentioned on the page, book condition is sometimes a subjective "call" by the book seller. We try to be objective, but might (in your opinion) fail. If so, you can return the book for any reason.

  • Book Inventory Programs The question of which book inventory program to use was always coming up on some of the forums I visit so I though I would put down some thoughts here. It is evolving and will eventually try to cover many aspects of inventory management (in the sometime distant future). In the mean time, if you have something you would like to see, let me know.

  • Book Reviews
    A slowly growing list of books we've reviewed. We would be happy to have your comments and, if you like, your reviews (with, of course, credit to you if you wish).

  • Chrislands Book Stores
    Chrislands is the company which hosts our site. We are very happy with them as are their other customers. This page gives links to many of the other Chrisland stores.

  • General Links; Other Book Stores, SF&F References, Detective/Mystery References, etc.
    Well, that about says it all. This is sort of a catch all for links which don't specifically belong anywhere else. Right now (about 6:41 pm Central US time, Oct. 16 2005), there are four sections, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery - Detective, Arts and Crafts, and Book Related Links.

  • Glenn Larsen's Guide to First Editions
    Copied from Books-Rare, the book collector's home Copyright © 1997 by Glenn Larsen. Sadly, the original is no longer available., but we have a copy of it here with some corrections and additions.

  • Glossary of Terms Used in Literature and the Book and Printing Trades
    This page grew out of a request from a customer about book terms, a bookman's glossary so to speak. Now I could have just pointed them to the IOBA Book Terminology but I though it would be nice [and make our site more attractive] if we had a page of our own. Well now we do - at least the start of one

  • Help for on-line book buyers
    We hope this page will help you have a more pleasant on-line book buying experience. It also lists a few other places to get books - If we don't have the book you are looking for, of course :-)

  • IOBA Book Stores
    The Independent Online Booksellers Association, is dedicated to promoting internet bookselling by, in part, "Maintaining and enforcing high ethical and professional standards for our member booksellers, including a Code Of Ethics." White Unicorn Books is a proud member of the IOBA and on this page we list some of the other IOBA stores.

  • Liaden Universe of Steve Miller & Sharon Lee
    This page is for our Steve Miller and Sharon Lee books. It is mainly books set in the Liaden Universe® and has a list of books in that series, including the Chapter Books, as well as a set of references and links to other sites for the two authors.

  • Previously Featured Books
    Featured Books is where we list the books which have been featured on our home page - we may have more about the book than is in the normal catalog listing, so we decided to just keep track of them here. For example, when we featured the Chronicles of Narnia we listed "both sequences". The order in which they were originally published and "the preferred sequence of CS Lewis".

    We also have some special pages for books which are special in some way. It may be that the book itself is special or that a customer asked for more images, so we put up a page for the book. In any case we have these single pages for a particular book:
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      An interesting directory for 1855.
    • Crystallizing Public Opinion
      Bernays is considered by many as the originator of modern public relations and has been called the "Father of Spin". He was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine.
    • Oxford Lectern Bible The Oxford Lectern Bible is a massive edition of the English Bible designed by American typographer Bruce Rogers (1870-1957). It is considered by many to be Rogers' masterpiece, and is recognized along with the other great Bibles, including the Baskerville Bible and the Doves Press Bible.
    • The Principles Of Judicial Proof
      Normally we don't put up our used books as a Featured Book on the home page they don't last long enough to stay here since we generally only have a single copy) but this one is such an absolutely beautiful book I had to put it up. So, of course, I had to build a page for it.
    • Sleeping Beauty, a Special Collectors Edition with illustrations by Dulac
      A page devoted to a special book. The 1910 limited edition of Sir Author Quiller-Couch's The Sleeping Beauty and Other Fairy Tales, illustrated by Edmund Dulac.
    • The Religious System of China
      First published over quite a few years, the initial volume was published in 1892 and the final volume was printed in 1910, The Religious System of China is a monumental work by Jan J M de Groot that "is an attempt at depicting the Chinese Religion as it is really practiced by the nation, and at sketching on a broad scale its influence on Domestic and Social Life. It is the fruit of an intimate contact with the Chinese race for several years." The work also contains a detailed study of China's funerary stelae, and the mythical animals used to decorate them.
    • Slovenly Peter's Story Book
      A classic 'what happens to bad boys and girls' from the late 1800's.

  • Ramblings/Blog/Book Reviews and whatever
    This is really a series of pages consistings of almost anything. On these pages I've written about Medicard Part D, about searching for information on a book on Google and at the Library of Congress, reviewed several books, and talked about the IOBA. No telling what will show up there. I'm sure we'll duplicate information on the rest of the site, but a lot of it will be unique. Hope you find it of interest.

  • Repricing
    A short look at some of the reasons for (semi)automatically repricing your inventory including a few Perl code snippets.

  •   Setting Up an Internet Book Store
    An article I wrote for the IOBA. It presents a "first look" at some of the things one should think about in setting up an internet book store.

  • Transfer Homebase data to BookTrakker
    We use BookTrakker for maintaining and updating our main database of books we have listed here on our site. In talking to other BookTrakker users, they wanted to know how they could use someone to enter data which they could transfer to BookTrakker either in addition to or instead of using the network version of BookTrakker. Since we use both the network version and Homebase as "auxillary input systems", I though I would finally describe how we did the Homebase to BookTrakker part of it.

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