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Academie de l'Espee, ou se demonstrent par reigles mathematiques sur le fondement d'un cercle mysterieux la theorie et pratique des vraix; et jusqu' a present incongnus secrets du maniement des armes a pied et a cheval by THIEBAULT, Girard

Leiden: Elzevier, 1628. First. hardcover. near fine. 2 books bound in one volume. Part I with 16 preliminary leaves including the beautifully engraved title, portrait, and 9 armorial plates, followed by 33 numbered engravings, all but one double-page, a...

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Opticks: or, a Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions & Colours of Light by NEWTON, Sir Isaac

London: Smith & Walford, 1704. First. hardcover. very good(+). Also, Two Treatises of the Species and Magnitude of Curvilinear Figures. 4 parts in 1 volume. Title page printed in red & black within a double-ruled border. Illustrated with 19 fold...

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Atlas by DE WIT, Frederick

Amsterdam. hardcover. very good(+). Atlas with 104 double page maps and title page in full original color and an index. Folio, measures 22" x 13.5". Bound in original vellum-wrapped wood with gold stamped title and spine; a.e.g. A simple de Wi...

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[Atlas Celeste]; Exceedingly rare edition of John Bevis's 'Unpublished' Atlas Celeste, also referred to by some as the "Forgotten Star Atlas" or the "Ghost Book by BEVIS, John

London: John Bevis, 1786. hardcover. Celestial Atlas. Oblong folio (19 1/4" x 14 7/8"), leather spine over marble boards. "Table of the Stars" in gilt on spine. 51 uncolored engraved celestial charts. No frontispiece, title or index p...

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Framed Autographed Letter Signed during the War of 1812 by JEFFERSON, Thomas (1743 - 1826)

Monticello, VA, 1813. unbound. Outstanding and historically important letter, 1 page, 5.5 x 7.75 inches, Monticello, Virginia, November 9, 1813. Written to William Gibson, friend and business colleague of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, expressing his con...

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Atlas maritimus & commercialis; or, a general view of the world, so far as relates to trade and navigation / Sailing Directions for All the Known Coasts and Islands on the Glob, with a Sett of Sea-Charts by CUTLER, Nathaniel; HALLEY, Sir Edmond; HARRIS, John; SENEX, John; and DEFOE, Daniel

London: James Knapton, 1728. hardcover. Two parts in one volume. Illustrated with 53 of 54 fine uncolored copper plate maps, (last celestial chart is missing with a full size facsimile version provided from the British Library edition), and 5 fold-out di...

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Ulysses by JOYCE, James

Paris: Shakespeare & Co, 1922. Limited. paperback. very good(-). Thick large 8vo, original blue wrappers printed in white. Paris: Shakespeare & Co., 1922. First edition. From a total printing of 1000, this is one of only 150 large paper copies o...

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A General Atlas, Describing the Whole Universe; Being a Complete Collection of the Most Approved Maps Extant by KITCHIN, Thomas

London: Laurie & James Whittle, 1795. hardcover. very good(+). 25 maps on 37 double page map sheets with original outline coloring and magnificent cartouches. 12 of the maps are large format diptychs including a beautiful map of the world. Later iss...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland AND Through The Looking Glass by CARROLL, Lewis

London: Macmillan, 1866. First. hardcover. fine. Tenniel, John. Black and white illustrations by John Tenniel. 2 volumes. Beautifully bound by Bayntun in full red morocco with gilt vignette of the White Rabbit and the Red Queen on the front covers and g...

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De koninglycke Hovenier aanwyzende de Middelen om Boomen, Bloemen en Kruyden, te Zaayen, planten, aen queeken en voort teelen by CAUSE, Hendrik (1648-1699). WITH: COMMELIN, Jan (1629-1692)

Amsterdam: Doornick, 1676. First. hardcover. near fine. Engraved allegorical title-page, and illustrated with two garden plans, 13 plates of fruit and flowers (each in two parts), and 16 plates of garden plans, parterres, mazes, etc. 224 pages. Amsterda...

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The Quadrupeds of North America by AUDUBON, John James

New York: V.G. Audubon, 1854. hardcover. very good(+). Audubon, John James.. 3 volumes. Illustrated with 155 glorious hand-colored lithographic plates with tissue guards. viii, 383 [1]; ii, 334; viii, 348pp. Royal 8vo, wonderfully bound in contemporary ...

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Globus Terraqueus; Adcuratissimas descriptiones adornalus cura by AKERMAN, Anders

Uppsula: A.D.A. Edita, 1766. unbound. very good(+). Globe. 68" tall, 24" wide at base. Globe diameter is 24", horizon band diameter is 32". Calibrated full brass meridian ring. Outstanding eighteenth century Swedish globe with Roco...

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All three of the most important contemporary accounts of the Champ d'Asile colony sold together by (FRENCH COLONY OF CHAMP D'ASILE IN TEXAS)

Paris: various, 1819. First. hardcover. very good. The titles are: (1.) (L'Heritier, Louis Francois). Le Champ-D'Asile, Tableau Topographique et Historique du Texas...folding map of Texas and Louisiana. viii, 247 pages, 8vo, handsomely rebound i...

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Oberon: Ein Romantisches Heldengedicht in 12 Gesangen.; Unique Copy, Specially Bound with 18 Original Drawings in Color by (RABUS, Carl) & WIELAND, C[hristoph] M[artin]

Munich: Hesperos, 1919. First. hardcover. fine. Rabus, Carl. Illustrated with 18 etched plates and also 18 original color drawings. Afterword by Curt Moreck. 243 pages.Thick 4to, magnificently bound by Koellner in full tan pigskin with ornate blind-tool...

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