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41. The Historical, Political, and Diplomatic Writings of Niccolo Machiavelli in four volumes


Ex-library, first edition thus four-volume set, re-bound in half leather with brown cloth boards, imperial octavo, upper page edges stained brown, other page edges marbled, marbled eps, frontispiece with tissue guard, xli+420pp/464pp/488pp/iv+472pp, VG- (front board of vol1 completely detached, moderately heavy scuffing to spine sides, extrems & raised bands and to board edges, usu library markings including labels to front pastedowns and gilt library stamp to front boards, some browning to page edges)

PUBLISHER: james r.osgood boston 1882

KEYWORDS: literature politics history niccolo machiavelli christian detmold


42. With the Aurora in the Antarctic 1911-1914


First edition, scarcer 'orange' binding edition, imperial octavo, orange cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, black lettering & black ship illus to front board, frontispiece with tissue guard, xxi + 183pp, illus plus folding map to rear, VG (light bruising to spine extrems, small black stain to front board upper edge, moderate browning & foxing to page edges, owner's name in pencil to fep, some foxing & tanning to prelims and terminals, sporadic lighter foxing elsewhere)

PUBLISHER: Andrew Melrose 1919

KEYWORDS: John King Davis autobiography Antarctic exploration maritime nautical history


43. A Narrative of the Persecution of Hippolyto Joseph Da Costa Pereira Furtado De Mendonca [2 volumes]


first edition 2 vols.[344/xxviii+344pp] [b/w frontis.portrait to vol.1] VERY GOOD (early marbled paper boards rebacked w.tan calf,boards rubbed and soiled,gilt bands to spines w.gilt-on-tan leather title label to spines,mod wear and chipping to extrems.w.corners rounded,eps strengthened at gutters,red pencil numbers to ffeps,upper corner of ffep in both vols has been clipped,prelims.and content edges sl.foxed,offsetting from portrait to title page of vol.1.,contents tight) scarce set

PUBLISHER: printed and sold by w.lewis london 1811

KEYWORDS: freemasonry history biography mendonca costa pereira furtado


44. A Clash of Kings


First edition (precedes US edition by a year), super octavo, blue boards with gilt lettering to spine, ii maps + 741pp, VG+ (v slight soiling & tannning to page edges) in d/w, nr fine

PUBLISHER: Voyager Harper Collins 1998

KEYWORDS: first edition Geroge RR Martin literature fiction fantasy


45. Travels Through Russia, Siberia, Poland, Austria, Saxony, Prussia, Hanover & c & c Undertaken During the Years 1822, 1823 and 1824, While Suffering From Total Blindness, and Comprising An Account of the Author Being Conducted a State Prisoner From th


first edition, two volume set, three quarter leather with marbled boards and raised bands, (1) xiv + 408pp (4 illus + frontis) (2) 383pp (4 illus + frontis). VG- (both volumes have damaged spines - leather partly detatched on vol1, both have a 3cm chip from head of spine -, wear to extremities. Internally sound with foxing varied but mostly light, owners details on fep) A RARE first edition set worthy of some restoration and priced accordingly

PUBLISHER: geo b whittaker 1825 london

KEYWORDS: travel russia siberia poland austria saxony prussia hanover james holman travel exploration history


46. History of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ireland (Volumes One and Two)


two volume set (volume one is re-issue of 1925 edition) (1) blue faux leather boards with gilt lettering, 543pp +11pp subscribers list, illus (2) first edition octavo blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, 381pp illus. Both books are VG+ ( light bruising to extremities, owners name in ink to fep of vol 1). Volume two is the extremely RARE edition (less than ten copies known to exist) with the added attraction of being an ASSOCIATION COPY - SIGNED by Parkinson on the title page, INSCRIBED by him on fep to W Bro G Norman Knight M A in grateful appreciation of happy collaboration, R E P, with the bookplate of Gilfred Norman Knight to front pastedown (Knight was the author of the Pocket History of Freemasonry) another bookplate below

PUBLISHER: lodge of research 1987 & 1957 dublin

KEYWORDS: freemansonry ireland grand lodge john heron lepper philip crossle r e parkinson signed


47. The American Card-Player containing Clear & Comprehensive Directions for playing Whist, Euchre, Napoleon, Cribbage, Bezique, 66, Penuchle, Cassino, Straight and Draw Poker, Jack-Pots, All-Fours, Pitc


Small octavo, heavy card boards with 'lone hand' illustration to front board, dark blue cloth spine with gilt or yellow (?) lettering, five yellow advert pages to prelims & terminals, vii + 149pp + 30pp book adverts, VG- (heavy rubbing & fraying to board edges, corners & spine extrems, fading to spine so unclear whether lettering was gilt or just yellow, some staining to rear board, some rubbing & chaffing to front board, owner's name in pencil to fep, moderate browning to page edges, sporadic foxing) A reasonble copy, better than the description suggests (ask for photos)

PUBLISHER: Dick & Fitzgerald 1881

KEYWORDS: American card playing card games rules entertainment gambling the American Hoyle


48. The Lagoon and Other Stories


First edition thus (& first illustrated edition), ASSOCIATION COPY, Janet Frame's personal advance copy inscribed & signed by her, loosely enclosed is the presentation letter of the book to Janet Frame from the publisher, imperial octavo, blue boards iwth gilt lettering to spine, 98pp, illus, VG (some tanning) in d/w, Vg (1cm closed tear to rear upper edge, light creasing to edges, some staining spots to inside)

PUBLISHER: Random Century 1990

KEYWORDS: Janet Frame New Zealand literature short stories


49. Art in New Zealand magazines (later issues titled: The Arts in New Zealand) A FULL RUN INCLUDING EVERY YEAR BOOK ( 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 ). All issues covering 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 19


first editions all in original wrappers. All magazines are between VG- (chips to spine) and VG+, mostly VG or better. All annuals have are VG to VG+ with dustwrappers where called for (volume 7 is softcover). A total of 70 magazines, and all seven yearbooks. A Journal of Their Own is published 1997, 156pp, illus quarto printed light card covers VG+. It is SCARCE to find a full run of this hugely important New Zealand Arts magazine. HEAVY.

PUBLISHER: harry h tombs 1928

KEYWORDS: new zealand art history howard wadman eric lee-johnson


50. The Illustrated London News Vol. 2nd from January 7th to June 24th 1843


first edition, [includes supplements to issues 40 & 46 and May Garland supplement, and chronology of events], imperial folio, elaborate gilt decoration to spine, blind rule and design to boards with gilt central motif, gilt page edges, iv + 446pp (including 2pp index and 1pp index to engravings), illus, VG+ (occasional light foxing, most pronounced to prelims, internal gutters reinforced tidily), pages have a crispness and freshness which indicates little handling.

PUBLISHER: William Little 1843

KEYWORDS: journalism illustrated london news first edition history england

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