Nouveau Dictionnaire d'histoire naturelle, appliquee aux arts, principalement à
l'agriculture et à l'economie rurale et domestique. Par une societe de
naturalistes et d'agriculteurs: avec des figures tirees des trois regnes de la
nature; Paris, 1803; 24 volumes. complete. Bookplate of The Duchesse de
also known as the Duchess de Dino. The Duchess de Dino was the wife of
nephew and she was also Talleyrand's Mistress. $1,750.00. SOLD
History of the United States of America; by Taliaferro
Preston Shaffner, LL.D., London Printing and Publishing Company, 1863, 2
volumes, all prints and maps present. $250.00
Age of Lewis the XIV; by Voltaire; London, Dodsley; 1752; 2
volumes; full leather; recently rebacked; ex-library with library numbers
on spine. Frontispiece in each volume. $250.00
The Life of Nelson; by Archibald Duncan, Esq.; London, Cundee,
1806. Three-quarter leather with marbled boards. 2 prints missing
and three prints are half missing. Very scarce, only one other
copy online, also with prints missing. $350.00.
Edward Gibbon; Miscellaneous Works. London, Strahan et
al., 1796. two volumes, library cloth with library markings.
frontispiece volume 1. 1st edition ( a third volume was
published in 1815). $295.00.
Charles Johnson; Chrysal, or the Adventures of a Guinea.
London, Becket, 1766-1767. 4 volumes. Leather; rebacked.
Volumes 1 and 2 are the 5th edition and volumes 3 and 4 are the 2nd
Bernard Mandeville; Free Thoughts on Religion the Church and
National Happiness. London, Tauncey, 1720. 1st edition.
One volume; paneled calf; rebacked. $785.00
Thomas Stackhouse; A New History of the Holy Bible.
London, Austen, 1742-1744. 2nd edition. Two volumes.
Leather, 6 raised bands,; 34 maps and plates. $735.00.SOLD
Richard Hooker; The Works in Eight Books of Ecclesiastical Polity
with Several Other Treatises and an Account of his life and Death. Dublin,
Sadleir, 1721. One volume; 1st Irish Edition. Contemporary
calf, raised bands. $325.00. SOLD
Robert Beatson; Naval and Military Memoirs of Great
Britain from 1727 to 1783. London, Longman, Hurst, et al., 1804,
2nd edition, 6 volumes. Contemporary tree calf with gilt spine and
black lettering pieces. Previous owner's name in each volume is "John
N. Macomb". Macomb (1811-1889) was an 1832 graduate of West
Point and was one of the original members of the Corps of Topographical
Engineers that explored parts of New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, including the
Colorado River and the Grand Canyon. He was also part of the group
that surveyed the Great Lakes region circa 1850. Very scarce.
We are not aware of any complete sets for sale. Details of book condition
and pictures available upon request. $875.
Kenneth Roberts; The Battle of Cowpens. .
Illustrated with two black and white portraits and map, with map
endpapers. How 900 ill-fed and ill-clothed sharpshooters routed the
British regulars in a turning point in the American Revolution.
Doubleday, 1958, First edition. $65. SOLD
Henry Maundrell; from Aleppo to Jerusalem; Oxford;
1714; 3rd edition. Contemporary paneled calf with raised bands; 7
foldout and 5 single page illustrations. $400.00
Jeremy Taylor; The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living; The
Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying. London, Brown, et al.
Two volumes in one; 1727; 24th edition. Black leather with gilt
board and spines, raised bands; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers;
engraved frontispiece, plus two page engraving in each book. Signed
by the Princess Augusta Sophia, daughter of King George III. The
section on Chastity in the first book has been carefully removed and the
pages at the beginning and end of that chapter covered with plain paper.
George Birkbeck Hill; In the Footsteps of Dr. Johnson;
London, Sampson Low et al.; Chiswick Press, 1890.
25 plates; 22 by Lancelot Speed; 18 of the 22 are in duplicate
with one being a copy and one being an original signed by Speed.
Limited Edition, 88 of 150. Half Morocco with gilt spine.
History of the Jews in Russia and Poland - From the Earliest Times
to the Present Day; S. M. Dubnow. green cloth, 3 volumes; The
Jewish Publication Society of America, 1916, 1918, 1920 (all 1st
Kames, Henry Home, Lord; Sketches of the History of Man,
Considerably Enlarged by the Last Corrections of the Author.
Contemporary calf, gilt spines, brown lettering pieces (missing on volume
3, torn on volume 4), half title in volume 1, one page of advertisements
in volumes 1 and 2; Strahan and Cadell, 1778, 2nd edition; 4 volumes.
The History of America; William Robertson. Large quarto; Half
leather; 2 fold out maps. London; Strahan, Cadell, Balfour, 1778.
2 volumes. $500
Works of Laurence Sterne; J. Johnson, et al.; 1808. 1st
illustrated edition. Contemporary warn calf, gilt spine, new
lettering pieces. 9 full page engravings, and vignettes on each
title page. 4 volumes. $500
Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. , A New Edition with an Essay on His Life
and Genius by Arthur Murphy. Hard to find complete 12
volume set. Contemporary speckled calf with black and green
lettering pieces; engraved frontispiece. London; Johnson &
Nichols, 1806. $750
Common Sense: portrait frontispiece, lacks title page (may never
have had one); The Rights of Man I and The Rights of Man II;
Symonds, 1792; Letter Addressed to the Abbe Raynal; Ridgway,
1792; Miscellaneous Articles; Ridgway, 1792; Letter Addressed
to the Addressers; Symonds, 1792. Full contemporary leather;
rebacked with new title piece; bottom board taken from another
contemporary volume. $1,000. SOLD
History of Scotland; William Robertson; A. Millar, London, 1760.
3rd edition. Contemporary calf, raised bands, gilt spines, black
lettering pieces, gilt edged boards with marbled edges and end papers,
gilt dentelles. $550 SOLD
Biography of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence; W.
Brown & C. Peters, Philadelphia, 1828; 2nd edition, revised. 5
volumes; Contemporary calf; all volumes rebacked. All
engravings present. $350 SOLD
M. A. Thiers; The History of the French Revolution. Half
contemporary calf w. gilt spines and rasied bands, brown labels, marbled
baords and edges. All 41 engravings present. London, bentley,
1838, 5 volumes. $500.
The American Revolution (3 volumes) and George III and
Charles Fox (the Concluding Part of the American Revolution (2 volumes);
Sir George Otto Trevelyan. London, Longmans, Green & Co.,
1908-1927. Cloth, top edges gilt, engraved frontispiece, six
folding maps. $100
James Boswell; The Life of Samuel Johnson, LLD; Recovered
in creased maroon cloth, aeg, new eps, engraved frontis., two facsimile
foldouts; Ex-Library with only small marking; Oxford, Pickering, 1826.
4 volumes. $450
Count Mathieu Dumas Memoirs of His Own Time (including the Revolution, the
Empire and the Restoration) 1/2 red Morocco; marbled boards and eps;
TEG; gilt spine, raised bands, gilt decorations; portrait frontis. both
volumes (Lafayette, Napoleon) R. Bentley, London, 1839; 2 volumes, 1st
Thomas Gray; The Works of Thomas Gray; Contemp. diced calf, gilt
boards, spine, dentelles Vernor, Hood, et al., London, 1807; 3rd edition ;
2 volumes. $150
Gibbon; History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; edited
by Thomas Bowdler "In this edition the indecent expressions and
allusions of an improper tendency have been omitted." Buckram
w/leather labels Longman, Rees, et al.; 1826. $350
Fitz-Adam (Edward Moore); The World Contemp. tree calf, gilt
spine, red & black lps. Parsons, London, 1794; 4 volumes. $250
Cervantes; Don Quixote; 4 vols.; 12 mo. Tree calf; gilt; 28 engr.
plates after Hayman; some damp staining vol. 1 Strahan, et al.;
1782; 5th edition. $485
Robertson; The History of America; 2 vols.; quarto Rebacked w/hollow;
creased red morocco; some pages uncut; 2 foldout maps Strahan, et al.;
1778; 2nd edition. $500
Spenser; The Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser; 5 vols. Cont. embossed
calf w/ gilt spine and board borders; marbled edges and eps.; rebacked
Pickering et al.; 1st edition thus; 1825. $375
Lord Bolingbroke; The Philosophical Works of the Right Honourable
Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke; 5 vols. Cont. speckled calf;
gilt spine with lettering pieces., David Mallet; 1754-1777; 1st collected
Henry Fielding; The Adventures of Joseph Andrews; 2 vols. in 1
Newly recovered w/gilt spine & red l.p. C. Cooke; circa. 1790's.
Fielding; Tom Jones; 4 vols. 1/4 cont. calf w/ gilt spine, red l.p. C.
Cooke; 1794. $295
Creasy; Fifteen Decisive Battles (from Marathon to Waterloo) Cont.
calf prize binding; R. Bentley; 1862; 12th edition. $125
Samuel Smiles; Story of the Life of George Stephenson Cont. calf
w/gilt bordered boards John Murray; 1873. $125
Johnson & John Hawkesworth; The Adventurer; 4 vols.; 1/2 moroccan;
tan w/gilt spine; recent boards; new eps. W. Strahan; 1770. $300
Cantemir; Satires, including a life of the author. In Russian;
Cont. calf w/gilt spine and lp. Library stamp of Tsarskoe Selo -
Imperial residence of the Tsars; bookplate of Denis Roy Bentham, notable
collector of rare books and manuscripts. St. Petersberg, 1762. $750
James Boswell; The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Contemp. tree
calf, gilt spine; engr. frontis; facsimiles present in vols. 2 & 3.
Cadell & Davies; 1804; 4th edition; 4 volumes. $600