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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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Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition.

By: Ahearn, Allen and Patricia

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1995

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 2472

ISBN: 0399140492

Condition: Fine


viii.480 pgs. Fine hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, binding tight. Another timeless handbook for collectors, librarians and booksellers. With 3,500 titles, an additional 2,000 titles have been added to the previous 1989 edition. The 1978, 1986 and 1993 prices are included, as well as new sections on prizes and lists such as Pulitzers, Bookers, Edgars, Hugos, National Book Awards, Caldecotts, PEN/Faulkners, Nebulas, Newberys and Burgess. You are guided on which books to collect, how to identify first editions, evaluate condition and care for your collecti... View more info

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Where Evolution and Religion Meet

By: Coulter, John M. And Coulter, Merle C.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Co.: 1924

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 2381

Condition: Very Good+


105 pgs. Verg Good+ cloth hardcover in original dust jacket. Book is clean and umarked, binding sound, very slight rubbing to edges and corners. Jacket has small chips at spine edges and corners and paper is worn through in places along the flap edges. Flap information lists other titles in the Little Books on Religion series. Apparently then as now, "No subject of science seems to be more misunderstood by those who are not biologists than the doctrine of evolution...When one has been completely informed concerning evolution, he realizes that it does not contradict the Bible in any serious... 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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Dichtung Und Geistesleben Der Deutschen Schweiz. Eine Neue Schweizerische Literaturgeschichte.

By: Ermatinger, Emil

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Munchen/Munich, Verlag C.H. Beck: 1933

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 787

Condition: Very Good


7887 pgs. Red cloth, bright gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front board. Very light foxing of endpapers, else clean and unmarked throughout. Binding tight. Small paper bookshop sticker on rear endpaper (G.F. Stechert & Co., ALfred Hafner, New York) Jacket is Good with several small edge chips, light general soiling and several one inch closed tears at bottom edge. Text is in the German language. A historical study of poetry, drama and intellectual literature in German Switzerland. Printed in Germany, publishers slip laid in. Contents are divided into seven sections followed by a r... 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

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for Educational Institutions and General Readers.

By: Hutchison, Joseph C.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Maynard, Merrill, & Co.: 1894

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 2561

Condition: Good to Very Good


vi.327 pgs. Good to very good condition decorated red cloth hardcover., light wear to cloth at edges and corners with fraying to spine ends and bottom left edge of spine bordering front cover. Binding sound. Previous owner name in neat script of front endpaper, a spot of foxing to edge of frontis plate, else clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, tables and several colored plates. Chapters: The Framework of the Body, The Muscles, The Integument or Skin, The Chemistry of Food, The Use of the Microscope in the Sudy of Physiology. Appendix: Poisons and Their Ant... View more info

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The Elements of Physiology and Hygiene. A Text-book for Educational Institutions.

By: Huxley, Thomas H. And Wm. Jay Youmans MD

Price: $76.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1868

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated

Seller ID: 2399

Condition: Very Good


x. 420 pgs.+ adv. Very Good condition blue hardcover, leather spine with gilt lettering, pebbled texture boards. Binding sound, rubbing to spine at edges and corners, scattered light foxing, text otherwise clean and unmarked, illustrated with detailed black and white drawings throughout. Original printing, not a modern reprint. From an era where the study of medicine and hygiene was intertwined, holistic and interdisciplinary in approach. Chapters: Relations of Physiology to Other Branches of Science, A General View of the Structure and Function of the Human Body, The Vascular System and the C... View more info

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Four Thousand Years of Pharmacy. An Outline History of Pharmacy and the Allied Sciences.

By: Lawall

Price: $43.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1927

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2553

Condition: Good to Very Good


xv.665 pgs. Good to Very Good. Illustrated with 64 black and white plates including frontis of a section of the Eders papyrus, one of the oldest pharmaceutical works known. Red cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge of text blockmatching red. Corners and edges rubbed and frayed, binding strong and sound. Faint lettering lower spine and owner name on front endpaper, light foxing to frontis, title page and the backs of some of the illustrations. Contents: I. Ancient Pharmacy and its Earliest Side-Line -Medicine. Science in Embryo. II. Pharmacy During the Greek, Alexa... View more info

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Evangeline. A Tale of Acadie.

By: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $33.00

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

Edition: Not Stated

Seller ID: 2578

Condition: Very Good+


141pgs plus publisher's list. Not dated circa 1899-1910. Very attractive small green hardcover, bound in soft leather with gilt decorations to top and spine, top edge gilt. Slight fading to spine. Original red ribbon bookmarker still bound in, but flush with bottom edge. Decorated floral endpapers in gilt and green. Small bookseller label on front endpaper of W.B. Clarke Company, Booksellers & Stationers, Boston. Book# 2578. View more info

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The Illuminated Diary of a Professional Lady.

By: Loos, Anita

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright (Modern Library): 1926

Edition: Eleventh Printing April 1926

Seller ID: 2375

Condition: Good to Very Good


217 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, red and white decorated boards, red cloth spine, paper titlepiece on front board. General rubbing along edges and corners, darkening to paper of boards, binding very sound, internally clean and unmarked but for previous owner name and date on front endpaper and a small clear waterspot at top margin of text block. A few pages have dogeared corners. Illustrated by Ralph Barton, the popularity of this 1925 comic novel exceeded expectations and the publisher produced multiple printings in short order. This copy is a later printing, with the originall... View more info

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Darwin for Beginners

By: Miller, Jonathan and Borin Van Loon

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Writers & Readers: 1982

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1856

ISBN: 0906495954

Condition: Very Good


175pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Clean and unmarked, binding sound. Jacket has no chips or tears, very slight age-toning to edges. Clever, entertaining, informative and very readable introduction to Darwin's life and theories as well as an overview of the general history and controversy of the development of scientific thought into branches such as evolutionary biology, molecular biology and genetics. Illustrated throughout with the imaginative drawings and cartoons of Borin Van Loon. Includes a postscript and section on further reading. For similar illustrative sty... View more info

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Men and Gardens. A Rare and Enchanting Book That Celebrates the Enduring Place of Gardens in Man's Life and Traces Their Changing Forms and Uses in Different Lands and Different Ages.

By: Nan Fairbrother

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1956

Edition: 2nd Printing November 1956

Seller ID: 2515

Condition: Very Good


xii. 271 pgs. Very Good decorated hardcover in Very Good jacket. Book is clean with little sign of shelf wear, binding sound, unmarked but for small bookstore stamp on front blank (The Book Gallery). Light edgewear and a few small tears and chips to jacket, price intact. By the author of "An English Year". Typecast in Janson's Dutch style type. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, schematics, engravings, decorations and photographs. Chapters: Why Men Have Gardened, Enclosed Monastic: Gardening in the Dark Ages, Enclosed Romantic: Gardens of the Middle Ages, Enclosted ... View more info

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in One Volume. Tales and Poems. Special Biographical Introduction by Hervey Allen.

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Walter J. Black Co.: 1927

Edition: Not Stated

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2566

Condition: Very Good


607pgs. Very Good red cloth hardcover with gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Binding sound, contents clean and unmarked. Light rubbing to corners. A detailed biographical introduction by Hervey Allen is followed by sections of poems and tales. First publication information is given under the titles if available. Book# 2566. View more info

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Natural Philosophy. For High Schools and Academies.The Cambridge Course of Physics

By: Rolfe, W.J. And Gillet, J.A.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: New York and Chicago, Potter, Ainsworth and Co.: 1874

Edition: No Additional or Previous Printings

Seller ID: 2560

Condition: Good to Very Good


viii.405 pgs.+ 2 world maps. Good to Very Good condition original cloth hardcover. Overall wear and rubbing to edges and corners. Light foxin and penciled notes on front endpapers. Endpaper wear to rear hinge, binding sound. Colored frontis plate with intact protective tissue. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings and figured, two bicolored world maps in rear showing variation and distribution of atmospheric pressure [circa 1874 climate]. Natural philosopy in this era was inclusive of several disciplines of the physical sciences, hence sections on mechanics, sound, light, heat, ... View more info

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The Pocket Week-End Book (Pocket Book #586)

By: Stern, Philip Van Doren

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Rockefeller Center, New York, Pocket Books Incorporated: 1949

Edition: First Pocket Book Edition,First Printing

Seller ID: 2488

Condition: Good to Very Good


292 pgs. Good to Very Good condition vintage paperback. May 1949 first printing of first Pocket Book edition, with Gertrude the kangaroo logo design inside covers and red text block edges, #586 on spine. Binding sound, light rubbing along spine edges and margins, pages are clean and unmarked, with uniform age darkening along margins. A huge variety of stories, articles and poems in a tiny package by renowned writers and poets, this format was originally intended as a small take-along for a weekend holiday or the like. Table of Contents, Introduction by Philip Van Doren Stern, Valedictory by M... 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