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Both Volumes of the Very Rare Literary Essay by the Author of "The Red and the Black" STENDHAL, M. de. [Beyle, Henri]. Racine et Shakspeare. [and] No. II. ¿ Paris: Chez Bossange pËre, DeLaunay, Mongie, [and] Les Marchands De Nouveautes, 1823, 1825. Very scarce first edition of both volumes. Two octavo volumes in one (8 3/16 x 5 inches; 209 x 127 mm). [1]-55, [1, blank]; [4], [3, advertisements], [1]-103, [1, errata] pp. Half-titles for both volumes. Bound together in twentieth-century half brown levant morocco over marbled paper boards by Stroobants. Spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Top-edge gilt, others partially uncut. Red silk page-marker. A few pages trimmed shorter at the fore-edge, but with no loss of text. Some minor marking to back board. A bit of very light foxing. Overall an excellent, near fine copy. Marie-Henri Beyle, known under his pseudonym, de Stendhal, was born in Grenoble, France in 1783 and died in Paris in 1842. Although employed at variou ... Read more

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Rae's Philadelphia Pictorial RAE, Julio. Rae's Philadelphia Pictorial. Directory & Panoramic Advertiser. Pennsylvania: Julio H. Rae, Publisher, 1851. First edition. Oblong quarto. (Measures 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 inches). 23 pp. and 16 lithographed plates, several folding. Contemporary brown cloth with newer maroon cloth, original black and gold label on front cover. Original black and gold wrappers bound in. Covers bumped on corners with some marginal staining. Very good and scarcely found complete. This beautiful city directory illustrates eight blocks of Chestnut Street in downtown Philadelphia with sixteen lithographs. Each plate accompanied with advertisers on that street. HBS 67303. $3,000

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First Edition of Clarke's Treaties on Decimal Arithmetic CLARKE, Henry. The Rationale of Circulating Numbers. With the Investigations of All the Rules and Peculiar Processes used in that Part of Decimal Arithmetic. To Which are added, Several Curious Mathematical Questions; With Some useful Remarks on Adfected Equations, and the Doctrine of Fluxions. Adapted to the Use of Schools. London: Printed for the Author; and sold by Mr. Murray, 1777. First edition. Octavo (8 3/16 x 5 inches; 209 x 127 mm). xvi, [2, table of contents], [15]-146, [4, blank], 147-148, [4, blank], 149-215, [3, publisher's ads], [1, errata], [1, blank] pp. With seven folding engraved plates. We could find no copies of this at auction in the past fifty years. According to ESTC " The contents leaf after p.xiv is possibly an insert" thus explaining the lack of pagination. Contemporary calf, rebacked with original spine. Remnants of a red spine label. Outer hinges repaired. Some rubbing and scuffing to boards. With about eight pages ... Read more

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Recherches et considerations sur les finances de France,

FORBONNAIS, FranÁois VÈron Duverger de

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ìThe Best Work on the History of French Financesî† FORBONNAIS, FranÁois VÈron Duverger de. Recherches et considerations sur les finances† de France, depuis l'annÈe 1595 jusqu'‡ l'annÈe 1721. Basel: Aux DÈpens des Freres† Cramer, 1758.† First edition. Two quarto volumes. viii, 594; viii, 662 pp. Sixteen folding tables. Titles† printed in red and black. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials.† Contemporary Frencb mottled calf. Spines decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments† with tan and olive morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges tooled in gilt, edges† stained red, marbled endpapers. Occasional browning and very minor marginal† dampstaining. A few minor marginal paper flaws. Small ink spot at foot of p. 387 in† Volume II. A wonderful copy.† ìAfter initial employment in industry and trade in Nantes, [Forbonnaisís (1722-1800)]† desire to obtain an official position in the government services (successful in 1756 when† he was appointed ... Read more

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Reference Library

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"Reference Library" Containing Familiar French Quotations and Proverbs and Familiar Latin Quotations and Proverbs With a Lovely Fore-Edge Painting of Warwick Castle [FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. Reference Library. Familiar French Quotations and Proverbs. Familiar Latin Quotations and Proverbs. [England]: Asprey & Co., Ltd., [N.d., ca. 1910]. Twelvemo. Two volumes bound in one. viii, 116, viii, 120 pp. Beautifully bound by Asprey in full brown mottled calf, double ruled in gilt on covers and decoratively gilt-stamped on spine with a red morocco label, gilt-stamped. All edges gilt. Gilt turn-ins. Extremities rubbed, outer rear hinge starting but sound. Overall, a very good copy of this charming book. With a lovely fore-edge painting illustrating Warwick Castle in the early 1900's HBS 67693. $450

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Nineth Edition of Burke's "Reflection" BURKE, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to That Event. In a Letter Intended to Have Been Sent to a Gentleman in Paris. London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1791. Ninth edition of Burkeís controversial attack on the French Revolution. Octavo. iv, 364 pp. Modern marbled wrappers. Title-page is laid down. A professionally repaired closed tear to page 127 of the Burke, with no loss of text. Apart from some minor foxing, the sheets are very clean. Overall a very good copy. Very good. Grolier, 100 English, 63. Printing and the Mind of Man 239. Rothschild 522. Todd 53a. HBS 67374. $200

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The Price of Revolution BURKE, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to That Event. In a Letter Intended to Have Been Sent to a Gentleman in Paris. London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1790. First edition (Todd's second edition, first impression) of Burkeís controversial attack on the French Revolution. Octavo. iv, 356 pp. Mid-nineteenth-century half brown calf over blue marbled boards. Gilt spine with raised bands and red morocco label. Edges sprinkled red. A little minor soiling. Ink annotation on p. 275. A very good, crisp copy. ìIn 1789 a common perception of the French Revolution was that a freedom and potential stability might ensue similar to that which had been achieved by war in the American Revolution. Burke was swift to point out the essential differences in the two movements: the American colonists had fought to preserve basic English liberties and institutions; the French revolutionaries wished not only to smash a ... Read more

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Regrets De La Belle Heaulmiere

VILLON, FranÁois

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Les Regrets De La Belle Heaulmiere VILLON, FranÁois. Les Regrets De La Belle Heaulmiere. Ja Parvenue A Viellesse. Ymaiges de Joseph HÈmard. Paris: A La Librairie Luzezia, 1921. Small quarto. Bound with original color wrappers bound in. Half blue morocco over marbled boards, gilt-stamped on spine with five raised bands. Illustrated by Joseph HÈmard with 25 hand colored plates. The tiniest of wear to spine extremities. A fine copy. HBS 66494. $250

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Relation du voyage a la recherche de La PÈrouse,

LABILLARDI»RE, Jacques Julien Houton de

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The Journey in Search of LapÈrouse, with the Rare Atlas of Plates Bound by Courteval LABILLARDI»RE, [Jacques Julien Houton de]. Relation du voyage a la recherche de La PÈrouse, fait par ordre de líAssemblÈe Constituante, pendant les annÈes 1791, 1792, et pendant la 1ere. et la 2e. annÈe de la RÈpublique FranÁoise...Paris: Chez H.J. Jansen, An VIII de la RÈpublique FranÁoise [i.e., 1799-1800]. First edition, quarto issue. Two quarto text volumes (11 3/8 x 8 3/4 inches; 290 x 222 mm.) and one folio atlas volume (22 1/4 x 16 3/8 inches; 565 x 415 mm.). xvi, 442; 332, 113, [1, errata] pp. Atlas with engraved title, double-page route map of the Western Pacific and Indian Oceean by Barbie du Bocage and forty-three plates engraved by Copia after drawings by Piron, the expedition artist, and the botanical plates by Redoute. Contemporary French mottled calf [by Courteval]. Covers with borders of rope-and-disc design enclosed between gilt rules, smooth spines divided into sections using wide gilt ... Read more

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First Edition in Contemporary Calf FREZIER, AmÈdÈe FranÁois. Relation du voyage de la mer du sud aux cÙtes du Chily et du Perou, fait pendant les annÈes 1712, 1713 & 1714. Paris: Chez Jean-Geoffroy Nyon, Etienne Ganeau, Jacque Quillau, 1716. First Editon. Large octavo (9 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches; 252 x 191 mm). xiv, 298, [2] pp. Complete with thirty-seven numbered engraved maps and plates, some of which are folding. Beautifully illustrated with plates depicting everything from strawberries to Indian games. Excellent studies of cities and settlements of the west coast of Spanish America. Full contemporary calf, spine elaborately stamped in gilt. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Edges speckled red. Edges a bit rubbed and corners a bit bumped. Head and tail of the spine slightly chipped. Overall a very good copy. Plate IX, showing a Chilean in the posture of playing La Sueca, is commonly regarded as the earliest depiction of a form of golf. FrÈzier introduced strawberries from Chile to ... Read more

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First Edition of Ascham's Account of Contemporary Political Development in Germany [ASCHAM, Roger]. A Report and Discourse Written by Roger Ascham of the Affaires and State of Germany and the Emperour Charles his Court, During Certaine Yeares while the Sayd Roger was There. London: Printed by John Daye, [n.d.c.a. 1570]. First edition. [3], 33 leaves. (7 x 5 5/8 inches; 178 x 135 mm). Title-page within a woodcut border. Woodcut initials. Text in black letter. With a preface letter from John Astely to R. Ascham, dated 1552. Full contemporary calf, bound to style. Board with numerous rules in blind, and double ruled in gilt. Gilt leaf corner devices and central gilt acorn and leaf device. Spine stamped and ruled in gilt, and ruled in blind. Top margin of title-page trimmed close, just touching woodcut border. Previous owner Robert Pirie bookplate laid in. Overall a very good copy in a beautiful binding. "The edition dated 1552 (The date [1553?] given by B.M. Catalogue and the Huntington C.L. is a rat ... Read more

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"Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey" With 346 Plates EMORY, William. H. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior. Washington: Cornelius Wendell, 1857. First edition. Three thick quarto volumes bound in two. Illustrated with 346 plates, many lithographed in color, plus charts, two map (one folding) and profiles. Publisher's original brown cloth, rebacked perserving the original spine with newer leather labels, decoratively blindstamped on covers, gilt-stamped on spines. Extremities lightly rubbed. Very good. One of the foundation works on the exploration and mapping of the Texas-Mexican border. Emory was first assigned to the Boundary Commission after the Mexican War. No sooner was the survey finished than the Gadsden Purchase necessitated a new survey, which is summarized in this work. Incorporated into these volumes, along with Emory's report, are numerous scientific reports by James Hall, T.A. Conra ... Read more

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Complete with Four Tinted Plates and Four Folding Maps MULLAN, Capt. John. Report on the Construction of a Military Road From Walla-Walla to Fort Benton. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1863. First edition. Octavo (8 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches; 225 x 147 mm). [4], [1]-363, [1, blank], [1, errata], [5, blank] pp. With ten tinted plates and four folding maps. Bound by the US Government Bindery in green textured cloth. Boards ruled in blind. Spine lettered in gilt and blind. A bit of browning and offsetting throughout. A few small dampstains to fore-edge and to the creases of the first and second map. A tiny hole in the cloth of the back outer hinge. Three previous owner's small bookplates on front pastedown. Overall a very good copy. "[John Mullan was an] army explorer, road builder, and lawyer... he volunteered for assignment to the northern railway survey headed by Governor Isaac I. Stevens of Washington Territory. This began a ten-year period of exploration and road building in the Pacific North ... Read more

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Return of the Native

HARDY, Thomas

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ìReturn of the Nativeî in the Original Cloth HARDY, Thomas. The Return of the Native. In three volumes. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1878. First edition in book form (first printed serially in Belgravia from January to December 1878). Three octavo volumes. [2, blank], vi, 303, [1, blank]; [2, blank], vi, 297, [1, blank], [2, ads]; [2, blank], vi, 320 pp. Frontispiece ìSketch Map of the Scene of the Storyî in Volume I, drawn by Hardy himself and separately printed. Publisherís primary binding of brown diagonal-fine-ribbed cloth (Sadleirís Binding ìBî). Front covers decoratively stamped in black with a conventional panel design, back covers stamped in blind with a double-rule border, and spines decoratively stamped in gilt and black and lettered in gilt and blind (with spine imprint about 5/32 inch in height). Light rubbing, tips bumped. Previous owner's bookplate in all 3 volumes. Volume 1 with one small spot on front cover. Overall, a very good copy. Each volume in separate custom brown cloth ... Read more

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First Edition in Book Form MARX, Karl. [ENGELS, Friedrich]. Revolution and Counter-Revolution. Or Germany in 1848 London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co. Ltd., 1896. First edition in book form. This book is collected from a series letters and articles written for the New York Tribune during the years . Octavo (7 3/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 187 x 125 mm). xi, [1, contents], 148, [4, publisher's advertisements] pp. Complete with half-title. We could find no other copy at auction since 1977. Publisher's original red cloth. Front board ruled, letterd and stamped with publisher's mark in black. Spine lettered and stamped in gilt. Yellow coated endpapers. Top edge uncut. Boards with some discoloration and staining. Spine a bit sunned. Binding slightly skewed. Overall a very good copy. This first German edition which seems to be generally more attainable was translated from this present English edition and published the same year. "Marx was asked in the summer of 1851 by Charles Anderson Dana, managing editor of the ... Read more

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Signed Limited Editions [RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. WAGNER, Richard. The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie, [and] Siegfried and the Twilight of the Gods. The Ring of the Niblung. A Trilogy with a Prelude by Richard Wagner. Translated into English by Margret Armour. London: William Heineman, 1910-11. Edition de luxe, each one limited to 1,150 copies signed by Rackham. This being number 40. Two quarto volumes. Illustrated throughout with a total of sixty-four tipped-in color plates with descriptive tissue guards and twenty-three black and white drawings. Publisherís full vellum. Boards decoratively stamped in gilt. Boards and spines lettered in gilt. Silk ties. Top edges gilt, others uncut. Vellum a lightly soiled, but otherwise a beautiful set. Latimore and Haskell, 37-38. Riall, 103, 109. HBS 67924. $4,000

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Rime di Michelagnolo Buonarroti MICHELANGELO BUONAROTTI. Rime di Michelagnolo Buonarroti. Raccolta da Michelagnolo suo Nipote. Florence: Appresso i Giunti, 1623. First edition. Small quarto (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches). [12], 88 pp. Woodcut device on title-page, decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials, typographic ornaments throughout. Uncut and bound in modern full brown speckled calf decoratively blindstamped on covers, gilt-stamped on spine with five raised bands. Minimal foxing throughout. We read in the preface that the intent of Michelangelo's heirs was to publish a definitive volume of verses as an antidote to the many spurious editions produced since his death. Michelangelo's grandnephew goes on to say that these verses were in large part taken from a manuscript in the Vatican Library, most of which is in his granduncle's hand. While this book is now hailed as a classic in modern gay literature, for many years this was not the case due to some creative editing by Michelangelo t ... Read more

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Road to Oz

BAUM, L. Frank

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The Road to Oz BAUM, L. Frank. NEILL, John R., [illustrator]. The Road to Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill Chicago: The Reilly & Britton Co., [1909]. First edition, first state (printed on multi-colored stock), with caption and page numeral on page 129. Large octavo. 261, [1, blank], [2, ads] pp. Numerous text illustrations by Neill. Printed on variously tinted paper stock. Publisher's primary binding of light green cloth, pictorially stamped on covers and spine in dark green, red, brown, and black. Spine imprint in upper and lower case, also indicating first state. Pictorial endpapers. Slight rubbing to spine. Overall, a very good copy, exceptionally clean and bright. HBS 67579. $2,000

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Profusely Illustrated with Woodcuts [LIVY]. CARBACH, N.F., [translator]. [Romische Historie] Titi Livii defl aller redsprechsten und hochber¸mpsten geschi. Roemische Historien mit etlichen newen translation ausz dem Latein so kurtz verschinen jaren zu Meyntz im hohen Thumbstifft sampt nun dem vierdten theyl der Roemischen Historien Mainz: Johannes Schoeffer, 1533. Fourth German edition. Four parts in one folio volume. (12 x 7 5/8 inches; 308 x 195 mm). [14] 1-545, [1, colophon] leaves. With over 250 woodcuts in the text (with some repeat). Main title-page with headpiece and three separate title-pages with woodcuts for the other three parts, but included in the pagination. Each of these pages are demarked with a small metal marker attached to the fore-edge. Contemporary pigskin over beveled wooden boards. Boards are ruled and stamped in blind. Old ink manuscript for title on spine. Back board with metal remnants of two clasps which are no longer intact. Old ink notes on bottom margin of title-page, ... Read more

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Roose's Companion and Guide to Washington and Vicinity ROOSE, William S. Roose's Companion and Guide to Washington and Vicinity. [Washington]: Gibson Brothers, Printers, 1876. First edition. Small octavo. 94 pp. Original printed purple paper boards, spine chipped at bottom. With fold-out map in front and numerous black and white illustrations throughout. Very good and early travel guide. . HBS 66635. $450

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