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LIVES AND BLOODY EXPLOITS OF THE MOST NOTED PIRATES, THEIR TRIALS AND EXECUTIONS, Including Correct Accounts of the Late Piracies Committed in the West Indies, and the Expedition of Commodore Porter; Also, Those Committed on the Brig Mexican, Who Were Executed at Boston, in 1835

Piracy Pirates] First Expanded Edition thus, including the writing that appeared first in "The History of the Pirates" published in 1825, but here with additions including the report of the execution of the pirates at Boston in 1835. With a title-page vignette and 13 engraved plates of harrowing exploits at sea. 8vo, in full contemporary tree calf, the spine with remnants of gilt decorated labels. 298 pp. The text is well preserved, rather clean with the typical occasional foxing scattered throughout, the stitches sturdy, the binding is rather worn, two leaves, an end leaf and another removed at the front and one at the rear of the book. A SCARCE IMPRINT, WORLDCAT LISTS ONLY 13 COPIES OF THIS ISSUE, EARLIER ISSUES ARE EVEN MORE RARE. The pirates whose lives are chronicled being: Captain Mission, Captain Bowen, Captain Kidd, Captain Tew, Captain Halsey, Captain White, Captain Condent, Captain Bellamy, Captain Fly,Captain Howard, Captain Lewis, Captain Cornelius, Captain Williams, Captain Burgess, and Captain North. Further accounts are given of John Auger and seven others tried and executed at Nassau. To this is added the account of the more recent piracies in the West Indies and Commodore Porter's expedition. Even at this late date, there was one last wave of piracy in the Americas. As the author states, "The public mind has been much agitated by the depredations of these enemies of all laws, human and divine. It is strange, that in this enlightened age, when the principles of civil liberty are so well understood, and when the doctrines of the rights of man are gaining so many adherents both in this country and in Europe, that there should be found men so lost to every good principle, as to pursue such a predatory warfare against defenseless people; and with the slightest pretext, butcher those unfortunate fellow creatures who may fall in their way. And it is no less astonishing, as piracy does exist, that all civilized governments have not combined to suppress this horrid practice and teach these refractory and deluded men, that the arm of justice is not shortened, or the rulers of the earth asleep. Our government has taken a forward step to arrest these free-booters in their blood-thirsty projects, and no doubt the expedition which was under the command of that gallant officer, Commodore Porter, has done much towards putting down this nefarious practice in the West-India seas."
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NARRATIVE OF THE INDIAN WARS IN NEW ENGLAND, From the First Planting Thereof In the Year 1607, to the Year 1677: Containing A Relation of the Occasion, Rise and Progress of the War With the Indians, in the Southern, Western, Eastern and Northern Parts of Said Country

Indian Wars] Hubbard William A handsome early 19th century printing of this important Colonial text, with the preface to the Boston 1775 second edition included. This is a very early Stockbridge imprint, two years prior to the more common Roxbury imprint. 8vo, bound in full contemporary American tree calf, the spine richly decorated in a repeated vine motif in gilt, and with a red morocco label gilt lettered and stippled. vii, 375, 6 (subscriber's list) pp. A very well preserved and surprisingly fresh copy, with very little spotting, especially for a book of the period, a bit of expected general age toning, a bit of the paper of the front blanks excised, the binding solid and attractive with some expected rubbing to the soft calf at the edges, one hinge starting. A RARE EARLY STOCKBRIDGE IMPRINT. This is a handsome reprinting of Hubbard's great history of the earliest Indian affairs and wars in New England. The author was one of the first nine graduates at Harvard College, a member of the class graduated at the first commencement ceremony in 1642. He later served as President of Harvard College. Willard's Stockbridge printing of Hubbard's famous book on King Philip's War and he attached Indian Wars is not only much scarcer than the Roxbury imprint, but also more scarce than either of the Danbridge or Worcester printings as well.
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MEMOIRS OF KING ABDULLAH OF TRANSJORDAN Edited by Philip P. Graves With an Introduction by R. J. C. Broadhurst

Middle East; TransJordan; Jordan]; Abdullah King First edition. With a frontispiece from a 1947 photograph, a reproduction of the Eric Kennington portrait of Abdullah from "Seven Pillars of Wisdom", and a third photograph, all on glossy plates. Small 8vo, publisher's original red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, in the scarce original dustjacket printed in black and purple. 278pp. A very nice copy, the paper a touch mellowed as is common and with foxing along the edges of the plates with offset, the red cloth especially bright and fresh, fine and sturdy and clean, the jacket attractive with no fading to the purple, just some light general age and minor soiling. FIRST EDITION OF THE MEMOIRS OF ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST AND A KEY PLAYER IN THE ARAB REVOLT. It was published only a year prior to his assassination. In 1915 Abdullah encouraged his father to enter into correspondence with Sir Henry McMahon, British high commissioner in Egypt, about Arab independence from Turkish rule. This correspondence in turn led to the Arab Revolt against the Ottomans. During that revolt Abdullah commanded the Arab Eastern Army. Abdullah's relations with the famous British Captain T. E. Lawrence were not good, and as a result, Lawrence spent most of his time in the Hejaz serving with Abdullah's brother, Faisal, who commanded the Arab Northern Army. Abdullah would go on to become Emir of Transjordan and later King of Jordan; whereas Faisal would become King of Iraq and Syria.
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WRITINGS.Together With The Life by J. W. Cross

Eliot George 25 volumes. The Warwickshire Edition. Wonderfully illustrated with engraved frontispieces and with dozens of fine photogravure plates. 8vo, in the handsome original three-quarter brown morocco over red marbled boards, the spines with raised bands creating four gilt framed compartments with large gilt centerpieces and corners, and two gilt ruled compartments gilt lettered, red marbled endpapers, t.e.g. A nice and handsome set, internally quite fresh and clean, just a hint of age mellowing, a few leaves opened carelessly, a leaf here or there with tear, the spines very handsome with bright gilt, the shoulders rubbed just a bit, the hinges all still firm and strong, some very minor rubbing at the edges or tips. GEORGE ELIOT'S WORKS IN A FINELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION INCLUDING ALL OF HER CLASSIC NOVELS. It also includes a short biographical piece written by her husband, John Cross. Under her 'George Eliot' pen name Mary Ann Evans became on of the leading writers of the Victorian era. Her seven novels, most of which are set in provincial England, are known for their realism and psychological insight. Her novel Middlemarch has been described by the novelists Martin Amis and Julian Barnes as the greatest novel in the English language. Although female authors were published under their own names during her lifetime, she wanted to escape the stereotype of women's writing being limited to lighthearted romances. She also wanted to have her fiction judged separately from her already extensive and widely known work as an editor and critic.
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COMPLETE POETRY & SELECTED PROSE AND LETTERS. Edited by Emory Holloway.

Whitman Walt First edition, first issue by the Nonesuch Press. Illustrated title-page. Thick 8vo, very handsomely bound in full green morocco by Bayntun-Riviere of Bath, the spine with raised bands, the compartments with central gilt tool, one compartment lettered in gilt, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. xxxix, 1116 pp. A fine copy in excellent condition, extremely fresh for Depression era paper, the binding very well prserved with only very light mellowing to the green of the spine. VERY HANDSOME COPY OF THE FIRST NONESUCH WHITMAN IN A SELDOM ENCOUNTERED FINE BINDING. The text includes all the poems known down to date and adds the uncollected and rejected poems. In addition, over 300 pages of prose works have been included and a substantial body of the letters including many to his family and literary contemporaries. Holloway has added a preface and a substantial biographical and bibliographical chronology, but he considered the great worth of his work to be that he had created a compendious edition of Whitman’s work, needed because Whitman did in fact contain "multitudes and was, himself, like his nation, constantly growing." The COMPLETE WRITINGS, issued by Whitman’s literary executors in 1902 was hardly complete, and so this volume to gather the "great mass of poetry and prose important to.tracing the evolution of America’s great poet." Copies of the first Nonesuch Edition are surprisingly rare, and due to the paper standards of the late 1930s are exceptionally so in this condition.
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TOMB OF TUT ANKH AMEN, Discovered by the Late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter

Carter Howard and Mace, A. C 3 volumes. First editions, volume one being fourth impression of the first edition. With over 400 illustrations from photographs. 8vo, beautifully and intriguingly bound in full impressed calf, the upper covers with finely designed central ornamental panels depicting ancient Egyptian pictorial scenes and executed in the colours, green, blue, orange, red and black, borders with single fillet lines in blind, the lower covers with central ornamental device using the same colours as those implemented on the upper covers, spines with single lettering label gilt. xxiii, 223, index; xxxiv, 269, index; 243, index. A very fine and bright set, the bindings in excellent condition, internally very pleasing as well with both text-blocks and illustrations beautifully preserved. VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITIONS IN UNUSUALLY PLEASING BINDINGS DEPICTING ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SCENES. The story of what must be the most famous archaeological excavation of all time, with the possible exception of Schliemann's discovery of Troy. Carter writes that the feeling of awe was overwhelming when, after clearing the stairway and steep descending passage, he entered the Antechamber to the tomb, where he beheld in the hypogeum for the first time the splendor of Imperial Egypt dated fourteen centuries before Christ. The sight was so gorgeous, so sumptuous in its splendour as to be bewildering, almost overwhelming. And the extent of the discovery took he and his companions by utter surprise both in its totality and in the fact that it was utterly intact. It has remained so to this day. Both awe inspiring and bewildering whenever the treasures are beheld, they are only the fruits plucked from one of the most extraordinary and exciting archeological adventures ever made. The story of the travails and successes of the expedition and its members remains even today as one of the great books of modern history. Complete first edition sets handsomely bound are very scarce indeed.
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HISTORY OF PHILIP’S WAR, Commonly Called the Great Indian War, of 1675 and 1676. Also, Of the French and Indian Wars at the Eastward, in 1689, 1690, 1692, 1696, and 1704. With Numerous Notes to Explain the Situation of the Places of Battles, the Particular Geography of the Ravaged Country and the Lives of the Principal Persons Engaged in Those Wars. Also, an Appendix Containing an Account of the Treatment of the Natives by the Early Voyagers, the Settlement of N. England by the Forefathers, the Pequot War, Narratives of Persons Carried into Captivity, Anecdotes of the Indians, and the Most Important Late Indian Wars to the Time of the Creek War

Indian Wars; Native American]; Church, Thomas [and] Drake Samuel G An early printing and a scarce Exeter imprint. With an engraved frontispiece of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth and a reproduction of the original 1716 title-page. 8vo, in full period calf, the spine with gilt ruled bands and gilt lettering. xvi, 360 pp. A very solid and well preserved example, text block in good order with some of the expected mellowing or evidence of age, the binding completely original, it shows some wear and rubbing, the joints starting. IMPORTANT SOURCE MATERIAL ON THESE EARLY CONFLICTS BETWEEN NEW ENGLAND COLONISTS AND NATIVE AMERICANS. Most of the material here drawn is from Benjamin Church's original text of 1716. This was based on firsthand experience; Church was commissioned by Josiah Winslow, the Governor of the Plymouth Colony, to form the first ranger company for King Philip's War. He fought during King Philip's War (1675–1678) on the New England frontier against the Wampanoag, Nipmuck and Podunk tribes of Indians. Over 35 other works from the period were consulted in producing this compendium text. Those include Penhollow's "Wars of New England", Hubbard's "New England History", Belknap's "American Biography". and Hoyt's "Antiquarian Researches".
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JEW THE GYPSY AND EL ISLAM. Edited with a Preface and brief notes by by W. H. Wilkins

Burton Sir Richard First edition, large paper issue. Frontispiece portrait of Burton with facsimile of his signature. 8vo, bound in three quarter blue/gray calf over blue cloth boards, the spine with two gilt trimmed and lettered black morocco labels, t.e.g. xix, 351. A very pleasing copy of this work, rarely found in fine condition. The text quite fresh with just a bit of mellowing to the prelims, the binding attractive, very well preserved and essentially fine. The first signature a bit loose as is frequently found due to tipped in frontispiece on stiff paper. VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN ITS BEST FORMAT. A collection of three important essays which remained unpublished until 1898. Material for the first was collected while in the consular service at Damascus from 1869-71, but the manuscript was not finished until 1874 while in London. Twice he considered publishing it, but each time was advised to withhold it due to its anti-Semitic content. "The Jew" is an ethnographic study of the Jewish population that Burton witnessed while undercover during his two years in Damascus. "Since Burton ascribed to the Jews special virtues he knew himself to possess in abundance, what emerged was not a stereotyped anti-Semitic tract but a study in identification and ambivalence." To this day, it is considered somewhat of an embarrassment to Burton biographers and devotees. Even Wilkins, the editor of the present volume, could not bring himself to publish the most injurious portions found in the appendix . Burton began his research for "The Gypsy" while he was a lieutenant in the Bombay Army quartered at Sindh, and continued gathering material for the next thirty years in his travels mostly in Asia, but also in Africa, South America, and Europe. In contrast to his harsh views of the Jews, he felt a close affinity to the Gypsies. As his wife stated, although it was not certain whether he himself had Gypsy lineage, "‘he showed many of their peculiarities in appearance, disposition, and speech--speaking Romany like themselves. Nor did we ever enter a Gypsy camp without their claiming him: ‘What are you doing with a black coat on?’ they would say; ‘why don’t you join us and be our King?’" Burton’s close emotional tie to the Gypsy psyche make this ethnographic study especially rich and worthwhile. The last essay was probably written soon after his famous pilgrimage to Mecca in 1853, about the time of the poem "The Kasidah." It was most likely left unpublished so that Burton could expand and complete it over time. It provides an insider’s look at the Muslim faith and way of life, since Burton lived amongst Arab pilgrims and visited their most sacred pilgrimage sites. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of Arabic language, sexual practices and life. His work "reveals a profound acquaintance with the vocabulary and customs of the Muslims, with their classical idiom," [Ency Britt] as well as colloquialisms, philosophy, modes of thought and intimate details.
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OUR JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD An Illustrated Record of a Year’s Travel of Forty Thousand Miles Through India, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Palestine, Greece, Turkey, Italy, France, Spain, Etc. With GLIMPSES OF LIFE IN FAR OFF LANDS AS SEEN THROUGH A WOMAN’S EYES

World Tour] Clark Rev. Francis E. [and] Mrs. Harriet E First edition, sold only by subscription. Superbly illustrated with steel-engraved portraits and upwards of two hundred choice engravings mainly from instantaneous photographs taken from life and reproduced in facsimile by eminent artists, and with a map of the authors' journey, which is a large fold-out map printed in colour. Tall 8vo, publisher's original decorated brown cloth, the covers handsomely embossed in blind, the upper cover with a gilt title vignette featuring a steamship, stylized letters and facsimile signatures of the authors, the spine similarly decorated all over in gilt travel motifs, botanical endpapers. xxxvi, 641pp. A surprisingly fresh and clean copy, the text solid, bright and with virtually none of the spotting common to books of the period, the tiny bit there is confined to the prelims only, the hinges firm, the binding tight and well preserved, very minor mellowing only. The map very neatly separated at some fold lines. FIRST EDITION OF THIS FASCINATING LATE 19TH CENTURY TOUR OF THE WORLD GIVEN FROM TWO POINTS OF VIEW; that of Rev. Clark, President of the United Society of Christian Endeavor, and that of his wife. Rev. Clark's organization was at that time growing from a single New England church in Portland into a great interdenominational organization, which by 1908 had more than 3,500,000 members scattered throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, South Africa, India, Japan and China. This is a wonderfully illustrated travelogue from the days when a trip of this scale accomplished in a single year was just becoming possible. It is richly descriptive, well written, and filled with interesting facts. Rev. Clark's writing is also free of the dismissive criticism of other cultures so common in Missionary and other travel books of the period.
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REVISED REPORT MADE TO THE LEGISLATURE OF PENNSYLVANIA, RELATIVE TO THE SOLDIERS’ NATIONAL CEMETERY AT GETTYSBURG, Embracing an Account of the Origin of the Undertaking; Address of Ho. Edward Everett at the Consecration’ With the Dedicatory Speech of President Lincoln, and other Other Exercises of that Event; Together With the Address of Maj. Gen. O. O. Howard, Delivered July 4, 1866, Upon the Dedication of the Soldiers’ Nation Monument, and the Other Proceedings Upon that Occasion

Lincoln, Abraham; Gettysburg] Wills David et al First edition, includes a very early printing of Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address. With an engraved frontispiece of the National Monument to be erected; a fold out map of the National Cemetery, and a map of the battlefields of Gettysburg. Small 4to, publisher's original brown cloth, blind embossed and lettered on both covers and the spine. 282pp. A very fresh and well preserved copy, especially considering the paper used in its production, the brown cloth bright and unfaded with strong hinges, a little wear at the head of the spine otherwise quite fine indeed. The text solid and clean with just a little spotting at the prelims, the ghosts of two tree leaves once pressed within the book haunt the gutter of one page-spread. FIRST EDITION. CONTAINS AN EARLY PRINTING OF LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS; one of the greatest and most influential statements of American national purpose and one of the greatest examples of American oration. Included along with Lincoln's speech is the much longer and rousing 'Gettysburg Address' of Edward Everett, which the original audience considered to be the primary event of the day. A full 122 pages are used to list the names of the soldiers already buried in the cemetery.