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NUMBERS - A Coloring Book

By: Anonymous

Price: $5.94

Publisher: Kenosha, Samuel Lowe Company: 1949

Seller ID: 41126

Condition: Near Fine


32 pages; Clean and tight in original color printed wrappers, but for a phone number written on rear endpaper. None of the printed drawings have been colored in yet. A nice example of this charming children's book from the mid- twentieth century. ; 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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The Book of Good Counsels from the Sanskrit of the "Hitopadesa" with Illustrations by Gordon Browne

By: Arnold, Sir Edward ; Gordon Browne (illustrator)

Price: $39.94

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribners: 1893

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 40607

Condition: Very Good


163 pages; Clean and secure in original red cloth binding with bevelled edges and elaborate decorative stamping in gilt to front cover with images of various wild animals and branches. Minor wear to cloth at spine ends. Fabulous cover design bears monogram HD or possibly HC (with C reversed). Several full page b&w illustrations by Gordon Browne. Frontispiece, 6 full page & 13 b&w text illustrations. Printed at Chiswick Press. View more info

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The Tale of Sandy Chipmunk

By: Bailey, Arthur Scott ; Harry L. Smith (illustrator)

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1916

Seller ID: 41915

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Sleepy-Time Tales; 112 pages; Contents clean and secure in original pictorial cloth binding of gray cloth with decorative stamping in red, green and black showing the chipmunk conversing with some birds. Dustjacket chipped along edges and missing section at bottom of spine. Frontispiece and five additional full page colour illustrations by Harry L. Smith (who also designed the pictorial dustjacket). OCLC: 10855979 View more info

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COOKERY FOR TODAY

By: Batchelder, Ann

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Chicago, Butterick Publishing Co: 1932

Seller ID: 40456

Condition: Very Good


Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding depicting a beautifully set table with flowers, china, glassware, and silverware. Cloth rubbed at corners and spine ends, faded on rear cover. Nearly 400 recipes from Boston Brown Bread to Martha Washington Fruit Cake to Pigeons in Casserole to Oysters a l'Indienne to Dixie Relish to Hungarian Goulash, plus Ten Exclusive Recipes by Ann Batchelder.; 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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TALES FROM BOCCACCIO Done into English by Joseph Jacobs

By: Boccaccio ; Byam Shaw (illustrator) ; Joseph Jacobs (translator)

Price: $64.95

Publisher: London, George Allen, Ruskin House: 1899

Seller ID: 42286

Condition: Very Good


xiii, (1), 117, (1) pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and secure in original publisher's Art Nouveau decorative green cloth binding, printed in three shades of green, white and red depicting a woman in a flowing gown reading a bright red book, gilt lettering and decoration at spine as well, top edges gilt, light toning to endpapers. Wonderful double-page Art Nouveau frontispiece and 19 additional full page plates by Byam Shaw. View more info

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Le Bon Jardinier - Encyclopédie Horticole Avec 6 planches en couleurs d'après des quarellessss exécutées spécialement par A. Millot. 150é édition

By: Bois, D. ; et G. T. Grignan ; eds.

Price: $84.95

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Agricole de la Maison Rustique: 1933

Seller ID: 39188

Condition: Very Good+


2 p.l & 1036 pages; The text of this well-known encyclopedia of gardening, botany and horticulture was prepared under the direction of D. Bois and G. T. Grignan, with texts by a number of experts ("Rédigée par un groupe de savants et de practicines sou la direction de D. Bois et G. T. Grignan" -- a list of the many authors is on the verso of the first leaf, a facsimile of the decorative title page of the earlier editions). This 150th edition is retitled as Le Bon Jardinier: Encyclopédie horticole -- while the older editions had been styled as "Almanach horticole." Undated... View more info

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Le Cabinet secret de l'histoire Quatrieme serie

By: Cabanès, [Augustin] Docteur

Price: $74.95

Publisher: Paris, A. Maloin: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38613

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards. Inscribed by the author on the half title page to Georges Cain [1856-1919] artist and author, who wrote a number of histories of Paris in the early years of the twentieth century. Someone has tipped an illustration by Cain and a short biography of the artist to the bottom of the half title page with the inscription, and there is a mark from cellophane tape (removed) to the gutter of this leaf and the original front wrapper. The binding is clean and handsome -- with the bookplate of Catherine Teiton on the front paste-down endpaper... View more info

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Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell and Oliver Goldsmith

By: Campbell, Thomas ; Oliver Goldsmith

Price: $59.94

Publisher: London, T. Nelson: 1860

Seller ID: 42225

Condition: Very Good


xxxv, 7-112; xv, 16-111 pages; Original owner brief inscription "For my dear daughter-in-law / Annie / 1872" otherwise clean and tight in original decorative green leather binding with impression of an elaborate urn at the center of front and rear boards and multiple gilt borders, five raised bands, gilt lettering and decorative devices at spine. Some minor rubbing at corners and edges of boards. Steel engraved frontispiece titled "The Pleasures of Hope" depicting a shepherd and his dog gazing into a valley with sheep; six additional full page engravings, all with tissue guar... View more info

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ROMANCE OF THE BOURBON CHATEAUX

By: Champney, Elizabeth W

Price: $15.95

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1905

Seller ID: 40388

Condition: Near Fine


460 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding with lovely image of a chateaux on front cover. xviii p., 1 l., 460 p., 34 pl., 6 port. Color frontispiece, 7 photogravures, 38 additional illustrations. OCLC: 35560315 A beautiful book combining history & travel literature with royal biography and architectural history. ; 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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NATURE'S OWN GARDENS

By: Clarke, Maud Umfreville

Price: $39.94

Publisher: London, New York, J.M. Dent & E.P. Dutton: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41352

Condition: Very Good


280 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding decoratively stamped at spine and front boardin green, white, red, gilt in a repeating floral pattern of blooming flowers and border vines. Minor rubbing at extremeties, some rippling of the cloth on rear boards. Beautifully illustrated with 51 full-page, colour drawings and numerous b&w drawings. Clarke presents her botanical musings for each month of the year. Excerpt: "When each and all of the Nature Gardens are so lovely in their particular way, it is unwise to show partiality; and yet there is something dangerously lik... View more info

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BRITISH VEGETABLE GALLS in attractive leather binding

By: Connold, Edward T

Price: $74.94

Publisher: London, Hutchison: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39022

Condition: Fine


xii, 312 pages; Very handsome green half morocco leather binding over cloth covered boards. Near Fine, light foxing to endpapers. Bookplate. Gilt coat-of-arms on binding. Illustrated by 130 photographic 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

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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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GREAT MUSICIANS - ART AND GLORY told in Picture and in Story

By: Crawford, Rebekah ; [SIGNED] ; Elizabeth Tousey

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, Donald W. Newton: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40237

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; Oblong quarto (10 3/4" by 12 1/4"). Inscribed and Signed by the author (Crawford) on the ffep - "To A. Edward Davis, Jr. / The life that is in time with the / melodies of Heaven cannot fail of / being happy. / Rebekah Crawford / Aug. 4th 1925." Otherwise clean and tight in original dark blue cloth binding with decorative stamping in red and green and gilt lettering on front cover. Beautifully illustrated book with full page plates on the left and poetic text about specific musicians on the right, each page in a wonderful decorative graphic border, many incorporating ... View more info

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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: $34.94

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 was issued about 1890, with 48 pages of letterpress text, and 12 chromolithographed illustrations by Frances Brundage. By th... View more info

ST. NICHOLAS An Illustrated Magazine For Young Folks - Vol. XV Part II May 1888 to October 1888 [includes The Little Confederate ]

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes (editor) ; Jesse Willcox Smith; Louisa M. Alcott; E. W. Kemble

Price: $49.94

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1888

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41048

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 minor wear at spine ends. Quarto (9 3/4" by 7 1/2"). Six monthly issues bound together. Contents include: Little Josef Hofmann and The Child Josef Hofmann about the piano prodigy who grew up to be one of the greatest pianists of all time; Hot Weather Babies illustrated by Jesse Willcox Smith; Little Ike Templin (the story of a young black boy in three parts) by Richard Malcolm Johnston with illustrations by E. W. Kemble; Dogs of Noted Ame... 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 Joaquin Miller; The Runaway Daddy Jake by Joel Chandler Harris illustrated by E. W. Kemble (Part 3); Cuff The Orphan Bear Cub... 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 pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a characte... View more info

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Hirzepinzchen: Ein Märchen Mit Buchschmuck von Robert Weise

By: Ebner-Eschenbach, Marie von

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Stuttgart - Berlin - Leipzig, Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft: 1890

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41590

Condition: Very Good+


2 p.l. & 24 pages; Publisher's coral-colored linen, with lettering in gilt on the spine and front cover, and a figured design on the front cover in green, beige and brown, beveled edges to the boards, striking Jugendstil patterned endpapers, edges of the text block decoratively stained green. An excellent copy, with just a bit of minor soilig to the covers, the gilt on the spine is toned brown, and there is just a touch of light rubbing to the spine ends, tips of the corners and the upper edge of the rear cover. The German text is set within a striking colored floral design surrounding on thre... View more info

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ON THE MEXICAN HIGHLANDS - WITH A PASSING GLIMPSE OF CUBA

By: Edwards, William S

Price: $34.94

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: $9.95

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