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The Wit and Wisdom Of Abraham Lincoln (An A - Z Compendium Of Quotes From The Most Eloquent Of American Presidents): Meridian Series

By: Ayres, Alex (Editor)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Penguin - Meridian: 1992

Edition: Ninth Printing

Store ID: 007264

ISBN: 0452010896

Condition: Very Good


007264: Book has vertical crease across front cover. Otherwise, covers and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "In this fascinating compendium are the best, funniest and most profound sayings of this most quotable of Chief Executives. From his youth in pioneer Illinois to the embattled White House of the Civil War, Lincoln never lost his capacity for dry humor--or his extraordinary gift of eloquence. Al... View more info

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Chicken Soup For The Golfer's Soul

By: Canfield, Jack / Hansen, Mark Victor / Aubery, Jeff / Connelly, Mark / Donnelly, Chrissy

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Deerfield Beach, Florida, Health Communications: 1999

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 001916

ISBN: 1558746587

Condition: Very Good


001916: "101 Stories of Insight, Inspiration and Laughter on the Links. Written by golfers, pros and caddies who share a passion for the game, these stories convey 101 of the most memorable and universal moments of golf; the thrill of watching an 'impossible' shot land in perfect position; the feeling of camaraderie when a round of golf forges a new friendship; or the sense of peace you feel when a day on the golf course freshens your perspective on life. ": 5.5 ... View more info

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Word Abuse (How The Words We Use Use Us)

By: Corss, Donna Woolfolk

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Coward, McCann & Geoghegan: 1979

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 002020

ISBN: 0698109686

Condition: Very Good


002020: Unread condition - but has "WHS" stamped on bottom of page edge. "Introduction by William Woolfolk. " Review by Publishers Weekly "Credit Word Abuse with a lively anecdotal approach, sharp perceptions, a sense of comedy. As she discusses jargon, the cliché', the euphemism, emotional word color, the 'new verbal morality' (dirty words) and other perils, Cross makes some telling points in her jaunty opus. " Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. : 5.5 ... View more info

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Scuttlebutt (And Other Expressions Of Nautical Origin)

By: Degler, Teri

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, New York, An Owl Book - Henry Holt And Company: 1989

Edition: First American Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 002684

ISBN: 0805009892

Condition: Fine


002684: Stated First American Edition (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . "Wind, waves, and the daily ration of rum figure prominently in expressions like down the hatch and weather the storm, but what has the devil to pay to do with leaky seams of scuttlebutt in the office with water shortages at sea? Go overboard clearly has a nautical connection, but how about skyscraper, boom town, by and large, taken aback, or standoffish? Chock-full of little-known facts and humorous illu... View more info

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The Dimwit's Dictionary (5,000 Overused Words And Phrases And Alternatives To Them)

By: Fiske, Robert Hartwell

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Oak Park, Illinois, Marion Street Press: 2002

Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 006505

ISBN: 0966517679

Condition: Fine


006505: Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Foreword by Joseph Epstein. Printing Number Line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1) . "This compilation of overused words and phrases is the ultimate tool for the writer who seeks to weed out common, tired language and replace it with concise writing. The next time you are tempted to add a cliche', overused metaphor or dull redundancy to your writing, pick up The Dimwit's Dictionary and find a fresh alternative!": 6 x 9 in.: 400 pages View more info

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Movie Anecdotes

By: Hay, Peter

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Oxford, England, Oxford Univ Press: 1990

Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 005738

ISBN: 0195045947

Condition: Fine in Fine Dust Jacket


005738: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. "Along with the laughter, this volume recreates the conflicts that have torn the movie world, from battles over money and contracts, to discrimination, divorces, and scandals. Colorful, incredible, bitter, funny - the stories about moviemaking are as fantastic as the pictures themselves. Now they have been gathered together in an irresistible bouquet that is certain to delight every movie buff and provide... View more info

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Roaring at One Hundred : The Princeton Tiger Magazine Centennial Album

By: Iams, David A. / Deffaa, Chip / Pappas Jr., Vasil / Brown II, William F. / Watson, Bret T. / Tenner, Edward H. (Authors)

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, The Princeton Tiger: 1983

Edition: First Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 010332

ISBN: 0914703005

Condition: Very Good


010332: Includes Errata sheet issued. Has light wear along edges of covers; otherwise, covers and pages are clean, unmarked, bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "A dazzling anthology of prose, poetry and cartoons from THE PRINCETON TIGER's glorious first century.": 8.5 x 11 in.: 238 pages View more info

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Departmental Ditties And Ballads And Barrack Room Ballads (Authorized Edition)

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons - Doubleday: 1914

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 005121

Condition: Good with no Dust Jacket


005121: Boards are slate blue-gray color with an embossed emblem on the front and somewhat faded gilt lettering on spine. Corners of boards are rubbed and back board has a whitish stain at the bottom edge. Pages are clean, unmarked, bright (evenly browned due to age), tightly bound and sharp cornered. Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. Includes the famous verses "Danny Deever", "Fuzzy-Wuzzy", and "Gunga Din".: 5.25 x 7.5 in.: 217 pages View more info

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Crazy English (The Ultimate Joy Ride Through Our Language)

By: Lederer, Richard

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1989

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Store ID: 003374

ISBN: 0671689061

Condition: Fine in Very Good Dust Jacket


003374: Dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. Dustjacket has some small cuts along edges. "Demonstrates that logic is "conspicuously absent" from the "standard deviations" of our language, an "open secret" that is anything but "old news". In what other language, asks Lederer, do people drive on a parkway and park in a driveway, or play at a recital and recite at a play? We may speak and write English in a discombobulat... View more info

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In Search Of Trivia (2400 All - New Trivia Questions And Answers)

By: Rovin, Jeff

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, New York, New American Library: 1984

Edition: First Printing

Store ID: 002697

ISBN: 0451133137

Condition: Very Good


002697: Stated First Printing. (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9) . "Test your powers of recollection with these 2400 brainbusters arranged in groups of six categories that cover books, celebrated couples, rock and roll, sports, entertainment, health & fitness, politics, travel, famous people, and much more. ": 4.25 x 7 in.: 408 pages View more info

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Ripsnorting Whoppers! : Humor from America's Heartland

By: Sowash, Rick

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Bowling Green, Ohio, Gabriels Horn Publishing Co.: 1994

Edition: First Edition: First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author & Illustrator

Store ID: 011497

ISBN: 0911861084

Condition: Fine in Fine Dust Jacket


011497: Bookjacket/dustjacket now protected by a new Brodart Mylar Cover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR (Rick Sowash) and SIGN BY ILLUSTRATOR (Maureen O'Keefe) "Dick & Susan Davis - May you alway share funny stories", dated 11-5-1994 on half-title page. Dustjacket, boards and pages are clean, unmarked (except as indicated), bright, tightly bound and sharp cornered. Printing Number Line (10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1). Scarce, Out Of Print, Book. "Here, for the first time, the hi... View more info