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ALLGEMEINES HISTORISCHES PORTRATWERK [COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES] Lbc, Seidlitz, Woldermar Von
1 ALLGEMEINES HISTORISCHES PORTRATWERK [COMPLETE IN 4 VOLUMES] Lbc Seidlitz, Woldermar Von
Munich Vlgs-Anst F Kunst- U Wissensch 1885 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; Folio ; Folio, contemp 1/2 morocco & cloth portfolio boxes. Sold with all faults. Portfolios are leather backed book safes which each hold several hundred sheets. C1300-1840 Statesmen, Generals, famous men and women etc. Volumes are worn with splits and some missing sides. 4 vols A-Z. Contents are generally clean and Very Good with some scattered foxing. Not collated. 16 x 14 x 12". Weight apr 45 pounds. ; 42 36341 
Price: 258.50 USD
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BIOGRAPHY OF HON. FERNANDO WOOD, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, Donald MacLeod
2 BIOGRAPHY OF HON. FERNANDO WOOD, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK Donald MacLeod
NY O. F. Parsons, Publisher 1856 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
335 pages plus adv pages; Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5". Fernando Wood (June 14, 1812 – February 14, 1881) was an American politician of the Democratic Party and the 73rd and 75th mayor of New York City; he also served as a United States Representative (1841–1843, 1863–1865, and 1867–1881) and as Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means in both the 45th and 46th Congress (1877–1881). A successful shipping merchant who became Grand Sachem of the political machine known as Tammany Hall, Wood first served in Congress in 1841. In 1854 he was elected Mayor of New York City. Reelected in 1860 after an electoral loss in 1857 by a narrow majority of 3,000 votes, Wood evinced support for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War, suggesting to the New York City Council that New York City secede from the Union and declare itself a free city in order to continue its profitable cotton trade with the Confederacy. Wood's Democratic machine was concerned with maintaining the revenues (which depended on Southern cotton) that fed the system of patronage. Following his service as mayor, Wood returned to the United States Congress. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia) Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark blue cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial designs. The book shows light shelfwear. The binding is sound. The volume has brown endpapers. The pages exhibit light foxing. The book lacks its frontispiece. Remarkably well preserved covers. ; 0 36459 
Price: 93.95 USD
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CONYERS READ, 1881-1959 SCHOLAR STUDENT PUBLIC SERVANT. PRINTED IN RED AND BLACK., Various
3 CONYERS READ, 1881-1959 SCHOLAR STUDENT PUBLIC SERVANT. PRINTED IN RED AND BLACK. Various
Mallette and Vivien Dean 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
C1963. Designed, printed and bound by Mallette and Vivien Dean. Ltd ed of 245. Orig jacket with 4" closed tear to panel bottom. Photo frontis. ; 0 36290 
Price: 46.95 USD
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EUGÈNE FROMENTIN. PEINTRE ET ÉCRIVAIN. OUVRAGE AUGMENTE D'UN VOYAGE EN ÉGYPTE ET D'AUTRES NOTES ET MORCEAUX INÉDITS DE FROMENTIN ET ILLUSTRÉ DE GRAVURES HORS TEXTE ET DANS LE TEXTE [LIMITED TO 100 COPIES], Fromentin Eugène / M. Louis Gonse
4 EUGÈNE FROMENTIN. PEINTRE ET ÉCRIVAIN. OUVRAGE AUGMENTE D'UN VOYAGE EN ÉGYPTE ET D'AUTRES NOTES ET MORCEAUX INÉDITS DE FROMENTIN ET ILLUSTRÉ DE GRAVURES HORS TEXTE ET DANS LE TEXTE [LIMITED TO 100 COPIES] Fromentin Eugène / M. Louis Gonse
1881 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 363 pages; Biography of Painter and Writer. French language. Numerous tissue covered plates. Exemplair 9 of 100 copies on Holland paper. Limited Edition hard cover. Lacking title page. Repaired with library tape [first and last leaves and rebacked with tape. ] not collated. ; 0 34507 
Price: 79.90 USD
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FRAY ANTONIO CAULIN: IDEOLOGIA E HISTORIA, Edgard Rodriguez Leal
5 FRAY ANTONIO CAULIN: IDEOLOGIA E HISTORIA Edgard Rodriguez Leal
Universidad Central DE Venezuela, Caracas Instituto De Antropologia E Historia, 1975 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 203 pages; Small tear at foot of spine, otherwsie clean and sound two parts in one voluem. ; 0 33473 
Price: 37.55 USD
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HENRY DUKE OF GRAFTON 1663-1690, Fitzroy, Almeric
6 HENRY DUKE OF GRAFTON 1663-1690 Fitzroy, Almeric
N Y Henry Holt, 1922 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 100 pages; DJ olive cloth, some library markings. Contents VG. ; 0 34169 
Price: 23.45 USD
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HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF PHILIP THE SECOND KING OF SPAIN [CT IN 3 VOLS], Prescott William H.
7 HISTORY OF THE REIGN OF PHILIP THE SECOND KING OF SPAIN [CT IN 3 VOLS] Prescott William H.
George Routledge and Sons 1855 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
frojntis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Contents generally clean and VG with some foxing to first blank and frontis page. Blue vloth with bright spines and generally nice. ; 8 34043 
Price: 112.75 USD
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J. RAMSAY MACDONALD (1923-1925) BY ICONOCLAST, Mary Agnes ] Hamilton (1884-1966). Iconoclast [Pseud. ]
8 J. RAMSAY MACDONALD (1923-1925) BY ICONOCLAST Mary Agnes ] Hamilton (1884-1966). Iconoclast [Pseud. ]
N Y Thomas Selttzer 1925 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photo frontis; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Blue cloth, paper spine label, fading to spine. A stalwart of the Labor Party. ; 2 34713 
Price: 46.95 USD
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LADY LOUISA STUART: SELECTIONS FROM HER MANUSCRIPTS, Home, James (Ed. )
9 LADY LOUISA STUART: SELECTIONS FROM HER MANUSCRIPTS Home, James (Ed. )
Harper & Brothers Publishers 1899 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 310, [2] pages; An account of her great grandfather, John, Duke of Argyll and his family. Green printed cloth, library markings, contents VG. ; 0 34170 
Price: 46.95 USD
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LETTERS OF WYNDHAM LEWIS 1ST EDITION, W K Rose
10 LETTERS OF WYNDHAM LEWIS 1ST EDITION W K Rose
New Directions [1963] First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xxviii, 579 pages; DJ with 8.50 price. DJ edges mildly rubbed, contents VG+. ; 0 33190 
Price: 23.45 USD
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LEWIS CARROLL, Walter De La Mare
11 LEWIS CARROLL Walter De La Mare
London Faber & Faber, 1932 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
225x145mm. Interesting bio of the creator "of Alice". ; 0 33191 
Price: 23.45 USD
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LIONS AND SHADOWS: AN EDUCATION IN THE TWENTIES, Christopher Isherwood
12 LIONS AND SHADOWS: AN EDUCATION IN THE TWENTIES Christopher Isherwood
London Leonard & Virginia Woolf At the Hogarth Press 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 312 pages; Some chipping to jacket with paper loss to L of lions on the crown. Fictionalized autobiography. Bright appearing. ; 0 33188 
Price: 305.45 USD
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MEMOIR OF THOMAS BEWICK WRITTEN BY HIMSELF 1822 - 1828, Thomas Bewick ; Introduction by Selwyn Image
13 MEMOIR OF THOMAS BEWICK WRITTEN BY HIMSELF 1822 - 1828 Thomas Bewick ; Introduction by Selwyn Image
John Lane, the Bodley Head 1924 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
9"; 61 ILLUSTRATIONS by BEWICK. Large octavo, original cloth, gift inscription on end paper, very good, in dust wrapper with scrape to spine. ; 3 34768 
Price: 46.95 USD
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MEMORIAS DEL PRESBITERO JOSE ANTONIO DE TORRES... BY JOSE ANTONIO DE TORRES Y PENA MEMORIAS DEL PRESBI TERO JOSE ANTONIO DE TORRES Y PENA, Guillermo Hernandez De Alba
14 MEMORIAS DEL PRESBITERO JOSE ANTONIO DE TORRES... BY JOSE ANTONIO DE TORRES Y PENA MEMORIAS DEL PRESBI TERO JOSE ANTONIO DE TORRES Y PENA Guillermo Hernandez De Alba
Bogota, Columbia Editorial Kelly, 1960 Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 217 [5] [1] pages; Top of book waved, covers frayed at edges, contents VG and unopened. ; 0 33821 
Price: 46.95 USD
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MEN AND THINGS OF MY TIME, The Marquis De Castellane
15 MEN AND THINGS OF MY TIME The Marquis De Castellane
Chicago A. C. McClurg & Co. 1912 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 14 portraits . Book sound but shelf worn, Contents G+. ; 0 34196 
Price: 23.45 USD
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MR. SAMUEL MACINTIRE, CARVER, THE ARCHITECT OF SALEM, Kimball, Fiske.
16 MR. SAMUEL MACINTIRE, CARVER, THE ARCHITECT OF SALEM Kimball, Fiske.
Portland Southworth-Anthoensen Press 1940 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 9 x 12". One of 675 copies. Orig. Cloth, spine gilt. Frontis. Portrait, photo plates, plans. Book plate of Boies Penrose II. Presentation copy, inscribed to Boies Penrose & signed by author Fiske Kimball on 1/2 title. ; Signed by Author; 0 33203 
Price: 281.95 USD
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OLD PORTRAITS AND MODERN SKETCHES, Whittier, John Greenleaf
17 OLD PORTRAITS AND MODERN SKETCHES Whittier, John Greenleaf
Boston Ticknor, Reed and Fields 1850 078129973X / 9780781299732 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Various brief biograhies- John Bunyan, Thomas Ellwood, James Nalor, etc. Publisher's original cloth, light fraying at base of spine, contnets generally VG+. ; 0 32785 
Price: 23.45 USD
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Reminiscences Of Juniata College (quarter Century 1876-1901) [presentation Copy], Sort Again by...[Printer-Friendly Version]remove [ # 1, 2, 3]translatenext Book On This Page Previous Book On This Page Bottom Of The Page Top Of The Pageemmert, David
18 Reminiscences Of Juniata College (quarter Century 1876-1901) [presentation Copy] Sort Again by...[Printer-Friendly Version]remove [ # 1, 2, 3]translatenext Book On This Page Previous Book On This Page Bottom Of The Page Top Of The Pageemmert, David
Emmert, David 1901 First Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; "Presented by the author to the General School Library" who, lacking in graciousness, deaccessioned it. Blue, black and silver cloth. Two pieces of black tape at crown and foot of spine. Many photos ; 0 37838 
Price: 32.90 USD
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SAVIO, EL ARGENTINO QUE FORJO EL ACERO, Raul Larra
19 SAVIO, EL ARGENTINO QUE FORJO EL ACERO Raul Larra
Buenos Aires Ediciones Anfora, 1980 Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
185 [2] pages; Savio, Manuel Nicolas, -- 1892-1948. Argentina. -- Ejercito -- Biography. Generals -- Paper covered . Spanish text. ; 0 36423 
Price: 46.95 USD
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THE LIFE OF CHARLES LEVER. [2 VOLUMES COMPLETE] EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED, W. J. Fitzpatrick
20 THE LIFE OF CHARLES LEVER. [2 VOLUMES COMPLETE] EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED W. J. Fitzpatrick
London Chapman and Hall 1879 Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xvi + 344; viii + 440 pages; Full bound in green morocco leather. Spine with 5 ribs and embellished in gilt, sunned brown. Top edge gilt. Eps black silk with gilt decorated denteles on turn in as always. Contents solid, crisp, clean and bright. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with numerous [approximately 100], plates lightly numbered in pencil on back. ; 8 34458 
Price: 375.01 USD
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