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Image for 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

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

Seller ID: 1940


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

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Visits from the world of spirits; or interesting anecdotes of the dead.

By: Anonymous

Price: $1,200.00

Seller ID: 150308

ISBN: 15030


London: printed for the proprietor; and sold by L. Wayland 1791. 1st ed., 12mo, 302 pp. A scarce volume “Containing very curious narratives of the appearances of many departed spirits on particular occasions, to friends, relations. &c. being an impartial survey of the most remarkable accounts of apparitions, dreams, ghosts, spectres, and visions. That have been recorded in several ages of the world; together with some originals. To which is prefixed, an introduction, b... View more info

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Illuminated Manuscript: Pope Joan / A Historical Text based upon “Bower’s History of the Popes [1748]” /

By: Anonymous. [Anastasius Scriptor]

Price: $1,850.00

Seller ID: k180228l


n.p. n.d. 4to, illuminated vellum wrappers; 52 leaves; stitched binding. Pen and ink calligraphy, illuminations with watercolor head and tail pieces, and in-text illustrations all on hand-made paper. The artist/author is unknown. Clean, tight and unmarked interior. Covers torn and chipped on all edges. Date unknown but probably from late 1950’s - early 1960’s. View more info

Princess Elizabeth Gift Book

By: AQUITH, Cynthia & Bigland, Eileen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1935

Seller ID: 0219022


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

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

Seller ID: 150309


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

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

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

By: Buck, Charles

Price: $40.00

Seller ID: 150304


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

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

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

Seller ID: 150305


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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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.

Seller ID: 1409


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

Image for The Wasp in a Wig/A Suppressed Episode of Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

The Wasp in a Wig/A Suppressed Episode of Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: $43.50

Publisher: New York, Lewis Carroll Society of North America: 1977

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 01302


A suppressed chapter of "Alice" published here for the first time in a limited edition of 750 copies. 8vo, red cloth, 72 pp. New copy; no d/w issued. View more info

The Daily Express Children's Annual: Introducing Self-Erecting Models to Illustrate the Stories No. 5

By: Giraud, S. Louis, Editor.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Lane Publications:

Seller ID: 122906


Undated, but circa 1932. Seven pop-ups which appear to be complete, although the glue has come loose from one page and it needs repair. In addition to the pop-ups, there is a full-color frontispiece and black and white illustrations throughout. Generally clean inside, but the b/w illustrations on five pages have been partially colored in crayon (very neatly so). The covers are worn and rubbed along all edges, with some age-toning, but are sound and tight. Pop-up illustra... 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

Seller ID: 121303


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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FAIRYTALE GEMS

By: HARBOUR, Jennie. Verses by Hilda Hart.

Price: $425.00

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

Seller ID: DG17090611


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

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

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

By: Hillyer, Anthony

Price: $175.00

Seller ID: 07155


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

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

Seller ID: 150310


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

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Profile: Cesar Chavez

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, UAW Western Region 6: 1969

Edition: First thus

Seller ID: 022021


1st ed., 8-1/2x11" stapled wrappers. Pamphlet offprint published by the UAW of two New Yorker articles [June 21 and 28, 1969, that were the basis for his later book Sal Si Puedes. Signed by Matthiessen on the cover below his name 24 pp. [Nicholas p. 13] A pristine copy. View more info

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Telepathy

By: Mellott, S.H.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: American School of Magnetic Healing: 1899

Seller ID: 111602


1st ed. 16mo, printed blue stapled wrappers, 64 pp. Illus. An unrecorded guide to telepathy published by the American School of Magnetic Healing, Nevada Missouri – the institution usually associated with the work of Professor Sidney Weltmer. (Rear cover includes ads for Weltmer’s works.) Not in OCLC or in the Library of Congress online catalogs, although several copies have previously appeared on the net. Interior is fine; clean and tight. Wrappers lightly rubbed al... View more info

Image for MANHOLE COVERS OF LOS ANGELES / No. IV in the series ‘Los Angeles Miscellany’

MANHOLE COVERS OF LOS ANGELES / No. IV in the series ‘Los Angeles Miscellany’

By: Melnick, Robert and Mimi

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Dawson's Book Shop, Los Angeles: 1974

Edition: 1st.

Seller ID: k180620b


8vo, decorated boards, black cloth spine w/ gilt titles, 82 pages, illustrated w/b&w photos. No. IV in the series ‘Los Angeles Miscellany’. A classic work of urban archeology. Very good: A clean, tight copy with near fine appearance overall, but with rubbed and slightly chipped corners. 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.

Seller ID: 1040


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

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

Seller ID: 111103


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

Ugly Girl Papers; or Hints from the Toilet (from Harper's Bazar)

By: Powers, S.D.

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 122601


1st edition, Harper & Brothers, 1874-75. 8vo, Blue decorated cloth with gilt lettering. A good, clean copy but with tears and inked owner's signature in front endpaper. Shelf-wear and rubbing to edges of binding. View more info