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    • 1791
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With frontispiece portrait, folding map of East Florida and 7 engraved plates (1 folding). Contemporary calf, rebacked; soiling and browning pretty much throughout, due especially to the paper stock. Small book label of Lewis H. Weiss plus ownership signature of John Greimer dated 1792 on title and small ownership signature of Ettling on the paste-down. Preserved in a folding slipcase. First edition of this classic work on American exploration with memorable material on southern Indian tribes. Due to its lyrical narrative, Bartram's Travels influenced many eighteenth- and nine... Lisez plus
    • PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY WHITE & FISHER, 1835
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With frontispiece woodcut plate ("Catching wild horses") plus 1 additional woodcut plate ("Shooting deer"). Original pattern green cloth, red morocco spine label, very soiled; interior foxed and brown due to paper stock, still a nice copy of a rare work with an ownership signature of Joseph Cilley (1791-1887), grandson of the Revolutionary War officer and United States senator from New Hampshire, 1846-1847. First edition (a second edition, which contained a map, was printed the following year). Parker's work is one of the earliest travel books written in English about Texas. H... Lisez plus
    • PUBLISHED BY H. HALL, 1819
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With a fantastic copy of the folding map. Original boards, spine frayed but with the original spine label. A beautiful uncut, unsophisticated copy. First edition of this work produced by the British Emigrant Society of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. The Society takes issue with Mr. Birkbeck and his settlement on the "fever prairies" of Illinois. It also discourages any trans-Allegheny colonies. The fold-out map illustrates the roads leading to the town of Britania in the British settlement, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. The British Emigrant Society was created to "secur... Lisez plus
    • A. STRAHAN AND T. CADELL, 1795
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With 5 folding maps and 4 engraved plates. Beautiful full calf, covers ruled in gilt and with both gilt and blind decorations, spine in compartments with gilt decorations of animals and gilt title and date; title page reinforced, maps and plates backed with linen for protection, overall an exquisite copy wide very wide margins. First edition. An account of the first overland journey to the Arctic Ocean. Hearne's explorations on behalf of the Hudson's Bay Company finally dispelled all hopes of discovering a north-west passage through North America. However, his sighting of the ... Lisez plus
    • R. CLARKE & CO., PRINTERS, 1875
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Bound into half straight-grained morocco and patterned cloth. Notation on the flyleaf reads: "Robert Clarke's personal copy in (personal) publisher's binding." In excellent condition. First edition of this scarce and important pamphlet on the viability of the "Great American Desert." General Hazen had written a long and very unflattering letter about the "worthless" nature of the Dakota Territory, largely because of insufficient rainfall. The letter, published in the New York Tribune of February 27, 1874, concludes with a summary of how very little there was to offer from this... Lisez plus
    • RURALIST PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1859
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With 4 full-page illustrations. Later half-morocco and cloth boards, spine in compartments with title, author and date in gilt; marbled paste-downs, new endpapers, intermittent foxing and spotting though a bit heavier in the first three gatherings. First edition of this fascinating work on Native American life in the mid-west. The author initially discusses the various tribes and notes their feelings toward the non-native Americans. He explains many of the social aspects of Native American life, including marriage, religion, and government, as well as detailing the relationshi... Lisez plus
    • PRINTED FOR J. WHISTON AND B. WHITE, 1751
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Folding engraved frontispiece map of the town of Oswego which includes a plan of an Iroquois long house. Linen-backed boards, title in gilt on spine; interior very good. First edition of this landmark journal. Bartram made this journey with Conrad Weiser, Indian agent of Pennsylvania, and cartographer Lewis Evans. Weiser's plan was to hold a friendly conference with the Iroquois. While Bartram's intention was primarily to study the flora of the country, his journal is most important for its thoughtful descriptions of the customs and manners of the peoples of the Six Nations. H... Lisez plus
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    • EMPRYNTED BY RICHARD PYNSON, 1516
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Two parts in one. Folio (225 x 203 mm). [x], clxvii [ie, clxvi], [10], ccxxxiii [ie, ccxxii] leaves (6 leaves, Ai-iii, siv (folio cxl), Ffviii (folio ccxxvi) and Ggvi (folio ccxxxiii), which includes the title page and the final leaf with colophon on verso) in expert facsimile. Full-page blank before the title reads in early manuscript: Fabians Chronicle. C.a.d. Concordance des histoires, ou Chronique d'Angleterre en de France. Par Robert Fabian. Londres, 1516. Numerous woodcuts (many repeated throughout), including the large Adam and Eve on Ai, the double page woodcuts, woodc... Lisez plus
    • 1855
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: Wood was the notoriously corrupt 'copperhead' mayor of New York city, whose term of office was marked by gang riots and corruption in the police force. His second term re-election was due to the actions of the New York gang the Dead Rabbits, who took names from the city cemeteries and added them to the voter rolls. Dean (1817-90) was a lawyer from New York; in 1855, shortly after this letter was written, he was appointed justice of the Supreme Court of New York by the governor. Wood writes the president to request that he has Dean appointed as District attorney. Apparently this letter was s... Lisez plus
    • EMIL STRAUSS, 1892
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With 3 folding plates and 35 illustrations. Recent boards, original front printed wrapper bound in. Presentation inscription to Prof. John Berry Haycraft. First edition of the first important research conducted by the Einthoven. A study on the function of the bronchial muscles investigated by a new method, and on nervous asthma, "a great work" according to Nagel's Handbuch der physiologie, analyzes the movements of the bronchi through experiments directed to measure the air-volume of the lungs during the phases of respiration. In pointing out the importance bronchial muscles p... Lisez plus
    • SOLIANI, 1767
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST AND ONLY EDITION With woodcut vignette on title and on p. 75, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary vellum, spine label; interior very clean. Bookplate of the Medial Society of London deposit at the Wellcome Library and their small stamp on the title page and withdrawn stamp on the verso. An excellent copy. First and only edition of this scarce work from the great-grandson of the renowned physician Bernardino Ramazzini. Written during the early days of empirical experimentation with smallpox inoculation, Ramazzini addresses many of the concerns voiced by more conservati... Lisez plus
    • JACOB TONSON, 1703
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With an engraved plate of the fetal heart. A fascinating binding of marbled sheep; other than a few light spots on the title page, a very nice copy. First edition of Ridley's rare publication containing clinical observations of thirty-six disorders including hydrophobia, asthma, irregular menstruation, colic, etc. In addition, he describes ten cases of dissection of morbid bodies, as well as an important illustrated essay on a fetal heart. The author was a skilled anatomist and an exceptional clinical observer. Of special interest is his treatment of hydrophobia on an Englishm... Lisez plus
    • R.H. PORTER, 1890
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With 45 hand-colored lithographed plates by J. G. Keulemans, and 59 text woodcuts. Original brown cloth, lettered in gilt, hinges weak; interior very good, uncut. From the library of James M. Dolan with his bookplate on the paste-down. First edition of the principal work on the canidae, a lineage of carnivorans that includes dogs, wolves, foxes, jackals, and many other extant and extinct dog-like mammals. Mivart (1827-1900) was professor of botany and zoology at Kensington Roman Catholic University College in London and occupied the chair of the philosophy of natural history a... Lisez plus
    • R.H. PORTER, 1917
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Volume I with double-page colored map of South America; Volume II with 38 fine hand-colored lithographic plates after H. Grönvold. Both volumes bound in half-morocco, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt; all of the original printed wrappers for both the text and illustrations are bound in. An excellent copy from the library of Dr. James M. Dolan, with his faint blind-stamp on the title pages. First edition, complete. Originally intended to be sixteen volumes, all that was published was the text to Volume I and the plates; the text to Volume II was never published due to the unti... Lisez plus
    • BRILL & PORTER, 1897
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With 22 chromo-lithographed plates. Original publisher's pictorial green cloth, title in gilt to spine and top cover, with patterned end-papers; edges stained green. Label pasted on to the front paste-down indicating that this copy is No. 26 of 170 copies of this edition, with the stamp of the Librairie et Imprimerie ci-divant E.J. Brill with a signature. First edition of this beautifully illustrated work, which includes not only adult birds but also their chicks and their eggs. Taken from the birds living in the Amsterdam Zoological Garden in 1872, the illustrations were comm... Lisez plus
    • VERTENEUIL & DESMET, 1914
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION With 43 fine chromolithographic plates, many finished by hand-coloring. All 26 parts in their original printed wrappers and in excellent condition. Preserved in a folding cloth box with a spine label. First edition. This is the complete set of serial monographs on various groups of birds, with contributions by leading British and European ornithologists such as Sclater, Bowdler Sharpe, Ogilvie-Grant, Hartert, Hellmayr, Salvadori, and others. The magnificent color plates after paintings by Keulemans and Grönvold include 11 stunning illustrations of parrots. According to Zimmer,... Lisez plus
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    • J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY, 1885
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST AND ONLY EDITION With 5 full-page photographic illustrations, including frontispiece, and 2 full-page charts. Original publisher's cloth, title and design in gilt on front cover; first signature loose, otherwise an excellent copy. First and only edition of this historical account of the breeding of the stallions given to President Grant. These animals became the foundation of the Rangerbred horse. In 1878, General Grant, during a world tour, visited Sultan Abdul Hamid of Turkey. As a token of deep friendship, the Sultan presented the General with two desert stallions on the day of his... Lisez plus
    • PELLET, 1780
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: With 50 double-page folding copper engraved maps. Contemporary blue paper-boards, gilt calf spine. An excellent copy with very clean maps. The maps only (lacking the title page and text) from Bonne's famous world atlas. Bonne is responsible for the most detailed and accurate maps of the period. They include the newly formed United States of America, as well as specific areas such as Texas, Louisiana, Baja California, and parts of Florida and Northern Mexico, as well as Canada and Cuba. Bonne's work marks an important step in the evolution of cartography from a decorative work towards a more... Lisez plus
    • WILLIAM HEINEMANN, 1898
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Original publisher's slate-colored cloth with gilt stamping on front cover, and with the imprint on spine uniform. An excellent copy. First English edition (first printing), with "hi" missing from "his" on page 146. It was first published in America under the title Children of the sea. This allegorical novella is derived from Conrad's personal experience aboard a voyage from Bombay to London. Exploring the themes of isolation and solidarity, the turbulent journey of James Wait and the crew of the Narcissus serves as a microcosm of the late nineteenth century shipping industry,... Lisez plus
    • THE AMERICAN PUBLISHING CO, 1876
    • Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Wood-engraved frontispiece and half title printed on separate leaves, and numerous wood engravings by True Williams and others. Lovely full blue morocco with gilt borders, spine in compartments decorated in gilt; an excellent copy. First printing, first issue, with all issue points noted. Featuring one of the best-loved characters in American fiction, we join Tom with his well-known incidents of the whitewashed fence, his love affair with Becky Thatcher, and the trial of Injun Joe, all evocative of life in the Mississippi River towns in which Twain spent his youth. A somber un... Lisez plus
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