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#1 CATALOGUE OF AN EXTENSIVE AND INTERESTING COLLECTION OF OVER 2500 BOOK PLATES WITH AN ADDENDA..., Edmund Lister
1 #1 CATALOGUE OF AN EXTENSIVE AND INTERESTING COLLECTION OF OVER 2500 BOOK PLATES WITH AN ADDENDA... Edmund Lister
Oldham, England Edmund Lister 1910 First Edition Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Book Plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 48 pages; 2500 book plates listed alphabetically by name. 29150 
Price: 28.15 USD
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" CQ" OR, IN THE WIRELESS HOUSE, Train, Arthur
2 " CQ" OR, IN THE WIRELESS HOUSE Train, Arthur
The Century Company 1912 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Crosby, R. M. 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; black-and-white; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 20463 
Price: 18.75 USD
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"AND THE WILD THINGS COME TO NEW YORK, THE 1996 SONY HOLIDAY WINDOWS POSTER BY MAURICE SENDAK. 24" X 18", Sendak, Maurice
3 "AND THE WILD THINGS COME TO NEW YORK, THE 1996 SONY HOLIDAY WINDOWS POSTER BY MAURICE SENDAK. 24" X 18" Sendak, Maurice
N Y 1996 Poster Fine with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; For sale only in New York during the 1996 Holiday Season. 24 x 18 inches on coated paper taken from one of the six animated window displays he created to fulfill his contract with Sony. 610 x 457 mm. Sendak's depicition of the New York skyline includes his only representation of the World Trade Center. 35519 
Price: 188.00 USD
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"BILLY SUNDAY" THE MAN AND HIS MESSAGE With His Own Words Which Have Won Thousands for Christ "Authorized Edition", William T. Ellis Ll. D.
4 "BILLY SUNDAY" THE MAN AND HIS MESSAGE With His Own Words Which Have Won Thousands for Christ "Authorized Edition" William T. Ellis Ll. D.
Philadelphia American Book and Bible House 1914 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Revival; Evangelsim; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "BILLY SUNDAY" THE MAN AND HIS MESSAGE, With His Own Words Which Have Won Thousands for Christ "Authorized Edition". Scarce edition by American Book And Bible House unlisted in most bibliographies. Blue cloth, paste down plate on cover, numerous full page plates, first 4 leaves of pink paper with various commentaries. This is a salesman's dummy used for order taking. The order pages are blank and untouched. There are several adds and various ephemera not found in the full book. Although the text is not complete (to save weight) , it appears that all or essentially all of the sepia toned photographs are present. A most unusual item. The term "Authorized Edition" is present on both the title page and the back cover. Probably first edition- see Bill McBride. 15402 
Price: 117.45 USD
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5 "CARROTS: " LITTLE MEN SERIES, Molesworth, , Mrs.
May not be noted. Good+ with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Molesworth, Mrs. "Carrots: " Just a Little Boy, Little men Series, J455 New York, A. L. Burt, ND G+/No DJ - Pictorial Cover hardbound 552 
Price: 14.05 USD
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"COACHMAN SET" CHROMOLITHOGRAPH GREETINGS, Greenaway, Kate
6 "COACHMAN SET" CHROMOLITHOGRAPH GREETINGS Greenaway, Kate
Marcus Ward & Co. 1880 Card Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; GREENAWAY, KATE. "Coachman Set". Two (of three) chromolithograph greeting cards, ca. 1880, each with large oval color illustration by Kate Greenaway and silken fringe, issued by Marcus Ward & Co. Each approximately 6 X 4 1/4" including small margins, each with original silk fringe at all sides, scroll caption at upper left, boxed printed greeting on verso. Both in quite good condition, each with some darkening on versos. Schuster and Engen 251. DPL 266. Includes cards #1 and 3 (so designated by Schuster and Engen) , of young coachman with crop in his left hand, and young boy in knee-length pink coat and tricorn hat. There were variants for each card in the set, depending primarily upon the verso greeting; for these two, the greetings are "Souvenir" for the first card, and "with kind regards and best wishes" on the second. Graphic of backs available. 28325 
Price: 75.15 USD
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"COLEURS DU MONDE" L'ÍLE DE FRANCE, May not be noted.
7 "COLEURS DU MONDE" L'ÍLE DE FRANCE May not be noted.
Le Chateua De Chantilly Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photography; French Language; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to; Large worn portfolio of loose plates depicting French scenes in French Language , no date, no author 11398 
Price: 21.47 USD
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"I Won't," Said The King Or The Purple Flannel Underwear [signed 1st], Mildred Jordan
8 "I Won't," Said The King Or The Purple Flannel Underwear [signed 1st] Mildred Jordan
Alfred A. Knopf 1945 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 104 pages; Mildred Jordan (March 18, 1901 – October 23, 1982) was an American author and playwright. Born in Chicago, she worked at the Hull House before relocating to Reading, Pennsylvania after her marriage. Her first novel, "One Red Rose Forever," which was based on the history of Lancaster County, was rejected by twenty-two publishers before finally appearing in 1941. Her subsequent books often focused on the lives of Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants to America Width: 6.5" Height: 8.25". From the dust jacket flap: Poor King -- what a time he had trying to convince his Queen that he did not want to wear purple underwear. In fact he actually ran away from home when she threatened to get it out from the royal cedar closets. . . . His strange adventures and the amusing way in which he solved his difficulties make a story that will delight both old and young. Author-signed first edition of this work. The vintage volume is bound in blue cloth covers with stamped gilt illustration and lettering on the front cover and spine. There is light rubbing/toning concentrated at the extremities. The binding is solid. The frontispiece depicts the king. The pages are clean with mild age toning. This book is illustrated with color plates and black-and-white drawings by Roger DuvoisinThis book has its original illustrated dust jacket with shallow edge wear/loss and a price of $2.00 on the front flap. ; Signed by Author 37335 
Price: 164.50 USD
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"Lady Bird Johnson" Autograph On Card W/ Stonewall Texas Ranch, Claudia Alta Taylor
9 "Lady Bird Johnson" Autograph On Card W/ Stonewall Texas Ranch Claudia Alta Taylor
None Given Card Very Good with no dust jacket 
An authentic undated autograph on card of Claudia Alta Taylor signed as "LADY BIRD JOHNSON" . At the top is a cut of STONEWALL TEXAS RANCH. Crisp and clear. Apr 4" x 6". ; Signed by Notable Personage, Related 37059 
Price: 94.00 USD
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"LOG", 1968, BUENA VISTA COLLEGE, STORM LAKE, IOWA, Buena Vista College
10 "LOG", 1968, BUENA VISTA COLLEGE, STORM LAKE, IOWA Buena Vista College
Buena Vista College 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 168 pages; Clean, no signatures. 24605 
Price: 34.73 USD
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"ROMAN ANTIQUITIES: OR AN ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOME OF THE ROMANS [100 ENGRAVINGS], Adam, Alexander...
11 "ROMAN ANTIQUITIES: OR AN ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOME OF THE ROMANS [100 ENGRAVINGS] Adam, Alexander...
NY E. Duyckinck 1835 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Engravings; 52/ pages; 6.75 x 3.25". 3/4 dk brn calf over marbled boards. 35717 
Price: 32.85 USD
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"SEATED WARRIOR." ABSTRACT COLOR PRINT. PROOF, SIGNED, Pollaro, Paul [1921-]
12 "SEATED WARRIOR." ABSTRACT COLOR PRINT. PROOF, SIGNED Pollaro, Paul [1921-]
Card Very Good with no dust jacket 
POLLARO, PAUL. "Seated Warrior." Abstract color print. 14 x 12 inches plus margins [15 x 22"]; mild aging to margins. ARTIST'S PROOF, INSCRIBED & SIGNED BYPOLLARO, "For Edward with Thanks, Paul". Recognized artist with numerous book references to his work. Bio available on line as are various pictures of his works. Watermarked with a script A. 35750 
Price: 164.50 USD
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"STAGES." OFFSET ORIGINAL THEATRE POSTER 1978 [45X 29 1/2 IN], Sendak, Maurice
13 "STAGES." OFFSET ORIGINAL THEATRE POSTER 1978 [45X 29 1/2 IN] Sendak, Maurice
NY Not Attributed 1978 Paper Fine with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; "Stages." Oriignal offset theatre poster. [New York, 1978. ] 45x 29 1/2 in; 1140 x 750 mm. Created for the Broadway play by Stuart Ostrow, starring Jack Warden, premiering Belsco Theatre, Mar 19, 1978, closing after 13 previews. A fairly uncommon poster. Photographed in archival plastic bag. 35516 
Price: 225.60 USD
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"TELEPHONE MOU (SOFT TELEPHONE) " SALVADOR DALI LIMITED EDITION HAND SIGNED PRINT, Salvador Dali
14 "TELEPHONE MOU (SOFT TELEPHONE) " SALVADOR DALI LIMITED EDITION HAND SIGNED PRINT Salvador Dali
N.D. Framed Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; Frame measures 14" by 17 3/4". This original piece features a limited edition, signed print by renowned artist Salvador Dali, signed and numbered in pencil on the bottom matting. This piece is numbered 216/250. 1968 on special paper. Fine condition. Undated. It depicts an organic telephone in the foreground with a stick figure behind it on a desert landscape, color.. Graphics available. 31532 
Price: 1123.30 USD
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"THE MAN WITH THE HOE": CONDITIONS OF AMERICAN FARMERS CONTRASTED UNDER ..., Republican Party Under President McKinley
15 "THE MAN WITH THE HOE": CONDITIONS OF AMERICAN FARMERS CONTRASTED UNDER ... Republican Party Under President McKinley
Republican Party Under President McKinley 1900 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 8 pages; "The man with the hoe": conditions of American farmers contrasted under ... Free Silver, a Panic Maker, etc. Toned, edges lightly worn. Bound with staples. Republican campaign literature. William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States. He was born on January 29, 1843 in Niles, Ohio, a town of about 300 people. Assassinated 1901. WorldCat locates one copy. 29376 
Price: 37.55 USD
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"The Upper Ferry Bridge Over The River Schuylkill." Hand-colored Engraving. 1820, Plocher, Jacob J. After Birch, Thomas
16 "The Upper Ferry Bridge Over The River Schuylkill." Hand-colored Engraving. 1820 Plocher, Jacob J. After Birch, Thomas
Not Attributed 1820 Matted Very Good with no dust jacket 
Hand colored; "The Upper Ferry Bridge, Over the river Schukill near Morris street in the county of Philadlephia/ Chord of Arch 340 feet, whole extent of bridge 400 feet- rise of arch 20 feet- elevation above water 30 feet- the span is greater by 98 feet than that of any other Bridge known- the construction is in general new- the principle invented by Lewis Wernwag who was assisted in the execution by Joseph Johnson- general design by Joseph Mills Architect. " [Phila, ca 1820. ] 16 3/4 x 22 in; 425 x 559 mm, margins. Lightly to moderately & uniformly toned, moderate mat burn. Attractive orig color. Framed- not examined out of mat. Snyder, Mirror of America, 754. Provenance- Mellon Bank Collection. Artist- after Thomas Birch, Nationality- American 1779-1851- size 16 x 21". 37086 
Price: 559.30 USD
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"UNITE NATIONALE". INTERET NATIONAL. LES PHARISIENS, Ketels R. H.
17 "UNITE NATIONALE". INTERET NATIONAL. LES PHARISIENS Ketels R. H.
L'Auteur 1956 Presumed 1st Paperback Fine with no dust jacket 
24 pages; Related subjects- Corporate state. Jews -- Anti-Semitic writings. Anti-Semitic writings. Scarce, Worldcat locates but 4 copies ." NATIONAL UNITY". NATIONAL INTEREST. THE PHARISEESv 35916 
Price: 46.95 USD
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"VERSED" EDITION : A POTPOURRI OF POEMS AND PARODIES [SIGNED], Rosenberg, Carol F
18 "VERSED" EDITION : A POTPOURRI OF POEMS AND PARODIES [SIGNED] Rosenberg, Carol F
Dorrance Publishing Co. , Inc 1994 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 259 pages; Verse, songs, lyrics, and original music. Signed an ddedicated on title page by author. Lt bump to upper rt corner- otherwise fine. ; Signed by Author 34348 
Price: 23.45 USD
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"WELSH COSTUMES. TWELVE PLATES", Not Attributed
19 "WELSH COSTUMES. TWELVE PLATES" Not Attributed
London, A K Newman & Co. 1874 Flexible cloth Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; . Peripatetically numbered 1-3, 3 unpaginated, 12-17. 12 full page plates in all as called for. "Welsh Costumes. Twelve Plates," cover title. London, 1874. Oblong 12mo, orig gilt-lettered flexible green cloth; light edge wear. With 12 engraved plates. Ffep excised. 5.25x7.5". Costume -- Wales. Costume. OCLC Number: 45803379. WorldCat locates but a single copy. 36199 
Price: 141.00 USD
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20 '68 A NOVEL OF PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS, 1ST ED N405 Scaevola, , Peter
May not be noted. Very Good in Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Scaevola, Peter, '68 a Novel of Presidential Politics, New York, W W Norton, 1964. 1st ed, hardbound, very good, good DJ, Political thriller -- "A big novel about the price of hate. "287 pgs, Rupert Finegold DJ, fiction 780 
Price: 14.05 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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