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Jewish State An Attempt at a Modern Solution of the Jewish Question. Revised from the English Translation of Miss Sylvie D'Avigdor

Jewish State An Attempt at a Modern Solution of the Jewish Question. Revised from the English Translation of Miss Sylvie D’Avigdor, with Special Preface and Notes by J. de Haas.

HERZL, Theodor Full Description: HERZL, Theodor. A Jewish State. An Attempt at a Modern Solution of the Jewish Question. Revised from the English Translation of Miss Sylvie D'Avigdor, with Special Preface and Notes by J. de Haas. New York: The Maccabaean Publishing Co., 1904. First American English language edition. An English language translation of Herzl, the Father of Zionism's book Der Judenstaat which called for the creation of a Jewish State. Octavo (9 x 6 1/8 inches; 230 x 155 mm). xxii, 102, [2, blank]. With half-title and frontispiece portrait which follows the title-page of the famous photograph of Herzl on the balcony of the Hotel Les Trois Rois in Basel, taken by E.M. Lilien. Full limp blue cloth. Front cover lettered in gilt. Floral endpapers. Front free endpaper laid in. Some minor rubbing and wrinkling to cloth. A few pages with some light toning. Overall a near fine copy. "The real impetus to regain their country and to reconstitute their State did not come until the mid-nineteenth century, when a new political solution was advocated by a number of politicians and thinkers, both Jewish and non-Jewish. It was Herzl's book which really crystallized the idea of a national home for the Jews." (PMM, 381) "Theodor Herzl, (born May 2, 1860, Budapest, Hungary, Austrian Empire [now in Hungary]â€"died July 3, 1904, Edlach, Austria), founder of the political form of Zionism, a movement to establish a Jewish homeland. His pamphlet The Jewish State (1896) proposed that the Jewish question was a political question to be settled by a world council of nations. He organized a world congress of Zionists that met in Basel, Switz., in August 1897 and became first president of the World Zionist Organization, established by the congress. Although Herzl died more than 40 years before the establishment of the State of Israel, he was an indefatigable organizer, propagandist, and diplomat who had much to do with making Zionism into a political movement of worldwide significance." (Encyclopedia Brittanica) PMM 381 (Regarding first edition) HBS 69055. $4,000.
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  • $4,000
This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise

FITZGERALD, F. Scott Full Description: FITZGERALD, F. Scott. This Side of Paradise. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition, first printing. Only 3,000 copies printed (compared to just under 21,000 copies of The Great Gatsby) of which only a handful survive in the original dust jacket. Copyright page states "Published April, 1920" with the Scribner's Seal and no statements of reprinting. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches; 193 x 132mm). [8], 305, [7, blank] pp. This copy has a previous owner's inscription on the front free endpaper which is dated April 11, 1920 and reads "To Dear Old 1786, From Cuzzled." This book was published on March 26th, 1920, so this had to have been one of the earliest printed copies. Original dark bluish green linen-like grain cloth lettered in blind on front cover and ruled and lettered in gilt on spine. Top edge dyed brown, others uncut. Some very minor shelfwear to the head and tail of the spine and corners. Inner hinges with hairline cracks, but holding firm. Pages lightly toned, but still a very good copy. In the scarce original pictorial dust jacket. Jacket has been expertly restored with a the front flap in facsimile. Also restored it the top 1/8 -inch of the upper edge and left corner of the front panel, with the "TH" of "THIS" in facsimile, the top of the spine with "This Side of" and most of "Paradise" in facsimile. The bottom of the spine with the "BNERS" of Scribners in facsimile. The back panel has restoration to top and bottom edge, and "IBNER FI" of "Scribner Fiction" in facsimile. The back flap also has restoration along edges. The whole jacket has been backed. Even with all of the restoration, this is still a scarce item. Any jacket for this book is a rare find, even with heavy restoration. Overall a very good set. Housed in a custom full morocco clamshell. Fitzgerald had previously written lyrics to musical comedies that were privately published by Princeton University. This is his first literary work. "Immature though it seems today, [This Side of Paradise] when it was first published was considered a revelation of new morality of the young in the early Jazz Age; and it made Fitzgerald famous. The novel's hero, Amory Blaine, is a handsome, spoiled young man who attends Princeton, becomes involved in literary activities and has several ill-fated romances. A portrait of the Lost Generation, the novel addresses Fitzgerald's later theme of love distorted by social climbing and greed" (Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature). "Fitzgerald was still at university when he submitted the manuscript, then titled The Romantic Egoist, to Charles Scribner, whom he had known at Princeton. It was published on 26 March 1920, was an immediate success, and launched Fitzgerald's literary career." (Sotheby's). Bruccoli, Fitzgerald, A5.1.a HBS 68907. $27,500.
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  • $27,500
Bleak House With Illustrations by H.K. Browne

Bleak House With Illustrations by H.K. Browne

DICKENS, Charles . Bleak House. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. Full Description: DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House. With Illustrations by H.K. Browne London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. First edition with all first issue points as listed by Smith including "elgble" on page 19, line 6; "chair" on page 209, line 23; "counsinship" on page 275, line 22. The only two points not found are both only found in "Some copies" (pg 230, not missing the 2; Page 620, "received"). Octavo (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches; 207 x 134 mm). [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, [1]2-624. Complete with forty engraved plates including the frontispiece and engraved title. Bound with half-title. Handsomely rebound in late 19th-century half polished tan calf, over tan cloth boards. Spine elaborately stamped in gilt. Spine with red and blue morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Spine is slightly darkened. Some rubbing to edes of boards. Previous owner's name in ink on title-page. Plates are oxidised as usual but text is clean. Overall a very good copy. "[I]n Bleak House for the first time [society] is seen as an absurdity, an irrelevance, almost a madness. A dark force from which the real people must escape in order to create another society of their own. [Dickens] had been preparing for this novel all his life and, despite the calamities. which had helped to provoke it in the first place, . was even happy while he was writing it. It might even be said that Bleak House cured the very malaise which was responsible for its composition" (Ackroyd, 649-50). Smith, Dickens, I, 10. HBS 69049. $1,000.
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Verzameling van Verschillende Gekleede Mans- en Vrouwen-Standen Ter Oefening van Jonge Schilders en Liefhebbers

Verzameling van Verschillende Gekleede Mans- en Vrouwen-Standen Ter Oefening van Jonge Schilders en Liefhebbers, naar’t leven geteekend door de Kunstteekenaars Perkois en Prins, en in’t koper gebragt door den Kunstgraveur M. de Sallieth.

PERKOIS, Jacobus . Verzameling van Verschillende Gekleede Mans- en Vrouwen-Standen. Ter Oefening van Jonge Schilders en Liefhebbers, naar't leven geteekend door de Kunstteekenaars Perkois en Prins, en in't koper gebragt door den Kunstgraveur M. de Sallieth. Rotterdam: J. Immerzeel, Jr., 1818. First edition. Thirty-three beautiful hand-colored plates depicting street vendors and other laborers, many of which are women, by Sallieth after Jacobus Perkois and and Huibert Prins. Title-page with an engraved vignette by H. Kobell. Small folio (11 1/4 x 8 inches; 286 x 205 mm). [2] pp. Contemporary blue glazed paper boards, rebacked. Boards with borders tooled in gilt. Boards with some minor rubbing and spine with a few tiny tears. Previous owner's old ink ownership inscription dated 1829 to rear pastedown. Engravings are extremely clean and bright. Overall a near fine copy. Housed in a modern blue cloth clamshell with morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. This is the rare first edition of this book which was meant as an artist manual depicting street vendors and other laborers such as fish mongers, wig makers and musicians, many of which are women, by Perkois who was a Dutch art teacher from the Drawing Academy in Middleburg, and Prins who was the secretary of the art society Pictura in The Hague. The engraver, Sallieth, from Rotterdam, is known mostly for his maritime views. There have been very few copies of this first edition at auction, and even fewer that are hand-colored. Bobins 429. Lipperheide Gb 46 and Hiler p.699 (ed. Amst., 1836); Colas 2312 and Beall N2 (ed. Rott., 1818). HBS 69045. $3,500.
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Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier De Lafayette Delivered at the Request of Both Houses of the United States, Before Them, in the House of Representatives at Washington. On the 31st of December, 1834

Full Description: ADAMS, John Quincy. Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier De Lafayette. Delivered at the Request of Both Houses of the United States, Before Them, in the House of Representatives at Washington. On the 31st of December, 1834 Washington: Gales and Seaton, 1835. First edition, regular paper issue. Inscribed by Adams on the front wrapper rather than the inserted slip in front of title-page, which is the usual. Rare in wrappers. Signed "Revd Mr Smith/ from/ J. Q. Adams" Octavo (9 x 5 1/2 inches; 230 x 140 mm). [1]-94, [2, blank] pp. Publisher's original tan printed wrappers. Some minor wrinkling and creasing to wrappers. Wrapper corners and first few leaves with small dog-eared folds. Some minor light foxing. Housed in a red cloth chemise, with previous owner's armorial bookplate on inside of chemise. Overall a very good copy in the rare original wrappers. It is commonly known that at the time of the original publication of this book, John Quincy Adams was out of town, so he inscribed to friends on slips of paper that were to be inserted. This fact that this copy is in the original wrappers with the inscription on the wrapper rather than inserted makes this unique and quite desirable. "Revd Mr Smith is likely Rev. Edward Dunlap Smith pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C., and chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. HBS 69067. $10,000.
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Voina i Mir [War and Peace]

Full Description: TOLSTOY, Leo. Voina i Mir [War and Peace]. Moscow: 1868-1869. First edition. Six books in seven parts, bound into three tall octavo volumes (9 1/4 x 6 inches; 236 x 153 mm). Book I, Part I: [2], 297, [1, blank]; Part II: 146; Book II, [4], 186, [2, blank]; Book III: [4], 284; Book IV: [4], 336; Book V: [4], 323; [1, blank]; Book VI: [4], 290, [2, blank] pp. With the map on p. 239 of book IV. Complete with all half-titles, except for Book I present. Additional original very rare front wrappers bound in for books II, IV, and VI. (Front wrapper for book VI states second edition on the wrapper, however the text is first edition like the other books as the title-page has no second edition statement. Three volumes uniformly bound in contemporary half brown morocco over marbled paper boards. Some minor repairs to heads and tails of spines with no new leather. Some minor rubbing to boards. Previous owner's ownership stamp on front free endpaper of each volume and light old ink signature on title-page of Book I, and half-titles of books III and V. Book I with some small repaired closed tears to inner margin of title-page and the following eight leaves. Book III with a small ownership stamp in the blank margin of of page 251. Book IV with a small ownership stamp in the blank margin of of page 51. Book IV with some light dampstaining, mostly to top margin. Book V with a large closed tears repaired on pages 3 and 13, with no loss. A number of outer upper corners repaired in book 5, with no loss. Ownership stamp to wrapper of Book VI. Some general light foxing throughout and a few pages with some smudges. Overall a very good set. "The heart of this drama is the metamorphosis of five families, some peasant, some aristocratic, amid the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars. Each individual is immersed in experiences and conversations elucidating Tolstoy's themes of self-sacrifice and self-indulgence, anguish and ecstasy, diplomacy and deception, and religion and perdition. The complexities of character and plot are sometimes enigmatic, and names are often exhausting to recollect, but the genius of this book is everlasting. An entire universe is created by one of the foremost thinkers of the 19th century" (B. Mann). Kilgour 1195. HBS 68937. $37,500.
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An Exposition of Certaine Difficult and Obscure Words and termes of the lawes of this realme, newly set foorth and augmented, both in french and English, for the helpe of such younge students as are desirous to attaine the knowledge of ye same. Whereunto are also added the olde Tenures

Full Description: RASTELL, John. [RASTELL, William, Translator]. An An Exposition of Certaine Difficult and Obscure Words. and termes of the lawes of this realme, newly set foorth and augmented, both in french and English, for the helpe of such younge students as are desirous to attaine the knowledge of ye same. Whereunto are also added the olde Tenures. [London]: in aedibus Richard Tottell, [1579]. First edition under this title. Earlier editions in English were published under the title The expositions of the termes of the lawes of Englande with dyvers proper rules and principles of the lawe. This was a translation of Expositiones terminorum legum Anglorum which was first printed in 1523 with a Latin title and text in French. Text in two columns, in both French and English. French is in plain type, English is in black letter. Small octavo (5 5/8 x 3 3/4 inches; 145 x 95 mm). [2, blank], [4], 196 [ie 211], [2, blank] leaves. We could find no copies of the earlier edition and the earliest of this present copy being 1592 on Rare Book Hub in over 50 years. Full early calf, rebacked. Boards with central lozenge stamped in blind. Spine stamped and ruled in blind. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Corners rubbed and bumped. A piece torn from the top margin of the title-page, affecting a few letters. Two initial blanks with some cuts through the center of the leaves. Pages are occasionally toned or lightly dampstained. a few pages with some mild soiling. Previous owner's old ink marginalila and notes throughout. Title-page with old ink signatures on both recto and verso. A small bookseller label to front pastedown. Overall a good copy. "The first edition of Rastell's law dictionary precedes in point of time the publication of the first general English dictionary, and is the most important English dictionary before Cowell's controversial Interpreter (1607). John Rastell d.1536] was a successful lawyer and printer. He published his dictionary around 1523 with the title Expositiones Terminorum Legum Anglorum. (Later editions are titled Termes de la Ley or An Exposition of Certain Difficult and Obscure Words). Immediately successful, it went through at least twenty-nine editions, the last appearing in 1819. Hicks praised its value and described it as useful for its insights into the state of the common law at the close of the year-book period. This early edition [present edition] is especially significant because it was printed by Richard Tottel fl. 1553-1594]. Tottel was an important London printer who owned the patent for many common law books." (From the back flap of the reprinted version of this present edition). Rastell was a British lawyer and printer who was exploring the parallels between English and French Law texts. "Rastells' work is notable in several ways. First, it is a lexicographic landmark because it antedates by 11 years the first general English dictionary, written by Sir Thomas Elyot. Second, for the its time it was a sophisticated piece of lexicography that would provide definitions for legal terms in other dictionaries for generations to come. (.John Bullokar (1616), Thomas Blount (1656), Edward Phillips (1658) and Henry Cockeram (1670) borrowed heavily from Rastell - and through the 18th century still other writers borrowed from them). Third, the side by side translations marked a typographic innovation for dictionary-makers; apart from the typefaces, the columns look surprisingly modern more than 400 years later. Fourth, the dictionary had an extraordinary life through 29 editions that spanned a period of 292 years (the final American edition having appeared in 1819) - a longevity that few if any other lawbook can rival." (Bryan A. Garner. Garner on Language and Writing.) "Exposiciones terminorum legum anglorum, later known as the Termes de la ley, is the first English law dictionary providing definitions of words in alphabetical order. It was undeniably popular and was issued in twenty-nine editions between the initial impression in 1523 and the last in 1819. In later imprints, editors slowly added to Rastell's original text, adding bits of antiquarian tradition as well as corrections and expansions. In all later editions except that of 1527, the Anglo-Norman text is accompanied by a parallel English translation." (Tarlton Law Library). HBS 69068. $3,000.
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Certaine Sermons Preached before the Queens Majesties And the Paules crosse. Whereunto is added a short Treatise of the Sacraments, gathered out of other his sermons, made upon that matter, in his Cathedral Church at Salisburie.

Full Description: JEWEL, John. Certaine Sermons Preached before the Queens Majesties. And the Paules crosse. Whereunto is added a short Treatise of the Sacraments, gathered out of other his sermons, made upon that matter, in his Cathedral Church at Salisburie. London: Christopher Barker, 1583. First edition, with last two words of the publisher's info in italics. Small octavo (5 3/4 x 4 inches; 147 x 105 mm). [4], 182 leaves [of 184]. Lacking leaves O4 and O5. Title printed within a woodcut border. With woodcut head and tail piece and initial. Only one complete copy on Rare Book Hub since 1963. [Bound together with]: An Exposition upon the two Epistles of the Apostle S. Paul to the Thessalonians. Whereunto is adjoined a very necessarie table of the principal matters contained in this Exposition. London: Ralfe Newberie, 1584. Second edition. Small octavo. [16], 304, 307-424, [2, blank] pp. Although there is a jump in pagination, no leaves are lacking in this work. Title with woodcut vignette printer's device. With woodcut head and tail piece and historiated initial. Bound together in full sheep, ruled in gilt. All edges dyed red. Boards are rubbed. Front board is loose but holding, spine is cracked but also holding. Some general toning to leaves. Previous owner's old ink notes on both title-pages. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. Overall a good copy. ESTCS107766, S1254. HBS 69062. $2,500.
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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World In four parts. By Lemuel Gulliver.

Full Description: [SWIFT, Jonathan]. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, first a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships. London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. First edition, Mixed issue. Volume I is Teerink AA, and Volume II is Teerink B. Four parts in two octavo volumes (7 9/16 x 4 11/16 inches; 192 x 120). xii, 148; [6], 164; [6], 154; [8], [155]-353, [1, blank] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Gulliver in the second state (the first state, usually only seen in large paper copies), with the inscription "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Ætat. suæ LVIII." around the oval the tablet bearing a Latin inscription (printed on paper with vertical chain-lines), five engraved maps (two for Part III and one for each of the other Parts), and an engraved plate of symbols in Part III. With engraved head and tail pieces, and initials. Uniformly bound in contemporary full paneled speckled calf, rebacked to style. Boards ruled in blind. Spine stamped and numbered in gilt. Red morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. Top edges dyed brown, other edges speckled red. A small piece missing to fore-edge margin of leaf K5 in part II, volume I, but with no loss. Previous owner's old ink neat notes to leaf S5 in Part IV, volume II. Previous owner's bookplates to front patesdown of each volumes. A handsome and complete copy of this seminal first edition. Gulliver's Travels, to use the popular title, is one of the greatest satires in the English languageâ€"or any language, for that matter. It was an immediate success, which accounts in part for its bibliographical complexity, and has been hailed as a book that "would last as long as the language, because it described the vices of man in all nations" (D.N.B.). "Gulliver's Travels has given Swift an immortality beyond temporary fame.All those who had been fascinated by the realism and vivid detail of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe were captivated again, even though they knew that Gulliver must be fiction. The brilliance and thoroughness with which his logic and invention work out the picquancies of scale involved by the giant human among the Lilliputians, and then by a minikin Gulliver among the Brobdingnagians, ran away with the author's original intention. Gulliver's Travels has achieved the final apotheosis of a satirical fable, but it has also become a tale for children. For every edition designed for the reader with an eye to the historical background, twenty have appeared, abridged or adapted, for readers who care nothing for the satire and enjoy it as a first-class story" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Grolier, 100 English, 42. Printing and the Mind of Man 185. Rothschild 2108. Teerink 290, 291. HBS 69061. $9,500.
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Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World In four parts. By Lemuel Gulliver.

Full Description: [SWIFT, Jonathan]. Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, first a Surgeon, and then a Captain of several Ships. London: Printed for Benj. Motte, 1726. First edition, Mixed issue. Volume I is Teerink AA, and Volume II is Teerink B. Four parts in two octavo volumes (7 9/16 x 4 11/16 inches; 192 x 120). xii, 148; [6], 164; [6], 154; [8], [155]-353, [1, blank] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Gulliver in the second state (the first state, usually only seen in large paper copies), with the inscription "Captain Lemuel Gulliver of Redriff. Ætat. suæ LVIII." around the oval the tablet bearing a Latin inscription (printed on paper with vertical chain-lines), five engraved maps (two for Part III and one for each of the other Parts), and an engraved plate of symbols in Part III. With engraved head and tail pieces, and initials. Uniformly bound in contemporary full paneled speckled calf, rebacked to style. Boards ruled in blind. Spine stamped and numbered in gilt. Red morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. Top edges dyed brown, other edges speckled red. A small piece missing to fore-edge margin of leaf K5 in part II, volume I, but with no loss. Previous owner's old ink neat notes to leaf S5 in Part IV, volume II. Previous owner's bookplates to front patesdown of each volumes. A handsome and complete copy of this seminal first edition. Gulliver's Travels, to use the popular title, is one of the greatest satires in the English languageâ€"or any language, for that matter. It was an immediate success, which accounts in part for its bibliographical complexity, and has been hailed as a book that "would last as long as the language, because it described the vices of man in all nations" (D.N.B.). "Gulliver's Travels has given Swift an immortality beyond temporary fame.All those who had been fascinated by the realism and vivid detail of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe were captivated again, even though they knew that Gulliver must be fiction. The brilliance and thoroughness with which his logic and invention work out the picquancies of scale involved by the giant human among the Lilliputians, and then by a minikin Gulliver among the Brobdingnagians, ran away with the author's original intention. Gulliver's Travels has achieved the final apotheosis of a satirical fable, but it has also become a tale for children. For every edition designed for the reader with an eye to the historical background, twenty have appeared, abridged or adapted, for readers who care nothing for the satire and enjoy it as a first-class story" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Grolier, 100 English, 42. Printing and the Mind of Man 185. Rothschild 2108. Teerink 290, 291. HBS 69061. $9,500.
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Edifices de Rome Dessinés et Mesurés Tres Exactement

Full Description: DESGODETS, Antoine Babuty. Les Edifices de Rome Dessinés et Mesurés Tres Exactement. Paris: Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1682. First edition. Folio (17 x 11 inches; 432 x 277 mm). [26], 323, [1, blank] pp. With engraved title, engraved headpieces and initials, and 137 engraved architectural plates, Many of which are double paged. The plates are included in the pagination. Full contemporary speckled calf. Spine elaborately stamped in gilt. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. All edges speckled red. Some rubbing along joints and boards. Outer joints with some splitting and repairs. A few instances of light dampstaining, and some minor offsetting. Still a very good and clean copy. "The most complete and accurate survey of the ruins of ancient Rome to have been undertaken at the time; not superseded for many years." (Christies). "The plates, many of them masterpieces of architectural drawing and engraving, were engraved from the drawings of Desgodets by De Chastillon, S. Le Clerc, J. and P. Le Pautre, N. Guerard and others. This work gives the first really accurate representation of ancient Roman architecture and is the beginning of that long series of measured drawings which are one of the great traditions of French architecture. It is remarkable that the drawings for this work were made when the author was about twenty-two and the book was published before he was thirty. Besides describing the plates, the text is largely devoted to exposing the many errors of Serlio, Palladio and Freart" (Fowler, pg 84). HBS 69063. $7,500.
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Birth of Mankind, Otherwise Caled, The Womans Book Or A Guide for Women, In their Conception. Bearing, and Suckling their Children. Containing 1. The anatomie of the vessel of generation. 2. The formation of the child in the womb. 3. What hinders conception; and its remedies. 4. What furthers conception. 5. A guide for women in conception. 6. Of miscarriage in women. 7. A guide for women in labour. 8. A guide for women in their lying in. 9. Of nursing of children. Illustrated with figures.Ilustrated with Figures. Translated into English by Thomas Reynald, Doctor of Physics. The Fourth Edition Corrected and Augmented.

ROESSLIN, Eucharius . The Birth of Mankind, Otherwise Caled, The Womans Book. Or A Guide for Women, In their Conception. Bearing, and Suckling their Children. Containing 1. The anatomie of the vessel of generation. 2. The formation of the child in the womb. 3. What hinders conception; and its remedies. 4. What furthers conception. 5. A guide for women in conception. 6. Of miscarriage in women. 7. A guide for women in labour. 8. A guide for women in their lying in. 9. Of nursing of children. Illustrated with figures.Ilustrated with Figures. Translated into English by Thomas Reynald, Doctor of Physics. The Fourth Edition Corrected and Augmented. London: Printed for J.L. for Henry Hood, Abel Roper, and Richard Tomlins, 1654. Fourth and expanded edition of Thomas Raynalde's translation of Roesslin's classic De partu hominis. Small quarto (7 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches; 188 x 145 mm). [8], 192, 185-192, 191-193, [1, blank] pp. Text and register are continuous despite pagination. With same pagination errors as British Library. According to Krivatsy, this edition includes the addition of "Directions for the nursing of children, and how to choose a good nurse" which was not found in previous editions. With woodcut initials, and head and tail pieces, and nine full-page woodcut illustrations, included in pagination. Contemporary full calf. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Spine and corners with some minor repairs. Some rubbing to boards and edges. Bottom of spine repaired. Leaf N2 with two-inch closed tear, with no loss. A small hole going through leaves Aa1-4, affecting a few letters. Leaves Bb1-Cc1 with some marginal tears, not affecting text. Leaves with some minor soiling and toning. Pastedowns are detached but bound in. Three previous owner's bookplates on endpapers. Overall very good. "Roesslin's obstetrical treatise, first published in German in 1513 under the title Der Swangern Frawen und Hebammen Roszgarten, had an enormous impact on contemporary obstetrical practice and remained influential for two hundred years, going trough over one hundred editions before the close of the eighteenth century. The work contained little original material, being primarily a survey of Greek and Roman obstetrical literature, but it was the first to deal with obstetrics as a separate subject, and the first to print illustrations of the birth chair and the fetus in utero. It was also the first obstetrical work written especially for midwives, which was the reason for its originally appearing in the vernacular. The first Latin edition, prepared by Eucharius Roesslin the younger, appeared in 1532 and was followed by eleven or twelve others. Most of the translations into other languages -including the English Byrth of Mankynde- were derived from the Latin version" (Norman Library, 1843). "The work became the standard midwifery text, going through a total of thirteen editions before it was superseded in the 1650s." (Oxford DNB). Garrison and Morton. Norman Library 1844 (1545 second edition).ESTC R218053. Krivatsy 9810 HBS 68950. $3,000.
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Fifty Comedies and Tragedies

FLETCHER, John. Fifty Comedies and Tragedies. London: Printed by J. Macock. for John Martyn., 1679. Full Description: BEAUMONT, Francis. FLETCHER, John. Fifty Comedies and Tragedies. London: Printed by J. Macock. for John Martyn., 1679. Second folio edition but first complete edition. With eighteen additional plays included for the first time. This also contains the second appearance of Shakespeare's "The Two Noble Kinsmen" after the first separate quarto in 1634. Folio (14 1/8 x 9 inches; 360 x 230 mm). Two parts in one volume (as always). [1, blank], [10], 280, 279-578; 557, [1, blank] pp. Complete with frontispiece portrait. Full contemporary speckled paneled calf, rebacked to style. Spine stamped with gilt thistles. Brown leather spine label, lettered in gilt. Corners bumped and boards a bit rubbed. A repair to leaf P2 of Part I, just touching page numbers and a few letters. A small repair to outer margin of leaf Ooo2, just touching printed border and one letter. Some occasional spotting and dust soiling. Previous owner has corrected a few of the mispaginiations with a pencil. Two previous owner's bookplates on front pastedown. Overall very good. Beaumont and Fletcher is the third great folio collection of Elizabethan drama after Jonson's (1616) and Shakespeare's (1623). "Almost equal in importance in English literature to the First Folio of Shakespeare" (Rosenbach 25: 7). The playwrights Beaumont and Fletcher were regarded in their time as two men so closely in harmony as to constitute one mind: "Beaumont bringing the ballast of judgement, Fletcher the sail of phantasy. He who has not perused Beaumont and Fletcher can have no complete idea of the riches of English poetry" (Allibone I, 150-151). HBS 69058. $3,850.
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Herefordshire Pomona Containing Coloured Figures and Descriptions of the Most Esteemed Kinds of Apples and Pears. With illustrations drawn and coloured from nature by Miss Ellis and Miss Bull.

editor]. BULL, Henry Graves, [editor]. The Herefordshire Pomona, Containing Coloured Figures and Descriptions of the Most Esteemed Kinds of Apples and Pears. With illustrations drawn and coloured from nature by Miss Ellis and Miss Bull. Hereford and London: Jakeman and Carver/ Journal of Horticulture Office, 1876. Full Description: HOGG, Robert & BULL, Henry Graves, [editors]. The Herefordshire Pomona. Containing Coloured Figures and Descriptions of the Most Esteemed Kinds of Apples and Pears. With illustrations drawn and coloured from nature by Miss Ellis and Miss Bull. Hereford and London: Jakeman and Carver/ Journal of Horticulture Office, 1876-1885. First edition. Two folio volumes (14 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 375 x 295 mm). With seventy-seven chromolithographic plates (including plate VXXVII bound in within the introduction) and four plain plates (including two portraits) by Alice Ellis, Edith Bull and W.G. Smith. All plates with tissue guards. With 160 pp introduction and multiple text pages for each plate. Beautifully bound in publisher's deluxe full green morocco. Spines uniformly faded. Boards stamped and ruled in blind with gilt lettering and a gilt central device. The front gilt device is an emblem for the Woolhope Naturalist Field Club and the back gilt device is a grouping of apples. Spines stamped and lettered in gilt with fruit devices. Gilt dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Some rubbing to spines and corners. A bit of minor scuffing to boards. Some very minor foxing, mainly to preliminary pages and tissue guards. Plates are very clean. Overall a near fine copy with beautiful color-plates. "One of the Finest Books on Fruit Ever Issued" (Sitwell, 101). Hunt. Nissen, BBI, 294. Sitwell 101. HBS 69069. $8,500.
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Last Men of the Revolution A Photograph of Each from Life, Together with Views of their Homes Printed in Colors. Accompanied by brief Biographical Sketches of the Men.

HILLARD, E.B. Full Description: HILLARD, E.B. The Last Men of the Revolution. A Photograph of Each from Life, Together with Views of their Homes Printed in Colors. Accompanied by brief Biographical Sketches of the Men. Hartford, Conn.: N.A. & R.A. Moore, 1864. First edition. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 190 x 135 mm). 64 pp. With six original mounted carte-de-visite photographs, six chromolithographic plates. Tissue guards. Half newer black leather over brown textured cloth boards. Front board lettered and ruled in gilt. Spine ruled in gilt. Some minor wrinkling to cloth. Overall a very good copy. A collection of biographies and interviews with the last living veterans of the American Revolution that were known to the author, Reverend E. B. Hillard. These men lived to be over one hundred years old and There are six original mounted carte-de-visite photographs, one for each man, as well six chromolithographic plates of images of their homes. These men are Samuel Downing, Daniel Waldo, Lemuel Cook, Alexander Milliner, William Hutchings, and Adam Link. An additional biography for James Barham is also included, however Hillard did not include a photo or image of his home. "In early 1864, the outcome of the American Civil War remained undecided. The earth continued to consume the dead on battlefields, as described in detail by pro-Union newspapers and echoed by the cries of grieving parents and widows. An infant nation was crawling into a fourth year of the cauldron of war, resulting in a wave of apathy among many northerners. Hillard, a prominent minister from Connecticut, saw an opportunity to rally war-weary Unionists when Nelson and Roswell Moore published photographs of the living veterans of the American Revolution. In an attempt to rally the Union, Hillard embarked on a quest to interview these aged veterans and publish their stories along with the Moores's photographs. Last Men of the Revolution was completed and published in the same year, receiving accolades and recognition for his patriotic endeavor." (Army University Press). HBS 68908. $7,500.
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Dictionary of the English Language In which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar.

Full Description: JOHNSON, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers. To which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar. London: Printed by W. Strahan, for J. and P. Knapton., 1755. First edition of "the most amazing, enduring and endearing one-man feat in the field of lexicography" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Two large folio volumes, tall paper copies, (16 1/4 x 10 1/8 inches; 412 x 258 mm.). Unpaginated. Text in double columns. Title-pages printed in red and black. Decorative woodcut tail-pieces. Full contemporary speckled calf, rebacked to style. Spines with original two red and green calf spine labels, lettered in gilt. Spines ruled in gilt in compartments, six raised bands. Board edges tooled in gilt. Boards a bit rubbed and scuffed, with a bit of wear to some corners. Previous owner's two bookplates on front pastedown of each volume. Previous owner's old ink inscription on front pastedown of each volume, dated 1807. A few instances of minor worming to blank margin, not affecting text. Some toning from glue to edges of pastedowns and blanks. Overall, a very clean and nice set. "Begun in 1747, and printed over five years, Johnson's Dictionary at once put to shame every other dictionary that had ever been written and set the standard for every dictionary that has been written since. Its genius was at once acknowledged by every hand, and the first edition of two thousand copies was instantly sold out.Perhaps the greatest innovation in Johnson's work was his consistent reliance not on earlier word-lists and dictionaries, not on his own intuition, but on English literature itselfâ€"the vast, wonderful treasury of words that, well chosen and properly sorted and accurately quoted, became in itself almost a dictionary of the language. Indeed, after Johnson showed the way by quoting from English literature at every turn, it was even suggested that a great dictionary might be written without definitions at allâ€"if the quotations were plentiful enough and well enough chosen and edited. This insistence on real examples from the real language as it has been really used has informed every serious dictionary every sinceâ€"from Richardson and Webster to the new OED" (The Collection of The Garden Ltd., Sotheby's New York, November 9 and 10, 1989, lot 148). Courtney & Nichol Smith, p. 54. Printing and the Mind of Man 201. Rothschild 1237. HBS 69072. $15,000.
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Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner Who lived eight and twenty Years all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With an Account how he was at last as strangely deliver’d by Pyrates. Written by Himself. The Fourth Edition.

Full Descripton: DEFOE, Daniel. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner. Who lived eight and twenty Years all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River of Oroonoque; Having been cast on Shore by Shipwreck, wherein all the Men perished but himself. With an Account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by Pyrates. Written by Himself. The Fourth Edition. London: Printed for W. Taylor, 1719. The rare fourth edition, first issue (Hutchins 4A). With no comma after ‘Life'; The tail-pieces at the bottom of page 364 with two birds flanking a flaming bowl, above a cupid's head and bow and arrows, and page "317" correctly numbered. The fourth edition was published the same year as the first edition. Octavo (7 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches; 185 x 118 mm). [4], 364, [4, ads] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Robinson Crusoe by Clark & Pine. Folding map is present in the accompanying first edition of volume 2. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Volume I of this work was so popular that it went through four editions within the first four months of it being printed. [Together with:] [DEFOE, Daniel]. The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe; Being the Second and Last Part of his Life, and of the Strange Surprizing Accounts of his Travels Round three Parts of the Globe. Written by Himself. To which is added a Map of the World, in which is Delineated the Voyages of Robinson Crusoe. London: Printed by W. Taylor, 1719. First edition, first issue, second variant (Hutchins "B2"), with the verso of leaf A4 blank and with "Breaking," "Dif-/ference," "Punish-/ment," and "wanting" on the recto; with "Farther" on the recto of leaf B1; with p. 295 numbered 215; and the text showing uniform printing. The typesetting is not corrected on pp. 2, 103, 139, or 231. Octavo. [8], 373, [11, ads] pp. Folding engraved map of the world facing title-page. Decorative woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Two volumes uniformly bound in full contemporary speckled calf. Spines ruled in gilt. Both volumes with red morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. Spines repaired at hinges. Both volumes with previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Volume I with previous owner's old ink notes on front and back endpapers and on blank recto of the frontispiece. Old ink signature to top margin of title-page, Volume II with some minor repairs to top edge of folding map, supplying a few letters in facsimile. Title-page is a bit frayed along fore-edge. Previous owner's old ink signature dated 1776 to top of title-page and first page of preface. A tiny hole to blank margin of leaf Z4. Free endpapers renewed. Overall an excellent copy of this set. Beginning with Captain William Dampier's enormously popular A New Voyage Round the World (1697; seventh edition 1729), English travel literature enjoyed a second Renaissance. Circumnavigators and privateersâ€"Dampier and Woodes Rogers being preeminentâ€"published accounts of their adventures. In at least three of the most popular instancesâ€"Dampier (1697), Rogers (1712), and Edward Cooke, one of Roger's mates (1712)â€"the frontispiece to their volume of voyages was a folding map, a planisphere by Herman Moll upon which a dotted line traced the route of the voyager. This then was the convention which lies immediately behind "A Map of the World on which is Delineated the Voyages of Robinson Cruso." Crusoe's folding planisphere has been attributed to Moll, but though it is similar to the map employed by Dampier and Cooke and is even closer to that employed by Rogers, it is not identical to either, and lacking an "H. Moll fecit," its origin remains indefinite. It first appeared in the first edition of The Farther Adventures; it was added to the fourth and later editions of The Strange Surprizing Adventures": (Newberry Library) "After twenty years of enormously prolific pamphleteering, political and sectarian, sometimes in verse, Defoe suddenly disclosed a genius for devising a tale of adventure. The special form of adventure that he chose, and even the name of his hero, have been adopted by countless imitators.This influence is not yet dissipated, for much of science fiction is basically Crusoe's island changed to a planet. At least equally relevant.is the figure of the lonely human being subduing the pitiless forces of nature; going back to nature, indeed, and portraying the ‘noble savage' in a way that made the book required reading for Rousseau's Emile. Robinson Crusoe has long since been more widely read in the abridged versions for young people, in which his breast-beating and philosophizing are less prominent than the footprint in the sand, Man Friday, the threatening savages, and the endless ingenuity and contrivance that make the hero's life more tolerable. But the pious sections of the book are also relevant in the religious inferences drawn by Crusoe from his communings with nature" (Printing and the Mind of Man). Crusoe 250 27. Grolier, 100 English, 41. Hutchins, pp. 78-80, Hutchins, pp. 97-112. Hutchins, pp. 122-128. Printing and the Mind of Man 180. HBS 68990. $10,000.
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History of the Peloponnesian War Translated into English by Benjamin Jowett.

One of the Last Books Issued by the Ashendene Press ASHENDENE PRESS. HEWITT, Graily, [illustrator]. JOWETT, Benjamin, [translator]. THUCYDIDES. History of the Peloponnesian War. Translated into English by Benjamin Jowett. Chelsea: Printed at the Ashendene Press, 1930. Full Description: [ASHENDENE PRESS]. THUCYDIDES. [History of the Peloponnesian War]. Translated into English by Benjamin Jowett.Chelsea: Printed at the Ashendene Press, 1930. One of 260 copies on paper (240 for sale), out of a total edition of 280 copies (257 for sale). Folio (15 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches; 400 x 273 mm.). [6, blank], [1], [1, blank], 363, [1, printer's device] pp. Printed in black in Ptolemy type with three-line initials at the beginning of each chapter and the larger initials and opening line of each of the eight books designed by Graily Hewitt and printed in red. Marginal chapter summaries also in red in Blado Italic type. Printer's mark D printed in black. Publisher's white pigskin by W.H. Smith & Son, Ltd. Spine lettered in gilt with raised bands. All edges uncut. Spine very slightly darkened. Some minot rubbing to board edges and spine. Text is very clean. Overall a very good copy. "In February 1931 a Notice was sent out to subscribers announcing the forthcoming issue of ‘Thucydides' and in it was foreshadowed the closing down of the Press. After referring to the projected edition of ‘Daphnis et Chloé' it goes on to say: ‘It is more than probable that these two books will be the last to be issued from the Ashendene Press, with the possible exception of a Descriptive Bibliography of the Press.It is difficult to speak with certainty about the giving up of a hobby which has for more than 35 years occupied so many of my leisure hours, and I may be tempted to add yet another volume to the list.Another volume, ‘Ecclesiasticus', was in due course.added to the list" (Ashendene Bibliography). Ashendene Bibliography XXXVII. HBS 69057. $3,750.
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Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi and through the Western Parts of Louisiana, to the Sources of the Arkansaw, Kans, La Platte, and Pierre Juan, Rivers; Performed by the Order of the Government of the United States during the Years 1805, 1806, and 1807. And a Tour through the Interior Parts of New Spain, When Conducted through these Provinces, by Order of the Captain-General, in the Year 1807. Illustrated by Maps and Charts.

Full Description: PIKE, Z[ebulon] M[ontgomery]. An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi, and through the Western Parts of Louisiana, to the Sources of the Arkansaw, Kans, La Platte, and Pierre Juan, Rivers; Performed by the Order of the Government of the United States during the Years 1805, 1806, and 1807. And a Tour through the Interior Parts of New Spain, When Conducted through these Provinces, by Order of the Captain-General, in the Year 1807. Illustrated by Maps and Charts. Philadelphia: Published by C. & A. Conrad, & Co., 1810. First edition of the first United States government expedition to the Southwest and one of the most important of all American travel narratives. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches; 216 x 135 mm). 5, [1, blank], [1], [1, blank], 105, [1, blank], [9, Meteorological Observations], [1, blank], [107]-277, [3, blank], [2, Meteorological Observations], 65, [1], 53, [1, blank], 87, [1, blank] pp. Stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait of Pike by Edwin, and with six engraved maps and charts, five of which are folding, and three folding letterpress tables. Full contemporary sheep. Spine with repairs along hinges and head and tail piece. Black leather spine label, lettered in gilt. Edges speckled brown. Boards with some minor rubbing and chipping. Some light foxing and toning throughout. The second letterpress chart with a two-inch closed tear at the margin, but with no loss. Overall a very good copy and much better than usually found. This important expedition was made as part of a concerted effort by President Jefferson to explore the newly acquired territory west of the Mississippi. Leaving the St. Louis area in July, 1806, Pike explored Kansas, Oklahoma, Northern Texas, the Spanish settlements of New Mexico, and Colorado until captured by the Spanish. Conducted through Santa Fé to Chihuahua, he was returned through Texas to Louisiana. All of Pike's papers were confiscated, but he managed to save his precious journals by secreting them amongst his men. When published in 1810, the narrative offered the first accurate description of the great Southwest. The maps were the first to exhibit a geographic knowledge of the Southwest based on first hand exploration and are considered "milestones in the mapping of the American West" (Wheat). Graff 3290. Howes P373 ("First government exploration of the Southwest"). Sabin 62936. Streeter 3125. Streeter, Texas, 1047. Wagner-Camp 9:1. Wheat, Transmississippi West, 297, 298, and 299. HBS 68974. $13,500.
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Historia De Thucydides Que Trata des las Guerras entre los Peloponeses y Athenie[n]ses. Traduzida de lengua Griega en Castellana. por el secretario Diego Cracian.

Full Description: THUCYDIDES. Historia De Thucydides. Que Trata des las Guerras entre los Peloponeses y Athenie[n]ses. Traduzida de lengua Griega en Castellana. por el secretario Diego Cracian. Salamanca: En Casa de Juan de Canova, 1564. First edition in Spanish. Translated from the Greek to Spanish by Diego Gracián. Small quarto in eights (11 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches; 285 x 200 mm). [8], CCX, [11] leaves. As in most copies, bound without leaf Dd1 which is presumed to be a blank. Engraved title-page and historiated initials. With a small limitation leaf inserted after title-page. Full eighteenth-century calf, rebacked with spine laid down. Spine stamped and lettered in gilt. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Edges dyed red. Marbled endpapers. Newer flyleaves. Previous owner's armorial stamp of "Beardsley" on front fly-leaf. Some minor fraying and small tears to fore-edges of a few pages, not affecting text and occasionally neatly repaired. The fore-edge fraying generally in blank fore-edge margin, but on engraved title-page is it close to border, but not touching. Small inserted leaf with a small hole, affecting a few words. Generally very clean. Overall a very good copy. "Diego Gracián translated several Greek works into Spanish, including Xenophon and Plutarch, as well as Latin texts. He was a member of a dynasty of translators who held several posts at the royal court, from the time of Charles V into the seventeenth century. The book was dedicated by Gracián to Charles V, even though he had died by the time of publication, and Gracián included a petition within the dedication for his son to inherit his official position." (Sotheby's). HBS 69064. $3,000.
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English Liberties: Or, the Free-born Subject’s Inheritance Containing, I. Magna Charta, the Petition of Right, the Habeas Corpus Act; and divers other most useful statutes: with large comments upon each of them. II. The proceedings in appeals of murther; the work and power of parliaments; the qualifications necessary for such as should be chosen to that great trust. Plain directions for all persons concerned in ecclesiastical courts; and how to prevent or take off the writ De Excommunicato Capiendo. As also the oath and duty of grand and petty juries. III. All the laws against conventicles and Protestant dissenters with notes, and directions both to constables and others concern’d, thereupon; and an abstract of all the laws against papists.

Full description: CARE, Henry. English Liberties: Or, the Free-born Subject's Inheritance. Containing, I. Magna Charta, the Petition of Right, the Habeas Corpus Act; and divers other most useful statutes: with large comments upon each of them. II. The proceedings in appeals of murther; the work and power of parliaments; the qualifications necessary for such as should be chosen to that great trust. Plain directions for all persons concerned in ecclesiastical courts; and how to prevent or take off the writ De Excommunicato Capiendo. As also the oath and duty of grand and petty juries. III. All the laws against conventicles and Protestant dissenters with notes, and directions both to constables and others concern'd, thereupon; and an abstract of all the laws against papists. London: Printed by George Larkin for Benjamin Harris, [n.d.c.a. 1682]. First edition. An unrecorded variant of one of the two undated imprints listed in the ESTC, with a conjectured publication date of 1682. Twelvemo. [x], 228 pp. Without blank A1. With woodcut headpiece and initial. Contemporary full sheep ruled in blind, rebacked to style. Red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Lacking front and rear pastedowns. Title-page with some invisible repairs, just touching a few letters and the double rule border. Some overall toning to paper. The final signature with some fraying to fore-edge, just touching a few letters. A few small wormholes throughout. Overall, a very good copy, housed in a quarter morocco clamshell. First edition of a defence of the ancient Constitution, beginning with the Magna Carta. "English Liberties spread devotion for jury trials to the colonies. Care also deserves recognition for popularizing history, restyling political rhetoric, and promoting liberty of conscience." (Oxford DNB). "Throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a series of laws and enactments became identified with the idea of preserving England's ancient liberties from royal overreach. These included Magna Carta, the Petition of Right, and the Habeas Corpus Act of 1679, among others. Henry Care created and broadly circulated this pamphlet that contained these enactments, along with concise commentary drawn from Coke's Institutes. Care's pamphlet, which appeared in several American editions throughout the eighteenth century, was exceedingly popular in North America." (Library of Congress) This text was an important source for many of the works of the founding fathers including "The Excellent Privilege of Liberty" (1687) by William Penn. It was used as inspiration for drafting the Virginia Declaration of Rights by George Mason, and Jefferson had two copies in his library. "The importation from England, as well as the colonial publication, of English statutes and documents, law reports and juristic treatises, diffused, especially in the eighteenth century, a knowledge of the Common and Statutory Law, and thus acted as a very considerable factor in the extension of its principlesâ€"including the principles of Magna Carta and the English Constitutionâ€"throughout the colonies. Prominent among the books in the hands of the colonists were those dealing with the rights and liberties of Englishmen. Thus, among the first seven books printed in the colonies. [was] the fifth edition of Henry Care's "'English Liberties or the Freeborn Subjects' Inheritance' (1721). of which contained Magna Carta, the Petition of Right, the Habeas Corpus Act, and various other English statutes, as well as some of the leading English constitutional decisions and a general account of the liberties of the subject, trial by jury, and other constitutional matters." (The Influence of Magna Carta on American Constitutional Development. By H. D. Hazeltine, M.A., Litt.D. The Liberty Fund) Maxwell and Maxwell I, p. 154. Wing C515. Not in ESTC; Cf. R31286 HBS 68987. $8,500.