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A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence: In Antiquities, Concerning the Most Noble, and Renowned English Nation by By the Study, and Travell of R. V. (Richard Verstegan, also known as Richard Rowlands - 1634

by By the Study, and Travell of R. V. (Richard Verstegan, also known as Richard Rowlands

A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence: In Antiquities, Concerning the Most Noble, and Renowned English Nation by By the Study, and Travell of R. V. (Richard Verstegan, also known as  Richard Rowlands - 1634

A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence: In Antiquities, Concerning the Most Noble, and Renowned English Nation

by By the Study, and Travell of R. V. (Richard Verstegan, also known as Richard Rowlands

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London: Printed by John Norton, for Joyce Norton , and Richard Whitaker , 1634. (20), 338, (12) pages.Title-page printed in red and black, with engraving of the Tower of Babel; 10 engravings in text; woodcut ornaments throughout. First published in Antwerp in 1605, the first edition in English 1628, then this the 2nd English edition in 1634. Bound in contemporary calf embossed in blind, marbled end papers, red morocco label in gilt back, Very Good, some scattered early scholarly marginal notations in ink, the book plate of Winifred M. Oliver-Jones front paste down, the boards rubbed, seller's pencil notations and 2 small scholarly clippings concerning the author and the book's contents at front end pages. According to the clipping pasted in at front end page -"A learned work, dealing with the Anglo-Saxons and their German origin; the Danes and Normans; ancient English tongue, with vocabulary; Saxon proper names; surnames; a curious account of were-wolves...". And includes the first English version of the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, p.85, "related as fact". . Second English Edition. Embossed Calf. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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  • Publisher Printed by John Norton, for Joyce Norton , and Richard Whitaker
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  • Date Published 1634
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A DESCRIPTION OF ENGLAND AND WALES. CONTAINING A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF EACH COUNTY, WITH ITS...
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London : Newbery and Carnan, 1769 A very good set, complete in 10 volumes. It is profusely illustrated with copper plates of major landmarks and features described on the title pages as 'palaces, castles, cathedrals; the ruins of Roman and Saxon Buildings; and of Abbeys, Monasteries, and other Religious Houses, Besides a Variety of Cuts of Urns, Inscriptions, and other Antiquities.' In contemporary full leather bindings with raised bands to spine, red labels with gilt lettering to spine; gilt volume numbers; and gilt tooling on the side edges of the boards, only visible when the book is laid down on its side. With 240 copper plates as called for, and numerous engravings in the text. The contents are in superb and clean condition. There is some browning to pages opposite the plates because they are not tissue guarded. One volume only (7) has some very slight water damage to the top right corner of the last 14 pages. Volume 10 has a very small wormhole affecting the fep and first few leaves with… Read More
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A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. In which the words are deduced from their originals, and...
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Printed for J. Johnson, C. Dilly, G. C and J. Robinson, etc......London. 1799. TWO VOLUMES. 4to. (11.3 x 9.8 inches). Eighth edition, corrected and Revised. Portrait frontispiece in volume one engraved by Heath after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds and dated January 1st, 1799. A very good clean set. Finely bound in period style mid twentieth century full brown calf. Boards with single gilt ruled borders. Spines with double ruled gilt bands and lettering. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers with a neat previous owners bookplate mounted in each volume. All edges marbled. An attractive copy.
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L'USAGE DES GLOBES CELESTES ET TERRESTRES, ET DES SPHERES, SUIVANT LES DIFFERENS SYSTEMES DU...
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Paris: Chez l'auteur... Laurent d'Houry... Jean Boudot, libraire..., 1699. 12mo. [18],300;112 pp. plus 26 plates (three folding). Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt, gilt leather label, raised bands, edges rouged. Light institutional inkstamp in title page. 18th-century inscription in titlepage and signature of Theophile Leonard in title page and final page of the dedication. Occasional 18th-century marginalia. Minor wear. Near fine. First edition of the first major work of Nicolas Bion, complete with 26 plates of terrestrial and celestial maps, diagrams, and images of globes. Bion (ca. 1652-1733) was a Paris-based cosmographer and maker of mathematical and astronomical instruments, holding the title of "king's engineer for mathematical instruments" under Louis XIV (DSB II, pp. 132-1330). A landmark in its field.
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Sacrae Theologiae Doctoris Collegiati, Opus Posthumum
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by Bordoni, Francisci

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Parma: Pauli Monti, 1703. First edition, bound in full vellum with manuscript title on spine. Text in Latin. Published Parma: Pauli Monti, 1703. Folio, 9 1/2" x 14", 451pp., includes 2 indices. Posthumously published work consisting of lengthy meditations on The Miracles and essay "An Deus Faciat Semper Id, Quod Melius Est?" Printed on heavy laid paper with engraved vignettes, headpieces, tailpieces and historiated initials. Binding strong and tight, pages clean and bright with light, occasional foxing. A small number of pages show toning, but overall an attractive example that shows well. Very good. . 1st. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio.
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An Exposure of the Spy System Pursued in Glasgow (1832); The Trial of James Wilson for High...
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An Exposure of the Spy System Pursued in Glasgow (1832); The Trial of James Wilson for High Treason (1832); The Life of Thomas Paine (1833); Rights of Man (1833)

by Peter MacKenzie (AKA: A Ten Pounder); Andrew Hardie; Thomas Paine; W. T. Sherwin

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This is complicated so bear with me. This is a sammelband (collection) of four titles from the publisher Muir. Listed in order of binding: First title "Life of Thomas Paine" (1833) is not attributed but appears to be abridged Sherwin's biography of Paine (See OCLC: 933006301). Second title "Rights of Man" (1833) requires no explanation. Next two titles written by Peter MacKenzie are rare and make up most of the value. Third title "Exposure of the Spy System" is the 1832 first edition of this work. Includes frontis of Hardie's grave. The fourth (final) title "Trial of James Wilson" is the 1832 first edition. The whole thing paginates: 48, viii, 104, [2], 242, 48. Bound in high quality quarter leather with marbled boards fine binding by Starr Bookworks. Defects are: page 21/22 of "Rights" has a repaired hole affecting a few words (see scan); list of Paine's works has some check marks; title page of "Spy" has small edge tear not affecting anything. Feel free to inquire. Please see scans of the book you… Read More
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A DESCRIPTION OF ENGLAND AND WALES. CONTAINING A PARTICULAR ACCOUNT OF EACH COUNTY, WITH ITS...
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London : Newbery and Carnan, 1769 A very good set, complete in 10 volumes. It is profusely illustrated with copper plates of major landmarks and features described on the title pages as 'palaces, castles, cathedrals; the ruins of Roman and Saxon Buildings; and of Abbeys, Monasteries, and other Religious Houses, Besides a Variety of Cuts of Urns, Inscriptions, and other Antiquities.' In contemporary full leather bindings with raised bands to spine, red labels with gilt lettering to spine; gilt volume numbers; and gilt tooling on the side edges of the boards, only visible when the book is laid down on its side. With 240 copper plates as called for, and numerous engravings in the text. The contents are in superb and clean condition. There is some browning to pages opposite the plates because they are not tissue guarded. One volume only (7) has some very slight water damage to the top right corner of the last 14 pages. Volume 10 has a very small wormhole affecting the fep and first few leaves with… Read More
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A DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. In which the words are deduced from their originals, and...
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Printed for J. Johnson, C. Dilly, G. C and J. Robinson, etc......London. 1799. TWO VOLUMES. 4to. (11.3 x 9.8 inches). Eighth edition, corrected and Revised. Portrait frontispiece in volume one engraved by Heath after the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds and dated January 1st, 1799. A very good clean set. Finely bound in period style mid twentieth century full brown calf. Boards with single gilt ruled borders. Spines with double ruled gilt bands and lettering. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers with a neat previous owners bookplate mounted in each volume. All edges marbled. An attractive copy.
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L'USAGE DES GLOBES CELESTES ET TERRESTRES, ET DES SPHERES, SUIVANT LES DIFFERENS SYSTEMES DU...
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Paris: Chez l'auteur... Laurent d'Houry... Jean Boudot, libraire..., 1699. 12mo. [18],300;112 pp. plus 26 plates (three folding). Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt, gilt leather label, raised bands, edges rouged. Light institutional inkstamp in title page. 18th-century inscription in titlepage and signature of Theophile Leonard in title page and final page of the dedication. Occasional 18th-century marginalia. Minor wear. Near fine. First edition of the first major work of Nicolas Bion, complete with 26 plates of terrestrial and celestial maps, diagrams, and images of globes. Bion (ca. 1652-1733) was a Paris-based cosmographer and maker of mathematical and astronomical instruments, holding the title of "king's engineer for mathematical instruments" under Louis XIV (DSB II, pp. 132-1330). A landmark in its field.
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Sacrae Theologiae Doctoris Collegiati, Opus Posthumum
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by Bordoni, Francisci

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Parma: Pauli Monti, 1703. First edition, bound in full vellum with manuscript title on spine. Text in Latin. Published Parma: Pauli Monti, 1703. Folio, 9 1/2" x 14", 451pp., includes 2 indices. Posthumously published work consisting of lengthy meditations on The Miracles and essay "An Deus Faciat Semper Id, Quod Melius Est?" Printed on heavy laid paper with engraved vignettes, headpieces, tailpieces and historiated initials. Binding strong and tight, pages clean and bright with light, occasional foxing. A small number of pages show toning, but overall an attractive example that shows well. Very good. . 1st. Hard. Very Good/No Jacket. Folio.
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An Exposure of the Spy System Pursued in Glasgow (1832); The Trial of James Wilson for High...
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An Exposure of the Spy System Pursued in Glasgow (1832); The Trial of James Wilson for High Treason (1832); The Life of Thomas Paine (1833); Rights of Man (1833)

by Peter MacKenzie (AKA: A Ten Pounder); Andrew Hardie; Thomas Paine; W. T. Sherwin

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This is complicated so bear with me. This is a sammelband (collection) of four titles from the publisher Muir. Listed in order of binding: First title "Life of Thomas Paine" (1833) is not attributed but appears to be abridged Sherwin's biography of Paine (See OCLC: 933006301). Second title "Rights of Man" (1833) requires no explanation. Next two titles written by Peter MacKenzie are rare and make up most of the value. Third title "Exposure of the Spy System" is the 1832 first edition of this work. Includes frontis of Hardie's grave. The fourth (final) title "Trial of James Wilson" is the 1832 first edition. The whole thing paginates: 48, viii, 104, [2], 242, 48. Bound in high quality quarter leather with marbled boards fine binding by Starr Bookworks. Defects are: page 21/22 of "Rights" has a repaired hole affecting a few words (see scan); list of Paine's works has some check marks; title page of "Spy" has small edge tear not affecting anything. Feel free to inquire. Please see scans of the book you… Read More
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Red Pottage
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Red Pottage

by Cholmondeley, Mary

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Red Pottage. By Mary Cholmondeley. Copyright 1899, Harper & Brothers First Edition. 375 pages plus adverts. Used. Good- condition/ No DJ included. Plot Summary: "Red Pottage follows a period in the lives of two friends, Rachel West and Hester Gresley. Rachel is a wealthy heiress who falls in love with the weak-willed Hugh Scarlett after he has broken off an affair with Lady Newhaven (which he does not originally realize has been discovered by her husband)." Book title is taken from the bible story of Esau.
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The Mudlark

The Mudlark

by Bonnett, Theodore

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Doubleday & Co., 1949. Used-very good. Hard Bound
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The Edwardian Era (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.'s copy)
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The Edwardian Era (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.'s copy)

by Andre Maurois

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New York: D. Appleton Century Company, 1933. First American edition. Good-. Black cloth with gilt titles on spine and front cover Scuffing and light wear at edges and particularly on spine Small tear at top edge of spine, and chipping at both ends Binding sound and tight Text has no marks or damage at all The personal bookplate of the famous actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr on the ffep André Maurois (1885 â€" 1967) was a French author of numerous novels, biographies, histories, children's books and science fiction stories Douglas Fairbanks Jr, KBE, DSC (1909 â€" 2000) was an American actor, producer and decorated naval officer of World War II He is best known for starring in such films as The Prisoner of Zenda (1937), Gunga Din (1939) and The Corsican Brothers (1941) He was the son of actor Douglas Fairbanks and was once married to Joan Crawford viii, 391 pp.
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The Forsyte Saga
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The Forsyte Saga

by John Galsworthy

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This book is in fairly good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards, as well as spots on the outside back cover board. There is minimal bumping and fraying on the cover boards. The pages are yellowing and tanning, with some vertical fraying and warping, but the pages are clear of markings. A few of the pages are dog-eared and edges torn. "The Forsyte Saga was the title originally destined for that part of it which is called 'The Man of Propery; and to adopt it for the collected chronicles of the Forsyte family has indulged the Forsytean tenacity that is in all of us. The word Saga might be objected to on the ground that it connotes the heroic and that there is little of heroism in these pages. But it is used with a suitable irony; and, after all, this long tale, though it may deal with folk in frock coats, furbelows, and a gilt-edged period, is not devoid of the essential heat of conflict. Discounting for the gigantic stature and blood-thirstiness of… Read More
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Nobody's Fool

by Russo, Richard

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Random House, 1993. 1st Edition. . Soft cover. Fine/No Jacket. Advance Reader's Edition. Fine copy.
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The History of King Richard the First of England
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The History of King Richard the First of England: With Engravings

by Jacob Abbott

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The 1857 edition of Jacob Abbott's The History of King Richard the First of England, part of the Abbott's Histories series. Red cloth, blindstamped on both front and back. Gilt on spine. Famed full-color frontispiece is intact, as is tipped-in protective tissue. All eighteen B&W engravings (nine plates) are intact.Spine is discolored and darker than rest of jacket, with obvious water damage that shows through the endpapers. Fraying on top spine and front jacket. Small writing on front endpaper. Pages are age tanned and have small stains.
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The History of King Alfred of England
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The History of King Alfred of England: With Engravings

by Jacob Abbott

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The 1854 edition of Jacob Abbott's The History of King Alfred of England, part of the Abbott's Histories series. Red cloth, blindstamped on both front and back. Gilt on spine. Famed full-color frontispiece is intact, as is tipped-in protective tissue. All nine B&W engravings are intact.Spine is discolored and darker than rest of jacket, with wear on heel and top. Small markings on FFEP. A few pages have deckled bottom edges. Pages are age tanned and have small stains.
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TRINITY: 450 YEARS OF AN OXFORD COLLEGE COMMUNITY

TRINITY: 450 YEARS OF AN OXFORD COLLEGE COMMUNITY

by HOPKINS, CLARE

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. pp: 500. SIGNED FIRST EDITION. Wrap-around pictorial dust jacket, deep blue cloth covered boards with the college insignia stamped in gilt on the top board. Includes pictorial endpapers, colour frontispiece, and a foreword by The Honourable Michael J. Beloff, President of Trinity College. The book is a history of the venerable college from its inception. There are black and white photographs throughout. The appendices contain; drawings of the college grounds, list ofTwentieth-century Fellows, list of member of the college in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and index. This is a near fine copy inscribed and signed by the author on the title page.
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The Bone People
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The Bone People

by Hulme, Keri

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Hulme, Keri: The Bone People. Louisiana State University Press, A tale of New Zealand. Stated United States First Edition, 1985. 450 pages, indexed. WINNER OF THE PEGASUS PRIZE FOR LITERATURE AND THE BOOKER PRIZE. Used. Very Good/Very Good unclipped original $17.95 dust jacket. Summary: "The Bone People, first published in 1984 by Spiral, New Zealand. About this book: The Bone People is an unusual story of love. It is unusual in the telling, the subject matter, and the form of love that the story depicts. This is in no way a romance; it is filled with violence, fear, and twisted emotions. At the story's core, however, are three people who struggle very hard to figure out what love is and how to find it. Hulme won New Zealand's Pegasus Prize for Literature (1984) for The Bone People. Then the book went on to win the prestigious Booker Prize (1985).
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Organising for Offensive Action
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Organising for Offensive Action

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27, [1] pages.

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With Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 the CPGB's role and status had diametrically changed. No longer having to defend the Nazi-Soviet Pact of non-aggression, the CPGB and its members were able to return to their anti-fascist stance and activities. Consequently, this development translated itself into the Party's activities and political strategy. This short pamphlet reflects these changes. As the title indicates the CPGB threw itself whole-heartedly into the war effort to defeat the Axis powers and each of the pamphlet's sections resonates with the need and urgency for action.
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- The Affiliation Campaign [i.e. the CPGB's request to the Labour Party to become an affiliated organisation]
- Strengthening and Extending Party Organisation
- The 16th Congress [CPGB Congress… Read More
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