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La Colombiade, ou la foi portee au nouveau monde

La Colombiade, ou la foi portee au nouveau monde

by [COLUMBUS] DU BOCCAGE, Madame [Marie-Anne FIQUET]

Paris: Desaint & Saillant, Durand, 1756. Octavo, engraved frontispiece portrait by Tardieu le fils, and 10 engraved plates by Chedel, engraved titlepage vignette, headpiece to dedication leaf and tailpieces at end of each canto; a very attractive copy in contemporary French mottled calf, spine gilt, crimson morocco label. First edition, rare: "an epic poem on the discovery of America" (Sabin). This attractive work contains many beautifully-executed plates, including scenes depicting Columbus' landing in... Read more about this item
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A$2100.00
Géologie, Minéralogie et Géographie Physique: text volume and atlas from the "Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée pendant les années 1837-1840

Géologie, Minéralogie et Géographie Physique: text volume and atlas from the "Voyage au Pole Sud et dans l'Océanie sur les corvettes l'Astrolabe et la Zélée pendant les années 1837-1840

by DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules Sébastien

Paris: Gide et Cie, 1848. A few very light spots in the text volume and its binding just wearing at extremities.. Text volume octavo, with a folding table, in original printed blue boards; with atlas folio, containing four charts and nine plates, in a good binding of quarter green calf. The geology section of the great Dumont d'Urville Antarctic expedition. The atlas volume here contains four superb coloured maps, two of them double-page geological maps of Australia and the South Pacific, the other two... Read more about this item
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A$3600.00
AT THE INSTANCE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN", A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LIBRARY COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA.|

AT THE INSTANCE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN", A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE LIBRARY COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA.|

Philadelphia: Library Company of Philadelphia, 1995. stiff paper wrappers. Library Company. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 111+(1) pages. Revised and enlarged edition. History of America's oldest cultural institution founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin. With illustrations in color. Near fine.
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$23.00
Voyage autour du monde... Australie... Java, Siam, Canton... Pékin, Yeddo. San Francisco

Voyage autour du monde... Australie... Java, Siam, Canton... Pékin, Yeddo. San Francisco

by BEAUVOIR, Ludovic, Marquis de

Paris: Henri Plon, 1872. A very good set.. Three volumes, octavo, in total 7 folding maps & 38 plates engraved after photographs (5 folding); contemporary quarter green morocco. A good early mixed set of this extremely popular account of the author's voyage around the world. This popular and well-written account of a long circumnavigation was written by the Marquis de Beauvoir. He arrived in Melbourne in 1866, and travelled extensively in Australia, trekking overland through the eastern states and Van... Read more about this item
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A$775.00
CHEAP BOOK PRODUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES, 1870 TO 1891

CHEAP BOOK PRODUCTION IN THE UNITED STATES, 1870 TO 1891

by Shove, Raymond Howard

Urbana: University of Illinois Library, 1937. cloth. 8vo. cloth. xi, 155 pages. First edition. A fine copy. Offset from typewritten copy. An important book on the printing and distribution of books.
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$115.00
QUINZE ANNÉES D'ACQUISITIONS DE LA POSE DE LA PREMIÈRE PIERRE À L'INAUGURATION OFFICIELLE DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE

QUINZE ANNÉES D'ACQUISITIONS DE LA POSE DE LA PREMIÈRE PIERRE À L'INAUGURATION OFFICIELLE DE LA BIBLIOTHÈQUE

Bruxelles: Bibliothèque Royale Albert, 1969. stiff paper wrappers. Bibliothèque Royale. thick small 4to. stiff paper wrappers. viii, 548, (2) pages. Thick exhibition catalogue describing 15 years of acquisitions. With a foreword by Herman Liebaers. Filled with illustrations in color. Wear at head of spine and bumped. Text in French.
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$18.00
Voyage autour du Monde entrepris par ordre du Gouvernement sur la Corvette La Coquille

Voyage autour du Monde entrepris par ordre du Gouvernement sur la Corvette La Coquille

by [DUPERREY] LESSON, René Primevère

Brussels: N.-J. Gregoir, V. Wouters et Cie., 1839. Occasional foxing; joints repaired.. Octavo, four volumes bound in one, each with separate title page and frontispiece; old ownership stamp on first title-page and a related gift inscription on endpaper; contemporary quarter black roan. Brussels edition, published in the same year as the Paris edition. --- Uncommon account of the voyage of the Coquille, a French scientific expedition under the command of Louis-Isidore Duperrey. This detailed and... Read more about this item
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A$1650.00
The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress: Volume 29, Number 4, October 1972

The Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress: Volume 29, Number 4, October 1972

by WALLACE, Sarah L., edited by

Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1972. Softcover. Very Good. First edition, single issue. Quarto. 386pp. Half-title loose and laid in, wrappers age-toned and mildly rubbed, about very good. Contributions by Helen-Anne Hilker, John Y. Cole, (Between Family and Fantasy: An Author's Perspective's on Children's Books) Joan Aiken, and William Solyom-Fekete.
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$25.00
Voyage autour du Monde, pendant les années 1790, 1791, et 1792... auquel on a joint des recherches sur les Terres Australes de Drake, et un examen critique du voyage de Roggeween..

Voyage autour du Monde, pendant les années 1790, 1791, et 1792... auquel on a joint des recherches sur les Terres Australes de Drake, et un examen critique du voyage de Roggeween..

by FLEURIEU, Charles Pierre Claret de

Paris: Courcier, 1809. Five volumes, octavo, and a quarto atlas; contemporary French quarter calf and papered boards, flat spines banded in gilt with double orange labels, a beautiful set. Fleurieu's narrative of the voyage of the Solide under the command of Etienne Marchand, the first French commercial voyage to the Northwest coast of America, and the second French circumnavigation (some twenty-five years after Bougainville's). Lada-Mocarski commends this book as "a very important and authoritative... Read more about this item
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A$7200.00
A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793: Containing a General View of the Valuable Productions and the Political Importance of this Flourishing Kingdom; and also of such European Settlements as were Visited on the Voyage... to which is Annexed an Account of the Journey, made in the Years 1801 and 1802, to the Residence of the Chief of the Booshuana Nation

A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793: Containing a General View of the Valuable Productions and the Political Importance of this Flourishing Kingdom; and also of such European Settlements as were Visited on the Voyage... to which is Annexed an Account of the Journey, made in the Years 1801 and 1802, to the Residence of the Chief of the Booshuana Nation

by BARROW, Sir John

London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1806. Quarto, with two folding maps and 18 coloured aquatint plates after W. Alexander and S. Daniell (of 19, with Plate I, the "View of Funchal in Madeira", present in photo-facsimile only); otherwise a fine copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, flat spine banded in gilt with gilt emblem at head of spine. First edition: this handsome colour-plate voyage book is the first illustrated English work on South Vietnam, particularly the region of Da Nang and Hue: Barrow gives... Read more about this item
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A$4750.00
[LIBRARY CATALOGUING] Bibliotechnyi pocherk [i.e. The Library Handwriting]

[LIBRARY CATALOGUING] Bibliotechnyi pocherk [i.e. The Library Handwriting]

by Lomkovskii, N

Moscow: Doloi negramotnost', 1927. 28, [4] pp. In original constructivist style wrappers. Front cover detached, minor defect of p.9 (not affected the text), previous owner's stamp on t.p., otherwise very good. First and only edition. One of 8070 copies. Very rare. A nice and early Soviet brochure on how to write by the library handwriting on the catalogue cards. Teaching the young librarian on courses, Lomkovskii created the tables of letter elements and connection between them, supporting examples... Read more about this item
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$500.00
An Essay Upon Gardening, containing a catalogue of exotic plants for the stoves and green-houses of the British gardens..

An Essay Upon Gardening, containing a catalogue of exotic plants for the stoves and green-houses of the British gardens..

by STEELE, Richard

York: G. Peacock, 1793. Some light scattered foxing.. Quarto, with three folding plates, early marbled boards, calf spine renewed. A singular work written and published at the cusp of the fashion for the cultivation of imported exotics, which provides a most interesting overview of the state of play in England in the early 1790s. It concludes with a two-page notice on the "Directions for the Preservation of Seeds, &c." on long voyages. Richard Steele, a Yorkshire gardener who lived and worked around... Read more about this item
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A$6400.00
Les Psautiers manuscrits latins des Bibliothèques publiques de France. Planches

Les Psautiers manuscrits latins des Bibliothèques publiques de France. Planches

by Leroquais, Victor

Paris, 1940 Portfolio (35 cm), XIII pp, 140 plates. Cloth backed folder with ties (folder rubbed and stained, cloth cracked on folds). Plates volume only of the study of manuscript Psalters in the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
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zł450.00
National Treasures from Australia's Great Libraries

National Treasures from Australia's Great Libraries

by Dent, Margaret (Exhibition Curator)

Canberra: National Library of Australia. 2005. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition. Card covers. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs and drawings. xii, 162 pages. The catalogue for the touring exhibition which opened in the National Library, Canberra in December, 2005. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . 1st Edition. Softcover.
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A$18.00
Put Me in My Little Bed Ballad and Chorus, Written by D. Smith, Esq. music composed by C.A. White

Put Me in My Little Bed Ballad and Chorus, Written by D. Smith, Esq. music composed by C.A. White

by [MUSICAL SCORE] WHITE, C. A

Sydney: J. R. Clarke, 1870. Folio, sheet music comprising two leaves including the title-page, a few spots, very good; neatly disbound. Scarce Sydney printed musical score of a children's song by Massachusetts composer Charles Albert White. The score was published by Sydney bookseller and stationer Jacob Richard Clarke, creator of the first songbook published in New South Wales and 'a dominant figure in the emergence of Australian music' (ADB). Though undated, the item was likely printed after 1869 and... Read more about this item
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A$345.00
The Library at Mount Vernon

The Library at Mount Vernon

by CARROLL, Frances Laverne and Mary Meacham

PA: Beta Phi MU, 1977. Hardcover. Very Good. Very good hardcover, limited edition, limited 1 of 2000 copies. Signed by both authors and B. Williams on foreword page. Marker marking inside front cover. Bottom spine ends and corners are lightly bumped. Clean text.
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$20.00
Histoire naturelle des fourmis et recueil de memoires et d'observations sur les abeilles, les araignées, les faucheurs et autres insectes

Histoire naturelle des fourmis et recueil de memoires et d'observations sur les abeilles, les araignées, les faucheurs et autres insectes

by LATREILLE, Pierre André

Paris: Théophile Barrois père, 1802. One table a little frayed;. Octavo, 12 hand-coloured plates and 2 folding tables, an excellent copy in contemporary quarter calf, gilt. First edition: the rare hand-coloured edition with, among much of Pacific interest, two Australian "Bull Dog" ants figured for the first time on the handsome engraved plates. Pierre André Latreille (1762-1833) had entered the Paris Museum in 1799, and became Professor of Entomology on the death of Lamarck. He went on to publish a... Read more about this item
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A$2600.00
Grundriss des Bibliotheks- und Dokumentationsrechts. Das Bibliothekswesen in Einzeldarstellungen

Grundriss des Bibliotheks- und Dokumentationsrechts. Das Bibliothekswesen in Einzeldarstellungen

by Kirchner, Hildebert

Klostermann, Vittorio, 1991. Hardcover/gebunden.
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€2.00
De la Colonie de Frederiks-Oord et des moyens de subvenir aux besoins de l'indigence par le défrichement des terres vagues et incultes

De la Colonie de Frederiks-Oord et des moyens de subvenir aux besoins de l'indigence par le défrichement des terres vagues et incultes

by BOSCH, J. van den

Gand: J. N. Houdin, 1821. Creased and generally worn paper wrappers, but in good original condition.. Octavo, uncut, in wrappers. First French edition: history of the formation of an early socialist society in Europe. This is a French translation from the Dutch of a text by the reformer van den Bosch, who, along with his Societé de Bienfaisance set up the colony of Frederiks-Oord in an attempt at social regeneration. In a movement similar to the kibbutzim of the twentieth century, the Societé... Read more about this item
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A$1385.00
[THE RUMYANTSEV MUSEUM] Gosudarstvennyi Rumyantsevsky muzei: Putevoditel': 1. Biblioteka [i.e. The State Rumyantsev Museum. Guidebook: V.1. Library]

[THE RUMYANTSEV MUSEUM] Gosudarstvennyi Rumyantsevsky muzei: Putevoditel': 1. Biblioteka [i.e. The State Rumyantsev Museum. Guidebook: V.1. Library]

Moscow: Izdatel'stvo L.D. Frenkel', 1923. 237, [3] pp.: ill. 19,5x14 cm. In original printed wrappers. Book is separated in two parts, lacks small pieces of the spine, faded Soviet bookshop's stamps on the back cover. 1 of 3000 copies. First edition. The Rumyantsev Museum was Moscow's first public museum. It evolved from the personal art collection and library of Count Nikolay Rumyantsev (1754-1826), the last of his family. One year after this guidebook was published museum was shut down by the Soviet... Read more about this item
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$750.00
A Chart of the Islands discovered in the Neighbourhood of Otaheite

A Chart of the Islands discovered in the Neighbourhood of Otaheite

by [COOK, James]

London: Alexander Hogg, 1780. Engraved chart, 185 x 355 mm, with decorative title cartouche in the upper right corner. An early map of the Society Islands in the South Pacific published by Alexander Hogg to illustrate the voyages and discoveries of the sea captains Byron, Wallis, Carteret and Cook. Featuring the routes taken by these important explorers in and around the Society Islands, it depicts the island of Tahiti (Otaheite) as well as Bora Bora (Bolabola), Otaha, Marma, Ulietea, and others. .
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A$225.00
FÜNFUNDZWANZIG JAHRE DEUTSCHE BÜCHEREI

FÜNFUNDZWANZIG JAHRE DEUTSCHE BÜCHEREI

by Uhlendahl, Heinrich

(Leipzig): Deutschen Bücherei, 1938. paper-covered boards. 8vo. paper-covered boards. 38, (2) pages. Festvortrag zur Feier des 25 jährigen Bestehens 15. Mai 1938. Written in German. A copy of the lecture given by Dr. Heinrich Uhlendahl for the 25th year anniversary celebration of the German (National) Library. Laid-in is a pamphlet with a poem by Friedrich von Logau on the cover, and inside is a message from Uhlendahl wishing his friends and acquaintances a good year 1939. With a bookplate indicating... Read more about this item
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$9.00
Novarum et minus cognitarum stirpium Pugillus..

Novarum et minus cognitarum stirpium Pugillus..

by LEHMANN, Johann Georg Christian

Hamburg: Meissner, 1851. One part foxed, others fine, wrappers a little chipped.. Four separately printed parts, slim quarto, original wrappers. Four very scarce catalogues of bryophytes or non-vascular plants in the botanical collection at Hamburg, including ten New Holland Species, one from New Zealand and another specifically noted as a native species of Van Diemen's Land. This selection comprises four separately issued parts from the series of nine, published in 1831, 1832, 1838 and 1851... Read more about this item
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A$3200.00
MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY 1812-1987

MEMBERS AND OFFICERS OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY 1812-1987

by Dunbar, Bradford F

Worchester: American Antiquarian Society, 1987. stiff paper wrappers. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. 81 pages. A list of the members and officers of the American Antiquarian Society between 1812 and 1987.
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$18.00
Dairy Farming: Being The Theory, Practice, and Methods of Dairying

Dairy Farming: Being The Theory, Practice, and Methods of Dairying

by SHELDON, J. P

London: Cassell, 1880. Fine.. Quarto, 25 colour plates; original decorated cloth. Written in response to the increase in imports of dairy produce in the late 19th Century, this thorough and well-illustrated guide to dairying is a concerted effort to improve 'home produce'. .
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A$775.00