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Die Geschichte der Kinder im Walde. Mit Vielen bunten Bildern geziert

Die Geschichte der Kinder im Walde. Mit Vielen bunten Bildern geziert

by (Chidren's Book) Peters, Gustav Sigismund

Harrisburg, Pa: Gedruckt und zu haben bey G. S. Peters, 1830. 140 x 90 mm. [5.5 x 3.5 inches]. 18 leaves, printed on one side only. Eight full-color illustrations. Original orange paper printed wrappers. Light edge wear with a slight crease down the front. The words 'Sept 1940' and 'Mrs. Balsbaugh' written in ink on margins of front cover. Pennsylvania Dutch printer Gustav Sigismund Peters (1793-1847) is considered the first color printer in America, bringing his technique from... Read more
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$400.00
The Alps And Alpinism

The Alps And Alpinism

by Lukan, Karl

New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1968. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. The book is in fine condition with no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, clean, no foxing, solid binding. The dust jacket is in nice condition with minor rubbing tips corners, tiny loss tips two corners, clean. The book measures 283mm tall x 285mm, and has 200 pages, 283 b/w & 12 color photos (tipped in) & several illustrations. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK... Read more
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$35.00
GEN. Z. TAYLOR, ("ROUGH AND READY.")

GEN. Z. TAYLOR, ("ROUGH AND READY.")

New York: Lith. & Pub.by Sarony & Major, 1846. Folio.  355 x 255 mm., [14 x 10 inches].  image size 300 x 220 mm., [11 ¾ x 8 ¾ inches]. Lithograph printed in tones of back and highlighted in blue, yellow, red, and green wash.  Paper stock show discoloration in margins and on back, remnants of tide marks on the verso of the print; paper generally in good condition and image clear and the colors very strong. Matted. Lithographic portrait, produced by the firm Sarony & Major, that was published soon... Read more
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$300.15
The Gathering of the Lilies.  Illustrated by the Author, L. Clarkson, Author of  with Eyes of Blue.

The Gathering of the Lilies. Illustrated by the Author, L. Clarkson, Author of with Eyes of Blue.

by Clarkson, L(ida)

Philadelphia: J. L. Sibole, Co., [1877], 1877. 4to.  295 x 225 mm., [11 ¾ x 9 inches].  36 ff. Illustrated with four color lithographic plates, 8 tinted lithographs with gray and tan backgrounds, and 4 smaller black and white engravings.  Bound in publisher's green cloth, gilt title on upper board; some wear to the corners and edges of the binding, but otherwise a very good, clean copy.  Presentation inscription in pencil to G. S. Carlton from Nathan Wilmart/ August, 1880. Although little is... Read more
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$325.00
Pearls of American Poetry Illuminated

Pearls of American Poetry Illuminated

by MAPLESON, T.W. GWILT

New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1853.  Sq. 4to. 248 x 220 mm., [ 9 ¾ x 9 inches].  Illustrated with 53 illuminated pages (hinged boards), with highly gilded and decorated borders; all edges gilt. Orig. beveled brown morocco, with gilt title in shield on front cover in blind on rear board. Lacks free front endsheet. Binding rubbed, lacking bit at top of spine. Endsheets foxed. Very sound & clean, complete with orig. tissue guards. First edition  One of three illuminated works by Mapleson, exquisitely... Read more
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$1,500.00
The National Sports of Great Britain. Fifty engravings with descriptions.

The National Sports of Great Britain. Fifty engravings with descriptions.

by Alken, Henry

Henry Alken. The National Sports of Great Britain. Fifty engravings with descriptions. London, printed for Thomas M'Lean, by Howlett and Brimmer, 1825. 26 x 18 cm. vi, [102] pp. and 50 fine hand-coloured etched plates with tissue guards. Contemporary gold-tooled straight-grained red morocco, gilt edges, kept in a half cloth clamshell box.
Appears to be recased, the binding rubbed and slightly damaged, the corners bumped. A few plates with some smudges, plate 6 with a closed tear, the box damaged on the... Read more
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€2,250.00
REPORT ON THE BIRDS OF PENNSYLVANIA. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE FOOD-HABITS, BASEDON OVER FOUR THOUSAND STOMACH EXAMINATIONS

REPORT ON THE BIRDS OF PENNSYLVANIA. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE FOOD-HABITS, BASEDON OVER FOUR THOUSAND STOMACH EXAMINATIONS

by WARREN, B. H

Harrisburg, PA: E. K. Meyers, 1890. Second Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Large octavo (6" x 9-1/4") in original publisher's green cloth. Illustrated with 99 color plates and one B&W plate. The preferred edition because of the additional color plates after Audubon not in the First Edition.
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$375.00
Atlas of the Heavens; showing the Places of the Principal Stars, Clusters and Nebulae; Designed to Accompany the Uranography; or A Description of the Heavens

Atlas of the Heavens; showing the Places of the Principal Stars, Clusters and Nebulae; Designed to Accompany the Uranography; or A Description of the Heavens

by Kendall, E. Otis

Philadelphia: Butler & Williams, 1845. 4to. 250 x 215 mm. (9 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches). Title and imprint appear on the front board. 18 double-page maps of the sky, 12 of which are colored by stencil. Original printed boards, black cloth spine; wear to edges boards and spine a little frayed, but otherwise a fresh, clean copy of the plates. Although listed separately in OCLC and most university libraries collection catalogues, Kendall's Atlas was printed to accompany his text titled, Uranography published... Read more
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$350.00
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE OR, MEDITATIONS ON TRANSCENDENTAL GASTRONOMY

THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE OR, MEDITATIONS ON TRANSCENDENTAL GASTRONOMY

by BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine with a few small rubbed spots. About Near Fine in a Very Good slipcase with a darkened backstrip. Sylvain Sauvage. Royal octavo (7" x 10-1/2") bound in pictorial boards backed with first-quality English pigskin leather. Newly translated and annotated by M. F. K. Fisher with a preface by her as well. Charming color illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Copy #1076 of 1500 issued unsigned as Sauvage died before the edition was published.
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$250.00
NOSTROMO. A TALE OF THE SEABOARD

NOSTROMO. A TALE OF THE SEABOARD

by CONRAD, Joseph

San Francisco: Limited Editions Club, 1961. Hardcover. Mild sunning to the spine. About Fine in a Very Good silver-paper slipcase. Lima de Freitas. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-1/8") bound in sea-green rough linen cloth stamped in aluminum foil on the front cover and backed with genuine brown marine burlap with a turquoise linen label also stamped in aluminum; 408 pages. Designed by Adrian Wilson with the text printed on Basingwerk Parchment imported from the Abbey Mills in North Wales. Introduction by Rupert... Read more
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$156.30
NESTS AND EGGS OF BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES

NESTS AND EGGS OF BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES

by GENTRY, Thomas

Philadelphia: J. A. Wagenseller, 1882. First Edition. Hardcover. Rear cover split and loose but holding; plates vary from clean to lightly foxed. Very Good. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-1/2") bound in publisher's decorated cloth, lacking the spine which is here covered with binder's tape. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author, a detailed chromolithographic title page, and 54 gorgeous chromolithographs of birds and their nests with eggs, all protected with a tissue guard. Bennett (p. 44):... Read more
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$1,187.50
BOOK OF INSECTS

BOOK OF INSECTS

by FABRE

New York: Tudor Publishing Company, (1939). Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine. Detmold. Quarto (7-1/2" x 10") in publisher's gilt-decorated green cloth. Illustrated with 12 tipped-in color plates with tissue guards by Detmold.
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$93.80
Die Katakomben Von Neapel -- FIRST EDITION

Die Katakomben Von Neapel -- FIRST EDITION

by Hans Achelis

Leipzig: Verlag Karl W. Hiersemann, 1936. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. Ex-library bound in heavy black cloth with gilt lettering spine. Library bookplate on front pastedown, library perforated blindstamp on title page and on a couple other pages, no library marks on any of the illustration plates, no underlining or writing on any pages, no foxing, plates are clean and bright, solid binding. Generally nice condition. The book is very large... Read more
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$30.00
Scenes From The Snow-Fields: Being Illustrations Of The Upper Ice-World Of Mont Blanc, From Sketches Made On The Spot In The Years 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858; With Historical And Descriptive Remarks, And A Comparison Of The Chamonix And St. Gervais Routes

Scenes From The Snow-Fields: Being Illustrations Of The Upper Ice-World Of Mont Blanc, From Sketches Made On The Spot In The Years 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858; With Historical And Descriptive Remarks, And A Comparison Of The Chamonix And St. Gervais Routes

by Coleman, Edmund T

Bern: Kümmerly & Frey, 1985. Reprint . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Coleman, Edmund T. . 1985 deluxe facsimile reprint. Excellent reprint of one of the scarcest books in the literature of mountaineering. This reprint has the publisher's introduction in german but all of the original text from the Coleman original is in English. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the editor of this edition, Gherardo Priuli. Original maroon imitation leather clamshell slipcase with gilt lettering... Read more
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$400.00
REPORT ON THE BIRDS OF PENNSYLVANIA. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE FOOD-HABITS, BASEDON OVER FOUR THOUSAND STOMACH EXAMINATIONS

REPORT ON THE BIRDS OF PENNSYLVANIA. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE FOOD-HABITS, BASEDON OVER FOUR THOUSAND STOMACH EXAMINATIONS

by WARREN, B. H

Harrisburg, PA: E. K. Meyers, 1890. Second Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Large octavo (6" x 9-1/4") in original marbled boards with a new black leather spine and corners. Illustrated with 98 (of 99) color plates and one B&W plate. Plate #24 of the Kingfisher is lacking. The preferred edition because of the additional color plates after Audubon not in the First Edition.
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$250.00
HILLINGDON HALL OR THE COCKNEY SQUIRE. A TALE OF COUNTRY LIFE. [COLOR  PLATES]

HILLINGDON HALL OR THE COCKNEY SQUIRE. A TALE OF COUNTRY LIFE. [COLOR PLATES]

by (Surtees, Robert. )

London: John C. Nimmo. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1899. Hardcover. color; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Contemp 3/4 scarlet morocco leatehr & marbled bds, spine gilt, T. E. G; joints rubbed, extremities scuffed. With 12 color plates. Internally clean and bright with. Plates collated and in VG condition. Owner's bookplate and ownership signatures on fep.. .
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$102.85
AH, WILDERNESS!

AH, WILDERNESS!

by O'NEILL, Eugene

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1972. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Fine in a lightly soiled slipcase. Shannon Stirnweiss. Quarto (8" x 11") bound in blue linen with decorated paper sides; 186 pages. Copy #39 of 1500 numbered copies designed by Adrian Wilson and illustrated with four double-page and four full-page oil paintings by Shannon Stirnweiss. SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.
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$43.80
Die Geschichte der Kinder im Walde Mit Vielen bunten Bildern geziert

Die Geschichte der Kinder im Walde Mit Vielen bunten Bildern geziert

by (Peters, Gustav Sigismund)

Harrisburg, Pa: Gedruckt und zu haben bey G. S. Peters, 1830. 140 x 90 mm. (5.5 x 3.5 inches). 18 leaves, printed on one side only. Eight full-color illustrations. Original orange paper printed wrappers. Light edge wear with a slight crease down the front. The words "Sept 1940" and "Mrs. Balsbaugh" written in ink on margins of front cover. Pennsylvania Dutch printer Gustav Sigismund Peters (1793-1847) is considered the first color printer in America, bringing his technique from... Read more
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$400.00
THE GOLDEN BOUGH. A STUDY IN MAGIC AND RELIGION

THE GOLDEN BOUGH. A STUDY IN MAGIC AND RELIGION

by FRAZER, Sir James George

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1970. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. James Lewicki. Two large quarto (7-3/4" x 11-1/4") volumes bound in black and gold buckram; 478 and 494 pages. Introduction by Stanley Edgar Hyman. Illustrated by James Lewicki with 24 full- color paintings in mixed media, including 8 double spreads, plus 26 partial-page line drawings. Copy #887 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.
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$156.30
ZACHARY TAYLOR, People's Candidate for Twelfth President of the United States

ZACHARY TAYLOR, People's Candidate for Twelfth President of the United States

New York: Lith. & Pub. By N. Currier, 1848. Folio.  355 x 255 mm., [14 x 10 inches]; image size 300 x 210 mm., 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ inches].  Lithographic portrait, printed in tones of black and highlighted with red, blue and yellow wash. Margins soiled with age, two creases at lower right affecting the arm of the sitter.  Good strong color. Taylor rode his popularity as a military leader during the Mexican War to become the 12th President of the United States.  He was a strong unionist, did not support... Read more
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$250.12
THE GOLDEN COCKEREL

THE GOLDEN COCKEREL

by PUSHKIN, Alexander

New York: Heritage Press, [1950]. Hardcover. Fine in glassine and a Very Good slipcase. Edmund Dulac. Small folio in decorated boards. Illustrated with color plates by Edmund Dulac
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$31.30
Le Touriste en chemin de fer. Ligne de Paris a Versailles. Trains de Plaisir.

Le Touriste en chemin de fer. Ligne de Paris a Versailles. Trains de Plaisir.

Oblong (15 x 23 cm). Title-page, and 22 hand-coloured lithographed plates (including a frontispiece and a map). Publisher's blind-stamped green cloth with title ("Voyage de Paris a Versaille") in gilt on the front board. In very good condition, with the plates foxed and the binding gently rubbed.⁣⁣A lovely colour plate book with views of historic sites along the line Paris-Versaille, built in the 1840's.⁣⁣The plates include views of Courbevoie, Suresnes, St. Cloud, Sèvres, Ville d'Avray, and... Read more
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€450.00
JAPANESE ART FOLIO

JAPANESE ART FOLIO

by SHUGIO, Heromich (editor)

Tokyo: K. Ogawa, 1898 - 1899. First Edition. Softcover. Plates are generally Fine with some light foxing to a few of the margins. A few of the wrappers are faded, but they are generally in very nice condition with no chips or tears. The slipcases are a bit worn, six of them soiled and spotted. Part 1 lacks its wrappers, and Parts 11 and 12 lack their slipcases. Overall Very Good and scarce. Folio (13" x 19") in original gray printed wraps issued in 12 monthly parts in slipcases. Complete set with a... Read more
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$2,500.00
A Treatise on the Insect Enemies of Fruit and Fruit Trees.  With numerous illustrations drawn from nature by Hockstein, under the immediate supervision of the author

A Treatise on the Insect Enemies of Fruit and Fruit Trees. With numerous illustrations drawn from nature by Hockstein, under the immediate supervision of the author

by Trimble, Isaac P

New York: William Wood & Company, 1865. 4to. 290 x 225 mm. (11 1/2 x 9 inches). [ix]-xvii, [19]-139 pp. (collates per the copy at Princeton). 11 full-page lithographic plates, 9 of which are printed in colored. Publisher's green cloth, title gilt on upper board and in blind on lower cover; joints cracked but expertly repaired, corners and edges bumped, and the green cloth is faded in some places; preliminary leaves foxed as are the tissue guards, otherwise quite a clean copy. First Edition.... Read more
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$500.00
Geographical Present : Being Descriptions of the Several Countries of AFRICA.  Compiled from the Best Autorities.  With Representations of the Various Inhabitants in Theirr Respedtive Costumes.

Geographical Present : Being Descriptions of the Several Countries of AFRICA. Compiled from the Best Autorities. With Representations of the Various Inhabitants in Theirr Respedtive Costumes.

by (Venning, Mary Anne)

Hartford, CT: William Burgess, Juvenile Emporium, 1831. First Edition . Hardcover. Fair. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. iv, 130, 8pp. Leather backed marbled boards, 12 hand-colored plates. Covers detached and contents partially disbound and all pages present, spine mostly perished, ex-lhistorical society blind stamp on title page, text and illustrations in a well-preserved state with very light and occasional foxing, soiling to front pastedown, brief inscription on title page. A... Read more
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$45.00