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China's Open Door; A Sketch of Chinese Life and History

By: Wildman, Rounsevelle

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Lothrop Publishing Company. (1900).: 1900

Seller ID: 3052

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


First edition. Cloth; gilt lettering and gilt decorations on front cover. Illustrations. Page tops are gilt. Slight chipping to top and bottom of spine. Page sides and bottoms are uncut. Small stains to pages 4-9. Damp stain to top of edge pages 309 -314, does not affect text. From the Introduction: "This book is written in pure English. It is clear and concise in language, easy to understand, and opens up vistas of information which, until now, have been unknown to the general reader. At the b eginning the keynote is struck -- the author knows his subject". Chapters include: As to the... View more info

Travellers in Africa; Narratives and Adventures

By: Williams, Charles

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Henry T. Coates & Co. Circa 1908. Philadelphia.:

Seller ID: 3020

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Illustrated cloth, front cover and spine. Illustrations. From the Preface: "An intense interest has recently been awakened, and widely extended, in regard to South Africa. Questions are, in consequence, frequently arising as to the character of its surface, its diversified tribes, its plants, and its animals." "The object of the present volume is to meet such inquiries by popular details on the highest authority, abundantly interspersed with true stories of chivalrous enterprise and heart-thr illing adventure". Contents include: The Cape of Good Hope; The Hottentots; The Explor... View more info

Last Loves of Henri of Navarre

By: Williams, H. Noel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, England, Hutchinson & Co.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14410

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


315 pages; illustrations; blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. A full biography of Henri of Navarre and his love life. Very good clean copy. View more info

Famous Persons and Places

By: Willis, Nathaniel Parker

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Auburn, NY, Alden, Beardley and Company: 1854

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 019909

Condition: Very Good


Original publisher's dark green cloth binding. 5 1/2" x 8." 492 pages, complete. Eight pages of advertisements for other books in the back. Former ownership signature written in black ink on back pastedown: "J. M. Rose, New York City." Gilt lettering on spine (a bit faded). Beautiful impressed decorations on front and back covers. Pages and covers are clean and intact overall. Some faded foxing on pages. Covers have a few faint spots and a little chipping at the edges. N. P. Willis (1806-1867) was an acclaimed American author famous for his travel writings. He also w... View more info

Moorish Literature: Comprising Romantic Ballads, Tales of the Berbers, Stories of the Kabylie, Folk-Lore and National Traditions

By: Wilson, Epiphanius; Lockhart, J.; Busset, Rene; Starkweather, Chauncey C.; Mercier, G.; Sonneck, M. C.; Riviere, J. (Translators)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Colonial Press: 1901

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 019761

Condition: Near Fine


Original publisher's green cloth binding. 6 1/2" x 9 1/2." 191 pages, complete. Three plates, complete. Top edge gilt. Beige paper title label on spine. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Binding is tight. Very minimal, if any, wear. A collection of numerous songs, ballads, and stories from Moorish and Berber culture. The songs and stories are categorized by subject: "Moorish Ballads," "Moorish Romances," "The Story of Sidi Brahim of Massat," "Five Berber Stories," "Stories of the Maghreb," "Popular Tales of the Berbers,... View more info

Signature on Card - Margaret Harries Wilson (Mrs. Cornwell Baron Wilson)

By: Wilson, Margaret Harries

Price: $25.00

Publisher: 0

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 019374

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Signature on beige piece of paper in black ink by Margaret Harries Wilson (Mrs. Cornwell Baron Wilson). Signed paper is adhered to another piece of paper. No date, circa 1830s. Paper with signature measures 4 1/4" x 3"; paper backing measures 6 1/4" x 3 1/2." Signed, "Margaret Wilson, Mrs. Cornwell Boron Wilson." Both pieces of paper and the signatures are clean and intact. Margaret Wilson (or Mrs. Cornwell Baron Wilson; 1796-1846) was an English writer who published many works, including a biography on fellow playwright and novelist Matthew "Monk" Lewis i... View more info

Gray Days and Gold: In England and Scotland. New Edition, revised, with Illustrations

By: Winter, William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York and London, The Macmillan Company: 1896

Seller ID: 8731

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Publisher's dark gray cloth heavily decorated with gilt floral pattern. Inscribed by author with slip on front pastedown: "To my dear Louis. An affectionate rememberance on Christmas Eve 1896. With his father's love and blessing." (Not signed). William Winter was the leading theatre critic in America from the 1870's through the mid 19 teens. His son Louis was an actor. This is the first printing of the revised and illustrated edition. 324 pages, plus advertising of other of Winter's books at end. View more info

Opal : The Gem of the Never Never

By: Wollaston, T C.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, England, Thomas Murby & Co.: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14739

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


ix, 164 pages; illustrations, map; dark brown cloth binding, gilt lettering (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch). T.C. Wollaston (1863-1931) was an Australian miner and gem (opal) dealer who was the leading advocate of Opals in the world. "To accompany his display of Opals at the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley, London he wrote this semi-autobiographical 'Opal'. Contents: I: Australia's National Gem; II: On the Trail of the Opal; III: Sketches of Opal Field Characters. Very good clean copy. View more info

North Africa and the Desert, Scenes and Mood.

By: Woodberry, George E.

Price: $37.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13667

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


364 pages; dark blue cloth binding with gilt lettering. George Woodberry (1855-1930) was an American literature critic and poet. He was a Professor at the University of Nebraska and later Columbia University. This book gives an account of his travels in North Africa. Very good clean copy. View more info

Baboo English As 'Tis Writ : Being Curiosities of Indian Journalism

By: Wright, Arnold

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, England, T. Fisher Unwin: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14834

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


108 pages; ads {4} pages; gray cloth binding, design on the cover and spine in brown (5 x 6 1/8 inch). An account of Indian newspapers with background of their development. Very good clean copy. View more info

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Xenophontis, Philosophi et Imperatoris Clarissimi, Qua Extant Opera. A Joanne Leunclavio Tertia Cura in Latinum Sermonem Conversa

By: Xenophon

Price: $475.00

Publisher: Andreae Wecheli Haeredes: 1595

Seller ID: 12135

Condition: Very Good


2 volumes. I: [xvi] 698 pages. II: 402, [104] pages; index. (complete). Former library stamp in both volumes. No external markings Half-binding in leather with marbled boards. Some cracking along the hinges. Latin edition of the works of Xenophon by Leunclavius (Loewenklau) based on the edition of H. Estienne. With notes of Aemilius Portus. View more info

Der Kampf in Frau Europas Schule, Wie der Deutche Knabe den Franzofifchen Knaben Durchprugelte, und Wie der Englische Knabe Zufah

By: [Pullen, Henry William]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co.: 1872

Seller ID: 016428

Condition: Collectible-Very Good


String bound, paper wrapper, some chipping and soiling. 24 pages. German translation of "The Fight at Dame Europa's School", a satire about the Franco-Prussian War written by Henry William Pullen (1836-1903), English clergyman. When first published in 1870, this work sold many copies and was translated into many languages. View more info