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  • FELICTY: selected poems by TRAHERNE, Thomas
    TRAHERNE, Thomas
    FELICTY: selected poems

    (Dundas, Ontario): Aliquando Press, 2014. Octavo, 22.3 x 14 cm. Grey card covers with yapp fore edges, paper spine label, white strips threaded through covers, green endpapers, colour illustrations and title page, headers in gold. pp (36). + frontispiece and 9 full-page colour illustrations on five leaves; erratum at rear. "The text is based on the 1910 edition of POEMS OF FELICITY, retaining much of Traherne's idosyncratic spelling. This edition was designed, illustrated, printed, and bound by William Reuter at The Aliquando Press. Garamont type was printed on Hanemühle paper and the linocuts on handmade Udabon B paper. The book was bound with Zander Elephant Hide paper. Of 35 copies produced in November 2014, numbers 1 to 5 include an extra suite of signed printed. This is copy number 33". Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45844
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  • BENDER, Robert M., editor
    FIVE COURTIER POETS OF THE ENGLISH RENAISSANCE

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Washington Square Press, 1967. Cloth and decorated boards. pp (xvi), 671. Tidy ink owner name and date at front, else fine in very nearly fine jacket, no marks in text. Collects the major works of Sir Thomas Wyatt, Henry Howard (Earl of Surrey), Sir Philip Sidney, Fulke Greville (Lord Brooke), and Sir Walter Ralegh.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47642
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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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  • DAVENANT, William, Sir (Thomas Hobbes)
    GONDIBERT. Edited by David F. Gladish

    Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971. Octavo, dark blue cloth. pp xlv, 312. Tidy ink owner name (date on other side) at top of front free endpaper, else fine. Dust jacket has some rubbing, small tears; sticker scar at lower spine; good. Pages 45-55 contain Thomas Hobbes' Answer to Davenant’s Preface. Also includes a study of the biliographically interesting 1651 Quarto. A heroic epic poem in five parts.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34540
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  • HAN OF ICELAND. Translated by John Chesterfield by HUGO, Victor
    HUGO, Victor
    HAN OF ICELAND. Translated by John Chesterfield

    Edinburgh: John Grant, 1903. Octavo, bound in half red morocco and marbled boards, boldly marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, spine with nice floral decoration. Two volumes in one format. 6 plates with captioned tissue guards. Boards have some rubbing, only minor rubbing to the spine, light foxing to title pages and Contents pages, else a VG+ copy, no owner names, tight in the binding. An odd volume from a set - The Novels Complete and Unabridged of Victor Hugo. The novel is complete in this volume in a handsome binding. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 37261
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  • BESANT, Walter, 1836-1901
    HERR PAULUS, his rise, his greatness, and his fall

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1888. Three volumes, octavo, orignal brown cloth decorated in two shades of blue, blind device on rear covers, spines gilt lettered, grey floral endpapers. pp (4), (307); (4), 284, (32 pp Dec., 1887, ads); (4), 300. Books a bit leaned, with moderate wear at spine ends; upper portion of front covers lighter from removed labels; small private name label dated Dec., 1892, at front of each volume; tan soil spots to Contents leaf of volume II; else a nice, clean, VG unworn pair, hinges not cracked. A novel about a fraudulent spritualist medium, based on Daniel Douglas Home. Mesmerism. Wolff 448. Sadleir 189. Not in Bleiler nor Reginald. Clute discusses Besant, but not this novel. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39446
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  • THIERS, (Jean-Baptiste, 1636-1703).
    Histoire des perruques, où l'on fait voir leur origine, leur usage, leur forme, l'abus et l'irrégularité de celles des ecclésiastiques.

    Edition: First edition.

    Paris: aux dépens de l'auteur, 1690. Édition originale. 12mo. [24], 544 pp + Privilege leaf; three small woodcuts on p. 133. Bound in old calf, spine with raised bands and gilt-decorated compartments, sprinkled page edges. Shallow chips to spine tips; front joint cracked but cover still firmly attached; fingernail-size skinned spot to upper outer corner of front cover; fingernail-size damp spot to top margin of page 529 to end; in all a VG tight copy, text quite clean and unworn, no owner names. Thiers was a respected theologian and writer. This work, which opposes the wearing of wigs by the clergy, has been said to be the first comprehensive book on wigs.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 22054
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  • DANTE (Roy Campbell)
    IL PARADISO DI DANTE: An English Version by T.W. Ramsey. With a foreword by Roy Campbell

    Edition: First edition of this translation

    Aldington, Kent: Hand & Flower Press, 1952. Octavo, 148 pp. Yellow cloth. Ink gift inscription to blank verso of front free endpaper, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33589
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  • TOSCANO, Antonio, editor
    INTERPRETING THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE: Literary Perspectives

    Edition: First Edition

    Stony Brook, NY: Filibrary / Forum Italicum, 1991. Tall octavo, icard covers with flaps. pp. xvi, 207. Small corner crease to front cover, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise. "This book is a collection of perspectives [18 essays] on the literature of the Italian Renaissance prepared for the [titled] symposium which was held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, March 1-3, 1990." - Introduction. (Filibrary Series #1)

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 27632
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  • IU-KIAO-LI; or, The Two Fair Cousins. A Chinese novel. From the French of M. Abel-Remusat by ABEL-REMUSAT, Jean-Pierre, translator
    ABEL-REMUSAT, Jean-Pierre, translator
    IU-KIAO-LI; or, The Two Fair Cousins. A Chinese novel. From the French of M. Abel-Remusat

    Edition: First edition in English

    London: Hunt & Clarke, 1827. Two volumes, 17.5 cm. Bound in half calf and marbled boards, sprinkled page edges, spine with maroon labels, gilt decoration. Armorial bookplates of Fitzherbert-Macdonald. Rubbing and scuffing to joints and corners neatly touched up; 1859 ink owner names; moderate foxing early and late; rubbing to the boards; else a VG pair, hinges not cracked, tight in the binding, text fine but for the foxing. >>>First published in French under the title Iu-kiao-li, ou, Les deux cousines: roman Chinois, 1826, making this one of the earliest examples of Chinese literature translated for Western readers. The original text, today more correctly transliterated as Yu Jiao Li, dates from the early 17th century and is typical of…

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    London: Hunt & Clarke, 1827. Two volumes, 17.5 cm. Bound in half calf and marbled boards, sprinkled page edges, spine with maroon labels, gilt decoration. Armorial bookplates of Fitzherbert-Macdonald. Rubbing and scuffing to joints and corners neatly touched up; 1859 ink owner names; moderate foxing early and late; rubbing to the boards; else a VG pair, hinges not cracked, tight in the binding, text fine but for the foxing. >>>First published in French under the title Iu-kiao-li, ou, Les deux cousines: roman Chinois, 1826, making this one of the earliest examples of Chinese literature translated for Western readers. The original text, today more correctly transliterated as Yu Jiao Li, dates from the early 17th century and is typical of romances of the late Ming and early Qing period. The original translator, Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat, 1788-1832, trained for a career in medicine but instead pursued Chinese studies while researching traditional Chinese medicine. He taught himself to read Mandarin and became the first Chair of Sinology at the Collège de France in Paris, where did much to popularize Chinese culture. This edition includes (mostly) his original Preface which is a brief account of the merits and peculiarities of Chinese fiction. Not in Sadleir; Wolff 7497 (noting that some people thought this publication was a hoax). The name of the English translator is not known. Fitzherbert Macdonald was a solicitor who was the Registrar of Salisbury from at least 1851 to 1859.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47069
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  • BROOKE, (Rupert) [John Webster]
    JOHN WEBSTER & THE ELIZABETHAN DRAMA.

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart, 1916. Octavo. Black cloth with paper spine label. pp (xii), 276. Ink owner inscription on front free endpaper, tiny edge chips to spine label, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. Written 1911-12 as Brooke's dissertation at King's College, Cambridge, it won him a fellowship.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 884
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  • KATERFELTO: a story of Exmoor. Illustrated by Lucy E. Kemp-Welch by WHYTE-MELVILLE, G.J. (George John, 1821-78)
    WHYTE-MELVILLE, G.J. (George John, 1821-78)
    KATERFELTO: a story of Exmoor. Illustrated by Lucy E. Kemp-Welch

    London: Ward, Lock, no date. Later edition, ca 1890s? (first was Chatto & Windus, 1875). Octavo, blue cloth spine gilt lettered, chromolithographic boards, dark grey top page edges. pp (296) + 4 plates. Spine only lightly darkened, with minor rubbing at ends; shelf wear to edges of boards, bit of wear to outer corners; rear cover has has rubbing to paper at one corner and mild soiling; endpapers yellowed, text paper lightly toned; book only a mite leaned; in all, a VG copy, colourful front cover bright and unworn, no owner names, text clean and tight in the binding. Front cover depicts a stag standing in a stream, head lowered and horns forward, facing down five hounds swimming toward…

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    London: Ward, Lock, no date. Later edition, ca 1890s? (first was Chatto & Windus, 1875). Octavo, blue cloth spine gilt lettered, chromolithographic boards, dark grey top page edges. pp (296) + 4 plates. Spine only lightly darkened, with minor rubbing at ends; shelf wear to edges of boards, bit of wear to outer corners; rear cover has has rubbing to paper at one corner and mild soiling; endpapers yellowed, text paper lightly toned; book only a mite leaned; in all, a VG copy, colourful front cover bright and unworn, no owner names, text clean and tight in the binding. Front cover depicts a stag standing in a stream, head lowered and horns forward, facing down five hounds swimming toward him, two gents in 18th century attire sneaking up on the bank. Rear cover bears an advertisement for "Lorola", a milk & cucumber skin cream. Once very popular Scottish author of sporting and historical novels and poetry from neat St. Andrews (his dad was Captain and the golf club), The present tale, 1760s, Exmoor, is one of his sporting stories. A very decent copy of an appealing edition.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40710
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  • JUDGES, A.V., editor
    KEY WRITINGS ON SUBCULTURES 1535-1727. Classics from the underworld volume I. The Elizabethan underworld: a collection of Tudor and early Stuart tracts and ballads

    London: Routledge, 2002. Second printing of the 1965 edition, which was itself a facsimile reprint of the 1930 Routledge & Kegan Paul edition, with a new preface. Quarto, dark blue cloth. pp (2), (lxvi), 543. Illustrations, index. Two shallow bruises to edges of front cover; ink name and date at top of half-title page; else fine. "The Elizabethan Underworld collects together sixteen of the more important tracts from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries dealing with the lives and misdoings of thieves, rogues, and tricksters. For the most part the original authors were men of experience - watchmen, constables and those who drifted into the London underworld and learnt its tricks. A thorough introduction contributes a full historical background…

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    London: Routledge, 2002. Second printing of the 1965 edition, which was itself a facsimile reprint of the 1930 Routledge & Kegan Paul edition, with a new preface. Quarto, dark blue cloth. pp (2), (lxvi), 543. Illustrations, index. Two shallow bruises to edges of front cover; ink name and date at top of half-title page; else fine. "The Elizabethan Underworld collects together sixteen of the more important tracts from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries dealing with the lives and misdoings of thieves, rogues, and tricksters. For the most part the original authors were men of experience - watchmen, constables and those who drifted into the London underworld and learnt its tricks. A thorough introduction contributes a full historical background and outlines contemporary social contexts. " Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

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    Book ID: 34618
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  • Tasso, Torquato (1544-95)
    King Torrismondo. Dual Language Edition. Translation, Introductory Essays, and Notes by Maria Pastore Passaro

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Fordham University Press, 1997. Colour glossy boards. pp viii, 332. Sunning to the pink portion of the spine, light foxing to top page edges, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner marks, no jacket (as issued). The first direct translation from the Italian into English. A dramatic tragedy, with Italian and English text on facing pages.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 27851
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  • Krakas Maal eller kvad om Kong Ragnar Lodbroks Kirgsbedrifter og Heltedod Efter En Gammel Skindbog Og Flere Hidtil Ubenytede Haandskrifter Med Dansk, Latinsk Og Fransk Oversættelse, Forskjellige Læsemaader, Samt Kritiske Og Philologiske Anmærkninger by Rafn, Carl Christian, editor
    Rafn, Carl Christian, editor
    Krakas Maal eller kvad om Kong Ragnar Lodbroks Kirgsbedrifter og Heltedod Efter En Gammel Skindbog Og Flere Hidtil Ubenytede Haandskrifter Med Dansk, Latinsk Og Fransk Oversættelse, Forskjellige Læsemaader, Samt Kritiske Og Philologiske Anmærkninger

    Copenhagen: Jens Hostrup Schultz, 1826. Original boards, with cloth spine with paper label. 152 pp.; colored facsimile and engraved music leaf (printed on both sides), with tissue guard, bound in at the rear. Rather nasty gouge from the top of the front board, with concomitant loss to the half-title (blank area), and including two letters of "Krakas" on the title page; small chip to head of spine; otherwise clean, bright and fresh; unopened at the top edges, hence unread. Old Norse text with Icelandic, Danish, Latin and French translations, Danish notes. "Ragnar Lodbrok ...was a historically dubious Norse Viking hero and legendary king of Denmark and Sweden, known from Viking Age Old Norse poetry and sagas. According to that…

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    Copenhagen: Jens Hostrup Schultz, 1826. Original boards, with cloth spine with paper label. 152 pp.; colored facsimile and engraved music leaf (printed on both sides), with tissue guard, bound in at the rear. Rather nasty gouge from the top of the front board, with concomitant loss to the half-title (blank area), and including two letters of "Krakas" on the title page; small chip to head of spine; otherwise clean, bright and fresh; unopened at the top edges, hence unread. Old Norse text with Icelandic, Danish, Latin and French translations, Danish notes. "Ragnar Lodbrok ...was a historically dubious Norse Viking hero and legendary king of Denmark and Sweden, known from Viking Age Old Norse poetry and sagas. According to that traditional literature, Ragnar distinguished himself by many raids against Francia and Anglo-Saxon England during the 9th century. There is no evidence that he existed under this name and outside of the mythology associated with him. According to the Tale of Ragnar Lodbrok, Ragnar was the son of the Swedish king Sigurd Ring." - Wikipedia. "Krákumál or the Lay of Kraka is a skaldic poem, consisting of a monologue in which Ragnar Lodbrok is dying in Ælla's snake pit and looks back at a life full of heroic deeds. It was composed in the 12th century, almost certainly in the Scottish islands. It is composed in a kind of háttlausa in 29 stanzas, most of them with ten lines. In moving and forceful language, the poem deals with the joys of the life of a warrior, the hope that his death will be followed by a gory revenge, and the knowledge that he will soon know the pleasures of Valhalla. The poem has been translated into several languages and it has contributed to the modern image of a Viking warrior." - Wikipedia. This is the first complete edition of Krákumál, with the original Icelandic text arranged with a parallel translation into Danish, and a translation into French. Rafn, a distinguished antiquarian, was among the first to insist that Viking travels to America were fact and not myth.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50674
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  • RAMLER, Karl Wilhelm (1725-1798)
    Kurzgefasste Mythologie oder Lehre von den fabelhaften Göttern und Halbgöttern und Helden des Alterthums. In zwey Theilen mit vierzehn Kupfern

    Edition: First Edition

    Berlin: Friedrich Maurer, 1790-91, 1791. 16mo, three volumes. Third volume is ALLEGORISCHE PERSONEN ZUM GEBRAUCHE DER BILDENDN KÜNSTLER, als eini Anhang zu K.W. Ramlers kurzegefassten Mythologie. Nebst einem Register über das ganze Werk. Berlin: Maurer, 1791. pp (4), xvi, 368; 369-774; viii, (239). With 11 (of 14) copper plates (lacking 3 plates). Recently rebound in half dark blue-grey morocco with blue marbled boards, raised bands, grey-green endpapers, but no spine lettering. Old rubber stamp in Russian on verso of second leaf of volume one; damp stain to upper outer corners of third volume; occasional light foxing. A nice set otherwise, clean and unworn. The author explains in a note at the beginning of the second part that he had…

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    Berlin: Friedrich Maurer, 1790-91, 1791. 16mo, three volumes. Third volume is ALLEGORISCHE PERSONEN ZUM GEBRAUCHE DER BILDENDN KÜNSTLER, als eini Anhang zu K.W. Ramlers kurzegefassten Mythologie. Nebst einem Register über das ganze Werk. Berlin: Maurer, 1791. pp (4), xvi, 368; 369-774; viii, (239). With 11 (of 14) copper plates (lacking 3 plates). Recently rebound in half dark blue-grey morocco with blue marbled boards, raised bands, grey-green endpapers, but no spine lettering. Old rubber stamp in Russian on verso of second leaf of volume one; damp stain to upper outer corners of third volume; occasional light foxing. A nice set otherwise, clean and unworn. The author explains in a note at the beginning of the second part that he had to enlarge the work by a few pages and has supplied a new plate which can be substituted or the original in the Jupiter section, which would perhaps explain why he says the book comes with 15 plates, while the list of plates calls for 14. Missing in this copy are the plates for Venus and Mars, Ceres, and Bacchus, and Pomona and Flora. > A book on classical mythology by this German poet who was from 1790-96 manager of the Royal Theatre. He was a friend of Lessing and Kleist and did many translations of classical poetry.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41494
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  • CHOQUET, (Charles).
    Les Dix nouvelles, ou les Jeunes personnes à leur entrée dans le monde, par Ch. Choquet. Deuxième Edition.

    Paris: Parmantier, 1824. Second edition (first was in 1822). Quarter bound in contemporary calf and marbled boards, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, bound-in ribbon markers. Vol. I: iv, (355) pp. Engraved frontispiece, illustrated title page, and four other plates inserted. Vol. II: (357) pp. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, and four other plates inserted. Some foxing to text and plates, but not heavy; volume I has a tear to lower margin of pp 265-66 neatly repaired (no text affected); a VG tight, unworn and attractive pair, neither joints nor hinges cracked. Charming illustrations of young adults in period costume.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 21934
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  • LESSING, Gotthold Ephraim
    LESSING'S THEOLOGICAL WRITINGS. Selections in translation with an introductory essay by Henry Chadwick

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Adam & Charles Black, 1956. Reddish brown boards. pp 110. Ink owner name at front, else fine in VG jacket.Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45106
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  • MAGALOTTI, Lorenzo (1637-1712)
    LETTERE FAMILIARI...Divise in due Parti

    Venezia (Venice): Sebastiano Coleti, 1732. Second edition (first was in 1719). Octavo, quarter bound in leather and marbled boards, blue page edges. pp (xvi), 420 + mounted frontispiece; illustrated title page. Lower outer corner of front cover bumped, a bit worn; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; slight foxing mainly early and late; two small ink spots on pp 93-94 (affecting only two letters partially); else a VG clean and tight copy. With bookplate of noted Galileo scholar Stillman Drake. Magalotti, born to a noble Florentine family, served as a diplomat. "First a Galilean, then a free-thinker and friend of Saint-Évremond, and finally a follower of Pierre Gassendi's (1692-1655) corpuscularian philosophy, Magalotti experienced the contrast between the new science…

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    Venezia (Venice): Sebastiano Coleti, 1732. Second edition (first was in 1719). Octavo, quarter bound in leather and marbled boards, blue page edges. pp (xvi), 420 + mounted frontispiece; illustrated title page. Lower outer corner of front cover bumped, a bit worn; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; slight foxing mainly early and late; two small ink spots on pp 93-94 (affecting only two letters partially); else a VG clean and tight copy. With bookplate of noted Galileo scholar Stillman Drake. Magalotti, born to a noble Florentine family, served as a diplomat. "First a Galilean, then a free-thinker and friend of Saint-Évremond, and finally a follower of Pierre Gassendi's (1692-1655) corpuscularian philosophy, Magalotti experienced the contrast between the new science and religious orthodoxy to the full. He espoused ascetic practices that, for a while, led him to take the habit of the congregation of San Filippo Neri. The tension between new science and religious orthodoxy informs his anti-atheist Lettere familiari." - brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/itineraries/biography/LorenzoMagalotti.html

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33578
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  • EMERSON, (Ralph Waldo)
    LETTERS AND SOCIAL AIMS

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: James B. Osgood, 1876. First printing, with the correct readings on p. 308. Purplish vertically ribbed bevel edge cloth, brown endpapers. Moderate wear to spine tips, outer corners; usual yellowing to page edges, light toning to text paper; small tan soil spots in margins of just a few pages; mild cloth bubbling to rear cover; in all, a VG tight copy, spine gilt bright, inner hinges not cracked, no owner names. Myerson A34.1.a.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 23477
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