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1878 SONGBIRDS OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES Orinothology Harpers Monthly May 336, Venner, Arthur
61 Venner, Arthur 1878 SONGBIRDS OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES Orinothology Harpers Monthly May 336
New York Harper's Monthly Magazine 1878 1st Edition No Binding Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
1878 SONGBIRDS OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES Author: Venner, Arthur Title: Songbirds of the West Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1878. Notes: A 23 page article covering numerous species of birds of the Western United States. Covers Purple Martins, Nut-crackers, Robins, Cat-birds, Water Ousel, Canon Wren + other Wrens, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Townsend Solitaire, Yellow-breasted Chat, Black-throated Sparrow, including dozens more species mentioned. Article contains 19 larger detailed illustrations of the birds covered in the text. Condition: Complete article removed from within original Harper's Monthly Magazine. Original wrapers-bound removed and missing. Some article pages loose from text block. Now enclosed in a archival crystal-clear magazine slip. 
Price: 19.99 USD
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Italian Painting - The Creators of the Renaissance, Venturi, Lionello
62 Venturi, Lionello Italian Painting - The Creators of the Renaissance
Geneva Albert Skira 1950 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15 
Geneva: Albert Skira: Printed in 1950, 1st edition. 4th Volume of the Painting / Colour / History Collection. Published by L'Imprimerie Centrale, Lausanne. Finished October 25, 1950. Hardcover with blue cloth, 13.5" x 10". Fine, silver gilt title on spine. Slightly worn / spotted covers. 205pp. 105 large, beautiful tipped-in plates - 102 color and 3 black & white - verified by hand (all present and no tears). Not an ex-library or academic book - no marks within whatsoever. In 1950 Skira launched the Trilogy of Italian Painting with critical studies by his father-in-law Lionello Venturi, and historical survey by his wife Rosabianca. The scholarly work includes history and tipped-in plate examples from numerous Renaissance painters: Cimabue, Cavallini, Di Buoninsegna, Giotto, Maso, Simone Martini, Lorenzetti, Monaco, Da Fabriano, Pisanello, Sassetta, Fra Angelico, Masaccio, Uccello, Lippi, Veneziano, Francesca, Da Messina, Bellini, Carpaccio, Del Castagno, Pollaiuolo, Verrocchio, and Botticelli to name a few. A wonderful read, if only to look at the amazing color reproductions of the beautiful artwork. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Johnstown Horror or Valley of Death, Walker, James Herbert
63 Walker, James Herbert The Johnstown Horror or Valley of Death
Philadelphia Keystone Publishing 1889 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
New York: Keystone Publishing. Published 1889, first edition. Full leather hardcover with title on spine in gilt, in no dust jacket. 460 pp. Measures 5-3/8" x 7-3/4" tall. Full page illustrations throughout. Full title: The Johnstown Horror!!! or Valley of Death, being a complete and thrilling account of the awful floods and their appalling ruin, containing graphic descriptions of the terrible rush of waters; the great destruction of houses, factories, churches, towns and thousands of human lives; heart-rending scenes of agony, separation of loved ones, panic-stricken multitudes and their frantic efforts to escape a horrible fate. [end title] History: The Johnstown Flood occurred on May 31, 1889, as a result of the catastrophic failure of the South Fork Dam situated 14 miles upstream of the town of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, made worse by several days of extremely heavy rainfall. The dam's failure unleashed a torrent of 20 million tons of water (4.8 billion U.S. gallons). The flood killed over 2,200 people and caused $17 million of damage. It was the first major disaster relief effort handled by the new American Red Cross, led by Clara Barton. Book in fair condition with flaws noted: Leather covers in poor condition, with edges, corners and spine chipped and rubbed. No moisture staining present on interior pages. Front and back inner gutter starting, with covers loose but fully attached. Spine chipped and 4" section removed from title area, as well as outer spine taped over with heavy clear tape. Lower 1/4 of pages 45-48 stained with wax or glue and damaged. Else, no interior writing, marks, tears, stamps, etc. Not ex-library or remainder marked. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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64 [Dover Publications] Victorian Christmas Cards for Hand Tinting
New York Dover Publications 1973 1st Edition Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
New York: Dover Publications, 1973. Pictorial softcover book measures 8-1/4" x 11" tall. This Dover publication contains 16 historic Christmas and Holiday illustrations, set up to create your own hand-tinted (colored) Holiday cards. Over 200 detailed historic illustrations included. A total of 16 hand-tinted cards may be created with this book. Each 'card' is printed on heavier card-stock style paper. Front cover slightly curls forward. Internal writing in pen on front inner cover, transferring some ink onto first card. No pages missing, torn, written on or marked. Spine ends and front / back corners chipped and rubbed. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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