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Travels Comprising Observations Made During a Residence in the Tarentaise ...


Price: $1,000.00

Seller ID: 53307

BAKEWELL, R. Travels Comprising Observations Made During a Residence in the Tarentaise ..., in 2 volumes, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823. Octavo, first editions, pp. 8 (ads), xvi, 381, 3 hand-colored aquatints; vii, 447, 1 color plate (frontispiece), contemporary three-quarter maroon calf over maroon cloth, gilt lettering inside 4 of 5 spine compartments, rehinged with added endpages to repair cracked joints, edges untrimmed. Provenance: from the collection of the mountaineer Vernon Howard, with his bookplates on the front pastedowns; title pages have inadequately erase... View more info

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Toros Muertos

By: CLERGUE, Lucien.

Price: $200.00

Seller ID: 53108

CLERGUE, LUCIEN. Toros Muertos, New York: Brussel & Brussel, 1966. Square quarto, American edition of a book that was published earlier in France and Germany, unpaginated, red cloth boards with black lettering stamped into spine and front, largely halftone photos with text mostly in English. Clergue, a collaborator of Picasso's, here captures the pain and anguish of a blood sport's losers. Although this was not intended to be anti-bullfighting, it looks that way to modern eyes. Condition of this book: Dust jacket is chipped at edges, some leaves over-opened. View more info

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Falconry and Art

By: DE CHAMERLAT, Christian A.;

Price: $275.00

Seller ID: 51520

ISBN: 0856673382

DE CHAMERLAT, CHRISTIAN ANTOINE. Falconry and Art, London: Sotheby's Publications, 1987. Heavy quarto, first edition, pp. 255, green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and front, color and halftone illustration. An international survey of the art inspired by the bird species that hunts on behalf of people, beginning in ancient times. View more info

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The End, Montauk, N.Y.

By: DWECK, Michael.

Price: $1,500.00

Seller ID: 52655

ISBN: 0810950081

DWECK, MICHAEL. The End, Montauk, N.Y., New York: Abrams, 2004. Tall folio, first edition, unpaginated, beige cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on spine and front, about 150 halftone and color photo plates profiling the free-spirited surfing community at the eastern end of New York's Long Island. The photographer wrote of Montauk: "It's 100 miles from Manhattan, yet almost no one locks their doors and the taco stand extends credit. Everyone knows the freewheeling vibe can't last, they're just determined that it won't disappear on their watch. ... I focused on the subjects I was most... View more info

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The Ruffed Grouse Book

By: EVANS, George Bird [editor].

Price: $200.00

Seller ID: 52113

EVANS, GEORGE BIRD [editor]. The Ruffed Grouse Book, New Jersey: Amwell Press, 1977. Tall octavo, copy No. 764 of an edition limited to 1000 copies, pp. xv, 258, light green buckram boards with green stamped lettering and hunting ornaments on spine, stamped drawing of a hunting horn and trophy on upper panel, slipcased, green ribbon bookmark bound in. Signed on the limitation page by Evans, illustrator Donad Shoffstall, and Jim Rikhoff, the president of the National Sporting Fraternity Limited, for which this book was published. It's a compilation of great writing on the grouse, including w... View more info

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The Birds of the Bible


Price: $300.00

Seller ID: 51725

HARBAUGH, H. The Birds of the Bible, Philadelphia: Lindsay and Blakiston, 1854. Quarto, first edition, pp. xi, 12-300, 12 color plates including extra title page, original blue cloth boards with blind-stamped and gilt-stamped decoration on both panels and spine. Condition of this book: Boards darkening near edges, rubbed at edges with minor losses at spine ends. Leaves toning, with dampstain at upper edges, images fine. Overall good and sound. View more info

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By: RITTS, Herb

Price: $250.00

Edition: first and only,

Seller ID: 50398

ISBN: 4891944471

Condition: near fine

RITTS, HERB. Kazu, Tokyo: Parco, 1995. Folio, only edition, pp. 52, printed boards, duotone plates of the Japanese athlete Kazu, Kazuyoshi Miura, wearing little or nothing. Typical Ritts quality (that is, extraordinary), all photos single-page, some with no bleed. Scarce. Condition of this book: Dust jacket shows light wear, no tears. Leaves clean and tight. View more info

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Travel and Big Game

By: SELOUS, Percy,

Price: $300.00

Seller ID: 50745

SELOUS, PERCY, and BRYDEN, H.A. Travel and Big Game, London: Bellairs and Co., 1897. Quarto, first edition, pp. 196, 6 plates of drawings, green cloth boards with beveled edges, gilt lettering on top and spine, gilt palm tree on spine, black drawing of a hunter on top. Mostly written by Selous but with chapters on giraffe and zebra hunting by Bryden. Covers hunting in Africa and North America. Six illustrations by Charles Whymper show game animals with vaguely human expressions on their faces. Scarce. Condition of this book: Boards rubbed at extremities, chipping at head and tail of spi... View more info

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Wehman's Book on Pigeons

By: WINTERS, Frances

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 50505

[PIGEONS] Wehman's Book on Pigeons, by Frances M. Winters, duodecimo, New York: Wehman Bros., 1939, pp. 31, illustrated wraps, with line drawings. This pamphlet is a manual for the breeder of all kinds of pigeons "for exhibition and profit," with chapters covering construction of pigeon houses, management and food, varieties and breeds, and diseases. Condition of this book: Cover shows little wear, no tears. Pages clean and tight, tanning. View more info