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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

Seller ID: 2543


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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MOSS GARDENING. Including Lichens, Liverworts and Other Miniatures.

By: Schenk, George

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 2004

Edition: Ninth Printing

Seller ID: 1786


8vo. 261 pgs. Fine condition black cloth hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, as new from publisher. A practical source book for moss-lovers with sections on identification, transportation, propagation, cultivation and uses in various gardening schemes. Glossy color photos offer inspiration throughout the text. Topics include general moss cultivation, Japanese gardens, mossy rocks, lichens, liverworts, Alpine gardens, container gardening, bonsai mosses, index of... View more info

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The Horseman's Encyclopedia

By: Self, Margaret Cabell

Price: $14.00

Publisher: United States, A.S. Barnes and Company: 1946

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1783


519 pgs. Very Good condition cloth hardcover, light general shelf wear, owner name on front endpaper else clean and unmarked. A broad-ranging alphabetic compilation of terminology and facts pertaining to all aspects of horses and horsemanship. Interspersed with photos and drawings. Appended are statistics pertaining to harness, flat and hurdle racing, recognized hunts, famous horses, famous horses of fiction, Western and hunting terms. Also laid in is a portion of a lett... 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

Seller ID: 2317


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

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The Riddle of the Universe

By: Smart, W.M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons: 1970

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 2479


x. 228 pgs. Near Fine condition green cloth hardcover, clean and unmarked, binding tight, very slight wear to cloth at edges and corners. Illustrated plates. Author was former Regius professor of Astronomy at the University of Glasgow and Fison Memorial lecturer. Contents: Preface, The Earth or Sun as Center of the Universe?, The Rule of Law, Towards the Nebulae, Sounding the Depths of Space, Stellar Motions, The Secrets of Light, How Does the Sun Keep on Shining, The Ga... View more info

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The Scenewright. Illustrated By the Author.

By: Smith, Andre

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Co.: 1930

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 2274


vii.135pgs. Good to Very Good condition blue cloth hard cover. Gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine. Lettering on spine and edges of cloth somewhat faded, rubbing to cloth at corners. Owner name (Pearl Masterman, February 6, 1934] on front blank, with two of her bookplates on the front endpapers. Frontis and endpaper illustrations depict scenes of set and model building. Illustrations throughout by the author. Scattered throughout text are occasional underlin... View more info

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Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.

By: Smith, C. Alphonso

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2536


350pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Very light rubbing to corners, light foxing to pre-title pages otherwise internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. This is the original edition and not a modern reprint. Contents: Chapter I: The World-Author; Chapter II: The Man; Chapter III: The Critic; Chapter IV: The Poet; Chapter V: The Writer of Short Stories; Chapter VI: The Frontiersman. By the a... View more info

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The Essential Poe. [The Essential Poets Series]

By: Smith, Dave

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New Jersey and Canada, Ecco Press, Penguin: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2537


93pgs. Fine condition softcover. Clean and unmarked. A concise but informative and bibliographically rich biographical section precedes a selection of Poe's poetry, correspondence and essays. ISBN 0880014784. #2537. 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

Seller ID: 426


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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The Dreamer. A Romantic Rendering of the Life Story of Edgar Allan Poe.

By: Stanard, Mary Newton

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 2540


382pgs. Very Good hardcover with sturdy white cloth spine, blue boards, blue and gilt titlepiece to spine. Light foxing to rear fixed endpaper, else clean and unmarked. This edition conforms to the latest discoveries concerning Poe's life, contains eight illustrations, and chapter heads and a table of contents were included to aid the reader in locating any special content. Chapters I-XXXIII: Exit Elizabeth Arnold, Edgar Poe Becomes Edgar Allan, At School in England, A P... View more info

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The Molecular and Structural Biology of Hair (Vol. 642)

By: Stenn, Kurt S., Messenger, A.G. And Baden, H. P. Editors

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, New York Academy of Sciences: 1991

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2312


xiii.519pgs. Very Good softcover paper bound. General light external shelfwear, shallow spine crease, internally clean, sound and unmarked. This volume was the result of a the conference "The Molecular and Structural Biology of Hair" held by the New York Academy of Sciences on January 23-25, 1991 in Arlington Virginia. The papers, presentations and posters are divided into the following sections: Introduction, Part I. Regulation of Hair Follicular Structural Prot... View more info

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Manual of Orchids (Royal Horticultural Society Ser.)

By: Stewart, Joyce (editor); Griffiths, Mark (editor)

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Portland, OR, U.S.A., Timber Press, Incorporated, in Association with The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: 1995

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1180


8vo. liii.388 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket. A comprehensive treatment of all orchid species and cultivars currently in cultivation. Contents: Preface, Introduction (history, culture, glasshouse orchids, composts, potting, repotting, mounted plants, watering and spraying, feeding, resting, staking and flowering, cultural problems, pests and diseases, propagation, tissue culture, hybridization, nomenclature, merit awards, sources of plants, hardy orchids), Class... 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

Seller ID: 805


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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The Pre-Raphaelite Illustrators : The Published Graphic Art of the English Pre-Raphaelites & Their Associates with Critical Biographical Essays & Illustrated Catalogues of the Artists' Engraved Works

By: Suriano, Gregory R.

Price: $34.00

Publisher: New Castle, DE, U.S.A., Oak Knoll Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 2131


4to. 336 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated throughout. Contents: First Appearances of Important Books in the Artist Catalogues. Preface, Introduction: The Pre-Raphaelites and Published Graphic Art in Victorian England, The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations of the Major Pre-Raphaelites (C), The Artists and Their Works: Illustrations of the Pre-Raphaelite Associates (Burton, Collins, Collinson, Deverell, Holiday, Inchbold, Prinsep, Ruskin, Seddon, Smetha... 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.

Seller ID: 2306


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 Tariff History of the United States. A Series of Essays.

By: Taussig, F.W.

Price: $36.00

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

Edition: No Previous Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2453


vii. 269 pgs. Very Good condition brown cloth hardcover. This is an original 1888 vintage edition, not a modern reprint, covering the period 1789-1887. Light rubbing of cloth at edges and corners, spine ends frayed, first signature loose but holding, binding otherwise quite sound. Owner inscription on front blank F. Hulse, Aug. 1888, steamship, Shelter Island. Content Sections: Protection to Young Industries as Applied in the United States: I. The argument in general, II... View more info

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A Verticillium Root Disease of American Elm (Bulletin 6)

By: Tehon, Leo R. And Homer L. Jacobs

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Kent, Ohio, The Davey Tree Expert Company: 1936

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2335


32 pgs. Very Good staple bound softcover. Owner name and subject category Ulmus-Diseases on front cover, small chip to upper edge of rear cover, otherwise clean, sound and unmarked. Illustrated with black and white tables, drawings, photographs and charts. Historical overview, symptoms, experimental data, effect of treatments, biibliography. #2335. 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

Seller ID: 1900


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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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

Seller ID: 1708


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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Thoreau on Man and Nature

By: Thoreau, Henry D [Compiled By Arthur G. Volkman]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Peter Pauper Press: 1960

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2320


61 pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover, no jacket. Light rubbing to corners, clean, sound and unmarked. Selections from the writings of Thoreau as compiled by Arthur G. Volkman are arranged in sections: 1. Alma Natura, 2. Of Aspiration, 3. Orientation, 4. Generation, 5. Mind Prints, 6. Of Courage, 7. Of Health, 8. Relaxation, 9. Re-Creation, 10. Human Faith, 11. The Great Spirit. #2320. View more info