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Works. The Woorkes of Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed, with Divers  Addicions, whiche were Never...
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Works. The Woorkes of Geffrey Chaucer, Newly Printed, with Divers Addicions, whiche were Never in Printe Before: With the siege and destruccion of the worthy citee of Thebes, compiled by Jhon Lidgate, Monke of Berie. As in the table more plainly dooeth appere. First issue of the Stowe Edition.

by Goeffrey Chaucer, edited and augmented by John Stowe

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Fifth edition.
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Full calf. Probable first issue of the Stowe Edition with Chaucer's arms dated 1560 and before woodcut additions. Relative to the precedence of issues of the 1561 Stowe edition David R. Carlson ("The Woodcut Illustrations in Early Printed Editions of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales," in Chaucer Illustrated: Five Hundred Years of The Canterbury Tales in Pictures [British Library, 2003]) states "the most plausible explanation seems to be that the printer and publisher of the [Stowe] edition, came into possession of the woodcuts belatedly after most of the press work for the edition had been done. After obtaining the blocks, they ran up a new issue of the beginning of the book, incorporating a "General Prologue" illustrated with woodcut. In all documented cases, the unillustrated [i.e. first]"General Prologue" occurs with a title page showing the Chaucer arms, dated 1560 at the top of the shield. A different title-page, dated 1561, is found in copies incorporating the [woodcut] illustrated… Read More
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Felis Onca, Linn. Jaguar.
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Felis Onca, Linn. Jaguar.

by John James Audubon

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First Edition
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No. 21, Plate CI from Audubon's Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Brilliant hand-colored lithograph transferred to stone by W.E. Hitchcock and R. Trembly and printed by J.T. Bowen. Overall sheet size: 53.5 x 70 cm. (21 1/8 x 27 5/8 inches); image size (sans text) approximately 44 x 61 cm (17 1/4 x 24 inches). Fore edge gilt. Superb copy without toning, foxing, mat burn or tears.; Folio; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail.
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Icones anatomicae quotquot sunt celabratories ex optimis neotericum  operibus depromtae et...
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Icones anatomicae quotquot sunt celabratories ex optimis neotericum operibus depromtae et collectae. Atlas volumes.: Plates to text volumes Iconum anatomicorum explicatio

by Leopoldo Marco Antonio Caldani & Caldani, Floriano

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First Edition
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Paperback
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Three 21 x 28 1/8 inch (534 x 715 mm) untrimmed folio atlas volumes in four in original wraps. With frontis, 4 engraved titles & 461 plates, including 197 duplicates in outline. "Vol. 1: ossa et ligmenta, tabula I-LI.; Vol. 2: musculi et bursae mucosae, organa sensuum et viscera, tabula LII-CXXXIV.; Vol. 3, pt. 1, uterus gravadus, embriones humani, cor arteriae venae, tabula CXXXV-CCIV.; Vol. 3, pt. 2 vasa lymphatica, cerebrum nervi, tabula CCV-CCLXIV. Engraved portraits of authors on title page of v. 1 of plates./ V. 1 of plates published in 1801, v. 2 in 1804, v. 3, pt. 1 in 1810, and v. 3, pt. 2 in 1813; text v. published in 1802, 1804, 1805, 1808, 1814./ Many plates accompanied by an additional plate in outline./ Text vols. titled 'Iconum anatomicorum explicatio'" (OCLC: 58395230; 2018). Additional images and further information provided upon request.
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Descriptive Book of Thieves
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Descriptive Book of Thieves

by City of Cleveland Police Department

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Hardcover
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Approximately 3200 booking records (approximately 20 of which have been contemporaneously blotted-out) numbered 37888 to 41109 accompanied by individual 2 x 3 inches photographs and description of the person and their alleged crime. Full brown cloth. Front board separated at hinge (see image). Marbled endpapers. Index of names in alphabetical order. Lacking page 289/290. Heavy shelf wear given the size, weight and regular usage; moisture mark to lower edge. [52], 358 pp. 16.5 x 19.65 in.; 24 pounds (10.8 Kilo)
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NOVECENTO (1900) (inscribed by Bertolucci)
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NOVECENTO (1900) (inscribed by Bertolucci): [Original BTS Photography book]

by Angelo Novi (photographer), Bernardo Bertolucci (director)

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Limited Edition
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Hardcover
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Inscribed by Bertolucci in Italian to Walter Alferol on title page. Full green morocco faded to brown with debossed decoration to front cover. Marbled endpapers. 36 original tipped-in silver gelatin prints, 1 color print of the film crew , and 1 loose silver gelatin print. All beautifully printed. Loss to tail of spine and its leather is detached from back cover board. Discoloration to spine edge. Unpaginated. 12 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches.
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Amphitheatrum sapientiae aeternae solius verae, christiano-kabalisticum,  divino-magicum, necnon...
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Amphitheatrum sapientiae aeternae solius verae, christiano-kabalisticum, divino-magicum, necnon physico-chymicum, tertiunum catholicon.

by Heinrich Khunrath

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Used - Very Good
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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First fully illustrated edition of Khunrath's masterpiece with all the plates. (There was a 1595 edition of which there are but three extant copies; all with but four plates.) Twelve plates, including engraved Title, Frontis (of author), nine double page plates (five rectangular, four circular) & the scarce Wise Owl plate. Two double-page tables ("amphitheatri aeternae" & "primordialiter constituunt mundum"). 60,[223]. Following [i-xxiii] sur blanc leaves: a-h2; A-T4; V-Z4; Aa-Ee4. Peripheral dampstaining. One plate with closed tear at gutter. Rear blank endpaper replaced & rear gutter repaired; headbands replaced. Otherwise an unsophisticated copy in the original full yapped vellum. One of the most important books in theosophical alchemy and occult sciences, mixing magic, natural philosophy and Christianity.; Folio ; Additional images and further information provided upon request.
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Figures of the most Beautiful, Useful, and Uncommon Plants described in The Gardener's...
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Two volume set. Original full speckled calf professionally rebacked in calf; pastedowns renewed; fly sheets and title mounted. Complete with 300 full-page hand-colored copper plates (2 folding). Miller was the chief gardener at the Chelsea Physic Garden, where many of the engravings were made under his supervision. Drawings were taken from living plants at their greatest expression of flowering. A high point in botany. ; 200; [iv] pages. 10.75 x 16.25 inches; 27 x 41.4 cm.
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American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States.  PLATES.
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American Ornithology; or the Natural History of the Birds of the United States. PLATES.

by Alexander Wilson

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Used - Very Good
Edition
Second
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Hardcover
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Seventy-six hand-colored engaved plates (as issued sans text). Professionally rebacked in supple half natural morocco over marbled boards. A later but much better issuance of the plates. A handsome copy. 30 x 37.6 cm; 11.75 x 14.8 inches
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Harper's Bazar & Harper's Bazaar Collection

Harper's Bazar & Harper's Bazaar Collection

by William Randolph Hearst et al.

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A comprehensive collection of c. 730 individual issues from 1900 to 1959 assembled over a forty-eight year period with constant refinements and upgrades. With very few exceptions every issue published and all in very good condition (none of the all-too-common defects of magazines). A probably unique collection of issues in their original covers; not held by most of even the most prestigious fashion institutions & with nothing comparable in private hands.
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Harper's Bazar & Harper's Bazaar

Harper's Bazar & Harper's Bazaar

by William Randolph Hearst et al.

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A comprehensive collection of c. 720 individual issues from 1900 to 1959 assembled over a forty-eight year period with constant refinements and upgrades. With very few exceptions every issue published and all in very good condition. A probably unique collection of issues in their original covers
Not held by most of even the most prestigious fashion institutions & with nothing comparable in private hands.
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The Natural and Civil History of the French Dominions in North and South America. Giving a...
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Two volumes bound in one complete with 18 foldout maps. Pagination is as follows: Part I pp. 132 [129-142 repeated] then continues from 133-168. Part II pp. 54-55 are misnumbered 55-54, while pp. 86-87 is misnumbered 90-91. The correction slip on p. 80 of the second part contains the revised list of 22 parishes of Guadeloupe. Front board is detached; rear board nearly so. Six raised bands. Wear to all edges; loss to tail of spine but nonetheless a good restorable copy. Several tape residues to plates near gutters, as well as image transfers at folds (see images). Some lower, circa 1 inch, folds separated. Modest bookplate to front pastedown, but otherwise a clean copy with no previous owners' names or other defacements.
9 x 14 in
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Abraham Lincoln Signed Military Commission
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Abraham Lincoln Signed Military Commission

by Abraham Lincoln

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One partly-printed military commisssion on vellum signed by Lincoln as president and countersigned by Edwin M. Stanton as Secretary of War dated May 16th, 1863. The document commissions Benjamin H. Geary as Second Lieutenant to the 13th Infantry Regiment on August 13th, 1862. Accession note to top left.
The document measures 14.75 x 19.5 in
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Shakespeare's Ovid Being Arthur Golding's Translation of the Metamorphoses
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Shakespeare's Ovid Being Arthur Golding's Translation of the Metamorphoses

by Ovid; Translated by Arthur Golding; Edited by W. H. D. Rouse

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Used - Near Fine
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Limited Edition
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Hardcover
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Limited to only 12 copies on vellum, of which this is No. 6. Gilt title to spine. Engraved frontispiece featuring vignette of the King's Library with illuminated initials at each header, as well as a facsimile of the William Seres original 1567 title page. Graham Watson bookplate to front pastedown; otherwise a nice clean copy with no previous owners' names or other defacements. Scarce.
8.75 x 12 in or 22 x 30.5 cm
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Triptych of the Apocalypse on Masonite
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Triptych of the Apocalypse on Masonite

by Beni E. Kosh, alias Charles Elmer Harris

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A set of three vibrantly blue oil paintings. Of all of Kosh's many renderings, this is his most original and possibly his best. Each painting measures 36 x 36 inches; 91.5 x 91.5 cm in spartan aluminum frames.
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Autographed 1798 Manuscript Establishing Canfield Township, Originally Campfield, in Mahoning...
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Autographed 1798 Manuscript Establishing Canfield Township, Originally Campfield, in Mahoning County, Ohio

by Judson Canfield, Nathaniel Church, Samuel Canfield ,James Johnston, David Waterman, Elijah Wadsworth

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First Edition
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Two sheets with three fold lines, along with a signatory sheet. Approximatly 8 x 13 in per sheet, with the signatory page measuring 8 x 6.5 in. See image for condition. A unique piece of Ohio history miraculously preserved.
Where as we the subscribers Properties and Tenants in common of the first township in the third range of the Connecticut Reserve so called in the future to be known by the name of Campfield for the purpose of exporting a settlement and division of the same amongst the paid proprietors agreeable to each ones interest; prosperity therein, do covenant and agree each one for himself & to & with the …. manner following. That as early in the present spring and season of the year as the majority of said proprietor should think best they will send on the said township under the direction of Mr Nathaniel Church one of the proprietors in number of workmen not to exceed 14 together with a team & c. which workmen are to be employed until sometime in the fall of the year in surveying the… Read More
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