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201 Pepper, Claude D.; Maritain, Jacques; Flanner, Janet; Lord Lytton; Lazarev, Nikolai; Dupont, Pierre; et al FREE WORLD: A Monthly Magazine devoted to Democracy and World Affairs. Volume VI, No. 2. August 1943
New York: Free World, Inc., 1943. 1943. Good 
New York: Free World, Inc., 1943.. 1943.. Good. - Small quarto [approximately 10-1/2 inches high by 7-5/8 inches wide], softcover bound in printed gray & yellow wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped with the edges of the wraps slightly darkened. There is a light vertical crease to the front wrap. Pages [97]-192. Black-and-white illustrations after drawings by Robert Hale, Theodore Brenson & others. The pages are a bit toned & the top page corners are lightly bumped. Good.

Among the contents of this issue, which is largely devoted to World War II, are a Round Table on "The Future of Italy" ; "The Liberated Nations and the New Order" by Claude D. Pepper; articles on France by Jacques Maritain and Janet Flanner; "United States of India" by Lord Lytton; "A Soviet Criticism of Air Power" by Nikolai Lazarev; and "Powder Magazine of the Balkans" by Pierre Dupont. 
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THE VISIONS OF GOVERNMENT, &C. Wherein The Antimonarchical Principles and Practices of all Phanatical Commonwealths-men, and Jesuitical Politicians are discovered, confuted, and exposed. As it was Publish'd in the last Year of His late Majesty's happy Reign: With a Preface to it, written in the time of the late Rebellion in the West. By Edward Pettit, M.A. and Author of the Visions of Purgatory, and Thorough Reformations. The Second Edition., Pettit, Edward.
202 Pettit, Edward. THE VISIONS OF GOVERNMENT, &C. Wherein The Antimonarchical Principles and Practices of all Phanatical Commonwealths-men, and Jesuitical Politicians are discovered, confuted, and exposed. As it was Publish'd in the last Year of His late Majesty's happy Reign: With a Preface to it, written in the time of the late Rebellion in the West. By Edward Pettit, M.A. and Author of the Visions of Purgatory, and Thorough Reformations. The Second Edition.
London: Printed by B.W. for Edward Vize, at the Sign of the Bishop's Head over against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, 1686. 1686. Good 
- Octavo, 6-7/8 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide. Early marbled boards backed with a brown calf spine with raised bands. The covers are rubbed and stained with wear to the marbled paper along the edges and corners. The head and tail of the spine are chipped. The pagination is as follows: Frontispiece, title page, [2] pages, [20] pages, and pages 1 through 248. Illustrated with a folding frontispiece titled "Carolus Everso Missus Succerere Seclo" representing Charles II trampling on a three-headed dragon. The hinges are cracked ad there is evidence of early minor worming to the top edge of the front endpaper. A previous early owner's name is penned on the front endpaper and those of 2 subsequent early owners are penned on the rear endpaper. The folding frontispiece is soiled with several creases, chips and short tears to its front edge and a couple of tears to the frontispiece's inner edge with a small piece out from the bottom corner of the inner edge. The text block is cracked. The tightly cropped pages are toned with some minor soiling and occasional minor foxing. A few page corners are creased. Good. The second edition. "With a new preface written in the wake of the Western Rebellion against 'the monsters of the age'. The book presented a series of visions condemning fanatics, conspirators, libelers and rebels, and praising English monarchy and the rule of Charles and James." - [Kevin Sharpe: "Rebranding Rule: The Restoration and Revolution Monarchy, 1660-1714"]. The book's frontispiece represents Charles II trampling on a three-headed dragon whose heads are those of a Turk, a Jesuit, and a Puritan. A French fleur-de-lis decorates the dragon's body. The king's right hand extends out to a sword-bearing angel descending from the clouds as Minerva (or possibly Britannia), attired in an armored peplum and plumed helmet, stands at left. Printed below the image are the words "If they who slew the Monsters of the Age, / Inspir'd the old poets with Romantick Rage / What wonders will the times to come relate, / Of Charles from Charles great Brittains Charles ye great...." The dragon's three heads probably refer to the war waged by Charles II against the Algerines, represented by the Turk, the contest with France during his reign represented by the Jesuit and the King's accession to the throne and his breaking up the Commonwealth being represented by the head of the Puritan. The object of Pettit's work was to advocate the divine authority and rights of Charles II. The King's reign is therefore represented as favored by heaven as he tramples the Hydra of Rebellion with its three heads and his struggle with France, represented by the Fleur-de-lis, which sought the destruction of the English monarchy. RARE. The ESTC locates only 6 copies of the Second edition in the British Isles and another 6 in North America. 
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203 Phelps, Robert; editor TWENTIETH CENTURY CULTURE: The Breaking Up
New York: George Braziller, (1965). (1965). Fine 
New York: George Braziller, (1965).. (1965).. Fine. - Octavo, cloth-backed light blue boards. The spine is slightly sunned. 384 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Near fine.

First edition.

The century's culture explored through the writings of authors of the time. First Edition. 
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AUTHENTIC BIOGRAPHIES OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST PEOPLE., Potter, George L.
204 Potter, George L. AUTHENTIC BIOGRAPHIES OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST PEOPLE.
St. Augustine, FL: Potter's Wax Museum, 1955. 1955. Good 
- Octavo, soft cover, bound in printed cream wrappers. The binding is foxed with the corners of the front wrap slightly creased. 431 pages, including biographies and black-and-white photographic illustrations of the figures depicted in the museum. There is a previous owner's ink name on the title page. The contents are very good. Good. First edition. "Compiled and Edited by George L. Potter, Founder and Owner of Potter's Wax Museum, St. Augustine, Florida". Laid in is a four-page illustrated flier promoting the wax museum and two copies of a list of figures portrayed in the museum, which is described as "Potter's International Hall of Fame....An Educational Exhibit of the World's Greatest Men and Women in Life Size, Gorgeously Costumed Figures". First Edition. 
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205 Prescott, William H HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF PERU, / With a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas. In Two Volumes
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1847. 1847. Good 
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1847.. 1847.. Good. - Octavo, olive green cloth titled in gilt with a crest in gilt & decorative bands in blind on the spine & with decorative frames in blind on both covers. The bindings are rubbed & lightly bumped and the spines & extremities are faded. xl & 527 pages; and xix & 547 pages. Illustrated in black & white with a portrait frontispiece with a tissue guard in each volume & with a facsimile plate & a map. There is an owner's signature on the front pastedown of each volume. There is a light crease to each of the last few leaves of Vol. 1 with a tiny tear to the front edge of the rear endpaper. There is foxing & staining throughout both volumes. Good.

First American edition, State B with no printer listed on the copyright page [BAL 16346]. First Edition. 
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206 Prince de Joinville MEMOIRS (VIEUX SOUVENIRS) OF THE PRINCE DE JOINVILLE
New York and London: Macmillan & Co., 1895. 1895. Good 
New York and London: Macmillan & Co., 1895.. 1895.. Good. - Octavo, decorative cream & golden yellow cloth. The binding is lightly bumped & soiled. The spine & extremities are darkened & the gilt titling on the spine is faded. Half-title, title & 371 pages. Numerous black-and- white vignettes & textual illustrations by the author. A few overlapping page edges are creased & chipped and there is scattered foxing throughoout. Good.

First American edition.

Translated from the French by Lady Mary Loyd.

From the library of Civil War veteran Louis Livingston with his signature dated 1895 at the top of the title page.

François-Ferdinand-Philippe-Louis-Marie d'Orléans, prince de Joinville (1818-1900) was the third son of Louis Philippe, Duke of Orléans, afterwards king of the French, and his wife Marie Amalie of Bourbon-Sicilies. He was an admiral of the French Navy and a writer on military topics who was prominent in the modernization of the French Navy. The memoirs cover the period from his birth in 1818 to the revolution of 1848. First Edition. 
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CUT SIGNATURE of big game hunter and author of several books  PRINCE WILLIAM OF SWEDEN mounted with a newspaper portrait., Prince William of Sweden (1884-1965).Swedish prince. Big game hunter and author of several books under the nom de plume "Prins Wilhelm".
207 Prince William of Sweden (1884-1965).Swedish prince. Big game hunter and author of several books under the nom de plume "Prins Wilhelm". CUT SIGNATURE of big game hunter and author of several books PRINCE WILLIAM OF SWEDEN mounted with a newspaper portrait.
Buffalo, NY: February 15, 1927. 1927. Good Signed
- Signed "Prince William of Sweden" on a slip of paper which has been mounted on a gray autograph album page, 5-3/4 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide, together with a portrait clipped from a newspaper. A cut-out coat of arms has been mounted to the right of the photo with a note by the previous owner penned below it. There is some light staining to the portrait and the cut signature probably from the glue used in the mounting. Good.

Prince William of Sweden was an internationally known big game hunter, a writer of books on travel and exploration, novels and plays, a poet and a contributor to American magazines. In 1927 he toured America lecturing about his African adventures. His autograph was evidently obtained on this tour as indicated by the note penned on the album page: "Feb. 15,1927 at Buffalo Consistory. "Hunting big game in Pygmy Land." 
Price: 50.00 USD

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208 Quincy, Josiah Phillips DREAMS AS FACTORS IN HISTORY
Cambridge, MA: John Wilson and Son, 1901. 1901. Fair 
Cambridge, MA: John Wilson and Son, 1901.. 1901.. Fair. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light green wrappers. The binding is chipped with several tears & small pieces out & with the edges of the wraps darkened. There is a large piece out of the top corner of the front wrap with several adjacent tears repaired with scotch tape. 10 pages. The page edges are chipped with creasing to their top edges & their corners bumped. There are horizontal creases to the wraps & pages where the pamphlet has been folded. Fair.

First separate edition.

Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, May, 1901.

Scarce. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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209 Ragozin, Zenaide A. A HISTORY OF THE WORLD: EARLY EGYPT.
New York: William Beverley Harison, 1900. 1900. Very good 
- Octavo, light grayish blue pictorial boards backed with a gray cloth spine, titled and illustrated in maroon and black on the front cover. The covers are soiled with slight wear to the corners and head and tail of the spine. 95 pages, plus 6 pages of ads for charts and material offered for sale by the publisher. Illustrated with a folding map and numerous textual and full page illustrations. An early owner's name is penciled at the top of the front endpaper. Very good.

First edition. First Edition. 
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210 Rahul, Ram THE GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF TIBET
(Delhi): Vikas Publications, 1969. 1969. Good 
(Delhi): Vikas Publications, 1969.. 1969.. Good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is faded with light spotting to the front cover & some pencil scribbling to the rear cover. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & chipped with its spine faded. x, [1] leaf & 160 pages. The book is partially cracked at page 1 & there are some pencil check marks on the contents page. Good.

First edition. There is a foreword by the Dalai Lama. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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211 Rawlinson, George THE STORY OF ANCIENT EGYPT by George Rawlinson with the Collaboration of Arthur Gilman
New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1887. 1887. Good 
New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1887.. 1887.. Good. - (The Story of the Nations series). Octavo, green & maroon cloth titled in maroon with vignettes in maroon, green & black on the front cover. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped. The spine is slightly faded with a small stain. xxi & 408 pages plus 2-page publisher's catalog. Black-and- white plates, including a frontispiece with a tissue guard & 2 folding maps, & black-and-white textual illustrations.The front hinge is cracked. There are small stains to the endpapers & rear pastedown with a small chip out of each. A corner of 1 of the folding maps & the top corners of the prelims are creased & the page edges are somewhat darkened. Good.

First Amerrican edition. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD

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212 Reid-Henry, Simon FIDEL AND CHE: A Revolutionary Friendship
New York: Walker & Company, (2009). (2009). 0802715737 / 9780802715739 Fine 
New York: Walker & Company, (2009).. (2009).. Fine. - Octavo, paper-covered boards in a dust wrapper. xii, [1] leaf & 431 pages. Black-and-white photographic illustrations. Near fine.

First American edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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213 Riggs, James Stevenson, D.D A HISTORY OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE / During the Maccabean and Roman Periods (Including New Testament Times)
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. 1900. Very good Signed
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900.. 1900.. Very good. - Octavo, black cloth. The binding is rubbed & lightly bumped. xxi & 320 pages plus 4-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated with 4 plates, including a folding frontispiece chart in black & red, a 3 color maps, 1 of them folding, and with 3 genealogical tables & 1 full-page plan in black & white. The pastedowns & endpapers are darkened & there is occasional foxing. Very good.

First edition.

The Historical Series for Bible Students, Vol. IV.

The card of Edward E. Salisbury, inscribed to George Grant MacCurdy is mounted on the front pastedown. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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214 Rintala, Marvin. TWO COMPROMISES: VICTORIAN AND BISMARCKIAN. (Cover title).
(London: London School of Economics), 1968. 1968. Very good Signed
(London: London School of Economics), 1968.. 1968.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed blue wrappers. The wraps are slightly darkened along the spine. Pages 207-221. Very good.

Reprinted from Government and Opposition, A quarterly of comparative politics. Vol. 3 No. 2 Spring 1968.

Inscribed [but not signed] by the author above his printed name "A small expression of appreciation from".

Rintala contrasts the effects of the industrial revolution on the relative powers of the ruling class, the middle class and the new proletarian class in England and Germany. 
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215 Robertson, J. M GERMAN TRUTH AND A MATTER OF FACT. By the Right Honourable J. M. Robertson, M.P
London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., 1917. 1917. Very good 
London: T. Fisher Unwin, Ltd., 1917.. 1917.. Very good. - Small octavo, softcover bound in printed tan wraps with a vignette in black on the front wrap. The wraps are darkened & lightly bumped. 10 pages. The contents are very good.

One of a series of "Pamphlets on the War" published by T. Fisher Unwin. The author reports that the Mayor of Nuremberg has revealed as a lie a German claim of acts of aggression by the French, which were used as a pretext to declare war on France. He speculates that since the Mayor's revelation was published in a medical journal, it had escaped the notice of the German censors. 
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216 Robertson, Patrick THE BOOK OF FIRSTS
NY: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., (1975). (1975). Very good 
NY: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., (1975).. (1975).. Very good. - Small quarto, red cloth, in dw. 256 pp. Illustrated in B&W. Very good.

Second printing. Dust jacket present. 
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JEANNE D'ARC, Heroine and Healer. Documentary Evidences., Roessler, Charles [Charles-Gustave].
217 Roessler, Charles [Charles-Gustave]. JEANNE D'ARC, Heroine and Healer. Documentary Evidences.
Paris: Charles Klincksieck / London: Dulau & Co./Williams & Norgate, 1910. 1910. Very good Signed
Paris: Charles Klincksieck / London: Dulau & Co./Williams & Norgate, 1910.. 1910.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The binding is soiled, lightly bumped & a bit darkened with a few small, light stains to the wraps. There is some creasing to the edges of the wraps. [vii] & 128 pages. Illustrated with 4 plates with tissue guards, including a frontispiece. 1 of the plates is in color. Also with a few black-and-white textual illustrations. There is some foxing to the fore-edge & a few page corners are lightly bumped. Very good.

From the library of A. F. Roessler. Laid in is an ALS in French from the author signed "G." [i.e. Gustave] written on a postcard and addressed to A.F. Roessler in London.

The recipient, Armandus Ferdinand Roessler, was born in the town of Havre in 1845. He was the author of a series of journals, illustrated with drawings in ink and pencil, which were written in the last half of the nineteenth century and briefly taken up again between 1901 and 1910. The journals proved to be a treasure trove of information on the history, archaeology and architecture of Havre. They were improbably retrieved from a London trash can and are now preserved in the Bibliotheque muncipale du Havre.

Also laid in are three copies of a two-page leaflet announcing the publication of the Charles Roessler's book.

Rare. 
Price: 175.00 USD

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218 Roland de la Platiere, Jean-Marie CORRESPONDANCE DU MINISTRE DE L'INTERIEUR, ROLAND, AVEC LE GENERAL LAFAYETTE
Paris: De l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social,...l'An Quatrieme de la Liberte, (i.e. 1792). (i.e. 1792). Very good 
Paris: De l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social,...l'An Quatrieme de la Liberte, (i.e. 1792).. (i.e. 1792).. Very good. - 8vo, plain stitched paper wraps (soiled & slightly chipped; tiny tears at head & tail of spine; inner edges of endpapers partially glued to wraps); titled in ink in an early hand on the front wrap. 22pp. Very good.

Jean-Marie Roland de la Platiere (1734-93). French revolutionary. Attacked Robespierre and Danton; tried to save the life of Louis XVI. He committed suicide upon learning of the execution of his wife.

The pamphlet regards disparaging remarks made by officers to Roland about the French army. LaFayette's 2-page defense of his troops is published on pages 14-15. 
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219 Roland. [Jean-Marie Roland de la Platiere, (1734-1793)] LETTRE ECRITE AU ROI, PAR LE MINISTRE DE L'INTERIEUR. Le 10 Juin 1792. L'An Quatrieme de la Liberte
Paris: De l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social, 1792. 1792. Very good 
Paris: De l'Imprimerie du Cercle Social, 1792.. 1792.. Very good. "Oh Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name!" - 12mo, unbound leaves laid into plain creamy-yellow wraps (soiled, with tiny chip at top of front wraps; crease & tear to top corner of rear wrap); titled in holograph on front cover. 14 & [i]pp. Fine in good wraps.

A famous letter from the Girondin interior minister, Jean-Marie Roland de la Platiere (1734-1793), addressed to King Louis XVI. It is an impassioned appeal for the King to cooperate with the National Assembly. The letter was drafted by Roland's wife, Jeanne-Marie Philipon Roland de la Platiere (1754-1793), known commonly as Mme Roland. Her salon in Paris was a meeting place for the Girondins, and from it she directed her husband's activities. As a result of this June 10, 1792 letter, Roland--together with most of the other Girondin ministers--was dismissed from the Cabinet (June 13) by Louis XVI. Roland's June 13 statement to the Assembly is appended to the end of this pamphlet. Mme Roland was arrested during the Jacobin insurrection in 1793, and was guillotined November 8th. Her famous last words were: "Oh Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name!".

Rare. [RLIN locates only 3 copies]. 
Price: 375.00 USD

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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TWICE BY THE NATURALIST JOHN RUSSELL, 6TH DUKE OF BEDFORD., Russell, John, 6th Duke of Bedford. (1766-1839). Politician and naturalist.
220 Russell, John, 6th Duke of Bedford. (1766-1839). Politician and naturalist. AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TWICE BY THE NATURALIST JOHN RUSSELL, 6TH DUKE OF BEDFORD.
[London]: July 30, 1838. 1838. Good Signed
- Approximately 45 words penned in black ink on the first side of a sheet of paper folded to form 4 sides, each 9-1/8 inches high by 8 inches wide. Written from Belgrave Square in London, the letter is signed "Bedford". There is some light staining to the letter. 3 of its 4 corners are creased and its right side is darkened. Folded 4 times for mailing with 2 additional light horizontal creases. On the 4th side is the recipient's address with Bedford's free frank and a seal. There is a piece out of the 4th side. Good.

The Duke is writing to Mr. Thomas Boys, a seller of prints and "Printseller to His Majesty", whose business was located at 11 Golden Square, London. The letter suggests that the Duke may have been looking to buy an artwork from him. He regrets that he had no time during his brief stay in London to call on Boys at his home and hopes that he will be able to see "David Wilkie's original drawing" on his next visit.

Under the name Lord John Russell, Bedford entered the House of Commons as one of the members for Tavistock, Devon. He succeeded to the dukedom in 1802 on the death of his elder brother. In 1830 he rebuilt Covent Garden market at a cost of 40,000 pounds. He was one of the first vice-presidents of the newly founded Agriculture Society and was also an enthusiastic naturalist, publishing several books and catalogs related to trees and plants at his country house at Woburn. From 1813 to 1815 he was in Italy and acquired a notable collection of paintings and statuary which were housed at Woburn. 
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