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The Wonders of Engraving [Illustrated Library of Wonders Series] [Leather Bound]

By: Duplessis, Georges

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner & Co.: 1871

Seller ID: 3316

Condition: Very Good


Quarter leather, marbled paper over light brown calf, burgundy spine panel with gilt embellishments, 12 by 17 cm, 338 pp., illus. with 34 wood engravings. Rebound in recent years, the binding itself is near fine. The brittle half-title leaf has chips and tears and is nearly disconnected. There is a worn library stamp on the title page and a few pencil notations in the textblock. There are a handful of chips, small tears, and minor stains within the textblock. All the plates are present, though some are bound-in in the incorrect places and two leaves (pp. 149-152) are bound between pp. 130... View more info

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Codice per lo Regno Delle due Sicilie: Parte Seconda, Leggi Penali (Code for the Kingdom Of the Two Sicilies: Part Two, Penal Laws)

By: King Ferdinando (Ferdinand I), intro.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Napoli, Dalla Real Tifografia del Ministero di Stato, Della Cancelleria Generale: 1819

Edition: seconda edizone uffiziale

Seller ID: 1769

Condition: Very Good


King Ferdinando (Ferdinand I), intro. Codice per lo Regno Delle due Sicilie: Parte Seconda, Leggi Penali. Napoli: Dalla Real Tifografia del Ministero di Stato, Della Cancelleria Generale,1819, seconda edizone uffiziale. Full vellum with gilt spine decorations and burgundy and black leather spine labels with gilt titles, 12.4 by 20.3 cm, xiii (1) 125 xii pp. Light rubbing and stains to the boards with chipping to the spine labels. There is a light crease to the upper board where, at one, time, the lower corner of the book near the foot of the spine was bent—and remains slightly bent, wit... View more info

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A Defence of Old Age (Cato Major, De Senectute)

By: Marcus Tullius Cicero

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnams' Sons Knickerbocker Press: 1911

Edition: First edition thus

Seller ID: 11

Condition: Very Good


New York: G.P. Putnams' Sons Knickerbocker Press, 1911. First edition thus. Very Good. New York: G.P. Putnams' Sons Knickerbocker Press, 1911. First edition thus. Very Good. An exceedingly rare copy of Cicero's "A Defence of Old Age" published by G.P. Putnams' Sons Knickerbocker Press (New York), 1911. This copy includes a steel-engraved bookplate produced by the American Bank Note Co. for Ambrose Swasey depicting the Lick Telescope. Ambrose Swasey (1846-1937) was an American mechanical engineer, inventor, astronomer, and philanthropist and he co-founded the Warner & Swasey Compa... View more info

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Containing All Those Great Songs, the Singing of Which Has Made This Great Original Clown the Most Popular Jester and Vocalist that Ever Trod the Arena

By: [John Foster]

Price: $80.00

Publisher: New York, New York Popular Publishing Company: not dated, c. 1880

Seller ID: 3308

Condition: Fair


Staple-bound wraps with hand-colored cover, small loop of grey string at the head of the spine, 10.4 by 16.2 cm, 32 pp. Tattered, though intact wraps with chips and small tears, chipping to the upper corner of the textblock, light stains here and there, and some spotting from insect leavings on the back cover. Scarce booklet of songs performed at the Great Barnum and London Circus on its tour of America, including acts written and sung by John Foster, Tony Pastor, Cool Burgess, Lulu Mortimer, P.C Loy, the “great Dutch clown” Arthur Johnson, etc. Foster was “born into poverty in Pennsy... View more info