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The Fables of Aesop and Others with Designs on Wood By Thomas Bewick.

By: Aesop

Price: $66.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1903

Edition: 1903 Edition

Seller ID: 2575

Condition: Very Good


xxiv.376pgs. Very Good condition red cloth hardcover, top edge gilt, slight fading to spine and toning to title piece, slight foxing to fore-edge and text, binding sound and apparently at least partially unread, as many pages remain uncut along fore-edge (see images). Illustrated throughout with woodcuts by Thomas Bewick. This is the 1903 later edition, a facsimile of the 1818 and 1823 editions printed by E. Walker for T. Bewick & Son. Each of the 189 tales contains a headpiece and talepiece woodcut illustration by Thomas Bewick, as well as an "application", i.e. the lesson to be lear... View more info

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The Orchid in Lore and Legend.

By: Berliocchi, Luigi

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 2001

Edition: Second Printing.

Seller ID: 1678

ISBN: 0881924911

Condition: Fine


8vo. 184 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Translated by Lenore Rosenberg and Anita Weston. Firsy published in1996 as "Il flore degli dei, l'orchideadel mito alla storia" by Nuovo Equilibri, Viterbo, Italy. Foreword by Henry Oakley. Richly illustrated throughout with black and white period engravings and paintings and full page color plates from Warner and Williams "The Orchid Album". An account of the discovery of the orchid and it's place in literature, religion, the arts, magic, cuisine, lore and legend. Also included is an account of the most popular genera and their cult... View more info

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Collecting Early Machine-Made Marbles : The M. F. Christensen & Son Company and Christensen Agate Company

By: Block, Robert

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Schiffer Pub Ltd: 2003

Seller ID: 1735

ISBN: 0764318276

Condition: Fine


158 pgs. Fine condition glossy hardcover, New.. Detailed color photos. Text by renowned marble authority. From the cover: With this book, readers will discover machine-made marbles from the early 1900 to the 1930's that revolutionized the glass marble industry. Over 700 beautiful color photos display marbles produced by the Ohio-based companies M.F. Christensen & Son Company and Christensen Agate Company. Among those displayed are bricks, cobras, guineas, opaques, slags, single pontil slags, swirls, hand-gathered swirls and early slag traditionals. Text includes descriptions, history and metho... View more info

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RUBENS. Complete Edition with One Hundred and Forty Plates, Four in Full Colour, and a Selection From the Painter's Correspondence.

By: Burckhardt, Jacob

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Phaidon Publishers Inc. (distributed By The Oxfurd University Press): 1950

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1243

Condition: Very Good


12mo. 374 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Blue decorated cloth, clean and unmarked. Jacket has several small edge tears and rubbing to paper at edges. Complete Edition with One Hundred and Forty Plates, Four in Full Colour, and a Selection From the Painter's Correspondence. Edited by H. Gerson. Contents: Editor's Introduction, Synopsis by Burckhardt, Recollections of Rubens, Notes, Selected Letters of Rubens, Plates, Index of Collections, Index of Ruben's Works. Nicely illustrated throughout. Burckhardt's essay is translated by Mary Hottinger. The translation o... View more info

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Get a Grip on Evolution (Get a Grip on...Series)

By: Burnie, David

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Alexandria, VA, U.S.A., Time-Life Education, Incorporated: 1998

Seller ID: 1343

ISBN: 0737000368

Condition: Fine


8vo. 192 pags. Fine softcover, clean and unmarked, in stiff wraps with matching illustrated paper cover. Kraft-paper colored pages with black print, with illustrations and drawings scattered informally alongside each topic. Content is presented clearly and imaginatively, useful and entertaining for novice, student and scientist alike. "Ever since Darwin, the question of ancestry, human and animal, has been hotly disputed, and a merry trail of claims, hoaxes and confusion has kept us all entertained. Until the 18th century, everyone knew where they stood on the ladder of nature, with jell... View more info

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Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg

By: Caveney, Graham

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Bantam Books.: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1487

ISBN: 0767902785

Condition: As New


8vo. 216 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket, clean and unmarked. Black and white cover art.The first fully illustrated tribute to Allen Ginsberg, the best-known American poet of the post-war generation, mother of the Beats, and walking embodiment of Western counterculture. ISBN 0767902785. #1487. View more info

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The Handbook of Spun Silk. Containing the Essential Facts About Its Nature and Uses, Together with a Reference Table of Comparative Sizes.

By: Champlain Silk Mills

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Madison Ave NY, Champlain Silk Mills: 1922

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2447

Condition: Good to Very Good


31pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, No. 594 of a limited edition by Champlain Silk Mills, presented to Mackay, Wilde & Co. as indicated on front endpapers. A one inch chip at mid spine and several faded areas and spots on front board. Binding sound, internally clean and unmarked but for one page with a few sentences lightly underlined. Contents: What is Spun Silk, How it is Made, Spun Silk vs. Schappe, Gum in Silk, Foreign Matter, Color, Lustre, Weight, Size, Table of Corresponding Sizes in Spun Silk, Cotton, Etc., Dyeing, Package Form, Skeins for Dyeing or Warping in the Natural, T... View more info

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The Beaded Lampshade Book: Techniques for Beadlovers (The Beading Bks.)

By: Conner, Wendy Simpson

Price: $12.00

Publisher: San Diego, CA, U.S.A., Interstellar Publishing Company: 1995

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1506

ISBN: 0964595710

Condition: As New


8vo. 52 pages. As New spiral-bound softcover, illustrated throughout with photos and detailed drawings. Contents: types of beads, bugle beads, seedbeads, stringing media, needles, cements, fringing styles, full color photos, types of frames, measuring your lampshade, lampshades: cemented shades, tigertail lampshade, freeform woven, woven mesh, sewing maching lampshade, comanche stitch lampshade, peyote stitch cutout, crystal & wire, African woven, diamond stitch, art deco, Turkish, butterfly. ISBN 0964595710. #1506. View more info

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A Treasury of Stephen Foster

By: Deems Taylor, John Tasker Howard, Ray Lev, Dorothy Berliner Commins [Stephen Foster]

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1946

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2521

Condition: Good to Very Good


222 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover, green boards, red cloth spine. General wear to cloth and boards at edges and corners, lettering to spine somewhat faded, rubbing to paper edges and shallow scuffing of boards. Binding sound, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: Foreword by Deems Taylor, Stephen Collins Foster by John Tasker Howard, Open Thy Lattice Love, Oh! Boys Carry Me 'Long, Hard Times Come Again No More, Ellen Bayne, Oh! Susanna, Away Down Souf, Lou'siana Belle, Old Uncle Ned, My Brudder Gum, Nelly Was a Lady, Oh! Lemuel!, Camptown Races, Angelina Baker, Nelly Bly, Ring De Banjo, ... View more info

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A History of the Nineteenth Century Year By Year. Volume Three. [1857-1900]

By: Emerson, Edwin, Jr.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, P.F. Collier and Son.: 1902

Seller ID: 525

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 1924 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Maroon cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Light cloth wear to spine edges, corners and board edges. Hinges sound. 1/2 inch edge tear to margin of color frontis plate of the entry of the Allies into Peking. Copyright 1900 with no additional printings stated. This volume includes six additional color plates, fourteen black/white plates and one colored fold-out map "The Geographical Divisions of the World in 1901" within the text of vol. III. Covers the period 1857-1900. With an Introduction by Georg Gottfried Gervinius. #525. View more info

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Einstein and the Generations of Science

By: Feuer, Lewis S.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Basic Books, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 631

ISBN: 0465018718

Condition: Very Good


8vo. ix. 374 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good jacket. Brown cloth, blue lettering to spine and matching color to top of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing to corners of spine, in protective cover. Black and white photographs. Contents include: The Social Roots of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Social, Generational, and Philosopical Sources of Quantum Theory, Generational Movements and 'Scientific Revolutions', Conflict of Scientific Schools, Index. "In this absorbing intellectual history we come to know Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, de Broglie, and many others not as ... View more info

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Thais

By: France, Anatole

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Marvin Press.: 1931

Seller ID: 388

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 252 pgs. Very Good condition. Lightly soiled rust cloth with gilt publishers device on front cover. Light edge and corner wear. Introduction with illustrations by Hendrik Van Loon. Contents: Book I. The Lotus, Book II. The Papyrus, Book III.The Euphorbium. #388. View more info

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Authentic Libretti of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas as Presented By the O'Oyly Carte Opera Company During Their American Season [The Gilbert and Sullivan Library]

By: Frederick Hobbs

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, The Bass Publishers: 1935

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2520

Condition: Good to Very Good


209 pgs. Good to Very Good condition brown cloth hardcover with black lettering and decoration to front board. External wear to cloth along edges and corners with a few small bumps and dings to boards. Internally, bookplate of former owned (now detached, with glue residue on front endpaper) otherwise clean and unmarker throughout. With a Foreword by Frederick Hobbs, Company Manager of the D'Oyly Opera Company Including Famous Musical Selections and Original "Bab" Illustrations Drawn by Sir W.S. Gilbert. Contents: The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, H.M.S. Pinafore, The M... View more info

Image for [{Autobiography of Eric Gill]Autobiography. Quod Ore Sumpsimus...

[{Autobiography of Eric Gill]Autobiography. Quod Ore Sumpsimus...

By: Gill, Eric

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1941

Edition: Fourth Impression

Seller ID: 2502

Condition: Good


283pgs. Good condition red cloth hardcover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Binding sound, red topstain a bit mottled and streaked, slight wrinkling and wear to cloth at edges and corners and rear board, shallow rippling to some pages especially along bottom margins, otherwise internally clean and sound. Fourth Impression March 1941 with frontis self-portrait and several additional plates within text. Sections: Preface, I. Holes in Oblivion, II. The Schoolboy at School, III. The Schoolboy at Home, IV. Chichester, V. In an Architect's Office, VII. Postscript: The Business World and the ... View more info

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Eric Gill. A Bibliography.

By: Gill, Evan

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Winchester, St. Paul's Bibliographies: 1991

Edition: First Printing of Second (Revised) Editi

Seller ID: 1717

ISBN: 0906795532

Condition: Fine


8vo.xv. 368 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, no chips or tears. Prefaces by Steven Corey and Evan Gill. Contents: I. books, pamphlets, etc. written by Eric Gill, II. books, periodicals, etc., to which Eric Gill was a contributing author. III. books and other publications illustrated by Eric Gill containing wood engravings, title pages, initial letters, tail-pieces, IV. books, journals, etc. containing criticism or reference to his work, V. miscellanea, VI. posters and related items illustrated by Eric Gill. This bibliography is fully indexed and cross-referenced by engravi... View more info

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Art of Seed Beading

By: Gourley, Elizabeth; Davis, Jane; Talbott, Ellen

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Sterling Pub Co Inc: 1999

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1725

ISBN: 0806978295

Condition: Fine


128 pgs Fine condition softcover, clean and unmarked. Nicely illustrated throughout with color photos and detailed bead diagrams. Contents: Introduction, Techniques, Beadweaving: Needle and Loom Projects, Pre-Strung Bead Projects, Embellishment Projects, Inspirational Gallery, Glossary, Index. ISBN 0806978295. #1725 View more info

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Devils, Drugs and Doctors. The Story of the Science of Healing from Medicine-Man to Doctor.

By: Haggard, Howard W.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1929

Edition: No Additional or Previous Printings

Seller ID: 2558

Condition: Good to Very Good


xxii.405pgs. Good to Very Good condition black cloth hardcover. Corners rubbed, rear hinge loose but holding well, general wear to covers. Light foxing to enpapers, frontis and title page. Generously illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, woodcuts, portaits. Parts and Chapters: The Conquest of Death at Birth: Childbirth and Civilization, Sairey Gamps and the Midmen, The Compassion of Peter Chamberlen, "A Gentleman with Clean Hands May Carry the Disease"; The Story of Anaesthesia: "In Sorrow Thou Shalt Bring Forth Children"; The Progress of Surgery: Making an Anat... View more info

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The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime

By: Harvey, Miles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., Random House Inc: 2000

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 1831

ISBN: 0375501517

Condition: Fine


xxiii.405 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. The story of the theft of scores of valuble centuries-old maps from prominent libraries in the United States and Canada. The perpetrator was Gilbert Bland, a south Florida antiques dealer. Harvey interviews librarians and a foremost map collector and, with the help of an FBI agent, tracks down The Island of Lost Maps. ISBN 0375501517. #1831 View more info

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Ballet Panorama. An Illustrated Chronicle of Three Centuries. With 158 Illustrations from Prints, Drawings and Photographs.

By: Haskell, Arnold L.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1947

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 1934

Condition: Very Good


viii.120pgs. Very Good yellow cloth hardcover. Very minimal shelf wear, clean and unmarked with the exception of an inscription on front blank William T. Rothwell London 1956". Illustrated endpapers.With 158 Illustrations from prints, drawings and black and white photographs. Contents: I. The Birth and Progress of Ballet. II. The Romantic Movement. III. Ballet in Russia and Russian Ballet. IV. The Birth of Ballet in England and America. V. Voyage into Space. VI. Ballet Since 1939. Index. By the author of: Balletomania, Diaghileff, Dancing Round the World, Prelude to Ballet, Balletomane's ... View more info

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Photogravures of Nineteen Pictures in the Louvre

By: Hautecouer

Price: $22.00

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 clips which may allow removal of plates for framing if desired. Light rubbing to corners. Clean and unmarked but for gift inscription on front blank dated Dec. 21st, 1906. High quality cream colored paper. One plate has a one inch closed marginal tear and crinkled corner, image not affected. Nineteen photogravures from artwork displayed in the Louvre circa 1906 exhibition, each attributed to "Ed.Hautecoeur, Photo". Contents: The Virgin ... View more info