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THE CREATOR'S WONDERS IN LIVING NATURE; OR MARVELS OF LIFE IN THE VEGETABLE AND ANIMAL KINGDOMS [second volume, though not stated]

THE CREATOR'S WONDERS IN LIVING NATURE; OR MARVELS OF LIFE IN THE VEGETABLE AND ANIMAL KINGDOMS [second volume, though not stated]

by HERMAN, KLEIN AND THOMÉ (trans. J. Minshull)

London: Ward, Lock, and Co Large octavo, full light tan calf by Relfe, gilt, with gilt armorial at front board (Ashton Grammar School, Dunstable), marbled endpapers and edges, xiv + pp.378-822, engraved illustrations. Binding rubbed, boards very slightly bowed, endpapers splitting over hinges (no detachments imminent), heavy foxing at endpapers, prelims., text and illustrations scarcely affected. Volume sound, and with prize inscription (1889) preceding half-title.. Hard Cover.
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£45.00
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS & OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH ACCORDING TO THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND &C.

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS & OTHER RITES AND CEREMONIES OF THE CHURCH ACCORDING TO THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND &C.

by N.A

N.P.: N.P. (Not dated, ca. 1930) Octavo, full tan morocco, single-line border and gilt cross at front board, raised bands and floral decorations at spine, marbled endpapers, iv, 373pp. Minor rubbing at extremities, gilt a little rubbed/dulled at spine, pages lightly tanned, just a little foxing. Owner's signature at first blank leaf. A good, sound copy. (The Book of 1662 with permissive additions & deviations approved in 1927). Hard Cover.
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£22.00
HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE II

HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE II

by MRS OLIPHANT

Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1870. Octavo, dark blue three-quarter crushed morocco by Fazakerley of Liverpool, inlaid foliate gilt in four compartments, gilt lettering in second and third compartments, marbled boards with plain gilt rules, 504pp. top edge gilt. Foxing at remaining edges, at blanks and prelims., text leaves scarcely affected, and where so, only marginally. A sound, square, presentable copy in well-preserved binding. . Hard Cover.
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£50.00
The Christian Psalter: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social  And Private Worship.

The Christian Psalter: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social And Private Worship.

Boston: Charles C. Little & James Brown. Very Good. 1841. First Edition (?). Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Ornate red morocco, gilt arabesque, all edges gilt, xxvii, [1], 548p. **Gilt stamped "Pulpit" from the First Church of Boston. .
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$125.00
STUDIES IN EUROPEAN HISTORY BEING ACADEMICAL ADDRESSES

STUDIES IN EUROPEAN HISTORY BEING ACADEMICAL ADDRESSES

by VON DÖLLINGER, John Ignatius (trans. Margaret Warre

London: John Murray, 1890. Octavo, full polished calf by Mudie, foliate gilt, red morocco label, boards with two-line gilt borders, marbled endpapers and edges, gravure portrait fronts., 426pp. Ex-library, binding with minor rubbing and no library marks, joint exposed at first blank at same rear blank, no detachments, still reasonably sound. Text clean.. Hard Cover.
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£25.00
THE POETICAL WORKS OF OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES [four volumes in two]

THE POETICAL WORKS OF OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES [four volumes in two]

by HOLMES, Oliver Wendell

Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1892. Four volumes in two, 16mo., red straight-grained half-morocco by Douglas & Foulis of Edinburgh, green title labels, gilt, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed, partially unopened. Vols. I and II, Earlier Poems, ix + 225pp., Songs in Many Keys Etc., viii + 276pp., Vols. III and IV, Poems from the Breakfast-Table Series, xi + 256pp., Later Poems Etc., xi + 372pp. Each of the four volumes with original wraps bound-in at end of text. Light wear... Read more
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£65.00
Die Antike Kunst, I:  Handbuch Der Kunstwissenschaft

Die Antike Kunst, I: Handbuch Der Kunstwissenschaft

by Curtius, Ludwig

Berlin-Neubabelsberg: AAdemische Verlagsgesellschaft Athenaion. Cloth - Hard Cover. Very Good+/No Dust Jacket. 4to. Copyright is 1913. 293 pages, plus nine plate leaves with tipped on illustrations. Corners are lightly bumped and very slight signs of use. Overall a tight, bright, and very clean copy. Due to weight, additional charges may apply for Priority and/or International shipping.
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$35.00
A COLLECTION OF SERMONS [chiefly at St. Paul's]

A COLLECTION OF SERMONS [chiefly at St. Paul's]

by LIDDON, H[enry] P[arry]

Various: Various (75 sermons, 1870s.) (75 sermons, 1870s.) Octavo, full black morocco by Edmond and Spark, Aberdeen, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Various paginations, chiefly from The Penny Pulpit; some with drop-head title, others with full title: The First Five Minutes after Death, The New Covenant, The Great Exemplar, The Resurrection Indispensable to the Christian Faith, Religious EnthusiasmThe Solitude of Christ in Redemption, The Blood of Christ; Optimism, Pessimism, and Christianity;... Read more
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£60.00
The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart (Volume IX ONLY of Twelve volumes); Rokeby

The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart (Volume IX ONLY of Twelve volumes); Rokeby

by Scott, Sir Walter

Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1861. Full Leather. Good+/No Dust Jacket. 12mo. 440 pages. Full red leather covers with gilt lettering and decoration. Raised spine bands. Marbled end leaves. All edges of text are gilded. Covers show fairly light rubbing. Light general wear, though overall tight and otherwise clean.
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$20.00
Memoirs of the Life and Reign of King George the Third in three volumes

Memoirs of the Life and Reign of King George the Third in three volumes

by John Heneage Jesse

London: Tinsley Brothers, 1867. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Three volume set. 22 x 14.5 cm. Octavo. x 601pg x 562pg ix 616pg. Bound in full brown leather with blue and red spine labels. Marble foredges and endpapers. Some scuffing to the spine labels. Some light rubbing to the joints. Indentation to front cover of volume 2.
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$200.00
A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome with Notices of The So-Called "Amazons," The Grand Customs, The Yearly Customs, The Human Sacrifices, The Present State of the Slave Trade and The Negro's Place in Nature (Two Volumes)

A Mission to Gelele, King of Dahome with Notices of The So-Called "Amazons," The Grand Customs, The Yearly Customs, The Human Sacrifices, The Present State of the Slave Trade and The Negro's Place in Nature (Two Volumes)

by Burton, Richard F. (Edited By Isabel Burton)

London: Tylston and Edwards, 1893. Volumes III and IV of The Memorial Edition of the Works of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton, though this title is complete in these two volumes. 256 & 305 pages. Gilt stamped lettering and decoration on black cloth. Light wear on spines where a small library sticker was removed. There is also a little light wear at crowns. Covers show some mild wrinkles in cloth and a fairly light crease near the upper edge of Volume II Ink stamp of a masonic lodge is seen on the... Read more
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$250.00
History of the Indian Tribes of North America with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington

History of the Indian Tribes of North America with Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of the Principal Chiefs Embellished with One Hundred and Twenty Portraits, from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington

by McKenney, Thomas L. And James Hall

Philadelphia: D. Rice & A. N. Hart, 1855. Third Edition, Thus . Full Leather. Good+/No Dust Jacket. Royal Quarto. Originally published in folio between 1836 and 1844, the three volume set was first reissued in royal octavo from 1848-1850. This is the third octavo edition, with 120 hand colored plates produced by J. T. Bowen whose lithographs were used in all four of the first octavo editions. The lithographs are based upon the original paintings of Charles Bird King, which were destroyed by a... Read more
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$15000.00
The Pilgrim's Progress... with Explanatory Notes by William Mason,  and A Llife of the Author, by Josiah Conder.

The Pilgrim's Progress... with Explanatory Notes by William Mason, and A Llife of the Author, by Josiah Conder.

by Bunyan, John

London: Fisher, Son, & Co. - Caxton Press. Very Good-; Several leaves porotrude from the text-block, some light . foxing.. N.D.. Eighth Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Ornate gilt publisher's black morocco, all edges gilt, lvii, 447p., illustrated with plates. .
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$100.00
THE POETICAL WORKS OF LONGFELLOW

THE POETICAL WORKS OF LONGFELLOW

by LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

London: Humphrey Milford/Oxford University Press, 1925. Octavo, dark blue polished calf by Bickers, gilt, marbled endpapers, mono. portrait fronts., viii + 885pp. in double-column, marbled edges. Spine faded to tan, minor rubbing, a few minor soils. Contents clean. A sound, square copy.. Hard Cover.
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£22.00
The Travels of Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo

by (Introduction by Douglas M. Painter; Revised and Edited with a Foreword By Manuel Komroff)

Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press Copyright of this edition is 1992. 477 pages. Full brown leather covers with raised spine bands and gilt stamped lettering/decoration. Silk morie end leaves and sewn in book mark. All edges of text are gilded. There is a little sight rubbing seen on the fore edge of the text block. Volume is otherwise Fine.. Full Leather. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Nikolai Fyodorovitch Lapshin.
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$75.00
AUCASSIN & NICOLETTE

AUCASSIN & NICOLETTE

by LANG, Andrew (trans.)

London: George Routledge & Sons, 1905. Octavo, quarter vellum, art-Nouveau floral gilt with contrasting dark olive label at spine, eggshell blue cloth boards, marbled endpapers, half-title, fronts., xxii + 91pp. [2], 11 further full-page photogravures after drawings by Gilbert James, all with tissue-guards. Board margins tanned, internal tanning, not severe, some foxing, mostly light, marginal, more remarkable at endpapers and fronts., though again not at all heavy. Edges tanned, minimal wear. A... Read more
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£45.00
Letters to Dead Authors (in a Stikeman Binding).

Letters to Dead Authors (in a Stikeman Binding).

by Andrew Lang

Stikeman & Co. binding. Half dark brown morocco over marbled boards with gilt rule; 5 raised bands and gilt particulars to spine. Top edge gilt; silk ribbon present. Marbled endpapers. Limited to 212 copies, this being #86. Previous owner's bookplate with "N.J.D. 1900" written on slab in engraving by W. F. (William Fowler) Hopson adhered to front pastedown. Otherwise, no previous owners' names or other markings. Pages bright and clean. Shipped through USPS Priority insured mail. 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches.
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$235.00
THE LITERARY REMAINS OF CHARLES STUART CALVERLEY

THE LITERARY REMAINS OF CHARLES STUART CALVERLEY

by CALVERLEY, Charles Stuart, SENDALL, Walter J. [memoir]

London: George Bell and Sons, 1885. Octavo, tan half-morocco by Zaehnsdorf, marbled boards and edges, engraved portrait fronts., vignette title, ix + 281pp. top edge gilt, full-page sepia illustration. A little foxing at prelims. and fore-edge, nothing serious; a few minor spots at spine and adjoining margins, overall a good, sound copy. (Poems in English, Latin and Greek). Second Edition.. Hard Cover.
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£40.00
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS

by N.A

London: Geoffrey Cumberlege/Oxford University Press "Bourgeois 32mo" India Paper edition, full vellum, gilt lettering at spine, marbled endpapers, 719pp. all edges gilt. A little foxing, scarcely remarkable, except at rear blank leaves; some creasing in text block. Minor soil at rear board, binding in very good order. Not dated. A sound, quite well-preserved copy.. Hard Cover.
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£40.00
LA POESIE

LA POESIE

by GIUSTI, Giuseppe, cur G. Carducci

G. Barbèra, 1889. Thick 48mo., mock vellum, gilt, red leather label at spine, Fleur de Lys at front board, borders (faded/rubbed) in red; marbled endpapers, engraved portrait fronts., xciv + 612pp. all edges red. Label worn at edges, boards darkened/minor soiling, tissue guard at fronts. foxed and torn with some loss. Otherwise very little foxing, endpapers tanned, neat Christmas gift inscription at first blank, ticket of Loescher & Seeber, Firenze, at front paste-down endpaper. Sound and... Read more
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£25.00
PETIT CARÊME DE MASSILLON, ÉVÉQUE DE CLERMONT

PETIT CARÊME DE MASSILLON, ÉVÉQUE DE CLERMONT

by N.A. [Jean Baptiste Massillon]

Paris: Chez Lefèvre, 1815. 20mo., early full calf, with Classical urn decorations and black leather title label at spine, gilt borders, marbled endpapers, engraved portrait title [5] pp2-391 [1] all edges gilt. Mild rubbing, small hole at half-title, tanning/foxing largely confined to prelims., endpapers, text clean. Latin inscription at verso fly-leaf (1818). A sound, pleasing copy.. Hard Cover.
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£35.00
GODFREY OF BULLOIGNE; OR, THE RECOVERY OF JERUSALEM: DONE INTO ENGLISH HEROICAL VERSE FROM THE ITALIAN OF TASSO [two volumes]

GODFREY OF BULLOIGNE; OR, THE RECOVERY OF JERUSALEM: DONE INTO ENGLISH HEROICAL VERSE FROM THE ITALIAN OF TASSO [two volumes]

by FAIRFAX, Edward (trans.) [Torquato Tasso]

London: G. Cox Two volumes, 16mo., uniform polished red calf, armorial gilt with contrasting green labels at spine, marbled edges and endpapers; vol. I (1853, stated seventh edition) 284pp., engraved illustration; vol. II (1844, stated seventh edition) 275pp. + advert. leaf, engraved illustrations. Very mild rubbing at spine, spine edges, extremities, just a little internal foxing/tanning, first volume with strained joint at title, not threatening, one leaf proud, not detaching. Vol. II lacking ribbon... Read more
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£55.00
CYRANO DE BERGERAC: COMEDIE HEROÏQUE EN CINQ ACTES, EN VERS

CYRANO DE BERGERAC: COMEDIE HEROÏQUE EN CINQ ACTES, EN VERS

by ROSTAND, Edmond

Paris: Librairie Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1906. Octavo, half leather, gilt decorations in compartments, marbled boards and endpapers, 215pp. bound in publisher's printed wraps. Light soiling at leather, light rubbing at extremities, spine edges; pages tanned, some foxing, some strained joints, including front hinge. Holding. A fair copy.. Trois Cent Huitième Mille.. Hard Cover.
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£18.00
DE ANIMI TRANQUILLITATE DIALOGUS

DE ANIMI TRANQUILLITATE DIALOGUS

by VOLUSENO, Florentio [Florence Wilson] ed. Wishart

Edinburgi: Hamilton, Balfour et Neill, 1751. Octavo, vellum, inked at head of spine "F. Volluseno/Animi Tranquillitate". Stub facing title, [3] iv-xxxii, 292pp. [22]; or, [2] A2-Qq2 [6]. Mild staining at vellum, top and bottom cords showing through spine edges, with some separation of endpapers over hinges, still very soundly bound, mild staining and foxing at endpapers, text throughout clean and fairly crisp. Old bookseller's catalogue detail pasted down inside rear board; in pencil at... Read more
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£175.00
So This Then is the Battle of Waterloo.

So This Then is the Battle of Waterloo.

by Hugo, Victor

Alhambra CA: Private Press Of C. F. Braun & Co.. Very Good-; Uneven fading of leather.. [1966]. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Teal blue full morocco, 105,[1]p., frontispiece, ornate intials in color. .
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$25.00