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All About African Violets. The Complete Guide to Success with Saintpaulias.

By: Free, Montague

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, The American Garden Guild and Doubleday & Co., Inc. 1947., 1951

Edition: No Other Printings Indicated


8vo. xiii. 304 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Green cloth with very attractive green and violet floral decoration on spine and boards. Minimal shelf wear externally, clean and unmarked throughout. Jacket is not price-clipped, with edge and corner wear to paper, small chips along edges and an approximately 1.5 x 1.5 inch chip from lower corner of back panel. Color illustrated frontis, with color, black and white and half-tone plates and bl... View more info

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All About Horses.

By: Henry, Marguerite

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Random House, NY. (1967), 1967

Edition: No Later Printings Indicated.


4 to. Very Good hardbound. 129 pgs. Pictorial boards. Very light edge and corner wear, small red house stamp on bottom edge, else clean and unmarked. Illustrated frontis and throughout. Photographs on endpapers and within text, including three color portfolios by Walter D. Osborne. Contents: In the Beginning, The Wild Relatives of the Horse, Man and Horse Together, Riding Iinto Battle, The Horsemen From Hell, The Horse Crosses the Atlantic, The Horse Indians, Horse tradi... 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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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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BLACKBIRD BYE BYE.

By: Bernard, April

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Random House., 1989

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


66 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Black cloth spine, maroon boards. Clean and unmarked. Very shallow bump to upper front corner. Faint wrinkle to upper edge of rear panel of dust jacket, no chips or tears. Complex and eclectic, this collection explores a wide range of characters " from gangsters to politicians, from artists to beggars to young lovers". The Staions of the Cross become "a contemporary journey in pain and doubt". Winner of Th... 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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Comes One With a Song

By: Stanton, Frank L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana, Bowen-Merrill Company, 1899

Edition: First Edition.


12mo. 200 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Light blue decorated cloth with light fading to spine, corner bumps. Uncut fore and bottom edges, top edge gilt. Gilt decorative lettering and illustration on front cover and spine. Cover embossed with gold winged harp. Paper over rear hinge starting, underlying binding remains sound. Owner name on front endpaper. Poetry collection.#269. 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.


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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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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Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series)

By: Emerson, R.W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay, 1893

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated.


sm 8vo. 307 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, minimal shelfwear consisting of light rubbing to cloth at extremities. Owner name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Gilt lettering to spine and top edge gilt. Contents include eight essays and a lecture: The Poet, Experience, Character, Manners, Gifts, Nature, Politics, Nominalist and Realist, New England Reformers-Lecture at Amory Hall. #1318. View more info

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Flowers and Flowering Plants. An Introduction to the Nature and Work of Flowers and the Classification of Flowering Plants.

By: Pool, Raymond

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co., 1941

Edition: Second Edition, Sixth Impression.


8vo. xxiii.428 pgs. Very Good condition cloth hardcover. Light to moderate general rubbing to cloth causing a somewhat faded appearance to an otherwise clean and sturdy copy. A volume in the McGraw-Hill Publications in the Botanical Sciences Series. Black and white line drawings and illustrations include a fold-out chart detailing the outline of classification followed in this book, opposite a key to pertinent symbols and abbreviations appearing in the chart. In additio... 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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Foil Fencing. Wm. C. Brown Sports and Fitness Series.

By: Bower, Muriel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: IOWA, Wm. C. Brown, Iowa. Copyright 1985, Fifth Edition., 1985

Edition: Fifth Edition.


8vo. 110 pgs. Very Good condition softcover. Selection and care of equipment, basic skills, conditioning, bouting, rules and etiquette. ISBN 0697003698. #522. View more info

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Francis Bacon. The Temper of a Man.

By: Bowen, Catherine Drinker

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co., Boston. 1963. First Edition., 1963

Edition: First Edition, First Printing


8vo. 245 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good jacket. Maroon cloth, illustrated frontis portrait. Dust jacket has several small closed tears and chips, with protective cover. Illus. with black and white plates. Biography of Sir Francis Bacon in five parts: Prologue, Lord Bacon's Reputation; An Elizabethan Eden 1561-1579; The Struggle to rise 1579-1613; Bacon Ascending 1613-1620; impeachment 1621; A Noble Five Years 1621-1626. #376. View more info

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Healing Gardens

By: Rawlings, Rory

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Wisconsin, Willow Creek Press, 1998

Edition: First Edition.


4to. 176 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket. Color photographs throughout. Introduction, followed by nicely presented sections on holistic gardening, feng shui, color therapy, herbalism, aromatherapy, meditation, designing a zen garden, resources, suggested reading, index. ISBN 0572232080. #1075. View more info