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The Rebellion of 1837-38: A Bibliography of the Sources of Information in the  Public Reference Library of the City of Toronto, Canada
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The Rebellion of 1837-38: A Bibliography of the Sources of Information in the Public Reference Library of the City of Toronto, Canada

By Locke, George H., Staton, Frances

Toronto, Canada: Toronto Public Libraries, 1924. 81 pp. Edges of wraps discolored, bottom of spine, sticker mostly gone with <one inch split. Pencilled annotation on cover. Clean inside. . Wraps. Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.00

Austria and The Habsburgs: A chronological catalgue of books, documents, letters, etc.; Catalogue No. 876,
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Austria and The Habsburgs: A chronological catalgue of books, documents, letters, etc.; Catalogue No. 876,

London: Maggs Bros. Ltd., 1961. 200 pp. 765 items. Addenda 8 pp. laid in (five more items and picures). 24 pages of bw plates hors text plus frontis plate. Supplement 1, and 2. Index of subjects, index of owners, index of authors, translators, and editors. A fantastic selection of items relating to hundreds of topics. Numerous artists and composers represented. A history of Austria through bibliography. . Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

A Man of Influence: The Extraordinary Career of S. G. Warburg: The Story of the Warburg Dynasty . . . And of the Banking Genius Who Changed the Face of Modern International Finance
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A Man of Influence: The Extraordinary Career of S. G. Warburg: The Story of the Warburg Dynasty . . . And of the Banking Genius Who Changed the Face of Modern International Finance

By Attali, Jacques

Bethesda, Maryland: Adler & Adler, 1987. 380 pp. Jacket is complete but has rubbing, some small tears and a price sticker. Book nearly perfect but for a bit of dust atop the pages. Jacques Attali was the financial advisor to Mitterand. He is the author of Bruits : essai sur l’économie politique de la musique (Noise: The Political Economy of Music), perhaps the most valuable writing on the sociology of music since Adorno. . First American Edition. Quarter Cloth. Near Fine/Very Good-. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations; 12 July 2005;  Sale LO5407
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English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations; 12 July 2005; Sale LO5407

London: Sotheby's London, 2005. 266 pp. 431 lots. History, Lots 1-9; Middle East (the flag of the arab revolt in the first world war, is the most important nationalist symbol in modern arab history), Lot 10; Politics, Lots 11-46; Scence and Economics, Lots 47-51; Film, Theatre and Entertainment, Lots 52-59; English Literature: 16th and 17th century, Lots 60-79; 18th, Lots 80-87; 19th Lots 88-133; 20th, from the estate of a European collector, Lots 134-228; English literature 20th century, Lots 229-321; Art and Architecture, Lots 322-323; Original illustrations by Cliff Wright, Lots 324-344; Children's books, illustrated books, and related drawings, Lots 345-431. Index and bibliography. Featured a painting by Josef Madlener ''the hitherto lost original painting that was the inspiration for Tolkien’s gandalf. given by the artist to the present owner, this important Tolkien item has been in private hands for over sixty years.'' Hammer Price 84,000 GBP. . Wraps. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$30.00

Annam
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Annam

By Bataille, Christophe; Howard, Richard, trans

New York, New York: New Directions, 1996. 87 pp. Translated from the French by Richard Howard. A short, poetic novel about a stranded French mission to Vietnam in the 18th century. The soldiers march off to oblivion and the missionaries are left to confront their belief and work with the peasants in the rice paddies.. First Edition. Quarter Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$5.00

The Man who Believed He Was King of France: A True Medieval Tale
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The Man who Believed He Was King of France: A True Medieval Tale

By Falconieri, Tommaso di Carpegna

Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2008. xi, 220 pp., map, genealogical charts. Uomo che si credeva re di Francia translated by William McCuaig. Fine in a very good dj with only slight wear. Contents: Preface (2005); Preface to the American Edition (2008); Translator's note; Map of Europe in 1360; Chapter I: At Rome; II: At Siena; III: In the East; IV: In the West; V: In Prison; VI: Giannino in History, Legend, and Literature; App. I: The Direct Capetian Line; App. II: The Angevins of Naples and Hungary; Notes; Bibliography; Index. "Giannino's story is so absurd that it has been considered a literary invention, like the Novella del Grasso igna uolo (The Tale of Grasso the Woodworker) or Pirandello's Enrico IV. Nevertheless, just as it is certain that Giannino was not the king of France (because, apart from anything else, he never succeeded in becoming so), it is likewise certain that a Sienese merchant who claimed the Capetian crown for himself really did exist."--from the Preface. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.99

Printed and Manuscript Americana including the Civil War; 9 June 2004;  Sale No. 1388A
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Printed and Manuscript Americana including the Civil War; 9 June 2004; Sale No. 1388A

New York: Christie's: New York, 2004. 179 pp. 435 lots. Lots 233-348: 'The Civil War remains the pivotal event in American history. . . . The following extensive trove of letters presents the war in all its aspects. The collection was amassed largely by an industrious private collector between 1945 and 1965 with the invaluable guidance of the legendary Ralph G. Newman, founder of Chicago's Abraham Lincoln Bookshop. It contains several important Lincoln letters, including confidential correspondence between the president and General Grant in the days leading up to Lee's surrender. There are vivid accounts of combat from officers and men, as well as a large number of rare war-date letters from top Confederate leaders and commanders such as Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, George Pickett, and J. E. B. Stuart.'. Illustrated Wraps. Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$16.00

The daughter of an empress : an historical novel
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The daughter of an empress : an historical novel

By L Muhlbach; Nathaniel Greene (trans.)

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 443 & 445 Broadway, 1867. 255 pp. Four illustrations including frontis.Translation by Nathaniel Greene of Die Tochter einer Kaiserin first published in Berlin by M. Simon in 1848. First American edition. Nice blindstamped red cloth, spine gilt lettered, with some loss at top and bottom of spine, rubbing to corners. Endpapers split. Good. Handsome, in spite of faults. "Was it, perhaps, only an illusive dream that bantered us, only a fata morgana formed by the moonbeams? Or does the serpent of evil really lurk about this paradise? Will destruction find its way into this charmed garden? Ah, no solitude and no wall can afford protection against misforture! It creeps through the strongest lock, and over the highest wall; and while we think ourselves safe, it is already there, close to us, and nearly ready to swallow us up." . First American Edition. Cloth. Good. Large 8vo.

$15.99

Alice's Adventures in Oxford
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Alice's Adventures in Oxford

By Batey, Mavis

Andover, UK: Pitkin Pictorials, 1980. 32 pp. A rub to the rear wrap, and a price sticker. Many unusual photographs and illustrations. ''Mavis Batey tells the story of Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of Christ Church, and the immortal friendship with 'Lewis Carroll', the mathematics don, which inspired the Alice books. Mrs Batey, who is married to the Treasurer of Christ Church, has made a special study of the Oxford background to the famous Alice stories, which throws a new and refreshing light on Lewis Carroll as child-lover and gifted story-teller.''. Illustrated Wraps. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.00