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The Friendly Arctic

By: Stefansson, Vilhjalmur

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1921

Seller ID: 016357

Condition: Good


Publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. Rubbing, bumped corner, evidence of moisture damage. Pages buckled from moisture but remarkably not stained. 784 pages with index, 68 photographs on plates, and 8 maps, one in a pocket at the end of the book. Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962) was a Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist. This book is an account of his third polar expedition from 1913-1918, especially the ethnology of the native Inuits. View more info

The Northward Course of Empire.with an Introduction By Dr. Edward William Nelson, Chielf of the United States Biological Survey.with Illustrations and a Map

By: Steffanson, Vilhjalmur

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace and Company: 1922

Seller ID: 7862

Condition: Collectible-Fine


(1922). A later printing, but in the uncommon dust wrapper that is chipped along the edges. Publisher's gray cloth with black lettering. Steffanson's argument that the north is a place for expansion. Photo illustrated. Scuff to foot of title page, not affecting printed portion. Folding map in back 274 pages. View more info

The Dangers of the Country, By the Author of War in Disguise.

By: Stephens, James

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Engand, J.Butterworth: 1807

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12022

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


227 pages; expertly bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt lettering on the spine. James Stephens (1758-1832) wrote this political and moral pamphlet to play on the British fear of a French invasion by Napoleon after the defeat of the Prussian Army and a reprise for the Battle of Trafalgar. The last fifty pages are concerned with the abolition of the slave trade. A very good clean copy. View more info

American Flights : Flying the "Hump" of the Andes; Volume 59, Pages 595-636, May, 1931 (cover title)

By: Stevens, Albert W., Captain

Price: $20.00

Publisher: National Geographic Magazine: 1931

Seller ID: 4363

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth backed wrappers. Extracted from the National Geographic Magazine. 41 pages. The article describes the hazardous flight conditions over the Andes Mountains between Argentina and Chile. Numerous illustrations. Bound by the Angwin Book Binder, Angwin, California. View more info

The English Admirals : Greenville. 1591. On Sir Richard Greenville & His Ship, the "Revenge"

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, California, Book Club of California: 1942

Seller ID: 14400

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"Leaflet" of the Book Club of California. [2] pages; folded paper (4 x 6 inch). An account of the battle of the 'Revenge' against fifty ships of the Spanish fleet during 1591. Very good copy. View more info

Treasure Island

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, Rand McNally & Company: 1939

Seller ID: 14515

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


xiii, 258 pages; five color illustrations, complete; black cloth binding with silver color lettering. Paste down color illustration on the front cover. Robert Louis Stevenson's famous children's story in a handsome clean edition. Very good copy. View more info

The Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale.

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $25.00

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

Seller ID: 14893

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"Select Library No. 125". 282 pages; ads in front and back sections; illustrated paper wrapper (4 7/8 x 7 inch). Very good copy. View more info

New Footprints in Old Places

By: Stiles, Pauline

Price: $25.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Paul Elder and Company: 1917

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3459

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Illustrated cloth. Illustrations. Page sides and bottoms are uncut. Some unopened pages. Ink notations to front end papers. A travel journal. Contents include: En Route to Rome; First Days in our Roman Home; Rome -- The Mother of Nations; We Travel in the South (The Amalfi Drive, Ravello, Sorrento, etc.); Last Roman Days; We Become Parisians (Arrival in Paris, The Ballet Russe, Saint Cloud, Chantilly, etc.); Touraine and Belgium; We Encounter London; War and England; etc... View more info

Annals of the Artists of Spain : a New Edition Incorporating the Author's Own Notes, Additions and Emendations

By: Stirling-Maxwell, William, Sir

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, John C. Nimmo: 1891

Seller ID: 3424

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


4 Volumes. Boards; gilt decorations on front cover with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. No. 946 of 1040 copies. With a two-page autograph letter from the author tipped in. Page tops are gilt. Page sides and bottoms are uncut. In four volumes with a total of 1670 pages. With portrait and twenty-four steel and mezzo-tint engravings, also numerous engravings on wood. Vol. I has missing corner to page 131; does not affect text. Volume III has unopened pages. From the... View more info

Hortulus

By: Strabo, Walahfrid

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa, The Hunt Botanical Library: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14497

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


"The Hunt Facsimile Series, 2". xi, 91 pages; facsimiles; bibliography, index; white cloth binding (6 5/8 x 10 1/2 inch). Printed in Holland, limited to 1500 copies. Robert Grabhorn bookplate on the front pastedown. A facsimile reprint of Strabo's 'Hortulus' with an edited and translated version printed. Wilfrid Blunt has provided an introduction; George Lawrence 'Editions of the Hortulus' pages 69-78; and a listing of plants mentioned in the poem. Written when S... View more info

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Lives of the Queens of England, from The Norman Conquest; with Anecdotes of Their Courts, Now First Published from Official Records and Other Authentic Documents, Private as Well as Public; 12 Volumes, Complete

By: Strickland, Agnes

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Henry Colburn, Publisher: 1840

Seller ID: 4847

Condition: Very Good


12 volumes, complete. Vol. 1: 1st edition. Vols. 2, 3: 2nd editions, "With corrections and additions". Vols. 4 - 12: 1st edition. Published 1840-48. Covers are 3/4 leather with patterned boards; front and rear end papers are identical to patterned paper on boards. Gilt lettering and decoration on spine, gilt trim at leather edges, gilt edged page tops. Frontispiece each volume. Externally fine, uncut page sides many volumes. Offsetting: Vol. IV, pages 72-73; Vol.... View more info

Original Stereocard Photograph - "The Finest of French Cafes, Grand Hotel, Paris, France."

By: Strohmeyer, Henry A.; Underwood, Bert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Strohmeyer and Wyman; Underwood and Underwood: 1894

Seller ID: 019370

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original stereocard on beige board. Board measures 7" x 3 1/2"; photograph measures 6" x 3 1/4." A clean copy. Photograph shows an ornate dining room at the Parisian Grand Hotel with chandeliers, mirrors, and numerous empty chairs and tables. Title is printed below the right image (and on the back of the board in six different languages). "Series 1894, by Bert Underwood." is also printed under the right image. "Strohmeyer & Wyman, Publis... View more info

Typed Letter Signed

By: Sturgis, Mark

Price: $37.50

Publisher: 1908

Seller ID: 8081

Condition: Collectible-Fine


One page. 4 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. On embossed "First Lord of the Treasury" stationery. To a Mr. Miller, instructing him on the proper pronunciation of the name "Asquith." Sturgis (1884-1949) was a leading British administrator in Dublin during the last stages of the Irish Revolution (1920-22). View more info

The Etchings of Piranesi

By: Sturgis, Russell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Frederick Kepel & Co.: 1905

Seller ID: 14116

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


54 pages; illustrations; gray paper wrapper (3 1/4 x 5 3/4 inch). Giambattista Piranesi (1720-1778) lived in Rome and created etchings dealing with the classical world and Rome and its environs. Has examples of his etchings included in the illustrations with a brief biography. Very good clean copy. View more info

Sketches in Italy

By: Symonds, John Addington

Price: $47.50

Publisher: Leipzig, Germany, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1883

Seller ID: 015840

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's 3/4 leather binding with gilt lettering on spine. Rubbing. 312 pages, Vol. 2126 in the publisher's "Collection of British Authors" series. Bookplate on endpaper, and inscription on fly leaf, "Fred W. Carpenter Naples Italy May 30 1902". This is a collection of essays about contemporary Italy by John Addington Symonds (1840-1893), English poet and cultural historian. It was owned by Fred W. Carpenter, who was William Howard Taft's (1857-1930) p... View more info

The Avenging Brotherhood: A Startling Tale of Russian Intrigue

By: Tattersall, Ivan (pseudonym of Ivan Tattersall Hodgkinson)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, The White House Publishers: 1929

Edition: 1st American Edition

Seller ID: 019487

Condition: Fine


Original publisher's green cloth binding with multicolored illustrated dust wrapper. 5 3/8" x 7 5/8." 293 pages, complete. Pages and covers are clean; binding is tight. Dust wrapper is intact except for very small and light chipping at the corners. A very clean copy. Referenced in Aubin, pg. 398. View more info

Japan in Our Day. Compiled and Arranged By Bayard Taylor, Revised By William Elliot Griffis.

By: Taylor, Bayard

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1892

Seller ID: 5783

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


293 pages, plates, brown cloth. (Library of Travel series). Owner signature and stamp of Albert Gallatin, Jr. Taylor visited Japan as a member of Commodore M.C. Perry's expedition in 1854. His travel narrative includes liberal extracts from other authors, observations on customs, festivals, gymnasts and wrestlers, superstitutions, Japanese art, artists, and artisans, mythology, the wonderful city of Tokio, Resources of Japan, and more. View more info

Original Carte De Visite Photo Portrait - Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston "Lord Palmerston"

By: Temple, Henry John, 3rd Viscount Palmerston

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, H Hering:

Seller ID: 15037

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Circa 1860s. Original carte de visite photograph portrait (standing, full length). Card dimensions 2 1/2 x 4 inches, photo dimensions 2 1/8 x 3 1/2 inches. On back "H Hering, Photographer to the Queen, 137, Regent Street, London." Lord Palmerston (1784-1865) served twice as Prime Minister under Queen Victoria, once from 1855-1858 and again from 1859-1865. He started his political career as a Tory, but ended as a Liberal. View more info

Rothenburg, Dinkelsbuhl, Nordlingen

By: Teupser, Werner

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Leipzig, E. A. Seemann: 1928

Seller ID: 3426

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Cloth; gilt lettering and decoration on front cover and spine. Illustrated dust wrapper; slight chipping to top of spine. Illustrations. In German. A guidebook to the three towns noted in the title. View more info

The Four Georges. Lovel the Widower. Denis Duval.

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, England, 1860

Seller ID: 14146

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Three magazine novels bound together; 3/4 leather binding with green cloth boards. Manuscript title page."The Four Georges" CORNHILL MAGAZINE (July thru October 1860) 1-20; 175-190; 257-277; 385-406, all with illustrations. "Lovel The Widower" CORNHILL MAGAZINE (1860) 44-60; 233-247; 330-345; 385-402; 583-597; 652-668, all with illustrations. "Denis Duval" CORNHILL MAGAZINE (March thru June 1864) 257-291; 385-409; 513-536; 641-665, notes, all with... View more info