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image of La Famosa Invasione degli Orsi in Sicilia.

La Famosa Invasione degli Orsi in Sicilia.

by Buzzati, Dino

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Published
10-12-[19]45
Edition
First edition
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Buzzati, Dino, La Famosa Invasione degli Orsi in Sicilia. Disegni dell'autore. Milano-Roma: Rizzoli, 10-12-[19]45. First edition/prima edizione, 151 pages/pagine, printed in Milano, "nelle officine Rizzoli & C., Anonima per l'Arte, della stampa Piazza Carlo Erba." 27.5 cm x 20.5 cm. Gray paper boards stamped with red. Rare surviving pictorial dust-wrapper in very good condition, expertly conserved, de-acidified, mended and lined,… Read more
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image of A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Essay on Old Maids. By a Friend of the Sisterhood. In Three Volumes.

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A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Essay on Old Maids. By a Friend of the Sisterhood. In Three Volumes. London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand. M.DCC.LXXXV. [1785] 18 cm. First edition. [ xix; 261 pages; 4 blanks]; vol 1 old small stain 220 – 225; [3 blanks; iv; 250 pages; 4 blanks]; [3 blanks; iv; 255 pages; 3… Read more
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image of Memoirs of the Most Material Transactions in England, for the Last Hundred Years, Preceding the Revolution in 1688. The Second Edition Edition Corrected.

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Good +. London, printed for Tim Godwin, 1700. Extra-illustrated with 52 engraved portraits, laid in to size. Signed by Earl Pembroke numerous times. Tall octavo (20 cm x 12 cm x 4 cm), 405 pages, 51 engraved portraits and illustrations with a frontispiece of King William III. Collation: A8, B-U8, X-Z8, Aa-Cc8, Dd4, (Dd3 verso and Dd4 verso… Read more
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Virgidemarum. Satires in Six Books.

by Hall (Joseph)

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Published
1753
Condition
Very Good +
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Very Good +. Oxford, printed for R. Clements, 1753. In-12, [ii; xii; half-title, verso blank; prologue; pages 13 -108; 2 final blanks]. Brackets drawn on a few lines on pages 55 and 67. Complete. Contemporary calf with gilt decoration, marbled end-papers. The first three books of tooth-lesse satires, attacking institutions, were published in 1597, with reprints… Read more
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image of C. Plinii Caecilii Secundi Epistolarum Libri X et Pangyricus. Accedunt ariantes Lectiones.

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Good. Lugd[uni] Batavorum, Ex Officinâ Elseviriorum, 1640. 12mo. [xxiv; 1-289 ; 300-414 ; xxviii] Numbers 290-299 not used in pagination. Printers device on the title page. (Dedication to Ioanni de Laet by Bonaventure and Abraham Elzevier, Lugd-Batav.Kal.Sept. MDCXL. Praefatio, C. Plinii Caecilii Secundi Vita per Ioannem Mariam Catanaeum composita. Eiusdem Vita ex epistola collecta. Ex Onuphrii Panuini… Read more
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image of PINDARIANA; or PETER’S PORTFOLIO. Containing Tale, Fable, Translation, Ode, Elegy, Epigram, Song, Pastoral, Letters. With Extracts from Tragedy, Comedy, Opera, &c.  By Peter Pindar, Esq.

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Very Good. London: Printed by P. Spilsbury and Son, for J. Walker, Paternoster-Row; J. Bell; J. Ladley, Mount-Street, Berkeley-Square; and Mr. Jeffrey, Pall-Mall. M.DCC.XCIV. [1794] Quarter vellum on marbled boards, now scuffed. Quarto, 242 pages, 28 cm. First edition. An early twentieth century owner wrote an interesting entry on the front fly-leaf about the various available editions and… Read more
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image of LAUGH and be FAT, or, The MERRY COMPANION; CONTAINING Great Variety of Comical and Diverting STORIES: A Curious Collection of POEMS: A Curious Collection of EPITAPHS: A long String of out o’th’ Way Conundrums and Answers: And a Choice Collection of Songs, sung at the public Places of Diversion.

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Near Fine. London: Printed for the Booksellers in Town and Country. Price ONE SHILLING. [1795?] 96 pages, in-12. ESTC T37602. Bound with THE MERRY JESTER; OR, Wits in high Glee. Title page lacking. 48 pages, in-12. No place , no date. [18th century]. Also bound with Budget of Wit. Scottish Prudence. 16 pages. [Early nineteenth century].… Read more
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image of Exercises de Devotion de M. Henri Roch avec Mme. La Duchesse de Condor par feu M. l’Abbé de Voisenon de joueuse memoire et de son vivant Membre de l’Academie Francoise

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Very Good. A Vaucluse, 1786. First edition. Frontispiece. 13.8 cm. In-12 (4+8), [xiv; 104 pages]. Marbled boards and page edges, leather backstrap. Épitre Dedicatoire à M. Jean Camard and the Préface de M. Querlon, Bibliothécaire de M. Beaujon precede the text, and La Rocambole, ou Notes Édifiantes et Récréatives follow the text (pp. 81 to 104).… Read more
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Publius Terentius Afer

by Pickering Miniature Classics

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Condition
Fine
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Fine. Publius Terentius Afer, Londini impensis Gul. Pickering, 31, Lincolns Inn Fields, MDCCCXXII. Contemporary red morocco, raised bands, gilt edges, 83 mm x 46 mm, 3 7/16 in x 2 1/16 in, one of Pickerings famous miniature classics, containing all six of Terentius' surviving comedies: Andria, Eunuchus, Heauton Timorumenos, Hecyra, Adelphi, Phormio. [iv; … Read more
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image of Blackwood’s Comic Zadkiel; An Almanac at once Prophetical, Quizzical and Physical, Ombrological and Symbolical, Astronomically Comical, and Comically Astronomical, for the Year 1855: A Work Devoted to All the “Ologies” Except Tautology, and Containing Full Prophecies upon Everything  which Nobody Wishes to Know; and Truthfully Foretelling Every Future Event, from the Winner of the Derby to the Next Revolution in the Wheel of Time.

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Near Fine. London, James Blackwood, 1855 (Printed by Stewart and Murray, Old Bailey). Fifteenth thousand. Fold-out hand-colored frontispiece mounted on linen by William McConnell, who did all the other illustrations. 8vo, 180 mm x 120 mm, 88 pages with 8 pages of James Blackwoods advertisements for Christmas presents and illustrated books. Cloth spine with gilt lettering:… Read more
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Sunday in London. .

by [Wight, John],

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Published
1833
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
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$650.00

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Very Good. London, Effingham Wilson, 1833. Cohn 846. This copy has the plate "People of Condition on a Sunday" bound in at p. 42. Bookplate of Thomas Stillman. Quarter tan calf on marbled boards. Hinges cracked and rubbed but holding. Sold with an ALS from Wight to George Cruikshank, his illustrator, dated November 2, 1826. … Read more
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image of RULES / FOR THE /Government of the Alms-House / IN THE / CITY OF NEW-YORK,/ APPROVED AND AGREED TO / AT A / COMMON COUNCIL, / ON MONDAY, THE SIXTH OF OCTOBER,/ 1800.

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Printed by Furman and Loudon, Opposite the City-Hall, [New York]: 1801.. Near Fine. Printed by Furman and Loudon, Opposite the City-Hall, [New York]: 1801.First edition. Copies of this imprint are found at the Library of Congress and at the New York Historical Society. 22 pages, 6 7/8 in x 3 7/8 in; quarto; [A1-4; B1-4; C1-3]. Published by… Read more
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Trivia: or, the Art of Walking the Streets of London.

by Gay, Mr. [John],

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Condition
Very Good +
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Very Good +. London, Bernard Lintott, [1716]. First edition, first issue, one of 250 fine paper copies. Foxon G82. Rebacked, original backstrip preserved, gilt-trimmed full tan calf. Signed binding of J. Larkins. Hard slipcase, untrimmed.�
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image of Tour of the Isle of Wight.

Tour of the Isle of Wight.

by Hassell, J[ohn],

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Published
1790
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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London, John Jarvis, for Thomas Hookham in New Bond-Street, 1790. . Near Fine. London, John Jarvis, for Thomas Hookham in New Bond-Street, 1790. Bound for a Knight of the Garter. The backs of both volumes are decorated with the Garter motto: Honi soit qui mal y pense enclosing a lion rampant and a coronet, above which… Read more
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image of EIKON BASILIKE / THE / PORVTRAICTVRE / OF / HIS  SACRED MAIESTIE / IN / HIS SOLITUDES / AND / SUFFERINGS. Together with his MAIESTIES Praiers / delivered to Doctor Juxton immediately / before His Death. / Also His Majesties REASONS, Against the pre- / tended Jurisdiction of the high Court of / Justice, which he intended to deliver / in Writing on Monday, January 22 1648.

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Very Good. [No publisher. No place.] M.DC. XLIX [1649] Madan 62; Almack 48; Wing E311. 8vo, 17 cm, the EIKON is 247 pages, the verso of p. 247 is blank. This copy begins with a double-page frontispiece of the king in prayer, signed in the plate Guil.Marshall delin. (center) and Ro. Vaughn Scupl in the lower right-hand corner, under… Read more
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image of Expériences de Physique, par M. Pierre Polinière, Docteur en Médecine.

Expériences de Physique, par M. Pierre Polinière, Docteur en Médecine.

by Polinière, Pierre,

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Published
1709
Condition
Good
Edition
First
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Good. A Paris, Chez : Jean de Laulne, dans la Place de Sorbonne, à lImage S. Jean. Claude Jombert, près des Augustins, à lImage Notre-Dame. Jacque Quillau, Imprimeur, rue Galande, aux Armes de lUniversité. 1709. Avec Approbation et Privilege. First edition. 17 cm. In-12 (8 +4); [iv ; 508 pages ; 10 plates]. Pasted onto the paste-down of the… Read more
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image of Technica Curiosa, sive Mirabilia Artis, Libris XII. Comprehensa; Quibus varia Experimenta, variaque Technasmata Pneumatica, Hydraulica, Hydrotechnica, Mechanica, Graphica, Cyclometrica, Chronometrica, Automatica, Cabalistica, aliaque Artis arcana ac miracula, rara, curiosa, ingeniosa, magnamque partem nova_antehac inaudita, eruditi Orbis utilitati, delectationi, disceptationique proponuntur.

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Near Fine. Norimbergae : Sumptibus Johannis Andreae Endteri, & Wolfgangi Junioris Haeredum, excudebat Jobus Hertz Typographus Herbipol. M. DC. LXIV. [1664]. Prostant Norimbergae apud dictos Endteros. First edition, 20 cm x 15.5 cm, Latin text. An imperfect copy in its contemporary vellum binding. In-4. Collation : [2 blank leaves; xl; 1044 pages; xiv; ii (publishers catalogue for Gaspar… Read more
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image of A Discourse of Auxiliary Beauty. Or Artificiall Hansomenesse. In Point of Conscience Between Two Ladies.

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Fair. Printed for R. Royston, at the Angel in Ivie-Lane, 1656. First edition, collation: [i; viii, with rare errata pasted down on A4; 200 pages; i] Wing G355, ESTC R202122. In-8, with an allegorical printers device and partial quotation in Latin from the Gospel According to St. John 8:12, "Whoever follows me will not walk in… Read more
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image of New York Fire Department Reports of Operations 1910-11.

New York Fire Department Reports of Operations 1910-11.

by New York Fire Department

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Published
1910-1911
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
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$750.00

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Thick folio of 400 forms bound together, 800 pages, 36 cm x 22 cm, printer and stationers tag from the Martin B. Brown Company, order number 29,288, at 49 and 51 Park Place, on front pastedown. The leather binding is worn and patched with tape, and attempts at rehydration of the leather were only partially successful. Handwritten reports… Read more
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