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image of The Chinese Empire. A sequel to recollections of a journey through Tartary and Thibet. New edition

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London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1859. xxviii, 556p., hardcover, spine "repaired" with clear tape, a reading copy only.
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image of Discoveries in Chinese, or the symbolism of the primitive characters of the Chinese system of writing

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New York: Charles B. Norton, 1854. 137p., slender hardcover, textblock has mild stain running from beginning to end, penciled notes on endpaper, occasional minor marginalia in text. An investigation of the history of the Chinese script, including illustrations of ancient character forms.
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image of The Family Idiot Vol. 1 : Gustave Flaubert, 1821-1857

The Family Idiot Vol. 1 : Gustave Flaubert, 1821-1857

by [Flaubert, Gustave] Jean-Paul Sartre, Caron Cosman, translator

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Published
1981
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9780226735092
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£22.00

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Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981. Hardcover. vi-x, 638p., gray boards, very good condition. bit soiled and rubbed dj shows minor wear.
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image of l'Ingenieux chevalier Don Quichotte de La Manche. Traduction Nouvelle. Illustre par Grandville

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Tours: A Mame et Cie, Imprimeurs-Libraires, 1858. Both parts, abridged, but then it is the Grandville steel engravings that are the attraction here; good strong strikes if a bit diminutive, no patch on Dore' of course. Hardbound in quarter pressed morocco with morocco corner-tips over green cloth boards, old marbled endsheets, a nineteenth century custom job in sound shape,… Read more
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image of Proudhon et la Demagogie Bonapartiste: Un

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Paris: Editions Sociales, 1958. 45p., stapled wraps, 4.5 x 7 inches, wraps lightly worn, pages lightly toned else very good condition. Text in French. Les Enseignements de l'Histoire. Draws a parallel between Louis-Napolean Bonaparte's staged coup of 1851 and Charle's de Gaulle's return to power in 1958.
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image of The London Quarterly Review. Volume LXXXVII. July-October, 1850. American Edition - Vol. XXXIV. No. II

The London Quarterly Review. Volume LXXXVII. July-October, 1850. American Edition - Vol. XXXIV. No. II

by Scott, Leonard, Edward Walker, Robert Craighead - editor/publishers

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Published
1850
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New York: Leonard Scott & Co, 1850. Magazine. Pp.157-312p. (i.e., about 150 pages), printed doublecolumn throughout on reasonably alkaline paperstock, sewn textblock in paste-fastened green printed wraps. Untrimmed, very edgeworn with dirt and a stain to foredge and foxing to top edge, short splits and small chips to head and tail, some pencillings and here & there a little… Read more
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image of Uncle Sam's Farm Fence. With illustrations by N. Orr [bound with:] Something Wrong; or, The Why and the Wherefore; by T. S. Arthur

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New York: C. Shepard & Co, 1854. Hardcover. Temperance novel, Wright II, 1714. Pagination 247p., with publisher's endorsing preface (3p.) and a similarly-themed short novel by T. S. Arthur at 249-282p., plus publisher's ad leaves. Find three fullpage engraved illustrations. Hardbound, the first edition in moss-green cloth boards, cover-titled gilt, rear cover same design struck in blind.… Read more
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£18.33
image of New York; its upper ten and lower million

New York; its upper ten and lower million

by Lippard, George

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Published
1970
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£11.00

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Upper Saddle River, NJ: Literature House / Gregg Press, 1970. Hardcover. 284p., very good condition, Reprint of 1853 edition. Lippard founded an early trade union and was associated Edgar Alan Poe.
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image of The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict, Austin Reed; Edited and with an Introduction by Caleb Smith; Foreword by David W. Blight and Robert B. Stepto

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New York: Random House, 2016. lxx, 271p., illustrated with numerous facsimiles and period images, first edition paper over boards in dust jacket. Find a folded-out dog ear at the contents leaf, else an unmolested perfect copy.
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image of Opere di D. Batacchi [Five volumes]

Opere di D. Batacchi [Five volumes]

by Batacchi, Domenico Luigi

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Published
1856
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London" [Milan]: n.pub, 1856. Five volumes in original wraps, the wraps worn at the spine on volume 4 and especially volume 1, which has some tears to the cover. Textblock foxed. Text in the original Italian. Collection of works by the author noted for his licentious poetry. Contents: Vol. I. Novelle: La vita e la morte di prete Ulivo.… Read more
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image of De Argento Vivo: historic documents on quicksilver and its recovery in California prior to 1860, assembled as a supplement to the California Journal of Mines and Geology for October 1953

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San Francisco: State of California Dept. of Natural Resources Division of Mines, 1953. 144p., 6x9 inches, map, illustrated with numerous period figures and facsimiles; the heavily coated paperstock is not fully alkaline and is slightly toned throughout. Good in original wraps with binder's tape spine, as issued.
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image of History of the Hopedale Community, from its inception to its virtual submergence in the Hopedale Parish. William S. Heywood, editor

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Lowell: Thompson & Hill, The Vox Populi Press, 1897. Hardcover. xvii, 415p., original khaki green cloth binding with edge wear, scratch and nick to cover, in good condition, but hinge starting at inside back cover. Ex-library book with discard stamp and small remnants of library ownership (embossed stamp of library on title-page, faint signs of removal of card… Read more
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image of The Democratic Review, June 1849 - September 1850

The Democratic Review, June 1849 - September 1850

by Harney, George Julian, editor

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Published
1968
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London: Merlin Press, 1968. Hardcover. 476, 156 p., very good clothbound hardcover in dj. Facsimile reprint of the early socialist serial.
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image of The Dictation of Mariano Malarin Whose Life Spanned Two Cultures [title page] A Life that Spanned Two Cultures [cover]

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Cupertino CA: California History Center, De Anza College, 1980. Paperback. 37p., illustrated with period and contemporary photography and several period drawings. Paperbound, 8x5 inches; bears a neat small gift date in pencil, a clean sound copy. Local history studies volume 26. Malarin served in the California legislature, voted anti-corruption and pro-immigration.
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image of Journal of a journey across the plains in 1859; edited with an introduction by George R. Stewart

Journal of a journey across the plains in 1859; edited with an introduction by George R. Stewart

by Brown, James Berry; George R. Stewart

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1970
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San Francisco: designed by Jack Werner Stauffacher of the Greenwood Press for The Book Club of California, 1970. Hardcover. xvii, 72p., frontis, rubricated title page, introduction, journal, notes, illustrations, fine first edition in 10x7 inch pictorial boards and paper title label on spine; enclosed in an off-white plain dust jacket (as issued) with faintly-pencilled spine titling. Publication no 135.… Read more
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image of Empresa del Ferro-Carril del Este de Barcelona. Discurso Sobre la Cuestion Suscitada Acerca la Colocacion de la Via Ferrea en la Playa de Mataro, Leido en la Junta General que Celebro la Referida Empresa el dia 8 de Mayo del ano 1856

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Barcelona: Estblecimiento [sic] Tipografico de Narciso Ramirez, 1856. Pamphlet. 15p., softbound sewn into plain unprinted yellow wrapper (appears original, as does the fastening thread, 9x6 inches, elaborate title page employing different fonts and a decorative woodcut (1/2 x 2 1/2 inches, shows engine and cars steaming past a township), alkaline paperstock with just a touch of marginal toning and… Read more
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image of Almanach zum lachen für 1851: Mit 100 Illustrationen von W. Scholz und anderen

Almanach zum lachen für 1851: Mit 100 Illustrationen von W. Scholz und anderen

by Scholz, Wilhelm, illustrator et al.

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Published
1851
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Berlin: Hofmann & Co, 1851. Hardcover. 64p., text in German printed in Fraktur, illustrated with humorous etchings by Scholz and other artists uncredited, foxing throughout, bound in lightly-worn marble boards with red cloth spine backing. No holdings located in OCLC but listed there. First of a series.Scholtz was a caricaturist and illustrator for the Kladderadatsch newspaper from 1848 to… Read more
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image of Speech of hon. S. A. Douglas, of Illinois, on Kansas Territorial Affairs. Delivered in the Senate United States, March 20, 1856

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Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1856. Pamphlet. 18p., disbound pamphlet in 9x6 inch self-wraps. Ex library with an old rubberstamp impression and sticker. The copy is foxed, damp-stained, dust-soiled and has a number of old pencilled marginal notes. Complete, a reading copy.
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image of The Ballot in France. Tracts on the Ballot: No. II

The Ballot in France. Tracts on the Ballot: No. II

by Jenkins, John, secretary to The Ballot Society

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Published
1853
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London: Published Under the Direction of The Ballot Society, 1853. Pamphlet. 15p., disbound pamphlet in 8x5 inch self-wraps, well-adhered, slightest edgewear, handling or browning, a very good copy. No. II of at least three, which included tracts on the ballot no. 1 "The ballot in America," now ready. Will shortly appear, no. III, "The ballot in Switzerland
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image of A memorial setting forth the rights and just reasons which the government of the United States of Mexico has, for not recognising the validity of the privilege granted to D. Jose Garay, for opening a way of communication between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by the isthmus of Tehuantepec, nor the legality of the transfer of said privilege which the latter made to citizens of the United States of North America

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Nueva York: Minister of Relations [Mexico], 1852. iv, 44p., disbound, wraps. Pencil notations on blank cover sheet. Statement by the Mexican government, published in translation in New York. Garay had sold Americans what they thought were the rights to the route across the Tehuantepec Isthmus, a rival at the time to plans to build a canal through Panama. However,… Read more
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