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AT THE SIGN OF THE HOBBY HORSE, Bisland, Elizabeth
1 AT THE SIGN OF THE HOBBY HORSE Bisland, Elizabeth
Houghton-Mifflin Company 1910 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; The How of writing a book- various genres explored 17840 
Price: 18.75 USD
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CRAFT OF PROSE, Woodward Robert H
2 CRAFT OF PROSE Woodward Robert H
May not be noted. First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Smith; Woodward Craft of Prose Belmont, CA, U. S. A. : Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1977. Trade Paperback ISBN: 0534004873. 5753 
Price: 14.05 USD
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ENGLISH PROSE: A SERIES OF RELATED ESSAYS FOR THE DISCUSSION AND PRACTICE OF THE ART OF WRITING, Roe, Frederick William and George Roy Elliott (Eds. )
3 ENGLISH PROSE: A SERIES OF RELATED ESSAYS FOR THE DISCUSSION AND PRACTICE OF THE ART OF WRITING Roe, Frederick William and George Roy Elliott (Eds. )
NY Longmans, Green and Co. 1914 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
ENGLISH Language; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 487 pages; Some writing inside 10533 
Price: 14.05 USD
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FREE-LANCE WRITING FOR A LIVING, Kearney, Paul W.
4 FREE-LANCE WRITING FOR A LIVING Kearney, Paul W.
David Mckay Company 1953 Presumed 1st Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 17239 
Price: 14.05 USD
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5 HISTORY IN FACT AND FICTION Q744 A LITERARY SKETCH Canning, , Hon. Albert S G
Norwood Editions Very Good with no dust jacket 
Writing; Authors; History; Literary Sketches; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 336 pages; Very clean facsimile/reprint of this book originally issued in England in 1897 and now quite scarce. Ltd edition of 100 to 150. From Printer's Test Run. 1138 
Price: 23.34 USD
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MOTHERS IN THE ENGLISH NOVEL: FROM STEREOTYPE TO ARCHETYPE (GENDER & GENRE IN LITERATURE... [ARC], McCormick, Marjorie
6 MOTHERS IN THE ENGLISH NOVEL: FROM STEREOTYPE TO ARCHETYPE (GENDER & GENRE IN LITERATURE... [ARC] McCormick, Marjorie
Garland Publishing 1991 082407131X / 9780824071318 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
8.75"; 205 pages; Laind in Advance Review Copy slips. 34810 
Price: 23.45 USD
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STENDHAL: NOTES ON A NOVELIST, Adams, Robert M.
7 STENDHAL: NOTES ON A NOVELIST Adams, Robert M.
NY Funk & Wagnalls 1968 Reprint Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
BIOGRAPHY; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 228 pages; Green cloth. 9720 
Price: 14.05 USD
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THE WRITER'S HANDBOOK, Burack, , A. S. (Ed)
8 THE WRITER'S HANDBOOK Burack, , A. S. (Ed)
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Authors; Publishing; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Burack, A. S. The Writer's Handbook Boston: The Writer, INC. 1968. Hard Cover. Very Good/ Good. 1ST Edition, 1st Printing. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 4595 
Price: 14.05 USD
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THE WRITER'S MENTOR A GUIDE TO PUTTING PASSION ON PAPER, En Roundtree
9 THE WRITER'S MENTOR A GUIDE TO PUTTING PASSION ON PAPER En Roundtree
Berkley, CA Conari Press 2002 1573245704 / 9781573245708 First Edition Paperback As New with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 271 pages; Laid in information and publication announcement. 25292 
Price: 14.05 USD
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WRITER'S DIGEST 1947--JULY VOL 27 #8, Writer's Digest 1947
10 WRITER'S DIGEST 1947--JULY VOL 27 #8 Writer's Digest 1947
Cincinnatti Writer's Digest Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Articles, ads, gags etc, about 75pp 9917 
Price: 14.05 USD
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WRITER'S DIGEST 1947--JUN VOL 27 #7, Writer's Digest 1947
11 WRITER'S DIGEST 1947--JUN VOL 27 #7 Writer's Digest 1947
Cincinnatti Writer's Digest Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Articles, ads, gags etc, about 75pp 9916 
Price: 14.05 USD
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WRITER'S DIGEST 1947--MAY VOL 27 #6, Writer's Digest 1947
12 WRITER'S DIGEST 1947--MAY VOL 27 #6 Writer's Digest 1947
Cincinnatti Writer's Digest Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Articles, ads, gags etc, about 75pp 9915 
Price: 14.05 USD
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WRITER'S DIGEST 1947--OCTOBER VOL 27 #11, Writer's Digest 1947--October
13 WRITER'S DIGEST 1947--OCTOBER VOL 27 #11 Writer's Digest 1947--October
Cincinnatti Writer's Digest Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Articles, ads, gags etc, about 75pp 9914 
Price: 14.05 USD
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WRITER'S DIGEST 1947--SEPT VOL 27 #10, Writer's Digest 1947
14 WRITER'S DIGEST 1947--SEPT VOL 27 #10 Writer's Digest 1947
Cincinnatti Writer's Digest Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket 
Scott MEREDITH; Jim HANYEN; Ethel Bangert; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Articles, ads, gags etc, about 75pp 9918 
Price: 14.05 USD
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WRITER'S DIGEST APRIL VOL 27 #5, Writer's Digest 1947
15 WRITER'S DIGEST APRIL VOL 27 #5 Writer's Digest 1947
Cincinnatti Writer's Digest Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Articles, ads, gags etc, about 75pp 9926 
Price: 14.05 USD
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WRITER'S DIGEST DECEMBER VOL 23 #1, Writer's Digest 1947
16 WRITER'S DIGEST DECEMBER VOL 23 #1 Writer's Digest 1947
Cincinnatti Writer's Digest Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Articles, ads, gags etc, about 75pp 9920 
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WRITER'S DIGEST FEB VOL 27 #3, Writer's Digest 1947
17 WRITER'S DIGEST FEB VOL 27 #3 Writer's Digest 1947
Cincinnatti Writer's Digest Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Articles, ads, gags etc, about 75pp 9925 
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WRITING AND CRITICISM: A BOOK FOR MARGARET BLANCO, Moore, Anne Carroll; Miller, Bertha Mahoney (editors)
18 WRITING AND CRITICISM: A BOOK FOR MARGARET BLANCO Moore, Anne Carroll; Miller, Bertha Mahoney (editors)
Boston The Horn Book Inc. 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Angelo, Valente 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 93 pages; From the archives of Horn Book. DJ is heavily worn. 30383 
Price: 23.45 USD
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19 WRITING IN AMERICA Caldwell, , Erskine
Phaedra As New in As New dust jacket 
133 pages; In wraps 133pp wherein Cladwell discusses writing in America and comments that is not easy. Includes chapter on how to live like an author. Unread, as new 3122 
Price: 12.95 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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