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Five Comedies. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay., Aristophanes
1 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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Get a Grip on Evolution (Get a Grip on...Series), Burnie, David
2 1343
Burnie, David
Get a Grip on Evolution (Get a Grip on...Series)
Time-Life Education, Incorporated
Alexandria, VA, U.S.A., 1998
8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" Tall

Soft Cover, Stiff Wraps
Fine
0737000368 / 9780737000368

Andrew Kulman, Andrew Kulman

8vo. 192 pags. Fine softcover, clean and unmarked, in stiff wraps with matching illustrated paper cover. Kraft-paper colored pages with black print, with illustrations and drawings scattered informally alongside each topic. Content is presented clearly and imaginatively, useful and entertaining for novice, student and scientist alike. "Ever since Darwin, the question of ancestry, human and animal, has been hotly disputed, and a merry trail of claims, hoaxes and confusion has kept us all entertained. Until the 18th century, everyone knew where they stood on the ladder of nature, with jellyfish at the bottom, humans at the top and guinea pigs somewhere in between. But as more evidence was gathered from living things and fossils, the great chain of being started to get a bit fuzzy. And then Darwin went off to the Galapagos Islands and the fun began."" Includes index. For similar illustrative style and subject matter, see also book numbers 1342 (Get a Grip series on Genetics) and 1856 (Darwin for Beginners). ISBN 0737000368. #1343.

Price: 8.00 USD
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Where Evolution and Religion Meet, Coulter, John M. And Coulter, Merle C.
3 2381
Coulter, John M. And Coulter, Merle C.
Where Evolution and Religion Meet
The MacMillan Co.
New York, 1924
12mo - 6¾ - 7¾ Inches Tall
Second Printing
Cloth Hardcover
Good, Very Good+




105 pgs. Verg Good+ cloth hardcover in original dust jacket. Book is clean and umarked, binding sound, very slight rubbing to edges and corners. Jacket has small chips at spine edges and corners and paper is worn through in places along the flap edges. Flap information lists other titles in the Little Books on Religion series. Apparently then as now, "No subject of science seems to be more misunderstood by those who are not biologists than the doctrine of evolution...When one has been completely informed concerning evolution, he realizes that it does not contradict the Bible in any serious way, but really teaches the same fundamental truths from a different perspective.". Contents: I. Introduction, II. Evidence of Evolution, III. Lamarck's Theory of Use and Disuse, IV. Darwin's theory of Natural Selection, V. The Mutation Theory of De Vries, VI. Some Other Theories of Evolution, VII. Modern Views on Evolution, VIII. Influence of the Evolution Idea, IX. Evolution and Religion. #2381.

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The Scallop. Studies of a Shell and Its Influences on Humankind, Cox, Ian. Editor
4 2345
Cox, Ian. Editor
The Scallop. Studies of a Shell and Its Influences on Humankind
The Shell Transport and Trading Company Limited
London, 1957
4to - 9¾ Inches-12 inches tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Decorated Cloth Hardcover
Very Good




135 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, red cloth attactively decorated with gilt in shell motif. Several smudges to front board and light rubbing at edges and corners. Decorated endpapers with identification keys to the shells depicted on them. Owner name on half-title, else clean and unmarked. Generously interspersed with color photographs and illustrations. Contents: Foreword - Lord Godber; Shell: A Word's Pedigree - B. Woledge; The Living Scallop - W.J. Rees; A Symbol in Ancient Times - Sir Mortimer Wheeler; The Badge of St. James - Christopher Hobler; The Cradle of Venus - James Laver; Escallops in Armory - Sir George Bellew; An Excursion iinto the Americas - Adrian Digby; The Scallop at the Table - Paul Gautier; List of Illustrations. #2345.

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The Doctrine of Evolution. Its Basis and Scope., Crampton, Henry Edward
5 1916
Crampton, Henry Edward
The Doctrine of Evolution. Its Basis and Scope.
The Columbia University Press
New York, 1911
8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
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 Human Races. VI. The Mental Evolution of Man. VII. Social Evolution as a Biological Process. VIII. Evolution and the Higher Human Life. #1916.

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Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls, Dunnett, Nigel and Kingsbury, Noel
6 1789
Dunnett, Nigel and Kingsbury, Noel
Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls
Timber Press
Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., 2004
8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall

Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
088192640X / 9780881926408



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 plants optimally for the extreme conditions encountered on roofs, such as drought, high light intensity and wind. Contents: Introduction, Why Build Green Roofs?, Components of Green Roofs, Facade Greening, Living Walls, Structures and Surfaces. Appendices: Roof-Greening Plant Directory, Facade-Greening Plant Directory, Suppliers, Bibliography, Index. ISBN 088192640X #1789

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Candle in the Dark.  A Postcript to Despair., Edman, Irwin
7 346
Edman, Irwin
Candle in the Dark. A Postcript to Despair.
The Viking Press
NY, 1939
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
First Edition
Hard Cover
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 through which we are living is, though a tragic moment, a moment only in the history of the cosmos, an episode only in the history of men. History moves along in waves; we are caught in the roughest surf today, and hurled about by it. But in the midst of the ocean it will be calm tomorrow. In its depths it is calm today...". Irwin Edman was a professor of philosophy, as well as an author of poetry and some fiction. His works include "Philosopher’s Holiday","Richard Kane Looks at Life", "Four Ways of Philosophy","Philosopher's Quest", and "Arts and the Man - An Introduction to Aesthetics". #346

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Autobiography. Quod Ore Sumpsimus..., Gill, Eric
8 2502
Gill, Eric
Autobiography. Quod Ore Sumpsimus...
Jonathan Cape
London, 1941
8.5x5.25 Inches
Fourth Impression
Cloth Hardcover
Good




283pgs. Good condition red cloth hardcover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Binding sound, red topstain a bit mottled and streaked, slight wrinkling and wear to cloth at edges and corners and rear board, shallow rippling to some pages especially along bottom margins, otherwise internally clean and sound. Fourth Impression March 1941 with frontis self-portrait and several additional plates within text. Sections: Preface, I. Holes in Oblivion, II. The Schoolboy at School, III. The Schoolboy at Home, IV. Chichester, V. In an Architect's Office, VII. Postscript: The Business World and the Army, T.O.S.D., Capel-Y-FFin and Salies-de-Bearn, Jerusalem, Escapades, VIII. Conclusion. "And if I might attempt to state in one paragraph the work which I have chiefly tried to do in my life it is this: to make a cell of good living in the chaos of our world". #2502.

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Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition], Hazlitt, William
9 2412
Hazlitt, William
Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition]
Wm. C. Hall
London, 1824
8vo, 9.25 By 5.75 Inches
First Edition, Suppressed
Hardcover, Half Leather
Good to Very Good




xv. 822 pgs. Good+ condition hardcover, marbled boards, leather spine and corners. This is the very scarce suppressed first edition, withdrawn from distribution after copyright issues arose concerning some of the still-living poets included in this volume. Leather to spine is rubbed and chipped, edges and corners of boards rubbed, hinges and gutters tender but holding well, signatures tight, clean and unmarked but for occasional light pencil tickmarks in margins of a few sections. Light foxing to endpapers and blanks and scattered marginally throughout text. Portraits wanting. Printed by J. Whiting, Lombard Street. Paper watermarked 1817, 1820. Contents: Poets from Chaucer to the Present Time. Hazlitt's Preface is followed by A Critical List of Authors Contained in this Volume [this includes short critiques for each poet, living and dead]. Poets listed in the table of Contents: Chaucer, Spenser, Sir Philip Sidney, Drayton, Samuel Daniel, Sir John Suckling, George Wither, Waller, Milton, Cowley, Marvell, Butler, Sir John Denham, Dryden, Rochester, Roscommon, Pomfret, Dorset, Philips, Halifax, Parnell, Prior, Pope, Gay, Blair, Swift, Thomson, A. Philips, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Mallet, Akenside, Young, Gray, Churchill, Goldsmith, Armstrong, Chatterton, Warton, Cowper, Samuel Rogers, Thomas Campbell, Robert Bloomfield, George Crabbe, S.T. Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Walter Scott, Charles Lamb, James Montgomery, Lord Byron, Thomas Moore, Leigh Hunt, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord thurlow, John Keats, Henry Milman, William Lisle Bowles, Barry Cornwall, Robert Burns. Miscellaneous Pieces: Shakspeare (sic), John Webster, Beaumont & Fletcher, Ford, Lyly, Ben Jonson, Drummond, Marlow, Raleigh, Shirley, Lovelace, Burton, Browne, Carew, Herrick, King, Walton, Hamilton, and the anonymous author of Lady Ann Bothwell's Lament. #2412.

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The Other Hand, Metzger, Deena
10 1543
Metzger, Deena
The Other Hand
Red Hen Press
Granada Hills, CA, U.S.A., 2000
8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
First Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine
1888996242 / 9781888996241



8vo. 311 pgs. Near Fine softcover pb, clean and unmarked with minimal shelf wear. "An epistolary novel that concurrently is a unique contribution to the literature we now speak of as Holocaust discourse", this novel is structured around the relationship and dialog between a Jewish woman and holocaust survivor who converted to Catholicism and is living in Paris as its cardinal. ISBN 1888996242. #1543.

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In the Cut : A Novel, Moore, Susanna
11 1601
Moore, Susanna
In the Cut : A Novel
Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated
New York, NY, U.S.A., 1995
8vo
First American Edition
Soft Cover
Near Fine
0679422587 / 9780679422587



8vo. 177 pgs. Near Fine softcover. Uncorrected proof. Advanced reader's edition. Clean and unmarked with no discernable defects other than a slight trace of shelf wear along bottom edge. A solitary divorcee living and working in New York as a writing/language teacher is unprepared for the danger ahead of her when she embarks on an erotic liason in the aftermath of a gruesome murder in her neighborhood. By the author of "The Whiteness of Bones" and "Sleeping Beauties". #1601.

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In the Cut: A Novel, Moore, Susanna
12 1600
Moore, Susanna
In the Cut: A Novel
Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated
New York, NY, U.S.A., 1995
8vo
First American Edition
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0679422587 / 9780679422587



8vo. 180 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. First American Edition, November 1995. Clean and unmarked with no discernable defects. A solitary divorcee living and working in New York as a writing/language teacher is unprepared for the danger ahead of her when she embarks on an erotic liason in the aftermath of a gruesome murder in her neighborhood. ISBN 0679422587. #1600.

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Sunset Gun, Parker, Dorothy
13 1116
Parker, Dorothy
Sunset Gun
Horace Liveright
New York and Cleveland, 1928
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
Fifth Printing, December 1928
Hard Cover
Good to Very Good




12mo. 75 pgs. Good to Very Good condition black cloth spine in earthy and rustic textured brown crinkled paper covered boards. Rubbing to edges and corners of spine and boards. Date (January 5, 1929) on front endpaper. Closed tear at bottom edge near spine of several rear blank pages. Verses in this book first appeared in the Bookman, the New Republic, the Nation, the New Yorker, Life, the Yale Review, McCall's, the New York World and the New York Post. Contents: Godmother, Partial Comfort, The Red dress, Victoria, The Counsellor, Parable for a Certain Virgin, Bric-a-Brac, Interior, Reuben's Children, for R.C.B., There Was One, On Cheating the Fiddler, Incurable, Fable, The Second Oldest Story, A Pig's-Eye View of Literature: The Lives and Times of John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley and George Gordon Noel, Lord Byron, Oscar Wilde, Harriet Beecher Stowe, D.G. Rosetti, Thomas Carlyle, Charles Dickens, Alexandre Dumas and His Son, Alfred Lord Tennyson, George Gissing, Walter Savage Landor, George Sand, Mortal Enemy, Penelope, Bohemia, The Searched Soul, The Trusting Heart, Thought for a Sunshiny Morning, The Gentlest Lady, The Maid-Servant at the Inn, Fulfillment, Daylight Saving, Surprise, Swan Song, On Being a Woman, Afternoon, A Dream Lies Dead, The Homebody, Second Love, Fair Weather, The Whistling Girl, Story, Frustration, Healed, Landscape, Post-Graduate, Verses in the Night: Honeymoon, Triolet, Melange for the Unknown George, Liebstod, For a Favorite Grand-Daughter, Dilemma, Theory, A Fairly Sad Tale, The Last Question, Superfluous Advice, Directions for Finding the Bard, But Not Forgotten, Two-Volume Novel, Pour Prendre Conge, For a Lady Who Must Write Verse, Rhyme Against Living, Wisdom, Coda. #1116.

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The Scenewright. Illustrated By the Author., Smith, Andre
14 2274
Smith, Andre
The Scenewright. Illustrated By the Author.
The MacMillan Co.
New York, 1930
12mo - 6¾ - 7¾ Inches Tall
Third Printing.
Cloth Hardcover
Good to Very Good




vii.135pgs. Good to Very Good condition blue cloth hard cover. Gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Lettering on spine and edges of cloth somewhat faded, rubbing to cloth at corners. Owner name (Pearl Masterman, February 6, 1934] on front blank, with two of her bookplates on the front endpapers. Frontis and endpaper illustrations depict scenes of set and model building. Illustrations throughout by the author. Scattered throughout text are occasional underlines and brief marginal notations in pencil. Contents: The Reason. I. The Scenewright, II. Considering the Script, III. The Sketch-Model, IV. The Finished Model, V. The Outdoor Scene, VI. Furniture for Models with a note on lighting, VII. An Actual Problem, VIII. Construction of Senery, IX. The Cyclorama and Ceiling, X. Scene Painting, Appendix. The appendix contains illustrations, diagrams and helpful tips for the construction of temporary sets, including those for a cottage interior, a farmhouse and a garden, a medieval room, a courtyard, a living room, a castle court, an Egyptian temple, a Spanish interior, formal and informal interiors. #2274.

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The Dreamer. A Romantic Rendering of the Life Story of Edgar Allan Poe., Stanard, Mary Newton
15 2540
Stanard, Mary Newton
The Dreamer. A Romantic Rendering of the Life Story of Edgar Allan Poe.
J.B. Lippincott Co.
Philadelphia, 1925
8vo, 8 x 5.5 Inches
First Edition Thus
Cloth Hardcover
No Jacket, Very Good


A.G. Learned, Albert Sterner

382pgs. Very Good hardcover with sturdy white cloth spine, blue boards, blue and gilt titlepiece to spine. Light foxing to rear fixed endpaper, else clean and unmarked. This edition conforms to the latest discoveries concerning Poe's life, contains eight illustrations, and chapter heads and a table of contents were included to aid the reader in locating any special content. Chapters I-XXXIII: Exit Elizabeth Arnold, Edgar Poe Becomes Edgar Allan, At School in England, A Packet of Letters, Home Again, Schooldays in Richmond, The Awakening of Ambition, "Helen Thy Beauty is to Me", Elmira Royster, At the University of Virginia, At the University of Virginia (continued), Edgar Poe a Wanderer, In Boston Where He Finds a Printer, "Tamerlane" in Richmond, "Al Aaraaf", West Point, Once More a Wanderer, Haven in Baltimore, "The Manuscript Found in a Bottle", The Happiest Dream of All, "The Southern Literary Messenger", The Wedding of Edgar and Virginia, A Foothold in the North, Home and Happiness in Philadelphia, "Eleonora", Sorrrow Comes to the Valley, "The Raven", New York Once More, Some of His Dreams Come True, The Cottage at Fordham, "Ulalume"' A New Helen, ""The Fever Called 'Living' is Conquered at Last". By the author of "Edgar Allan Poe Letters Till Now Unpublished", and "Richmond: Its People and Its Story" as well as Colonial Virginia: Its People and Customs", "The Story of Bacon's Rebellion, Virginia, 1676". #2540.

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