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Image for Constantinople. 1st U.S. edition. “A cinematographic view of late 19th century Istanbul”

Constantinople. 1st U.S. edition. “A cinematographic view of late 19th century Istanbul”

By: DE AMICIS, Edmondo

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The John C. Winston Co, Philadelphia: 1896

Edition: 1st U.S. edition

Seller ID: cr190721b

Condition: Fine


First American Edition; First English-language Edition. In 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 303,[1]; 309[1] pp, with 50 photogravures by W. H. Gilbo, captioned on tissue guards. With folding map at end of vol. II. Publishers red cloth with elaborate arabesque designs, ribbon markers, t.e.g; red sateen dust jackets.; first published in Milan, in 1877. De Amicis (1846-1908) was an Italian journalist and travel writer This work is considered by many to be his masterpiece and the best description of the city in the 19th century. It is still highly praised: Umberto Eco took a copy with him when he first visited... View more info

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King's Handbook Of New York City; An Outline History and Description of the American Metropolis

By: KING, Moses, editor

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Moses King, Boston: 1982

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190125d

Condition: Good


1st ed., with title page in red and black. 8vo, 928pp. Original tan and brown pictorial & gilt cloth. More than 800 photographs, many full page. A good copy of this comprehensive nineteenth-century guide to the city. CONDITION: Good; edges and corners lightly worn and bumped, spine ends lightly rubbed, front hinge cracked, inked gift inscription at top of title page. View more info

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Naples: Past & Present (2 Volume Set)

By: Norway, Arthur H.

Price: $47.50

Publisher: NY, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1901

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: DG1709061

Condition: Very Good


2 volume set, 8vo., a.e.g. 295 pp., Black cloth with gilt lettering and design along spines and front covers. Includes 24 photogravure illustrations and 32 half-tone engravings. Very good: very light edgewear, lettering on covers and spine bright. Interior clean and tight with no marks or tears. View more info

Image for The Cloud Forest / A Chronicle of the South America Wilderness.
[Signed copy]

The Cloud Forest / A Chronicle of the South America Wilderness. [Signed copy]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $225.00

Publisher: NY: Viking: 1961

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: s180622e


1st ed., 8vo, black cloth. A chronicle of a journey through the Amazon wilderness. Matthiessen's second book of nonfiction and the first of his numerous personal accounts of travel and exploration. Fine in d/w. Except for a clean bookplate on verso of front flyleaf, a pristine copy; the best one we have seen in more than 30 years of collecting PM’s work. Signed on title page. 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 Contents (against the wishes of Matthiessen who oversaw the design.) Some copies were sent to reviewers with a mimeographed erra... View more info

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Snow Leopard, The [Franklin Mint edition, signed]

By: Peter Matthiessen

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Franklin Mint: 1978

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed on title page.

Seller ID: s180622x

Condition: Fine


Full morocco binding, gilt and embossed. Published several days before the trade issue, this is the true first edition. Issued as a limited edition only to members of the First Edition Society, but the number of copies printed is unknown. A fine, pristine copy, with the 8-page ‘Publisher’s Notes’ pamphlet laid in. Signed after publication by Matthiessen on the half-title page. Signed copies of this edition are quite scarce. View more info

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The Snow Leopard - Unproduced screenplay for a proposed film

By: Peter Matthiessen and Waldemar Korzeniowsky

Price: $500.00

Publisher: The Jones Kenner Picture Company: 1982

Seller ID: s180622y

Condition: Near fine


125 pp. Original screenplay for a proposed film based on the National Book Award winning memoir - cowritten by Matthiessen and the Polish producer/director Korzeniowsky. Nearly fine in studio wrappers bound with 3 posts, as issued. The screenplay is an original studio photocopy; the title page typed on production company letterhead. We are aware of no other copies having come on the market. Near fine: light wear to covers, internally fine. Unusual in that PM is a cowriter of the script; most proposed screenplays of his works were adapted by others. View more info

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A Pottle of Strawberries, to Beguile a Short Journey or A Long Half Hour

By: SMITH, Albert [Richard]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London D. Bogue : 1848

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190125a

Condition: Good


FIRST EDITION 16mo. (approx. 15 x 11.5cm) bound in full calf, gilt decorations and titles, marbled endpapers. t.e.g. 62pp. plus advertisement leaf at rear. Many delightful line drawings by Gilbert and Henning illustrating the text. Ex-libris of [?] Battie-Wrightson, possibly a reference to a member [or family] of William Battie-Wrightson, MP. CONDITION: A good clean copy with rubbing to extremities; back hinge partially cracked with small tear to endpaper. Text block is clean and bright with no foxing. . View more info

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Incidents of travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan

By: Stephens, John L.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Harper & Bros, New York: 1841

Edition: 1st ed

Seller ID: k190813g

Condition: Poor


First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. [2], viii, 424; vii-[x], [7]-474; folding map, 68 engraved plates (2 double-page) and plans; original brown cloth with gilt stamped covers and spines. Describes Stephens' extensive travels in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and the Yucatan. Included are detailed descriptions and illustrations by English artist and architect, Frederick Catherwood. Includes the first accurate map of the Yucatan, the first illustrations of Mayan sites, the first descriptions of 44 ruined sites, and the first publication of Juan Perez's A True Exposition of the Method Used by the Indians ... View more info