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image of Panoramic Representation of the Queen's Royal Progress Through the City of London,on the 9th of November, 1837

Panoramic Representation of the Queen's Royal Progress Through the City of London,on the 9th of November, 1837

by (Panorama)

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Thorn Books
Published
1838
Condition
Very good
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$5,000.00

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London: Joseph Robins, 1838. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Oblong 8vo (5 by 6 inches, but extending to nearly 10 feet when opened). Green cloth boards printed in black and gilt, endpapers in non-pareil design. A very good copy showing only light wear, and protected in a custom clamshell case. This panorama consists of engravings entirely… Read more
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Picture Story of Mu Lan

by (Chinese Silk Painting)

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Thorn Books
Published
1924
Condition
Near fine
Item Price
$1,000.00

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China: n.p., 1924. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. Accordion book bound in Asian style. Brown silk cloth boards, lettering panel on the upper board. Title page in Chinese and English. This is followed by 10 sets of two pages, the right hand page with the story of Mu Lan in Chinese and English, and the left hand… Read more
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image of An Account of the Shipwreck of a Dutch Vessel on the Coast of the Isle of Quelpaert Together with a Description of the Kingdom of Corea

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London: Printed for Henry Lintot and John Osborn, 1746. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. Extracted from third edition of Churchill's Voyages, pp. 709-742. Translated from the French from a Dutch original. Bound to style with leather spine, marbled paper boards, leather lettering label, gilt. Light foxing, else a very good copy. The… Read more
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A Voyage to Virginia

by Norwood, Colonel

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Thorn Books
Published
1746
Condition
Very good
Item Price
$450.00

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London: Printed for Henry Lintot and John Osborn, 1746. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. Extracted from third edition of Churchill's Voyages, VI, pp. 161-186.Bound to style with leather spine, marbled paper boards, leather lettering label, gilt. A fine copy. The author traveled to Virginia in 1649 with two others. After encountering storms, they… Read more
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Driscoll's Book of Pirates

by Driscoll, Charles B., Montford Amory

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Thorn Books
Published
1934
Condition
Very good
Edition
First edition
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$750.00

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Philadelphia: David McKay Company, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Illustrations by Montfort Amory.. Square 8vo. 124pp. Red cloth printed in black on the spine and with a full color paste-on on the upper board. Corners and spine tips worn, light scratch on rear board, small piece missing at bottom of p. 114 (adhering to p. 115) affecting… Read more
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Picturd Story of Mu Lan

by (Chinese Silk Painting)

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Thorn Books
Published
1920
Condition
Near fine
Item Price
$1,500.00

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China: n.p., 1920. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. Accordion book bound in Asian style. Brown silk cloth boards, lettering panel on the upper board. Title page in Chinese and English. This is followed by 10 sets of two pages, the right hand page with the story of Mu Lan in Chinese and English, and the left hand… Read more
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A True Description of the Mighty Kingdoms of Japan & Siam

by Caron, François, and Joost Schouten

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Thorn Books
Published
1935
Condition
Fine
Edition
Limited edition
Item Price
$500.00

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London: The Argonaut Press, 1935. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. 4to. cxxix,(1),197,(3)pp. Vellum spine, gilt; red cloth boards with a coat of arms in gilt and silver on the upper board. Ribbon marker. Illustrated with plate and maps, some folding. A fine copy. One of 475 copies, of which this is 179. Reprinted from the… Read more
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Géométrie Descriptive

by Monge, G.

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Thorn Books
Published
1827
Condition
Fine
Item Price
$750.00

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Paris: Bachelier (Succcesseur de Mme. Ve. Courcier), 1827. Hardcover. Fine. Fifth edition. 4to. xx,188pp. followed by 28 fold-out engraved plates, Leather spine of marbled sheep, gilt spine titles, decorated paper over boards. A fine copy, with a trace of foxing to the first couple of pages, and light rubbing at edges and hinges, Gaspard Monge was… Read more
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Roller-Printed Paste Papers for Bookbinding

by Morris, Henry

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Thorn Books
Published
1975
Condition
Fine
Edition
Limited edition
Item Price
$750.00

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North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1975. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Oblong 4to. 60 finely printed letterpress pages including full page paste-paper samples. One of approximately 215 numbered copies; this is copy 87. The text is set in Centaur and Codex types, and printed on Hodgkinson hand made B & B paper. Bound with… Read more
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Pictorial Dictionary for Learning Chinese (Katei kokugo kanbun gakushu sanko zukan zen)

by Ueki, Sokuhanm ed

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Thorn Books
Published
1936
Condition
Very good
Item Price
$400.00

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Tokyo: Kairyu-do, 1936. Stiff card wraps. Very good. Panorama. Accordion style, 8 inches high by about 80 inches fully opened. Printed in full color on one side of the page, b&w on the other, and with the publisher's brown, black and white pictorial wrappers. Index. Each page is filled with pictures grouped by subjects, each picture… Read more
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Kin-Gin Paper

by (Japanese Papermaking)

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Thorn Books
Published
1950
Condition
Very good
Item Price
$250.00

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San Francisco: Kneedler-Fauchère, 1950. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. Black cloth spine bound with cloth ties; printed paper over boards. Text contain three pages of explanation and illustrations of Japanese papermaking, as well as samples of the three basic materials: Khozo (Broussonetia kijinoki), Mitsumata (Edgeworthia papyriferae) and Gampi (Wikstroemia sikokina). This is followed by 51 large samples of handmade… Read more
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Lives of Game Animals

by Seton, Ernest Thompson

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Thorn Books
Published
1925
Condition
Near fine
Edition
Limited edition
Item Price
$5,000.00

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New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. Limited edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Four volumes. Thick 4tos. Brown buckram spines, gilt; tan buckram boards with the upper boards blocked with a rule in gilt and an illustration by the author. Top edges gilt. Illustrated with photographs as well as line drawings by the author. Each volume has an engraved… Read more
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Visions of Florida

by (Bloemberger, Nicolaas) Walters, Woody

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Thorn Books
Published
1994
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition, first printing
ISBN
9780813012896
Item Price
$150.00

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Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1994. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine. Oblong folio. Unpaginated. Gray cloth, silver spine title. The introductory essay by Lola Haskins is followed by the portfolio of stunning photographs of Florida and Floridians. Signed by the author/photographer on the preliminary blank. The front pastedown contains a presentation from the students, staff… Read more
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image of Walsh, Robert: Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor, Illustrated ..

Walsh, Robert: Constantinople and the Scenery of the Seven Churches of Asia Minor, Illustrated ..

by Walsh, Robert

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Thorn Books
Published
1840
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$3,000.00

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London: Fishers, Son, & Co, 1840. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Illustrated by Thomas Allom.. 2 Volumes, First Series and Second Series. 4to. 2 engraved maps (1 double-page), 2 engraved titles, & 94 engraved plates. In an unsigned contemporary, but likely publisher's, full pebbled morocco. Spines in six compartments, tooled in blind with gilt titles, the… Read more
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image of Hall, Basil: Account of A Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island; With Two Charts

Hall, Basil: Account of A Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Corea, and the Great Loo-Choo Island; With Two Charts

by Hall, Captain Basil

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Thorn Books
Published
1818
Condition
Very good
Edition
First US edition
Item Price
$500.00

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Philadelphia: Abraham Small, 1818. First US edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 201,(1)pp plus 2pp publisher's announcement of a forthcoming medical book. Two charts are present: The West Coast of Corea and the Great Loo-Choo Island. This is one of the first accounts of Korea by a European. Later full deep blue morocco, spine… Read more
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O'Brien, Robert: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

by O'Brien, Robert C.

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Thorn Books
Published
1971
Condition
Fine
Edition
First edition, first printing
Item Price
$2,000.00

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New York: Atheneum, 1971. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illustrated by Zena Bernstein.. 8vo. Beige cloth, dark purple spine title and upper board illustration. A fine copy. The dustwrapper is unclipped and show the original $5.95 price. We note only a trace of roughness at the head of the spine and a suggestion of aging, else… Read more
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Sherer, Moyle: Tales of the Wars of Our Times

by (Sherer, Moyle)

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Thorn Books
Published
1829
Condition
Very good
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$250.00

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London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1829. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. Two volumes. Full contemporary red leather, spines in five compartments with gilt tooled bands; boards intricately tooled in gilt. All edges gilt. Joints and edges rubbed, and the upper board of volume one has some black (ink?) speckles, light soil to the… Read more
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image of Charles I: Eikon Basilike ( in Greek). The Pourtraicture of His Sacred Maiestie in His Solitude and Sufferings; Whereunto are annexed His Prayers and Apohthegms, &c

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n.p. (London): W. D. in R. M., 1649. Early Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 12mo. ((8),236,(12); then (2), Folding frontispiece present, as is the portrait opposite p., 203. Modern full black morocco, boards and spine tooled in blind, black lettering label,m gilt; boards with a raised lozenge bearing a crown and "C. R." , marbled endpapers. … Read more
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Cooper, James Fenimore: The Pathfinder; Or, The Inland Sea

by [Cooper, James Fenimore]

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Thorn Books
Published
1840
Condition
Very good
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$1,000.00

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Philadelphia: Lea and BLanchard, 1840. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes. 12mo. iv, 240;33pp. Publisher's purple cloth, printed spine labels. First state, Ownership name in pencil on each title page. The cloth has sunned to brown on the spines and around the board edges; the labels are nearly perished; there is light foxing to… Read more
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The Three Tours of Doctor Syntax, In Search of the Picturesque

by Combe, William

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Thorn Books
Published
1819
Condition
Very good
Item Price
$750.00

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London: George Routledge and Sons, 1819. Hardcover. Very good. Illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson.. Three volumes, 8vo. Illustrated with 80 colored plates. Full maroon morocco, spines in six sompartments with raised bands, gilt, the boards tooled in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, top edges gilt. The original cloth covers are bound in at the rear. The binding is well executed… Read more
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