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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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The Court of Persia, Viewed in Connection with Scriptural Usages. Revised By Daniel P. Kidder.

By: Kitto, John, D.D.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, Lane & Scott, for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church: 1849

Seller ID: 1966

Condition: Good

176pgs. Good condition hardcover, marbled boards, black spine and corners. Refer to images. Backing of spine is chipped away at top edge and partially along front side to reveal sewn page gathers underneath. Gathered pages remain tightly sewn, but upper thread is not connected to boards. Boards remain firmly affixed otherwise. Owner name on front endpaper in vintage fountain pen. Some smudging and light foxing to endpapers, blanks, title page and frontis. Frontis portrait engraving of a Persian king. The contents are divided into eight chapters: Principles of Eastern Regal Government, Legislat... View more info

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The Fig Eater

By: Shields, Jody

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Little Brown & Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1742

ISBN: 0316785644

Condition: Fine

311 pgs. Fine hardcover, clean and crisp, in Near Fine jacket. Tiny pinhead perforation to bottom left corner of jacket near spine edge, else fine. Set in Vienna in 1910, the murder of Freud's famous patient Dora is being investigated by the Inspector, newly trained in rationalist criminology. The author presents turn-of-the-century Vienna combined with aspects of forensics, criminolgy, food, botany, folklore, customs, perverse medical practices and subtle sexual secrets. ISBN 0316785644. #1742 View more info

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The Dreamer. A Romantic Rendering of the Life Story of Edgar Allan Poe.

By: Stanard, Mary Newton

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 2540

Condition: Very Good

382pgs. Very Good hardcover with sturdy white cloth spine, blue boards, blue and gilt titlepiece to spine. Light foxing to rear fixed endpaper, else clean and unmarked. This edition conforms to the latest discoveries concerning Poe's life, contains eight illustrations, and chapter heads and a table of contents were included to aid the reader in locating any special content. Chapters I-XXXIII: Exit Elizabeth Arnold, Edgar Poe Becomes Edgar Allan, At School in England, A Packet of Letters, Home Again, Schooldays in Richmond, The Awakening of Ambition, "Helen Thy Beauty is to Me", Elmira ... View more info