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image of Medicina Medica. Metaphysical Healing Methods in Late-antique and Medieval Manuscripts With Thirty Facsimile Plates. The Classics of Medicine Library.. With Booklet of Notes from the Editors included.

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Birmingham, Alabama: The Classics of Medicine Library, Gryphon Editions, 1986. 4to. 107 pgs. Very Fine condition black leather hardcover with gilt decoration and embossment to covers and spine with die-stamped 22k gold. All edges of textblock gilt. Gold marker ribbon bound into headband, marbled endpapers. Pristine condition of the privately printed English language edition translated from the German by Rosemarie… Read more
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$150.00
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Flora: A Gardener's Encyclopedia 2 volume set , vol 1 A-K vol 2 L-Z, with CD-ROM and companion volume Flora's Plant Names.

by Hogan, Sean

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Ravenroost Books
Published
2003
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780881925388
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$165.00

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Timber Press: Timber Press, Incorporated (Dioscorides Press), 2003. Fine condition 2 Volume Hardcover boxed set with CD-ROM and also includes the complementary softcover "Flora's Plant Names". All are in as new condition, and unused. Lavishly illustrated throughout with striking color photography. Page edges have alphabetized tabs for quick searching. The companion volume "Flora's Names" encompasses 20,000 entries indexed by… Read more
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$165.00
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The WoodBook [The Wood Book] in Wooden Box

by Leistikow, Klaus Ulrich and Hough, Romeyn B.

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Ravenroost Books
Published
2002
Condition
As New
Edition
First Thus, Special Boxed Edition
ISBN
9783822817421
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$178.00

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Taschen, 2002. 864pgs. Fine/As New condition hardcover in original shrinkwrap, enclosed in accompanying wooden box with sliding front panel and original outer cardboard box. A selective compilation of "The American Woods" 1888-1913 which was originally published with actual specimens on cardboard stock.. This edition is illustrated by strikingly detailed photos of the original wood specimen veneers, as well as… Read more
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Four Thousand Years of Pharmacy. An Outline History of Pharmacy and the Allied Sciences.

by Lawall

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1927
Condition
Good to Very Good
Edition
No Additional Printings Indicated
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$45.00

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Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1927. xv.665 pgs. Good to Very Good. Illustrated with 64 black and white plates including frontis of a section of the Eders papyrus, one of the oldest pharmaceutical works known. Red cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge of text blockmatching red. Corners and edges rubbed and frayed, binding strong and… Read more
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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies

by Campbell, Killis

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1933
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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$28.00

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Cambridge Massachusets: Harvard University Press, 1933. 238pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, top edge gilt, usual ex-library markings in the usual places, former owner name on copyright page and preface, otherwise clean throughout, binding tight. Cornerstone biography and literary commentary on Edgar Allan Poe, his personal life, personality, eclectic education and background and his sometimes self-revelatory… Read more
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Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.

by Smith, C. Alphonso

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Published
1921
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$32.00

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Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1921. 350pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Very light rubbing to corners, light foxing to pre-title pages otherwise internally clean, sound and unmarked. Frontis portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. This is the original edition and not a modern reprint. Contents: Chapter I: The World-Author; Chapter II: The Man; Chapter III:… Read more
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Plumes in the Dust. Love Affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood.

by Walsh, John Evangelist

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1980
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Printing
ISBN
9780882296838
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$28.00

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Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1980. 163pgs. Very Good hardcover in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked but for a small faint shadow from a former sticker on front endpaper. Binding tight, light wear to bottom edge of spine. Jacket has slight darkening to paper of spine, no chips or tears. Following the text is a very readable and intriguing notes and sources… Read more
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Book Collecting. A Comprehensive Guide. 1995 Edition.

by Ahearn, Allen and Patricia

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1995
Condition
Fine
Edition
Later Printing
ISBN
9780399140495
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$15.00

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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… Read more
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Slightly Chipped. Footnotes in Booklore.

by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1999
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
ISBN
9780312205874
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$14.00

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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, ,… Read more
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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.

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1998
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$26.00

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

by Mertins, Louis and Esther

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1947
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
No Additional Printings Stated
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$36.00

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

by Blake, John B.

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1998
Condition
As New
Edition
Later Reprint
ISBN
9781578980864
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$35.00

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

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

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1964
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
No Additional Printings Indicated
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$35.00

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

by Myerson, Joel

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1982
Condition
Fine
Edition
No Additional Printings Indicated
ISBN
9780822934523
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$32.00

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

by Harner, James L.

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1992
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Printing
ISBN
9780816190881
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$17.00

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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… Read more
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Ex-Libris

by King, Ross

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Ravenroost Books
Published
2001
Condition
Fine
Edition
Second Printing
ISBN
9780802733573
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$12.00

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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… Read more
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Atglen, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: Schiffer Pub Ltd, 2003. 158 pgs. Fine condition glossy hardcover, New.. Detailed color photos. Text by renowned marble authority. From the cover: With this book, readers will discover machine-made marbles from the early 1900 to the 1930's that revolutionized the glass marble industry. Over 700 beautiful color photos display marbles produced by the Ohio-based companies M.F. Christensen… Read more
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$24.00
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Eric Gill. A Bibliography.

by Gill, Evan

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1991
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Printing of Second (Revised) Editi
ISBN
9780906795538
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$40.00

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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,… Read more
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Edgar Poe and His Critics

by Whitman, Sarah Helen

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1967
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Facsimile Edition.
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$30.00

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Pennsylvania: The Americanist Press, 1967. Sm. 8vo. 81 pgs. Very Good condition softcover in stiff wraps as issued. Limited Edition of 200 copies, a facsimile of the 1860 Rudd & Carleton edition. Publisher's signature penned on limitation page opposite title page. The Americanist Reprint Series. An earnest and thoughtful effortt by Ms. Whitman, a colleague of Poe's, to rectify the… Read more
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Reading. An Essay.

by Walpole, Hugh.

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Ravenroost Books
Published
1927
Condition
Very Good
Edition
November 1927.
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$14.00

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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.… Read more
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