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Image for Gardens: Architectural Digest

Gardens: Architectural Digest

By: Rense, Paige

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Knapp Press: 1983

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1830

ISBN: 089535117X

Condition: Near Fine


xii.209 pgs. Near Fine hardcover, tan cloth, clean and unmarked, in Very Good jacket and Very Good+ cloth-covered slipcase. Jacket has light edge wear and a closed tear to top edge of rear panel. Slipcase has minimal discernable shelfwear, no wear to edges and corners. Color photos throughout illustrate gardens of all types from several continents. Contents: Foreword, Introduction, English Gardens, Classical Gardens, Oriental Gardens, Country Gardens, Estate Gardens, Exotic Gardens, Special Gardens. Contents ISBN 089535117X. 1830. View more info

Image for By-Paths in Collecting. Being Aids in the Quest of Rare and Unique Things Which Have Passed the Century Mark, Such as Old China, Furniture, Pewter, Copper, Brass, Samplers and Sun-dials, with Comments on Their Age, Decoration and Value.

By-Paths in Collecting. Being Aids in the Quest of Rare and Unique Things Which Have Passed the Century Mark, Such as Old China, Furniture, Pewter, Copper, Brass, Samplers and Sun-dials, with Comments on Their Age, Decoration and Value.

By: Robie, Virginia

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Company Company: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1182

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 568 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover with paper illustration on front board of a collector examining an item. Very light shelfwear consisting of some rubbing to cloth at spine ends and a shallow ding to front board near mid-spine. Very light foxing to endpapers otherwise internally very clean and unmarked. Color frontis illustration of Ruth M. Hallock's The Band Box Shop. Illustrated throughout text with 80 black and white photos and numerous line drawings. Chapters: Staffordshire Lanes, Blue Staffordshire High Road, Unbeaten Paths in Staffordshire, Neglected Corners, Shelf ... View more info

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The Elizabethan Underworld

By: Salgado, Gamini

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Wrens Park Publishing of W.D. Williams & Son Ltd.: 1999

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 2543

ISBN: 0905778391

Condition: Fine


x.230pgs. Fine Hardcover with illustrated boards in matching Fine dust jacket. Featuring over sixty illustrations from manuscripts and pamphlets contemporary to that time period. Contents: List of Illustrations, Preface, Acknowledgements, Chapters: London-Flower of Cities All, The Suburbs of Sin, The Fun of the Fair, White Magic and Black Witches, Astrologers and Alchemists, Low-Life on the Highway,Autolycus and His Tribe, Minions of the Moon, Counter and Clink, Bridewell and Bedlam. ISBN 0905778391 Book # 2543. View more info

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Elizabethan Drama 1558-1642 [Volume Two ]

By: Schelling. Felix E.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1908

Edition: No Previous Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2544

Condition: Very Good


x.685pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine. This is an original printing, not a modern reproduction, and consists of Volume Two only. Previous owner J.L. Mankiewicz in neat pencil on front endpaper, with cadeuceus bookplate of medical historian Fielding Hudson Garrison on front fixed endpaper. Internally clean, sound, unmarked with faint age toning to edges of text block. Contents of Volume Two: XIII. History and Tragedy on Classical Myth and Story. XIV. The College Drama. XV. The English Masque. XVI. The Pastoral Drama. XVII. Tragicomedy and "Romance"... View more info

Image for British Windmills and Watermills.With 8 Plates in Color and 24 Illustrations in Black & White.

British Windmills and Watermills.With 8 Plates in Color and 24 Illustrations in Black & White.

By: Skilton, C.P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1947

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2317

Condition: Very Good


47 pgs. Very Good navy and white hardcover in matching Good to Very Good jacket. Light rubbing to corners of boards. Jacket has rubbing along edged and several small to medium edge tears. Binding sound. Text clean and unmarked. Sections include a list of illustrations, the rise and decline of windmills, windmill design and mechanism, the windmills of britain, artists who painted mills, the watermills of britain, bibliography. Adprint postcard laid in for a subscription to the publication "Future". #2317. View more info

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The Scenewright. Illustrated By the Author.

By: Smith, Andre

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Co.: 1930

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 2274

Condition: Good to Very Good


vii.135pgs. Good to Very Good condition blue cloth hard cover. Gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Lettering on spine and edges of cloth somewhat faded, rubbing to cloth at corners. Owner name (Pearl Masterman, February 6, 1934] on front blank, with two of her bookplates on the front endpapers. Frontis and endpaper illustrations depict scenes of set and model building. Illustrations throughout by the author. Scattered throughout text are occasional underlines and brief marginal notations in pencil. Contents: The Reason. I. The Scenewright, II. Considering the Script, III. The Ske... View more info

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Sotheby's Art at Auction. The Art Market Review 1994-1995.

By: Sotheby's

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Conran Octopus Ltd.: 1995

Seller ID: 426

ISBN: 1850297185

Condition: Near Fine


4to. 312 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean and unmarked.. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Dust jacket has a shallow crinkle at top edge. Over 390 color photographs. Begins with "Portrait of an Incorrigible Collector" by Wolf Mankowitz, illustrated by Julie Westbury. Other features include Art at Issue, Art at Auction, Literary Property, Decorative Arts, Precious Objects and Collections. Art at Large features the collection of William Randolph Hearst at San Simeon. Also featured are investigations from the world of art at large, such as the preserva... View more info

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Hand Atlas of Human Anatomy. Vols. I,II,III. Set.

By: Spalteholz, Werner

Price: $78.00

Publisher: Philadelphia and London, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1906

Edition: Second English Edition

Seller ID: 2555

Condition: Good to Very Good


Good to Very Good condition red cloth hardcovers, 3 vol. set of vi.871pgs. Not dated, circa early twentieth century (1906 in author's conclusion Vol. III.). Illustrated throughout in black and white as well as multicolored ink drawings, incredibly detailed, rendered from dissections and formalin preserved organs. This type of medical illustration can now be considered a lost art. Bindings sound, text and illustrations clean and unmarked, some rubbing to edges and corners of cloth with an ink spot and faded tape marks at corners to cloth and endpapers. Front enpapers are gift inscribed to and f... View more info

Foundry Work. A Practical Guide to Modern Methods of Moulding and Casting in Iron, Bronze, Steel, and Other Metals, Including Many Valuable Hints on Shop Equipment and Management, Useful Tables, Etc.

By: Stimpson, William C.

Price: $53.00

Publisher: Chicago, American School of Correspondence: 1909

Edition: No Additional or Previous Printings

Seller ID: 2576

Condition: Good


150 pgs. Good condition red cloth hardcover. General exterior wear and smudging and spotting, with edge rubbing and a few chips to cloth on back board. Internally Very Good, clean and unmarked. Probably an Ex-Lib of some sort as there is remnant of bookplate torn from front fixed endpaper. No other marks or stamps. A turn of the last century solid informational reference on a now mostly lost art. Illustrated throughout with detailed drawings and tables for properties, conversions and alloy mixtures. Book#2576. View more info

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Aubrey Beardsley. A Biography.

By: Sturgis, Matthew

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, Overlook Press.: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 805

ISBN: 087951910X

Condition: Fine


8vo. 404 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Grey boards, black cloth spine. Yellow decorative endpapers. Black and white illustrated dustjacket with portrait on front panel. Publishers release slip laid in. By his death in 1898 at the age of 28, Aubrey Beardsley had already become known as "a precocious line artist who redefined the limits of black-and-white art. His erotic, decadent illustrations for Oscar Wilde's 'Salome' and the famous journal 'The Yellow Book' set the tone of his style: by turns shocking, facetious and cruel." For this first full-length biography in over 20 year... View more info

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The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators : The Published Graphic Art of the English Pre-Raphaelites & Their Associates with Critical Biographical Essays & Illustrated Catalogues of the Artists' Engraved Works

By: Suriano, Gregory R.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New Castle, DE, U.S.A., Oak Knoll Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 2131

ISBN: 0712346813

Condition: Fine


4to. 336 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated throughout. Contents: First Appearances of Important Books in the Artist Catalogues. Preface, Introduction: The Pre-Raphaelites and Published Graphic Art in Victorian England, The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations of the Major Pre-Raphaelites (C), The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations of the Pre-Raphaelite Associates (Burton, Collins, Collinson, Deverell, Holiday, Inchbold, Prinsep, Ruskin, Seddon, Smetham, Woolner]The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations in the Pre-Raphaelite Style (Clayton, Crane, DuMaurier, Houghton, Lawso... View more info

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The Tariff History of the United States. A Series of Essays.

By: Taussig, F.W.

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New York and London, G.P. Putnam's Sons:

Edition: No Previous Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2453

Condition: Very Good


vii. 269 pgs. Very Good condition brown cloth hardcover. This is an original 1888 vintage edition, not a modern reprint, covering the period 1789-1887. Light rubbing of cloth at edges and corners, spine ends frayed, first signature loose but holding, binding otherwise quite sound. Owner inscription on front blank F. Hulse, Aug. 1888, steamship, Shelter Island. Content Sections: Protection to Young Industries as Applied in the United States: I. The argument in general, II. Industrial History of the Colonies and of the United States Before 1808, III. The Cotton Manufacture: First factories, enor... View more info

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Great Books and Book Collectors

By: Thomas, Alan G

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1975

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1900

Condition: Near Fine


280pgs. Near Fine maroon cloth hardcover with red and gilt title pieces to spine and front board. Jacket is price-clipped, in Good to Very Good conditions with several moderate tears to front and rear edges of paper, jacket is protected in a clear archival removable cover. Very nicely and generously illustrated throughout with color plates, reproductions and photographs. Chapters: Preface, Manuscripts, Early Printing, Bookbinding, The Bible, Early Books in Hebrew, Herbals and Color-Plate Flower Books, English Books with Coloured Plates, Books on Architecture, The New World, Private Press Book... View more info

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The Anatomy of Drama

By: Thompson, Alan Reynolds

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1942

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1708

Condition: Very Good


xv.414 pgs. Very Good hardcover in Good dust jacket. Book has minimal shelfwear, contents clean and unmarked. Jacket with edge wear and small chips, general smudging to paper, price intact. Chapters: I. The Drama as a Narrative Medium: the varieties of narrative art, drama and fiction, drama and film; II. The Approach to Dramatic Criticism: the process of criticism, the ideal of pure art, the commercial motive, the reforming instinct; III. The Illusion of Reality: identification and detachment, drames and comedies, a classification of plays according to illusion; IV. The Sources of Dramatic Ef... View more info

Image for Thurber on Crime. Stories, Articles, drawings, and reflections on  the Evil That  Men and Women Do.

Thurber on Crime. Stories, Articles, drawings, and reflections on the Evil That Men and Women Do.

By: Thurber, James

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Mysterious Press, NY. First Printing November 1991.: 1991

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 535

ISBN: 0892964502

Condition: Fine


8vo. xii. 208 pgs. Fine hardcover in Very Good + jacket. Edited by Robert Lopresti with a foreword by Donald E. Westlake. The author's ruminations on everyday villainy, some pieces appear for the first time in book form. ISBN 0892964502. #535. View more info

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Photogravures of Nineteen Pictures in the Louvre

By: Unknown

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Place Not Indicated., Not Stated:

Edition: Not Dated.

Seller ID: 2340

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated. [circa pre-1906] Very Good condition navy blue cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front cover, boards affixed with vintage 3-hole binding technique. Light rubbing to corners. Clean and unmarked but for gift inscription on front blank dated Dec. 21st, 1906. One plate has a one inch closed marginal tear and crinkled corner, image not affected. Nineteen photogravures from artwork displayed in the Louvre, each attributed to "Ed.Hautecoeur, Photo". Contents: The Virgin and Angels (No.1260) Salle VII by Cimabue; Coronation of the Virgin (No.1290) Salle VII by Fra Angelico; The... View more info

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Virgil. The Georgics in English Hexameter

By: Virgil. (C.W. Brodribb)

Price: $32.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, D. Appleton and Company. Made and printed in Great Britain.: 1926

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 748

Condition: Very Good


86 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Green cloth with rubbing to spine edges and corners. Top edge gilt. Gilt decorative border on front board. Made and printed in Great Britain. The decorations to this edition are from woodblocks cut by Maud Reed-Cooper. The original Latin meter is reproduced in English as nearly as the structural differences in the two languages would permit. Books I-IV: Of Crops and Weather. Of Vines and Trees. Of Horses and Cattle, Of Bees. #748. View more info

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Midnight Dreary. Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Rutgers University Press: 1999

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 2524

ISBN: 0813526051

Condition: Fine


xvi.199pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked. Edgar-winning Poe biographer John Walsh examines the last days of Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated with reproductions of correspondence, newspaper articals, photos, portraits, documents, medical records and a map of Baltimore contemporary to Poe's last known whereabouts. Contents: Prologue: The Case Reopened, Enter Poe, Enter the Widow, "We Regret to Learn...", Witness Time, Five Last Days, The Sartain Interval, What Mrs. Smith Knew, Suddenly a Tapping, Epilogue: Exit the Widow, Appendix: The Letters of Elmira Shelton, Notes a... View more info

Image for The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche. Re-Told By Walter Pater from "The Golden Ass" of Lucius Apuleius.

The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche. Re-Told By Walter Pater from "The Golden Ass" of Lucius Apuleius.

By: Walter Pater [Lusius Apuleius]

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press, Limited Editions Club: 1951

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2404

Condition: Near Fine


64 pgs. Near Fine condition cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front and spine, clean, bright, unmarked. Rust colored cloth with matching text block edges. Very slight trace of rubbing to cloth at corners. Without slipcase or hourglass pamphlet. Illustrated frontis and five additional full page color illustrations by Edmund Dulac. Special edition by The Limited Editions Club for the George Macy Companys, Inc. Recounts the story as first set down by Lucius Apuleius in his "Transformations" (The Golden Ass), re-told by Walter Pater in his novel "Marius the Epicurean". The Prologu... View more info