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THE GOLDEN BOUGH. A STUDY IN MAGIC AND RELIGION

THE GOLDEN BOUGH. A STUDY IN MAGIC AND RELIGION

by FRAZER, Sir James George

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1970. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. James Lewicki. Two large quarto (7-3/4" x 11-1/4") volumes bound in black and gold buckram; 478 and 494 pages. Introduction by Stanley Edgar Hyman. Illustrated by James Lewicki with 24 full- color paintings in mixed media, including 8 double spreads, plus 26 partial-page line drawings. Copy #887 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.
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$156.30
SOUTH CAROLINA BIRD LIFE

SOUTH CAROLINA BIRD LIFE

by SPRUNT, Alexander Jr. & CHAMBERLAIN, E. Burnham

Columbia: University of South Carolina, (1970). cloth. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper with sunned spine. The Revised Edition with a 69-page supplement by E. Milby Burton. Quarto (6-3/4" x 9-3/4"). xx, [ii], 655 pages. This comprehensive survey is illustrated with many color plates of original paintings by Francis Lee Jaques, Roger Tory Peterson, Edward von S. Dingle, and John Henry Dick, as well as numerous black-and-white photographs.
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$50.00
AH, WILDERNESS!

AH, WILDERNESS!

by O'NEILL, Eugene

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1972. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Fine in a lightly soiled slipcase. Shannon Stirnweiss. Quarto (8" x 11") bound in blue linen with decorated paper sides; 186 pages. Copy #39 of 1500 numbered copies designed by Adrian Wilson and illustrated with four double-page and four full-page oil paintings by Shannon Stirnweiss. SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.
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$43.80
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE OR, MEDITATIONS ON TRANSCENDENTAL GASTRONOMY

THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE OR, MEDITATIONS ON TRANSCENDENTAL GASTRONOMY

by BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Contents are Fine but nearly all of the leather is lacking from the spine. Hence Fair in a Very Good slipcase with a darkened backstrip. Sylvain Sauvage. Royal octavo (7" x 10-1/2") bound in pictorial boards backed with first-quality English pigskin leather. Newly translated and annotated by M. F. K. Fisher with a preface by her as well. Charming color illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Copy #834 of 1500 issued unsigned as... Read more
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$62.50
Cathedral Cities of Italy

Cathedral Cities of Italy

by Collins, W.W

New York, NY: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1913. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Size is 8vo. 56 COLOR Plates by Author. (full book description) Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, NY, 1913. 1st Ed. (U.S.) Later Printing, VG/Good, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size is 8vo, 395pp(Index). 56 COLOR Plates by Author. Minor DJ chipping head/foot of spine, at fore-edge corners, o.w. clean & tight. COLOR Plates BEAUTIFULL!! Top edge gilt. [Color Plates; Italy; Cathedrals] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE... Read more
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$59.50
THE ART OF WALT DISNEY FROM MICKEY MOUSE TO THE MAGIC KINGDOMS

THE ART OF WALT DISNEY FROM MICKEY MOUSE TO THE MAGIC KINGDOMS

by FINCH, Christopher

New York: Harry N. Abrams, (1973). First Edition. Hardcover. Crease in rear acetate dustwrapper flap with a small section missing at the top of the rear cover. Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Heavy folio (10-1/2" x 13-1/2") bound in white cloth with wooden cutouts on the cover and protective acetate lettered dustwrapper; 458 pages. Profusely illustrated, 351 plates in color. Based on hundreds of interviews with Disney staff members past and present, this story of Walt Disney and his... Read more
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$156.30
THE GOLDEN BOUGH. A STUDY IN MAGIC AND RELIGION

THE GOLDEN BOUGH. A STUDY IN MAGIC AND RELIGION

by FRAZER, Sir James George

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1970. Hardcover. About Fine in glassines and an intact slipcase that is badly pitted on the backstrip not affecting its structural integrity or of course the books themselves. James Lewicki. Two large quarto (7-3/4" x 11-1/4") volumes bound in black and gold buckram; 478 and 494 pages. Introduction by Stanley Edgar Hyman. Illustrated by James Lewicki with 24 full- color paintings in mixed media, including 8 double spreads, plus 26 partial-page line drawings.... Read more
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$93.80
JORROCK'S JAUNTS AND JOLLITIES; BEING THE HUNTING, SHOOTING, RACING,  DRIVING, SAILING, EATING, ECCENTRIC AND EXTRAVAGANT EXPLOITS OF THAT  RENOWNED SPORTING CITIZEN, MR. JOHN JORROCKS [16 COLOR PLATES]

JORROCK'S JAUNTS AND JOLLITIES; BEING THE HUNTING, SHOOTING, RACING, DRIVING, SAILING, EATING, ECCENTRIC AND EXTRAVAGANT EXPLOITS OF THAT RENOWNED SPORTING CITIZEN, MR. JOHN JORROCKS [16 COLOR PLATES]

by [Surtees, Robert Smith]

London: George Routledge and Sons. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1869. Hardcover. hand colored plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; viii, 291, [1] pages; Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities; being the Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of that renowned Sporting Citizen, Mr. John Jorrocks . All 16 brightly hand colored full page plates, engraved and etched by Henry Aiken, present and VF with light marginal toning. Lt brown calf leather over... Read more
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$195.95
Die Geschichte der Kinder im Walde Mit Vielen bunten Bildern geziert

Die Geschichte der Kinder im Walde Mit Vielen bunten Bildern geziert

by (Peters, Gustav Sigismund)

Harrisburg, Pa: Gedruckt und zu haben bey G. S. Peters, 1830. 140 x 90 mm. (5.5 x 3.5 inches). 18 leaves, printed on one side only. Eight full-color illustrations. Original orange paper printed wrappers. Light edge wear with a slight crease down the front. The words "Sept 1940" and "Mrs. Balsbaugh" written in ink on margins of front cover. Pennsylvania Dutch printer Gustav Sigismund Peters (1793-1847) is considered the first color printer in America, bringing his technique from... Read more
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$400.00
Encyclopedia Of Painting. Painters and Painting of the World from Prehistoric Times o the Present Day

Encyclopedia Of Painting. Painters and Painting of the World from Prehistoric Times o the Present Day

by Bernard S. Meyers (editor)

New York: Crown Publishers, 1955. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine. FIRST PRINTING OF First Edition. The book is in FINE condition with no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, clean, no foxing, tight binding. The dust jacket has edge wear and rubbing, some loss at corners and spine ends. The book has 511 + 1 pages, very many color illustrations of paintings. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK BEING OFFERED.
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$10.00
Atlas of the Heavens; showing the Places of the Principal Stars, Clusters and Nebulae; Designed to Accompany the Uranography; or A Description of the Heavens

Atlas of the Heavens; showing the Places of the Principal Stars, Clusters and Nebulae; Designed to Accompany the Uranography; or A Description of the Heavens

by Kendall, E. Otis

Philadelphia: Butler & Williams, 1845. 4to. 250 x 215 mm. (9 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches). Title and imprint appear on the front board. 18 double-page maps of the sky, 12 of which are colored by stencil. Original printed boards, black cloth spine; wear to edges boards and spine a little frayed, but otherwise a fresh, clean copy of the plates. Although listed separately in OCLC and most university libraries collection catalogues, Kendall's Atlas was printed to accompany his text titled, Uranography... Read more
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$350.00
The Alps And Alpinism

The Alps And Alpinism

by Lukan, Karl

New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., 1968. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. The book is in fine condition with no previous owner marks or writing on any pages, clean, no foxing, solid binding. The dust jacket is in nice condition with minor rubbing tips corners, tiny loss tips two corners, clean. The book measures 283mm tall x 285mm, and has 200 pages, 283 b/w & 12 color photos (tipped in) & several illustrations. PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL BOOK... Read more
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$35.00
HILLINGDON HALL OR THE COCKNEY SQUIRE. A TALE OF COUNTRY LIFE. [COLOR  PLATES]

HILLINGDON HALL OR THE COCKNEY SQUIRE. A TALE OF COUNTRY LIFE. [COLOR PLATES]

by (Surtees, Robert. )

London: John C. Nimmo. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1899. Hardcover. color; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Contemp 3/4 scarlet morocco leatehr & marbled bds, spine gilt, T. E. G; joints rubbed, extremities scuffed. With 12 color plates. Internally clean and bright with. Plates collated and in VG condition. Owner's bookplate and ownership signatures on fep.. .
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$102.85
Le Touriste en chemin de fer. Ligne de Paris a Versailles. Trains de Plaisir.

Le Touriste en chemin de fer. Ligne de Paris a Versailles. Trains de Plaisir.

Oblong (15 x 23 cm). Title-page, and 22 hand-coloured lithographed plates (including a frontispiece and a map). Publisher's blind-stamped green cloth with title ("Voyage de Paris a Versaille") in gilt on the front board. In very good condition, with the plates foxed and the binding gently rubbed.⁣⁣A lovely colour plate book with views of historic sites along the line Paris-Versaille, built in the 1840's.⁣⁣The plates include views of Courbevoie, Suresnes, St. Cloud, Sèvres, Ville d'Avray, and... Read more
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€450.00
REPORT ON THE BIRDS OF PENNSYLVANIA. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE FOOD-HABITS, BASEDON OVER FOUR THOUSAND STOMACH EXAMINATIONS

REPORT ON THE BIRDS OF PENNSYLVANIA. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE FOOD-HABITS, BASEDON OVER FOUR THOUSAND STOMACH EXAMINATIONS

by WARREN, B. H

Harrisburg, PA: E. K. Meyers, 1890. Second Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Large octavo (6" x 9-1/4") in original marbled boards with a new black leather spine and corners. Illustrated with 98 (of 99) color plates and one B&W plate. Plate #24 of the Kingfisher is lacking. The preferred edition because of the additional color plates after Audubon not in the First Edition.
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$312.50
The National Sports of Great Britain. Fifty engravings with descriptions.

The National Sports of Great Britain. Fifty engravings with descriptions.

by Alken, Henry

Henry Alken. The National Sports of Great Britain. Fifty engravings with descriptions. London, printed for Thomas M'Lean, by Howlett and Brimmer, 1825. 26 x 18 cm. vi, [102] pp. and 50 fine hand-coloured etched plates with tissue guards. Contemporary gold-tooled straight-grained red morocco, gilt edges, kept in a half cloth clamshell box.
Appears to be recased, the binding rubbed and slightly damaged, the corners bumped. A few plates with some smudges, plate 6 with a closed tear, the box damaged on the... Read more
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€2,250.00
NESTS AND EGGS OF BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES

NESTS AND EGGS OF BIRDS OF THE UNITED STATES

by GENTRY, Thomas

Philadelphia: J. A. Wagenseller, 1882. First Edition. Hardcover. Rear cover split and loose but holding; plates vary from clean to lightly foxed. Very Good. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-1/2") bound in publisher's decorated cloth, lacking the spine which is here covered with binder's tape. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the author, a detailed chromolithographic title page, and 54 gorgeous chromolithographs of birds and their nests with eggs, all protected with a tissue guard.... Read more
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$1,562.50
Scenes From The Snow-Fields: Being Illustrations Of The Upper Ice-World Of Mont Blanc, From Sketches Made On The Spot In The Years 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858; With Historical And Descriptive Remarks, And A Comparison Of The Chamonix And St. Gervais Routes

Scenes From The Snow-Fields: Being Illustrations Of The Upper Ice-World Of Mont Blanc, From Sketches Made On The Spot In The Years 1855, 1856, 1857, 1858; With Historical And Descriptive Remarks, And A Comparison Of The Chamonix And St. Gervais Routes

by Coleman, Edmund T

Bern: Kümmerly & Frey, 1985. Reprint . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Coleman, Edmund T. . 1985 deluxe facsimile reprint. Excellent reprint of one of the scarcest books in the literature of mountaineering. This reprint has the publisher's introduction in german but all of the original text from the Coleman original is in English. Edition limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the editor of this edition, Gherardo Priuli. Original maroon imitation leather clamshell slipcase with gilt lettering... Read more
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$400.00
THE GOLDEN COCKEREL

THE GOLDEN COCKEREL

by PUSHKIN, Alexander

New York: Heritage Press, [1950]. Hardcover. Fine in glassine and a Very Good slipcase. Edmund Dulac. Small folio in decorated boards. Illustrated with color plates by Edmund Dulac
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$31.30
NOSTROMO. A TALE OF THE SEABOARD

NOSTROMO. A TALE OF THE SEABOARD

by CONRAD, Joseph

San Francisco: Limited Editions Club, 1961. Hardcover. Mild sunning to the spine. About Fine in a Very Good silver-paper slipcase. Lima de Freitas. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-1/8") bound in sea-green rough linen cloth stamped in aluminum foil on the front cover and backed with genuine brown marine burlap with a turquoise linen label also stamped in aluminum; 408 pages. Designed by Adrian Wilson with the text printed on Basingwerk Parchment imported from the Abbey Mills in North Wales. Introduction... Read more
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$156.30
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE OR, MEDITATIONS ON TRANSCENDENTAL GASTRONOMY

THE PHYSIOLOGY OF TASTE OR, MEDITATIONS ON TRANSCENDENTAL GASTRONOMY

by BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Spine with a few small rubbed spots. About Near Fine in a Very Good slipcase with a darkened backstrip. Sylvain Sauvage. Royal octavo (7" x 10-1/2") bound in pictorial boards backed with first-quality English pigskin leather. Newly translated and annotated by M. F. K. Fisher with a preface by her as well. Charming color illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Copy #1076 of 1500 issued unsigned as Sauvage died before the edition was... Read more
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$250.00
REPORT ON THE BIRDS OF PENNSYLVANIA. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE FOOD-HABITS, BASEDON OVER FOUR THOUSAND STOMACH EXAMINATIONS

REPORT ON THE BIRDS OF PENNSYLVANIA. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE FOOD-HABITS, BASEDON OVER FOUR THOUSAND STOMACH EXAMINATIONS

by WARREN, B. H

Harrisburg, PA: E. K. Meyers, 1890. Second Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Large octavo (6" x 9-1/4") in original publisher's green cloth. Illustrated with 99 color plates and one B&W plate. The preferred edition because of the additional color plates after Audubon not in the First Edition.
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$375.00
Orchids, the Royal Family of Plants.  With illustrations from nature. .

Orchids, the Royal Family of Plants. With illustrations from nature. .

by Miner, Harriet Stewart

Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1885. Folio. 345 x 265 mm. (133/4 x 10 1/2 inches). 190 pp. 24 full-page chromolithographic plates. Original publisher's cloth decorated in gilt and brown ink on upper cover.; expertly rebacked; some light offset from the plates to the text on the opposite page, otherwise very good copy. First edition and the First American book on the subject of orchids, beautifully illustrated with high quality lithographs by Hatch Lithographic Company, New York. Hatch... Read more
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$750.00
Die Katakomben Von Neapel -- FIRST EDITION

Die Katakomben Von Neapel -- FIRST EDITION

by Hans Achelis

Leipzig: Verlag Karl W. Hiersemann, 1936. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. FIRST PRINTING of First Edition. Ex-library bound in heavy black cloth with gilt lettering spine. Library bookplate on front pastedown, library perforated blindstamp on title page and on a couple other pages, no library marks on any of the illustration plates, no underlining or writing on any pages, no foxing, plates are clean and bright, solid binding. Generally nice condition. The book is very large... Read more
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$45.00