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First Edition: History of British Fishes by Yarrell Leather Bound in 2 Volumes
Located in San Francisco, CA
An interesting and well-illustrated leather bound copy of the History of British fish in 2 volumes, written by William Yarrell, famed British zoologist and naturalist, member of the ...
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Antique 1830s English Victorian Books

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Leather

Books, Jeremy Collier's "An Ecclesiastical History of Great Britain..."
Located in New York, NY
Jeremy Collier's "An Ecclesiastical History of Great Britain. With a Brief Account of the Affairs of Religion in Ireland" Leatherbound. 9 volumes. Bound in full tan calf with rais...
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Antique 1840s English Books

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Leather, Paper

Shakespeare's Tragedies, Comedies and Histories
Located in New York, NY
William Shakespeare Illustrations by Sir John Gilbert, George Cruikshank and R. Dudley 3 volumes. Bound in 3/4 red calf, all edges gilt, raised bands, gilt panels, large quarto...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Books

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Leather

Justin McCarthy, a History of Our Own Times
Located in New York, NY
4 Volumes From The Accession Of Queen Victoria To The Berlin Congress. Bound in Full Tan Calf By Zaehnsdorf, Marbled Edges, Raised Bands, Ornate Gilt On Spines. Published: ...
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Antique 1870s Books

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Leather

Waliszewski, Kazimierz Klemens '1849-1935' Russian History
Located in New York, NY
8 Volumes. Waliszewski, Kazimierz Klemens(1849-1935) 5 Titles Bound in 8 Volumes-Marysienka 1898 Peter The Great(2 Volumes) 1897, Ivan The Terrible 1904, The Story of a Throne-Cathe...
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Antique 1890s English Books

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Leather

12 Volumes, James Anthony Froude, History of England
Located in New York, NY
12 Volumes. James Anthony Froude. History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Bound in full blue calf by Zaehnsdorf. marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, gil...
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Antique 19th Century British Books

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Leather

  • 12 Volumes, James Anthony Froude, History of England
  • 12 Volumes, James Anthony Froude, History of England
  • 12 Volumes, James Anthony Froude, History of England
  • 12 Volumes, James Anthony Froude, History of England
H 8.050 in. W 1.025 in. D 5.075 in.
4 Volumes, Richard Muther, The History of Modern Painting
Located in New York, NY
4 Volumes. Richard Muther (Professor of Art History at the University of Breslau). The History of Modern Painting. Revised Edition. With frontispiece and numerous illustrations. Boun...
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20th Century British Books

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Leather

'Book Sets' 4 Volumes, H.A. Taine, History of English Literature
Located in New York, NY
4 Volumes. H.A. Taine. History Of English Literature. Bound in 3/4 blue morocco By Stikeman, marbled boards and endpapers, rasied bands, gilt panels, top edges gilt, frontispieces. P...
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Antique 1870s Scottish Books

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Leather

7 Volumes, James Ford Rhodes, History of the United States
Located in New York, NY
7 Volumes. James Ford Rhodes. History of the United States: From the Compromise of 1850 to the Final Restoration of Home Rule at the South in 1877. Bound in 3/4 wine morocco by Roach...
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20th Century American Books

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Leather

'Book Sets' 3 Volumes. W. F. P. Napier, History of the Peninsular War
Located in New York, NY
3 Volumes. W. F. P. Napier (Colonel H. P., 43rd Regiment. Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Military Sciences). History of the Peninsular War and the South of France, from the y...
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Antique 19th Century British Books

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Leather

'Book Sets' 1 Volume, Mrs. Bury Palliser, History of Lace
Located in New York, NY
1 Volume. Mrs. Bury Palliser. History of Lace. First Edition. Bound in full red calf. Gilt on spines & Covers, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, raised bands, blue label, all edges...
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Antique 19th Century British Books

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Leather

'Book Sets' 3 Volumes. J.R. Green, A Short History Of The English People
Located in New York, NY
3 Volumes. J.R. Green. A Short History Of The English People. Illustrated. Bound in 3/4 green morocco by Sotheran's, linen boards, top edges gilt, ornate floral gilt on spines, marb...
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Antique 1880s English Books

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Leather

'Book Set' 2 Volumes, Oliver Goldsmith, A History of the Earth & Animated Nature
Located in New York, NY
2 Volumes. Oliver Goldsmith. A History of the Earth & Animated Nature. With Numerous Notes from the Works of the Most Distinguished Britsh and Foreign Naturalists. Bound in 3/4 blue ...
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Antique 19th Century British Books

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Leather

Early 20th Century Complete Set of Fifteen Leather Bound French History Books
Located in Dallas, TX
This set of 15 antique books was printed in France, circa 1920. With leather bound and gilt tooling and titled "Histoire de la Nation Francaise", each book depicts the story of the F...
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Early 20th Century French Books

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Leather, Paper

"History of The Consulate & The Empire" Set of 3 Antique Books on Napoleon
By M.A. Theirs
Located in Houston, TX
"History of The Consulate & The Empire" by M.A. Theirs, Volumes V, XVIII, XIX. Set of 3 Antique Leather Bound Books on the History of France Under Napoleon. This set forms a sequel t...
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Antique 19th Century British Books

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Paper, Leather

Set of Nine French Leather Bound Histories, 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
These books speak for themselves but only in French, in excellent condition, spines intact.
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Antique 1860s French Books

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Leather

24 Volume Leather Bound History of Europe Published, 1845-1849
By Archibald Alison
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fine and complete set of 24 volumes, History of Europe by Archibald Alison, a famous historian of the times, nicely bound in caramel colored leather with red leather labels on spin...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Books

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Leather

Leather Bound History of Consulate and Empire of France Under Napoleon Thiers
Located in San Francisco, CA
A 5 volume history of the French Consulate and Empire under Napoleon written by famous historian and later French President Adolphe Thiers, in 3/4 brown leather bound volumes with ra...
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Antique 1860s Victorian Books

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Leather, Paper

History of the English People in four Gilt-Tooled Leather-Bound Volumes
By J.R. Green
Located in San Francisco, CA
A finely bound four volume 3/4 gilt-tooled leather bound set titled A Short History of the English people by J.R. Green published in London by Macmillan and Company, 1892.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Books

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Leather

History of Scotland by Patrick Tytler in Brown Leather Bindings 10 Volumes
Located in San Francisco, CA
An attractive set of 10 volumes bound in 3/4 calf with marbleized endpapers and gilt tooled spines, with red and black insets, titled History of Scotland by Patrick Tytler, published...
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Antique 1860s Scottish Books

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Leather

English Royal History in Six Volumes Beautifully Bound in Brown Tooled Leather
Located in San Francisco, CA
Six volumes English Royal History in brown leather covering George III and the Regency period. Published London: Hurst and Blackett 1856. This group has a two volume and four volume ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Books

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Leather, Paper

Memoirs of History of France During Reign of Napoleon
By Napoleon le Grand
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fascinating memoir by the Emperor, the history of France during his reign as dictated by Napoleon while in exile at St. Helena. 8 volumes in 3/4 calf with gilt tooling printed by H...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Books

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Leather

Ten Volumes of Miller's Photographic History of the Civil War
By Francis Miller
Located in San Francisco, CA
10 volume set of Miller's photographic history of the Civil War bound in black leather bindings copyright by the Patriot Publishing Company, Springfield Mass. 1911, printed in New Yo...
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Vintage 1910s American Books

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Leather

History of Egypt, a 13 Volume Set ‘Rappoport, Maspero, King/Hall’
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Twelve volumes in maroon binding with gilt title labels on spines and marble insets on covers, a black and white image of an engraving marking collection of Nelson Doubleday. This wo...
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Early 20th Century European Books

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Leather

Leatherbound Histories: Middle Ages, England and English Literature by Hallam
Located in San Francisco, CA
A set of 10 leather bound volumes by Henry Hallam, a distinguished and prolific Oxford educated Victorian historian. The group includes 3 volume history of England, 3 volume History ...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Victorian Books

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Leather, Paper

"History of the Expedition of Captains Lewis and Clark" Limited Edition, 1904
Located in Colorado Springs, CO
History of the Expedition of Captains Lewis and Clark, 1804-5-6. Reprinted from the Edition of 1814. With an Introduction and Index edited by James Kendall Hosmer and published as li...
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Early 20th Century American Books

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Leather, Paper

Five 3/4 Leather Bound Books of Macaulay's History of England
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Five 3/4 leather bound volumes of Macaulay's History of England. Published between 1852-1861. This is the eighth edition and covers the time period from Roman Britain through the rei...
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20th Century British Books

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Leather, Paper

Set of "A History of English Furniture" by Percy Macquoid
By Percy Macquoid
Located in Suffolk, GB
An original, complete set of four volumes "A History of English Furniture" by Percy Macquoid R.I. with color plates after Shirley Slocombe and various illustrations (1904-1908), sour...
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Early 20th Century British Books

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Leather

10 Volumes set on ancient History by Charles Rollin circa 1815
Located in Hudson, NY
Leather bound, 10 volume book set, on Ancient History in English by Charles Rollin, late Principal of the University of Paris
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Early 20th Century American Books

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Leather, Paper

Books, a History of Painting, Antique Leather-Bound Collections
Located in New York, NY
8 volumes. A history of painting. With a preface by Frank Brangwyn. Published: Boston: D.D. Nickerson and Company and Company. Circa 1900s. Illustrated with 250 plates in color. Exqu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Books

Books, a History of Painting, Antique Leather-Bound Collections
Located in New York, NY
8 volumes. A history of painting. With a preface by Frank Brangwyn. Published: Boston: D.D. Nickerson and Company and Company. Circa 1900s. Illustrated with 250 plates in color. Exqu...
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Antique Late 19th Century Books

Books, History of Greece by George Grote
Located in New York, NY
12 volumes. Bound in 3/4 red Morocco with top edges gilt, raised bands, and gilt spines. Published in London by John Murray in 1854.
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Antique 1850s English Books

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Leather, Paper

Books, Woodrow Wilson's "A History of American People"
By Woodrow Wilson
Located in New York, NY
5 volumes. Bound in 3/4 red Morocco with top edges gilt, raised bands, and gilt panels on spine. Also generously illustrated with portraits, maps, floor plans, and other rare prints ...
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Antique Early 1900s American Books

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Paper, Leather

Books, Richard Muther's "The History of Modern Painting"
Located in New York, NY
Leatherbound. Five volumes. Octavo. Bound in full wine morocco by Howell with all edges gilt, raised bands, and gilt panels. This edition is unusual for it's extra-illustration, with...
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Antique 1890s English Books

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Leather, Paper

Books, History of the War in the Peninsula, Antique Leather-Bound Antique Set
Located in New York, NY
The History of the Peninsula War in the South of France, From the year 1807 to the year 1814, with a hand written letter note by the author in volume one by W.F.P. Napier. Six volume...
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Antique 19th Century Books

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Leather

Books, Abbe Millot's "Elements of General History, Ancient and Modern"
Located in New York, NY
Six volumes. Octavos. Bound in three-quarter tan morocco leather with marbled boards, top edges gilt, and gilt detailing and raised bands on spines. Published in Edinburgh in 1823...
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Antique 1820s Scottish Books

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Leather, Paper

Books, History of the War in the Peninsula, Antique Leather-Bound Antique Set
Located in New York, NY
The History of the Peninsula War in the South of France, From the year 1807 to the year 1814, with a hand written letter note by the author in volume one by W.F.P. Napier. Six volume...
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Antique 19th Century Books

Books, The History of North America, Edited by Guy Carleton Lee
Located in New York, NY
20 volumes by various authors. Titles include: 'Indians in Historic Times', 'Colonization of the South', 'The Revolution', 'Louisiana Purchase'. Bound in full red Morocco doublunes o...
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Antique Early 1900s American American Classical Books

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Animal Skin, Leather, Satin

Books, Victor Duruy's "History of Greece and of the Greek People"
Located in New York, NY
Leatherbound. Eight volumes. Quarto. Bound in three quarter blue morocco with marbled boards, top edges gilt, raised bands, and gilt panels. Containing over 200 engravings, including...
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Antique 1890s English Books

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Leather, Paper

Books, Clarendon's "the History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England"
Located in New York, NY
8 volumes. Bound in full tan polished calf with marbled edges, raised bands, and ornate gilt tooling on spines. Published in Oxford by Clarendon Press in 1826.
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Antique 1820s English Books

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Leather, Paper

Books, History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena First Edition
Located in New York, NY
Books, General Court Charles Tristan Marquis de Montholon's "History of the Captivity of Napoleon at St. Helena." First Edition. Leatherbound. Four volumes. Octavo. Bound in three...
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Antique 1840s English Books

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Leather, Paper

Books, Gen. Count Philippe Paul De Segur's "History of the Expedition to Russia"
Located in New York, NY
Gen. Count Philippe Paul De Segur's "History of the Expedition to Russia Undertaken by The Emperor Napoleon in the Year 1812. With Illustrations." Second Edition. Leatherbound. Tw...
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Antique 1820s English Books

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Leather, Paper

Books, Edward Gibbon's "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"
Located in New York, NY
8 volumes. Bound in 3/4 wine calf with marbled boards & edges, raised bands, and gilt spines. Illustrated throughout with fold-out maps. Published in London by G. Cowie & Co. in 1825.
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Antique 1820s English Books

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Leather, Paper

Books, Edward Gibbon's "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire"
Located in New York, NY
12 volumes. Bound in supple full tan polished calf with marbled edges, raised bands, and gilt panels. With notes by the Rev. H.H. Milman. Illustrated with 2 fold-out maps! A very han...
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Antique 1830s English Books

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Leather, Paper

G. Maspero, History of Egypt
Located in New York, NY
13 Volumes. G. Maspero. History Of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia And Assyria. "Edition Definitive" Limited To 50 Sets, This Is #26, Printed On Japan Vellum. Bound In Full Brown M...
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Early 20th Century English Books

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Leather

  • G. Maspero, History of Egypt
  • G. Maspero, History of Egypt
  • G. Maspero, History of Egypt
  • G. Maspero, History of Egypt
H 10 in. W 2.025 in. D 7.050 in.
Michaud, History Of The Crusades
Located in New York, NY
2 Volumes. Illustrated With 100 Grand Compositions By Gustave Dore, Engraved By Bellenger, Doms, Gusman Etc. Bound in 3/4 Brown Morocco, cloth boards, all edges gilt, raised band...
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Antique Early 1800s Books

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Leather

  • Michaud, History Of The Crusades
  • Michaud, History Of The Crusades
  • Michaud, History Of The Crusades
  • Michaud, History Of The Crusades
H 15 in. W 2.5 in. D 11 in.
Haldane MacFall, A History of Painting
Located in New York, NY
8 Volumes. With A Preface by Frank Brangwyn.   Illustrated with 200 plates in color. Bound in 3/4 Rose Morocco, Cloth boards, top edges gilt, raised bands, gilt panels. Pu...
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Antique 1860s Books

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Leather

  • Haldane MacFall, A History of Painting
  • Haldane MacFall, A History of Painting
  • Haldane MacFall, A History of Painting
  • Haldane MacFall, A History of Painting
H 11 in. W 1.5 in. D 8.25 in.
Archibald Alison, History Of Europe
Located in New York, NY
19 volumes From The Commencement Of The French Revolution. Bound in full tan polished calf by W.J. Mansell, marbled edges, raised bands, ornate gilt on spines, labels. Publis...
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Antique 1840s Books

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Leather

  • Archibald Alison, History Of Europe
  • Archibald Alison, History Of Europe
  • Archibald Alison, History Of Europe
  • Archibald Alison, History Of Europe
H 9 in. W 2.5 in. D 5.75 in.
5 Volumes, J. G. Wood, The Illustrated Natural History
Located in New York, NY
5 Volumes. J. G. Wood. The Illustrated Natural History. With new designs by Wolf, Zwecker, Weir, Coleman, Harvey, etc. Engravings by Brothers Dalziel. With frontispiece. Bound in 3/4...
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Antique 19th Century British Books

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Leather

Woodrow Wilson, a History of the American People
Located in New York, NY
Five volumes. Bound in three-quarter red morocco with top edges gilt, raised bands, and gilt panels on spine generously illustrated with portraits, maps, floor plans, and other rare ...
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Antique Early 1900s Books

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Leather

M.A. Thiers, The History of French Revolution
Located in New York, NY
5 volumes. M.A. Thiers. Translated with notes and Illustrations from the most authentic sources by Frederick Shoberl. Bound in 3/4 blue calf, marbled boards, top edges gilt, ...
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Antique 1830s Books

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Leather

John Mitchell "The History of Ireland" Book
Located in New York, NY
1 Volume. (Ireland) Ancient and Modern. Bound in Full green Morocco, all edges gilt, raised bands, ornate Git on spines and covers, Profusely illustrated, Large Thick Quarto. ...
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Antique 1860s Books

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Leather

Rev. F.O. Morris, a History of British Birds
Located in New York, NY
Illustrated with 398 hand-colored plates. Bound in 3/4 red morocco, cloth boards, all edges gilt, raised bands, ornate gilt on spines. Published: Groombridge & Sons 1851. Fir...
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Antique 1850s Books

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Leather

"Washington Irving, Knickerbocker’s History of New York" Book
Located in New York, NY
2 Volumes. “Van Twiller Edition” with illustrations by Edward W. Kemble. Bound in 3/4 blue Morocco, cloth boards, top edges gilt, raised bands, gilt panels, marbled Endpapers. Publi...
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Antique 1890s Books

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Leather

Archibald Alison, History of Europe from the Commencement
Located in New York, NY
20 Volumes History of Europe From The Commencement of The French Revolution to the Restoration of the Bourbons. Bound in 3/4 tan calf, marbled boards and Edges, raised bands, ...
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Antique 1840s Books

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Leather

Washington Irving's "Knickerbocker's History of New York"
Located in New York, NY
Books, Washington Irving's "Knickerbocker's History of New York. With Illustrations by Edward W. Kemble." Two volumes. Octavo. Bound in three-quarter tan morocco leather with top ...
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Antique 1890s American Books

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Leather, Paper

John G. Nicholay and John Hay, Abraham Lincoln, a History
Located in New York, NY
10 volumes. Bound in 3/4. Brown Morocco, marbled boards, top edges gilt, raised bands, gilt panels, marbled endpapers, illustrated. Published: New York: The Century Co. 1904. ...
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Antique Early 1900s Books

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Leather

Guy C. Lee & Francis N. Thorpe, The History of North America
Located in New York, NY
20 volumes The History of North America: Titles included: Discovery and Exploration, The Indians In Historic Times, Colonization of the South, The Revolution, The Louisiana Purcha...
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Antique Early 1900s Books

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Leather

Sir Winston S. Churchill, A History Of The English Speaking Peoples
Located in New York, NY
4 Volumes Rebound In Full Blue Morocco, All Edges Gilt, Raised Bands, Ornate Gilt On Spines And Covers, Marbled Endpapers. Illustrated. Published: London: Cassell and Co. 19...
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Antique 1850s Books

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Leather

'Book Sets' 13 Volumes. Hume & Smollett, History Of England
Located in New York, NY
13 Volumes. David Hume & T.S.Smollett. History Of England.Bound in Full contemporary tan calf, illustrated, red and green labels, ornate gilt on spines. Published: London: T. Cadell ...
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Antique 1770s English Books

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Leather

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Step inside the Storied Mansions of Palm Beach’s Most Effervescent Architect

Step inside the Storied Mansions of Palm Beach’s Most Effervescent Architect

From Spanish-style courtyards to fanciful fountains, these acclaimed structures abound in surprising and elegant details.

Known for Its Funky Furniture, Atelier Biagetti Has Launched Golden Workout Equipment

Known for Its Funky Furniture, Atelier Biagetti Has Launched Golden Workout Equipment

The couple behind the fabled Italian studio are both loved and hated for their rascally conceptual design projects. Now, they're venturing into sustainable luxury gym products and perfecting coffee. Photo courtesy of Atelier Biagetti

Medal-Worthy Memorabilia from Previous Summer Olympics

Medal-Worthy Memorabilia from Previous Summer Olympics

Gear up for the highly anticipated Tokyo Games with unique items that celebrate athletes, events and host countries.

A Heady Group of Industry Insiders Pick the World’s Top Interior Designers

A Heady Group of Industry Insiders Pick the World’s Top Interior Designers

With a vast range of styles and perspectives, this global roster of talents represents the best of design.

Why ‘Nest’ Was Best: The Rule-Breaking Interiors Mag Gets a Second Act

Why ‘Nest’ Was Best: The Rule-Breaking Interiors Mag Gets a Second Act

Designer Todd Oldham takes a loving look back at the shelter pub whose eclectic style and substance inspired so much about the way we live now.

Alex Assouline Shows Us How to Curate the Perfect Private Library

Alex Assouline Shows Us How to Curate the Perfect Private Library

The publishing scion has crafted a surprisingly successful business out of designing high-end book displays.

The Secret Ingredient of Paris Essex’s ‘Crazy Blankets’ Is . . . Friendship

The Secret Ingredient of Paris Essex’s ‘Crazy Blankets’ Is . . . Friendship

The creative duo Tiphaine de Lussy and Carolyn Clewer have been collaborating on fashion and art projects for decades. With their latest knit and crochet creations, eyes and mouths are everything.

Meet the Manhattan Rare-Book Dealer with a Passion for Modern Art

Meet the Manhattan Rare-Book Dealer with a Passion for Modern Art

For more than four decades, Peter Kraus, of Ursus Books, has delighted connoisseurs with illustrated volumes from history's most creative talents.