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Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress: Plans of North American Cities and Towns Produced by the Sanborn Map Company.

By Library of Congress.

Washington DC: Library of Congress, 1981. Full title: Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress: Plans of North American Cities and Towns Produced by the Sanborn Map Company. A Checklist Compiled by the Reference and Bibliography Section, Geography and Map Division. Introduction by Walter W. Ristow (a history of the Sanborn Map Company). 1st edition, 4to, red cloth, xiv, 773 pages, b/w and color illustrations, bibliographical references and index. Condition: VERY GOOD+ book / no jacket (as issued): minor shelfwear, bottom corners slightly frayed, spine slightly sunned. A very nice copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+.


Vanished Halls and Cathedrals of France.

By Edwards, George Wharton.

Philadelphia: Penn Publishing, 1917. 1st ed [NAP], small quarto, blue cloth decorated in gilt and red, top edge gilt, 326 pages, illustrated by the author with color and b/w plates and text illustrations. Condition: VERY GOOD- / no jacket: light edgewear with corners bumped and gently rubbed, light cover wear, front board slightly loose, internally clean.. First Edition. Hardcover. VG-.


The History of Napoleon Bonaparte. New Edition. Four Volumes.

By Abbott, John S. C.

NY: Harper & Brothers, 1883. New edition of 1883, 4 volumes, green cloth with gilt titles, top edge gilt, maps and numerous b/w illustrations throughout, v. I and II: 611 pages; v. III and IV: 666 pages (some pages are unopened); frontispiece in each volume with tissue guards: Napoleon as First Consul, Empress Josephine, Emperor Napoleon, and Empress Maria Louisa. Condition: VERY GOOD: some light rubbing to spine extremities and edges, vol. III: tear to ffep, has been reglued; vol. IV: tear to spine tail and gutter, rear board slightly loose. . Hard Cover. VG.


The French Revolution of 1789, as Viewed in the Light of Republican Institutions. Two Volumes.

By Abbott, John S. C.

NY: Harper & Brothers, 1887. 2vols., later printing [first published in 1859], 8vo, green cloth with gilt titles, top edge gilt, 587 pages [in 2 volumes], profusely illustrated with engravings throughout [by C. E. Doepler as noted in the introduction], frontispiece of Marie Antoinette with tissue guard [v. 1] and Robespierre [v. 2], some pages unopened. Condition: VERY GOOD: light rubbing to edges, clean throughout, v. 1 front board just starting. A very nice set.. Hardcover. VG.


We Japanese: being descriptions of many of the customs, manners, ceremonies, festivals, arts and crafts of the Japanese besides numerous other subjects.

By Fujiya Hotel, Ltd.

Miyanoshits, Hakone, Japan: Fujiya Hotel, n.d [1964], 1964. Printed by Yamagata Press; 1964 edition (stated in the explanatory notes) This is the combined edition of the 3 books (each first published in 1934, 1937 and 1949, respectively); 600p. 889 b/w illustrations; fabric covered hardcover with plastic cover , in slipcase. NF with only some lt. rippling to the plastic cover's spine; book appears to be unread, except fot the owner name on fep; slipcase has some typical edgewear and sunning at edges.. Hardcover. Near Fine.


The Story of Titles

By Pine, L.G.

Newton Abbott, Devon, UK: David & Charles, 1969. 1st edition [NAP], 8vo, black cloth, 176 pages. VERY GOOD+ book / VERY GOOD+ jacket: minor edgewear to book and jacket. "Traces the evolution of the structure of titles throughout the world against the historical background of the countries concerned" - Imperial Rome, Western Europe from the early Middle Ages to the present, The English Royal styles and the British titled system, Indian titles, Ecclesiastical titles, the Eastern civilizations of China and Japan, and Ireland.. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+/VG+.


Paris on the Seine.

By Ehrlich, Blake.

NY: Atheneum, 1962. 1st edition [stated], bound by H. Wolff, New York and designed by Harry Ford. 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt decoration, map endpapers, 375 pages, b/w illustrations [engravings, photographs] throughout, bibliography. VERY GOOD+ book / VERY GOOD- jacket: book has slight wear, faint spotting to top page edge, clean and tight; jacket is edgeworn with chips to spine tail, a 1" piece missing at top front corner, a few small closed tears, clipped but price remains.. First Edition. Hardcover. VG+/VG-.


La Estonia Sovietica

By Druzhinin, V.

Moscow: Editioned en Lenguas Extranjeras, 1953. 16mo, blue cloth / gilt decoration on cover and spine, 135 pages, b/w photographs, fold-out map. Spanish text. VERY GOOD / no jacket: light rubbing to the spine extremities and corners, internally clean and tight.. Hardcover. VG.


Tunisie; Les Guides Bleus.

By Ambriere, Francis. Les Guides Bleus.

Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1971. 16mo, blue cloth / gilt titles, clear mylar jacket, 422 pages, b/w maps, illustrations, 2 fold-out maps, map on front endpaper, 2 ribbon bookmarks. French text. Condition: VERY GOOD+ / mylar jacket has a small tear to front corner and a tiny scratch to front cover, otherwise the book is in unread condition, with the maps in fine condition as well.. Hard Cover. VG+.


This is Ireland: Ulster and the City of Belfast.

By Hayward, Richard.

London: Arthur Barker Ltd., 1950. 1st edition [First Published 1950],8vo, pea green baords / black titles, map endpapers, 256 pages, b/w illustrations throughout by Raymond Piper. Condition is VERY GOOD book / VERY GOOD jacket: book has light bumping to spine extremities and corners, internally clean and tight; the fresh and bright jacket has slight edgewear, small tear at front bottom corner, price-clipped. This is the second of Hayward's series of four books on Ireland.. First Edition. Hard Cover. VG/VG. Illus. by Raymond Piper..


Australian Panorama: expo67 Souvenir edition ( Expo 67 ]

By Australian News and Information Bureau.

Sydney, Austalia: Paramac Printing, 1967. Produced by the authroity of the Minister for the Interior, the Hon. J.D. Anthony, for the 1967 Exposition in Montreal Canada. 4to, stapled wraps, 32 pages, b/w photographs, color cover photograph of the Sydney Opera House under construction. Condition is VERY GOOD: old sticker residue on front cover, very light cover wear, internally clean and tight. . Soft Cover. VG.


Ancient Peoples and Modern Ghosts.

By Young, George.

"Queensland", Nova Scotia: The Author / Lunenburg County Print, 1980. 1st printing, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, 8vo, stapled wraps with dust jacket, 82 pp, b&w illustrations, map. Condition is VERY GOOD+ : lt. spotting to top page edge, a few small spots to jacket cover, sl. sunning to spine; internally clean and tight. A book in 3 parts: The Saga of Oak Island; Modern Ghost Stories; and Modern Gems: all based on fact with fictitious names.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. VG+. Illus. by Young, Ian D..


Der Falsche Demetrius. [ Monographien zur Weltgeschichte ]

By Pantenius, Theodore Hermann.

Bielefeld / Leipzig: Verlag von Velhagen & Klasing, 1904. Text in German (gothic script.) 8vo, stiff cloth wraps / gilt titles, t.e.g., 124 pages, b&w illustrations. Condition is VERY GOOD+ : lt. edgewear, owner name on fep.. Soft Cover. VG+.


Drawn in colour: African contrasts.

By Jabavu, Noni.

London: John Murray, 1960. 4th printing. 8vo, orange cloth, 208pp, map VERY GOOD book / VERY GOOD- jacket: book has lt. edgewear, owner name stamped on bottom page edge, sl. yellowing; jacket has lt. edgewear, rubbing at folds, lt. soiling, price-clipped. A picture of the life lived by the author's Bantu people in South and East Africa. . Hard Cover. VG/VG-.


A Time in Rome.

By Bowen, Elizabeth.

London: Longmans, 1960. 3rd impression by photolithography. 8vo, rust boards, 169 pages, map, short list of "Books Read." Condition: VERY GOOD book / VERY GOOD jacket: minot wear, sticker remains on front paste-down; jacket has light edgewear to the extremities, price clipped. "A personal record of what Rome in all its varied character gradually came to mean to Miss Bowen over the weeks and months of her stay... [and] like much of the best travel writing, it is in one sense an essay in autobiography." [from the jacket]. Hardcover. VG/VG.


Rome; painted by Alberto Pisa; text by M.A.R. Tuker and Hope Malleson.

By Pisa, Alberto; M. A. R. Tuker; Hope Malleson.

London: Adam & Charles Black, 1905. 1st edition [NAP], 8vo, blue boards decorated in green and purple, top edge gilt, 267 pages, color illustrated plates throughout., index, publisher's catalogue tipped-in at rear: "Black's Beautiful Books." Condition is VERY GOOD- with a sunned spine, rear board is larged sunned, chips to spine extremities and edges, browning to endpapers, internally clean and tight with the front boards slightly loose with chipping at joint. A beautiful book indeed!. First Edition. Hardcover. VG-.



By Sitwell, Sacheverell.

London: B.T. Batsford, 1955. Books on the Countries of Europe series. 4th impression (first published 1950), 8vo, beige cloth, 148 pages, illustrated with b/w photographs, a few in color, frontispiece from a painting by El Greco, lovely jacket unattributed. Condition: VERY GOOD book / VERY GOOD jacket: book has slight sunning to top of boards, pencil notes on rear blank page; jacket has light edgewear, tear at spine tail.. Hardcover. VG/VG.


Chairman Mao Tse-Tung on People's war.

By Chairman Mao Tse-Tung.

Peking: Foreign Language Press, 1967. 45 p. 1st edition; in red vinyl cover; stamped US Department of Justice. VG/-: minor wear. . VG.


An Arthurian reader; selections from Arthurian legend, scholarship and story.

By Matthews, John, ed.

Northamptonshire, England: Aquarian Press, 1988. 351p. 2nd printing. VG/ VG : lt. edgewear; owner name. (in mylar).. VG/VG.


True blue:  the Loyalist legend.
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True blue: the Loyalist legend.

By Stewart, Walter.

Toronto, CAN: Collins, 1985. 8vo, blue boards, 275 pages. NEAR FINE book / NEAR FINE jacket. Hardcover. NF/NF.


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