Thursday, July 7, 2016

Books of the Day: From facepaint to hymn-sings


Simmons, Gene, Kiss and Make-Up (Crown Publishers, 1st ed. 1st printing, 2001). ISBN 0-609-60855-X. The story of a nice Jewish boy from Haifa with a really, really long tongue. Octavo, Hardcover, unclipped dust jacket, fine condition, 275 pp. HBB price: $75 obo.


Jay-Z, Decoded (Spiegel & Grau, 2010). ISBN 978-1-4000-6982-0. The singer’s lyrics, with commentary and photographs illuminating his life and times. Hardcover unclipped dust jacket, very good condition. HBB price: $50 obo.

Bailey, Albert Edward, The Gospel in Hymns: Background and Interpretations (Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1950, 1st ed., 1st printing, 1950). This is a sort of cookbook for hymn singing, carefully notated by Mary Ann Ogg (various marginalia, plus chapter indices, typed on onionskin, carefully mounted throughout). The book also bears the name of Chaplain William Neale Williams, longtime trustee of Toccoa Falls College, whom Ogg met and married when they were students at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Hardcover, very good condition. No dust jacket. Octavo, 600 pp. HBB price: $25 obo.

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