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Friday, March 27, 2009

Giving to another is the greatest thing man can do for mankind

Of the many spiritual activities that we may do to enhance our nearness to God, giving is one of the most powerful. In fact, according to Edgar Cayce’s reading of the Universal Wisdom, real power only comes through giving.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Great Quote By L. Frank Baum


That proves you are unusual, returned the Scarecrow; and I'm convinced the only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones. For the common folks are like the leaves of a tree, and live and die unnoticed."

L. Frank Baum

Heritage Bindery in South Pasadena, California


Heritage Bindery located on Mission Street in South Pasadena, California is one of the finest binderies in the world and is headed by twenty year craftsman Michael Geer, who originally headed the original Heritage Bindery in Hollywood before it closed.

Michael was trained in Bath, England and is one of the rare binders who still adheres to the original style of conservation and restoration of books.

Look at HeritageBindery on google...
(626) 799-2730








Life And Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum


Including the title page there are 20 color plates in this book,
The Contents page of this book lists as follows:
BOOK FIRST: The Child of the Forest, The Adoption, Claus, The Master Woodsman, Claus Discovers Humanity, Claus Leaves the Forest,
BOOK SECOND: The Laughing Valley, How Claus Made the First Toy, How the Ryls Colored the Toys, How Little Mayrie Became Frightened, How Bessie Blithesome Came to the Laughing Valley, The Wickedness of the Awgwas, The Great Battle Between Goo and Evil, The First Journey with the Reindeer, Santa Claus!, Christmas Eve, How the First Stockings were Hung buy the Chimneys, The First Christmas Tree.


First Edition and First state by Bobbs-Merrill.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

ABEBOOKS.COM OR BOOKFINDER.COM FOR LOOKING UP PRICES OF BOOKS

Abebooks.com or Bookfinder.com are the two best book sites to look up prices of books being offered by bookstores throughout the world. Good place to price L. Frank Baum books.

SECRETS OF THE WIZARD OF OZ..MOVIE IS ALMOST 70 YEARS OLD

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7933175.stm

Wizard of Oz movie of 1939 is almost 70 years old and as loved now as it was then.

PORTHOLE BOOKS managed by world famous author Ellen Traylor

http://www.ellentraylor.com/

World famous author Ellen Traylor and her wonderful book store where she currently is selling a very rare Wonderful Wizard of Oz book in binding B (very rare and near impossible to find). Inquire within or look on abebooks.com or bookfinder.com for more information of the book.



WIZARD OF OZ, FIRST EDITION AND TRUE FIRST STATE IN RARE BINDING B


Author: Baum, L. Frank>>> Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz>>> Publisher: Geo. M. Hill>>> Book ID: 011813>>> Price: US$100000.00>>> >>> Description:>>> This is it, the one you've been looking for! This is a True First Edition of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1899, 1900). All points for state B are present (state A was a ltd printing for the author's friends); all plates present. This book has had some restoration, highly professional work which has left the book in Very Good or better condition. Scans and points details available on request. Reference for verification of points: Bibliographia Oziana. (NOTE: We also have a verified Baum signature available, for your consideration! Ask for information.)>>> >>>

JACKIE KENNEDY ONASSIS FOUR PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER

http://cgi.ebay.com/Jackie-Kennedy-Onassis-Four-Page-Handwritten-Letter_W0QQitemZ200320417219QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item200320417219&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50

Thursday, March 12, 2009

PROBOOKS, QUALITY BOOK STORE IN KENNEBUNK, MAINE

KENNEBUNK & KENNEBUNKPORT
A. David Paulhus-Rare Books
A. David Paulhus
24 Ross Road. P.O. Box 105.
Kennebunk 04043 probooks@adelphia.net
(located just off Route 1, 4th house on left) Year-round: by appointment or chance. General stock of 15,000 to 20,000 volumes, with emphasis on children's illustrated, leather sets, and early American Bibles. (always interested in purchasing early Bibles) All subjects reprresented, including Maine books. Occasional paintings, autographs, and paper. Dealer-oriented.

Monday, March 2, 2009

JOHN DOUGH AND THE CHERUB by L. FRANK BAUM




Scarce L. Frank Baum with rare contest coupon still attached and first edition and first state.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Clarence Swensen, Wizard Of Oz Munchkin dies at 91


The Associated Press
February 28, 2009
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas - Clarence Swensen, who played a Munchkin soldier in the 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz," has died. He was 91. Swensen died Wednesday, a funeral home in Pflugerville confirmed. He had being in poor health since suffering a stroke in 2005, the Austin American-Statesman reported. In the late 1930s, Swensen joined The Stanley R. Graham All Midget Circus troupe, which performed at the Texas State Fairgrounds in Dallas. It eventually led to an offer from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to play a Munchkin, earning a salary of $700. Swensen had regularly attended Wizard of Oz festivals. He was among seven of the surviving actors who played the inhabitants of Munchkinland present when the Munchkins received a collective star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.