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Image for LE CONTRAT DE MARIAGE La Grenadiere - Gobseck  [Leather binding]

LE CONTRAT DE MARIAGE La Grenadiere - Gobseck [Leather binding]

By: Balzac, Honore

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1890

Seller ID: 38878

Condition: Very Good+


Scènes de La Vie Privee, La Comédie Humaine; Clean and tight in handsome binding of quarter red leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five raised bands and gilt lettering at spine, bears the engraved bookplate of Ralph Nicholson Ellis. Date is approximate. Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels, including this one, collectively entitled La Comédie Humaine, which pres... View more info

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HISTOIRE DES TREIZE - Ferragus - La Duchessede Langeais - La Fille aux Yeux D'Or [Leather binding]

By: Balzac, Honore

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1898

Seller ID: 38879

Condition: Very Good+


Scènes de La Vie Parisienne, La Comédie Humaine; Clean and tight in handsome binding of quarter red leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five raised bands and gilt lettering at spine, bears the engraved bookplate of Ralph Nicholson Ellis. Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels, including this one, collectively entitled La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama ... View more info

Image for HISTOIRE DES TREIZE - Ferragus - La Duchessede Langeais - La Fille aux Yeux D'Or [Leather binding]

HISTOIRE DES TREIZE - Ferragus - La Duchessede Langeais - La Fille aux Yeux D'Or [Leather binding]

By: Balzac, Honore

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1892

Seller ID: 38880

Condition: Very Good+


Scènes de La Vie Parisienne, La Comédie Humaine; Clean and tight in handsome binding of quarter red leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five raised bands and gilt lettering at spine, bears the engraved bookplate of Ralph Nicholson Ellis. Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels, including this one, collectively entitled La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama ... View more info

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An Historical Memoir of the Colony of New Plymouth [in Four Parts]

By: Baylies, Francis

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Boston, Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins: 1830

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39594

Condition: Very Good


All four parts bound together in mid-20th century binding of burgundy leather with marbled boards, large thick book. Green and white title labels with gilt lettering at spine, rubbed along hinges, light foxing to a few pages. Early owner's signature at top of first title page - "Wm. B. Groat" otherwise clean and tight. Part the First, From 1620 to 1641; Part II, From 1641 to 1675; Part III- A Narrative of the Indian War in 1675 and 1676; Part IV- 1677 to 1691.... View more info

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LA MORALE EN ACTION - ou, Élite de faits mémorables et d'ánecdotes instructives

By: Bérenger, Laurent-Pierre

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Londres, No Publisher Listed: 1803

Seller ID: 39068

Condition: Very Good


viii, 423 pages; Contemporary full sheep, marbled covers, flat spine decoratively paneled and stamped in gilt, title on red leather label, marbled endpapers. A very nice copy, with rubbing to the binding, wear to the corners, minor toning to the endpapers and text throughout, but still intact and handsome. An early edition of this French classic of moral education and etiquette, usually attributed to Laurent-Pierre Bérenger (1749-1822). The book's application and i... View more info

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L'Art d'aimer, et Poésies Diverses

By: Bernard, Pierre-Joseph

Price: $124.94

Publisher: N.p., No Publisher Recorded: circa 1775

Seller ID: 41485

Condition: Good+


2 p.l. & 170 pages; Contemporary full calf, front cover detached but present; large portions of the original spine are now lacking. Text clean, sewing intact. This is most likely a counterfeit edition of L'Art d'aimer by the poet called "Gentil-Bernard" by Voltaire. The lines with which Voltaire awarded this designation are printed on the verso of the half title to this edition: "Les Trois Bernards." There is an engraved title without publisher's imp... View more info

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ANALYSES COMPARATIVES DES CENDRES D'Un Grand Nombre De Végétaux Suivies De L'Analyse De Différentes Terres Végétales

By: Berthier, M. P

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Paris, Bouchard-Huzard: 1854

Seller ID: 38853

Condition: Very Good+


131 pages; Extrait des Mémoires de la Société impériale et centrale d'agriculture, Chimie Agricole. Quarter calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Raised bands with gilt lettering and accent lines. LC release stamp on first blank. Leather lightly rubbed at head & tail of spine. ; 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 rendering... View more info

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Le Nouveau Testament - C'est a dire la Nouvelle Alliance de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ, Nouvelle édition Revue par les pasteurs et professeurs de Geneve

By: Bible

Price: $474.99

Publisher: Amsterdam, chez J. van Heekeren, A. Hasebroek, la veuve de G. de Groot, B. Beaumond & Comp.: 1708

Seller ID: 39503

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated pages; Handsome binding, from the end of the eighteenth century -- polished brown calf, flat spine with panels formed by delicate tooling in gilt, decorative acid staining to the covers, which display a border of small gilt tools, marbled endpapers. Minor wear to the binding, with light rubbing at the spine ends, corners and a faint line of rubbing running down the center of the spine. Title page entirely engraved. This handsome French New Testament is espe... View more info

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Le Nouveau Testament de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ Imprimé sur l'édition de Paris, de l'année 1805, revue et corrigée avec soin d'après le texte grec

By: Bible N.T.

Price: $949.99

Publisher: Boston, chez les Libraires Associés (Lincoln & Edmands, imprimeurs): 1811

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 39492

Condition: Very Good


379, [1, colophon] & 4 pages; Contemporary full sheepskin leather, with faint decorative stained pattern on covers, flat spine paneled by simple gilt rules, red label lettered in gilt, edges decoratively stained yellow. 12mo, gathered in sixes (half-sheets). A - 2H6. 379, [1, colophon] & 4 pp. ["Books for Sale by John West & Co., ..."] This is a very good example of the first American edition of the Protestant text of the French New Testament of the Bible, ... View more info

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FLORA ACONIENSIS sue Plantarum in Novariensi Provincia sponte nascentium descriptio.

By: Biroli, Joanne ; ( Novariensi )

Price: $274.94

Publisher: Typographia Viglevanensi: 1808

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39077

Condition: Near Fine


xxiv, 218; 261 pages; Quarter calf over marbled boards. Two volumes bound as one. ; 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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MORAL CULTURE Choice and use of books : Cultivation of memory: from John Stuart Blackie's "Self-Culture"

By: Blackie, John Stuart

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, Andrew J. Graham: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41299

Condition: Very Good-


1 p.l., 71 & iv (ads) pages; Publisher's dark brown cloth, front cover lettered in gilt within a framework of rules in blind, pale yellow endpapers. The title page states: "Engraved in the Advanced Corresponding Style of Standard Phonography, with a Key. Following the running title: "Moral Culture" at the head of page one, the text of pp. 1-39 is set throughout in shorthand letters. The system used is essentially Pitman shorthand, first introduced in 1837 ... View more info

LA PELOTE BASQUE

By: Blazy, E. ; [ SIGNED ]

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Bayonne, Librairie Pialloux - Imprimerie S. Sordes: 1929

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41525

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; Inscribed by the author on the half title dated 1929 to William Boissel. Boissel founded the Musée Basque at Bayonne along with his friends Philip Veyrin and Ramiro Arrue in 1922; he also served as its director for many years. Subsequently (1955), inscribed on the previous blank from Boisell to J. E. Stone (?). Original pictorial wrappers bound in. Vellum spine with marbled boards and matching endpapers. Black leather spine label with titles in gilt. Firs... View more info

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Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Flora von Syrien (extracted from volume 48 of the Verhandlungen der k.k. zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft)

By: Bornmüller, Joseph ; [Friedrich Nicolaus - 1862-1948]

Price: $44.94

Publisher: Wien [Vienna], Hölder: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39626

Condition: Very Good


544-655 pages; Contemporary binding: plum colored pebble-grained cloth over pattern printed boards, plain endpapers -- leaves unopened at the top edges, others trimmed rough. This is just the 112 page monograph by Bornmüller, (with a 2- leaf unopened bifolium at the front, and one extra page (i.e., pp. 541-543 at the front, and p. 656) at the rear, so that the important text of Bornmüller's Flora of Syria would be preserved complete. This is the original printing, not... View more info

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THE BIBLE IN SPAIN, Or, The Journeys, Adventures & Imprisonments of an Englishman in An Attempt to Circulate the Scriptures

By: Borrow, George

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, James M. Campbell & Co: 1843

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39067

Condition: Very Good+


232 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding, some light spotting to the cloth over the front board, corners a bit turned in. A Very Nice example of this book, quite scarce in the First Edition. OCLC: 5039555 Borrow's vivid narrative of his travels through Portugal & Spain encompassing his 5 years service (1835-40) as an agent of the British & Foreign Bible Society, distributing a Protestant New Testament in a predominantly Catholic country. The book descr... View more info

Image for The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : comprehending an account of his studies, and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century during which he flourished

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : comprehending an account of his studies, and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century during which he flourished

By: Boswell, James

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Bellows Falls, Vt., Printed by Blake, Cutler and Co. for Charles Ewer and Timothy Bedlington: 1824

Seller ID: 39477

Condition: Very Good-


Five Volume Set; 5 vols pages; FIve volumes in full sheepskin, covers in a decorative "tree" pattern, flat spines paneled with pairs of gilt rules, red and black leather labels, lettered in gilt with the titles and volume numbers respectively, in the second and fourth panels. Some wear and rubbing, all covers soundly attached, small pieces missing from the spines of volumes II and IV, other volumes with just trifling losses at the head of the spines. Ink signat... View more info

Image for RESOURCES OF SOUTH-WEST VIRGINIA, Showing the Mineral Deposits of Iron, Coal, Zinc, Copper and Lead  Also the Staples of the Various Counties, Methods of Transportation, Access, Etc.

RESOURCES OF SOUTH-WEST VIRGINIA, Showing the Mineral Deposits of Iron, Coal, Zinc, Copper and Lead Also the Staples of the Various Counties, Methods of Transportation, Access, Etc.

By: Boyd, Charles Rufus

Price: $174.94

Publisher: New York, John Wiley: 1881

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39159

ISBN: B0008662V2

Condition: Very Good


xiv, 321 pages; Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in original gray-green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Large folding colour map at rear with a split at one fold (repaired with archival tissue). Numerous text illustrations, full page plates, and the large coloured folding geological map at rear. An textensive examination of the natural resources and economic advantages of southwestern Virginia, covering the counties of Montgo... View more info

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THESAURUS NUMMORUM SUEO-GOTHICORUM

By: Brenners, Elias

Price: $999.94

Publisher: Holmiae (Stockholm), Joh. Laur. Horrn: 1731

Seller ID: 39021

Condition: Very Good


Engraved Plates; Very good, in worn 19th century red half morocco. Best edition of the great work on Scandinavian numismatics (rare first edition was 1691) -- with 1780 bibliography at end. Illustrated by Engraved plates of coins. ; 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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Representation of Sundry CITIZENS OF PROVIDENCE

By: Brown, Nicholas

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, GPO: 1828

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36960

Condition: Very Good


5 pages; House of Representatives, Treasurer's Dept; Document No. 174; 20th Congress, 1st Session. Light foxing. A statement from the sundry citizens of Providence, Rhode Island against an Increase of the Duty on Imported Manufactures. OCLC: 697711682 Presenting the argument that increased duty on such manufactured items as sail cloth, hemp, iron and molasses will have negative impacts on the shipping and merchandising industries. ; Experience the pleasure of reading... View more info

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LA SAISIAZ - The Two Poets of Croisic

By: Browning, Robert

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder, & Co.: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38843

Condition: Near Fine


x, 202, 2 pages; (Broughton A108) Clean and tight in original binding of bevelled green cloth with tripled borders & gilt lettering. ; 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

FIFINE AT THE FAIR

By: Browning, Robert

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co.: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41202

Condition: Very Good


171 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and bevelled boards, bordered in black. Short (1") closed tear in half title; some minor wear at spine ends and lower corners. Quite a nice example of this Browning first edition. OCLC: 339728; 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