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Poems on Various Subjects; with Some Essays in Prose, Letters to Correspondents, &c. And a Treatise on Health, Bowden, Samuel
41 Bowden, Samuel Poems on Various Subjects; with Some Essays in Prose, Letters to Correspondents, &c. And a Treatise on Health
Bath Leake and Frederick et al; Printed By T. Boddely for the Author 1754 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Bath: Leake and Frederick et al; Printed By T. Boddely for the Author, 1754. Collected poems, letters and essays by Samuel Bowden, M.D. of Frome, Somersetshire, locally known as The Poet of Frome. The volume dedicated to Charles Boyle, Lord Viscount Dungarvan, and contains a long list of subscribers. Bowden was also a contributor to Gentlemen's Magazine and friend of the poet Elizabeth Rowe. Late 19th or early 20th century binding in full burgundy calf with lettering and subtle decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, attached ribbon bookmark, xii, (11), 390 pages. Some external rubbing, mainly along the joints and spine, good hinges, firm text block, clean pages with a name at the head of the title page, no other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 865.00 USD
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The Andrus Bindery: A History of the Shop 1831-1838, Brainard, Newton C. (editor)
42 Brainard, Newton C. (editor) The Andrus Bindery: A History of the Shop 1831-1838
Hartford, Connecticut Privately Printed at the Sign of the Stone Book, The Case Lockwood & Brainard Company 1940 Hardcover Very Good 
Hartford, Connecticut: Privately Printed at the Sign of the Stone Book, The Case Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1940. Published 1940. The history of the Andrus bindery of Hartford, Connecticut, as written by some of its former employees. Includes "compliments of" card by the editor laid in loosely at the front. Gray-green hardcover with forest green spine, paper spine label, 46 pages. Near fine condition with just a light trace of rubbing to the spine ends, good hinges, firm text block, very clean pages free from names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Souvenirs D'un Academicien Sur La Revolution, Le Premier Empire et La Restauration.  Two Volumes.  In Signed Creuzevault Binding, Brifaut, Ch.
43 Brifaut, Ch. Souvenirs D'un Academicien Sur La Revolution, Le Premier Empire et La Restauration. Two Volumes. In Signed Creuzevault Binding
Paris Albin Michel 1921 Hardcover Very Good 
Paris: Albin Michel, 1921. In French. Published 1921. Fine binding, brown half leather over sympathetically colored boards with an applied cover design - marbling, sponging, or a combination of the two - that was applied to the two surfaces at the same time (or so it appears). Black spine label lettered in gilt, raised spine bands, gilt decorated compartments, marbled endpapers, original softcovers bound in, 366 + 303 pages. Partially unopened copy. Some light shelfwear with a bit of wearthrough at the corners, names on front free endpapers, no other markings. A clean, sound and handsome copy.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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A Sermon Delivered at the Ordination of the Rev. Bezaleel Pinneo, to the Pastoral Charge of the First Church and Society in Milford, October 26, 1796, Brockway, Thomas (1745-1807)
44 Brockway, Thomas (1745-1807) A Sermon Delivered at the Ordination of the Rev. Bezaleel Pinneo, to the Pastoral Charge of the First Church and Society in Milford, October 26, 1796
New Haven T. And S. Green 1797 Paperback Fair 
New Haven: T. And S. Green, 1797. Softcover, 24 pages. Sabin indicates 30 pages - the final page of this copy (page 24) ends with an Amen and printer's device, completing the body of the sermon but with the subsequent Charge and Right Hand of Friendship absent. Covers worn to round at the corners, top series of binding stitches absent (still secured by the lower stitches), page age-toned with some occasional foxing.. Soft Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Early Autumn, Bromfield, Louis. Illustrated By Jerome Pinkney
45 Bromfield, Louis. Illustrated By Jerome Pinkney Early Autumn
Franklin Center, PA The Franklin Library 1977 Limited Edition Hardcover Fine 
Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1977. Franklin Library limited edition, 1977. Pulitzer Prize winner. Fine copy in full golden tan 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 Fool of Quality; or, the History of Henry Early of Moreland.  Volume III, Brooke, Mr.
46 Brooke, Mr. The Fool of Quality; or, the History of Henry Early of Moreland. Volume III
Philadelphia Robert Campbell 1794 Hardcover Fair 
Philadelphia: Robert Campbell, 1794. Stated first American edition, 1794. Volume III only (of 3). Worn but sound copy in full calf or sheep leather with red spine label, 6.75" tall, 257 pages. Covers rubbed with some additional wear to corners and spine ends, good hinges, sound text block pages a little age-yellowed, lightly foxed and occasionally a bit grubby but fully and readily legible throughout, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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A Cracker Bon-Bon for Christmas Parties: Consisting of Christmas Pieces, for Private Representation, and Other Seasonable Matter, in Prose and Verse, Brough, Robert B.
47 Brough, Robert B. A Cracker Bon-Bon for Christmas Parties: Consisting of Christmas Pieces, for Private Representation, and Other Seasonable Matter, in Prose and Verse
London David Bogue 1852 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Signed
London: David Bogue, 1852. Scarce first edition [1952] of this collection of humorous Christmas-themed anecdotes, verses, etc., illustrated in cartoon and caricature, in a fine signed binding, original red cloth softcover wraps bound in. Full brown levant leather with extensive gilt decoration, raised spine bands, elaborately gilt tooled inner dentelles over marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, 99 pages plus both front and rear original wraps bound in ahead of and behind the text, color frontis, attached multi-color ribbon bookmark. Binding signed A. Taffin Rel. Includes transmittal letter on letterhead of Van R. Halsey from Rumson, New Jersey, giving the book to someone named Barbara in 1947. Some light rubbing to the corners and joints, minor scuff to spine foot, good hinges, sound text block, a few very tiny closed outer margin tears, pages lightly age-toned but clean with no names or other markings. A handsome copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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The New America and The Far East.  Eight Volume Set.  A Picturesque and Historic Description of These Lands and Peoples, Browne, G. Waldo.  With Henry Cabot Lodge; Joseph Wheeler; Kogoro Takahira; John D. Long; Leonard Wood; Charles H. Allen.  Introduction By Edward S. Ellis
48 Browne, G. Waldo. With Henry Cabot Lodge; Joseph Wheeler; Kogoro Takahira; John D. Long; Leonard Wood; Charles H. Allen. Introduction By Edward S. Ellis The New America and The Far East. Eight Volume Set. A Picturesque and Historic Description of These Lands and Peoples
Boston Marshall Jones Company 1907 First Edition Hardcover Good No 
Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1907. First edition [1907]. With about 1200 illustrations in both color and in black and white. Attractive eight volume set [additional volumes published later] in three quarter reddish brown leather over maroon textured cloth, raised spine bands, gilt lettering, top edges gilt, each volume 10.75" tall and about an inch thick. Vol. I: Hawaii; Vol. II: Philippines, Japan; Vol. III-IV: Japan; Vol. V-VI: China; Vol. VII: China, Cuba; Vol. VIII: Cuba, Porto Rico. Spines uniformly faded to warm brown, some rubbing and light scuffing to extremities but no spine chips, some spots to the leather on the rear cover of volume I, good hinges, firm text blocks, small name stamps on the upper corners of the title pages and on the front free endpapers of volume 5-8, pages clean with some minor foxing to the upper edges of the last few pages in volumes 5, 6, and 7.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 295.00 USD
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The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Complete in One Volume, Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
49 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett The Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Complete in One Volume
New York Hurst & Company 1895 Hardcover Fair 
New York: Hurst & Company, 1895. Undated, ca. 1895. Browning's poems in a very unusual binding made of smooth leather dyed in an abstract blue and light tan design, gilt lettering with Art Nouveau style gilt flower at lower right, all edges tinted red and then gilded, corners rounded, about 7.5" tall, patterned endpapers in blues and silver gilt, color frontis portrait. Edges lightly rubbed with some short closed tears and minor chips to the spine ends, spine slightly darkened with a couple of faint white smudges, hinges internally cracked, text block sound, dampstains to outer edges of first few pages, pages otherwise clean, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Pippa Passes, Browning, Robert
50 Browning, Robert Pippa Passes
New York Barse & Hopkins 1915 Paperback Good 
New York: Barse & Hopkins, 1915. Undated, ca. 1915. Browning's drama in an attractive tan suede binding with Art Nouveau design in gilt and burned into the suede, 7" tall. Some edge rubbing and a few minor chips, gilt bright, some short tears to endpapers, name and 1919 date on preliminary blank, pages clean and unmarked.. Soft Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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A New Library of Poetry and Song: Edited by William Cullen Bryant. With His Review of Poets and Poetry from the Time of Chaucer. In Two Volumes, Bryant, William Cullen (editor)
51 Bryant, William Cullen (editor) A New Library of Poetry and Song: Edited by William Cullen Bryant. With His Review of Poets and Poetry from the Time of Chaucer. In Two Volumes
New York Fords, Howard & Hulbert 1895 Hardcover Very Good 
New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1895. Handsomely bound two volume set, published 1895. Collection of poetry, arranged by topic and illustrated with full page portraits and smaller illustrations throughout the text. Three quarter saddle brown leather over marbled boards, slightly raised spine bands with gilt lettering and decoration, all edges gilt, 9 5/8" tall. Some modest external rubbing, very short separation at top of front joint of volume II, good hinges, firm text blocks, very clean pages with two having some minor darkening from a newspaper clipping kept there, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Domestic Medicine; or a Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, By Regimen and Simple Medicines, Buchan, William
52 Buchan, William Domestic Medicine; or a Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, By Regimen and Simple Medicines
Waterford [New York] James Lyon & Co. 1797 Hardcover Good 
Waterford [New York]: James Lyon & Co., 1797. Twentieth edition, title page dated 1797. Scarce Waterford NY imprint. Full brown leather with dark maroon spine label, xxiv, 476, [19] pages. Some expected external wear and rubbing, two very small insect holes to surface of rear cover, spine label cracked, lower portion of rear cover darkened, binding firm, pages age-darkened but clean, occasional light foxing, readily legible throughout, minor chip to outer edge of final page of index, "Levi Peck's Book" written at top of front free endpaper, no other markings. Includes an appendix containing a dispensatory for the use of private practitioners.. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 425.00 USD
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Domestic Medicine; or, the Family Physician: Being an Attempt to Render the Medical Art More Generally Useful, By Shewing People What is in Their Own Power Both with Respect to the Prevention and Cure of Diseases, Buchan, William
53 Buchan, William Domestic Medicine; or, the Family Physician: Being an Attempt to Render the Medical Art More Generally Useful, By Shewing People What is in Their Own Power Both with Respect to the Prevention and Cure of Diseases
Norwich, Connecticut John Trumbull, for Robert Hodge, M'Dougall and William Green, in Boston 1778 Paperback Poor 
Norwich, Connecticut: John Trumbull, for Robert Hodge, M'Dougall and William Green, in Boston, 1778. Third American edition, 1778. Binding copy with covers absent, ending at page 430 (out of 436), with a heavily chipped page 433/34 present but detached. Brown leather spine covering is worn but intact, with a generally sound binding, front free endpaper about a third absent, large chip to head of title page which affects much of the main part of the title (Domestic through Physician), portions of some words still there. Pages a little age-toned but clean, name of Ely Ethan on front free endpaper.. Soft Cover. Poor. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Heart's Ease in Heart-Trouble.  Or, a Sovereign Remedy Against All Trouble of Heart That Christ's Disciples are Subject to, Under All Kinds of Afflications in the Life, Bunyan, John (1628-1688)
54 Bunyan, John (1628-1688) Heart's Ease in Heart-Trouble. Or, a Sovereign Remedy Against All Trouble of Heart That Christ's Disciples are Subject to, Under All Kinds of Afflications in the Life
Brattleborough [Brattleboro], Vermont William Fessenden 1813 Hardcover Fair 
Brattleborough [Brattleboro], Vermont: William Fessenden, 1813. Early American printing (1813) of this inspirational text meant to comfort the faithful. Rough copy with marbled paper covered wooden boards, calf spine, 179 pages. Front cover detached but present, both covers heavily chipped and worn, spine lightly chipped, front free endpaper chipped, text block sound, inscriptions on endpapers, historical society stamp on rear free endpaper, pages uniformly age-toned but clean and unmarked.. Hard Cover. Fair. 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Doctrine of the Law & Grace Unfolded, or, a Discourse Touching the Law and Grace..., Bunyan, John (1628-1688)
55 Bunyan, John (1628-1688) The Doctrine of the Law & Grace Unfolded, or, a Discourse Touching the Law and Grace...
Boston J. Draper, for D. Henchman 1742 First US Edition Hardcover Poor 
Boston: J. Draper, for D. Henchman, 1742. Estimated publication date 1742, first American edition, third edition overall. Imperfect copy with title page absent and other faults, appears to be the third edition printed in Boston by J. Draper, for D. Henchman, 1742. Brown leather over wooden boards, 14.5 cm tall. Very worn, with title page the only leaf absent other than free endpapers, Epistle to the Reader present with title included on first page of text, x, 215, [1]p. Covers chipped with much of underlying wood absent, pages darkened and heavily worn around the edges, occasional old dampstains, closed tear to page 65/66 with no loss of text, chip to outer margin of page 201-2 with some very minor loss of text. Names and notes on pastedowns and final blank including gift notation dated 1776.. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Poor. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 285.00 USD
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The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which is to Come...  Genuine Edition, with Notes, Bunyan, John (1628-1688)
56 Bunyan, John (1628-1688) The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which is to Come... Genuine Edition, with Notes
Boston Isaiah Thomas, Jun.; E. Mirriam & Co., Printers 1817 Hardcover Poor 
Boston: Isaiah Thomas, Jun.; E. Mirriam & Co., Printers, 1817. Published 1817. Heavily worn copy of this classic work, illustrated with full-page engravings. Full calf, 300 pages. Covers heavily rubbed and worn, spine covering nearly chipped away, corners chipped, front joint split but front cover still attached, pages worn with numerous margin chips and tears, large chips to two pages affecting about 20-30% of the text, a few old dampstains. Reading copy.. Hard Cover. Poor. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.  From the Latest European Edition. Two Volumes in One, Burns, Robert (1759-1796)
57 Burns, Robert (1759-1796) Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect. From the Latest European Edition. Two Volumes in One
Philadelphia Patterson & Cochran 1798 First US Edition Hardcover Fair 
Philadelphia: Patterson & Cochran, 1798. First American edition, 1798. Worn but generally sound copy in full brown leather with black spine label, 6.5" tall, 302 pages. Covers worn and rubbed, front joint split about halfway up the spine but cover remains attached, text block sound, free endpapers removed, considerable number of old names and writing to pastedowns and title page, text age-darkened with intermittent dampstaining, fully and readily legible throughout, . First US Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns.  With A Sketch of the Author's Life.  Three Volumes.  British Poets, Burns, Robert (1759-1796)
58 Burns, Robert (1759-1796) The Poetical Works of Robert Burns. With A Sketch of the Author's Life. Three Volumes. British Poets
Boston James R. Osgood & Co. 1871 Hardcover Good 
Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1871. Attractive three volume set from 1871 in three quarter green polished calf over marbled boards, dual spine labels in red and brown (top label is printed with British Poets), gilt spine lettering and decoration, marbled edges and endpapers, each volume about 6.75 inches tall. Some edge rubbing and scuffing, spines slightly darkened and a bit dried but stabilized, some roughness to the spine ends, good joints/hinges, sound text blocks, clean pages free from names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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Hudibras, a Poem. With Historical, Biographical, and Explanatory Notes. In Two Volumes, Butler, Samuel
59 Butler, Samuel Hudibras, a Poem. With Historical, Biographical, and Explanatory Notes. In Two Volumes
London Akerman, Walker and Co., Reid, Bigg, Sharpe, Clarke, Chappell, Andrews, Bell, John Bumpus 1822 Hardcover Very Good 
London: Akerman, Walker and Co., Reid, Bigg, Sharpe, Clarke, Chappell, Andrews, Bell, John Bumpus, 1822. New edition, with twelve hand colored engravings. Two volumes in attractive early 19th century full black grained leather with decorative borders in gilt and bline, slightly raised spine bands, gilt decorated spine, gilt tooled inner dentelles, all edges gilt, about 8.5" tall. Very good condition with only light external wear, endpapers possibly renewed at one point but not recently, firm bindings, very clean pages with some offsetting of the engravings onto the opposite pages, armorial bookplate of noted book and art collector Jeorge A. Zabriskie in the first volume, no other names or markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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Posthumous Works in Prose and Verse, Written in the Time of the Civil Wars and Reign of K. Charles II By Mr. Samuel Butler, Author of Hudibras...With a Key to Hudibras By Sir Rober l'Estrange.  Two Volumes in One, Butler, Samuel
60 Butler, Samuel Posthumous Works in Prose and Verse, Written in the Time of the Civil Wars and Reign of K. Charles II By Mr. Samuel Butler, Author of Hudibras...With a Key to Hudibras By Sir Rober l'Estrange. Two Volumes in One
London Sam. Briscoe 1715 Hardcover Good 
London: Sam. Briscoe, 1715. Two volumes bound in one. full calf with raised spine bands, gilt ruled covers and gilt ruled and decorated compartments, red speckled edges, title pages in red and black, frontis engraving of the author, 243, [21], 292, [4], 14 cm tall. Some light scuffing and rubbing, mainly to the extremities, small chip to spine head, tiny insect hole at lower front joint, good joints/ hinges, sound text block, pages clean and unmarked.. Hard Cover. Good. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 145.00 USD
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