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1 Borlase, George, editor. Cantabrigienses graduati sive catalogus: exhibens nomina eorum, quos, ab anno 1659, usque ad annum 1800, gradu quocunque ornavit, Academia Cantabrigiensis, e libris subscriptionum desumptus, atque ordine alphabetico compositus.
Cantabrigiae: typis academicis exudebat J. Burges, veneunt apud J. Deighton, Cantabrigiae; T. Payne, T. Cadell, J. White, et W. H. Lunn, Londini, 1800. 
Quarto. [4],480 pages. With the half-title present. In a contemporary half calf binding over marbled boards, rebacked. From the library of David Elisha Davy, with his bookplate. With manuscript annotations of David Elisha Davy (1769-1851), botanist and Suffolk Antiquary. B.A. Pembroke Hall, Cambridge, 1790. An excellent association copy. 
Price: 700.00 USD
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Institutiones Linguæ Græcæ, olim quidem scriptæ à N. Clenardo., Clenardus, Nicolas.
2 Clenardus, Nicolas. Institutiones Linguæ Græcæ, olim quidem scriptæ à N. Clenardo.
Amsterdam: Apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios, 1660. 
Octavo. [iv]ff., 413 pages. Title-page in red and black. Printer's device on title-page. Contemporary mottled calf, spine richly gilt. Double gilt fillet borders. From the library of Harold B. Copinger, with his bookplate. Copinger was the author of "The Elzevier press; a handlist of the productions of the Elzevier presses at Leyden, Amsterdam, the Hague and Utrecht: with references to Willems, Berghman, Rahir and other bibliographers." Willems 1255; Rahir 1287; Berghman 699. An excellent association copy. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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3 De Castro y Barbeito. Benito Francisco. Diccionario Historico-Portatil de las Órdenes Religiosas y Militares, y de las Congregaciones Regulares y Seculares, que han existido en varias partes del Mundo hasta el Dia de hoy .
Madrid: En la Imprenta de Don Blas Román, 1792-1793 
Octavo. Two volumes. I: [ii], [iv], CLXXXVIII, 260pp.; II: [iv]. 534, [ii]pp. Contemporary Spanish mottled calf with William Stirling's arms, later Sir William Stirling-Maxwell, the well-known Spanish art historian, embossed on the upper cover, and the map of Spain on the lower cover. Bindings a little rubbed. All edges marbled red. With the bookplate of William Stirling on the front pastedown. Palau 48877. With notes on the margins and a full-page of notes at the end in his hand. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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4 Foster, Edward. The principles and practice of midwifery: in which are comprized and methodically arranged under the four general heads of generation, gestation, delivery, and recovery, all the anatomical facts physiological reasonings, pathological observations, and practical precepts, necessary to constitute the fullest and most complete system of midwifery.
London: Printed for R. Baldwin, no. 47, Paternoster-Row, 1781. 
Octavo. [xi], 316pp. []2, a4, B8-U8, X6. With the half-title present. First edition. Quarter burgundy calf over marbled boards by Henderson & Bisset. With the bookplate of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, given by Sir Alexander Russell Simpson in memory of Sir James Young Simpson. ESTC T139918. 
Price: 6000.00 USD
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Le dictionnaire des Halles, ou Extrait de l'Academie françoise., Furetiere, Antoine, attributed to.
5 Furetiere, Antoine, attributed to. Le dictionnaire des Halles, ou Extrait de l'Academie françoise.
A Bruxelles: Chez Franc¸ois Foppens, 1696. 
Octavo. [x], 228 pages. Globe title vignette. Fictitious imprint; printed in Paris. Nineteenth-century red morocco, rebacked earlier. From the library of René-Charles Guilbert de Pixérécourt, French dramatist, with his bookplate. A very fine copy internally. 
Price: 2400.00 USD
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Lexicon Technicum: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences: Explaining not only the Terms of Art, but the Arts Themselves., Harris, John.
6 Harris, John. Lexicon Technicum: Or, An Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences: Explaining not only the Terms of Art, but the Arts Themselves.
London: For D. Brown, T. Goodwin, J. Walthoe, T. Newborough, J. Nicholson, T. Benskin, B. Tooke, D.Midwinter, T. Leigh & F. Coggan, 1704-1710. 
Folio. Two volumes. Unpaginated. I: [926]pp.; II: [626], 44, [10], 120, [62]pp. I: []1, a4-b24, c1, B4-Z4, Aa4-Hh4, aaa4-Zzz4, 5A4-5Z4, 6A4-6Z4, 7A4-7N4, 7O4; II: [a] 2, b4, *2- ***2, B4, C1, a2-t2, C2, D4-P4, Q2, Aaa4-Ooo4, Ppp2, Qqq4-Sss4, Ttt2, *Vvv2, Uuu4-Xxx4, Yyy2, 5A4-5Z4, 7A4-7G4, 7H2, A2-N4, O1, A2-Z2, Aa2-Bb2, C2-D2, Ee2-Gg2, C1, D2, a2-m2, n1. First edition. Printed in double columns. Contemporary Cambridge panel-style bindings, rebacked and repaired. With an engraved portrait by G.White after R. White in first state (Aetat Suae 37) and 7 plates (some folding) in volume I, and 7 engraved plates (some folding) in volume II. Sion College Library copy. Volume I with the inscription of Richard Roderick, one of the original subscribers, on the front pastedown. It reads: "Bibliotheca Sionensi D. D. Rich. Roderick. S. TP. Sti Mich: Bassishaw Lond. Rector 1706" With the Stamp of Sion College on the verso of the title-pages of both volumes. Richard Roderick was also President of Sion College. Volume II has bookplate of Edward Waple, Vicar of St. Sepulchre Church, London, dated 1712, also associated with Sion College. Overall, a very good copy with excellent provenance. 
Price: 9000.00 USD
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7 Hovey, Richard. Along the Trail.
Boston: Small, Maynard and Company, 1899. 
Octavo. xii, 115pp. Second edition. Decorated brown cloth in gilt by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, with his initials, B G, on the upper cover. George Sterling's copy, with his bookplate designed by Herman Scheffauer. Sterling's ownership inscription in pencil; and presentation to E. N. Hyatt in ink. Scheffauer was an American poet of German origin who was part of a Bohemian group of poets which included Sterling. Known for his pro-German views, he was indicted by the US Government. George Stirling was pretty much the leading figure of the San Francisco Bohemian and decadent poets. With Paul Elder and Morgan Shepard's California bookplate pasted on the rear endpaper. Morgan Shepherd, another writer, had gone into business with Paul Elder, the publisher, in the very early twentieth century. This bookplate most likely dates from this era. An amazing association copy. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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8 Kant, Immanuel [GEORGE BELLAS GREENOUGH'S COPY - FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY AND FOUNDER AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON]. Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht abgefaßt.
Königsberg: Friedrich Nicolovius, 1800. 
Octavo. XIV, [ii], 332pp. Second edition. Original boards. From the library of George Bellas Greenough, fellow of the Royal Society and founder and first president of the Geological Society of London. Warda 198; Adickes 98. With three slips in Greenough's hand on Kant interspersed in pages 86, 128, and 302. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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9 Keese, John, editor. The Poet's Gift: Illustrated by one of Her Painters.
Boston [New York]: Published by S. Colman, 1845. 
Octavo. 320pp. First edition. Red cloth, triple fillet border. The three muses dancing stamped in gilt on the upper cover and in blind on the lower cover. All edges gilt. Spine gilt. From the library of George G. Booth, with his Cranbrook bookplate. George Booth is best remembered as the father of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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10 Lobeira, Vasco [translated by Robert Southey]. [SOUTHEY'S & A.E. HOUSMAN'S COPY - WITH CORRECTIONS IN SOUTHEY'S HAND & MARKS IN HOUSMAN'S HAND]. Amadis of Gaul.
London: For T.N. Longman and O. Rees, Pater-Noster-Row, 1803. 
Duodecimo. Four volumes. I: [vi], xxxvi, 288, [viii]pp.; II: [iv], 371, [i], [viii]pp.; III: [iv], 336, [viii]pp.; IV: [iv], 336, [xii]pp. First edition. Without the half-titles. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. From A.E. Housman's library. With manuscript notes by Southey and Housman. According to the previous owner's notes, purchased from Blackwell's on October 17, 1936. Southey was the translator of this work. Translated from the Spanish version of Garciordonez de Montalvo. Southey's Notes: Volume I: none found; Volume II: p. 1, p. 115, p. 211, p. 229, p. 230, p. 291, p. 339, p. 340; Volume III: p. 17, p. 79; Volume IV: p. 313 (?). There are also notes by Housman. I contacted Blackwell's; they informed me that their archives were deposited at Merton College. To date, I have not heard from Merton College with any additional information. John Sparrow was apparently involved in the transaction that saw the purchase of Housman's books by Blackwell's. The previous owner of the set (this set has been in my collection for well over twenty years) had purchased these books from Blackwell's on October 17, 1936. It has some manuscript notes by Southey (in his very distinctive small hand in red ink) as well as other marks or notes in pencil, which I presume (correctly, I think) are by Housman (William White's article in PMLA, 1943, 'A Note on some Housman marginalia,' indicates how Housman marked his books, and the Amadis is no exception). The set has the small B.H. Blackwell Ltd. Booksellers ticket on the front pastedown of volume one and was marked 25/-; it was crossed over and a new price 21/- added. I do not know if this set was owned by Southey at one time (I did not see it in his sale catalogue) and whether Housman had any notes regarding previous ownership that Blackwell's entered into their files. 
Price: 9800.00 USD
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Discourses on Several Public Occasions During the War in America., Smith, William.
11 Smith, William. Discourses on Several Public Occasions During the War in America.
London: Printed for A. Millar, et. al., 1759. 
Octavo. xii, 246pp. A6, B8-Q8, R2-S2 (- S2 blank). First edition. Contemporary sheep, worn and rubbed. Upper corner bumped. Front hinge cracked. Top (1/8 inch) and bottom (1/4 inch) of spine missing. Howes S688; Sabin 84601. From the library of William R. Smith, a descendant of the author. Presentation copy from the author (founder of the University of Pennsylvania) to an Alea (?) Barclay, dated 11 January 1769. Further presented by Horace W. Smith (the author's grandson [?]) to William R. Smith, one of the founders of the Wisconsin Historical Society. A great assocation item from one of the great families in American History. The first edition of Smith"s Discourses..., which includes essays on the French and Indian War (especially Braddock"s defeat), educational institutions in the colony of Pennsylvania, and various religious pieces. Smith was an Anglican clergyman, teacher, and first provost of the College, Academy, and Charitable School of Philadelphia, the precursor to the University of Pennsylvania. A second edition of this pre-Revolutionary collection of discourses was published in London in 1762. 
Price: 3800.00 USD
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Amerikanische Reisebilder. Vierundvierzig Lithographien., Struck, Hermann.
12 Struck, Hermann. Amerikanische Reisebilder. Vierundvierzig Lithographien.
Berlin: Hans Heinrich Tillgner Verlag, 1922. 
Oblong folio. Edition limited to 45 copies; this is No. 26. In the original portfolio. The portfolio is rubbed, with some red rot. Inside another protective case. With 44 original lithographs, all signed by the artist. Deaccessioned from the Detroit Public Library. It was given to them in memory of Albert Kahn, the well-known architect. 
Price: 9900.00 USD
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13 Yorke, Philip, Second Earl of Hardwicke, Hon. C. Yorke, G. H. Rooke, J. Green, D. Wray, J. Heaton, W. Heberden, H. Coventry, J. Lawry, Catharine Talbot, T. Birch, & S. Salter. Athenian Letters: or, the Epistolary Correspondence of an Agent of the King of Persia, residing at Athens during the Peloponnesian War. Containing the history of the times, in despatches to the Ministers of State at the Persian Court. Besides letters on various subjects between him and his friends.
London: Printed for T. Cadell Jun. And W. Davies in the Strand, 1798. 
Folio. Two volumes. I: lxii, [ii], 436pp.; II: xv, 466pp. I: []2, a4-g4, h2, *B4-Z4, AA4-ZZ4, 3A4-3I4, 3K2; II: []4, a4, B4-Z4, AA4-ZZ4, 3A4-3N4, 3O2. Large-paper copy. With the half-titles present. Contemporary brown diced morocco, spines repaired. With 2 frontispiece portraits, a map of Greece and 7 engravings in volume I and 5 engravings in volume II. From the libraries of Mark Masterman Sykes, with his arms on the upper cover and his ink note on the front free endpaper, and the Earl of Carysfort, and his Elton Hall bookplate. Sykes, Catalogue of the Splendid, Curious, and Extensive Library of the Late Sir Mark Masterman Sykes, Bart., 296. 
Price: 2100.00 USD
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