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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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Handbook on Gesneriads (African-Violets, Gloxinias and Their Relatives) Plants & Gardens Vol. 23 Spring (May) 1967., Batcheller, Frances N. Et al
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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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Palamon and Arcite or the Knight's Tale from Chaucer., Dryden, John. Edited By May Estelle Cook.
3 1991
Dryden, John. Edited By May Estelle Cook.
Palamon and Arcite or the Knight's Tale from Chaucer.
Scott, Foresman & Co. [The Lake English Classics]
Chicago and New York, 1898
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
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's Rules of Order, with a blurb about Mr. Robert Morris of Pennsylvania, seconded by Mr. John Rutledge of South Carolina, proposing George Washington for the President of the Convention. #1991.

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The Endangered Species Act Protects US. Going on the Offensive. Communicating a Winning Message for Strengthening the Endangered Species Act., Endangered Species Coalition
4 2303
Endangered Species Coalition
The Endangered Species Act Protects US. Going on the Offensive. Communicating a Winning Message for Strengthening the Endangered Species Act.
Endangered Species Coalition
4to - 9 Inches-12 inches tall

Softbound Pb, Pamphlet Bound.
Very Good

No place, no date. About 25 pgs. Very good condition staple-bound report, light staining and smudging to green covers. Published circa 1994 by the Endangered Species Coalition presumably to fight the backlash against and scapegoating of the Endangered Species Act reauthorization efforts, in light of challenges asserted by proponents of The Private Property Protection Act, Proposition 300 and various press coverages appearing at that time. Topics to be spearheaded include a brief overview of the Endangered Species Act, medicinal value of species, ecosystem protection, environment as early warning system, private property protection, job protection and economic strenghthening. The ESC is a national network of hundreds of conservation, scientific, educational, religious, sporting, business and community organizations working to protect disappearing wildlife and last remaining wild places. It is non-governmental, comprised of almost 400 diverse member groups located all across the country, from environmental groups to religious organizations, scientists, sporting groups, hiking clubs and humane societies. The conclusion of this campaign report is rather timeless: "We need long term jobs that are part of a sustainable economy, rather than jobs based on short-sighted destruction of our resources, a scenario that would eventually lead to economic collapse. We need to ensure that extractive industries work in a way that doesn't hurt the environment which contributes so much to our economy." #2303.

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L'Avenir D'Une Illusion. Traduit De l'Allemand  Par Marie Bonaparte . [plus ephemera], Freud, Sigmund. Translated By Marie Bonaparte.
5 2267
Freud, Sigmund. Translated By Marie Bonaparte.
L'Avenir D'Une Illusion. Traduit De l'Allemand Par Marie Bonaparte . [plus ephemera]
Denoel & Steele
Paris, 1932
12mo - 6 - 7 Inches Tall
French Language Edition
Soft Cover, Stiff Wraps
Very Good

196pgs+adv. Very Good condition softcover, original stiff red paper cover. Light wear to edges and corners, bottom of spine chipped. Original paper price tag intact on spine. Internally clean and unmarked, paper is a bit stiff and age darkened. Text block is untrimmed and pages after pg 144 remain unopened (top edges of page gathers are still connected, not cut open to separate pages). Included is a vintage London Transport bus punch ticket, Route 19 1-1/2d, Finsbury Park to Streatham, which was apparently used as a bookmark by a previous owner. Text is in the French language, translated from the German by Marie Bonaparte. Table des Matieres: L'Avenir D'une illusion, Actes Obsedants et exercices religieux, Un evenement de la vie religieuse. In L'Avenir D'Une Illusion ["The Future of an Illusion"] Freud controversially views religion and religious dogma as a "neurotic relic", a necessary step in the development of civilization and comparable to a childhood neurosis. He submits that the strength of religious illusions lies both in their usefulness in implementing ethical rules among civilized mankind, and in the innate human wish for a soothing of death anxiety. He hints at the idea that psychoanalysis, as a scientific discipline, would eventually help to dissipate this illusion. Freud even considers that the beliefs of the devoutly religious safeguard them to a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses because their acceptance of this "universal neurosis" spares them the task of constructing a personal one. #2267.

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A Text-Book of Psychiatry for Students and Practitioners [Oxford Medical Publications] with Related Ephemera., Henderson, D.K. And Gillespie, R.D.
6 2489
Henderson, D.K. And Gillespie, R.D.
A Text-Book of Psychiatry for Students and Practitioners [Oxford Medical Publications] with Related Ephemera.
Oxford University Press
New York, 1941
8vo, 8 x 6 Inches
Fifth Edition
Cloth Hardcover
Fair, Very Good

xii. 660 pgs. Very Good condition maroon cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, black lettering to front. Owner name, date on front endpapers, else unmarked, binding sound. A standard psychiatry text book with related ephemera reflecting mid twentieth century theory and practice in this field of medicine. Chapters: Historical Review of the Care and treatment of Mental Illness, Classification, Aetiology, Method of Examination, Symptomatology, General Psychopathology, Affective Reaction - Types: I. Manic-Depressive Psychosis, Affective Reaction - Types: Involutional Melancholia, Schizoprenic Reaction Types, Paranoia and Paranoid Reaction Types, Psychopathic States, The Organic reaction - Types, Epilepsy, Mental Defect, Psychoneuroses, Psychoses and Psychoneuroses in War, The Psychiatry of Childhood, Occupational Therapy, Relations of Psychiatry and Law. Bibliography. Index. Ephemera included: Undated clipping circa1965-8: "Director [George Hagmaier]Tells of Blocks in Psychiatric Treatment", Clipping from Family Weekly March 14, 1971: "The Millions Who Are Schizophrenic: Can Drugs Help Them?" by Arthur S. Freese, Card: "The Ten Commandments for High Blood Pressure Sufferers", pamphlet: "The Effects of Benzedrine Sulfate in Chronic Exhaustion and Mental Depression" M.H. Nathanson, American Schizophrenia Association Pamphlet: features the infamous Louis Wain cat pictures painted over a period of time during which he developed schizophrenia, a two-sided sheet of handwritten notes in pencil summarizing patient history and admission procedures. Original brown paper dust jacket included, in fair condition with large tear at upper spine panel revealing book title. #2489.

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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.
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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
8vo - 6.25x8.25x2inches
First Edition
Cloth Hardcover

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

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The Essays of Elia. Last Essays of Elia. Popular Fallacies. [The Nelson Classics] with Ephemera., Lamb, Charles
8 1969
Lamb, Charles
The Essays of Elia. Last Essays of Elia. Popular Fallacies. [The Nelson Classics] with Ephemera.
Thomas Nelson & Sons
London & Edinburgh, 
16mo - 5 Inches - 6 3/4 Inches Tall

Hard Cover
Fair, Very Good

iii.378pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, brown cloth with copper lettering to spine. Clean, sound, unmarked, bottom spine end shows a bit of rubbing. Dust jacket has a 1 inch corner chip to upper spine and front corner, edges rubbed. Front panel of dust jacket is separated from rest of dust jacket, held intact and now protected in archival cover, still overall quite presentable. Bottom corner of front flap is price-clipped. Selected titles of the Nelson Classics series are printed on both flaps, small tears at corners. Contents include 52 essays and 16 "Popular Fallacies". Laid in is a partial clipping of the review of the play "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, with Michael Fairman as Henry, Ned Beatty as Bailey, directed by Norman Gevanthor [al ist of the cast is present, but clipping is not complete or dated. Presumably the 1970-71 season at the Arena Stage in Washington DC]. Essays: The South-Sea home, Oxford in the Vacation, Christ's Hospital Five and thirty Years Ago, The Two Races of Men, New Year's Eve, Mrs. Battle's Opinions on Whiat, A Chapter on Ears, All Fool's Day, A Quakers' Meeting, The Old and the New Schoolmaster, Valentine's Day, Imperfect Sympathies, Witches and other Night-fears, My Relations, Mackery End in Hertfordshire, Modern Gallantry, The Old Benchers of the Inner Temple, Grace Before Meat, My First Play, Dream-Children: A Reverie, Distant Correspondents, The Praise of Chimney-Sweepers, A Complaint of the Decay of Beggars in the Metropolis, A dissertation Upon Roast Pig, A bachelor's Complaint of the Behaviour of Married People, On Some of the Old Actors, On the Artificial Comedy of the Last Century, On the Acting of Munden, Preface by a Friend of the Late Elia, Blakesmore in H-shire, Poor Relations, Stage Illusion, To the Shade of Elliston, Ellistoniana, Detached Thoughts on Books and Reading, The Old Margate Hoy, The Convalescent, Sanity of True Genius, Captain Jackson, The Superannuated Man, The Genteel Style in Writing, Barbara S-, The Tombs in the Abbey, Amicus Redivivus, Some Sonnets of Sir Philip Sydney, Newspapers Thirty-five Years Ago, Barrenness of the Imaginative Faculty in the Productions of Modern Art, Rejoicings Upon the New Year's Coming of Age, The Wedding, The Child Angel, Old China, Confessions of a Drunkard. Popular Fallacies: That a bully is always a coward, thet ill-gotten gain never prospers, that a man must not laugh at his own jest, that such a one shows his breeding, that it is easy to perceive he is no gentleman, that the poor copy the vices of the rich, that enough is as good as a feast, of two disputants the warmest is generally in the wrong, that verbal allusions are not wit because they will not bear a translation, that the worst puns are the best, that handsome is as handsome does, that we must not look a gift horse in the mouth, that home is home though it is never so homely, that you must love me and love my dog,that we should rise with the lark, that we should lie down with the lamb, that a sulky temper is a misfortune. #1969

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Lincoln the Soldier, Lewis, Joseph
9 2316
Lewis, Joseph
Lincoln the Soldier
Freethought Press
New York, 1925
5.5x9 Inches
Fourth Printing
No Jacket, Very Good


A folded leaflet of Abraham Lincoln ephemera: "Lincoln the Soldier"an address delivered over radio Station WGBS February 12, 1925 by Joseph Lewis (1889-1968), president of the Freethinker Association of America. Fourth printing, the Freethought Press Association, NY. Leaflet is creased from being folded in half, with a smudge to lower right front corner, otherwise clean and unmarked.#2316.

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The Pocket Week-End Book (Pocket Book #586), Stern, Philip Van Doren
10 2488
Stern, Philip Van Doren
The Pocket Week-End Book (Pocket Book #586)
Pocket Books Incorporated
Rockefeller Center, New York, 1949
4-1/4x6-3/8 Inches
First Pocket Book Edition
Vintage Paperback
Good to Very Good

292 pgs. Good to Very Good condition vintage paperback. May 1949 first pocket book edition, with Gertrude the kangaroo logo design inside covers and red text block edges. Binding sound, light rubbing along spine edges and margins, pages are clean and unmarked, with uniform age darkening along margins. A huge variety of stories, articles and poems in a tiny package by renowned writers and poets, this format was originally intended as a small take-along for a weekend holiday or the like. Table of Contents, Introduction by Philip Van Doren Stern, Valedictory by MacKinlay Kantor, A Cup of Tea by Katherine Mansfield, The Gioconda Smile by Aldous Huxley, Specter of the Rose by Ben Hecht, Who Lived and Died Believing by Nancy Hale, A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.by Carson McCullers, Hookby Walter Van Tilburg Clark, The Little Gentleman by Booth Tarkington, LuKundo by Edward Lucas White, The Beast With Five Fingers by W.F.Harvey, Not Having the Tourist Mind by J.B. Priestley, On Being Found Out by William Makepeace Thackeray, The Dog That Bit People by James Thurber, On Nice Fellows by Damon Runyon, Kitchen Bouquet by S.J. Perelman, The Jungle Sluggard by William Beebe, Waterspouts by Charles Fitzhugh Talman, The Cherry-Tree Carol an Old English Ballad, To the Memory of My Beloved Master William Shakespeare by Ben Jonson, Song by John Donne, The Clod and the Pebble by William Blake, The Solitary Reaper by William Wordsworth, On the Grasshopper and Cricket by John Keats, The Buried Life by Matthew Arnold, Memorabilia by Robert Browning, Ballade Made in the Hot Weather by W.E. Henley, To a Locomotive in Winter by Walt Whitman, The Latest Decalogue by Arthur Hugh Clough, The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats, The Hill by Rupert Brooke, The Listeners by Walter de la Mare, I Think Continually of Those by Stephen Spender, I Never See the Red Rose Crown of the Year by John Masefield, Mending Wall by Robert Frost, In an Auction Room by Christopher Morley, Grass by Carl Sandburg. #2488.

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Prescription Formula for Eye Wash, Rx [Vintage Ephemera], Thomas Dixon, Thomas Lamb
11 2444
Thomas Dixon, Thomas Lamb
Prescription Formula for Eye Wash, Rx [Vintage Ephemera]

New York, 

Paper Ephemera
Very Good

Very Good condition vintage oculist's hand written prescription for an eye wash formula, with pharmacist's envelope in which it had been folded, undated, circa early twentieth century. Oculist is Thomas Dixon, M.D. in the Arbuckle Building, 367 to 373 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY. Pharmacist is Thomas Lamb, 84 Livingston St. Brooklyn NY. #2444.

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Photogravures of Nineteen Pictures in the Louvre, Unknown
12 2340
Photogravures of Nineteen Pictures in the Louvre
Not Stated
Place Not Indicated., 
5.75 x 8.5 Inches
Not Dated.
Very Good


Unpaginated. [circa pre-1906] Very Good condition navy blue cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front cover, boards affixed with vintage 3-hole binding technique. Light rubbing to corners. Clean and unmarked but for gift inscription on front blank dated Dec. 21st, 1906. One plate has a one inch closed marginal tear and crinkled corner, image not affected. Nineteen photogravures from artwork displayed in the Louvre, each attributed to "Ed.Hautecoeur, Photo". Contents: The Virgin and Angels (No.1260) Salle VII by Cimabue; Coronation of the Virgin (No.1290) Salle VII by Fra Angelico; The Nativity (No.1343) Salle VII by Fra Phillippo Lippi; The Virgin, Infant Jesus and St. John (No.1296) Salle VII by Botticelli; The Visitation (No.1321) Salle VII by D. Ghirlandajo; The Virgin of Victory (No.1374) Salle VI by Mantegna; The Virgin of the Rocks (No.1599) Salle VI by da Vinci; St. Michael and the Dragon (No.1502) Salle VII by Raphael; La Belle Jardiniere (No.1496) Salle IV by Raphael; Pastoral Concert (No.1136) Salle IV by Georgione; The Entombment (No.1584) Salle IV by Titian; Wedding Feast of Cana (No.1192) Salle IV by Veronese; Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine (No.1117) Salle IV by Correggio;The Adoratio of the Shepherds (No.1721) Salle I by Ribera; Assembly of Artists (No.1734) Salle VI by Velasquez; The Kitchen of the Angels (No.1716) Salle VI by Murillo. #2340.

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