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Second World War photo album compiled by American Red Cross worker Elizabeth Ridley. by Ridley, Elizabeth

1941. Hardcover. Good. Oblong Quarto. Second World War photo album compiled by American Red Cross worker Elizabeth Ridley, with three wartime Naval yearbooks & souvenir books owned by her sister Christine, a naval air mechanic in the WAVES programme. O…

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New Zealand Ferns. by Armstrong, C. C. [Mary Ann]

Dunedin, NZ, [late 1870s or 1880s]. Tall quarto (370 x 280mm). Original green cloth, upper board blocked in gilt and black. The contents comprise approximately 56 fern specimens mounted on the rectos of 16 card leaves with scientific names in manuscript,…

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[Art Nouveau chromolithographic pharmaceutical catalogue] Katalog No. 4. by Michael Birk, Tuttlingen Deutschland

Tuttlingen, Germany: Michael Birk, [c. 1890s]. Quarto. Original limp cloth wrappers blocked in gilt, grey, black, and white, blue endpapers, blue top-stain. 15 double-sided leaves of chromolithographic, metallic-printed, and embossed designs, of which 6 …

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A student's manuscript of mathematical problems from A Treatise on Plane and Spherical Trigonometry as well as Andrew MacKay's The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea or Land. by Bonnycastle, John

Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 170 page manuscript. Contemporary half speckled sheep, marbled sides. Several contemporary sheets of manuscript with mathematical notations loosely inserted. Corners repaired, a little wear and some disc…

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Early-20th century telescoping ear trumpet in faux tortiseshell. by Audios

France: Audios Marque Deposée, c. 1920s-1930s. Articulated ear trumpet in tortoiseshell patterned celluloid. The diameter of the mouth is 70mm, the length when closed is 140mm, and the length when fully extended is 300 mm. Audios Marque Deposée ear log…

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International Aviation Meet. Grant Park Chicago. Panoramic Post Card. by (Aviation) Max Rigo Selling Company

Chicago, IL: Max Rigo, 1911. Folding panoramic postcard (290 x 195 mm). Professionally mounted, gazed, and framed using archival materials. Composite photographic image depicting the Chicago lakefront and early planes. The sender's and receiver's details…

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[Embrace the Base] Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp Invite Women to Take Part in an International Action to Stop the Siting of Cruise Missiles Anywhere in Europe. December 12th & 13th. Embrace the Base on Sunday. Close the Base on Monday. by Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp

[England, 1982]. Poster (420mm x 580mm). Professionally mounted, framed and glazed using archival materials. White text and graphic of a missile caught in a spider's web superimposed over a grey and red photograph of the mushroom cloud over Nagasaki. Mar…

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Mid-century teaching collection of cooking ingredients. by (Home Economics)

United Kingdom, [c. 1950]. Naugahyde case with handle and steel fittings, containing 160 glass sample bottles sealed with corks and held in place by metal spring clips, typed labels in red and black ink. Accompanied by a Twinlock ring binder of typed not…

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Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata. Edited and Compiled by Arthur W. Banks. by Von Neumann, John

Urbana & London: University of Illinois Press, 1966. Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and upper board in black. With the dust jacket. Contemporary ownership signature in blue ink to the front free endpaper. An excellent, fresh copy in the l…

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The Medium is the Massage. Co-ordinated by Jerome Agel. by McLuhan, Marshall, & Quentin Fiore

New York: Random House, 1967. Tall quarto. Original black and white cloth, titles to spine in black and white, black endpapers, top edge dyed black. With the dust jacket. Black and white illustrations throughout. Cloth toned and with a few small spots on…

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Women in the War—We Can't Win Without Them. by War Manpower Commission

Washington D.C.: US Govt. Printing Office, 1942. Colour poster (28 x 40 in). Professionally mounted, glazed, and framed using archival materials. Original creases from folding, bright and fresh. Excellent condition. An important Second World War poster…

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Zanol. The Better Way to Buy. Catalog No. 20. Edition A. by (Art Deco) The American Products Company

Cincinnati, OH: The American Products Company, May, 1925. Perfect bound (355 x 280 mm). Original brown wrappers printed in blue and cream, brown cloth backstrip. 78 pages, of which 16 are in full colour and the rest being uncoloured lithographs on single…

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Secreti Diversi & Miracolosi. Racolti dal Falopia, & Approbati da altri Medici di Gran Fama. Novamente Ristampati, et à Commun Beneficio di Ciascuno, Distinti in Tre Libri... by [Fioravanti, Leonardo] Falloppio, Gabriele (attributed)

Venice: Alessandro Gardane [for Giacomo Leoncini], 1578. Small octavo (145 x 90 mm). Early-18th century vellum, paper covered spine with manuscript library label, blind fillets, red speckled edges. Publisher Giacomo Leoncini's woodcut device to title pag…

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The Double Helix. A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA. by Watson, James D

New York: Atheneum, 1968. Hardcover. Excellent. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine gilt and to upper board in blind, red endpapers, top edge yellow. With the dust jacket. Contemporary photocopied review loosely ins…

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De Insectis, in Methodum Redactus; cum Notularum Additione. [Metamorphosis Naturalis]. by Goedart, Johannes, & Martin Lister

London: S. Smith, 1685. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Octavo (180 x 115 mm). Contemporary limp vellum folded over at the fore-edge, handwritten title to spine, edges of text block red speckled. 21 folding engraved plates depicting n…

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