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Image for Die Zukunft Des Menschen [L'Avenir de l'Homme, The Future of Man]

Die Zukunft Des Menschen [L'Avenir de l'Homme, The Future of Man]

By: Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Switzerland, Walter-Verlag: 1966

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2490

Condition: Very Good


404 pgs. Very Good condition dark blue cloth hardcover, text is in German language. Very minor shelf wear, lightly foxed upper text block, internally clean and unmarked with tight binding. Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin [1881-1955] was a Jesuit priest and paleontologist, hence both a theologian and a scientist. His writings reflect his philosophy, ranging from understanding humankind's place in the universe to the impact of scientific discoveries on traditional religi... View more info

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Indoor Bonsai. A Beginner's Step-by-Step Guide.

By: Pike, Dave

Price: $10.00

Publisher: England, The Crowood Press Ltd.: 2000

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1225

ISBN: 1852232544

Condition: Near Fine


Sm. 4to. 128 pgs. Near Fine softcover, clean and unmarked, no notable shelfwear. Contains subtantial detailed information on technique and cultivation suitable for both beginners and more experienced bonsai growers. Contents: Introduction, Buying a Bonsai, Soil, Growing Indoor Bonsai, The Six Basic Shapes, An A-Z of Indoor Trees, Group Plantings, Rock Plantings, Pests and Diseases, Month-by-Month Guide, Index. ISBN 1852232544. #1225. View more info

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The Theory of the Modern Scientific Game of Whist [Pole on Whist]

By: Pole, William

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, G.W. Carleton & Co.: 1883

Seller ID: 982

Condition: Very Good


16mo. 144pgs. Very Good condition dark green cloth with gilt lettering and publishers device on spine. Decorative blindstamping on both front and rear boards. Owner name in pencil on front endpaper, else clean and unmarked throught. Subtitle; From the last London Edition (1879) to Which is Added The Laws and Rules of Whist from "The Portland Club" Code. Contents include Introduction, Explanation of Technical Terms, Theory of the Game, Development of the Theory, ... View more info

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Flowers and Flowering Plants. An Introduction to the Nature and Work of Flowers and the Classification of Flowering Plants.

By: Pool, Raymond

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co.: 1941

Edition: Second Edition, Sixth Impression.

Seller ID: 1012

Condition: Good to Very Good


8vo. xxiii.428 pgs. Very Good condition cloth hardcover. Light to moderate general rubbing to cloth causing a somewhat faded appearance to an otherwise clean and sturdy copy. A volume in the McGraw-Hill Publications in the Botanical Sciences Series. Black and white line drawings and illustrations include a fold-out chart detailing the outline of classification followed in this book, opposite a key to pertinent symbols and abbreviations appearing in the chart. In additio... View more info

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Egyptian Art. An Introduction. Translated By R.H. Boothroyd.

By: Rachelwitz, Boris De

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1960

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1077

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. 256 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in green cloth with red and gilt decorations. Wear to cloth at bottom spine edge, else near fine. Clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout. Translated into English by R.H. Boothroyd, this title was originally published by Aldo Martello in Milan as "Incontro Con LArte Egiziana". Sections: Foreword, definition of the boundaries, artistic greation, finalism and narrative, the plastic arts and royal iconography, the plas... View more info

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The Vampire Companion. The Official Guide to Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles.

By: Ramsland, Katherine

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Ballantine Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1054

ISBN: 0345379225

Condition: Near Fine


8vo. 508 pgs. First Edition October 1993. Near Fine condition black cloth hard cover in Near Fine jacket. Both clean and unmarked. Jacket has tiny shallow ding to paper on back edge at spine. Classic chronicle, glossary and guide book to the vampiric fiction of Anne Rice. Illustrated throughout. Includes glossary, time lines, vampire atlases (ancient world, modern world), San Francisco, New Orleans and the French Quarter, France, Paris, The Gathering of Immortals, Voyag... View more info

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Healing Gardens

By: Rawlings, Rory

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Wisconsin, Willow Creek Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 1075

ISBN: 1572232080

Condition: Fine


4to. 176 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket. Color photographs throughout. Introduction, followed by nicely presented sections on holistic gardening, feng shui, color therapy, herbalism, aromatherapy, meditation, designing a zen garden, resources, suggested reading, index. ISBN 0572232080. #1075. View more info

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Gardens: Architectural Digest

By: Rense, Paige

Price: $8.00

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, Exo... View more info

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Le Grand Passage [The Northwest Passage]. Translated from English By Pierre-Fancois Caille

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions Stock: 1941

Seller ID: 2260

Condition: Good to Very Good


576 pgs. Good to Very Good condition softcover pb in original stiff paper covers. Darkening and creasing of paper of spine, small tears at bottom corners of spine. General age-toning of paper. Page edges untrimmed. Internally clean and unmarked. Text is in French language.Translated from the English by Pierre-Francais Caille. Set in mid 18th century North America during the French and Indian War, Major Robert Rogers and his men are in search of the Northwest Passage. Two... 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: $22.00

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 draw... View more info

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The Story of Medicine

By: Robinson, Victor, M.D.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Albert & Charles Boni: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2480

Condition: Very Good


527 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, black and silver lettering and decoration to spine, silver caduceus of the medical profession decorates front board. Binding sound, light overall wear, with rubbing of cloth at edges and corners, binding sound, light blue stain to rear endpapers, small stylized bookseller ticket [Zeitlin Books, Los Angeles] of a grasshopper (?) at bottom inner corner of rear board. Author was professor of the History of Medicine at Tem... View more info

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New Worlds in Old Books

By: Rostenberg, Leona and Madeleine B. Stern

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Delaware, Oak Knoll Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2468

ISBN: 1884718892

Condition: Fine


viii.202pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dustjacket, pristine condition in removable archival cover. In this bibliophile memoir, dedicated "to the Survival of the Printed Book in the Twenty-First Century" the world-renowned authors reveal the new realms and wealth of knowledge waiting to be discovered in the world of old books. Sections: Introduction: Through Our Hands, What's Past Is Prologue, Eye-Witness Reports, United Nations and Utopias, Hidden Americana, Censors... 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, Bridewe... View more info

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MOSS GARDENING. Including Lichens, Liverworts and Other Miniatures.

By: Schenk, George

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 2004

Edition: Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 1786

ISBN: 0881923702

Condition: Fine


8vo. 261 pgs. Fine condition black cloth hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, as new from publisher. A practical source book for moss-lovers with sections on identification, transportation, propagation, cultivation and uses in various gardening schemes. Glossy color photos offer inspiration throughout the text. Topics include general moss cultivation, Japanese gardens, mossy rocks, lichens, liverworts, Alpine gardens, container gardening, bonsai mosses, index of... View more info

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Fermented Vegetables. Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes

By: Schockey, Kirsten K. and Shockey, Christopher

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC: 2014

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 2550

ISBN: 1612124259

Condition: As New


376pgs. New, clean and unmarked. Contents: 1. Dipping into the Brine. Fermentation Fundamentals. 2. Mastering the Basics: Kraut, Condiments, Pickles and Kimchi. 3. In the Crock. Fermented Vegetables A to Z. [listed alphabetically]. Garden Vegetables and Herbs. Foraged Vegetables, Fruits. 4. On the Plate [Recipes]. Breakfast,Snacks, Lunch, Happy Hour Cocktails, Dinner, Dessert. Book #2550. ISBN 9781612124254. View more info

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The Horseman's Encyclopedia

By: Self, Margaret Cabell

Price: $14.00

Publisher: United States, A.S. Barnes and Company: 1946

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1783

Condition: Very Good


519 pgs. Very Good condition cloth hardcover, light general shelf wear, owner name on front endpaper else clean and unmarked. A broad-ranging alphabetic compilation of terminology and facts pertaining to all aspects of horses and horsemanship. Interspersed with photos and drawings. Appended are statistics pertaining to harness, flat and hurdle racing, recognized hunts, famous horses, famous horses of fiction, Western and hunting terms. Also laid in is a portion of a lett... View more info

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

By: Skilton, C.P.

Price: $12.00

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 t... View more info

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The Riddle of the Universe

By: Smart, W.M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons: 1970

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 2479

Condition: Near Fine


x. 228 pgs. Near Fine condition green cloth hardcover, clean and unmarked, binding tight, very slight wear to cloth at edges and corners. Illustrated plates. Author was former Regius professor of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow and Fison Memorial lecturer. Contents: Preface, The Earth or Sun as Center of the Universe?, The Rule of Law, Towards the Nebulae, Sounding the Depths of Space, Stellar Motions, The Secrets of Light, How Does the Sun Keep on Shining, The Ga... View more info

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The Scenewright. Illustrated By the Author.

By: Smith, Andre

Price: $16.00

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 underlin... View more info

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Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.

By: Smith, C. Alphonso

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2536

Condition: Very Good


350pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Very light rubbing to corners, light foxing to pre-title pages otherwise internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. This is the original edition and not a modern reprint. Contents: Chapter I: The World-Author; Chapter II: The Man; Chapter III: The Critic; Chapter IV: The Poet; Chapter V: The Writer of Short Stories; Chapter VI: The Frontiersman. By the a... View more info