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The construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments : Translated from the French of...
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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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Gallen. 1682. A New Almanack for the said Year, beign the second after Leap-year. Containing the...
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1682 RARE Gallen Almanac Gunpowder Plot England Tobacco Astronomy Comets PlagueThe Gallen Almanac was a recurring almanac in 17th-century England. This 1682 edition features charts and chronological lists beginning with the creation of the world describing major world events including:Saxon invasionInvention of printingFirst use of tobacco in EnglandGunpowder TreasonCharles I return to SpainGreat London plagueSightings of comets in EnglandAlso included are many fascinating, handwritten notes alongside a ledger that records numerous farming transactions. Item number: #5212Price: $599GALLEN, Tho.Gallen. 1682. A New Almanack for the said Year, beign the second after Leap-year. Containing the Lunations, eclipses, aspects of the Planets, and daily disposition of the Air. With Directions to such as use Marts or Fairs…Travellers that coast the kingdom.London: printed by M.F. for the Company of Stationers. 1682.Details: Collation: Complete with all pages144 unnumbered pages48 printed text54 handwritten… Read More
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Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God: with the history of the devotion to her,...
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1853 Life of Blessed Virgin Mary Orsini English Catholic Ireland IllustratedA beautiful, rare English edition of Orsini's 'Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary.' This fine work of Catholic literature was translated out of the original French into English and is "a labor of love for a Catholic to celebrate the praises and publish the renown of our most dear Mother." Called a 'Superb Work' by the Lambruschini 'Treatise on the Immaculate Conception', this work was written to honor the Virgin Mary and hold her in the highest regard. Translated by Mrs. J Sadlier, this work "follows the course of the universal devotion wherewith the Church has honored, and does still honor, this Queen of angels and of men. It shows how from age to age that devotion has grown and prospected coequal with Catholicity and records the shrines and churches erected in every land under her invocation. It embodies the Eastern traditions concerning her with the conclusive testimony of the Fathers; the little which is related of her in… Read More
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The Song of Hiawatha
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The Song of Hiawatha

by LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth

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1855 1ed 1st printing Song of Hiawatha Henry Longfellow Poetry Native American

"When thou smilest, my beloved,
Then my troubled heart is brightened"
– H.W. Longfellow, Song of Hiawatha

An incredible first edition of 'The Song of Hiawatha' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This epic and popular 19th-century poem tells the love story of an Ojibwe warrior and his love for a Doakota woman. Longfellow describes Indian legends that have stood the test of time, particularly in comparison to the religious themes that are employed through verse.

It was Longfellow who helped the American public understand the image of the Native American. According to Pearce,
"It was Longfellow who fully realized for mid-19th-century Americans the possibility of the image of the noble savage. [Prior to 'Hiawatha'] there was a general feeling that the Indian belonged nowhere in American life but in dim prehistory" (p. 191)
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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
The Song of Hiawatha
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Quran
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Quran

by Quran

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1800 Arabic Quran Middle East ARAB Muslim Islam Persia Sultan Serkis Bey

A rare, journal-style Arabic Quran. This curious volume features a handwritten provenance of a 19th-century sultan of Turkey and Italy Ambassador Serkis Bey.

Item number: #7898
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Quran
Quran
ca.1800

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P Gyllii de Bosporo Thracio lib III.
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P Gyllii de Bosporo Thracio lib III.

by GILLES, Pierre

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1632 1ed Gyllius Thracio Constantinople Byzantine Elzevier TURKEY Bosporus
The best edition of Gyllius!

Petrus Gyllius was a French natural scientist from the 16th-century whose works ranged from topographical to studying about fish of the Mediterranean Sea. According to Blackmer, Gyllius works are
"among the earliest works to describe Constantinople and the Thracian Bosphorus. They provided authentic and reliable sources of information for early travelers."

This first Elzevier edition of Gyllius's 'Bosporo Thracio' is the first book written on the Bosporus, or the Strait of Istanbul. It provides a detailed account of the history of Istanbul as well as an in-depth look at Byzantine archaeology.
Item number: #8140
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GILLES, Pierre
P Gyllii de Bosporo Thracio lib III.
Lugduni Batavorum: Elzevir, 1632. First edition.

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Costumes civils actuels de tous les peuples connus dessinés d'après nature gravés et...
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1788 COSTUMES Illustrated Inuit Eskimo Pacific Indians Alaska AFRICA Quakers

First published in 1784, Sylvain Marechal's 'Civil Costumes' was an impressive and important work on the cultures of people groups from all over the world. It has 58 full-page, hand-colored engravings depicting clothing and costumes from Western cultures, African and Native American tribes, Pacific Islanders, and from all over the rest of the known world. These incredible illustrations were engraved by Grasset de Saint-Sauveur.
This fourth volume from the 1788 edition covers the clothing, cultures, and religion of the inhabitants of Senegal, Guinea, Madagascar, Mexico, Inuit from Shaktoolik Alaska, and even the Quakers. The illustrations depict both men in women in formal dress including the upper bourgeoisie.
Item number: #8604
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MARECHAL, Sylvain
Costumes civils actuels de tous les peuples connus dessinés d'après nature gravés et coloriés accompagnés d'une notice historique sur leurs coutumes,… Read More
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Celtic myth & legend, poetry & romance
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Celtic myth & legend, poetry & romance

by SQUIRE, Charles

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1912 Celtic Myth OCCULT Witchcraft Gaelic gods Fantasy GIANTS Color Illustrated

Charles Squire's 'Celtic myth & legend' is one of the first compact compilations of the mythical, legendary, and poetic traditions of the Gaelic and British Celts. Squire includes an introductory essay on the importance of Celtic mythology, the religion of the ancient Britons and Druidism, and the sources of knowledge of the Celtic mythology. He divides the tales into three main sections:
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The Gaelic Gods and Their Stories
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The British Gods and Their Stories
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Survivals of the Celtic Paganism

This undated edition includes 4 color and 20 monochrome paintings by J.H.F. Bacon & other artists!

Item number: #9663
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SQUIRE, Charles
Celtic myth & legend, poetry & romance
London, Gresham Pub. Co. [1912]

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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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[Corpus Juris Civilis]
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[Corpus Juris Civilis]

by JUSTINIAN

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1589 ENORMOUS LAW Corpus Juris Civilis Justinian Codex Digest Godefroy 6v SET

"Freedom is the natural ability of everyone to do what he likes, unless it is prohibited by law or by force."
― Justinian I
Justinian's 'Corpus Juris Civilis' is unquestionably the fundamental work on law and jurisprudence! Parts of this work were originally intended to be used by law students, but they were not solely used as a textbook – they carried legal weight …as law! It includes four distinct parts – Codex, Digest, Institutes, and Novellae – each written with a different purpose.
'Digest' or 'Pandectae' is a collection of juristic treatises taken from various legal writings of Ulpian and Paulus. 'Codex'
was the Justinian's attempt at organizing the laws in a systematic manner – each of these works is included in this enormous 16th-century six-volume edition.
The Godefroy editions of this iconic work were influential in the law field well into the 20th-century. While Godefroy was known as a jurist, his… Read More
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Alice in Wonderland
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Alice in Wonderland

by CARROLL, Lewis

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1911 Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll Fantasy Atwell COLOR Illustrated Classic

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"
– Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll's landmark masterpiece, 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,' was first published in 1865. This fascinating fantasy tale of a young girl falling down a rabbit hole, is surely one of the most iconic pieces of literature for all time. It has been adapted into many different versions of film, most notably by Disney in 1951.
A fine undated edition of "Alice in Wonderland", featuring 12 full page color plates by Mabel Lewis Atwell imagining Alice as a girl with red hair!
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CARROLL, Lewis
Alice in Wonderland

London; Paris: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., [1911].

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White Fang
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White Fang

by LONDON, Jack

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1906 1st ed White Fang by Jack London Adventure Novel Illustrated Wolves Indians

'White Fang' is an early 20th-centurty American novel by Jack London. This adventure story tells the tale of a sled dog and his pack through the Yukon Territory during the 1890s Gold Rush. It was an extremely popular book, much in part to London's previous best-seller 'Call of the Wild'. 'White Fang' includes themes of dog fighting, animal violence, and Native American cultures.
This 1906 first edition includes 6 color plates by Charles Livingston Bull.

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LONDON, Jack
White Fang
New York: Macmillan Co., 1906. First edition.
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Ned Donnelly's art of boxing : a manual of sparring and self defense : illustrated with forty...
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1880 Art of BOXING Combat Sports Illustrated Pugilism Self-Defense Ned Donnelly
Ned Donnelly's 'Art of Boxing' is a late 19th-century instructional and training manual on boxing and combat sports. This book includes illustrated sketches depicting various moves, positions, and punches.

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DONNELLY, Ned
Ned Donnelly's art of boxing : a manual of sparring and self defense : illustrated with forty engravings showing the various blows, stops and guards, and explaining all the modern methods of attack and defense
New York : Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, [1880].

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The Book of the Flower Fairies
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The Book of the Flower Fairies

by BARKER, Cicely Mary

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1927 1ed Flower FAIRIES Cicely Barker Magic Fantasy Fairy Color Illustrated ART

Cicely Mary Barker was an English illustrator best known for a series of fantasy illustrations depicting fairies and flowers. Barker worked with greeting cards and juvenile magazine illustrations, and her first book, Flower Fairies of the Spring, was published in 1923. Barker's 'Book of the Flower Fairies' combined all of her three flower fairy books, 'Flower Fairies of the Spring,' 'Flower Fairies of Summer,' 'Flower Fairies of Autumn' into one.

This beautiful edition includes 72 exquisite full-page color illustrations with numerous in text illustrations throughout.
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BARKER, Cicely Mary

The Book of the Flower Fairies
London; Glasgow: Blackie & Son, [1927]. First edition

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