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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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Collecting Early Machine-Made Marbles : The M. F. Christensen & Son Company and Christensen Agate Company

By: Block, Robert

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Schiffer Pub Ltd: 2003

Seller ID: 1735

ISBN: 0764318276

Condition: Fine


158 pgs. Fine condition glossy hardcover, New.. Detailed color photos. Text by renowned marble authority. From the cover: With this book, readers will discover machine-made marbles from the early 1900 to the 1930's that revolutionized the glass marble industry. Over 700 beautiful color photos display marbles produced by the Ohio-based companies M.F. Christensen & Son Company and Christensen Agate Company. Among those displayed are bricks, cobras, guineas, opaques, slags, single pontil slags, swirls, hand-gathered swirls and early slag traditionals. Text includes descriptions, history and metho... View more info

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How to Eradicate Invasive Plants

By: Chance, Teri Dunn

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 2013

Edition: First Printing, First Edition

Seller ID: 2530

ISBN: 1604693061

Condition: Fine


336 pgs. Fine condition, new from publisher, softcover. Very useful information on identification, safe eradication options and responsible replacement of invasive plants in your garden landscape with non-invasive alternatives.Color photographs throughout, nicely illustrated. Sections: Weedy Words, 1. Know Thy Enemy, 2. Combat Thy Enemy, 3. Water and Bog Plants, 4. Annuals, Biennials and Tropical Perennials, 5. Herbaceous Perennials, 6. Grasses and Bamboos, 7. Vines, 8. Shrubs, 9. Trees, Problem Areas for Problem Plants, Metric Conversions, Suggested Reading, Online Resources, Acknowledgments... View more info

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The Scallop. Studies of a Shell and Its Influences on Humankind

By: Cox, Ian. Editor

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, The Shell Transport and Trading Company Limited: 1957

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2345

Condition: Very Good


135 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, red cloth attactively decorated with gilt in shell motif. Several smudges to front board and light rubbing at edges and corners. Decorated endpapers with identification keys to the shells depicted on them. Owner name on half-title, else clean and unmarked. Generously interspersed with color photographs and illustrations. Contents: Foreword - Lord Godber; Shell: A Word's Pedigree - B. Woledge; The Living Scallop - W.J. Rees; A Symbol in Ancient Times - Sir Mortimer Wheeler; The Badge of St. James - Christopher Hobler; The Cradle of Venus - James Laver; Es... View more info

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Slightly Chipped. Footnotes in Booklore.

By: Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2470

ISBN: 0312205872

Condition: Fine


215 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, first printing of first edition in pristine condition. A classic read for book lovers, sellers and collectors alike. The authors of Used and Rare continue their adventures in their quest for rare and out-of-print books, delving into ephemera such as Bram Stoker's notes for Dracula, , the Bloomsbury Group, a Sotheby's auction experience, hypermoderns and internet bookselling. See also our book#2469. ISBN# 0312205872. #2470. View more info

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The WoodBook [The Wood Book} in wooden Box

By: Leistikow, Klaus Ulrich and Hough, Romeyn B.

Price: $163.00

Publisher: Taschen: 2002

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2571

ISBN: 3822817422

Condition: As New


864pgs. Fine/As New condition hardcover in original shrinkwrap, enclosed in accompanying wooden box with sliding front panel and original outer cardboard box. A selective compilation of "The American Woods" 1888-1913 which was originally published with actual specimens on cardboard stock.. This edition is illustrated by strikingly detailed photos of the original wood specimen veneers, as well as lithographs by Charles Sprague. The wood of each of 350 species of American trees, some now extinct, is presented in three views: transverse cross-section, radial quarters-awn and tangential f... 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 addition to chapters on morphology and taxonomy of specfic plant families, there appears sections on the history of botany, profiles... View more info

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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: $18.00

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 drawings. Chapters: Staffordshire Lanes, Blue Staffordshire High Road, Unbeaten Paths in Staffordshire, Neglected Corners, Shelf ... View more info

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MOSS GARDENING. Including Lichens, Liverworts and Other Miniatures.

By: Schenk, George

Price: $20.00

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 mosses and other bryophytes. Winner of the American Horticultural Society Book Award. ISBN 0881923702. #1786. View more info

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An Illustrated Survey of Orchid Genera

By: Sheehan, Tom; Sheehan, Marion R.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press, Incorporated (Dioscorides Press): 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 2573

ISBN: 0881922889

Condition: Fine


4to. 421 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, crisp, unmarked. Illustrations by Marion Sheehan are botanically exact and beautifully rendered. Distribution maps of epiphytic and terrestrial orchids on front and rear endpapers. By the authors of "Orchid Genera Illustrated", this book has been expanded to include almost 100 new genera. For each genus, flowers are depicted in several views to illustrate the difference between the column and pollinia, and other major characteristics by which the genera are separated. Also included are complete descriptions, lists of the more popular ... 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