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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition. This book will be shipped from USA. Thanks!. Bookseller Inventory # 0312210639-used

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GROTE, GEORGE

Published by London. John Murray (1869)

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Item Description: London. John Murray, 1869. 12 volumes octavo 7x5 inches, A VERY HANDSOME SET - 12 VOLUMES IN HALF PERIOD LIGHT CALF GILT with marbled boards, foredges and endpapers. Ilustrated with a portrait, maps and plans. A pretty set for a library. Bookseller Inventory # 4422

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Item Description: London, Printed for Tho. Passinger, at the Three Bibles on London-Bridge., , 1683. Quarto, 171x122mm. In 19th century full, mid-tan russia, elaborately decorated in the 17th century style with a gilt panel surrounded by a broad gilt roll incorporating leaves and flowers; decorative gilt roll on edge of boards and inner gilt rolls. Binding slightly rubbed at extremities, with very small hole in calf in centre of front board. Sometime rebacked, relaying the original spine; four raised bands, with gilt decoration on the bands, ornate gilt decoration in the compartments and title gilt. All edges gilt. Type-written catalogue entry for this book (before it was rebacked) tipped in at head of front paste-down, beneath which there is the armorial book-plate of Henry Francis Lyte 'Laetitia et Spe Immortalitatis'. [The Reverend Henry Francis Lyte, M.A., 1793-1847, was born in Ednam, Roxburghshire, Scotland, and educated at Portora Royal School, Eniskillen, Ireland. He entered Trinity College Dublin in 1811 and was admitted ad eundem at Oxford in June 1834. Henry was curate at Marazion in Cornwall when he married Anne Maxwell in January 1818; they had five children. Henry moved to Brixham in April 1824 where he established the first Sunday school in the Torbay area, with over 700 pupils and a staff of 80. In 1826 Henry was instituted as the first incumbent of All Saints Church in Lower Brixham, a post he held until his death. Henry supplemented his income by educating 'the wayward sons of nobility' together with his own children. One of the wayward sons became Lord Salisbury, three times Prime Minister during the reign of Queen Victoria. Henry wrote poetry as well as the hymns 'Abide With Me', traditionally sung at Wembley before the FA Cup final, initially at the suggestion of King George V, and 'Praise my soul the King of Heaven'. In 1947 a memorial tablet to Henry Frances Lyte was placed in Westminster Abbey. Henry collected antiquarian religious books and his library of 4,500 books, amassed with the help of his son, took 16 days to auction in London after his death; the sale catalogue, marked with the sale price realised for each item, may still be seen in the National Library.] Small cream roundel with brown border centred on front free end-paper with illustration and 'Still am I busy, bookes assembling, | For to have plentie is a pleasaunt thing. | Shyp of Folys | Pynson 1509, fol.'. [4], 124, 123-242 [i.e. 244]; [4], 167, [1] pages; signatures A-Z4, 2A-2H4; A2, B-Y4 (gathering 2C1-4 mis-folded by the original binder and runs 2C1, 2C4, 2C3, 2C2). Small ownership stamp: ‘Alexander Gardyne [1801-1885], 1883’, on verso of second blank. The tipped-in catalogue description for this book states: ‘ sadly the enthusiastic binder has cropped the margins with some loss of last lines and catchwords (particularly to the prelims of the first part, the second and third being reasonably unscathed).’ Printed in black letter and roman type. Titles within ornamental woodcut border. Some pen and sepia ink decoration in margin of page 191. Early paper repair at foot of page 227 affecting last line of text. [Second part]: 'The Honour of Chivalry: The Second and Third Part: Being a Continuation Of the First Part of the History Of the Renowned Prince Don Bellianis of Greece' has a separate dated title-page, separate pagination and register, with decorated capitals and wood-cut head- and tail-pieces throughout; paper fault at foot of pages 45 and 47, just touching last line of text. Some occasional minor browning. Crisp, clean and tight. An attractive book. ESTC R24084. (Further information and photographs available on request.). Bookseller Inventory # 14209

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Item Description: hardcover. Very scarce, beautiful volumes. 2 volumes. Illustrated with 121 superb steel engravings. Thick folio, 1/2 red morocco over pebbled cloth, raised bands with gilt devices. London: London Printing and Publishing Co., no date, ca. 1860. Bookseller Inventory # 141129

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PAUSANIAS

Published by Richard Priestley, London (1824)

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Item Description: Richard Priestley, London, 1824. Three volumes, octavo, with seven folding engraved maps and plates; a fine set in contemporary dark green half morocco, gilt, with the library label of Kimbolton Castle. A handsome set of Pausanias' Description of Greece, the second-century guide-book to the Peloponnese and northern Greece.Pausanias' fascinating and wide-ranging description of ancient Greek life and culture was conceptualised and organised geographically rather than chronologically, and comprises a series of reminiscences of classical Greek life evoked by his visits to ancient monuments. A proud Greek living in the Roman Empire, he could not help but muse about the golden age of Greece, which in his lifetime was but an idealised memory.Although ignored during his own lifetime, Pausanias' work has proved to be of great importance for our present-day understanding of the period. Archaeologists have made much use of his descriptions to identify the remains of ancient sites. As Sir James Frazer wrote, 'Without [Pausanias] the ruins of Greece would for the most part be a labyrinth without a clue, a riddle without an answer. His book furnishes the clue to the labyrinth, the answer to many riddles. It will be studied so long as ancient Greece shall continue to engage the attention and awaken the interest of mankind'.This is the second edition in English, translated by Thomas Taylor the Platonist. The maps, one of Ancient Greece and one of the world, are after the French cartographer Jean-Baptiste d'Anville; the plates are after painter and architect James Stuart. Bookseller Inventory # 3502549

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WORDSWORTH, Christopher [1807-1885].

Published by London: William S.Orr And Co., 1853. (1853)

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Item Description: London: William S.Orr And Co., 1853., 1853. Hardcover. large 8vo. pp. xxiv, 458. 27 steel-engraved plates (incl. frontis., additional title & 1 map) & c350 wood-engraved text illus. (15 full-page), by R.Brandard, E.Radclyffe, E.G.Scharf, Meissonier, Sargent, Daubigny, & others. A handsome copy in full morocco by J.White, the sides with gilt ornamental border, gilt-tooled spine, inside dentelles, all edges gilt (the only imperfections are a little rubbing of the corners & a small chip at the head of the spine). A new carefully revised edition, with an index, an added 'History of the Characteristics of Greek Art' by George Scharf, tinted wood-engravings, and one map of Greece replacing the two separate ones of the north and south. Wordsworth, nephew of the poet and his literary executor, was headmaster of Harrow and later Bishop of Lincoln. In 1832-33 he travelled in Greece, and discovered the site of the oracle of Zeus at Dodona. The numerous plates and text illustrations depict scenery, architecture, and costume. cfBlackmer 1840-41. Bookseller Inventory # TRDeeWOR20

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WILLIAMS, Hugh William.

Published by London Longman (1829)

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Item Description: London Longman, 1829. First edition. 2 volumes, royal 8vo., 64 engraved plates after Williams, each with leaf of descriptive letterpress, contemporary crimson half morocco gilt, all edges gilt, an excellent copy. Williams, a Scottish landscape painter, returned from an extended tour in Greece and Italy in 1818. The work contains a fine series of engravings of the main historical sites and beautiful landscapes of Greece. Atabey 1337; Blackmer 1811. Bookseller Inventory # 88448

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LIEUTENANT HALSTEAD

Published by GREECE SALONIKA THESSALONIKI (1918)

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Item Description: GREECE SALONIKA THESSALONIKI, 1918. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. On offer is a modest archive of original handwritten letters from what is known as the "Forgotten Front" of World War I being Salonica. There are five letters here from Lieut. Halstead, Royal Army Medical Corps, written from Greece/Salonica to his wife during the great Doiran campaign of autumn 1918. Letters are: Sept. 19, 1918 (3 pages), Oct. 1, 1918 (4 pages), Oct. 4, 1918 (3 pages), Oct. 18, 1918 (4 pages) and Oct. 29, 1918 (2 pages). They detail a range of era related history and conditions of this RAMC officer: lack of leave and post on this front, the September offensive and the pursuit into Bulgaria, Bulgarian artillery bombardments and aerial activity, frenzy of casualties at the casualty clearing station, the Spanish influenza pandemic of which there are several references etc. Super content. Overall VG. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 0001093

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ship out in 2 business day, And Fast shipping, Free Tracking number will be provided after the shipment.Republic of the original 16 hardcover. Greece Spring and Autumn Park Wang Tong Guangxu 32 years editionFour Satisfaction guaranteed,or money back. Bookseller Inventory # RQ065844

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Item Description: Oxford; Printed at the Clarendon Press 1776. In-4 en reliure postérieure XIXème, demi chagrin chocolat, dos à nerfs très orné à motifs dorés. Titre doré .2 feuillets blancs, titre, XIV + 1 feuillet d'errata, 304 pages. Bien complet des 7 planches dépliantes. Exemplaire très propre et bien relié. Peu courant. Bookseller Inventory # 113871

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Item Description: London, Henry Colburn and Co., 1820. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Second edition in English. 4to, pp. xii, 482, with frontispiece, 1 folding map (tear with amateur repair), 6 plates; modern half-calf with original wrappers bound in, light browning and spotting, including some plates, partly unopened. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-13693611160

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Grote, George

Published by John Murray,, London: (1849)

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Item Description: John Murray,, London:, 1849. Navy Morocco Gilt. Book Condition: Near Fine. Near Fine. Mixed Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. "George Grote was one of the most remarkable minds of the early Victorian age. But although he has never been forgotten, other Victorian intellectuals less wise than he, less strong in judgment, more erratic, more colourful and perhaps more imaginative, have enjoyed a fame and a following that he has never quite achieved. This is partly because he sought to be a scholar rather than a sage, partly because his work has not been easily accessible. Routledge’s reissue of an Edwardian abridgment of his 12-volume History of Greece, prefaced with an illuminating new introduction by Paul Cartledge, provides the best chance that there is likely to be of bringing him to a modern readership." London Review of Books.This famous history of Greece is beautifully bound in 1/2 navy morocco over navy boards with five spine compartments and 4 gilt raised bands. There is some very scattered, minor underscoring under less than a dozen lines of text in the table of contents of the first 3 volumes. Otherwise this is a clean and beautiful set. Bookseller Inventory # 882073

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Item Description: J. F. Diffenbacher, Publisher and Proprietor,, Pittsburgh, PA:, 1873. Book Condition: A VG+ copy. Adverts throughout, some illustrated with cuts. A useful primary source for information about individuals, companies & towns found in this Pennsylvania rare during this time, with a few listed towns apparently no longer extant. Wiggins & Co. known compilers of Pennsylvania & Ohio City & County Directories for this period, though we do not find this specific title recorded in the NUC, nor on OCLC. Neither ABPC nor AmEx show any copies being offered at any time. Rare. Modern dark tan quarter leather binding, with original board adverts laid-down. Original advert eps. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5-1/4". 1st, and apparently only, edition. 2 - 320, [2 (advert leaf)], 321 - 399 [= 401] pp. Endpapers included in pagination scheme. Index of Advertisers begins text, followed by an 18 pp history of Butler. Bookseller Inventory # 34717

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GROTE, George

Published by John Murray, London (1872)

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Item Description: John Murray, London, 1872. Ten volumes, octavo, folding maps and illustrations; a fine set in contemporary polished half calf, marbled sides and edges, spines decorated in gilt in compartments. A very handsome set of this classic history of Greece, widely read in the nineteenth century: this is the fourth of several editions. Bookseller Inventory # 3511201

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Jeffery, Lilian Hamilton

Published by Palgrave Macmillan (1976)

ISBN 10: 0312047606 ISBN 13: 9780312047603

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Item Description: Palgrave Macmillan, 1976. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0312047606

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Item Description: 1934. showing the couple standing together in their wedding clothes, she has her veil arranged around her feet and is carrying a bouquet of lilies, he is in full dress uniform with his hand on his sword, 8" x 6", no place, 29th November On 29 November 1934 the couple married at Westminster Abbey. The wedding was followed by a Greek ceremony in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace. Bookseller Inventory # 36761

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Gagarin, Michael (Editor)

Published by Oxford Univ Pr (2009)

ISBN 10: 0195170725 ISBN 13: 9780195170726

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Item Description: Oxford Univ Pr, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 3408 pages. 12.50x9.50x8.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0195170725

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Watkins Thomas

Published by J. Owen, London (1794)

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Item Description: J. Owen, London, 1794. Full-Leather. Book Condition: Good Light Wear. No Edition Indicated. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. " In a series of letters to Pennoyre watkins from Thomas atkins in the years 1787, 1788 , 1789."In two volumes , 839 pp., combined , light foxing . Edge wear is light , bindings are tight , volume 2 bottom outside corner has been chewed a bit .Please e-mail for more details . Bookseller Inventory # 28570

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ARROWSMITH, A[aron]. and hydrographer to His Majesty.

Published by A. & S. Arrowsmith, London (1824)

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Item Description: A. & S. Arrowsmith, London, 1824. Beautiful engraved map with contemporary hand-coloring measuring approx. 32" x 26" in mat and approx. 42 x 36" in handsome and appropriate frame. Shows inset of Crete at the lower left, and includes also Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, the western parts of Turkey and all of the Greek Archipelago. Bookseller Inventory # 24508

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Item Description: Cadell and Davies,, London, 1798. 4°. London, Cadell and Davies, 1798. 4°. Volume I: Engraved frontispiece portrait of Philip Earl of Hardwicke, LXII, 436 pages. Volume II: Portrait of "The Honourable Charles Yorke", XV, 466 pages. Original full leather (Hardcover). Rebacked in the early 19th century. Spines rubbed an slightly cracked. Besides minor foxing inside very tight and clean. The Athenian Letters was a collaborative work of Ancient Greek history and geography, published by a circle of authors around Charles Yorke and Philip Yorke, and taking the form of commentary in letter form on Thucidydes. It had a "considerable vogue". While still college students, the brothers Yorke planned the work, which was begun in 1739 and appeared in two volumes (1741 and 1743), initially in a very small private edition. Others involved, anonymously, were Thomas Birch, Henry Coventry, John Green, Samuel Salter, Catherine Talbot, Daniel Wray, George Henry Rooke, John Heaton, John Lawry, and William Heberden. The authorship was for a long time a well-guarded secret. A one-volume edition in 1781 ran to 100 copies, the first edition having been only of 10, and later editions and a French translation followed (Wikipedia) [With a wonderful handwritten note by American jurist John Forrest Dillon regarding the purchasing of the work on auction attached to the front free endpaper, explaining also the content and impact of the work. The two volumes include 14 portraits which we list here in order. 1."Philip Earl of Hardwicke" / 2. "Alcibiades" / 3. Unitentified "From an original Bust in the Collection of Charles Townley Esq." / 4. "Herodotus - From a Bust in the Capitol" / 5. "Thucydides" / 6. "Socrates" / 7. "Aristophanes" / 8. "Sophocles" / 9. "Charles Yorke" / 10. "Democritus" / 11. "Aspasia" / 12. "Hippocrates" / 13. "Nicias" / 14. "Euripides" ] John Forrest Dillon (December 25, 1831 – May 6, 1914) was an American jurist ("Dillon's Rule") who served on federal and Iowa state courts. He authored a highly influential treatise on the power of states over municipal governments. Dillon was born in Northampton, Montgomery County, New York (now part of Fulton County, New York). He studied medicine at the University of Iowa at the age of 19. Shortly after beginning his medical practice, he abandoned it to read law, and was admitted to the Iowa bar in 1852. He worked in private practice until he was elected Scott County prosecutor in 1853, and then to a judgeship in Iowa's 7th Judicial Circuit in 1858. He was elevated to the Iowa Supreme Court, serving from January 1, 1864, until he resigned December 31, 1869. For two years of this period he was Chief Justice. in 1869, President Grant appointed him to the United States Circuit Court, which became the Eighth Circuit. While on the federal bench, Dillon wrote Municipal Corporations (1872), one of the earliest systematic studies of the subject. He also authored Removal of Cases from State Courts to Federal Courts and Municipal Bonds, both in 1876. On February 17, 1876, during the Whiskey Ring graft prosecutions, Justice Dillon ruled Ulysses S. Grant's deposition for Orville E. Babcock was admissible in court. After leaving the Circuit Court, Dillon was a professor at Columbia Law School from 1879 until 1882, where he taught real estate and equity. He taught at Yale Law School from 1891 until 1892, during which time he also served as the president of the American Bar Association. Dillon then returned to private practice until his death in 1914 in New York City. A memorial fountain to Dillon was erected in downtown Davenport, Iowa in 1918, carved of Indiana limestone in Romanesque style, by sculptor Harry Liva. Dillon's oldest son, Hiram Price Dillon (1855 – 1918), became a lawyer in Iowa and a Master of Chancery in federal court. John F. Dillon's sister married John B. Jordan, a Davenport, Iowa, merchant. That marriage produced a daughter Jennie, who married Louis Stengel. Louis and Jennie Stengel had a son, Charles Dillon (Casey) Stengel, named. Bookseller Inventory # 24197AB

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BEN SHE.YI MING

ISBN 10: 7806083200 ISBN 13: 9787806083208

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Item Description: paperback. Book Condition: New. Language:Chinese.Publisher: Gansu Culture. Bookseller Inventory # E36504

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Dey J Brownlee

Published by Strategic Book (2012)

ISBN 10: 1609760468 ISBN 13: 9781609760465

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Item Description: Strategic Book, 2012. Paperback. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Bookseller Inventory # sbs0000389985

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Item Description: Dublin: Wm Curry, 1840. FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xiv, 464; viii, 495; 2 plans, illustrations, contemporary green half calf, a handsome set. Bookseller Inventory # 8335

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Item Description: - 1950, 1944. letters all written in black ink on Dunsany Castle or Dunstall Priory headed paper (excepting one written from Cadogan Square), typescript with manuscript corrections, typed transcript on Harrison's headed paper, pp. [1, 2, or 4, letters]; 5 [typescript]; [1, transcript], various sizes and formats, majority of letters in original envelopes with holograph address, a few tiny spots to borders of final typescript pages, transcript with some creasing and chipping to edges, good condition overall. An interesting group of letters from Dunsany to the violinist May Harrison, who had asked him to write a poem highlighting the desperate conditions of Greek children following German occupation to be read (evidently by John Gielgud) at a charity concert for said cause at the Albert Hall - the concert never took place, as the general election and further developments in Greece overtook arrangements, but the poem eventually appeared in 'To Awaken Pegasus' in 1949. The shared cause was close to Dunsany's heart: he had left Athens in 1941, where he was Professor of English Literature, under the shadow of the German invasion and - as he writes - has 'never ceased to think of [the children] [.] & nothing I should like more than to help the Greek Red Cross'. The letters give a direct insight into Dunsany's process of composition - indeed his letter of November 3rd 1944 breaks off as he tries 'desperately hard to think of something to write about', then recommences with his having 'made a start & have just written 25 lines', whilst his letter of December 11th in the same year corrects a few omissions and errors ('I made a ghastly mistake, dropping a whole line at the foot of a page'). His passion for the cause has directly informed his mode of composition - 'As for the last few lines, it will do them no harm in the Albert Hall to have their hearts trampled a bit [.] if you don't sufficiently harry them they may give their help to some other hard-pressed people, and I know of none who need that help more than the Greeks' - and also extends to his advice on the manner of the performance (he is glad that the idea of setting it to music has been abandoned), and its possible distribution in printed form (a few hundred could be printed, he would happily initial up to 500, and 'I would write out the whole poem in M.S., if you thought anyone would buy it'). A typescript of the poem, with a few manuscript corrections that do not appear to be in Dunsany's hand but which reflect changes made to the published version, is included and conforms to that referred to in the letters. Subsequent letters refer to their meetings and communication as well as casting light on their various professional activities - Harrison was a notable violinist, and the sister of the cellist Beatrice Harrison (who is also referred to). The poem, and the situation in Greece, receives further passing mention, but Dunsany's focus turns to other common causes - in particular that of dog mutilation, which formed the subject of a talk he had been invited to give by Harrison in 1950. The letters offer a statement of the author's profound empathy for man and animal, and his rationale for the adoption of what might be considered marginal causes is a perceptive one - 'The great evils are too well defended for me to talk about them [.] Their wickedness is worth millions to them, and they have to protect it [.] So I am left with the lesser evils, at least mutilating dogs is lesser to us: I don't know what the dog thinks of it, & most of us don't care' - as well as his observation regarding such causes, that an audience of 'intelligent women' offers the best engine for reform. (plus VAT in the EU). Bookseller Inventory # 55698

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BACON, Francis.) Carl A. Schmitz; Nicholas Yalouris; Dr. Max H. Von Freeden; Christiane Desroches Noblecourt.

Published by London: The Oldbourne Press, 1960-62 (1960)

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Item Description: London: The Oldbourne Press, 1960-62, 1960. 4 vols. Folio. Original lemon boards with fawn cloth spine, titles to front cover and spine gilt. Edges of boards rubbed, light browning to edges of pages and endpapers, dust jackets lightly rubbed to edges, nicked to corners. Photographs throughout by F. L. Kennet. First editions, first impressions. Inscribed in the first volume mentioned by the artist Francis Bacon on the front free endpaper, "To John, with all best wishes, Francis Bacon". Also inscribed in another hand "Christmas 1962, love from Robert". Bookseller Inventory # 46738

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Leake, William Martin.

Published by John Booth (1814)

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Item Description: John Booth, 1814. 1st Ed. 4to. xix + 472pp. + [iv] publishers adverts. 1 engraved plate (autograph facsimile of Suliote song, lightly offset). Some light sporadic foxing, ex.-Worcester lib. with a bookplate, contemporary boards, minor wear and marking with sl. loss to corners, rebacked in modern calf with gilt lettering to spine. Blackmer 970. ‘Leake’s first published work, part I only, all published, of his Researches, deals with the development of the Modern Greek language, grammar, syntax and pronunciation. It includes a catalogue of Modern Greek authors and texts, with places of publication. There are also passages on Wallachian, Bulgarian and Albanian.’ Additional postage may be necessary US$1500. Bookseller Inventory # 210884

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Published by Green & White Pub

ISBN 10: 1860991629 ISBN 13: 9781860991622

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Item Description: Green & White Pub. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library, so some stamps and wear, but in good overall condition. Bookseller Inventory # Z1-F-001-00619

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Item Description: The MacMillan Company & W.H. Allen 1960-1974, New York & London, 1960. First editions of thirteen volumes of Sasek's This is series. Quarto, 13 volumes. Includes: This Is New York; This Is Rome; This Is Edinburgh; This Is Venice; This Is San Francisco; This Is Israel; This Is Cape Kennedy; This Is Hong Kong; This Is Greece; This Is Texas; This Is the United Nations; This Is Australia; This Is Historic Britain; This Is Historic Britain. Each are near fine to fine in very good to near fine dust jackets. A nice group of first editions. Bookseller Inventory # 4409

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Barthelemy, Abbe

Published by Printed for J. Mawman, Etc., London (1817)

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Item Description: Printed for J. Mawman, Etc., London, 1817. 3/4 Leather. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 38 Plates in Atlas, Plus Frontispiece of the Author (illustrator). Fifth Edition. Atlas is small folio newly bound in dark brown half morocco with brown cloth boards and raised bands, to match the binding on the other 6 vol. of text. Handsome set , and very clean inside. The Abbe Barthelemy describes Greece as seen by a barbarian Scythian. 38 copper engraved plates, some double paed that depict famous battles, temples, maps and views, 9 of the maps are hand colored. Complete as called for, and no foxing. Images are available on request. Critical observations on the maps in the atlas volume by M. Barbie du Bocage. Bookseller Inventory # 008755

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John Potter

Published by Fitaherbert Adams (1697)

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Item Description: Fitaherbert Adams, 1697. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1697,First edition with dates matching on title page front and back. Written in English & Greek. Rebound (Bayntun-Riviere Bath) /Full Leather with rust orange leather label on spine and gilt 1697, 2 volumes are bound in one. 8"X4 3/4" X1 1/2". Some stains but overall clean. Previous owner's name and 1829 date on second endpaper. Engravings of different buildings in front and engravings of different sports are bound around page 50. Descriptions that matches the sports engravings are in volume II around page 411. Probably the sports engravings were moved when the volumes were combined and rebound. Volumes contains: The Civil Government of Athens and The Religion of Greece, 171 pages for volume I. Volume II page 172-424, plus index, errata, and ad for some books lately printed for Abel Swall. Bookseller Inventory # c15-1-36

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