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A HISTORY OF THE RENCOUNTER AT DRUMCLOG AND BATTLE AT BOTHWELL BRIDGE IN THE MONTH OF JUNE 1679 with folding engraved frontispiece

By: Aiton, William

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Hamilton, W. D. Borthwick and Co.: 1821

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39094

Condition: Good


131 pages; With an account of what is correct, and What is Fictitious in the Tales of my Landlord, respecting these engagements, and Reflections on Politcal Subjects . OCLC: 6386611 The Battle of Drumclog is celebrated by some in Scotland as a victory for religious freedom over the oppressive policies of the contemporary government. Folding frontispiece plate and text block clean and tightly stitched, front board detached, backstrip and ffep lacking. Excellent candidate for rebacking. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical hi... View more info

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THE GENEVA PRELIMINARY MEETING of the UNIVERSAL RELIGIOUS PEACE CONFERENCE

By: Anonymous

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, WCIPTR: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36985

Condition: Very Good+


36 pages; September 1928. Publication No. 6. Near Fine in original blue wrappers. Frontispiece photograph. OCLC: 14957599; 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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SUGGESTIONS FOR LEAGUE SPEAKERS - Speech material for League of Nations addresses

By: Anonymous

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, League To Enforce Peace: 1919

Seller ID: 37080

Condition: Very Good


71 & [1] pages; Publisher's tan printed wrappers, textured with a surface to resemble cloth. Library stamp on front cover, minor marks at top and bottom (from previously having been tied into a bundle with string or twine) -- generally very good. A collection of "talking points" for the use of speakers aiming to sway public opinion towards the difficult goal of ratification of Wilson's proposed League of Nations by the U.S. Senate after the first Wprld War. The last section contains helpful quotes in favor of the League by various notables, including former President Theodore Roose... View more info

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THE NEAR EAST FROM WITHIN

By: Anonymous

Price: $84.94

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39513

Condition: Very Good


viii, 256 pages; Clean and tight in original navy blue cloth with gilt lettering and gilt image of crescent moon and star. Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and the image of a crescent moon and star; cloth mildly rubbed at spine ends. Frontispiece photograph of Peter I of Servia, 12 addition photogravure portraits of various leaders in Servia, Eypt; Roumania; Greece, Bulgaria, etc. Chapter headings include: Sultan Abdul Hamid; Life in Constantinople; Sultan Mohammed V; Russian influence in Constantinople; Sheikh-ul-Islam; Khedive Abbas Hilmi; Emperor William... View more info

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Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe including "Traite de paix entre l'Angleterre & les Caraïbes de l'isle Saint-Vincent"

By: Anonymous

Price: $949.99

Publisher: Genève [but probably Paris], Ch.- J. Panckoucke: 1773

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41470

Condition: Very Good


On offer here is an attractive volume in 18th century full calf, bound in the French style, (flat spine with floral tools in gilt, red label lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges decoratively stained red). The volume in which these interesting numbers of the now-scarce 'Journal Historique Et Politique Des Principaux Événements Des Différentes Cours de L'Europe' is in a handsome contemporary binding which shows only minor rubbing -- mostly along the hinges, apart from some moderate fraying and loss at the corners and erosion of the top cap of the spine, exposing the headband. The origi... View more info

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AN INTRODUCTION INTO LAMAISM - The Mystical Buddhism of Tibet

By: Anuruddha, R. P.

Price: $12.94

Publisher: Hoshiarpur, Vishveshvaranand Vedic Research institute: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40345

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


xvi, 212 pages; Clean and tight in original printed boards with brown cloth spine in chipped, edgeworn dustjacket. Dustjacket flaps fixed to inner boards. Lamaism the Mahayana form of Buddhism of Tibet and Mongolia. View more info

FASTER - How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler's Best

By: Bascomb, Neal

Price: $14.95

Publisher: boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2020

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42432

Condition: Fine


330 pages; ARC Clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers. For fans of The Boys in the Boat and In the Garden of Beasts, a pulse-pounding tale of triumph by an improbable team of upstarts over Hitler’s fearsome Silver Arrows during the golden age of auto racing.They were the unlikeliest of heroes. Rene Dreyfus, a former top driver on the international racecar circuit, had been banned from the best European teams—and fastest cars—by the mid-1930s because of his Jewish heritage. Charles Weiffenbach, head of the down-on-its-luck automaker Delahaye, was desperately trying to save his c... View more info

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SKETCHES OF UNIVERSAL HISTORY - Sacred and Profane, From the Creation of the World to the Year 1818 of the Christian Era, ... extended to the year 1822

By: Butler, Frederick

Price: $37.94

Publisher: Hartford, Oliver D. Cooke: 1822

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 39402

Condition: Very Good-


412 pages; Text and plates unmarked and tight in original full leather binding with gilt at spine (crazed), rubbed at extremeties and edges of spine. Quite a charming early 19th century American binding. Former owner's name in pencil on rear endpaper, "The End" written in ink on last page of text, , scattered foxing, one signature protrudes slightly, lacks ffep. Frontispiece engraving depicts Nebuchadnezzar's Vision of the Image; additional full page plates include: Death of Cesar, William Tell, Discovery of America, Inauguration of President Washington, Death of Lews XVI, Conflagrati... 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

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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

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The Biographies of Madame de Stael and Madame Roland

By: Child, Mrs. ; [Lydia Maria Child 1802-80]

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Boston, Carter and Hendee: 1832

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 38656

Condition: Very Good


Ladies' Family Library - 1 ; ix, 265 [1] pages; Publisher's smooth light brown cloth, flat spine with printed paper label. The spine has now toned to a pleasant shade of tan, there are a couple of narrow chips to the right side of the long label (with loss of one letter at bottom), and just minor points of light wear at the tip of the spine at the top. Diffuse foxing to the plain endpapers, title page, and scattered throughout -- as is typical of American paper of the time. Page edges untrimmed (the half title has a small tear at the fore-edge, otherwise not yet opened at the top edge to an... View more info

WITH BOTH ARMIES IN SOUTH AFRICA

By: Davis, Richard Harding ; [Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $59.94

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42403

Condition: Very Good


xi, (1), 237, (5) pages; Secure in original red cloth binding with decorative stamping in black and red, spine cocked. OCLC 559517653 Original owner's name "Jennings" and brief inscription on ffep; some marginal notations in pencil. Frontispiece and 31 additional photographic illustrations. THE AUTHOR: Richard Harding Davis (1864 – 1916) was an American journalist and writer of fiction and drama, known foremost as the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish–American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War. His writing greatly assisted the political car... View more info

PASSING THOUGHTS

By: Douglas, James ; [SIGNED]

Price: $84.94

Publisher: London, Hamilton, Adams and Co.: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41125

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 448 pages; Inscribed by the author on titlepage - Helen Robertson from James Douglas of Cavers Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with decorative blindstamping, rubbed at edges. An interesting group of essays including the following: Goethe, Rousseau, Humboldt, Italy, Cousin and Eclecticism, Grecian History, France and Democracy, Britain and the World, The Moors of Spain, The History of England, Devotional Writers. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a cha... View more info

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THE LONE-STAR OF LIBERIA being the Outcome of Reflections on our Own People With an Introduction by Madame La Contesse C. Hugo

By: Durham, Frederick Alexander ; An African of Lincoln's Inn, Student-at-Law

Price: $749.99

Publisher: London, Elliot Stock: 1892

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 42034

Condition: Very Good


331 pages; Clean and secure in original light brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Image of Liberian flag in gilt on front board. Some minor rubbing to lower corners and spine ends, cloth faded along outer edge of rear board. xxi, (3), 331 pp. Quite scarce. OCLC: 1468414 The author Frederick Alexander Durham was the son of schoolmaster George H. Durham of Santa Cruz and later of Trinidad, where he became a cocoa planter. Frederick was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1892 and published this "extraordinary criticism of imperialism and racism" The L... View more info

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TALK OF PROPAGANDA

By: Harvey, Ian

Price: $9.94

Publisher: London, Falcon Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40017

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


116 pages; Clean and tight in original binding; dustjacket somewhat faded at spine. Quite a nice example of this uncommon book on propaganda. A topic all too relevant today. OCLC: 2023143 ; 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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SOUTH AFRICAN STUDIES

By: Hillier, Alfred ; [Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $54.94

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42390

Condition: Very Good+


xvi, 314, (2) pages; Clean and secure in original burgundy cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. OCLC 457978723 Former owner's name in pencil on ffep - "Jennings" for James Hennen Jennings. A very interesting collection of articles written by an important participant in the events (including the Jameson Raid). The author of this book Alfred Peter Hillier went to school on the Isle of Man and in 1874, at the age of 16, arrived in the Cape Colony. He gained some experience of ostrich farming and continued his studies, obtaining the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from the Univers... View more info

EDWARD ARMSTRONG 1846-1928

By: Hutton, W. H

Price: $6.94

Publisher: London, Humphrey Milford Amen House: 1928

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 36952

Condition: Very Good


10 pages; A memorial tribue From the Proceedings of the British Academy. Volume XIV. Printed by John Johnson at the University Press, Oxford. OCLC: 33956882 Edward Armstrong FBA (1846 – 1928) was an English historian educated at Bradfield College and Exeter College, Oxford, and then became a Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford. Armstrong wrote books on Charles V, Elisabeth Farnese, and Lorenzo de' Medici. He also contributed to the The Cambridge Modern History and the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.Armstrong served as warden of Bradfield College from 1920 to 1925.; Experience the pleasur... View more info

SLAVERY AND FOUR YEARS OF WAR A Political History of Slavery in the United States, together with a Narrative of the Campaigns and Battles of the Civil War in which the Author Took Part: 1861-1865

By: Keifer, Joseph Warren ; [Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $299.94

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1900

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42399

Condition: Near Fine


xii, (2), 324; ix, (1), 352, (2) pages; Both volumes are in very nice condition, clean and tight in original navy blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spines and decorative gilt stamping to front covers. OCLC 1063185930 Original owner's name on ffep & title - "H. Jennings" THE AUTHOR Joseph Warren Keifer (1836 – 1932) served with the 3rd Ohio Infantry and the 110th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War, eventually became a major general during the Spanish–American War and was a prominent U.S. politician during the 1880s. He served in the United States House of Representa... View more info

CHRONICLES OF PENNSYLVANIA FROM THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION TO THE PEACE OF AIX-LA-CHAPELLE, 1688-1748 - TWO VOLUME SET

By: Keith, Charles P

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Patterson and White: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41101

Condition: Very Good


vii, 456; 457-981 pages; Complete in two volumes. Two large octavo volumes - clean and tight in blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering, gilt bright at spine of Vol. 1, but faded from spine of Vol. 2. Contains chapters on Royal Charters; acquisition and Distribution of Land; The Red Neighbors [Indians]; Government under the Frame of 1683; Religious Dissention; Government by Penn's Friends; The AntiProprietary Party; The Funding of Penn's Debts; The Germans; The Irish and their Kirk; Final Struggle for Judicial Rights; Frontier and Metropolis; John, Thomas and Richard Penn; Quaker Control o... View more info

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NATIONALISM AND REVOLUTION IN MONGOLIA with a translation from the Mongol of Sh. Nachukdorji's Life of Sukebatur

By: Lattimore, Owen ; Urgungge Onon [SIGNED]

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Leiden, E.J. Brill: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40354

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Autograph; x, 186 pages; Clean and tight in original light green cloth binding with gilt lettering in edgeworn dustjacket. Inscribed and SIGNED by one of the authors - "For my best friend XXXXXX / from / Urgungge Onon." The recipient was a C.I.A. operative in Tibet and Mongolia in the 1950s. Owen Lattimore (1900 – 1989) was an American author and influential scholar of China and Central Asia, especially Mongolia. Born in the U.S. Lattimore was raised in China where his parents were teachers at a University. After his later education in Europe, Lattimore worked first for a new... View more info