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Henry Miller: A Bibliography of Primary Sources (2 Vols.)
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Henry Miller: A Bibliography of Primary Sources (2 Vols.)

By Compiled and Edited by Roger Jackson & Wm. E. Ashley

Ann arbor, MI and ismo Beach, CA: Roger Jackson & Wm. E. Ashley, 1994. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. One of 805 copies of the 1st American trade edition, complete in 2 volumes. Both volumes tight and Near Fine in their wine-red cloth. And in clean, Near Fine acetate dustjackets. Thick octavos, Vol. II: Addenda, Corrections and Updates.

$100.00

Bibliografia de la Mujer Cubana
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Bibliografia de la Mujer Cubana

By Compiled by Tomas Fernandez et al.

Havana: Biblioteca Nacional Jose Marti, 1985. Original wraps. Very Good. A solid copy of the April 1985 1st edition of this attempt to bibliographically collect the writings of Cuban women.. Clean and VG in its pictorial wrappers, with light offsetting along the front panel's top-edge and light fading to the spine. Octavo, 210 pgs.

$100.00

Strawberry Hill, the Renowned Seat of Horace Walpole. Mr. George Robins Is Honoured by Having Been Selected by the Earl of Waldegrave, to Sell by Public Competition, the Valuable Contents of Strawberry Hill, and It May Fearlessly Be Proclaimed as the Most Distinguished Gem That Has Ever Adorned the Annals of Auctions. It Is Definitely Fixed for Monday, the 25th Day of April, 1842, and Twenty-Three Following Days (Sundays Excepted)
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Strawberry Hill, the Renowned Seat of Horace Walpole. Mr. George Robins Is Honoured by Having Been Selected by the Earl of Waldegrave, to Sell by Public Competition, the Valuable Contents of Strawberry Hill, and It May Fearlessly Be Proclaimed as the Most Distinguished Gem That Has Ever Adorned the Annals of Auctions. It Is Definitely Fixed for Monday, the 25th Day of April, 1842, and Twenty-Three Following Days (Sundays Excepted)

By Collected by Horace Walpole

London: George Robins, 1842. 1/4 leather. Very Good. The uncommon 1842 catalogue documenting the entire contents of Strawberry Hill, the renowned estate of Horace Walpole (1717-1797) in Twickenham, London. Auctioned off by George Robins in a remarkable 24 day offering which started on Monday April 25th, 1842 and (incredibly) ran for the next 23 days ("Sundays excepted"). The elegant catalogue has been re-backed in a period 1/4 calf over its original marbled boards. 5 raised bands, handsome title label (with crisp gilt-titling). The gilt-crest of "The Society of Writers to the Signet" at both panels. Very light rubbing --and just a touch of soiling-- along the panels, light offsetting at the corners of the endsheets and pastedowns. Small unidentified label at the top of the front pastedown as well. The text is very clean, with no foxing or markings to speak of. And the wood-engravings, which appear thruout in the "Prefatory Remarks", are in pristine condition. A well-preserved, solidly VG to VG+ example. Quarto, a painstaking mid-19th century itemizing of all that came onto the auction block in this historic 24 day marathon.

$500.00

Christie's 1766 to 1925
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Christie's 1766 to 1925

By H.C. Marillier

London: Constable & Company, 1926. Cloth. Very Good +. A very solid copy of the 1926 1st edition. Clean and VG+ to Near Fine in its deep-blue cloth, with gilt-medallion portrait of James Christie (1730-1803) on the front panel and bright gilt-titling along the spine. Mild darkening to the spine (as is customary for this title), otherwise clean as coulld be and, internally, immaculate, with no wiriting or markings of any kind. Thick quarto, top-edge gilt, deckled fore and bottom-edges. Crisp black-and-white illustrations thruout.

$100.00

The Willard House and Clock Museum and the Willard Family Clockmakers
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The Willard House and Clock Museum and the Willard Family Clockmakers

By Dr. Roger W. Robinson and Herschel B. Burt

Columbia, PA: National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc, 1996. Hardcover. Very Good +/Very Good +. The 1996 1st edition. Clean and VG+ in its navy-blue boards, with bumping at the upper tip. And in a bright, VG+ dustjacket, with similar bumping along its matching upper tip. Otherwise, very solid and, internally, clean as could be, with no writing or markings of any kind. Quarto, 262 pgs., including crisp black-and-white and color reproductions thruout.

$50.00

Practical Balance and Hair-Spring Work
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Practical Balance and Hair-Spring Work

By Walter J. Kleinlein

Waltham, MA: Walter J. Kleinlein, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good +. A solid copy of the 1925 1st edition. Tight and VG+ in its bevelled, wine-red boards. 16mo, all edges gilt.

$50.00

Practical Clock Escapements
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Practical Clock Escapements

By Laurie Penman

Derbyshire, England: Mayfield Books, 1998. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good +. A tight, well-preserved copy of the 1989 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine to Fine in a crisp, price-intact, VG+ dustjacket, with light soiling along the rear panel and just a touch along the spine. Octavo, generously illustrated thruout, with dozens and dozens of figures complementing the text.

$100.00

The Watchmaker's Handbook: Intended as a Workshop Companion for Those Engaged in Watchmaking and the Allied Mechanical Arts
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The Watchmaker's Handbook: Intended as a Workshop Companion for Those Engaged in Watchmaking and the Allied Mechanical Arts

By Claudius Saunier (Julien Tripplin and Edward Rigg)

London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1924. Cloth. Near Fine. A very solid copy of the 1924 seventh impression, with Appendix. Translated from the original French of the author Claudius Saunier --and considerably enlarged-- by Julien Trippin and Edward Rigg. Tight and Near Fine in its dark-green cloth, with bright gilt-titling at the spine and blindstamped titling --and insignia-- along the front panel. A touch of light foxing to the front free endpaper, otherwise clean as could be internally. Thick 12mo, includes "numerous woodcuts (36) and fourteen copperplates". And 14 fold-out maps at the rear, all of which are in very nice condition.

$100.00

Rules and Practice for Adjusting Watches
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Rules and Practice for Adjusting Watches

By Walter J. Kleinlein

Self-published, 1948. Hardcover. Near Fine. A handsome copy of this 1948 guide to adjusting watches. Solid and VG+ to Near Fine in its dark, bevelled leatherette, with lightly rubbed titling along the front panel. Internally, very clean, with no writing or markings of any kind. 16mo, all edges gilt.

$50.00

Wheels and Pinions and How to Determine Their Exact Size (With Nine Tables and One Plate)
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Wheels and Pinions and How to Determine Their Exact Size (With Nine Tables and One Plate)

By H. Shouffelberger

Chicago: Geo. K. Hazlitt & Co, 1896. Cloth. Very Good -. The 1896 1st American edition, translated from its original French "and edited with additions" by Theo. Gribi. Solid (given its age) and VG- in its purple cloth, with bright gilt-titling at the front panel. Light offsetting along the panel edges, detached front and rear endpapers, discreet former owner name (in pencil) appearing twice along the endsheets/pastedowns. Very light, inoffensive staining as well running along the lower-edges of the text. Fragile, to be sure, but at the same time an uncommon title in the literature of late 19th century horology.

$200.00

A Progressive Grammar of Common Tamil
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A Progressive Grammar of Common Tamil

By The Rev. A.H. Arden, M.A.

Madras, India: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1910. Cloth. Very Good. The uncommon 1910 1st edition of this grammar of Tamil, one of India's major languages. Solid and VG in its olive-green cloth, with bright gilt-titling along the spine. Light spotting to the panels, several small, tasteful former owner stamps and one inscription at the flyleaf (from "Trinity Hall, Cambridge"). Octavo, 195 pgs.

$150.00

The Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, With the Lives of the Holy Apostles and Evangelists
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The Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, With the Lives of the Holy Apostles and Evangelists

By Rev. John Fleetwood

Glasgow: James Lumsden & Son, 1850. Full leather. Very Good +. Theophilus Fragonard. The illumintated edition in its original incarnation. From the Publisher's Advertisement: "THE ILLUMINATED EDITION, now submitted to the Public, will be found to be one of the finest illustrated books that has yet appeared, and to far surpass any edition of Fleetwood ever published. The type chosen is a large, clear, legible type, technically called 'English' and the size of the book is Elongated Quarto. Each page is surrounded by an ILLUMINATED BORDER of the richest and most variegated description, interspersed with figures and picturesque decorations. Every chapter of the work is introduced by a VIGNETTE appropriate to the subject, and an Initial Letter, designed by THEOPHILUS FRAGONARD after the style of the Illuminated Manuscripts of the fifteenth century. The work is also Embellished with a series of LARGE ENGRAVINGS, executed by SLY & LINTON of London, from designs chiefly by the ancient Masters, in addition to the numerous other illustrations introduced in the letter-press, together with a highly finished Portrait of our Saviour, by D'Caisne, engraved by Watt". A lovely book, published c. 1850 (with an 1853 inscription at the front free endpaper to the former owner) and bound in a rich, full red leather, with wonderful, decorative gilt-bordering and design to the panels and fine gilt-tooling and titling along the spine. Just a touch of wear to the front outer hinge, light wear at the pastedowns and endpapers. Thick quarto, all edges gilt. Beautiful engraved illustrations and bordering thruout, and remarkable chapter openings by the great Fragonard. Appropriately sumptuous and exalted.

$300.00

Printed Ephemera: The Changing Uses of Type and Letterforms in English and American Printing
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Printed Ephemera: The Changing Uses of Type and Letterforms in English and American Printing

By John Lewis

W.S. Cowell: Ipswich, England, 1962. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A tight, very impressive copy of the 1962 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine to Fine in a crisp, price-clipped, Near Fine dustjacket, with just the slightest bit of light wear at the spine crown. Tall quarto, high-quality color reproductions thruout. Presents very well.

$100.00

Oriental Lowestoft--Chinese Export Porcelain--Porcelain de la Cie des Indes
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Oriental Lowestoft--Chinese Export Porcelain--Porcelain de la Cie des Indes

By J.A. Lloyd Hyde

Newport, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom: The Ceramic Book Company, 1954. Cloth. Very Good. WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR J.A. LLOYD HYDE on the front free endpaper. A solid copy to boot of the 1954 2nd edition. Tight and VG in its blue cloth, with bright gilt-titling along the front panel and spine. Light bumping and wear at the spine crown, otherwise very clean. Tall quarto, 3 color plates and 32 monochrome plates. "With Special Reference to the Trade with China and the Porcelain Decorated for the American Market"

$100.00

Mastery of Drawing
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Mastery of Drawing

By John Moranz

New York: Richard R. Smith Publisher, 1950. A crisp, very impressive copy of the 1950 1st edition. Tight and Near Fine to Fine in a bright, price-intact ("$10.00"), Near Fine dustjacket, with 2 very thin strips of tape along the front flap fold. Otherwise, near immaculate. Thick, tall quarto, hundreds and hundreds of high-quality sketches thruout plus 8 "nudes in color"

$100.00

Illustrators of Children's Books 1946-1956
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Illustrators of Children's Books 1946-1956

By Compiled by Bertha Mahony Miller et al.

Boston: The Horn Book, 1958. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A tight, well-preserved copy of the 1958 1st edition of the supplement to "Illustrators of Children's Books, 1744-1945". Clean and Near Fine in a crisp, Near Fine dustjacket, with just a touch of light soiling along the rear panel. Quarto, includes author bibliographies at the rear.

$50.00

Complete Course in Pick Pocketing
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Complete Course in Pick Pocketing

By Pierre Jacques

New York: Tannen's Magic Manuscript, Ltd, 1983. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. A crisp, tight copy of the 1983 1st American edition (translated from its original French by David Nurse). Solid and Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dustjacket. Octavo, chapters include "Principals of Pick Pocketing", "Inside Jacket Pockets", "Selecting the 'Victims'", "Renowned Pickpockets" etc.

$50.00

Syntaxe de L'Haitien
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Syntaxe de L'Haitien

By Claire Lefebvre et al, Eds

Ann Arbor, MI: Karoma Publishers, Inc, 1982. Original wraps. Very Good +. The 1982 1st edition. Solid and VG+ in its printed salmon wrappers, with very light abrading along the front panel's top-edge. Octavo, text exclusively in French.

$100.00

Dictionary of Jamaican English
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Dictionary of Jamaican English

By F.G. Cassidy & R.B. Le Page

Cambridge University Press, 1967. Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good +. A handsome copy of the 1967 1st edition. Tight and VG+ (former owner bookplate to the front pastedown) in a crisp, price-clipped, VG+ dustjacket, with very light wear along the spine-ends and at the front flap-fold. Thick octavo, 489 pgs.

$100.00

The Lubok: 17th-18th Century Russian Broadsides
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The Lubok: 17th-18th Century Russian Broadsides

By Yuri Ovsyannikov (English text by Arthur Shkarovsky-Raffe)

Moscow: Sovietsky Khudozhnik Publishing House, 1968. Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. A solid copy of the 1968 1st edition. Clean and Near Fine in a bright, VG dustjacket, with several small closed tears along the panel edges. Quarto, vivid color and crisp black-and-white illustrations thruout.

$50.00

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