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Waiting For The Wind SIGNED

By: Broach, Claude Upshaw

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NC, The Seebro Company: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 38108

Condition: Fine


Burgundy hardcover has gold gilt lettering with negligible wear. Unclipped dj has lightly sunned spine, a small crease along upper edge with two 1/16" closed tears, upper tip is lightly worn and foot of spine has light creasing. Title page has "For Sydney Underwood, with best wishes, and a lively hello to Elizabeth & Bryan, Claude U. Broach". 138 pages of tight & bright text with no tears or blemishes. In these brief essays, you willl find a broad slice of life-stories with courage, humor, pathos, and thoughts to stretch your mind, a potpourri of memories and commentary on issues o... View more info

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The Nibelungen Lied

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons:

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 27786

Condition: Very Good


Red limp cloth covers with gilt embellishments on frt board and backstrip. Carlyle's essay on the classic German poem. A volume in the Ariel Booklets series. 150 pp. Name/date 1937 on fep. Inner hinge cracked at second blank endpaper, sewing exposed but page block tight and bright. Crisp, clean copy. View more info

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The Illustrated Souvenir A Gift Book for the Holidays with Forty-Two Engravings

By: Compilation Authored

Price: $28.00

Publisher: MA, Stone and Pratt: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27576

Condition: Fair


1852 only printing listed. Royal blue cloth with ornate gilt floral and scrolling leaf designs all over covers and backstrip. Corners bumped and worn, spine ends rubbed with loss, small 3/4" split in bottom of front gutter, inner hinge paper cracked, page block tight and holding fine. Tissue guarded frontis present, gift dedication on fep. Small white paint dot on foot of rear board, backstrip dulled but quite legible. Endpapers foxed 190 pp. Poems, essays, full page collectible engravings, and musical notation of ballads for the family to sing. View more info

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Ugly A Hospital Dog Told By Himself And Recitations and Readings

By: Dabbs, George II. R., M.D.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: London, Charles William Deacon & Co.: 1902

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller Id: 34900

Condition: Good


Nice solid copy in soiled cream linen cloth boards. 200 pp text crisp and unmarked. Part 1 has the reminiscences of a very talented bulldog with privileged access to wards and beds in a pre-E-coli. age. Part 2 is an assembly of short essays by a gifted and prolific writer on diverse subjects. View more info

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Of Women And Horses Essays By Various Horsewoman A GaWaNi Pony Boy Book

By: Gawani Pony Boy & Various Contributors, Ruth Berman Editor in Chief

Price: $8.00

Publisher: CA, Bowtie Press: 2000

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller Id: 31989

ISBN: 1889540528

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 4th printing hardcover in black cloth with bright gilt titles, no names, tears or soil anywhere. Unclipped dj in new mylar has a slight curl to upper edge of frt panel and some yellowing on white background. 176 p. text clean and bright. An illustrated survey of great horsewomen introduces women from all walks of life as they explore their love of horses. View more info

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British and American Sporting Authors Their Writings and Biographies

By: Higginson, A. Henry M.F.H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: VA, Blue Ridge Press: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 17624

Condition: As New


1st edition green hardcover with Mr. Osbaldeston's Furrier in double gilt circle on frt cover, bright gilt title and fox mask on spine. As new, 443 pg unread copy in original glassine wrapper and mint condition green board slipcase. With a bibliography by Sydney R. Smith and a foreword by Ernest R. Gee. First edition. Illustrated biographical sketches. This book give biographical essays describing the lives and work of the most significant sporting authors of the British Isles and North America. The essays are arranged chronologically beginning with Edward, Duke of York (The Master of Game) a... View more info

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British and American Sporting Authors Their Writings and Biographies

By: Higginson, A. Henry with a Bibliography Bu Sydney R. Smith and Foreword By Ernest R. Gee

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. Ltd: 1951

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller Id: 29121

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st British edition green cloth hardcover with dull but legible gilt titles on backstrip. Very light color loss at lightly bumped tips. No fraying. Name, two small bits of cello tape glue remnants and vintage bookstore sticker on frt pastedown from Sydney R. Smith Sporting Books Canaan, NY (Sydney Smith composed the Bibliography). Illustrated with b/w photos and art reproductions. A few check marks and some tidy marginalia in Bibliography in rear of book. An important reference that covers the subject and history of sporting books from 1373 through 1950. 443 pp. This book give biog... View more info

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Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men: A History of the American Civil War SIGNED

By: Hummel, Jeffrey Rogers

Price: $50.00

Publisher: IL, Open Court: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 33786

ISBN: 0812693116

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover with sharp tips and spine ends. Signed by author fep. Several of the interior pages are wavy at foot due to possible water damage. Not stained, musty or moldy. 421 pp text is crisp and tight. This book combines a sweeping narrative history of the Civil War with a bold new look at the war's significance for American society. Professor Hummel sees the Civil War as America's turning point: simultaneously the culmination and repudiation of the American revolution. A unique feature of the book is the bibliographical essays which follow every chapter. Here the author survey... View more info

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A Gift To America Masterpieces of European Painting from the Samuel H. Kress Collection

By: Ishikawa, Chiyo; Orr, Lynne Federle; Shackleford, George T.M.; Steel, David; Essays By Marilyn Perry & Edgar Peters Bowron

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Harry N. Abrams, Inc: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31337

ISBN: 0810925621

Condition: Fine


No names, tears, soil or marks. 304 pp. Special museum publication. Negligible wear to tips of glossy uncreased illustrated soft covers. A background to the Kress collection introduces this fully illustrated, descriptive catalogue of 57 paintings. Artists featured include Tiepolo, Batoni, Canaletto, Claude Lorrain, and Rubens. With bibliography, indices of works in the exhibition by artist, and by location. View more info

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The Private Collection of Edgar Degas A Summary Catalog

By: Ives, Colta; Stein, Susan Alyson; Steiner, Julie A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, The Metropolitain Museum of Art: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31338

ISBN: 0870998374

Condition: Fine


Fine 1st edition hardcover in near fine dj. No names, tears, soil or marks. Dark green cloth boards sharp and straight. 142 pg text as new. One 1" closed tear to lower edge of dj front panel, now in new mylar and displays beautifully. This volume represents a reconstruction of Edgar Degas' private collection of over 5000 paintings, drawings and prints, which came to light at his death in 1917 and has long since been dispersed. The book also contains 11 essays about the artist and his passionately held ideals. View more info

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The Spring of the Year and other Nature Essays

By: Jefferies, Richard; Looker, Samuel J. (Editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1946

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller Id: 38675

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing hardcover in deep red hard boards with gilt title on spine; spine bumped with light color loss, no other noticeable wear. Unclipped illustrated Dj; chipped at the head and foot of spine and at tips; panels soiled. 268 pp. Illustrated frontispiece, as well as throughout, with exceptional wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. Faint staining on endpps at hinges; staining on upper fore-edge of several pages not to interfere with text; otherwise text clean & bright. Former owner's name penned on FEP. Spring holds a special place in the hearts of us all. As the sunlight gets stronger ... View more info

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The Museum Of The Horse Domaine de Chantilly

By: Jodidio, Philip

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Munich, London, NY, Prestel: 2013

Edition: 1st English Trade Edition

Seller Id: 46305

ISBN: 3791352989

Condition: New


Brand new, gift quality, oversized hardcover in smooth merlot colored paper over hard boards with sharp tips and spine ends. Measures 11.25" x 9.75" x 7/8" . 176 pp text is flawless, crisp, unmarked, unread book in gorgeous, unc-clipped, full color glossy photo dj of 8 race horses on grass, coming around the final turn, with the Museum in the background. DJ protected in new mylar to keep it looking like new always. Published to commemorate the reopening of an equestrian museum, this book celebrates the grandeur of the horse. One of France's most visited monuments, the Chate... View more info

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A Racing and Breeding Tradition The Horses of the Aga Khan New in Shrink Wrap

By: Jodidio, Philp

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Prestel: 2011

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller Id: 46304

ISBN: 3791350722

Condition: New


Brand new in shrink wrap. Gift quality offering landscape 8vo measuring 9.5" tall x 12.75" long x 1 1/8" long. 288 pages. ISBN: 3791350722 or 9783791350721. Mint condition hardcover in cream colored cloth with stunning pasted on color photo showing a mare and her foal looking left with a sunny blue sky and puffy cloud backdrop. Second edition published January 17th, 2011. This lavishly illustrated volume highlights fifty years of the horse racing and breeding activities of His Highness the Aga Khan. In addition to his well-known presence in the areas of world affairs and cult... View more info

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Valley Horses Volume II Genesee Valley Hunt

By: Kelley, Michael

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Sanders Newspapers: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44690

Condition: Near Fine


59 pg stapled booklet with faint tiny soil spot on rear cover, tiny indentation on frt cov near title, else fine. Rare 59 pp work by woman author sportswoman "Michael" Kelley and is a collection of her weekly newspaper columns. Lively personal essays on the chase. Her second work, following the first volume printed in 1975. Illustrated throughout with b/w line drawings by Custer Cassidy, John Tickner, and clip art (b/w vignettes) from the Chronicle of the Horse. Collectible copy. View more info

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The Complete Book of Erotic Art Volumes 1 and 2 in One Book (Originally Published as Erotic Art and Erotic Art 2)

By: Kronhausen, Drs. Phyllis and Eberhard

Price: $16.00

Publisher: NY, Bell Publishing Company: 1978

Seller Id: 46794

ISBN: 051724893X

Condition: Near Fine


Straight, square hardcover in quarter-bound rust paper covered boards with a black cloth covered backstrip. Head of spine cloth barely crushed, board tips still sharp. 270 pp text is crisp, unmarked and profusely illustrated primarily with 781 b/w plates and 81 color plates on glossy stock scattered throughout this work. The unclipped, black background dust jacket is now in protective archival mylar shows a crescent shaped closed tear at the head of spine area on frt cover, the upper and lower dj flap fold tips show a hint of color loss and the front dj flap has a diagonal crease. Includes ... View more info

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Fed Up And Hungry Women, Oppression and Food

By: Lawrence, Marilyn Editor; Foreword By Susie Orbach

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Peter Bedrick Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28731

ISBN: 0872261727

Condition: Good


1st edition paperback with rubbed spine ends & corners, sticker rems on rear cover, 236 pp text is tight, bright and unmarked. A stimulating and positive collection of essays by woman who have had direct experience, personal or professional, of anorexia nervosa, bulimia and compulsive overeating. Analyzing the complex social forces which dominate women's lives and affect their relationship with their bodies, the authors insist that it is not the medical establishment which offers the chance for women to reclaim their bodies, but the unique insights offered by the women's liberation movement ... View more info

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The Knack of It Some Essays In Optimism

By: Loomis, Charles Battell

Price: $16.00

Publisher: NY, Fleming H. Revell Co.: 1908

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 8003

Condition: Very Good +


1901 hardcover in textured hunter green cloth with ruled edges and bright gilt titles. Few light marks on frt board, spine ends bumped, tips still fairly sharp. No names, not exlib. 181 pp text tight and bright w/neat dedication on fep and lightly foxed endpps. Essays on how to be happy and a bright-eyed optimist. View more info

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Fifty An Approach to the Problems of Middle Age

By: Ogilvie, Sir Heneage

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Max Parrish and Co. Ltd.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 3177

Condition: Very Good


First edition ex-library in brown paper covered boards. 172 pp text is tight and bright w/small amount of loss to last blank page from removed card pocket, and small area of paper lifted off of front pastedown from dj pull. Sticker residue on sunned backstrip, unclipped dj in new mylar has two areas with sticker residue, still displays well. A symposium of essays contributed by: Sir Adolphe Abrahams, Dr. Hugh Barber, Dr. Maurice Davidson, Dr. C.G. Learoyd, Robert Maxwell, Margot Naylor, Sir Arthur Thomson, Dr. Henry Wilson. A symposium of essays for those approaching middle age. View more info

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The Oregon Trail

By: Parkman, Francis; Edited From His Notebooks by Mason Wade

Price: $38.00

Publisher: CT, Heritage Press: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 38648

Condition: Fine


1971 reprint of the Heritage Club's 1943 Edition. Magnificent light brown leather boards with gilt lettering and illustrated front board. Peach paper colored slipcase *very* lightly soiled and rubbed. 297 pages of pristine text and illustrations. Promo leaflet for The Sandglass, Number VI-R:41, another Heritage Club offering laid in. The story of a young man of privilege who left the comfort of his Boston home and set off on an arduous and unforgettable journey to the untamed West. This timeless account of Parkman's travels and travails affords the reader a vivid portrayal of the rough fr... View more info

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The College Writer Essays for Composition

By: Pratt, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 6640

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing paperback in green card covers showing moderate color loss at periphery, lower fore edge of frt cover was torn, now taped back on, second blank fep also has a chip of same size, no names or soil. 443 pp text appears unread, tight and bright. Chapters include: Exposition, Comparison and Contrast, Classification, Analysis, Argument and persuasion, The Arts VS. The Sciences, Description, Narration, Characterization, Rhetorical Analysis. 4-7000 at foot of spine, as published. No ISBN. View more info