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image of Three Photographs of the Sporting Library of William T. Hornaday, director of the New York Zoolological Park, showing his library shelves, woth mounted trophies of American Bison, Big Horn Sheep, Pronghorn Antelope, and Elk, as well as the wraparound mural of American outdoor scenes above the shelves, and paintings of Western scenes

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[New York, 1896. Three photographs, mounted on card, showing approx 270º of the library room. Fine in quarter green morocco dropbox. Three photographs, mounted on card, showing approx 270º of the library room. Photographs of the private library of sportsman, conservationist and naturalist William Temple Hornaday, ca. 1896, when he had just assumed the post of director of… Read more
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Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance

by (Fore-Edge) Moore, Thomas

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Published
1820
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Bound in contemporary tan staright grained morocco, a.e.g
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Tenth edition
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AU$1,308.06

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London: Printed [by A. & R. Spottiswoode] for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1820. Tenth edition. 397pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in contemporary tan staright grained morocco, a.e.g. Tenth edition. 397pp. 1 vols. 8vo. With a fore-edge painting of the Port of Constaninople.
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image of The Complete Angler ...To Which Are Added, An Introductory Essay; The Linnan Arrangement of the Various River-Fish Delineated in the Work; and Illustrative Notes

The Complete Angler ...To Which Are Added, An Introductory Essay; The Linnan Arrangement of the Various River-Fish Delineated in the Work; and Illustrative Notes

by Walton, Izaak, and Charles COTTON

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Published
1823
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Full dark green straight grained morocco with gilt turn-ins, spine gilt with angling tools, a.e.g., with a painting underneath t
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First Major edition
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London: John Major, 1823. First Major edition. 14 copperplates, engraved or etched by H. Cook, C. Pye, E. Smith, R. Ashby, after Huysmans, Lely, Nash and Wale, including portraits of Walton and Cotton and 2 pages of music, plus 77 woodcuts. lx, 411, [1, imprint]. 1 vols. 8vo. Full dark green straight grained morocco with gilt turn-ins, spine gilt… Read more
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Essays on various subjects. Written for the amusement of everybody, by one who is considered nobody

by [Davis, J.]

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Published
1835
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Original purple cloth, decorated with pebble motif, printed paper label. Spine fine, label chipped, Very nice in brown cloth dro
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First edition, first issue with the "s" in "sportsmen" in the se
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New York: J.W. Bell, 1835. First edition, first issue with the "s" in "sportsmen" in the second line of p. [1] present and in the proper font. [vi], 149 pp. 1 vols. 8vo ( 7 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches). Original purple cloth, decorated with pebble motif, printed paper label. Spine fine, label chipped, Very nice in brown cloth… Read more
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Annotations on Some Minor Writings of 'T. E. Lawrence" by G.

by [Gawsworth, John, i.e. T. I. F. Armstrong]

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Published
1935
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Original orange cloth. Fine copy in fine unclipped dj
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First edition. Number 485 of 500 copies printed of which 450 onl
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AU$290.68

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London: Eric Partridge Ltd, 1935. First edition. Number 485 of 500 copies printed of which 450 only were for sale. Frontispiece portrait by Frederick Carter first published here. Pp. 28. 1 vols. 8vo. Original orange cloth. Fine copy in fine unclipped dj. First edition. Number 485 of 500 copies printed of which 450 only were for sale. Frontispiece… Read more
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Catalogue of the Selous Collection of Big Game in the British Museum (Natural History)

by Dollman, J.G.

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Published
1921
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Publisher's brown cloth. Minor staining in the upper outer corner
Edition
First edition
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AU$363.35

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London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1921. First edition. 112pp. Portrait frontispiece. 8vo. Publisher's brown cloth. Minor staining in the upper outer corner. First edition. 112pp. Portrait frontispiece. 8vo. Czech Africa, p. 49: "Though this is more of a zoological work, Dollman included several hunting excerpts from Selous' books and journal articles to highlight the descriptions of the… Read more
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As Nature Shows Them. Moths and Butterflies of the United States East of the Rocky Mountains

by Denton, Sherman F.

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Published
1900
Condition
Publisher's crushed brown morocco gilt, spines tooled in gilt with butterfly decorations, a.e.g. Moderate scuffing to edges, som
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From an edition limited to 500 numbered sets, this is number 183
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AU$12,353.90

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Boston: Bradlee Whidden, 1900. From an edition limited to 500 numbered sets, this is number 183. xvi,161; xvi,[163]-361pp. including approximately 400 in-text illustrations, plus fifty-six nature-printed and handcolored plates. Half titles. [With:] Thirty-one original moth and butterfly specimens. All but two moth and butterfly specimens mounted in original Denton Brothers boxes, many stamped with the Denton Brothers address (the… Read more
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Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club 1929-1985

by (Limited Editions Club)

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Published
1985
Condition
Bound by Denis Gouey in Nigerian Oasis Goatskin and hand-marbled paper boards, slipcase
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Edition limited to 800 numbered copies
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AU$399.69

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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1985. Edition limited to 800 numbered copies. 4to. Bound by Denis Gouey in Nigerian Oasis Goatskin and hand-marbled paper boards, slipcase. Edition limited to 800 numbered copies. 4to.
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The Hand Book of Mediaeval Alphabets and Devices

by Shaw, Henry

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Published
1853
Condition
Original blue cloth, blocked in blind. Very good
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AU$654.03

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London: Bernard Quaritch, 1853. 36 plates. Titled printed in red and brown. Large 8vo. Original blue cloth, blocked in blind. Very good. 36 plates. Titled printed in red and brown. Large 8vo.
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L'Art International d'Aujourd'hui. Vol. 17. Relieures

by Adler, Rose

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Published
1929
Condition
Sheets loose in half-cloth portfolio as issued. Light soiling to boards and foxing to some of the plates, otherwise a very clean
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AU$872.04

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Paris: Éditions Charles Moreau, 1929. 50 plates in black and white [viii]. 4to. Sheets loose in half-cloth portfolio as issued. Light soiling to boards and foxing to some of the plates, otherwise a very clean copy. 50 plates in black and white [viii]. 4to. Contains 50 photogravure plates of Art Deco bookbinding, with work by Adler, Bernard, Bonet,… Read more
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The Old Booksellers of New York and Other Papers

by Andrews, William Loring

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Published
1895
Condition
Original blue cloth, edges uncut, cloth dust jacket. Fine. Julia Parker Wightman booklabel
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First edition, one of 122 on hand-made paper
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AU$436.02

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New York, 1895. First edition, one of 122 on hand-made paper. Four plates on Imperial Japan paper (3 engraved by E.D. French). Also head and tail-pices by the same artist 84, [1] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth, edges uncut, cloth dust jacket. Fine. Julia Parker Wightman booklabel. First edition, one of 122 on hand-made paper. Four… Read more
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Sextodecimos et infra

by Andrews, William Loring

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Published
1899
Condition
Tan decorated wrappers over boards, in printed chemise and slipcase
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Number 128 of 140 copies on English hand-made paper
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AU$472.36

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. Number 128 of 140 copies on English hand-made paper. 27 color and black and white plates. 117 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Tan decorated wrappers over boards, in printed chemise and slipcase. Number 128 of 140 copies on English hand-made paper. 27 color and black and white plates. 117 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.… Read more
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Jacob Steendam noch Vaster. A Memoir of the First Poet in New Netherland with translations of his poems descriptive of the Colony

by [Andrews, William Loring]

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Published
1908
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Blue cloth,paper silver printed dust jacket and slipcase
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First edition, one of 115 copies, all on Van Gelder hand-made pa
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New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1908. First edition, one of 115 copies, all on Van Gelder hand-made paper manufactured in Holland. Frontispiece. xiv, 62, [2]pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Blue cloth,paper silver printed dust jacket and slipcase. First edition, one of 115 copies, all on Van Gelder hand-made paper manufactured in Holland. Frontispiece. xiv, 62, [2]pp. 1 vols.… Read more
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A Prospect of the Colledges in Cambridge in New England. Engraved by William Burgis in 1726. The Description compiled by William Loring Andrews

by Andrews, William Loring

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Published
1897
Condition
Crimson ribbed cloth. Fine. Frank Cutter Deering bookplate
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One of 115 copies on hand made paper
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AU$436.02

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New York: Publkished and for Sale by Dodd, Mead and Company, 1897. One of 115 copies on hand made paper. Six photogravure illustrations, the frontispiece is folding. 38 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Crimson ribbed cloth. Fine. Frank Cutter Deering bookplate. One of 115 copies on hand made paper. Six photogravure illustrations, the frontispiece is folding. 38 pp. 1… Read more
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Books in The House. An Essay on Private Libraries and Collections for Young and Old

by Pollard, Alfred W.

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Published
1904
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Original brown cloth, stamped in gilt and in blind, uncut edges. Minor soiling
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One of 500 copies on hand-made paper
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Indianapolis: Published by arrangement with Ralph Fletcher Seymour by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1904. One of 500 copies on hand-made paper. Pictorial title page by Seymour. 83 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown cloth, stamped in gilt and in blind, uncut edges. Minor soiling. One of 500 copies on hand-made paper. Pictorial title page by Seymour. 83 pp. 1… Read more
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The Earlier Cambridge Stationers and Bookbinders and the First Cambridge Printer

by Gray, George J.

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Published
1904
Condition
Later half calf and cloth boards. Renderia bookplate
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Illustrated monographs issued by the Bibliographical Society No.
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Oxford: Oxford University Press for the Bibliographical Society, 1904. Illustrated monographs issued by the Bibliographical Society No. XIII. 28 plates. Uncut. 1 vols. 4to. Later half calf and cloth boards. Renderia bookplate. Illustrated monographs issued by the Bibliographical Society No. XIII. 28 plates. Uncut. 1 vols. 4to.
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The Philobibiion. A Monthly Bibliographical Journal

by (In Parts) Philes, George P., editor

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Published
1863
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Crimson later cloth, with original wrappers bound in and all edges uncut. Bookplate of Alfred B. Perlman and Thomas M. Snider
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AU$726.70

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New York: George P. Philes & Co., No 51 Nassau Street, 1863. 288; 290pp. with Philes Bookseller's Cataloguies added at end of each issue. Printed on India Paper. Printer C.A. Alvord. 8vo. Crimson later cloth, with original wrappers bound in and all edges uncut. Bookplate of Alfred B. Perlman and Thomas M. Snider. 288; 290pp. with Philes Bookseller's… Read more
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image of An Essay on the Utility of Collecting the Best Works of the Ancient Engravers of the Italian School; Accompanied by A Critical Catalogue, with interesting Anecdotes of the Engravers, of a Chronological Seriers of Rare and Valuable Prints, from the Earliest Practice of the Art in Italy to the year 1549, now deposited in the British Museum and Royal Academy, in London

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London: Printed by W. Nicol, Cleveland Row; and sold by Payne and Foss...Colnaghi and Co., Pall Mall East, 1827. First Edition, Large Paper Copy. Frontispiece Portrait, engraved by T. Woolnoth from a miniature by Branwhite; Four folding Plates of Monograms, 7c. following the Contents leaf. vii, [i], 536, [4]pp. 1 vols. Thick 4to (9-3/4 x 7-7/8/inches). Bound in 3/4… Read more
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image of Catalogue of the entire private library belonging to a well-known Boston collector, forming a magnificent collection of rarities in all departments of literature ... to be sold by auction November 17th and four following days

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Boston: Charles .F. Libbie No. 13 Hayward Place, 1891. 3237 lots. 291 pp. Priced. 1 vols. 8vo. Three quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. 3237 lots. 291 pp. Priced. 1 vols. 8vo. Other cover title: Catalogue of a magnificent library, belonging to a well-known Bibliophile of Boston. McKay, 4016
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[Title in Greek] ... Palaephati De Incredibilibus

by (Elzevier Imprint) Tollius, Cornelius; editor

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Published
1649
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Full dark blue straight grained morocco by Simier, covers and spine tooled in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, gilt edges
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Amsterdam: Apud Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1649. Text in Greek and Latin. Title printed in red and black. [36], 253, [9], [2, blank] pp. Errata on verso of penultimate leaf (preceding the integral blank). Ruled in red throughout. 12mo. Full dark blue straight grained morocco by Simier, covers and spine tooled in gilt and blind, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. Text… Read more
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