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Roman Pictures

By: Lubbock, Percy

Price: $12.00

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

Edition: Third Printing


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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RUBENS. Complete Edition with One Hundred and Forty Plates, Four in Full Colour, and a Selection From the Painter's Correspondence.

By: Burckhardt, Jacob

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Phaidon Publishers Inc. (distributed By The Oxfurd University Press), 1950

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


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,... View more info

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Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg

By: Caveney, Graham

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Bantam Books., 1999

Edition: First American Edition


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. View more info

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Sotheby's Art at Auction. The Art Market Review 1994-1995.

By: Sotheby's

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Conran Octopus Ltd., 1995


4to. 312 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean and unmarked.. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Dust jacket has a shallow crinkle at top edge. Over 390 color photographs. Begins with "Portrait of an Incorrigible Collector" by Wolf Mankowitz, illustrated by Julie Westbury. Other features include Art at Issue, Art at Auction, Literary Property, Decorative Arts, Precious Objects and Collections. Art at Large features the collection of... View more info

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Thais

By: France, Anatole

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Marvin Press., 1931


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. View more info

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The Anatomy of Drama

By: Thompson, Alan Reynolds

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press, 1942

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


xv.414 pgs. Very Good hardcover in Good dust jacket. Book has minimal shelfwear, contents clean and unmarked. Jacket with edge wear and small chips, general smudging to paper, price intact. Chapters: I. The Drama as a Narrative Medium: the varieties of narrative art, drama and fiction, drama and film; II. The Approach to Dramatic Criticism: the process of criticism, the ideal of pure art, the commercial motive, the reforming instinct; III. The Illusion of Reality: identi... View more info

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The Apology, Phaedro and Crito of Plato; The Golden Sayings of Epictetus; The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius.

By: Plato, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, P.F. Collier & Son, The Harvard Classics, 1968

Edition: Later Printing


8vo. 345 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, dark green boards with gilt decoration and lettering to front board and spine. Very light shelf wear with a shallow bump to upper edge of boards, small 1/4 inch dark spot on upper textblock. Owner name crossed out on front endpaper, interior is clean, crisp and unmarked. Contents: The Apology, Phaedro and Crito of Plato as translated by Benjamin Jowett, The Golden Sayings of Epictetus as translated by Hastings Crossley, The Me... View more info

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The Beaded Lampshade Book : Techniques for Beadlovers (The Beading Bks.)

By: Conner, Wendy Simpson

Price: $8.00

Publisher: San Diego, CA, U.S.A., Interstellar Publishing Company, 1995

Edition: First Printing


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 dec... 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


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 Clutius Botanical Watercolors. The Flowers and Plants of the Reanaissance.

By: Swan, Claudia

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New York, Harry N. Abrams, 1998

Edition: No Later Printings Indicated.


143 pgs, Fine condition green cloth hardcover in Fine jacket. Clean and unmarked, as new condition. Full color illustrations throughout. Featuring a deluxe assemly of rare and precious botanical art works painted in Holland in the late sixteenth century by artist(s) unknown, they were collected by pharmacist Theodorus Clutius. Originally designed to be used for reference by both artists and dovtors, they have never before been published in this format or to this extent. ... 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


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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The Elizabethan Underworld

By: Salgado, Gamini

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Wrens Park Publishing of W.D. Williams & Son Ltd., 1999

Edition: Later Printing


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, Bridewe... 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


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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The Handbook of Spun Silk. Containing the Essential Facts About Its Nature and Uses, Together with a Reference Table of Comparative Sizes.

By: Champlain Silk Mills

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Madison Ave NY, Champlain Silk Mills, 1922

Edition: 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, Tabl... View more info

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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


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