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English rosewood bookstand marked Betjemanns
Item# 5728    $875
English rosewood bookstand marked Betjemanns

English rosewood bookstand marked Betjemanns. Riveted brass hardware set with 2 malachite stones. Measures 6 inches wide by 6 and one half inches high. Extends from 13 and one quarter inches to 20 inches long.

 
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Art Deco lignum vitae bookends c1920
Item# 5576    $485
Art Deco lignum vitae bookends c1920

Art Deco lignum vitae bookends c1920. This pair of Deco bookends were made for solid lignum vitae, a very hard tropical wood. Each bookend measures 6 and one quarter inches high and sits on a five inch by five inch base. Over all the pair measures 10 inches long, five inches wide and six inches high. This pair is very strong an could several books without a problem. It is a hard, dense and durable wood, one of the densest woods in the trade. The wood was important for uses requiring strength, weight and hardness. The Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance was ribbed with lignum vitae. Due to its weight, cricket bails, particularly 'heavy bails' used in windy conditions, are sometimes made of this wood. The wood also has seen widespread historical usage in mortars and pestles.The Lignum Vitae is the national tree of the Bahamas. Taken from wikipedia.org This piece is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For gallery hours, please visit http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com

 
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Autobiography of Leigh Hunt 2 volumes 1903
Item# 5398    $100
Autobiography of Leigh Hunt 2 volumes 1903

Autobiography of Leigh Hunt with Reminiscences of Friends and Contemporaries, with Thornton Hunt's Introduction and Postscripts. Newly edited by Roger Ingpen c1903. An excellent record of his friendships with Shelley, Byron and others. First American edition of the Ingpen edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Portraits. Half parchment over orange cloth. Some wear and discoloration to bindings. Each volume measures 6 by 9 inches.

 
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Selections from the stories of Robert Herrick c1882
Item# 5397    $65
Selections from the stories of Robert Herrick c1882

Harper & Brothers, New York, 1882. Green decorative cloth, Gilt Titles. Book Condition Very Good. Edwin A. Abbey (illustrator).

 
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Tobias Smollett The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle c1936
Item# 5395    $125
Tobias Smollett The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle c1936

SMOLLETT, Tobias. The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle in which is included Memoirs of a Lady of Quality. With an Introduction by G. K. Chesterton and Illustrations by John Austen. 2 volumes. 24 color illustrations, and other in-text illus. 4to, cloth, d.w., board slipcase. Oxford: The Limited Editions Club, 1936. Fine. Number 301of 1500 copies, signed by the illustrator in the back of the second volume. Very good condition in slip case.

 
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