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Commentaries on the Laws of England in Four Books (1775) by William Blackstone

All 4 volumes of this set are the Seventh Edition of this influential work on English Law printed in 1775. The bindings are scuffed and soiled with some chipping and small tears to spines (see images). The hinges are in tact and there is some browning and...

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The History of the Most Remarkable Tryals in Great Britain and Ireland in Capital Cases (1715)

This exquisite title is in very good condition. There is one small, closed tear along top, side-edge of spine. Hinge is intact. Pages are yellowed with age (300+ years old!). Boards are slightly soiled, faded and cracked on spine (see photos). Bookplate o...

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The Realm of the Nebulae by Edwin Hubble

Binding is slightly soiled and scuffed. Pages mildly yellowed with age. Owner's name in ink on FEP. Owner was a student at UC Berkeley and an accomplished physicist in later life. There is a dedication and signature on the FFEP, from noted astronomer, Dr....

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An Introduction to the Law of Tenures (1734) by Martin Wright

Binding is in very good condition considering age. Soiling and minor stains and scuffs to boards. Gilt titles have faded. Spine edges near head are cracked. Hinge is in tact. Pages are clean except for some browning. Pencil markings, date and price, on FE...

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An Historical Treatise of An Action or Suit of Law (1781) by R. Boote

A rare 'un. Bds are soiled and scuffed with bumps and dents to edges and corners. Front hinge is loose but in tact. Minor pencil markings on FEP and FFEP. Very small bookseller's pastedown on FEP from Wiley & Sons, Law Booksellers, Lincoln's Inn, London. ...

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Reports of Cases Concerning the Revenue Argued and Determined in the Court of Exchequer From Easter Term 1743, to Hilary Term 1767 (1776) by Sir Thomas Parker

Boards are heavily soiled and scuffed with dents and bumps to edges. Spine has been repaired. Small bookseller's plate on FEP from Wiley & Sons, Law Booksellers, Lincoln's Inn, London. Pencil price and publication information on FEP. Hinge is loose. A few...

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Oeuvres Poétiques (Discounted!) by Madame Émile de Girardin (Delphine Gay)

Extremely rare volume of poetry and essays by the early 19th century French author, poet and literary figure, Delphine de Girardin née Gay. This small (4.5 in. x 2.75 in.) volume is over 180 years old and is in excellent condition. Quarter bound in green...

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The Old Man and the Sea (Discounted!) by Earnest Hemingway

This is a 2nd printing books of the First Edition in a first edition dust jacket. Dust Jacket is mildly stained and has small chips and bumps too edges and a small piece is missing at the spine head. There is a 1 1/2 inch closed tear on the reverse. There...

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Hockney's Alphabet by David Hockney, Various Authors, Stephen Spender, Ed

This fine, 2nd edition of David Hockney's 'alphabet' drawings with short poems and essays by various authors (Joyce Carol Oates, Arthur Miller, John Updike, Iris Murdock, Susan Sontag, Seamus Heaney, etc.) was an AIDS fundraiser. The book is in fine cond...

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The Prince & The Pauper by Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens]

This 133 year-old, beautifully embossed book is in Very Good condition. Minor bumping to spine head. foot and corners. Some soiling and scuffing to binding. Blank endpapers are foxed. Slight water staining and page warping at rear of book, predominately o...

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Geography and Plays by Gertrude Stein

1st edition, 2nd printing binding. A collection of plays, poems and stories from avant-garde, feminist writer, Gertrude Stein. Published by The Four Seas Company, Boston, 1922. Hardcover. 419 pp. Contains Stein's experimental writing style with an introd...

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The Actress by Louise Glosser Hale

Reduced Price! This beautifully preserved book is in Near Fine condition. Boards, titles and decorative design are all bright and clear with no fading or chipping. Pages are clean and hinge is tight. Minor bumps to head and foot of spine. End papers are s...

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