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Knots Untied: Or, Ways and By-Ways in the Hidden Life of American Detectives. A Narrative of Marvelous Experiences Among All Classes of Society, - Criminals in High Life, Swindlers, Bank Robbers, Thieves, Lottery Agents, Gamblers, Necromancers, ...
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Knots Untied: Or, Ways and By-Ways in the Hidden Life of American Detectives. A Narrative of Marvelous Experiences Among All Classes of Society, - Criminals in High Life, Swindlers, Bank Robbers, Thieves, Lottery Agents, Gamblers, Necromancers, ...

By McWatters, George S.

Hartford, CT: J.R. Burr and Hyde, 1871. xvi.665pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover. Case narratives of Civil War era New York police detective. Gilt decoration to front and spine, spine faded, edges and corners rubbed and frayed, with a one inch closed tear to upper left corner of front cover. Binding weakened but holding under front endpaper, sewn signatures remain sound. Light sporadic foxing to endpapers and margins, owner name in neat fountain pen on front endpaper. Extensive biographical notes of and about Officer McWatters are followed by narratives of case studies based on his experiences as a New York City police detective. Various historical events and commentary on the social climate of this era are interspersed throughout the book. Frontis portrait with an additional 29 woodcut illustrations throughout text. Illustrator unattributed. Contents: Publisher's Introduction, Biographical Notes, The Gambler's Wax Finger, Lottery Ticket No. 1710, Payne and the Counterfeiters, The Geneological Swindlers, Hattie Newberry the Vermont Beauty, About Bogus Lotteries, The Borrowed Diamond Ring, The Mystery at 89- Street New York, A Sorceress' Trick; How She Was Caught, Dishonest Clerk and Fatal Slip of Paper, The Thousand Dollar Lesson, The Wolf in Sheeps Clothing, A Forced Marriage Scheme Defeated, The Marked Bills, The Cool-Blooded Gold Robber, $1,2500,000 or the Private Mark, William Roberts and His Forgeries, Old Mr. Alvord's Last Will, The Confidential Clerk, The Peculiar Advertisements, Col. Novena Prince of Confidence Men, Circumstantial Evidence, The Counterfeit Money System, The Detective System. Book# 2588.. First Edition. Cloth Hardcover. Good. 8vo, 8.5 x 5.25 Inches.

$58.00

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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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.

By Bierdermann, Hans

Birmingham, Alabama: The Claasics 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 Werba. [from the Austrian Edition, Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1972). Included is a 23pg booklet of notes from the editors. Table of Contents: Introduction, Metaphysical Healing Theories, The Postulate of the Four Humours, The Tacuinum sanitatis, Magical and Empirical Drugs, Medicina antiqua, The Weiner Dioskurides, The Pursuance of Harmony, Bibliographical References, Facsimile Plates:Tacuinum sanitatis (Plates 1-15), Medicina Antiqua (Plates 16-24), Wiener Dioskurides (Plates 25-30). NB: the overall dimensions of this book will not accomodate flat rate envelope. ISBN 3201010774 Book# 2587.. First Edition Thus. Full-Leather. Very Fine. Illus. by Richard J. Wolfe, Daniel B. Bianchi. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$148.00

Les Miserables. Vols I,II.
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Les Miserables. Vols I,II.

By Hugo, Victor

London: Everyman's Library, J.M Dent & Sons, 1943. In 2 volumes. Vol. I xi.667pgs. Vol. II. 724pgs. + publishers list. Numbers 363 and 364 in Everyman's Library series. Very Good condition red cloth hardcovers. Gilt lettering to spine, decorated endpapers. Clean and unmarked but for a very light (pencil?) shadow along the front gutter of spine of Vol. I. Bindings sound. Classified list of 934 volumes of Everyman's Library at end of Vol. II. Translated by Charles E. Wilbur, introduction by S.R. John. Book# 2585.. Later Printing. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Charles E. Wilbur, Translated. 16mo - 4.5 By 6.75 Inches.

$22.00

Aeschylus. The Seven Plays in English Verse.  Lewis Campbell.
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Aeschylus. The Seven Plays in English Verse. Lewis Campbell.

By Aeschylus [Lewis Campbell]

London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press xxi.278pgs. Not dated, circa 1900. Very Good green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine, top edge gilt. Attractive pocket-sized book. Clean and unmarked, Decorated endpapers, original red ribbon page marker present but detached. Frontis portrait. A preface and preparatory note to the edition of 1890 is followed by The Suppliants, The Persians, Seven Against Thebes, Agamemnon, The Choephoebe, or Libation Bearers, The Eumenides, Prometheus Bound. Book#2586.. Later Printing. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Lewis Campbell. 24mo - 4 Inches By 6 Inches.

$16.00

The Poems of Robert Frost
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The Poems of Robert Frost

By Frost, Robert

New York: Modern Library, 1946. xxiii.445pgs+adv. Very Good+ condition green cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket, clean, unmarked, bindiing tight, blue top edge of text block, Number 242. Circa 1934-1963. Kent endpapers, number 8 binding. 405 Modern Library tites lissted on inner side of dust jacket, Original 1.95 price intact. Contents: an essay by the author "The Constant Signal" is followed by sections of his poems in intervals: North of Boston, Mountain Interval, New Hampshire, West-Running Brook, A Further Range, A Witness Tree, Book#2583.. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. 12mo - 5 x 7.25 Inches.

$15.00

A History of the Early Church to A.D. 500, A History of the Medieval Chuch 590-1500, A History of the Modern Church From 1500 to the Present Day [3 vols]
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A History of the Early Church to A.D. 500, A History of the Medieval Chuch 590-1500, A History of the Modern Church From 1500 to the Present Day [3 vols]

By Wand, J.W.C.

London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., 1961. Three books covering both English and European Church history: A History of the Early Church to A.D. 500, Very Good hardcover in Very Good price-clipped jacket, includes comparative tables and three fold out maps in excellent condition, ix.300pgs, 1963; A History of the Medieval Chuch 590-1500, Good to Very Good hardcover with scattered underlining and notations, owner name on front end paper in Fair to Good dust jacket, price intact but missing a fragment from lower spine, two maps within text. viii.284pgs,1962; A History of the Modern Church From 1500 to the Present Day, Good to Very Good hardcover in Good dustjacket with fragment of paper at lower spine detached but preserved by archival cover. A few underlined sentences and marginalia, with two maps within text. x.323pgs, 1961. Three books #2584.. Later Printing. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good/Fair to Very Good. 7.5" High.

$30.00

Tales of Mystery & Imagination. With an Introduction By Vincent Starrett & Photogravures of the Original Aquatints By William Sharp.
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Tales of Mystery & Imagination. With an Introduction By Vincent Starrett & Photogravures of the Original Aquatints By William Sharp.

By Poe, Edgar Allan

New York.: The Heritage Press. 366pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover, decorated boards, top edge a matching blue, very faint fading to cloth on spine. Although lacking the original protective slipcase, this copy is nearly pristine, totally clean and unmarked. Copyright permission from 1941 Heritage Club. Contains: A Descent into the Maelstrom, The Assignation, The Cask of Amontillado, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Gold-Bug, The Oval Portrait, The Black Cat, MS. Found in a Bottle, Hop-Frog, Eleonora, William Wilson, Berenice, The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, Metzengerstein, Ligeia, Shadow-A Parable, Shadow-A Fable, The Oblong Box, The Mystery of Marie Roget, The Premature Burial, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Purloined Letter, The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade, A Predicament, The Masque of the Red Death, The Devil in the Belfry, The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Book# 2581.. Not Dated (original Copyright 1941). Decorated Cloth Hardcover. Very Good+. Illus. by William Sharp. Small 4to., 6.5 x10 Inches.

$20.00

The First Christmas Tree.
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The First Christmas Tree.

By Van Dyke, Henry

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. Unpaginated. Very Good condition, brwon cloth hardcover, gilt and black decoration to front and spine. Top edge gilt, fore edge and bottom pages are deckle edged, untrimmed. Illustrated frontis and 3 addional plates by Howard Pyle. Possiby ex private library, with several discrete stamps on front endpaper, table of illustrations page and reverse side of frontis plate, otherwise clean and unmarked. Each page is artfully deorated around the text with an intricate oak leaf motif. Very nice copy for the collector of van Dyke, decorated bindings and Howard Pyle illustrations. Book# 2577.. No Additional Printings Stated. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Howard Pyle. 8vo, 8.25 x 5.25 Inches.

$65.00

Visions of Darkness. Masterpieces of Egar Allan Poe.. C. Merton Babcock, Ed.
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Visions of Darkness. Masterpieces of Egar Allan Poe.. C. Merton Babcock, Ed.

By Poe, Edgar Allan

Missouri: Hallmark Editions, 1971. 62pgs. Fine condition small hardcoer, illustrated front, spine and pack with an eye-catching portrait of Edgar Allan Poe. Pristine, lacking dustjacket. Illustrated nicely, endpapers and text, illustrator not known or attributed. Contents: Introduction: "This Soul With Sorrow Laden", The Oval Portrait, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Masque of the Red Death, The Raven, To Helen, Important Dates in Edgar Allan Poe's Life. Book# 2579.. No Additional or Previous Printings Indi. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Unknown.. 12mo - 6¾" - 7¾" Tall.

$16.00

Evangeline. A Tale of Acadie.
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Evangeline. A Tale of Acadie.

By Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, The Knickerbocker Press. 141pgs plus publisher's list. Not dated circa 1899-1910. Very attractive small green hardcover, bound in soft leather with gilt decorations to top and spine, top edge gilt. Slight fading to spine. Original red ribbon bookmarker still bound in, but flush with bottom edge. Decorated floral endpapers in gilt and green. Small bookseller label on front endpaper of W.B. Clarke Company, Booksellers & Stationers, Boston. Book# 2578.. Not Stated. Flexible Leather. Very Good+. 24mo - 5 Inches to 5-3/4 Inches Tall.

$35.00

The Fables of Aesop and Others with Designs on Wood By Thomas Bewick.
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The Fables of Aesop and Others with Designs on Wood By Thomas Bewick.

By Aesop

New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1903. xxiv.376pgs. Very Good condition red cloth hardcover, top edge gilt, slight fading to spine and toning to title piece, slight foxing to fore-edge and text, binding sound and apparently at least partially unread, as many pages remain uncut along fore-edge (see images). Illustrated throughout with woodcuts by Thomas Bewick. This is the 1903 later edition, a facsimile of the 1818 and 1823 editions printed by E. Walker for T. Bewick & Son. Each of the 189 tales contains a headpiece and talepiece woodcut illustration by Thomas Bewick, as well as an "application", i.e. the lesson to be learned from the tale. Book #2575. 1903 Edition. Cloth Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Thomas Bewick. 16mo - 6.75 Inches Tall.

$68.00

Foundry Work. A Practical Guide to Modern Methods of Moulding and Casting in Iron, Bronze, Steel, and Other Metals, Including Many Valuable Hints on Shop Equipment and Management, Useful Tables, Etc.
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Foundry Work. A Practical Guide to Modern Methods of Moulding and Casting in Iron, Bronze, Steel, and Other Metals, Including Many Valuable Hints on Shop Equipment and Management, Useful Tables, Etc.

By Stimpson, William C.

Chicago: American School of Correspondence, 1909. 150 pgs. Good condition red cloth hardcover. General exterior wear and smudging and spotting, with edge rubbing and a few chips to cloth on back board. Internally Very Good, clean and unmarked. Probably an Ex-Lib of some sort as there is remnant of bookplate torn from front fixed endpaper. No other marks or stamps. A turn of the last century solid informational reference on a now mostly lost art. Illustrated throughout with detailed drawings and tables for properties, conversions and alloy mixtures. Book#2576.. No Additional or Previous Printings. Cloth Hardcover. Good. 8vo, 9.25 by 6.5 Inches. Ex-Library.

$55.00

Traversing Gender. Understanding Transgender Realities.
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Traversing Gender. Understanding Transgender Realities.

By Harrington, Lee

Alaska: Mystic Productions, 2016. 276pgs, Fine softcover, as new from publisher. Sections: What is Transgender? I. Journeys: 1. Sex, Gender and Orientation, 2. Diversity of Transgender Journeys, 3.Time Periods of Transition; II. Health: 4. Social Health, 5. Medical Health, 6. Sexual Health, 7. Mental Health; III. World at Large: 8. Transgender and the Law, 9. Challenges and Communities, 10. Being a Trans Ally; The Journey Ahead, Citations, Acknowledgements, Glossary, Further Resources, About the Author. ISBN 9781942733812. Book# 2580.. First Edition, First Printing. Soft Cover. Fine. 9 Inches x 6 Inches.

$16.95

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

A Book of Blue Flowers.
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A Book of Blue Flowers.

By Geneve, Robert

Oregon: Timber Press, 2000. 8vo. 327 pgs. Fine hardcover in fine dust jacket. First Edition. The title says it all. A brilliant, clear feast of blues. Color photographs throughout. A preface is followed by "Is That really A Blue Flower?" which features color wheels and charts, descriptions of the Munston color system and it's attributes of hue, value and chroma. Following sections: What Is in a Name?, Family Relationships, Technical Aspects of Blue as a Flower Color, Use of Blue Flowers in the Garden, Blue Is for Flowers, Descriptions A_Z, Plants for Various Uses in the Landscape, Glossary, Bibliography and Index. ISBN 0881924873. #2572.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$39.00

A Natural History of Ferns.
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A Natural History of Ferns.

By Moran, Robbin C.

Portland, OR, U.S.A.: Timber Press, 2005. 301pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated with a section of color plates and interspersed with blackand white drawings by Haruto M. Fukuda. Informative and botanically detailed while remaining refreshingly engrossing and very readable. Following a Foreword by Oliver Sachs, there are 33 chapters divided into six main sections: The Life Cycle of Ferns, Classification of Ferns, Fern Fossils, Adaptations by Ferns, Fern Geography, Ferns and People. A glossary, References and index follow. 0881926671. Book# 2574.. Revised Edition with Corrections.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Haruto M. Fukuda, Robbin C. Moran. 8vo, 9.25 by 6.0 Inches.

$25.00

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

Eragon and Eldest. Boxed Set.
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Eragon and Eldest. Boxed Set.

By Paolini, Christopher

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. Fine boxed set of softcovers. Box and books in pristine condition. Contains the saga of both Eragon and Eldest in one set. ISBN 9780375842405. Book# 2569.. First Edition Thus. Boxed Set of Softccovers. Fine. Illus. by John Jude Palencar. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.00

An Illustrated Survey of Orchid Genera
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An Illustrated Survey of Orchid Genera

By Sheehan, Tom; Sheehan, Marion R.

Portland, OR, U.S.A.: Timber Press, Incorporated (Dioscorides Press), 1994. 4to. 421 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, clean, crisp, unmarked. Illustrations by Marion Sheehan are botanically exact and beautifully rendered. Distribution maps of epiphytic and terrestrial orchids on front and rear endpapers. By the authors of "Orchid Genera Illustrated", this book has been expanded to include almost 100 new genera. For each genus, flowers are depicted in several views to illustrate the difference between the column and pollinia, and other major characteristics by which the genera are separated. Also included are complete descriptions, lists of the more popular species, flowering season, habitat and geographic locale. Species lists have been updated to reflect the latest taxonomic changes and terminology. Please note: Large oversized book. Extra postage may be required. ISBN 0881922889. #2573.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Marion Sheehan. 4to - 9¾ Inches.

$72.00

Piercing the Darkness.Undercover with Vampires in America Today.
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Piercing the Darkness.Undercover with Vampires in America Today.

By Ramsland, Katherine

New York: HarperPrism, 1998. xi.371 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Pristine condition. Writer and clinical psychologist Katherine Ramsland goes underground to personally investigate the vampire culture as it exists in the world today. Author has also penned biographies of Anne Rice and Dean Koontz, consulted for the television show CSI and co-authored with Anne Rice. Her works include Prism of the Night, The Vampire Companion, The Witche's Compnion, The Roquelaure Reader, The Anne Rice Reader. ISBN 0061050628. Book# 2564.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$32.00

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