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Epistolæ Obscurorum Virorum: The Latin Text with an English Rendering, Notes, and an Historical Introduction by Francis Griffin Stokes
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Epistolæ Obscurorum Virorum: The Latin Text with an English Rendering, Notes, and an Historical Introduction by Francis Griffin Stokes

By Stokes, Francis Griffin, editor

London: Chatto & Windus, 1925. Second Impression. Frontis. 8vo. Bound in three quarter blue morocco and blue cloth boards, t.e.g., by Bayntun, Bath. Fine. Notes of Alfred More Lincoln's In 12930 throughout. Second Impression. Frontis. 8vo. With two 2 page ALSs from Stokes about the book tipped in The first ALS from Stokes (dated 23.iii.33) is in reply to a letter from an unnamed reader. Stokes says "it is pleasant to know that a work which I brought to completion just twenty-four years ago is still read and appreciated ..." The second ALS from Stokes, also in reply to a letter from an unnamed person (dated March 31, '33) declines a lunch invitation on account of his health and indicates that he is involved in the "current issue of 'N + Q' and shall read your article with much interest." Here he refers almost certainly to Notes and Queries, an English regional history journal responsible for the publication of much historical, archaeological, and regional research related to English subjects.

$350.00

Chiploquorgan; or, Life by the Camp Fire in Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland
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Chiploquorgan; or, Life by the Camp Fire in Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland

By Dashwood, Richard Lewes

Dublin: Robert T. White, 1871. First edition. Frontispiece. [viii], 293 pp. Publisher's brick-colored cloth decorated and lettered in gilt. 293 pp.; half-title, frontispiece with tissue guard. Minor wear, Very Good at least, binders ticket to front pastedown ,"Galwey & Co. Bookbinders 22 Eustace Street, Dublin". First edition. Frontispiece. [viii], 293 pp. "Contains many accounts of fishing and in the Nepisiquit, Restigouche and other rivers". Sage p76, Wetzel p128. As an Officer of the 15th Foot Regiment, Dashwood left Cork for St. John, N.B. where he was stationed from 1862 until 1868. He was an enthusiastic sportsman who spent hisleaves hunting; in 1868 he made an expedition to Newfoundland toshoot caribou. The present title combines information on game,hunting equipment, and on methods of hunting with passing commentson the country and a well-told account of his hunting experiences.The main title is the Millicite word for the stick on which thekettle is suspended over the camp fire. "Somehow, even Bermuda is included in this interesting, if rambling book, with much about fishes, even those of Bermuda...Rare" (Bruns). Bruns D14; Sage, p. 76; Westwood & Satchell, p. 76; Wetzel, p. 128; O'Dea. 776; Story p210; Rhodenizer p. 65; Riling 904

$500.00

The Works of Robert Burns; with an Account of His Life

By Burns, Robert

London: Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies, Strand, 1813. 4 vols. 8vo. Half blue calf, some wear. 4 vols. 8vo. Egerer 151

$300.00

La Révolution 1789-1882. Appendices par Emm. de Saint-Albin Victor Pierre et Arthur Loth
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La Révolution 1789-1882. Appendices par Emm. de Saint-Albin Victor Pierre et Arthur Loth

By d'Hericault, Charles

Paris: Dumoulin, 1883. First edition. Illus with 14 Chromolithographs and woodcuts. 445 pp. Folio. Publisher's three quarters red morocco and marbled boards. Very Good. First edition. Illus with 14 Chromolithographs and woodcuts. 445 pp. Folio.

$200.00

Endymion: A Poetic Romance
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Endymion: A Poetic Romance

By Keats, John

London: for Taylor and Hessey, 1818. First edition, first issue, with imprint on verso of half-title reading "Printed by T. Miller, Noble street, Cheapside." and with integral erratum leaf and inserted 5-line errata tipped-in at rear. ix, [iii], 207, [1], [4, ads dated 1 May 1818]. 8vo. Uncut in original publisher's boards, printed paper title label to spine. Minor wear to spine ends, some very light browning in places and occasional pencil underlining, slight creasing to the erratum leaf, bookplate removed from front pastedown. First edition, first issue, with imprint on verso of half-title reading "Printed by T. Miller, Noble street, Cheapside." and with integral erratum leaf and inserted 5-line errata tipped-in at rear. ix, [iii], 207, [1], [4, ads dated 1 May 1818]. 8vo. Fine Copy in Boards. A near pristine copy in boards of the first edition, first issue, of the second of only three lifetime publications by Keats, comprising his longest single sustained poem, famous for its opening line: "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever." So savage and malevolent were the reviews of this poem by Blackwoods and the Quarterly--"Lockhart found it exquisitely funny that an apothecary, a fellow who confessedly knew no Greek, who had to read Homer in a translation, should venture on a classic theme" (MacGillivray)--that Keats' supporters thereafter blamed the reviewers for Keats' early death. A superb copy. MacGillivray A2; Ashley III:13; Tinker 1419; Hayward 232

$20000.00

Der Index der verbotenen Bücher
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Der Index der verbotenen Bücher

By Reusch, Dr. Fr. Heinrich

Bonn: Verlag von Max Cohen & Sohn, 1883. XII, 624 ; XI, 876 ; IV, 877-1266pp. 2 vols. Bound in three quarters crimon morocco, t.e.g. Fine. XII, 624 ; XI, 876 ; IV, 877-1266pp. 2 vols.

$450.00

The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvel

By Ingoldsby, Thomas (pseud. of R. H. Barham)

London: Richard Bentley, 1887. Carmine edition. Engraved titles; portraits; plates by Cruikshank, Leech, and others; text illustrations and decorations. xii, 468pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in full blue morocco, with 8 multi-color inlays on the front and back covers and 5 inlays on spine, a.e.g., silk endpapers, by Kelly & Sons, Binders for Brentano's (New York). About fine. Carmine edition. Engraved titles; portraits; plates by Cruikshank, Leech, and others; text illustrations and decorations. xii, 468pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Sadleir 156 (for first ed.)

$3500.00

Rede des Perikles für die Gefallenen
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Rede des Perikles für die Gefallenen

By (Kleukens Presse) Thucydides

[Frankfurt am Main: Kleukens Presse, 1920. Number 34 of 250 copies. Unpaginated, [12] ff. First and last leaves are blanks. 1 vols. 4to. Full brown morocco stamped in blind, spine titled in gilt, patterned paper endsheets, t.e.g. Number 34 of 250 copies. Unpaginated, [12] ff. First and last leaves are blanks. 1 vols. 4to. Pericles' Funeral oration, from the second book of Thucydides History of the Peleponnesian War. The German text is by Rudolf G. Binding. This is the fifth book of the Kleukens Presse; most copies were issued in boards, the present copy is in a full brown morocco binding with elaborate decorative strapwork borders in blind. Rodenberg I,104; Schauer II,67

$500.00

The Life of Samuel Johnson...newly edited with Notes by Roger Ingpen
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The Life of Samuel Johnson...newly edited with Notes by Roger Ingpen

By Boswell, James

Bath: George Bayntun: 18 Walcot Street, 1925. 2 vols. Small 4to. Bound in three quareters crimson morocco, a.e.g. by Asprey. Fine. 2 vols. Small 4to.

$300.00

On Lake Winnepesaukee. Summer Outing (1899) of the Lujimkidjuleharry Quintette
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On Lake Winnepesaukee. Summer Outing (1899) of the Lujimkidjuleharry Quintette

[N.p.: privately printed, 1899. 11 leaves: Title, with text on verso, and 10 leaves printed recto only. 1 vols. Small oblong 16mo (2-3/8 x 3-7/16 inches). Original wrappers, upper cover with lithographed image of the main event described in the text (neatly backed to style with green diaper-grained cloth, neat repairs to crease in upper cover and lower outer corner). 11 leaves: Title, with text on verso, and 10 leaves printed recto only. 1 vols. Small oblong 16mo (2-3/8 x 3-7/16 inches). A souvenir and reminder of the early days of the summer cabins on Lake Winnepesaukee in New Hampshire. A humorous story told in verse: five friends, Lu, Jim, Kid, Jule, and Harry, have taken a cabin for the summer, fishing, feasting and drinking beer. One of their number drinks too many beers in an attempt to drown his sorrows after a fishless day. The following morning, hung-over, he wanders into the brush and encounters a bear (according to him). The bear goes one way the man another, but despite a thorough search no further sign of the bear is found during the following day, and by evening doubts are cast on the hung-over fisherman's version of events: "Are you sure your bear wasn't a mule?" Rare: no other copy recorded.

$750.00

The Plays of William Shakespeare, in eight volumes, with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators; to which are added notes by Sam. Johnson
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The Plays of William Shakespeare, in eight volumes, with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators; to which are added notes by Sam. Johnson

By Shakespeare, William

London: Printed [by William Strahan] for J. and R. Tonson ... T. Longman [et al], 1765. Second Johnson edition. Frontispiece portrait by George Vertue. Johnson's Preface paginated, half-titles in all volumes. 8 vols. 8vo. Bound in contemporary full mottled calf, rebacked, original gilt decorated spines laid down. Second Johnson edition. Frontispiece portrait by George Vertue. Johnson's Preface paginated, half-titles in all volumes. 8 vols. 8vo. Johnson's Shakespeare: A Landmark of Literary Scholarship. A handsome copy of Johnson's famous edition of Shakespeare; the second edition, issued November 1765, a month after the first edition, and distinguished only by a variant imprint, pagination in Johnson's preface, the absence of cancels, variations in some signatures and pressworks, and the presence of half-titles in all volumes. Adam Smith is said to have called it "the most manly piece of criticism that was ever published in any country". Jaggard notes that Johnson seems to have earned in excess of £1,300 for his editorial labors. "Printing occupied several years. The work was published, and presumably distributed to subscribers, on 10 October 1765, at 2 guineas a copy ... The reception was almost uniformly favorable" (Fleeman). Fleeman 65.10SP2a; Courtney & Smith pp. 103-08; Chapman & Hazen pp. 146-47; Jaggard p. 501; Pforzheimer 911g. Provenance: Sarah House (early ownership signature)

$4500.00

A GENERAL ACCOUNT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS OF USING ATOMIC ENERGY FOR MILITARY PURPOSES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 1940 - 1945
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A GENERAL ACCOUNT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF METHODS OF USING ATOMIC ENERGY FOR MILITARY PURPOSES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 1940 - 1945

By Smyth, H.D.

[Washington, D.C.]: [Government Printing Office], 1945. With graphs and tables. [198 pp]. Lithoprint. 10 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Original cream textured stapled wrappers. "Release for Publication on" lithographed on upper wrapper. Light spotting to wrappers. In quarter black morocco clamshell case with gilt lettering to spine. With graphs and tables. [198 pp]. Lithoprint. 10 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches. Rare 1945 lithoprint. Published only days after American attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this report is a "remarkably full and candid account of the development work carried out between 1940 and 1945 by the American-directed but internationally recruited team of physicists... which culminated in the production of the first atomic bomb." (PMM) Henry DeWolf Smyth, a consultant on the Manhattan Project who also served as the chairman of Princeton University's Department of Physics, composed this first official record of the creation of the atom bomb with the intention of educating the American public about the unprecedented scientific and technological advances that the Manhattan Project scientists had achieved since 1940. "The ultimate responsibility for our nation's policy rests on its citizens," he writes in the report's preface, "and they can discharge such responsibilities wisely only if they are informed." The report was necessarily limited in scope due to the classified nature of many of the details of the atomic bomb's ultimate design. It therefore focuses primarily on basic problems of nuclear physics, which nevertheless were remarkable enough to the general public at the time of publication to render the Smyth Report a bestseller: It sold almost 127,000 copies in its first eight printings, and remained on the New York Times bestseller list from mid-October 1945 to late-January 1946. The report also provided information about the development of the atomic bomb project, including some details about the then-secret laboratories and production sites at Los Alamos, New Mexico; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; and Hanford, Washington. This copy of the report is the pre-publication issue released to the press on August 12, 1945. It was printed on mimeograph machines in the offices of the War Department. The report was first published by the War Department, and later by Princeton University Press when demand surpassed the Department's printing capacity. This pre-publication issue differs in certain small ways from Princeton's final version. Most notably, a sentence alluding to a "poisoning" effect in the production reactors was removed for security reasons; ironically, this may only have emphasized its potential interest to Soviet scientists. Printing and the Mind of Man 422e; Norman 1962; Coleman 37; Laudamus 0425

$3750.00

Jerusalem Creek. Journeys into Driftless Country
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Jerusalem Creek. Journeys into Driftless Country

By Leeson, Ted

[Guilford, Conn.]: The Lyons Press, 2002. Deluxe Edition. One of 10 copies, signed by the author, also by Nick and Tony Lyons. 1 vols. 8vo. Bounds in three quarter black Niger goatskin, gilt stamped spine labels, slipcase. As new. Deluxe Edition. One of 10 copies, signed by the author, also by Nick and Tony Lyons. 1 vols. 8vo. One of 10 Copies.

$600.00

Building Classic Salmon Flies

By Alcott, Ron

Woodstock: Vermont [1995]: The Countryman Press, 1995. One of 50 signed copies. 197pp. †ext in red leatherette, housed in a matching slipcase with a mounted Rosy Dawn fly dressed by Ron Alcott. One of 50 signed copies. 197pp. Inscribed to Judith Bowman on the colophon page by the author.

$300.00

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

By Ibáñez, Vicente Blasco (1867-1928)

New York: E.P. Dutton, 1919. Author's edition. Frontis. 8vo. Half red morocco and boards, t.e.g. for Asprey. Fine. Author's edition. Frontis. 8vo. First World War novel of brothers-in-laws on two different sides.

$200.00

Emin Pasha and the rebellion at the Equator. A story of nine months experiences in the last of the Soudan Provinces by. With the revision and co-operation of Henry M. Stanley, D. C. L.
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Emin Pasha and the rebellion at the Equator. A story of nine months experiences in the last of the Soudan Provinces by. With the revision and co-operation of Henry M. Stanley, D. C. L.

By Mounteney-Jephson, A.J.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1890. First Edition. Illus. xxiv, 490pp. With folding map of Equatorial Province and a copy of the Mahdi's letter in Arabic to Emin Pasha demanding his surrender to in back pocket. 8vo. Deluxe Half publisher's brown morocco and marbled boards, a.e.g. Very Good. First Edition. Illus. xxiv, 490pp. With folding map of Equatorial Province and a copy of the Mahdi's letter in Arabic to Emin Pasha demanding his surrender to in back pocket. 8vo. DELUXE BINDING.

$500.00

The Wildfowler in Scotland
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The Wildfowler in Scotland

By Millais, J.G.

Longmans, Green, and Co, 1901. First Edition. 21 plates after drawings by the author (2 in color)., 167pp. 1 vols. 4to. Bound in modern half red morocco, with gilt emblematic tooling on spine t.e.g. Bookplate of Noel Peach. Fine. Millais, J. G. First Edition. 21 plates after drawings by the author (2 in color)., 167pp. 1 vols. 4to. A Choice Copy.

$300.00

the Miscellaneous Works of William Hazlitt

By Hazlitt, William

New York: Derby & Jackson, 1859. 5 vols. 8vo. Half brown contemporary calf, with green and red title labels, all edges marbled. Fine . Booklabel of John Arnot Senr. and his signature. 5 vols. 8vo.

$400.00

The Angler's Souvenir. P. Fisher, Esq
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The Angler's Souvenir. P. Fisher, Esq

By [Chatto, William Andrew]

London: Tilt, 1831. First edition. Engraved frontispiece, engraved title, and 31 plates by Beckwith & Topham. [iii]-lx, 192pp. 12mo. Bound in full black pebbled contemporary morocco, stamped in gilt, a.e.g. Very Good. First edition. Engraved frontispiece, engraved title, and 31 plates by Beckwith & Topham. [iii]-lx, 192pp. 12mo. "The work is clever and caustic, and contains a critique of several of the angling books of the day" Westwood & Satchell p. 93. Westwood & Satchell p. 93

$400.00

The Forsyte Saga [With] Swan Song (1928) First Edition. [With] Modern Love (1929) First Edition
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The Forsyte Saga [With] Swan Song (1928) First Edition. [With] Modern Love (1929) First Edition

By Galsworthy, John

London: William Heinemann, 1922. First edition, First Impression. Folding table pulling out to the right. 1104 pp. Printed by Billing and Sons, Ltd, Guiford and Esher. 3 vols. 8vo. Bound in three quarters green morocco and green cloth sides, a.e.g., for Asprey & Co. Ltd. First edition, First Impression. Folding table pulling out to the right. 1104 pp. Printed by Billing and Sons, Ltd, Guiford and Esher. 3 vols. 8vo. The second and third volumes are Galsworthy's sequels to The Forsythe Saga with Soames and Fleur as the principles. Marrott pp. 34-36

$750.00

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