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

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: $9.94

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

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ESSAYS BY THE LATE MARQUESS OF SALISBURY, K.G. Foreign Politics

By: Cecil, Robert ; Marquess of Salisbury

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, E.P. Dutton: 1905

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 42419

Condition: Very Good


(viii), 241 pages; Clean and secure in original red cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown endpaper -- two lions and a helmut of a suit of armour "Semper Paratus" / "George Doane Wells". Toning to endpapers, text clean. Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, was a British statesman, was a Member of Parliament, served as Secretary of State for India in Lord Derby's Conservative government, served as Foreign Secretary, and served as Prime Minister three times for a total of over thirteen years. His policy r... 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: $19.94

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

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WALKS IN EDINBURGH

By: Chambers, Robert

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Edinburgh, A & G Brown: 1885

Seller ID: 39806

Condition: Very Good-


Contents clean and tight in original decorative cloth binding, cloth quite darkened. This is No. 51 of an edition of only 500 published in 1885 (60 years after the first edition). Includes walks such as: Outline of the City, The Stranger's Entree, Walk to the Castle, The Court End of the Town, Walk Through the New Town, Leith; Edinburgh and Athens, and Hotels. Wonderful descriptions of the history and architecture of all the neighborhoods and buildings from the perspective of the early 19th century View more info

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ROMANCE OF THE BOURBON CHATEAUX

By: Champney, Elizabeth W

Price: $15.94

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1905

Seller ID: 40388

Condition: Near Fine


460 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding with lovely image of a chateaux on front cover. xviii p., 1 l., 460 p., 34 pl., 6 port. Color frontispiece, 7 photogravures, 38 additional illustrations. OCLC: 35560315 A beautiful book combining history & travel literature with royal biography and architectural history. ; 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

Image for ASSEMBLEE ELECTORALE DE PARIS -- 18 NOVEMBRE 1790 - 15 JUIN 1791. Proces-verbaux de l'election des juges, des administrateurs, du procureur syndic, de l'eveque, des cures, du president du tribunal criminel et de l'accusateur public.  Publies d'apres les originaux des Archives Nationales, avec des notes historiques et biographiques.

ASSEMBLEE ELECTORALE DE PARIS -- 18 NOVEMBRE 1790 - 15 JUIN 1791. Proces-verbaux de l'election des juges, des administrateurs, du procureur syndic, de l'eveque, des cures, du president du tribunal criminel et de l'accusateur public. Publies d'apres les originaux des Archives Nationales, avec des notes historiques et biographiques.

By: Charavay, Etienne

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Paris, Maison Quantin: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38814

Condition: Very Good+


Half calf over marbled boards. A very nice example in an attractive leather binding one small scrape to marbled boards, marbled endpapers, original printed wrappers bound in. OCLC: 10521162 "Cet ouvrage comprend trois parties: 1° un précis historique ou j'ai résumé les faits qui ont précédé l'Assemblée électorale et ceux qui se sont accomplis pendant les diverses sessions de cette assemblée; 2° la liste critique des électeurs de 1790; 3° les procès-verbaux de l'Assemblée électorale du département et du district de Paris, du 18 novembre 1790 au 15 juin 1791"--Page [i].... View more info

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FIELD-MARSHALL EARL HAIG Foreword by John Buchan

By: Charteris, John ; [Brigadier General] ; [Mrs. Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribners Sons: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42417

Condition: Very Good


xii, (2), 407 pages; Clean and secure in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Former owner's name on first blank (after map endpapers) -- "M. L. Jennings / from H. H. /May 1929" - Mary L. Coleman Jennings. Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, (1861 – 1928) was a senior officer of the British Army. Having served in South Africa and India, Haig then commanded the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) during the First World War, on the Western Front from late 1915 until the end of the war. He was commander during the Battle of the Somme, the Battle of Arras, ... View more info

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REMARQUES SUR LES AFFAIRES DU MOMENT

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

Price: $59.94

Publisher: Paris, Chez Le Normant: 1818

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39180

Condition: Very Good


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

Image for Promenades pittoresques en Touraine. Histoire, légendes, monuments, paysages Cent quatre-vingts gravures sur bois et une carte du département d'Indre-Et-Loire

Promenades pittoresques en Touraine. Histoire, légendes, monuments, paysages Cent quatre-vingts gravures sur bois et une carte du département d'Indre-Et-Loire

By: Chevalier, M. l'Abbé C[asimir]

Price: $39.99

Publisher: Tours, Alfred Mame Et Fils: 1869

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41886

Condition: Very Good


viii; 592 pages; Rebound for the U. S. Library of Congress in full maroon library buckram, endpapers with "LC" repeated pattern, top edges gilt. Small paper library label on spine, small "LC" perforated stamp on the title page, two ink numbers in pencil on the verso of the title page -- no other marks. Minor diffuse foxing scattered through affecting a few leaves. With the double page engraved map of the Départment d'Indre-et-Loire, and the series of 180 wood engraved view, mostly executed after drawings by Karl Girardet. A heavy volume, extra shipping charges for priori... View more info

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THE VICTORIAN MOUNTAINEERS

By: Clark, Ronald

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Batsford: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38702

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


232 pages; Clean and tight in original red cloth binding in very good dustjacket with minor edgewear, mild fading at spine. Profusely illustrated with period photographs. One of the products of the wonderfully prolific Victorian Age was the invention of the sport of mountaineering. Clark captures the character of the Victorian mountaineers and the motives that led them to climb. View more info

ENGLAND AND THE ENGLISH from an American Point of View

By: Collier, Price ; [Hennen Jennings copy]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1909

Seller ID: 42420

Condition: Very Good+


(viii), 434 pages; Clean and secure in original navy blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Original owner's name "Jennings" on ffep. Contents include: First Impressions; Who Are The English?; The Land Of Compromise; English Home Life; Are The English Dull?; Sport; Ireland, An English Country Town; Society; And Conclusion. THE AUTHOR: Price Collier (1860-1913), American writer, lived, while a boy, in Switzerland and England. After studying at Leipzig and at the Harvard Divinity School (B.D. 1882) he was a Unitarian clergyman, but retired from the ministry in 1891. His mat... View more info

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La Commission Royale d'Histoire, 1834-1934 Livre jubilaire composé à l'occasion du centième anniversaire de sa fondation par les membres de la commission

By: Commission Royale d'Histoire

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Bruxelles Brussels, Palais des académies: 1934

Seller ID: 41395

Condition: Very Good


372, colophon pages; Bruxelles: Palais des académies, (Marcel Hayez, Imprimeur - with his slug on rear wrapper). 4to. Publisher's wrappers bound in . Full dark red buckram, bound for the Library of Congress. Ex-library, with small label on spine, bookplate (with surplus-duplicate stamp) and small "LC" perforated stamp at the foot of the title page and one other page. No other marks (no card pocket). One of 600 copies on vergé. Text and plates clean, tight in the sturdy binding. Size and weight require extra shipping charges for orders sent out of the US. ; Experience the plea... View more info

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NOUS - Extrait du Règlement de Service pour Les Troupes Suisses

By: Coulon, Eric de

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Neuchatel, Aux Editions de la Baconniere: 1933

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 41426

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition of only 3000 copies. Thirty-one (31) full page black and white illustrations by the Swiss artist Eric de Coulon (1888-1956) of various aspects of military life. Coulon was perhaps best known for his travel poster art and his humorous graphic art and caricatures. He served in the military in Frontier Brigade 2. Clean and tight in original decorative wrappers, rubbed at extremities. ; 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 AGE OF ELIZABETH

By: Creighton, Mandell ; [Kermit Roosevelt, Jr.]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1930

Seller ID: 42303

Condition: Very Good+


Epochs of Modern History; Autograph; xx, 236 pages; Clean and secure in original brick cloth with black lettering. Folding colour map, genealogical table. Former owner's signature on ffep - "Kermit Roosevelt, Jr." Kermit "Kim" Roosevelt, Jr. (1916 - 2000) was the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was a career intelligence officer who served in the Office of Strategic Services and was the mastermind of the Central Intelligence Agency's Operation Ajax, which orchestrated the coup against Iran's democratically-elected Mohammed Mossadegh administration, and returned Mo... View more info

CIVILTA DELLE VILLE TOSCANE

By: Cresti, Carlo ; Photographs by Massimo Listri

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Udine, Magnus Edizioni: 1993

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 41542

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Fine in Fine dustjacket and slipcase as pictured. Cresti is a professor of the History of Architecture at the University of Florence. This is an incredibly beautiful book on Tuscan architecture of many eras. The text is in the original Italian, the reproductions and photographs are stunning. A very heavy large book - domestic sales only. Book is large and heavy and will require extra postage.; 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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CHETHAM MISCELLANIES - Volume the First

By: Crossley, James ; John Fitchett Marsh ; George Ormerod ; (editors)

Price: $124.95

Publisher: Manchester, Printed for the Chetham Society: 1851

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42435

Condition: Very Good


200 pages; Later blue buckram binding and endpapers with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Contents clean and unmarked. Illustrated with two facsimiles. Printed Publisher's note laid-in regarding "Extract of the Entry of Whalley Abbey, from Tong's visitation. Pagination: (ii); (3), iv; (ii), (1), 2-46; (5), 6-15, (1); (5), 6-26; (3), 4-8; (iv), (3), 4-83, (1); (ii), (1), 2-5, (1); (2). OCLC 1082975870 Contents include the following: Papers connected with the Affairs of Milton and his Family, edited by John Fitchett Marsh (1851); Epistolary Relics of Lancashire and ... View more info

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Ornamenti selis k`sovilze [dust jacket title] Ornament l'nianykh tkanei

By: C`ac`asvili, G. A. ; & I. V. Ruxaze

Price: $39.94

Publisher: T`bilisi [Georgia], Sabc`ot`a Sak`art`velo: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39827

Condition: Very Good


[16] pages; Publisher's stiff green wrappers, with pictorial printed dust jacket. A rare publication related to the VIIème Congrès International des Sciences Ethnologiques et Anthropologiques. The identity as a conference publication is covered on the first leaf, preceding the title page: "Javaxisvili sax. istoriis instituti S. Janasias sax. sak`art`velos saxelmcip`o muzeumi./ On leaf preceding t.p.: Et`nograp`iul da ant`ropologiur mec`nierebat`a VII saert`asoriso kongresisat vis. K VII Mezhdunarodnomu kongressu etnograficheskikh i antropologicheskikh nauk. Au VIIème Congrès Interna... View more info

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11 Ironmonger Lane The Story of a Site in the City of London

By: Dawe, Donovan ; Adrian Oswald

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42351

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


144 pages; Clean and secure in original bluecloth binding in very good dustjacket (some foxing). Former owner's name on ffep - "Leonard S. Cottrell, Jr." Leonard Slater Cottrell (1899 -1985) was an American sociologist and 40th President of the American Sociological Association. Cotrell studied at Vanderbilt University after the First World War to master's degree in sociology. Then he moved to the University of Chicago, where he continued to study, in addition to working as a probation officer. In 1935 he went to Cornell University as a sociology professor. During the Second World W... View more info