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Geraldina: a novel founded on a recent event: in two volumes.
1 Geraldina: a novel founded on a recent event: in two volumes.
London : Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson ..., 1798. 
Duodecimo. Two volumes. I: [ii], 275, [i]pp.; II: [ii], 300pp. I: [A]1, B12-M12, N6; II: [A]1, B12-N12, O6. Contemporary calf, repaired. Black, F.G., Epistolary novel 134; ESTC N7149; Garside, P., English novel, 1770-1829, 1798:3; Block, A., English novel, p. 83. There are three known copies of Geraldina, located at the New York Society Library, the University of Pennsylvania, and Forstliche Bibliothek zu Corvey, with none known in British libraries. The set was recently repaired; and one leaf (Volume II, page 115/116) was restored. 
Price: 4100.00 USD
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2 Report Of The Wisconsin State Council Of Defense. April 12, 1917-June 30, 1919 .
Madison, Wisconsin: Wisconsin State Council of Defense, 1919. 
Octavo. 71pp. Paper wrappers. 
Price: 170.00 USD
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Seven Irish Tales.
3 Seven Irish Tales.
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1957. 
Quarto. 44 pages. Edition limited to 275 copies, this is No. 8. Green cloth. Illustrated by Elfriede Abbe and signed by Abbe. A very nice copy of a very fine book. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 The biographical magazine; or, complete historical library. A work replete with instruction and entertainment, and accompanied with such embellishments as have not hitherto appeared in any publication of Europe. By a Society of Gentlemen ...
London: printed for F. Newbery, 1776. 
Quarto. [iv], 812 [i.e. 808, [ii]pp.] A2-Z2, AA2-ZZ2, AAA2-ZZZ2, AAAA2-ZZZZ2, AAAAA2-ZZZZZ2, AAAAAA2-ZZZZZZ2, AAAAAAA2-ZZZZZZZ2, AAAAAAAA2-ZZZZZZZZ2, AAAAAAAAA2-UUUUUUUUU2. With a final leaf of errata. Pages 453-456 omitted. Modern half calf over marbled boards. With portraits. Roscoe, A39; ESTC T98528. Even though a number of British libraries have copies of this book, only a handful institutions in the US have it. Illustrated with small circular portraits, I have not been able to find a bibliography noting all the peculiarities of this work. Since it was published in parts (per ESTC), there is nothing to determine the number of plates that are supposed to be present. I have not had access to Roscoe's book, 'John Newbery and his successors,' which may possess the information I am lacking. I contacted an institutional library and asked specifically (a) how many plates there were and (b) whether each author had a corresponding portrait. They provided the following information: (a) there are 27 engraved portraits, and (b) each author does not have a corresponding portrait, inclusive of the portrait of the King and Queen. The portraits are small oval portraits set in the centre of a full-page and engraved on much thicker paper than paper used for the book. My copy differs slightly from this institutional library copy and considerably from the digitized University of Pittsburgh copy, which has only 19 portraits, inclusive of the royal portraits. The portrait of the King is cut out in my copy, but mounted on similarly thick paper; the Queen's portrait is missing, and there are 26 portraits of authors. These differences lead me to believe that this book, originally printed in parts, was compiled and gathered together based on the whims of the bookseller and the collector. A very good copy. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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L'Aventure Intellectuelle du XXe  Siècle., Albérès, R.-M.
5 Albérès, R.-M. L'Aventure Intellectuelle du XXe Siècle.
Paris: Editions Albin Michel, 1959. 
Octavo. 444, [iv] pages. In the publisher's original printed wrappers. From the library of Ernst Erich Noth. With a dedication by Albérès to Noth. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Goethe., Angelloz, J.-F.
6 Angelloz, J.-F. Goethe.
Paris: Mercure De France, 1949. 
Octavo. 384 pages. In the publisher's original printed wrappers. From the library of Ernst Erich Noth. With a dedication by Angelloz to Noth. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Rilke., Angelloz, J.-F.
7 Angelloz, J.-F. Rilke.
Paris: Mercure De France, 1952. 
Octavo. 348, [ii] pages. In the publisher's original printed wrappers. From the library of Ernst Erich Noth. With a dedication by Angelloz to Noth. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Anquetil-Du Perron, Abraham Hyacinthe. Zend-Avesta, ouvrage de Zoroaste: contenant les idées théologiques, physiques & morales de ce législateur, ...
A Paris: chez N.M. Tilliard, libraire, Quai des Augustins, à S. Benoit, 1771. 
Quarto. Two parts in three volumes. Ia: 542pp.; Ib: cxx, 432pp.; II: 810pp. Ia: []2, a4-z4, aa4-zz4, aaa4-yyy4 (yyy4 blank); Ib: []2, a4-p4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Hhh4; II: []1, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, Aaaa4-Zzzz4, Aaaaa4-Iiiii4, Kkkkk4 (- Kkkkk4 blank). With the half-titles. Woodcut title vignettes, initials, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, rebacked at an earlier date. With the arms of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, the first Scottish-born Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. With 13 plates; 4 in part Ia, 1 in part Ib, and 8 in part II. 6 plates [1 folding], 1 folding plan, and 6 folding facsimiles. Brunet V. 1540; Caillet 313. A very good copy. 
Price: 5100.00 USD
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9 Artus, Thomas, sieur d'Embry. [INTERSEX - NO COPIES IN NORTH AMERICA]. Les Hermaphrodites. A tous accords.
n.p.: n.p., [1605]. 
Duodecimo. Two parts in one. I: 235pp.; II: 191pp. I: [], A12-I12, K10; II: A12-H12. First edition. Engraved title-page. Limp vellum, painted black. One tie present. Gay-Lemonnier. II, 465; Brunet V, 831; Graesse VI, 143. 
Price: 4700.00 USD
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. . . Et Tout le Reste n'est rien. La Religieuse Portugaise avec le texte de ses Lettres., Aveline, Claude.
10 Aveline, Claude. . . . Et Tout le Reste n'est rien. La Religieuse Portugaise avec le texte de ses Lettres.
Paris: Mercure De France, 1951. 
Octavo.300, [iv] pages. In the publisher's original printed wrappers. From the library of Ernst Erich Noth. With a dedication by Aveline to Noth. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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L'Heure de la Vérité., Ayguesparse, Albert.
11 Ayguesparse, Albert. L'Heure de la Vérité.
Paris: René Julliard, 1947. 
Octavo. 228 pages. In the publisher's original printed wrappers. From the library of Ernst Erich Noth. With a dedication by Ayguesparse to Noth. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Bacon, Francis. The Twoo Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Humane.
London: Printed [by Thomas Purfoot and Thomas Creede] for Henrie Tomes, and are to be sold at his shop at Graies Inne Gate in Holborne, 1605. 
Quarto. In two parts. [1], 45, 118 [i.e., 121]ff. A4-L4; M2; Aa4-Ggg4; Hhh2. First edition. Blank leaf present, but two errata leaves absent. C4r with the first state reading 'maniable.' Contemporary vellum, repaired by Bernard Middleton. From the library of C.R. Lowell, with his bookplate and his rubber stamp on each title-page. Also, on first title-page, an ownership inscription: "bibca Williams Scptio, 1813." Pforzheimer 36; Gibson 81; Grolier, Langland to Wither, 12; Grolier/Horblit 8a; Norman 97; STC 1164. Bound with: Sandys, Edwin. A relation of the state of religion. 
Price: 12000.00 USD
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13 Beecher, John. Here I Stand.
New York: Twice A Year Press, 1941. 
Small quarto. White cloth. 40pp. First edition. Limited to 400 copies, this one is letter "R." Top and bottom of spine chipped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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14 Beecher, John. Phantom City.
Scottsdale, Arizona: Rampart Press, 1961. 
Octavo. First edition. Edition limited to 400 copies. Illustrated with 2 woodcuts by Barbara Beecher. With a typed, signed letter from the author tipped in. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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15 Benezet, Anthony. [PROBABLY ONLY COPY IN PRIVATE HANDS]. Observations on the inslaving, importing and purchasing of Negroes with some advice thereon extracted form [sic] the Yearly Meeting epistle of London for the present year also some remarks on the absolute necessity of self-denial, renouncing the world, and true charity for all such as sincerely desire to be our blessed Saviour's disciples.
Germantown [Pa.]: Printed by Christopher Sower, 1759. 
Octavo. 15, [i]pp. First edition. Disbound. Evans 8298; Sabin 4676; ESTC W1272. Attributed to Anthony Benezet by Evans. This first edition of Benezet's has not been seen in auction rooms for well over one hundred years. 
Price: 24000.00 USD
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Histoire d'une Vie. I. Paris Aller et Retour., Bordeaux, Henry.
16 Bordeaux, Henry. Histoire d'une Vie. I. Paris Aller et Retour.
Paris: Librairie Plon, 1951. 
Octavo. Original wrappers. From the library of Ernst Erich Noth. Dedicated by Bordeaux to Noth. The dedication reads: "A M. Ernst Erich Noth Cy vint la jeunesse (?) en hommage Henry Bordeaux" 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Boyer, Claude. La Porcie Romaine. Tragedie.
A Paris: Chez Avgvstin Covrbé, dans la petite Salle du Palais, à La Palme, 1646. 
Quarto. [viii], 99pp. First edition. Wrappers. 
Price: 3900.00 USD
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18 Browning, Robert. Parleyings with Certain People of Importance in their day...
London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1887. 
Octavo. First edition. Reddish brown cloth, bevilled edges. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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19 Browning, Robert. Prince HohenStiel-Schwangau, Saviour of Society.
London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1871. 
Octavo. First edition. Blue cloth. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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20 Browning, Robert. The Inn Album.
London: Smith, Elder, & Co. 1875. 
Octavo. First edition. Green cloth. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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