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History and Antiquities of the Castle and Town of Arundel

By Tierney, M. A.

London: G. & W. Nicol, 1834. First Edition . Polished Red Calf. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Two volumes, bound in polished red calf with gilt-ruling on covers, spines have six panels with gilt floral devices in four of them; joints lightly rubbed, a.e.g., plates have moderate foxing and offsetting; contains 7 full page plates, 14 text illustrations and two folding pedigree tables. This copy belonged to William Courthope who carried the title Rouge Croix. Courthope was the editor of Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage between 1833 and 1839. He gave up editing in 1839 when he was appointed Rouge Croix. Volume I is inscribed to him by the wife of a friend and Courthope wrote, "These books were given to me after Norroy's death by his widow, the writer of the above / William Courthope / Rouge Croix Oct. 1857." On the front pastedown of volume I is a handmade bookplate on parchment for William Courthope showing a stag, a hand grasping an anchor, a shield with a gold 5-point star and three black 6-pointed designs; underneath are the words "My hope is not broken." These volumes were later purchased by Robert A. Stewart, Esq. of Guelph, Ontario, Canada from Bernard Quaritch of London. A carbon copy of Stewart's letter and the invoice are tipped in the front.


Secret Memoirs of the Court of Petersburg: Particularlytowards the End of the Reign Of Catharine II

By Masson, Charles F. P.

Philadelphia: R. T. Rawle, 1802. Early Printing . Calf Spine / Marbled Boards. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 322 pp., moderate foxing throughout, ex-library copy with one inkstamp on title page being the only indication; handsomely rebound.


Bundling; Its Origin, Progress and Decline in America

By Stiles, Henry Reed

Albany: Knickerbocker Publishing Company, 1871. No Edition Stated . Rust Cloth. Fine/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains, 138 pp., a clean, bright, tight copy with the gilt printing bright on the spine and cover.


History of Cherry Valley

By Sawyer, John

Cherry Valley, NY: Gazette Print, 1898. No Edition Stated . Tan Cloth Spine/Gray Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cover has some faint spotting on lower portion, 156 pp. including errata, faint water staining along top margin measuring about 3" long by 1/2" deep; corners of about 60 pages are dog-eared and chipped -- the paper on which this is printed is pulp paper and inherently age-toned delicate; a reasonable working copy.