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De Situ orbis libri III. cum notis integris Hermolai Barbari, Petri Joannis Olivarii, Ferdenandi Nonii Pintiani [et al], accedunt Petri Joannis Nunnesii Epistola de patria Pomponii Melae ... et jacobi Perizonii Adnotata ad Libri I, capita septemdecim; cur

By Mela, Pomponius.

Lugdunum, Batavorum: Samuelem Luchtmans,1748. Illustrated with folding map. Thick 8vo, full calf, upper cover detached, blindstamp and ink notation to titlepage, part 2 titlepage misbound, some staining along foredges, otherwise very good.. BMC, Vol 17, p. 172; For a similar map see the Samourka Map Collection #A9109 (cartouche is different). Mela was an early Roman geographer originally from Spain. He theorized that the world was divided into five parts, of which only two were habitable. The map is particularly odd showing an oversized Indian subcontinent and a much widened Africa. Below Africa is a very large land mass. Mela's De Situ Orbis was originally published in 1471 and saw many subsequent editions published.


Sea Life in Nelson's Time

By Masefield, John

London: : Methuen & Co., , [1905]. 8vo, . Illustrated. gilt stamped blue cloth, residue to corner of upper cover, frontis about loose else very good. All about shipbuilding, crews, daily life etc.


American Journal of Archaeology Vol. LIII Number 4

By Downey, Glanville [ed]

[Wisconsin]: : [George Banta], , 1949. 4to, . original printed wraps, wraps creased, upper corner dampstained, else good. Articles on Septimius Severus, Nazca Potter at Florida State University, and various archaeological news throughout the Classical world.


The People

By Michelet, M

A group of 5 works bound together in 1/2 calf and boards, front hinge about loose, prelims. spotted, title of first work soiled, a few pages dog-eared, but on the whole very good. London: Whittaker & Co., n.d. [c. 1846]. 8vo, 62 pp. Work dealing with slavery and social classes [bound with] Brief Reports of Lectures Delivered to the Working Classes of Edinburgh, On the Means in their Own Power of Improving their Character & Condition by James Simpson. Edinburgh: John Johnstone, n.d. [c. 1844]. 8vo, 60 pp. Deals with the poor in Scotland [bound with] Priests, Women and Families by J. Michelet. London: Charles Edmonds, 1846. 8vo, 71 pp. Seventh edition. Deals with women and the church in the 17th-19th century [bound with] Moral Philosophy; or The Duties of Man Considered in his Individual, Domestic and Social Capacities by George Combe. Edinburgh: Maclachlan, Stewart, & Co., 1846. 8vo, 116 pp. Third edition. deal's with the social, moral and spiritual obligations of man [bound with] Essays on Human Rights and their Political Guaranties: by E.P. Hurlbut. Edinburgh: Maclachlan, Stewart & co., 1847. 8vo, 95 pp. Deals with human rights and the government. Hurlbut was a lawyer in the Supreme Court in the state of New York.


The Naval and Military Heroes of Great Britain or Calendar of Victory Being A Record of British Valour an Conquest by Sea and Land on Every Day in the Year from the Reign of William the Conqueror to the Battle of Inkerman

By Johns, Major/Nichols, Lieut. P.H

London: : Henry G. Bohn, , 1860. . 8vo, . full calf with gilt decorated spine panels. Rubbed, light waterstaining to upper corner affecting a few of the plates in the blank margins, but on the whole a very good copy. Chronological naval and military battles under the commands of Wellington, Cornwallis, Nelson, Drake, and others.


The Battles and Battle Fields of Yorkshire; From the Earliest Times to the End of the Great Civil War

By Grainge, William

York:: James Hunton,, 1854. 8vo,. Illustrated with frontis map. brown embossed cloth. Sunned, corners bumped, owner's names on ffep, else very good. A good history of the major battles of Yorkshire from 1066 until 1779.