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Book Id: 15cw0555

Price: $59.40

Title: HAVELOCK ELLIS Studies in the Psychology of Sex : 2 Hardcover Volumes in a Boxed Slipcase 1942 Edition SCARCE EDITION

Author: Havelock Ellis : a SCARCE BOXED EDITION in 2 volumes.

Publisher: New York: Random House: (N.D.) The latest copyright date is 1942, by the Executrixes of the Author. IN TWO VOLUMES. Cloth (that is, hard covers).

Condition:Two matching cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine and front cover in box, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions, Vol 1. has a chip to the crown of the spine (see scan) in a rubbed and worn FAIR CONDITION SLIPCASE, intact.

Description: These two volumes bring together in seven parts of the original study including: Erotic Symbolism, Eonism, Sex in relation to Society, Auto-Eroticism, Love and Pain, the Sexual Impulse in Women, Sexual SelectionSexual Selection in Man, Detumescence & more

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Book Id: 15cw0548

Price: $18.80

Title: COLLEGE YIDDISH - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE YIDDISH LANGUAGE AND TO JEWISH LIFE AND CULTURE

Author: URIEL WEINREICH Professor of Yiddish Language, Literature and Culture on the Atran Chair, Columbia University - Preface by Roman Jakobson Harvard Uni

Publisher: Yivo Institute for Jewish Research, New York, 1981, fifth revised ed., 1st pub. 1949, hardcover large 8vo without dj, 399 pages, a few B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 30 Lessons

Condition:Beige cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine & indent of publishers to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, very slight foxing to eprs & to outside page edges, without dustjacket.

Description: About learning Yiddish along with the cultural references and Jewish life as a reference to the language. Includes Yiddish-English & English-Yiddish Glossary plus a Grammatical Index.

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Book Id: 15cw0543

Price: $15.20

Title: In Search of PARADISE by Stephen Lister 1960 RETIREMENT OPTIONS in the 1960s - France Spain West Indes Africa Ireland

Author: STEPHEN LISTER

Publisher: Peter Davies, London, 1960, 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with dj, 202pp., 14 Chapters.

Condition:Maroon cloth-bound hardcover w gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions has a small Newsagent stamp & a page stain, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing and age-toning to eprs, in a clipped GOOD MINUS DUSTJACKET

Description: Short tours of inspection of most of the accepted 'paradises' for retired people in the 1960s, including the French Riviera, Southern Spain, Morocco, the Channel Islands, Ireland, the West Indies, East and South Africa and even further afield.

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Book Id: 15cw0540

Price: $74.40

Title: An OLD DICTIONARY dated 1826 NUOVO DIZIONARIO ITALIANO to INGLESE and FRANCESE

Author: di STEFANO EGIDIO PETRONJ Socio Della Grande Accademia Italiana E di GIOVANNI DAVENPORT

Publisher: Treuttel e Wurtz etc., Londra, 1826, Edizione Seconda, hardcover large 8vo without dj, unpaginated, approx. 800pp., green eprs, A-Z.

Condition:Beautiful colour marbling hardcover with leather to spine & corners, title to spine rubbed away, rubbing to spine, corners & edges, no inscriptions, but very small bookshop stamp to frepr, CLEAN & TIGHT in FAIR-GOOD CONDITION, foxing to eprs & throughout.

Description: A wonderful old 1826 dictionary which translates Italian to both French and English with marbelled covers that have real leather detailing.

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Book Id: 15cw0524

Price: $26.70

Title: The House Of REED 1957-67 New Zealand Publishing history with Ephemera 1ST EDITION

Author: A.H. and A.W Reed with EPHEMERA: Letter (Aerogramme) from A.H. & A.W REED to Mr A.G. Cousins, Halstead Press, Sydney, dated 30 April 1968

Publisher: Reeds, Wellington, NZ, 1968, 116pp, hardcover 8vo with dj, FIRST EDITION, History of the Reed publishing house with 5 appends and ephemera, b/w plate illustrations.

Condition:Crisp red cloth-bound hardcover w bright title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in VERY GOOD CONDITION w no inscriptions, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with rubbing and edgewear. EPHEMERA: Letter (Aerogramme) from A.H. & A.W REED to Mr A.G. Cousins

Description: The Hose of Reed celebrated its 50th birthday in 1957 and published a book covering its development over that period. written by AH and AW Reed. This book by AW Reed, the nephew of AH Reed, covers the developments in the nest 10 years.

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Book Id: 15cw0522

Price: $14.90

Title: BADGES of the British Museum by Attwood 2004 COLOUR PHOTOS softcover

Author: PHILIP ATTWOOD : Curator in the Department of Coins and Medals at the British Museum.

Publisher: The British Museum, London, 2004, softcover 8vo, 96pp., COLOUR BADGES throughout & INDEX.

Condition:Crisp illustrated softcover with title to spine & frcvr, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION. Badge Reference Book.

Description: The humble badge has been subject to an ever-changing role and manipulated to signify political allegiance, to draw attention to social injustice, to express support or disdain for the monarchy, and, more recently, as a symbol of international protest.

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Book Id: 15cw0511

Price: $13.50

Title: GUINNESS BOOK of RECORDS 1991 Edition with Australian Supplement Hardcover GOOD

Author: Editor Donald McFarlan

Publisher: Guinness Publishing, London, 1991 Hardcover Quarto, 352pp., with Aust Supplement 11 Sections, illustrated eprs, Index.

Condition:Illustrated bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, in GOOD CONDITION without inscriptions, which is protected in a professional, clear, non-adhesive plastic cover..

Description: The Human Being The Living World The Natural World & Space Science & Technology Building & Structures Transport The Business World The Human World The Arts and Entertainment Sports, Games Australian Supplement

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Book Id: 15cw0510

Price: $13.50

Title: GUINNESS BOOK of RECORDS 1985 Edition with Australian Supplement Hardcover GOOD

Author: Editor Norris D McWhirter

Publisher: Guinness Superlatives, London, 1985, Hardcover Quarto, 386pp., includes Australian Supplement, 14 Sections, illustrated eprs, Index.

Condition:Illustrated bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, in GOOD CONDITION without inscriptions.

Description: The Human Being The Living World The Animal Kingdom The Natural World The Universe & Space The Scientific World The World's Structures The Arts and Entertainments The Mechanical World The Business World Human Achievements Sports,

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