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1 The Popes as Builders and Humanists from nicholas V 1447 through Clement IX 1669
Houston, TX Paperback Very Good Plus No Jacket as Published 
Houston, TX 363 pp with B&W illustrations and one fold-out illustration. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Stiff covers done in handmade paper are clean and intact with previous owner's name on front cover. The catalog of the exhibition, "The Popes as Builders and Humanists from Nicholas V,1447 through Clement lX 1669" by the University of St. Thomas Art Department, Houston, Texas from March 1966 to may 1966.. Textured Paper Soft Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket as Published. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Remarks on Several Parts of Italy &c. In the Years 1701, 1702,1703, Addison, J.
2 Addison, J. Remarks on Several Parts of Italy &c. In the Years 1701, 1702,1703
London Jacob Tonson 1705 First Edition. Hardcover Good No Jacket 
London: Jacob Tonson, 1705 London: Jacob Tonson, 1705 An early account of a Gentleman's travels through Italy and Switzerland with a fulsome four page dedication to John Lord Sommers, Earl of Evesham who was then Lord High Chancellor of England. First edition with P. 125 misprinted as P.225. 533 pp.Text is clean and intact. Several copper engravings in text of coins and medals, and Evesham's coat-of-arms in the dedication. Previous owner's name on flyleaf. Original brown leather boards of are spotted and bumped at corners. Edges and spine have are heavily rubbed. Spine is cracked but holding at hinges front and back and about 1/3 of the leather spine is missing. Appears to have had some gold stamping on spine and board edges, now just a shadow. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.. First Edition.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 335.00 USD
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Harunu'l-Rashid and Charles the Great, Buckler, M.A.
3 Buckler, M.A. Harunu'l-Rashid and Charles the Great
Cambridge, MA The Mediaeval Academy of America 1931 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Cambridge, MA: The Mediaeval Academy of America, 1931 Cambridge, MA: The Mediaeval Academy of America, 1931 64 pp . Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Blue cloth boards have a spash mark on front board. Covers the period of 751 A.D. to 813 A. D. and the diplomatic relations between the Frankish kings, Pippin and Charles the Great, with the Muslim world. Size: 6.75 " x 10.25". First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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4 Carlo Pedretti Leonardo da Vinci Nature Studies from the Royal Library at Windsor Castle
Johnson Reprint Corporation 1980 0384322980 / 9780384322981 Paperback Very Good 
Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1980 94 pp with 48 color and B&W plates. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Stiff paper covers are very lightly shelfworn. Size: 8.5" x 11". Large Format Softcover. Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Da Vinci, Leonardo The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
London 1904 The Reprint Society/ Jonathan Cape 1954 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London 1904: The Reprint Society/ Jonathan Cape, 1954 London 1904: The Reprint Society/ Jonathan Cape, 1954 Published in two volumes of 610 and 566 with index pp. Translation by Edward McCurdy. 370 B&W plates. Text is clean, tight, unmarked save for bookseller's (Foyles) stamps on front endpaper. boards are of rust-colored cloth with gold stamping they show slight sun-fading along spine elsewise no damage. Combined weight 3 lbs 8 oz. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 72.00 USD
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6 De Diesbach, Ghislain Secrets of the Gotha
Meredith Press 1968 First American Edition. Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Meredith Press, 1968 Meredith Press, 1968 A tracing of the interrelations of the royal courts of Europe as gleaned from the Almanach de Gotha, a yearbook of precedence, that without appeal, placed every member of every family in order of rank. Text is clean, tight an unmarked. The black cloth boards have a gilt coat of arms badly rubbed and a gilt and red title on the spine in good shape. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.. First American Edition.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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7 Diehl, Charles Byzantium: Greatness and Decline
New Jersey Rutgers University Press 1957 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1957 366 pp with index and extensive bibliographical notes. Translated from the french by Naomi Walford, with introduction and bibliography by Peter Charanis, professor of History, Rutgers University. With forty B&W illustrations. Covers the Bysantine Empire from Justinian (518 - 565) to the Palaeologi (1261 - 1453.) text is clean, tight and unmarked. Red buckram boards are VG+, really no flaws - just the passage of time. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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8 Fry, Roger Giovanni Bellini
New York Ursus Press 1995 1883145031 / 9781883145033 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good + 
New York: Ursus Press, 1995 66 pp of text followed by 24 B&W plates. A contempory reprinting of Fry's 1901 monograph on Bellini which was instrumental in reinterpreting and re-evaluating his art for twentieth century audiences. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Black cloth boards with silver-stamped titles are clean and undamaged. The DJ is clean and, bright, undamaged but with some shelfwear. In mylar jacket.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good +. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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9 Galliou, Patrick & Jones, Michael The Bretons
Oxford, U.K. Blackwell 1991 0631164065 / 9780631164067 1st Edition. Hardcover As New As New 
Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell, 1991 Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell, 1991 334 pp with 26 B&W illustrations and two genealogies. A history of the indigenous people of Brittany, France. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. DJ is clean, bright intact. In mylar jacket. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New.. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 27.00 USD
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10 Gies, Frances and Joseph Women in the Middle Ages
Thomas Y. Crowell 1978 0690017243 / 9780690017243 1st Edition. Hardcover Good Good 
Thomas Y. Crowell, 1978 264 pps. B/W illustrations throughout. Text clean, tight, and bright with some minor notations in pencil. This is an ex-libary book a missing front endpaper. Red cloth boards with maroon spine with metallic gold printing good with some wear and bumping on corners and portions cellophane tape on front and back. White DJ with medieval manuscript illumination bright and tight with minor wear. Library sticker on spine. Not exactly a feminist text, but a fairly comprehensive introduction to women in medieval times.. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Good/Good. 5.5" x 8.25". Ex-Library. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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11 Gill, Anton Il Gigante Michelangelo, Florence, and the David 1492 - 1504
New York St. Martin's Press 2002 0312314426 / 9780312314422 First U.S. Edition. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2002 338 pp.with 8 pp of color plates. Text is clean, tight and unmarked, library stamp on title page only. DJ is clean, bright intact. In mylar jacket.. First U.S. Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Ex-Library. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Lure of Gold: Being the Story of the Five Lost Ships of Christopher Columbus, Goodwin, William B.
12 Goodwin, William B. The Lure of Gold: Being the Story of the Five Lost Ships of Christopher Columbus
Boston Meador Publishing Company 1940 1st Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Boston: Meador Publishing Company, 1940 Boston: Meador Publishing Company, 1940 215 pp with B&W plates in text and one fold-out map. text is clean, tight, unmarked. Green cloth boards with gold-stamped titles are clean, bumped at spine ends. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.. 1st Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 42.00 USD
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13 Komroff, Manuel (ed) The Travels of Marco Polo
The Heritage Press 1934 Hardcover Near Fine Lapshin, Nikolai Fydorovitch 
The Heritage Press, 1934 xxix, 477 pp with color illustrations in text. The classic text described as "revised and edited with an introduction by Manuel Komroff Text is clean, tight and unmarked with very light foxing. page edges tinted blue. Boards are cover with a decorative paper with orange quarter binding and brown stmped titles in English and Chinese along spine. Now in protective mylar. Black paper case is "good," intact with some rubbing to extremities. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Cased Hardcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Lapshin, Nikolai Fydorovitch. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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14 Kraus, Henry Gold Was the Mortar the Economics of Cathedral Building
London Routledge & Kegan Paul 1979 0710087284 / 9780710087287 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Signed
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1979 292 pps. Some photographs. Text clean, bright, tight and unmarked. Apart from the cathedral at York, the book is primarily about medieval French cathedrals. Deep yellow cloth cover is very good with slightly bumped corners. DJ good although the back has creases in the coating of paper Remainder mark cross top of page edges. Dedication by author on front endpaper.. Dedication By Author. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 7.5" x 10". Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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15 Lamb, Harold The Crusades Iron Men and Saints
Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1930 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1930 368 pp with 15 B&W plates. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Previous owner's name on flyleaf. Black cloth boards are clean, intact, bumped at extremities and dulled along spine. Stated first edition.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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16 Machiavelli, Niccolo The Prince & the Art of War
Barnes & Noble 2004 0760757879 / 9780760757871 Collector's Library Ed. 2nd Printing Hardcover Near Fine As New 
Barnes & Noble, 2004 440 pps. Text clean, tight, bright. 2 pages have minor marginalia. Elsewise in As New condition. Gilt edged on 3 sides. Red satin ribbon marker. Red cloth cover with gold-stamipng As New. DJ flawless. A handsome little copy of Machiavelli's classic with a contemporary Afterword.. Collector's Library Ed. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/As New. 4" x 6.25". Dust jacket present. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Heraldry Sources, Symbols and Meaning, Neubecker, Ottfried
17 Neubecker, Ottfried Heraldry Sources, Symbols and Meaning
London Tiger Books International 1997 1855019086 / 9781855019089 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Tobler, Robert 
London: Tiger Books International, 1997 London: Tiger Books International, 1997 288 pp with color illustrations throughout. Printed in Italy. Text is clean, tight and unmarked with the hint of a ripple to pages. Boards are illustrated glossy paper, identical to DJ. Both are clean, bright undamaged. Oversized book weighing 2.75 lbs. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Tobler, Robert.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Tobler, Robert. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Middle Ages, Osborn, E.B.
18 Osborn, E.B. The Middle Ages
New York Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1928 Stated First Edition. Hardcover Good No Jacket 
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1928 246 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Front hinge is cracked. Dark green boards show slight bumping, overall clean and square. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Stated First Edition.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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19 Pedretti, Carlo The Genius of Leonardo Da Vinci His Life and His Work
The Franklin Mint 1975 Hardcover Fine 
The Franklin Mint, 1975 66 pp with 4 B&W illustrations. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Brown leatherette boards withgold-stamped borders and title are clean, bright and undamaged.. Hard Cover. Fine. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, Prescott, William Hickling
20 Prescott, William Hickling History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella
New York The Heritage Press 1967 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good + De Freitas, Lima 
New York: The Heritage Press, 1967 New York: The Heritage Press, 1967 294 pp with 23 color illustrations in text. William Hickling Prescott (1796 - 1859) was also the author of "The Conquest of Mexico," and "The Conquest of Peru." Map of Spain at the time of Ferdinand and Isabella on endpapers. text is clean, tight and unmarked. Clear and well spaced type was set especially for this edition by the Yankee Typesetters of Concord, NH. Yellow paper boards with portraits of the two monarchs are VG, clean and undamaged. yellow cardboard slipcase is tight, square and undamaged, very slight soil. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. Hard Cover, Slip Cased. Near Fine/Very Good +. Illus. by De Freitas, Lima. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.. First Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good +. Illus. by De Freitas, Lima. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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