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Illusory Consensus: Bolingbroke and the Polemical Response to Walpole, 1730-1737, Alexander Pettit
1 Alexander Pettit Illusory Consensus: Bolingbroke and the Polemical Response to Walpole, 1730-1737
Newark and London Universoty of Delaware Press 1997 0874135923 / 9780874135923 Hardcover Used: Very Good Very Good Hardcover Signed by Author
8vo. 254 pp. Bibliography, index; text clean, unmarked. Black cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket; binding square and tight, light shelf wear and small puncture to jacket on front panel, else a fine, unread copy. INSCRIBED AND DATED by the author on the front free end-paper. A near Fine copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Magna Carta of King John, A.D. 1215., Anonymous.
2 Anonymous. Magna Carta of King John, A.D. 1215.
Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1965 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 1,250 copies. Miniature Book. 2 7/8 x 2 1/8 inches. 70 pp. Frontispiece Arms of King John; text clean, unmarked. Blind- and gilt-stamped beige leather, all edges gilt, decorative end pages; binding square and tight, soiling on back cover. "Ex Libris Charlotte Tamblyn Tufts" on front paste-down. Very Good. The Magna Carta (The Great Charter of Liberties) guaranteed church and aristocratic rights protected from encroachments of the monarchy. Printed from Eric Gill's Perpetua type on handmade 'Hayle' paper of the Hayle Mill, Maidstone, England, by Joh. Enschede en Zonen, Haarlem, Holland, and bound by Proost en Brandt N.V., Amsterdam, Holland. PROVENANCE: Charlotte Tamblyn Tufts (1912-2010) was born in New York City and educated at Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She and her husband, Nathan A. Tufts, Jr. moved to Burbank, CA in the 1930s. Charlotte received a masters degree in library science in 1963 and developed the Western History Room of the Burbank Public Library and was also librarian at the research library of the Southwest Museum in Highland Park, CA. Subsequently Charlotte Tufts worked for rare-manuscript dealer Doris Harris as assistant, and eventually partner. Tufts retired from employment with Doris Harris at the age of 80. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th-Century U.S. Miniature Books, No. 1918. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All-Fours, as it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of our Lord, MDCCLIV.  In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple., Benjamin Buckler (1716-1780).
3 Benjamin Buckler (1716-1780). Serious Reflections on the Dangerous Tendency of the Common Practice of Card-playing; Especially of the Game of All-Fours, as it Hath Been Publickly Play'd at Oxford, in this Present Year of our Lord, MDCCLIV. In a Letter from Mr. Gyles Smith, to his Friend Abraham Nixon, Esq; of the Inner Temple.
Los Angeles: The Plantin Press, 1977 Hardcover Used: Very Good Hardcover 
LIMITED EDITION of 100 copies, this is number 100. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches. [iv], iii, (21) pp. 1 illustration; text clean, unmarked. Red cloth, gilt-titled spine, clear plastic dust jacket; binding square and tight, shelf wear. Very Good. A reprint of the original letter, published by W. Owen at Homer's Head near Temple-Bar in 1754. "While the pamphlet is ostensibly a comment about card playing at Oxford it is actually an allegory dealing with Parliamentary debates revolving around the Oxfordshire elections of April 1754." Introduction. The pseudonym Gyles Smith was previously attributed to either Sir William Blackstone or William King. Modern scholarship now identifies the author as Benjamin Buckler, an antiquarian and academic at the University of Oxford. REFERENCE: Harmsen and Tabor, The Plantin Press, No. 402, binding type 1. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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King George VI.  The Prime Minister's Broadcast, February 7, 1952., Winston Churchill (1874-1965).
4 Winston Churchill (1874-1965). King George VI. The Prime Minister's Broadcast, February 7, 1952.
Worcester, MA: Achille J. St. Onge, 1952 Hardcover Used: Like New Hardcover 
Miniature Book. 2 3/8 x 1 1/8 inches. [vi], 27, [3] pp. 2 black-and-white portraits of George VI, including a frontispiece by Yousuf Karsh of Ottawa and a full-page portrait by Dorothy Wilding of London; text clean, unmarked. Gilt-stamped dark red crushed morocco bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, all edges gilt, patterned paper end-leaves; binding square and tight. Fine. LIMITED EDITION of 750 copies, this is the first American edition of Winston Churchill's radio address upon the death of George VI of England. This is one of 100 bound in full red morocco, while 650 copies were bound in deep purplish blue. Churchill has been called the greatest English orator of the twentieth century; here he speaks with deep emotion, broadcast on the BBC throughout planet Earth. "St. Onge utilized England's Chiswick Press for printing and Sangorski & Sutcliffe for binding several of his books. Many would agree that the work of these two companies was unrivaled in England." Bradbury, p. 250. "Clarence S. Brigham called the St. Onge miniature books 'the first examples of design, typography, and binding that could be devised.'" Bradbury, p. 250. REFERENCE: Bradbury, 20th Cent. US Miniature Books, No. 708. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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