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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

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Original Map - "Map of the Georgian and Society Islands."

By: Walker, John; Walker, Alexander; Walker, Charles (collectively known as J and C Walker)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, England, H. Fisher Son and P. Jackson: 1829

Seller ID: 020210

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Original publisher's black and white engraved map of the Georgian and Society Islands which are known collectively today as the Windward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. This is a beautiful map that shows the islands and their names. Map with margins measures 8 3/8" x 5"; actual map area measures 6 7/8" x 4." Map is very clean and intact but has slight foxing. Lines of latitude and longitude also included. The Georgia Islands encompass the islands of Tahiti, Mo'orea (called "Eimeo" on map), and Maiao (labeled as Sir George Sanders or Tabuaemann Isl... View more info

Autograph Letter Signed - Arthur Bingham Walkley

By: Walkley, Arthur Bingham

Price: $37.50

Publisher: 1924

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 5007

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

London. Single sheet stationery, 5 x 8, letterhead reads "The Athenaeum, Pall Mall, S.W.I", dated April 1, 1924, two handwritten pages. One side edge of page two has paper residue, letter had been affixed to another paper. Walkley (1855-1926) was considered one of the foremost drama critics of his day. In this letter he writes to a Mr. Helm about Balzac and Henry James and about having once made James angry with him. View more info

Twilight Reveries

By: Walsh, Louis J.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: M. H. Gill & Son, Ltd. 1924. Dublin.: 1924

Seller ID: 3277

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

First edition. Full page inscription by the author, signed 7/11/30. Cloth; slight sun fading to part of front and back covers. Browning to end papers. With an Epilogue by Mary Walsh. From the author's page: "A few of the sketches and stories contain ed in this book have appeared in the 'Irish Independent', 'Catholic Bulletin', etc. The characters (including the 'ego'), places and incidents, described in this book are fictitious, however much they may resemble realities". Contents include: An Ab stract of Title; The Vindication of His Honour; Up in the Mountain; The Races; The Battle of... View more info

High Hats and Low Bows.

By: Walter, Ellery

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York & London, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6308

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

222 pages, 11 plates, orange cloth stamped in navy, 9 x 6 1/2". Nice copy, clean and bright, in dust jacket which is edge worn and has a couple of small spots, protected by a mylar jacket. The inspiring story of a young man with one leg who travelled the world and met Mussolini, Pope Pius XI, Von Hindenburg and other great men. View more info

Seeing France with Uncle John

By: Warner, Anne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Company: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 020856

Condition: Fine

Original publisher's blue cloth binding. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4." 322 pages, complete. Thirty-four black and white plates and illustrations, complete. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. A nice, clean, unworn copy. A Fine book. A young woman named Yvonne writes back home while touring France with her eccentric uncle. View more info


By: Warner, Charles Dudley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, James R. Osgood and Company: 1872

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019984

Condition: Very Good

Original publisher's green cloth binding. 4 1/2" x 6." 289 pages, complete. Gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Impressed decorations on front and back covers and spine. Red edges. Former ownership inscription on back of front free endpaper in black ink and dated 1873: "Louisa M. Frost. From Aunt Anna E. Birthday. Sept. 8th, 1873." Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Referenced in the Bibliography of American Literature (BAL), no. 21124. "Small format" with a different set of advertisements in the back (two pages of ads for My Summer in a Garden... View more info

Napoleon and the End of the French Revolution

By: Warwick, Charles F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, George W. Jacobs & Company: 1910

Seller ID: 3455

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Illustrated cloth. Gilt and black decoration on front cover. Illustrations. Page tops are gilt. Page sides and bottoms are uncut. Library envelope, with library card, affixed to rear end paper, from the Library of the California School for the Deaf, and the Blind, Berkeley. 481 pages. Pages 471-474 have jagged edges from improper opening, does not affect text. In the Preface the author notes: "The Revolution made Napoleon. He was its embodiment, its natural sequence; it culminated in him; he stood between its chaos and a Bourbon restoration and although a usurper and a despot he saved the ... View more info

The Loved One: An Anglo-American Tragedy

By: Waugh, Evelyn

Price: $37.50

Publisher: London, England, Chapman and Hall: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 020704

Condition: Fine

Original publisher's blue cloth binding with beige and green illustrated dust wrapper in mylar. Gilt lettering on spine of the book. 5 1/8" x 7 1/2." 144 pages, complete. Black and white illustrations, complete. Both endpapers have black and white marbled illustrations. Dust wrapper and pages and covers of the book are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. Dust wrapper and book have minimal age and edge wear. Dust wrapper is not price-clipped. No remainder marks. A satire on American perspectives and the cultural differences between the United States and Britain. The sub... View more info

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Original Map - "Guiana: Shewing the Localities of the Principal Indian Nations"

By: Weller, Edward

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, England, Bell and Daldy: 1868

Seller ID: 020137

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Original publisher's black and white lithographic map showing Guyana, the Caribbean Islands (Lesser Antilles), and the northeastern portion of South America including parts of Venezuela and Brazil. Map with margins measures 16 3/4" x 14 3/8"; actual map area measures 16" x 13 1/4." Map is folded into eighths; slight splitting at some of the folds along the edges. A few, very small foxing spots. Map is very clean and intact overall. The names of the indigenous tribes of northeastern South America are placed on the map where they live. Natural geographic features are shown ... View more info

Le Roi De Rome (1811-1832).

By: Welschinger, Henri

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Paris, Plon-Nourrit et Cie: 1902

Seller ID: 6836

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Fifth edition. viii, 493 pages, portrait, attractively bound in 3/4 leather and marbled boards, 4 raised bands, gilt tooling and lettering on spine, gilt top edge, 9.5 x 6.5". Very nice copy. Appears to be an exhaustive study of Napoleon. View more info

Thirty Years in the Golden North. Translated By Paul Selver, with a Foreword By Karel Capek.

By: Welzl, Jan

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, The Macmillan Company: 1932

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 13669

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

336 pages; folding map; blue cloth binding with dust jacket under mylar. Some fading to the spine of the dust jacket. An account of a Polar Czech who spent thirty years living along the Siberian Arctic coast trading with the natives, whalers, and gold seekers. He lived in a large cave operating out of it selling coal and goods for trade. Makes for an interesting read. Very good clean copy. View more info

The West India Sketch Book. In Two Volumes. [Vol. II]

By: Wentworth, Trelawny

Price: $750.00

Publisher: London, England, Printed for Whittaker & Co.: 1834

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10825

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Volume Two Only. Volume II: vi, 391 pages; 13 illustrations (complete), tables; appendix; bound in original publisher's green cloth with title label pasted on the spine. Signed in pencil "J.L.B.". Contains chapters XVIII through XXXIII, plus appendix. View more info

Bidrag Til det Kiobenhavnske Universitets Historie, i Tidsrummet fra dets Stiftelse til Reformationens Indforelse

By: Werlauff, Erich Christian

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Copenhagen, Kongelig og Universitets - Bogtrykker: 1836

Seller ID: 4986

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

22 pages. Small title label front cover. Loose covers, some chipping along spine edges. Contents intact. Two tears rear cover, repaired. Light foxing last two pages. Printed in Copenhagen. Contributions to the History of the University of Copenhagen from the time of its founding to the Reformation. The author: 1781-1871; Danish historian. View more info

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The Queens of Society

By: Wharton, Grace and Philip

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Porter & Coates:

Seller ID: 016346

Condition: Very Good

Circa 1890. Two volume set, blue cloth binding with lovely gilt and silver illustration on front of three feathers with ribbon. Rubbing, cloth has been pieced in to repair spine. Volume 1 - 451 pages with 8 portrait plates, complete. Volume 2 - 439 pages with 10 portrait plates, complete. Grace Wharton was the pseudonym of Katherine Thomson (1797-1862), an English novelist and historian. This work is a collection of anecdotal biographies of prominent women in English and French society from the 16th to the early 19th century. It was written with her son, John Cockburn Thomson. These copies are... View more info

The Awakening of Mary Fenwick

By: Whitby, Beatrice

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, M.J. Ivers & Co., Publishers: 1889

Seller ID: 14890

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

"American Series, 153". 332 pages; ads in back section; paper wrapper (4 3/4 x 6 7/8 inch). Some chipping to corners, minor hole (paper defect) in title page not effecting text. Very good copy. View more info

Guatemala . Land of Ancient Arts, Crafts, Costumes and Customs .

By: Whiteside, Maxine W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1939

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10082

Condition: Collectible-Fine

Inscribed by the author "'With fond remembrances' to Wilhalmina, from Maxine W. Whiteside" on the title page in ink. 31 pages; illustrations; dark orange paper covers with title and author on the cover. Account of the 50th annual excursion of the California Press Association lead by former Governor Friend Richardson to Guatemala. Clean copy inside and outside. View more info

The Future of East and West; An Essay in Surmise

By: Whyte, Frederick

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd. (1932). London.: 1932

Seller ID: 3050

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

Cloth. Illustrated dust wrapper; slight chipping to top of spine. This is one book in a series called "World Problems of To-day", written by several authors. From the dust wrapper: "The whole course of political events since the Great War and perhap s most of all the recent monetary crisis have compelled all thinking people to realise how closely the interests of this country are interwoven both politically and financially with those of other nations and especially of the other States of Europe ". "Herein lies a very real danger to the future of the country, for even those ... View more info

Original Print - "Vue de la Sortie de Paris Prise du Pont Neuf"

By: Wichnyther; Chereau, Jacques

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, England; Paris, France, Wichnyther; Jacques Chereau: 1761

Seller ID: 019885

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

A beautiful, original hand-colored copperplate engraving that shows a view of Pont Neuf over the River Seine. People are shown walking or riding in horse-drawn carriages. Statue of Henry IV is featured in the center. Paper measures 19 1/2" x 13 1/8"; printed area measures 5 1/2" x 8 3/4." The local points of interest within the scene have numbers next to them, which correspond to a key below that lists the names of said places or monuments. This print is also a "vue d'optique," which were very popular in the latter half of the eighteenth century and first half of t... View more info

Penelope's Irish Experiences

By: Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Boston, Mass, Houghton Mifflin & Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14365

Condition: Collectible-Very Good

xi, 345 pages; illustrations; green cloth binding with paper label on spine. Kate Wiggin was a leading author of children's books and founded the first Kindergarten class in San Francisco during the 1880s before moving to Maine where she wrote and lived the rest of her life. Very good clean copy. View more info