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18th Century and Before
Books printed during or prior to 1800. These include reprints and facsimiles as well as older copies.

18th Century and Before

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...<b>1756 German Map of North Africa from Strait of Gibraltar to Niger River.</b><br>, Baumgarten, Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten
1 Baumgarten, Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten ...1756 German Map of North Africa from Strait of Gibraltar to Niger River.

Germany: Halle, Joham, Gebauer, 1756.
 Flat Map.
 The map originally found in a German Text c1756.
 Measuring aprox. 14.5 inches by 9.75 inches. Folds nearly invisible.
 
From a history by Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten, Samlung von Erleuterungsschriften und Zusätzen zur algemeinen Welthistorie published by Halle, Joham, Gebauer.
The Heading: Mauretanien Gaetulien, Melanogaetulien Garamantien und Nigritien.

Showing the Mediterranean coast of what is now Algeria and Tunisia, to the Niger River and the Atlantic coast.

Folding map laid flat unattached on foam board. Some toning, wrinkling left side bottom 3 inches from edge.

Probably concerning the conflicts in Mauretania and the province of Africa Proconsularis during the early first century AD.

Gaetulien : The Romanised name of an ancient Berber tribe inhabiting Getulia, covering the large desert region south of the Atlas Mountains, bordering the Sahara.
Mauretania (also called Mauritania) was a part of North Africa corresponding to the Mediterranean coast of what is today Morocco and the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla.

Mauretania Caesariensis was a Roman province located in northwestern Africa, in present Algeria, with its capital at Caesarea.
 
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...<b>Die Syrtische Gegend. <BR>1756 German Map of North Africa: Tunisia Area of Tripoli and Strait of Sicily.</b>, Baumgarten, Siegmund Jacob.
2 Baumgarten, Siegmund Jacob. ...Die Syrtische Gegend.
1756 German Map of North Africa: Tunisia Area of Tripoli and Strait of Sicily.

Germany: Halle, Joham, Gebauer, 1756. Laid-out folded map.

 
The map originally found in a German Text c1756. From a history by Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten, Samlung von Erleuterungsschriften und Zusätzen zur algemeinen Welthistorie published by Halle, Joham, Gebauer, and probably was to illustrate some part of Hannibal’s campaign. Folding map laid flat on foam board. Some toning. Minor loss left edge. Measuring aprox. 14.75 inches by 9.75 inches. Folds nearly invisible.

 
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...<b>Karte von dem Eigentlichen Africa und von Numidien<BR>  1756 German Map of North Africa from Tunisia to Sicily.</b>, Baumgarten, Siegmund Jacob.
3 Baumgarten, Siegmund Jacob. ...Karte von dem Eigentlichen Africa und von Numidien
1756 German Map of North Africa from Tunisia to Sicily.

Germany: Halle, Joham, Gebauer, 1756. Laid-out folded map. 
The map originally found in a German Text c1756.

From a history by Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten, Samlung von Erleuterungsschriften und Zusätzen zur algemeinen Welthistorie published by Halle, Joham, Gebauer, and probably was to illustrate some part of Hannibal’s campaign.

Folding map laid flat on foam board. Some toning.Measuring aprox. 14.75 inches by 9.75 inches. Folds nearly invisible.

 
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...<b>1756 German Map of North Africa from Strait of Gibraltar to Tunisia,</b>, Baumgarten, Siegmund Jacob. [The map originally found in a German Text c1756.]
4 Baumgarten, Siegmund Jacob. [The map originally found in a German Text c1756.] ...1756 German Map of North Africa from Strait of Gibraltar to Tunisia,
Germany: Halle, Joham, Gebauer, 1756 Laid-out folded map.
 
From a history by Siegmund Jacob Baumgarten, Samlung von Erleuterungsschriften und Zusätzen zur algemeinen Welthistorie published by Halle, Joham, Gebauer, and probably was to illustrate some part of Hannibal’s campaign.

The Heading: Das alte eigenthiche Africa und Numidienm, ungleichen Mauretania Caesariensis, oder das Reich der Massylier und Massaesylier anch dem Dr. Shaw.
Translation: The old [virtually literal] Africa and Numidia unequal Mauretania Caesariensis Or the rich of Massylier and Massaeylier after Dr. Shaw Folding map laid flat on foam board. Some toning, very minor loss top edge of center fold. Measuring aprox. 14.75 inches by 9.75 inches. Folds nearly invisible.
The Massylier ( Massylioi , latin Massyli ) were an ancient tribe in eastern Numidia . To the east bordering their territory ( Massylia ) at Carthage.
Numidia (202 BC – 46 BC) was an Ancient Berber kingdom in what is now Algeria and a smaller part of Tunisia, in North Africa. Numidia was originally divided between Massylii in the east and Masaesyli in the west.
Mauretania (also called Mauritania) was a part of North Africa corresponding to the Mediterranean coast of what is today Morocco and the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla.
Mauretania Caesariensis was a Roman province located in northwestern Africa, in present Algeria, with its capital at Caesarea,

 
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...<b>Philosophaster: With an English Translation of the Same Together With His Other Minor Writings in Prose & Verse.</b>, Burton, Robert
5 Burton, Robert ...Philosophaster: With an English Translation of the Same Together With His Other Minor Writings in Prose & Verse.
CA: Stanford University Press, 1931. First Edition, thus. Hardcover

 
Translation, introduction and notes by Paul Jordan-Smith. Latin text with English translation on facing pages.
Includes 'Poemata' and Burton's 'Will'. -
Blue cloth with gilt titles. Front is decorated. Top edge smooth with faint blue stain Others rough. Bindings square and tight. Text clean. Light handling wear, some hand soil.
Robert Burton (scholar) (1577-1640), English scholar and vicar, was an English scholar at Oxford University, best known for the classic The Anatomy of Melancholy. He was also the incumbent of St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford, and of Seagrave in Leicestershire. He studied a large number of diverse subjects, many of which informed the study of melancholia, for which he is chiefly famous. Burton was a mathematician and dabbled in astrology. When not depressed he was an amusing companion, "very merry, facete, and juvenile", and a person of "great honesty, plain dealing, and charity".[wiki]

 
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…<b>The Poetical Works of S. T. Coleridge, <Br>Including the Dramas of Wallenstein, Remorse, and Zapolya. <BR>In Three Volumes.</b><br>, Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
6 Coleridge, Samuel Taylor The Poetical Works of S. T. Coleridge,
Including the Dramas of Wallenstein, Remorse, and Zapolya.
In Three Volumes.


William Pickering, London: 1829.
 Second Edition. The first edition was of 12 copies. Complete in three volumes.
 Leather.
 8vo; Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75".
 
Rebound in [Contemporary] 19th-century custom full leather. Showing moderate external wear, with some rubbing and chipping to the spines.

Top edge gilt. Bindings firm. Text clean and bright, Printed on laid-paper; an occasional foxing spot noted. The front cover of the third volume displays a small stain in the lower left corner.

Antique bookplates can be seen on the front pastedowns.

Joints seem tender and books are protected and reinforced by custom clear Mylar sleeves. [spot on lead photo is reflected light from flash]

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets.

He is probably best known for his poems "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan," as well as for his major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence, via Emerson, on American transcendentalism.

Throughout his adult life, Coleridge suffered from crippling bouts of anxiety and depression; it has been speculated by some that he suffered from bipolar disorder, a condition as yet unidentified during his lifetime. Coleridge suffered from poor health that may have stemmed from a bout of rheumatic fever and other childhood illnesses. He was treated for these concerns with laudanum, which fostered a lifelong opium addiction.
 
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…<B>The Vicar of Wakefield A Tale.</B>, Goldsmith, Oliver
7 Goldsmith, Oliver The Vicar of Wakefield A Tale.
London: Bickers and Son, 1880 Hardcover.

 With Twelve Illustrations in Permanent Photography from Pictures by Eminent British Artists. 
A novel by Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith. It was written from 1761 to 1762 and published in 1766. It was one of the most popular and widely read 18th-century novels among Victorians.

Brown cloth covered boards.
Beveled edges,
Gold gilt and embossed designs on cover and spine.
All edges gilt.
Wear to corners.
Spine tips pushed with rubbing.
Minor area of discoloration lower rear bottom corner.
Rear hinge starting.

The illustrated plates are photos glued to a plate and all have minor the surrounding pages are flat so it must be something to do with the plates/glue. No flaws to the photos.
There are pencil notations from a previous owner. Evidently a scholar. Though a flaw, the notes are of interest regarding the photo plates.

 
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...<b>Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville  </b><br>, Higgins, Iain Macleod
8 Higgins, Iain Macleod ...Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville

Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.
 0812233433 / 9780812233438 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
A study of how Mandeville's Travels came to appear in its various versions, explaining how it went through a series of transformations as it reached new audiences in order to serve as both a response to previous writings about the East and an important voice in the medieval conversation about the nature and limits of the world.

Sir John Mandeville is the supposed author of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, a travel memoir which first circulated between 1357 and 1371.

By aid of translations into many other languages, the work acquired extraordinary popularity. Despite the extremely unreliable and often fantastical nature of the travels it describes, it was used as a work of reference

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

 
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...<b> A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy </b>, Mr. Yorick [Sterne, Lawrence]
9 Mr. Yorick [Sterne, Lawrence] ... A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
London: Thomas Tegg, 1809 Early, "New" Edition. 1st Edition Thus with Rowlandson plates. Hardcover.

 Two colored, full-color caricature plates by Rowlandson. 
Red calf, gilt ruled, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, raised bands. Marbled endpages, All edges gilt. -

A lively travel narrative and one of the premier examples of early "stream-of-consciousness" technique.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Moderate even toning. Modest handling wear. Spine aged; small part of spine label lacking. Faint front hinge repair with Scotch tape. Top spine band rubbed. Two pencil notations on free endpages probably by a bookseller from along the way. Printed by Hazard and Certhew, Beech Street, Barbicon. xii, 179, [1] pp. 16x10 cm(6¼x4")

Thomas Rowlandson was an English artist and caricaturist.
Rowlandson's designs were usually done in outline with the reed-pen, and delicately washed with color. They were then etched by the artist on the copper, and afterwards aquatinted—usually by a professional engraver, the impressions being finally colored by hand.
As a designer he was characterized by his facility and ease of draughtsmanship. He dealt less frequently with politics than his fierce contemporary, Gillray, but commonly touching, in a rather gentle spirit, the various aspects and incidents of social life.
His most artistic work is to be found among the more careful drawings of his earlier period; but even among the exaggerated caricature of his later time we find hints that this master of the humorous might have attained to the beautiful had he so willed.

 
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...<b>Plutarch's Lives. Complete and Unabridged in One Volume   </b><br>, Plutarch; Dryden Translation.
10 Plutarch; Dryden Translation. ...Plutarch's Lives. Complete and Unabridged in One Volume

New York: Modern Library / Random House, 1945.
 Modern Library Giant G-5. 1945 - 63 binding style
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Ref: Toledano
 
Plutarch's Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings, probably written at the beginning of the second century AD.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has edge wear and shelf handling
 
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...<b>Plutarch: Selected Lives   </b><br>, Plutarch; [Dryden Translation]
11 Plutarch; [Dryden Translation] ...Plutarch: Selected Lives

Pennsylvania: Franklin Press, 1982.
 Hardcover.
 Illustrated with the illustrations specially prepared for an English edition of 1676.
 
Plutarch's best-known work is the Parallel Lives, a series of biographies of famous Greeks and Romans, arranged in pairs to illuminate their common moral virtues and vices. The surviving Lives contain 23 pairs, each with one Greek Life and one Roman Life, as well as four unpaired single Lives.

No flaws or blemishes, Gift Quality. Brown Leatherette boards with gilt spine titles with raised bands. Front decorated in tolled gilt. All edges gilt. Bindings tight and square, unopened, unread. The Dryden Translation.
 
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…<b>Travels Through Germany in a Series of Letters.</b><br>, Riesbeck, [Johann Kaspar] Baron [Translated by Rev. Mr. Maty. Riesbeck]
12 Riesbeck, [Johann Kaspar] Baron [Translated by Rev. Mr. Maty. Riesbeck] Travels Through Germany in a Series of Letters.

Dublin. Whitestone et al. 1787
 Hardcover.
 2 volumes complete. xiii, 433; x, 454 pp.
 (8vo) 19x12cm (7½x5")
 Early Edition. Uncommon Irish Edition.
 
The Baron's letters, published in the Old Confederation, by a traveler of the French through Germany on the eve of the French Revolution, attracted attention throughout Europe.

Three-quarter calf and marbled boards.
A handsome set.
First Volume has a weak front hinge. Paste-down bookplate on endpage, stamp on front free endpage, Printed on laid-paper. Text is clean, some toning but not foxed.
Ref: ESTCT122255; BODL016275118
 
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...<b>The 19th Book Tesoro De Poveri.</b>, Rosenwald, Lessing
13 Rosenwald, Lessing ...The 19th Book Tesoro De Poveri.
Washington, D.C. Library of Congress, 1961. Hardcover.

 
A comparison of three versions of perhaps the oldest recommended reading list, printed in Florence in 1494, includes original texts, translations, appendices and notes.
Tan cloth binding with brown titles, clean and tight. 10 inches tall, 123 pages.

 
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...<b>The Arden Shakespeare: King Richard II  </b>, Shakespeare, William; Ure, Peter – Editor
14 Shakespeare, William; Ure, Peter – Editor ...The Arden Shakespeare: King Richard II
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1956. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

 
Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Minimal handling wear. Dust jacket light toning, no flaws. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

The Arden Shakespeare is a long-running series of scholarly editions of the works of William Shakespeare. It presents fully edited modern-spelling editions of the plays and poems, with lengthy introductions and full commentaries.

 
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...<b>The Complete Works of William Shakespeare The Cambridge Edition Text : Including the Temple Notes   </b><br>, Shakespeare, William; Wright, William Aldis - Editor
15 Shakespeare, William; Wright, William Aldis - Editor ...The Complete Works of William Shakespeare The Cambridge Edition Text : Including the Temple Notes

New York: Garden City, 1940.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Rockwell Kent Illustrations.
 
Wheat colored buckram cloth covered boards; Spine tiles stamped in gilt in black box, decorations in gilt. Bindings tight and square. Minimal handling wear. Tight and clean.

Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has moderate handling wear with a closed tear on rear panel.

In 1936, American artist Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) completed a limited edition series of illustrations for “The Complete Works of Shakespeare.”
 
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...<b> The Poetical Works of Jonathan Swift [Volume 1 & 2 of 3] </b><br>, Swift, Jonathan
16 Swift, Jonathan ... The Poetical Works of Jonathan Swift [Volume 1 & 2 of 3]

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1859.
 
Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric.

Red pebbled leather; Five raised spine bands. Marbled endpages, all edges gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning, foxing in preliminaries. Moderate handling wear. Lacking third volume. Frontispiece portrait of Swift Volume I.
 
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...<b> The World Encompassed And Analogous Contemporary Documents Concerning Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation Of The World with an Appreciation of Achievement by Sir Richard Carnac Temple. </b>, Temple, Sir Richard Carnac
17 Temple, Sir Richard Carnac ... The World Encompassed And Analogous Contemporary Documents Concerning Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation Of The World with an Appreciation of Achievement by Sir Richard Carnac Temple.
London: Argonaut Press, 1926. Limited Edition. Number 801 of 975 copies printed on 'Japan vellum' by Walter Lewis. Hardcover. [No jacket issued]

 
Limited Edition. Number 801 of 975 copies printed on 'Japan vellum' by Walter Lewis. This book is the first title published by the Argonaut Press. ---- The text begins with an appreciation of Drake's achievement, a narrative of his expeditions. Then there are documents, notes, testimonies and anecdotes analogous to Drake's circumnavigation.

Richard Carnac Temple was the British Chief Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as well as an anthropological writer.

Ribbon bookmark present. 5 maps, one folding, 3 illustrations and a facsimile of original title page from 1628. Original woodcut by William Monk on title page.

Bindings very tight and square. Many pages unopened. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with some facing of cloth at perimeter.Vellum spine darkened with a call-number sticker on the lower spine. Bookplate of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia indicating that this title is from the library of Henry Grier Bryant, first president of the society.

Book seems to be unread from the number of unopened leaves.

This reprint of the 1628 edition of the first full-length account of the first circumnavigation of the globe by an Englishman, which was compiled fifty years after the voyage by the admiral's nephew and namesake, Sir Francis Drake, chiefly from the notes of Chaplain Francis Fletcher. The present edition incorporates additional material, including an important prefatory essay by Sir Richard Carnac Temple and selected contemporary documents by Francis Fletcher, John Cooke, Thomas Doughty, Nuño da Silva, Sarmiento de Gamboa, Edward Cliffe, and others.

 
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...<b>A New Map of England, Scotland and Ireland.</b>, Tindal, Nicholas
18 Tindal, Nicholas ...A New Map of England, Scotland and Ireland.
London: Not Specified, c1745 Paper Tindal, Nicholas 
Map of the United Kingdom from "The Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England: From the Revolution to the Present Times" by Nicholas Tindal (a translation of Rapin-Thoyras's "Histoire d'Angleterre").

The map offers a view of the England, Wales, Ireland and most of Scotland and is entitled "A New Map of England, Scotland and Ireland," with the caption "Rapin Folio Vol. I p. 162" in the lower right corner.

Fold not prominently noticeable. Wear to bottom edge of map. [was edge of book] Unnoticeable small closed tear upper right corner. Light toning. Rear of map blank.

 
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…<b>The Iliad of Homer.</b>, Translated by Ennis Rees
19 Translated by Ennis Rees The Iliad of Homer.
New York: The Modern Library, [Random House] Copyright 1963. The Modern Library, No. 166. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
Spine style and endpages those of Modern Library c1963 - 67. No titles on inside of jacket.

Bindings tight and square. No flaws to book. Text clean. New Mylar sleeve protecting price-clipped dust jacket with the price of $2.45 has minimal handling wear.
Note: From the library of Rod McKuen with slip lad-in.

 
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...<b> Moliere Comedies </b><br>, Translation of Donald M. Frame
20 Translation of Donald M. Frame ... Moliere Comedies

Philadelphia, PA: The Franklin Library, 1985
 Haedcover.
 Illustrated with wood-cuts after Tony Johannot.
 
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature.

This edition contains: The School for Husbands; The School for Wives; The Misanthrope; The Imaginary Invalid; The Would-Be Gentleman; The Miser; and Taruffe or, The Impostor. He wrote in the 17th century.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Leatherette.
 
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