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    A Collection of Eighteenth & Nineteenth Century Literary Reference Works. Reverend Dionysius Larener: The Cabinet Cyclopaedia, Biography. Eminent Literary and Scientific Men, a two-volume set and a three-volume set, totaling 5 volumes, covering literary and scientific notables from different European countries. Two-volume set is Literary and Scientific Men of France (London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans and John Taylor, 1838-1839), two volumes, Volume I: 373 pages, Volume II: 353 pages, with small bound in note at title page stating "The Analytical and Chronological Tables and Index to the Series of Lives of Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Italy, Spain, and Portugal, are given at the end of this volume." Three-volume set is Literary and Scientific Men of Italy, Spain, and Portugal (London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans and John Taylor, 1835-1937), three volumes, Volume I: 312 pages, Volume II: 393 pages, Volume III: 333 pages plus 8 pages of advertising in the front. All volumes in plum-colored cloth boards with title plates affixed to the spines, 12mo (4.5" x 7"). All volumes in good to very good condition, with heads and tails of spines bumped, moderate general wear, and some chipping to the title plates on spine. All textblocks bright and clean, some uncut pages.

    William Thomas Lowndes: The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature (London: George Bell & Sons, 1859), four volumes, numbered as one: 3,027 pages followed by 336 pages of appendix and index, quarter-leather brown cloth boards, 12mo (5" x 7.5"). The set is generally good, with general wear to boards, and some chipping to the heads and tails of the spines. The textblock of Volume III is split in half, and the front board and spine of Volume IV detached.

    Mr. Rollin: The History of the Arts and Sciences of the Antients. (London: John and Paul Knapton, 1737), three volumes (Volume IV missing), Volume I: 296 pages with 11 foldout illustrations, Volume II: 304 pages with 40 foldout illustrations, Volume III: 467 pages, brown banded leather with gilt and black title plates on spine, 12mo (5.25" x 7.75"). Translated from the French. The set is generally good, with the top half of the leather spine of Volume II attached only along back edge. Front board mostly detached. Textblock of Volumes I and II age toned and foxed, but Volume III's textblock is remarkably bright and only lightly foxed. 1884 deacquisition stamp on title page of each volume. Boards and spines noticeably rubbed.

    J. Lempriere Universal Biography, Containing a Copious Account, Critical and Historical, of the Life and Character, Labors and Actions of Eminent Persons, in All Ages and Countries, Conditions and Professions, Arranged in Alphabetical Order. (London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1808), no pagination, full leather with crimson and gilt title plate affixed to the spine, 8vo (5.25" x 8.5"). This copy is generally good, with some foxing to the endpapers, but the textblock only minimally foxed. Dark stains on back board along spine, edges and corners rubbed, head and tail of spine chipped, cloth showing through leather along front and back edges of spine, spine rubbed and crackled, general wear to boards.

    J. Lempriere: A Classical Dictionary; Containing a Copious Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Ancient Authors; with the Value of Coins, Weights, and Measures, used among the Greeks and Romans; and a Chronological Table. (New York: A.T. Goodrich, and William E. Gilley, 1816), second American edition from the eighth London edition, no pagination, full calf with crimson and gilt title plate affixed to the spine, 8vo (5.5" x 9"). This book is generally good, with some foxing to the endpapers; textblock with offset stains, virtually free of foxing. Leather boards and spine rubbed, and vermin tracks on front board.

    John Walker: A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary. (Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson and Peter Brown, 1830), 587 pages plus appendix, black banded half-leather with gray cloth boards and gilt lettering on spine. The book is good, with lightly foxing, .25" piece out along front edge of spine, corners bumped and worn, and .125" of tail of spine missing. From the Betty Bennett Collection.


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