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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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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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Sacrament

By: Barker, Clive

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 362

ISBN: 006017949X

Condition: Fine


8vo.447 pgs. Fine Hardbound in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked with no discernable defects. A story about a wildlife photographer, Will Rabjohns, who has made his reputation photographing endangered species, and a fateful trip to the Arctic where a mystical encounter with a bear leaves him all but dead. A journey of self-discovery leads him back to AIDS-plagued San Francisco, New York, and the Scottish moors, where he penetrates the ultimate mystery, "The "Domus Mundi" and discovers the secret that links his destiny to that of all the innumerable creatures on the planet. ISBN 0060... View more info

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The Log of the Sun. A Chronicle of Nature's Year.

By: Beebe, William

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City: 1927

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 1816

Condition: Very Good


x.321pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Top of text block edge is red. Clean, sound, attractive with minimal shelf wear, unmarked except for previous owner name neatly penned to front free endpaper. Color frontis by Walter King Stone. A series of 52 essays, arranged by month, presenting familiar subjects from unusual points of view. Bird's-eye, mammal and insect perspectives on facing storms and night and cold and seasonal changes. Portions of the text have been published previously in "Outing", "Recreation", "The Golden Age&#... View more info

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Pasta Grannies

By: Bennison, Vicky

Price: $18.95

Publisher: London, Hardie Grant Books: 2019

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2567

ISBN: 1784882887

Condition: New


255pgs. New hardcover, pristine condition, lavishly illustrated with color photography Throughout. A printed collection of traditional pasta making as it is carried onward via Italian nonne, some well into their 80s and 90s and older, still practicing their culinary skills in their kitchens to this day. Their methods and delicious dishes have been featured across social media. Now, their recipes and methods are described and pictured in mouthwatering detail. These pasta dishes will appeal to all spectrum of diets from carnivore to flexitarian, vegetarian to vegan. ISBN 9781784882884. Book#2567... View more info

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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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Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine.

By: Blake, John B.

Price: $33.00

Publisher: Martino Publishing: 1998

Edition: Later Reprint

Seller ID: 2353

ISBN: 1578980860

Condition: As New


501 pgs. Fine condition tan cloth hardcover, As New, clean, crisp, unmarked. Martino Limited Reprint Edition, limited to 100 copies. List of works printed from 1701 through 1800 which are held in the History of medicine Collection of the National Library of Medicine. Approximately 25,000 items, both monographs and serials, are included which had not been recorded in either the Index-Catalogue or The National Union Catalog Pre-1956 imprints. ISBN 1578980860 #2353 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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A Bibliography of Internal Medicine : Communicable Diseases

By: Bloomfield, Arthur

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Mansfield Center, CT, U.S.A., Martino Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Printing Thus

Seller ID: 1356

ISBN: 1578982391

Condition: Fine


8vo. viii. 560 pgs. As New fine condition hardcover, green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. This is a facsimile of the 1958 edition published by the University of Chicago Press. Bibliographical entries are arranged within categories of specific diseases, with an abstract of the contents for each cited publication. These communicable diseases are covered: Typhoid Fever, Cholera, Bacillary Dysentery, Plague, Brucella Infection, Pneumococcal Pneumonia, Scarlet Fever, Erysipelas, Rheumatic Fever, Meningococcal Infection, Gonorrhea and Gonococcal Infection, Tuberculosis, Leprosy,... View more info

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Cimarron Rose

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Hyperion Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1763

ISBN: 0786862580

Condition: Fine


288 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, pristine. James Lee Burke introduces a new series set in the American West. ISBN 0786862580. #1763 View more info

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Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg

By: Caveney, Graham

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Bantam Books.: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1487

ISBN: 0767902785

Condition: As New


8vo. 216 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket, clean and unmarked. Black and white cover art.The first fully illustrated tribute to Allen Ginsberg, the best-known American poet of the post-war generation, mother of the Beats, and walking embodiment of Western counterculture. ISBN 0767902785. #1487. View more info

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The Handbook of Spun Silk. Containing the Essential Facts About Its Nature and Uses, Together with a Reference Table of Comparative Sizes.

By: Champlain Silk Mills

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Madison Ave NY, Champlain Silk Mills: 1922

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2447

Condition: Good to Very Good


31pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, No. 594 of a limited edition by Champlain Silk Mills, presented to Mackay, Wilde & Co. as indicated on front endpapers. A one inch chip from mid spine and several fades and spots on front board. Binding sound, internally clean and unmarked but for one page with a few sentences lightly underlined. Contents: What is Spun Silk, How it is Made, Spun Silk vs. Schappe, Gum in Silk, Foreign Matter, Color, Lustre, Weight, Size, Table of Corresponding Sizes in Spun Silk, Cotton, Etc., Dyeing, Package Form, Skeins for Dyeing or Warping in the Natural, Tubes... 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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Charles Lamb. Selections from His Letter, Essays and Verses. [Little Masterpieces]

By: Charles Lamb.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Thompson, Brown & Co: 1915

Seller ID: 1926

Condition: Very Good


ix.156pgs. Very Good little green cloth hardcover, light shelf wear and rubbing to cloth at corners, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Internally clean, sound, unmarked. Frontis portrait engraving of Charles Lamb, tissue intact. Contents: Editor's Introduction; Essays: The Two Races of Men, New Year's Eve, Imperfect Sympathies, Dream-Children: A Reverie, A Dissertaction Upon Roast Pig, On Some of the Old Actors, Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading, The Superannuated Man, Old China; Letters: To Coleridge [3 letters], To Manning [2 letters], To Wordsworth [4 letters], To Miss ... View more info

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The Beaded Lampshade Book: Techniques for Beadlovers (The Beading Bks.)

By: Conner, Wendy Simpson

Price: $12.00

Publisher: San Diego, CA, U.S.A., Interstellar Publishing Company: 1995

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1506

ISBN: 0964595710

Condition: As New


8vo. 52 pages. As New spiral-bound softcover, illustrated throughout with photos and detailed drawings. Contents: types of beads, bugle beads, seedbeads, stringing media, needles, cements, fringing styles, full color photos, types of frames, measuring your lampshade, lampshades: cemented shades, tigertail lampshade, freeform woven, woven mesh, sewing maching lampshade, comanche stitch lampshade, peyote stitch cutout, crystal & wire, African woven, diamond stitch, art deco, Turkish, butterfly. ISBN 0964595710. #1506. View more info

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The Archivist. A Novel.

By: Cooley, Martha

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Little Brown & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1638

ISBN: 0316158720

Condition: As New


8vo. 326 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket. Clean, crisp, unmarked first edition. A literary novel centered arount Matthias, a librarian, his unsettled memories following World War II and his wife's mental illness, and a young woman interested in the library's extensive collection of letters by T.S. Eliot. Author's first novel. "An intricate and compelling tale of the way in which guilt and passion may quickly unravel the inner life of an orderly man." ISBN 0316158720 #1638. 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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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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Dichtung Und Geistesleben Der Deutschen Schweiz. Eine Neue Schweizerische Literaturgeschichte.

By: Ermatinger, Emil

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Munchen/Munich, Verlag C.H. Beck: 1933

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 787

Condition: Very Good


7887 pgs. Red cloth, bright gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front board. Very light foxing of endpapers, else clean and unmarked throughout. Binding tight. Small paper bookshop sticker on rear endpaper (G.F. Stechert & Co., ALfred Hafner, New York) Jacket is Good with several small edge chips, light general soiling and several one inch closed tears at bottom edge. Text is in the German language. A historical study of poetry, drama and intellectual literature in German Switzerland. Printed in Germany, publishers slip laid in. Contents are divided into seven sections followed by a r... View more info

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Growing Orchids in Your Garden

By: Friend, Robert G. M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., Timber Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 1747

ISBN: 0881926590

Condition: Fine


218 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, as new from publisher. Contents: Introduction; Part One: Types of Orchids. 1.The Epiphytes: Growing Orchids on Trees. 2. The Lithophytes: Growing Orchids on Rocks and Walls. 3. The Terrestrials: Growing Orchids in the Ground. 4. Pests. %. Species or Hybrids?; Part Two: Types of Gardens. 6. The Large Garden. 7. The Suburban Garden. 8. The Courtyard and Balcony Gardens. 9. Growing Orchids on Host Trees and SHrubs in Containers Outdoors. 10. Orchids in Marginal Areas; Part Three: Containers in the Garden. 11. Growing Orchids in Pots and Other Containers.... View more info