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The New Annual Register, or General Repository of History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1795 To Which is Prefixed the History of Knowledge, Learning, and Taste, To Which is Prefixed the History of Knowledge, Learning, and Taste, in Great in Great Britain, During the Reign of Charles the First

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, G. G. and J. Robinson: 1796

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 9920

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Full brown leather with decorative gilt bands on spine. Black rectangle on spine for title has chipped away. Book is square and binding seems secure though hinges may have been reinforced and must be suspect. With noted defects this is still a solid copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 258, 185, 304 pages; This volume is in three books. The first is the History of Knowledge, etc. ; the second is the Repository for 1795; and the last is Biographical information. View more info

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The Illustrated London News

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, William Little: 1856

Seller ID: 9997

Condition: Good+


Quarterbound leather with green pebbled cloth. Gilt titles and decoration on spine. Some edge, surface and corner wear, but square and securely bound. The front hinge has been reinforced and some endpapers may have been removed though the ffep is present and the pieces of paper that remain may have been part of the reinforcement. The repair is evident but unobtrusive. All issues of the newspaper are present and in good condition with light toning. Complete run of this ma... View more info

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The History of England from the Accession from King George the Third, to the Conclusion of Peace in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty-Three

By: Adolphus, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, T. Cadell and W. Davies: 1810

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 9269

Condition: Good


Full leather with gilt lettering and decorations on spine. Edge and corner wear with some scuffing of leather. Damage on spine with some loss top and bottom. Front and rear boards have been reinforced with rear free endpaper stuck to pastedown. Binding seems secure but may be fragile. Book is square and complete with publishers short catalogue on last two pages. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 513 pages; Volume Three only of this stated Third Edition. View more info

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The Universal Penman

By: Bickham, George

Price: $165.00

Publisher: New York City, Paul A. Struck: 1941

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 15885

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


4to 11" - 13" tall; 212 pages; These days people don't seem to worry too much about penmanship. After all, our computers produce any font we can dream of and as long as we can sign our names, we're good to go. Actually electronic signaturs make even that unnecessary . But in 1743, the world's comunication system and econly depended on legible penmanship and various styles were published and studied. George Bickham was an engraver,who as early as 1712 wrote copy books... View more info

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The History of England from the Death of George the Second to the Peace in 1783 Designated As a Continuation to Hume and Smollett

By: Cormick, C. M., LL.B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, C. Cooke: N.D.

Seller ID: 9881

Condition: Very Good-


Full leather with titles in gilt within red square on spine. Gilt decorative bands on spine. Book has some edge and corner wear with small scuffs on the leather. Some loss at top of spine. Book is square. Binding is secure but front appears to have been reglued at some point. Attractive copy. ; B&W Engravings; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 337 pages; This volume is not dated but appears to be late 18th century. Paper has chain lines. This is Volume II only. View more info

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The Office and Authority of Sheriffs: Gathered out of the Statutes, and Books of the Common Laws of This Kingdom

By: Dalton, Michael

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Assigns of Richard Atkins: 1682

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 9627

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


The leather has peeled back from the boards on the edges, but the binding is holding together. There is damage (insect? ) and staining to the endpapers and top corner of most of the book, but it lessens as you go through the book. Pages 195-198 are loose. The paper itself is in good condition with expected toning and some foxing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 564, index pages; In spite of the rough condition of the book, it is an interesting look at the legal system in En... View more info

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The Custom of the Sea

By: Hanson, Neil

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, John Wiley & Sons: 1999

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14688

ISBN: 0471383899

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book has only very light shelf wear and a minor corner bump. Jacket has some light edge and corner wear. Book deals with the sinking of the Mignonette, which resulted in a harrowing tale of survival and cannibalism. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 315 pages View more info

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The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688

By: Hume, David

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, M'Carty & Davis: 1840

Seller ID: 15458


Two volume set of Hume's History of England. This edition was published in America in 1840, though there is a second title page in each volume indicating an earlier publication by the same publiser (1832.) Both volumes are full leather with titles in gilt on spine with gilt lines as decorations. Both volumes have some edge, corner and surfae wear with damage and slight splitting at spine ends. Volume I has the ffep removed as well as all endpapers in rear. Both volumes h... View more info

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A Continuation of the Secret History of Whitehall From the Abdication of the Late K. James, in 1688 to the Year 1696.

By: Jones, D.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London, R. Baldwin: 1697

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9175

Condition: Good


Brown leather with impressed design. Five rolled bands on spine but no titles on cover or spine. Assumed 18th or 19th century binding. All front endpapers and prelims except title page are missing. One free endpaper in rear. All printed pages are present, including Preface. Some reglueing of front hinge seems to have taken place causing a bit of stiffness at front. This book is square and binding seems secure, though this copy could be rebound to good effect. If endpaper... View more info

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Curse of the Narrows

By: MacDonald, Laura M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Waalker & Company: 2005

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14696

ISBN: 0802714587

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket have only light shelf wear. Book has a remainder mark on bottom foredge. This is an account of a shipwreck followed by a natural disaster that destoyed much of Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1917. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 356 pages View more info

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Beyond Endurance: 300 Boats, 600 Miles, and One Deadly Storm

By: Mayers, Adam

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Mcclelland & Stewart: 2007

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14695

ISBN: 0771057555

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket have only very light shelf wear. The book is an account of the 1979 Fastnet yacht race that was hit by an unexpected storm. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 250 pages View more info

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Richard III

By: Ross, Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1981

Edition: First US Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11123

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Book is VG with slightly bumped corners and head and foot of spine. Dust jacket is just fair. It is intact but there are numerous small tears and chips as well as some wrinkles. ; English Monarchs; B & W ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 265 pages; One of a series of studies of English Monarchs under the editorship of Professor David C. Douglas, published by Eyre Methuen. View more info

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The History of the War with Russia Giving Full Details of the Operations of the Allied Armies

By: Tyrrell, Henry, Esq.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, The London Printing and Publishing Company (Limited): N.D.

Seller ID: 9979

Condition: Good


Quarterbound leather with brown marbled paper and deep brown leather. Wear on edges, corners and surface. About 1 1/2 inches missing from top of spine. Book is square and binding is secure though pulled at top of front hinge. ; B&W Steel Engravings + Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 380 pages; Volume II only. View more info

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The Pictorial History of England Being a History of the People as well as a History of the Kingdom

By: Various

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, R. and R. Chambers: 1856

Edition: New, Revised and Extended; First Printing

Seller ID: 11148

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Quarterbound brown leather with brown, penbbled leather over boards. Gilt titles on spine. Beautiful, brown marbled endpapers. Some edge, corner and surface wear, but overall a solid and attractive copy. ; B&W Wood Engravings; Maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 914 pages; Volume 3 only. View more info

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The Royal Navy and the Slavers : The Suppression of the Atlantic Slave Trade

By: Ward, W. E. F.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Pantheon Books: 1969

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10909

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Both book and jacket have only light shelf wear. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 248 pages; This was a Review Copy. Publisher's slip is laid in. It appears that this book was probably not read for review. View more info

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The Imperial Gazeteer of Scotland Or, Dictionary of Scottish Topography, Compiled from the Most Recent Authorities and Forming a Complete Body of Scottish Geography, Physical, Statistical, and Historical

By: Wilson, The Rev. John Marious (ed.)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, A. Fullarton & Co.: N.D.

Seller ID: 9971

Condition: Good


Half-bound dark leather with brown marbled paper. Some edge, surface and corner wear including scuffs. Book is square. Binding is secure but has been reglued at some time at both hinges so that there is some stiffness at the ends. One page, 231, is slightly pulled and frayed along the edge. ; Gordon--Zetland; Color Maps and B&W Engravings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 872 pages; Volume II only. This book has many attractive maps and illustrations. View more info