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Scènes de la Vie Privée et Publique des Animaux Vignettes par Grandville.

by Grandville [Gérard, Jean-Ignace-Isidore (1803 – 1847)]

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Published
1855
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[Gérard, Jean-Ignace-Isidore (1803 – 1847)], Grandville. Scènes de la Vie Privée et Publique des Animaux Vignettes par Grandville. Études de Mœurs Contemporaines par MM. Balzac, George Sand, Charles Nodier, Stahl, J. Janin, P. Bernard, E. de La Bédollierre, L. Baude, Ed. Lemoine Etc. Paris : Maresq et Compagnie, Éditeurs, 5, rue du Pont-du-Lodi, 5 ; Gustave Havard, Librarie, 15, rue… Read more
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The Moral Characters of Theophrastus.

by Theophrastus

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Published
1714
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[Theophrastus] The Moral Characters of Theophrastus. Translated from the Greek, By Eustace Budgell, Esq; Reddere persone scit convenientia cuique. Hor. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, at Shakespeare's Head, over-against Catherine-Street in the Strand, 1714. [engraved frontispiece by Lud. Du Guernier deli & Sculp; vi; life of Theophrastus xvi; the preface viii; 80; iv] 12mo. The introduction begins the text on… Read more
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The Wassail-Bowl.

by Smith, Albert

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Published
1843
Edition
First
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Albert Smith, The Wassail-Bowl. By Albert Smith. In Two Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1843. First edition as a book. 18 cm x 11.5 cm. 12mo. [Vol. I: 2 blanks; frontispiece, preface, prologue; 252 pages; 2 blanks] [Vol. II: 2 blanks; frontispiece, title page; 249 pages; two blanks] Marbled green calf, with gold-ruled covers, five raised bands, six… Read more
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Memoirs of Monkeys, &c, &c.

by [Nathaniel Ogle]

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Published
1825
Edition
First
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$500.00

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[Nathaniel Ogle] Memoirs of Monkeys, &c, &c. London: Printed for Geo. B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-Lane, 1825. First edition. 16mo; [iv; 152 pages]. Bound in quarter green calf over marbled boards, with binding stamp 2 of Sir Alexander James Beresford Beresford-Hope, four raised bands, with five compartments marked out in gold, with Beresford-Hope's crest of a broken globe surmounted by a rainbow… Read more
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My Lady’s Shag Dog!!

by [Johnny Bull]

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Published
[182?]
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First
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[Johnny Bull] My Lady's Shag Dog!! A Poetical Epistle, From Johnny Bull, in London, to his Brother-in-Law, Patrick Bull, in Dublin. London: Published by John Fairburn, 2, Broadway, Ludgate-Hill. Marchant, Printer, Ingram-Court, Fenchurch Street, London. [182?] Price Fourpence. First edition, 15 numbered pages of text, the verso of p. 15 is an advertisement for John Fairburn's publications. 20.5 cm, 8vo.… Read more
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Quin, James, Quin's Jests; or, the Facetious Man's Pocket-Companion. London, S. Bladon, 1766. [James Quin] Quin's Jests; or, the Facetious Man's Pocket-Companion. Containing every Species of Wit, Humour, and Repartee, with a Compleat Collection of Epigrams, Bon-Mots, &c, &c. London: Printed for S. Bladon, in Pater-noster-Row, MDCCLXVI [1766]. First edition. [ii; blank leaf; ii], 104 pages] 12mo; 18 cm… Read more
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York Chapbooks

by Wordsworth, William et alia

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Published
[1820]
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[Chap Books, York Chap Books] James Kendrew, Ten Chapbooks bound. Book plate of Irwin Laughlin, whose motto was: Alias Aliis Hic Mihi, Ex-Bibliotheca in Aedibus Meridianis. Irwin B. Laughlin was an American diplomat, whose home in Washington, D. C., 1630 Crescent Place, now Meridan House, which once housed this book. Binding stamp partially illegible, Piccadilly. A marvelous collection… Read more
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Eccentric Tales In Verse. .

by Colman, George

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Published
1812
Edition
Second
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George Colman. Eccentric Tales. In Verse. Ascribed to George Colman, the Younger, Esq. Forming a New Volume to His Broad Grins. The Second Edition. London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 111, Cheapside; and William Allason, 31, New Bond Street, 1812. Fold-out hand-colored frontispiece J. A. Atkinson, del., published by S. Tipper, Leadenhall Street. [xi; 144 pages] Printed by J. Haddon, Tabernacle… Read more
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Twelve Scotch Chap Books.

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Published
1840 - 1860
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Chap Books. Twelve Scotch Chap Books. Boxed in a cloth folding box, with gilt-decorated calf spine. 1. Visits from the World of Spirits, Being a Collection of Facts Relating to the Appearances of Ghosts, Spectres, and Apparitions: To which is prefixed, the Best Cure for Imaginary Terrors. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, [no date]. At the foot of… Read more
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The Merry Droll, or Pleasing Companion. Consisting of a Variety of Facetious and Engaging Stories; and Familiar Letters. In Which Several Entertaining Adventures are truly related; and Divers Instances of Love and Gallantry, Elegantly Displayed. Including also, Some Poetical Recreations; Being a Collection of Merry Tales, Diverting Fables, Pleasing Pastorals, and Other Select Pieces. The Whole Moral, Instructive and Entertaining.… Read more
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BOB A L’EXPOSITION Par GYP

by Sibylle-Gabrielle-Marie-Antoinette de Riquetti de Mirabeau

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Published
1889
Edition
Troisième Édition
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$450.00

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[Sibylle-Gabrielle-Marie-Antoinette de Riquetti de Mirabeau / Sibylle-Gabrielle-Marie-Antoinette de Riquetti de Martel de Janville] GYP, BOB A L'EXPOSITION Par GYP. Dessins de BOB. Troisième Édition. Paris : Calmann Lévy, Éditeur, Ancienne Maison Michel Lévy Frères, 3 Rue Auber, 3, 1889. In-8. [viii ; 120 pages]. Imp. Mouillot, 13. Quai Voltaire, 38300. French language text. Original green wrapper bound in. 23 cm… Read more
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Caricaturen No. 3 Caricatures.

by J[oan] C[hristian] Verkouteren

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Published
n.d.
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Verkouteren, J[oan] C[hristian]. Broadside. Caricaturen No. 3 Caricatures. Bergen-op-Zoom, [no date.] 40 cm x 31.5 cm. Twenty-eight hand-colored woodcut caricatures, captions given in Flemish and in French. J. C. Verkouteren was a publisher and bookseller in Bergen-op-Zoom (Brabant), who married Goverdina Jacoba Straatman, the daughter of the arms manufacturer Straatman, November 4, 1830. He was the son of… Read more
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The Oak, an Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Part I, May, 1868. London: Houlston & Wright, Paternoster Row, 1868. [xvi; double frontispiece: Disraeli and a George Cruikshank illustration "The Yokel and the Acorn" for "Aesop Revived"; 64 pages; vi] 22.5 cm. 8vo. Advertising on the verso of the covers, 16 pages of introductory advertising and 6 pages following the text.… Read more
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The Merry Philosopher or Thoughts on Jesting

by Meier, George Frederick

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Published
1764
Edition
First
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Meier, George Frederick, The Merry Philosopher or Thoughts on Jesting, London, J. Newberry, 1764. A translation into English from the original German. 16mo; 213 pages. This copy lacks final blanks and 2 pages of advertisements. Lowndes, Vol. II, 1530. 16 cm; rebound in later marbled boards with a calf spine, red and gilt leather label. First English edition.
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Galaxy of Comicalities.

by Lansing, Alfred A., Alexander Anderson, Jacob Maas, Milton F. Harrison

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Published
1833-34
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First
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[Lansing, Alfred A., Alexander Anderson, Jacob Maas, Milton F. Harrison], Galaxy of Comicalities, Philadelphia: Printed by Lesher & Shelly, No. 303 Callowhill St. at $1.25 per annum in advance, 1833. Twelve Issues: Volume 1: Nos. 1 – 12. These are twelve issues of only forty printed between October 2, 1833 and July 5, 1834. Galaxy of Comicalities is said to… Read more
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Gounod, Charles François, Le Médecin Malgré Lui, Comédie en 3 Actes, de Molière, Arrangé en Opéra-Comique par MM Jules Barbier & Michel Carré. Musique de Charles Gounod Partition Piano et Chant. Paris: Colombier, Éditeur, rue Vivienne, No. 6, [1858]. 27.5 cm x 18 cm, [iv ; 190 pages]. In-8vo. Original green wrapper bound-in. Bound in half blue goatskin, with gold lettering… Read more
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The Petticoat: an Heroi-Comical Poem.

by Chute, Francis

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Published
MDCCXVI
Edition
Second corrected
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[Francis Chute] Mr. Gay, The Petticoat: an Heroi-Comical Poem. In Two Books. Price One Shilling.London, Printed for R. Burleigh in Amen Corner, MDCCXVI (1716). 18.5 cm; 39 pages; 8vo; [half-title, verso blank; title-page, verso blank, address to the ladies, iii, verso of p. iii blank (A4 unsigned); pp. 21-22 unpaginated (half-title for Book II); verso of p. 39 blank]. Printer's… Read more
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[Egan, Pierce], Life in London; Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq. and His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, Accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in Their Rambles and Sprees through the Metropolis. By Pierce Egan. Author of Walks through Bath, Sporting Anecdotes, Pictures of the Fancy, Boxiana, &c. Dedicated to His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth. Embellished… Read more
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Opus Merlini Cocaii Poetae Mantuani Macaronicorum

by Teofilo Folengo

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Published
1613
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[Teofilo Folengo] Opus Merlini Cocaii Poetae Mantuani Macaronicorum. Venetiis, apud Nicolaum Bevilacquam, 1613. In-12. 14.5 cm. Contemporary lap-edged polished vellum, titled on the spine by hand, possibly by Simon Abbes Gabbema. Woodcut printer's device with motto "sciencia immutabilis" on the title page. [iv (blanks); 1 – 541; viii; i (blank)] Verso of p. 541 blank; Twenty-seven woodcut illustrations at: A1b;… Read more
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Walt Disney Magic Moments.

by Walt Disney, Ercole Arseni, Leone Bosi, e Massimo Marconi

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Published
ottobre 1973
Edition
First / Prima edizione
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Walt Disney Magic Moments. Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, ottobre 1973. Prima edizione, hanno collaborato alla realizzatione di questo volume Ercole Arseni, Leone Bosi, e Massimo Marconi. Prezentazione di Massimo Marconi. 191 pages. Italian language text. Book dimensions: 35.5 cm x 26.5 cm; publisher's box wrap: 43 cm x 24.5 cm. Included inside the folding publisher's box wrap is an unwrapped… Read more
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