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  • Edition: 7.5 x 5.7 in. First edition. A4, *A4, a4, *a2, B-Z4, Aa-Ii4.
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his is a rare publication and has been rebacked to preserve the original period boards. The pages are clean with only occasional foxing to the first and last few leaves and a slight browning to the title-page. There is an interesting ex libris plate from James Harrop Dransfield on the front paste-down. It shows a head in profile impaled upon a sword with the motto: Cutta Cavat Lapidem Non Vi Sed Saepe Cadendol. Also contains the bookplate of  James Harrop Dransfield with the quotation "Gutta Cavat Lapidem No Vi Sed Saepe Cadendo." or "A drop of water hollows a stone, not by force, but by continuously dripping." and it has a Head impaled on a Standing Sword. This is an extremely rare book sold by Calixbooks online. NO Copies of the First Edition are present in ANY library. All libraries have the 1685 edition. No copies of the 1685 edition are available online. Only one library around the world has a copy of the book.  Thomas Comber: ‘I have reason to believe many have been encouraged to commit by that ... Read more

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  • Edition: The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 con
  • Book condition: Covers Off
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Bewick, Thomas: (1753-1828) History of British Birds. The Figures Engraved on Wood by T. Bewick. Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 containing the description and history of land birds etc. Newcastle: Sol. Hodgson; Edward Walker 1797; 1804, 1804. 2 vols. 8vo. xxx, [ii], 335, [1]; xx, 400 pp. With 233 cuts of birds in the text. Contemporary half-polished calf over boards, spine gilt; an excellent copy with respect to the interior of the book. Unfortunately the board is detached and nearly off. This copy is signed by Henry Oates and resented to him by his Aunt Ann Rayner in Dec. 1797. Ascended from Joseph Henry Oates to Lawrence (Titus) Oates who accompanied Scott on his expedition to the South Pole. First edition, second issue as shown by the presence of the words "Wycliffe, 1791" from the figure of the sea eagle on p. 11 of Volume I. Mottled calf over paper boards with some damage to the leather on volume one and volume two. Occasional spotting but otherwise a nice clean and internally bright copy. This is a very rare set, ow ... Read more

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A History of Valentines

Lee, Ruth Webb

  • Edition: Black box protector, limited edition, signed with period valenti
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New York and London: The Studio Publications, Inc., 1952. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Profusely illustrated. New York and London: The Studio Publications, Inc. in association with Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1952. First edition. The first comprehensive historical survey of valentines. Lee traces the origin of romantic St. Valentine's Day back to early Christianity and follows its development through to its nineteenth-century heyday when elaborate valentine cards of different types were exchanged by lovers of many nations, particularly in America and England. Also tipped in is an old valentine, signed by Ruth Webb Lee along with her death announcement as well. Comes in protective black partial box. Maroon or pink colored buckram binding with sunning on the spine. A othewise fine book.

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  • Edition: Hudibras, First Edition, First Issue
  • Book condition: Exceptional Copy
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Butler, Samuel. "Hudibras. The First Part. Written in the time of the late Wars". [4], 268 pages. First Authorized Edition, first issue, with "Saint" in imprint spelled out in full; errata is present, lacking the imprimatur leaf (dated Nov. 11, 1662), and all textual errors uncorrected. London: Printed by J.G. for Richard Marriot, 1663. [bound with] "Hudibras. The Second Part. By the Author of the First". [4], 216 pages. Also, third part dated 1678. Bound in exceptionally fine binding and in very good condition with the bookplates of Daniel Henry Holmes, an avid book collector. This edition certainly is one of the rarest being that it is a first issue. A pirate copy came out the year before in 1662 and all proceeds from the sale of the book by the thief were recovered by Butler. Collation is as follows: [2 blank], TP, A3-8, B8-I8, K-R8, 2nd TP, B-I8, K-O8, P4, 3rd TP, A-I8, K-R8, S7, [2 Blank].Hudibras by Samuel Butler is a critique of the English Civil War and pokes at the Puritans and their military zeal to ... Read more

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