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The Life of a Sailor

by Capt. Frederick Chamier

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E C Books
Published
1850
Condition
Fair
Edition
New Edition
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$85.76

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London: Richard Bentley; and Bell & Bradfute, 1850 A fair copy of the Richard Bentley single volume edition in the original Bentley Standard Novels decorative cloth binding. With tissue-guarded frontispiece and endpapers listing the Standard Novels. The binding is bright and clean. There is some wear at splitting at the spine ends and the beginning of splitting at the front… Read more
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image of Memoires de Luther ecrits par lui-meme, traduite et mis en ordre par M Michelet, suivis d'un essai sur L'Histoire de la Religion, et des Biographies de Wicliff, Jean Hus, Erasme, Melanchton, Hutten, et autres predecesseurs et contemporains de Luther

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PARIS : L Hachette, 1837 A VG copy in 2 volumes. In half leather binding with gilt compartments, title labels and gilt numerals to spine, and marbled boards. Boards, endpapers and page edges marbled. Vol I 368pp plus errata; Vol II 366pp plus errata. Bindings have a little wear to edges, including the top and bottom of the spine, and… Read more
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$57.18
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Adventures of Captain Bonneville, or Scenes byond the Rocky Mountains of the Far West

by Washington Irving

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Published
1850
Condition
Fair
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$42.88

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LONDON: George Routledge & Co, 1850 Nice rare early edition of Washington Irving's account of Captain Bonneville's travels among the various native american peoples of the Rocky Mountains and Far West. In original publisher's cloth binding with gilt decoration and titles to spine. There is splitting on the spine joints, fraying to top and bottom of spine, and bumping to… Read more
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Essays on Various Subjects, Principally designed for Young Ladies

by Hannah More

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E C Books
Published
1791
Condition
Fair
Edition
5th or later Edition
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$100.06

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LONDON: T Cadell, 1791 Hannah More's collection of essays for 'young ladies' written from her own teaching experience. They range from 'sentimental connexions' to 'miscellaneous thoughts on wit'. They were extremely popular and much reprinted. She dedicated the work to Elizabeth Montagu of blue stocking fame. This is a copy of the 5th edition. The full leather binding is worn… Read more
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Literary Life and Select Works of Benjamin Stillingfleet, several of which have never before been published,

by Benjamin Stillingfleet, William Coxe (editor)

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Published
1811
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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$428.82

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LONDON: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811 Works selected by William Coxe presented in 2 volumes (volume 2 has 2 parts), bound in one. Volume 1 covers his literary life; volume 2 his poems, dramas and sonnets and his natural history works. Benjamin Stillingfleet is believed to be the originator of the term 'blue stocking' - being invited by… Read more
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image of THE MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF JOHN EVELYN  ... COMPRISING HIS DIARY FROM THE YEAR 1641 TO 1705/6 ... TO WHICH IS SUBJOINED THE PRIVATE CORRESPONDANCE BETWEEN KING CHARLES 1 AND ... SIR EDWARD NICHOLAS ... AND SIR EDWARD HYDE

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London: Henry COLBURN, 1818 Two volumes complete, with map, portraits, engravings and tables. Original full leather binding with weak hinges which will need attention in due course. Clean contents, but occasional stains - images on request. Historically important work. Bray produced the first edition of his diaries, which offer a fine contemporary insight to the English Revolutionary period. The diaries… Read more
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$285.88