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Looking Backward 2000-1887

By: Bellamy E;

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Co.: 1888

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 183


1888 VERY SCARCE FIRST PRINTING OF LANDMARK UTOPIAN AMERICAN NOVEL. 7 1/2 inches tall hardcover, vi, 470 pages, in original slate green binding with gilt publisher's emblem to cover. Copyright page with 'Press of J. J. Arakelyan', and misprint ('wore' rather than 'were', line 8, page 210). Wear to rear cover, corners and spine ends worn, hinges starting, overall very good. EDWARD BELLAMY (March 26, 1850 - May 22, 1898) was an American author and socialist, most famous for his utopian novel, Looking Backward, a tale set in the distant future of the year 2000. Although Bellamy retrospectively cl... View more info

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A Philosophical Account of the Works of Nature Endeavouring to set forth the several Gradations Remarkable in the Mineral, Vegetable, and Animal Parts of the Creation, to which is added an account of the state of gardening as it is now in Great Britain, and other parts of Europe: together with several new experiemnts relating to the improvement of barren ground and the propagation of timber trees, fruit trees, &c.

By: Bradley, Richard

Price: $950.00

Publisher: London, Mears, W.: 1721

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 598


1721 REMARKABLE BOOK OF NATURAL HISTORY WITH SPECTACULAR COPPER ENGRAVED PLATES AND SPECULATION OF MAN'S RELATIONSHIP TO ANIMALS. 11 1/2 inches tall hardcover, original full calf tooled covers, recently rebacked with raised bands, gilt decoration, gilt red leather label; new endpapers; title page in red and black type; dedication (2pp), names of subscribers (8pp including Sir Isaac Newton, President of the Royal Society, who ordered 6 copies), contents (3pp), directions to the bookbinder (plates are not bound in numerical order); 194 pp followed by 1 page of titles by R. Bradley printed for W.... View more info

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Problems of the Sexes

By: Finot J;

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York and London, The Knickerbocker Press: 1913

Edition: First English edition

Seller ID: 165


1913 SCARCE TRANSLATION OF FRENCH SOCIOLOGIST'S PLEA FOR EQUALITY OF THE SEXES. 8 1/2 inches tall hardcover, xiv, 408 pages, original green cloth binding, gilt design to cover, gilt title to spine, Page edges soiled, text unmarked. Very good. CONTENTS: Between Man and Woman; Woman Humiliated and Slandered; Creative Genius and Intelligence Have No Sex; Woman and Science; The Birth of the New Woman--Psychology of the Movement In France; In Other Countries: The English Movement, In the United States, the Scandinavian Countries, and Elsewhere, The German Woman; Feminist International Freemasonry; ... View more info

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The Governing of Men. General Principles and Recommendations Based on Experience at a Japanese Relocation Camp

By: Leighton AH;

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Princeton, Princeton University Press: 1945

Edition: Second printing

Seller ID: 132


1945 ILLUSTRATED PROSPECTIVE SOCIOLOGIC STUDY OF AN INTERNMENT CAMP FOR JAPANESE AMERICANS DURING WW II. 8 3/4 inches hardcover, xvi, 404 pages, tan cloth binding, previous owner signature front free endpaper, photographic illustrations, maps and graphs. LIght soiling to covers and edges, text unmarked, very good. PREFACE: 'In the spring of 1942 the United States Government had its first experience with large-scale evacuation when it removed from the Pacific coastal regions all of the approximately 110,000 Japanese who had formerly lived there. These people were sent to ten Relocation Centers ... View more info

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Blackberry Winter. My Earlier Years

By: Mead, M.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co., Inc.: 1972

Edition: First edition

Seller ID: 372


SIGNED AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF LEGENDARY AMERICAN ANTHROPOLOGIST MARGARET MEAD. Small quarto. Green cloth boards, spine gilt, vg in vg dj. Inscribed and signed by author on title page, To June St John, Margaret Mead, 1976. Laid in glossy postcard of Mead and lecture handbill, U Michigan Ann Arbor, November 3, 1976. Cited by GL Miller (1992): This autobiography by Margaret Mead (1901-1978), who became one of the most well-known and influential anthropologists of the twentieth century, is, despite its subtitle, a revealing self-portrait that ranges from childhood to grandmotherhood. Mead describes her ... View more info

Image for An Enquiry into the Reputed Poisonous Nature of the Arrows of the South Sea Islanders, in Relation to the Occurrence of Three Fatal Cases of Tetanus after Wounds by Them on Board Her Majesty's Ship Pearl, in 1875 [Admiralty Report]

An Enquiry into the Reputed Poisonous Nature of the Arrows of the South Sea Islanders, in Relation to the Occurrence of Three Fatal Cases of Tetanus after Wounds by Them on Board Her Majesty's Ship Pearl, in 1875 [Admiralty Report]

By: Messer, A.B.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: [London], [1876-1877]

Edition: First edition (offprint)

Inscription: A

Seller ID: 547


RARE 1876 FIRST EDITION BEAUTIFULLY BOUND STUDY BY PHYSICIAN TO QUEEN AND KINGS: DEATH OF ROYAL NAVY CREW FROM POISON ARROW ATTACK IN SOUTH PACIFIC. 9 1/2 inches tall hardcover, 3/4 brown calf binding in marbled covers, gilt tooled spine with red leather label, gilt title, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate to front paste-down, 50 pp including 2 double-page folding tables, very good. Offprint from Journal of the Royal Anthopological Society, pp 149-163, 164-198, contains two reports by Dr. Adam Brunton Messer, Royal Navy, the first includes field observations by Dr. Messer During the visits... View more info

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New Guinea Headhunt

By: Mytinger C;

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Co.: 1946

Edition: First printing

Seller ID: 125


1946 1st PRINTING ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF HEADHUNTERS BY ARTIST-ANTHROPOLOGIST, COPY SIGNED BY NOBEL LAUREATE D. CARLTON GAJDUSEK. 8 3/4 inches black hardcover, viii, 441 pages, cloth binding, map of New Guinea printed on front paste-down and endpaper, ownership signature of D. Carleton Gajdusek, M.D. Washington, D.C. V 58 top of map, numerous illustrations and plates of author's drawings and paintings throughout, very good. CAROLINE MYTINGER (1897-1980 ) was a noted portrait artist who together with her childhood friend Margaret Warner sought adventure in the study of indigenous peoples of Melane... View more info