better book getter - 310 riverside drive nyc 10025 - 212 316-5634 - bettgett(at)rcn.com

quick search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
African American
American History
Americana
Anthropology
Antiquarian
Antiques & Collectibles
Archaeology
Architecture
Art
Asian
Audio CD
Automotive
Bibliography
Biography
Boxing
Buddhism
Cards
Children
Childrens
Chinese
Cook Books
Cooking
Crafts
Crime
Dance
Design
Drugs
Economics
Fashion
Fiction
Film
Fine Binding
First Edition
Foreign Language
French
German
Germany
Gift
History
Illustrated

 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

History

History

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 Benson J Lossing Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America Volume I
Hartford, T. Belknap

1866 Hardcover Very Good No Dustwrapper as Issued 
Beautifully bound in blinstamped full leather with gilt cover and spine titles. Alll edges gilt, Some toning to prelims. Otherwise block is generally fresh throughout 608pp 202165 
Price: 105.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
2 Beverly Lindsay African Migration and National Development
Pennsylvania State Univ Pr

University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. 1986 0271003839 / 9780271003832 Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Dustwrapper in a fresh mylar sleeve. 180p (no chips or tears on dj) 021439 
Price: 45.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
3 Burke, Peter Historical Anthropology of Early Modern Italy, The: Essays on Perception and Communication
Cambridge University Press

Cambridge, United Kingdom 1987 0521320410 / 9780521320412 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
281pgs. Black Cloth.7 black and white illustrations Gilt lettering.unmarked copy.Pictorial Jacket has superficial wear, otherwise bright in fresh mylar sleeve."presents an original view of the culture of early modern Italy." 105150 
Price: 85.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
4 Charbonneaux, Jean, Roland Martin, and Francois Villard Hellenistic Art 330-50 B.C. (The Arts of Mankind)
Braziller (Thames & Hudson)

N Y & Chicago 1972 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good + 
red cloth, bound to match (and printed in France) the Thames & Hudson. 'The Arts of Mankind' series that Braziller bought / | wonderfully illustrated in rich b/w and color plates throughout. Previous owner, noted art scholar and professor Ayako Imai left her name on the front endpaper. Aside from that and a hint of toning to the endpapers, the book looks new (has the usual bit of shelfwear at the front bottom edge of the block) Bright tight copy from this seminal series. Numerous foldouts, ribbon page marker laid in, DJ in fresh mylar sleeve (has a large 3" chip at the top of the front panel, otherwise bright w/only minor closed tears and wear at the extremities) 463p. 011642 
Price: 55.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
5 Churchill, Randolph S. Winston S. Churchill: Companion Volume I: Part 1, 1874-1895
Houghton Mifflin Company

1967 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
dustwrapper has some rubs spots and some closed tears that have healed nicely in a fresh mylar sleeve, and excellent copy. 678p 103701 
Price: 30.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
6 Cipolla, Carlo M. Cristofano and the Plague: A Study in the History of Public Health in the Age of Galileo
University of California Press

1973 0520023412 / 9780520023413 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
SOME NEAT UNDERLINING. dustwrapper has a closed tear at the head of the spine strip. Now in a fresh mylar sleeve, 188p 020752 
Price: 18.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
7 Dunbar, Seymour Ebay A History of Travel in America. Showing the Development of Travel and Transportation from the Crude Methods of the Canoe and the Dog-Sled to the Highly Organized Railway Systems of the Present. Together with a Narrative of the Human Experiences ...
Bobbs-Merrill Company

Indianapolis 1915 First Printing Hardcover Good No Jacket 
4 volumes in full navy blue cloth, all text blocks in unread condition with the backings firm spine gilt tiles bright, corners sharp,Spines have dampstains mostly on half of each volume, with a small carry over to the lower inside corners of the panels. There may be a minor smudge inside somewhere I have missed but the blocks feel and look as new. Profusely illustrated throughout including some in color. The definitive history of travel methods in the USA. and how they affected the westward expansion. A total of 1,529p Over 1300 illustrations and many maps. 016741 
Price: 200.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
8 Edward Gibbon The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire vols. 1 & 2 Complete
Modern Library

9999 Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
No date. Complete in two thick large 8vo volumes in full dark blue cloth with gilt titles. In VG price-clipped dustwrappers. The DJ on v1 is more tatty than that of volume 2. 1303pp & 1476pp Some toning to the endpapers Otherwise the texts blocks clean and tight. With dj's in fresh mylar sleeves. 202158 
Price: 35.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
9 Elie Kedourie Spain and the Jews: The Sephardi Experience, 1492 and After
Thames & Hudson

UK 1992 0500251134 / 9780500251133 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
4to in black boards. Book is as new but for a minor bump at the top edge of the from board. The dustwwrapper has no chips or tears. a few light spots to the outer edges of the block. 248pp 202366 
Price: 18.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
10 G.R.S. Mead Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, the Gnostics: A Contribution to the Study of the Origins of Christianity
University Books

1960 Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good 
large name on the front pastedown (covered by the inner flap of the dj) otherwise a near fine copy in an unclipped dustwrapper with minor wear, but a piece of clear tape at the edges for reinforcement. Now in a fresh mylar sleeve. 633p 200786 
Price: 30.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
11 Gibbon, Edward (edit Felipe Fernandez-Armesto). The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire. Volumes I II & III
Folio Society

1983 Hardcover Near Fine 
1984 & 1985 All corners shapr, covers bright, bindings tight and clean, a very near fine set, Illustrated Map Endpapers. Bound in fine burgundy cloth with gilt rule decortated covers. The first 3 volumes of this 8 volumes set. No Slipcase. 020827 
Price: 75.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
12 Graham, Ian; Mathews, Peter; Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology; Euw, Eric Von Corpus Of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Volume 8 Part 1 - Cobal
Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology & Harvard University

MA 1997 0873658213 / 9780873658218 Soft Cover As New 
folio (12"w x 15" h) Printed card wraps, beautifuly embossed with gilt titles, site maps in pocket at rear of book, profusely illustrated throughout. 04/06/2011 price lowered 014703 
Price: 40.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
13 Hind, Arthur, M. An Introduction to a History of Woodcut: Volumes 1 and 2
Dover

1963 Softcover Very Good 
vII has a single spine crease o/w as near fine set. profusely illustrated throughout. 021576 
Price: 25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
14 Hume, David The History of England Volumes I & II [1 & 2]
LibertyClassics

1983 First Edition Thus Trade Paperback Near Fine 
card covers with decorative endpapers (the word for Freedom or Liberty in cunneiform) 497p & 437p 020477 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
15 Julius Hoxter Quellenbuch Zur Judischen Geschichte Und Literatur. III Teil: Deutschland, Frankenreich, Und Italien Im Mittelalter
J. Kauffmann Verlag,

1931 Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
blue cloth, very lightly faded, otherwise as new. 200930 
Price: 20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
16 Macdonald, Lyn Ordeal By Fire - Witnesses to the Great War
The Folio Society

2001 First Thus Hardcover Fine No Jacket (as designed) 
scarce. as new condition, in a fine slipcase. printed on tan paper, and bound in illustrated cloth. photographic endpapers, 017868 
Price: 60.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
17 Madden, Kathleen High Society: The Town & Country Picture Album, 1846-1996 - 2 Volumes in Slipcase
Harry N Abrams Inc

1996 0810938855 / 9780810938854 First Printing Hardcover As New No Jacket as Issued 
tiny blemmish on one of the covers o/w an unread set - as new. Important social directory profusely illustrated in color and black & white. scarce, slipcase is near fine, in black cloth with white titles on the covers and spine strip, covers ruled blind around the titles. 188p & 288p 017192 
Price: 125.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
18 Malpighi, Marcello [Howard Adelmann, Editor] The Correspondence of Marcello Malpighi, 5 Volumes in Slipcase
Cornell University Press

1975 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Dustwrapper as Issued 
a few small marks along the top edge of a couple of volumes otherwise looks and feels like an unread set. In original clear acetate removable covers, 5 large 4to volumes in burgundy cloth with titles blocked in gilt on the spine. Sturdy slipcase covered in the same burgundy cloth, has a couple of nicks long the rear top edges, The letters are in the original Italian and all the commentarries are in Engliish in a smaller font. A storehouse of fasinating information revealing the work of this brilliant and prolific doctor. Wki quote: Marcello Malpighi (March 10, 1628 - September 30, 1694) was an Italian doctor, who gave his name to several physiological features.Malpighi used the microscope for studies on skin, kidney, and for the first interspecies comparison of the liver. He greatly extended the science of embryology. The use of microscopes enabled him to describe the development of the chick in its egg, and discovered that insects (particularly, the silk worm) do not use lungs to breathe, but small holes in their skin called tracheae. Later he falsely concluded that plants had similar tubules. However, he observed that when a ringlike portion of bark was removed on a trunk a swelling of the tissues would occur above the ring. He correctly interpreted this as growth stimulated by food coming down from the leaves, and being blocked above the ring. He was the first to see capillaries and discovered the link between arteries and veins that had eluded William Harvey. Malpighi is regarded as the founder of microscopic anatomy and the first histologist. Many microscopic anatomical structures are named after him, including a skin layer (Malpighi layer) and two different Malpighian corpuscles in the kidneys and the spleen, as well as the Malpighian tubules in the excretory system of insects. He also studied chick embryo development with detailed drawings and discovered taste buds of human tongue. Some of his studies he made by vivisection. He also studied the anatomy of a brain and concluded that this organ is a gland. In terms of modern endocrinology this deduction is correct because neurotransmitter substances represent paracrine hormones, and the hypothalamus of the brain has long been recognized for its hormone-secreting capacity. He was also among the first to study human fingerprints. His treatise 'De polypo cordis' (1666) was important towards understanding how blood clots and its composition. He may have been the first person to see red blood cells under a microscope. He described how the form of a blood clot differed in the right vs. the left sides of the heart. In addition to his anatomical studies, he was one of the rare contemporary scholars who studied plants; he published his findings in a book Anatomia Plantarum in 1671. It was the most exhaustive study of botany at the time. The Royal Society published it the next year. The great Swedish botanist Linnaeus named the genus Malpighia in honor of Malpighi's work on plants; Malpighia is the type genus for the Malpighiaceae, a family of tropical and subtropical flowering plants. After the dissection of a black male, Malpighi made some ground-breaking headway into the discovery of the origin of black skin. Malpighi found that the black pigment was caused by a layer of mucus just beneath the skin. 020748 
Price: 140.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
19 Marks, Geoffrey The Medieval Plague: The Black Death of the Middle Ages
Doubleday

New York 1971 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very good+ 
155pgs. Black Cloth. White lettering map endpapers. Light wear to corner tips, otherwise an unmarked, birght copy. Uncipped pictorial wraparound jacket has minimal edgewear. in fresh mylar sleeve. Looks at the medical and social breakdown of society during the Medieval period in Europe. Scarce to find in this condition. 300952 
Price: 67.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
20 Martineau, James A Study of Religion Its Sources & Contents 2nd.ed., revised 2 vols.
Oxford: Clarendon Press

1889 Hardcover Very Good No Dustwrapper 
clean tight set with contemporary signature on the first page o/w near fine. scarce bright 392p 400p backing is tight! 019628 
Price: 35.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
  1  2  NEXT >  

Rare & Out of Print Books ~ Professional Book Search ~ Library Acquisitions 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@betterbookgetter.com Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie