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image of THE UNSOLVED PROBLEM OF THE PACIFIC. A Survey of International Contacts, Especially in Frontier Communities, with Special Emphasis upon California and An Analytic Study of the Johnson Report to the House of Representatives.

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No Place [Tokyo]: No Publisher [The Japan Times?], No Date [1925]. First Edition. Original wrappers.. Poor. Octavo, original printed wrappers. 618 pp. With a card glued to a preliminary blank "With the Compliments of The Japanese Consul Vancouver B.C." Complete, but in poor condition, the sewing is hlding but split in a few sections, about the top 1/3rd… Read more
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image of A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.

A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE.

by PHELPS, Gilbert.

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Published
1962.
Condition
Very Good in slipcase
Edition
First Edition.
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$30.00

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London: The Folio Society., 1962.. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good in slipcase. Royal Octavo, bound in quarter dark blue leather over blue cloth boards. 159 pp. Frontispiece plus thirty-nine additional full-page black & white plates showing facsimiles of various manuscripts, printed books, portraits, paintings and etchings illustrating the progress of English Literature. A fine copy in red… Read more
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image of THE TUDOR VENTURERS, Selected from The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffics and Discoveries of the English Nation, made by Sea or Over Land, and Edited by John Hampden.

THE TUDOR VENTURERS, Selected from The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffics and Discoveries of the English Nation, made by Sea or Over Land, and Edited by John Hampden.

by HAKLUYT, Richard.

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Published
1970.
Condition
Very Good in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Edition.
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$30.00

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London: The Folio Society., 1970.. First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good in slipcase. Royal Octavo, bound in quarter black leather over wood veneer boards with a design in gold and blue, map endpapers. 310 pp. Frontispiece plus nine additional full-page black & white plates, plus two double-page reproductions of antique engraved maps; in addition, there are nine… Read more
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image of AN INKEEPER'S DIARY. Introduction by Craig Brown. Illustrations by Peter Bailey.

AN INKEEPER'S DIARY. Introduction by Craig Brown. Illustrations by Peter Bailey.

by FOTHERGILL, John.

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Published
2000. [2005].
Condition
Fine in slipcase
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$22.50

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London: The Folio Society., 2000. [2005].. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase. Octavo, original decorated boards boards, green cloth spine blocked in white and black. 278 pp., Index at rear, Frontispiece and line drawings throughout the text by Bailey. This is the Fifth Impression, dated 2005 on the copyright page. Miniscule mark to fore-edges of leaves, a fine copy in… Read more
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image of A IS FOR OX. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ALPHABET.

A IS FOR OX. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ALPHABET.

by DAVIES, Lynn.

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Published
2006.
Condition
Fine in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Edition.
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$20.00

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London: The Folio Society., 2006.. First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase. Small octavo, original pictorial cloth. 127 pp., Bibliography, Index. One Hundred and Seventeen Illustrations. A fine copy in slipcase. ¶ As the title indicates: A Short History of the "Common" Alphabet, i.e., the Latin Alphabet.
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image of COBBETT'S ENGLAND. A SELECTION FROM THE WRITINGS OF WILLIAM COBBETT. With Engravings by James Gillray. Edited With an Introduction by John Derry.

COBBETT'S ENGLAND. A SELECTION FROM THE WRITINGS OF WILLIAM COBBETT. With Engravings by James Gillray. Edited With an Introduction by John Derry.

by COBBETT, William.

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Published
1968.
Condition
Near Fine in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Edition.
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$30.00

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London: The Folio Society., 1968.. First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine in slipcase. Octavo, original printed boards, blue cloth spine titled and decorated in gilt. 276 pp. Illustrated with a series of eight caricatures by James Gillray entitled "The Life of William Cobbett, - written by Himself", originally published in 1809. Spine panel a bit tanned, otherwise… Read more
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image of IF THIS IS A MAN. Translated by Stuart Woolf. With an Introduction by Frederic Raphael and an Afterword by the Author. Etchings by Jane Joseph.

IF THIS IS A MAN. Translated by Stuart Woolf. With an Introduction by Frederic Raphael and an Afterword by the Author. Etchings by Jane Joseph.

by LEVI, Primo.

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Published
2000.
Condition
Fine in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Edition.
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$30.00

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London: The Folio Society., 2000. . First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase. Octavo, original pictorial cloth. 234 pp. Frontispiece plus eleven additional full-page black & white reproductions of engravings, all by Joseph. A fine copy in slipcase. ¶ First published in 1947, IF THIS IS A MAN (US title: 'Survival in Auschwitz') is a… Read more
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image of MEMOIRS OF THE COMTE DE GRAMONT. Translated by Horace Walpole. Edited, with an Introduction, by david Hughes.

MEMOIRS OF THE COMTE DE GRAMONT. Translated by Horace Walpole. Edited, with an Introduction, by david Hughes.

by HAMILTON, Anthony.

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Published
1965.
Condition
Very Good in slipcase
Edition
First Folio Society Edition.
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$20.00

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London: The Folio Society., 1965.. First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good in slipcase. Octavo, bound in full dark green buckram with a gilt design based on a binding by Samuel Mearne from the library of Charles II, now in the British Library. 256 pp. Frontispiece plus fiftenn additional full-page black & white lithographed plates which are… Read more
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image of RURAL RIDES In The Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Somersetshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, and Hertfordshire: With Economical and Political Observations relative to matters applicable to, and illustrated by, the State of those Counties respectively. Edited by Ian Dyck. Introduced by Richard Ingrams. Illustrated by Joe McLaren.

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London: The Folio Society., 2010.. First Folio Society Edition.. Hardcover. Fine in slipcase. Royal Octavo, original pictorial cloth, map endpapers. 502 pp. Frontispiece plus twenty additional full-page black & white plates, plus cover design, all by McLaren. Indexes at rear. A fine copy in slipcase. ¶ First published in 1830. A masterpiece of description and… Read more
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image of Discours sur l'Histoire Universelle, pour expliquer la suite de la religion et le changement des empires; adresse au Dauphin, fils de Louis XIV.

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Paris: Chez Mme Lamy., 1802.. Later printing. Octavo, contemporary quarter calf over red card boards, gilt rules and titles on spine. 524 pp, engraved frontispiece portrait, title page vignette, vignette engraving on p. 5. Some browning to the text, old ink name, covers a bit rubbed and worn; a very good, sound copy. ¶ Bossuet's Treatise on World-History,… Read more
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image of Esther and Ahasuerus: An Identification of the Persons So Named.  Followed by a History of the Thirty-Five Years that ended at their Marriage. With Notes and an Index to the Two parts: Also an Appendix.

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Oxford & London: James Parker & Co., 1868.. First Edition, First Printing. First edition. Two volumes (or, as the titles pages state, two half-volumes). Octavo, original maroon cloth decorated in blind on front & rear panels, titled and ruled in gilt on spines. xii + 472; 473-959 pp (pagination is continuous); three large folding plates in Volume One, brown… Read more
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$450.00
image of Historiae Byzantinae Epitome, e compluribus graecis praecipue scriptoribus concinnata...Tomulus prior.

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Tyrnau: Typis Academicis Societatis Jesu., 1743.. Small octavo. Three parts in one volume, bound in contemporary mottled calf, the spine with raised bands decorated gilt in compartments, red title label, marbled edges and endpapers. Attractive head- and tailpieces throughout, initial letters, title page vignette. 182 + 315 + 254 pp. Covers rubbed and scuffed with wear / slight loss… Read more
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$275.00
image of De ruderibus laconici caldariique Romani et nonnullis aliis monumentis in solo budensi.

De ruderibus laconici caldariique Romani et nonnullis aliis monumentis in solo budensi.

by SCHONVISNER, Stephano.

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Published
1778.
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
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$550.00

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Budae: Typis Regia Universiitatis., 1778.. First Edition, First Printing. First edition. Quarto. [A2-3, 233]. Vignettes on initial pages of Parts I & II, 3 folding engraved plates inserted at rear, decorative tailpieces & intital letters. Binding quarter calf, four raised bands, marbled boards. Stamp on title page and p.119, ink notations on title page, foot of pages 186-189… Read more
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image of Histoire de la Filiation et des Migrations des Peuples.

Histoire de la Filiation et des Migrations des Peuples.

by BROTONNE, F. de.

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Published
1837.
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
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$125.00

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Paris: L. Desessart et Cie., 1837.. First Edition, First Printing. First edition. Octavo, two volumes. Bound in contemporary half red calf over marbled paper boards, the spines with raised bands, ruled and decorated in gilt, gilt titles. Marbled endpapers and page edges. 450 + 440 pp. Heraldic bookplate of Samuel Eliot on front endpapers. Covers and backs… Read more
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London: Chatto & Windus. 1882.. First Edition. Octavo, original green clothtitled in brown and gilt. Two volumes, 329 + 272 pp, 32 pp publisher's catalogue dated July, 1882, bound in at rear. Ex-Mudies Select Library copies, with the label still on the front cover of Volume II and roughly… Read more
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$65.00