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Sutures In Ancient Surgery, Davis and Geck
1 Sutures In Ancient Surgery
Davis and Geck
Brooklyn Davis & Geck, Inc. 1927 First Very Good+ 
28 beautiful monochrome plates on cream-colored stock depicting historical surgeries and each one is attributed to the performing surgeon, dated 1927-1942, in original softcover portfolio with gilt lettering on cover. All plates are unworn, a few have very faint waterstain to left edge. Brown marbled paper portfolio cover has slight edge wear. Landmark surgeries such as Caesarean sections and repairing skull fractures. 027495

Price: 75.00 USD
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Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea, Ford, Corey
2 Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea
Ford, Corey
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1929 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book and dust jacket, with crazy and cute publicity photos from the publisher laid in. The back of each photo has typed commentary pasted on back of photo. Book is very clean brown cloth boards with gray leettering and small fish decoration on cover, gray lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Illustrated with 34 spoofy photographs. 206 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright, not price clipped, has numerous tiny edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "The Almost Incredible Autobiography of Capt. Ezra Triplett's Seafaring Daughter." In 1929 silent-film actress Joan Lowell published an autobiography, Cradle of the Deep, detailing a childhood spent adventuring around the South Seas as a sea captain's daughter. It was almost immediately proved to be bunkum (by, among other things, statements from her former neighbors, who remembered her actual childhood in Berkeley, California). Humorist Corey Ford published this spoof within months, "Salt Water Taffy." Tucked into this copy of Taffy are a few publicity photos from the publisher. Note that the stock model in the photo bears a striking resemblance to Lowell. Even though "Cradle of the Deep" was proven to be a work of fiction, RKO Pictures made a "documentary" based on the work, 1934's "Adventure Girl." Lowell starred in it. It was her last picture before she left the industry to get married...to a sea-captain, with whom she had a few real-life seafaring adventures. Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction, or fiction strives to be truth! 026091

Price: 150.00 USD
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The Story of the Canandaigua Street Railway Company, The Canandaigua Electric Light and Railway Company, Ontario Light and Traction Company and the Rochester and Eastern Rapid Railway, Gordon, William R.
3 The Story of the Canandaigua Street Railway Company, The Canandaigua Electric Light and Railway Company, Ontario Light and Traction Company and the Rochester and Eastern Rapid Railway
Gordon, William R.
Rochester, New York William R. Gordon 1953 First Paperback Very Good 
Paperback (cover is illustrated card stock) - size approx. 5-3/4" x 9". No chipping or tears. Light soiling to cover. Binding is tight, all pages are clean. No names, writing or marks. Well illustrated with historical photographs, drawings. 107 pages. 027652

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Old Gentleman of the Black Stock, Page, Thomas Nelson
4 The Old Gentleman of the Black Stock
Page, Thomas Nelson
New York Charles Scribner 1900 Hardcover Very Good minus No Dust jacket Howard Chandler Christy, Illustrator 
Later printing, clean decorated American trade binding (signed binding - MA monogram on front cover - Margaret Armstrong). Clean blue-green cloth boards with elaborate gold tree decoration on cover with gold paper title box with silhouettes of a woman and a man on cover; gold lettering and decoration on spine. Missing front free endpaper (only two blank preliminaries - should be three). Hint of surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Small label from the "University Club of Evanston, Evanston, Illinois" on front fixed endpaper. Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy (seven full page illustrations, plus small color vignette on title page). 022270

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Old Gentleman of the Black Stock, Page, Thomas Nelson
5 The Old Gentleman of the Black Stock
Page, Thomas Nelson
New York Scribners 1900 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Howard Chandler Christy, Illustrator 
Beautiful decorated American trade binding, signed on cover with Margaret Armstrong's monogram (MA). Clean blue cloth boards with white, gold and black decoration on cover and spine. Small spots of wear to spine corners. Binding is tight with slightest hint of lean, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt upper page edges. Small neatly penned previous owner inscription from 1902 in upper corner of front fixed endpaper. Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. 170 pages. 022189

Price: 60.00 USD
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The Old Gentleman of the Black Stock, Page, Thomas Nelson
6 The Old Gentleman of the Black Stock
Page, Thomas Nelson
New York Charles Scribner 1900 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Jacket Howard Chandler Christy, Illustrator 
First Illustrated Edition (1900). Beautiful decorated American trade binding, signed on cover with Margaret Armstrong's monogram (MA). Clean smooth blue cloth boards with white, gold and black decoration on cover and spine. Light surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt upper page edges. Clean endpapers - very light pencil inscription on front free endpaper (easily erased if you so wish). Preface by the author. Illustrated by Howard Chandler Christy. 170 pages. 025520

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Royal Tour, 1901: Or, the Cruise of H.M.S. Ophir, Being a Lower Deck Account of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York's Voyage Around the British Empire, Price, Harry (Petty Officer)
7 The Royal Tour, 1901: Or, the Cruise of H.M.S. Ophir, Being a Lower Deck Account of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York's Voyage Around the British Empire
Price, Harry (Petty Officer)
New York William Morrow 1980 0688036678 / 9780688036676 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with small gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (20.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Printed on heavy stock paper with script writing and colorful illustrations, the book is a facsimile of an altogether unique, handrwritten and illustrated account of the cruise of HMS Ophir in 1901, when the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary) toured almost the whole of the British Empire wit hthe exception of India. 021533

Price: 35.00 USD
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A Day in the Life of Italy: Photographed by 100 of the World's Leading Photojournalists on One Day, April 27, 1990 (Day in the Life Photography Series), Roy Rowan, Jennifer Barry Jennifer Erwitt
8 A Day in the Life of Italy: Photographed by 100 of the World's Leading Photojournalists on One Day, April 27, 1990 (Day in the Life Photography Series)
Roy Rowan, Jennifer Barry Jennifer Erwitt
San Francisco Collins Publishers 1990 0002157292 / 9780002157292 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Large, beautiful book in dust jacket, first printing (August, 1990). Approx. size 10" x 14-1/2". Clean unfaded black cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Gorgeous photographs throughout. 224 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has two short closed edge tears, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In the spring of 1990, in a country that measures time in centuries, 100 of the world's most talented magazine and newspaper photographers took stock of a moment--a single day in the life of a nation and her people. The country was Italy. The assignment: comb the land in search of extraordinary photographs of ordinary, everyday events. The only rule was that every picture be taken during a single 24-hour period. 026683

Price: 50.00 USD
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Old Boston Museum Days, Ryan, Kate
9 Old Boston Museum Days
Ryan, Kate
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1915 First Hardcover Near Fine very good Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original dustjacket. Decorated American trade binding. "Published October 1915" on copyright page, 1915 on title page. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with unchipped gilt illustration and lettering on cover, unchipped gilt lettering on spine. Slightest hint of surface wear to corners, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, endpapers intact, gilt top page edges. Inscribed on blank front fly leaf: "To Dear Mrs. Crosby with love and good wishes, Kate Ryan." Frontis photo portrait of Kate Ryan with clean tissue guard. 264 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black and white plates. Dustjacket illustrated with scene from a play (Annie M. Clarke as "Peg Woffington" and George W. Wilson as "Triplet") original price intact (1.50 on front inside flap), just a hint of soiling, about 1/3" chipping at top spine edge, a few additional very small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author Kate Ryan was for many years one of the favorite actresses who made famous the Boston Museum Stock Company. With a comprehensive knowledge and facile pen she brings close to her readers the very lure and much ofthe glamour of the old days at the Boston Museum. 018058

Price: 50.00 USD
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The School for Scandal - A Comedy, Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
10 The School for Scandal - A Comedy
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
New York Dodd Mead 1892 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Frank M. Gregory, Illustrator 
First Edition, with MDCCCXCII on title page, 1892 on copyright page. Clean decorated turquoise cloth boards with raised silver, ivory and black cameo at center of front board, silver lettering, gold decoration and line border. Hint of slight wear to cloth at base of spine, tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Lovely antique bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 169 pp. printed on quality stock, with beautiful color frontis illustration with clean printed tissue guard. Additional black and white illustrations throughout. Protected with clear removable mylar cover. An illustrated comedic play by Sheridan, in beautiful decorated binding. 020575

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Moneychangers, Sinclair, Upton
11 The Moneychangers
Sinclair, Upton
New York B. W. Dodge and Co. 1908 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated binding, with 1908 on title page, "Published September, 1908" on copyright page. Clean green cloth boards with white and black decoration and crisp white lettering on cover, white lettering (slightly chipped) and black decoration on spine. No fading. Very slight surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with neatly penned previous owner signature on front free endpaper. 316 pages. A clean and solid first edition of Upton Sinclair's great book dealing with greed on Wall Street. 021292

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Pheasant-lined Vest of Charlie Freeman, Spooner, John D.
12 The Pheasant-lined Vest of Charlie Freeman
Spooner, John D.
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1967 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Clean yellow endpapers. 310 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 010197

Price: 35.00 USD
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