The Hunter Family Library of books, manuscripts and photographs on China & the Boxer Rebellion, consisting of 247 lots, some illustrated in this catalog from Pacific Book Auction Galleries. Sale was number 210 held June 29, 2000. Fine condition. Price includes free shipping by media mail or first class mail (our discretion) within the USA.
Catalog for sale 176 on December 10, 1998 at Pacific Book Auction Galleries includes the incunabula and early printed book collection of Ernest S. Jaros as well as fine books on food and drinks, a total of 96 lots, some illustrated. Fine condition. Price includes media mail or first class shipping within the USA.
Real photo postcard of Crystal Cascade at Pinkham Notch in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The card is numbered 1520 on the front. There are some minor smudges on the back which can be seen in the scan. The card is unused. It was purchased by a woman who was 15 years old in 1920 and was attending a summer camp in the Adirondacks. The card can be sent by First Class Mail for $2.00. It can be combined with the other postcard lot I am offering for the same shipping cost.
People forget how enjoyable the books of John Buchan are. Just to remind you, he wrote, "The 39 Steps." Here are two paperbacks: Greenmantle, Oxford World's Classics edition from 1993, in very good condition; and Mountain Meadows in a 1946 Bantam Books edition also in very good condition with previous owner's name and date written on ffep and a very small tear at bottom of page after ffep. Two books for the price of one and free shipping within USA.
Set of three vintage coffee bags — one yellow, one red, and one white with gold lines — from the firm of Jean Barthés. 6 Avenue Gambetta, Albi. This town in southern France is famous as the birthplace of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the great artist of the Belle Epoque. We have quite a few of these and would give very good quantity prices...
In the fourth volume of the acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. The Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated; other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown or underappreciated...
This is a paperback copy of a basic cookbook by the doyenne of Italian cooking. This is a 1997 reprint of the 1986 original. It is like new except that someone has clipped the top right corner of the front free endpaper, obviously to excise the name of the previous owner.
Interesting small publication by Edward T. Joy from the Victoria & Albert Museum in London with information and many illustrations on playing cards,card tables, board games, backgammon and chess tables, shovel boards, and billiard tables. Book, published in 1982, is 7 1/4 by 4 3/4 inches with card covers, part of a series called “The Arts and Living. Condition is very good to like new. ISBN: 0 11 290301 0. Shipping by Media Mail within the USA will be $3.00.
"Captain Bligh" is a cliche of our times for the extravagant and violent misuse of power. In fact, William Bligh was one of the least physically violent disciplinarians in the British navy. That paradox inspires the author to ask why, then, did Bligh have a mutiny? Its answer is to display the theatricality of naval institutions and the mythologizing power of history...
Is the “Oedipus complex” universal? This book examines the controversial question in light of its collection of 139 family complex folktales from every world cultural area and every level of social complexity, the largest such collection ever made. From back cover: “This work is one of two books that won the 1997 Boyer Prize in psychoanalytic anthropology. The award is well deserved . . ...
A compendium of Shaker recipes, 457 pp. Hardcover, 2nd printing, 1970. Ex-library hardcover with all the usual attributes (stamps, pocket). Dustwrapper protected in plastic cover.
Wonderful anthology includes background and articles about the trail from south to north. Published in 1996 by Oxford University Press, paperback, 382pp., in "like new" condition.
The coin was struck by The Royal Mint of Great Britain in 1977 in honor of the 25th anniversary of of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II and bears a new effigy of the Queen on horseback. The reverse of the coin displays the Ampulla and Annointing Spoon from the Royal Regalia, encircled by a floral border and surmounted by a Royal Crown. The designer of the coin was Arnold Machin, OBA, RA. This is a brilliant uncirculated coin which has been electroplated in 24-karat gold...
By Nigel Calder, this book is described as "a fascinating voyage that explores the history, the political intrigue, the scientific and nautical lore of the world's most celebrated waters." Published by Viking in 1986. 373pp. In "like new" condition with price-clipped dust jacket.
"Celebrations Italian Style: Recipes and Menus for Special Occasions and Seasons of the Year" by Mary Ann Esposito, seen nationally on Public Television's Ciao Italia. Many, many, many recipes. Unused copy with store price label on back.
This work, published in 1980 by a doyenne of the folk art world, is described as being about "boxes and their contents used in early American households." That said, it is considered a classic in the field. This is the paperback version, 204 pp. This is a first edition of the paperback, published by E. P. Dutton.
Book by Joyce Bourne provides a guide to over 2,500 characters from over 270 operas -- not only the standard repertoire, but also important and interesting rarities. From Arabella to Wozzeck, entries give a description of the role, its vocal category, by whom the part was created, and notable performers. First edition, published by oxford University Press, 457 pp. Handsome book. Mint condition.
This great cookbook by internationally known Giuliano Bugialli will sharpen your cooking technique for all sorts of pasta dishes. And Pasta means Comfort Food as well as Italian. Published in 1988,with 363 pages, replete with mouthwatering color photographs. Book has $24.95 price on unclipped dj. Never used. Price includes free Media Mail shipping in USA.