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The Care and Feeding of Infants

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Mellin's Food Company: 1904

Seller ID: 142181

Condition: Very Good


Full blue cloth boards with blue and gilt decoration. 68 pages. 6"w x 8"h. A book put out by the makers of an early baby formula maker -- Mellin's food was something that could be added to cow's milk. Interestingly, the book starts out with the assertion that breast milk is the best thing to feed a baby, but that it is not always possible. Illustrated with charming black and white photos of babies and small children, and decorated with red spot illustrations. View more info

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Weapons of the Islamic World: Swords & Armour

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, King Faisal Foundation Cente: 1991

Seller ID: 141419

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Catalogue for exhibition held at the Islamic Gallery in King Faisal Foundation Center, Riyadh, 1991. 112 pages. 8 5/8"w x 11 3/4"h. Slight edge wear. Many color photos. View more info

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Maori Carving

By: A. W. Reed

Price: $16.50

Publisher: Reed Education: 1972

Seller ID: 142527

ISBN: 0589043765

Condition: Near Fine


Book is in excellent condition with barely discernable wear to covers only. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no notable blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 23 page staple bound book with color covers, b&w drawings and photos providing an intro to the subject. Sections include Wood carving in Polynesia, The evolution of Maori carving, Wood carvers and their tools, The human figure, Spirals, Carved houses, Hei-Tiki. View more info

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Aeschylus: The Seven Plays Translated Into English Verse

By: Aeschylus; Lewis Campbell (translator)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde / Oxford University Press: 1906

Seller ID: 143897

Condition: Very Good


Attractive small book in green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Gilt top edge. Sticker residue and previous owner's inscription on decorated endpapers. A few light pencil notations. 280 pages. 3 7/8"w x 6"h. The plays included are: The Suppliants, The Persians, Seven Against Thebes, Agamemnon, The Choephoroe, or Libation-Bearers, The Eumenides, Prometheus Bound. View more info

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A Book of Hours for Engelbert of Nassau; The Master of Mary of Burgundy

By: Alexander, J.J.G.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: N Y, George Braziller: 1970

Seller ID: 141886

ISBN: 0807605786

Condition: Fine


Small blue leather bound volume with gilt decoration in Very Good slipcase. Contains reproductions of the illuminated manuscript made by a fifteenth century Flemish artist, known only as the Master of Mary of Burgundy. 4"w x 5 1/2"h. View more info

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Traditions in Japanese Design: Volume I Kacho: Bird and Flower Motifs

By: Arakawa, Hirokazu, et al

Price: $8.41

Publisher: Kodansha International: 1967

Seller ID: 128913

Condition: Good


"Whether in architecture, interior decoration, pottery, metalwork, textiles or gardens, the design concepts of Japan's artists and craftsmen have exerted a profound influence on form and ornamentation around the world." Back cover is impacted at corners, causing a visible though slight bend, not affecting page block more than a little tweak at extreme lower corner of the last 80 pages. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Some transfer of ink from cloth cover onto interior of price-clipped dust jacket. Good reading copy. View more info

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Taos Pueblo

By: Chihuly, Dale; New, Lloyo Kiva

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Seattle, Washington, U.S.A., Portland Press: 1999

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 100347

ISBN: 1576840123

Condition: Fine


Signed "Chihuly 99" on front free endpaper. Transparent plastic dust jacket is crinkled. Small tear on dust jacket. Full yellow cloth boards. Edition limited to 10,000. View more info

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Stories of the Persian Wars

By: Church, Alfred J.; Herodotus

Price: $65.00

Publisher: N Y, Hurst & Company: 1900

Seller ID: 135375

Condition: Very Good


Gray cloth boards with silver decoration and floral design. Attractive small format: 4 1/8"w x 6"h. 220 pages. Scribble to pastedown endpaper. View more info

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Scribes and Illuminators (Medieval Craftsmen)

By: de Hamel, Christopher

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, British Museum Pubns Ltd: 1992

Seller ID: 145266

ISBN: 0714120499

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 72 pages. 8 1/2"w x 8 1/2"h. Many color illustrations. View more info

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English Shopfronts: From Contemporary Source Books 1792-1840

By: Dean, David

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Alec Tiranti Ltd.: 1970

Seller ID: 125520

ISBN: 0854582703

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. Top corner of dust jacket torn and crinkled. English Shop Fronts from Contemporary Sources 1792 - 1840 ( Designs for ---1792; A Series of Designs for --- 1828; Designs for --- 1831; Shop Fronts and Exterior Doors; On the Construction and Decoration of the Shop Fronts of London 1840). Black and white plates illustrating shop front designs printed on single-sided creamy, heavy paper. View more info

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Canada's First Bank: A History of the Bank of Montreal (Two Volumes)

By: Denison, Merrill

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Toronto - Montreal, McClelland & Stewart: 1966

Seller ID: 139574

Condition: Near Fine


Two 400+ page volumes in green cloth. Each volume is 7 3/4"w x 9 3/4"h. Illustrated with paintings by Canadian artists commissioned for this book, including fold-out color illustrations. Reproductions of early Canadian drawings and maps. The gilt decoration and lettering on the cover of Volume One has partially worn off. View more info

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Making Kimono & Japanese Clothes

By: Dobson, Jenni

Price: $37.50

Publisher: U.S.A., Batsford: 2004

Seller ID: 139670

ISBN: 0713489030

Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition with black cloth covers, silver print at spine. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Book is as new. Dust jacket shows scuffing and some edge wear, no tears. The flowing silks and delicate colours of the traditional kimono provide one of the most enduring images of Japan in contemporary society. Long regarded as an art form in itself, the simple yet classic design produces beautiful garments that are elegant and timeless. Expert dressmaker and quilter Jenni... View more info

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Addresses

By: Drummond, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Company: 1900

Seller ID: 145216

Condition: Good


Small book with dark green, yellow, and gilt decoration on brown cloth cover. Edge wear to cover. No date of publication given, but previous owner's inscription inside is dated 1910. 364 pages, plus publisher's catalog. 4 1/4"w x 6 1/8"h. Includes "The Greatest thing in the World" and other sermons. View more info

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The Pleasure of Seeing - Architectural Sculpture & Decorative Art in Vancouver

By: Formosa, Gerald

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C., Skorba Publishers: 1982

Seller ID: 144325

ISBN: 096906182X

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Wear to cover. 145 black and white photos of architectural details. Oblong format: 10"w x 8 1/2"h. View more info

Life: An Unauthorised Biography, A Natural History of the First Four Thousand Million Years of Life on Earth

By: Fortey, Richard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2008

Seller ID: 139970

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 379 pages. 7 1/2"w x 10 1/4"h. Beautiful green cloth boards with coral and silver decoration. In Very Good slipcase that shows some fading and small marks. View more info

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Stories houses Tell

By: Gibbons, Lillian

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Winnipeg, Hyperion Press for the Junior League of Winnipeg: 1978

Seller ID: 144202

ISBN: 0920534031

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 152 pages. 8 1/2"w x 9 1/2"h. Black and white drawings throughout by Arlene Osen. View more info

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Hector Guimard (Architectural Monographs 2)

By: Guimard, Hector

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Rizzoli / Academy Editions: 1978

Seller ID: 140277

Condition: Near Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 112 pages. 8 1/2"w x 11 1/2"h. Many b&w photos and diagrams. View more info

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Hittites, The

By: Gurney, O.R.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1990

Seller ID: 135759

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. 240 pages. In Near Fine maroon slipcase. Cover shows gilt decoration on full brown cloth boards. Map endpapers. Contents: Intoduction: The Discovery of the Hittites; Outline of History; Hittite State and Society; Life and Economy; Law and Institutions; Warfare; Language and Races; Religion; Literature; Art; Conclustion. Black and white photos. View more info

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African Zion: The Sacred Art of Ethiopia

By: Heldman, Marilyn; Munro-Hay, Stuart C. ; & Grierson, Roderic

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1993

Seller ID: 142856

ISBN: 0300059159

Condition: Very Good


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Slight edge wear. 272 pages. 8 5/8"w x 10 5/8"h. Contents: Dreaming of Jerusalem by Roderick Grierson; Ethiopia revealed : merchants, travelers, and scholars by Richard Pankhurst; Church and state in Ethiopia : the early centuries by Taddesse Tamrat; Church and state in Ethiopia : the sixteenth to the eighteenth century by Donald E. Crummey; Ethiopic literature by Getatchew Haile; Ethiopian manuscripts and paleography by Siegbert Uhlig; Linear decoration in Ethiopian manuscripts by Carla Zanotti-Eman; Maryam Seyon : Mary of Zion by Marilyn E. Hel... View more info

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The Odyssey

By: Homer; E.V. Rieu (translator)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1974

Seller ID: 143403

Condition: Fine


A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. In Very Good slipcase. Full brown cloth boards with black and gilt decoration. 6 1/4"w x 9 7/8"h. 286 pages. Translated by E.V. Rieu. Lithographs by Elisabeth Frink. View more info