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The Most Beautiful Molecule

By: Aldersey-Williams, Hugh

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Aurum Press Ltd.: 1995

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 1015

ISBN: 1854103032

Condition: Fine


8vo. ix. 340 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. The inside story of the remarkable discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, carbon-60. Written to delight and inform the layperson and scientist alike. Chapters: Introduction, Prologue-The Dome of Discovery, 1. Making Molecules, 2. September 1985, 3. The Search for the Yellow Vial, 4. On Symmetry and the Sexagesimal, 5. The Fuller View, 6. The Chemical Senses, 7. The Chemist-stylites, 8. September 1990, 9. The Peak Perfection, 10. "My Lords, What Does It Do?", 11. The Molecular Architects, Epilogue: Spot the Ball, Not... View more info

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Plant Viruses and Virus Diseases

By: Bawden, F.C.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Ronald Press Co.: 1964

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 951

Condition: Very Good


8vo. vii. 361 pgs.Very Good condition blue cloth hardbound, no jacket. Clean, tight, unmarked with exception of owner name on front pastedown, light foxing to fore edge and several tiny check marks in table of contents. Sections include: symptomology - changes in appearance, physiological changes and host-plant metabolic changes; methods of transmission; assay methods; composition of virus particles; morphology of viruses;; inactivation; multiplication; movement; genetic variability; classification; control.#951. View more info

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BLACKBIRD BYE BYE.

By: Bernard, April

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Random House.: 1989

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 591

ISBN: 0394535369

Condition: Near Fine


66 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Black cloth spine, maroon boards. Clean and unmarked. Very shallow bump to upper front corner. Faint wrinkle to upper edge of rear panel of dust jacket, no chips or tears. Complex and eclectic, this collection explores a wide range of characters " from gangsters to politicians, from artists to beggars to young lovers". The Staions of the Cross become "a contemporary journey in pain and doubt". Winner of The Academy of American Poets' 1988 Walt Whitman Award. Author of "Pirate Jenny". ISBN 0394535369. # 591. View more info

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Francis Bacon. The Temper of a Man.

By: Bowen, Catherine Drinker

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co., Boston. 1963. First Edition.: 1963

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 376

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 245 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good jacket. Maroon cloth, illustrated frontis portrait. Dust jacket has several small closed tears and chips, with protective cover. Illus. with black and white plates. Biography of Sir Francis Bacon in five parts: Prologue, Lord Bacon's Reputation; An Elizabethan Eden 1561-1579; The Struggle to rise 1579-1613; Bacon Ascending 1613-1620; impeachment 1621; A Noble Five Years 1621-1626. #376. View more info

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Foil Fencing. Wm. C. Brown Sports and Fitness Series.

By: Bower, Muriel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: IOWA, Wm. C. Brown, Iowa. Copyright 1985, Fifth Edition.: 1985

Edition: Fifth Edition.

Seller ID: 522

ISBN: 0697003698

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 110 pgs. Very Good condition softcover. Selection and care of equipment, basic skills, conditioning, bouting, rules and etiquette. ISBN 0697003698. #522. View more info

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Sonnets From the Portugese

By: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, New York, Peter Pauper Press:

Edition: Edition Not Stated.

Seller ID: 1547

Condition: Good to Very Good


12mo 60 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good dust jacket. Jacket has some foxing and smudging primarily along edges, spine area darkened, no chips or tears, price is intact. Book has some age darkening along edges, endpapers lightly foxed. Front endpaper with bookplate featuring a hand planting a seedling. Internally clean and unmarked. With three-toned illustrations throughout by Mary Jane Gorton. #1547. View more info

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Louis Pasteur. The Man and His Theories.

By: Cuny, Hilaire

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Paul S. Eriksson, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1062

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. vi. 192 pgs. Very Good+ cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Cloth has slight rubbing to corners. Dust jacket exhibits overall light shelf wear, with light rubbing to paper at edges and corners. Otherwise, clean, sound and unmarked. The first sections of the book cover his nature, background and early career, followed by his more advanced contributions, the potentialites of his research and his last years. The remainder of the text is devoted to selected writings, notes, research topics, lectures and reflections, followed by a chronological outline of his life, a glossary, bibliography an... View more info

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Candle in the Dark. A Postcript to Despair.

By: Edman, Irwin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 346

Condition: Good to Very Good


88 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, no jacket. Navy boards with blind stamp decorative front cover, tan spine, top edge of textblock is colored red. Internally clean, tight, unmarked. Exterior is has one light paint spot on front cover and a bump to edge of back cover affecting the edge of the last few pages. "First published November 1939" on copyright page. In a time of war and global turmoil, Edman's words are a clear flickering "Candle in the Dark", sharing the timeless darkness but offering glimpses of light and hope. Excerpt: "The crisis of civilization thr... View more info

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Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series)

By: Emerson, R.W.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay: 1893

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated.

Seller ID: 1318

Condition: Very Good +


sm 8vo. 307 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, minimal shelfwear consisting of light rubbing to cloth at extremities. Owner name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Gilt lettering to spine and top edge gilt. Contents include eight essays and a lecture: The Poet, Experience, Character, Manners, Gifts, Nature, Politics, Nominalist and Realist, New England Reformers-Lecture at Amory Hall. #1318. View more info

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All About African Violets. The Complete Guide to Success with Saintpaulias.

By: Free, Montague

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The American Garden Guild and Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1947.: 1951

Edition: No Other Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1738

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. xiii. 304 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Green cloth with very attractive green and violet floral decoration on spine and boards. Minimal shelf wear externally, clean and unmarked throughout. Jacket is not price-clipped, with edge and corner wear to paper, small chips along edges and an approximately 1.5 x 1.5 inch chip from lower corner of back panel. Color illustrated frontis, with color, black and white and half-tone plates and black and white drawings throughout. Sections: I. What are African Violets?, II. Growing Conditions, III. Soils, IV. Fertilizer... View more info

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Plays

By: Galsworthy, John.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, NY. 1895. (c.1884). Press of Bewick & Smith, Boston.: 1929

Seller ID: 455

Condition: Good to Very Good


12mo. 698 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover. Green cloth with some shallow bumps and corner rubs. Spine edges rubbed. Clean and sound. Contents: The Silver Box, Joy, Strife, The Eldest Son, Justice, The Little Dream, The Pigeon, The Fugitive, The Mob, A Bit o'Love, The Foundations, The Skin Game, A Family Man, Loyalties, Windows, The Forest, Old English, The Show, Escape, The First and the Last, The Little Man, Hall-Marked, Defeat, The Sun, Punch and Go. #455. View more info

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A Book of Blue Flowers.

By: Geneve, Robert

Price: $37.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 2000

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2572

ISBN: 0881924873

Condition: Fine


8vo. 327 pgs. Fine hardcover in fine dust jacket. First Edition. The title says it all. A brilliant, clear feast of blues. Color photographs throughout. A preface is followed by "Is That really A Blue Flower?" which features color wheels and charts, descriptions of the Munston color system and it's attributes of hue, value and chroma. Following sections: What Is in a Name?, Family Relationships, Technical Aspects of Blue as a Flower Color, Use of Blue Flowers in the Garden, Blue Is for Flowers, Descriptions A_Z, Plants for Various Uses in the Landscape, Glossary, Bibliography and Index... View more info

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Flyaway. How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings.

By: Gilbert, Suzie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2442

Condition: Fine


340 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, As New condition, clean and unmarked first printing of first dition. Illustrated with finely detailed drawings by Laura Westlake. By the author of Hawk Hill. If you enjoy reading about wildlife rehabilitation and the dedicated rehabbers who make it possible, this well written personable and poignant chronicle will become a favorite. Jacket blurb: "Gilbert chronicles the years of her chaotic household-cum-bird-hospital with delightful wit...Often funny, sometimes painful, Gilbert's encounters with these beautiful creatures reveal profound truths not... View more info

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[{Autobiography of Eric Gill]Autobiography. Quod Ore Sumpsimus...

By: Gill, Eric

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1941

Edition: Fourth Impression

Seller ID: 2502

Condition: Good


283pgs. Good condition red cloth hardcover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Binding sound, red topstain a bit mottled and streaked, slight wrinkling and wear to cloth at edges and corners and rear board, shallow rippling to some pages especially along bottom margins, otherwise internally clean and sound. Fourth Impression March 1941 with frontis self-portrait and several additional plates within text. Sections: Preface, I. Holes in Oblivion, II. The Schoolboy at School, III. The Schoolboy at Home, IV. Chichester, V. In an Architect's Office, VII. Postscript: The Business World and the ... View more info

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All About Horses.

By: Henry, Marguerite

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Random House, NY. (1967): 1967

Edition: No Later Printings Indicated.

Seller ID: 368

Condition: Very Good


4 to. Very Good hardbound. 129 pgs. Pictorial boards. Very light edge and corner wear, small red house stamp on bottom edge, else clean and unmarked. Illustrated frontis and throughout. Photographs on endpapers and within text, including three color portfolios by Walter D. Osborne. Contents: In the Beginning, The Wild Relatives of the Horse, Man and Horse Together, Riding Iinto Battle, The Horsemen From Hell, The Horse Crosses the Atlantic, The Horse Indians, Horse trading and Raiding, The Hot Bloods, The Cold Bloods, The Warm Bloods, Points of the Horse, Colors Patches and Spots, Horseman's T... 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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Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe

By: Hoffman, Daniel.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City: 1972

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1313

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. xvi.339 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket with price intact. Rust cloth, gilt to spine, matching rust endpapers. First Edition stated on copyright page. Jacket has a trace of edgewear consisting of slight rubbing and wear to paper edges, overall slight age-toning to paper. Book is very clean with minimal shelfwear, unmarked but for the unfortunate of four individual words neatly underlined in text. Contents: Preface. I. Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe. II.O! Nothing Earthly-The Poems, III. The Rationale of Verse-The Critical Theory, IV. Disentanglements-Tales of Ratioci... View more info

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The Earth Dwellers. Adventures in the Land of Ants.

By: Hoyt, Erich

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster.: 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 582

ISBN: 0684810867

Condition: Fine


8vo. 319 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Green boards, tan cloth spine. Frontis illustration and black and white drawings throughout text by Ruth Pollitt. Set in the nature reserve of La Selva in Costa Rica, a study of ant life interspersed with the perspectives of individual ants. Each chapter begins with excerpts and an illustration. Appendices, including a chronology, Glossary, Guide to common and Latin names, Bibliography, Acknowledgements and Index. ISBN 0684810867. # 582N. View more info

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Outlines of Entymology

By: Imms, A.D.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co., Ltd.: 1949

Seller ID: 920

Condition: Very Good


8vo.vii.188 pgs. Very Good hardbound in Good jacket. Blue cloth with slight fading along bottom edge and corner of top spine. Scattered light foxing at top of text black. Dust jacket with several chips at spine edges and spine slightly darkened. Rear panel features advertisement for science titles in Everyman's Library. A general textbook of entymology with 96 detailed illustrations. Topics are arranged under the general headings: Anatomy and Physiology, Embryology, Growth and Metamorphosis, Nomenclature and Classification, Relationships of Insects, Appendix of Literature. #120. View more info

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Pomona's Harvest. An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature.

By: Janson, H. Frederic

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Timber Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 773

ISBN: 0881923362

Condition: Fine


8vo. 433 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Green cloth, jacket illustrations: 1885 silk and wood tapestry Pomona, jacket back is frontis of Traite des arbres fruitiers. Illustrated endpapers, black and white engravings, illustrations and color plates throughout text. An in-depth review of European literature dealing with fruit from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution. Contains a detailed bibliography of over 600 fruit-related works. Contents include: fruit texts of antiquity and the Middle Ages, organization of fruit literature, Renaissance printings of old and new fruit texts, literary r... View more info