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Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. Remembering St. Ives
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Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. Remembering St. Ives

By Dell, Marion and Whybrow, Marion

Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. Remembering St. Ives by Dell, Marion and Whybrow, Marion. Published by Tabb House, Padstow, Cornwall, 2004. First Edition. 194 pages including index; illustrated throughout. In collectible unread condition with the tiniest rub to front corners. A very scarce title. Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, two of the best-known female icons in twentieth century art and literature, spent every summer of their childhood with their family and visiting friends and relations at Talland House in St. Ives. Here, such wonderfully renowned artists as Patrick Heron, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, and Alfred Wallis join Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell and their Bloomsbury circle of artists and writers. Through their text and illustrations Marion Dell and Marion Whybrow provide valuable insight into Vanessa and Virginia, in chapters on life at Talland House, their remarkable parents, Leslie Stephen and Julia Duckworth Stephen and the development of their sisters themselves and their life work of writing and painting.

$69.80

The Awakening: A Fantasy
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The Awakening: A Fantasy

By Stella Benson

The Awakening: A Fantasy by Stella Benson. Published by Lantern Press, San Francisco, 1925. This is no. 89 of a limited edition of 500 copies printed by Edwin and Robert Grabhorn for The Lantern Press. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 16 pages including one full page illustration by Donald McKay. Black paper over spine with gilt-stamped spine title; red paper over board. Rough cut edges; wide margins with text in black and decorative large letters in red. A discreet light split along lower half of spine, fading to top of boards and very light corner rubbing; spine titles remain bright and binding is firm and square. Two pages adjacent to illustration are lightly offset, otherwise contents are pristine. A very nice copy. Stella Benson (1892-1933) was an English feminist writer who published during her relatively short life 7 novels, many short stories, 20 poems, a verse drama, 2 volumes of travel sketches, and a biography of Count Nicolas de Toulouse Lautrec de Savine.

$38.78

The Taming of the Shrew. With Decorations by Valenti Angelo
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The Taming of the Shrew. With Decorations by Valenti Angelo

By Shakespeare, William

The Taming of the Shrew. With Decorations by Valenti Angelo. Shakespeare, William. Published by Lewis Osborne, 1967. Limited edition, one of 375 copies printed on mould made paper by the Grabhorn Press with colored wood-cuts by Valenti Angelo. 75 deckled edged pages. Folio up to 15" tall; page size is that of the tallest extant copy of the First Folio. Beige cloth patterned boards with green and red ornaments and gilt spine titles. Title page printed in red and black with 6 full page illustrations. Text is that of the first Globe Edition. Designed by Sherwood Grover, set by Katharine Grover and printed by the Grabhorn - Hoyem Press, San Francisco. In beautiful collectible condition.

$139.61

Rilla of Ingleside
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Rilla of Ingleside

By Montgomery, Lucy Maude

Rilla of Ingleside by Montgomery, Lucy Maude. Published by McClelland and Stewart, Toronto 1922. Published one year after the first edition of 1921. 12mo up to 7½" tall. 370 pages. Blue cloth boards with pictorial pastedown by M.L. Kirk of a young woman in a white dress and a red sweater, sitting on the grass among trees holding a letter. Name and date of 1923 inked to free endpaper. Boards are faded and contents are darkened with an occasional yellowing mark. Overall in very good condition. "Rilla of Ingleside is one of the only contemporary fictional accounts of the experiences of women and young people at the Canadian home front during the First World War. It was begun within months of the war's end in November 1918 and the death of Montgomery's first cousin and closest friend, Frederica Campbell McFarlane, to whose memory the book is dedicated. Rilla of Ingleside is the eighth of nine books in the Anne of Green Gables series by Lucy Maud Montgomery, but was the sixth "Anne" novel in publication order. It was originally written as the final sequel to Anne of Green Gables."

$31.02

Mes Croisières dans la Mer de Behring, Nouvelles chasses et nouveaux voyages
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Mes Croisières dans la Mer de Behring, Nouvelles chasses et nouveaux voyages

By Niedieck, Paul,

Mes Croisières dans la Mer de Behring, Nouvelles chasses et nouveaux voyages, Niedieck, Paul, Paris, Plon-Nourrit & Cie, 1908. Translated to French from the original German by L. Roustan. 8vo up to 9½" tall. (6), ii, 296, (2) pages printed on coated paper. Quarter red leather over marbled boards; gilt titles to banded spine; marbled endpapers; gilt top edge. Frontis portrait with tissue guard; 132 photogravures including 32 full plates taken by the author and hunting companion Captain C.R.E. Radclyffe; 16"x 22" folded colour map of the Bering expedition inserted in red band attached to rear pastedown; Appendix titled: Synopsis of The Animals Collected By The Author During His Expedition: A. Mammals, by Professor Paul Matschie; B. Birds, by Professor Dr. Reichenow; C. Invertebrate Animals; Index. Light rubbing to board edges and light scratching to boards; binding is tight and square. Text block is bright and white with a very occasional and very light thumb or toning mark and otherwise fine. Front free blank pages have toning and rear free marbled endpaper is marked from a removed label. Tail of map has a 1inch square with blank front in place of blue ocean; light toning and tiny nicks along map's center fold. Overall this volume is in lovely and collectible condition. The first English edition of Mes croisières dans la Mer de Behring was published in 1909 by Rowland Ward as: "Cruises in The Bering Sea, Being Records Of Further Sport And Travel". Both editions were dedicated by Niedieck to President Theodore Roosevelt. Neiedkieck provides a detailed account with pictures and map of his 1906 trip from Japan to the east coast of Kamchatka and the Gulf of Anadyr across Bering Strait to Nome and southward to Unalaska, Kenai Peninsula and down the inside passage. Contents include descriptions of big game hunting, mining and fisheries of Alaska; flora, fauna, birds and animals and observations on the Northern Indigenous Chukchis, Aleuts and Tinglit peoples.

$201.66

Alaska, 1899, Copper River Exploring Expedition
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Alaska, 1899, Copper River Exploring Expedition

By Abercrombie, Captain W. R.

Alaska, 1899, Copper River Exploring Expedition, Abercrombie, Captain W. R., Washington, Government Printing Office, 1900. Senate Document No 306 56th Congress 1st Session. First Edition. 169 pages followed by 168 full halftone photo plates and attached folding map. Half leather over black boards, banded spine with gilt titles; all edges speckled light red; marbled green endpapers with reinforced red hinges. Boards have rubbing to leather with a crack to upper joint line. Map is clean, crisp and white with a small repairable tear to bottom panel outside left margin. Binding tight; contents in pristine condition and appear unread. In 1989, Capt. W. R. Abercrombie, Second United States Infantry was commanded to lead an expedition to "open up a military road to Copper Center, and from the last-named point by the most direct and practicable route to Eagle City. …. This expedition will cover as much territory as possible, and will collect and incorporate in the reports all information that may lie valuable to the development of the country explored regarding topographical features, available routes of travel, feasible routes for railroad construction, adaptability for agriculture and stock raising, mineral resources, timber, fuel, food products, and the stock best suited for food and transportation purposes; the number, location, and condition of the natives of the territory explored. Maps and photographs will accompany all reports ". General Orders, of the Army, Adjutant-General's Office, No. 51. J Washington, March -JO, 1899. War Department, Washington, March 17, 1899. The Alaska, 1899, Copper River Exploring Expedition Report was submitted to Congress by the Secretary of War, Elihu Root, January 22, 1900 and contains the original orders and special instructions given to Capt. W. R. Abercrombie. A detailed index to both Abercrombie's primary report and to the 12 sub-reports prepared by members of the expedition is included. The Report and Sub-reports provide practical considerations regarding mineral, timber, agricultural and water resources; logistics, location and construction of the Trans-Alaskan Military Road; medical concerns such as "The dreaded scourge of scurvy" and "Horrible deaths on the Valdez glacier" and, such diverse topics as "A thrilling experience with ice jams" and "The hospitality of Alaskan Indians". A remarkable document of several first-person reports and photographs around the time of the gold rush

$155.12

Charm
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Charm

By Wilson, Margery

Charm, Wilson, Margery. Published by Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, 1934. Enlarged edition. First printing. Signed by Margery Wilson free endpaper. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 137 pages; announcement of Wilson's upcoming courses and; several blank end pages intended for the 'reader's ideas and points she would like to cherish'. Green cloth boards with art deco blind stamped front, gilt titles and illustration and gilt spine titles. Quality stock paper, title and half-tile pages in green text; fore-edges trimmed. Horizontal tan block to half title and otherwise volume in fine condition. Unclipped art deco jacket has tiny closed tears to edges and light scratches to front. Housed in a glassine wrapper (yellowed) within a gold box which is worn but structurally sound. The Cultivation of Charm, Margery Wilson, Margery Wilson Institute 1148 Fifth Avenue, New York. 1933. Folded grey paper wrap over mimeographed typed pages, fastened with round metal clips (folded horizontally). 11"x 8.5". Contains 10 Chapters (approximately 10 pages each): Charm, Being Natural, Physical Charm, Men and Women, Conversation, Correspondence, Individuality, Poise, Harmony, Summary. Top of gray wrap has split part way and pages are lightly yellowed; otherwise clean without tears or folds. Margery Wilson (1896-1986) was an American actress in theatre and on the silent screen, a film director, producer, teacher, radio host, script writer and, the author of several books. As a silent-screen actress she appeared in 51 films, best known for her portrayal of the doomed Huguenot girl, Brown Eyes, in D. W. Griffith's film ''Intolerance". Charm was initially published in 1928 and grew out of a Los Angeles radio program, written and hosted by Wilson. Charm was revised and published several times as The Woman You Want to Be: Margery Wilson's Complete Book of Charm. Wilson wrote 7 additional inspirational guide books as well as a 1956 autobiography entitled: Found My Way. Source: Walker, Janet. "Margery Wilson." In Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall'Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2013.

$93.07

The Bewitched Gun: The Introduction of the Firearm in the Far East by the Portuguese
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The Bewitched Gun: The Introduction of the Firearm in the Far East by the Portuguese

By Rainer Daehnhardt

Espingarda Feiticeira: A Introducao Da Arma De Fogo Pelos Portugueses No Extremo-Oriente. The Bewitched Gun: The Introduction of the Firearm in the Far East by the Portuguese, Rainer Daehnhardt. Published by Texto Editora, 1994. English and Portuguese text. 4to up to 12" tall; 139 pages including chronology and bibliography. Beautifully illustrated in color and black and white with drawings and photographs. Maroon silk cloth boards with red stamped titles, time charts endpapers. Both unclipped dustjacket and volume in pristine condition. A very scarce volume. Rainer Daehnhardt is a well known Portuguese-German historian and collector. He has authored several books and articles on armory and the history of Portugal.

$217.17

Espingarda Feiticeira: A Introducao Da Arma De Fogo Pelos Portugueses No Extremo-Oriente
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Espingarda Feiticeira: A Introducao Da Arma De Fogo Pelos Portugueses No Extremo-Oriente

By Rainer Daehnhardt

Espingarda Feiticeira: A Introducao Da Arma De Fogo Pelos Portugueses No Extremo-Oriente. The Bewitched Gun: The Introduction of the Firearm in the Far East by the Portuguese, Rainer Daehnhardt. Published by Texto Editora, 1994. English and Portuguese text. 4to up to 12" tall; 139 pages including chronology and bibliography. Beautifully illustrated in color and black and white with drawings and photographs. Maroon silk cloth boards with red stamped titles, time charts endpapers. Both unclipped dustjacket and volume in pristine condition. A very scarce volume. Rainer Daehnhardt is a well known Portuguese-German historian and collector. He has authored several books and articles on armory and the history of Portugal.

$217.17

Codice Borgia + Comentarios al Codice Borgia I + II
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Codice Borgia + Comentarios al Codice Borgia I + II

By Seler, Eduard

Codice Borgia + Comentarios al Codice Borgia I + II. Seler, Eduard. Published by Fondo de Cultura Economica, Mexico City, 1980, 1988. Text in Spanish. Three Volumes: Codice with 76 colored plates; Commentary Volume I 263 pp; Commentary Volume II 280 pp. with Index; both commentaries have numerous in text black and white illustrations. Brown boards with black titles; decorative endpapers. Dust-jackets have light scuffing and otherwise fine. Contents of each volume are fine without markings, tears or folds. The Codice has a small crack to hinge front endpapers and a tiny split outside joint. Volume II has a top edge nick rear board and a very small stain top edge not affecting text block. A complete set in lovely condition. 'The Codex Borgia is one of the most beautiful and important of the few surviving pre-Columbian painted manuscripts. Eduard Georg Seler {1849 – 1922) was a prominent German anthropologist, ethnohistorian, linguist, epigrapher, academic and Americanist scholar, who made extensive contributions towards the study of pre-Columbian era cultures in the Americas. His page-by-page iconographic analysis of the Codex Borgia, continues to be an essential tool in the study of Mesoamerican manuscripts. Seler's interpretations of the Codex Borgia focused primarily on divination and astronomy. Subsequent scholars have shown that the Codex Borgia also records historical, ritual, mythological, and most recently, botanical information'.

$294.73

The Expiring Continent: A Narrative of Travel In Senegambia,
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The Expiring Continent: A Narrative of Travel In Senegambia,

By Mitchinson, Alexander, William

The Expiring Continent: A Narrative of Travel In Senegambia, With Observations On Native Character, The Present Condition And Future Prospects of Africa And Colonisation by Mitchinson, Alexander, William. Published by London: Wm. H. Allen And Co., 1881. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. pp. viii, 469. Tipped in folding map of Senegambia backed on linen and 16 full page black and white illustrations including frontis. Brown boards with stylized titles and elaborate illustrations in black and gilt to front and spine. Brown endpapers. Label on pastedown indicating volume donated to Saint George's Library, by Wm. H. Allen Eng. October 23rd, 1882. Library Rules to free endpaper and "donated by publishers" in brown script to versus. Contents in fine condition and binding is tight and square. Boards have rubbing to edges and corners; tiny closed tear head of spine; gilt and black remain bright. A lovely scarce volume. A narrative of the author's travels up the River Senegal from St. Louis and up the Gambia from Bathurst, covering a wide range of topics and providing details on native manners and customs, fauna, agriculture, the abolition of slavery, religion and missionaries. Sample contents are: Gambia tribes, English policy, Native wars and their results, Chief Maba, King Macadou, Colonisation, Misused rights, African slaves and masters, Fatatenda, Wooli people, Baraconda, A lion and dog fight, The Magic Flute, A Snake Temple. From the Author's Preface: "The aim of the Author of the following pages has been to describe some of the more interesting passages of a journey in a part of the world too little known… it is hoped that the information here given may be not only of interest to the general public but help to clear away the obscurity and misapprehension as to the negro race which have hitherto so greatly hindered the successful colonisation of Africa. The Author also hopes that this volume may be of some value to those engaged in establishing and developing African commerce and who have the welfare of their mother country as well as that of the African people at heart. "

$853.16

Matabele Land and the Victoria Falls
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Matabele Land and the Victoria Falls

By Oates, Frank; C. G. Oates

Matabele Land and the Victoria Falls; A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Interior of South Africa; from the Letters & Journals of the Late Frank Oates, Oates, Frank; C. G. Oates; Published by London, C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1881, First edition. Inscribed and dated (September 1881) by Editor. xliii + 383 + 32 pages of publisher's catalogue, frontispiece portrait; appendices, and Index. Includes six colored chromolithographic plates; thirty-eight in- text woodcuts by Pearson; ten natural history lithographs including 2 of birds by Keulemansand (all hand colored except one); four unnumbered folding engraved maps by Edward Weller. Appendices: I. Ethnology by George Rolleston; II. Ornithology by R. B. Sharpe; III. Herpetology by Albert Günther; 338, IV, Entomology by J. O. Westwood; V. Botany by R. Allen Rolfe; VI. List of Makalaka Words and Phrases from F. Oates's Note-Books. Olive green cloth boards with beveled edges; gilt titles and decorative gilt vignettes front, back and spine; black endpapers. Re-cased adding tissue hinges over original endpapers and a layer of new cloth under existing back strip which shows a 12cm loss of original material. Light rubbing to edges and light bubbling to front board. Small professional bookplate free endpaper "From the Lowther Collection". Binding is tight; plates are in fine condition. Pages are bright with occasional spotting mark and a few shadow areas where paper cut outs of African animals were laid in. Maps have some foxing marks and the rear map has 3 small closed tears outside of map's borders. A very nice copy of the scarce first edition. Frank Oates (1840-1875) was a British naturalist, explorer and uncle to Antarctic explorer Lawrence Oates. He was one of the first Europeans to see the Victoria Falls and died of malaria during this expedition. Frank's brother Charles Oates acted as the book's editor with the contents compiled from Frank's letters and journals written in Africa between March, 1873 and January, 1875. The authors and artists selected by Charles for the extensive appendix materials, were each well recognized and leading authorities. Shortly after publication in 1881, a fire at the publisher's destroyed the unsold copies of the first edition; the second edition was published in 1889

$1008.28

Takao Tanabe
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Takao Tanabe

By Thom, Ian; Nasgaard, Roald; Tousley, Nancy; Spalding, Jeffrey

Takao Tanabe, Thom, Ian; Nasgaard, Roald; Tousley, Nancy; Spalding, Jeffrey. Published by Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver, Canada. 2005. First Edition. Signed and inscribed by Takao Tanabe on title page. 172 pages. 9 3/8"w x 11 1/4"h. White boards with light green spine and front titles. orange endpapers. Two art gallery catalogues laid in: 1) The Changing Landscape April 3-29, 1986. Equinox Gallery, Vancouver: 11 x. 8 double sided glossy card with one painting; 2) Takao Tanabe Jan 27-Feb 17, 2007. Mira Godard Gallery, Toronto: 9 x 6 double sided accordion folding with 6 prints. Both volume and unclipped jacket in pristine condition. This volume accompanied a 2005 retrospective entitled Takao Tanabe organized by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Vancouver Art Gallery. "It is the first major publication on this important Canadian artist. This comprehensive study of Tanabe's life and work helps to mark his position as a leading painter of his generation and one of the most significant landscape painters in Canadian art". --Ian Thom, Senior Curator-Historical at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Thom provides a biographical essay while Tanabe's artistic development is examined in three essays by leading Canadian writers. Born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia in 1926, Takao Tanabe studied in Canada, Europe, the United States and Japan. Following a decade as head of the art program and artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre, he returned to British Columbia in 1980 where he lives and works. Tanabe's work is in numerous international public, corporate and private collections and he is the recipient of several honorary degrees and awards including Order of British Columbia, Order of Canada and the Governor General's Award.

$93.07

Detectives of Europe and America or Life in the Secret Service
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Detectives of Europe and America or Life in the Secret Service

By McWatters, George S.

Detectives of Europe and America or Life in the Secret Service: A Selection of Celebrated Cases in Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland, Egypt, and America. A Revelation of Struggles and Triumphs of the most Renowned Detectives on the Globe for the Past Twenty-Five Years. Profusely Illustrated. McWatters, George S. late member of the American Secret Service. Published by The J.B. Burr, Publishing Company, Hartford, 1883. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 848 pages including Author's Preface, Publishers Introduction, Biography of George S. McWatters (author) prepared by a 'well known' writer at the request of the Publisher (7-20 pages), List of 40 Illustrations including frontispiece of the author and, Table of Contents. Brick red cloth boards. Black and gilt titles front board with gilt illustration of watching eye over a gilt banner: "Wide Awake". Back board mirrors front with titles and illustration in black only. Spine titles, text and illustration in gilt; Justice is Blind illustration under which is written: "Vanishing the Guilty Protects the Innocent". Volume is in very collectible condition. Some fading to front board with loss of black ink; gilt remains bright. Very light rubbing to tail and head of spine with moderate rubbing to bottom corners. Contents have light toning and otherwise fine without marks, tears or folds. Pages are tight and binding firm. This is an historical account of the lives and careers of famous detectives and secret service members written by George S. McWatters (1812-1886) who was known in the New York journals as "the Literary Policeman." Contents include: A Gang Of Bold Robbers In France And Experiences Of The Parisian Detective Dumeylord; Twenty-One Years Of Illegal Imprisonment Suffered By A Beautiful Young Lady Of The Polish Nobility; The Skeleton; The Diamond Heist; Payne and the Counterfeiters; The Gambler's Wax Finger; A Sorcerer's Trick; How She Was Caught; William Roberts and his Forgeries; The Experiences of John Splinder the London Detective.

$155.12

The McClary Household Manual
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The McClary Household Manual

By The McClary Manufacturing Co

The McClary Household Manual, The McClary Manufacturing Co., London, Ontario, Canada, 1923. Heavy blue card covers with embossed titles and illustration within decorative blue and black borders. 92 pages including several full page glossy pictures in full color and black and white, diagrams, charts and index. Illustrative yellow borders to text. A vintage charm with chapter headings such as: A Housewife's Opportunity -The Perfect Kitchen with sections on household tips, choosing cuts of meat, setting of the table, laundry etc. The second half of the manual contains McClary Tested Household Recipes. Covers have light fading and edge wear with a light fold top corner. Contents are in fine condition without markings or tears.

$77.56

In the Heart of the Arctics
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In the Heart of the Arctics

By Senn, Nichols

In the Heart of the Arctics, Senn, Nichols. Published by W. B. Conkey & Co., Chicago, 1907. First American Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 336 pages. Frontispiece (Commander Peary on the Eric). 74 black and white illustrations depicting a wide canvass of Arctic life. Small handwritten card pasted to free endpaper: Mrs. M. Senn 532 Dearborn Ave. Aurelia Millhouser Senn was wife of Nichols Senn; the Dearborn address was their place of residence at time of printing. Book dealer pencil notes on free endpaper are likely contemporaneous and notes this is Senn's widow. Dark green boards with gilt titles spine and gilt titles and illustrations front; beveled edges; top edge gilt; green and white endpapers with small circular illustrations of arctic life. Boards are in near fine condition and gilt remains bright. Contents are fine without marks, tears or folds with one small crack to back hinge; all pages firmly secured. Dr Senn was a passenger on the supply ship Erik which accompanied the Roosevelt, Commander Peary's vessel to Etah, Greenland, summer of 1905. Senn covers a wide variety of topics of including: The Polar Region as a Summer Health Resort for Patients Afflicted with Pulmonary Tuberculosis; Short Life of Greenland's Flora; Arrival of the "Roosevelt" and, Commander Peary; The Smith Sound Eskimos; The Walrus. Nicholas Senn (1844 – 1908) was an American surgeon, instructor, medical researcher, author, and founder of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He served as the president of the American Medical Association in 1897–98 and as chief surgeon of the Sixth Army Corps in 1898, seeing service in Cuba during the Spanish–American War. When he died, the Milwaukee Sentinel stated that he was the "foremost surgeon of the world, the plumed knight of medicine and the American Socrates".

$155.12

New Zealand and its Aborigines
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New Zealand and its Aborigines

By William Brown

New Zealand and its Aborigines: Being an Account of the Aborigines, Trade and Resources of the Colony; and the advantages it Now Presents as a Field for Emigration and the Investment of Capital by William Brown. Published by Smith Elder and Co. London, 1845. First Edition. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. viii, 302 pages. Dark green cloth with blocked design, gilt spine titles. Light wear to boards with rubbing to edges and fraying head and tail of spine. Front hinge is cracked between pastedown and free endpaper; one gathering has loose top stich affecting a few pages which remain attached. Label likely removed from front pastedown with a few small pink numbers to rear pastedown. Pages wavy without any evidence of moisture damage, light foxing to title page; a few thumbmarks; otherwise contents clean without marks, tears or folds. William Brown (1809 -1898) was a 19th-century New Zealand politician, merchant and newspaper proprietor. Born in Scotland, he moved to New Zealand in 1840. In 1844 when his wife required medical treatment in Britain, Brown and his business partner bought a barque, the Bolina, to transport the Browns, and also to test the British market with a consignment of local exports. "When the Bolina sailed out of the Waitemata on 20 December 1844 the flag was raised at Government House to salute the enterprise of the firm responsible for the first direct export cargo to the homeland. On this journey, Brown completed New Zealand and its Aborigines extolling the prospects of the colony and the merits of the Maori people. Brown was an acute observer; his book is valued for its insights into classical Maori society". Reference: R. C. J. Stone. 'Brown, William', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 1990.

$310.24

Pitcairn: The Island, the People and the Pastor
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Pitcairn: The Island, the People and the Pastor

By Rev. Thomas Boyles Murray

Pitcairn: The Island, the People and the Pastor. To Which is Added a Short Notice of the Original Settlement and Present Condition of Norfolk Island. Revised and Brought up to Date, Rev. Thomas Boyles Murray. Published by Society For Promoting Christian Knowledge. London: R. Clay, Printer, Bread Street Hill. 12th Edition with Preface dated 1860; Sunday School Prize dated 1865 to front paste-down made out to *Georges Stoker dated 1865. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Pp., xvi,368. 17 plates plus frontis portrait of John Adams and including 1 folding plate with a facsimile of a handwritten signed prayer by John Adams. Blue boards with blind stamped decorative borders front and back and gilt design of the Bounty to front board and gilt titles and designs of **breadfruit to spine; yellow endpapers. Rubbing to boards and edges with fraying to head of spine; hinges cracked although all pages firmly attached. Contents are fine without markings, tears or folds. *Bookplate award from Rathfarnham Sunday School presented to: George Stoker of Orwell Terrace, December, 1865. George Stoker (1854-1920) was younger brother of Bram Stoker, author of Dracula. They both lived for a time at Orwell Park, County of Dublin Ireland. George Stoker became a well-known surgeon, garnered many awards in his lifetime and was the originator and pioneer of the use of Oxygen. **The Bounty's mission was to bring the breadfruit tree-a cheap and nutritious food source, from Tahiti to the West Indies to feed slaves on English sugar plantations. Thomas Boyles Murray's Pitcairn is a classic mid-19th century history of the colony founded in Pitcairn's Island by the mutineers of the "Bounty". Murray provides details of the mutiny and the fate of the surviving mutineers in particular that of Alexander Smith (alias John Adams) whose religious conversion laid the foundations of what was seen as a highly-reputed Christian community. Murray's book was very popular and frequently reprinted; it was recently included as a primary document IN THE PITCAIRN ISLANDS SUPREME COURT Trials No 1-55/2003 BETWEEN THE QUEEN AND 7 NAMED ACCUSED Hearing: 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 November 2003 6 February 2004.

$124.10

The New Hebrides And Christian Missions - With A Sketch Of The Labour Traffic, And Notes Of A Cruise Through The Group In The Mission Vessel,
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The New Hebrides And Christian Missions - With A Sketch Of The Labour Traffic, And Notes Of A Cruise Through The Group In The Mission Vessel,

By Robert Steel

The New Hebrides And Christian Missions - With A Sketch Of The Labour Traffic, And Notes Of A Cruise Through The Group In The Mission Vessel, Robert Steel. Published by James Nisbet & Company, London,1880. First Edition. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. i-xv preliminary pages including contents; 485 pages including: Chromolithograph frontis of Mission Station and vessel with tissue guard; Preface; Contemporary Map of New Hebrides; detailed Appendix including various tables; 2 unpaginated pages of publisher's ads. Dark green cloth boards with blind stamped block design front and back; gilt spine titles; yellow endpapers. Small separation to hinge at bottom of free endpaper and half title; tissue guard is yellowed; 3 corner folds, an occasional light foxing mark. Boards have light soiling and edge rubbing; corners bumped; tail of spine is frayed and there is a small tear to spine head. Overall in very good condition. Robert Steel (1827 – 1893) was a Presbyterian minister, literary contributor, editor and author of several publications on ethics and Christianity. In 1862, Steel moved from the United Kingdom to Sydney, Australia where he ministered at St. Stephens until his death. According to the Australian Dictionary of Biography, Steel "was a man of great personal culture and dignity, described as 'liberal without being latitudinarian and conservative without being narrow'. The annual review in his last sermon of each year became a notable feature of the cultural life of Sydney".

$124.10

Belle Starr \
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Belle Starr "The Bandit Queen"

By Rascoe, Burton

Belle Starr "The Bandit Queen", The True Story of the Romantic and Exciting Career of the Daring and Glamorous Lady Famed in Legend and Story Throughout the West, Rascoe, Burton, Deputy Sheriff of Pottawatomie county, Oklahoma. Published by Random House, New York, 1941. First Edition/Stated First printing. 340 pages including a chronology and necrology from 1837 to 1924, a glossary of Western terminology, an extensive annotated bibliography plus index. Frontispiece of Belle Starr and 12 additional black and white illustrations and photographs. Gray cloth boards with red titles front and gilt titles blocked in red to spine, top edge stained red. Light soiling to endpapers and outside edges; text block fine without markings, tears, folds and pages remain bright. Light spine lean; binding and boards otherwise fine. Unclipped jacket has chips and tears and back flap is partially separated at hinge line. Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr (1848 – 1889), was a notorious American outlaw a "Female Jesse James" who associated with the James–Younger Gang among other outlaws. She was convicted of horse theft in 1883 and fatally shot in 1889 in a case that is still officially unsolved. Author Burton Rascoe was a highly regarded journalist, editor, critic and author of several non-fiction books. By the age of 30, Rascoe was literary editor of the New York Tribune and was regarded in the Yale Review as one of the three most important literary critics in America between 1892-1957. Rascoe was also a deputy sheriff of Pottawatomie County, near Shawnee, Oklahoma, which gave additional authority to his very popular book on Belle Starr. The 1941 Fox movie "Belle Starr" starring Randolph Scott, and Gene Tierney was based on his book.

$69.80

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