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  • 1705 CEREMONIAL RITUALS of GUILDS & TRADESMEN - CEREMONIEL DER BÖTTGER First Ed. by Fridericus Frisius (Friedrich Fries) 1705 CEREMONIAL RITUALS of GUILDS & TRADESMEN - CEREMONIEL DER BÖTTGER First Ed.
    Fridericus Frisius (Friedrich Fries)

    CEREMONIEL DER BÖTTGER in Welchem Nicht Allein Dasjenige was bey dem Austdingen, Lossprechen und Meister werden nach denen Articuls-Briefen... by Fridericus Frisius (Friedrich Fries).

    LEIPZIG: Groschuffs Buchladen, 1705. First Edition. Text in German.

    Small Format, Thin Book, nineteenth-century cloth covered boards, paper label to spine with handwritten title, 4" x 6", decorative endpapers. Pagination [2], 174 - 231pp. (58 total pages).

    Illustrated with a wonderful Engraved Frontispiece of Ceremonial Objects and a Cooper's Dance.

    This is one part, bound separately, of the 22 parts of Friese's rare works on Ceremonies of various Guilds, Artisans, Apprentices and Journeymen, published as "Der vornehmsten Künstler und Handwercker Ceremonial-Politica..." Each of the parts has a separate title and frontispiece, each…

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    CEREMONIEL DER BÖTTGER in Welchem Nicht Allein Dasjenige was bey dem Austdingen, Lossprechen und Meister werden nach denen Articuls-Briefen... by Fridericus Frisius (Friedrich Fries).

    LEIPZIG: Groschuffs Buchladen, 1705. First Edition. Text in German.

    Small Format, Thin Book, nineteenth-century cloth covered boards, paper label to spine with handwritten title, 4" x 6", decorative endpapers. Pagination [2], 174 - 231pp. (58 total pages).

    Illustrated with a wonderful Engraved Frontispiece of Ceremonial Objects and a Cooper's Dance.

    This is one part, bound separately, of the 22 parts of Friese's rare works on Ceremonies of various Guilds, Artisans, Apprentices and Journeymen, published as "Der vornehmsten Künstler und Handwercker Ceremonial-Politica..." Each of the parts has a separate title and frontispiece, each is scarce, and each is normally found separately.

    Condition: Boards are Sturdy, binding tight, the number "359" is written at the top of the front flyleaf, pages show some light foxing and toning, overall a Very Good copy.

    SCARCE, especially in the 1705 FIRST EDITION state.

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  • 1719 SIR RICHARD STEELE to the EARL OF OXFORD Concerning the BILL OF PEERAGE by Richard Steele 1719 SIR RICHARD STEELE to the EARL OF OXFORD Concerning the BILL OF PEERAGE
    Richard Steele

    A LETTER to the EARL of O--d, Concerning the BILL OF PEERAGE. By Sir R----d S----le (Sir Richard Steele). LONDON: Printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, 1719. The Second Edition, so stated. Paper item, 4.5x7 inches, 32 pages. Condition: Completely disbound, all signatures and a few leaves are loose but all are in their proper order; the first page has a 2 inch closed tear starting at the middle of the top edge, the first few pages have a blackened and chipped upper corner (not affecting text), the pages are lightly toned, the first and last page are lightly soiled. Despite its flaws this is a complete copy, with printing that is clear, bright and fully legible. About SIR RICHARD…

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    A LETTER to the EARL of O--d, Concerning the BILL OF PEERAGE. By Sir R----d S----le (Sir Richard Steele). LONDON: Printed for J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, 1719. The Second Edition, so stated. Paper item, 4.5x7 inches, 32 pages. Condition: Completely disbound, all signatures and a few leaves are loose but all are in their proper order; the first page has a 2 inch closed tear starting at the middle of the top edge, the first few pages have a blackened and chipped upper corner (not affecting text), the pages are lightly toned, the first and last page are lightly soiled. Despite its flaws this is a complete copy, with printing that is clear, bright and fully legible. About SIR RICHARD STEELE (from Wikipedia and elsewhere on the Internet): ******Sir Richard Steele (bap. 12 March 1672 - 1 September 1729) was an Irish writer and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Spectator. Steele became a Whig Member of Parliament in 1713, for Stockbridge. He was soon expelled for issuing a pamphlet in favor of the Hanoverian succession. When George I of Great Britain came to the throne in the following year, Steele was knighted and given responsibility for the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. He returned to parliament in 1715, for Boroughbridge. While at Drury Lane, Steele wrote and directed the sentimental comedy The Conscious Lovers, which was an immediate hit. However, in 1719 Steele found himself in agreement with Lord Oxford regarding The Bill Of Peerage, and wrote: A LETTER TO THE EARL OF O--D, CONCERNING THE BILL OF PEERAGE. This pamphlet and Steele's subsequent speeches caused him to fall out with Addison and, in 1724, he retired to his wife's homeland of Wales, where he spent the remainder of his life.******

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  • 1724 HANDWRITTEN SIGNED DOCUMENT from LIMOGES, FRANCE w/ OFFICIAL LIMOGES SEAL by NOTAIRE ROYAL 1724 HANDWRITTEN SIGNED DOCUMENT from LIMOGES, FRANCE w/ OFFICIAL LIMOGES SEAL
    NOTAIRE ROYAL

    HANDWRITTEN "LETTRE DE CHANGE ET QUITTANCE" - An Official Signed Document, Written and Signed by a "NOTAIRE ROYAL". The document is written on both sides of an 7.5x10" piece of laid rag paper. WRITTEN IN FRENCH. The letter begins "A Limoges Le Deuzieme jour des mois de Novembre mil sept cens vente quatres apres midy..." (Limoges, November 2, 1724, afternoon) There is an Official Stamp of the Seal of Limoges, France on the backside, below which is the signature of the official "Notaire Royal". GOOD condition. The letter has a number of horizontal folds and a vertical fold, all from where it was folded to fit into a small envelope (no envelope is present). There is some edge and corner…

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    HANDWRITTEN "LETTRE DE CHANGE ET QUITTANCE" - An Official Signed Document, Written and Signed by a "NOTAIRE ROYAL". The document is written on both sides of an 7.5x10" piece of laid rag paper. WRITTEN IN FRENCH. The letter begins "A Limoges Le Deuzieme jour des mois de Novembre mil sept cens vente quatres apres midy..." (Limoges, November 2, 1724, afternoon) There is an Official Stamp of the Seal of Limoges, France on the backside, below which is the signature of the official "Notaire Royal". GOOD condition. The letter has a number of horizontal folds and a vertical fold, all from where it was folded to fit into a small envelope (no envelope is present). There is some edge and corner wear, and a few closed tears at the edges of some of the folds. Overall a sturdy copy with writing that is clear and legible.Would look great framed. Please see the provided images to get a good idea of the letter, its contents, and its condition.

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  • 1725 Vellum GEORGE BUCHANAN - OPERA OMNIA, HISTORICA, CHRONOLOGICA, JURIDICA, &c by George Buchanan, Georgii Buchanani 1725 Vellum GEORGE BUCHANAN - OPERA OMNIA, HISTORICA, CHRONOLOGICA, JURIDICA, &c
    George Buchanan, Georgii Buchanani

    Georgii Buchanani [George Buchanan]. OPERA OMNIA, HISTORICA, CHRONOLOGICA, JURIDICA, POLITICA, SATYRICA & PEOTICA. Volume One only (of Two Volumes). Lugdunum Batavorum (Leiden), Johannem Arnoldum Langerak (Johan Arnold Langerak), MDCCXXV (1725). Early edition. (the printer Joh. Arnold Langerak was active from 1710-1750). Contemporary VELLUM BINDING, blind-stamped design and framing on the front and rear covers, 5 raised spine bands, handwritten title on spine, 8" x 10". Pagination: [140] prelim pages including life of George Buchanan, 732 Text, [96] Index, [6] prelims to JURE REGNI Apud Scotos, 116 Text. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and a fold-open chart. CONDITION: The Vellum covers are split at the folds but holding well with the five cord bindings; the vellum from the top spine compartment…

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    Georgii Buchanani [George Buchanan]. OPERA OMNIA, HISTORICA, CHRONOLOGICA, JURIDICA, POLITICA, SATYRICA & PEOTICA. Volume One only (of Two Volumes). Lugdunum Batavorum (Leiden), Johannem Arnoldum Langerak (Johan Arnold Langerak), MDCCXXV (1725). Early edition. (the printer Joh. Arnold Langerak was active from 1710-1750). Contemporary VELLUM BINDING, blind-stamped design and framing on the front and rear covers, 5 raised spine bands, handwritten title on spine, 8" x 10". Pagination: [140] prelim pages including life of George Buchanan, 732 Text, [96] Index, [6] prelims to JURE REGNI Apud Scotos, 116 Text. Illustrated with an engraved frontispiece and a fold-open chart. CONDITION: The Vellum covers are split at the folds but holding well with the five cord bindings; the vellum from the top spine compartment has broken off (i.e. is missing), there is an edge piece of vellum missing from the second compartment (the compartment with the hand-written title) that partially affects one letter, and there is some cracking to the spine vellum; the front and rear vellum covers have some soiling, age toning, and spotting; overall the vellum covers show wear, but are still quite attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library sort of way. Internally very nice, some age foxing, corner creasing, toning and soiling here and there throughout, but overall the inner pages are complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A quite impressive copy. An Important 289 year-old book by an Renowned SCOTTISH Writer and Scholar. With its vellum binding, the book looks impressive on and off the shelf. A snippet about GEORGE BUCHANAN (from a much longer Wikipedia article): ******George Buchanan (February 1506 - 28 September 1582) was a Scottish historian and humanist scholar. Brown says that Buchanan was "the most profound intellectual sixteenth century Scotland produced." His ideology of resistance to royal usurpation gained widespread acceptance during the Scottish Reformation. Brown says the ease with which King James VII was deposed in 1689 shows the power of Buchananite ideas.******

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  • 1740 Folio Göttingen UNIVERSAL-REGISTER ÜBER WESTPHÄLISCHEN - GERMAN GENEALOGY by JOHANN LUDOLPH WALTHER 1740 Folio Göttingen UNIVERSAL-REGISTER ÜBER WESTPHÄLISCHEN - GERMAN GENEALOGY
    JOHANN LUDOLPH WALTHER

    UNIVERSAL REGISTER ÜBER die SECHS THEILE der WESTPHÄLISCHEN FRIEDENS HANDLUNGEN und GESCHICHTE, IMGLEICHEN Über die ZWEEN THEILE der NÜRNBERGISCHEN FRIEDENS-EXECUTIONS-HANDLUNGEN und GESCHICHTE. Von JOHANN LUDOLPH WALTHER. (UNIVERSAL REGISTER on the SIX PARTS of the WESTPHALIAN PEACE ACTS and HISTORY, and likewise about the (TWO?) PARTS of the NUREMBERG PEACE PLANS - ACTS and HISTORY. By JOHANN LUDOLF WALTHER.) GOTTINGEN (Germany): Universitaets-Buchhandlung, 1740. First Edition. THICK FOLIO SIZE BOOK, four spine binding cords, plain uncovered card (thick layered paper) front and rear boards (it appears as if the book had its original covering (vellum?) removed and was being prepared for recovering), 9" X 13.5" (23cm x 34cm.) Pagination: [4] half-title page, title-page, blank versos; IV Forward, [2] Dedication (laid-in loosely); [4]…

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    UNIVERSAL REGISTER ÜBER die SECHS THEILE der WESTPHÄLISCHEN FRIEDENS HANDLUNGEN und GESCHICHTE, IMGLEICHEN Über die ZWEEN THEILE der NÜRNBERGISCHEN FRIEDENS-EXECUTIONS-HANDLUNGEN und GESCHICHTE. Von JOHANN LUDOLPH WALTHER. (UNIVERSAL REGISTER on the SIX PARTS of the WESTPHALIAN PEACE ACTS and HISTORY, and likewise about the (TWO?) PARTS of the NUREMBERG PEACE PLANS - ACTS and HISTORY. By JOHANN LUDOLF WALTHER.) GOTTINGEN (Germany): Universitaets-Buchhandlung, 1740. First Edition. THICK FOLIO SIZE BOOK, four spine binding cords, plain uncovered card (thick layered paper) front and rear boards (it appears as if the book had its original covering (vellum?) removed and was being prepared for recovering), 9" X 13.5" (23cm x 34cm.) Pagination: [4] half-title page, title-page, blank versos; IV Forward, [2] Dedication (laid-in loosely); [4] Author's Preface with half-page engraving; XCVI Instrumentum Pacis; 104 plus 3 fold-open Genealogical Charts and several unnumbered Genealogical Plates; + 686. Illustrated with a lovely half-page engraving, a title-page engraved crest, some facsimile signatures, and an engraved Printer's device at the bottom of the last page. CONDITION: Covers are plain layered-paper card boards lacking their leather over-covering, as noted above. They are well-worn along the edges, but look suitable for recovering. The text block is in good shape, the dedication leaf (following the title-page) is detached and laid-in loosely, there are creases and edge wear, here and there throughout, pages show light age toning, overall the pages are very well maintained, still complete, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Collated with an online digitized copy of this book held at the Bavarian National State Library. VERY RARE and IMPORTANT GERMAN BOOK of EARLY ACTS, PEACE DECREES, and GENEALOGY.

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  • 1743 REPLY to an INFAMOUS and SCURRILOUS LIBEL by William Pulteney 1743 REPLY to an INFAMOUS and SCURRILOUS LIBEL
    William Pulteney

    A PROPER REPLY to a LATE INFAMOUS and SCURRILOUS LIBEL, Intitled, A CONGRATULATORY LETTER to a Certain RIGHT HONOURABLE PERSON upon his LATE DISAPPOINTMENT. Anonymous (but known to be WILLIAM PULTENEY). LONDON: Printed for J. ROBINSON at the Golden Lion, 1743. An anonymous (William Pulteney) reply to an anonymous (attributed to Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke) pamphlet that directly, though not by name, disparaged William Pulteney after he (Pulteney) found he had not been granted the post of First Lord of the Treasury. Disbound, 5x7.5 inches, [2] + 28 pages. GOOD condition. Disbound, as noted above; lacks the half title page; there is some edgewear and some light foxing here and there; overall the pages are bright, clean, and clear.

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  • 1751 ROYAL SUCCESSION : REGENCIES & PRINCES of ENGLAND, GREAT-BRITAIN and WALES by Anonymous 1751 ROYAL SUCCESSION : REGENCIES & PRINCES of ENGLAND, GREAT-BRITAIN and WALES
    Anonymous

    A SUCCINCT and IMPARTIAL HISTORY of all the REGENCIES, PROTECTORSHIPS, MINORITIES, and PRINCES of ENGLAND, GREAT-BRITAIN and WALES, that have been since the CONQUEST. With a proper dedication to a great DUKE. Anonymous. A historical survey of Royal Succession. Written soon after the death of Frederick, Prince of Wales, who surprised the commonwealth when he, on his death bed, made his son heir to the British throne. This Royal Succession booklet determines that Frederick's son was indeed entitled to be heir apparent to the Crown, but was not entitled to certain benefits due the Prince of Wales. LONDON: Printed for M. COOPER, at the Globe, in Pater-Noster-Row. 1751. First Edition. Booklet, disbound but now bound in recent marbled paper wrappers,…

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    A SUCCINCT and IMPARTIAL HISTORY of all the REGENCIES, PROTECTORSHIPS, MINORITIES, and PRINCES of ENGLAND, GREAT-BRITAIN and WALES, that have been since the CONQUEST. With a proper dedication to a great DUKE. Anonymous. A historical survey of Royal Succession. Written soon after the death of Frederick, Prince of Wales, who surprised the commonwealth when he, on his death bed, made his son heir to the British throne. This Royal Succession booklet determines that Frederick's son was indeed entitled to be heir apparent to the Crown, but was not entitled to certain benefits due the Prince of Wales. LONDON: Printed for M. COOPER, at the Globe, in Pater-Noster-Row. 1751. First Edition. Booklet, disbound but now bound in recent marbled paper wrappers, 5x8", 60 pages. GOOD condition, toning, soiling and some spotting to the first and last few pages, the last page almost disbound, otherwise the pages are bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 1765 RHEINGAUER WEINBAU / WINE GROWING in the GERMAN RHEINGAU REGION Facsimile 1997 1765 RHEINGAUER WEINBAU / WINE GROWING in the GERMAN RHEINGAU REGION Facsimile 1997

    DER RHEINGAUER WEINBAU : aus selbst-eigener Erfahrung und nach der Naturlehre systematisch beschrieben. (WINE MAKING in RHEINGAU - from personal experience and according to nature, systematically described.) Facsimile of the German Viticulture Book that was originally published in Frankfurt in 1765. This facsimile of the original edition published by the Gesellschaft fur Geschichte des Weines (Society for the History of Wine), Wiesbaden, Germany, 1997. Hardcover book, no dustjacket as issued, 4.5x8 inches, 360 pages, plus some introductory pages and 7 plates at the rear. TEXT IN GERMAN (the facsimile in German Fraktur). NEAR FINE condition, tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • 1783 ROYAL CITY of COPENHAGEN / KONGELIGE DANSKE KIØBENHAVN Danish Book with MAP by E. C. HAUBER 1783 ROYAL CITY of COPENHAGEN / KONGELIGE DANSKE KIØBENHAVN Danish Book with MAP
    E. C. HAUBER

    Beskrivelse over den kongelige danske Residentsestad Kiøbenhavn og de kongelige Slotte paa Landet. Oversat efter det tredie tydske Oplag, forøget og forbedret. (Description of the Royal Danish

    City of Copenhagen and the Royal Castles in the Country. A printing of the Third Edition, enlarged and improved.) By E. C. HAUBER. Published by Rothes Forlag, København / Copenhagen, 1783. TEXT in DANISH. The book which first was published in 1770 gives a detailed description of the Danish capital before the great fire of 1795 and the destructive British attacks of 1807. Hardcovers, leather spine and corners with paper covered boards, spine has five raised bands, gilt lining, and a leather label titled in gilt, 4x6.75 inches (10x17 cm). Pagination: [8], 232…

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    Beskrivelse over den kongelige danske Residentsestad Kiøbenhavn og de kongelige Slotte paa Landet. Oversat efter det tredie tydske Oplag, forøget og forbedret. (Description of the Royal Danish

    City of Copenhagen and the Royal Castles in the Country. A printing of the Third Edition, enlarged and improved.) By E. C. HAUBER. Published by Rothes Forlag, København / Copenhagen, 1783. TEXT in DANISH. The book which first was published in 1770 gives a detailed description of the Danish capital before the great fire of 1795 and the destructive British attacks of 1807. Hardcovers, leather spine and corners with paper covered boards, spine has five raised bands, gilt lining, and a leather label titled in gilt, 4x6.75 inches (10x17 cm). Pagination: [8], 232 pages. Includes a FOLD OPEN MAP of COPENHAGEN at the front. CONDITION: The covers are worn through at the edges and corners, rubbed, and scraped; 1/4 inch of the spine leather is tearing away at the top, the spine title leather has a corner chip; nonetheless the covers are doing their job and are attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library way. Internally, there is a small number written on the top margin of the front free endpaper; the fold open map has edge wear to its left edge, not affecting the image; there is light foxing throughout, lacks its rear free endpaper and rear pastedown. Overall a solid, nice copy, complete with its folding map.

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  • 1798 HANDWRITTEN WILL of RICHARD DODD, RECTOR of COWLEY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY by Richard Dodd 1798 HANDWRITTEN WILL of RICHARD DODD, RECTOR of COWLEY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY
    Richard Dodd

    HANDWRITTEN WILL of RICHARD DODD, RECTOR of COWLEY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY. DATED MAY 13, 1798. Single-Fold Sheet to make four pages, handwritten on the front page and on the two inner pages. Written on laid-paper with the WATERMARK "ALLEE 1796". The writing is bright and clear, though the calligraphy is somewhat difficult. There are numerous folds from where the will had been folded into a small size, there is some edge wear including a few small closed edge tears. Still a solid, clean, manuscript Will. Here is my transcription of the manuscript Will (pardon my errors): "I Richard Dodd Rector of Cowley in the County of Middlesex revoking all other wills, do make this my last will and Testament.

    Imprimo:

    I…

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    HANDWRITTEN WILL of RICHARD DODD, RECTOR of COWLEY, MIDDLESEX COUNTY. DATED MAY 13, 1798. Single-Fold Sheet to make four pages, handwritten on the front page and on the two inner pages. Written on laid-paper with the WATERMARK "ALLEE 1796". The writing is bright and clear, though the calligraphy is somewhat difficult. There are numerous folds from where the will had been folded into a small size, there is some edge wear including a few small closed edge tears. Still a solid, clean, manuscript Will. Here is my transcription of the manuscript Will (pardon my errors): "I Richard Dodd Rector of Cowley in the County of Middlesex revoking all other wills, do make this my last will and Testament.

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    I appoint my dear wife Eliz. Dodd & the Revd. Philip S. Dodd my second son the joint executors & the administrators of this my said will desiring & ordering that they will within

    in one twelve month of my decease or before of they think proper buy & transfer & place two thousand pounds ________ in the name &

    for the use of my son William Dodd & likewise that they buy & place the same sum in the same stock in the name of & for the use of my daughter Frances Margaret Dodd. That they assign and make over

    to them likewise these shares.

    In the Middlesex _______________ that_______________ / _______________ / names of William / _______________, Dodd _______________. The rest & residue of my property, be it of whatever kind I leave to my dear wife desiring that she will

    leave it to her children.

    Elizabeth Philip & Charles such shares & proportions as she shall think right & proper (trusting she will not whilst living or at her death leave any improper partiality of

    she regards the memory of a Dear affectionate husband who look unwearied pains to save her of them from the distrust she in early life experienced from.

    The inability of a most excellent Father and afford him any _______________

    I sign this on the thirteenth of May in the Year of our Lord

    one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight. - Rich Dodd."

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  • 1799 REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE HANDWRITTEN SIGNED OFFICIAL LETTER Canton De Heudicourt 1799 REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE HANDWRITTEN SIGNED OFFICIAL LETTER Canton De Heudicourt

    HANDWRITTEN OFFICIAL LETTER from the 8th Year of the French Revolutionary Calendar (i.e. 1799). Printed on official stationery with République Française / Liberté Egalité letterhead. From Departement de la Somme, Canton D'Heudicourt. From Le Secretaire Du Canton D'Heudicourt, to "Citoyen". The document is written on both sides of an 6.75x8.5 (17x22 cm) piece of laid paper. TEXT IN FRENCH. GOOD condition, some folds, edge wear, and corner creases. Overall a sturdy copy with writing that is clear and legible. Please see the provided images to get a good idea of the letter, its contents, and its condition.

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  • 1817 Three Volume Set MEMOIRES des EVENEMENS 1706-1810 with Rare NECKLACE PLATE 1st Edition by FEU M. L'ABBÉ GEORGEL 1817 Three Volume Set MEMOIRES des EVENEMENS 1706-1810 with Rare NECKLACE PLATE 1st Edition
    FEU M. L'ABBÉ GEORGEL

    MÉMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DES ÉVÉNEMENS De La Fin Du DIX-HUITIÈME SIÈCLE Depuis 1760 Jusqu'en 1806-1810, Par un Contemporain Impartial, FEU M. L'ABBÉ GEORGEL. Volumes I, II and III. Published by Alexis Eymery, Libraire, PARIS, 1817 (de l'Imprimerie de J.-B. Imbert, Paris). TEXT IN FRENCH. THREE VOLUMES, Volumes I, II and III only (of 6 Volumes). Volume II includes the wonderful FOLD-OPEN NECKLACE PLATE. Three Hardcover Volumes, Leather Spines and Marbled Paper Covered Boards, gilt titling and gilt designs on the spines, marbled page edges, 5" x 8". Pagination: Volume I: xxx, x (printing pagination error counts two extra pages - this copy is correct and has been collated with copies of major Universities), 571 pages; Volume II: 506…

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    MÉMOIRES POUR SERVIR A L'HISTOIRE DES ÉVÉNEMENS De La Fin Du DIX-HUITIÈME SIÈCLE Depuis 1760 Jusqu'en 1806-1810, Par un Contemporain Impartial, FEU M. L'ABBÉ GEORGEL. Volumes I, II and III. Published by Alexis Eymery, Libraire, PARIS, 1817 (de l'Imprimerie de J.-B. Imbert, Paris). TEXT IN FRENCH. THREE VOLUMES, Volumes I, II and III only (of 6 Volumes). Volume II includes the wonderful FOLD-OPEN NECKLACE PLATE. Three Hardcover Volumes, Leather Spines and Marbled Paper Covered Boards, gilt titling and gilt designs on the spines, marbled page edges, 5" x 8". Pagination: Volume I: xxx, x (printing pagination error counts two extra pages - this copy is correct and has been collated with copies of major Universities), 571 pages; Volume II: 506 pages; Volume III:

    480 pages. Volume II is Complete with the RARE FOLD-OPEN NECKLACE PLATE. This plate is often missing. The plate makes Volume II the most valuable volume in the set. It is the only volume with a plate. Condition: There is a pea-size hole to the spine covering of V II, all the covers have wear to their spine ends, some splitting at the spine folds, peeling to the corners and places along the edges, and some general wear, nonetheless the covers are sturdy and attractive. The marbled page edges have faded but are still nicely visible. All 3 volumes are complete with their endpapers, half-titles, etc.

    Volume III has a previous owner's signature(Baron de ??) on the Colophon page (page facing the title page). The first and last few pages of all volumes are toned and have edge wear. The inner pages of all volumes have some light toning, spotting and foxing here and there throughout. Overall the inner pages are bright, tight, clean and unmarked. The fold-open necklace plate has edge wear, is splitting an inch or two along a couple folds, has some edge toning, and signs of light handling, but is still sturdy, complete, well bound-in, and lovely. Rare Set of the First Three Volumes including the NECKLACE PLATE in Volume II.

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  • 1840 EARL OF ABERDEEN'S CORRESPONDENCE w/ REV. DR CHALMERS & THE SECRETARIES OF THE NON-INTRUSION COMMITTEE by Earl of Aberdeen 1840 EARL OF ABERDEEN'S CORRESPONDENCE w/ REV. DR CHALMERS & THE SECRETARIES OF THE NON-INTRUSION COMMITTEE
    Earl of Aberdeen

    THE EARL OF ABERDEEN'S CORRESPONDENCE with THE REV. DR CHALMERS and the SECRETARIES OF THE NON-INTRUSION COMMITTEE : From 14th January to 27th May 1840. Published by William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh; and John Murray, London, M.DCCC.XL (1840). Booklet, disbound, 5x8 inches, ii + 83 pages. Condition: Disbound with roughness to the spine edge, the last few pages are chipped at their bottom area, not affecting text; the pages are lightly toned, there is some edge wear and light edge chipping here and there, overall a complete, though disbound, copy with printing that remains bright, clean, clear and fully legible. George Hamilton-Gordon was the 4th Earl of Aberdeen. He was born in 1784 and died in 1860.

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  • 1848 Dienstbuch - Eighteen Year Old GERMAN SERVANT GIRL'S I.D. STATUS & DUTIES DOCUMENT - SERVICE IDENTIFICATION BOOK 1848 Dienstbuch - Eighteen Year Old GERMAN SERVANT GIRL'S I.D. STATUS & DUTIES DOCUMENT - SERVICE IDENTIFICATION BOOK

    Antique German booklet, a Rare "Dienstbuch" (literally translated as "Service Book") from the year 1848 (with later notations from 1850), stipulating the status of the individual bearing this document as "servant class", and stating conditions of their legal employment. Official Document / Booklet, string bound with a portion of the string sealed with wax on the back page, 4.75x7.5", 32 pages. This particular booklet has been given the number 1019 and is made out to a young woman, aged 18. I cannot decipher, from the handwriting, the name and particulars of the girl whose book this was. The servant was required by law to carry this Official Statement of Employment, and had to be shown when proof of employment was…

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    Antique German booklet, a Rare "Dienstbuch" (literally translated as "Service Book") from the year 1848 (with later notations from 1850), stipulating the status of the individual bearing this document as "servant class", and stating conditions of their legal employment. Official Document / Booklet, string bound with a portion of the string sealed with wax on the back page, 4.75x7.5", 32 pages. This particular booklet has been given the number 1019 and is made out to a young woman, aged 18. I cannot decipher, from the handwriting, the name and particulars of the girl whose book this was. The servant was required by law to carry this Official Statement of Employment, and had to be shown when proof of employment was required by Police or other authorities. This small publication consists of 32 pages (no covers as issued). Only 9 of the pages have writing or printing, the rest are numbered but blank (kind of like a mostly unused passport). The first page has handwriting and printing, providing points of identification of this Dienstbuch holder. The next 7 pages (2-8) contain printed matter only, including warnings, rules, and governing servitude ordinances. Page 9 is filled in with handwriting, including a couple "1850" dates. I don't know what the writing says, but I have tried to provide a clear image for those of you who might be able to read the it. The bottom of page 9 has an ink stamp that bears bears the name of the town of Gerstungen in Thuringia. The back page (page 32) has an Official Wax Seal. The wax seal is stamped over the binding threads, making it very difficult for pages to be removed so that false ones could be entered. Condition: Toned, foxed, some soiling, but still solid, clear, and fully legible. A wonderful historic document relating to Young Servant Girls in 19th Century Germany.

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  • 1855 VICE ADMIRAL SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON, ROYAL NAVY, Edited & INSCRIBED by HIS SON by VICE ADMIRAL SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON, edited by SIR CHARLES BRENTON 1855 VICE ADMIRAL SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON, ROYAL NAVY, Edited & INSCRIBED by HIS SON
    VICE ADMIRAL SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON, edited by SIR CHARLES BRENTON

    MEMOIR OF VICE ADMIRAL SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON. Edited by His Son, SIR CHARLES BRENTON. London: Longman and Co., 1855. Second Edition, so stated. First published in 1846 in an edition edited by Chancellor Raikes (who died prior to this second edition). This edition has been edited by Brenton's son, and includes a new 125 page Preface. Thus the first re-edited edition. HAND INSCRIBED at the top of the title page by SIR CHARLES BRENTON, editor of this edition and son of Vice Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton. Inscribed as follows: "F. A. Grant Esq / with Sir C. Brenton's kind regards". Hardcovers (front cover detached but present), 8vo., gilt lettering and design to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, plus blind…

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    MEMOIR OF VICE ADMIRAL SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON. Edited by His Son, SIR CHARLES BRENTON. London: Longman and Co., 1855. Second Edition, so stated. First published in 1846 in an edition edited by Chancellor Raikes (who died prior to this second edition). This edition has been edited by Brenton's son, and includes a new 125 page Preface. Thus the first re-edited edition. HAND INSCRIBED at the top of the title page by SIR CHARLES BRENTON, editor of this edition and son of Vice Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton. Inscribed as follows: "F. A. Grant Esq / with Sir C. Brenton's kind regards". Hardcovers (front cover detached but present), 8vo., gilt lettering and design to front cover, gilt lettering to spine, plus blind stamped designs to both the front and rear cover and spine, 4.5x7.5 inches. Pagination: cxxxvi, 521, [1] errata, [2] ads. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece. Condition: The front cover is detached (i.e. laid on loosely), there is fraying and chipping to the spine ends, the front spine fold cloth (where the front cover is disbound) is pulling away and fraying, the cover corners are bumped and worn through, and there is some shelf rubbing to the boards. Internally, there is edge chipping to the first few pages, including the title page which has its upper corner chipped off (almost but not affecting the editor's inscription); there is an early previous owner's signature at the top of the Dedication page; there are upper corner creases (bookmarks?) here and there throughout; the book was over opened at a number of places leaving the hinge exposed but pages still holding; and light foxing and age spotting here and there. Overall a complete copy with original covers of this book about the Royal Navy adventures of Vice Admiral Sir Jahleel Brenton. Made unique with the Inscription by His Son, Sir Charles Brenton, who edited this edition. About SIR JAHLEEL BRENTON (from Wikipedia): ******Sir Jahleel Brenton, 1st Baronet, KCB (b.1770 d.1844) was a British admiral born in Newport, Rhode Island, British North America. Jahleel Brenton was the son of Rear Admiral Jahleel Brenton (b.1729 d.1802), and a great great grandson of Rhode Island colonial governor William Brenton. His father belonged to a loyalist family which suffered the loss of most of its property in the American Revolution. He was a lieutenant in the Royal Navy when the war began, and emigrated with his family to the United Kingdom in 1780. In 1791 Brenton took his first command, the Trepassey, a small 42 ton sloop with a crew of eight, stationed at Newfoundland. In 1793, he accepted the surrender of Miquelon at the outbreak of the French Revolutionary Wars. In 1798 he was appointed Commander of HMS Speedy, and won much distinction in actions with Spanish gunboats in the Straits of Gibraltar in 1799. Following the renewal of hostilities with France, he commanded a succession of frigates. On 2 July 1803, while commanding HMS Minerve the ship ran aground near Cherbourg, France. Minerve came under fire from shore batteries and all attempts to refloat her having failed, Brenton was obliged to surrender. He was imprisoned until 1806. He was eventually exchanged for a French prisoner, and was subsequently appointed to HMS Spartan in 1807. Brenton's most brilliant action was fought with a squadron of French ships at Naples on 1 May 1810. He was severely wounded during the battle. Brenton was created a Baronet in 1812 and appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB) in 1815. He attained flag rank of Vice Admiral of the White in 1830, and was promoted to Rear Admiral of the Blue in 1840. Two islets of the St. Croix archipelago off the Port Elizabethan coast in Algoa Bay, Jahleel Island and Brenton Island, are named for him.******

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  • 1858 Spanish MILITARY POEM "SEBASTOPOL CANTO MILITAR" about the SIEGE of SEVASTOPOL by Juan de Quiorga 1858 Spanish MILITARY POEM "SEBASTOPOL CANTO MILITAR" about the SIEGE of SEVASTOPOL
    Juan de Quiorga

    SEBASTOPOL CANTO MILITAR, by Juan de Quiorga. A 21 stanza Spanish poem about the Siege of Sevastopol (Spanish: Sebastopol), written by one of the Spanish officers, Juan de Quiroga. Published by Imprenta del Guadalete, a cargo de T. Bueno, Jerez De La Frontera, 1858. First edition. TEXT IN SPANISH. Booklet, plain pink paper wrappers, 5.74x8.5 inches (14.5x21.5 cm), 31 pages. Title page vignette. Condition: Wrappers are soiled, inner pages have a few light age spots and slight signs of handling, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • 1862 THE DIOCESE OF MEATH, IRELAND History & Genealogy COMPLETE THREE VOLUME SET by Rev. Anthony Cogan 1862 THE DIOCESE OF MEATH, IRELAND History & Genealogy COMPLETE THREE VOLUME SET
    Rev. Anthony Cogan

    The Diocese of Meath, Ancient and Modern, by Rev. Anthony Cogan. DUBLIN: John F. Fowler and J. Dollard, 1862 - 1870. First Editions. COMPLETE THREE VOLUME SET. Hardcovers, Volumes I & II in their original cloth covered boards with gilt printing to the spines, Volume III professionally rebound in cloth covered boards with a gilt title label on the spine, 5x7.5 inches (12x19 cm). Pagination: lvi, 427; xv, 560; xxiii, 681, respectively. Reverend Father Anthony Cogan was a priest and scholar of the Diocese of Meath, Ireland. His three volume diocesan history made use of the incredible Meath archives, including many manuscripts from the early 17th century. Unfortunately, MUCH of the ARCHIVAL MATERIAL used in the work WAS DESTROYED in…

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    The Diocese of Meath, Ancient and Modern, by Rev. Anthony Cogan. DUBLIN: John F. Fowler and J. Dollard, 1862 - 1870. First Editions. COMPLETE THREE VOLUME SET. Hardcovers, Volumes I & II in their original cloth covered boards with gilt printing to the spines, Volume III professionally rebound in cloth covered boards with a gilt title label on the spine, 5x7.5 inches (12x19 cm). Pagination: lvi, 427; xv, 560; xxiii, 681, respectively. Reverend Father Anthony Cogan was a priest and scholar of the Diocese of Meath, Ireland. His three volume diocesan history made use of the incredible Meath archives, including many manuscripts from the early 17th century. Unfortunately, MUCH of the ARCHIVAL MATERIAL used in the work WAS DESTROYED in the MEATH PUBLIC RECORDS FIRE of 1922. Condition: VOLUME I is in GOOD condition, the covers show some rubbing and the gilt lettering on the spine has faded

    away, but the covers remain sturdy and attractive; internally there is the stamp of ST. TERESA'S COLLEGE / GEORGE'S HILL / DUBLIN on the front free endpaper, and a label that reads: LORETTO HOUSE, NAVAN, on the front pastedown;

    there is a number written on the front free endpaper; there is a spot or two here and there; overall tight, bright, clean and unmarked. VOLUME II is in FAIR condition, the spine covering is worn and weary, it has been amateurishly glued tight to the spine text block causing it to be flat rather than curved at the spine; the spine covering is also creased and is fraying at its ends; the front and rear boards are rubbed but solid and doing their job well; internally, the front and rear free endpapers are lacking but the pastedowns are present; the front and rear inner hinges are fully split, exposing the inner netting, but are holding; the inner text pages are complete and are in good condition, some edgewear here and there, otherwise bright, clean and unmarked. VOLUME III is in VERY GOOD condition, its professional rebinding is bright and sharp, inner pages have some light foxing here and there, a blank endpaper has a few small numbers written at the upper corner, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. This COMPLETE, FIRST EDITION, THREE VOLUME SET is historically important, especially after the destructive fire of 1922. It is quite hard to find in its complete state. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This three volume set will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1893 Exploration of ANATOLIA TURKEY for a RAILWAY with 140 ILLUSTRATIONS + MAP by Dr. Edmund Naumann 1893 Exploration of ANATOLIA TURKEY for a RAILWAY with 140 ILLUSTRATIONS + MAP
    Dr. Edmund Naumann

    VOM GOLDNEN HORN ZU DEN QUELLEN DES EUPHRAT - Reisebriefe, Tagebuchblätter und Studien über die Asiatische Türkei und die Anatolische Bahn, von DR. EDMUND NAUMANN. (FROM THE GOLDEN HORN TO THE SOURCE OF EUPHRATES - Travel Correspondence, Diaries and Studies of ASIAN TURKEY and the ANATOLIAN TRAIN, by DR. EDMUND NAUMANN). Verlag von R. OLDENBOURG, 1893, MÜNCHEN und LEIPZIG, Germany. Hardcover book, cloth covered boards, illustration on front cover, 8.5" x 11.5", XV + 494 pages. TEXT IN GERMAN. Includes 140 mostly b&w in-text ILLUSTRATIONS, plus a FOLD-OPEN, COLOR MAP at the rear. An account of a six month journey through Anatolia / Asian Turkey, from Constantinople to Angora, Kharput, Diarbekir, Erzerum and Trapezunt. As a geologist who had already…

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    VOM GOLDNEN HORN ZU DEN QUELLEN DES EUPHRAT - Reisebriefe, Tagebuchblätter und Studien über die Asiatische Türkei und die Anatolische Bahn, von DR. EDMUND NAUMANN. (FROM THE GOLDEN HORN TO THE SOURCE OF EUPHRATES - Travel Correspondence, Diaries and Studies of ASIAN TURKEY and the ANATOLIAN TRAIN, by DR. EDMUND NAUMANN). Verlag von R. OLDENBOURG, 1893, MÜNCHEN und LEIPZIG, Germany. Hardcover book, cloth covered boards, illustration on front cover, 8.5" x 11.5", XV + 494 pages. TEXT IN GERMAN. Includes 140 mostly b&w in-text ILLUSTRATIONS, plus a FOLD-OPEN, COLOR MAP at the rear. An account of a six month journey through Anatolia / Asian Turkey, from Constantinople to Angora, Kharput, Diarbekir, Erzerum and Trapezunt. As a geologist who had already accomplished important work in Japan, Naumann was asked to undertake a reconnaissance of the land through which the Anatolia Railway was to run. GOOD MINUS condition, the spine covering is splitting along both the front and rear folds, the front edge of the rear cover is worn / frayed / scraped through for several inches, the front cover illustration is rubbed, the front and rear boards have some scrapes, and the cover corners are bumped, nonetheless the covers are original and still rather sturdy; internally, there is the signature of "Paul & Marthe Henge (or Henze?)" and the date "9 April 1958" on the front free endpaper, the rear hinge is cracked but holding, the pages are lightly toned, especially at the margins, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked, and the fold-open map is solid, bright and clear. A complete, original, worn but still presentable copy of this early exploration of ANATOLIA TURKEY.

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  • 1900 LOS SUICIDIOS EN ESPANA (SUICIDES IN SPAIN) First Edition, Leather Covers by Ambrosio Tapia 1900 LOS SUICIDIOS EN ESPANA (SUICIDES IN SPAIN) First Edition, Leather Covers
    Ambrosio Tapia

    LOS SUICIDIOS EN ESPANA (SUICIDES IN SPAIN), by Ambrosio Tapia. MADRID: Published by Libreria de Victoriano Suarez, 1900. First Edition. Professionally and Beautifully Bound in Leather Covered Boards with gilt lettering and lining on the spine. Entire softbound edition bound in, including the covers. 4.5x7 inches, 253 pages. Text in Spanish. Condition: The recent leather covers are cracked at the front spine fold but holding

    well, otherwise the covers are lovely. The original book that is bound in has toned with age, has some foxing and spotting to the front and rear covers, and the inner pages have a few previous owner's margin marks, some corner creases, and show light wear. Overall a solid, complete copy that is bound in…

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    LOS SUICIDIOS EN ESPANA (SUICIDES IN SPAIN), by Ambrosio Tapia. MADRID: Published by Libreria de Victoriano Suarez, 1900. First Edition. Professionally and Beautifully Bound in Leather Covered Boards with gilt lettering and lining on the spine. Entire softbound edition bound in, including the covers. 4.5x7 inches, 253 pages. Text in Spanish. Condition: The recent leather covers are cracked at the front spine fold but holding

    well, otherwise the covers are lovely. The original book that is bound in has toned with age, has some foxing and spotting to the front and rear covers, and the inner pages have a few previous owner's margin marks, some corner creases, and show light wear. Overall a solid, complete copy that is bound in attractive leather and gilt covers. A 1900 Study on Suicides in Spain. For that Spanish speaking friend of yours with a dark side.

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  • 1926 GERMAN CAR Book MEIN AUTO Illustrated w/ 91 PHOTOS + 60 Technical Drawings by Karl August KROTH 1926 GERMAN CAR Book MEIN AUTO Illustrated w/ 91 PHOTOS + 60 Technical Drawings
    Karl August KROTH

    MEIN AUTO. Ein Ratgeber für Autobesitzer und alle die es werden wollen, von Dr. K(arl) A(ugust) KROTH. Mit 91 Lichtbildern, 60 technischen Bildern und Zeichnungen. Mehrfarbige Zeichnung auf Einbanddeckel von Ludwig Hohlwein. Erste Auflage. (MY CAR. A Guide for car owners and those who want to be, by Dr. K(arl) A(ugust) Kroth. , With 91 photographs, 60 technical drawings and paintings. Multi-colored Cover drawing by Ludwig Hohlwein. First edition. Published by Dieck & Co., STUTTGART, (Germany), 1926. First Edition, so stated. TEXT IN GERMAN. Rare Vintage GERMAN CAR BOOK, with lots of PHOTOGRAPHS of GERMAN CARS, all pre 1926. Lots of Technical Drawings too. Really Cool! Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, illustrated front cover, no dustjacket as…

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    MEIN AUTO. Ein Ratgeber für Autobesitzer und alle die es werden wollen, von Dr. K(arl) A(ugust) KROTH. Mit 91 Lichtbildern, 60 technischen Bildern und Zeichnungen. Mehrfarbige Zeichnung auf Einbanddeckel von Ludwig Hohlwein. Erste Auflage. (MY CAR. A Guide for car owners and those who want to be, by Dr. K(arl) A(ugust) Kroth. , With 91 photographs, 60 technical drawings and paintings. Multi-colored Cover drawing by Ludwig Hohlwein. First edition. Published by Dieck & Co., STUTTGART, (Germany), 1926. First Edition, so stated. TEXT IN GERMAN. Rare Vintage GERMAN CAR BOOK, with lots of PHOTOGRAPHS of GERMAN CARS, all pre 1926. Lots of Technical Drawings too. Really Cool! Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, illustrated front cover, no dustjacket as issued, 5" x 7.5", 174 pages plus a page of Contents and a page of Publisher's ads at the end. Illustrated with b&w photographs and detailed drawings, mostly of cool old German cars. GOOD condition, covers have some wear to the spine ends and corner tips, rubbing, and light soiling; internally just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A nice, solid copy.

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