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The Doctrine of Evolution. Its Basis and Scope.

By: Crampton, Henry Edward

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, The Columbia University Press: 1911

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1916

Condition: Very Good


ix.311pgs. Very Good red cloth hardcover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, rubbing to cloth ar corners and spine edges, binding sound. Bookplate of previous owner Frederick Fox on front endpaper. From the eight Hewitt Lectures of Columbia University, delivered in February and March of 1907. Contents: I. Evolution. The Living Organism and Its Natural History. II. The Structure and Development of Animals As Evidence of Evolution. III. The Evidence of Fossil Remains. IV. Evolution as a Natural Process. V. The Physical Evolution of the Human Species and of Hum... View more info

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Fountain Society

By: Craven, Wes

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Simon & Schuster Trade: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2154

ISBN: 0684846608

Condition: Fine


8vo. 350 pgs. Fine condition hardcover in Fine jacket, holographic cover art.This is the first edition of the author's first book, a medical suspense thriller woven around a plot to confer immortality on an elite group of government scientists. Wes Craven is also known for his work in the film industry, including A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Twilight Zone. ISBN 0684846608. #2154. 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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An Introduction to Plant Physiology.

By: Curtis, Otis F. And Clark, Daniel G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co.: 1950

Seller ID: 918

Condition: Good to Very Good


8vo. xi. 752 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover with slight shelf wear to cloth. Owner name inked out on front endpaper, occasional neat underlinings, not obtrusive to text. Topics covered include photosynthesis, diffusion and osmosis, surface phenomena, colloids, absorption, imbibition, transpiration, water distribution, frost resistance, temperature injury, permeability, accumulation and antagonism, minerals, enzymes, digestion, respiration, fermentation, dormancy, appendices and indices. #918. View more info

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The Farming of Bones.

By: Danticat, Edwidge

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Soho Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2103

ISBN: 1569471266

Condition: Fine


8vo. 312 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Clean, unmarked. Set in the mid 1900's in the Dominican side of the Haitian border. A novel of love, barabarism, persecution and endurance. ISBN 1569471266. #2103. View more info

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Sapho. Manon Lescaut.

By: Daudet, Alphonse and Prevost, Antoine Francois

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright: 1919

Seller ID: 2221

Condition: Very Good


16mo. 319 pgs. Very Good condition brown flexible leatherette with light wear to edges and corners. Binding 2 (Toledano 2000), some creasing to spine, Boni and Liveright logo on front cover, Brodsky endpapers with light foxing along edges. Owner name on verso of half-title, else clean and unmarked. Contains both titles: Sapho and Manon Lescaut. #2221. 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 Treasury of Stephen Foster

By: Deems Taylor, John Tasker Howard, Ray Lev, Dorothy Berliner Commins [Stephen Foster]

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1946

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2521

Condition: Good to Very Good


222 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover, green boards, red cloth spine. General wear to cloth and boards at edges and corners, lettering to spine somewhat faded, rubbing to paper edges and shallow scuffing of boards. Binding sound, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: Foreword by Deems Taylor, Stephen Collins Foster by John Tasker Howard, Open Thy Lattice Love, Oh! Boys Carry Me 'Long, Hard Times Come Again No More, Ellen Bayne, Oh! Susanna, Away Down Souf, Lou'siana Belle, Old Uncle Ned, My Brudder Gum, Nelly Was a Lady, Oh! Lemuel!, Camptown Races, Angelina Baker, Nelly Bly, Ring De Banjo, ... View more info

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Defoe's History of the Plague in London. Eclectic English Classics.

By: Defoe, Daniel. L. Du Pont Style, Editor.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1894

Seller ID: 2589

Condition: Very Good


253pgs. Very Good condition small brown cloth hardcover, title and publisher's decorations to front, backkand spine.very minor shelfwear. Previous owner name penned on front endpapers otherwise clean, sound, unmarked. A detailed recounting of the 1665-1666 Great Plague of London written from the first person perspective of a fictitious eyewitness. This plague, the worst in England since the Black Death in 1348, killed an estimated 100,000 people, almost a quarter of the population of London and its environs, in 18 months. Included in front for reference are two maps of seventeenth century Lond... View more info

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Spy Line

By: Deighton, Len

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1989

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 771

ISBN: 0394551796

Condition: Near Fine


8vo. 291 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Faint paper wrinkling to spine edges of dust jacket, jacket dated 12/89. Clean and bright throughout. Succeeds Spy Hook. British agent Bernard Samson is on the run from an arrest warrant issued by the Secret Servic naming him a traitor. ISBN 0394551796. #771. View more info

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The Psychoneuroses and Their Treatment by Psychotherapy.

By: Dejerine, J. And Gauckler, E.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & London, J.B. Lippincott Co.: 1913

Edition: Second English Edition

Seller ID: 2514

Condition: Very Good


xii. 395 pgs. Very Good condition red cloth hardcover. Gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Rubbing to cloth at edges and corners, faint sun-faded shadow on front board. Authorized English translation by Smith Ely Jelliffee. This is an original 1913 printing of the second English edition, not a modern reprint. Binding sound, small top edge tear on pg xii, text clean and unmarked. Owner name (R.L. Williston, Northampton, Mass.) stamped on front and rear endpapers. [R.L. Williston was proprietor and sole manufacturer of Payson's Indelible Ink in the early 20th century]. Chapters: Part I. Ana... 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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The Passion Play of Ober-Ammergau. The Great Atonement at Golgotha.

By: Drew, Mary Frances, translator.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Burns & Oates, Ltd.: 1900

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 263

Condition: Very Good


12 mo. 132 pgs. Very Good condition hardbound. Green cloth. Very slight corner wear, light foxing to endpapers. Few unobtrusive pencilled notaions, else very clean and solid throughout. The complete text as translated from the German in 1881, "with the addition of the Choruses in Rhyme and Rhythm, in accordance with the Original, as sung in 1890". #263. View more info

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Palamon and Arcite or the Knight's Tale from Chaucer.

By: Dryden, John. Edited By May Estelle Cook.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Chicago and New York, Scott, Foresman & Co. [The Lake English Classics]: 1898

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1991

Condition: Very Good


173pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, The Lake English Classis Series. Very faint rubbing to spine edges and corners, slight darkening of cloth to spine. Scant remnant of a previous owner's bookplate (art deco style?) on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Contents: Preface; Introduction: Chaucer, Dryden, The Story of Palamon and Arcite, Dryden's Style, Dryden's Estimate of Chaucer, Suggestions to Teachers, Bibliography; Text [with footnotes]; Notes; Glossary; Index. Laid in is a piece of ephemera-a vintage bookmark-from Scott Foresman & Co. Publishers, advertising Robert... 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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Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid

By: Ecott, Tim

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Grove Press: 2004

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1729

ISBN: 0802117759

Condition: Fine


xx.278 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. Contents: List of Illustrations, Prologue, Foreword, Black Flower, An Indian Secret, The City That Perfumed the World, Mexican Money, From an English Garden, Ile Bourbon, Creole Hearts, The Slave's Crime, Homage to Albius, Empress of Tahiti, Murder in Madagascar, Ice Cream and Perfume, The Admiral's Legacy, Vanilla Prince, Epilogue, Acknowledgements, Select Bibliography. ISBN 0802117759. 1729. 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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Cold Cold Heart. A Novel.

By: Elliott [J.C. Pollock]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2498

ISBN: 0385313292

Condition: Fine


344 pgs. Sept. 1994 First Edition, first printing. Debut novel of James Elliott, pseudonym for author and screenwriter J.C. Pollock. Intricate procedural and psychological suspense novel starring former CIA agent Mike Culley reenlisted by the CIA to capture serial killer on a Virginia campus. Other titles written by Pollock under this pseudonym include: Nowhere to Hide (1997) and Endgame (2000). ISBN 0385313292. #2498. 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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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