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Image for ...<b> A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy </b>

... A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

By: Mr. Yorick [Sterne, Lawrence]

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London:, Thomas Tegg,, 1809

Edition: Early, "New" Edition. 1st Edition Thus with Rowlandson plates.


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 book... View more info

Image for ...<b> A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters </b><br>

... A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters

By: [18th Century Travel] Moore, John

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Boston:, Printed at the Apollo Press by Belknap and Young, for David West,, 1792

Edition: First American Edition.


This book relates, via series of letters, Moore's observations of his travels with the Duke of Hamilton through France, Switzerland, Germany, Bohemia and Austria. During these travels, Moore met with several eminent figures, including Frederick the Great and Voltaire. This volume and his subsequent volume of travels in Italy were immensely popular.Bound in full leather, with red leather spine label and gilt lettering to the spine. The text is adorned with an engraved ... View more info

Image for ...<b> Moliere Comedies </b><br>

... Moliere Comedies

By: Translation of Donald M. Frame

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, The Franklin Library,, 1985<br>


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. View more info

Image for ...<b> The Confessions of Saint Augustine </b><br>

... The Confessions of Saint Augustine

By: Translation of Edward Bouverie Pusey

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, The Franklin Library,, 1982.<br>


Confessions is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between AD 397 and 400. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titlesThe work outlines St. Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written... View more info

Image for ...<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>

... 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.

By: Temple, Sir Richard Carnac

Price: $180.00

Publisher: London:, Argonaut Press,, 1926.

Edition: Limited Edition. Number 801 of 975 copies printed on 'Japan vellum' by Walter Lewis.


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.... View more info

Image for ...<b>A New Map of England, Scotland and Ireland.</b>

...A New Map of England, Scotland and Ireland.

By: Tindal, Nicholas

Price: $160.00

Publisher: London:, Not Specified,, c1745


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 m... View more info

Image for ...<b>Bibliotheca Classica: The Epics of Hesiod [with an English commentary and the readings of fourteen mss. collated for this work by F.A. Paley.]  </b><br>

...Bibliotheca Classica: The Epics of Hesiod [with an English commentary and the readings of fourteen mss. collated for this work by F.A. Paley.]

By: Paley, F.A.; Series Edited by George Long

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London:, Whittaker and Co,, 1883.<br>


Hesiod a Greek poet generally thought by scholars to have been active between 750 and 650 BC, around the same time as Homer. He is generally regarded as the first written poet in the Western tradition to regard himself as an individual persona with an active role to play in his subject. Modern scholars refer to him as a major source on Greek mythology, farming techniques, early economic thought, archaic Greek astronomy and ancient time-keeping. Fine dark... View more info

Image for ...<b>Candide or Optimism.</b>

...Candide or Optimism.

By: VOLAIRE

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut:, Heritage Press,, [no date c 1950].


Giftable. Book is unread without flaw, slipcase has minimal handling. Sandglass collector notes included. Translation: Richard Aldington, Introduction: Paul Morland. View more info

Image for ...<b>Philosophaster: With an English Translation of the Same Together With His Other Minor Writings in Prose & Verse.</b>

...Philosophaster: With an English Translation of the Same Together With His Other Minor Writings in Prose & Verse.

By: Burton, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: CA:, Stanford University Press,, 1931.

Edition: First Edition, thus.


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 th... View more info

Image for ...<b>Poems on Affairs of State: Four Volumes – Complete Set  </b><br>

...Poems on Affairs of State: Four Volumes – Complete Set

By: [Political Poetry] Author [Various Authors of the time]

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: London:, Publisher Unknown / Unstated,, Printed in the years: 1703-1707

Edition: Fifth Edition.<br>


This set features poetry by eminent writers of the time including Milton, Andrew Marvell, and Shakespeare. Handsomely bound in full leather with stamped / tooled boards and rebacked spines. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Moderate handling wear. Text is age-toned though readable. Vol. 1: From the Time of Oliver Cromwell, to the Abdication of K. James the Second. Written by the greatest Wits of the Age.Volume 2: Poems on Affairs of State, f... View more info

Image for ...<b>The 19th Book Tesoro De Poveri.</b>

...The 19th Book Tesoro De Poveri.

By: Rosenwald, Lessing

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Library of Congress,, 1961.


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. View more info

Image for ...<b>The Arden Shakespeare: King Richard II  </b>

...The Arden Shakespeare: King Richard II

By: Shakespeare, William; Ure, Peter – Editor

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts:, Harvard University Press,, 1956.


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. View more info

Image for ...<b>The Complete Works of William Shakespeare The Cambridge Edition Text : Including the Temple Notes   </b><br>

...The Complete Works of William Shakespeare The Cambridge Edition Text : Including the Temple Notes

By: Shakespeare, William; Wright, William Aldis - Editor

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York:, Garden City,, 1940.<br>


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.” View more info

Image for ...<b>The Italian Novelists. Now First Translated Into English. Choicely Illustrated By E. R. Hughes. in Seven Volumes [Complete]</b>

...The Italian Novelists. Now First Translated Into English. Choicely Illustrated By E. R. Hughes. in Seven Volumes [Complete]

By: Waters, W. G. (Trans.).

Price: $395.00

Publisher: London:, Privately Printed for Members of the Society of Bibliophiles,, 1901

Edition: Copy 'H' of 26 lettered copies, the St. Mark's Edition, printed on Japanese Vellum paper.


Original red half morocco and marbled boards, Spines titles/decorated in gilt, All edges gilt. ---- Includes "The Facetious Nights of Straporola" and "The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni". I: 'The Facetious Nights of Straporola' xii, 402 pages. II: 'The Facetious Nights of Straporola' (376 pages. III: 'The Facetious Nights of Straparola' 404 pages. IV: 'The Facetious Nights of Straparola' 318 pages. V: 'The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni' xi, 278 pages. VI: 'The Pecorone of... View more info

Image for ...<b>The Story of Burnt Njal or Life in Iceland at the End of the Tenth Century  </b><br>

...The Story of Burnt Njal or Life in Iceland at the End of the Tenth Century

By: [Iceland; Folklore] Dasent, George Webbe

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland:, Edmonston and Douglas,, 1861.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.<br>


The English translation of the Icelandic Njal Saga, which was written down in its present form by the year 1200 AD. The first 200+ pages provide a historical background and description of the culture, government, religion, customs, etc. of the Icelandic Northmen (volume I). The remainder of the work contains the Saga, which was an oral tradition of even remoter antiquity. Njal (ca. 930-1011) was burnt alive in his home, one of the last in a series of man-slayings, ... View more info