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Image for <b> History of the Conquest of Mexico. with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortez. </b>

History of the Conquest of Mexico. with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortez.

By: Prescott, William H.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, J. B. Lippincott,: 1882.

Edition: New and Revised Edition, with the Author's Latest Corrections and Additions.

Seller ID: 008298


William Hickling Prescott was an American historian, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his eidetic memory. 3 Volumes, complete. Edited by John Foster Kirk. Polished leather with gilt spine titles; all edges gilt; each with a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light eve... View more info

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The Clositer and The Hearth
[Modern Library #62.]

By: Reade, Charles

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York:, The Modern Library / Random House,: 1956.

Seller ID: 008153


The Cloister and the Hearth (1861) is an historical novel by the English author Charles Reade. Set in the 15th century, it relates the story revolving about the travels of a young scribe and illuminator, Gerard Eliassoen, through several European countries. The Cloister and the Hearth often describes the events, people and their practices in minute detail. Its main theme is the struggle between man's obligations to family and to Church. Bindings tight... View more info

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Peg Woffington

By: Reade, Charles.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston:, Ticknor and Fields,: 1855

Edition: First American Edition with no Advets. in rear.

Seller ID: 000790


Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards; rubbed corners with breaks light to spine edges and tips; Bindings very tight with fine hinges, foxing scattered to toned pages heavier to fist and last pages; some spots top text block near spine.Based on the comedic and dramatic actress Margaret " Peg " Woffington ( 1714 - 1769 ) the English actress who played Polly Peachum in The Beggar's Opera at age 10, played Ophelia, etc. and her life.The book written af... View more info

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An Old Sweetheart of Mine.

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana:, The Bowen-Merrill Company,: 1902.

Seller ID: 000335


Maroon ribbed cloth covered boards; stamped spine titles and decorations; Front covers stamped titles in gilt, decorations and pasted-down portrait by Christy. 19 illustration in two color. All pages decorated by Virginia Keep. Book edges have light wear more so to corners. Signatures loosened but no detachment; A handsome example of Victorian verse and book decorating. Press of Braunworth & Company, Bookbinders and Printers, Brooklyn, New York. View more info

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Afterwhiles.

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Indianapolis:, Bowen-Merrill Co.,: 1891.

Edition: Later Issue.

Seller ID: 001041


Titles stamped in gilt. Bindings square and tight, Text clean with even toning.Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Previous owner's name on first blank page. Light shelf wear. 7 1/2 inches tall. 160 pages. View more info

Image for <b>The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles V. With A View Of The Progress Of Society In Europe, From The Subversion Of The Roman Empire, To The Beginning Of The Sixteenth Century   </b>

The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles V. With A View Of The Progress Of Society In Europe, From The Subversion Of The Roman Empire, To The Beginning Of The Sixteenth Century

By: Robertson, William, D.D.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper and Brothers,: 1833

Seller ID: 007624


This History is taken from the second part of his Works and is complete in itself. The binding calls this volume 2 but this is not so indicated on the title page which does indicate that this is complete. Charles V (1500 – 1558) was the ruler of both the Spanish Empire from 1516 and the Holy Roman Empire from 1519, as well as of Habsburg Netherlands from 1506.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning occasional spotting. Moderate handling ... View more info

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The Parting at the Burnside.

By: Rouse, Lydia L

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, American Baptist Publication Society.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005615


Red-brown cloth covered boards. Stamped gilt titles decoration in black. Color title page & customary title page. Minimal handling wear. Bindings square and very firm. Text clean, no ownership markings. Light foxing associated with plates. The author wrote late 19th century religious and moral tales some for the juvenile audience. This title was not located on OCLC or elsewhere. This is surprising as this book is well made. The story is a “romance” with heavy m... View more info

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A Narrative of the Expedition to Algiers in the Year 1816, Under the Command of the Right Hon. Admiral Lord Viscount Exmouth.
British Empire]

By: Salame, Abraham

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1819

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010783

Condition: Very Good


In 1816 Lord Exmouth led a successful expedition to free 1000 Christian slaves from Algiers. The author was an interpreter in His Britannic Majesty's Service for the Oriental Languages, who accompanied his Lordship for the subsequent negotiations with the Dey of Algiers. While first appearing to be a success, Exmouth was soon forced to return, and the bombardment of Algiers commenced. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo. [10], cxli, [3], 230, [2] pp. + frontis, 2 ... View more info

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...The Little Musician Christmas in Italy

By: Scannell, Florence, Edith

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston:, Dana Estes,: [no date circa 1890].

Seller ID: 005153


Printed on cardstock. Many illustrations. Bindings firm. Wear to boards and corners. Stain on first blank page, perhaps glue residue.7.75 inches tall. 32 pages. View more info

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Scott's Last Expedition. In Two Volumes, [Complete]

By: Scott, Robert F.

Price: $395.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead and Company: 1913

Edition: First Edition, First Printing. - American

Seller ID: 009883

Condition: Very Good


Full Title: Scott's Last Expedition. In Two Volumes, Vol. I Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R.N., C.V.O. Vol. II Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition Arranged by Leonard Huxley. With a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham The tragic story with considerable detail, especially scientific, of the second expedition to reach the South Pole, arriving a month after A... View more info

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The Waverly Novels: Count Robert of Paris.

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Company, 1881.: 1881.

Seller ID: 003777


Tissue-guarded frontispiece and several plates. Green cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and blind-stamped boarders. Bindings square and very tight. Light shelf wear and handling. Text clean, though toned. Small separation lower gutter title-page at tissue-guard. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet.Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career i... View more info

Image for ...<b>The Lay of the Last Minstrel. A Poem in Six Cantos.  With Notes and an Appendix from the Latest Edinburgh Edition and a Biographical Sketch by William M. Rossetti.  </b><br>

...The Lay of the Last Minstrel. A Poem in Six Cantos. With Notes and an Appendix from the Latest Edinburgh Edition and a Biographical Sketch by William M. Rossetti.

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, A. L. Burt,: [No date c1900].<br>

Seller ID: 007259


Maroon cloth covered boards with stamped gilt spine titles. Frontispiece of Scott’s portrait. Bindings square and tight. Top edge gilt with light shelf wear, rubs at lower corners and spine tips. Text clean with only a hint of toning. Previous owner’s name in beautiful period cursive with the date 1903. 296 pages, 7 ½ inches tall. View more info

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...Eighteen-Nineties: A Period Anthology in Prose and Verse

By: Secker, Martin Secker ; Introduction by John Betjeman.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London:, The Richards Press,: 1948.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005069


Selections from authors of the late 19th century include: Frank Harris, Kenneth Grahame, Arthur Machen, Alice Meynell, Oscar Wilde, Baron Corvo, A. E. Houseman, Arthur Machen, Alice Meynell, W. B. Yeats….... View more info

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Lewis Arundel or The Railroad of Life

By: Smedley, Frank E.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London, The Blackfriars Publishing Co: 1916

Seller ID: 010121

Condition: Good


Bound in half red leather spine decorated with titles in gilt. Hand-colored title page and tissue-guarded frontispiece. Top edge publisher's stain, others deckled. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Boards soiled. 8vo; 22.5 cm.; 9.25 inches tall; xiv-512 pages London:,, [No Date:1916] Forty-two illustrations by 'Phiz" [Hablot K. Browne] View more info

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Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile
[Africa Exploration]

By: Speke, John Hanning

Price: $265.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers Publishers: 1864

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010281

Condition: Very Good


African exploration classic. First US Edition. Hardcover; 9.5 inches, 24 cm tall; 590 pages + foldout map & publishers advertisements. Bound in publisher's pebbled cloth with gilt lettering and adornment on the spine. From the title page, it includes "map and portraits and numerous illustrations", some of which retain their tissue guards are chiefly from Captain Grant's drawings. This volume is the account of the 1860-1862 expedition sponsored by the Royal Geogra... View more info

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The Queer, The Quaint, The Quizzical. A Cabinet for the Curious

By: Stauffer, Frank H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Robert A. Tripple,: 1882

Edition: [Edition: There were two Philadelphia editions in 1882, by different publishers; priority unknown.]

Seller ID: 008283


A collection of poems, sayings, stories, trivia...simply the unusual with emphasis on literature and book selling.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with rubs at corners. Tipped in sheet on front endpage. A few occasional pencil margin notes. 367 pages with fine index. 8.75 inches tall. View more info

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Wanderings and Adventures in the Interior of Southern Africa [2 volumes complete]

By: Steedman, Andrew

Price: $975.00

Publisher: London, Longman & Co.: 1835

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 009783

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, First Printing. 2 volumes: 8vo; 23 cm.; 9 inches tall; xii, 330; v, 358 pages. Illustrated with [12] steel engravings and a folded map at the end of volume 1. Each volume has a tissue-guarded frontispiece and engraved title page.Recased in original publisher's cloth with renewed endpages. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Foxing to the perimeter of plates. A very handsome set of this important explorat... View more info

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The Adventures of Captain Horn

By: Stockton, Frank Richard.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, Charles Scribner's Sons,: 1901.

Edition: Later Edition.

Seller ID: 004119


Green cloth covered boards with gilt and black titles and decorations. Bindings square and tight, text clean a hint of toning. Light spotting to front board with moderate wear to spine tips and corners. Frank Richard Stockton (1834 - 1902) was an American writer and humorist, best known today for a series of innovative children's fairy tales that were widely popular during the last decades of the 19th century. View more info

Image for <b>The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being a Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters That Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6.  </b><br> [English Country Life]

The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being a Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters That Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6.
[English Country Life]

By: Surtees, Robert Smith

Price: $865.00

Publisher: London, Rudolph Ackermann: 1846

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009674

Condition: Very Good


This is one of Surtees few non-fiction works, taken from the sporting newspaper Bell's Life in London during the fox hunting season of 1845-6.Robert Smith Surtees was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He left for London in 1825, intending to practice law in the capital, but had difficulty making his way and began contributing to the Sporting Magazine. "His Novels are pre-eminebt in the annals of sport".[ Kunitz]Henry Thomas Alken ... View more info

Image for <b>Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities. The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of that renowned Sporting Citizen  </b><br>[Colored Illustrations by Henry Alken]

Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities. The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits of that renowned Sporting Citizen
[Colored Illustrations by Henry Alken]

By: Surtees, Robert Smith

Price: $295.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons: 1869

Seller ID: 010440

Condition: Near Fine


Jorrocks, the sporting cockney grocer, with his vulgarity and good-natured artfulness, was a great success with the public, these stories originally published in the New Sporting Magazine. ----------- The Bumpus Bookshop of Oxford Street, London enjoyed a reputation for handsome bindings in classical styles from its foundation in 1780 until the 20th century. In fact, the 'bindery' never produced a single binding, instead of outsourcing to the likes of Rivière, and S... View more info