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Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition., Ahearn, Allen and Patricia
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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Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine., Blake, John B.
2 2353
Blake, John B.
Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine.
Martino Publishing
1998
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Later Reprint
Cloth Hardcover
As New
1578980860 / 9781578980864



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

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A Bibliography of Internal Medicine : Communicable Diseases, Bloomfield, Arthur
3 1356
Bloomfield, Arthur
A Bibliography of Internal Medicine : Communicable Diseases
Martino Publishing
Mansfield Center, CT, U.S.A., 2000
8vo
First Printing Thus
Hard Cover
Fine
1578982391 / 9781578982394



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, Diptheria, Tetanus, Typhus, Syphilis: Part I. From John Hunter to the Discovery of the Treponeme (1905), Syphilis: Part II.From the Discovery of the Treponeme (1905), Malaria, Amebic Dysentery, Poliomyelitis: 1800 to Experimental Transmission (1909), The Common Cold, Measles, Smallpox, Vaccinia, Rabies, Yellow Fever, Herpes Zoster, Mumps, Whooping Cough, Author Index. ISBN 1578982391. #1356.

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Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.), Cauthen, Irby B., Jr.; Dameron, Lasley J.
4 2135
Cauthen, Irby B., Jr.; Dameron, Lasley J.
Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.)
University Press of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A., 1974
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition
Cloth
Near Fine
0813904986 / 9780813904986



8vo. xvi. 386 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover, as unread, with a trace of external shelfwear. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front board. Contents: Preface, Abbreviations, Checklist of Poe Criticism Composed in English 1827-1967, Checklist of Poe Criticism in Foreign Languages, 1827-1967, Index. #2135. ISBN 0813904986

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Making the Little Black Book. Inside the Working Manuscript of Twenty-Four Hours a Day., Damian McElrath [Richmond Walker]
5 2532
Damian McElrath [Richmond Walker]
Making the Little Black Book. Inside the Working Manuscript of Twenty-Four Hours a Day.
Hazelden
Center City Minnesota, 2012
Small Folio. 8.5 x 11 Inches
First Edition Thus
Cloth Hardcover
Fine, Fine
1616494070

David Spohn

xiii.299pgs. Fine condition hardcover in Fine jacket, pristine, direct from publisher. Attractive black cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Contains the beautifully reproduced original working manuscript of Richmond Walker (aka Bill W) and provides a firsthand insightful experience into the making of the Little Black Book, Twenty-Four Hours a Day. Contents: Foreword; Three Introductory Essays by Damien McElrath: The Genesis of a Classic, The Evolution of Walkers Spirituality, Sources for Twenty-Four Hours a Day; The Working Manuscript for Twenty-Four Hours a Day [full page color plates]; The Hidden Text: The Passages Under theTaped Scraps of Paper; A Publishing History of Twenty-Four Hours a Day; The Richmond Walker and Patrick Butler Correspondence; Selected Writings by Richmond Walker: A Successful Group, Surrender, Restitution, Meditation, Honesty, The Cause and Cure of Alcoholism, The Power to Overcome Drinking, Personal Witness; About the Author. See also our book#2533: The Book That Started It All. Note: Size or weight not eligible for flat rate shipping option. ISBN 1616494070. #2532.

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Eric Gill. A Bibliography., Gill, Evan
6 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.

Price: 42.00 USD
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English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism (1984-1990), Harner, James L.
7 1845
Harner, James L.
English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism (1984-1990)
G K Hall
New York, 1992
Small 4to.
First Printing
Hard Cover
Very Good
0816190887 / 9780816190881



xiii.185 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, no jacket. Shallow bumping to spine edges and corners, else minimal shelf wear, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: The Author, Preface, Acknowledgments, Bibliographies [15 sources], Anthologies [2 sources], General Studies [72 sources], Authors/Translators/Titles [arranged alphabetically], Index. A continuation of the author's "English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism" and its supplement for 1978-1983. The majority of entries are for books and articles published between 1984 and 1990, but also included are earlier publications not present in the previous volume cited above. From the Preface: "Like its predecessors, this volume includes editions and studies of prose fiction in English-both original works and translations-written or printed in England from 1500 to 1660. The works and translations included are limited to those that may be classified as novellas, romances, histories, anatomies, or jest books (or some combination of these)." ISBN 0816190887. #1845

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American Book Prices Current 1997 Volume 103 The Auction Season September 1996- August 1997, Katharine Kyes Leab, Daniel J. Leab, Marie-Luise Frings, Abigail Leab and Kathleen Thorp, Editors.
8 2467
Katharine Kyes Leab, Daniel J. Leab, Marie-Luise Frings, Abigail Leab and Kathleen Thorp, Editors.
American Book Prices Current 1997 Volume 103 The Auction Season September 1996- August 1997
Bancroft-Parkman
1998
8vo - 6.25x8.25x2inches
First Edition
Cloth Hardcover
Fine


Thomas Rowlandson

adv. xxii. 1100pgs. Fine condition hardcover. Clean, tight, unmarked, prisitne condition. Red cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine, endpapers depicting a book auction at Sotheby's circa 1800 by Thomas Rowlandson. Remains an essential reference tool for buying, selling and evaluating scarce books, serial publications, maps, autographs, prints based on hammer prices at 35 major auction houses. An introduction and table of abbreviations precedes lists of auction houses, named consignors and season's sales, followed by sections on autographs and manuscripts (Part I) and Books (Part II), the latter of which includes atlases, books, broadsides, maps and charts. #2467

Price: 22.00 USD
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Ex-Libris, King, Ross
9 1743
King, Ross
Ex-Libris
Walker & Co
New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Second Printing

Fine, Fine
0802733573 / 9780802733573



391 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and Set in Europe following the English Civil War. From the jacket: "A cryptic summons to a remote country house launches Isaac Inchbold, a London bookseller and antiquarian, on an odyssey through seventeenth-century Europe, charged with the task of restoring a magnificent library destroyed by the war." Inchbold's life depends on recovering a missing manuscript, in the midst of underworld, spies, ciphers and forgeries. ISBN 0802733573. #1743.

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Slightly Chipped. Footnotes in Booklore., Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone
10 2470
Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone
Slightly Chipped. Footnotes in Booklore.
St. Martin's Press
New York, 1999
8vo
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0312205872 / 9780312205874



215 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, first printing of first edition in pristine condition. A classic read for book lovers, sellers and collectors alike. The authors of Used and Rare continue their adventures in their quest for rare and out-of-print books, delving into ephemera such as Bram Stoker's notes for Dracula, , the Bloomsbury Group, a Sotheby's auction experience, hypermoderns and internet bookselling. See also our book#2469. ISBN# 0312205872. #2470.

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The Intervals of Robert Frost. A Critical Bibliography. With an Introduction By Fulmer Mood., Mertins, Louis and Esther
11 2373
Mertins, Louis and Esther
The Intervals of Robert Frost. A Critical Bibliography. With an Introduction By Fulmer Mood.
University of California Press
Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1947
12mo - 6 - 7 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Stated
Cloth Hardcover
No Jacket, Near Fine




91 pgs. Near Fine red cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, clean, sound, unmarked, very faint rubbing to cloth at spine corners. First edition, 1947. Frontis portrait of robert Frost and a plate showing an early manuscript version of "Neither Out Far Nor In Deep" in the poet's handwriting. Contents: Robert Frost and the Mertins Collection by Fulmer Mood; Intervals, by Louis Mertins: San Francisco Interval, Lawrence Interval, Derry Interval, Dymock interval, Amherst Interval, Cambridge Interval, Hanover Interval; Bibliography by Esther Mertins: Poems - Lawrence Interval, Derry Interval, Dymock Interval, Amherst Interval, Cambridge iinterval, Hanover Interval, Marginalia, Books. The backbone of this collection was built upon inscribed and annotated manuscripts, books, periodicals given to the Mertins as gifts over time by Robert Frost himself. #2373.

Price: 36.00 USD
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Ralph Waldo Emerson. A Descriptive Bibliography. [Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography], Myerson, Joel
12 2355
Myerson, Joel
Ralph Waldo Emerson. A Descriptive Bibliography. [Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography]
University of Pittsburgh Press
Pittsburg, 1982
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
Fine
0822934523 / 9780822934523



xviii.802 pgs. Fine condition hardcover, as new, clean, tight and unmarked. Includes illustrations of Emerson's first edition title and copyright pages, bindings and dust jackets. Sections: Introduction, Separate publications, Collected Editions, Miscellaneous Collections, First Book and Pamplet Appearances, First-Appearance Contributions to Magazines and Newspapers, Books Editited by Emerson, Reprinted Material in Books and Pamphlets, Material Attributed to Emerson, Compiler's Notes, Appendix: Principal Works About Emerson, Index. ISBN 0822934523 #2355.

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A Blake Bibliography. Annotated Lists of Works, Studies and Blakeana., Nurmi, Martin K. Bentlry, G.E.
13 2352
Nurmi, Martin K. Bentlry, G.E.
A Blake Bibliography. Annotated Lists of Works, Studies and Blakeana.
University of Minnesota Press
Minneapolis, 1964
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good+, Very Good+




xix.393 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Clean, sound and unmarked with minimal shelfwear, light rubbing to corners of dustjacket. Laid in and included are a copy of a review of this book and a small card with several notations presumably by a reviewer. Contents divided into six main sections, separated by illustrated vignettes. Table of Contents: Tables of Symbols and Abbreviations; Table of Type-Printed References to Blake Before 1863; Blake's Reputation and Interpreters; Blake's Chronology; Part I. Editions of Blake's Writings: Individual Tiltles, Collections and Selections; Part II. Reproductions of Drawinigs and Paintings: Illustrations of Individual Authors, Collections and Selections; Part III. Engravings: Illustrations of Individual Authors, Selections and Collections; Part IV. Catalogues and Bibliographies; Part V. Books Owned by Blake; Part VI. Biography and Criticism [All editors, annotators, introducers, authors, etc. of works in parts I through V are cross-referenced in part VI]; Note on Musical Settings; Index. #2352.

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Blind Devotion. Survival on the Front Lines of Post-Traumatic Stree Disorder and Addiction., Prinsen, Sharlene
14 2534
Prinsen, Sharlene
Blind Devotion. Survival on the Front Lines of Post-Traumatic Stree Disorder and Addiction.
Hazelden
Center City Minnesota, 2012
8vo, 9 By 5.75 Inches
First Edition Thus
Softbound Trade Pb
No Jacket, Fine
1616494093 / 9781616494094



xiii.333pgs. Fine condition new trade softcover, clean and unmarked. " One woman's startling account of her struggle to protect her children while facing the man she married, a combat veteran plagued by addiction, rage, and depression born from PTSD". Topics include abuse, alcoholism, codependency, co-occurring disorders, crisis, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), prescription pills, substance abuse, self-care, suicide, secondary traumatic stress, ISBN 9781616494094. #2534.

Price: 8.00 USD
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New Worlds in Old Books, Rostenberg, Leona and Madeleine B. Stern
15 2468
Rostenberg, Leona and Madeleine B. Stern
New Worlds in Old Books
Oak Knoll Press
Delaware, 1999
8vo
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
1884718892 / 9781884718892



viii.202pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dustjacket, pristine condition in removable archival cover. In this bibliophile memoir, dedicated "to the Survival of the Printed Book in the Twenty-First Century" the world-renowned authors reveal the new realms and wealth of knowledge waiting to be discovered in the world of old books. Sections: Introduction: Through Our Hands, What's Past Is Prologue, Eye-Witness Reports, United Nations and Utopias, Hidden Americana, Censorship and Suppression, Stratagems of Satan, Feminism, The Jews, The Blacks, The Lure of Firsts, The Press: Exotic and Uncommon, Provenance, Selected Short-Title Lists, Index. ISBN 1884718892. #2468.

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The Elizabethan Underworld, Salgado, Gamini
16 2543
Salgado, Gamini
The Elizabethan Underworld
Wrens Park Publishing of W.D. Williams & Son Ltd.
Great Britain, 1999
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Later Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0905778391 / 9780905778396



x.230pgs. Fine Hardcover with illustrated boards in matching Fine dust jacket. Featuring over sixty illustrations from manuscripts and pamphlets contemporary to that time period. Contents: List of Illustrations, Preface, Acknowledgements, Chapters: London-Flower of Cities All, The Suburbs of Sin, The Fun of the Fair, White Magic and Black Witches, Astrologers and Alchemists, Low-Life on the Highway,Autolycus and His Tribe, Minions of the Moon, Counter and Clink, Bridewell and Bedlam. ISBN 0905778391 Book # 2543.

Price: 20.00 USD
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Great Books and Book Collectors, Thomas, Alan G
17 1900
Thomas, Alan G
Great Books and Book Collectors
G. P. Putnam's Sons
New York, 1975
4to - 9 Inches-12 inches tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
Good to Very Good, Near Fine




280pgs. Near Fine maroon cloth hardcover with red and gilt title pieces to spine and front board. Jacket is price-clipped, in Good to Very Good conditions with several moderate tears to front and rear edges of paper, jacket is protected in a clear archival removable cover. Very nicely and generously illustrated throughout with color plates, reproductions and photographs. Chapters: Preface, Manuscripts, Early Printing, Bookbinding, The Bible, Early Books in Hebrew, Herbals and Color-Plate Flower Books, English Books with Coloured Plates, Books on Architecture, The New World, Private Press Books, First Editions, Fakes and Forgeries, Great Book Collectors, Acknowledgments for Illustrations, Index. SBN 74-77298. LLC 399-11367-3#1900.

Price: 16.00 USD
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Reading. An Essay., Walpole, Hugh.
18 501
Walpole, Hugh.
Reading. An Essay.
Harper and Brothers
New York, 1927
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall
November 1927.
Hard Cover
Very Good




12mo. 89 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Lavender gold-flecked boards with slight sunning of spine. Paper title piece intact. Clean and unmarked within. An essay on reading divided into chapters: Reading for Fun, Reading for Education, Reading for Love #501.

Price: 12.00 USD
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