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cover of A HISTORY OF NEW - YORK.  From the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch dynasty

A HISTORY OF NEW - YORK. From the beginning of the world to the end of the Dutch dynasty

by IRVING, WASHINGTON. ; using the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker

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1824
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Printed by Jules Didot, for Baudry. Paris. 1824. FIRST PARIS EDITION. Two volumes. 8vo. (7.4 x 4.7 inches). Vol. 1:xxxix, 344pp. - Vol. 2: viii, 312pp. Very good copies, untrimmed in the original publishers printed wraps. Neat engraved booksellers label (Langues etrangeres vivantes Bobee et Hingray, Libraries, Paris) stuck onto the front free endpaper of volume one. Edges untrimmed.… Read more
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cover of THE FOREIGNER'S GUIDE OR A NECESSARY AND INSTRUCTIVE COMPANION BOTH FOR THE FOREIGNER AND NATIVE IN THEIR TOUR THROUGH THE CITIES OF LONDON AND WESTMINSTER. Very useful and entertaining both to the foreigner and native: and done in English and French. - Le guide des étrangers

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1729. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to (7 x 4.5 inches). xx, 216pp. Dual text. Engraved head and tail pieces. A few minor marks but generally a very clean copy throughout. Blank endpapers sprung but the main text of the book is firm and tight in an attractive early binding of full brown calf. Spine with raised bands, the compartments double… Read more
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cover of THE HOLY LAND. Volume 1: Jerusalem and Galilee. -- Volume 2: The Jordan and Bethlehem. -- Volume 3: Idumea and Petra. With Historical Descriptions by The Revd. George Croly

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Day and Son. London. 1855. FIRST QUARTO EDITION OF THE HOLY LAND. 3 volumes (of six). 4to. (11.3 x 8 inches). Illustrated with 124 litho plates by Louis Gaghe, from drawings made by Roberts, each with a tissue paper guard. Full page map of Robert's route through the Holy Land, Petrea, & Syria at the end pf volume 3.… Read more
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cover of GUIDO AND LITA. A Tale of the Riviera

GUIDO AND LITA. A Tale of the Riviera

by LORNE. THE RIGHT HON. THE MARQUIS OF. (John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, 1845-1914)

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Published
1875
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First edition.
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Macmillan and Co. London. 1875. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to. (8.3 x 6.4 inches). Illustrated with a frontispiece, title page vignette and two other full page mono plates. Finely bound in late 19th/early 20th century arts and crafts style leather binding of full dark green Morocco. Spine with raised bands, each with three gilt dots. The compartments rule, lettered,… Read more
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cover of BUDDHISM. Primitive and Present in Magadha and in Ceylon

BUDDHISM. Primitive and Present in Magadha and in Ceylon

by COPLESTON. REGINALD STEPHEN. Bishop of Calcutta

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Published
1908
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Longmans, Green, and Co. London. 1908. SECOND EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 6.1 inches). xvi, 301pp, 1 pp publishers advert. Finely bound in full dark brown morocco. Spine with raised bands, the compartments double ruled, decorated with three dots to each box corner, and lettered in gilt. Gilt design of a Buddhist temple to both boards, within double ruled and… Read more
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cover of THE TRAVEL BOOKS. On a Chinese Screen. -- The Gentleman in the parlour. -- Don Fernando

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William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1952. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Three works in one volume. 8vo. (8.1 x 5.4 inches). Some light spotting to just a few pages and to the fore edges otherwise this is a very good clean copy in an attractive leather binding of recent half dark green morocco. Spine with five raised bands. The compartments are… Read more
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cover of MILLER'S NEW MINIATURE ATLAS. Containing a complete set of County Maps, in which are Carefully Delineated All the Principal Direct & Cross Roads, Cities, Towns, Villages, Parks, Seats, Rivers & Navigable Canals. With a general map of England & Wales

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R. Miller. Old Fish Street, St. Pauls. London. - No date 1810. FIRST EDITION. 18mo. (5.5 x 3.7 inches). Complete with 56 fine hand coloured maps. Decorative lettered title page, index, 12pp Publisher's catalogue at the rear. Neat previous owner's name, dated 1833, on the title page, otherwise a clean copy throughout. Contemporary half dark green sheep with marbled… Read more
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cover of CHISWICK. With Illustrations and Maps

CHISWICK. With Illustrations and Maps

by DRAPER. WARWICK

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Published
1923
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Philip Allan & Co. London. 1923. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (10.3 x 6.7 inches). Fully illustrated with a colour frontispiece by Draper, who also drew the head and tail pieces, plus 144 mono illustrations and 3 maps. Original fawn cloth spine with dark blue label, lettered and ruled in gilt. Blue paper covered boards. Board edges and corners are… Read more
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cover of HISTOIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE ET POLITIQUE. Des etablissemens et du commerce des Europeans dans les Deux Indes

HISTOIRE PHILOSOPHIQUE ET POLITIQUE. Des etablissemens et du commerce des Europeans dans les Deux Indes

by RAYNAL. GUILLAUME THOMAS. + (BONNE. RIGOBERT)

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Jean Leonard Pellet. Geneva. 1780. THIRD, AND DEFINITIVE EDITION. Ten 8vo text volumes (8 x 5.3 inches) and one 4to atlas volume (10.4 x 8.1 inches). Engraved portrait of Raynal in volume one, nine frontispieces, and the atlas volume with 50 engraved maps by Rigobert Bonne, many with multiple folds. This set was bound without the 23 letterpress tables… Read more
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cover of LONDON AND ITS SIGHTS. Being a comprehensive guide to all that is worth seeing in the great metropolis

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T. Nelson and Sons. London 1858. FIRST EDITION. 12mo. (5.8 x 3.8 inches). 48pp of text, with 14 vignette engravings among the text, and 12 colour tinted plates. Original publishers paper wraps, printed in gold, both front - which is illustrated, and rear, are bound in. Attractive early leather binding of full red pebble grained morocco. Gilt ruled and… Read more
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cover of JOURNAL OF RESEARCHES. Into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H. M.S. Beagle round the World under the command of Captain Fitz Roy, R.N

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T. Nelson & Sons. London. 1890. Reprint of 1888 Nelson edition. 8vo. (8.3 x 5.9 inches). Illustrated with frontis, protected by tissue guard, and 21 full page plates, including six double page, and a handful of small engravings in the text. Bound without the half title, but text and illustrations complete, in a recent half dark brown morocco leather… Read more
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cover of AN INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF THE TRAVELS OF JAMES BRUCE, Esq. Into Abyssinia, to discover the source of the Nile. Abridged from the original work.

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London. Printed for the Editor, and sold by all the booksellers in town and country. 1790. SECOND EDITION. 12mo. (7.3 x 4.5 inches). ix, 373pp. Bound without the half tile. Some minor browning but overall a very good copy in recent half brown calf binding. Spine with five raised bands, gilt. Red title label, Gilt. Marbled paper on boards.
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cover of SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION. Volume 1. Being the journals of Captain Scott. -- Volume 2. Being the reports of the journeys & the scientific work undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the surviving members of the expedition. Arranged by Leonard Huxley. With a preface by Sir Clements R. Markham

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John Murray. London. 1935. REPRINT OF CHEAP EDITION. Two 8vo volumes. (8 x 5.5 inches). Illustrated with 8 full page mono plates, from photographs taken by Herbert G. Ponting, and two large folding maps. A fine and clean set throughout. Publishers blue cloth with gilt lettering and ruling to spines. In the original grey dustwrappers, the lettering printed in… Read more
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cover of MEMORIAL OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK ON OCEAN STEAM NAVIGATION. January, 1864. -- To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States. Prepared by John Austin Stevens, Jr., Secretary, under the direction of the Committee on Ocean steam navigation

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John W. Amerman. New York. 1864. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.9 x 5.8 inches). 80pp. Large fold out map of the main steam ship lines of the world with the proposed American lines, at the rear. Tan paper wraps, printed in black. Circular blind stamp of Bibliotheque de Deep sea salvage on the title page. Front cover has 'Editor of… Read more
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cover of TROPICAL NATURE. And Other Essays

TROPICAL NATURE. And Other Essays

by WALLACE. ALFRED RUSSEL

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Published
1878
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Macmillan and Co. London. 1878. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xvi, 352pp, 1pp publisher adverts. A bright and clean copy in the publishers dark green cloth binding. Black ruled lines to the top and bottom of spine and both boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Dark brown coated endpapers. Inner front hinge is a little cracked but still firm. Overall a superior copy… Read more
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cover of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. Including Cursory Observations made, and Information obtained, in travelling through that Ancient Empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary.

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Printed by W. Bulmer & Co. for G. Nicol. London. 1797. FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. - 2 quarto text volumes (12 x 9.4 inches), and a folio atlas of plates (16.6 x 12.3 inches). Complete. Text volumes in contemporary full brown calf boards with decorative gilt borders. Re-spined in recent brown calf with raised bands, the compartments ruled… Read more
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cover of THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCHES IN MORTLAKE AND EAST SHEEN.

THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCHES IN MORTLAKE AND EAST SHEEN.

by YEANDLE. W. H. and WATTS. W. W

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R. W. Simpson and Co., Ltd. Richmond & Barnes. 1925. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.2 x 4.9 inches). viii, 86pp. Illustrated with frontis and 14 smaller engraved and photo illustrations in the text, a mixture of views, portraits and plans. Original publishers brown paper wraps with dark green lettering and design to front cover. The covers have one small crease… Read more
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cover of CAMBRIDGE. As it was and as it is today

CAMBRIDGE. As it was and as it is today

by STEEGMAN. JOHN

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B. T. Batsford, Ltd. London. 1941. SECOND EDITION, originally published in 1940. 8vo. (8.3 x 5.6 inches). Illustrated with colour frontis, decorative title page and 129 mono photo plates. Both sets of original map endpapers bound in at the rear. Bound in early half dark blue Morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands, compartments lettered in gilt. Marbled paper… Read more
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cover of REPOSITORY OF ARTS, LITERATURE, FASHIONS, MANUFACTURES, &c. The second series. Volume XIV. Numbers LXXIX to LXXXIV. July to December

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R. Ackermann. London. 1822. SIX ISSUES BOUND TOGETHER. 8vo. (9.8 x 6.3 inches). Complete with a mono illustrated main title page and a total of 37 full page plates, 31 of them hand coloured. A couple of pages with offsetting from the aquatint plate opposite, otherwise a very good clean set in contemporary tan calf boards with decorative and… Read more
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cover of SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. A Triumph.

SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. A Triumph.

by LAWRENCE. T. E

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Jonathan Cape. London. 1935. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 4to. Illustrated throughout with portraits, maps, plans and line drawings. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco, raised bands, gilt. Twin red labels, gilt. Single gilt decorative roll border on boards. Top edge gilt. A few light finger marks but overall a very good, bright copy.
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