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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs by Thompson, Hunter S

New York: Random House, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/near fine. First Edition, First Printing. The author's first book, a sociological work of pop culture by the gonzo journalist. A Fine, crisp unread copy in a Near Fine dust jacket, now enc...

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Ruins of the Palace of the Emperor Diocletian at Spalatro in Dalmatia by Adam, Robert

London: Printed for the author, 1764. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Folio: 15 x 21. Contemporary calf boards with light scuffing and bumping. Beautiful respine to style preserving the original title label. Sixty-one engraved plates and maps inclu...

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National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans, Complete 2 Volume Set by Duyckinck, Evert

New York: Johnson, Fry & Company, 1862. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Quarter black calf over marbled boards, raised bands and gilt titles and spine decoration. Marbled endpapers. Unmarked except for early previous owner's inscription (see ...

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The Trial by Kafka, Franz

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First American edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/good. First American Edition, stated on copyright page. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. Slight wrinkle to front board and some toning inside front cover, otherwise flawless wit...

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The Bible in Iron: The Pictured Stoves and Stove Plates of the Pennsylvania Germans by Mercer, Henry C

Doylestown, PA: Bucks County Historical Society, 1914. First edition. Softcover. Very Good. Scarce first edition of this seminal work. Softcover with some loses to spine, but otherwise very good condition. Previous owner's inscription on front flyle...

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The Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing-book in Four Parts by Sheraton, Thomas

London: Gibbings and Company, c. 1895. Hardcover. Very Good. Facsimile reprint of the 3rd revised edition of 1802. Original dark blue cloth with gilt lettering. Very good conditon with some rubbing to boards. No foxing or internal markings. Detailed dig...

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China Under the Empress Dowager, Being the HIstory of the Life and Times of Tzu Hsi by Bland, J. O. P., and E. Backhouse

London: William Heinemann, 1910. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. Green cloth boards with a bit of soiling and bumping of corners. Slight sunning of spine. Early (1911) inscripton of previous owner on front flyleaf, otherwise clean and unmarked in...

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The Practical Builder or Workman's General Assistant by Pain, William

London: Printed for I. Taylor, 1778. Second revised. Hardcover. Very Good. 9" x 11". From the title page: 'A New Edition, Revised and Corrected by the Author'. A very rare edition of this important work. I have not been able to identif...

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The Life of Samuel Johnson, two volumes of the three volume set by Boswell, James

Boston: W. Andrews and L. Blake, 1807. First edition thus. Hardcover. Good. This is the "First American from the fifth London edition", as stated on the title page. Volume 1 and 2 of the three volumes. Original sheep boards with black gilt-lettered labe...

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The Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Guide: or, Repository of Designs for Every Article of Household Furniture, in the Newest and Most Approved Taste by Hepplewhite, A

London: I. and J. Taylor, 1788. First edition. Hardcover. First edition. Folio (15" x 10"). George Hepplewhite died in 1786 as the plates were being engraved and the book was published by his widow, Alice. The book was very popular, running to three edit...

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A Supplement to John and Thomas Seymour: Cabinetmakers in Boston 1794-1816 by Stoneman, Vernon C

Boston: Special Publications, 1965. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Brown cloth with black lettering and photo set into front cover. No jacket, as published. As new condition....

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The Pottery and Porcelain of the United States: An Historical Review of American Ceramic Art from the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Barber, Edwin Atlee

New York: G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1909. Third edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Previous owner's names on the front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. Burgundy cloth covers with gilt embossed design on front cover. Minor s...

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A Manual of the Hand Lathe by Watson, Egbert P

Philadelphia (London): Henry Carey Baird, Industrial Publisher (Sampson Low, Son & Marston), 1876. First American edition. Hardcover. Very Good. This is the very scarce first American edition of this work. Remarkably well preserved copy in dark red ...

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The London Furniture Makers: From the Restoration to the Victorian Era 1660-1840 by Heal, Ambrose

London: Batsford, 1953. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/good +. A record of 2500 cabinetmakers, upholsterers, carvers and gilders with their addresses and working dates illustrated by 165 reproductions of trade cards. Fine, in dj with several small tears...

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The Practical Exemplar of Architecture, First Series (Second Edition) by Macartney, Mervyn E

London: Architectural Review (presumed), No date. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Inscription dated 1911. The first series of drawings and photographs of fine examples of architectural details. 10" x 13". Ivory cloth boards with red title label wi...

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