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The Bazar Book of Decorum; The Care of the Person, Manners, Etiquette, and Ceremonials

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: N.Y., Harper and Brothers: 1875

Seller ID: 003701


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. View more info

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Lovers' Secrets, or The Art of Love (Wooing, Winning, and Wedding)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., Wehman Bros.:

Seller ID: 004260


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. View more info

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The Mastery of Memorizing (Memory and Thought Series) Nov.-Dec., 1890

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harrisburg, PA, James P. Downs: 1890

Edition: Third Edition Revised

Seller ID: 006077


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. View more info

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On Self-Culture; Intellectual, Physical, and Moral ; A Vade Mecum for Young Men and Students

By: Blackie, John Stuart

Price: $30.00

Publisher: N.Y., Scribner, Armstrong, and Company: 1874

Seller ID: 004753


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. View more info

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Lying:Moral Choice in Public and Private Life

By: Bok, Sissela

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Random House of Canada, Limited: 1978

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 010536


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. View more info

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The Art of Intuition; Cultivating Your Inner Wisdom

By: Burnham, Sophy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Tarcher/Penguin: 2011

Seller ID: 008419


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. View more info

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The Young Husband; A Manual of the Duties, Moral, Religious, and Domestic, Imposed By the Relations of Married Life

By: By the Author of "The Young Wife"

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lindsay & Blakiston:

Seller ID: 005602


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. View more info

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Forbidden Fruit for Young Men

By: Churchill, Major Seton

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet and Co.:

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 004686


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. View more info

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A Lady and Her Letters (Family Sitting-Room Series)

By: Conway, Katherine E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Thomas J. Flynn & Company: 1905

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 005828


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. View more info

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Pulling Your Own Strings

By: Dyer, Dr. Wayne W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1978

Edition: First (Number Line Ends in 1)

Seller ID: 010352


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. View more info

Heaven in the Home; A Woman's Inspiring Exploration of Her Intimate World

By: Edwards, Charlotte

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Hawthorn Books, Inc.: 1959

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 012585


Patterned blue paper boards backed in blue cloth. Previous owner's name. This author's previous book, Heaven On the Doorstep, received high praise. Price-clipped DJ. Contains the earliest reference I know to the "half-full or half-empty" opinion. 246 pp. View more info

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Sex and the Love-Life

By: Fielding, William J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Blue Ribbon Books:

Seller ID: 008448


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. View more info

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Why Men Fail

By: Fishbein, Morris (M.D.) / White, William A. (M.D.) (Eds.)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: N.Y., The Century Co.: 1928

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 003913


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. View more info

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Longevity; The Means of Prolonging Life After Middle Age

By: Gardner, John (M.D.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, William F. Gill and Company: 1875

Edition: Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged

Seller ID: 006905


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. We... View more info

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The Young Man and His Problems

By: Gordon, James L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: N.Y., Funk & Wagnalls Company: 1911

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 006000


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. View more info

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

By: Gottman, John M. (Ph. D.) And Silver, Nan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1999

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 004437


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. View more info

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Adventures in Understanding

By: Grayson, David (Ray Stannard Baker)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009431


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 getti... View more info

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Talks to Boys

By: Hunter, Eleanor A.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: N.Y., American Tract Society: 1890

Seller ID: 008618


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. View more info

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The Sex Technique in Marriage

By: Hutton, Isabel Emslie (M.D.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Emerson Books, Inc.: 1934

Edition: Sixteenth Printing

Seller ID: 011471


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. View more info

Psychology of Religion

By: Johnson, Paul E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn., Abingdon-Cokesbury Press: 1945

Seller ID: 012934


Maroon cloth on boards. DJ snagged at head and foot of spine. The author was Professor of Psychology of Religion at Boston University at time of publication. Chapter headings are as follows:The Psychological Study of Religion; Religious Experience; Religious Growth; Regenerative Powers; Prayer and Devotion; Worship; The Psychology of Belief; Religious Behavior; Normal Personality; and The Religious Community. 288 pp. with index. View more info