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    A Catalogue of Italian, Spanish & Byzantine Paintings by Harry B. Wehle

    New York NY: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1940. Numerous b/w illustrations and a map. 329 pp. Softcover. Large 8vo. Terra cotta paper wrappers. Minor bumping, Bottom page edges dust soiled. Prior owner ink on ffep (also terra cotta paper), pages very clean, intact. VG+. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    $1,260.00

    The Great War (Home Library issue, 4 volumes complete) in the publisher's original shipping box and previously unconfirmed publisher's dust jackets by Winston S. Churchill

    London: George Newnes Limited, 1935. First Illustrated edition. Hardcover. This is a time capsule set of the first illustrated edition of Churchill's history of the First World War, an especially clean and bright set of the striking Home Library issue still housed in the publisher's original shipping box and wrapped in the previously unconfirmed publisher’s dust jackets. This is the only set thus we have offered, or indeed of which we are aware. Churchill originally published his history between 1923 and 1931 in six volumes titled The World Crisis. This first illustrated edition was published in 26 magazine format parts in 1933 and 1934. "Magazine format" does not do justice to the publication, which is profusely illustrated on very durable, heavy paper. The publisher subsequently offered two different 3-volume binding options. A final publisher offering in 1935 was this four-volume set produced jointly with The Home Library Book Company. This last binding option is the most elaborate and striking. It features silver, gilt, and blind stamped decoration on marbled red boards with beveled edges, marbled endpapers, and gilt top edges. This binding commands attention on the shelf. What particularly commands attention about this set - and indeed makes it a minor bibliographic discovery - is the presence of thick, clear visqueen-type jackets with heavy red paper flaps that nicely complement the red marbled endpapers. These jackets are previously unknown to the collecting community and even to bibliographers. We have only seen one other set of these jackets, which were unprotected by the publisher’s original box and badly yellowed, shrunken, and chipped, and could not be definitively confirmed as original. The presence of this set of jackets in the publisher’s original shipping box decisively settles the question. These jackets are in good condition. The main problem is cracking owing to shrinkage over time, which has left the Volume III jacket with a front flap fold split and a partial split at the upper front hinge. Volume II shows a small split at the upper front hinge, Volume I at the lower rear flap fold. Nonetheless, the jackets are otherwise intact. Though we are incapable of chemical analysis to definitively identify the jacket material, the timing for some variation of Cellophane fits, with widespread introduction of cellulose film to the United Kingdom in the 1930s by the British textile company Courtaulds, which was producing a viscose film named viscacelle in 1930 and by 1935 had evolved into British Cellophane. The fact that the jacket material ages very poorly combined with the commanding attractiveness of the bindings beneath would explain why we know of only two sets of such jackets to survive. The original publisher’s shipping box is fully intact with two pasted labels. A “Home Library Book Co.” shipping label is printed to a Leeds address. A second label on the box label states “1 Set. Great War. | 4 Vols. Moroquette.” The latter adjective is apparently a fancier descriptive appellation even than the customary “leatherette” used to describe the bindings. Within the box, the three original tissue sheets laid between the books also survive. The books themselves are, as would be expected, in fine condition, with exceptionally bright bindings and wonderfully crisp, bright contents. Minor spotting to the page edges – doubtless a consequence of lifetime storage in the publisher’s box – seems a trivial price to pay for their otherwise spectacular preservation. Bibliographic reference: Cohen A69.9.d, Woods/ICS A31(dc), Langworth p.118


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    Light color pictures: contemporary film lighting creation activity (illustrated edition)(Chinese Edition) by HE QING ZHU

    Beijing union publishing company, 2017-05-01. paperback. New. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2017-05-01 Pages: 316 Publisher: the joint publishing company in Beijing light color pictures: contemporary film lighting creation activity (illustrated edition) is the Beijing film academy photography department for three years and interview with film photography interviews. respondents are the present line of cinematographers. advertising photographer. juicers. such as lu yue (194... Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back.


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    Eitel Time; Turnaround Secrets by Eitel Charlie

    Atlanta, GA: Peregrinzilla Press, 1995. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/very good. VG Black hardcover in VG jacket. SIGNED/Inscribed by author on FFEP. First Edition. Dog-eared page corners (now laid flat) otherwise text unmarked/clean. Covers clean/bright. Binding solid. Jacket clean/solid. . 73 pp. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    The Romance of the Postage Stamp by Schenk, Gustav

    Jonathan Cape, 1962. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. the jacket is shelf rubbed and edge worn. old tape residue. mild tanning. light marks. well bound. good copy.[S.K]


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    M. Annei Lucani Cordubensis Pharsalia diligentissime per. G. Versellanum recognita a.k.a. Lucan's Pharsalia by Lucan a.k.a. Marcus Annaeus Lucanus

    Post-Incunabulum/post-incunable Illustrated edition of the Epic Latin Poem "Pharsalia" about Julius Caesar's war with the Roman Senate and Pompey the Great by the ancient poet Lucan, 1525. Less than 10 copies listed on Worldcat.org! Very rare. M. Annei Lucani Cordubensis Pharsalia diligentissime per. G. Versellanum recognita. Mediolani Impressum p. lo. angelu Scinzenzler, Anno dni. M.D.XXV. translates: Marcus Annaeus Lucanus a.k.a. Lucan of Cordova's Pharsalia diligently and carefully edited by G. Versallanum. Milan: Printed by Angelo Scinzenzer, 1525. Woodcut title page + 10 books, each with a woodcut illustration beginning each book and numerous woodcut initials. 10 preliminaries (unpaginated) and 261 numbered leaves or 522 pages. Size and Binding: Small Folio, measuring 12" x 9" x 2" (30.5x32x5cm) 20th-century hardcover binding, colored cardboard and tan-colored leather spine. Collation: 10 preliminaries and 522 pages numbered by leaf as follows: blank (not period paper; the original pages begin with the title page); Title Page (woodcut and letterpress), Dedication? (verso of title page), Tabula Alphabetica. (Alphabetical Table), Annei Lucani Vita (Life of Annaeus Lucan), Prefatio (Preface), Alphabetica., Annei Lucani Vita/Poete Vita (the life and poetry of Lucan), Main Text (numbered by leaf as 1-260 or 520 pages.), colophon (leaf 261), Poete Vita (page 522). Condition: about good+ to very good. A mostly good copy, main shortcomings are the first and last leaves. Corner 1.5" triangular chip to the upper right-hand corner of the title page, only going into the decorative border slightly, fraying to bottom leaves, not affecting text, fraying ends around leaf 47, some damp-staining and some darkened leaves here and there, and some wormholes beginning leaf 236. Most pages from leaf 48 through 235 are quite clean and bright. Not a bad copy of what appears to be an extremely rare book. Pharsalia or De Bello Civili (On the Civil War), more commonly referred to as the Pharsalia, is a Roman epic poem by the poet Lucan (39-65 CE), detailing the civil war between Julius Caesar and the forces of the Roman Senate led by Pompey the Great. The poem's title is a reference to the Battle of Pharsalus, which occurred in 48 BC, near Pharsalus, Thessaly, in northern Greece. Caesar decisively defeated Pompey in this battle, which occupies all of the epic's seventh book. In the early twentieth century, translator J. D. Duff, while arguing that "no reasonable judgment can rank Lucan among the world's great epic poets", notes that the work is notable for Lucan's decision to eschew divine intervention and downplay supernatural occurrences in the events of the story. Scholarly estimation of Lucan's poem and poetry has since changed, as explained by commentator Philip Hardie in 2013: "In recent decades, it has undergone a thorough critical re-evaluation, to re-emerge as a major expression of Neronian politics and aesthetics, a poem whose studied artifice enacts a complex relationship between poetic fantasy and historical reality." NOTE: The pictures are of the actual item for sale. (The pictures are NOT stock photos.)


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    $175.00

    FAMILIAR WILD BIRDS in Four Volumes by SWAYSLAND, W

    London: Cassell & Company, 1903. Hardcover. Very Good. A. Thorburn. London: Cassell & Company, 1903. Very Good. A. Thorburn. Stated third series, each volume has 160 pages, color and b&w illustrated pages by A. Thorburn and others. Previous owners name and address written on front flyleaf. Some mild foxing at the end papers, the boards are in their original blue cloth floral pattern with gilt lettering to front cover and spine. Shelf wear. Overall wonderful illustrated volumes. <br/><br/>


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    $1,875.00

    SPRIG AND TURFY by ROESCH, Kurt [HAND-COLORED PLATES]

    (Mt. Vernon, NY): (The Golden Eagle Press), n.d [1938]. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine in slightly worn, Very Good chemise. Folio (9-1/4" x 12-1/4") bound in full cream cloth with a gilt decoration on the cover, gilt lettering on the spine, and silk ties. Per the colophon: "This Archetype Edition of Sprig and Turfy is not only the first but unique in the history of the printed book. It is conveniently limited to one hundred and eight copies, each containing original paintings in water color over a key plate in black, printed by S. A. Jacobs...." This is copy #49 of 108 SIGNED by the artist with his initials. Of the 15 plates, 13 are original watercolors by Roesch, an important artist of the book. For some unexplained reason, this quite stunningly illustrated children's story of a boy and his horse is not recognized in the primary reference of livres de peintres THE ARTIST & THE BOOK 1860-1960, although Roesch's later THE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS (1944), also published by The Golden Eagle Press, is listed as "one of the first modern American livres de peintres.


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    the Budget Theory of Money by Wijnholds, Heiko W.J

    Academic Press, 1960. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. boards are shelf rubbed, edge worn and soiled. tanning. light marks. well bound. fairly good copy.[S.K]


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    The President's House: A First Daughter Shares the History and Secrets of the by Margaret Truman; Narrator-Sandra Burr

    Brilliance Audio Unabridged Lib Ed, 2003-11-04. Audio Cassette. Very Good. EX-LIBRARY in excellent condition overall. Minor outer wear to clamshell case. Cassettes show light use and appear to be in good working condition. Guaranteed (since I can't preview every used audiobook I sell!). Usual library markings + cancelled marks.


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    £28.81

    New Headway: Beginner: Workbook (with Key) by Liz Soars, John Soars

    Paperback. New. A foundation course in basic English for zero-English beginners.


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    £71.25

    Memory and Trauma in International Relations: Theories, Cases and Debates (Interventions) by Budryte, Dovile

    Routledge, 2013. hardcover. New.


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    A l'heure ou les ombres s'allongent by Bruckberger Raymond

    in8 broché


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    €100.00

    Telegraph (belfast telegraph), Monday November 11, 1918, Special Bulletin, Germany Surrenders, Armistice Signed, Hostilities Cease by Ireland Newspaper Ephemera; Armistice Day 1918

    Belfast: The Paper, 1918. Special bulletin of the newspaper, broadsheet, 4 pages, folded and creased as illustrated, rare.. First Edition. Good/No Jacket.


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    $990.00

    The Wartime Journals of Charles A. Lindbergh by Lindbergh, Charles

    New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1970. First Edition. cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A handsome First Edition (so stated) of Charles Lindbergh's wartime memoir, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Jack Stanton/With best wishes,/Charles A. Lindbergh." In fine dark blue cloth, the book is very solid, clean and bright in the interior but shows minor shelf wear and mark on the bottom edge and a couple of tiny ink marks on the front edge; the page edges are naturally tanned. Includes 1038 pp with many black & white photos and an extensive index. The dustjacket is complete with the original price ($12.95) but has tears along the edge and minor tanning overall. A special First Edition signature by one of America's heroes.


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    Damage by debt by Fiske, Symond

    Free Market Foundation, 1995. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Good. 157 pages (complete). Wraps shelf rubbed and a bit marked. Previous ownership little inscriptions and a rubber stamp. However, it is still in good condition, tightly bound and internally clean. 1st edition. MK.


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    $62.50

    LYSIS, OR FRIENDSHIP. THE SYMPOSIUM. PHAEDRUS by PLATO

    [New York]: Limited Editions Club, 1968. Hardcover. Minor scrape to the front cover. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Eugene Karlin. Quarto (7-1/2" x 11") bound in natural-grain goatskin vellum-backed boards covered with a pinkish-tannish Swedish paper. Translated from the Greek, with Introductory Analyses, by Benjamin Jowett. Preface by Whitney J. Oates. Illustrated with full- and part-page pen-and-ink drawings by Eugene Karlin. Copy #894 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.


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    Horsecars and Cobblestones by Ruskay, Sophie

    Beechhurst, 1948. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fair/Poor. jacket is worn, torn and chipped. tanning. light soiling and marks. edge wear on pages and boards. fair copy.[S.K]


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    Maximes et pensées by Joubert

    in16 Broché


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    A Tribute to "Pikkie" Rautenbach by Bagshawe, Peter

    Lifespan, 1988. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. The boards are a bit rubbed, two stickers; otherwise internally clean and tightly bound.


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    TRADE UNIONISM IN GERMANY FROM BISMARCK TO HITLER 1869-1918 by John A Moses

    Prior, 1982. Hardcover. Used; Good. Dust jacket with edge wear. Internally good. Small, neat prvious owner;s stamp on inner front board Fast Dispatch. Expedited UK Delivery Available. Excellent Customer Service. Bookbarn International Inventory #1784312


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    City Of Johannesburg; Remembrance &amp; Intercession Service On Remembrance Sunday 12 November 1978 At 15 h 00 Cenotaph

    1978. Soft cover. Very Good. Wraps are clean.Internally clean.Excellent binding.English and Afrikaans text.The Mayor,Councillor Dr J.S.Otto will preside The Mayor's Chaplain,DS. J.Janse Van Rensburg and Rev.G.Reyneke.Pamphlet.[R.K]


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    A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin

    A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (a stand-alone story in and prequel to the events in "A Game of Thrones", 1996) by George R.R. Martin Hardcover First Edition Signed-Limited Issue and Only Illustrated Edition Subterranean Press 2016 (an un-illustrated trade edition was published by Bantam in 2015) Illustrated by Gary Gianni with many in-text b&w illustrations and a few color plates. Limited to 750 copies signed and numbered by the author and illustrator. This is copy #553. Printed on glossy paper. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket as NEW in yellow cloth slipcase. OOP upon publication. NOTE: All modern books with dust jackets come with dust jacket covers. ALSO: The picture is the actual item for sale. (The picture is NOT a stock photo.)


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    Marx ahora: revista internacional. No. 3

    Havana: Ed. de Ciencias Sociales, 1997. 202p., paperback, corner crease on front wrap. Single issue of the Spanish-language Marxist journal.


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