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Lovers' Secrets, or The Art of Love (Wooing, Winning, and Wedding)
1 Lovers' Secrets, or The Art of Love (Wooing, Winning, and Wedding)
N.Y. Wehman Bros. Soft Cover Good Plus to Very Good  No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original orange paperback illustrated and lettered in black. No author, no date. "Remarks as to popping the question" suggests 1930 to me. A book to be enjoyed more for its mysterious vacuity than any dependable advice. Read at your own risk. Price tag on cover. 95 pp.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Bazar Book of Decorum; The Care of the Person, Manners, Etiquette, and Ceremonials
2 The Bazar Book of Decorum; The Care of the Person, Manners, Etiquette, and Ceremonials
N.Y. Harper and Brothers 1875 Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Original green cloth lettered in gilt on blindstamped, bevelled boards. One gathering, pp. 147-158, is slightly pulled at the foot, but not separated. Very clean . Very light cup ring on cover. No writing. Some of these articles were published previously in Harper's Bazar Magazine. Every nit-picking detail of manners and deportment thoroughly noted, critiqued, and prescribed in the manner of the times. 282 pp. plus catalog. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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The Mastery of Memorizing (Memory and Thought Series) Nov.-Dec., 1890
3 The Mastery of Memorizing (Memory and Thought Series) Nov.-Dec., 1890
Harrisburg, PA James P. Downs 1890 Third Edition Revised Soft Cover Good Plus No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original brown softcover. The first volume in a series of six. Additional articles in this volume are: Hints on Legal Study, Remarks on Bible Memorizing, Suggestions to Students, and Hints on General Study. 120 pp. plus. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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On Self-Culture; Intellectual, Physical, and Moral ; A Vade Mecum for Young Men and Students , Blackie, John Stuart
4 Blackie, John Stuart On Self-Culture; Intellectual, Physical, and Moral ; A Vade Mecum for Young Men and Students
N.Y. Scribner, Armstrong, and Company 1874 Hard Cover Good Plus  No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original maroon highly-decorated cloth on boards. The culture of the intellect, On physical culture, On moral culture. 116 pp. plus brief catalog. Bookplate and stamp of Rogers Memorial Library, Bethany Bible College, and card pocket. Riverside Press binder's label. Blackie was Professor of Greek in the University of Edinburgh. Previous owner's name in light pencil.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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Lying:Moral Choice in Public and Private Life, Bok, Sissela
5 Bok, Sissela Lying:Moral Choice in Public and Private Life
Toronto Random House of Canada, Limited 1978 0-394-41370-0 First Edition Stated Hard Cover Very Good Good Plus to Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Black cloth on boards. No writing. DJ lightly checked at head of spine. I'm glad the author considers use of lying in police work, among other areas. 326 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Art of Intuition; Cultivating Your Inner Wisdom, Burnham, Sophy
6 Burnham, Sophy The Art of Intuition; Cultivating Your Inner Wisdom
N.Y. Tarcher/Penguin 2011 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original white paper boards backed in green cloth. The Still Small Voice of God, The Awakened Mind, Enchanted Boundaries, and Reading the Air are the titles of the four parts. 269 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Young Husband; A Manual of the Duties, Moral, Religious, and Domestic, Imposed By the Relations of Married Life, By the Author of "The Young Wife"
7 By the Author of "The Young Wife" The Young Husband; A Manual of the Duties, Moral, Religious, and Domestic, Imposed By the Relations of Married Life
Philadelphia Lindsay & Blakiston Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall Half-title in Colour (Uncredited) 
Original brown cloth on blindstamped boards. Title in gold. Ca. 1850. Previous owner's name (twice). This author had written The Young Wife in 1837. A handbook for a happy marriage from the man's point-of-view. Includes reference to the Flitch of Bacon tradition. Heavy emphasis on Christian teaching. 288 pp. NOTE: We have received an email to the effect that the author was not W.A.Alcott, but was T.S. Arthur. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Forbidden Fruit for Young Men , Churchill, Major Seton
8 Churchill, Major Seton Forbidden Fruit for Young Men
London James Nisbet and Co. Sixth Edition Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good  No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original blue cloth brightly lettered in gold on boards. The Preface states that this book grew out of the author's being asked to take part in a Diocesan Conference on "temptations of the streets of London". In today's terms, it might be called Beating Around the Bush (At Its Highest Level). 269 pp.  
Price: 100.00 USD
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A Lady and Her Letters (Family Sitting-Room Series), Conway, Katherine E.
9 Conway, Katherine E. A Lady and Her Letters (Family Sitting-Room Series)
Boston Thomas J. Flynn & Company 1905 Sixth Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Original beige cloth on boards. A how-to book on the fine art of written correspondence, dated but still useful in many situations - even when using a computer. Stilted, but understandable. 90 pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Pulling Your Own Strings, Dyer, Dr. Wayne W.
10 Dyer, Dr. Wayne W. Pulling Your Own Strings
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Company 1978 0-308-10336-X / 9780308103368 First (Number Line Ends in 1) Hard Cover Very Good Good Minus 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Red cloth on boards. DJ chipped/torn head and foot. No writing. I recommend this book, together with his first, Your Erroneous Zones, to anyone who wants to take charge of his or her life. 262 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Uncommon Wisdom; Live a Joyful Life with Financial Success, Feltenstein, Tom
11 Feltenstein, Tom Uncommon Wisdom; Live a Joyful Life with Financial Success
N.Y. Lebhar-Friedman Books 1999 First ( No Additional printings) Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
Original cream paper boards backed in black cloth. Another high-powered "how-to" book, ostensibly leading to happiness and financial success. ISBN 0-86730-757-9. 186 pp. with index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Sex and the Love-Life, Fielding, William J.
12 Fielding, William J. Sex and the Love-Life
Garden City, N.Y. Blue Ribbon Books Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original maroon cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ has minor nicks head and foor of spine. Copyright of 1927 dates the content. However, I assume that the accurate naming of body functions and parts has promoted its acceptance and reprinting, as compared with others of the period. On the minus side, there are no illustrations, which are broadly considered to be essential in an instruction book. 322 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Why Men Fail , Fishbein, Morris (M.D.) / White, William A. (M.D.) (Eds.)
13 Fishbein, Morris (M.D.) / White, William A. (M.D.) (Eds.) Why Men Fail
N.Y. The Century Co. 1928 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Plus  Good Minus 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original red cloth with black titles on boards. Fading of cover and some gutter staining due to dampness, but otherwise clean and readable. No writing. Written by a number of medical/psychiatric professionals. Introduction, Parents of failure, First job, Sex, Wives, "Queer" failures, Day-dreamers, Bluffers, Depressions, Beating handicaps, Handicap or alibi, Fear, Why women fail, Job misfits, Home-made failures. 344 pp.  
Price: 22.00 USD
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Longevity; The Means of Prolonging Life After Middle Age, Gardner, John (M.D.)
14 Gardner, John (M.D.) Longevity; The Means of Prolonging Life After Middle Age
Boston William F. Gill and Company 1875 Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original faded red cloth on boards. Cover and spine titles in gold worn. Previous owner's name in lovely script, which was apparently copied in light pencil above it. Stated purpose of this doctor's book is "To treat of one epoch only...advanced age...to show what is the precise nature of the changes which take place in that epoch...to enumerate the most common troubles...to point out the means ...for ameliorating or avoiding those troubles." - pp. 18-19. Wear to corners and head and foot of spine, but holding together well. 191 pp. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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The Young Man and His Problems, Gordon, James L.
15 Gordon, James L. The Young Man and His Problems
N.Y. Funk & Wagnalls Company 1911 First ( No Additional printings) Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original green cloth lettered in white. Title rubbed. Moralizing to young men, with examples from well-known people of history. Previous owner's name and date (1911). A few pencil check marks and writing inside back cover. 329 pp. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Goss, Charles Frederick Husband, Wife, and Home
Philadelphia VIR Publishing Co. 1905 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Maroon cloth on boards. Spine faded. A book in praise of all-around family life. 276 pp. Gift note and previous owner's bookplate. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work , Gottman, John M. (Ph. D.) And Silver, Nan
17 Gottman, John M. (Ph. D.) And Silver, Nan The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
N.Y. Crown Publishers, Inc. 1999 0609601040 / 9780609601044 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good  Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original white paper boards backed in black. Gottman is Professor of Psychology at University of Washington and founder of Seattle Marital and Family Institute. Nan Silver is a New Jersey writer. 271 pp. blus biography.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Adventures in Understanding, Grayson, David (Ray Stannard Baker)
18 Grayson, David (Ray Stannard Baker) Adventures in Understanding
New York Grosset & Dunlap Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Good Minus 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Thomas Fogarty 
Blue paper boards. DJ nearly complete, but chipped and torn along head.. This was my first meeting with Ray Stannard Baker, writing as David Grayson. Baker was a successful news writer who wanted to get away from deadlines and other pressures. His "Adventures" series sold very well, he was involved in starting American Magazine, and he received the Nobel Prize for his biography of President Woodrow Wilson. After skimming the first 50 pp., I had trouble getting my teeth into it due to certain dated expressions and "airy-fairy" situations with which I couldn't identify. Just a litle too airy-fairy for me. 273 pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Talks to Boys, Hunter, Eleanor A.
19 Hunter, Eleanor A. Talks to Boys
N.Y. American Tract Society 1890 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original half floral cloth backed in white cloth on boards. Nearly a full page presentation note dated 1911 , but no other writing. Minimal wear to top corner tips. Short, moralizing essays on various subjects approached as grandmother to grandson, in non-specific terms except for "intoxicating drink." 157 pp. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Sex Technique in Marriage, Hutton, Isabel Emslie (M.D.)
20 Hutton, Isabel Emslie (M.D.) The Sex Technique in Marriage
New York Emerson Books, Inc. 1934 Sixteenth Printing Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Drawings 
Maroon cloth on boards. Thin streak of white paint on spine. Small spots on back cover. No writing. This book is the epitome of plain talk on some important issues. Don't miss the forewords to various editions, which go into menstruation and menopause, as well as birth control. Common sense advice worth knowing. 160 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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