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A TRUE ACCOUNT AND DECLARATION OF THE HORRID CONSPIRACY TO ASSASSINATE  KING CHARLES II AT THE RYE-HOUSE AS IT WAS PRDERED TO BE PUBLISHED BY HIS  LATE MAJESTY MDCXCVI [COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES]

A TRUE ACCOUNT AND DECLARATION OF THE HORRID CONSPIRACY TO ASSASSINATE KING CHARLES II AT THE RYE-HOUSE AS IT WAS PRDERED TO BE PUBLISHED BY HIS LATE MAJESTY MDCXCVI [COMPLETE IN THREE VOLUMES]

by Dr. Thomas Sprat. ; edited by Edmund Goldsmid

Edinburgh: Privately Printed. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1886. Paperback. Collectanea Adamantaea; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 60, 67, 48 pages; A TRUE ACCOUNT AND DECLARATION OF THE HORRID CONSPIRACY TO ASSASSINATE KING CHARLES II AT THE RYE-HOUSE AS IT WAS PRDERED TO BE PUBLISHED BY HIS LATE MAJESTY MDCXCVI [complete in three volumes] This is the original printing produced in printed vellum dustwrappers. This is one of a series that was edited by Edmund Goldsmid, mostly from... Read more
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$112.65
A Monster Salmon from the Fishing Log of ..

A Monster Salmon from the Fishing Log of ..

by O'Brien, Donal

[Cambridge, Mass]: Privately printed by Charles B. Wood III expressly for The Atlantic Salmon Federation, 2006. First edition, signed by the author. One of 150 copies printed letterpress at the Ascensius Press, South Freeport, Maine. Frontispiece. 14, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue wrappers. Fine, as new. First edition, signed by the author. One of 150 copies printed letterpress at the Ascensius Press, South Freeport, Maine. Frontispiece. 14, [2] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Account of how O'Brien caught and... Read more
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$100.00
Tempting Treats Award Winning Desserts from the U.S. Kids Child Development Center Bakeoff Contests

Tempting Treats Award Winning Desserts from the U.S. Kids Child Development Center Bakeoff Contests

or A Collection of Tempting Treats from Bake Sales (one title is given on cover, another on title page) 8vo spiral bound softcover; 54 pages plus many indices, some illustrations and photographs. Recipes are signed with the name of contributor; there is no index of contributors. A letter from then First Lady of the United States Barbara Bush is followed by her recipes for Apple Crisp with Orange Juice and Lemon Bars. Marilyn Tucker Quayle, wife of the then vice president, contributed her recipes... Read more
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$35.00
Bocce:  A Sport for Everyone

Bocce: A Sport for Everyone

by Daniele, Rico

Springfield, MA: WWOBA, 1994. Private Press. 8vo sized trade paperback with photo illustrated covers; 168 bright, white pages with black and white photographs. Covers have color photographs of the author. Back cover has a biography of the author. Contents include: The History of Bocce Building Your Own Bocce Court The Right Equipment What the Bocce Player Needs to Know Official WWOBA Regulations Rules and Regulations Edgewear, light scrape on front cover. Thanks for shopping with us! 100% of your... Read more
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$5.00
I Luv My Louavull

I Luv My Louavull

by Wright, Carolyn F. (editor)

Favorite recipes from members of the Louisville Chapter National Secretaries Association (International) Compiled and edited by Carolyn F. Wright Private Press; No publication date, but the book is typed rather than typeset, so we estimate the book was produced circa 1970s or early 1980s. 8vo size spiral bound softcover; 173 pages. There is no table of contents, instead there are tabbed section dividers for the recipe section. Some of the recipes are signed with the name of the contributor. There... Read more
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$10.00
Bake and Pack

Bake and Pack

by Elliot, Kristen

Recipes to Bake and Ship Private Press From intro: "The packables! such a good name for this collection of recipes, since each recipe is an taste treasure and, with careful packing, travels through the mail into the wide world - intact!" Recipes include: Peanut Brittle; Candied Grapefruit or Orange Peel; Sugared Pecans; Salted Pecans; Creme de Menthe Cherries; Rum or Bourbon Balls; Candy Cake Cookies; Swedish Coffee Cakes; Hermits; Eggless Steamed Pudding; Rum Cake; Scotch Shortbread;... Read more
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$6.00
Coventry's  Cookin

Coventry's Cookin

Coventry Cookin'! Rare Community Cookbook from Coventry Elementary School, Cleveland Heights, Ohio 8vo size spiral bound laminated softcover is washable and can be wiped clean with a damp cloth; 107 bright, white pages with some illustrations by the children. Recipes are signed with name of contributor. There are no indexes of recipes, recipe contributors or illustrations. Contents include: Restaurant Contributions Appetizers and Soups Breads Salads and Side Dishes Main Dishes Breakfast/Brunch... Read more
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$22.00
My Dear Gogarty. Being a previously Unpublished Critical Essay Together with Selections Taken from th Correspondence of Oliver St. John Gogarty, Poet, Doctor, Statesman, & his Friends in the Irish Literary Renaissance/ All Drawn from the Collection in the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library/ The Whole Selected, Assembled and Editied with Commentaries & Foreword by Mary Chenoweth Stratton

My Dear Gogarty. Being a previously Unpublished Critical Essay Together with Selections Taken from th Correspondence of Oliver St. John Gogarty, Poet, Doctor, Statesman, & his Friends in the Irish Literary Renaissance/ All Drawn from the Collection in the Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library/ The Whole Selected, Assembled and Editied with Commentaries & Foreword by Mary Chenoweth Stratton

by [Gogarty, Oliver St.John]

[Lewisburg, Pennsylvania]: Bucknell University & The Press of Appletree Alley, 1991. First edition. Illustrations by Stephen Kraft. 46 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Brown cloth-backed green-patterned boards, uncut. Fine. First edition. Illustrations by Stephen Kraft. 46 pp. 1 vols. 4to.
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$150.00
CHRISTMAS AT BRACEBRIDGE HALL

CHRISTMAS AT BRACEBRIDGE HALL

by IRVING, Washington

The Angelica Press, Brooklyn, 1974. 8vo, 70pp, black and white illustrations. A very good hardback copy in papered boards with grey cloth spine. Top edge lightly foxed. . Limited edition of 2000 copies.
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AU$40.00
ABC Book of All Nations

ABC Book of All Nations

by [World Syndicate Publishing Co.]

Cleveland: The World Syndicate Publishing Co. An alphabet book picturing children from all around the world in their national costumes. Folio, a very good copy. Rare.
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AU$325.00
L'Habitation Forcee

L'Habitation Forcee

by KIPLING, Rudyard

Paris: Editions Rene Kieffer, 1921. KING, Jessie M.. Rare French edition of Kipling's story decorated with twenty-nine hand-coloured pochoir plates by leading Scottish book illustrator, Jessie King (1875-1949). Of particular interest is the remarkable snakeskin binding by Rene Kieffer (1875-1964) with matched oval gilt blocked cameos of lovers, designed by Kieffer in collaboration with the modernist tastemaker and artist, Pierre Emile Legrain. Other beautiful examples of shark and snakeskin bindings... Read more
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AU$4,250.00
Songs and Verses selected from the Works of Edmund Waller

Songs and Verses selected from the Works of Edmund Waller

by WALLER, Edmund

Sussex: Pear Tree Press, 1902. Edmund Waller (1606-1687) was respected for his command of language and prowess as an orator. The romantic poems featured in this rare edition are among his more sensitive works and form a pleasing contrast to the Royalist verse penned during the English Civil war. The present edition is limited to 300 copies and is printed on hand-made paper with uncut fore and bottom edges. A confident and stylised work. Octavo, quarter cloth with paper label; a near fine copy.
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AU$325.00
The Persistence of Poetry

The Persistence of Poetry

by BYNNER, Witter

San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1929. First Edition. One of an edition of 325 copies signed by the author. Printed by the Brothers Johnson at the Windsor Press, handset type on handmade Arches paper. Finely reasoned essay on poetry venturing from the songs of the Navajo to a lengthy discussion on Chinese poems and Wordsworth. 'It is not necessary that culture bring about the death of poetry, as it did in the Rome of Virgil. The cynics are wrong who see in our future no place for an art... Read more
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AU$125.00
Manna from Heaven, Honey from a Rock

Manna from Heaven, Honey from a Rock

8vo sized spiral binding with acetate sheets over covers; 323 pages with color illustrated front cover and black and white decorations throughout. Recipes are signed with the name of contributors and there is a list of Recipe Contributors, but no index of contributors. Recipes include: Rhubarb Bread; Beer Bread; Baked Cheese Grits; Bandera Grits; Babootie; Polly's Meatloaf; Neiman Marcus Cookies; Toasted Almond Parfait; French Chocolate Silk Pie; Chocolate Layer Bars; Cranberry Chutney; Christmas... Read more
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$22.00
NARRATIVE OF THE EVENTS OF THE SIEGE OF LYONS TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH  [1794]

NARRATIVE OF THE EVENTS OF THE SIEGE OF LYONS TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH [1794]

by edited by Edmund Goldsmid

Edinburgh: Privately Printed. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1885. Paperback. Collectanea Adamantaea; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 53 pages; Narrative of the Events of the Siege of Lyons translated from the French [1794]. This is the original printing produced in printed vellum dustwrappers. This is one of a series that was edited by Edmund Goldsmid, mostly from previously unpublished original manuscripts, both historical narratives and literature and , it is said, in small editions of only... Read more
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$68.55
The Misfortunes of Elphin

The Misfortunes of Elphin

by Peacock, Thomas Love

Newtown: The Gregynog Press, 1928. [4], 119pp, [1]. Original buckram backed patterned cloth, title in gilt to spine. Slightly rubbed to extremities, with minor bump to head of lower board, edges of text block very lightly foxed. Internally bright and clean. Limited edition of two hundred and fifty copies, this being copy ninety-five. Harrop 12. First Edition. Quarter Buckram and Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket (as Issued). Illus. by Bray, Horace Walter. 8vo. Limited Edition.
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£200.00
HISTORY OF MANON LESCAUT AND THE CHEVALIERDES GRIEUR IN THREE VOLUMES  [VOLS I & III ONLY]

HISTORY OF MANON LESCAUT AND THE CHEVALIERDES GRIEUR IN THREE VOLUMES [VOLS I & III ONLY]

by D C Moylan; edited by Edmund Goldsmid

Edinburgh: Privately Printed. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1886. Paperback. Collectanea Adamantaea; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 66, 91 pages; HISTORY OF MANON LESCAUT AND THE CHEVALIERDES GRIEUR IN THREE VOLUMES [VOLS I & III ONLY] This is the original printing produced in printed vellum dustwrappers. This is one of a series that was edited by Edmund Goldsmid, mostly from previously unpublished original manuscripts, both historical narratives and literature and , it is said, in small... Read more
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$58.75
Feathers. Eight Poems by Ruth Fainlight & Mezzotints by Judith Rothchild

Feathers. Eight Poems by Ruth Fainlight & Mezzotints by Judith Rothchild

by Verdigris Press. Fainlight, Ruth

Octon, France: Verdigris Press, 2002. One of 30 copies all on Hahnemulhe paper, each signed by the artist and the poet on the colophon page. The first eight copies have an original copper plate as well as an additional mezzotint and a text in the hand of the author. Page size: 15-1/2 x 10-1/4"; 10 double-fold leaves. Bound: publisher's wrappers in aubergine Canevas paper by Thibierge & Comar screen-printed in black by the artist, matching screen-printed slipcase with wood edges by Claude... Read more
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$1,250.00
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow:  Writings By Namibian Women

Between Yesterday and Tomorrow: Writings By Namibian Women

by Ikhaxas, Elizabeth (editor)

Windhoek, Namibia: Women's Leadership Centre, 2005. Compiled and edited by Elizabeth Ikhaxas; illustrations including the front cover by Inatu Indongo Private Press; 8vo size trade paperback with color illustrated cover; 212 pages with a few black and white illustrations From back: "This book examines the status of women's human rights in Namibia today through the lens of the everyday lived realities of women in (the) country. Written by women from across Namibian, many of them... Read more
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$24.00
The Overcoat, from the Tales of Petersburg

The Overcoat, from the Tales of Petersburg

by Officina Bodoni. Gogol, Nicolay

Fine/NA. Verona: Editiones Officinae Bodoni, 1975. Octavo, 11.5 x 8 inches. 126 pages. Limited Edition, Copy No. 115 of only 160. Illustrated with six etchings by Pietro Annigoni and a postscript by the publisher, signed by the artist. One quarter vellum and with light brown Roma paper sides and device on front cover in gold. Fine, in fine publisher's slipcase. [Mardersteig, 193]. This is a bi­lingual edition, in Russian and English: English translation by Constance Garnett.
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$800.00
A Father's Collage

A Father's Collage

by Glasser, John P

College Station, TX: Virtual Bookworm, 2003. 8vo size trade paperback with photo illustrated covers; 109 pages to this slim volume From back: "My children have filled a scrapbook of memories. Memories that are very similar to, perhaps duplicates of, the memories held by millions of fathers. Undistinguished, common memories that yet are priceless. These memories are largely fond ones. Conversations, attempts to change hair color, soccer games, skiing and holidays... arguments of curfews,... Read more
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$50.00
Bibliotheca Smithiana, seu Catalogus Librorum D. Josephi Smithii Angli per Cognoma Authorum dispositus

Bibliotheca Smithiana, seu Catalogus Librorum D. Josephi Smithii Angli per Cognoma Authorum dispositus

by (SMITH, Joseph)

Finely engraved coat-of-arms on title. Title printed in red & black. 4 p.l., xliii, dxix (i.e. dxvii), [1], cccxlviii (i.e. ccclii), [3] pp. Thick large 4to, orig. publisher's vellum over boards, fleuron in gilt in center of covers with gilt fleurons in each corner, double gilt fillet round sides, spine gilt, brown morocco lettering piece on spine, a.e.g. Venice: Typis J.B. Pasquali, 1755. Third edition and the first complete edition of the catalogue of Smith's magnificent collection of... Read more
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$3,000.00
Forgetting to Count

Forgetting to Count

by Plimpton, Sarah

[New York, 1997. Artist's book, one of 20 copies, all on Arches paper each signed and numbered by Sarah Plimpton. Page size: 5-3/4 x 8-11/16 inches; 32pp. Bound: loose as issued in publisher's tan wrappers, housed in custom-made brown cloth over boards clamshell box with paper label on spine printed in black with title and author / artist. Sarah Plimpton's poem is accompanied by her own aquatints which were printed b Peter Pettengill in Hinsdale, NH. Ms. Plimpton designed and illustrated and... Read more
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$750.00
THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER [facsimile]; A Facsimile of the William Morris / Kelmscott Chaucer / With the Original 87 Illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones

THE WORKS OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER [facsimile]; A Facsimile of the William Morris / Kelmscott Chaucer / With the Original 87 Illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones

by Morris, William

Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1958. First Thus [Facsimile]. Decorated cloth. Fine/Very Good +. Edward Burne-Jones. Folio, cream-colored blind-stamped decorative cloth, Introduction by John T. Winterich ... and a Glossary for the Modern Reader, Illustrated with 87 full-page B&W woodcuts [lithographically reproduced] by Burne-Jones, 554 pages. SUPERB & AFFORDABLE Facsimile with the heft and feel of an original copy that would cost 40-to-50 times more! Its thick... Read more
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$225.00