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The Secret Museum of Mankind

By: Anonymous.

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 52616


Anonymous. The Secret Museum of Mankind, New York: Manhattan House, undated (early to mid-20th century). Octavo, priority unknown, unpaginated, blue cloth boards with black stamped labeling on spine and front, former owner's name stamped on endpages. Only text is the captioning for hundreds of halftone photos that present folk and native cultures and costume from around the world, documenting ways of life that are now largely bygone. Condition of this book: Covers... View more info

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Yuppies Invade My House at Dinnertime

By: BARRY, Joseph, and DEVRELANEY, John (editors,

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 50289

ISBN: 0944421016

Condition: near fine


[HOBOKEN] Various writers, edited by Joseph Barry and John Derevlany. Yuppies Invade My House at Dinnertime, A tale of brunch, bombs, and gentrification in an American city, first edition octavo, Hoboken: Big River Publishing, 1987, pp. (xxiv), 181, (2), wraps, halftone photos. Condition: Dust jacket shows light wear, no tears. Leaves clean and tight. View more info

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The Fall of Jerusalem and the Christian Church

By: BRANDON, S.G.F.,

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London,, SPCK,: 1968

Seller ID: 50149

ISBN: 0281004501

Condition: good


Dust jacket shows sunning, chipping, and is price-clipped. View more info

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House of Bondage

By: COLE, Ernest.

Price: $125.00

Seller ID: 53943


COLE, ERNEST. House of Bondage, New York: Ridge Press, 1967. Quarto, first edition, pp. 192, tan cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine and upper panel, 180 gravures. The photographer, working in the tightly segregated nation that was South Africa, left his country to get these photos published. Parr & Badger, V.2, pp. 106-07: "The furore it [the book] caused made him a perhaps reluctant hero for a generation of aspiring black photographers; despite the suc... View more info

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Horace Bristol, An American View

By: CONNER, Kevin, and HEIMERDINGER, Debra,

Price: $225.00

Seller ID: 50451

ISBN: 0811812626


CONNER, KEVIN, and HEIMERDINGER, DEBRA. Horace Bristol, An American View, San Francisco: Chronicle, 1996. Quarto, first edition, pp. 144, black cloth boards, blind-stamped, duotones of Bristol's key works. The authors give short introductory essays to each chapter, the bulk of which is made up of Bristol's photos. Bristol was of the Mydans-Lange generation and worked for Life, and he is largely forgotten, although his images are not. He worked with Steinbeck on a proj... View more info

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S.S. Manhattan arrives in New York Harbor

By: Fairchild Aerial Surveys

Price: $1,000.00

Seller ID: shipprint


FAIRCHILD AERIAL SURVEYS, S.S. Manhattan arrives in New York Harbor, undated (1932). 15x19.5 inches or 38x50cm, gelatin silver print, framed under glass on its original mount, Fairchild credit in the negative, labeled on the mount. The background provides a beautifully clear view of the lower Manhattan skyline, with the long-gone aquarium in Battery Park at right center (the round building). The ship was launched in 1931, at the outset of the Depression, and was consi... View more info

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Traces of Antiquity in the Greek Landscape

By: FAKIDI, Maria, and MINAIDI, Dora,

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 50579

ISBN: 960161253X


FAKIDI, MARIA, and MINADI, DORA. Traces of Antiquity in the Greek Landscape, Athens: Patakis Publishers, 2003. Large, heavy quarto, English language edition, pp. 490, orange cloth boards with gray lettering on front and spine, extensive illustration with color photos, text by Maria Bellogianni. Scarce title, not for the casual traveler but for the serious student and artifact hunter who wants to explore the Greek landscape away from the tourist attractions, although t... View more info

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Curso de economia politica

By: FLORES ESTRADA, Alvaro,

Price: $340.00

Seller ID: 50119

Condition: good


FLORES ESTRADA, ALVARO. Curso de economia politica, 4th edition, corrected, octavo, Caracas: George Corser, 1840, pp. [2], iv, 593, [1], [2], index (the last leaf of the index is lacking) contemporary sheep binding with gilt decoration and gilt lettering on spine. Text in Spanish. Occasional worm holes along the spine, hinges cracked, boards rubbed and chipped, moderate to heavy foxing begins at page 347 and continues through the end; still, a good copy of a scarce text... View more info

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Geography Anatomiz'd; or, The Geographical Grammar

By: GORDON, Patrick.

Price: $1,000.00

Seller ID: 52070


GORDON, PATRICK. Geography Anatomiz'd; or, The Geographical Grammar, London: R. Knaplock etc., 1725. Octavo, 10th edition, pp. [xviii], 416 (misnumbered but all present, lacking rear blanks), contemporary full calf with a hand-written code on spine, five raised bands, 17 folding map plates by John Senex measuring about 23x20cm (8x9 inches), title page in red and black with margin notes. No copies of this edition are located by OCLC or KVK, but a couple copies from 172... View more info

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Early Photography in Canada

By: GREENHILL, Ralph

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Toronto,, Oxford University Press,: 1965,

Seller ID: 50372

Condition: very good


pp. 173, including 106 plates, most from the author's private collection, beige cloth boards, near fine. Condition of this book: Dust jacket shows light wear, a bit of sunning, chipping. Leaves clean and tight. View more info

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The Americans, in Their Moral, Social, and Political Relations

By: GRUND, Francis J.

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 51975


GRUND, FRANCIS J. The Americans, in Their Moral, Social, and Political Relations, Boston: Marsh, Capen and Lyon, 1837. 12mo, first American edition, pp. 423, contemporary three-quarter black calf over mottled boards, gilt lettering and rules, library sticker on spine. Howes G449, Sabin 29002. A German lives among Americans, finds much to admire. Condition of this book: Boards worn at extremities. Ex-Maryland State Library with that library's markings. Leaves clea... View more info

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Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Great Riots

By: HEADLEY, J.T.

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 51666


HEADLEY, J.T. Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Great Riots, New York: E.B. Treat, 1877. Octavo, pp. 560, 53 illustrated plates, green cloth boards with gilt lettering stamped on spine, black image of a steam train on upper board, various ownership signatures on endpages. Covers the New York draft riots, the railroad riots of Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia, and much other unpleasantness. Headley was a popular 19th-century author, known most for his book on the ... View more info

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Modern German Art for Paris, Prague, and London

By: HOLZ, Keith,

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 50646

ISBN: 0472113704


HOLZ, KEITH. Modern German Art for Paris, Prague, and London, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. Quarto, first edition, pp. xvii, 359, black cloth boards with red lettering on spine, 6 color plates, numerous black-and-white illustration. Subtitled "Resistance & Acquiescence in a Democratic Public Sphere," this is a study of exiled artists' associations in Paris, Prague and London, and their attempts to educate the world about the Nazi regime. Artists cover... View more info

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Customs & Faces, photographs by Sir Benjamin Stone 1838-1914

By: JAY, Bill

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 50563

ISBN: 0902620835


JAY, BILL. Customs & Faces, photographs by Sir Benjamin Stone 1838-1914, London: St. Martin's Press, 1972. Quarto, first edition, unpaginated with a 20-page introduction and 68 photolithographic reproductions of Stone's pictures, black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Stone captured like nobody else the peculiar nature of Olde England, with photos of festivals, pageants, gypsies, the poor, the common and the just plain weird, like the men celebrating the Har... View more info

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Directory of American Tool Makers, Colonial Times to 1899

By: KIJOWSKI, Gene (editor);

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 50832


KIJOWSKI, GENE (editor). Directory of American Tool Makers, Colonial Times to 1899, n.p.: Early American Industries Association, 1990. Quarto, working draft edition, pp. xviii, 394, 20 (data capture forms), wraps. Preliminary issue of a reference work that was released in 1999, now very scarce. Pulled together by many volunteers, it was distributed among the members of the association so that they would have a working copy to be updated and refined for the eventual fi... View more info

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Likeness and Landscape, Thomas M. Easterly and the Art of the Daguerreotype

By: KILGO, Dolores A.

Price: $100.00

Seller ID: 52195

ISBN: 1883982030


KILGO, DOLORES A. Likeness and Landscape, Thomas M. Easterly and the Art of the Daguerreotype, St. Louis: Missouri Historical Society, 1994. Tall quarto, first edition, pp. x, 234, black cloth boards with silver-stamped lettering on spine and upper panel, extensively illustrated in color and halftone. Recognition for a daguerreotypist who worked the American frontier, photographing Indians, celebrities and ordinary people. Kilgo presents "the only large body of outdoo... View more info

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A Daughter of the Sioux

By: KING, Charles.

Price: $150.00

Seller ID: 51902


KING, GEN. CHARLES. A Daughter of the Sioux, New York: Hobart, 1903. 12mo, first edition, pp. 306, red cloth boards with gilt-stamped lettering on spine and upper panel, full-length color image of a Native American on upper panel, top edge gilt, 8 illustrated plates by Frederic Remington and Edwin Willard Deming (4 each artist, all black and white). King, a noted writer on the U.S. Army's campaign against the Sioux, here turns to a fictional account of the times. C... View more info

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Pilgrimage

By: LEIBOVITZ, Annie.

Price: $50.00

Seller ID: 53632

ISBN: 0375505083


LEIBOVITZ, ANNIE. Pilgrimage, New York: Random House, 2011. Quarto, first edition, pp. 246, beige cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering to spine and front, original belly band, color photos. The famous celebrity photographer breaks form here for a pictorial journey through history, with only the dead getting any attention. Condition of this book: Faint wear at jacket extremities, else fine. View more info

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Mexico City

By: LEVITT, Helen

Price: $700.00

Seller ID: 50652

ISBN: 0393045498


LEVITT, HELEN. Mexico City, New York: Doubletake and W.W. Norton, 1997. Quarto, copy No. 31 of a first edition of 200, pp. 141, green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, signed by Levitt on the limitation page, 67 duotone photos, with a 19-page introductory essay by James Oles that is reprinted in Spanish in the back of the book. Levitt, who made her name photographing the streets of New York City, traveled to Mexico City in 1941 and spent several months photog... View more info

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Army of the Potomac Report Aug. 3, 1863, With an Account of the Campaign in Western Virginia

By: McCLELLAN, George B.

Price: $1,500.00

Seller ID: 50541


McCLELLAN, GEORGE B. Army of the Potomac Report Aug. 3, 1863, With an Account of the Campaign in Western Virginia, New York: Sheldon and Company, 1864. Very good in fine binding. Quarto, one of 250 printed, pp. 484, frontis is folding map of Antietam battlefield, new (2011) black cloth binding, red morocco label on spine, gilt lettering, untrimmed edges, some leaves unopened. With single-plate maps of the Peninsula and the Siege of Yorktown. The Union commander her... View more info