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Image for A SUBSTANTIAL 4-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by STANISLAS D'ESCAYRAC DE LAUTURE, MARQUIS D'ESCAYRAC, while on his expedition to discover the source of the Nile, to FERDINAND DE LESSEPS, the developer of the Suez Canal.

A SUBSTANTIAL 4-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by STANISLAS D'ESCAYRAC DE LAUTURE, MARQUIS D'ESCAYRAC, while on his expedition to discover the source of the Nile, to FERDINAND DE LESSEPS, the developer of the Suez Canal.

By: d'Escayrac de Lauture, Stanislas (Marquis d'Escayrac), (1826-1868). French Explorer, geographer and linguist tasked with finding the source of the Nile.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Cairo, Egypt, July 9, 1857.: 1857.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 35983


- Four pages, each 8-1/4 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Well over 1,060 words densely penned in a neat hand, with wide left margins, on 4 sides of a folded sheet of creamy white paper. Signed "St. d'Escayrac de Lauture". There is some minor darkening along the edges. The letter is folded several times, both horizontally and vertically, for mailing. There are two minuscule holes from a straight pin along the lower portion of the left margin. Very good.A very... View more info

UNCROWNED: A Story of Queen Elizabeth and the Early Life of Francis "Bacon" / As told in his Secret Writings and in other Contemporary Records of Her Reign: Some Supplemental Notes

By: Dawbarn, C. Y. C. [Climenson Yelverton Charles; b. 1859]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: (London): Longmans, Green and Co., 1923.: 1923.

Seller ID: 10490


(London): Longmans, Green and Co., 1923.. 1923.. Very good. - Small quarto [7 inches high by 5-7/8 inches wide], softcover bound in printed greenish gray wraps with vignettes in black on the front wrap. The front edge of the front wrap is lightly chipped. The corners & front edges of the wraps have been reinforced with pieces of white tape internally. 94 & [1] pages plus 1-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated with a black-and- white frontispiece & black-and-white facsim... View more info

DICTIONARY OF SOUTH AFRICAN BIOGRAPHY. Editor-in-Chief W. J. de Kock (until 1970), D. W. Kruger (since 1971), C. J. Beyers (since 1973). 3 volumes.

By: de Kock, W. J.; Kruger, D. W.; Beyers, C. J.; Editors-in-chief.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Cape Town: Tafelberg-Uitgewers Ltd., 1972-1977.: 1972-1977.

Seller ID: 35314


- Octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt on the spines, in dust wrappers. The Vol. 1 rear cover is lightly rubbed. There is a small, light stain to the Vol. 2 front cover. The dust jackets are rubbed with the top & bottom edges lightly chipped with a few short tears. xx, [iv], 894 & [1] pages; [xvii], 870 & [8] pages; and [xx], 861 & [15] pages; printed in 2 columns. The edges of Vol. 2 are lightly soiled. Very good. Second printing of Vol. 1, first printings of Vols. 2 ... View more info

DEMOCRATIE, BEURRE ET CANONS. (Journal de guerre d'un Francais moyen).

By: de Saint Jean, Robert.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY: Editions de la Maison Francaise, Inc., (1941).: (1941).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 5605


- Octavo, softcovers bound in printed creamy white wraps titled in red & black. The covers are slightly stained along the top edge and the spine. 367 pages. Very good. Collection "Voix de France".A French journalist's biographical and historical reflections on French political and military policies preceding the war which set it up for defeat by Nazi military forces.Limited edition of 200 numbered copies. Though not called for, this copy is signed by Rob... View more info

Image for PROCES ET SUPPLICE DE MARIE-ANTOINETTE D'AUTRICHE, VEUVE DE LOUIS XVI; Suivi De la Condamnation de Madame Elisabeth, soeur du Roi, etc. Par Desessarts.

PROCES ET SUPPLICE DE MARIE-ANTOINETTE D'AUTRICHE, VEUVE DE LOUIS XVI; Suivi De la Condamnation de Madame Elisabeth, soeur du Roi, etc. Par Desessarts.

By: Desessarts, Nicolas Toussaint.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Paris: Chez Pigoreau, 1815.: 1815.

Seller ID: 35736


- Small octavo, 6-5/8 inches high by 3-7/8 inches wide. Disbound, lacking the covers and spine. [ii] & 196 pages. The first page, being the half-title, is creased, stained and chipped with scattered foxing. The edges of the title page are also creased and chipped with a small piece out from the front edge of that leaf. There is a small chip to the front and a small piece out from the top inner corner of the last page of the index which here is the last page of this book.... View more info

REMINISCENCES AND OPINIONS OF SIR FRANCIS HASTINGS DOYLE 1813-1885

By: Doyle, Sir Francis Hastings

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887.: 1887.

Seller ID: 18091


New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1887.. 1887.. Good. - Octavo, brown cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped. ix & 420 pages plus 2-page publisher's catalog. The fore-edge, bottom edge & prelims are lightly foxed with occasional foxing to the text pages. There is an owner's pencil signature on the title page. Good. First American edition.While downplaying his own claims to fame, literary or otherwise, Doyle remarks that he has lived through important period... View more info

Image for A NEWS PHOTOGRAPH OF ALFRED DREYFUS BEING LED TO BE PUBLICALLY DEGRADED. DREYFUS WAS THE MAJOR FIGURE IN ONE OF THE MOST SENSATIONAL AND CONTROVERSIAL SPY CASES AND THE VICTIM OF A GREAT MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE

A NEWS PHOTOGRAPH OF ALFRED DREYFUS BEING LED TO BE PUBLICALLY DEGRADED. DREYFUS WAS THE MAJOR FIGURE IN ONE OF THE MOST SENSATIONAL AND CONTROVERSIAL SPY CASES AND THE VICTIM OF A GREAT MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE

By: Dreyfus, Alfred

Price: $125.00

Publisher: (1934).: (1934).

Seller ID: 26000


(1934).. (1934).. Very good. - sc A 6-5/8 inch high by 8-1/2 inch wide black & white previously unpublished news photograph of Colonel Alfred Dreyfus being led to public disgrace prior to his internment at Devil's Island. The photograph was distributed in anticipation of the notice of his death in 1935 at the age of 75. The portrait shows Dreyfus in his French military uniform following an officer between rows of soldiers standing with their backs to him. The photograph ... View more info

LES CREDITS DE LA RUHR ET LES MANQUEMENTS DE L'ALLEMAGNE. Discours prononce a la Chambre des Deputes / le Mardi 22 Mai 1923. Extrait du Journal officiel de la Republique francaise du 23 mai 1923

By: Dubois, Louis; Depute de la Seine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Paris: Imprimerie de Journaux Officiels, 1923.: 1923.

Seller ID: 17021


Paris: Imprimerie de Journaux Officiels, 1923.. 1923.. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed light grayish green wrappers. The wraps are bumped & darkened around the edges. There are paper-clip marks to the top & front edges of the front wrap & to the top edge of the rear wrap. 19 pages, printed in 2 columns. The page edges are darkened & there is a light paper-clip mark to the front edge of each page with slight staining to the mark on the first page. The page corn... View more info

Image for TYPED LETTER ABOUT A PHOTOSTAT OF AN ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT SIGNED BY BRITISH ORIENTALIST AND ISLAMIC SCHOLAR DOUGLAS MORTON DUNLOP.

TYPED LETTER ABOUT A PHOTOSTAT OF AN ISLAMIC MANUSCRIPT SIGNED BY BRITISH ORIENTALIST AND ISLAMIC SCHOLAR DOUGLAS MORTON DUNLOP.

By: Dunlop, Douglas Morton. (1909-1987). British Orientalist and Islamic scholar.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K.: November 9, 1954.: 1954.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 35776


- Typed letter filling 1-1/4 sides of his gray 7-1/8 inch high by 5-3/8 inch wide letterhead with his address printed at the top. Signed "D. M. Dunlop". There is some light staining to the edges of the letter with an additional small, light stain to the blank section of the verso. Folded once for mailing. Good. Dunlop writes to his correspondent about a photostat of an Islamic manuscript offered for sale in Dawson's catalogue. "...I am inclined to think th... View more info

A GUIDE TO HISTORICAL LITERATURE

By: Dutcher, George Matthew; Shipman, Henry Robinson; et al; editors

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY: The Macmillan Company, 1937.: 1937.

Seller ID: 6053


NY: The Macmillan Company, 1937.. 1937.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth. Rubbed & bumped. 1,222 pp. Ex-library with the usual markings. Good. View more info

THE AGE OF THE ARCHIVE. Monday Evening Papers: Number 7. (Cover title)

By: Edel, Leon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: [Middletown, CT]: Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, (1966).: (1966).

Seller ID: 16363


[Middletown, CT]: Center for Advanced Studies, Wesleyan University, (1966).. (1966).. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. 21 pages. Near fine. One of a series of papers read during the Center's sessions on Monday evenings to Fellows of the Center and members of the Faculty. Leon Edel was a Fellow of the Center in the fall semester of 1965 and read this paper on October 11 of that year. View more info

LECTURES IN INDIAN CIVILIZATION

By: Elder, Joseph W.; editor; King, Christopher R.; Johnson, Willard L

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, (1970).: (1970).

Seller ID: 15484


Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, (1970).. (1970).. Very good. - Small quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], softcover bound in printed red wraps. The wraps are rubbed & bumped with the head of the spine & the adjacent edge of the rear panel lightly chipped. xviii & 453 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white maps. Some bottom page corners are bumped & 2 are creased. Very good. A series of lectures intended to enable college students ... View more info

A WONDERFUL VINTAGE NEWS PHOTOGRAPH DEPICTING THE QUEEN TO BE AND YOUNG 2 YEAR OLD PRINCE CHARLES

By: Elizabeth II and Prince Charles

Price: $10.00

Publisher: (International News Photos), (1950).: (1950).

Seller ID: 25579


(International News Photos), (1950).. (1950).. Very good. - sc A 9 inch high by 7 inch wide black & white news photograph from the "International News Photos" with their credit line stamped under their pictorial eagle logo on the verso. A small piece of tape is mounted to an edge of the verso. Else, very good. View more info

A VIEW OF THE CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF THE PRESENT WAR WITH FRANCE. By the Honourable Thomas Erskine. The Fifth Edition

By: Erskine, Thomas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1797.: 1797.

Seller ID: 3985


London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1797.. 1797.. Very good. - Octavo, disbound, removed with only a portion of the leather spine present. 138 pages. The leaves have been additionally numbered in ink at top right by a previous owner. The half-title is lightly darkened and the title page lightly stained. The is a small piece out from the bottom corner of one leaf. The contents are in othewise very good condition. View more info

Image for TOMA DE POSESION DEL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA SENOR LICENCIADO DON MANUEL ESTRADA CABRERA PARA EL PERIODO 1917 A 1923.

TOMA DE POSESION DEL PRESIDENTE DE LA REPUBLICA SENOR LICENCIADO DON MANUEL ESTRADA CABRERA PARA EL PERIODO 1917 A 1923.

By: Estrada Cabrera, Manuel; et al.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Guatemala: Tipografia Nacional, [1917].: [1917].

Seller ID: 35731


- Octavo, softcover bound in printed brown wrappers. The binding is rubbed. The edges of the wraps and the head & tail of the spine are lightly chipped. 38 pages. The pages are darkened and are somewhat fragile & some of their corners are lightly creased. There is a small piece out of the bottom edge of page 32 with tiny chips to the bottom edges of several other pages. A fair working copy. Government documents concerning Guatemala's 1916 election, including President... View more info

DIARY AND CORRESPONDENCE OF JOHN EVELYN, F.R.S. To Which Is Subjoined the Private Correspondence Between King Charles First and Sir Edward Nicholas and Between Sir Edward Hyde, Afterwards Earl of Clarendon, and Sir Richard Browne. Edited from the Orginal MSS. at Wotton by William Bray, Esq. F.A.S. A New Edition in Four Volumes. Corrected, Revised, and Enlarged. (4 volumes)

By: Evelyn, John; Bray, William; editor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London: George Bell and Sons, 1889-1891.: 1889-1891.

Seller ID: 21317


London: George Bell and Sons, 1889-1891.. 1889-1891.. Good. - Octavo, three quarter tan calf & marbled boards with gilt-lettered leather labels between raised bands & decorations in gilt on the spines. The top edges are gilt & the endpapers are marbled. The bindings are lightly rubbed with some darkening to the leather at the extremities. Some kind of veneer has been applied to the spines & there are pieces out of the leather & out of the labels, affecting the titling. T... View more info

LA GUERRA IN SALOTTO: Miti, Monumenti, Memoria, Quotidiano della Grande Guerra. DER KRIEG IM SALON: Mythen, Denkmaler, Erinnerungen, Alltagliches des 1. Weltkrieges.

By: Fabi, Lucio; editor.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: (Udine, [Italy]): Gaspari, (1999).: (1999).

Seller ID: 34024


(Udine, [Italy]): Gaspari, (1999).. (1999).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed. There is a sticker on the rear wrap & the film surface is chipped along its front edge. 95 & [1] pages. Illustrated in black & white and color. The contents are near fine. Good. Catalog for an exhibition being held through the summer of 1999 at the "grande sala espositiva del Municipio di Lavarone". The text, which is printed in It... View more info

AN ATLAS OF AFRICAN HISTORY

By: Fage, J. D

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London: Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd, (1961).: (1961).

Seller ID: 4913


London: Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd, (1961).. (1961).. Good. - Quarto, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The binding is bumped & lightly soiled. The dust jacket is stained, soiled, darkened & chipped. The top edge of the front panel & the head of the dust jacket spine are torn & creased. 64 pages. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white maps.There is scattered light foxing & staining. Good in a fair dust wrapper. Second printing.The history of Africa told through a s... View more info

L'OTTOCENTO A PRATO / a cura di Renzo Fantappie / testi di Rosella Agresti, Sandro Bellesi... [et al]

By: Fantappie, Renzo; editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: (Prato, Italy): CariPrato, (2000).: (2000).

Seller ID: 24588


(Prato, Italy): CariPrato, (2000).. (2000).. Very good. - Quarto [12 inches high by 9-3/4 inches wide], black cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is rubbed. 365 & [1] pages plus colophon. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper. The text is in Italian. Dust jacket present. View more info

Image for A SUBSTANTIAL FRAGMENT from an AUTOGRAPH LETTER or JOURNAL penned by PRINCE FERDINAND PHILIPPE OF ORLEANS from Mostagenem, Algeria during the period of France's African Campaign and conquest of Algeria.

A SUBSTANTIAL FRAGMENT from an AUTOGRAPH LETTER or JOURNAL penned by PRINCE FERDINAND PHILIPPE OF ORLEANS from Mostagenem, Algeria during the period of France's African Campaign and conquest of Algeria.

By: Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orleans (1810-1842).

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Mostagenem, May 19th, 1841.: 1841.

Seller ID: 36570


- Approximately 275 words penned in French on both sides of a 4-/14 inch high by 7-1/4 inch wide fragment of paper torn from a larger sheet. In his letter, penned from Mostagenem, Algeria during France's conquest of Algeria Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orleans describes the arid ruins of the town, colorfully commenting on storks nesting on the hill above and makes mention of the pompous speech offered by an officer to his troops. The manuscript is entirely penned in his h... View more info