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The Island of Lost Maps: A True Story of Cartographic Crime

By: Harvey, Miles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., Random House Inc: 2000

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 1831


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 View more info

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Ballet Panorama. An Illustrated Chronicle of Three Centuries. With 158 Illustrations from Prints, Drawings and Photographs.

By: Haskell, Arnold L.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, B.T. Batsford: 1947

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 1934


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. Bal... View more info

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The Private Lives of Albert Einstein

By: Highfield, Roger and Carter, Paul

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1993

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 932


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. View more info

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The Beaded Object : Making Gorgeous Flowers & Other Decorative Accents

By: Hiney, Mary Jo

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated: 2001

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1377


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... View more info

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The Glass House

By: Hix, John

Price: $38.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Phaidon Press, Incorporated: 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1608


4to. 239 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket, clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout with historic and contemporary drawings, etchings, lithographs and photographs. The author traces the evolution of glass enclosures from the mid-seventeenth century when the desire to nurture exotic plants in a foreign and often hostile climate led to the development of the glasshouse and ingenious mechanical support systems capable of maintaining a suitable microenvironment. Sec... View more info

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Pomona's Harvest. An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature.

By: Janson, H. Frederic

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Timber Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 773


8vo. 433 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Green cloth, jacket illustrations: 1885 silk and wood tapestry Pomona, jacket back is frontis of Traite des arbres fruitiers. Illustrated endpapers, black and white engravings, illustrations and color plates throughout text. An in-depth review of European literature dealing with fruit from antiquity to the Industrial Revolution. Contains a detailed bibliography of over 600 fruit-related works. Contents include: fruit texts of ... View more info

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Bergianska Botanister

By: Jonsell, Bengt, Gunnar Broberg, Gunnar Eriksson and Bertil Nordenstam

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Atlantis: 1991

Seller ID: 1470


8vo. 141 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, faint trace of shelf wear to spine ends of jacket and small closed tear to upper edge. Text is in Swedish. Illustrated throughout with drawings, paintings, portaiture and photos. Sections: Forord, Broderna Bergius och det bergianska arvet (Bengt Jonsell), Olof Swartz (Bertil Nordenstam), Johan Emanuel Wikstrom (Gunnar Broberg), Veit Brecher Wittrock (Bengt Jonsell, Bergianska siftelsen under vart ... View more info

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Do They Hear You When You Cry

By: Kassindja, Fauziya and Bashir, Layli Miller

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1998

Edition: Review Copy.

Seller ID: 829


8vo. 528 pgs. Very Good in black paper wraps as issued (softcover). Very light edge wear. Advance reading copy from uncorrected proofs. Memoir of a West African woman, who upon her father's death faced a forced marriage and the ritual female mutilation customary to her people. Fleeing for to America, she recounts her imprisonments and efforts towards asylum. ISBN 0385318324. #829. View more info

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Flowers From Mediaeval History

By: Kellogg, Minnie D.

Price: $34.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Paul Elder and Company: 1910

Seller ID: 1112


12mo. xvii. 145 pgs. Very Good condition clothbound hardcover with decorative front board. Light rubbing and fraying to cloth at spine ends and corners. Clean and unmarked. Generously illustrated throughout with 32 individually tipped in sepia half-tone photolitograph illustrations. A rich commentary of "historiettes" on various aspects of medieval history gleaned from the author's final travels. Content: Advertisement (statement of purpose with suggested itiner... View more info

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The Court of Persia, Viewed in Connection with Scriptural Usages. Revised By Daniel P. Kidder.

By: Kitto, John, D.D.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, Lane & Scott, for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church: 1849

Seller ID: 1966


176pgs. Good condition hardcover, marbled boards, black spine and corners. Refer to images. Backing of spine is chipped away at top edge and partially along front side to reveal sewn page gathers underneath. Gathered pages remain tightly sewn, but upper thread is not connected to boards. Boards remain firmly affixed otherwise. Owner name on front endpaper in vintage fountain pen. Some smudging and light foxing to endpapers, blanks, title page and frontis. Frontis portrai... View more info

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Lincoln the Soldier

By: Lewis, Joseph

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Freethought Press: 1925

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 2316


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. View more info

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Roman Pictures

By: Lubbock, Percy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1926

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 2457


221 pgs. Good to Very Good, binding sound, clean and unmarked. One closed tear at margin of pg 10, text not affected. Frontis illustration plate tipped in. Original age-toned paper boards, cloth spine with faded titlepiece, no jacket.This is a vintage printing, not a modern reproduction. By the author of Earlham and The Craft of Fiction. Contents: Fontana Delle Tartarughe, Via Nazionale, Piazza Della Cancelleria, St. Peter's, Via Giulia, Villa Borghese, Via Dwlla Purific... View more info

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Lobo

By: MacKinlay Kantor.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cleveland, World Publishing Co., Cleveland. 1957. Stated First Edition, published simultaneously in Canada by Nelson, Foster & Scott.: 1957

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 651


8vo. 111 pgs. Very Good condition original hardcover, not a reprint. Light olive brown cloth with illustration of Lobo on front board. Slight crimping of cloth at spine ends, upper left corner with faint foxing, else minimal shelf wear. Black and white dog illustrations throughout by Irene Layne. #651. View more info

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Isadora Duncan

By: Magriel, Paul, Editor.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Co.: 1948

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 1961


vii.85 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Light rubbing at edges and corners, clean, sound, unmarked. Contents: Preface. Isadora Duncan and Basic Dance by John Martin. Duncan Concerts in New York by Carl Van Vechten. Isadora Duncan and the Artists by Allan Ross Macdougall. Isadora Duncan: Studies for Six Dance Movements by Gordon Craig. Chronology, Bibliography of Isadora Duncan, Albums and Books of Drawings of Isadora Duncan. Illustrated generously with black and white... View more info

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The Romance of Leonardo Da Vinci. Translated from the Original Russian of Dmitri Merejkowski.

By: Merejkowski, Dmitri. Bernard Guibert Guerney [translator].

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1928

Edition: First Modern Libary Edition

Seller ID: 2462


xii.637pgs+adv. Good condition green flexible leatherette hardcover. First Modern Library Edition 1928 stated. Binding No.4, Bernhard endpapers (Toledano 2000). Binding sound. Overall light wear to cloth at edges and corners, with transfer from paper of dust jacket or a painted shelf (?) imprinted on surface of back cover as pictured. Small semicircular tear perforates inner margin of half-title and title page. Text unmarked. Contents: Foreword and biographical sketch, s... View more info