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Les Tresors de Turquie. L'Anatolie des Premiers Empires: Byzance; Les Siecles de l'Islam
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Les Tresors de Turquie. L'Anatolie des Premiers Empires: Byzance; Les Siecles de l'Islam

By Akurgal, Ekrem; Mango, Cyril; Ettinghausen, Richard

Geneve: Skira, 1966. 1966, Skira. NEAR FINE large format hardcover, without jacket. Internally near fine: bright, clean, and totally unmarked. Bright red silk cover with gilt lettering on front and spine has wear at foot of spine with some short tears, one in the front hinge about 1/2". Binding is very good, hinges intact, no splits or cracks in book block. 120 plates (more than half in color) meticulously printed and tipped into position; all in fine condition. There ar 4 fold-out pages. 10-1/2 x 13"; 256 pages. A heavy book (over 6 lbs.) requiring additional postage for expeditied, priority or international shipping. . First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 4to.

$80.75

The Hudson River: From Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan
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The Hudson River: From Tear of the Clouds to Manhattan

By Davidson, Joan K. (Intro.); Adams, Arthur G. (Afterword)

New York: The Monacelli Press, 2006. 2006 Trade Edition, printing unstated. (The books was first published in a limited edition in 1996.) NEAR FINE in FINE dust jacket. A fresh, unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages pristine. Black hardcover, title stamped in white on spine and blind-stamped on front, has tiny rubs to spine ends and corner tips but is otherwise fine. Binding and hinges firm and straight. Jacket is clean and colorful, no tears, chips or creases. Price was not printed and flaps aren't clipped. Striking color photographs capture the varied beauties of New York State's majestic river. Accompanying texts are by several distinguished writers, including Charles Dickens, Edna Ferber, Washington Irving, Robert Caro, Benson John Lossing, Christopher Morley and Charles Lindbergh. 9 x 7" (oblong). 248 pages. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Illus. by Rajs, Jake (Photographer).

$22.80

The New Jersey Shore: A Vanishing Splendor
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The New Jersey Shore: A Vanishing Splendor

By Navarra, Tova; Esposito, Frank J.. (Foreword)

Cranbury, NJ and London: Associated University Presses, Inc., 1985. 1985 Hardcover Edition. NEAR FINE in FINE dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages pristine. Black cloth hardcover, gilt-titled on spine, is fresh and unworn - slight color fade to top of front cover, else fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Jacket is clean and complete - no tears, chips or creases. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. Opening essay by Tova Navarra is followed by 79 pages of splendid black & white photographs (many full-page). Navarra eloquently captures the essence of the Jersey Shore 30 years ago, a period of decline but with vestiges of the splendor and kitsch of early seaside resorts still to be found. 8-3/4 x 11-1/4". 112 pages. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. Illus. by Navarra, Tova.

$30.40

Cesky Raj. (Das Böhmische Paradies. The Bohemian Paradise)
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Cesky Raj. (Das Böhmische Paradies. The Bohemian Paradise)

By Weiss, Siegfried

Prague (Praha): Edice Rodne Kraje Olympia, 1987. 1987 Edition. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. The only marking is a previous owner inscription penned on the front pasted endpaper. Pages and tan cloth hardcover, titled in white and brown on front and spine, are fine and unworn. Color illustrated jacket is clean with light shelf rub, a few long creases to the film lamination on the rear panel. Binding and hinges firm and straight. 154 superlative full-page color photographs take the reader through the Bohemian paradise - craggy rock formations, deep forests, fertile valleys, folk architecutre and the River Jizera valley nestling below majestic mountains. Introoductory text in Czech. End notes in Russian, German and English. 8-1/2 x 12-1/2". . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$33.25

Prague in Photographs. Prag Ein Fotografisches Bilderbuch
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Prague in Photographs. Prag Ein Fotografisches Bilderbuch

By Plicka, Karel; Wirth; Zdenek (Essay)

Czechoslavakia: Artia Undated, circa 1960s-70s. NEAR FINE in GOOD dust jacket. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy of this large format hardcover filled with 224 richly detailed, superbly reproduced, black and white full-page photographs by Karel Plicka. Introductory essay, "Prague Architecture" by Zdenek Wirth, is printed in English, French, German and Czech. Pages clean and fine, bound in burgundy cloth with gilt stamping on front and spine. Jacket clean and complete with some scuffing, moderate edge wear, and a few ragged tears and some creasing. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. 10 x 13-3/4". A heavy book, requiring additional postage for Priority or International mailing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good.

$36.10

Canal and River Craft in Pictures
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Canal and River Craft in Pictures

By McKnight, Hugh

New York: Augustus M. Kelley, 1969. 1969 U.S. Edition. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A fresh, clean, unmarked copy firmly bound in black cloth hardcover, title gilt stamped on spine. Pages and cover fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Color pictorial jacket lightly edge worn, otherwise fine. Jacket is in a removable clear archival protector. A fascinating illustrated history of Britain's canal craft; narrow boats, short boats, wide boats, keels, trows and flats from the early 19th century onward. Illustrated throughout with well-captioned black and white archival photos plus color title page and introduction photos. Index Included. 7-/14 x 9-1/2"; 112 pages . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$32.30

Observations From the Hillside
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Observations From the Hillside

By Harlan, H. William (Foreword); and Contributors

Oakville, CA: Harlan Estate , 2010. 2010 Edition. FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A superbly produced volume, celebrating the twenty-fifth year of the acclaimed Napa Valley vintner. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages and gray tweed cloth hardcover are fresh and unworn; soft crease to rear endpaper and last leaf, all else fine. Binding and hinges are tight and straight. The pictorial jacket, with a full wrap duotone photograph, is clean and complete; lightly edgeworn, primarily at spine ends and corner tips - no tears or chips. H. William Harlan plus several contributors provide a history of the painstaking and environmentally sensitive development of the estate's steep and forested hillsides into a beautiful vineyard producing top quality Bordeaux blends. Illustrated throughout with beautiful duotone as well as several color photographs. 10 x 11-1/2". 210 pages. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$36.10

Poland: Land of Light and Shadow
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Poland: Land of Light and Shadow

By Herz, Lechoslaw; Smith, Adrian (Translation)

Warsaw: Wydawnictwo Mazowsze, 2009. 2009 Edition. In Englsih (translation from Polish by Adrian Smith). NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages fresh. Hardcover of color pictorial paper over boards is bright and clean, a few tiny bumps to bottom edge, otherwise fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Color pictorial jacket is clean and complete- lightly edge worn with two short closed tears and a few small rubs to rear panel, otherwise jacket is fine. A superb photographic collection with over 20 contributors, including Marek Maruszak and Mieczys?aw Wieliczko. Stunning color photographs, many as two-page spreads. 9-1/4 x 13-1/4". 256 pages. A heavy volume will require additional postage for priority or international mailing.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$76.00

Delaware Diary: Episodes in the Life of a River
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Delaware Diary: Episodes in the Life of a River

By Dale, Frank

New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996. NEAR FINE second printing. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked soft cover. Pages fresh and fine. Color pictorial paper cover is clean and bright - very slight edge rub but otherwise fine - no tears, creases or chips. Binding tight - no splits, cracks or creases. Illustrated with several black & white photographs (many archival) plus a few maps. 6 x 9"; xiii + 203 pages, incliuding index. Second Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$17.10

Atlanta: The Making of a World Class City
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Atlanta: The Making of a World Class City

By Black, David;

Montgomery, Alabama: Community Communications, Inc., 1999. 1999 Stated First Edition. Near FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A fresh, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages fine. Maroon cloth hardcover, titles silver stamped on spine and front, has small scuff to bottom edge of front board but is otherwise unworn and sharp. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Unclipped color photographic jacket is bright and clean, with light shelf wear, one small tear at front hinge - no chips, creases or significant tears. A handsome volume alternates a contemporary view of Atlanta's business and cultural life with chapters on historic development from the 1830s on through the 1990s. Profusely illustrated with sparkling color photographs by Ron Sherman as well as many black & white archival photos. Introduction by Billy Payne; corporate profiles by Pam Baker and Virginia Parker. 10 x 13"; 447 pages. A heavy volume will require additional postage for overseas or international mailing.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Sherman, Ron (Photography).

$38.00

Forgotten Shrines of Spain
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Forgotten Shrines of Spain

By Byne, Mildred Stapley

Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1926. 1926 Stated First Edition. NEAR FINE. A clean, unmarked and firmly bound copy in yellow cloth hardcover, title stamped in black on spine, front cover with large pictorial pastedown within black stamped rules. Pages, top edge gilt, are fresh and fine. Cover is has only light edge rub and slight color fade to spine, otherwise fine. Hinges and binding firm, intact and straight. The author visits eight shrines: the Monastery of St. Domingo de Silos and its Library (Benedictine), Old Castile; the Monastery of San Zoil de Carrion do los Condes (Benedictine), Old Castile; the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria del Paular (Carthusian), New Castile; the Monastery de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Estramadura, Hieronymite (Order of St. Jerome); the Convent of Santa Clara de Moguer (Franciscan), Adalusia; the Monastery of Santa Maria de la Rabida (Franciscan), Andalusia; the Royal Convent of Sigena (Order of St. John of Jerusalem), Aragon; the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet (Cistercian), Catalonia. The book is illustrated with 67 duotones from photographs by Arthur Byne and one map. 6 x 9"; 312 pages (including index) plus photo pages . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. Illus. by Byne, Arthur (Photographs).

$26.60

Round London With the Unicorn
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Round London With the Unicorn

By Stonier, G. W

New York: Roy Publishers, 1951. 1951, First US Edition, VERY GOOD+ in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked copy, firmly bound in black cloth hardcover, title gilt-stamped on spine. Pages fine; very slight shelf wear to cover, gilt a bit dulled. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Pictorial jacket is clean, edges lightly worn and some rubbing along spine folds. Front flap price clipped. The jacket is in a clear archival protector. An enchanting series of short prose pieces and essays with the theme of London, including a fantasy of flying saucers and Martians visiting London in 2051. Delightful line illustrations throughout, by Lynton Lamb. 5-1/4 x 8-1/4"; [vi] + 142 pages. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good. Illus. by Lamb, Lynton.

$22.80

The Canoe and the Saddle, Adventures Among the Northwestern Rivers and Forests; and Isthmiana
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The Canoe and the Saddle, Adventures Among the Northwestern Rivers and Forests; and Isthmiana

By Winthrop, Theodore

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1863. Published 1862, 1863 printed on title page. GOOD+. A clean, firmly bound copy. The only marking is previous owner's (George Walton Ogden) custom bookplate on front pasted endpaper and neatly penned on first blank leaf. Pages are clean and supple, front edge lightly stained, otherwise fine. Bound in hardcover of brown paper with blind embossed design to all panels. The spine was originally gilt titled but due to a large chip from top of spine and dulling of remaining type, the title is no longer legible. The cover is clean though moderately edgeworn; front hinge has 1" crack at top and rear hinge a 1" crack at bottom. Despite the cracks, hinges remain firm and the book block is tight. This "novelized memoir" of the author's travels through the Pacific Northwest (California to British Columbia). Included in this volume is a 4-page partial vocabulary of the Chinook Jargon. The work was published posthumously, for Major Winthrop (1828-1861) was one of the first Union officers killed in the Civil War. The second work, "Isthmiana," was a sketch found among Winthrop's papers, a rapidly written journal of his travels in the Isthmus of Panama. 4-1/2 x 7-1/4"; 375 pages plus 1-page ad for other Winthrop titles at front of book and 16-pages of publisher ads at the end. . Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket.

$42.75

Imagine Houston. Volume Two - 2010
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Imagine Houston. Volume Two - 2010

By Castaneda, Adam (Editor)

Houston, TX: Carlo Van der Burg & Gilles Van der Burg , 2009. 2009 Copyright, printing unstated. FINE in VERY GOOD. Crisp, totally unmarked copy, tightly bound in dark blue hardcover with gilt titling stamped on front and spine. Pages and cover are fresh and fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Color pictorial jacket is clean and bright, lightly shelf rubbed with some lifting of the gloss lamination from the bottom front edge. Otherwise fine. A book produced to promote the city of Houston. Glorious color photographs throughout capture the spirit, variety and beauty of Houston's neighborhoods. The city tour is followed by a section of business profiles. 9 x 12"; 182 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Edwards, Charles, et. al. (Photography).

$80.75

Shanghai
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Shanghai

By Rheims, Bettina; Bramly, Serge

New York: Power House Books, 2004. 2004 First Printing (with full number line) of First American Edition. (The book was published in France in 2003.) NEAR FINE. A fresh, totally unmarked copy, tightly bound in hardcover of glossy color printed paper over padded boards. Published without a dust jacket. A few tiny rubs to cover edges, small crease cover paper at top rear corner - all else fine. Women's liberation in Shanghai, China as captured through the lens of Bettina Rheims, with beautiful full-page photographs throughout. Textual insight (in English) by Serge Bramly. 11-1/4 x 13"; 252 pages. The book weighs nearly 7 lbs and will require additional postabe for Priority or international mailing,. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket.

$51.30

Best Dive Sites of the World
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Best Dive Sites of the World

By Amsler, Kurt et al; Trainito, Egido (Editor)

New York: Abbeville Press, 2000. 2000 First Edition (stated), First Printing with full number line. FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages and color printed map endpapers are crisp and pristine. Blue hardcover, gilt-stamped titles on front and spine, is fresh, unworn. Colorful jacket is clean and complete, lightly shelf worn, edges rubbed with short closed tear and shallow crease at top of front panel. Jacket is in a new archival protector. Detailed information for dozens of 50 fascinating dive sites, richly illustrated with color photographs and maps (including underwater maps). 10-3/4 x 12". 300 pages. A heavy volume (nearly 6 lbs. or 2.7 kilos) will require additional postage for Priority or International mailing. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 4to.

$33.25

Point Reyes Visions: Photographs and Essays Point Reyes National Seashore and West Marin
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Point Reyes Visions: Photographs and Essays Point Reyes National Seashore and West Marin

By Goodwin, Kathleen

Inverness, California: Color & Light Editions, 2005. 2005 Stated Second Edition. NEAR FINE large format paperback. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages fresh and fine. Color pictorial paper cover, printed on heavy stock with folded flaps, is near fine, price intact on front flap. Faint dent mark to front of cover, upper rear corner has short soft crease; cover otherwise fine. Binding firm, no cracks or splits, no creasing to cover spine. Gorgeous color photographs by Richard Blair are enhanced by the Goodwin's informative, gracefully written text. 9 x 11"; 192 pages. Second Edition. Softcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Blair, Richard (Photographer). 4to.

$17.10

The Silent Traveller in San Francisco
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The Silent Traveller in San Francisco

By Yee, Chiang

New York: W W Norton & Company, Inc., 1964. 1964 Stated First Edition (American); First Printing with full number line. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Charmingly illustrated by author Chiang Yee, with 16 full page color plates as well as black & white drawings throughout text. Pages are fresh and fine. Gray cloth hardcover, titled in blue on spine (and in Chinese on front cover) is near fine - clean and bright, a bubble in the cloth at middle of back cover. Color illustrated jacket has price intact on top of front flap, bottom corner of front flap clipped. Jacket is lightly edgworn with small creases and a couple of small nicks. There is a one inch stain to top of back panel, a few other soil spots, but is overall clean and bright. Binding, hinges firm, intact and straight. Yee's "Silent Traveller" series is a wonderful treat. This title is a perfect introduction for the uninitiated. 6-1/4 x 9-1/2"; 366 pages. First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$13.30

North-Country Sketches: Notes, Essays and Reviews
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North-Country Sketches: Notes, Essays and Reviews

By Neasham, George

Durham: Printed for the Author by Thos. Caldcleugh, 1893. 1893 First Edition (MDCCCXCIII printed on title page). VERY GOOD+ copy, clean and tightly bound copy in hardcover of marbled paper over boards with reddish-brown cloth spine and corners. Custom bookplate affixed to front pasted endpaper (a skull with initials PMF on forehead); 2 small clippings, as from a catalog listing, pasted to front free endpaper; lightly penciled and easily erasable listing of illustration page numbers on reverse of title page verso. Pages crisp, clean and near fine. Top edge gilt. 13 full-page black and white illustration plates plus 47 woodcuts by Thomas and John Bewick and their pupils. Cover is clean, lightly shelf rubbed but no frays or tears. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. A fascinating tour of England's north country, with articles and sketches on the country and culture including famous families, cities and towns, natural history, mining and miners; historic executions; ghosts, charms and omens; hunting; rails and roads; churches, schools, and much more. 5-3/4 x 8-3/4"; vii + 400 pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket. Illus. by Bewick, Thomas; Bewick, John. 8vo.

$152.00

Keepers of Kingdom: The Ancient Offices of Britain
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Keepers of Kingdom: The Ancient Offices of Britain

By Bruce, Alastair

London: Seven Dials, 2000. 2000 First softcover edition. NEAR FINE. A bright, crisp and firmly bound copy. Christmas 2000 gift inscription on half-title page - no other markings. Pages fresh and fine. Color pictorial paper cover, with folded flaps, is clean, complete with price intact - no tears, chips or creases. Very slight shelf rub to surface, otherwise fine. A brilliantly written, photographed and designed book, worthy of its regal subject matter. 9 x 11"; 224 pages. A heavy book that may require additional postage for Priority or international mailing.. First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Calder, Julian; Cator, Mark (Photography). 4to.

$32.30

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