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1 Aggasiz Fuertes, Louis Four Ducks on the Shoreline (Vintage Lithograph)
New York None Indicated 1900 Print Very Good 4to 11" - 13" tall 
1 pages; This attractive lithograph of ducks is signed in the plate by Louis Aggasiz Fuertes. It measures 9" tall x 11 5/8" wide (image size 7 1/4" x 10"). Image is clear and clean; minor toning and a couple faint creases at margins. It bears no legend or printing information. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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WILLIAM ALLINGHAM - A Diary, Allingham, H. ; D. Radford
2 Allingham, H. ; D. Radford WILLIAM ALLINGHAM - A Diary
London Macmillan 1907 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
x, 404 pages; Former owner's name on ffep and a few lines in pencil quoting Allingham's poem "The Fairies", otherwise clean and tight in original navy blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine. Upper corners rounded, portrait frontispiece. William Allingham, a writer and poet born in Donegal, Ireland, became sub-editor of Frazer's Magazine in 1870. In early 1874 he assumed the position of editor from Froude, and later that year married Helen Patterson, the watercolour painter. Allingham was a close friend of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who contributed to the illustration of his book Day and Night Songs. In this diary he records his lively encounters with Tennyson, Carlyle, Darwin, Dickens and many other writers and artists. 
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3 Alvin, Colonel ; et Commandant Andre Les Canons de la Victoire -- Septieme Edition du Manuel d'Artillerie Lourde Revue et Considerablement Augmentee
Paris Charles LaVauzelle & Cie. 1923 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
ix, (1), 572 pages; Preface de M. Le Marchal Joffre. Avec 422 croquis et figures dans le texte. OCLC 458462719 Original owner's name on ffep - Major Anderegg [of the Swiss Army], otherwise clean and tight in pulisher's green cloth binding with black lettering. Illustrated throughout with diagrams, charts and drawings. A foundational reference for artillerymen and officers written by Colonel Pierre Hippolyte Scipion Isidore Alvin and Commandant Felix d'Andre. In February 1914, then Captain Pierre Alvin published a detailed essay on the use of field artillery during the Balkan War in the Journal des Sciences Militaires. In the conclusion he speculates about the role of heavy artillery should a conflict arise between France and Germany, which it obviously did when World War I broke out. The treatise offered here reflects his accumulated experience, knowledge and research joined with that of Commandant Andre. Commandant Felix d' Andre, adjutant and A.D.C. to General Pau, was a distinguished soldier, a world traveller, and a writer on military tactics. In 1900 he was a member of the French military mission to Peru, where he served as sub-director, and later director- in-chief of all military instruction in that country. His career there was brilliant, resulting in Peru's admirable preparedness when the difficulties with Bolivia arose. In the Great War, Commandant Andre played a major role in the Battle of the Marne, for which he received the Cross of the Legion of Honour. He was captured after making an heroic defence at Ailly Wood for four days, and was confined in a German military prison for two years, being eventually released in an exchange of prisoners. 
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LE CAMPAGNE ITALIANE PRIMA E DOPO IL MILLE - Una Societa in Transformazione, Andreolli, Bruno ; Massimo Montanari; Vito Fumagalli; et al
4 Andreolli, Bruno ; Massimo Montanari; Vito Fumagalli; et al LE CAMPAGNE ITALIANE PRIMA E DOPO IL MILLE - Una Societa in Transformazione
Bologna Editrice CLUEB 1985 Softcover Fine 8vo 
Biblioteca di Storia Agraria Medievale; Clean and tight in original blue wrappers. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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UKRAINSKA HRAFIKA XI-POCHATKU XX ST  Albom, Andrij Oleksijovic V'unik
5 Andrij Oleksijovic V'unik UKRAINSKA HRAFIKA XI-POCHATKU XX ST Albom
Kiev Mystetstvo 1994 5771506214 / 9785771506210 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Ukrainian Edition; 326 pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwsie clean and tight in original pictorial boards. Text in Ukrainian. Profusely illustrated in black & white. OCLC 751297842 Summary and list of illustrations in English. Includes bibliographical references (p. 316-317) 
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GUIDE TO KNOLE  Its State Rooms, Pictures, and Antiquities, with a short account of the Possessors and Park of Knol, Anon.
6 Anon. GUIDE TO KNOLE Its State Rooms, Pictures, and Antiquities, with a short account of the Possessors and Park of Knol
Sevenoaks J Salmon 1913 Paperback Very Good 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
59 pages; Former owner's name on front wrapper, otherwise clean and tight in original printed wrappers, toning to endpapers near spine. OCLC: 931542205 
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ABERDEEN FIFTY YEARS AGO being A Series of Twenty-One Engravings of Buildings In and that were about Aberdeen, Anonymous
7 Anonymous ABERDEEN FIFTY YEARS AGO being A Series of Twenty-One Engravings of Buildings In and that were about Aberdeen
Aberdeen Lewis Smith 1868 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
129 pages; along with Wood Engravings of Some of the Wells, etc. Brown cloth over pictorial boards showing the Gateway to the Old Trades Hall (repeating the engraved titlepage inside). All engraved plates and maps present, lightly age toned. Boards lightly soiled, rubbed and bumped at edges. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Ce qu'il Ne Faut Pas Oublier de Faire a ANNECY, Anonymous
8 Anonymous Ce qu'il Ne Faut Pas Oublier de Faire a ANNECY
Annecy n.p. 1950 Paperback Very Good+ 12mo 
A travel pamphlet with maps, pictures, history & suggestions of sites and activities not to be missed when visiting Annecy, like the steam boat tour of the lake. Also included is a b&w postcard of the Hotel Beau Rivage, Annecy. Date is approximate.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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FORENINGEN TIL NORSKE FORTIDSMINDESMERKERS BEVARING - Arbok 1957, Anonymous
9 Anonymous FORENINGEN TIL NORSKE FORTIDSMINDESMERKERS BEVARING - Arbok 1957
Oslo Groendahl & Sons 1958 First Edition Softcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Clean and tight in original publisher's binding in very good dustjacket. A well illustrated examination of Norwegian architecture; this covering 1957. This series was published for many decades. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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GEREFORMEERDE DYCK - RECHTEN VAN THIELRE ENDE BOMMELRE - WEERDEN, Anonymous
10 Anonymous GEREFORMEERDE DYCK - RECHTEN VAN THIELRE ENDE BOMMELRE - WEERDEN
Arnhem By Die Weduwe Van Joh: Frederick Hagen 1683 Hardcover Very Good 4to 
100 pages; Small 4to: Unpaginated -- 50 leaves. At the end, there is a separately paginated appendix -- "Contract Over het opmaaken van doorgebrooke Dihken in Boemelerweerd, waervan mentie word gemaekt Cap. XVI. Van de Gereformeerde Dihkrechten ..." 7 & [1, blank] pp. Uncut, in contemporary pattern-printed paper covered boards, backed with dark red sheep. The spine is rubbed (much color is lost) -- and the main text is printed on paper which shows considerable browning throughout. (The 8-page appendix at the end is not affected by this browning) . A scarce book about the laws concerning dykes and their consequences. There is a small slip of paper with a single word pasted over another word on the bottom line of the recto of K1.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe  including "Traite de paix entre l'Angleterre & les Caraïbes de l'isle Saint-Vincent", Anonymous
11 Anonymous Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe including "Traite de paix entre l'Angleterre & les Caraïbes de l'isle Saint-Vincent"
Genève [but probably Paris] Ch.- J. Panckoucke 1773 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
On offer here is an attractive volume in 18th century full calf, bound in the French style, (flat spine with floral tools in gilt, red label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges decoratively stained red). The volume in which these interesting numbers of the now-scarce 'Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe' is in a handsome contemporary binding which shows only minor rubbing -- mostly along the hinges, apart from some moderate fraying and loss at the corners and erosion of the top cap of the spine, exposing the headband. The original swirl-marbled endpapers are intact and the inner hinges are tight and secure; the sewing is sound and tight throughout. There are scattered brown marks and paper flaws, reflecting the mediocre quality of the paper selected for this journal, which was hardly expected to last for 240 years. This volume contains issues 10-18 of the interesting periodical "Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe," covering events of April-June of 1773. This journal was published every 10 days for the active Parisian publisher and bookseller Charles-Joseph Panckoucke. One of the "différentes Cours de L'Europe" in which events were covered extensively was London, with pages of details of goings on in England and its colonies offered in each issue. There is an unusually detailed account, with full text (in French) of a significant treaty signed by a representative of King George III: "Traite de paix entre l'Angleterre & les Caraïbes de l'isle Saint-VIncent." This appears on pp. 45-48 of Numero 12 -- issued 30 Avril, 1773. The treaty is presented as having been agreed to on the 17th "de ces mois," and so it is very much in the category of breaking news. This treaty is now fairly (but undeservedly) obscure, but the situation it attempted to settle grew out of one famous treaty, from ten years before and it proved to be a fascinating precursor to another more famous treaty, signed ten years later. In one of the lesser re-assignments of the territories of the world effected by the 1763 Treaty of Paris at the conclusion of the Seven Years' War -- Britain was awarded the right to rule over the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent. The island's history, of course, is much older; native American Arawak and Carib tribes settled over several centuries on a number of islands in the Lesser Antilles including St.Vincent. The Arawaks arrived around 100AD, and the Caribs about a thousand years later. The Caribs, more organized and aggressive, subdued and absorbed the culture of the Arawaks. Shortly after the first British claim on Saint Vincent in 1627, two Dutch ships carrying captured Nigerians destined for slavery were shipwrecked in 1635 off the coast of St. Vincent. Some of the Africans were able to swim ashore and find shelter in the Carib villages. This population of Africans and their descendants was augmented over the years, including in 1675 when a ship carrying British settlers and their slaves was shipwrecked between St. Vincent and Bequia. Only the slaves survived the shipwreck and they also came to live and mix with the native mixed Carib-Arawak population. A certain number of escaped slaves from nearby Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia also added to the African-Carib population. After some friction, and even wars, eventually the native Caribs and the newer African arrivals merged and blended their cultures. British settlers distinguished them as "Black Caribs" and "Red (or yellow) Caribs. The "Black" people so-designated by outsiders preferred to call themselves Garifuna. Throughout some of this period, there were French settlers who arrived with the intention of making their living as planters. They seemed to get along with the native population with less friction, but the British land owners seemed united in their desire to form large plantations and to run the Caribs off the most desireable land. They tried to buy the land, tried military action with the minor forces available, but the "Black" Caribs resisted both efforts. The British raised the stakes by sending Major General William Dalrymple, with troops borrowed from around the Caribbean and augmented by two regiments which were sent from North America (Dalrymple himself had been dispatched from Boston, where he had technically been in command of troops involved in the Boston Massacre, although he himself had not been present). Despite his best efforts, Dalrymple was unable to subdue the resisting Caribs, led by the now-legendary Chief Joseph Chatoyer -- who knew the windward side of the islands and the hills far better than any of their combantants. In February, opponents of the Government of Lord North raised objections in Parliament, and obtained votes which compelled the British Government to end the fighting and secure peace on the best terms possible. The French language text offered here appears to be a word for word version of the 24 articles of the English treaty published in the 'Saint Vincent Gazette' of 27 February 1773. One article, number VIII, is of extraordinary interest concerning Slavery and the trade (which would continue in the British possessions for nearly another sixty years). The heart of this article requires that Runaway Slaves in the possession of the Caribs are to be given up, that efforts must be made to discover and capture others, and it must be agreed that no future efforts to encourage, receive or harbour other slaves shall be made, under the penalty of fortiture of lands. Finally, it was stated that removal of Slaves from the Island constituted a Capital crime. The Caribs were required to pledge allegiance to King George III, but were made British subjects (which gave legal standing to enforce article VIII, of course). In return, the British ceded a well-defined portion of the Island to the Caribs -- (called the prettiest and most fertile part of the land by at least one subsequent scholar). Thus concluded the first Anglo-Carib War. This treaty did not endure for the ages... During three days in June of 1779, French ships fighting on behalf of the Revolutionaries in (North) America quickly took possession of Saint Vincent (with the assistance of Joseph Chatoyer and the "Black Caribs"). But in the Treaty of Versailles which was an ancillary treaty to the Treaty of Paris 1783 by which Britain also recognized the end of the American Revolutionary War saw the British restored as sovereigns over Saint Vincent. Relations between the British and their once-again subjects, the Caribs, disintegrated. The situation brought about a second Anglo-Carib war (1794-6), once again led by Joseph Chatoyer. As in the first war, the Caribs gave the British forces all they could manage for over a year, but after the death in battle of Chatoyer on March 14, 1795, the end seemed inevitable, although fighting raged throughout St. Vincent over the next year with both sides sustaining heavy losses. The final battle took place at Vigie on June 10th, 1796. After a night of arduous fighting the Caribs approached the British with a truce flag. The victorious British then did a remarkable thing, which has repercussions lasting throughout the Caribbean and extending to South and North America through the present time. They sorted the 5000 Caribs who surrendered, separating the darkest skinned individuals, and those with the most "African" features, from the "Yellow Caribs." This darkest majority of the so-called Black Caribs were first sent to Balliceaux in the Grenadines and then on to Bequia. Eventually, in 1797 the survivors were transported hundreds of miles to the island of Roatan off the Honduran coast in Central America. This extraordinary settlement has permanently affected the modern populations of Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Honduras. The 1773 treaty offered in its French version here, may have become moot in just over six years, but it will stand forever as the first time that Britain was compelled by military force to negociate a treaty as equals with indiginous citizens of the New World. The incident has lasting imporance to African American history, and the lamentable history of the Slave Trade. (There is even a painting which records the negotiations for the treaty -- commissioned of the itinerant artist Agostino Brunias by Sir William Young, a major landowner on Saint Vincent, who became governor of Dominica; lithographs based on the painting were sold). Of course, there is much other news from all over Europe in these pages, including an interesting account from the future United States with details of the grant of land to Phineas Lyman and some of his fellow veterans of the French and Indian Wars. General Lyman was the most experienced American soldier of the period prior to the Revolution. He moved to England after 1762 and spent the next nine years petitioning for a grant of land in the newly established colony of West Florida. A tract near Natchez (now Mississippi) was granted by royal charter in 1772. Lyman led a band of settlers to the region in 1773 -- (see pp. 42-3 of Numero 11, 20 Avril, 1773). There is much in these pages about the troubles of the East India Company, and the Wilkes affair, as well. And, finally, there is an account of a significant incident in the tensions which moved events towards the American Revolution. Colonial Governor of Massachusetts Thomas Hutchinson, in a speech to the assembly, argued that either the colony was wholly subject to Parliament, or that it was effectively independent. The Boston Provincial Assembly's response, authored by John Adams, Samuel Adams, and Joseph Hawley, countered that the colonial charter granted autonomy -- and was described in an account on pages 39-40 of Numero 13, 10 Mai, 1773. 
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THE ABBEY GROUNDS (Newstead Abbey), Anonymous
12 Anonymous THE ABBEY GROUNDS (Newstead Abbey)
Nottingham Corporation of Nottingham 1955 Paperback Very Good 12mo 
20 pages; Newstead Abbey Publications No. 2. Photo illustrations, map. A visitors brochure for the Abbey Grounds. OCLC: 505077873; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE GENEVA PRELIMINARY MEETING of the UNIVERSAL RELIGIOUS PEACE CONFERENCE, Anonymous
13 Anonymous THE GENEVA PRELIMINARY MEETING of the UNIVERSAL RELIGIOUS PEACE CONFERENCE
New York WCIPTR 1928 First Edition Pamphlet Very Good+ 8vo 
36 pages; September 1928. Publication No. 6. Near Fine in original blue wrappers. Frontispiece photograph. OCLC: 14957599; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE NEAR EAST FROM WITHIN, Anonymous
14 Anonymous THE NEAR EAST FROM WITHIN
London Cassell and Company 1915 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
viii, 256 pages; Clean and tight in original navy blue cloth with gilt lettering and gilt image of crescent moon and star. Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and the image of a crescent moon and star; cloth mildly rubbed at spine ends. Frontispiece photograph of Peter I of Servia, 12 addition photogravure portraits of various leaders in Servia, Eypt; Roumania; Greece, Bulgaria, etc. Chapter headings include: Sultan Abdul Hamid; Life in Constantinople; Sultan Mohammed V; Russian influence in Constantinople; Sheikh-ul-Islam; Khedive Abbas Hilmi; Emperor William II; German Emperor at Konophischt; Rival Inflences in Greece, Tsar Ferdinand of Bulgaria; Persuading of Turkey; Egypt in the Balance, etc. OCLC: 167110 From a contemporary review: "The writer of this book has until recently, occupied a very high diplomatic position, as the intimacy of the relevations made will testify. For this reason the author must remain anonymous." Somehow I suspect this last statement was a bit of misdirection and this work originated in the Foreign Office. 
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The Century of Queens with Sketches of Some Princes of Literature and Art, Anonymous ; [ James Miller ]
15 Anonymous ; [ James Miller ] The Century of Queens with Sketches of Some Princes of Literature and Art
New York James Miller, Publisher 1872 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Small 4to 
251 & [7] ff. of plates pages; Illustrated. Publisher's green cloth, elaborate decorative stamping in gilt on front cover and spine (the front cover's pattern is repeated on the rear cover, in blind rather than gilt) -- chocolate brown endpapers, all edges gilt. Minor rubbing to the binding at the spine ends and corners, but still a clean, pleasing copy of this attractive example of the American "gift" book. Credit is given to the producer of this handsome volume on the verso of the title page: "Joseph J. Little, electrotyper, stereotyper, and printer." With a frontispiece engraved by Sartain, several steel-engravings, and text illustrations and ornaments throughout. The text is taken from Lucy Aiken, Mary Howitt, Miss Strickland, Mrs. Balmanno, Henry William Herbert and others, and is mostly devoted to the sixteenth century, but has a 19th century coda (tales from Lamb, Hood, and an account of the Portland Vase, etc.) Scarce -- see OCLC: 10193834 (American Antiquarian Society and two other locations). ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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16 Anonymous ; [Isaac Stern's Copy] OPTZECI DE ANI DE TEATRU EVREIESC IN ROMANIA 1876 - 1956
Bucharest Intreprinderia Poligrafica 1957 Softcover Very Good+ 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Bilingual edition in Yiddish and Romanian of this history of the Jewish theatre in Rumania. Former owner's name on half-title, otherwise clean and tight. From the collection of the violinist Isaac Stern [1920-2001] -- with his "chop" mark in Chinese characters at the rear. (In the Oscar-winning documentary of his 1979 trip to China, "From Mao to Mozart" Maestro Stern is seen receiving the gift of his chop with delight: "No more signing!" From now on, "Chop, Chop, Chop!") Date is approximate.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE MASTER RACE MENTALITY -  "We or They", Anspacher, Louis Kaufman
17 Anspacher, Louis Kaufman THE MASTER RACE MENTALITY - "We or They"
New York Island Workshop Press 1945 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
29 pages; Clean and tight in original mustard wrappers. During the last years of World War II, Louis K. Anspacher, an American playwright and poet, published this anti-German polemic. His radical arguement is that Pan-German nationalism is pervasive in Germans as a whole, and that it must be wiped out entirely. OCLC 1930282 
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Statuti regole ed ordinazioni della venerabile Archiconfraternita del SSMO [Santissimo] Nome di Maria nuovamente compilati e confermati con bolla della santita` di nostro signore Papa Pio VII. felicemente regnante, Arciconfraternita del Santissimo Nome di Maria
18 Arciconfraternita del Santissimo Nome di Maria Statuti regole ed ordinazioni della venerabile Archiconfraternita del SSMO [Santissimo] Nome di Maria nuovamente compilati e confermati con bolla della santita` di nostro signore Papa Pio VII. felicemente regnante
Roma Presso Lazzarini Stampatore della R.C.A. 1805 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Small 4to 
xix, [1] & 131 pages; Contemporary binding: quarter green morocco or roan leather, pressed grain, flat spine lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, marbled paper-covered boards in red and black, corners tipped in leather matching the spine, green silk ribbon placemark, plain endpapers. Moderate rubbing to the spine and corners, and some chipping to the marbled paper at the edges of the boards -- faint circular stamp of an Austro-Hungarian institution on the front free endpaper, with two numbers in blue and red pencil. One page has minor marks and underscoring in red pencil -- (p. 7). Pius VII, under whose Bull the confraternity of the Sacred Name of Mary was reorganized, reigned as Pope from 14 March 1800 to his death in 1823. Nearly his entire papacy was dominated by Napoleon and the necessity to deal with issues in the Church and the government(s) of Europe created by Napoleonic forces. Born in 1742 as Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti, the future pope became a Cardinal in 1785, four years before the French Revolution began. French troops under Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Rome in 1796, taking the previous Pope, Pius VI, prisoner. When Pius VI died in 1799, essentially in French custody, the process to elect a successor was remarkably complicated, for reasons not relevant to this description. It is interesting to note that Cardinal Chiaramonti, who took his papal name in honor of the previous pontiff, found it necessary to wear a papier-mâché papal tiara for his coronation, since the French had seized the original when apprehending Pius VI. The new Pope and his envoy to France, Cardinal Secretary of State Ercole Consalve, managed to negotiate the Concordat of 1801 with Napoleon, then First Counsul. Relations were near enough to normal for Pius VII to travel to Paris in order to attend Napoleon's coronation in 1804. He was depicted in Jacques-Louis David's famous painting of this event, seated directly behind the new Emperor, who is depicted in the act of crowning his Empress -- (a task Pius VII had expected to perform). An attendant behind the Pope is shown holding the new Papal tiara, known for all time as the Napoleon Tiara. [It was both too heavy and too small for any normal human to wear, and, just in case any observers missed the point of these problematic facts, the replacement tiara included a jewel or two from the looted original, which came to France with the previous pope]. These difficultes presaged the subsequent devolution of relations between Napoleon and the Papacy. The first leaf of the this book, in its dedication to Pius VII makes clear that the central reason for this reorganization of the "venerabile Archiconfraternita..." was a matter of real estate, specifically the confraterity's titular Church in the north end of the Imperial Fora, just by Trajan's Column. This important part of Rome had led a complicated central role for over fifteen hundred years when the feast of the Holy Name of Mary was introduced by Pope Innocent XI (1676-1689) to commemorate the victory of the forces led by the Polish king, John Sobieski over the Ottoman Turks at the second Siege of Vienna in 1683. Before this battle, Sobieski had placed his troops under the protection of the Virgin Mary; his victory permanently ended the dominance of the Turks in Europe. The Confraterity devoted to the Sacred Name of Mary was founded a few years later, and the first edition of its regulations which are renewed here was published in 1689. The confraternity acquired an old church, which is first mentioned in records in 1418, but was probably older -- [San Bernardo a Colonna Traiani]. After some renovations in the 1690's, the confraternity of the Sacred Name of Mary decided that its new location was really too small. They acquired an adjacent lot and erected a new, larger church built between 1736 to 1741 -- designed by a French architect, Antoine Dérizet. Opposite the new church were the back doors of the monasteries of Sant'Eufemia and Santo Spirito ai Monti. Soon before our 1805 book was published, these old monasteries had been demolished for archaeological excavations, seeking to uncover the Basilica Ulpia of the Forum of Trajan. So, at this time, Dérizet's domed church overlooked a significant excavation which had uncovered just a few tantalizing Roman bits. Pius VII's attention to this circumstance was prescient, as the French came back to Rome a few years later, (taking the city and also taking Pius VII prisoner). While Pius VII was detained in a series of locations convenient to Napoleon's armies (and highly unpleasant to the Pope and the state of his health), Napoleon's architects were drawing up plans to dig up and rearrange Rome to suit a new grandeur under Napoleonic rule. These plans called for the demolition of Dérizet's 1741 church, and a new plaza with Trajan's column at its center. Fortunately, these plans were not yet executed by 1814, when Napoleon's forces encountered substantial reverses and Pope Pius was rescued and restored to Rome. It should be noted that Pius VII was a cultivated man, fluent in at least four languages, a lover of old books and manuscripts (greatly to the benefit of the Vatican Library) and generally a fan of sensible archeological investigation. Specifically, he sponsored excavations in Ostia which revealed ancient ruins and icons; restored the Arch of Constantine; and ordered the construction of fountains and piazzas and erected the obelisk at Monte Pincio. This book is now rare; there are three single copies located in the OCLC World Cat... unhelpfully, each has a separate number. [See OCLC Number: 81864670 -- Harvard, Houghton Library; OCLC: 43534753 -- Univ. of Dayton, Roesch Library; and OCLC 249972563 -- Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz]. Our copy is complete, although two leaves of the final gathering were misfolded and now appear in incorrect order. 
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CRONIQUES DE LONDON, DEPUIS L'AN 44 HEN. III. JUSQU' À L'AN 17 EDW. III Edited from a M. S. In the Cottonian Library, Aungier, George James ; editor
19 Aungier, George James ; editor CRONIQUES DE LONDON, DEPUIS L'AN 44 HEN. III. JUSQU' À L'AN 17 EDW. III Edited from a M. S. In the Cottonian Library
London Printed for the Camden Society By John Bowyer Nichols and Son 1844 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Square 8vo 
xxii + [2] + 112 + [36] pages; Publisher's dark green-grey cloth, spine lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, with an arabesque pattern stamped in blind on the front and rear covers, pale yellow endpapers. The half title states: "The French Chronicle of London. " First printed edition of an important source for the Mediaeval history of London -- forming the latter portion of a parchment book in 8vo preserved among the Cottonian Manuscripts. It was written in old Norman French, evidently around the middle of the fourteenth century, but the name of the compiler has been lost. An excellent example of Camden Society Publication XXVIII -- top edges of the leaves unopened. Binding is clean and tight, with only light shelfwear at the spine ends.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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BELGIUM AND HOLLAND  Handbook for Travellers, Baedeker, Karl
20 Baedeker, Karl BELGIUM AND HOLLAND Handbook for Travellers
Leipzig Baedeker 1905 Hardcover Very Good+ 
474 pages; Former owners' name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original red cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Fourteenth edition, 15 maps and 30 plans. Clean and tight in original red cloth binding with bright gilt lettering. Lower corner rounded. Verlag Karl Baedeker, founded by Karl Baedeker in 1827, is a German publisher that pioneer worldwide travel guides. Usually referred to simply as "Baedekers", these excellent guidebooks contain important introductions to various regions of the world, along with specific information about routes and travel facilities; and historical descriptions of important buildings, sights, attractions and museums. For the convenience of travellers, they contain many reliable maps and town plans all bound in a convenient pocket format.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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