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David von Krafft och den Ehrenstrahlska Skolan Bidrag till den svenska konsthistorien

By: Hahr, August

Price: $199.99

Publisher: Upsala [Sweden], Akademiska Boktryckeriet: 1900

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40684

Condition: Near Fine


144 pages; This biography of an important Swedish Court Painter is beautifully and appropriately bound at or near the time of publication by G. Hedberg, Royal bookbinder in Stockholm: black straight-grained morocco over swirl-marbled paper-covered boards, five raised bands on the spine, with elaborate gilt-stamped decoration and central devices depicting an artist's palette with three arrows through the finger hole -- the palette bodies have alternating onlays of red and pale green leather, red label lettered in gilt in the second panel, pale floral endpapers in a Jugendstil pattern, edges of ... View more info

FORTY YEARS ON

By: Hamilton, Lord Ernest ; [Coleman Jennings' copy]

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran: 1922

Seller ID: 42422

Condition: Very Good+


viii, 311 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with printed title labels at spine and front board. Original owner's signature on ffep- "Coleman Jennings / April 1923" The AUTHOR: Lord Ernest William Hamilton (1858 – 1939) was a United Kingdom soldier and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1892. Hamilton was educated at Harrow School and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He became a captain in the 11th Hussars; his soldiering in the late 1870s and early 1880s seems to have included much cricket playing and riding to the hunt. ... View more info

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JOHN HAYS HAMMOND

By: Hammond, John Hays ; [Mrs. Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $249.94

Publisher: New York, Farrar and Rinehart: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42407

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; Clean and secure in original green cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spines and front boards. Faded at spines, some offsetting from laid-in newspaper reviews. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED by the Author on ffep -- "To my devoted friend / Mary Coleman Jennings / In appreciation of my high / esteem for her father, her / husband and herself. / From / John Hays Hammond / March 1935." OCLC 472245289 John Hays Hammond (1855 – 1936), a mining engineer, diplomat, and philanthropist. He was raised in the Gold Rush days of San Francisco in which his father R. P. Hammond and his fathe... View more info

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A WOMAN'S PART IN A REVOLUTION

By: Hammond, Mrs. John [Natalie] Hays ; [Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $224.94

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42393

Condition: Very Good+


(iv), 159, 32 (ads) pages; Secure in original burgundy cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Text pages age toned. OCLC 315370775 Original owner's signature on Preface page "Hennen Jennings" James Hennen Jennings (1854-1920) was a mining engineer, born at Hawesville, KY. After attending private schools in London and Derbyshire, England, Jennings returned to Kentucky and set up a lumber business, but soon wanted to further his engineeering education. He graduated from the Lawrence Scientific School of Harvard University in 1877 with the degree C.E. Jennings th... View more info

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A WOMAN'S PART IN A REVOLUTION

By: Hammond, Mrs. John [Natalie] Hays ; [Inscribed by the author to her husband]

Price: $399.94

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42392

Condition: Very Good-


Autograph; (iv), 159, 32 (ads) pages; Secure in original burgundy cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Cloth worn at spine ends, slightly cocked, corners slightly rounded, and a small bump to top of front board, some silverfishing to foredge, text pages age toned. INSCRIBED by the AUTHOR to her HUSBAND [John Hay Hammond] on verso of titlepage - "For Jack / With the unbounded / admiration & love / of his / faithful wife" -- a brilliant association copy. OCLC 315370775 The historic importance of this intimate association -- making this the de facto dedication co... View more info

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Thomas Jefferson : "The author of the Declaration of independence."

By: Hoar, George Frisbie

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37132

Condition: Very Good+


8 pages; An address delivered on April 13, 1903, by United States Senator George F. Hoar, at Hotel Barton, Washington, D.C., at the banquet given under the auspices of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association to celebrate Jefferson's Birthday. Nicely printed in black and red with a facsimile autograph of the author at the end. George Frisbie Hoar (1826 – 1904) was a prominent United States politician and United States Senator from Massachusetts. Hoar was also active in the American Historical Society and the American Antiquarian Society, serving terms as president of both organizations. H... View more info

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In Memoriam Esme Joseph Henry Sigismund Howard Prayers and Meditations in the Note Book of E.J.H.S.H

By: Howard, Esme Joseph Henry Sigismund ; C. C. Martindale ; [Mrs. Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $19.94

Publisher: The Medici Society: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42378

Condition: Very Good-


vii, (3), 15 pages; Signed by Esme's Mother Isabella Howard (Nee Isabella Giovanna Teresa Gioachina Giustiniani-Bandini) on ffep with the inscription "To dear Mary from her friend / Isa. / 1927" Clean and secure in original vellum binding with gilt lettering on front board. Vellum a bit warped. Frontispiece photogravure of the young man. OCLC 4868252 Esme Joseph Henry Sigismondo Howard (1903-1927) suffered several painful years from the beginning of his illnes during his last years at College and his death in 1927, but was comforted by his great religious faith, as reflected in his P... 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

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OATH OF DEVOTION

By: Isaacs, Julius ; [ SIGNED ]

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton and Co: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38836

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Autograph; Judge Isaacs talks about his life in NYC and of his relationship with the LaGuardia administration. Clean and tight in original dark blue cloth binding in very good dustjacket. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR on ffep to Dick Green. ; 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 character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

Image for Biografia Istorica del Prigioniere di S. Elena : con una descrizione topografica di quest'isola.  Estratta dalla Galleria de' contemporanei di Luigi Jullian ; prima versione italiana eseguita sull'ultima edizione francese da Domenico Solito Bound with: Massime e pensieri del prigioniere di Sant-Elena, manoscritto trovato nelle carte de Las-Casas  Napoli, 1820

Biografia Istorica del Prigioniere di S. Elena : con una descrizione topografica di quest'isola. Estratta dalla Galleria de' contemporanei di Luigi Jullian ; prima versione italiana eseguita sull'ultima edizione francese da Domenico Solito Bound with: Massime e pensieri del prigioniere di Sant-Elena, manoscritto trovato nelle carte de Las-Casas Napoli, 1820

By: Jullian, [Pierre] Louis [Pascal de] ; translated into Italian by Domenico Solito

Price: $449.99

Publisher: Napoli [Naples, Italy], Raffaele Miranda: 1831

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41474

Condition: Very Good


246 & [2, blank] pages; TWO interesting contemporary accounts of Napoleon Bonaparte (both first editions - one published in 1820; the other in 1831) bound together in a handsome octavo volume. The binding is in the Romantique style: quarter black calf over marbled paper covered boards, flat spine richly decoratively stamped in gilt, plain laid endpapers, edges decoratively sprinkled blue. Ad I: 'Biografia istorica del prigioniere di S. Elena : con una descrizione topografica di quest'isola / estratta dalla Galleria de' contemporanei di Luigi Jullian ; prima versione italiana eseguita sull... View more info

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FOURSCORE YEARS My First Twenty-Four

By: Kean, Robert Winthrop ; [Coleman Jennings' copy]

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42365

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; xii, 264, (2) pages; Clean and secure in original blue cloth binding in very good dustjacket. Inscribed and SIGNED by the author on ffep to his classmate from the Harvard University Class of 1915. Includes a bit on big game hunting with Theodore Roosevelt. Robert Winthrop Kean (1893 – 1980) was an American Republican Party politician and member of one of the nation's oldest and longest serving political families. He served in the National Guard and later in the U.S. Army during World War I under the command of General John J. Pershing, earning the rank of lieutenant, the ... View more info

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Half the World's Children - A Diary of UNICEF at Work in Asia

By: Keeny, Spurgeon Milton

Price: $29.94

Publisher: New York, Association Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42315

ISBN: 1258307294

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; 254 pages; Secure in original dark cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine; dustjacket is edgeworn (now in mylar cover), minor toning from two laid-in articles about the author. Inscribed by the author to his "in-laws" John Ashcroft Spear and Virginia McDonald Spear: "To Mr. and Mrs. Spear / from the Kennys / U.N. 10.6.57" The author Spurgeon M. Keeny worked for more than 60 years in humanitarian relief which took him through much of Asia and Europe, starting in World War I, when he served as a Y.M.C.A. volunteer with the British Army, looking after Indian tr... 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

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ESSAYS IN BIOGRAPHY - THE COLLECTED WRITINGS, VOLUME X

By: Keynes, John Maynard

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Macmillan / Royal Economic Society: 1972

Seller ID: 42411

Condition: Very Good


xix, (1), 460 pages; Clean and secure in original blue binding. View more info

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MEMOIRS OF FREDERICK AND MARGARET KLOPSTOCK

By: Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb & Margaretha

Price: $49.94

Publisher: Bath, Richard Cruttwell: 1810

Seller ID: 39121

Condition: Near Fine


xiv, 242, (1) pages; 1810 hardcover (Bath, Cruttwell). Translated from the German, by the author of Fragments in Prose and Verse . Printed by Richard Cruttwell . Bath; and sold by Cadell and Davies, Strand; Hatchard, Piccadilly, London; and S. Cheyne, Edinburgh. Contemporary calf, red leather spine label w/ gilt lettering. Translated and edited by Elizabeth Smith, and based on letters give her by Dr Mummsen of Altona. Elizabeth Smith (1776-1806) was an oriental scholar and philologist of some repute. Friedrich Klopstock was noted for his religious epic 'Der Messias' of 1748. Former owner's... View more info

A GREAT MAN'S FRIENDSHIP - Letters of the Duke of Wellington to Mary, Marchioness of Salisbury, 1850-1852

By: Lady Burghclere ; Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington

Price: $37.94

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42423

Condition: Very Good


xiii, 342, [3] plates. pages; Clean and secure in original navy blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and a gilt decorative emblem on front board, small hole at outer edge of last 30 pages, still a very good example of this well made book. Frontispiece colour illustration depicting the Duke and the children of Lord Charles Wellesley. Mary Catherine Stanley, Countess of Derby (née Sackville-West, first title Mary Catherine Gascoyne-Cecil, Marchioness of Salisbury; (1824 – 1900) was an English grande dame and political hostess. She was heavily involved in Victorian politics. ... View more info

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THE LETTERS OF FRANKLIN K. LANER Personal and Political

By: Lane, Anne Wintermute ; (editor) ; Franklin K. Lane ; Louise Herrick Wall; [Mrs. Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $44.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42354

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; xxvi, 473 pages; Contents clean and secure in original blue cloth binding. Inscribed and signed on ffep from Anne W. Lane to Mary Jennings. Includes letters and correspondence of Franklin K. Lane, who served as Interstate Commerce Commissioner to both Presidents Roosevelt and Taft, and Secretary of the Interior under President Wilson. Franklin Knight Lane (1864 – 1921) was an American progressive politician from California. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as United States Secretary of the Interior from 1913 to 1920. He also served as a commissioner of the Interstate... View more info

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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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John Williams [South Pacific missionary]

By: Lee, Albert

Price: $10.94

Publisher: London, Morgan and Scott: 1920

Seller ID: 42330

Condition: Very Good-


The New Missionary Series ; 62 pages; Contents clean and secure in original pictorial boards, chipped along spine edge, thin minor stain at upper corner of front board. John Williams (1796 – 1839) was an English missionary, active in the South Pacific. Born at Tottenham, near London, England, he was trained as a foundry worker and mechanic. In 1817, John Williams and his wife, Mary Chawner, voyaged to the Society Islands, a group of islands that included Tahiti, accompanied by William Ellis and his wife. John and Mary established their first missionary post on the island of Raiatea. From t... View more info

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THE JEROME CONNEXION

By: Leslie, Seymour

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42360

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


x, 220 pages; Clean and secure in original blue cloth with gilt lettering at spine in very good dustjacket worn at head of spine. View more info