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The Lumiere; Containing a Variety of Topographical Views in Europe and America

By: N/A

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Henry R. Piercy & Co. Printers: 1831

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003732

Condition: Good


Original 1/4 calf, marbled paper over boards, leather backstrip. 74 pp., many accompanied by a full-page woodcut opposite. Rubbed edges, with corners exposed, leather rubbed, with small area of loss at top spine extremity. Former owner signature (dated 1831) on FFEP. Interior a bit toned, with scattered foxing (ranging to moderate in a few spots), mostly to woodcuts. Contains 31 of an unspecified number of plates. Interesting early U.S. views of U.S. Capitol at Washingto... View more info

Chesterfield's Letter Writer and Complete Book of Etiquette

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Dick and Fitzgerald:

Seller ID: 013455

Condition: Good


Burgundy 1/4 cloth, color illustrated paper covered boards. [iv],68,64 pp., [16] pp. publisher's catalog at rear. Moderate shelf/handling wear, exposed corners. Generally clean and intact interior, with firm binding, though lacking title page and thus publication information. View more info

A Narrative of the Early Life, Travels, and Gospel Labors of Jesse Kersey, Late of Chester County, Pennsylvania

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, T. Ellwood Chapman: 1852

Seller ID: 015329

Condition: Fair-Good


Both boards and flyleaves detached but present; spine panel lacking, binding otherwise firm. 288 pp. Text block generally clean, showing only light scattered foxing. Early printing, likely 2nd, after 1851 1st edition. View more info

Ballou's Pictorial [Boston, Saturday, May 17, 1856 -- Vol. X, No. 20, Whole No. 254]

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, M. M. Ballou: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015520

Condition: Good


Tabloid format, illus. Comprising pp. 305-320 of a continuously paginated volume. Weekly newspaper. Lacking pp. 311-314, wear/chipping along edges, mild toning, but essentially intact. Front cover illus. of Mrs. Barrow at Minehaha. View more info

The Waldenses: Sketches of the Evangelical Christians of the Valleys of Piedmont, with Illustrations on Wood, Drawn by Doepler, and Engraved by Lyons, Louderback, Orr, and Roberts

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Presbyterian Board of Publication: 1853

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 027447

Condition: Near Fine


Brown cloth, decorated in blind, lettered in gilt. Light shelf wear, spine panel mildly sunned, text block edges somewhat dulled by age. Corners intact, binding firm, interior clean. Former owner signature on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. xii,17-392 pp. (as given - complete), illus. w/ reproductions of engraved plates. View more info

Encyclopaedia Britannica; or, a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Compiled Upon a New Plan... [Encyclopedia Britannica] [Vol. I: A-B + II: C-L + III: M-Z, Complete]

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica: 1968

Edition: Facsimile Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 028961

Condition: Near Fine


Complete in three (3) volumes, uniformly bound in brown leatherette, with gilt on burgundy and gilt on black title and volume labels mounted on upper spines, accompanied by publisher's slip with explanation, original to issue. Facsimile reproduction of the first edition, issued serially 1768-71. 2,459 pp., 160 copper-plate and fold-out engravings. Very slight shelf wear with hints of rubbing at corners, virtually as issued. Please note that internal foxing is artific... View more info

The Helmut N. Friedlaender Library, Parts I + II [Christie's East, 23-24 April 2001]

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London and New York, Christie's: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029807

ISBN: B002LE9LS0

Condition: Fine


Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in gray cloth, lettered in gold foil. Both volumes show slight binding leans original to issue, otherwise "as new." Dust jackets as issued, now in archival mylar. 451 + 231 pp., illus. in color throughout, 559 lots numbered continously. View more info

Bewährte und approbierte sympathetische und natürliche Egyptische Geheimnisse für Menschen und Vieh. [Albertus Magnus' bewahrte und approbierte sympathetische and naturliche Egyptische Geheimnisse fur Menschen und Vieh. / Das Buch der Geheimnisse.]

By: N/A

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Allentown, PA, Harlacher und Weiser: 1869

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 029966

Condition: Very Good


Brown 1/4 cloth, marbled paper covered boards. Respectably preserved copy showing rubbed edges with some exposure/rounding at corners, mild surface rubbing to covers, 1/4" closed tear to outer cloth at head of spine. Text block edges somewhat toned by age, with one signature projecting very slightly along fore-edge, all signatures intact, binding firm. Moderately soiled endpapers, blue watercolor/dye doodle on lower front pastedown, otherwise unmarked. Magnus pub... View more info

The American Tutor's Assistant Revised; or, A Compendious System of Practical Arithmetic; Containing the Several Rules of That Useful Science,...to Which is Added, A Course of Book-Keeping by Single Entry

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Joseph Crukshank: 1813

Seller ID: 032818

Condition: Very Good


Full original calf, complete and intact. Both covers a bit warped, with 1" area of paper adhesion at top front binding corner, leather still nicely intact though a bit soiled. Front flyleaf and blank both partial, with several period signatures, otherwise complete. Dampstaining to several early and late leaves. 180,15,[1],10,[2],2,[2] pp. Interior typically a bit dulled, a few pages printed weakly, overall showing only minor considerations, better than average. View more info

Fenner's Classical Atlas - Classical

By: N/A

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Robert Jennings: 1828

Seller ID: 032864

Condition: Very Good


Black 1/4 leather, spine panel lettered in gilt, marbled paper covered boards. Approx. 6 3/4" x 5 5/8". Leather rubbed along joints and at spine extremities, mild exposure at corners and at several points along edges, minor surface rubbing to boards. Gift inscription dated 1839 on front pastedown, owner's signature dated 1864. Firm binding, hinges intact. Slight dampstaining to top corner of front flyleaf only, interior otherwise nicely intact. 26 full page... View more info

The Song of Songs - Copper Engravings by Ru Van Rossem

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1967

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 036878

Condition: Near Fine


Pale orange cloth, lettered in gold foil. Cloth along spine panel is slightly sunned, otherwise as issued. 23 pp., illus. w/ b&w plates. Gift inscription on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. Original cardstock slipcase is slightly age-toned, otherwise as issued, thus Near Fine. View more info

Faust: Eine Tragodie von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Erster Theil. Illustrirt in 50 Compositionen von Alexander Liezen Mayer...mit Ornamenten von Rudolf Seitz

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Munich, Germany, Theodor Stroefer's Kunstverlag: 0

Seller ID: 038455

Condition: VG-


Light brown faux-morocco cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, black, gray, and burgundy, beveled edges, all text block edges in gilt. Modest shelf wear with cloth rubbed at spine extremities and at least minor exposure at all four corners (a bit more prominent on front corners). Small ink stain on upper front cover. Hinges mostly intact though with a bit of wobble, text binding firm, interior clean beyond two former owners' signatures (dated 1920 and 1940) on upper ... View more info

Gems of Fable

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Breed, Butler and Co.: 1861

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 039600

Condition: VG+


Miniature book, 3 1/16" tall x 2 1/4" wide, brown cloth, illus. and decorated in gilt, text block edged in gilt. Light shelf/handling wear, lettering and decoration somewhat faded. Light period presentation inscription in pencil on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. Firm binding, clean interior. 96 pp. Very nicely preserved copy, strong VG. View more info

Famous Men of Britain

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA and New Haven, CT, Loomis and Peck/Durrie and Peck: 1848

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 039601

Condition: VG+


Miniature book, 3 14" tall x 2 5/8" wide, original brown cloth, both covers bordered in blind, front cover device and spine panel lettering in gilt, text block edged in gilt. Light shelf/handling wear, a few very short gaps to cloth in joint gutters. Two period gift inscriptions on front blank following flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. vii,8-191 pp., illus. Very nicely preserved. View more info

Bon Voyage: Some Lines to Lighten Life on Ocean Liners

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Boston, The Carol Press: 1912

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 039602

Condition: VG-


Miniature book, 4 3/4" tall x 3 1/4" wide, original light blue paper covered boards, bevelled edges, front cover pastedown illus. Mild soiling to covers, minor exposure to bottom corners. Pastedown shows minor loss along bottom edge beneath "on" in "Bon Voyage," light toning and few tiny edge chips. Firm binding. Former owner's signature and date on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. [ii],xvi pp. Interesting maritime/cruise ephemera, issued ... View more info

The Historical Cabinet; Containing Authentic Accounts of Many Remarkable and Interesting Events, which have taken place in modern times [1855, w/ Hand-Colored Plates]

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Leary and Getz: 1855

Seller ID: 040457

Condition: VG-


Full brown leather, both covers with embossed decoration, spine panel lettered/illus. in gilt, marbled text block edges. [xxiv],viii,9-516,[48] pp., illus. w/ 24 pp. hand-colored plates (all but one with two images per page, thus 47 total illus.), 48 pp. ads at rear. Leather rubbed along joints and showing exposure at corners, chipped with loss on lower spine panel and a few small chips along rear joint. Firm binding, generally clean interior with light, scattered fox... View more info

Homes of American Authors; Comprising Anecdotal, Personal, and Descriptive Sketches, by Various Writers

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam and Co.: 1853

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 042236

Condition: Good


Brown embossed leather, decorated on both covers, 5 raised spine bands, bevelled edges, marbled endpapers, text block edged in gilt. Leather along front joint shows separation and repair, and the joint is sound. Some loss to title panel on spine, slightly affecting lettering. Leather rubbed along bands and at corners, but nicely intact. viii,366 pp., illus. w/ engravings. Front flyleaf and adjacent front blank each show horizontal tear with archival tape repair. For... View more info

The Helmut N. Friedlaender Library, Parts I + II [Christie's East, 23-24 April 2001]

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London and New York, Christie's: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 044892

ISBN: B000TRU2C0

Condition: Fine


Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in gray cloth, lettered in gold foil. Both volumes show mild binding leans original to issue, otherwise "as new." Dust jackets as issued. 451 + 231 pp., illus. in color throughout, 559 lots numbered continously. View more info

Deutsche Welt thu' einmal wegen der Philosophie und Geistlichkeit die Augen auf: oder Beytrage uber mechselseitige Verhaltnisse der Philosophie und Religion, des Staates, der Kirche, der Strafgerechtigkeit und Bildung -- Verbesserung der Geistlichkeit, der offentlichen Verarmung und Verhutung derselben. Zwey Theile. [2 Teile in einem Band]

By: N/A

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Germanien [Manneim, Germany?], Löffler?: 1807

Seller ID: 045109

Condition: Good


Marbled paper covered boards. Joints rubbed with surface loss, rubbing with exposure at corners. Chipped with modest loss at spine extremities. Minor surface rubbing. x,279,xi,221,[3] pp. Firm binding. Front endsheets contain former owner's notes in Kurrentschrift, with stamped signature on main title. Interior nicely intact, with occasional toning. No publisher indicated, attributed to Löffler in Mannheim. View more info

The Lorgnette: Or, Studies of the Town [Second Series - 1850]

By: "An Opera Goer" [John Timon (preface)] ["Ik Marvel" listed as Author on Spine Panel]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Stringer & Townsend: 1852

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 010600

Condition: Good-VG


Brown textured cloth, decorated and lettered in gilt. Moderate shelf wear, shipped with some loss at both spine extremities, all gilt stamping complete and intact. Exposed corners. Front hinge hints of repairs, with tear to small area of front flyleaf binding gutter. Scattered internal foxing, mostly light, ranging to moderate in places. Consisting of twelve issues, published May 10 - October 9, 1850, numbered 1-12, here gathered in book form. Labeled as "Volume II -... View more info

Select Cases Argued and Adjudged in the High Court of Chancery, before the Late Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal and the Late Lord Chancellor King, from the Year 1724 to 1733 [Second Edition]

By: A Gentleman of the Temple; Steuart Macnaghten (notes)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, V. & R. Stevens and G. S. Norton: 1850

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 044499

Condition: Good


Full leather, spine panel lettered in gilt on red and black fields. Leather rubbed and flaking along edges with exposure at corners, with some dampstaining extending to endpaper edges, interior otherwise unaffected. Firm binding, clean interior. xv,261 pp. View more info

Irish Eloquence: The Speeches of the Celebrated Irish Orators Philips, Curran and Grattan to which is added the Powerful Appeal of Robert Emmett, at the Close of his Trial for High Treason

By: A Member of the Bar (editor)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Edward C. Biddle: 1840

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 036245

Condition: Very Good


Full calf, four raised bands and gilt decorated edges, gilt on burgundy title label mounted on upper spine. Leather still decently intact, with two moisture rings on front cover, a few areas of discoloration. Corners somewhat curled, exposure only to bottom rear corner. viii,9-370 pp. Scattered internal foxing, generally light. Main title shows former owner's note signature, date, price paid, etc. written among upper portions of title, dated 1842. View more info

The American Chesterfield, or Way to Wealth, Honour, and Distinction; Being Selections from the Letters of Lord Chesterfield to his Son...

By: A Member of the Philadelphia Bar

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott, Grambo and Co.: 1852

Seller ID: 030593

Condition: Good


Full brown cloth, both covers decorated in blind, spine panel lettered/decorated in gilt. Chiipped spine extremities, showing narrow band of loss at head of spine, mild spotting to covers, slight exposure to several corners. Text block edges dulled by age. Firm binding, clean interior. Former owner signatures on front pastedown, front flyleaf. iv,5-286 pp. + 24 pp. publisher's catalog at rear. Interior typically foxed. View more info

Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America, from Washington to the Present Time [Salesman's Sample]

By: Abbott, John S. C., and Russell H. Conwell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Portland, ME, H. Hallett and Co.: 1882

Edition: Salesman's Sample

Seller ID: 037979

Condition: Near Fine


Goldenrod cloth, lettered/illus. in gilt and black. Salesman's dummy. Modest handling wear. Sample spine panel mounted inside front cover. Sample pages and engraved plates. Subscription blanks at rear show four entries on one page in pencil, otherwise blanek. View more info

The Spectator - Complete in Two Volumes [Vol. I + II]

By: Addison, Joseph

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, OH, H. S. and J. Applegate and Co.: 1851

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 033906

Condition: VG+


Complete in two (2) volumes, uniformly bound in black 1/2 morocco, dark brown pebbled cloth, with gilt borders, spine panel lettered and decorated in gilt with 5 raised bands. Modest shelf wear, covers showing mild surface rubbing and mild soiling to upper portions, corners and spine extremities showing rubbing with surface loss. Firm bindings, interiors showing scattered foxing typical of age/issue, generally light. Vintage blue pencil price on Vol. I front pastedown... View more info