Sometimes you just have to take the leap
and build your wings on the way down.
Kobi Yamada

Book collecting terms defined and illustrated. Selected used and out-of-print books occasionally for sale.

FEATURED BOOKS

Click on the picture or title for a longer description, including information on condition, contents, and shipping charges.

Picture of Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity, by Bagemihl, Bruce. Profile Books: London, 1999. Edition: First edition.. ISBN: 1861971826. Hardcover, 751 pages. Green cloth; gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with numerous B&W photos and line drawings. Index of animals; Index of Subjects. Extensive bibliographic citations and chapter notes. Scholarly reference. $25.00

Picture of My Life My Life, by Clinton, Bill. Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 2004. Edition: First edition stated. ISBN: 0375414576. Hardcover, 957, xlii pages. Navy blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine; Author's name blind-stamped on front cover. $10.00

Picture of Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr.: Founder of Landscape Architecture in America Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr.: Founder of Landscape Architecture in America, by Fabos, Julius Gy., Gordon T. Milde, and V. Michael Weinmayr. University of Massachusetts Press: : n.p., 1970. Edition: Second, Revised Printing. Hardcover, square, 10.25 by 10.25 inches, 114 pages. Gray cloth with black lettering on spine; facsimile signature of Olmsted in black ink on cover. Well illustrated with photographs and drawings in black and white. Includes many maps of Olmstead designs, including a fold-out of Central Park and another of Stanford University. Includes Bibliography and a list of significant works by Olmsted. $35.00

Picture of A World Transformed A World Transformed, by Bush, George [H.W.] and Brent Scowcroft. Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 1998. Edition: BOOK CLUB EDITION. ISBN: 0679432485. Hardcover, 590 pages. Quarter bound in dark blue paper over dark blue paper-coverd boards; gilt lettering on spine. Sixteen pages of B&W photographs. Index. Reverse of title page states: Third Printing, October 1998, however there is no price on the jacket, so this is assumed to be a book club edition. $8.00

Picture of Looking Forward: The Complete Medical Guide to Successful Aging Looking Forward: The Complete Medical Guide to Successful Aging, by Rossman, Isadore, M.D., Ph.D.. E.P. Dutton: New York, 1989. Edition: First edition stated. ISBN: 0525247858. Hardcover, 608 pages. Quarter bound in white cloth over beige patterned paper-covered boards; gilt and black lettering on spine. Index. $6.00

Picture of Young Marilyn: Becoming the Legend Young Marilyn: Becoming the Legend, by Haspiel, James. Hyperion: New York, 1995. Edition: First American Edition, stated, with full number line.. ISBN: 0786860774. Hardcover, 9 by 11.5 inches, 168 pages. Quarter bound in yellow over black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Liberally illustrated with black and white and color photographs. $20.00

Picture of Index to Children's Poetry: A Title, Subject, Author, and First Line Index to Poetry in Collections for Children and Youth Index to Children's Poetry: A Title, Subject, Author, and First Line Index to Poetry in Collections for Children and Youth, by Brewton, John E. and Sara W. [Compilers]. H. W. Wilson: New York, 1962. Edition: Fourth Printing. Hardcover, 4to, 7.5 by 10.5 iches, 965 pages. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. $5.00

Picture of Celebrated Cases of Sherlock Holmes Celebrated Cases of Sherlock Holmes, by Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan. Octopus Books: London, 1986. Edition: Later printing. Possible BCE.. ISBN: 0706426525. Hardcover, 318 pages. Green cloth with title and silhouette of Sherlock Holmes debossed on cover; gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with Sidney Paget's original Strand Magazine illustrations together with twelve color plates by leading modern artist Graham Ward, specially commisisoned for this volume. No price on jacket, hence possible Book Club Edition designation. $10.00

Picture of Veterinary Notes For Horse Owners Veterinary Notes For Horse Owners, by Hayes, Captain M. Horace (F.R.C.V.S.). Arco: New York, 1973. Edition: Sixteenth Revised Edition. Hardcover, 655 pages. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings (over 100 illustrations). Includes Index. $10.00

Picture of Inside U.S.A. Inside U.S.A., by Gunther, John. Harper & Brothers: New York, 1947. Edition: First edition stated. Hardcover, 979 pages. Black cloth with title on spine in black on a section of gold, red and black banes. Publisher's logo debossed on front cover. Maps as end papers. Fold out chart of state statistics. Bibliography, Index, List of Names of those who were interviewed or who helped in some way with the book. $5.00