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1 Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. Marino Faliero, Doge Of Venice. An Historical Tragedy In Five Acts. With Notes - The Prophecy Of Dante, A Poem [bound With] The Island, Or Christian And His Comrades. [Queen Adelaide's Copy with Signature and Bookplate]
London John Murray & John Hunt 1821 First Edition 1/2 leather Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; [ASSOCIATION COPY - Queen Adelaide with her bookplate and signature] 1821 & 1823. John Murray & John Hunt. Two volumes in one, including the more difficult John Hunt published "The Island". 1st edition, 1st variant of Marino Faliero with Doge speech in 151 in 5 1/2 lines. Soundly bound in period 1/2 polished calf over marbled paper boards; ruling across spine in gilt and blind with black morocco title label. "Faliero" bound with half-title but lacking ad leaf at rear; "Island" lacking half-title and adverts leaf at rear. xxi,[1],261,[1]pp.; [3-7], 8-94 pp. Some several pages of "Island" with evidence of rough opening at the front edge, missing some shallow chips in the front margins of about 5 leaves. Text block slightly trimmed for binding. Adelaide's signature on the right side of the title page has loss of some of the flourish and the final "e' is a little clipped. Her cut paper bookplate is mounted to the front pastedown. Some light foxing to the front and rear lining sheets. An old manuscript notation to the top edge of the front pastedown, presumably from a books dealer - "First Edition" is signed "L. S. Cockell" [?]. Some mild scuffing to the leather front corners and light rubbing to surfaces of the marbled paper boards. VG 
Price: 600.00 USD
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2 Chandler, Joseph R. (Grand Master Of Masons For Pennsylvania) Masonic Discourses: Containing: an Inaugural and Valedictory Address As Grand Master; And, Addresses on Occasions of Grand Visitations
Philadelphia Barrington & Haswell 1844 First Edition Hard cover Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages; Original blue cloth boards ornately blind decorated both front and rear. Spine blind ruled and gilt stamped. From the collection of Civil War calvalry General, John Weidman, with a fraternal gift inscription to him on the front endpg from William H Adams, dated 1857. An exceptionally neat copy; quite tight and bright. Blemishes limited to these: very slighty stressed cloth at the spine ends; front board fore corners just very lightly rubbed with boards barely peeking through. A binder's flaw on the last few pages of the text, along the lower margins of the last 6-8 pgs there is some loss consistent with what one would expect from rough opening with a dull blade. As the edges are not rough cut but trimmed the flaw would have been from the binders shop. Loss is confined to the lower unprinted margins of these pgs. Otherwise a quite splendid copy. Photos gladly furnished on request. VG+ [5844; notable address by Chandler refutes point by point the then current onjections to the Masonic brotherhood. Chandler himself was imprisoned (for failing to testify) along with other very visible and politically significant Masons in the 1836 Anti-Masonic investigation of Thaddeus Stevens]; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated 
Price: 375.00 USD
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3 Fitzgerald, Percy A Famous Forgery, Being the Story of "the Unfortunate" Doctor Dodd (With Engraved Bookplate of Rodman Wannamaker)
London Chapman and Hall 1865 First Edition 1/2 leather Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 246 pages; In a fine binding of 1/2 polished blue calf and marbled, blue paper covered boards. Spine in six panels with two morocco labels brightly lettered in gilt. Other panels decorated with rose and garland gilt tooling. Attractive heraldic bookplate of Rodman Wanamaker is mounted to the front pastedown. Contents bright and clean. Leather over corners and spine is lightly rubbed at spine edges and ends; slighly heavier rubbing at corner tips with boards peaking through leather. An uncommon history of the affair of the Macaroni Preacher, William Dodd, who was executed for the forgery of a bond in 1777. Samuel Johnson famously tried to intercede in the matter of the capital punishment and execution of the spendthrift minister. An attractively bound and well preserved example with the provenance of the dynamic philanthropist and Department Store magnate, Rodman Wannamaker. VG 
Price: 95.00 USD
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