The Pictorial Sunday Book

"Designed for the Use of Families, Bible Classes, and Sunday School teachers: Derived Principally from the Manners and Customs of the Jews; the Rites, Traditions, and Antiquities, of Eastern nations, explanatory of many portions of the Old and New Testaments together with interesting descriptions of the principal places mentioned in the Bible, illustrated by numerous landscape scenes, from sketches taken on the spot." 5.5" x 8.5" with 592 pages. Bright gilt decoration on front and rear boards and spine. Illustrated throughout with engravings. Fairly heavy edgewear to front and rear boards, along spine. Some foxing, heavier in spots but pages generally clean.

  • The Pictorial Sunday Book
  • Robert Sears, Editor - 1847

Sex Practice in Marriage

This book has a tan dust jacket with maroon lettering on the front and spine. Some mild jacket soil, waviness. Book itself has only minor soil, mostly a clean copy. Contains descriptions of how to achieve sexual fulfillment in marriage. 128 pages; approx. 5"x8".

  • C.B.S. Evans
  • Emerson Books, 1941

Harper's Magazine

This set of the first 12 volumes of the influential Harper's New Monthly Magazine is bound in 3/4 crimson leather, with marbled boards and gilt spine lettering. Vol. 1 is dated 1850; vol. 12 goes through May 1856. Varying wear to these books; most show edgewear, fading of spines or rubbing, some scattered foxing; set is good overall. Volumes V and VI show heaviest fading of leather spines, all others appear deep red, these have gone to lighter brown. Significant literary contributions to these volumes includes the serialization of works by Dickens, such as "Little Dorritt" and "Bleak House," and the first appearance in print of what would become Herman Melville's epic "Moby Dick," here titled "The Town-Ho's Story" in Vol. III. This is the only portion of the story to be published prior to the book issue and the first portion to be published anywhere. Other contents include illustrations on fashion, essays on health and sanitation, travel diaries, political notes and much, much more. Each volume is approx. 800 pages, 7"x9".

  • 1850 - May 1856
  • Harper & Brothers

Folies Bergère

Translated from the French by Lucienne Hill. The owner of Folies Bergère recalls the celebrated venue's history over the years, including the onstage exploits of Josephine Baker, the first nude revue and more. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos. 219 pages; approx. 5"x8". Jacket has edgewear, rubbing and soil; book itself is clean and crisp, just some light soil to top edge and minor edgewear.

  • Paul Derval
  • E.P. Dutton and Co., 1955
  • First edition

Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics

Forward by Albert Einstein. This book gives a history of the theories of space that have been presented by philosophers and scientists "from Descartes to Whitehead." 196 pages; approx. 5"x8". Pages a bit brown, there is some edgewear and soil. Jacket shows edgewear and some soil. Second Printing.

  • Max Jammer
  • Albert Einstein, introduction
  • Harvard University Press, 1957

The Lane of Eternal Stability

This book has an orange and red dust jacket, with black lettering on the cover and spine. Very mild browning at inside edges of jacket; remnants of tape on covers; stain on rear board. Textblock is clean and solid. Mapped endpapers. Subtitled "a story of three generations during the turbulent years when China changed from Yellow Dragon to Red Star" on the front of the jacket. The author was a private secretary to Chiang Kai-Shek, former mayor of Shanghai and Chungking, and former governor of Formosa. 479 pages; approx. 6"x9".

  • The Lane of Eternal Stability
  • K.C. Wu
  • Crown Publishers, 1962
  • First edition