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La Pucelle D'Orleans. Poeme Heroi-Comique
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La Pucelle D'Orleans. Poeme Heroi-Comique

By Voltaire Francois Marie Arouet de

Paris (i,e. Amsterdam), 1755. First Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Very Good Condition. Respined in 1/4 calf in an antique style over original marbled boards. One of six editions of Voltaire's famously bawdy mock epic surreptitiously published in 1755. The first were reputedly the Louvain (actually Frankfurt) editions, but they are all scarce. It wasn't officially published until 1762. Light foxing, otherwise crisp and bright. Added endpapers but original front blank retained with an old signature, binder ticket on rear pastedown. (iv), 216. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Poetry; Anthropology. Inventory No: 044596.

$650.00

The Royal Standard English Dictionary
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The Royal Standard English Dictionary

By anon

Boston: Isaiah Thomas and Ebenezer T. Andrews, 1802. Sixth Ed. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Full contemporary calf, heavily worn, front board loose, morocco spine label worn. The sixth edition of the 1st U.S. dictionary, originally printed in Worcester by Isaiah Thomas in 1788. Lacking the title page and last leaf (595/6) (facsimiles laid in), but otherwise complete with the Appendix (with a separate title dated 1801. The dictionary is unpaginated but the pagination picks up with the appendix which is paginated 563-596. EAI 2886 Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Reference; Anthropology. Inventory No: 041902.

$250.00

Les Habitants de Suriname: Notes Recueillies a L'Exposition Coloniale D'Amsterdam en 1883
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Les Habitants de Suriname: Notes Recueillies a L'Exposition Coloniale D'Amsterdam en 1883

By Bonaparte Prince Roland

Paris: A. Quantin, 1884. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Original green cloth rebacked in green cloth with the original spine laid back down, rubbed spot at head of spine (label removal?). Wear at corners, a few surface marks, light puckering to cloth. Old stamp to title page, tissue guards tattered but largely present, browning to page edges. 61 photographic plates in black and white (2 bound out of order), two color maps (one folding) and 13 chromolithograph plates of headdresses, a vase, jewelry, and a drum. A sumptuous production documenting the 1883 Exposition in Amsterdam. Each of the 28 inhabitants from the exposition are pictured, typically from two angles, and, in a departure from "anthropological" works of the period, they are both depicted and named. Roland was the grandson of Lucien Bonaparte. Size: Folio. Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Anthropology; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 040718.

$1500.00

Human Prudence or the Art by Which A Man and a Woman May be Advanced to Fortune, to Permanent Honor and to Real Grandeur

By Mann Herman

Dedham: H. Mann, 1806. Early Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Early American edition in full period acid calf with a red morocco spine labe - hinges split, boards attached but not well attached. 239pp plus a page of ads. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Endpapers browned, text block clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Education; Anthropology. Inventory No: 039784.

$75.00

Antiquities of the Jews Carefully Compiled from Authentic Sources and Their Customs Illustrated From Modern Travels

By Brown William

Edinburgh: Waugh & Innes, 1826. Later Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. 2 volumes in blindstamped gray cloth, modest wear, volume 1 a bit shaken and the front joint split - bindings still generally tight. Foxing to frontis. Bright internally, largely uncut. Fold out of The Temple at Jerusalem slightly foxed but intact and attractive. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: anthropology; Ancient (BC); History. Inventory No: 039485.

$100.00

Lectures on Jewish Antiquities Delivered at Harvard University in Cambridge A.D. 1802 & 1803

By Tappan, David

Boston: W. Hilliard and e. Lincoln, 1807. Disbound. Very Good. Disbound but attached at spine (some leather from binding still present) otherwise very good. Old library stamp to title page and some offsetting to text throughout. Endpapers tones and worn, 364pp Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Anthropology; Inventory No: 022522.

$50.00