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

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

By: Anonymous

Price: $1,200.00

Seller ID: 150308

ISBN: 15030


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, by the editor.” The anecdotes vary from a page or two to several dozen pages or more. Brown boards, ¼ calf spine. Rear hin... View more info

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Third Reich Daggers, 1933 to 1945

By: Bowman, J.A.

Price: $132.50

Publisher: London, Imperial Publications: 1990

Seller ID: 17061912

ISBN: 1871498023


1st ed., illustrated boards, 8vo. 485 pp..Pristine hardcover edition. A guide to identification and values. New copy; issued without dust jacket. Numbered and signed by both author and illustrator. [edition size unknown but believed to be 500] View more info

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Buck's Theological Dictionary

By: Buck, Rev. Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Joseph J. Woodward: 1831

Seller ID: 022006


'Woodward's New Edition published from the last London edition to which is added AN APPENDIX containing an Account of the Methodist, Episcopal, and Presbetyrian Churches in the United States to the Present Period.' Four engravings in front matter depict religious martyrdom's and tortures of the Inquisition. 8vo, leather, 624 pp. with gilt title and bands on spine. Containing 1,510 entries.Buck's Theological Dictionary, first published in London in 1802, sought to provide a textual basis for the evangelical community by combining brief essays on orthodox belief and practice with historical entr... View more info

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Of Englishe Dogges, the diversities, the names, the natures, and the properties. A Short Treatise written in latine by Johannes Caius

By: Caius, Johannes

Price: $185.00

Publisher: London, A Bradley: 1880

Seller ID: 07151


A reprint of the earliest book on dogs in the English language, first published in 1576. Published in May 1880. 8vo. 1/4 cloth, gray boards. Leather imprinted spine. 1st thus. Good; a 1" diagonal crack across the upper right corner of front cover; front cover sunned. . Interior clean and bright. Title page only is in facsimile; the rest has been reset in new type 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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Thesaurus linguae Romanae & Britannicae,

By: Cooper, Thomas

Price: $650.00

Publisher: London, 1584

Seller ID: c170370506


Thesaurus linguae Romanae & Britannicae, tam accurate congestus, ut nihil penè in eo desyderavi possit, quod vel Latinè complectatur amplissimus Stephani Thesaurus, vel Anglicè, toties aucta Eliotae B̆ibliotheca : opera & indistria Thomae Cooperi Magdalenensis; etc. etc. London: 1584. Thick folio. 867 leaves, text in double columns. unpaginated. Woodcut device on title page; woodcut initials. Early suede cover heavily worn with loss, notably loss of spine, [appears to be burn or smoke damage at top, not affecting text] front joint and hinge cracked; endpapers heavily toned and foxed;... View more info

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Booksellers’ Marks / An Illustrated Book

By: Dingman, Larry

Price: $57.50

Publisher: Dinkytown Antiquarian Bookstore: 1986

Edition: First

Seller ID: 021801

Condition: Fine


1st edition (1986)97 pp. A limited edition of 447 copies, the book contains 444 reproductions of original book store marks, mostly from the late 19th century through World War II. Three original marks are tipped in. With an essay on Booksellers' Marks by Michael Adams and introduction by Dingman. Fine copy without d/w, as issued. View more info

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J.A. Danzii [hebrew lettering], sive, Interpres Ebraeo-Chaldaeus : omnes utriusque linguae idiotismos dexterè explicans : ad genuinium Scripturae Sacrae sensum ritè indagandum accommodatus.

By: Johann Andreas Danz [J.A. Danzii]

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Jena: Bielck [Ienae: In officina Bielckiana], 1745

Edition: 5th ed.

Seller ID: k190114i

Condition: Good


A Hebrew/Aramaic grammar, with latin text by Johann Danz -- German theologian and Hebraicist. Professor of Oriental languages at the University of Jena. He was considered by contemporaries to be the greatest Hebrew scholar and his several works on Hebrew grammar, including this one, remained standard works for nearly a hundred years. (Jewish Encyclopedia). 12mo, vellum covered boards. 361 pp plus another 60 or so pages of indices. Good condition: a clean, tight copy overall but age-toned, light foxing throughout. Title hand-written on spine in black ink. 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

Image for Bibliographie Instructive Ou Notice de Quelques Livres Rares Singuliers Et Difficiles Trouver, Avec Des Notes Historiques, Pour Connotre Et Distinguer Les Diffrentes Editions, Et Leur Valeur Dans Le Commerce; disposee par Francois de Los-Rios, Libraire a Lyon. [Unique and Hard to Find Rare Books With Historical Notes To Distinguish the Different Editions, And Their Value In The Trade.]

Bibliographie Instructive Ou Notice de Quelques Livres Rares Singuliers Et Difficiles Trouver, Avec Des Notes Historiques, Pour Connotre Et Distinguer Les Diffrentes Editions, Et Leur Valeur Dans Le Commerce; disposee par Francois de Los-Rios, Libraire a Lyon. [Unique and Hard to Find Rare Books With Historical Notes To Distinguish the Different Editions, And Their Value In The Trade.]

By: Los-Rios, Jean Francois de.

Price: $450.00

Seller ID: 150310


Avigon et Lyon, Seguin et chez l’auteur, 1777. 12mo, full vellum. 207 pp. An early guide to rare-book collecting; a priced-catalog of books sold by Jean-François de Los Rios, with annotations. de Los Rios (1727-1820) was a noted bookseller in Lyon, famously taking advantage of the dispersion of Jesuit libraries after the order was expelled from France in 1764. The Bibliographie instructive was one of his early works, published after more than 17 years as a bookseller in Lyon. The bilbiografía is organized as a directory with 639 entries briefly discussed and 190 references in the included ... View more info

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Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler / A Checklist and Bibliography of Their Paperback Appearances

By: Lovisi, Gary (ed.)

Price: $65.00

Seller ID: 040306


Brooklyn: Gryphon Books, 1994. 8vo, wrappers. 84 pp. Pristine copy; 1st edition of this indispensable reference for Hammett and Chandler collectors. limited to only 500 copies. As-new. View more info

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FARM APPLIANCES: A PRACTICAL MANUAL

By: Martin, George A. (Editor)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: O. Judd Co., New York: 1887

Seller ID: k190126g

Condition: Good.


1st ed. 12mo, dark green decorated cloth, titles. Nearly 250 woodcut illustrations of farming instruments. Good: front hinge cracked, otherwise the text block is near fine. Prior owner’s signature on ffep. Moderate wear to covers, spine ends rubbed. View more info

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A True Description Of All Trades Published in Frankfort in the Year 1568

By: Merganthaler Linotype Co.

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, Merganthaler Linotype Co: 1930

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: dg17121606

Condition: Fine


12mo. One of 400 copies printed in Linotype Granjon on Kelmscott hand-made paper. Quarter parchment with marbled paper-covered boards." Reprint of the original which was published in Frankfort in 1568. Six engraved illustrations representing the printing trades: the printer, bookbinder, type-founder, papermaker, draughtsman and woodcutter as well as the original verses by Hans Sachs, a popular Nuremberg poet. With an additional leaf loosely laid in showing the text of two short letters to the publisher explaining the disposition of two copies of this book to the Bodley library. Pristine copy. View more info

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Sacramento City and County Directory, 1869

By: Robert E. Draper

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Sacramento, H.S. Crocker & Co, Steam Printers and Stationers: 1869

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k181231c


8vo, cardboard covers with advtg, 275 pp. i-iv, 1-275 Includes list of Post Offices on the Pacific Coast, Money Order Offices, General Directory, City Business Directory, State Offices, Sacramento City Government, County Directory, local history and statistics, hundreds of advts. Ex Libris William Neely Johnson, with his signature on p 13. Johnson was Secretary of California’s Board of Land Commissioners, was the State’s second appointed State Librarian [an interim appointment for 4 months in 1870], and brother of Gov. John Neely Johnson [1856-1858]. Condition: Covers heavily worn; ... View more info

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Manners & Customs of the French. Fac-simile of the scarce 1815 edition. With ten whole-page amusing and prettily tinted illustrations printed from the original copper plates

By: ROTCH, Benjamin.

Price: $115.00

Publisher: London, The Leadenhall Press for Henry Sotheran: 1893

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k190114g

Condition: Good.


8vo. Original half linen over blue boards, decorated spine and cover; pp. [viii], 43, 15 (advertisements) ten hand-colored engravings; A facsimile of the 1815 publication “Letters from France: written by a Modern Tourist”, re-using the original copperplates which were then destroyed. A humorous look at life and society in Paris during the brief period Napoleon's was on Elba. 'Who the author was is doubtful; but the writer [Henry Sotheran] has heard his father say that he was one Benjamin Rotch, a Middlesex Magistrate' (from the preface). No. 250 of 250 numbered copies, signed by H.C.Millar... View more info

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The Invisible Art

By: Vaz, Mark and Barron, Craig

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Chronicle Books: 2002

Seller ID: 061901


Near fine copy in good dust jacket. The book itself is near fine; no defects internally. The covers have some spots of shelf-rubbing on bottom edge, some light surface wear on front; also a very small black ink 'remainder' mark on bottom edge. The dust jacket is only good. 1" tear at bottom of front flap, 1/2" top front near spine, and smaller nicks and edge wear top and bottom; a few surface scratches on front and back.Near fine copy in good dust jacket. The book itself has no defects internally, but there are a few spots of shelf-rubbing on bottom edge, some light surface wear on front cover... View more info

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Table Games of Georgian and Victorian Days.

By: WHITEHOUSE, F. R. B

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Peter Garnett: 1951

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: k0226f

Condition: Near Fine.


1st ed. Small 4to, blue cloth lettered in gilt, 102 pp. Color frontispiece and 46 plates (6 color). Near fine copy in original marbled slip-case. The book itself has browning to end papers and half-title page, otherwise fine. Slip-case is very good with some toning and light edgewear. No d/w issued. View more info

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'Pablo Picasso - L’Ouvre par Christian Zervos,' First editions of Vols 1-5 & 7-9.

By: Zervos, Christian (ed._

Price: $1,450.00

Publisher: Paris, Cahiers d'art: 1932-1955

Seller ID: 17081401


Zervos, Christian. 'Pablo Picasso - L’Ouvre par Christian Zervos,' First editions of Vols 1-5 & 7-9. 4to, softcover in original printed jackets. 'Pablo Picasso par Christian Zervos,' known by many simply as ‘the Zervos,’ was prepared by Cahiers d’art founder Christian Zervos in direct collaboration with Picasso. The first volume was published in 1932 and another 32 volumes followed over the next four decades. It remains the most trusted reference to the works of Picasso and the complete set of 33 volumes was recently republished by Cahiers d’Art for a price per set of $25,00... View more info