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1.

WEBSTER'S GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY

Publisher: SPRINGFIELD: G.AND C. MERRIAM, 1963.
Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Very Good. REVISED. BLACK LEATHER BINDING , OCTAVO, WITH ALL EDGES GILTED , VERY HANDSOME BINDING, CLEAN TEXT, WITH VERY BRIGHT GILT LETTERING ON SPINE. CURIOUS CUSTOM BINDING COMPRISED OF ALL EDGES GILT, INCLUSIVE OF THE ACTUAL BOARDS AS WELL WHICH HAVE BEEN GILDED BY THIS BINDER.A BLACK LEATHER OR LEATHERETTE MATERIAL IS ATTACHED TO THE BOOKS BOARDS AND SPINE.THE SPINE IS STAMPED IN GOLD GILD " WEBSTER'S GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY" ATTRACTIVE UNIQUE BINDING

Appr.: | AUD 112.96 CAD 110.14 EUR 80.10 GBP 59.13 JPY 8,811.00 MXN 1,101.38 ZAR 1,036.59 

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2.
Austen, Jane; illustrated by C.E. Brock.  
Pride and Prejudice.

Publisher: London: J.M. Dent , 1907..
First Edition thus Twelvemo, about 7.75 inches (19.5 cm) tall, in the publisher's gilt decorated vellum. 336 pages illustrated by 24 color plates by Charles Brock. A lovely volume that was part of a six volume set. Brock had illustrated Austen some years before with other illustrators including his brother, but only in uncolored drawings. The illustrated endpapers are moderately toned; the text to a lesser extent but still obvious. The vellum, as is often the case in a dry climate, has shrunk causing the covers to bow and leaving the hinges a little tight. It should resolve itself in higher humidity. Otherwise clean and unmarked with the vellum slightly yellowed. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good-

Appr.: | AUD 1,089.74 CAD 1,062.50 EUR 772.73 GBP 570.47 JPY 85,000.00 MXN 10,625.00 ZAR 10,000.00 

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3.
Blake, William, 1757-1827. Sampson, John, 1862-1931, editor  
The Poetical Works of William Blake. A New and Verbatim Text from the Manuscript Engraved and Letterpress Originals...
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Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1905.
xxxvi, 384 p., 2 folding facsimiles (incl. frontispiece); 23 cm. Title continues: With variorum readings and bibliographical notes and prefaces, by John Sampson." Contents: General preface; Poems from the Poetical sketches; Songs from 'An Island in the Moon'; Songs of innocence; Songs of experience; Poems from the Rossetti manuscript; The Pickering manuscript; Poems from letters; Dedication of 'Blake's illustrations of Blair's grave'; Epigrams from Blake's annotated copy of Reynolds' works; Poems from the 'Prophetic books'; Verses from 'For the sexes. The gates of paradise.' "Editions," p. xxv-xxviii. This edition sparked the revival of scholarly interest in Blake. Bentley, Blake Books 300: "This is a work of pioneer scholarly importance, well informed, meticulously accurate, well-balanced and intelligent". Bound in full red leather, gold tooled, rebacked. Stock#OB676.

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4.
Bon Gaultier, (pen name of William Edmonstoune Aytoun and Sir Theodore Martin).editor.  
The Book of Ballads.

Publisher: Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, No date..
No Edition Indicated 12mo, about 7 inches (18 cm) tall, in 3/4 red morocco by MacDonald, New York, endpapers and boards in paper with a holly motif. Five raised bands, compartments with simple corner flourishes. Original blue cloth cover and spine bound in at rear. These ballads were first collected in book form in 1845 although this issue probably from about 1860. Illustrated by Leech, Doyle and Crowquill. Nicely decorated title page in gilt, red and black protected by a tissue guard, but still there is offsetting to frontis opposite. Inside is clean, bright and sound. The covers are lightly edge worn. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

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5.
Bonfils, Winifred Black.  
The Life and Personality of Phoebe Apperson Hearst.

Publisher: San Francisco: 1928..
First Edition Folio, 24cm x 35cm, 9 1/4 x 14. 155 numbered pages. Frontispiece and headbands by William Wilkie. Printed for William Randolph Hearst by John Henry Nash. Of this book one thousand copies have been printed for private distribution only. This copy is Number 413. Bound in full vellum in near fine condition with a single small blush of a black mark on lower rear cover near the spine. Minor foxing on the front and rear free front endpapers. Erratum slip tipped in at the rear. Gilt rules and lettering are bright as is the top edge gilt. Slight bow to front board. Book has been protected by the original soft brown flannel sleeve, custom made for this publication. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine

Appr.: | AUD 416.67 CAD 406.25 EUR 295.45 GBP 218.12 JPY 32,500.00 MXN 4,062.50 ZAR 3,823.53 

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6.
Burke, John., Illustrated by: Engraved Plates  
[Heraldic Illustrations with Explanatory Pedigrees; half-title] Heraldic Illustrations Comprising the Armorial Bearings of the Principal Families of the Empire; with Pedigrees and Annotations (VOL II)

Publisher: Edward Churton London: 1845.
VOL 2 ONLY (of three). 9 ¾ x 7 inches, ¾ dark brown fine leather with five raised bands, gilt spine titles and rulings, fine marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt. No page numbers. Fine engraved plates illustrating heraldic crests throughout. There is a "II" stamped on the spine, but no indication in the printed information that this is a second volume. (The plate numbers and Library of Congress listing bear this out, however.) The engraved bookplate of San Francisco socialite and benefactor, Maud Lee Flood, is affixed to the front pastedown. The bookplate depicts Linden Towers, Menlo California. Frontis engraving of the heraldic device of the Most Noble Hugh Perry, Duke of Northumberland, Knight of the Garter. Folding plate and engraved plates of heraldic devices LIV-CIII (54-103) complete and intact. CONDITION: This book is in better then very good condition. The original binding is sound and has some edgewear, with one corner tip rubbed through. There is slight discoloration to thin strips along marbled paper edges from contact with or proximity to leather. Several pages have short underlines or marginal notes in pencil. Very light toning to a few page edges. Very scarce, especially in the original binding in such excellent condition. ABOUT THE BOOKPLATE (association): James Leary Flood was the son of James Clair Flood, a saloon keeper who part-owned the Nevada Comstock Lode with William S. O'Brian. Maud Lee (Fritz) married James Leary Flood after the death of his first wife, Rose, who was also Maud's sister. Maud, whose husband died in the late 1920s, deeded the Flood mansion to the nuns of the Sacred Heart who turned the building into a school, now called the Convent of the Sacred Heart, in 1938. Maud then lived in the penthouse suite at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel until her death in 1966. The "Linden Towers" of the bookplate represents the Menlo Park estate of James Clair Flood, built and furnished to lavish proportions with his Comstock fortune. It passed down through the family. Following the death of James L. Flood, the estate was apportioned to heirs including one Constance May Gavin, whose suit as a daughter of James L. was recognized by the court. The furnishings were dispersed, and the mansion (known locally as The White Castle) was torn down in 1934. Association Copy First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus Condition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Collectible

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7.
Butler, Samuel, 1612-1680  
Hudibras, A Poem by Samuel Butler ; with notes selected from Grey and Other Authors, to which are prefixed a life...
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Publisher: London, Printed by W. Lewis... for Thomas McLean, ...1819.
Volume one ONLY (of 2): iv, iv, 444 p., 12 color plates; 23 cm. This seems to be a made-up copy incorporating the title-page and list of portraits from Illustrations of Hudibras: Sixty Portraits, London, Charles & Henry Baldwin, 1821. Bound in full green morocco, rear hinge repaired. Stock#OB746.

Appr.: | AUD 512.82 CAD 500.00 EUR 363.64 GBP 268.46 JPY 40,000.00 MXN 5,000.00 ZAR 4,705.88 

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8.
Carroll, Lewis.  
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.

Publisher: London: Macmillan, 1924-1925..
Two volumes, 16mo, 6.25 inches (16 cm) tall, in full blue horizontally grained morocco with gilt-stamped cover designs, dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Binding by Riviere. 200 and 228 pages respectively including an Easter greeting in each volume, and a Christmas verse at the end of each outside the pagination. Illustrations by John Tenniel. Matching set of the "Alice" books with a rabbit in gilt decorating the covers of the first book and the queen similarly decorating the second . The books show mild rubbing and wear to the edges including loss of surface color to the spine ends and a tiny chip to one of the spine labels. Gift note in the first volume. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

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9.
Creasy, Edward S.; illustrated by Joseph Domjan; introduction by Hanson W. Baldwin.  
The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World.

Publisher: Norwalk CT: Easton Press, 1969..
Reprint A typically well produced book from this publisher. Octavo in black leather decorated in gilt. A title in the publisher's "Collector's Library of Famous Editions" series. Clean, bright and soundly bound, without a sign of wear. Hardcover Hardcover Fine

Appr.: | AUD 83.33 CAD 81.25 EUR 59.09 GBP 43.62 JPY 6,500.00 MXN 812.50 ZAR 764.71 

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10.
Dickens, Charles.  
Martin Chuzzlewit.

Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall, 1844..
Octavo, 8.5 inches (21.5 cm) tall, in 20th century full polished calf with red and green morocco spine labels, five raised bands with elaborate gilt decoration in compartments, doubled ruled covers, all edges gilt, dentelles on the cover edges and turn-ins, marbled endpapers Binding by Riviere. 624 pages with 40 engraved illustrations by "Phiz", including frontis and illustrated title with the reward sign on the post, thus a first state of the text. The book has a couple of light scratches on the covers and several illustrations have what appears to be a small light coffee stain on the top edge but the adjacent pages are clean. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine

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11.
Dickens, Charles.  
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

Publisher: London: Chapman and Hall, 1887..
Limited Edition Two octavo volumes, about 9.5 inches (24 cm) tall, in half green morocco and green cloth boards by Root & Son, London. Marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, five raised bands with gilt title on spine, borders between leather and cloth with double ruled in gilt. Limited to 2000 copies. 430 and 439 pages respectively, plus, and the end of volume II, a facsimile page of the handwritten manuscript, and a cover of a one of the parts of the original serial publication of this work, presumably a facsimile as well. Illustrated by engravings from Seymour, Browne, Leech and Buss, including fronitspieces and vignette title in volume I. Previous owner bookplate (that of a prominent Coloradan of the turn of the 20th century) on both front endpapers and his name with a note disclosing from whom he received the book (a gift) on the first blank of each volume. Mild scattered foxing, toning to the tissue guards, very light edge and extremity wear and insignificant scuffing to the spine bands. Otherwise very nice with sound bindings. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

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12.
FITZGERALD , EDWARD  
THE RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

Publisher: PETER PAUPER PRESS, Mount Vernon N.Y..
Near Fine Half-Leather 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. CUSTOM BOUND IN ONE HALF MAROON POLISHED MOROCCO. BEAUTIFUL FLORAL PATTERNED WOVEN BOARDS AND ENDPAPERS. GILT LETTERED RULED SPINE

Appr.: | AUD 461.54 CAD 450.00 EUR 327.27 GBP 241.61 JPY 36,000.00 MXN 4,500.00 ZAR 4,235.29 

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13.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott; illustrated by Fred Meyer; foreword by Charles Scribner III.  
Tender Is the Night.

Publisher: Norwalk CT: Easton Press, 1991..
Reprint Wide octavo, about 9.5 by 7.5 inches, in blue leather decorated in green, red and gilt. All edges gilt, moire endpapers. 319 pages with a black and white frontis and eight color illustrations in appropriate Art Deco style. A clean, bright, unworn, soundly bound copy with the publisher's first rate production. values. Hardcover Hardcover Fine

Appr.: | AUD 128.21 CAD 125.00 EUR 90.91 GBP 67.11 JPY 10,000.00 MXN 1,250.00 ZAR 1,176.47 

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14.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott; illustrated by Mario Stasolla; foreword by Edmund Wilson.  
The Last Tycoon.

Publisher: Norwalk CT: Easton Press, 1991..
Reprint Wide octavo, about 9.5 by 7.5 inches, in black leather decorated in red, white and gilt. All edges gilt, moire endpapers. 190 pages with a color frontis and three other illustrations by Mario Stasolla. Fitzgerald's unfinished novel. The introduction by Wilson is the original written in 1941 after Fitzgerald's death. A clean, bright, unworn, soundly bound copy with the publisher's first rate production. values. Hardcover Hardcover Fine

Appr.: | AUD 96.15 CAD 93.75 EUR 68.18 GBP 50.34 JPY 7,500.00 MXN 937.50 ZAR 882.35 

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15.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott; illustrated by Richard Sparks; foreword by Charles Scribner III.  
Tales of the Jazz Age.

Publisher: Norwalk CT: Easton Press, 1991..
Reprint Wide octavo, about 9.5 by 7.5 inches, in black leather decorated in green and gilt. All edges gilt, moire endpapers. 349 pages with a double-page color frontis and a few other illustrations by Richard Sparks. A collection of short stories which, some would argue, was the best of Fitzgerald's work. A clean, bright, unworn, soundly bound copy with the publisher's first rate production. values. Hardcover Hardcover Fine

Appr.: | AUD 160.26 CAD 156.25 EUR 113.64 GBP 83.89 JPY 12,500.00 MXN 1,562.50 ZAR 1,470.59 

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16.
Gray, Thomas, 1717-1771. Mason, William, 1725-1797  
Poems By Mr. Gray. To which are prefixed Memoirs of his life and writings by W. Mason, M.A. The second edition
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Publisher: London: Printed by H. Hughs and sold by J. Dodsley; and J. Todd, York, 1775.
[4], 416, 109, [1]p., plate, portrait; 27.5 cm. With a half-title. In two parts, 'The poems' paginated separately; the register is continuous. Pp. [71]-109 of the second part contain 'Imitations, variations, and additional notes.' Gray didn't write a great deal but was the most popular poet of his time. Northup 14; English Short Title Catalog, ESTC 125123. This copy contains additional poems cut from early newspapers, one dated 1781, the others similar. Bound in 3/4 leather by The Hope Bindery, Jim Dimarcantonio; very good. Stock#OB 666.

Appr.: | AUD 512.82 CAD 500.00 EUR 363.64 GBP 268.46 JPY 40,000.00 MXN 5,000.00 ZAR 4,705.88 

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17.
Gronow, Rees Howell (Captain). illustrated by Joseph Grego.  
The Reminiscences and Recollections of Captain Gronow, Being Anecdotes of the Camp, Court, Clubs and Society, 1810-1860.

Publisher: London: John C. Nimmo, 1900..
Later Printing Two volumes, octavos, about 8.25 inches (21 cm) tall, in half blue morocco (spines sunned to brown), blue cloth covered boards. Top edge gilt; gray patterned endpapers. 353 and 340 pages respectively. First published in 1889, Gronow's memoir is full of anecdotes of the society and culture of the Regency and Victorian England. Something of a name dropper but he knew most of the movers and shakers, rich and famous. The frontis appears as a ghost on the title page despite an intact tissue guard. Paper mildly toned. Edges of endpapers darkened where in contact with the leather turn-ins. General light edge wear. Otherwise a clean and sound set. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

Appr.: | AUD 416.67 CAD 406.25 EUR 295.45 GBP 218.12 JPY 32,500.00 MXN 4,062.50 ZAR 3,823.53 

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18.
Hallam, Henry.  
Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries (Four Volumes complete).

Publisher: London: John Murray, 1837-1839..
First Edition Four octavo volumes, about 8.5 inches (21.5 cm) tall, in full polished calf, speckled edges, extra gilt in spine compartments, black morocco spine labels. A nice survey of the art and literature from the Renaissance to 1700. General edge and extremity wear with boards showing on some tips; light soiling to the boards; volumes I, II and III each have a small moisture stain on a cover. Spines darkened but attractively with an even patina. Inside clean and sound but for toning to the edges of the endpaper from leather turn-ins and light foxing to the prelims only. Previous owner's armorial bookplate and stamp of location (Sampson, York)) on all front endpapers. Ribbon marker present in only two volumes. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

Appr.: | AUD 448.72 CAD 437.50 EUR 318.18 GBP 234.90 JPY 35,000.00 MXN 4,375.00 ZAR 4,117.65 

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19.
Harris, Townsend.  
The Complete Journal of Townsend Harris.

Publisher: New York: Japan Society, 1930..
First Edition Small quarto, 9.75 inches (24.5 cm) tall, in 3/4 green leather on green cloth boards, top edge gilt, green patterned endpapers. Binding by "The French Binders" at the Country Life Press with a small advertising handout from the bindery laid in. 616 pages with 16 illustrations including photographs and document reproductions. A journal of the first American minister to Japan. LIMITED EDITION, #12 OF 2500 COPIES. The spine is sunned to an even light brown with some fading spilling to the covers. Otherwise a clean and sound copy. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

Appr.: | AUD 384.62 CAD 375.00 EUR 272.73 GBP 201.34 JPY 30,000.00 MXN 3,750.00 ZAR 3,529.41 

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20.
Hegel, Georg W.F.  
Phenomonology of Spirit.

Publisher: Norwalk CT: Easton Press, 1995..
Reprint A typically well produced book from this publisher. Octavo in blue leather decorated in gilt. A title in the publisher's "Collector's Library of Books That Changed the World" series. Clean, bright and soundly bound, without a sign of wear. Hardcover Hardcover Fine

Appr.: | AUD 108.97 CAD 106.25 EUR 77.27 GBP 57.05 JPY 8,500.00 MXN 1,062.50 ZAR 1,000.00 

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21.
Ingoldsby, Thomas; illustrated by George Cruikshank, John Leech and others.  
The Ingoldsby Legends of Mirth and Marvels (First, Second and Third Series).

Publisher: London: Richard Bentley, 1852..
Fifth Edition Three octavo volumes, almost 8 inches (20.5 cm) tall, in half green morocco on marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, ribbon markers sewn in. Spines, sunned to an even medium brown, have four raised bands. 338, 288 and 364 pages illustrated by engravings with tissue guards. Binding, probably from the late 19th century, is not attributed. A lovely set of these popular stories. Clean and soundly bound inside, no foxing. Covers with sunned spines as previously mentioned, and mild edge wear otherwise. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

Appr.: | AUD 192.31 CAD 187.50 EUR 136.36 GBP 100.67 JPY 15,000.00 MXN 1,875.00 ZAR 1,764.71 

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22.
Irving, Washington; introduction by Elizabeth Robins; illustrated by Joseph Pennell.  
The Alhambra.

Publisher: London: Macmillan, 1906..
Later Printing Octavo, about 7.5 inches (19.5 cm) tall, in full dark brown morocco, top edge gilt, triple ruled borders, two raised bands. Binding by Truslove and Hanson. 436 pages illustrated by drawings. Bookplate of Sir Geoffrey Clarke on the front pastedown. Endpapers toned at the edges by the leather turn-ins. Otherwise clean and soundly bound. The cover edges show just minor rubbing. The spine is evenly sun-faded to a medium brown with the spine gilt still bright. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine

Appr.: | AUD 96.15 CAD 93.75 EUR 68.18 GBP 50.34 JPY 7,500.00 MXN 937.50 ZAR 882.35 

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23.
Jameson, Mrs. (Anna Brownell Jameson).  
Works of Mrs. Jameson.

Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1885..
Later Edition 8 volumes, 16mo, about 6.5 inches (17 cm) tall, in dark blue fine grained leather, marbled boards, edges, endpapers. About 400 pages in each volume. Primarily commentary and criticism on Christian Art. Her most memorable work being "Sacred and Legendary Art". Very attractive set with light general extremity wear. Previous owner bookplate on the front endpaper and the same owner's name in red pencil in two other places, all of this in each volume. That owner is Caroline McCullough Everhard who served as President of the the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association in the 1890s. Otherwise clean and sound inside. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

Appr.: | AUD 384.62 CAD 375.00 EUR 272.73 GBP 201.34 JPY 30,000.00 MXN 3,750.00 ZAR 3,529.41 

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24.
Keats, John, 1795-1821  
Poetical Works of John Keats. Edited by William T. Arnold
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Publisher: London, Kegan, Paul, Trench, & Co., MDCCCLXXXIIII [1884].
lvi, 349, p., portrait frontispiece; 19.5 cm. Bound by Bayntun of Bath in blue morocco, gold tooled, gilt edges; in slipcase; very good, gift quality. Stock#OB657.

Appr.: | AUD 961.54 CAD 937.50 EUR 681.82 GBP 503.36 JPY 75,000.00 MXN 9,375.00 ZAR 8,823.53 

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25.
Kennedy, Georgia Keating  
Bucklin and Allied Families / Genealogical and Biographical
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Publisher: NY, American Historical Society, 1925.
[203] p., 10 plates (6 portraits, 4 heraldry); 32 cm. Dedicated to James Darius King Kennedy, 1850-1923, husband of the author. This genealogy deals with the Indiana Kennedys and families connected by marriage, including Keating, Emerson, Moody, Bucklin (the author's maternal line), Bosworth, Sabin, Read, Carpenter, Arnold-Smith, Fenner, Waterman, Palmer, Hunt, Olney, Whipple, Brown, Smith, Bulkeley and several others of the Bucklin heritage. A sumptuous printing bound in unsigned full blue morocco with crests and red inlaid borders, red leather for the inner covers, white silk endpapers. Fine, gift quality. Stock#OB781 oversize.

Appr.: | AUD 961.54 CAD 937.50 EUR 681.82 GBP 503.36 JPY 75,000.00 MXN 9,375.00 ZAR 8,823.53 

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26.
Lammenais, F. de. Kempis, Thomas à.  
L'Imitation de Jésus-Christ. Traduction Nouvelle...

Publisher: Tours, Maison Alfred Mame et Fils [1921].
543 p., 4 plates, 13.5 cm. Printed in black & red on India paper. In French. Title continues: avec Des Réflexions à la fin de chaque chapitre par l' Abbé F. de Lamennais. Suivie des Prières durant la Sainte Messe et des Vêpres du Dimanche. Handsomely bound (not signed) in full leather, spine stamped in gold & black, brown marbled endpapers, inner covers with floral border, fillets & dentelles, all edges marbled & gilt, purple marker ribbon; fine in slightly worn marbled slipcase. A lovely work of gift quality. stock#36915.

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27.
Larcom, Lucy.  
The Poetical Works of Lucy Larcom.

Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1884..
No Edition Indicated Hardback octavo in half polished calf, marbled boards and endpapers. 325 pages with frontis engraving and several other illustrations. The publisher's designation, Household Edition, was used for several collections of 19th century poets published around 1890. Larcom edited magazines for children and this collection reflects a juvenile appeal. A sound, clean copy with light edge and extremity wear, but elaborately gilt decorated spine with five raised bands and red and brown morocco spine labels still bright and fresh. Hardcover Hardcover Very good+

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28.
Lardner, Rev. Dionysius:  
The Cabinet of History - Outlines of History

Publisher: London, Longman Rees Orme Brown Green and John Taylor, 1830. .
x + 461pp with vignette engr to title page. "A comprehensive epitome of the history of the world" also includes Tabular View of Royal Dynasties, Eminent Persons, a Chronological View of Important Events, and an Index. Bound in half leather - tan calf - with raised bands and fancy gilt decoration to spine with black title label and gilt lettering : cloth covered boards a little dirty : a good tight copy, internally all pages very clean and bright. Very good cond. 6 3/4 x 4 1/4

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29.
LYTTELSTON LORD, GEORGE  
THE PERSIAN LETTERS

Publisher: ROWFANT CLUB, 1988, CLEVELAND.
Very Good PLUS Hardcover, Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. ILLUSTRATOR SIGNED ON PASTEDOWN ILLUSTRTED, AUTHOR SIGNED ON FRONTISPIECE AS WELL AS COBHAN, WITH AN ADDED SIGNATURE OF PREVIOUS OWNER ON HALF TITLE PAGE-WITH CANDLEMAS KEEPSKAE 1994 FLYER LAID IN, CLEAN TIGHT COPY WITH SILK TIE, NO. 224 OF 300 LIMITED COPIES

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30.
MACCULAY THOMAS  
BABINGTON CRITICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAYS IN FOUR VOLUMES

Publisher: LONGMAN BROWN,GREEN, 1895, LONDON.
Very Good Hardcover. NICELY BOUND IN UNIFORM TAN LEATHER, CLOTH BOARDS MARBLED ENDPAPERS RAISED BANDS SMALL OCTAVOS

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31.
McNeely, William S.; foreword by Will D. Campbell.  
Frederick Douglass.

Publisher: Norwalk CT: Easton Press, 1995..
Reprint A typically well produced book from this publisher. Octavo in brown leather decorated in gilt. A title in the publisher's "Collector's Library of Great Lives" series. Clean, bright and soundly bound, without a sign of wear. Hardcover Hardcover Fine

Appr.: | AUD 57.69 CAD 56.25 EUR 40.91 GBP 30.20 JPY 4,500.00 MXN 562.50 ZAR 529.41 

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32.
Melville, Herman; illustrated by Rockwell Kent.  
Moby Dick.

Publisher: New York: Random House, 1930..
First Edition thus Twelvemo, 7.25 inches (18.5 cm) tall, in full blue calf with a gilt whaling ship on the cover, five raised bands with nautical ornaments in the compartments, red and brown morocco labels, extra-gilt dentelles, all edges gilt Binding by Riviere. 823 pages with illustrations. A beautifully bound example of Rockwell Kent's edition of the Melville classic. The book has very mildl wear to the head and foot of the spine. The slipcase has light wear to the corners and a short tear to one corner of the opening. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in a Very Good Slipcase

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33.
Miltoun, Francis.  
Castles and Chateaux of Old Navarre and the Basque Provinces (including also Foix, Rousillon and Béarn).

Publisher: Boston: L C Page and Company, 1907..
First Edition Octavo, about 8.25 inches (21 cm) tall, in half red morocco, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. 456 pages illustrated from paintings by Blanche McManus, some in color, and a folding map. A lovely book reminiscent of the color illustrated travel books produced by A.&C. Black. Bookplate of an important Denver figure from the early 20th century on the front endpaper, and he has noted that it was a gift from another important Denver businessman. Clean and sound inside although the text is mildly toned. The covers have light edge and extremity wear. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

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34.
Morier, J.J.; illustrations by Honore Guilbeau.  
The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan.

Publisher: Norwalk CT: Easton Press, 1975..
Reprint A typically well produced book from this publisher. Octavo in light brown leather decorated in gilt. A title in the publisher's "Collector's Library of Famous Editions" series. Publisher's pamphlet laid in. Clean, bright and soundly bound, without a sign of wear. Hardcover Hardcover Fine

Appr.: | AUD 96.15 CAD 93.75 EUR 68.18 GBP 50.34 JPY 7,500.00 MXN 937.50 ZAR 882.35 

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35.
Motley, John Lothrop.  
The Rise of the Dutch Republic, A History (3 volumes).

Publisher: Philadelphia: John Wanamaker, No date (ca. 1900)..
Reprint Three small octavo volumes, about 7.5 inches (19.5 cm) tall, in half polished calf, marbled boards and endpapers. Five raised bands, red and light green spine labels, top edges gilt. 620, 627, and 703 pages respectively. Illustrated by frontis portraits of the author, William of Orange and Philip II of Spain. Originally published in 1856, this was the definitive work on the subject for many years. A very nice set with light edge and extremity wear, a gift note in light pencil on the first blank, a scuff to the spine tag on the first volume and to the top front of the third. Clean and sound inside. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

Appr.: | AUD 320.51 CAD 312.50 EUR 227.27 GBP 167.79 JPY 25,000.00 MXN 3,125.00 ZAR 2,941.18 

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36.
Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States  
The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments
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Publisher: Cambridge, Printed by C. J. Clay and Sons at the University Press For James Pott...N.Y. [1893].
xxviii, 566 p.; 22.5 cm. Printed in black and red. A deluxe printing with a simple but impressive, unsigned handcrafted leather binding with raised bands and a symbolic pierced silver boss on the front cover; edges rubbed; VG. Stock#OB394.

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37.
Scott , Sir Walter  
WAVERLEY NOVELS , Eleven Volumes

Publisher: DEWOlfe Fisk and Company, BOSTON , Mass.
Very Good Half-Leather 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Eleven uniform octavo volumes bound in one half polished calf with floral gilt devices in spine panels. Red and green leather spine labels, green marbled boards and endpapers.

Appr.: | AUD 634.62 CAD 618.75 EUR 450.00 GBP 332.21 JPY 49,500.00 MXN 6,187.50 ZAR 5,823.53 

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38.
Scott, Sir Walter, et al.  
Christmas Poems and PIctures: A Collection of Songs, Carols and Descriptive Poems Relating to the Festival of Christmas, Illustrated from Drawings By Distinguished Artists.

Publisher: New York: James G. Gregory, 1864..
First Edition Octavo, about 9.25 inches (23.5 cm) tall, in deeply embossed green leather with an elaborate gilt decorated panel on cover and nicely designed dentelles. 96 pages illustrated by engravings. An impressive anthology of Christmas verse. Many of the engravings are by Birket Foster, an important British illustrator (Houfe, 141-142). Nevertheless, Thomas Nast's illustration for Clement Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas" is the prize. (See Marshall, #58 but not seen by her). A well preserved Victorian era gift book. Inside is clean and sound but for minor soiling to the front endpaper, a gift note dated 1865, and a short tear to the last blank page. All tips modestly worn through to boards but otherwise bright and clean. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

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39.
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832  
Waverly Novels [Abbotsford edition]
 Picture
Publisher: Edinburgh: Robert Cadell; London: Houlston & Stoneman, 1842-47.
Twelve volumes, illustrated; 26 cm. Contents: 1. Waverly, Guy Mannering, 2. The Antiquary, The Black Dwarf, Old Mortality, 3. Rob Roy, The Heart of Mid-Lothian, 4. The Bride of Lammermoor, A Legend of Montrose, Ivanhoe, 5. The Monastery, The Abbot, 6. Kenilworth, The Pirate, 7. The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, 8. Quentin Durward, St. Ronan's Well, 9. Redgauntlet, The Bethrothed, The Talisman, 10. Woodstock, The Highland Widow, The Two Drovers, The Surgeon's Daughter, 11. The Fair Maid of Perth, Anne of Geierstein, 12. Count Robert of Paris, Castle Dangerous, My Aunt Margaret's Mirror, The Tapestried Chamber, The Laird's Jock, Index and Glossary. Handsomely bound in richly decorated full tree calf, top edges gilt; front hinge of Vol. 3 anchored with clear tape; very good. Stock#OB725.

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40.
Sculteti, Joanis (Johannes Scultetus).  
Armamentarium Chirurgicum . . .

Publisher: New York: Editions Medicina Rara, [1972]..
Facsimile Reprint Folio, about 14 inches 35.5 cm) tall, in 3/4 dark green leather on marbled boards with turn-ins beveled. A surgical text in Latin first published in 1655, this is a facsimile with 67 pages plus 43 full page plates depicting surgical tools and procedures. LIMITED EDITION, #138 (cxxxviii) of 300 COPIES. There were also 2500 copies in a lesser binding. Superior production values. Publisher's announcement periodical laid in. Clean, bright and sound inside. Covers have light extremity wear and the spine is sunned to an even grayish brown. The slipcase (covered in the same French marbled paper as the covers) is lightly worn at all extremities. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ Slipcase

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41.
Shoberl, Frederick, editor.  
Forget Me Not: A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXVII (1827).

Publisher: London: R. Ackermann (Carey & Lea), 1827..
First Edition An annual gift anthology. Hardback 16mo, about 5 inches tall, in blue/green paper covered boards, all edges gilt. 416 pages plus four pages of ads for the London publisher. Illustrated by 13 very good engravings. This was distributed in the U.S. by Carey & Lea of Philadelphia. One of several such annuals published during the period with literary and inspirational short pieces. The book is in very good condition with a little edge wear and some light soiling, and the front hinge is soundly held by the binding twine but the endpaper is open. The joints (exterior hinges) have lost some of the paper covering. Still a very attractive period piece. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

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42.
Smeaton, Oliphant; illustrated by Herbert Railton and J. Ayton Symington.  
Edinburgh and Its Story.

Publisher: London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1904..
First Edition Octavo, about 9.25 inches (23.5 cm) tall, in full red morocco with gilt spine titles and five raised spine bands; extra gilt dentelles; marbled endpapers Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated by 52 full page color plates as well as others tinted or in the text. 396 pages. A lovely production very much in the style of the color plate travel books published by A. & C. Black. Text is mildly but evenly toned. Binding sound and clean and unmarked inside. The covers are lightly edge worn; spine is mildly sunned. The fore edge of the front cover has an abrasion consisting of a couple of shallow dents of a quarter inch each. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

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43.
SMITH WEBSTER  
THE FARNESE HOURS THE PIERPONT MORGAN LIBRARY, NEW YORK

Publisher: GEORGE BRAZILLER, NEW YORK.
Very Good PLUS Very Good Hardcover 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ''REPRODUCED FROM THE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT[M69] , PRINTED IN FRANCE BY DRAEGER, BOUND IN SWITZERLAND BY MAYER AND SOUTTER, MINIATURES PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHRLES PASSELA, BOOK DESIGN BY VINCENT TORRE, SLIPCASE AND BINDING BY OSCAR RATTI[ADAPTED FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BINDING], WITH ORGINAL BLANK COVER TO PROTECT THE STAMPED SUED BOARDS WHICH ARE AS FRESH AS NEW, IN DECORATED GILT SLIP CASE WHICH SHOWS LIGHT WEAR, COLOR PAPER LABEL ON FRONT OF SLIP CASE

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44.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher.  
Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Publisher: Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1852..
Early printing Two volumes, 12mo, 7.5 inches (19 cm) tall, in black marbled paper covered boards with leather spine and corners, marbled edges. Volume I: 312 pages, Volume II: 322 pages. A very early printing ("Tenth Thousand") of Stowe's famous anti slavery novel. The books are moderately worn on the edges and the spine ends but they remain attractive. There is occasional foxing, and there a piece of tape on the volume I front endpaper. The edges of all the endpapers are moderately toned from offsetting of the leather turn-ins. Finally, volume II has a dark brown spot on the top edge of the block that has bled into the paper for about a 100 pages displaying a spot of about the size of a half dime but not affecting the text. Volume II also has a light previous owner stamp on the front endpaper. The bindings are sound. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good

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45.
Taylor, I.A.  
Life of Madame Roland.

Publisher: London: Hutchinson & Co., 1911..
First Edition Octavo, about 8.75 inches (22 cm) tall, in half red calf, five raised bands with floral centerpieces and titled in gilt. Boards in paste paper pattern (like marbling but color applied leaving a texture). 328 pages with 15 illustrations. Bindery symbol (a bee) on verso of front endpaper. Text is very lightly toned but the inside is otherwise clean and sound. The covers have light edge and extremity wear. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

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46.
Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de and translated by Smollett, Tobias, Illustrated by: Kaufman, Van  
Candide and Zadig

Publisher: The Franklin Library Franklin Center, PA 1977.
(12), 254 pp, red full-leather hardback w/gilt lettering & deco on front, back & spine, a.e.g. (all edges gilt), maroon silk ribbon bookmark, brown silk moire endpapers, three raised ribs on the spine. Contains Candide or the Optimist and Zadig or the Mystery of Fate - an oriental history. Candide, the illegitimate scion of a noble German family, is brought up at the Castle of Thunder-ten-tronckh, where he learns from the philosopher, Pangloss, that every effect has a cause, that every cause has a sufficient reason. slight fading of spine. Limited No Jacket Full-Leather Hard Cover Near Fine 8vo - Over 8" - 9" Tall Limited Edition

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47.
Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797  
Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard the Third
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Publisher: London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, M.DCC.LXXVIII [1768].
xv, [1], 134, [2] p. (signatures: a-b4, B-S4), [2] leaves of plates, portraits; 26.5 cm. "On the whole, if Horace Walpole's Doubts are occasionally more haphazard than historic, he none the less created a sometimes illuminating and always entertaining challenge to complacent orthodoxy" --Hazen, Walpole 19; ESTC (RLIN) T145482. Addition, errata, and directions to binder on final leaf. The plates are engraved by Grignian from Vertue's drawings. Bound in recent full leather by Hope Bindery, Jim Dimarcantonio; very good. Stock#OB643.

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48.
Walton, Izaak; Charles Cotton; Harris Nicolas.  
Complete Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish , and Fishing . . . .

Publisher: London: William Pickering, 1836..
First Edition thus Two quarto volumes, about 11 inches tall, in full green morocco by J. Wright, with elaborately decorative gilt borders on cover, five raised bands with brown spine labels, extra gilt decorated compartments, gilt decorated dentelles. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A magnificent copy of the first Pickering edition. From the library of R.B. Adam, his oval bookplate with the bust of Samuel Johnson in the center on the front pastedown of volume I. Adam was a significant collector from Buffalo who built the best Johnson collection in America. Light edge wear to the covers; an inconsequential chip to the author spine label of volume I. Irregular foxing in both volumes: moderately heavy here and there but volume I is largely clean and significant parts of volume II are as well. Some offsetting from engravings, occasionally fairly substantial. Some bookseller notes in pencil on verso of the front endpaper. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

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49.
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903  
Whistler v. Ruskin. Art & Art Critics
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Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus [1879?]. 'Third edition'.
17 p.; 19 cm. Printed brown paper cover; below Whistler’s name & address is the date "Dec. 24, 1878." With this is bound Mr. Whistler’s 'Ten o'Clock' (a talk delivered by James McNeill Whistler in London, February 1885), published in London by Chatto & Windus in 1888. Publisher’s device on title-page and on last leaf of the first title. "The 1878 libel suit of Whistler v Ruskin, which elucidated the conflict between the newly formed aesthetic movement and the Victorian ideal of art, embodies the struggle between the establishment and a new worldview. It is yet another example of the reluctance with which the old makes way for the new. In this case, the conflict was played out on the stage of aesthetics and morality in late Victorian England. John Ruskin represented all that was essentially Victorian in both theory and virtue, whereas James Abbott McNeill Whistler illustrated what was to be the vanguard of modernity in art practice and theory." Both works are signed twice in Whistler's "butterfly" signature. They are bound together in simple full leather by Zaehnsdorf with the bookplate of George G. T. Treherne and the original wrappers bound in. A prize copy of a notorious icon of modern art theory. Stock#OB681.

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50.
Wilde, Oscar; illustrated by Valenti Angelo.  
Salome.

Publisher: Norwalk CT: Easton Press, 1973..
Reprint A typically well produced book from this publisher. Octavo in brick red leather decorated in gilt. A title in the publisher's "Collector's Library of Famous Editions" series. Publisher's pamphlet laid in. Clean, bright and soundly bound, without a sign of wear. Hardcover Hardcover Fine

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