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Image for ...<b> A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters </b><br>

... A View of Society and Manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany: With Anecdotes Relating to Some Eminent Characters

By: [18th Century Travel] Moore, John

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Boston:, Printed at the Apollo Press by Belknap and Young, for David West,, 1792

Edition: First American Edition.


This book relates, via series of letters, Moore's observations of his travels with the Duke of Hamilton through France, Switzerland, Germany, Bohemia and Austria. During these travels, Moore met with several eminent figures, including Frederick the Great and Voltaire. This volume and his subsequent volume of travels in Italy were immensely popular.Bound in full leather, with red leather spine label and gilt lettering to the spine. The text is adorned with an engraved ... View more info

Image for ...<b> Moliere Comedies </b><br>

... Moliere Comedies

By: Translation of Donald M. Frame

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, The Franklin Library,, 1985<br>


Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. This edition contains: The School for Husbands; The School for Wives; The Misanthrope; The Imaginary Invalid; The Would-Be Gentleman; The Miser; and Taruffe or, The Impostor. He wrote in the 17th century.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Leatherette. View more info

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... The Confessions of Saint Augustine

By: Translation of Edward Bouverie Pusey

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, The Franklin Library,, 1982.<br>


Confessions is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between AD 397 and 400. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titlesThe work outlines St. Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written... View more info

Image for ...<b> The World Encompassed And Analogous Contemporary Documents Concerning Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation Of The World with an Appreciation of Achievement by Sir Richard Carnac Temple. </b>

... The World Encompassed And Analogous Contemporary Documents Concerning Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation Of The World with an Appreciation of Achievement by Sir Richard Carnac Temple.

By: Temple, Sir Richard Carnac

Price: $180.00

Publisher: London:, Argonaut Press,, 1926.

Edition: Limited Edition. Number 801 of 975 copies printed on 'Japan vellum' by Walter Lewis.


Limited Edition. Number 801 of 975 copies printed on 'Japan vellum' by Walter Lewis. This book is the first title published by the Argonaut Press. ---- The text begins with an appreciation of Drake's achievement, a narrative of his expeditions. Then there are documents, notes, testimonies and anecdotes analogous to Drake's circumnavigation. Richard Carnac Temple was the British Chief Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as well as an anthropological writer.... View more info

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...A New Map of England, Scotland and Ireland.

By: Tindal, Nicholas

Price: $160.00

Publisher: London:, Not Specified,, c1745


Map of the United Kingdom from "The Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England: From the Revolution to the Present Times" by Nicholas Tindal (a translation of Rapin-Thoyras's "Histoire d'Angleterre"). The map offers a view of the England, Wales, Ireland and most of Scotland and is entitled "A New Map of England, Scotland and Ireland," with the caption "Rapin Folio Vol. I p. 162" in the lower right corner.Fold not prominently noticeable. Wear to bottom edge of m... View more info

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...Candide or Optimism.

By: VOLAIRE

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut:, Heritage Press,, [no date c 1950].


Giftable. Book is unread without flaw, slipcase has minimal handling. Sandglass collector notes included. Translation: Richard Aldington, Introduction: Paul Morland. View more info

Image for ...<b>Philosophaster: With an English Translation of the Same Together With His Other Minor Writings in Prose & Verse.</b>

...Philosophaster: With an English Translation of the Same Together With His Other Minor Writings in Prose & Verse.

By: Burton, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: CA:, Stanford University Press,, 1931.

Edition: First Edition, thus.


Translation, introduction and notes by Paul Jordan-Smith. Latin text with English translation on facing pages. Includes 'Poemata' and Burton's 'Will'. -Blue cloth with gilt titles. Front is decorated. Top edge smooth with faint blue stain Others rough. Bindings square and tight. Text clean. Light handling wear, some hand soil. Robert Burton (scholar) (1577-1640), English scholar and vicar, was an English scholar at Oxford University, best known for th... View more info

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...The 19th Book Tesoro De Poveri.

By: Rosenwald, Lessing

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Library of Congress,, 1961.


A comparison of three versions of perhaps the oldest recommended reading list, printed in Florence in 1494, includes original texts, translations, appendices and notes. Tan cloth binding with brown titles, clean and tight. 10 inches tall, 123 pages. View more info

Image for ...<b>The Arden Shakespeare: King Richard II  </b>

...The Arden Shakespeare: King Richard II

By: Shakespeare, William; Ure, Peter – Editor

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts:, Harvard University Press,, 1956.


Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Minimal handling wear. Dust jacket light toning, no flaws. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. The Arden Shakespeare is a long-running series of scholarly editions of the works of William Shakespeare. It presents fully edited modern-spelling editions of the plays and poems, with lengthy introductions and full commentaries. View more info

Image for ...<b>The Italian Novelists. Now First Translated Into English. Choicely Illustrated By E. R. Hughes. in Seven Volumes [Complete]</b>

...The Italian Novelists. Now First Translated Into English. Choicely Illustrated By E. R. Hughes. in Seven Volumes [Complete]

By: Waters, W. G. (Trans.).

Price: $395.00

Publisher: London:, Privately Printed for Members of the Society of Bibliophiles,, 1901

Edition: Copy 'H' of 26 lettered copies, the St. Mark's Edition, printed on Japanese Vellum paper.


Original red half morocco and marbled boards, Spines titles/decorated in gilt, All edges gilt. ---- Includes "The Facetious Nights of Straporola" and "The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni". I: 'The Facetious Nights of Straporola' xii, 402 pages. II: 'The Facetious Nights of Straporola' (376 pages. III: 'The Facetious Nights of Straparola' 404 pages. IV: 'The Facetious Nights of Straparola' 318 pages. V: 'The Pecorone of Ser Giovanni' xi, 278 pages. VI: 'The Pecorone of... View more info

Image for ...<b>The Works of William Shakespeare. Volumes 1 - 4 [of 8]</b>

...The Works of William Shakespeare. Volumes 1 - 4 [of 8]

By: [Shakespeare] Henry Irving & Frank A. Marshall - Editors

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London:, Blackie and Son,, 1888.


Dark brown cloth covered boards. Beveled edges. Stamped gilt spine titles, Bright intricate front decoration, And facsimile signature. Top edge gilt. Light handling wear. Some bump/push to corners and spine tips. Minor handling wear. Bindings generally firm Some hinges open but solid. Text clean, two column Introductions and notes full page. Hint of toning. Previous owners name in each on first blank page. Volume 1 has a long gift inscription. 9.75 inches t... View more info

Image for ...<b>Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville  </b><br>

...Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville

By: Higgins, Iain Macleod

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, University of Pennsylvania Press,, 1997.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.<br>


A study of how Mandeville's Travels came to appear in its various versions, explaining how it went through a series of transformations as it reached new audiences in order to serve as both a response to previous writings about the East and an important voice in the medieval conversation about the nature and limits of the world.Sir John Mandeville is the supposed author of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, a travel memoir which first circulated between 1357 and 1371.... View more info

Image for ..<b> Noticias De Nutka: An Account of Nootka Sound in 1792 </b><br>

.. Noticias De Nutka: An Account of Nootka Sound in 1792

By: [18th Century California; Botany] Mozino, Jose Mariano

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Seattle and London:, University of Washington Press,, 1970


The author was official botanist on the voyage of Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra to 'the limits to the north of California' in 1792. Illustrated with plates that appeared in the original. Includes notes, appendices, bibliography, and index. 142 pg.Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Appears to be a new book except for being on a shelf since 1970. Dust jacket has a few nicks. View more info

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A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

By: Mr. Yorick [Sterne, Lawrence]

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London:, Thomas Tegg,, 1809

Edition: Early, "New" Edition. 1st Edition Thus with Rowlandson plates.


A lively travel narrative and one of the premier examples of early "stream-of-consciousness" technique . Laurence Sterne (1713 – 1768) was an Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He wrote the novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, and also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics.In 1762 in an effort to find a climate that would improve h... View more info

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Letters of John and Abigail Adams 1762 to 1826

By: Adams and Abigail Adams, John. With a forward and introduction by William J. Bennett.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA:, Westvaco,, 2001.

Edition: Limited Edition.


The 44th volume in the Westvaco Christmas series. 8vo; 133 pages followed by publisher information. Illustrated. Originally published in 1875. Illustrated with eleven colored plates as "a brief pictorial history of the design of our flag from 1775 to the present" and portraits of the Adams. Fine in 1/4 dark red cloth and printed paper covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with decorated end sheets. Without a dust jacket as issu... View more info