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The Life Of General Winfield Scott

By: Mansfield, Edward Deering

Price: $54.94

Publisher: New York, A. S. Barnes & Co: 1846

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 42434

Condition: Very Good


x, (11) - 366 pages; Contents tight in original blind-ruled brown cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spine. Light scattered foxing, rubbed at corners and spine ends, some minor loss at head of spine. Former owner's name in pencil on second blank - "Shattuck" otherwise unmarked. OCLC 222239283 Engraved frontispiece portrait of Scott by J.F.E. Prudhomme after a painting by R.W. Weir, plus 5 full-page illustrated plates and 6 maps and plans. Sabin 44367 Winfield Scott (1786 – 1866) was an American military commander and political candidate born in Virginia... View more info

INDIA, MINTO, AND MORLEY 1905-1910 Compiled from the correspondence between the Viceroy and the Secretary of State. With extracts from her Indian Journal

By: Mary, Countess of Minto

Price: $34.94

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1935

Seller ID: 42425

Condition: Very Good


(xii), 447 pages; Clean and tight in original navy blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine; original owner's name on ffep - "M. Jennings / August 1935." Mary Minto left behind a substantial body of written material, which is held by the National Library of Scotland, in Edinburgh. Her journals and diaries span the India years through her Court service (1906-1936) and her General Correspondence (MS 12433-12451) covers a vast period of her life and family history, 1877-1939. These materials have provided source material for several writers besides herself, in particular polit... View more info

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MEMOIRS OF DELPHINE DE SABRAN, MARQUISE DE CUSTINE

By: Maugras, Gaston ; & Pierre Croze-Lemercier

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38690

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and tight in original gray cloth binding with gilt lettering and a gilt decorative device on front cover. Tiny bookseller's label at bottom inner corner of ffep [Lauriat, Boston]. Translated from the French of Gaston Maugras and Le Cte. P. De Croze-Lemercier. Frontispiece engraving of the Marquise with tissue guard. Delphine De Sabran, Marquise de Custine (1770-1826) was a French aristocrat whose son Astolphe was a great travel writer. The Marquise began life with hopes of permanent happiness, but encountered tragedy and eventually dispair. This book describes the life of th... View more info

Image for THE BRITISH NEPOS - Consisting of Select Lives of Illustrious Britons, who have distinguished themselves by their virtues, talents, or remarkable advancement in life, with incidental practical reflections Written Purposefully for the Use of Schools And Carefully Adapted To The Situations And Capacities Of Youth

THE BRITISH NEPOS - Consisting of Select Lives of Illustrious Britons, who have distinguished themselves by their virtues, talents, or remarkable advancement in life, with incidental practical reflections Written Purposefully for the Use of Schools And Carefully Adapted To The Situations And Capacities Of Youth

By: Mavor, William

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London, Richard Phillips: 1806

Edition: Seventh

Seller ID: 38606

Condition: Good


462, (8) pages; This particular example of Mavor's popular text book is distinguished by it's binding. Sometime in the 19th century the original calf binding was enveloped in plain sheepskin with just a small square cut out at the spine to reveal the red leather spine label with gilt lettering. Even the sheepskin is a bit rubbed and worn, but it has well served its purpose of maintaining the integrity of this book, though the blank endpapers are missing, the text block is intact. Illustrated frontispiece and four full page plates, each printed with six portraits of notable Brits. Frontispiece ... View more info

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THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF SIR JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS in Two Volumes

By: Millais, John Guille

Price: $39.94

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38962

Condition: Very Good


956 pages; Two volume set. Clean and tight in original blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spines, foxing to frontispieces, lower corners of binding rounded. Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Baronet, (1829 – 1896) was an English painter and illustrator and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, along with William Holman Hunt, D.G. Rossetti, William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Thomas Woolner, and F. G. Stephens. Millais' early works were extremely detailed, emphasizing the beauty and complexity of the natural world. This style was greatly applauded by John Ruskin ... View more info

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DANIEL H. BURNHAM Architect, Planner of Cities in Two Volumes

By: Moore, Charles ; [Daniel H. Burnham]

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38694

Condition: Near Fine


Former owner's name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth bindings with extensive gilt decoration. Volume One has only pieces of dustjacket; Volume Two has complete, but worn dustjacket. Daniel Hudson Burnham (1846 – 1912) was an American architect and urban designer. He was the Director of Works for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. He took a leading role in the creation of master plans for the development of a number of cities, including Chicago and downtown Washington, D.C. He also designed several famous buildings, including the Flatiron Buildi... View more info

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YESTERDAY AND TO-DAY

By: Nevill, Ralph

Price: $24.94

Publisher: London, Metheun & Co: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42368

Condition: Very Good-


285 pages; Contents clean and scure in original blue cloth binding, toning and tiny holes in ffep, former owner's name on ffep - ""Anne P. Fletcher" otherwise very good. Ralph Nevill (1865-1930) was the illegitimate son of Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Lady Dorothy Fanny Nevill. View more info

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KING GEORGE V : His Life and Reign

By: Nicolson, Harold

Price: $49.94

Publisher: London, Constable and Co.: 1952

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 42367

Condition: Very Good


xxiii, (1), 570 pages; Clean and secure in orignal blue polished cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt decorative stamping to front board. Bookplate on front pastedown of Madeleine Midleton, second wife of William St. John Freemantle Broderick, 9th Viscount Midleton and Unionist politician. The biography of King George V of Great Britain covers all aspects of his life. Besides the House of Lords controversy, the Home Rule dispute and his role in the war it describes the King's childhood and naval training. New information is also provided concerning the 1931 crisis. Nicolson... View more info

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Lafcadio Hearn in Japan. With Mrs.Lafcadio Hearn's Reminiscences Frontispiece by Shoshu Saito with Sketches by Genjiro Kataoka and Mr. Hearn Himself

By: Noguchi,Yone

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, London & Yokohama, New York: Mitchell Kennerley / London: Elkin Mathews / Japan: Kelly & Walsh,: 1911

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 40362

Condition: Very Good+


vii, & 177 pages; Publisher's original binding: yellow textured wrappers printed in black, bound in the Japanese style: stab-sewn with visible thread cords crossing the "spine" (visible cut edges of the text block) and running down the outside of the gutter margins, front and rear. This fragile binding is in excellent, unworn condition, protected by the publisher's original folding case -- blue-grey boards with paper labels on the spine and the front cover, and two silk cords with bone or ivory clasps (one is now missing). The case is somewhat soiled and worn, with rubbing along the ... View more info

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PORTRAIT OF A REBEL FATHER [in the scarce dustjacket ] With a Preface by Robert Lynd

By: O'Brien, Nora Connolly ; [ James Connolly ]

Price: $384.94

Publisher: Dublin, Talbot Press, Ltd: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40700

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


327 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth bindingwith gilt lettering at spine in very good dustjacket rubbed at folds with some edgewear and shallow chipping (now in protective mylar cover). OCLC: 4877457 Hand coloured photograph laid-in. The author Nora Connolly O'Brien was the daughter of Irish republican and socialist leader James Connolly whose life she chronicles in this book. She too had a very active political career working for the cause of Irish independence. From the jacket: "James Connolly, the Irish labour leader, was one of the seven men who signed the proclamat... View more info

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Rev. Father W. O'B. Pardow Died Jan. 23rd, 1909

By: Pardow, William O'Brien

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Unknown Photographer: 1909

Seller ID: 37127

Condition: Good


1 pages; A black and white photograph mounted on card with embossed border and printed legend reading "Rev. Father W. O'B. Pardow / Died Jan. 23rd, 1909" Card in bumped at corners with two corners creased and light dust soiling. Father William O'Brien Pardow was born in New York in 1847 descended from Irish immigrants. He graduated from The College of St. Francis Xavier with honors in 1864 and shortly thereafter entered the Society of Jesus. His many labors as a Jesuit eventually brought him back as President of The College of St. Francis Xavier from 1891-1893. In 1893, Pardow ... View more info

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REMINISCENCES OF RUFUS CHOATE The Great American Advocate

By: Parker, Edward Griffin

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Mason Brothers: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41305

Condition: Very Good


522 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth bidning with gilt lettering at spine and ruling in blind and spine and boards. Engraved frontispiece portrait and lithographed facsimile autograph letter with tissue guard, foxed. An area of mild fading on front board. OCLC: 296196 Rufus Choate (1799 – 1859) was an American lawyer and orator. Beginning in 1823 Choate practiced law for five years, during which time he also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1825–1826) and in the Massachusetts Senate (1827). In 1830 he was elected to Congress as a Whig from Salem. In 183... View more info

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DIARY AND CORRESPONDENCE OF SAMUEL PEPYS, F.R.S. Secretary of the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II and James II Diary deciphered by Rev. J. Smith, A.M. with a Life and Notes by Richard Lord Braybrooke

By: Pepys, Samuel ; Richard Lord Braybrooke ; Rev. J. Smith ; [William H. Davis' set]

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott: 1866

Seller ID: 42409

Condition: Very Good+


All four volumes in splendid condition, clean and secure in original brown cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spines and decorative stamping in blind to front and rear boards, minor wear to cloth at foot of spine of volume 1, otherwise near fine. From the fifth London edition with the preface from the fourth London edition. OCLC 9356158 Frontispiece steel engraved portraits with tissue guards in volumes 1 and 2, comprising Portrait of Pepys engraved by J. W. Steel, Philadelphia engraver, after a portrait by Sir G. Kneller and a portrait of Mrs. Pepys engraved by J. W. Steel after Haile... View more info

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TRANSVAAL PROBLEMS

By: Phillips, Lionel ; [Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $34.94

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42404

Condition: Good


xi, (10, 370 pages; Contents clean and secure in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board; cloth badly chipped at head of spine, otherwise very good condition. OCLC 457667811 Sir Lionel Phillips, 1st Baronet (1855 – 1936) was a British-born South African financier, mining magnate and politician. He was one of three sons and the family was lower middle-class, thus his early formal education was very limited. He commenced working for his father as a bookkeeper at the age of 14 but soon left the business and ventured out on his own, joining a firm of London d... View more info

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SOME REMINISCENCES

By: Phillips, Lionel ; [Mrs. Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $124.94

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: (1924)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42405

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; xl, 296 pages; Contents clean and secure in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. OCLC 843037330 Inscribed on ffep -- "To / my old friend / Mrs. Hennen Jennings / with Kind greetings / from / The Author" Mary Coleman Jennings was the wife of James Hennen Jennings (1854-1920), 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 Scientifi... View more info

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Les Maîtresses Authentiques de Lord Byron

By: Rabbe, Félix

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Paris, Albert Savine: 1890

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39619

Condition: Very Good+


356 & [1] pages; Contemporary brown pebble-grained morocco leather spine over marbled boards, flat spine lettered, ruled and decoratively stamped in gilt. This handsome and well preserved binding shows only moderate wear and rubbing along the edges of the boards -- the morocco spine is fresh and fine. First edition of this biography of the active lovelife of George Gordon, sixth Lord Byron. This text is more often seen in the centenary memorial edition, published in 1924. OCLC Number: 651221932 View more info

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THE STORY OF A VARIED LIFE

By: Rainsford, William Stephen ; [Mrs. Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $49.94

Publisher: New York, Doubleday, Page and Co.: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42363

Condition: Very Good+


(xvi), 481 pages; A lovely example of this fascinating autobiography, clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spine and front board. Original owner's brief inscription on ffep - "Mary L. Jennings / With Love ftom C.H. / Christmas 1922" In addition to a recounting of Rainsford's life in the Church, this memoir ncludes a chapter on Theodore Roosevelt and recollections of travels and hunting in the Rocky Mountains hunting grizzlies with David Kennedy a Canadian hunter and outdoorsman. William Stephen Rainsford (1850 - 1933) was b... View more info

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Gleanings from a Harvest of Memories

By: Randolph, Isham

Price: $144.94

Publisher: Columbia, MO, Privately Printed by E.W. Stephens Company: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42382

Condition: Near Fine


(4), 5-84 pages; Clean and secure in original navy blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and a coat of arms impressed on front board. The embossed calling card of Rev. Oscar de Wolf Randolph laid-in. OCLC 3586633 Six full page portrait illustrations: Isham Randolph (1848-1920), Robert Carter Randolph (1807-1887), Isham Randolph as a boy, Robert Carter Randolph, Jr. (1840-1864), William Wellford Randolph (1837-1864), Archibald Cary Randolph (1833-1887). Published by his sons shortly after his death, Isham Randolph's recollections are vivid snapshots of some of the scenes and events of his ri... View more info

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MEMORIES BY LORD REDESDALE - Two Volume Set

By: Redesdale, Lord ; Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford ; [Hennen Jennings' copy]

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co.: (1916)

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 42415

Condition: Very Good


(xiv), 396; (x), 397-816 pages; Contents clean and secure in original blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine and front boards. Ownership signature of Hennen Jennings on ffep with his printed calling card laid in. OCLC 1089070 Frontispiece photogravure plate in each volume, additional plates, portraits, facsimile. PROVENANCE: 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 ed... View more info

Memoirs of the public and private life of Napoleon Bonaparte with copious historical illustrations and original ancedotes (Two Volume Set)

By: Reid, William Hamilton ; M. V. Arnault

Price: $124.94

Publisher: London, Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper: 1826

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41909

Condition: Good


Two volume set, bound in early 19th century marbled calf binding with gilt stamping at spine; text blocks clean and securely stitched, spines and edges of boards very rubbed, Boards DETACHED on both volumes. Translated from the French of M.V. Arnault, C.L.F. Panckoucke and Count Segur. By W. Hamilton Reid. Preceded by a Sketch of the French Revolution. Includes "Supplement" covering 1812-1814 with recollections of Napoelon's Marshals and Grandees, Napoleon in Russia and his return to France, and Retrospective on Napoleon's life. Engraved illustrations include: 1) Portrait of Napole... View more info