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Dei Kleine Seehjungfrau [The Little Mermaid]

By: (Wulfing, Sulamith) Anderson, Hans Christian

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Wuppertal-Elberfeld, Sulamith Wulfing: 1953

Seller ID: 10501


1st ed. Self-published by Wulfing in 1953. Limited printing and now scarce. German text. The suite of illustrations consists of 8 color images and 8 monotone illustrations. Bound in gold-stamped cardboard cover. Interior is clean and bright; light surface wear and light age-toning to covers; a 1/4" spot on back cover. View more info

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LOCAL TALES AND HISTORICAL SKETCHES.

By: Bailey, Henry D. B.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: NY: Fishkill Standard: 1874

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: d17121004

Condition: Good


8vo, dark brown cloth, gilt titles on spine. Photographic frontispiece portrait of Bailey tipped in, 431 pages. Slavery, Freedom, and Ghosts in the Hudson River Valley - a mixture of fact and fable. Good. Rubbed at top bottom of spine, corners; bits of newspaper residue on back cover. Newspaper obituaries of Bailey glued to front end papers. Some damp-staining to flyleaf page with tipped portrait but not affecting the photo. Front hinge weak but intact. Text block otherwise clean and tight with no foxing. View more info

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The Iconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature, and Art: Volume 2: Military Sciences, Naval Sciences, Architecture, Mythology, Fine Arts, Technology

By: J. G. Heck

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Published by Rudolph Garrigue, NY: 1851

Edition: 1st U.S.edition

Seller ID: k200312d

Condition: Good


4to, first ed. Volume 2 only. 237 pages, with several to more than a dozen steel engravings on each. German publisher and author Johann Georg Heck published this 6-volume attempt to organize science, literature, and art in an accessible, graphic, format. He published this first English edition in 1851. Since that time it has become a standard of copyright free illustration and clipart worldwide, with millions of copies in print over the past 150 years. From the intro to the first volume, not present here: “Never before have the plates about sciences, arts, daily life, culture and war, ... View more info

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The Magic of Jewels and Charms.

By: KUNZ, George Frederick

Price: $325.00

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, : 1915

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200120c

Condition: Near fine


1st ed., 8vo, Blue cloth with white titles and gilt Zodiac design to the front board. . 422pp. Color frontispiece with tissue guard. 8 color plates, including frontis. 82 b/w illustrations in doubletone & line. Teg. Cover Design by Edward Stratton Holloway (1859-1939) with his monogram "H" on front cover. An illustrated study of the myths and lore that interconnects jewels, gems, stones, superstitions and astrological lore. Also, the religious, magical and talismanic use of various stones, the creation of amulets, healing stones, and a chapter devoted to meteorites and celestial stones. Very... View more info

Image for Three Famous English Romances: The Gallant Atchievements Of Robin Hood; The Famous History Of Fryer Bacon: The Romance Of Robert The Devil

Three Famous English Romances: The Gallant Atchievements Of Robin Hood; The Famous History Of Fryer Bacon: The Romance Of Robert The Devil

By: Nelson, Harold

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Otto Schulze and Co: 1913

Seller ID: k190126h

Condition: Good


1st ed. 4to, red cloth with gilt decorations and titles, 156 pp. Illustrated with wood enravings and ornamentation. 3 volumes in one. Original publisher’s catalog entry clipped and pasted to front flyleaf. CONDITION: Good; rubbed at corners and spine ends, front hinge lightly cracked. Light foxing to bottom of first several pages and occasional page edges; otherwise a clean copy with very good-near fine appearance internally. View more info

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Navajo Omens and Taboos

By: Newcomb, Franc Johnson

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Santa Fe, The Rydal Press: 1940

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200120d

Condition: Fine


1st edition, small 4to, brown cloth. 79 pp. Signed and hand-numbered ‘616’ on half-title page by author. Fourteen illustrations in black and white and at center a full color silk-screen print of a sandpainting of the brown Gila monsters and horned toads. Collection of Navajo cultural beliefs by the Newcombs, who operated a trading post on the reservation. A fine, virtually pristine copy in very good d/w, very lightly toned with edgewear at top. Prior owner’s bookplate inside front panel. View more info

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Ten Fables

By: Robert Lewis Stevenson

Price: $65.00

Publisher: The Swan Press, London: 1928

Edition: 1st thus.

Seller ID: k180226h

Condition: Near fine


1st ed. thus. 8vo, Quarter-bound in tan cloth over printed boards with the swan logo. With twenty one woodcut illustrations by Rachel Russell. Printed on hand-made paper and limited to 250 copies; this being no. 193. A near fine copy with light rubbing at corners and toning to end papers. Affixed to the inside back cover is one of the scarce ½” square ‘R.L. Stevenson Copyright” lables with a hand-inked price. These were placed in the back of some of Stevenson’s posthumously published works by representatives of his estate in order to permit collection of copyright royalties. ... View more info