London. Pamphlet. Quarto sized pamphlet. Pen inscription from the right honorable Sir John Sinclair, Bart dated January 18, 1830 in pen to title page. He was a Scottish politician, an author on finance, and a baronet. Bottom front corner of cover and title page are no longer present. Chipping and wear to edges of all pages. Thread binding is loose with some pages present but detached. Some light staining to the right hand margin of the text, occasionally spills into text, but text by and large unaffected. 21 pages. General history. GENHIS02/012600. Very Good.
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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1899. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good dark green cloth covered baords with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor wear to spine ends and corners. Inscription to back of frontis page. Else is clean and bright. Last few pages are unopened. Tight binding. Index 330 pages. History. HIS608271. Very Good.
Henry C. Swords at the De Vinne Press, 1907. Hardcover. Limited to 1000 copies. 4to. Very good in brown cloth backed grey paper covered boards with gilt title to black tilte label on spine. Part of title label is missing leaving only "and Trade Centers" visitible. Bumping and rubbing to spine ends and corners. Minor damp staining to bottom edge of front board. Minor browning and foxing throughout. Includes engraved frontis. Index, 63 pages. History. HIS102141. Very Good.
Paris: Chez Barbou, 1771. Hardcover. Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627 – 1704) was a French bishop and theologian, renowned for his sermons and other Frenchaddresses. He has been considered by many to be one of the most brilliant orators of all time and a masterly French stylist. Court preacher to Louis XIV of France, Bossuet was a strong advocate of political absolutism and the divine right of kings. He argued that government was divinely ordained and that kings received sovereign power from God. He was also an important courtier and politician. The works best known to English speakers are three great orations delivered at the funerals of Queen Henrietta Maria, widow of Charles I of England (1669), of her daughter Henriette, Duchess of Orléans (1670), and of the outstanding military commander le Grand Condé (1687). His work Discours sur l'histoire universelle (Discourse on Universal History 1681) is regarded by many Catholics as an actualization or new version of the City of God of St. Augustine of Hippo. The first volume covers the subject from the beginning of the world until Charlemagne's Empire. Volume II continues the discourse from the year 800 of our Lord until 1700 [Wikipedia]. Bound in contemporary mottled brown leather with spine compartments with red spine labels and gilt decorations. Leather is rubbed, and bumped. Volume I has a one inch split to the top of the spine and a dark brown mark to front cover. Volume II has small chips at top of spine. Interior pages clean and bright with occasional spots. Very good condition. Measures 4 x 6.5 inches. Volume I:: 510 pages; Volume II:342 pages. FRENCHLANG/031121. Very Good.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1897. Hardcover. Volume V ONLY from the 30 Volume set of The Works of Carlyle. Centenary Edition. Very good in full dark blue leather with gilt and red title to spine. The word "Summerfield" has been titled in gilt to the front board. Six compartments to spine with elaborate gilt decoration. Minor rubbing to joints and light fading to spine. Full marbled edges and marbled end pages. Gilt and blind-stamped tooling to edges of boards. Clean, bright interior with frontispiece. Signed by previous owner with date of 1898. Beautiful binding. 255 pages. HIS/012909. Very Good.
Washington D.C. Brassey's, Inc., 2002. Hardcover. Mint in mint red and blue dust jacket with white title to front panel and to black spine panel. Like new. 295 pages. Includes section of notes for each chapter. Illustrated throughout with drawings and photos. Middle Eastern History. MID/8132. Fine in Fine Dust Jacket.
London: Geoge Kenning, 1890. Hardcover. Thin 8vo. FIRST EDITION. Light blue cloth covered boards with black title to the front board. Damp stain to bottom of front board. Wear to edges of boards and spine. Minor soiling to boards. Spine slightly darkened. Damp stains on end pages. Lacks front second free endpage. Some pencil notes throughout. A few splits to interior binding; however all pages remain tightly bound. Overall interior is clean, however there are a few smudge marks in margins which do not effect the text. Six pages of advertisements to rear. 77 pages. GENHIS/071907. Very Good.
New York: Paulist Press, (1995). Paper Boards. 8vo. Light blue paper covered boards with gilt title to spine. Light bumping to bottom outer corners of both boards. Pristine interior with bright text. Tight binding. Light blue and white illustrated dust jacket with red title to front and spine panels. Light edgewear and crease to rear panel. 374 pages. GEN/082004. Near Fine / Very Good+.
Providence: Sidney S. Rider, 1877. Paperback. SCARCE. Very good in original blue paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor chipping and fading to edges. Text is bright. Laid-paper interior is clean but lightly yellowed with age. Paper is slightly brittle. 41 pages. In wraps. Americana. AME/9043. Very Good.
London: Printed for T. Davies, R. Baldwin, T. Becket, T. Cadell, and T. Evans, 1774. Hardcover. The second edition, corrected. Full brown leather boards with maroon leather title labels and gilt titles to spines. Each volume in this set has been expertly rebacked with new leather to spines. The boards appear to be original. Heavy wear and chipping to edges of boards. One of the raised bands on volume I has been nearly chipped off. Scuffing and minor cracking to boards. The interiors are clean overall, though there are a few small spots of foxing. The book plate of James John and Sophia Holrond of White Hall to front pastedown of each volume. Two signatures are loose, but present in Volume II; the bindings of the remaining volumes are secure. 384 pages + index in Volume I; 410 pages + index in Volume II; 454 pages + index in Volume III; 410 pages + index in Volume IV. This set may require additional money for shipping. HIS/092607. Very Good.
New York: George Braziller, 1964. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good + in very good black, white and green illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Light soiling to rear panel as well as light wear to edges of dust jacket. 551 pages. General History. GEN1/5072. Very Good + in Very Good DJ.
New York: The Committee of Arrangements. Van Winkle and Wiley, 1814. Paperback. An interesting oration which hails the French royalists and condemns Napoleon. This was published soon after Napoleon's abdication. Original wrappers missing. Signed by previous owner, Mason Williams Esq on title page. Browning to edges of most pages and minor foxing throughout. Text is bright. 23 pages. AME/081408. Very Good.
Cambridge: Riverside Press, 1908. Hardcover. Large paper edition, #299 of 500 copies. Letter from Atlantic Monthly editor's office with compliments from Mr. Aldrich tipped in at front. Aldrich was editor of the Alantic Monthly. Very good in maroon cloth with title label on spine. Fading to spine and upper edge of both boards. Deckle edge pages. Previous owner's bookplate at on front endpaper. History. BIO1/7160. Very Good.