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Miss Nason's Story [Miniature Book], .  Aunt Fanny
1 . Aunt Fanny Miss Nason's Story [Miniature Book]
Buffalo, NY Breed, Butler & Co. 1866 Hardcover Good 
Buffalo, NY: Breed, Butler & Co., 1866. Title page dated 1866. Miniature book, only 1.5" tall, brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and in blind, all edges gilt, 61 pages. Covers lightly rubbed, hinges internally cracked but text block sound, pages slightly age-yellowed, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 64mo - up to 3" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Comic History of England; The Comic History of Rome.  Three Volumes in Two, A'Beckett, Gilbert A.  Illustrated By John Leech
2 A'Beckett, Gilbert A. Illustrated By John Leech The Comic History of England; The Comic History of Rome. Three Volumes in Two
London Bradbury, Evans, and Co. 1865 Hardcover Good 
London: Bradbury, Evans, and Co., 1865. Undated, ca. 1865. Comic History of England is two volumes bound as one; Comic History of Rome bound separately. All thirty hand colored engravings by Leech are present and in very good condition. Tan polished calf over marbled boards, blue-black spine labels lettered in gilt, vertical circle and dash allover gilt design on both spines, marbled edges and endpapers. Covers heavily rubbed at the edges with some scuffing an dlight chipping to the covers, lighter rubbing to the marbled boards, joints good, text blocks sound, gift notations on the preliminary blanks of each volume, pages clean and otherwise unmarked.. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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The Sunday Visitant; or, Weekly Repository of Christian Knowledge. Volumes I & II, 1818-19, A. Fowler
3 A. Fowler The Sunday Visitant; or, Weekly Repository of Christian Knowledge. Volumes I & II, 1818-19
Charleston, SC A. Fowler 1818 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Charleston, SC: A. Fowler, 1818. First edition, 1818-19 (only years published), complete run of 52 weekly issues per year, missing one page. Blue paper covered boards with brown leather spine, black spine label, 10.75" tall, 208 + 208 pages. Covers worn and hanging on by the binders' cords, spine dried with chipped ends, text block sound, rear free endpaper missing, as is page 112/13, which is the first page of volume I, no 29. Pages age-toned with light to heavy uniform foxing, minor old transparent stains to lower margins of a few pages and lower corners of a few toward the front of the volume, pages otherwise clean, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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A View of Religions, in Two Parts, Adams, Hannah (1755-1831)
4 Adams, Hannah (1755-1831) A View of Religions, in Two Parts
Boston John West Folsom 1791 Hardcover Fair 
Boston: John West Folsom, 1791. Second edition, undated [1791]. Worn but complete copy in brown leather with pigskin repair to spine, [9], 11-410, [16], [errata] pages. Essentially a binding copy with considerable wear to covers which are nearly detached from the contents, most of text block connected only by one binder's cord, pages age-darkened with some occasional spotting or light foxing, old dampstains to edges of first few pages, name of Cornelius Kollock on front free endpaper, no other markings.. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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Sacred Allegories, Adams, William.  With Engravings from Original Designs By Charles W. Cope, John C. Horsley, Samuel Palmer, Birket Foster, and George E. Hicks
5 Adams, William. With Engravings from Original Designs By Charles W. Cope, John C. Horsley, Samuel Palmer, Birket Foster, and George E. Hicks Sacred Allegories
Philadelphia E. H. Butler & Co. 1858 New Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Philadelphia: E. H. Butler & Co., 1858. New edition [1858]. Handsomely bound copy of these inspirational writings, beautifully illustrated with highly detailed engravings. Includes a memoir of the author followed by: The Shadow of the Cross; The Distand Hills; The Old Man's Home; and the King's Messengers. Full calf convincingly colored to emulate tree calf, black spine label lettered in gilt, raised spine bands, gilt decorated compartments, decorative gilt design borders to the covers, all edges gilt, ribbon bookmark, 317 pages. Some light edgewear, some crackling to the spine and spine label but no chips (the leather has been dried out but stabilized), good joints, very clean pages with a gift inscription on the first blank, no other markings. Ribbon bookmark has left a slightly darkened area in the margins of one pair of pages. A sound, clean and very attractive copy.. New Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, Of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq.  In Three Volumes. With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author By Mr. Tickell, Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)
6 Addison, Joseph (1672-1719) Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, Of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq. In Three Volumes. With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author By Mr. Tickell
Dublin, Ireland R. Reilly, on Cork-Hill, for George Risk, George Ewing, and William Smith, Booksellers in Dame-Street 1735 Hardcover Good 
Dublin, Ireland: R. Reilly, on Cork-Hill, for George Risk, George Ewing, and William Smith, Booksellers in Dame-Street, 1735. Complete three volume set in contemporary calf bindings with armorial seal with the script "Coll. Sanctae Individuae Trinitatis Reg. Elizab. Juxta Dublin" in gilt on each front and rear cover, raised spine bands bordered in gilt with gilt decoration in compartments, elaborate Jacobean armorial prize bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume, the name Richard Dickinson filled in by hand in each. Decorative design woodcuts in volume I, ten plates of "medals illustrated by the antient poets" in volume II, additional woodcuts of medals scattered in the text of volume III; [6], xvi, [3], 2-322; [13], 12-323; [9], 2-266, [10] pages; each volume with its own title page plus series title and advertisement in volume I. Externally scuffed with minor chipping to spine ends, joints cracked but secure, spine labels absent, spines lightly crackled from dryness but stabilized, text blocks sound, pages clean and unmarked. A clean and sound set.. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author, and Embellished with One Hundred Twelve Plates. In Two Volumes, Aesop. Printed for John Stockdale
7 Aesop. Printed for John Stockdale The Fables of Aesop. With a Life of the Author, and Embellished with One Hundred Twelve Plates. In Two Volumes
Picadilly, U.K. Printed for John Stockdale 1793 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Picadilly, U.K.: Printed for John Stockdale, 1793. First edition, 1793. Two attractive volumes with period covers, respined in mid to late 20th century. Full speckled calf leather with matched spine lettered and decorated in gilt, 11' tall. Vol. I: [2],lxv, 1 adv, [1], 189p plus plates. Vol. II: [2], xi, [1], 248p plus plates. Expected edgewear to older covers, spines very good, tight bindings with renewed endpapers, plates are very good, most have offsetting to text pages opposite, first volume has some intermittent old transparent stains to the outer margins that do not affect any printed areas, title page of first volume and final plate in second volume foxed, pages otherwise clean, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 445.00 USD
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The Tower of London. A Historical Romance, Ainsworth, William Harrison. Illustrated By George Cruikshank
8 Ainsworth, William Harrison. Illustrated By George Cruikshank The Tower of London. A Historical Romance
London Richard Bentley 1840 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
London: Richard Bentley, 1840. First illustrated edition, 1840, with numerous engravings by Cruikshank. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full smooth tan leather with black spine label, slightly raised spine bands with gilt decorated spine, all edges gilt, gilt tooled inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, 439 pages. Very light rubbing, mainly to the extremities, slightly darkened spine, good joints/hinges, sound text block, slightly age-toned but clean pages, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks. With a Memoir of the Author, Alain Rene Le Sage [LeSage]. Illustrated By Tony Johannot
9 Alain Rene Le Sage [LeSage]. Illustrated By Tony Johannot Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks. With a Memoir of the Author
London Willoughby and Co. 1840 Hardcover Very Good 
London: Willoughby and Co., 1840. Undated [1840]. In English, translated from the French. Attractively bound by Ruot, London, in three quarter speckled calf over patterned boards, raised spine bands with gilt lettering and gilt decorated compartments, top edge gilt, patterned endpapers, attached ribbon bookmark, frontis plate plus more than 200 engravings throughout the text. Light rubbing to the corners, surface chip to spine head, good hinges, closed split to front free endpaper, sound text block, clean pages with just a few instances of light foxing, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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Alger's Perry. The Orthoepical Guide to the English Tongue, Being Perry's Spelling-Book Revised and Corrected, with Walker's Pronunciation Precisely Applied on a New Scheme. Containing also, Moral Lessons, Fables, and Much Useful Matter..., Alger, Israel. Perry, William
10 Alger, Israel. Perry, William Alger's Perry. The Orthoepical Guide to the English Tongue, Being Perry's Spelling-Book Revised and Corrected, with Walker's Pronunciation Precisely Applied on a New Scheme. Containing also, Moral Lessons, Fables, and Much Useful Matter...
Boston Richardson and Lord, Printed By J. H. A. Frost 1825 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
Boston: Richardson and Lord, Printed By J. H. A. Frost, 1825. First edition, 1825. Worn copy of this early American primer in original blue paper over thin wooden boards, brown cloth spine, frontis engraving, 168 pages, about 7" tall. Covers worn and chipped, about an inch from the top and outer edges of the rear cover chipped away, rear cover barely attached, lower cord of binding broken near the end of the book but top cord intact and holding well, pages age-browned but readily legible. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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An Alarm to Unconverted Sinners.  In a Serious Treatise; Shewing, I. What Conversion is not, and Correcting Some Mistakes about it.  II.  What Conversion is, and Wherein..., Alliene, Joseph (1634-68)
11 Alliene, Joseph (1634-68) An Alarm to Unconverted Sinners. In a Serious Treatise; Shewing, I. What Conversion is not, and Correcting Some Mistakes about it. II. What Conversion is, and Wherein...
Boston, N.E. [New England] Re-printed and Sold By S. Kneeland 1764 Hardcover Fair 
Boston, N.E. [New England]: Re-printed and Sold By S. Kneeland, 1764. Published 1764. Scarce. Full sheep, (2), xxii, 197, (3), 4-88, final text page and free endpapers absent. Covers heavily rubbed and worn, text block sound, pages age-toned but in generally good condition, main titles traced over neatly in ink, name of Jonathan Willson on front pastedown. Evans 9567.. Hard Cover. Fair. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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The Missionary Herald. Vol. XXIV [24] for the Year 1828. Containing the Proceedings at Large, of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; with a General View of Other Benevolent Operations, American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
12 American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions The Missionary Herald. Vol. XXIV [24] for the Year 1828. Containing the Proceedings at Large, of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; with a General View of Other Benevolent Operations
Boston Crocker and Brewster, for the Board 1828 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Boston: Crocker and Brewster, for the Board, 1828. First edition, 1828. Handsomely bound volume of 12 monthly issues. Three quarter speckled calf leather over marbled boards, dual black spine labels, slightly raised spine bands, 9" tall, 400 pages. Relatively light external rubbing, firm binding, clean pages with just a few instances of light spotting or finger soil, no names or other markings. Reports of missions throughout the world, including but certainly not limited to China, Siberia, Australia, Africa, Egypt, Pacific Islands including Sandwich Islands [Hawaii], South America, and to the Native Americans in the United States, Canada and Greenland. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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The Missionary Herald. Vol. XXV [25] for the Year 1829. Containing the Proceedings at Large, of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; with a General View of Other Benevolent Operations, American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions
13 American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions The Missionary Herald. Vol. XXV [25] for the Year 1829. Containing the Proceedings at Large, of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; with a General View of Other Benevolent Operations
Boston Crocker and Brewster, for the Board 1829 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Boston: Crocker and Brewster, for the Board, 1829. First edition, 1829. Handsomely bound volume of 12 monthly issues. Three quarter speckled calf leather over marbled boards, dual black spine labels, slightly raised spine bands, 9" tall, 400 pages. Relatively light external rubbing, firm binding, clean pages with just a few instances of light spotting or finger soil, no names or other markings. Reports of missions throughout the world, including but certainly not limited to China, Siberia, Australia, Africa, Egypt, Pacific Islands including Sandwich Islands [Hawaii], South America, and to the Native Americans in the United States, Canada and Greenland. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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A Threefold Cord; or, a Precept, Promise, and Prayer, from The Holy Scriptures, for Every Day in the Year, American Tract Society. Miniature Book
14 American Tract Society. Miniature Book A Threefold Cord; or, a Precept, Promise, and Prayer, from The Holy Scriptures, for Every Day in the Year
New York American Tract Society 1850 Hardcover Good 
New York: American Tract Society, 1850. Undated, ca. 1850s. Miniature book, just a trace over 3" tall (like 3.125" or so), in brown blind stamped cloth with gilt spine lettering. Some minor chipping to edges of from cover and base of spine, good hinges, sound text block, slightly age-toned but clean pages, name of Sarah C. Rand neatly written at top of front free endpaper, no other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Flowers of Instruction, Anonymous
15 Anonymous Flowers of Instruction
Philadelphia T. T. Ash 1840 Hardcover Fair 
Philadelphia: T. T. Ash, 1840. Undated, ca. 1840. Short essays and poems, intended for instruction of older children and adults, illustrated with a handful of woodcuts or wood engravings. Brown cloth with decorative yellow label on the front cover, 5.5" tall, 128 pages. Covers heavily rubbed with some shelf soil, joints chipped, front cover attached but binder's cords, text block sound, pages foxed with occasional faint old unobtrusive dampstains, closed tear to one margin. Includes such topics as Instances of Sagacity in the Inferior Animals; Venetian Police; Wonderful Power of the Imagination; Laziness of Authors; First Coffee-house in England; The Amputated Leg; False Happiness; Geological Cookery; Remarks on Deserts, etc.. Hard Cover. Fair. 24mo - 5" - 5" Tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Young Jewess: A Narrative Illustrative of the Polish and English Jews of the Present Century, Exhibiting the Superior Moral Influence of Christianity, Anti-Semitism
16 Anti-Semitism The Young Jewess: A Narrative Illustrative of the Polish and English Jews of the Present Century, Exhibiting the Superior Moral Influence of Christianity
Boston James Loring 1827 First US Edition Hardcover Fair 
Boston: James Loring, 1827. First American edition, 1827. Early nineteenth century anti-Semitic work focusing on the Jews of Poland and England. Tan boards with black calf spine lettered and ruled in gilt, 180 pages. Covers worn and rubbed, portion of paper from rear cover peeled away, spine ends lightly chipped, joints heavily rubbed but firm, text block sound, free endpapers absent, called-for plate absent, rear blank lightly chipped, pages age-toned with occasional foxing, fairly faint dampstains to upper portions of first three leaves, pages otherwise clean and unmarked.. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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The United States and Canada, in 1832, 1833, and 1834. In Two Volumes, Arfwedson, C. D. [Carl David] (1806-1881)
17 Arfwedson, C. D. [Carl David] (1806-1881) The United States and Canada, in 1832, 1833, and 1834. In Two Volumes
London Richard Bentley 1834 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
London: Richard Bentley, 1834. First edition, 1834. Handsome two volume set in exquisite contemporary binding in light brown polished calf (spines faded to a pleasing tan), dual black spine lables, lightly raised spine bands, spine and cover embellishments in gilt and in blind, gilt tooled inner dentelles, marbled edges and endpapers, frontis engraving in each volume. Armorial bookplate of Tremayne - Heligan on each front pastedown, gift notation on preliminary blank of volume I: John Tremayne from his friend C. P. Johudon [sp?] on his leaving Eton, Christmas 1842. Some edgewear and uneven fading to covers, joints rubbed but secure, lower spine label of second volume chipped but legible, sound bindings, clean pages with some foxing to the frontis plates, pages clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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John Speed's England.  A Coloured Facsimile of the First Edition.  Part Two:  The Home Counties and East Anglia, Arlott, John
18 Arlott, John John Speed's England. A Coloured Facsimile of the First Edition. Part Two: The Home Counties and East Anglia
London Phoenix House Limited 1954 Reprint Hardcover Very Good Good 
London: Phoenix House Limited, 1954. Color facsimiles of the maps and text from the "Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine", first edition, 1611. This is the second of four parts published, this one including double page full color maps of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, with accompanying text. Three quarter olive cloth overe patterned paper boards, paper label on front cover, spine lettering in gilt, slipcase in matching patterned paper. The book is near fine with just a touch of wear to the spine ends and a tiny bump toward the center of the spine, gilt dulled some, internally fine with endpapers lightly tanned, maps bright, pages very clean. Slipcase has a bit of edgewear and about a 3" separation along the closed edge, otherwise structurally sound.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Folio (18" x 12"). Dust jacket present. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Mother's Rule : Or, The Right Way and the Wrong Way, Arthur, T. S.
19 Arthur, T. S. The Mother's Rule : Or, The Right Way and the Wrong Way
Philadelphia Theodore Bliss & Co. 1869 Hardcover Very Good 
Philadelphia: Theodore Bliss & Co., 1869. Published 1869. Attractively bound copy of this Victorian guide to raising children. Full brown morocco leather over sculpted boards with raised panels and elaborate gilt decoration, all edges gilt, frontis engraving, 300 pages. A small closed tear at the spine foot, some edgewear, gilt bright, text block sound without loosened pages. Front hinge good at the endpaper but showing some of the binder's cord at the title page, rear hinge similar. Very clean pages free from chips, tears, names, markings or foxing other than some light foxing to the title page and to the tissue protector at the frontis. Very attractive copy.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 52.00 USD
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Exit Lady Masham, Auchincloss, Louis.  Illustrated By Istvan Ventilla
20 Auchincloss, Louis. Illustrated By Istvan Ventilla Exit Lady Masham
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1983 First, Limited Edition Hardcover Fine No Signed
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1983. Special, limited signed first edition for members of The Signed First Edition Society, associated with The Franklin Library. Signed by the author on the preliminary blank. Full bright red leather with gilt lettering and elaborate decoration in gilt, two raised spine bands, all edges gilt, decorative endpapers, attached ribbon bookmark, 169 pages plus chart of the British Monarchy genealogy. Looks and feels new and unread, with no other names or markings. . Signed by the Author. First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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