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The True History of the Conquest of Mexico, By Captain Bernal Diaz del Castillo, one of the Conquerors. Written in the year 1568 by Dïaz del Castillo, Bernal (1492-1585)

viii+514 pages with frontispiece map. Quarto (10 1/2" x 8 3/4") housed in a custom slipcase. Translated by Maurice Keatinge. First English edition. Bernal Dïaz del Castillo was a conquistador, who wrote an eyewitness account of the conquest of Mexico by...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$1,250.00


The Community of the Future by Lasker, Emanuel (1868-1941)

295 pages. small octavo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Signed by the author. First edition.At the end of his life Lasker wrote "The Community of the Future" - a book in which he tried to put down ...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$3,250.00


The Writings of Thomas Jefferson: Memorial Edition; Containing his Autobiography, Notes on Virginia, etc by Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

20 volumes. Volume 1: xxiv+492 pages with plates, tables and two foldout facsimiles of Jefferson's draft of the Declaration of Independence. Volume 2: xlxii+450 with plates and tables. Volume 3: xx+494 pages with plates, tables and three foldout facsimile...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$3,000.00


Uncle Remus Returns by Harris, Joel Chandler (1845-1908)

[i-ii], [i-x]-175+[printer's imprint] with frontispiece and 7 plates. Small octavo (7 1/4" x 4 7/89") bound original publisher tan cloth with brown lettering to spine and pictorial cover in original jacket. (BAL: 7168) First edition.Joel Chandler Harris (...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$1,700.00


Cleveland Public Library, John G White Department: Catalog of the Chess Collection (Including Checkers) by Clevland Public Library

2 volumes: [iv]+613 pages; [iv]+578 pages. Folio (14 1/4" x10 1/4") bound in original red gilt lettering to spine. Introduction by George J Maciuszko. (Betts: 1-58) First edition.This catalog consists of some 15,000 items from the chess and checker sec...

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$3,250.00


Bobby Fischer Uncensored by De Lucia, David and Alessandra

394 pages with diagrams, plates, photographs, and facsimiles. Quarto (11" 8 3/4") original proof sheets with corrections by David De Lucia. Final proof copy before publication.Among the highlights of this collection are signed childhood books, numerous si...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$1,500.00


Chess Fundamentals by Jose Raul "J R" Capablanca y Graupera, (1888-1942)

vii+246 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/4") bound in original black cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind stamped pictorial chess board to front cover. Signed by Capablanca. (Betts:11-24) First edition. Published shortly after he had won...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$2,675.00


The De La Cruz-Badiano Aztec Herbal of 1552 by Gates, William Edmond (1863-1940)

xxxii+144 pages, with reproductions from the codex (many in color), and index. Octavo (8 ¾ “ x 6 ½ ”) issued in blue buckram with gilt lettering to spine. From the library of George M Foster. . 1st edition in English.This volume contains the full te...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$200.00


The Book of the London International Chess Congress 1899 by Lord, Frederick Williams (c1856-1937) and W Ward-Higgs (editors)

ii+232 pages with diagrams, index and tables. Quarto (10 1/2" x 6 3/4") bound in three quarter leather with gilt lettered spine label and original vignette affixed to front cover. Annotations by Leopold Hoffer. Provenance Galsgow Chess Club (Betts: 7-3...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$1,500.00


The Chess Player's Chronicle Volume X (10) by Howard Staunton (1810-1874) editor

374+vi pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in period cloth with blind stamped covers with gilt insignia, and gilt decoration and lettering to spine. From the library of Dino Ruggieri. Volume X (10). (Betts: 7-1) First edition.Br>...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$350.00


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Twain, Mark [PSUED Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910)

[i-ix]+17-[275 (verso blank)]; 4 pages published advertisements; 2 separate blanks. Octavo (8 3/4" x 7"). bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt verso lettering on spine with black decoration on spine and cover with gilt lettering and decorati...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$1,500.00


Work of Art by Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)

[i-viii+452+[453-56] pages. Octavo (8 1/8" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's medium blue cloth with gilt on spine with concentric impressed rectangle enclosing a gilt laurel branch on cover in original pictorial jacket. 50,000 copies of the first ed...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$50.00


l'echiquier: Revue Internationale d'Echecs by Edmond Lancel (1888-1959) editor

570 pages with diagrams, tables, plates and index. Quarto (12 1/2" x 9 1/2") issued in wrappers. Volume 2. (Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana:5974) First edition.The l'Echiquer, a Belgian magazine of consistently high quality, was published in 1925 ...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$480.00


A Gallery of Children by Milne, Alan Alexander (1882-1956)

Philadelphia: David McKay Co, 1925 105 pages with 12 colored illustrations. Royal Quarto (12" x9 1/2") issued in blue cloth with black lettering to spine and cover, cover with pictorial. Illustrations by H Willebeek le Mair. 1st American edition. Alan Al...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$10.00


The Book of the Sixth American Chess Congress, containing the games of the International Chess Tournament held at New York in 1889 by Steinitz, William (1836-1900)

New York: Sixth American Chess Congress, 1891 xxxviii+490 pages with table and diagrams. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 7") bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and black chess pictorial to both covers. Limited to 500 copies. This is copy 88 i...

From The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB

$2,000.00


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