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The Antient Bee-Master’s Farewell Or, Full and Plain Directions for the Management of Bees to the Greatest Advantage

By: Keys, John

Price: $649.94

Publisher: Dublin, Printed for P. Byrne, P. Wogan, J. Moore, and J. Rice: 1796

Seller ID: 39176

Condition: Very Good-


xii, 1-96, 61-252 pages; Full contemporary sheepskin leather binding with black leather title label at spine with gilt lettering. Binding has wear with boards revealed at edges and some eroded spots on front and rear boards, front hinge starting. OCLC: 34985255 Former owner's name on titlepage and a brief manuscript note on pp. 60-61 critiquing the "story method" and suggesting an alternative. Although the title page states "Illustrated with plates" - no plates are in evidence in this Irish edition. The provenance of this copy is particularly interesting, with the clear ink... View more info

WHITE MONARCH AND THE GAS-HOUSE PUP

By: Kirk, Ralph G

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, & Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41523

Condition: Near Fine


113 pages; Frontispiece illustation of dog fight with tissue guard and three additional plates by William A. Kirkpatrick. OCLC: 4273940 Original owner's name in pencil on ffep (dated 1924), otherwise quite clean an tight in original pictorial green cloth binding with white lettering and image of a pit terrier on front board. A tiny bit of rubbing at spine ends. Corners square and cover bright. Two pieces of the dustjacket (front panel and front flap) were laid-in and are now in mylar cover to protect them and the book. Small bookstore ticket at rear - Priscilla Guthrie's Book-Shop/William Pe... View more info

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Les Préliminaires de Sadowa - Etude Diplomatique

By: Klaczko, Julian ; [1828-1906]

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Paris, Amyot: 1869

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39186

Condition: Very Good+


3 p.l. & 140 pages; Contemporary quarter morocco over blue pattern-printed marbled paper-covered boards, flat spine lettered in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Julian Klaczko was a Polish-born writer and politician, fluent in Hebrew, Polish, French, and German. His parents were wealthy Jews, and his birth-name was Jehuda Lejb; at the age of 17 he published a book of Hebrew poetry called "Duda'im." He studied in Wilno and Königsberg and moved to Heidelberg after earning a PhD. After the failure of the Poznan' uprising (1848) he emigrated to France where he lived for the following ... View more info

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LES CARACTERES DE LA TRAGEDIE, publie d'apres un manuscrit attribue a La Bruyere

By: La Bruyere, Jean de

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Paris, Academie Des Bibliophiles: 1870

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 38873

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and secure in binding of quarter blue morocco over marbled boards. Bookplate of Felix Alexander Reebe. La Bruyere's reworkings of Theophrastus, plus preface by Prince Wisniewski dated 1869 Copy #121 of an edition limited to 300 copies on holland paper. Felix A. Reeve (1836 -- 1920) was a Tennessee Unionist who fought for the North in the American Civil War. After the war he served as Solicitor of the United States Treasury. Reeve died in Washington, D.C. in 1920 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed ... View more info

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PARIS IN AMERIKA Nach Der Siebzehntes Auflage Des Französischen Originals

By: Laboulaye, Edouard De ; (Writing As Rene Lefebure)

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Erlangen, Edouard Besold: 1868

Seller ID: 38860

Condition: Very Good


viii, 416 pages; Contemporary half morocco over pebbled paper covered boards, brown endpapers. Binding quite rubbed along the spine, with wear along the joints but covers still attached; there is an internal tear to the title page, 3 inches, affecting the imprint, which has been repaired from the blank verso with an old piece of paper. Edouard de Laboulaye caused a sensation with the publication of his Paris en Amérique, which went through a large number of impressions during the 1860's. Translations appeared in English and several European languages, including Russian. The German edition wa... View more info

Image for Fabliaux or Tales: Abridged from French manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth centuries by M. Le Grand ; selected and translated into English verse, with a preface and notes.

Fabliaux or Tales: Abridged from French manuscripts of the XIIth and XIIIth centuries by M. Le Grand ; selected and translated into English verse, with a preface and notes.

By: Le Grand, M. ; [ Pierre Jean-Baptiste d' Aussy]

Price: $174.94

Publisher: London, Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare-Press : Sold by R. Faulder, New Bond-Street: 1796

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39497

Condition: Good+


2 p.l., xxxvii & 280; 1 p.l., 340 pages; Two volumes [1796, 1800], old tan half calf over marbled boards, shallow raised bands on spines, gilt lettered labels in black and brown, marbled endpapers, edges of the text blocks marbled to match. This set represents the first edition of a classic with illustrations by Thomas Bewick. The good news is that this set is complete, and in a binding of its time of issue. But is has suffered a bit -- the spine to the first volume has a repair in newer leather at the foot, the marbled paper coving the rear board is eroded at the bottom, and the spine repai... View more info

Image for Le Roi René, sa Vie, son Administration, ses Travaux Artistiques et Littéraires  D'après les documents inédits des archives de France et d'Italie

Le Roi René, sa Vie, son Administration, ses Travaux Artistiques et Littéraires D'après les documents inédits des archives de France et d'Italie

By: Lecoy de la Marche, A[lbert]

Price: $399.94

Publisher: Paris, Firmin-Didot frères, fils et Cie: 1875

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41471

Condition: Very Good+


[xvi], 559; 548 pages; Two volumes, in publisher's printed wrappers. A splendid copy of the first edition, in large 8vo format [24 cm tall]. Fore and bottom edges untrimmed. A fresh, clean copy internally, the wrappers are clean and intact, showing just a bit of light toning at the edges and the spines, with a minor closed tear at the top margin of the rear wrapper for volume I. There are tiny printed labels mounted (at the time of first purchase) to the front wrappers announcing that this work had been awarded the Prix Gobert by the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. A stan... View more info

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SYSTEME FLORAL

By: Lefebure, Louis-Henri

Price: $394.94

Publisher: Paris, The Author, Et Al.: 1820

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39026

Condition: Very Good


Contemporary sheep, rebacked, with old spine laid down. The section of plates has a separate title page dated 1821. Illustrated with lithographic plates, several coloured. OCLC: 457864170 Flore Française, 750 genres 1ère division: Fleurs composées; 2ème division: Fleurs polypétales; 3ème division: Fleurs monopétales; 4ème division: Fleurs périgones. Lefebure was a critic of the Jussiaean taxonomical system, in particular, the lack of stability in the nomenclature system over time. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physi... View more info

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Christliche Moral

By: Less, Gottfried

Price: $64.94

Publisher: Tubingen, Wilhelm Heinrich Schramm: 1787

Seller ID: 41645

Condition: Very Good


4 p.l. & 374 pages; Contemporary paste-paper covered boards, somewhat worn and rubbed, but sound and original. Gottfired Less [1736-1797] was born in Polish Prussia, educated in theology at the Universities of Halle und Jena. He became a professor of theology at the Akademischen Gymnasium Danzig, and then at the University of Göttingen, where he was made Doktor der Theologie in 1766. In 1784, he was named as head of the faculty [Primarius] at Göttingen. A nicely preserved copy of this classic of Lutheran theology, with minor foxing and toning scattered throughout. Three old owner's sig... View more info

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Letters to a Gentleman in Germany - Written after a Trip from Philadelphia to Niagara

By: Lieber, Francis

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Carey, Lea and Blanchard: 1834

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39467

Condition: Good+


[4], [9]-356 & [8, ads] pages; Publisher's plum cloth-backed boards, printed paper label, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. A worn, but complete copy, in its original binding which shows significant rubbing to the bottom edges, wear and some finger soiling to the spine, a two-inch split along the rear outer hinge, and some moderate foxing throughout. Francis Lieber wrote this book, despite his claim on the title page to have been its editor. He was born in Germany (in either 1798 or 1800) as Franz Lieber, and had a busy life in Europe before coming to America, including having been wounded at... View more info

Image for LE JARDINIER FLEURISTE, OU LA CULTURE UNIVERSELLE DES FLEURS, ARBRES, ARBUSTES, ARBRISSEAUX SERVANT A L'EMBELLIS. DES JARDINS  contenant plusieurs Parterres sur des desseins nouveaux, Bosquets, Boulingrins, Salles, Salons & autres Ornements de Jardin

LE JARDINIER FLEURISTE, OU LA CULTURE UNIVERSELLE DES FLEURS, ARBRES, ARBUSTES, ARBRISSEAUX SERVANT A L'EMBELLIS. DES JARDINS contenant plusieurs Parterres sur des desseins nouveaux, Bosquets, Boulingrins, Salles, Salons & autres Ornements de Jardin

By: Liger, Louis

Price: $349.94

Publisher: Paris, Saugrain, Fils: 1768

Seller ID: 39027

Condition: Very Good


xii, 422 pages; Clean and secure in modern binding of patterned boards with a printed title bael at spine. Illustrated by fourteen folding engraved plates. ... avec la manière de rechercher les Eaux, de les conduire dans les Jardins, & une instruction sur les Bassins ; Ouvrages où tous les curieux trouveront de quoi s'amuser agréablement. ; 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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Orendel und Bride, eine Rûne des deutschen Heidenthums umgedichtet im zwölften Jahrhundert zu einem befreiten Jerusalem

By: Ludwig Ettmüller, editor

Price: $84.94

Publisher: Zürich, Meyer und Zeller: 1858

Seller ID: 38600

Condition: Very Good


2 p.l., 203 & [1, errata] pages; Contemporary pattern-printed paper-covered boards, flat spine ruled in gilt, red titling slip lettered in gilt. Probably a publisher's binding. This is one of the early modern editions of "Orendel" -- a Middle High German poem, traditionally called a "Spielmannsdichtung." The first 103 pages contain the edition of the poem in the Middle High German original with numbered stanzas, and the final 100 pages consist of the introduction and notes by the editor Ludwig Ettmüller. This introduction cites the oldest manuscript of this poem, (Orendel... View more info

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THE LAND OF SUNSHINE - The Magazine of California and The West

By: Lummis, Charles F.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Land of Sunshine Publishing: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40273

Condition: Very Good-


Vol XI, No. 5; 55 pages; Faint damp mark at top margin of first leaves, red transfer from front wrapper to first page of ads, otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers (edgeworn). Contents include: Aboriginal Art in Obsidian, The Myth of "Queen" Xochitl, The Land We Love (photographs of Southern California), etc. ; 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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LES GALLINACES d'ASIE Catalogue raisonné par régions des espèces qu'il y aurait lieu d'acclimater et de domestiquer en France

By: Magaud d'Aubusson, Louis

Price: $84.94

Publisher: Paris, Societe Nationale D'Acclimatation: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39076

Condition: Very Good+


210 pages; Clean and secure in binding of quarter green calf over marbled boards with marbled endpapers, gilt lettering at spine. Corners rubbed, otherwise a very nice copy of this scarce monograph. Catalogue raisonné par régions des espèces qu'il y aurait lieu d'acclimater et de domestiquer en France. 37 woodcut illustrations in the text by J. Terrier, including one folding plate. Louis Magaud d'Aubusson (1849-1917) also published Les Oiseaux de la France and La Fauconnerie. Quarter green calf over marbled boards with marbled endpapers. Corners rubbed, otherwise a very nice copy of thi... View more info

Image for THE BRITISH NEPOS - Consisting of Select Lives of Illustrious Britons, who have distinguished themselves by their virtues, talents, or remarkable advancement in life, with incidental practical reflections Written Purposefully for the Use of Schools And Carefully Adapted To The Situations And Capacities Of Youth

THE BRITISH NEPOS - Consisting of Select Lives of Illustrious Britons, who have distinguished themselves by their virtues, talents, or remarkable advancement in life, with incidental practical reflections Written Purposefully for the Use of Schools And Carefully Adapted To The Situations And Capacities Of Youth

By: Mavor, William

Price: $34.94

Publisher: London, Richard Phillips: 1806

Edition: Seventh

Seller ID: 38606

Condition: Good


462, (8) pages; This particular example of Mavor's popular text book is distinguished by it's binding. Sometime in the 19th century the original calf binding was enveloped in plain sheepskin with just a small square cut out at the spine to reveal the red leather spine label with gilt lettering. Even the sheepskin is a bit rubbed and worn, but it has well served its purpose of maintaining the integrity of this book, though the blank endpapers are missing, the text block is intact. Illustrated frontispiece and four full page plates, each printed with six portraits of notable Brits. Frontispiece ... View more info

Image for Kleiner Landwirthschafts-Kalender Oder kurze aus den bewährtesten Erfahrungen und den besten neueren ökonomischen Werken entlehnte Vorschriften, über das, was in jedem Monate bey einer wohlbestellten Landwirthschaft zu beobachten ist

Kleiner Landwirthschafts-Kalender Oder kurze aus den bewährtesten Erfahrungen und den besten neueren ökonomischen Werken entlehnte Vorschriften, über das, was in jedem Monate bey einer wohlbestellten Landwirthschaft zu beobachten ist

By: Mayer, Franz Anton

Price: $274.94

Publisher: Wien [Vienna], in der Dollischen Buchhandlung: 1796

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39470

Condition: Very Good


131 & [1, ad] pages; Contemporary (Publisher's?) pattern-printed grey paper-covered boards. Moderate wear and rubbing to the fragile spine, with one small hole in the paper, several small scapes and abrasions to the fore-edge of the front cover, small paper label with MS. number on spine, another small label with a (different) number on the front paste down endpaper, and a small purple ink circular library stamp (Eastern European) on the title page, two pencil numbers on the front free endpaper -- no other marks. OCLC Number: 247509150 cites two copies [ Niedersächsische Staats- und Univers... View more info

Transformed, Or, The History of a River Thief, Briefly Told

By: McAuley, Jeremiah

Price: $124.94

Publisher: [New York], Published by Himself: (1876)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39135

Condition: Very Good


76 pp. pages; Publisher's brown cloth, both covers with an elaborate decorative pattern with floral elements forming a border around a central panel, in which the title is stamped in gilt on the front cover, spine is plain, without lettering or decoration, pale peach coated endpapers. Wood-engraved portrait of the author as frontispiece. There are two additional full-page wood-engraved plates in the text. Copyright in the name of Jeremiah McAuley, dated 1876. This copy has a brief gilt inscription on the front free endpaper, dated Christmas, 1880. Jeremiah McAuley was born in 1839 in Co... View more info

Image for Moses and Bacchus : a Mythological Parallel [bound with] Two Visions. The Pope and old Nick. The Pan-Anglican Synod and Bishop Colenso [AND] a small collection of periodical pieces by or concerning McSweeney

Moses and Bacchus : a Mythological Parallel [bound with] Two Visions. The Pope and old Nick. The Pan-Anglican Synod and Bishop Colenso [AND] a small collection of periodical pieces by or concerning McSweeney

By: McSweeney, Myles ; [1814-1881]

Price: $499.99

Publisher: London, J. Burns, [1874]: 1874

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39463

Condition: Very Good


47 & [1, ads] pages; An undated pamphlet [1874] with its original front wrapper included; full title is Moses and Bacchus : a Mythological Parallel In which it is shown that the history of the Jew Moses as recorded in the Bible, and that of the fabulous god Bacchus of the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, as given by the heathen poets, are identical. Also bound in is Myles McSweeney's pamphlet "Two visions. The Pope and old Nick. The Pan-Anglican Synod and Bishop Colenso." London: E. Truelove, 1867. 11 & [1, ad] pp., AND a small collection of periodical pieces by or concerning McSwe... View more info

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Emilia in England in Three Volumes

By: Meredith, George [1828-1909]

Price: $999.94

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall: 1864

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39189

Condition: Very Good+


iv, 306; iv, 285; iv, 338 pages; Three volumes in publisher's cloth: purple with fine horizontal ribs, elaborate pattern stamped in blind on the covers, a pattern on the spine of raised dots in diagonal rows - leading to a "woven" effect. Lettered in gilt on the spines. Yellow glazed endpapers. Covers unfaded, with only trifling rubbing. Some cracking to the inner hinges, and slight "shadow" on the free endpapers: (a brighter rectangular portion where the bookplates on the paste-downs have kept that portion of the facing endpaper from showing the slight effects of the glue... View more info

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LUCILE with Twenty-Four Illustrations by George Du Maurier

By: Meredith, Owen ; [Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton] ; George Du Maurier

Price: $64.94

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1868

Edition: First Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 39807

Condition: Very Good+


vii, (1), 261 pages; First edition with the illustrations by George Du Maurier. Beautiful Victorian decorative binding of green cloth with decorative stamping in black and gilt, gilt lettering at spine, all edges gilt. Former owner's bookplate with printed initials: "B.D.W." and light scattered foxing on reverse of a couple plates. Bookseller's small label at foot of front pastedown endpaper - "S & T Gilbert / Booksellers / 4 Copthal Building / Back of the Bank" and binder's ticket on rear pastedown - "Bound By / Westley's & Co. / London" Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Ly... View more info