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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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2 Masefield, John. Lollingdon Down and other Poems.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1917. 
Slim octavo. 53pp. Publisher's brown and cream-colored boards, title label on upper cover. With the frontispiece portrait of Masefield in sepia. Limited edition (?). With an autograph letter from Masefield laid in. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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3 Scott, Sir Walter. Marmion, A Tale of Flodden Field.
Edinburgh: printed by J. Ballantyne and Co., for Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh, and William Miller and John Murray, London, 1808. 
Octavo. [x], 377, [i], cxxviiipp. Fourth edition. With a half-title. The final leaf (q4) is blank. Brown morocco, gilt arms of Vernon on covers, all edges gilt. Six original watercolor illustrations bound in. Ruff 64. 
Price: 1200.00 USD
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4 Scott, Sir Walter. The Lay of the Last Minstrel, a Poem.
Edinburgh: Constable, 1808. 
Octavo. 349, [i]pp. Ninth edition. With a half-title. Two volumes, uniformly bound in full brown morocco, gilt arms of Vernon on covers, all edges gilt. 12 original wash drawings bound in. 
Price: 1900.00 USD
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5 Theophrastus. Θεοφραστου Χαρακτηρες ἠθικοι.Theophrasti Characteres ethici. Ex recensione Petri Needham, cum versione Latina Isaaci Casauboni.
Glasguĉ: in ĉdibus academicis excudebat Robertus Foulis Academiae Typographus, 1743. 
Octavo. [ii], 53, 52pp. []1, A4-G4 (- G4 blank), A4-F4, G2. Greek text, followed by the Latin translation. Contemporary red morocco, spine gilt. Bound with: 24 page Greek manuscript. This manuscript follows the divisional sections of the Greek text and acts as an explanatory or transilational adjunct to it. This is the first book in which Foulis described himself as University Printer, to which office he was elected on 31 March 1743. 
Price: 1400.00 USD
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6 Verneuil, Louis. A Collection of His Works, Manuscript Material, and His Contemporaries Works.
v.p.: v.p., v.d. 
A collection pertaining to Louis Verneuil - Louis Jacques Marie Collin du Bocage (May 14, 1893 - November 3, 1952), better known as Louis Verneuil, French playwright, screenwriter, and actor. He wrote approximately sixty plays and was best known for comedy. Many of his works were produced on Broadway. He died dramatically at the age of 59 by slashing his throat. The items in this collection fall within four categories: I. Books by Verneuil himself, or in collaboration with other authors (65 entries); II: Books by Verneuil himself, or in collaboration with other authors, with marks and/or notes by Verneuil (32 entries); III. Books by other authors with marks and/or notes by Verneuil (78 entries); IV. Books from Verneuil.s Library, but without any identifying marks (148 entries). A complete list is available upon request. 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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7 Westwood, J.O. The Art of Illuminated Manuscripts.
London: Bracken Books, 1988. 
Quarto. 340 pages. Cloth. Dustwrapper. Illustrated with 50 color plates. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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8 [PUBLISHING VENTURE IN VERMONT - CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN SHORT-LIVED FIRM & JEDEDIAH MORSE, GEOGRAPHER & FATHER OF SAMUEL F. B. MORSE]. Autograph Letter from Publishing Firm of Swift & Chipman to the Reverend Jedidiah Morse.
Middelbury, Vermont: 26 March 1811. 
One sheet. 2pp. A Swift & Chipman representative writes to Morse regarding a proposed printing job, giving estimates on the costs which would be part of an arrangement to help pay off a debt. Morse was a geographer, prolific writer, Calvinist preacher and the father of Samuel F. B. Morse, the artist and inventor of Morse code. Swift & Chipman flourished in 1810-1811 in Middlebury. The book was never produced, and Swift & Chipman went out of business later that year. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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9 [WITH MANUSCRIPT POEM BY HILARIUS ON ‘RIDICULE’] Bellegarde, Abbé de [Jean Baptiste Morvan]. Reflexions upon ridicule; or, what it is that makes a man ridiculous; and the means to avoid it. Wherein are represented the different manners and characters of persons of the present age; Of Unpoliteness. Indiscretión. Affectation. Foolish Vanity. the bad Taste. Imposture. the Morose Humour. Impertinence. Of Prejudice. Interest. Sufficiency. Absurdities. Caprice. False Delicacy. Decorum.
London: printed for Tho. Newborough at the Golden-Ball, D. Midwinter at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul’s Church-Yard, and Benj. Tooke at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleetstreet, 1707. 
Octavo. [xvi], 390, [xviii]pp. A8-Z8, Aa8-Dd8. With an index. Second edition. Twentieth-century black cloth. With a previous owner's name and address rubberstamped on the front pastedown. ESTC T139371. English translator unknown, but it has been incorrectly ascribed to Jeremy Collier in the 1738 edition of the Dublin reprint (see ESTC). With a manuscript poem about the book addressed to J [I]. C., jnr from Hil. Bayly, dated 8/26/1708. The manuscript poem at the beginning of the text is about the subject matter of the book and does refer to it. A part on the fore edge was torn at one time and a previous owner reattached it with scotch tape; there is the usual dark mark at the intersection of the tear, but everything is present. The hand is very legible. I checked the UK parish registers for a person or persons whose first name started with 'Hil.' and whose surname was 'Bayly.' I found two; one had died in 1701. Those two are: Hilarius Bayly - Baptism - 20 Aug 1639 - Narborough in Norfolk - All Saints Church, and Hilary Bayly - Baptism - 01 Aug 1669 - Ashill in Norfolk - St Nicholas Church - Burial - 08 Oct 1701 - St Nicholas Church. Unfortunately, I was unable to find anything on Hilarius Bayly. An excellent scholar, and whose indulgence I beg for using his quote without his permission, stated that "… I enjoy the idea of someone named Hilarius owning a book on ridiculousness." A very interesting item. 
Price: 1100.00 USD
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