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 [BURN, RICHARD], An Abridgment of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer. To Which Is Added an Appendix, Containing Some General Rules and Directions Necessary to Be Known and Observed by All Justices of the Peace.
[BURN, RICHARD]
An Abridgment of Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer. To Which Is Added an Appendix, Containing Some General Rules and Directions Necessary to Be Known and Observed by All Justices of the Peace.
Boston: Joseph Greenleaf, 1773. Leather. An abridgment of this book of legal definitions from pre-Revolutionary Massachusetts Bay colony, summarizing the principal laws and defining legal terms of the time. The entries are presented in alphabetical order, from 'accessory' to 'woman'. In his introduction, the publisher has taken pains to explain that regulations specific to England and Scotland have been removed and that this is a book intended for use by Americans. Page 345 mis-numbered as 145. Appendix with general rules, directions and formats to be used in legal settings. Single leaf at rear of volume with ads both sides touting publisher's other offerings. --- With an inked notation on the front free endpaper, dated 1776, stating that this book was given as a gift in memory of 'the Hon. John (Thomas Esq Descarte) who was a Major General in the Continental Army.' Two 1780 marriages are noted on the verso of the ffep. --- In full pigskin covers with tooling to edges. Five raised spine bands. A new leather label with gilt titling has been affixed to spine. Pages quite bright though tanned at margins. (NOTE: A tear to front hinge has been professionally repaired and reinforced prior to this listing.); Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; 386, (2, ads) pages. Very Good- .
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Book number: 83792
USD 435.00 [Appr.: EURO 400.25 | £UK 352 | JP¥ 56630]
Keywords: >>American History & Politics >>Law and Economics

 , Annals of English Literature 1475-1925: The Principal Publications of Each Year Together with an Alphabetical Index of Authors with Their Works
Annals of English Literature 1475-1925: The Principal Publications of Each Year Together with an Alphabetical Index of Authors with Their Works
London: Oxford University Press, at the Clarendon Press, 1936. Hardcover. A 1936 reprint, with corrections, of a work first published in 1935. An attempt, ".to give the student, at a glance, the main literary output of any year or series of years." Beginning with "Gesta Romanorum" in 1475, through Virginia Woolf's "Mrs. Dalloway" in 1925. Each entry with very brief information about the author and the work. Each year is labeled with the name of the reigning British monarch at the time, as well as key events during that year. No author or editor name is mentioned. Indexed. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With penciled and inked notations to front endpapers and within the volume on perhaps as many as 15 pages; and with age-toning to leaves; else a tightly-bound, sound copy.; 12mo - 7 to 7-1/2 in. tall; vi, 340 pages. Good+ with no dust jacket .
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Book number: 84719
USD 20.50 [Appr.: EURO 19 | £UK 16.75 | JP¥ 2669]
Keywords: >>Books About Books and Words >>Writers, Writing & Literary Criticism

 [HALIBURTON, THOMAS CHANDLER], The Attaché; or Sam Slick in England (New Revised Edition)
[HALIBURTON, THOMAS CHANDLER]
The Attaché; or Sam Slick in England (New Revised Edition)
New York: Dick and Fitzgerald, [c.1870s-1900s]. Hardcover. An undated, revised edition of Thomas Chandler Haliburton's humorous 1843 novel. This work was one of several featuring the author's Sam Slick character, whose sayings became popular. Some of them, such as "it's raining cats and dogs", "quick as a wink", and "facts are stranger than fiction", though attributed to Sam Slick, probably preceded him. Haliburton was a Nova Scotia judge who emigrated to England. His name does not appear in this book, which might have been published c.1870s-1900s. --- In gold cloth covers with illustrations and titling in blind to cover and spine. An entry in publisher's "Library of Sam Slick's Works". --- The covers are coated in clear hard shell glaze and spine titling isn't especially readable. Interior is relatively bright, but with usual foxing to leaves, darkened corner of front cover. Front free endpaper with a couple of open tears; dampstains to most leaves. Scarce in this edition.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); 359 pages. Good+ with no dust jacket .
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Book number: 82376
USD 34.50 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 28 | JP¥ 4491]
Keywords: >>Classic Fiction, Literature >>Humor, Puzzles, Diversions

 , The Beck Collection: German Expressionist & Modern Art, Sotheby's London, October 8 & 9, 2002 (Five Volume Softcover Set in Slipcase)
The Beck Collection: German Expressionist & Modern Art, Sotheby's London, October 8 & 9, 2002 (Five Volume Softcover Set in Slipcase)
London: Sotheby's, 2002. Softcover. A set of 5 softcover volumes detailing the extensive holdings of Germany's Beck family, prior to sale at Sotheby's auctions in October 2002 in London. The collection of German Expressionist and Modern Art was assembled beginning in the 1920s by Paul Beck, and continued by his son Helmut Beck and grandson Professor Dr. Rainer Beck, who supplies an essay about the collection in volume I. The many paintings, drawings and sculptures are pictured in color (some folding out), along with details about the artists, provenance, expected prices to be realized and other pertinent details. --- The five volumes each with color image of a representative piece from the collection; and housed in shared slipcase which is covered in white paper. --- This set in excellent condition: bright and newish. Same goes for the slipcase.; Small Quarto - 9 to 11 in. tall; 128, 168, 112, 116, 80 pages. Fine .
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Book number: 83865
USD 44.00 [Appr.: EURO 40.5 | £UK 35.75 | JP¥ 5728]
Keywords: >>Art / Architecture / Fashion

 , Biblischer Katechismus über Die Hauptlehren Der Heiligen Schrift; English-German (Bible Catechism of the Main Teachings of Scripture)
Biblischer Katechismus über Die Hauptlehren Der Heiligen Schrift; English-German (Bible Catechism of the Main Teachings of Scripture)
Cincinnati, Ohio/New York: Jennings and Graham/Eaton and Mains, 1904. Hardcover. A unique, compact German-English Christian catechism offering Q-and-A style lessons in both languages side-by-side on verso and recto sides of the leaves. The German entries are in Fraktur (gothic) typeface. Volume in dark blue cloth-covered boards w/titling on cover in white lettering. Includes an appendix, all in German, containing psalms and hymn lyrics. Unusual pagination scheme uses same number for a given page in its German version and for the English equivalent. --- Fragile volume is quite loose but still intact, though a leaf has worked free. With previous owner's signature at front free endpaper; inked notations and lists of catechism class attendees at last two pages of volume. Occasional penciled notes within the book. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 59 pages. Fair with no dust jacket .
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Book number: 75634
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 23 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 3255]
Keywords: >>Religion and Spirituality

 , The Bluebird Books Book Bag: 2 Each (American Made)
The Bluebird Books Book Bag: 2 Each (American Made)
Cloth. A pair (2 each) of these heavy-duty bags for hauling your books around, and they also work great for groceries. The bags are made from 100% natural, unbleached cotton; with gusseted sides and a flat bottom. With lock-stitched sewing and heavy-duty cloth handles; the bags fold flat and are machine washable. The fabric weight is a strong 10 ounce canvas duck and can easily hold 40 pounds (19 kilos). Made in USA, and measuring 12 inches wide x 16 inches tall x 6 inches deep. Silkscreened in dark blue with the logo of Bluebird Books of Littleton, Colorado.; 12" wide x 16" tall x 6" deep. New .
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Book number: 79501
USD 24.99 [Appr.: EURO 23 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 3253]

 , The Brearley Bulletin Fall 1981
The Brearley Bulletin Fall 1981
New York: The Brearley School. Stapled wraps. Highlights of the events at the New York City school and with information on the Class of 1981. In good shape, but with inkings on one page and some rubbing on the covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 52 pages. Very Good with no dust jacket .
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Book number: 74321
USD 25.50 [Appr.: EURO 23.5 | £UK 20.75 | JP¥ 3320]

 , British Rail Passenger Timetable 17 May to 3 October 1993
British Rail Passenger Timetable 17 May to 3 October 1993
London: British Rail, 1993. Softcover. A passenger rail timetable for all of England, Scotland and Wales; valid from 17 May 1993 to 3 October 1993. Offering detailed schedule information, as well as other pertinent data for the rail traveler. Includes map of principal British Rail Routes inside front cover, and another of the London Underground system inside back cover. --- In stiff wraps with color photo of a passenger facility to covers. --- With several creases to front cover and to corners of some leaves, else a tightly-bound, sound copy.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; 1528 pages. Very Good- .
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Book number: 86149
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.5 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2604]
Keywords: >>Travel / Exploration / Adventure >>Railroads, Aviation & Transportation

 [HALLIDIE, ANDREW S. (FOUNDER)], Cable Railway Company's System of Traction Railways for Cities and Towns (1973 Facsimile Edition)
[HALLIDIE, ANDREW S. (FOUNDER)]
Cable Railway Company's System of Traction Railways for Cities and Towns (1973 Facsimile Edition)
San Francisco: Public Service Office of the Mayor of San Francisco, 1973. Stapled wraps. A facsimile of the original prospectus of the Cable Railway Company, published in 1881. This publication detailed, in words and pictures, the workings of the first successful cable car company to operate in San Francisco, the Clay Street Hill Railroad which began in 1873. The intention of the company was to generate funding for more lines, and to encourage other cities and towns to consider a traction railroad system, (best known as a "cable car" system). With 29 pages of text and tables, and 26 pp. showing detailed drawings of cars and operating mechanisms. This facsimile was published by the City of San Francisco as part of their 1973 celebration of the centennial of the first cable car line. --- In stiff tan stapled wraps with image of two cable cars climbing a hill in San Francisco. --- An excellent copy: clean and sound though with light smudges from removed stickers to front cover & first page. ; Small Quarto - 9 to 11 in. tall; 29, (26) pages. Very Good .
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Book number: 86141
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.75 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 2083]
Keywords: >>American History & Politics >>Railroads, Aviation & Transportation

0681970642 , Collins Atlas of the World
Collins Atlas of the World
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Borders Press / HarperCollins Publishers, 2003. Hardcover. ISBN: 0681970642. A 2003 revised edition of the Collins World Atlas, first published 1996. With dozens of full-color maps as well as numerous charts, tables and satellite photos. With detailed A-Z index and a one-page glossary of alternative name forms. --- In full gloss violet paper-covered boards with titling, photo and a map detail to covers. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, tightly-bound, unmarked copy, though with minor rubbing to covers.; Folio - 13 to 23 in. tall; 199 pages. Very Good+ with no dust jacket .
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Book number: 87029
USD 17.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 | £UK 13.75 | JP¥ 2213]
Keywords: 0681970642

 , Dans la Retraite
Dans la Retraite
Paris: Librairie Sandoz & Fischbacher, N.D.. Hardcover. Stated second edition. A book of meditations on the Gospel, written entirely in French and with no attribution as to author, editor or date of publication. Likely published early 20th century. --- In half calf over maroon and gold marbled paper. In nice condition, but with lengthy inscription on front free endpaper and light soiling/rubbing to covers. --------- Deuxiéme Édition. Un livre de méditations sur l'Evangile, entièrement écrit en français et sans attribution à l'auteur, l'éditeur ou la date de publication. Probablement publié début du 20ème siècle. --- En demi-veau sur papier marbré marron et or. En bon état, mais avec de longues inscription sur page de garde libre avant et les salissures légères / frotter aux couvertures.; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 245 pages. Very Good with no dust jacket .
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Book number: 76556
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.5 | £UK 16.25 | JP¥ 2604]
Keywords: >>Religion and Spirituality

 , Distinctive Denver: The Romance of an American Capital
Distinctive Denver: The Romance of an American Capital
Denver: The Denver Chamber of Commerce, 1926. Softcover. A charming booklet touting the sights of Denver, Colorado and surrounding Rocky Mountains. With numerous b&w photos depicting notable buildings and mountain scenes. --- In stiff blue paper wraps. In good shape, though with back cover crease and a little yellowing to leaves. ; 12mo 7" - 7-1/2" tall; 64 pages. Very Good- with no dust jacket .
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Book number: 78557
USD 11.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.25 | £UK 9 | JP¥ 1432]
Keywords: >>History of Colorado & the Old West

 , Favorite Songs of the People: School, Home and Community Songs and Choruses, Old and New for All Occasions (Vox Populi Vox Dei)
Favorite Songs of the People: School, Home and Community Songs and Choruses, Old and New for All Occasions (Vox Populi Vox Dei)
Philadelphia: Theodore Presser Co, 1927. Stapled wraps. A collection of traditional songs, mostly consisting of old-fashioned perennial American favorites such as "The Star Spangled Banner," and traditional Christmas carols. With musical notations and lyrics for each hymn, as well as attribution of authors and composers, if applicable. Song titles listed alphabetically at front of book. --- In simple orange stapled wraps. --- The covers have detached from the textblock, otherwise a sound copy lacking interior markings.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; 128 pages. Good with no dust jacket .
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Book number: 85904
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1562]
Keywords: >>Music & Performing Arts

 [MEEKER, NATHAN C.], First Annual Report of the Union Colony of Colorado: Including a History of the Town of Greeley, from Its Date of Settlement to the Present Time, with Descriptive Chapters
[MEEKER, NATHAN C.]
First Annual Report of the Union Colony of Colorado: Including a History of the Town of Greeley, from Its Date of Settlement to the Present Time, with Descriptive Chapters
New York: George W. Southwick, 1871. Brochure. A sewn brochure reporting on the first year of existence of the Union Colony of Territorial Colorado, at the site of present-day city of Greeley. Includes information on agriculture, irrigation, climate, mountain scenery, flora, churches, schools, societies, etc. The colony was organized in 1870 as a utopian agricultural community with high moral standards by Nathan C. Meeker. Meeker, who had been a reporter and author, later became an Indian agent in Western Colorado and died (along with 10 of his employees) at the hands of the Ute Tribe in what became known as the Meeker Massacre. The Union Colony was later to be renamed "Greeley" after the editor of the New York Tribune, Horace Greeley. This brochure is not the version that includes a map of Greeley and surroundings (Howes C.608). --- In blue wraps. --- The covers have detached from the brochure (but are present), and with rubberstamping to cover, some stray soiling & pencilings, small tears and water spots but overall intact.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 40 pages. Fair .
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Book number: 82461
USD 80.00 [Appr.: EURO 73.75 | £UK 64.75 | JP¥ 10415]
Keywords: >>History of Colorado & the Old West

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