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

By: Roberts, Kenneth

Price: $13.00

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 maps precede the text. "The Northwest Passage" by Kenneth Roberts also inspired the 1940 film "Northwest Passage... View more info

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New Worlds in Old Books

By: Rostenberg, Leona and Madeleine B. Stern

Price: $12.00

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, Censorship and Suppression, Stratagems of Satan, Feminism, The Jews, The Blacks, The Lure of Firsts, The Press: Exotic and Uncommon,... 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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Manual of Orchids (Royal Horticultural Society Ser.)

By: Stewart, Joyce (editor); Griffiths, Mark (editor)

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press, Incorporated, in Association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 1995

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1180

ISBN: 0881923346

Condition: Fine


8vo. liii.388 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket. A comprehensive treatment of all orchid species and cultivars currently in cultivation. Contents: Preface, Introduction (history, culture, glasshouse orchids, composts, potting, repotting, mounted plants, watering and spraying, feeding, resting, staking and flowering, cultural problems, pests and diseases, propagation, tissue culture, hybridization, nomenclature, merit awards, sources of plants, hardy orchids), Classification, List of Genera, Glossary, Tables of Measurement, Climactic Zones, Abbreviations, Orchids A-Z (a summary of each ge... View more info

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Superstitious

By: Stine, R.L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books.: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 154

ISBN: 0446519537

Condition: Near Fine


8vo. 390 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover in near Fine jacket. Blue boards, black spine, gold lettering, clean and unmarked. Jacket by Tony Greco. Set on a small Pennsylvania college campus "Stine unleashes his mastery of the macabre on adult readers".ISBN 0446519537. #154. 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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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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Reading. An Essay.

By: Walpole, Hugh.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1927

Edition: November 1927.

Seller ID: 501

Condition: Very Good


12mo. 89 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Lavender gold-flecked boards with slight sunning of spine. Paper title piece intact. Clean and unmarked within. An essay on reading divided into chapters: Reading for Fun, Reading for Education, Reading for Love #501. View more info