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Image for <b> Letters of John and Abigail Adams 1762 to 1826  </b>

Letters of John and Abigail Adams 1762 to 1826

By: Adams and Abigail Adams, John. With a forward and introduction by William J. Bennett.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA:, Westvaco,: 2001.

Edition: Limited Edition.

Seller ID: 009263

Condition: Fine in a Fine Slip-case


The 44th volume in the Westvaco Christmas series. 8vo; 133 pages followed by publisher information. Illustrated. Originally published in 1875. Illustrated with eleven colored plates as "a brief pictorial history of the design of our flag from 1775 to the present" and portraits of the Adams. Fine in 1/4 dark red cloth and printed paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with decorated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issu... View more info

Image for <b>Reynard the Fox After the German Version of Goethe  </b><BR>[Joseph Wolf - Illustrations]

Reynard the Fox After the German Version of Goethe
[Joseph Wolf - Illustrations]

By: Arnold, Thomas James

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Nattali and Bond: 1855

Seller ID: 010302

Condition: Very Good


Reynard the Fox is a literary cycle of medieval allegorical Dutch, English, French and German fables. The first extant versions of the cycle date to the second half of the 12th century. The genre is very popular throughout the Late Middle Ages, and in chapbook form throughout the Early Modern period. The stories are largely concerned with the main character Reynard, a red fox and trickster figure. His adventures usually involve him deceiving other animals for his ... View more info

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Poems on Affairs of State: Four Volumes – Complete Set
[Political Poetry]

By: Author [Various Authors of the time]

Price: $1,200.00

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

Edition: Fifth Edition.

Seller ID: 008659


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. Volume 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: Poem... View more info

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Karte von dem Eigentlichen Africa und von Numidien
1756 German Map of North Africa from Tunisia to Sicily.

By: Baumgarten, Siegmund Jacob.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Germany:, Halle, Joham, Gebauer,: 1756.

Seller ID: 005595

Condition: Very Good


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. Folds nearly invisible. View more info

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1756 German Map of North Africa from Strait of Gibraltar to Tunisia

By: Baumgarten, Siegmund Jacob. [The map originally found in a German Text c1756.]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Germany:, Halle, Joham, Gebauer,: 1756.

Seller ID: 005290

Condition: Measuring aprox. 14.75 inches by 9.75 inches.


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 Numi... 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.

Seller ID: 004754


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

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Canterbury Tales
[Rockwell Kent - Illustrations]

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Garden City Publishing: 1934

Edition: De Luxe Edition.

Seller ID: 009700

Condition: Near Fine


De Luxe Edition. Translation of J. U. Nicolson. Introduction by Gordon Hall Gerould. Text richly illustrated with pen, brush, and ink drawings by Rockwell Kent, full page and vignettes. 8vo; 24 cm.; 9.5 inches tall; 627 pages. A collection of short stories told by a group of thirty-odd English pilgrims who are making the sixty mile, four day trip from Southwark, a suburb of London, to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket at Canterbury. Geoffrey Chaucer ( 13... View more info

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

The Poetical Works of S. T. Coleridge,
Including the Dramas of Wallenstein, Remorse, and Zapolya.
In Three Volumes.

By: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

Price: $245.00

Publisher: William Pickering,, London:: 1829.<br>

Edition: Second Edition. The first edition was of 12 copies. Complete in three volumes.<br>

Seller ID: 005622

Condition: 8vo; Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75".<br>


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 Myla... View more info

Image for <b>The Voyages of Christopher Columbus: [Being the journals of his first and third, and the letters concerning his first and last voyages, to which is ... by Andres Bernaldez </b>(Argonaut Press, v. 9)

The Voyages of Christopher Columbus: [Being the journals of his first and third, and the letters concerning his first and last voyages, to which is ... by Andres Bernaldez (Argonaut Press, v. 9)

By: Columbus, Christopher ; Jane, Cecil - Editor

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Amsterdam : N. Israel; New York, Da Capo Press: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition, Thus

Seller ID: 009507

ISBN: 9060727037

Condition: Fine


The introduction gives the scope and an evaluation of the historical sources of the person and the activities of Christopher Columbus. Original title page reads: The Voyages of Christopher Columbus being the Journals of his first and third, and the Letters concerning his first and last voyages, to which is added the account of his second voyage written by Andres Bernaldez.Now newly translated and edited with an introduction and notes by Cecil Jane. View more info

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The Complete Poetical Works of Spenser

By: Dodge, R. E. Neil : Editor

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Boston:, Houghton Mifflin;: 1936.

Edition: Cambridge Edition.

Seller ID: 009303

Condition: Near Fine


Edmund Spenser (1553 - 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of nascent Modern English verse, and is often considered one of the greatest poets in the English language. He was deeply affected by Irish faerie mythology.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. ... View more info

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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden; Containing All His Original Poems, Tales, and Translations, in Four Volumes
[17th Century English Poet]

By: Dryden, John [Samuel Derrick compiled and served as editor]

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London, J. and R. Tonson: 1776

Seller ID: 009707

Condition: Very Good


Four Volumes - Complete set. 12mo; 17 cm.; 6 7/8 inches tall. Sixteen fine engraved head- and tail-pieces, including portraits of James II, Cromwell, Charles II, the Earl of Shaftesbury, Chaucer, Boccaccio and Ovid. The books contain many of Dryden's works including several of his translations from Ovid's "Metamorphosis" and Homer's "Iliad," along with many songs, letters, and poems. John Dryden was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and pl... View more info

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The Vicar of Wakefield A Tale.

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London:, Bickers and Son,: 1880

Seller ID: 005423


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 illus... View more info

Image for <b>She Stoops to Conquer or the Mistakes of a Night  </b>

She Stoops to Conquer or the Mistakes of a Night

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $16.45

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press: 1962

Seller ID: 006811

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in slipcase. Bindings tight and square. Text clean with gift inscription. Light handling wear to slipcase. Sandglass notes included. Illustrations in color. View more info

Image for <b> Ralegh's Last Voyage  </b>[Argonaut Press #12]

Ralegh's Last Voyage [Argonaut Press #12]

By: Harlow; V. T. - Editor

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Amsterdam : N. Israel; New York, Da Capo Press: 1971

Edition: First edition, thus

Seller ID: 009556

ISBN: 9060727045

Condition: Fine


V.T. Harlow's book brings together all the important letters and documents and eye-witness accounts, both English and Spanish (in translation), relating to Ralegh's voyage to Guiana in 1617 and its fatal consequence. First edition, thus. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 4to; 25 cm; 9.875 inches tall; 379 pages with index. Illustrated with a Portrait and two maps. Printed in Western Germany. View more info

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Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville

By: Higgins, Iain Macleod

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, University of Pennsylvania Press,: 1997

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 007521

ISBN: 0812233433


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.... View more info

Image for <b>The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table  </b><br>[Arthur Rackham]

The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
[Arthur Rackham]

By: Malory, Sir Thomas

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Weathervane Books: 1978

Seller ID: 009211

Condition: Very Good in a Good Dust Jacket


Sir Thomas Malory (1405 - 1471) collected all the ancient tales of the mythical Arthur and published them under the title Le Morte D'Arthur, becoming the definitive account of the Arthurian legends. The epic tale of valor is noted for having been written in the best English prose of the Fifteenth Century.Bindings tight and square. Text clean Moderate handling wear. Some spotting on the lower text block, Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has so... 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>[18th Century Travel]

A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters
[18th Century Travel]

By: Moore, John

Price: $200.00

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

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 008071

Condition: Very Good


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 wi... View more info

Image for <b> Noticias De Nutka: An Account of Nootka Sound in 1792 </b><br>[18th Century California; Botany]

Noticias De Nutka: An Account of Nootka Sound in 1792
[18th Century California; Botany]

By: Mozino, Jose Mariano

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Seattle and London:, University of Washington Press,: 1970

Seller ID: 007544


The author was official botanist on the voyage of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra to 'the limits to the north of California' in 1792. Illustrated with plates that appeared in the original. Includes notes, appendices, bibliography, and index. 142 pg.Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Appears to be a new book except for being on a shelf since 1970. Dust jacket has a few nicks. View more info

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By: Omar Khayyam ; Translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1937

Seller ID: 009807

Condition: Fine


Publisher's cloth with decorated with ornate floral motif to front and spine. Title in gilt in red box. No flaws to book. Top edge deep red. Slip case minor shelf wear, Contains the First, Second, Third and Fifth Editions of the translation, as well as Fitzgerald's Biographical Preface and his brief biography of Omar Khayyam.Deluxe Edition in Slipcase. Illustrated Edmund Dulac. Twelve full-page, full-color plates. Slipcase 10 inches tall. A collection of poems att... View more info