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“FOUNDATION STONES OF SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY”

MONTFAUCON, Bernard de. L'Antiquite Expliquee, et Representee en Figures. Paris, 1722, 1724. Five volumes in ten, and five volume supplement. Fifteen volumes in all. Second edition, revised and corrected from the 1719 first, with the five-volume 1724 supplement. Magnificent set of Montfaucon’s landmark work on classical archaeology, with nearly 1400 engraved plates (including approximately 250 double-page and folding plates). A splendid copy in beautiful full contemporary calf-gilt. $18,500.

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“THE WORKS OF PLATO MAY BE PROPERLY CONSIDERED THE SCRIPTURES OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

PLATO. Works. London, 1804. Five volumes. First edition of the first complete English translation of Plato’s works, prepared by the leading Platonist of his day, still considered unequaled. From the library and with the bookplates of Francis Currer, “England’s earliest female bibliophile” and close friend of Charlotte Brontë, who reportedly adopted the pseudonym of Currer Bell in honor of her. Handsomely bound. $18,000.

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RICHLY ILLUSTRATED 13-VOLUME
FOLIO SET OF BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN

HUTCHINSON, Horace G., editor. British Sports and Sportsmen. London, circa 1908-1935. Together, thirteen volumes. Limited edition set of this profusely illustrated compendium of British sports and sportsmen, each one of 1000 copies, in 13 handsomely bound folio volumes. $9500.

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“YO-HO-HO, AND A BOTTLE OF RUM!”: SPLENDID LIMITED EDITION SET OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON’S WORKS

STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Works. London: Heinemann, et al. and New York, 1922-23. 26 volumes.

Vailima Edition of Stevenson’s Works, number 144 of 1000 sets for sale in the United Kingdom, an exceptional 26 volumes handsomely bound by Brentano's in three-quarter crimson morocco gilt. $9500.

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MARSHALL’S LIFE OF WASHINGTON: THE “BEST” ENGLISH EDITION

(WASHINGTON, George) MARSHALL, John. The Life of George Washington. London, 1804-07. Five volumes.

First English edition (octavo issue) of Marshall’s classic life of Washington, called the “best edition” by Howes and published in the same years as the American first. Complete with three frontispieces (Stuart’s portrait of Washington and two folding views), engraved tailpiece in Volume III, and 12 folding maps, in bright contemporary full tree calf. $8800.

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SPLENDIDLY BOUND SET OF CASANOVA’S MEMOIRS, WITH 12 FRONTISPIECES BY ROCKWELL KENT, TOGETHER WITH SCARCE PORTFOLIO OF SIGNED PRINTS

CASANOVA DE SEINGALT, Jacques. Memoirs of Jacques Casanova. (London), 1925. Twelve volumes; portfolio. Limited 12-volume private-press edition, an unnumbered copy of only 1026 sets, with 12 frontispiece line cuts of pen-and-ink drawings by Rockwell Kent, very handsomely bound. Accompanied by the scarce portfolio of Kent’s 12 prints (measuring 11 by 14 inches), all but one signed by him, one of only 26 sets. $8800.

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THE WORLD CRISIS, FULL FIRST EDITION SET IN ORIGINAL CLOTH

CHURCHILL, Winston. The World Crisis. London, 1923-31. Six volumes. First English editions of Churchill’s important history of World War I. “Not only the best account of the most tremendous convulsion the world has ever seen, but one of the most brilliant treatises on war that has ever been written” (Spectator). $6000.

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32-VOLUME SET OF THE BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY PARISIAN THEATRE MAGAZINE LE THÉATRE

BOUSSOD, Jean, et al., editors. Le Theatre. Paris, 1898-1921. Thirty-two volumes. Complete 24-year run of this Parisian bimonthly illustrated theater magazine, reporting in lengthy articles on all of the most popular and avant-garde plays and actors of the era, accompanied by rich color and photographic illustrations, in 32 folio volumes handsomely bound in three-quarter morocco-gilt. Text in French. $5500.

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