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1 John L. Stoddard's Lectures Volume 6
Boston Balch Bros. 1908 Half-Leather Very Good+ 
Berlin, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Moscow Series; Vol. 6; B&W Illustrations; 6 14 x 9 14; 336 pages; VOLUME 6 ONLY. Hard bound is half leather, with leather corners and spine, marbled boards. Gold lettering on maroon leather spine. Light rubbing, scuffing to covers. Extremely attractive copy of this title. Silver/green monochrome end papers. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Colored frontispiece, lavishly illustrated with b/w photographs. Covers Berlin; Vienna; St. Petersburg; Moscow. John Lawson Stoddard (1850-1931) was an American writer, hymn writer and lecturer who gained popularity through his travelogues. 
Price: 18.75 USD
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2 Rheims and the Battle for its Possession, A panoramic History and Guide [Michelin Illustrated Guides to the Battlefields ]
Clermont-ferrand, France Michelin & Co. 1919 First Edition (?) Soft Cover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
1914-1918 Series; B&W maps & photographs; 5 1/4 x 8 1/4; 176 pages; Soft cover looks like stiff boars, but is flexible. Has bumping, rubbing, scuffing, sunning. Pages have sunning, bumping, some light corner creasing. DJ has many small tears and nicks, sunning, rubbing, scuffing, bumping. Pages are overall, clean and tight. Illustrated with many b/w maps and photographs, many of them showing the destruction wrought by the recently concluded war. 2 page color map of Rheims, and a b/w floor plan of the ancient cathedral. Very interesting view of touring France, very shortly after the conclusion of World War I, which was devastating to France. The book is dedicated "In memory of the Michelin employees and workmen who died gloriously for their country". One of a series of Michelin Guides to the Battlefields 1914-1918. 
Price: 21.25 USD
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3 A S I L [ASIL] Club, Ed. ; Foreword by Georg Olms ASIL Arabians The Noble Arabian Horses; Fourth Edition: in English and German
Hildesheim, Germany ASIL Club/Georg Olms 1993 3487083493 / 9783487083490 Fourth Edition Hardcover New in Fine dust jacket 
Cover is black board with gold lettering and club logo on front in German and English; on spine in German, English and Arabic. End pages illustrated. Application form for club laid in at rear. Magnificently illustrated with 500+, mostly color, pictures. Foreword by W. Georg Olms. Printed in Italy. Pages are clean and tight; printed on glossy paper. This is a NEW book! DJ is NEW; and also in cardboard slipcase, also NEW. Book originally sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap, removed to check the book, but book will be put back into it. All of the comments on the DJ are in German; there are comments by Dr. Helmut Kohl; Prince Chaled al Feisal; Gen. Kurt Albrecht [noted expert on dressage]; Gen. Pierre Durand, Chief Rider of the Cadre Noir in Saumur, France. The sections of the book are: ASIL Arabians; Stud Book; ASIL Club List of Members and List of Horses. The book is written in German and English, with the English on the left [verso] page, and the German on the right [recto] page. Part Two, the Stud Book of Selected ASIL Arabians, with pedigrees and photos of horses owned by members of the Asil Club. Also a section on Outstanding Breeds Owing to the Best of Sires: the ASIL Arabians. These breeds include: English Thoroughbred, Anglo-Arabian [Thoroughbred/Arabian cross], Lipizzaner [with commentary by Gen. Kurt Albrecht], Trakehner, Hannoverian. An absolutely gorgeous book that any lover of Arabians would adore to have in their collection. The Arabian has been influential in many breeds; all thoroughbreds anywhere in the world trace back to three foundation Arabian stallions; many breeds, when they wish to upgrade or lighten the build of that breed, will cross to Arabians. The Andalusian and Lusitano breeds of Iberia have a huge amount of Arabian in their background, as well as the wild mustangs of the American west, many of them descended from the Arabian crossed horses the conquistadors brought over with them. Very overweight, ships at 8#. Alibris media mail shipping only. Very scarce book. ; Color Illustrations; 7 1/4 x 11 1/4; 923 pages 
Price: 92.50 USD
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4 Barton, Lucy Historic Costume For The Stage
Boston Walter H. Baker Company 1963 Second Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good- Illustrated by David Sarvis 
Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 10.10 X 7 X 1.80 inches; x, 609 pages; Hardcover is former library book. Has Dewey number on spine and some stamps on end papers, plus a pocket, but otherwise shows little to no signs of being a popular book, or used much. Cover has light rubbing, bumping and some fading. No DJ as issued. Pages are very clean and tight. Lavishly iilustrated by David Sarvis, with a color frontispiece. Originally published in 1935, this is a revised and expanded edition from 1963. Covers costume history from the ancient world to early 20th century. Bibliography: More books; books, periodicals; index. Oversized, 4#. 
Price: 32.25 USD
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5 Bindman, David; Contributors Aileen Dawson and Mark Jones The Shadow of the Guillotine Britain and the French Revolution
No Place Published for the Trustees of the British Museum 1989 0714116378 / 9780714116372 Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Softcover is heavy, glazed, purple paper withi white lettering on the front and a white spine with black lettering. Pages are clean and tight. This is an exhibition catalogue. Lavishly illustrated with 200 b/w pictures, and 8 color plates. Sections: Before the Revolution; the first year of liberty: Bastille to Federation; the collapse of the French monarchy; the first year of equality, September 1792- June 1793; the second year of equality: France under the guillotine, June 1 1793 - July 1794; British artists and writers and the Revolution; Thermidor to Brumaire, July 1794 - November 1799; Sovereignty of the king and sovereignty of the people; the 'emigres'; Retrospect: the view from the 19th century; notes; abbreviated references and bibliography; chronology; glossary; index. Oversized; 4#. ; Exhibition Catalogue Series; B&W and Color Illustrations; 8 1/2 x 11; 232 pages; Soft cover has light shelf wear, bumping, rubbing/scuffing. 
Price: 49.50 USD
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6 Blair, William M. , Foreword Treasures Of Versailles A Loan Exhibition from the French Government Organized by the Art Istitute of Chicago 1962-1963
Chicago Art Institute of Chicago 1962 Second Printing; Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Exhibition Catalogue Series; B & W illustrations; 10 x 7 3/4; Unpaginated pages; Soft cover is stiff paper, grey spine with black lettering. Previous owner's name sticker inside back cover. Slight bumping. Red endpapers. Pages are clean and tight, still stiff. 60 pages of text and 48 b/w illustrations. Sections cover paintings; drawings; sculpture; furniture and objets d'art. Final leaf, figure 58, has some red color transfer from end papers. Excellent guide which gives a terrific look at the arts used to decorate the massive palace complex of Versailles, now one of the finest museums in the world. 
Price: 10.50 USD
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7 Blake, Robin Anthony Van Dyck A Life 1599-1641
London Constable & Company Ltd. 1999 009479720X / 9780094797208 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Cover is dark blue with silver lettering on spine. Blue endpapes. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Illustrated with 62 b/w photographs. "This new biography re-evaluates the man not only as a remarkably individual portratist, but as a fully rounded Baroque artist of memorable power...an engrossing account of the public and private life of an unusually driven genius [who started as an apprentice to Sir Peter Paul Reubens]...keeping up a punishing work-rate. He knew most of the great men and women of his day, but his story is also enlivened by glimpses of lesser figures..." Van Dyck was a man who defined himself almost entirely through his work...." For anyone who is a fan of Van Dyck, as am I, this is a must have title for your collection--I've got a copy for myself. An artist whose lifetime output was enormous, varied, influential and, at its best, mesmerizing and magnetic. ; B&W Photographs; 6 1/4 x 9 1/2; xii, 433 pages; DJ has slight rubbing/shelfwear; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 29.50 USD
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8 Braddy, Haldeen Chaucer And The French Poet Graunson
Baton Rouge, La Louisiana State University Press 1947 Soft Cover Very Good- 
Cover is heavier red paper with white lettering on spine and front. Pages are clean and tight, as if minimally used. Haldeen Braddy was a prolific author, writing on a vast range of topics. In this title "I have endeavored to tell the whole story of Graunson's [Otho de Graunson; 1375 Chaucer and Otho de Graunson (French knight and poet on whose poems Chaucer drew for his "Complaint of Venus") both receive grants from John of Gaunt] relationship to Chaucer in six chapters. The chapters cover Graunson's literary fame; his activities on the European Continent; his sojourns in England and his connections with the 'Canterbury Tales'; his influences on shorter poems by Chaucer; his and Chaucer's use of personal allegory; his observance of the courtly tradition and its bearing on the date of some of Chaucer's works..." ; Ex-Library; 6 x 9 1/4; 100 pages; Cover has bumping, rubbing, shelf wear, scuffing, the 1/4" bits of the paper cover that extend past the text block are creased and missing in many places; 1 1/2 x 3/4" black ink stain at bottom of front; former library markings; missing bookplate or pocket residue inside front cover. 
Price: 14.50 USD
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9 Bradfield, Nancy Historical Costumers of England 1066 - 1956
London George G. Harrap & Company 1958 Second Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Nancy Bradfield 
B&W Illustrations; 7 /2 x 10; 183 pages; Hard cover is blue cloth with gold lettering on spine. Sligh signs of removed sticker on front end paper. Pages are clean and tight. DJ has rubbing, scuffing, bumping, nicking, creasing and multiple closed tears, but is entire. Written and illustrated by Nancy Bradfield. Originally published in 1938, this is a 1963 printing of the 2nd revised, reset and newly illustrated 1958 edition. Title page reads: 'Historical costumes of England : from the Eleventh to the Twentieth Century'; which is different from DJ. Extensively illustrated with clear b/w drawings for each period. The periods are chronologically listed by monarch, from William I, through to Elizabeth II. Further, each section has men's and women's fashions described separately. A wonderful, clear visual guide to English fashion over 900 years. Glossary; books consulted. 
Price: 23.75 USD
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10 Brander, Michael The Georgian Gentleman
England Saxon House 1973 0347000053 / 9780347000055 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Hard cover is green with gold lettering on spine. Brown and white monochrome end papers. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with dozens of b/w pictures and 5 color plates. "...Brander penetrates the myths of the Georgian gentleman to show in graphic detail the clothes he wore, his education and travels, hunting, shooting, gaming, wagering, clubbing, duelling, entertainment, servants, wenching, his diet and sanitary habits, the pretence, the financial scrambling, the ailments which only the fit and hearty could survive..." Chronological appendix; bibliography. ; B&W and color Illustrations; 1 x 9.3 x 6.5 Inches; xii, 223 pages; Hard cover has light bumping, shelf wear, previous owner's bookplate inside front cover. DJ has light shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing, bumping; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 11.25 USD
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11 Brooke, Iris English costume in the age of Elizabeth The sixteenth century
London A. & C. Black 1950 Second Edition Unknown Binding Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Iris Brooke 
Ex-Libris; B & W and Color; 6 14 x 9 1/2; 89 pages; Hard cover is orange with white lettering on spine. Previous owner's bookplate inside front board, along with small book store sticker. Orange and white endpapers. Pages are clean and tight. DJ has slight shelf wear, price clipped flap. Illustrated with 20+ pages or pictures, drawn by artist, 5 of them color. 2d edition from 1950, originally printed in 1933. "...threads her way with skill through the intricacies and extravagance of the 16th century through the reigns of Henry VIII and his daughter Elizabeth, whose Courts were pageants of more lavish and magnificent display than any in our history. " 
Price: 16.75 USD
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12 Bullough, Vern L. ; and James A. Brundage Sexual Practices and the Medieval Church
Buffalo, New York Prometheus Books 1982 0879752556 / 9780879752552 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Sofcover has white spine with red and black lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Inscribed on title page "To Joyce--Best Wishes, Vern Bullough.' includes sections, besides almost half by Byllough, by Jo Ann McNamara, Grethe Jacobsen; James Brundage; Penny S. Gold; Sidney E. Berger; Helen Rodnite Lemay; appendix; bibliography; notes; index. "The medieval period has also been more ignored than the modern one, ...Although some medieval writes such as Chaucer or Boccacio are part of the general liberal education of most of us....regarded as exceptions, a throwback to classical times. Except for these brief nods to Chaucer and Boccacio, it is not until Shakespeare's time that the interested reader who can only read English can follow the story of sex. Since this is the case, it becomes not only important for scholars to give accurate information about sex practices of the past, but also to pay particular attention to periods such as the Middle Ages so long ignored. That is the purpose of this book". That is the purpose of this book". That is the purpose of this book". That is the purpose of this book".; 9 X 5.98 X 0.96 inches; xii, 289 pages; SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Light bumping and shelf wear; few light, tan spots on edges of text block. ; Signed by Author 
Price: 22.75 USD
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13 Byfield, Barbara Ninde THE GLASS HARMONICA A Lexicon of the Fantastical [ 1st ]
New York Macmillan Company 1967 First Edition First Printing; Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Barbara Ninde Byfield 
Hard cover is red, with gold lettering on spine. Brown end papers. Pages are clean and tight, except for the inscription on front end paper. Book is arranged alphabetically. Charming drawings provided by the author. Stated 'first printing' on the copyright page. "...offers the last word on heralds, hermits, and humbugs. On princesses and apprentices. On crones, thrones, and gnomes. On leeches, trulls and, of course, buried treasure. It distinguishes nicely castles from palaces, witches from warlocks, heretics from apostates..." ; B&W Illustrations; 8 1/4 x 10 1/4; 160 pages; Cover has light bumping, shelf wear, tidily written inscription, on front end paper, dated 1969. DJ has light rubbing/scuffing, shelf wear, 1/2" closed tear at top of back; price clipped flap; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 47.75 USD
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14 Chambers, William A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture 1968 Edition
New York Benjamin Blom, Inc. Publisher 1968 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Hardcover is green with gold, blind stamped design and lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight, almost as if unused. Pinkish end papers. First published in London in 1791. Introduction by John Harris, Curator Drawings Collection, Royal Institute of British Architecture [RIBA]. Has a copy of the original title page from 1791. Lavishly illustrated with 100+ b/w drawings and diagrams. "...may well be described as the Englishman's Palladio and Vignola, for it spoke to generations of architects with almost as much authority as those two great exponents of Renaissance theory and practice...first appearancce in 1759 was followed by two more editions in the author's lifetime [1723-1796], the third, 'considerably augmented', with the expanded title, A Treatise on the Decorative Part of Civil Architecture (1791) . These editions, and the four issued in the 19th century, bear witness to the book's extensive influence on the practice of architecture in Great Britain...." Appears as if it might have been meant for a library, but other than the missing rear end paper, and stamp 'discard' inside back cover, there are no other marks in the book. Very oversized and heavy, extra shipping; 7#. ; B & W illustrations; Folio, 10 x 13 1/2; iv, 137+ pages; Cover has light bumping, shelf wear, fading on spine, rear end free paper gone; 'discarded' stamped inside rear cover. No other possible library markings in book. Some pages have a creased corner. 
Price: 147.50 USD
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15 Charsley, Simon R. Wedding Cakes and Cultural History
London Routledge 1992 0415026490 / 9780415026499 First Edition First Printing; Soft Cover Near Fine 
Book may appear different than one shown. Soft cover is heavy, cream colored, glazed paper, with black lettering on front. Black spine with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Has 4 b/w illustrations. Chapters are: the British wedding cake in the late 20th century; how distinctive is the British cake?; cultural creation: myth, history and language; when the wedding cake was not yet and might never have been; great cakes, plum (b) cakes and bride cakes; confectionary and icing; the rise of the Victorian cake and its successors; uses and their evolution; meanings and interpretations; towards a cultural change? ; postscript; notes; bibliography; index. ; B&W Illustrations; 0.6 x 8.3 x 5.4 Inches; x, 162 pages; Cover has very minor rubbing/scuffing. 
Price: 45.75 USD
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16 Chernenko, Irena, translator Masterpieces From The Hermitage Leningrad: Western European Art of the 15th-20th Centuries: 10 March - 1 May 1988 Art Gallery of New South Wales; 13 May - 3 July 1988 National Gallery of Victoria
Australia International Cultural Corp. of Australia, Ltd. 1988 0642131910 / 9780642131911 Second Printing; Original Wraps Fine 
Published in 1988 by International Cultural Corp. Of Australia, Ltd.. Soft cover is in fine condition. Pages are clean and tight; printed on high quality, glossy paper. Translated into English by Irena Chernenko. Extensivily illustrated with 23 b/w and 30 color photographs of drawings and paintings. This is the exhibition catalogue of the Hermitage collections which was exhibited from March-July 1988 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and National Gallery of Victoria, in Australia. Includes many of the great art treasures of the Hermitage, one of the largest art collections in the world. With many great 'old masters' and later 19th century masters from Italy, Flanders, The Netherlands, France, Spain. Bibliography. ; Exhibition Catalogue Series; Color & B/W photographs; 8vo, 7 3/4 x 10; 119 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Cohen, Barbara David: A Biography
New York Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Company 1995 0395587026 / 9780395587027 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Cover is hardbound red, with gold embosses symbol in center, black spine, gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Includes: Cast of Characters; 12 Tribes of Israel; Map; First Words; David and various others; Last Words; Index. Nice biography of David, King of Ancient Israel. ; Map; 7 3/4 x 9 1/2; 108 pages; Cover has slight bumping and shelf wear. DJ has light rubbing/scuffing, shelf wear. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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18 Collie, Keith & Angelo Pesce Spirit of the Wind Horse in Saudi Arabia
London Immel Publishing 1982 0907151019 / 9780907151012 First Edition (?) First Printing; Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Keith Collie 
Hardcover is textured brown with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. End pages are brown. Exhaustively illustrated with 100+ glorious color photographs. Color map of Saudi Arabia. Sections are: Introduction; Arab Horse Races; National Guard; Equestrian Club, Riyadh; Research Center, Dirab; King Abdul Aziz University Equestrian Club, Jeddah; Around Riyadh; Around Jeddah. 'These unique photographs bring the image of the Arabian horse up to date: ...its speed on the race tracks, its discipline in the riding schools and its splendour as the mount of the National Guard. But even under modern conditions, the Arab horse is still pinned to that dramatic and familiar backdrop--the desert, the harsh environment which helped mould the Arab as the world's most beautiful and admired breed..." Oversized, 3#. ; Photographs; 8 1/2 x 12; 111 pages; Cover has light bumping. DJ has light bumping, rubbing; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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19 Conley, Kevin Stud Adventures in Breeding
New York City Bloomsbury Publishing 2002 1582341842 / 9781582341842 First English Edition Second Printing; Hardcover 
Cover is black with gold lettering on spine. Brown monochrome endpapers. Pages are clean and tight. This is a NEW book. Looks at the elite, exclusive world of thoroughbred horse breeding, which must still be done by live cover for the foal to be eligible for registry with The Jockey Club [the thoroughbred, race horse registry]. Also looks at Quarter Horses and Standardbreds, as well as wild/feral horses. Every horse you see in a horse race, in America and most English speaking countries, is the result of this age old process. "Cheap stud, top stud, old stud, wild stud, from the Hall of Fame horse to the harem stallion with his wild herd, Stud looks at intimate acts in idyllic settngs and the billion dollar business behind them". Fascinating read. ; Remainder; 6 1/2 x 9 1/2; 209 pages; NEW. Very slight bumping; black remainder mark. DJ has light rubbing; in a mylar cover. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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20 Corbishley, Mike and Hazel Mary Martell The Vikings At a Glance
New York Peter Bedrick Books 1998 0872265587 / 9780872265585 Hardcover Near Fine 
Cover is glazed boards. Pages are clean and tight; printed on alkaline paper, with reinforced binding. This is a NEW book. Extensively illustrated with dozens of color drawings. Starts with a time chart from 700-1400. Chapters are: Site-seeing--A Guide to the Viking World; Homelands of the Vikings; Trade and Transport; Kings and Things; Viking Society; Everyday Life; Warriors and Raiders; Viking Builders; Words and Pictures; Religion; After the Vikings; Glossary. ; Color Illustrations; 7 x 9 3/4; 30 pages; Cover has slight shelfwear. 
Price: 7.75 USD
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