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HALF HOURS WITH THE BEST AUTHORS
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HALF HOURS WITH THE BEST AUTHORS

by KNIGHT, CHARLES

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London: Frederick Warne and Co, 1868. 222 x 143 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 5/8"). Second volume lacking final blank. Two volumes. LAVISHLY GILT CONTEMPORARY BLACK HALF CALF BY BAIN (stamp-signed on verso of front free endpaper), raised bands decorated with gilt roll, spines in six compartments, two of these with titling labels of red or black, the other four quite intricately gilt with a large central filigree ornament framed by scrolling leafy cornerpieces, marbled boards, edges, and endpapers. With four plates, each with four engraved portraits, for a total of 16 portraits. Boards slightly chafed, a hint of wear (only) to joints and extremities, leaves faintly yellow at edges (no doubt as in all copies), but an excellent set, clean and fresh internally, and with solid bindings that make a most attractive appearance on the shelf. The son of a Windsor publisher who kept a bookshop, Charles Knight (1791-1873) was an author, journalist, and publisher of books and periodicals. He edited several… Read more
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HALIDON HILL; A DRAMATIC SKETCH, FROM SCOTTISH HISTORY
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HALIDON HILL; A DRAMATIC SKETCH, FROM SCOTTISH HISTORY

by SCOTT, WALTER

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Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co, 1822. FIRST EDITION, First Impression. 222 x 140 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). 8 pp. (ads), [1] leaf (blank) 8 pp. (ads), [3] leaves (half-title, title page, dedication), [7]-109, [1] pp., [1] leaf (notes). FIRST EDITION, First Impression. ORIGINAL DRAB PAPER WRAPPERS, titling printed on cover, untrimmed edges. Verso of front flyleaf with engraved bookplate of Graham W. Murdoch. Todd & Bowden 158Aa. Tiny losses to backstrip, covers very slightly soiled, leaves faintly browned at edges with occasional minor foxing, but an excellent copy, the fragile original wrappers still entirely sound, and the text clean and fresh. Although this lesser-known work is written as a "dramatic sketch," Scott tells us in the preface that it is not intended to be produced on the stage. "Halidon Hill" tells the story of the reconciliation between two feuding Scottish chiefs before they die valiantly in the fight against Edward III of England. The… Read more
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HALLELUJAH
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HALLELUJAH

by SHAHN, BEN, Illustrator

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New York: Kennedy Graphics, [1970]. No. 133 OF 240 NUMBERED COPIES (from a total edition of 250). 422 x 453 mm. (16 5/8 x 17 3/4"). [33] leaves. No. 133 OF 240 NUMBERED COPIES (from a total edition of 250). Original light brown cloth, covers with large black morocco labels with gilt lettering. Housed in a matching clamshell box, the interior of which contains a list of illustrations, matted. WITH 24 LITHOGRAPH ILLUSTRATIONS BY BEN SHAHN, each facing a decorative page of Hebrew text printed in yellow and black, final page with artist's device. One edge of box slightly bumped, list of illustrations and contents with light offsetting as usual, but a very fine copy inside and out. This was the final project completed by Ben Shahn (1898-1969), a leading American realist painter and muralist widely recognized for his socially conscious works. Born in Lithuania to Jewish parents, Shahn emigrated to the United States in 1906 and became a popular and versatile artist who worked in a variety of media and… Read more
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THE HAND PRESS. AN ESSAY WRITTEN AND PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY OF TYPOGRAPHIC ARTS, CHICAGO, BY H....
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THE HAND PRESS. AN ESSAY WRITTEN AND PRINTED FOR THE SOCIETY OF TYPOGRAPHIC ARTS, CHICAGO, BY H. D. C. PEPLER, PRINTER, FOUNDER OF ST DOMINIC'S PRESS

by (ST DOMINIC'S PRESS). PEPLER, H. D. C.

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Ditchling Common, Sussex, Eng: Printed by H. D. C. and Mark Pepler [at St Dominic's Press], 1934. No. 225 OF 250 COPIES SIGNED by the printer. 240 x 170 mm. (9 1/2 x 6 3/4"). 2 p.l., 79, [1] pp. No. 225 OF 250 COPIES SIGNED by the printer. Original gray-brown paper wrappers, wrap-around paper label with lettering on front cover and spine, edges untrimmed and ENTIRELY UNOPENED. With printer's device on title page, six specimen pages or facsimiles of the press' work, and three woodcuts, two of these by David Jones. Ransom, "Selective Check Lists," p. 57, #108. Paper label lightly soiled (from rubbing against other volumes), but A PRISTINE COPY INTERNALLY, unopened and unread. In this essay, printer and social reformer Hilary Pepler argues for the merits of hand printing over the machine press, citing examples from his nearly 20 years of operating St Dominic's Press, which he founded on 14 January 1916 at Ditchling in Sussex. Although originally inspired by his former… Read more
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A HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH, ROSES MOUSSEUSES, ROSE JAUNE-SONFRE.

A HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH, "ROSES MOUSSEUSES, ROSE JAUNE-SONFRE.

by REDOUTÉ, PIERRE-JOSEPH

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Paris: François Delarue, ca, 1845. 546 x 413 mm. (21 1/2 x 16 1/4"). Attractively matted. A LOVELY HAND-COLORED LITHOGRAPH OF PINK AND YELLOW ROSES BY GROBON FRÈRES AFTER REDOUTÉ, the image with arched top, done on a thick piece of creamy-white stock, the flowers against a light gray background. A number of tiny, faint freckles of foxing to background, otherwise clean and bright, with strong, pleasing colors. This very charming piece is based on the famous rose illustrations by Pierre-Joseph RedoutĂ© (1759-1840), the Belgian painter and botanist known as the "Raphael of flowers." His talent was such that he weathered the turbulent political times and served as court painter both to Marie Antoinette and to Napoleon's empress, Josephine, for whom he immortalized the blossoms in her famous garden at Malmaison. The lithographers, François FrĂ©dĂ©ric Grobon (1815-1901/1902) and Anthelme EugĂšne Grobon (1820-78), were brothers trained in Lyon who produced several collections of botanical prints as… Read more
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HANDMADE
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HANDMADE

by (ARTIST'S BOOK). D'ARBELOFF, NATALIE

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[London]: Natalie d'Arbeloff, 1987. A UNIQUE COPY. 275 x 324 mm. (10 7/8 x 12 3/4"). [7] leaves of handmade paper. A UNIQUE COPY. Embossed plastic covers with 3-D collages of gloves, tools, and other everyday items, the upper cover stained brown, the lower cover blue, backed with beige buckram stitched together with white string. In the original apricot-colored burlap envelope, the upper cover with the outline of a hand embroidered in tan, the flap similarly embroidered with the word "HANDMADE," Velcro closures. Each leaf with embossed, printed, or collage images of hands. Final leaf signed by the artist in pencil and dated 1986. In mint condition. This unique work by noted book artist Natalie d'Arbeloff is handmade in every sense of the word. As she notes on her website, "The cover was made from objects which happened to be lying around the workshop of a friend who had a vacuum-forming machine which I wanted to try. The hand motif is repeated in different ways on… Read more
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HAPPY DAYS
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HAPPY DAYS

by MENCKEN, H. L.

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1940. FIRST EDITION. 223 x 253 mm. (8 3/4 x 6"). 1 p. l., xi, [i], 313, [3] pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's oatmeal colored buckram, blind-stamped red and blue. Original dust jacket, price clipped. With frontispiece portrait of the author as a young boy. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free endpaper. Dust jacket a little tattered along the edges and with one quarter-inch tear, spine somewhat toned, a few light scratches, binding with a touch of soiling at foot of spine, but still a very good copy overall and the contents pristine. This is a very good copy of the first volume of H . L. Mencken's three volume memoir, signed by the author. Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) was an American journalist, scholar, and critic best known for his study of spoken English in the United States ("The American Language"), and for his work at the Herald and Baltimore Sun, including coverage of what he scathingly dubbed the Scopes "Monkey Trial." This first… Read more
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A HAUNTED HOUSE AND OTHER STORIES
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A HAUNTED HOUSE AND OTHER STORIES

by WOOLF, VIRGINIA

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London: Hogarth Press, 1943. FIRST EDITION. 187 x 123 mm. (7 1/4 x 4 7/8"). 124 pp.Foreword by Leonard Woolf. FIRST EDITION. Original red cloth, in the dust jacket designed by Vanessa Bell. One-inch tear to front joint of dust jacket, two tiny tears to rear jacket joint, spine a trifle cocked, leaves a little yellowed (due to wartime paper quality), but a really excellent copy nevertheless, the leaves quite fresh, and the cloth and white jacket unusually clean. This posthumous collection of Woolf's short stories and sketches, assembled by her husband, comprises six works that appeared in the only book of short stories she published during her lifetime, six that had previously appeared in magazines, and six that had never appeared in print. Included are three--"The Mark on the Wall," "Kew Gardens," and "An Unwritten Novel"--DNB describes as "less stories than theoretical expositions of the new form of fiction that she had come upon, back in 1905, in the course of tramps in Cornwall. Her aim was… Read more
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HEATHEN DAYS
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HEATHEN DAYS

by MENCKEN, H. L.

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943. FIRST EDITION. 223 x 253 mm. (8 3/4 x 6"). 1 p. l., x, [iv], 299, [3] pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's oatmeal colored buckram, blind-stamped red and blue. Without the dust jacket. With frontispiece portrait of the author. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front free endpaper. Buckram on corners just very slightly frayed, a touch of glue showing through at head of spine, top edge of text block with small water stains (but not affecting the pages themselves), overall a very good copy, contents entirely clean. This is a very good copy of the third volume of H . L. Mencken's three volume memoir, signed by the author. Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) was an American journalist, scholar, and critic best known for his study of spoken English in the United States ("The American Language"), and for his work at the Herald and Baltimore Sun, including coverage of what he scathingly dubbed the Scopes "Monkey Trial." This third volume covers the years 1890-1936, covering "a wider range… Read more
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HEATH'S BOOK OF BEAUTY FOR 1845
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HEATH'S BOOK OF BEAUTY FOR 1845

by HEATH, CHARLES

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London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1845. 242 x 170 mm. (9 5/8 x 6 5/8"). vi, [ii] (plate list), 280 pp.Edited by the Countess of Blessington. Attractive contemporary dark brown pebble-grain morocco, covers with thick and thin gilt rule border, central gilt mandorla, raised bands, gilt titling, gilt-rolled turn-ins, pale yellow endpapers, all edges gilt. Extra engraved title page with vignette, and 12 engraved portraits of society beauties, with original tissue guards. A breath of rubbing to extremities, a touch of light marginal foxing to half the plates, otherwise A FINE COPY, clean and fresh with wide margins in a virtually unworn binding. Heath's Book of Beauty was published from 1832--when it became an immediate bestseller--to 1847. As seen here, its portraits of aristocratic women provide a window into mid-century Victorian culture, particularly its understanding of beauty, fashion, and class. From a family of respected English engravers, author Charles Heath (1785-1848) was… Read more
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HEDDA GABLER

HEDDA GABLER

by IBSEN, HENRIK

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New York: John W. Lovell & Co, 1891. FIRST AMERICAN PRINTING. No. 49 OF 100 COPIES of the Large Paper Edition. 210 x 165 mm. (8 1/4 x 6 1/2"). xv, 236 pp.Translated from the Norwegian by Edmund Gosse. FIRST AMERICAN PRINTING. No. 49 OF 100 COPIES of the Large Paper Edition. Contemporary chocolate brown three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with lily-of-the-valley sprig at center, volute cornerpieces, gilt titling, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. With frontispiece photogravure portrait of Ibsen, and two photo-mezzotype pictures of actresses Miss Robins and Miss Lea in their roles in the London production. Front pastedown with bookplate of Henry Horner; front free endpaper with small gift inscription in green ink, dated 1923. PMM 375 (Norwegian Edition). AN EXCELLENT COPY, with just a small, isolated dent to fore-edge of upper board and light browning to untrimmed edges; the contents extremely clean and fresh. This is a limited, Large… Read more
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HELPS AND HINTS HOW TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY: WITH INSTRUCTIONS IN RIFLE AND PISTOL SHOOTING, &C
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HELPS AND HINTS HOW TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY: WITH INSTRUCTIONS IN RIFLE AND PISTOL SHOOTING, &C

by (SHOOTING). BERENGER, LT. COL. [CHARLES RANDOM] DE

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London: Published for the Proprietor by T. Hurst, 1835. FIRST EDITION. 235 x 143 mm. (9 1/4 x 5 5/8"). vii, [i], 286, [2] pp. FIRST EDITION. Publisher's dark green pebble-grained cloth, flat spine with gilt cartouche and titling. With title page vignette and 18 woodcuts in the text (four of them by George Cruikshank and signed with his initials) demonstrating methods of self defense, eight full-page etched plates, four by George Cruikshank and three by his brother Robert, and two folding etched scenes, all of sporting life. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Philip John Budworth, Greensted Hall, Essex, and engraved bookplate of author and bibliophile Eric S. Quayle of Greensleeves, Sutton Coldfield, dated 1962; Front free endpaper with ink ownership inscription of Budworth, dated 1837. Slater, "Illustrated Sporting Books," p. 57; Cohn, Cruikshank Catalogue RaisonnĂ©, 70. Spine slightly and evenly sunned, corners a little bumped, half-inch snag to front joint, the two folding plates with minor… Read more
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THE HERBALL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTES . . . VERY MUCH ENLARGED AND AMENDED BY THOMAS...
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THE HERBALL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTES . . . VERY MUCH ENLARGED AND AMENDED BY THOMAS JOHNSON . . . APOTHECARYE OF LONDON

by GERARD, JOHN

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London: Printed by Adam Islip, Joice Norton, and Richard Whitakers, 1633. First Edition of Johnson's Revision. 355 x 230 mm. (14 x 9"). [38], 1634 (wrongly numbered 1630), [48] pp. (collates as ESTC copy). Title page and Gggg4 supplied in facsimile; lacking final leaf (entries X-Z in "Table of Vertues" [sic]). First Edition of Johnson's Revision. Recent period-style panelled calf, raised bands, red morocco label. Title page with border of vignettes (one a portrait of Gerard), decorative and historiated headpieces and initials, and 2,766 WOODCUTS OF PLANTS IN THE TEXT. Foot of second leaf recto with owner signature of Michael Coxe dated 1749, verso with pencilled notation "This was Michael Coxe's Book from whose [illegible]; occasional early ink marginalia or neat underlining. Hunt 223; Nissen 698; STC 11751; Brunet II, 1548 ("Ă©dition . . . prĂ©fĂ©rable"); ESTC S122165. Second and third leaves with repairs to head and upper fore-edge margin (trivial loss to headpiece and a shoulder note), second… Read more
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HESPERIDES OR WORKS BOTH HUMAN AND DIVINE, TOGETHER WITH HIS NOBLE NUMBERS OR HIS PIOUS PIECES
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HESPERIDES OR WORKS BOTH HUMAN AND DIVINE, TOGETHER WITH HIS NOBLE NUMBERS OR HIS PIOUS PIECES

by (BINDINGS - MORRELL). HERRICK, ROBERT

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London: George Newnes Ltd, [1903]. 163 x 96 mm. (6 3/8 x 3 3/4"). Two volumes. VERY PRETTY SCARLET CRUSHED MOROCCO BY MORRELL (stamp-signed on front turn-in), covers gilt in a "Scottish Wheel" design with very intricate filigree "wheel" at center and similar fan-shaped cornerpieces, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with delicately tooled frames and scallop shell design at center, gilt titling, turn-ins with frame of decorative rolls and floral garlands, gray-green watered silk endleaves, all edges gilt. With illustrated title pages in each volume and 26 line drawings (reproduced by photolithography and photogravure) by Robert Savage, as called for. Part of "The Caxton Series." Spines slightly (but uniformly) darkened, half a dozen tiny dark dots to boards, a hint of rubbing to joints and extremities, but still an extremely pleasing copy, pristine internally, and in lustrous bindings. Day praises the verse of "the greatest of the Cavalier poets" for its "charming daintiness" and… Read more
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HIEROGLYPHICA SIVE DE SACRIS AEGYPTIORVM LITERIS COMMENTARII . . . A CAELIO AUGUSTINO CURIONE...
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HIEROGLYPHICA SIVE DE SACRIS AEGYPTIORVM LITERIS COMMENTARII . . . A CAELIO AUGUSTINO CURIONE DUOBUS LIBRIS AUCTI ET MULTIS IMAGINIBUS ILLUSTRATI

by (BINDINGS - MONASTIC). VALERIANO, GIOVAN PIERIO

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Basileae: Per Thomam Guarinum, 1567. Second Edition. 362 x 235 mm. (14 1/4 x 9 1/4"). 6 p.l., 15, [1] pp., 15-441, [25] leaves. Second Edition. Excellent contemporary blind-stamped pigskin, covers with multiple frames of palmettes, rosettes, floral rolls, and an allegorical roll depicting Fides, Justitia, Caritas, and Spes; raised bands, traces of ink titling to spine, intact original brass clasps, small hole at head of rear board where a chain was once attached. Woodcut printer's device on title and last page, frontispiece portrait, 12 charts in the text, and 265 MOSTLY EMBLEMATIC ILLUSTRATIONS in the text. Front pastedown with (18th century?) engraved armorial bookplate and 19th century woodcut bookplate of William Schott; title page with two early (probably 17th century) inscriptions from the monastery library at Kaisersheim. Praz, p. 521; Caillet 10978; Adams V-51. Very minor soiling to pigskin, small area of discoloration at top of back board (where chain hasp had been located), front hinge… Read more
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HISTOIRE DES REVOLUTIONS D'ANGLETERRE DEPUIS LE COMMENCEMENT DE LA MONARCHIE
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HISTOIRE DES REVOLUTIONS D'ANGLETERRE DEPUIS LE COMMENCEMENT DE LA MONARCHIE

by (HISTORY - ENGLISH). ORLÉANS, PÈRE [PIERRE JOSEPH] DE

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Paris: Chez Claude Barbin, 1693-94. FIRST EDITION. 248 x 191 mm. (9 3/4 x 7 1/2"). Three volumes. FIRST EDITION. SPLENDID AND UNUSUAL EARLY 19TH CENTURY MARBLED CALF, SUMPTUOUSLY GILT, WITH RED MOROCCO SPINES, covers with gilt borders of two decorative rules and an elegant undulating floral vine, flat straight-grain morocco spines very handsomely gilt in compartments with pointillĂ© ground and central circlet from which radiate four lilies and four leaves on twining stems, turn-ins gilt with plain and decorative rolls, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With engraved head- and tailpieces and eight engraved portraits. Verso of front free endpaper with armorial bookplate of Baron de Mackau (see below); title page with ink ownership inscription (of Alexander Paul Ludwig Goupy?) in a contemporary hand. Brunet II, 822; Graesse II, 428; Lowndes I, 1374. Isolated gatherings with variable browning (a small handful rather browned), one leaf in first volume with inexpert early repair of four-inch tear (letters… Read more
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HISTOIRE ET CHRONIQUE MÉMORABLE DE MESSIRE JEAN FROISSART
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HISTOIRE ET CHRONIQUE MÉMORABLE DE MESSIRE JEAN FROISSART

by FROISSART, JEAN

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Paris: Pierre L' Huillier, 1574. Second Sauvage Edition. 350 x 215 mm. (13 3/4 x 8 1/2"). 8 p.l., 423, [ 1] pp., [14] leaves ; 6 p.l., 288 pp., [2] leaves; 4 p.l., 333, [1] pp., [1] leaf; 4 p.l., 324 pp. Four volumes bound in one. Edited by Denis Sauvage de Fontenailles. Second Sauvage Edition. 18th century diced russia, rebacked, raised bands, black morocco label, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Title pages with large olive tree device of the printer, decorative woodcut headpieces and initials. USTC 7557. Not in Adams or STC French. Extremities rather worn, covers a bit chafed, but the binding quite solid. Mild to moderate browning affecting perhaps a quarter of the leaves, with a couple of dozen more noticeably affected, occasional small rust spots, minor marginal stains, or other trivial imperfections, but a very good copy, generally clean and quite crisp, with comfortable margins, in a serviceable binding. One of the great works of Medieval history, Froissart's… Read more
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HISTOIRE DE KENTUCKE, NOUVELLE COLONIE A L'OUEST DE LA VIRGINIE
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HISTOIRE DE KENTUCKE, NOUVELLE COLONIE A L'OUEST DE LA VIRGINIE

by (BINDINGS - EARLY AMERICAN). (KENTUCKY). FILSON, JOHN

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Paris: Chez Buisson, 1785. First French Edition. 203 x 128 mm. (8 x 5 1/8"). 2 p.l., xvi, 234 pp.Translated by M. Parraud. First French Edition. Refined contemporary sheep, covers framed by plain and decorative gilt rolls, flat spine heavily gilt in compartments with alternating ribbon and star patterns, tail compartment with monogram of "J S G," red morocco label, marbled endpapers. With woodcut head- and tailpieces and a large engraved folding map of Kentucky. Howes 129; Field 537; Sabin 24338. Minor spots of foxing in a few places, tiny closed tear at crease of map (no text affected), but still incredibly clean and fresh, and, in all, AN OUTSTANDING COPY, THE BINDING REMARKABLY WELL PRESERVED. This is a very attractively bound copy in unsurpassable condition of the French translation of the first book on Kentucky, including the first published biography of Daniel Boone. A schoolteacher, historian, surveyor, and one of the founders of Cincinnati, Filson (1753?-88) had acquired… Read more
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HISTOIRE DU PRINCE TITI
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HISTOIRE DU PRINCE TITI

by [SAINT-HYACINTHE, HYACINTHE CORDONNIER, known as CHEVALIER DE THÉMISEUL]

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Paris: Chez la Veuve Pissot, 1736. FIRST EDITION. 165 x 102 mm. (6 1/2 x 4"). 4 p.l., 152 pp. FIRST EDITION. Slightly later marbled paper boards, flat spine, paper label, marbled endpapers. Woodcut headpieces, tailpieces, and large ornament on title page. Front pastedown with traces of bookplate. First blank with round, illegible institutional stamp. Marbled paper somewhat rubbed on lower edges and ends of spine, faint dampstaining in lower margin of first three gatherings (slightly frayed in the same spot on first few leaves), text a shade less than bright, but still an excellent copy, the binding solid and pleasing, and internally fresh and clean. Saint-Hyacinthe (1684-1746), born Hyacinthe Cordonnier, did not have a smooth ride in life. He joined the French cavalry, using the sobriquet of Chevalier de Thémiseul, but was captured by the Dutch, and his ardor for the military life was consequently dampened. Subsequently, he tested his mettle as a womanizer, but this resulted in his… Read more
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HISTOIRE DE LA MILICE FRANÇOISE
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HISTOIRE DE LA MILICE FRANÇOISE

by (GIBBON, EDWARD - HIS COPY). DANIEL, GABRIEL

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Amsterdam: au depens de la Compagnie, 1724. Second Edition. 250 x 195 mm. (9 7/8 x 7 5/8"). Two volumes. Second Edition. Attractive contemporary sprinkled calf, raised bands, spines gilt in compartments with floral sprig at center, oblique fleurons at corners, one red and one green morocco label. WITH 70 FINE ENGRAVED PLATES (48 in volume I, 22 in volume II), depicting battle scenes and plans, armor and weapons, and military ships. Front pastedown of volume I with "E. Gibbon" book label, both volumes with armorial bookplate of Edward Gibbon, Esq. Two leaves of notes in a 19th century hand laid in. Keynes, The Library of Edward Gibbon (1980), p.107 (this copy); Brunet II, 487; Graesse II, 324. Joints cracked on volume II (but boards still firmly attached), a bit of wear to joints on volume I, extremities slightly rubbed, but the bindings sound and pleasing. First and last four leaves of each volume with marginal browning transferred from turn-in glue, intermittent minor foxing (more… Read more
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