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Gynaeologie. Drittes Supplement oder XVI Bandchen. Meine Bekenntnisse uber die Weiber. Bound With Gynaeologie. Viertes Supplement oder XVII Bandchen. Abel der Weiblichkeit in Zugen von Liebe, Treue und Edelfinn., (Flittner, Christian Gottfried)
1 (Flittner, Christian Gottfried) Gynaeologie. Drittes Supplement oder XVI Bandchen. Meine Bekenntnisse uber die Weiber. Bound With Gynaeologie. Viertes Supplement oder XVII Bandchen. Abel der Weiblichkeit in Zugen von Liebe, Treue und Edelfinn.
Berlin Oehmigke dem Jungern/ Bey dem Versasser 1801 no Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
Berlin: 1800/1801. Paper covered boards with black cloth tape binding. 248, 276 pages. With a color frontispiece illustration preceding each book, as well as three color illustrations in the rear, fold out, although only occupying one section of the tri-fold. Written anonymously, these two works were part of a larger series Flittner wrote on various aspects of sex and sexuality. In particular these discuss sexual relations between men and women as well as love and loyalty. In GOOD+ condition. Moderate to heavy scuffing to the covers and extremities, with some bumping to the corners. Minor soiling and general fading. Binding weak but intact, with scattered minor soiling throughout, mostly in the gutters. General toning to the paper with minor scattered foxing. Small oval ownership stamps to the half title and title page. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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2 Abbott, John S.C The Empire of Russia; From the Remotest Periods to the Present Time. The Monarchies of Continental EuropeThe Empire of Russia; From the Remotest Periods to the Present Time. The Monarchies of Continental Europe
New York Mason Brothers 1860 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Brown cloth. xv, 17-528 pages, including index. With a frontis portrait of Peter the Great. A broad but detailed history of Russia, beginning at 500 BC and the Scythian and Huns to the birth of the Russian Empire and Ruric, Sineous and Truvor. From this time (900 AD) to the present, various rulers and their reigns are discussed, detailing wars, politics, etc. GOOD+ condition. Minor to moderate fading. Mostly minor scuffing. Light wear along the extremities. Minor soiling, with a few faint stains to the covers. Interior solid with general minor browning to the paper. Very minor scattered foxing, with moderate to heavy foxing to the endpapers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Adams, Henry Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres
New York The Limited Editions Club 1957 no Cloth Very Good No Jacket 
Light gray cloth in marbled paper covering a cardboard slipcase. #251 of 1500 copies, signed on the colophon by Samuel Chamberlain, the photographer. 349 pp. Black and white photographs by Samuel Chamberlain throughout. A history of Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres that provides insight into the Middle Ages in France. VERY GOOD book. Slipcase in in fair condition. General fading. A few tiny stains to the lower rear cover. Slipcase split along two of the seams, now opening in a clamshell type fashion. Slipcase browned. Paper rather chipped and worn on the extremities. Some scuffing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Return to Earth., Aldrin, Colonel Edwin E.
4 Aldrin, Colonel Edwin E. "Buzz;" Warga, Wayne Return to Earth.
New York Random House 1973 no First Edition Cloth Good Very Good Signed by Author
Stated first edition. Quarter blue cloth in unclipped jacket. SIGNED by Buzz Aldrin on the first endpaper. No provenance for this signature, although it appears to match the many examples found online. 338 pp. With a section of black and white photos. An autobiographical account of the Aldrin's life after returning from his moon landing, detailing the pressures both from NASA and deriving from his fame as a lunar astronaut, all of which led to emotional and mental struggles. VERY GOOD jacket on a GOOD book. Perhaps a remainder, with an H stamped on the first endpaper. Minor wrinkling, fading and edgewear to the jacket. Heavy fading to the book extremities, with minor edgewear. Light foxing to the page edges. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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5 Alexander, W. Lindsay Iona
Philadelphia American Sunday School Union no Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 
Marbled boards with leather binding. 192pp. Circa 1850 based on OCLC records of similar editions. This edition not recorded. A history of the island of Iona (Hebrides), focusing primarily on its importance in various religious events, but with extensive account of the culture and practices of the druids who lived there. In FAIR condition. Heavy fading and scuffing to the boards, extremities and spine. Minor soiling with faint dampstaining present along the fore edge of the front board. Slight bowing to the boards. Interior lacking any endpapers that may have been present. Previous owner's notes/writing on the inside front cover, title page and in the margins of a few pages of text. Some notes indicate the owner may have been traveling the island, providing very brief commentary on the weather, if this was the case. Child's doodling/drawing to the inside front cover and last page of text. Lines in pencil drawn on page fore edges. Interior solid with minor scattered soiling and foxing. Faint dampstain in the lower margin of the first 40 pages. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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6 Angheli Zalapi Palazzi of Sicily
Cologne Konemann 2000 3829034490 / 9783829034494 Cloth Very Good Very Good Quarto 
324 pp. Color photos throughout. A history and study of the palazzi on the island of Sicily in Italy, documenting the origin ans evolution of the architecture behind the various grand estates, including influence from Spanish rulers and the Baroque period. With sections on palazzi such as Zisa, Chiaramonte, Villa San Marco, Butera, Palagonia, Ajroldi, etc. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading and scuffing, with curling to the jacket along the extremities. Small tear at the upper right front hinge. Minor fading and edgewear to the book. Owner's initials on the title page. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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7 Anonymous Flesh and Blood.
Cupertino, CA Genotype 1980 no Trade Paperback Good 
Trade paperback. vi, 288 pp. Black and white photos throughout. A collection of quotes from various figures throughout history, from Shakespeare, to Freud, Nietzsche, Jung, Hesse and many others, juxtaposed with images in order to portray the complexity of humanity as borne out through the human mind. This includes some rather graphic images of death. GOOD condition. Moderate scuffing and creasing along the extremities. General fading and minor scuffing to the covers. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Ariès, Phillippe Images of Man and Death
Cambridge Harvard University Press 1985 0674444108 / 9780674444102 First American Edition Cloth Very Good Good 
271 pp. Black and white photos. A primarily visual study of the way societies worldwide conceive of and depict death to reflect their prevailing and changing beliefs, providing many images accompanied by historical and philosophical commentary. GOOD jacket on a VERY GOOD book. Two 2 inch tears, with some chipping and associated creasing along the rear extremities. A few other small chips and tears present. Minor curling along the extremities. Light fading to the book. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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9 Asquith, H.H. How Do We Stand To-Day? A Speech Delivered by the Right Hon. H.H. Asquith, Prime Minister, in the House of Commons, on the 2nd November, 1915.
London T. Fisher Unwin no Original Wraps Good 
Wraps. 48 pages. A speech by the British Prime Minister Asquith addressing the British activities in World War I, including naval actions, activity in Mesopotamia, the Dardanelles, the Balkans, Allied Finances, etc. Asquith was one of the longest serving prime-ministers in Britain during the 20th century, with perceived mishandlings of World War I leading to his replacement in 1916. In GOOD condition with monderate browning along the wrapper extremities. Minor edgewear. Minor pencil notations to the upper and lower front cover. Interior clean and solid with moderate browning to the paper. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Aubry, Octave. Livingston, Arthur (translator) St. Helena
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1936 no First American Edition Cloth Good No Jacket 
Stated first edition. Red cloth. No jacket. 608 pp. With 43 illustrations in duotone. A history of Napoleon Bonaparte's captivity on St. Helena, examining both the British perspective as well as that of the camp of Napoleon. Aubry draws on primary documents, including the papers of Hudson Lowe and other records in an attempt to present an unbiased look at the events surrounding the death in exile of Napoleon and the subsequent fallout. GOOD+ condition. General fading to the cloth, with darkening along the spine. Minor scuffing and soiling. Light scuffing along the extremities. Bookplate of Willard Hallam Bonner on the inside front cover. Small red lines in the margins of two pages of the preface. Text otherwise clean and solid. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Organs and Organ Builders of Christ Church, Boston, 1736-1945. Organists, 1736-1824, Babcock, Mary Kent Davey
11 Babcock, Mary Kent Davey Organs and Organ Builders of Christ Church, Boston, 1736-1945. Organists, 1736-1824
Boston Massachusetts Diocesan Library 1946 no Wraps Very Good 
Stated Publication number 7, presumably from the Massachusetts Diocesan Library. Brown printed wraps. 40 pages, including bibliography. With a few illustrations. A short, but detailed history of the organs used at Christ Church in Boston from 1736 to 1945, with an account of their builders. With excerpts from primary sources that give costs, estimates on labor, donors, etc. as well as accounts of types of material used and the styles of organs. Organ builders include William Goodrich, Thomas Johnston and others. The second part of the work provides short biographies of various organists at the church, including Stephen Deblois, William Price, John Cutler and others. VERY GOOD condition. Minor wrinkling and fading to the wraps. Interior clean and solid with some foxing to the plates. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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12 Bachmann, Berta Memories of Kazakhstan: A Report on the Life Experiences of a German Woman in Russia
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A. Amer Historical Society of Germans 1983 0914222120 / 9780914222125 Trade Paperback Near Fine 
110 pp. With a few black and white photos. A first hand account of the author's life during World War II. A German living in European Russia, the Bachmann recalls the outbreak of war and the subsequent internment and forced labor required of them by Russia, detailing the break up of families and their eventual freedom in 1957. NEAR FINE condition. Minor fading. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Tours and Tourelles Historiques de la Belgique, Baes, Jean (illustrator).
13 Baes, Jean (illustrator). Tours and Tourelles Historiques de la Belgique
Bruxelles E. Lyon-Claesen, Publisher no Cloth Poor No Jacket 
no date, presumed late 1800s. Greenish/gold illustrated cloth. Elephant folio. 50 color plates mounted on thick card paper, each plate measuring 9 ½ by 6 ¼ inches. All plates loose. With a short foreword, in French. A collection of prints after the watercolor paintings of Jean Baes, a 19th century Belgian architect and artist, depicting various towers and church tops in Belgium. POOR condition. Front cover DETACHED, with spine cloth hanging on to the rear cover. Moderate scuffing, uneven fading and darkening to the covers. Minor soiling and staining. Heavy scuffing to the cloth along the extremities. All plates and pages LOOSE and separated from each other. Heavy chipping, browning and loss to the card stock pages, with all paper being rather brittle and flaking easily with handling. Color plates still bright and clean. A rough copy of this work in poor condition. 
Price: 140.00 USD
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14 Baipakov, Karl; Nasyrov, Rakip Along the Great Silk Road
Pekvama Kramos, Publisher 1991 no Cloth Near Fine Very Good 
Beige pictorial cloth in unclipped jacket. Unpaginated (300+) pages. With color photos throughout. A primarily pictorial look at the Silk Road and the people, cities and ancient civilizations located along it. Text in Russian and English. VERY GOOD jacket on a NEAR FINE book. Minor soiling, rubbing and fading to the jacket. Minor edgewear to the book. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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15 Baldwin, John B Our Dardanelles. The Projected St. Lawrence Route.
Honolulu No publisher Given 1924 no Wraps Good 
Printed blue wraps. Signed/inscribed by the author at the top of the front cover. 83 pp. An argument for a system of canals and waterways on the St. Lawrence River that would allow ships to pass from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic and vice versa. Baldwin discusses economic and military benefits and drawbacks, and while concluding that the canal may be a threat to the security of the United States, in general, it would be of greater benefit. Canals on the St. Lawrence had been proposed since the late 1800s, with various treaties between the United Stated and Canada failing, often due to US reticence. Agreements were finally reached in the 1950s, when the project was started (and completed). GOOD condition. Some toning, foxing, soiling and minor staining to the wraps. Minor creasing and curling along the edges. Upper corner a bit curled. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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16 Barnard, Charles (introduction) The Wonders of the Universe. A Record of the Things Wonderful and Marvelous in Nature, Science and Art.
New York Cassell and Company 1885 no Cloth Fair 
Yellow cloth with titling and illustrations in gilt and black. 416 pp. Black and white illustrations throughout. A book containing a collection of essays on various subjects relating to science, nature and art. This includes electricity and the electric light, lamp, the electric telegraph, dynamo electric machines; tattoos and tattooing; stars and their chemistry; the moon, with illustrations of craters; Egyptian Hieroglyphics; the telephone; whales; sailing on skates; alchemy; the microphone; decorative mutilations (on people); dynamite; the underground railway of London etc. FAIR condition. Darkening and some soiling to the covers, with minor staining. Cloth scuffed and split along the extremities and corners. Binding cracked, with the front cover and backstrip SEPARATED from the text block at leaf number ii/iii, which is DETACHED and laid in. Binding cracked in several other places. Text block weak but intact. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 Baynton-Williams, Ashley Town and City Maps of the British Isles 1800-1855.
London Studio Editions 1992 no Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Reddish cloth in unclipped jacket. Folio. 128 pp. Full page color reproductions of maps throughout. A printing of various maps from the early to mid 1800s of various towns and cities of the British Isles. With maps from various makers and of cities such as Dublin, London, Birmingham, Canterbury, Oxford, Bedford, Exeter, Norwich and many others. Historical and descriptive text accompanies each map. VERY GOOD condition. Heavy fading to the jacket spine. Minor soiling, rubbing and edgewear to the jacket. Light fading and edgewear to the book. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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18 Beckford, William Italy, Spain, and Portugal, with an excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaca and Batalha. In Two Parts. Part of Wiley and Putnam's Library of Choice Reading
New York Wiley and Putnam 1845 no Quarter Leather Good No Jacket 
Dark green/black quarter leather with marbled boards. Xii, 174; xii, 256 pp. Written in letter form, this work presents a travelogue of the author's trip through Italy, Spain and Portugal, as well as the Low Countries and Germany, recalling his experiences and impressions of the people, culture and landscape. GOOD condition. Moderate fading, with moderate to heavy scuffing to the paper covered boards. Some scuffing to the leather spine. Armorial bookplate of G.F. Lindsay present. Dampstain affecting the lower corner of the pages throughout, heaviest at the front. Scattered foxing. Some toning to the paper. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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19 Beecher, Henry Ward; Powderly, T.V.; Forbes, Archibald; Elliott, Charles W.; White, C.A.; Frothingham, O.B.; Carpenter, D.Y. The North American Review. August 1882. Volume 135, No. 2.
New York The North American Review, Publisher 1882 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. Pagination runs 99-195 plus 2 pp of ads in the rear. A single issue of this magazine, featuring an article 'Progress of Thought in the Church,' by Henry Ward Beecher; an examination of unions and their role in labor and labor relations in an essay 'The Organization of Labor,' by T.V. Powderly; an essay 'Woman's Work and Woman's Wages' by Charles W. Elliott in which he cites statistics that demonstrate the physical and mental harm on women in the work force, including mill work, etc., and stating that working women live a poor, hard life that in general, denegrates society. The essay also addresses women's suffrage, stating this is an added burden on women. GOOD condition. Some chipping, tearing and loss to the wraps at the head and tail of the spine and corners. This includes a 2 inch in area section a the head of the spine. Uneven fading, mior soiling and some offsetting the wraps. Faint pencil note, women wages, on the upper front cover. Some chipping, tearing and creasing along the fore edges. Interior clean and solid. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Bergmeier, Mr. Horst J. P.; Lotz, Dr. Rainer E. Hitler's Airwaves: The Inside Story of Nazi Radio Broadcasting and Propaganda Swing
New Haven Yale University Press 1997 0300067097 / 9780300067095 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good 
CD in rear pocket MISSING. 368 pp. Black and white photos present. A detailed study of Nazi propaganda on the radio, using swing or big band jazz music as a component of their overall message, despite the Nazi regime having banned jazz music. With a detailed look at the Goebbels propaganda machine. VERY GOOD condition. CD MISSING. Minor rubbing and edgewear. 
Price: 34.00 USD
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