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Studies in the science and history of music. A concisce treatise on the principles of acoustics and tonality; together with the system of notation, interpretation, and an outline of history; to which is added an appendix on the theory of pianoforte technic.

by WADE, F.C.

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Chicago: Brainard’s Sons Co., [1887]. 8vo. 155, [5] pp. Frntsp., numerous plates. Tan cloth, black rulng & decrtn, gilt lettrng on frnt cvr & spine (mnr bmpng & scuffng to fore-edges, crnrs), still a G copy. First edition.
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Tap dancing in 12 easy lessons. . . in collaboration with K.G. Newham. . . .

by WADE, Rosalind.

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Philadelphia: David McKay Co., [1936]. 12mo. 62 pp. With 66 photo illustrations. Red publisher’s cloth, photo mounted front cover (slight soiling), w/ d.j. (minor chipping head & foot of spine, edgewear), still VG/VG- copy. First American edition of this work extolling and explaining how to tap dance so a woman could gain a career not only as a social accomplishment, but also a safe way to a slim & perfect figure.
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James S. Wadsworth of Geneseo. Brevet Major-General of United States Volunteers. . . .

by [WADSWORTH]. PEARSON, Henry Greenleaf.

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London: John Murray, 1913. Tall thick 8vo. vi, [8], 321, [1] pp. Title in red & black. Photogravure frontisp., numerous plates, 4 maps (1 large folding at end). Blue cloth, gilt lettering front cover & spine, t.e.g. (minor shelfwear, very minor bumping to corners, minor wear), still a VG- copy. First edition of this excellent Civil War biography detailing the career of General Wadsworth who survived the debacle at the First Battle of Bull Run under General McDowell, received the command of the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division I Corps, commanded the Military District of Washington, D.C., and was finally commander of the 2nd Division, II Corps at the Battle of Gettysburg. General Wadsworth’s Division bore the brunt of the Confederate attack on the first day of Gettysburg at the vanguard, suffering nearly 50% casualties, they then continued to fight at the defense of Cemetery Hill, and then Culp’s Hill. He was shot and killed later during the Battle of the Wilderness in May, 1864.
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A collector’s guide to the history and regalia of the SS.
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A collector’s guide to the history and regalia of the SS.

by [WAFFEN-SS]. LUMSDEN, Robin.

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[Shepperton, Surrey]: Ian Allan Publishing, [1992]. 8vo. 160 pp. Numerous photos, images. Colour-illust. softcvrs (rubbng, shlfwr), VG- copy. First edition.
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Richard Wagner. The man, his mind, and his music.

by [WAGNER]. GUTMAN, Robert W.

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New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, [1968]. 8vo. xx, [2], 490 pp. Numerous photos, illusts. Beige cloth, gilt & red lettrng (slght bmpng to crnrs), w/ d.j. (vry slght tidemrk to lwr fore-edge, edgewear), VG/VG- copy, from the library of the former Oregonian editor & reviewer, Malcolm Bauer. First edition, stated.
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American combat planes. . . .

by WAGNER, Ray.

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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co., Inc., [1968]. Thick 4to. 442 pp. Over 1000 photos, diagrams, text illusts. Beige cloth, gilt lettrng, w/ d.j. cover art photo of the SR-77 Blackbird (slght toning), NF/VG copy. Revised and enlarged edition of this comprehensive history of the development of America’s military aircraft.
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Union Buggy & Harness Company successors to the Union Buggy Company. Manufacturers of the celebrated “Union” Line vehicles and harness. . . .

by [WAGONS]. JACOBS, Harry L. & JACOBS, Frank G.

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Pontiac, MI: Union Buggy & Harness Co., 1907. Oblong 8vo. 9 x 5.7 in. 192 pp. Decorated title page, w/ 100s of woodcut-engraved illustrations & diagrams throughout. Gray illustrated softcovers, w/ original printed mailing envelope, w/ 1907 postmark (minor tears, splits, chipping), F/G- copy. First edition of this unusually rare buggy & wagon manufacturers catalogue issued by this Pontiac, Michigan firm which focused on direct sales, rather than a network of dealers. The catalogue illustrates their entire line-up of buggies, surries, carriages, phaeton, Stanhopes, runabouts, road wagons, spring wagons, express wagons, delivery wagons, milk, bakery & mail wagons, with harness of all kinds. Harry (1860-1940), and Frank G. (1864-1919), had initially partnered with H.L. Patterson in the Union Buggy Co. as early as 1901, selling the “Union” line of vehicles manufactured by other Pontiac, MI wagon and buggy manufacturers marketing them in their line of catalogues. After the Union Buggy Co. folded, the… Read more
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Born in captivity.

by WAIN, John.

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. 8vo. [4], 300 pp. Pink cloth, burgundy lettrng, w/ d.j. (dustsoilng, shlfwr, mnr rubbng), cover art by Susan Foster, VG/VG-. First American edition of this humorous picaresque novel with a fascinating hero and a fabulous rogues gallery odd supporting characters -- spivs, crooks, screwballs, fantasts, and leprechauns.
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Taken on trust. . . .

by WAITE, Terry.

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Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, [1993]. 8vo. xii, [2], 370 pp. Numerous photo illusts. Brown leather, gilt decoratn on cvrs, spine, raised bands, a.e.g., silk moire endpapers, signed by author on half-title. First edition, signed of this account of Waites imprisonment by Lebanese terrorists in Beirut from 1987 through 1991.
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General relativity.
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General relativity.

by WALD, Robert M.

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Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, [c. 1984 (1995)]. Tall 8vo. xiii, [1], 491, [1] pp. Colour-illust. softcvrs (mnr shlfwr), VG. Reprint edition .
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The No plays of Japan. With letters by Oswald Sickert.

by WALEY, Arthur.

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New York: Grove Press, [c. 1957 (ca. 1970)]. 8vo. 319, [1] pp. Colour-illust. softcvrs (mnr shlfwr), VG. Early softcover edition of this work on the Noh theatre of Japan.
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The Mediterranean lands.

by WALKER, D.S.

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London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., [1960]. 8vo. xxiii, [1], 524 pp. Colour frntsp., over 100 photos & maps. Blue cloth, white lettrng, w/ d.j. VG/VG. First edition of this excellent one-volume survey of the countries and peoples surrounding the Mediterranean, including Portugal, France, Corsica, Italy, Sicily, Sardinia, Malta, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, the Balkans, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, and more.
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The wonderful era of the great dance bands.

by WALKER, Leo.

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Berkeley, CA: Howell-North Books, 1964. 4to. 315, [1] pp. Double-page title. 100’s of photo illust. Orange cloth, gilt lettrng (slght shlfwr, slght bmpng to crnrs), w/ d.j. (mnr chppng hd & ft of spine, mnr creasng, couple clsd tears), VG-/G. First edition of this excellent photographic history of the Big Band era.
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Back-country woman (a time to sow). [He brought brutality to the bridal bed].

by WALL, Evans [Spencer].

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New York: Designs Publishing, [1953]. 8vo. 128 pp., including 4 pages of publ. ads. Colour-illustrated softcovers (minor creasing, edgewear to corners), still VG copy. First edition, thus, Intimate Novels No. 28, of this noir sleaze pulp novel first published by this Louisiana author. Wall (1886-1963) attended Tulane and LSU briefly, worked as deck hand on the Mississippi, wheat harvester in Wyoming and Montana, newspaper reporter, and prolific writer, whose republished novels with salacious covers in the 1950s included Swamp Girl, Love Fetish, Marrige Rite, Lovers Cry for the Moon, and others.
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The Black. Because an unknown sailor was murdered on a lonely road -- an American diplomat became the most noted burglar in England.

by WALLACE, Edgar.

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Garden City, NY: Crime Club, Inc., by Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1930. 8vo. [8], 346, [2] pp. Black cloth, red lettering on front cover & spine (minor shelfwear, minor bumping to corners), w/ d.j. Art Deco cover art of masked man in top hat holding gun (chipping head & foot of spine, creasing, edgewear, scuffing), VG-/G- copy. First Crime Club edition, early printing, of this mystery originally published in London in 1926 as The Man From Morocco.
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Island life: or, the phenomena and causes of insular faunas and floras including a revision and attempted solution of the problem of geological climates.

by WALLACE, Alfred Russel.

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London & New York: Macmillan and Co., 1892. Thick 8vo. xx, 563, [1] pp., plus 2 pp. publ. ads. Colour map frontisp., 2 colour maps, 23 woodcut-engraved maps, text maps & diagrams. Green pebbled publisher’s cloth, gilt armorial front cover, gilt lettering & ruling on spine (minor shelfwear, rubbing, slight bumping to corners, occasional pencil annotations & brackets), still VG copy, from the library of Percy Edward Newberry (1869-1949), noted British Egyptologist, who wrote extensively on Egyptian scarabs and seals, bookseller’s label for Blackwell’s at lower pastedown. Second revised & expanded edition of this work summarizing and updating the Geographical Distribution of Animals -- one of the most important founding texts on biogeography, and still considered the classic in its evolutionary approach. Wallace traveled extensively on scientific expeditions throughout the world making observations, and this edition adds a number of species of fauna in the Galapagos Islands, considerably expands… Read more
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Souvenir album: scenes of the play, Ben-Hur. [Klaw & Erlanger’s production of Gen. Lew...
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[New York: American Colortype Co., c. 1900; 1914]. Oblong 4to. 12 x 10 in. [40 leaves (unnumbered).], including 17 colour photo printed plates, 17 explanatory leaves on tissue, 4 leaves of music & title, and w/ self-printed colour-illustrated lithograph softcovers, punch sewn at spine w/ red silk ribbon (minor dustsoiling, edgewear), still VG; Folio. 6 x 16.5 in., printed in black, w/ illust. ad for the national Silk Co. petticoats, center fold as issued (minor toning, small crease to lower corner), still VG. First edition of this printed souvenir album which was one of the many cross-marketing pieces published by Klaw & Erlanger promoting the original blockbuster of the Progressive Era in America. Considered to be one of the most spectacular and successful Broadway productions ever mounted, whose run from 1899 to 1900 would be witnessed by over 10 million people, generating millions in profits, and featured over a dozen freight cars to carry all the equipment and cast. Young had adapted the wildly… Read more
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The governor of Chi-Foo [and other tales].

by WALLACE, Edgar.

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London: George Newnes, Ltd., [1929]. Tall 8vo. 128 pp. Colour-illustrated softcovers, w/ Yellow Peril cover art of young flapper girl weeping and being whipped by Chinese man sporting Queue pigtail (very minor chipping head of spine, minor uniform interior toning as usual, small soil spot front cover), still VG- copy. First Newnes Sixpence edition, thus, of this anthology of mysteries and suspense stories by Wallace, issued by Newnes and drawing from Forty-Eight Short Stories. Newnes also released in this Sixpence net series titles by Edgar Rice Burroughs, A. Conan Doyle, William Le Queux, Edgar Jepson & M. Leblanc, and others.
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Hoofs, claws and antlers of the Rocky Mountains by The Camera. Photographic reproductions of wild game from life with an introduction by. . . .

by [WALLIHAN, Allen Grant & Mary Augusta Higgins Farnham (photographers)], CODY, William F. (Buffalo Bill - intro.).

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Denver, CO: Frank S. Thayer, Publ., [Smith-Brooks Engravers, Printers], 1902. 4to. 10.75 x 12.75 in. [48 pp (unpaginated)]. Title in red & black, colour frontisp., numerous photo text illustrations, 36 photo plates. Embossed green suede leather binding, yapp edges, gilt lettering stamped on front cover, green silk moire pastedowns (minor sunning to fore-edges, sunning to spine), still VG bright copy, preserving all tissue guards. Second edition of this nicely executed photographic essay of the big game animals of the Rocky Mountains in and around Colorado, with illustrations of cougar, mule deer, bighorn sheep, coyote, and even a rattlesnake. Buffalo Bill replaced Theodore Roosevelt in writing an admiring introduction regarding the splendid images. The essay by Grant details how he and his wife traveled through Colorado, and the difficulties they had in obtaining the shots. Wallihan (b. 1859) and his wife would later be awarded prizes at the Paris World Exposition in 1900, and then the 1904 St. Louis… Read more
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Selling wall paper the Multiplex way.

by [WALLPAPER -- DISPLAYS]. [CRECELIUS, Theodore E. (Inventor)].

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St. Louis, MO: Multiplex Display Fixture Co., [ca. 1915]. 4to. [8 pp (unpaginated).], which folds accordion-style in one large brochure. Colour-tinted photo illustrations, diagrams, green & black border lettering & Arts & Crafts decoration (very minor shelfwear), NF. First edition of this exceedingly scarce product catalogue for wall paper sales display fixtures, featuring Mutliplex display featuring metal framed leaves which pivot, open like a book being paged, and are sized 18 x 48 inches each; a Wall Extension Multiplex Display which can featured up to 50 wings, or leaves of 100 different wall paper treatments, as well as a version equipped with castors. A very nice lozenge photo of a beautifully appointed Arts & Crafts wallpaper showroom is included, and also advertising for Multiplex Wall Paper Easels for use as window display items. Founded in 1903, Multiplex Display Co. quickly became a large manufacturing concern in St. Louis, producing display cabinets, window displays, advertising, signs… Read more
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