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The Protocols of Used Bookstores. A Guide to Dealing with Certain Perils Which Could be Encountered in a Used Bookstore. By David Mason.
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SIGNED by Margaret Atwood

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1. ATWOOD, Margaret. Bodily Harm.
(Don Mills): McClelland & Stewart, 1981. First edition. Signed by Atwood. 8vo., cloth. Fine in dustwrapper.   
$100.00

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2. BENNETT, Arnold. Don Juan de Marana. A Play in Four Acts.
London: Privately Printed for Subscribers Only by T. Werner Laurie Ltd., 1923. 1 of 1000 copies signed by Bennett. Tall 8vo., cream paper spine, grey/green paper boards, paper label. About fine in a dustwrapper with a bit of rubbing to the spine ends.    
$200.00

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3. BRADBURY, Ray. A Medicine For Melancholy.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1959. First edition. 8vo., cloth, 240pp. Lower corner of upper board slightly bumped otherwise a fine copy in a very good dustjacket.    
$375.00

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4. CHEEVER, John. The Day the Pig Fell Into the Well.
Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1978. 1 of 275 copies signed by Cheever. Tall 8vo., paper boards with cloth spine, 23pp. Slight indent to book bottom right corner otherwise fine.   
$150.00

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5. Children's Series Books. A wonderful selection of Children's series books including Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames, Bomba, Bobbsey Twins, Dana Girls, Judy Bolton and more.


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6. (Children's) KING, Martha B. Deer Stories... Pictures in Third Dimension.
Chicago: Dickery Co., (c. 1936). 4to., pictorial wrappers, 32pp. With illustrations in 3D. With 3D glasses. Minor wear to the back cover, slight wear to edges otherwise near fine. With "Ortho-Scope" glasses inserted in the original pocket inside the front cover.  
$150.00

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7. COHEN, Leonard. The Energy Of Slaves.
(Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1972). First edition. 8vo., cloth, 127pp. Fine in the white d/w which is a bit soiled o/w about fine.   
$125.00

Inscribed by ROBERTSON DAVIES

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8. DAVIES, Robertson. The Mirror of Nature.
Toronto: University of Toronto Press, (1983). First edition (no hardcover issue). Inscribed by Davies. 8vo., pictorial wrappers. 129pp. Fine.
$150.00

A Selection of SIGNED J.P. Donleavy
 

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9. DONLEAVY, J.P. The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman.
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, (1977). First Delacorte edition. (preceded by Franklin Library). Signed by the author. 8vo., cloth. Fine in dustwrapper.
$75.00
 

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10. DONLEAVY, J.P. Meet My Maker the Mad Molecule.
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, n.d. First edition thus signed by Donleavy. 8vo., cloth. Fine in a price clipped dustwrapper that has some soiling and wear to extremities.     
$150.00
 

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11. DONLEAVY, J.P. The Onion Eaters.
New York: Delacorte, (1971). First edition. Signed by the author. 8vo., cloth. Fine in dustwrapper.   
$75.00
 

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12. DONLEAVY, J.P. Schultz.
(New York): Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, (1979). First edition. With a presentation inscription from the author. 8vo., cloth. Fine in dustwrapper.
$125.00

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13. (ALs). DUMAS, Alexander. Autograph Letter signed by Dumas and dated 1855.
No place, 1855.  Note is approx. 4 1/4" x 6 3/4" in size. Minor tanning to the note, light fold marks otherwise fine. Frame size is 14 1/2" x 16 1/2". Letter in French, translation reads: "My dear Paul, I had told you there that you could present yourself at Cadot's who had the money to give you. As for Boule, you know that he cannot be counted on, since I am obliged to complete the differences. All to you. Alex. Dumas"  
$950.00

SIGNED JOHN FANTE From BLACK SPARROW PRESS
 

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14. FANTE, John. As The Dust. Preface by Charles Bukowski.
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1980. First edition thus, 1 of 250 copies signed by Fante. 8vo., original cloth backed boards. Lower corner of upper board slightly bumped o/w fine without dustwrapper as issued.   
$650.00
 

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15. FANTE, John. Dreams From Bunker Hill.
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1982. First edition, 1 of 200 copies signed by Fante. 8vo., original cloth backed boards. Fine without dustwrapper as issued.
$350.00
 

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16. FANTE, John. Wait Until Spring, Bandini.
Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1983. First edition thus, originally published 1938, 1 of 200 copies signed by the author. 8vo., original cloth backed boards. Fine without dustwrapper as issued.     
$400.00

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17. GIODANO, da Rivalto. Prediche del beato F. Giordano da Rivalto dell "Ordine de'Predicatori.
Fiernze: Stampeiria di P.G. Viviani, 1739. First edition. From the library of Stillman Drake with his bookplate. 4to., full contemporary vellum, l, (1)-324pp. [ (26), Qq4, R6]. Lightly soiled o/w near fine. Graesse 3: p.86, Brunet II, Ebert 8536.
$650.00

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18. GRAVES, Robert. Love Respelt Again.
New York: Doubleday, 1969. First U.S. edition, 1 of 1000 copies signed. 8vo., cloth, unpaginated. Fine in dustwrapper.    
$250.00

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19. (ALs). HAGGARD, H. Rider. Autograph Letter signed by Haggard and dated 1855.
London, 1888.  Note is approx. 4 1/2" x 7" in size on "Telegrams, 'Headsail' London." letterhead, with portrait matted separately within the same frame. Frame size is 18" x 13". The note has some smudging along the right side (see close up) and minor tanning otherwise fine. "6. Nov. 88. Dear sir. W. Jackson asks me to write to you to arrange about your sketch of me. I shall be here and morning this week up to luncheon time if that will suit you, except Saturday when I go out about 12.30. Truly yours. H. Rider Haggard."
$1,000.00

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20. HAUFF, W. (Wilhelm). Sämmtliche Werke.
Stuttgart: Friedrich Brodhag..., 1837. Ten volumes in four. 8vo., contemporary half calf, marble boards, leather labels. Bookplate, boards rubbed a very good set. Wilhelm Hauff [1802-1827] German poet and novelist.
$500.00

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21. (History) SCHIMMELPENNICK, M.A. (Mary Anne). Select Memoirs of Port Royal. To Which are Appended Tour to Alet, Gift of An Abbess, Visit to Port Royal, Biographical Notices, Etc. Taken From Original Documents.
London: Longmans, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts, 1858. In three volumes. Fifth edition. 8vo., original rust cloth, xxxiv, 324, vi, 334, (2)pp. ads, (iv), 327pp. A fine, bright copy. Mary Anne Schimmelpennick (1778-1856) author, born in Birmingham. Both parents were members of the Society of Friends and Mary Anne was raised quite strictly. A timid and imaginative child, she expressed her flair for writing in her teens when she wrote fake Elizabethan manuscripts connected with Mary, Queen of Scots, and buried them with two skulls and planted an oak tree to stall their discovery for 300 years. Her parents encouraged her literary pursuits and Mary went to visit Mrs. Barbauld in London. In 1806 Mary Anne married but by 1811 her husband was experiencing extreme financial difficulties, and a quarrel led Mary Anne to break with her family. Schimmelpennick turned her full attention to writing in order to earn a living. About this time, Hannah More sent her some of the writings of the Port Royalists. In 1813 Schimmelpennick published a compilation based on one of the volumes, "Narrative of a Tour to La Grande Chartreuse and Alet, by Dom Claude Lancelot." This was soon followed by a second edition. She continued her investigations into Port Royalists and in 1815 she visited Port Royal. In 1816 she published "Narrative of the Demolition of the Monastery of Port Royal Des Champs." In 1829 this work and its predecessor were published with additions under the above title, "Select Memoirs of Port Royal" which included sketches of the most celebrated Port Royalists.
$450.00

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22. (History - American) BUNKLEY, Josephine. Miss Bunkley's Book. The Testimony Of An Escaped Novice From The Sisterhood Of St. Joseph, Emmettsburg, Maryland...
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855. First edition. 8vo., original brown blindstamped cloth, xii, (13)-338, (10)pp. ads. Bookplate o/w a fine, bright copy. "In the early hours of November 9, 1854, seventeen year old Josephine Bunkley leaped from a convent window to escape ten months of what she described as slave labor, physical abuse, emotional torment and imminent threat of sexual coercion." Over the next months she wrote an account of her experiences. The first account was pirated and rewritten by a New York publisher but Bunkley took the publishers to court and successfully stopped publication. Her own "authorized" version appeared in 1855.
$400.00

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23. (History - England).  ANON. A Description of the Colleges, Halls, Public Buildings, and Other Objects Worthy of Notice in Oxford; With An Account of the Terms, Degrees, & c. of the Members of the University. 
Oxford: J. Ham, 1829. 8vo., cont. full leather, gilt borders on both covers, gilt decoration on the spine, inner dentelles gilt, A.E.G., (87)pp. Some foxing, endpapers marked otherwise a fine copy of a pretty book.
$300.00

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24. (History - England) PERKS, Sydney. The Scheme for a Thames Embankment After the Great Fire of London.
London: W. H. Smith & Son, Arden Press, n.d. Reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, 3rd ser., vol. 31, 1924. Inscribed presentation copy "To Mrs. Ernest Doxford, With love from the author." 4to., special binding, half-leather, raised bands, with "Mrs. ERNEST DOXFORD" in gilt under the title, 19pp. Some wear to the covers, minor fading to back cover upper half otherwise near fine.
$200.00

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25. (History - Ireland). MILL, John Stuart. Chapters and Speeches on the Irish Land Question.
London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyers, 1870. First edition. 8vo., contemporary blue half calf, cloth, raised bands, gilt compartments, leather spine labels, 125pp. Spine very slightly faded otherwise a fine copy.
$650.00

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26. (Illustrated). (POGANY, Willy). WAGNER, Richard. Tannhauser A Dramatic Poem by ... Freely Translated in Poetic Narrative Form by W.T. Rolleston. Presented by Willy Pogany.
London: George C. Harrap, nd. 4to., orig. black cloth decorated in gilt. With 12 tipped in colour plates, and 10 tipped in black and white plates. Gift inscription otherwise a fine copy in a dustwrapper which has some light chipping to the top of the spine but is in fact near fine.
$350.00

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27. INTERNATIONAL, THE. A Review of the World’s Progress. Edited by Dr. Rodolphe Broda.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1907-09. Tall 8vo., brown wrappers Vol. 1 No. 1 – Vol. 7 No. 25. 25 issues. The first 25 issues complete. The International was a monthly political magazine that was published simultaneously in English, French, and German. Edited by Rodolphe Broda, a prolific French socialist academic, it focused on socialist issues around the world and contained contributions from writers such as Walter Crane, Maxim Gorky, W.T. Stead, Sidney Webb, J.A. Hobson, Harold Begbie and Charles Dilke.
$750.00

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28. LONGINUS, Dionysius. [Title in Greek] ... De Sublimitate Commentarius, Quem Nova Versione Donavit Perpetuis Notis Illustravitt & partim Manuscriptorum ope, partim conjectura, emendavit, (additis etieam omnibus ejusdem Auctoris Frangmentis) Zacharias Pearce...
Amstelaedami (Amsterdam): Apub R. & J. Wetstenios & G. Smith, 1733. Third edition of the Pearce edition. 8vo., full contemporary vellum, xliv, 372pp. [*,**8,***6,A-Z8, Aa2]. With a frontispiece. There is a dark stain measuring one inch at the top of the spine, a small stain on the upper cover o/w this is a near fine, clean copy. Longinus [c.213-273] Greek rhetorician and philosopher of the Neoplatonic school. Of his numerous rhetorical, philosophical and critical works, only fragments remain. The authorship of the above title, one of the earliest and most important and influential works on the subject, was long attributed to Longinus, but it is now agreed that the unknown author lived in the first century. (more)
$750.00

H. L. MENCKEN Signed Note on American Mercury Letterhead

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29. (ANs). MENCKEN, H. L. (Henry Louis). Autograph typed letter signed and dated November 30, 1929 on The American Mercury Letterhead.
New York, November, 30, 1929.  Note is approx. 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" in size, with portrait matted separately within the same frame. Note has large ink stain to top left corner (see closeup) otherwise near fine. Frame size is 12 1/2" x 19 1/2". "November 30, 1929. Dear Mr. Halper: I have your letter asking me to autograph a picture and it is a pleasure to do so. I enclose it herewith. Sincerely yours".
$450.00

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30. MILTON, John. Paradise Lost. A Poem, In Twelve Books... From The Text of Thomas Newton... (WITH); Paradise Regain'd. A Poem In Four Books. To which is added Samson Agonistes: And Poems Upon Several Occasions. From the Text of Thomas Newton.
Birmingham: Printed for John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson in London, 1758. In two volumes. First Baskerville edition. Small 4to., 19th century half calf, marble boards, (28), (1)-416; lxix, 390pp. Some light rubbing otherwise a near fine copy.
$1,500.00

311 Issues of the Mid-Week Pictorial - Including the First!

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31. New York Times. Mid-Week Pictorial War Extra (Later Mid-Week Pictorial).
(New York): New York Times, 1914-1920. 311 issues in total. 4to., pictorial wrappers. Profusely illustrated. Condition ranges from very good to fine, with most issues being of near fine or better condition. Excepting Vol 3 no. 25 Aug 1916 this is a complete run from Sept. 9, 1914 (the first issue) to Aug. 19, 1920. Each issue contains approx. 20 to 24 pages. "In 1914 (22 years before the inception of "Life" magazine), the "New York Times" began publishing "Mid-Week Pictorial" to absorb a flood of war pictures pouring in from Europe. Several sociological and technological forces shaped "Mid-Week Pictorial" as a pioneer of American photojournalism magazines, including the development of the halftone process, and later the rotogravure process. The strength of "Mid-Week Pictorial" was its use of several large, well-reproduced photographs to illustrate important world news events. With the coming of peace, editors of "Mid-Week" realized that changes in the magazine would be necessary, and the magazine was slowly transformed from one of "news" photographs to a feature magazine. After a period of declining circulation, the magazine was sold in 1936 to Monte Bourjaily, who transformed the weekly by adding staff photographers and photo essays, expanding the magazine, and improving the layout to present the news in pictures as well as in text. The new format included serial novels, book excerpts, and cartoons, as well as wire photographs, and movie, theatre, fashion, and sports news. Largely ignored by historians, the four month period between its sale to Bourjaily and its demise in 1937 brought innovations significant to American magazine photojournalism. Despite those innovations, "Mid-Week" failed just as the heavily promoted "Life" magazine was selling one million copies. But it had adopted a photojournalistic format before "Life," and so deserves recognition for its contributions to pictorial journalism. (HTH)" from an article published in Pioneer American Photojournalism Magazine written by Keith Kenney.
$2,500.00

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32. ORWELL, George. Animal Farm.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1946). First U.S. edition in the first issue d/w. 8vo., cloth, 118pp. About fine in d/w with rubbing and slight wear to the edges but certainly very good.    
$350.00

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33. (Philosophy) LOCKE, John. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding. In Four Books. Written by John Locke.
London: Printed for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch..., 1735. In two volumes. "The Eleventh edition." 8vo., full contemporary calf, raised bands, single gilt decoration in the compartments, leather spine labels, (32), 372; (16), 340, (28)pp. Some light wear to the heads of the spines but o/w a near fine copy.  
$1,000.00

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34. PLATO. Platonis De Rebus divinis dialogi selecti Graece et Latine... in commodas sectiones kispertiti, annexo ipsarum indice.
Cantabrigiae (Cambridge): Ex Officina Joann. Hayes, Impensis Joann. Creed, 1673. First collection of Plato's Dialogues published in England. 8vo., full contemporary calf, this copy has been professionally rebacked with a dark brown calf spine, recent leather label, (xvi), 258pp. (p. 258 misnumbered "248.") [A-R8, S2]. Rebacked as described above, hole in A2 affecting the words in 2 lines, corners of rear board chipped away, but certainly a very good copy.
$1,500.00

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35. (School Life) CORBIN, John. School Boy Life in England. An American View by...
New York: Harper & Bros., 1898. Probable first. 8vo., pictorial cloth, (226)pp. With illustrations. Fine.
$150.00

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36. (Science) ALGAROTTI, Francesco. Il Newtonianismo Per Le Dame, Ovvero Dialoghi Sopra La Luce, I Colori, E L'Attrazione... Novella edizione, emendata ed accrescuita.
Napoli: A spese di Giambatista Pasquale, 1739. A new edition. (First published 1737--see Babson 145). With the bookplate of Stillman Drake. 8vo., full contemporary vellum, (28), 303, (1)pp. [a8, b6, A-T8]. Name inked out on the titlepage, worming to top of the upper cover and top of the spine and causing a crack across the top portion of the upper cover, (the worming does not affect the interior), otherwise a fine, clean copy. "First published in 1737 this was the first successful popularization of Newton, in six dialogues, written by an Italian philosopher and friend of Frederick the Great and Voltaire. Translated into English and French.....the last dialogue treats of gravitation." (Babson145) The above revised edition has a dedication to Her Sacred Imperial Majesty of All the Russias, four laudatory poems in English, an advertisement, a letter to Fontenelle which takes the place of a preface, and a sonnet by Voltaire. At the end, are Letters about the New System of Optics by Giovanni Rizzetti." (Babson 146). Francesco Algarotti [1712-1764] Italian philosopher and writer on art, studied at Rome and Bologna. Algarottie went to Paris in 1732 where he enjoyed the friendship of Voltaire, and produced his great work, the above "Newtonianismo...." a work on optics. It was translated into English in 1739 as "Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy explained for the Use of Ladies..." He was a man of wide knowledge, learned in art and music, and the friend of most of the leading authors' of his time.    
$1,500.00

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37. (Science) BEST, Charles H. Selected Papers of Charles H. Best...
(Toronto): University of Toronto Press, (1963). First edition. With a presentation inscription from Best reading "For Elizabeth and Sam Lunenfeld with affectionate regards from Margaret & Charley Best, August 12, 1963." Tall thick 8vo., cloth, 723pp. A near fine copy in dustjacket with some wear to the edges but still very good. Samuel Lunenfeld is acknowledged on p.291 of this work with Best stating that the study was "supported in part by the Samuel Lunenfeld Charitable Foundation."   
$165.00

William HARVEY NONESUCH PRESS Limited Edition

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38. (Science - Medicine) HARVEY, William. The Anatomical Exercises of Dr. William Harvey. De Motu Cordis 1628: De Circulatione Sanguinis 1649: The First English text of 1653 now newly edited by Geoffrey Keynes.
London: The Nonesuch Press, (1928). 1 of 1450 copies. 8vo., original full tan morocco, 202pp. Spine very slightly faded otherwise fine.
$650.00

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39. (Science - Psychiatry) FREUD, Sigm. Die Traumdeutung Von...(BOUND WITH): FREUD, Sigm. Der Wahn Und Die Traume In W. Jensens "Gradiva" von... (BOUND WITH): FREUD, Sigm. Der Witz Und Seine Beziehung Zum Unbewussten.
Leipzig: Franz Deuticke, 1909. Second edition, enlarged. Wien: Hugo Heller & Cie, 1907. First edition. Leipzig und Wien: Franz Deuticke, 1905. First edition. Tall 8vo., cont. half leather, raised bands, viii, 386, (3)pp; 82pp; 205pp. From the library of Dr. C.B. Farrar with his bookplate. Wear to the spine but otherwise a very good copy of three works by Freud which includes the second edition of "Interpretation of Dreams" and the first edition of "Der Witz....." a study on the relationship of jokes to the unconscious.
$2,500.00

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40. (Science - Psychiatry) MUELLER, Johannes. Ueber die phantastischen Gesichtserscheinungen. Eine physiologische Untersuchung mit einer physiologischen Urkunde des Aristoteles über den Traum, den Philosophen und Aerzten gewidmet.
Coblenz: Jacob Holscher, 1826. First edition. From the library of Dr. C.B. Farrar with his bookplate. Tall 8vo., rebound in modern blue cloth, x, 117pp. Scattered but light foxing, o/w a fine copy in a serviceable but not particularly attractive binding. Johannes Mueller [1801-1858] was the founder of scientific medicine in Germany, the greatest German physiologist of his time, and of the great medical naturalists. One of his principal contributions to science was his investigation of specific nerve energies. Mueller's Law of specific nerve energies gives expression to the faca that each sense organ gives rise to its own characteristic sensation and no other. This work includes his early studies in this field. Garrison & Morton 1456, Waller 6753.
$900.00

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41. (Science - Weather) HOPKINS, Thomas. On The Atmospheric Changes Which Produce Rain, Wind, Storms, and the Fluctuations of the Barometer. 
London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co., 1844. First edition. Tall 8vo., original green cloth, 98pp. with errata slip. With one table. Name, some dampstaining to the tops of the front and rear endpapers, some wear to the spine ends otherwise a near fine copy.
$225.00

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42. SINGER, Isaac Bashevis. Shosha.
New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1978. Later printing. Signed by Singer. 8vo., cloth. Fine in a price-clipped dustwrapper.
$150.00

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43. SIRI, Vittorio. Bollo di D. Vittorio Sir Consigliere Di Stato, Et Historiograso della Maesta Christianiss Nel Mercurio Veridico Del > Sig. Dottore Birago Al Serenissimo Sig. Principe De Modona Alfonso D'Este.
Modona: Per Bartolomeo Soliani, 1653. First edition. Small 4to., rebound in 20th century marble paper boards, label, (8), 232pp. [4 l. A-Ff4]. A fine copy. Vittorio Sir [1608-1685] born in Parma, studied literature and mathematics at a monastery. He published works on geometry that made his reputation and he became the chair of mathematics at Venice. He became acquainted with the Ambassador of France and developed a taste for political discussions and he acted as an interpreter in the negotiations between Austria and Spain. Siri had a great deal of influence in the inner courts of France and Modena and published political works.
$850.00

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44. (Travel - France, Belgium) MOENS, W. J. C. Through France and Belgium, By River and Canal, In The Steam Yacht "Ytene."
London: Hurst and Blackett, 1876. First edition. Tall 8vo., contemporary brown half morocco, marble boards, xii, 310, 16pp. ads. Spine very slightly faded o/w a fine copy.  
$250.00

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45. (Travel - Greece) MURE, William. Journal Of A Tour In Greece And The Ionian Islands, With Remarks On The Recent History--Present State---And Classical Antiquities of Those Countries.
Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1842. In two volumes. First edition. 8vo., original blue green cloth, (xviii), 291, (4)pp.ads; vi, 327pp. With illustrations and a folding map. Spines faded o/w a fine copy. Weber 343.     
$1,500.00

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46. (Travel - Russia) SEYMOUR, H.D. (Henry Danby). Russia On The Black Sea and Sea of Azof: Being the Narrative of Travels In The Crimea and Bordering Provinces; With Notices of the Naval, Military, and Commercial Resources of Those Countries.
London: John Murray, 1855. First edition. Tall 8vo., cont. half calf, marble boards, raised bands, leather spine label, xxiv, 361pp. With a frontispiece, plans and folding map at rear. Bookplate, chip out at foot of the spine but o/w a near fine copy. In his introduction Seymour states that "my original intention was to have compiled a summary of the history of the Caucasus, where I spent nearly three years, and to which a short account of the Crimea would only have served as an introduction. The increasing interest attaching to the latter subject, however, made me pay more attention to it; so that I now offer to the public some notices on that country and the shores of the Sea of Azof, without being able to add anything upon what I hoped to make the main subject of my inquiry..."
$750.00

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47. (ANs). WALPOLE, Hugh. Autograph note signed "With the best wishes (if I survive this pen) of Hugh Walpole - April 20 - 27".
No place, April 20, 1927.  Note is approx. 4" x 4 1/4" in size, with portrait matted separately within the same frame. Frame size is 7 1/2" x 14". Some tanning to the note otherwise fine. 
$250.00

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48. WILLIAMS, Tennessee. Stopped Rocking and Other Screenplays... With an Introduction by Richard Gilman.
New York: New Directions, (1984). First edition. 8vo., cloth, 384pp. Fine in dustwrapper. A collection of four scripts never produced, 'All Gaul is Divided' and 'The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond' from the fifties, and 'One Arm' and 'Stopped Rocking'.    
$65.00

SALEM WITCHCRAFT
 

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49. (Witchcraft) (Calef, Robert and Cotton Mather). FOWLER, Samuel P. (editor). Salem Witchcraft; Comprising More Wonders Of The Invisible World. Collected by Robert Calef; And Wonders Of The Invisible World, by Cotton Mather: Together With Notes And Explanations By Samuel P. Fowler.
Salem, Mass: H.P. Ives and A.A. Smith, 1861. First of this version reprinting earlier material. 8vo., original brown cloth, xxii, (23)-450pp. With damage p. 159/160 repaired with tape (see image) without loss of text, some chipping to the spine ends but still a very nice otherwise unworn copy. 
$500.00

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50. ZANOTTI, Giampietro Cavazzoni. Poesie Di...
Bologna: Nella Stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe, 1741. In two volumes. 8vo., contemporary vellum, leather spine labels, 450, (2); (24), 512pp. With an engraved frontispiece in volume one. Name, spime soiling but o/w a very good copy.    
$450.00

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