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I Quattro Libri Dell'Architettura by Andrea Palladio

ont> Appresso Dominico de Franceschi : Venetia, 1570 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An exceptional copy of Andrea Palladio's seminal architectural work. A hugely important work, which outlines Palladio's teachings including the nin...

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The Illustrated London News by Various

Various, 1842 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A vanishingly scarce continuous run of the highly influential Victorian periodical The Illustrated London News, replete with many highly desirable folding plates and illustrations and covering some of the most imp...

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Terenti Cum Directorio Vocabulorum Comoediae by Publius Terentius Afer

ont> Johann Gruninger : Strasbourg, 1499 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. An extremely scarce, complete copy of Terence's comedies. The second Guninger edition, adorned with detailed woodcuts. An extremely scarce work. In the original Latin...

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A Series of Designs of Furniture & Decoration in the Styles of Louis XIVth, Francis Ist, Elizabeth, and Gothic by Henry Wood

ont> William Pickering : London, 1845 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A finely bound copy of this seldom complete series of designs by Henry Wood. A bright collection of hand-coloured interior drawings, which is extremely rare in such a lov...

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Crusade in Europe by Dwight Eisenhower

ont> Doubleday and Company : New York, 1948 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). A scarce, unusually fine, important association copy of this famous account of the Second World War. Signed from Eisenhower to one of the other great military ...

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The Annual Register by Edmund Burke; Various

02, 1758 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An exceptionally handsome library set of the long-established and noted periodical 'The Annual Register'. This lengthy run contemporaneously covers many important periods of history including th...

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The Works of H G Wells by H.G. Wells

27, 1924 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A fine, complete set of H. G. Wells' works. Exquisitely bound, in full morocco bindings, with Wells' signature tooled to the front boards. Signed by Wells to the first volum...

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Historical and Statistical Information respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States by Henry R Schoolcraft

/font> Lippincott, Gambo & Co. : London, 1851 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A very scarce, signed presentation set of this important ethnographical work on Native Americans. This was the most extensive nineteenth century work on the subject and is be...

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The Worst Journey in The World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

ont> Constable and Company Limited : London, 1922 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A unique example of this highly influential and very scarce work regarding Robert Falcon Scott's doomed quest for the South Pole, con...

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A Letter to a Friend Upon Occasion of the Death of his Friend by Sir Thomas Brownen

ont> Charles Brome : London, 1690 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. A beautiful binding by Katherine Adams for this important 1st edition copy of this very scarce work by Sir Thomas Browne. From the library of noted collector and bibliographer S...

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Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften by Albert Einstein et al

1922 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A scarce, complete run of the Akademie der Wissenschaften's publications from the year 1922-38, which contain twenty-six first editions of Einstein's lectures held at the Prussian Academy 1922-38. C...

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The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen

ont> H.G. Clarke : London, 1844 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. An extremely scarce, beautifully produced edition of Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'Sense and Sensibility'. With the charming original chromolithogra...

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The Works of Mr William Shakespear by William Shakespear [William Shakespeare] and Nicholas Rowe (Editor)

London - Jacob Tonson, 1709 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. Six volumes of Tonson's dramatic works ofShakespeare. Volumes I-V are in uniform bindings as a set, with the pages trimmed down. Volume VI is bound in a different half calf bindin...

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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches The Vinegar Bible by N/a

17, 1716 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A beautiful set of the famed 'Vinegar Bible' published by John Baskett of Oxford. Dibdin notes this Bible as 'the most magnificent' of the Oxford Bibles. A handsome edition, with this se...

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The Writings of Mark Twain by Mark Twain

ont> Harper and Brothers : London, 1929 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A finely bound, complete set of the great American author Mark Twain's works. A limited edition set, which has been bound in an exceptional calf binding. A first ed...

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