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Image for <b> Intrenchment of the Army of the Allies to cover the Siege of Douay against the French Army, that came to raise it in June 1710.  </b><br>[18th Century European Map]

Intrenchment of the Army of the Allies to cover the Siege of Douay against the French Army, that came to raise it in June 1710.
[18th Century European Map]

By: Engraved by Isaac Basire (1704-1768)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Nicholas Tindal : 1745

Seller ID: 005850


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"), an atlas presenting a history of the military engagements and campaigns of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), as well as a series of maps of Europe. London. c1745. The Map is entitled "Intrenchment of the Army of the Allies to cover the Siege of Douay against the French Army, that came to raise it in June 1710." It offers a representation of a military encounter between French and Anglo-Dutch... 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: Poems on Affairs of State, from the reign of K. James the first, to this present year 1703.Volume 3: Poems on Affair... 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 Numidia unequal Mauretania Caesariensis Or the rich of Massylier and Massaeylier after Dr. Shaw Folding map laid flat on foam ... View more info

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...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 the classic The Anatomy of Melancholy. He was also the incumbent of St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford, and of Seagrave in Leicesters... View more info

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The Doctrines of a Middle State Between Death and the Resurrection

By: Campbell, Archibald

Price: $495.00

Publisher: London, Printed for the Author: 1721

Seller ID: 010809

Condition: Very Good


"A work tending to Romanism but with suggestions" Bickersteth. --- "A curious work, according to Boswell, written by a learned and respectable gentleman, a non-juring Bishop."-Lowndes I, page 360. --- "A curious work with Appendix concerning the Descent of Christ into Hell. " Willis, 8. Polished and speckled calf, tooled in gilt and in blind, raised bands, red spine label, spine tooled and titled in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges red. [Probably late 19th century]. First published in 1713 as "Some primitive doctrines reviv'd". Folio; [2],xxii,319,[1]p.; 12.5 by 7.5 in. Textb... 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 Mylar sleeves. [spot on lead photo is reflected light from flash] Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary cr... 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: 011676

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.First Edition, Thus. Series: Argonaut Press ; Volume 9. 4to; 25 cm; 9.85 inches tall; 347 pages; illustrated with five maps... 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. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light shelf handling with some minor wear on corners and... View more info

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Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of The West Indies

By: Fielding Lucas, Jr.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Published by Carey & Lea: 1822

Seller ID: 010804

Condition: Very Good


A map from Carey and Lea's A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas. One of the most detailed maps of the Bahama Islands to appear in a Commercial Atlas. Lengthy narrative text below includes details about the islands, climates, towns, soils, government and history of each. Carey & Lea's Atlas is highly prized not only for its cartographic information but the marvelous information about each of the states and territories which is included. The atlas was issued in 6 editions in English, French & German between 1822 and 1827. Considered the best atlas of nine... View more info

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A Tear and A Smile

By: Gibran Kahlil with an introduction by Robert Hillyer

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Alfred P. Knopf: 1972

Seller ID: 011271

ISBN: 0394448049

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Gibran Kahlil was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist, also considered a philosopher View more info

Image for <B>The Vicar of Wakefield A Tale.</B>

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 illustrated plates are photos glued to a plate and all have minor the surrounding pages are flat so it must be something to do wit... 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>Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville  </b>

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.By the aid of translations into many other languages, the work acquired extraordinary popularity. Despite the extremely un... View more info

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Hippocrates Works: v. 3 (Loeb Classical Library #149)

By: Hippocrates; E. T. Withington translation

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Cambridge and London, Loeb: 1989

Seller ID: 011063

ISBN: 0674991656

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Hippocrates, said to have been born in Cos in or before 460 BCE, learned medicine and philosophy; traveled widely as a medical doctor and teacher; was consulted by King Perdiccas of Macedon and Artaxerxes of Persia, and died perhaps at Larissa. Apparently, he rejected superstition in favor of inductive reasoning and the study of real medicine as subject to natural laws, in general, and in individual people as patients for treatment by medicines and surgery. View more info

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The Iliad

By: Homer

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1995

Seller ID: 011460

ISBN: 1566195942

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

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The Odyssey

By: Homer; Translated by Samuel Butler

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010968

ISBN: 1566193249

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. View more info

Image for Milton's Paradise Lost. Illustrated by Gustave Dore

Milton's Paradise Lost. Illustrated by Gustave Dore

By: John Milton ; Henry C. Walsh

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Henry Altemus: 0

Seller ID: 011185

Condition: Good


Features illustrated plates by Gustave Dore. Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Dore (6 January 1832 - 1883) was a French artist, printmaker, illustrator, comics artist, caricaturist, and sculptor who worked primarily with wood engraving.This volume shows very nicely, in decorated cloth and is hard to find in such good condition. There is some shelf wear and minor soiling to the front board. The hinges and text block are slightly cracked, with some of the pages loosening. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp, with very mild age toning to clean pages. View more info

Image for 17th Century Copper-engraved Strip-style Map. The Road from St Davids com Pembroke to Holywell com Flint

17th Century Copper-engraved Strip-style Map. The Road from St Davids com Pembroke to Holywell com Flint

By: John Ogilby (1600 - 1676)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 011206

Condition: Good


17th Century Copper-engraved Strip-style Map. The Road from St Davids com Pembroke to Holywell com Flint. 35.5 by 45 cm (14 x17.75 inches)As the road winds through the Welsh hills and along the coast, the towns of St Davids, Fishguard, Newport, Cardigan and Port Talbot are encountered along the way. Shows rivers with named bridges, the sea when it is near the route, hills (represented upside down when the road goes down them). Towns and other settlements passed through are shown, and churches are marked and distinguished by tower or spire. County boundaries are shown, and the di... View more info