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Bibliothecae Historicae Libri XV Reliqui 1611, Diodorus Siculus,
1 Bibliothecae Historicae Libri XV Reliqui 1611 Diodorus Siculus,
Hanoviae Typis Wechelianus, Apud Claudium Marnium & Haeredes Ioannis Aubrii, 1611 Vellum Very Good with no dust jacket 
[40], 1245, [67] pages; ...Quibus accesserunt Eclogae , seu seu sragmenta ex libris, Auctoris, qui desideranteur. FUll contemporary rigid ivory overlapping vellum, slight soiling and discoloration but sound and attractive. With extensive chronolocal table of 67 pages. History taken from old book fragments. Much from Latin version of Lorenz Rhodomann (1546-1606). Later edition expanded. Journeys of the Greek historian Diodorus of Sicily, a contemporary of Caesar, led him to the writing of a universal history from mytical times to the conquest of Gaul. Small amount of worming to lower left inner margin away from the text for first forty or so leaves. Worm tracks in an area of about 1/2 inch. First two blanks with crumpled edges. The history of the world with Rome as it's center. ; 0 38041 
Price: 423.00 USD
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BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF THE WORLD: A POPULAR SCIENTIFIC DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT NATURAL DIVISIONS OF THE GLOBE THEIR LAKES, RIVERS, MOUNTAINS AND OTHER PHYSICAL FEATURES AND THEIR POLITICAL DIVISIONS AND THE PEOPLES THAT INHABIT THEM, Onesime Reclus
2 BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF THE WORLD: A POPULAR SCIENTIFIC DESCRIPTION OF THE GREAT NATURAL DIVISIONS OF THE GLOBE THEIR LAKES, RIVERS, MOUNTAINS AND OTHER PHYSICAL FEATURES AND THEIR POLITICAL DIVISIONS AND THE PEOPLES THAT INHABIT THEM Onesime Reclus
Boston Ticknor and Company 1887 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Bird's-Eye View of the World: a Popular Scientific Descrition of the Great Natural Divisions of the Globe Their Lakes, Rivers, Mountains and Other Physical Features and Their Political Divisions and the Peoples That Inhabit Them. Binding firm, illustrations lavish. ; 0 32660 
Price: 46.95 USD
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HIERONYMI FREYERS PAED. REG. HAL. INSP. NAHERE EINLEITUNG ZUR UNIVERSAL-HISTORIE, Hieronymi Freyers
3 HIERONYMI FREYERS PAED. REG. HAL. INSP. NAHERE EINLEITUNG ZUR UNIVERSAL-HISTORIE Hieronymi Freyers
Halle Waisenhause 1746 Fifth Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Thick 8vo 8" to 9" ; [52], 1024, index [103], errata [1] pp. 8vo. Old leather; stained, scuffed, corners worn. Seminary label on front pastedown, old ink notations to ffep. Contents very good. Numerous printed timelines, small title page engraving, title printed in black and red. Binding solid. Quite scarce, none at auction, Wordlcat finds only a lone copy at Landesbibliothek in Germany. ; 0 32481 
Price: 281.95 USD
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HISTORY OF THE WORLD FROM THE CREATION OF MAN TO THE PRESENT DAY VOLUMES I AND II,, Weber, Dr. George
4 HISTORY OF THE WORLD FROM THE CREATION OF MAN TO THE PRESENT DAY VOLUMES I AND II, Weber, Dr. George
1901 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Dore, Gustave Et Al 
Colored maps; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 546, 547-1058, 70 pages; Numerous illustrations. Publisher's green cloth with moderate wear. Includes history of America. ; 0 28865 
Price: 75.15 USD
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NAHERE EINLEITUNG ZUR UNIVERSALHISTORIE, Hieronymi Freyers
5 NAHERE EINLEITUNG ZUR UNIVERSALHISTORIE Hieronymi Freyers
Halle Waisenhause 1778 Good with no dust jacket 
Thick 12mo 7" - 7"; tc,1263, [1] pages; Contemporary full leather bound. Contents and binding firm, foxing. ; 0 32174 
Price: 187.95 USD
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THE WORLD OVER: 1938 A CHRONOLOGICAL AND INTERPRETIVE SURVEY AND COMMENTARY OF THE YEAR OF TENSION, Smyth, Joseph Hilton & Charles Angoff (editors)
6 THE WORLD OVER: 1938 A CHRONOLOGICAL AND INTERPRETIVE SURVEY AND COMMENTARY OF THE YEAR OF TENSION Smyth, Joseph Hilton & Charles Angoff (editors)
N Y Harrison- Hilton Books [1939] First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 7 - 9 tall. 590 pages. DJ in good shape with $4: 00[sic] price. A few minor shallow losses to DJ edge. Sound. ; 0 34183 
Price: 46.95 USD
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