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The Spirit of Laws

by De Montesquieu, Baron

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1793
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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$350.00

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Glasgow: Printed by David Niven for J. Duncan & Son; J. & M. Robertson, And J. & W. Shaw, Booksellers,, 1793 Two volumes. Contemporary full polished brown tree calf, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, with contrasting spine labels, marbled endpapers. Some wear and rubbing, small chips to spine ends, former owner bookplate to front pastedowns, a few light scattered… Read more
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$350.00
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Miscellanies

by Swift, Jonathan

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Published
1742
Condition
Near Fine
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$750.00

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London: Printed for Charles Bathurst, 1742 Four volumes. Fourth edition. Contemporary full brown calf, spines numbered in gilt, red spine labels, red speckled edges. Some wear and rubbing to the extremities, spine ends lightly chipped, former owner bookplates to pastedowns and first blanks; internally, some light staining and some scattered spots, else a very attractive and unsophisticated example in a… Read more
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$750.00
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M. T. Ciceronis Orationum Volumen Primum. Pars II Cum correctionibus Pauli Manutii. Pars III.

by Cicero, Marcus Tullius

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1519
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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$4,500.00

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Venice: 1519 (Venetiis in aedibus Aldi, et Andreae soceri, mense Ianvario., 1519 First edition of Volume I (January 1519); later editions of Volume II (1554) and Volume III (1546) [originally May and August 1519]. Woodcut Aldine device to titles and additionally to verso of colophons of Vol II and III, Vol III with title device hand-colored, italic type, initial spaces… Read more
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Rotterdam: Arnold Leers, 1648 12mo. Fourth edition. With additional engraved title page and 2 full-page engraved illustrations. Contemporary speckled brown calf, double ruled in blind to covers, horizontal rules in blind and paper library labels to spine, red speckled edges. Very good, with shallow chipping to bottom of spine, light wear to hinges and corners, sound binding with strong hinges,… Read more
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$18,500.00
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Histoire De Louis XI

by Duclos, Charles Pinot

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1775
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$200.00

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Paris: Guéin & Prault, 1775 12mo. Three volumes, frontispiece in Vol. I. Finely bound in contemporary brown mottled calf, five raised bands to spines, compartments decorated in gilt, dark brown morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, text block edges red, blue and red marbled endpapers. About very good with some wear to extremities, some hinges starting in Vol. I and… Read more
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Les Caracteres de Theophraste, avec les caracteres, ou les Moeurs de ce siècle.

by Bruyère, Jean de là

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1784
Condition
Near Fine
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$300.00

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London, 1784 Three volumes. Later edition. Finely bound in contemporary speckled light brown calf, boards triple ruled in gilt, spines decorated in gilt with gray leather spine labels lettered in gilt, board edges and turn-ins tooled in gilt, text block edges gilt, red and blue marbled endpapers. A near fine set with a touch of light rubbing to extremities, small… Read more
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$300.00
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Chefs-d'Oeuvre Dramatiques de P. & zt. Corneille, Avec le Jugement des Savans à la suite de chaque Pièce

by Corneille, Pierre and Thomas

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1783
Condition
Near Fine
Item Price
$450.00

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London, 1783 24 mo. Five volumes. Early edition. Finely bound in contemporary tan mottled calf, boards triple-ruled in gilt and spines stamped in gilt, board edges and turn-ins gilt, text block edges gilt, red and blue marbled endpapers; green silk markers in each volume. A near fine set with just some light wear to extremities, most pronounced in Vol. II,… Read more
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$450.00
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Account of a New Hygrometer

by Deluc, Jean Andre

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1774
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$3,500.00

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London: Printed By W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1774 Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to noted British astronomer and mathematician Thomas Hornsby to front pastedown: "Pour Mons. Hornsby de la part d l'Auteur". Small 4to. [2], 57, [1] pp. First separate edition, originally published in the periodical Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in the previous year. Containing one… Read more
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$3,500.00
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A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America

by Adams, John

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1787
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
Item Price
$5,500.00

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Boston: Edmund Freeman; London: C. Dilly, 1787 Boston: Re-printed and fold by Edmund Freeman, opposite of the North Door of the State-House, 1788; and London: Printed for C. Dilly, 1787-1788. Three volumes, the first 12mo volume is the third edition of the Defence and the first to be published in Boston, issued as a stand-alone work in 1788; the other… Read more
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Epigrammata Thomae Mori Angli. Viri eruditionis pariter ac virtutis nomine clarissimi Angliaq[ue] olim Cancellarii.

by Mori, Thomae [More, Thomas]

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1638
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$2,500.00

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Londini (London): typis I[ohn]. H[aviland] apud Humphredum Mosley, 1638 First edition printed in England. 16mo. pp. [iv], 182, [iv], lacking the last blank. Contemporary full brown calf, front and rear boards double-ruled in blind, title page with ornate border, additional engraved title with portrait of the author. A very good copy, with early repairs to binding (interior hinges reinforced and… Read more
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$2,500.00
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Letters Concerning Toleration

by Locke, John

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1765
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$4,000.00

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London: A. Millar, 1765 Modern three-quarter dark brown calf over tan cloth boards, with five raised bands and red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. A very good or better copy, with some foxing and soiling to frontispiece and title page, small chip to top corner of frontispiece, text block otherwise clean and complete, boards slightly bowed, binding bright and… Read more
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$4,000.00
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A View of the Invisible World: Or, General History of Apparitions

by Defoe, Daniel

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1752
Condition
Good
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$2,500.00

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London: Printed in the Year, 1752, 1752 Contemporary brown sheep, ruled and stamped in blind. Engraved frontispiece, engravings throughout text. A very good copy, with toning to pages, front endpaper partially excised, expert repairs to hinges. Contemporary ownership signature to title page. An attractive copy. Very scarce. A View of the Invisible World is a collection of anecdotes detailing various… Read more
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$2,500.00
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

by Goldsmith, Oliver

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1766
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$1,500.00

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Corke: Printed for Eugene Swiney, 1766 Pirated Corke edition. Bound in contemporary full brown calf, with five raised bands to the spine, contrasting red calf label to the spine, lettered and decorated in gilt, board edges tooled in blind. Very good, with some wear to the extremities, light rubbing to the boards and spine, minor spotting to the fore edge,… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts

by Swift, Jonathan

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1726
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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$4,500.00

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London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726 Four parts in two volumes as issued. Octavo. Volume I: First edition, Teerink's "B" with the engraved frontispiece of Lemuel Gulliver in the second state (as usual); volume II: Second edition (Teerink 293) as stated on the title page, bound without advertisement leaf. Bound in contemporary full polished brown calf, spines attractively rebacked early… Read more
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift

by Swift, Jonathan

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B & B Rare Books, Ltd., ABAA
Published
1808
Condition
Fine
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$1,500.00

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London: for J. Johnson, 1808 19 volumes. 8vo., bound in contemporary three-quarter dark calf over blue boards with gilt spines, marbled pastedown and endpapers. A very good to near fine set with light rubbing and a few small stains to covers; internally very tight and clean with only some light scattered foxing, mostly to the preliminary pages of text. A… Read more
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$1,500.00