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Baedeker's Jerusalem and its Surroundings

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Freiburg and Jerusalem, Karl Baedeker, Guidebooks/Carta: 1973

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 027732

Condition: Near Fine


Light green cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered/illus. in white, brown, and green. Facsimile reprint of original 1876 edition. Lightly rubbed extremities, front board slightly bowed. vi,189 pp., illus., folding maps/plates. Short gift inscription at top corner of title page, otherwise unmarked. View more info

Sane-Maru and Sinobu; or, The Story of the Napkin (The Romeo and Juliet of Japan)

By: Barr, Martin W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Elwyn, PA, Elwyn Boys Printers/Pennsylvania Training School: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018924

Condition: VG+


Gray stiff paper wraps, black cord binding, illus. front cover. Modestly soiled covers, chipped top front corner. [vii],39 pp., illus. w/ multi-colored initial letters filled in by hand, 5 plates with tissue guards. Undated, but with Preface dated Dec. 1908, hence ca. 1909 publication. Printed (by the students?) at the Elwyn School, Middletown Twp., Delaware County, PA, once known as the "Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble-minded Children," today, and a bit more politically correctly, as the Elwyn Institute, the second oldest care facility for the mentally disabled in the U.S. Qui... View more info

[Treasures of India]

By: Barrett, Douglas, and Basil Gray

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, NY, Skira/Rizzoli: 1978

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 024878

ISBN: 0847801586

Condition: Near Fine


Color illus. stiff wraps. Light shelf wear. Square, uncreased binding. 216 pp., illus. in color, b&w. View more info

The Ainu and Their Folk-Lore

By: Batchelor, Rev. John, F.R.G.S.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 041591

Condition: Good


Dark green cloth, lettered in gilt. One of several original binding variants, with no gilt illustration on lower front cover. Modest rubbing to spine extremities, rubbed with minor exposure to corners. Light surface rubbing to covers, crease to lower back cover. Former owner's signature on front flyleaf. xxvi,604 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Mild bottom corner crease to the first several leaves, mild soiling to endpapers and a few leaves, interior generally clean and bright, with firm binding. Gilt spine lettering a bit dulled. Wear commensurate with age, still a solid copy. View more info

Asian Art: Inaugural Issue - Vol. I, No. I (Winter 1987-88) [Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution]

By: Beach, Milo C. (fwd.); Jonathan Chaves, Ann Yonemura, Thomas Lawton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York and Washington, D.C., Oxford University Press/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046992

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff pictorial wraps. Minor surface rubbing. 80 pp., illus. Articles on Chinese pictorial art, Chinese lacquer, bronze vessels from the Qing Palace collection. View more info

Zara's Tales from Hog Ranch: Perilous Escapades in Equatorial Africa [SIGNED]

By: Beard, Peter

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 046713

ISBN: 0679426590

Condition: Fine


Dark red leatherette, lettered in gold foil. As issued. Pictorial dust jacket as issued, now in mylar. 158 pp., illus. Stated 1st ed. Signed by author on front flyleaf with full signature and address of Box 4191, Nairobi. View more info

Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present

By: Beckwith, Christopher I.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 048860

ISBN: 0691135894

Condition: As New


Dark blue cloth, lettered in gold foil. New/as issued, dust jacket now in mylar. xxv,472 pp., illus., maps. 1st ptg. View more info

Fabulous Congo

By: Bellotti, Felice; Mervyn Savill (transl.)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Andrew Dakers Ltd.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030373

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth, lettered in gilt. Front board slightly warped, mild shelf wear, spine cloth a bit sunned. Dust jacket shows loss at both spine extremities, with a few closed tears and associated creasing along both rear edges, 1/2" closed tear at top front corner, minor loss at corners, now in archival mylar. 221 pp., endpaper maps, b&w photographs. Text block edges somewhat dulled by age. View more info

Morocco [Twenty-Shilling Series of Color Plate Books] + rare prospectus/order form

By: Bensusan, S. L.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Adam and Charles Black: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 046904

ISBN: B06XYZDJJN

Condition: Very Good


Ivory cloth, lettered/decorated in gilt, blue, light green, and dark rust. Covers are lightly rubbed, and spine panel is somewhat toned and faded, typical of issue. Minor binding lean. Firm binding, clean interior. xv,231,[4] pp., 74 color plates w/ guards. Rare publisher's prospectus (4 pp.) and order form laid in. A solid copy with relatively minor faults. View more info

Strong Man of China: The Story of Chiang Kai-Shek [SIGNED]

By: Berkov, Robert

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042115

Condition: Fine


Black cloth, lettered in red. Essentially as issued. Pictorial dust jacket shows 2" closed tear and mild crease along bottom front edge, 1" closed tear at top rear corner, minor rubbing to edges, now in mylar. Signed by author on front flyleaf, full signature, no inscription or date. View more info

Soudan's Second Sunup [Sudan] [SIGNED]

By: Bittinger, Desmond W.

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Elgin, IL, The Elgin Press: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 006225

Condition: Near Fine


254 pp., map, b&w plates. Orange cloth, lightly soiled in gutters, else essentially as issued. Dust jacket shows considerable wear, with some soiling, loss at tail of spine, several closed tears and/or chipping, now in Brodart sleeve. INSCRIBED by author (as "The Bittingers") on front flyleaf. View more info

The Personal Life of David Livingstone, Chiefly from his Unpublished Journals and Correspondence in the Possession of his Family

By: Blackie, W. Garden

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Westwood, NJ, Barbour and Co., Inc.: 1986

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 031190

ISBN: 0916441482

Condition: VG+


Dark blue textured paper covered boards, lettered in gold foil. Mildly rubbed spine extremities with slight exposure to several corners. Square, firm binding, clean interior. [4],17-492 pp. (as given, complete). View more info

Roman Africa: Archaeological Walks in Algeria and Tunis

By: Boissier, Gaston; Arabella Ward (transl.)

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1899

Seller ID: 021529

Condition: Very Good


Unclear whether 1st edition or early reprint, copyrighted 1898, this copy printed 1899 (lower title), with no additional printings indicated. Ex-library, rebound in light brown buckram, lettered in gilt. Typically marked/stamped, little actual wear. Perforation stamp to title page. xv,344 pp., illus. w/ (4) maps/plans, all intact/unmarked, one chipped along fore-edge. More than acceptable reading/reference copy. View more info

Words in Motion: Modern Japanese Calligraphy

By: Boorstin, Daniel J., Mutai Mitsuo, Kobayashi Yosoji (fwds.); Aoyama San'u, Stephen Addiss, Barbara Rose, Yanagida Taiun (essays)

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Library of Congress: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 044865

ISBN: B000H02EIY

Condition: Near Fine


Stiff gray textured wraps, lettered in red and black. Joint exhibition of the Library of Congress and the Yomiuri Shumbun, 15 June-15 Sept. 1984. Mild binding lean, otherwise virtually as issued. 187 pp., illus. w/ color plates, b&w photos, etc. View more info

We Are All Slaves: African Miners, Culture, and Resistance at the Enugu Government Colliery [Nigeria] [Social History of Africa] [INSCRIBED]

By: Brown, Carolyn A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Portsmouth, NH, Heinemann: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 045315

ISBN: 0325070067

Condition: Very Good


Stiff pictorial wraps. Modest handling wear with a few ink marks and minor dampstaining along a portion of bottom text block edge. Inscribed by author on front flyleaf, full signature, personalized, dated Aug. 2003. xvi,354 pp. View more info

Senryu: Poems of the People

By: Brown, J. C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Rutland, VT and Tokyo, Japan, Charles E. Tuttle Co.: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 022929

ISBN: 0804816646

Condition: Very Good


Printed cloth, decorated endpapers, oblong format. Original red cloth has tanned to a light brown-gray on front cover and spine, otherwise only slightly handled, virtually as issued, downgraded due only to tanning. Unpaginated, illustrated, with insert. Scarce. View more info

African Art and Motion: An Illustrated Guide to the Exhibition

By: Brown, J. Carter (fwd.)

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030684

Condition: VG+


Booklet, color pictorial wraps. Light shelf/handling wear, covers a bit foxed. 32 pp., illus. View more info

Travels of James Bruce, Esq. into Abyssinia, to discover the Source of the Nile, performed in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, and 1773

By: Bruce, James

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, 1805

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 035780

Condition: Good


Brown 1/4 calf, blue-gray paper covered boards, leather title label mounted on upper spine panel with the word "Voyages" in gilt, 7 gilt spine bands. 311 pp. Moderate shelf wear, rubbed with exposure along edges, leather showing some surface rubbing but still nicely intact. Binding firm. Vintage owner signature of G. W. C. Evans on front pastedown, otherwise unmarked. Unfortunately lacking main title, so we are unable to confirm publisher, edition, or year of issue, and we have been unable to match this copy based on pagination; printer indicated as R. Carr, Church-Alley on final ... View more info

Impressions of South Africa

By: Bryce, James

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027092

Condition: VG+


Brown cloth, bordered in blind, lettered in gilt on spine panel, deckled text block edges w/ top edge in gilt. Several short (approx. 1/8") closed tears to cloth at head of spine, otherwise only light shelf wear. xvi,499 pp., illus. w/ (3) color folding map plates at rear. Both hinges show separation of paper with evidence of neat repair, and both remain quite firm. Vintage owner's signature dated 1898 on front flyleaf. Approx. 1" x 1/2" area of paper loss along top edge of title page only, interior otherwise fully intact. First edition, matching dates. Solid VG+, verging on... View more info

Voodoo-Eros: Ethnological Studies in the Sex-Life of the African Aborigines

By: Bryk, Felix; Mayne F. Sexton (transl.)

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, United Book Guild: 1964

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 027031

Condition: Fine


Ivory 1/4 cloth, black cloth effect paper covered boards, lettered in white. Limitation statement preceding frontis. states this revised edition to be limited to 500 numbered copies (this copy out of series). Essentially as issued. 251 pp., illus. w/ photographs. Dust jacket shows very slight soiling, now in archival mylar. View more info

East Africa and the Islands

By: Bulpin, T. V. (compiler)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa, Howard B. Timmins: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031239

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth-effect paper covered boards, lettered in black. Modest shelf wear, with covers showing a few light soil marks and slightly bumped top corners, 1/4" separation (mended) at head of front joint. Lacks dust jacket. 98 pp., endpaper maps, illus. w/ b&w photographs. Gift inscription dated 1960 along top edge of front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked; published ca. mid to late 1950s (prior to 1960, as the Belgian Congo is still named thusly on endpaper map). View more info

Journal of a Residence at the Cape of Good Hope: With Excursions into the Interior, and Notes on the Natural History, and the Native Tribes

By: Bunbury, Sir Charles James Fox

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Negro Universities Press: 1969

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 018626

ISBN: 0837124476

Condition: Fine


Brown cloth, lettered in gold foil. xii,297 pp., illus. Facsimile reprint of the original edition, published by John Murray in 1848. Two small spots of very minor surface rubbing on front cover, otherwise as issued. View more info

Journal of a Residence at the Cape of Good Hope: With Excursions into the Interior, and Notes on the Natural History, and the Native Tribes

By: Bunbury, Sir Charles James Fox

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Negro Universities Press: 1969

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 018627

ISBN: 0837124476

Condition: Fine


Brown cloth, lettered in gold foil. xii,297 pp., illus. Facsimile reprint of the original edition, published by John Murray in 1848. Two small spots of very minor surface rubbing on front cover, otherwise as issued. View more info

Journal of a Residence at the Cape of Good Hope: With Excursions into the Interior, and Notes on the Natural History, and the Native Tribes

By: Bunbury, Sir Charles James Fox

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Negro Universities Press: 1969

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 018628

ISBN: 0837124476

Condition: Fine


Brown cloth, lettered in gold foil. xii,297 pp., illus. Facsimile reprint of the original edition, published by John Murray in 1848. Two small spots of very minor surface rubbing on front cover, otherwise as issued. View more info

Journal of a Residence at the Cape of Good Hope: With Excursions into the Interior, and Notes on the Natural History, and the Native Tribes

By: Bunbury, Sir Charles James Fox

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Negro Universities Press: 1969

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 018629

ISBN: 0837124476

Condition: Fine


Brown cloth, lettered in gold foil. xii,297 pp., illus. Facsimile reprint of the original edition, published by John Murray in 1848. Two small spots of very minor surface rubbing on front cover, otherwise as issued. View more info