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Wedding Cakes and Cultural History

By: Charsley, Simon R.

Price: $45.75

Publisher: London, Routledge: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6100

ISBN: 0415026490

Condition: 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 b... View more info

The Ontogeny Of Communication In The Stumptail Macaque (contributions To Urimatology)

By: Chevalier-Skolnikoff, S.

Price: $26.25

Publisher: Basel, S Karger Pub: 1974

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7774

ISBN: 3805516479

Condition: Very Good


Macaca Arctoides Series; Ex-Library; Vol. 2; B&W Illustrations; 6 1/4 x 9; ix, 174 pages; This is originally a soft bound journal publication; hard bound in a library rebind material. Orange with white lettering on the spine. Typical former library markings, pocket, etc. Stamped with name of college on all sides of text block. Overall, pages are clean and tight, does not appear to have been much circulated. Illustrated with 31 b/w figures and 24 tables. 2 appendices; ind... View more info

CHRISTIE'S HONG KONG IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART: Hong Kong, Tuesday 2 November 1999

By: Christie's

Price: $87.25

Publisher: Hong Kong, Christie's Hong Kong Limited: 1999

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7710

Condition: As New


Christie's Auction Catalog Series; Photographs; 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 3/4; 200+ pages; Soft cover has slight rubbing. Red spine with black lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Pages not numbered, ca. 200+. Laid in a typed sheet with auction results. Provides exhange rates for day of auction in US $, Deutsche Marks; Francs, Yen, Lira, Canadian, etc. Bound in at back of catalogue is a brochure for Au Bak Ling Collection. Lavishly illustrated with dozens of photographs. Oversiz... View more info

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Tarot unveiled The method to its magic

By: Clarson, Laura E

Price: $25.25

Publisher: Stamford, Ct,, Visionary Enterprises: 1988

Seller ID: 8452

ISBN: 0880793562

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Illustrations; 5 1/2 x 8 1/2; vi, 144 pages; Slight rubbing to covers. Purple spine with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with b/w pictures. A comprehensive Tarot instruction book, featuring the Hanson-Roberts Tarot deck. Includes many innovations created by the author, including: a precision timing system, modernized meanings, how the Tarot "works", specific combinations, "Suggested Advice" section for eac... View more info

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Navy Football Gridiron Legends and Fighting Heroes

By: Clary, Jack T.

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Annapolis, MD, Naval Institute Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5617

ISBN: 1557501068

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket


Hard cover is tan, faux leather, with N and star blind stamped on front; gold lettering on spine. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Illustrated with dozens of b/w photographs. Stated first printing. Some of the chapters are: Roaring Twenties---and How! 1920-1929; Buzz, Dusty, Slade, and the Gang: 1930-1939; Hardin and Heisman Way: Joe Bellino and Roger Staubach: 1959-1964; Army vs. Navy; The Bowls; Appendix: Ships Named for Navy Football Lettermen; bibliogra... View more info

Cable cars past and present.

By: Clauss, F. J.

Price: $13.25

Publisher: Menlo Park, CA, Briarcliff Press, Inc.: 1982

Seller ID: 8287

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Photographs; 11.7 x 6.1 ; v, 113 pages; Soft cover has white spine with black lettering. Light shelf wear, rubbing, scuffing to covers; faint sticker residue on back cover. . Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Extensively illustrated with dozens of b/w photographs. ".. Cable cars operated in 27 other American cities and 6 foreign countries. Los Angeles, not San Francisco, boasted the cable car line with the steepest grade; Chicago had the most miles... View more info

Army Talk: A Familiar Dictionary Of Soldier Speech

By: Colby, Elbridge

Price: $15.75

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1942

Seller ID: 8605

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Hardcover is tan with tan lettering in black box on spine. Overall pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w drawings. "...written for soldiers, and the friends and relatives of soldiers....It is rich in human interest and in the spirit of the US Army....includes slang terms of both recent and ancient origin....." This book takes you a step back over seven decades, to what the American military might have sounded like just before and during WW II. ; B & W i... View more info

FANTASIA LIMITED COMMEMORATIVE EDITION

By: Company, Walt Disney

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Walt Disney Company: 1991

Seller ID: 7311

Condition: Fine


Color Illustrations; 11 1/2 x 14/12 x 2; 29+ pages; Slip cased set. Slip case is dark blue with gold lettering on spine. All pieces to set included. Color Mickey Mouse decal on front; case has some rubbing/scuffing/bumping, in VG condition. Set includes the 29 page booklet, appears as if unused and Certificate of authenticity, special lithograph in its protective envelope, along with proof of purchase slip. Music with Leopold Stokowski and the the Philadelphia Orchestra.... View more info

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Life on the Ohio

By: Coomer, James & Captain James Coomer

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Lexington, KY, University Press of Kentucky: 1997

Seller ID: 8433

ISBN: 0813120004

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Ohio River Valley Series; Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 9.33 X 6.28 X 0.85 inches; xx, 179 pages; Hard cover is blue with slight rubbing. DJ, in mylar cover, is taped to book. Typical former library markings. This book appears as if rarely, or never, circulated. Pages are very clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Endpapers have map of the Ohio River Valley. "When young James Coomer was offered a job as deckhand on the tugboat Pat Murphy at a dollar an ... View more info

Concise International Dictionary of Mechanics and Geology. English, French, German and Spanish.

By: Cooper, S. A.

Price: $13.25

Publisher: London, Cassell,: 1949

Seller ID: 7657

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


4 1/2 x 7 1/2; 400 pages; Hard cover is red with black lettering on spine. Light bumping. Previous owner's name neatly written on front free page. DJ has light bumping, rubbing, scuffing, and edge wear. "An invaluable aid for the engineer & manufacturer engaged in export trade". Still an invaluable asset to those in need of such terms and phrases in many languages. View more info

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Toto Trouble #3 The Ace of Jokers

By: Coppee, Thierry

Price: $16.75

Publisher: New York, Papercutz: 2015

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 10335

ISBN: 1629911771

Condition: New


Color Illustrations; 6 1/2 x 9; 62 pages; Soft cover has blue spine with white and red lettering. NEW book. Every page is filled with colored cells in this graphic novel about Toto. They're all back! The schoolteacher, the coach, friends and family all together for a new school year along with the incorrigible Toto. F, F, F--Toto's report card isn't awesome. For proof, he's just failed yet another math quiz. Toto may not be at the head of the class in addition, but he IS... View more info

The Art of Syrian Cookery

By: Corey, Helen

Price: $65.25

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8924

ISBN: 0385002955

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Book Club Edition; B&W Illustrations; 6 3/4 x 9; 186 pages; Hard cover is black with gold lettering and blue symbols on cover and spine. Light rubbing, bumping, scuffing to boards. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused, no food spatter or sticky finger prints on pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. DJ has lots of rubbing, bumping, scuffing, knicks and chips, as well as a liquid mark on back; in a mylar cover. This book contains an array of 240 recipes from ... View more info

The New Deal in Money, As Broadcast by Rev. Charles E. Coughlin Over a National Network: October, November, and December---1933

By: Coughlin, Charles E

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Detroit, MI, Radio League of the Little Flower: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5319

ISBN: B0006D64BA

Condition: Very Good


Softcover is grey with black lettering on the front. Pages are clean and tight. Laid in is an unused, application slip. Father Coughlin is the famous, or infamous, priest who preached from The Shrine of the Little Flower, Royal Oak, Michigan, during the years leading up to World War 2. Here he takes on Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Later he was known for his virulent anti-semitism, along with Henry Ford. The church still stands on Woodward Avenue in Royal Oak. But access ... View more info

Tipperary Historical Journal 2003/irisleabhair Staire Thiobraid Arann

By: County Tipperary Historical Society

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Ireland, County Tipperary Historical Society: 2003

Seller ID: 6373

Condition: Very Good+


Softcover, blue spine with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings, charts, etc. Includes 15 articles and a book review section. Some of the articles: Raymond O’Connor, Retaining relevance through reaction: Muintir na Tire 1931-71 (As a community development organisation, Muintir na Tire was strong in this county and their publications have lots of information about social and economic conditions and attitudes in the 1930s... View more info

Tipperary Historical Journal 2002/irisleabhair Staire Thiobraid Arann

By: County Tipperary Historical Society

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Ireland, County Tipperary Historical Society: 2002

Seller ID: 6374

Condition: Very Good+


Softcover, blue spine with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings, charts, etc. Includes 13 articles and a book review section. Some of the articles: Denis G. Marnane, Tipperary town one hundred years ago: issues of identity; a special section on Marcu Bourke: an appreciation. Scarce journal. The Annual's original run, by the County Tipperary Historical Society, was from 1988-2007. ; Irisleabhair Staire Thiobraid Arann Seri... View more info

Tipperary Historical Journal 2000/irisleabhair Staire Thiobraid Arann

By: County Tipperary Historical Society

Price: $16.75

Publisher: Ireland, County Tipperary Historical Society: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10276

Condition: Very Good+


Softcover, blue spine with white lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with b/w photographs, drawings, charts, etc. Includes 18 articles and a book review section. Some of the articles: Marlfield's coloured embroidery industry and Lady Aberdeen; Famine in south Tepperary--Part Five; Presbyterianism in the Fethard area [1690-1919]. ; Irisleabhair Staire Thiobraid Arann Series; B&W Illustrations; 7 1/4 x 9 3/4; viii, 214 pages; Cover has light shelf wear, bumpi... View more info

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The Civil War Songbook Complete Original Sheet Music for 37 Songs

By: Crawford, Richard

Price: $11.25

Publisher: New York, Dover Publications: 1977

Seller ID: 9739

ISBN: 0486234223

Condition: Very Good+


Dover Song Collections Series; B&W Illustrations; 9 x12; 157 pages; Soft cover has a green spine with white lettering. Light rubbing, scuffing, bumping to covers. Illustrated with original b/w covers for the sheet music. 37 songs reproduced from original sheet music of 1860s era, with tunes, lurics, full piano parts. Balso brief historical information on songs and composers, several of them women. Several songs also have multiple vocal parts. Terrific collection, great r... View more info

Spanish American Life

By: Crow, John A.

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt Co: 1944

Seller ID: 9564

Condition: Very Good-


Ex-Library; Maps and B&W Illustrations; 5 1/2 x 8 ; xxvii, 288, xlvi pages; Hard cover has cream colored spine with black lettering. Light rubbing, sunning, scuffing and a few spots to covers; former owner's name neatly written on front end paper. Stamped on title page 'German Dept. , Wayne University [now Wayne State University], Detroit, Michigan'. No other library markings on book. Originally published in 1941, this one marked September, 1945. Illustrated with 2 colo... View more info

White Buffalo Woman An Indian Legend

By: Crowl, Christine

Price: $11.25

Publisher: Chamberlain, SD, Tipi Press: 1991

Seller ID: 8651

ISBN: 1877976105

Condition: Near Fine


American Heritage Series Series; Color Illustrations; 8.5 x 11 inches ; Unpaginated pages; Soft cover is stapled wraps. Light rubbing to covers. Pages are clean and tight. Pages not numbered; 19 pages. Beautifully illustrated with brightly colored pictures. White Buffalo Calf Woman (Lakota: Pte Ska Win / Pteskawin / Ptesanwi) is a sacred woman of supernatural origin, central to the Lakota religion as the primary cultural prophet. Oral traditions relate that she brought t... View more info

The Art of English Costume

By: Cunnington, C. Willett

Price: $14.25

Publisher: London, Collins: 1948

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7818

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


B & W and Color; 6 X 9; xii, 243 pages; Hard cover is grey cloth with faded gold lettering on spine; some bumping and shelf wear. Pencil number written inside front cover, as well as previous owner's name sticker . DJ is price clipped, has many tears, rubs, bumps, crinkles. Overall, pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with dozens of plates, 4 of them in color. "C. Willett (1878 – 1961) and Phillis (1887 – 1974) Cunnington were medical doctors with a general pr... View more info