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Letters from Virginia, Translated from the French

By Tucker, George (?)

Baltimore: Published by Fielding Lucas, Jr. / J. Robinson, Printer, 1816. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 32mo. 220 pages. Hardcover bound in original 3/4 leather with brown marbled paper-covered boards. The binding is worn and bumped. The leather is scuffed in places, and the top half of the front hinge is starting. The binding is sound. The text is toned. Lacks the front flyleaf; the first leaf is the half title. Published anonymously. Howes (Final, V-119b) notes that this work is attributed most likely to George Tucker. Other possibilities are William Maxwell ad J. K. Paulding. The letters are addressed to various people, including Miss Emily G... and Mr. Henry D.... The content is on happenings in Virginia and other subjects.

$185.00

Un Milliardaire Antique: Herode Atticus et sa Famille. Universite Egyptienne: Recueil de Travaux Publies par la Faculte des Lettres; Cinquieme Fascicule

By Graindor, Paul

Le Caire / Cairo: Imprimerie Misr, Societe Anonyme Egyptienne, 1930. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. Quarto. xiv, (251) pages. Text is in French. Hardcover half bound in burgundy leather with burgundy and brown marbled paper-covered boards. Ribbed spine. A mid-20th century binding. The binding shows moderate wear. Corners are a little bumped and abraded, and the spine ends are chipped or abraded. Some scuffing on the spine. One spot of the marbled paper on the bottom edge of the front cover is chipped or torn. The front pastedown has a nice mid-20th century Greek bookplate featuring a stag. A sound copy with clean text. (There are a couple of closed repaired tears on the final leaf: the Table des Matieres). Contains several full-page sepia illustrations from photos. Herode Atticus (A.D. 101-177) was a wealthy Greek aristocrat and sophist who served as a Roman Senator. He was a patron of the arts and letters. A wealthy benefactor, he also funded several large building projects in Greece and Asia Minor, including theaters, stadiums and aqueducts.

$100.00

A la Recherche d'un Monde Perdu. L'Atlandtide et ses Traditions

By Le Cour, Paul

Paris: Leymarie, Editeur, 1926. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 57 pages. Text is in French. Hardcover half bound in red leather with marbled paper-covered boards. A mid-20th century binding. The binding shows light to moderate wear with secure hinges. Rubbing to the edges of the boards, which also show a little sunning at the fore edge. Text is browned but unmarked.

$35.00

Romans Et Contes Egyptiens De L'epoque Pharaonique

By Lefebvre, Gustave

Paris: Librairie d'Amerique et d'Orient / Adrien-Maisonneuve, 1949. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. xxvii, 232 pages. Text is in French. Hardcover half bound in brown leather with red and brown marbled paper-covered boards. Ribbed spine. A mid-20th century binding. The binding shows moderate wear; the hinges are a little rubbed but secure. Corners are a little bumped, and the top corner of the text block is also bumped, stronger towards the front. Text is unmarked. Limited edition. This is #144 of 1700 copies.

$50.00

Moise, Jesus et Mahomet, ou les Trois Grandes Religions Semitiques

By Levy, Simon

Paris and Bordeau: Maisonneuve Freres & Ch. Leclerc / Feret & Fils, lilbraires-editeurs, 1887. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. xiii, (14)-454 pages. Text is in French. Hardcover half bound in brown leather with burgundy and tan marbled paper-covered boards. Ribbed spine. A mid-20th century binding. The binding shows light wear. Corners are a little bumped, and the text it a bit toned. Fore edge of the title page has a small chip, and a few pages towards the rear have some brief edge tears or chips.

$75.00

Rochester and Other Literary Rakes of the Court of Charles II [TWO VOL SET]

By Anon

London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1902. Hardcover. Near Fine. Octavos. Two volume set. 332, (26), pages. Hardcovers bound in red leather with gilt initialling on front boards. Raised spine bands and gilt decoration on spines. Top edge of text blocks are gilt. Bindings are lightly soiled from handling. Spines show toning. Marbled endpapers. Pencilled notations on reverse of front flyleaf of first volume as well as at top of the page listing the illustrations. Text shows some foxing. Includes black and white as well as hand colored plates.

$350.00

A System of Practical Medicine Comprised in a Series of Original Dissertations. (Library of Practical Medicine). 3 Volume Set; Vols I-III.

By Tweedie, Alexander; With Notes by W. W. Gerhard, M.D.

Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1842. Second American Edition . Hardcover. Good. Octavos. 655; 627; 734 pages, indexed in the last volume. Hardcovers bound in full leather. The bindings are worn and rubbed but sound. Scuffing to the leather, including on the spines, and the spines are a bit darkened. Volume I has some dark staining at the top fore corner of the rear cover which also affect the top corner of the text for the final 50-75 pages. Hinges secure. The top corners of the front flyleaves in all three volumes are torn away (apparently for the removal of a signature). Text shows foxing.

$125.00

Histoire des Philosophes et des Tehologiens Musulmans(De 632 a 1258 de J.-C). Scenes de la Vie Religieuse en Orient

By Dugat, Gustave

Paris: Maisonneuve et Cie, Libraires-Editeurs, 1878. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 385 pages, indexed, plus errata. Hardcover bound in quarter brown leather with burgundy marbled paper-covered boards. Light to moderate wear to the binding. The corners are a little bumped. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. Text is toned and shows some occasional pencil underlining or notations. Text is in French. There is a mid-20th century bookplate on the front pastedown from a former Greek owner.

$65.00

De Senecae Tragoediis Observationes Criticae. (Two Volume Set) [LATIN TEXT]

By Leo, Fridericus; (Seneca)

Berlonini: Apud Weidmannos, 1878. Hardcover. Good. 12mos. 232; 406 pages, indexed. Hardcovers bound in red quarter leather with brown marbled paper-covered boards. Original paper wrappers bound in. Moderate wear to the bindings; the hinges are rubbed but holding. Spines are a bit darkened. A sound set. Text is toned but clean. Text is in Latin.

$40.00

Le Roi Du Monde

By Guenon, Rene

Paris: Les Editions Traditionnelles, 1950. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 91 pages. Hardcover bound in quarter red leather with red marbled paper-covered boards. Light to moderate wear to the binding. The bottom and fore edges of the binding ar rubbed. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. Text shows some occasional pencil underlining or notations. Text is in French.

$30.00

Le Probleme des Argonautes. Recherches sur les Aspects Religieux de la Legende

By Roux, R.

Paris: E. de Boccard, 1949. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 417 pages. Hardcover bound in quarter brown leather with burgundy marbled paper-covered boards. Spine decorations in gilt. Light to moderate wear to the binding. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. Text is toned. Text is in French.

$75.00

The Ruin and Recovery of Man, A Series of Discourses on the Distinguishing Doctrines of Christianity

By Proudfit, Alexander

Salem, N.Y.: J. P. Reynolds, Printer, 1813. Second Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 412 pages. Hardcover bound in original full leather. Moderate rubbing and wear to the binding. The hinges are a little rubbed but secure. The corners are bumped. A couple of gatherings in the middle of the book are slightly sprung. The text is toned but generally clean. There is an early ink inscription on the front flyleaf from Pelham Library's annual meeting. Alexander Proudfit (1770-1843) was born in Lancaster County, Pennsyvlania and died in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1843. He was the minister of the Associate Reformed Church of Salem for about 40 years.

$95.00

The Confederate's Daughter; Or the Tyrant of New Orleans. [Benjamin Butler] Beautifully Illustrated.

By Anonymous

London: J. W. Allen & Co.. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. Octavo. 237 pages. [Fiction] Hardcover bound in original 3/4 brown calf and brown and green marbled paper-covered boards. The binding is rubbed and worn but sound. Secure hinges. There is some abrasion to the spine ends, and the corners are bumped. Lacks the front flyleaf; the first page is the title page. The text block is generally sound, but one of the gatherings near the front is slightly sprung. There is a 1977 ink inscription on the front pastedown noting where the book was purchased (at an antique shop) in N. Yorkshire, England. Another pencil notation above this has been crudely erased. The text is toned and shows some occasional spotting or staining. Printed in double columns per page. There is no author to this work and no printing date. We estimate the publication date to be in the 1860s or 1870s due to the style of printing and illustrations. Contains 29 half-page woodcut engravings. A scarce volume. Currently we have been able to locate only one copy on Worldcat. Worldcat notes another book entitled "The Tyrant of New Orleans. A Drama," (just 46 pages) published in Atlanta, 1873, but we do not know if that title has any relation to this one. This is a work of fiction. The "Tyrant" is General Benjamin Butler. Butler commanded the force that captured New Orleans in 1862. His treatment of women was notorious as shown in Butler's General Order No. 28. If any woman spoke against, insulted, or disrespected an officer or soldier of the United States, she would be regarded as a prostitute. This allowed Union soldier to do as they pleased and created a national sensation and controversy.

$300.00

Acts of the Corporation of the City of Washington, Passed by the First Council, to Which is Prefixed the Act of Incorporation. [THE FIRST 15 CONSECUTIVE REPORTS FROM 1803 TO 1818]

By By Order of the Council

Washington: Printed by A. and G. Way, 1803. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fair. Octavo. Variously paginated. Bound volume containing the reports of the first 15 councils, dating from 1803 to 1818. Bound in early full sheep. The leather binding is quite worn and dry and is scuffed and abraded. The hinges are sturdy. Lacks the top leather label on the spine; the bottom label reads, "Vol. I / From the / 1st to 15th Council / Inclusive." Early owner's name at the headcap of the spine is illegible, and no names within. The binding is designs with rules of alternating oval and diamond designs in blind about the edges. There is some pest damage to the outside edges of the text block towards the rear of the book, not affecting the text. Text is toned and foxed with some damping at the front and rear. Two blank flyleaves at the front an numerous blank pages at the rear. Most of the reports have their own title pages. The reports that do not have separate title pages are those for: 8 (1810); 12 (1815); 14 (1817); and 15 (1818). In the 6th report 1808 there is insect damage for the leaves of pages 7-8 and 9-10 with significant loss of lettering on the fore edge of pages 7-8. Rare. (1)-8, 4, (9)-49, (i)-ii, (i)x, (1)-2; (1)-32; (1)-47; (1)-44; (1)-46; 20, (1); 42; 15, (1); 56, (iii); 56; 36; 88; 69; 40; 45 pages with 10 blank flyleaves at the rear. The final few flyleaves of torn and stained. Reports 8, 12, 14 and 15 do not have separate title pages. The rest of the reports do have their title pages.

$1500.00

Aphrodite. (#157 of 175 Copies. Special Large Limited Edition; Illustrated and in Leather Binding)

By Louys, Pierre

N.p.: Privately Printed for Subscribers, 1928. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. Donald Denton. Quarto. 266 page. Hardcover bound in 3/4 red morocco and red silk (?) cloth covered boards. Leather spine is rubbed and has gilt designs in the panels. Moderate wear to the binding, which is still sound. Some rubbing and bumping to the binding with a bit of scuffing to the leather. There is an abrasion to the headcap and a pale scuff mark on the top panel near the headcap. There is some damping in the margins at the gutter near the top edge of the pages with the plates. This does not seem to affect the surrounding pages, although it occasional touches some of the images. A sound copy with wide margins (prior owner's 1944 signature on the front flyleaf). #154 of 175 copies. Beautiful black and white drawings (mostly stylish nudes) by Donald Denton. This edition is different from other more common 1928 Limited Editions of Louys' Aphrodite. The Denton illustrations are far superior to the Todhunter drawings and others.

$325.00

The Publications of the American Doctrinal Tract Society. Vol. I. [1832]

By Anon.

Boston: American Doctrinal Tract Society, Perkins & Marvin, Agents, 1832. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 12mo. Variously paginated. Hardcover bound in original brown leather. The binding is worn and a bit dry but sound. Secure hinges. The corners are bumped, as usual. The first few gatherings, to page 10, are slightly sprung but still holding in the text block. Text is sound and foxed. Contains 21 essays, separately paginated, each running about 10-20 pages. The essays are of religious matters such as sin, faith, Christian hope, prayer, Divine Power, duties of parents, etc.

$75.00

Silva: Or a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions: As it was Delivered in the Royal Society... With an Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves. To Which is Added the Terra: A Philosophical Discourse of the Earth. (Two Volumes in One Book)

By Evelyn, John; (With Notes by A. Hunter, M.D. F.R.S.)

York: Printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley; Et al., 1786. Hardcover. Very Good. Large quarto. (xliv), 311, (x), 343, (x), 74, (iv) pages. Each section indexed. Bound in original full calf, rebacked in modern calf. The binding shows moderate rubbing and wear. Binder's ticket on front pastedown reading "Bound by / C. Kalthoeber / London." The hinges are quite secure, and the leather is strong. The boards have gilt rolls along the perimeters. Marbled endpapers. There is an engraved bookplate on the front pastedown of "Charles Vere Dashwood." A sound copy with wide margins. The text is mostly clean, although there are areas of foxing. Contains an engraved frontis by Bartolozi and 41 additional copperplate engravings, including the double-page engraving of the Cawthorpe Oak. This work also contains two folding tables. There is a partly printed Subscriber's Receipt tipped in at title page SIGNED by A. Hunter and dated 1776 and made out to Chas. Dashwood, Esq. Charles Vere Dashwood (1745-1821) was born in Oxfordshire England. he came into possession of Stanford Hall in Notthinghamshire and had it rebuilt between 1771 and 1774. The estate stayed in the family until the 1880s. Charles Vere Dashwood was the High Sheriff in 1780.

$900.00

William; Or the Converted Romanist

By Kidder, Daniel P.

New York: Lane & Scott, 1851. Hardcover. Good. 24mo. 105 pages. Hardcover bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. The binding is worn and bumped. The text is foxed and has some brown stains. Pencil scribbilng on the endpapers. A sound copy. Translated from the French by Daniel Kidder.

$15.00

An Alphabetical Extract of all the Annual Printed Epistles Which Have been Sent to the Several Quarterly-Meetings of the People call'd Quakers, in England and elsewhere, from their Yearly-Meeting held in London... from teh Year 1682 to 1762... [Bound With] Solomon's Recantation, Intituled Ecclesiastes, Paraphras'd with a Soliloquy or Meditation Upon Every Chapter. [Bound With] A Mite into the Treasury, or Some Remarks on that solomn and indespensible Duty of duly attending Assemblies for divine Worship... [Bound With] An Epistle to the Inhabitants of South-Carolina; Containing Sundry Observations proper to be consider'd by every Professor of Christianity in general.

By John Fry; [and] Francis Quarles; [and] David Hall; [and] Sophia Hume.

London: Printed for the Author; [and] L. Hinde; [and] Luke Hinde, 1739. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. 127, (1); 59; 53; 114, (2) pages. Hardcover bound in early full leather, rebacked in modern leather with a burgundy leather lettering piece on the spine. The binding is worn but sound and secure. New endpapers. The text is evenly toned. The last two titles show some heavy damping. This is a bound volume of 4 separate 18th century Quaker titles, all published in London. The first title, by John Fry, has no publication date and notes that it was printed for and sold by the author. This was published about 1762. Page 1 of this title has the signature of "John Elliott, Philadelphia, 1765." The last two pages of this title lists the Clerks of the Yearly Meeting from 1682 to 1762. The verso of page127, a blank page, is filled with manuscript notations listing the Clerks for the years 1763 to 1804 (other notations are also given). ~~ Solomon's Recantation is dated1739. ~~ A Mite Into the Treasury is dated 1756. ~~ The Epistle to the Inhabitants of South-Carolina by Sophia Hume is dated 1754. Hume was a native of South Carolina who moved to England. A scarce and early collection of titles. Some are quite scarce, and the manuscript notations are very interesting.

$650.00

Letters Supposed to have Passed Between M. de St. Evremond and Mr. Waller. Two Volumes. Vols. I & II.

By Langhorne, John

London: Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, in the Strand, 1769. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 12mos. 160, 183, (1) pages. Bound in early full leather with ribbed spines. Front hinge to Vol. II is cracking and holding by the cords. The bindings show rubbing and wear but are secure. Foot of Vol. I is chipped at the rear hinge. Old stain on leather are fore edge of Vol. I front cover. Text is generally clean. Early bookplates in each volume of Sir Henry Wilson with the banner reading "Res non Verba" beneath the shield. Listed. Wilson signatures on the half titles. A decent set of the rare First Edition.

$150.00

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