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WALKS IN EDINBURGH

By: Chambers, Robert

Price: $14.95

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: $15.95

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: $24.95

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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REMARQUES SUR LES AFFAIRES DU MOMENT

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

Price: $59.95

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: $14.95

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

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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: $14.95

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: $124.94

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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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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L'Impero Italiano dell'Africa Orientale

By: De Magistris, L[uigi] F[ilippo]

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Roma [Rome], La Libreria dello Stato: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38791

Condition: Very Good-


2 pl. , 95 & color plates pages; Publisher's color pictorial wrappers, title printed in red -- the vivid cover depicts Benito Mussolini in a typical pose with a map of Africa behind him. Illustrations throughout, including color plates printed on rectos and versos which are hors texte (not included in pagination). Although the cover states that this work is "Il Libro della V Classe Elementare" -- the text and illustrations seem sufficiently advanced for adult readers. A very good copy of this scarce publication about the portions of Africa which the Italian Fascist government (in i... View more info

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THE LIFE STORY OF AN OLD REBEL

By: Denvir, John

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Dublin, Sealy, Bryers & Walker: 1910

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40635

Condition: Very Good+


viii, 288 pages; Clean and secure in original dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, toning to endpapers, shallow bump to top edge of rear board. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Quite scarce in this first edition. The Life Story of an Old Rebel presents the record of a life devoted to the promotion and propagation of the cause of Irish Nationalism in Britain. Born in County Antrim, Ireland, the author John Denvir (1834–1916) spent most of his life in Liverpool, where he established a construction business and also worked for the Irish nationalist cause as journa... View more info

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Histoire Insolite du Duche´ d'Arenberg Album et souvenirs

By: Descheemaeker, Jacques

Price: $99.99

Publisher: [Madrid], Madrid Graficas Reunidas: 1976

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 40686

Condition: Very Good-


337 & corrections pages; Publisher's white textured stiff wrappers, printed in black and red. Spine titled: "Arenberg Album." Some toning to the wrappers, with foxing along the fore-edges, and minor wear to the spine. Internally fine, apart from the manner in which a color arial photograph has been mounted to a sheet (which is now somewhat rippled). A limited edition, as noted on the verso of the title page: "Tire´ a` 200 exemplaires, les premiers 120 numerotes." This copy unnumbered. The publisher and place of publication is identified only in tiny letters in a colophon... View more info

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MAX CARTIER - Ein Lebensbild

By: Dietschi, Eugen

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Basel, Buchdruckerei National: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38545

Condition: Very Good


Mit zahlreichen tafeln. Pictorial wrappers showing a bi-plane over the Alps. Biography of Max Cartier - the renowned Swiss flier. Wonderful photographic illustrations. Spine discoloured. ; 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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Popular Life of Daniel O'Connell -- Including the Funeral Oration of Padre Ventura at Rome, Father Burke's Sermon at Glasnevin, and Wendell Phillips' Centennial Oration

By: Donahoe, Chrysostom ; Gioacchino Ventura; Thomas Burke; Wendell Phillips

Price: $59.94

Publisher: Boston, Marlier Publishing Company: 1875

Seller ID: 40655

Condition: Very Good+


294 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spine and front board, faded at spine. OCLC: 18712988 Daniel O'Connell (1775 – 1847), often referred to as The Liberator or The Emancipator, was an Irish political leader in the first half of the 19th century. He campaigned for Catholic emancipation including the right for Catholics to sit in the Westminster Parliament and the repeal of the Act of Union combining Great Britain and Ireland. View more info

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Cinq Années de Ma Vie 1894-1899

By: Dreyfus, Alfred

Price: $4,499.99

Publisher: New York, McClure, Phillips & Co.: 1901

Seller ID: 39500

Condition: Very Good


2 p.l. & 212 pages; A remarkably rare and legally significant copy of the 1901 memoirs by Alfred Dreyfus, the French Army officer at the heart of a cruel forgery and subsequent miscarriage of justice known as the "Dreyfus Affair" -- which has reverberated around the civilized world from 1894, when Dreyfus was falsely accused of treason to France, right through to the present day. This copy was never published in any usual sense, nor was it ever offered for sale to the public. In this case, the old saying is incorrect -- one can judge from the cover that this book is different, and s... View more info

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MEMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DE PORT-ROYAL ...

By: Du Fosse, [Pierre-Thomas -- 1634-1698]

Price: $174.95

Publisher: Utrecht, Aux Depens De La Compagnie: 1739

Seller ID: 39014

Condition: Very Good


xi, 533 pages; Full contemporary brown mottled calf, raised bands, red label lettered in gilt, swirl-marbled endpapers, edges sprinkled red. Minor stains have darkened the upper portions of the covers. Port-Royal, once a simple convent, was the center of a struggle in the French Catholic church. This book is an account of the Jansenist movement, the involvement of Blaise Pascal, etc. -- by one who was once a student at Port-Royal, and became a participant in the events of the final years he describes. This book was published for the use of the last Jansenist congregation, in Utrecht in the Net... View more info

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Ekkeharts IV. Casus Sancti Galli : nebst Proben aus den übrigen lateinisch geschriebenen Abtheilungen der St. Galler Klosterchronik nach der neuen Ausgabe in den "Mittheilungen" des historischen Vereins von St. Gallen übers. von G[erold]. Meyer von Knonau

By: Ekkehard IV (Eccardus, Sangallensis)

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Dykschen Buchhandlung: 1891

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 39585

Condition: Very Good


Geschichtschreiber der deutschen Vorzeit; xxxxiii, 286 pages; Publisher's pebbled brown cloth over pebble-surfaced paper covered boards. Ekkehard IV (c. 980 – c. 1056), the author of the Casus sancti Galli, was a monk of the Abbey of Saint Gall. The chronicle Casus S. Galli was begun by Ratpert and continued to Abbot Salomon (883), and carried it on from that date to Notker (972). This work is a most important document for the contemporary history of St. Gall. This is the second of the major editions published in the nineteenth century -- (the first was edited by von Arx in 'Monumenta... View more info

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LE CHATEAU DES DUCS DE BRETAGNE

By: Elder, Marc ; (Marcel Tendron)

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Nantes, Imprimerie du Commerce de Nantes: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38370

Condition: Very Good


112 pages; Clean and tight in original stiff wrappers with printed label at front wrapper. Wrappers chiped at spine ends. Acheve d'imprimer le 25 janvier 1923, sur le presse de l"imprimerie du Commerce de Nantes. Phototypie Tainon. Clichea Guibert. Beautifully illustraed with three double page maps, 1 single page map, nineteen pages of photogravures. Descriptive text in French describing the castle and some of its history since construction began in the thirteenth century. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history th... View more info