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Image for Memoirs of Caroline.  Queen Consort of Great Britain Vol. II. With 9 Hand-Coloured Plates and Frontis

Memoirs of Caroline. Queen Consort of Great Britain Vol. II. With 9 Hand-Coloured Plates and Frontis

By: Adolphus, J.H., Esq.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Jones & Co.: 1833

Seller ID: 9025

Condition: Good


526 pp. Colored frontis with view of the House of Lords, hand-colored title page with a view of the Bay of Naples and 9 other hand-colored plates. Dark green calf leather with gilt double ruling. Spine in compartments with blind decoration as well as gilt, two red labels, one with title and one with "Vol. II." Gilt edges and edge dentils. First free end paper torn out, some foxing especialy near the plates but otherwise clean and unmarked, nice and sturdy. Gorgeous plates in this sumptuous biography. Vol. II, complete in and off itself, only. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 526 pages View more info

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99 Dias En Jira Con El Presidente Cardenas

By: Almada, Pedro J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Mexico, Ediciones Botas: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9222

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


243, [vi] pp. In Spanish. Bright yellow red and black soft cover with minor wear. Interior paper a little browned, pages never separated. Good copy of this look at Lazaro Cardenas, the president of Mexico between 1934-1940, and part of the Mexican Revolution. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 243 pages View more info

The Remembrances of Elizabeth Freke 1671-1714

By: Anselment, Raymond A.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 8218

ISBN: 0521808081

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


xi, 350pp + 7 unnumbered pages. Index. Book has red cloth cover with gold text on spine. Dark blue dust jacket with photographs and white text on covers, white text on spine. Very slight wear on covers. Dust jacket has very slight wear on corners. Text is clear and unmarked. ; Camden Fifth Series; 8.58 X 5.59 X 1.18 inches; 378 pages View more info

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The Little Flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi

By: Assisi, Saint Francis; Alger, Abby Langdon, Translator

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Mount Vernon, Peter Pauper Press: before 1962

Seller ID: 9026

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


141 pp. with red decorations by Valenti Angelo throughout. Bound in 3/4 dark red leather with red ruling, 5 raised bands with gilt fleurons in the compartments, in a slipcase with a red pastedown. Slipcase has some rubbing and is separating into two pieces. Leather covers are clean and bright, interior clean and bright, gift inscript dated 1961, last 3 pages have a very small bump at the top edge, hard to see, otherwise very good, a lovely copy in this scarce special binding. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 141 pages View more info

Stendhal E Milano. 2 Volumes

By: Atti del XIV Congresso Internaz.stendhaliano

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Firenze, Leo S. Olschki: 1982

Seller ID: 9815

ISBN: 8822230876

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


KB17 xxvi, 499, 500-969 pp, ads. Most articles either in Italian or French, else Italian. Two volumes, continuous pagination. Pictorial dust jackets showing a scene in the streets of Milan during Stendhal's time. DJ volume I has just a bit of normal shelf wear, dj Vol. 2 has a strip torn off the top front edge and a 2" long straight clean tear from the top. Interiors are a bit toned but otherwise clean and unmarked. Everything you wanted to know about Stendhal and his time. Heavy set. ; Biblioteca Dell " Archivum Romanicum. Serie 1, Storia, Letteratura, Paleografia; Vol. 168; ... View more info

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San Celestino An Essay in Reconstruction

By: Aycough, John; [Bickerstaffe-Drew, Francis Browning]

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Company: 1914

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6029

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Xvi, 324 pp + ads. With a gift inscription from the author "from John Ayscough who is proud to think any book of his had held the high office of lightening the hour in a hero's life" to Donald J. McDougall. Black cloth covers with red library tape spine, covers are bit tired, old library sticker marks, edges bit rubbed. Interiors have had library pockets rather roughly taken out leading to scarring and lacks on the end papers, interior paper bit toned but otherwise clean and unmarked. Back hinge strengthened with red library tape. From the publisher: "...incomparably Ayscough's bes... View more info

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Charles George Gordon. A Sketch

By: Barnes, Reginal H.; Brown, Charles E.

Price: $99.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004074

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


This book is a hardcover, 7 1/2" by 5", 104 pages, plus several unnumbered preliminaries and 4 pages of facsimile letters before the title page; in fair condition. Cloth covers show rubbing at the corners, spine tip chipping. Interior hinges cracked, the 4 pages of facsimile letters are detached and the last fly is similarly cracking away from the binding at the gutter. There are old "Mercantile Library" stamps on the title page and a few other pages, otherwise, all pages are clean and unmarked. This is an exceedingly rare hardcover on Charles George Gordon, "Gordon ... View more info

Lettres De Georges Bizet. Impressions De Rome (1857-1860), La Commune (1871)

By: Bizet, Georges. Preface De Louis Ganderax

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy:

Seller ID: 002451

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


liii + 325 pp + table. No date, circa 1900. The letters of composer Bizet, in French. 1/2 leather. Handsome leather spine with 4 raised bands, gilt decorations, leather bit dry and faded. Marbled boards with some rubbing at edges. Interior marbled end papers are clean, paper is a little browned, occasional foxing, but otherwise unmarked. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Memoiren des Staatsministers von Bourrienne über Napoleon, das Directorium, das Consulat, das Kaiserreich und die Restauration. Aus dem Französischen, Siebenter Thei.

By: Bourrienne, Louis Antoine Fauvelet de

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Kummer: 1829

Seller ID: 000325

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


264 pp. Seventh of ten books. The first German translation of Mémoires sur Napoléon, le Directoire le Consulat, l'Empire et la Restauration. Written by Napoleon's Private Secretary Bourrienne (1769-1834), who was a childhood friend of the great man. As an 1836 review of this famous book said, "M. de Bourrienne shows us the hero of Marengo and Austerlitz in his night-gown and slippers--with a 'trait de plume' he, in a hundred instances, places the real man before us, with all his personal habits and peculiarities of manner, temper, and conversation." Marbled boards, green & gilt l... View more info

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The Life of Lutgard of Aywieres

By: Cantimpre, Thomas De; King, Margot H. , translator

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, PEREGRINA: 1991

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 5393

Condition: Good with No dust jacket as issued


207 pp. End notes, bibiliography. Illustrated with frontis medieval portrait of Lugard. Cream and Wedgewood blue card covers are clean and unmarked, hint of shelf wear, interior clean and unmarked. Nice copy ; Peregrina Translations Series, Matrologia Latina; Vol. 9; 207 pages View more info

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The Life of Lutgard of Aywieres

By: Cantimpre, Thomas De; King, Margot H. , translator

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Toronto, PEREGRINA: 1991

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 5394

Condition: Good with No dust jacket as issued


207 pp. End notes, bibiliography. Illustrated with frontis medieval portrait of Lugard. Cream and Wedgewood blue card covers are clean and unmarked, hint of shelf wear, interior clean and unmarked. Nice copy ; Peregrina Translations Series, Matrologia Latina; Vol. 9; 207 pages View more info

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The Life of Cardinal Wolsey and metrical visions from the original autograph manuscript with notes and other illustrations by Samuel Weller Singer in two volumes

By: Cavendish, George

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Chiswick; London, HARDING, TRIPHOOK, AND LEPARD,: 1825

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 7385

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xxxii, 344; lxxii, 304 pp. Frontis portrait of Wolsey in Vol I, and Anne Boleyn in Vol. II. Original smooth calfe with gilt ruling is very handsome, spines have been neatly repaired with black library tape. Spines have white library #s at bottom of black tape. Marbled edges. Interior marbled end pages with hinges cracked but library tape secures all. First volume has a taped in envelope with old newpaper clippings about Cardinal Wolsey. Text is clean and nice. A very handsome set except for the neat but sad black tape. ; Ex-Library; 648 pages View more info

An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Written By Himself, A New Edition with Notes and Supplement By Robert W. Lowe, in Two Volumes

By: Cibber, Colley (Lowe, Robert W., Ed.)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, John C. Nimmo: 1889

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 000170

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


In 2 volumes, 337 pp & 416 pp, 26 original mezzotint portraits by R.B. Parkes and 18 etching by Adolphe Lalauze, limited edition of 510 copies, this is number 307. A new edition of the 1740 original autobiography of Colley Cibber, "interspersed with characters and anecdotes of his theatrical contemporaries, the whole forming a complete history of the stage for the space of forty years". Cibber was the Poet Laureate of England (a purely political appointment apparently) and a historian of the English theater. Lowe compared all six previous editions of Cibber's work, carefully going b... View more info

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The Marrow of Ecclesiastical Historie, Conteined in the Lives of the Fathers, and Other Learned Men, and Famous Divines, Which Have Flourished in the Church since Christ's time, to This Present Age. Faithfully Collected Out of Several Autors [sic], and Orderly Disposed, According to the Centuries Wherein They Lived. Together With t

By: Clark, Samuel

Price: $675.00

Publisher: London, William Du-gard: 1650

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8364

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This book is in good antiquarian condition. It has been handsomely rebound in 3/4 leather, marbled boards, endpapers renewed It is a small octavo and measures 5.25” x 7”. It is packed with numerous engraved portrait plates, the portrait area on page 320 blank as issued. Pagination is as follows [32], 352, 363-378, 389-500, [8] pages, the gaps represent numbering errors when the book was printed, as per bibliographic references, but the book is complete. The paper shows minor age-toning and foxing, the last two pages with ink inscriptions and notes in a very early hand (see photo), s... View more info

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Graham Greene: on the Frontier Politics and Religion in the Novels

By: COUTO, MARIA

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, MacMillan Press: 1988

Seller ID: 6645

ISBN: 0333443462

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


X + 264 pp. Interview with Graham Greene, appendix, notes, bibliography, and index at rear. Black DJ with picture of Graham Greene on front. DJ in good condition, clean with no marks or wear. Black cloth boards. Book near fine, in excellent condition with no marks or wear. ; X X ; 264 pages View more info

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Tumors of the Nervus Acusticus and the Syndrome of the Cerebellopontile Angle

By: Cushing, Harvey (1869-1939)

Price: $429.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & London, W. B. Saunders Co.: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10005

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Viii, 296 pp. Indexes, bibliography. Illustrated with photographs. Royal octavo. Dark green ribbed cloth with blind ruling, gilt to spine. Covers are generally lightly aged, corners rubbed, spine tips rubbed, spine has a little fading at the top gilt. Interior normal library marks, a scar where the pocket was at the rear. The last few pages starting at the bibliography apparently had some humidity contact -- the fore-edges have a very little bit of the green communicated and evidently the pages were stuck together just at the edge and it left a faint mark when they were re-separated, just alo... View more info

Darwin and Humboldt: Their Lives and Work

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $40.00

Publisher: US, The Humboldt Pub. Co,: 1883

Seller ID: 001785

Condition: Fair


46 pps. Contents page in back. Binding is softcover: cloth wrapped boards. Wear to corners, buff label age darkened. Interior has book plate of William Schroeder, M.D. along with his presentation to a Medical Society library dated 1911. Some library stamps. All text pages have a small hole which was patched with cello tape many years ago, some pages affecting text yet all is readable. Old library clipping attached to last page. Still sturdy.; Ex-Library; 8" x 4" View more info

Echoes to the Amen Essays After R.S. Thomas

By: Davies, Damian Walford, editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10012

ISBN: 0708317898

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Xvi, 233 pp. Index, bibliography. Glossy black dust jacket with a photo of Thomas has very minor shelf wear. Book itself is clean and bright, one small pencil note on last end paper, otherwise unmarked, very nice copy. The first collection of critical essays on the work of R. S. Thomas since his death in 2000. Nine essays consider the achievement and legacy of one of the great poets of the 20th century. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 233 pages View more info

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The Speeches of the Right Honorable John Philpot Curran. Complete and Correct Edition. Edited, with Memoir and Historical Notices

By: Davis, Thomas; Curran, John Philpot

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dublin, James Duffy: 1845

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 6367

Condition: Good


Xliv, 603 pp. Frontis plate of Curran. Green buckram with red and gilt cloth spine label is generally aged, bit grubby but not particularly rubbed, some wear at spine tips. Interior has new endpapers. Original yellow blank at the front is partially glued to the new endpaper and has a large hole, this yellow page is in turn glued to the half title which has been completely glued down to the frontis plate page (which appears to be missing part of its bottom corner) . Frontis foxed, paper generally lightly toned but otherwise clean, rear hinge cracking but holding. An acceptable copy of the scarc... View more info

Don Santiago Kirker

By: Dawson, Glen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, Muir Dawson: 1948

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 9126

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


14pp + 10 unnumbered pages. Book has brown cloth hardcover with gold text on spine. Text is clear and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 24 pages View more info