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The Manufactured Crisis Myths, Fraud, and the Attack on America's Public Schools

By: Berliner, David C. and Bruce J. Biddle

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Perseus Books: 1995

Edition: Sixth Printing

Seller ID: 6996


Book has only very light shelf wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 414 pages; Antidote to the prevalent notion that American public education is no good. View more info

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Language Variety in the South Revisited

By: Bernstein, Cynthia, Thomas Nunnally and Robin Sabino (eds.)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12984


Green cloth with gilt titles on spine. Book has minor corner wear; light bump, front lower right. Square and securely bound. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 641 pages; Large collection of scholarly essays by numerous writers on various Southern dialects, accents and usages. View more info

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Now Don't Try to Reason with Me essays and ironies for a credulous age

By: Booth, Wayne C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9472


Book is square and securely bound with only a hint of edge and corner wear. Small sunned line across front near bottom edge. VG to VG+. Jacket has some edge and corner wear with small chips and tears across top edge. Some tonig on both front and back. G+ to VG-; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 387 pages; Collection of essays by the noted University of Chicago literature professor, author of The Rhetoric of Fiction. View more info

The Twelfth Year Book of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, ... 1899-1900

By: Brooklyn Institute

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, The Institute: 1900

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12673


Dull red cloth with black titles. Old diagonal crease on front that is flattened and firm, maybe a publishing blemish. Some edge, corner and surface wear with a sunned spine. Interior pages are quite attractive, though advertisements which precede and succeed the text are on an acidic paper that is somewhat browned. Despite problems this is a square, secuely bound and solid copy. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 476 +ads pages; Annual review book of thi... View more info

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The Bulletin of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences

By: Brooklyn Institute

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Brooklyn Institute: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12778


Stapled tan wraps with illustrations in and titles in a deeper brown. Some toning and foxing along spine, with light damage at top of spine. Very light wear on edges. This copy came from a collection that was in storage for many years and is in exceptional condition. The interior is near fine except for very minor aging. ; Volume XI. No. 13. November 29, 1913; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 301-328 pages; Especially interesting issue of The Bulletin of the... View more info

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Made in America : An Informal History of the English Language in the United States

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow and Company: 1994

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 13055


Book appears is as new and unread. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 417 pages; Informal history of American Englsih by the always witty Bryson. View more info

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Cushing Academy Commencement Exercises, June 16-21, 1889 Ashburnham, MA

By: Cushing Academy

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1889

Seller ID: 11392


Wear to edges, paper toned. Has original string. ; Thin 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 10 pages; Cushing Academy graduated 15 students in 1889, and is still in operation. Ashburnham, MA is about 50 miles NW of Boston. View more info

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Carpenter's Scholars' Spelling Assistant The Scholar's Spelling Assistant; Wherein the Words Are Arranged on an Improved Plan, According to Their Respective Principles of Accentuation. in a Manner Calculated to Familiarize the Art of Spelling and Pronunciation, to Remove Difficulties, and to Fac

By: Davis, John Rev. (Revisor)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Belfast, Sims and M'Intyre: 1838

Edition: Stereotype Edition

Seller ID: 9064


Leather covered boards with no titles but small gilt bands on spine. Some edge and corner wear. Book is square and securely bound. Interior pages have some old staining around the edges of the first two endpapers, front and rear but no problems after those pages. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 128 pages; This is the revised version of a popular word book and simple dictionary first published in 1796. This edition is labelled the Stereotype Edition and it was revised and... View more info

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The Unschooled Mind : How Children Think and How Schools Should Teach

By: Gardner, Howard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, BasicBooks: 1991

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13444


Book and jacket have only very light shelf wear. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 303 pages; Noted Harvard educator and researcher presents his studies on how children's minds develop and the implications of his findings for education. View more info

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Champion Spelling Book for Public and Private Schools

By: Hicks, Warren E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1909

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 14453


Tan cloth with black titles and illustration. Some corner and edge wear but square and securely bound. An attractive copy. Some pages show evidence of dogears. There are stamps of the front pastedown and the ffep indicating that this book was used in the Canal Zone. One of the stamps is signed by "W. H. Maxcy" who is listed as "Storekeeper." ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 238 pages View more info

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An Incomplete Education : 3684 Things You Should Have Learned but Probably Didn't

By: Jones, Judy and William Wilson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Ballentine Books: 2006

Edition: Third Edition; Fifth Printing

Seller ID: 12069


Gray cloth with black titles and decorations. Book is about as new except for two small, light areas of stain , probably water, on the front foredge that do not seem to affect the interior. Spine is neither cracked nor creased; book seems unused. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 703 pages; Everything you should have learned in school. View more info

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An Elementary History: Stories of Heroism

By: Mace, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Rand Mcnally: 1922

Edition: Edition of 1922

Seller ID: 14489


Brown cloth with black titles and illustration. Some edge and corner wear with boards showing at corners. Book is square and binding secure. There are a number of small scuffs and/or stains on both the back and front. Some school child writing and marks on the interior, typical of old textbooks. G+ to VG-. This is an early 20th century history text. It is instructive to read these "Stories of Heroism" and consider how those "heroes have held up in this century. The Spani... View more info

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The State of the Language

By: Michaels, Leonard & Christopher Ricks (eds.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10133


Straw colored cloth with black backstrip and gilt lettering on spine. Book has only very light shelf wear. Jacket has mild edge and corner wear. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 609 pages; Collection of thoughtful essays on English ca. 1980. View more info

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Methods of Teaching in High Schools

By: Parker, Samuel Chester

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and Company: 1920

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 13449


Olive cloth with black titles. General edge, corner and surface wear. Still square and securely bound. ; B&W Photographs; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 529 pages; Education textbook from 1920. Interesting to see how things have and have not changed. View more info

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How Other Children Live

By: Perdue, H. Avis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Rand McNally: 1927

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 13461


Old geography textbook with signs of use and much wear, though this copy is still square. The binding is somewhat loose, but there is no parting. No marking that indicates official school use, but "Grade 3" is written in pencil on the ffep. G-. ; B&W Photographs; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 216 pages View more info

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Crisis in the Classroom: The Remaking of American Education

By: Silberman, Charles E.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 10823


Book has only light shelf wear, appears to be unread. Jacket has some age-toning on edges and light, general wear otherwise. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 553 pages; Classic study from the 1960's. Interesting to compare Silverman's complaints then with the continuing complaints of the present. View more info

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The Juvenile Definer :A Collection and Classification of Familiar Words and Names Correctly Spelled, Accented, and Defined

By: Smith, William W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, A. S. Barnes and Company: 1872

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 11127


Beige, pictorial covers with brown backstrip. Much of brown paper making up the backstrip has flaked off on the back near the spine. The book has much edge, corner and surface wear including an old dampstain on the back that affects about the last thirty pages. A former owner, Alice Reeder ofCleveland Tennessee, has signed her name in pencil on several pages. For all its problems the book is still square and the binding seems solid with no tears or parting. ; 8vo 8"... View more info

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Ask Me Another: The Question Book

By: Spafford, Justin and Lucien Esty (revised by Lewis Copeland)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Ribbon Books, Inc.: 1940

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 15461


Dark blue cloth with black titles. Edge, corner and surface wear with some soiling/aging. Still square and securely bound; no parting or tears. Some internal toning, mostly on endpapers. Overall G+ to VG-. This is a trivia quiz book with a Preface by Robert Benchley. This book was originally published in 1928 by Viking, then reprinted in 1937. This copy is by Blue Ribbon in 1940 and says Completely Revised. This is fun to read if you enjoy Jeopardy and other trivia conte... View more info

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A Grammar Containing the Etymology and Syntax of the English Language with A School Manual of Composition : For Advanced Grammar Grades, And For High Schools, Academies, Etc.

By: Swinton, William

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1877

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14416


Gray cloth with black titles on front, a black leather backstrip with gilt titles on spine. Black spine has some chipping along with loss at top and bottom. Some edge and corner wear. Interior lightly aged. Book is square and securely bound with no tears or parting. Solid and attractive copy. This is two volumes in one with both a grammar and a composition text. The only date is 1877, and I am assuming that this is a 1st Edition. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 256, 113 p... View more info

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Intellectual Algebra or, Oral Exercises in Algebra; For Common Schools

By: Tower, David B., A. M.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Paine and Burgess: 1845

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14346


Original tan paper over boards with black titles and illustration of a scale. Black leather or leather-like spine. Much edge, corner and surface wear, but book is still square and securely bound. Interior exhibit a good bit of foxing and some, and a few pages near the end have evidence of an old dampstain. Gift inscription on ffep with other owner's names on the back of ffep and second free endpaper. This is a pre-Civil War algebra textbook. First Edition. First Printing... View more info