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Lady of the Lake

SCOTT, Sir Walter

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Two Volumes, Each With a Fore-Edge Painting [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. SCOTT, Sir Walter. The Lady of the Lake. Edinburgh: Printed for Arch. Constable and Co., 1822. Two twelvemo volumes (6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches; 165 x 97 mm). Volumes IV and V of The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Each volume with a fore-edge painting. Volume IV with a fore-edge painting of Craigmiller Castle and volume V with a fore-edge painting of Loch Leven Castle. Full, navy blue straight-grain morocco. Boards stamped with a vignette in gilt of a countryside scene and paneled in blind. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Blue drab endpapers. A bit of foxing and dampstaining, mainly to blank preliminaries and not affecting fore-edge. Overall very good. "The Scene from the following Poem is laid chiefly in the vicinity of Loch-Katrine, in the Western Highlands of Perthshire. The time of Action includes Six Days, and the transactions of each day occupy a Canto." HBS 65863. $1,000

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Lambarene

SCHWEITZER, Albert

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Albert Schweitzer Hospital Directory Inscribed by Albert Schweitzer SCHWEITZER, Albert. (1875-1965). Lambarene. [N.p., N.d., ca. 1949]. One page black and white printed directory of Albert Schweitzer's Hospital he founded in 1913, located in Lambarene, now Gabon. Inscribed by Schweitzer in blue ink, three lines. Signed "A.S." The top half of the page is a black and white illustration of the hospital grounds marked with 46 locations. The bottom half of the page names each of the 46 locations. Written in French. (Measures 12 x 8 1/4 inches). Two fold lines. Very good. The Albert Schweitzer Hospital is still one of the primary sources of healthcare for the surrounding regions of West Africa. Its Medical Research Unit is one of the leading scientific institutions in Africa working to end malaria. At LambarÈnÈ, Schweitzer was doctor and surgeon in the hospital, pastor of a congregation, administrator of a village, superintendent of buildings and grounds, writer of scholarly books, commentator ... Read more

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Law Tracts,

BLACKSTONE, Sir William

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First Collected Edition BLACKSTONE, [Sir] William. Law Tracts. In Two Volumes. Vol. I. [II.] Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1762. First collected edition. Two octavo volumes. [4], 257[-258], [6]; [4], cxv[-cxvi], [4 ], 135[-136], [8] pp. With eight illustrations of seals and two charts, including one folding. Early nineteenth-century calf, covers decoratively bordered in blind, spines with red morocco labels, gilt-stamped. Some very light wear to extremities, some edge-browning to first and last few leaves. Front cover on vol. II cracked but sound. Otherwise, an excellent copy. The first collected edition, with revised versions of four of Blackstone's early works: Collateral Consanguinity, Considerations on Copyholders, The Law of Descents, and The Great Charter. Maxwell and Maxwell I, p. 30. HBS 67320. $2,500

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Law of God

LEESER, Isaac

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The First English Translation of the Pentateuch in America LEESER, Isaac, [translator, editor]. [BIBLE IN HEBREW]. The Law of God. [In Five Volumes]. [The Pentateuch] Philadelphia: C. Sherman, 1845. First edition of the first English translation of any part of the Hebrew Bible in America, the Pentateuch. The Pentateuch means the first five books of the Bible. These books comprise Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Complete with five octavo volumes (7 1/2 x 4 5/8 inches; 189 x 118 mm). With text in Hebrew and the corresponding English on the facing page. Generally the Hebrew is on the recto, English on the verso. Modern half calf over marbled boards. Calf ruled in blind. Spines with red and brown calf spine labels, lettered in gilt. Spines stamped in gilt. Some unobtrusive creasing to upper corner of final three leaves of volume I. A tiny dampstain to top of text block of volume I, not affecting leaves. Edges very slightly trimmed, as shown by remnants of gilt, but still with large ... Read more

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Legenda aurea

VORAGINE, Jacobus de

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The ìGolden Legendî in a Contemporary Binding VORAGINE, Jacobus de. Legenda aurea sanctorum sive Lombardica historia. [Strassburg: Printer of the 1483 Jordanus de Quedlinburg (perhaps associated with Georg Husner)], 19 December 1486]. Folio (11 1/2 x 8 1/2 x inches; 293 x 215 mm.). 265 leaves. Collation: [1], 18 ,26 a-z8.6 ,A-E6.8 ,F-I6.8 ,K-M6 ,N8. Gothic type. Double columns. Forty-seven lines plus headline. Initials supplied in red and blue throughout. Title-page and initial and final blank renewed and laid down. Contemporary binding of blindstamped calf over wooden boards, rebacked with original spine laid down. Original spine chipped along top and bottom edge. Intersecting triple fillets dividing the covers, the center panel stamped in blind with fleur-de-lis and floral stamps. With two brass clasps. Later endpapers. Title-page and initial and final blank renewed and laid down. Paper flaw repaired in the lower margin of leaf 1, not affecting text. A few additional minor marginal tears or p ... Read more

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Legenda aurea

VORAGINE, Jacobus de

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An Early Copy of the Most Popular Dominican Work, with a Provenance from a Great Dominican Convent VORAGINE, Jacobus de. Legenda aurea. Italy (Venice?): 1300. Illuminated manuscript on vellum. Small quarto (8 x 5 9/16 inches; 203 x 142 mm.). 281 leaves, plus one blank leaf at front and two blank leaves at end (fols. 279 and 281 apparently conjoint with two blank vellum leaves, fol. 280 on a stub between the foliated leaves). Apparently complete. Two columns of thirty-four lines. Written by two Italian scribes in black ink in gothic bookhands between four verticals and thirty-five horizontals ruled in faint brown, the verticals extending across the margins. Justification: 5 1/4 x 3 7/8 inches; 133 x 98 mm. Faint early ink foliation. Horizontal catchwords within ink frames in lower right margin of final versos. Pricking along the upper edges. Rubrics in red, paragraph marks alternately of red or blue, alternately red or blue one-line initials for the list of contents (fols. 1v-2), numerous two-line ... Read more

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Legends Of Charlemagne

BULFINCH, Thomas

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With Engraved Plates and Numerous Textual Illustrations BULFINCH, Thomas. Legends Of Charlemagne; Or Romance of the Middle Ages. Boston: J.E. Tilton and Company, 1864. Octavo (7 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 188 x 124 mm). xx, 373, [1, blank] pp. With black and white engraved plates, including frontispiece and numerous textual illustrations. Full modern tan calf, ruled in gilt. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Spine heavily decorated in gilt. All edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Front board with some slight dampstaining. A very nice copy. HBS 64645. $250

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With Six Hand-Colored Plates GLATZ, Jacob. Les Petits Livres Couleur de Rose ou Lectures GraduÈes pour les Enfans de Six a Douze Ans. Traduit de L'allemand par Mad.e …lise VoÔart. Paris: Chez F. G. Levrault, 1832. Three twelvemo volumes, out of four (?). (5 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches; 133 x 82 mm). vii, [1, blank], 185, [1, table]; [2], 162, [1, table], [1, blank]; [2], 138, [1, table], [1, blank] pp. Volumes I, III, and IV. Each volume has half-title, separate hand-colored vignette title-page and two hand-colored plates. Original pink paper boards. Boards stamped and lettered in black ink with a floral border and a colored vignette of the front board of each volume. Volume I edges speckled blue, volume II and IV edges speckled brown. Spines a bit sunned. Some light foxing and toning throughout. Each volume with a bookplate on front pastedown reading " Chambre d'etude." Overall a very good set. HBS 67528. $750

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First Edition Of Volta's Letters on His Discovery of Marsh Gas. VOLTA, Alessandro. Lettere... Sull'Aria Infiammabile Nativa Delle Paludi. Milano: Nella Stamperia Di Giuseppe Marelli, 1777. First edition, and first complete edition containing seven letters to Giuseppe Campi on the authorís investigations on marsh gas. Previously, only two letters had been published the year before. [1]-147, [1, glossary] pp. Octavo (7 3/4 x 5 inches; 197 x 125 mm). With etched title-vignette and thirteen other etched chapter head and tail pieces by Ant. Longonus. Some of the etchings illustrating experiments. Engraved initials at each chapter begining. Contemporary paste-paper boards. Some surface level worming to boards. Spine paper a bit chipped and darkened. A light dampstain to title-page and second leaf. Last leaf with a small paper flaw to lower margin, not affecting text. Worming to blank back pastedown. Overall a very good clean copy. "Alessandro Volta,... (born February 18, 1745, Como, Lombardy [Italy]à ... Read more

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First Edition of Wollstonecraft's Scandinavian Letters WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary. Letters Written During A Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1796. First edition. Octavo (7 15/16 x 4 7/8 inches; 201 x 124 mm.). [4], 262, [4] pp. Bound without final advertisement leaf. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Edges dyed brown. Nearly invisible repairs to joints and corners. Previous owner's old ink signature on front free endpaper and lightly on title-page. Some light browning to leaves. Overall a very good copy. This is the original edition of narratives that comprise the first published account in English of a woman travelling on business. The work also had a profound affect on the personal life of its author, and it was well received by its contemporary reading audience. Tomalin reports that "when Johnson published the Letters, they found an enthusiastic public, not least among young poets." The book describes a journ ... Read more

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The First Edition of this Classic Epistolary Collection CHESTERFIELD, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of. Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope Esq; Late Envoy Extraordinary at the Court of Dresden: Together with several other pieces on various subjects. Published by Mrs. Eugenia Stanhope, from the originals now in her possessioin. In two volumes. Vol. I. [II.] London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1774. First edition, second state, with the corrected error on line 16, p. 55, Volume I. Two quarto volumes. [4], vii, [1, blank], 568; [4], 606, [1, errata], [1, blank] pp. With engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I. Contemporary speckled calf, spines ruled in gilt in compartments with red morocco gilt lettering labels. All edges speckled brown. Joints and ends of spine on Volume I expertly repaired, joints starting on Volume II. Armorial bookplates and a few small stains to endpapers. Occasional faint spotting and offsetting, bu ... Read more

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First Edition with Large Folding Charts Showing the New Constitution CHRISTIE, Thomas. Letters on the Revolution of France and on the New Constitution established by the National Assembly: occasioned by the publications of the Right Hon. Edmund Burke, M.P. and Alexander de Calonne, late Minister of State. Illustrated with a Chart of the New Constitution. To which is added, An Appendix, containing original papers and authentic documents relative to the affairs of France. Addressed to Sir John Sinclair, Bart. M.P. London: J. Johnson, 1791. First Edition. Two octavo volumes in one (8 1/4 x 5 inches; 210 x 130 mm). Part I and only part ever published. Part II was to have been Letters on the State of the Clergy of England...which was never published. [iii]-viii, 276, [1]-195, [1, blank]; [4], 76 pp. Without half-title for volume I, but half-title present for volume II. With three large folding charts, the first two being "Sketch of the New Constitution of France," and its continuation in the second folding c ... Read more

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First Collected Edition of Lockeís " Letters Concerning Toleration" LOCKE, John. Letters Concerning Toleration. London: Printed for A. Millar..., 1765. First collected edition of Lockeís four letters on toleration. Quarto (11 3/8 x 8 3/4 inches; 289 x 222 mm.). [8], 399, [1 blank] pp. Includes the Latin ìEpistola de tolerantiaî (pp. [1]-28), ìA Letter Concerning Tolerationî (pp. [29]-66), ìA Second Letter Concerning Tolerationî (pp. [67]-116), ìA Third Letter for Tolerationî (pp. [117]-379), and ìA Fourth Letter for Tolerationî (pp. [381]-399). Edited by Thomas Hollis and Richard Baron. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Locke by F.B. Cipriani after Kneller, with a Cap of Liberty beneath the portrait. Another Cap of Liberty at foot of last page of text. Bound to style in full modern calf for front board (matching rear board) and spine. With the contemporary rear board still present. Boards ruled in gilt. Spine ruled in gilt. With original black morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Marble ... Read more

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Libro Rojo, 1520-1867

PAYNO, Manuel

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With Thirty-Eight Tinted Lithographic Plates RIVA-PALACIO, V[icente], and Manuel Payno. El Libro Rojo, 1520-1867. Mexico: Diaz de Leon y White, 1870. Folio. 153 pp. Lithographic pictorial title-page and thirty-eight tinted lithographic plates. (Measures 44 x 33 cm.). Contemporary red morocco, covers ruled in gilt, front cover stamped in gilt with gift inscription (ìA Monsieur le docteur Fuzier, souvenir d'amitiÈ de Manuel Levi, 1er Janvier 1872î), spine lettered and ruled in gilt in compartments, with raised bands. Gilt board edges, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Ends of spine very slightly chipped, corners slightly bumped. An excellent copy, very clean and bright. The accompanying text to the illustrations in El Libro Rojo tells of the most famous criminals, martyrs, and executions in over three hundred years of Mexican history. In addition to the authors listed on the title-page, Paulau notes that the work was published in collaboration with Rafael MartÌnes de la Torre. ... Read more

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First Edition in Spanish of Ecclesiasticus [BIBLE IN SPANISH]. [ENZINAS, Francisco de, translator]. [Ecclesiastics]. Libro de Jesus Hiio de Syrach, qu'es llamado, el Ecclesiastico. traduzido de Griego en lengua Castellana En Leon [i.e. Strassburg]: en Casa de Sebastian Grypho [i.e. Augustin Fries], 1550. First edition in Spanish of Ecclesiasticus. Small octavo (6 x 3 5/8 inches; 151 x 91 mm). [3], 109 leaves. With numerous woodcut initials. With an imitation Gryphius woodcut device printed in reverse on title. We could only locate 3 copies at libraries, Cambridge, Madrid and Copenhagen. No other copy besides this present copy has been at auction in the past 50 years. Early 19th-century mottled sheep. Boards tooled in gilt. Spine stamped in gilt. With red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Board edges tooled in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some minor dampstaining, mainly to lower blank margin of preliminaries. Signature G is toned. Leaves O3 and O4 with marginal paper repair, not affecting text. Fin ... Read more

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Life In the Sandwich Islands

CHEEVER, Rev. Henry T.

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Life In the Sandwich Islands CHEEVER, Rev. Henry T. Life In the Sandwich Islands. Or The Heart of the Pacific, As It Was And Is. With Engravings. New York: Published By A.S. Barnes & Co., 1851. First edition. Octavo. With numerous black and white engravings throughout. Full green cloth, pictorially gilt-stamped on front cover, gilt-stamped spine, blindstamped on rear cover. Slight rubbing to top and bottom of spine. Otherwise, fine. HBS 66621. $300

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Life and Death of King John

SHAKESPEARE, William

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From the Second Folio [SHAKESPEARE, William]. The Life and Death of King John. [London: Printed by Tho. Cotes, for Robert Allot..., 1632]. From the Second Folio. (12 7/16 x 8 3/8 inches; 315 x 214 mm). [11] leaves (pp. 1-22). Ornamental initial and head-piece. Self-bound. Stitching exposed. Occasional very light spotting. Previous owner's old ink marks on top margin of page seventeen, not affecting text. Very good. King John was first published as part of the First Folio of 1623. A separate edition of this play was not published until 1655 (see Jaggard, p. 350). This play was presumably written in the early 1590s. The principle source was Holinshedís Chronicles. Jaggard, p. 496. HBS 68085. $3,750

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Life in Mexico

BARCA, Frances Calderon de la

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First Edition of "Life In Mexico" In Original Cloth BARCA, Frances Calderon de la . Life in Mexico. During a Residence of Two Years in That Country... Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1843. First edition. Two quarto volumes. Original full blue-green cloth, decoratively blindstamped on covers, gilt-stamped on spines. Spines sunned with a bit of wear to head and tailcaps. Overall, very good. HBS 66993. $850

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"An Uncut Copy" BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.. Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition, never before published. The whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great-Britain, for near half a century, during which he flourished. In two volumes. London: Printed by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, first issue, with ìgiveî spelled ìgveî in line 10 on p. 135 of Volume I and with all of the peculiarities cited by Pottle for the first issue, including the several uncorrected errors listed for Volume II and the various cancels. Two quarto volumes (11 3/4 x 9 1/16 inches; 297 x 230 mm.; the same dimensions Pottle gives for 'an entirely uncut copy' ). xii, [16], 516; [2], 588 [i.e., 586] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait by James Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds in Volume I, tw ... Read more

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The First Biography of Captain James Cook [COOK, Captain James]. KIPPIS, Andrew, author. The Life of Captain James Cook. London: Printed for G. Nicol, 1788. First edition. One quarto volume (11 1/16 x 8 7/8 inches; 282 x 226 mm). xvi, 527, [1, publisher's ads] pp. With engraved frontispiece portrait. With half-title. Also includes in the appendix: Helen Maria Williamsís íThe Morai, an ode.í Full modern mottled calf, boards ruled and stamped in blind. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Maroon calf spine label. Newer endpapers. A bit of light scratching to boards. Occasional very light pencil notes on margins, non-obtrusive. Pages 325 and 445 with small closed tears to margin, not affecting text. Some light foxing and toning to portrait, otherwise a near fine copy. An important record of Cook's voyages and life, "the work contains an admirable precis of the three voyages, with valuable information from the original sources. It introduces most of Samwell's Narative of Captain Cook's Death, and a ... Read more

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