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21 Froude, James Anthony Short Studies on Great Subjects. Second Series
London Longmans, Green and Co. 1871 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1871. J.A. Froude (1818-1894) was an English historian who is generally regarded as an apologist for British Imperialism. He was rather notoriously unsympathetic to the Irish. Still, he is a good writer, and these academic lectures can be enjoyed for that alone. This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition, presented in a lovely Fine Binding. Marbled paper boards with calf leather tips and spine. The spine is highly deorated, with five raised bands, and filled with gilt. Clean text; 487 pages. Mildly bumped, and with typical rubbing at the margins, this remains an extremely attractive volume. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Half-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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22 Halasz, Nicholas Captain Dreyfus. The Story of a Mass Hysteria
New York Simon & Schuster 1955 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1955. The conviction of Dreyfus in 1894 put a face to French anti-Semitism. Through the efforts of Emile Zola, the case was reopened; he was exonerated and went on to serve in World War One. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing).Blue paper-covered boards with a gray linen spine; lettered in gilt. Clean text; 274 pages, indexed. This is a Review Copy, with card from publisher laid-in. The dustjacket is unclipped; tanning on the spine and the margins of the covers; small closed tear on front cover at the bottom. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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23 Headley, Hon. J.T. The Achievements of Stanley and Other African Explorers
Philadelphia, Springfield, Chicago, et.al. Hubbard Brothers, Et.al. 1878 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Philadelphia, Springfield, Chicago, et.al.: Hubbard Brothers, Et.al., 1878. Joel T. Headley (1813-1897), clergyman and newspaperman (he edited Horace Greeley's New York "Tribune"), wrote several popular histories, including works on the American Civil War and another, later volume on Stanley. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. The Title Page gives a bit of a summary of English imperial exploration: "Comprising all the late and really great achievements won in the exploration of the vast unknown region of equatorial Africa; chief among which are the finding of the lost Livingstone by Stanley, the explorations of the great lakes, the wonderful experiences of Sir Samuel W. Baker, in his remarkable expediation, with a small army, under royal authority, to the Central Lake Region by way of the Nile; the discoveries of Lieut. Cameron in his memorable overland journey across the entire continent from east to west; and the crowning triumph of all, won by the daring and intrepid Stanley, in facing a thousand perils by savages, cataracts, disease, wild beasts and starvation, but by an almost superhuman heroism, forcing his way down the dark river 2500 miles, and solving the great mystery by proving Livingstone's Lualaba verily the headwaters of the mighty CONGO. And thus opening a grand highway from the west coast to the heart and treasures of one of the most populous and productive continents of the globe." This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition. Large octavo in green cloth decorative binding. Ruled on the front cover with a reproduction of Stanley's signature; bright gilt lettering on the spine, with a figure carrying a canoe into water. Clean text; 605 pages, with a fold-out map. The corners are rubbed in a typical fashion for a large Victorian book; rear gutter cracked, but holding. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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24 Headley, P.C. The Life of Empress Josephine, First Wife of Napoleon
New York & Auburn Miller, Orton & Mulligan 1856 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York & Auburn: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1856. Headley wrote many popular bigraphies; he was active until the 1880s. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition (or possibly early reprint). Red cloth binding, stamped and ruled on the covers; spine lettering and decoration in gilt. Clean text; 383 pages, with three pages of publisher's adverts for popular bigraphies in the rear. Corners are bumped, spine has darkened and the gilt is dulled. Previous-owner signature on the FFEP. Text is quite bright, clear, and unfoxed, but the pages are rather stiff to turn. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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25 Hume, David The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Abdication of James the Second, 1688
New York Harper & Bros 1875 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York: Harper & Bros, 1875. Here is an attractive small set of Hume's famous "History" in a nicely decorative Victorian binding. Green cloth. with the covers ruled and decoratively stamped in black; the spines are gilt and black. Clean text; xxxii, 483 pages; xii, 526 pages; xv, 466 pages; and xvi, 572 pages. Volume One contains Hume's "My Own Life" and "A Letter from Adam Smith," both from 1776. The four volumes are in solid condition, Very Good to Very Good Plus condition. Harper published a six-volume set in the 1850s. There is no publication date for this smaller edition, but Quercus judges it to be circa 1875. Mild bumping and rubbing to the hear and foot of the spine. Very presentable on the shelf. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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26 Huxley, Aldous The Devils of Loudun
New York Harper & Bros 1953 Later Printing. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Harper & Bros, 1953. Huxley's "historical narrative" of religious hysteria in 17th-Century France. Originally published in 1952; this is a Fine copy of a Later Printing, one year later. Orange paper-covered boards with red cloth spine. Spine titles and decoration in black, red, and gilt. Clean text; 340 pages, indexed, and w2ith a bibliography. Exceptionally clean and bright. The dustjacket shows some light edgewear, with some creasing at the head of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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27 Krause, William E.F. The German-French War of 1870-71, and Its Influence Upon Future Generations
San Francisco Joseph Winterburn & Co. 1872 First Edition. Paperback Very Good Minus No Jacket 
San Francisco: Joseph Winterburn & Co., 1872. A contemporary view of what would lead to a series of conflicts in the coming 20th century; Krause was perhaps not prescient in his idea that England would have to ally itself morally with Germany's manifest destiny. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition, a scarce item even institutionally. Issued in wraps. Tan paper cover, printed in black and red. Clean text, very bright and supple; 142 pages. Quercus assigns a "minus" grading because the front cover, although present, is only delicatley attached. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good Minus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris. Reprinted from the London "Daily News," with Several New Letters and Preface, Labouchere, Henry De Pre
28 Labouchere, Henry De Pre Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris. Reprinted from the London "Daily News," with Several New Letters and Preface
New York Harper & Bros 1871 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Harper & Bros, 1871. Despatches sent from Paris during the Franco-German War (by balloon!), the first report s of the Paris Commune. Labouchere (1831-1912) exposed the Piggot forgery against Charles Stuart Parnell and sat as an M.P. himself. Although a very popular book at the time, the "Diary" is quite scarce today. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition, preceding the Macmillan by a year. Marbeled paper-covered binding with a brown cloth spine (no lettering), that show very little wear. The text is clean, bright, and supple, still quite readable. 131 pages, and in the rear, the publisher has added some 12 pages of adverts for various series available. Of interest, although Labouchere's portrait is on the Title Page, his name is not. This is an ex-library copy, with the 19th-century stamps of two different libraries scattered throughout, and evidence of label removal on the FFEP. However, the stampings are not intrusive, and considering the scarcity of this book, quite lacceptable. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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29 Langer, William L. The Diplomacy of Imperialism 1890-1902 (2 Volumes)
New York & London Alfred A. Knopf 1935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York & London: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. Langer (1896-1977) was longtime Chair of the Harvard History Department; here are Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copies of one of his major works. Two volumes of the First Edition (stated), in a Fine Binding. Green cloth with green leather spine and tips. The spines have five raised bands, with gilt titling and decorations. Front cover has gilt ruling and the device of Harvard in gilt. Clean text; xvii, 414 pages and xi, continues to page 797 with xxii (Index). Top edges are gilt; award bookplates on the front paste-downs. Rubbed at the corners, and with some sunned areas, these remain impressive and beautiful volumes.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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30 Lawrence, T.E. The Mint. A Day-book of the R.A.F. Depot Between August and December 1922 with Later Notes By 352087 A/c Ross
London Jonathan Cape 1955 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Jonathan Cape, 1955. After World War One and the war in the Hejaz, Lawrence of Arabia transformed himself into Airman Ross of the RAF; these are his diaries from that period, published posthumously. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Gray cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine; stamped bird in flight on the front cover. Clean text; 206 pages. Faded around the margins and spine; corners a bit bumped. A solid copy, with very fresh textblock, but not pristine, and lacking the dustwrapper. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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31 Le Normand, M'lle M.A. Historical and Secret Memoirs of the Empress Josephine, (Marie Rose Tascher De La Pagerie) First Wife of Napoleon Bonaparte
Philadelphia John E. Potter and Company 1870 Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Philadelphia: John E. Potter and Company, 1870. Marie-Anne Adelaide Normand (1772-1843) was a famous professional fortune-teller; he rather scandalous account of Josephine was published originally in 1820.There is no publication date on this copy (Volume One only of Two). Potter published the First American edition in 1847; Quercus believes this to be a later reprint from about 1865-1870 (judged mainly by its format), a Near Fine copy. Brown decorative cloth binding, stamped and a gilt crown on the front cover; fancy gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; xx111, 330 pages (but the pagination actually begins at 34). Very bright, fresh, and clear. Several small previous-owner stamps. Interestingly, this copy has bound-in a color Presentation page (not filled in). The translation from the original French is by the Michigan politician Jacob Merritt Howard (1805-1871). Some very light rubbing to the head and foot of the spine; else a Fine copy.. Later Printing. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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32 Lecky, W.E.H. History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe. In Two Volumes
London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1866 Third Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1866. William Edward Hartpole Lecky (1838-1903) was both a popular and a well-regarded historian of the Victorian era. These are Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copies of the Third Edition. Purple cloth binding, decoratively stamped on the front covers, with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean texts; xxx, 447 pages; and x, 449 pages, indexed, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear (for J.S. Mill & Lord Macauley). Mild bumps, and a touch of rub to the spine margins; slightly cocked;. A very solid and attractive set in the Trade binding.. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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33 Lecky, William Edward Hartpole Democracy and Liberty (Two Volumes)
New York, Lodon, & Bombay Longmans, Green, and Company 1896 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York, Lodon, & Bombay: Longmans, Green, and Company, 1896. The last great work by the Irish historian (1838-1903), which was controversial on its publication. Two large, attractive volumes: 471 pages, with 24 pages of publisher's catalog; and 489 pages, with index. Dark blue cloth binding, stamped in the blind; gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text, with many pages unopened. The previous-owner signature/stamp on the half-title pages is that of R.H. Wallace-Williamson, Captain of the 1938 Curtis Cup Matches. Lovely books by a great writer. No dustwrappers. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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34 Lindbergh, Charles Mon Avion et moi ("My Plane and Me")
Paris Ernest Flammarrion, Editeur 1927 First Thus Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Paris: Ernest Flammarrion, Editeur, 1927. This is an interesting French edition of Lindbergh's autobiography ("Ma vie depuis mon enfance jusqu'au lendemain de ma traversee") that has been bound in fine leather. Marbled paper boards, with brown leather tips and spine; the spine has three raised bands, a red label, and lettering and designs in gilt. There is no publication date, but most probably 1927, done to "cash-in" on the popular frenzy of his flight. The third free endpaper has the title and a colored photo of Lindbergh in front of the "Spirit of St.Louis." Translated into the French by Leon lemonnier; Preface by Myron T. Herrick, the American ambassador to France. Clean text; x, 282 pages, with the Table of Contents in the rear. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs; top-edge is gilt. Mildly bumped, with some rubbing at the margins. . First Thus. Half-Leather. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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35 Luce, Robert B. (Editor) The Faces of Five Decades. Selections from Fifty Years of The New Republic 1914-1964
New York Simon & Schuster 1964 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1964. Omnibus edition that covers the first fifty years of the magazine. Edited by Robert B. Luce, with introductions by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Dark gray paper-covered boards with a tan linen spine, gilt lettering. Illustrated endpapers. Clean text; 480 pages, indexed. The dustjacket is unclipped; shows some rubbing and minor chipping; one larger chip near the foot of the spine. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Half-Leather. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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36 March, Thomas The History of the Paris Commune of 1871
London Swan Sonnenschein & Co. 1896 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Signed
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1896. The Paris Commune remains today as a touchstone of the political left, recognized by Marxists as the first time the working class seized power, but it was typically short-lived. This is a Very Good copy of the First Edition. Dark maroon cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; 372 pages, indexed. Light wear to the tips, a bit of rub along the spine. This is an ASSOCIATION COPY with the armorial bookplate on front paste-down of General Sir Bindon Blood, K.C.B. (1842-1940) who served in India , Afghanistan, and the 2nd Boer War. Reverse of FFEP contains small stamp from a bookseller in Bombay, opposite another ownership signature. The general has signed the Title Page and dated it 1903. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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37 Martineau, Harriet The History of England from the Commencement of the XIXth Century to the Crimean War (Volumes III and IV only)
Philadelphia Porter & Coates 1863 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1863. Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) who is often considered "the first modern sociologist," also wrote on history, political economy, and children's literature. These are Very Good (Plus) copies of Volumes III and IV (only) of her history of England. An uncommon title today. There is no publication date, but Quercus believes this to be the First American Edition of 1864; later editions added two other authors to the Title Page. Brick red decorative cloth bindings, heavily stamped on both covers; the spines feature decorative filligre bands in black and gilt. Clean texts; x, 575 pages, and xii, 665 pages. The text is bright and supple. The front hinge of Volume IV has started to crack but is holding well. Both have rubs to tips and the head and foot of their spines. Still, quite a solid and attractive Victorian set, if only 50% there! Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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38 Mattews, Herbert L. Half of Spain Died. A Reappraisal of the Spanish Civil War
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1973 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1973. Herbert Lionel Mattews (1900-1977) reported to the New York Times from the field in Ethiopia, Spain, and Cuba. Often accused by conservatives of having a "leftist slant," nonetheless his stature as a journalist was significant. (Quercus notes that early on many others were also fooled by Fidel.) This is a Near Fine copy of the First Edition. Plum-colored cloth binding with gilt titles. Clean text; 276 pages, indexed. Illustrated with photographs; maps of Spain as decorative endpapers. Almost imperceptable bumps, else Fine. The dustjacket shows some edgewear, with creasing and chipping at the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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39 Matthews, Herbert L. The Yoke and the Arrows. A Report on Spain
New York George Braziller 1957 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: George Braziller, 1957. Herbert Matthews covered the Spanish Civil War as it took place; this book is a re-assessment made some two decades later. This is a Near Fine copy of a Second Printing of the First Edition. Bright orange cloth binding with white and black lettering on the spine. Clean text; 203 pages. Some offset to the front endpapers, else Fine. The dustjacket, a striking design by Antonio Frasconi, is complete and unclipped; tanning to the spine, else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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40 McCarthy, Justin A History of Our Own Times From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880 (2 Volumes)
New York A.L. Burt 1887 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: A.L. Burt, 1887. One of the premier works of Victorian history, by the Irish novelist, historian, and Member of Parliament, who updated it several times. This is a Near Fine copy of "A New Edition with an Appendix of Events to the End of 1886" published in two volumes, 591 pages and 634 pages (indexed). Maroon ribbed cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine, still bright. Vewry mild wear, with corners lightly bumped. The text is clean with uniformly light tanning; endpapers clean and unfoxed. The edges are a bit dusty, else Fine. There is no publication date for the Burt edition (and may possibly be an uncopyrighted American "pirated" First Thus) but due to the new material it is generally assumed to have been issued in 1887. No dustjackets. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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