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  • 1904 CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph Balsamo) FREEMASONRY & OCCULTISM in the 18th Century by Henri d'ALMERAS, Cagliostro, Joseph Balsamo 1904 CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph Balsamo) FREEMASONRY & OCCULTISM in the 18th Century
    Henri d'ALMERAS, Cagliostro, Joseph Balsamo

    CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph BALSAMO) : La Franc-Maconnerie et l'Occultisme au XVIIIe siecle (Freemasonry and Occultism of the 18th century). D'Apres des Documents Inedits (From Unpublished Documents). By Henri d'ALMERAS. PARIS : Société Française d'Imprimerie et de Librairie, 1904. First Edition. TEXT IN FRENCH. Hardcovers, leather covered spine and paper covered boards, top page edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Pagination: [2] blank prelim leaf, [1] first title page with small engraving of Cagliostro, [1] blank verso, [1] half title page, [1] Du Meme Auteur / List of Author's Previous Works, [1] Frontispiece leaf with tissue guard, [1] title page, [1] blank verso, 386 pages. Condition: The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover's spine fold is worn and tender but holding,…

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    CAGLIOSTRO (Joseph BALSAMO) : La Franc-Maconnerie et l'Occultisme au XVIIIe siecle (Freemasonry and Occultism of the 18th century). D'Apres des Documents Inedits (From Unpublished Documents). By Henri d'ALMERAS. PARIS : Société Française d'Imprimerie et de Librairie, 1904. First Edition. TEXT IN FRENCH. Hardcovers, leather covered spine and paper covered boards, top page edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Pagination: [2] blank prelim leaf, [1] first title page with small engraving of Cagliostro, [1] blank verso, [1] half title page, [1] Du Meme Auteur / List of Author's Previous Works, [1] Frontispiece leaf with tissue guard, [1] title page, [1] blank verso, 386 pages. Condition: The front cover is disbound but present, the rear cover's spine fold is worn and tender but holding, the spine covering is chipped and peeling, the boards are worn at their edges and have some scratches and rubs. Internally, the pages are toned along their edges, there is a previous owner's signature on the first blank page, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A complete copy of this SCARCE 1904 work on the Freemason and Occultist, Cagliostro, by the noted historian Henri d'Almeras.

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  • 1960 GARNETT YOUNG & ASSOCIATES, SAN FRANCISCO - Electrical Engineering History 1960 by Garnett Young 1960 GARNETT YOUNG & ASSOCIATES, SAN FRANCISCO - Electrical Engineering History 1960
    Garnett Young

    GARNETT YOUNG AND ASSOCIATES, by Garnett Young. Self-Published, San Francisco, undated but known to be 1960. Printed by The Filmer Brothers Press, San Francisco. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, grey faux-leather covered boards, gilt titling on spine, 5.5" x 8.5", [xiv] +114 pages. Illustrated with a few b&w photographs. Basically an autobiography of the "Business Side" of Garnett Young and the pioneering electrical equipment companies with which he was associated, including Charles F. Sloane Co.; Brown, Spear, Sloane Co.; Simplex Wire & Cable; Telephone-Electric Equipment Co.; and his self named Garnett Young and Company. Condition: VERY GOOD book, just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a GOOD MINUS dustjacket that has several 1" closed edge…

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    GARNETT YOUNG AND ASSOCIATES, by Garnett Young. Self-Published, San Francisco, undated but known to be 1960. Printed by The Filmer Brothers Press, San Francisco. First Edition. Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, grey faux-leather covered boards, gilt titling on spine, 5.5" x 8.5", [xiv] +114 pages. Illustrated with a few b&w photographs. Basically an autobiography of the "Business Side" of Garnett Young and the pioneering electrical equipment companies with which he was associated, including Charles F. Sloane Co.; Brown, Spear, Sloane Co.; Simplex Wire & Cable; Telephone-Electric Equipment Co.; and his self named Garnett Young and Company. Condition: VERY GOOD book, just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a GOOD MINUS dustjacket that has several 1" closed edge tears, creasing to the bottom margin, and some soiling, but is bright and still doing its job.

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  • 1960 MAX & EMILY BERNHEIM Biography of MISSIONARIES MURDERED IN CHINA by COMMUNIST AIRMEN by P. Hanson Jones 1960 MAX & EMILY BERNHEIM Biography of MISSIONARIES MURDERED IN CHINA by COMMUNIST AIRMEN
    P. Hanson Jones

    I BESEECH YOU! The Story of the BERNHAM MURDER IN CHINA, by P. Hanson Jones.

    Rare biography of Max and Emily Bernheim (also spelled Bernham), early Pentecostal missionaries to China who, along with their son David, were murdered by "Communist Airmen". The Bernheims were in China from 1936 until 1940, when they were murdered.

    Published by Windmill Printing Company, Hong Kong, undated but circa 1960.

    Wrappers / Softcovers, booklet, inner pages side stapled, 5.5x8 inches, 52 pages plus 3 pages of blue & white photographs and a title page.

    GOOD condition, US distributor's address stamped on first page, sunning / discoloration to the spine, otherwise just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    The author, Philip…

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    I BESEECH YOU! The Story of the BERNHAM MURDER IN CHINA, by P. Hanson Jones.

    Rare biography of Max and Emily Bernheim (also spelled Bernham), early Pentecostal missionaries to China who, along with their son David, were murdered by "Communist Airmen". The Bernheims were in China from 1936 until 1940, when they were murdered.

    Published by Windmill Printing Company, Hong Kong, undated but circa 1960.

    Wrappers / Softcovers, booklet, inner pages side stapled, 5.5x8 inches, 52 pages plus 3 pages of blue & white photographs and a title page.

    GOOD condition, US distributor's address stamped on first page, sunning / discoloration to the spine, otherwise just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    The author, Philip Hanson Jones, was a Pentecostal Missionary to China in the 1950s.

    SCARCE. This is the only copy I have or have ever seen.

    I found this interesting item on the ASIAN CENTER FOR PENTECOSTAL THEOLOGY website blog:

    ******Recently I was privileged to visit a church near the city of Qujing in Yunnan Province. This church was established by Pentecostal missionaries, Max and Emily Bernheim, in the 1930s. The Bernheims, along with one son, were murdered by bandits in 1940. This tragic event left their five remaining children orphans. The bodies of Max, Emily, and their son, David, had not been found until late in 2015. The church discovered the exact site of their burial and moved their bones to the church's current location in 2016. In June of this year (2017) a Chinese Christian brother notified me of this more recent development. So, along with a group of friends, I visited the burial site and found a beautiful memorial stone marking the Bernheim's grave. More significantly, I found that the church they planted (there were about 50 believers in 1940) is vibrant and thriving. The local Chinese believers repeatedly expressed their thankfulness for the Bernheim's ministry and sacrifice. The church now numbers over 700 and the church leaders were deeply aware of their rich legacy. They noted with thankfulness the truth of Tertullian's words, "The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church".******

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  • KATE GREENAWAY BIOGRAPHY Fine Binding Full Leather & Gilt SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE 1905 by M. H. Spielmann and G. S. Layard KATE GREENAWAY BIOGRAPHY Fine Binding Full Leather & Gilt SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE 1905
    M. H. Spielmann and G. S. Layard

    KATE GREENAWAY, by M. H. Spielmann and G. S. Layard.

    Published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 1905. Second printing, with the statement on the copyright page: "Published October 1905 / Reprinted with minor alterations December 1905".

    GORGEOUS FULL LEATHER FINE BINDING by SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE with the statement on the top of the verso of the front free endpaper "BOUND BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, LONDON, ENGLAND / FOR MARSHALL FIELD AND COMPANY."

    Full dark blue calf leather covers. The front and rear covers have gilt frame borders with three gilt dots in each corner, and a smaller blind stamped frame with fleur-de-lis in corners; there are gilt fillets on the cover's edges and turn ins. The spine has five…

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    KATE GREENAWAY, by M. H. Spielmann and G. S. Layard.

    Published by Adam and Charles Black, London, 1905. Second printing, with the statement on the copyright page: "Published October 1905 / Reprinted with minor alterations December 1905".

    GORGEOUS FULL LEATHER FINE BINDING by SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE with the statement on the top of the verso of the front free endpaper "BOUND BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE, LONDON, ENGLAND / FOR MARSHALL FIELD AND COMPANY."

    Full dark blue calf leather covers. The front and rear covers have gilt frame borders with three gilt dots in each corner, and a smaller blind stamped frame with fleur-de-lis in corners; there are gilt fillets on the cover's edges and turn ins. The spine has five raised bands dividing it into six panels; two of the panels have brown morocco title labels; four of the panels have gilt frames with gilt flower designs and three gilt dots in corners,. The endpapers have a lovely floral design. All page edges are gilt. The slipcase is covered with floral paper that matches the endpapers. The slipcase has a felt lined interior to protect the calf leather covers. An expertly crafted fine binding, apparently made exclusively for Marshall Field and Company.

    The book is 6x8.5 inches and has xx + 310 pages. ILLUSTRATED with 52 COLOR PLATES and many in text b&w drawings.

    Condition: VERY GOOD book, the dark blue leather covers are sharp cornered and the gilt is bright, the five raised spine bands are scuffed but the gilt dots across their top are still visible. The gilt page edges have some scratches but remain mirror bright. Internally the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. In a VERY GOOD slipcase that has some rubbing at the corners and edges. Lovely.

    The Sangorski & Sutcliffe.fine binding makes this book about Kate Greenaway a real treasure.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is heavy and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • ROBERT MONDAVI & MARGRIT MONDAVI - Two Books - BOTH SIGNED First Editions HARVESTS OF JOY and MARGRIT MONDAVI'S SKETCHBOOK by ROBERT MONDAVI and MARGRIT MONDAVI ROBERT MONDAVI & MARGRIT MONDAVI - Two Books - BOTH SIGNED First Editions HARVESTS OF JOY and MARGRIT MONDAVI'S SKETCHBOOK
    ROBERT MONDAVI and MARGRIT MONDAVI

    (1) HARVESTS OF JOY, by ROBERT MONDAVI (b.1913 d.2008). HAND SIGNED on a specially made Robert Mondavi bookplate that is on the half title page. Published by Harcourt Brace, New York, 1998. First Edition, First Printing, with First Edition stated and the letter line starting with A. Hardcover book in dustjacket, 6x9 inches, 364 pages. VERY GOOD book, lightly bumped upper corner tips, a bit of pushing to spine ends, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has a bit of edge and spine end wear. (2) MARGRIT MONDAVI'S SKETCHBOOK: Reflections on Wine, Food, Art, Family, Romance, and Life, by Margrit Biever Mondavi (b.1925 d.2016), with Janet Fletcher. HAND SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the title…

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    (1) HARVESTS OF JOY, by ROBERT MONDAVI (b.1913 d.2008). HAND SIGNED on a specially made Robert Mondavi bookplate that is on the half title page. Published by Harcourt Brace, New York, 1998. First Edition, First Printing, with First Edition stated and the letter line starting with A. Hardcover book in dustjacket, 6x9 inches, 364 pages. VERY GOOD book, lightly bumped upper corner tips, a bit of pushing to spine ends, otherwise tight, bright, clean and clear; in a VERY GOOD dustjacket that has a bit of edge and spine end wear. (2) MARGRIT MONDAVI'S SKETCHBOOK: Reflections on Wine, Food, Art, Family, Romance, and Life, by Margrit Biever Mondavi (b.1925 d.2016), with Janet Fletcher. HAND SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the title page: "enjoy the story of my life / Margrit Mondavi". Published by Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, California, 2012. First Edition, so stated on the copyright page. Hardcover book, no dustjacket as issued, 8.5x10.5 inches, 151 pages. NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A lovely copy. The Mondavis are noted for their great wines, including OPUS ONE which Robert Mondavi founded with Baron Philippe de Rothschild. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: These two books will be rather heavy to ship and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • Two CESAR CHAVEZ Informational Teaching Guides for use in Bilingual Elementary Schools by Concha Delgado, Charlotte Nieto Maldonado Two CESAR CHAVEZ Informational Teaching Guides for use in Bilingual Elementary Schools
    Concha Delgado, Charlotte Nieto Maldonado

    Two CESAR CHAVEZ Informational Teaching Guides for use in Bilingual Elementary Schools. Published by the Bay Area Bilingual Education League and the Bilingual Alternatives for Secondary Teachers & Aides (BABEL and BASTA), Berkeley and Oakland, California, undated but circa 1975. Paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, copy machine produced, pages printed on one side only.

    Illustrated with b&w drawings. The text pages in each item are repeated in English and in Spanish. The English and Spanish texts are separated by pages of illustrations. (1) CESAR CHAVEZ : APOSTLE OF NONVIOLENCE, written by Concha Delgado, illustrated by Carlos Falcon, edited by Raquel Clabiorne & Lupe Cruz. 30 pages + 12 pages of illustrations. (2)

    CESAR CHAVEZ : UN HEROE CHICANO, written…

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    Two CESAR CHAVEZ Informational Teaching Guides for use in Bilingual Elementary Schools. Published by the Bay Area Bilingual Education League and the Bilingual Alternatives for Secondary Teachers & Aides (BABEL and BASTA), Berkeley and Oakland, California, undated but circa 1975. Paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, copy machine produced, pages printed on one side only.

    Illustrated with b&w drawings. The text pages in each item are repeated in English and in Spanish. The English and Spanish texts are separated by pages of illustrations. (1) CESAR CHAVEZ : APOSTLE OF NONVIOLENCE, written by Concha Delgado, illustrated by Carlos Falcon, edited by Raquel Clabiorne & Lupe Cruz. 30 pages + 12 pages of illustrations. (2)

    CESAR CHAVEZ : UN HEROE CHICANO, written by Charlotte Nieto Maldonado, illustrated by Carlos Falcon, edited by Raquel Clabiorne. 16 pages including 6 pages of illustrations. GOOD condition. One item has creasing to its back cover and the bottom corner of the last few pages, both have a nickel size scar to the upper corner of their front covers, probably from the removal of stickers; otherwise bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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