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1 A Compendious Geographical Dictionary, Containing a Concise Description of the Most Remarkable Places, Ancient and Modern, in Europe Asia, Africa and America, Interspersed with Historical Anecdotes
London W. Peacock 1795 First Fair No Jacket 
London: W. Peacock, 1795 To which is added, "A Chronological Table from the Creation to the Present Time; a Monthly List of All the Fixed Fairs in England and Wales; and a Table of Coins of the Various Nations, and Their Value in English Money. To this whole is prefexed An Introduction, Exhibiting a View of the Newtonian View of the Planets &c." 3 1/2" X 5 1/4" , no pagination. With colored outline fold-out maps of the World (frontis), Europe, North & South America, Africa, Asia and the Solar System, no map of South Pacific or sign it was ever there. Truly everything you needed to know in 1795. The text is complete except that two pages, the half-title and frontpiece, appear to be missing, text is unmarked, and pages tight. Previous owners' names on flyleaf and title page. Endpapers are marbled. The front board is missing and the back is detached. The spine is "poor" with 1/2 of the leather missing. There are traces of gold stamping on the remaining brown tree calf boards. Previous owners' names on inside of flyleaf and title page. Inside the frontpaper is a small stamp of recent vintage ".Wood & Co. Binders", but no sign any rebinding was attempted. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall. Second Edition. Full-Leather. Fair/No Jacket. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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2 Histoire D'Aujourd'hui 1956-1957
Paris Match 1957 Fair No Jacket 
Paris Match, 1957 Unpaginated. Photo book of the year's events. Text in French. Text is clean and unmarked. Paper covers are rubbed at extremities. lightly soiled. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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3 Rome the Eternal: a Brief Description of the Ancient City's Main Features and Some Practical Information Regarding the Modern Town Special Edition for Allied Armed Forces
Rome Union Publicita e Stampa 1944 Good 
6.5" x 9.25" 81 pp with B&W illustration and a fold-out map. A travel guide for occupying forces. Text is clean, tight, unmarked, toned. Previous owner's name sticker on half-title. Covers are intact with considerable edgewear. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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4 Studies in Wills: Romance and Interest of an Old Story
Baltimore Mercantile Trust & Deposit Company 1926 Very Good Good Jacket 
Baltimore: Mercantile Trust & Deposit Company, 1926 25 pp with 8 plates in sepia. Short history of wills followed by a pitch for the bank. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Grey paper boards have light rubbing and darkening towards spine. DJ is intact but has several short closed tears. Now in protective mylar. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 5" x 8". Privately Printed. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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5 The Attila "Peacemakers" Cyprus, July 20 - Oct. 1, 1974
Cyprus, Greece Public Information Office 1974 Very Good 
Cyprus, Greece: Public Information Office, 1974 109 pps. plus Acknowledgement page. B/W photos throughout. Text clean, bright, tight and unnmarked. Back cover shows signs of wear. Otherwise very good. Date stamp and black marker line on top. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8 3/16" X 11" 
Price: 90.00 USD
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6 Verroccio's Christ and St. Thomas
NYC The Metropolitan Museumof Art 1993 Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Quarto. 125 (3) pp with color and B&W illustrations on every page. This catalogue was published on the occasion of the exhibition " Verroccio's Christ and St. Thomas: A Masterpiece of Sculpture from Renaissance Florence," at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 1993. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Remainder mark on bottom page edges. Red cloyh boards are bright and undamaged.DJ is bright and intact, now in protective mylar. 
Price: 27.00 USD
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7 A.A. H. Where the World Ends a Description of Arosa as a Centre for Summer Holidays or Winter Sport and as a Health Resort for Convalescents and Invalids
Arosa, Switzerland Herr Junginger-Hefti 1911 First Very Good No Jacket as Published Jacket 
Arosa, Switzerland: Herr Junginger-Hefti, 1911 95 pp +21 pp od ads for Arosa hotels and with B&W photographic plates in text. Text is clean, tight unmarked, lightly toned.Previous owner's atttractive bookplate on front endpapers. Black limp leather boards with gold-stamped titles are bumped at extremities. Presumed First. Limp Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket as Published. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Privately Printed. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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8 Aars, Ivar Aurdalskyrkja Fra Lund Sokn Til Valdres Prosti
Norway Aurdal Menighetsrad 1987 8299155002 / 9788299155007 Very Good Good Jacket 
7" x 10" 176 pps. filled with b/w and full color photgraphs. Front endpapers have a b/w photgraph and back endpapers are illiustrated with a map. Text is clean, bright, tight and unmarked. Textured red boardswith gold stamping are near fine. DJ shows edgewear with minor chipping but otherwise clean and bright. This book is all about the Aurdal church in Norway and us written in Norwegian. 
Price: 29.00 USD
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9 Addison, J. Remarks on Several Parts of Italy &c. In the Years 1701, 1702,1703
London Jacob Tonson 1705 First Good No Jacket 
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. 
Price: 335.00 USD
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10 Alvar, Manuel Endechas Judeo-Espanolas
Madrid Instituto Arias Montano 1969 Good 
6 5/8" x 9" 237 pps. plus 8 B&W plates Text clean,, tight with some marginalia in ink.. A publisher's label is on the front endpaper. Grey and white softcover shows wear and scuffing but no paper loss; graphics are clear.Text in Spanish. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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11 Atkinson, R. J. C. Stonehenge and Avebury and Neighboring Monuments
London Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1961 First Good Sorrell, Alan and Reitz 
5 1/8" X 7 5/8" 64 pps. Semi-gloss. B/W photographs, diagrams and maps throughout with maps on the back cover. Text clean, tight, right and unmarked. Cover shows some wear but graphics are very good. A guide prepared for the Ministry of Works sold to tourists and visitors for three shillings. Superb graphics. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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12 Benardete, Mair Jose Hispanic Culture and Character of the Shepardic Jews
NY Sepher-Hermon Press, Inc 1982 0872031004 / 9780872031005 2nd Edition - Revised Very Good Good Jacket 
6.25" x 9.25" 226 pps. & foreward. Owner's minor notation on back endpaper. Text clean, tight, and unmarked otherwise. Navy blue boards with gold printing on spine NF. Navy blue DJ with white type and graphic embellishment clean and clear with some wear on corners and top and bottom of spine. In protective mylar. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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13 Bidet, Alfred Brou Temple De La Fidelite
Lyon, France Imprimerie Lescuyer Good 
5 7/8" X 7 5/8" 42 pps. B/W vintage photgraphs throughout. Text clean, tight, bright and unmarked. White, semi-gloss cover with a four-color photograph clean and tight with some wear. A guidebook for tourists written in French. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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14 Blunden, Edmund The Great Church of the Holy Trinity Long Melford
UK 1966 First Very Good 
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Pamphlet. 20 pps. Text printed on semi-glossy paper clean, bright, tight and unmarked. B/W full page photographs throughout. Predominantly grey cover with line illustration of church facade good with some signs of wear. A charming little pamphlet about a British church produced in part by its rector. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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15 Blunden, Edmund The Great Church of the Holy Trinity Long Melford
UK 1966 First Very Good 
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Pamphlet. 20 pps. Text printed on semi-glossy paper clean, bright, tight and unmarked. B/W full page photographs throughout. Predominantly grey cover with line illustration of church facade good with some signs of wear. A charming little pamphlet about a British church produced in part by its rector. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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16 Callejo, Carlos Caceres Monumental Los Monumentos Cardinales De Espana XXV
Madrid Editorial Plus-Ultra 1972 First Very Good Fair Jacket 
Madrid: Editorial Plus-Ultra, 1972 155 pp. with B&W illustrations in text. Text in Spanish. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Yellow paper boards are clean and undamaged. DJ has considerable edgewear, now in protective mylar. Second Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. Slender Octavo. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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17 Cavanillas, J. Cortes Alfonso XII: El Rey Romantico
Barcelona Editorial Juventud 1969 First Very Good Good Jacket 
5.75" X 8.75"" 255 pps.plus 17 b/w plates. Grey/green endpapers eith white type.Text clean, tight and unmarked; slightly toned. Brown cloth boards with blind embossing on front cover and silver printing on spine NF. Glossy DJ with grey and pale green illustration and dropped-out (white) type clean and tight with some wear. In protective mylar. Written in Spanish. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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18 Chapman - Huston, Desmond Ludwicg II The Mad King of Bavaria
Dorset Press 1990 0880294930 / 9780880294935 First As New As New Jacket 
5.75" x 8.5" 314 pps. plus Prelude. Text clean, tight, bright and unmarked. Beige paper and red cloth boards with gold-stamping on spine pristine. Red DJ with white type and illustration of Ludwig on front and 4-color photograph on reverse flawless. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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19 Conway. Sir Martin The Sport of Collecting
Frederick A. Stokes Co 1914 First Good No Jacket 
5.5" x 8.25" 147 pps. plus 25 b/w plates. Endpapers have patches of discoloration and an inscription in pencil but the text portion is clean, tight, bright and unmarked. Grey cloth covered boards with metallic gold printing on front and spine and blind embossed decoration on back is very good and shows only minor wear, specifically on edges of spine. This book was written for the high-end art collector and contains a number of examples of art and sculpture found in the author's collection and displayed at Allington Castle, his estate. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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20 Darlach, Ernst Denkzeichen
Akademie Der Kunste Der DDR 1988 Good 
Akademie Der Kunste Der DDR, 1988 203 pp with B&W illustrations.Text in German. The Career and works of German Expressionist Sculptor Ernst Darlach (1870 - 1938) whose anti-war sculpture was confiscated and labeled "degenerate art" by the Nazis. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Cover with photo of Darlach at work on the Magdeburg war memorial, is bumped andrubbed at edges. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Large Format Soft Cover. Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. 
Price: 19.00 USD
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