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Travelers, Tracks and Tycoons: The Railroad in American Legend and Life
“Vittorio Sella And Wilfred Thesiger: Photographs at the Edge.” From The Collection of Roger Härtl
Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects
The Daniel Press
Treasures from the Hispanic Society Library / Tesoros de la Biblioteca de la Hispanic Society
"The Great George": Cruikshank & London's Graphic Satirists (1800-1850)
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100 Books Famous in Typography
Taming the Tongue
Magazines and the American Experience
The History of Plastic Surgery
A Century of Dining Out
Stanley D. Scott Gift
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Open/Set: Design Binding Today
Five Hundred Years of Women's Work
Poet of the Body
French Book Arts
A Conversation Larger Than the Universe
The Grolier Club Collects II
Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze
Strangers in a Strange Land
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The Federalist: A Collection of Essays, written in favour of the New Constitution, as agreed upon by the Federal Convention, September 17, 1787, 2 vols.
A thick paper copy, rarely seen.
Provenance: Presented by James Madison to James Maury, a confidant and first consul of the United States.
Madison, Hamilton and Jay agreed amongst themselves to write position papers supporting the proposed…
The British Log Book; or, Yarns of the Ocean.
One 8-page part from the first edition plus 24 16-page parts from the second edition.
This was an early purchase I made as I started to collect nautical fiction. A few years later I bought some disbound parts and noticed that they were eight-page…
Polar Almanac, for the Year of Our Lord 1854, being the Seventeenth Year of the Reign of Her Majesty Queen Victoria. Printed on Board of Her Majesty’s Ship Enterprise, in Camden Bay, Latitude 70º08' North, Longitude 145º29' West,
Provenance: Henry Hester’s copy, with his signature on the title page.
The first book printed in Alaska, and one of only four known copies. This copy also has numerous pencil annotations, probably added at a later date by Henry Hester, the book’s…
Ея императорскаго величества Наказь коммиссии о сочинении проекта новаго уложения. Ihrer Kaiserlichen Majestät Instruction für die zu Verfertigung des Entwurfs zu einem neuen Gesetz-Buche verordnete Commission.
This preliminary version of the Nakaz (or Instruction) is interleaved with manuscript contemporary notes, possibly by a delegate to the Assembly that Catherine II convened in 1767 to discuss her draft law code. It is in a sumptuous full red morocco…
The North Briton, Volume II.
Provenance: Octavia Wilberforce's copy, with the bookplates of Lavington House and the Wilberforce Library, Backsettown.
John Wilkes, an opposition member of Parliament in the 1760s, wrote The North Briton, published periodically in pamphlet form.…