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SUMMER WANDERINGS - Catalogue 203

By: Dawson's Book Shop

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Los Angeles, Dawson's Book Shop: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39711

Condition: Very Good


Former owner's initials at top of front wrapper and address label on rear wrapper, front wrapper faded at edges. 191 items listed including "A Collection of John Masefied" for $3000 and a lovely 15th century Book of Hours with 15 miniatures for $750 and most impressively a 1499 Hypnerotonachia with 172 magnificent woodcuts at $600. . Previous owner Francis Xavier Dwyer was co-author of a widely used textbook: "Introduction to the Study of Law," by Edmund M. Morgan and Francis X. Dwyer, and was a librarian at the Law Library of Harvard University and later for decades at the La... View more info

ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS - The JAMES A. DE ROTHSCHILD Collection at WADDESDON MANOR

By: Delaisse, L. M. J. ; J. Marrow & J. De Wit

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Office Du Livre: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41535

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


46 colour plates, many b&w illus; 608 pages; This important collection formed at Waddesdon Manor by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, houses a selection of some of the best illuminated manuscripts produced at important publishing houses and workshops of the later Middle Ages. This volume includes descriptions, index and useful documentation and reference material. A FINE copy in Very Good Dust jacket in original slipcase. Book is large and heavy and will require extra postagefor international or priority. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its... View more info

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The Battle of the Fifty Books - Address by Lester Douglas at the Opening of The Fifty Books of the Year, Febr. 9th 1932 [One of a Limited Edition of only 95 copies]

By: Douglas, Lester

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, American Institute of Graphic Arts: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38748

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; One of 95 copies printed for private distribution by Conde Nast Press; typography by Lester Douglas. Inscribed and signed on colophon page "To John Vance / with the regard / of Lester Douglas" John T. Vance was at one time Law Librarian of the Congress. Clean and tight in blue-green wrappers with a printed paper label on the front cover. A nicely printed editon of the address given by Lester Douglas at the opening of the Fifty Books of the Year Exhibition at the New York Public Library. A very, very tiny closed tear at foredge of front wrapper and one at lower edge of ... 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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BRIEF GUIDE TO FEDERAL LEGAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

By: Dwyer, Francis Xavier ; Gunhild I. Ness; Frederick Keating Beutel

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, The Federal Bar Journal: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42146

Condition: Very Good


45 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Reprinted from the Federal Bar Journal, Volume VI, No. 2, pp.170-205. Topics addressed: U.S. Constitution; State constitutions; Sources of the Law; History of Legislation; Judicial interpretations; Administrative interpretations; etc. Francis Xavier Dwyer was co-author of a widely used textbook: "Introduction to the Study of Law," by Edmund M. Morgan and Francis X. Dwyer, and was a librarian at the Law Library of Harvard University and later for decades at the Law Library of Library of Congress. View more info

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Scarce and Interesting Books on Many Subjects from the year 1496 - Catalogue 125 Collections on America and Canada; Economics and Parliamentary Papers; Near East and Egypt; ...Bacon's Essaies, 1613; Conspiracie of Catiline, 1541; etc.

By: E. M. Lawson

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Sutton-Coldfield, E. M. Lawson & Company: 1940

Seller ID: 40831


48 pages; Clean and secure in original printed wrappers. "...owing to the recent Defence (Finance) Regulations we are after June 8th, 1940, no longer permitted to accept payment in sterling for goods exported to U.S.A. We must therefore request our American customers to remit by Dollar Drafts, Cheques or Money Orders calculated at the official rate of exchange, which is now approximately 4 dollars to the pound (20 cents to the shilling)." View more info

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Catalogue of An Interesting Collection of Old and Scarce Books - Catalogue 121

By: E. M. Lawson

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Sutton Coldfield, E. M. Lawson: 1939

Seller ID: 40840

Condition: Very Good


32 pages; Contents clean and tight in original printed self-wrappers, wrappers toned. 654 items offerred, including The American Gazette - 3 parts (1768-69), Peacham's The Worth of a Penny (1669), Lambeth Faire (1641), etc. View more info

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Catalogue of An Interesting Collection of Old and Scarce Books - Catalogue 120

By: E. M. Lawson

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Sutton Coldfield, E. M. Lawson & Co.: 1939

Seller ID: 40841

Condition: Very Good


36 pages; Contents clean and tight in original printed self-wrappers, wrappers toned. 808 items offerred, including Vossius' Ars Historica (1623-1647, Robert Owen aquatint The Town of Lanark, Coke's First Institutes of the Lawes (1628-30), etc. View more info

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Catalogue of Old and Scarce Books - Catalogue 118

By: E. M. Lawson

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Sutton Coldfield, E. M. Lawson & Co.: 1938

Seller ID: 40842

Condition: Very Good


36 pages; Contents clean and tight in original printed self-wrappers, wrappers toned at edges. 668 items offerred, including sixteen volumes of Sporting Magazine (1812-1869), Rennell's Geographical System of Herodotus (1800), Gerarde's The Herball or General Historie of PLantes (1636), etc. View more info

A Copy-right Manual Designed for Men of Business, Authors, Scholars, and Members of the Legal Profession

By: Ellsworth, William Wolcott ; (1791-1868)

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Boston, Oliver Ellsworth: 1862

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39133

Condition: Very Good


48 pp. pages; Contemporary "law" sheepskin, rebacked, old red label remounted on spine (and is rubbed and worn). Edges of the boards rubbed, chip to the front blank endpaper. A sound copy of this scarce volume. OCLC: 33224108 The author, (son of the second U.S. Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth), was a Representative from Connecticut. He was born in Windsor, Conn., November 10, 1791, and was graduated from Yale College in 1810; studied law in Litchfield, Conn. and continued his legal education in Hartford in the office of his brother-in-law, the late Chief Justice Williams. Ellswor... View more info

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The Job of the Librarian of Congress in ANNUAL REPORT OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1945

By: Evans, Luther H. ; et al.

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41724

Condition: Very Good


233 pages; Clean and tight in original red buckram binding. Includes Evans' essay The Job of the Librarian of Congress." ; 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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George Psychoundakis : A Letter To C. A. Trypanis [with a manuscript letter from Dr. John Leatham to Richard Hubbard Howland]

By: Fermor, Patrick Leigh ; [Inscribed and Signed by Dr. John Leatham]

Price: $174.94

Publisher: Athens, American College of Greece: 1999

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 42189

Condition: Very Good+


Limited Edition printed in October 1999.One of 940 copies in sewn printed cream wrappers (of 1250 total). ix, (2), 12-45, (2) A letter from Fermor to Oxford professor Trypanis in English and Greek about the contemporary Cretan poet who translated both the Illiad and The Odyssey into his native language. Provenance: Inscribed and Signed on the halftitle by Dr. John Leatham to Richard Hubbard Howland with a three-page manuscript letter from Leatham to Howland dated December 31, 1999. The letter includes interesting information referring to the scholarly activities of both writer and recipient... View more info

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A Catalogue of Valuable Books [Catalogues 224, 226, 228] and A Catalogue of Miscellaneous Books [Catalogues 220, 223, 229, 230]

By: G. H. Last

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Bromley, G. H. Last: 1938

Seller ID: 40845

Condition: Very Good


200 pages; A lot of 7 Bookseller's catalogues - contents clean and tight in original printed self-wrappers. Listings for more than 3,000 items (books, pamphlets, manuscripts, autographs). View more info

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ILLUSTRATED BOOKS NINETEENTH CENTURY - An Exhibition October - November 1947

By: Garrett, John Work

Price: $9.94

Publisher: John Work Garrett Library: 1947

Seller ID: 40302

Condition: Very Good


32 pages; Catalogue of exhibition of illustrated books from the John Work Garrett ; 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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A CATALOGUE OF BOOKS ... -- A lot of ten bookseller catalogues including Catalogues 32, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 47, 51, and 52

By: George Harding's Bookshop

Price: $39.94

Publisher: London, George Harding's Bookshop: 1936

Seller ID: 40848

Condition: Very Good


A lot of 10 bookseller's catalogues (1936 - 1939) from one of the London bookshops patronized by Sir Winston Churchill. Contents clean and tight in original printed wrappers with some dust toning. Listings for more than 14,000 items in diverse categories - economics, history, Americana, Literature, dictionaries, Parliamentary Papers, etc. View more info

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THE BAVIAD AND MAEVIAD

By: Gifford, William

Price: $74.94

Publisher: London, Printed for J. Wright by W. Bulmer and Co.: 1800

Edition: Sixth

Seller ID: 42102

Condition: Good+


xx, 188 pages; Contents clean and secure in full calf binding. Black leather title label at spine, gilt lettering, ruled compartments and decorative devices at spine. Leather dry, hinges tender. Original owner's signature "P. Hagner" Peter Hagner (1772-1850) was a financier and United States civil servant. Hagner was appointed a clerk in the U.S. Treasury Department by Gen. George Washington in 1793, assistant accountant of the U.S. Department of War in 1797, and third auditor by James Monroe in 1817. He served under every administration for fifty-six consecutive years, retiring in ... View more info

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EARLY PRINTED BOOKS OF THE LOW COUNTRIES, from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, An Exhibition in the Library of Congress April 2, 1958 to August 31, 1958

By: Goff, Frederick R.

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Library of Congress: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37111

Condition: Very Good


37 pages; Contents clean and tight in original printed wrappers; wrappers toned at edge. Includes some illustrations from early printed books. ; 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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RARE AMERICANA - Catalogue 432

By: Goodspeed's

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Boston, Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc: 1950s

Seller ID: 41683

Condition: Very Good


36 pages; A couple scattered pencil check marks in the margin, otherwise clean and tight in original printed wrappers. This catalogue from the iconic American book store in Boston contains 298 items for sale, including Colles' Survey of the Roads of the United States of America (1789), Constitution and Government of Harvard College by Nathan Prince (1742), Hopkins' Historical Memoirs relating to the Housatunnuck Indians (1753), etc. ; 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 ephemer... View more info

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WEST - Catalogue 434

By: Goodspeed's

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Boston, Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc: 1950s

Seller ID: 41684

Condition: Very Good


36 pages; Clean and tight in original printed blue and white wrappers. This catalogue from the iconic American book store in Boston contains 511 items for sale, including Caitlin's North American Indian Portfolio w/ 31 colored lithographs (1844), Hart's The Traveler's Own Book 1870 (early Transcontinental Railroad guide), Brouillet's Authentic Account of the Murder of Dr. Whitman & Other Missionaries (Portland, 1869), Kelley's Narrative of Events & Difficulties in the colonization of Oregon & the settlement of California (1852), etc. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this ... View more info

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LOCAL HISTORY Alabama to Wyoming - Catalogue 435

By: Goodspeed's

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Boston, Goodspeed's Book Shop, Inc: 1950s

Seller ID: 41685

Condition: Very Good


44 pages; Clean and tight in original printed tan wrappers. This catalogue from the iconic American book store in Boston contains 1800 items for sale, including hundreds of town and county histories. ; 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