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Japan and the United States, 1853-1921.

By: Treat, Payson J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10646

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


283 pages; index; bound in black cloth with title and author on the spine (slight fading). Tear along the top of the back cover (2 inches). History of the relations of the Americans with Japan and the Japanese immigrants in America. Clean copy. View more info

Ida Elisabeth

By: Undset, Sigrid

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1933

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 14536

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Translated from the Norwegian for the first Time By Arthur G. Chater. 433 pages; blue cloth binding with dust jacket (tears and chips missing along the edge) under mylar. Sigrid Undset (1882-1949) was a Norwegian novelist who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1928. She is most famous for her work 'Kristin Lauransdatter'. "First and Second printing before publication on copyright page. Very good clean copy. View more info

Chinese Exclusion. Testimony Taken Before the Committee on Immigration, United States Senate, on Senate Bill 2960 and Certain Othe Bills Before the Committee Providing for the Exclusion of Chinese Laborers. (57th Congress, 1st Session. Report 776, Part 2.)

By: United States Congress

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019831

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt lettering on spine. 6" x 9." 509 pages, complete. Pages are clean. Binding is tight. A very small chip on top corner of spine. Covers are slightly silverfished. Contains statements from various political and historical figures concerning the Chinese Exclusion Act. This book contains arguments both in favor of and against Chinese exclusion in the United States. View more info

A Letter from General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo to Josefa Carrillo Fitch, 1875

By: Vallejo, Mariano Guadalupe; Hinckle, Marianne (Designer)

Price: $37.50

Publisher: San Francisco, A. H. Shumate: 1984

Seller ID: 019354

Condition: Very Good


One of 150 copies. Original publisher's beige wrapper. Beautiful folio with an English translation of a letter written by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo (1807-1890) to his sister-in-law, Josefa Carrillo Fitch (1810-1893). 9 1/4" x 12 1/2." Two pages, complete. Very slight wear on the pages. Very clean and intact overall. Decorative, multicolored text and images. Black and white photographic reprint of part of the letter laid-in. Reprinted letter datel... View more info

The Dark Eye in Africa

By: van der Post, Laurens

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Wililam Morrow and Company, Incorporated: 1955

Edition: 1st American Edition

Seller ID: 020073

Condition: Fine


Original publisher's blue boards backed with blue cloth and multicolored dust wrapper. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2." 224 pages, complete. Gilt lettering on spine. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. Dust wrapper is not price-clipped but has light chipping at the top. No remainder marks on both book and dust wrapper. Book is a fine copy. Laurens van der Post (1906-1996) was an Afrikaner author, philanthropist, human rights activist, conservat... View more info

He Palaia Diatheke Kata Tus Hebdomedonta Sev Vetvs Testamentvm Graecvm : Ivxta Septuaginta Interpretes Ex Auctoritate Sixti Qvinti Pontificis Maximi Editvm ; Iuxta Exemplar Originale Vaticanum Romae Editum MDCLXXXVII Quoad Textum Accuratissime et Ad Amus

By: van Ess, Leander

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Tauchnitz, Lipsiae: 1824

Seller ID: 15066

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Contemporary paper over vellum binding, rubbing and damage at corners. Handwritten notes and stamps on front endpaper and flyleaf. 1022 pages. Greek language version of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha. View more info

World Flights : Looking Down on Europe Again; Volume 75, Pages 790-822, June, 1939 (cover title)

By: van Zandt, J. P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: No City, National Geographic Magazine: 1939

Seller ID: 4365

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth backed wrappers. Extracted from the National Geographic Magazine. The article is titled: "Looking Down on Europe Again. Crisscrossing Air Tracks Reveal Nature's Scenic Masterpieces and Man's Swift-changing Boundaries and Structures". 32 pages. The article and numerous illustrations record the author's flights. Flying only in the airplanes of commercial airlines he flew more than 15,000 miles across 18 countries with side trips to Scotland, Ireland, the Scan... View more info

Fantastic Novels Magazine, 8 (January 1950)

By: Various

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kokomo, Indiana, Popular Publications, Inc.: 1950

Seller ID: 14695

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


130 pages; drawings; ads in back; front cover color illustrations (7 x 9 1/2 inch). Contents: 'The Flying Legion' by George Allan England; 'What do you Think?' by the editor. The England novel was first published in 1919. Very good clean copy. View more info

Pluck and Luck : No. 1111

By: Various

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harry E. Wolff, Publisher: 1919

Seller ID: 15123

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


No. 1111 - September 17, 1919. Paper binding, color illustration on front. Cover torn at fold. Dimensions 7 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Protected by plastic sleeve. Pluck and Luck was a magazine for boys containing a complete adventure story in each issue. It was published from 1898-1929. Contents of this issue: "The Brand of Siberia; or, the Boy Tracker of the Steppes" by Allan Arnold. Also includes short news articles and various advertisements in back. View more info

Secret Service : Old and Young King Brady, Detectives : No. 941

By: Various

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Frank Tousey, Publisher: 1917

Seller ID: 15125

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


No. 941 - February 2, 1917. Paper binding, color illustration on front. Dimensions 8 x 11 1/2 inches. Cover torn at fold. Contents of this issue: "The Brady's at Baffin's Bay; or, the Trail Which Led to the Arctic" by a New York Detective. Also includes short news articles and various advertisements in back. View more info

Secret Correspondence Connected with Mr. Pitt's Return to Office in 1804; Chiefly Compiled From the Mss. at Melville Castle

By: Various

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Printed by Spottiswoodes and Shaw. 1852. London.: 1852

Seller ID: 3243

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Embossed cloth. Gilt decoration on front cover with gilt spine lettering. Not published. In 1804, with a large French army ready to invade, England needed a strong and well-directed Government, but such a Government did not exist. The Prime Minister , Mr. Addington was a man of integrity who showed himself useful and efficient in a second place. To compare him even for a moment to that great statesman who had preceded him in office, was a task too hard even for the flatt... View more info

Chambers's Papers for the People

By: Various

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, William and Robert Chambers: 1850

Seller ID: 3879

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


3 volumes. Brightly decorated covers, front and back; yellow boards with green and red lettering and decorations. Page edges are uncut. Limited illustrations. Vol. I: Has newspaper/magazine article pinned with two straight pins to the reverse side of Contents page (the article is titled "The Way of the World", an Old Story Revived -- The Parentage of Napoleon III.); page 31 missing part of upper margin. Vol. III: Chipping to top of spine. Each volume has several ... View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph. "Beautiful Royal Mount, Wordsworth's Home (1817-1850) Until His Death."

By: Various

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, N.Y., Underwood & Underwood: 1903

Seller ID: 9100

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Unumbered stereograph on gray card (7 x 3 1/2 inch) with nice clean image of Wordsworth's home and garden. View more info

Autograph Letter Signed

By: Vaughan, Robert Alfred

Price: $37.50

Seller ID: 4997

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Circa 1850. London. Note paper measures 4 1/2 x 7, written on both sides. Vaughan (1823-57) was a poet, critic, and Congregational Clergyman. He is best remembered for his Hours with the Mystics (1856 -- 2 volumes). In this letter he writes a magazine editor to get a copy of the magazine that carried one of his poems. View more info

In and Out of Florence : A New Introduction to a Well-Known City

By: Vernon, Max

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Compan: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3418

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Illustrated cloth. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Illustrations. From the Prefatory Note: "This is a sort of guide-book or introduction to Florence, both for those who actually are coming or have come to it, and for those who can come only in the spirit. And it tells something about Florence and the Florentines of to-day as well as about those glorious people of the earlier centuries". Contents include: In Florence and House-Hunting; Servants, Marketing... View more info

Original Carte De Visite Photo Portrait - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom

By: Victoria, Queen

Price: $25.00

Seller ID: 15102

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Circa 1860s. Original carte de visite photograph portrait (full-length, standing). Card dimensions 2 1/2 x 4 inches, photo dimensions 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. No photographer or publisher listed. Queen Victoria (1819-1901) was the longest reigning British monarch. The Victorian Era is named after her. View more info

Soldier of Freedom : the Life of Dr. Christian Nagel, 1787-1827, Director of the Royal Prussian Gymnasium in Cleve; Knight of the Iron Cross

By: von Ammon, Friedrich, and Theodor Herold; Gunther W. Nagel, Translator

Price: $37.50

Publisher: San Francisco, Published by the Translator: 1968

Seller ID: 3422

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Illustrated cloth. Illustrations. Printed by Lawton Kennedy. Gilt lettering on spine. Page sides are uncut. Some unopened pages. From the Translator's Preface: "This is the story of a man who lived during the era when Europe was overrun by the armies of Napoleon and who took part in the battle for freedom against that tyranny. His letters and journal tell much of the story and give an intimate view of the life and thought of the time. Set in another country, in anoth... View more info

Marco Polo's Narative Becomes Propaganda to Inspire Colon.

By: Wagner, Henry R.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Stockholm, Sweden, Magao Mundi: A Review of Early Catography.: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12324

Condition: Collectible-Fine


IMAGO MUNDI, VI. Pages 1-11; stiff paper wrapper with title on the cover. Wagner's account of the influence that the Marco Polo Narrative had on Columbus with its' account of the golden palaces of Japan and the far east. He goes into the likeness of Mexico to Japan as to wealth and exotic setting with post discovery cartographers. Fine clean copy. View more info

Autograph Letter Signed

By: Walker, Deane Franklin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 1821

Seller ID: 5090

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Dated February 7, 1821. One page handwritten letter, 4 1/2 x 7 1/2, right edge has small piece missing. On the verso, two small areas of red sealing wax residue. Deane Franklin Walker (1778-1865) was an English lecturer on science. The letter is a brief note in which he asks a lady how his course on Philosophy might suit her time schedule. View more info

The Plants of China and Their Usefulness to Man

By: Walker, Egbert H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution: 1943

Seller ID: 14546

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


'From the Smithsonian Report for 1943, Pages 325-362 (Publication 3754)'. Pages 325-362; 12 plates; pale green paper wrapper (6 1/8 x 9 5/8 inch). Evidence of a fold, lower left corner. A brief essay of the botany and flora of China and the role it has played in its history and economy. Illustrations supplement the text. Very good clean copy. View more info