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Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire 69 of 70 Volumes
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Oeuvres Completes de Voltaire 69 of 70 Volumes

by Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet; Marquis De Condorcet (Editor); Pierre Beaumarchais

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Kehl, Baden: Imprimerie de la Socit Littraire-Typographique, 1784. Leather Bound. Very Good. L 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall. Leather Bound. Condition: Very Good. Imprimerie de la Socit Littraire-Typographique, Kehl, Baden 1784. In French. Famous first posthumous collected edition of Voltaire's [1694-1778] works known as the 'Kehl Voltaire', produced by Beaumarchais, who created a print foundry at Kehl to carry out this great work. Set contains 69 of the 70 Volume 8vo edition (smaller 12mo 90 volume edition was also produced). Volume 23 (Histoire de Charles XII) missing. Volumes 10 and 27 printed 1784, summary volume 70 printed 1789, all other volumes printed 1785. Uniform 18th century calf full brown leather. Spines decorated in gold floral designs, titles, volume numbers, within 6 boxed compartments. Boards have a natural brown mottled leather finish, slanted gold lines on the narrow board edges. All page ends stained a very light yellow finely bespeckled with green. Green silk reading ribbons.… Read More
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Paradise Lost, A Poem
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Paradise Lost, A Poem

by Milton, John

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Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Printers to the University, Glasgow, 1770. Hardcover. Poor. Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, Printers to the University, Glasgow, 1770. Poor. Approx. 13'' by 8.25''. Full leather binding, spine with raised bands, outer binding original, but in poor condition. Inner book is generally clean & still well bound. Subscriber list, summary of the arguments within the poem. 466pp of the poem plus index. Portrait of Milton on title page and marbled endpapers. 3 pages at front have a tear and there is an ink stain on the edge. (see pictures). From the library of Lockhart of Cleghorn with their bookplate on the front pastedown. With an inscription 'Barbara Lockhart from her sister Mrs Jamieson' on the front endpapers.***Heavy & will require overseas postage***
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Tercume-i Sihah el Cevheri (Translation of Kitab Sihah al Jawhari) printed by Ibrahim Muteferrika
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Tercume-i Sihah el Cevheri (Translation of Kitab Sihah al Jawhari) printed by Ibrahim Muteferrika

by Muhammad bin Shaykh Muslih Muhammed al Vani (D. 1000 H. -1592 AD. )

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First ed. complete with, vesilet ut tiba'aa by Ibrahim Muteferrika, and the Imprial order. contemporary full leather bindings with flap. (VOL.1) 2p., 6p. 1p. blank, 5p. wasilat ut tiba'aa, 2p. author's biography, 2p. blank. 9p. index and errata. 1p. blank. 666p. (VOL. 2) 7p. index and errata, 2p. blank. 756p. mint condition
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

by Ga'g, Wanda

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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS. By Wanda Ga'g. 1938. Coward-McCann, Inc. First Edition, 18th Impression Thus. EXLIB. Good- Condition/ Good- Condition DJ. A clean, solid copy. Summary: "The beloved tale as the Grimm Brothers set it down, accompanied by perfect pictures." Translated and illustrated with woodcuts by author Wanda Ga'g. DJ flaps have been trimmed by library. DJ protected by mylar. (Please see our photos.) RARE, ESPECIALLY IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Back panel of the green, red and white dust jacket is a book list of Wanda Gag titles.
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Three Gay Tales From Grimm
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Three Gay Tales From Grimm

by Ga'g, Wanda

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Three Tales from the Brothers Grimm, Translated and illustrated with woodcuts by Wanda Ga'g, author of "Millions of Cats". 1943 Coward-McCann, Inc. First Edition, Stated Fifth Printing Thus. RARE in the original dust jacket. Exlib. Good+/Good- DJ protected in mylar wrap. Green decorated library binding. A solid, clean copy in a Rare/Scarce original unclipped $2.00 dust jacket. BRIGHT RED jacket is not sunned. The dj spine is missing 1 inch of the top of its spine, otherwise very nice. Back panel states: Books By Wanda Gag list from Millions of Cats through More Tales From Grimm. Coward-McCann, Inc. Sellers' note: "ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEFINITION OF GAY: (of a person) happy, or (of a place) bright and attractive: Her gay, lively personality made her attractive to everyone who knew her." Literature = literate.
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The construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments : Translated from the French of...
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The construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments : Translated from the French of M. Bion, ... To which are added, the construction and uses of such instruments as are omitted by M. Bion; ... By Edmund Stone. The whole illustrated with twenty-six folio copper-plates

by BION, Nicolas

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1723 1st ed Mathematics Instruments Bion Engineering Science Navigation PhysicsRare 1st English edition of Bion's famous mathematics treatise!'The Construction and Principal Uses of Mathematical Instruments' is an important mathematics treatise by Nicolas Bion which is considered "the most famous book devoted to instruments." (Knight). Bion was a 17th-century engineer and math tool maker who was well-known for being the king's engineer.This 1723 first English edition includes all 26 full-page and folding engravings – a highly desirable book! Illustrations in this book depict navigational tools such as compasses, ships and ship masts, armillary spheres, and protractors; it also includes maps, clocks, sundials, globes, vacuum pumps, pendulums, mirrors, telescopes, and more!Item number: #5166Price: $2500BION, NicolasThe construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments : Translated from the French of M. Bion, ... To which are added, the construction and uses of such instruments as are omitted… Read More
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A new history of the Holy Bible : from the beginning of the world, to the establishment of...
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1752 Thomas Stackhouse History of the Holy Bible Illustrated Maps ENORMOUS SETRare history of the Bible – HUGE set with impressive maps!Thomas Stackhouse was an 18th-century English theologian known primarily for his work 'New History of the Holy Bible'. This work was an important ecclesiastical history incorporating descriptions of the early church, Biblical passages, difficult text commentary, and impressive illustrations throughout. This 1752 edition is an enormous two-volume set with over 100 illustrations, maps, and engravings.Item number: #5152 Price: $950STACKHOUSE, ThomasA new history of the Holy Bible : from the beginning of the world, to the establishment of Christianity : with answers to most of the controverted questions, disertations upon the most remarkable passages, and a connection of profane history all along : to which are added, notes, explaining dificult texts, rectifying mis-translations, and reconciling seeming contradictionsLondon : printed for John Hinton, 1752-53. Details:… Read More
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A collection of Welsh tours; or, a display of the beauties of Wales. Selected principally from...
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A collection of Welsh tours; or, a display of the beauties of Wales. Selected principally from celebrated histories and popular tours. With occasional remarks. To which is added, a Tour of the river Wye.

by Torbuck, John (attrib.)

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London: London: Printed for G. Sael, No. 192, Strand; and sold by M. Poole and Son, Chester, 1798. Half leather. Very Good. Third edition, 12mo; xix,[1],456pp, with 7 aquatint plates as called for. In modern half leather over marbled boards in period style, five raised spine bands between blind double fillets, gilt lettered red morocco title label to second compartment, gilt lettered date direct to foot of spine, light spotting to frontispiece and closing leaf, otherwise a clean fresh example of this attractive anonymous edition. ESTC T146361, citing 8xUK and 3xUS institutional holdings only.
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The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies...
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The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of The Church of England. Also, the Companion to the altar. With notes and Annotations

by BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER

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Birmingham: Birmingham: printed by J. Thompson, 1791. Full leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Octavo; not paginated (approx 400pp). In contemporary full calf (lightly worn), single gilt rolls to board margins, flat spine divided by gilt double fillets into six compartments, gilt lettered red leather title label to second compartment, marbled endpapers, unobtrusive light spotting to opening and closing leaves and very occasional feint staining,overall a clean and attractive copy complete with engraved frontispiece. A rare edition; ESTC T94967, listing just four institutional holdings all in the UK.
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The poetical works of John Milton: consisting of Paradise lost and regained, and Poems on several...
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The poetical works of John Milton: consisting of Paradise lost and regained, and Poems on several occasions, from the text of Dr. Newton, with the life of the author

by MILTON, John

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1796 Paradise Lost BOSTON John Milton Poetry + Regained RARE American ed Newton

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven."
― John Milton, Paradise Lost

'Paradise Lost' follows the biblical story of the Fall of Man and the temptation of Adam and Eve. Milton himself states that purpose for this book was to "Justify the ways of God to Men". It covers the characters Adam, Eve, and Satan and the roles each played in the development of religious culture and idolatry.
It was critically acclaimed and well-received by many famed personalities, including Samuel Johnson who states.
"[Paradise Lost shows] Milton's peculiar power to astonish…and he seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was the Nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others: the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful.
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The Lady's Magazine; or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex… volume 19.
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The Lady's Magazine; or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex… volume 19.

by various

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1788 Lady's Magazine British Captain Cook Voyage Shakespeare Americana Amsterdam
'The Lady's Magazine' was a rare British magazine written and designed for women readers. It included articles on a variety of topics including poetry, music, history, fashion, and even gossip! Note the inclusions of impressive, full-page and folding engravings.
This 1788 edition includes articles on the following topics:
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The Captain Cook voyage
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Trial and impeachment of Warren Hastings
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Fable: The American White Zebra
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History and customs of the Circassians
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Critical analysis of Shakespeare plays
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Anecdotes of Peter the Great
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The Lady's Magazine; or Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex… volume 19.
London: printed for G.G., J.J. Robinson, 1788. 1st edition

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37 engravings
14 songs
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Paradise Lost
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Paradise Lost: A Poem in Twelve Books, 15th Edition published in 1738

by Milton, John

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Paradise Lost was originally published in the year 1667. Early editions such as the one being offered here are very scarce and valuable. This fifteenth edition from 1738 is completely original inside and out. The leather covers show some scuffing, and the gold decor on both front and back covers is still good. There is a former owner's name on the front endsheet, and a few pages have some edge spots. The binding is tight, and the book is mostly as it was when it was published almost three centuries ago.This will make a fine and unique addition to your library of classic literature.
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Recherches sur les causes particulières des phénoménes électriques; et fur les effects...
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Recherches sur les causes particulières des phénoménes électriques; et fur les effects nuifibles ou avantageux qu'on peut en attendre.

by NOLLET, Jean Antoine

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1754 Electricity Phenomena Experiments Nollet Physics Illustrated Science RARE

Jean-Antoine Nollet was an 18th-century French physicist who made incredible contributions to world of physical science. Perhaps his best work came with from his experiments with electricity and his displays of static electricity. In his book 'Electrical Phenomena', Nollet describes many of these experiments – this 1754 edition is complete with folding engravings illustrating Nollet's discoveries.
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NOLLET, Jean Antoine
Recherches sur les causes particulières des phénoménes électriques; et fur les effects nuifibles ou avantageux qu'on peut en attendre.
Paris, Chez H.L. Guerin, & L.F. Delatour, 1754.

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8 folding engravings (1 present but damaged)
· Language: French
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· Size: ~6.75in X 4in (17cm x 10.5cm)
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[THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.] Mémoires De La Vie Privée Écrits Par Lui-Même, Et...
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[THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN.]
True first edition. Mémoires De La Vie Privée Écrits Par Lui-Même, Et Adressées À Son Fils ; Suivis D'un Précis Historique De Sa Vie Politique, Et De Plusieurs Pièces, Relative À Ce Père De La LibertéThis book is the first edition of the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Printed in French. Printed in 1791. The first edition was in French. This book is printed in French. This is correct.
The first English edition of 1793 is the first English edition, it is not the first edition. It was directly translated from this 1791 French book. The American Edition from 1793 was translated from this book. The true first edition of the Autobiography was in French. The binding is original.
Leather supple. Hinges sound. Quality rag paper.
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The Gentleman’s Magazine: for 1793, volume LXIII.
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The Gentleman’s Magazine: for 1793, volume LXIII.

by URBAN, Sylvanus [Edward Cave]

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1793 SLAVERY in Jamaica Tobago Muscogee INDIANS Americana Washington Congress

The Gentleman's Magazine was an English periodical which first appeared in 1731. It was published without interrupt for nearly 200 years and was the first of its kind to use the term 'magazine'. It was published by Edward Cave, pseud. Sylvanus Urban.

This 1793 edition includes a variety of important and interesting contents including:
• Slavery –
o Sale of negroes in Jamaica
o Capture of Tobago by the English
• Description of native tribes in Madagascar
• George Washington speeches to Congress
• Execution of Quakers in Boston
• Description of Chief McGillivray, or Hoboi-Hili-Miko and the Muscogee Creek Indians
• Sighting of a double-horned rhino

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URBAN, Sylvanus [Edward Cave]

The Gentleman's Magazine: for 1793, volume LXIII.

London: printed by John Nichols, 1793. First edition.

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o Vol. I – iv, 583, [15]
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