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 Bernard, Nicholas (Dean of Ardah); George Walker (Reverend Mr., Rector at Donoghmoore, late Governor of Derry in Ireland), The Whole Proceedings of the Siege of Drogheda in Ireland. With a Thankful Remembrance for Its Wonderful Delivery; a True Account of the Siege of London-Derry
Bernard, Nicholas (Dean of Ardah); George Walker (Reverend Mr., Rector at Donoghmoore, late Governor of Derry in Ireland)
The Whole Proceedings of the Siege of Drogheda in Ireland. With a Thankful Remembrance for Its Wonderful Delivery; a True Account of the Siege of London-Derry
Dublin, Ireland, Printed by R. Reilly on Cork-Hill, for S. Hyde, Bookseller, 1736. Leather-bound. The three gauffered edges, no matter how faintly so, make this short octavo hardcover exemplar, measuring 8" x 6 1/4" in height and width, respectively, sit up and bark. Decorated paper over boards, gilt-ruled half-calf, with four raised bands, with rubbed, stamped titles in two compartments, with "1641" stamped in miniscule in one, "1689" in another. Wearing away of leather at tips, joints, spine head and foot suggest later (not original) binding laid down in repair. The tome remains quite solid. Clean newer decorated endpapers, mildly worn (two faint slices to first free endpaper), front and rear endpapers reinforced. Tide-line to pp. xix-xvii, thence dissipating, again at outset of Walker's contribution. Mild foxing to mildly rippled paper. Lovely tailpiece at p. 94, section header at p. 95, opposite, torn page at 83-84 pp. In order: two blanks, general title page, specific title page, Order of Printing, Dedication, three-page note to the reader, two testimonies of veracity (by Gibson, Sloughter, etc. and by Moore), Paginated as: xix 1[1], 2-107 pp. including an Appendix of "Some other occurrences fallen out since . " of a religious nature; then begins Walker's A TRUE ACCOUNT OF THE SIEGE OF LONDON-DERRY, published first in 1689 [3], 114-147, then mispagination: 160-178 [blank] pp. Scarce title in this state and condition and with benefit of Walker's empirical account appended. Bernard's contribution was first printed in 1642 (see John White's Order of Printing dated July 14, 1642 from the House of Commons, and author's eight-pages-long Dedication is dated May 25, 1642, Drogheda, Ireland). General title page suggests this edition's 1736 publication date; specific title page dated also to 1736 lists the titles of the two works (by Bernard and by Walker), publisher, place of publication and date, etc. but sans authors' names. Nicholas Bernard (also Barnard, 1600-1661) was an Anglican priest and later biographer of Archbishop James Ussher, having served as his chaplain and librarian. He did a stint in the Fleet Prison for lacking proper licensing to preach, having been brought before the Committee for Plundered Ministers (!) (Wikipedia). The contribution of George Walker (1645-1690) was published originally in 1689 by Robert Clavel and Ralph Simpson. Slightly mispaginated, but containing fascinating letters from battle commanders, lists of officers (not soldiers) killed or taken prisoner, drowning of 48 men (including two friars) coming over the river at Liford, unit sizes (each Company being comprised of 50 men) and the subsistence accorded them (meat and meal, butter, and salmon [!]), names of clergy-men who stayed in London-Derry during the siege, plus seven "nonconforming ministers" four of whom also died, and finally, numbers of bombs thrown from April 24 to July 28 and their respective weights. Walker's text ends by reprising a letter from an Iniskillin Man that laments the general and specific lack of use of his own Lord Kingston as he was drawn from his Garrison at Sligo to one at Derry. Most extraordarily present is the full-page likeness resembling a bowling pin but dubbed "The Measure of Our Blessed Lady's Foot" which, when kissed three times and followed by three "Aves Maria," it is said, shall bring the Mother of Christ's foot-kisser seventy years of Pardon and delivery from many perils. All in, an uncommonly seen exemplar of two important works. Good .
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Book number: 85186
USD 1200.00 [Appr.: EURO 1101.5 | £UK 982.5 | JP¥ 154292]
Catalogue: Irish & Ireland

 Bunn, Matthew, Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Matthew Bunn in an Expedition Against the Northwestern Indians in 1791-1791, 2, 3, 4, & 5
Bunn, Matthew
Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Matthew Bunn in an Expedition Against the Northwestern Indians in 1791-1791, 2, 3, 4, & 5
Batavia, New York, Adams and Thorp, 1827. Seventh Edition. Pamphlet. 12mo. (7 1/4" x 4 1/2"). Disbound/Removed from larger gathering, remnants of cloth, glue and original stitching to spine. Lacks title leaf. Some stains to first page (heading: "NARRATIVE, &c."), and light tidelines from pp. 45-59, but not at all to obscure. Affidavit at rear dated October 1826 wherein Matthew Bunn swears and testifies to the truth of the contents of his Narrative, essentially notarized by "Millard (misspelled as Millerd) Fillmore" then "Com'r &c. for Erie County". Twenty-four years later, in 1850, Filmore became the 12th President of the United States. The final three pages of this (Seventh) edition contain a "Patriotic Song" composed by Bunn, entitled "St. Clair's Defeat". This issue could either be the 1827 or the 1828 edition. "Matthew Bunn was an Ensign with General St. Clair, enlisting in 1791 at the age of about nineteen. He was captured in the Ohio Country by Indians, escaped, and was recaptured by George Girty. He gave Girty the slip and surrendered to the British garrison at Detroit in April of 1792.. While on the run from his Indian captors Bunn did not obtain much succor from the white men he encountered, as they were British subjects and he was an ardent American patriot. (Evans 30136; Howes B952). Good .
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Book number: 79193
USD 650.00 [Appr.: EURO 596.75 | £UK 532.25 | JP¥ 83575]
Catalogue: Americana
Keywords: Abaa-Ny-2022, Captivity Narratives, Native Americans, Indian Captivity Narratives, Arthur St. Clair, St. Clair's Campaign, Simon Girty, George Girty, Girty Brothers, White Indians, Pittsburgh History

 Hill, John (Sir, M.D.), The Family Herbal or an Account of All Those English Plants, Which Are Remarkable for Their Virtues, and of the Drugs Which Are Produced by Vegetables of Other Countries; with Their Descriptions and Their Uses, As Proved by Experience; Also Directions for the Gathering and Preserving Roots, Herbs, Flowers, and Seeds; the Various Methods of Preserving These Simples for Present Use; Receipts for Making Distilled Waters, Conserves, Syrups, Electuaries, Juleps, Draughts, &C. &C. With Necessary Cautions in Giving Them: Intended for the Use of Families
Hill, John (Sir, M.D.)
The Family Herbal or an Account of All Those English Plants, Which Are Remarkable for Their Virtues, and of the Drugs Which Are Produced by Vegetables of Other Countries; with Their Descriptions and Their Uses, As Proved by Experience; Also Directions for the Gathering and Preserving Roots, Herbs, Flowers, and Seeds; the Various Methods of Preserving These Simples for Present Use; Receipts for Making Distilled Waters, Conserves, Syrups, Electuaries, Juleps, Draughts, &C. &C. With Necessary Cautions in Giving Them: Intended for the Use of Families
Bungay, Suffolk, England, C. Brightly and Co. and T. Kinnersly, 1812. Leather-bound. 8vo. 8 3/8 in. x 5 in. Contemporary tree calf, double-ruled in gilt chain pattern. Contrasting spine label - six compartments. Owner name Samuel S. Parkinson to front free endpaper. Note to front pastedown: "Collated May 30, 1902), and double initialed. FIFTY-FOUR ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL COLORED PLATES. 376 pp. Tight, clean copy of a 110+ year-old book, ready for daily use! "..It is his [the author's] opinion that the true end of science is use; and in this view, the present work has been undertaken. Very Good .
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Book number: 85077
USD 400.00 [Appr.: EURO 367.25 | £UK 327.5 | JP¥ 51431]
Catalogue: Natural History
Keywords: Botany, Family Herbal, Household Books, Herbal, Plant Medicine, Abaa-Ny-2022, Medicinal Plants, Natural Cures

 Mieville, China, Un Lun Dun (Signed)
Mieville, China
Un Lun Dun (Signed)
New York, Ballantine Books, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by the author on title page. Rubbing to bottom of spine. Protected in mylar. "Un Lun Dun is a young adult fantasy novel by China Miéville, released in 2007. The title is derived from 'UnLondon,' the name of the alternate realm where the book is set. It also contains illustrations by Miéville. It was first released in January 2007. The novel also won the 2008 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Book." (from Goodreads). Ill.: China Mieville. Very Good / Near Fine .
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Book number: 85839
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.75 | £UK 32.75 | JP¥ 5143]
Keywords: China Mieville

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