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The Orchid in Lore and Legend.

By: Berliocchi, Luigi

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 2001

Edition: Second Printing.

Seller ID: 1678

ISBN: 0881924911

Condition: Fine


8vo. 184 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Translated by Lenore Rosenberg and Anita Weston. Firsy published in1996 as "Il flore degli dei, l'orchideadel mito alla storia" by Nuovo Equilibri, Viterbo, Italy. Foreword by Henry Oakley. Richly illustrated throughout with black and white period engravings and paintings and full page color plates from Warner and Williams "The Orchid Album". An account of the discovery of the orchid and it's place in literature, religion, the arts, magic, cuisine, lore and legend. Also included is an account of the most popular genera and their cult... View more info

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RUBENS. Complete Edition with One Hundred and Forty Plates, Four in Full Colour, and a Selection From the Painter's Correspondence.

By: Burckhardt, Jacob

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Phaidon Publishers Inc. (distributed By The Oxfurd University Press): 1950

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1243

Condition: Very Good


12mo. 374 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Good to Very Good jacket. Blue decorated cloth, clean and unmarked. Jacket has several small edge tears and rubbing to paper at edges. Complete Edition with One Hundred and Forty Plates, Four in Full Colour, and a Selection From the Painter's Correspondence. Edited by H. Gerson. Contents: Editor's Introduction, Synopsis by Burckhardt, Recollections of Rubens, Notes, Selected Letters of Rubens, Plates, Index of Collections, Index of Ruben's Works. Nicely illustrated throughout. Burckhardt's essay is translated by Mary Hottinger. The translation o... View more info

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Screaming with Joy : The Life of Allen Ginsberg

By: Caveney, Graham

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Bantam Books.: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1487

ISBN: 0767902785

Condition: As New


8vo. 216 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket, clean and unmarked. Black and white cover art.The first fully illustrated tribute to Allen Ginsberg, the best-known American poet of the post-war generation, mother of the Beats, and walking embodiment of Western counterculture. ISBN 0767902785. #1487. View more info

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Tomorrow and Tomorrow. [Pyramid Giant G214]

By: Collins, Hunt (Ed McBain, Evan Hunter]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1956

Seller ID: 1879

Condition: Very Good


190 pgs. Very Good condition vintage paperback. Slight rubbing to paper at spine edges and a shallow partial crease to front cover vertically along woman pictured, else externally pristine, square and tight. Text block edges are red. Internally clean and unmarked, paper uniformly age-toned. First four pages have a small 1/2 inch closed edge tear to right margin. Cover art by Bob Lavin. From the back cover: "The Vikes were in the saddle riding high-peddling forbidden pleasures, substituting drugs for cocktails, following a twisted path which would permit mankind to escape reality. And only ... View more info

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The Beaded Lampshade Book: Techniques for Beadlovers (The Beading Bks.)

By: Conner, Wendy Simpson

Price: $12.00

Publisher: San Diego, CA, U.S.A., Interstellar Publishing Company: 1995

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1506

ISBN: 0964595710

Condition: As New


8vo. 52 pages. As New spiral-bound softcover, illustrated throughout with photos and detailed drawings. Contents: types of beads, bugle beads, seedbeads, stringing media, needles, cements, fringing styles, full color photos, types of frames, measuring your lampshade, lampshades: cemented shades, tigertail lampshade, freeform woven, woven mesh, sewing maching lampshade, comanche stitch lampshade, peyote stitch cutout, crystal & wire, African woven, diamond stitch, art deco, Turkish, butterfly. ISBN 0964595710. #1506. View more info

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The Scallop. Studies of a Shell and Its Influences on Humankind

By: Cox, Ian. Editor

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, The Shell Transport and Trading Company Limited: 1957

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2345

Condition: Very Good


135 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, red cloth attactively decorated with gilt in shell motif. Several smudges to front board and light rubbing at edges and corners. Decorated endpapers with identification keys to the shells depicted on them. Owner name on half-title, else clean and unmarked. Generously interspersed with color photographs and illustrations. Contents: Foreword - Lord Godber; Shell: A Word's Pedigree - B. Woledge; The Living Scallop - W.J. Rees; A Symbol in Ancient Times - Sir Mortimer Wheeler; The Badge of St. James - Christopher Hobler; The Cradle of Venus - James Laver; Es... View more info

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Fountain Society

By: Craven, Wes

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Simon & Schuster Trade: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2154

ISBN: 0684846608

Condition: Fine


8vo. 350 pgs. Fine condition hardcover in Fine jacket, holographic cover art.This is the first edition of the author's first book, a medical suspense thriller woven around a plot to confer immortality on an elite group of government scientists. Wes Craven is also known for his work in the film industry, including A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Twilight Zone. ISBN 0684846608. #2154. View more info

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A Treasury of Stephen Foster

By: Deems Taylor, John Tasker Howard, Ray Lev, Dorothy Berliner Commins [Stephen Foster]

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1946

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 2521

Condition: Good to Very Good


222 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover, green boards, red cloth spine. General wear to cloth and boards at edges and corners, lettering to spine somewhat faded, rubbing to paper edges and shallow scuffing of boards. Binding sound, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: Foreword by Deems Taylor, Stephen Collins Foster by John Tasker Howard, Open Thy Lattice Love, Oh! Boys Carry Me 'Long, Hard Times Come Again No More, Ellen Bayne, Oh! Susanna, Away Down Souf, Lou'siana Belle, Old Uncle Ned, My Brudder Gum, Nelly Was a Lady, Oh! Lemuel!, Camptown Races, Angelina Baker, Nelly Bly, Ring De Banjo, ... View more info

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

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

Price: $16.00

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

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1991

Condition: Very Good


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; Glossary; Index. Laid in is a piece of ephemera-a vintage bookmark-from Scott Foresman & Co. Publishers, advertising Robert... View more info

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Fresh Cuts : Unexpected Arrangements With Branches, Buds and Blooms

By: Gal, Edwina Von

Price: $12.00

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

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 1726

ISBN: 1579652662

Condition: Fine


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. Contains new material on flower arranging and an updated source guide. ISBN 1579652662. #1726. View more info

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Art of Seed Beading

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

Price: $16.00

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

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1725

ISBN: 0806978295

Condition: Fine


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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Devils, Drugs and Doctors. The Story of the Science of Healing from Medicine-Man to Doctor.

By: Haggard, Howard W.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1929

Edition: No Additional or Previous Printings

Seller ID: 2558

Condition: Good to Very Good


xxii.405pgs. Good to Very Good condition black cloth hardcover. Corners rubbed, rear hinge loose but holding well, general wear to covers. Light foxing to enpapers, frontis and title page. Generously illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, woodcuts, portaits. Parts and Chapters: The Conquest of Death at Birth: Childbirth and Civilization, Sairey Gamps and the Midmen, The Compassion of Peter Chamberlen, "A Gentleman with Clean Hands May Carry the Disease"; The Story of Anaesthesia: "In Sorrow Thou Shalt Bring Forth Children"; The Progress of Surgery: Making an Anat... View more info

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Photogravures of Nineteen Pictures in the Louvre

By: Hautecouer

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Place Not Indicated., Not Stated:

Edition: Not Dated.

Seller ID: 2340

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated. [circa pre-1906] Very Good condition navy blue cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front cover, boards affixed with vintage 3-hole binding clips which may allow removal of plates for framing if desired. Light rubbing to corners. Clean and unmarked but for gift inscription on front blank dated Dec. 21st, 1906. High quality cream colored paper. One plate has a one inch closed marginal tear and crinkled corner, image not affected. Nineteen photogravures from artwork displayed in the Louvre circa 1906 exhibition, each attributed to "Ed.Hautecoeur, Photo". Contents: The Virgin ... View more info

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Privileged Conversation

By: Hunter, Evan [Ed McBain]

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books.: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 353

Condition: Fine


8vo. 326 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. White boards and cloth. Dust jacket clean and crisp. A Broadway dancer, a married psychiatrist, lust and a stalker combine in this psycho-sexual thriller set in NYC. Evan Hunter [aka Ed McBain] was born in NYC. His family moved to a house on Gun Hill Road in The Bronx when he was twelve. He was art editor of the art and literary magazine at Evander Childs High School and a cartoonist for the school paper. He has written numerous novels, short stories, plays, and film scripts and is widely known under his pseudonym, Ed McBain , author of the 87t... View more info

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Criminal Conversation

By: Hunter, Evan [Ed McBain]

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Warner Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 514

ISBN: 04460517550

Condition: Fine


8vo. 384 pgs. Fine condition hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Clean and bright. First Edition, First Printing May 1994. An adulterous school teacher, a prosecutor and a Mafia boss cross paths in this of psychosexual suspense novel by the man behind Ed McBain. Evan Hunter [aka Ed McBain] was born in NYC. His family moved to a house on Gun Hill Road in The Bronx when he was twelve. He was art editor of the art and literary magazine at Evander Childs High School and a cartoonist for the school paper. He has written numerous novels, short stories, plays, and film scripts and is widely known under... 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.

Seller ID: 829

ISBN: 0385318324

Condition: Very Good


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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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: $24.00

Publisher: Bancroft-Parkman: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2467

Condition: Fine


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. Continues to be 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 houses, named consignors and season's sales, followed by sections on autographs and manuscripts (Part I) and Books (Part... View more info

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Flowers From Mediaeval History

By: Kellogg, Minnie D.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Paul Elder and Company: 1910

Seller ID: 1112

Condition: Very Good


12mo. xvii. 145 pgs. Very Good condition clothbound hardcover with decorative front board. Light rubbing and fraying to cloth at spine ends and corners. Clean and unmarked. Generously illustrated throughout with 32 individually tipped in sepia half-tone photolitograph illustrations. A rich commentary of "historiettes" on various aspects of medieval history gleaned from the author's final travels. Content: Advertisement (statement of purpose with suggested itineraries for cathedral trips in Normandy), By Way of Introduction, Flowers of History from the Romantic Thirteenth Century, Myst... View more info

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The Essays of Elia. Last Essays of Elia. Popular Fallacies. [The Nelson Classics] with Ephemera.

By: Lamb, Charles

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, Thomas Nelson & Sons:

Seller ID: 1969

Condition: Very Good


iii.378pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, brown cloth with copper lettering to spine. Clean, sound, unmarked, bottom spine end shows a bit of rubbing. Dust jacket has a 1 inch corner chip to upper spine and front corner, edges rubbed. Front panel of dust jacket is separated from rest of dust jacket, held intact and now protected in archival cover, still overall quite presentable. Bottom corner of front flap is price-clipped. Selected titles of the Nelson Classics series are printed on both flaps, small tears at corners. Contents include 52 essays and 16 "Popular Fallacies". Laid in i... View more info

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Four Thousand Years of Pharmacy. An Outline History of Pharmacy and the Allied Sciences.

By: Lawall

Price: $43.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1927

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2553

Condition: Good to Very Good


xv.665 pgs. Good to Very Good. Illustrated with 64 black and white plates including frontis of a section of the Eders papyrus, one of the oldest pharmaceutical works known. Red cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge of text blockmatching red. Corners and edges rubbed and frayed, binding strong and sound. Faint lettering lower spine and owner name on front endpaper, light foxing to frontis, title page and the backs of some of the illustrations. Contents: I. Ancient Pharmacy and its Earliest Side-Line -Medicine. Science in Embryo. II. Pharmacy During the Greek, Alexa... View more info