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  • Warren Gamaliel Harding/ President of the United States: A Review of Facts Collected from Anthropological, Historical, and Political Researches

    By Warren Gamaliel Harding

    Our Price: $3,000.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111111553
    • Publisher: The Sentinal Press (sic) [The Sentinel Press]
    • Published: 1922
    [Wooster, OH?]. [1922]. 8vo. 1st (and only) edition. Original cloth. Minor wear to cloth, but clean and tight. According to Adams in The Life and Times of Warren Gamaliel Harding, nearly all the copies of the book were rounded up and destroyed by government agents: ' “Early in 1922 there appeared and vanished one of the most sensational books in our political history. The Government snuffed it out of existence. It purported to show that the President of the United States was part Negro.” VG.
  • Prescott's Works

    By William H. Prescott

    Our Price: $900.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112436846
    • Publisher: J. B. Lippoincott & Co.
    • Published: 1868
    15 Volumes. 8vo. Half leather. Some toning to leaves. Bookplate at front pastedowns; previous owner's name inked to front blank. Wear to head of a few spines; some wear to fore-corners of boards. VG. THE SET:
  • Historical Researches on the Wars and Sports of the Mongols and Romans

    By John Ranking

    Our Price: $600.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111911108
    • Publisher: Printed for the author and sold by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green
    • Published: 1826
    4to. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by the author on title page. With folding map and ten plates. In half morocco over brown cloth, rubbed at extremities and a bit scuffed along spine. Light foxing to leaves, primarily affecting first and last pages, along with some toning and offsetting opposite plates. Map worn along edges; closed tear and small abrasion close to gutter, tape-repaired on verso. VG.
  • Articuli Diaetales Anni M.DCC.LI. [1751]

    By Maria Theresia

    Our Price: $450.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • ISBN-13: 9789110174481
    • Publisher: n.p.
    • Published: 1751
    [Posonii?]. [1751]. 4to. A2 - K2, final leaf unsigned. 45, [1] pp. SIGNED by Empress Maria Theresa (as 'Maria Theresia') to final leaf of text, as well as by Comes Leopoldus de Nadasd and Carolus Nedzdy de Eadem. String-bound without covers. Light soiling to leaves throughout. VG.
  • The World Crisis

    By Winston S. Churchill

    Our Price: $400.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299233973
    • Publisher: The Easton Press
    • Published: 1991
    6 volumes. (1991). Full leather. A.e.g. Slight fading to spines. NF. THE SET:
  • Science and Civilisation In China, Volume 6 : Biology and Biological Technology, Part 1 : Botany

    By Joseph Needham

    Our Price: $371.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521087315
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UP
    • Published: March 1986
    Part I: Botany. This volume only
  • Science and Civilisation in China, Volume 5: Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Part I: Paper and Printing

    By Joseph Needham

    Our Price: $355.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521086905
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: July 1985
    Part one of the fifth volume of Joseph Needham's great enterprise is written by one of the project's collaborators. Professor Tsien Tsuen-Hsuin, working in regular consultation with Dr Needham, has written the most comprehensive account of every aspect of paper and printing in China to be published in the West. From a close study of the vast mass of source material, Professor Tsien brings order and illumination to an area of technology which has been of profound importance in the spread of civilisation. The main body of the book is a detailed study of the invention, technology and aesthetic development of printing in China. From the growth and ultimate refinements of early woodcut printing to the spread of printing from movable type and the development of book-binding, Professor Tsien carries the story forward to the beginning of the nineteenth century when 'more printed pages existed in Chinese than in all other languages put together'.
  • Diary of Samuel Pepys

    By Samuel Pepys

    Our Price: $300.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111948692
    • Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
    • Published: 1918
    9 volumes. 8vo. Dark blue half-morocco. Top edge gilt. Slight fading to spines. Light wear to binding, with shallow chipping to heads of spines of some volumes. Christmas card (dated 1924) affixed to front paste-down of vol. 1. Frontis in vol. 1 present but detached. VG. THE SET:
  • Sketches Of The History Of The Austrian Netherlands: With Remarks On The Constitution, Commerce, Arts, And General State Of These Provinces

    By James Shaw

    Our Price: $300.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111812443
    • Publisher: G. G. And J. Robinson
    • Published: 1786
    8vo. 1st edition. With half-title. Half calf, 'Bound by J. Edmond Aberdeen' so stated by ticket at front pastedown. Bookplate of the Earl of Kintore. Uneven darkening to spine where finish scraped and leather treated with book oil. A little rubbing to spine ends and edges of boards. Some toning, light foxing to leaves. VG.
  • Christofel Colonus [Spine title]: A bound volume of mounted engravings related to Christopher Columbus

    By Christopher Columbus

    Our Price: $275.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111810067
    • Publisher: n.p.
    • Published: Various
    4to. Bound volume containing 45, primarily 19th-century, mounted engravings relating to Christopher Columbus, interspersed with a later edition of Sir Arthur Helps' Life of Columbus, its leaves mounted in frame and comprising the final 262 pages (followed by binders blanks). Bound in full white cloth, titled 'Christofel Colonus' in black to spine. Closed tears to many of the text leaves. VG.
  • Shades of Mao: The Posthumous Cult of The Great Leader

    By Geremie R. Barme

    Our Price: $170.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781563246784
    • Publisher: M.E. SHARPE
    • Published: February 1996
    (1996). 8vo. 1st edition. Minor bumping to cloth. VG/--.
  • An Universal History, from the Earliest Account of Time Vol. IV

    By Various Authors

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112248388
    • Publisher: NP
    • Published: 1747
    8vo. Full calf. With foldout map of Jerusalem. Slight lean to binding and splaying to boards. Considerable wear to joints; starting at joints. Gentle bumping, some wear, chipping and rubbing to extremities, with darkening to spine. Creasing to f.f.e.p. Glue burn to pastdowns. Occasional foxing to leaves. VG.
  • Belgique, France, Grande Bretagne Et Irland

    By Lois Dabbadie

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781499108194
    • Publisher: GENERAL PRINTING & STATIONERY
    • Published: 1919
    8vo. LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION, one of 50 copies. Warmly INSCRIBED by the author to Mauritian poet Leoville L'Homme. Text in French. Original wrappers bound in half morocco over marbled boards. Spine rubbed with soiling and a little bowing to boards; a little chipping to extremities. Darkened leaves. VG.
  • Folk-Lore from the Cape Verde Islands (2 volumes)

    By Elsie Clews Parsons

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111213875
    • Publisher: The American Folk-Lore Society
    • Published: 1923
    8vo. 2 volumes. 1st edition. T.e.g. Minor chipping and wear to cloth joints, corners and spine ends. Rubbing to gilt on spines. Hinges slightly over-opened. Minor bumping to fore-edge of leaves. VG/--. THE SET:
  • L'Heroe, Overo Scipione Africano, Il Maggiore, Parte Seconda

    By Gaudentio Brunacci

    Our Price: $150.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • ISBN-13: 9781499533606
    • Publisher: GIO: PIETRO BRIGONCI
    Part II Only. 12mo. 2nd edition. [8], 424: (stub after the 'Illustrissimo', with a hanging catchword). Full-vellum wrappers. Soiling to vellum, with minor chipping at edges. 1' split at upper spine end. Early ink notes to endpapers. Moisture stain to front matter, ending abruptly after the 'Illustrissimo'. Soiling to page edges. VG.

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