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Mark Antony DeWolfe Howe 1808 - 1895.  A Brief Record of a Long Life, E. W. H.
121 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
122 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
123 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
124 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
125 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
126 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
127 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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Sporting Anecdotes, Original and Selected. A New Endition, Considerably Enlarged and Improved, Egan, Pierce
128 Egan, Pierce Sporting Anecdotes, Original and Selected. A New Endition, Considerably Enlarged and Improved
London Sherwood, Jones, and Co. 1825 Hardcover Good 
London: Sherwood, Jones, and Co., 1825. New Edition, Enlarged & Improved, 1825. Three color plates including a wonderful folding plate of a boxing match, three additional black and white plates including frontis. An early 19th century look at the English sporting world. Full maroon morocco leather, raised spine bands, gilt decoration including sporting motifs to compartments, gilt tooled inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, binding likely early to mid 20th century, 592 pages. Light rubbing to the extremities, minor roughness to spine head, good hinges, sound text block, pages intermittently foxed throughout, with heavy foxing to the black and white plates and adjacent pages, effectly no foxing to the lovely color plates, pages otherwise clean, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 365.00 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
129 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
130 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
131 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)
132 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
133 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
134 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
135 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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1828. The New-Hampshire Annual Register, and United States Calendar, Farmer, John;Moore, Jacob Bailey
136 Farmer, John;Moore, Jacob Bailey 1828. The New-Hampshire Annual Register, and United States Calendar
Concord [NH] Jacob B. Moore 1827 First Edition Paperback Good 
Concord [NH]: Jacob B. Moore, 1827. Annual edition for 1828, published 1827. Contains information about state and county government, organizations and businesses. Softcover, 5.75" tall, 144 pages. Covers a bit worn and very lightly age-spotted, sound binding, age-toned but clean pages, 1828 notation inside front cover, modern name and address stamp on title page and rear free endpaper.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Reivers. A Reminiscence, Faulkner, William. Illustrated By Dick Brown
137 Faulkner, William. Illustrated By Dick Brown The Reivers. A Reminiscence
Franklin Center, PA The Franklin Library 1979 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine 
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1979. Franklin Library limited edition, 1979. Pulitzer Prize winner. Fine copy in full deep pine green 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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So Big, Ferber, Edna. Illustrated By Howard Rogers
138 Ferber, Edna. Illustrated By Howard Rogers So Big
Franklin Center, PA The Franklin Library 1978 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1978. Franklin Library limited edition, 1978. Pulitzer Prize winner. Near fine copy in full rich brown 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. Very minor scuffing to gilt on lower edge of text block, otherwise looks and feels new and unread, with tight binding, clean pages, no names or other markings.. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 26.00 USD
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The Temptation of Friar Gonsol. A Story of the Devil, Two Saints and a Booke, Field, Eugene
139 Field, Eugene The Temptation of Friar Gonsol. A Story of the Devil, Two Saints and a Booke
Washington, DC Woodward & Lothrop, Printed By Byron S. Adams 1900 Limited Edition Hardcover Fair 
Washington, DC: Woodward & Lothrop, Printed By Byron S. Adams, 1900. Number 80 of 300 copies printed on handmade paper, 1900. Worn copy in edge-rubbed tan paper covered boards, red ribbon inserts with foredge ties removed, spine covering absent, title page and one other page detached but present, one gathering loosened, pages clean and unmarked.. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Figures De La Bible, Conenues En Conq Cens Tableaux, Graves D'apres Les Desseins De Raphael, & Des Plus Grands Maitres, Accompagnes D'une Courte Explication Pour l'instruction De La Jeunesse..., Figures De La Bible
140 Figures De La Bible Figures De La Bible, Conenues En Conq Cens Tableaux, Graves D'apres Les Desseins De Raphael, & Des Plus Grands Maitres, Accompagnes D'une Courte Explication Pour l'instruction De La Jeunesse...
Paris G. Desprez 1767 Hardcover Fair 
Paris: G. Desprez, 1767. A worn and incomplete copy of this collection of more than five hundred copper plate engravings of scenes from the Old and New Testaments. This copy contains 454 of the 500 half-page plates plus a full page frontis, title page vignette and quarter-page engraving at the beginning of the Discours Preliminaire - it is missing 46 of the 328 plates from the Old Testament and none from the New Testament. We are selling this as a collection of plates only, as there is quite a bit of damage to the text, with many ragged edges and large chips. The plates are in generally very good condition with some (perhaps ten or twelve) having chips in the margins rather close to the printed areas, but no damage to the printed areas themselves. All in all, the beginning of the book is in the worst condition, steadily improving through the end. The frontis engraving does have some spotting. The frontis engraving is by Cochin, the title page vignette by K. Audran; none of the other engravings are identified by maker. The illustrations are quite lively, often dramatic (such as with Jonah and the whale), and beautifully made. The full calf binding is still present and very worn, with the pages still barely attached to the binding and to each other. Unfortunate condition, but still a lovely collection of Biblical plates.. Hard Cover. Fair. 4to (28 cm tall). 
Price: 875.00 USD
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