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Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

By: Dunnett, Nigel and Kingsbury, Noel

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., Timber Press: 2004

Seller ID: 1789

ISBN: 088192640X

Condition: Fine


254 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated with color photos throughout. A description of the historical development and current techniques for planting on roofs and walls. Apart from inherent beauty, roof greening reaps the environmental benefits of reducing pollution and run-off, insulating against heat and cold and reducing maintenance needs. Both large scale and small domestic examples are explored, introducing the practical techniques required including weight-bearing considerations, materials, substrates, draining layers and modular systems. A chapter is devoted to choosing plan... 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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Fire Places. A Practical Design Guide to Fireplaces and Stoves Indoors and Out.

By: Gitlin, Jane

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Newtown CT, The Taunton Press: 2006

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2542

ISBN: 1561588350

Condition: Near Fine


202pgs. Near Fine condition large softcover, clean and unmarked with light shelfwear to lower edges and top of spine. Richly illustrated with color photos throughout. Interspersed with historical notes and anecdotal lore relevant to the structures being discussed.Chapters: 1. Your Fire Place: Ritual and Culture, Taming Fire, Keeping the Home Fires Burning, What's Your Fire Place?, A Hearth for Every Room; 2. Fireplaces: What Sort of Fireplace for Your Home?, Masonry Fireplaces, Prefabricated Fireplaces, Where Does Your Fireplace Belong?, Chimney Basics, Chimney Style; 3. Mantelpiece Style: The... View more info

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The Chess Garden or the Twilight Letters of Gustav Uyterhoeven.

By: Hansen, Brooks

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NY. 1995. First edition.: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 553

ISBN: 0374160155

Condition: Fine


8vo. 481 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Frontis and text illustrations by Miles Hyman. Set in 1900, Dr. Gustav Uyterhoeven leaves his wife and their chess garden in Ohio to serve in the British concentration camps of the Boer War in South Africa. In a series of letters and chess pieces sent to his wife, he describes an imaginary land called Antipodes, where all the game pieces of the garden come to life to guide the doctor through his last adventure. A blending of history and allegory within the context of game pieces which come to life in the chess garden. ISBN 0374160155. #553. View more info

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The Private Lives of Albert Einstein

By: Highfield, Roger and Carter, Paul

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1993

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 932

ISBN: 0571167446

Condition: Fine


8vo.xii. 355 pgs. Fine grey hardcover in very good+ dust jacket. Jacket has light rubbing at corners, else fine. Biograpy of Albert Einstein presents a startling new portrait of his private life. Includes black and white photograhs, family tree, references and bibliography. ISBN 0571167446. #932. View more info

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Asylum for the Queen

By: Jordan, Mildred

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1948

Seller ID: 118

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 409 pgs. Very good condition hardcover. Maroon cloth, gilt lettering and floral decoration on spine. A few shallow dings to rear board, otherwise clean and unmarked. Historical novel set in France. #118. View more info

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Ex-Libris

By: King, Ross

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Walker & Co: 2001

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 1743

ISBN: 0802733573

Condition: Fine


391 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and Set in Europe following the English Civil War. From the jacket: "A cryptic summons to a remote country house launches Isaac Inchbold, a London bookseller and antiquarian, on an odyssey through seventeenth-century Europe, charged with the task of restoring a magnificent library destroyed by the war." Inchbold's life depends on recovering a missing manuscript, in the midst of underworld, spies, ciphers and forgeries. ISBN 0802733573. #1743. 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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Lincoln the Soldier

By: Lewis, Joseph

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Freethought Press: 1925

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 2316

Condition: Very Good


A folded leaflet of Abraham Lincoln ephemera: "Lincoln the Soldier"an address delivered over radio Station WGBS February 12, 1925 by Joseph Lewis (1889-1968), president of the Freethinker Association of America. Fourth printing, the Freethought Press Association, NY. Leaflet is creased from being folded in half, with a smudge to lower right front corner, otherwise clean and unmarked.#2316. View more info

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The Magical World of Moss Gardening.

By: Martin, Annie

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press: 2015

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2547

ISBN: 978104695601

Condition: Fine


238 pgs. New condition softcover pb. Contents: INtroduction: Moss Magic, Green Grandeur: A Tour of Moss Gardens, Bryophyte Basics: Botany and Natural History of Mosses, Mosses for Gardeners: 25 Bryophytes To Know and Grow, , From Concept to Garden Plan:Designing With Mosses, Panting and Propagation: Establishing Your Moss Garden, Your Thriving Moss Garden: Maintenance and Troubleshooting; Metric Conversions,Resources and References,Acknowledgements, Photo Credits, Index. ISBN 978104695601.Book #2547. View more info

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The Fencing Master

By: Perez-Reverte, Arturo; Costa, Margaret Jull [translator]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace and Co.: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2508

ISBN: 0151001812

Condition: Fine


First American Edition, translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa. A beautiful, mysterious and highly-skilled stranger approaches fencing maestro Don Jaimes and requests that he teach her the art of the unstoppable thrust. By the author of The Club Dumas and The Seville Communion. ISBN 0151001812. #2508. View more info

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Blood Lines: Vampire Stories from New England (The American Vampire Series)

By: Schimel, Lawrence (editor); Greenberg, Martin H. (editor)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Nashville, TN, U.S.A., Cumberland House Publishing: 1997

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1523

ISBN: 1888952504

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. 224 pgs. Very Good+ condition softcover pb, clean and unmarked with minimal shelf wear consisting of a small, barely discernable lightly abraded spot in the center of the front cover. Text is clean, crisp and unmaked. Anthology of tales centered around the local and historical vampire lore of New England. Contents: Introduction; Acknowledgments; New Hampshire: "Investigating Jericho" by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro; Massachusetts: "The Brotherhood of Blood" by Hugh B. Cave; Connecticut: "Chastel" by Manly Wade Wellman; Maine: "The Doom of the House of Duryea" by E... 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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A Verticillium Root Disease of American Elm (Bulletin 6)

By: Tehon, Leo R. And Homer L. Jacobs

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Kent, Ohio, The Davey Tree Expert Company: 1936

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2335

Condition: Very Good


32 pgs. Very Good staple bound softcover. Owner name and subject category Ulmus-Diseases on front cover, small chip to upper edge of rear cover, otherwise clean, sound and unmarked. Illustrated with black and white tables, drawings, photographs and charts. Historical overview, symptoms, experimental data, effect of treatments, biibliography. #2335. 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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The Anatomy of Drama

By: Thompson, Alan Reynolds

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1942

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1708

Condition: Very Good


xv.414 pgs. Very Good hardcover in Good dust jacket. Book has minimal shelfwear, contents clean and unmarked. Jacket with edge wear and small chips, general smudging to paper, price intact. Chapters: I. The Drama as a Narrative Medium: the varieties of narrative art, drama and fiction, drama and film; II. The Approach to Dramatic Criticism: the process of criticism, the ideal of pure art, the commercial motive, the reforming instinct; III. The Illusion of Reality: identification and detachment, drames and comedies, a classification of plays according to illusion; IV. The Sources of Dramatic Ef... View more info

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Midnight Dreary. Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe.

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Rutgers University Press: 1999

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 2524

ISBN: 0813526051

Condition: Fine


xvi.199pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked. Edgar-winning Poe biographer John Walsh examines the last days of Edgar Allan Poe. Illustrated with reproductions of correspondence, newspaper articals, photos, portraits, documents, medical records and a map of Baltimore contemporary to Poe's last known whereabouts. Contents: Prologue: The Case Reopened, Enter Poe, Enter the Widow, "We Regret to Learn...", Witness Time, Five Last Days, The Sartain Interval, What Mrs. Smith Knew, Suddenly a Tapping, Epilogue: Exit the Widow, Appendix: The Letters of Elmira Shelton, Notes a... View more info