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Companion to the Almanac, or Yearbook of General Information (16 volumes)
1 Companion to the Almanac, or Yearbook of General Information (16 volumes)
London Charles Knight First Quarter Calf Near Fine 
12mo - over 6 - 7" tall. Continuous run of Knight's Companion to the Almanac from 1828 to 1858, with one index volume as well covering up to 1843. Chock-a-block with interesting information on virtually all aspects of economic, business and social affairs in Britain during reign of William IV up until the mid-Victorian era. While rich in statistical and demographic information, these volumes are much, much more, with articles that describe and analyze with rigor the issues and developments of the day. Many plates and illustrations of significant architectural and engineering projects scattered throughout. Thus this can serve as both an invaluable primary source reference for the period as well as an entertaining resource for the more casual student of English history. All volumes have been professionally recased and bound with handsome light brown calf spines, preserving Victorian marbled boards and calf spine tips. All volumes are tight and clean inside. Modern marbled endpapers. Other than wear to old calf corners, this would be a fine set. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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De Ragguagli di Parnaso.  In questa decima Impressione da infiiti errori diligentemente espurgata (2 volumes), Boccalini, Traiano
2 Boccalini, Traiano De Ragguagli di Parnaso. In questa decima Impressione da infiiti errori diligentemente espurgata (2 volumes)
Amsterdam Giovanni Buaeu 1669 Full Vellum Very Good 
12mo - over 6 - 7" tall. [16], 471, [57]; 415, [41], 139, [23] pp., 3 parts in two volumes. Including etched additional title and 2 blanks. Popular political and literary satires in the form of news reports from Parnassus. Brunet 1019 singles this edition out as the prettiest. Also Graesse 456. Eighteenth century Italian vellum with morocco lettering pieces. Armorial bookplates of Wilmopt, Earl of Lisburne. Some scattered foxing. Binding is tight, vellum is attractive and healthy. Very good or better! 
Price: 400.00 USD
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3 Cahu, Theodore Richelieu
Paris Combet & Cie. (Ancienne Librairie Furne) 1901 First Hardcover Very Good Leloir, Maurice 
Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. iv, 84 pp. Lavish color illustrations, many full page, others underlaying the text as was a winsome feature of this series of young adult biographies of French heroes and leaders from the early twentieth century. The Maurice Leloir illustrations for this biography of Cardinal Richelieu are arguably the finest of this series. A few tiny blisters on the decorated boards. Top corner with bumping. A very good copy or better. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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4 Funck-Brentano, F. Jeanne D'Arc
Paris Combet & Cie. (Ancienne Librairie Furne) 1912 First Hardcover Very Good Guillonnet, O.D.V. 
Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 84 pp. Lavish full page color illustrations virtually every other page. Part of series of young adult biographies of French heroes and leaders from the early twentieth century. Soilage on white decorated boards. One page with close tear, about 1.5 inches, in margin. Overall a very good copy. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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L'Algeria Antica e Moderna Dai Primi Ordini de Cartaginesi Insino alla Presa Della Smala D'Abd-El-Kader, Galibert, Leone;  translated into Italian by Mariano D'Ayala
5 Galibert, Leone; translated into Italian by Mariano D'Ayala L'Algeria Antica e Moderna Dai Primi Ordini de Cartaginesi Insino alla Presa Della Smala D'Abd-El-Kader
Napoli (Naples) Tipografia Floriana 1846 First Quarter Calf Good Plus 
8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. 787 pp. + 11 color plates of soldiers and fighters and 4 steel engravings of panoramas or views. Comprehensive history of Algeria, from Ancient Carthage to the then present of French control. Binding and text blocks are tight. Some occasional foxing, and on some pages it is considerable, as inevitable given the paper stock used. The costume color plates, though, are attractive and mostly clean, albeit their paper is toned a bit. Red calf spine and boards have a fair amount of rubbing, scuffing and wear, with some rawness on spine extremities. Overall better than a good copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Memorie Storiche Dell'Antichissimo Municipio Ora Terra Dell'Ariccia e Delle Sue Colonie Genzano, E Nemi, Dedicate a Sua Eccellenza Il Signor D. Agostino Chigi, Lucidi, Emmanuele
6 Lucidi, Emmanuele Memorie Storiche Dell'Antichissimo Municipio Ora Terra Dell'Ariccia e Delle Sue Colonie Genzano, E Nemi, Dedicate a Sua Eccellenza Il Signor D. Agostino Chigi
Rome Presso I Lazzarini 1796 First Hardcover Very Good 
4to - over 9 - 12" tall. xii, 502 pp. Full and rich history of Ariccia and surrounding towns on the outskirts of Rome, to the Southeast of the City by Castel Gandolfo (the Papal Summer Residence). Ariccia is one of the most ancient cities in Italy, dating to at least the ninth century B.C. This history concentrates mostly on the seventeenth and eighteenth century when it was ruled by the powerful Savelli Chigi family, which produced one pope, Alexander VII, and built a grand residence in the town that has been used many a time as a movie set, such as in Visconti's "Il Gattopardo" ("The Leopard"). While it is over two millenia since the town yielded to Rome's preeminence as a city, Ariccia continued to be the next most important city in Lazio for long stretches of history owing to its propitious location on the Via Appia, the first way station on the road between Rome and Naples, and its pleasant, salubrious climate, in contrast to malalial Rome, made it a favored resort for the powerful of Rome in prior centuries. This copy of the history, a model of municipal histories in its day, is very good. There is some light and occasional foxing, yet little that could be considered disconcerting. The exception would be the four places where a prior owner presses leaves, which left a residue and in one instance, may have created a tiny wormhole type of hole. However, the small amount of loss has no effect on readability where it occurred. The vellum has an attractive mottled, almost tiger striped design. Book is tight. Occasional light pencil notes, a word or two in each case, affecting a handful of pages. Still a very good copy. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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The Canning Wonder, Machen, Arthur
7 Machen, Arthur The Canning Wonder
London Chatto & Windus 1925 First Hardcover Very Good 
8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. 250 pp., + 8 plates. Some soilage on pink/red boards. Tiny edge chips on endpaper. Soilage/foxing to half-title leaf. Otherwise, tight and clean interior. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Mack Smith, Denis;Smith, Denis MacK Mazzini
Cumberland, Rhode Island, U.S.A. Yale Univ Pr 1994 0300058845 / 9780300058840 First Hardcover Like New Like New Jacket Jacket 

Price: 20.00 USD
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Mid-Georgian London, Phillips, Hugh
9 Phillips, Hugh Mid-Georgian London
London Collins 1964 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket Jacket 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 321 pp. Profusely illustrated social and cultural history and appreciation of Hogarthian London. Delightful work captures the hustle and bustle of city during the heyday of the Kit Kat Club, Alexander Pope, George Handel, Chippendale, etc. Here find magnificent trade cards for long forgotten trades, a society both impossibly decorous by our standards yet also impossibly crude or vulgar by our lights. Recounted are such obscure events as the Earthquake of London, notorious executions, spectacular masques, etc. Phillips brings an academic rigor to his subject yet never fails to entertain or make the lively canvas as vivid as a Fielding or Richardson novel, to which this history should be an indispensable supplement. This copy would be fine on all points but for some light fox marks on the rear side foreedge which is why I describe it as near fine. DJ is fine, and now protected with mylar. Illustrations include some in color. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Francois 1er (Le Roi Chevalier), Robida, A.
10 Robida, A. Francois 1er (Le Roi Chevalier)
Paris Boivin & Cie. 1909 First Hardcover Very Good Toudouze, G. Gustave 
Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. ii, 80 pp. Lavish color illustrations, generally full page every other page, by Toudouze, of Renaissance king, warrior and builder of fantastic chateaux. Soilage on rear board and RFEP. Minor soilage and wear to boards elsewhere. Toning to pages. Overall very good. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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11 Schama, Simon The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age
Westminister, Maryland, U.S.A. Alfred a Knopf Inc 1987 0394510755 / 9780394510750 Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
Second printing. Slightest evidence of use on cloth spine. Otherwise, fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Smith, Denis Mack A History of Sicily: Medieval Sicily 800-1713, Modern Sicily After 1713 (2 volumes)
New York Dorset Press 1988 0880292377 / 9780880292375 Soft cover Like New Like New Jacket 

Price: 20.00 USD
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Die Schweizer-Chronik. Von der Stiftung des Rutlibundes bis zum ewigen Frieden mit Frankreich, Sporschil, Johann
13 Sporschil, Johann Die Schweizer-Chronik. Von der Stiftung des Rutlibundes bis zum ewigen Frieden mit Frankreich
Leipzig Kayser'sche Buchhandlung; Franz Beyer 2840 Half Calf. Marbled boards. Near Fine Opiz, G. 
652, iv pp. 25 steel engraved plates. 9 x 6.5 inches, or 24 by 16 cm. Plates generally depict famous battle milestones in the development of Switzerland, and scenes depicted framed with small cameos of other scenes, all rendered with intricate detail. Some scuffing to calf on spine, and wear to corner triangles. Calf over attractive marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Book tight. Plates clean. Tissue protectors well preserved. Slight browning where verso pages not touched by tissue. A very attractive copy. Near fine. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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14 Sydney, William Connor The Early Days of the Nineteenth Century in England 1800-1820 (2 volumes in one)
London George Redway 1898 Hardcover Very Good 
8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. viii, 263, viii, 243 pp. Social and cultural history of Regency England. Clean and tight copy. Minor wear of contemporary green cloth. Overall very good or better. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Le Roy Soleil, Toudouze, Gustave
15 Toudouze, Gustave Le Roy Soleil
Paris Ancienne Librairie Furne, Combet & Cie. 1904 First Decorated Cloth Very Good Leloir, Maurice 
Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. 92 pp. Lavishly illustrated, luscious, folio sized (14.75 by 11.75 inches) children's and/or young adult biography, part of series of such covering monarchs and towering figures of French history, this being of Louis XIV, the "Sun King". Virtually every other page has bright color illustrations, some illustrations cover two pages, and some are underlay to the print as the norm of the genre. Also lovely header decoration. Some soilage to the boards and wear in corners and spine tips. Page with age toning. Minor chips on FFEP and half title page. Text and plates are clean and bright. Overall comfortably very good. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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