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ANACREON. Odes, traduites en vers, avec le texte g... (1833)
The annotated copy of a famous bibliophile in Normandy  

ANACREON. Odes, traduites en vers, avec le texte grec en regard, suivies de cinq traductions aussi en vers, des mêmes odes, et par divers auteurs, dans les langues latines, italienne, espagnole, anglaise et allemande, et de notes bibliographiques et critiques, et ornées d'un fac-simile lithographié complet, en seize pages, extrait du manuscrit du Vatican, et d'un portrait lithographié, par A. Maurin. Par M. J.-F.-D. d'Attel de Luttange, de la Société Royale des Antiquaires de France.  
Paris, Eberhart, Bossange Père, Treuttel et Würtz, 1833.
Folio...
  Contemporary red half-leather (worn). (ref.108701)

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First Edition of this literary oddity offering the translation in ... more


[ CHARPENTIER (W. H.) ]. A Concise Account of the ... (1840)
A "souvenir-binding"
made of the wood of the wrecked "Royal George"  

[ CHARPENTIER (W. H.) ]. A Concise Account of the loss of the Royal George, at Spithead, 1782. Third edition.  
Published by W. H. Charpentier, Artist's Repository, 50 High Street, Portsmouth; Ackermann and Co. London. 1840.
18mo...
  Printed wrappers in wood boards strung together with red cord. Red morocco label on the upper board, with the gilt initials "R. G.". (ref.96366)

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Small illustrated volume relating the tragedy of the Royal George, ... more


CLAUDIEN. The Rape of Prosperine: with other poems... (1814)
Two rare translations of Claudian  

CLAUDIEN. The Rape of Prosperine: with other poems. Translated into English verse. With a prefatory discourse, and occasional notes. By Jacob George Strutt. London, Printed by A. J. Valpy, 1814.
RELIE AVEC (à la suite): 2). (du même). Epithalame d'Honorius et de Marie, Poëme traduit en vers français. Dédié à son altesse royale Monseigneur le Duc de Berry, par le Marquis de Sy. Paris, Valade, 1816.  

2 works in 1 volume, 8vo...
  Full morocco, gilt spine with nerves, gilt frame around the boards, gilt edges, restored (Petit). (ref.107961)

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Interesting collection of two rare translations of Claudian (c. 370-c.405), ... more


CULPEPER (Nicholas). A Directory for Midwives: or ... (1652)
'The father of English midwifery'  

CULPEPER (Nicholas). A Directory for Midwives: or a Guid for Women, in their Conception, Bearing and Suckling their Children. Containing 1. The anatomy of the Vessels of Generation. 2. The Formation of the Childe in the Womb. 3. What hinders Conception, and its Remedies. 4. What furthers Conception. 5. A Guide for Women in Conception. 6. Of Miscarriage in Women. 7. A Guide for Women in their Labour. 8. A Guide for Women in their Lying-in. 9. Of Nursing Children.  
London, Printed 1652.
Small 8vo...
  Full calfskin, smooth spine (contemporary binding restored). (ref.113941)

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Second edition published the year after the original.
Nicholas Culpeper (1616-1654), ... more


DUCK (Stephen). Poems on Several Occasions. (1736)
 

DUCK (Stephen). Poems on Several Occasions.  
London, printed for W. Bickerton, 1736.
8vo...
  Contemporary hull calf, spine with nerves, double gilt fillet framing the boards (worn). (ref.108255)

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First Edition, dedicated to the Queen, of this collection of ... more



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