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Scarne On Cards
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Scarne On Cards

By John Scarne

Scarne On Cards by John Scarne, Seventy-Five Illustrations by George Karger Including a Photographic Section on Cheating at Cards, Crown Publishers, 1949, First (1st) Edition ---- Very Good Vintage Condition. The books are clean, secure bindings, unmarked inner pages, previous owners names written and dated on rear-of-cover front boards, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds, no remainder marks, not ex-library. Some light surface wear all around due to age, use, storage and handling. Please review pictures for greater detail. Free USA Shipping ---- John Scarne (1903 – 1985) was an American magician and author who was particularly adept at playing card manipulation. He became known as an expert on cards and other games, and authored a number of popular books on cards, gambling, and related topics.

$29.99

Scarne On Dice
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Scarne On Dice

By John Scarne

Scarne On Dice by John Scarne with Clayton Rawson, Photos by George Karger, The Military Service Publishing Co.Hardcover, 1945, Third Revised Printing ---- Very Good Vintage Condition. The book is clean, secure binding, unmarked inner pages, previous owners names written and dated on rear-of-cover front board, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds, no remainder marks, not ex-library. Some light surface wear all around due to age, use, storage and handling. Please review pictures for greater detail. Free USA Shipping ---- John Scarne (1903 – 1985) was an American magician and author who was particularly adept at playing card manipulation. He became known as an expert on cards and other games, and authored a number of popular books on cards, gambling, and related topics.

$24.99

Ikka Issho: My Like with Ikebana
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Ikka Issho: My Like with Ikebana

By Seifu Noguchi

Ikka Issho: My Like with Ikebana By Seifu Noguchi. Published by Tankosha Topica, Japan, 2004, Illustration titles and descriptions in English, Preface in English, Remaining Text in Japanese, Hardcover, Dust Jacket, Comes with a 16-Page booklet titled "Memoirs" by Seifu Noguchi and a fine paper calligraphy decorated bookmark. ---- As New. Used in Fine condition. No discernible signs of any wear. Free USA Shipping - Ikebana (生け花, 活け花, "arranging flowers" or "making flowers come alive") is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. "Ikebana" is from the Japanese ikeru (生ける, "to arrange (flowers), have life, be living") and hana (花, "flower"). Possible translations include "giving life to flowers" and "arranging flowers". It is also known as Kadō (華道, "way of flowers"). The tradition dates back to the 7th century when floral offerings were made at altars. Later, they were placed in the tokonoma (alcove) of a home. Ikebana reached its first zenith in the 16th century under the influence of Buddhist tea masters and has grown over the centuries, with over 1,000 different schools in Japan and abroad. Kadō is counted as one of the three classical Japanese arts of refinement, along with kōdō for incense appreciation and chadō for tea and the tea ceremony. The preeminent teachers of Ikebana Saga Goryu include: Hoin Seifu Noguchi; Hoin Shugetsu Minami; and Hoin Etsuho Kakihana.

$92.99

William Shakespeare: The Sonnets
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William Shakespeare: The Sonnets

By William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare: The Sonnets, Decorations by Reynolds Stone, Published by The Folio Society, 1947, Very Rare, 1st Edition, Published With the Founding of the Folio Society, Elegant Half -Leather, Hard Bound, Gold Emblem Stamped, Marble Paper Backed Boards, Gold Gilt Accents and Lettering, Gold Gilded Along the Top Edge. ----- Near Fine Antiquarian Condition. Faint to indiscernible signs of any wear. The book is clean, secure binding, crisp inner pages, unmarked, no writing, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds, not ex-library. A stunning volume. Free USA Shipping ----- The Folio Society is a privately owned London-based publisher, founded by Charles Ede in 1947. It produces illustrated hardback editions of classic fiction and non-fiction books, poetry and children's titles. Folio editions feature specially designed bindings and include artist-commissioned illustrations (most often in fiction titles) or researched artworks and photographs (in non-fiction titles). Shakespeare's sonnets are poems that William Shakespeare wrote on a variety of themes. When discussing or referring to Shakespeare's sonnets, it is almost always a reference to the 154 sonnets that were first published all together in a quarto in 1609; however, there are six additional sonnets that Shakespeare wrote and included in the plays Romeo and Juliet, Henry V and Love's Labour's Lost. There is a partial sonnet found in the play Edward III.

$250.00

The Making of a Peasant Doctor
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The Making of a Peasant Doctor

By Yang Hsiao

The Making of a Peasant Doctor by Yang Hsiao, Illustrations by Yao Yu-to and Fan Tseng, 1976 Foreign Language Press, 1st Edition, Printed in Peking, China, English Text, Soft cover paperback. A vintage propaganda book published and exported for western/English readers. Communist China was under the rule of Mao Zedong (Chairman Mao) at the time. A lovely volume, lavishly illustrated with 10 leaves of plates. 199 pages. ---- Very Good vintage copy. The book is clean, uncreased spine, secure binding, unmarked, no writing, no highlighting, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds, no remainder marks, not ex-library. Some light surface wear from age, use, storage and handling. Free USA Shipping ---- When originally published in China in 1976, the original publisher described the book as: "This is a short novel describing the growth of a 'barefoot doctor' in China's countryside. Such rural medical workers, who farm as well as prevent and cure disease (in south China, where they originated, they work barefoot in the paddy-fields), are a product of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and, from the very first, have been welcomed wholeheartedly by the masses of China's peasants. The young 'barefoot doctor,' Hung-yu, educated by Mao Tsetung Thought, is keen on improving his skill, determined to serve his fellow villagers heart and mind, and brave in fighting the class enemy. The story gives warm praise to the great victory of Chairman Mao's revolutionary line in medicine. The events of the story stand out vividly, presenting a true-to-life picture of China's countryside today."

$14.99

Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley
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Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley

By Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poems of Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Easton Press Edition, 1995, Collectors Edition Bound in Genuine Leather, Frontispiece Illustration by Christopher Simon. The Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1995. Limited Collectors Edition Bound in Genuine Leather, this Hardcover. Accented with 22kt gold gilt decorative spine and gilded edges. Printed on acid-neutral archival quality paper. The end-sheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. 6.5 inches tall x 4.5 inches wide. ----- Fine, As New Condition. No discernible signs of any wear. The book is clean, tight and secure binding as if never opened, unmarked, no writing, no highlighting, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds. Please review pictures for greater detail. Free USA Shipping ----- Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, who is regarded by some as among the finest lyric and philosophical poets in the English language, and one of the most influential. A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not see fame during his lifetime, but recognition of his achievements in poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron, John Keats, Leigh Hunt, Thomas Love Peacock and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. Shelley is perhaps best known for classic poems such as "Ozymandias", "Ode to the West Wind", "To a Skylark", "Music, When Soft Voices Die", "The Cloud" and The Masque of Anarchy. His other major works include a groundbreaking verse drama, The Cenci (1819), Queen Mab (later reworked as The Daemon of the World), Alastor, The Revolt of Islam, Adonais, Prometheus Unbound (1820) – widely considered to be his masterpiece –, Hellas: A Lyrical Drama (1821) and his final, unfinished work, The Triumph of Life (1822).

$39.99

Poems of Robert Burns
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Poems of Robert Burns

By Robert Burns

Poems of Robert Burns, The Easton Press Edition, 1995, Collectors Edition Bound in Genuine Leather, Frontispiece Illustration by Christopher Simon. The Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1995. Limited Collectors Edition Bound in Genuine Leather, this Hardcover. Accented with 22kt gold gilt decorative spine and gilded edges. Printed on acid-neutral archival quality paper. The end-sheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines ---- Fine, As New Condition. No discernible signs of any wear. The book is clean, tight and secure binding as if never opened, unmarked, no writing, no highlighting, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds. Please review pictures for greater detail. Free USA Shipping ---- Robert Burns (1759–1796), also known familiarly as Rabbie Burns, the National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire and the Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest. He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish diaspora around the world. Celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature.

$33.99

Man in the Iron Mask / Black Tulip
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Man in the Iron Mask / Black Tulip

By Alexandre Dumas

Man in the Iron Mask / Black Tulip By Alexandre Dumas. Published by Thomas Nelson and Sons, New York. Elegant dark green full leather volume from the collected works of Alexandre Dumas. Gold gilt top-edging and spine. Marbled boards. Antique bookplate. Illustrated front-page. Satin ribbon page marker. Undated, circa late 1800's / early 1900's. Each book measures 6 1/4" x 4 1/4" x 3/4" ---- Near Fine antiquarian condition. The books are clean, securely bound, pristine undamaged leather, bright gold gilt edging and spine, unmarked, no writing, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds, not ex-library. Some light signs of general wear due to age, use, storage and handling. Please review pictures for greater detail. Free USA Shipping ---- Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) was a French writer. His works have been translated into many languages, and he is one of the most widely read French authors. Many of his historical novels of high adventure were originally published as serials, including The Count of Monte Cristo, The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After, and The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later. The Vicomte of Bragelonne: Ten Years Later (French: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas. It is the third and last of The d'Artagnan Romances, following The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After. In three-volume English editions the volumes are entitled The Vicomte de Bragelonne, Louise de la Vallière, and The Man in the Iron Mask.

$49.99

A New Treatise of Instrumentation
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A New Treatise of Instrumentation

By François-Auguste Gevaert

A New Treatise of Instrumentation By François-Auguste Gevaert, English Edition Translated by E. F. E. Suddard, Published by Henry Lemoine & Co. (undated, circa 1885). ---- Hard Bound with marbled boards, 11.5 x 8.5 inches, Ex-Library with the usual stamps and markings, in this case vintage and unassuming near the front matter. The book is clean, binding tight and secure, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping. General surface wear from age, use, storage and handling. Please review pictures for greater detail. Free USA Shipping ---- François-Auguste Gevaert (1828-1908) was a Belgian musicologist and composer. Though during his lifetime Gevaert's own music enjoyed considerable success in Belgium (it included no fewer than a dozen operas, two of which were Quentin Durward and Le Capitaine Henriot), it is now forgotten, save for some of his choral pieces, which have recently been issued on CD by the Fuga Libera label. Nowadays he is mostly remembered, even in his native land, less as a composer than as a teacher, historian, and lecturer. His many prose writings include a Treatise on Instrumentation (still sometimes used today), a book on harmony, and a Vade Mecum for organists. Gevaert's "New Treatise on Instrumentation," (1885) was translated into German (by Riemann), Russian (by Tchaikovsky), English (by Suddard) and Portuguese, and declared 'a monument of universal knowledge'.

$49.99

Japanese Woodcuts: Early Period
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Japanese Woodcuts: Early Period

By Hajek - Forman

Japanese Woodcuts: Early Period By Hajek-Forman, Published by Spring Books, London, Undated. Softcover, Slipcase, English, Translated from the Czech by Ilse Gottheiner. Hand-bound with white thread, enclosed in a hard clothbound tri-fold wrap with 2 ivory/bone fasteners. ---- The inner paperback is in Near Fine, Like New condition. The book is clean, secure binding, unmarked, crisp inner pages, no writing, no highlighting, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds, no remainder marks, not ex-library. The outer slipcase is in Very Good condition with some light yet visible surface wear from use, storage, and handling. Free USA Shipping ---- Woodblock printing in Japan (mokuhanga) is a technique best known for its use in the ukiyo-e artistic genre of single sheets, but it was also used for printing books in the same period. Woodblock printing had been used in China for centuries to print books, long before the advent of movable type, but was widely adopted in Japan during the Edo period (1603–1868). Although similar to woodcut in Western printmaking in some regards, the mokuhanga technique differs in that it uses water-based inks—as opposed to western woodcut, which often uses oil-based inks. The Japanese water-based inks provide a wide range of vivid colors, glazes, and transparency.

$49.95

Specialized Postage Stamp Catalogue of Turkey
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Specialized Postage Stamp Catalogue of Turkey

By Yasar Temiz

Specialized Postage Stamp Catalogue of Turkey (Spesyalize: Turk Pillari Katalogu) Edited by Yasar Temiz. Published by Burak Pul Evi / Amos Philatelics Inc. 1991, 2nd Edition. Hardcover in Dust Jacket ---- Almost New Copy. The book and dust jacket are clean, secure binding, unmarked, no writing, no highlighting, crisp inner pages, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds, no remainder marks, not ex-library. The dust jacket is Very Good condition with some minor surface wear and a repaired tear along the bottom edge. Please review pictures for greater detail. Free USA Shipping ---- The postal history of Turkey and its predecessor state, the Ottoman Empire, dates to the 18th century when foreign countries maintained courier services through their consular offices in the Empire. Although delayed in the development of its own postal service, in 1863 the Ottoman Empire became the second independent country in Asia (after Russia) to issue adhesive postage stamps, and in 1875, it became a founding member of the General Postal Union, soon to become the Universal Postal Union. The Ottoman Empire became the Republic of Turkey in 1923, and in the following years, its postal service became more modernized and efficient and its postage stamps expertly designed and manufactured. The Ottoman Empire's early or "classic" stamp issues between 1863 and 1888 are popular among philatelists, and its postal cancellations have received extensive study. Philatelists collect stamps used in various parts of the Ottoman Empire, such as Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, and Greece. Turkey's stamps also have a complex history of overprints of interest to philatelists.

$185.00

The Treatment of Nature in English Poetry
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The Treatment of Nature in English Poetry

By Myra Reynolds

The Treatment of Nature in English Poetry Between Pope and Wordsworth By Myra Reynolds, The University of Chicago Press, 1896. Fine, Half Leather, Marbled Boards, Hubbed Spine, Gold Gilt Top Edge and Decorative Accents. Near Fine Antiquarian Condition. The book is clean, secure binding, unmarked, no writing, no stains, no rips, no edge chipping, no page folds. Vintage wear from age, storage and handling. Please review pictures for greater detail. Free USA Shipping ---- Reynolds, Myra (1853–1936) was an American scholar and educator . Born in Troupsburg, New York, on March 18, 1853; died in Los Angeles, California, on August 20, 1936; Named fellow in English at the University of Chicago (1892); published The Treatment of Nature in English Poetry between Pope and Wordsworth (1909, thesis 1896); became full professor (1911).

$100.00

Little Lulu On Parade
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Little Lulu On Parade

By Marjorie Henderson Buell

Little Lulu On Parade by Marge (Marjorie Henderson Buell). Published by the David McKay Company, 1941, Hardcover, Dust Jacket. Square octavo, 8 1/4" x 7 1/4", 62 pages. Excellent, crisp copy. Tiny spots of wear to dust jacket at the upper left corner. Nothing extreme. The dust jacket is in wonderful condition showing very little wear, no rips, no edge chipping, sharp corners. Inner pages are colorful with very light fading, unmarked, no writing, no stains, no page folds, no rips. A very nice copy overall. Please review pictures for greater detail. Free USA Shipping. ---- Little Lulu is a comic strip created in 1935 by Marjorie Henderson Buell. The character, Lulu Moppet, debuted in The Saturday Evening Post on February 23, 1935, in a single panel, appearing as a flower girl at a wedding and mischievously strewing the aisle with banana peels. Little Lulu replaced Carl Anderson's Henry, which had been picked up for distribution by King Features Syndicate. The Little Lulu panel continued to run weekly in The Saturday Evening Post until December 30, 1944. Little Lulu was created as a result of Anderson's success. Schlesinger Library curator Kathryn Allamong Jacob wrote: "Lulu was born in 1935, when The Saturday Evening Post asked Buell to create a successor to the magazine's Henry, Carl Anderson's stout, mute little boy, who was moving on to national syndication. The result was Little Lulu, the resourceful, equally silent (at first) little girl whose loopy curls were reminiscent of the artist's own as a girl. Buell explained to a reporter, "I wanted a girl because a girl could get away with more fresh stunts that in a small boy would seem boorish".

$49.99

The Decameron, or Ten Days Entertainment
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The Decameron, or Ten Days Entertainment

By Giovanni Boccaccio

The Decameron, or Ten Days Entertainment by Giovanni Boccaccio, Printed for William Sharp & Son, London, 1822, English, 4 Volume Set, Full Leather Hardbound, Accented with 22kt Gold on Spines, Covers and Paper Edges. Beautifully engraved illustrations at the beginning of each volume and scattered about each volume. Each book measures 5.5 inches X 3.5 inches. ---- Very Good Antiquarian Condition. The books are securely bound. Some minor signs of visual wear. Light rubbing and surface wear to the outer boards. An old age spot on volume 2. No inner page rips. No inner page edge chipping. An elegant owners signature from 1849 on the front blank end-pages. Some light foxing, fading and age spots throughout. Antique book plates on volumes 1 & 4. Typical wear for books of this age, but overall in excellent antique condition. Please review pictures for greater detail. Questions welcome. ---- The Decameron is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death, which was afflicting the city. Boccaccio probably conceived of The Decameron after the epidemic of 1348, and completed it by 1353. The various tales of love in The Decameron range from the erotic to the tragic. Tales of wit, practical jokes, and life lessons contribute to the mosaic. In addition to its literary value and widespread influence (for example on Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales), it provides a document of life at the time. Written in the vernacular of the Florentine language, it is considered a masterpiece of classical early Italian prose.

$150.00

New Picture of Paris
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New Picture of Paris

By Louis Sebastien Mercier

New Picture of Paris by M. Mercier, Translated from the French, Volume 1, Printed by N. Kelly, George's-Street, Dublin, 1800, Leather Bound Boards, Gold Gilt Accents and Title Stamp - - Good Antiquarian Condition: The book has visible wear, but is complete, secure and tight binding, boards attached, no ripped pages, unmarked, no writing. Visible rubbing to the boards and spine. Fragile pages, minor edge chipping, vintage spotting. Please review pictures for greater detail. - - An entertaining and vivid canter round both pre- and post-revolutionary Paris by France's most prolific dramatist and author, Louis Sebastien Mercier, who had published his famous L'an 2440 as early as 1770. His portrait of Paris, first published in French in 1799, is divided into 276 sections, each indexed for easy access. The first volume deals largely with the Terror (1792) and its aftermath, the second with the minutiae of Paris daily life in 1799.

$50.00