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1 Abbott, John S. C. The History of Napoleon Bonaparte. New Edition. [Four volume set].
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1883). 
Four volume set. Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), top edges gilt, uncut, 304 pp + [305] - 611 pp + 336 pp + [337] - 666 pp. Frontis., illus. Good; Volumes 1-3 have minor wear; Volume IV has damp-staining to cover along fore-edges. Photographs gladly provided upon request. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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2 Alvarez y Baena, Don Josef Antonio, Vecino y Natural de Ella. Compendio Historico, de la Grandezas de la Coronada Villa de Madrid, Corte de la Monarquia de Espa–a.
Madrid: Don Antonio de Sancha, 1786. First edition. 
Small octavo, original calf, gilt-decorated spine, marbled endpapers, text in Spanish, 294, [i errata] pp. Fold-out plan of Madrid. Biographical compendium of famous personalities in Madrid and the Spanish court. Very Good; covers scuffed, corners bumped. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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3 Ameal, Joao. Bref Resume de L'Histoire du Portugal. Traduction de Jean Bayle.
Editions Lisbonne, SNI, n.d. 
Octavo, paperbound, (full-color illus. stiff printed wrappers), 102 pp + 28 pages of illus. Very Good. French translation of Portuguese history. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Anson, George. A Voyage Round the World, In the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. Compiled From Papers and other Materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and Published under his Direction, by Richard Walter.
London: Printed for the Author; By John and Paul Knapton, 1748. First Edition, First Issue, with page 319 misnumbered 219. 
Quarto, 3/4 navy blue morocco & blue linen, uncut, ribbon-marker, [xi], 417 pp. Complete with 42 engraved plates, maps and diagrams (most folding). A handsome copy. 
Price: 8000.00 USD
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5 Arneth, Alfred Ritter von. Anton Ritter von Schmerling. Epsoden aus seinem Leben. 1835. 1848-1849.
Wien: F. Tempsky, 1895. 
1st edition. Octavo, cloth, marbled edges, ribbon-marker, xvi, 343 pp. Portraits. Very Good. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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6 Arnold, Matthew. Friendship's Garland: Being the Conversations, Letters, and Opinions of the Late Arminius, Baron von Thunder-Ten-Tronckh. Collected and Edited, with a Dedicatory Letter to Adolescens Leo, Esq., of The Daily Telegraph.
London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1871. First Edition. 
Octavo, white cloth (hardcover), gilt letters & decoration to upper cover, xiv + 172 pp. Good+, with darkened spine & foxing to covers, edgewear & rubbing to spine. Contents: Dedicatory Letter; Letter I: I introduce Arminius and Geist to the British Public; Letter II: Arminius appears as his own Interpreter; Letter III: I expostulate with Arminius on his Revolutionary Sentiments; Letter IV: Arminius assails the British Press for its Free and Independent Comments on Foreign Politics; Letter V: I communicate a Valuable Exposition, by Arminius, of the System of Tenant-right in Prussia; Letter VI: I become intrusted with the Views of Arminius on Compulsory Education; Letter VII: More about Compulsory Education; Letter VIII: Under a Playful Signature, my Friend Leo, of the Daily Telegraph, advocates an important Liberal Measure, and, in so doing, gives News of Arminius; Letter IX: Arminius, starting for the Continent to take part in the War between France and Prussia, addresses a Disrespectful Farewell to Our People and Institutions; Letter X: Arminius, writing from the German Camp before Paris, comments, in his old Unappreciative Spirit, on the Attitude of Our Beloved Country in the Black Sea Question; Letter XI: I Take up the Cudgels for Our Beloved Country; Letter XII: Life, as Mr. G. A. Sala says, a Dream!; My Countrymen; A Courteous Explanation. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Arx, Ferdinand von. Bilder aus der Solothurner Geschichte. Zusammengestellt und herausgegeben vom Historischen Verein des Kantons Solothurn
Solothurn, Switzerland: Buch- und Kunstdruckerei Union AG., 1939. 
2 volumes. 1st edition. Octavo, softbound, xv, 595 pp. + [622] pp. Very Good; few marginal notes. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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8 Asquith, Margot. Margot Asquith, An Autobiography. [Full Set of Four Volumes].
New York: George H. Doran Company, (1920). First American Edition. 
Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, uncut, 276 pp + 282 pp + 239 pp + 227pp. Volumes I and II: Fine, in Very Good dust jackets with foxing & slightly rubbed edges. Volumes III has 1/2 chip to lower spine and its dust jacket has a tear along the upper spine, otherwise, both book and dust jacket are in nice condition, with light edgewear. Volume IV is in Near-Fine condition in a Very Good dust jacket with foxing & lightly rubbed edges. All are housed in their original, but broken & rubbed boxes. Pages pertaining to the volume have been clipped from The Yale Review and enclosed with the volumes. From Yale Review: A woman who has lived all her life among people of note and events of importance, who has been a lively and attractive figure in a lively and attractive society, whose alert mind is reinforced by keen powers of observation, who has no sense of reserve, no passion for accuracy, and no standard of taste, can hardly fail to write an entertaining book... 
Price: 85.00 USD
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9 Aust, Stefan and Stephan Burgdorff; Editors. Die Flucht: Uber die Vertreibung der Deutschen aus dem Osten.
Stuttgart/Munchen: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, (2002). 
Octavo, grey boards (hardcover), full-color map illus. endapers, 237 pp. Full-color photo. illus. Near-Fine, with small former-owner signature and slight foxing (age darkened spotting); in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: Vertreibungsaktionen von beispiellosem Ausmass begleiteten die Kriege des 20. Jahrhunderts. Die ethnischen Flurbereinigungen der nationalsozialistischen Bevolkerungspolitik setzten im Verlauf des Zweiten Weltkriegs im ostlichen Mitteleuropa ein gigantisches Volkerkarussell in Gang, das schliesslich die Vertreibung und Flucht auch von rund 14 Millionen Deutschen aus jahrhundertealten Siedlungsgebieten im Osten zur Folge hatte... 
Price: 15.00 USD
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10 Balzani, Ugo. Le Cronache Italianae nel Medio Evo.
Milano: Ulrico Hoepli, 1909. Third Edition, Revised. 
Octavo, half vellum & marbled boards, gilt-stamped spine, zic, [ii], 333 pp. Near-Fine. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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11 Barber, Noel. The Sultans.
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1973. 
First Edition. Octavo, navy blue cloth, gilt letters, 304 pp. B & w illus., maps. Near-Fine. Contents: The Years of Decline -- The Grand Seraglio, The Fatal Flaws, The Reign of the Favoured Women, The Years of the Cage, The Rule of the Viziers; ÔThe Sick Man of Europe' -- The French Sultana, The Road to the Crimea, The Madman of Dolmabache, The City of Intrigue, The Siege of Plevna, The Murder of a Patriot, The Brave and the Damned; The Alternative Despots -- The Unholy Trinity, The Rebel, The Fire of Smyrna, The Dictator; Postscript, Notes on Further Reading, Books Consulted, Documents, Index. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Barrow, John, Junr. Excursions in the North of Europe, Through Parts of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, in the Years 1830 & 1833.
London: John Murray, 1834. First Edition. 
Octavo, leather (hardcover), gilt letters and decoration to spine, marbled endpapers, marbled edges, 9 plates, 2 folding maps, 380 pp. Fair; cracks to top two inches of joints and light foxing. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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13 Belloc, Hilaire. The Campaign of 1812 and Retreat from Moscow.
London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, (1925). 
Octavo, black cloth with red decorations and lettering, viii, 270 pp. Fold-out maps, plates. Fine. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Besier, Gerhard. Der Heilige Stuhl und Hitler-Deutschland: Die Faszination des Totalitaren.
Munchen: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, (2004). 
Octavo, grey boards, 415 pp. Fine (As New) in a Near-Fine dust jacket with small tear along lower cover flap. Pius XI. und Pius XII. standen seit Jahrzehnten unter dem Generalverdacht, zu den Verbrechen der Nazisund zur Vernichtung der europaischen Juden geschwiegen zu haben. Ihr Urteil sei durch den Antisemitismus und den einseitigen Antibolschewismus der katholischen Kirche getrubt gewesen... 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Blumlein & Co., Gerhard. Hamburg: 24 Ansichten nach kunstlerischen Aufnahmen.
Frankfurt a. M.: Gerhard Blumlein & Co., n.d. [ca. 1910]. 
Oblong octavo, red wrappers. Title and 24 views, with captions in French, German and English. Near-Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Burckhard, Dr. Leitfaden der Verfassungskunde der osterreichisch-ungarischen Monarchie. 2 revidierte Auflage.
Wien: Manz'sche k. u. k. hof-Verlags, 1895. 
Octavo, cloth, 141 pp. Very Good. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 Carducci, Giosue. Discorsi Letterari e Storici.
Bologna: Nicola Zanichelli, 1905. Third Edition. 
Octavo, half vellum & marbled boards (hardcover), uncut, 448 pp. Very Good; former-owner signature, spine a bit soiled, light shelf wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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18 Carlsson, Ronny Sture. Haugesund: Life and Landscape. Picture Editors: Sverre G. Hauge, Ronny Sture Carlsson, Torbjorn Nervik Jr., Alf Axelsen. Translation: Susan Tyrrell.
Dreyer Bok, (1994). 
Royal octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 144 pp. Illustrated in full-color. Fine, in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Cellini, Benvenuto. The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, Written by Himself. Edited and Translated by John Addington Symonds with a Biographical Sketch of Cellini by the Same Hand Together with an Introduction to this Edition upon Benvenuto Cellini, Artist and WRiter by Royal Cortissoz with Reproductions of Forty Original Portraits and Views Illustrating the Life. [Two volumes].
New York: Brentano's, (1906). 
Two volumes. Octavo, bound by Mcdonald for Charles Scribner's Sons in 3/4 crimson morocco & red linen, spines decorated with gilt-stamped fleur de lys, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut, xxx, 360 pp + viii, 387 pp. Plates, initials in red. Near-Fine, light scuffing at spine extremities. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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20 Charnock, John. Biographical Memoirs of Lord Viscount Nelson, With Observations Critical and Explanatory.
Boston: Etheridge & Bliss, 1806. 
2nd American edition. Octavo, full calf, calf label, vii, 350 pp. Portrait. Good; cover quite scuffed and worn, former-owner signature and bookplate. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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