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  • ISHERWOOD, Robert M.
    FARCE AND FANTASY: popular entertainment in eighteenth-century Paris

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. The paper issue in card covers. pp (xii), 324. Illustrated, Index. Ink owner name at front, VG+ otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 52199
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  • GOETHE, Johnann Wolfgang (Lynd Ward, ltd. ed.)
    FAUST: A Tragedy. Translated by Alice Raphael. With an introduction for the modern reader by Mark Van Doren and woodcuts by Lynd Ward

    Edition: First of this edition

    New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1930. Tall octavo. Original blue cloth spine gilt lettered and decorated boards (Art Deco design) printed in blue, black and gilt, top edges gilt, other edges. pp (xxii), 262 + 6 mounted woodcuts. Edition of 501 numbered copies (490 for sale), signed by the translator, this is #396. As well, the frontispiece is signed by Lynd Ward in pencil below the image. Spine a bit sunned; plates have tan spots at corners from glue used to tip them in, as always; else a fine copy, original glassine wrapper present (small tear at head of spine, creases to fore margin of front panel and front flap), no owner names, hinges not cracked. The…

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    New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1930. Tall octavo. Original blue cloth spine gilt lettered and decorated boards (Art Deco design) printed in blue, black and gilt, top edges gilt, other edges. pp (xxii), 262 + 6 mounted woodcuts. Edition of 501 numbered copies (490 for sale), signed by the translator, this is #396. As well, the frontispiece is signed by Lynd Ward in pencil below the image. Spine a bit sunned; plates have tan spots at corners from glue used to tip them in, as always; else a fine copy, original glassine wrapper present (small tear at head of spine, creases to fore margin of front panel and front flap), no owner names, hinges not cracked. The original decorated card slipcase (no lettering, same Deco design as covers and endpapers) has repaired splits to edges, small chip to fore edge of top side; wear to bottom side; just good. A most handsome edition of one of the great classics of world literature. 1.5 kg parcel

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 27455
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  • FAUST. Translated by Abraham Hayward. With illustrations by Willy Pogany by GOETHE
    GOETHE
    FAUST. Translated by Abraham Hayward. With illustrations by Willy Pogany

    London: Hutchinson, no date [1931?]. A later printing ca. 1931. Octavo, tan decorated cloth stamped in red and black. pp xx, (210), [2] + 16 colour plates. Illustrated title page printed in red and black. Page edges foxed, else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket is worn, with sizable chips and long tears, now in a plastic protector. The first Pogany edition was Hutchinson, 1908, with 30 colour plates.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46171
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  • JONES, Robert W.
    GENDER AND THE FORMATION OF TASTE IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN: the analysis of beauty

    Edition: First edition.

    Cambridge University Press, 1998. Black cloth. pp xii, 268, [6]. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 52154
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  • CAMPBELL, Thomas (1777-1844)
    GERTRUDE OF WYOMING; a Pennsylvanian Tale. And Other Poems

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, for the Author, 1809. Quarto. pp [4], 134. Bound in contemporary calf-backed boards. Ex library, with gilt call numbers at bottom of spine, old library label inside front cover, but no other library marks; cracked hinges and joints neatly repaired with paper internally making covers now firmly attached; spine rubbed and a bit chipped at tips; boards rubbed, worn at edges, with old clumsy repairs to outer corners; just good externally, internally very good or better, with light foxing but clean and unworn. This Scottish poet's famous verse on the Wyoming massacre in Pennsylvania in 1778.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 26793
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  • HENLEY, Brian
    HAMILTON 1889-1890 : "From the light-lit bay to the lordly hill"

    Hamilton, ON: Our Heritage Publications, for the Hamilton Public Library, no date, 1989. Card covers. pp 100. Photos. Fine copy. A look at the city 100 years in the past.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50481
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  • GODDEN, G.M. (Henry Fielding)
    HENRY FIELDING: a memoir. Including newly discovered letters and records with illustrations from contemporary prints.

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Musson / Sampson Low, Marston, no date (1910). Thick octavo, dark blue bevel-edge cloth, top edges gilt. Pp (xiv), (326), [2] + colour frontispiece with tissue guard + 34 b&w plates. Spine and margins of covers tanned; page edges yellowed; tear to lower inner margin of tissue guard repaired; margin chips to two leaves of index (no text loss), with three inch tear with old tape stain, now newly repaired with clear archival paper tape; tan spots to rear endpaper from flower once laid in; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39309
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  • ADDISON, Joseph and Richard Steele
    HISTORY, OPINIONS, AND LUCUBRATIONS, OF ISAAC BICKERSTAFF, Esq. From the "Tatler," by Steele and Addison. With Introduction, Notes, and Illustrations by H.R. Montgomery...Illustrated with a Series of Photographs.

    London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1861. Octavo, hardcover, original black bead grain cloth decorated with pink dots, paper spine label, light brown endpapers. pp viii, (xviii), 304 plus 24 pp publisher's catalogue. Extensive notes at rear. Ads on front and rear pastedowns. With eleven actual photographs (of prints) pasted in within tan panels. Spine label tanned and lightly rubbed, with small chips at head; two small splits to joints; spine very lightly sunned; plates have light foxing, with some puckering to the paper from the pasting-in of the photos; else a near fine copy, hinges not cracked. With the pencil ownership signature of Roger Senhouse, British publisher, translator, and Lytton Strachey's last lover.. A selection from Addison &…

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    London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1861. Octavo, hardcover, original black bead grain cloth decorated with pink dots, paper spine label, light brown endpapers. pp viii, (xviii), 304 plus 24 pp publisher's catalogue. Extensive notes at rear. Ads on front and rear pastedowns. With eleven actual photographs (of prints) pasted in within tan panels. Spine label tanned and lightly rubbed, with small chips at head; two small splits to joints; spine very lightly sunned; plates have light foxing, with some puckering to the paper from the pasting-in of the photos; else a near fine copy, hinges not cracked. With the pencil ownership signature of Roger Senhouse, British publisher, translator, and Lytton Strachey's last lover.. A selection from Addison & Steele's THE TATLER (first pub. 1710-11), illustrated with actual photographs, though since they are of engravings, they seem to have been employed for novelty more than anything else.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 20347
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  • COLGATE, William (Horace Walpole, John Milton)
    HORACE WALPOLE ON MILTON: a summary of his annotations on the work of Thomas Warton Concerning the poems of John Milton from the London edition of James Dodsley 1785

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Privately Printed, 1953. Quarto, green cloth with paper cover label, spine gilt lettered. pp (x), 18, (6). Frontispiece from a drawing of Walpole by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Edge nick to cover label and to top edge of front cover, else fine. Inscribed by the author to the noted Canadian historian "For Edwin C. Guillet with the author's kind regards. 29 October 1954." Laid in is a printed sheets stating that "The annotated copy of Thomas Warton's book of Milton's poems (1785), on which this book is mongraph is based, was originally in the library of Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, and bore his bookplate. Later it became part of my collection, to be acquired finally by Dr.…

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    Toronto: Privately Printed, 1953. Quarto, green cloth with paper cover label, spine gilt lettered. pp (x), 18, (6). Frontispiece from a drawing of Walpole by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Edge nick to cover label and to top edge of front cover, else fine. Inscribed by the author to the noted Canadian historian "For Edwin C. Guillet with the author's kind regards. 29 October 1954." Laid in is a printed sheets stating that "The annotated copy of Thomas Warton's book of Milton's poems (1785), on which this book is mongraph is based, was originally in the library of Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, and bore his bookplate. Later it became part of my collection, to be acquired finally by Dr. Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis, editor of the Yale edition of Walpole's correspondence. W.C. Of this edition 100 copies were printed." There was also a paper issue.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 38426
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  • COLGATE, William (Horace Walpole, John Milton)
    HORACE WALPOLE ON MILTON: a summary of his annotations on the work of Thomas Warton Concerning the poems of John Milton from the London edition of James Dodsley 1785

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Privately Printed, 1953. Quarto, red card covers. pp (xiv), 18, (8). Frontispiece from a drawing of Walpole by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Lacking the cover label, with a glue stain; corner creases, nicks to covers; VG otherwise. Inscribed by the author to the noted Canadian historian "To Edwin C. Guillet with an old friend's kind regards. W.C." There was a hardcover issue with a laid in printed sheet (not present here) which stated that "The annotated copy of Thomas Warton's book of Milton's poems (1785), on which this book is mongraph is based, was originally in the library of Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, and bore his bookplate. Later it became part of my collection, to be acquired…

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    Toronto: Privately Printed, 1953. Quarto, red card covers. pp (xiv), 18, (8). Frontispiece from a drawing of Walpole by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Lacking the cover label, with a glue stain; corner creases, nicks to covers; VG otherwise. Inscribed by the author to the noted Canadian historian "To Edwin C. Guillet with an old friend's kind regards. W.C." There was a hardcover issue with a laid in printed sheet (not present here) which stated that "The annotated copy of Thomas Warton's book of Milton's poems (1785), on which this book is mongraph is based, was originally in the library of Horace Walpole at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, and bore his bookplate. Later it became part of my collection, to be acquired finally by Dr. Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis, editor of the Yale edition of Walpole's correspondence." A photocopy of that sheet, plus a photocopy of the cover label, are laid in.Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 38427
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  • HUDIBRAS, in three parts. Written in the Time of the Late Wars: Corrected and Amended. With Large Annotations, and a Preface, by Zachary Grey, LL.D. Adorn’d with a new Set of Cuts. by BUTLER, Samuel, 1613-80 (William Hogarth)
    BUTLER, Samuel, 1613-80 (William Hogarth)
    HUDIBRAS, in three parts. Written in the Time of the Late Wars: Corrected and Amended. With Large Annotations, and a Preface, by Zachary Grey, LL.D. Adorn’d with a new Set of Cuts.

    Edition: First of this edition

    Cambridge: Printed by J. Bentham, Printer to the University, for W. Innys, A. Ward, [et al], 1744. Two volumes, octavo (20 cm). pp (2), xxxvi, (42, .subscribers list), 424, (16, Index); (2), 446, (24, Index). Contemporary calf with gilt-tooled armorial devices on the front covers, page edges dyed red; complete with the list of subscribers, portrait frontispiece, and sixteen engraved plates after William Hogarth by Mynde, six of which are folding. ESCT T2679. The first printing of Zachary Grey’s edition of the text, with his preface and extensive annotations, "the best edition" according to Dibdin and Lowndes. Of added interest are the sixteen lively plates from Hogarth. First edition to contain the Preface and Annotations by Grey; the Hogarth…

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    Cambridge: Printed by J. Bentham, Printer to the University, for W. Innys, A. Ward, [et al], 1744. Two volumes, octavo (20 cm). pp (2), xxxvi, (42, .subscribers list), 424, (16, Index); (2), 446, (24, Index). Contemporary calf with gilt-tooled armorial devices on the front covers, page edges dyed red; complete with the list of subscribers, portrait frontispiece, and sixteen engraved plates after William Hogarth by Mynde, six of which are folding. ESCT T2679. The first printing of Zachary Grey’s edition of the text, with his preface and extensive annotations, "the best edition" according to Dibdin and Lowndes. Of added interest are the sixteen lively plates from Hogarth. First edition to contain the Preface and Annotations by Grey; the Hogarth illustrations appeared in earlier editions (first in 1726) but were re-engraved for this edition. Spines worn - chipped, with vertical cracks, parts of the labels on Volume I lacking; joints repaired with rice paper, covers now holding but a little tender; contents with occasional faint spotting and toning, but generally very clean, bright and crisp, with fine impressions of the plates. Front pastedowns with the armorial bookplate of Edward Montagu Stuart Granville, Earl of Wharncliffe; penciled notation and old bookseller’s catalog clipping tipped in. 2 kg parcel

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49749
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  • McDonnnell, John
    Irish eighteenth-century stuccowork and its European sources

    Dublin: National Gallery of Ireland, 1991. Glossy card covers. pp (x), 132. B&w illustrations, index. Tiny corner crease to front cover, ink owner name at front, else fine. 1.2 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 52119
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  • CROCKER, (Lester G.) [Jean-Jacques Rousseau].
    JEAN-JACQUES ROSSEAU. The Quest (1712-1758). The Prophetic Voice (1758-1778).

    New York: Macmillan, 1974. 2nd printing. Two volumes, 8vo, grey-brown cloth. (xii), 372; (x), 385, [5] pp. A fine pair in fine jackets, no previous owner names. A study and biography of the great author. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 12099
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  • GREEN, F.C. (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)
    JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU: A Critical Study of His Life and Writings

    Edition: First edition.

    Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1955. Grey cloth. pp [8], 376 + frontispiece portrait. Light spine sunning, bump to lower outer corners of covers, yellowing to page edges, else a VG clean and tight jacketless copy. Inscribed by the author " To____ as a small token of gratitude for his kindness to a very amateurish fisher of bass. From F.C. Green. 10 Nov, 1956". There was an Easton Press reprint in 1994.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 27964
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  • GOLDBERG, Gerald Y. (Jonathan Swift)
    JONATHAN SWIFT AND CONTEMPORARY CORK...

    Edition: First edition.

    Cork, Ireland: Mercier Press, 1967. Narrow octavo, olive boards. pp 120 + tinted yellow plates. Corner crease to front free endpaper and title leaf, else fine, no owner names. Cream dust jacket has slight soiling on rear cover, VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 32776
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  • HYPHOFF, Elisæus
    Kort inledning til den gamla och nya swenska historien, begynnarom til tjenst, af de trowa¨rdigaste skribenter, samt a¨ldre och nyare handlingar, sammandragen, af Elisæo Hyphoff. Och til na¨rwarande tider fortsat

    Gotheborg: Georg Lange, 1757. Small octavo, 162 mm. pp [4]. 192 + [2, Register]. Bound in old plain half calf and boards. Boards have some rubbing, light stains, and edge wear; C 18 ink inscriptions on front pastedown; no front free endpaper (as issued, I believe); mild ink underlining on page 27; light damp stain to last few leaves; else a VG clean and tight copy. Pages 173 to end update the text from 1743 to 1755 and are headed "Imprimatur, N. von Oelreich." Previously publish8ed Gotheborg, 1744. 8vo. 172 pp

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 22960
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  • WATELET, Claude-Henri, 1718-86
    L'art de peindre. Pöeme. Avec des réflexions sur les différentes partis de la peinture

    Edition: First edition.

    Paris: H.L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour, 1760. 16mo, 14.5 cm (there was also a quarto edition). pp (2), xxiv, 152, (2) + 2 plates. Lacking the frontispiece (this copy seems to have never had one). Bound in contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt decorated with label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spine has shallow chip at head, small chip to upper rear joint, small chip about 0.5 on a side to middle of front joint; front joint partially cracked but covers quite firmly attached, inner hinges not cracked. In all, externally good, internally fine, no owner names. Title page vignette and 23 finely engraved head and tale pieces by J.B.M. Pierre, engraved by the author. Watelet was an amateur…

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    Paris: H.L. Guerin & L. F. Delatour, 1760. 16mo, 14.5 cm (there was also a quarto edition). pp (2), xxiv, 152, (2) + 2 plates. Lacking the frontispiece (this copy seems to have never had one). Bound in contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt decorated with label, all edges red, marbled endpapers. Spine has shallow chip at head, small chip to upper rear joint, small chip about 0.5 on a side to middle of front joint; front joint partially cracked but covers quite firmly attached, inner hinges not cracked. In all, externally good, internally fine, no owner names. Title page vignette and 23 finely engraved head and tale pieces by J.B.M. Pierre, engraved by the author. Watelet was an amateur painter, engraver, and collector, and the present book, his first, is a long poem on the practice of painting. It got him elected to the French Academy in the year of publication.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33523
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  • Les Agrémens de la Vieillesse, ou la manière de la passer sans ennui, sans douleur et sans souci by (Poncet de la Rivière, Vincent-Mathias, 1707-80)
    (Poncet de la Rivière, Vincent-Mathias, 1707-80)
    Les Agrémens de la Vieillesse, ou la manière de la passer sans ennui, sans douleur et sans souci

    Edition: First Edition

    La Haye: No publisher, 1749. Small 8vo (17 cm) in early/original plain wraps with early manuscript title labels to the spine; 160 pp.; woodcut title-page vignette, head- and tail-pieces, untrimmed. Page edges tanned, only occasional light foxing to lightly toned text, narrow chips to backstrip at foot, small chip to lower outer corner of title leaf; corner crease to one leaf at rear; else fine. A treatise on the "pleasures" of old age attributed to Poncet de la Rivière, Bishop of Troyes, with many insights into how to pass one's dotage without boredom, pain or worry. OCLC locates only 15 copies worldwide (some of which may be digital or microfiche reproductions) and none in the USA.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47247
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  • LES INCAS, ou La Destruction de l'Empire du Pérou by MARMONTEL, Jean-François (1723-99]
    MARMONTEL, Jean-François (1723-99]
    LES INCAS, ou La Destruction de l'Empire du Pérou

    Edition: First Edition

    Paris: Lacombe, 1777. Two volumes, 19.5 cm, full straight-grained navy blue morocco, all page edges gilt, bound-in ribbon markers, pink endpapers. pp [iii]-xii, (339, errata), [3]; (2), 380, (4, approbation and privilege), [2]. Engraved frontispiece and 10 engraved plates by de Launay, Duclos, de Ghendt, Helman, Leveau, Née and Simonet after Jean Michel Moreau Le Jeune (complete). Bindings have light wear to the edges and corners; mild foxing early and late; light toning to several plates; inner hinges cracked but firm; 7 cm tear to lower inner corner of front free endpaper of volume II neatly repaired; VG+ otherwise, the contents quite clean and fresh. Sabin 44652; Cohen-De Ricci 690. Marmontel's account of the fall of the Inca Empire,…

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    Paris: Lacombe, 1777. Two volumes, 19.5 cm, full straight-grained navy blue morocco, all page edges gilt, bound-in ribbon markers, pink endpapers. pp [iii]-xii, (339, errata), [3]; (2), 380, (4, approbation and privilege), [2]. Engraved frontispiece and 10 engraved plates by de Launay, Duclos, de Ghendt, Helman, Leveau, Née and Simonet after Jean Michel Moreau Le Jeune (complete). Bindings have light wear to the edges and corners; mild foxing early and late; light toning to several plates; inner hinges cracked but firm; 7 cm tear to lower inner corner of front free endpaper of volume II neatly repaired; VG+ otherwise, the contents quite clean and fresh. Sabin 44652; Cohen-De Ricci 690. Marmontel's account of the fall of the Inca Empire, sympathetic to the Indians if somewhat melodramatic, nicely illustrated. Because a chapter calling for religious tolerance in his book BÉLISAIRE earned him the censure of the Sorbonne and the Archbishop of Paris, in LES INCAS he retaliated by attributing the cruelty of the Spanish to their religious zeal. Significant as an Enlightenment era plea for tolerance, the work proved popular and went through numerous editions in several languages. Jean-François Marmontel was a French historian, writer, librettist, prominent member of the Encyclopédistes, friend of Voltaire, and from 1783, perpetual secretary of the Académie. Front paste-down with the engraved armorial bookplate of Ross Ambler Curran, early twentieth-century California society figure and bibliophile.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45242
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  • ST. JOHN, Henry, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke, 1678-1751
    LETTERS ON THE STUDY AND USE OF HISTORY

    Edition: First edition

    London: A. Millar, 1752. Two volumes. pp (4), 315; (4), (288), [2]. Halt-titles present. Contemporary calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ornament, labels. Spines lightly sunned; inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; endpapers and some early and late leaves browning in margins from turn-ins; old armorial bookplate of Alex Drummond at the front of each, with an old ink inscription on each front free endpaper indicating that the books were a gift from Lord Cathcart; ink name on title pages of John Hamilton; fore margrin of front free endpaper of Voll. I a little ragged; in all, a VG pair, text quite clean and unworn, tight in the bindings. ESTC T88772. A corrected edition in a one volume…

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    London: A. Millar, 1752. Two volumes. pp (4), 315; (4), (288), [2]. Halt-titles present. Contemporary calf, spines with raised bands, gilt ornament, labels. Spines lightly sunned; inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper; endpapers and some early and late leaves browning in margins from turn-ins; old armorial bookplate of Alex Drummond at the front of each, with an old ink inscription on each front free endpaper indicating that the books were a gift from Lord Cathcart; ink name on title pages of John Hamilton; fore margrin of front free endpaper of Voll. I a little ragged; in all, a VG pair, text quite clean and unworn, tight in the bindings. ESTC T88772. A corrected edition in a one volume format was published the same year. Bolingbroke was an influential Tory politician, able orator, political philosopher, and government official who supported the Jacobite rebellion of 1751 and the Old Pretender, for whom he served in exile as his foreign minister. He was friends with Swift, Pope, and Voltaire and influenced the American republicans Adams, Jefferson, and Madison. Disraeli considered him the "Father of Modern Toryism"."History is philosophy teaching by example and also by warning." is a famous quote from him. 2 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 49732
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