London: Edward Stanford, 1878. Full Leather. First Edition. Five raised bands, elegant decoration in each panel, burgundy leather patch title, all in gold embossing. Double rule border to front and rear cover. Foot of boards rough and worn, 2" slit starting along hinge at top of rear board. Marbled endpapers, bookplate on front pastedown, foredges marbled. Clean and crisp within, 19 plates, 13 maps, some folding. Very Good.
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London: John Stockdale, 1800. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. xxxi, , 579,  pp. 8vo. Recent brown three quarter leather binding with four raised bands and green patch titles with gold titling; marbled paper insets to front and rear covers. Light toning to pages, 14 plates called for and present.
Early biography of Catharine the Great, translated from the French. Very Good.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1942. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. Original two-volume set in slipcase. Plain paper dust jackets with tilting only to spine, light scuffing, in mylar covers. Slipcase is missing rear panel and is in Fair condition with many losses and chipping at edges. Illustrations by Bertram Greene, Maps by Erwin Raisz. Fine / Very Good.
Wright, F& W. London: A & C Black Ltd., 1927. Hardcover. Second Edition. xx, 241 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth boards with dark blue embossed titling to cover, blind embossed borders to cover and spine as well as gold embossed titling to spine. Foxing throughout book, heavier in front and rear, some staining to text block edges.
Inscribed on the first free endpaper, "To E.W. Reeves/with the Author's/affectionate regards/W.P. Reeves/18th June 1930." William Pember Reeves (1857-1932) was an historian, poet, and politician in New Zealand. We are unsure of who E.W. Reeves may have been. Good.
London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ltd., 1900. Hard Cover. Third Edition. Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged. 281 pp. Blue cloth covered boards with a blind embossed wave flowing across the front at midpoing, gold embossed titling to cover board and spine. Light bumping to corners, clean and crisp within. Very Good.