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An History Of Fungusses, Growing About Halifax by BOLTON, James [d. 1799]

Halifax & Huddersfield: Printed For The Author. 1788-89. First Edition of "the earliest British work devoted exclusively to fungi" (Henrey II p. 136). A supplementary volume, not present here, was published in 1791. "About 220 of 231 […

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The Voyage Of The Jeannette. The Ship And Ice Journals Of George W. De Long, Lieutenant-Commander U.S.N., And Commander Of The Polar Expedition Of 1879-1881. Edited By His Wife, Emma De Long… by DE LONG, George W[ashington] [1844-1881]

Boston & New York: Houghton, Mifflin And Company, 1884. Second American Edition. Account of the American Jeannette Expedition of 1879-81, financed by J.G.Bennett of the New York Herald, and commanded by George W.De Long. The Jeannette sailed from San Fra…

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The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques And Discoveries of the English Nation by HAKLUYT, Richard [1552?-1616]

Edinburgh: E. & G.Goldsmid, 1885-90. Fourth Edition of this famous compilation, one of the great chronicles of Elizabethan maritime exploration by one of England’s most vigorous propagandists, a work referred to by Froude as “the prose epic of the mo…

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New Voyages To North-America. Containing An Account of the several Nations of that vast Continent...A Geographical Description of Canada, and a Natural History of the Country by LAHONTAN, [Louis Armand de Lom d’Arce], Baron de [1666-1716]

London: Printed for H.Bonwicke, T.Goodwin, M.Wotton, B.Tooke, and S.Manship, 1703. First Edition of the English Translation. Lahontan was only sixteen years of age when he first arrived in New France in 1683, as an officer in the colonial regular troops.…

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Atlas Minor by SEUTTER, [Georg] Matthäus [1678-1757]

Augsburg: [c1744]., 1744. oblong folio. [pp. 34]. hand-coloured engraved title with an elaborate allegorical border of the Continents, Empire and the Gods by Martin Gottfrid Crophius after Jacob Christoph Weyerman & 65 hand-coloured engraved maps by T…

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The Shores And Islands Of The Mediterranean. Drawn From Nature By Sir Grenville Temple, Bart., W.L.Leitch, Esq., Major Irton, & Lieut. Allen, R.E. With An Analysis Of The Mediterranean And Descriptions Of The Plates, By by WRIGHT, George Newenham [1790?-1877]

London & Paris: Fisher, Son, & Co., [c1840]., 1840. 4to. pp. 156. double-page engraved map & 64 engraved plates (incl. additional title). new half calf over contemporary cloth sides, all edges gilt (foxing to plates, some rather heavily so, te…

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The American Bond Detector; And Complete History of the United States Government Securities; Issued Under The Sanction Of The United States Treasury DepartmentÖ by AMERICAN BOND AND CURRENCY DETECTOR COMPANY

Washington, D.C.: 1869. oblong folio. pp. 2 p.l., 100. 22 engraved plates of American bank notes (some colour) & 9 chromolithographed & embossed plates of coins in gold, silver & copper metallic tones. new half calf, original cloth from front cover bound…

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Character And Costume In Turkey And Italy by ALLOM, Thomas [1804-1872] & REEVE, Emma (Text)

London: Fisher, Son, & Co., [c1845]. folio. pp. 23, [1]. 20 tinted plates lithographed by Hullmandel after drawings by Allom (incl. additional title. original blind-stamped cloth, gilt edges, rebacked in morocco (corners worn, front cover bit spotted,…

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Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated. In A Series Of One Hundred And Twenty Views, Drawn From Nature By W.H.Bartlett, William Purser, And Thomas Allom by BARTLETT, W[illiam] H[enry] [1809-1854] ET AL. (Illus.) & CARNE, John [1789-1844] (Text)

London: Peter Jackson., [1836-38]., 1836. 3 Volumes. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., 80; 76; 100, [4]index. 2 steel-engraved maps & 120 steel-engraved plates (incl. additional titles). without the engraved frontis. portrait, as usual. contemporary half chagrin, gilt…

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Wanderings Of An Artist Among The Indians Of North America From Canada To Vancouver Island And Oregon Through The Hudson’s Bay Territory And Back Again by KANE, Paul [1810-1871]

London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1859. First Edition of this fascinating record of the western travels of one of the most famous nineteenth century Canadian painters. Inspired by George Catlin, whom he met during a visit to Europe, K…

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The Roots Of The Mountains Wherein Is Told Somewhat Of The Lives Of The Men Of Burgdale Their Friends Their Neighbours Their Foemen And Their Fellows In Arms. by MORRIS, William [1834-1896]

small 4to. pp. 4 p.l., 424. with half-title. Uncut in original Morris-designed vine, leaf & flower patterned cloth (slight damage to spine ends, few small stains on title & half-title, otherwise internally fine). First Edition Limited to 250 cop…

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Fables Ancient and Modern; Translated into Verse, From Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer: With Original Poems by DRYDEN, John [1631-1700]

London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1700., 1700. folio. pp. 21 p.l., 271, 360-646, [2]. pp. 272-359 omitted in pagination. complete with half-title. contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked retaining spine label, corners renewed. printed book label of Chilling…

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Anglorum Praelia ab anno Domini. 1327.usque ad annum Domini. 1558. Carmine summatim perstricta. Item. De pacatissimo Angliae statu, imperante Elizabetha, compendiosa Narratio.Haec duo Poemata.Hiis Alexandri Nevilli Kettum by OCKLAND, Christopher [d. 1590?]

London: Ralph Newbery, assign of Henry Bynneman, 1582., 1582. 3 Parts with separate titles. 8vo. [ff. 64]; [ff. 24]incl. blank M4; pp. 8 p.l., 97, [7]. woodcut royal arms on A3v. printer's device on titles. woodcut ornaments & initials. 18th centu…

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Journal Of A Second Voyage For The Discovery of A North-West Passage From The Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1821-23, In His Majesty's Ships Fury and Hecla by PARRY, Sir William Edward [1790-1855]

London: John Murray, 1824. First Edition. Parry was of the opinion that the Northwest Passage could probably be reached through Hudson's Bay. In 1821, he set out to investigate that possibility and to link up with John Franklin's overland expedit…

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The Rhine, Legends, Traditions, History, From Cologne To Mainz by SNOWE, Joseph

London: F.C.Westley, & J.Madden & Co., 1839., 1839. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, [iii]-x, [11]-511; viii, 468. with half-titles. 14 plates (incl. additional tinted titles) designed & drawn on zinc by Augustus Butler. numerous text illus. A pretty …

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