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1 A Beckett, Gilbert Abbott

The Comic History of Rome First Edition
London
Bradbury, Evans & Co.
1852

First Edition
Half-Leather
Good



Leech, John

Hardcover 1st edition - exactly as cited in the Carnegie Mellon collection Posner Library reference DG210 .A12 1852A, xii, 308 p. illus., col. plates, 21.2 x 12.7 cm. 10 fabulous hand coloured engravings plus numerous in-text woodcuts by the famed caricaturist John Leech. Nd s/b 1852, despite other works indicating an earlier date, biographies of Leech's work place this binding at ca 1851-1852. Pebbled boards, leather spine and corners, gilt rules, faded gilt lettering on spine, 4 raised bands. Some scuffing of covers, bumped corners, front exterior hinge starting. Interior clean tight and fresh with only some darkening on pages facing the coloured plates.
088068

Price: 850.00 USD
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2 Adams, Reverend John A.M.

Curious Thoughts on the History of Man ...
London
G. Kearsley, Johnson's Head
1789

First Edition
Half-Leather
Fair





The complete title of this work is "Curious Thoughts on the History of Man ; chiefly abidged or selected from the Celebrated Works of Lord Kaimes, Lord Monboddo, Dr. Dunbar and the Immortal Montesquieu replete with Useful and Entertaining Instruction on a Variety of Important and Popular Subjects; viz. Population, Language, Manners, Property, Love, Matrimony, Polygamy, Marriage Ceremonies, Commerce, Government, Patriotism, Agriculture, Peace and War, Taxes, Music, Gaming, Luxury, ecc, designed to promote a spirit of Enquiry in the British Youth of Both Sexes and to make the Philosophy, as well as history of the human species, familiar to Ordinary Capacities". Leather spine with gilt design and lettering, tan boards, 359 pages, a lovely bookplate on inside cover, former owner's notation dated 1790 on title page, otherwise very clean, remarkably little foxing. Covers are edgworn with bumped corners, front hinge cracking but still adhering. Top page edges may have been gilt, but if so very faded. Very interesting subject matter
014960

Price: 665.00 USD
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3 Bowen, Catherine Drinker

adventures of a Biographer
NY
Little Brown
1958

First Edition
Hard Cover
Fair
Good




Ex-library, usual markings, some shelf and edgewear otherwise a good solid reading copy
054642

Price: 15.99 USD
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4 Bracken, Peg

But I Wouldn't Have Missed It for the World! : The Pleasures and Perils of an Unseasoned Traveler
New York
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
1973
0151149844 / 9780151149841
First Edition
Hard Cover
Good
Good




Hardcover has slight edgewear. Some of the page corners are bumped and creased. Small ink signature on FFEP. Otherwise the text is clean. Jacket has been price-clipped, is slightly age-toned, has some chipping and a small hole on the spine. Overall in good condition.
039344

Price: 14.49 USD
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5 Brady, John

Clavis Calendaria or a Compendious Analysis of the Calendar Illustrated with Ecclesiatical, Historical and Classical Anecdotes - Complete 2 Volume Set
London
Longman, Hurst, Bees, Orme and Brown
1812

First Edition
Half-Leather
Good





Hardcover, 1st edition, two volumes complete, leather spine and corners, marbled boards, gilt titles on spine. Volume one is in very nice shape with some edgewear, shelfwear, bumped corners and some rubbing, former owner's small note inside front cover, front hinge a little tender. Volume two presents much more wear, with the front hinge being very delicate now. General shelf and edgewear, bumped corners. Fair condition at best. So, in summary, volume one is very good and volume two is fair.
098545

Price: 100.00 USD
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6 Brewers Association of Canada

Brewing in Canada
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Brewers Association of Canada
1965


Cloth
Very Good
Very Good


Illustrated

This is the authoritative book about all aspects of the brewing industry in Canada. This was the first book to analyze the Canadian crewing industry in detail and depth, with information about production, sales, employment, taxes, the preferences of the consumer, the history of brewing and much more. Ilustrated with colour charts and graphs. 142 pages with index. Forest green cloth boards and spine with silver lettering. Just a hint of edgewear on the cloth cover. Interior is clean. Jacket has some edgewear and sunning. Overall a very good condition copy.
044765

Price: 18.99 USD
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7 Carey, Charles Stokes

Commonplace Book of Epigrams
London
William Tegg
1872

First Edition
Hard Cover
Good





Tooled brown cloth hardcover, gilt lettering on spine. A few spots on front cover, front hinge starting, some shelfwear and bumped corners. Interior is however fine, clean and bright
028628

Price: 45.00 USD
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8 Carey, John (Editor)

John Milton: Complete Shorter Poems
Lebanon, Indiana, U.S.A.
Addison-Wesley
1971
0582484561 / 9780582484566

Soft Cover
Fair to Good





Edgewear and creasing of spine and covers,as well some age toning, otherwise still a fair, reading copy
NS12418

Price: 9.99 USD
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9 Cescinsky, Herbert ; Hunter, George Leland

English and American Furniture : A Pictorial Handbook of Fine Furniture Made in Great britain and in the American Colonies, Some in the 16th Century But Principally in the 17th, 18th and Early 19th Centuries
NY
Garden City
1929

First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good
Fair


Illustrated

The title says it all... more than 400 illustrations are contained in this important work. Some yellowing of endpapers, otherwise interior is pristine. Dust jacket is rather tattered, all else fine
023537

Price: 34.50 USD
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10 Colombo, John Robert

Colombo's Hollywood: Wit and wisdom of the moviemakers
Toronto
Collins
1979
0002166062 / 9780002166065
First Edition
Hard Cover
Very Good
Poor




Hardcover 1st edition - red covers with only a faint touch of shelfwear. Dust jacket is present and still serving its function of protecting the book but is quite tattered.
097571

Price: 9.99 USD
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11 Conroy, Robert

The Battle of Manila Bay : The Spanish - American War in the Philippines
New York
MacMillan
1968

First Edition
Hard Cover
Good
Poor
Ex-Library

Illustrated

Jacket has been tape repaired and is creased with heavy edgewear. Interior binding is loose in a few spots, but the text is free of any annotation. Ex-Library - usual stamps, stickers and markings. Otherwise an acceptable reading copy.
059836

Price: 12.50 USD
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12 Cooper, J Fenimore

Miles Wallingford
New York
George Routledge & Sons
1888
NO NUMBER

Hard Cover
Good

Ex-Library



A story about a man who, though sinking for the third time beneath the waters of the Hudson, is compelled by a literary necessity to be brought to life once more. The sequel to "Afloat and Ashore", with an introduction by Susan Fenimore Cooper. 455 pages. Usual stamps and markings. Ink inscription on front endpaper. Cover is discoloured with bumping and chipping of the edges and corners. Inside cover bindings are slightly cracked. First few pages have some spotting. Overall in good condition.
009751

Price: 24.50 USD
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13 Coulon, Marcel

Poet Under Saturn : The Tragedy of Verlaine
London
Humphrey Toulmin
1932


Hard Cover
Very Good





Purple cloth hardcover gilt lettering on front and spine. Some shelf and edgewear, bumped corners, interior fine, a little age toned
041012

Price: 16.00 USD
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14 Dean, James

Howells' Travels Toward Art
New Mexico
University of New Mexico
1970
0826300235 / 9780826300232
First Edition
Hard Cover
Good
Good to Fair




Hardcover 1st edition - Some shelf and edgewear, otherwise a good clean solid copy. Dust jacket is slightly rubbed & chipped, but otherwise still a good solid copy
NS18420

Price: 8.99 USD
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15 DeVincenzo, Ralph

Buying, Selling & Trading Guide Flea Market Shopper
USA
Dafran House
1972


Soft Cover
Good



Illlustrated

Still one of the better books, filled with b&w illustrations and 16 pgs of full color pictures. Covers a wide variety of collectibles, from Coca Cola to Playboy magazines, clocks, dinky toys, trading cards, paper dolls, pocket knives - if it's collectible, it's listed here. 320 pages. Some edgewear and creasing of spine and covers,as well some tears,& stains on the covers, otherwise still a fair reading copy
NS7078

Price: 18.99 USD
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16 Ferrell, Robert (Editor)

Dear Bess: The Letters from Harry to Bess Truman
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
W W Norton & Co Inc
1983
0393018229 / 9780393018226

Hard Cover
Good
Fair


Diehl, Edward P (Jacket Design)

Some slight shelfwear, tearing on dust jacket; otherwise a bright, clean and tight copy.
A7945

Price: 29.95 USD
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17 Flint, Russell

A Spanish Christening ( Dry Point Etching 1929 )

Russell Flint
1929


Soft Cover
As New





Excellent plate reproduction 9 x 11-3/4" - suitable for framing, clean and fresh early 1930's reproduction.
014636

Price: 24.50 USD
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18 Flint, Russell

Aragonese String Makers ( Dry Point Etching 1931 )

Russell Flint
1931


Soft Cover
As New





Excellent plate reproduction 9-5/8 x 14-5/8" - suitable for framing, clean and fresh early 1930's reproduction.
014644

Price: 24.50 USD
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19 Flint, Russell

Forlorn Dryads ( Dry Point Etching 1930 )

Russell Flint
1930


Soft Cover
As New





Excellent plate reproduction 4-7/8 x 5-3/8" - suitable for framing, clean and fresh early 1930's reproduction.
014641

Price: 24.50 USD
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20 Flint, Russell

Spanish Wheelwrights ( Dry Point Etching 1931 )

Russell Flint
1931


Soft Cover
As New





Excellent plate reproduction 9-1/4 x 12-1/2" - suitable for framing, clean and fresh early 1930's reproduction.
014642

Price: 24.50 USD
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