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The Orchid in Lore and Legend., Berliocchi, Luigi
1 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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Collecting Early Machine-Made Marbles : The M. F. Christensen & Son Company and Christensen Agate Company, Block, Robert
2 1735
Block, Robert
Collecting Early Machine-Made Marbles : The M. F. Christensen & Son Company and Christensen Agate Company
Schiffer Pub Ltd
Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2003
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall

Glossy Hardcover
Fine
0764318276 / 9780764318276



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 methods of manufacture. ISBN 0764318276. #1735.

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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., Burckhardt, Jacob
3 1243
Burckhardt, Jacob
RUBENS. Complete Edition with One Hundred and Forty Plates, Four in Full Colour, and a Selection From the Painter's Correspondence.
Phaidon Publishers Inc. (distributed By The Oxfurd University Press)
New York, 1950
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Hard Cover
Good to Very Good, 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 of selected letters is by R. H. Boothroyd and I. Grafe. #1243.

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Get a Grip on Evolution (Get a Grip on...Series), Burnie, David
4 1343
Burnie, David
Get a Grip on Evolution (Get a Grip on...Series)
Time-Life Education, Incorporated
Alexandria, VA, U.S.A., 1998
8vo - 7" - 9" 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.

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Alice in Wonderland and Other Favorites. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, The Hunting of the Snark., Carroll, Lewis [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]
5 1715
Carroll, Lewis [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson]
Alice in Wonderland and Other Favorites. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, The Hunting of the Snark.
Washington Square Press
New York, 1960
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Stated
Softbound Pb
Very Good


Sir John Tenniel

vi.274 pgs. Very Good condition softcover vintage pb, clean and unmarked. Rubbing to covers at edges and corners, age-toning to page edges, binding sound, spine not creased. Copyright 1951. With 92 illustrations by Sir John Tenniel. Includes a biographical note on the author.[Lewis Carroll ia a pseudonym for C.L. Dodgson] #1715.

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Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg, Caveney, Graham
6 1487
Caveney, Graham
Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg
Bantam Books.
New York, NY, U.S.A., 1999
8vo
First American Edition
Hard Cover
As New, As New
0767902785 / 9780767902786



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.

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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., Champlain Silk Mills
7 2447
Champlain Silk Mills
The Handbook of Spun Silk. Containing the Essential Facts About Its Nature and Uses, Together with a Reference Table of Comparative Sizes.
Champlain Silk Mills
Madison Ave NY, 1922
Small 8vo. 7.75 Inches Tall
Limited Edition
Hard Cover
Good to Very Good

Limited Edition


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 for Warping and Braiding, Cones, Filling and Warp Yarns, Quality, Characteristics, Uses of Spun Silk, Co-operation, Champlain Spun Silk, Grades, Rules and Regulations to Govern Spun Silk Transactions. #2447.

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The Beaded Lampshade Book : Techniques for Beadlovers (The Beading Bks.), Conner, Wendy Simpson
8 1506
Conner, Wendy Simpson
The Beaded Lampshade Book : Techniques for Beadlovers (The Beading Bks.)
Interstellar Publishing Company
San Diego, CA, U.S.A., 1995
8vo - 7" - 9" Tall
First Printing
Softcover, Spiral Bound
As New
0964595710 / 9780964595712



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.

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A Treasury of Stephen Foster, Deems Taylor, John Tasker Howard, Ray Lev, Dorothy Berliner Commins [Stephen Foster]
9 2521
Deems Taylor, John Tasker Howard, Ray Lev, Dorothy Berliner Commins [Stephen Foster]
A Treasury of Stephen Foster
Random House
New York, 1946
4to - 9 Inches-12 inches tall
First Printing
Hardcover
No Jacket, Good to Very Good


William Sharp

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, Laura Lee, My Hopes Have Departed Forever, Old Folks at Home, Willie My Brave, My Old Kentucky Home Good Night, Massa's in De Cold Ground, Old Dog Tray, Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair, Little Jennie Dow, Willie We Have Missed You, Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming, Comrades Fill No Glass For Me, Gentle Annie, The Glendy Burk, Old Black Joe, Down Amongthe Cane Brakes, That's What's The Matter, We Are Coming Father Abraam 300,000 More, Willie Has Gone to War, Our Bright Summer Days Are Gone, Beautiful Dreamer, Dearer Than Life!, Ah! May The red Rose Live Alway, Once I Loved Thee Mary Dear, The Village Maiden, Under the Willow She's Sleeping, Why Have My Loved Ones Gone?, I Will Be True To Thee, Why No One to Love?, Some Folks, Sweetly She Sleeps My Alice Fair, I Would Not Die In Springtime, If You've Only Got a Moustache, Mr. & Mrs. Brown, Wilt Thou Be Gone Love? Book#2521.

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A History of the Nineteenth Century Year By Year. Volume Three. [1857-1900], Emerson, Edwin, Jr.
10 525
Emerson, Edwin, Jr.
A History of the Nineteenth Century Year By Year. Volume Three. [1857-1900]
P.F. Collier and Son.
New York, 1902
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Hard Cover
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.

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Einstein and the Generations of Science, Feuer, Lewis S.
11 631
Feuer, Lewis S.
Einstein and the Generations of Science
Basic Books, Inc.
New York, 1974
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition.
Hard Cover
Very Good, Very Good
0465018718 / 9780465018710



8vo. ix. 374 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good jacket. Brown cloth, blue lettering to spine and matching color to top of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing to corners of spine, in protective cover. Black and white photographs. Contents include: The Social Roots of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Social, Generational, and Philosopical Sources of Quantum Theory, Generational Movements and 'Scientific Revolutions', Conflict of Scientific Schools, Index. "In this absorbing intellectual history we come to know Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, de Broglie, and many others not as formidable theoreticians, but as men of high imaginative powers-influenced by and influencing the social worlds in which they lived." It is Dr. Feur's thesis that intergenerational conflict plays a key role in scientific creativity. ISBN 0465018718. #631.

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Thais, France, Anatole
12 388
France, Anatole
Thais
Marvin Press.
New York, 1931
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Hard Cover
Very Good


Hendrik Van Loon

8vo. 252 pgs. Very Good condition. Lightly soiled rust cloth with gilt publishers device on front cover. Light edge and corner wear. Introduction with illustrations by Hendrik Van Loon. Contents: Book I. The Lotus, Book II. The Papyrus, Book III.The Euphorbium. #388.

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Authentic Libretti of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas as Presented By the O'Oyly Carte Opera Company During Their American Season [The Gilbert and Sullivan Library], Frederick Hobbs
13 2520
Frederick Hobbs
Authentic Libretti of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operas as Presented By the O'Oyly Carte Opera Company During Their American Season [The Gilbert and Sullivan Library]
The Bass Publishers
New York, 1935
Small 4to., 6.75 X10 Inches
Second Edition
Cloth Hardcover
No Jacket, Good to Very Good


Sir W.S. Gilbert

209 pgs. Good to Very Good condition brown cloth hardcover with black lettering and decoration to front board. External wear to cloth along edges and corners with a few small bumps and dings to boards. Internally, bookplate of former owned (now detached, with glue residue on front endpaper) otherwise clean and unmarker throughout. With a Foreword by Frederick Hobbs, Company Manager of the D'Oyly Opera Company Including Famous Musical Selections and Original "Bab" Illustrations Drawn by Sir W.S. Gilbert. Contents: The Gondoliers, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Mikado, The Yeoman of the Guard, Ruddigore, Princess Ida, Patience, Trial By Jury. Book #2520.

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Autobiography. Quod Ore Sumpsimus..., Gill, Eric
14 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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Eric Gill. A Bibliography., Gill, Evan
15 1717
Gill, Evan
Eric Gill. A Bibliography.
St. Paul's Bibliographies
Winchester, 1991
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Printing of Second (Revised) Editi
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0906795532 / 9780906795538

Eric Gill

8vo.xv. 368 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, no chips or tears. Prefaces by Steven Corey and Evan Gill. Contents: I. books, pamphlets, etc. written by Eric Gill, II. books, periodicals, etc., to which Eric Gill was a contributing author. III. books and other publications illustrated by Eric Gill containing wood engravings, title pages, initial letters, tail-pieces, IV. books, journals, etc. containing criticism or reference to his work, V. miscellanea, VI. posters and related items illustrated by Eric Gill. This bibliography is fully indexed and cross-referenced by engraving number with the Physick (V&A catalog) and Ditchling-Gill numbers. ISBN 0906795532. #1717.

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Art of Seed Beading, Gourley, Elizabeth; Davis, Jane; Talbott, Ellen
16 1725
Gourley, Elizabeth; Davis, Jane; Talbott, Ellen
Art of Seed Beading
Sterling Pub Co Inc
New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999
8-1/2 X 11 Inches
First Printing
Soft Cover
Fine
0806978295 / 9780806978291



128 pgs Fine condition softcover, clean and unmarked. Nicely illustrated throughout with color photos and detailed bead diagrams. Contents: Introduction, Techniques, Beadweaving: Needle and Loom Projects, Pre-Strung Bead Projects, Embellishment Projects, Inspirational Gallery, Glossary, Index. ISBN 0806978295. #1725

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The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime, Harvey, Miles
17 1831
Harvey, Miles
The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime
Random House Inc
Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 2000
12mo - 6 - 7 Inches Tall
Third Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0375501517 / 9780375501517



xxiii.405 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. The story of the theft of scores of valuble centuries-old maps from prominent libraries in the United States and Canada. The perpetrator was Gilbert Bland, a south Florida antiques dealer. Harvey interviews librarians and a foremost map collector and, with the help of an FBI agent, tracks down The Island of Lost Maps. ISBN 0375501517. #1831

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Ballet Panorama. An Illustrated Chronicle of Three Centuries. With 158 Illustrations from Prints, Drawings and Photographs., Haskell, Arnold L.
18 1934
Haskell, Arnold L.
Ballet Panorama. An Illustrated Chronicle of Three Centuries. With 158 Illustrations from Prints, Drawings and Photographs.
B.T. Batsford
London, 1947
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Third Edition
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good




viii.120pgs. Very Good yellow cloth hardcover. Very minimal shelf wear, clean and unmarked with the exception of an inscription on front blank William T. Rothwell London 1956". Illustrated endpapers.With 158 Illustrations from prints, drawings and black and white photographs. Contents: I. The Birth and Progress of Ballet. II. The Romantic Movement. III. Ballet in Russia and Russian Ballet. IV. The Birth of Ballet in England and America. V. Voyage into Space. VI. Ballet Since 1939. Index. By the author of: Balletomania, Diaghileff, Dancing Round the World, Prelude to Ballet, Balletomane's Scrapbook. #1934

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The Private Lives of Albert Einstein, Highfield, Roger and Carter, Paul
19 932
Highfield, Roger and Carter, Paul
The Private Lives of Albert Einstein
Faber and Faber
London, 1993
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
2nd Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good+, Fine
0571167446 / 9780571167449



8vo.xii. 355 pgs. Fine grey hardcover in very good+ dust jacket. Jacket has light rubbing at corners, else fine. Biograpy of Albert Einstein presents a startling new portrait of his private life. Includes black and white photograhs, family tree, references and bibliography. ISBN 0571167446. #932.

Price: 13.00 USD
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The Beaded Object : Making Gorgeous Flowers & Other Decorative Accents, Hiney, Mary Jo
20 1377
Hiney, Mary Jo
The Beaded Object : Making Gorgeous Flowers & Other Decorative Accents
Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated
New York, NY, U.S.A., 2001
4to - 9" - 12" Tall
First Printing
Hard Cover
As New, As New
0806960906 / 9780806960906



4to. 128 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket. Richly illustrated with color photographs and detailed drawings, this compendium of beadwork projects combines features of traditional techniques with recent applications to craft a variety of objects, including: vases, vials, bracelets, snowflakes, fruit, treasure chests, lily of the valley, pins, ornament, pincushion, pillows, centerpieces, keepsake keepers, ribbon wreaths, decorative bottles, hairpins, boxes, garlands, bouquets, roses, paperweights, holiday decor, petit flower sprays, lamps, hyacinth, mum, daisy, sachet. Featured creations such as jewelry, tiaras, pillows, lamps, hats, handbags and keepsakes from the studios of exceptional beadwork artists: Mary Jo Hiney, Diane Fitzgerald, Jackie Hirsh, Sheyen deLuz, Rosemary Sinclair, Leah Chalfen, Christiana Johnson, Ginger Sizemore. ISBN 0806960906. #1377.

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