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Chroniques des comtes d'Anjou

by Halphen, Louis; Poupardin, René, eds

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1913
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First
Item Price
$150.00

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Probably rebound; binding is robust and solid, signature stitching is a little open, but still tight; one rather inexpert repair, as shown in photographs. Spine is tanned, as is a narrow band at top of rear board. Some early pages are considerably age-darkened, later ones considerably less so. Part of the Libraire des Archives nationales et de la… Read more
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$150.00
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A Handbook for Travellers in Greece

by Murray, John (Firm)

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1854
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$300.00

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Edition of 1854: "New edition, for the most part re-written." 460 pages plus fold-out map. Rebound in 1959. Bears name of K.M. Setton (1914-1995) of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and his initials on spine. Very little age-darkening, spine somewhat tanned, Small abrasion on upper left corner of front board. Small tear and inexpert (tape)… Read more
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$300.00
image of Cyprus:  Its Ancient Cities,  Tombs, and Temples

Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples

by Palma di Cesnola, Luigi

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1878
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
Item Price
$500.00

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456 pages. Very good condition, taupe cloth binding with gold-stamped author, title and decoration, and red-stamped Cypriot decorative devices on front and rear boards. A little fraying at head and heel of spine, a little corner-bumping and tanning of spine. All pages bright and tight, with perhaps a little age-darkening; binding solid. Many black-and-white tissue-protected plates. … Read more
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$500.00
image of Vera Historia Unionis non Verae Inter Graecos et Latinos

Vera Historia Unionis non Verae Inter Graecos et Latinos

by Syropoulos, Sylvester

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1690
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First
Item Price
$500.00

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Some water damage on early and late pages, including title page, but binding is tight, all pages intact and fully readable with very little foxing, mostly on early and late pages. No wear on spine head or heel. A little rippling here and there. Light calf spine with six raised bands, gold-stamped title in first compartment. The translation, with a… Read more
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$500.00
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Della Historia Vinitiana (Libri XII)

by Bembo, Pietro

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1552
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
Item Price
$1,000.00

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179 pages. Rebound in full vellum; binding tight, all pages clean, no tears, no repairs, some pencil marks. Very slight foxing here and there and delicate age-tinting. Five raised bands, title stamped in gold on red leather label. Scholar, poet, musician, literary figure and Cardinal Pietro Bembo's (1470-1547) vernacular translation of his famous history of Venice (originally in Latin).
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$1,000.00
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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783

by Alfred Thayer Mahan

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1892
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$600.00

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557 pages. Very good condition, with a few penciled numbers from owner's cataloging, a little age-soiling on cover and a couple of slightly bumped corners; all pages clean, tight and secure, except title page, which has detached. Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan's classic and highly influential study of the importance of sea power (he invented the term). According to naval… Read more
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$600.00
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Collezione dei monumenti sepolcrali del cimitero di Bologna

by Giovanni Zecci

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1825 - 1829
Condition
Good
Edition
First
Item Price
$750.00

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In 2 volumes. All pages tight, a little foxing and age-darkening, a couple of small tears, page edges age-soiled, particularly on top. Monumental sculptures in the cemetery of Bologna, formerly the Certosa – Zecchi's famous and rare work of Bolognese history, with 160 copperplate engravings of tombstones and funerary monuments erected to eminent persons buried there, along with the… Read more
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$750.00
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A History of Prices

by Tooke, Thomas

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1838 - 1857
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
Item Price
$1,500.00

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In 6 volumes, covering 1793-1856; vol. 1 published 1838, vol. 6 published 1857. Very Good: no cracks or tears, slight abrasions on spine of volume four. Tooke's groundbreaking analysis of the financial and commercial history of the period, concentrating on the principles of pricing, monetary circulation, issuance and valuation/devaluation of currency, the effects and principles of bank-issued… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Materials Toward a History of Witchcraft

by Henry Charles Lea

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1939
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First
Item Price
$500.00

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Three volumes, near fine; this book appears unused. Eminent 19th century medieval historian, patriot and activist Henry Charles Lea's famous and exhaustive compendium of materials concerning witchcraft from the writings of the early Hebrews down to 1547. A rather amazing collection of materials, both legal and historical, concerning the origin, development, traditions, influence, stages of belief and influence,… Read more
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$500.00
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Chronique d'Ernoul et de Bernard le Trésorier

by De Mas Latrie, Louis, ed.

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1871
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First
Item Price
$500.00

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Pages and binding are tight. Pages are a little age-darkened, and have slight foxing here and there. The famous late 12th century chronicle (1101-1230) edited by Louis de Mas Latrie for La Société de L'Histoire de France concerning the fall of Jerusalem (1184-1187) and based upon William of Tyre's account as modified by Bernard,… Read more
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$500.00
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Mœurs, Usages et Costumes au Moyen Age et à L’Epoque de la Renaissance

by Paul Lacroix

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1871
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
Item Price
$650.00

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Some rubbing of cover, paper of front hinge cracked. 599 pages. This famous book depicts all aspects of ordinary and extraordinary life in the Renaissance, from the historical context to feudal and communal rights and privileges, the private lives of nobles, townsfolk and peasants, food, cooking, mining and the hunt. In 440 engravings and 15 beautifully colored lithographs by… Read more
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$650.00
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The Naval and Military Exploits Which Have Distinguished the Reign of George the Third

by Jehoshaphat Aspin

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1820
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First
Item Price
$3,250.00

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Few scratches on hinge, slight discoloration of cover, mild age-browning of pages, Very little foxing. Five raised bands on spine, title, author and date gilt stamped in compartments. Aspin's classic, highly specific, detailed, interesting and actually quite readable accounts of naval and military campaigns and encounters with France, Spain, Native Americans, the new United States of America during the American… Read more
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$3,250.00
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The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus

by Bernard Randolph

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1689
Condition
Good-
Edition
Third
Item Price
$5,000.00

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Randolph's famous record of his travels in the Peloponnese in the 1670's and 80's, including the Aegean Islands, Crete and Rhodes. His account is unusual and interesting because, unlike most travelers of the time, he is interested in the contemporary life and times of people in Greece, and not solely in antiquities. His descriptions are precise, and he… Read more
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$5,000.00
image of Des Lettres de cachet et des prisons d'état

Des Lettres de cachet et des prisons d'état

by Mirabeau, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, Comte de

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Setton Book Collection
Published
1784
Condition
Good: some abrasion on spine and bands, bumping on corners, fraying on bottom of spine, some cracking on top of spine.
Item Price
$900.00

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Publisher unknown, 1784. Mirabeau's classic and important work against injustice and the exercise of arbitrary and absolute power. Widely read at the time, it added fuel to the fire of the coming French Revolution. This 1784 edition includes the second part of this famous work, dealing with life in prison, which was to be destroyed by the Prussian authorities… Read more
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$900.00