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CURIOSITIES FOR THE INGENIOUS: Selected From the Most Authentic Treasures of Nature, Science and Art, Biography, History and General Literature.

By: (Taylor, John)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Boys: 1821

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000017373

Condition: Good


16mo, blue printed boards. Small stains on front cover, corners heavily worn, modern board spine. Minor scattered foxing. 192 pages (a couple of publisher's ads between contents and text).Black and white illustrations. Many wonders including a horseless carriage, magic circle of circles, a chess automaton. View more info

YVES TANGUY 1900-1955. November 7 -- December 7, 1974

By: Ashbery, John, text by.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Acquavella Galleries Inc: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000016663

Condition: Very good


For the benefit of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York. Catalogue, 53 color plates. Includes biography, list of Exhibitions, Selected Bibliography, Lenders to the Exhibition. Black and white illustrations in John Ashbery's text. Light crease on front cover, else Very Good. 122615B View more info

LIFE'S MATRIX. A Biography of Water.

By: Ball, Philip.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux.: 2000

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000015085

ISBN: 0374186286

Condition: Fine


Octavo, xii + 417 pages. Includes black and white illustrations, bibliography, index. 061508E View more info

A WALK WITH EMILY.

By: Barnes, Emily Otis

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Santa Fe, self-published: May, 1990

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000016852

Condition: Fine


Octavo, comb-bound book with red card covers, 95 pages plus 1 page Epilogue. Color photo, mounted to the rear inside cover, of the author standing in front of a sculpture.The author's father was a Chicago banker and director of the Santa Fe railroad, and as a child, Emily often travled with him out west, and came to love the Santa Fe area. Emily married Nathaniel A. Owings, one of the designers of Chicago's 1933 Century of Progress, and one of the founders of the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings ,and Merrill. These are her reminiscences of her young married life, and her family's move to Sa... View more info

GAME-LEGS. The Biography of a Horse With a Heart.

By: Bartlett, Arthur C.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: New York, Cupples & Leon Co.: (1928)

Seller ID: 000017186

Condition: Very good


Octavo, blue cloth covers, 292 pages. Glossy color frontis. by Harold C. Cue. Rear cover has a a little spotting. Dust jacket has light scuffing on the spine and a little wear at edges. Good + 020117A. A boy who has been disabled by infantile paralysis helps a crippled horse. View more info

CECIL BEATON: MEMOIRS OF THE 40's

By: Beaton, Cecil

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, McGraw Hill Book Co., (c. 1972),: 1972

Seller ID: 9899

ISBN: 007004225X

Condition: near Very Good


Pages 310, octavo, hardcover. Some light spotting on covers, else Very Good; dust jacket has light edge wear, still Very Good. 100403A ISBN: 0-07-004225-X View more info

RED GUARD. The Political Biography of Dai Hsiao-Ai.

By: Bennett, Gordon A. and Ronald N. Montaperto.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Gloucester, Mass., Peter Smith: 1980

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 000015573

ISBN: 084464101


Octavo, red cloth covers, 258 pages. Includes notes, index. Some underlining and notes in text. No dust jacket. 061508B View more info

MARIE D'AGOULT. The Rebel Countess

By: Bolster, Richard

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press, (c. 2000): 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11017

ISBN: 0300082460


New Haven, Yale University Press, (c. 2000), 2000. 1st Edition. Hardcover. first printing Pages 278,octavo, hardcover, first printing Includes black and white illustrations, bibliography, and index. Book and dust jacket are in Fine condition, F/F. 091105A ISBN: 0-300-08246-0 View more info

IN MEMORIAM, JAMES LAMBERT HIGH. Born October 6, 1844, Died October 3, 1898

By: Boutell, Henry S. et al.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Chicago Literary Club: 1899

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000018260

Condition: Very good


!6mo (approx. 4 3/8" wide by 6 34" tall) brown flexible leather covers with gilt titles and rules. Covers scuffed at edges. Includes frontis. photo portrait of High. 61 pages. Short biography of this legal scholor and lawyer. short penciled note on rear blank page by previous owner. View more info

SOLITARY STAR. A Biography of Sam Houston

By: Braider, Donald

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons. (c. 1974),: 1974

Seller ID: 9722


NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons. (c. 1974),, 1974. Hardcover. Pages 344,octavo ( approx. 6 1/4" x 9 3/16), hardcover. Includes notes, selected bibliography, index. Book is in Very Good condition; dust jacket has creasing, a closed tear, Fair. 090103A View more info

IN SEARCH OF SUSANNA

By: Bunkers, Suzanne L

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Iowa City, University of Iowa Press, (c. 1996),: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9904

ISBN: 0877455384

Condition: Fine


Pages xvi + 251, approx. 6 1/8' x 9 3/16", trade paperback, first printing. Foreword by Albert E. Stone. Includes black and white photo repros., genealogical information. Book is Fine condition 100403A ISBN: 0-87745-538-4 View more info

RUSSELL H. CONWELL AND HIS WORK. One Man's Interpretation of Life

By: Burr, Agnes Rush

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Co., (c. 1926),: 1926

Seller ID: 11725


Philadelphia, The John C. Winston Co., (c. 1926),, 1926. Hardcover. Pages 438,octavo, hardcover. With Doctor Conwell's Famous Lecture. Includes black and white photo repros. Blue cloth covers stamped in gilt. Fine condition. Temple University in Philadelphia was founded by Russell Conwell; the university's second president was Dr. Charles E. Beury. This is a presentation copy signed by Chas. E. Beury. 112706A View more info

SELECTED SCULPTURES BY CHENG BING.

By: Cheng Bing. Guan Jing Yu, chief Editor.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Art Blooming Publishing Co.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000015367

ISBN: 9622730210

Condition: Very good


Square softcover, 255 mm by 255 mm., 51 pages. Foreword by Pan He. Includes; Cheng Bing: A Brief Biography. Text, captions, and credits in Chinese and English. Many color photo reproductions of the sculptures of this Chinese artist educated at the Sichuan Art Institute. 021210A View more info

THE FIRST MASOCHIST. A Biography of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

By: Cleugh, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Stein and Day, (1967),: 1967

Edition: First U. S. edition

Seller ID: 11002

Condition: Near fine


Pages: 220, octavo. Includes bibliography, index. Book is in near Fine condition; dust jacket has slight soil on rear panel. else Very Good. 091704A View more info

SINGING LESSONS. A Memoir of Love, Loss, Hope and Healing

By: Collins, Judy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, The Easton Press: (1998)

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 12217

Condition: Fine


Pages xv [3] 346,octavo, hardcover, Signed first edition. Includes black and white photo repros. Full navy leather with gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt. Silk moire endpapers, bound-in ribbon marker. Attached but unused bookplate. Laid in is the certificate of authenticity, also signed by Collins, as well as the publisher's "A Note About." the book. Fine condition 052507A View more info

THE REAL FIGARO. The Extraordinary Career of Caron de Beaumarchais

By: Cox, Cynthia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann Inc., (1963),: 1963

Edition: First American Edition, 1st Printing

Seller ID: 11097

Condition: Very Good


Pages: x + 212, octavo. Includes black and white illustrations, bibliography, index. Book is in Very Good condition; dust jacket has light edge wear, rubbing, price-clipped, near Very Good. 110205A View more info

NICHOLAS II. The Interrupted Transition

By: d'Encausse, Helene Carrere

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Holmes & Meier, (c. 2000),: 2000

Seller ID: 10304

ISBN: 0841913978


NY, Holmes & Meier, (c. 2000),, 2000. Hardcover. History Book Club . Pages xiv + 321,octavo, hardcover, History Book Club . Translated from the French by George Holoch. Includes maps, appendices, bibliography, and index. Book and dust jacket are in Fine condition, F/F. Publicity sheet laid in. 031504A "This biography of Nicholas II includes a close, critical examination of his early years growing up in the imperial court, constantly in the shadow of his father, Alexander III. The author also provides background on the Romanov dynasty as a whole, which was well into its second century at t... View more info

THE SAINT OF THE DRAGON'S DALE. A Fantastic Tale

By: Davis, William Stearns

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Co.,: 1903

Edition: first American ed.

Seller ID: 000014667

Condition: Very Good


New York: The Macmillan Co.,, 1903. first American ed.. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo, 129 pages plus 4 page biography of the author, and one page ad listing the Macmillan Little Novels. Approx. 6 3/4 in. by 4 1/2 in. Green cloth cover stamped in red and black. Very Good condition. View more info

WILL ROGERS. A BIOGRAPHY

By: Day, Donald

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NewYork, David McKay Co.: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 12124

Condition: Fine


xiv + 370 pages, octavo. Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket has some wear at edges, Good plus. Signed by the author on front free endpaper. First Edition Circle card laid in. 041407A View more info

BIOGRAPHY OF A COLONIAL TOWN. Hamilton - Bermuda 1790-1897.

By: de Chantal Kennedy, Sister Jean.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Hamilton, Bermuda, The Bermuda Book Stores: no date (circa 1961)

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000017824

Condition: near Fine


With maps and drawings by the author. Additionally there are black and white photo reproductions and a color frontispiece of Henry Hamilton, Governor of Bermuda, 1788-1794. Introduction and acknowledgments are dated 1961. Octavo (approx. 5 3/4" wide by 8 3/8" tall) dark blue cloth covers with gilt titles. 400 pages. Includes appendices and index. Illustrated endpapers with town views. Some minor foxing on a couple of the plates. Former owner gift inscription on half-title page. Book is in near Fine condition. Dust jacket has light soil on rear panel, Very Good +. 021210A View more info