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[Idyllia] [and other texts] by Theocritus; Hesiod

[Venice: Aldus Manutius, 1495. First Aldine edition, and the first complete edition of Theocritus (printing 12 of the 30 Idylls here for the first time); the first edition of HESIOD'S THEOGONY; second edition of his WORKS AND DAYS; and first editions of …

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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D ... in Two Volumes by Boswell, James

London: Henry Baldwin for Charles Dilly, 1791. First edition, "gve" uncorrected at line 10 on p. 135 in vol. I, and with the usual cancels (Mm4 and Nn1 in vol. I, E3, Oo4, Qq3 in vol. II). Engraved portrait by J. Heath after Joshua Reynolds, 2 other engr…

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The Story of Little Black Sambo by Bannerman, Helen

London: Grant Richards, 1899. First edition. Illustrated with 27 full-page engravings after drawings by the author, printed in color by Edmund Evans. 1 vols. 16mo. Original light green cloth ruled and lettered in dark green. Contemporary owner's signatur…

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Little Dorrit by Dickens, Charles

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857. First edition, with early issue points as per Smith (pp. 467-474 uncorrected, etc.). Illustrated with 40 etched plates after drawings by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"). 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth stamped in blind and lette…

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Faster than Thought: The Ferranti Nimrod Digital Computer. A brief survey of the field of digital computing with specific reference to the Ferranti Nimrod computer by (Computer Games)

Hollinwood, Lancs: Ferranti Ltd, 1951. First edition. 12mo. original printed olive staple-bound wrappers, very occasional light pencil markings, else fine. In custom green clamshell cloth box, black gilt morocco spine label. A fine copy. First edition. …

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The House at Pooh Corner by Milne, A.A

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1928. First American edition. Illustrated by Ernest Shepard. 1 vols. 8vo (190 x 125 mm). Original endleaves bound at rear. Presentation binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe of full tan gilt calf, upper cover with gilt device of Christ…

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Typed letter signed ("Eleanor"), to Harry, concerning her appointment as a delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations by Roosevelt, Eleanor

New York, 1948. One page, on stationery of Val-Kill Cottage, Hyde Park, Duchess Co., New York. 8vo. Fine, in red morocco-backed custom folding box. One page, on stationery of Val-Kill Cottage, Hyde Park, Duchess Co., New York. 8vo. This note is possibly…

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Twice-Told Tales by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston: American Stationers Co., John B. Russell, 1837. First edition. Publisher's circular device on title-page. [4, ads], [5]-334, [2], [16, catalogue] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's brown embossed cloth, title stamped in gilt to spine. Light wear and st…

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Plays: Pleasant and Unpleasant by Shaw, George Bernard

London: Grant Richards, 1898. First edition. Photogravure portrait frontispiece. 2 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth, t.e.g. Minor soiling, else very good, in a green quarter morocco slipcase with chemise. First edition. Photogravure portrait frontispiece…

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Baa Baa Black (Col. Gregory Boyington, USMC, Ret.) by Boyington, "Pappy

Fresno: Wilson Press, Inc, 1958. Seventeenth Printing. Illus. 384 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue boards. Fine in VG pictorial dj by Ben Fedder, Inc. Seventeenth Printing. Illus. 384 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. INSCRIBED. Inscribed on ffep, "To Norman Martin-/ With Warmest …

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A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston: Ticknor, Reed and Fields, 1852. First edition, first issue with no ads. Frontispiece and 6 engraved plates by Baker from designs by Billings. vi, [7]-256 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original blind stamped blue cloth. Faintest traces of rubbing to the spine…

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The History of the American Indians; Particularly Those Nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia: Containing An Account of their Origin, Language, Manners, Religious and Civil Customs .. by Adair, James

London: Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1775. First edition. Folding map frontispiece of the "American Indian Nations adjoining to the Mississippi, West & East Florida, Georgia, S. & N. Carolina, Virginia etc." [xii], 464 pp. 1 vols. 4to. Contempor…

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Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Thoreau, Henry David

Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1854. First edition, one of 2000 copies printed. Illustrated with a title vignette of Thoreau's cabin in the woods and an engraved plan of Walden Pond. 357, [1, blank] pp. Without ads (no priority established among the catalog…

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The Brownies Around the World by Cox, Palmer

New York: Published by The Century Co, 1894. First edition. Illustrated throughout from pen and ink drawings by the author. 1 vols. 4to. Original color-printed, pictorial glazed boards, spine badly rubbed, hinges cracked. First edition. Illustrated thro…

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Identity documents and ephemera of Sgt. Gerald McDowell, U.S.A.F. as prisoner of war in Stammlager XVII B [Stalag 17B], Krems, Austria, 1943-1945 by (World War II)

[Krems, Austria, 1945. 4to and smaller. Some toning, overall very good. 4to and smaller. STALAG 17B. Identity documents and ephemera of American Air Force tail gunner Sgt. Gerald McDowell (1923-2002). McDowell and the flight crew of the B17 nicknamed He…

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