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Los Angeles A.R.P.U., 1940

Program Book: American Racing Pigeon Union Convention, Los Angeles 1940 Los Angeles A.R.P.U., 1940

By: American Racing Pigeon Union

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, ARPU: 1940

Seller ID: k180315d


4to, blue and silver embossed boards. 116 p. Progam book for the 1940 ARPU [American Pigeon Racing Union] held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Many advertisements, including welcomes from Hollywood stars and LA politicians. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos. Near fine copy with moderate rubbing to back cover. Front cover a delight to behold. A two page advertisement features a scene from Edward G. Robinson’s “A Dispatch from Reuters”, where racing pigeons... View more info

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Visits from the world of spirits; or interesting anecdotes of the dead.

By: Anonymous

Price: $1,200.00

Seller ID: 150308


London: printed for the proprietor; and sold by L. Wayland 1791. 1st ed., 12mo, 302 pp. A scarce volume “Containing very curious narratives of the appearances of many departed spirits on particular occasions, to friends, relations. &c. being an impartial survey of the most remarkable accounts of apparitions, dreams, ghosts, spectres, and visions. That have been recorded in several ages of the world; together with some originals. To which is prefixed, an introduction, b... View more info

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Hosie’s Aviary

By: Baskin, Leonard [wth Tobias, Lucretia, Hosie, & Lisa Baskin]

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1979

Edition: 1st ed.

Inscription: Signed by Baskin

Seller ID: sw180315a


4to, green cloth. 1st ed, signed by illustrator Leonard Baskin in red ink on the front end paper. A companion volume to his Caldecott Honor Book Hosie’s Alphaet; kBaskins illustraions of birds with light verse. A light fade line along bottom of front cover, else fine in fine d/w. View more info

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The Book of the Hamburgs

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, Books of Wonder: 1991

Seller ID: g1001


First thus. Facsimile edition;first hardcover edition. 12mo, brown illustrated cloth. Published 14 years before The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, this was Baum's first book -- an illustrated guide to the breeding and raising of the many varieties of Hamburg chickens. The book displays the origins of Baum's folksy writing style. New copy. View more info

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Of Englishe Dogges, the diversities, the names, the natures, and the properties. A Short Treatise written in latine by Johannes Caius

By: Caius, Johannes

Price: $185.00

Publisher: London, A Bradley: 1880

Seller ID: 07151


A reprint of the earliest book on dogs in the English language, first published in 1576. Published in May 1880. 8vo. 1/4 cloth, gray boards. Leather imprinted spine. 1st thus. Good; a 1" diagonal crack across the upper right corner of front cover; front cover sunned. . Interior clean and bright. Title page only is in facsimile; the rest has been reset in new type View more info

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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex.

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $2,650.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1871

Edition: First

Seller ID: 021501


1st ed., second state. 2 vols. 8vo, publisher's dark green cloth. [Freeman no. 938 with page height of 190, board height of 195, and books by same author on verso of title leaf of Vol. 2; the first volume starts with "When" on p. 297 and no errata on verso of title page.] With the publisher's ads dated January 1871 present in both volumes. Vol 1. viii, 423pp + 16pp. advts. Vol 2: viii, [2], 475 (16 pp. advts.] Fair-Good-minus: light surface and edge wear to covers ov... View more info

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The Origin of Species - First U.S. edition

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $7,500.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Company: 1860

Edition: First American

Seller ID: 021502


8vo, publisher's embossed brown cloth with gilt titles on spine. 1st American ed., first state with two quotations facing title page instead of three; folding lithographic plate at p. 108. [Freeman no. 377] Good: several small chips at top and bottom of spine; light 1/2" damp-stain along upper fore-edge of front cover; spine titles lightly faded; corners rubbed; front hinge partially split but still intact; contemporaneous penciled signature on FEP; damp-stain at top of ... View more info

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CALIFORNIA: FOR HEALTH, PLEASURE, AND RESIDENCE. A Book For Travellers and Settlers.

By: Nordhoff, Charles

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1872

Seller ID: 022011


1st ed., 8vo. Brown decorated cloth, gilt titles. 255 pp. [Publisher's catalogue of Travel books] + Frontis Map. Illustrated with drawings and maps. A good+ copy. Generally clean and tight but with rubbing at exteremities and corners. View more info

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Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam

By: Stedman, John Gabriel

Price: $3,250.00

Publisher: London, J. Johnson: 1796

Seller ID: C061501


1st edition. 2 vols. 4to, brown calf. Full Title: Narrative, of a Five Years' Expedition, against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America; from the year 1772, to 1777: elucidating the History of that Country, and describing its Productions, Viz. Quadrupedes, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, Trees, Shrubs, Fruits, & Roots; with an account of the Indians of Guinana, and Negros of Guinea, By Capt.N J.G. Stedman. Illustrated with 80 elegant En... View more info

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Eugenic Marriage, The. Volumes I-IV Complete

By: W. Grant Hague, M.D.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: The Review of Reviews: 1914

Edition: 1st ed.

Seller ID: dg17122301


12mo. Half leather over marbled boards. Tight, square binding. Four of four volumes. Very good; some fading at extremities and spine, several small nicks to spine ends, end papers toned. Internally clean and tight. View more info