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The Business Of Bookbinding

By: Philip, Alex J.

Price: $105.50

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul, London: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7912

Condition: Very Good


B&W Illustrations; 5 1/4 x 7 1/4; viii, 223 pages; Red cloth hard cover has faded gold lettering on spine. Cover has sunning, bumping, rubbing, some stains. The true first edition from 1912. Front end page has tidy notation as to when and where acquired in 1995, plus pencil numbers. Sides of text block have some staining/marks. Overall, pages are clean and tight. Bound in are 4 pages, with folds, of cover samples, some cloth, some leather. Where the samples were glued to the pages, some glue bleeding on back side of page. Missing one leather [parchment] sample. Illustrated with many b/w pictur... View more info

Early Estes Park Narratives: Volume I: Discovery, Settlement, and Recreation

By: Pickering, James H. , editor

Price: $31.00

Publisher: Estes Park, CO, Alpenaire Publishing, Inc: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10439

ISBN: 1890787051

Condition: Very Good+


Soft cover is green with black lettering on the spine. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Includes 22 b/w illustrations, photographs, drawings and a map of the park at the beginning. Notes; index. "The documents collected in these volumes cover roughly the period from the discovery of Estes Park by Joel Estes in 1859 to the death of Charles Edwin Hewes, the genial and much-loved proprietor of [the] Hewes-Kirkwood Inn in 1946". Very scarce title. ; B&W Illustrations & map; 6 X 9; 234 pages; Cover has slight shelf wear, rubbing, bumping and a couple of very small, brownish ... View more info

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Chicago Stained Glass

By: R, Erne & Erne R. Frueh & Florence Frueh

Price: $15.25

Publisher: Chicago, Loyola Press: 1998

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 8824

ISBN: 0829410309

Condition: Very Good


Color Illustrations; 9.96 X 8.53 X 0.41 inches; 160 pages; Soft cover is the rich blue of some of the glass included in the book, with white lettering on the spine. Light rubbing, bumping, corner creasing to cover; many pages have bottom corner lightly creased. Gift bookplate on half title page; Presented to Erin and Pat O'Brien. In gratitude for your support and prayers and companionship with me on the journey, 'Ad Marjorem Dei Gloriam' William P. O'Brien, SJ, June 5, 2001, signed by Father O'Brien, a renowned scholar. Lavishly illustrated with ca. 86, mostly color, photographs of magnificent... View more info

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Monuments in the Landscape by Paul Rainbird

By: Rainbird, Paul

Price: $32.25

Publisher: Stroud, England, The History Press: 1883

Seller ID: 10557

ISBN: 075244283X

Condition: New


2008-04-04 Series; B/w maps and illustrations; 7 x 9 3/4; 256 pages; Soft cover has blue spine with white lettering. Illustrated with 64 b/w maps and pictures. This book brings together some major studies influenced by these approaches. Prehistory is covered in studies of south-west and southern England, as well as Wales, France and Portugal; Romano-British remains are considered from Salisbury Plain and the Peak District; the medieval period ranges from Sutton Hoo to the Yorkshire Wolds and Carew Castle in Wales; the post-medieval and modern periods take us to the Scottish High-lands and Isla... View more info

The Sixth Great Oriental Monarchy Or the Geography, History and Antiquities of Parthia, Collected and Illustrated from Ancient and Modern Sources

By: Rawlinson, George

Price: $36.50

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co: 1900

Seller ID: 9289

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Cover is green boards with gold lettering on spine. 2 fold out maps. Colored frontispiece of the Ruins of Great Palace at Hatra. Tissue between frontispiece and title page. No date listed on title or copyright page, but preface is dated 1872; probable first American edition, published around 1900. Last page of book lists other titles by Rawlinson. Pages are clean and tight; illustrated with b/w drawings, and 2 fold out maps. The Parthian Empire is a fascinating period of Persian history closely connected to Greece and Rome. Ruling from 247 B. C. To A. D. 228 in ancient Persia (Iran) , the Part... View more info

The Rock Riseth: George H. Thomas At Logan's Crossroads

By: Reid, J. Richard

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Central City, KY, Printing and Office Supply: 1988

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 7081

Condition: Very Good+


B/w maps and photographs; 5 1/2 x 8 3/4; iii, 37 pages; Soft cover is stapled wraps. Cream cover with brown lettering. Previous owner's name neatly stamped on title page, along with written date 'August 1996'. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with 6 b/w photographs, 2 b/w maps and 2 charts/timetables. Also known as the 'Battle of Mill Springs,' there is a brochure with this title, with a map and main leaders listed, laid in. The Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky, fought on January 19, 1862 near Nancy, Kentucky led to the first significant Union victory of the Civil War. Here at Mill Sprin... View more info

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Looking At Paintings: Horses

By: Roalf, Peggy [Series editor Jacques Lowe]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York City, Hyperion Books for Children: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4222

ISBN: 156282306X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Hardcover is cream colored with gold lettering on front and spine. Reinforced, stitched library binding. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Extensively illustrated with color and b/w pictures of horses from prehistory through to the 20th century. Includes art by: Greek artists; Qian Xuan; Persian artists; Benozzo Gozzoli; Raphael; German artists; Washington Allston; Benjamin Marshall; Edward Hicks; Edouard Manet; Pierre-Auguste Renoir; Edgar Degas; Frederic Remington; Paul Guagin; Raoul Dufy; Diego Rivera; Bill Traylor; Rene Magritte; glossary, index. From cave paintings to the pre... View more info

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Looking At Paintings: Horses

By: Roalf, Peggy [Series editor Jacques Lowe]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York City, Hyperion Books for Children: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4223

ISBN: 156282306X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Hardcover is cream colored with gold lettering on front and spine. Reinforced, stitched library binding. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Extensively illustrated with color and b/w pictures of horses from prehistory through to the 20th century. Includes art by: Greek artists; Qian Xuan; Persian artists; Benozzo Gozzoli; Raphael; German artists; Washington Allston; Benjamin Marshall; Edward Hicks; Edouard Manet; Pierre-Auguste Renoir; Edgar Degas; Frederic Remington; Paul Guagin; Raoul Dufy; Diego Rivera; Bill Traylor; Rene Magritte; glossary, index. From cave paintings to the pre... View more info

Barbuda Reconnaissance

By: Russell, Richard J. and William G. McIntire

Price: $24.50

Publisher: Baton Rouge, La, Louisiana State University Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1257

Condition: Near Fine


Cover is heavy blue paper with title label on front. Errata page tipped in. Illustrated with b/w maps and 45 b/w photos. Barbuda, a northeastern island of the Lesser Antilles, is surrounded by coral reefs and shallow water that excludes landings by other than small craft. The 1100 inhabitants are descended from slaves who live as a highly socialistic group... This paper describes Recent and late Pleistocene reefal and calstic deposits, gives considerable attention to origin of beach cusps and accretion depostis with conspicuous beach-ridge systems.... ; Louisiana State University Coastal Studi... View more info

The Rise and Fall of Civilizations Modern Archaeological Approaches to Ancient Cultures

By: Sabloff, Jeremy A. & C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Menlo Park, CA, Cummings: 1974

Seller ID: 9185

ISBN: 0846567067

Condition: Very Good


figures; 3 X 2.40 X 0.50 inches; 485 pages; Soft cover has brown spine with white lettering, but orange covers. Covers have some sunning, fading, rubbing, scuffing, bumping. Bookstore price stamped on half title page. Pages have some bumping, but are clean and tight. Illustrated with some b/w figures. Selected readings, by various authors, comprise the text. Covers societies around the world. View more info

Wallpaper In Interior Decoration

By: Saunders, Gill

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Watson- Guptill Publications: 2002

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 3600

ISBN: 0823056228

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Cover is black with gold lettering on spine. Tawny endpapers. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Lavishly illustrated with 139 color photos. Originally published in UK by the V&A Publications, 2002. Some of the chapters are: Who Used Wallpaper and Where? ; Textile Influences on Wallpaper; Chinese Wallpapers and Chinoiserie Styles; William Morris; Nostalgia and Reproduction; notes; bibliography; index. Wallpaper has a long and fascinating history, whether actually made of paper, or from more exotic and expensive materials such as silk, damask, velvet, etc. Until fairly recently in h... View more info

The Memel Medal

By: Scapini, Antonio

Price: $57.50

Publisher: Richmond, MI, B & D Publishing: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8543

ISBN: 0989364631

Condition: New


B & W and Color; 9.40 X 7 X 0.70 inches; 159 pages; Hard cover is glazed boards with red lettering on black spine. Pages are clean and tight. Lavishly illustrated with more than 500 photographs. Bound-in red satin bookmark. On over 150 pages. Scapini presents not only all known original variations of this fairly rare medal, but also shows all the known fakes. The history of the medal as well as the packages and the documents are also part of this important book. "The Return of Memel Commemorative Medal (Medaille zur Erinnerung an die Heimkehr des Memellandes; 22. März 1939) was a decorati... View more info

Historic Aboriginal Groups Of The California Delta Region No. 2; Vol. 23

By: Schenck, W. Egbert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, University of California Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1300

Condition: Near Fine


True first edition. Cover is heavy, gray paper with black lettering on front. Pages 123-146. Pages are clean and tight. Published November 13, 1926. Illustrated with one table and 2 b/w drawings. Sections are: Historical Accounts [1772-1834]; Size of Population; Situation of Population; Classification of Population; Food Supplies; Aboriginal Intercourse. Covers archaeological research done in Central California. ; University of California Publications in American Archaeology Series; Vol. 23; B&W Illustrations; 7 x 10 3/4; 23 pages; Cover has sunning, edge wear; owner's name written in upper ri... View more info

In The Holy Land Paintings by David Roberts 1830

By: Schuler, Wolfgang

Price: $27.00

Publisher: London, Studio Editions: 1991

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 1809

ISBN: 1858914272

Condition: Near Fine


Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Originally published in Israel in 1991. "David Roberts was born in 1796 in Stockbridge near Edinburgh and grew up in an extremely poor environment. The impact of the Holy Land on the future highly regarded painter is revealed in the 32 colour plates (most of which appeared in the first volume of the original deluxe edition) , which have seldom been printed so extensively and in such a large format since then". Extensively illustrated with 26 b/w pictures and 32 full page sized color plates. Oversized. ; Color Illustrations; 11 x 15; 64 pag... View more info

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Trail of Feathers In Search of the Birdmen of Peru

By: Shah, Tahir

Price: $23.75

Publisher: New York, Arcade Publishing: 2002

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 9137

ISBN: 1559706139

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; Hard cover tan with ivory spine, with bronze lettering on spine. Slight bumping. DJ has light rubbing. Pages are clean and tight; appears as if unused. Illustrated with 21 b/w photographs and a b/w map of Peru. 'Being the type of guy who hangs about at shrunken head auctions, sleeps in hotel rooms washed in human blood and traverses the U. S. For a month without ever leaving an airport, Shah (Sorcerer's Apprentice) is comfortable in strange company. So when a fellow shrunken head devotee sends him a rust-colored feather dipped in blood and tells him ... View more info

International Needlework Designs 50 Designs from 17 Countries

By: Silverstein, Mira

Price: $11.25

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1978

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 4490

ISBN: 0684151693

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Hardcover is white with black, Oriental, line drawing on front and back covers. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with 100+ b/w drawings, patterns, designs and 42 color plates. Lists how to, background, patterns, backgrounds, etc. , on American, English, Irish, Scandinavian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Hungarian, Rumanian, Guatemalan, San Blas Applique, Dahomey, Israeli, turkish, Indian, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Japanese needlework. Also has stitchery details, and bibliography. Oversized, 3#. ; B & W illustrations; 8 1/2 x 11; 180 pages; Cover has light bumping and shelf wear. DJ has some... View more info

Contemporary Doorways Architectural Entrances, Transitions and Thresholds

By: Slessor, Catherine

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Octopus Publishing Group Ltd.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1936

ISBN: 1840005092

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Cover is green with silver lettering on spine. Octopus Publishing Group, Ltd. , Londo. Green endpapers. DJ in a mylar cover. Extensively illustrated with 120+ color photos. Pages are clean and tight; this is a NEW book. Sections are: The Doorway: A History; Eclectic Entrances; Public Facades; Outside In; Transitions & Thresholds. Fascinating look at a very specific aspect of architecture and the role it plays. Oversized, 5#. ; Photographs; 9 x 11 1/4; 176 pages; NEW. Cover has slight bumping; in a mylar cover. View more info

A Museum of Early American Tools

By: Sloane, Eric

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls Co.: 1964

Seller ID: 151

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Hard cover is brown with black lettering on front and spine. Orange paper DJ. B/w illustrated end papers. Pages are clean and tight. Illustrated with over 100, beautifully drawn and detailed b/w drawings, by the author. "Why would a backwoods farmer forge an axe with classic decorations on it? Where di the maker of this hand-made tool get his knowledge of Greek symmetry? ...enjoys describing those accomplishments of a proud and individualistic world...." When looking at the section on blacksmith tools, in the year 2011 not that much has changed in what farriers [horse shoers] use, from... View more info

Asia And North America: Transpacific Contacts No. 9, for the Society for American Archaeology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science: Supplement to American Antiquity, Volume XVIII, Number 3, Part 2, January 1953

By: Smith, Marian W. , Ed.

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT, Society for American Archaeology: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1301

Condition: Near Fine


True first edition. Cover is heavy, two-toned brown paper with brown lettering on front. Pages are clean and tight; appearing as if unused. This is a supplement to American Antiquity, Vol. XVIII, No. #, Part 2, January 1953. Illustrated wtih 27 b/w photos and drawings. Covers various aspects of Asian and Northwest American archaeology, looking at agriculture and pottery, amongst other possible items of interaction. ; Memoirs of the Society for American Archaeology Series; B&W Illustrations; 7 x 10; 97 pages; Cover has edge wear and slight sunning. View more info

Isle Royale Shipwrecks

By: Stonehouse, Frederick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Autrain, MI, Avery Color Studios: 1983

Seller ID: 6261

ISBN: 0932212085

Condition: Very Good


Soft cover is heavy, glazed paper. White spine with black lettering. Pages are clean and tight. Reprinted in October 1983. Illustrated with b/w photographs and drawings. Isle Royale sits in the western part of Lake Superior, the northernmost, and largest, of the Great Lakes. It's famous for it's wolf and moose population, and limited access. "In terms of an overview of Lake Superior shipping history, Isle Royale is largely unimportant. Other than some relatively minor activity with copper mining, furs and fishing, lake comerce was sparse...With the exception of several ships, the wrecks oc... View more info