London: Tonson, 1721. 4 volumes. Beautiful copper engraved frontispiece portrait and a few other plates in first volume; smaller vignettes and decorative headpieces throughout. Thick 4to, full contemporary calf, ornately gilt spines with red leather labels (rubbed). London: Jacob Tonson, 1721. Very good (+).
Philadelphia: George Barrie & Son, 1910. 35 volumes, wide 8vo, 3/4 tan crushed morocco and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, decoratively gilt spines with raised bands. Illustrated with original etchings in two states, color facsimile in each volume, tissue guards. Philadelphia: Privately printed by George Barrie & Son. Very Good. Large paper edition. One of only 250 numbered sets printed on Japan Vellum.
Pisa: Niccolo Capurro, 1821. Fine engraved portrait by Bettelini. 18 vols. 16mo, contemporary 1/2 calf, marbled boards & edges. Pisa: Niccolo Capurro, 1821. The most celebrated Italian poet of his age, Alfieri developed the arts of 18th century poetry beyond the limits of any of his predecessors. Brunet I, 176.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1842. 10 volumes. 8vo, beautifully bound in full contemporary dark brown diced calf; gilt-stamped spines with black and red leather labels; marbled endpapers and page edges. Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1842. Fifth edition. A near fine set in a lovely binding. Alison's monumental History of Europe, "by far the most remarkable historical work of the century" -- Allibone, I:52.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1835. 10 volumes. Large 8vo, full contemporary light brown diced calf; gilt and blind-stamped spines with raised bands & tan leather labels, (lightly sunned). Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1835-1842. First and second edition mixed set, uniformly bound. A near fine set in a handsome binding. Alison's monumental History of Europe, "by far the most remarkable historical work of the century" -- Allibone, I:52. The set consists of second editions of volumes I....
Philadelphia: Berrie, 1915. 5 volumes. Many black & white illustrations and some folding color maps. Very thick tall 8vos, blue cloth (bindings are shaken and spines are quite rubbed; small tear on cover of volume 3, which also has some dampstain on pages). Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1915-1921. A good usable copy. Vol. I: Causes of and Motives for. Vol. II: The Mobilization of the Moral and Physical Forces. Vol. III: The Original German Plan and Its Culmination. Vol. IV: The...
London: Owen davis, 1790. 3 volumes. Volume I: The Peerage of England. Volume II: The Peerage of Scotland. Volume III: the Peerage of Ireland. 91 pages of copper engravings of heraldic plates. Tall 8vo, previous owners bookplate. recased in decoratively gilt tan leather with green and brown spine labels. London: Owen, Davis & Debrett, 1790. Very good (+).
Paris: Eugene Fasquelle. Translated by J.C. Mardrus. Illustrated by facsimile color miniatures and each page with the decorative borders which adorn the original manuscripts in the Persian and Hindu editions. 8 volumes. Small folios [13 x 10 inches], very handsomely bound in contemporary 1/2 royal blue calf with crimson spine labels and an ornate gilt designs including the Turkish moon and star and flowers; marbled boards, top edges gilt. Paris: Eugene Fasquelle, (no date, circa 1920). Bindings lightly rubbed, internally...
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980. Illustrated in color. 34 volumes, comprising 136 issues of the periodical. Thick 4tos, uniformly bound in red library buckram, gilt stamped text on spines, corners square and bindings tight. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1980-1989. A fine set. Specially bound for the library of Mildred Schmertz, editor in chief of Architectural Record, with her initials in gilt on spines. Note: this set is large and heavy and will require extra postage.
The Hague: Pierre Paupie, 1741. 6 volumes, 12mo, original 3/4 calf, leather spine labels, well rubbed. (34) 374pp;(16) 392pp; (10) 395pp;(8) 344pp; (2) 350pp; (2) 244pp. and Table des Matieres(90). This work was blacklisted in 1742. The author discusses some topics of Jewish Letters especially regarding religion, superstition and various forms of belief; there are many critical considerations on the Jesuits, Freemasonry, Kabbalah, the Templars, Alchemists, etc. The Hague: Pierre Paupie, 1741. Very good. Caillet 1605 Bibliotheca Esoterica 985.
New Series, 1945-1966. 21 volumes (XLVI-LXVI). Thin 8vos, blue cloth with gilt-lettered spines (lightly used copies with a neatly inked signature on each endpaper; one volume with rubbed and dulled spine). London: Harrison & Sons, 1946-1966. A very good(+) run of the proceedings of this scholarly society.
London: Macmillan, 1903. 15 volumes, rubricated titles. Tall 8vo, full maroon morocco, ornately gilt spine (tops of spines lightly rubbed), blind-stamped and gilt-ruled borders on covers, decorative endpapers, top edge gilt. London: Macmillan, 1903. Limited Edition. Very good(+). One of 775 copies. Previous owners bookplate.
London: Oxford University Press, 1965. 5 volumes. The Text based on Collation of the Early Editions. With Noted Indexes and (black and white) Illustrations From Contemporary Sources. Small 8vos, handsomely rebound by Sangorsky and Sutcliffe in 3/4 green crushed morocco over green cloth, marbled endpapers and top edges gilt, gilt stamped spines (spines slightly toned). London: Oxford University Press, (1965). A fine set.
London: John Adamson, 1784. 36 volumes. 12mo, attractively bound in 3/4 tan calf, with green and tan leather spine labels, speckled boards. London: John Adamson, 1784. A lovely set in very good(+) condition. Anonymous. By Louis Petit de Bachaumont; continued by M.F. Pidansat de Mairobert and others. -- Barbier 3-253; Cioranescu (XVIII) 8979.