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Image for A HISTORY OF THE RENCOUNTER AT DRUMCLOG AND BATTLE  AT BOTHWELL BRIDGE IN THE MONTH OF JUNE 1679 with folding engraved frontispiece

A HISTORY OF THE RENCOUNTER AT DRUMCLOG AND BATTLE AT BOTHWELL BRIDGE IN THE MONTH OF JUNE 1679 with folding engraved frontispiece

By: Aiton, William

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Hamilton, W. D. Borthwick and Co.: 1821

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39094


131 pages; With an account of what is correct, and What is Fictitious in the Tales of my Landlord, respecting these engagements, and Reflections on Politcal Subjects . OCLC: 6386611 The Battle of Drumclog is celebrated by some in Scotland as a victory for religious freedom over the oppressive policies of the contemporary government. Folding frontispiece plate and text block clean and tightly stitched, front board detached, backstrip and ffep lacking. Excellent candida... View more info

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THE GENEVA PRELIMINARY MEETING of the UNIVERSAL RELIGIOUS PEACE CONFERENCE

By: Anonymous

Price: $34.95

Publisher: New York, WCIPTR: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36985


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. View more info

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SUGGESTIONS FOR LEAGUE SPEAKERS - Speech material for League of Nations addresses

By: Anonymous

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, League To Enforce Peace: 1919

Seller ID: 37080


71 & [1] pages; Publisher's tan printed wrappers, textured with a surface to resemble cloth. Library stamp on front cover, minor marks at top and bottom (from previously having been tied into a bundle with string or twine) -- generally very good. A collection of "talking points" for the use of speakers aiming to sway public opinion towards the difficult goal of ratification of Wilson's proposed League of Nations by the U.S. Senate after the first Wprld War. T... View more info

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THE NEAR EAST FROM WITHIN

By: Anonymous

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39513


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 ... View more info

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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"

By: Anonymous

Price: $950.00

Publisher: Genève [but probably Paris], Ch.- J. Panckoucke: 1773

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41470


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 ... View more info

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AN INTRODUCTION INTO LAMAISM - The Mystical Buddhism of Tibet

By: Anuruddha, R. P.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Hoshiarpur, Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research institute: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40345


xvi, 212 pages; Clean and tight in original printed boards with brown cloth spine in chipped, edgeworn dustjacket. Dustjacket flaps fixed to inner boards. Lamaism the Mahayana form of Buddhism of Tibet and Mongolia. View more info

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SKETCHES OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY - Sacred and Profane, From the Creation of the World to the Year 1818 of the Christian Era, ... extended to the year 1822

By: Butler, Frederick

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Hartford, Oliver D. Cooke: 1822

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 39402


412 pages; Text and plates unmarked and tight in original full leather binding with gilt at spine (crazed), rubbed at extremeties and edges of spine. Quite a charming early 19th century American binding. Former owner's name in pencil on rear endpaper, "The End" written in ink on last page of text, , scattered foxing, one signature protrudes slightly, lacks ffep. Frontispiece engraving depicts Nebuchadnezzar's Vision of the Image; additional full page plates incl... View more info

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REMARQUES SUR LES AFFAIRES DU MOMENT

By: Chateaubriand, [Francois Rene] De ; [1768-1848]

Price: $74.95

Publisher: Paris, Chez Le Normant: 1818

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39180


8vo. 2 preliminary leaves (half title and title) & 36 pp. Disbound, but complete. With small stab-holes in the gutters of the leaves from previous stab-sewing. ; 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. View more info

Notes on Mao Tse-tung's "Report of an Investigation into the Peasant Movement in Hunan"

By: Chen Po-ta

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Peking, Foreign Languages Press: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41563


62 pages; Minor bump at head of spine, otherwise clean and tight in original printed wrappers. OCLC 252249355 "The present English translation of ChenPo-ta's Notes on Mao Tse-tung's "Report onan Investigation of the Peasant Movement inHunan" has been made from the Chinese text, third edition, published by the People's Publishing House, Peking, in November 1953.The footnotes have been added by the editor." [Statement on the copyright page] "This arti... View more info

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The Biographies of Madame de Stael and Madame Roland

By: Child, Mrs. ; [Lydia Maria Child 1802-80]

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Boston, Carter and Hendee: 1832

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38656


Ladies' Family Library - 1 ; ix, 265 [1] pages; Publisher's smooth light brown cloth, flat spine with printed paper label. The spine has now toned to a pleasant shade of tan, there are a couple of narrow chips to the right side of the long label (with loss of one letter at bottom), and just minor points of light wear at the tip of the spine at the top. Diffuse foxing to the plain endpapers, title page, and scattered throughout -- as is typical of American paper of the ... View more info

PASSING THOUGHTS

By: Douglas, James ; [SIGNED]

Price: $84.95

Publisher: London, Hamilton, Adams and Co.: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41125


Autograph; 448 pages; Inscribed by the author on titlepage - Helen Robertson from James Douglas of Cavers Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with decorative blindstamping, rubbed at edges. An interesting group of essays including the following: Goethe, Rousseau, Humboldt, Italy, Cousin and Eclecticism, Grecian History, France and Democracy, Britain and the World, The Moors of Spain, The History of England, Devotional Writers. ; Signed by Author; Experience... View more info

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TALK OF PROPAGANDA

By: Harvey, Ian

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Falcon Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40017


116 pages; Clean and tight in original binding; dustjacket somewhat faded at spine. Quite a nice example of this uncommon book on propaganda. OCLC: 2023143 ; 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. View more info

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EDWARD ARMSTRONG 1846-1928

By: Hutton, W. H

Price: $5.95

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford Amen House: 1928

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 36952


10 pages; A memorial tribue From the Proceedings of the British Academy. Volume XIV. Printed by John Johnson at the University Press, Oxford. OCLC: 33956882 Edward Armstrong FBA (1846 – 1928) was an English historian educated at Bradfield College and Exeter College, Oxford, and then became a Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford. Armstrong wrote books on Charles V, Elisabeth Farnese, and Lorenzo de' Medici. He also contributed to the The Cambridge Modern History and... View more info

CHRONICLES OF PENNSYLVANIA FROM THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION TO THE PEACE OF AIX-LA-CHAPELLE, 1688-1748 - TWO VOLUME SET

By: Keith, Charles P

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, Patterson and White: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41101


vii, 456; 457-981 pages; Complete in two volumes. Two large octavo volumes - clean and tight in blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering, gilt bright at spine of Vol. 1, but faded from spine of Vol. 2. Contains chapters on Royal Charters; acquisition and Distribution of Land; The Red Neighbors [Indians]; Government under the Frame of 1683; Religious Dissention; Government by Penn's Friends; The AntiProprietary Party; The Funding of Penn's Debts; The Germans; The Irish ... View more info

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NATIONALISM AND REVOLUTION IN MONGOLIA with a translation from the Mongol of Sh. Nachukdorji's Life of Sukebatur

By: Lattimore, Owen ; Urgungge Onon [SIGNED]

Price: $74.95

Publisher: Leiden, E.J. Brill: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40354


Autograph; x, 186 pages; Clean and tight in original light green cloth binding with gilt lettering in edgeworn dustjacket. Inscribed and SIGNED by one of the authors - "For my best friend XXXXXX / from / Urgungge Onon." The recipient was a C.I.A. operative in Tibet and Mongolia in the 1950s. Owen Lattimore (1900 – 1989) was an American author and influential scholar of China and Central Asia, especially Mongolia. Born in the U.S. Lattimore was raised in ... View more info

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KAZAK EXODUS A Nation's Flight to Freedom

By: Lias, Godfrey

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, Evans Brothers: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40352


230 pages; Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding in very good price-clipped dustjacket. Pictorial dustjacket by H. Henry Sheldon, endpaper maps, b&w photographs, line drawn maps. In 1948 some twenty thousand Kazak families, with their herds of camels, sheep, & horses and all their possessions, fled from Eastern Turkistan, today’s China’s Sinkiang Province [Xinjiang province] embarking on a tragic but unwavering exodus from their communist dominated count... View more info

Image for T. Livii Patavini Historiarum ab urbe condita libri qui supersunt, recensuit J. B. L. Crevier, in Universitate Parisiensi emeritus rhetoricae professor, decadis primae pars I [& pars II]

T. Livii Patavini Historiarum ab urbe condita libri qui supersunt, recensuit J. B. L. Crevier, in Universitate Parisiensi emeritus rhetoricae professor, decadis primae pars I [& pars II]

By: Livy -- Titus Livius

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Lugduni [Lyon, France], apud Fratres Perisse, collegiorum Lugdunensium bibliopolas, in vico majori Mercatorio: 1771

Seller ID: 41578


2 p.l., 317 & [3, ads]; 2.p.l. 257 & [2] pages; Contemporary full calf, five raised bands on the spine, title lettered directly in gilt on the second panel -- simple floral gilt tools within rectangles of gilt rules in the other panels, plain endpapers, edges decoratively stained red. Remarkably, there are worm holes to the rear cover which only penetrate through a single leaf of paper - the blank rear free-endpaper. The text, even the printer's leaf of advertisements a... View more info

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Die Hethiter

By: Naumann, Rudolf

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Berlin, Verlag Gebr. Mann: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39587


65 & [3] pages; In contemporary full maroon leather over slightly flexible boards, lettered in gilt on the spine and the front cover. Originally issued in printed wrappers in the series "Kunst und Kultur des Alten Orient." View more info

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PRELIMINARY REPORT ON MARLIK EXCAVATION (GOHAR RUD EXPEDITION RUDBAR 1961-1962)

By: Negahban, Ezat O

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Tehran, Ministry of Education: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38555


; 150 pages; Text in English and Persian (Farsi). Important archeological report on the excavations at Marlik. Rudbar (Iran) - Antiquities. The Iranian Archaeological Service and The Institute of Archaeology University of Tehran, Tehran 1964. (XII, 58, XII, 72 pp. ) Frontispiece, 144 b/w plates, 17 coloured plates, 7 (folding) maps and plans, English and Farsi text in juxtaposition. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has ... View more info

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THE HISTORY OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY (Two Volume Set)

By: Quincy, Josiah

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Cambridge, John Owen: 1840

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41613


Former owner's name on first blank - "Francis X. Dwyer". Contents clean and tight in 19th century bindings of quarter black leather spines and corners over cloth covered boards with gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spine and marbled endpapers. An attractive set. Light scattered foxing, heavier at frontispieces, leather rubbed at extremities. Each volume has a frontispiece steel engraving (Harvard University in Volume 1 and Gore Hall in Volume 2) and a f... View more info