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LOVELY CONTEMPORARY CALF-GILT WITH THE ARMS OF THE HOUSE OF BOURBON-PENTHIÈVRE

(ANONYMOUS). Le Comte de Dunois. Paris, 1671.

First edition of this novel, preceded by a dedicatory letter to the Duchess of Nemours, this copy finely bound in contemporary calf-gilt with the arms of Louis-Jean-Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre, son of the Count of Toulouse, Grand Admiral of France, and a renowned book collector. $2200.

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“UNIVERSAL CULTIVATION OF THE WASTE LANDS IN GREAT BRITAIN WOULD BE THE GREATEST EVIL TO THIS COUNTRY”

(ECONOMICS) ANONYMOUS. Political Enquiry into the Consequences of Enclosing Waste Lands. London, 1785.

First edition of this revealing pamphlet defending late 18th-century agricultural practices, ostensibly penned by a farmer, a point-by-point rebuttal of William Lamport’s 1784 pamphlet “Cursory Remarks on the Importance of Agriculture,” in which Lamport recommended the sale of forested and other unused lands so that they may be enclosed and cultivated. $900.

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