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Image for A Single Leaf of Incunabula from the Latin Edition of Liber Cronicarum [Nuremberg Chronicle] printed in Augsburg, Germany by Anton Koberger in 1493.

A Single Leaf of Incunabula from the Latin Edition of Liber Cronicarum [Nuremberg Chronicle] printed in Augsburg, Germany by Anton Koberger in 1493.

By: N/A

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Augsburg, Germany, Anton Koberger: 1493

Seller ID: 010912

Condition: Very Good


Two-sided, features 10 Woodcut Portraits. 15 inches by 12.25 inches. Leaf is cut at bottom severing an image not included in the count of ten. -The Nuremberg Chronicle is an illustrated biblical paraphrase and world history that follows the story of human history related in the Bible; it includes the histories of a number of important Western cities. Written in Latin by Hartmann Schedel, with a version in German, translation by Georg Alt, it appeared in 1493. It is one of the best-documented early printed books-an incunabulum-and one of the first to successfully integrate illustrations ... View more info

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

Image for <b>Karte von dem Eigentlichen Africa und von Numidien<BR>  1756 German Map of North Africa from Tunisia to Sicily.</b>

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

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 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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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 ( 1343 - 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Midd... 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: 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.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

Image for <b>The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden; Containing All His Original Poems, Tales, and Translations, in Four Volumes  </b> <br>[17th Century English Poet]

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 playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary ... 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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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> 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.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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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

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Journals of the Western Isles [A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland & The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides]

By: Johnson, Samuel & Boswell, James

Price: $24.95

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 1990

Seller ID: 011050

Condition: Fine


Third Printing, 1992. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Peter Levi Publisher's green decorated cloth with paste-on title in a slip-case. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal shelf handling wear; personal bookplate affixed to the front pastedown; No flaws to note. 4to; 10 inches tall, 412 pages.A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland (1775) is a travel narrative by Samuel Johnson about an eighty-three-day journey through Scotland, in particular the islands of the Hebrides, in the late summer and autumn of 1773. -------- The sixty-three-year-ol... 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 some top edge wear. 8vo. 507 pages with a glossary. Illustrated w/sixteen full-color plates and sixteen black and white... View more info