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ABECEDARIO BIOGRAFICO DEI PITTORI, SCULTORI ED ARCHITETTI CREMONESI., Grasselli, Giuseppe.
1 ABECEDARIO BIOGRAFICO DEI PITTORI, SCULTORI ED ARCHITETTI CREMONESI. Grasselli, Giuseppe.
Not Given 1827 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; Abecedario biografico dei pittori, scultori ed architetti cremonesi. 19th-century 3/4 dark brown morocco & marbled bds, gilt, spine richly gilt; edges occasionally scuffed. Slight foxing to title page. Tall copy. Practical and comprehensive reference tool with information on more than 600 artists, the work of one of the greatest experts italian language; 0 34454 
Price: 460.60 USD
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BIOGRAPHY OF ANDREW JACKSON PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, Goodwin, Philo A Esq
2 BIOGRAPHY OF ANDREW JACKSON PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Goodwin, Philo A Esq
R Hart Towner 1934 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Presidents; History, American; frontis; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 456 pages; Contemporary leather covers, frontis engraved on steel by A Willards. Foxed and worn but complete. ; 0 32119 
Price: 28.15 USD
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FOREIGN LAND [SIGNED ], Raban, Jonathan
3 FOREIGN LAND [SIGNED ] Raban, Jonathan
N Y Viking 1985 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pages; Transition from a comfortable home in Africa to awful England. Falt signed on title page. $16.95 price on DJ In Brodart; Signed by Author; 0 34206 
Price: 23.45 USD
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HET LEVEN VAN MR. JACOB VAN LENNEP, M. F. Van Lennep
4 HET LEVEN VAN MR. JACOB VAN LENNEP M. F. Van Lennep
Amsterdam P N Van Kampen & Zoon 1909 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Plates; 4to 11" - 13" tall; HET LEVEN VAN MR. JACOB VAN LENNEP, 2 vols, publisher's brown cloth, contents firm and clean. Dutch language. Plates- portraits and scenes and bldgs. Thought to be complete; 0 33963 
Price: 93.95 USD
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LA VIE D'ANNE STUART REINE DE LA GRAND BRETAGNE, DE FRANCE ET D'IRLANDE. TRADUITE DE L'ANGLOIS, John Oldmixon
5 LA VIE D'ANNE STUART REINE DE LA GRAND BRETAGNE, DE FRANCE ET D'IRLANDE. TRADUITE DE L'ANGLOIS John Oldmixon
A Rotterdam, Chez Fritsch Et Bohm, 1716 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
538 pages; La Vie D'Anne Stuart Reine De La Grand Bretagne, De France Et D'Irlande. Traduite de l'Anglois. Ink calculation faintly visible on front cover. Lacks any leaves appearing between title and first text page (which constitute page 3, and is signed "A2"). Ink ownership on title and ffep's verso. Based largely on a biography published in English 2 years earlier, "The life of Queen Anne. : In which is contained the most considerable transactions of Her reign...," based on Queen Anne's letters and speeches. Contents VG and quite clean and sturdy. Armorial bookplate apparently St Trivier. ; 0 32468 
Price: 122.15 USD
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LIFE AND TIMES OF HENRY MELCHIOR MUHLENBERG., Mann, William J. [1711-1787]
6 LIFE AND TIMES OF HENRY MELCHIOR MUHLENBERG. Mann, William J. [1711-1787]
Philadelphia G. W. Frederick 1887 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Music; frontis; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xvi, 547 pages; Laid in is what appears to be an early or possibly original funeral card for Muhlenberg. Tape repair to last leaf of index in back of book. ; 0 31069 
Price: 32.85 USD
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LIFE, WRITINGS, AND CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE BORROW [CT 2 VOLS], Knapp, William
7 LIFE, WRITINGS, AND CORRESPONDENCE OF GEORGE BORROW [CT 2 VOLS] Knapp, William
London John Murray 1899 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xviii,402: viii,406 pages; 8 plates, numerous smaller illustrations. Covers a little stained, binding tight. ; 0 32359 
Price: 74.21 USD
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LIGHTS OF TWO CENTURIES: STANDARD BIOGRAPHIES, Hale, Edward Everet
8 LIGHTS OF TWO CENTURIES: STANDARD BIOGRAPHIES Hale, Edward Everet
American Book Co 1887 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Sepia; Couple of Sepia plates of vignettes. Rather cryptic and only partly legible inscription signed Harper & Bros New york onindie front cover. See picture ; 0 35921 
Price: 46.95 USD
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MEMOIR OF GINEVRA GUERRABELLA., Ginerva Guerrabella.
9 MEMOIR OF GINEVRA GUERRABELLA. Ginerva Guerrabella.
N Y T. J. Crowan 1863 First Edition Flexible cloth Good with no dust jacket 
Drama; Stage; Stars; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Blue-green wraps; minor soiling/staining to wraps and margins of pages. "A few copies only were printed for distribution among personal friends. She is the daughter of Samuel Ward the banker. Her romantic marriage, and subsequent career on the stage, form the principal items of interest in this work." -Sabin 47495. Worldcat locates 11 copies, none others found. ; 0 32478 
Price: 122.15 USD
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Memoirs of the life and character of the late Rev. Cornelius Winter; compiled and composed by William Jay, Jay, William (1769-1853)
10 Memoirs of the life and character of the late Rev. Cornelius Winter; compiled and composed by William Jay Jay, William (1769-1853)
NY Published By Samuel Whiting & Co 1811 First American Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
xi, [1], 371 pages; Contemporary tree calf, repaired front hinge. Because Episcopal ordination had been refused, Winter’s return to America was denied. Therefore, he began again the itinerant preaching in England he had done before going to America. He preached wherever he could find a congregation; 0 37216 
Price: 86.48 USD
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MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF GILBERT MOTIER LA FAYETTE BY GEN. H.L. VILLAUME DUCOUDRAY HOLSTEIN, WHO CONTRIBUTED, UNDER THE FICTITIOUS NAME OF PETER FELDMANN, TO HIS LIBERATION FROM THE PRISONS OF OLMUTZ. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH MANUSCRIPT, Holdstein, H. La Fayette Villaume Ducoudray.
11 MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF GILBERT MOTIER LA FAYETTE BY GEN. H.L. VILLAUME DUCOUDRAY HOLSTEIN, WHO CONTRIBUTED, UNDER THE FICTITIOUS NAME OF PETER FELDMANN, TO HIS LIBERATION FROM THE PRISONS OF OLMUTZ. TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH MANUSCRIPT Holdstein, H. La Fayette Villaume Ducoudray.
N Y Charles Wiley 1824 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 111, 305 pages; Memoirs of the life of Gilbert Motier La Fayette By Gen. H. L. Villaume Ducoudray Holstein, Who Contributed, Under the Fictitious Name of Peter Feldmann, to His Liberation from the Prisons of Olmutz. Translated from the French Manuscript. Gen. Holdstein, H. La Fayette Villaume Ducoudray. Memoirs of Gilbert Mothier La Fayette. New York: Charles Wiley, 1824. First edition. 12mo, orig. Bds. , paper spine label; edge wear, covers detached or detaching, spine & label occasionally chipped. Some foxing to endpapers, front & back matter. Title page & contents relatively clean. Untrimmed. American Imprints 16568; Sabin 32643From the Estate of Gen. Chester V. (Ted) Clifton, Jr. , military aide to Presidents Kennedy & Johnson. ; 0 32754 
Price: 178.55 USD
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MEMORIAS DE AGUSTIN CODAZZI, Andres Soriano Lleras, Alberto Lee Lopez, Agustin Codazzi translated by Alberto Lee Lopez, Andres Soriano Lleras
12 MEMORIAS DE AGUSTIN CODAZZI Andres Soriano Lleras, Alberto Lee Lopez, Agustin Codazzi translated by Alberto Lee Lopez, Andres Soriano Lleras
Banco De La Republica 1973 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations, facsimiles; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 547 pages; Archivo de la Economia Nacional 32. Memoirs. Agustín Codazzi's memoirs were written at 32 and cover the period of European and American life from 1816 to 1822. B&W Illustrations, facsimiles, maps. Spanish language. ; 0 33475 
Price: 60.11 USD
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PLUTARCH'S LIVES NEW EDITION, Plutarch. ; John Langhorne; William Langhorne
13 PLUTARCH'S LIVES NEW EDITION Plutarch. ; John Langhorne; William Langhorne
N Y Harper & Bros. 1851 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
royal 8; 748 pages; Bound in full contemporary calf leather. Small type aprox 5-6 points. A few end leaves foxed, balance snowy white. Ct in one vol. ; 0 34003 
Price: 65.75 USD
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RAMBLING RECOLLECTIONS OF A SOLDIER OF FORTUNE, W. H. Maxwell
14 RAMBLING RECOLLECTIONS OF A SOLDIER OF FORTUNE W. H. Maxwell
Dublin William Curry, Jr. and Company 1842 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by H. K. Browne 
IRELAND; Military; B&W Illustrations; 296 pages; Brown cloth-covered boards with gilt designs to the boards, and with gilt lettering to the spine. A series of stories based on events from the author's life manly set in Ireland. Frontispiece portrait, and four additional illustrations by H. K. Browne ("Phiz"). External age/wear with bumped corners and rubbing to the extremities of the boards and spine. The volume is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The title page displays some transference from the frontispiece illustration. Some pages exhibit moisture marks, which are more visible on the pages containing illustrations. There is some light handwriting in pencil on the front endpapers. A previous owner's inscription is present on the half-title pagedated 1887. Front free endpaper largely detached. The book measures approximately 5 1/4" x 8 1/4". Fore-edge untrimmed. ; 0 31450 
Price: 272.55 USD
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THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF TOBIAS SMOLLETT., Melville, Lewis
15 THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF TOBIAS SMOLLETT. Melville, Lewis
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1927 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; Orig. Cloth & bds, paper spine label, d/j, slipcase lacking back panel. Plates. Unopened. Small closed tear to tdj at rear spine fold 3/4" . ; 0 33746 
Price: 23.45 USD
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THE SEASONS; TO WHICH IS PREFIXED THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR, James Thomson
16 THE SEASONS; TO WHICH IS PREFIXED THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR James Thomson
John F Thomson 1810 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; xxviii, 228 pages; Bound in full contemporary calf leather. Rubbing and wear to extremities, scattered mostly light foxing. Contents Good. ; 0 31074 
Price: 23.45 USD
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V. R. LANG, POEMS & PLAYS WITH A MEMOIR BY ALISON LURIE [SIGNED BY LURIE], [Lang, V. R. ] Lurie, Alison, Memoir [Edward Gorey]
17 V. R. LANG, POEMS & PLAYS WITH A MEMOIR BY ALISON LURIE [SIGNED BY LURIE] [Lang, V. R. ] Lurie, Alison, Memoir [Edward Gorey]
N Y Random House 1975 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Flatsigned at top of first free blank. Faint aging to extreeme edges of DJ. Gorey #C16. "...Lang was vividly remembered by everyone whose life she touched." ; 0 35289 
Price: 56.35 USD
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