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The Life of Philidor, Musician and Chess-Player., Allen, George
1 Allen, George The Life of Philidor, Musician and Chess-Player.
Philadelphia E. H. Butler & Co. 1863 First Edition Hardcover 
With a Supplementary Essay on Philidor as Chess-Author and Chess-Player by Tassilo von Heydebrand und der Lasa. xii, 156pp. Quarter green cloth over red boards, gold lettering on the spine. Extremely mild foxing to text block, previous owner's name in pencil on flyleaf, light rubbing to covers and wear to edges. A very good copy. ; Octavo 
Price: 350.00 USD
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2 Braybrooke, Richard, ed. Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, Esq. F. R. S., Secretary to the Admiralty in the Reigns of Charles II. and James II. Comprising His Diary from 1659 to 1669, Deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A. B. of St. John's College, Cambridge, from the Original Short-hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, and a Selection from His Private Correspondence.
London Henry Colburn 1825 First Edition Hardcover 
In two volumes. xlii, 498, xlix pp; 348, vii, 311pp. Contemporary full grey calf elaborately stamped in blind and ruled in gold on the sides. Intricate pattern in blind, gold decorations and brown and green leather labels lettered in gold on the spines. Inside dentelles stamped in blind, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Engraved frontispieces and eleven plates. With the bookplate of Sir Robert Johnson Eden on the front pastedown endpaper of volume one. Old dampstains to lower corners and fore edges of both volumes mostly confined to margins, some scattered foxing throughout, some rubbing and wear to extremities. A very good set. ; Quarto 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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Memoirs of a Tattooist. From the Notes, Diaries and Letters of the late "King of Tattooists"., Burchett, George
3 Burchett, George Memoirs of a Tattooist. From the Notes, Diaries and Letters of the late "King of Tattooists".
New York Crown Publishers, Inc. 1958 First American Edition Hardcover 
Red cloth stamped in gold on the spine. With illustrations. Compiled and edited by Peter Leighton. Previous owner's stamp on the front pastedown endpaper. A near fine copy in near fine, price-clipped dustjacket. ; Octavo 
Price: 300.00 USD
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The Life and Adventures of Mr. Bampfylde-Moore Carew, Commonly Called the King of the Beggars., Carew, Bampfylde-Moore
4 Carew, Bampfylde-Moore The Life and Adventures of Mr. Bampfylde-Moore Carew, Commonly Called the King of the Beggars.
London A. Millar, E. Dilly, J. Hodges, and J. & R. Tonson 1782 Hardcover 
246pp. Half calf over marbled boards, black label on the spine lettered in gold, engraved frontispiece. Includes a dictionary of the Cant language. Light offsetting to title page, some toning along the edges especially to endpapers. A near fine copy. An amusing possibly fictitious account of Carew's life and travels through Great Britain, Europe and the United States and of the origins and customs of the gypsies. Sabin 27615. ; Twelvemo 
Price: 350.00 USD
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5 Chrysler, Walter P. Life of an American Workman
New York Privately Printed 1937 First Edition Hardcover Signed by Author
One of 500 copies. Bound by Jas. MacDonald of New York in full red leather stamped in gold on the cover and the spine. Signed and inscribed by Chrysler on the flyleaf: "To: / John P. Grier / with my friendship / and affection / WP Chrysler 1/10/38". Light wear to extremities. A nice presentation copy. ; Octavo; Signed by Author 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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6 Coghlan, [Margaret] Memoirs of Mrs. Coghlan, (Daughter of the Late Major Moncrieffe,) Written by Herself, and Dedicated to the British Nation; Being Interspersed with Anecdotes of the Late American and Present French War; with Remarks, Moral and Political.
New York Printed by T. & J. Swords 1795 First US Edition Hardcover 
xix, [2], 22-184pp. Contemporary full calf with red leather label lettered in gold on the spine. Inlcudes the complete preface. Some scattered foxing, wear to extremities, name on front free endpaper. A very good copy. Howes C-543. Sabin 14208. ; 12mo 
Price: 750.00 USD
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7 Colden, Cadwallader D. The Life of Robert Fulton, by His Friend Cadwallader D. Colden. With an Appendix.
New York Published by Kirk & Mercein 1817 First Edition Hardcover 
371pp. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gold. Marbled endpapers and edges. Lacks frontispiece and foldout plate. A very good copy. ; Octavo 
Price: 200.00 USD
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8 Colden, Cadwallader D. The Life of Robert Fulton, by His Friend Cadwallader D. Colden. With an Appendix.
New York Published by Kirk & Mercein 1817 First Edition Hardcover 
371pp. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine lettered and decorated in gold. Frontispiece, foldout plate. A small portrait of Fulton was tipped in on page 259, two news clippings about Fulton from 1924 laid in. Edges were trimmed slightly, boards are well worn, previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. A good copy. ; Octavo 
Price: 300.00 USD
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9 Durant, Margery My Father.
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1929 First Edition Hardcover Signed by Author
Limited to 50 signed copies privately printed for the author. xii, 337pp. Full federal blue morocco stamped in gold on the front panel, lettered and ruled in gold on the spine panel, gilt inside dentelles, top edge gilt. Signed by Margery Durant on the limitation page. Laid in is a hand lettered card with a dedication and signature by the author to George Winslow Plummer, whose bookplate is affixed to the front pastedown endpaper. Tiny tear to the title page. A bright, fine copy in a fine cloth dustjacket. ; Octavo; Signed by Author 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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10 Edwards, Jonathan An Account of the Life of the Late Reverend Mr. David Brainerd, Minister of the Gospel, Missionary to the Indians, from the Honourable Society in Scotland, for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, and Pastor of a Church of Christian Indians in New- Jersey. Who Died at Northampton in New-England, Octob. 9th 1747, in the 30th Year of His Age; Chiefly Taken from His Own Diary, and Other Private Writings, Written for His Own Use; and Now Published.
Boston Printed for and Sold by D. Henchman 1749 First Edition Hardcover 
xii, [18], 316pp + 2pp of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary full sheepskin. Boards and spine are extremely worn, lacks the front free endpaper, previous owner's name on title and preface, foxing and several old stains, small loss to one leaf with the subscribers names. A fair copy. Evans 6311. Howes E56. Sabin 21927. ; Octavo 
Price: 900.00 USD
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11 Harvey, Peter Reminiscences and Anecdotes of Daniel Webster. (Signed by Webster.)
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1877 First Edition Hardcover 
x, 480pp. Original brown cloth stamped in blind on the covers and lettered in gold on the spine. With a slip signed by Webster affixed on the verso of the flyleaf, his cabinet card, a long newspaper article affixed to the recto of the frontispiece, last page and blank, and an extra portrait tipped in on the preface. Mild edge wear, front hinge weak, front free endpaper missing. A very good copy. ; Octavo; Signed by Biographee 
Price: 400.00 USD
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The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte. Second Edition, Revised by His Son., Hazlitt, William
12 Hazlitt, William The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte. Second Edition, Revised by His Son.
London Office of the Illustrated London Library 1852 Second Edition Hardcover 
In four volumes. Half calf over marbled boards, spines decorated in gold, with red and green labels lettered in gold, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Light wear to extremities but a nice, very good+ set. ; Octavo 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Ebenezer Beriah Kelly: An Autobiography., Kelly, Ebenezer Beriah
13 Kelly, Ebenezer Beriah Ebenezer Beriah Kelly: An Autobiography.
Norwich, CT Published by the Author 1856 First Edition Hardcover 
100pp. Original brown cloth stamped in blind on the sides and lettered in gold on the front panel. Fading and tear to spine panel, some fading on the covers, mild scattered foxing throughout, name on front pastedown endpaper. A very good copy. Howes K61. Sabin 37306.; Octavo 
Price: 300.00 USD
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14 Lafever, Minard The Beauties of Modern Architecture. Illustrated by Forty-eight Original Plates, Designed Expressly for This Work.
New York D. Appleton & Company 1835 Hardcover 
[65]-139pp + 48 leaves of plates. Contemporary half calf, black label lettered in gold on the spine. Soiling and rubbing to covers, scattered foxing throughout, short closed tear to one of the plates. A good+ copy. ; Octavo 
Price: 750.00 USD
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Historical Memoir of the War of West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-1815., Latour, A Lacarriere
15 Latour, A Lacarriere Historical Memoir of the War of West Florida and Louisiana in 1814-1815.
Philadelphia John Conrad and Co. 1816 First Edition Hardcover 
xx, 264, cxc pp. Modern quarter leather over marbled boards. This copy was bound without the frontispiece. Light toning and scattered foxing. A very good+ copy. Lacks the atlas volume. Howes L124. Sabin 39214.; Octavo 
Price: 650.00 USD
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There Really Was a Hollywood., Leigh, Janet
16 Leigh, Janet There Really Was a Hollywood.
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1984 First Edition Hardcover Signed by Author
Cloth backed boards. Signed and inscribed in the year of publication by Janet Leigh on the front free endpaper. A near fine copy in very good dustjacket with light edge wear and a few small chips. ; Octavo; Signed by Author 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok., Leonowens, Anna Harriette
17 Leonowens, Anna Harriette The English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok.
Boston Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1870 First Edition Hardcover 
x, 321pp. Original green pictorial cloth stamped in black and gold on the front panel and the spine panel. with illustrations from photographs presented to the author by the King of Siam. Basis for Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1951 hit musical The King and I. Spine ends and corner tips frayed, spot to rear panel, small spot to front panel. A bright, very good copy. ; Octavo 
Price: 600.00 USD
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18 Madame Manson Memoirs of Madame Manson, Explanatory of Her Conduct, on the Trial for the Assassination of M. Fualdes. Written by Herself, and Addressed to Madame Enjalran, Her Mother. With a Portrait. Translated from the French, and Accompanied by an Abstract of the Trial; and a Concise Account of the Persons and Events Alluded to in the Memoirs by the Translator.
London Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy 1818 First British Edition Hardcover 
252pp. Original boards, paper label affixed to the spine. Frontispiece. With the bookplate of Arthur Wing on the front pastedown endpaper. Fairly consistent wear to the edges, front joint almost completely split, previous owner's name on the front pastedown endpaper. A good copy. Uncommon. ; Octavo 
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Nixon, Richard
19 Nixon, Richard The Memoirs of Richard Nixon
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1978 0448143747 / 9780448143743 First Edition Hardcover Signed by Author
Blue cloth stamped in gold on the cover and the spine. Light wear to spine ends, mild foxing to top edge. A near fine copy in very good+ dustjacket with mild edge wear. Signed and inscribed by Nixon on the flyleaf: "To Barbara Wheaton-Smith / with best wishes / from / Richard Nixon / 5 -20 '82". With b&w photographs. ; Octavo; Signed by Author 
Price: 450.00 USD
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Pavarotti: My World., Pavarotti, Luciano; Wright, William
20 Pavarotti, Luciano; Wright, William Pavarotti: My World.
New York Crown Publishers, Inc. 1995 0517700271 / 9780517700273 First Edition Hardcover Signed by Author
Cloth backed boards. Boldly signed and dated by Luciano Pavarotti in the year of publication. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. ; Octavo; Signed by Author 
Price: 400.00 USD
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