Book Auction Records, Volume 13

Frank Karslake
Wm. Dawson, 1916
A priced and annotated annual record of London, New York and Edinburgh book-auctions.

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Page xxxvi - Lordship's death was trying an experiment; vi^., as he was taking the Aire in a coach with Dr. Witherborne (a Scotchman, Physitian to the King), towards Highgate, snow lay on the ground, and it came into my Lord's thoughts, why flesh might not be preserved in snow, as in salt. They were resolved they would try the experiment presently. They alighted out of the coach and went into a poore woman's...
Page 20 - Charter of the Corporation for the Relief of the Widows and Children of Clergymen in the Communion of the Church of England, in America...
Page 165 - An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in. Parliament, for the...
Page 184 - An Accurate and Interesting Account of the Hardships and Sufferings of that Band of Heroes who traversed the Wilderness in the Campaign against Quebec in 1775.
Page xxxvi - I have a garden of my own, But so with roses overgrown, And lilies, that you would it guess To be a little wilderness, And all the springtime of the year It only loved to be there.
Page 113 - The history of the centennial celebration of the inauguration of George Washington as first President of the United States.
Page xxxvii - Draws from his plough th' intoxicated swain; Want only claim'd the labour of the day, But vice now steals his nightly rest away. Where are the swains, who, daily labour done, With rural games play'd down the setting sun; Who struck with matchless force the bounding ball, Or made the pond'rous quoit obliquely fall; While some huge Ajax, terrible and strong, Engaged some artful stripling of the throng.
Page 51 - March 5th, 1772, at the Request of the Inhabitants of the Town of Boston, to Commemorate the Bloody Tragedy of the Fifth of March, 1770.
Page 240 - A Collection of the several Statutes and Parts of Statutes, now' in Force, relating to High Treason, and misprision of High Treason.
Page xxxvii - The snow so chilled him that he immediately fell so ill, that he could not return to his lodgings (I suppose then at Gray's Inn), but went to the Earl of Arundel's house, at Highgate, where they put him into a good bed, warmed with a panne, but it was a...

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