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Contact information: The Owl at the Bridge
25 Berwick Lane, Cranston, Rhode Island, 02905-3708, United States
Phone: 401-467-7362    
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The Owl at the Bridge, in business since 1981, specializes in scholarly, rare, and unusual out-of-print books. We stock a wide range of titles in many subjects and supply printed lists on request. Our primary interests include Italian history & culture, particularly the Renaissance. We are now divesting ourselves of our reference collection in American industrial silver, especially Gorham.
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Pompadour, Jeanne Antoinette Le Normand d'Etioles, Marquise de, 1721-1764   Lettres de Madame la Marquise de Pompadour, depuis MDCCLIII jusqu'à MDCCLXII inclusivement  Publisher: A Londres: Chez G. Owen T. Cadell... [i.e. Paris? s.n.], 1772. Three octavo volumes bound together: [xi], 179; 163, [16]; [xii], 151 p.; 17.5 cm. "A fictitious correspondence, attributed to the Marquis F. de Barbe-Marbois" --BLC, v. 189, p. 207. Cioranescu 21762 attributes to Claude-Prosper Jolyot de Crebillon. The letters in vol. 1 span the years 1753 to 1762; those in vol. 2 and vol. 3, 1746 to 1752. "Ces lettres eurent une grande vogue et furent très-souvent réimprimés; elles sont bien écrites, decentes, et ont souvent des aperçus politiques judicieux. On les regarde comme un ouvrage de jeunesse du marquis de Barbe-Marbois" --Bibliog. des ouvrages relatifs a l'amour, aux femmes, au mariage / Jules Gay, IV (1872), p. 286. Fictitious imprint; cf. Die falschen und fingierten Druckorte / E. O. Weller. Title-page of vol. 3: Lettres de Madame la Marquise de Pompadour, depuis MDCCXLVI jusqu'a MDCCLII, inclusivement. Good+/ bound in full red leather with gold tooling. The book may not be authentically royal, but the binding sure is. Stock#NS0299.
Appr.:  |  AUD 1,369.86  |  CAD 1,298.70  |  EUR 900.90  |  GBP 641.03  |  JPY 100,000.00  |  MXN 12,500.00  |  ZAR 12,500.00  | 
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Harte, Bret, 1836-1902   Autograph Edition. The Writings of Bret Harte with introductions, glossary, and indexes...  Publisher: Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, c1896-1903. 19 volumes: illus., [80] leaves of plates, double map; 23 cm. Title continues: "Illustrated by photogravures." The Autograph edition was Bret Harte's attempt to recover the popularity of his early days. Each vol. has special t.p. and added general t.p., engraved with vignette (mounted India proofs). Of 350 copies, this is copy no. 120, numbered and signed by the author. Contents: 1, The Luck of Roaring Camp and other tales; 2, Tales of the Argonauts; 3, The story of a mine and other tales; 4, In the Carquinez Woods and other tales; 5, Maruja and other tales; 6, The crusade of the Excelsior and other tales; 7, Cressy and other tales; 8, The first family of Tasajara and other tales; 9, A waif of the plains and other tales; 10, In a hollow of the hills and other tales; 11, Thankful Blossom and other eastern tales and sketches; 12, Poems and Two men of Sandy Bar; 13-14, Gabriel Conroy, Bohemian papers, Stories of and for the young; 15, Three partners andother tales; 16, The ancestors of Peter Atherly and other tales; 17, A niece of Snapshot Harry's and other tales; 18, A treasure of the redwoods and other tales; 19, Trent's trust and other stories. The texts are in generally good shape although some of the uncut pages were roughly opened; bindings are faded, worn, paper labels often torn. Stock#NS0300.
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