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FLORE GENERALE DES ENVIRONS DE PARIS, selon la méthode naturelle - Two Volume Set

By: Chevallier, Francois Fulgis

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Paris, Ferra Librairie-Editeur: 1836

Seller ID: 39080

Condition: Very Good+


Two volumes bound in quarter brown calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt with gilt borders, marbled endpapers, rear corner of volume 2 bumped, lower edge of boards a bit rubbed - an attractive clean, tight set. Descriptions de toutes les plantes agames, cryptogames et phanérogames qui y croissent spontanément, leurs propriétés, leur usage dans la médecine, les arts et l'économie domestique; avec une classification naturelle des agames et des cryptogam... View more info

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The Biographies of Madame de Stael and Madame Roland

By: Child, Mrs. ; [Lydia Maria Child 1802-80]

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Boston, Carter and Hendee: 1832

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38656

Condition: Very Good


Ladies' Family Library - 1 ; ix, 265 [1] pages; Publisher's smooth light brown cloth, flat spine with printed paper label. The spine has now toned to a pleasant shade of tan, there are a couple of narrow chips to the right side of the long label (with loss of one letter at bottom), and just minor points of light wear at the tip of the spine at the top. Diffuse foxing to the plain endpapers, title page, and scattered throughout -- as is typical of American paper of the ... View more info

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HOW TO WRITE FICTION, ESPECIALLY THE ART OF SHORT STORY WRITING A Practical Study of Technique

By: Cody, Sherwin

Price: $124.94

Publisher: London, Bellairs and Co.: 1895

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41991

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 190 pages; Clean and tight in publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Gilt lettering a bit faded at spine. This appears to be the dedication copy of what some critics refer to as the first "how-to" book advising the would-be writer on how to write fiction. Preceding half-title, on a blank leaf, is a remarkable inscription SIGNED BY the author to Prof. John F. Genung "who at the expense of much pain and troub... View more info

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NOTES ON THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA during a Phrenological Visit in 1838-40, [Volume 2 only]

By: Combe, George

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Carey and Hart: 1841

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39699

Condition: Very Good+


405 pages; Volume 2 only of the two volume set. Clean and tight in original forest green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Cloth has a small rubbed spot at rear bottom of spine. George Combe (1788 – 1858) was the primary spokesman for the phrenological movement for more than twenty years. He founded the Edinburgh Phrenological Society in 1820, and was the influential author of The Constitution of Man (1828). Combe was trained in Scots law and had an Edinbu... View more info

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LIFE AT THE ZOO Notes and Traditions of the Regent's Park Gardens

By: Cornish, C. J

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, Seeley & Company: 1896

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 40529

Condition: Near Fine


viii, 340, (4) pages; With illustrations from photographs by Gambier Bolton, F.Z.S. and from Japanese drawings. Original dark green cloth with gilt lettering & gilt figure of two monkeys and an attractive blind-stamped pattern at left edge of front cover. A lovely, clean, bright book. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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FAMOUS DIVORCES OF ALL AGES

By: Cowley, Charles

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Lowell, Penhallow Printing Company: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41332

Condition: Very Good


291, (1) pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Some wear to cloth at spine ends. OCLC: 8976728 A collection of divorce cases including those involving Charles Sumner, Napoleon, King Henry VIII, Charles Dickens, Edwin Forrest, Henriette Valentine, George Sand, Lord Nelson, Mirabeau, Mary Queen of Scots and William Hazlitt, and others. There is also a section on Early Divorces in Massachusetts (beginning at page 270). ; Expe... View more info

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INDIANS ON THE UPPER MISSOURI

By: Cumming, A. ; (Superintendant Indian Affairs)

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, G.P.O.: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36944

Condition: Very Good


15 pages; Message from the President of the United States, transmitting A Report in regard to the expedition among the Indians on the Upper Missouri. Executive Document No. 65, 34th Congress, 1st Session. OCLC: 9102688 Omaha Reserve at Black Bird Hills, Pawnee, Poncas, Sioux, Yancton Sioux, Fort Pierre, Fort Clark, Arickarees, Yellos Stone River, Black Feet, etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical hist... View more info

Oeuvres de D'Arnaud [ in Twelve Volumes ]

By: d'Arnaud, Francois-Thomas-Marie de Baculard ; [Clara Tice's set]

Price: $999.94

Publisher: Paris, Chez Laporte Libraire, rue Christine, M.DCC.CXV: 1795

Seller ID: 39489

Condition: Very Good


12 vols pages; Twelve volumes, 8vo, contemporary full calf, flat spines, covers with a decorative "cloud" or flame pattern, executed in acid-staining, delicate gilt borders. The flat spines have gilt-lettered labels in red and black; two of the other panels have gilt-tooled decorative "urns" -- the other two panels have an all-over pattern of gilt tools within a diagonal grid of rules. There are plum-colored endpapers, and the edges of the text-blocks a... View more info

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FLORA DE GOA E SAVANTVADI

By: Dalgado, D. G

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Lisboa, Impressa Nacional: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39082

Condition: Very Good


xviii, 290 pages; Catalogo Methodico Das Plantas Medicinaes, Alimentares E Industriaes. Quarto Centenario do Descobrimento da India Rare local Indian flora on the Portuguese colony of Goa. Half red calf over patterned boards, gilt lettering & decoration at spine. Original wrappers bound in. Pages toned at edges. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephem... View more info

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THE GAY SCIENCE in Two Volumes

By: Dallas, Eneas Sweetland

Price: $174.94

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39506

Condition: Very Good-


334 pages; Two volumes bound in red half calf with marbled boards. Contents clean and tight in the bindings. Calf rubbed at hinges and corners with scrape at base of spine of Volume II, but quite sound. Gilt decorative stamping in compartments at spine; gilt ruling at edges of leather on boards; dark green leather spine labels with gilt lettering; labels chipped & cracked. Tope edges gilt. xviii, 334; xvi, 334 pp. Some pages unopened. OCLC 7768549. Eneas Sweetland Da... View more info

SWIMMING SCIENTIFICALLY TAUGHT; A practical manual for young and old,

By: Dalton, Frank Eugen

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls company: 1927

Seller ID: 41200

Condition: Very Good


247 pages; Wonderful pictorial cloth binding - light olive brown cloth with white, black and teal blue image of man diving into water with billowing white clouds in the background on front cover. Frontispiece photograph of the author (founder of the Dalton Swimming School). Dozens of photographs and drawings illustrating swimming and diving techniques. Also includes a section on water polo.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. I... View more info

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FLORA CESTRICA - An Herborizing Companion for the Young Botanists of Chester County

By: Darlington, William

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lindsay & Blakiston: 1853

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 39081

Condition: Near Fine


c, 498 pages; Contents clean and secure in modern full calf binding with black leather spine label & gilt lettering, colour frontispiece geological Map of Chester County. Darlington was a medical doctor and ship's surgeon who published several works in the field of early American medical botany. The earlier edition of this work was described as an attempt to enumerate and describe the flowering and filicoid plants of Chester County, in the State of Pennsylvania. With bri... View more info

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Les Amours de Plantes, poeme en quatre chants

By: Darwin, Erasmus

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Paris, L'Imprimerie De Digeon: 1800

Seller ID: 39083

Condition: Near Fine


(iv), 412 pages; Translated by Deleuze. Suivi de notes, et de dialogues sur la poesie par J. P. F. Deleuze. This botanical poem "The Loves of the Plants," is a description of Linnaeus' sexual system of classification in verse. It comprises the second part of a famous work by Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles Darwin) titled The Botanic Garden. Perhaps to the surprise of modern readers, this didactic poem was immediately popular, as the study of botany was qu... View more info

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MATERIEL DE ETABLISSEMENTS HOSPITALIERS - Religieux, Militaires, Maritimes, Penitentiaires, etc.

By: Dehaitre, Fernand

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Vincent Jamati: 1894

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 39066

Condition: Very Good+


A wonderful treatise on hospital equipment from the 19th century. Everything from heating systems to sterilization equipment to rotisseries for the massive kitchens. Filled with terrific wood engraved illustrations. Quarter red leather with raised bands & gilt lettering & decorative devices over marbled boards, edges of boards rubbed, otherwise Very Good+. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that... View more info

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Dealings with the Firm of DOMBEY AND SON, Wholesale, Retail, and for Export

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $349.94

Publisher: New York, Wiley and Putnam: 1846, 1848

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39475

Condition: Very Good-


939 pages; The first American edition, bound from the original parts for their first owner in two half calf volumes over marbled boards. The flat spines in tan calf are "paneled" with simple pairs of gilt rules and the title is directly stamped in gilt in each second panel. The bindings are rubbed and worn, with cracking to the leather at the rear hinge of volume I and a piece of leather is now missing at the top of that spine -- (the rear board is holding on it... View more info

Image for Children's Stories from Dickens, Re-told By His Grand-Daughter and Others Illustrated by: [Frances Brundage], Harold Copping, The Baroness Orezy, Willis Grey, Edith Scannell & Major Giles; edited by Edric Vredenburg

Children's Stories from Dickens, Re-told By His Grand-Daughter and Others Illustrated by: [Frances Brundage], Harold Copping, The Baroness Orezy, Willis Grey, Edith Scannell & Major Giles; edited by Edric Vredenburg

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $39.94

Publisher: London, Raphael Tuck & Sons: 1907

Seller ID: 39747

Condition: Very Good


104 pages; Publisher's green cloth, pictorial decoration in gilt on the front cover and spine, beveled edges to the boards. Date is approximate. Minor wear to the binding, with a short, trifling tear at the edge of the rear free endpaper, some tanning to the first and last leaves (transfer from the paper of the endpapers), and a black ink rectangle to a small portion of the title page (effectively obscuring a single name). The first Tuck-published text with this title ... View more info

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Handbuch der speziellen Pathologie und Therapie für Thierärzte und Landwirthe oder: Die Kunst, die innern Krankheiten der Pferde, Rinder und Schafe zu erkennen, zu verhüten und zu heilen

By: Dieterichs, J. F. C. (Joachim Friedrich Christian) [1792-1858]

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Berlin, Verlag der Buchhandlung von Carl Fr. Amelang: 1828

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39458

Condition: Good


xii, 675 & [1, ad] pages; Contemporary half calf over patterned paper-covered boards. A worn, but complete, copy of the first edition of this extensive manual of veterinary pathology. Pencil and pen scribbling and notes on the paste-down endpapers (there are no blanks or free endpapers, either front or rear). Scattered pen marks throughout, several transparent ink smudges, a few scattered stains, marks and minor tears. The first leaf of text is wrinkled but complete, ... View more info

ST. NICHOLAS An Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks Vol. XVI Part II, May 1889 to October 1889

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes; Joel Chandler Harris; Palmer Cox; E.W. Kemble; Celia Thaxter

Price: $44.94

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1889

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41049

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and tight in beautiful Victorian pictorial red cloth binding with decorative stamping in gilt and black. A really lovely book with some mionor wear at spine ends. Quarto (9 3/4" by 7 1/2"). Six monthly issues bound together. Contents include: A Skilled Chinese Youth by Charles Howard Johnson; The Brownies' Garden by Palmer Cox; Among Dogs of High Degree by Noah Brooks; The Bunny Stories by John H. Jewett and illustrated by Culmer Barnes; Captain Duck by ... View more info

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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN (5 Volumes Complete)

By: Dryden, John

Price: $224.94

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co.: 1859

Seller ID: 41614

Condition: Very Good


Complete five volume set bound in olive green half calf over marbled boards, five raised bands at spines, red leather title labels with gilt lettering, extensive decorative stamping in gilt in the five other compartments. Endpapers and all edges marbled; engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume 1. An attractive set with some rubbing at extremities, some very slight chipping at head of Volume 2 and a small bump to outer edge of rear board of Volume 1. ; Experience the ... View more info

SEVEN AND NINE YEARS AMONG THE CAMANCHES AND APACHES - AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY

By: Eastman, Edwin

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Jersey City, Clark Johnson: 1873

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41204

Condition: Very Good


309 pages; Very light scattered foxing, original owner's 19th century bookplate (W. C. Babcock / Scott, N.Y. ), otherwise contents clean and tight in original orange cloth binding with titles and decorative stamping in black at spine and front board. Some light soiling and spotting to cloth binding, wear at spine ends. OVerall a quite nice example of this narrative of Indian captivity. Frontispiece of Mr. Eastman in native costume, plus seven additional full page illu... View more info