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1 2472
Ahearn, Allen and Patricia
Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition.
G.P. Putnam's Sons
New York, 1995
6.25 x 9.5 Inches
Later Printing
Cloth Hardcover
Fine, Fine
0399140492 / 9780399140495



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 collection. Contents: Introduction, Book Collecting, What to Collect: First Editions, Proofs and Advanced Review Copies, Limited Editions, Paperbacks or Paperwraps, Literary Prize Winners, High Spots in Literature, Sources For Books, Knowledgable Buying, Some Suggestions, First Edition Identification by Publisher, Using This Guide, Appendices: Pseudonyms, Book Dealers, Auction Houses, Selected Bibliography of Works Consulted. ISBN 0399140492. #2472.

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2 1015
Aldersey-Williams, Hugh
The Most Beautiful Molecule
Aurum Press Ltd.
London, 1995
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First British Edition
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
1854103032 / 9781854103031



8vo. ix. 340 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. The inside story of the remarkable discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, carbon-60. Written to delight and inform the layperson and scientist alike. Chapters: Introduction, Prologue-The Dome of Discovery, 1. Making Molecules, 2. September 1985, 3. The Search for the Yellow Vial, 4. On Symmetry and the Sexagesimal, 5. The Fuller View, 6. The Chemical Senses, 7. The Chemist-stylites, 8. September 1990, 9. The Peak Perfection, 10. "My Lords, What Does It Do?", 11. The Molecular Architects, Epilogue: Spot the Ball, Notes and References, Index. ISBN 1854103032. #1015.

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3 1496
Anderton, Stephen
Urban Sanctuaries : Peaceful Havens for the City Gardener
Timber Press, Incorporated, in Association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Portland, OR, U.S.A., 2001
4to - over 9" - 12" tall
First Edition
Hard Cover
Near Fine, Fine
0881925020 / 9780881925029



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. ISBN 0881925020. #1496.

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4 2496
Angelou, Maya
Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well
Random House
New York, 
8vo, 8.5 x 5.75 Inches
Later Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Very Good
0394499514 / 9780394499512



66pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Small remainder dot on top of text block near spine and small spot on cloth of rear corner where a bit of ink transferred to the inner surface of the dust jacket. Jacket has no chips or tears. Internally pristine with tight binding. Copyright 1975, this printing is not otherwise dated on copyright page, number line indicates a second printing B987654321. DJ price intact, not dated. Contents: Part 1: Pickin Em Up and Layin Em Down, Here's to Adhering, On Reaching Forty, The Telephone; Part 2: Passing Time, Now Long Ago, Greyday, Poor Girl, Come and Be My Baby, Senses of Insecurity, Alone, Communication I, Communication II, Wonder, A Conceit; Part 3: Request, Africa, America, For Us Who Dare Not Dare, Lord In My Heart, Artful Pose, The Couple, The Pusher, Chicken Licken; Part 4: I Almost Remember, Prisoner, Woman Me, John J., Southeast Arkanasia, Song for the Old Ones, Child Dead in Old Seas, Take Time Out, Elegy, Reverses, Little Girl Speakings, This Winter Day. About the Author. ISBN 0394499514. #2496

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5 2494
Angelou, Maya
Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well
Random House
New York, 1997
8vo, 8.5 x 5.75 Inches
First Edition Thus
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0679457070 / 9780679457077



66pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Pristine with tight binding. First printing of this Random House edition, number line 987654321 on copyright page, DJ dated4/97. Contents: Part 1: Pickin Em Up and Layin Em Down, Here's to Adhering, On Reaching Forty, The Telephone; Part 2: Passing Time, Now Long Ago, Greyday, Poor Girl, Come and Be My Baby, Senses of Insecurity, Alone, Communication I, Communication II, Wonder, A Conceit; Part 3: Request, Africa, America, For Us Who Dare Not Dare, Lord In My Heart, Artful Pose, The Couple, The Pusher, Chicken Licken; Part 4: I Almost Remember, Prisoner, Woman Me, John J., Southeast Arkanasia, Song for the Old Ones, Child Dead in Old Seas, Take Time Out, Elegy, Reverses, Little Girl Speakings, This Winter Day. About the Author. ISBN #0679457070. #2494

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6 2454
Aristophanes
Five Comedies. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay.
The World Publishing Company [The Living Library]
Cleveland and New York, 1948
Small 8vo. 7.5 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good


Laszlo Matulay.

288 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, black cloth, red topstain to textblock, no jacket. Light rubbing to cloth at edges and corners, binding sound. Illustrations by Laszlo Maturay. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Contents: Translator's Foreword; Introduction. The Knights; Introduction. Lysistrata; Introduction. The Clouds; Introduction. The Birds; Introduction. The Frogs. #2454.

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7 2525
Avi
The Man Who Was Poe.
Orchard Books Div. Of Franklin Watts Inc
New York, 1989
8vo, 8.5 x 5.75 Inches
First Printing
Hard Cover
Near Fine, Fine
0531058336 / 9780531058336


Signed by Author
x.208pgs. Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket with faint shelf wear, clean and unmarked but for author's inscription on the half title page "For _- From The Man who is Avi 4-15-92". A young boy trusts his fate to a man claiming to be Auguste Dupin, of The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Dupin is actually Edgar Allan Poe. Can he help find Edmund's twin sister alive? AVI is an author of adventure, mystery and haunting, including Wolf Rider, Devil's Race, Encounter at Easton (Christopher Award) and The Fighting Ground (Scott O'Dell Award), as well as two comedies:S.O.R. Losers and Romeo and Juliet -Together (and Alive!). ISBN 0531058336. #2525.

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8 2475
Babcock, Mary Reynolds.
First Aid For Flowers. Mary Reynolds Babcock. Her Notes. Introduction By Beatrice P. Hendrix.
Farrar Straus & Company
New York, 1954
8vo, 8.5 x 5.25 Inches
No Additional Printings Indicated
Hard Cover
Good to Very Good, Very Good




55 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Binding sound, scattered light foxing to text. Jacket has light spotting and general smudging, with a small stain near rear edge of spine. Copyright 1954 by Old Salem Inc., organized for the restoration of Winston-Salem North Carolina. Dedicated to the garden clubs of Winston Salem NC and Greenwich CT. "To best prolong the life of flowers, understand them". Arranged alphabetically by flower or plant name, this unusual collation of the notes of Mary Reynolds Babcock offers tips, tricks and advice on the handling of cut flowers and stems so as to best preserve and prolong their freshness in arrangements. An unusual addition with some unique information for a gareener's reference shelf. #2475

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9 541
Bacon, Leonard
Animula Vagula.
Harper & Brothers, NY. Copyright 1926.
New York, 1926
12mo - 6 - 7 Inches Tall
First Edition.
Hard Cover
Very Good




12 mo. 37 pgs Very Good condition hardcover. Stated First Edition. Green cloth with paper title pieces on spine and front cover. Some edge chipping to paper of title on spine, not obtrusive to lettering. Very lightly foxed endpapers, with owner name on front endpaper, else clean, sound and unmarked. Introduction followed by 27 poems. Other works by this Pulitzer Prize winning poet include The Heroic Battles of Servia, The Cid, Ulug beg, Ph.D.s, Guinea-fowl and Other Poultry, Lost Buffalo and Other Poems, Sunderland Capture and Day of Fire. #541.

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10 2275
Balzac [Honore De Balzac]
Eugenie Grandet
Nelson
Paris, 1932
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Decorated Cloth Hardcover
Very Good




271pgs + adv. Very Good condition cloth hardcover, decorative binding. Minimal overall wear with a trace of rubbing at edges and corners and a shallow ding to cloth in front gutter where front board meets mid spine. Binding sound, light foxing to endpapers, a few scatterd notations and underlines in French. Text is in the French language. A novel centering around a village miser, Felix Eugenie, his obsession with gain at all costs, and the effect of his miserliness on his wife, his daughter Eugenie, his family and fellow villagers. Set in early nineteenth century Napoleonic France in a town called Saumur. Appended at the end of the text are 12 pgs of advertisements for other titles by Nelson Editeurs. #2275.

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11 362
Barker, Clive
Sacrament
HarperCollins
New York, 1996
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
006017949X / 9780060179496

Gene Mydlowski

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 006017949X. #362.

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12 491
Basch, Rachel.
Degrees of Love
W.W. Norton Co.
New York, 1998
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0393046257 / 9780393046250


Signed by Author
8vo. 281 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, SIGNED by author on half-title page. Author's first novel. Removable "Autographed Copy" sticker on front cover. A young couple's world starts to unravel when their eighteen month old child is accidentally burned, and the report of an emergency room physician prompts the state to take temporary custody. ISBN 0393046257.#491.

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13 2347
Batcheller, Frances N. Et al
Handbook on Gesneriads (African-Violets, Gloxinias and Their Relatives) Plants & Gardens Vol. 23 Spring (May) 1967.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
New York, 1967
6 x 9 Inches

Softcover Pamphlet
Very Good




81 pgs. Very Good condition staple bound softcover with light overall shelfwear, internally clean and unmarked. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Contents and contributors included: Cultural Notes for Achieving Extreme Beauty in Plants - Henry Teuscher, Afican-Violets - Alma Wright, Fluorescent lighting - Frances N. Batcheller, Gesneriads in the Greenhouse - Cornelius Ackerson, Dictionary of Gesneriads - Frances N. Batcheller, Episcias - Peggy Schulz, Columneas for Versatility - M. Carleton L'Hommedieu, Achimenes - Paul Arnold, Plant Huunting in the Tropics - Thomas E. Talpey, Streptocarpus - R.D.A. Bayliss, Florist Gloxinias and Their Kin - Carl D. Clayberg, Gesneriads as a Family - B.L. Burtt, The Little oNes - Ruth Katzenberger, Growing and Showing - Olive S. Hull and William Henry hull jr., Propagating Gesneriads - Frances N. Batcheller, Pests and Diseases - Michael J. Kartuz, Hybridiziing Gesneriads - Robert E. Lee, Chromosome Numbers in the Gesneriaaceae - Robert E. Lee, Classification of Gesneriad Genera - Robert E. Lee, Suppliers, Books and Organizations Concerned with Gesneriaceae. #2347.

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14 951
Bawden, F.C.
Plant Viruses and Virus Diseases
Ronald Press Co.
New York, 1964
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
4th Edition
Cloth
No Jacket, Very Good




8vo. vii. 361 pgs.Very Good condition blue cloth hardbound, no jacket. Clean, tight, unmarked with exception of owner name on front pastedown, light foxing to fore edge and several tiny check marks in table of contents. Sections include: symptomology - changes in appearance, physiological changes and host-plant metabolic changes; methods of transmission; assay methods; composition of virus particles; morphology of viruses;; inactivation; multiplication; movement; genetic variability; classification; control.#951.

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15 676
Beahm, George, Editor.
The Unauthorized Anne Rice Companion
Andrews and McMeel, MO. 1996. First Edition.
MO, 1996
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition, First Printing
Softbound Pb
Fine
0836210360 / 9780836210361



8vo. 246 pgs. Fine condition softcover. A biographical, bibliographical resource and reference guide. Thematically organised in five sections plus appendices: The Real World of Anne Rice, The Unreal World of Anne Rice, On Anne Rice, Chiaroscuro - Anne Rice and the Cinema and A Look at the Books. ISBN 0836210360. #676.

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16 542
Benedict, Madeline
Sudden Door
The Golden Quill Press.
New Hampshire, 1960
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Near Fine



Signed by Author
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.

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17 497
Benet, Stephen Vincent.
Selected Works of Stephen Vincent Benet. Vol. II : Prose.
Farrar & Rinehart
New York, 1942
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Hard Cover
Very Good




8vo. 483 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Blue cloth boards with pink title panel on spine. Gilt lettering to spine, slightly faded. FR colophon on copyright page. Very faint water spots to cloth of top front board. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, else clean and unmarked. Includes Stories of American History, Spanish Bayonet, Tales of Our Time, Fantasies and Prophesies. #497.

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18 2259
Benton, Joel
Emerson as a Poet
M.F. Mansfield & A. Wessels
New York, 1883
12mo - 6 - 7 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Stated
Cloth Hardcover
Good




168 pgs. Good condition rust colored cloth hardcover. Gilt lettering to front and spine, top edge gilt. Binding sound. Light to moderate rubbing of cloth at edges and corners, top of spine edge frayed, faded area of cloth at bottom of front cover. A two inch semicircular clear water spot is visible at the bottom margin of textblock, along bottom outer corner of pages 33-144, text not affected. Owner name [Edith True] on front endpaper, attractive frontis portrait of Emerson, tissue intact. Sections: Dedication, Prefatory Note, Emerson as a Poet, The New Poms of Emerson, Appendix, Concordance to Emerson's Poetry, Emerson as a Magazine Topic, Some Books About Emerson. By the author of "In the Poe Circle" and other biographical works, Joel Benton (1832-1911) was a native of Amenia NY and founder of Amenis Times (now Harlem Valley Times) newspaper. #2259.

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19 1678
Berliocchi, Luigi
The Orchid in Lore and Legend.
Timber Press
Oregon, 2001
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
Second Printing.
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0881924911 / 9780881924916



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 cultivation. Chapters: myths and legends, from prehistory to history, patrons and hunters, arts and customs (literature, art, magic, religion, medicine, edible orchid products), the plant (habitat, plant structure and behavior), the genera (Cattleya, Cymbidium, Dendrobium, Epidendrum, Enciclia, Laelia, Miltonia and Miltoniopsis, Odontoglossum, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum and other slipper-orchids, Phalaenopsis, Vanda, European Orchids), growing orchids, sources, index of orchids. ISBN 0881924911. #1678.

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20 1661
Blackstone, Bernard
Virginia Woolf. Writers and Their Work : No. 33.
Longmans, Green and Co.
London, 1956
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Revised Edition.
Softbound Pb, Pamphlet Bound.
Very Good




48 pgs. Very Good condition softcover, pamphlet bound, paper wraps. Light tea colored spot to top edge of text block near spine, otherwise clean and unmarked with minimal wear. Sepia toned frontis portrait of the author. A biography and select bibliography, with an index of essays and stories. No. 33 in the bibliographical series of supplements to "British Book News" on Writers and Their Work. General Editor Bonamy Dobree. #1661.

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