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A Theological Dictionary Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms : Woodward's New Edition with Added Appendix

By: Buck, Charles

Price: $40.00


Published by Joseph J. Woodward, Philadelphia, 1831. A revised edition. 12mo, full brown leather with gilt spine; 624 double-column pages. Contents tight. Paper is age-toned with occasionally light foxing. Full brown leather cover is scuffed, some scratches, corners bumped. "Containing definitions of all religious terms; a comprehensive view of every article in the system of divinity; an impartial account of all the principal denominations which have subsisted in the ... View more info

American Chimney Sweeps / An Historical Account of a Once Important Trade

By: Phillips, George Lewis

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Trenton NJ, The Past Times Press, 1957


1st ed., 8vo, marbled boards without dust jacket (as issued). 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 Phillips by the book's illustrator, California/Southwestern artist Everett Gee Jackson. A fine copy with some light toning on front end paper where a newspaper clipping lightly discolored the paper. [The clipping is inside an envelope pas... View more info

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An Account of the Ceremony in Westminster Hall on Thursday May 9th 1935 on the occasion of the Presentation of Addresses by Both Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to His Majesty King George V Congratulating Him on the Celebration of the Silver Jubilee of His Most Illustrious Reign

By: N/A

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Walter Lewis, 1935

Edition: 1st ed


8vo, unpaginated full blue morocco with gilt lettering on front panel ("Westminster Hall 9 May 1935" ), raised bands on spine, gilt edging, b/w frontispiece, one b/w photograph with tissue guard. Matching d/w and slipcase. Absolutely pristine copy in fine d/w and very good slipcase. View more info

Image for Bibliographie Instructive Ou Notice de Quelques Livres Rares Singuliers Et Difficiles Trouver, Avec Des Notes Historiques, Pour Connotre Et Distinguer Les Diffrentes Editions, Et Leur Valeur Dans Le Commerce; disposee par Francois de Los-Rios, Libraire a Lyon. [Unique and Hard to Find Rare Books With Historical Notes To Distinguish the Different Editions, And Their Value In The Trade.]

Bibliographie Instructive Ou Notice de Quelques Livres Rares Singuliers Et Difficiles Trouver, Avec Des Notes Historiques, Pour Connotre Et Distinguer Les Diffrentes Editions, Et Leur Valeur Dans Le Commerce; disposee par Francois de Los-Rios, Libraire a Lyon. [Unique and Hard to Find Rare Books With Historical Notes To Distinguish the Different Editions, And Their Value In The Trade.]

By: Los-Rios, Jean Francois de.

Price: $450.00


Avigon et Lyon, Seguin et chez l’auteur, 1777. 12mo, full vellum. 207 pp. An early guide to rare-book collecting; a priced-catalog of books sold by Jean-François de Los Rios, with annotations. de Los Rios (1727-1820) was a noted bookseller in Lyon, famously taking advantage of the dispersion of Jesuit libraries after the order was expelled from France in 1764. The Bibliographie instructive was one of his early works, published after more than 17 years as a bookseller ... View more info

Image for Cancer: It's Proper Treatment and Cure / The Dr. Nichols Sanatorium / The Value of Escharotics - or Medicines whih will Destroy any Living or Fungus Tissue in the Treatment o fCancer, Lupus, Chronic Ulcers and Tumors

Cancer: It's Proper Treatment and Cure / The Dr. Nichols Sanatorium / The Value of Escharotics - or Medicines whih will Destroy any Living or Fungus Tissue in the Treatment o fCancer, Lupus, Chronic Ulcers and Tumors

By: Nichols, Dr. Perry

Price: $45.00

Publisher: East Aurora [NY], At the Roycroft Shops, 1925

Edition: 1st ed.


8vo, embossed leatherette covers. 256 pp. The Nichols Sanitorium had treated 3300 patients up to 1918, and by 1956 the list had grown to 70,000. Many medical doctors did not recognize the Sanitorium as a valid medical institution, but the thousands of people who came to Savannah as a last resort and almost without hope, and who left after treatment to live for many years in comfort, seemed to be sufficient proof that this place did relieve suffering and that it added ye... View more info

Image for Cento Ethicus. Ex ducentis Poetis hinc inde contextus, per Damasum Blyerburgium Batauum. Iuuentutis maxime Institutiontioni accomodatus.

Cento Ethicus. Ex ducentis Poetis hinc inde contextus, per Damasum Blyerburgium Batauum. Iuuentutis maxime Institutiontioni accomodatus.

By: Blyenburg, Damasus van.

Price: $300.00


Dordaraci: Ex officinia Abrahami Canini, 1600. 16 mo, grey boards, quarter leather. Blyenburg (1558-1668) was a dutch poet who published this compilation of modern Latin poets. A revised edition, first published the year earlier in 1599. Covers quite worn, but intact, with numerous small stains. Title is inked onto the spine. Inked signatures on ffep; front hinge partially split. Inked number on title page; small inked library rubber stamp image on vrso of title page. 1"... View more info

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Early Cemeteries of the City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles Miscellany #2

By: Carpenter, Edwin

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Dawson's Book Shop, 1973

Edition: 1st ed.


1st ed., limited to 300 copies. 8vo, illustrated boards, 48 pp. Illustrated with contemporary photographs and graphics - LA cemeteries up to the year 1885. Fine, without d/w -- as issued. View more info

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Eugenic Marriage, The. Volumes I-IV Complete

By: W. Grant Hague, M.D.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: The Review of Reviews, 1914

Edition: 1st ed.


12mo. Half leather over marbled boards. Tight, square binding. Four of four volumes. Very good; some fading at extremities and spine, several small nicks to spine ends, end papers toned. Internally clean and tight. View more info

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FAIRYTALE GEMS

By: HARBOUR, Jennie. Verses by Hilda Hart.

Price: $425.00

Publisher: London, London Raphael Tuck & Sons, [1925]


1st ed thus., 16mo 4½ x 3½. An accordion fold out book with 8 double sided panels with color images by Harbour facing children’s poetry by Hart. Undated but generally presumed to be c. 1925. Publisher’s number ‘950’ at base of final fold. Original silk ties are present as is the scarce publisher’s box. The tales are: The Goose Girl. Red Riding Hood. The Beautiful Princess. Beauty and the Beast. The Sleeping Beauty. The Magic Mirror. Cinderella. Snow-White and... View more info

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Film Poster: "William Shakespeare's King Lear" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

By: Struzan, Drew

Price: $2,250.00


Preliminary design for the mock film poster used in Steven Spielberg’s second Jurassic Park film, The Lost World. During the sequence where the T-Rex terrorizes San Diego, we are treated to a scene in which an out of control bus smashes into a video store. In the front window of the store we briefly glimpse a film poster for King Lear starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. This inside joke was apparently a reference to Schwarzenegger's brief portrayal of "Hamlet" in his 1993 ... 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

Lars Porsena or The Future of Swearing in Proper Language.

By: Graves, Robert

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton, 1927


1st ed in dustjacket. Very Good copy in fair dustjacket. Book has some age-toning on back endpapers, otherwise no reportable defects. Bookplate of actor/radio star Jean Herscholt (for whom the Academy Award Jean Herscholt Humanitarian Award is named) is mounted inside front cover; store label of Hollywood Bookshop is inside back cover. Dustjacket is tanned and somewhat brittle, with the front cover present but partially detached. View more info

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Marginalia to Life / Being Notes from the Private Papers of Anthony Hillyer.

By: Hillyer, Anthony

Price: $175.00


12mo, limited to 270 copies. Brown & black boards, 42 pp. "These notes, now first published, convey, in part, the revolt of an individual against the predominating Oriental influences that are disemboweling the once powerful civilization of the West....Very small chip at bottom of spine, otherwise fine in a very good dustwrapper with several small closed tears along the edges, small open tears at top and bottom of spine. Endpapers are darkened where dust jacket flap has ... View more info

Meubles d’Art Nouveau au Salon du Mobilier de 1902. (Art Nouveau Furniture from the 1902 Paris Salon of Furniture)

By: Thezard, Emile & Raynal, G

Price: $2,250.00

Publisher: Dourdan: Emile Thezard, 1903


Two folio volumes (13”x18”) consisting of (1) thirty pastel color lithographs loose in paper-covered portfolio depicting bookcases, buffets, desks, and other large pieces of art nouveau furniture; and (2) forty-three b/w heliotypes loose in portfolio with photographs of more than 130 individual pieces of furniture and room arrangements. Both portfolio covers are detached with substantial soiling and chipping. Some of the first several colored lithographs are soiled o... View more info

Princess Elizabeth Gift Book

By: AQUITH, Cynthia & Bigland, Eileen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1935


4to, white cloth, 224p. An anthology of stories and poems published to raise money for the Princess Elizabeth Hospital for Children. Includes a Rupert Story by Mary Tourtel (Rupert the Little Bear goes Adventuring in the Robbers Den and with the Giants), an intro. by J.M. Barrie, poem by De La Mare etc. Illustrated with 2 double page color spreads by the Disney Studios, endpapers by Rex Whistler, color plates by A.H. Watson and others and with many illus. in line. Pris... View more info