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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.....
New York: Doran, 1926. 2 vols. green cloth, dust wrappers (wrappers dust soiled, edgeworn and large closed tear on front panel of volume 1 wrapper). N.Y., 1926. Limited First Edition. One of 250 copies, autographed by the author and especially prepared for the Edgar Allan Poe Shrine, Richmond, Virginia. With the first issue point pertaining to the wineglass in the Longfellow plate. A fine set in very good(-) dust wrappers. Laid in is an A.L.S from bookseller John S. Van.....
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.....
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...
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.
Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1897. 53 volumes, numerous engraved illustrations, all with lettered tissue guards. Rubricated titles, 3/4 black morocco, marbled boards and end papers, top edges gilt. Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1897. The Edition Definitive. A near fine set. Very good(+). Previous owners bookplates.
Paris: George Barrie, 1870. 45 volumes, numerous engraved illustrations, all with proof copies, lettered tissue guards. Full brown polished calf, colorful marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Paris: George Barrie, circa 1870. An exquisite set with some wear to the bindings. Very good(+). One of only 100 numbered sets on Japan paper.
Leipzig: Insel Verlag, 1924. In Germand. Deutsche Ausgabe in Zehn Banden. 10 volumes. Frontispiece, tall 12mo, flexible red leather with gilt-decorated spines with green labels (some corners are a bit bumped and darkened; front outer hinge of volume 4 repaired, else very good), top edge gilt. Leipzig: Insel Verlag, 1924-1926. Very good.