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A Collection of Royal Letters, Written by King Charles the First and Second, King James the Second, And the King and Queen of Bohemia; Together With Original Letters, Written by Prince Rupert, Charles Louis Count Palatine, The Duchess of Hanover, And several other distinguished Persons; From the Year 1619, to 1665. Illustrated with elegant Engravings...., Bromley (Sir George)
41 Bromley (Sir George) A Collection of Royal Letters, Written by King Charles the First and Second, King James the Second, And the King and Queen of Bohemia; Together With Original Letters, Written by Prince Rupert, Charles Louis Count Palatine, The Duchess of Hanover, And several other distinguished Persons; From the Year 1619, to 1665. Illustrated with elegant Engravings....
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London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1787. First edition. 8vo. Frontispiece and four inserted plates, one is a facsimile plate of signatures and royal seals; also a folding chart. Decorative armorial bookplate of Michael Tomkinson on inner front cover. Full sprinkled calf, the spine designed in gilt, and lettered in gilt on panel of black. This looks to have been expertly rebacked in the remote past; upper hinge is cracking somewhat but still entirely sound. Some small ink stamps from a British Grammar School on the margins of the final leaf of text, a few creased page margins, scattered marginalia in pen, but otherwise a clean and attractive copy in a pleasant contemporary binding. Lowndes (Bohn, 1864) page 281: "A valuable collection". 
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Nuova Scelta. Di Sentenze, Motti, e Burle ..., Brusoni (Girolamo)
42 Brusoni (Girolamo) Nuova Scelta. Di Sentenze, Motti, e Burle ...
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Venice: Garbezza, 1658 or 1657 (we believe). 12mo. Contemporary boards, marbled paper spine. Lacking the first gathering, so unfortunately lacking the decorative title page, printed title page, and eight pages of text, which comprised some introductory material and the table of contents. [These are supplied in photocopy, from a copy at the U of Toronto Library]. Inner front hinges are cracking; ink stamp on the rear fly leaf from the City of Castello / Carabinieri Pontefic, and in pen: Citta di Castello; very good otherwise. A scarce book of humorous short pieces by Brusoni [born 1633], novelist and historian. Offered with all faults. 
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43 Canestrelli (Philip) [published anonymously]. Catechism of Christian Doctrine Prepared and Enjoined by order of the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore. Translated into Flat-Head by a Father of the Society of Jesus.

Woodstock College, 1891. First edition. 102 pages. Original plain, unlettered green wrappers. Spine chipped with a bit of loss, some wear to rear wrapper, basically a very good, unread copy. Canestrelli, a Jesuit missionary, is highly regarded as a translator. 
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A Romanized Japanese Reader: Consisting of Japanese Anecdotes, Maxims, Etc., In Easy Written Style; with An English Translation and Notes. Three Parts in One Volume., Chamberlain (Basil Hall)
44 Chamberlain (Basil Hall) A Romanized Japanese Reader: Consisting of Japanese Anecdotes, Maxims, Etc., In Easy Written Style; with An English Translation and Notes. Three Parts in One Volume.
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London: Trubner, [ca.1886]. Original red-brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Yellow coated end papers. Cloth worn at spine ends, some repair to upper spine, rubbing to cloth, otherwise very good; internally clean and fresh. The imprint at the base of the spine reads: "TRUBNER & CO." The three sections have individual title pages which bear the imprint: "London: Trubner & Co. / Yokohama: Kelly & Walsh". The preface is dated 1886. This is the combined edition of three works which were published separately. Copies are also seen in blue cloth, and with a variant imprint of "Paul, Trench and Trubner". Cordier: Bibliotheca Japonica, page 640. 
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His Majesties Gracious Speech Together with the Lord Keepers to both Houses of Parliament, January 7, 1673/4. Published by His Majesties Special Command., Charles II, King of England.
45 Charles II, King of England. His Majesties Gracious Speech Together with the Lord Keepers to both Houses of Parliament, January 7, 1673/4. Published by His Majesties Special Command.
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London: Printed by the Assigns of John Bill and Christopher Barker, 1673/4. 20 pages. Self-wrappers. Title printed within a double border, Royal Arms on title page. Wear to spine and corners, first leaf nearly detached, very good otherwise. 
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A New Defence of Tithes, Being an Answer to The Legal Argument by Mr. Eagle., Chetham (Humphrey, Esq.)
46 Chetham (Humphrey, Esq.) A New Defence of Tithes, Being an Answer to The Legal Argument by Mr. Eagle.
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London: C.F. Cock, 1832. First edition. 8vo. [24]pp. Disbound. A little wear to edges, very good. Chetham believes that tithes should go to the clergy. 
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A Christmas scrapbook kept during the years 1871 - 1873., Christmas Scrap Book  (1871-73)
47 Christmas Scrap Book (1871-73) A Christmas scrapbook kept during the years 1871 - 1873.

Red cloth, "Scrap Book" in a gilt decorative circle on front cover. 6.5 x 7.5 inches. Ownership inscription on front page dated 1871. 42 scraps pasted in, mostly 2 to a page, various sizes, with dates and names of senders written beneath. Christmas and New Years themed. The first two are larger, with moveable parts to create a 3D effect. The lower quarter of the spine is chipped away, some wear to hinges and edges, but very good condition for the most part. It appears to be complete, nothing has been removed. 
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A woodcut from a German edition of Cicero's Geburlicher Werck, probably 16th century., Cicero - German Woodcut
48 Cicero - German Woodcut A woodcut from a German edition of Cicero's Geburlicher Werck, probably 16th century.
Germany, 16th century? 
A single leaf from a German edition of Cicero, probably 16th century. The recto bears a woodcut of animals, a stag being brought down by dogs, also a bear and a hog. The running title at the top of the page is "Geburlicher werck." and the numeral XXV. The verso bears text only and the running title "Das Erst theyl". Some light creases, not affecting image, fine otherwise. Size of the leaf is 8 x 12 inches; the image measures about 6.2 x 5.5 inches. This same image appears in the German edition of Cicero published by Egenolff in Frankfurt in 1550, but with different accompanying text and the running title: "Von Geburlichen Wercken". We have been unable to exactly determine from which edition this leaf was extracted. 
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The Christians Course and Complaint, Both in the pursuit of Happinesse desired, and for Advantages slipped in that pursuit : A Sermon Preached to the Honorable House of Commons on the monethly Fast day, August 30. 1643. At St. Margarets Church in Westminster. .... Published by Order of the said House., Coleman (Thomas)
49 Coleman (Thomas) The Christians Course and Complaint, Both in the pursuit of Happinesse desired, and for Advantages slipped in that pursuit : A Sermon Preached to the Honorable House of Commons on the monethly Fast day, August 30. 1643. At St. Margarets Church in Westminster. .... Published by Order of the said House.
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London: Printed by I.L. for Christopher Meredith at the Sign of the Crane in Pauls Church-yard, 1643. [8] + [72] pages. Small 4to. Disbound, spine taped with brown paper tape which is chipped but mainly intact. Ex-lib from a NY Seminary, with ink stamps in several locations; stamped "No Longer The Property Of..." on the final leaf. Some browning at edges, light chipping to outer leaves, a few old stains and some bent corners, but basically a very good copy. Coleman was a Calvinist preacher, who had such a reputation for his extensive knowledge of Hebrew that he was known as "Rabbi Coleman." Wing (2nd,1994 edition): C5050. 
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Memoirs of the Mother and Wife of Washington, Conkling (Margaret C.)
50 Conkling (Margaret C.) Memoirs of the Mother and Wife of Washington
NY: C.M. Saxton, Barker & Co./San Francisco: Bancroft, 1860. New Edition, Revised and Enlarged. anticat16 
Original brown blind-stamped cloth, spine designed in gilt. Yellow end papers. Frontispiece portrait. Light shelf wear, a nice clean copy. First published in 1850. 
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An ALS dated Dec. 1782, relating to the sending of troops to Jamaica., Conway (Henry Seymour)
51 Conway (Henry Seymour) An ALS dated Dec. 1782, relating to the sending of troops to Jamaica.

ALS in pen on the recto of a bifolium, to an unknown recipient. Written from Little Warwick Street; the date is Dec 21, 1782. Conway suggests that regiments heading for Jamaica should "if possible touch at Barbados". He expresses concern about the accommodation of troops, mentioning the Carolina Garrison. Signed: "H.S. Conway". Titled on the verso of the second leaf: "Dec 21, 1782 / Genl. Conway". Old stains and discoloration, quite severe, several horizontal folds, but intact. Conway had held the post of Commander-In-Chief of the Forces since March of 1782; he would be promoted to Field Marshall in October of 1793. 
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The French convert : Being a True Relation of the Happy Conversion of a Noble French Lady from the Errors and Superstitions of Popery to the Reformed Religion .... To Which is Added, A brief Account of the severe persecutions of the First Protestants., d'Auborn (A.) [Attributed to John MacGowan]. [published anonymously].
52 d'Auborn (A.) [Attributed to John MacGowan]. [published anonymously]. The French convert : Being a True Relation of the Happy Conversion of a Noble French Lady from the Errors and Superstitions of Popery to the Reformed Religion .... To Which is Added, A brief Account of the severe persecutions of the First Protestants.
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[np: USA]: Printed for the Book-Sellers, 1812. 12mo. [108]pp. Original boards, leather spine. Boards chipped at edges, paper entirely missing from outer front board, very good generally. The edge of the title page is chipped partly away, affecting the title and part of the imprint. Shaw & Shoemaker 24654. A popular anti-Catholic tract, first published in 1696. 
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The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom., Darwin (Charles)
53 Darwin (Charles) The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom.
NY: Appleton, 1902. 
Original brown cloth, front cover designed in black, spine lettered in gilt. Yellow coated end papers. Old stain to upper corner of book, discoloration to lower back cover, front end paper and first blank creased with some damage; a very good copy otherwise. Later edition; first published in England in 1876, the first American edition appeared from Appleton in 1877. 
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The Constitution of England; or, An Account of the English Government: in Which it is Compared Both with the Republican Form of Government and the Other Monarchies in Europe. A New Edition, With Life and Notes, by John MacGregor, M.P., De Lolme (J.L.) [Edition by John MacGregor].
54 De Lolme (J.L.) [Edition by John MacGregor]. The Constitution of England; or, An Account of the English Government: in Which it is Compared Both with the Republican Form of Government and the Other Monarchies in Europe. A New Edition, With Life and Notes, by John MacGregor, M.P.
London: Bohn, 1853. 
Original green cloth stamped in blind, spine lettered in gilt. Blue patterned end papers bearing ads for Bohn's Standard Library, (of which this is a Volume), and other series. 32-page publisher's catalogue at rear. Inner front hinge cracked, a few marks to cloth, old stain to upper edge of final leaves, but a decent very good copy. First published in French in 1771, the English edition appeared in 1775 
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Hymns and Litanies. Compiled for Sole Use at The Chapel of S. Mary, Star of the Sea, in Wemyss Castle. By Herbert S. Dean (Sacristan and Organist). Privately Printed., Dean (Herbert) -compiler.
55 Dean (Herbert) -compiler. Hymns and Litanies. Compiled for Sole Use at The Chapel of S. Mary, Star of the Sea, in Wemyss Castle. By Herbert S. Dean (Sacristan and Organist). Privately Printed.
Privately printed, 1898. anticat16 
[302]pp. 8vo. Full vellum, heavily designed in gilt on spine and covers. Patterned end papers. All edges gilt. A piece chipped from the upper rear cover, boards bowed somewhat, fore-edges of some leaves wrinkled, otherwise a nice copy. Very uncommon; WorldCat locates a copy at the University of Edinburgh, and COPAC locates another at the Bodleian. There was a large paper edition of 25 copies; this is the regular edition. 
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Legions humble Address to the Lords. To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal Assembled in Parliament., Defoe (Daniel) and/or Pierce (John). -possible authors.
56 Defoe (Daniel) and/or Pierce (John). -possible authors. Legions humble Address to the Lords. To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal Assembled in Parliament.
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[Edinburgh: Printed by John Reid younger, 1704]. First edition. Issued anonymously. A single leaf, once folded to create a 4-page booklet. The paper is badly yellowed, chipped at edges, with some loss to the lower edge, where someone has rebuilt the paper somewhat, and hand-lettered the missing text. One word has been inked out on page 3. Once attributed to Daniel Defoe, however: "There can be no doubt that [Daniel Defoe] was deeply involved in it, in conjunction with ... John Pierce ... the weight of evidence is in favour of Pierce, rather than Defoe, as the actual author."--Furbank and Owens, Defoe de-attributions, 1994. Exceedingly fragile. 
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The Scout's Guide and Field Book., Delavoye (Captain [Alexander Marin])
57 Delavoye (Captain [Alexander Marin]) The Scout's Guide and Field Book.
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London: Richardson / Marchant Singer, 1880. First edition. Black calf, front cover lettered in gilt. Marbled end papers. 92 pages, plus some (unused) blank forms and a leaf of ads at the rear. A bit over 5 X 3 inches, opens at the top. The lower black elastic ribbon (for attaching it while consulting?) is intact; indentations on the upper rear cover suggest that there may have been a second attachment, now absent. A few scuffs, but quite a nice copy. A guide to military reconnaissance, and to such things as ammunition, building platforms, Morse code, and a wealth of associated subjects. Delavoye was the author of The Records of the 90th Regiment, (Perthshire Light Infantry), 1880. This book is very scarce. 
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The Pressing Necessity for Increased Docks and Basins at Portsmouth, with some Observations on Mr. Cobden's "Three Panics". A Letter to Lord Palmerston.  [with]  The Pressing Necessity for Increased Docks and Basins at Portsmouth, with some Observations on Mr. Cobden's "Three Panics". A Letter to Lord Palmerston., Denman (Rear-Admiral The Honble. Joseph)
58 Denman (Rear-Admiral The Honble. Joseph) The Pressing Necessity for Increased Docks and Basins at Portsmouth, with some Observations on Mr. Cobden's "Three Panics". A Letter to Lord Palmerston. [with] The Pressing Necessity for Increased Docks and Basins at Portsmouth, with some Observations on Mr. Cobden's "Three Panics". A Letter to Lord Palmerston.
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London: James Ridgway, 1862. First edition. 8vo. [34]pp. Disbound. Ownership signature on title, final leaf detached (and not trimmed, so larger than the book); very good // London: James Ridgway, 1863. Third edition. 8vo. 34pp. Disbound. Ownership signature on title, very good. The third edition incorporates some small changes, and adds a "Postscript" on the final page. Cobden's "Three Panics" had to do with the comparative strengths and costs of the British and French Navies. For the two works, the first & third editions together: 
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The Broad Stone of Honour: or The True Sense and Practice of Chivalry. Godefridus., Digby (Kenelm Henry)
59 Digby (Kenelm Henry) The Broad Stone of Honour: or The True Sense and Practice of Chivalry. Godefridus.
London: Edward Lumley, 1844. 
Red cloth stamped in blind, spine and front cover stamped in gilt. Pale yellow coated end papers. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, and one other illustration in the text. Light chipping at spine ends, a bookplate and private library stamp on front end papers, a few spots to cloth, but a bright very good copy. This is the first of three volumes published in this series; it was followed by Volume 2: Tancredus, and Volume 3: Morus. The entire work was first published by Rivington in 1822 as: The Broad Stone of Honour, or Rules for the Gentlemen of England. 
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L'Officine ou Repertoire General De Pharmacie Pratique. Quatorzieme Edition. Entierement revue et augmentee par Frederic Wurtz., Dorvault (F.L.M.)
60 Dorvault (F.L.M.) L'Officine ou Repertoire General De Pharmacie Pratique. Quatorzieme Edition. Entierement revue et augmentee par Frederic Wurtz.
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Paris: Asselin & Houzeau, 1898. Quatorzieme Edition. 1488 pages. Old quarter calf & marbled boards, front hinge split with some repair, also repair to upper rear hinge & spine, some wear to edges, generally very good. Large folding table at rear, which has wear where it overextends the binding, and some splitting along its folds. Many illustrations throughout the text. First published in 1844, a standard medical reference work which saw upward of 18 editions. 
Price: 75.00 CAD
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