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The Czechoslovak Cookbook

By: Brizova, Joza; Et Al.

Price: $13.25

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1965

Seller ID: 8283

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


International Cook Book Series Series; 8.30 X 5.70 X 1.10 inches; 282 pages; Hard cover is blue with grey spine. Dark blue lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight. No sticky fingerprints, or food blotches, a few upper corners are creased. DJ has light rubbing/sunning/scuffing; a 1" discoloration mark on bottom of front flap. Translated by Adrienna Vahala. In Czechoslovakia, a country known for fine cooks, a copy of "Varime Zdrave Chutne a Hospodarne" gr... View more info

Ancient Art Of The American Woodland Indians Exhibition Catalogue

By: Brose, David S, James A. Brown, and David W. Penney

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, in Association With the Detroit Institute of Arts: 1985

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 5434

ISBN: 0895581051

Condition: Near Fine


Softcover is heavy, glazed paper. Grey spine with burgundy lettering. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Lavishly illustrated with 141 color and b/w plates; 32 figures; and a map. This is an exhibition catalogue for a show that appeared at: The National Gallery of Art, Washington , D. C. , March 17 - August 4, 1985; The Detroit Institute of Arts, September 2 - November 11, 1985; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, December 16 - March 2, 1986. Printed and bound... View more info

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The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore

By: Brown, Alan

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, University Alabama Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7358

ISBN: 081730813X

Condition: Very Good+


B & W photographs; 8.48 X 5.49 X 0.52 inches; xi,158 pages; Label with number taped onto bottom of front; blue stamps on end papers and couple of pages through out book. OTW, pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Soft cover is rust colored with black lettering on spine. Illustrated with 9 b/w photographs. Book is divided into geographic sections of Alabama, to recount the tales. Bibliography. "..is the first scholarly collection of ghostlore from throughou... View more info

Memories of 'Abdu'l-Baha Recollections of the Early Days of the Baha'i Faith in California

By: Brown, Ramona Allen

Price: $51.75

Publisher: Wilmette, IL, Baha'i Publishing Trust: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7843

ISBN: 0877431280

Condition: New


B&W Photographs; 8.40 X 5.40 X 0.60 inches; Soft cover is white with blue lettering on front and spine. Pages are clean and tight. This is a NEW book. Illsutrated with 25 b/w photographs. "....is a moving account of the early days fo the Baha'i Faith in California, days highlighted by the visit in 1912 of 'Abdu' l-Baha, the son of the Prophet-Founder of the Bahai' Faith. The author [1889-1975] speaks from a unique vantage point, for she was one of the earliest Baha'i... View more info

Memories of 'Abdu'l-Baha Recollections of the Early Days of the Baha'i Faith in California

By: Brown, Ramona Allen

Price: $63.25

Publisher: Wilmette, IL, Baha'i Publishing Trust: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8812

ISBN: 0877431280

Condition: New


B&W Photographs; 8.40 X 5.40 X 0.60 inches; xxiii, 144 pages; Soft cover has a white spine with blue lettering. Pages are clean and tight, a NEW book. Illustrated with 25 b/w photographs. "...is a moving account of the early days of the Baha'i Faith in California, days highlighted by the visit in 1912 of 'Abdu'l-Baha, the son of the Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith. The author speaks from a unique vantage point, for she was one of the earliest Bahai'is in th San F... View more info

Contending with Catastrophe Jewish Perspectives on September 11th

By: Broyde, Michael J.

Price: $53.25

Publisher: New York, K'hal Publishing: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8882

ISBN: 1602040184

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


9.10 X 6.30 X 1 inches; xiii,265 pages; Advanced review copy. Stamped inside front cover is 'Thompson-Shxxx xamagedxx xxxx Not for Resale'. Navy blue with gold lettering on spine. Sewn spine. This is a NEW book. Pages crisp, clean and tight. DJ has faint rubbing; in a mylar cover. 'his book is really two books: a discussion of halachic issues related to the 9/11 disaster, and a more theoretical set of essays relating to a wider variety of tragedies'. Index. View more info

The Earth Under Sky Bear's Feet: Native American Poems Of The Land Signed Copy

By: Bruchac, Joseph

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Scholastic: 1996

Seller ID: 6876

Condition: Very Good+


Soft cover is stapled wraps. Inside the front cover is an inscription and SIGNATURE OF THE AUTHOR, dated 1996. Pages are clean and tight, overall; first 3 leaves are loose at bottom, but still attached the rest of the way to the book. Illustrated with lavish, colored pictures. Pages not numbered. ISBN in book is 0590131532. ; Color Illustrations; 8 1/2 x 11; Unpaginated pages; Cover has light shelf wear, rubbing/scuffing, bumping; owner's name written inside front cover.... View more info

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Sharp Stars

By: Bryan, Sharon

Price: $9.50

Publisher: BOA Editions Ltd.: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9368

ISBN: 193441428X

Condition: New


American Poets Continuum Series; 8.80 X 5.90 X 0.40 inches; 103 pages; Soft cover is NEW. Pages are clean and tight. Khaki colored spine with white lettering. "Established poet Sharon Bryan debuts ten years of poems blending themes of biology, astronomy, and music." winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award for 2009. View more info

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Samurai 1550-1600 Weapons ---- Armour----Tactics

By: Bryant, Anthony & Angus McBride

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Oxford, England, Osprey Publishing: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 6969

ISBN: 1855323451

Condition: Very Good+


Warrior Series Series; B & W and Color; 10 X 7.60 X 0.20 inches; 64 pages; Later printing, 2001. Softcover has light shelf wear, bumping, rubbing/scuffing. Red spine with white lettering. Lavishly illustrated with 51 b/w drawings and photographs and 12 full page color plates. "The definitive source fof information on the weapons, armour, tactics and motivation of history's fighting men. ....Highly detailed cutaways and exploded artwork of the weaponry and armour, com... View more info

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Sexual Practices and the Medieval Church

By: Bullough, Vern L. ; and James A. Brundage

Price: $57.75

Publisher: Buffalo, New York, Prometheus Books: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9835

ISBN: 0879752688

Condition: Near Fine


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, almost half by Bullough, and 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 Boccaci... View more info

The Anatomy of Melancholy

By: Burton, Robert

Price: $55.50

Publisher: Birmingham, Alabama, Usa, The Classics of Medicine Library: 1986

Seller ID: 7743

Condition: Near Fine


Classics of Medicine Library Series; 6 X 9 x 2; xviii, 748 pages; Hard cover is full leather bound with genuine top-grain cowhide, all edges gilded with with brass-die stamped 22 karat gold. Light bumping to some corners. Raised bands on spine. Sewn in silk ribbon book marker. Marbled end papers. An absolutely gorgeous special edition of this medical classic. Contents prepared from the Tegg English edition of 1845, courtesy of The Reynolds Historical Library. Laid in is ... View more info

THE GLASS HARMONICA A Lexicon of the Fantastical [ 1st ]

By: Byfield, Barbara Ninde

Price: $47.75

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Company: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7994

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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 fr... View more info

The Squash History, Folklore, Ancient Recipes

By: Capatti, Alberto & Giuseppe Vaccarini

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Konemann: 1998

Seller ID: 5982

ISBN: 3829014627

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Hard cover has illustrated cover, same as DJ. Black spine with orange lettering. Illustrated end papers, showing all kinds of gorgeous squash. Oblong shaped. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with dozens of color photographs to accompany the luscious recipes. First published in Italian, 1996. Translated by Pamela Marwood/Ros Schawartz Translations, London. Printed in Hungary. Background on the squash until page 24. Then recipes, from the Renais... View more info

Voices From The Mountains Life and Struggle in the Appalachian South--The Words, the Faces, the Songs, the Memories of the People Who Live It

By: Carawan, Guy and Candie

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7042

ISBN: 0394709322

Condition: Very Good


Remainder; B&W Illustrations & music; 9 x 11; xiv, 231 pages; Cover has light bumping, rubbing/scuffing, a red mark on bottom of pages, and hole, as if from a paper punch, in the upper right hand corner of the front. End papers and inside covers have some foxing. Oblong shaped. Black spine with gold lettering. Otherwise, pages are clean and tight. Exhaustively illustrated with dozens of b/w photographs and even songs. People, notes, bibliography. View more info

X-Files "Red Museum": Episode #2X10 Story No. 4322; October 24, 1994 (Blue)

By: Carter, Chris, Writer; Directed by Win Phelps

Price: $14.25

Publisher: 20th Century Fox: 1995

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 5857

Condition: Very Good+


Soft cover has stiff black, plastic strips on top and bottom holding pages in place. Appears as if unused; pages are tight and unmarked. Some extra pages added in, such as 53A, along with page #53; page count is 55+. ; Authorized Orginal Shooting Script Series; 8 1/2 x 11; 55+ pages; Cover has light rubbing/scuffing; faint signs of sticker residue on plasticized cover. View more info

The Boomerang Book

By: Cassidy, John

Price: $26.75

Publisher: Palo Alto, CA, Klutz: 1985

Seller ID: 8948

ISBN: 0932592074

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; 10 x 15; 58 pages; Soft cover has stapled wraps. Bumping, rubbing, scuffing to covers, but Boomerang is still cleanly attached to cover, appears as if unused. Book shows signs of exposure to damp, w/ light rippling on pages. But pages are clean and tight, and easy to read. Illustrated with many b/w drawings, photographs and diagrams. Besides the fun of using the Boomerang, fascinating history of the item. "Being an introduction to the art of throwi... View more info

House Mottoes And Inscriptions: Old And New New and Revised Edition Illustrated

By: Caulfeild, S. F. A.

Price: $19.75

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Singing Tree Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 6939

Condition: Near Fine


Cover is brown with gold lettering on spine. Tan endpapers. Pages are clean and tight. Interior of book appears as if unused. Looks like one of those books that gets purchased and then just sits around for decades, untouched except for occasionally moving it from hither to yon. Illustrated with b/w photos. This is a reprint of the title originally published in 1908, London, by Elliot Stock, Paternoster Row, E. C.. Sections are: Introduction: Ancient Inscriptions; English... View more info

Medieval Carvings in Exeter Cathedral with a Note on the Art of the Exeter Carvers By Nikolaus Pevsner

By: Cave, C. J. P.

Price: $17.25

Publisher: Penguin: 1953

Seller ID: 9413

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Vol. 41; B&W Illustrations; 5 1/4 x 7 1/4; 45 pages; Hard cover is illustrated with red box, with white lettering, on front cover, and same on spine. Some sunning and light bumping to covers. Pages are clean and tight. DJ has light rubbing, sunning, scuffing, a few nicks along the top; in a mylar cover. Extensively illustrated with 64 b/w plates, including a diagram of the cathedral. Includes a note on the art of the Exeter carvers by renowned art historian Nikolaus Pevs... View more info

The Seventh Day The Story of the Jewish Sabbath

By: Chaikin, Miriam

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1980

Seller ID: 5250

ISBN: 0385149190

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Hardcover is red with gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; appears almost as if unused. Original B/W woodcuts by David Frampton. "Rather than being a time of deprivation, of doing without, the Sabbath is for observant Jews the most joyous holiday of all and a time for celebration. The cares of daily life are set aside and a new, spiritual life is entered into as they keep this covenant with the Lord and praise creation. For them, the Sabbath is the que... View more info

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The Jade Door Erotic Stories from Ancient China

By: Chaiko

Price: $12.25

Publisher: New York, NBM Publishing: 2011

Seller ID: 9480

ISBN: 1561636061

Condition: New


Color Illustrations; 9 1/4 x 12 1/4; 64 pages; Adult subject matter. Hard cover has glazed boards. Red spine with yellow lettering. NEW book, sealed in publisher's shrinkwrap. Graphic Novel, illustrated with color pictures. "...presents erotic stories from ancient China by leading Chinese artists. Beautiful Asian women opening themselveds to forbidden temptations, delicately rendered in exquisite watercolors and painting. A beautiful and very arousing album from the ... View more info