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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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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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RUBENS. Complete Edition with One Hundred and Forty Plates, Four in Full Colour, and a Selection From the Painter's Correspondence.

By: Burckhardt, Jacob

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Phaidon Publishers Inc. (distributed By The Oxfurd University Press): 1950

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1243

Condition: Very Good


12mo. 374 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Blue decorated cloth, clean and unmarked. Jacket has several small edge tears and rubbing to paper at edges. Complete Edition with One Hundred and Forty Plates, Four in Full Colour, and a Selection From the Painter's Correspondence. Edited by H. Gerson. Contents: Editor's Introduction, Synopsis by Burckhardt, Recollections of Rubens, Notes, Selected Letters of Rubens, Plates, Index of Collections, Index of Ruben's Works. Nicely illustrated throughout. Burckhardt's essay is translated by Mary Hottinger. The translation o... View more info

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The White Mice.

By: Davis, Richard Harding

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons.: 1911

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 223

Condition: Very Good


12 mo. 307 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Top edge gilt. Red cloth, gilt spine and cover decoration. Light edge and corner wear and spotty fading to cloth. Illustrated frontis and seven additional black and white plates by George Gibbs. Text clean and unmarked. #223. View more info

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A History of the Nineteenth Century Year By Year. Volume Three. [1857-1900]

By: Emerson, Edwin, Jr.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, P.F. Collier and Son.: 1902

Seller ID: 525

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 1924 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Maroon cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Light cloth wear to spine edges, corners and board edges. Hinges sound. 1/2 inch edge tear to margin of color frontis plate of the entry of the Allies into Peking. Copyright 1900 with no additional printings stated. This volume includes six additional color plates, fourteen black/white plates and one colored fold-out map "The Geographical Divisions of the World in 1901" within the text of vol. III. Covers the period 1857-1900. With an Introduction by Georg Gottfried Gervinius. #525. 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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[{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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Photogravures of Nineteen Pictures in the Louvre

By: Hautecouer

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Place Not Indicated., Not Stated:

Edition: Not Dated.

Seller ID: 2340

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated. [circa pre-1906] Very Good condition navy blue cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front cover, boards affixed with vintage 3-hole binding clips which may allow removal of plates for framing if desired. Light rubbing to corners. Clean and unmarked but for gift inscription on front blank dated Dec. 21st, 1906. High quality cream colored paper. One plate has a one inch closed marginal tear and crinkled corner, image not affected. Nineteen photogravures from artwork displayed in the Louvre circa 1906 exhibition, each attributed to "Ed.Hautecoeur, Photo". Contents: The Virgin ... View more info

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for Educational Institutions and General Readers.

By: Hutchison, Joseph C.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Maynard, Merrill, & Co.: 1894

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 2561

Condition: Good to Very Good


vi.327 pgs. Good to very good condition decorated red cloth hardcover., light wear to cloth at edges and corners with fraying to spine ends and bottom left edge of spine bordering front cover. Binding sound. Previous owner name in neat script of front endpaper, a spot of foxing to edge of frontis plate, else clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, tables and several colored plates. Chapters: The Framework of the Body, The Muscles, The Integument or Skin, The Chemistry of Food, The Use of the Microscope in the Sudy of Physiology. Appendix: Poisons and Their Ant... 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

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Four Thousand Years of Pharmacy. An Outline History of Pharmacy and the Allied Sciences.

By: Lawall

Price: $43.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1927

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2553

Condition: Good to Very Good


xv.665 pgs. Good to Very Good. Illustrated with 64 black and white plates including frontis of a section of the Eders papyrus, one of the oldest pharmaceutical works known. Red cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge of text blockmatching red. Corners and edges rubbed and frayed, binding strong and sound. Faint lettering lower spine and owner name on front endpaper, light foxing to frontis, title page and the backs of some of the illustrations. Contents: I. Ancient Pharmacy and its Earliest Side-Line -Medicine. Science in Embryo. II. Pharmacy During the Greek, Alexa... View more info

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The Later Work of Titian

By: Miles, Henry

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Limited:

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated

Seller ID: 1265

Condition: Good to Very Good


8vo. xxviii. pgs followed by 64 full page plates in black and white. Good condition hardcover, no publication date [circa 1900-1910]. A volume in Newne's Art Library. Cloth spine with gilt lettering, decorated front board. Moderate general soiling and wear externally, internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis of Charles V on the Morning of the Battle of Muhlberg, with some foxing along margins. Following an extensive introduction by Henry Miles, a List of the Principal Works of Tiziano Vecellio is provided, each work indexed according to country and museum or gallery. A List of Illustratio... View more info

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A Natural History of Ferns.

By: Moran, Robbin C.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press: 2005

Edition: Revised Edition with Corrections.

Seller ID: 2574

ISBN: 0881926671

Condition: Fine


301pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated with a section of color plates and interspersed with blackand white drawings by Haruto M. Fukuda. Informative and botanically detailed while remaining refreshingly engrossing and very readable. Following a Foreword by Oliver Sachs, there are 33 chapters divided into six main sections: The Life Cycle of Ferns, Classification of Ferns, Fern Fossils, Adaptations by Ferns, Fern Geography, Ferns and People. A glossary, References and index follow. 0881926671. Book# 2574. View more info

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British Windmills and Watermills.With 8 Plates in Color and 24 Illustrations in Black & White.

By: Skilton, C.P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1947

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2317

Condition: Very Good


47 pgs. Very Good navy and white hardcover in matching Good to Very Good jacket. Light rubbing to corners of boards. Jacket has rubbing along edged and several small to medium edge tears. Binding sound. Text clean and unmarked. Sections include a list of illustrations, the rise and decline of windmills, windmill design and mechanism, the windmills of britain, artists who painted mills, the watermills of britain, bibliography. Adprint postcard laid in for a subscription to the publication "Future". #2317. View more info

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The Riddle of the Universe

By: Smart, W.M.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons: 1970

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 2479

Condition: Near Fine


x. 228 pgs. Near Fine condition green cloth hardcover, clean and unmarked, binding tight, very slight wear to cloth at edges and corners. Illustrated plates. Author was former Regius professor of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow and Fison Memorial lecturer. Contents: Preface, The Earth or Sun as Center of the Universe?, The Rule of Law, Towards the Nebulae, Sounding the Depths of Space, Stellar Motions, The Secrets of Light, How Does the Sun Keep on Shining, The Galaxy, The Expanding Universe, Past, Present and Future, Index. #2479. 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 First Christmas Tree.

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $63.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1897

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated

Seller ID: 2577

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated. Very Good condition, brwon cloth hardcover, gilt and black decoration to front and spine. Top edge gilt, fore edge and bottom pages are deckle edged, untrimmed. Illustrated frontis and 3 addional plates by Howard Pyle. Possiby ex private library, with several discrete stamps on front endpaper, table of illustrations page and reverse side of frontis plate, otherwise clean and unmarked. Each page is artfully deorated around the text with an intricate oak leaf motif. Very nice copy for the collector of van Dyke, decorated bindings and Howard Pyle illustrations. Book# 2577. View more info