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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.
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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

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 both first and second common. Scientific names are included with the common names. Please note: this large package will weigh over 15 lbs and extra postage will be required. ISBNs 9780881925388, 9780881925388, 0881926051. Book#2570.. First Edition. Hard Cover in Slipcase. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$150.00

The WoodBook [The Wood Book} in wooden Box
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The WoodBook [The Wood Book} in wooden Box

By Leistikow, Klaus Ulrich and Hough, Romeyn B.

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 lithographs by Charles Sprague. The wood of each of 350 species of American trees, some now extinct, is presented in three views: transverse cross-section, radial quarters-awn and tangential flat-sawn. Text in German, English and French describes the geographical distribution of the tree species as well as physical properties such as grain and color of the wood. Please note: this large package will weigh over 7 lbs and extra postage will be required. ISBN 3822817422. Book# 2571.. First Thus. Hardcover in Wooden Box. As New. Illus. by Charles Sprague. 9.5x6.5 Inches.

$165.00

Four Thousand Years of Pharmacy. An Outline History of Pharmacy and the Allied Sciences.
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Four Thousand Years of Pharmacy. An Outline History of Pharmacy and the Allied Sciences.

By Lawall

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 sound. Faint lettering lower spine and owner name on front endpaper, light foxing to frontis, title page and the backs of some of the illustrations. Contents: I. Ancient Pharmacy and its Earliest Side-Line -Medicine. Science in Embryo. II. Pharmacy During the Greek, Alexandrian and Roman Periods. The Kindergarten of Science. III. The Arabians Preserve the Pharmaceutic Art and Carry the Torch of Professional and Scientific Knowledge from the Sixth to the Thirteenth Centuries. IV. Medieval Pharmacy. The Origin of Universities. The Influence of the Crusades on Pharmacy. V. Medieval Pharmacy and Alchemy from the Time of Roger Bacon to the Fifteenth Century. VI. Pharmacy During the Famous Fifteenth Century. A Century of Alchemistic Frenzy. Beginning of the Renaissance. VII. The Glorious Sixteenth Century in Pharmacy. The Century of Paracelsus. Pharmacy and Science. VIII. The Century of Famoud Pharmocopoeias and Notable Characters.The Gilden Seventeenth. IX. The Progressive Eighteenth Century. Pharmacy Ascendant. The Birth of Chemistry. The Beginnings of Modern Science. X. The Recent Nineteenth Century. The Development of Pharmacy in America. XI. The Present Twentieth Century. Whose History Cannot Yet be Written. Bibliography. Chronological Table. Index. Book #2553.. No Additional Printings Indicated. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good. 8vo, 8.25 x 5.25 Inches.

$45.00

The Elizabethan Underworld
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The Elizabethan Underworld

By Salgado, Gamini

Great Britain: Wrens Park Publishing of W.D. Williams & Son Ltd., 1999. x.230pgs. Fine Hardcover with illustrated boards in matching Fine dust jacket. Featuring over sixty illustrations from manuscripts and pamphlets contemporary to that time period. Contents: List of Illustrations, Preface, Acknowledgements, Chapters: London-Flower of Cities All, The Suburbs of Sin, The Fun of the Fair, White Magic and Black Witches, Astrologers and Alchemists, Low-Life on the Highway,Autolycus and His Tribe, Minions of the Moon, Counter and Clink, Bridewell and Bedlam. ISBN 0905778391 Book # 2543.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall.

$22.00

Elizabethan Drama 1558-1642 [Volume Two ]
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Elizabethan Drama 1558-1642 [Volume Two ]

By Schelling. Felix E.

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1908. x.685pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine. This is an original printing, not a modern reproduction, and consists of Volume Two only. Previous owner J.L. Mankiewicz in neat pencil on front endpaper, with cadeuceus bookplate of medical historian Fielding Hudson Garrison on front fixed endpaper. Internally clean, sound, unmarked with faint age toning to edges of text block. Contents of Volume Two: XIII. History and Tragedy on Classical Myth and Story. XIV. The College Drama. XV. The English Masque. XVI. The Pastoral Drama. XVII. Tragicomedy and "Romance". XVIII. Later Comedy of Manners. XIV. Decadent Romance. XV. The Drama in Retrospect. Bibliographical Essay. A List of Plays and Like Productions Written, ACted, or Published in England Between the Years 1558 and 1642. With an extensive Index. #2544.. No Previous Printings Indicated. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good. 5 x 7.5 Inches.

$16.00

The Mind of Poe and Other Studies
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The Mind of Poe and Other Studies

By Campbell, Killis

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 body of work. Sections: The Mind of Poe, Contemporary Opinion of Poe, The Poe-Griswold Controversy, The Backgrounds of Poe, Self-Revelation in Poe's Poems and Tales, The Origins of Poe and The Poe Canon. #2541.. First Edition. Cloth Hardcover. Good. 12mo - 5 x 7.5 Inches. Ex-Library.

$34.00

The Dreamer. A Romantic Rendering of the Life Story of Edgar Allan Poe.
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The Dreamer. A Romantic Rendering of the Life Story of Edgar Allan Poe.

By Stanard, Mary Newton

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1925. 382pgs. Very Good hardcover with sturdy white cloth spine, blue boards, blue and gilt titlepiece to spine. Light foxing to rear fixed endpaper, else clean and unmarked. This edition conforms to the latest discoveries concerning Poe's life, contains eight illustrations, and chapter heads and a table of contents were included to aid the reader in locating any special content. Chapters I-XXXIII: Exit Elizabeth Arnold, Edgar Poe Becomes Edgar Allan, At School in England, A Packet of Letters, Home Again, Schooldays in Richmond, The Awakening of Ambition, "Helen Thy Beauty is to Me", Elmira Royster, At the University of Virginia, At the University of Virginia (continued), Edgar Poe a Wanderer, In Boston Where He Finds a Printer, "Tamerlane" in Richmond, "Al Aaraaf", West Point, Once More a Wanderer, Haven in Baltimore, "The Manuscript Found in a Bottle", The Happiest Dream of All, "The Southern Literary Messenger", The Wedding of Edgar and Virginia, A Foothold in the North, Home and Happiness in Philadelphia, "Eleonora", Sorrrow Comes to the Valley, "The Raven", New York Once More, Some of His Dreams Come True, The Cottage at Fordham, "Ulalume"' A New Helen, ""The Fever Called 'Living' is Conquered at Last". By the author of "Edgar Allan Poe Letters Till Now Unpublished", and "Richmond: Its People and Its Story" as well as Colonial Virginia: Its People and Customs", "The Story of Bacon's Rebellion, Virginia, 1676". #2540.. First Edition Thus. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by A.G. Learned, Albert Sterner. 8vo, 8 x 5.5 Inches.

$34.00

The Essential Poe. [The Essential Poets Series]
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The Essential Poe. [The Essential Poets Series]

By Smith, Dave

New Jersey and Canada: Ecco Press, Penguin, 1991. 93pgs. Fine condition small softcover. Clean and unmarked. A concise but informative and bibliographically rich biographical section precedes a selection of Poe's poetry, correspondence and essays. ISBN 0880014784. #2537.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine. 4.5 x 6.5 Inches.

$12.00

POE The Detective. The Curious Circumstances Behind "The Mystery of the Marie Roget"
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POE The Detective. The Curious Circumstances Behind "The Mystery of the Marie Roget"

By Walsh, John Evangelist

New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1968. 154pgs. Near Fined black cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, brown endpapers, in Very Good jacket. Clean and unmarked, binding sound. Jacket with light edge wear consisting of rubbing at edges and corners and a small closed tear to top edge of back panel and slight age toning to paper. The author takes us through the steps, miss-steps and redirects during Poe's literary journey in his attempt to solve the mystery of the disappearance and murder of Marie Roget as first published contemporaneously and serially in Snowden's "Ladies Companion".#2539.. First Edition. Cloth Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Small 4to., 6.75 X10.25 Inches.

$24.00

Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.
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Edgar Allan Poe. How to Know Him.

By Smith, C. Alphonso

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: The Critic; Chapter IV: The Poet; Chapter V: The Writer of Short Stories; Chapter VI: The Frontiersman. By the author of "What Can Literature Done for Me?", "O. Henry Biography". #2536.. First Edition. Hard Cover in Slipcase. Very Good. 5 x 7.5 Inches.

$32.00

Plumes in the Dust. Love Affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood.
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Plumes in the Dust. Love Affair of Edgar Allan Poe and Fanny Osgood.

By Walsh, John Evangelist

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 section. Evidence is presented that Poe indeed fatheredf an ill-fated child with Fanny Oagood while he was married to the ailing Virginia Clemm and she to Sam Osgood, inspiring the poem Ulalume. Sections: Prologue: Region of Sighs, Region of Weir, Epilogue, Appendix A: The Oil Portrait of Poe by S.S. Osgood, Appendix B: "Lulin, or The Diamond Fay" by Frances S. Osgood, Notes, Bibliography, Index. ISBN 0882296833. #2526.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo, 8.5 x 5.75 Inches.

$28.00

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

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