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A Wanderer in Japan
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A Wanderer in Japan

by Blunden, Edmund

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Used - Brown boards stamped in yellow and red. Fine in very good plus dust jacket (some toning), in publisher's printed slipcase. Owner
Edition
First edition
Published
1950
Binding
Portrait frontispiece, facsimile of Blunden manuscript. [8], 119; [2], 141, [3] pp. Text in English and Japanese. 1 vols. 8vo
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[Tokyo]: Asahi-shimbun-sha, 1950. First edition. Portrait frontispiece, facsimile of Blunden manuscript. [8], 119; [2], 141, [3] pp. Text in English and Japanese. 1 vols. 8vo. Brown boards stamped in yellow and red. Fine in very good plus dust jacket (some toning), in publisher's printed slipcase. Ownership signature of Kenneth Hopkins on front flyleaf. First edition. Portrait frontispiece, facsimile… Read more about this item
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Great Short Stories of the War. England, France, Germany, America. With an introduction by ..
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Great Short Stories of the War. England, France, Germany, America. With an introduction by ..

by Blunden, Edmund, editor

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Used - Black buckram spine, titled in gilt, marbled boards. Near fine, bright copy (minor rubbing) without slipcase
Edition
First edition, no. 30 of 250 copies printed on India paper, sign
Published
1930
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983 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
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London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1930. First edition, no. 30 of 250 copies printed on India paper, signed and numbered by the editor. 983 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black buckram spine, titled in gilt, marbled boards. Near fine, bright copy (minor rubbing) without slipcase. First edition, no. 30 of 250 copies printed on India paper, signed and numbered by… Read more about this item
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Collection of periodicals and printed ephemera relating to Edmund Blunden, Siegfried Sassoon, and the Poets of the first world war, with some items inscribed or signed
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Collection of periodicals and printed ephemera relating to Edmund Blunden, Siegfried Sassoon, and the Poets of the first world war, with some items inscribed or signed

by (Blunden, Edmund)

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Used - Generally fine. In two cloth folding boxes
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2010
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4to and smaller
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[Various places, 2010. 4to and smaller. Generally fine. In two cloth folding boxes. 4to and smaller. A fascinating assembly of scarce and fugitive pieces and about by Blunden and Sassoon and the poets of the Great War. 1. Battle of the Somme. Carmault et Papeghin, editeurs, Paris-Tours, n.d. [1920s]. 20 postcards with tissue interleaving, in printed wrapper. … Read more about this item
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Oriental Series: Japan and China
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Oriental Series: Japan and China

by Brinkley, Captain F.rancis (1841-1912)

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Used - Bound in full green morocco, gilt spines and elaborate floral designs in gilt on covers and spines, spines sunned, t.e.g.., rest
Edition
The Viceroy Edition. "Limited to 50 Numbered and Registered Copi
Published
1902
Binding
Illustrated throughout with wonderful hand-colored prints as inlaid frontispieces and hand-tinted photographs. Printed at the Un
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Boston & Tokyo: J.B. Millet and Co, 1902. The Viceroy Edition. "Limited to 50 Numbered and Registered Copies, of which this is #42." Printed on Japan vellum paper. Illustrated throughout with wonderful hand-colored prints as inlaid frontispieces and hand-tinted photographs. Printed at the University Press Cambridge, Mass. 12 vols. 8vo. Bound in full green morocco, gilt spines and elaborate… Read more about this item
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Grand Gibier et Terres Inconnues autour des grands lacs de l'Afrique Centrale - le Mont Elgon (Uganda & Kenya)

by Bary, Maxime de

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Used - Half orange cloth, leather spine label and original printed pictorial wrappers. Bookplate of Robert Lefevre Pontalis
Edition
First Edition
Published
1910
Binding
Illus. with 86 engravings in text, fold out map. 341, [2]pp. 8vo
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Paris: Plon-Nourrit ert Cie., Imprimeurs-Éditeurs 8, Rue Garanciere, 1910. First Edition. Illus. with 86 engravings in text, fold out map. 341, [2]pp. 8vo. Half orange cloth, leather spine label and original printed pictorial wrappers. Bookplate of Robert Lefevre Pontalis. First Edition. Illus. with 86 engravings in text, fold out map. 341, [2]pp. 8vo.
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Some Chinese Ghosts

by Hearn, Lafcadio

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Used - Original red cloth, top edge red. Spine ends a bit rubbed. Early ownership signature. Very good plus. Skiff and Doheny bookplate
Edition
First edition
Published
1887
Binding
[4], 185 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
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Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1887. First edition. [4], 185 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original red cloth, top edge red. Spine ends a bit rubbed. Early ownership signature. Very good plus. Skiff and Doheny bookplates. Red morocco backed slipcase and cloth chemise. First edition. [4], 185 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Doheny Copy. BAL 7916; Perkins pp.12-13
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Section entitled

Section entitled "Artificier" from the Recueil de Planches ... illustrating the article "Feux d'artifice (Artificier)" in the ENCYCLOPÉDIE

by Diderot, Denis & Jean le Rond d'Alembert

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Used - Removed. Slightly toned at edges, final plate a little ragged at outer edge; otherwise plates and first leaf of text clean and s
Published
1762
Binding
Originally included in the first fascicle ("livraison") of Recueil de planches sur les sciences, les arts libéraux, et les arts
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[Paris: Chez Briasson et. al, 1762. Originally included in the first fascicle ("livraison") of Recueil de planches sur les sciences, les arts libéraux, et les arts méchaniques. 2 pp. text (one leaf) + 7 engraved plates illustrating the tools and craft of making fireworks in 146 images. Folio. Removed. Slightly toned at edges, final plate a little ragged at… Read more about this item
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A Voyage Round the World, Including Travels in Africa, Asia, Australasia, America, Etc., Etc.

A Voyage Round the World, Including Travels in Africa, Asia, Australasia, America, Etc., Etc.

by Holman, James (1786 1857)

Condition
Used - Original green blind stamped marbled cloth, uncut (neatly rebacked in modern cloth. Rebacked as noted, some wear to the fragile
Edition
First edition, half-titles in volumes 1-3 as called for, ads bou
Published
1835
Binding
Engraved portrait and 22 lithographed plates.[ iv], x, [ii], 49, [16, ads]; 2pp.; xiv, 492pp.; xvi, 474pp.; viii, 520pp. 4 vols.
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London: Smith., Elder, 1835. First edition, half-titles in volumes 1-3 as called for, ads bound in at the rear as issued. Engraved portrait and 22 lithographed plates.[ iv], x, [ii], 49, [16, ads]; 2pp.; xiv, 492pp.; xvi, 474pp.; viii, 520pp. 4 vols. 8-7/8 x 5-1/2 inches (22.5 x 14 cm). Original green blind stamped marbled cloth, uncut (neatly rebacked… Read more about this item
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Washington's Farewell Address to the People of the United States
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Washington's Farewell Address to the People of the United States

by Washington, George

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Used - Contemporary quarter brown morocco and marbled boards
Published
1811
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[2], 36pp
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Troy, [N.Y.]: Parker and Bliss, 1811. [2], 36pp. Contemporary quarter brown morocco and marbled boards. [2], 36pp.
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The African Book
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The African Book

by Brakefield, Tom. Author and Photogtrapher

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Used - Bound in full rexine, a.e.g.. Fine in white dropbox
Edition
First Edition, signed by publisher Jim Rikhoff and author/photog
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Oblong folio
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Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press. First Edition, signed by publisher Jim Rikhoff and author/photographer, #122 of 975 copies . An American Heritage Book. Oblong folio. Bound in full rexine, a.e.g.. Fine in white dropbox. First Edition, signed by publisher Jim Rikhoff and author/photographer, #122 of 975 copies . An American Heritage Book. Oblong folio.
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The Voyage of the Challenger. A Personal Narrative of the Historic Circumnavigation of the Globe in the Years 1872-1876...Foreword by Major Roger Swire...Introduction by G. Herbert Fowler
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The Voyage of the Challenger. A Personal Narrative of the Historic Circumnavigation of the Globe in the Years 1872-1876...Foreword by Major Roger Swire...Introduction by G. Herbert Fowler

by Swire, Herbert, Navigating Sub-Lieutenant

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Used - Original 1/4 white buckram with decorations in gold on spine by Lettice Sanford and blue cloth over boards. Without the publishe
Edition
First Edition, limited to 300 sets: this set out of series
Published
1938
Binding
Illustrated with 90 reproductions from paintings and drawings in his Journals, some in color, those "in colour being specially p
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London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1938. First Edition, limited to 300 sets: this set out of series. Illustrated with 90 reproductions from paintings and drawings in his Journals, some in color, those "in colour being specially painted for the edition by hand.". 2 vols. Thin Folio. Original 1/4 white buckram with decorations in gold on spine by Lettice Sanford and… Read more about this item
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Schluss-Apotheose der Kaiser Ouverture fur grosses Orchester ... Partitur
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Schluss-Apotheose der Kaiser Ouverture fur grosses Orchester ... Partitur

by Westmeyer, Wilhelm

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Used - Bound in contemporary Viennese binding of black morocco gilt by Rosenberg (signed in gilt on the blue silk of the front turn-in)
Published
1873
Binding
Chromolithographic title page, three chromolithographic illustrations, and fourteen plates of Westmeyer's musical score, each wi
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Vienna: Friedrich Schreiber, 1873. Chromolithographic title page, three chromolithographic illustrations, and fourteen plates of Westmeyer's musical score, each within a different chromolithographic border, all printed on heavy card. Light wear, some minor foxing internally;. Folio 16 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches (43 x 34 cm). Bound in contemporary Viennese binding of black morocco gilt by Rosenberg (signed in gilt… Read more about this item
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Maria Monk [1817?-1849] and the Nunnery of the Hotel Dieu being an Account of a Visit to the Convents of Montreal, and Refutation of the "Awful Disclosures.

by Stone, William L.

Condition
Used - Green printed wrappers, Very Good, small chips at edges, library stamp at bottom of the title-page
Edition
First Edition
Published
1836
Binding
56pp. 8vo
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New York: Howe & Bates, 1836. First Edition. 56pp. 8vo. Green printed wrappers, Very Good, small chips at edges, library stamp at bottom of the title-page. First Edition. 56pp. 8vo. AI 40340
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Congreso de Panama. Antiguo Arzobispo de Malinas. Traducido del Francés por A. Naucot
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Congreso de Panama. Antiguo Arzobispo de Malinas. Traducido del Francés por A. Naucot

by (PANAMA) Pradt, M. (Dominique Georges Frédéric) de

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Used - Modern red morocco and cloth, front cover off, original printed wrappers bound in
Published
1825
Binding
155pp. 12mo
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Burdeos (Bordeaux): en casa de Lawalle Jóven y Sobrino, 1825. 155pp. 12mo. Modern red morocco and cloth, front cover off, original printed wrappers bound in. 155pp. 12mo. Bolivar propose the Congress which took place in 1826.
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Syria, The Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c. Illustrated in a Series of Views Drawn from Nature by W.H. Bartlett, William Purser and Thomas Allom. With Descriptions of the Plates by John Carne
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Syria, The Holy Land, Asia Minor, &c. Illustrated in a Series of Views Drawn from Nature by W.H. Bartlett, William Purser and Thomas Allom. With Descriptions of the Plates by John Carne

by Carne, John

Condition
Used - Contemporary three quarters green Morocco, a.e.g. Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Published
1838
Binding
2 maps, 120 steel engraved plates. 3 vols. 4to
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London: Fisher, Son & Co, 1838. First Edition. 2 maps, 120 steel engraved plates. 3 vols. 4to. Contemporary three quarters green Morocco, a.e.g. Very Good. First Edition. 2 maps, 120 steel engraved plates. 3 vols. 4to. Weber, 1125; Blackmer, 291; Tobler, p. 148; Rohricht, 1690
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The Real Situation in Russia. Translated by Max Eastman
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The Real Situation in Russia. Translated by Max Eastman

by Trotsky, Leon (1879-1949)

Condition
Used - Red cloth, with loss to back cover. In a Very Good clipped DUST JACKET
Edition
First Edition
Published
1928
Binding
Xxv, 364 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1928. First Edition. xxv, 364 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Red cloth, with loss to back cover. In a Very Good clipped DUST JACKET. First Edition. xxv, 364 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.
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My Abyssinian Journey: A Journey Through Abyssinia from the Red Sea to Nairobi in 1906 in the Days of Emperor Menelik. [cover title]
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My Abyssinian Journey: A Journey Through Abyssinia from the Red Sea to Nairobi in 1906 in the Days of Emperor Menelik. [cover title]

by Boyes, John

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60pp. 8vo
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Nairobi. 60pp. 8vo. Black cloth , with printed cover and back wrapper, bound in. 60pp. 8vo. INSCRIBED. Inscribed: "Kenya Colony/ Sept. 10 1944/the best wishes from the Author/ To The Rev Canaon Morgan... John Boyes.
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Autograph letter, signed (

Autograph letter, signed ("Alix"), Darmstadt 24 March 1892, to Dr. Sell

by Alexandra, Empress of Russia

Condition
Used - Usual folds (with strengthening to tips inside). Near fine. With transcription and translation
Published
1892
Binding
4 pages in German on recto and verso of a bifolium of mourning stationery. 1 vols. 12mo
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Darmstadt, 1892. 4 pages in German on recto and verso of a bifolium of mourning stationery. 1 vols. 12mo. Usual folds (with strengthening to tips inside). Near fine. With transcription and translation. 4 pages in German on recto and verso of a bifolium of mourning stationery. 1 vols. 12mo. The future Empress of Russia, Alexandra, Alix Viktoria, writes… Read more about this item
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Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen. With an Introduction by Lord Ronald Gower
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Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen. With an Introduction by Lord Ronald Gower

by Tytler, Sarah

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Used - Gray blue wrappers 1-8, Parts 9-15 are c in ream wrappers. Some internal repairs and the back wrapper of Part XV laid down. In c
Published
1885
Binding
In 15 Original parts. Illus. WITH Notice about the binding of the whole is pasted on the 15th Part's upper cover. 4to
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London: J.S. Virtue & Co., Limited, 294 City Road, 1885. In 15 Original parts. Illus. WITH Notice about the binding of the whole is pasted on the 15th Part's upper cover. 4to. Gray blue wrappers 1-8, Parts 9-15 are c in ream wrappers. Some internal repairs and the back wrapper of Part XV laid down. In cloth folding box.… Read more about this item
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The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert
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The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert

by Walton, Izaak

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Used - Eighteenth-century speckled calf gilt, boards with gilt roll border, all edges red. Superbly rebacked to period style. Fine copy
Edition
First collected edition
Published
1670
Binding
With four engraved portraits, general title page, separate title-pages for Wotton, Hooker, Herbert; Herbert's letters with conti
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London: Tho. Newcomb for Richard Marriott, 1670. First collected edition. With four engraved portraits, general title page, separate title-pages for Wotton, Hooker, Herbert; Herbert's letters with continuous register and pagination. 1 vols. 8vo. Eighteenth-century speckled calf gilt, boards with gilt roll border, all edges red. Superbly rebacked to period style. Fine copy. Custom solander box. First collected edition.… Read more about this item
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