Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Art, Music, & Literature

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For the most part our books are reading copies—wear and tear, but still enjoyable, usable books. I will use the following scale to evaluate their condition, noting any major blemishes in the description of the individual books:

Excellent—Like New, not EX-Library, like you would find at a new bookstore

Very Good—Maybe ex-library, maybe not (if not will say "NOT ex-lib"), very good shape, maybe a few page creases, or pencil marks, etc, still a very good book with tight binding and clean pages

Good—Some wear to cover and pages to be expected, may have had some hinge repair, but book is still solid, a very decent copy

Fair—Expect more wear and tear, tape reinforcement to spine or inside covers, tape to page tears, smudges on pages are usually present

Poor—Really sad book that has seen better days, still contains the wonderful ideas of the book, but is lacking on the physical appearance!

Condition Note: All are HARDBACK and Ex-Library with usual stamps and pockets, etc. unless otherwise noted. OOP means this book is Out of Print. Unless we have inadvertently misrepresented a book's condition, all sales are final.  Thanks for looking!


Art & Music:
I, Juan de Pareja, Elizabeth Borton de Trevino. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, light wear to cover, good condition This is a novel about the slave of the artist Velazquez who apprenticed to him and later gained his freedom. $3.00 TQH*
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Betty Edwards. 1979. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $6.00

A Visit to William Blake's Inn, Nancy Willard. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, fair condition, general wear. This is a delightful collection of original verse inspired by Blake and about the Inn the author imagines he runs. $2.00 TQH*
Carl Sandburg (Poetry for Young People), ed. Frances Schoonmaker Bolin. 1995. NOT ex-library, very good condition. $5.00 TQH*
The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language, Francis Palgrave. 1907, 1986. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $6.00
The Best Loved Poems of the American People, ed. Hazel Felleman. 1936. NOT ex-library, very good condition with DJ. $8.00
The New Oxford Book of English Verse (1250-1950), ed. Helen Gardner. 1972. NOT ex-library, very good condition with DJ. $8.00

Shakespeare & Classic Literature:
**Lamb's Tales from Shakespeare, Charles and Mary Lamb. NOT ex-library, BRAND NEW Yesterday's Classics reprint.. $10.00 TQH* AO**
*Macbeth, William Shakespeare. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, Good condition with light wear. $2.00 TQH* AO** 2 copies available
*Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Shakespeare. 2009 edition. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, very good condition. $2.00 2 copies available

Mythology & Legends:

Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable, 1968 edition. Not Ex-library, Good condition with DJ. $8.00 AO**
Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable, 1968 edition. Good condition with DJ. $8.00 AO**
The Golden Fleece and the Heroes Who Lived Before Achilles, Padraic Colum. 1921, 1993 edition. PAPERBACK, MY Ex-library, very good condition. This is a classic retelling of Greek myths. $4.00 TQH*
The Sampo, James Baldwin. 1912, 2006 Yesterday's Classics reprint. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, LIKE NEW condition. This is the Finnish mythology Kalevala retold by classic author. $8.00
Mythology, Edith Hamilton. 1940, 1969. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library, Quite a bit of wear, reading copy only. This is a classic book on Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology for high school students. $2.00 TQH*
Arabian Nights, Illustrated Junior Library edition. 1946. NOT ex-library, Wear to cover, top and bottom of spine, still fair condition. $4.00
Some Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Howard Pyle. 1954. Light wear to edges, DJ has tears to lower edge, Good condition overall. This is a selection of chapters from Pyle's classic. Since it is episodic, each chapter standing alone, this is not an abridgement, but a selection. $6.00 OOP
The Sword in the Stone, T.H. White. 1963. PAPERBACK, NOT ex-library. Good condition, first page has pencil underlining. $3.00
The Once and Future King, T.H. White. 1939, 1987. PAPERBACK, My ex-library, cover has been laminated. $3.00 AO**

*TruthQuest History is a wonderful guide to studying history chronologically with living books--it has the most comprehensive book list I've ever seen in a homeschool curriculum

**AmblesideOnline is a free online Charlotte Mason curriculum whose book list is full of wonderful, living books