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The Essential Writer's Companion: A Concise Guide to Writing Effectively for School, Home or Office

By: N/A

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co: 1997

Seller ID: 012060

Condition: Very Good


251pp. + 2pp. index. Small dime sized stain to the front cover. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, The Modern Language Association of America: 2009

Edition: Seventh Edition

Seller ID: 019841

Condition: Very Good


292pp. Wraps gently creased at the corners. View more info

The Curious Researcher: A Guide to Writing Research Papers

By: Ballenger, Bruce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Pearson Longman: 2004

Edition: Fourth Edition.

Seller ID: 012173

Condition: Near Fine


376pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Barnet & Stubbs's Practical Guide to Writing

By: Barnet, Sylvan & Marcia Stubbs

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1977

Edition: Fifth Printing.

Seller ID: 018646

Condition: Very Good


387pp. Fifth printing of the Revised Edition. Extremities rubbed. Spine creased. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Biography, the Craft and the Calling

By: Bowen, Catherine Drinker

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022358

Condition: Near Fine


174pp. 1st Edition. Original cloth. Bowen won the National Book Award for Non-Fiction in 1958. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. A couple of tiny nicks to the edges of the jacket. Numbers in ink at the heel of the spine. View more info

The Writer's Art By Those Who Have Practiced It

By: Brown, Rollo Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Harvard University Press: 1924

Edition: Third Impression.

Seller ID: 011695

Condition: Very Good


357pp. Contributions from R.L. Stevenson, Emerson, Spencer, Poe, Frank Norris, Ruskin, Henry Jsmes, George Eliot, Joseph Conrad, Thoreau, and others. Ownership ink stamp on the front pastedown, bookplate on the front free endpaper. Endpapers and pastedowns offset. This book is housed in a custom, handmade brown leather cover which is decorated on the front with a black leather thistle motif. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Anybody Can Write, A Playful Approach

By: Bryant, Jean

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Mill Valley, Whatever Publishing: 1985

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 021433

Condition: Good


155pp. Highlighting in the early chapters. Front free endpaper creased vertically. Back of the front cover soiled. Front cover creased. View more info

Fiction Writer's Handbook

By: Burnett, Hallie & Whit

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1985

Edition: Tenth Printing

Seller ID: 019865

Condition: Very Good


200pp. Text lightly browned. View more info

Putnam's Handbook of Expression: For the Enrichment of Conversation, Writing and Public Speaking

By: Carr, Edwin Hamlin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1915

Seller ID: 016245

Condition: Good


173pp. Original full leather with three semi-raised bands on the spine. Gilt vignette of two crossed quills on the front board, all edges gilt. Leather mostly peeled from the back board but carefully reattached with archival quality binding glue. All edges rubbed through. The heel of the spine is chipped. The leather on the back board is torn along the joint at the heel. Ownership inscription and lengthy notation to the first blank prelim. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾"... View more info

A Reader for Writers

By: Carter, Henry Holland & Frank Davidson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, D.C. Heath & Co.: 1947

Edition: Second Edition.

Seller ID: 016695

Condition: Very Good


557pp. Ownership inscriptions to the front pastedown. Faint ownership ink stamps to the endpapers. Top and fore edges of the text block are foxed. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

A Reporter's Life

By: Cronkite, Walter

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 017287

Condition: Near Fine


384pp. This copy inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Cronkite was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Jimmy Carter in 1981. He has been called "The Most Trusted Man in America." Bottom corners gently bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Writing Fiction

By: Derleth, August

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Boston, The Writer, Inc.: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021598

Condition: Good


201pp. 1st Edition. Original purple cloth with lettering and rule stamped in gilt. Ex-library with the usual markings. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Tape ghosts to the endpapers. Bookplate remnants to the front pastedown. Lacking the jacket. Minor fraying to the head of the spine. View more info

On Becoming a Novelist

By: Gardner, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022019

Condition: Good


150pp. Introduction by Raymond Carver. Makeshift white numbers near the heel of the spine. Some uneven fading to the cloth. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. View more info

The Art of Fiction, Notes on Craft for Young Writers

By: Gardner, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1984

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 022131

Condition: Near Fine


224pp. Book Club Edition. Original cream paper over rose colored cloth, lettering stamped in gilt foil. An exceptionally tight copy, probably unread. One corner bumped. Traces of soil to the jacket. View more info

A Concise Guide for Writers

By: Glorfeld, Louis A. & David A. Lauerman, Norman C. Stageberg

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 1977

Edition: Fourth Edition.

Seller ID: 012061

Condition: Good


209pp. + 1pp. chart. Wraps creased. Some dampstain to the text block edges. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Speaking of Journals: Childrens Book Writers Talk About Their Diaries, Notebooks and Sketchbooks

By: Graham, Paula W.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Honesdale, Boyds Mills Press: 1999

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 012176

Condition: Near Fine


226pp. Illustrated. Contributions from Bruce Coville, Marion Dane Bauer, Jack Gantos, Jacqueline Woodson, Naomi Shihab Nye, Graham Salisbury, Jean Craighead George and 20 other authors. Minor creasing at one corner. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The New York Times Style Book For Writers and Editors

By: Jordan, Lewis (ed.)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, McGraw-Hill Book Co.: 1962

Seller ID: 012152

Condition: Near Fine


124pp. + 2pp. blank notes. Large closed tear to the back panel of the jacket which was once tape repaired; the tape has since been removed leaving a tape ghost. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

By: King, Stephen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Scribner: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 017489

Condition: Fine


288pp. Frontispiece. No previous ownership inscriptions. A beautiful copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide

By: Lester, James D.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, HarperCollins College Publishers: 1996

Edition: Fourth Printing.

Seller ID: 012066

Condition: Very Good


408pp. Thumb indexed. Text lightly browned. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Craft of Fiction

By: Lubbock, Percy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith: 1929

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 022359

Condition: Very Good


277pp. + 6pp. adverts. Original dark blue cloth stamped in gilt. Traveller's Library series. Corners bumped. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Traces of scuffing to the front board. Light soil and scuffing to the jacket. Call number ghosts on the spine of the jacket. View more info