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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Roman Pictures

By: Lubbock, Percy

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1926

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 2457

Condition: Good to Very Good


221 pgs. Good to Very Good, binding sound, clean and unmarked. One closed tear at margin of pg 10, text not affected. Frontis illustration plate tipped in. Original age-toned paper boards, cloth spine with faded titlepiece, no jacket.This is a vintage printing, not a modern reproduction. By the author of Earlham and The Craft of Fiction. Contents: Fontana Delle Tartarughe, Via Nazionale, Piazza Della Cancelleria, St. Peter's, Via Giulia, Villa Borghese, Via Dwlla Purificazione, Albano, Castel Gandolfo, Via Sistina, Piazza Navona, Corso, The Forum, Via Margutta, Via Delle Botteghe Oscure. #2457... View more info

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Isadora Duncan

By: Magriel, Paul, Editor.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Co.: 1948

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 1961

Condition: Very Good


vii.85 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Light rubbing at edges and corners, clean, sound, unmarked. Contents: Preface. Isadora Duncan and Basic Dance by John Martin. Duncan Concerts in New York by Carl Van Vechten. Isadora Duncan and the Artists by Allan Ross Macdougall. Isadora Duncan: Studies for Six Dance Movements by Gordon Craig. Chronology, Bibliography of Isadora Duncan, Albums and Books of Drawings of Isadora Duncan. Illustrated generously with black and white photos, drawings and artwork. #1961. View more info

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The Later Work of Titian

By: Miles, Henry

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, George Newnes Limited:

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated

Seller ID: 1265

Condition: Good to Very Good


8vo. xxviii. pgs followed by 64 full page plates in black and white. Good condition hardcover, no publication date [circa 1900-1910]. A volume in Newne's Art Library. Cloth spine with gilt lettering, decorated front board. Moderate general soiling and wear externally, internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis of Charles V on the Morning of the Battle of Muhlberg, with some foxing along margins. Following an extensive introduction by Henry Miles, a List of the Principal Works of Tiziano Vecellio is provided, each work indexed according to country and museum or gallery. A List of Illustratio... View more info

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All Our Yesterdays

By: Parker, Robert B.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Delacorte Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 135

ISBN: 0385304374

Condition: Fine


8vo. 401 pgs. Fine hardcover in fine jacket. Black boards, gray-blue cloth with red lettering at spine. A saga of two Irish families, set in Boston. Jacket design by Robert Santora. ISBN 0385304374. #135. View more info

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

By: Rachelwitz, Boris De

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1960

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1077

Condition: Very Good+


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 plastic arts and private iconography, painting, Armana art, architecture, pottery, Faience, vitreous pastes, wood-carving, goldam... View more info

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The Scenewright. Illustrated By the Author.

By: Smith, Andre

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Co.: 1930

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 2274

Condition: Good to Very Good


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 underlines and brief marginal notations in pencil. Contents: The Reason. I. The Scenewright, II. Considering the Script, III. The Ske... View more info

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Hand Atlas of Human Anatomy. Vols. I,II,III. Set.

By: Spalteholz, Werner

Price: $78.00

Publisher: Philadelphia and London, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1906

Edition: Second English Edition

Seller ID: 2555

Condition: Good to Very Good


Good to Very Good condition red cloth hardcovers, 3 vol. set of vi.871pgs. Not dated, circa early twentieth century (1906 in author's conclusion Vol. III.). Illustrated throughout in black and white as well as multicolored ink drawings, incredibly detailed, rendered from dissections and formalin preserved organs. This type of medical illustration can now be considered a lost art. Bindings sound, text and illustrations clean and unmarked, some rubbing to edges and corners of cloth with an ink spot and faded tape marks at corners to cloth and endpapers. Front enpapers are gift inscribed to and f... View more info