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Image for Original Map - "The World as Known to the Ancients"

Original Map - "The World as Known to the Ancients"

By: Sherman, George E.?

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Blanchard and Lea: 0

Seller ID: 020283

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's hand-colored map of the world "as known to the ancients." Modern-day Europe, the upper half of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia including Russia, India, China, and part of Southeast Asia are shown. Names such as Europa, Libya (for Africa), Scythia, and Arabia are used. A key beneath the title shows a boundary line with the caption, "boundary of the Persian Empire under Cyrus," suggesting this map is derived from geographic knowled... View more info

Image for Original Map - "Troja; Thermopylae; Marathon; Plataea; Mantinea; Route of Xenophon and the Ten Thousand Greeks; Granicus; Leuctra; Issus; Arbela; Thracian Bosporus; Alexandria"

Original Map - "Troja; Thermopylae; Marathon; Plataea; Mantinea; Route of Xenophon and the Ten Thousand Greeks; Granicus; Leuctra; Issus; Arbela; Thracian Bosporus; Alexandria"

By: Sherman, George E.?

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Blanchard and Lea: 0

Seller ID: 020307

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's composite of twelve hand-colored inset maps showing ancient towns and places of historical events. All of the maps use place names from antiquity. The maps features differences in scale. For example, the map of Alexandria shows the city in close detail with its ports and some buildings clearly delineated while the map of Plataea uses a scaled-back perspective that focuses more on the town's relation to the surrounding geography. The inset maps fe... View more info

Cyclists' Touring Club Handbook & Guide (Foreign Edition) Containing Lists of Consuls, Repairers, Etc, Etc., 1898

By: Shipton, E.R.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: on, E.R. Shipton: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019075

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering. For the European and United States bicycle traveler. 4 x 6 1/2. 545 pages, plus colophon and several applications for Cyclists' Touring Club membership View more info

Highways and Byways in Buckinghamshire

By: Shorter, Clement

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co. Limited. 1910. London.: 1910

Seller ID: 3291

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


First edition. Cloth. Illustrations. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Page tops are gilt. Map of Buckinghamshire laid in. Ink notation on front end paper. In the Preface, describing Buckinghamshire, the author notes: "It has been the home of an exceptional number of illustrious men, it has been the cradle of English liberty, and in a measure, also the nursery of American statesmanship. The student of literature, of politics, of science, and of theology will f... View more info

Old England and New Zealand : The Government, Laws, Churches, Public Institutions, and the Resources of New Zealand, Popularly and Critically Compared with Those of the Old Country with an Historical Sketch of the Maori Race (the Natives of New Zealand) ; To Which are Added Extracts from the Author's Diary of His Voyage to New Zealand, in Company with 500 Emigrants

By: Simmons, Alfred

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, Edward Stanford: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4628

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Gilt lettering front cover and spine. Slight chipping spine bottom. Browning to front and rear end papers. Tear to side edge of page preceding title page. Unopened page tops. New Zealand map, in color. Contents include: Discovery of New Zealand; A Fight with Captain Cook's Sailors and the Maoris; Native Population; Missionaries in New Zealand; Jesus Christ, a Maori, now living; Savage Objections to Railways and Telegraphy; The Climate of New Zealand; The English House of... View more info

Random Notes : Recollections of My Early Life : Europe Without a Guidebook, 1915-1922

By: Simpson, John L.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California, Lawton and Alfred Kennedy: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 14242

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


iii, 74 pages; frontis; blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. Inscribed by the author 'For Vera Radakovich, with my good wishes and kindest regards, John Simpson'. An account of his travels in Europe, work with the Hoover Organization, the Commission for Relief in Belgium; and his travels to northern France and Germany; the cities of Paris, London, and Rome; along with central Europe. Very good condition. View more info

Village Life in China; A Study in Sociology

By: Smith, Arthur H.

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company. 1899. New York.: 1899

Seller ID: 3042

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


3/4 leather with cloth. Illustrations. 360 pages. Book plate front end paper. From the Foreword: "These chapters are written from the standpoint of one who, by an extended experience in China, has come to feel a profound respect for the numerous adm irable qualities of the Chinese, and to entertain for many of them a high personal esteem". Contents include: The Chinese Village; Village Wells; Village Schools and Travelling Scholars; Village Temples and Religious ... View more info

Village Life In China: A Study in Sociology

By: Smith, Arthur H., D.D.

Price: $47.50

Publisher: New York, Chicago, Toronto, Fleming H. Revell Company: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 018707

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's yellow cloth with black lettering and design on front cover showing two aspects of Chinese village life. 16 illustrations, complete. 380 pages, including index, plus four pages of advertising of other books for sale by the publisher. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. View more info

Image for Original Map - "Egypt" (1808)

Original Map - "Egypt" (1808)

By: Smith, Benjamin

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, England, Charles Smith: 1808

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 020120

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Original hand-colored, copperplate engraved map showing upper Egypt, the Nile River and Delta, and "Arabia Petraea." Measures 12 1/2" x 15 1/2" with margins. Actual map area is 10 1/2" x 14 1/8." This is a beautiful map with pink, blue, orange, and green watercoloring. Major cities are shown along the Nile River and Delta and in Arabia. In addition to the Nile, other natural features are shown such as mountains, deserts, oases, the Red Sea, a... View more info

Bermuda's "Oldest Inhabitants": Tales of Plant Life

By: Smith, Louisa Hutchings

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sevenoaks, England, J. Salmon Limited: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019647

Condition: Fine


Original publisher's green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration on front cover. 7 1/4" x 10." Seventy pages, complete. Eight color plates, complete. Pages are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. Covers are clean and intact except for a gray spot on the front cover and a few scratches on the back. A book describing some of Bermuda's trees, plants, and flowers. Illustrations of flowers by May Middleton. View more info

Crooks in Clover : The Personal Reminiscences of Ex-Detective Inspector . Late of Scotland Yard

By: Smith, Percy J.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1938

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 14537

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


351 pages; red cloth binding, dust jacket under mylar (minor tears and missing chips along the edge). Percy Smith was with Scotland Yard for 26 years and served in the fraud division. Contains a series of English crimes by con men & women, international crooks and confidence tricksters. Very good clean copy. View more info

Original Carte De Visite Photo Portrait - Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby

By: Smith-Stanley, Edward, 14th Earl of Derby

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Messrs. A. Marion & Co:

Seller ID: 15035

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Circa 1860s. Original carte de visite photograph portrait (seated, facing left and holding hat) Card dimensions 2 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches, photo dimensions 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Under portrait "Mayall, 224, Regent Street". On back "Photographed from life by Mayall, 224, Regent Street, London." Photographed by John Jabez Mayall. Lord Stanley, the 14th Earl of Derby, (1799-1869) was a Conservative British politician who served as Prime Minister three times under... View more info

Gardens for Town and Suburb.

By: Solly, V.N.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, The Encyclopaedia Britiannica inc.: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10398

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


112 pages; illustrations, 34 plates; bound in orange cloth, paper label title on the cover, black spine with title in gilt. Some wear to the top of the front board. Centered on English gardens with illustrations and practical advice for design of one. View more info

Original Carte De Visite Photo Portrait - Sophie, Queen of the Netherlands

By: Sophie, Queen of the Netherlands

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Paris, Mayer & Pierson:

Seller ID: 15056

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Circa 1860s. Original carte de visite photograph portrait (full length, facing left). Card dimensions 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches, photo dimensions 2 x 3 1/2 inches. Sophie, Queen of the Netherlands (1818-1877) was born Princess Sophie of Wurttemberg, the daughter of King William I of Wurttemberg. She married the Prince of Orange in 1839 and became queen upon his succession as King William III of the Netherlands in 1849. View more info

Self-Raised; or, from the Depths.

By: Southworth, Mrs. E.D.E.N.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Street & Smith Corporation:

Seller ID: 14869

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"New Southworth Library, No. 2". 320 pages; color illustrated cover, paper wrapper (4 7/8 x 7 inch). Very good copy. View more info

A Letter from the Bishop of Rochester, To the Right Honourable The Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, Lord-Chamberlain of His Majesties Houshold, Concerning his Sitting in the Late Ecclesiastical Commission

By: Sprat, Thomas

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Printed By Edw. Jones: 1688

Seller ID: 4127

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


20-page booklet, previously bound. Thomas Sprat (1635 - 1713) was a prominent churchman, at the time of the writing of this letter he was the Bishop of Rochester. This letter is written to Charles Sackville, the 6th Earl of Dorset (1638-1706). In this letter, Rev. Sprat delineates his association with the Ecclesiastical Commission of 1686, which was set up by King James II in order to steer the country towards Roman Catholicism. It was very unpopular, and disbanded in 16... View more info

Inscribed Portrait Photograph.

By: Staeren, Otto

Price: $37.50

Publisher: 1907

Seller ID: 11624

Condition: Collectible-Fine


Inscribed portrait photograph (5 x 7 inch) b/w, dated November 1937. Otto Staeren (b.1907) was an Austrian baritone singer who performed with the Vienna Folks Opera. He later emigrated to Montreal, Canada and served as a longtime cantor at the Jewish Temple Emann-El in that city. He also served with the U.S. military during WWII. The photograph is inscribed to a Trude Herzog and is in the German language, beginning "for pleasant memories . " a note on the back of... View more info

Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey. Illustrated Edition.

By: Stanley, Arthur Penrhyn

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Anson D.F. Randolph & Company: 1882

Seller ID: 11537

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


I: [Volume I. The Foundation of the Abbey - The Coronations - The Royal Tombs - The Monuments] xlii, 335 pages; illustrations, photogravures; bound in light blue cloth with white backstrip, gilt lettering. gilt edges to the top of the pages. II: [The Monuments Before and Since the Reformation.] ix, 422 pages; illustrations, photogravures; appendix, index; bound in light blue cloth with white backstrip, gilt lettering, gilt edges to the top of the pages. History of Westmi... View more info

Original Carte De Visite Photo Portrait - Edward Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby

By: Stanley, Edward Henry, 15th Earl of Derby

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Messrs. W. Walker and Sons:

Seller ID: 15022

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Circa 1870s. Original carte de visite phot portrait. Subject is seated at desk with left arm resting on book on desk, hat and gloves on desk. Dimensions 2 1/2 x 4 inches. Lord Earl Henry Stanley, 15th Earl of Derby (1826-1893) was a British statesman who served as Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs from 1866-1868 and again from 1874-1878. View more info

My Dark Companions and Their Strange Stories.

By: Stanley, Henry M.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1893

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 5979

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


xi, 319 pages including many small, partial and full page black & white illustrations, pictorial green cloth showing a lion fighting with a snake on front cover, and a primate climbing a tree on spine, and title stamped in gilt, 8.5 x 5.5". Very good, clean and attractive, loosening at center. Central African folklore including lions, leopards, rhinocerous, elephants and other native Ugandans. View more info