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The Influence of Sea Power Upon History 1660-1783 by Alfred Thayer Mahan

557 pages. Very good condition, with a few penciled numbers from owner's cataloging, a little age-soiling on cover and a couple of slightly bumped corners; all pages clean, tight and secure, except title page, which has detached.Admiral Alfred Thayer Mah...

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Della Historia Vinitiana (Libri XII) by Bembo, Pietro

179 pages. Rebound in full vellum; binding tight, all pages clean, no tears, no repairs, some pencil marks. Very slight foxing here and there and delicate age-tinting. Five raised bands, title stamped in gold on red leather label.Scholar, poet, musician,...

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A Description of the Historic Monuments of Cyprus by Jeffrey, George H. Everett

New binding. A very little age-darkening of pages.. Flyleaf bears handwritten "George Jeffrey, Nicosia, 12-XI-29" presumably in Jeffrey's hand; flyleaf also has "ghost" of another document, wherein the outline of the signature of medievalist John L. La M...

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A History of Prices by Tooke, Thomas

In 6 volumes, covering 1793-1856; vol. 1 published 1838, vol. 6 published 1857. Very Good: no cracks or tears, slight abrasions on spine of volume four.Tooke's groundbreaking analysis of the financial and commercial history of the period, concentratin...

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The Care of Books by Clark, John Willis

330 pages, 165 tissue-protected illustrations, coated paper. The covering of the spine is partially detached, and there is some rubbing and bumping. The binding is tight, and all pages are intact and clean. Bears the bookplate of Kenneth M. Setton of th...

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The Present State of the Morea, Called Anciently Peloponnesus by Bernard Randolph

Randolph's famous record of his travels in the Peloponnese in the 1670's and 80's, including the Aegean Islands, Crete and Rhodes. His account is unusual and interesting because, unlike most travelers of the time, he is interested in the contemporary lif...

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The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture by Bailey, L.H

3 Volumes complete, 3639 pages; no markings, not ex-library. A little corner bumping and spines are tanned; a little stretching at heads of spines, but no fraying. Otherwise, volumes are in very good condition, with all pages tight, bright, intact and u...

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Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples by Palma di Cesnola, Luigi

456 pages. Very good condition, taupe cloth binding with gold-stamped author, title and decoration, and red-stamped Cypriot decorative devices on front and rear boards. A little fraying at head and heel of spine, a little corner-bumping and tanning of s...

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A History of Numerical Analysis From the 16th Through the 19th Century by Goldstine, Herman, H

348 pages. Near Fine. The only flaw is some lightening of the spine due to tanning. The book has no marks of any kind except for inscription from author to former owner and fellow member of The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton K.M. Setton (191...

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Materials Toward a History of Witchcraft by Henry Charles Lea

Three volumes, near fine; this book appears unused. Eminent 19th century medieval historian, patriot and activist Henry Charles Lea's famous and exhaustive compendium of materials concerning witchcraft from the writings of the early Hebrews down to 1547....

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The History and Topography of the United States of North America by Hinton, John Howard

Complete, Vols. 1 and 2 in one. Full leather; owner's name gilt-stamped in black label on front board, marbled endpapers. Good +: some abrasions and water/ink stains on front board, some abrasions on rear board, some corner bumping and a fair amount of f...

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Dombey and Son by Dickens, Charles

The Charles Dickens Edition, 545 pages with eight illustrations.A very nice contemporary (undated) copy of Dickens's classic, published between 1867 and 1879 (Chapman and Hall published some undated editions during that period). Very good condition, with...

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The Naval and Military Exploits Which Have Distinguished the Reign of George the Third by Jehoshaphat Aspin

Few scratches on hinge, slight discoloration of cover, mild age-browning of pages, Very little foxing. Five raised bands on spine, title, author and date gilt stamped in compartments. Aspin's classic, highly specific, detailed, interesting and actually qu...

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Alice Adams by Tarkington, Booth

434 pages. Solid and clean, a little age-darkening, a little foxing and a few light stains on a few early pages; binding slightly cocked, front hinge just starting.This is the second state of the first printing, because the word transposition on pg. 419,...

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The Open-Air Churches of Sixteenth-Century Mexico by McAndrew, John

Dust Jacket a little frayed at top of boards and head of spine, spine of jacket tanned, volume itself in fine condition, no marks, no corner bumps, has inscription from author on flyleaf, his obituary pasted on inside of flyleaf. Page tops dyed. ...

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