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Image for 90 Hand-Colored Plates [La Connoissance des Pavillons ou Bannieres, que la plûpart des nations arborent en mer.]

90 Hand-Colored Plates [La Connoissance des Pavillons ou Bannieres, que la plûpart des nations arborent en mer.]

By: Aubin, Nicolas (attributed)

Price: $3,499.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Jacques van den Kieboom, 1737

Edition: First Edition


A quarto measuring 9” x 7”. Binding is very pleasing, an extremely handsome rebinding using renewed old materials. Old contemporary calf boards that have signs of wear with lovely patina were sensitively and expertly rebacked with a spine with 5 raised bands, gilt in the compartments, all beautifully done by this master binder. There are 28 pages of text and 90 engraved plates, all present as called for. The title page is a facsimile printed on old paper, and end... View more info

A Confession of Faith, Owned and Consented to by the Elders and Messengers of the Churches in the Colony of Connecticut, in New England; Assembled by Delegation at Saybrook, September 9th, 1708

By: Unknown

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Hardford, CT, P.B. Gleason & Co., 1838


xii + 126 pp + errata slip. The 1838 reprint of the 1810 edition, from the original 1710 edition, with an affirmation by the Church that the current edition is an accurate copy. Brown basketweave embossed cloth is faded around the edges, spine label is gone, corners bumped. Interior endpapers are oxidized with some small old marks, first 2 blanks have small chip at bottom edge, last blank has a crosswise tear above where the errata slip is laid in, a very occasional li... View more info

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A Critical Bibliography of the Greek New Testament as Published in America

By: Hall Isaac H. (Hollister) (1837-1896)

Price: $299.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Pickwick and Company, 1883

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


82 pp + Monitum. With two facsimile illustrations before the title page. Extremely scarce. Based upon a paper on The Greek New Testament as Published in America, presented to the American Philological Association in 1882, then expanded with information communicated to the author afterwards. The author was the noted Orientalist and linguist, curator of the Metropolitan Museum in New York and famous for his work in Cypriote epigraphy. The author's gift inscription to t... View more info

Image for A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands;  With Remarks Upon the Natural History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Traditions, and Usages of the Inhabitants. [Association Rev. George Cheyne]

A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands; With Remarks Upon the Natural History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Traditions, and Usages of the Inhabitants. [Association Rev. George Cheyne]

By: Williams, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, J. Snow, 1837

Edition: First Edition


X, 589, ad. Folding map. Color frontis, engraved vignette on title, all plates and engravings present as called, some plates still have the tissue guard. 1st edition, second thousand. With a very interest Canadian/English provenance: the first free endpaper has a gift inscripted "Presented by Col. Forlong of 43rd Regiment to his much esteemed friend Rev. G. Cheyne. Amherstburg." The 43rd was in Canada and "went to New Brunswick in 1835, and was one of the reg... View more info

Image for A Relation of the Imprisonment of Mr. John Bunyan, Minister of the Gospel at Bedford, in November, 1660. His Examination Before the Justices,his Conference with the Clerk , Etc.,Written By Himself,and Never Before Published.

A Relation of the Imprisonment of Mr. John Bunyan, Minister of the Gospel at Bedford, in November, 1660. His Examination Before the Justices,his Conference with the Clerk , Etc.,Written By Himself,and Never Before Published.

By: Bunyan, John

Price: $575.00

Publisher: London, James Buckland, 1765

Edition: First Edition


79 pp + (v) ads. In contemporary leather boards. Book is nearly disbound, boards have been been stitched on with two threads, the top one broken, bottom one barely holding on, no spine covering. Title page is loose, browned, chipped around edges with some loss at bottom and the "M" in the date MDCCLXV partially gone. Text pages somewhat browned but clean, last page of ads quite browned at edges and a bit chipped around edges, last few pages of the book are mi... View more info

A Short Sketch of Liturgical History and Literature; Illustrated By Examples Manuscript and Printed

By: Quaritch, Bro. Bernard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, CW.H.Wyman, 1887

Edition: First Edition


68 pp + Bibliography + List of Members. Privately Printed Opuscula Issued to the Members of the Sette of Odd Volumes, No. XIV. Odd and interesting little book (in 8vo but 16mo size) on the rituals and liturgy of the Christian church with examples from early Hellenic, Byzantine, Latin, English Reformed, Scottish Kirk, and other churches. Hard paper boards are covered with paper vellum which is badly chipped, gilt lettering faded and worn, back strip worn. Ex-theologic... View more info

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A Survey of the Wisdom of God in the Creation: Or a Compendium of Natural Philosophy. In Two Volumes (Bound as One)

By: Wesley, John

Price: $425.00

Publisher: Bristol, William Pine, 1763

Edition: First Edition


Two volumes bound as one. 286, [ii]; 256, [xxxii] pp. Contents and table and errata for all at the rear of Vol. II Handsome but utilitarian black leatherette modern binding with gilt to spine (spine indicates Vol. I but both are present), nice condition, small remains of library label. Interior has institutional label, nice owner inscript dated 1784, normal minor library marks. Page 119 (Vol. I) has a short clean tear at the margin just affecting text. Paper is a bit b... View more info

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A Synopsis of the Genera of American Plants, According to the Latest Improvements on the Linnean System: With the new Genera of Michaux and others.

By: (Rich, O.)

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Georgetown, D.C., Carter, J.M. for J. Milligan and others, 1814

Edition: First Edition


viii + 167 + [3] pp including ad on [169]. Index. 3/4 leather with hard paper boards. Leather spine just a little rubbed, gilt bright and legible , leather corners a little rubbed, boards a bit rubbed as well with old small name sticker at bottom front. Interior has names of Heydrick family of Philadelphia, 1816 on end papers in a few different hands along with some doodling, more Heydrick family on 2nd fly. Title page and following leaf have light humidity stain, titl... View more info

Alice Paulet, a Sequel to Sydenham, or, Memoirs of a Man of the World. In Two Volumes. Vol. II.

By: Massie, William

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, E.L. Carey & A. Hart, 1833

Edition: First American Edition


205 pp + ads. by the "author of Sydenham" . Vol. II only, original edition NOT A REPRINT of this novel of manners. Brown cloth spine with original paper label is age darkened, bit worn at the tips. Buff paper over cardboard boards are bit worn and grubby. Interior hinges cracked, old library label, paper is foxed and generally worn, the publisher used paper that was very irregularly cut and the edges are bit crispy, some pages not separated, title page is m... View more info

Birth Control and Population. An Essay

By: Maurice, Colonel G.T.K.

Price: $29.00

Publisher: London, The Scientific Press, 1922

Edition: First Edition


56 pp. No date, but library stamp of 1922 and library notation of (1922?). Extraordinarly scarce booklet on population control from Col. Maurice who also wrote on birds/wild animals and the Ghain Tuffieha Hospitals Camp. Brown card wraps are chipped and worn at front edges, back card cover is completely broken about 1.5 inches in from fore-edge. Library plate and stamps, but otherwise clean and unmarked. ; Ex-Library; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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Bunnyborough

By: Aldin, Cecil

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, [1919]

Edition: First Edition


Large format book 4to with 16 color plates. The book is in fair+ to good-minus condition (for a 100-year-old children's book!). The covers are rubbed along the edges and corners, brown cloth spine cover is cracked in a few spots and a bit worn. Interior pictorial end papers have some gluing ripples and general age, with some pencil erasures. Some of the pages are starting to loosen especially at the bottom gutter. Some of the plates have some chipping along the fore - o... View more info

Canal Rays (Current Science Magazine)

By: Narayan Rao, Prof. C.R., Editor, et al

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Bangalore, Current Science, 1937


31 pp. Frontis photo of Eugen Goldstein. Illus with figures. Very scarce, printed by Current Science magazine in 1937 with essays on the state of the art science of canal rays (the discovery of which led to the discovery of isotopes). Contributors include Venkatesachar, Heinrich Freiherr Rausch von Traubenberg; Dr. R. Dopel; Dr. B. Dasannacharya; Dr. Rudolf Ritschl; Dr. E. Ruchardt; Dr. F.W. Aston; Dr. J.D. Cockcroft, with a short essay on Eugen Goldstein (1850-1930... View more info

Catalogue De Livres Provenant Des Bibliotheques Du Feu Roi Louis-Philippe...Bibliotheques Du Palais-Royal et De Neuilly. Deuxieme Partie, Etc + Catalogue De La Bibliotheque De M.L****, 28 Juin 1847.

By: De Lavialle, Me. Bonnefons

Price: $675.00

Publisher: Paris, L. Potier, 1852


viii + 494 pages. In French. From the Louisi-Philippe, Dont la vente aura lieu le lundi 6 decembre 1852 et les vingt jours suivants, a sept heures precises due soir, Rue des Bons-Enfants, 28, Salle Silvestre, Par le ministere de Me Bonnefons de Lavialle, Commissaire-priseur, rue de Choiseul, 11. And from Palais-Royal et de Neuilly, Deuxieme Partie, contenant, outre les livres imprimes, plusieurs manuscrits orientaux, une suite de dessins et de gravures d'anciens maitre... View more info

Catalogue of Orthopterous Insects in The Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Phasmidae.

By: Westwood, John Obadiah

Price: $899.00

Publisher: London, Taylor and Francis, 1859

Edition: First Edition


195 pp + 40 plates + 8 plates. This is not the reprint of this important book, but the original edition. To quote, "The most important and extensive publication of the 19th century dealing with Phasmatodea is undoubtly John Obadiah WESTWOOD´s Catalogue of Orthopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum of 1859 which already listed 39 genera, comprising 471 species in two main groups, adults winged or wingless. Many species were described for the firs... View more info

Clentine Rambles; Or A Companion to the Hills of Clent

By: Harris, William

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Hales-Owen, 1845

Edition: First Edition


(iv) + 106 pages. Frontis plate with tissue guard. Including catalogue of Crompton family portraits at Hagley Hall, the seat of Viscount Cobham. A very pretty little book with smooth calf spine and corners outlined with gold ruling, gold title to fc. Spine has 5 raised bands outlined in gilt with two red labels. Both boards are detached as is typical with this era binding -- the leather was beautiful but not very flexible at the joints. Corners of the boards are a lit... View more info