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1706 Julius Caesar WAR Commentaries Military Illustrated MAP Aulus Hirtius Bello "If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it!" – Julius Caesar A rare collection of civil war histories and Julius Caesar war commentaries! Julius Caesar's war commentaries are some of the most prolific military writings! While not specifically known for his writing, Julius Caesar wrote this book which would become a mainstay in the Latin literature canon. It focuses on first-hand account of Julius Caesar in the Callic wars, but it was written as though from a third-person view. This rare 1706 second Martin Bladen English edition was improved with notes not found in the first edition. It also features 16 stunning folding engravings of maps, city views – including Alesia – and a view of Caesar's Rhine bridge construction. This edition also includes a printing of Aulus Hirtius's account of Alexander the Great's African and Spanish Wars. Item number: #7222 Price: $550 CAESAR, Julius C. ... Read more

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1720 1ed Brussels Massacre Belgium Sacrament of Miracle Judaica Jews A rare historical account of the Sacrament of Miracle by Petrus Cafmeyer. The Sacrament of Miracle, also known as the Brussels Massacre, was an anti-Semitic riot in Brussels in 1370 in which a number of Jews were killed and banished from Brussels in connection with a host desecration at the synagogue. Christians claimed that a Jew stabbed a host and was not harmed – an event that lead to the establishment of the Cult of the Miracle. This rare 1720 first edition was written by Petrus de Cafmeyer and published in Brussels. Illustrated with 21 fascinating engravings depicting scenes from the massacre. Item number: #5673 Price: $550 CAFMEYER, Petrus de Venerable histoire du trés-saint Sacrement de Miracle : notablement ameliorée & augmantée en cette nouvelle Edition de plusieurs preuves, témoignages & circonstances curieuses ... : le tout tiré de plusieurs autheurs ... A Bruxelles : Chez George De Backer, 1720. First edition. D ... Read more

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1750 Lives of British Admirals Royal Navy Walter Raleigh PIRATES Francis Drake John Campbell's 'Lives of the Admirals and other Eminent British Seamen' is an important, mid-18th-century survey of the most significant figures in the British Royal Navy. This four-volume work includes biographical sketches of notable European sea- figures including Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, William III, Commander John Hawkins, and John Cabot, as well as accounts of pirates, various ships, and shipwrecks! Item number: #7077 Price: $750 CAMPBELL, John Lives of the admirals and other eminent British seamen: containing their personal histories and a detail of all their public services : including a new and accurate naval history from the earliest accounts of time and clearly proving by a continued series of facts our uninterrupted claim to and enjoyment of the dominion of our seas : interspersed with many curious passages relating to our discoveries, plantations and commerce : the whole supported by proper authorities Lo ... Read more

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1888 1ed Life of Joseph Smith Prophet LDS Mormon Church Brigham Young Salt Lake"Happiness is the object and design of our existence." – Joseph SmithJoseph Smith was one of the most prolific and iconic American religious leaders of the 19th-century, known primarily for his founding of the Latter Day Saint movement. 'The Life of Joseph Smith, the Prophet' is a biographical sketch of Smith's life written by one of the earliest members of the LDS Church, George Q Cannon. In addition to being a biographical account of Smith's life, this work covers many of foundational issues surrounding the LDS Church and Mormonism including testimonials, church organization, conferences, and Brigham Young's gospel revelations.Item number: #4866Price: $499CANNON, George QualeThe life of Joseph Smith, the prophetSalt Lake City: Juvenille Instructor Off., 1888. First edition.Details: • Collation: Complete with all pageso 512• References: Draper 1161• Language: English• Binding: Cloth hardcover; tight and secure • Size: ... Read more

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1733 Astronomy Novissimae Italian Mathematics Galileo Trigonometry Angel Capelli An exceedingly rare 18th-century astronomy treatise by Italian astronomer Angelo Capelli. 'Novissimae Novissimarum' is a collection of astronomical charts and descriptions of planetary motion, distances between celestial bodies, and problem solving using trigonometry and geometry. Item number: #5797 Price: $599 CAPELLI, Angelo Novissimae novissimarum Saturni, Jovis, Martis, Veneris, & Mercurii tabulae ad datam planetae a sole distantiam conditae, et per trigonometriæ planae cavalerii problema XI. supputatae ... : accedit insuper Tabula proportionalis pro latitudine planetarum expedite reperienda ... Venetiis : Ex typographia Antonii Mora, 1733. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [8], 9-32; [1], 2-64 · Language: Latin · Binding: Vellum; tight & secure · Size: ~9in X 7in (23cm x 18cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! ... Read more

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1867 Mysteries of a Neapolitan Convent Caracciolo Naples Italy Political SECRETS Enrichetta Caracciolo was a 19th-century Italian author who is best known for her autobiography 'Secrets of a Neapolitan Cloister'. This book describes the family, secrets, and mysteries of one of the most significant Neapolitan noble families. They were an important force in the political environment in Southern Italy throughout the 18th and 19th-centuries. This 1867 English translation of Caracciolo's masterpiece was translated out of the fourth Italian edition by James Redfield. Item number: #6902 Price: $350 CARACCIOLO, Enrichetta The mysteries of the Neapolitan convents : with a brief sketch of the early life of the authoress Hartford : A.S. Hale & Co., 1867. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 484p · Language: English · Binding: Cloth; tight and secure · Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our ... Read more

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1770 Oriental Literature Persia TURKS Arabic Fables Manuscripts 2in1 Cardonne Denis Cardonne was an 18th-century French orientalist known for his translations of various Turkish, Arabic, and Persian manuscripts. 'Melanges de Litterature Orientale' is a 1770 collection of fables and tales from Middle Eastern cultures translated into French. Item number: #6480 Price: $499 CARDONNE, Denis Mélanges de Littérature Orientale : traduits de différens Manuscrits Turcs, Arabes et Persans Paris : Hérissant le Fils, 1770. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes in 1 o Vol. I – [12], 314, [10] o Vol. II – [4], 293, [7] · Language: French · Binding: Leather; tight & secure · Size: ~6.75in X 4in (17cm x 10cm) · Auction records and price comparisons as high as $2,100 Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation ... Read more

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1673 German HERBAL Medicine Astrology Zodiac Moon OCCULT Carrichter Kreutterbuch Bartholomew Carrichter was a 16th-century physician who is best known for caring for Maximillian II and Ferdinand I of the Holy Roman Empire. He published an impressive and important herbal medicine book in 1576 which is an interesting fusion of plants with healing property and studies of astrology and the zodiac. "In this astrological 'Kreutterbuch' of Bartholomaeus Carrichter , the plants are arranged acording to the signs of the zodiac, but the principle on which this allotment is made remains mysterious to the lay mind. Much stress is laid upon the hour at which the herbs ought to be gathered, particular attention being paid to the state of the moon at the time." – Arber Carrichter makes connections between the plants and the planets – how the plants grow, providing recipes for external and internal medicines, when to pick flowers and herbs for best results, and much more. This 1673 German edition of Carricther's famou ... Read more

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1869 1st French ed Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll Tenniel Illustrated Classic"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?" – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll's landmark masterpiece, 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,' was first published in 1865. This fascinating fantasy tale of a young girl falling down a rabbit hole, is surely one of the most iconic pieces of literature for all time. It has been adapted into many different versions of film, most notably by Disney in 1951.A rare first French edition of "Alice in Wonderland" featuring forty-two of Tenniel's bizarre, cartoon illustrations. Tenniel's illustrations are often considered the best of the 'Alice' illustrations and make this very early printing highly desirable! Item number: #5450 Price: $1500CARROLL, LewisAventures d'Alice au pays des merveilles. Traduit de ... Read more

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1710 1ed Tabula Toti Philosophy Physics Logic Metaphysics 28 Illustrations MAGIC 'Tabula Toti Philosophiae' is a highly rare and rather curious work – a collection of 28 full-page engravings published at beginning of the 18th-century. This series of illustrations is divided into different parts, each focusing on some aspect of science or philosophy. · 1-4: Allegories of philosophy o Ethics, metaphysics, physics · 5-11: Logic · 12-28: Physics and natural science o Science experiments and instruments, astronomy and Magdeburg hemispheres, Huygeniana machina, magic lantern and optics, human anatomy, ballistics and gunpowder, Archimedes' Screw, clocks, These incredible engravings illustrate the works and studies of notable scientists and philosophers such as Descartes, Gassendi, Archimedes, as well as Copernicus's astronomical systems. Published in 1710, this work is complete in all aspects and bound in a beautiful, pristine leather binding! The first and only known edition of this wor ... Read more

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1644 Ancient EGYPT Occult Worship Casali Hieroglyphics Rituals Sphinx Scarab'De Veteribus Aegyptiorum Ritibus' is a rare and important historical account of Egyptian idol worship by Italian scholar Giovanni Battista Casali. Casali focuses on all aspects of Egyptian religion including the origins of Egyptian idol worship, idolized animals – scarabs, snakes, known Egyptian gods, the importance of symbols, and even accounts of hieroglyphics. It is filled with 48 in-text, full-page and folding engravings throughout depicting the aforementioned contents.Item number: #5429Price: $1250CASALI, Giovanni BattistaDe veteribus Aegyptiorum ritibus. Auctore Joanne Baptista Casalio Romano.Romae, ex typographia Andree Phaei. M. DCXLIV. [1644].Details: Collation: Complete with all pages[20], 93, [1]; [10], 95-269, [18]16 engraved plates9 folding7 full-page32 in-text woodcut engravingsLanguage: LatinBinding: Vellum; tight & secureSize: ~9in X 7in (23cm x 18cm)Our Guarantee:Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.Custom ... Read more

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Life among the Indians

CATLIN, George

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1870 George Catlin Life Among INDIANS Wild West Native American Buffalo Hunting George Catlin was an American traveler and artist known for his perspective and understanding of Native Americans and the American West. He wrote essays on the life and culture of Plains Indians such as Sioux and Iowa tribes. One of his landmark works was 'Life Amongst the Indians', a book written to describe his own experience living with Native Americans. Catlin tells of Indian warfare and brutal torture such as scalping prisoners, the establishment and building of wigwams, how to catch wild horses and techniques for buffalo hunting. According to Howes, this undated edition was published with a younger audience in mind and includes information on the life of Catlin that is not found in other editions! Features four fine illustrated plates. Item number: #3807 Price: $399 CATLIN, George Life among the Indians London, Gall & Inglis, [1870] Details: · Collation complete with all pages: 352p · References: Sabin 115 ... Read more

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1844 George Catlin Letters on Native American Indians Sioux Illustrated 2v SET"letters of great value in their descriptions of Indian life" (Larned)George Catlin was an American traveler and artist known for his perspective and understanding of Native Americans and the American West. He wrote essays and letters on the life and culture of Plains Indians such as Sioux and Iowa tribes.Originally published in 1841, George Catlin's 'Letters and Notes on American Indians' covers the lives, customs, hunting cultures, and societies of Plains Indians, written while he was living among the various tribes. This 1844 edition features 400 hundred in-text and full-page engravings of Indian battles, chiefs, expeditions to the American West, and homes and villages. These illustrations were published as a collection, following the success and popularity of this work. It also includes vocabulary of Mandan, Blackfoot, Riccaree, Sioux, and Tuscarora Indians. (Smithsonian 687). Item number: #5351Price: $1250CATLIN, George Letter ... Read more

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1822 Catullus Roman Eroticism Sexuality Lesbia Classics Latin Sarcasm Delphini There is nothing more silly than a silly laugh. – Caius Valerius Catullus Catullus was a 1st-century BC Roman poet whose poetry differed from most poets who simply wrote of mythological and classical heroes. Catullus' poetry is primarily a look into his personal life and his love for a woman named Lesbia through the lens of a eroticism, sarcasm, and bizarre obscenity. Catullus speaks out against other pursuers and lovers of Lesbia, as well as poetry about his friends, politicians, and infamous promiscuous women. This edition is the collected works of 'Catullus' from the series 'Scriptores latini in usum Delphini.' Item number: #6629 Price: $250 CATULLUS, Gaius Valerius C. Valerii Catulli opera omnia : ex editione F.G. Doeringii : cum notis et interpretatione in usum Delphini : variis lectionibus notis variorum recensu editionum et codicum et indice locupletissimo accurate recensita. Londini: curante et imprimente A.J. Valpy ... Read more

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1797 Don Quixote Cervantes Chivalry English Smollett Translation Illustrated 5v "Small wonder if the world received Don Quixote with delight! There was nothing like unto it before: there has been nothing to eclipse it since". – Rius, D. Leopoldo A rare, late 18th-century English translation of Cervantes' masterpiece – "Don Quixote". Smollett translations are considered highly readable. (Linsalata, 115). This fine, five-volume edition features incredible full-page engravings Item number: #6437 Price: $750 CERVANTES Saavedra, Miguel de The history and adventures of the renowned Don Quixote. London : Printed for C. Cooke ... and sold by all the booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, [1797]. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages; 5 volumes o Vol. 1 – [4], xxiv, [2], viii, 196, [2] - 5 plates o Vol. 2 – 238 - 4 plates o Vol. 3 – 247, [1] - 5 plates o Vol. 4 – 247, [1] - 4 plates o Vol. 5 – 247, [1] - 3 plates o 21 total engravings from Corbould · Refere ... Read more

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1886 1ed Japanese Fairy Tales Urashima the Fisher Boy Color Illustrated Tokyo A rare, hand-made book on silk-stitched, creped wraps of famous Japanese fairy tales! This traditional tale, 'Urashima the Fisher Boy, is an illustrated woodblock book telling the tale a young Japanese fisherman who catches a tortoise. After deciding he did not want to deprive the tortoise of life, he let it go. Moments later, a beautiful woman, daughter of the Sea-God, appears to him claiming she was the tortoise! This volume is numbered no. 8 in a series of 'Antique Japanese Fairy Tales'. Item number: #6979 Price: $499 CHAMBERLAIN, Basil H. Antique Japanese Fairy Tale Series #8, Urashima the Fisher Boy Tokyo : T. Hasegawa, 1886. First edition. [Meiji 19] Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages · Language: English · Binding: Softcover; tight and secure · Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us ... Read more

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1887 1ed Japanese Fairy Tales Silly Jelly Fish Monkeys Color Illustrated Tokyo A rare, hand-made book on silk-stitched, creped wraps of famous Japanese fairy tales! This traditional tale, 'The Silly Jelly-Fish', is an illustrated woodblock book telling the tale a great Dragon Queen, her fateful illness, and her cure by eating a monkey liver – a task that only the King's Jelly-Fish could handle! This volume is numbered no. 13 in a series of 'Antique Japanese Fairy Tales'. Item number: #6978 Price: $499 CHAMBERLAIN, B.H. Antique Japanese Fairy Tale Series #13, The Silly Jelly-Fish Tokyo : T. Hasegawa, 1887. First edition. [Meiji 20] Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages · Language: English · Binding: Softcover; tight and secure · Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 6978Photos available ... Read more

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1612 Chasseneuz Catalogus Mundi Encyclopedia of Science Mathematics Medicine Barthelemy de Chasseneuz was a 16th-century French jurist who published a number of books on customary law which were an important influence on Napoleonic Code. In addition to this works on law, he wrote an extensive encyclopedia entitled 'Catalogus Gloriae Mundi'. This book was a survey of every known topic with which Chasseneuz was familiar. However, the main focus of the work was French heraldry and societal ranks in the 15th-century. This 1612 edition includes charming illustrations throughout including dozens of coats of arms and family crests. Item number: #6962 Price: $599 CHASSENEUZ, Barthelemy de Catalogus gloriae mundi D. Bartholomaei Chassanaei, Burgundi ...: in quo doctissime simul et copiosissime de dignitatibus, honoribus, praerogatiuis & excellentia, spirituum hominum animantium, rerumq, caeterarum omnium ... diuisum in libros duodecine. Francofurti ad Moenum: Typis Willierianis : Impensis Rulandiorum, 1612. Details: ... Read more

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Le Grande Chirurgie

CHAULIAC, Guy de

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1659 Chauliac Grande Chirurgie Medieval Surgery Medicine French Joubert Illustrated Guy de Chauliac was a 14th-century physician and surgeon who is remembered primarily for his extensive surgery treatise 'Chirurgia Magna'. It was one of the most important medieval works on human anatomy, bloodletting, medicine and drugs, wounds, fractures, and ulcers. Chauliac describes early attempts of tracheotomy and suturing procedures. This 17th-century French edition was edited and supplemented with annotations by Laurent Joubert. Joubert single-handedly revived Chauliac's work and spurred several editions printed in various languages. This 1659 edition is filled with impressive engravings depicting surgical tools and instruments Item number: #6991 Price: $950 CHAULIAC, Guy de Le Grande Chirurgie Lyon : Chez Iacques Ollier, 1659. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [32], 711, [25]; 32, 405, [11] · Language: French · Binding: Leather; tight & secure · Size: ~6.75in X 4.5in ( ... Read more

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The Island World of the Pacific

CHEEVER, Henry Theodore

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1851 MOBY DICK Inspiration 1ed Cheever Island World Pacific Whaling Melville Henry Cheever was a 19th-century American author who is often considered one of the best writers of sea adventure literature – including 'The Island World of the Pacific'. While the contents of this book themselves are notable, the second chapter is without question the most important. In that section, Cheever describes the excitement of whale hunting. This chapter enticed author Herman Melville to write his famed book 'Moby-Dick'. Melville transformed this chapter on natural history into his landmark novel, drawing "almost the entire substance of his note from Cheever's chapter: the Cape Horn setting, the rough winds, the method of capturing…" (Bousquet) Item number: #7127 Price: $350 CHEEVER, Henry Theodore The Island World of the Pacific New York : Harper & Bros., 1851. First edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [xii], 406 · References: Bousquet's 'Afterword' in Cheever's 'Whale and ... Read more

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