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Hamburg, Land und Leute der Niederelbe [Rare Collotypes]
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Hamburg, Land und Leute der Niederelbe [Rare Collotypes]

by Juhl, Ernst (Ed.)

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Used - Very good +
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Limited Edition
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Carrollton, Georgia
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$1,500.00

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Hamburg, Germany: Boysen & Maasch, 1912. Limited Edition. Loose_leaf. Very good +. Limited Edition. Loose_leaf. Between 1908 and 1912, the Hamburg Senate along with Ernst Juhl collected 1000 photographs of the city and its surroundings, choosing 90 photographs from photographers A. Bruhn, Rudolf Dührkoop, Mrs. Diez-Dührkoop, Major Böhmer, and O. Hofmeister for this publication, an edition limited to 300, this being number 215. These 90 stunning sepia collotypes are tipped in to imperial Japan paper with printed title, publication, and photographer's name and showcase Hamburg's harbor, farmhouses, sailors, fishermen, the working class, at times in traditional costume, and some neighboring lands. As Ernst Juhl states in his introduction: "The chosen pictures should bring to the stranger and the natives the beauties of the state and land area in front of their eyes and especially to the photographers, the lover as well as the expert, to offer suggestions for artistic undertakings." A truly stunning… Read More
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$1,500.00
Sha-Girl Set of 10 Books: Sha-Girl Special Volumes 1, 1976-1987, and 2, 1988-1993, Sha-Girl '92,...
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Sha-Girl Set of 10 Books: Sha-Girl Special Volumes 1, 1976-1987, and 2, 1988-1993, Sha-Girl '92, Sha-Girl '93, Sha-Girl '94, Sha-Girl '95, Sha-Girl '96, Sha-Girl '97, Sha-Girl '98, and Sha-Girl '99 [10 Volume Set]

by Araki, Nobuyashi; Bourgeois, Jean Pierre; Clergue, Lucien; Fontana, Franco; Giacobetti, Francis; Hosoe, Eikoh; Ionesco, Irina; Jacques, Serge; Ommer, Uwe; Pawelec, Wladyslaw; Ueda, Shoji

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very good
Binding
Hardcover
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Carrollton, Georgia
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$4,000.00

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Tokyo: Nippon Geijutsu Shuppansha, 1999. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Hardcover. 12 X 8 1/4". Various paginations. Text in Japanese, with limited text in English. Pictorial dust jackets show mild edgewear and surface scratching. Small closed tear to spine panel of dust jacket of Sha-Girl '98. Small tears to head of spine of dust jacket of Sha-Girl '94 and Sha-Girl Special Vol. 1. Last five volumes bound in white paper over boards, all previous bound in white wraps; half of the volumes in this set are hardcover, half paperback. Moderate edgewear to bindings, with occasional bumping to extremities. Bindings are firm and sound. Pages are clean and bright. A very nice run of "Japan's standard in nudity," Sha-Girl, gathering together exceptional photographs of Asian and Caucasian women from prize-winning photographs taken each year from the Annual Kaigo no hana Photographer's Club (KPC) Contest, featuring the work of amateur photographers alongside artists such as Nobuyashi Araki, Jean Pierre… Read More
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$4,000.00
Vesper Flights: New and Collected Essays [SIGNED FIRST EDITION]
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Vesper Flights: New and Collected Essays [SIGNED FIRST EDITION]

by Macdonald, Helen

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Near fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780802128812
ISBN 10
0802128815
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Carrollton, Georgia
Item Price
$28.00

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New York: Grove Press, 2020. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Helen Macdonald to special themed bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. Stated first edition, with full number line indicating first printing. 8 1/2" X 5 3/4". ix, 261pp. A touch of shelfwear to bright dust jacket. Bound in full black paper over boards, with spine backed in black cloth and lettered in silver. A new, unread signed first edition of this collection of essays about the natural world by Helen Macdonald, author of H is for Hawk. ABOUT VESPER FLIGHTS: From the New York Times bestselling author of H is for Hawk and winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for nonfiction, comes a transcendent collection of essays about the natural world. Animals don't exist in order to teach us things, but that is what they have always done, and most of what they teach us is what we think we know about ourselves. Helen Macdonald's bestselling debut H is for Hawk brought the astonishing story of… Read More
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$28.00
The Letter: Swept Away, The Messenger, Spellbound, The Fan [Complete Suite of 4 Signed and...
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The Letter: Swept Away, The Messenger, Spellbound, The Fan [Complete Suite of 4 Signed and Numbered Lithographs]

by Stavrinos, George

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  • very good
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Very good
Edition
Limited Edition
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Carrollton, Georgia
Item Price
$1,800.00

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New York: Eleanor Ettinger Inc, 1988. Limited Edition. Loose_leaf. Very good. Limited Edition. Loose_leaf. 27.5" X 22.0" each. This suite of four lithographs includes Swept Away, The Messenger, Spellbound, and The Fan. All four lithographs are signed by George Stavrinos in graphite and hand-numbered A/P 25 of 25 to the lower margins, with blind stamp of Eleanor Ettinger Inc. dated 1988. Each lithograph features 3-5 colors and was pulled at Atelier Ettinger in 1988. These suites were limited to 275 numbered impressions and 25 artist's proofs on papier d'Arches; this suite is one of the 25 artist's proofs. Though lacking the portfolio container the 275 numbered impressions were issued with, this artist's proof suite is accompanied by the original advertising publication from the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery in New York City. The four lithographs and gallery publication have all been rolled and are thus curved; only minor wear to edges and extremities. Old seller's label to inside of gallery publication… Read More
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$1,800.00
The Ten Master Minds of Dairying

The Ten Master Minds of Dairying

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  • good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Paperback
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Carrollton, Georgia
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$35.00

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Des Moines: Successful Farming, 1930. Paperback. Good. Paperback. 8 1/2" X 5 3/4". 78pp. Wear to black paper wraps with rubbing, toning, and bumps to covers, corners, and edges. Tear to bottom corner at rear cover. Dust-spotting to edges of text block. Toning to endpapers. Faint musty smell to pages. Pages are free of marks and notation. Binding is sound. An overall solid copy of this work on masters of dairying, including chapters on Stephen Moulton Babcock, Wiliam Dempster Hoard, Clarence Henry Eckles, Carl Gustaf Patrik De Laval, Elmer Verner McCollum, Louis Pasteur, Theophilus Levi Haecker, Gail Borden, William Arnon Henry, and Otto Frederick Hunziker.
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$35.00
Ingleby's Whole Art of Legerdemain, Containing All the Tricks and Deceptions, (Never before...
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London: Printed for T. Hughes and C. Chaple, 1815. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover. This 1815 guide to sleight of hand magic comprises 50 tricks from Victorian conjurer Thomas Ingleby, each with full description and explanation, with tricks including decapitating a rooster and restoring it to life, stopping and starting time on a watch at will, and cutting a card free from a shoulder of mutton which one of the company had previously drawn from a deck. This copy lacks the hand-colored frontispiece, replaced by a high quality color facsimile. Ex libris magician Burton S. Sperber, with his bookplate to rear pastedown: "Those who know don't tell. Those who tell don't know." Burton Sperber (1929-2011) was a mentalist and magic collector, a member of the Magic Castle since 1965, as well as the Inner Magic Circle of the Magic Circle in London, the informal club of mentalists in Los Angeles known as the Delta Group, and the Psychic Entertainers Association. Sperber contributed articles to Magick, was a… Read More
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$2,500.00
The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America's Bird SIGNED FIRST EDITION
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The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America's Bird SIGNED FIRST EDITION

by Davis, Jack E.

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very good +
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9781631495250
ISBN 10
1631495259
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Carrollton, Georgia
Item Price
$30.00

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New York: Liveright Publishing Company, 2022. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/Very good +. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by author in ink at front free endpaper. First Edition with full number line indicating first printing. 9 1/2" X 6 1/4". 417pp. Very mild shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jacket. Bound in black paper over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. ABOUT THIS BOOK: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Gulf, a sweeping cultural and natural history of the bald eagle in America. The bald eagle is regal but fearless, a bird you're not inclined to argue with. For centuries, Americans have celebrated it as "majestic" and "noble," yet savaged the living bird behind their national symbol as a malicious predator of livestock and, falsely, a snatcher of babies. Taking us from before the nation's founding through inconceivable resurgences of this enduring all-American species, Jack E. Davis contrasts the… Read More
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$30.00
The History of Magic Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of Its Procedure, Its Rites and Its...
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The History of Magic Including a Clear and Precise Exposition of Its Procedure, Its Rites and Its Mysteries [FIRST EDITION]

by Levi, Eliphas; Waite, Arthur Edward (Trans., Preface, Notes)

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very good
Edition
First American Edition, 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Carrollton, Georgia
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$2,000.00

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Philadelphia: David McKay, 1914. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very good. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. This foundational history of magic from its early origins to the occult revival of the 19th century is the work of one of the most important and influential esotericists of the era, Éliphas Lévi Zahed, born Alphonse Louis Constant (1810-1875). Aleister Crowley believed himself to be the reincarnation of Lévi. This era- and subject-spanning study of magic touches on alchemy, the magic of the Magi, Zoroaster, Heremetic magic, Kabalism, Gnosticism, Freemasonry, and more, illustrated throughout in frontispiece and 19 plates. This is an exceptionally nice copy of the first American edition of 1914, which states no date of publication, only "Printed in England" on copyright page, with no other printings indicated. 9 1/8" X 6 1/4". xxxvi, 536pp. Presents handsomely in protective archival jacket. Bound in purple cloth over boards, with upper board and spine… Read More
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$2,000.00
A Treatise on Fire & Thief-Proof Depositories and Locks and Keys [FIRST EDITION with BOOKENDS]
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A Treatise on Fire & Thief-Proof Depositories and Locks and Keys [FIRST EDITION with BOOKENDS]

by Price, George

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Carrollton, Georgia
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$1,250.00

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London: Simkin, Marshall, and Co.; E. and F. N. Spon, 1856. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition. Hardcover. This 1000-page tome, published in 1865, is considered "The Locksmith's Bible" (though 19th century bankers also called it "The Burglars' Bible" due to its detailed diagrams of locks). Its pages hold a history of locks from before biblical times, accounts of feuds between competing manufacturers, specifications, patents, pricing, testimonials, and so much more, including a chromolithographic plate and nearly 500 figure illustrations throughout. Author George Price was the proprietor of the Cleveland Safe Works in Wolverhampton, born a printer's son and apprentice who pursued other professions, notably as an insurance assessor; it was in this line of work that he became frustrated with the amount of claims he received from customers because their safes were "no stronger than a parrot's cage." It was at this point Price struck out to invent and manufacture truly fire and thief-proof… Read More
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$1,250.00
The Starry Skies: First Lessons on the Sun, Moon and Stars
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The Starry Skies: First Lessons on the Sun, Moon and Stars

by Giberne, Agnes

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good +
Edition
Imperial Series
Binding
Hardcover
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Carrollton, Georgia
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$145.00

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New York: American Tract Society, 1894. Imperial Series. Hardcover. Good +. Imperial Series. Hardcover. "Once upon a time--thus runs a certain tale--there was a man who wanted to see what could be found at the other end of the world..." This guide to astronomy begins with a fairy tale about a man who walks the span of the entire world--"And...what do you think he found? Was it a world of giants? Or a land of fairies?"--only to find himself right where he first began, at his own home. Clearly explained yet full of wonder, Starry Skies is the work of pioneering science popularizer Agnes Giberne (1845-1939), a prolific writer of fiction for adolescent girls, historical fiction, and several very popular books about science, including meteorology, geology, botany, physics, and more, though she was best known for her books on astronomy, like this one. The Starry Skies introduces readers of all ages to such stellar subjects as gravity, the seasons, the rotation of the earth, the moon, the sun, the planets… Read More
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$145.00
Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making
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Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making

by Gibson, W. Hamilton

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Carrollton, Georgia
Item Price
$75.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1881. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First Edition. Hardcover. "Of all the various subjects in the catalogue of sports and pastimes, there is none more sure of aoursing the enthusiasm of our American boys generally, than that which forms the title of this book..." The work of William Hamilton Gibson (1850-1896), a prominent artist and naturalist whose nicely detailed illustrations are on full display here in this book's 144 illustrations, this 1881 first edition is food and shelter for any hunter of traditional knowledge on such subjects as "camp shelter, log huts, bark shanties, woodland beds and bedding, boat and canoe building, and valuable suggestions on trappers' food, etc. with extended chapters on the trapper's art, containing all the 'tricks' and valuable bait recipes of the profession; full directions for the use of the steel trap; and for the construction of traps of all kinds; detailed instructions for the capture of all fur-bearing animals;… Read More
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$75.00
Little Flower-People
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Little Flower-People

by Hale, Gertrude Elisabeth

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good +
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Hardcover
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Carrollton, Georgia
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$125.00

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Boston: Ginn and Company, Publishers, 1899. Hardcover. Good +. Hardcover. "Come and sit down here beside me. I have a most charming secret to tell you. Every — little — flower — that — grows — is — just — as — much — a — living — talking — being — as — you — or — I. Isn't this a lovely secret to know?" This imaginative 1887 guide to flowers is the work of Gertrude Elisabeth Hale of Ithaca, New York, who as a young girl had dreamed of writing a book that would weave elementary facts about flower-life "in and out of a thin warp of fancy," in the hopes of awakening an interest in floriculture among all ages. Little Flower-People is Hale's achievement of that dream. In these pages, gnomes and elves, fairies and talking flowers intermingle with botanical vocabulary lists and scientific diagrams and illustrations. Speaking to the academic value of the work, Hale was assisted in gathering specimens for this book by the botanist William R. Dudley (1849-1911), then professor… Read More
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$125.00
The Children's Life of the Bee
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The Children's Life of the Bee

by Maeterlinck, Maurice; Sutro, Alfred (Ed.); Williams, Herschel (Ed.); Detmold, Edward J. (Illust.)

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good +
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Carrollton, Georgia
Item Price
$95.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1919. First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. First Edition. Hardcover. "I have not yet forgotten the first apiary I saw, where I learned to love the bees..." So begins this beautifully illustrated edition, adapted for an audience of all ages, of this classic ode to our most important pollinators by the Belgian playwright, essayist, and poet Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949), winner of the 1911 Nobel Prize in Literature. Open these bee-bedecked covers and you'll find a swarm of details about day to day life in a beehive, from the the life of the Queen to the mathematics behind her hive's construction, from the division of labor among bees to the meaning and movement of the swarm they make together. The Children's Life of the Bee is the wholesome and edifying product of the poetry, philosophy, and beekeeping experience of Maurice Maeterlinck, further sweetened by Edward J. Detmold's 5 dreamy color plates. Chapters include: On the Threshold of the Hive, The Swarm, The… Read More
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$95.00