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    $150.00

    Bell's British Theatre Vol. V: Tragedies by ROWE, Nicholas; LEE, Nathaniel; MILLER, Rev

    London: John Bell, 1782. "Bell's Characteristical Edition". Leatherbound. Good. v, 63, 57, 51, 71, 59 p. 18 cm. Six black and white plates featuring actors of the day such as Mrs. Ward, Mr. Smith, Mr. Bensley, Mrs. Barry and Mrs. Hartley. Bound in burgundy half leather with marbled paper boards. Spine label incorrectly states date of publication as 1780. Edges worn. Reference label on front pastedown. Page 59 in first play is chipped in margin. Small tears in first plate. A touch of foxing. Contains five plays by 18th-century British playwrights: "The Royal Convert" by Nicholas Rowe; "Alexander the Great" by Nathaniel Lee; "Mahomet The Imposter" by Rev. Mr. Miller; "Theodosius; or, The Force of Love" by Nathaniel Lee; and "Lady Jane Grey" by Nicholas Rowe. Bound copies originally printed in Edinburgh at the Apollo Press, by the Martins, for Bell in 1782.


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    $35.00

    Moral and Political Dialogues; With Letters on Chivalry and Romance. Volume the Second by HURD, The Reverend Doctor

    London: T. Cadell, 1771. Fourth Edition. Leatherbound. Good +. 331 p. 19 cm. Leather. From our As Is shelf. Front board and first pages detached, most of spine missing, corners worn. Ink signature on front free endpaper. Pages neat and bright. Contains: Dialogue IV. On the Age of Q. Elizabeth. Mr. Digby, Dr. Arbuthnot, Mr. Addison. Dialogues V, VI. On the Constitution of the English Government. Sir J. Maynard, Mr. Somers, BP. Burnet.


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    £250.00

    Highways & Byways [ 27 Volumes. Soft Leather Bindings. ] by Lang Andrew [ and Others ]

    London: Macmillan & Co, 1923. 27 volumes. Highways & Byways. 1. The Border. 2. Hampshire. 3. Wiltshire. 4. Somerset. 5. Galloway & Carrick. 6. Hertfordshire. 7. Northumberland. 8. West Highlands. 9. Normandy. 10. Gloucestershire. 11. Sussex. 12. Donegal & Antrim. 13. Shakespeare's Country. 14. Kent. 15. Surrey. 16. Hardy's Wessex. 17. Nottinghamshire. 18. Devon & Cornwall. 19. North Wales. 20. Oxford & The Cotswolds. 21. Yorkshire. 22. Dorset. 23. Berkshire. 24. Leicestershire. 25. Buckinghamshire. 26. Lake District. 27. South Wales. Bound in original publishers brown soft leather, with gilt lettering on spines and top boards, top gilt edges. Bindings lightly rubbed on edges, 8 volume have some minor nicks, or wear loss. Generally all bindings in very good clean condition. Internally, 9 volumes have a previous owners name or bookplate. Pages and illustrations in very good clean condition. A very nice clean run of volumes, in very attractive bindings. . Soft Leather . Very Good. 8vo.


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    $250.00

    The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. Volume XVII. For the Year M.DCC.XLVII by URBAN, Sylvanus

    London: Edw. Cave, 1747. Leatherbound. Fair. [7], 4-622, [16] p. 21 cm. Frontispiece engraving, contents page illustrations (same repeated), fold-out maps of France, Italy, Maestricht, the Marquisate and Plan of Bergen op Zoom with the French Camp and Attacks (1747), Mt. Vesuvius, Breda, fold-out view of Genoa harbour, numerous other plates and in-text illustrations, 3 p. of coats of arms for English peers, music for A Hunting Song and a new Loyal Song. Full leather. From our As Is shelf. Corners and edges worn, boards very loose, large piece of leather missing on rear panel. Front free endpaper detached, Page 287 detached with chipped and creased edges, large chip out of p. 339 with loss of text. Contents for each section. Index at rear. Articles on such topics as curing sea-sickness, why metals rust, smallpox inoculation, prodigious number of monks in France, etc. Regular features are lists of "ships taken," review of journals, poetry, births, deaths, preferments, and so on. Interesting.


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    £632.50

    Aeolus: or, the constitutional politician. With the remarks of a Briton on the trial of the Irish chairmen; a gentle reproof to the Monthly Reviewers; and a free conversation between an elector and his representative. In a letter to Sylvanus Urban, Esq. by [MATIUS*]

    London: printed for S. Bladon. 1770. 8vo., vii + (1) + 183 + (1)pp., including the half-title, bound in late 19th century half calf over marbled boards, some wear, particularly to corners, upper joint cracked but sound. A good copy. First and only edition. * Signed at the end 'Matius', but the actual identity of the writer not known. The remarks of a Briton> concern the trial of L. Balfe and E. M'Quirk who were found guilty of the murder of George Clarke, a Wilkinite lawyer at an election riot in Brentford in December 1768. The 'Constitutional politician' refers to John Wilkes himself.


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    $800.00

    The Noble Slaves. Being an Entertaining History of the Surprising Adventures, and Remarkable Deliverances, from Algerine Slavery, of Several Spanish Noblemen and Ladies of Quality by [Aubin, Penelope]

    New-Haven: George Bunce, 1798. Second American edition. iv, [5]-216 pp. 12mo. Rebound in half calf and marbled boards, black morocco lettering piece. Front free endpaper damaged with loss along fore-edge, corners of title-page creased with loss at lower corner, text toned and stained. Second American edition. iv, [5]-216 pp. 12mo. The second American edition of this tale of the horrors of slavery as experienced by white Christians, by the moralizing author Penelope Aubin (ca.1679-1738?). First published in London in 1722 as The Noble Slaves: Or the Lives and Adventures of Two Lords and Two Ladies. This New Haven edition is preceded by the Danbury, Connecticut, edition of 1797. ESTC W19009 (4 copies)


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    $850.00

    The Surinam Album by Maria Sibylla Merian; Julie Harvey

    London: Folio Society, 2006. Collector's Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Includes the massive leather bound volume 55 x 36 cm green leather bound volume containing 91 tipped in watercolor reproductions, a 25 x 16 cm, 85 page commentary volume, copies of 5 of the watercolors in an envelope along with the books all housed inside a green clamshell box. Folio Society facsimile of The Surinam Album. Limited to 1000 copies. There is some scratching to the clamshell. From the Folio Society letter: " Maria Sibylla Merian was one of the 17th and 19th centuries' great painters of plants and animals, standing alongside artists like Redoute, Ehret and Bauer. Many books on botanical art reproduce images from the Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, a selection of 60 engravings she published in 1705... Merian's paintings contian subtleties of colour and drawing which could not be reproduced by 18th century methods, making the originals incomparably superior to the engravings."


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    $150.00

    The Works of the Right Honourable Henry late L. Delamer, and Earl of Warrington by DELAMER, Henry

    London: John Lawrence & John Dunton, 1694. Leatherbound. Good +. [14], 144, 684 [658], [10] p. 18 cm. Full leather. Corners bumped, boards rubbed with scuff on rear. Ink notations on front endpapers and ink signature on title page. Rear free endpaper half missing. Title continues: "Containing His Lordships Advice to His Children, Several Speeches in Parliament, &c. With Many Other Occasional Discourses On the Affairs of the Two Last Reigns: Being Original Manuscripts Written with His Lordships own Hand. Never before printed." 10 p. of publisher's ads at rear.


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    $35.00

    The San Francisco Earthquake (The Leather-Bound Library of American History) by Thomas, Gordon; Morgan Witts, Max

    Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1989. Crisp, clean pages with no owners' marks or bookplate; except for a few little scratches in the gilding along the top edge of the page block, mild darkening along the spine, and spots of shelf rubbing at the tips of the free corners, otherwise excellent. 316pp. Full red leather, gilt titles and decoration, bound-in ribbon markers, decorative endpapers, all page edges gilded, "Notes from History" insert laid in. From "The Leather-Bound Library of American History" series.. Full Leather. Very Good.


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    The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale. Supposed to be Written by Himself by [GOLDSMITH, Oliver]

    London: J. Davies et al, 1783. Leatherbound. Fair. 2 vols. in 1: 135, 128 p. 18.5 cm. Leather binding. From our As Is shelf. Front board and free endpaper detached, rear hinge cracked, spine ends chipped and corners worn. Some spotting inside. Ink signature on title page.


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    $200.00

    THE WORKS OF THE RIGHT HONORABLE LORD BYRON. VOL. I II III & IV. (FOUR VOLUMES) by Lord Byron

    New York: E. Duyckinck and G. Long, 1821. Full Leather. Very Good binding. 32mo. The Works of Lord Byron, published by Duyckinck and Long, complete in four volumes. Frontispiece and engraved title page at the start of each volume; Vol. I appears to be lacking its printed t.p. Previous owners' names and notes in pencil and ink on the endpapers and flyleaves. Minor loss at the extremities of the spines. Rear board of Vol. IV reattached by a conservator using Japanese tissue. Full calf with gilt lettering and decoration. Very Good. 32mo. Very Good binding.


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    £575.00

    The gentleman's pocket-farrier; shewing, how to use your horse on a journey. And what remedies are proper for common misfortunes that may befal him on the road. by BURDON, Capt. William

    London: printed for the author by S. Buckley in Amen-Corner. 1730. 8vo., (18) + 101 + (13)pp., in a fine old-style half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt with raised bands and labels. A handsome copy. First edition. A charming pocket book for the discerning (and prudent) gentleman, much expanded in numerous later printings right through the 18th century. American editions were also published ca. 1778-1793. 'A farrier is as useful a trade as any other in His Majesty's Dominions; we commonly call him Doctor, because he professes physick and surgery among horses; and some are good sensible men; but people who are able to give their sons learning, seldom bind 'em to that trade; so that farriers are oblig'd to take such apprentices as they can get, without regard to their education. ..... Thus many are illiterate, and some totally incapable of improvement. ..... The design therefore of this little treatise, is to inform gentlemen, 1st. what methods are best to be us'd if their horses fall lame. 2dly. What medicines are proper to give 'em when sick. 3dly. How to direct the manual operations, and escape the impositions of ignorant men'. [Prefece].


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    $18.99

    The Island Way (Hawaiian Bicentennial Library - Signed Limited Edition) by Bob Krauss

    Island Heritage, 1975. Signed/Numbered/Limited Edition. Leather Bound. Very Good. James F. Morgan (photos). Leather Bound. 1975. This is copy #502 of a Limited Edition of Five Thousand Copies from the Hawaiian Bicentennial Library & is SIGNED by the author. Minor scuff on front cover, but otherwise a crisp & clean copy.


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    A Dictionary, Spanish and English, and English and Spanish by BARETTI, Joseph

    London: F. Wingrave, 1800. New edition, corrected and greatly enlarged. Leatherbound. Fair. Unpaginated. Three columns of text per page. Two parts in one volume. 28 cm. Full leather with raised bands, gilt trim, burgundy spine label. From our As Is shelf. Front board detached and rear hinge tender. Corners worn. Bookplate on front pastedown. Front free endpaper detached. A little foxing to first and last pages. A neat and clean text block. Title continues: "Containing, The Signification of Words, and their different Uses; together with The Terms of Arts, Sciences, and Trades; and The Spanish Words accented and spelled according to the Regulation of the Royal Spanish Academy of Madrid."


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    £345.00

    A letter to the Rev. Richard Elliott, in refutation of his charges against the Unitarians, in a sermon, at Huddersfield, March 11, 1792. by [SMART, Thomas]

    Huddersfield: printed and sold by J. Brook, n.d. [1792]. 12mo., iv + (5) - 23 + (1)pp., bound in 19th century black half calf over cloth boards, spine gilt and labelled, gilt edges. A very good copy. Only edition. Very rare. ESTC & OCLC locate copies at only 3 libraries: BL + NLS + John Rylands.> [bound with], MOORHOUSE, W[illiam]> The refutation refuted. A letter, addressed to Mr. T. Smart, printer, Huddersfield; in answer to a letter from him, addressed to Mr. Elliott, Methodist preacher.> Huddersfield: printed for, and sold by the author: sold also by J. Brook. 1792. 12mo., vi + (7) - 48pp. A very good copy. Only edition. Very rare. Copies located by OCLC & ESTC only at Trinity Cambridge + Wesley Coll. + York Minster + UCLA.> A pair of related pamphlets apparently supporting or challenging the controversial Unitarian view of God, a position already supported by Priestley (1770) but against which penal Acts were to be in force until 1813.


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    $200.00

    The Prose Epitome by KNOX, Vicesimus

    London: C. Dilly, 1791. Leatherbound. Good. xxiv, 454 p. 14 cm. Elaborate title page vignette. Full leather. Spine label defaced, white mark on spine, tear in rear lower hinge, corners bumped. Union Library label on front pastedown. Front free endpaper loosening, some stains in text. Title continues: "Or, Elegant Extracts Abridged From the Larger Volume, For The Improvement of Scholars at Classical and other Schools, in the Art of Speaking; In Reading, Thinking, Composing; And in the Conduct of Life." Contains sections: Moral and Religious; Catechetical Lectures; Classical and Historical; Orations and Characters; Narratives, Dialogues with other humorous, facetious and entertaining Pieces and with Specimens of Natural History."


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    $1,875.00

    Recueil de Planches sur les Sciences les Arts Liberaux et les Arts Mechaniques avec Leur Explication (12 Volumes in Six) by Diderot, Denis and Jean le Rond d'Alembert

    Paris: Cercle du Livre Precieux, 1964-1966. reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/None. Complete six volume set, leather bound, limited to 3000 copies, #789. Modern mottled leather, raised bands, red and green leather spine labels, marbled endpapers, compartments decorated in gilt. Modern mottled leather, raised bands, red and green leather spine labels, marbled endpapers, compartments decorated in gilt. Most pages are plates with many fold-outs, red ribbon markers. An astonishing collection of engravings with accompanying keys (text in French) covering a wide range of subjects including Mathematical figures, astronomy, military formations and tactics, navigation, marine signaling, hydraulics and so on. Most of the plates fold out, sometimes with two folds. Facsimiles of the 1762-1772 set. Huge, heavy volumes that make overseas shipping prohibitive. Very good plus with only the front fly leaf in Volume 6 gone. Record # 412377


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    Methode Pour Etudier La Geographie. Tome VII by DUFRESNOY, M. L'Abbe' Lenglet

    Paris: Rollin & Debure, 1742. Trosieme edition. Leatherbound. Very good +. xv, 653, [2] p. 17 cm. Fold-out map of the ancient world. Full leather with raised bands and gilt trim. All edges red. Marbled endpapers. Tiny hole in upper spine. Clean and neat, including map. Title continues: "Ou L'on Donne Une Descriptions exacte de l'Univers, formée sur les Observations de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, & sur les Auteurs originaux. Avec Un Discours Preliminaire sur l'étude de cette Science, & un Catalogue des Cartes Geographiques, Relations, Voyages, & Descriptions nécessaires pour la Géographie."


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    Gulliver’s Travels by  Swift, Jonathan

    Norwalk, CT: Easton Press. Hardcover. Great Condition. There may be a few scratches to the gilt of the book. . This Easton Press Collector's Edition is bound genuine leather, with elegant gilt design to boards, gilded page-edges, and endpapers of silk-moire fabric. The classic hubbed spines of four raised bands have 22K gold accents and there is a permanent satin ribbon page marker. The pages are thread-sewn for strength and durability, have long-lasting, acid-neutral, archival quality paper, and a handsome, readable typeface.


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    Vie et Lettres de Gellert. Traduites de L'Allemand par Madame D. L. F. Vol. I by [DE LA FITE, Marie Elisabeth (trans.)]

    Autrecht: J. Van Schonhoven & Comp, 1775. Leatherbound. Very good. Vol. I only: 191 p. 21 cm. Frontispiece engraving and title page vignette. Full leather with gilt impressign to spine. Some wear to gilt, spine ends slightly chipped, corners worn. Small reference label on front pastedown. French text.


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    £750.00

    Cabala : sive Scrinia sacra. Mysteries of state & government: in letters of illustrious persons, and great agents ; in the reigns of Henry the Eight. [ Bound with the Additional Supplement to the Cabala ] by Bacon Francis

    London: Printed for G. Bedel, and T. Collins, and are to be sold at their shop at the Middle-Temple-gate in Fleetstreet 1654 , 1654. Bound with the Scrinia Ceciliana: Mysteries of State & Government: in Letters of the late Famous Lord Burghley, and Other Grand Ministers of State... Being a Further Additional Supplement to the Cabala, first edition. G. Bedel and P. Collins, 1663. Three parts in 1 volume. Collation, [18],347,[13],[12],355, [ i.e. 255],[17],[1],[14],228,,[8],pp. Book measures 7 3/4 x 6 inches. Bound in full period calf, raised bands. Calf rubbed, scuffed on edges and corners, tail of spine worn with loss, head of spine repaired. Generally binding in good clean firm condition. Internally, pages clean throughout. A nice copy, with the addition part. . Full Period Calf. Very Good. Quarto.


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    Ductor Historicus: Or, A Short System of Universal History, And An Introduction to the Study of it. Vol. I only by HEARNE, Tho

    London: Tim. Childe, 1705. The Second Edition, very much Augmented and Improv'd. Leatherbound. Good. [18], 494, [12] p. 20 cm. Frontispiece. Leather with blind tooling. All edges red. From our As Is shelf. Front board loose, hinges cracked and leather torn, spine ends chipped, corners worn. Bookplate on front pastedown. Wormholes in margins throughout. Front free endpaper loose. Ink initials on title page.


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    $375.00

    The Rod in India, Being Hints How to Obtain Sport, With Remarks on the Natural History of Fish, Their Culture and Value; and Illustrations of Fish and Tackle by Thomas, Henry Sullivan

    London: Hamilton Adams, 1881. Second edition. 25 lithographic plates (8 colored), 5 woodcuts. xxvi, 436, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Contemporary half calf, binder's ticket of T. Arpathassamy Pillay, Trich[inopol]y Fort. Slightly rubbed at extremities. Very good. Second edition. 25 lithographic plates (8 colored), 5 woodcuts. xxvi, 436, [4, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Westwood & Satchell, p. 208


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    Travels Through Germany, Bohemia, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, and Lorrain. Vol. II by KEYSLER, John George

    London: G. Keith et al, 1760. Leatherbound. Good +. [6], 474, [22] p. 21 cm. Leather. Gilt wearing off spine, chip in label, spine ends chipped, boards rubbed, corners worn. Title continues: "Giving a True and Just Description of the Present State of those Countries; Their Natural, Literary, and Political History; Manners, Laws, Commerce, Manufactures, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Coins, Antiquities, Curiositis of Art and Nature, &c. Illustrated With Copper-Plates, engraved from Drawings taken on the Spot. By John George Keysler, Fellow of the Royal Society in London. Carefully translated from the Second Edition of the German." Despite what it says in the title, there are no plates in this volume.


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