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1565 Aulus Gellius Attic Nights Noctes Atticae ROME Greece Greek Philosophy "Truth is the daughter of time" ― Aulus Gellius, Noctes Atticae, XII A very rare and beautiful edition of Aulus Gellius' 'Attic Nights'. This book was a compilation of notes and shorter essays on grammar, philosophy, history, and antiquities which offer a glimpse into the cultures of both Greek and Roman life and society. Gellius began the work while he was living in Attica, Greece, but concluded the work in Rome. The rather disjunct contents include Gellius's observations and unusual interests found in books or overheard in conversation. This 1565 edition was published in Lyon by Antoine Gryphe. Item number: #7187 Price: $599 GELLIUS, Aulus A. Gellii, luculentissimi scriptoris, Noctes atticae. Lugduni: Apud Antonium Gryphium, 1565. Details: · Collation: complete with all pages o [64], 533, [1] o Signatures: to L4 · References: Adams G 361 · Language: Latin · Binding: Leather; tight & secur ... Read more

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1682 History of France Mezeray Clovis Pharamond Legends Saint Louis IX Portraits François de Mézeray was a 17th-century French historian most known for his 'History of France'. While many such historical works exist, Mézeray's approach is a bit different in that he sought to collect and summarize existing French and Latin chronicles. This impressive work covers the historical period from the early 5th-century Clovis and the legends of Pharamond, to the 14th-century reign of Francis I. Other notable royals including Hugh Capet, Charles III, Clovis, and Pepin the Short. This 1682 edition of Mezeray's famous work features numerous impressive portrait engravings of the French royals. Item number: #5702 Price: $599 MEZERAY, François Eudes de Abbrege' chronologique, ou Extrait de l'Histoire de France. Par le Sr de Mezeray, historiographe de France Amsterdam: A. Wolfgang, 1682. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages; 6 volumes o Vol. I – [12], 414, [26] o Vol. II – [4], 415-847, [41 ... Read more

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1830 1st ed Abstract of Infantry Tactics American Military Exercises Illustrated An important early 19th-century American infantry tactics manual designed for militias, light-infantry, and riflemen. Headed by General Winfield Scott, this handbook is filled with illustrated charts and diagrams of formations and regiment order. Other important topics include how to pass by and overcome obstacles and reforming a line when broken. Item number: #6454 Price: $499 United States War Dept. Abstract of infantry tactics; including exercises and manœuvres of light-infantry and riflemen; for the use of the militia of the United States. Boston : Hilliard, Gray, Little and Wilkins, 1830. First edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 138 o Illustrated with 30 engravings of formations and tactics · Language: English · Binding: Leather; tight and secure · Size: ~7.5in X 4.5in (18cm x 11cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfacti ... Read more

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Acrobats and mountebanks

Le ROUX, Hugues

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1871 1st ed Acrobats & Mountebanks CIRCUS Le Roux PT Barnum Illustrate Clowns Hugues Le Roux's 'Acrobats and Mountebanks' is an early history of circus life! In the 19th-century, circuses, fairs, and spectacle show entertainments were becoming popularized throughout Western Europe and the United States – shows that featured rare animals, clowns, 'freaks', and of course acrobats. Le Roux, along with illustrator Jules Garnier, published 'Acrobats and Mountebanks' which covers every aspect of 19th-century circus life. This work includes descriptions of P.T. Barnum, Francois Bidel, Jules Lemaitre, and even an account of clowns in Shakespeare's works! Item number: #6425 Price: $499 Le ROUX, Hugues Acrobats and mountebanks New York : Published by American News Co. ; Boston : N.E. News Co., 1871. First edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 336p o Illustrated with 233 figures · Language: English · Binding: · Size: ~9in X 7.5in (22.5cm x 19cm) Our Guarantee: V ... Read more

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1862 Confederate Virginia CSA Civil WAR Acts & Laws of General Assembly A rare Civil War-era printing of the 'Acts and General Assembly' of Virginia. This volume consists of the acts and laws passed in 1861 and 1862, covering topics such as personal property law, taxation, election precincts, and ordinances that the Virginia Convention adopted. This volume also features a printing of the 1861 Constitution of the Confederate States of America. Item number: #6632 Price: $499 State of Virginia Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Virginia : passed in 1861-2, in the eighty-sixth year of the Commonwealth Richmond [Va.] : William F. Ritchie, public printer, 1862. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 1-182, 1-34, 1-11, 1-16, [2] · Language: English · Binding: Leather; tight and secure o Visible repair to front board · Size: ~9in X 5.5in (22cm x 14.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us ... Read more

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1862 Confederate Law State of Georgia in 1861 Civil War SLAVERY General Assembly 'Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia' is a rare Civil War-era report regarding Georgia and the state of politics in the Confederacy. This book covers various laws and discussions of bills proposed to congress including those regarding slaves and 'free persons of color'. One interesting section covers the use of state lunatic asylums! Item number: #6914 Price: $399 State of Georgia Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia, passed in Milledgeville, at an annual session November and December 1861. Milledgeville, Boughton, Nisbet & Barnes, State Printers, 1862. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 158, [3] · References: Parrish 2778 · Language: English · Binding: Paper; tight and secure · Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving ... Read more

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1863 Confederate Acts & Laws Virginia General Assembly CSA Civil WAR A rare Civil War-era printing of the 'Acts and General Assembly' of Virginia. This volume consists of the acts and laws passed in 1863, covering topics such as personal property law, taxation, election precincts, ordinances that the Virginia Convention adopted, as well as resolutions on the soldiers of the Civil War. Item number: #6915 Price: $399 State of Virginia Acts of the General Assembly of the State of Virginia : passed in 1863, in the eighty-sixth year of the Commonwealth Richmond [Va.] : William F. Ritchie, public printer, 1863. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 107, [2] · Language: English · Binding: Cloth; tight and secure · Size: ~9in X 5.5in (22.5cm x 14.5cm) 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! 6915Photos available upon request.

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1716 1st Spanish Leopold I Holy Roman Empire Hapsburgs Poland Austria Portraits A rare, early 18th-century Spanish account of the life and reign of Leopold I of the Holy Roman Empire. This work covers the military and diplomatic campaigns of Leopold with the Turks, French, and Spanish governments. Written by Constantin Roncaglia, 'Admirables Efectos de la Providencia' was translated into Spanish by Aguerina, a Jesuit Cardinal who focused his studies on Leopold and the Holy Roman Empire. This first tome is finely illustrated with battle scenes and portraits of notable members of the House of Hapsburg including · Ferdinand I · John II Casimir · Charles Gustavus · Christina, Queen of Sweden · Count Raymondo de Montecucculi · Leopold Wilhelm, Archduke of Austria · Battle of Leventz · Battle of St. Gotthard · Sultan Suleiman II, Turkey · Mariana, Queen of Spain · Viennese festivals · And more! Item number: #5862 Price: $750 RONC ... Read more

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

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1892 1st ed Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Arthur Conan Doyle Illustrated Mystery "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth!" ­ – Sherlock Holmes First appearing in 1887, Sherlock Holmes is perhaps the greatest and most well-known fictional detective. This fine first American edition of Arthur Conon Doyle's "Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" meets the first edition points and is bound in the traditional blueish binding. Item number: #6634 Price: $499 DOYLE, Arthur Conan The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892. First American edition Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [5], 307, [5] - A scandal in Bohemia -- - The Red-Headed League -- - A case of identity -- - The Boscombe Valley mystery -- - The five orange pips -- - The man with the twisted lip -- - The adventure of the Blue Carbuncle -- - The adventure of the speckled band -- - The adventure of the engineer's thumb -- - The adventure of the ... Read more

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1910 1ed Theodore Roosevelt Illustrated Africa Big Game Trails HUNTING Sporting "Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right." ― Theodore Roosevelt The twenty-sixth president of the United States was also a world-renowned hunter, conservationist, soldier, and scholar. In 1908 he took a long safari holiday in East Africa with his son Kermit. Roosevelt describes the excitement of the chase, the people he met, and flora and fauna he collected in the name of science. Long out of print, this classic is one of the preeminent examples of Africana and belongs on every collector's shelf. Item number: #5593 Price: $499 ROOSEVELT, Theodore African Game Trails An Account Of The African Wanderings Of An American Hunter-Naturalist by Theodore Roosevelt; with illustrations from photographs by Kermit Roosevelt and other members of the expedition, and from drawings by Philip R. Goodwin. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. First edition Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o ... Read more

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1786 KYOTO Travel Guide Scenic Picture Edo JAPAN Japanese Illustrated Woodblock An exceedingly rare, 18th century set of woodblock prints of scenic tourist areas in Edo during the mid to late Edo period bound in the "fukurotoji (variously translated as "bound-pocket," or "pouch" binding)" style (Keio). This particular travel guide was authored by Akisato Ritō with illustrator Takehara Shunchosai and is titled Miyako Meisho Zue (Pictorial guide to scenic spots in Kyoto). It was published in response to the popularization of travel. Consumers of meisho zue did not use them as travel guidebooks, but rather as stimulants to engage in a premodern mode of virtual travel, by which they enjoyed vicarious experiences of place without the attendant corporeal and economic drawbacks of physical travel. Such book-based experiences of geography were essential to the considerable commercial success of Miyako meisho zue because they satisfied a desire for leisurely accumulation of geographical fluency among a truly diver ... Read more

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1685 King Alaric Visigoth Sack of ROME Heroic Poem Scudery Illustrated French Georges de Scudéry was a 17th-century French author who published a number of historical novels including 'Alaric', a story of the 5th-century King of the Visigoths. Scudery writes this work of historical fiction describing the Visigoth attack and subsequent sack of Rome in 410AD. Published in 1685, this edition was a counterfeit printing of the original Paris edition published in 1654 by Courbe. It features 11 full-page engravings and, per the title of the work, was dedicated to the Queen of Sweden. Item number: #5718 Price: $499 SCUDERY, Georges de Alaric, ou Rome vaincue Poëme heroïque. Dedié a la serenissime reyne de Suede. La Haye, Chez Jacob van Ellinckhuysen, 1685. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [34], 340, [10] o 11 full-page plates · Language: French · Binding: Leather; tight & secure · Size: ~6in X 4in (15cm x 10cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free ... Read more

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1866 1ed Albert N'Yanza Nile River Africa Egypt Abyssinia Illustrated Map Baker Samuel White Baker was an English naturalist, big game hunter, explorer and was the first Englishman to sit in a high office of the Egyptian government. Many of Baker's works shed light on the horrors of slave owners and slave trade in central Africa. His works; however, also centralized on Egypt and the Abyssinia Nile tributaries. He had an extensive knowledge of Egypt as he held important political officers in Egypt. His accounts of Egypt and the Nile River Basin are some of the most important 19th-century books on the Nile River, and helped record the discovery of Lake Albert. 'The Albert N'yanza, Great Basin of the Nile' is Baker's account of his discovery of the last great source of the Nile. Item number: #6290 Price: $599 BAKER, Samuel White The Albert-Nyanza, great basin of the Nile and explorations of the Nile Sources London: Macmillan et Co, 1866. First Edition. Details: · Collation: complete with all pages: ... Read more

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1822 Albius TIBULLUS Latin Poetry Elegies Love Poems Feminism Rome Delphini Albius Tibullus (55 BC–19 BC) was a Latin poet and writer of elegies though little is known about his life. His tenderness toward women is enhanced by a refinement and delicacy rare among the ancients and is exhibited in his writings. The works of Tibullus in its entirety forms a unique and charming document for the literary life of Augustan Rome. This edition is the collected works of Tibullus from the series 'Scriptores latini in usum Delphini.' Item number: #6609 Price: $199 TIBULLUS Albii Tibulli Opera omnia ex editione I.G. Huschkii: 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, 1822. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o VIII, 613, [3], lviii · Provenance: Armorial Emboss o SIGILL W.W. BARONIS GRENVILLE CANCELLARII ACADEMIAE OXONIENSIS o Wi ... Read more

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1800s Beeton All About Cookery Cooking Food Illustrated Baking Recipes Culinary "A place for everything, and everything in its place." -Isabella Beeton Isabella Mary Beeton also known as Mrs. Beeton, was an English journalist, editor and writer. Her name is particularly associated with her first book, the 1861 work 'Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management'. Beeton's 'All About Cookery' is a collection of recipes fit for the everyday home chef with recipes for soup, fish, poultry, pastries, vegetables, desserts, and even wines and beers. Item number: #6508 Price: $350 BEETON, Isabella Mary. All about cookery, a collection of practical recipes, arranged in alphabetical order, and fully illustrated. London : Ward, Lock & Co., [ca. late 1800s]. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o [vi], 371, [4] · Language: English · Binding: Cloth; tight and secure · Size: ~7.5in X 5in (19cm x 13cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction ... Read more

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1886 Charles Spurgeon All of Grace Puritan Devotional Baptist Faith v Sin "Common sense is as much needed in religion as anywhere else." ― C.H. Spurgeon, All of Grace Charles Spurgeon's classic devotional literature aimed at the Christian reader for guidance against sin and understanding God's grace. Spurgeon quotes scripture throughout this work, like most of his books, in a way that supports his claims. The chapters in this book discuss what is faith and how to increase it, how to achieve repentance and forgiveness, and the truth of a living redeemer. Item number: #7087 Price: $350 SPURGEON, Charles H. All of grace. An earnest word with those who are seeking salvation by the Lord Jesus Christ. London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1886. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 128, [8 ads] · Language: English · Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure · Size: ~7in X 4.5in (17.5cm x 11.5cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is ... Read more

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All sorts of comical cats

BINGHAM, Clifton

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1902 All Sorts of Comical CATS Color Illustrated Children Cartoons Wain Bingham'All Sorts of Comical Cats' is a rare, early 20th-century cartoon illustrated work on cats. Illustrated by Louis Wain, this book features dozens of colored figures of comical large-eyed cats in curious and mischievous situations.Item number: #5078 Price: $499BINGHAM, CliftonAll sorts of comical catsLondon: Ernest Nister; New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., [1902]. First edition.Details: Collation: Complete with all pages64 unnumbered pagesLanguage: English Binding: Hardcover; tight and secureSize: ~10in X 8in (25cm x 20cm)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! 5078Photos available upon request.

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1788 1ed French Almanac Parisien Louis XVI Illustrated Tourist Guide Castles ArtThe 'Almanach Parisien' was a mid-18th-century French almanac designed for foreigners and travelers in Paris. This 1788 edition covers a variety of topics including Parisian monuments and fine art, descriptions of curious places, castles, parks, and royal houses, general information for those visiting Paris, and a collection of interesting anecdotes by Paris locals. It features 8 fine engravings depicting many of these locations.Item number: #5542Price: $499FranceAlmanach parisien, en faveur des etrangers et des voyageurs : indiquant par ordre alphabétique, 1. Tous les monumens des beaux-arts ... 2. Les spectacles, les promenades & généralement tous les endroits dignes de curiosité. 3. Les châteaux, parcs, maisons royales & maisons de plaisance, qui environnent la capitale à 15, à 18 lieues. 4. Tout ce qui peut être utile & nécessaire à savoir pour un voyageur qui séjourne à Paris. 5. Un recueil d'anecdotes ... Read more

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1787 1ed American Magazine Jefferson Constitution Federalist Slavery Indians 6vBeginning in late 1787, Noah Webster, the famous American founding father, published a short-lived monthly periodical entitled 'The American Magazine'. Webster employed the minds of several authors to write essays promoting education reform, cultural concerns, and national pride with the attempts of establishing a national magazine – something that had not yet happened in America.This extremely rare first edition features the first six volumes of the 'American Magazine' – December 1787 through May 1788. Notable essays and articles in these volumes include:• Descriptions of major American cities• Reports on Native American language, Mingo Indians• Extracts from Thomas Jefferson arguments of an 'unalterable constitution'.o Note that this entry is in the volume that was published the same month as the first ratification of the United States Constitution.• Narratives of escapees of the Bastille in Paris• Description of th ... Read more

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1866 1ed FIRST POKER RULES American Card Player Euchre Gambling Strategy Games 'The American Card Player' is a mid-19th-century card game manual by William Dick. This extremely valuable 1866 first edition describes gameplay, strategy, rules, and general characteristics of games such as Euchre, Whist, Bazique, Poker, and other card games. This book was the first book that discussed rules for poker and 'whiskey' poker. Item number: #6282 Price: $750 DICK, William The American card-player : containing clear and comprehensive directions for playing the games of euchre, whist, bézique, all-fours, pitch, commercial pitch, French fours, all fives, cassino, cribbage, straight and draw poker, and whiskey poker: together with all the laws of those games. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, ©1866. First edition. Details: · Collation: Complete with all pages o 151, [9] · Language: English · Binding: Cloth; tight and secure · Size: ~7in X 5in (17.5cm x 12.5cm) · Very rare w ... Read more

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