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    • PRINTED BY JOHN MACOCK FOR MICHAEL SPARK SENIOR, 1646
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Complete with all blanks. Text continuous despite pagination. Includes the cancel leaf O4 (p. 103) which is loose and as per the instructions printed at the recto bottom placed before signature P. Engraved portrait of Laud, engraved portrait of Prynne and engraving of the room setup, plus full-page engraving on p. 122 explaining where everyone was placed in the courtroom, plus woodcut headpieces and initials. Beautiful contemporary calf with paper spine label. Ownership stamp in black on flyleaf of a horned sheep under branches over the name Sheppard, some marginal notations t... Read more
    • W. OWEN AND W. JOHNSTON, 1755
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    • Bibliographic details: SECOND EDITION Complete with the dedication to Lady Betty Germain, often lacking. With 8 leaves of plates containing numerous figures of plants, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, rebacked, spine labels; other than some browning along the margins of the title page and some very minor soiling, a fine copy. Second edition, printed a year after the first. Hill states at the outset that he intends to show the usefulness of botany in everyday life. He believes "the true end of science is use" and that other botanists have failed to provide their readers with practical kno... Read more
    • STATE COMPANY, 1912
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Green cloth, boards lightly scuffed; title and fly-leaf partially detached. Ex-libris. First edition. Like the author intimates, these are stories, mostly all personal, from the author's recollections. You have to love a guy that starts the introduction: "Time will prove to the world that Jeff Davis was a greater man than Abe Lincoln." Of course our Southern gentleman author proceeds to explain himself in great detail. Interesting reading! Read more
    • PRINTED FOR SAMUEL SPEED, 1668
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Engraved frontispiece with portrait of Charles I surrounded by smaller portraits of 18 loyal subjects, title in red and black, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, rebacked, spine label, speckled fore-edge; interior in good condition with only minor foxing and discoloration along margins. From the library of William Nisbet of Dirleton with his armorial bookplate. The first William Nisbet (c. 1666-1724) acquired Dirleton from a distant relative after bribing his widow in 1688, so he likely acquired the book after that year. He was an active member of the C... Read more
    • N.P., 1641
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE Title-page with medallion woodcut device with motto "Os homini sublime dedit." Woodcut headpiece. Disbound; interior in excellent condition. First issue of the first edition. According to Wing, there were four issues in total, each with varying settings of the title-page. The heads of a conference details the demands of John Pym addressed to Charles I. The brief pamphlet calls for the king to disband his army, give his assent to disputed bills, and to remove his counsellors and the Catholics from his queen's retinue. It also calls for the king's guarantee of Pym a... Read more
    • PUBLISHED BY D. RICE & A.N. HART, 1858
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    • Bibliographic details: FOURTH OCTAVO EDITION Complete (despite pagination) with a total of 120 plates of hand-colored lithographs; all tissue guards present. Bound in an exquisite full red gilt-decorated morocco binding, spine in compartments with title, date and decorations in gilt, gilt dentelles, a.e.g.; interiors in absolutely excellent condition. Bookplate of William Burgess Cornell, M.D. in Volume I. Fourth octavo edition. The first folio edition was issued between 1838 and 1844 and the first octavo edition between 1848 and 1850. This popular book is an incredibly important and early work of Native American... Read more
    • PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, & BROWN, 1818
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Large folding engraved map of the Niagara frontier signed Sidney Hall and wood-engravings in the text. Contemporary half-calf and marbled boards, rebacked with spine label; red speckled fore-edge. An excellent, very clean copy with the bookplate of Joseph Harrison Jr. on the front paste-down and Theodore L Harrison on the rear paste-down, small label of Henry Selden Weller, and an ownership stamp of Pierre de Poletica (1778-1849), Russian charge d'affaires in Washington from 1819-1821, above the title. First edition. After his arrival in New York, Hall traveled up the Hudson t... Read more
    • PRINTED FOR EDWARD AND CHARLES DILLY, 1775
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION With large folding map Jn. Lodge. Half morocco over marbled boards, spine in compartments with title in faded gilt; marbled end-papers, interior in excellent condition. First edition. This important work provides an in-depth insight to Native Americans on the eve of the American Revolution. Adair (c. 1709-c. 1783), a fur trader and frontiersman, lived among the Catawba, Chickasaw, and Cherokee tribes for forty years where he had unprecedented access to the cultures and histories of Native Americans. The present volume is the culmination of his observations living with the nati... Read more
    • PAIN AND BURGESS, 1846
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    • Bibliographic details: SECOND EDITION With frontispiece portrait of the author in the first volume and colored frontispiece portrait of Pocahontas in the second, an additional 11 wood engravings, facsimile of a letter from Dolly Madison to the author. Publisher's cloth, spine with gilt title and decoration; interior with some foxing, otherwise a fine copy with the ownership signature of Henry A. Breed (1842-1914) on the title. Second edition, published the same year as the first, of McKenney's travels in the midwest and southern states. Memoirs describe the author's travels during September and October, 1827 by s... Read more
    • J.P. PATTERSON, 1833
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Contemporary paper over boards, worn and stained, remnant of original spine label; interior foxed and stained. Pencil inscription on pastedown dated January 12, 1861, another ownership inscription of J.S. Whitney dated 1835 on the fly-leaf. Rare first edition. Black Hawk led a faction of Sauk, Fox, Kickapoo, and Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) peoples in an effort to fight the disposition of fifty million acres of territory once promised to him in a treaty with the U.S. government in 1804. Tensions and fighting culminated in 1832 during the short-lived Black Hawk War in which he attempte... Read more
    • PRINTED FOR J. HARDING AND J. MURRAY, 1805
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    • Bibliographic details: First edition under this title Later half-morocco over cloth, spines in compartments with decorations, title, author and date in gilt; marbled endpapers, light spotting and foxing, but overall a very good wide-margined copy. From the library of W. Lloyd Wright with his bookplate in each volume (see provenance below). First edition under this title; it was also published the same year as The experienced farmer's tour in America: exhibiting, in a copious and familiar view, the American system of agriculture and breeding of cattle, with its recent improvements. Parkinson wrote this two-volume ... Read more
    • PRINTED BY J. LEAKE FOR PETER BUCK, 1694
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Title within ruled border. Contemporary calf with blind tooling along spine, spine label, red speckled fore-edge; interior in excellent condition. From the library of Sir Charles Mordaunt, Baronet of Walton Warwickshire, with his bookplate on the verso of the title page. This likely belonged to the 10th Baronet in the line. Mordaunt (1836-1897) was from a family of wealthy English country gentlemen, but was involved in a scandalous divorce from his first wife after her illicit affair with the prince and several of his courtiers. There is also the bookplate of Arnold Meadowcrof... Read more
    • MICHAEL SPARKE SENIOR; MICHAEL SPARKE SENIOR; N.P.; N.P., 1643
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    • Bibliographic details: Second edition, enlarged, of the first two parts of The treachery and disloyalty of the papists to their soveraignes and first of parts three and four Separate titles to each of the first four parts of first work, other titles within decorative woodcut borders, woodcut initials and headpieces. Contemporary calf, covers with gilt tooling and wreath in gilt in center. From the Macclesfield Library with the armorial book plate with motto "Sapere aude," South Library, dated 1860, blind embossed stamp of armorial on first two leaves. Second edition, enlarged, of the first two parts of The treach... Read more
    • JOHN WILLIAMS, 1670
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    • Bibliographic details: Later edition Later edition. Wild began printing Iter boreale in 1660 and published twelve more issues through 1668. The present copy was the first issue printed in 1670 followed by two more in 1671 and 1674. All editions printed before 1668 were quarto and those after 1670 were octavo. Moreover, nearly every issue has a different imprint. Wild continued to expand and add to each version. This copy begins with a very popular ode to George Monck, a key figure in the restoration of the monarchy, whom Wild praises as the savior of the nation. It also includes his poem "The Tragedy of Christoph... Read more
    • PRINTED BY R.W. FOR JOHN PATRIDGE, 1647
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION Full-page woodcut of Fairfax's coat of arms, large folding plates of Fairfax's army at the Battle of Naseby, folding table, but lacking the folding portrait of Thomas Fairfax. Woodcut initial, head- and endpieces. Contemporary calf, spine label; interior excellent with only minor browning around the margins. From the library of the Earls of Macclesfield with the dated armorial book plate of the North Library (with the motto "Sapere aude"), 1860, and a small blind-embossed stamp of armorial on first three leaves. There is also an ownership inscription on title of Theophil[us] P... Read more
    • PRINTED BY G.M. FOR JOHN BARTLET, 1641
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    • Bibliographic details: ONE OF FOUR PRINTINGS Title within decorated woodcut border, woodcut initials and headpieces. Later full blind-ruled calf; other than some barely noticeable wormholes, interior fine. Printed waste paper (?) in front hinge, visible under end paper: "Termino Michaels, Tricesimo octavo & Trice- | simo nono Elizabeth e, in Banco Reginæ.". One of four editions, all printed in 1641 (no priority noted). St. John (1598?-1673) was a lawyer and politician. He served in both the Short and Long Parliaments. Along with the Earl of Bedford, John Pym, and John Hamden, he formed a reformist yet moderate co... Read more
    • MICHAEL SPARK SENIOR, 1643
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    • Bibliographic details: First issue of first edition First edition, first issue (Wing, P3947A lists a second issue with "cowardisze" in the title). Prynne published this pamphlet shortly after the Parliamentarian victory over Royalist forces at the siege of Hull in October 1643. He here writes about the proper rules of engagement in war times, warning that "cowardly, mercenary Souldiers and Governours, who through feare or covetousnesse betray their trusts, have undergone most exemplary censures and punishments." Prynne framed these rules using King Charles I's own prescriptions of martial law as a not-so-subtle c... Read more
    • N.P., 1642
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE Caption title. Woodcut initial, head- and tailpiece. Disbound; other than a tear down the center of A2, interior in good condition. The letter "G" in brown ink in upper left corner of the title page. First edition, second issue; according to Wing, this copy is an enlarged printing of a previous pamphlet issued the same year (Wing, P422). The anonymous author, quickly identified as Henry Parker, published Some few observations on the eve of the English Civil War. He here argued in support of the Parliament, stating the need for a bicameral legislature with complet... Read more
    • MICHAEL SPARK SENIOR, 1643
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE Title within decorative border, woodcut initial and headpiece. Disbound; some soiling, a few leaves need re-sewing, some minor tears and chipping to corners (without loss to any print). Inscription in lower right corner of title. First edition, first issue, with the author's name in italics. In this pamphlet, Prynne, a staunch Puritan, criticizes Charles I for his connections to the Catholic Church and Rome. While initially calling for peace at the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642, here he rallies against the "Popish and Malignant Party" who have poisoned... Read more
    • N.P., 1642
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    • Bibliographic details: FIRST EDITION, Second issues Unbound, sewn as issued. Some contemporary annotations and underlining on the title page. First edition, second issue with a cancel title and added leaf A2. Issued as England was on the brink of civil war, Prynne here calls for peace. He describes the situation as the "deplorable condition of our bleeding and almost expiring Kingdom, machinating its owne unevitable ruine by a causelesse, groundless Civill Warre." He also makes reference to the current events at the siege of Hull in 1642, the first major action of the war in which Charles I was denied entry to th... Read more
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