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image of The American Chap-Book [comprising: Eighteenth-Century Chap-Books and Broadsides; Directness and Simplicity; The Use of Borders and Ornaments; Appropriateness; The Abuse of Custom; The Value of Little Things; Cover Designs; Business Cards; Use of Brass Rule; Advertising Display; Booklets; Title Pages] [Offered with] Will Bradley : His Chap Book

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Jersey City [N.J.]: American Type Founders Company [through 1905], 1904. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine+. Complete run of 12 issues (two volumes of six numbers), each devoted to a different aspect of American book design, all profusely illustrated and one (Cover Designs) signed. Issued monthly from September, 1904, through August, 1905. Offered with the thirtieth chap book in… Read more
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image of [Turtle] [Wunderkammer]  Brief van Pieter Boddaert . . . aan den zeer weledelen gestrengen heere W. Roëll . . . behelzende eene naauwkeurige beschrijving, en naar het leven vervaardigde afbeelding, van de kraakbeenige schildpad . . . Johannes Albertus Schlosser [III. P Boddaert over de kraakbeenige schildpad / Petrus Boddaert de Testudine cartilaginea]

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Te Amsterdam: by Kornelis van Tongerlo, 1770. Stiff Wrappers. Fine. First and only edition of Boddaert's description of the freshwater Southeast Asian soft-shell turtle (Testudine cartilaginea) from the Schlosser natural history cabinet, the first monograph on (and first illustration of) this species. Demy 4to (283 x 221mm): [4],39,[1]pp, printed on heavy paper in Dutch and Latin on facing… Read more
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image of [Frog] [Wunderkammer] Brief van Pieter Boddaert . . . aan den zeer weledelen hooggeleerden heere Johannes Oosterdyk Schacht .. . behelzende eene naauwkeurige beschrijving, en naar het leven vervaardigde afbeelding, van den twee-koleurigen kikvorsch . . . Johannes Albertus Schlosser [IV. Pieter Boddaert over den twee-koleurigen kikvorsch / Petrus Boddaert de rana bicolore]

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Te Amsterdam: By M. Magérus, Boekverkooper, 1772. Stiff Wrappers. Fine. First and only edition of Boddaert's description of the nocturnal giant leaf frog (a native of the Amazonian rain forest that produces a poison traditionally used as medicine) from the Schlosser natural history cabinet, the first monograph on (and first illustrations of) this species. Demy 4to (283 x… Read more
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image of The history of the life and adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell, a gentleman, who tho' deaf and dumb, writes down any stranger's name at first sight: with their future contingencies of fortune. Now Living In Exeter-Court over-against the Savoy in the Strand

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London: printed for E. Curll: and sold by W. Mears and T. Jauncy without Temple Bar, W. Meadows in Cornhill, A. Bettesworth in Pater-Noster-Row, W. Lewis in Covent Garden, and W. Graves in St. James's Street, 1720. Paneled Calf. Fine. First Edition of this purported autobiography of the notorous London fraud, a deaf and mute fortune teller, once… Read more
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[Moby Dick] The White Whale

by LEE, Henry (1826/7-1888)

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Published
1878
Condition
Near Fine+
Edition
First Edition
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£119.63

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London: R. K. Burt & Co, 1878. First Edition. Wrappers. Near Fine+. Sole edition of this detailed survey of sightings of the white Beluga whale, beginning in the 1860s. Demy 8vo (215 x 139mm): 16 pp. Original pale yellow wrappers printed in black. Blind bookseller's stamp to lower cover (Willing & Co., 366 Gray's Inn Road), which is… Read more
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image of The Sleeping Beauty. Told by C. S. Evans and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

The Sleeping Beauty. Told by C. S. Evans and Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

by EVANS, C. S. (Charles Seddon, 1883-1944); Arthur Rackham (Illustrates)

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Published
1920
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Fine-
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First Impression
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£409.63

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London / Philadelphia: William Heinemann / Lippincott, 1920. First Impression. Pictorial Boards. Fine-/Near Fine+. First Trade Edition (with "Heinemann" at bottom of both spine and jacket's spine panel). Royal 8vo (249 x 180mm): 110pp, with full-page color plate ("Briar Rose") mounted on leaf with black pictorial border facing p. 9, four double-page silhouette drawings printed in… Read more
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image of [Photobook]The expression of the emotions in man and animals

[Photobook]The expression of the emotions in man and animals

by DARWIN, Charles (1809-1882)

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Published
1873
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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£532.88

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London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1873. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. Third Issue (tenth thousand) of this "important member of the evolutionary set" (Freeman) and one of the first mass-market books to contain photographs. Crown 8vo (118 x 189mm): vi,374,4(integral ads dated Nov. 1872),32(advertisement insert dated May, 1882)pp, with 7 heliotype plates (none folding) numbered with Roman numerals,… Read more
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[Bloomsbury] Alexandria : A History and a Guide

by FORSTER, E. M. (Edward Morgan, 1879-1970)

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Published
1922
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Near Fine+
Edition
First Edition
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£989.63

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Alexandria: Whitehead Morris Limited, 1922. First Edition. Paper-Covered Boards. Near Fine+. Scarce First Printing of Forster's earliest work of nonfiction, painting an incomparable portrait of the great city and including the first translation of a poem by C. P. Cavafy, "The God Abandons Antony." Crown 8vo (184 x 119mm): [6],x,227,[1]pp, with 3 folding maps (one in color, in… Read more
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image of [Architecture] The dwellings of the labouring classes, their arrangement and construction, illustrated by a reference to the model houses of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes and other buildings recently erected, being an essay read January 21 1850 at the Royal Institute of British Architects. With plans and elevations of dwellings adapted to towns, as well as to the agricultural and manufacturing districts

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London: The Society for Improving the Condition of the laboring Classes, at No. 21, Exeter Hall, Strand, 1850. Half-Calf. Fine. First Edition of Roberts's "most important" publication, advocating philanthropic housing for the working classes. (ODNB) Royal 8vo (257 x 167mm): [8],34pp,35-47,[2]ff,2pp, with 12 unnumbered lithographic plates printed on one side only and illustrations in the text depicting floor… Read more
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image of [Fox Hunting] [Sports and Pastimes] A panorama of the progress of human life : fashionably displayed, illustrating

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London: published by S. and J. Fuller, 34 Rathbone Place / privately printed [by Waterlow & Sons Limited] by the Author of "Hunting Hawking Shooting, 1930. First Edition thus. Card Covers. Fine. First Paperback Edition of Alken's most detailed work, the forerunner of Nimrod's The Life of a Sportsman. Oblong folio (348 x 445mm): 10pp, including title-page vignette,… Read more
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image of [Origami] [Juvenile] [Geometry] Art de fabriquer toutes sortes d'ouvrages en papier, pour l'instruction et l'amusement des jeunes gens des deux sexes

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Paris: Audot, Editeur, rue des maçons-sorbonne, no. 11, 1828. Wrappers. Fine. A charming juvenile, with directions, patterns, and finished views for the construction of paper and cardboard toys-a sentry box, a thatched cottage, furniture, a bridge, a windmill, a medieval tower, and more-intended to teach elementary geometric concepts. 12mo (146 x 89mm). vii,[1],9-106,12[advertisements]pp, with hand-colored frontispiece and 21… Read more
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image of [Movable Book] [Novelty Book] [Paper Engineering] Wat er alzoo in de wereld te zien is. een aardig boek voor kinderen, met bijschriften

[Movable Book] [Novelty Book] [Paper Engineering] Wat er alzoo in de wereld te zien is. een aardig boek voor kinderen, met bijschriften

by ANDRIESSEN, P. J. (Pieter Jacob, 1815-1877)

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Published
1874
Condition
Fine
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£989.63

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Amsterdam: G. Theod. Bom, 1874. Pictorial Wrappers. Fine. Crown 8vo (180 x 128mm): [8]pp, with six color lithographs (printed by Emrik & Binger, Haarlem), each with flaps that, when flipped, reveal a completely different image (a ship at sea becomes Bedouins in the desert, a volcano erupts into walruses in the Arctic, Native Americans transform into explorers in… Read more
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image of [Baseball] The American game of base ball, how it is played; a manual [Chadwick's Baseball Manual]

[Baseball] The American game of base ball, how it is played; a manual [Chadwick's Baseball Manual]

by CHADWICK, Henry (1824-1908)

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Published
1888
Condition
Near Fine+
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£1,207.13

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Philadelphia: [Theodore Holland], 1888. Pictorial Wrappers. Near Fine+. First edition of this manual, including playing instructions, rules interpretations, and history. (Cover title: Chadwick's baseball manual). Foolscap 8vo (160 x 113mm): 64pp. Original publisher's pictorial wrappers with wraparound color image of a player attempting to steal second base as the catcher attempts to throw him out. Near Fine or… Read more
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A Treatise on Pocket Knives

by CHENEY, Wm. M. (William Murray, 1907-2002)

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Published
1964
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Printing
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£170.38

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Los Angeles: [Printed at the Press in the Gatehouse], 1964. First Printing. Stiff Wrappers. Fine. First Edition of this paean to the pocket knife, enumerating its benefits, shortcomings, and types (including the curved bistoury blade used by surgeons and the seventeenth-century typesetter's coping blade). Foolscap 8vo (101 x 67mm): 36pp, with three full-page plates, decorative initials, and three… Read more
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image of [American Revolution] Plans and Sections of the Obelisk on Bunker's Hill, with the Details of Experiments Made in Quarrying the Granite Stone; [offered with:] A Panoramic View from Bunker Hill Monument

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Boston: [printed by Samuel N. Dickinson, Washington Street] / Published by Luther Stevens, 186 Washington Street, 1861. Two works documenting the first public obelisk in the United States and the technology developed to create it. First (and only) Edition of the Willard, quite scarce. Royal 8vo (340 x 253 mm): [5],6-31,[1]pp, with 14 inserted leaves (including frontispiece) of plates… Read more
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image of [Hand-Colored] Utopia Found: being An Apology for Irish Absentees. Addressed to a Friend in Connaught By an absentee, residing in Bath [Association Copy]

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Bath: Printed by Gye and Son, Market-Place, 1813. Paper-Covered Boards. Fine. First (and only) Edition of this satirical account, signed on title page by the author's second wife, Mary. Crown 8vo (189 x 104 mm): [2],125,[1]pp, with hand-colored folding frontispiece, one further folding plate (of bourgeois British couple), and woodcut of the dance of death. Recent period-style drab… Read more
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image of An essay on cottage allotment, or field garden cultivation

An essay on cottage allotment, or field garden cultivation

by NOWELL, John (1794-1869)

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Published
1844
Condition
Fine
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£170.38

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Huddersfield: Printed and sold by T. Kemp, 1844. Wrappers. Fine. First Separate Printing (second edition overall) of Nowell's appeal to his fellow mill-owners and manufacturers. With an Appendix, "Example Schedules from the Eastbourne Self-Supporting Schools." Foolscap 8vo (172 x 105mm): 24pp. Handsomely preserved in recent stitched marbled wrappers, printed paper label to upper cover. An excellent example and… Read more
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In Search of England [Penguin No. 1431]

by MORTON, H. V. [Henry Canova Vollam, 1892.1979]

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Published
1960
Edition
First Printing
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Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin Books in Association with Methuen, 1960. First Printing. First Paperbound Edition of the title that launched Morton's In Search of . . . series. Foolscap 8vo (179 x 107mm): 252pp. Publisher's card covers printed in blue and black. Tightly bound and clean throughout, very faint edge-wear, lightly toned, neat gift inscription to verso of half-title, but… Read more
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image of [Photobook] Transformation: or, The Romance of Mount Beni [The Marble Faun]

[Photobook] Transformation: or, The Romance of Mount Beni [The Marble Faun]

by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel (1804-1864)

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Published
1860
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition thus
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Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1860. First Edition thus. Vellum. Fine. First Tauchnitz Edition (Todd & Bowden's fourth setting, impression Db), "copyright edition" on title page, of Hawthorne's Italian romance cum travel guide. Two volumes in one, thick foolscap 8vo (155 x 107mm): xii,292; vi,280,[2]pp, with 24 mounted period photographs of Roman monuments, statuary, buildings, and street scenes. Contemporary vellum,… Read more
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image of [Western Americana] The Spurs; [offered with] The Espuela Land and Cattle Company : a study of a foreign-owned ranch in Texas

[Western Americana] The Spurs; [offered with] The Espuela Land and Cattle Company : a study of a foreign-owned ranch in Texas

by ELLIOT, W. J.; William Curry Holden

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Published
1970
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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£387.88

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Spur, Texas / Austin: The Texas Spur [from 1938] / Texas State Historical Association, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Only printing of this western Americana, "now quite difficult to come by." (Adams) Crown 8vo (176 x 125mm): [16],274pp, with portrait frontispiece from photograph on coated turquoise stock, three further plates, map, and vignettes in text. Publisher's lime-green cloth,… Read more
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