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Chaldean Magic: Its Origin and Development
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Chaldean Magic: Its Origin and Development

By Lenormant, Francois

York Beach, Maine: Samuel Weiser, 1999. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. 414, (18) pages, indexed. Hardcover in grey dust jacket. DJ is moderately rubbed, with a few dings. Spine has some light soiling. Prior owner's name is at the top of the half title; otherwise, the text is clean

$40.00

A Good Man is Hard to Find and Other Stories

By O'Connor, Flannery

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1955. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good/Fair. 8vo. 251 pages. Hardcover bound in black cloth and with a tan and pink dust jacket, now in mylar. The jacket is worn and faded. There is a 2 3/4 inch split in the jacket along the lower fore edge of the front panel and a nearly 1 inch closed tear at the lower edge of the front panel. The jacket is NOT price clipped. First state jacket with the $3.50 price intact. Review of "Wise Blood" on the rear panel of the jacket. The book is a First Edition, first state with "First Edition" printed on the copyright page and with "tyring" for "trying" on page 125. There are a couple of red flower stickers on the front flyleaf over an early owner's inscription. The text of the book is toned but appears unmarked.

$350.00

In Black and White. Photographs of the 30's and 40's. (Limited Edition SIGNED by Both Authors)

By Welty, Eudora; [with] Introduction by Anne Tyler

Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1985. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine. Square quarto. 73 pages. Hardcover bound in quarter black cloth with black and white marbled paper-covered boards. Light wear to the binding. A sound copy and clean within. SIGNED by Eurdora Welty on the half title and signed by Anne Tyler at the end of the Introduction. #266 of 400 copies.

$225.00

Acts of the Corporation of the City of Washington, Passed by the First Council, to Which is Prefixed the Act of Incorporation. [THE FIRST 15 CONSECUTIVE REPORTS FROM 1803 TO 1818]

By By Order of the Council

Washington: Printed by A. and G. Way, 1803. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fair. Octavo. Variously paginated. Bound volume containing the reports of the first 15 councils, dating from 1803 to 1818. Bound in early full sheep. The leather binding is quite worn and dry and is scuffed and abraded. The hinges are sturdy. Lacks the top leather label on the spine; the bottom label reads, "Vol. I / From the / 1st to 15th Council / Inclusive." Early owner's name at the headcap of the spine is illegible, and no names within. The binding is designs with rules of alternating oval and diamond designs in blind about the edges. There is some pest damage to the outside edges of the text block towards the rear of the book, not affecting the text. Text is toned and foxed with some damping at the front and rear. Two blank flyleaves at the front an numerous blank pages at the rear. Most of the reports have their own title pages. The reports that do not have separate title pages are those for: 8 (1810); 12 (1815); 14 (1817); and 15 (1818). In the 6th report 1808 there is insect damage for the leaves of pages 7-8 and 9-10 with significant loss of lettering on the fore edge of pages 7-8. Rare. (1)-8, 4, (9)-49, (i)-ii, (i)x, (1)-2; (1)-32; (1)-47; (1)-44; (1)-46; 20, (1); 42; 15, (1); 56, (iii); 56; 36; 88; 69; 40; 45 pages with 10 blank flyleaves at the rear. The final few flyleaves of torn and stained. Reports 8, 12, 14 and 15 do not have separate title pages. The rest of the reports do have their title pages.

$1500.00

Chiefs
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Chiefs

By Woods, Stuart

New York, London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1981. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. 427 pages. First edition SIGNED hardcover in a white illustrated dust jacket. There is a small dent mark to DJ on rear cover. Author has SIGNED the front flyleaf. Text is clean.

$110.00

Circa 18th Century Pennsylvania Schwenkfelder Manuscript Handwritten Book (Letters, Sacraments, Catechism) [From the Library of Moravian Bishop Edward Rondthaler of Winston-Salem, North Carolina]

By Martin Johns; [and] George Kriebel; [and] George Dittrich; et al.

Pennsylvania: Handwritten Manuscript. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 215 pages. The binding measures 6 5/8 inches tall by about 4 1/4 inches wide. Housed in a modern custom-made cloth slipcase with burgundy silk moire pastedowns within. Hardcover bound in full leather with a ribbed spine and with rolls on the front and rear boards in blind. The binding is superbly preserved. All edges red. The hinges are sturdy and the leather is attractive and clean. Written in very neat old style German on both the rectos and the versos of the leaves. The pages have chain lines, and some of the pages show the lightly drawn ink lines for boarders for the text. Some of the capital letters in the text have some extra decorations (no color, and no images). There is a two-page Register at the front. There are 16 sections. Some of the text appears to be copies of letters, and some are a form of Catechism, written in question and answer format. There are dates within the text of 1697 to 1699, but the style of the binding is 18th century, and the paper also seems consistent with 18th century paper. ~ The book had belonged to Moravian Bishop Rondthaler of Winston-Salem. It does not have his signature in it, but it does have what looks like part of his trimmed calling card on which is printed "Rt. Rev. Edward Rondthaler, D.D. / Winston-Salem." There is an ink inscription on the front flyleaf dated 1851 which looks like "G(..?..) Kriebel / his Book June 11 (or "the"?) g / 1851." A name at the top of the first page of text is Martin Johns. Other names in the text are "Susana Dittrichen" (page 37 and 64); "George Dittrich" (page 101; the end of this section on page 105 bears the date 1699 and 98); "Caspar Schwenck" is mentioned in the text at the top of page 142; the initials "G.K." are at the beginning of a letter on page 150; the name "George Kriebel" is in the heading of the section beginning on page 176 (an the initials "M.J." are at the end); Susanna Dittrichen" is mentioned again on page 181 at the beginning of another section (this section ends on the next page with a date of 1697 an the initial "M." ~ We have found reference to a Rev. George Kriebel in Pennsylvania (1732-1805) who was associated with the Schwenkfelders. We have also found a Martin John (or Johns), also associated with the Schwenkfelders and who wrote on music and hymns.

$2500.00

Coppini & C. Silversmith. Old Manufactory of Artistic Silverware. Established in 1746. (PRICED TRADE CATALOGUE)

By Coppini

Firenzi, Italia: Coppini & Co., 1959. Soft cover. Very Good. 12mo. 2 pages of text and 29 pages of photographic plates (three of these are in color). Soft cover bound in white glossy wrappers. Moderate wear to the binding, which shows some foxing. The first plate is foxed, and about 7 of the other plates show some abrasion where the pages had stuck together. On two or three of these the abrasion is actually on one of the pictured items. Most plates show 10 or more objects in photographs. The facing page gives the name of the item and the price in dollars. An indispensable and rare reference for antique dealers in fine silverware or jewelry.

$75.00

The Eyes of Darkness  [DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION LETTERED "P/C"]
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The Eyes of Darkness [DELUXE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION LETTERED "P/C"]

By Koontz, Dean R.

Arlington Hts., Illinois: Dark Harvest, 1989. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Phil Parks. 8vo. 257 pages. Hardcover a with a black, red, and green dust jacket, now in mylar, and housed in a slipcase. The book and jacket are fresh and clean. There is a red "Autographed Copy" sticker on the mylar on the foot of the spine (not on the book itself. This is the special signed Limited Edition. It was limited to 400 numbered copies; this copy is not numbered but has a "P/C" (for Publisher's Copy) written in the limitation space. A nice copy.

$75.00

Firestarter
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Firestarter

By King, Stephen

New York: The Viking Press, 1980. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. 428 pages. Hardcover bound in red quarter cloth with black paper-covered boards and housed in a white dust jacket, now in mylar. The jacket is complete and has the original price of $13.95. Moderate wear to the jacket. There is a small chip in the foot of the jacket spine on at the front corner, not affecting any of the image. INSCRIBED by King on the front flyleaf: "For E....-- with best wishes, / Stephen King / 11/8/88." There are a couple of spots of soiling or staining on the fore edge and on the top edge of the text block. This was likely done from handling and does not affect the interior.

$300.00

Dolan's Cadillac [SIGNED "PRESENTATION" COPY]
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Dolan's Cadillac [SIGNED "PRESENTATION" COPY]

By King, Stephen

Northridge, California: John Lord Press, 1989. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. 64, (1) pages. Hardcover bound in black quarter cloth with grey pattered paper-covered boards. Minimal wear to the binding. A fresh, clean copy. SIGNED by Stephen King on the Half Title. The colophon at the rear notes, "This first edition of Dolan's Cadillac is limited to One Thousand numbered copies, Two Hundred and Fifty deluxe copies quarter bound in leather and Twenty-Six lettered copies, specially bound and slipcased, all of which have been signed by the author." This copy is NOT numbered, but at the bottom of the colophon is printed "Presentation Copy." No slipcase.

$350.00

Swan Song [SIGNED DELUXE 1ST ED.;  LIMITED EDITION TO 650 COPIES; "P/C" COPY]
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Swan Song [SIGNED DELUXE 1ST ED.; LIMITED EDITION TO 650 COPIES; "P/C" COPY]

By McCammon, Robert

Arlington Hts., Illinois: Dark Harvest, 1989. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Charles Lang. Royal Octavo. 608 pages. Hardcover with brown, grey and green pictorial dust jacket (now in mylar) and housed in the original green slipcase. Appears nearly new. There is a little sticker residue on the mylar at the foot of the spine where an "Autographed Copy" sticker had been affixed. The jacket appears to have a slight inward bow in the middle of the spine (but not a crease). This is not on the book itself and may be due to the mylar on the jacket. Signed by both Robert McCammon and Charles Lang on the special limitation page. Limited to 650 copies. This copy is not numbered but is lettered "P/C" for "Publisher's Copy." Illustrated with a color frontis and black and white drawings. A nice copy of a rare book.

$350.00

Records of the History, Laws, Regulations, and Statistics of the Tobacco Trade of the United Kingdom
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Records of the History, Laws, Regulations, and Statistics of the Tobacco Trade of the United Kingdom

By Siemssen, Julius

London: London Chamber of Commerce, 1886. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 166 pages. First edition hardcover in brown cloth. Binding has scuffs, some spotting. Hinges where spine meets boards are quite spotted. Spine is toned. Advertisements on endpapers. Text is lightly toned at edges. Occasional foxing. Contains a few foldout tables of of statistics, etc.

$65.00

Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Richmond, on Monday, the First Day of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Two
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Acts Passed at a General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Begun and Held at the Capitol, in the City of Richmond, on Monday, the First Day of October, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Two

By Davis, Augustine

Richmond, Virginia: Printed by Augustine Davis, Printer for the Public, 1793. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fair. Folio. 123 pages. Hardcover rebound in 20th century full brown cloth with the title on the front cover and spine in gilt. The binding shows light to moderate wear and is quite sturdy. The text shows heavy and obvious damping, especially at the front. The endpapers are also damped. Damping is heaviest for the first 35 pages, although some other pages also show some lesser browning, and rear of the book also shows some damping. There is a pin hole on the leaf for pages 97-98. Several acts pertain to Slaves and some pertain to Indians. Some of the acts are about Tobacco, and some are related to specific towns. Some are about establishing banks at Richmond and Alexandria or Tobacco inspections in Petersburg or other places. Some mention specific people, such as a 1792 act on establishing a Toll-Bridge for John Sinclair in Isle of Wight County. One act establishes the Inspection of Tobacco on the Lands of William Cabell in the county of Amherst. There is an act concerning the Nottoway Indian tribe, and a brief act "Empowering the County Court of Northampton to appoint Trustees for the purpose of protecting the rights of the Gingaskin Tribe of Indians. Numerous photos available; we have a photo album of this book on our bookshop's Facebook page (Pages Past Used and Rare Books) with over 30 photos. Rare.

$850.00

Tell My Horse.  Voodoo - Life in Haiti - Jamaica
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Tell My Horse. Voodoo - Life in Haiti - Jamaica

By Hurston, Zora Neale

Philadelphia, New York, London and Toronto: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1938. Second Printing. . Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo. 301 pages. Hardcover bound in blue and red striped cloth and with the original purple, red and green dust jacket. The jacket shows wear with some edge tears and chips. Two tears at the top edge of the jacket's rear panel measure about 3/4 inches and just over 1 1/2 inches. SECOND PRINTING dust jacket, as stated on the font turn-in; jacket is NOT price-clipped and has the original $3.00 price. The book shows light to moderate wear. Early owner's 1939 inscription on the front pastedown. A brochure for Haiti is paper-clipped onto the rear flyleaf. Illustrated with photos.

$125.00

Society as I Have Found It. Edition De Luxe. (Signed Limited Edition; #337 of 400 Copies)

By McAllister, Ward

New York: Cassell Publishing Company, 1890. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. Quarto. xv, 469 pages. Hardcover bound in gold and silver cloth with a gilt coat of arms on the front cover and with bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Shelf numbers at the foot of the spine. Moderate wear to the binding; silk moire endpapers. The front pastedown has a bookplate from the Sondley Reference Library (Asheville, North Carolina); otherwise a sound copy and clean within. Ward McAllister (1827-1895) was born in Savannah, Georgia and made his name as a lawyer in California during the Gold Rush. He married an heiress, and they moved to New York in 1852. He was focused on the wealthy and high society and used his wife's connections to move in the more refined circles of New York. He was the one who coined the term "The Four Hundred," meaning the four hundred movers and shakers of New York society who really mattered. This volume is part memoir and part brag book of those whose society he kept. Unfortunately, those quiet personages from "old money" were not pleased with this outsider publishing a book putting them in the spotlight for his own aggrandizement, and he died alone and in disgrace in 1895. ~~ This is the true First Edition and was limited to 400 copies (one supposes that he intended one copy for each of the 400 important people in New York). This is signed by McAllister on the limitation page and is far more rare than the trade edition which is usually found.

$200.00

Paris Symphony

By Anderson, John Redwood

Paris, Oxford and Hull: Privately Printed, 1921. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 4to. 98 pages. Hardcover bound in dark grey or black cloth, embossed to look like reptile skin. The binding is worn, and the spine ends are fraying and chipped. Corners bumped. A sound copy. Inscribed on the front flyleaf, "To Wilfrid and Gerald with best love and all good wishes from Jack. / Hull. Christmas 1921." Beneath this is written "(3)" in pencil (perhaps the third copy printed?). A simply produced book. Printed on rectos only with the verso blank. The type appears to be in blue or purple ink which nearly bleeds through in places on the verso, and it has the appearance of a self-typed production (or a copy of a self typed production). Typing corrections are evident, and these changes bleed through more boldly on the versos. Dedicated to Eileen. Typed on the dedication page is, "This copy is for Wilfrid and Gerald Gibson, Christmas 1921." The book was not actually officially published until 1947.

$150.00

The Song of Songs Which is Solomon's [#460 of 500 Copies]

By Flint, W. Russell

London: Philip Lee Warner, Publisher to the Medici, 1909. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. 4to. Unpaginated. Hardcover bound in quarter tan cloth with grey paper-covered boards and the remains of the original grey dust jacket. Light to moderate wear to the binding. The boards show some browning and foxing, likely from the remains of the dust jacket. The front and rear panels and turn-ins of the jacket remain. The front panel of the jacket has a couple of glass rings as well as a 3 1/2inch tear on the fore edge near the bottom corner. This tear has some old and failed tape repairs and a large accompanying crease. There is also a paper label on the front panel of the jacket from the Medici Society noting this Cloth binding version originally cost 2 Pounds, 12 Shillings, 6 d. Two pieces of the jacket spine laid in loosely. Off-setting on the endpapers from the jacket flaps. There is a 1921 signature on the front flyleaf of Clement W. Harris. A sound copy with unmarked text and untrimmed edges. Collates complete with all 10 color plates. The book had been kept in a closed house, and there is a slight aroma within which we expect to air out. A scarce copy with the remains of the original dust jacket.

$200.00

Aphrodite. (#157 of 175 Copies. Special Large Limited Edition; Illustrated and in Leather Binding)

By Louys, Pierre

N.p.: Privately Printed for Subscribers, 1928. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. Donald Denton. Quarto. 266 page. Hardcover bound in 3/4 red morocco and red silk (?) cloth covered boards. Leather spine is rubbed and has gilt designs in the panels. Moderate wear to the binding, which is still sound. Some rubbing and bumping to the binding with a bit of scuffing to the leather. There is an abrasion to the headcap and a pale scuff mark on the top panel near the headcap. There is some damping in the margins at the gutter near the top edge of the pages with the plates. This does not seem to affect the surrounding pages, although it occasional touches some of the images. A sound copy with wide margins (prior owner's 1944 signature on the front flyleaf). #154 of 175 copies. Beautiful black and white drawings (mostly stylish nudes) by Donald Denton. This edition is different from other more common 1928 Limited Editions of Louys' Aphrodite. The Denton illustrations are far superior to the Todhunter drawings and others.

$325.00

The Philosopher's Stone

By Wilson, Colin

London: Arthur Barker Limited, 1969. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. 315 pages. First edition UK hardcover in white and black illustrated dust jacket. DJ has slight edgewear, moderately rubbed. Pencilled notation on front flyleaf. Text is clean and sound.

$30.00

Necessary Doubt

By Wilson, Colin

London: Arthur Barker Limited, 1964. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. 286 pages. First edition hardcover in blue and white illustrated dust jacket. DJ is moderately rubbed/scuffed. Spine is toned, has a scuff hear the headcap. Pencilled notation on front flyleaf. Text is clean and sound.

$30.00

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