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1 18741Agency, Standard Book Numbering International Standard Book Numbering, Incorporating the Recommendations of the Publishers Association for Implementing the Standard Book Numbering Scheme (ISBN)
Standard Book Numbering Agency 1972 0949999032 / 9780949999030 Stapled wraps Good 
11 pages; Good condition. University ex-library For Reference Only copy. Ten page stapled wraps booklet. Cover edges are age tanned. Bumped at top corner. Spine label top front cover corner. Stamps. No pocket. Solid, otherwise clean. Gives the Why, History and The Mechanics of International Standard Book Numbering. 
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Anatomy of wonder  Science fiction, Barron, Neil
2 20567Barron, Neil Anatomy of wonder Science fiction
R. R. Bowker Co NY 1976 0835208842 / 9780835208840 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Bibliographic guides for contemporary collections; 47 pages; Very Good Plus/No Jacket, as issued. INSCRIBED and dated by Neil Barron. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. Solid, clean. Bibliography information for Science Fiction books. A must have for collectors and booksellers alike. ; Signed by Author 
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3 19791Booth, Richard My Kingdom of Books
Lolfa Wales 1999 0862434955 / 9780862434953 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
318 pages; Fine/Fine. Bright green board with bright gilt lettering. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. In this autobiography, Richard Booth recounts his world-wide search for books, taking us from gambling bookshops in Las Vegas to miners' libraries in South Wales, from affluent monasteries in Hollywood to idyllic Book Villages in deepest France. His insights into the trade are fascinating, his descriptions of its eccentric charters witty and revealing. 
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4 18710Bowker Editors Empresa del Libro en America Latina
Bowker 1968 0835201082 / 9780835201087 Paperback Good 
Ex-Library; 273 pages; Good condition. Text in SPANISH. Front hinge crease. No spine creases. University ex-library Reference Only copy. Outside page edges age tanning. Just a bit of shelf rub at the edges. Stamps. Spine label on front cover top corner. No pocket. Solid, otherwise clean. Una guia seleccionada de las editoriales, distribuidores, y librerias en America Latina. Trade Paperback. 
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5 19757Bratman, Fred; Lewis, Scott The Reader's Companion, a Book Lover's Guide to the Most Important Books in Every Field of Knowledge As Chosen by the Experts
Hyperion NY 1994 0786880953 / 9780786880959 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
276 pages; Very Good Plus condition. 1st Paperback Edition. Faint front hinge crease - No spine creases. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. Solid, clean. Excellent Reference. The Reader's Companion, A Book Lover's Guide to the Most Important Books in Every Field of Knowledge As Chosen by the Experts. Trade Paperback. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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6 18687Brewer, Sarah (Ed) Manual of General Searching Procedures - Second Edition
Cornell University 1980 Second Edition Three hole brackets Very Good 
Ex-Library; Unpaginated pages; Very Good condition. Ex-Library - for reference only - practically un-used. Three hole paper with bracket holders, with heavy front and back covers. Typewriter pages and graphics. Spine label top corner of front cover. Usual stamps. This manual is intended to serve as a reinforcement and reference tool for searchers in the Section of the Olin Library Acquisitions Department. It is also meant to supplement the verbal instructions given to new searchers in the Department. Great reference and training tool. Approximately 130 pages - not numbered sequentially. 
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7 18703Buckley, William F., Jr.; Little, Stuart W. The Buckley-Little Book Catalogue of Books Available From Authors - 1984
Buckley-Little 1984 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Ex-Library; 151 pages; Very Good condition. No creases. Covers tanned at edges. University ex-library Reference Only copy. Spine label top corner of front cover. Stamps. Back cover: Why this catalogue? It comes into being because a new link is needed in the book distribution chain. Emerson once wrote, Never read any book that is not a year old. But books are no longer given a chance to achieve this distinction. Ninety percent of new books are removed from the bookstore shelves in under 12 months. This catalogue is meant to benefit all parties to book distribution: Author, of course, but equally booksellers. Trade Paperback. 
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8 19251Clute, John Science Fiction, The Illustrated Encyclopedia
Dorling Kindersley NY 1995 0789401851 / 9780789401854 First American Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
312 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Soft bump bottom corner tips. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Black boards with bright silver lettering. Dust Jacket shows crease to middle of front panel when held to the light just right. Tiny chip at top corner tip and top spine tip. In protective sleeve. An excellent gift! Authoritative, decade by decade overviews of every aspect of Science Fiction, from books to comics, films to television. More than 100 internationally acclaimed Science Fiction writers, with complete bibliographies of their work. Unique time charts covering the history of Science Fiction from its earliest roots in the 17th century to the present. Media Mail only. 
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9 20549Clute, John; Nicholls, Peter The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
St. Martin's Press NY 1995 0312096186 / 9780312096182 Third Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
1386 pages; Fine/Fine. Huge book, 1386 pages - media mail only. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction contains entries under the categories of authors, themes, terminology, science fiction in various countries, films, filmmakers, television, magazines, fanzines, comics, illustrators, book publishers, original anthologies, awards, and miscellaneous. 
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10 18070Eastman, Arthur M. (Ed) The Norton Anthology of Poetry
W. W. Norton NY 1970 0393099350 / 9780393099355 Second Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
1231 pages; Very Good Plus condition. One shallow reading crease. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. Solid, clean. A truly splendid collection, intelligently edited and annotated - simply the best text on the market - Norman S. Grabo, Univ of CA, Berkeley. Trade Paperback. 
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11 18077Elton, Oliver A Survey of English Literature 1830-1880, Complete Two Volume Set
Edward Arnold UK 1965 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
866 pages; Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Complete Two Volume Set. Just a bit of dusty look to top text block. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. Grey DJs have age tan to spines and a bit of age tan to the edges. Now in protective sleeves. A Survey of English Literature 1830-1880, Complete Two Volume Set. Media mail only. 
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12 19779Eyre, Frank British Children's Books in the Twentieth Century
E. P. Dutton NY 1971 0525272305 / 9780525272304 Revised; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket 
207 pages; Near Fine/Fine. Two tiny dots on back blank fly-leaf. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square, and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. Now in protective sleeve. Revised and enlarged edition. British Children's Books in the Twentieth Century. 
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13 18694Fondo Nacional de las Artes Exposicion del Libro Argentino
Fondo Nacional de las Artes 1965 Paperback Very Good 
Ex-Library; 115 pages; Very Good condition. Text completely in SPANISH. No copyright date. (Circa 1965) University Ex-Library reference only copy. Covers lightly age tanning. Just a bit of shelf rub at the edges. Stamps, spine label top front cover corner. Solid and otherwise clean. Trade Paperback. 
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14 18699Fulton, Len; Ferber, Ellen (Eds) Small Press Record of Books in Print, 10th Edition 1981-82
Dustbooks 1981 Tenth Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 716 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. Strong binding and hinges. Looks un-used. University Ex-Library Reference Copy. Spine label, stamps, no pocket. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Bright gilt letter on bright green boards. Includes: Author Index; Title Index; Publisher Index; Subject Index. 
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15 18709Garza, Peter Jack De La International Subscription Agents; An Annotated Directory
American Library Association 1974 0838931537 / 9780838931530 Paperback Good 
73 pages; Good condition. Light reading creases. University ex-library Reference Only copy. Stamps. Spine label to top front cover corver. No pocket. Two helpful notes. Two gym clip indents on two pages. Solid, otherwise clean. Trade Paperback. 
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16 18720Geoscience Information Society Union List of Geologic Field Trip Guidebooks of North America - Third Edition
American Geological Institute 1978 0913312053 / 9780913312056 Third Edition Paperback Very Good 
253 pages; Very Good condition. Reading creases. University ex-library For Reference Only copy. Spine label to front cover top corner. Stamps. No pocket. Just a bit of shelf rub at the edges. Solid, otherwise clean. Geologic field trip guidebooks are an important but often elusive part of the literature of geology. Frequently, the volume prepared for a field trip is out of print before the excursion actually takes place. Many guides are issued erratically, generally by local societies which appear and disappear, change addresses and or participate in joint excursions. Trade Paperback. 
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Book Repair for Booksellers, A guide for booksellers offering practical advice on book repair, Godsey, J.
17 18853Godsey, J. Book Repair for Booksellers, A guide for booksellers offering practical advice on book repair
Sic Press MA 2009 1442137320 / 9781442137325 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Fine 
90 pages; Fine condition. New book. No creases. Solid, clean. A handy guide for booksellers and book collectors or book lovers offering practical advice on how to improve the quality and look of your books and ephemera. How to repair those book flaws for selling or looking nice on your shelf and lasting much longer. A must for the book lover! An excellent gift! Contents: Preface; Toolbox; Book Anatomy; Exterior; Augmentation; Leaves; Spines; Boards; Hazards; Protection; Ephemera; Shipping; Repair Index; Vendors. Trade Paperback. 
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18 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." 
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19 18717Hoffman, Christa F. B. Getting Ready for Aacr2 The Cataloger's Guide
G K Hall 1980 0914236644 / 9780914236641 Paperback Very Good 
Professional librarian series; Ex-Library; 225 pages; Very Good condition. University Ex-Library Reference Only copy. THIS IS A PAPERBACK - NOT A HARDCOVER! Spine label to top front cover corner. Stamps. No pocket. Front hinge crease. No spine creases. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. Solid, otherwise clean. A Cataloger's guide 
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SIXTY YEARS OF ARKHAM HOUSE; A History and Bibliography, Joshi, S. T. (Compiled by)
20 20341Joshi, S. T. (Compiled by) SIXTY YEARS OF ARKHAM HOUSE; A History and Bibliography
Arkham House WI 1999 0870541765 / 9780870541766 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
281 pages; Fine/Fine. New. Only 3500 copies issued. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is Fine. Fantastic wrap around art work by Allen Koszowski. Also features four sets of cameos by Koszowski, depicting leading Arkham House authors, as well as a frontispiece depicting August Derleth. DJ is in protective sleeve. The volume opens with Derleth's own capsule history of Arkham House up to 1969, followed by Joshi's summary of the firm's publications over the last three decades. A must have for the Arkham House Collector! 
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21 15930Junor, William S. The Book Examination Center, an Exhibit Service to Publishers, Science Fiction Expo - 76
Book Examination Center NY 1976 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
15 pages; Near Fine condition. Stapled wraps. No creases. Soft bumps to edges. Solid, clean. The Book Examination Center is An Exhibit Service to Publishers, and also to professionals and librarians. Each exhibit is profiled in a catalog that is organized by subject and cross referenced by publisher. 
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The Art of the Bookplate, Keenan, James
22 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." 
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23 18688Kim, Ung Chon Policies of Publishers, A Handbook for Order Librarians
Scarecrow Press NJ 1973 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Ex-Library; 132 pages; Very Good condition. SMU reference copy - not checked out. No creases. Tiny chips at bottom front cover edge. Bright red covers lightly faded at edges. Spine label top front cover corner. SMU stamp to top/bottom text block. Few stamps, no pocket. Soft bump bottom corner tip. Book intended to help librarians find information concerning publishers from whom they often order. Gives publisher's name, address, phone numbers, discount, return policy, etc. Trade Paperback. 
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24 13711Krimmelbein, Cindy Jeffrey; Montgomery, Paula Kaye (Ed) The Choice To Change - Establishing And Integrated School Library Media Program
Libraries Unlimited Publishing CO 1989 0872875881 / 9780872875883 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Near Fine 
226 pages; Near Fine condition. No creases. Just a bit of shelf rub at edges. Former owner's name top corner of front cover. No other marks. Solid, clean. If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and then make a change. These words express Cindy Krimmelbein's theme. Each chapter examines the elements of change that must occur or have occurred to integrate a library media skills program into the curriculum. Trade Paperback. 
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25 19935Lanier, Henry W. (Ed) The Author's Annual 1929
Payson & Clarke NY 1929 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
210 pages; Very Good/Good. SECOND printing. Outside page edges are age darkened - as are the board edges. Small stain top edge of front board. Store stamp inside back board. Lightly rubbed board edges and corners. Solid binding and hinges. Spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is age darkened. Some shelf rub to front panel and edges. Now in protective sleeve. Authors and awards for 1929. 
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26 18693Library Of Congress NON-GPO IMPRINTS, Received in the Library of Congress, July 1967 Through December 1969, A Selective Checklist
Library of Congress 1970 Stapled wraps Very Good 
Ex-Library; 73 pages; Very Good condition. University Ex-Library - Reference Only copy. Spine label to front cover top corner. Stamps inside covers. No pocket. Solid, otherwise clean. Cover edges a bit faded. Title on front cover faded. Contents: Introductory Note; Monographs; Periodicals; Index. 
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27 19165Marcus, Stanley The Book Club of Texas
DeGolyer Library TX 1989 9990641854 / 9789990641851 Stapled wraps Fine 
Unpaginated pages; Fine condition. Stapled wraps with approximately 20 pages. Special issue by DeGolyer Library, SMU. Only 850 books issued. Lists the publications of The Book Club of Texas from 1930 to 1937. 
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28 18730Mayers, William Frederick The Chinese Reader's Manual, A Handbook of Biographical, Historical, Mythological, and General Literary Reference
Literature House China 1964 Reprint Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
440 pages; Good/No Jacket. Solid binding and hinges. Spine is darkened by the silver lettering is still bright. Chip of the cloth at fore edge of front cover - to the board. Outside page edges are age tanning. Lays open easily at page 222. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. The title Chinese Reader's Manual has been given to the following work in the belief that it will be found useful in the hands of students of Chinese literature, by elucidating in its First Part many of the personal and historical allusions, and some portion at least of the conventional phraseology, which unite to form one of the chief difficulties of the language. Text in English - some characters in Chinese. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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29 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. 
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Points of Issue A Compendium of Points of Issue of Books by 19th - 20th Century Authors, McBride, Bill
30 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. 
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31 18692Meier, Jean A. (Ed) Manual of General Searching Procedures 1979
Cornell University 1979 Three hole brackets Very Good 
Ex-Library; Unpaginated pages; Very Good condition. Ex-Library - for reference only. Just a bit of shelf rub at the edges. Three hole paper with bracket holders - last bracket missing, with heavy paper front and back covers. Typewriter pages and graphics. Spine label top corner of front cover. Usual stamps. This manual is intended to serve as a reinforcement and reference tool for searchers in the Section of the Olin Library Acquisitions Department. It is also meant to supplement the verbal instructions given to new searchers in the Department. Great reference and training tool. Approximately 130 pages - not numbered sequentially. 
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32 18704Morrison, W M Texas Book Prices - Second Edition
W. M. Morrison 1972 Second Edition Paperback Very Good 
Ex-Library; 208 pages; Very Good Condition. University ex-library Reference Only copy. Very light front hinge crease. No spine creases. Just a bit of age tanning at edges of covers and outside page edges. Stamps. Spine label on front cover top corner. No Pocket. A list of 4000 items of Texiana and Texana including books, maps, autograph material, pamphlets, newspapers, paper money, magazines & journals. Trade Paperback. 
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33 18686Orne, Jerrold The Language of the Foreign Book Trade - Abbreviations, Terms, Phrases
American Library Association 1976 0838902197 / 9780838902196 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 333 pages; Very Good/No Jacket. University ex-library. Spine label; nameplate; stamp: For Reference, Not to be Taken from this Room; no pocket. SMU stamp top and bottom text block. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are otherwise clean. Very solid binding and hinges. Abbreviations, Terms, Phrases in Czech; Dano-Norwegian; Dutch; Finnish; French; German; Hungarian; Italian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Russian; Spanish; Swedish. A great reference. 
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34 18712Orne, Jerrold The Language of the Foreign Book Trade Abbreviations, Terms and Phases
American Library Association 1949 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 88 pages; Good/No Jacket. Solid binding and hinges. University Ex-Library Reference Only copy. Spine label to top front cover corner. Stamps. No pocket. Shelf rub at spine edges, spine tips and corner tips. Outside page edges age tanning. Boards are straight, spine is square and pages are clean. This guide to terms, abbreviations and phrases of the current foreign book trade has resulted from a need expressed within my own library. A great reference. 
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35 18956Ostrowski, Carl Books, Maps, and Politics, A Cultural History of the Library of Congress, 1783-1861
Univ. of Massachusetts Press MA 2004 1558494332 / 9781558494336 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
261 pages; Fine/Fine. Boards are straight, tips are pointed, spine is square and pages are clean. DJ is also Fine. In protective sleeve. This book is a good example of the ways in which library collections, their users, and their uses can shed light on larger phenomena. When those phenomena include the changing ideologies and attitudes of the shapers of a nation, the study can be significant. This one is. --American Historical Review. 
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36 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. 
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37 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! 
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38 18711Patterson, R. H. (Ed) Directory of American Book Specialists, Sources for Antiquarian and Out-of-Print Titles - Fourth Edition
Continental Publishing 1981 Fourth Edition Paperback Very Good 
Ex-Library; 190 pages; Very Good condition. University Ex-Library Reference Only copy. Spine label to top front cover corner. Stamps. No pocket. Front hinge crease. No spine creases. Just a bit of age tanning. Solid, otherwise clean. A list of American Book Specialists. Name, addresses and phone numbers. Trade Paperback. 
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39 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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40 18721Pilvax Publishing Corporation Guide to Russian Reprints and Microforms - 1973
Pilvax Publishing Corporation 1973 Paperback Very Good 
Ex-Library; 364 pages; Very Good condition. University ex-library For Reference Only copy. Stamps, Spine label, no pocket. Shelf wear at top spine tip. Soft bump bottom corner tip. Solid, otherwise clean. This book is an attempt to present all existing reprints and microforms of Slavica (Slavic) in a single source. Trade Paperback. 
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41 18701Research and Microfilm Publications RMP Catalogue of Scholarly Book Translation Series and Backfiles
CCM Information 1970 Stapled wraps Very Good 
Ex-Library; 85 pages; Very Good condition. No copyright date (circa 1970 - from dates of books) University ex-library Reference Only copy. Tiny bit of shelf rub at the edges. Spine label to front cover top corner. Stamps. No pocket. Solid, otherwise clean. Translations from the US Joint Publications Research Service. This catalog is designed to assist researchers and scholars not only in locating books relating to their specific area of interest but also by providing a broad view of RMP's in-depth Scholarly Book Translation program. 
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42 18724Standard Book Numbering Agency Standard Book Numbering, Incorporating the Recommendations of the Publishers Association for Implementing the Standard Book Numbering Scheme (ISBN)
Standard Book Numbering Agency 1968 0949999016 / 9780949999016 Second Edition Stapled wraps Very Good 
Ex-Library; 10 pages; Very Good condition. University ex-library For Reference Only copy. Ten page stapled wraps booklet. Spine label top front cover corner. Stamps. No pocket. Outside edges are faded. Solid, otherwise clean. Gives the Why, History and The Mechanics of Standard Book Numbering. 
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43 18683Syndicat Library Repertoire du Syndicat de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne - Repertoire Officiel des Membres
Siege Social Paris 1973 Paperback Good 
Ex-Library; 139 pages; Good Condition. Text in FRENCH. THIS IS A PAPERBACK - NOT A HARDCOVER! Front hinge crease. No spine creases. Ex-Library University "This book must not go out of library" copy. Library stamps inside covers and top/bottom text block. Spine label on front cover top corner. Solid, otherwise clean. Repertoire of the Syndicat de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne - Official Directory of Members 
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44 20319Tolkien, Christopher The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien: a brief account of the book and its making
Houghton Mifflin NY 1977 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Fine 
5 pages; Fine condition. As new. This is a 9x6 inch pamphlet. 5 written pages, unpaginated. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien: a brief account of the book and its making by Christopher Tolkien, son of J.R.R. Tolkien. 
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45 18716University Microfilms International Newspapers in Microform - 1989 UMI Catalog
University Microfilms International 1989 Paperback Very Good 
Ex-Library; 200 pages; Very Good Condition. University Ex-Library reference copy. No creases. Tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. Library stamps, no pocket. Solid, otherwise clean. Convenient access to more than 7,000 national and international newspapers. Newspapers in Microform - 1989 Trade Paperback. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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46 18715University Microfilms International Newspapers in Microform - 1990
University Microfilms International 1990 Paperback Very Good 
Ex-Library; 198 pages; Very Good Condition. University Ex-Library reference copy. No creases. Tiny bit of shelf rub at edges. Library stamps, no pocket. Solid, otherwise clean. Convenient access to more than 7,000 national and international newspapers. Newspapers in Microform - 1990. Trade Paperback. 
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47 18690University Microfilms International Newspapers in Microform - 1991-92
University Microfilms International 1992 Paperback Very Good 
200 pages; Very Good Condition. University Ex-Library reference copy. No creases. Library stamps, no pocket. Solid, otherwise clean. Convenient access to more than 7,000 national and international newspapers. Newspapers in Microform - 1991-92. Trade Paperback. 
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48 18691University Microfilms International Serials in Microform 1991-92 Catalog
University Microfilms 1992 Paperback Very Good 
Ex-Library; 1305 pages; Very Good condition. Huge (81/2 x 11 x 2 1/2 - 5 lbs) paperback. No creases. Just a bit of shelf rub at the edges. University ex-library stamps, spine label, no pocket. Solid, otherwise clean. 18000 periodicals and 250 key newspapers - plus CD-ROM (you can buy) access. NO CD WITH THE BOOK. Article photocopy services for 12000 + publications. Serials management aids: complete title entries according to AACR, index listings, subject listings and more; microform equipment; complete ordering information. Trade Paperback. 
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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:
    • Butters' Richmond Directory 1855
      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.

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  •   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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