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1 Le Bachelier De Salamanque, Ou Memoires et Aventures De Don Cherubin De La Ronda. Tome Premier
Paris Stereotype D'Herhan 1817 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
244 In French. Charming little book by the author of "Gil Blas". Handsome brown leather spine with gilt have a bit of wear to spine tips, marbled boards leather spine tips rubbed as well. Interior has an old owner's signature on the half title, occasional foxing and small stain.; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 (Helps, Sir Arthur) Friends in Council: A Series of Readings and Discourse Thereon. Book the First
London William Pickering 1847 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
viii + 228 pp. Appears to be the first edition of this first book of the series. Frontis portrait. Beautifully bound in 3/4 brown leather, marbled boards, corners ruled in gold, spine has 4 raised bands and ornate gilt decoration. Little rubbing on the boards. Interior marbled end papers, old book plate of John Wilkinson Crake, numbers stamped on first blank, some foxing and rippling at frontis plate, interior otherwise clean and unmarked. Lovely copy.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 (Raspe, Rudolph Erich) The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen
New York James Miller 1868 Cloth Fair with no dust jacket Illustrated by Crowquill, Alfred 
251 pp. Frontis plate and tissue guard at first title. Decorations at chapter head and tail, plus plates. Dark blue ribbed Victorian cloth with blindstamped decoration, gilt design of Munchhausen on spine, spine tips chipped, loss of 1/2" at top of spine, corners rubbed and bumped. Interior occasional foxing but unmarked, some quires proud and signatures showing, page 75 has a small edge chip. Charming small book.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Price: 50.00 USD
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A Synopsis of the Genera of American Plants, According to the Latest Improvements on the Linnean System: With the new Genera of Michaux and others., (Rich, O.)
4 (Rich, O.) A Synopsis of the Genera of American Plants, According to the Latest Improvements on the Linnean System: With the new Genera of Michaux and others.
Georgetown, D.C. Carter, J.M. for J. Milligan and others 1814 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
viii + 167 + [3] pp including ad on [169]. Index. 3/4 leather with hard paper boards. Leather spine just a little rubbed, gilt bright and legible , leather corners a little rubbed, boards a bit rubbed as well with old small name sticker at bottom front. Interior has names of Heydrick family of Philadelphia, 1816 on end papers in a few different hands along with some doodling, more Heydrick family on 2nd fly. Title page and following leaf have light humidity stain, title page recto and verso have small pencil point black spot atop printer's name, page 54 has some small brown spots at the bottom which have oxidized surrounding pages, some general foxing and toning but otherwise clean and unmarked, publisher's ad at [169] is trimmed close at fore-edge and is cut shorter than the rest of the leaves and has quite a bit of foxing and some humidity staining, last two blanks have a bit of the same humidity staining at the gutter. Binding is solid. Quite scarce in commerce, this is a sound and attractive copy. Attributed to O. Rich, who is sometimes identified as Oliver O. Rich and otherwise as Obadiah Rich, the bibliographer whose brother was a botanist. An 1816 articles refers to "publisher O. Rich" while an 1849 article identifies "O. Rich" as the compiler. Library of Congress says that the O. Rich attribution is probably mistakenly applied from a flyleaf inscription. It seems unlikely that the bibliographer Obadiah Rich branched out into botany in the middle of his otherwise unplant-related career. The mystery of the author aside, this is a nice copy of a scarce title. OCLC 82200696; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 275.00 USD
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[La Connoissance des Pavillons ou Bannieres, que la plûpart des nations arborent en mer.]  with 90 Hand-Colored Plates, Aubin, Nicolas (attributed)
5 Aubin, Nicolas (attributed) [La Connoissance des Pavillons ou Bannieres, que la plûpart des nations arborent en mer.] with 90 Hand-Colored Plates
Amsterdam Jacques van den Kieboom 1737 First Edition Full-Leather Good with no dust jacket 
A quarto measuring 9” x 7”. Binding is very pleasing, an extremely handsome rebinding using renewed old materials. Old contemporary calf boards that have signs of wear with lovely patina were sensitively and expertly rebacked with a spine with 5 raised bands, gilt in the compartments, all beautifully done by this master binder. There are 28 pages of text and 90 engraved plates, all present as called for. The title page is a facsimile printed on old paper, and endpapers are renewed, otherwise all original. Condition is good. A2 repaired at top corners, plate 31 has a clean tear in the fore-edge margin that touches the flag, plates 88 and 89 are out of sequence. Minor foxing otherwise clean. The first 24 plates have the flags identified under each plate in an old French hand (you can see it on the photo of plate 3, above). The book block is solid, hinges firm, spine beautiful and gilt bright. The book is quite beautiful. The engravings are finely done, and each flag is beautifully hand-colored in rich reds, blues, greens and yellows. In general, each full page plate has two flags, but some have one spectacular large flag, and a few have 3 flags per page. The flags are shown bravely waving on staffs. It includes many of the small nation states and principalities of the time, including Genoa, the Isle of Corsica (dependent on Genoa), Tuscany, Dunkerque (ville de la Flandre Francoise), Sleeswik-Holstein, Livonia, Pomerania, as well as Tripoli, Tunis, the Mogol Empire, Nanking, the Emperor of China, the Emperor of the Tartars, Barbary, and many, many, more, both large and small. this book is exceedingly rare - -with only two copies listed at auction for sale in the past 50 years. Worldcat (OCLC) lists only 20 copies held worldwide, virtually all at national libraries such as the Library of Congress, the National Maritime Museum (UK) and the Bibliotheque Nationale de FranceThe book is quite beautiful. The engravings are finely done, and each flag is beautifully hand-colored in rich reds, blues, greens and yellows. In general, each full page plate has two flags, but some have one spectacular large flag, and a few have 3 flags per page. The flags are shown bravely waving on staffs. It includes many of the small nation states and principalities of the time, including Genoa, the Isle of Corsica (dependent on Genoa), Tuscany, Dunkerque (ville de la Flandre Francoise), Sleeswik-Holstein, Livonia, Pomerania, as well as Tripoli, Tunis, the Mogol Empire, Nanking, the Emperor of China, the Emperor of the Tartars, Barbary, and many, many, more, both large and small. The book is a quarto measuring 9” x 7”. Binding is very pleasing, an extremely handsome rebinding using renewed old materials. Old contemporary calf boards that have signs of wear with lovely patina were sensitively and expertly rebacked by the important Felton bookbinding house with a spine with 5 raised bands, gilt in the compartments, all beautifully done by this master binder. There are 28 pages of text and 90 engraved plates, all present as called for. The title page is a facsimile printed on old paper, and endpapers are renewed, otherwise all original. Condition is good. A2 repaired at top corners, plate 31 has a clean tear in the fore-edge margin that touches the flag, plates 88 and 89 are out of sequence. Minor foxing otherwise clean. The first 24 plates have the flags identified under each plate in an old French hand (you can see it on the photo of plate 3, above). The book block is solid, hinges firm, spine beautiful and gilt bright. This is a beautiful book, handsomely bound, of a very scarce title. Very scarce, very beautiful, very desirable. Shipping & Payment TermsWE ARE LOCATED IN CANADA.International Customers -- we may be able to ship more cheaply than we show – please e-mail us to see what we can offer to your location.US Customers – We ship twice or more a week using the US Postal Service via our courier from Canada to the mailing address in New York and then on to US addresses. We are able to offer competitive rates with this service, but if you require quicker shipping, please inquire. For books over $799 we may ship via CanadaPost from Toronto.Canadian customers -- we may have to charge HST/GST for Canadian purchases (generally 5% for books). However, shipping is generally lower than on ebay’s shipping cost calculator. Email me with your province and I’ll be happy to calculate HST and shipping.We are happy to combine shipping! For our international customers, import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up -- do not confuse them with additional shipping charges. We really cannot show merchandise below value or mark items as "gifts" – it can get us into all kinds of trouble with customs.Thanks for bidding and thanks for being a fellow book lover. See our other listings for more unusual and rare books. ”A fine and rare work” declared Sotheby's some years back at one of only two auctions of this book over the last fifty years -- illustrating and describing 214 flags used in shipping in the 1700s. The flags are of virtually all the various maritime nations, as well as numerous mercantile companies of the period, including those of the Turks and Mongols. The book is sometimes attributed to Nicolas Aubin (the copy at the Bayerische Staatsbiliothek in Munich is so described) but otherwise no author is mentioned. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 3499.00 USD
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6 Bachman, G. (George) Introduction to P-Adic Numbers and Valuation Theory
Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn 1963 First Edition Paperback Good 
129 pp + 14 pp Appendix + (1) Bibliography. Printed by the Mathematics Department June 1963. Includes Valuations of Rank One; Complete Fields and the Field of p-adic Numbers; Valuation Rings, Places and Valuations; Normed Linear Spaces and Extensions of Valuations, plus the appendix. Buff paper covers with black cloth tape spine. Covers are chipped at bottom front corner, sticker scar to front cover obscuring the word "theory", back cover sunned at edges and chipped at for-edge. Interior paper bit aged and some marks to the title page, otherwise clean and unmarked. Very scarce 1st edition of this respected mathematician's early work.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Price: 59.00 USD
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Journal of a Tour in Unsettled Parts of North America in 1796 & 1797 With a Memoir of the Author, Baily, Francis (1774-1844) ; Herschel, Sir John
7 Baily, Francis (1774-1844) ; Herschel, Sir John Journal of a Tour in Unsettled Parts of North America in 1796 & 1797 With a Memoir of the Author
London Baily Brothers 1856 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
xii + 439 pp. Title page with presentation inscription from the author's sister: "From Miss Baily, Tavistock Place." Original blind stamped ochre cloth and green endpapers, with the binder's sticker "Westley's, London". Boards have minor wear, spine gilt is faded but still legible, spine head and tail are rubbed and a bit worn. Interior hinges cracked, foxing throughout but particularly at the end and the beginning of the book, sewing showing. A bit shaken but still sound. "One of the earliest and most significant narratives of travel by an Englishman in the Mississippi and Ohio valleys, not published till nearly 60 years after the event. As a young man, Baily, who was to become President of the Royal Astronomical Society, traveled from Baltimore to Natchez by riverboat, and returned by land up the Natchez Trace. The narrative is of great importance for its observations on topography, vegetation and the life of the river, including descriptions of all the places he visited, which included Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Washington D. C. , Charleston, Pittsburgh, Wheeling, Limestone, Columbia, Cincinnati, Port William, Louisville, Fort Massac, Natchez, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Nashville and Knoxville. On the way he met Daniel Boone and Zebulon Pike." Baily never married and in 1825 he retired to 37 Tavistock Place in London with his sister, Elizabeth Baily, who ran the establishment and offered hospitality to guests while her brother lived, then maintained control of the house until her death fifteen years after her brother's. Baily's friend, Sir John Herschel, the eminent astronomer, wroter the memoir of Baily that preceeds the journal. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 439 pages; Signed by Family Member 
Price: 950.00 USD
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8 Baldwin, Colonel The Boy Politician; or Electioneering for the Right
New York Albert Sibley & Co. 1888 First Edition Softcover Fair 
64 pp. Illustrated with engravings. Golden Library of Chocie Reading for Boys and Girls, Vol. II, No. 44 "The press, the pulpit, the parents and the general public cry out for bright, pure, and attractive reading for boys and girls. The Golden Library comes to the rescue of a long-surrfering community. Its pages are full of itnerest, its stories are ogiinal, full of life and brave eneavor for the right." Young Adrian Merigold takes on the rich establishment, has lots of thrilling adventures, and wins the day! Original golden yellow paper wraps are bit grubby and worn around the edges, interiors show wear, some occasional small stains, stains at the staples. Advertising front leaf is chipped away, has ads for Brooklyn real estate auctioneer Jere. Johnson.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Universal Love Considered,  And Established Upon its Right Foundation: Being a Serious Inquiry How Far Charity May, and Ought To, be Extended, Towards Persons of Different Judgments in Matters of Religion: and Whose Principles, Among the Several Sects of Christians, Do Most Natural, Barclay, Robert (1648-1690)
9 Barclay, Robert (1648-1690) Universal Love Considered, And Established Upon its Right Foundation: Being a Serious Inquiry How Far Charity May, and Ought To, be Extended, Towards Persons of Different Judgments in Matters of Religion: and Whose Principles, Among the Several Sects of Christians, Do Most Natural
London James Phillips and Son 1799 Second Edition Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
42 pp + ads. What appear to be the original grey paper covers, sewed, which are worn, with chips at the front bottom corners, a chip and a stain at the back fore-edge. Title page is darkened at the top edge, old pencil owner inscript, paper is strong and unmarked with some corner curling, stain from the back cover present at the fore-edge in the margin starting at about page 29. The 2nd edition, the first was printed in 1677 and written while Barclay was imprisoned for his Quaker beliefs. Quite scarce and, as well, unusual in being in the original paper binding. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 42 pages 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Notice sur La Cour du Grand-Seigneur, son Serail, Son Harem, La Famille du Sang Imperial, Sa Maison Militaire, et ses Ministres, Beauvoisins, Joseph Eugene
10 Beauvoisins, Joseph Eugene Notice sur La Cour du Grand-Seigneur, son Serail, Son Harem, La Famille du Sang Imperial, Sa Maison Militaire, et ses Ministres
Paris Gabriel Waree 1807 Second Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
110 pp. Original 3/4 leather with brown/pink/green marbled boards. Leather corners and are rubbed, boards bit rubbed, spine aged with gilt missing only half the label still present, spine tips chipped. End papers a bit oxidized. Title page has gift inscription to Vere henry Foster dated 1845 as well as a French stamp, pages have minimal foxing, some storage creasing to the page corners, otherwise clean and unmarked, binding sturdy. Published in the same year as the first edition (printed in Rome) this is an account of the Ottoman court, written by Beauvoisins who was held as a prisoner-of-war for three years in Greece and Turkey betweeen 1799 and 1801. His book describes the family of the Sultan "and explains the functions of the vast army of Ottoman servants and -court attendants" (Blackmer Catalogue). Vere Henry Foster, whose book this was (1819-1900) was a member of the Irish Foreign Service until he resigned to devote his life to bettering the Irish lower class. He contributed funds for over 25,000 Irish to emigrate to the U.S. , and supported teachers and schools in Ireland. A scarce copy of a classic on Turkey and its ruling families with a nice association. In French.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Price: 699.00 USD
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11 Behn, Mrs. Aphra All the Histories and Novels Written by the Late Ingenious Mrs. Behn, Intire in Two Volumes
London Charles Gildon printed for T. Longman, et al 1751 Ninth Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
xii + 257 pp + 288 pp. Ninth edition, corrected. Containing: The Life and Memoirs of Mrs. Behn. The History of Oroonoko; Or the Royal Slave. The Fair Jilt; or the Amours of Prince Tarquin and Miranda. The Nun, Or, the Perjured Beauty. Vol. II.: Agnes de Castro, Or the Force of Generous Love. The Lover's Watch; Or the Art of Making Love, Being Rules for Courtship for Every Hour of the Day and Night. The Ladies Looking Glass to Dres Themselves by; Or the whole Art of Charming all Mankind. The Lucky Mistake. memoirs of the Court of the King of Bantam. The Adventure of the Black Lady. Perhaps the first English novelist, almost certainly the first romance novelist! Quite scarce. Leather spines with 4 raised bands are quite worn, volume I most spine chipped away, tips gone on Vol. II. Marbled boards on both vols are rubbed, marbled paper starting to peel away at the fore-edge on Vol. II and all boards threatening to detach. There is some worming at the bottom edge of Vol. I, not affecting text, both volumes were trimmed quite close to the top edge. Text otherwise is clean and unmarked. Even with its faults, a not unattractive little set, extremely hard to find.; 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall 
Price: 499.00 USD
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12 Binswanger, Prof. Dr. Otto Die Epilepsie; Zweite, Neubearbeitete Auflage
Wien (Vienna) Alfred Holder 1913 Second Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
iv + 548 pp. Mit 1 Abbildung im Text und 2 Tafeln. (5 color figs at rear and 4 b/w figs.) Second edition of one of the classics of medical literature on epilepsy by Otto Binswanger (1852-1929), who studied in Heidelberg, Zürich, Straßburg und Vienna and was graduated in 1877 in Göttingen. He became a professor in 1882 and accepted a job as director of the mental asylum in Jena, where this book was written. Book has a handsome library binding, leather and gilt spine, leather corners, black pebbled boards. The book has an ownership signature of William T. Shanahan, M.D., Director of the Craig Colony for Epileptics in Sonyea, N.Y., as well as a number of stamps of his name, It also 2 library college stamps. The leather is soft and scuffed, front cover has library white ink at bottom edge, top of spine chipped, interior has some underlining in pencil throughout (light). Very handsome 2nd edition, owned by a prominent American specialist on epilepsy. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 79.00 USD
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13 Brusle De Montpleinchamp, Jean-Chrysostome Pensees Diverses, Et Proverbes Choisis. Avec Des Reflexions Pour Les Mieux Entendre Bookplate De Guinzbourg
Paris Jean-Luc Nyon 1712 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
[vi] ff, 306 pp, [vii] ff. Unrecorded copy of this very scarce book of maxims and proverbs, printed in Paris on the same date as other printings. Diced calf with blind ruling, 5 raised bands with gilt in the compartments, red edges. Covers with some scuffing , top of first compartment chipped off, spine covering a bit crackled, corners rubbed. Marbled end papers, bookplate of de Guinzbourg on inside front cover, title page has some foxing/staining, first pages to aiii have some of the red edge ink smeared up into the margins. The book lists no author but the "avis de l'auteur" is signed GGDM, the initials used by Bursle de Montpleinchamp. From the Easton Collection with bookplate ofl Victor De Guinzbourg who assembled a large collection of proverbs and published books on the subject. Victor de Guinzbourg worked in counterintelligence prior to WWII and, according to his family, was known by more than one name during the time. Little is known about him until after the war when he began work for the UN. Upon de Guinzbourg’s death, Mr. Easton acquired a large portion of this collection of proverbs. Worldcat lists only 4 actual copies of this title, none of the Nyon edition. Very unusual and quite pleasing. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 306 pages 
Price: 450.00 USD
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A Relation of the Imprisonment of Mr. John Bunyan, Minister of the Gospel at Bedford, in November, 1660. His Examination Before the Justices,his Conference with the Clerk , Etc.,Written By Himself,and Never Before Published., Bunyan, John
14 Bunyan, John A Relation of the Imprisonment of Mr. John Bunyan, Minister of the Gospel at Bedford, in November, 1660. His Examination Before the Justices,his Conference with the Clerk , Etc.,Written By Himself,and Never Before Published.
London James Buckland 1765 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
79 pp + (v) ads. In contemporary leather boards. Book is nearly disbound, boards have been been stitched on with two threads, the top one broken, bottom one barely holding on, no spine covering. Title page is loose, browned, chipped around edges with some loss at bottom and the "M" in the date MDCCLXV partially gone. Text pages somewhat browned but clean, last page of ads quite browned at edges and a bit chipped around edges, last few pages of the book are missing the point of the bottom corner, no end papers. The leather boards appear to be contemporary, smooth leather with gilt ruling, rubbed and worn. Fragile and in need of rebinding, but all present. Extremely scarce in commerce -- the last time it appeared at auction was in 1912 when it was sold to Ed Maggs. ; 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall 
Price: 575.00 USD
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns, Vol. II With His Life, Burns, Robert
15 Burns, Robert The Poetical Works of Robert Burns, Vol. II With His Life
Alnwick Davison c1810 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
320 pages. Frontispiece of the "Smoking Bowl" and engraved title, numerous text engravings, corresponds to 843993000. In what appears to be original 3/4 leather with blue marbled boards, 5 raised bands, joints and extremities lightly worn and rubbed, interior book plate and sticker of Robert Newton, West Parade, Newcastle-on-tyne (his name appears at that address in the 1867 "Local Records" ) , front hinge starting, end papers have some edge darkening , very light occasional foxing throughout, otherwise very nice. An unusual edition of this work, probably printed after the Davison/Catnach edition and after their partnership fell apart, but no date in the book anywhere. Rather than the glossary, this edition of Vol. II has "notes on the second volume" at the back. A pretty copy, quite scarce, Vol. II only. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 320 pages 
Price: 75.00 USD
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M. Porcius Cato Concerning Agriculture. [Association Henry J. Webb, Aspatria] Bound with the Three Books of M Terentius Varro Concerning Agriculture, Cato, M. Porcius; Varro, M. Terrentius; Owen, Rev. T. , translator
16 Cato, M. Porcius; Varro, M. Terrentius; Owen, Rev. T. , translator M. Porcius Cato Concerning Agriculture. [Association Henry J. Webb, Aspatria] Bound with the Three Books of M Terentius Varro Concerning Agriculture
London J. White 1803 First Edition Thus Full-Leather Fair with no dust jacket 
144, xi, [3] 257 pp. With the stamp of Henry J. Webb, Aspatria Agriculture College. Front cover detached, rear board threatening, spine mostly perished, boards quite worn, interior clean and unmarked, paper a little toned. Owen's translations of Cato, dated 1803, and of Varro (dated 1800) , both on agriculture. Scarce in and of themselves, this copy is particularly interesting because it has the ownership stamp of Henry J. Webb[1846-1893], who took over the Aspatria Ag. College in northern England in 1887, the school was founded on the radical idea of training the sons of tenant farmers and labourers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 175.00 USD
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17 Cats, J. (Jacob) (1577-1660) Gedachten Op Slapelosse Nachten, Waar Inne De Deugd Van Herberg-en Mededeylsaamheyt Ann Nootdruftigen, Wydlustig Vertoont Ende De vruchten Derselver Naar 't Leven Asgemaalt Werden: Mitsgarders & Spiegel van Den Ouden En Nieuwen Tydt... 2 Vol in One
Leiden and Amsterdam Jan Van Der Deyster & Abraham van Der Putte 1732 Leather Fair with no dust jacket 
(x) + 235 pp + (iv Register in Gothic typeface) + 320 pp. Slapeloose nachten is "het twee-en-tachtig-jarig leven van den selven Heere an zyn geboorte tot zyndoodtoe; door hem zelf in vaerzen beschreven. Den Achsten Druk. Met vernieuwde Figuuren". Red and black title page, frontis is missing and page (iii) is torn vertically and lacking 1/3 of the page, Wonderful engravings and lots of them, many showing the devils that beset the man attempting unsuccesfully to sleep. The first volume ends on Twee-en Tachtig Jarig Levn "eynde", then the Register van Boeken by J. en H. van der Deyster Gedrukt (in Gothic type), then an engraved frontis plate for the Spiegel. the title page "den lesten Druk, van nieuws oversien en gecorrigeert, en van veel Druksauten verbetert, with the publishing information of van der utte, Amsterdam but no date. Also wonderfully illustrated with engravings, printed in both Gothic type and standard type. There are no final blanks for the Spiegel but it is complete. Leather boards are a bit crackled, rubbed at the corners and edges. Spine has 5 raised bands with gilt decorations and a #4 in gilt, spine tips are quite worn, front hinge cracking and front board threatening to detach but still holding. Half title for Slapeloose Nachten has an old ownership inscription and there is a very old pressed violet at page 81 that has caused some browning, otherwise clean and unmarked. Paper is sturdy with only moderate foxing and aging. Quite scarce. ; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Price: 250.00 USD
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18 Combe, George and Boardman, Andrew Lectures on Phrenology; Including Its application to the Present and Prospective Condition of the United States. With Notes, an Introductory Essay, and an Historical Sketch By Andrew Boardman
New York Samuel Colman 1839 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
389 pp + ads. Frontis illus, hand colored plate. Apparent 1st edition of this work on the then popular "science" of phrenology. Brown paper covered boards with cloth spine is worn at all edges, some chips to the paper on the board, brown spine crumpled a bit, spine tips fraying, backstrip starting to separate. Interior library stamps from the Museum of Natural History (NYC) including back pocket. Some slight foxing throughout, title page has upper right corner tip missing, first few pages starting to pull away from signatures, otherwise all present and clean. ; Ex-Library; Small 8vo 
Price: 45.00 USD
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19 Cox, Samuel S. The Isles of the Princes; or The Pleasures of Prinkipo
New York & London G.P. Putnam & Son 1887 First Edition Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
ix + 381 pp + ads. Frontis + 27 plates. First edition of this extremely scarce book, which recounts the authors sojourn in Prinkipo, a former Greek island then under Ottoman rule (now part of Turkey). Author is very chatty, talks at length about the Greek church and its "curious" but "heroic" customs, (including a description of a mnemosimo which is still practiced the same way today), but also describes such details as the different languages his barber spoke, and how many different tongues could be heard on the island. Includes lots of descriptions of old customs, Greek Monasteries, visits to mosques, information on the government and history, fishermen, gardening, birds and wild life, a trip to Halki, Plati and Oxia, cloisters, the library, views of the sultan, information on dress of the various ethnic groups on the island and much more. Wonderfully illustrated with plates that show how "exotic" this island was at the time to the Westerner, as well as a folding map showing the Bosporus and the Isle of Prinkipo. Condition of this book is good antiquarian. The dark red cloth cover has brilliant guilt minaret with gilt crescent moon, corners rubbed, spine tips chipped and spine a little darkened. Interior title page and frontis have been tipped back in and fore-edges are a little chipped. Signatures are showing, pages are clean and unmarked. Nice copy of a very scarce title. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 349.00 USD
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20 Davids, Eleanor Note-Book of an Adopted Mother. Experience in the Home Training of a Boy
New York E.P.Dutton 1903 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
259 pp. Frontis portrait of "Stanley". Diary of a woman who adopts (with her husband) a 5-year-old orphan boy whose "parents had been working people, but not dissipated". Quite touching, and a window into attitudes of a 100 years ago. Presumed 1st, very scarce. Black cloth with brilliant gilt on the spine with a wonderful Art- Nouveau-ish decorating, spine gilt bright, spine tips a little rubbed and chipped. Interior front hinge just starting to crack, old institutional library marks, frontis tissue present and only a little foxed, gilt top edges. Handsome book, hard to find.; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 59.00 USD
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