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41 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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42 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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43 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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44 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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45 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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46 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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47 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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48 McCarthy, Justin Modern Leaders: Being a Series of Biographical Sketches
New York Sheldon & Company 1872 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1872. Twenty-four essays by the great Irish historian (and novelist and politician) that range through such personal;ities as Victoria, Napoleon, Ruskin, Brigham Young. Institutional holdings, but not a common book. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First American Edition. Tan pebbled cloth binding, ruled; with titling and decorations in gilt on the spine. Clean text; 243 pages. Exceptionally clear, bright, and supple; easily read today.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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49 McCarthy, Justin Modern Leaders: Being a Series of Biographical Sketches
New York Sheldon & Company 1872 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Minus) No Jacket 
New York: Sheldon & Company, 1872. Twenty-four essays by the great Irish historian (and novelist and politician) that range through such personal;ities as Victoria, Napoleon, Ruskin, Brigham Young. Some institutional holdings, but not a common book (no listings in Copac). This is a Very Good (Minus) copy of the First Edition. Tan pebbled cloth binding, ruled; with titling and decorations in gilt on the spine. Clean text; 243 pages. Ownership label on the front paste-down for the Odd Fellows Library of San Francisco. Bumped and rubbed to a fray along the margins; gilt on spine faded but readable; endpapers stained but textblock is clear and readable, with no foxing. An interesting window into the Nineteenth Century. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Minus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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50 McCarthy, Justin The Story of Gladstone's Life
New York & London Macmillan 1897 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
New York & London: Macmillan, 1897. Biography of the famous British Prime Minister by the famed Irish historian. This is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the First Edition. 436 pages (indexed); profusely illustrated. A large, heavy book (4 lbs) in a beautiful Edwardian decorative binding: bright red cloth with fancy blindstamping in gilt. Separate cloth label applied to spine. Clean and fresh text. Mild wear at the margins. Small stain on the rear panel is most significant defect. No dustwrapper. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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51 McCarthy, Justin & Justin Huntly McCarthy A History of the Four Georges
London Chatto & Windus 1890 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
London: Chatto & Windus, 1890. This history, by the prominent Irish novelist, historian, and politician, is one of the great works of scholarship in the late 19th Century. McCarthy first published this in the 1880s. Here is a four-volume set, with the last two volumes co-authored by his son Justin Huntly McCarthy, who would have a similar career in the arts and politics. Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine in condition. A later printing that should also qualify as a First Edition Thus, "A New Edition, Revised." Different copyright dates. Black cloth bindings, ruled on the front covers, with gilt titling on the spine. Clean texts. Volume One (1903) is 389 pages, indexed; Volume Two (1890) is 406 pages; Volume Three (1901) is 482 pages; Volume Four (1901) is 457 pages, indexed. Tiny bit of rub at the margins; Volume One has cracked at the Index, otherwise sound; volume Two has a laid-in newspaper clipping (1944) that has transfered; all have a previous-owner signature on the front paste-down. A very handsome set that any educated person would be proud to have on the shelf.. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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52 McCarthy, Justin & Justin Huntly McCarthy A History of the Four Georges and of William IV
New York & London Harper & Bros 1901 First Thus. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Signed
New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1901. Justin McCarthy (1830-1912), a popular and prolific Irish historian and politician, originally wrote this history in 1884; here it was expanded with the collaboration of his son, Justin Huntly McCarthy, a translator, writer of popular historical fiction, and also a Member of Parliament. First Edition Thus. Four volumes, 321 pages, 305 pages, 349 pages, 338 pages with the index. Bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Very Good Plus to Near Fine condition; minor shelf wear and the tops a bit dusty. Clean and fresh text. This set has a UNIQUE ASSOCIATION. All four volumes bear an inscription "To Dearest Justin Huntly McCarthy from his loving father" and SIGNED by the elder McCarthy." No dustjackets. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. First Thus.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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53 McCarthy, Justin, M.P. A Short History of Our Own Times. From the Accession of Queen Victoria to the General Election of 1880.
London Chatto & Windus 1891 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: Chatto & Windus, 1891. Here is the great Irish historian's condensed version of his multi-volume version, a great source for Victorian history, still relevant today. This is a Near Fine copy of "A New Edition" in a beautiful full-leather Fine Binding. Polished red calf, ruled with gilt. The spine has five raised bands with fancy gilt decorations; the label is green with gilt lettering. Front cover has a school's heraldric device with Latin motto (Apropriately, "With God's Help"). Endpapers and all edges are marbled. Clean text; 448 pages; indexed. Light rub to corners and top of spine; top page edge has darkened a bit. Minor spotting to the endpapers. Else a Fine copy. First Thus. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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54 McNeill, William H. The Rise of the West. A History of the Human Community
Chicago & London University of Chicago 1963 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Bela Petheo 
Chicago & London: University of Chicago, 1963. McNeill's monumental work, an answer to Spengler. This a Near Fine cop[y of the Second Impression of the First Edition. Reddish-orange cloth binding with green edge-staining, white and black lettering. Large octavo format. Clean text; 829 pages, indexed. Illustrated with drawings by Bela Petheo. Mild bumps to corners, else Fine. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Bela Petheo. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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55 Mowat, Farley The Farfarers.Before the Norse
Toronto Key Porter 1998 1550139894 / 9781550139891 First Canadian Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Toronto: Key Porter, 1998. The distinguished Canadian writer here challenges conventional wisdom regarding the Vikinga as the first Europeans to reach North America. A fascinating read. A Fine copy of the First Edition in a Fine, Unclipped dustwrapper. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Canadian Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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56 Norman, A.V.B. The Medieval Soldier
New York Thomas Y. Crowell & Co 1971 0690528213 / 9780690528213 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co, 1971. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition, part of Crowell's series on Medieval Life. Gray-green cloth binding with red spine lettering. Clean text; 278 pages, indexed; many illustrations. The dustjacket is unclipped and Fine; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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57 Orgill, Douglas Lawrence (of Arabia)
New York Ballantine Books 1973 First Edition. Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 
New York: Ballantine Books, 1973. This is "War Leader Book No. 18" as part of 'Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century" a good summary of the factual progress of T.E. Lawrence's astounding military victories. A Near Fine copy, with minimal edgewear. Softbound, with numerous illustrations. Clean text; 160 pages, with Bibliography. Spine crease due to reading, else a Fine copy. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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58 Orizio, Riccardo Talk of the Devil
New York Walker & Co 2003 0802714161 / 9780802714169 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) Fine 
New York: Walker & Co, 2003. Here is an unusual and fascinating biography - "Encounters with seven dictators." This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Black paper-covered boards with red titling on the spine. Clean text; 200 pages. Black binding shows dust/smudges. The dustjacket is unclipped; Fine, in an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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59 Prescott. William H. & John Foster Kirk (Editor) History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic
London Bickers & Son 1879 First Thus. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London: Bickers & Son, 1879. Prescott's history was first published in 1838. Here is a Very Good Plus to Near Fine copy of the First Edition Thus, a "New and Revised Edition with the Author's Latest Corrections and Additions" edited by John Foster Kirk. Beautifully bound in smooth green leather, gilt rules on the front cover, with a medallion featuring Saint Peter. Five raised bands on the spine, with gilt ruling and lettering. Clean text; 765 pages, indexed; edges are stained with red; marbled endpapers. This volume previously belonged to a college, whose bookplate is on the front paste-down, and one of the scholars has made numerous pencil notations throughout (evidently he read the entire text very closely). Tipped into the rear endpaper is a magazine article about Prescott from the 1960s. Truly a beautiful copy of this important work of history, deserving pride-of-place in the appropriate setting. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Full-Leather. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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60 Robertson, William, D.D. & William H. Prescott The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles the Fifth. By William Robertson, D>D> with An Account of the Emperor's Life After His Abdication (2 Volumes Only)
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott & Co. 1882 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1882. A major work of history by two of the most prominent Victorian historians. Two volumes only of the three-volume set. Originally published in 1856; these are Near Fine copies of a "New Edition." Presented in a Fine Binding: marbled paper boards with leather spine and tips; five raised bands, gilt, on the spine, with title and "Prescott's Works." Clean text; 544 pages and 549 pages.Text is very bright, fresh, and supple, free of any foxing Some rubbing to the tips, else Fine copies; a joy to read and to behold.. First Thus. Half-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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