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Les Mystères de l'Océan
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Les Mystères de l'Océan

by MANGIN Arthur

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Third
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Alfred Mame, Tours, 1868. Large 8vo (250x157mm), pp. (6), 494pgs Red leather and rich gilt ornamented panels on spine. All edges gilt, Numerous in-text and plate illustrations by W. Freeman and Jules Noël depicting scenes of oceanic life and marine animal life. Third Edition of this handsome volume by Mangin (1824-1887). The work deals with the mythical history and myths of the ocean, its main phenomena (tides, currents, climatic variations, storms, marshes, etc.), marine fauna and flora (fish, fossils, crustaceans, shellfish, shells , Octopus, sea serpents, cetaceans, seals, sea birds, etc.), the relationship between man and the sea (sailing, fishing, hunting for cetaceans and amphibians, ocean diving etc.) .There's a previous owner's bookplate and a stamp at the front. Otherwise a nice, clean edition.
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Private Trials and Public Calamities: Or, the Early Life of Alexandrine Des Eìcherolles, During...
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Private Trials and Public Calamities: Or, the Early Life of Alexandrine Des Eìcherolles, During the Troubles of the First French Revolution

by Des Echerolles, Alexandrine, B. Ca

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London: Richard Bentley, 1853. 2 Vol. 3/4 Leather over marbled paper covered boards, and eppr. First English edition of Alexandrine des Echerolles' memoirs of the Revolution in France. Alexandrine des Echerolles (La Ferte Hauterive, south of Moulins-Allier) was 13 y.o. when the Revolution forced her father, aunt and brothers to take refuge in Lyon. Her father had been elected colonel of the National Guards at Moulins, but when he was threatened with imprisonment he fled to Lyon then Switzerland, and left his daughter in the care of his sister. The aunt was murdered by the revolutionary court for refusing to reveal where her brother was living, and Alexandrine found herself alone, and relied on family and relations to taker her in.
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Contes et Nouvelles En Vers
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Contes et Nouvelles En Vers

by Jean de la Fontaine

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Chez N. Etienne Lucas, Amsterdam, 1732. Volume 2 (of 2) only. Contes et Nouvelles En Vers: Nouvelle Edition Corrigee, Augmentee, & Enrichie de Tailles Douces Dessinees - Par Mr. Romain de Hooge. Text in French.Illustrated with 40 fine detailed half-page engravings, plus numerous chapter endpieces. An engraving precedes each fable. Illustrated by Romain de Hooge (or Romeyn de Hooghe / Romaine de Hoog) (1645-1708), fine Dutch artist, engraver, caricaturist. Size: 16 x 10cm. 285 pp. an index at the back. Condition: The Book LACKS a front cover board, and the back cover is barely attached but present. The book is in very good condition, all the prints and tales are present and in VG condition, the binding and spine are holding.
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César (César Baldaccini)
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César (César Baldaccini)

by Pierre Restany

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Hardcover 4to oblong in a slipcase box. Includes a drawing signed and dated by César's thumb laid in (please see photos). Richly illustrated in color and B&W photos. 391 pp. In near fine condition. In French.César (born Cesare Baldaccini 1921 – 1998), was a noted French sculptor, who was at the forefront of the New Realism movement with his radical compressions (compacted automobiles, discarded metal, or rubbish), expansions (polyurethane foam sculptures), and fantastic representations of animals and insects.
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Album of Abyssinian Birds and Mammals
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Album of Abyssinian Birds and Mammals

by Fuertes, Louis Agassiz & Osgood, W. H.

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Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago. Chicago, 1930. Set of 32 lithograph reproductions (13x11 inch) printed on stiff card stock and suitable for framing. Titles and descriptions on the reverse. Two leaves of text by W. H. OsgoodCondition: The prints are all in VG condition and suitable for framing, occasional small bits of discolor on the back of a few prints. The original slipcase box is worn. About Louis Agassiz FuertesLouis Agassiz Fuertes (1874 – 1927) was an American ornithologist, illustrator and artist who set the rigorous and current-day standards for ornithological art and naturalist depiction and is considered as one of the most prolific American bird artists, second only to his guiding professional predecessor John James Audubon.
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The Apple Trees
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The Apple Trees: Four Reminiscences

by Hugh Walpole (SIGNED copy)

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Signed/numbered Ltd. edition
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Hardcover
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Waltham St. Lawrence, Berkshire; The Golden Cockerel Press, 1932. Hardcover (patterned cloth over leather spine). Ltd. edition #456/500. 73pp. Signed by Hugh Walpole on the dedication page. Privately printed with wood-engravings by Lynton Lamb. A fabulous account of Hugh Walpole's early life and a must read if you are a fan of his work. In near fine condition- a small chip at the top of the spine is the only blemish. Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole was an English novelist. A prolific writer, he published thirty-six novels, five volumes of short stories, two plays and three volumes of memoirs. His skill at scene-setting, his vivid plots, his high profile as a lecturer and his driving ambition brought him a large readership in the United Kingdom and North America. A best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s, his works have been neglected since his death.
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Plutarch's Lives in Six Volumes
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Plutarch's Lives in Six Volumes: translated from the Original Greek; with Notes, Historical and Critical; and a Life of Plutarch

by Plutarch (John & William Langhorne, trans.)

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Third Edition
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Plutarch's Lives, translated from the original Greek; with Notes Critical and Historical and a Life of Plutarch by John Langhorne, D.D. and William Langhorne, A.M. in Six Volumes.Printed for J. Mawman et al., 1819. lx,394 & 532 & 526 & 453 & 532 &488pp., engraved frontis engraved portrait. Original tooled calfskin binding. A Complete set all volumes in VG condition, - any gilt or titles have completely worn off, the calfskin and the binding is sound and strong, and the books are clean, unmarked and very clear.
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Intérieurs II & Intérieurs III
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Intérieurs II & Intérieurs III

by Léon Moussinac

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First
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Intérieurs II & Intérieurs IIITwo volumes from a set by Léon Moussinac, which provides an important documentation of furniture and interiors by notable French Art Deco designers, each volume with an introduction by Moussinac followed by a large number of plates (52 in II, and 53 in III), many of which are done in pochoir, depicting a variety of interiors and associated types of furniture, including designs for studies, bedrooms, bathrooms, living rooms, nurseries, dining rooms, salons, men's and lady's rooms, libraries, smoking rooms, and others. Large 4to. Original publisher's printed portfolio-style boards, tie-bound. Paris (Éditions Albert Lévy/Librairie Centrale des Beaux-Arts) 1924-1926. (Collection Documentaire d'Art Moderne.) 1924 1925.The second volume displays the work of Dominique, Dufrène, René Gabriel, André Groult, Joubert et Petit, Rob. Mallet-Stevens, and F. Nathan. The third volume features Djo Bourgeois, Mme. Chauchet-Guilleré, Andre Fréchet, M. Guillemard, René Herbst, E.… Read More
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Shakespeare's Tragedies; Comedies; Historical Plays, Poems & Sonnets.
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Shakespeare's Tragedies; Comedies; Historical Plays, Poems & Sonnets.

by William Shakespeare

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Shakespeare's Tragedies; Comedies; Historical Plays, Poems & Sonnets. 3 Vols. Robert Rivière & Son Ltd. / Printed by Temple Press, London. (n.d. circa 1920s?) Three Beautifully bound volumes in red half-leather over cloth. Gilt tooled spine w ribs and titles. Top edges bright gilt. Housed in a cloth lined slipcase box. 981pp, [1]; 887pp, [1]; 847pp, [1]. 7"x5"x3.5" in in box. Elegant leather bound set, well made and in very good condition. The cloth wrapped slipcase box is discolored on the bottom. Unmarked, some discoloration to the leather at the bottom of the spine of the comedies volume.
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All About Tea
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All About Tea

by Ukers, William H.

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All About Tea (2 volume set)by William H. UkersPublished by The Tea And Coffee Trade Journal Company, New York, 1935. Likely first edition. 2 volume set. 1st ed. Bound in publisher's green cloth, with gold lettering. Maps on lining papers. 27 cm. xvi, 559 p. vii, 568 p. Color frontispiece in Vol. I and B&W photo illustrations, tables and maps throughout. The books are in near fine condition - there is a prev. owner's stamp on fore-title pages and a little notation in pencil on the front blank endpaper of one - otherwise the books are as new. (please note- the books weigh appx 8lbs together and will require a commensurate shipping charge)William Ukers published his massive, 1149 page, 54 chapter opus on tea in 1935. He spent twenty-five years collecting material and visiting the tea-growing regions of Asia before delving into research work in the principal libraries, museums and laboratories of America and Europe. Only 600 copies of Ukers' work were printed. One of the most extensive works ever written… Read More
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No Thanks
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No Thanks

by cummings, e. e.

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No Thanks by e. e. cummings

Golden Eagle Press, New Rochelle, NY. 1935. First trade edition limited to 900 copies. Hardcover beveled bound in tan cloth, titles in red on the cover and spine. Oblong, 16mo. Unmarked and in VG condition in the original paper jacket - torn and fragile. the front board is very slightly bowed.

"No Thanks contains some of Cummings's most daring literary experiments, and it represents most fully his view of life―romantic individualism. The poems celebrate an openly felt response to the beauties of the natural world, and they give first place to love, especially sexual love, in all its manifestations."
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Jean Michel Basquiat
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Jean Michel Basquiat

by Pellizzi, Francesco / Vrej Baghoomian

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Used - near fine
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Limited Edition 4,000 copies
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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780922678037
ISBN 10
0922678030
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Jean-Michel Basquiat Vrej Baghoomian, 21 October to 25 November 1989. Vrej Baghoomianm Inc., 1989 1st edition exhibition catalog printed 1989. 153 pages. Hardcover, Cloth binding with dust jacket. 10 x 12 inches. Color reproductions throughout. This book was published from an edition of 4,000 at the retrospective exhibition held in 1989 just over one year after the after the death of Basquiat. 69 key works are featured including CPRKR, Red Warrior, untitled Skull and Horn Players. Text by: Francesco Pellizzi and Glenn O'Brien. Condition: near fine / as new book and jacket.
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Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters
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Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters

by Rimbaud, Arthur. Fowlie, Wallace (trans.)

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Rimbaud: Complete Works, Selected Letters

Translation, Introduction And Notes By Wallace Fowlie

The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1966. Hardcover. Light blue cloth. 8vo. Bilingual with French & English text on facing pages. 370 pp. There is some very light spotting to the covers, otherwise unmarked and VG without the jacket.

About the book (From the Univ. of Chicago blurb)

"The enfant terrible of French letters, Jean-Nicholas-Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91) was a defiant and precocious youth who wrote some of the most remarkable prose and poetry of the nineteenth century, all before leaving the world of verse by the age of twenty-one. More than a century after his death, the young rebel-poet continues to appeal to modern readers as much for his turbulent life as for his poetry; his stormy affair with fellow poet Paul Verlaine and his nomadic adventures in eastern Africa are as iconic as his hallucinatory poems and symbolist prose.

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The Works of Jane Austen (12 vols.), Jane Austen and Her Times
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The Works of Jane Austen (12 vols.), Jane Austen and Her Times

by Austen, Jane - Mitton, G. E.

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Ltd. Edition / 250
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The Works of Jane Austen in 12 Volumes
Limited to 250 copies
Roberts Brothers, Boston, 1892. Octavo, 12 volumes, bound in leather and marbled boards. Gilt titles to the spine, raised bands, inner dentelles, frontispieces. The set is complete. In addition to her novels (Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Emma, Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey) it includes a volume of her letters, the short epistolary novel Lady Susan and the unfinished novel The Watsons.
This set includes Jane Austen and Her Times by G. E. Mitton - as a 13th volume, identically bound.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, London; Methuen & Co, New York, 1905. B & W illustrations, B & W frontispiece with tissue.
Limited to 250 copies and in exceptionally good condition.
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The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant
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The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant

by Grant, Ulysses S.

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Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant in 2 Volumes Completeby Ulysses S. GrantCharles L. Webster & Company, 1885. Volume I: Original three-quarter dark brown morocco with raised bands, gilt lettering, compartments and rules and chocolate cloth with large gilt medallions front and rear covers, marbled decorated endpapers, all edges marbled, frontispiece, [portrait], 584 pp., preface, maps, illustrations, fold-out letter in facsimile. Volume II: Original three-quarter dark brown morocco with raised bands, gilt lettering, compartments and rules and chocolate cloth with large gilt medallions front and rear covers. marbled decorated endpapers, all edges marbled, frontispiece, [portrait], 647 [1] pp., maps, illustrations, conclusion, appendix, index.In excellent condition w bright gilt medallions titles and decoration, with the fold-out facsimile letters including the terms of Lee's surrender. The only defect is a little wear to the spine of Vol I (see photos) About the MemoirsGrant's Memoirs recount his childhood… Read More
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