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Man And Wife
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Man And Wife

by Collins, Wilkie

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RARE/SCARCE.USED. GOOD CONDITION. HARPER & BROTHERS. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, 1870. MAN AND WIFE, a novel by WILKIE COLLINS, author of "The Moonstone" and "The Woman in White. Brown boards with ornate gold gilt titles on spine. Large octavo, original cloth, 239 pages [text printed in two columns] (followed by 4 pages of adverts). ILLUSTRATED with a frontispiece portrait and text vignettes. Signed and dated by former owners Mr. & Mrs. A. B. Wiswall of Newton Lake Falls, Mass. Sept. 1869.
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Rodney Stone
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Rodney Stone

by Doyle, A. Conan

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Rodney Stone, A Tale of the Napoleonic Wars by Arthur Conan Doyle. First Edition, copyright 1896 and published 1897 by D. Appleton And Company, New York. Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Used. Exlib. GOOD- CONDITION.Red buckram cloth boards. Gilt titling. Black & White plates Illustrated by Sidney Paget. Frontis and 11 all additional plates are present, in nice shape, and affixed to binding. 408 pages plus adverts. RARE/SCARCE/HARD TO FIND.
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Album Lefevre-Utile, Premiere Serie.  Les Contemporains celebres.   Portraits, Autographes....
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Album Lefevre-Utile, Premiere Serie. Les Contemporains celebres. Portraits, Autographes. Notices biographiques illustrees. Portraits humoristiques des celebrites contemporaines.: With fourteen Leonetto Cappiello chromolithographed caricatures.

by Paul Acker, Hermann Vogel, J-A Habert-Dys, Manuel Orazi, Alexis Fraikin, Leonetto Cappiello, & Alphonse Mucha,

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Cellulose inset cover medallion of Bernhardt as La Princesse Lointaine (after Mucha) enveloped by poppies on wood-veneered boards. Twenty-eight fin-de-siecle celebrities, each in photograph (by Nadar, Boyer, et al.) surrounded by colored art nouveau motifs (by Habert-Dys, Orazi and Fraikin) and facsimiles of autographed script. Included are Victorien Sardou, Sarah Bernhardt, François Coppée, Mme Edmond Adam, Anatole France, Mme la Duchesse D'Uzès, Jules Lemaître, Mme Réjane, Jules Claretie, Mme Segond-Weber, Jean Richepin, Marthe Brandès, Coquelin aîné, Jeanne Granier, Jules Massenet, Aïno Ackté, Mounet-Sully, Jane Hading, J-L.Gérôme, Jane Hatto, Antonin Mercié, Marie Delna, Luc-Olivier Merson, Sibyl-Sanderson, F.-A. Bartholdi, Carrère-Xanrof, Alfred Capus & Ranavalo Manjaka III (the ex-queen of Madagascar). Also contains fourteen stunning hors-texte chromolithographed Leonetto Cappiello caricatures of Sarah Bernhardt, Francois Coppee, Jules Lemaitre, Madame Rejane,… Read More
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The Searching Wind
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The Searching Wind

by Hellman, Lillian

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Hellman, Lillian: The Searching Wind. PLAY The Viking Press, 1st Ed., First printing Thus, June, 1944. DRAMA. Used. Good/Good unclipped DJ $2.00 price. Protected in a mylar wrap.
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Treasury of Stories, Jingles, and Rhymes
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Treasury of Stories, Jingles, and Rhymes

by Humphrey, Maude

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MAUDE HUMPHREY: Treasury of Stories, Jingles, and Rhymes. Frederick A. Stokes, undated. Circa 1894. FIRST EDITION. ILLUSTRATED BY MAUDE HUMPHREY. Written by Mary Rice Miller and Elisabeth S. Tucker. SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY. 242 pages. Maroon boards with gold titling and ornamentation. Good condition front paper paste-down label of a little girl wearing a red feather in her blue hat. Please see our photos. Used. Good/ No DJ. A solid copy with intact gutters. "Humphrey was one of the first great American women illustrators paving the way for Jessie Willcox Smith, Grace Drayton and the many other women illustrators of the early 20th century. Humphrey is also known for being film star HUMPHREY BOGART'S mother (and in fact she used her son as a model for many of her pictures)." QUITE RARE. A NICE FIND.
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Costumes Historiques de la France
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Costumes Historiques de la France: (Historical Costumes of France)

by Bibliophile Jacob (Paul Lacroix)

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Complete set of 8 volumes with 640 handcolored engravings of French costumes from the 5th to 19th century, from the reign of Clovis I to Louis-Philippe.Illustrated with all 640 handcolored plates by Leopold Massard (1812-1889), grandson of the famous engraver Jean Massard. Plates finely coloured by hand, with many finished in gold. The illustrations copied from authentic images on statues, bas-reliefs, tomb effigies, paintings, murals, miniatures, drawings, and prints. Vol. 1, 187pp of text, 80 plates, 5th to 12th century; Vol. 2, 172pp, 80 plates 13th century; Vol 3, 217pp, 80 plates 14th century; Vol. 4, 202pp, 80 plates 15th century; Vol. 5, 256pp, 80 plates 16th century; Vol. 6, 202pp, 80 plates 17th century; Vol. 7, 214pp, 80 plates 18th century; and Vol. 8, 221pp, 80 plates, early 19th century. Subjects include many kings and queens, nobles, famous historical figures, knights, ladies, soldiers, peasants and workers.Condition: Cloth bindings discolored and starting to fray, sporadic foxing to… Read More
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The Woman In White
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The Woman In White

by Collins, Wilkie

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The Woman In White (1860 Harper & Brothers 1st Edition) BY WILKIE COLLINS. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860.[2], 260, [4, ads] pp. States 1860 on the title page. In-text illustrations by John McLenan. Publisher's dk. brown stamped heavy cardboard boards with elaborate blind-stamped Harper and Brothers cartouche on front and back boards. Ads state B. Miss Mulock spelled correctly. Ads list eleven titles, and verso advertising The Mill on the Floss [Gasson p. 160.]Used. Good- Condition: Our copy lacks its spine, otherwise in good condition and a good candidate for rebinding. Chocolate brown endpapers are in good shape. Please see our photos. Your offers are welcome here.
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The Flitch of Bacon or, The Custom of Dunmow: A Tale of English Home
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The Flitch of Bacon or, The Custom of Dunmow: A Tale of English Home

by Ainsworth, William Harrison

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A Flitch Of Bacon, or The Custom of Dunmow (Copyright 1854, George Routledge & Sons.. "Published 1854 by Geo. Routledge. By William H. Ainsworth Published in London. Leatherbound edition. One of a set titled "Ainsworth's Novels" Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert and titled in the same manner as depicted. RARE. "This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. Please see our stock photo. Used. Very Good Condition/ No dust jacket as issued. Attractive marbled black leather boards with 5 ribs and gold titling, gold top stain. A story about traditional British marriage practices of yore.
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Babar And Father Christmas
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Babar And Father Christmas

by De Brunhoff, Jean

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Babar and Father Christmas (Babar et le Pare Noel). By Jean DeBrunhoff. Childrens Book. Random House 1st Edition, 1940 FIRST EDITION. In RARE original, unclipped dust jacket that shows price 1.00/1.00. Used. Very Good/Good. A nice clean copy. Please see our photos.
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The Glass Key
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The Glass Key

by Hammett, Dashiell

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Hammett, Dashiell: The Glass Key. Grosset & Dunlap Movie Tie-In Edition, 1931. Detective Mystery. USED. Good condition hardcover in Good- condition Rare Original Madison Square lime green movie cast Dust Jacket features Brian Donleavy, Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd.
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A Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England
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A Complete View of the Dress and Habits of the People of England: from the Establishment of the Saxons in Britain to the Present Time

by Joseph Strutt, J. R. Planche

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Very good + copy of the second edition (first with hand-coloured lithographic plates) of Strutt's monumental work on the costume of England, first published with 143 copperplate engravings in 1796.The classic study of English costume illustrated with numerous examples from illuminated manuscripts held in the British Library, the Bodleian, and Harleian collections. Complete with 153 hand-colored plates, 10 more than the first edition, of people, costumes, armour, seals, and everyday objects from the time of the Saxons to the end of the 17th century. With 2 hand-coloured frontispieces, 8 hand-coloured plates of Egyptian, Greek and Roman costumes in the introduction, and 143 hand-coloured lithographic plates of English costume.New improved edition with critical and explanatory notes by James Robinson Planche, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Joseph Strutt (1749-1802) was an English engraver, artist, antiquary and writer famous for his work on the history of English costume and sports. Starting with… Read More
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L'Art du Travestissement
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L'Art du Travestissement

by Leon Sault

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Rare set of 20 parts from the first four series of Leon Sault's fancy-dress or cos-play magazine. Each part (or livraison) with 3 hand-coloured lithographs and 3 lithographs on a particular theme for a total of 118 plates, 58 hand-coloured (missing two plates, Jeune Homme 1:5 and Polonaise 2:5).The designs can be split into allegorical and traditional costumes. Allegorical includes games, the four seasons, the elements (fire, air, snow), winged creatures, fruits and flowers, etc. Traditional includes national costumes of China, Japan, England, Scotland, Scandinavia, Alsace and Brittany as well as French historical costumes from the reign of Henri III, Henri IV, Louis XVI, the French Revolution, Napoleonic, etc.With the popularity of masquerade balls at the court of Empress Eugenie in the Second Empire, demand for unique fancy dress costumes increased. Sault published his fancy dress designs in the magazine L'Art du Travestissements from the 1880s and began selling his unique stage costumes to the… Read More
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Round the Red Lamp: Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life

Round the Red Lamp: Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life

by Doyle, A. Conan

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Round the Red Lamp: Being Facts and Fancies of Medical Life. By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Author of the Sherlock Holmes Series. First American Edition. D. Appleton & Co. Copyright 1894. A collection of medical and detective stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes detective series. VG condition/ no DJ included if originally issued. A square, solid copy with bright pages. A rare find in nice condition like this one. 5 x 7 ¾. 307 pages plus adverts.
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The Art of Face Painting in Chinese Music-Drama
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The Art of Face Painting in Chinese Music-Drama

by Zhang Geng , Editor-in-Chief

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Jiangxi Art Publishing Company, 1993. Hardcover First Edition. 170pp, large quarto in case. Compiled by the Music-drama Institute of the Chinese Academy of Arts. Near Fine book in Good slipcase. Gray boards show minor shelf and handling wear; there is a crease on the page before the Contents. Else clean and bright. This is, overall, a stunning volume, colorful and clean, gray boards and colorful pastedown are clean, tight binding. Slipcase shows significant shelf and handling wear with scuffing, fading, three tears in the binding at the spine of the slipcase, and edge and corner wear. It has done its job protecting the volume inside. [Seattle, WA, U.S.A.] Photos are of the copy here at Barbed Wire Books.
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The One Show, Volume 28 (One Show)
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The One Show, Volume 28 (One Show): Advertising's Best Print, Design, Radio, And TV

by The One Club Yash Egmi

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The One Club Volume 28 Large Folio Hardcover Good Condition Good Dust Jacket Clean 524 pp Color and B/W Plus Accompang Bonus Radio CD. Some shelf wear else Good+. NO Writing inside. NOT A LIBRARY COPY..Stunning Visuals... See our Three Geese in Flight Book Scans.
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