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1.   [Combe, William]; illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson.
The History of Johnny Quae Genus, the Little Foundling of the Late Doctor Syntax: A Poem by the Author of the Three Tours.
Publisher: London: R. Ackermann, 1822.
First Edition Octavo in burgundy crushed morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Triple rule border on covers; five raised spine bands with extra gilt compartments, extra gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. 267 pages plus a page of directions to binder for placing the plates. Illustrated by 24 hand-colored plates by Thomas Rowlandson. The adventures in verse of the foundling of Dr. Syntax, the author stating that it should be viewed as an English "Gil Blas". The paper is lightly toned, but clean and without foxing; the endpaper edges are toned from the leather turn-ins. A couple of tiny abrasions along the bottom edge of the front cover; joints slightly rubbed. A wonderful copy in a superior binding. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine

Appr.: | AUD 1,214.29 CAD 1,180.56 EUR 758.93 GBP 590.28 JPY 85,000.00 MXN 14,166.67 ZAR 14,166.67 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 12290.
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2.   Truman, Ben C.
The Field of Honor: Being a Complete and Comprehensive History of Duelling in All Countries . . .
Publisher: New York: Ford, Howard, & Hulbert, 1884.
First Edition Duodecimo, about 7.5 inches, in bright red cloth decorated in gilt, beveled boards 599 pages. This copy belonged to James W. Denver, SIGNED BY DENVER in pencil, dated Feb. 1st, 1889, on the title page. The book contains a lengthy discussion of Denver's duel with Edward Gilbert, a San Francisco newspaper editor in 1852. Denver was the Secretary of the State of California at the time. Gilbert was killed. Denver later served for a short time as the Governor of the Kansas Territory, when, in 1858, the city which would become the capitol of Colorado was named after him. He later served as a general in the Civil War, and was considered as a candidate for president in the 70s and 80s but his rejection was generally attributed to the duel. The binding is sound but the last text page (577 is detached. The pages are somewhat toned but not foxed. There is a bookseller tag on the front pastedown. The covers are a bit soiled with a couple of fade spots, the spine is lightly but noticeably sunned, and the edges and extremities are modestly worn with minor fraying at the spine ends. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

Appr.: | AUD 1,142.86 CAD 1,111.11 EUR 714.29 GBP 555.56 JPY 80,000.00 MXN 13,333.33 ZAR 13,333.33 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 11021.
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3.   Yonge, C.D., translator.
The Deipnosophists, or Banquet of the Learned of Athenęs.
Publisher: London: Henry G. Bohn, 1854.
First Edition thus Three volumes, 12mo, about 7 inches (18 cm) tall, in contemporary (or nearly so) half dark brown calf with the spines sunned and attractively mottled, marbled boards and endpapers, edges dyed red. 1252 pages over the three volumes including an extensive index, but lacking the publisher's ads. The first English translation of this 3rd century Socratic dialogue that relates what was said by a group of learned Romans at a series of banquets. Notable both for extensive discussion of food and for short quotations of important ancient thinkers, the writings of whom are found only in this work. All three volumes are clean, unfoxed, bright and soundly bound. The covers are rubbed with minor loss of surface color, leather corners are scuffed and worn through to the boards, general edgewear. Volume II has an old repair that appears to be a one-inch triangular piece that has been restored to its original home. The front hinge of volumes I has been professionally reattached. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

Appr.: | AUD 392.86 CAD 381.94 EUR 245.54 GBP 190.97 JPY 27,500.00 MXN 4,583.33 ZAR 4,583.33 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 15624.
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