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Palamon and Arcite or the Knight's Tale from Chaucer.

By: Dryden, John. Edited By May Estelle Cook.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chicago and New York, Scott, Foresman & Co. [The Lake English Classics]: 1898

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1991


173pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, The Lake English Classis Series. Very faint rubbing to spine edges and corners, slight darkening of cloth to spine. Scant remnant of a previous owner's bookplate (art deco style?) on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Contents: Preface; Introduction: Chaucer, Dryden, The Story of Palamon and Arcite, Dryden's Style, Dryden's Estimate of Chaucer, Suggestions to Teachers, Bibliography; Text [with footnotes]; Notes... View more info

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Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

By: Dunnett, Nigel and Kingsbury, Noel

Price: $20.00

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

Seller ID: 1789


254 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated with color photos throughout. A description of the historical development and current techniques for planting on roofs and walls. Apart from inherent beauty, roof greening reaps the environmental benefits of reducing pollution and run-off, insulating against heat and cold and reducing maintenance needs. Both large scale and small domestic examples are explored, introducing the practical techniques required including wei... View more info

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Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid

By: Ecott, Tim

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Grove Press: 2004

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1729


xx.278 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. Contents: List of Illustrations, Prologue, Foreword, Black Flower, An Indian Secret, The City That Perfumed the World, Mexican Money, From an English Garden, Ile Bourbon, Creole Hearts, The Slave's Crime, Homage to Albius, Empress of Tahiti, Murder in Madagascar, Ice Cream and Perfume, The Admiral's Legacy, Vanilla Prince, Epilogue, Acknowledgements, Select Bibliography. ISBN 0802117759. 1729. 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

Seller ID: 346


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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The Bookshop. A Novel.

By: Fitzgerald, Penelope

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Mariner Books: 1997

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1854


123 pgs. Fine condition softcover paperback, clean and unmarked. A kindhearted widow uses her small inheritance to open up a bookshop in a small seaside English town. Among other challenges, the shop itself seems to be haunted. ISBN 0395869463. #1854. View more info

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L'Avenir D'Une Illusion. Traduit De l'Allemand Par Marie Bonaparte . [plus ephemera]

By: Freud, Sigmund. Translated By Marie Bonaparte.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Paris, Denoel & Steele: 1932

Edition: French Language Edition

Seller ID: 2267


196pgs+adv. Very Good condition softcover, original stiff red paper cover. Light wear to edges and corners, bottom of spine chipped. Original paper price tag intact on spine. Internally clean and unmarked, paper is a bit stiff and age darkened. Text block is untrimmed and pages after pg 144 remain unopened (top edges of page gathers are still connected, not cut open to separate pages). Included is a vintage London Transport bus punch ticket, Route 19 1-1/2d, Finsbury Pa... 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

Seller ID: 1747


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

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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

Seller ID: 1726


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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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

Seller ID: 2442


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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The Woody Iridaceae. Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia. Systematics, Biology & Evolution.

By: Goldblatt, Peter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1040


8vo. vi.139 pgs. Near Fine hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Very faint shelf rubbing to bottom edges, else fine. Illustrated throughout with water colors by Fay Anderson and line drawings by Margo Branch. Concise yet systematic study of these South African perennial irises. Contents include: preface, introduction, history, morphology, characteristics, phylogeny and evolution, geology, ecology and speciation, cultivation, Nivenia (species), Klattia (species), Wistenia (sp... View more info

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Art of Seed Beading

By: Gourley, Elizabeth; Davis, Jane; Talbott, Ellen

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Sterling Pub Co Inc: 1999

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1725


128 pgs Fine condition softcover, clean and unmarked. Nicely illustrated throughout with color photos and detailed bead diagrams. Contents: Introduction, Techniques, Beadweaving: Needle and Loom Projects, Pre-Strung Bead Projects, Embellishment Projects, Inspirational Gallery, Glossary, Index. ISBN 0806978295. #1725 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

Seller ID: 1934


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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Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition]

By: Hazlitt, William

Price: $293.00

Publisher: London, Wm. C. Hall: 1824

Edition: First Edition, Suppressed

Seller ID: 2412


xv. 822 pgs. Good+ condition hardcover, marbled boards, leather spine and corners. This is the very scarce suppressed first edition, withdrawn from distribution after copyright issues arose concerning some of the still-living poets included in this volume. Leather to spine is rubbed and chipped, edges and corners of boards rubbed, hinges and gutters tender but holding well, signatures tight, clean and unmarked but for occasional light pencil tickmarks in margins of a few... View more info

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The Dragon in the Sea

By: Herbert, Frank

Price: $174.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1960

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 1877


206 pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good dust jacket. Rust colored boards, gilt lettering to spine, minimal signs of shelfwear to edges and corners, very light foxing to edges of textblock, internally pristine. Yellow jacket has original British price intact, very slight darkening of paper at spine and edges, three 1/4 inch edge tears. Post atomic war novel set in a futuristic submarine. This is the scarce first British edition of the author's first book. Later re-named... 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

Seller ID: 1377


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 Glass House

By: Hix, John

Price: $38.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Phaidon Press, Incorporated: 1996

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1608


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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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

Seller ID: 1925


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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The Elements of Physiology and Hygiene. A Text-book for Educational Institutions.

By: Huxley, Thomas H. And Wm. Jay Youmans MD

Price: $73.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1868

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated

Seller ID: 2399


x. 420 pgs.+ adv. Very Good condition blue hardcover, leather spine with gilt lettering, pebbled texture boards. Binding sound, rubbing to spine at edges and corners, scattered light foxing, text otherwise clean and unmarked, illustrated with detailed black and white drawings throughout. Original printing, not a modern reprint. From an era where the study of medicine and hygiene was intertwined, holistic and interdisciplinary in approach. Chapters: Relations of Physiolog... View more info

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Seaside Gardening

By: James, Theodore Jr.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., Harry N Abrams Inc: 1995

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1839


160 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover in Near Fine jacket. Book is ex-library with usual markings, stamps and pocket. Light fading to blue cloth along edges. Internally clean and sound. Jacket has minimal if any shelf wear. An overall very presentable copy for reference or reading. Illustrated throughout with inviting and inspiring color photos of seaside gardens created in a wide range of shoreline environments. Contents: Introduction, The Water's Edge, Seaside... View more info

Image for American Book Prices Current 1997 Volume 103 The Auction Season September 1996- August 1997

American Book Prices Current 1997 Volume 103 The Auction Season September 1996- August 1997

By: Katharine Kyes Leab, Daniel J. Leab, Marie-Luise Frings, Abigail Leab and Kathleen Thorp, Editors.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Bancroft-Parkman: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2467


adv. xxii. 1100pgs. Fine condition hardcover. Clean, tight, unmarked, prisitne condition. Red cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine, endpapers depicting a book auction at Sotheby's circa 1800 by Thomas Rowlandson. Remains an essential reference tool for buying, selling and evaluating scarce books, serial publications, maps, autographs, prints based on hammer prices at 35 major auction houses. An introduction and table of abbreviations precedes lists of auction hou... View more info