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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

Condition: Good


- 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

LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE ET LE VAR

By: Ferrier, Jacques; editor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: (Toulon): Academie du Var, (1990).: (1990).

Seller ID: 25551

Condition: Very good


(Toulon): Academie du Var, (1990).. (1990).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wraps. The wraps are very slightly bumped & rubbed. [vi] & 304 pages with a colophon laid in. Illustrated in black & white and color. Near fine. A book of articles based on the proceedings of a year-long commemoration, organized by the Academie du Var, of the bicentenary of the French Revolution.Bulletin Special de 1989 / realise et presente par Jacques Ferrier avec l... View more info

LOST ON EARTH: Nomads of the new world

By: Fritz, Mark

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, Publishers, (1999).: (1999).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 26986

Condition: Fine


Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, Publishers, (1999).. (1999).. Fine. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed yellow wrappers. There is a tiny brown mark to the rear wrap. [x] & 288 pages. Near fine. Uncorrected advance proof.Laid in is a typed letter signed from the publisher to Peter Matthiessen, sending him the advance copy of the book and asking for his opinion. He notes that the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Fritz concerns "the largest m... View more info

THE NEW MAP OF AFRICA (1900-1916). A History of European Colonial Expansion and Colonial Diplomacy.

By: Gibbons, Herbert Adams.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York: The Century Co., 1918.: 1918.

Seller ID: 36041

Condition: Good


- Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt on the spine and in black on the front cover. The covers are bumped, soiled and spotted. The edges of the book are foxed. xiv, [ii] & 503 pages, illustrated with 6 folding color maps. There is some minor foxing. A previous owner's name is penned on the front pastedown. Good. View more info

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SIGNATURE OF BRITISH LIBERAL POLITICIAN THOMAS MILNER GIBSON ON THE LATTER HALF OF A LETTER.

By: Gibson, Thomas Milner. (1806-1884). British Liberal politician who served as President of the Board of Trade under Lord Palmerston (1859-1866).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Theberton, Suffolk, U.K.: circa [1865].: [1865].

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36606

Condition: Good


- The closing 8 lines of a letter penned in black ink on part of a sheet of cream note paper, 3-5/8 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide. Signed "Thos. Milner Gibson". Folded for mailing approximately 1 inch from the top edge. The left edge is slightly creased. Good. Gibson is writing to his correspondent about reports written by [Walter] Plowden, the first British Consul to Abyssinia. "Perhaps his reports on Abyssinia may have been sent before he was made Consul... View more info

CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN THE RIGHT HON. W. E. GLADSTONE, M.P., AND MR. REARDEN, M.P. With an Appendix

By: Gladstone, William Ewart; Rearden, Denis Joseph

Price: $125.00

Publisher: (London: McGowan and Danks, Steam Printers, Great Windmill Street), 1868.: 1868.

Seller ID: 32992

Condition: Good


(London: McGowan and Danks, Steam Printers, Great Windmill Street), 1868.. 1868.. Good. - Octavo, printed self-wraps, unbound, removed. 25 pages. There are stains & light soiling to the title page & rear blank with small, light stains to the bottom edges of the remaining pages, else a clean, bright copy. Good. Gladstone became leader of Britain's Liberal party in 1867 and was Prime Minister from 1868 to 1874 [the first of three periods during which he held this offic... View more info

THE SEVEN CURSES OF LONDON

By: Greenwood, James

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1869.: 1869.

Seller ID: 12716

Condition: Good


Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1869.. 1869.. Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the spine with frames & decorations stamped in blind on both covers. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped. The tail of the spine is lightly chipped & frayed & the head is chipped & torn. viii & 336 pages. The front hinge is starting & a library label of the New England Genealogical Society's F. M. Bartlett Colllection is mounted on the front pastedown & stamped "withdrawn"... View more info

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A 4-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by HENRY GREY REGARDING THE 1871 NEWCASTLE LABOR STRIKE FOR NINE HOUR DAYS.

By: Grey, Henry, 3rd Earl Grey (1802-1894). English Statesman who served as Secretary of War from 1835 to 1839.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Northumberland, August 5, 1871.: 1871.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 33942

Condition: Good


Northumberland, August 5, 1871.. 1871.. Good. - Octavo, 7-1/8 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide. Over 300 words penned on all four sides of a folded sheet of creamy white paper with the address embossed in blind at the top of the cover sheet. Replying to a request for his assistance in working out a solution to the strike by engineers in Newcastle seeking that limits be placed on the hours they are required to work each day: "I also yesterday received a letter on the ... View more info

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED by JAPAN'S FIRST SCOUTMASTER CLARENCE GRIFFIN.

By: Griffin, Clarence (1873-1951).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York: October 20th, 1928.: 1928.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36969

Condition: Good


SIGNED LETTER BY THE FOUNDER OF THE FIRST SCOUT TROOP IN JAPAN - Over 135 words typed on 9-5/8 inch high by 5-7/8 inch wide "Hotel St. James / Times Square" stationery. In his letter addressed to James B. Pond of the Pond Bureau Clarence Griffin, who is hoping to offer a series of lectures under Pond's management, writes to clarify his understanding of matters they've already discussed and informs Pond of a review of a recent lecture to the "'Lions' of White ... View more info

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED by the founder of Japan's First Boy Scout Troop, the "1st Yokohama", CLARENCE GRIFFIN.

By: Griffin, Clarence (1873-1951).

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York: October 31st, 1928.: 1928.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36970

Condition: Good


SIGNED LETTER BY JAPAN'S FIRST SCOUTMASTER CLARENCE GRIFFIN - Over 100 words typed on 9-5/8 inch high by 5-7/8 inch wide "Hotel St. James / Times Square" stationery. In his letter addressed to James B. Pond of the Pond Bureau Clarence Griffin, who is hoping to offer a series of lectures under Pond's management, wants to avoid undercutting the fees which Pond may eventually ask for his lectures and inquires what he should charge for his current appearances at scho... View more info

ANGKOR: ART AND CIVILIZATION

By: Groslier, Bernard; Arthaud, Jacques

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London [U.K.]: Thames and Hudson, (1957).: (1957).

Seller ID: 28963

Condition: Very good


London [U.K.]: Thames and Hudson, (1957).. (1957).. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The corners of the covers and the head & tail of the spine are slightly rubbed. There is some minor soiling to the dust jacket and its extremities are slightly darkened. The head of the jacket spine is creased with a short tear. 230 pages. 6 tipped-in color plates and profuse black-and-white illustrations, including 2 foldi... View more info

THE RISE AND SPLENDOUR OF THE CHINESE EMPIRE

By: Grousset, Rene

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London: Geoffrey Bles, (1952).: (1952).

Seller ID: 14500

Condition: Very good


London: Geoffrey Bles, (1952).. (1952).. Very good. - Octavo, brick red cloth titled in gilt within a brown rectangle on the spine. The binding is lightly rubbed. The spine is slightly faded with some tiny white marks. 312 pages. There is a book label on the front pastedown. An owner's ink name is on the front endpaper & a black-and- white illustration is mounted below it. Illustrated in black & white with a frontispiece, full-page illustrations & a folding map. Very go... View more info

THE SECOND EMPIRE: Bonopartism, The Prince, The President, The Emperor

By: Guedalla, Philip

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York/London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1922.: 1922.

Seller ID: 28255

Condition: Very good


New York/London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1922.. 1922.. Very good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt. The top edge is gilt. The binding is bumped. Half-title, title, [3] leaves & 457 pages plus 2-page publisher's catalog. Illustrated with a sepia-toned frontispiece with a tissue guard and 11 black-and-white plates. The top page corners are lightly bumped. Very good. First edition. First Edition. View more info

THE CAMBRIDGE MEDIEVAL HISTORY. Volume II: The Rise of the Saracens and the Foundation of the Western Empire. [Volume II only]

By: Gwatkin, H. M.; Whitney, J. P.; editors

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York: The Macmillan Company, 1926.: 1926.

Seller ID: 8509

Condition: Very good


New York: The Macmillan Company, 1926.. 1926.. Very good. - Octavo, brown cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed. xxiii & 889 pages with a section of 13 color & black-and- white maps in the rear. There is some soiling to the verso of the last map. Very good. Second edition. View more info

FIRE UNDER THE SNOW

By: Gyatso, Palden; Shakya, Tsering

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, U.K.: The Harvill Press, (1997).: (1997).

Seller ID: 28354

Condition: Very good


London, U.K.: The Harvill Press, (1997).. (1997).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial folding wrappers. The binding is slightly bumped with light foxing to the top edge of the rear wrap's inner fold. [xx] & 232 pages. Near fine. Proof copy from the library of Peter Matthiessen [as is common with proofs, the illustrations are not present].The autobiography of Palden Gyatso, as told to Tsering Shakya, a leading Tibetan historian, who translated the tex... View more info

Image for WOMAN'S RECORD; OR, SKETCHES OF ALL DISTINGUISHED WOMEN, FROM "THE BEGINNING" TILL A.D. 1850. Arranged in Four Eras. With Selections from Female Writers of Every Age. By Sarah Josepha Hale.... Illustrated by Two Hundred and Thirty Portraits Engraved on Wood by Lossing and Barritt.

WOMAN'S RECORD; OR, SKETCHES OF ALL DISTINGUISHED WOMEN, FROM "THE BEGINNING" TILL A.D. 1850. Arranged in Four Eras. With Selections from Female Writers of Every Age. By Sarah Josepha Hale.... Illustrated by Two Hundred and Thirty Portraits Engraved on Wood by Lossing and Barritt.

By: Hale, Sarah Josepha.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1853.: 1853.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 36935

Condition: Very good


- Small quarto, 10-3/4 inches high by 7-3/8 inches wide. Brown cloth with elaborate pictorial decorations in gilt and blind on the covers and on the spine. The top edge is gilt. The covers are rubbed and the corners bumped. The head and tail of the faded spine are slightly chipped. Pages [i]-xlviii & 17-904 (as issued) plus [6] pages of publisher's ads, illustrated with a full page engraved frontispiece and profuse wood engraved portraits in the text by Lossing and Barri... View more info

SOLHVERV I NATTEN: Dagbogsoptegnelser af gronlandspraesten Carl W. Wulff 1848-1858

By: Hall, Henning

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Nordiske Landes Bogforlag, (1979).: (1979).

Seller ID: 24412

Condition: Very good


Nordiske Landes Bogforlag, (1979).. (1979).. Very good. - Large octavo [9-5/8 inches high by 6-3/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped with the extremities lightly rubbed. 277 & [1] pages plus colophon. Illustrated with a full- page color portrait & with black-and-white illustrations, including facsimiles & maps. Very good. "Solstice in the Night: Diary records of Greenland pastor Carl W. Wulff 1848-1858". The tex... View more info

Image for A FOUR-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the British General and Literary Figure SIR EDWARD BRUCE HAMLEY to Mrs. Mary Ford, widow of Richard Ford who wrote the popular "Handbook for Travellers in Spain".

A FOUR-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the British General and Literary Figure SIR EDWARD BRUCE HAMLEY to Mrs. Mary Ford, widow of Richard Ford who wrote the popular "Handbook for Travellers in Spain".

By: Hamley, Sir Edward Bruce (1824-1893). British general and literary figure.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Bournemouth: January 19th, 1892.: 1892.

Seller ID: 35628

Condition: Very good


- Over 160 words penned on 4 sides of a folded sheet of creamy white paper, the letter measuring 7-1/8 inches high by 4-1/2 inches wide. In his letter penned from the Mount Dore Hotel in Bournemouth, England, Sir Edward Bruce Hamley first expresses his appreciation for the kindness Mrs. Ford has shown his niece and for her having inquired concerning his health. He responds that "though my health is very well restored yet the disorder in my chest, causing sometimes mu... View more info

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A TYPICALLY ACERBIC TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY GILBERT HARDING.

By: Harding, Gilbert.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The B.B.C., London: 3rd January, 1955.: 1955.

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 34064

Condition: Very good


The B.B.C., London: 3rd January, 1955.. 1955.. Very good. - 55 words typed on a sheet of cream paper, 7 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide. Signed "Gilbert Harding". Together with a carbon copy of the recipient's letter. Folded once for mailing. Near fine. A delightfully typical response from Gilbert Harding to a correspondent who has suggested that Harding might come to his house and look at his Hans Andersen collection, hoping he won't mind not smoking while h... View more info

THE MACLURE COLLECTION OF FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY MATERIALS.

By: Hardy, James D., Jr.; Jensen, John H.; and Wolfe, Martin; editors.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1966).: (1966).

Seller ID: 6470

Condition: Very good


- Quarto, cloth, in dw. The binding is lightly bumped & soiled; the dw is rubbed & lightly chipped. 456 pp. Very good. Dust jacket present. View more info