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  • Publisher: The Lakeside Press
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition thus, limited to 1,000 copies. Three volumes in publisher's acetate jackets, lacking the aluminum slipcase. Presentation copy signed by Rockwell Kent on the front free end paper of Volume I, "Inscribed with affectionate friendship to Putzie - Rockwell Kent, 1950." Volumes II and III bear Rockwell Kent-illustrated bookplates of Marie Luise Hinrichs. Very Good+. Narrow strips of sunning to spine cloth at ends, light rubbing to cloth at extremities and light abrasions to black topstains. Pages toned and with offsetting from illustrations. Acetate wrappers are wrinkled and shrunken with age, as is typical, and show a bit of chipping and edge wear, with some separation starting between the acetate and a paper flap on both volumes II and III; acetate on volume II with light staining. A stunning presentation copy, inscribed by Kent, and with bookplates designed by him as well.
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  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1851. First edition. Octavo, original publisher's brown cloth. A near fine condition with some of the usual light foxing and light shelfwear to the spine tips. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A completely unrestored example of this cornerstone. A superior example. Initially panned by critics and readers when published in 1851, "in the 20th century Moby Dick would be rediscovered and acknowledged as possibly the greatest of all American novels" (Chronology of American Literature).
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  • Publisher: Macmillan & Co, London
First English edition, following the American edition by two years. Fine in about very good dustwrapper with some chips at the spine ends. Warmly Inscribed by the author: "For Salina with love from Jimmy. March 17th 1947." Basis for the 1947 film directed by Edward Dmytryk, narrated by Hilton, and featuring John Mills, Martha Scott, and Trevor Howard. A nice copy.
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Nashville, Tennessee: Thelema Publishing Company, 1981 e.v. A seemingly Unread copy, in Dust Jacket. Keeping this volume from Fine, is spotting to edges, light wear to corners. Laid in, original xerox of "Liber Oz, LXXVII", said to be handed out by S.O.T.O. members, circa 1980.. First Edition. Hard Cover/Marbled Leatherette. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Portraits of Ida C. Craddock, and Aleister Crowley (by Aime Dupont). Large 8vo - Over 9" tall. Oversized Safely, and Securely Packed. Expedited, or International Please Inquire.
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  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's and Sons, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
Very good without jacket. First US edition, first printing. This is true first printing with an "A" and seal on the copyright page. Book is tight and unmarked with a little discoloration at the crown and foot of the spine. Book is covered by a dustjacket that is an exact replica of the original, but is a facsimile (so noted).
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  • Publisher: Scribners
The first edition, with the Scribner's A and seal on the copyright page. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with the original price still present and tanning on the spine and the top of the front panel.
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  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1952]. First edition. A fine copy in a fine first printing dust jacket (priced $2.50) with a touch of rubbing to upper corners and base of spine panel. A lovely copy of a book rarely found signed by Heinlein, (14038). Octavo, illustrations by Clifford Geary, cloth. Signed by Heinlein at the top of the credits page. "...the novel aptly illustrates the author's eminence as writer of science fiction for young readers." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 5-63.
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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Co
Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1927. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, slipcase. tall 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, slipcase. xvi, 311 pages and 78 illustrations. First edition, one of 785 signed and numbered large paper copies. Some of the chapters are Talking of Old Books, A Million Dollar Bookshelf, Sold to Dr. R.!, Some Literary Forgeries, and five others. Paper spine label of slipcase has small pieces chipped away. Book is in very fine condition.
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  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Co
Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1927. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, slipcase. tall 8vo. cloth-backed boards, paper spine label, slipcase. xvi, 311 pages and 78 illustrations. First edition, one of 785 signed and numbered large paper copies. Some of the chapters are Talking of Old Books, A Million Dollar Bookshelf, Sold to Dr. R.!, Some Literary Forgeries, and five others. Paper spine label of slipcase has small pieces chipped away. Book is in very fine condition.
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  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's and Sons, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
Very good without jacket. First US edition, first printing. This is true first printing with an "A" and seal on the copyright page. Book is tight and unmarked with a little discoloration at the crown and foot of the spine. Book is covered by a dustjacket that is an exact replica of the original, but is a facsimile (so noted).
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  • Publisher: Charles Scribner's and Sons, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
Very good without jacket. First US edition, first printing. This is true first printing with an "A" and seal on the copyright page. Book is tight and unmarked with a little discoloration at the crown and foot of the spine. Book is covered by a dustjacket that is an exact replica of the original, but is a facsimile (so noted).
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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Stamperia Valdonega
New York/Verona, Italy: McGraw-Hill/Stamperia Valdonega, 1980. Ethnomycological studies, no.7. Quarto, 242 pages. Index. First edition, limited to 501 signed and numbered copies. This is copy 302. "From now on any comprehensive study of Ancient Mexican civilization must start from (and with) your discoveries." (Octavio Paz, in Life Magazine, May 1957). The eleven chapters include: A Velada in Huautla, Traits of the Mesoamerican Velada and Kindred Topics, Xochipilli new interpretation, Flowers in pre-conquest Nahuatl Poetry, Codices, Liengos, Mapas, Piltzintli child god of the Nahua and his Christian Progeny, Teotihuacan and the wondrous mushrooms, Mushroom stones of the Maya Highlands, Historical record, and Shaman and the Mushroom new perspectives. Fine in decorated cloth over quarter green calf, with gilt-titled spine. In cloth covered slipcase, and in original paper shipping wrapper and cardboard box. [Volbracht 2233].
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  • Publisher: New York: Harcourt, Brace, & World, Inc., 1968
Tall quarto. Original blue quarter morocco, blue cloth sides, titles to spine gilt, top edge gilt, other edges uncut. With the publisher's slipcase. A fine copy. Title page printed in red and black, 20 tipped-in colour plates, 2 pochoir plates, black and white illustrations to the text, 3 maps and a folding chart. First and limited edition, number 224 of 680 copies printed on handmade paper. Wasson's work on ethno-mycological studies brought increased scholarly attention to the importance of psychoactive plants in cultural and spiritual activities. In this work, through "intelligent and sometimes brilliant but always sensitive and unexpected ways . [he] proposes a new interpretation of the meaning of Soma". A trade edition of this work was released in 1971. B. Lowy, Review: Soma, Divine Mushroom of Immortality, Mycologia, Vol. 61, No. 4, pp. 849-851.
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  • Publisher: . Simmons for H. Blunden, London
With 2 engraved plates on either side of one sheet. Both Durand Hotham's Life of the Author and the four tables have separate title pages. Full calf in a contemporary style, gilt decorations on covers, spine in compartments with gilt title and decorations; signature of James Bidell on title dated 1827, some browning and spotting, but overall a very good copy. First Edition in English of Boehme's masterpiece, a mystical interpretation of Genesis. As a young man, Boehme experienced a mystical vision revealing the spiritual structure of the universe as well as the relationships between good and evil and God and man. His focus on the vision of the spiritual universe supports his detailed discussion of the first book of the Old Testament. Now quite rare, Boehme became highly influential in intellectual circles of Protestant Europe, especially in England and Holland.His interests in Paracelsus, the Kabbala, alchemy and the Hermetic tradition are clearly part of the foundation of his writing. His first written work, Aurora, went unfinished, but drew to him a small circle of followers. He has since influenced major figures in philosophy, especially German Romantics such as Hegel, Baader, and Schelling. His influence can be also be traced to the work of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Heidegger. Martin Buber drew heavily from his work, as did Carl Jung, who made numerous references to Boehme in his writings.An intuitive genius, Boehme was one of the great mystical mind of the Rosicrucian period (1610-1625). Boehme (1575-1624) completed this work in 1623, and died the following year. He was highly influential on generations of mystics, especially of the English school. Societies of Behmenites were formed in England (he was referred to Behmen in England); many of them were later absorbed by the Quakers.
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  • Publisher: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd. July - December 1897 (volume IV)., London
  • Format: Softcover
Octavo, six issues, numerous illustrations, publisher's pictorial bevel-edged sea green cloth stamped in dark green, black and gold, yellow coated endpapers. Fiction in this volume includes the last six installments of Wells' THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (illustrated by Warwick Goble), his most famous work; further installments of Cutcliffe Hyne's THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN KETTLE, which did more to boost the popularity of PEARSON'S than any other series or feature; the first six installments of STORIES OF THE RED CROSS by L. T. Meade and Clifford Halifax; I. D. B. by George Griffith (six interconnected short stories); the fourth installment of TALES OF THE HIGH SEAS by Conan Doyle; "The Tomb of His Ancestors" by Rudyard Kipling; and stories by Robert Hichens, Morley Roberts, Robert Barr, and others. The period around the turn-of-the-century was a golden age for the print media, including the magazine, and this meant, among other things, that it was a golden age for the short story. In England, THE STRAND led the way in the 1890s, and PEARSON'S MAGAZINE followed close behind. Aiming at a somewhat less sophisticated audience than THE STRAND (targeting high school graduates, typically, rather than college graduates), it offered, in addition to articles on catchy subjects, fiction of the romance/adventure type (neither highbrow nor sensationalistic). And, as THE STRAND had shown the way, PEARSON'S shunned the serialized novel found in Victorian magazines. In particular it made a staple of the short story series with a recurring hero: self-contained stories in each issue that gave the reader a feeling of continuity with his past and future adventures. If it was Sherlock Holmes who built THE STRAND (an exaggeration, of course), it was Cutcliffe Hyne's Captain Kettle who built PEARSON'S. Most other authors of popular fiction appeared frequently in PEARSON'S, including H. G. Wells, Baroness Orczy, Raphael Sabatini, R. Austin Freeman, Allen Upward, Barry Pain, W. L. Alden, and many others. This was also a golden age for the art of illustration, which included adult fiction, a market that has since disappeared, and the slick magazines from this period (including PEARSON'S) offer a rich storehouse of such art." Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a bit of general dust soiling to cloth, inner hinges cracked, a very good, structurally sound copy. Bound without original covers or ads, as was standard procedure of the time. (#154759)
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  • Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd, London
  • Format: Hardcover
288 Pp. Blue Cloth, Gilt. No Date In Book; Dj With Ads For All 1935 Books. Blue Cloth, Gilt. Cream Yellow Dj Printed In Blue And Red. By The Author Of "The Culture Of The Abdomen", A Book Found Extremely Helpful By Those Attempting To Overcome Obesity. Dj Cover Blurb By H G Wells "I Am Glad To See Your Memories And Opinions In Print. It's First-Rate Stuff And I Hope It Will Run To A Sale Of Scores Of Thousands"; Wells Had Previously Inscribed A Photo In 1930 To Hornibrook, Now At The U Of Illinois. The Book Is Full Of Criticisms Against The Leaders Of Almost Everything, With Wonderful Examples Of Idiotic Behavior At The Higher Levels. For Example, The Author Begins "It Claims To Be No More Than The Opinions Of A Plain Man Expressed In Simple Speech", But Covers The Great Events And Issues Of The Time, Particularly Wwi And The Aftermath Of The War, From Personal Observation And Always With His Well Expressed Freethinker Opinions. Quite Intelligent But Quite Enjoyably Readable. From Ch. Xiii, The Bishops In The House Of Lords, "If Anything Were Needed To Show How Much The Church Is Out Of Touch With The People And How Much It Lags Behind In Progressive Thought, It Was Provided By The Debate In The House Of Lords (February 1934) On The Bill To Restrict The Sale, Display And Advertisement Of Contraceptives. The Bishop Of London Was Responsible For The Following Gem: 'I Would Like', He Declared, 'To Make A Bonfire Of These Things And Dance Around It'. What A Picture It Conjures Up- The Bishop With His White Surplice Held Daintily Up To His Knees As For A Skirt Dance." Book With Slight Rubbing At Corners, Hinges Tight, Stirrup Bookplate Of Larry Mcmurtry (From His H G Wells Collection), Gilt Still Brilliant. Dj Complete, Not Price Clipped, Spine With Fading To Red Color Of Author's Name, And Slight Browning, Entire Dj A Little Dusty, Minute Loss At Each Corner, 1" Light Dampstain At Lower Right Corner Of Front Panel, Very Faint Show-Through On Corner Of Front Cover But No Trace Of Dampstaining Elsewhere. Worldcat Shows Only 4 Institutional Holdings In The U.S. (2 At Univ Of California, One At Univ Of Georgia, One At New York Public Library, None At Any Eastern Or Midwestern University, Apparently None In The South Or Midwest. Pity.
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  • Publisher: Grove Press
New York: Grove Press, 2001 First USA Edition/First Printing. Hardcover. Fine book in a Fine Dust Jacket. Signed and inscribed by the author on the half title page to "Beef" . Beef Torrey was a friend of the author. Also, the publicity photo of Harrison, for this book, is laid in, inscribed to "Boeuf" and signed "Jimmy" by the author. . Signed by Author. First Edition.
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  • Publisher: Tower Publishing Company Limited, London
  • Format: Hardcover
Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-393 [394: ad], inserted frontispiece with illustration by E. S. Hope and sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by Fred T. Jane, original pictorial bevel-edged blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, slate coated endpapers. The author's first novel, preceded by two poetry books published pseudonymously as "Lara." From the period of 1870 up to 1914, the start of WW I, future war fiction was at it's height of popularity. Griffith was one of the writers who realized the destructive power that aerial warfare would bring to future conflict, as well as the overall impact of new technology on armed conflict. In Griffith's hugely popular and very influential novel the inventor of a new flying ship joins the Brotherhood of Freedom, an organization that controls the work of Nihilists, Anarchists, and Socialists throughout the world and is popularly known as the Terror. When war starts in Europe the daughter of the mysterious Master of the Terrorists, Natas (Satan backwards), plans to let the European powers destroy each other and then the Brotherhood will step in and take over Europe which will then be united (under Anglo-Saxon rule) into a single force to meet the "impending flood of yellow barbarians" assumed to be forming in the East. As the war progresses the Russians overrun all of Europe and invade England. After England's king (Edward VII) surrenders to the Brotherhood, the Russian attackers in England are slaughtered and the Brotherhood's air force quickly conquers the Russian homeland. There is no invasion from Asia and the West is at peace under socialist rule. "THE ANGEL OF THE REVOLUTION is remarkable not only for its extravagant visions of aerial bombing and mass destruction but also for its bastardized political ideology, which is a curious mixture of radical opinions . Along with M. P. Shiel and H. G. Wells, he anticipated that the next war might be 'the most frightful carnival of destruction the world has ever seen,' involving the slaughter of millions of people, mostly noncombatants. This did not, however, deter him from looking forward to that conflict hopefully and enthusiastically. Like Shiel, he was an Anglo-Saxon chauvinist; like Wells a socialist; and he was hopeful that the apocalyptic clash of forces might result in the end of tyranny in Europe and the permanent victory of Christendom over the religious empires of the East. The attainment of such an end, in his view, would easily justify the death of millions . By the time Griffith wrote his last novel, THE LORD OF LABOUR (published posthumously in 1911), his war of the imminent future was being fought with atomic missiles and disintegrator rays. He was still looking forward eagerly to the conflict. What effect the spectacle of the actual Great War might have had on his imaginative enthusiasm we can only guess." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 67-71. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-84; (1981) 1-83; (1987) 1-41; (1995) 1-41; and (2004) II-465. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 929. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 365. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 19. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, p. 229. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 76. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 97. Negley, Utopian Literature 468. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 36, 45-7. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 67-71. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 52. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06364. Hubin (1994), p. 355. Small booksellers ticket affixed to upper front paste-down, presentation gift label affixed to front paste-down, some foxing to several of the first and last leaves. Cloth rubbed at edges, a solid, clean, nearly fine copy. The first edition is very uncommon. (19976)
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Signed "Wernher von Braun" on NASA letterhead dated July 17, 1967. The letter is addressed to Luigi Romersa in Rome, Italy. The letter also mentions Bart Slattery who was Chief of Public Affairs at the NASA Marshall Space Center. Letter in fine condition. Wernher von Braun (1912-1977) was one of the most important rocket developers and champions of space exploration during the period between the 1930s and the 1970s. As a youth he became enamored with the possibilities of space exploration by reading the science fiction of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, and from the science fact writings of Hermann Oberth, whose 1923 classic study, Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen (By Rocket to Space), prompted young von Braun to master calculus and trigonometry so he could understand the physics of rocketry. From his teenage years, von Braun had held a keen interest in space flight, becoming involved in the German rocket society, Verein fur Raumschiffarht (VfR), as early as 1929. As a means of furthering his desire to build large and capable rockets, in 1932 he went to work for the German army to develop ballistic missiles. While engaged in this work, on 27 July 1934, von Braun received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Berlin. Von Braun is well known as the leader of what has been called the "rocket team," which developed the V-2 ballistic missile for the Nazis during World War II. The V-2s were manufactured at a forced labor factory called Mittelwerk. Scholars are still reassessing his role in these controversial activities. The brainchild of von Braun's rocket team operating at a secret laboratory at Peenemünde on the Baltic coast, the V-2 rocket was the immediate antecedent of those used in space exploration programs in the United States and the Soviet Union. A liquid propellant missile extending some 46 feet in length and weighing 27,000 pounds, the V-2 flew at speeds in excess of 3,500 miles per hour and delivered a 2,200 pound warhead to a target 500 miles away. First flown in October 1942, it was employed against targets in Europe beginning in September 1944. By the beginning of 1945, it was obvious to von Braun that Germany would not achieve victory against the Allies, and he began planning for the postwar era. Before the Allied capture of the V-2 rocket complex, von Braun engineered the surrender of 500 of his top rocket scientists, along with plans and test vehicles, to the Americans. For fifteen years after World War II, von Braun would work with the United States army in the development of ballistic missiles. As part of a military operation called Project Paperclip, he and his "rocket team" were scooped up from defeated Germany and sent to America where they were installed at Fort Bliss, Texas. There they worked on rockets for the United States army, launching them at White Sands Proving Ground, New Mexico. In 1950 von Braun's team moved to the Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama, where they built the Army's Jupiter ballistic missile. In 1960, his rocket development center transferred from the army to the newly established NASA and received a mandate to build the giant Saturn rockets. Accordingly, von Braun became director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that would propel Americans to the Moon. Von Braun also became one of the most prominent spokesmen of space exploration in the United States during the 1950s. In 1970, NASA leadership asked von Braun to move to Washington, DC, to head up the strategic planning effort for the agency. He left his home in Huntsville, Alabama, but after about two years he decided to retire from NASA and to go to work for Fairchild Industries of Germantown, Maryland. He died in Alexandria, Virginia, on 16 June 1977.
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  • Publisher: Published by News Chronicle Publications Department, Fleet Street, London . London 1931.
  • Format: Hardcover
Hard back binding in publisher's original colour illustrated paper covered boards, navy cloth spine. 8vo 8½'' x 7'' 160 pp. Front cover illustration of Japhet dressed as a clown and Happy as the Ring Master. Five full-page colour plates, colour, blue tinted and monochrome illustrations throughout. Labour Member of Parliament for Peterborough [his place of birth] from 1929-1931. James Francis [Frank] Horrabin was a prolific and culturally diverse illustrator. He drew his first maps for the Daily News during the Balkan Wars of 1912-13. He created the illustrations for H. G. Wells' Outline of History. After the first World War, having started as a newspaper strip cartoonist in Sheffield, he went to London to work as art director for the Daily News; he also lectured on geography at the Central Labour College in London. In 1919 he began his daily panel 'The Adventures of the Noah Family' in the Daily News. The panel eventually became a family strip cartoon, which has been collected into several hard back books, most notably the Japhet and Happy Annuals and Summer Books between 1932 and 1952. 'The Noah Family' moved to the News Chronicle in 1930, and was continued into the 1940's. In 1922 he created the 'Dot and Carrie' strip for the Star. His work is marked by fine colouring, well phrased sentiments and many new ways of telling tales visually. Exceptional condition copy with just very small bumps to the corners and slight fading of the navy down the spine, without any foxing. This copy has included with it the very scarce 'Noah Family' cut-out card loosely enclosed, the figures all remain on the card with a small tab beneath each. Member of the P.B.F.A. ILLUSTRATED (Picture Book)
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  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London
  • Format: Hardcover
xi+156+[32 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5") bound in original dark green cloth with light green lettering to spine and cover. First edition. Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 ? 13 August 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. He supported Britain in the First World War, despite his many criticisms of British policy, and opposed, in 1916, moves for an early peace. In an essay published that year he acknowledged that he could not understand those British pacifists who were reconciled to "handing over great blocks of the black and coloured races to the [German Empire] to exploit and experiment upon" and that the extent of his own pacifism depended in the first instance upon an armed peace, with "England keep[ing] to England and Germany to Germany". State boundaries would be established according to natural ethnic affinities, rather than by planners in distant imperial capitals, and overseen by his envisaged world alliance of states. In his book In the Fourth Year published in 1918 he suggested how each nation of the world would elect, "upon democratic lines" by proportional representation, an electoral college in the manner of the United States of America, in turn to select its delegate to the proposed League of Nations. This international body he contrasted with imperialism, not only the imperialism of Germany, against which the war was being fought, but also the imperialism, which he considered more benign, of Britain and France. Condition: Small stain to front cover edge, some light shelf wears, spine heal and head corners bumped. Some foxing to jacket, some chips and tears to edges, spine age darkened, spine ends lightly chipped else a very good copy in like jacket.
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  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers.
New York: Harper & Brothers., 1906. Book. Illus. by Clarence Underwood. Very Good. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. SIGNED with an inscription by Beach on the front free endpaper. First Edition - First Printing. Laid in Promotional Harper bookmark with photo of Rex Beech. Original pictorial blue-green cloth. Custom chemise and slipcase. Very good in a slightly soiled slipcase.----- The author's first and best known work. Basis for movies filmed in 1914, 1923, 1930 and 1942 with Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott and John Wayne; lastly in 1955 with Jeff Chandler and Anne Baxter. ----- Very good in a slightly soiled slipcase. Binding square and tight. Text clean; hint of toning to text. Light shelf handling to lower corners; spine tips. Illustrated. Laid-in photocopy of Author's obituary. .
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  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers.
New York: Harper & Brothers., 1906. Book. Illus. by Clarence Underwood. Very Good. Hardcover. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. SIGNED with an inscription by Beach on the front free endpaper. First Edition - First Printing. Laid in Promotional Harper bookmark with photo of Rex Beech. Original pictorial blue-green cloth. Custom chemise and slipcase. Very good in a slightly soiled slipcase.----- The author's first and best known work. Basis for movies filmed in 1914, 1923, 1930 and 1942 with Marlene Dietrich, Randolph Scott and John Wayne; lastly in 1955 with Jeff Chandler and Anne Baxter. ----- Very good in a slightly soiled slipcase. Binding square and tight. Text clean; hint of toning to text. Light shelf handling to lower corners; spine tips. Illustrated. Laid-in photocopy of Author's obituary. .
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  • Publisher: Published by News Chronicle Publications Department, Fleet Street, London . London 1931.
  • Format: Hardcover
Hard back binding in publisher's original colour illustrated paper covered boards, navy cloth spine. 8vo 8½'' x 7'' 160 pp. Front cover illustration of Japhet dressed as a clown and Happy as the Ring Master. Five full-page colour plates, colour, blue tinted and monochrome illustrations throughout. Labour Member of Parliament for Peterborough [his place of birth] from 1929-1931. James Francis [Frank] Horrabin was a prolific and culturally diverse illustrator. He drew his first maps for the Daily News during the Balkan Wars of 1912-13. He created the illustrations for H. G. Wells' Outline of History. After the first World War, having started as a newspaper strip cartoonist in Sheffield, he went to London to work as art director for the Daily News; he also lectured on geography at the Central Labour College in London. In 1919 he began his daily panel 'The Adventures of the Noah Family' in the Daily News. The panel eventually became a family strip cartoon, which has been collected into several hard back books, most notably the Japhet and Happy Annuals and Summer Books between 1932 and 1952. 'The Noah Family' moved to the News Chronicle in 1930, and was continued into the 1940's. In 1922 he created the 'Dot and Carrie' strip for the Star. His work is marked by fine colouring, well phrased sentiments and many new ways of telling tales visually. Exceptional condition copy with just very small bumps to the corners and slight fading of the navy down the spine, without any foxing. This copy has included with it the very scarce 'Noah Family' cut-out card loosely enclosed, the figures all remain on the card with a small tab beneath each. Member of the P.B.F.A. ILLUSTRATED (Picture Book)
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  • Publisher: Alden Beardsley & Co
Auburn: Alden Beardsley & Co, 1851. Standard edition. Leather bound. 286; 53; 124pp. Sextodecimo [16 cm] Full brown leather with a gilt stamped title and gilt ruled borders on the spine. Good. The leather spine and covers are rubbed and a bit mottled, and have roughly a dozen small dark stains. There is a 1/2 inch chip in the leather at the head of the spine, and there is a 1 and 1/2 inch crack in the bottom edge of the front board along the joint. There is also a 1/2 inch long crack in the rear board at the head of the spine along the joint. The pages are foxed, and the text block is cracked multiple times.
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  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London
  • Format: Hardcover
Dedication copy with a 12-line manuscript poem, signed by the author underneath the printed dedication at (5) to Kay (Taylor). Also loosely inserted is a facsimile of an eight-line poem written and signed by the author on headed notepaper to a Mr Grubb thought to have accompanied a copy of "Pink Furniture", dated 13 11 30. It is thought that neither poem was subsequently publised. Octavo (printer's signatures each eight leaves), green, paper-covered boards with black linen spine and paper label. Covers dusty with a few marks, minor wear at the extremities. Top edge cut, bottom and leading edges uncut. A unique copy. Weysprings Books is a member of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and subscribes to the Association's Code of Ethics. Size: 7.5 "x 5"
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  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus, London
  • Format: Hardcover
xi+156+[32 ad] pages. Small octavo (7 3/4" x 5") bound in original dark green cloth with light green lettering to spine and cover. First edition. Herbert George "H. G." Wells (21 September 1866 ? 13 August 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. He supported Britain in the First World War, despite his many criticisms of British policy, and opposed, in 1916, moves for an early peace. In an essay published that year he acknowledged that he could not understand those British pacifists who were reconciled to "handing over great blocks of the black and coloured races to the [German Empire] to exploit and experiment upon" and that the extent of his own pacifism depended in the first instance upon an armed peace, with "England keep[ing] to England and Germany to Germany". State boundaries would be established according to natural ethnic affinities, rather than by planners in distant imperial capitals, and overseen by his envisaged world alliance of states. In his book In the Fourth Year published in 1918 he suggested how each nation of the world would elect, "upon democratic lines" by proportional representation, an electoral college in the manner of the United States of America, in turn to select its delegate to the proposed League of Nations. This international body he contrasted with imperialism, not only the imperialism of Germany, against which the war was being fought, but also the imperialism, which he considered more benign, of Britain and France. Condition: Small stain to front cover edge, some light shelf wears, spine heal and head corners bumped. Some foxing to jacket, some chips and tears to edges, spine age darkened, spine ends lightly chipped else a very good copy in like jacket.
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  • Publisher: The Cosmopolitan Publishing Company [1894]., New York
  • Format: Hardcover
Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-287 [288: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], numerous illustrations by Jean Paul Laurens, Saunier, Meaulle, Vogel and others, original two-part blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition in English. A translation of LA FIN DU MONDE, Flammarion's best and most imaginative novel, a panoramic view of humanity from the twenty-fifth century to the far future, Stapledonian in scope. "A work of remarkable scope and vision, one of the earliest and most ambitious cosmic histories, certainly worth reading, if only as a historical document. Of considerable historical importance, since it was probably read and absorbed by authors as diverse as W. H. Hodgson and Olaf Stapledon." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 778. LA FIN DU MONDE is Flammarion's "boldest scientific romance . an epic of the future. Although it is as much essay as story, this is a notable work, akin to H. G. Wells's THE TIME MACHINE (1895) and William Hope Hodgson's THE HOUSE ON THE BORDERLAND (1908) in presenting a striking vision of the end of the world." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 432. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-73 and (2004) II-407. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 639. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 299. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 84. Locke, Voyages in Space 74. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1592-95. Bleiler (1978), p. 74. Reginald 05459. Early Christmas gift inscription dated 1894 on front free endpaper. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, a sound, very good copy. An uncommon book rarely found in nice condition. (#89834)
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  • Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., London
  • Format: Softcover
Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-229 [230: blank], original maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, laid paper endpapers. First edition, early issue (before mid-1888, probable later binding with single star on spine panel and no publisher's monogram at bottom of same. A collection of five science essays and stories first published by Sonnenschein in as five separate paperbound booklets between 1884 and 1886 and subsequently collected in a single clothbound volume published in 1886. C. H. Hinton was concerned with finding ways of expanding the mind beyond the confines it had been taught to accept as final. His interest in the fourth dimension was the outcome of this search. In the famous analogy, pioneered by Hinton himself in A PLANE WORLD (1886) and by Edwin A. Abbott in FLATLAND (1884), a being of two dimensions would not be able to perceive a three dimensional object, such as a cube, and would perceive it in two dimensions only, as a square. In the same way, a man is not able to perceive any four dimensional objects, and if any are encountered, he explains them in terms of the familiar three dimensions. Hinton's fate was to be the inspiration for other men. His SCIENTIFIC ROMANCES provided ideas that may have influenced the early work of H. G. Wells and his speculations on multi-dimensionality inspired the more famous speculations of P. D. Ouspensky. See Rudy Rucker, "Life in the Fourth Dimension: C. H. Hinton and His Scientific Romances," Foundation 18 (January 1980), 12-18. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-98 and (2004) II-530. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1097. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V367. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 5-6 and 137. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 29. Bleiler (1978), p. 100. Reginald 07231. See Topp IX, pp. 98, 100, and 105. Cloth just a bit rubbed at head of spine panel and corner tips, endpapers tanned, a nearly fine copy with bright cover stamping. (#152384)
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  • Publisher: The Kin Press, London
  • Format: Hardcover
Kibbo Kift The organisation was founded by the charismatic Englishman John Hargrave (aka 'White Fox'), artist, author and Boy Scout Commissioner for Woodcraft and Camping, who had become disenchanted with the increasingly militaristic tendency in the Scout movement after World War I. Hargrave was promptly expelled from the Scouts by Scout founder Robert Baden-Powell. With a small group of like-minded, dissident, anti-war Scoutmasters and Scoutmistresses under his own direct leadership, he set about building an alternative and very different movement. Baden-Powell expelled Hargrave with extreme reluctance, and only after some wealthy backers had threatened to withdraw funding from the Scouts unless he was expelled. The Kibbo Kift (archaic Kentish dialect for 'proof of great strength'[2]) has been described as 'the only genuine English national movement of modern times' and was certainly very different from Baden-Powell's Boy Scouts. Based on the woodcraft principles of naturalist Ernest Thompson Seton that had been a key part of the early Scout programme, the Kibbo Kift was to be not merely a youth organisation but was to involve all ages and, very daring for the times, it was open to both sexes. The ideas of world peace and the regeneration of urban man through the open-air life replaced the nationalism and militarism Hargrave had detested in the post-World War I Scouts. Kinsmen and women were organised in Clans, Tribes and Lodges. Each individual took a 'woodcraft name', inspired by their ideas of 'Indian-style' names. The correct costume had to be hand-made by each individual or 'rooftree' (family group) and while the everyday 'habit' of Saxon hood, jerkin, shorts and long cloak must have seemed outlandish enough in the English countryside of the early 1920s; for ceremonial occasions, brilliantly coloured surcoats or silk-embroidered robes were worn by the various office-holders such as the Tallykeeper, Campswarden, Ritesmaster and Gleeman. Hargrave himself was 'Head Man' and his leadership was dynamic, inspirational and frankly autocratic. The Mark of the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift is typical of the symbolism that can be seen in many of their designs. Its meaning is: Worship (The K sign) Forever (the Circle of Unity and Eternity) Life (the Flame) through Knowledge (the Tree). Or again, ?Worship Life Forever with Knowledge?. The Kibbo Kift's central activities of hiking and camping were refined and elevated to the level of a spiritual exercise. The weekend 'Tribal' Camps and the great annual 'Althing' were marked by colourful and impressive ritual, inspired by their ideas of what Native American ceremonies might be like, but couched in language reminiscent of the Norse Sagas and rich in Saxon archaisms. Kinsmen were not only required to make their own lightweight, one-man hiking tents (the first seen in England) but to decorate them with vivid, symbolic designs of their own devising. Influenced by Hargrave's own artistic taste, an ultra-modern 'futurist' style of design became general, and the robes, regalia, tents and other items of decorative art, often of an extremely high standard, represent an extraordinary 'democratisation' of the avant-garde art of the day. The Kibbo Kift were never more than a few hundred strong. Kinsmen and Kinswomen included the Suffragettes Emmeline Pethick Lawrence, Mary Neal and May Billinghurst, the journalist Henry Nevinson, the photographer Angus McBean, and Ruth Clark. The Advisory Committee included Havelock Ellis, Maurice Maeterlinck, the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, H. G. Wells and Professor Julian Huxley. D. H. Lawrence took an interest in the Kindred and it has been suggested that Mellors in Lady Chatterley's Lover is based on an archetypal Kinsman. The growth of the Kibbo Kift was not without its setbacks. In 1924, the South London co-operative lodges challenged Hargrave's leadership, and seceded from the movement. They established their own organisation, The Woodcraft Folk, which
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  • Publisher: Sold by Howard and Evans Printers to the Cheap Repository. by J. Hatchard by S. Hazard Bath; and by all Booksellers Newsmen & Hawkers in Town & Country c
FIRST EDITION, with a large woodcut on the title-page, slightly browned, pp. 60, 8vo, old calf backed boards, rebacked, sound. The title-page states quite plainly 'in five parts': at the end of the text however is announced as 'just published' 'Part the 6th'. ESTC gives the sixth part a separate number (BL only). (ESTC N14163, UCLA only, including the sixth part)
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  • Publisher: George Gower, Kidderminster
  • Format: Hardcover
For extra pictures of the more valuable books, please press the 'Ask Bookseller A Question' button. In very good condition overall. This copy of the Bible includes the apocrypha. Inside is generally very clean with only very light foxing. Magnificent frontispiece showing the birth of Jesus - some very light foxing. Original full leather boards have been re-laid on original spine. Boards are in generally very good condition with some small marks etc. Spine is in very good condition with red nameplate. Slightly worn. Buying more than one book will save on postage costs. We have split our books into 70 + categories. Size: 9" - 11.5" Tall
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  • Publisher: Mari Eckstein Gower,
Redmond, Washington:: Mari Eckstein Gower,, 2013.. Edition of 35. 15.5 x 5"; 18 leaves. Printed on an Epson WF-7520 using Arches Cover, Mexican Amate, Fabriano Ingress cover heavyweight, Lama Li paper, and translucent vellum papers. Bound in paper over boards. Signed and numbered by the artist. Mari Gower: "Recently, I read a newspaper article about poachers invading a game preserve in Tanzania and slaughtering a herd of elephants. They took only the tusks, leaving the rest of the animals' carcasses to rot. And, the reason for this atrocity? The Asian illegal ivory market pays handsomely for the tusks to make chopsticks, key chains, and other brickabrack. Reading the story made me feel angry, sad, and sick to my stomach. Anger: because in my opinion, the world needs fewer key chains and more elephants. Sad: because these magnificent animals are dwindling at an alarming rate. And, sick to my stomach: because I feel helpless to stop this from happening. "So I did what I often do when I feel such strong emotions: I channeled them into art. Before I even started working on the visuals, the words, 'do elephants dream of dinosaurs and dodos,' came to me, setting the stage for how I would approach the project. I wanted the book to have the sense things dwindling and being lost. I chose to work with translucent parchment paper overlays, to give the pages a feeling that portions of the images were being peeled away just as the elephants are being peeled away from the African landscape. "I chose to start with images of mammoths from prehistoric cave paintings as a reminder: this has happened before. The rest of the poem and images seemed to flow naturally from that beginning. I don't know how hopeful I am that we can save our animal treasures from extinction. But at the very, very least, I would like the world to understand the value of what is being lost.
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  • Publisher: Mari Eckstein Gower,
Redmond, Washington:: Mari Eckstein Gower,, 2013.. Edition of 35. 15.5 x 5"; 18 leaves. Printed on an Epson WF-7520 using Arches Cover, Mexican Amate, Fabriano Ingress cover heavyweight, Lama Li paper, and translucent vellum papers. Bound in paper over boards. Signed and numbered by the artist. Mari Gower: "Recently, I read a newspaper article about poachers invading a game preserve in Tanzania and slaughtering a herd of elephants. They took only the tusks, leaving the rest of the animals' carcasses to rot. And, the reason for this atrocity? The Asian illegal ivory market pays handsomely for the tusks to make chopsticks, key chains, and other brickabrack. Reading the story made me feel angry, sad, and sick to my stomach. Anger: because in my opinion, the world needs fewer key chains and more elephants. Sad: because these magnificent animals are dwindling at an alarming rate. And, sick to my stomach: because I feel helpless to stop this from happening. "So I did what I often do when I feel such strong emotions: I channeled them into art. Before I even started working on the visuals, the words, 'do elephants dream of dinosaurs and dodos,' came to me, setting the stage for how I would approach the project. I wanted the book to have the sense things dwindling and being lost. I chose to work with translucent parchment paper overlays, to give the pages a feeling that portions of the images were being peeled away just as the elephants are being peeled away from the African landscape. "I chose to start with images of mammoths from prehistoric cave paintings as a reminder: this has happened before. The rest of the poem and images seemed to flow naturally from that beginning. I don't know how hopeful I am that we can save our animal treasures from extinction. But at the very, very least, I would like the world to understand the value of what is being lost.
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  • Publisher: NP n/d
  • Format: Hardcover
2 volumes (Mixed edition, see above).1) Folio, 226p. Rebound in half leather over cloth. Decorated title page. Age wear to binding, with browning throughout. Title page repaired but complete, with no parts missing. In Hebrew. Very good condition.2) , 312p. Rebound in half leather over blue cloth. Decorated title page. Age wear to binding, with covers worn and slightly frayed at the corners.Top half inch of back slip is missing, with rubbing. 1" tear to title page. Browning throughout. In Hebrew. Overall good condition. Work of Responsa on two sections of the main work of Halacha (Jewish Law), the "Shulchan Aruch". Written by one of the most profound and original thinkers in the world of Chasidism, also known as the "Sochhatchover Rebbe." (see below). On the author (Source: Public Domain):Rabbi Abraham Bornstein (also known as Avraham Bornsztajn, Abraham ben Ze'ev Nachum Bornstein, Reb Avraham Borensztejn) was born in Biala (Poland) in 1839, and died on March 20, 1910 in Sochaczew. He was a Hasidic rabbi (known as the "Tzadik of Sochachov" or 'Cadyk z Sochaczewa' in Polish.) He the son of a rabbi. When he graduated yeshiva became a rabbi in Parczew, Kroniewice, Nasielsk and from 1883 in Sochaczew. He founded there Hassidic synagogues and yeshivas. He is buried in the Jewish cemetery in Sochaczew where a "ohel" (burial vault) was built. Following his passing, his position was filled by his son Rabbi Samuel Bornstein (1856-1926), who edited Shem Mi-Shmuel.Bet Eked Vol.1, p10, item #246.
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  • Publisher: Robert Hale, London
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition, first printing. Original black cloth, lettered silver gilt on spine. 8vo. 184pp. In original dust-wrapper. Fine in d/w that is a little rubbed at head of spine but is else fine. Not price-clipped and displaying the original price of £2.25 on the front flap. From the collection of the late Peter Haining (1940-2007) and bearing his macabre skeleton bookplate on the front pastedown. Basil Copper (1924-2013) had his very first short story 'The Curse' published when he was 14 years old but he did not become a full-time writer until he was 46. In 1971 Copper's short story 'The House by the Tarn' was published in August Derleth's anthology, 'Dark Things' and he went on to have a long-lived relationship with Derleth's Arkham House. His work drew praise from Donald Wandrei who said of him: "He beguiles the mind as he lures the imagination beyond the outposts of reality". After Derleth's death, it was Copper who was given the rights by Derleth's estate to continue the Solar Pons series of books. Copper's work was also championed by editor Peter Haining, to whom Copper had dedicated his first book for Arkham House, 'From Evil's Pillow' (1973). Peter Haining was a British publisher, anthologist and writer, a long-standing friend of Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch and others and who had been responsible for the first British publication in book form of many of their early stories and other materials that had previously only appeared in pulp magazines such as Weird Tales (see Michael Ashley, William G. Contento : The Supernatural Index). Haining, whilst editorial director of New English Library and Four Square, was also responsible for launching or reviving the careers of many horror writers, some of whom were to become celebrated stalwarts of the genre. He was an early encourager and mentor to Basil Copper and had published Copper's very first collection of stories (Not After Nightfall, 1968), when editor of Four Square books and it was probably he who first introduced Copper to August Derleth. A nice association copy of a scarce book. See our other Abe listings for several other Basil Copper items from Peter Haining's collection, comprising what we believe is his entire oeuvre in the field of the macabre.
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  • Publisher: Robert Hale, London
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition, first printing. Original black cloth, lettered silver gilt on spine. 8vo. 184pp. In original dust-wrapper. Fine in d/w that is a little rubbed at head of spine but is else fine. Not price-clipped and displaying the original price of £2.25 on the front flap. From the collection of the late Peter Haining (1940-2007) and bearing his macabre skeleton bookplate on the front pastedown. Basil Copper (1924-2013) had his very first short story 'The Curse' published when he was 14 years old but he did not become a full-time writer until he was 46. In 1971 Copper's short story 'The House by the Tarn' was published in August Derleth's anthology, 'Dark Things' and he went on to have a long-lived relationship with Derleth's Arkham House. His work drew praise from Donald Wandrei who said of him: "He beguiles the mind as he lures the imagination beyond the outposts of reality". After Derleth's death, it was Copper who was given the rights by Derleth's estate to continue the Solar Pons series of books. Copper's work was also championed by editor Peter Haining, to whom Copper had dedicated his first book for Arkham House, 'From Evil's Pillow' (1973). Peter Haining was a British publisher, anthologist and writer, a long-standing friend of Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch and others and who had been responsible for the first British publication in book form of many of their early stories and other materials that had previously only appeared in pulp magazines such as Weird Tales (see Michael Ashley, William G. Contento : The Supernatural Index). Haining, whilst editorial director of New English Library and Four Square, was also responsible for launching or reviving the careers of many horror writers, some of whom were to become celebrated stalwarts of the genre. He was an early encourager and mentor to Basil Copper and had published Copper's very first collection of stories (Not After Nightfall, 1968), when editor of Four Square books and it was probably he who first introduced Copper to August Derleth. A nice association copy of a scarce book. See our other Abe listings for several other Basil Copper items from Peter Haining's collection, comprising what we believe is his entire oeuvre in the field of the macabre.
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  • Publisher: Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, Printers to the Royal Society
London: Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, Printers to the Royal Society, 1704. Hardcover. Near Fine. 4to. [24.2 x 18.8 cm]. (2) ff., 144 pp., 211 pp, (1) pp., with 19 folding engraved plates. Bound in contemporary English paneled calf. Minor ribbing to binding. Only very minor marginal traces of use. Very genuine. Excellent. First edition, first issue of this landmark in science by Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), here in a remarkably well preserved, unrestored example. "The work summarized Newton's discoveries and theories concerning light and color: the spectrum of the sunlight, the degrees of refraction associated with different colors, the color circle (the first in the history of color theory), the invention of the reflecting telescope, the first workable theory of the rainbow, and experiments on what would later be called 'interference effects' in conjunction with Newton's rings . . . The first edition of the Opticks ends with two mathematical treatises in Latin, written to establish his priority over Leibnitz in the invention of the calculus" (Norman 1588). * Babson 132; Dibner 148; Horblit 79b; PMM 172; Norman 1588; Wallis 174.
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  • Publisher: Appresso gli Elsevirii, Leyden
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition, and a very fresh and attractive copy of Galileo's last and greatest work; it is the first modern textbook of physics and the foundation of modern mechanics. The two new sciences that the book pioneers are the engineering science of strength of materials and the mathematical science of kinematics.the physics of bodies in motion subject to the force of gravity. After centuries of attempts dating back to Aristotle, the elusive holy grail of physics which this book finally addressed was no less than a precise mathematical description of the "law of fall." Galileo's contribution in book two of this volume constituted a necessary precursor for the monumental revelations by Isaac Newton in his own scientific masterwork of 1687, The "Principia." Galileo's "Discorsi" has few superiors in the hierarchy of science's greatest books: Newton's Principia is one of those few. This book is bound in contemporary vellum over boards. In very good condition throughout, the binding completely sound and the pages fresh and virtually free from noticeable browning or foxing except for a few occasional and small very faint spots which in no way detract from the book. Several contemporary ink notations in margin; two small corner chips in red leather spine label. Collation is verified complete. Housed in a beautifully crafted and handsome green morocco box. Today, it is very difficult to find such a fine example on the market at any price.
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  • Publisher: Petrus de Corneno
[Milan]: Petrus de Corneno, 1482. Hardcover. Near Fine. Small folio [27.4 x 19.1 cm]. (30) ff, with (77) woodcut diagrams in margins. Bound in later vellum, black leather spine labels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, in a modern slipcase covered with block-printed paper. Handsoiling to covers, signature of Henry de Cessole (from Nice, a bibliophile and friend of Jacques-Charles Brunet) on front flyleaf. Occasional minor marginal spotting, otherwise remarkably preserved. $125,000 Rare first edition of the first publication on perspective, and a crucial text that was studied by Leonardo da Vinci. Johannes de Peckham's (England c. 1230-1292) Perspectiva communis is illustrated with 77 woodcut diagrams depicting the human eye, the nature of vision, and the eye's role in the representation of space. Published in Milan by Petrus de Corneno in the first years of the 1480s, this first edition is of particular importance in the history of art for its close connection to Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) during the artist's period of activity in Milan. "Leonardo owned Pecham's book, which is listed in the book list in the Madrid Codex II" (Azzolini, p. 171): "I here record the books I keep locked up in a chest" (fol. 2v). Indeed, his friend, Fazio Cardano, "edited John Peckham's Perspectiva communis ... which Leonardo had the opportunity on many occasions to study and discuss with him. Leonardo, who arrived in Milan in 1482, just as the present volume was being published, frequently refers to Cardano in his notebooks. It was through these readings and conversations with Cardan that Leonardo expanded his thinking about perspective, mathematics, and the function of the eye. The eye was of particular importance to him, not only as an object of study in itself, but because it was the means by which all visible phenomena are brought into the mind" (Sherwin Nuland, Leonardo da Vinci: A Life). Leonardo even translated into Italian Peckham's famous paean to vision from the opening of Perspectiva communis (in the Codex Atlanticus, f. 542r). The artist's writings on the 'visual pyramid' as a symbolic form useful for constructing the illusion of three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface seems also to have owed much to Peckham's diagrams (see Kemp, p. 47). Leonardo's sojourn in Milan lasted from 1482 to 1499 and during this period he is famously known to have collaborated with Luca Pacioli on the De divina proportione (written in 1496-98 but not published until 1509), one of the richest sources for studying the interplay of mathematics, vision, art, and perspective in the High Renaissance. In his notebooks in 1495-99, Leonardo several times reminded himself to ask Cardano for this or that book "on proportions," suggesting that their discussions easily ranged from theories of optics and vision to more concrete matters of artistic practice and representation [see Azzolini, pp. 171-2]. Pacioli's De divina proportione contains 60 figures drawn by Leonardo representing geometrical solids and includes his famous proportion of the body inspired by Vitruvius. A casual comparison between the layouts of Peckham's text and the two texts Pacioli was producing in the 1490's (i.e., the Summa Arithmetica and De Divina Proportione) with their substantial use of marginal diagrams, suggests a stylistic connection between them difficult to ignore, especially given Leonardo's considerable relationship with these works. .............
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  • Publisher: London: by R. Bishop, for Wil: Hils, and are to be sold by Daniel Pakeman, 1640
2 works bound in one volume, duodecimo (140 x 75 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, marbled edges. Binding discreetly refurbished and presents well, internally a very clean, fresh copy, a very few of the typographical rules in the fore margin of the Machiavelli partially trimmed. First edition in English of Machiavelli's famous handbook for rulers (1513, published Rome 1532), dedicated to Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence from 1513. The Prince appears to have been banned from publication in England during the Elizabethan period, though translations circulated in manuscript. It was so controversial that it had to wait for over a century, and was the last of Machiavelli's great works, to be published in English. Margaret Bald in Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds remarks that "The English translation was published in 1640 when episcopal censorship broke down." This was a brief window of opportunity; it was listed again in 1643. Even then, Dacres found it politic to frame the book with moral reservations or "animadversions", though he did not allow them to seep into his text as did later translators Nevile and Farneworth; he also resisted more than they did the temptation to improve on Machiavelli's style by rhetorical embellishments. "Hitherto political speculation had tended to be a rhetorical exercise based on the implicit assumption of Church or Empire. Machiavelli founded the science of modern politics on the study of mankind Politics was a science to be divorced entirely from ethics, and nothing must stand in the way of its machinery. Many of the remedies he proposed for the rescue of Italy were eventually applied. His concept of the qualities demanded from a ruler and the absolute need of a national militia came to fruition in the monarchies of the seventeenth century and their national armies" (PMM). Machiavelli viewed The Prince as an objective description of political reality. Because he viewed human nature as venal, grasping, and thoroughly self-serving, he suggested that ruthless cunning is appropriate to the conduct of government. Though admired for its incisive brilliance, the book also has been widely condemned as cynical and amoral, and "Machiavellian" has come to mean deceitful, unscrupulous, and manipulative. The Life of Castruccio Castracani deals in somewhat similar terms with near contemporary Italians who had perpetrated criminal deeds for reasons of political expediency, and was probably a source for Mary Shelley's novel Valperga: or, the Life of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca. Machiavelli also gives an account of Cesare Borgia's murder in 1503 of his mercenary captains. The Machiavelli is bound second in the volume after another translation from the Italian: Virgilio, marchese Malvezzi's Romulus and Tarquin, written in Italian. And now taught English by Henry Earle of Monmouth. London: for Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at his shop, 1648 (third edition, first published 1637). Malvezzi was a follower of Machiavellian political thought, framing his political science as a comment on an ancient writer, in his case Tacitus. Like Machiavelli, Malvezzi presents an apology for honest dissimulation and speaks of "necessary violence". The translator was Henry Carey, second earl of Monmouth (1596?1661), whose works were largely concerned with wars, international and civil, and the use of power. His translation was dedicated to Charles I, intended to act "as a glass wherein you may see your soul". Bertelli & Innocenti Bibliografia Machiavelliana XVII/38; Gerber III, p. 104, no. 2; Printing and the Mind of Man 63 (first edition); STC 17168.
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  • Publisher: London: by R. Bishop, for Wil: Hils, and are to be sold by Daniel Pakeman, 1640
2 works bound in one volume, duodecimo (140 x 75 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt in compartments, red morocco label, marbled edges. Binding discreetly refurbished and presents well, internally a very clean, fresh copy, a very few of the typographical rules in the fore margin of the Machiavelli partially trimmed. First edition in English of Machiavelli's famous handbook for rulers (1513, published Rome 1532), dedicated to Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence from 1513. The Prince appears to have been banned from publication in England during the Elizabethan period, though translations circulated in manuscript. It was so controversial that it had to wait for over a century, and was the last of Machiavelli's great works, to be published in English. Margaret Bald in Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds remarks that "The English translation was published in 1640 when episcopal censorship broke down." This was a brief window of opportunity; it was listed again in 1643. Even then, Dacres found it politic to frame the book with moral reservations or "animadversions", though he did not allow them to seep into his text as did later translators Nevile and Farneworth; he also resisted more than they did the temptation to improve on Machiavelli's style by rhetorical embellishments. "Hitherto political speculation had tended to be a rhetorical exercise based on the implicit assumption of Church or Empire. Machiavelli founded the science of modern politics on the study of mankind Politics was a science to be divorced entirely from ethics, and nothing must stand in the way of its machinery. Many of the remedies he proposed for the rescue of Italy were eventually applied. His concept of the qualities demanded from a ruler and the absolute need of a national militia came to fruition in the monarchies of the seventeenth century and their national armies" (PMM). Machiavelli viewed The Prince as an objective description of political reality. Because he viewed human nature as venal, grasping, and thoroughly self-serving, he suggested that ruthless cunning is appropriate to the conduct of government. Though admired for its incisive brilliance, the book also has been widely condemned as cynical and amoral, and "Machiavellian" has come to mean deceitful, unscrupulous, and manipulative. The Life of Castruccio Castracani deals in somewhat similar terms with near contemporary Italians who had perpetrated criminal deeds for reasons of political expediency, and was probably a source for Mary Shelley's novel Valperga: or, the Life of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca. Machiavelli also gives an account of Cesare Borgia's murder in 1503 of his mercenary captains. The Machiavelli is bound second in the volume after another translation from the Italian: Virgilio, marchese Malvezzi's Romulus and Tarquin, written in Italian. And now taught English by Henry Earle of Monmouth. London: for Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at his shop, 1648 (third edition, first published 1637). Malvezzi was a follower of Machiavellian political thought, framing his political science as a comment on an ancient writer, in his case Tacitus. Like Machiavelli, Malvezzi presents an apology for honest dissimulation and speaks of "necessary violence". The translator was Henry Carey, second earl of Monmouth (1596?1661), whose works were largely concerned with wars, international and civil, and the use of power. His translation was dedicated to Charles I, intended to act "as a glass wherein you may see your soul". Bertelli & Innocenti Bibliografia Machiavelliana XVII/38; Gerber III, p. 104, no. 2; Printing and the Mind of Man 63 (first edition); STC 17168.
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  • Publisher: Felice Le Monnier
Firenze: Felice Le Monnier, 1853. Near Fine. Quarter green morocco and marbled papercovered boards, spine gilt in star pattern. Bottom corners worn through, still near fine. A handsome binding.
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  • Publisher: Scholastic Press
New York: Scholastic Press. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Three volume set including The Hunger Games, Mockingjay, and, Catching Fire. All three are 1st editions. The books are in Near Fine to Fine condition and have Fine dust jackets. The books and their contents are in clean, bright condition. The front foredge of the Hunger Games has a light tidemark / stain just to the edges. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jackets are crisp and clean. .
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  • Publisher: Del Rey
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780345347534
MAY NOT CONTAIN cd's, access codes, or supplements even if stated in the title. Shows normal wear for a used book. May contain highlightings and markings.
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Dunmow, Sept. 8, 1920. A fine autograph letter from H.G. Wells signed. Written in ink on stationary printed â??Easton Glebe, Dunmowâ?. Presented with a portrait of the author from a photograph. 21.5 x 17 cm, presented together with the 14 by 10 centimeter portrait and handsomely matted framed and glazed. Extremely well preserved and handsomely presented. A FINE ONE PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER WITH A BOLD SIGNATURE IN THE HAND OF H.G. WELLS, one of the greatest masters of science fiction and most popular turn-of-the-century authors. In the letter Wells excuses himself from participation in a review as his time is fully occupied, he then expresses a desire to hear from the recipient as the â??scheme developsâ?. His signature, â??Very Sincerely H. G. Wellsâ? is bold and flourished. Though best remembered for his classic science fiction novels such as THE TIME MACHINE, Wellâ??s was a truly multifaceted writer. He wrote additionally humorous novels of modern morals that were extremely popular in their time. He also wrote serious scientific reviews and sociological and historical papers that remain highly regarded. He was highly involved in politics and is remembered as being somewhat of a ladies man.
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  • Publisher: University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780295955865
0295955864 193 pages. Index and extensive bibliography. Black and white illustrations. "Spirit dancing, formerly in serious decline since the advent of Christianity, is now resurgent among the Nooksack of Western Washington and more generally among surrounding Coast Salish groups. Probes the reasons for this revival and describes the new context in which aboriginal rituals take place." - from dust jacket. Book clean and bright with negligible wear. Prior owner's name and date hand-written inside front board else unmarked. Light wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. An excellent copy.
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  • Publisher: Collins 1960
  • Format: Hardcover
A first edition, first printing published by Collins in 1960. A very good+ book with some off-setting to the endpapers and some spotting to the prelims. In a lovely near fine unclipped wrapper (showing 8s 6d net as called for). Some spotting to the rear panel, with a small nick to the foot of the spine. Some minor rubbing to the corners. SIGNED to the half-title page without dedication by the author. Rare third Paddington adventure and very rare signed and in such a lovely dust wrapper.
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  • Publisher: Marvel Comics, New York, NY
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780871353085
Signed "Stan Lee" on title page in black ink. Signature obtained in person at the Los Angeles Book Festival at UCLA on April 26, 1998. Photographs of signing are also available.
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  • Publisher: London : Printed by A. Strahan, Printers Street, for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1802. ?New edition.?
  • Format: Hardcover
1802 History of Decline & Fall of Roman Empire ROME Famed Edward Gibbon 12v SET ?Lo, there appeared a truly classic work: a history not majestic like Livy, nor compressed like Tacitus; not stamped with character like Clarendon; perhaps not so deep as Robertson?s ?Scotland,? but a thousand degress above his ?Charles?.? ? Allibone, on Gibbon?s ?History? (v. II, p. 1827) Originally printed in 1776, ?The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire? was written in six volumes by Edward Gibbon. It has maintained its status as one of the most important literary achievements of the 18th-century and saw numerous editions. This book?s popularity was partly due to it become the model used by modern historians and historical authors. This led to Gibbon being considered the first modern historian on the Roman Empire. This ?new edition? is printed in twelve volumes and includes a frontispiece of Gibbon in volume I. Early 19th-century examples of this title are exceedingly rare and should be considered a ?staple? in every library or collection. Item number: #750 Price: $950 GIBBON, Edward The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire London : Printed by A. Strahan, Printers Street, for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1802. ?New edition.? Details: ? Collation complete with all pages: 12 volumes. ? Binding: Leather; tight & secure ? References: Allibone, Critical Dictionary ? Language: English ? Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request.
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  • Publisher: London : Printed by A. Strahan, Printers Street, for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1802. ?New edition.?
  • Format: Hardcover
1802 History of Decline & Fall of Roman Empire ROME Famed Edward Gibbon 12v SET ?Lo, there appeared a truly classic work: a history not majestic like Livy, nor compressed like Tacitus; not stamped with character like Clarendon; perhaps not so deep as Robertson?s ?Scotland,? but a thousand degress above his ?Charles?.? ? Allibone, on Gibbon?s ?History? (v. II, p. 1827) Originally printed in 1776, ?The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire? was written in six volumes by Edward Gibbon. It has maintained its status as one of the most important literary achievements of the 18th-century and saw numerous editions. This book?s popularity was partly due to it become the model used by modern historians and historical authors. This led to Gibbon being considered the first modern historian on the Roman Empire. This ?new edition? is printed in twelve volumes and includes a frontispiece of Gibbon in volume I. Early 19th-century examples of this title are exceedingly rare and should be considered a ?staple? in every library or collection. Item number: #750 Price: $950 GIBBON, Edward The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire London : Printed by A. Strahan, Printers Street, for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1802. ?New edition.? Details: ? Collation complete with all pages: 12 volumes. ? Binding: Leather; tight & secure ? References: Allibone, Critical Dictionary ? Language: English ? Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request.
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  • Publisher: London : Printed by A. Strahan, Printers Street, for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1802. ?New edition.?
  • Format: Hardcover
1802 History of Decline & Fall of Roman Empire ROME Famed Edward Gibbon 12v SET ?Lo, there appeared a truly classic work: a history not majestic like Livy, nor compressed like Tacitus; not stamped with character like Clarendon; perhaps not so deep as Robertson?s ?Scotland,? but a thousand degress above his ?Charles?.? ? Allibone, on Gibbon?s ?History? (v. II, p. 1827) Originally printed in 1776, ?The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire? was written in six volumes by Edward Gibbon. It has maintained its status as one of the most important literary achievements of the 18th-century and saw numerous editions. This book?s popularity was partly due to it become the model used by modern historians and historical authors. This led to Gibbon being considered the first modern historian on the Roman Empire. This ?new edition? is printed in twelve volumes and includes a frontispiece of Gibbon in volume I. Early 19th-century examples of this title are exceedingly rare and should be considered a ?staple? in every library or collection. Item number: #750 Price: $950 GIBBON, Edward The history of the decline and fall of the Roman Empire London : Printed by A. Strahan, Printers Street, for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1802. ?New edition.? Details: ? Collation complete with all pages: 12 volumes. ? Binding: Leather; tight & secure ? References: Allibone, Critical Dictionary ? Language: English ? Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! Photos available upon request.
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  • Publisher: The Times
Printing House Square, London: The Times, 1920. Full Leather. Very Good binding. A heavy folio volume, in tan morocco stamped in blind. With 112 double-page maps. The spine has been discreetly patched with japanese tissue and reattached. Laid in is "The Times Atlas Indexing Frame. There are several institutional rubber stamps for "Geography Department | University of Maryland" but no external marks, pockets or other excrescences. Very Good binding.
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  • Publisher: NON PRECISE
  • Format: Softcover
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  • Publisher: Scribner's
New York: Scribner's, 1896. Limited to 150 copies on Holland paper, this no. 77. Quite fine and bright in plain cloth chemise, flyleaves with shadow from the chemise flaps. Limited to 150 copies on Holland paper, this no. 77. xi, 217p. Title page in red and black, printed by the De Vine Press. Bound in vellum spine over light blue paper boards, t.e.g. BAL 5819.
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  • Publisher: John Murray
  • Format: Hardcover
Two volumes. Bound in publisher?s green cloth with blind-stamped border and central panel. On the spine, gilt roll at head- and tail-piece, with title, author and volume gilt. Black end-papers. Presented in a custom green cloth slip-case and chemise. Octavo (7 1/2? x 4 15/16?, 190mm x 125mm). Both volumes with 16 pp. of publisher's advertisements at the rear. Both volumes: fore-corners very slightly worn. Very slight dent to fore-edge of front board. Head- and tail-pieces moderately rubbed. Boards moderately bowed. Text and illustrations fresh and crisp. Advertisements mildly foxed. Vol. I: front joint starting, rear end-paper cracked at head and tail. T7-8 uncut (i.e., unopened). Vol. II: some wear to gilt title. Lower half of front end-paper cracked. 2B uncut. Ownership stamp of Canon H.P. Liddon on front blank of both volumes. This first issue of the first edition (with errata on A2v of vol. II) is the larger of two formats issued simultaneously (boards 195mm tall). 2,500 copies were published on 24 February 1871. The Descent popularized Darwin?s theories of evolution (a word that appears for the first time in the writing of Darwin on vol. I, p. 2), and put them into broader social and anthropological context. Henry Parry Liddon (1829-1890) was the Ireland Professor of Biblical Exegesis at Oxord and canon of St. Paul?s Cathedral in London; as such, he was one of the most influential figures in the Church of England. Liddon is a fascinating figure. He was godson to William Edward Parry, the arctic explorer. He travelled with his close friend Lewis Carroll (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) to Russia. The account of this, Carroll?s only trip out of the UK, was published as ?Tour in 1867? and as The Russian Journal in 1935. Liddon is said to have suggested the title Through the Looking-Glass. Liddon was an associate of Darwin: they served on the Committee of the Aborigines Protection Society together. Darwin wrote a letter to J.B. Innes, dated 27 November (1878) about having heard a sermon, written by Pusey and preached by Liddon in Oxford, and disagreeing with the claim made that religion and science ought to be kept apart. In the present item, some passages have been marked out in pencil by Liddon (doubtless), indicating Liddon?s attempt to reconcile the two ? to find in Darwin?s thought compatibilities with Christian doctrine: No one supposes that one of the lower animals reflects whence he comes or whither he goes,? what is death or what is life, and so forth. (vol. I, p. 62) There is no evidence that man was aboriginally endowed with the ennobling belief in the existence of an Omnipotent God. On the contrary there is ample evidence, derived not from hasty travellers, but from men who have long resided with savages, that numerous races have existed and still exist, who have no idea of one or more gods, and who have no words in their languages to express such an idea. (vol. I, p. 65) Liddon has underlined ?ennobling? in the second quoted passage, and written a reference to p. 106: ?The ennobling belief in God is not universal with man;? it seems clear that he is seeking material that authorizes him to present Darwinian evolution as compatible with religion. This is a belief Liddon articulated in a sermon at St. Paul?s Cathedral three days after Darwin?s death, eventually published as The Recovery of St. Thomas with a Prefatory Note on the Late Mr. Darwin, 2nd edn. London: Rivintgons, 1882 (called by his familiars ?The Famous Sermon?): It may be admitted that when the well-known books on the Origin of Species and on the Descent of Man first appeared, they were largely regarded by religious men as containing a theory necessarily hostile to the fundamental truths of religion. A closer study has generally modified any such impression. (p. 29) The present item may therefore be regarded as a significant document in one of the most consequential debates in Western thought. Freeman 937, Garrison-Morton 170, Norman 599.
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London, John Murray. 1901.. New edition, with illustrations [the first of this 2/6 edition, November 1901]. Octavo. Pp.1031. Bound in publisher's mid green buckram cloth with gilt titles to spine, title panel and floral decoration stamped in dark green to upper. Some trivial wear, lightly spotted, discreet ink ownership to flyleaf. A near fine copy. 'The Descent of Man' is the naturalist author's second book on evolutionary theory following the 1859 landmark 'Origin of Species', and is concerned with outlining the application of Darwin's theory to human evolution, and detailing the theory of sexual selection.
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  • Publisher: New York Henry Holt and Company 1942
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition, first printing, A VERY FINE ASSOCIATION COPY INSCRIBED BY ROBERT FROST, to a friend and colleague at Harvard University WITH A HANDWRITTEN POEM, SIGNED and dated by him. With portrait frontispiece from a sketch by Enit Kaufman. 8vo, original blue/green buckram lettered in gilt within a gilt framework on the upper cover and gilt lettered on the spine, in the publisher's original dustjacket. 63, notes pp. A fine copy, the book near perfect, the jacket a bit mellowed at the spine panel and with minor edge wear. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING AND A FINE AND SCARCE SIGNED ASSOCIATION COPY WITH A HANDWRITTEN POEM BY ROBERT FROST. The book is inscribed by Frost to Virginia Proctor, secretary to Harvard President James Byrant Conant. Though Frost tenure at Harvard was short, his friendship with Mrs. Proctor lasted well beyond his years in Cambridge. It was President Conant who first cited Frost as "The Poet of New England" when Frost was given an honorary degree of Litt.D. in 1937. In 1938 Frost resigned from Amherst and was elected to Harvard's Board of Overseers and that year also saw him placed in the English department at the university. Conant reappointed Frost for the years 1939 through 1942. This book was inscribed to Ms. Proctor at roughly the end of the academic year, in late April, on the 23rd, publication day of the book, during his last year at Harvard. Though Frost's formal ties with Harvard would end in that year, his association with Virginia Proctor would continue for many years following. INCLUDED WITH HIS INSCRIPTION TO PROCTOR IS THE HANDWRITTEN TWO-LINE POEM 'THE SECRET SITS', which is published on page 72 of the book. Thus, the entire inscription reads;"We dance round in a ring and suppose / But the secret sits in the middle and knows / Robert Frost / To Virginia Proctor / April 23 1942 / Harvard In addition to the poem Mr. Frost has penned in his inscription, A WITNESS TREE includes 44 others, including such classics as "Come In", "The Gift Outright", "The Lesson for Today", "The Rabbit Hunter" and "Trespass".
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  • Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company.
First American Edition. Octavo. 91 pages. Deckled edges. Original Hardcover (blue cloth with gilt lettering and ornament on cover) with original (unclipped) dustjacket. Near Fine in very good - jacket. The beautiful dustjacket frail and with a tear along the front flap. Some fraying. But the dustjacket in protective Mylar. The Volume itself in excellent condition. Robert Frost was awarded the Pulitzer Price for Poetry for "A Witness Tree" in 1943.
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  • Publisher: HENRY HOLT 1946 DEC
  • Format: Hardcover
beautifully illustrated by Joseph Low, clear unmarked pages, no rubbing or closed tears, single stapled Dj good condition. Bill Ashworth signature on first page. DATE PUBLISHED: 1946 DEC EDITION: FIRST ED UNPAGINATED VERY GOOD, GOOD DJ. JACKET: GOOD DJ
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  • Publisher: Par Benoist Rigaud
à Lyon: Par Benoist Rigaud, 1578. Fine. Par Benoist Rigaud, à Lyon 1578, In 16 (7,5x11,5cm), (1) 221ff. (2), relié. - New edition. Rare. The earliest edition found in libraries is that of 1568 held by the British Library. Title page with engraved frame. Brunet III, 207. Calf Solid granite eighteenth. Smooth back the Grotesque. The work is a novel adaptation of the seven sages of Rome. The reference refers to Italian translation of The compassionevoli Avvenimenti Erasto (1542), imitation narrative; many European countries gave themselves a version such as Spain and England. The story of the Seven Wise Men of oral tradition, Its origin is complex, and some speak of an Arab origin whose book Sinbad is the model; the west knew this story by the Latin text at the beginning of the twelfth by Jehans Dam. The son of the Emperor Diocletian is called, after being taught by seven sages, at the bedside of his dying father. Her stepmother, the queen, falls in love and accuses him of rape. Sentenced to death, the seven sages each tell a story to the king who suspends the execution of a day. The queen will ultimately sentenced to death. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Nouvelle édition. Rare. La plus ancienne édition trouvée dans les bibliothèques est celle de 1568, détenue par la British Library. Page de titre à encadrement gravé. Brunet III, 207. Reliure en plein veau granité XVIIIe. Dos lisse à la Grotesque. L'oeuvre est une adaptation romanesque des Sept sages de Rome. La mention de traduction italienne réfère à La compassionevoli avvenimenti d'Erasto (1542), imitation narrative ; de nombreux pays européens donnèrent eux-mêmes une version comme l'Espagne et l'Angleterre. L'histoire des Sept sages est de tradition orale, Son origine est complexe, et certains parlent d'une origine arabe dont le livre de Sinbad serait le modèle ; l'occident connut cette histoire par le texte latin écrit au commencement du XIIe par Dam Jehans. Le fils de l'empereur Dioclétien est appelé, après avoir été enseigné par sept sages, au chevet de son père mourant. Sa belle mère, la reine, en tombe amoureuse et l'accuse de viol. Condamné à mort, les sept sages racontent chacun une histoire au roi qui sursoit l'exécution d'un jour. La reine sera en définitive condamnée à mort.
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