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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Collector's Edition, Doyle, Sir Arthur.Conan. Illustrated By Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget and Others
121 Doyle, Sir Arthur.Conan. Illustrated By Frederic Dorr Steele, Sidney Paget and Others The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Collector's Edition
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1981 Hardcover Fine 
Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1981. Collector's edition, bound in full midnight black leather extensively decorated in gilt, raised spine bands with gilt lettering, all edges gilt, silk moire endleaves, attached ribbon bookmark. Fine condition, looks and feels new and unread, tight binding, clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Advise and Consent, Drury, Allen. Illustrated By Franz Altschuler
122 Drury, Allen. Illustrated By Franz Altschuler Advise and Consent
Franklin Center, PA The Franklin Library 1976 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine 
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1976. Franklin Library limited edition, 1976. Pulitzer Prize winner. Fine copy in full deep midnight blue good quality leather with gilt lettering and extensive decoration on covers and spine, raised spine bands, all edges gilt, moire silk endleaves, attached ribbon bookmark. Looks and feels new and unread, with tight binding, clean pages, no names or other markings.. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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The Two Dianas. In Three Volumes. Historical Romances, Dumas, Alexandre
123 Dumas, Alexandre The Two Dianas. In Three Volumes. Historical Romances
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1892 Hardcover Good 
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1892. Title pages dated 1892. Historical Romances series. Three handsomely bound volumes in three quarter cobalt blue grained leather over marbled boards, raised spine bands with gilt lettering and gilt decorated compartments, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, frontis portrait in each volume, each volume about 7 3/8" tall. Good to very good condition with some external wear, mainly rubbing and light scuffing to the extremities, spines age-darkened to a deeper blackish blue, firm bindings, very clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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The Vicomte De Bragelonne. In Six Volumes. The D'Artagnan Romances, Dumas, Alexandre
124 Dumas, Alexandre The Vicomte De Bragelonne. In Six Volumes. The D'Artagnan Romances
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1889 Hardcover Good 
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1889. Title pages dated 1889. D'Artagnan Romances series. Six handsomely bound volumes in three quarter cobalt blue grained leather over marbled boards, raised spine bands with gilt lettering and gilt decorated compartments, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, frontis portrait in each volume, each volume about 7 3/8" tall. Good to very good condition with some external wear, mainly rubbing and light scuffing to the extremities and some light nicks to the raised spine bands, a little roughness to a couple of the spine heads, spines age-darkened to a deeper blackish blue, firm bindings (front joint of first volume has a surface crack but the cover is firmly attached), very clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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Valuable Secrets in Arts, Trades, &c., Selected from the Best Authors and Adapted to the Situation of the United States, Duyckinck, Evert
125 Duyckinck, Evert Valuable Secrets in Arts, Trades, &c., Selected from the Best Authors and Adapted to the Situation of the United States
New York Evert Duyckinck 1809 First US Edition Hardcover Good 
New York: Evert Duyckinck, 1809. First American edition of this hard-to-find book of "trade secrets" and formulae concerning inks, pigments, engraving, tanning, dyes, bleaches, glues, waxes, colored glass, and much more. 12mo (18 cm x 11 cm), full calf, iv, 380p, [xx]. Externally worn, with front cover detached and an old repair to the rear hinge, rubbed and scuffed, spine chipped and dried. Internally very good, with pages free from chips, tears, etc., with some age-toning and occasional light foxing. Old signatures on endpapers and blanks. . First US Edition. Full Leather. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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Merriam's American Reader.  The American Reader: Containing Extracts Suited to Excite a Love of Science and Literature, to Refine the Taste, and to Improve the Moral Character, E. And G. Merriam
126 E. And G. Merriam Merriam's American Reader. The American Reader: Containing Extracts Suited to Excite a Love of Science and Literature, to Refine the Taste, and to Improve the Moral Character
Brookfield, Massachusetts E. and G. Merriam 1829 Second Edition Hardcover Fair 
Brookfield, Massachusetts: E. and G. Merriam, 1829. Second edition, 1829. Full calf leather with maroon spine label, 276 pages plus four pages of publisher's ads. Extremities rubbed and a bit scuffed, two horizontal splits to spine covering, good hinges, sound text block, rear free endpaper removed, pages age-toned and lightly foxed with some minor dampstaining, name and 1834 date on preliminary blank.. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Mark Antony DeWolfe Howe 1808 - 1895.  A Brief Record of a Long Life, E. W. H.
127 E. W. H. Mark Antony DeWolfe Howe 1808 - 1895. A Brief Record of a Long Life
Boston Privately Printed By D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press 1897 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
Boston: Privately Printed By D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, 1897. Worn copy of the 1897 first edition. Memorial volume printed by Updike at Merrymount Press. Purple paper covered hardcover with front cover label, 46 pages. Covers unevenly faded and chipped at the spine ends, contents shaken with some pages detached, the three sepiatone plates have dampstains at the inner corners, pages otherwise clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Connecticut Register for the Year of Our Lord 1808, Ebenezer P. Cady
128 Ebenezer P. Cady The Connecticut Register for the Year of Our Lord 1808
New London, Connecticut Ebenezer P. Cady 1808 Paperback Good 
New London, Connecticut: Ebenezer P. Cady, 1808. Published 1808. Marbled paper covers, 144 pages. Spine covering chipped, edges rubbed with some minor edge chipping, binding sound, contents age-toned but clean, some very minor old spotting, date written on front cover, no other markings.. Soft Cover. Good. 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Great Men and Famous Women. Volume  VII: Artist and Authors, Edited By Charles F. Horne
129 Edited By Charles F. Horne Great Men and Famous Women. Volume VII: Artist and Authors
New York Selmar Hess 1894 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No 
New York: Selmar Hess, 1894. First edition [1894]. Very clean single volume (Vol. VII) of the 8 volume edition of this well-produced series, containing illustrated biographies of prominent men and women. Generously illustrated throughout with tissue-protected photogravures, wood engravings and typogravures. Three quarter deep rich brown morocco leather over textured brown cloth, spine and cover lettering and decoration in gilt, four slightly raised spine bands, all edges tinted red, marbled endpapers, about 12 inches tall, 9 inches wide, and about an inch thick. Very good condition with some very light shelf rubbing, firm binding, very clean pages with no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Great Men and Famous Women. Volume III: Statesmen and Sages, Edited By Charles F. Horne
130 Edited By Charles F. Horne Great Men and Famous Women. Volume III: Statesmen and Sages
New York Selmar Hess 1894 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No 
New York: Selmar Hess, 1894. First edition [1894]. Very clean single volume (Vol. III) of the 8 volume edition of this well-produced series, containing illustrated biographies of prominent men and women. Generously illustrated throughout with tissue-protected photogravures, wood engravings and typogravures. Three quarter deep rich brown morocco leather over textured brown cloth, spine and cover lettering and decoration in gilt, four slightly raised spine bands, all edges tinted red, marbled endpapers, about 12 inches tall, 9 inches wide, and about an inch thick. Very good condition with some very light shelf rubbing, firm binding, very clean pages with no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Great Men and Famous Women. Volume IV: Statesmen and Sages, Edited By Charles F. Horne
131 Edited By Charles F. Horne Great Men and Famous Women. Volume IV: Statesmen and Sages
New York Selmar Hess 1894 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No 
New York: Selmar Hess, 1894. First edition [1894]. Very clean single volume (Vol. IV) of the 8 volume edition of this well-produced series, containing illustrated biographies of prominent men and women. Generously illustrated throughout with tissue-protected photogravures, wood engravings and typogravures. Three quarter deep rich brown morocco leather over textured brown cloth, spine and cover lettering and decoration in gilt, four slightly raised spine bands, all edges tinted red, marbled endpapers, about 12 inches tall, 9 inches wide, and about an inch thick. Very good condition with some very light shelf rubbing, firm binding, very clean pages with no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Great Men and Famous Women. Volume VI: Workmen and Heroes, Edited By Charles F. Horne
132 Edited By Charles F. Horne Great Men and Famous Women. Volume VI: Workmen and Heroes
New York Selmar Hess 1894 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No 
New York: Selmar Hess, 1894. First edition [1894]. Very clean single volume (Vol. VI) of the 8 volume edition of this well-produced series, containing illustrated biographies of prominent men and women. Generously illustrated throughout with tissue-protected photogravures, wood engravings and typogravures. Three quarter deep rich brown morocco leather over textured brown cloth, spine and cover lettering and decoration in gilt, four slightly raised spine bands, all edges tinted red, marbled endpapers, about 12 inches tall, 9 inches wide, and about an inch thick. Very good condition with some very light shelf rubbing, firm binding, very clean pages with no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge.  16 Volumes Plus Index, Edited By George Ripley and Charles A. Dana
133 Edited By George Ripley and Charles A. Dana The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge. 16 Volumes Plus Index
New York D. Appleton & Company 1873 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No 
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1873. First edition, published 1873-76, with index published in 1878. Complete in sixteen volumes plus index. Very attractive set in three quarter saddle tan calf leather over marbled boards, slightly raised spine bands, gilt spine lettering, gilt decorated compartments, all edges marbled, matching marbled endpapers, each volume ten inches tall and an average of just more than two inches thick. Very well-kept set with tight bindings, gilt bright and clear, light scuffing and edgewear, very minor chips to the very tops of a few spine heads, some light age-crackling to spine surfaces of a few volumes (fully stabilized), dark spot to the lower leather portion of the rear cover of volume IV with a bit visible along the edge of the spine, very clean pages with no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 1150.00 USD
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A Sermon Preached at the Ordination of the Reverend Mr. Joseph Willar, to the Pastoral Care of the First Church in Bevely, in Conjunction with the Reverend Mr. Joseph Champney, November XXV, MDCCLXXII...to Which are Annexed, the Charge..., Eliot, Andrew
134 Eliot, Andrew A Sermon Preached at the Ordination of the Reverend Mr. Joseph Willar, to the Pastoral Care of the First Church in Bevely, in Conjunction with the Reverend Mr. Joseph Champney, November XXV, MDCCLXXII...to Which are Annexed, the Charge...
Boston, New-England Printed By Thomas and John Fleet; Published at the Desire of the Church and Congregation in Beverly 1773 First Edition Paperback Fair 
Boston, New-England: Printed By Thomas and John Fleet; Published at the Desire of the Church and Congregation in Beverly, 1773. First edition, 1773, self-contained but extracted from a bound volume of sermons, begins at half-title, 47 pages plus blank at the end. Inscription at top of half-title reads: The Rev'd Author to S.[illegible name], with margin notes in similar handwriting on pages 17 and 18. Pale dampstaining to the bottom third throughout, remains of old binding stuck to spine, some pages beginning to separate from the top but all still attached.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 315.00 USD
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A Sermon Preached September 17, 1766. At the Ordination of the Reverend Mr. Ebenezer Thayer, to the Patoral Care of the First Church in Hampton [New Hampshire], Eliot, Andrew
135 Eliot, Andrew A Sermon Preached September 17, 1766. At the Ordination of the Reverend Mr. Ebenezer Thayer, to the Patoral Care of the First Church in Hampton [New Hampshire]
Boston, N.E. [New England] Printed By Kneeland and Adams in Milk-Street for Thomas Leverett, in Cornhill 1766 First Edition Paperback Fair 
Boston, N.E. [New England]: Printed By Kneeland and Adams in Milk-Street for Thomas Leverett, in Cornhill, 1766. First edition, 1766. Extracted from a bound volume of sermons, [3], 4-35 pages plus one blank leaf at the end. Includes errata statement at bottom of last page. Pale dampstains to the bottom third throughout, bits of the old binding still attached to the spine but essentially becoming disbound, pages age-toned as expected, no markings.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 425.00 USD
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Elliot's Improved New-York Double Directory. Containing An Alphabetical List of the Inhabitants, &c., Elliot, William
136 Elliot, William Elliot's Improved New-York Double Directory. Containing An Alphabetical List of the Inhabitants, &c.
New York William Elliott 1812 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
New York: William Elliott, 1812. Title page date 1812. Exceptionally scarce city directory which includes resident addresses and occupations, as well as a reverse directory by street, other useful information. Very worn. Printed hardcover which is darkened and coated with what appears to be shellac, homemade leather spine with title, date and author neatly hand printed in gilt, about 8.5" tall. Mispaginations throughout but complete: 32, 31, [2], 42-96, 89-178, i-lxxx; plus Compendious Almanack for 1812-13 and A Tide Table printed on the verso of the front free endpaper. Covers heavily chipped and worn, hinges repaired with old paper tape, paper tape in gutter of front free endpaper and preliminary blank, binding cracked at the title page and final page but text block otherwise sound with no loosened pages, page age-toned but clean with some uniform foxing, old dampstaining to top half of first few leaves, modern name and address stamp in blue ink stamped in the middle title page below the subtitle and above the publisher information, and on final blank.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 1150.00 USD
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Irish Girl: And Other Poems, Ellis, Sarah [Stickney] (1799-1872)
137 Ellis, Sarah [Stickney] (1799-1872) Irish Girl: And Other Poems
New York James Langley 1844 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
New York: James Langley, 1844. First edition [1844]. Scarce book of poems by Mrs. Ellis. Attractively bound in full black grained leather with gilt lettering and decoration, all edges gilt, light yellow endpapers, frontis portrait, 264 pages. Light edgewear, gilt bright and clear, good hinges, firm text block, endpapers age-toned, old dampstain to outer edges of front and rear blanks, frontis portrait, final page of text, name of Eliza Livingston dated 1846 on front free endpaper, gift notation from Livingston to S. Lincoln in 1847 on preliminary blank, pages clean with a few instances of very light foxing.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 545.00 USD
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The Conduct of Life. The Lighthouse Library of Great Thinkers, Emerson, Ralph Waldo
138 Emerson, Ralph Waldo The Conduct of Life. The Lighthouse Library of Great Thinkers
Edinburgh, Scotland Otto Schulze & Company 1904 Hardcover Good 
Edinburgh, Scotland: Otto Schulze & Company, 1904. Undated [1904]. From the Lighthouse Library of Great Thinkers series. Handsomely bound in three quarter tan grained leather over marbled boards, raised spine bands with gilt decorated compartments, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, book measuring 8.75" x 7", 366 pages. some external rubbing and scuffing, mainly to the extremities, with some age-darkening of the marbled covers and to the spine, front endpapers have surface crack at the hinge but joint is very good, text block firm, pages clean with the bookplate of William Alexander Nash inside the front cover, no other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Diary of John Evelyn.  In Two Volumes.  Memoirs and Secret Chronicles Series, St. Dunstan Society, Evelyn, John.  Edited By William Bray
139 Evelyn, John. Edited By William Bray The Diary of John Evelyn. In Two Volumes. Memoirs and Secret Chronicles Series, St. Dunstan Society
Akron, Ohio St. Dunstan Society 1905 Hardcover Very Good Signed
Akron, Ohio: St. Dunstan Society, 1905. Undated, ca. 1905. Handsomely bound two volume set from the Memoirs and Secret Chronicles series published by St. Dunstan Society. Rich burgundy red morocco leather lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt with blue and black front cover accents, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, about 9.5 inches tall, color series title pages, color frontis in each volume, other illustrations. St. Dunstan signed bindings. Some light rubbing to the extremities, tight bindings, very clean pages with no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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Practical Astonomy: Containing, a Description of the Solar System; The Doctrine of the Sphere; The Principal Problems in Astronomy, Illustrated with Many Examples Together with Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Primary Planets, Ewing, Alexander.  Revised By John Gummere
140 Ewing, Alexander. Revised By John Gummere Practical Astonomy: Containing, a Description of the Solar System; The Doctrine of the Sphere; The Principal Problems in Astronomy, Illustrated with Many Examples Together with Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Primary Planets
Burlington, New Jersey David Allinson & Co. 1812 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
Burlington, New Jersey: David Allinson & Co., 1812. Worn copy of the 1812 first edition. Includes folding plate and numerous pages of tables. Full sheep leather with dark red spine label, 145 pages. Label inside front cover indicates that it was rebound (probably early 19th century) by T. H. Burnton at M. Robinson's Library. Heavily worn with front cover holding by binder's cords, much chipping to lower corner of frear cover, text block sound, pages heavily age-toned and foxed but legible, folding plate has two short closed tears and numerous extra creases, name of Steuben Taylor on front free endpaper.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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