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(28th August 2001)
R. Blackburn
I'm not sure if this is the right section or whether it should be here at all, but here is the original and an attempted translation through Alta vista's Babel Fish:
"LOB DER FAULHEIT" - DAS Schmunzelbuch !!!!
SCHMUNZELBUCH "Lob der FAULHEIT" DER Almanach Ein Buch, das den Manager und solche, die es nicht werden wollen gleichermaßen ansprechen sollte! Vom Verlag Bärmeier und Nickel, mit vielen humorvollen Geschichten, Gedichten, und sonstigen "weisen" Gedankengut, von bekannten und unbekannteren "Weisen" Dichtern und Schriftstellern!! - wie u.a. G.Keller, B.Bamm, Lessing, Goethe, "Volksmund", M.Hausmann, N.O.Scarpi, Wolf

" PRAISE PUTRIDNESS " - the Schmunzelbuch!!!!
the yearbook a book, that the manager and such, who should address it not to become not to want equally! From the publishing house bear Meier and nickel, with many humorous stories, poems, and other " point " ideas, from well-known and more unknown " ways " poets and writers!! - like among other things. G.Keller, B.Bamm, Lessing, Goethe, " vernacular ", M.Hausmann, N.O.Scarpi, wolf Dietrich Schnurre, J. Prevert, R.L. Stevenson, A.Holz, Nietz, creep, schlegel, E. Kaestner, F.v.Sallet, E.Jameson, W.Busch, Lesiing, R.Blackburn, C.Zuckmayer, Nicolai, W.Finck, K.Tucholsky, Montaigne, F.v.Reznicek, A. Lincoln, T.Fontane, and many different!!! Numerous sketches and drawings enrich the book!!! Contents, which might be as gift safe many acquaintance to their use, especially as a " therapy for cardiac infarct-endangered "; -) and against " blood high pressure ", contents of, that in the today's time healthier to be can!! 80 pages, dimensions 20x16,5cm. of only dropdrop drops: The envelope has in the back a break, the protective plastic film is down at the back something off; Side factory and linkage are however intact!!

R Barry Blackburn
ART, SOCIETY AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS, A TREASURY OF ARTISTIC HOMES, SOCIAL LIFE AND CULTURE
Out of a recent estate sale. Copyright 1891, ART, SOCIETY AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS, A TREASURY OF ARTISTIC HOMES, SOCIAL LIFE AND CULTURE. Edited by R. Barry Blackburn, The Blackburn Company, Chicago. This unique book is full of illustrated themes from the gay 90's. Life was simple back then. See how simple it was by investing in this 1800 collectible. Approx. 381 pages. Hardbound with some normal ware

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Art, Society and Accomplishments: A Treasury of Artistic Homes, Social Life and Culture was edited by R. Barry Blackburn and published in 1891. The book is a compendium of social knowledge and pseudo-culture for the upwardly-mobile Victorian woman. Among the many subjects covered are etiquette, expressive posing, charades, parlor magic, tableaux vivant, costume balls and phrenology. The 348-page, 7.5x10.5 format hardcover is illustrated with photos and line drawings. The book is in GD condition, with a gutter gap in the front endpapers, faded gilt and a well-handled cover.

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(12th October 2001)
Raymond V. B. Blackburn

"JANE'S FIGHTING SHIPS 1966-67" Huge book.
This book is compiled and edited by Raymond V.B. Blackburn and published by Sampson, Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., London in 1966. It is 12.5" x 9" in size and has 64 pages of ads, 468 of ships and 18 page index plus hundreds of b/w photos of warships, etc. It is a reference copy only as it is ex-lib and has been rebound in blue library cloth, this worn at edges and hinge. Inside the text is complete and basically clean but well-read. Binding is solid.

(6th May 2001)
Robert
Blackburn

500 c.c Motor Racing Year Book, 1952 London, England; edited by Roy Pearl and Robert Blackburn; PB; 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"; 144 pages; fair condition; illustrated cover has two pieces missing at the top edge; cover is pulling from staples; liquid damage along top 1/3 of whole book which has left stains and spots; book is tight. Many many pictures, advertisements and articles.

(19th August 2001)
(probably) another Robert

1963 Flying by Robert Blackburn, 152 pages is all the information provided.

(5th Dec 2001)
and another
Artists as Professors: Conversations with Musicians, Painters Sculptors. By Morris Risenhoover and Robert Blackburn. 1976. University of Illinois Press (Chicago). 217 pages. Hardback with dust jacket. Interviews with Harold Altman, Leslie Bassett, Jorge Bolet, George Crumb, Kenneth Evett, Carroll Glenn, James Hendricks, Walter Kamys, Eugene List, John McCollum, Robert Palmer, Rudy Pozzatti, George Rochberg, Gyorgy Sandor, Jason Seley, Seymour Shifrin, Jack Squier, Janos Starker, and John Wustman. Good condition.
 
(27th May 2001)
Robin Blackburn
The Making of New World Slavery : From the Baroque to the Modern 1492-1800, softcover, published in 1998. Book is in excellent condition, and only the first few chapters were read thoroughly.

That surely cannot mean it's boring?

(10th May 2001)
Roderick Blackburn
Cherry Hill

176 page large format softcover on the Cherry Hill mansion. Lots of photos and info on the families who have lived there and the furnishings. Says the history and collections of a Van Rensselaer family. This is a must book for anyone with Albay, New York connections. by Roderick H. Blackburn.

(27th October 2001)
another from Rod
Remembrance of Patria-Dutch Arts and Culture in Colonial America 1609-1776
Roderic H. Blackburn & Ruth Piwonka-Albany Insitute of History and Art 1988
 
(10th Nov 2001)
Prof. Ruth H.
Blackburn
Monarch Notes zu Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre (A guide to understand the Classics) - engl. sprachige Erläuterung von Prof. Ruth H. Blackburn

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(12th September 2001)
Sadie Gwin Blackburn
ARCHITECTURE, Houston's Forgotten Heritage

WRITTEN AND COMPILED BY: Dorothy Knox Howe Houghton... Barrie M.Scardino,Sadie Gwin Blackburn. Katherine S. Howe...This is a fine copy, hardcover book, first edition as stated on copyright page, this book is in new andunused condition... Very SCARCE!!!!Lanscapes,houses ,Interiors, 1824- 1914...387 pages including index...many pictures in black and white..CONTENTS: a Brief history of Harris county ,Margaret Swett Henson... The evolution of Houston Landscape Sadie Gwin Blackburn... The Development of Domestic architecture, Barrie M. Scardino... Interiors, Katherine S.Howe

(6th May 2001)
Simon Blackburn
Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy

"Blackburn has produced the one book every smart person should read to understand, and even enjoy, the key questions of philosophy, ranging from those about free will and morality to what we can really know about the world around us."

Blackburn (philosophy, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) has written this book "for people who want to think about the big themes--knowledge, reason, truth, mind, freedom, destiny, identity, God, goodness, justice"--but, more importantly, to think about them philosophically. His method is to introduce what other philosophers--primarily Plato, Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant--have had to say about these themes. To make the arguments more understandable to the lay reader, he presents the problem and then makes extensive use of analogies to ordinary situations, thus making the philosophical point more perspicuous. To read this book is to sit down with an engaging, highly learned conversationalist; readers new to the subject could very well be captivated. Highly recommended for academic and public library collections.--Leon H. Brody, U.S. Office of Personnel Mgt. Lib., Washington, DC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

(20th October 2001)
Susan
Blackburn
MATERNAL, FETAL AND NEONATAL PHYSIOLOGY: A CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE

This is a 723 page hardback by Susan Blackburn and Donna Lee Loper. This book was published in 1992, Parts include: Reproductive and Developmental Processes; Adaptation in Major Body Systems in the Pregnant Women, foetus, and Neonate; Adaptation in Metabolic Processes in the Pregnant Women, foetus, and Neonate and much more. Book is in excellent condition with the exception of one page with some highlighting. This is an excellent resource book.

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(27th May 2001)
Thomas C. Blackburn
December's Child: A Book of Chumash Oral Narratives, edited, with an analysis, by Thomas C Blackburn, University of California Press 1975, first edition, 359 pages, hardbound with remnant of dust jacket. Before this book only two Chumash narratives had been published, this contains 111, expertly discussed by Blackburn. Fascinating stories. Ex library copy with all the usual flaws and markings. Front and back of dust jacket present with flaps removed. 

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(2nd October 2001)
another TC with a picture this time
This book is titled Native Californians, A Theoretical Retrospective, edited by Lowell John Bean and Thomas C. Blackburn, and published in 1976 by Ballena Press. Its a compilation of various writings on the California Indian tribes by 16 authors. A softcover book, 452 pages, in good condition, intact with some bending to the covers.
(27th August 2001)
Thomas R. Blackburn
Chemistry- Molecules That Matter
by Eugene G. Rochow, George Fleck, and Thomas R. Blackburn Copyright 1974. 669 pages. College textbook in excellent shape with no underlines or highlighting.
(19th July 2001)
Thomas Wakefield Blackburn
"Sierra Baron" by Thomas Wakefield Blackburn hard back with dust cover, 1955 copyright, Good condition, 302 pages.

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(7th October 2001)
The picture is from the film of the book.
Offered here is an original theatrical release one-sheet movie poster from the western, "SIERRA BARON". Produced in 1958 by 20th Century-Fox, the film stars Brian Keith, Rick Jason, Rita Gam, Mala Powers, Steve Brodie and was based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Wakefield Blackburn. The poster features a combination of beautiful artwork and photographic images to convey the story line and the colors are fresh and vibrant. Folded as originally issued, the poster measures 27"x41" and is in excellent+ condition with a Canadian censor stamp on the top right corner in the background and a very light extra fold light diagonally from upper left to lower right which is barely noticeable. There is 1.5" of separation at the center of the bottom horizontal fold. The image features all of the classic elements of a great western poster.
(11th September 2001)
I'm guessing this is the same person
A Good Day to Die..Tom. W. Blackburn
An epic novel of the Plain Indians' last fight for freedom. 1996 Paperback in great condition

Tom Blackburn
The Jolly Rogers

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THE JOLLY ROGERS: The Story of Tom Blackburn and Navy Fighting Squadron VF-17 - Hardcover - by Tom Blackburn - This is the true story of one of the Navy's foremost fighter squadrons, VF-17, and its charismatic commander, fighter ace Tom Blackburn, in action against the Japanese in the Solomon and Bismarck Islands during World War II> Most of us have heard of Greg "Pappy" Boyington and his Black Sheep fighter pilots. But it is not well known that Navy Fighting Squadron VF-17 - called the Jolly Rogers and sporting the skull and crossbones on their engine cowlings - exceeded the combat record of Boyington's men, shooting down 154 enemy planes in the 76 days they were in combat in the South Pacific. Their job was to protect American aircraft carriers and bombers in the crucial struggle for the Solomons. VF-17 pilots fought and drank as hard as any in the Pacific, and 13 of Blackburn's men, himself included, became aces, each destroying more than five enemy aircraft. Blackburn, only 31 years of age when he took over Squadron VF-17, was a warm and affable character to his men, but a demanding perfectionist. Flying the F4U Corsair, one of the first fighter planes to challenge the performance of the Japanese Zero, Blackburn taught his pilots the fine points of both carrier operations and aerial combat. After several devastating experiences, the Japanese would simply avoid contact with Blackburn's fighters unless there were bombers to stop. So the bombers flew with VF-17 to draw out the Zeros, and eventually Blackburn and his men cleared the skies over the Solomons. Here is the story of a modest but true American hero. To quote from the introduction by Vice Admiral James Stockdale, USN (Ret): "If ever a man was tailor-made to be an across-the-board role model and leader of men flying and fighting from ships at sea, it was Tommy Blackburn." This hardcover BCE has numerous photographs and is in good condition, quite straight and has no writing or marks anywhere. There is some light foxing beginning only on the edges of the pages and the dust jacket is bright and fresh in color with some edge chips and short tears and a few yellow spots, but is still very attractive. A great addition to any WWII or former pilot's library, and a captivating read as well.

 

 

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(2nd May 2001)
 “BIG HOG” by aviation artist Jerry Crandall is a limited edition Artist Proof # 14 / 50 print. This print is signed by the artist and CO-SIGNED BY VF-17 SKIPPER TOM BLACKBURN. Capt Blackburn recorded 11 confirmed, 5 probables, 3 damaged and was awarded the Navy Cross, 2 D.F.C.'s and 3 Air medals. VF-17 was known as the "Jolly Rogers", the "Skull and Crossbones", and "Blackburn's Irregulars". Between the end of October 1943, and early March 1944, they downed 154 Japanese aircraft producing 13 aces in less than 5 months. The scene depicted in the print is just before Blackburn pulled the trigger on the JAAF Tony from the 68th Fighter Regiment based at Rabaul. Tom waited until he was very close to fire making sure the Tony did not escape. Doug Gutenkunst flew as wingman to Blackburn in number 2 Corsair until his tragic death in a mid-air collision a few months later. The F4U-1A was often taped around the fuel cell in the fuselage and also on the wing panels due to leakage and was continually re-taped as needed. The Corsairs of VF-17 had their tail hooks re-installed for this carrier operation as they had been land-based and had them removed earlier. Blackburn's flight had their prop hubs painted red for ID reasons. The overall print size is 25-3/4” x 30” and the image size is 19-1/2” x 27”. The original ‘Suggested Retail’ price for this Artist Proof print was $225.00  
(19th August 2001)
Another Tom

STREET AND SMITHS WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE DECEMBER 1945. 130 pages. STORIES BY WALT COBURN, TOM BLACKBURN, FRANK RICHARDSON PIERCE and NELSON WILLIAM BAKER. Creases and small tears at corners and edges. GOOD CONDITION.

and one of his many books

(2nd May 2001)
Vernon Blackburn  
FROM CAPETOWN TO LADYSMITH: AN UNFINISHED RECORD OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BY G. W. STEEVENS

Included because, “The last chapter is exceptional as it is finished and edited by Vernon Blackburn after the death of the author

GREAT BUY..UNDER MARKET PRICE: FROM CAPETOWN TO LADYSMITH: AN UNFINISHED RECORD OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR BY G. W. STEEVENS. London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1900, First Edition. Illustrated with two maps, one in text, the other a large fold-out at the end of the book. 8vo, original mustard-yellow cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, and black lettering on the upper cover. viiii, 180pp plus 32 advertisements. A good plus copy with light aging. An outstanding contemporary report of the Boar War. The last chapter is exceptional as it is finished and edited by Vernon Blackburn after the death of the author...who was a war correspondent. It contains 30 plus pages regarding the background, research and great contribution that Steevens has made to recording the effects and results of the South African War. GREAT READING BOER WAR COLONIALISM GREAT BRITAIN MILITARY HISTORY SOUTH AFRICA.  

(1st August 2001)
Vernon Blackburn
For auction, a charming little hard cover book entitled Bell's Miniature Series of Musicians - Mendelssohn by Vernon Blackburn. Published in 1904 in London by George Bell & Sons, this is a 1908 second reprint. 53 pages of text tell of the life of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. This is followed by 16 pages of information on other Bell books.

This volume measures just 4 x 6 inches, and is bound in red cloth. The title is impressed into the cover, and is pink. 2 full-page portraits of Mendelssohn.
(1st November 2001)
Virginia
Blackburn
Brand new, never read copy of 'Victoria's Secrets', the unauthorised biography of Mrs David Beckham by Virginia Blackburn. Published in the UK by John Blake in 2001, this is a 1st Edition in absolute mint condition. From birth and childhood to the Spice Girls, her solo career and of course her marriage to the greatest footballer England have had in a generation. This book tells the secrets that she, apparently, didn't want you to know. How she got her meteoric rise to fame, the boyfriends before Becks, the £millions in the bank, its all here along with over 30 colour photos.
Well, you have to earn a crust, but writing about a SpicePerson is worse than Dunc in my book.
(7th Dec 2001)
Versatile lass, our Virgina
Title: The Daily Express Investment Guide (Practical Advice for Making the Right Choice)
Author: Virginia Blackburn
Publishers: Kogan Page
Published: 1995
Pages: 124
Description: This useful and informative book is offered in excellent condition, with no marks, tears or missing pages.
Abstract: This book provides reliable, jargon-free advice to help you through the stock market maze. Assuming no prior knowledge of investment markets, it covers a full range of choices including stock market products, unit & investment trusts, national savings, lump sum amd regular savings and investing for capital growth and income. Designed to make your money grow this is an essential guide for those saving or investing no matter how large or small the sum.

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(27th Dec 2001)
Walter Blackburn Harte
This is an outstanding collection of rare ghost stories. SIGNED by its editor Jessica Amanda Salmonson. This 7" by 10" paperback has 100 pages. Very tough to find and a great read!

THE HAUNTED WHERRY AND OTHER RARE GHOST STORIES
Edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Includes stories by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Robert Howard Syms, Francis Romano Oliphant, Esther Serle Kenneth, Linda Thronton, Walter Blackburn Harle, Phyllis Bottome, Georgia Wood Pangborn, Frank Cowper, Helen C. Smith, Eleta Cambell Springer, Richard Le Gallienne, Vincent O'Sullivan, Phyllis Leonard.

(13th May 2001)
Warren Blackburn
APPROACH TO THE PATIENT WITH A MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER an

By Warren D. Blackburn, Jr., M.D.
NEW!!!  With B & W Pictures, Drawings, Charts, etc.-
Perfect Size for Easy Reference - Will fit in a Lab Coat Pocket -
CONTENTS:
*  Ankylosing Spondylitis
*  Arthritis Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
*  Calcium Crystal Disorders
*  Fibromylagia
*  Gout
*  Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
*  Low Back Pain
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MANY Tables & Subcategories are Included -
302 Pages

(30th September 2001)
Wayne
Blackburn
GOLD LUST COPYRIGHT 1965 HARD COVER
THIS HARD COVER BOOK IS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE!PUB BY DORANCE & CO. WRITTEN BY WAYNE W. BLACKBURN.COPYRIGHT 1965. GREAT FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN LOOKING FOR GOLD! SOME OF THE CHAPTERS :LOCATIONS TO MINE,TESTING FOR GOLD,PANNING FOR GOLD IN PLACER,WORKING VEINS OR LODES,PREPARATION,TOOLS,SOMETRUE EARLY GOLD MINING STORIES AND LOTS MORE!! SPINE AND PAGES ARE TIGHT AND CLEAN!
(20th October 2001)
William
Blackburn
My fault there's no picture - by the time I got around to adding it to the site the picture had been taken off eBay.
1949-DUKE UNIVERSITY ARCHITECTURE/CAMPUS BOOK
TWO FINE PUBLICATIONS DESCRIBING THE BEAUTY OF THE ARCHITECTURE AND CAMPUS OF DUKE UNIVERSITY FROM 1949. THE FIRST IS A 72 PAGE BOOK, "THE ARCGITECTURE OF DUKE UNIVERSITY" BY WILLIAM BLACKBURN, PUBLISHED BY DUKE U. PRESS, DURHAM, 1946. VERY COMPLETE-EVEN DESCRIBES SMYBOLS AND FIGURES, THE ANLIPHONAL ORGAN IN THE GREAT ARCH, CROWELL TOWER, ETC. ETC., THE SECOND IS AB OVERSIZED PHOTOGRAPHIC CAMPUS TOUR-"CAMPUS VIEWS-DUKE UNIVERSITY" GREAT COLLECTION OF MAPS AND PHOTOS OF BOTH THE WEST AND EAST CAMPUSES. THIS BOOK HAS A BROWN PAINT STAIN ON THE TOP CORNER OF THE COVERS. OTHERWISE GREAT CONDITION.

 

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(10th May 2001)
William Blackburn (Rev)
The Theban legion: A Story Of The Times Of Diocletian

This is a hardcover book titled The Theban legion: A Story Of The Times Of Diocletian. By Rev. Wm. M. Blackburn, D.D. Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board Of Publication. 1871.Approx. 239 pages. It is in excellent condition with very minimal wear on edges of cover. It would make a nice addition to any collection.

This is almost certainly the same Rev - no picture available.

 

Ulrich Zwingli, The Patriotic Reformer, A History by Rev. William Blackburn, 1868, lst edition, Presbyterian Board of Pub. Good+ condition, no dj.
(30th September 2001)
Rev WM again

This hardback book is titled: St. Patrick And The Early Irish Church. Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1869, by The Trustees Of The Presbyterian Board Of Publication, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Written by the Rev. WM. M. Blackburn, D.D. This book is in excellent condition for its age. The binding is tight, and the pages are great. No writing inside. Contents include: Home and Patronage, The Young Captive, The Escape, The Failures Of Palladius, Sifting The Legends, Among The Dates, etc.... An excellent addition for your collective library.

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(11th June 2001)
William H.
Blackburn
PRINCIPLES OF MINERALOGY
by WILLIAM H. BLACKBURN from the University of Windsor and WILLIAM H DENNEN from the University of Kentucky. This excellent colle
ge Mineralogy textbook is a second edition paperback, published in 1994 by Wm. C. Brown Publishers. The text (413 pp.) is organized in three parts that separate theoretical, practical and descriptive matter. This provides an organization similar to that of most mineralogy courses with lecture and laboratory components. The eight chapters of Part One cover topics including the nature of matter, symmetry, crystallography, crystal forms, the nature of the atom, bonding, chemical and geometric variation in minerals, the physical chemistry of mineral stability, the crystallization and habits of minerals, plus a review of the relationships between mineralogy and the broader geologic processes. [snip]