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Booth memorials: Passages, incidents, and anecdotes in the life of Junius Brutus Booth (the elder.) By his daughter.
New York, Carleton Publishers, 1866, First edition. Cloth, 19 cm; frontispiece portrait (Booth in costume as Richard III), xii, 184, [8] pages. Bound in original brick-colored cloth, stamped in blind. Blue endleaves. Abrasion with some loss at crown, closed tear on spine and along upper joint, but still quite good. Some occasional light foxing and toning in text and along fore-edge. Good
¶ Biography of the popular American actor (and, incidentally, father of John Wilkes Booth) by his daughter. Text includes a catalogue of playbills.
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Book number: 5634
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The Child's Cabinet of Stories.
Troy, NY, Merriam, Moore & Co, [1852], First edition. 16 cm; 12, 12, 12, [12] pages, with 52 woodcut illustrations. Paper covered boards. Woodcut illustration printed on upper board, titled "The Child's Museum," partially colored in by hand. Advertisement printed on lower board for "The Milner Toys published by Merriam & Moore." Pink endleaves. Pages disbound but all present. Stock unevenly toned, with some spotty pages. Contents entire, a remarkable survival in spite of compromised condition.
¶ While several different publishers issued books of similar title at various times, the content of this Child's Cabinet of Stories appears to be unique. It consists of three moral tales, each 12 pages in length and each richly illustrated with woodcuts. There follow 12 one-page essays on moral behavior, each with its own emblematic illustration. Contents: Louis Bond (greed kills); George Bell (diligence reaps reward); and John White (gambling leads to degeneration and death). Clearly this copy saw action in the service of raising nineteenth century American children!
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Book number: 5685
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The Courier.
London, Tuesday, January 15,, 1811. #4,891. Price, sixpence-halfpenny. 324 x 488 mm, [4] pages, four columns per page. Tax stamp, ownership stamp of the Paisley Coffee Room [Scotland]. Folds, else fine.
¶ Fascinating issue of the Courier. Includes pre-graphic advertising (for soap, remedies, books, etc.), and full-text accounts of speeches in Parliament. Of interest is an exchange of correspondence on the short-lived Republic of West Florida, an area made up of the eastern parishes of modern Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, that declared independence in 1810. In 1803, the US and Spain disputed the territory, as a population of English-speaking Americans grew in the area. The Americans attacked the Spanish fort at Baton Rouge on the date of the letter reproduced in this paper (23 September 1810) and declared an independent state. The letter is addressed to Governor of the Mississippi Territory, effectively requesting the recognition of the United States. A second letter, dated November 15, 1810, effectively rejects the state's declaration of independence, on the grounds that the territory was part of the Louisiana Purchase and is therefore integral to the United States.
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Book number: 5772
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Keywords: Baton Rouge Louisiana

The court and city register, or, gentleman's complete annual calendar, for the year 1791; containing, I. New and correct lists of both houses of the seventeenth Parliament of Great Britain, ... II. The court register. III. Lists of the army, navy, universities, public offices, hospitals, etc.
London, J. Jolliffe [and 20 others], 1791. 17 cm; iv, [1]-24, [1],23-251, [1],253-281 pages, BOUND WITH: 116 heraldric plates and [34] pages of text from HERALDRY IN MINIATURE (London: Rivington, 1790), AND WITH: A COMPANION TO THE ROYAL KALENDAR, FOR THE YEAR 1791 (London: J. Debrett, 1791), 143, [1] pages. Bound in recent full leather with marbled endleaves and red leather label by Paul Sawyer. Occasional light foxing; some leaves evenly toned. Very Good
¶ An odd gathering in a single binding of the Court and City Register (the essential almanac of the British upper class) together with a visual dictionary of British crests, a list of family mottoes, lists of members of Parliament, notable deaths, etc. The text of the Court and City Register and that of A Companion to the Royal Kalendar are complete. Of Heraldry in Miniature, only the 116 engraved plates and 34 pages of family mottoes are included. Some leaves of plates are bound out of order, but no plates are missing.
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Book number: 4519
USD 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 191 | £UK 170.5 | JP¥ 25215]
Keywords: General Antiquarian Books Almanac de Gotha British Peers, Knights, Baronets genealogy Heraldry

Dizionario delle favole per uso delle scuole d'Italia ove compendiosamente descrivesi tutto ciò che è necessario, non solo alla intelligenza de' poeti, ma de' quadri ancora, e delle statue, i di cui soggetti sono cavati dalla storia politica
Venice, Francesco Andreola, 1818, Nuova edizione. 17 cm; 214 pages. Bound in contemporary 1/4 sheep over marbled boards. Shelf worn. Pages toned and moderately foxed. Useful condition. Good
¶ Nth edition of the popular dictionary of mythology used as an auxiliary text in Italian schools at the turn of the 18th century. Pasini was responsible for the earliest editions, although his name appears nowhere in the present edition.
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Book number: 4417
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Keywords: mythology dictionaries

Donggar Cave Murals in Ngari Prefecture [Zhongguo Xizang Ali Dongga bi hua].
Beijing, Zhongguo da bai ke quan shu chu ban she, 1998. 18, 135 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm. Preface in Chinese, Tibetan, English, and Japanese. Soft cover, Very good; slight edge wear along top edge. 7500059019
¶ Color illustrations of Buddhist mural painting and decoration in Tibet.
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Book number: 5674
USD 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 102 | £UK 91 | JP¥ 13448]
Keywords: Tibetan Buddhism Buddhist mural paintings Buddhist art 7500059019

English Lyrics.
London, Kegan Paul, Trench, & Co., 1885. Boards, Octavo (17 cm); xiii, 296 pages. Bound in faux vellum. Title in red on upper board and spine. Edges untrimmed. Binding mottled with age, else fine. Very Good
¶ Anthology of English poetry published for the gift trade in 1885, still the Victorian age. Indeed there is a gift inscription in ink: "Inspirations to the Celtic bard, from a Saxon." Interesting to consider who among the poets represented is still well-known, and who is forgotten. Charles Sedley? Winthrop M. Praed? Hartley Coleridge? Yet Blake is there, and all the Metaphysicals (I thought their popularity came later). Two female poets are represented: Aphra Behn (1642-1689) and Anna L. Barbauld (1743-1825). The editor is not named.
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Book number: 5577
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Keywords: anthology English poetry women poets

The gods of the Egyptians: the creation.
Cairo, Tomas Zakarian, n.d. [1930?]. Wrappers, 4 volumes only (of 6); 64 (of 96) mounted chromolithograph cards (16 per volume) of Egyptian deities and figures, each with glassine tissue guard. Letterpress explanation to each card. Bound in original brown wraps. Spines variously abraded, but all volumes still sound and entire. Good
¶ A sort of field guide to Egyptian deities published by the bookseller Tomas Zakarian in the first part of the 20th century for English-speaking visitors. Zakarian writes in preface: "With great difficulty I succeeded to collect from different sources teh necessary knowledge of the original colouring and others hundredfold details, nd with pleasure I now publish this work..."
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Book number: 5637
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The Illustrated London News.
London, Vol. XIV, #357, February 10, 1849. PAPER BOUND, 40 cm; pp. 81-96. Woodcut illustrations. Disbound; outer bifolium split along fold. Horizontal fold. Good
¶ Contains appropriately illustrated articles on "The Gold-Seekers of California" and on "The Hudson Bay Company and Vancouver Ilsand."
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Book number: 5352
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Keywords: California Gold Rush Forty-niners Hudson's Bay Company Vancouver

Macrocosmos: a poem.
New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. 4to, 32 pages. Bound in pictorial boards designed by Percy Smith, preserved in original slipcase. Slight darkening of outer leaves and spine; slipcase worn at edges. One of 500 copies for U.S. distribution signed by Laver. Very Good.
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Book number: 2770
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 51 | £UK 45.5 | JP¥ 6724]

Memoire historique sur la negociation de la France et de l'Angleterre Depuis le 26 mars 1761, jusqu'au 20 septembre de la même année....
London, D. Wilson, T. Becket & P.A. De Hondt, 1761. soft cover, 26 cm; [2] leaves, 60 pages. Half-title present. Disbound. Reference: Sabin 47516; Howes M-507. Very Good
¶ First British printing of the documents that formed the underpinning of the Treaty of Paris, that is, the end of the French and Indian War. The treaty decided the cession of Canada to Great Britain, the limits of Louisiana, the control of fisheries off Newfoundland, the disposition of Cape Breton, Guadeloupe, etc. The texts include correspondence at the highest levels of French and British governments, and intergovernmental memoranda between the respective kings and their ministers, and between the prime ministers of France and Great Britain.
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Book number: 5485
USD 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 636.25 | £UK 567.75 | JP¥ 84049]
Keywords: French and Indian War William Pitt

Memoirs relative to Egypt written in that country during the campaigns of General Bonaparte, in the years 1798 and 1799, by the learned and scientific men who accompanied the French expedition.
London, R. Phillips , 1800, First English language edition. Reference: Goldsmiths'-Kress library of economic literature, #17852.1., Octavo (22 cm); viii, 459 pages, and 2 folding maps. Lacks Q 7 and 8 (blanks?), as Goldsmiths', Google's, and every examined copy. Bound in nineteenth-century red half calf over marbled boards, tooled in gilt on spine, by J. Larkins. Binding scuffed and dampstained. Dampstain in lower quarter of frontispiece, first and last leaves, and intermittently through text. Some foxing on frontispiece and title page. Yet sound and entire. Good
¶ Translation of the first part of the French Egypt Institute's Mémoires sur l'Egypte, the first report of the French expedition into Egypt of 1799, preceding the grand Description de l'Égypte. Condition noted.
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Book number: 5137
USD 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 381.75 | £UK 340.75 | JP¥ 50430]
Keywords: Description de l'Egypte French campaign in Egypt Middle East Arab world

The Newest, best, and very-much esteemed book of knowledge ...
London, A. Wilde, 1764. 16 cm; 156 pages, printed on foolscap, with full-page woodcut frontispiece of a man sighting stars through a telescope, and 12 woodcut illustrations. Bound crudely in later utility cloth; pages deeply toned and thumbed. Condition: well-used.
¶ The title, acting as a sort of table of contents, continues: "... Shewing the effects of the planets and other astonomical constellations ... Together with The husbandman's practice ... And the shepherd's perpetual calendar for the weather. Also a brief discourse on the natural causes of meteors ... And observations on the weather ... A brief collection of all the members of man physiognomiz'd. - Signification of moles on man or women. - Interpretation of dreams ... With aparticular account of the earth and sea ... "
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Book number: 5696
USD 700.00 [Appr.: EURO 593.75 | £UK 529.75 | JP¥ 78446]
Keywords: popular wisdom interpretation of dreams astronomy astrology

Paris et ses environs: Promenades pittoresques.
Paris, Louis Janet; printed by Jules Didot , [1827]. Boards, 18mo (14cm); vi, 212 pages, hand-colored engraved title page and 10 hand-colored engraved plates. Wove stock. About fine in original decorated boards (showing the Panthéon within a sculptural scroll surround) and original cardboard slipcase. Some shelf wear to slipcase, small blemish on upper board, and the stock has darkened slightly, else fine and extremely rare in such condition with slipcase present. References: Vicaire, 480; Quérard, 476; Bibliographie de la France, 7477; Bibliothéque de feu M. Louis Van Gobbelschroy #1460 ("Rare..."). Fine
¶ A sweetly illustrated account of Paris during the Bourbon Restoration, when the Champs-Élysées was lined with saplings, and the Arc de Triomphe was unfinished. The engraved scenes charm with fine detail and attractive hand-coloring. The author and date of publication are not given, but bibliographers agreed early on to attribute the text to Charles Malo, the polymath who was Louis Janet's writer-in-residence. We have no information about the artist or engraver, who were probably contracted to the printer, Jules Didot. Janet issued a trade edition with uncolored plates, and a very limited deluxe edition with the plates colored by hand. We follow the lead of several c19 French bibliographers in cataloguing the book as an 18mo, with gatherings in sixes. The volume is in ace condition with the nearly unobtainable original slipcase.
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Book number: 5587
USD 1700.00 [Appr.: EURO 1442 | £UK 1286.5 | JP¥ 190512]
Keywords: Paris France Guidebooks

Passover Haggadah.
New York, Hebrew Publishing Company, 1959. 29cm; [160] pages, illustrated in color with lively border decorations, vignettes, and Hebrew calligraphy. Bound in blue velvet-nap cloth, with original dust jacket. Dust jacket discolored along spine, chipped at edges, and once torn and repaired on rear panel. Velvet uneven. From the search for Chometz to Chad Gadya, a very pleasing, richly illustrated and well-designed Haggadah. Good.
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Book number: 2480
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 34 | £UK 30.5 | JP¥ 4483]
Keywords: Abraham Israel, Sidney Hoenig, haggadah shel pesach

Poeti minori del trecento Ed. Natalino Sapegno.
Milan and Naples, Ricciardi, 1952. Cloth, xvii, 1179 p. Cloth, lacks dust jacket. Very Good.
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Book number: 108
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 38.25 | £UK 34.25 | JP¥ 5043]
Keywords: Italian medieval 14c lyric literature

Le Roman de Helcanus Ed. Henri Niedzielski.
Paris and Geneva, Minard/Droz, 1966. Wraps, lxxxix, 420 p. unopened. Very good.
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Book number: 155
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2241]
Catalogue: Medieval Texts
Keywords: Old French Romance medieval literature chansons de geste

Le Roman de Renart Ed. Henri Rey-Flaud and André Eskenazi.
Paris, Honore Champion, 1972. 129 p. Wraps, unopened. The text of Branch 1, accounting for the birth and formation of Reynard. Good.
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Book number: 655
USD 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 15 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1961]
Catalogue: Medieval Texts
Keywords: French literature medieval comedy satire folklore Reynard

Sermoni funebri de vari authori nella morte de diversi animali.
Venice, Gabriel Giolito de' Ferrari, 1558 (colophon: 1559), First edition, variant with dedication to Niccolò Alberti. Boards, Octavo (16cm); 36 leaves. Giolito phoenix device and fleuron on title page, and smaller phoenix device on verso of last leaf. Woodcut historiated initials. Late 19th-century marbled paper over boards, with ownership inscription of Nicholas Gottfried Kraenner on front blank. Occasional minor blemishes and traces of skilled conservation contemporary with binding. References: Bongi, I, 231 f.; Adams L-122; BM Italian, 623; Melfi, III, 58. Very Good
¶ Although the title of this collection indicates funeral orations for animals by "various authors," all eleven pieces are by Ortensio Lando (1505?-1555?), the eccentric, peripatetic, uncomfortable humanist who seemed to gravitate toward the far edge of every society he entered. While many humanists traveled, Lando traveled more. A native of Milan, he can be found at various times in Rome, Venice, Naples, Lyon (where he worked for Sebastian Gryphius and alongside Etienne Dolet), Basel, Geneva, Lucca, Trento, Paris, Strasbourg, Tubingen and Augsburg, remaining in Venice after 1545 but probably in Naples when he died, sometime in the later 1550s. He changed his name more than once, and he preferred to publish pseudonymously, cryptically, or anonymously, creating a burden for his biographers. (Ironically for such an unquiet soul, he often referred to himself in print as "il Tranquillo.") He stopped short of the priesthood, flirted seriously with reformers, wrote several protestant-leaning works, yet he was present at the opening of the Council of Trent. He translated More's Utopia into Italian, and wrote a fantastical funeral oration on Erasmus, both praising and condemning him, that still puzzles Erasmus scholars. Starting with "I Paradossi" (Lyon, 1534), he published a series of learned dialogues, travelogues, and arguments, all of them characterized by an odd sense of humor, and all of them landing on the local indices in Milan and Venice, and on Pope Paul IV's first "universal index of prohibited books" in Rome. The volume offered here is a collection of supposed "funeral orations" informed by examples from Lucian and from Lando's contemporary Cornelius Agrippa. Indeed, the text confirms how brightly Lucian's peculiar star shone among thinking humanists. Each eulogy (for a cat, a flea, a cricket, an ass) is attributed to a fictional speaker (Brother Onion, Sister Flower, etc.) Lando only appears under his own name in a postscript, an apology where he admits that the "orations" are meant in fun but that they are erudite and have serious matter to them as well, intending to "reveal secrets of nature." While the Index suppressed Lando's diffusion in Italy, he was very popular in the rest of Europe. The Sermoni were translated into French and Latin, and were reprinted into the eighteenth century. A bibliographical oddity: this first edition exists in two variants, with no priority established, and neither more frequent. In one variant, the dedication epistle is addressed to Johann Jakob Fugger of Augsburg; in the copy offered here, the volume is dedicated with a slightly different text to Niccoló degli Alberti, Count of Bormo. Both variants are extremely difficult to obtain, and are held in very few collections worldwide, none located in North America (according to OCLC).
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Book number: 5480
USD 3400.00 [Appr.: EURO 2883.75 | £UK 2573 | JP¥ 381024]
Keywords: The Classical Tradition Lucian Humanism Satire skepticism common sense

Les Songes drolatiques de Pantagruel, ou sont contenues plusieurs figures de l'invention de maistre François Rabelais: et dernier oeuvre d'iceluy, pour la recreation des bons esprits.
, [1869]. 21 cm; [6] pages, and [120] pages full-page illustrations, all reproduced in facsimile from the 1565 edition. Date supplied by copy in University of Glasgow library. Bound in polished calf over marbled boards, gilt-tooled spine; rebacked with Japan paper, worn, spine perished between crown and title label and laid down; corners rubbed. Pencil underscore on title page. Good
¶ Unusual nineteenth-century facsimile of the series of prints first published by Richard Breton in 1565 and spuriously attributed to François Rabelais, who had died a dozen years earlier. (One of Breton's engravers, François Desprez, is almost certainly the true artist.) The phantasmagorical and sometimes grotesque figures recall similarly dreamy inventions in the paintings of Bosch and Bruegel, but with some of the social pique of the Dance of Death cycles or emblem books. Several facsimile editions appeared in France in the mid-1800s, but this is the only one without introduction, commentary, or apparatus.
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Book number: 5714
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 106.25 | £UK 94.75 | JP¥ 14008]
Keywords: French literature 16c rabelais

A treatise on military finance.
London, T. Egerton, 1797, A new Edition, corrected up to the present time.. 16cm; x, 174 pages (including tables), ads. Bound in full calf, joints and hinges cracked, spine worn, edges and corners worn. Fair
¶ I. The Pay, Subsistence, Deductions and Arrears of Forces on the British and Irish Establishments. II. The Allowances in camp, Garrison and Quarters. III. An Enquiry into the Method of Clothing and Recruiting the Army. IV. An extract from the report of the Commissioners of Public Accounts relating to the Office of the Pay-master general. With an appendix Comprising the Regulations for the Home Encampment; New daily Rate of Consolidated Allowance; Establishment of the Volunteer Companies, and Corps of Yoeman Cavalry, &c.
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Book number: 4104
USD 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 254.5 | £UK 227.25 | JP¥ 33620]

Ulenspieghel : van Ulespieghels leven en schimpelijcke wercke en wonderlycke avontueren die hi hadde want hi en liet hem gheen boeverie verdueren.
's-Gravenhage , Martinus Nijhoff, 1898, Facsimile of Dutch edition of 1512. 22cm; 82 pages. Fraktur type. Title page in red and black, with large woodcut in between floral borders. 25 woodcut illustrations in text. Bound in boards with title label on upper board. Binding a bit scuffed, contents fine. Owner's autograph in margin of title page. Very Good
¶ Facsimile edition of the first Dutch edition of Till Eulenspiegel (Antwerp, c. 1512) , taken from the unique copy in the Royal Library in Copenhagen. The two missing leaves in that edition have been replaced by text from the Antwerp edition of Jan van Geel (1575). The main character is the impudent trickster figure who originated in Middle Low German folklore and became the subject of many popular printed editions narrating his picaresque career.
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Book number: 5070
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 106.25 | £UK 94.75 | JP¥ 14008]
Catalogue: Medieval Texts
Keywords: Folklore Trickster pranks owlglass Dutch printing

Verlaine Ed. Henri Maisongrande.
Paris, Pierre Charron, 1972. 136 p. cloth in d.j. "Collection Les Geants" Very Good.
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Book number: 623
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1121]
Keywords: Symbolist movement symbolisme french literature gay homosexual poetry orient

Rime e prose : in questa nuova impressione accresciute di molti sonetti & altre compositioni non più stampate ; con aggiunta di diverse bellissime lettere di proposta, e risposta del medesimo autore.
Venice, Zaccaria Conzatti, 1662. Hard cover, 12mo (14 cm); 346, [2 blank] pages. Extra engraved title page. Typographic and woodcut ornaments. Bound in contemporary vellum. Binding sound and entire. Pages bright and clean, in very good condition. References: Vinciana 2281; BL Italian 17th century, 4. Very Good
¶ All of the defining characteristics of baroque poetry are shown to their best advantage in this collection by Marino's friend and follower. Several of Achillini's poems (according to a note at the end of the text) had been erroneously attributed to Marino. This collection also includes an essay, and Achillini's correspondence (including the letter on the plague that Manzoni incorporated sarcastically into I Promessi Sposi, and the description of a monk that Croce called "not only significant, but beautiful"). First published in 1656.
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Book number: 5401
USD 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 191 | £UK 170.5 | JP¥ 25215]
Keywords: baroque poetry Manzoni plague disease Marinismo

Le temple de Dandour, volume I: Architecture.
Cairo, Centre de documentation et d'études sur l'ancienne Egypte,, 1972. 29 cm; iv, 35 pages, and 59 plates, mostly folding. Bound in red library cloth. Original wraps bound in. Very Good.
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Book number: 5178
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 51 | £UK 45.5 | JP¥ 6724]

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