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Economic History of Ethiopia, 1800-1935
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Economic History of Ethiopia, 1800-1935

By Pankhurst, Richard

Adis Ababa, Ethiopia: Haile Sellassie I University Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. First Edition. Hardcover. 772 p. illus., maps & portraits. A Continuation in form and spirit of "An Introduction to the Economic History of Ethiopia (London, 1961.) A heavy book the front hinge is starting to break; there is some paper loss of the front pastedown along with a name in ink. The edges are rubbed and there is a scuff on the cover. Using a wide scope of study, Pankhurst addresses "the important traditional economic, social life and the major innovations prior to the Italian invasion. Separate chapters deal with army, health, education and urban development."(Cambridge University Review) S; 8vo .

$40.00

The Works of Rudyard Kipling (9 Volumes) : Letters of Marque; The Light  That Failed; The Phantom Rickshaw; Plain Tales from the Hills; Poems and  Ballads; Soldiers Three; The Story of the Gadsbys; Under the Deodars
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The Works of Rudyard Kipling (9 Volumes) : Letters of Marque; The Light That Failed; The Phantom Rickshaw; Plain Tales from the Hills; Poems and Ballads; Soldiers Three; The Story of the Gadsbys; Under the Deodars

By Kipling, Rudyard

Boston & New York: The Jefferson Press. Very Good. N.D.. Hardcover. n.d., c 1915. Edition de Luxe. Incomplete set of 9 volumes (originally published with 10 volumes.) 3/4 Leather with marbled paper boards, the spines have decorative stamp and lettering. The endpapers are plain. Frontispiece in each volume. An attractive set with wear on edges. Plain Tales from the Hills, is more heavily worn and also has a primitive portrait hand drawn in pencil on the ffep; I assume it to be of Kipling as it resembles him, more or less. The former owners name neatly written in ink in a few volumes with 1919 date in one. (Photograph is of Plain Tales, additional photographs available on request.) ; 8vo .

$80.00

Birdcraft: A Field Book of Two Hundred Song, Game, and Water Birds
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Birdcraft: A Field Book of Two Hundred Song, Game, and Water Birds

By Wright, Mabel Osgood

New York, London: Macmillan. Good. 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. With full-page plates containing 128 Birds in the natural colours, and other illustrations. 8vo. xvi, 317 pp., plus a 4 page publisher catalog. 15 plates present, 10 show the birds in natural color. Green cloth decoratively stamped in navy on both boards and spine with gilt lettering. A worn but attractive copy with some fading on front cover as well as discoloration and all extremities showing the wear. The former owners name and date (1890) is neatly written on the ffep. There is light scattered foxing throughout as well as some age tone. Unevenly opened pages with significant marginal (only) edge loss on two leaves. This important work is a prototype of the modern field guide to birds and featured illustrations from John Audubon and others. Described as "one of the first and most successful bird manuals." by noted field guide writer, Frank Chapman. Wright was one of the first women who was raised to elective membership in 1901 of the American Ornithologist Union, and later, more significantly, pioneered bird protection by establishing Birdcraft Sanctuary in 1914. The refuge remains the oldest private son gird sanctuary in the United States. An attractive copy of a historically significant work. ; 8vo .

$65.00

Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors (Vol. VI & VII)
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Little Journeys to the Homes of English Authors (Vol. VI & VII)

By Hubbard, Elbert

East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters. Good. 1900. First Edition. Hardcover. Roycrofters, East Aurora, NY., 1900. Vol. VI (Book 1) 144pp. Limited edition #258/947; Elaborately numbered and signed by Elbert Hubbard with a stylized "Illumined by" and Merritt Kyser's signature. The title page and all initials are designed by Samuel Warner black floral panel with two colors and gilt boarder and accent, both quite nice, VII more so. Handmade watermarked paper and silk ribbon marker. VOL VII (Book 2) 162 pp. #343/947 Hand signed by Elbert Hubbard (slightly different) with, (hand drawn?) Roycrofter device as well as hand printed "Illumined By" and the signature of Nellie Bowen. Each part with frontis portrait of the author covered. Three-quarter suede and marbled paper covers; 6 sections with raised bands with gilt stamp title inserts on the spine. Marbled endpapers to match boards. Good only: Binding is solid no missing, torn or soiled pages however the suede is rubbed and has been treated with Klucel G to prevent further damage caused by Red rot. The back panel of Vol. VII was previously repaired and is sound but not attractive. ; 8vo .

$130.00

Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians: Robert Schumann (Vol. IX,  No. 5, November, 1901)
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Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians: Robert Schumann (Vol. IX, No. 5, November, 1901)

By Hubbard, Elbert

East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters. Very Good. 1901. First Thus. Softcover. East Aurora, N.Y.,: Roycrofters, 1901. First Edition. [8], 103-124, [8] pp. With the as-issued portrait of Schumann by Florence Nosworth laid in. Original brown paper wrap printed in black and red with overhanging edges (yapp). Advertisements inside the front cover for the Little Journeys series of 1901 which included 12 titles. Title page ornately decorated in black; ornate initials throughout designed by Samuel Warner. Colophon, promotional blurbs including (the ever present) Pears' Soap follow the text. The back cover is an advert for the Little Journeys to the homes of English Authors, series in black and red ink. The endpages are heavily toned; edges unevenly opened with some short tears (one remains unopened); the cover edges are worn.; 8vo .

$12.00

Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians: Georg Friedrich Handel  (Vol. IX, No. 3, Sept. 1901)
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Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians: Georg Friedrich Handel (Vol. IX, No. 3, Sept. 1901)

By Hubbard, Elbert

East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters. Very Good. 1901. First Thus. Softcover. East Aurora, N.Y.,: Roycrofters, 1901. First Edition. [8], 59-79, [7] pp. Missing the issued portrait. Original brown paper wrap printed in black and red with overhanging edges (yapp). Advertisements inside the front cover for the Little Journeys series of 1901 which included 12 titles. Title page ornately decorated in black; ornate initials throughout "designed by Samuel Warner. Colophon, promotional blurbs for Chase & Piano Player; the Illumed editions of Little Journeys; Pears' Soap and the announcement of the new title "A Message to Garcia and Thirteen Other Things. The endpages are heavily toned; edges unevenly opened with some short tears (one remains unopened); the cover edges are worn and creased. ; 8vo .

$12.00

ittle Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians: Frederick Chopin (Vol.  VIII,  No. 3,March, 1901)
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ittle Journeys to the Homes of Great Musicians: Frederick Chopin (Vol. VIII, No. 3,March, 1901)

By Hubbard, Elbert

East Aurora, NY: Roycrofters. Near Fine. 1901. First Edition. Softcover. East Aurora, N.Y.,: Roycrofters, 1901. First Edition. [8], 55-84, [6] pp. Loose plate as issued of Chopin, signed "SW" (Samuel Warner). Original brown paper wrap printed in black and red with over hanging edges (yapp), bound with thread. Advertisements inside the front cover for the Little Journeys series of 1901 which included 12 titles. Title page ornately decorated in black with Chopin's name in red; ornate initials throughout "designed by Roycroft Artists". Colophon, promotional blurb for Grand Central Station, NY; Illumined Roycroft Mottoes and Pears' Soap follow the text. The former owner has penned her name neatly on ffep, which is heavily toned; the wrap edges are somewhat creased and there is a front panel crease along one corner; remains a near fine copy. "Roycroft was a reformist community of craft workers and artists which formed part of the Arts and Crafts movement in the United States. Elbert Hubbard founded the community in 1895, in the village of East Aurora, New York, near Buffalo. Participants were known as Roycrofters. The work and philosophy of the group, often referred to as the Roycroft movement, had a strong influence on the development of American architecture and design in the early 20th century." (Wikipedia) ; 8vo .

$12.00

The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; Translated out of  the original Greek and with the former translations diligently compared  and revised.
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The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; Translated out of the original Greek and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.

By Holy Bible

New York: American Bible Society. Good. 1840. Hardcover. Printed by D. Fanshaw. Full leather missing the spine title plate. A lovely piece of history revealed in this home repaired NT, neatly and functionally done with external sewing of the front board to the spine. The back board has a 1 inch separation at the foot. Birth name & date of 1798 penned inside. The pages have a light stain marks throughout. 343 [1] pp. Missing the last fep. The printer, Daniel Fanshaw became the first printer for the American Bible Society and continued in that position for thirty years. His skill in combining three separate technologies—the stereotype printing process, the composition inking rollers process, and the Treadwell steam power press—revolutionized the printing industry.; 32mo 4" - 5" tall .

$125.00

Jessica Trent Her Life on a Ranch
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Jessica Trent Her Life on a Ranch

By Evelyn, Raymond

Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company. Good+. 1902. First Edition; First. Hardcover. Good Brown cloth stamped in blue and red pictorial cover. 220 pp. Ends and edges worn; some paper loss on the paste down, first flyleaf wrinked. Previous owner's name and date (1927) penned neatly inside. Young adult fiction set in California. Over all a solid copy. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$12.00

Cape Cod : Volumes 1 & 2
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Cape Cod : Volumes 1 & 2

By Thoreau, Henry David

Boston & New York: Houghton and Mifflin. Good. 1896. Hardcover. Riverside Press. Complete in two volumes; 3/4 leather with marbled paper over boards with matching endpapers; top edge gilt. 173 pp & 298 pp. Illustrations from sketches in colors by Amelia M. Watson. A solidly bound set with all extremities heavily worn. ; 8vo .

$120.00

The Man Without A Country
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The Man Without A Country

By Hale, Edward Everette

Mount Vernon: Peter Pauper Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1938. Hardcover. Brown cloth. Decorated and illustrated by Valenti Angelo. Limited to 1450 copies; 59 pages, some uncut. Without the original slipcase. Spine title is faded, small smudge on the cover. ; 8vo .

$20.00

Spring Fever
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Spring Fever

By Wodehouse, P. G.

Doubleday. Good in Good dust jacket. 1848. Hardcover. First American Edition. This is an ex model library edition with all the markings, including the card sleeve with card (of some interest, imo). This copy has a slight lean along and a nice dust jacket which was price clipped and adhered firmly to the boards. A Wodehouse masterpiece first published on 20 May 1948, in the United Kingdom by Herbert Jenkins, London and in the United States by Doubleday and Co, New York. Although not featuring any of Wodehouse's regular characters, the cast contains a typical Wodehousean selection of English aristocrats, wealthy Americans, household staff and imposters. ; 8vo .

$18.00

Essentials of Diseases of Children: Questions and Answers prepared  especially for students of medicine.
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Essentials of Diseases of Children: Questions and Answers prepared especially for students of medicine.

By Powell, William M.

Philadelphia and London: W. B. Saunders. Good. 1901. Hardcover. Third Edition. Revised. Blue cloth with silver title and decoration. 259 pp. Loose (laid in) 3 leaves including half title. First sections (title- page 16) "hanging-by-a-thread " the rest of the book is tightly bound. No missing pages. The cover is bright with some discoloration stain on the front a back boards; all extremities worn. ; 8vo .

$20.00

Artifacts of Flight ;  Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum   Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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Artifacts of Flight ; Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

By Russo, Carolyn & John Glenn

Harry N. Abrams. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2003. First Printing. Hardcover. 9780810945302 . First Printing. Hardcover in blue cloth boards in Fine unmarked in Fine jacket with Protective cover. " An array of aviation memorabilia, artifacts, and relics from the National Air and Space Museum collection offers an offbeat history of aviation that includes such treasures as George Washington's letter on American ballooning, Amelia Earhart's personal belongings, crockery salvaged from the wreckage of the Hindenburg, and the NASA Space Shuttle Enterprise. 12,000 first printing. " ; 12.10 X 8.26 X 0.69 inches; 160 pp pages .

$8.00

Robert Louis Stevenson :  Four Complete Novels, Deluxe Edition  Four  Complete Novels, Deluxe Edition
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Robert Louis Stevenson : Four Complete Novels, Deluxe Edition Four Complete Novels, Deluxe Edition

By Stevenson, Robert Louis

Gramercy. Fine. 2008. First Printing. Hardcover. 9780517230664 . Hardcover Book is in Fine condition. Pages and cover are clean. " Four classic novels by the acclaimed adventure and science fiction novelist include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and The Master of Ballantrae. " ; 9.13 X 6.22 X 1.42 inches; 592 pp pages .

$60.00

The Flower Book, Being a Procession of Flowers Passing from a Meadow &  Coppice Through the Hedge to the Garden Pool and Herb Patch
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The Flower Book, Being a Procession of Flowers Passing from a Meadow & Coppice Through the Hedge to the Garden Pool and Herb Patch

By Armfield, Constance and Maxwell Armfield

London: Chatto & Windus. Very Good. 1910. First Edition. Hardcover. Floral paper on board with grey linen coth spine and gilt title. TEG. 152, [1] pp. Handcut pages. Decorative endpapers. Illustrations and decorative title page by Maxwell Armfield (Arts and Craft movement). Overall a handsome copy with 20 exquisite watercolor plates. Bumped corners and light discolorated along the edgs. The text block has a few very light finger smudges on the margin only, a shallow dent on the foot and scattered fox spots along the textblock edge. Remains an unusually nice copy. ; 8vo .

$75.00

The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins
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The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

By Dr. Seuss

New York: Vanguard Press. Very Good- in Fair dust jacket. 1938. Hardcover. Early issue. Reversed hats on endpages. Price clipped dust jacket. Red hat only illustration. Black paper on board with red cloth spine. Un paginated. Boards edges and corners rubbed worn; text clean and bright. Dust jacket bright but with missing portions along the edges with previous tape repairs to tears on the back cover & flap fold; some staining on the "50" of 500 and the "A" of hats. Now in an archival cover. Additional pictures upon request. ; 8vo .

$170.00

Important Numismatic Books: Featuring works from the Library of Dorothy  Gershenson, Many of Which Were Formerly in the Libraries of Wyte Raymond,  David Bullowa and Chapman Brothers. (Auction Sale Eleven) June, 1982
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Important Numismatic Books: Featuring works from the Library of Dorothy Gershenson, Many of Which Were Formerly in the Libraries of Wyte Raymond, David Bullowa and Chapman Brothers. (Auction Sale Eleven) June, 1982

By GEORGE FREDERICK KOLBE

MIssion Viejo, CA: George Frederick Kolbe. Very Good. 1982. Hardcover. Wire bound in original printed card cover. 96 pp. 1123 items, some with photographs. Some light spotting especially on the title and last page, minor cover crease and wear at the binding. Complete title: 1982 Convention of International Numismatics / Auction Sale Eleven / Important Numismatic Books / Featuring Works from the library of Dorothy Gershenson, Many of which were formerly in the libraries of Wayte Raymond, David Bullowa and Chapman Brothers; Important duplicates from the library of George Bennett and The Property of Other Prominent Numismatist. June 11th, 1982 Auction. ; 8vo .

$32.00

The Brides Cook Book: A Gift from the Merchants of San Francisco
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The Brides Cook Book: A Gift from the Merchants of San Francisco

By Briggs, Edgar William (Anon.)

San Francisco,CA: Pacific Coast Publishing. Very Good+. 1918. First Thus. Hardcover. Probable date,1918 from the endorsement on page 5. Gray paper on board with black lettering. 114 pp. Illustrated. Endpaper advertisments. About near fine with bumped corners and edge dents and light cover spotting; interior has shadows from news clippings, page 74 has light scuff. Replete with local and surrounding area advertisements. Still attached are 6 of the original tear-out coupons with the 7th laid in. Also laid in is an ad for Yosemite Taxicab of unknown source. Published in accordance with the WWI standards as per US Food Admin. California, "The recipes in the Bride's Cook Book have been carefully examined… By following the Wheatless and Surgarless recipes the Housewife is performing a patriotic duty…" A very nice piece of CA history. Uncommon. OCLC shows 3 holdings. Bitting, 60 lists the 1911 & 1915 editions only. ; 8vo .

$58.00

Secrets from Pocono Kitchens
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Secrets from Pocono Kitchens

By Women's Auxiliary Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church

Women's Auxiliary Stroudsburg, PA. Very Good. 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. Publishers illustrated stiff paper covers in spiral binding. 450 pp. With local ads. Frontispiece of Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church. The Forward is a Henry Van Dyke quote. Illustrated profusely. There are 11 illustrations of historical buildings or areas each with unique captions such as "Cherry Valley Church built in 1828 on historic property known as Shaws Meadows, originally owned by John McDowell who married Nicholas DePuys' grand daughter [sic]." Of interest are short penciled notes (some in red) of the original owner, long time resident Una Kestler Stemple. She adds her personal knowledge to 3 locations and occasional contributor. Recipes are reproductions of signed, handwritten originals. Advertisements of local business, many with hand drawn lettering and illustration. Condition: one of the wire end is short thus the bottom punch hole to be broken through to page 11; the cover has surface soil and some spotting. The contents are clean except for the penciled notes name penned on the ffep. The quaint full page section illustrations are attributed to "DT." Table of Contents: Beverages and Canapes; Soups; Fish, Fowl and Game; Cheese and Eggs; Meats; Vegetables and Luncheon Dishes; Breads; Salads, Dressings and Sauces; Desserts and Pastries; Cakes and Cookies; Candies; Pickles and Preserves; How to Cook a Husband; Index to Recipes; Equivalents; Food to Serve 50 People; Finale. Rare. Four first edition copies found on OCLC. ; 8vo .

$180.00

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