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NEW AMERICAN COOKERY, OR FEMALE COMPANION. CONTAINING FULL AND AMPLE DIRECTIONS FOR ROASTING, BROILING, STEWING, HASHING, BOILING, PRESERVING, PICKLING, POTTING, FRICASEES, SOUPS, PUFF-PASTES, PUDDINGS, CUSTARDS, PIES, TARTS, & C. ALSO, THE MAKING OF WINES AND CHEESE. PECULIARLY ADAPTED TO THE AMERICAN MODE OF COOKING by [COOKERY]

New York: D. D. Smith, 1805. First Edition. Hardcover. Lacking the endpapers; small chip at the top of the spine. A clean, attractive, unsophisticated copy in original binding of a scarce and important book. Twentyfourmo (3-3/8" x 5-3/8") bound in origi…

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$21875.00


THE LITTLE PRINCE by SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de

New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1943). First Edition. Hardcover. A bright, clean copy with tears to two pages professionally and neatly repaired. About Fine in a close to Fine dustwrapper with minor, professional repairs. Antoine de SAINT-EXUPERY. First …

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$5625.00


SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET by HARRER, Heinrich

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1993. Hardcover. Fine, lacking the cotton sleeve and teak boards, but in a specially made Fine red clamshell box with a gilt-lettered morocco spine label. Heinrich Harrer. Quarto (9" x 13"), bound in pure Bure white silk…

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$3125.00


(THE WORKS OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT) by ROOSEVELT, Theodore (Teddy)

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1900. Hardcover. Some rubbing to the spines, heavier to the edges. Still a Very Good, tight set, quite attractive on the shelf. This set consists of 15 small octavo (4-1/8" x 6-3/4") bound in half smooth calf leather with …

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$2500.00


ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN. (TOM SAWYER'S COMRADE). SCENE: THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. TIME: FORTY TO FIFTY YEARS AGO by TWAIN, Mark [CLEMENS, Samuel]

New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. Hinges fine; some rubbing to gilt on the spine and a little to the cloth, mostly to the rear cover. Contents lightly foxed. Light wear to spine tips and corners. Very Good or better.…

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$6250.00


THE LITTLE PRINCE by SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de

New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, (1943). First Edition. Hardcover. This copy is clean and bright with virtually no wear but for some soiling to the endpapers and minor bumps to the corners. About Fine in a close to Fine dustwrapper with a couple of small st…

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$22500.00


EINSTEIN by MacLEISH, Archibald

Paris: The Black Sun Press, 1929. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in glassine in a Good example of the fragile slipcase, missing one edge and with some fraying, in a Fine clamshell box. Quarto (9-/8" x 11-1/2") in stiff white printed wrappers printed in …

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$1562.50


BILL & MOYA LEAR. AN UNFORGETTABLE FLIGHT by [ARMSTRONG, Neil; ALDRIN, Buzz; FORD, Gerald; et. al.] LEAR, Moya Olsen

Reno, NV: Jack Bacon & Co., 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine without dustwrapper, as issued. Bound in half black leather and blue marbled boards. Illustrated with photographs. The story of the Lear Jet written by the widow of the founder in a person…

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$9375.00


BEN HUR by WALLACE, Lew

New York: Harper Brothers, 1903. Hardcover. Fine, bright set. William Martin Johnson. Two volumes bound in decorated green cloth of this handsome reprint illustrated from drawings by William Martin Johnson and photographs, with nearly every page illustr…

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$1250.00


SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET by HARRER, Heinrich

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1993. Hardcover. Fine with the maroon cotton sleeve, black cloth ties, and teak boards. Heinrich Harrer. Quarto (9" x 13"), bound in pure Bure white silk imported from India with a Tibetan good luck charm blindstamped in…

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$5000.00


OUR TOWN by WILDER, Thornton

New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., (1938). First Edition. Hardcover. Just a touch of sunning to the spine; slight foxing to the fore-edge of the bulked text which is slightly cocked; owner name on verso of front endpaper. Near Fine in a just about Fine dustw…

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$2500.00


THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST-INDIES by CHARDIN, Sir John

London: Moses Pitt, 1686. First Edition in English. Hardcover. Minor soiling and wear, Near Fine. Folio (7-3/4" x 12-1/8") bound in later calf leather recently and sympathetically rebacked with a gilt-decorated spine preserving the original morocco spin…

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$5625.00


COMPLETE POEMS OF ROBERT FROST 1949 by FROST, Robert

New York: Henry Holt, (1949). First Edition. Hardcover. Some fading to the cloth, mostly at the spine which also has a dampstain at the lower rear corner. Very Good, lacking the dustwrapper. Superb Association Copy. Frost's essay "The Figure A Poem Make…

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$2500.00


THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY. What It Is. With All The Kinds Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes, and Severall Cures of It. In Three Partitions, with Their Severall Sections, Members and Subsections. Philosophically, Medicinally, Historically Opened & Cut Up by [BURTON, Robert] DEMOCRITUS JUNIOR

London: Henry Cripps, 1628. Third Edition. Hardcover. Small chip to one text page; small library stamp to front pastedown and sticker to verso of dedication leaf; generally clean with occasional stain; few pages at beginning and end splitting from bindin…

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$1875.00


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