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image of Die Konigin Luise in 50 Bildern Fur Jung und Alt  (Queen Luise in 50 pictures for young and old)

Die Konigin Luise in 50 Bildern Fur Jung und Alt (Queen Luise in 50 pictures for young and old)

by Rochling, C., R. Knotell and W. Friedrich (illustrators)

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Published
1896
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Berlin: Paul Kittel successor Peter Stanik, 1896. Oblong Quarto. No pagination. A beautiful near fine copy depicting the life of the Prussian Queen Luise through color lithographs.Beautifully bound in light purple cloth, pictorial pastedown of the Queern, lettered andf decorated in black, white and gilt, decorative endpapers, no names or bookplates, small bump to foot of spine. Very… Read more
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image of Pompeiana: The Topography, Edifices and Ornaments of Pompeii, the Results of Excavationds Since 1819

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London: Jennings and Chaplin, 1832. Octavo. In two volumes. Portrait frontispiece, engraved title page and regular title page, illustrated xxiv, 198pp., and 207pp. with portrait of the author and 82 other full page plates of which 2 are hand colored and 30 vignettes on India paper mounted and other textual illustrations or vignettes. Volume two gives ends with chapter… Read more
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$345.00
image of A System of Universal Geography, or a Description of all the Parts of the World, on a new Plan, According to the Great Natural Divisions of the Globe, Accompanied with Analytical, Synoptical, and Elementary Tables (Three Volumes)

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Boston: Samuel Walker, 1834. Quarto. In three volumes with additions and corrections by James G. Percival, embellished with a complete atlas and a series of beautiful engravings. Collated finding 3 frontispieces, 3 engraved title pages and 3 regular title pages, 39 engraved plates of which two are folding and 28 maps. Volume I: xx, 640pp., volume II and… Read more
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$500.00
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Worcester, MA; [1801]: Isaiah Thomas. Octavo. No pagination. [42]pp. pictorial head pieces for each month, contains historical sketches of earthquakes, information for farmers and agriculture, recipes for making blackberry jelly, how to remove ink from linen, poetry, Officers of the Federal Government, a large listing of roads to the principal towns on the continent from Boston with the names… Read more
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$225.00
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New York: A.J. Johnson & Son, 1876. Thick Quartos. In four volumes Illustrated with maps, plans and textual engravings. With numerous contributions from writers of distinguished eminence in every department of letters and science in the United States and in Europe. The editors included such scholars as Asa Gray of Harvard and Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian who also… Read more
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$950.00
image of A System of Geography, Popular and scientific, or a Physical and Statistical Account of the World and Its Various Divisions.  Illustrated By Maps

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Glasgow: A. Fullarton, 1832. First Edition. Octavo. In 6 volumes.15 engraved plates, one large folding Political Scale of the Globe, and one folding view of principle mountains in the world, complete with 41folding maps which many reflect the level of how much was yet uncharted. The map of Africa, for instance, shows how little was known in 1832 especially… Read more
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$1,750.00
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London: For A. and J. Churchil and T. Childe, 1701. First Edition. Folio. From the library of John, Earl of Loudoun (John Campbell, Fourth Earl of Loudoun (5 May 1705 - 27 Apr. 1782) In 1727, Campbell entered the Army. He was commissioned major general in 1755, and appointed the following year as commander-in-chief of British forces in America… Read more
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Death Books from Auschwitz; Remnants (3 Volume set)

by Debski, Jerzy (ed. State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau)

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Published
1995
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A Very Good Matched Set
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$275.00

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Munich: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1995. Hardcover. A Very Good Matched Set. Quarto. The massive records in three volumes with 1867 pages and many illustrations, photographs. Volume 1 which deals with the Reports, Vol. 2-3 deal with the Index of names. The text is in English with a few introductory notes in English, German and Polish.… Read more
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image of The Boers and the British; a History of the Events Leading to the Hositilies in South America

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Melbourne and London: A.N. Smith, 1899. Original Paper Wrps. Fragile. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 139p. Map is laid in. The account is contemporary on the event of the Boer War. Spine has been reglued, clipped corner but text is clean and housed in clam shell box.
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$75.00
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The Life, Exile and Conversations of the Emperor Napoleon

by Las Cases, the Count [Emmanuel Dieudonne] (1766-1842)

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Edition
First Edition
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$1,350.00

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London; 1835-1836: For Henry Colburn. First Edition. Octavo. First Colburn edition. Four volumes in eight consisting of the original 24 weekly parts, illustrated with eight frontispieces, seventeen engravings, two large folding maps, and one folding plan and tissue guards. There is a notice to the subscribers mentioning the fact that while there is a total of 20… Read more
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Ancient Rome and Modern America, a Comparative Study of Morals and Manners

by Ferrero, Guglielmo

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Published
1914
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1914. First Edition. Octavo. First edition in book form, unopened, publisher's signed binding with bookplate of W.R. Grace and Co., First published monthly in the Hearst's Magazine. This volume may be considered as the bridge which connects the "Greatness and Decline of Rome and with a third work following this publication titled "Between the… Read more
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Io. Barclaii Argenis

by Barclay, John, 1582-1621

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Published
1630
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$150.00

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Leiden (Lugd. Bat): Ex Officiana Elzeviriana, 1630. 12mo. 690, [6]. The most important of his writings known as "The Argenis" was published originally in the 1621 the year of his death. It was celebrated by Reichelieu, Leibnitz, Grotius, Pople, Disraeli and many literary people for its fine story telling and its wonderful honesty. It was translated into French, Spanish,… Read more
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The Discoverie of Guiana, 1596 and the Discoveries of the World, 1601

by Raleigh, Sir Walter and Antonio Galvao

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Cleveland, OH; (1966): The World Publishing Co. Small Octavo. Two volumes in one, 112pp. and 97pp. Historical introductions by A.L. Rowse and Bibliographical notes by Robert O. Dougan, A facsimiole edition of the original text, bound in full vellum with ribbon ties, central gilt coat-of-arms of Queen Victoria I, Spine lettering gilt, with 20 page introductory booklet, housed… Read more
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image of Memoria Histórico-Informativa de los Acuerdos entre España y Estados Unidos. Obra patrocinada por American Chamber of Commerce in Spain

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Madrid and Barcelona;: ediciones Oromi. Quarto. Four parts in one volume, 445pp., 537pp. advertising, (5)pp. index to advertisers, (1) errata. The advertisements are displayed in black & white, some are full page in bold colors, some with tissue guards. The ads include items such as aviation, banks, home appliances, scientific apparatus cork articles, motion pictures(Metro Goldwyn Mayer or 20th… Read more
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$145.00
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France in 1829-30

by Lady Morgan [ Sydney Owenson]

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Published
1830
Edition
First Edition
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$225.00

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New York: J & J. Harper, 1830. First Edition. Octavo. Volume I. 12pp., ads, viii-222, (2)pp. ads., Vol. II. [1]-222pp., (2)pp. ads, both volumes bound in original paper covered boards back in linen, paper spine labels shipped, one shelf label, uncut, some scattered foxing, stains to endpapers, some finger soiling and soiling to covers, corner wear. A good… Read more
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image of The Reign of Terror, a Collection of Authentic Narratives of the Horrors Committed By the Revolutionary Government of France Under Marat and Robespierre

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London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. Octavo. In two volumes, written by eye-witnesses of the scenes, translated from the French interspersed with biographical notices of prominent characters and curious anecdotes illustrative of a period without its parallel in history. Vol. I. Inserted frontispiece, 258pp, Vol. II. inserted frontispiece, 247pp., bound in blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge cut, all… Read more
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$175.00
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Rural Change and Royal Finances in Spain at the End of the Old Regime

by Herr, Richard

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Published
1989
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Very Good
ISBN
9780520059481
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$50.00

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Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A.: Univ of California Pr, 1989. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Light soiling along outer page edges. Bookplate. 879 p. Illus. whiteout and ink date on loose endpaper. List of illustrations, tables, and abbreviations. Acknowledgments, part 1(6 chapters), part 2 (8 chapters), part 3 (6 chapters and appendix… Read more
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image of Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Biographical Sketch and Letters

Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse, Princess of Great Britain and Ireland, Biographical Sketch and Letters

by Helena (Princess)

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Published
1884
Edition
First American Edition
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$125.00

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New York: G.P Putnam's Sons, 1884. First American Edition. Octavo. Princess Alice was the third child and second daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. This is a biography written by her sister Princess Helena. Portrait frontispiece, 407pp, (4)pp. ads at rear, bound in blue cloth over beveled boards stamped in gilt, spine lettering gilt, floral endpaper's previous… Read more
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Byzantine Philantropy and Social Welfare

by Constantelos, Demetrios J.

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Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$45.00

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New Brunswick (1968): Rutgers University Press. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 356 p. List of illustrations and abbreviations. Chapters, conclusions, bibliography and index. Colored map endpapers. B/w illustrations and photos. Light wear to jacket edges.
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THE REVOLUTION OF 1848

by Martin, Elizabeth Gilbert (translator) (Imbert De Saint-Aman)

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Published
1895
Edition
First American Edition
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$45.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1895. First American Edition. Octavo. 347pp., illustrated, bound in3/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, slightly raised bands, red and black morocco spine labels gilt, other compartments fully gilt decorated with gilt mostly rubbed. A very good copy with small chip to spine ends.
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