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    • HENRY JACKESON, 1642
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Title within decorative woodcut border, woodcut head- and tailpieces. Unbound with only some discoloration around margins. First and only edition of a rare Protestant and Parliamentarian pamphlet. Printed at the outset of the English Civil War, this brief text recounts the dangers that members of the British monarchy face when marrying foreign nobility. The anonymous author cites examples in which Protestant monarchs "joyned themselves in a neere allyance" with Catholic suitors to the detriment of the Protestant religion and their subjects, arguing that it should be "forbidden [that] the be... continua a leggere
    • CLARENDON PRINTING HOUSE, 1759
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Separate half-title for second part. Engraved frontispiece portrait signed by P. Lelij and R. White dated 1703, numerous engraved vignettes, historiated initials, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, worn on the corners and edges, spine label; overall interior excellent. From the library of the Janus Foundation with its bookplate on the paste-down. First edition of Clarendon's autobiography. The Earl began writing his autobiography during his exile at Montpellier after his impeachment in 1667. He completed the first part of the text in August 1670 and later intended to mer... continua a leggere
    • LIBRAIRIE DE FIRMIN DIDOT FRèRES, FILS ET CIE, 8211
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM Half-title and title in red and black. With a total of 220 chromolithograph plates highlighted in gold and silver. Contemporary calf-backed red cloth, spine labels, bound by Paul Belard-Relieur; other than 1 loose leaf in the first volume, interior excellent. First edition in book form of a monumental history of ornament. The first series (1869-1873) included one hundred chromolithograph plates in ten installments; it proved so popular that a second series (1885-1887) was issued which contained one hundred twenty plates. The imagery presented is drawn from a wide ... continua a leggere
    • LIBRAIRIE DE FIRMIN DIDOT FRèRES, FILS ET CIE, 8211
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Half-title and title printed in red and black. With a total of 100 chromolithograph plates highlighted in gold and silver. Contemporary half-morocco and marbled boards, spines in compartments with gilt lettering and decoration; interior in excellent condition. First edition of the original parts of a monumental history of ornament. Published in ten installments between 1869 and 1873, this first iteration of L'Ornement polychrome (color ornament) is a visual record in 100 plates of the decorative arts from antiquity to the eighteenth century. The imagery presented is drawn from... continua a leggere
    • SAMUEL AUGUSTUS MITCHELL, 1828
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Extra engraved title page in Volume I. With 54 beautiful hand-colored plates, tissue guards present, each with accompanying text. Indexes follow each volume, and Explanation of terms used in Entomology at the rear. Half morocco and marbled boards, spine in compartments with morocco label; an excellent and very clean copy with the ownership signature of Joseph Sheppard of Chestnut Hill Philadelphia dated 1865 on both the fly-leaf and first title and small stamp of Dr. J. Sheppard of Bridgeton, N.J. at the top of third title. THE FATHER OF AMERICAN ENTOMOLOGY SAY, Thomas. Americ... continua a leggere
    • GIANGIACOMO FELTRINELLI, 1957
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Original green boards with iconic dust jacket illustrated by Ampelio Tettamanti; an excellent, fresh copy. RARE FIRST PRINTING PASTERNAK, Boris. [Doctor Zhivago]. Milan: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, 1957. 8vo. Original green boards with iconic dust jacket illustrated by Ampelio Tettamanti; an excellent, fresh copy. First edition in the original Russian of Pasternak's beloved modern classic, in which he tells the tragic story of the physician and poet Yuri Zhivago during and after the Russian Revolution. The manuscript was opposed by Soviet censors as anti-Marxist and rejected for ... continua a leggere
    • PRINTED FOR KI. CHISWELL, 1695
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Half-title on recto of frontispiece portrait of Laud, title in red and black. Contemporary calf, Oxford-style ruled in blind; interior excellent. Ownership inscription of Tho. Stanton Teynham dated 1695 on title. First edition. Wharton (1664-1695), a writer and librarian, compiled Laud's writings for this work nearly fifty years after his death. The neatly arranged anthology includes Laud's autobiography, an account of his impeachment and trial, and reprints of his pamphlets. Laud wrote the majority of these texts while imprisoned in the Tower after the Grand Remonstrance of 1... continua a leggere
    • AT THE THEATER, 1676
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Engraved frontispiece, title with engraved vignette, engraved chapter vignette and initial. Contemporary calf, front hinge starting; fly-leaf with contemporary manuscript annotations. Small ownership stamp of George Stawell, Solicitor, Torrington, likely the great-grandson of the author Mary Palmer. CLARENDON'S ATTACK ON HOBBES' LEVIATHAN HYDE, Edward, First Earl of Clarendon. A brief view and survey of the dangerous and pernicious errors to church and state in Hobbes's book, entitled Leviathan. Oxford: at the Theater, 1676. 4to. Beautiful engraved frontispiece of mythological... continua a leggere
    • J. STRATFORD, 1809
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Engraved title in each volume, 16 engraved plates. Thin pebbled calf, gilt lettering on spine; red fore-edge, marbled endpapers; other than front hinge of Volume II starting, interiors very good. Nineteenth-century inscriptions on both fly-leaves. First edition describing the charges and ensuing trial of the commander-in-chief of British forces, Prince Frederick Augustus, Duke of York (1763-1852). In 1803, he began an affair with Mary Anne Thompson Clarke (1776-1852), a courtesan. Frederick supplied his mistress with a residence and gifts, but he was unable to sustain their la... continua a leggere
    • HENRY COLBURN, 1819
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    • Note Bibliografiche: SECOND EDITION Engraved frontispiece portraits in both volumes, double-page genealogical chart and 9 engraved plates. Contemporary half-calf and marbled boards, rebacked with the original backstrip laid down, boards worn; interior generally excellent with some staining at the end of the first volume. With the bookplates of Francis Robert Davies, C. Sewell Thomas and Marie Wade Thomas (motto "the poetry of Earth is never dead") and the Memorial Collection at the Regis College Library of Denver, Colorado. Second edition, edited by the English antiquary William Bray (1736-1832). The first volu... continua a leggere
    • UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1843
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    • Note Bibliografiche: Early edition Text in double columns. Modern morocco-backed cloth, title in gilt on spine, upper edge red; interior clean and in excellent condition. Early edition of Clarendon's complete text. According to the advertisement, "in this edition the original manuscript of the noble author deposited in the Bodleian Library has been followed throughout, the suppressed passages have been restored, and the interpolations made by the first edition have been rejected." This classic work on British history was first published in 1702. Considered a great contribution to the art of biography and autobi... continua a leggere
    • PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR, 1768
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    • Note Bibliografiche: SECOND EDITION Volume III with engraved frontispiece portrait. Contemporary smooth calf, spines with raised bands, title and volume in gilt with shelf or inventory number in gilt, red speckled fore-edges; paper flaw to last text leaf of Volume I, some soiling at the end of the last volume, otherwise interiors all in excellent condition. From the library of P[atrick] W[illiam] Donner (1904-1988), originally from Finland and Sweden, who moved to London in 1919 and was elected to Parliament in 1931, with his dated bookplate (1927) created by the famous English artist and illustrator E[dmund] H... continua a leggere
    • HENRY COLBURN, 1827
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    • Note Bibliografiche: THIRD EDITION Frontispiece in each volume plus 5 folding plates and a folding genealogical table. Contemporary half calf, spines gilt with raised bands and labels, top fore-edge gilt, marbled endpapers; interiors in excellent condition with only some minor foxing on title pages and frontispieces. From the library of Captain Frederick Aarons (1888-1916?), an Australian bombardier who served in World War I with his decorative bookplate in each volume. Third edition. The first three volumes includes Evelyn's diary from 1620 through just before his death in 1706. The other two volumes include h... continua a leggere
    • PRINTED BY J.N. [JOHN NORTON] FOR ABEL ROPER, 1641
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE Woodcut device on title, woodcut initials and headpieces. Half-morocco and pebbled boards, title in gilt on spine; other than browning on the fly-leaf, interior excellent. From the Markree Library with its small book label on the paste-down. First edition, first issue, with "Eagle" spelled correctly in the imprint. Waller (1606-1687) was a poet and politician. He was incredibly wealthy and much admired in the court of Charles I for his poetry. He served in Parliament up until his exile in 1645. In July 1641, soon after the Long Parliament was called into session, ... continua a leggere
    • PRINTED FOR HENRY SEILE, 1651
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Title within decorative woodcut border, woodcut printer's device, woodcut initials and headpieces. Contemporary speckled calf with blind tooling; first 2 blanks loose, and other than a very small tear to top edge of C5 (p. 25), interior in excellent condition. Two ownership inscriptions on title (F. Mason and Dan: Bursoon (?) in brown ink. First edition. Wing dates the pamphlet according to Lady Day dating giving the publication year as 1651. The work is anonymous, but Sir William Sanderson made himself known as the author in the preface to a later work. The pamphlet is a repl... continua a leggere
    • WILLIAM STANSBY, 1616
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Woodcut headpieces and initials. Eighteenth century blind-tooled calf, spine in compartments with manuscript labels (title and shelfmark), red speckled fore-edge. From the library of John Marques of Tweeddale, Earle of Gifford Viscount Walden, Lord Hay of Yester &c. with the "Spare Nought" armorial bookplate. The Marquess of Tweedale was a family of Scottish nobles in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries led by John Hay, 1st Marquess of Tweedale (1625-1697) and his eldest son, John Hay, 2nd Marquess of Tweedale (1645-1713). First edition. Beard here vehemently attacks the C... continua a leggere
    • PRINTED BY E.C. HENRY SEILE, 1655
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Woodcut initial and headpiece. Contemporary calf, rebacked; interior in excellent condition. First edition. Howell (c. 1594-1666) was an Anglo-Welsh author who wrote dictionaries, fictions, and political pamphlets. He began writing in earnest between 1643 and 1650 during his imprisonment for debt. Even though he was a Royalist, he was also a pacifist, which drew criticism from both sides. After Cromwell took control of Parliament in 1653, Howell dedicated Som sober inspections to the new Protectorate; in the dedication, he compares Cromwell to Hercules saying that he "quell'd ... continua a leggere
    • WETSTEINS & SMITH, 1730
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    • Note Bibliografiche: First Edition of French Translation Complete with 7 engraved plates (including frontispieces in both volumes), titles in red and black, woodcut ornaments and initials. Contemporary calf, gilt spine with raised bands and spine label; marbled endpapers. The text is clean and only slightly toned. A good copy with bookplate and circulation documents from Troy (NY) Public Library purchased from the bequest of William R. Yourt. First French edition. This inventive work of fiction has been attributed to several different authors, including Benjamin Victor and Daniel Defoe. It contains a series of ... continua a leggere
    • PRINTED FOR THO. NEWCOMB, 1675
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Frontispiece in Volume 1, genealogical charts. Contemporary full speckled calf with blind panel and gilt floral border, spine with 6 raised bands with gilt compartments and morocco labels, rebacked preserving original spines, extremities rubbed, boards scuffed; marbled endpapers, all edges red, light soiling, dampstain to top margin of 50 pages in second volume, scattered neat underlining and notes. From the libraries of noted Shakespeare scholar Charles Tyler Prouty with his signed book label and the printed bookplate of Marianne Ford. First edition of Dugdale's history of En... continua a leggere
    • PRINTED BY JOHN MACOCK FOR MICHAEL SPARK SENIOR, 1646
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    • Note Bibliografiche: FIRST EDITION Complete with all blanks. Text continuous despite pagination. Includes the cancel leaf O4 (p. 103) which is loose and as per the instructions printed at the recto bottom placed before signature P. Engraved portrait of Laud, engraved portrait of Prynne and engraving of the room setup, plus full-page engraving on p. 122 explaining where everyone was placed in the courtroom, plus woodcut headpieces and initials. Beautiful contemporary calf with paper spine label. Ownership stamp in black on flyleaf of a horned sheep under branches over the name Sheppard, some marginal notations t... continua a leggere
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