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Featured Books – Winter 2024 Update

Each season, we feature some special treasures to showcase in our Featured Books section. Take a scroll through the items on this page and contact us with any questions!

Sir John Froissart’s Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Adjoining Countries;

By Thomas Johnes; London, 1808; Longmans, Hurst, Rees and Orme. 13 Volumes. “The most learned translation of Froissart and the first edition in English since Lord Berner’s in 1523.”

$1,000.00 

Sir John Froissart’s Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Adjoining Countries; By Thomas Johnes; London, 1808; Longmans, Hurst, Rees and Orme.  13 Volumes.

Very Good, Jeeves

P. G. Wodehouse; 1930, Doubleday, Doran. Stated 1st edition.

$125.00

Principles Of Political Economy

John Stuart Mill; London, Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 6th Edition, 1865; 2 volumes, Prize Binding.

$500.00

The Lancet. Vol. 1

October 4, 1828 -March 28, 1829. London, Mills, Jowett, and Mills; 1929.

$500.00

Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: From Marathon to Waterloo

Edward Creasey, Bentley & Son, London, 1894.

$95.00

M. Tullii Ciceronis; Epistolae Ad Atticum

Aldus, 1528.

$1,500.00

Publius Virgilius Maro; Bucolica, Georgica et Aenis

Paris, Didot, 1798

$175.00

Suetonius

Third Colines’ edition of the history of Suetonius, edited by Erasmus; Paris, Simon Colines, 1535. Complete with the second part that contains Egnazio’s annotations to Suetonius, his translation of Greek passages, as well as an epitome of Bude’s famous work on coinage De Asse.

$1200.00

Water Babies

Charles Kingsley; Illustrated by Rosalie K. Fry with 4 color plates and 11 black and white. Association copy . Bound as a gift from Elizabeth Taylor for the Library of Richard Burton.

$195.00

Warne’s Model Cookery

Mary Jewry, London, Warne and Co. [1868]; 4 color plates.

$125.00

High Class Cookery

 London, 1897.

$65.00

Amateur’s Flower Garden

Shirley Hibberd; London, Groombridge and Sons, 1875.  With six foldout color plates.

$200.00