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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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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

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Diaries of a Young Poet. Translated and Annotated By Edward Snow and Michael Winkler

By: Rilke, Rainer Maria

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London & New York, W.W. Norton & Co., 1997

Edition: First Edition Thus


xxi.306pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, as new. Translated by Edward Snow and Michael Winkler. Black and white photos section within the text. Contents: Introduction, Chronology, The Florence Diary 15 April 1898-6 July 1898 (Florence, Viareggio, Zoppot), The Schmargendorf Diary 11 July 1898-26 September 1898 (Zoppot, Oliva, Berlin, Schmargendorf, [St. Petersburg, Moscow], Worpswede), The Worpswede Diary 27 September 1900-22 December 1900 (Worpswede, [... View more info

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Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.)

By: Cauthen, Irby B., Jr.; Dameron, Lasley J.

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A., University Press of Virginia, 1974

Edition: First Edition


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 View more info

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Egyptian Art. An Introduction. Translated By R.H. Boothroyd.

By: Rachelwitz, Boris De

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press, 1960

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


8vo. 256 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in green cloth with red and gilt decorations. Wear to cloth at bottom spine edge, else near fine. Clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout. Translated into English by R.H. Boothroyd, this title was originally published by Aldo Martello in Milan as "Incontro Con LArte Egiziana". Sections: Foreword, definition of the boundaries, artistic greation, finalism and narrative, the plastic arts and royal iconography, the plas... View more info

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Ex-Libris

By: King, Ross

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Walker & Co, 2001

Edition: Second Printing


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... View more info

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First Aid For Flowers. Mary Reynolds Babcock. Her Notes. Introduction By Beatrice P. Hendrix.

By: Babcock, Mary Reynolds.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar Straus & Company, 1954

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


55 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Binding sound, scattered light foxing to text. Jacket has light spotting and general smudging, with a small stain near rear edge of spine. Copyright 1954 by Old Salem Inc., organized for the restoration of Winston-Salem North Carolina. Dedicated to the garden clubs of Winston Salem NC and Greenwich CT. "To best prolong the life of flowers, understand them". Arranged alphabetically by flower or pl... View more info

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Flyaway. How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings.

By: Gilbert, Suzie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins, 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


340 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, As New condition, clean and unmarked first printing of first dition. Illustrated with finely detailed drawings by Laura Westlake. By the author of Hawk Hill. If you enjoy reading about wildlife rehabilitation and the dedicated rehabbers who make it possible, this well written personable and poignant chronicle will become a favorite. Jacket blurb: "Gilbert chronicles the years of her chaotic household-cum-bird-hospital with de... View more info

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Fourteen Great Detective Stories. Edited with an Introduction By Vincant Starrett.

By: Starrett, Vincent, Editor

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library, 1928

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


xv.400 pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, clean and unmarked with light rubbing to cloth at edges and corners. Matching blue page tops, Kent endpapers. Copyright 1928 with no additional printings indicated. Preface and "Of Detective Literature" by Starrett is followed by: The Purloined Letter - Edgar Allan Poe, The Red-Headed League - A. Conan Doyle, The Blue Cross - G.K. Chesterton, The Stanway Cameo Mystery - Arthur Morrison, The Case of Arthur Brod... View more info

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Fresh Cuts : Unexpected Arrangements With Branches, Buds and Blooms

By: Gal, Edwina Von

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Artisan (A Division of Workman Publishing), 2004

Edition: First Paperback Edition


148 pgs. Fine condition softcover, clean and unmarked. Lavishly illustrated with color photos by J. M. Hall throughout. Introduction by Ken Druse. "Fresh Cuts" offers one hundred unexpected flora arranging ideas gleaned from foraging expeditions, nature walks or backyard strolls. In addition, the text offers anecdotes, facts, observations and folklore along with practical guidance for the care and maintenance of the plant materials used to craft the arrangements... View more info

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Gardens: Architectural Digest

By: Rense, Paige

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Knapp Press, 1983

Edition: 2nd Printing


xii.209 pgs. Near Fine hardcover, tan cloth, clean and unmarked, in Very Good jacket and Very Good+ cloth-covered slipcase. Jacket has light edge wear and a closed tear to top edge of rear panel. Slipcase has minimal discernable shelfwear, no wear to edges and corners. Color photos throughout illustrate gardens of all types from several continents. Contents: Foreword, Introduction, English Gardens, Classical Gardens, Oriental Gardens, Country Gardens, Estate Gardens, Exo... View more info

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The Illuminated Diary of a Professional Lady.

By: Loos, Anita

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright (Modern Library), 1926

Edition: Eleventh Printing April 1926


217 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, red and white decorated boards, red cloth spine, paper titlepiece on front board. General rubbing along edges and corners, darkening to paper of boards, binding very sound, internally clean and unmarked but for previous owner name and date on front endpaper and a small clear waterspot at top margin of text block. A few pages have dogeared corners. Illustrated by Ralph Barton, the popularity of this 1925 comic novel exceeded... View more info

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Glint

By: Valentinetti, Joseph

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, St. Martin's Press., 1995

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author


8vo. 196 pgs. Fine in Near Fine jacket. SIGNED by author on title page. Dustwrapper has slight trace of rubbing along edges and corners. Publishers card laid in. Author's first novel. June 1995 first printing. Mystery and suspense follow the questionable acquisition of a legendary rare coin. ISBN 0312130821. #2350. View more info

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Great Books and Book Collectors

By: Thomas, Alan G

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1975

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


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, Herba... View more info

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Growing Orchids in Your Garden

By: Friend, Robert G. M.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., Timber Press, 2004

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


218 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, as new from publisher. Contents: Introduction; Part One: Types of Orchids. 1.The Epiphytes: Growing Orchids on Trees. 2. The Lithophytes: Growing Orchids on Rocks and Walls. 3. The Terrestrials: Growing Orchids in the Ground. 4. Pests. %. Species or Hybrids?; Part Two: Types of Gardens. 6. The Large Garden. 7. The Suburban Garden. 8. The Courtyard and Balcony Gardens. 9. Growing Orchids on Host Trees and SHrubs in Containers Out... View more info