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Antique Books & Ephemera #306
Antique Books & Ephemera #306

Antique Books & Ephemera #306

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Great lots of antiquarian books, collectibles of all sorts, ephemera and some coins. Great collection of items! NO RESERVES - REASONABLE SHIPPING!

South Boston Books


(978) 331-0895
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The Illustrated Language of Flowers (1864) with Color Illustrations

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Fair/Good with loose spine, very small about 5" tall with color illustrations....more

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The Winged Horse; The Story of the Poets and Their Poetry (1928)

Lot # 9      

The Winged Horse, AUSLANDER, Joseph and HILL, Frank Ernest. Published by Doubleday, Doran, Garden City, New York (1928) very good condition, hardcover. his book covers ...morewhat poets had been and what they had done in the world from Greece and Rome to medieval Europe into modern English verse touching on the notable poets of those eras.

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BOSWELL'S LONDON JOURNAL: 1762 - 1763 De Luxe Leather Edition (1950)

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BOSWELL'S LONDON JOURNAL : 1762 - 1763 by Frederick A. Pottle. Published by McGraw-Hill, New York (1950) First Thus. De Luxe Edition, bound in full leather, both covers b...moreordered in gilt with publisher's device in gilt on front cover, spine panel lettered and with 5 compartments bordered in gilt, deckled text block edges with top edge in gilt. Good general condition some rubbing wear on the hinges.

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RARE The Town Office or the Power and Duty (1815) with the Constitution of the United States

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Good condition, leather with slightly loose front cover, some old library marks....more

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RARE The Snow Queen and Other Stories from Hans Andersen (1912)

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The Snow Queen and Other Stories from Hans Andersen. Andersen, Hans Christian [Edmund Dulac, illus] Published by Hodder and Stoughton. New York and London (1912) 2 full c...moreolor plates b Edmund Dulac tipped in. Good condition hardcover as shown.

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French Cathedrals and Chateaux by Clara Crawford Perkins (1903) Two Volumes

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French Cathedrals and Chateaux by Clara Crawford Perkins, Published by Knight and Millet, Boston (1903) Complete in Two Volumes, 299pp / 283pp, illustrated with gravu...morere plates with descriptive letterpress printed tissue sheet guards. Both vols. in good overall condition in the original blue cloth boards. Fair/good with cover wear as shown.

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The Golden Goose Book (1912) Antiquarian Children's Book

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The Golden Goose Book, Published by Frederick Warne and Co., LTD (1905) Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Brooke, L. Leslie (illustrator). First Edition. Being the S...moretories of The Golden Goose; The Three Bears; The 3 Little Pigs; Tom Thumb. Green cloth over boards. Very good condition hardcover.

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KINDNAPPED by Robert Louis Stevenson (c.1930)

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Good condition with little wear, hardcover, illustrated....more

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Samantha at the ST. LOUIS EXPOSITION by Josiah Allen's Wife (1904)

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Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley) Published by G.W. Dillingham Company (1904) First Edition. Decorative cloth hard cover, good...more condition. Nine illustrations by Grunwald.

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HOMER The Odyssey (1938) Two Volumes

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Very nice small hardcovers in very good condition, Harvard University Press (1938)...more

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RARE Robinson Crusoe (1840) Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe

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The Novels and Miscellaneous Works of Daniel De Foe With a biographical memoir of the author, literary prefaces to the various pieces, illustrative notes, etc., including...more all contained in the edition attributed to the late Sir Walter Scott, with considerable additions. DeFoe, Daniel Published by Printed by D.A. Talbotsa, Oxford (1840) very good condition small hardcovers. Each volume in orignal binding; leather spine and corners over intricate decorated boards marbled edges, raised bands on decorated spine; marker ribbon.

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R.G. Smith: The Man and His Art: An Autobiography (Schiffer Military History) AIRCRAFT ART

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Very good condition, hardcover. R.G. Smith began his career as an engineer for Douglas Aircraft Company in the 1930s, and played a key role in the design of many successf...moreul tactical airplanes and along the way developed world-class skills as an artist. In this autobiography, ""R.G."" describes his transition from helping design tactical aircraft to painting them in such compelling and dramatically beautiful fashion that he earned a worldwide reputation as one fo the most skilled and admired aviation artists of all time. This book features over 140 of his best paintings, drawings and sketches, and includes an excellent sampling of his non-aviation art depicting landscape, harbor and other scenes from the far west.

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RARE Livingstone's Africa: Adventures And Extensive Discoveries. In The Interior Of Africa (1872)

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Livingstone's Africa: Perilous Adventures And Extensive Discoveries. In The Interior Of Africa, From The Personal Narratives Of Dr. David Livingstone. Together With The R...moreemarkable Success And Important Results Of The Herald Stanley Expedition. Livingstone David, Stanley H. M. Published by Hubbard Bros. (1872) very good condition hardcover.

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RARE The War Between Russia and Japan (1904)

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The War Between Russia and Japan, Containing Thrilling Accounts of Fierce Battles by Sea and Land. Murat Halstead, Published by John Williams & Co, New York (1904) Very...more good condition with minor shelf wear, covers lightly worn. Firm binding, clean interior. xviii,19-656 pp., illus. Copyrighted 1904, no publisher provided.

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Familiar letters from Europe by Cornelius Conway Felton (1866)

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Familiar letters from Europe by Cornelius Conway Felton, good condition with some page wear, very old owner signature, and one page is loose....more

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Humorous Poems by Thomas Hood (1893)

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Humorous Poems by Thomas Hood, Published by Macmillan and Co., London and New York (1893) good condition hardcover, some spotting on the cover. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾...more" tall.

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RARE Life in Sing Sing by Number 1500 - New York's Sing Sing Correctional Facility

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Life in Sing Sing by Number 1500, Published by Bobbs Merrill (1904) fair/good to good condition with wear throughout. "Anonymous memoir of life in New York's Sing Sing ...moreCorrectional Facility, in which "the author served a six-and-a-half-year term. Describes the demise of the contract labor system in New York and his enterprising work in starting the prison newspaper, The Star of Hope, under Warden Sage in 1899."

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SOUTH AMERICA Painted & Described (1912) Illustrated VERY NICE

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South America. Painted & Described. W.H. KOELBEL; TREVOR; FORREST A. S.; Published by London, A. & C. BLACK , n.d. circa 1912 1st edition (1912) very good condition, har...moredcover.

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Vintage Collector's Edition - JANE AUSTEN - HAWTHORNE - BRONTE

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Small hardcovers, as shown, nice for shelf. No dates probably 1940-1950...more

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Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

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Very good condition. Soon to be a major television event from Apple, Masters of the Air is the riveting history of the American Eighth Air Force in World War II, the stor...morey of the young men who flew the bombers that helped bring Nazi Germany to its knees, brilliantly told by historian and World War II expert Donald Miller. The Masters of the Air miniseries will be the companion to Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s Band of Brothers and The Pacific.

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Hell Above Earth: The Incredible True Story of an American WWII Bomber Commander and the Copilot

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Very good condition, hardcover. Hell Above Earth tells an unforgettable story of two World War II American bomber pilots who forged an unexpected but enduring bond in the...more flak-filled skies over Nazi Germany. But there's a twist: one of them was related to the head of the Luftwaffe, Reich Marshal Herman Goering, and the other had secret orders from FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, to kill him if anything went wrong during their missions.A heart-wrenching Greatest Generation buddy story, an adrenaline-filled account of aerial combat, and a work of popular history, Hell Above Earthcenters around the author's discovery of a half-century old secret that has far-reaching and deeply personal repercussions for the pilots, and profound consequences for the FBI and the "Mighty" Eighth Air Force.

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FLYBOYS: A True Story of Courage

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Very good condition, This acclaimed bestseller brilliantly illuminates a hidden piece of World War II history as it tells the harrowing true story of nine American airmen...more shot down in the Pacific. One of them, George H. W. Bush, was miraculously rescued. What happened to the other eight remained a secret for almost 60 years.

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The Victory at Sea by David Trask - Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize in History

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Very good condition, softcover. "Winner of the 1921 Pulitzer Prize in History. Wartime commander, tactical innovator, military educator, iconoclastic troublemaker, Pulit...morezer Prize winner--those categories have only come together in a single military leader in American history. They all accurately describe Admiral William S. Sims (1858-1936), Commander of U.S. Naval Forces in European Waters during World War I. Sims spent nearly an entire career rocking the boat and challenging the conventional wisdom, and yet he ended up in London in one of the most important naval missions in history as the U.S. Navy's commander responsible for coordinating the war with First Sea Lord Admiral Sir John Jellico and the allies."

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