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Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition.
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Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition.

By Ahearn, Allen and Patricia

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1995. viii.480 pgs. Fine hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, binding tight. Another timeless handbook for collectors, librarians and booksellers. With 3,500 titles, an additional 2,000 titles have been added to the previous 1989 edition. The 1978, 1986 and 1993 prices are included, as well as new sections on prizes and lists such as Pulitzers, Bookers, Edgars, Hugos, National Book Awards, Caldecotts, PEN/Faulkners, Nebulas, Newberys and Burgess. You are guided on which books to collect, how to identify first editions, evaluate condition and care for your collection. Contents: Introduction, Book Collecting, What to Collect: First Editions, Proofs and Advanced Review Copies, Limited Editions, Paperbacks or Paperwraps, Literary Prize Winners, High Spots in Literature, Sources For Books, Knowledgable Buying, Some Suggestions, First Edition Identification by Publisher, Using This Guide, Appendices: Pseudonyms, Book Dealers, Auction Houses, Selected Bibliography of Works Consulted. ISBN 0399140492. #2472.. Later Printing. Cloth Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 6.25 x 9.5 Inches.

$15.00

Slightly Chipped. Footnotes in Booklore.
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Slightly Chipped. Footnotes in Booklore.

By Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1999. 215 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, first printing of first edition in pristine condition. A classic read for book lovers, sellers and collectors alike. The authors of Used and Rare continue their adventures in their quest for rare and out-of-print books, delving into ephemera such as Bram Stoker's notes for Dracula, , the Bloomsbury Group, a Sotheby's auction experience, hypermoderns and internet bookselling. See also our book#2469. ISBN# 0312205872. #2470.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$14.00

New Worlds in Old Books
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New Worlds in Old Books

By Rostenberg, Leona and Madeleine B. Stern

Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1999. viii.202pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dustjacket, pristine condition in removable archival cover. In this bibliophile memoir, dedicated "to the Survival of the Printed Book in the Twenty-First Century" the world-renowned authors reveal the new realms and wealth of knowledge waiting to be discovered in the world of old books. Sections: Introduction: Through Our Hands, What's Past Is Prologue, Eye-Witness Reports, United Nations and Utopias, Hidden Americana, Censorship and Suppression, Stratagems of Satan, Feminism, The Jews, The Blacks, The Lure of Firsts, The Press: Exotic and Uncommon, Provenance, Selected Short-Title Lists, Index. ISBN 1884718892. #2468.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$14.00

American Book Prices Current 1997 Volume 103 The Auction Season September 1996- August 1997
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American Book Prices Current 1997 Volume 103 The Auction Season September 1996- August 1997

By Katharine Kyes Leab, Daniel J. Leab, Marie-Luise Frings, Abigail Leab and Kathleen Thorp, Editors.

Bancroft-Parkman, 1998. adv. xxii. 1100pgs. Fine condition hardcover. Clean, tight, unmarked, prisitne condition. Red cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine, endpapers depicting a book auction at Sotheby's circa 1800 by Thomas Rowlandson. Continues to be an essential reference tool for buying, selling and evaluating scarce books, serial publications, maps, autographs, prints based on hammer prices at 35 major auction houses. An introduction and table of abbreviations precedes lists of auction houses, named consignors and season's sales, followed by sections on autographs and manuscripts (Part I) and Books (Part II), the latter of which includes atlases, books, broadsides, maps and charts. #2467. First Edition. Cloth Hardcover. Fine. Illus. by Thomas Rowlandson. 8vo - 6.25x8.25x2inches.

$26.00

The Intervals of Robert Frost. A Critical Bibliography. With an Introduction By Fulmer Mood.
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The Intervals of Robert Frost. A Critical Bibliography. With an Introduction By Fulmer Mood.

By Mertins, Louis and Esther

Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1947. 91 pgs. Near Fine red cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, clean, sound, unmarked, very faint rubbing to cloth at spine corners. First edition, 1947. Frontis portrait of robert Frost and a plate showing an early manuscript version of "Neither Out Far Nor In Deep" in the poet's handwriting. Contents: Robert Frost and the Mertins Collection by Fulmer Mood; Intervals, by Louis Mertins: San Francisco Interval, Lawrence Interval, Derry Interval, Dymock interval, Amherst Interval, Cambridge Interval, Hanover Interval; Bibliography by Esther Mertins: Poems - Lawrence Interval, Derry Interval, Dymock Interval, Amherst Interval, Cambridge iinterval, Hanover Interval, Marginalia, Books. The backbone of this collection was built upon inscribed and annotated manuscripts, books, periodicals given to the Mertins as gifts over time by Robert Frost himself. #2373.. No Additional Printings Stated. Cloth Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - 6¾ - 7¾ Inches Tall.

$36.00

Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine.
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Short Title Catalogue of Eighteenth Century Printed Books in the National Library of Medicine.

By Blake, John B.

Martino Publishing, 1998. 501 pgs. Fine condition tan cloth hardcover, As New, clean, crisp, unmarked. Martino Limited Reprint Edition, limited to 100 copies. List of works printed from 1701 through 1800 which are held in the History of medicine Collection of the National Library of Medicine. Approximately 25,000 items, both monographs and serials, are included which had not been recorded in either the Index-Catalogue or The National Union Catalog Pre-1956 imprints. ISBN 1578980860 #2353 . Later Reprint. Cloth Hardcover. As New. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$35.00

A Blake Bibliography. Annotated Lists of Works, Studies and Blakeana.
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A Blake Bibliography. Annotated Lists of Works, Studies and Blakeana.

By Nurmi, Martin K. Bentlry, G.E.

Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1964. xix.393 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Clean, sound and unmarked with minimal shelfwear, light rubbing to corners of dustjacket. Laid in and included are a copy of a review of this book and a small card with several notations presumably by a reviewer. Contents divided into six main sections, separated by illustrated vignettes. Table of Contents: Tables of Symbols and Abbreviations; Table of Type-Printed References to Blake Before 1863; Blake's Reputation and Interpreters; Blake's Chronology; Part I. Editions of Blake's Writings: Individual Tiltles, Collections and Selections; Part II. Reproductions of Drawinigs and Paintings: Illustrations of Individual Authors, Collections and Selections; Part III. Engravings: Illustrations of Individual Authors, Selections and Collections; Part IV. Catalogues and Bibliographies; Part V. Books Owned by Blake; Part VI. Biography and Criticism [All editors, annotators, introducers, authors, etc. of works in parts I through V are cross-referenced in part VI]; Note on Musical Settings; Index. #2352.. No Additional Printings Indicated. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$35.00

Ralph Waldo Emerson. A Descriptive Bibliography. [Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography]
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Ralph Waldo Emerson. A Descriptive Bibliography. [Pittsburgh Series in Bibliography]

By Myerson, Joel

Pittsburg: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1982. xviii.802 pgs. Fine condition hardcover, as new, clean, tight and unmarked. Includes illustrations of Emerson's first edition title and copyright pages, bindings and dust jackets. Sections: Introduction, Separate publications, Collected Editions, Miscellaneous Collections, First Book and Pamplet Appearances, First-Appearance Contributions to Magazines and Newspapers, Books Editited by Emerson, Reprinted Material in Books and Pamphlets, Material Attributed to Emerson, Compiler's Notes, Appendix: Principal Works About Emerson, Index. ISBN 0822934523 #2355.. No Additional Printings Indicated. Cloth Hardcover. Fine. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$32.00

Great Books and Book Collectors
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Great Books and Book Collectors

By Thomas, Alan G

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1975. 280pgs. Near Fine maroon cloth hardcover with red and gilt title pieces to spine and front board. Jacket is price-clipped, in Good to Very Good conditions with several moderate tears to front and rear edges of paper, jacket is protected in a clear archival removable cover. Very nicely and generously illustrated throughout with color plates, reproductions and photographs. Chapters: Preface, Manuscripts, Early Printing, Bookbinding, The Bible, Early Books in Hebrew, Herbals and Color-Plate Flower Books, English Books with Coloured Plates, Books on Architecture, The New World, Private Press Books, First Editions, Fakes and Forgeries, Great Book Collectors, Acknowledgments for Illustrations, Index. SBN 74-77298. LLC 399-11367-3#1900.. No Additional Printings Indicated. Cloth Hardcover. Near Fine/Good to Very Good. 4to - 9¾ Inches-12 inches tall.

$18.00

English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism (1984-1990)
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English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism (1984-1990)

By Harner, James L.

New York: G K Hall, 1992. xiii.185 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, no jacket. Shallow bumping to spine edges and corners, else minimal shelf wear, internally clean and unmarked. Contents: The Author, Preface, Acknowledgments, Bibliographies [15 sources], Anthologies [2 sources], General Studies [72 sources], Authors/Translators/Titles [arranged alphabetically], Index. A continuation of the author's "English Renaissance Prose Fiction, 1500-1660: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism" and its supplement for 1978-1983. The majority of entries are for books and articles published between 1984 and 1990, but also included are earlier publications not present in the previous volume cited above. From the Preface: "Like its predecessors, this volume includes editions and studies of prose fiction in English-both original works and translations-written or printed in England from 1500 to 1660. The works and translations included are limited to those that may be classified as novellas, romances, histories, anatomies, or jest books (or some combination of these)." ISBN 0816190887. #1845 . First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good. Small 4to..

$17.00

Ex-Libris
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Ex-Libris

By King, Ross

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Walker & Co, 2001. 391 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean and Set in Europe following the English Civil War. From the jacket: "A cryptic summons to a remote country house launches Isaac Inchbold, a London bookseller and antiquarian, on an odyssey through seventeenth-century Europe, charged with the task of restoring a magnificent library destroyed by the war." Inchbold's life depends on recovering a missing manuscript, in the midst of underworld, spies, ciphers and forgeries. ISBN 0802733573. #1743.. Second Printing. Fine/Fine. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$12.00

Eric Gill. A Bibliography.
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Eric Gill. A Bibliography.

By Gill, Evan

Winchester: St. Paul's Bibliographies, 1991. 8vo.xv. 368 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, unmarked, no chips or tears. Prefaces by Steven Corey and Evan Gill. Contents: I. books, pamphlets, etc. written by Eric Gill, II. books, periodicals, etc., to which Eric Gill was a contributing author. III. books and other publications illustrated by Eric Gill containing wood engravings, title pages, initial letters, tail-pieces, IV. books, journals, etc. containing criticism or reference to his work, V. miscellanea, VI. posters and related items illustrated by Eric Gill. This bibliography is fully indexed and cross-referenced by engraving number with the Physick (V&A catalog) and Ditchling-Gill numbers. ISBN 0906795532. #1717.. First Printing of Second (Revised) Editi. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Eric Gill. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

Reading. An Essay.
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Reading. An Essay.

By Walpole, Hugh.

New York: Harper and Brothers, 1927. 12mo. 89 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Lavender gold-flecked boards with slight sunning of spine. Paper title piece intact. Clean and unmarked within. An essay on reading divided into chapters: Reading for Fun, Reading for Education, Reading for Love #501.. November 1927.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$14.00

A Bibliography of Internal Medicine : Communicable Diseases
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A Bibliography of Internal Medicine : Communicable Diseases

By Bloomfield, Arthur

Mansfield Center, CT, U.S.A.: Martino Publishing, 2000. 8vo. viii. 560 pgs. As New fine condition hardcover, green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. This is a facsimile of the 1958 edition published by the University of Chicago Press. Bibliographical entries are arranged within categories of specific diseases, with an abstract of the contents for each cited publication. These communicable diseases are covered: Typhoid Fever, Cholera, Bacillary Dysentery, Plague, Brucella Infection, Pneumococcal Pneumonia, Scarlet Fever, Erysipelas, Rheumatic Fever, Meningococcal Infection, Gonorrhea and Gonococcal Infection, Tuberculosis, Leprosy, Diptheria, Tetanus, Typhus, Syphilis: Part I. From John Hunter to the Discovery of the Treponeme (1905), Syphilis: Part II.From the Discovery of the Treponeme (1905), Malaria, Amebic Dysentery, Poliomyelitis: 1800 to Experimental Transmission (1909), The Common Cold, Measles, Smallpox, Vaccinia, Rabies, Yellow Fever, Herpes Zoster, Mumps, Whooping Cough, Author Index. ISBN 1578982391. #1356.. First Printing Thus. Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo.

$24.00

Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.)
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Edgar Allan Poe : A Bibliography of Criticism, 1827-1967 (Bibliographical Society Ser.)

By Cauthen, Irby B., Jr.; Dameron, Lasley J.

Charlottesville, VA, U.S.A.: University Press of Virginia, 1974. 8vo. xvi. 386 pgs. Near Fine condition hardcover, as unread, with a trace of external shelfwear. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and front board. Contents: Preface, Abbreviations, Checklist of Poe Criticism Composed in English 1827-1967, Checklist of Poe Criticism in Foreign Languages, 1827-1967, Index. #2135. ISBN 0813904986. First Edition. Cloth. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00