Paris: L'imprimerie Nationale, L'an second de la Republique (1793). Small octavo, 21cm x 13 cm, with two sections. The first, of 28 numbered pages, is full of details about the new system of measuring the passage of time and the seasons. The second, the "annuaire ou calendrier pour la seconde annee de la republique francaise", lists all the details for the decimalized months, such as the names of the days, sunset, what is growing or being produced such as copper and granite. There are two fold-out plates. One page has, at some point, been professionally repaired to restore a corner, with no loss of text, and there is some scattered foxing. The book has been bound at a somewhat later date in marbled paper on boards, with a leather spine label, and shows light wear to the edges and base of the spine. Very good.
London: Houses of Parliament, 1878-1879. First edition. Hardcover. folio. "Return, in part, to an order of the House of Lords, dated 13th July 1877, for return of the names of every member returned to serve in each Parliament from the year 1696 up to 1876, specifying the names of the county, city, university, borough, or place for which returned; also, return from so remote a period as it can be obtained up to the year 1676, of the surnames, Christian names and titles of all members of the lower House of Parliament of England, Scotland and Ireland, with the name of the constituency represented and date of return of each. ", in two volumes. Volume I contains the Parliaments of England from 1213 to 1702. Volume II contains Parliaments of Great Britain 1705-1796; Parliaments of the United Kingdon 1801-1874, plus those of Scotland and Ireland. Folio: iv, 607; iii,691pp. Some browning and foxing else very good and recently recased in buff paper on boards, brown cloth spines, red leather spine titles labels, new buff endpapers. Two volumes:.
"...in which all the objections that have been thrown out in some late pamphlets and discourses are fairly answered, and the measures of the present ministry fully vindicated". London: printed for T. Cooper at the Globe in Paternoster-Row, 1743, the second edition, 62pp. The pamphlet measures 7 1/4 x 4 1/2", and is slightly browned and foxed. The bottom outside corner is just slightly chewed, otherwise very good in new hand- marbled paper on flexible board with a gilt-on black title label.
London: Longman's, Green, 1927. 1st trade ed. Hardcover. Octavo, xvi + 557pp. "...With some account of every contested election and so far as can be ascertained, a list of members returned". There is an introduction by Hilaire Belloc to this Sussex town history, plus lists of subscribers to this edition and the limited edition, an index of names, and profuse b/w illustrations. Owner's 1928 inscription and scattered foxing, largely to the first and last few pages, else very good in very slightly mottled green cloth.
London: Printed in the year MDCCLXV and reprinted, with some additions in the year MDCCLXVI (1766), second edition, small octavo, x+ 9-332pp, errata.Marginal wormhole from front free endpaper to page 93, text unaffected. Sabin 32177. Handwritten bookplate "The earl of Westmoreland, 1856" on the front pastedown endpaper. Bound in polished brown calf, spine ends worn and chipped, 2 worn labels on spine.
Caldwell, Idaho: Caxton Press, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo, 235pp. A book about the role of the Russians in the Aleutian Islands and Alaska in the 18th and 19th centuries. There are b/w illustrations by Arthur Price, and a bibliography. Very good in tan cloth and a somewhat chipped dustjacket with a list of Caxton Press books printed on the reverse.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. A three-volume set: xxviii, 543; xxviii, 391; xxviii, 406pp., with 51 b/w plates, and 24 maps, some of them folding. The history of Europe in seven chronological segments, each with historical documents and maps. Fine in blue cloth, with slightly worn and chipped dustjackets on volumes 1 and 2, and without a dustjacket on volume 3.
New York: Hearst's Int'l Library, 1913. reprint ed. Hardcover. Small octavo. Two volumes bound in four, from the 2nd London edition, with an added index, xxx + 362, 363-677, xxx + 204, 205-476pp. First published in 1857-1861. Very good in brown cloth, the first two volumes slightly brighter. Four volumes:.