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Les fleurs animees. Par J.J. Grandville. Texte par Alph. Karr, Taxile Delord et le Cte. Foeulix. Nouvelle edition avec planches tres soigneusement retouches pour la gravure et le coloris par M. Maubert, peintre d'histoire naturelle attaché au Jardin des Plantes by Grandville, J.J. [illustrator]. Delord, Taxile

Paris; Garnier Freres, [n.d., 1867] New edition. Contemporary red morocco over red cloth boards. Gilt spine, all edges gilt. . Two volumes, large octavo. Two hand-colored wood-engraved titles and fifty hand-colored wood-engraved plates, two uncolored pla…

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$1500.00


A View of Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy by [Newton, Isaac]. Pemberton, Henry

London: S. Palmer, 1728 First edition. Contemporary full calf ruled in gilt, rebacked with gilt calf spine label. Edges sprinkled red. . Quarto. Engraved title-page vignette, twelve folding engraved plates, plus engraved headbands, tail-pieces, and histo…

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$2000.00


The French Revolution: a History. In Three Volumes. Vol.I.-The Bastille. [Vol. II.- The Constitution.] [Vol. III.- The Guillotine.] by Carlyle, Thomas

London: James Fraser, 1837 First edition. Late nineteenth-century polished tan calf. Covers and spine ruled in gilt, top edges gilt, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. Binding by Bickers & Sons, with their stamp in each volume. Three volumes, octavo. A f…

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$4000.00


The Holy Experiment...Series of Mural Paintings by Violet Oakley...in the Governor's Reception Room and in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. by Oakley, Violet

[ Philadelphia: 1922 ] One of 500 copies, signed by the author. 250 copies comprised the international edition with translations in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. The pages of the original manuscript were written and illuminated by the a…

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$2750.00


The Illuminated Calendar and Home Diary for 1845 by Humphreys, Noel

London: Longman & Co., [n.d., 1845?] First edition. Publisher's white glazed paper over boards. Elaborate arabesque pattern with floral designs stamped in gilt, blue, and red, on front cover, back cover ruled in blue with gilt arabesque ornament in cente…

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$950.00


Memoirs of Sir Thomas More, with a New Translation of His Utopia, His History of King Richard III, and His Latin Poems. Translated by Arthur Cayley, the Younger, Esq. by [ More, Sir Thomas ]. Cayley, Arthur

London: Published by Cadell and Davis, Strand 1808 First edition. The Cayley translation of Utopia is the third translation of that work. Contemporary half green morocco over marbled boards with a five-paneled spine tooled and lettered in gilt. Top edge…

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$1500.00


The Bohun Manuscripts: A Group of Five Manuscripts Executed in England About 1370 for Members of the Bohun Family…with an introductory note on the group by Eric George Millar. by James, Montague Rhodes

Oxford: Printed for the Roxburghe Club by John Johnson at the University Press, 1936 First edition. Note that the present item is seemingly the most thorough reproduction of the Bohun manuscripts to date. Images of the manuscripts, other than that made f…

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$3000.00


A Collection of Several Pieces of Mr. John Locke, Never before printed, or not extant in his Works. Publish'd by the Author of the Life of the ever-memorable Mr. John Hales, &c by Locke, John

London: Printed by J. Bettenham for R. Francklin.. 1720 First edition, first issue, with engraved vignette of a seated muse with cherubs. Includes "The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina," which Sabin notes is "the first instrument ever digested and w…

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$1500.00


Riding for Ladies. The Common Sense of Riding. With hints on the stable. Illustrated by A[lfred] Chantrey Corbould. by O'Donoghue, [Nannie Lambert] Power

Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1887. First American edition. A London edition was published in the same year. The present edition is uncommon with only eight copies on OCLC (seven in the Northeast and one in Ohio). . Publisher's olive-green pictorial cloth w…

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$500.00


Memorial of HRH Albert Prince of Wales and HRH Alexandra Princess of Denmark by Russell, William Howard

London: Day and Son, [1863] First edition of "one of the finest chromolithograph folios of the 'sixties" (Ruari McLean, Victorian Book Design). Publisher's red cloth over beveled boards. Elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, with the initials "R.D." …

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$3000.00


Four educational posters issued by Pontiac as part of their "Indians of North America" series released for classroom use and showroom display.] Deer in the Water; The First Thanksgiving; Out of the Past; Gateway to the West. by [ Pontiac Motor Company. ] [ Education. ]

Detroit: Pontiac Motor Division, General Motors, 1954 These posters were issued in conjunction with an advertising campaign for a new line of Pontiac models. Pontiac often depicted Native people in their advertisements, in line with the adoption of the …

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$500.00


The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church. According to the Use of the Church of England. Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David. Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches.

London John Baskett, 1717 This copy is described on page 144 of Griffiths' The Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer, several variants with engraved borders. This copy is another variant without engraved borders. Full red morocco with ornate gilt pan…

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$2250.00


Lettres à Son Altesse Royale le Duc regnant de Saxe-Coburg et Gotha sur la théorie des probabilités, appliquée aux science morales et politiques. by Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques

Brussels: M. Haney, 1846 First edition of "Quetelet's best researches on the application of probability to the physical and social sciences" (Cajori). Original printed wrappers. Affixed to the bottom portion of the front wrappers is a printed slip for t…

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$2500.00


Logick: Or, the Right Use of Reason in the Enquiry After Truth, with A Variety of Rules to guard against Error, in the Affairs of Religion and Human Life, as well as in the Sciences. By I. Watts. by Watts, Isaac

London: Printed for John Clark and Richard Hett 1725 First edition. Contemporary calf, rebacked in modern calf, gilt burgundy morocco spine label. . Woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Corners worn, nineteenth-century library armorial bookplates.…

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$2000.00


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