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APHORISMS, OPINIONS, AND REFLECTIONS OF THE LATE DR PARR WITH A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE, Parr, Samuel
1 APHORISMS, OPINIONS, AND REFLECTIONS OF THE LATE DR PARR WITH A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE Parr, Samuel
London Pinted for J. Andrews 1826 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
frontis; Paper covred boards with greencloth spine and paper spine label. Label chipped and stained. (16.5 cm. Tall) , xi, [1], 192 pp. Apr 4 x 6.5". 36393 
Price: 56.40 USD
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LIFE AND LETTERS OF JOHN ARTHUR ROEBUCK WITH CHAPTERS OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY, Leader, Robert E. (Ed. )
2 LIFE AND LETTERS OF JOHN ARTHUR ROEBUCK WITH CHAPTERS OF AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY Leader, Robert E. (Ed. )
London Edward Arnold, 1897 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
BIOGRAPHY; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; viii, 392 pages; Bound in publisher's brown cloth. With scattered usually mild water staining to lower half, mainly apparent on blank side. Covers with soiling- see picture. Contents unopened [pages not cut apart], with mild toning to first few front and back leaves. Generally VG and sound with hinges intact. 2 plates. 33014 
Price: 328.95 USD
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MEMOIRES HISTORIQUES ET ANECDOTIQUES. [CT IN 6 VOLS], Richelieu, (Armand Jean Du Plessis) , Duc De
3 MEMOIRES HISTORIQUES ET ANECDOTIQUES. [CT IN 6 VOLS] Richelieu, (Armand Jean Du Plessis) , Duc De
Paris Mame Et Delaunay-Valle 1829 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
French Language; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xii, 392 & 414 & 418 & 422 & 431 & 432. pages; Autobiography, memoirs, French Language text. 1/2 Green calf, marbled bds. , edges & endpapers, blind & gilt spines, maroon morocco leather spine labels; spines faded to brown, head of spine of vol. 5 chipped & starting to pull away. Moderate foxing to titles, other intermittent moderate to occasionally heavy foxing. Lacking front free endpapers. 32227 
Price: 183.30 USD
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PERFUME FROM PROVENCE, Fortescue, Lady
4 PERFUME FROM PROVENCE Fortescue, Lady
Houghton Mifflin Co 1938 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages; Garden with flowers, sunshine and laughter. A fine book in a fine cover ensconced in Brodart. 34173 
Price: 70.45 USD
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PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF EMINENT MEN. [CT 3 VOLS], Redding, Cyrus, 1785-1870
5 PERSONAL REMINISCENCES OF EMINENT MEN. [CT 3 VOLS] Redding, Cyrus, 1785-1870
London Saunders, Otley 1867 Thank you very much for your Ebay purchase. We hav Good with no dust jacket 
OCoLC) 609190714 . 3 volumes ; 21 cm. Covers are detached. 32 memoirs including Leigh Hunt. 3/4 calf leather voer marbled boards with matching eps. About 1000pp. 5" x 7.5". ; 5 36301 
Price: 46.95 USD
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T. E. Lawrence To His Biographer, Liddell Hart: Nd T. E. Lawrence To His Biographer, Liddell Hart. Information About Himself, In The Form Of Letters, Notes, Answers To Questions And Conversations (limited,signed Edition Ct In 2 Volumes), T. E. Lawrence, Robert Graves, Liddell Hart
6 T. E. Lawrence To His Biographer, Liddell Hart: Nd T. E. Lawrence To His Biographer, Liddell Hart. Information About Himself, In The Form Of Letters, Notes, Answers To Questions And Conversations (limited,signed Edition Ct In 2 Volumes) T. E. Lawrence, Robert Graves, Liddell Hart
NY Doubleday, Doran & Company,inc 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
233 pages; Limited edition of 1000, un-numbered. Siged on limitation page by Liddell Hart in one and Ribert Graves in the other volume. Two single out of series volumes. Lightly sunned spine and toned end papers. Text clean and bright throughout. ; Signed by Author 37670 
Price: 338.40 USD
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THE DIARY OF ISAIAH THOMAS 1805-1828 [2 VOLS CT], Isaiah Thomas
7 THE DIARY OF ISAIAH THOMAS 1805-1828 [2 VOLS CT] Isaiah Thomas
Worcester Published By the Society 1909 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; royal 8 vo; 414: 381 pages; Publisher's brown cloth with paper labels, contents clean and bright, portrait frontis. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society, Vols. IX-X 32402 
Price: 32.85 USD
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