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AMERICAN CHIMNEY SWEEPS: AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF A ONCE IMPORTANT TRADE

By: George Lewis Phillips

Price: $200.00

Publisher: The Past Times Press, 1937


1st ed., 8vo, marbled boards. Limited edition (unstated number), signed by the Author George Lewis Phillips on the title page. Also inscribed by the author on the front end paper, with a pencil sketch of the Philipps by artist California/Southwestern artist Everett Gee Jackson. Fine condition without jacket, as issued. View more info

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Europe After 8:15

By: Mencken, H.L>, Nathan, George Jean; Wright, Willard Huntington.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: NY, John Lane Company, 1914


12mo, orange cloth, black titles and décor. Satiric essays about travel in Europe, written on the brink of World War I. Very good, llight edgewar, spine darkened; bookplate on front pastedown. View more info

Floor Games

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd, 1931


A good copy of the 1931 second edition in dust jacket. With marginal drawings by J. R. Sinclair. Interior is generally very clean and tight. The end papers are lightly foxed; the back of the dust jacket is moderately foxed. The dust jacket is price-clipped with several closed tears and a few open tears up to 1". View more info

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Oomingmack: The Expedition to the Musk Ox Island in the Bering Sea

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Hastings House, 1967

Edition: 1st ed.


Matthiessen was a member of the Nunivak Expedition formed to capture a group of musk ox calves to raise for their wool. Black and white photographs by the author. Book is flawless. Dustwrapper has a faded spine and faint sun line 1/4" wide along spine. View more info

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Piesk & Most: A Memorial Book (Belarus)

By: Piesk & Most Societies

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Tel Aviv, Piesk & Most Societies, 1975


1st ed. 726 pp., small 4to. A memorial to two communities in Belarus that were destroyed during the holocaust. Hardcover, gilt lettering on cover and spine, slightly stained covers. Otherwise in very good coondition.The book is in English Hebrew Yiddish, illustrated with numerous photographs. For an english translation, see http://www.jewishgen.org/yizkor/piaski/piesk.html. View more info

Rascal / A Memoir of a Better Era

By: North, Sterling

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton, 1963


4th printing, with tipped-in typed presentation (TLS) signed by North in red pencil. Lower right corner bumped, otherwise a fine copy in fine dust jacket. Winner of the Dutton Animal Book Award for 1963. View more info

Savage Automatic Pistols

By: Carr, James

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Privately Printed, 1969


1st ed. 8vo, copper cloth, 131 pp. Classic reference work on the 32 Savage automatic pistols [1907-1922]. Pristine copy in a lightly rubbed very good dust jacket. No tears or chips. View more info

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Storie della citta di Firenze dal 1410 al 1460. [History of the City of Florence]. Books 1-4.

By: Buoninsegni, Dom. di Lionardo.

Price: $450.00


Florence: Nella Stamperia di Giorgio Marescotti, 1579-1580. [The colophon is dated Florence, 1579, but the dedication to Francesco de Medici, is dated April 15, 1580.] 8vo, 1/2 vellum and purple boards, inked title on spine. Buoninsegni was a Florentine patrician, merchant and historian. Politically he held some of the city's most important offices and was a member of the broader circle of the early Medici regime. He spent the last ten years of his life completing this ... View more info

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The Art of Walt Disney . From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdoms

By: Finch, Christopher

Price: $110.00

Publisher: New York, Abrams, 1973


The true first edition (1973) with the original 3-dimensional applique of Mickey Mouse and acetate dustjacket. The book itself is in fine condition, with the white cloth still bright on the front and with just some minor soiling along the top and bottom edges of the back cover (from shelf-wear). The acetate d/w has some scuffs and a few crayon marks and has two 3" closed tears on the back a 1/2" closed tear on the front. View more info

The Book of Buried Treasure

By: Paine, Ralph

Price: $15.00


The Book of Buried Treasure: Being a True History of the Gold, Jewels, and Plate of Pirates, Galleons, Etc. Which are Sought to This Day. London: William Heinemann, 1911. 1st ed., 8vo blue cloth. 425 pp. Front hinge split at ffep, otherwise in good condition. Written by a world-renowned expert whose personal fascination with buried treasure found expression in a series of popular volumes on the history of lost treasure and treasure seekers. The author tells of treasu... View more info

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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex.

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $2,850.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1871

Edition: First


1st ed., second state. 2 vols. 8vo, publisher's dark green cloth. [Freeman no. 938 with page height of 190, board height of 195, and books by same author on verso of title leaf of Vol. 2; the first volume starts with "When" on p. 297 and no errata on verso of title page.] With the publisher's ads dated January 1871 present in both volumes. Vol 1. viii, 423pp + 16pp. advts. Vol 2: viii, [2], 475 (16 pp. advts.] Fair-Good-minus: light surface and edge wear to covers ov... View more info

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The Sleepy Lagoon Case

By: Welles, Orson

Price: $60.00


1st ed., second printing with the original 5c price at the bottom of the cover. Covers age-toned with a couple of light stains. Paper cover pulling from one of the staples, but still intact. Pencil erasures on back cover and one interior page. View more info

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The Sleepy Lagoon Case

By: Welles, Orson

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Citizens Committee for the Defense of Mexican-American Youth, 1942


1st ed., 1st printing (June 1943, limited to 10,000 copies). Generally fine condition overall with some very light spotting along edge of front cover. The prologue page has serious toning from a contemporary news clipping that was laid inside. View more info

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They All Sang

By: Edward B. Marks

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Viking Press, 1935


3rd printing (1935) but warmly inscribed by author Edward Marks to Hollywood writer/producer Jerry Wald on the birth of Wald's son. Walk wrote and produced several classic films, including the musical Stars Over Broadway and the Bogart classics Dark Passage and Key Largo. The inscription is on the front free endpaper and is dated 1942. The book itself is in fine condition except for some yellowing on the front and rear-paste-downs where the dust wrapper flaps rested agai... View more info

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This is Television

By: Carrickford, Richard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller, 1967


Third, revised edition (1967) of Ralph Steadman's first book appearance. The first edition was published in 1958 and is quite scarce. VG-Near fine copy; some erased pencil marks on end-paper and some very light foxing in upper right corner of title page. In VG d/w with a few small nicks and some light spotting on back cover. View more info