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A Portrait of Lord Nelson
Warner, Oliver,
The Reprint Society, London, 1959. Book Club Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. Book Club Edition. 365 g.; XX, 332 pages, last page blank, acknowledgements, Letters & Signatures, Battle Plans, Nelson's Ranks and index. Illustrated endpapers, both different, front end paper: -- slowing Plan of Attack of the Battle of the Nile, First of August, 1798, rear end paper: -- showing a Plan of the Battle of Copenhagen, the Second of April 1801. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white contemporary illustrations throughout the text. 1/4 cream coloured backstrip with navy blue insert to the backstrip and within that navy blue insert gilt titles. 3/4 black coloured boards. Black coloured tint to the top text block edge. Minor bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. The black printing on the text block edge has faded. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Light browning and a few foxing spots to the endpapers and light age toning to the internal text. Colour illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound) with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and to the dustwrapper panels. Along the fold over creases the results of insect activity can be seen, and an occasional evidence to the top edge of the rear dustwrapper panel and backstrip. Browning and foxing to the dustwrapper panels and quite noticeable browning to the backstrip. Browning and foxing to the verso of the dustwrapper. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. A portrait of one of the most famous naval admirals of any era -- Lord Horatio Nelson. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; 18th Century; History -- British; Inventory No: 0108745. Good
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Art of the Embroiderer
de Saint-Aubin, Charles Germain,
ISBN: 0875871100
Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Association with David R. Godine, Boston & London, 1983. First Edition Thus
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition Thus. 1.430 kg.; V, 6-192 pages, Trustees and Supervisors, Director's Preface, acknowledgements introduction by Edward Maeder, and index. Dark red coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with black-and-white contemporary illustrations, graphs, and coloured and black-and-white photography. At the rear of the book is a facsimile of the original text, in original French language, and engravings. 1/4 dark red cloth backstrip with gilt titles. 3/4 beige coloured boards with ochre coloured titles to the front panel. A little rubbing to the book edges. Colour photographic slipcase with ochre coloured background and pale yellow titles to the backstrip. Rubbing to the slip case corners and to the backstrip corners. Heavy rubbing to the slipcase panels. Translated and annotated by Nikki Scheuer . Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin was designer to King Louis XV. The masterpieces of embroidery created in museum collections through out the world, but his treatise on the embroiderer's art, L'Art du Brodeur, is the written consummation of his life's work and craft. First published in 1770, this classic text has been a standard reference for centuries, but an English translation of good work has never been attempted previous to this edition." -- from the rear slipcase panel blurb. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; 18th Century; Social History ; History -- France; France; Hobbies -- Handcrafts . ISBN: 0875871100. ISBN/EAN: 9780875871103. Inventory No: 0107708. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $52.80 (AUD)
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Boswell in Holland: 1763 - 1764, including his Correspondence with Belle de Zuylen (Zelide] (The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell)
Boswell, James [ Frederick A.Pottle -- editor],
William Heinemann, London, 1952. First Edition Thus
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Fair. First Edition Thus. editorial committee, advisory committee, list of illustrations, introduction by editor, five appendices and index. Map illustrated endpapers, of Holland at the time of Boswells' visit. Black and white illustrated frontispiece, showing the Tower of " The Cathedral and part of Cathedral Square, Utrecht ". Within the text there are three other illustrations. Dark blue coloured tint to the top text block edge. Dark blue coloured boards with gilt coloured illustration on the front board and gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a coloured illustration of the frontispiece, with black coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the backstrip. In this book we meet James Boswell in Holland, and what he did, whom he met, letters written to various friends and family and the day-to-day life of a gentleman- at- large in the middle of the 18th century. Softening to the head and heel of the backstrip and book corners. Foxing to the text block edges and foxing has intruded onto the first few pages and the last few pages of the book. Browning and offset tanning to the endpapers. Browning to the pages. Dustwrapper is in very poor shape. Rubbing to the dustwrapper with water marks and myriad handling marks. Chipping to the backstrip edges and to the dustwrapper corners with a few chips and tears to the edges. There is a tear on the bottom spine which traverses the full width of the spine and down the back panel measuring 1.5 ". There is foxing on the verso of the dust wrapper along with blue coloration from the book cloth. The front fold over is priced clipped on the lower right-hand corner, and there is a crease running full length of the front fold over. There is also faint discolouration along the extreme edge of the dust wrapper. The dustwrapper is also somewhat "loose" around the book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XIX, 430 pages, last 2 blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Letters ; Diaries; 18th Century; Netherlands; 18th century; Inventory No: 0101261. Good Condition
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Boswell in Holland: 1763 - 1764, including his Correspondence with Belle de Zuylen (Zelide] (The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell)
Boswell, James [ Frederick A.Pottle -- editor],
William Heinemann, London, 1952. First Edition Thus
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Fair. First Edition Thus. editorial committee, advisory committee, list of illustrations, introduction by editor, five appendices and index. Map illustrated endpapers, of Holland at the time of Boswells' visit. Black and white illustrated frontispiece, showing the Tower of " The Cathedral and part of Cathedral Square, Utrecht ". Within the text there are three other illustrations. Dark blue coloured tint to the top text block edge. Dark blue coloured boards with gilt coloured illustration on the front board and gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a coloured illustration of the frontispiece, with black coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the backstrip. In this book we meet James Boswell in Holland, and what he did, whom he met, letters written to various friends and family and the day-to-day life of a gentleman- at- large in the middle of the 18th century. Softening of the back strip edges with bumping of the book corners. A few marks and rubs to the book panels with browning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. Dustwrapper is in very poor shape. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the top dustwrapper edge and back strip edge. Creasing of the dustwrapper edges with a 4 inch tear that runs the full width of the back strip, 3 inches from the top edge. Creasing of the dustwrapper back strip with Browning, stains and foxing to the rear panel. Browning, foxing and staining to the verso. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XIX, 430 pages, last 2 blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Letters ; Diaries; 18th Century; Netherlands; 18th century; Inventory No: 0122130. Good Condition
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English People In the Eighteenth Century
Marshall, Dorothy,
Longmans, London, 1961. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. XVI, 288 pages, preface by author, list of plates, and index. The text is illustrated with 57 black-and-white contemporary illustrations, drawings or cartoons. Brown coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing illustration by Hogarth " The Beggar's Opera " against a pale gold background with black-and-white writing on the front panel and spine. Top edge of text block tinted a pale red, slight darkening of the edges of the text block, the front edge of the text block has a couple of accidental feint red Biro marks, and there is offset tanning to both the front and rear free end pages. The front fold over flap has been creased. " This is a book about the social structure of England just before and just after the first wave of mechanical invention, which in the next hundred years was to transform Great Britain into an industrial nation." -- from the front blurb. . Second impression. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; 18th Century; Inventory No: 0220795. Very Good Condition
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Ivanhoe (Library of Classics)
Scott, Sir Walter,
Collins, London and Glasgow, No date. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Reprint. IV, 576 pages, last two pages blank, introduction by author, and notes. Illustrated endpapers, being a Merman and a Merwoman [ on either side] blowing horns, against a gray background. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, of Sir Walter Scott. Dark purple tint to the top text block edge. Embossed publisher's logo to the front panel. A little bumping to the backstrip edges and to the lower book corners. Some rubbing to the top book corners and there a few stains to the backstrip. Browning and foxing to the text block edges. Age toning to the internal text. Illustrated dustwrapper, being the publisher's logo against an orange background with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. A little rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and backstrip edges. Browning and darkening of the dustwrapper and foxing is noticeable to the fold over creases and to the verso of the dustwrapper. The classic Sir Walter Scott novel. Collins Pocket Classic series -- number 22. Size: 16mo - up to 6 " tall - Sextodecimo. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; 18th Century; Classics ; Inventory No: 0107120. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good
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Madame De Stael ; Her Life As Revealed in Her Work 1766-1800, A Biographical Study of a Mind and Soul
Larg, David Glass,
George Routledge and Sons Ltd, London, 1926. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. XII, 332 pages, preface by author, 3 appendices and index. Green coloured boards with gilt writing on the spine. Slight fading of the spine section, previous owner's name in ink on front paste down, offset tanning on front and rear free end pages, handling marks to the front edge, untrimmed bottom edge of text block. A picture can be provided to helplessness condition. Translated from the French by Veronica Lucas. The biography/history of Madame De Stael, French emigre fleeing Napoleon's regime. The book deals with her life in two parts, 1766-1795 and in England from 1795 to 1800. Quoted in the book are some of Madame De Staels' work. . Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; 18th Century; 19th Century; History -- France; Inventory No: 0228996. Very Good Condition
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Madame De Stael ; Her Life As Revealed in Her Work 1766-1800, A Biographical Study of a Mind and Soul
Larg, David Glass ,
George Routedge and Sons Ltd, London, 1926. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. XII, 332 pages, preface by author, 3 appendices and index. Green coloured boards with gilt text writing to the back strip. Bumping and rubbing to the head and to the heel of the back strip and to the book corners. Fading to the back strip and book boards. Browning and light foxing to the text block edges. Heavy offset tanning, browning and light foxing to the end papers. The internal pages, considering its age, are only lightly tanned. A previous owner has made some light pencil marks to the preface part of the text. Translated from the French by Veronica Lucas. The biography/history of Madame De Stael, French emigre fleeing Napoleon's regime. The book deals with her life in two parts, 1766-1795 and in England from 1795 to 1800. Quoted in the book are some of Madame De Staels' on work. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; 18th Century; 19th Century ; History -- France; Inventory No: 0105449. Very Good Condition
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Poor Richard's: The Almanacs for the Years 1733-1758, by Richard Saunders, Philom.
Franklin, Benjamin,
ISBN: 0846701200
Paddington Press Ltd, New York, 1976. First Edition Thus
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Norman Rockwell. First Edition Thus. introduction by Van Wyck Brooks, publisher's note, a note on the text, translations of foreign aphorisms and notes. Pale yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with six full-page ( 2 double page ) illustrations by Norman Rockwell and numerous small black-and-white illustrations. 1/4 dark brown cloth spine with silver coloured titles and 3/4 light green boards with self embossed titles. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Norman Rockwell, with pale yellow coloured background and blue coloured titles to the front panel and blue and black coloured titles to the back strip. A reproduction of the American man of letters -- Benjamin Franklin -- almanac that he produced during the years of 1733-1758. The full title of the book is: -- " Poor Richard : The Almanacks for the Years 1733-1758 by Richard Saunders, Philom. Wherein are retain'd in their Entirety the Author's Prefaces, Proverbs, Verses, & entertaining Remarks; Together with those Chronological, HIstorical, and Scientific Observations which the Author has illumin'd with his characteristic Wit & Wisdom. Now containing an introduction by ; and embellish'd with illustrations by Norman Rockwell. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the lower book corners. Shelfwear to the lower edges and there are a few marks to the top. Dust marks to the top paper edge and browning to the other edges. The endpapers have grubby marks and the first 3.25 " of the free front endpaper has become somewhat darkened. There is a little staining to the back book panel at the top. The paper which the book has been printed on is of a slightly yellow hue. The dustwrapper is somewhat rubbed and faded, the peculiarly the spine. Rubbing and slight chipping to the dustwrapper corners and there is three small chips to the top rear dustwrapper panel. There is stain that runs the full-length of the top back panel to a depth of 0.5 ". There is some lifting of the laminate of the lower front dustwrapper edge and there are two tears measuring 0.25 ". A small tear to the lower front fold over crease has been the head with tape, tape still in situ. The stain on the top back dustwrapper edges is also visible on the verso of the dustwrapper. There are a few grubby marks as well. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). XIV, 302 pages, last 2 blank, . The spine of the jacket has lost colour. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Norman Rockwell. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Painting ; 18th Century; United States; ISBN: 0846701200. ISBN/EAN: 9780846701200. Inventory No: 0103943. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
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The Amorous Illustrations of Thomas Rowlandson
Smith, William G. ( Introduction ],
ISBN: 0900123338
Bibliophile Books, London, 1983. First Edition Thus
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Thomas Rowlandson. First Edition Thus. X, 42 pages of text, last blank then 100 pages following note paginated. The text is illustrated with 50 full coloured erotic illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson. Brown coloured boards with gilt writing to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, again by Thomas Rowlandson, with a red background and white writing to the front panel and to the backstrip. Very minor rubbing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges, fading of the spine from exposure to light. " Rowlandson's bawdier works, depicted in the 50 plates in this book, are either ignored or subjected to pseudo-psychoanalytical surveys. In fact, they represent the sheer exuberance of sexual situations with an unrivalled humour that demolishes any suggestion that they might be obscene." From the front fold over panel. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Thomas Rowlandson. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; Illustrated; Erotica; 18th Century; ISBN: 0900123338. ISBN/EAN: 9780900123337. Inventory No: 0271549. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
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The Discovery of Tahiti; A Journal of the Second Voyage of H.M.S. Dolphin Round the World, under the Commmand of Captain Wallis, R. N., in the Years 1766, 1767 and 1768, Written By Her Master George Robinson
Robertson, George (Hugh Carrington -- editor),
The Hakluyt Society, London, 1948. Reissued, 1st thus
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Reissued, 1st thus. LI, 292pp., list of plates, list of maps, foreword by Hakluyt Society members, editor's preface, select bibliography, one folding map, 9 appendices and index. Black-and-white illustrated frontispiece, which folds out, showing H. M .A .S. Dolphin in Matavai Bay, Tahati; the fold out section has a triangular crease [small] running the full length of the page. The text is illustrated with another 5 black-and-white illustrations and two black-and-white maps. The fore paper edge and bottom paper edge are deckled. Blue coloured boards with self embossed decoration and gilt illustration of a ship on the front and back panels and gilt writing on the spine. Hakluyt Society Second Series, No. 98 (XCVIII). The discovery of Tahati in 1766. The first reprint of the original Journal. Bumping with some fraying to the head and to the heel of the spine. Bumping to the top book edge also the lower and the book corners as well. Some fading to be cloth of the book and to the rear gilt illustration. Browning and foxing to the top paper edge. Browning to the endpapers. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration ; 18th Century; History -- Pacific ; Inventory No: 0102783. Very Good Condition
Price: $144.00 (AUD)
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The Eighteenth Century Novel; The Idea of the Gentleman
Shroff, Homai J.,
ISBN: 0713163992
Edward Arnold, London, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. First Edition. preface by author, notes, key to the notes, select bibliography and index. Green coloured endpapers. Bright green coloured cloth with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a "typical" 18th-century gentleman, against a green coloured background with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "This book is a study of the attitude of the leading novelists of the eighteenth century to the contemporary class system and to current trends in philosophy and education." -- from the preface page V. A hint of rubbing to the book corners. Fading to the endpapers edges. There has been adhering of the half title page and the free front and paper and to page 300 and the rear end paper, and has left slight marks. A little rubbing and creasing to the dustwrapper are edges and some scoring to the laminate of the dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [9], 10 - 299, [1] pages,. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Essays & Literary Criticism; 18th Century; ISBN: 0713163992. ISBN/EAN: 9780713163995. Inventory No: 0106721. Good
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The First Scientific American; Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius
Chaplin, Joyce E.,
ISBN: 0465009557
Basic Books, New York, 2006. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First Edition. 750 g.; X, 422 pages, last page blank, list of illustrations, notes, acknowledgements and index. Yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 32 black-and-white contemporary illustrations (facsimiles of documents and experiments etc.]. 1/4 green coloured backstrip with gilt titles. 3/4 dark gray coloured boards. A small mark to the lower edge of the text block. Bumping to the lower backstrip edge, otherwise no damage to note. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a portrait of Benjamin Franklin with gold, white and black titles to the front panel and gold and white titles to the backstrip. Black and white photograph of the author to the rear fold over panel. Hint of rubbing to the dustwrapper edges. A biography of Benjamin Franklin, scientist, statesman and a founding father of the United States. The author looks at Franklin's science experiments and natural history observations in light of his subsequent statesmanship. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; 18th Century; History -- America; Biography -- Science; ISBN: 0465009557. ISBN/EAN: 9780465009558. Inventory No: 0107078. Very Good
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The Four Londons of William Hogarth
Berry, Erick,
David McKay, New York, 1964. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: William Hogarth. First Edition. xv, [ii], 232 p. + 8 plates (16 black & white photographic reproductions.) Includes index. Clean and tidy, colour illustrated dustwrapper slightly chipped at edges, with a crease in the front fold-over. Illustrated with engravings of Hogarth's works. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: William Hogarth. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; History; Art; 18th Century; Britain; Inventory No: 0200201. Very Good Condition
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the history of Myddle
Gough, Richard,
ISBN: 0904573141
Caliban Books, Sussex, 1980. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Reprint. 550 g; XXXII, 184, 6, 2, (last 2 blank): index, map. Introduction by Dr Peter Razzell. Illustrated dust jacket. The dust jacket is torn either side of the head of the back strip, and at the top of the front fold over flap to an extent of approximately 1 .0 inches with associated crumpling. The rear panel is grubby. Aside from a slight foxing to the top edge of the text block the book is in very good order. This book is one of the great neglected classics of English historical literature. Written between the years of 1700 and 1706, Richard Gough's delightful history of Myddle in Shropshire is a rare biographical profile of a complete village during the 17th-century (sic) Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; 18th Century; Britain; ISBN: 0904573141. ISBN/EAN: 9780904573145. Inventory No: 0215468. Very Good Condition
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The Purefoy Letters 1735-1753
Mitchell, L.G. -- Editor,
St. Martin's Press, New York, 1973. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First Edition. 750 g.; (10) 178 pages (2), introduction by editor, a chronology 1714-1760 and index. Dark brown coloured boards with gilt titles to the back strip. Light age toning of the text block edges. Photographic dustwrapper, with cream coloured background, with black titles to the front panel and back strip. A little creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Some fading to the back strip and to the top edges of the dustwrapper. " The Purefoy Letters provide a unique and fascinating picture of life in provincial England in the eighteenth century, a life full of human interest, lived far from the wars and battles that convulsed Europe and the political in-fighting that so fascinated London." -- From the front fold over panel blurb. This is the First USA Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; 18th Century; History -- British; letters; Inventory No: 0110452. Very Good
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Voyages of Delusion: The Search for The Northwest Passage in the Age of Reason
Williams, Glyn,
ISBN: 0002571811
HarperCollins, London, 2002. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. First Edition. II appendices, list of illustrations and maps, introduction by author, and index. Map illustrated endpapers, showing the Arctic region around Canada circa 1580s. The text is illustrated with 51 black and white illustrations throughout the text, and seven maps drawn by John Gilkes. Blue coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound), being a reproduction of Ivan Konstantinovichs' painting "The Rescue", on which is superimposed the map "Globe Terrestre" by J. B. Nolin done in 1708, with silver, white and black coloured titles to the front panel and silver, white and pale blue titles to the backstrip. " Based on extensive research, this book explores the adventures and mishaps of the successive voyages, the role of the secretive Hudson's Bay Company whose monopoly gave the control over trading opportunities in the far north, and the increasing interest of national governments and the possibility of a navigable passage." -- front fold over blurb. Minor bumping to the head and heel of the backstrip and browning of the text block edges. Very minor rubbing to the dustwrapper corners and edges. Full Number Line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XX, 468 pages, last page blank, . We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration ; 18th Century; Canada; History. ISBN: 0002571811. ISBN/EAN: 9780002571814. Inventory No: 0106535. Good
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