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  • Edition: Loose 26 Gravures present. Fantastic Prints
  • Book condition: Fine copy
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Gap, Ophrys, 1947. 200 limited edition signed (in plate) copies by Ophrys et Tilmans: A flight of engravings, 4to full sheets with only one-half in image per single full sheet. 4 sheets in loose binding with 26 engravings executed by the author using a knife. Representing sites and scenes of Provence, one of 200 copies printed on vellum; a unique Angoumois ("moth wing"- paper) French Paper, and signed in engraving by the engraver - folded cover with original glassine retained, inside a slipcase (slipcase a little tired)

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  • Edition: The Poetry of Agriculture by Virgil: Nuovamente di latina in tho
  • Book condition: Rebound Vellum Boards
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La Georgica di Virgilio, 1549 Nuovamente di latina in toscana favella, per Bernardino Daniello tradotta, e commentata. Appresso Ioan. Gryphio, In Venetia (Venice). [7], 105 leaves ill. 21 cm. Language: Italian descriptor: Agriculture -- Poetry. Didactic poetry, Latin -- Translations into Italian. Named Person: Virgil. Georgica -- Translations into Italian. Note(s): Printer's device on t.p.; initials./ Translation of Georgica. 1549 Collation as follows with corresponding notes to the colophons and images. [blank], a4-b4; Primo-A4-H4; Secunda-I4, K4-P4; Terzo-P4 verso, Q4-T4; V4, X4; Quarto- X4 verso, Y4-Z4; AA4-CC4, [blank]. 1549. Type set at last page. Four etchings three similar and one different. A very nice and rare book in excellent condition from the famous presses of Giovanni Gryphio. The translation of Virgil's works. Bernardo Daniello was a native of Luca and died in Padua in 1565. This work was published during his life and is a translation of Virgil's four works. He was known as a scholar, m ... Read more

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  • Edition: Original letter & ephemera
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Abbott Lawrence (1792-1855) and Amos Lawrence (1786-1852); 25 items of receipts and one letter from the period of 1816-1820 where Abbott Lawrence traveled to England and purchased many items. A letter of correspondence between Amos Lawrence to Abbott instructing him about a particular transaction and also referring other contacts to him. Mentioning also the problem with 'Southern paper….that must be greatly discounted…' telling of the huge disparity in currencies between the North and the South. Lightly toned, some stains and some loss of paper on various items but all legible and in good condition. A rare look into the 19th century buying habits.Amos Lawrence (1786-1852), also born in Groton, established (1807) in Boston a mercantile firm, and he headed that firm until (1831) and made it into one of the largest mercantile firms in the United States; Amos was also well known for his charitable gifts. Another brother Abbott Lawrence (1792-1855), also born in Groton, was in partnership with Amos from 1814; ... Read more

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  • Edition: From the library of Le Comte F. de Gramont- A poet who is refere
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Extremely Rare Book Publication! The only library that has a copy of this book is the: Bayerishe Staatsbibliothek. Le Lacrime di San Pietro di Luigi Tansillo Poema Sacro con Gli Argomenti, ed Allegorie Di Lucrezia Marinella ed Un Discorso Di Tommaso Costo. Giuntavi in Questa nuova Edizione la Raccolta delle sue Rime notabilmente accredsciuta. In Venezia Appresso Francesco Piagentini. MDCCXXXVIII (1738). ConLicenza De Superiori, E Privilegio.In Venice: Francisco Piacentini 1738, 1738. 3 parts in a volume in-4° (255x185mm), pp. (1), XXIV, 160, XXXII, 83, Nice mottled calf leather binding with gold filigree in bands on the spine. Original multi-colored internal boards with edging blue swirls decorate with an arabesque style. Text on two columns of the ten songs of the "Tears of Saint Peter" similar to the compositions of a religious character of the same Cost ("spiritual Rhymes over the effusion of the blood of Our Gentleman", "Sonetti to the image of the Crocifisso"), sonetti and the songs of the Tansillo in o ... Read more

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  • Edition: William Caxton. Westminster, 31 July, 1485 is followed by the 14
  • Book condition: Fine
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Le Morte Darthur. (The Noble and Joyous Booke entyled Le Morte Darthur). William Caxton. Westminster, 31 July, 1485 is followed by the 1498 Edition 'The Boke of Noble Kyng. Kyng Arthure Somtyme Kynge of Englande and His Noble Actes and Feates of armes of Chyvalrye, and His Noble Knyghtes and Table Rounde and is Deuyeded in to. XXI Bookes. Wynkyn de Worde, Westminster. 1498. This edition is an exact copy of that rare and unusual work that includes the wood cut engravings found throughout the text. This facsimile copy was done by the Elizabethan scholar A. H. Bullen who established the Shakespeare Head Press in Stratford-up-Avon in 1904. His original aim was to produce a good edition of Shakespeare's works, and his ten volume Stratford Town Shakespeare was completed by 1907. After Bullen died in 1927, the press was acquired by a partnership including Basil Blackwell, the Oxford bookseller. Bernard Newdigate was appointed as typographer and under his direction the press worked within the Morris tradition: Ovid' ... Read more

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Leopold Von Ranke

Adams, Henry Brook

  • Edition: Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volume
  • Book condition: pages 542-558
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Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volumes 22-23 pages 542-558, signed "H. B. A" Leopold Von Ranke a review of his life. by Herbert Baxter Adams; Adams was born to Nathaniel Dickinson Adams and Harriet (Hastings) Adams in Shutesbury, Massachusetts. On his mother's side, he was a descendant of Thomas Hastings who came from the East Anglia region of England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1634.[1] Adams received his early training in the Amherst, Massachusetts public schools and Phillips Exeter Academy. He graduated from Amherst College in 1872. In 1873 Adams traveled to Europe to study and write. In 1874 he then moved to Heidelberg, Germany to pursue the Ph.D. degree. There he was influenced by Johann Gustav Droysen and Johann Kaspar Bluntschli, the latter also becoming his mentor. Heidelberg did not then require a thesis from its doctoral candidates, instead it required an oral examination, for which he chose political science for his major field (Hauptfach), with two minors (Nebenf ... Read more

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  • Edition: From the Library of Nicolaus Joseph Foucault Elegant Binding
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Title Page Printed in Red and Black by Roger in Amsterdam in 1703, the year after Dominque Bouhours death, this elegantly bound book was once owned by Nicolai Joseph Foucault and has his wonderful bookplate as well as his deeply embossed Seal on the front and back of the book. Period blind stamp binding with 6 wonderful compartments. There is some minor separation of the leather along the spine but that is easily repaired. The book is tight, crisp and is in overall very good condition. Dominique Bouhours (15 May 1628 - 27 May 1702) was a French Jesuit priest, essayist and neo-classical critic. He was born and died in Paris. Bouhours entered the Society of Jesus at the age of sixteen, and was appointed to read lectures on literature in the Collège de Clermont at Paris, and on rhetoric at Tours and Rouen. He afterwards became private tutor to the two sons of Henri II d'Orléans, duc de Longueville. First Amsterdam Edition. He was sent to Dunkirk to the Romanist refugees from the Commonwealth of England, and ... Read more

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Letter Recounting Andrew Jackson's Inauguration

Eye Witness Report 1829 Inauguration Andrew Jackson

  • Edition: Single sheet autographed letter, listing all who attended inaugu
  • Book condition: Single sheet Letter
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Single page account of the visit to the White House: Must be the inaugural ball at one of two places. Carusi’s is the more likely since there were more heads of state present at this location than at the other location. This would then be an eyewitness account of the ball that Jackson did not attend. Later in May, the author visits the capital building and the white house, seeing both the President and the Vice President and commenting on their ‘disgusting appearance’. From American Paper Mills, 1690-1932: A Directory of the Paper Trade with notes. By John Bidwell. 33. Phoenix Mill, On the Whippany river, Upstream of N.J. Mill #32. Robert Donaldson ran a paper warehouse in New York between 1819 and 1835. In 1819 he announced that a volume of law reports he had published was available at his "Book and Paper Ware Room". Hunter dates his papermaking activities as early as 1800, perhaps just a notional date, since Hunter knew about Donaldson's mill only on the basis of a ream wrapper reproduced in Paperma ... Read more

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  • Edition: Signed letter by Anna Griswold Harte Describing her plight and h
  • Book condition: Letter
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A letter dated Nov. 4th, 1874 from Anna Harte, wife of Bret Harte writing to Mr. Bliss and asking him for money. Apparently Brett Harte had provided a draft and Mr. Bliss was supposed to provide a check for the work and has yet to do so. This is a time when Harte was in severe financial distress, which later turned around for the family. A hearfelt letter. Extremely rare look at the family of Brett Harte. Letter has some separations at folds entering into text and an 'ink acid burn' affecting letters and words. Easily read and quite poignant a woman in distress while her ill husband is traveling and lecturing. Good luck biddingFrancis Bret Harte (August 25, 1836[2] – May 6, 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California.Life and careerHe was born in Albany, New York, on August 25, 1836.[3] He was named Francis Brett Hart after his great-grandfather Francis Brett. When he was young his father changed the spelling of the family name from Hart to Harte. ... Read more

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  • Edition: 2 page letter from R. Southill a numismatist Commenting on a 5 S
  • Book condition: separation up fold. Holding
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2 Page letter to a publisher of a Newspaper dated Cork, 27 April, 1842 describing a 5 Sovereign coin and a critic by R. Southill about the coin. Mentioning that his papers were retried from the Literary Gazette Numismatic and that he plans on publishing something soon (within a year). Separation at the fold about half way up affecting on word at bottom, toning but otherwise good condition. Water marked paper, looks to be dated 1841. Rare bit of numismatic reference.

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  • Edition: Tight, some edge wear and light tone very good
  • Book condition: Some bumping and corner wear. No Dust Jacket
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Shea, Joseph B. The Library Collected by the Late Joseph B. Shea, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Part I: Americana [American Art Assoc./Anderson Galleries auction, 1-2 Dec. 1937]; New York: American Art Association/Anderson Galleries, 1937. Light gray wraps, lettered in black. Extended cover edges typically rubbed, covers a bit toned by age. Firm, square binding. 212 pp., 674 catalogued lots. First Edition. Original Wraps. VG+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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  • Edition: ews from Congress, Secretary of War, The McLeod Case, Webster's
  • Book condition: 4 page newspaper
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The Log Cabin by H. (Horace) Greeley, 30 Ann-Street. Vol. 1 new Series. New-York, Saturday, June 12, 1841. No. 28. 4 pages fold out. Name of J. T. Baker in upper right hand corner and upper left hand corner is probably the number of papers sold 10,231. Very few have survived intact. The articles are Whig party centric. News from Congress, Secretary of War, The McLeod Case, Webster's response to the British Government via Mr. Fox as to what the President thinks about the McLeod Case, the president was John Tyler after William Henry Harrison died in office. Also, Repeal of the Gag Law and many other articles anf facts. Intersting reports of the Indian Actions in Florida as well. Paper is in good condition but has a tear at the center fold that is small but goes into the words but does not affect the reading. There is a large but faint water stain on the bottom right hand corner and a fold on center as well as diagnonal across bottom of the paper. This paper could use a good pressing.. This is a very nice item s ... Read more

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Lord Kelvin's Patents

Magnus Maclean

  • Edition: Lord Kelvin's Patents - Especially printed for Magnus Maclean, F
  • Book condition: Some edge tones
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1898. Book Condition: Near Fine. Glasgow 1898. Article at pp. 1-50, 22 text illustrations of scientific equipment designed by Kelvin.  Octavo. Especially printed for Magnus Maclean and signed by him as a gift to Professor George Francis FitzGerald. In original printed wrappers with some very slight toning on the edges. Near fine. Professor FitzGerald was at Trinity College and Professor Maclean worked in Lord Kelvin's laboratory for many years and honored his mentor and friend with this publication. A rare find. We found it in London at Sotheran's.

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Lost Fruits of Waterloo

Bassett, John Spencer

  • Edition: First Edition, First Issue, Review Copy Only
  • Book condition: Good
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Advance Copy a rare 'Not For Sale' First Edition, First Issue: The Lost Fruits of Waterloo by John Spencer Bassett, Ph.D., LL.D. New York The Macmillan Company 1918. No dust cover. Also accompanied by a postcard from another professor by the name of 'Glasson'. The postcard reads: "Dear Laprade; I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of your review of Bassett's Lost Fruits of Waterloo. It would be very timely if you should make a short article of it. Send it along. The influenza epidemic at the college has almost subsided. Cordially Glasson" The influenza epidemic of 1918 killed millions of people around the world. Also present is a card from J. Sterling Moran, Director Southeastern Dept. of the Community Motion Picture Bureau, also the insert by Macmillan Company suggesting that this book is for editorial purposes only and if in the interest of the public, the price would be $1.50. Imagine that! A hardbound book for $1.50! Some soiling to the book and the book block is loose with edge wear to the spine at the he ... Read more

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