some wonderful old things we’ve sold of late

some wonderful old things we’ve sold of late

John D. MacDonald. 2 novels

Uris. EXODUS leatherbound

Harrison. SUNDOG

LINCOLN ON LEADERSHIP

CLASSIC WROUGHT IRON

20TH CENTURY DECOR

FLOORS AND STAIRWAYS

FURNITURE FACELIFT

INTERIOR WALLS

COMPLETE BOOK OF CURTAINS AND DRAPES

GREAT HOME WORKSHOP

OLD HOUSE RESCUE

PAINTED WALLS COMPOETE BOOK OF FURNITURE REPAIR

PORCHES AND TERRACES

FURNITURE REFINISHING

SCULPTURE

2 architecture titles

HISTORY OF NOTABLE AMERICAN HOMES

Kesey. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

1 pair of goofy eyeglasses

Several trinkets

CITIZEN KANE film

Camus. 1 title

1 current novel

GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES

1 mental illness title

1903: December 10 Christian Advocate Newspaper  Methodist Episcopal church South

RIP VAN WINKLE & THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW & OTHER STORIES (THE SKETCH BOOK OF GEOFFREY CRAYON, GENT.) leatherbound

Wills. FORGOTTEN ALABAMA signed

Somerset Maugham. 2 titles

Joan Didion. 1 title

3 Bham postcards

MALCOLM X

Several black history titles

2 Hunter Thompson Birographies

Cervantes. DON QUIXOTE

Kesey. FURTHER DAYS

1 bumper sticker

Casanova bio

Steinbeck. ONCE THERE WAS A WAR

DILBERT BOOK

4 Movie Publicity Photos

Reed. CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A DAY

Bradbury. DANDELION WINE

1 CALVIN AND HOBBES collection

Darwin. ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

John D. MacDonald. 1 title

1975: October Issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine with Doris Day on cover, Jack Lord

Lewis. THE HORSE AND HIS BOY leatherbound

LIFE & LOVES OF A MODERN MISTER BLUEBEARD (RIDE THE NIGHTMARE)

Cornel West. THE RADICAL KING Martin Luther King Jr.

Hitler. MEIN KAMPF (in English)

Cervantes. Don Quijote (in Spanish)

2 prints

Gipson. Old Yeller

Children’s Bible Stories

2 toys

Cornwell. The Pagan Lord

Thompson. First Born

Most. Science of Revolutionary Warfare

Fleming. Diamonds are Forever

Fleming. To Catch a Spy

Fleming. Live and Let Die

Pirsig. Motorcycle Maintenance

Salinger. Nine Stories

Bookmark

Robbins. Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

Tao Te Ching

Woods. Golden Treasury of the Familiar

Obst. Hello He Lied

(3) The Man From Uncle comics

Gaiman. Coraline

McCammon. Mister Slaughter

Atwood. HANDMAID’S TALE

Two feminist works

1 old color print

1 psychology book

1 old color print

Atwood. The Robber Bride

Camus. The Fall

Algren. A Walk on the Wild Side

Camus. The Plague

Macdonald. Find a Victim

Connelly. Chasing the Dime.

Sams. The Widow’s Mite.

Kane. The Lady of Arlington

Bragg. The Prince of Frogtown

Santa, staking doll head

Labyrinths by Jorge Borges (2)

100 YEARS OF SOLITUDE

Several novels

1 Nazi history title

Several books on feminist topics

Some titles on human sexuality

Leroux. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA leatherbound

McCalls magazine, May 1974

Orson Scott Card. 1 ENDERS title

THINGS FALL APART

1 old mystery title

Stephen King. IT

Edgar Allan Poe. 1 title

Reed. DAD’S TWEED COAT autographed

1 metal beer sign of Spuds McKenzie

Several old color prints

2 Star Trek poster, 1 Star Trek recording

Steinbeck. CANNERY ROW

1 motivational title

1 volume of HAIKU

1 Stan Kenton CD

A number of old adult & kids’ records

Several Bham postcards

1 classic novel

1 sociology text

Asimov. JUPITER

YEARS BEST SCIENCE FICTION LITERATURE #4

Heinlein. GREEN HILLS

Bradley. HUNTERS OF THE RED MOON

Saint-Exupery. WIND, SAND AND STARS

Dillard. HOLY THE FIRE

Buechner. MOSES and I AND THOU

Doyle. HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES

Du Maurier. REBECCA

FAMILY CIRCLE COOKBOOK

1 AIRCRAFT MAGAZINE

Several Alabama geology pieces

1 Bham Arts Journal

Walter B. Jones. COAL CITY BASIN

Ursula K. Le Guin. 1 title

Lao Tzu. 1 title

1 Alabama map

1 college dictionary

PETER PAN

Several old color prints

A number of poetry titles

Several religious works

Several LP recordings

1 very old KJV bible

1 box of Tarot cards

Roden. YOU ONLY HANG ONCE

PECK’S BAD BOY

1951: August U. S. Camera Magazine Cover Photo of Vera miles Gga Pin-up Cheesecake &  Bernard of Hollywood & Pic of Kay Millard By Russ Meyer & Cyd Charisse & Ava Gardner & lizabeth Scott

1954: March 5 Collier’s  Magazine with Tom Meany & Serial Installment By John D. MacDonald & spread on Cyd Charisse

1966: August 12 Issue of Life Magazine with Cover Photo of Texas Sniper

TOM MIX AND THE HOARD OF MONTEZUMA

OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Several kids’ and poetry titles

1 book on modern grammar

3 old math textbooks

THE FOURTH MARINE DIVISION IN WORLD WAR II

Frankl. 2 copies of MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING

Dickens. BLEAK HOUSE leatherbound

WOODWARD’S REMINISCENCES OF THE CREEK OR MUSCOGEE INDIANS CONTAINED IN LETTERS TO FRIENDS IN GEORGIA AND ALABAMA

LETTERS OF MARGARET MITCHELL.

Hitchcock. THE THREE INVESTIGATORS several volumes

Bradbury. FAHRENHEIT 451

Lester Del Rey. 1 title

Several sci-fi titles

Riordan. 1 title

Hemingway. THE SUN ALSO RISES

John Steinbeck. 1 title

Bradbury. FAHRENHEIT 451

LEE’S LIEUTENANTS 3 VOLUMES

Several Civil War titles

Several medical books

Several novels

MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE

Asimov. 5 titles

Alcott. LITTLE WOMEN

A.A. Milne. 1 title

Bradbury. DANDELION WINE

2 Bham postcards

FIRESIDE ENCY OF POETRY

AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY leathrebound

THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE (COMPLETE 6-VOLUME SET, leatherbound)

Heinlein. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND

Bradbury. A MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY

Heinlein. Short stories

French mythology

2 French-language novels

C.S. Lewis. THE DARK TOWER & 1 Chinese-language title

A number of very old prints

2 Christian related books

John Fante. 1 title

Philip K. Dick. 1 title

2 novels

1 world travel book

T.S. Eliot. 1 title

1 old BATMOBILE pedal car

2 Bham postcards

TOONS IN TOYLAND signed

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT leatherbound

Several novels

FRENCH REVOLUTION

5 jazz LPs

Old issue of OUTSIDER MAGAZINE

3 showbiz titles

Bradbury. MARTIAN CHRONICLES

Lovecraft. 1 title

3 Marxist titles

1 cookbook

1 German-language atlas

Joseph Conrad. 1 title

Wm. Faulkner. 1 title

THINGS FALL APART

BRAVE NEW WORLD

2 Tolkien titles

1 title about BEAR BRYANT

THE EDUCATION OF LITTLE TREE (first edition)

COMPLETE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO MAGIC

PRINCES OF THE CHRISTIAN PULPIT AND PASTORATE

Machen. THE MEMOIRS OF JACQUE CASANOVA DE SEINGALT 6 vols

A big, big stack of religious works old & modern

CELTIC FOLKTALES

Some Masonic titles

Several LP recordings

1 technical manual

1 key chain

JOHN J. EAGAN

1 small cookbook

1 old school book

1 old math book

Several political conspiracy titles

3 ghost story titles

1 theology title

Jack London. 1 title

1 comic book

Bunches of old sci-fi titles

Several kids’ titles

Several mysteries

THE TROUBLE WITH MARILYN’S PANTS

THE CHARRED WITNESS

OLD INDIAN LEGENDS

1964: July Issue of Manhunt Magazine with Henry Kane & Ed Lacy & Joe Gores & James R. Hall & Hilda Cushing & John E. Lower & William Engeler & Pat MacMillan & Nel Rentub & Ashley Louisgnont

1934: February 25 Issue of Literary Digest Magazine with Cover Illustration By Bernhard Gutmann Plus Herbert Hoover’s Farewell Address & Pic & Photo of James Breasted & story on Nazi Barring of Foreign Artists & Hitler’s Rise Alarms Israel

Loring. NOTHING IS EASY

Nouwen. The Inner Voice of Love

Joys of Christmas record

Three Great Tchaikovsky record

Key. The Red Eagle-A Tale for Young Aviators

A Passage to India/74795

Bronte. Wuthering Heights

Alcott. Little Women

Heart Knick Knacks

Vanity Fair

William Shakespeare

Asimov. David Star Space Ranger

Burroughs. Tarzan

English Grammar

A Dictionary of Syn and Antonyms

How to Write a Novel

Burroughs. Ilana of Cathol and John Carter of Mars

Asimov. Foundation and Earth

Asimov. Robots and Empire

Simon and Schuster. Plants and Flowers

THE SOPRANOS

WOMAN’S HOME COMPANION 2 old copies

Beard. Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties.

Rourke. Audubon

Brand. Space Colonies

James. The Golden Bowl

Out of the Earth They Rose by Thousands print

Mr. Hulot’s Holiday VHS

Lolita VHS

BECOMING LAURA INGALLS WILDER

2 old keychains

2 GOOSEBUMPS titles

1 novel

1 youth sex education book

VOGUE STYLE

1 bracelet

1 old photo

FRANKENSTEIN

Arthur C. Clarke. 2 titles

1 NORTON anthology

6 LP recordings

2 kids’ books

DAGGER OF THE MIND

Travers. MARY POPPINS COMES BACK

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

THE SOUTHERNERS

1 Alfred Hitchcock magazine

1 r&b LP

John D. MacDonald. 1 title

Rex Stout. 1 title

Lucado. IN THE GRIP OF GRACE

1 DVD

KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS

Heinlein. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND

Orwell. 1984 slipcased limited edition

Camus. 2 titles

1964: March Issue of Manhunt Magazine

Woman’s Home Companion Magazine. November 1946

1964: September Issue of Manhunt Magazine with Floyd Mahannah & Robert Page Jones & John H. Goeb & Herbert Leslie Greene & Jerry Newman & B. D. Dupont & C. L. Roderman & Frank Sisk & Michael Zuroy

1965: may Issue of Manhunt Magazine with Frank Kane & Don Lowry & Charles a Freylin & Frank Gay & Don Pep & H. Rayburn & Herb Hartman & Robert page Jones & E. a. Bogart & Nelson Adcock & Dave Hill & Thomas Millstead

MODERN CRITICISM AND THE PREACHING OF THE OLD TESTAMENT

THE HOBBIT

2 kids’ books

1 religious work

2 novels

PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

3 Russian-language books

Harrison. STAINLESS STEEL RAT

1 sci-fi title

JOURNAL OF THE 82ND ANNUAL COUNCIL OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE DIOCESE OF ALABAMA

JOURNAL OF THE 57TH ANNUAL COUNCIL OF THE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN THE DIOCESE OF ALABAMA

10 old French-language titles

TOONS IN TOYLAND autographed

1 Spanish-language title

3 classic plays

Movie poster: MAD MAX

1 sci-fi title

1 patch

3 old civil war prints

FRENCH HAND SEWING

Erich Fromm. 1 title

Thomas Merton. 1 title

2 classical music LPs

1 religious title

Movie poster: Flintstones Meet Rockula and Frankenstone and Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School, poster States: “high voltage Humor for halloween”

WHERE AWAY The Story of the U. S. S. Marblehead

Philip K. Dick. 1 title

Richard Wright. 1 title

1 civil rights title

Thomas Hardy. 1 title

Mitchell. GONE WITH THE WIND

MODERN ELOQUENCE (the Complete 15-Volume De Luxe set)

Raines. MY SOUL IS RESTED

EYES ON THE PRIZE

1 civil rights title

1 hand mirror souvenir

[Balaam. BUSH WAR OPERATIVE

Joan Didion. 1 title

THE TALL BOOK OF BIBLE STORIES

1 novel

Elwes. AS YOU WISH

2 HARRY POTTER films on DVD

1 wartime book

1 play

THE WASHINGTON PAPERS leatherbound

4 leatherbound biographies

2016: February 28 issue of New York Times Book Review Magazine

THE MILL CREEK IRREGULARS SPECIAL DETECTIVES

1963: February 9 Tv guide  Ernest Borgnine cover  McHale’s Navy

1964: May 30  tv guide  McHale’s Navy cover  Tim Conway  Ernest Borgnine  Joe Flynn

Herbert. DUNE

Grace Metalious. 1 title

1 Look Magazine 1960′s

2 Bham postcards

1 sci-fi title

1 MICKEY MOUSE STAMP KID

Henry Miller. BLACK SPRING

ST. AUGUSTINE leatherbound

WORKS OF TOLSTOI

A number of art prints

Several classic works

CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE cassette tapes

1 old bible

INTERPRETER’S DICTIONARY OF THE BIBLE

THE ARTISTS WAY

2006: Spring issue of Alabama Heritage Magazine with Articles on Cavefish & Edward Troye (painter) & Muscle Shoals Horses & Hawes Murders

2 mysteries

TWO LIVES OF CHARLEMAGNE

King. CUJO

1 JOURNAL

Lewis. GRIEF OBSERVED

Thorne. NOAH’S WIFE

Latham. LEAVING GEE’S BEND

1 PLASTIC SANTA RIDING A REINDEER

Several horror titles

PETER PAN

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Hemingway. Several titles

Bradbury. MARTIAN CHRONICLES

Bradbury. FAHRENHEIT 451

2 LP’S

6 LP recordings

Dr. Seuss biography

Bradbury. THE ILLUSTRATED MAN

1 old Pez dispenser

FIRESTARTER And CUJO Announced on One Poster from Viking and Signet

Poster Announcing Book FIRE STARTER from Signet

2006: November 12 New York Times Book Review Magazine with Stephen King Review on Cover

Jules Verne. Omnibus

Oscar Wilde. Collection

2 Stephen King book posters

1 New York Times Book Review

Several poetic scholarly works

2 sci-fi titles

Several novels

Ray Bradbury. Several titles

1 old sci-fi collections

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

DOSTOEVSKY. gambler

Williams  THREE PLAYS

Fitzgerald. GREAT GATSBY

O’Brian.. FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD, LETTER OF MARQUE, FORTUNE OF WAR

Hawthorne.  SCARLET LETTER

POETRY USA

Twain.  HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Knowles. SEPARATE PEACE

Ladies’ Home Journal April 1960

2 other 1960′s magazines

Stacks of kids’ board books

Several classic sci-fi titles

3 books by Jim Reed (signed)

Burroughs. TARZAN OF THE APES

COLD MOUNTAIN

1 tiny sombrero

Campbell. THE DOLL WHO ATE HIS MOTHERE

Dickey. DELIVERANCE (signed)

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

POEMS BY WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT (1876)

Pearl Buck. 2 titles

E. M. Forster. 1 title

2 political books

THE CABALA ITS INFLUENCE ON JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY

THOMAS CRAMNER

FORGOTTEN ALABAMA (2 copies, autographed)

Kurt Vonnegut. GOD BLESS YOU DR. KEVORKIAN

4 volumes (1901) of Jane Austen

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (DARK RED LEATHER BINDING WITH GOLD LETTERING & DECORATIONS)

FIRST BOOK OF AIRPLANES

4 OLD DISNEY PUZZLES

STRANGER AT THE PENTAGON

1 Sammy Davis Jr. CD

THE RED JOURNEY BACK (sequel to Angry Red Planet)

Steinbeck. EAST OF EDEN leatherbound

THE HONFLEUR DECISION

CAPTAIN BRYAN’S PACIFIC WAR ATLAS

Jordan. Winter’s Heart

Keats. Percy Bysshe Shelley

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Stevenson. Treasure Island

Espanol del Manana

(2) Chinese Children’s Books

DeMaupassant Short Stories

French.Death Staying the Hand of the Sculptor

Football Poster

Bunch of Cards

Tamburin. The Ten Best Casino Bets

Hagen. 101 Ways to Win Blackjack

Jensen. Casino Gambling Secrets

Ishiguro. The Remains of the Day

Steinbeck. East of Eden/The Grapes of Wrath

Little Red Riding Hood

Ovid. The Art of Love

Hurston. Their Eyes Were Watching God

Noel. Evermore

Spiderman

Kinney. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Last Straw

(2) Dahl. James and the Giant Peach

Juster. The Phantom Toothbrush

Dahl. The Magic Finger

Taylor. Vivien Leigh

Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird

Angelou. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Deaver. Carte Blanche

KIDS’ BOOK OF QUESTIONS

SUPERMAN

MC CALL’S MAGAZINE WITH JFK COVER

Mayes. UNDER MAGNOLIA

Saint. MEMOIRS OF AN INVISIBLE MAN

Thomas. BRUCE LEE

Rand. FOUNTAINHEAD

11 PENGUIN CLASSICS

Dupree. HENRY JAMES

Kantor. VALEDICTORY, VALLEY FORGE and STORYTELLER

Saltern. BAMBI

Brooks. SWORD OF SHANNARA

Radin. TRICKSTER

7 COMIC BOOKS

Carroll. Alice Adventures in Wonderland

Carroll. Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass

Youth’s History of Kentucky

The Methodist Hymnal

Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Toole. CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

1 French language novel

3 Birmingham Postcard

FAIRIES COOKBOOK

1 CD

Lewis. LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

1 CD

1 CASSETTE TAPE

SPACE GUARDIANS

Wilson. KEEP

ALIEN MOVIE MAGAZINE

BLACK HOLE MOVIE ADVERTISEMENT

Reed. DAD’S TWEED COAT autographed

RICKWOOD FIELD

Chabon. 1 title

1 sci-fi title

Miller. A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ

1 miniature book

2 inspirational works

Twain. CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT

Baldwin. HISTORY OF ROLAND

Knowles. KING ARTHUR AND HIS KNIGHTS

1957: January 4 Issue of Collier’s Magazine with Cover Photo of Grace Kelly Plus Rex Stout Nero Wolfe Novel THE CHRISTMAS-PARTY MURDER Plus Spread on carroll Baker Tennessee Williams Film BABY DOLL

Cooper. THE DARK IS RISING

Several old comic books

Milne. Several titles

CONFUCIUS leatherbound edition

Hunter. FLAME OF FIRE

REDBIRD SMITH AND THE NIGHTHAWK KEETOOWAHS

Titles on palmistry & magic

A self-help title

Anderson. AVATAR

Wallace. MR. SEBASTIAN AND THE NEGRO MAGICIAN

Read. VILLAGE SCHOOL

4 KEYCHAINS

3 PLASTIC ANIMALS

Bradbury. THE OCTOBER COUNTRY

Douglas Adams. 1 title

Gibran. THE PROPHET

1 mystery novel

1 Jesse James title

Rilke. 1 title

Several old art prints

Hollis. TOONS IN TOYLAND

1 Japanese poetry title

1 1938 volume of National Geographic magazines

Titles by Kerouac & Kesey & Teddy Roosevelt

BURMA SHAVE book

1 old stamp album

1 biography

Several postcards

2 Alabama-related titles

Several Childhood of Famous Americans series books

1997: August  George Magazine  Cover Photo of Harrison Ford as Abraham Lincoln  janet Reno  Elvis Presley

1953: December January Decembre Janvier Issue of Maison & Jardin Magazine Les Editions Conde Nast

2 Marxist titles

10 Little Leather LIbrary titles

Kafka. 1 title

Nabokov. LOLITA

Capote. 1 title

John W. Campbell. Several titles

Several sci-fi & fantasy titles

A PICTORIAL BIOGRAPHY OF ANDREW JACKSON Embellished with Numerous Engravings

Wallace. INFINITE JEST

Kpling. POEMS

WORKS OF VICTOR HUGO

Keene. 1 NANCY DREW BOOK

Tennyson. POEMS

Vonnegut. MOTHER NIGHT

1 Greek drama

Poster with John Lennon & Groucho Marx

Anderson. Shakespeare by Another Name

Wilson. Consilience

Sartre. Nausea

Gamow. One, Two, Three, Infinity.

2 LP recordings

P.G. Wodehouse. 1 title

(7) Children’s Record/Books

STP/Perot Stickers

The Portable Emerson

Eliot. Mill on the Floss

Jim Thompson. Several titles

J. Paul Getty. 1 title

ITALIANS IN THE DEEPSOUTH

MR. BEAR SQUASH YOU ALL FLAT

1 MARVEL COMICS collection

1 set of old earrings

Twain. The Jumping Frog

Percy. Lanterns of Levee

Brown. Creek Mary’s Blood

Johnston. Get Smart Once Again

Johnston. The Spy Who Went Out to the Cold

Johnston. Sorry Chief

Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks

AESOP’S FABLES

SHIP OF FOOLS

NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

THE WAY OF ALL FLESH

2 postcards

C.S. Lewis. 1 title

Egermeier. Bible stories

1 old religious tract, leatherbound

Classics by Heinlein, Bradbury & Asimov

Several sci-fi titles

Churchill. 1 title

1 history book

Tolkien. 1 title

C.S. Lewis. THE FOUR LOVES

DECORATING WITH SOUTHERN LIVING

DISCOVERING ANTIQUES

Faulkner. UNVANQUISHED and SANCTUARY

1 Pair of wire rimmed glasses

VENICE

Evenson. PARIS

xmithonian

mexico

Riordan. LIGHTNING THIEF

Brett. TURNIP

3 LP’S

1 set of NARNIA books

Rowling. 1 novel

Hale. MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY

BOY’S BOOK OF THOMAS EDISON

Follette. GOLDEN GRAIN

PEEP OF DAY

Judy Blume. 1 title

Several kids’ books

1 novel

3 modern mystery novels

HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA Volume One (volume Two was Never Published.) (SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO ALABAMA HISTORIAN OWSLEY)

THE BOOK OF THE DAMNED (FIRST EDITION HARDBACK)

1944: June 5 issue of Time Magazine with Cover art of Alexander Plus Hitler & Goring & Goebbels & Bette Davis & Dali

HAWAII Volume 1 leatherbound

Steinbeck. 1 title

King. THE STAND

A stack of art, history & philosophy titles

Julia Child. Cookbook

1 DICK AND JANE reader

WHIRLIGIGS

Periodical backers

THE RAILROAD, CITYSCAPE AND LANDSCAPE PHOTOS OF L. C. MCCLURE

SPANISH/ENGLISH DICTIONARY

1949: april 18  Life Magazine mary martin SOUTH PACIFIC Cover

Tolkien. 1 title

THE MALTESE FALCON

2 Bham postcards

1 George Bush campaign sticker

4 MAD MAGAZINE paperbacks

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

DAD’S TWEED COAT 2 autographed copies

Toole. CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

95 early mass market DOC SAVAGE paperbacks

1944: April  Doc Savage Magazine  Kenneth Robeson “The Whisker of hercules”

1 old high school geometry text

Kenneth Roberts. 1 title

1 old Bible

RIVERS OF THE EASTERN SHORE   Rivers of America series

3 philosophy works

Reid. BEARDSLEY

WATTEAU

RODIN

Duffy. WAR AT THE END OF THE WORLD

1 novel

Leonard Cohen. 1 title

Several LP & 45rpm recordings

Knowles. MORNING IN ANTIBES

Churchill. THE SECOND WORLD WAR (COMPLETE 6-VOLUME SET) leatherbound

Caidin. MARYJANE TONIGHT AT ANGELS TWELVE

THE FIVE CIVILIZED AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES

Jenkins. A WALK ACROSS AMERICA signed

Baldwin. The Fire Next Time

Rich. What is Found There

Nothomb. Hygiene and The Assassin

Adler. Pitch Dark

1 Degas title

Flannery O’Connor. 1 title

Vonnegut. 1 title

Robinson. Georiga O’Keeffe

Bronte. Jane Eyre

Crichton. The Terminal Man

Estes. Women Who Run with Wolves

Capote. Selected Writings

Slocum. Sailing Alone in the World

Berman. Making it as a Step Parent

Chapelle. Yacht Designing and Planning

Capote. Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Bronte. Wuthering Heights

(4) comics/ (2) Archie books

(3) Nancy Atherton

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

1 Tweety Pie bank

1 old wooden Cigar Box

Steinbeck. The Pearl

Browning. Sonnets from the Portuguese

Fabrication of the Fork print

Levinson. The High Calorie Cookbook

1 old Map

Mitchell. Gone with the Wind

1 very old U.S.A. map

(2) church paintings

WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY

Kesey. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

Several kids’ titles

Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke

Tolkien. Lord of the Rings complete

Levine. Bad Blood

(5) Calvin and Hobbes

Wills. Forgotten Alabama

Gabaldon. Written in My Own Blood

Gabaldon. A Breath of Show and Ashes

Hardy. Jude the Obscure

I book of fantasy illustrations

Norman. 1 GOR title

E.R. Burroughs. 2 titles

King. THE STAND audio books

Neil Gaiman. 1 title

1 ghost story book

John Le Carre. German-language novel

Bunches of sports-related titles

Ellis Peters. Several titles

(2) McCall’s Magazines

A stack of Little Golden Books & kids’ books

THE BLACK HOLE

DAD’S TWEED COAT autographed

Several small leather bound books

2 old large leather books

1 gift egg

Toffler. 1 title

1 WWII title

Anne Rice. 1 title

2 old sci-fi collections

1 old floral print

THAT GIRL FROM BOSTON

Cooper. DELINQUENT

Mark. GIRL FROM PUSSYCAT

Kissinger.  WORLD ORDER

St. John. RAMMER JAMMER YELLOWHAMMER

Orwell. CLERGYMAN’S DAUGHTER (2 copies), COMING UP FOR AIR, ROAD TO WIGAN PIER, HOMAGE TO CATALONIA

PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE 1815

1 Batman Button

Campbell. WEIRD THINGS CUSTOMERS SAY IN BOOKSTORES

BIRMINGHAM BR ASSOCIATION PICTORIAL DIRECTORY 2000

National Geographic. indians of the americas

Cole. HOUSE OF BONDAGE

Uderzo. ASTERIX AND THE ACTRESS

Welty. COLLECTED STORIES

Herge. TINTIN IN AMERICA

Brown. PEOPLES OF THE WORLD VOL 4 and VOL 6

Eliot. THE WASTELAND

1956: April 1 issue of New York Times Magazine with  Fra Angelico cover plus Winston Churchill & Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady &  clown Emmet Kelly

PATIO PARTNER BARBECUE COOK BOOK

Kavanaugh. THERE ARE MEN TOO GENTLE TO LIVE AMONG WOLVES

AND DON’T CALL ME A RACIST

DR. ZHIVAGO 2-volume leatherbound set

1 large religious reference title

Kesey. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

2 classic novels

Churchill. 4-volume set HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH SPEAKING PEOPLE

BLACK FOX OF LORNE

7 mystery novels

2 quote cards

1 Hillary button

Schweitzer. OUT OF MY LIFE AND THOUGHT leatherbound

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON leatherbound

1 trading card

1 patch

1 old leatherbound bible

Agatha Christie. 1 title

1 mystery

1968: june  harlan ellison THE BEAST THAT SHOUTED LOVE Galaxy Magazine

1958: January Issue of Amazing Stories Magazine  with Valigursky Art on Cover Plus Adam Chase & Ellis Hart & C. H. Thomas & Paul Dallas & E. K. Harvis & Jack Milton

McWhorter. I LOVE TO SING

Castelot. NAPOLEON leatherbound

Shakespeare. THE TRAGEDIES leatherbound

Faulkner. AS I LAY DYING

YOGA

Kafka. 1 title

Flannery O’Connor.1 title

Rand. ATLAS SHRUGGED

Several 1960′s Life & Look Magazines

Poe. COMPLETE WORKS

Man from Uncle THE DAGGER AFFAIR

Life Magazine with Mick Jagger on cover

Bud Plant catalog with James Bond (Connery) on cover

Piper. THE NANNY

THE MOD SQUAD SOCK-IT-TO-ME MURDERS

Laumer. THE INVADERS

Welles. BOB AND CAROL AND TED AND ALICE

Tennyson. 1 leatherbound title

2 Alabama magazines

1 old Alabama history books

1960: January 17 New York Times Magazine Advertising Supplement for the National Urban League with Articles By Margaret Mead & Carl Rowan & John hope Franklin & Lorraine Hansberry & Elmo Roper 16 Pages

1 movie poster

3 art books

HISTORY OF FOLK-CROSS STITCH Sixth 6th Edition

Frankl. MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF BRAN THE ICONOCLAST (COMPLETE 12-VOLUME SET)

PRAIRIE PASSAGE THE ILLINOIS AND MICHIGAN CANAL CORRIDOR

1950: April  YOUR PHYSIQUE MAGAZINE Steve Reeves color cover with Clarence Ross  George Eifferman  Alan Stephen

Jim Reed. DAD’S TWEED COAT signed

Capellanus. The Art of Courtly Love

War Department Technical Manual/Heat Treating and Inspection of Metals

Lewis and Clark Expedition

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

1 Civil War title

Currie. Enclave

Cormac McCarthy. THE ROAD

PeeWee Herman doll

1 old Life Magazine

Large Julia Child magazine

Austen. Pride and Prejudice

Bronte. Jane Eyre

Buffy the Vampire Slayer poster

Ayn Rand. 1 title

1 James Cameron movie lobby card

Alfred Hitchcock. 1 story collection

Charteris. The First Saint Omnibus

Fleming. Diamonds Are Forever

The Great Conversation

Poe. The Gold Bug

Easwaran. The Mantram Handbook

Sutton. Ghost Hunters

Bramwell. Lost Atlantis

Brooks. Ghosts of London

(2) Medical Dictionaries

Hosseini. The Kite Runner

Hemingway. The Old Man and the Sea

Du Maurier. Rebecca

Bradbury. FAHRENHEIT 451

BOB DYLAN

THE DOORS

Several old comic books

HOW TO BUY A SAIL BOAT

James Baldwin. 1 title

1 postcard

Andrews. JESSE AND JESUS & COUSIN CLAIRE

Wildgen. YOU’RE NOT YOU

Chapman. BLACK VOICES

PORTABLE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

Geertz. NEGARA

Krasuze. MEXICO

OXFORD HISTORY OF MEXICO

Palmer. THREE WHO RULED

HUCKLEBERRY FINN

1 Bham postcards

Hitchens.  HITCH 22

Osborne. MAGIC TREE HOUSE

Sartre. TRANCENDANCE OF EGO

Gregory. NIGGER

1 book on sailing

Dubois. SOULS OF BLACK FOLKS

Hawthorne. SCARLET LETTER

MODERN AMERICAN SHORT STORIES

GREAT RUSSIAN SHORT STORIES

JOAN OF ARC by De Quincey

Wharton. ETHAN FROME

Walker Percy. 2 titles

1981: December 7 Sports Illustrated  Magazine with Cover Photo of Tony Dorsett of Dallas Cowboys

Malamud. THE NATURAL

Mann. DEATH IN VENICE

Conrad. VICTORY

Levin. JAMES JOYCE

Churchill. IMPROPER BOHEMIANS

Steinbeck. AMERICA AND AMERICANS

Steinbeck. JOURNAL OF A NOVEL

1 kids’ baseball novel

1 kids’ magic book

3 FAR SIDE collections

1 criminal procedure text

2 LP recordings

4 Shakespeare titles

ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER

2 old school books

FINE PRINTING AND THE ’80′S a Miniature book

4 WWII titles

3 French-language titles

1 WWII title

1 British history title

1 stack of small children’s titles

Hamilton. MYTHOLOGY

Bradbury. DANDELION WINE

OCCULTIST’S TALE

Rushdie. SATANIC VERSES

Steinbeck. 1 title

Vonnegut. 1 title

8 large art books

KEY WEST TALES

FREE TO BE YOU AND ME LP recording

A number of Oscar Wilde titles

6 THREE INVESTIGATORS titles

1 “ANNIE” DOLL

1 large white rabbit poster from the original ALICE IN WONDERLAND

FAERIES AND DEMONS AND OTHER MAGICAL CREATURES

1967: August 7 Newsweek Magazine with Cover Photo of Fire & Detroit Race Riots

DON QUIXOTE

OF MICE AND MEN leatherbound

Several classics in fine bindings

Adams. PIRATE SHIPS DONE IN MODELS

Behrendt. IT’S CALLED BREAKUP BECAUSE ITS BROKEN.

LOOKING FOR MR. RIGHT

Stevenson. TREASURE ISLAND

ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF IVAN DENISOVICH leatherbound

GRIMM’S FAIRY TALES

Coppard. STORIES

2 old English textbooks

UNBIDDEN GUESTS A BOOK OF REAL GHOSTS

BOMBAY MAIL

GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA (1805)

1969: September  Esquire  Cover Photo of Student and Large Pig  Richard Farina  Roger Ebert  on Paul Newman  Gore Vidal  on William Buckley  John Barth

MEXICAN ROAD RACE

4 LP recordings

1 George Bush campaign pin

Kathy Acker. 1 title

Feldman. POLITICS SOCIETY AND THE KLAN IN ALABAMA

1 Civil War history

1 Kurt Vonnegut collection

Several history titles

A bunch of western novels

MARCO POLO leatherbound

2 classic novels

Holy Bible

Zahl, A Short Systematic Theology

Book of Worship

Andrews, The Story of I Love Lucy

Asachoff, Stars and Planets

Wittaker, We Thought We Heard the Angels Sing

Golding, Lord of the Flies

Paretsky, Hard Time

Agatha Christie, Spies Among Us

Agatha Christie, Sleeping Murder

Paretsky, Indemnity Only

Dorman, The Wallace Myth

Clarke, Capote

De Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

Hickman, Rocket Boys

Walker, The Color Purple

Carter, The Education of Little Tree

O’Meally, Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglas

Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Capote, In Cold Blood

1 old magazine

Reed. GREAT PHYSICIAN

Shakespeare. COMEDIES (2 VOLS)

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

GORGAS MEMORIAL LABORATORY-PANAMA

Goren. NEW CONTRACT BRIDGE, NEW BRIDGE

Parsons. INTERIOR DECORATING

Wolfe. RIGHT STUFF-1 PB, 1 HB

HOW TO WIND FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

1 ELVIS LP

HOUSEHOLD ENCYCLOPEDIA

HOW TO BUY GEMS

JULIA CHILD COOKBOOK

COMPLETE BOOK OF HERBS

GOURMET MEALS

Nostradamas

ETHICS OF LANGUAGE

Mann. MAGIC MOUNTAIN

STORY OF BABAR

SEVERAL COMIC MAGAZINES

2 MAD MAGAZINES

2 POSTERS

Tolstoy. DEATH OF IVAN IVANOVICH

Adams. WATERSHIP DOWN

Proust. 1 Title

CONSTRUCT

OF POWER

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Sayers. 4 titles

Wodehouse. 1 title

Faulkner. AS I LAY DYING

West. DAY OF THE LOCUST

MARY POPPINS

Salinger. CATCHER IN THE RYE

THE JOY OF COOKING

1 stack of classic sci-fi titles

A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

DON QUIXOTE

Hall. AFRICAN AMERICANS IN COLONIAL LOUISIANA

1 OLD PRINT

O’Connor. A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

1 Star Wars novel

1 old math book

1 book on optical illusions

FORGOTTEN ALABAMA

A big stack of non-fiction C.S. Lewis titles

1 old western poster

Several old prints

1 LP opera recording

BEING DEAD IS NO EXCUSE

Hamilton.  FEDERALIST PAPERS

1 book of poetry

William Blake. 1 title

BLACK FOX OF LORNE

2 special editions of old poetry

Poe. COMPLETE STORIES AND POEMS

1 current novel

2 sci-fi titles

David Foster Wallace. INFINITE JEST

Kurt Vonnegut. 2 titles

1 prize egg

2 sci-fi novels

1 Bear Bryant book

1 refrig magnet

1 old Look Magazine

Capote. OTHER VOICES

Several old vintage Philip K. Dick titles

Flynn. GONE GIRL

CELTIC FAIRY TALES

Several novels

1963: June 28 Issue of Life Magazine with Cover Photo of Myrlie Evers and Her Son at Funeral of Medgar Plus Margaret Bourke-White & Vivien Leigh Plus Valentina Tereshkova (Russian cosmonaut)

Whitman. LEAVES OF GRASS leatherbound

3 LP recordings

ART OF WAR

Five mysteries

Fleming. GOLDFINGER

Erich Fromm. 1 title

Several feminist titles

Several kids’ books

1944: February issue of Astounding Science Fiction Magazine with timmins Cover Art Plus Leinster & del Rey & Asimov

1960: October 10  Newsweek  Jfk and Nixon Cover Art

Applied Aerial Photography

The Red Wine…

Guide to Wines

My 60 Memorable Games

Automatic and Repeating Shotguns

China the Beautiful Cookbook

Australia the Beautiful Cookbook

Frugal Cooks/Italian…

The Real Coke

Cajun and Creole

Soprano Cookbook

Shellfish

Fish and Seafood Cookbook

Airplane Maintenance

California Wine

Ernest and Julio

German Cookery

Oriental Rug Primer

Fabulous Feasts

Adams, Aircraft Hydraulics

Garigar, The Flying Game

The Swimming Pool

The International/Aviation

Goerner,The Search Amelia Earhart

MacDonald, The Empty Trap

MacDonald, Slam the Door

Hofsinde, Indian Warriors and Their Weapons

La Farge, The American Indian

Helen Keller

Stegner, Joe Hill

Boyd, The Art of the Locomotive

Burke, The Day the Universe Changed

Generation of Pride: A Centennial of International Paper

Tolkien, The Book of Lost Tales

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS. 4 copies

Brady, The Sioux Indian Wars

Longstreet, War Cries on Horseback

Toole. CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

Several historical titles

Arthur C. Clarke. 1 stack of old titles

1 stack of kids’ titles

Crichton. PREY

2 old comic books

Edgar Lee Master. SPOON RIVER

THE VIRGINIAN leatherbound

Several kids’ books

Ben Franklin, Autobiography and Other Writings

AA books (6)

Hollis, Memories of Downtown Birmingham

Sound of Music

Perry Como record

Johnny Mathis record

2 old maps

Several novels

Puzo. THE DARK ARENA

2 military maps

Asimov, The Early Asimov

Asimov, Fantastic Voyage

Asimov, Eight Stories from the Rest of the Robots

Asimov, The Early Asimov

Asimov, The Martian Way

Anderson, The Avatar

Frank Sinatra. 1 CD

2 portraits of Bear Bryant

Sartre. 1 title

1 classical work

Various mystic & new age titles

Susan Sontag. 1 title

Henry. STORMY

Vulcan refrig MAGNET

Faulkner.  LIGHT IN AUGUST, AS I LAY DYING

Robbins. SKINNY LEGS AND ALL

O’Connor. WISE BLOOD

Dick. MAN IN THE WHITE CASTLE

John Steinbeck. EAST OF EDEN

Richard Matheson. SOMEWHERE IN TIME & WHAT DREAMS MAY COME

EPCOT CENTER

Collins. NAMING THE DEAD

Keats. POEMS

Brock ONE LITTLE INDIAN BOY

INDIAN SPIRIT

EMPEROR’S HANDBOOK

1 old  math book

Coleridge. POETRY

Liddy. WILL

Glaab.  History of Urban America

Hamilton. MYTHOLOGY

SON OF A WITCH

Andre Norton. 2 classic sci-fi titles

Doctorow. DOWN AND OUT IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM

1 military manual

Several Disney videos

2 classic volumes

West. HAPPY HOLLISTERS

4 SMALL STUFFED ANIMALS

Several classic novels & 1 blank journal/diary

Schulz. SECURITY IS A THUMB AND A WARM BLANKET

Walter Mosley.  2 Titles 1 Poster

Card. ENDER’S SHADOW

Colfer. ARTEMIS FOWL

Rogers. THE WORLD ACCORDING TO NARNIA

Riordan. LIGHTNING THIEF (Graphic Novel)

Tolkien. LORD OF THE RINGS AND PHILOSOPHY

DOGS

6 CD”S

Baudelaire. LES FLEURS DU MAL

Stevenson. THE BAKER’S DAUGHTER

POEMS OF ROBERT FROST

Uhlan. ROUGE OF PUBLISHER’S ROW

Miller. TROPIC OF CANCER

PROUST. REMEMBRANCES OF THINGS PAST

Swift. GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

PORTABLE JUNG

Schulz. AWAKING INTUITION

Mitchell. PSYCHIC HEALING

SPIRITUAL SCIENCE

HIDDEN CHANNELS

CHELA AND THE PATH

Hoff. ALABAMA BLUE BOOK AND SOCIAL REGISTER 1929

4 LIFE MAGAZINES

Heinlein. A stack of his juvenile sci-fi novels

Judy Blume. 5 novels

THE WHIRLWINDS OF LIFE How to Use Suffering

Morgan. ONE MAN ONE VOICE

Stephen King. 1 title

1 travel America book

Khayyam RUBAIYAT

Gurdjieff. 1 title

Several philosophy works

HOMOSEXUALITY IN AMERICA (1950′s)

1 Transylvania travel magazine

Ogilvie. ADVERTISING

Feynman. SURELY YOU’RE JOKING, MR. FEYNMAN

Several philosophical/sociological works

Camus. THE PLAGUE

1

travel America book

Khayyam RUBAIYAT

Gurdjieff. 1 title

Several philosophy works

HOMOSEXUALITY IN AMERICA (1950′s)

1 Transylvania travel magazine

Ogilvie. ADVERTISING

Feynman. SURELY YOU’RE JOKING, MR. FEYNMAN

Several philosophical/sociological works

Camus. THE PLAGUE

4 Scenic Alabama magazines

2 old prints

Albert Peyson Terhune. 1 title

3 original Ian Fleming JAMES BOND titles

History of the U.S. Cavalry

UNTIL TODAY UNTIL TOMORROW

Leatherbound editions of HUCKLEBERRY FINN & DON QUIXOTE

Greene. HIDDEN REALITY

1955: January Issue of Manhunt Magazine with Erskine Caldwell & Hal Ellson & John D. MacDonald & Helen Nielsen & Richard Deming

1953: November issue of Manhunt Magazine with Henry Kane & Bruno Fischer & Craig Rice & Evan Hunter & Fletcher Flora

1954: February issue of Manhunt Magazine with Craig Rice & Richard Ellington & Evan Hunter  & Richard Marsten & Fletcher Flora

1 old newspaper featuring Paul “Bear” Bryant

3 really old letters

A stack of interior decorating/design titles

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

1 Bham refrig magnet

THE FEDERALIST

3 Pins

Verne. 20, 000  LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Kerouac. ON THE ROAD

3 Birmingham postcards

HISTORY OF ROME

Gaiman. AMERICAN GODS

1 inspirational title

BARBARA THE VALIANT  Phenwick Women saga #16

Jimmy Carter. TURNING POINT signed

Neil Gaiman. NEVERWHERE signed

ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND leatherbound

ANNOTATED WIZARD OF OZ

Several novels

Tolkien. Several works

Winston Churchill (purge)

2 WWII Nazi history titles

A whole bunch of old snapshots

A stack of mystery novels & WWII works

Several mysteries

1 Bellow trading card

Stratton-Porter. FRECKLES

Several WWII titles

LOIS LANE original comic book

VISIONS OF A WARLESS WORLD

At the Taos Poetry Circus

Roan Stallion Tamar and Other Poems

Japanese Haiku

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

The Vikings

North America Set

Dickens. Oliver Twist

Alcott. Little Women

Evangeline (2)

Longfellow. POETRY

HISTORY OF ALABAMA FOR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS Southland Series

THE STORY OF ALABAMA A STATE HISTORY

THE STORY OF COAL AND IRON IN ALABAMA

1 Bear Bryant commercial ad

James Agee. 1 biography

Several Native American and Western non-fiction titles

Simenon. 3 titles

Several children’s titles

2 blank Journals

1 “Little Book” BROWNING

Sydnor. 1 poetry book

WHERE IS WOODSTOCK

Farley. LITTLE BLACK, A PONY

Smith. OTHER LOVER

USING YOUR MONEY WISELY

Barrie. PETER PAN

ELEMENTS OF GRAMMAR

Lewis. SCREWTAPE LETTERS and GREAT DIVORCE

1 Dean Koontz book

Camus. FALL

Farley. BLACK STALLION

LECOMPTE Plantation Town in Transition

Vonnegut. 2 titles

Several Winnie-the-Pooh titles

Several C.S. Lewis titles (fiction & non-fiction)

NIXON BUMPER STICKER

Macauley. HISTORY OF ENGLAND  5 Volume Set

Bukowski. 1 title

Edgar Allan Poe. 1 title

Keats. 1 title

King. Gunslinger

THE PRESIDENTS (1969)

GALVESTON THE HORRORS OF A STRICKEN CITY

THE GLORIOUS OBSESSION

Irene Latham. LEAVING GEE’S BEND

Several sci-fi classics

2 Alabama writers/fiction

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Several old prints

Mad Magazine. Several

Wilson Tucker.  1 title

E.E. Doc Smith. 2 titles

Emil Petaja. 1 book

Samuel Delany. 2 titles

Fredric Brown. Several titles

Shelley. THE LAST MAN

Robert Heinlein. 2 Titles

F. Scott Fitzgerald. THE LAST TYCOON

C. S. Lewis. 2 NARNIA titles

TOM JONES leatherbound

5 LP albums

2 US histories

1 cartoon collection

Khayyam. RUBAIYAT

Dahl.. TWITS and WITCHES

Steinbeck. OF MICE AND MEN

CLIFF’S NOTES PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

1 1950′s Life Magazine

Cooper. THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

Bradbury. FAHRENHEIT 451

A big stack of classics

1958: October 20 issue of Life Magazine with Cover Photo of Mamie Eisenhower Plus Gina Lollobrigida & Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Plus Mary Ann Mobley MISS AMERICA

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

Robin Cook. 1 title

Octavia Butler. 1 title

Gwendolyn Brooks. 1 title

Howard Fast. CITIZEN PAINE

Bradbury. THE HALLOWEEN TREE & SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES

Edward Gorey. 1 title

Walter. MILKING THE MOON

Harris. WHERE SERPENTS SLEEP

MILITARY LAW-COURT MARSHALL PROCEDURE

1 CERTIFICATE OF PROMOTION TO LT. COLONEL USA

Bradbury. SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES CD

Poe. 18 BEST SHORT STORIES

1 WANTED POSTER-PATTY HEARST AND THE SLA

William Faulkner. 1 title

Anthony Burgess. 1 title

Livy. WORKS

Several leatherbound classics

WE’RE JUST LIKE YOU, ONLY PRETTIER

1 current novel

Martin Luther King Jr. 1 Bio

Georges Simenon. 2 thrillers

Laurence Sterne. 1 title

Haley. ROOTS first edition

Alvin Toffler. 2 titles

1 biography

1 old animal print

Grayson. YESTERDAY & TODAY (SELMA, AL)

1964: February 15 Tv guide  Andy Williams and Wife Claudine longet on Cover  bill Dana  Cassius Clay  Muhammad Ali

Saki (H.H. Munro). COMPLETE WORKS

3 old Weird Tales pulp magazines

9 LP recordings

STREET RAILWAYS OF BIRMINGHAM

Philip K. Dick. 1 title

Hunter S. Thompson. 1 title

1 LINLY HEFLIN cookbook

Stephen King. IT

Card. ENDER’S GAME

1 sci-fi classic

Washington Irving. Stories

1 large adult movie theatre poster (1950′s)

2 old news publicity photos

Rap Brown. REVOLUTION BY THE BOOK

Lambert. FLY AWAY CINDA

Kerouac. ON THE ROAD

1 old print

Several classic kids’ books

Keats. 1 collection

Feldman. READING SOUTHERN HISTORY

Books on Jackie Robinson & Willie Mays

1 old French text

Several old cartoon collections

1 cartoon instruction book

HOMER & JETHRO jokebook

2003: Issue 6 Of Tributaries Journal of the Alabama Folklife Association Magazine

2001: # 4 Tributaries Journal of the Alabama Folklife Association Magazine

Poster of Rob Lowe in white Linen Pants and Jacket Open with White Tank Top and Dog Tags

The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Coffee with Aristotle

Mork and Mindy

Time Warp

5 comics

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Charlie Chaplin print

Songs of the Church

Paper Moon

Freud & Jung

Eagle print (I am smiling.)

Misery is a Blind Date

1950s Glass World Globe

Woody Allen. 1 title

Jigsaw Puzzle

Nightmare Before Christmas CD insert

GAMMA photo

2 black and white prints

F. Lee Bailey. 1 title

CRIMINOLOGY

Austen. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

LADIES’ CLUB

KURT VONNEGUT

MARK TWAIN

IN COLD BLOOD

DAD’S TWEED COAT signed

1 novel

1 C&W CD

3 Bham postcards

2 kids’ board books

1 pocket dictionary

THE MUMMY tee-shirt

Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

Nemesis by Agatha Christie

Sparkling Cyanide by AC

The Tuesday Club by AC

The Secret Adversary by AC

4 comic books

Martin Luther King. 1 title

THE TIME TRAVELLER’S WIFE

1 novel

1 small glitter lamp with voice activation

Elmore Leonard. 2 titles

Lemony Snickett. 2 titles

1 vampire kids’ book

Several classics novels

ARCHY AND MEHITABEL

4 Records

Plain English Handbook

Archibald. Tallulah Bankhead

Literary Feuds

Bham Arts Journal

DOME COOKBOOK

Walt Whitman. WORKS OF

Huxley. CROWS OF PEARL BLOSSOM

Several vintage Sci-fi titles

Several popular novels

3 art/handicraft titles

VAUX LE VICOMTE

A DEATH IN THE FAMILY

Bova. STAR WATCHMAN & FORWARD IN TIME

Zelazny. LORD OF LIGHT

Pratchett. STRATA

Swanwick. VACUUM FLOWERS

Brooks. WISHSONG OF SHANNARA

Carr. THE INFINITE ARENA

Haywood. B IS FOR BETSY and BETSY AND THE BOYS

GRAY’S ANATOMY

MAP OF OKLAHOMA

OLD PICTURE OF GERONIMO

2 LITTLE GOLDNE BOOKS

Brett. MOSSY

Alcott. 1 title

1 classical CD

Richard Brautigan. 1 title

Herbert. DUNE

Riordan. RED PHOENIX

1 HARDY BOYS

Flannery O’Connor. 1 title

James Joyce. POEMS

Ferrol Sams. 1 title

1 old medical print

1 medical text

C.S. Lewis. 7-volume NARNIA set

THE PRINCESS BRIDE

A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIVE

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Judy Garland. 1 bio

Several large old maps

Several old prints

DAD’S TWEED COAT signed

1 old Christmas tree photo

Harding. WAY OF ALL WOMEN

MARCUS THE EPICUREAN

NEW DIRECTIONS

1956: February Issue of Manhunt Magazine with Richard Deming & Fletcher Flora & Hall Ellson & Gil Brewer & frank Kane & Sam Merwin & Jack Sword & Roy Carroll

Peter Max. Large poster book

Stephen King. 4 titles

Rick Riordan. 1 title

THINGS YOUR MOTHER ALWAYS TOLD YOU BUT YOU DIDN’T WANT TO HEAR

C.S. Lewis. SCREWTAPE LETTERS, one other

Starr Smith. JIMMY STEWART BOMBER PILOT

A WALK ACROSS AMERICA

3 old Shirley Temple books

Several old prints

DAD’S TWEED COAT signed

Several classics

Several classic children’s books

Maxx. SYRUP

4 scout manuals

TENNYSON’S POEMS

THE CARE AND FEEDING OF CHILDREN

THE WORST-CASE SCENARIO SURVIVAL HANDBOOK

VIRGINITY PRE-NUPTIAL RITES AND RITUALS

THE CELTIC WHEEL OF LIFE

ANTICRAFT

1881: February Issue of Atlantic Monthly Magazine with William M. Rosetti & Henry James (a Chapter of PORTRAIT OF A LADY) & John Fiske WHO ARE THE ARYANS?

Cooper. THE SPY leatherbound

1 baseball bio

1 musician bio

2 civil rights prints

RUSSIAN FOLKSONGS LP

1 old snapshot

1 bust of Mendelssohn

2 doodads

4 copies of WIND IN THE WILLOWS

A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

Vonnegut. 1 title

1 Disney DVD

Hemingway. OLD MAN AND THE SEA

The board game PASS OUT

1 smoking pipe display

1 magic lantern

WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE

Wilde. BALLAD OF READING GAOL

BLACK LIKE ME

1 black history title

Several Bham postcards

HARDY BOYS

1 railroad map of Alabama

1 barkeeping book

1 novel

CANDIDE leatherbound

PARADISE LOST leatherbound

LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY

1 kids’ Christmas stocking

DI VINCI CODE

MARCO POLO IF YOU CAN

Vanzant. UNTIL TODAY

Several works of philosophy

1 old car tag

WHISPER OF THE RIVER

ART OF ANCIENT GREECE

A GOOD YEAR

Agatha Christie. 3 mysteries

Lewis. THE HORSE AND HIS BOY

Marco Polo. TRAVELS

A DEATH IN THE FAMILY

1942: April 25 Issue of Liberty Magazine with Hitler Article

Stine. GOOSEBUMPS

1 BIRMINGHAM POSTCARD

HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS (Civil War-era Bible)

WORLD WAR II GERMAN WAR BOOTY

BONELESS ROAST

Farewell my Lovely

Fires

Strunk & White. The Elements of Style

Shakespeare Sonnets

1 Bham Arts Journal

Mysticism in Religion

Fuller. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

Wilson. The Occult

The Divided Self

Counter Revolution and Revolt

Grunch of Giants

1 old linen-paper kids’ book

Herbert. DUNE

Niven. 1 sci-fi title

3 sci-fi titles

Politically Correct Bedtime Stories

Modern Word Studies

The Mother Tongue

In the Heart of the Sea

All the President’s Men

The New McGuffey

Life and Work of Kate Greenway

Child’s Garden of Verses

The Lonely Doll

Dad’s Tweed Coat (signed)

Christmas Comes But Once a Year

8 photos

Lovers Always

Book of Formulas

The Christmas Story

Girls Bedroom (print)

Be Kind sticker

Watch

Button

The House of Seven Gables

Hemingway. COMPLETE POEMS

AA Big Book 2nd edition

Reed. DAD’S TWEED COAT (signed)

Lovecraft. At the Mountains of Madness

The Saga of Volsungs

Martian Time Slip

Vonnegut. The Sirens of Titan

Sword Song

Outward Bound

What if Our World is Their Heaven

Galactic Pt Healer

Eye Mother Sky

Dr. Blood Money

Vulcan’s Hammer

Dick. We Can Build You

Slaves of Space

The Man in the Japed

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Wells. The Time Machine & The War of the Worlds

Shelley. FRANKENSTEIN

Viktor Frankl. 1 title

Vonnegut. 1 title

2 popular novels

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

8 LP records

A GOODLY HERITAGE Memories of Greene County (Alabama)

1 bham postcard

1 bham refrig magnet

1 astronomy title

2 art books

1 fantasy novel

Orwell. 1984

2 Birmingham postcards

ANNA KARENINA

Paul Laurence Dunbar. COMPLETE POEMS

1 JACK REACHER novel

Vogue. A TO Z OF WINE

McNulty. PLAYBOOK OF WINE

CALIFORNIAN WINE LABEL ALBUM

Hemingway. FAREWELL TO ARMS

LP recording of BERT & ERNIE

1 BEETLE BAILEY collection

HOLY BIBLE KJV big print edition

EPAMINONDAS AND HIS AUNTIE

Vonnegut. HOCUS POCUS

Steinbeck. EAST OF EDEN

Verne. MICHAEL STROGOFF

THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON

STOLEN LEGACY

Hitler. MEIN KAMPF

Ilka Chase. 1 title

3 old publicity photos

Stacks and stacks of Larry McMurtry westerns & travel books

A large stack of kids’ books & classics

THE LITTLE LAME PRINCE

King. THE SHINING

1 novel

THE PRINCESS AND CURDIE

1 large Garfield (the cat) poster

1 wooden bookmark

MOSQUITO FLEET

Douglas Adams. 2 titles

CATCH 22

Several current & classical novels

3 old road maps

1 Funny Bones doll

1 kids’ book

1940: September Issue of Super Science Stories Magazine with Stories By Basil Wells & Neil Jones & Jack Williamson & Max C. Sheridan & Henry Andrew Ackermann & Charles Henry Mackintosh

DUNCAN UPSHAW FLETCHER Dixie’s Reluctant Progressive

ADMIRAL OF THE OCEAN SEA A Life of Christopher Columbus & THE LIFE AND VOYAGES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS leatherbounds

PULLING YOUR OWN STRINGS

Brautigan. WILLARD AND HIS BOWLING TROPHIES

5 Little Golden Books

MERRIAM-WEBSTER RHYMING DICTIONARY

Books about Faulkner & Steinbeck

DON QUIXOTE

Several old movie lobby cards

THE BAHAMAS

Baudelaire. FLOWERS OF EVIL leatherbound

Several pop culture prints

Several old prints

Isaac Asimov. 1 title

RAISING SHEEP

Montaigne. Essays

Emerson. 1 title

Goethe. FAUST

Emerson. POEMS

TRANS-PACIFIC PASSENGER SHIPS AND APPENDIX

THE TEMPTATION OF ANGELIQUE Book 7

THE DISENFRANCHISEMENT MYTH POOR WHITES AND SUFFRAGE RESTRICTION IN ALABAMA

HISTORY OF ESCAMBIA COUNTY ALABAMA

LOVE OR KILL THEM ALL

A HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING PEOPLES (COMPLETE 4-VOLUME SET, leatherbound)

WARRANT DISCS OF THE GESTAPO & KRIPO 1934-1946

5-2-16 to 5-7-16

Philip K. Dick. 2 titles

2 Bham postcards

Goldwater. GOLDWATER

Kipling. DEPARTMENT DITTIES

THE HOLY BIBLE

HP LOVECRAFT. THE CASE OF CHARLES DEXTERWARD

MAGIC, THE GATHERING

ELEMENTS OF INTELLCTUAL SCIENCE

WHO WAS DARWIN?

WICCA HANDBOOK

Starr. DREAM THEMES

BIRMINGHAM ARTS JOURNAL

Doyle. EXPLOITS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

Silva. PRINCE OF FIRE

ONE MEAL AT A TIME

TREASURE ISLAND

THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS

FIGHTING THE TRAFFIC IN YOUNG GIRLS

THE LETTERS OF KARL MARX

NEWSPAPER

1 old diploma

OLD NEWSPAPER

HARPER’S WEEKLEY

COUNTRY COOKERY

Hurston. THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD

1 old print

3 CDs

3 CDs

BOB HOPE program

1 Playboy puzzle

1 dating book

1 classical CD

3 BOOKS BY CORNELIA OTIS SKINNER

3 MUSIC BOOKS

NEW ART

18TH CENTURY PHILOSOPHERS

HUXLEY’S ESSAYS

VOIGHT DICEY SONG

O’BRIEN/RATS OF MEN

TWO HANK THE COW DOG

MR. GRUMPY AND THE FOX

BLACK BEAUTY

Marguerite Henry. 2 titles

COMPLETE POEMS BY CARL SANDBURG

Bragg. JERRY LEE LEWIS

2 christmas illustrations

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

FOODS THAT HEAL

MOTHER GOOSE

Lewis. PRINCE CASPIAN, LAST BATTLE

Riordan. TITAN’S CURSE

Baum. WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

ANIMORPHS

DAY IN DAY OUT

Keene. CLUE IN THE DIARY. CLUE IN THE OLD ALBUM

, CLUE IN THE BROKEN LOCKET

Tolstoy. ANNA KARENINA

Walters. F.A.C.O.T.S

Streeter. DEAR MABLE

Nicholson. PEARL HARBOR CHILD

Mitchell. MONSTROUS REGIMENT

King. SKELETON CREW 1ST EDITION

Roosevelt.BOOK LOVER’S GUIDE TO HOLIDAYS IN THE OPEN

Welty. COLLECTED STORIES

TREKKING THE GREAT THIRST SPORT AND TRAVELS IN THE KALAHARI DESERT

Dr. Seuss book

1 storybook

Magic Tree House title

F. Scott Fitzgerald. Leatherbound volumes of THE GREAT GATSBY & THIS SIDE OF PARADISE & BABYLON REVISITED & TALES OF THE JAZZ AGE & TALES OF THE JAZZ AGE

Vonnegut. CAT’S CRADLE (SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR) leatherbound

MANUAL FOR TYPISTS

PROSTITUTION IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

EPIGRAMS OF WIT, WISDOM AND WICKEDNESS

Robert Inman. 1 autographed title

ANT MAN movie poster

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

MAN FROM UNCLE novel

1 German miniature title

1 CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE title

4 Birmingham Postcards

FUNNY GIRL LP

1 THREE INVESTIGATORS title

William Bradford Huie. 1 title

Reed. DAD’S TWEED COAT autographed

McPhail. 3 titles

Marcus Aurelius. Works

Che Guevara. 1 title

1 novel

1 large stack of political & philosophical classics

4 LPs

GOD DELUSION

Rick Bragg. ALL OVER BUT THE SHOUTIN’

THE ALABAMA THEATRE SHOWPLACE OF THE SOUTH

Walker Percy. THE MOVIEGOER

BETSY & TACY GO DOWNTOWN

1 original NANCY DREW title

Auel. CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR

1 diet book

1 old map of Scotland

Several fairy tale and myth books

ARABIAN NIGHTS

Several sci-fi titles

3 mysteries

7 HARRY POTTER hardbacks

3 CALVIN AND HOBBES collections

1 illustrated kids’ book

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS leatherbound

1 large pop illustration book

Ambrose Bierce. 1 collection

1 sci-fi novel

2 mysteries

2 cc ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER

2 paper ephemera

VINTAGE MENCKEN

JAMES DEAN CAR TAG

Philip K. Dick. TRANSMIGRATION OF TIMOTHY ARCHER

SARDONIC VERSES OF AMBROSE BIERCE

HOLLYWOOD BABYLON II

Atwood. HANDMAID’S TALE

1 thriller

THE JUNGLE BOOKS leatherbound

THE ITALIANS FROM BISACQUINO TO BIRMINGHAM

1954: January Issue of Atlantic Monthly Magazine with Cover Color Portrait of Senator John F. Kennedy (JFK)  By Erne De Sauve

A HISTORY OF  HOOVER ALABAMA AND ITS PEOPLE

1955: June issue of Pageant Magazine with Cover photo of Barbara Wilson Plus articles on Homosexuality & the Abominable Snowman & Jayne Mansfield & Dorothy Dandridge Plus Piece by John Steinbeck

LITTLE MEN leatherbound

THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI leatherbound

THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING leatherbound

ROBIN HOOD leatherbound

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY leatherbound

Cooper. THE DEERSLAYER leatherbound

THOMAS ANDREW BENEDUM COLLECTION OF MILITARY DAGGERS April 26 2005 GREG MARTIN AUCTIONS

Steinbeck. 1 title

Christie. 1 title

Many bumper stickers and magnets & signs

3 croquet mallets

1 leatherbound ALICE IN WONDERLAND

1 limited edition ALICE IN WONDERLAND

GIRL SCOUT HANDBOOK

PETER GOWLAND’S FACE AND FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY

Maya Angelou. Poetry

Browning. SONNETS FROM THE PORTUGUESE

Eliot. MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL

Kafka. 1 title

1 Jaguar repair manual

1 gardening book

Set of books by Freud

Marshall McLuhan. 2 titles

THE ART OF COURTLY LOVE

DOMBEY & SON 2-volume set

Several classics

1 Life Magazine with Audrey Hepburn on cover

BLASTERS’ HANDBOOK

47 eggs full of Cracker Jack prizes

1 stack of old law books

Very old leatherbound copy of DON QUIXOTE

Stack of WIMPY KID and ENCYCLOPEDIA BROWN books

1 quilting book

Several WISHBONE adventures

1 MAGIC BOOK

1 poker/gambling titles

1954: January Issue of Manhunt Magazine with Richard S. Prather & Henry Kane & John Ross MacDonald & Craig Rice & Frank Kane & Harold Q. Masur & Richard Deming

THE ALPHABEAST BOOK

8 sacred harp hymnals

1 classical LP

THE AENEID leatherbound

1 stack of art books

1 novel

THE PLAYBOY BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

1982: November  Journal of the Birmingham Alabama Historical Society   town Within a City the Five Points South Neighborhood 1880-1930  with Foldout map in back

DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM (Alabama) Architectural and Historical Walking Tour Guide

MARCONI

Lawrence. SONS AND LOVERS, FOX, WOMEN IN LOVE, LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER

Hemingway. FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

Dostoevsky. BROTHERS KARAMAZOV

Fitzgerlad. TENDER IS THE NIGHT, THE LAST TYCOON

Remeini. ELECTION OF ANDREW JACKSON

Dillon. PILGRIMS

Johnston. YORKTOWN CAMPAIGN

Rutland. JAMES MADISON

Hogan. GREAT RIVER

1951: ABC OF MOTOR CAR SPOTTING (ENGLAND)

Reilly. NAME YOUR POISON

2 old Mississippi road maps

1 x-men comic book

SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION

2 sci-fi titles

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS

Collins. LANGUAGE OF GOD

Dillard. COMING HITHER

Carl Hiassen. 1 title

1 Bham refrig magnet

Schleshinger. ROBERT KENNEDY HIS LIFE AND TIMES (2 Volume Set

1 religious title

1 classic philosophy work

2 non-fiction titles

4 copies Wills. FORGOTTEN ALABAMA

3 books of poetry

1 novel

1 anthology

NATCHEZ UNDER THE HILL

THE COTTON KINGDOM

Selznick. WONDER STRUCK

1 leatherbound PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?

Several sci-fi titles

L. Ron Hubbard. 1 novel

P.G. Wodehouse. Several titles

Waterson. CALVIN AND HOBBES

2 old math books

THE BORROWERS

2 Nancy Drew titles

Other classics

1 old beat-up typewriter

Twain. HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Faulkner. THE REIVERS

A SOUVENIR OF FIRST MONDAY TRADE DAY WAY DOWN YONNER

PORTRAIT OF WINSTON CHURCHILL

1 superhero comic book

Terry Goodkind. 1 title

1 handwritten 1890′s notebook

Lang. THE CRIMSON FAIRY BOOK & THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK

2 old prints

THE ASCENT OF MAN

SQUIDDLE THE SQUID WITH A SMILE ON HIS MIDDLE

THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV leatherbound

1 large fairy tale book

William James. PRAGMATISM

4 old Little Leather Library volumes

James Joyce. ULYSSES

Khayyam. THE RUBAIYAT

1 Japanese-language books

A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE & SEVERAL OTHER CLASSICS

2 old Pez dispensers

A large stack of movie novelizations

4 DOC SAVAGE novels

CLOTILDE

5 bits of paper ephemera

i album of old theatre playbills

1 FDR bio

1 history

Burnett. THE SECRET GARDEN

Michael Connelly. 1 novel

FOXFIRE BOOK

Howard Stern. PRIVATE PARTS

CROSS STITCH

1 novel

P.G. Wodehouse. 1 title

Lawrence. Lady Chatterley’s Lover

2 old prints

Stephen King. IT

Capote. IN COLD BLOOD

Stoker. DRACULA

Anne George. 4 mysteries

Orison Swett Marden. PUSHING TO THE FRONT

1 novel

MOTORCYCLE CHUMS IN THE ADIRONDACKS

Tom Robbins. 2 titles

Philip K. Dick. 4 titles

ELVIRA life-size standup

2 sci-fi anthologies

MOVIEGOER

1 old Chaucer

A stack of novels

GRAY’S ELEGY

Beatrix Potter. 1 title

2 modern Civil War titles

1 classic novel

John D. MacDonald. 1 Travis McGee story

Charles Portis. THE DOG OF THE SOUTH

BLACK ATHLETES

Austen. EMMA

MOTHER GOOSE

BABAR ANNIVERSARY

1 old newspaper

Several old classic titles

Leatherbound works of Oscar Wilde

1 current novel

THE RUBAIYAT

ROBINSON CRUSOE

DickInson. POEMS

Donne. POEMS

25  Old Postcards

Old Letters

1 Birmingham Postcard

STORY OF A BROWNIE

1 BOXCAR CHILDREN BOOK

Robert Frost. 2 collections

1 poetry book

1 box of old book parts (for artists)

THE CLIMB

Bradbury. THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES

HOW WEST VIRGINIA WAS MADE Proceedings of the First Convention of the People of Northwestern Virginia at Wheeling 1861

THE DIVINE PYMANDER

THE MACHIAVELLIANS

JUST SIX NUMBERS

Freud. CIVILIZATION AND IT DISCONTENTS

I CHING IN MINUTES

Several business & occult titles

1 old fez

1 novel

1 Kurt Vonnegut magnet

SELF-KNOWLEDGE 1890′s

George MacDonald. MAIDEN’S BEQUEST & MINISTER’S RESTORATION & LAIRD’S INHERITANCE

Twain. TOM SAWYER (2 copies) & HUCKLEBERRY FINN (leatherbound) & AUTOBIOGRAPHY volume 1

Shellabarger. 2 novels

DAVID COPPERFIELD leatherbound

FUMBLE

1 graphic novel

2 small kids’ storybooks

1938: december 17 Collier’s Magazine gga cover  roark bradford KANSAS BROWN octavus roy cohen STRANGE HONEYMOON 2nd of 10 Installments

POGO

George MacDonald. 1 novel, 1 poem

Lofting. DR. DOLITTLE

TRIXIE BELDEN

Pringle. THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT (VOLUME ONE ONLY OF A TWO-VOLUME SET)

CADETS’ MARCH Sheet Music By Leota Stilwell for Piano  Hauman Cover Art of Marching Soldiers

Vonnegut. 1 title

Robbins. JITTERBUG PERFUME

Plath. BELL JAR

Schloat. YOUR WONDERFUL TEETH

London. CALL OF THE WILD

Bax. THREE SIPS OF GIN

HANDFUL OF HARD MEN

Richard Halliburton. 2 titles

1 MEXICO title

Several classical titles

Crawford. ELIZABETH THE QUEEN

OLD ENGLISH COFFEE HOUSES

Lewis. LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

Bogue. STAMMERING

Damon Runyan. GUYS AND DOLLS

1 birth control book

1 old comic book

Wellman. JOHN THE BALLADEER

Wooster. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A MAGDALEN  Lou Wooster   Alabama Birmingham Madam or Whore House Keeper  John Wilkes Booth Was a Patron!

Vonnegut. CAT’S CRADLE

1 music book

1931: March 21 Collier’s  Magazine Cover Gga Cheesecake Art of Aviatrix By George De Zayas & Stories By Sax Rohmer & Rube Goldberg & Frelilng Foster

1 Bham postcard

1 large old map

Atlantic Monthly. 1 old issue

NOAH’S WIFE autographed

E.O. Wilson. CONSILIENCE & NATURALIST

LIFE’S LITTLE ANNOYANCES

1 old Life Magazine

One $50 gift certificate

1 autographed photo of Chet Huntley

Maugham. 1 first edition

1 Black history title

1 novel

1 old key chain

2 old maps

Several Bham postcards

Oscar Wilde. 1 collection

1 CALVIN AND HOBBES collection

2 AMELIA BEDELIA books

Several old pieces on flight

PICASSO

1 large art book

Lao Tzu.THE WAY

1 meditation book

Charles Williams. 1 title

Nevil Shute. ON THE BEACH

2 novels

Cadell. THE TOY SWORD, THE FOX FROM HIS LAIR

Isom. THE NEWSPAPER BOY signed

Collum. DALLAS NUDE

Orwell. 1 title

1 50-year-old cigar

4 old flight books

6 books in the OUTLANDER series

1995: January Issue of Vanity Fair Magazine with Cover Photo of michael Douglas

4 manga novels

Wharton. HOUSE OF MIRTH

Hardwick. SHERLOCK HOLMES, MY LIFE AND CRIMES

Doyle. WORKS OF ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Walt Kelly. 2 POGO books

Shel Silverstein. 1 audio recording WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS

1 Brer Fox print

H.G. Wells. WAR OF THE WORLDS

Leslie’s Illustrated Magazin. 2 1906 copies

1 mouse print

Folk tales

Ray Bradbury. 1 title

2 copies DAD’S TWEED COAT signed

1 original OZ book

Several old sci-fi collections

Several novels, modern and older

1941: June 16-30 Issues of New York Times Newspaper bound volume includes book review sections & Magazines

1947: March Startling Stories Magazine  Gga Cover Pin-up Art By Belarski  Manly Wade Wellman    Murray Leinster Biography

SUBWAY SWINGER

1 bible eraser

1 campaign button

Steinbeck. EAST OF EDEN

1 Highway 78 metal sign

1 merchant metal sign

OCCUPATIONAL TITLES

Vonnegut. PLAYER PIANO

JOHN BELL HOOD

Several old art titles

A large box of beautiful old book parts & letterheads (for artists)

4 art books

1 French Language Book

Capote. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

1 Marxist work

1 philosophy title

Gilbreth. 1 humor title

Pearl Buck. Her first book

1 old novel

Stephen King. 11-22-63

Several Lobby Cards & 1 poster from BEWILDERED YOUTH movie

Julia Child. 1 cookbook

3 old mystery novels

1 title about John Lennon

1 Rolling Stones book

1 old GRATEFUL DEAD LP

T.S. Eliot issue of SEWANEE REVIEW

THE CELESTINE PROPHECY

Thorne. LAST CHANCE FOR JUSTICE autographed

1 DENNIS THE MENACE collection

1 kids’ book

2 old medical books

Life Magazines with civil rights covers

Several vintage kids’ LPs

Several music works

Welty. A WRITER’S LIFE

PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN mobile

Tolkien. HOBBIT

Wallace. INFINIT JEST

Juster. PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH

Several Shakespeare-related works

1959: May issue of Modern Man Magazine with June Wilkinson Cover  By Russ Meyer    Max Baer Feature   Illustrations By Glasser  Clementine Drew Centerfold By Bruno Bernard    Jane Dolinger

1960: April issue of Modern Man Magazine with  Jeanmarie Lussier Cover  Jack Brabham  Barbara Hines  martha Raye  Jane Dolinger Jayne Mansfield  Diane thornton Centerfold

Biemiller. STARBOY

Grace Livingston Hill. 1 title

1 Southern Living cookbook

1 Barbie poster

2 bookmarks

1 figure swizzle stick

Emilie Loring. 1 title

2 classical works

HIEROGLYPHS

1 MISTER BILL poster

1 SUPERMAN/CLARK KENT poster

Several horror collections

1 rock LP

2 LP recordings

Lord. A NIGHT TO REMMEBER

WEST SIDE STORY

ROMEO AND JULIET

E. Nesbit. 1 title

1 WILLIE NELSON bio

Several old science titles

2 Alabama civil rights/history titles

A number of military, wartime & gun titles

Several needlework titles

DRACULA leatlherbound

CHARLEY O

8 old paperback western novels

Miller. TROPIC OF CANCER

Old COMMERCIAL LAW book

CONFESSIONS OF AN OPIUM EATER

1 Russian-language limited edition miniature book, signed

Kerouac. ON THE ROAD

Allende. 2 novels

Kundera. 1 novel

MONUMENT TO AN ERA The Life and Art of Ben Hampton

1 England map

Several literary tomes

1 proverb book for kids

2 old western pulp magazines

HOW NOT TO WORRY ABOUT THE LOVE LIFE OF SPIDERS

2 HAPPY HOLLISTERS titles

Several childhood American history books

Many scholarly school titles

3 titles on/by T.S. Eliott

Gee. THE FRIENDLY HOUSE AND THE THRILLING ADVENTURES OF THE LITTLE MAN WHO BUILT IT

3 more obscure Tolkien titles

Wolfe. THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST

MRS. PIGGLE WIGGLE

1 unabridged dictionary

Lewis Mumford. 1 title

Hemingway. 1 title

Lawrence. LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER

James Joyce. ULYSSES

Arthur C. Clarke. 2010

1 sci-fi title

Robert Bloch. STRANGE EONS

HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

4 old novels

THE GASTON MOTEL

1 Mariah Carey CD

3 old kids’ titles

HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA

THINK AND GROW RICH

Howard Thurman. THE CENTERING MOMENT

Kip. DOUBLE WITNESS OF THE CHURCH

4 CD’s

1 Poetry book by William Blake

Omar Sharif. Autobio

ALABAMA MOUNDS TO MISSILES

1 Doris Boyd Birmingham photo

1 kids’ book

1 kids’ monster book

Jane Austen. 1 title

THE MARKS OF AN EDUCATED MAN

Several LP recordings

1 rock & roll print

Wolfe. YOU CAN’T GO HOME AGAIN

BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS STORYBOOK

ANDY KAUFMAN bio

1 thriller paperback

TRAVELS OF BARTRAM

1 war history

1 sci-fi title

Guterson. SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS

Bill Bryson. I’M A STRANGER HERE

FIRST GRADE READER

Perry. WOMEN OF HOMER

Dante. DIVINE COMEDY

Harris. MIRACLE IN BIRMINGHAM

Peale. POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING

Griffin. BLACK LIKE ME

1930: August 11 Issue of Time Magazine With Cover Photo of Duchess of York Plus Inside photo of Edward of Wales Plus Review of LONE COWBOY By Will James

1935: February 23 issue of Liberty Magazine with Cover Illustration of Blonde Skiing Near a Guy Crashing  Plus Article on Grace Moore

15 Birmingham postcards

THE VALLEY AND THE HILLS

4 small doodads

1 framed bas relief man

Scott. ROB ROY

TASSO’S JERUSALEM DELIVERED

3 LPs

3 Buddhist tracts

THE INNOCENT MRS. DUFF AND DEATH IN THE LIMELIGHT AND THE TROUBLE AT TURKEY HILL

1960: Vol 2 # 1  Candida Magazine

FAIRY TALES

Several novels

ANIMAL FARM

1 old print

TIN-TIN

MEIN KAMPF

Talbot Mundy. 2 titles

CHARLIE O.

MR. MCGUFFEY’S READERS

Many old glossy publicity photos

Several old prints

Dante. DIVINE COMEDY

Several CDs

1 Donald Trump CD

Several old comic books

1 Newsweek Magazine on racism

Bunches of kids’ prints & Disney comic books

THE IMMIGRANT LEFT IN THE UNITED STATES

Hemingway. OLD MAN AND THE SEA

Davis. ONE MAN’S WAY

Johnson. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN X-COLORED MAN

RECONSTRUCTION IN THE SOUTH

REPORT OF THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE

Hinton. OUTSIDERS

Hammett. MALTESE FALCON

2 WIMPY KID BOOKS

Matheson. I AM LEGEND

1 lighted Santa figure

Windham. SOUTHERN COOKING TO REMEMBER

Several classical & Asian LPs

1 modern cookbook

1 religious tract

4 Eloise Wilkins-illustrated books

Several old children’s fairy-tale titles

Darwin. ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES

2 turn-of-century titles

NATURAL PERFUME MATERIALS A Study of Concretes Resinoids Floral Oils and Pomades

COME LET US CHANGE THIS WORLD Selections from Maudoodi’s Writings

Conroy. MY LOSING SEASON signed

1 large piece of quartz

1 leatherbound Darwin

3 pinup prints

3 vintage Hardy Boys titles

4 old Wrestling magazines

3 Birmingham Postcards

Stewart. ROSE COTTAGE

Box of Tarot Cards

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

Brinkley. WORLD WAR 11 AXIS ASSAULT

Watkins. GREAT DEPRESSION

Morris. MARCUS DUPREE

2 Birmingham postcards

CALL TO DUTY

A number of editions of The Tao

Dream books

Poetry titles

1 galaxy calendar

Kathryn Tucker Windham. 2 ghost books

Frank Herbert. 3 titles

1 LOLITA soundtrack LP

Ginsberg. 1 title

1 current novel

2 military titles

1 old kids’ series hardback

2 eggs with prizes

5 Kentucky cookbooks

Haggard. KING SOLOMON’S MINES

2 poetry titles

Thorne. NOAH’S WIFE signed

1 book about cats

BRAIN SEX

Bunches and gobs of Little Golden Books and Wonder Books

UNCLE REMUS STORIES

Erich Fromm. 1 title

1 large old metal Sinclair Oil sign

1958: October 27 issue of Life Magazine with Cover Photo of College of Cardinals St. Peter’s Plus Synagogue Bombing in Atlanta Plus Boris Pasternak

1 old 1950′s Life Magazine

1 nature book

1 old novel

De Saint-Exupery. 1 title

Pynchon. 1 title

Several classic titles

THE ALCHEMYST

Edgar Allan Poe. WORKS OF

1 small old leatherbound title

Bradbury. FAHRENHEIT 451

Hill. THINK AND GROW RICH

BLINK

1955: August Issue of Playboy Magaine with Mermaid Cover Photo & Charles Beaumont & Dave Brubeck & P. G. Wodehouse & Leroy Neiman

Armes. THE STORY OF COAL AND IRON IN ALABAMA 1972 Facsimile edition of the Original Book

Several aeronautical pieces

1 old self-help title

Ross MacDonald. 4 thrillers

1 Jack Reacher title

Robert Jordan. 2 hardbacks

Several sci-fi titles

Old optometry book

1 old Arthurian title

4 vintage automobile posters

1 old Life Magazine

2 Spanish language titles

Robert Frost. 1 title

Reed. DAD’S TWEED COAT signed

Entrekin. CASTING FOR THE CUTTHROAT

Harper. LOVE SONGS FROM PSYCHOPATHS

2 OZ books

Kin. 11-22-63

Several classic novels

THE RIVER CONGO

AURORA DAWN

2 old Boy Scout calendars

THIRTEEN TENNESSEE GHOSTS AND JEFFREY

JEFFREY INTRODUCES 13 MORE SOUTHERN GHOSTS

Stephen King. 3 vintage titles

SHREK

Dr. Seuss. 1 title

Bradbury. DANDELION WINE

CLARA BARTON

Dick. MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE

Jack London. STORIES OF

Burke Davis. JEB STUART

WORKS OF H.G. WELLS

1 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. title

Chesterton. MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY

Harper Lee. GO SET A WATCHMAN

1 old cookbook

2 classic novels

THE SCARLET LETTER red leather binding

Graham Hancock. 1 title

Tim Callahan. 1 title

PHENIX CITY: THE WICKEDEST CITY IN AMERICA

WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE leatherbound

1 kid book

1 large poseable Superman doll

Silverstein. WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS

Several Birmingham postcards

Whitman. LEAVES OF GRASS

1 old Southern cookbook

Maya Angelou. 1 title

3 kids’ books

1 Disney DVD

Spyri. HEIDI

3 old novels

Orwell. 1984 & ANIMAL FARM

Heinlein. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND

Collins. MOCKINGJAY,  HUNGER GAMES

3 SCI-FI KID BOOKS

NINE-MILE SWAMP A Story of the Loomis Gang

Lumley. Several sci-fi titles

A number of fantasy & sci-fi books

Balzac. 1 title

1 old novel

Victor Hugo. 1 novel

1 Native American title

1 book about MARILYN MONROE

A number of old postcards

Matheson. THE SHRINKING MAN

2 old leatherbound photo albums

A number of old snapshots

Willie Nelson. A TALE OUT OF LUCK

Stephens. A FEW THOUGHTS

1888: May 29  Harper’s Young People  Gilbert Gaul  James Buckham  George Makepeace Towle  Lucy C. Lillie  Herr brockmann’s Wonderful Performers  Charles Ledyard Norton  Allan Forman  margaret Johnson  Margaret E. Sangster  Charles henry Webb

1970: THE WRETCHED MESS CALENDAR

MacDonald. PRINCESS AND THE GOBLIN

Rowling. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE

WATERSHIP DOWN

McCarthy. THE ROAD

Travers. Several Mary Poppins titles

Warner. Several Boxcar Children titles

Alice Hoffman. 1 title

WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS

1 antique men’s clothing sign

1 old metal sign

Reed. DAD’S TWEED COAT signed

1952: KODAK Yearbook of EAU CLAIRE HIGH SCHOOL IN WISCONSIN

1971: March 22 Time Magazine with Cover Illustration of George C. Scott

THE MOORES CREEK BRIDGE CAMPAIGN, 1776 (SIGNED & INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR)

Bradbury. DANDELION WINE

1 novel

Martin. THE DOLL PEOPLE

Camus. 3 titles

2 Zen books

1 stack of vintage early paperbacks

Capote. 1 title

Heller. CATCH 22

2 novels

Coleridge. RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

1 fantasy title

EXPERIMENT IN GERMANY

2 novels

Poe. COMPLETE STORIES

Raymond Carver. 1 title

Salinger. CATCHER IN THE RYE

Kesey. ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST

Freud. 3 titles

1 kid story book

Samuel Smiles. 1 title

Dante. THE DIVINE COMEDY

LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

2 kids’ books

Several kids’ LP story recordings

WHISTLING MOUNTAIN MYSTERY

1 DVD

3 Christian books

5 Football Programs University of ALabama

Strode. JEFFERSON DAVIS AMERICAN PATRIOT (signed)

Stephen King. 2 titles

Sesame Street. RUBBER DUCKY 45rpm

Browne. HISTORY OF FOREST PARK

Moody. BOB MOODY’S BIRMINGHAM

Groom. AVIATORS

Stevenson.  TWO MRS. ABBOTS

Dahl. THE BFG

COFFEE WITH GROUCHO

THORNHOLD

1 old watch

Travers. MARY POPPINS OF CHERRY TREE LANE

Windham. JEFFREY’S LATEST 13

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

MAGIC TREEHOUSE

GUIDE TO PHYSICAL FITNESS

1942: August issue of Country Gentleman Magazine  with Cover Illustration By Thomas Hart Benton of Blacks Picking Cotton

1962: May 25 Issue of Life Magazine with Cover Photo of Prince Juan Carlos Wedding Plus LOLITA Movie Plus Ray Bolger

1 original PAC MAN manual

1 large linen-covered children’s picture book

1 sci-fi tv series book

Wouk. AURORA DAWN

2 WIMPY KID titles

1 art design book

MY BOOKHOUSE several volumes

2 RICK BRANT titles

King. TENNIS TO WIN

BILL TALBERT’S WEEKEND TENNIS

BRADEN’STENNIS FOR THE FUTURE

HOW TO PLAY CHAMPIONSHIP TENNIS

William Faulkner. 1 title

D.H. Lawrence. 1 title

1 Gershwin album

1 color slide

1 photo negative

MARLEY & ME

IN THE HAND OF DANTE

Primo Levi. 1 book

THE NEGRO IN THE MAKING OF AMERICA

2 trading cards

Several pieces of paper ephemera

1 large art book

Lawrence. SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM

Tolkien. THE HOBBIT

1 Frank Sinatra LP

1969: February 10 issue of Sports Illustrated  Magazine with Cover Photo of Basketballer Bud Ogden

3 old copies of Sports Illustrated

F. Scott Fitzgerald. 1 title

Several popular novels

BIRMINGHAM SKETCHES FROM 1871 THROUGH 1921

TANNEHILL GHOST STORIES AND OTHER SELECTED SHORTS

Life Magazine with Roy Campanella on cover

1965: July 30 Issue of Life Magazine with Cover Photo of Mickey Mantle plus  Oskar Werner & Shirley Temple’s Daughter  & Bogallusa Race Demonstrations

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

HISTORY OF GEORGIA

3 LPs

LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

1 nursery rhyme book

1 poetry gift book

LANEY LINEAGE

LITTLE QUEEN ESTHER

FORBIDDEN FAMILY

1 bound volume of 1933 British movie magazines

1 Mario Lanza LP

1 Limelighters LP

1 old TARZAN comic book

1 old DENNIS THE MENACE comic

SAD SACK &SGT. BILKO comics

2 JUNIOR CLASSICS comics

Revolutionary War LP recording

1 NARNIA hardback

e.e. cummings. Complete poems

1 wartime novel

Several popular titles

A DREAM COME TRUE Volume 1 THE STORY OF MADISON COUNTY AND INCIDENTALLY OF ALABAMA AND THE UNITED STATES

Portis. TRUE GRIT

ROBIN HOOD

SHANE

THE LONE RANGER RIDES AGAIN

1 book about fruit

SAHARA

BLACK VOICES

Raines. MY SOUL IS RESTED

JAZZ IN JULY CD

Giddings. WHEN AND WHERE I ENTER

1941: March 3 Time Magazine   Gary Cooper Cover

LITTLE QUEEN ESTHER

1 cigarette advertising mirror

1 folding chair/cane

ALABAMA RAILROADS

Raines. FLY FISHING THROUGH THE MID-LIFE CRISIS

8 NARNIA related titles

1 mystery novel

1 very large USA map

2 CD’s

COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT SINCE 1946

1 large Tarzan print

1 Alabama refrig magnet

Ryan. THE LAST BATTLE

CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN

1966: March 25 Issue of Life Magazine with LSD cover Plus astronauts  & Gwen Verdon

Rick Bragg. 1 new title

1 cookbook

1 fantasy novel

HANK WILLIAMS

Wayne Flynt. POOR BUT PROUD

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Morgan. A TIME TO SPEAK

1969: April 30 Catalog for FREDERICK’S OF HOLLYWOOD

Faulkner. 1 title

Twain. TOM SAWYER

GREEK MYTHS

Douglas Adams. 1 title

A dozen vintage sci-fi titles

PECULIAR CHILDREN

Milosz. 1 collection

1 JIM MORRISON title

Sach. MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT

Walker Percy. 2 titles

Wodehouse. 2 titles

C. Wright Mills. POWER POLITICS AND PEOPLE

Lasch. REVOLT OF THE ELITES

Deutscher. THE PROPHET (Trotsky)

2 old prints

1 old comic book

1 GOOSEBUMPS title

3 mysteries

1968: March 29 issue of Life Magazine with Cover Photo Full-Length shot of Jane Fonda as Barbarella in space Suit

1972: June 9 Issue of Life Magazine with Cover Photo of Bella Abzug Plus George McGovern & Czar Nicholas & Anastasia Plus Duke of Windsor Death plus Review of “black” Films BUCK AND THE PREACHER & THE LEGEND OF NIGGER CHARLEY & SOUL SOLDIER & COOL BREEZE

1969: March 7 issue of Life Magazine with Cover photo of Richard Nixon in Crowd of Berliners

1 popular mystery

2 old magazines

2 transcendentalist titles

3 business titles

historical Notes farrar Lodge No. 8 f & A M Organized March 5, 1821 Sesquicentennial Celebration birmingham Alabama June 12 1971

Philip K. Dick. 1 title

Langston Hughes. 1 collection

Ferlinghetti. 1 poetry book

1 stereopticon card

1 1911 tabloid

1 local humor book

FAHRENHEIT 451

Several classic novels

Isom NEWSPAPER BOY

Stevenson. DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE

Churchill. PAINTING AS A PASTTIME

1 Disney DVD film

Heinlein. STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND

Several medical titles

WHERE THE BOYS ARE cover Connie Francis (2 copies)

2006: October Issue of Art in America Magazine Featuring Articles on Samuel Palmer, David Smith, Jenny Holzer, Josiah McElheny, Betye Saar, Nicole Eisenman, Sasika Olde Wolbers, Frances Barth

THE SERPENT SLAYER

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Bio of the Wright brothers

1 entymology reference book

1 history title

1 book on the Irish

Several old key chains

John Crowley. 1 title

Several titles on Robert E. Lee & other historical figures

Several Asian prints

Several classic sci-fi titles

2 old maps

2 Tolkien titles

3 old Sports Illustrated magazines

3 etiquette books

1 toy

Roark Bradbord. 2 titles

1 old photo

THE SHIPPING NEWS

CLARA BARTON RED CROSS PIONEER

VIRGIL GRISSOM

NURSES THREE

ANGEL OF MERCY

STORY OF CLARA BARTON

3 Civil War prints

Heinlein. 3 titles

Several Civil War titles

2 old Alabama road maps

Tolkien. MR. BLISS

Capote. IN COLD BLOOD

Bill Bryson. 1 title

L’Engle. 1 title

Milne. 2 titles

Tolkien. THE SILMARILLION

2 old comic books

1 poetry title

1 horror comic book

1 photo of George & Lurleen Wallace

1952: February 25 issue of Life Magazine

Weitzman. SUPER POWER

1962: February 23 issue of Life Magazine with Cover Photo of Shirley MacLaine Plus Articles on Sonny Liston & charles Addams

DELMAR’S DELIGHTS: SEAFOOD RECIPES

THREE YEARS IN THE SOUTHERN ARMY

Dyer. “FIGHTIN’ JOE” WHEELER

Toole. CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES

BRIDGES

GREAT GATSBY

1 novel

LORD OF THE FLIES

Carl Sagan. COSMOS

THE PLAGUE

Several philosophy titles

Walker Percy. 2 titles

3 books on jazz

WIT & WISDOM OF HARRY TRUMAN

Imhof. ALABAMA BIRDS

1 leaf poster

9 Birmingham postcards

2 OLD PRINTS

2 Little Leather Library volumes

1 old shoe ad

3 Publicity Photos

3 Bumper Stickers

LITTLE BLACK SAMBO

1 James Bond title

TALES OF UNCLE REMUS (1896 EDITION)

Damon Runyon. POEMS FOR MEN

Sherman Alexie. BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING

MODERN POETRY FROM AFRICA

Szybist. GRANTED

Ashbery. APRIL GALLEONS

3 mysteries

1 rock bio

1 IKE lapel pin

REYNARD THE FOX

Mircea Eliade. MYTH AND REALITY

1968: April 19 issue of Life Magazine with Mrs. Martin Luther King at Funeral Service, the impact of Martin Luther King plus Reviews of THE LATENT HETEROSEXUAL & BELLE DE JOUR Plus Part 3 of Egypt Series

1971: March 5 Issue of Life Magazine with Cover photo of Muhammad Ali & Joe Frazier & articles on Lt. Calley & Timothy Dalton as Heathcliff

Two American history books

1 old Life Magazine (Marilyn Monroe)

DAD’S TWEED COAT autographed

Dostoyevsky. NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND

THE BOY MECHANIC Book 2 1000 THINGS FOR BOYS TO DO

1865: November Issue of Harper’s New Monthly Magazine (MAGAZINE IS DISBOUND BUT COMPLETE) with ascent of Popocatepetl & HOW TO REDEEM WOMAN’S PROFESSION FROM DISHONOR & RECOLLECTIONS OF GENERAL ROUSSEAU (Civil War) & OUR MUTUAL FRIEND By Charles Dickens

1 Nazi history title

Steve Martin. SHOP GIRL

Steinbeck. GRAPES OF WRATH

Adams. 1 DILBERT book

1 book on rocks

VELVETEEN RABBIT

1 small art book

1 small old leatherbound title

1969: March 14 issue of Life Magazine with Cover Photo of Apollo 9 LEM Rocket

Keyes. FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON

Bradbury. ILLUSTRATED MAN and MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY

CRYSTAL SHIP

Russel. BERTRAM RUSSELL’S BEST

Freud. CIVILIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS

Rand. ATLAS SHRUGGED

3 Matt Groening titles

3 modern mysteries

Reed. DAD’S TWEED COAT signed

Rumi. POETRY

Emerson. COLLECTED WORKS

Stephen King. 1 title

1 2000 Elvis calendar

1 book about London

Cohen. CHILD OF EVIL (first Published Serially as THERE’S ALWAYS A NEXT TIME) & I LOVE YOU AGAIN (later title was THERE’S ALWAYS TIME TO DIE)

Terrill. MAO A Biography

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3-8-16 to 3-12-16

1 very old newspaper

2 LP recordings

Peter Arno. 1 collection

Tolkien. 1 bio

Hemingway. STORIES

Darwin. ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES

Some prize-filled eggs

Edgar Allan Poe. 1 title

2 novels

IVANHOE

MARIE ANTOINETTE

BEN HUR

Newell. THE HOLE BOOK

OLDEST LIVING CONFEDERATE WIDOW TELLS ALL

ALABAMA history

LASSIE Big Little Book

LITTLE WOMEN

KIDNAPPED

C. Day Lewis. 1 collection

20 VHS episodes of INSPECTOR MORSE

3 old books

1 old recipe pamphlet

3 contemporary mystery novels

1 kid magic book

Umberto Eco. 1 title

Pohl. SPACE MERCHANTS

1 unabridged dictionary

2 philosophy references

A bunch of philosophy & feminist titles

Freud. 1 title

Thomas Mann. 1 title

Truman Capote. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S

A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ

Jack Douglas. 1 title

Several kids’ science books

Walter Scott. 2 volumes of poetry

Several classics

1 19th-century cookbook

1 Birmingham history

Walt Kelly. 1 POGO collection

Kopp. NO HIDDEN MEANINGS

ORAL SURGERY

MODERN MASTERS OF ETCHING JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER

Stephen King. 1 title

1 James Joyce biography

2 murder mysteries

Welty. COLLECTED STORIES

Hudson. GREEN MANSIONS

Benson. MAKE WAY FOR LUCIA

15-MINUTE LOW-CARB RECIPES

WRITINGS OF ALBRECHT DURER

PIERRE-AUGUSTE RENOIR

SWISS MEDIEVAL TAPESTRIES

JAMES MCNEILL WHISTLER

A BODY OF DIVINITY, OR THE SUM AND SUBSTANCE OF CHRISTIAN RELIGION (Sixth Edition, “corrected and Much Enlarged By the Author) 1670

Bill Bryson. 1 title

John Steinbeck. 1 title

NAZI GERMANY

Several WWII books

WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE

Tennyson. 1 ancient book of verse

Gardner. THE LOST BOYS

Pauline Kael. Book on film criticism

Fran Lebowitz. 1 title

INDEPENDENT FILMS

2 old prints

Schroeder, Doris. GUNSMOKE Big Little Book

2 Star Trek collections

1 old tinted print

Harry Crews. 1 title

ALABAMA’S BEST RESTAURANTS COOKBOOK

1 current novel

HAMILTON. mythology

GULLIVER’S TRAVELS

Stribling. THE STORE

FEAR GOD

Hoving. 2 titles

Several bartending guides

2 old cookbooks

ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER

Look & Life magazines from the 1950′s

1945: RUSSELL’S SOUTHEAST BUS AND HOTEL GUIDE Alabama Florida Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Mississippi North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee Virginia West Virginia

Enid Blyton. 2 Noddy books

1 prize egg

Lee. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (signed)

Elie Wiesel. 1 title

1937: December  Fiction Parade and Golden Book  G.k. Chesterton   walter brooks Story FORTUNE BECKONS MR. BEED  author of freddy the pig

1945: JUNE 23 SATURDAY EVENING POST George S. Patton Article

Plath. THE BELL JAR

2 classic novels

William Faulkner. 1 title

Several classical authors

1 French title

1 book of poetry

Picard. MARRIAGE IS MURDER

Harris. WHAT ANGLES FEAR

Walker. CAN’T KEEP A GOOD WOMAN DOWN

ANTHOLOGY OF MODERN POETS

MODERN AMERICAN POETS

WORDSWOTH

Silverstein. WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS

Whitman. LEAVES OF GRASS

Allende. 1 title

Dr. Seuss. 1 title

Several novels

PEER GYNT

Several classics

Mart Twain. 1 volume

HISTORY OF JAMES BOND

Whitman. LEAVES OF GRASS

Faulkner. UNVANQUISHED

Mosley. RL’s DREAM

ODE TO BIILLY JOE

Douglas. SERPENT WIFE

FEAR GOD AND WALK HUMBLY

1 kid book

1 art book

Several old hymnals & spellers

Iceberg Slim. PIMP

Robertson. GREATEST THING

1921: COROLLA YEARBOOK OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA

1922: COROLLA Yearbook of the University  of Alabama

A COLLEGE PRIMER OF WRITING

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2-29-16 to 3-5-16

1 refrig magnet

Rilke. Several titles

Dylan Thomas. 1 title

Omar Khayyam. THE RUBAIYAT

3 old math books

2 old mysteries

1 Zen book

THE ANNOTATED ALICE

A TOLKIEN BESTIARY

John Steinbeck. 1 title

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S DVD film

Edgar Allan Poe. TALES

Heinlein. DOOR INTO SUMER

Many, many Little Golden Books & Wonder Books & Disney Books

Several old prints

Norman Rockwell. 1 collection

ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (3 copies)

1 old Life Magazine (Kim Novak cover)

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

CATCHER IN THE RYE

Several old school readers

PRINCE OF FROGTOWN

ARAB JACK the Adventures of a London Boy in The Soudan  dime Novel One Shilling Colorful action Cover Art

Several vintage PEANUTS cartoon collections

1 other cartoon collection

SONG OF THE SEA FROM RUDYARD KIPLING’S VERSE

1 novel

THE CLASS OF ’42 MARINES IN WW II

POOR RICHARD’S ALMANACKS

1 knitting book

1 sewing book

O YE JIGS AND JULEPS!

DOVIE

2 black history titles

CHOCTAW COUNTY CHRONICLES A History of Choctaw County Mississippi

Ferrol Sams. 1 title

1 old menu

George Bush. 1 title

1 African title

Several philosophy & history titles

2015: November 1 issue of New York Times Book Review Magazine

1 satire

Wallace Stevens. 1 title

12 Tolkien titles

3 large foreign wall maps

2 Harry Potter novels

Sheet Music for CHOPSTICKS WITH VARIATIONS FOR PIANO By John Thompson

1 astronomy book

Abner Dean. 1 title

Carl Jung. 1 title

Map of the heavens

THE LEADERSHIP GAP

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2-22-16 through 2-27-16

.Jakes. THE FORTUNES OF BRAK

THE ANARCHIST COOKBOOK

Lee. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Jules Verne. 1 title

Agatha Christie. 2 titles

2 large photo books on Alabama

Ogden Nash. 1 title

BIRMINGHAM THEN AND NOW

1 philosophy books

Stephen King. 1 title

1 35mm slide

Shakespeare. 1 title

Ray Bradbury. 3 titles

King. THE SHINING

3 century-old novels

1 POW bracelet

Several middle eastern-language titles

Several German language title

THE ECONOMICS OF TAXATION

1914: May 30 Issue of Collier’s Magazine with Cover Art By J. C. Leyendecker of Soldier Playing Taps & Jack London Article & Back Page ad for Nyal’s Face Cream

MAGNOLIA SPRINGS COOKBOOK

Many works of philosophy and history

Many copies of Elsie Dinsmore books by Martha Finley

1 Disney DVD film

Philip K. Dick. 1 title

H. P. Lovecraft. 1 title

Isaac Asimov. 1 title

Abbot. FLATLAND

A stack of Soldier of Fortune Magazines

Several war histories

Hamilton. THE ROMAN WAY

Steinbeck. THE RED PONY slipcased

Washington Irving. 1 leatherbound title

LIVING WELSH

POETRY ON FOURTH

Hardy. RETURN OF THE NATIVE

2 FRENCH NOVELS

Mitchell. GONE WITH THE WIND

5 Birmingham postcards

1 Bham refrig magnet

3 LP albums (HOMER & JETHRO, JACKSON BROWNE, CHARLIE BYRD)

1 kids’ board book

2 show biz books

8 MAD MAGAZINES

12 MAD PAPERBACKS

Twain. GREAT SOTRIRES

neilsen. LITTLE GREEN HANDBOOK

Duckett. RAPS

Bukowski. PEOPLE LOOK LIKE FLOWERS IN THE SPRING

1947: September “See” Magazine with cover Color Photo of Myra Keck in Red Swimsuit & spread on john Garfield & Lilli Palmer in “Body & Soul”

1968: June 28 Issue of Life Magazine with Jefferson Airplane cover  Okys Frabj Zapp Artucke

Lots of very old German-language books

Several philosophy titles

VIRGIL’S AENEID

Robinson. COLLECTED POEMS

Bancroft. MISCELLANIES

AN ALABAMA CHRISTMAS signed

DAD’S TWEED COAT signed

Robert McCammon. 2 titles

Truman Capote. 2 titles

Agatha Christie. 2 titles

CIVIL WAR TO CIVIL RIGHTS A Pictorial History of Selma Alabama

Flannery O’Connor. COMPLETE STORIES

William Faulkner. AS I LAY DYING

Andrew Glaze. OVERHEARD AT THE DRUG STORE

Robert Burns. COMPLETE WORKS

Irene Latham. COLOR OF LOST ROOMS autographed

MINIATURES OF MODERN ARTISTS a Miniature Book

Truman Capote. 4 titles

Toni Morrison. 3 titles

2 civil rights works

1 needlework title

Vonnegut. SUN MOON STAR

Puzo. THE GODFATHER

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S DVD film

Several old cooking pamphlets

DULLES bio

JFK bio

Two presidential histories

Turgenev. FATHERS AND SONS

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

1 Old Print

CALDER art book

Gymnastics book

1 book on pirates

1 book on presidents

Rudyard Kipling. 1 title

Several kids’ books

Recipes and Lore from Each Alabama County AROUND THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE from the Alabama Legislative Wives Club 1975-1979 Cookbook

Brown. ALABAMA MOUNDS TO MISSILES

Bledsoe. AN ESSAY ON LIBERTY AND SLAVERY

1958 Lobby Card Color scene from TARZAN’S FIGHT FOR LIFE Depicting Gordon Scott with Jane and boy, who is Holding Spears

Leslie Ford. RENO RENDEZVOUS

HISTORY OF ALABAMA AND INCIDENTALLY OF GEORGIA AND MISSISSIPPI FROM THE EARLIEST PERIOD with index laid in

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WHAT’S BETTER THAN INHALING BEHIND AN IDLING BUS?

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WHAT’S BETTER THAN INHALING BEHIND AN IDLING BUS?

She is standing before an old stained-glass church that houses the honors program at a local university. She is working on her tobaccolaureate degree.

Alone, she puffs away, gazing wistfully at the branches of a big tree, who knows what,  going through her mind.

If you take time to look, you’ll see other nicotined scholars, only they seem more isolated than they were prior to the advent of palmed phones.

Back then, puffers were the last sociable people on earth. They stood in groups before buildings high and low, chatting and sharing and signifying and learning more about each other than they’d ever learn inside their cocooned work places, where they stared at  screens or dozed spasmodically or filed nails or filed files.

Outside, in the particulated air, they grew to know little things about the people they seldom spoke with once inside the buildings.

Then, the pod people devices came along, so that now, even though puffers still stand outside, many only talk into the ether to people whose bodies are not present, ignoring fellow solitudes who stand just inches away, talking into their armpits as if their conversations deal with life-threatening issues. Or they speak silently with pecking thumbs.

Me? What do I inhale each day that is half better than what these folks inhale?

Well, here at the shop, the fragrances embedded within old books and newspapers and magazines and ink blotters and documents and brochures and maps are fragrances unlike any you’ll ever experience elsewhere. They blend with the inherent fragrances of old high-rag-content paper, old highly acidic paper, to be fermented and reborn as new and more mysterious fragrances.
To gain the attention of an old bookie like me,  just dab some of that fragrance behind your earlobe and pass by. “There’s something about that customer,” I’ll say to myself.
So, the book addict is standing inside the 1890′s building that houses the last and final old rare bookstore in the region. He is working on his bookalaureate degree.

Alone, he inhales the gossamer essences, gazing wistfully at centuries of tomes stacked about him, who knows what, going through his mind

 © 2016 A.D. by Jim Reed

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THE ART OF FLOOR-TO-CEILING IMAGINEERING

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THE ART OF FLOOR-TO-CEILING IMAGINEERING 

Jimmy Three is lying flat on his back in the living room of his family home. He is staring at the hard-plaster ceiling and contemplating the cracks that zigzag here and there, going nowhere in particular. Jimmy Three is just a kid, back here in the 1950′s when this scene is taking place.

Alone in the asbestos-shingled bungalow he shares with two parents, two sisters, two brothers, he is enjoying the silence of the moment and doing what he does best: ruminating and cogitating and fantasizing and thinking real hard.

Right now, Jimmy Three is wondering where his inspirations are buried. Over the years, he has hidden things so that he or somebody might find these things and gleefully re-experience them someday. For instance, there is a note squirreled away between the insulation  and roofing in the back of the house, and he can no longer get to the note. He has no idea what this message to himself says, because it has been so long since he hid it there during construction of the room.

In the back yard is another secreted treasure–a small box with important but now forgotten objects that he wants to dig up. However, he is unable to locate the spot because the secret map to this burial site is also missing.

Jimmy Three blinks and stares harder at the ceiling, massaging ideas and poems and stories in his head but not yet being brave enough to set them down on paper. These compositions will float and flourish for decades until the day comes when he will regurgitate them in the form of columns and books and blasts and blogs and podcasts. Some will remain hidden. Some will inspire others. Some will simply exist.

Finally, life intervenes and motivates Jimmy Three to arise from the floor, dust himself off, grab a snack, pocket a pad of writing paper and a pencil, and leave the house before any family members return. They might not understand the significance of his lying afloor and appearing to be doing not a thing in the world.

Another hidden note: Jimmy Three knows that these few minutes have been busy and activity-filled and reanimating for him. He knows, too, that those in the family who are not imagineers will think him idle.

But he also is aware that there are fellow dreamers among them who will someday blossom and expose their hidden treasures to appreciators, too.

Appreciators who will have not a clue as to how much floor-time goes into molding a work of art into something visible or audible

 © 2016 A.D. by Jim Reed

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RELATIVE RELATIVITY

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RELATIVE RELATIVITY

 DEAR DIARY:

Einstein was right. Everything is relative.

What Einstein failed to go on to say is: Relativity is EVERYTHING. In fact, relativity is EVERYBODY.

We are all related in some manner, a fact at once beguiling and frustrating, at times horrifying to think (did I really come from the same evolutionary roots as that third-world dictator and that European princess?), and at times provocative (I may share wellsprings with Einstein himself or Nelson Mandela, or even Charlie Chaplin).

If we are all kin, most of us don’t like to admit it except when it’s convenient.

Sometimes, the same folks who go on and on about how they’ve traced their roots all the way back to King Henry or the Vikings, are the same folks who don’t like to talk about the fact that if they go far enough back before that, they are also kin to Kunta Kinte, Adolf Hitler, Moses, Rube Goldberg, Henny Youngman and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Within the bowels, we share common ancestry–and you have to believe that, whether you’re an evolutionist or a religionist.

So, if we’re all in the same family, why do we treat cousins and sisters and offspring different from neighbors, foreigners and aliens? Why is our own blood so much more palatable than a stranger’s? Why are my lawn weeds nicer than your lawn weeds?

It’s not only a small world, it’s a world interwoven with genes and bloodlines and ancestries. Unfortunately, it’s also a world of many fences and few gates, a world of barely-suppressed hostility that can become offensive at any given moment, a world of more should-have’s than can-do’s, a world where the meek, though blessed, are often oppressed simply because they do not place aggression at the top of their priority lists.

Where is the good in the world, then, you ask?

Well, it’s like everything else in the universe–the good is there, you simply have to fade the bad stuff out for a while so you can notice it.

An audience laughing at the same humor is sharing a commonality that transcends the petty differences of the moment.

An old man stopping to pat a small child on the head is making a quantum leap in time and without knowing it, is by the same act, massaging the cosmos with a bit of kindness.

A firefighter who suddenly and without thinking risks life and limb to save the life of someone who in normal situations wouldn’t seem worth the extension of a cordial greeting…that firefighter is unconsciously affirming the fragile but extensive thread of hope that cobwebs the world and makes itself available at the strangest times.

It’s out there. You have to either take time to notice it, or act quickly when the kindness urge strikes, so that you won’t have time to figure out why you should not be doing something so wimpy as generating an unconditional act of sweetness

 © 2016 A.D. by Jim Reed

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                       (adapted from the book Dad’s Tweed Coat, Small Wisdoms Hidden Comforts Unexpected Joys by Jim Reed)

LADY CHATTERLEY’S RASH AND OTHER UNWRITTEN SEQUELS

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LADY CHATTERLEY’S RASH AND OTHER UNWRITTEN SEQUELS

The small girl student walks up to me and hands me her very first personally-authored book.

“Will you sign this for me?” she asks.

I pause for a tick and try to process this, before replying.

You see, I am sitting at a portable table in the hallway of a grammar school somewhere in North Alabama some years ago, a hallway crowded with milling students and teachers and…authors. I am one of five authors being spotlighted today, some famous, some somewhat known to a few readers (my category). We are all guest speakers and honored personalities invited to the school to encourage kids to produce literary works.

For some reason, each child has been assigned the task of writing and illustrating and binding an original book. The informal session going on right now provides the beginning authors a chance to mingle with accomplished authors. As proof of their participation, the students have to get the guest authors to sign their freshly produced works–a reversal of the usual author-signings common in the book hawking world.

“Will you sign my book?”

I look at this expectant child and blurt out, “I’ll be happy to sign the book–but will you allow me to read it first?” She looks startled that any stranger would want to read her work, especially a stranger accustomed to signing his own books for fans. She nods enthusiastically.

I examine the slender volume and begin to read her story, a tale of dragons and princesses and adventures, colorfully illustrated and meticulously designed. I finish, look up at its nervous author, and say, “I enjoyed this very much.” She beams.

I wonder what I can say to her that she can carry with her and perhaps remember years later.

“Have you started writing the sequel?”

Her brow furrows. “What’s a sequel?”

“What happens the next day?” I point at the dragon and princess.

A light switches on inside her eyes. I can actually see it. Her face beams. She almost hops up and down but controls her excitement. “Oh, I know what happens the next day! Can I write about that, too?”

“Yes, you can.”

I sign her book and she skips away, anxious to begin her neverending tale.

I think about all the sequels and sequels of sequels that have been written, are being written, may never be written. And I am happy that I have just met a fellow traveller, one who, like me, knows that no story ever ends.

Which is why I never place a period when I cease my narrative. It always goes forth to the next day and the next and the next, you know

 © 2016 A.D. by Jim Reed

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THE GERM MAN MANIFESTO

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THE GERM MAN MANIFESTO

Thanks to a nurturing upbringing, I have always been aware of germs and their place in my life. This awareness can be troubling. Or a bit silly.

At a local restaurant, I take a men’s room break. At the same time, an aproned server hastily enters a stall, performs his necessary bodily function and rushes out the door. He doesn’t flush. He doesn’t wash.

Now, as I prepare to re-enter the diner, I have to touch the same door knob he has just touched. And me without my surgical gloves. I return to the table, wiping right hand on  jacket in some kind of leap-of-faith hope that the germs will leave my skin, grow bored of the jacket, and magically disappear.

I’m ready to order a meal and look up to find the very same server politely awaiting instructions, pencil and pad in hand. This is the person who will serve my food, the same one who earlier brought in the place settings and coasters and napkins and handed my granddaughter crayons and coloring book. My wife wonders why I’m just sitting here, staring at the waiter’s hands, temporarily unable to speak.

I finally do what I usually do. Rather than cause an unpleasantness that would be the only thing my family remembers about the evening, I take a deep breath, pretend I’ve seen nothing, and place my order. Everybody has a good time, but I can’t help recalling those glory days way back when our favorite restaurant is El Gringo’s on Crestwood Boulevard. El Gringo’s sells a lot of iced tea each day, so a large tray table of pre-filled glasses sits against a wall. When we arrive to dine, a busboy quickly directs the five of us to a table. While we are being seated, I gaze over Liz’s head at the busboy, watching him go to the iced tea cart, stick all four fingers and thumb a couple of inches into each glass, pick the five of them up, and bring them to our table. He does remember to dry his fingers on a filthy cloth hanging from his belt. Ah, another local meal at another local restaurant. Family bliss comes in small doses.

My life with germs is not an easy one, but I do remember some things I’ve been taught, some of which might actually be true.

Germs are everywhere all the time.

Some germs are germier than others.

You can’t get rid of germs.

Germs are inconvenient.

You can see germs. At least in your worst imaginings.

You can get on with daily life by ignoring germs.

You can lower the germ population in certain instances.

Germs can be moved out of one place and chased to another place. The Leaf Blower process.

Germs R Us.

Aside from these thoughts, I find that avoidance is a wonderful coping tool, so my attacks on germs are only spasmodic. I fight the good fight by quickly retrieving a dropped chip from the floor, hoping that a three-second rule applies. When a friend sneezes into his hands and then reaches out to shake mine, I try to smile through it and then head for the Purell. When an uncovered dish lolls about overnight after a party, I quietly dispose of its contents before anybody comes to claim it. And, when in the dental chair, I just close my eyes at the infractions all about me.

Germ warfare is important but largely ineffective unless you pay very, very close attention.

But if you constantly do that, you  won’t have any fun at all

 © 2016 A.D. by Jim Reed

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THE SEARS ROEBUCK DOUBLE DIPPED CHOCOLATE COVERED PEANUT CLUSTER RUSH

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THE SEARS ROEBUCK DOUBLE DIPPED

CHOCOLATE COVERED PEANUT CLUSTER RUSH

Very busy day at the bookstore. Arrive home afterward. Grab snack and peruse newspapers. Avoid any article or media blast about disturbing news of the day, which pretty well encompasses any and all news. Succeed at this. Liz arrives home and we discuss her just-completed enjoyable presentation at the Alabama Writers’ Conclave. We decide to skip the Conclave dinner because she is tired and I am agoraphobic. A great match.

After dining and cleaning up, she slips off to her social media and I slip upstairs to don jammies and discard shoes. After staring glumly at part of a streamed melodrama I sneak downstairs to see what’s what in the refrigerator. What’s this? Half of a six-ounce bag of chocolate covered peanuts! I ascend the stairs and begin munching on this delicacy, a pale representation of what chocolate covered peanuts once were.

I’m teleported back to early-teenage time in Tuscaloosa, riding my second-hand thin-tired bicycle over curbs and along railroad tracks on the way home from the old Victorian home housing the public library. I head for Sears, Roebuck and Company down on 15th Street, park the unchained bike (who’s going to bother stealing it?) and head indoors for the Sears candy counter.

You don’t remember how the Sears candy counter is structured because you aren’t around when I am a teen. It is a free-standing island in the middle of the store, a blocked-off area surrounded on four sides by glass display cases filled with every dentist’s dream–tons of sweet confections. The ritual is simple. I slowly encircle the rows of candy displays, gazing carefully at each and every item, imagining the taste and texture and heft of all these wonders, until I return to the spot where I began. Then, invariably, I do the exact thing I’ve done a hundred times before. I approach the counter wherein the double-dipped chocolate covered peanut clusters beckon. 

I wait patiently for the candy counter clerk to notice me, never once removing my eyes from the peanuts, afraid someone will buy them up before I get my shot. The clerk comes over, stares down at me over the scales, and asks, “May I help you?” I try to contain my excitement and say in a steady if sometimes cracking voice, “Yes, I’d like some double dipped chocolate covered peanut clusters, please.” “How much do you want?” she asks. I look at the per-ounce price and quickly count the change in my pockets. “Uh, two dollars’ worth, please.” The clerk opens her  side of the case to access the candy, fills an aluminum scoop with just under the correct amount ordered, and places the peanuts in a white paper bag. Then, she does a most remarkable thing, a thing few clerks know how to do these days. She weighs the bag, notes that it needs just a few more peanuts to rise to the two-dollar mark, scoops those up and bags them, folds the top of the sack, collects my money and hands over the goods.

The  other clerk, who is absent today, is the one no-one wants to deal with. She is the clerk who scoops up too many peanuts at once, bags them, then tilts the bag to empty the correct number down to the two-dollar mark. The first clerk makes me feel I’m getting something extra, the second clerk appears to be taking something back from me.

A life’s lesson I carry with me to this day.

I love going to Fife’s Cafeteria these day in downtown Birmingham for precisely the same reason I used to go to Sears. The servers in the line always add a little something to each serving, as if they’re slipping me an extra treat.

Back in the shop this week, I attempt to treat each customer as if there’s something extra in the book bag. I throw in a bookmark, give a modest discount, add a smile and a “hope you have a great day,” hoping that here and there, a customer will “get it” and appreciate the small attentions I try to pay.

Even if the customer doesn’t notice, I do…and I go home feeling just a wee bit better about the world.

And, now and then, I search in vain for some great double dipped chocolate covered peanut clusters served in a sparkling white paper bag

 © 2016 A.D. by Jim Reed

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Watermelon Road

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WATERMELON ROAD
There’s this photograph Scotch-taped to the front of my desk where I can see it while I’m working. It’s a color snapshot–color slightly off-register with a tinge of flashbulb green–and it looks like this:
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There’s a white-paper-clothed table loosely place-set with an opened Diet Coke can, an opened Sprite can, a clear plastic iced-tea-size handleless cup, three styrofoam plates, a wadded-up white paper napkin, thin and fragile little white plastic forks and various remnants of food on the plates.
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To the left of the table is a folding wooden chair upon which sits my placid daughter Margaret, who is leaning forward toward my wife, their elbows touching.
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Margaret is not eating and is trying to ignore the camera, but my wife has this enormous fried-chicken breast at her lips and she is diligently gnawing away while staring at the picture-taker.
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At her other elbow is tiny granddaughter Jessica, whose eyes also stare at the camera while immersing her mouth into a small styrofoam cup. Behind this trio is a green blackboard (why are they never called greenboards?), complete with eraser and no chalk, and a couple of other wooden folding chairs.
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This is a typical scene from a long, long-ago family reunion, one that used to take place each year in the Bethel Presbyterian Church basement on the Watermelon Road in Tuscaloosa County, just fifty miles from my shop and home in Birmingham.
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The food is always varied and good and often real home-cooked, and relatives and in-laws and out-laws always do the same thing: they huddle together as families and look around to see which other families are present today; they struggle to remember names and lineages, and frequently fail; they always look forward to attending the reunion, always wonder why they bothered to come, and always look forward to attending next year’s gathering.
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We are forced to imagine another reunion taking place at the same time, an imaginary reunion that would be even more interesting than this one: that’s the reunion attended by all the relatives who will never come to this reunion, plus all the long-passed relatives who used to have such a good time here.
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Wouldn’t it be nice to go to such a gathering, one that unites at once the reluctant and secretive relatives with all the favorite long-gone relatives?
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Oh, well, whether these absent or dead kin are here or not in body, they are certainly here each time in spirit, since we who attend can never forget them. In essence, we pull them from their graves and their secret places and bring them in for a couple of hours to enjoy or puzzle at their memories, then we release them till next year and try to get on with our lives, the lives that produce and groom more relatives to attend future reunions, reunions as mysterious and sad and happy as anything else you can do of a Saturday Noon on the Watermelon Road
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 © 2016 A.D. by Jim Reed

THE KING OF QUEEN CITY TAKES THE BUS

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THE KING OF QUEEN CITY TAKES THE BUS
I’m running lickety-split through a tunnel while being sprayed on all sides with jets of stinging water.
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The involuntary and mandatory shower is one way the managers of Queen City Swimming Pool in Tuscaloosa have of making sure I wash before entering the large, chlorine-reeking body of water.
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In the 1940’s and ’50′s, the pool is open to all us white kids, just as most public facilities are. I never see black kids at the pool, so I suppose they aren’t allowed in. But at least the Queen City Swimming Pool is diverse in other ways. Poor kids and rich kids, backwoods kids and city kids, boys and girls, bullies and nerds, handicapped and fit, can all get into the supervised green lagoon and splash about as much as they please. As long as they follow the rules.
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I’m very young, now, in this flashback to childhood, and this is SOMETHING TO DO–get soaked, sniff chlorine, attain a sunburn, play with friends and family, and maybe grab a snack afterward. When I get older, it will be a way to meet girls, even if I can’t bring myself to talk with them. I can at least gape. Funny how no girl I ever meet at a swimming pool or swimming hole or at the beach ever looks the same, fully clothed, as she does in a bathing suit. In fact, I can barely recognize these girls with their clothes on–guess it goes to show I’m not always concentrating exclusively on their faces.
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I don’t know how to swim–in fact, nobody in my family can swim. Guess it is because our visits to bodies of water like this are infrequent and we can’t afford to attend summer camp or employ swimming instructors.
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But swimming isn’t the point, anyhow.
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Splashing and jumping and holding my breath for as long as possible and inhaling tart water through my nose and nearly strangling and showing off and watching other kids and fending off bigger kids and helping little kids stay afloat–that is what’s important. Getting all shriveled up and tired is the point. Having BEEN SOMEWHERE AND DONE SOMETHING is the point.
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Later, wet-haired and clutching a bag of soggy towel and damp bathing suit, I ride home on the public bus. Catching the bus is another adventure. Back in these Tuscaloosa days, everybody rides the bus. Most of us don’t live in families who can afford more than one car–or even one car–so the bus is part of daily living. Buses do allow black children to ride–they are not excluded like they are at Queen City. But, of course, the black kids have to ride in the back of the bus and the white kids have to sit up front. Never the twain shall meet.
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When I’m grown up, I’ll be so glad we can all mix and ride together, because I get to fulfill my childhood dream: I sit at the very back of the bus, where I can get a three-sided view of where I’m going and where I’ve been, and I can watch all the rest of the riders. It’ll be a feeling of power, a way of being alone while being part of the crowd. People won’t be able to see me, but I’ll watch out for them and record their behavior.
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I’m going to be a writer, you know. Writers are always watching–it’s their way of participating without getting involved. I’ll understand this by the time I grow up.
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But for today, back here in the nearby past, I am a happy kid whose only responsibility is to play and pretend and absorb the bits and pieces of my small world so that, generations later, I can re-visit, recall, re-smile, regret, cherish, understand, wonder, regurgitate the experiences.
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So that I can file a report on this fragment of life, for your eyes only.
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So that you, too, might be inspired to re-tool sweet memory and hitch a ride to your favorite long-ago getaway
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140 CHARACTERS 100 DEGREES

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140 CHARACTERS 100 DEGREES

Stepping into the morning, I hit an all-encompassing wall of 100-degree heat and humidity, SPLAT! just like Wile E. Coyote slamming into a brick wall. Wow!

I catch my breath and wade into the scorching mass like a ghost seeping through a closed door.

How will people behave on a day like this? I wonder. How will this affect their attitudes?

I soon know the answer during my amazing encounters with some 140 characters.

Won’t list all 140 encounters in this story, but will share a few with you.

CHARACTER 1

BEEP! The Roadrunner in the bubba jeep behind me taps his horn in the split second it takes the light to change and my foot to switch from brake to accelerator. My reaction is to remove foot from pedal and slow down a bit, a simple act of aggression exacerbated I suppose by the heat of the day…but eminently satisfying to me and doubly frustrating to the bubba jeep guy. He whizzes past and gets on with the journey, I resume my forward trek and smile a bit.

CHARACTER 2

I’m peering into a chest-high used-book bin at the thrift store to see what’s what, when a longsleeved arm curls around me from behind to grab a volume I’m examining. I turn to see who would do such a thing and just miss observing a different arm snatching a book from the other side of the bin. I sigh, count to eight and a half, and decide not to protest. These are just books and those are just locusts doing what they know how to do. I move on to a section of the store where nobody is hovering. My fun comes from silently–and alone–reading the titles and imagining the contents.

CHARACTER 3

The building I’m about to pass sports a long staircase upon which four orange-hard-hatted men wearing orange vests sit and chat next to four orange traffic cones. They don’t notice the heat of the morning because this is what they experience all day every hot day that occurs. They aren’t whiners like you and me. They are enjoying each other’s company.

CHARACTER 4

I’m at the car radio store standing by while a perspiring clerk lies on his side on the passenger seat of my vehicle, surgically probing for the top of a Flair marker that has leapt into the bowels of my cassette player and clogged the works. He’s a good sport and doesn’t mind the challenge. I’m proud of the player, ordered brand-new from Japan, where it is still manufactured. It gives me pleasure whenever I drive, because I can play all those wonderful old cassettes that have piled up over the years. EUREKA! he shouts as he displays the culprit he has just fished for and caught. He doesn’t want to charge me anything, but I feel it’s worth every cent of the twenty-dollar bill I slip him. He’s a good Samaritan.

CHARACTER 5

That hot evening, we are dining at our favorite Peruvian restaurant, being served by a brusque but efficient waiter who clicks into Polite as he brings the tab, making a little joke and hoping to engage us. We show our appreciation and actually do leave a nice tip.

CHARACTER 6

At the shop earlier in the heat of the day, I assist a customer whose face is remarkable–expressive dark eyes, soft lips, soft smile, pleasant and easy to deal with. As she prepares to leave, a shadow flickers over her countenance for just a second and some distant pain reveals itself. By the time I react, she is gone, like so many others whose sequestered lives remain out of reach. But I remember her face.

Back to the 100 degree day: These are just a few of the 140 characters with whom I engage or disengage. There are so many, so many. I appreciate them all, I wonder about them all. If you like, I’ll take a few at a time and describe them to you now and then. It’s important to record them somewhere, somehow, since daily life will distract them from ever getting around to writing it all down themselves.

Maybe you can help me archive all these lovely sad and happy people

 

© 2016 A.D. by Jim Reed

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