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[GAS]. On Gas Monopoly. A Letter addressed to the Commissioners of Sewers for the City of London...
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London: W. Houstoun, 1834. 8vo. (230 x 120). 8 pp., original self wrappers, unbound. Chipped and very fragile on account of the paper quality. No surviving copy of this remarkable pamphlet is recorded in OCLC or COPAC, not surprising given that the Gude's "Letter" was printed on what seems to be the thinnest possible English paper. The text in the present pamphlet appears to have been completely overlooked by historians of the economics of petroleum distribution and consumption during England's Industrial Revolution. It is a diatribe against gas monopoly by Richard Gude, a governor of the Chartered Gas Company from 1823 to 1832. Gude appears to have broken with them in favor of their competitors, of whom the Equitable Gas Company and London Gas Company are prominently mentioned here. The pamphlet rails against the "evils" of the monopoly which had neutralized the free market, and "the arbitrary provisions to which consumers of gas are subject, under some of the private acts of Parliament of the… Read more
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[GERMAN LITERARY MANUSCRIPT]. Der Hinkende Pegasus (unpublished)
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[GERMAN LITERARY MANUSCRIPT]. "Der Hinkende Pegasus" (unpublished)

by Rambaldi, Richard Ferdinand Graf von

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1899. Very Good. 8vo. [4], 165, [6] pp., every page filled with manuscript. Divided into 6 sections of verse, lyric, drama, and prose, with 11 small vignette drawings of which two are heightened in watercolor. Numerous annotations and revisions in the text. Bound in contemporary roan leather with pewter clasp (back of clasp slightly loose), some rubbing along binding extremities; floral endleaves patterned in green and gold, all edges gilt. Front pastedown with a few illegible letters in ink, apparently backwards (offset from a note loosely inserted?), small negligible ink stain on lower right corner on final 10 leaves and the back endleaves, foxing on pp. 41-48. A fascinating literary manuscript from a known WWI German officer, providing insight into pre-war German nationalism and culture. ALL writings contained herein are apparently unpublished. The manuscript is divided into 6 sections: Historische Gedichte (pp. 1-18), Patriotische Gedichte (19-21), Lyrisch (22-30), Erzahland (31-42),… Read more
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[GIRAFFES]. Recherches historiques, zoologiques, anatomiques et paléontologiques sur la girafe,...
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[GIRAFFES]. Recherches historiques, zoologiques, anatomiques et paléontologiques sur la girafe, (Camelopardalis giraffa, Gmelin)

by JOLY, Nicolas & LAVOCAT, Achille

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Paris: Imprimerie veuve Berger-Levrault, 1845. First Edition. Large 4to (306 x 231 mm). 2 ff., 124 pp. With 17 plates lithographed by Delor after drawings by Joly. Bound in modern blue percaline cloth by Lobstein-Laurenchet, red morocco spine label gilt, original front cover wrapper preserved. Separate printing of the "Mémoires de la société du muséum d'histoire naturelle de Strasbourg." Some foxing but an excellent copy. THE FIRST ANATOMICAL STUDY ON THE GIRAFFE. PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO THE TAXIDERMIST WHO UNDERTOOK THE ACTUAL 20-DAY DISSECTION. This Abyssinian female giraffe, named "Twiga" (the Swahili word for giraffe), was transported alive to Toulouse in 1843 at the age of approximately 3 years. She died on January 4, 1844, either from the harshness of the European climate or (as some said) nostalgia for her homeland. In any event, after she was dissected and studied by researchers she was cooked and eaten by multiple Toulousian families at the Feast of Epiphany (!) The… Read more
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[GLORIOUS REVOLUTION]. [PENAL LAWS]. James Steuarts answer to a letter writ by Mijn Heer Fagel,...
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[GLORIOUS REVOLUTION]. [PENAL LAWS]. James Steuarts answer to a letter writ by Mijn Heer Fagel, prisoner to the states of Holland and West-Frisland concerning the repeal of the penal laws and tests

by Stewart, James, Sir, 1635-1713

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[Edinburgh] : London, printed and re-printed in Edinburgh: by John Reid, 1688. First Edinburgh Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 39 pp. Signatures: A-E4, COMPLETE. Edges untrimmed (somewhat browned). Unobtrusive blindstamp on first and last leaves. Bound in recent quarter calf antique (Trevor Lloyd). THE REPEAL OF THE PENAL LAWS AND TEST ACTS DURING THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTION. Whereas William of Orange supported repealing the Penal Laws, but opposed the repeal of the Test Acts, his predecessor James sought to repeal the Penal Laws AND the Test Acts, thereby allowing Catholics the right to hold public office. This is the rare first Edinburgh edition; ESTC lists only BL and NLS in the United Kingdom, and Huntington and Univ. of Illinois in the United States. James Stewart (1635-1713) was one of the leading Scottish radicals in the revolutionary movement. He was offered a pardon by James II, in return for which he sought to persuade his colleagues to return from exile in Holland. In the present… Read more
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[GLORIOUS REVOLUTION / ABDICATION OF JAMES II]. The debate at large, between the House of Lords...
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[GLORIOUS REVOLUTION / ABDICATION OF JAMES II]. The debate at large, between the House of Lords and House of Commons [...] anno 1688

by [James II, King of England. Parliament]

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London: Printed for J. Wickins; and to be sold by the Booksellers of London and Westminster, 1695. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo. COLLATION: A-B4 C-F8 G-Q4, COMPLETE. [2], 19-176 pp. Attractive half calf antique, marbled boards, red morocco label gilt, compartments gilt with small tools. FIRST EDITION of this important collection of Parliamentary debates, providing original and valuable documentation of the constitutional crisis that ensued during the Glorious Revolution of 1688. James II of England (a.k.a. James VII of Scotland), while fleeing to France, dropped the Great Seal of the Realm into the Thames. In Parliament the question was discussed whether he had forfeited the throne or had abdicated. The present volume offers detailed arguments for the both, but ultimately the latter designation was agreed upon, and in a full assembly of the Lords and Commons, it was resolved in spite of James's protest "that King James II having endeavored to subvert the constitution of the kingdom,… Read more
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Gesangbuch zum gottesdienstlichen Gebrauch in den Königlich Preussischen Landen
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Gesangbuch zum gottesdienstlichen Gebrauch in den Königlich Preussischen Landen

by [Binding]

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Berlin: In der Mylissischen Buchhandling, 1823. Small 8vo, contemporary black velveteen stamped in gilt, tooled red leather onlay to each board with a green heart device applied to each, [vi], 378 pages, decorated paste-downs, a.e.g., gauffered edges. Contemporary decorated paste-paper decorated two-piece slipcase. Final gathering trimmed a little close, with some loss to the signature and catchword. Fragile velvet binding rubbed at the cords and corners; slipcase rubbed; lower panel renewed. Text a little foxed throughout. A pretty copy of the Mylius Hymnal (first published in 1781 as a reformed work to reflect the drift of Enlightenment thought), this in an especially pleasing decorated German (provincial?) binding with a contemporary slipcase that has preserved the velvet covers and onlays well. With contemporary family notes in MS (1838 et seq.) on the first and final blank leaves.
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[Ghost Story]. A Brief Account of the Vision and Death of the Late Lord Lyttleton [i.e....
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[Ghost Story]. A Brief Account of the Vision and Death of the Late Lord Lyttleton [i.e. Lyttelton]: To Which is Added an Anecdote of Lord Kaimes [i.e. Lord Kames] and the Melancholy End of a profligate Young Man

by [KNOWLES, Mary]

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Stanford [New York]: Printed and Sold by Daniel Lawrence, 1804. First Edition. Good. 16mo. 12 pp. Extracted from a binding, later wrappers (at one time the wrappers had been affixed to the pamphlet). Foxing and age toning as is true with almost all American imprints of this date. Preserved in a mylar sleeve. Pencilled inscription on p. [3]: "Mark A. Carnevale 7/10/52." ADDED: Stipple engraved portrait of Mary Knowles (London: Vernor & Hood, 1803). Matted (plate size: 21 x 14 cm). Rare and little known ghost-story written by an intimate of Samual Johnson, Hester Thrales, and Boswell, being an account of the apparition of a lady in white who appeared before the "Wicked" Lord Thomas Lyttelton and foretold his death. The connection between these notable Georgian personages suggests an interesting historical constellation. No copy in the Hyde Collection (or indeed in any collection at Harvard). Mary (Morris) Knowles (1733-1807) was an artist, activist, poet, abolitionist, champion of women's rights, and… Read more
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[Gift Books]. Bibliographie Sommaire des Keepsakes et Autres Recueils Collectifs de la Periode...
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[Gift Books]. Bibliographie Sommaire des Keepsakes et Autres Recueils Collectifs de la Periode Romantique, 1823-1848

by Lachevre, Frederic

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Paris: L. Giraud Badin, 1929. Softcover. Very good. 16.5 x 25 cm. 8vo. 2 vols. I: xvi, 320 pp.; II: 355 pp. Uncut and largely unopened. Original pale blue printed wrappers (spines faded to brown, otherwise excellent). Beautiful copy, largely unopened, of the foremost bibliography on the subject of French "Keepsakes" of Gift Books, still unsurpassed. Our copy is completely free of all library labels, markings, foxing, etc. which disfigures most copies currently available. KEEPSAKES: These were small annual or "gift" volumes designed primarily for the Christmas and New Year market, popular in many countries in the first half of the 19th-century. These "Forget-Me-Not" volumes consisted primarily of poetry and short pieces of prose. The main emphasis was on the wood- and steel-engraved illustrations, and indeed some of the leading artists of the day produced illustrations for Keepsakes. Of additional interest are the ornate publishers' bindings in cloth, silk, and leather, frequently with extravagant… Read more
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Goethe et Amicorum / Antiquariats Katalog 1 (1989)
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Goethe et Amicorum / Antiquariats Katalog 1 (1989)

by Axel Bender Antiquariat GmbH

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Dusseldorf: Axel Bender Antiquariat GmbH, 1989. First Edition. Softcover. Very good. Cover creased, minor pencil notations. 68 pp., 100 items, illustrated throughout. Price list loosely inserted as issued. Scarce, very scholarly catalogue containing descriptions of rare works by Goethe and others. Excellent black and white illustrations on almost every page.
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The Golden Age of Dutch Manuscript Painting
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The Golden Age of Dutch Manuscript Painting

by Defoer, Henri L.M. et al.

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Stuttgart and Zurich: Besler Verlag, 1989. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. Quarto, 318 numbered pages. Profusely illustrated in black and white, with some color plates. Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Utrecht Rijkmuseum Het Catharijneconvent and The Pierpont Morgan Library. One of the most important guides to the field of Dutch Manuscript illumination at its apogee with 164 illustrations and 108 manuscripts described. In this catalogue many obscure and otherwise unknown artists and workshops were identified and contextualized.
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Goresti i skitania: Zapiski. 1854-1877 [i.e. Sorrows and Tribulations: Notes From 1854 To 1877]
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Goresti i skitania: Zapiski. 1854-1877 [i.e. Sorrows and Tribulations: Notes From 1854 To 1877]

by Savina, Maria Gavrilovna

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Leningrad: Academia, 1927. FIRST EDITION. Softcover. Very good. Small 8vo (150 x 110 mm). [2], 218, [6] pp. With a portrait of the author. Original Constructivist styled wrapper designed by Valentina Khodasevich (small tears of the overlapped wrappers, Soviet bookshops' stamps on the recto of the back cover, a few spots on the back cover and extremities of the pages, few pages slightly loose, shadow on the first and last pages). Overall a very good copy, preserved in a fine fitted protective case. These memoirs are not only a portrait of a young provincial actress and her life, told simply and without embellishment, but also a collection of interesting details from theatre life of 19th century. Maria Gavrilovna Savina (1854-1915) was a renowned Russian actress. Born Maria Podramentsova into a family of stage actors, she debuted in Minsk in 1869, then joined the Mikhail Leontovsky troupe in Kharkov. While there, she married the actor N. N. Slavich who used the stage name Savin, and has been known as… Read more
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Great Libraries
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Great Libraries

by Hobson, Anthony

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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Quarto, 320 pages, original cloth with gilt letter on spine, no dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in black and white and color. An authoritative survey of the world's greatest libraries and their holdings, profusely illustrated in black / white and color. Multiple images on every page.
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The grand question concerning the judicature of the House of Peers, stated and argued. And the...
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The grand question concerning the judicature of the House of Peers, stated and argued. And the case of Thomas Skinner merchant, complaining of the East India Company

by [SKINNER'S CASE, 1669]. [Holles, Denzil Holles, Baron, 1599-1680]

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London: Printed for Richard Chiswel, 1669. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. 8vo. 1 f., 219 pp. COLLATION: 1 leaf unsigned, B-E8, F-Z4, Aa4, Bb2 (E2, I2 incorrectly signed D2, I3, respectively), COMPLETE, blind-stamps of the Theological Institute of Connecticut (now known as the Hartford Seminary) on first and last leaves. NB: in 1976 a collection of more than 200,000 books from the Hartford Seminary Library were sold to Emory University, including this one --> deaccessioned from Pitts Theology Library. Contemporary panelled English calf (expertly rebacked), gilt floral ornaments at the corners. FIRST EDITION. Skinner's Case, the name usually given to the celebrated dispute between the House of Lords and the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom over the question of the original jurisdiction of the former house in civil suits. In 1668, a London merchant named Thomas Skinner presented a petition to Charles II asserting that he could not obtain any redress against the East India… Read more
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