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Annuaire Presente Au Roi, Par Le Bureau Des Longitudes Pour L'An 1819. [With] "Histoire de l'Expedition qui avait ete´ Chargee en 1816 D'Explorer le fleuve Zaire ..." Histoire De L'Expedition Qui Avait Ete´ Chargee En 1816 D'Explorer Le Fleuve Zaire ..."

By: Bureau Des Longitudes.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Paris, Mme Ve Courcier: 1818

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 36968

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 197 pages; 1818 Mme Ve Courcier, Paris. Soundly bound 12mo in period polished, speckled calf with decorative ruling tooled in gilt to board edges amd extra gilt spine. Leather title label to spine. Leather lightly nicked and pulled at spine ends. Marbled paper endpages with some offset toning from leather turn ins. Prior ownership blind stamp of the Am Antiquarian Society of Worcester, MA. Few mild spots of toning to first few leaves. Includes articles, "Histoire de l'Expedition qui avait ete´ chargee en 1816 d'explorer le fleuve Zaire ..." and Nouveaux d... View more info

Don Juan, Cantos III, IV, and V

By: Byron, George Gordon; Lord Byron

Price: $395.00

Publisher: London, Printed By Thomas Davison, Whitefriars: 1821

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 26342

Condition: Very Good


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 218 pages; 1st edition, the large-paper 8vo. [6], [3]-218, [2]pp. Uncut in original drab green paper covered boards with a modern green qurtercloth rebacking titled in gilt. Retains half-title and front blank with 1820 watermark and prior manuscript ownership of John Jobson. Boards lightly rubbed with mild bumping to corners; some mild scattered spotting. Randolph p 74. VG View more info

The Giaour, A Fragment of a Turkish Tale

By: Byron, Lord [George Gordon].

Price: $265.00

Publisher: London, John Murray; Printed by T. Davison: 1813

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28949

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 41 pages; 1st edition, 2nd issue. Recased in modern 1/4 brown polished calf and brown cloth boards. 2nd issue, the trade printing, with Byron's name on title page but without watermark in the paper of the text block. Lacking half-title page. Contents clean and generally bright, though with a very mild and faint damp line in the lower spine corner of the title and dedication leaves and with trace rippling to the same portion of the book's pages. A well done rebinding if somewhat utitlitarian. Trace rub to cloth at corner tips. Davison imprint between double rules on t... View more info

De Romana Republica, Sive De Re Militari & Civili Romanorum : Ad Explicandos Scriptores Antiquos

By: Cantelio, Petro Josepho

Price: $495.00

Publisher: Lugduni Batavorum, Samuelem Luchtmans: 1726

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 28804

Condition: Good+


Engraved plates and map, folding; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 392 pages; 6th edition, corrected and enlarged. [16], 392 pp. With 15 lates, including one folding table, one folding map, eight folding pictorial plates and five single page engraved plates. Extra engraved title page at front not included in the number of plates. Soundly bound in period leather with gilt tooled designs in spine compartments fading; morocco title label to spine. Shallow chipping and loss to leather to base of spine; less so at crown. Marbled endpages with remnant of armorial bookplate to front; some damp evidence ... View more info

M. Porcii Catonis De Re Rvstica; Scriptores Rei Rusticae Veteres Latini

By: Cato, Marcus Porcius and Johann Matthias Gesner;

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Mannhemii; Mannheim, Societas Literata: 1781

Seller ID: 23664

Condition: Very Good


Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 324 pages; [2] Bl. , 324 Pp. Snugly bound in sponge patterned paper covered boards with a hand lettered title label to spine. Light to moderate shelf rubbing to paper over spine and board edges. Board material showing through rubbed paper at corners. Engraved title page includes a profile bust portrait in woodcut of Cato. Contents bright and fresh. VG View more info

Of Wisdome : Three Bookes Written in French

By: Charro, Peter [Pierre Charron] and Samson Lennard (translation)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Luke Fawne: 1658

Edition: Later edition

Seller ID: 23636

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 524 pages; 1658 Printed for Luke Fawne, London. A later edition. [28], 524, [18] p. Early leather boards with a recent but complementary rebacking, Four raised bands to spine; title lettering tooled in gilt. Original, engraved title page is chipped and missing an inch or more swath from the gutter forward including about 1/4 inch from the engraved illustration - but all title lettering and imprint lettereing remains. A narrow jagged chip of loss from the top edge into the image surface. Full title page supplied in facsimile and tipped to a stub. Front and rear paste... View more info

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England : Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed As They Are to be Sung or Said in Churches: and the Form or Manner of Making ... of Bishops, Priests...

By: Church Of England; Thomas Newcomb & Henry Hills (Printers)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Assigns of Thomas Newcomb and Henry Hills: 1710

Seller ID: 35082

Condition: Good


; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1710 Assigns of Thomas Newcomb and Henry Hills, London. Folio printing, 39cm (15") tall. Text printed in two columns, with ruling in red and black throughout. Extra engraved title frontis. Signed a-a3, b-b4, A-I4, K-U4, X-Ii4, Kk - Uu4, XX-Aaa4; Bb2. In rebacked period calf covered boards. Lacking one leaf - a4. First 25 or so leaves rubbed and furred at edges with some older paper remargining and mending. B1 missing large area from lower front corner; D1 missing a swath along the front edge and lower front corner with loss of some text. T2 & T3 with some m... View more info

The Marrow of Ecclesiastical History Containing the Life and Death of Our Blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, The Lives of the Fathers and Other Learned and Famous Divines from Christ's Time, to This Present Age, the Lives of Many Eminent Christians Etc

By: Clark, Samuel

Price: $945.00

Publisher: London, Printed [By J. R. ] for W[Illiam]. B[Irch]. and Are To Be Sold By Tho. Sawbridge At the Three Flower-De-Luces in Little-Britain, and By William Birch At the Peacock At the Lower-End of Cheapside: 1675

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 32601

Condition: Good+


Copperplate; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1675, printed [by J. R. ] for W[illiam]. B[irch]. And are to be sold by Tho. Sawbridge at the Three Flower-de-luces in Little-Britain, and by William Birch at the Peacock at the lower-end of Cheapside, London. 3rd edition, corrected and somewhat enlarged as noted on main title page, with separate title pages for 3 discretely paged parts of the work identified as the second edition. Title page printed in red and black. Lacking the engraved frontis and the terminal printed leaf of the book, paged 303 - Rr1 . [24], 27, [1], 179, 200-504, [4]; [8], 116, ... View more info

Die Blut-Fahne... [The Bloody Buoy]; Ausgestecket Zur Warnung Politischer Wegweiser in America...

By: Cobbett, William; Peter Porcupine

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Reading , PA, Gottlob Jungmann Und Comp: 1797

Seller ID: 17684

Condition: Fair


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 198 pages; 1797 Gottlob Jungmann und Comp; Reading, PA. In period binding material with later basic repairs. Pigskin leather spine and wall-paper over boards. Paper skinned at front board with about 1/3 of paper covering lost. Boards scuffed at edges; corners bumped and bruised. Unlettered leather spine is solid. Replacement endpages at front and rear, rather too generously glued to adjoining leaf - at front, the title page. Front endpage split showing replacement crash under leather and resewn binding. Some several signatures starting and rubbed at protruding edges.... View more info

Winds of the Northern Hemisphere

By: Coffin, James H.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Washington, Smithsonian Institution: 1853

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13918

Condition: Very Good


Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, Vol VI; Lithograph plates, maps, one large folding; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 197 pages; Disbound from Vol VI of Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. Pages, plates and maps are in Fine condition. Supple bright and neat. Disbound copy with no covers or boards. ,... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Commentarius in Esdram, Nehemiam, Tobiam, Jvdith, Esther, Et Machabaeos : Cum Triplici Indice

By: Cornelius A Lapide

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Antverpiae [antwerp], Jakob Meursius: 1669

Seller ID: 13052

Condition: Very Good


R. P. Cornelio Cornelii a Lapide E Societate Jesv, Sacrae Scripturae Olim Louanii, Postea Romae Professore; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 314 pages; Antwerp, Jakob Meursius; 1669. Collects and reprints commentaries earlier issued in seperate volumes. This volume paged as one. [4] Bl., 314 S., [22] Bl. Folio 13" tall. Period full vellum; spine in six compartments with five raised bands. Title lettering inked in manuscript to second compartment with inked devices drawn in the 1st and 3rd compartments. Woodcut title page vignette, tailpieces and first letters to each commentary and index. Sp... View more info

The Fifth and Last Part of Modern Reports, Being a Continuation of Several Special Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of Queen's Bench, ... ... Same Hand As the Former Parts.

By: Court Of King's Bench,

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Printed By John Nutt, Assignee of Edw. Sayer Esq ; for Tho. Bever ; and Tho. Osborn: 1711

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29496

Condition: Good


4to 11" - 13" tall; 464 pages; Tall 4to. Rebound in institutional brown buckram; ex-library with bookplate to new endpages/pastedown and call number painted base of spine. Lacking front and rear endpages but with text complete; first page of the book is the title-page. 464 pp with "Table" of [20] pp at rear. Expected light toning and spotting to pages. Library cloth is slightly irregular and bubbled lower inch or two from a damp episode, also visible as a tide line and ripple to the newer endsheets but with no discernible effect to the pages of the text. Prior ownership in man... View more info

La Poetique D'Aristote Contenant Les Regles les plus exactes pour juger du Poeme Heroique, & des Pieces de Theatre, la Tragedie & la Comedie.

By: Dacier, Andre´

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, J Covens & C Mortier: 1733

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 36967

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 556 pages; "Nouvelle Edition" Revised from the 1692 original. Full period calf with gilt work in spine compartments; title label missing but titles remain in blind to leather. Leather splitting over joints but boards holding to cords. Some light rubbing and bumping to board edgesWith engraved frontis and engraved vignette to title page, printed in red and black. Xxxviii, [10], 556 pp. Front and rear blanks present. Prior owership; pictorial woodcut bookplate of H B Charlton, presumably the Shakesperian scholar. Contents clean and generally quite neat. VG- ... View more info

Histoire du livre de l'Antiquite a nos jours Preface de Louis Barthou

By: Dahl, Svend & Louis Barthou (Preface)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Paris, Jules Lamarre: 1933

Seller ID: 31604

Condition: Good


Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 326 pages; HC in beige paper covered boards with title stamping to spine dulled and only dimly legible. Soundly bound ex-library copy wit call label and light ownership attachments. Page stock with expected general toning. Heavily illustrated with photograph reproductions of incunabula; early bindings and books of antiquity. Good View more info

A Journal Containing an Accurate and Interesting Account of the Hardships, Sufferings, Battles, Defeat, and Captivity, of Those Heroic Kentucky Volunteers and Regulars, Commanded by General Winchester, in the Years 1812-13, A. Also Two Narratives.

By: Darnell, Elias

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lippincott, Grambo & Company: 1854

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 20580

Condition: Very Good-


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 98 pages; Hardcover in original cloth backed title lettered, paper covered boards. 4th edition. Sound, solid copy with the publisher's trade binding. Brown cloth spine with 4 horizontal rules in gilt; unlettered, as issued. Light general toning and light soiling to decorative title lettered boards. Short, mild scrapes to board edges; corners lightly bumped. A small gouge to the lower edge of the rear board. Missing the front free endpage, the book opens to the title page. Some foxing scattered in text; generally light but heavier to the first 10 or so leaves. Three ... View more info

The American's Guide: : Comprising the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation; the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitutions of the Several States Composing the Union. viz. Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, [Etc]

By: David M Hogan, Ed

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. Towar & D. M. Hogan: 1830

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 26083

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 428 pages; 2nd edition issued by this publisher. (First was in 1828). Soundly bound in original full calf leather with a chipped morocco title label to spine. Label is missing the front 1/3 with reamining lettering - Ameri / Constitu/ - . Prior owner's mid 19th century (Ohio) bookplate mounted to front pastedown; an adhesion abrasion/chip to the front endpage. Endpages complete. An early leaf has a closed horizontal tear across the page which we have mended with archival japanese tissue paper. Leather is lightly surface rubbed at spine with a few tiny pits to the ... View more info

A Descriptive and Historical View of Alnwick, the County Town of Northumberland, and of Alnwick Castle Alnwick & Hulne Abbeys, Bristlee Tower, the Borough of Alnwick, etc,

By: Davison, W. (Publisher)

Price: $265.00

Publisher: Alnwick, W. Davison: 1822

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 26104

Condition: Good


1822; Plans and engravings; 7 folding; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 334 pages; Hardcover in what appears to be the original trade cloth binding of pebbled green cloth - with paper title label at spine specifying the publisher's price for editions in cloth. Front board detached; all cloth surfaces complete. Damp mottling/soiling to the top 1.5 inches of the upper board, not showing any effect to the endpages or contents. Unusual pagination conforms to the usual [5], 10 - 334 p. Illustrated with 5 plans, 1 folding and 14 engraved plates, 6 folding. Some woodcuts in-text. Final two pages of the boo... View more info

Studies of Nature: with the Addition of Numerous Original Notes and Illustrations: [Three Volumes, Complete]

By: De Saint-Pierre, James Henry Bernardin Amd Henry Hunter, (Ltranslator) and Benjamin Smith Barton (Notes and Additions)

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Abraham Small: 1808

Seller ID: 25092

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3 volumes, complete. Xl, 417; vii, 504; ii, 493 pages. Snugly bound in period speckled calf boards but rebacked with professional faux leather spines for institutional purpose. Prior ownership of the Bryce Thompson Institute of Plant Research, with bookplates at front and card pockets at rear. Crude gilt title lettering to faux leather spines includes LOC catalog numbering stamped in gilt. Includes frontis and 4 folding plates from copperplate. Snugly bound and clean; expected light toning and foxing scattered through contents, heaviest to endpages. Mild rubbing to l... View more info

Occultations of Planets and Stars by the Moon During the Year 1853, Computed by John Downes At the Expense of the Fund Appropriated by Congress. for the Establishment of a Nautical Almanac

By: Downes, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Smithsonian Institution: 1853

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13917

Condition: Very Good


Tables; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 35 pages; Disbound monograph. From Smithsonian Institution Contributions of Knowledge, Vol VI, 1853. Extensives data tables reproduced in the text. The pages are bright and supple. Nice copy but disbound from original binding and lacking covers. View more info

The Northern Traveller: (Combined with the Northern Tour) Containing the Routes to Niagara, Quebec, and the Springs. with the Tour of New-England and the Route to the Coal Mines of Pennsylvania

By: Dwight, Theodore

Price: $180.00

Publisher: New York, G & C Carvill: 1828

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 14819

Condition: Very Good-


Maps and engravings; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 403 pages; 1/2 leather and marbled paper over boards. Solid and complete copy, the 3rd edition of this popular early touring guide. Illustrated with 19 copper engraved maps, one a double page map, and 12 copperplate views. Views bound in out of order, per the binder instructions and table of contents. The frontis is "Notch House." Boards light to moderately rubbed edges and surfaces. Original gilt decorated leather spine a bit surface and edge rubbed; gilt details a bit dulled but readily legible. Prior owner inscriptiuons to front and ... View more info