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Image for Asymbiotic Technique of Orchid Seed Germination. With Chapter on Symbiotic Germination.

Asymbiotic Technique of Orchid Seed Germination. With Chapter on Symbiotic Germination.

By: Hicks, Aaron J. [with a Chapter By Scott Stewart]

Price: $48.00

Publisher: Chandler, AZ, The Orchid Seedbank Project, 2016

Edition: Third Printing of Second Revised Editi


185pgs. New softcover, Near Fine condition with a shallow bump to front cover at lower right corner, else Fine. Direct from the publisher, this is the February 2014 printing of the updated and expanded second edition which features a new chapter on symbiotic technique by Scott Stewart. With clear instructions for beginners as well as experienced growers, detailed content, fully referenced chapters, illustrated throughout with black and white and color photos, tables, dra... View more info

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Aubrey Beardsley. A Biography.

By: Sturgis, Matthew

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, Overlook Press., 1999

Edition: First American Edition


8vo. 404 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Grey boards, black cloth spine. Yellow decorative endpapers. Black and white illustrated dustjacket with portrait on front panel. Publishers release slip laid in. By his death in 1898 at the age of 28, Aubrey Beardsley had already become known as "a precocious line artist who redefined the limits of black-and-white art. His erotic, decadent illustrations for Oscar Wilde's 'Salome' and the famous journal 'The Yellow Book' ... View more info

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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]

By: Frederick Hobbs

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The Bass Publishers, 1935

Edition: Second Edition


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"... View more info

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Autobiography. Quod Ore Sumpsimus...

By: Gill, Eric

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape, 1941

Edition: Fourth Impression


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 ... 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


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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Bergianska Botanister

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

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Atlantis, 1991


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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Birds and Man.

By: Hudson, William Henry

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf (Turnbull and Spears, London), 1920

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated


306 pgs. Good to Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, remant of paper title piece on spine, with rubbing to cloth at edges, corners and spine ends. Side and bottom page edges are untrimmed, attractive frontis color plate by "CEC" tipped in, text clean and sound throughout. William Henry Hudson, author of Green Mansions, is a famed British naturalist, ornithologist and South American explorer. In this series of essays, he relates his personal observations of... View more info

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Blind Devotion. Survival on the Front Lines of Post-Traumatic Stree Disorder and Addiction.

By: Prinsen, Sharlene

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Center City Minnesota, Hazelden, 2012

Edition: First Edition Thus


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... View more info

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Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition.

By: Ahearn, Allen and Patricia

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995

Edition: Later Printing


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 Bur... View more info

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British Windmills and Watermills.With 8 Plates in Color and 24 Illustrations in Black & White.

By: Skilton, C.P.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Collins, 1947

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


47 pgs. Very Good navy and white hardcover in matching Good to Very Good jacket. Light rubbing to corners of boards. Jacket has rubbing along edged and several small to medium edge tears. Binding sound. Text clean and unmarked. Sections include a list of illustrations, the rise and decline of windmills, windmill design and mechanism, the windmills of britain, artists who painted mills, the watermills of britain, bibliography. Adprint postcard laid in for a subscription t... View more info

Image for By-Paths in Collecting. Being Aids in the Quest of Rare and Unique Things Which Have Passed the Century Mark, Such as Old China, Furniture, Pewter, Copper, Brass, Samplers and Sun-dials, with Comments on Their Age, Decoration and Value.

By-Paths in Collecting. Being Aids in the Quest of Rare and Unique Things Which Have Passed the Century Mark, Such as Old China, Furniture, Pewter, Copper, Brass, Samplers and Sun-dials, with Comments on Their Age, Decoration and Value.

By: Robie, Virginia

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Company Company, 1912

Edition: First Edition


8vo. 568 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover with paper illustration on front board of a collector examining an item. Very light shelfwear consisting of some rubbing to cloth at spine ends and a shallow ding to front board near mid-spine. Very light foxing to endpapers otherwise internally very clean and unmarked. Color frontis illustration of Ruth M. Hallock's The Band Box Shop. Illustrated throughout text with 80 black and white photos and numerous line draw... View more info

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Candle in the Dark. A Postcript to Despair.

By: Edman, Irwin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, The Viking Press, 1939

Edition: First Edition


88 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, no jacket. Navy boards with blind stamp decorative front cover, tan spine, top edge of textblock is colored red. Internally clean, tight, unmarked. Exterior is has one light paint spot on front cover and a bump to edge of back cover affecting the edge of the last few pages. "First published November 1939" on copyright page. In a time of war and global turmoil, Edman's words are a clear flickering "Candle in the D... View more info

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Collecting Early Machine-Made Marbles : The M. F. Christensen & Son Company and Christensen Agate Company

By: Block, Robert

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Schiffer Pub Ltd, 2003


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,... View more info

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Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms of North America

By: Turner, Nancy J. And Szczawinski, A.F.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press, 1997

Edition: Third Printing.


4to. xiv.311 pgs. Fine hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Contents include an introduction, recognizing poisonous plants and their effects, treatment, types of plant poisons, poisonous mushrooms, poisonous plants of wild areas, algae, fungi, lichens, ferns and fern relatives, conifers, broad-leaved trees and shrubs, poisonous garden and crop plants including garden weeds, poisonous house plants and plant products. Appendices include common fruit, vegetable and beveridge plan... View more info

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Darwin for Beginners

By: Miller, Jonathan and Borin Van Loon

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Writers & Readers, 1982

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


175pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Clean and unmarked, binding sound. Jacket has no chips or tears, very slight age-toning to edges. Clever, entertaining, informative and very readable introduction to Darwin's life and theories as well as an overview of the general history and controversy of the development of scientific thought into branches such as evolutionary biology, molecular biology and genetics. Illustrated throughout with the imaginativ... View more info