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ON THE MEXICAN HIGHLANDS - WITH A PASSING GLIMPSE OF CUBA

By: Edwards, William S

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Cincinnati, Press of Jennings and Graham: 1906

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 38854

Condition: Very Good+


Pictorial red cloth binding, lettered in white with silohuettes in black against a white background. White has flaked from lettering at spine. Fabulous photographs of sites and scenes from cotton pickers in Mississippi to the corner market in Havana, with dozens of Mexican and Cuban images in between. Clean, tight attractive 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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Form og farge i moderne norsk broderi

By: Eines, Ruth Linnerud

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Osla, H. Aschehoug: 1956

Seller ID: 39618

Condition: Very Good-


48 pages; Former owner's blindstamp at bottom corner of title page, small faint stain at lower corner of front wrapper and endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers. Small stamp on rear cover "Craft and Hobby Book Service" Monterey, California. Decorative embroidery designs with photographs of work displaying the patterns. View more info

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SQUIB AND HIS FRIENDS - A Story for Children

By: Everett-Green, Evelyn

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40252

Condition: Very Good


288 pages; Former owner's name and date (Xmas, 1900) on first blank after floral patterned endpapers, otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial blue cloth stamped in gilt, blue and brown on the spine and front board. Illustrated with frontispiece and 4 (of 5) full-page plates. OCLC: 38612186 "Squib" is a little boy who has earned this nickname by a way he has of exploding, so to speak, in a rapid gush of impul- sive talk after long periods of silence and inaction. The scene is laid chiefly in Switzerland, where the boy makes a very valuable acquaintance in the person of one Se... View more info

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The Right Hon. BENJAMIN DISRAELI, EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, K.G. and HIS TIMES [Five Volume Set]

By: Ewald, Alexander Charles

Price: $74.94

Publisher: London, William Mackenzie: 1882

Seller ID: 40272

Condition: Very Good+


Complete five divisions bound individually comprising the two volume set in original quarto blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering and extensive gilt decorative stamping at spines and front boards; all edges gilt; illustrated with thirty full page steel engravings with tissue guards. Former owner's name on ffep and first blank - Arthur Whittam ("presented to him in 1887"); some rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corners. Quite an attractive set. These five volumes are numbered Divisions 1 thru 5. The first two divisions comprise Volume 1 and divisions 3 thru 5 comprise Volume 2. A fa... View more info

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HELD TO RANSOM A Story of Spanish Brigands

By: Forester, F. B. ; Archibald Webb

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson And Sons: 1902

Seller ID: 41348

Condition: Very Good


viii, (2), 9-408, (8) pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding with the image smoking gun and bag of dubloons on the spine and a Spanish brigand with a rifle on a rocky coastline on the front board, bright gilt at spine. Light foxing to titlepage and frontis. OCLC: 44083527 Six full page plate illustrations by Archibald Webb. View more info

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JOCASTE ET LE CHAT MAIGRE [ Lovely Leather Binding]

By: France, Anatole

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1925

Seller ID: 41345

Condition: Very Good


Clean and tight in half leather over marbled boards with four raised bands at spine and gilt lettering and decorative stamping. Original blue wrappers bound in. Title page and copyright page have same date - 1925; however, wrappers are dated 1927. Anatole France (1844 – 1924), born François-Anatole Thibault, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. ; Experienc... View more info

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THE COMPACT EDITION of the Works of JOHN GALSWORTHY [Six Volumes in Fine Red Leather Bindings] The Forsyte Saga, A Modern Comedy, Caravan, Three Novels of Society, Three Novels of Love, Plays

By: Galsworthy, John ; [SIGNED]

Price: $649.94

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1929

Edition: First Edition Thus

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40956

Condition: Near Fine


Autograph; Number 78 of the first five hundred copies of the First Printing of The Compact Edition signed by John Galsworthy. Clean and tight in beautiful fine bindings of half red morocco over red cloth covered boards. Four raised bands at spine with extensive gilt decorative stamping in spine compartments and gilt rules where leather meets cloth. All six volumes in Near Fine to Fine condition housed in custom red card clipcases (slipcases have some minor wear). Works include The Forsyte Saga, A Modern Comedy, Caravan, Three Novels of Society (The Country House, Fraternity, The Patrician), T... View more info

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SONGS OF TWO SAVOYARDS

By: Gilbert, W. S. and Arthur Sullivan

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London, Routledge & Sons: 1890

Seller ID: 38815

Condition: Very Good


268 pages; Clean and tight in original sand coloured cloth binding with gilt lettering & decorative stamping, teg. Cloth worn at spine ends. No date printed in the book, c1890. Delightful humourous drawings by Gilbert illustrate the lyrics and music of the 66 songs included. A very nice collection of music from their operas, with the scores by Sullivan. ; 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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FLORA LIEDER UND WEISEN

By: Godin, Amélie

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Munchen, Theo. Stroeser's: 1892

Seller ID: 40148

Condition: Very Good


Former owner's name on half-title (Kastenbach), otherwise clean and tight in original decorative blue cloth binding with bouquet of flowers on front cover in white, red green, blue and gold, all page edges gilt, floral patterned endpapers. Colour lithographed titlepage, plus 10 colour lithographic illustrations along with b&w illustrations on almost every page. OCLC: 838968070 A charming book. View more info

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La Faustin

By: Goncourt, Edmond de

Price: $199.99

Publisher: Paris, G. Charpentier: 1882

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39486

Condition: Very Good+


3 p.l., iv, 343 pages; A lovely copy of the first edition of this novel. Bound circa 1900 in deep red half crushed levant morocco over pink linen, five raised bands on the spine, simple gilt rules delineate the edges of the leather spine and corners, with an all-over decorative pattern painstakingly built of individual gilt tools in the four spine panels not occupied by direct gilt lettering of the title and authors' names, publication date "1877" at foot of spine. Marbled endpapers of various shades of red and gold, top edges gilt, others trimmed rough. A fine binding, beautifully e... View more info

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La Fille Elisa

By: Goncourt, Edmond de ; [SIGNED]

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Paris, Charpentier: 1877

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39485

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; 2 p.l., ix, 291 pages; A lovely copy of the first edition of this novel, with a significant inscription by the author to another French writer. Bound circa 1900 in deep red half crushed levant morocco over pink linen, five raised bands on the spine, simple gilt rules delineate the edges of the leather spine and corners, with an all-over decorative pattern painstakingly built of individual gilt tools in the four spine panels not occupied by direct gilt lettering of the title and authors' names, publication date "1877" at foot of spine. Marbled endpapers of various shades of... View more info

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Les Frères Zemganno

By: Goncourt, Edmond de ; [SIGNED]

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Paris, G. Charpentier: 1879

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39509

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; xii, 375 pages; A lovely copy of the first edition of this novel. Bound circa 1900 in deep red half crushed levant morocco over pink linen, five raised bands on the spine, simple gilt rules delineate the edges of the leather spine and corners, with an all-over decorative pattern painstakingly built of individual gilt tools in the four spine panels not occupied by direct gilt lettering of the title and authors' names, publication date "1877" at foot of spine. Marbled endpapers of various shades of red and gold, top edges gilt, others trimmed rough. A fine binding, beautifu... View more info

THE PINERO BIRTHDAY BOOK

By: Hamilton, Myra ; (editor); Arthur Wing Pinero

Price: $9.94

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1898

Seller ID: 41174

Condition: Very Good


Attractive 1890's cloth binding. The owner's name (Sarah Davis, 1919) and about a dozen names recorded on their birthday dates. A charming book with a quote from the works of Arthur Wing Pinero for each day of the year - space on the opposite page to record names of those born on that day of the month. Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt letering at spine and gilt lettering and decorative stamping on front cover. ; 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 epheme... View more info

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PARADOLOGY - Songs for Fun and Fellowship A Collection of Stunt and Pep Songs for Camps, Parties, Worship and Pep Occasions

By: Harbin, E. O.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Nashville, Cokesbury Press: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42267

Condition: Very Good


108 pages; Clean and secure in original pictorial cloth binding, previous owner's blindstamp. 423 amusing song listings. Lyrics for each; several include the music. View more info

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CHATS ON ENGLISH CHINA

By: Hayden, Arthur

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, T.Fisher Unwin: 1909

Seller ID: 39810

Condition: Very Good


287 pages; Clean and tight in original decorative green cloth binding with lettering in white and dark green and images of chinaware with a floral border on front cover and an urn at the spine, endpapers toned. Illustrated with photographs and drawings throughout. Original owner's inscription on ffep -- "To Elspeth / with much love/ from Bill / Oct 4th MCMIX" Elspeth Champcommunal was a noted fashion designer and the first editor of Vogue Magazine in Britain (1916-1922). Champcommunal became a house designer with the House of Worth in 1936 and was a member of the Incorporated Societ... View more info

ATHLETICS AND OUT-DOOR SPORTS FOR WOMEN Each Subject being separately treated by a Special Writer

By: Hill, Lucille E.

Price: $99.95

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42293

Condition: Very Good


339 pages; Clean and tight in original publisher's decorative cloth binding of green cloth with repeated images of hockey sticks, rowing oars, tennis rackets and balls, and bowling pins - a wonderful pictorial binding, a little darkened at spine, bottom edges rubbed. OCLC: 1577395 Lucille Hill's groundbreaking 1903 work Athletics and Out-door Sports for Women addresses Physical training at home, by A. Barker -- Gymnasium work, by W.L. Savage -- Dancing, aesthetic and social, by M.B. Gilbert -- Cross-country walking, by J.B. Blake --Swimming, by E. Sandys -- Skating, by W.T. Richardson -- Rowin... View more info

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AMERICAN BOOKMEN - Sketches, Chiefly Biographical, of Certain Writers of the Nineteenth Century

By: Howe, De Wolfe

Price: $12.94

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41286

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 295 pages; Dark green cloth, with gilt lettering and decorative stamping on front and spine. Spine faded, endpapers toned, a bit dusty. Sketches of authors including Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, Edgar Allan Poe, Prescott, Parkman, Emerson, Hawthorne, Whitman, Whittier, Lowell, Longfellow and Holmes. Many illustrated plates. ; 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

BLACK FRIDAY

By: Isham, Frederic S.; Harrison Fisher (Illustrator) ; Rome K. Richardson (Binding Designer)

Price: $64.95

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41211

Condition: Very Good+


409 pages; This is the genuine 1904 edition with the marvelous pictorial cloth binding. Original owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in very attractive pictorial green cloth binding with image of three turn-of-the-century ticker-tape machines designed by Rome K. Richardson. Illustrated with full page plates by Harrison Fisher. Isham's book presents a fictionalized account of "Black Friday" the dramatic financial panic of Friday Sepetember 24, 1869 which was caused by Jay Gould's efforts to corner the market in Gold. Isham relates the story of the Gold Conspiracy from its... View more info

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BLACK FRIDAY

By: Isham, Frederic S.; Harrison Fisher (Illustrator) ; Rome K. Richardson (Binding Designer)

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42043

Condition: Very Good


409 pages; This is the genuine 1904 edition with the marvelous pictorial cloth binding. Tiny former owner's name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in very attractive pictorial green cloth binding with image of three turn-of-the-century ticker-tape machines designed by Rome K. Richardson. Illustrated with full page plates by Harrison Fisher. Isham's book presents a fictionalized account of "Black Friday" the dramatic financial panic of Friday Sepetember 24, 1869 which was caused by Jay Gould's efforts to corner the market in Gold. Isham relates the story of the Gold Consp... View more info

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BLACK FRIDAY

By: Isham, Frederic S.; Harrison Fisher (Illustrator) ; Rome K. Richardson (Binding Designer)

Price: $27.94

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42072

Condition: Very Good


409 pages; The genuine 1904 edition with the marvelous pictorial cloth binding. Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in attractive pictorial green cloth binding with image of three turn-of-the-century ticker-tape machines designed by Rome K. Richardson. Minor rubbing to cloth binding, faded at spine. Illustrated with full page plates by Harrison Fisher. Isham's book presents a fictionalized account of "Black Friday" the dramatic financial panic of Friday Sepetember 24, 1869 which was caused by Jay Gould's efforts to corner the market in Gold. Isham relates the sto... View more info