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A Compleat History of the Whole Proceedings of the Parliament of Great Britain Against Dr. Henry Sacheverell: With His Tryal Before the House of Peers, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors
1 A Compleat History of the Whole Proceedings of the Parliament of Great Britain Against Dr. Henry Sacheverell: With His Tryal Before the House of Peers, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors
London: J. Baker, 1710. A Compleat History of the Whole Proceedings of the Parliament of Great Britain Against Dr. Henry Sacheverell with His Tryal Before the House of Peers for High Crimes and Misdemeanors; the Reasons of Those Lords That Enter'd Their Protests; etc. London: J. Baker, 1710. 12mo, contemporary calf with five raised bands and gilt lettering and decoration on spine.. An important document for the history of the Anglican Church. Sacheverell had attacked the Queen, the Whigs and the Bishop of Salisbury in two controversial sermons. He was then summoned before the House of Lords for trial. He was judged guilty and suspended for three years; and the two sermons ordered to be burned at the Royal Exchange. This made him a martyr in the eyes of the populace and (along with heavy taxes on Londoners) resulted in several riots in London and other areas of the country. The rioting in turn led to the downfall of the government ministry later that year and the passing of the Riot Act in 1714. This treatise contains the most important speeches of the month-long trial and a list of the individual peers with their decision for or against Sacheverell. Covers are edgeworn with several small stains, but generally clean and tight; partial separation inside front cover at edge of paste-down but has not detached. Text block clean and tight with only minimal toning and little foxing.. 
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An Account of the Ceremony in Westminster Hall on Thursday May 9th 1935 on the occasion of the Presentation of Addresses by Both Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to His Majesty King George V Congratulating Him on the Celebration of the Silver Jubilee of His Most Illustrious Reign
2 An Account of the Ceremony in Westminster Hall on Thursday May 9th 1935 on the occasion of the Presentation of Addresses by Both Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to His Majesty King George V Congratulating Him on the Celebration of the Silver Jubilee of His Most Illustrious Reign
Cambridge: Walter Lewis, 1935. 1st ed, 8vo, unpaginated full blue morocco with gilt lettering on front panel ("Westminster Hall 9 May 1935" ), raised bands on spine, gilt edging, b/w frontispiece, one b/w photograph with tissue guard. Matching d/w and slipcase. Absolutely pristine copy in fine d/w and very good slipcase.. 
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Codice Nuttall /  Manuscrito pictórico Mexicano que actualmente se exhibe en el Museo Britanico.
3 Codice Nuttall / Manuscrito pictórico Mexicano que actualmente se exhibe en el Museo Britanico.
Mexico. D.F.: Libreria Anticuaria. G. M. Echaniz., 1939. 1st ed. thus, 11-1/2”x8-1/2”. Scarce (No.22 of 25 signed and numbered copies] A hand-colored facsimile of the Codex Nuttall, an accordion-fold pre-Columbian document of Mixtec pictography, now in the collection of the British Museum. The Codex is one of about 16 manuscripts from Mexico that are entirely pre-Columbian in origin. Its name is derived from Zelia Nuttall, who first published the Codex for the Peabody Museum in 1902. It is one of three codices that record the genealogies, alliances and conquests of several 11th and 12th century rulers of a small Mixtec city-state in highland Oaxaca, the Tilantongo kingdom, especially under the leadership of the warrior Lord Eight Deer Jaguar Claw (who died in the early twelfth century at the age of fifty-two). A near fine copy in good original quarter-leather two-post binding. Ex-libris Earl Stendahl Galleries, with small taped label of the gallery on the back cover. Covers: Edges and corners rubbed as is top of spine, ½” tear at bottom of spine. Interior is fine except for some light age-toning on title page and some light creasing at several the plate hinges not affecting images. 85 plates, hand-colored on brown paper. One copy in Worldcat. [Brown University (copy no. 25) Copies also appear to be in the special collections of the University of Toronto/Thomas Fisher Rare Book Room [15] and the Dumbarton Oaks Museum (Wash. DC).. 
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[ENGLISH CIVIL WAR, 1642] TWO TRACTS: A machavillian plot, or A caution for England / A declaration a...for the disarming of all popish recusants...
4 [ENGLISH CIVIL WAR, 1642] TWO TRACTS: A machavillian plot, or A caution for England / A declaration a...for the disarming of all popish recusants...
London: A.N. for Ed. Husbands and I. Franke, 1642. A machavillian plot, or A caution for England, presented in a time when princes were so pious and judges durst bee valiant to declare against vunhonest slaverie. Attributed to Sir Robert Heath. London: printed Anno Dom. 1642; printed wrappers. 14 pp. Good. 6 copies in OCLC. ##### A declaration of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament : for the disarming of all popish recusants, and that it shall be lawfull for any of His Majesties subjects to seize upon the persons of all such as shall execute the illegall Commission of array : together with a declaration of the Lords and Commons in Parliament that all persons whatsoever which shall assist His Majesty in this vvar with horse, arms, or money shall be traytors to His Majesty, the Parliament, and kingdom. London: Printed by A.N. for Ed. Husbands and I. Franke ..., August 24, 1642 8 pp. 6 copies in OCLC. ##### When Charles I came to the English throne in 1625, he inherited the rocky relationship his father had with Parliament. Charles I was a strong believer in the divine right of kings and resented Parliamentary objections to his tax-raising efforts and his marriage to a Spanish Catholic princess. In 1629, Charles locked the doors to Parliament and refused to allow them to meet. By 1640, however, Charles needed Parliament to approve new taxes so he could continue his fight against Scottish rebels. Parliament’s demands that Charles curb his power in exchange for approving taxes, and public criticisms of the king and his marriage to a Catholic by some members of Parliament led Charles to call for the arrest of five of his most vocal critics in the spring of 1642. Parliament members had been tipped off of the impending arrests and managed to flee to safety. Over the next months, tensions increased as both sides raised forces. They met in battle at Edgehill on October 23, 1642. Over the next ten years, war ravaged the country as the Parliamentarians (also known as the roundheads) slowly gained ground over the Royalists (also known as the cavaliers), ultimately resulting in the trial and execution of Charles I, the exile of his son Charles II, and the establishment of the English Commonwealth under the rule of Oliver Cromwell. [wikipedia]. 
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The Tactics of Aelian, comprising the military system of the Grecians; illustrated with notes, explanatory plates., Aelianus (Tacticus)
5 Aelianus (Tacticus)The Tactics of Aelian, comprising the military system of the Grecians; illustrated with notes, explanatory plates.
London: E. Kerby, 1814. Edited, and with a preliminary discourse by, Viscount Henry August Dillon. London: Small 4to, quarter leather and black cloth. 268 pp. 1st edition thus, inscribed by the ‘author’ (Dillon). Numerous full-page plates and engravings of military tactics and formations. Aelian's military treatise is a handbook of Greek drill and tactics as practiced by the successors of Alexander the Great. Thought to have been first published in the 2d century, an Arabic translation was made about 1350. It was first translated into Latin about 150 years later and was of great use to the army organizers of the 16th century, who were engaged in fashioning a regular military system out of the semi-feudal systems of previous generations. Condition: Covers heavily worn, rounded and rubbed at corners. Spine labeling is mostly worn away. Front hinge loose. Interior is clean and tight with only light foxing. FFEP partially detached. Bookplate inside front paste down.. 
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California Jubilee, Ainsworth, Ed
6 Ainsworth, EdCalifornia Jubilee
1st ed., 1948. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket, signed by author Ainsworth as well as the cover artist, Clyde Forsythe and Los Angeles County Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz. The book is in fine condition; the d/w has light wear along the edges and a few nicks at top and bottom of spine.. 
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7 American Battlefield Monuments CommissionAmerican Armies and Battlefields in Europe
United States Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C., 1938. Hard Cover. 548 pp. B&W photos and illustrations throughout. Book Condition: Good; Text block is perfect; blue cloth covers have avg wear. No d/w, as issued. Map pouch in the back contains 3 maps, all in perfect condition.. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Aus Revolutionstagen, Bauer, Dr. Constantin
8 Bauer, Dr. ConstantinAus Revolutionstagen
Braunschweig: Verlag von A.Graff's Buchhandlung, 1919. 8vo, 94 pp. Illustrated boards. An illustrated history of the Paris Commune, with 94 drawings and tipped-plates by Gustave Dore. Fair-Good. Interior lightly shaken but clean throughout. Front hinge partially split at bottom. Covers lightly soiled with 1/2" closed tears at top of spine. Edges and corners lightly rubbed.. 
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A Theological Dictionary Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms : Woodward's New Edition with Added Appendix, Buck, Charles
9 Buck, CharlesA Theological Dictionary Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms : Woodward's New Edition with Added Appendix
Published by Joseph J. Woodward, Philadelphia, 1831. A revised edition. 12mo, full brown leather with gilt spine; 624 double-column pages. Contents tight. Paper is age-toned with occasionally light foxing. Full brown leather cover is scuffed, some scratches, corners bumped. "Containing definitions of all religious terms; a comprehensive view of every article in the system of divinity; an impartial account of all the principal denominations which have subsisted in the religious world from the birth of Christ to the present day. Woodward's new edition published from the last London edition, to which is added an appendix containing an account of the Methodist Episcopal, and Presbyterian Churches in the United States to the Present Period. Charles Buck (1771 - 1815) was an English Independent minister and theological writer. He first published his Theological Dictionary in 1802; it was a significant work running to 50 reprints prior to the civil war. Illustrated with four frontispiece engravings depicting various religious martyrdom's and the tortures of the Inquisition.. 
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Cruise of the 'Cachalot' / Round the World after Sperm Whales, Bullen, Frank
10 Bullen, FrankCruise of the 'Cachalot' / Round the World after Sperm Whales
London: Smith, Elder & Company, 1898. 1st ed., Good+. 12mo, blue cloth with gilt titles and gilt sperm whale on front cover. Frontispiece, folding map, and 7 plates from drawings. . A travel narrative depicting Bullen's experience as the First Mate of the whaler Splendid out of New Bedford, and its travels through the Pacific whaling grounds. Includes a short but enthusiastic printed letter from Kipling to Bullen that was then used as an advertisement for the book. "It is immense--there is no other word. I've never read anything that equals it in its deep sea wonder and mystery." Bullen's account is recognized as a classic sea tale, and viewed by some on a par with Melville. Good+ -- Very good appearance overall, but with cracking at front hinge and center, several dark stains on front cover; frontis illustration partially detached.. 
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Storie della citta di Firenze dal 1410 al 1460.  [History of the City of Florence]. Books 1-4., Buoninsegni, Dom. di Lionardo.
11 Buoninsegni, Dom. di Lionardo.Storie della citta di Firenze dal 1410 al 1460. [History of the City of Florence]. Books 1-4.
Florence: Nella Stamperia di Giorgio Marescotti, 1579-1580. [The colophon is dated Florence, 1579, but the dedication to Francesco de Medici, is dated April 15, 1580.] 8vo, 1/2 vellum and purple boards, inked title on spine. Buoninsegni was a Florentine patrician, merchant and historian. Politically he held some of the city's most important offices and was a member of the broader circle of the early Medici regime. He spent the last ten years of his life completing this Historia Florentine; he died in Florence in March of 1466. The history existed in manuscript form until this publication in 9 volumes between 1579-1637. The first seven books were published by G. Marescotti in Florence in 1580 and the last two by GB Landini in Florence in 1637. This volume consists of the first four books, bound as one volume. Good. Several inked signatures and notations inside front cover, end papers. Small bookplate inside front cover. The original title page is missing and is replaced by a handwritten, inked annotation dated Torino, 1861. Interior is clean, tight, and bright with no foxing at all.. 
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12 Burke, William and RichardAN ACCOUNT OF THE EUROPEAN SETTLEMENTS IN AMERICA in Six Parts. An accurate Description of the Settlements in it, their extent, Climate, Productions, Trade, Genius and Disposition of their Inhabitants: The Interests of the several Powers of Europe with respect to those settlements; and their Political and Commercial Views with regard to each other.
London: for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall Mall, 1760. Two 8vo volumes. pp. [8], xii, 324; xii, 308; 2 folding maps The third edition with improvements. [First published 1757.] Speckled calf, gilt borders and titles, five raised bands on spine. Joints and hinges cracked; edge and corner wear, latter rubbed and bumped; moderate surface wear overall; original titles between top two bands have been replaced with paper labels, cracked. Pastedowns and end paper age-toned; overall text block is clean and tight. Binding, though contemporaneous, does not appear to be original. The author(s) are uncertain, but generally believed to have been William and Richard Burke (cousin and brother of Edmund Burke to whom the work is sometimes attributed.) Folding maps in each volume by Emanuel Bowen are general maps of North and South America.. 
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Early Cemeteries of the City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles Miscellany #2, Carpenter, Edwin
13 Carpenter, EdwinEarly Cemeteries of the City of Los Angeles - Los Angeles Miscellany #2
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1973. 1st ed., 1st ed., limited to 300 copies. 8vo, illustrated boards, 48 pp. Illustrated with contemporary photographs and graphics - LA cemeteries up to the year 1885. Fine, without d/w -- as issued.. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex., Darwin, Charles
14 Darwin, CharlesThe Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex.
London: John Murray, 1871. First, 1st ed., second state. 2 vols. 8vo, publisher's dark green cloth. [Freeman no. 938 with page height of 190, board height of 195, and books by same author on verso of title leaf of Vol. 2; the first volume starts with "When" on p. 297 and no errata on verso of title page.] With the publisher's ads dated January 1871 present in both volumes. Vol 1. viii, 423pp + 16pp. advts. Vol 2: viii, [2], 475 (16 pp. advts.] Fair-Good-minus: light surface and edge wear to covers overall; Hinges cracked both volumes but still intact; corners lightly rubbed and bumped (substantial bump to lower front corner Vol 2. Vol 1 is lightly cocked to right with 1" tear to FEP and inked name on front flyleaf. Half-title and advts in Vol 2 lightly foxed, otherwise text blocks of both vols are clean and tight with little to no foxing.. 
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15 Don Antonio de SolisHistoria de la Conquista del Nuevo Mundo (9 vols)
Madrid: Imprenta de Los Hijos de Doña Catalina Piñuela, 1829. Nine volumes, 12mo full leather. Most volumes consist of contemporary historical accounts, translated and republished into the Spanish of the time. Contents (full Spanish titles reproduced below): Volume I: History of the Conquest of Mexico. Volumes II, III, IV and V: Royal Commentaries of the origin of the Incas of Peru. Volumes VI and VII: La Florida del Inca, by Hernando de Soto Volumes VIII and IX: Chronological General History of Florida Each volume is between 400-700 pages. Interiors are generally clean and tight; minor foxing to a couple of volumes. Covers are rubbed with some spotting, but intact with no tears, splits, or separations. Detailed scans can be sent on request. I: Historia de la Conquista de Méjico, Población y Progresos de la América Septentrional Conocida por el Nombre de Nueva España. II-V: Comentarios Reales que Tratan del Origen de los Incas, reyes que fueron del Perú, de su idolatría, leyes y gobierno, en paz y en guerra, de sus vidas y conquistas, y de todo lo que fue aquel imperio y su república antes que los españoles pasaran a él. VI&VII La Florida del Inca, Historia del adelantado Hernado de Soto T.VIII-IX: Ensayo crnológico para la historia general de la Florida. Contiene los descubrimientos y principales sucesos acaecidos en este gran Reino a los españoles, franceses, suecos, dinamarqueses, inleses y otras ncaiones entre sí y con los indios; cuyas costumbres, genios, idolatría, gobierno, batallas y astucias se refieren a los viages de algunos capitanes y pilotos por el mar del NOrte á buscar paso a Oriente ó unión de aquella tiera con Asia, desde el año 1512 que descubrió la Florida Juan Ponce de León hasta el de 1722.. 
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My Bondage and My Freedom, Douglass, Frederick
16 Douglass, FrederickMy Bondage and My Freedom
Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855. 1st ed., First edition. 12mo, Publisher's brown cloth, blind-stamped binding, gilt titles. xxxi 34-464 pp with 8 pp advertising at end. An important slave narrative, and the author's second volume of autobiography. Sabin 20714. Fair: Covers--top edge and corners rubbed, the latter heavily so. Some loss of cloth at top and bottom of spine; spine titles somewhat faded with ex-lib gummed stamp at bottom of spine. Otherwise solid and clean. Internally: end papers yellowed with several ink stains and pencil markings. Lower right corner of fly-leaves torn ½”. Ex-lib label and ink stamp dating probably from 1920’s affixed inside front cover and first flyleaf; prior owner’s book plate on second flyleaf with another library ink stamp; minor damp-stain at bottom of third flyleaf not affecting the rest of the volume and a third ink-stamp at upper right of title page; front hinge partially cracked at top but still intact; the text block is clean and tight overall with only scattered light foxing; back panels tanned and lightly soiled but no damage. This book is notoriously known for wear so despite the defects, it is a reasonably attractive copy.. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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17 Edna Bryan BuckbeeThe Saga Of Old Tuolumne
NY: The Press Of The Pioneers, Inc, 1935. First Edition. 8vo Red Buckram with gilt titles. 526 pp, History of the gold rush era Tuolumne Co California. General history plus a list of the pioneers, physicians and surgeons prior to 1854, and the towns and camps of the region. Sixteen full-page photographs. Pristine copy copy in a fine jacket. The d/w has a ¼”x1” closed tear at bottom of spine, otherwise also pristine, not price-clipped. The best copy we have seen.. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Patton: Ordeal and Triumph, Farago, Ladislas
18 Farago, LadislasPatton: Ordeal and Triumph
NY: Ivan Obolensky, Inc, 1963. 1st ed., in d/w. Good. 8vo, hardcover, 885 pp. The definitive biography and basis for the Academy Award-winning film starring George C. Scott. Some light toning and soiling to top edges; owner's name inked inside covers;no significant defects. D/w is darkened along spine with some light rubbing. No chips or tears. 
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Encyclopedia Ecclesiastica / Prompta Biblioteca, Ferris, F. Lucci
19 Ferris, F. LucciEncyclopedia Ecclesiastica / Prompta Biblioteca
Frankfuert: Apud Van Duren, 1784. The complete title is "Prompta Bibliotheca canonica, juridica, moralis, theologica, necnon ascetica, polemica, rubricistica, historica", an 8-volume encyclopedia of religious knowledge. The first edition of this work appeared at Bologna, in 1746. A second edition, much enlarged, also a third, were published by the author himself. The fourth edition, dating from 1763 seems to have been published after his death. This edition, 20 years later, contains the additions which the author had made to the second edition and also other enlargements (additiones ex aliena manu) inserted in their respective places in the body of the work (and no longer in the appendix as in the former editions) and supplements. Ferrari was an eighteenth-century canonist of the Franciscan Order. The exact dates of his birth and death are unknown, but he was born at Solero, near Alessandria in Northern Italy. He was also professor, provincial of his order, and consultor of the Holy Office. 8 volume set, each comprising approximately 700 pages. Good condition. Interior is very good-near fine: clean and tight with very little foxing. It was rebound, from appearances sometime in the late 19th century and the bindings show heavy edge wear and cracked spines. Marbled boards with cloth spines, to which the original ribbed-leather spines have been affixed. The book has recently been reprinted, but vintage volumes such as this are quite rare -- and complete sets especially so.. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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A History of THE ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL From Its Establishment in 1863 to December, 1876; and of The Island of Rock Island, The Site of The Arsenal, From 1804 to 1863. ORDNANCE MEMORANDA NO. 20., Flagler, Maj. D.W.
20 Flagler, Maj. D.W.A History of THE ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL From Its Establishment in 1863 to December, 1876; and of The Island of Rock Island, The Site of The Arsenal, From 1804 to 1863. ORDNANCE MEMORANDA NO. 20.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1877. 1st ed., 485 pp., plus 13 fold-out plates, one photographic plate, and a fold-out frontispiece. Rebound in maroon cloth. Text block is clean and tight with no foxing. One of the plates is split in half but intact. some of the other plates have small tears or stains, but not affecting image. Frontispiece is detached.. 
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