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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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English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism (1984-1990)

By: Harner, James L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, G K Hall: 1992

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1845

ISBN: 0816190887

Condition: Very Good


xiii.185 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, no jacket. Shallow bumping to spine edges and corners, else minimal shelf wear, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: The Author, Preface, Acknowledgments, Bibliographies [15 sources], Anthologies [2 sources], General Studies [72 sources], Authors/Translators/Titles [arranged alphabetically], Index. A continuation of the author's "English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism" and its supplement for 1978-1983. The majority of entries are for books and articles published between 1984 and 1990, but als... View more info

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The Glass House

By: Hix, John

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Phaidon Press, Incorporated: 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1608

ISBN: 0714832111

Condition: Fine


4to. 239 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated throughout with historic and contemporary drawings, etchings, lithographs and photographs. The author traces the evolution of glass enclosures from the mid-seventeenth century when the desire to nurture exotic plants in a foreign and often hostile climate led to the development of the glasshouse and ingenious mechanical support systems capable of maintaining a suitable microenvironment. Sections: Introduction, Beginnings, This Liberal and Improving Age, The Artificial Climate, The Automatic Garden, The Grand Private Conservatory, Indust... 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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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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Men and Gardens. A Rare and Enchanting Book That Celebrates the Enduring Place of Gardens in Man's Life and Traces Their Changing Forms and Uses in Different Lands and Different Ages.

By: Nan Fairbrother

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1956

Edition: 2nd Printing November 1956

Seller ID: 2515

Condition: Very Good


xii. 271 pgs. Very Good decorated hardcover in Very Good jacket. Book is clean with little sign of shelf wear, binding sound, unmarked but for small bookstore stamp on front blank (The Book Gallery). Light edgewear and a few small tears and chips to jacket, price intact. By the author of "An English Year". Typecast in Janson's Dutch style type. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, schematics, engravings, decorations and photographs. Chapters: Why Men Have Gardened, Enclosed Monastic: Gardening in the Dark Ages, Enclosed Romantic: Gardens of the Middle Ages, Enclosted ... 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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The Elizabethan Underworld

By: Salgado, Gamini

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Wrens Park Publishing of W.D. Williams & Son Ltd.: 1999

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 2543

ISBN: 0905778391

Condition: Fine


x.230pgs. Fine Hardcover with illustrated boards in matching Fine dust jacket. Featuring over sixty illustrations from manuscripts and pamphlets contemporary to that time period. Contents: List of Illustrations, Preface, Acknowledgements, Chapters: London-Flower of Cities All, The Suburbs of Sin, The Fun of the Fair, White Magic and Black Witches, Astrologers and Alchemists, Low-Life on the Highway,Autolycus and His Tribe, Minions of the Moon, Counter and Clink, Bridewell and Bedlam. ISBN 0905778391 Book # 2543. View more info