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Treatise of the Revenue and False Money of the Romans to Which Is Annexed, a Dissertation Upon the Manner of Distinguishing Antique Medals from Counterfeit Ones
Treatise of the Revenue and False Money of the Romans to Which Is Annexed, a Dissertation Upon the Manner of Distinguishing Antique Medals from Counterfeit Ones
by Francois de Chassepol
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London: J. and P. Knapton 1741. Octavo. Rebound in full brown morocco raisted bands & gilt title to spine; new marbled endpapers; red speckeled edges. 8 xxxii 227 + 1 ads. Internally clean with only minor foxing. No author is listed but this work is... (read more)

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Chefs d'Oeuvre des Monnaies Grecques
Chefs d'Oeuvre des Monnaies Grecques
by lancelot Lengyel
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Montrouge: Editions Corvina 1952. Unbound text and 48 leaves bearing 243 images in clamshell box. Complete with map of ancient Greece. Wear to edges of custom box. Some age-toning to text and glassine wrap. Very good condition. Number 95 of 2000 produced.... (read more)

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Ontwerpen van de Unie van Utrecht, Benevens een Lyst van Ongedrukte Stukken tot de Historie van dezelve Unie Betrekkelyk
Ontwerpen van de Unie van Utrecht, Benevens een Lyst van Ongedrukte Stukken tot de Historie van dezelve Unie Betrekkelyk
by Laurens Pieter van de Spiegel
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Goes: Jacobus Huysman, 1778. Octavo, 13 x 20 cm. xxviii 85 1 pp. Later vellum; title inked on spine. Bookplates on front paste-down and verso of first free endpaper. Two ink stamps to title page near tail. Ownership inscription dated 1945. Blank pages... (read more)

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Maoist Insurgency Since Vietnam
Maoist Insurgency Since Vietnam
by Thomas A Marks
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This is an analysis of revolutions based on the Maoist Mode. These insurgencies failed, having been successfully contained by their governments. How did the world's strongest power - America - fail where Third World governments have succeeded?... (read more)

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Nucleus Insigni Lectionis Variae Fructu Locuples. Historiae cum Sacrae, tum Profanae Cognitone Compendiosissima Atque Utilissima Praegnans, Excolendae Juvandaeq; Memoriae Perquam Accommodus
Nucleus Insigni Lectionis Variae Fructu Locuples. Historiae cum Sacrae, tum Profanae Cognitone Compendiosissima Atque Utilissima Praegnans, Excolendae Juvandaeq; Memoriae Perquam Accommodus
by Gabriele Bucelino
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Ulm: Johannem Gorlinum 1652. Dudecimo. Brown calf bordered in gilt, four raised bands. Morocco title label. Marbled endpapers. Engraved title page, head & tail pieces. Initial capitals. 15 woodcut maps bound in at rear. Text in Latin. Worn, bumped... (read more)

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Scenes of Murder: A London Guide, 1st Edition
Scenes of Murder: A London Guide, 1st Edition
by David Cargill and Julian Holland
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London: Heinemann (1964). Octavo 14 x 22 cm. ix i 230pp. First edition. Original black cloth spine stamped in silver. In an unclipped dust jacket. Illustrated with several black & white photographic plates including the frontispiece as well as a handful... (read more)

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A Relation of the Late Seidge and Taking of the City of Babylon by the Turke
A Relation of the Late Seidge and Taking of the City of Babylon by the Turke
by Zarain
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London: Printed by I. Naworth 1639. Small quarto 13.5 x 18cm. ii 35pp. A2-A4; B-E in fours. First edition. Quarter bound in modern calf with marbled paper over boards. Spine with 5 raised bands titled in gilt. Engraved head-piece and initial. Translated... (read more)

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Jamaican Song and Story: Annancy Stories, Digging Sings, Ring Tunes, and Dancing Tunes
Jamaican Song and Story: Annancy Stories, Digging Sings, Ring Tunes, and Dancing Tunes
by Walter Jekyll
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London: David Nutt 1907. First edition 8vo 288pp. Rust-red cloth over boards bearing both gilt and black-blocked decorations borders and title on spine. Boards are very good with only slight rubbing. All pages are very clean with sparse foxing to bottom... (read more)

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Viaje a los Estados-Unidos: 3 Volumes
Viaje a los Estados-Unidos: 3 Volumes
by Guillermo Prieto
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Mexico: Duban y Chavez 1877. First edition 3 vols red morocco spine stamped in gilt raised bands marbled paper over boards pink endpapers. Vol I with frontis portrait of the author ix (1) 625pp plus index; Vol II 593pp index; Vol III 532pp index... (read more)

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Family Memoirs
Family Memoirs
by Oswald Mosley
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No stated location: Printed for Private Circulation 1849. First edition quarto in brown cloth stamped in gilt & blind top edge gilt; iv 78pp. xxviii; 23 x 29cm. Each page printed within red ruled margins. Illustrated with 3 black & white cuts 3 black... (read more)

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The History of Ireland, from its Union with Great Britain, in January 1801, to October 1810
The History of Ireland, from its Union with Great Britain, in January 1801, to October 1810
by Francis Plowden
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Dublin: John Boyce 1811. Quarto 3 volumes. Bound in new green cloth with paper title labels to spines; new endpapers. xv 143 337; v 542; iv 543-900 45 31. In volume I lower 2/3 of leaf 117/118 is missing as is lower 1/3 of leaf 119/120. Notice of... (read more)

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Notes on the Viceroyalty of La Plata, in South America; With a Sketch of the Manners and Character of the Inhabitants, Collected During a Residence in the City of Monte Video, by a Gentleman...
Notes on the Viceroyalty of La Plata, in South America; With a Sketch of the Manners and Character of the Inhabitants, Collected During a Residence in the City of Monte Video, by a Gentleman...
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London: Printed for J.J. Stockdale 1808. 8vo 235x150mm. 301pp + 3pp ads. First edition. 3/4 bound in modern tan calf with tan cloth-covered boards. The spine has 5 raised bands, is decorated in gilt, and has 2 morocco labels stamped in gilt. Portrait... (read more)

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The Economic Development of Modern Japan, 1868-1945, 2 Volumes
The Economic Development of Modern Japan, 1868-1945, 2 Volumes
by Steven Tolliday
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Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., (2001). 2 volumes, large octavo, 17 x 25 cm. Glossy black paper over boards; no dust jackets as issued. Boards lightly rubbed, with a gouge to the rear board of Volume II. Light soiling to the text block... (read more)

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Letters Written by the Late Rigth Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq. Late Envoy Extraordinary of the Count of Dresden Together with Severa 4 Vol
Letters Written by the Late Rigth Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, to His Son, Philip Stanhope, Esq. Late Envoy Extraordinary of the Count of Dresden Together with Severa 4 Vol
by Philip Dormer Stanhope
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London: Printed for J. Nichols & Son 1806. 12th edition in 4 volumes. Inserted are several letters wanting at the time of the first publication (OCLC). In full leather with gilt borders spines in gilt with two contrasting leather labels marbled endpapers.... (read more)

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St. Vartan: Hero of Armenia Signed Edition
St. Vartan: Hero of Armenia Signed Edition
by Marie Sarrafian Banker
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New York: Exposition Press, (1951) Signed by the author on the title page & inscribed by her on the half title. Signed again on the preface page. 8vo., red cloth over boards. Illustrated dust jacket. Note in ink on front free endpaper. Ink stain to verso... (read more)

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History of Jamaica or General Survey of the Antient & Modern State of That Island with Reflections on its Situation, Settlements, Inhabitants, Climate, Products, Commerce, Laws & Government
History of Jamaica or General Survey of the Antient & Modern State of That Island with Reflections on its Situation, Settlements, Inhabitants, Climate, Products, Commerce, Laws & Government
by Edward Long
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London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, (1970). Two volumes of three. Octavo, 18.5 x 25 cm. 628 pp. 601 pp. Bound in green cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spines. Volumes 1 & 2 of a 3 volume set. Facsimile edition illustrated with copper plates... (read more)

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Lord Hotta: The Pioneer Diplomat of Japan
Lord Hotta: The Pioneer Diplomat of Japan
by Henry Satoh
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Tokyo: Hakubunkan 1908. Second edition octavo in format gilt stamped green cloth; x 108 13 13 85pp. 15 x 22.5cm. Preface by Count Tadasu Hayashi text in English & Japanese. corners & ends of spine rubbed. Small bookseller's label on front pastedown. In... (read more)

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Electress Sophia and the Hanoverian Succession
Electress Sophia and the Hanoverian Succession
by Adolphus William Ward
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London: Goupil & Co. 1903. Folio 10.25 x13 Limited Edition of 1000 copies on fine paper of which this is number 836. 254pp + colophon. Printed and plates engraved by Manzi Joyant & Co. Half-boound in black morocco with brown m orocco spine over blue... (read more)

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Manual of the Administration of the Madras Presidency, 3 Volumes
Manual of the Administration of the Madras Presidency, 3 Volumes
by Charles Maclean
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Madras: Printed by E. Keys. 1885-1893. First edition 4to 3 Volumes. Black cloth backed with white-blocked titles on spines marble paper; originally leather with gold-blocking which has been retained on corners. Boards are good with edge-wear and bumps to... (read more)

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Report to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, United States Congress, on a Long-range Program for the Panama Canal
Report to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, United States Congress, on a Long-range Program for the Panama Canal
by Board of Consultants Isthmian Canal Studies
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Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1960. 15 x 24 cm, 831pp. In library binding, with stamps and labels; orange boards, spine stamped in gilt. Includes numerous fold-out maps and charts. Boards lightly soiled, edgeworn, and sunned... (read more)

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