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    THE GROUNDS AND MAXIMS, AND ALSO AN ALALYSIS OF THE ENGLISH LAWS. To Which is Annexed, A Treatise of Estates, by Sir John Dederidge, Knt. and Observations on a Deed of Feoffment by T. H. Gent by Noy, William

    Middletown, CT: Isaac Riley, 1808. Book. Good condition. Hardcover. First American edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. xx, [viii] diagram, 160 pages of text, [iv] index. Full calf binding, tape repaired at spine but otherwise boards would detach; usable as-is and holding together but likely in need of a rebinding. Minor foxing scattered throughout text. With notes and additions by Charles Barton of the Inner Temple. Published from the seventh London edition..



    The Ginger Man by J.P. Donleavy

    The Franklin Library, 1978-01-01. Hardcover. Fine/Leather Bound. Leather-Bound Hardcover - Signed Limited Edition, 1978 Franklin Library 386 pages. Fine, Leather Bound. Green full leather boards with hubbed spines and gilt titles, AEG with satin marker-corners sharp. Signed by the Author with the tissue guard. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilt edges. Satin endsheets and a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. A Signed Limited Edition printed for subscribers only. LOC SS-FB-02



    Publii Terentii Comoediae Expurgatae, Cum Interpretatione Ac Notis by Terence [terentii]

    Lugduni Batav (Leiden): Ludovicum Declaustre, 1730. Full Leather. Very Good. 12mo. Bound in contemporary full leather, raised bands, gilt decoration on spine. Pages 1-56, Vida; pages 1-46, Heyra; pages 1-59, Andria; pages 1-60, Adelphi; pages 1-59, Phormio. A little shelf wear at spine ends, owner notes on end papers; overall, very good.



    Steam Conquers the Atlantic by Tyler, David Budlong

    Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1991. Leather Bound Nautical Library. Bound in gilt decorated navy leather, still in unopened Publisher's shrink wrap, raised bands on spine, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, silk ribbon page marker intact, with Publisher's slips laid-in. NEW.. Hard Cover. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.



    Dodsley poems volume 4 by Young, moore, dodsley

    Not stated, 1111. Hardcover. Good. 360 pages. No dust jacket. Full leatherbound hardback. Moderate foxing and tanning to text block with rub wear to fore edge. Front end papers are missing with small inscriptions and annotations throughout. Front board hinge is cracked. Noticeable bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with noticeable rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces.



    A TREATISE OF ALGEBRA. First American, from the Eighth London Edition. by Simpson, Thomas

    Philadelphia: Printed for Mathew Carey, 1809. Book. Very good condition. Hardcover. First American edition. Octavo (8vo). [viii], 400 pages of text. Original unresotred mottled full calf (leather) binding with minimal shelfwear. Original maroon gilt-lettered spine label is intact. Moderate foxing scattered throughout the text, with heavy browning and foxing to several pages. Contemporary previous owner's name neatly on the front endpaper: E. M. Drinker. Besides the foxing and browning, the text is clean and unmarked, and the binding is attractive and well preserved. The title continues "...Wherein the Principles are Demonstrated, and Applied in many useful and interesting inquiries, and in the resolution of a great variety of problems of different kinds. To which is added, the geometrical construction of a great number of linear and plane problems, with the method of resolving the same numerically." This book was recommended by Thomas Jefferson and was among the 149 titles retained for his personal library..



    Five Hundred Points of Husbandry: directing what corn, grass, &c. is proper to be sown; what trees to be planted; how land is to be improved: with whatever is fit to be done for the benefit of the farmer in every month of the year. To which are added Note by Tusser Thomas

    London: Printed for M. Cooper, 1744. Collation,[2], 152, 145-150pp. Bound in full calf. Professionally rebacked retaining the original paneled boards, raised bands, leather title label. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, some occasional light browing, minor abrasion wear and repair on title page, with loss of a couple of letters. Pages in very good clean condition throughout. A very good clean copy, in a very attractive binding. A6. Full Leather. Very Good Plus. 8vo.



    Prince Louis Napoleon Bonaparte: His Life, Captivity and Escape from the Fortress of Ham. by [Briffault, Frederic T.:]

    London:: Thomas Cautley Newby,, 1852.. First printing with this title.. Hardcover. VG. xi, 388pp, with a frontis portrait, two plates, one folding plan, and 3 folding facsimile letters. Originally published in 1846 as The Prisoner of Ham. The last 50pp consist of notes. The first few pages have some soiling, the portrait is stained, and the two unremarkable plates are rather grey, but the contents are otherwise clean. A handwritten family tree on a large folded sheet has been accommodated in a pocket inside the back cover, and the same early owner's extensive notes on the original rear free endpaper have been bound in. Also laid in is a twist of silken baby hair, which seems likely to have the same provenance. The book was discovered disbound, with the bottom margins up to p.4 nibbled away (with no loss of text): the pages have been professionally restored, and the book is newly bound in dark brown half calf with marbled boards, gilt ruled spine with a black lettering-piece. Scarce



    The Poems of Mr. Gray. To Which are Prefixed Memoirs of his Life and Writings by W. Mason, M. A.( Complete in 4 Volumes ) by Mason W

    London: A. Ward, 1778. Collation,vol 1:frontispiece+168pp, vol 2:xv+161pp, vol 3:xii+166pp, vol 4:xiv+239pp, contemporary or early signature of ( Elizabeth Eamorson ) on title page of each volume. Bound in full period calf, flat gilt bands, leather title labels, decorative gilt edges to boards. Calf lightly rubbed with minor wear loss, hinge joints showing signs of wear but all boards firmly attched. Generally bindings in very good condition. Internally, minor worming to inner margin of aout 20 pages in one volume. Pages in very good condition throughout. A very nice work, in very attractive period bindings.A47. Full Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    The Philistine, A Periodical of Protest June 1901 to Nov. 1901 (Volume 13) by Various

    The Roycrofters, 1901. Hardcover. Good. 1901. 192 pages. No dust jacket. June 1901 to Nov. 1901 (Volume 13). Quarter green leather bound to blue boards, with gilt lettering. Heavy tanning to endpapers. Front hinge cracked. Pages are rough cut, although some remain uncut. Mild wear and bumping to spine, board edges and corners. Moderate sunning to spine. Mild soiling to boards.



    Whistle by Jones, James

    Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1978. Book. Illus. by Rogers, Howard. Near Fine. Full-Leather. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 499 pp. Genuine leather, brown with gold accents. Moire fabric end sheets. Gilded page-ends. Slight sunning to spine, small scrape to leather at hinge. Satin ribbon page marker. B&W illustrations. Heavy, may need additional postage..



    Knight's Local Government and Magisterial Reports with Statutes, Statutory Instruments, Etc. (Vol. LXIII, Part III-Statutes 1965) by Miss J. F. Lamb

    Charles Knight, 1965. Hardcover. Good. 1965. 274 pages. No dust jacket. Vol. LXIII, Part III-Statutes 1965. Half cream leather bound to red boards, with gilt lettering. Clean pages. Mild tanning to endpapers and page edges. Stamps to front paste down & title page. Front hinge cracked. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild sunning to spine. Mild scuffing and marking to boards.



    Traité de chimie Organique [ Complete in 4 Volumes ] by Gerhardt M. Charles

    Paris: Chez Firmin Didot Freres, 1853. Complete in 4 volumes. Books measure 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Collation, iii,848pp, 976pp,[1]pp errata, 1008pp, 1110pp, with half titles. Bound in period quarter calf, marble boards, flat gilt bands and lettering, marble endpapers. Calf lightly rubbed, slightly wear loss on head and tail of spine on volume four, a few short splits to joints. Generally all bindings in good clean firm condition. Internally, some light spotting or browning. Pages in good clean condition. A nice set, in attractive period bindings. . First Edition. Quarter Calf. Very Good Plus. 8vo.



    Climb the Mountains. by Muir, John

    Pasadena: Published by Karen Dawson and Susan Dawson, 1966.. A Very Good clean tight copy. Previous owner's initials and date at lower corner of front flyleaf. . Red leather hardcover. Black leather label with gilt lettering on spine.



    The Passport Report: Over 100 Ways and Many Good Reasons To Obtain A Second Foreign Passport. Numbered Copy by Hill, W.G

    UK: Scope Books Ltd., 1991. Revised for 1991-1992. Confidential Registered Copy No. 8699. Dr. William G. Hill J.D. - Investigator and Consultant. The Table of Contents contain twelve parts each giving numerous chapters on the subject. Part I; Why You Need a Second Passport - Part II: How To Get Your Second Passport - Part III: Vital Statistics - Part IV: Specific Countries Examined in Detail - Part V: New Countries, Oddball Situations, Tax Havens - Part VI: Back Doors, etc. An informative body of work. Impressive padded leather boards. Gilt title print remains extremely bright. An immaculate copy.. ISBN: 0-906619-19-X. Sixth Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. Passports + Tax Havens + Case Histories + Travel Diocuments + Duel Nationality + Fraud + Vital Statistics.



    Exploring with Byrd: Episodes From an Adventurous Life by Byrd, Richard E

    Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1990. Leather Bound, Nautical Library Series. Bound in gilt decorated green leather, still in unopened Publisher's shrink wrap, raised bands on spine, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, silk ribbon page marker intact, with Publisher's slips laid-in. NEW. . Hard Cover. New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.



    Cases Decided in the Court of Session, Court of Justiciary and House of Lords From July 29 1895 - July 26 1896 Vol XXIII by Various

    T. & T. Clark, 1896. Hardcover. Good. 1896. 1242 pages. No dust jacket. Brown leather boards. Fourth series, volume 23. Tanning and foxing to endpapers and text block edge with thumbing throughout. Some minor water marking to a few page edges. Minor cracks to guttering, pages remain tight. Boards have rub wear and marking with sunning to spine. Bumping and scuffing to corners, edges and spine ends. Some surface drop marking.



    Riding The Horselovers Magazine Vol 4 June 1948 - 1949 by Unknown

    Country Life, 1111. Hardcover. Good. 360 pages. Quarter leather bound with red boards with gilt lettering to spine. B&W photographs. Cracks to hinges, text pages tight. Light tanning and foxing to text pages with light tanning, water marks and foxing to endpapers and text edges. Photographs have light tanning to text page. Some ink annotations to paste-down. Scraps, small bumps and dog ears to text pages edges. Some rubbing to the board edges and wear to the spine ends. A few marks to front and rear boards. Slight lean to spine. Small bumps to corners with bumps to boards edges. Light water marks to boards and spine.



    Red China Prisoner by Perkins, Sara

    HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1963. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1963. 127 pages. Quarter leather bound with green boards. Neat clean pages with light tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Few dog eared corners. Finger marking to page edges. Small bumps to corners. Some rubbing to the board edges and wear to the spine ends. One or two marks to front and rear boards. Fair wear to dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to the spine, edges and corners.



    The World in four volumes by Adam Fitz-Adam

    J. Parsons, 1794. Hardcover. Good. 1794. Vol 4. 260 pages. No dust jacket. Quarter leather bound blue boards with gilt lettering. Pages are slightly yellowed with light soiling to text block edge and moderate foxing throughout. Binding is firm with light corner bumping and scuffing around the edges of boards. Spine is tanned with light edge and moderate shelf wear.



    The Pennsylvania Justice Of The Peace containing the law, practice, and process in proceedings before justices of the peace and aldermen in Criminal Cases with numerous precedents therein by McKinney, Mordecai

    Pennsylvania: E. Guyer, Harrisburg. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1839. First Edition; First Impression. Leather Bound. Rebound in 3/4 leather, marbled inset on covers, Gilt embossed titles, parchment end papers. Excellent rebinding work with handsome results. Contents has foxing due to age otherwise clean and tight. Also contains the laws, adjudications, forms of docket entries, process and practice relative to thier jurisdictions and its Exercise, in Civil Cases. Two vols in one. Vol 1 of Justices Criminal Jurisdiction, Vol 2 of Justices Civil Jurisdiction. Scarce if not rare in this condition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pages .



    California's Pictorial Letter Sheets 1849-1869

    David Magee. LEATHER BOUND. B0020MY95I San Francisco, 1967, published by David Magee. First Edition, 171 pages, illustrations, catalog 56 facsimile in rear pocket, leather spine, limited to 475 copies, this one in a custom slipcase beautifully hand-crafted with rounded leather bands at the ends. Folio, 1/4 red Moroccan leather binding over red and white patterned boards. Title gilt stamped on spine. Printed by Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem. Very light wear to exterior, corners and edges of book and slipcase, corners bumped slightly, slipcase has a bit of wear near the opening but is still quite handsome, light sunfading to edges of slipcase. We have a rather large collection of Western Americana that we acquired from one John Brunt of Walla Walla, Washington. Brunt owned and operated a bookstore in Glendale, CA for many years, crafting beautiful custom slipcases for many of the books in his Western Americana collection numbering nearly a thousand titles. We have more of his books available for avid collectors! Book is oversized and heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. . Very Good. 1967.




    Eugene: Author's Choice / Pulphouse Publishing Inc. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. This version is one of 50 leather bound copies signed by the author. 86 pages collecting two stories plus the author's introduction. Spine head bumped else Fine copy [this version was not issued in Dust Wrapper].; Signed by Author .



    Emerson Taylor by Paul Revere

    Connecticut: EASTON, 1995. Collector's Edition. Full Leather. near fine. Dark brown leather binding. 5 raised bands. Gilt foredges and design. Tiny scratch to foredge. Notes from History laid in. Leather-Bound Library of American History.

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