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  • Publisher: Delacorte Press, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789111475716
(New York). (Delacorte Press). (1982). 8vo. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION, one of 500 copies. Slight fading to spine of book. Gilt design on front of slipcase. VG in VG slipcase.
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  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780230202993
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  • Publisher: William Briggs
Toronto: William Briggs, 1907. Undetermined. near fine. 1st Canadian Edition, "Author's Edition", a brighter green cloth variant. iv, 82 [1]pp. 12mo. Green cloth with gilt stamped lettering on spine and gilt lettering and vertical line decoration on front cover. Slight bumping, wear and soiling to corners and spine. Mild rubbing and soiling to boards. Some places with very slight discolouration on endpapers. Small stamp from previous seller on ffep. Text block is clean and tight. A nice copy. near fine A1 a. (pp. 21) in Mitham (first ed.). Service originally put together this collection of poems intending to make a Christmas keepsake for his friends. He sent a cheque to cover printing costs and a typescript of the collection to the Methodist Book and Publishing house. However, the heads of the literary department were convinced upon seeing the collection of its literary potential. Book steward William Briggs was convinced by them to accept the collection as a publication of the house itself and not a volume published at the author's expense. William Briggs issued the initial order for the books publication on the 6th of December, 1906. Twenty copies were sent to Service, by Briggs, on the 26th of February 1907 and 30 copies were released for review purposes. The book was published and copyrighted on June 4th, 1907. It was originally priced at seventy-five cents but sold at one dollar; 500 copies were printed with an undetermined number appearing in green cloth and others in brown. 1907
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  • Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1920. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good +. 256 Pp. Full Morocco, Spine Gilt, Blindstamped Rules, Top Edge Gilt, Marbled Endpapers. Gilt Lettering On Spine Still Bright. One Of President Harding's Own Copies, Specially Bound For Him In Publisher's Full Calf, Watered Endpapers And Two Blank Free Front And Two Blank Free Rear Endpapers. A Tight And Clean Example With Only Traces Of Rubbing. This Is Not Signed By Harding. The Book Is From The Library Of Harding's Brother-In-Law, Although There Is No Indication Of Such Within The Book; We Also Had Another Copy Of This Same Book In This Same Special Binding, Not Included In This Listing, Which Was Inscribed To This Brother-In-Law, And A Photocopy Of That Inscription Is Included. This Copy Does Come With A Separate Signed Sheet Of Paper With Harding's Original Signature. [Author's Copies Of Books By The Presidents Seldom Come Onto The Market.]
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  • Publisher: Collins
Collins, 1966. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Near Fine. Signed by Author. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 447 pp. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust jacket is in very good condition but slightly worn at corners. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing . Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Biography & Autobiography; #63657; Signed by Author. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 37192. .
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  • Publisher: Archipelago Books
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9781935744184
First American edition of the first volume of Knausgaard's six-volume autobiographical novel, a literary sensation. 430 pp. Original printed wrappers with French flaps. Following the success of the series, Archipelago published a hardcover edition of this book in 2014; this is the true first American edition, published in a very small printing. Lower front corner a bit bumped, as is the upper spine front corner. Extremely mild edgewear. Unread. Signed on the title-page and dated 29/5-14; the signature was obtained at Knausgaard's appearance at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. The author made extremely limited appearances in America on this tour.
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London, England: Harvill Secker, 2012. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. London, England: Harvill Secker, 2012. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 1600 pages. ISBN 1846554675.
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  • Publisher: The Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Format: Hardcover
23 x 16 cm. Encuadernación de lujo en plena piel editorial con nervios, guardas en seda y cortes dorados. Vol 1 y 2. The Rise and Fall Of the Third Reich (1249 pp.) Vol. 3. This Is Berlin (450 pp.). Vol 4 y 5. Berlin Diary (973 pp.). Excelente estado, com IMPORTANTE. Lea Nuestras Condiciones de Venta y Gastos de Envío. Contrareembolso 6 eur.
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  • Publisher: London: The Grolier Society, 1906
9 volumes, tall octavo (257 × 180 mm). Publisher's dark brown half morocco, vertical floral design to spines gilt, raised bands, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt, others uncut. An excellent set. Each volume with frontispiece in two states, numerous monochrome illustrations and photogravures with captioned tissues printed in green. The Connoisseur edition, number 192 of 200 copies. The volumes are by different authors or editors, covering successive periods: vol. 1, to the sixth century BC, by Romesh Chunder Dutt; vol. 2, to the Mohammedan conquest, including the invasion of Alexander the Great, by Vincent A. Smith; vols. 3?4, mediaeval India to the reign of Akbar the Great, by Stanley Lane-Poole; vol. 5, the Mohammedan period as described by its own historians, selected by Sir Henry Meirs Elliot; vols. 6?7, from the first European settlements to the founding of the English East India Company, by Sir William Wilson Hunter; vol. 8, from the close of the seventeenth century to the present time, by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall; and vol. 9, historic accounts of India by foreign travellers classic, oriental and occidental, collected by A. V. Williams Jackson.
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  • Publisher: Grolier Society
London: Grolier Society, 1906 3/4 leather with marbled boards. Illustrated with color plates and b & w engravings. Pages are very clean and crisp. Spine leather is chipped and somewhat brittle. One board is loosening, 2 are detached, but still present. Connoisseur Edition, limited to 200 copies for England and America, this is numbered #2.. Connoisseur Edition Limited. Hardcover. Fair. Illus. by Yes. 7"x10".
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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780199247738
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  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0340148640
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  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 069103656x
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  • Publisher: J. Walthoe,, London:
Collation: A-2H8. Pagination: [16],480,[1]p. Old calf, worn, title on spine label, hinges started. Schowart was professor of history at Frankfurt. The translator takes time to mention an error overlooked by the licenser, Edmund Bohun. There was no love lost between these two men. Blount having laid a trap for Bohun with the licensing of a pamphlet that caused Bohun's fall from grace. Citations: Wing S892. ESTC: R12594.
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  • Publisher: Philadelphia : J.A. Bill
  • Format: Hardcover
viii, 320 p., [4] leaves of col. plates (1 folding): ill., ports. ; 22 cm. Bound in publishers brown cloth. Gilt spine. Wear to extremities. Chipping and loss to head and tail of spine. Tape repair to head of spine and front joint. Gift inscription on fep dated 1863. Front hinge cracked, gutter crack on p286-87. Foxing throughout. Ships daily.
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  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers
New York: Harper & Brothers. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1956. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. This is one of only four books written and published by Palmer Brown. All four are scarce in any edition, and especially scarce in First Edition. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some very beginning toning to the edges of the book covers. The front endpaper has been neatly excised by the previous owner - with a barely visible stub. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small edge nicks and tears along with several small to smallish edge chips missing. The dust jacket includes the correct points for a first edition according to Baumgarten (Green cloth binding, Harper & Brothers imprint, dated 1956, with a dust jacket that includes a $2.50 price on the front flap). There is some beginning toning / foxing to the dust jacket, mostly to the front flap. "When her father decided that Anna Lavinia's horizon needed broadening, he hit on the simple plan of tearing down part of the garden wall to give her a new point of view. Squarely in the middle of her new viewpoint rose De Pond Hill, and on a lavender blue day Anna Lavinia set out to explore it. What lay on the other side at once involved her in as many mysteries as a nest of boxes, and together with a new friend, toby, she began to unravel them all in a wonderful upside down world." This book continues the adventures of Anna Lavinia, and her menagerie of animals, first met in Beyond the Pawpaw Tree. "Palmer Brown (1920–2012) was born in Chicago and attended Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania. He was the author and illustrator of five books for children: Something for Christmas, Beyond the Pawpaw Trees and its sequel The Silver Nutmeg, Cheerful, and Hickory—all published by The New York Review Children’s Collection." .
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Crown Publishers. Hardcover. 0553447785 Crown; NY, 2014. Hardcover. First edition. Signed. Fine in a Fine Dustwrapper, NEW. Signed by President George W Bush on page preceding half-title page. Includes b&n black friday store receipt which offered a limited number of signed copies. 8vo[octavo or aprx 6 x 9 inches], 294pp. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additio . Fine.
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Riverside, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Simon & Schuster, 2000. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. An Outstanding Copy - Signed By The Author On The Title Page. Signature Only. A First Edition, First Printing. Book Is In Fine Condition. Boards Are Clean, Not Bumped. Fore Edges Are Clean. Interior Is Clean And Legible. Not Remaindered. Dust Jacket Is In Fine Condition. Not Chipped Or Crinkled. Not Price Clipped. Dust Jacket Is Covered By Mylar Brodart. Thanks And Enjoy..
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U.S.A.: Little Brown & Co (T), 1985. Copyright date 1985, first edition, first printing. Signed by the Author on a tipped in Slip. Brown cloth over boards with gold lettering and design on the spine and on the front. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. Light foxing to the top and for edge pages. Narrow Browning between page 454 and 455 cause by leather bookmark. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. Small chips along the top edge front head and back panel, also along the for edges shows wear. Dust jacket now in a clear protective cover. Text is bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible signed book.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Collectible & Signed.
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  • Publisher: New York: D. Appleton and Company
  • Format: Hardcover
Thick 8vo., three quarter morocco binding lettered in gilt with ornate gilt spine design. First edition, with steel engraved frontispiece of Seward, 200 illustrations, and fold out map. A striking work.
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  • Publisher: Hillsboro Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781577363279
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  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
B&W Illustrations; Children's Book. First Edition, First Printing. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. Tan cloth covered boards has periwinkle blue lettering and decoration to the front cover and blue lettering to the spine of the book. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with alternating full color and black and white illustrations. The spine of the dust jacket has some darkening / toning. This copy includes all the correct points for a First Edition copy. All of Palmer Brown's books are are especially difficult to find as First Editions with the dust jackets. "Cheerful was a city mouse, raised in a church. His father came from a long line of sober black-whiskered churchmice, who made themselves useful by gathering rice scattered at weddings, or by picking up crumbs after church-ladies' cake sales and such delicious crumbs, too!" The illustrations throughout the book are exquisitely detailed and at the same time, easily accessible to children and adults, full of whimsy and humor. "Palmer Brown (1920?2012) was born in Chicago and attended Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania. He was the author and illustrator of five books for children: Something for Christmas, Beyond the Pawpaw Trees and its sequel The Silver Nutmeg, Cheerful, and Hickory?all published by The New York Review Children?s Collection."
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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955. First Edition, Fifth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Hillary Knight, Illustrator. First Edition, Fifth Printing (stated Fifth Printing) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Cream cloth boards with black lettering and small girl jumping on cover, black lettering on spine. Light soiling (slight foxing to boards), no fraying or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Adorable illustrations throughout by Hillary Knight. 65 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), has one chip at top right corner edge of front panel (approx. 1/2" at deepest, 1-1/2" wide). Photo and bio of both author and illustrator on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Book size approx. 8" x 11". Classic, utterly charming book about am entertaining and precocious little girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
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  • Publisher: New York: Simon and Schuster
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959 First edition, first printing. Drawings by Hilary Knight. Near fine with a former owner inscription to front pastedown in a jacket with light chipping to the upper spine and a few small tears, minor toning to spine, otherwise very good.. Illus. by Knight, Hilary. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good.
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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
New York: Simon & Schuster. As New. 1999. Limited/Numbered Edition. Original Cloth. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION. Hardbound, with the original slipcase, limited to 250 numbered and SIGNED copies by Hilary Knight. As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap; Eloise, the six-year-old girl who lives in the penthouse at the top of the Plaza Hotel in New York City is turning the place upside down during Christmastime. Basis for the movie starring Julie Andrews as Nanny and Sofia Vassilieva as Eloise. Obtain the whole set of limited/numbered editions at a 20% lower price than the totals of the individual titles; Signed by Illustrator .
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  • Publisher: J. Schiffrin
Paris: J. Schiffrin, 1926. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Plates. First Edition In French. Complete Four Volume Set In Half Morocco, Gilt, With Elegant Gilt Spine Decorations, Over Marbled Paper, With Marbled Endpapers, Top Edges Gilt, Original Wrappers Bound In With Extra Preliminary And Final Endpapers. A Very Near Fine Set, No Rubbing To Spines, Gilt Brilliant, Traces Of Rubbing At Some Tips. Especially Well Preserved And Attractive, Solidly Bound For Reading. Contents, Including Covers, Fine, No Wear Or Marks.
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  • Publisher: Chronicle Books
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0811847357
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  • Publisher: Association Lyonnaise des Cinquante "La Belle Cordiere"
Lyon: Association Lyonnaise des Cinquante "La Belle Cordiere", 1932. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Printed wraps, in glassine dust jacket; 4to; pp. 86, unbound (loose gatherings, as issued) and uncut, with illustrations throughout. Number 37 from a limited edition of 50 for members, this one printed for M. Rozendaal (total limitation of 90). Fine, in chemise and (lightly scuffed) slipcase.
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  • Publisher: Association Lyonnaise des Cinquante "La Belle Cordiere"
Lyon: Association Lyonnaise des Cinquante "La Belle Cordiere", 1932. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Printed wraps, in glassine dust jacket; 4to; pp. 86, unbound (loose gatherings, as issued) and uncut, with illustrations throughout. Number 37 from a limited edition of 50 for members, this one printed for M. Rozendaal (total limitation of 90). Fine, in chemise and (lightly scuffed) slipcase.
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Cincinnati, Ohio. The Whitefish Press. 2013. 4to. (10 x 8). Two Volumes. Vol. 1: 203 pp. Vol. 2: 177 pp. Limited Edition. Set number 9 of 10 copies issued of the Publisher's Proof. Signed by the author on the limitation notice in each volume. Volume 1 is the life story of Gary Howells and his famous rods. Volume 2 contains the correspondence and letters between Gary Howells and a host of well-known anglers and rod builders, including Haig-Brown, Brackett, Keane, Lynch, McGuffin, Morgan, Payne, Trueblood, Schleich, and a host of other letters. Color and black and white photos. Both volumes bound in blue cloth with gilt titles on the spines and front covers. Matching blue cloth slip case with titles on the back and front panels. A nice set. Fine in a fine slip case.
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  • Publisher: LONDON ROUTLEDGE & KEGAN PAUL PUB 1959.
  • Format: Hardcover
FINE IN A VERY GOOD+ D.J. BOOK IS FINE WITHOUT ANY MARKS TO THE BINDING OR THE TEXT. OTHER THAN SOME SUNNING OF THE SPINE PANEL WITH SLIGHT LOSS AT THE TOP AND SLIGHT LOSS AT THE FORE-EDGE CORNERS D.J. IS FINE BUT IS PRICE-CLIPPED. A EXCELLENT CLEAN, BRIGHT, UNFADED COPY OF A MOST UNCOMMMON EDITION. FIRST EDITION. Binding is HARDCOVER.
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  • Publisher: Wendell and Van Benthuysen
Wendell and Van Benthuysen, New York, 1848. Early Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. EMORY, LT. W.H. Notes of a Military Reconnoisance [sic] From Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, New York: Wendell and Van Benthuysen, 1848.Octavo, Senate edition, pp. 416, 43 plates, brown cloth boards with paper label to spine. Howes E145 calls for a folding map in a rear pocket, but the present copy has neither map nor pocket. Howes believed the House version of Emory's report was released before this Senate version, which is shorter and supposedly has the folding map. The horticultural plates here are by Endicott, and all the others are by Weber.Condition of this book:Fair with inexpertly repaired binding, backstrip worn and chipped, paper label almost completely faded away, one plate loose. Clean. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; United States; 19th century; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 53310. .
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  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 0231075405
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  • Publisher: Masonic Publishing Company, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
607pp. Original brown boards, gilt and black lettering and decoration to cover and spine. Light edgewear and scuffing, some fraying to head and tail of spine. Binding is tight and contents are clean, foxing confined to first 4 leaves including color plates. The rest of contents are clear of any other markings. Contains black and white engravings, one folding map and 2 color frontispieces. Laid-in is a circa 1870-1880s photograph of a man in Masonic dress. A well-preserved copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
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  • Publisher: Masonic Publishing Company, New York
  • Format: Hardcover
607pp. Original brown boards, gilt and black lettering and decoration to cover and spine. Light edgewear and scuffing, some fraying to head and tail of spine. Binding is tight and contents are clean, foxing confined to first 4 leaves including color plates. The rest of contents are clear of any other markings. Contains black and white engravings, one folding map and 2 color frontispieces. Laid-in is a circa 1870-1880s photograph of a man in Masonic dress. A well-preserved copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
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  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press. 1932. The first book by this Osage writer, a history of his tribe and an account of life on the reservation during the tenure of its first federal Indian agent, Major Laban J. Miles, whose journal entry recounting his coming to the Osage reservation provides the book's introduction. An early book in Oklahoma's "Civilization of the American Indian" series. Inscribed by the author in 1934 "with special pleasure and deep appreciation." Sunning to spine; near fine in a very good, spine-tanned dust jacket with light edge wear. In what may have been the most prominent distribution ever for a book by a Native American writer up to this time, this title was selected by the fledgling Book-of-the-Month Club as one of its early offerings. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.
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  • Format: Softcover
Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2015-6-1 Pages: whole five volumes Publisher: Machinery Industry Press real estate valuation and analysis of the test center Case refined analysis and simulation exam. the book is written according to real estate appraiser licensing examination syllabus and textbooks Examination counseling books. Edited by the Global vocational education online courses Real Estate Appraisers line tutors. The book of the test points were refined. summarized. and with a rec.
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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2015-6-1 Pages: whole five volumes Publisher: Machinery Industry Press real estate valuation and analysis of the test center Case refined analysis and simulation exam. the book is written according to real estate appraiser licensing examination syllabus and textbooks Examination counseling books. Edited by the Global vocational education online courses Real Estate Appraisers line tutors. The book of the test points were refined. summarized. and with a rec.
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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781845920173
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  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959. First edition, fourth printing of this classic work, a national best-seller on its publication, Bernstein's first collection of essays and conversations on the world of music. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Leonard Bernstein on the front free endpaper. Small name above, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Dust jacket design by Ronald Clyne. Rare and desirable signed by Bernstein. This classic work is perhaps Bernstein's finest collection of conversations on the meaning and wonder of music. This book is a must for all music fans who wish to experience music more fully and deeply through one of the most inspired, and inspiring, music intellects of our time. Employing the creative device of "Imaginary Conversations" in the first section of his book, Bernstein illuminates the importance of the symphony in America, the greatness of Beethoven, and the art of composing. The book also includes a photo section and a third section with the transcripts from his televised Omnibus music series, including "Beethoven's Fifth Symphony," "The World of Jazz," "Introduction to Modern Music," and "What Makes Opera Grand."
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  • Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company
  • Format: Hardcover
This is as rare as rare gets and it is a well preserved piece of Literary history. This was written in 1942 by the wonderful writer Maureen Daly and while written for the adult audience, it became the very first Young Adult fiction book ever. It is a perennial favorite of young adults and has been through more than 45 printings over the 73 years since Ms. Daly wrote this while still in college. I discovered this fine specimen wrapped in brown paper (like we used to do, see last pic) and that really protected the boards (check out all photos). The pages are in very nice shape and show very little foxing. There is a paper that a youngster wrote about the US Flag in the back (see photo) and that has foxed and left some foxing on the end page where it was stored. The historical value, literally speaking, is enhanced not only by the first edition status (publisher's page reflects 1942 copyright as does title page and no mention of previous printings) but also by the fact that this is signed by Maureen Daly on the first end page with a "Best Wishes" inscription (see photo). Overall, the book is VERY GOOD + shape, very nice color retention for the boards, no marks or writing save for Ms. Daly's signature. This is an extremely rare book that holds a very unique place in book history. Here are some comments about the book and Ms. Daly from the New York Times in 2006 in her obituary; "Maureen Daly, a writer whose first novel, ?Seventeenth Summer,? anticipated the young-adult genre by decades when it appeared in 1942 and has endured as a classic coming-of-age story, died on Monday in Palm Desert, Calif. She was 85 and made her home in Palm Desert. Written when Ms. Daly was a teenager and published while she was still in college, ?Seventeenth Summer? told the story of Angie and Jack, two teenagers who fall in love during one enchanted summer in a Wisconsin lakeside town. Written in a straightforward, unpretentious style, the book is full of innocent pastimes ? boating on the lake, Cokes at the corner drugstore ? mingled with more grown-up pleasures like beer and cigarettes. Reviewing the novel in The New York Times Book Review, Edith H. Walton wrote: ?By a kind of miracle, and perhaps because she is so close to an experience not easy to recapture, Miss Daly has made an utterly enchanting book out of this very fragile little story ? one which rings true and sweet and fresh and sound.? Published originally by Dodd, Mead & Company and most recently in 2002 by Simon & Schuster, ?Seventeenth Summer? has sold more than a million copies worldwide, according to the reference book Authors and Artists for Young Adults. Though fiction about adolescents was nothing new in the 1940?s ? among its eminent practitioners had been Mark Twain, Booth Tarkington and Louisa May Alcott ? the concept of novels specifically earmarked for adolescents would not exist until the late 1960?s, ushered in by writers like Paul Zindel and S. E. Hinton. Yet a quarter-century earlier, ?Seventeenth Summer? anticipated many of these authors? concerns, as Teri Lesesne, a professor of library science at Sam Houston State University and a specialist in young-adult literature, explained in a telephone interview yesterday. ?For ?42, this is a pretty avant-garde young woman: she smokes, she drinks, she dates,? Ms. Lesesne said. ?She thinks about more than a chaste kiss at the end of a date.? Maureen Patricia Daly was born on March 15, 1921, in Castlecaulfield, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. She came to the United States with her family as a young child. When Ms. Daly was 15, her short story ?Fifteen? was published in Scholastic magazine. The next year she wrote another story, fittingly titled ?Sixteen,? that was included in the O. Henry collection of 1938, which gathered together the best short stories of the previous year. Then, working in the basement of her parents? home in Fond du Lac, Wis., she began ?Seventeenth Summer.?This offers a rare opportunity for the collector.
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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1953.. FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Octavo, pp.xx; 300. With 48 photographic plates (several in colour). Publisher's cloth in pictorial dust-wrapper. A lightly used copy with a few minor marks. Autographed by Hunt to title page. The fascinating autobiographical account of the the successful 1953 British Expedition to Mount Everest, led by Colonel (later Brigadier) Sir John Hunt, the mountaineering former commando, diplomat, and decendant of explorer Sir Richard Burton.
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  • Publisher: Collins
London: Collins, 1982 First UK Edition. Signed by Carver on the title page and additionally inscribed by him, on the front flyleaf, to his British editor and publisher, Peter Straus, in London, in 1987. "To Peter/with kind regards./Ray Carver/June 1987/London!" Fine book in a near fine Dust Jacket with two edge tears on the back and a crease at the upper front fold. A good association copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition.
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  • Publisher: Collins
London: Collins, 1982 First UK Edition. Signed by Carver on the title page and additionally inscribed by him, on the front flyleaf, to his British editor and publisher, Peter Straus, in London, in 1987. "To Peter/with kind regards./Ray Carver/June 1987/London!" Fine book in a near fine Dust Jacket with two edge tears on the back and a crease at the upper front fold. A good association copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition.
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  • Publisher: Collins
London: Collins, 1982 First UK Edition. Signed by Carver on the title page and additionally inscribed by him, on the front flyleaf, to his British editor and publisher, Peter Straus, in London, in 1987. "To Peter/with kind regards./Ray Carver/June 1987/London!" Fine book in a near fine Dust Jacket with two edge tears on the back and a crease at the upper front fold. A good association copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition.
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  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1981. First Edition. Softcover. Mild darkening to the spine. Near Fine. Uncorrected Proof in cream wraps of Carver's second major collection of short fiction and his first book to go into further printings. Included is the story "Why Don't You Dance?," basis for the 2010 Will Ferrell film EVERYTHING MUST GO. Reproduces many corrections in the text.
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  • Publisher: Published by Virtue, Emmins & Co. [Savage & McCrae, Stereotypers], [1859], New York:
  • Format: Softcover
Three volumes: each with original, separately published issues of 32pp. Each issue is stitched in original printed, pictorial wrappers. Profusely illustrated. Fifty consecutively numbered Parts, LACKING Parts 16, 21, 29, 32, and 48. Pagination: 516 [Colonial and Revolutionary Battles, ending in Part 17]; 512 [Revolutionary Battles and the War of 1812, ending in Part 33]; 560, [12] pages [War of 1812 and the Mexican War, ending in Part 50], Bound in at the end of Part 50 are title and contents pages for the three separate volumes. The section on Revolutionary Battles begins on page [137] of Part 5. The section on the War of 1812 begins in Part 30, page 413. The section on the Mexican War begins in Part 41, page 267. Occasional wrapper wear [the first Part has a good-sized tear in the rear wrapper]. Very Good. Rare in its separately-issued parts, this is a comprehensive military history of America from Colonial and Revolutionary times through the Mexican War. The original Parts offered here were "Sold Only to Subscribers." With biographies of the important naval and military commanders. The steel engravings are after original designs by F.O.C. Darley, Alonzo Chappel, and others.Not in Sabin, Nicholson, Eberstadt, Decker.
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  • Publisher: Düsseldorf: Verlag Kalender Hansjoachim Dietrich 1965
Gutes Exemplar der sehr seltenen Erstausgabe. Gedruckt wurden nur 300 Exemplare, von denen aufgrund der empfindlichen Bindung nur noch wenige Exemplare in gutem Zustand existieren dürften. Einband minimal gebräunt, Besitzeintrag. Innen sehr guter Zustand. Interessanter Sammelband mit zahlreichen, teils farbigen Abbildungen, u.a. 18 Seiten Texte und Fotos der Happenings von Wolf Vostell in New York, Ulm, Düsseldorf, Wuppertal, Kopenhagen und Aachen, außerdem Beiträge u.a. von Joseph Beuys, Artur Koepke, Allan Kaprow, Dick Higgins , Nam Yune Paik, Emmet Williams , Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, Dine, Segal, Warhol, Wesselmann, Indiana, Rosenquist, Johns, Rauschenberg, Tinguely, Klein, Arman, Christo, Cesar, Spoerri, Kienholz, Ramos, Rot, Gaul, Richter und Dietrich. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 500 8°. 55 n.n. Bl. Orig.-Karton mit Leinenrücken.
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5 Continents Editions, Milan, 2013. 328 pages. Tall, folio sized hardcover, bound in dark gray colored cloth covered boards and wrapped in an illustrated paper dustjacket. Texts in English. Minor bumps to the corners of the boards, but the binding is tight, the dustjacket has minimal shelfwear rubbing, and the interior is clean and free of markings. Beautifully photographed by Hughes Dubois.. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Dubois, Hughes.
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  • Publisher: McSweeneys Books, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781932416022
Seven Volumes in slipcase. Volume MC signed and inscribed bu volume, this is the only signed volume. Volumes and slipcase in fine condition. It is a very heavy set and will require extra postage.
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  • Publisher: HMSO
  • Format: Softcover
Softcover. The first 6 volumes : Part 1, 20th November, 1945 to 1st December, 1945, 327pp.; Part 2, 3rd December, 1945 to 14th December, 1945, 442pp.; Part 3 17th December, 1945 to 4th January, 1946, 339pp.; Part 4, 7th January, 1946 to 19th January, 1946, 443pp.; Part 5, 21st January, 1946 to 1st February, 1946, 376pp.; Part 6, 2nd February, 1946 to 13th February, 1946, 340pp. All taken from the Official Transcript. Includes many loosely inserted newspaper cuttings. Trade size softcover. Overall condition Vg. Six volumes weigh approx. 3.5kg so will require additional postage.
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  • Publisher: The Dolmen Press
Dublin: The Dolmen Press, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. 47 pages. A clean near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with some very slight wear. Signed and with a lengthy inscription by O'Grady on the front free endpaper: "for Caresse Crosby with love and in gratitude for the example you have given me over the years. Desmond O'Grady 14, September 1968. A nice association between O'Grady and publisher/patron of the arts Crosby.
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  • Publisher: E.P. Dutton and Company
New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1888. Very Good. First American edition. Large folio. Illustrated with 16 color lithographic plates after drawings by A. Wilde Parsons. Publisher's dark blue decorative cloth, floral patterned endleaves printed in gold, all edges gilt. The front joint is partly split, spine ends are frayed, corners are bumped, else a very good, internally clean copy. The color plates and tissue guards are very bright and clean, beautifully printed by Ernest Nister at Nuremberg, Germany.
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  • Publisher: Matthias Hüpfüff
[Strassburg: Matthias Hüpfüff, 1513. [7] leaves, including woodcut titlepage illustration (3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches), plus final integral blank leaf. Quarto. Dbd., leather tab on foredge of first leaf. Slight soiling and dampstaining in margins. A very good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. An extremely rare German translation of a newsletter first issued in Latin and published in Rome in 1513, reporting the Portuguese conquest of Malacca in 1511 and describing its rich potential as a commercial center. No copies of this seven-leaf edition are recorded in OCLC or RLIN, and only a single copy of another 1513 German translation, printed in Augsburg and consisting of five leaves, is located in the U.S., at the James Ford Bell Library. However, the British Library holds copies of both translations, and the imprint information for this edition is based on Robert Proctor's research on German books in the British Museum. The letter from Manuel I to Pope Leo X relates the conquest of Malacca by Portuguese military commander Afonso de Albuquerque in June 1511. In addition to providing details of this victorious battle, the report includes descriptions of the wealth to be found in the region and the importance of the city as a trading nexus. In particular, the text emphasizes how courteously the merchants were treated in order to ensure future commerce. Albuquerque's voyages and military exploits between 1503 and 1515 were instrumental in consolidating Portugal's expansion to India and Malaya. The present pamphlet also records his actions after he departed from Malaya and returned to Goa in 1512. These include descriptions of skirmishes with the Moors and embassies to other parts of India and Asia related to the payment of tribute to the Portuguese crown. As in the descriptions of Malacca, the potential wealth to be found in the region is emphasized. While the text of the pamphlet is entirely about the East Indies, the titlepage contains one of the earliest illustrations of an American Indian. The woodcut on the titlepage shows a native man and native woman on either side of an armorial shield immediately below a royal crown. The naked woman, with a flowering plant in her left hand, holds the bottom of the crown with her other hand as the man steadies the shield with his left hand and grasps a bow with his right hand. The man, with full beard, wears a feather crown, skirt, and leg decorations. This woodcut is exactly the same as that illustrating the titlepage of an earlier German newsletter reporting Portuguese activities in the East, Manuel I's GESCHICHTE KURTZLICH DURCH DIE VON PORTUGALIEN IN INDIA, MORENLAND, UND ANDERN ERDTRICH, published in Nuremburg circa 1507. This portrayal of the man, in turn, appears to be derived from images of South American Indians found in an illustrated Vespucci broadside printed in Nuremberg circa 1505-1506 (see EUROPEAN AMERICANA 505/11, and illustrated on the cover of the Wolfenbüttel exhibition catalogue) and broadsides based on Vespucci's third voyage printed in Augsburg circa 1505-1506 (EUROPEAN AMERICANA 505/13 and 505/14). The publisher of the present work also issued an illustrated edition of Vespucci in 1505, although not this one (see Church 22 for a reproduction). Of course, at this early time Europeans might well have supposed that the East Indians of Malacca and the natives Vespucci encountered in the New World were the same people. All of these broadsides and pamphlets, including the present work, were published within seven or eight years in three different centers of German printing. A remarkably rare early German newsletter reporting on Portuguese military and commercial activities in Malacca and India. No copies on OCLC, or VD16; a single copy located at the British Library. PROCTOR, INDEX OF GERMAN BOOKS 1501-1520 IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM, p.31, no. 10035. BELL M125 (variant translation, [5] leaves). OCLC 35837666 (variant translation, [5] leaves, James Ford Bell only). HOWGEGO A43 (Albuquerque). PENROSE SALE 156 (for woodcut illustration in the 1507 Nuremburg GESCHICHTE...) (ref). DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 4 (illustrated broadside, ca. 1505) (ref). GLASER, ENGRAVED AMERICA, p.16 (illustrated Vespucci broadside, 1505-6) (ref). EXHIBITION OF THE DUKE AUGUST LIBRARY WOLFENBUTTEL; THE NEW WORLD IN THE TREASURES OF AN OLD EUROPEAN LIBRARY, 1976 (see cover illustration and entry 3) (ref).
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  • Publisher: Matthias Hüpfüff
[Strassburg: Matthias Hüpfüff, 1513. [7] leaves, including woodcut titlepage illustration (3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches), plus final integral blank leaf. Quarto. Dbd., leather tab on foredge of first leaf. Slight soiling and dampstaining in margins. A very good copy. In a half morocco and cloth box. An extremely rare German translation of a newsletter first issued in Latin and published in Rome in 1513, reporting the Portuguese conquest of Malacca in 1511 and describing its rich potential as a commercial center. No copies of this seven-leaf edition are recorded in OCLC or RLIN, and only a single copy of another 1513 German translation, printed in Augsburg and consisting of five leaves, is located in the U.S., at the James Ford Bell Library. However, the British Library holds copies of both translations, and the imprint information for this edition is based on Robert Proctor's research on German books in the British Museum. The letter from Manuel I to Pope Leo X relates the conquest of Malacca by Portuguese military commander Afonso de Albuquerque in June 1511. In addition to providing details of this victorious battle, the report includes descriptions of the wealth to be found in the region and the importance of the city as a trading nexus. In particular, the text emphasizes how courteously the merchants were treated in order to ensure future commerce. Albuquerque's voyages and military exploits between 1503 and 1515 were instrumental in consolidating Portugal's expansion to India and Malaya. The present pamphlet also records his actions after he departed from Malaya and returned to Goa in 1512. These include descriptions of skirmishes with the Moors and embassies to other parts of India and Asia related to the payment of tribute to the Portuguese crown. As in the descriptions of Malacca, the potential wealth to be found in the region is emphasized. While the text of the pamphlet is entirely about the East Indies, the titlepage contains one of the earliest illustrations of an American Indian. The woodcut on the titlepage shows a native man and native woman on either side of an armorial shield immediately below a royal crown. The naked woman, with a flowering plant in her left hand, holds the bottom of the crown with her other hand as the man steadies the shield with his left hand and grasps a bow with his right hand. The man, with full beard, wears a feather crown, skirt, and leg decorations. This woodcut is exactly the same as that illustrating the titlepage of an earlier German newsletter reporting Portuguese activities in the East, Manuel I's GESCHICHTE KURTZLICH DURCH DIE VON PORTUGALIEN IN INDIA, MORENLAND, UND ANDERN ERDTRICH, published in Nuremburg circa 1507. This portrayal of the man, in turn, appears to be derived from images of South American Indians found in an illustrated Vespucci broadside printed in Nuremberg circa 1505-1506 (see EUROPEAN AMERICANA 505/11, and illustrated on the cover of the Wolfenbüttel exhibition catalogue) and broadsides based on Vespucci's third voyage printed in Augsburg circa 1505-1506 (EUROPEAN AMERICANA 505/13 and 505/14). The publisher of the present work also issued an illustrated edition of Vespucci in 1505, although not this one (see Church 22 for a reproduction). Of course, at this early time Europeans might well have supposed that the East Indians of Malacca and the natives Vespucci encountered in the New World were the same people. All of these broadsides and pamphlets, including the present work, were published within seven or eight years in three different centers of German printing. A remarkably rare early German newsletter reporting on Portuguese military and commercial activities in Malacca and India. No copies on OCLC, or VD16; a single copy located at the British Library. PROCTOR, INDEX OF GERMAN BOOKS 1501-1520 IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM, p.31, no. 10035. BELL M125 (variant translation, [5] leaves). OCLC 35837666 (variant translation, [5] leaves, James Ford Bell only). HOWGEGO A43 (Albuquerque). PENROSE SALE 156 (for woodcut illustration in the 1507 Nuremburg GESCHICHTE...) (ref). DEÁK, PICTURING AMERICA 4 (illustrated broadside, ca. 1505) (ref). GLASER, ENGRAVED AMERICA, p.16 (illustrated Vespucci broadside, 1505-6) (ref). EXHIBITION OF THE DUKE AUGUST LIBRARY WOLFENBUTTEL; THE NEW WORLD IN THE TREASURES OF AN OLD EUROPEAN LIBRARY, 1976 (see cover illustration and entry 3) (ref).
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  • Publisher: Nuremberg: 1613
Broadsheets, bound (21 x 17 inches). Engraved title-page by Wolfgang Kilian, engraved portrait of Besler, 4 engraved sectional titles of the seasons, 364 engraved plates of flowers and plants (only, of 366) on 365 leaves (only, of 367; the first figure in Summer 3 comprises two plates joined to form one folding plate "Martagon Imperiale") (Lacking privilege leaves, Spring B 4 "Coronae Imperialis" and Summer 2D 14 "Caryophyllus Multiplex"; the early leaves of volume one with some discoloration, dampstaining, some tears repaired on the verso of one or two images, some plates trimmed; first sectional title to volume two torn and strengthened on the verso). 18th-century mottled half-calf (extremities scuffed). Provenance: Bookplates of a 19th- century ecclesiastical library on each paste-down. "A monument to his passion for beautiful flowers of all sorts, commonplace wild flowers as well as the exotics" (Barker). First edition, one of about 300 copies printed, issue with text on the verso of the plates. One of the largest and most magnificent of the great flower books, depicting more than 1000 flowers from nearly 700 species. Commemorating the famous gardens of the Prince-Bishop of Eichstatt, Johann Conrad von Gemmingen (c. 1561-1612), and as such one of the earliest pictorial records of flowers from a single garden: "we do not know how much the bishop spent on the exotic new species acquired from the merchants of Amsterdam, Antwerp and Brussels. but "Hortus Eystettensis" remains, no doubt as the bishop planned, a monument to his passion for beautiful flowers of all sorts, commonplace wild flowers as well as the exotics obtained and cultivated with such care and difficulty. Von Gemmingen deserves the credit for acquiring and growing flowers simply as beautiful things, for creating a suitable setting for them and finally, FOR CAUSING TO BE PRINTED THE FIRST BOOK DEVOTED TO RECORDING THEIR BEAUTY" (Barker). A copy with a significant ownership history recently sold at Christie's Sale 12139, Valuable Books and Manuscripts, on July 13th, 2016 for GBP 1,930,500, though it was the issue without the descriptive text. Besler was a Nuremberg apothecary and collector of natural curiosities. Important influences were the botanical works of Joachim Camerarius the Younger, Charles de l"Ecluse, Caspar Bauhin, Castore Durante, Caspar Schwenckfeld, Jakob Theodor (Tabernaemontanus), and Matthias de l'Obel. The "Hortus" was complete in Autumn 1613 and at least 300 copies were issued. Most of the original "plate" drawings are still extant (having been preserved by Christoph Jakob Trew), and are now in the University Library, Erlangen. They are possibly by Wolfgang Kilian of Augsburg, the most important of the ten engravers involved, and are after drawings from nature by various artists. Other engravers included Georg Gartner, Johann Leypolt, Levin van Hulsen and his son Friedrich, Peter Isselburg, Servatius Raeven and Heinrich Ulrich. The copper plates survived until 1817, when they were melted down by the Royal Mint in Munich. Cleveland "Herbal" 159; Hunt 430 (1713 edition); Nissen BBI 158; Pritzel 745; Stafleu TL2 497; see also Nicolas Barker, "Hortus Eystettensis: The Bishop's Garden and Besler's Magnificent Book" (London, 1995). Arader Galleries is determined to be the most competitive price for work of equal quality. Catalogued by Kate Hunter
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  • Format: Hardcover
A Rival of the Yale Shingle Yale Law School. Stanley, W.K., Editor. The Yale Law School Mirror. New Haven: Yale University Law School, 1899. vii, 97, xxxvi pp. Includes thirty-six pages of advertisements, additional ads to endleaves. Photographs. Plates. Oblong octavo (8" x 7"). Original cloth, gilt title cartouche to front board. Some rubbing to extremities, owner bookplate (of Harry Crosby Camp) to front pastedown, internally clean. $200. * Published from 1898 to 1900, this yearbook competed against the more successful Yale Shingle. Unlike its rival, the Mirror appeared to be a quasi-official publication that concentrated on factual information about the school rather than colorful anecdotes about the students. It is thus a useful trove of information about Yale Law School at the turn of the twentieth century. Crosby, owner of our copy, was a member of class of 1900.
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  • Publisher: Artists' Workshop Press
Detroit: Artists' Workshop Press, No Date. First edition. Loose Sheets. Very Good. Single sheet broadside poem. Measures 8 1/2 x 11". Folded once for mailing. Faint staple holes present as this is how it was mailed. Very good condition. Published as Free Poems / Among Friends #10. An untitled poem whose first line begins "Hart Crane, Harry Crosby,...). Poem is undated, but likely from circa 1966-67. Quite scarce.
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  • Publisher: The Clarendon Press, Oxford
  • Format: Hardcover
A new edition with corrections and remarks by Nicholas Revett and an introductory account of the author by Ralph Churton. 2 vols. 8vo. Pp xxxvii, 352, 7 (index); xiv, 370, 9 (index). Vol 2 has 6 folding maps - as called for (foxed with off-setting). There are no maps called for in vol 1. Vol 1 covers travels in Asia Minor; Vol 2 covers travels in Greece. The volumes are uniformly bound in cloth with leather title labels to spines but the colours of cloth vary - Vol 1, salmon; vol 2, gray, presumably to indicate the separate contents of the two volumes. Uncut, and in sound, tight condition.
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  • Publisher: Hutchinson. London nd (c.1927).
  • Format: Hardcover
Blue cloth boards 274pp. illustrated b/w photos. fold-out chart at rear. This 1925 flight was undertaken in the Italian dirigible N1 rechristened as Norge. The flight reached latitude 88° North. No inscriptions. boards a bit spotted and spine slightly darkened. edges foxed, and some foxing here and there throughout (the plates are clear). bookplate front pastedown. tight, sound and clean G++ copy. no dustwrapper. The chart is lightly tanned but there are no tears.
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  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
London: Hodder and Stoughton. Hardcover. 307 pages. Index. Black and white photographic portrait frontis of author. Twenty-one additional black and white plates. "Thirty-two years spent in work for deep-sea fishermen, twenty-seven of which years have been passed in Labrador and Northern Newfoundland, have necessarily give me some experiences which may be helpful to others. I feel that this alone justifies the writing of this story." - from Preface. Gilt lettering upon partially-sunned backstrip remains clearly legible. Hinges taped. Prior owner's details and gift greetings (dated 1921) upon front endpaper else unmarked. Minor lean to spine. Average wear. Circa 1921. . Fair. 1921. First Edition.
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  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
London: Hodder and Stoughton. Hardcover. 307 pages. Index. Black and white photographic portrait frontis of author. Twenty-one additional black and white plates. "Thirty-two years spent in work for deep-sea fishermen, twenty-seven of which years have been passed in Labrador and Northern Newfoundland, have necessarily give me some experiences which may be helpful to others. I feel that this alone justifies the writing of this story." - from Preface. Gilt lettering upon partially-sunned backstrip remains clearly legible. Hinges taped. Prior owner's details and gift greetings (dated 1921) upon front endpaper else unmarked. Minor lean to spine. Average wear. Circa 1921. . Fair. 1921. First Edition.
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  • Publisher: Michael Joseph,
Michael Joseph,, [1956]. 8vo., First Edition, endpapers lightly spotted, fore-edges moderately foxed; original black cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter with one short closed tear at lower edge of front panel, chipped with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at head and tail of backstrip, and moderately spotted on (predominantly white) rear panel. The author's fourth book and first collection of short stories, with striking dustwrapper artwork by Richard Barton. Collects ten short stories as follows: 'Chronoclasm', 'Time to Rest', 'Meteor', 'Survival', 'Pawley's Peepholes', 'Opposite Number', 'Pillar to Post', 'Dumb Martian', 'Compassion Circuit', 'Wild Flower'. Very scarce, especially in the dustwrapper.
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  • Publisher: Art & Art, Dijon, France
  • Format: Hardcover
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 300 copies (this being #95) numbered in pencil on the colophon page. Soft cover. Matt gray French fold wrappers with title printed in black, no dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated (24 pp.), with nine sepia-toned plates printed on heavy ivory paper. 8-1/4 x 5-5/8 inches. Out of print. Scarce. Fine. This artist's book is featured as number 65 in Jennifer Flay's "Christian Boltanski: Catalogue -- Books, Printed Matter and Ephemera, 1966-1991." Translated from the artist's text: "Several years ago I came across these photographs in a box of cigars."
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