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Visits from the world of spirits; or interesting anecdotes of the dead.

By: Anonymous

Price: $1,200.00

Seller ID: 150308


London: printed for the proprietor; and sold by L. Wayland 1791. 1st ed., 12mo, 302 pp. A scarce volume “Containing very curious narratives of the appearances of many departed spirits on particular occasions, to friends, relations. &c. being an impartial survey of the most remarkable accounts of apparitions, dreams, ghosts, spectres, and visions. That have been recorded in several ages of the world; together with some originals. To which is prefixed, an introduction, b... View more info

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Storie della citta di Firenze dal 1410 al 1460. [History of the City of Florence]. Books 1-4.

By: Buoninsegni, Dom. di Lionardo.

Price: $450.00

Seller ID: 150305


Florence: Nella Stamperia di Giorgio Marescotti, 1579-1580. [The colophon is dated Florence, 1579, but the dedication to Francesco de Medici, is dated April 15, 1580.] 8vo, 1/2 vellum and purple boards, inked title on spine. Buoninsegni was a Florentine patrician, merchant and historian. Politically he held some of the city's most important offices and was a member of the broader circle of the early Medici regime. He spent the last ten years of his life completing this ... View more info

Savage Automatic Pistols

By: Carr, James

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1969

Seller ID: 111101


1st ed. 8vo, copper cloth, 131 pp. Classic reference work on the 32 Savage automatic pistols [1907-1922]. Pristine copy in a lightly rubbed very good dust jacket. No tears or chips. View more info

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This is Television

By: Carrickford, Richard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1967

Seller ID: 016001


Third, revised edition (1967) of Ralph Steadman's first book appearance. The first edition was published in 1958 and is quite scarce. VG-Near fine copy; some erased pencil marks on end-paper and some very light foxing in upper right corner of title page. In VG d/w with a few small nicks and some light spotting on back cover. View more info

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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex.

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $2,650.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1871

Edition: First

Seller ID: 021501


1st ed., second state. 2 vols. 8vo, publisher's dark green cloth. [Freeman no. 938 with page height of 190, board height of 195, and books by same author on verso of title leaf of Vol. 2; the first volume starts with "When" on p. 297 and no errata on verso of title page.] With the publisher's ads dated January 1871 present in both volumes. Vol 1. viii, 423pp + 16pp. advts. Vol 2: viii, [2], 475 (16 pp. advts.] Fair-Good-minus: light surface and edge wear to covers ov... View more info

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They All Sang

By: Edward B. Marks

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Viking Press: 1935

Seller ID: 081507


3rd printing (1935) but warmly inscribed by author Edward Marks to Hollywood writer/producer Jerry Wald on the birth of Wald's son. Walk wrote and produced several classic films, including the musical Stars Over Broadway and the Bogart classics Dark Passage and Key Largo. The inscription is on the front free endpaper and is dated 1942. The book itself is in fine condition except for some yellowing on the front and rear-paste-downs where the dust wrapper flaps rested agai... View more info

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The Art of Walt Disney . From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms

By: Finch, Christopher

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, Abrams: 1973

Seller ID: 10502


The true first edition (1973) with the original 3-dimensional applique of Mickey Mouse and acetate dustjacket. The book itself is in fine condition, with the white cloth still bright on the front and with just some minor soiling along the top and bottom edges of the back cover (from shelf-wear). The acetate d/w has some scuffs and a few crayon marks and has two 3" closed tears on the back a 1/2" closed tear on the front. View more info

Why England Slept

By: Kennedy, John

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Company: 1940

Seller ID: 121311


1st UK edition, first printing. Hutchison & Co. Ltd (London), 1940. In original dust-jacket with 3s/6p price intact. The book is in good condition: some age-toning and very light foxing on end-papers with very minor shelf-wear to covers. Interior pages are yellowed at edges, but not brittle. (As usual for the cheap wartime pulp paper.) No chips or tears. The dust jacket is in generally good shape with a 1/2"x3/4" chip at top of spine, a 1/4"x1/2" open tear on middle of ... View more info

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Oomingmack: The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Hastings House: 1967

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s10022


Matthiessen was a member of the Nunivak Expedition formed to capture a group of musk ox calves to raise for their wool. Black and white photographs by the author. Book is flawless. Dustwrapper has a faded spine and faint sun line 1/4" wide along spine. View more info

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Europe After 8:15

By: Mencken, H.L>, Nathan, George Jean; Wright, Willard Huntington.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY, John Lane Company: 1914

Seller ID: c170630b


12mo, orange cloth, black titles and décor. Satiric essays about travel in Europe, written on the brink of World War I. Very good, llight edgewar, spine darkened; bookplate on front pastedown. View more info

Rascal / A Memoir of a Better Era

By: North, Sterling

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1963

Seller ID: 121317


4th printing, with tipped-in typed presentation (TLS) signed by North in red pencil. Lower right corner bumped, otherwise a fine copy in fine dust jacket. Winner of the Dutton Animal Book Award for 1963. View more info

The Book of Buried Treasure

By: Paine, Ralph

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: s1284


The Book of Buried Treasure: Being a True History of the Gold, Jewels, and Plate of Pirates, Galleons, Etc. Which are Sought to This Day. London: William Heinemann, 1911. 1st ed., 8vo blue cloth. 425 pp. Front hinge split at ffep, otherwise in good condition. Written by a world-renowned expert whose personal fascination with buried treasure found expression in a series of popular volumes on the history of lost treasure and treasure seekers. The author tells of treasu... View more info

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Under the 1st ed. Wall. First State Review Copy with Publisher’s Errata Laid In. [Signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $525.00

Publisher: NY: Viking, (1962). : 1962

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622f


1st ed., 8vo black cloth. His third book of nonfiction, recounting the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea to study one of the last stone-age tribes on the planet, which had been entirely free from contact with Westerners or the artifacts of industrial society. The book exists in three states. This first printing was withdrawn by the publisher prior to publication because the inset pages of photographs were bound in the wrong place and contrary to the Table of Con... View more info

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Under the 1st ed. Wall. 1st issue, second state. [Signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $90.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1962

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622g


1st ed., first issue, second state,. 8vo black cloth. His third book of nonfiction, recounting the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea to study one of the last stone-age tribes on the planet, which had been entirely free from contact with Westerners or the artifacts of industrial society. The book exists in three states. This first printing was withdrawn by the publisher prior to publication because the inset pages of photographs were bound in the wrong place and ... View more info

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Snow Leopard, The

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $250.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1978

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed.

Seller ID: s180622w


1st ed., 8vo, blue cloth. His National Book Award-winning volume, recounting a trip to the Himalayas with naturalist George Schaller in the hopes both of encountering a snow leopard in the wild and of coming to terms with his wife's recent death from cancer. Matthiessen combines natural history, personal reflection and an exploration of the Buddhist religion native to the area. His study, and practice, of Buddhism later resulted in his becoming an ordained Zen priest. Sa... View more info

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Men's Lives. The Surfmen and Baymen of the South Fork / 2 volume ed in slipcase / signed

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $350.00

Publisher: (n.p.): Rock Foundation: 1986

Edition: 1st ed., limited special edition.

Seller ID: s180624c


A two-volume deluxe folio-sized edition in matching slipcase. The first volume containing all of the text by Matthiessen. The second volume contains all of the photographs. An identical two-volume edition, but in a clamshell case and an original print of one of the photographs was given out free to attendees of a $500-a-plate benefit dinner for the historical society attempting to preserve the record and legacy of the fishermen's lives. There were 500 numbered copies sta... View more info

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Men's Lives. The Surfmen and Baymen of the South Fork / Deluxe limited edition, 2 vols., signed

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $850.00

Publisher: (n.p.): Rock Foundation: 1986

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180624d


A two-volume deluxe folio-sized edition. The first volume containing all of the text by Matthiessen. The second volume contains all of the photographs. With the second volume is also an original print of one of the book's photographs laid into a folding chemise and signed by the photographer Lynn Johnson. Never formally offered for sale, copies of this edition were given out free to attendees of a $500-a-plate benefit dinner for the historical society attempting to prese... View more info

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Piesk & Most: A Memorial Book (Belarus)

By: Piesk & Most Societies

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Tel Aviv, Piesk & Most Societies: 1975

Seller ID: 1088


1st ed. 726 pp., small 4to. A memorial to two communities in Belarus that were destroyed during the holocaust. Hardcover, gilt lettering on cover and spine, slightly stained covers. Otherwise in very good coondition.The book is in English Hebrew Yiddish, illustrated with numerous photographs. For an english translation, see http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/piaski/piesk.html. View more info

Ugly Girl Papers; or Hints from the Toilet (from Harper's Bazar)

By: Powers, S.D.

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 122601


1st edition, Harper & Brothers, 1874-75. 8vo, Blue decorated cloth with gilt lettering. A good, clean copy but with tears and inked owner's signature in front endpaper. Shelf-wear and rubbing to edges of binding. View more info

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The Sleepy Lagoon Case

By: Welles, Orson

Price: $60.00

Seller ID: 040314


1st ed., second printing with the original 5c price at the bottom of the cover. Covers age-toned with a couple of light stains. Paper cover pulling from one of the staples, but still intact. Pencil erasures on back cover and one interior page. View more info