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CHARLES RENNIE MACINTOSH [LBC], Wendy Kaplan (editor)
1 CHARLES RENNIE MACINTOSH [LBC] Wendy Kaplan (editor)
London Abbeville Press 1996 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 12.25" x 10.375. So-stated 1st ed, FINE. Numerous color plates. Heavy book. ; 7 35253 
Price: 65.80 USD
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COMPANY MANNERS: A CULTURAL INQUIRY INTO AMERICAN LIFE A CULTURAL INQUIRY INTO AMERICAN LIFE, Kronenberger, , Louis
2 COMPANY MANNERS: A CULTURAL INQUIRY INTO AMERICAN LIFE A CULTURAL INQUIRY INTO AMERICAN LIFE Kronenberger, , Louis
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Kronenberger, louis company manners bobbs-merrill company 1954. About "the contemporary American scene" wit, irony, perception. ; 0 4559 
Price: 14.05 USD
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I AM AN AMERICAN, May not be noted.
3 I AM AN AMERICAN May not be noted.
Scribners N.D. Paperback Good+ with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 24mo; Small pocket manual courtesy of Special Agent J Rech Jr for new citizens. ND but circa 1920's; 0 14149 
Price: 20.63 USD
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Poetical Works Of Hector Macneill, Esq [2 Vols In One] Bound With Town Fashions Or Modern Manners Delineated, A Satirical Dialogue With James And Mary, A Rural Tale., Hector MacNeill
4 Poetical Works Of Hector Macneill, Esq [2 Vols In One] Bound With Town Fashions Or Modern Manners Delineated, A Satirical Dialogue With James And Mary, A Rural Tale. Hector MacNeill
Blackwood 1810, First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
xv, 166; 177; pages; All three works [4 volumes], appear to be complete and first editions Bound in a single volume. Lacking back cover, binding broken. Text clean. ; 0 37259 
Price: 84.60 USD
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POMERODE -NA LUZ DASESTACOES -AT THE SEASON'S LIGHT- IM LICHT DER JAHRESZEITEN [SLIPCASE], Daniel Curtipassi.
5 POMERODE -NA LUZ DASESTACOES -AT THE SEASON'S LIGHT- IM LICHT DER JAHRESZEITEN [SLIPCASE] Daniel Curtipassi.
Brazil Netsch? 2004 8590406415 / 9788590406419 Presumed 1st Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
Color Photographs; 11 x 11.5"; OCLC Number: 80354960. Language Note: Portuguese, English, and German. Description: 180 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col. ) ; 29 cm. A single copy located in Library of Congress by WorldCat. In color illustrated slipcase made of light card. Each photo has description in three languages. The book is unmarked and fine, the slipcase VG with minimal wear. Photos apparently taken in the Middle Ataji Valley, Santa Catarina, Brazil. ; 5 34742 
Price: 187.95 USD
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THE CABINET OF HISTORY. THE HISTORY OF FRANCE, VOLUME I ONLY, Dionysius Lardner, Eyre Evans Crowe
6 THE CABINET OF HISTORY. THE HISTORY OF FRANCE, VOLUME I ONLY Dionysius Lardner, Eyre Evans Crowe
Philadelphia, PA Carey & Lea 1836 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
298 pages; Bound in brwon speckled sheep. Hinges cracked. 4.25 x 7". Text with a little light foxing. ; 0 35378 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE LAUGHING PHILOSOPHER BEING THE ENTIRE WORKS OF MOMUS JESTER OF OLYMPUS, DEMOCRITUS, THE MERRY PHILOSOPHER OF GREECE AND THEIR ILLUSTRIOUS DISCIPLES BEN JONSON, BUTLER, SWIFT, GAY, JOSEPH MILLER, ESQ. CHURCHILL, VOLTAIRE, FOOTE, STEEVENS, WOLCOT..., Bull, John.
7 THE LAUGHING PHILOSOPHER BEING THE ENTIRE WORKS OF MOMUS JESTER OF OLYMPUS, DEMOCRITUS, THE MERRY PHILOSOPHER OF GREECE AND THEIR ILLUSTRIOUS DISCIPLES BEN JONSON, BUTLER, SWIFT, GAY, JOSEPH MILLER, ESQ. CHURCHILL, VOLTAIRE, FOOTE, STEEVENS, WOLCOT... Bull, John.
London Printed Bychapman and Hall for Sherwood Jones, Etc. 1825 Presumed 1st Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Color frontis; 766 pages; THE LAUGHING PHILOSOPHER being the entire works of momus jester of olympus, democritus, the merry philosopher of greece and their illustrious disciples Ben Jonson, Butler, Swift, Gay, Joseph Miller, Esq. Churchill, Voltaire, Foote, Steevens, Wolcot, Sheridan, Curran, Colman, and others....with numerous Additions, Interpolations, and improvements by the Editor and various branches of the Bull Family. Bound in original full calf leather, color frontis is possibly the first publication of art by D C Johnson. A reasonably scarce and curious item of much greater length than a similar title published in the same year. Contents generally VG with shallow browning and wear to the fore-edge of the frontis and title page. Provenance H L Ellis of Fox HIll Farm dated 1912. ; 0 33905 
Price: 187.95 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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