Category: Rare Books

Sort

Showing 1-20 of 77

Image for THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT; Movable Revolving Vovelle Cover

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT; Movable Revolving Vovelle Cover

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Boston, De Wolfe, Fiske & Co. Publishers: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112555768

Condition: Fair


oblong quarto, cloth spine, unpaginated, (28) pp., line illustrations, with revolving disk on the cover showing 10 scenes in full color, from a series of six titles published by De Wolfe, Fiske and Company, Boston. The company was founded in Boston in 1880. During the last decade of the 19 th C the firm produced many juveniles with large chromoliths. VERY RARE. covers show overall light soil, edges are worn , piece missing from lower foreedge of rear cover, loose in binding, cover illustrations on cover show some wear, *Vovelle.... a paper disk attached behind a cover,when the disk is rotate... View more info

Image for THE BORDER ANGLER: A Guide Book to the Tweed and Its Tributaries and the Other Streams Commanded By The North British Railway, With an Accurate Map of the District

THE BORDER ANGLER: A Guide Book to the Tweed and Its Tributaries and the Other Streams Commanded By The North British Railway, With an Accurate Map of the District

By: (Bertram,James, Glass)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William P. Nimmo: 1858

Seller ID: 1123143

Condition: Very Good


red, blind-stamped, gilt dec. cloth, cover and spine, viii, 195, (1) blank, (4) adverts., frontis. (folding map), light edge and corner wear, corners lightly bumped, light wear at spine ends, an attractive copy of a rare title, see; Westwood & Satchell; BIBLIOTHECA PISCATORIA, pp., 38. View more info

WEST INDIES SCENERY; Twenty-Two Water Colour Sketches Made on a Voyage to and from the West Indies By.With Historical and Topographical Notes By H.J.B. Ward

By: Alcock,Frederick

Price: $70.00

Publisher: London, Andrew Reid and Company:

Seller ID: 123814

Condition: Fair


two colour paper wraps, string tie at spine, n.d. (1914), 93 pages, illustrated, 22 water colour sketches reproduced by three colour process, wraps have moisture stains, one inch at foot of spine damaged, minor scattered foxing internally, not a common item. Alcock was the author of "Trade & Travel in South America & South American Scenery." Size: Oblong 4 to., View more info

Image for IN AEDIBUS ALDI: The Legacy of Aldus Manutius and His Press,

IN AEDIBUS ALDI: The Legacy of Aldus Manutius and His Press,

By: Angerhofer,Paul J., Mary Ann Addy Maxwell, Robert L. Maxwell ; with binding descriptions by Pamela Barrios.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Provo, Utah,, Friends of the Library: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1125053

ISBN: 0842523294

Condition: Very Good


pict paper binding, ix, 172 pages, illustrated, maps Size: 4 to., (28 cm.), a clean, bright copy. View more info

Image for THE TOKEN OF FRIENDSHIP : an offering for all seasons : illustrated..

THE TOKEN OF FRIENDSHIP : an offering for all seasons : illustrated..

By: Anonymous

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Phillips, Sampson & Company: 1855

Seller ID: 112555824

Condition: Very Good


bound in black morocco blocked in gold and blind, 276 pages, a.e.g., [6] leaves of plates : (plates are engraved by W. H. Mote, J. Cochran, J. T. Willmore after R. T. Bott, J. P. Drew and D. Roberts.) illustrations (some color), p. 164 misnumbered "65" and p. 194 misnumbered "94", .t..p. preceded by 2 col. presentation plates (by W.C. Sharp. lithographer, Boston) some wear at edges, small area of damage at lower back cover, (leather pull), toning and some foxing to prelims rear endpaper toned. blind stamp on front endpaper, (R.& H. O'Hara, Booksellers Stationers, and Daguerrea... View more info

SWITZERLAND. Illustrated in Series of Views Taken Expressly for the Work By W. H. Bartlett...2 Volumes in One

By: Beattie, William

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, George Virtue: 1838

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 122814

Condition: Very Good


bound in half black morocco, blue cloth boards, gilt spine, 5 raised bands, a.e.g., illustrated, 106 full page steel engraved plates with tissue guards, half-title in both volumes with steel engraved vignettes, large folding map at rear, trace of moisture at top edge intermittently throughout, some plates with light foxing, a few plates with heavier foxing, a sound, tight copy View more info

THE KING'S ACHIEVEMENT

By: Benson, Robert, Hugh

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Burns,Oates and Washbourne: 1927

Seller ID: 123825

Condition: Very Good


bleu cloth, gilt cover and spine, 372 pages, library blind-stamp on front free endpaper, light spine fade, light soil to covers, toning to text pages, a sound copy. View more info

Image for NO RETREATING FOOTSTEPS, The Story of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders

NO RETREATING FOOTSTEPS, The Story of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders

By: Bird Will R.;

Price: $300.00

Publisher: (Kentville, Nova Scotia), N.p.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112555877

Condition: Good


blue cloth, gilt dec cover, pp., (16), 398.(1), illustrated, port. frontis., 6 maps, map endpapers, dust jacket, (illustration by Alex Colville), hinge cracked but holding, small ink name on front endpaper, d.j. has loss at spine ends, corners, and shows wear at folds, in mylar protective jacket, View more info

BLACKWELLS CATALOGUE ONE THOUSAND;

By: Blackwells

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford, Blackwell's: 1974

Seller ID: 123297

Condition: Fine


pict paper wraps, port. frontis. title page vignette, tailpiece designed and drawn by Hilaire Belloc, 514 items, preface by Basil Blackwell, frontispiece portrait of Edward A East, Blackwells director emeritus and consultant who retired on completion of this 1000 th catalogue. View more info

Image for CLARENCE GAGNON; English Version By Raymond Chamberlain

CLARENCE GAGNON; English Version By Raymond Chamberlain

By: Boissay Rene

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Montreal,Quebec,, Marcel Broquet Publishing Co.: 1988

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 1123281

Condition: Very Good


green cloth, gilt cover and spine letters, 210 pages,index, illustrated, many full color illlustrations, ports. dust jacket has signs of moisture stain at lower front corner and at foot of spine which does not involve book, sligh spine fade, book is bright, clean, tight copy, View more info

Image for Itineraries of the Second Khedivial Expedition : memoir explaining the New Map of Midian made by the Egyptian Staff-officers, Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, 1879, V.49

Itineraries of the Second Khedivial Expedition : memoir explaining the New Map of Midian made by the Egyptian Staff-officers, Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, 1879, V.49

By: Burton Richard F

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1879

Seller ID: 112555779

Condition: Very Good


professionally rebound in dark brown calf,half binding, with chocolate brown book cloth, marbled endpapers, titles in gilt on black lambskin, colored map is in very good condition. small library ink stamps on title page, CONTENTS: Front Matter (pp. i-cxxvii); Report of the Council (pp. v-xvi) ; Itineraries of the Second Khedivial Expedition: Memoir Explaining the New Map of Midian Made by the Egyptian Staff-Officers (pp. 1-150; A Visit to Lissa and Pelagosa (pp. 151-190) (also by Richard F. Burton); An Account of the Country Traversed by the Second Column of the Tal-Cho'tia'li Field Force in... View more info

THE POETICAL WORKS OF LORD BYRON, New Edition in 8 Volumes

By: Byron,Lord (George Noel Gordon)

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1873

Seller ID: 123795

Condition: Very Good


full dark blue morocco, gilt spines, gilt rules to covr edges, gilt decorated edges, gilt dentelles, a.e.g., marbled endpapers, ex privte library with unused bookplate on front blank endpaper, light foxing to prelims, minor scuffs to spines, very light edge wear to some volumes, all volumes tight clean, a very attractive set. Size: 12mo View more info

Image for The world's championship chess match played at Havana between Jose Raul Capablanca and Dr. Emanuel Lasker : with an introduction, the scores of all the games annotated by the champion, together with statistical matter and the biographies of the two Master

The world's championship chess match played at Havana between Jose Raul Capablanca and Dr. Emanuel Lasker : with an introduction, the scores of all the games annotated by the champion, together with statistical matter and the biographies of the two Master

By: Cassel, Hartwig

Price: $300.00

Publisher: [New York], [American Chess Bulletin?]: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112557013

Condition: Very Good


red cloth, gilt cover, 39 pages : illustrations, portraits, patterned endpapers, Limited ed. of 600 copies, Introduction signed: Hartwig Cassel. May,1921. wear to corners, some chess notations in ink, a very good copy. Capablanca, José Raúl, 1888-1942.; Lasker, Emanuel, 1868-1941. View more info

Image for Cavanagh's Phrenology : being an explanation of the mental faculties, as indicated by the configuration of the cranium according to phrenological Principles

Cavanagh's Phrenology : being an explanation of the mental faculties, as indicated by the configuration of the cranium according to phrenological Principles

By: Cavanagh F.L.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Toronto, F.L. Cavanagh: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112555819

Condition: Good


cloth, gilt spine, [2], 106 p. : illustrated,wear at foot of spine, front end paper missing, pencil notes on blank note pages, a rare title View more info

Image for THE COMMON INDIAN PLANTS: Their Origin, Dietetic and Therapeutic Uses

THE COMMON INDIAN PLANTS: Their Origin, Dietetic and Therapeutic Uses

By: Chakraberty, Chandra

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Vijaya Krishna Brothers:

Seller ID: 1123430

Condition: Very Good


n.d. (1945?), iii, 102 , (6), (2 pp index to English names of plants, 4 pp index to Hindi & Bengali names of plants) dated invoice (1945) of Calcutta bookseller laid-in, Light soil to wraps, Size: 12mo., 18 Cm in orange drawer No. # 3 View more info

Image for LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL; 2 Volumes

LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL; 2 Volumes

By: Churchill Winston S.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan and Co.: 1906

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 1124440

Condition: Very Good


2 vols, deep red , gilt dec.cloth, gilt spines, pp., 564, 531,index, illustrated, tissue-guarded frontis in both vols., 18 illustrations, some in color, edges untrimmed, Marlborough coat of arms on front covers, scattered foxing to both vols., spines lightly faded, WOODS A8(a) View more info

THE STORY OF LOUIS REIL, The Rebel Chief

By: Collins, Joseph Edmond

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Toronto, Rose Publishing Company: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1124115

Condition: Good


bound in half roan, marbled boards, 176 pages, illustrated, frontis., full page illustrations, spine has perished, front cover detached, internally clean, tight. Attributed to Joseph Edmund Collins--A checklist of Canadian literature / R.E. Watters. Size: 8 vo,. View more info

A DICTIONARY OF SPANISH PROVERBS, Compiled from the Best Authorities in the Spanish Language,translated Into English;with Explanatory Illustrations from the Latin, Spanish, and English Authors

By: Collins,John

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, S. Brooke: 1823

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 123238

Condition: Good


old marbled boards, leather corners, new spine of faux leather, 391 pages, boards are worn, rear board has been replaced, rear hinge reinforced, some scattered foxing throughout, View more info

Image for THE MAN OF TWO LIVES : being an authentic history of Edward Howard Rulloff, philologist and murderer.

THE MAN OF TWO LIVES : being an authentic history of Edward Howard Rulloff, philologist and murderer.

By: Crapsey,Edward

Price: $425.00

Publisher: New York, American News Company: 1871

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1123547

Condition: Very Good


printed paper wraps, 100 p., portrait frontis., 4 full page illustrations, wraps are chipped at edges, evidence of old damp stain to some perlim pages, light soil to wraps, The case of the infamous Edward Rulloff (1819-1871) scholar, philologist and murderer. Born at Hammond River, New Brunswick he began his working career in the employ of Keator & Thorne's merchantile establishment on Prince William Street in Saint John. Later he became a clerk and writer in the law office of Duncan Robertson, a noted barrister in Saint John. He was later found guilty of stealing from local stores including ... View more info

Image for INFINITE JEST; A Novel

INFINITE JEST; A Novel

By: David Foster Wallace

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Boston, Back Bay Books, Little Brown and Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1124455

ISBN: 0316921173

Condition: Very Good


paper wraps, pp., 1079, read once with care, very minor turn-up at corners of front wrap, full number line beginning 1, stated, " first paperback edition." Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant ,uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human-and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do." [from the back panel] View more info