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A Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. A Proverb.

By: Alfred De Musset

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, The Rodale Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 1025

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 44 pgs. Very good hardcover with very good glassine jacket as issued. Printed in England at The Chiswick Press. Printed translucent glassine jacket has a few small closed edge tears and tiny chips, slight age toning along edges, with British price on front flap. Bi-toned Illustration on front board, very slight fading to board and spine edges, light foxing to text block edges and endpapers. Internally clean and unmarked. #1025. View more info

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Urban Sanctuaries : Peaceful Havens for the City Gardener

By: Anderton, Stephen

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press, Incorporated, in Association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1496

ISBN: 0881925020

Condition: Fine


4to. 144 pgs. Fine condition hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Jacket with small wrinkle near top edge of spine, else as new. A richly illustrated source of inspiration for building a special garden retreat-for both urban and suburban gardeners alike. Contents: Introduction. Part I: The Body of the Garden. Space and scale, light, soil, water, planting style. Part II: The Spirit of the Garden. Magic and mystery, the natural approach, the gardener's garden, devoted to water, minimalist style, rooms with views, roof and balcony retreats, family havens, directory of plants, index, acknowledgements. I... View more info

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Little French Masterpieces Vol I, II, III, IV, VI.

By: Balzac, Flaubert,Gautier, Merimee, Maupassant

Price: $38.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press: 1905

Edition: 1905

Seller ID: 2563

Condition: Very Good


Very Good condition aesthetically pleasing set, small red cloth hardcovers, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Top edges gilt, bindings tight. Vol. II Flaubert has rubbing to cloth of front and back covers, else minimal shelwear. Frontis portraits with protective tissues intact. Four volumes I, II, III, IV, VI. (Vol V Alphonse Daudet not present). Each volume begins with an introduction, followed by the authors' works. Balzac: The Unknown Masterpiece, Seashore Drama, An Episode Under the Terror, La Grande Breteche, The Conscript, A Passion in the Desert; Flaubert: A Simple Heart... View more info

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Sudden Door

By: Benedict, Madeline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Hampshire, The Golden Quill Press.: 1960

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 542

Condition: Near Fine


64 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Very Good+ condition jacket. Blue cloth boards, white leather spine with gilt lettering and decoration. Very slight rubbing to bottom corners. White dustwrapper with uncut front flap, blue decoration and lettering. Upper edge of jacket has a tiny closed tear and corner chip. SIGNED and inscribed "Cordially ever, Madeline Benedict" on front endpaper. Clean and unmarked. By the author of "Spring Will Not Fail" and "Fleet as the Swallow's Dip". #542. View more info

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Klytaimnestra Who Stayed at Home

By: Bogen, Nancy

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Roanoke, Va., Lintel Press: 1988

Edition: First Hardcover Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 792

ISBN: 0931642221

Condition: Very Good


8 vo. 240 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good jacket. Grey cloth, faint foxing to upper text block edge else clean and unmarked. Front endpaper SIGNED: "#55 of 200 Nancy Bogen". Dust jacket in protective cover with light edge and corner wear, small chip top spine and lightly soiled spot bottom rear panel. Author's first novel, first printing thus. First printed as a paperback by Twickenharm Press, 1980. A classic Greek tale with a satiric twist- a novel about the Trojan War from a modern woman's point of view. ISBN 093164221. #792. 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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Evenings at Home or, the Juvenile Budget Opened.

By: Dr. Aikin and Mrs. Barbauld

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Hurd and Houghton, Riverside Press: 1869

Edition: Revised and Expanded Edition.

Seller ID: 2559

Condition: Very Good


viii.446pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover with attractive gilt decoration to the spine. Light shelfwear, binding tight, Rear enpaper has horizontal tear and light ink imprint of something handwritten that was previously kept between endpaper and rear blank page. Small spot to upper edge of front blank and title pages. Internally clean and unmarked with sound binding. This is a revised edition, the contents meant to provide both entertainment, life lessons and instruction via short stories, essays and interspersed illustrations. There are 21 evening sessions with multiple and diver... View more info

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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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The Lady's Not for Burning

By: Fry, Christopher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Oxford University Press: 1950

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 2058

Condition: Very Good+


12mo. 95 pgs. Very Good + condition yellow cloth hardbound, black and red decorative and lettering, in Good to Very Good jacket. Jacket has some rubbing and small chips aling spinr edges and corners and a one inch closed tear to edge of back panel. Small bookstore sticker at bottom corner of rear endpaper. A play set in the medieval period, against a background of superstition, witch-hunting and alchemy sprinkled with wry humor. Produced in London with John Gielgud in the leading part. Other plays by this author/playwright and musician include The Firstborn, A Phoenix Too Frequent and Thor, Wi... View more info

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Roots of Murder

By: Harrison, Janis

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1037

ISBN: 0312203047

Condition: Fine


8vo. 246 pgs. Fine condition first edition in Fine jacket. Author's first book, a gardening mystery. A small town widowed flower shop owner becomes rooted in a local murder. ISBN 0312203047. #1037. View more info

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Miracle at Sea and Other Poems

By: Hayward, Mildred

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Fine Editions Press.: 1943

Seller ID: 632

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 85 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good jacket. Blue boards with paper title pieces on front and spine. Brown paper dustwrapper has several small chips along edges and along one side of spine. Clean and unmarked. Title page decoration by Bruno Da Osimo. By the author of Christ Appears and Light Breaking Through. #632. View more info

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A Blake Bibliography. Annotated Lists of Works, Studies and Blakeana.

By: Nurmi, Martin K. Bentlry, G.E.

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press: 1964

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2352

Condition: Very Good+


xix.393 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Clean, sound and unmarked with minimal shelfwear, light rubbing to corners of dustjacket. Laid in and included are a copy of a review of this book and a small card with several notations presumably by a reviewer. Contents divided into six main sections, separated by illustrated vignettes. Table of Contents: Tables of Symbols and Abbreviations; Table of Type-Printed References to Blake Before 1863; Blake's Reputation and Interpreters; Blake's Chronology; Part I. Editions of Blake's Writings: Individual Tiltles, Collections and Selections; ... View more info

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The Essential Poe. [The Essential Poets Series]

By: Smith, Dave

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Jersey and Canada, Ecco Press, Penguin: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2537

ISBN: 0880014784

Condition: Fine


93pgs. Fine condition small softcover. Clean and unmarked. A concise but informative and bibliographically rich biographical section precedes a selection of Poe's poetry, correspondence and essays. ISBN 0880014784. #2537. View more info

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The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators : The Published Graphic Art of the English Pre-Raphaelites & Their Associates with Critical Biographical Essays & Illustrated Catalogues of the Artists' Engraved Works

By: Suriano, Gregory R.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New Castle, DE, U.S.A., Oak Knoll Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 2131

ISBN: 0712346813

Condition: Fine


4to. 336 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated throughout. Contents: First Appearances of Important Books in the Artist Catalogues. Preface, Introduction: The Pre-Raphaelites and Published Graphic Art in Victorian England, The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations of the Major Pre-Raphaelites (C), The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations of the Pre-Raphaelite Associates (Burton, Collins, Collinson, Deverell, Holiday, Inchbold, Prinsep, Ruskin, Seddon, Smetham, Woolner]The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations in the Pre-Raphaelite Style (Clayton, Crane, DuMaurier, Houghton, Lawso... View more info

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Climbing Plants [Kew Gardening Guides]

By: Taylor, Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., Timber Press: 1992

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1824

ISBN: 0881922218

Condition: Near Fine


124 pgs. Near Fine glossy hardcover in Near Fine matching jacket, clean and unmarked. Small 1/4 inch closed tear to edge of rear cover, else no discernable shelf wear. A volume in the Kew Gardening Guides editied by John Simmons. Illustrated throughout with color photos. Contents: Preface, Foreword, Introduction, Climbing Plants in the Wild, Climbers in the Garden, Care of Climbing Plants, Pests and Diseases, Climbing Plants for Greenhouse and Conservatory, A to Z of Climbing Plants [Species listed and described alphabetically], Climbers for Selected Sites and Qualities, Glossary, Bibliography... 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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POE The Detective. The Curious Circumstances Behind "The Mystery of the Marie Roget"

By: Walsh, John Evangelist

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New Jersey, Rutgers University Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2539

Condition: Near Fine


154pgs. Near Fined black cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, brown endpapers, in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked, binding sound. Jacket with light edge wear consisting of rubbing at edges and corners and a small closed tear to top edge of back panel and slight age toning to paper. The author takes us through the steps, miss-steps and redirects during Poe's literary journey in his attempt to solve the mystery of the disappearance and murder of Marie Roget as first published contemporaneously and serially in Snowden's "Ladies Companion".#2539. View more info

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Edgar Poe and His Critics

By: Whitman, Sarah Helen

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania, The Americanist Press: 1967

Edition: Facsimile Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Editor.

Seller ID: 1213

Condition: Very Good


Sm. 8vo. 81 pgs. Very Good condition softcover in stiff wraps as issued. Limited Edition of 200 copies, a facsimile of the 1860 Rudd & Carleton edition. Publisher's signature penned on limitation page opposite title page. The Americanist Reprint Series. An earnest and thoughtful effortt by Ms. Whitman, a colleague of Poe's, to rectify the notoriously damaging and purportedly inaccurate biography written about Poe by Griswold. Clean and unmarked, with the exception of an inscription on the half title page: "Thomas Michael Kane The Americanists!". #1213. View more info