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A Yachting Cruise in the Baltic

By GRAVES S[amuel]. R[obert].

London: Longman Green, Longman and Roberts, 1863. . 8vo, royal blue textured publisher's cloth, gilt on front cover and spine; spine somewhat darkened; some wear to extremities and over hinges. Samuel Robert Graves (1818 Ð1873) was an Irish-born businessman and Conservative Member of Parliament for Liverpool from 1865-1873. He was mayor of that city in 1861 Graves was a shipowner and Commodore of the Royal Mersey Yacht Club and a Member of the Royal Commission to inquire into the management of Lights, Buoys, and Beacons. He was, in addition, a director of the London and North Western Railway.


Through the Brazilian Wilderness


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1914. . Large 8vo, brown cloth, spine and front cover, gilt; dust jacket with some chipping at head of spine, and very small loss at spine on back cover at spine. Previous owner's signature on front pastedown, covered by dust jacket flap. FIRST EDITION in remarkably good condition with a very good dust jacket.


Palestine or the Holy Land; from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

By RUSSELL Michael

Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd and London: Simpkin & Marshall, 1831. . 12mo, brown cloth; paper label on spine (a little rubbed); uncut and partially unopened A handsome little volume; No. 4 in the "Edinburgh Cabinet Library" series


Travels in the Year 1806 from Italy to England...Containing the Particulars of the Liberation of Mrs. Spencer Smith.

By SALVO, Carlo, Marquis de.

London: Printed for Richard Phillips, 1807. . 12mo, full calf, expertly rebacked many years ago. One of several London editions, no priority established. The Dedication is signed by W. Fraser who stated that he translated the narrative from a manuscript of the Marquis de Salvo. Mrs. Constance Spencer Smith was one of the daughters of Baron Herbert (for many years Austrian Internuncio at Constantinople) who was the wife of Spencer Smith, English Minister at Stuttgard, and sister-in-law of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith. Mrs. Smith, while staying in Venice with her sister, the Countess Attems, on account of her health was arrested in 1806 by the order of Napoleon, who planned, it was said, on sending her as a state prisoner to Valenciennes. The Marquis de Salvo, a young Sicilian was a friend of the Countess Attems, and a profound admirer of her sister. He determined to rescue her from the French police. This is the account of his successful venture. Set against the turbulent and ever-changing times of the Napoleonic Wars. Byron, a few years after this narrative was written had a brief affair with Mrs. Smith.


Sacred Streams: The Ancient and Modern History of the Rivers of the Bible...A New Edition, Revised by the Author

By GOSSE Philip Henry

London & Brighton: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge; New York: E. & J. B. Young and Co., 1852. . 8vo, royal blue ribbed cloth, front cover and spine heavily gilt and also printed in black, beveled boards, some wear to corners and head and tail of spine Later edition, originally published in 1850 Freeeman & Wertheimer 46. This work was intended for a juvenile audience


Hours of Exercise in the Alps


New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1871. . 8vo, tan cloth, covers stamped in black; spine gilt, some wear on outer hinges, over corners and extremities of spine; contemporary ownership signature on front free endpaper and same owner's visiting-card on front pastedown. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION


Greece, Descriptive, and Historical. A New Edition, carefully Revised

By WORDSWORTH Christopher

London: John Murray, 1859. . Large 8vo, full morocco, gilt with gilt coats-of-arms on both covers, expertly rehinged, a.e.g., modern bookplate on front pastedown; first few leaves foxed The foot of the spine has the emblem of the House of Lords and the head has a coronet surmounted by a rose


Assyria; Her Manners and Customs, Arts and Arms; Restored from her Monuments

By GOSSE Philip Henry

London : Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1878. . 12mo, dark brown blind stamped cloth; slight wear to head and tail of spine and corners; ballpoint ownership signature on front free endpaper FIRST & ONLY EDITION. Freeeman & Wertheimer 57, in a brown binding not recorded by them