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San Celestino An Essay in Reconstruction, Aycough, John; [Bickerstaffe-Drew, Francis Browning]
1 Aycough, John; [Bickerstaffe-Drew, Francis Browning] San Celestino An Essay in Reconstruction
London Smith, Elder & Company 1914 Second Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Xvi, 324 pp + ads. With a gift inscription from the author "from John Ayscough who is proud to think any book of his had held the high office of lightening the hour in a hero's life" to Donald J. McDougall. Black cloth covers with red library tape spine, covers are bit tired, old library sticker marks, edges bit rubbed. Interiors have had library pockets rather roughly taken out leading to scarring and lacks on the end papers, interior paper bit toned but otherwise clean and unmarked. Back hinge strengthened with red library tape. From the publisher: "...incomparably Ayscough's best work,...Though cast into the outward fashion of an idealist romance, it is in reality an accurate appreciation of the hermit -- Pope St. Celestine V. His poignant story is told, for the first time, six hundred years after his death, with tender revernce, an almost passionate loyalty, and an absolute realisation of the saint, his time, and his country..." ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 324 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Charles George Gordon. A Sketch, Barnes, Reginal H.; Brown, Charles E.
2 Barnes, Reginal H.; Brown, Charles E. Charles George Gordon. A Sketch
London Macmillan 1885 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
This book is a hardcover, 7 1/2" by 5", 104 pages, plus several unnumbered preliminaries and 4 pages of facsimile letters before the title page; in fair condition. Cloth covers show rubbing at the corners, spine tip chipping. Interior hinges cracked, the 4 pages of facsimile letters are detached and the last fly is similarly cracking away from the binding at the gutter. There are old "Mercantile Library" stamps on the title page and a few other pages, otherwise, all pages are clean and unmarked. This is an exceedingly rare hardcover on Charles George Gordon, "Gordon Pasha" of the Sudan, printed in 1885, in the same year that Gordon died in Khartoum. It describes Gordon, "the inner man" as well as the outer man, and his exploits in the Sudan and Darfur. It includes 4 pages of a facsimile letter from Gordon, with a sketch outlining his trip up the Nile, as well as excerpts of letters to one of the authors, along with descriptions. Worldcat lists only 19 copies worldwide. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 99.00 USD
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3 Bizet, Georges. Preface De Louis Ganderax Lettres De Georges Bizet. Impressions De Rome (1857-1860), La Commune (1871)
Paris Calmann-Levy Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
liii + 325 pp + table. No date, circa 1900. The letters of composer Bizet, in French. 1/2 leather. Handsome leather spine with 4 raised bands, gilt decorations, leather bit dry and faded. Marbled boards with some rubbing at edges. Interior marbled end papers are clean, paper is a little browned, occasional foxing, but otherwise unmarked. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Bourrienne, Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Memoiren des Staatsministers von Bourrienne über Napoleon, das Directorium, das Consulat, das Kaiserreich und die Restauration. Aus dem Französischen, Siebenter Thei.
Leipzig Kummer 1829 Decorative Boards Good with no dust jacket 
264 pp. Seventh of ten books. The first German translation of Mémoires sur Napoléon, le Directoire le Consulat, l'Empire et la Restauration. Written by Napoleon's Private Secretary Bourrienne (1769-1834), who was a childhood friend of the great man. As an 1836 review of this famous book said, "M. de Bourrienne shows us the hero of Marengo and Austerlitz in his night-gown and slippers--with a 'trait de plume' he, in a hundred instances, places the real man before us, with all his personal habits and peculiarities of manner, temper, and conversation." Marbled boards, green & gilt label is partly lacking, university ex-library with label and pocket, otherwise very nice condition. ; Ex-Library; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Charles D'Espinay Eveque De Dol Et Son Oeuvre Poetique (1531? -1591), Busson, Henri
5 Busson, Henri Charles D'Espinay Eveque De Dol Et Son Oeuvre Poetique (1531? -1591)
Librairie Ancienne Honore Champion 1923 Paperback Good in Poor dust jacket 
+ (16) 201 + (4) french language, contains 1 plate, bibliography and index, previous owner attached wax paper DJ which is torn around head, tail, edges and on back cover, book in good condition with pages lightly browned, clear, unmarked and uncut; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 201 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Life of Lutgard of Aywieres, Cantimpre, Thomas De; King, Margot H. , translator
6 Cantimpre, Thomas De; King, Margot H. , translator The Life of Lutgard of Aywieres
Toronto PEREGRINA 1991 Revised Edition Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued 
207 pp. End notes, bibiliography. Illustrated with frontis medieval portrait of Lugard. Cream and Wedgewood blue card covers are clean and unmarked, hint of shelf wear, interior clean and unmarked. Nice copy ; Peregrina Translations Series, Matrologia Latina; Vol. 9; 207 pages 
Price: 55.00 USD
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The Life of Lutgard of Aywieres, Cantimpre, Thomas De; King, Margot H. , translator
7 Cantimpre, Thomas De; King, Margot H. , translator The Life of Lutgard of Aywieres
Toronto PEREGRINA 1991 Revised Edition Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued 
207 pp. End notes, bibiliography. Illustrated with frontis medieval portrait of Lugard. Cream and Wedgewood blue card covers are clean and unmarked, hint of shelf wear, interior clean and unmarked. Nice copy ; Peregrina Translations Series, Matrologia Latina; Vol. 9; 207 pages 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian, Carnochan, W. B.
8 Carnochan, W. B. Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian
Chicago, Illinois Stanford Univ Pr 1987 0804713634 / 9780804713634 First Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
xiv + 225 pp. Appendixes, notes, index. Decorative chapter headers, 1 plate. Blue and brown paper dust jacket is missing piece from upper right corner, small chips and tears at edges, otherwise nice. Book itself has erasures on first fly, otherwise clean and good. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 14.50 USD
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The Life of Cardinal Wolsey  and metrical visions from the original autograph manuscript with notes and other illustrations by Samuel Weller Singer in two volumes, Cavendish, George
9 Cavendish, George The Life of Cardinal Wolsey and metrical visions from the original autograph manuscript with notes and other illustrations by Samuel Weller Singer in two volumes
Chiswick; London HARDING, TRIPHOOK, AND LEPARD, 1825 First Edition Full-Leather Good with no dust jacket 
xxxii, 344; lxxii, 304 pp. Frontis portrait of Wolsey in Vol I, and Anne Boleyn in Vol. II. Original smooth calfe with gilt ruling is very handsome, spines have been neatly repaired with black library tape. Spines have white library #s at bottom of black tape. Marbled edges. Interior marbled end pages with hinges cracked but library tape secures all. First volume has a taped in envelope with old newpaper clippings about Cardinal Wolsey. Text is clean and nice. A very handsome set except for the neat but sad black tape. ; Ex-Library; 648 pages 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Robert Browning as a religious teacher.  Being the Burney Essay for 1900, Cecil., Pigou. Arthur
10 Cecil., Pigou. Arthur Robert Browning as a religious teacher. Being the Burney Essay for 1900
London C.J. Clay and sons, 1901. 1901 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
xii, 132 pp. Original black cloth covers with gilt title to front cover, blind ruling, spine gilt faded. Corners bit bumped, spine tips pulled. Interior old owner insript with address on first free end paper, text somewhat browned but otherwise clean and unmarked. Unusual. ; 132 pages 
Price: 29.00 USD
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11 Cibber, Colley (Lowe, Robert W., Ed.) An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Written By Himself, A New Edition with Notes and Supplement By Robert W. Lowe, in Two Volumes
London John C. Nimmo 1889 First Edition Thus Cloth Fair with no dust jacket Illustrated by Parkes, R.B. & Lalauze, Adolphe 
In 2 volumes, 337 pp & 416 pp, 26 original mezzotint portraits by R.B. Parkes and 18 etching by Adolphe Lalauze, limited edition of 510 copies, this is number 307. A new edition of the 1740 original autobiography of Colley Cibber, "interspersed with characters and anecdotes of his theatrical contemporaries, the whole forming a complete history of the stage for the space of forty years". Cibber was the Poet Laureate of England (a purely political appointment apparently) and a historian of the English theater. Lowe compared all six previous editions of Cibber's work, carefully going back to the original and what was known of Cibber's corrections. In addition he has brought a number of rare documents, including Historia Histrionica, a copy of the Patent granted to Sir William Davenant, and a supplementary chapter which includes "the chief incidents of theatrical history up to the time of Cibber's death" along with the story of his famous quarrel with Pope, and a list of Cibber's dramatic productions and a biblography of works by or relating to him. The book is ex-library with all the usual markings and has a dark red library binding with gilt spine, handsome, but nothing like the original leather. A number of the fly pages are loosening. The library strengthened the pages containing the truly beautiful mezzotints, but in doing so caused stress on the text pages resulting in cracks at the top of neighboring pages. In Vol. II, page 307 is loose and another page has a chip out of the corner, slightly affecting text. The mezzotints, however, are in good condition, and they alone are worth the price of admission. A reading copy set with beautiful plates.; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 75.00 USD
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To Beg I am Ashamed The Authentic Autobiography of a London Prostitute, COUSINS, Sheila
12 COUSINS, Sheila To Beg I am Ashamed The Authentic Autobiography of a London Prostitute
New York The Vanguard Press 1938 First US Edition Hardcover Good in Fair dust jacket 
283 pp. Scarce edition. Blue DJ in plastic. DJ in fair condition, torn on front, and worn along edges. Blue cloth boards. Book is in good condition. Board tips sunned. Very faint marks inside rear cover. Otherwise very clean with no other marks. ; X X 
Price: 175.00 USD
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13 Darwin, Charles Darwin and Humboldt: Their Lives and Work
US The Humboldt Pub. Co, 1883 Softcover Fair 
46 pps. Contents page in back. Binding is softcover: cloth wrapped boards. Wear to corners, buff label age darkened. Interior has book plate of William Schroeder, M.D. along with his presentation to a Medical Society library dated 1911. Some library stamps. All text pages have a small hole which was patched with cello tape many years ago, some pages affecting text yet all is readable. Old library clipping attached to last page. Still sturdy.; Ex-Library; 8" x 4" 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Speeches of the Right Honorable John Philpot Curran.  Complete and Correct Edition. Edited, with Memoir and Historical Notices, Davis, Thomas; Curran, John Philpot
14 Davis, Thomas; Curran, John Philpot The Speeches of the Right Honorable John Philpot Curran. Complete and Correct Edition. Edited, with Memoir and Historical Notices
Dublin James Duffy 1845 First Edition Thus Hardcover Good 
Xliv, 603 pp. Frontis plate of Curran. Green buckram with red and gilt cloth spine label is generally aged, bit grubby but not particularly rubbed, some wear at spine tips. Interior has new endpapers. Original yellow blank at the front is partially glued to the new endpaper and has a large hole, this yellow page is in turn glued to the half title which has been completely glued down to the frontis plate page (which appears to be missing part of its bottom corner) . Frontis foxed, paper generally lightly toned but otherwise clean, rear hinge cracking but holding. An acceptable copy of the scarce first edition of Davis's work on Curran. "The present edition is arranged chronologically, with a single exception. It contains 6 of Curan's bar speeches, and 33 of his parliamentary speeches, not in any former edition, and no pains have been spared to get the best reports. The illustrative matter may be thought too ample." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 603 pages 
Price: 185.00 USD
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Antonianum. Preiodicum Trimestre. Annus XLV Ianjuarius-Iunius 1970. Fasc. 1-2 Miscellanea in Honorem P. Caroli Balic OFM. Septuagesimum Diem Natalem Agentis (1899-1969), De Urbe, Antoniani, editor
15 De Urbe, Antoniani, editor Antonianum. Preiodicum Trimestre. Annus XLV Ianjuarius-Iunius 1970. Fasc. 1-2 Miscellanea in Honorem P. Caroli Balic OFM. Septuagesimum Diem Natalem Agentis (1899-1969)
Rome Pontificium Athenaeum Antonianum 1970 Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
298 pp + index. Bibliography of Balic. Frontis portrait plate of Balic. In German, English, Latin, etc. Kraft card covers are a bit browned, pencil erasure to front cover, paper inside a little toned but otherwise clean and nice. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 298 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Antonianum. Preiodicum Trimestre. Annus XLV Ianjuarius-Iunius 1970. Fasc. 1-2 Miscellanea in Honorem P. Caroli Balic OFM. Septuagesimum Diem Natalem Agentis (1899-1969), De Urbe, Antoniani, editor
16 De Urbe, Antoniani, editor Antonianum. Preiodicum Trimestre. Annus XLV Ianjuarius-Iunius 1970. Fasc. 1-2 Miscellanea in Honorem P. Caroli Balic OFM. Septuagesimum Diem Natalem Agentis (1899-1969)
Rome Pontificium Athenaeum Antonianum 1970 Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
298 pp + index. Bibliography of Balic. Frontis portrait plate of Balic. In German, English, Latin, etc. Kraft card covers are very lightly browned at the edges, paper inside a little toned but otherwise clean and nice. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 298 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Mater Spiritualis The Life of Adelheid of Vilich, Dick, Madelyn Bergen
17 Dick, Madelyn Bergen Mater Spiritualis The Life of Adelheid of Vilich
Toronto Peregrina Publishing Co. 1994 0920669484 / 9780920669488 Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Alison Brown 
152 pages + (8) contains illustrations, tables, endnotes and bibliography, cream and blue covers with black lettering, book slighly curved with minor wear to corners, pages clear and unmarked; Peregrina Translations Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 152 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Mater Spiritualis The Life of Adelheid of Vilich, Dick, Madelyn Bergen
18 Dick, Madelyn Bergen Mater Spiritualis The Life of Adelheid of Vilich
Toronto Peregrina Publishing Co. 1994 0920669484 / 9780920669488 Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Alison Brown 
152 pages + (8) contains illustrations, tables, endnotes and bibliography, cream and blue covers with black lettering, book slighly curved with minor wear to corners, pages clear and unmarked; Peregrina Translations Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 152 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Mater Spiritualis The Life of Adelheid of Vilich, Dick, Madelyn Bergen
19 Dick, Madelyn Bergen Mater Spiritualis The Life of Adelheid of Vilich
Toronto Peregrina Publishing Co. 1994 0920669484 / 9780920669488 Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Alison Brown 
152 pages + (8) contains illustrations, tables, endnotes and bibliography, cream and blue covers with black lettering, book slighly curved with minor wear to corners, pages clear and unmarked; Peregrina Translations Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 152 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Die Vita der heiligen Elisabeth des Dietrich von Apolda, Dietrich von apolda; Rener, Monika, Editor
20 Dietrich von apolda; Rener, Monika, Editor Die Vita der heiligen Elisabeth des Dietrich von Apolda
Marburg N.G. Elwert 1993 3770809998 / 9783770809998 1st Thus Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
151 pp. Namenregister; Wortregister. In German. Dietrich's text in Latin. Dark green cloth covers with brillian gilt to from cover and spine. Front cover has a stain where library spine tape was removed, back cover has a smaller similar stain. Interior has normal library cancellation marks but otherwise quite clean and nice. Veroffentlichungen der Historischen Kommission fur Hessen 53. Einleitun, Literatur und Quellenverzeichnis and Abkurzungen in German; Prologus, Liber Primus-Octavus in Latin; Anhang in Latin.; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 69.00 USD
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