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Palestine et Syrie Routes Principales a Travers La Mesopotamie et La Babylonie, L'ile de Chypre

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Baedeker: 1912

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 41559

Condition: Very Good


458 pages; Clean and tight in original red cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover, cloth rubbed along spine with some loss. Hinrichsen F220 All maps and plans present and complete. Folding map at rear. 21 cartes, 56 planes, 1 panorama de Jerusalem. Verlag Karl Baedeker, founded by Karl Baedeker in 1827, is a German publisher that pioneered 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... View more info

GRIECHENLAND Handbuch fur Reisende

By: Baedeker,Karl

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Baedeker: 1904

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 41558

Condition: Very Good


Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original red cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover, cloth mildly rubbed at spine. Hinrichsen D469 All maps and plans present and complete. Large folding map in rear pocket has some splitting along a couple folds. 11 Karten, 19 Planen, 5 Grundrissen und 2 Tafeln. Verlag Karl Baedeker, founded by Karl Baedeker in 1827, is a German publisher that pioneered worldwide travel guides. Usually referred to simply as "Baedekers", these excellent guidebooks contain important introductions to various regions of the wo... View more info

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Nya jurnalisten eller Utvalda samlingar i blandade ämnen hämtade i synnerhet utur de nyaste och bästa engelska jurnaler. Till nytta och nöje för medborgare af bägge könen

By: Bagge, Johan Fredric

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Örebro [Sweden], tryckt hos Nils Magnus Lindh: 1808

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38643

Condition: Very Good+


320 pages; Third volume only -- [Tredje Delen]. Contemporary brown quarter calf over marbled boards, flat spine decoratively stamped in gilt and blind. An attractive binding. Frontispiece and three folding engraved plates. The frontispiece depicts a much admired masterpiece by the German sculptor Johann August Nahl (1710 – 1781), the monumental brass figure made in honour of Maria Magdalena Langhans, a clergyman's wife who died giving birth, in the floor of the church Hindelbank in the Bern Canton - this brass was one of the most noted works of sculpture in the 18th century; its admire... View more info

SOME NOTES ON PRINTING & PUBLISHING IN RENAISSANCE VENICE

By: Bajetta, C. M.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, The Typophiles: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41122

Condition: Fine


15 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. A beautifully designed and printed book with four pages of illustrations reproducing examples of Renaissance printing from Venice. Limited to 500 copies. Typophile Monograph, New Series, Number 16. Composed in English Monotype Poliphilus and Blado by Michael and Winifred Bixler. Illustrated. Designed and printed by Roland A. Hoover. ; 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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THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS AND THE SPREAD OF LEARNING 1478 - 1978 An Illustrated History

By: Barker, Nicolas

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41383

ISBN: 0199510865

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


xiv, 332 pages; Superficial stain to top page edge, else Fine in Fine dustwrapper; 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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CHAMPS-ELYSEES, FAUBOURG, SAINT-HONORE, PLAINE MONCEAU

By: Barrielle, Jean-Francois ; Therese Castieau; Antoinette Le Normand-Romain; Yvan Christ; Philippe Maille

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Paris, Henri Veyrier: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41437

ISBN: 2851992465

Condition: Very Good+


Monographie des hôtels particuliers et édifices publics; 307 pages; French text. Clean and tight in original bright red silk binding with extensive gilt lettering and decoration at spine and front cover, former owner's inscription on ffep. Binding has 4 faint marks on front cover, otherwise bright and beautiful. A wonderful architectural and social history of these areas of Paris; beautifully produced and profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, architectural plans, etc. A very large and heavy book; requires additional charge for Priority or International shipping.; Experience the... View more info

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A Relic of Stuart Popery - Prayers for Queen Mary Beatrice, anno 1680 in Bodleian Library Record - Volume VIII, Number 5 (June 1971)

By: Beddard, Robert

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Oxford, Bodleian Library: 1971

Seller ID: 38417

Condition: Fine


Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Articles include: Catholics and Bodley by Alan Davidson; Bindings from Oxford Libraries IV: 17th Century Straw Bindings by Giles Barber and David Rogers; Dr. Samuel Johnson and the Principal of St. Mary Hall by David Greenwood; 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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Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Sulfitzellstoff-Verfahrens

By: Bergson, Carl Rud[olf].

Price: $34.99

Publisher: Biberach an der Riss [Germany], Güntter-Staib Verlag: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40549

Condition: Very Good


viii & 61 pages; Publisher's tan cloth, front cover and spine lettered in white (in Roman letters). A clean copy. There is a typewritten slip mounted with clear tape to the front free endpaper: "This Book is Evidence in the Case Entitled / Rudolf Weiler, WAS / ESPIONAGE* G / BUREAU FILE 100-41401 / Do not damage or destroy." The same free endpaper is signed "Rudolf Weiler" in ink at the head. Also stamped across this leaf, partially affecting the typewritten slip is the red ink Library of Congress Surplus-Duplicate stamp. [Printed books and pamphlets from various Governmen... View more info

LUCANIA E CALABRIA

By: Bertarelli, L. V.

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Milano, Touring Club Italiano: 1956

Seller ID: 41209

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Guida d'Italia; 403 pages; Con 15 carte geografiche, 5 piante di citta, 7 piante di edifici, e 16 stemmi. 1956 edition (though titlepage has 1938). Former owner's name neatly on ffep - "Roberts." From the collection of Isabel and Lawrence Roberts. Lawrence Roberts was the noted Orientalist and former Director of the Brooklyn Museum and the American Academy at Rome, where they hosted a bevy of intellectuals, artists and students. Clean and tight in original red cloth binding in very good dustjacket with minor edgewear. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actua... View more info

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La Suisse et Son Armée dans la Guerre Mondiale 1914-1919

By: Bordeaux, General P.-E

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Paris, Payot: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38630

Condition: Very Good


Collection de Mémoires, Etudes et Documents pour servir à l'Histoire de la Guerre Mondiale; Unmarked and tight in original printed wrappers; wrappers a bit worn at spine. This competent study of Switzerland's military activities during World War I fills an important gap. 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 signatures in each volume by J[ohn] H. Edmonds [a leading Utica, NY lawyer], dated March, 1849 -- on the front paste-down endpapers... View more info

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THIRD CLASS WORLD A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man

By: Bradshaw, Marion J.

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Alliance, OH, Bradshaw Printing Company: 1939

Seller ID: 40324

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


268, +120 photos pages; Clean and tight in original black cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt image of a ship at sea in gilt on front cover. Very good pictorial dustjacket presenting a collage of several images from the author's photographs with a cutout revealing the title of the book at the spine. The book has never been read as indicated by the fact that the text pages are unopened and untrimmed. On the copyright page it states "First Printing July 1938 / Second Edition February 1939 / De luxe Edition, five hundred copies" This copy is not numbered. Illustrated wi... View more info

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STORIA DEL MONDO MEDIEVALE - Vol. IV: La Riforma della Chiesa a la Lotta Fra Papi e Imperatori

By: Brooke; et al.

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Garzanti / Cambridge University Press: 1979

Seller ID: 40998

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


990 pages; 140 illustrazioni in nero e 4 cartine, 12 tavole a colori Dustjacket has some edgewear and is chipped at spine ends and corners, now in protective mylar cover. Large heavy book requires additional charge for international shipment. ; 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

THE ULSTER GUIDE - AN OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE ULSTER TOURIST DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

By: Bureau, London Enquiry

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Belfast, William W. Cleland: 1950

Seller ID: 41079

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and tight in original color stiff wrappers depicting a beach scene with the town in the distance. Illustrated with folding maps, and photographs. Wonderful nostalgic travel guide to Ulster in excellent condition. ; 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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Le Cabinet secret de l'histoire Quatrieme serie

By: Cabanès, [Augustin] Docteur

Price: $74.95

Publisher: Paris, A. Maloin: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38613

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; Contemporary quarter morocco over marbled boards. Inscribed by the author on the half title page to Georges Cain [1856-1919] artist and author, who wrote a number of histories of Paris in the early years of the twentieth century. Someone has tipped an illustration by Cain and a short biography of the artist to the bottom of the half title page with the inscription, and there is a mark from cellophane tape (removed) to the gutter of this leaf and the original front wrapper. The binding is clean and handsome -- with the bookplate of Catherine Teiton on the front paste-down endpaper... View more info

The History of the Revolutions of Portugal, from the foundation of that kingdom to the year MDCLXVII With letters of Sir Robert Southwell, during his embassy there, to the Duke of Ormond; Giving a particular Account of the deposing Alfonso, and placing Don Pedro on the Throne

By: Carte, Thomas ; [1686-1754]

Price: $749.94

Publisher: London, Printed for John Osborn at the Golden Ball in Pater-Noster Row, MDCCXL: 1740

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41492

Condition: Very Good+


[2], xiv, [8], 374, [2, ads] pages; Contemporary full calf, raised bands on the spine, pairs of simple gilt rules outline the edges of the covers and surround the raised bands -- if there was a spine label, it is now missing. The front free-endpaper is now gone, and the rear free-endpaper remains only as a stub (the rest is neatly cut out). No marks of ownership, the binding is sound and handsome, the text clean and tight. Collation: A8 a4 B-2A8 2B4 This anonymously published work was written by Thomas Carte [1686-1754]. [NOT French historian, René-Aubert Vertot's more common work publish... View more info

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Middle Temple Ordeal - being an account of what World War II meant to the Inn, with an appendix of dates and events

By: Cassels, Justice

Price: $9.95

Publisher: London, Honourable Society of the Middle Temple: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38745

Condition: Very Good


55 pages; Clean and tight in original blue printed wrappers, typed note laid-in "With the Compliments of the Treasurer and Masters of the Bench" on letterhead of The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. Foreword by Justice Cassels. Profusely illustrated with photographs before and after the bombings during World War II. OCLC: 2347457 View more info

Histoire des Monts de Pieté Avec des Réflexions sur la Nature de des Établissemens

By: Cerreti, [Giovanni Battista]

Price: $349.94

Publisher: Padova, Padoue: 1752

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41493

Condition: Very Good


xii, 153 pages; Contemporary pattern-printed paper-covered boards backed with calf -- flat spine with dark red leather label lettered in gilt. Binding somewhat worn, with erosion at the head of the spine, and at the corners and edges of the boards. Old round institutional stamp on the title page, with somewhat smaller "redactio" stamp. Two old shelf mark notations on the title page; the round institutional stamp is repeated at the lower blank margin of p. 51. Still, a sound, complete and handsome copy of this scarce book on the history of the monts de pieté -- pawn-shop like establ... View more info

PARSIFAL MARCHEN

By: Chamberlain, Houston Stewart

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Munchen, Verlag von F. Bruckmann: 1900

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 41528

Condition: Very Good


68 pages; Nr. 77 of an edition limited to only 330 copies printed on Japon paper. OCLC: 8271067 Titlepage with large Initial printed in gold, lettering in red and black. Large initial letters and first chapter lines in beautiful stylized type printed in red. Original card covers with pattern of intertwining vines and flowers printed in gold, lightly dust soiled. Contents clean a bright. Though British-born, Chamberlain wrote in German, authoring several books on political philosophy, natural science, and Richard Wagner. In early adulthood, he migrated to Dresden where he immersed himself i... View more info

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DOMESTIC ANNALS OF SCOTLAND from the Reformation to the Revolution [Volume 1 only]

By: Chambers, Robert

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers: 1858

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38996

Condition: Very Good


xii, 550 pages; Former owner's name on front endpapers, otherwise clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt floral image on front cover. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and lower corners. All twelve illustrations, as called for. A nice example of the first edition of the first volume of Chamber classic history of Scotland. View more info