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The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. With Illustrations, Byron, Lord [Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron] (1788-1824)
61 Byron, Lord [Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron] (1788-1824) The Poetical Works of Lord Byron. With Illustrations
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott and Co. 1875 Hardcover Very Good 
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Co., 1875. New edition, 1875. Handsomely bound volume of Byron's complete works. Victorian binding in royal blue cloth over beveled boards, lettering and extensive decoration in gilt and black, all edges gilt, 10" tall, 444 pages. Illustrated with engravings, text arranged in double column format. Some rubbing to the extremities with some very light fraying to the spine ends, gilt bright and clear, good hinges (front hinge very neatly internally reglued), sound text block, typically age-toned but clean pages, award bookplate inside front cover (English Dept. First Premium from Chegaray Institute, Philadelphia), no other names or markings. . Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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62 C. Cornelii Taciti [Tacitus] Opera Omnia Quae Exstant. I Lipsius Denuo Castigauit, & Recensuit
Lugduni Apud Ant. Gryphium 1534 Hardcover Good 
Lugduni: Apud Ant. Gryphium, 1534. In Latin. Full vellum, mostly likely 18th century, with maroon spine label, marbled pastedowns, blank free endpapers, 310 pages, colophon absent, 11.75 cm tall. Vellum age-yellowed and soiled with superficial cut marks to front cover, spine label worn at the edges, covers flat and square, binding very lightly shaken but pages very secure, names and very old doodles (including one of a Roman banner) on free endpapers and preliminary blank, "Charles O'Connor, Rome, 1899" also on front free endpaper, rear free endpaper chipped, numbers written in margins of a few pages toward the beginning of the book, pages age-toned but clean.. Hard Cover. Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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C. J. A. Wilson's Ships, C. J. A. Wilson; William A. Baker; Richard B. Holman
63 C. J. A. Wilson; William A. Baker; Richard B. Holman C. J. A. Wilson's Ships
Barre, Massachusetts Barre Publishers 1971 082717103X / 9780827171039 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Slipcase Signed
Barre, Massachusetts: Barre Publishers, 1971. Limited edition, no. 49 of only 350 copies printed, signed by Baker, who provided the notes and commentary, on the limitations page. High quality reproductions of Wilson's marine etchings, accompanied by historical context. Oblong format, 7.75" x 9.25", yellow hardcover with an anchor design, green cloth spine, matching yellow slipcase. Some very minor age-related shelf soil to the book and slipcase, binding firm, pages very clean and free from names or other markings.. Signed by the Editor. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good Slipcase. Oblong 8vo. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Connecticut Register for the Year of Our Lord 1807, Cady and Eells
64 Cady and Eells The Connecticut Register for the Year of Our Lord 1807
New London, Connecticut Cady and Eells 1807 Paperback Fair 
New London, Connecticut: Cady and Eells, 1807. Published 1807. Marbled paper covers, 154 pages. Front cover absent, spine neatly covered with tan paper tape. Edges rubbed with some minor edge chipping, binding sound, contents age-toned but clean, some very minor old spotting, date written on spine, no other markings.. Soft Cover. Fair. 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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La Lusiade De Louis Camoens, Poeme Heroque En Dix Chants.  Two Volumes, Camoens, Louis.  Translated By J. F. La Harpe
65 Camoens, Louis. Translated By J. F. La Harpe La Lusiade De Louis Camoens, Poeme Heroque En Dix Chants. Two Volumes
Paris Laurent-Beaupre 1813 Hardcover Very Good 
Paris: Laurent-Beaupre, 1813. In French. Handsomely bound two-volume set from 1813 containing this popular Portuguese epic. Full marbled calf with dual tan spine labels, gilt decorated compartments, speckled edges, ribbon bookmarks, 350 + 294 pages. Some light edgewear to the covers and aa tiny insect chip near the outer edge of volume I, good joints/hinges, sound text blocks with no loosened pages, pages very clean and free from chips, tears, names or other markings. A very clean, sound and handsome set.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 16mo (15.75 cm tall). 
Price: 165.00 USD
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The American Criterion of the English Language; Containing the Elements of Pronunciation; in Five Sections.  For the Use of English Schools and Foreigners, Carrol, James
66 Carrol, James The American Criterion of the English Language; Containing the Elements of Pronunciation; in Five Sections. For the Use of English Schools and Foreigners
New London, Connecticut Samuel Green 1795 First Edition Hardcover Good 
New London, Connecticut: Samuel Green, 1795. First edition. Early American imprint (1795) with emphasis on American pronunciation of the English language. The author, in the preface, recognizes distinct regional differences even within the American mode of speech - "The pronunciation of the southern states of English America is almost as different from that of the New-England states, even among the learned, as any two dialects of the language of any illiterate nation can be supposed to be : and yet both those parts of America abound with men of bright genius, large mental capacities and profound learning". The author also recognizes the diaparity between the written and spoken English language, and attempts to teach new English readers a consistent method of pronunciation based on a system of rules set forth in the book. Paper covered wooden boards with calf spine, ix, (2), 12-119, (1)p., with the final page citing errata. Free endpapers absent, otherwise a complete copy with age-toned pages free from chips or tears other than one page with a 3mm internal chip toward the bottom barely affecting the text on one page. Externally worn, with the paper covering quite chipped and exposing the wood, front hinge cracked. This is most likely its original, inexpensive binding, in unrestored condition. Text block sound with no loosened pages. Old stamp from what may have been an academic library (not identified) on front pastedown. Rare.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo (16 cm). First Edition. 
Price: 785.00 USD
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Alice's Adventures Under Ground. Being a Facsimile of the Original Ms. Book Afterwards Developed Into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", Carroll, Lewis
67 Carroll, Lewis Alice's Adventures Under Ground. Being a Facsimile of the Original Ms. Book Afterwards Developed Into "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
London Macmillan & Co. 1886 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
London: Macmillan & Co., 1886. First edition, 1886. Duplicates Carroll's handwritten manuscript and the 37 accompanying drawings. Handsomely rebound in rich red morocco leather with raised spine bands, gilt spine lettering and decoration, about 7.5" tall. Externally about fine, binding tight, pages slightly age-yellowed but clean, but unfortunately a horizontal closed tear across page 19/20 which has been neatly repaired with archival tape, probably at the time it was rebound. Name of Alice A. Morton with January 1st, 1887 date written neatly at upper corner of title page, no other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 525.00 USD
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Sketches of Revolutionary Worthies.  With Fine Portraits, Chapbook.  A. Grout, Jr.
68 Chapbook. A. Grout, Jr. Sketches of Revolutionary Worthies. With Fine Portraits
Worcester, Massachusetts J. Grout, Jr. 1840 First Edition Paperback Good 
Worcester, Massachusetts: J. Grout, Jr., 1840. First edition. Undated [c1940]. Blue printed softcover, about 4.25" x 3.75", stitched binding, 24 pages. Includes frontis engraving of George Washington, full page alphabet and numbers, full page engravings of Mrs. Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Roger Sherman. Covers a bit foxed with old dampstains and wear to the corners, light occasional internal foxing, mainly confined to the far top margins, name in pencil on blank side of frontis, which is lightly foxed, pages otherwise generally clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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The Boy's Scrap Book.  With Many Engravings, Chapbook.  A. Grout, Jr.
69 Chapbook. A. Grout, Jr. The Boy's Scrap Book. With Many Engravings
Worcester, Massachusetts J. Grout, Jr. 1840 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Worcester, Massachusetts: J. Grout, Jr., 1840. First edition. Undated [c1940]. Blue printed softcover, about 4.25" x 3.75", stitched binding, 24 pages. Includes frontis engraving and full page alphabet and numbers, other small wood engravings throughout the text. Light edgewear, a bit more to the corners, name in pencil on blank side of frontis, pages otherwise clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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The Flock of Sheep; or Familiar Explanation of Simple Facts, Chapbook.  S. Babcock - Babcock's Toy Books
70 Chapbook. S. Babcock - Babcock's Toy Books The Flock of Sheep; or Familiar Explanation of Simple Facts
New Haven [Connecticut] S. Babcock 1840 First Edition Paperback Good 
New Haven [Connecticut]: S. Babcock, 1840. First edition [1840]. Light pink printed softcover, about 4 3/8" x 2 3/4", stitched binding, 16 pages. Illustrated with small wood engravings throughout. One of Babcock's Moral, Instructive and Entertaining Toy Books. Light edgewear, old names in pencil inside front cover, pages lightly and uniformly foxed, clean and otherwise unmarked.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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The Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoui: A Manual of Arabian Erotology (XVI. Century), Cheikh Nefzaoui.  Translated by Sir Richard Burton
71 Cheikh Nefzaoui. Translated by Sir Richard Burton The Perfumed Garden of the Cheikh Nefzaoui: A Manual of Arabian Erotology (XVI. Century)
Cosmopoli For the Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, for Private Circulation Only 1886 Hardcover Good 
Cosmopoli: For the Kama Shastra Society of London and Benares, for Private Circulation Only, 1886. Printed in Alencon, France. Attractively bound in three quarter blue leather over lighter blue cloth, gilt spine lettering, raised spine bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Unfortunately someone a ran a half inch wide strip of black cloth tape on the leather portion of the front cover near the joint, fortunately not visible when the book is shelved. Erotic adventures in the style of the Arabian Nights, illustrated with eight explicit black and white plates by Malay depicting sexual positions. Some edgewear and two tiny scuff marks to the spine, firm binding, age-yellowed but clean pages with no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 285.00 USD
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Two Plays of Anton Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard; Three Sisters. Collector's Edition, Chekhov, Anton (1860-1904). Illustrated By Lajos Szalay
72 Chekhov, Anton (1860-1904). Illustrated By Lajos Szalay Two Plays of Anton Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard; Three Sisters. Collector's Edition
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1977 Hardcover Fine 
Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1977. Collector's edition, bound in full brick red 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: 36.00 USD
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The Poetical Works of Charles Churchill, With Copious Notes and a Life of the Author By W. Tooke, F.R.S.  Three Volumes.  British Poets, Churchill, Charles (1731-1764)
73 Churchill, Charles (1731-1764) The Poetical Works of Charles Churchill, With Copious Notes and a Life of the Author By W. Tooke, F.R.S. Three Volumes. British Poets
Boston James R. Osgood & Co. 1864 Hardcover Good 
Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1864. Attractive three volume set from 1864 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 with a few minor surface chips but stabilized, some roughness to the spine ends (some minor chipping to the spine heads of volumes I and III), good joints/hinges, sound text blocks, clean pages free from names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Good. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Tully's Five Books De Finibus; or, Concerning the Last Object of Desire and Aversion.  Done Into English By S. P. Gent, Cicero Marcus Tullius. [Jeremy Collier; Henry Dodwell].  Translated By S. P. Gent
74 Cicero Marcus Tullius. [Jeremy Collier; Henry Dodwell]. Translated By S. P. Gent Tully's Five Books De Finibus; or, Concerning the Last Object of Desire and Aversion. Done Into English By S. P. Gent
London Printed for Jacob Tonson at Gray's-Inn-Gate; and Robert Gibson 1702 First Edition Hardcover Good No 
London: Printed for Jacob Tonson at Gray's-Inn-Gate; and Robert Gibson, 1702. Revised, and with a preface by Jeremy Collier; and with an Apology for the Philosophical Writings of Cicero by Henry Dodwell. Includes the frequently-missing frontis portrait of Cicero and the four pages of publisher's advertisements at the back. Contemporary or similar period binding in paneled calf with gilt-stamped spine lettering, five raised spine bands, tooled floral designs at outer corners of both cover panels, outer edges speckled in red, [78], 368, [4] pages. Rubbed at the extremities with chips to spine ends and vertical crease to spine, joints a little tender but covers well attached, name on front free endpaper, title handwritten on front pastedown, margin chip to page 149/150, pages age-toned (some quite browned) but clean and unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 745.00 USD
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An Introduction to the Making of Latin; Comprising, After an Easy, Compensious Method, the Substance of the Latin Syntax: With Proper English Examples..., Clarke, John
75 Clarke, John An Introduction to the Making of Latin; Comprising, After an Easy, Compensious Method, the Substance of the Latin Syntax: With Proper English Examples...
New York Printed By John C. Totten for Evert Duyckinck, Bookseller 1811 Hardcover Fair 
New York: Printed By John C. Totten for Evert Duyckinck, Bookseller, 1811. Title page dated 1811. Worn but sound copy in full brown calf leather with red spine label, gilt ruled spine, 7.25' tall, 256 pages. Front cover attached only by binder's cords, wear and chippign to spine ends, internal surface chip to front cover, sound text block, pages age-toned but clean with only minor foxing, name of Jeremiah Woodford dated 1823 on front free endpaper.. Hard Cover. Fair. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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Letters to a Student in the University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Clarke, John
76 Clarke, John Letters to a Student in the University of Cambridge, Massachusetts
Boca Raton, Florida Samuel Hall 1796 First Edition Hardcover Fair 
Boca Raton, Florida: Samuel Hall, 1796. First edition, 1796. Front cover detached. Contemporary speckled calf leather with black spine label, gilt ruled spine, 148 pages. Spine ends chipped, front cover detached, covers worn at edges, sound text block, clean pages, bookseller sticker (Books on Pedagogy, C. W. Bardeen, Syracuse, NY) at upper corner of inside front cover, no other names or markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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The Hundred Wonders of the World, and of the Three Kingdoms of Nature, Described According to the Latest and Best Authorities, and Illustrated By Engravings, Clarke, Rev. C. C.
77 Clarke, Rev. C. C. The Hundred Wonders of the World, and of the Three Kingdoms of Nature, Described According to the Latest and Best Authorities, and Illustrated By Engravings
New-Haven, Connecticut John Babcock and Son; S. And W. R. Babcock; Sidney's Press 1821 First US Edition Hardcover Good 
New-Haven, Connecticut: John Babcock and Son; S. And W. R. Babcock; Sidney's Press, 1821. First American edition, from the tenth London edition. Includes 48 plates of woodcuts, with many plates containing two or more images. Describes world wonders with a focus on geology and natural features (and natural disasters), natural history, natural phenomena, major landmarks. Full marbled calf leather wtih black spine label, 660 pages. Covers rubbed, mainly at the extremities, with a surface crack to the front joint (cover well attached), sound text block, fairly little foxing, dark transparent stain to the far bottom margin of the first forty pages, not affecting text, getting progressively smaller from front toward page forty, name and date on front free endpaper, no other markings.. First US Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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Tales of My Landlord [First Series]. In Four Volumes, Cleishbotham, Jedediah. Pseudonym for Scott, Walter [Sir] (1771-1832)
78 Cleishbotham, Jedediah. Pseudonym for Scott, Walter [Sir] (1771-1832) Tales of My Landlord [First Series]. In Four Volumes
Edinburgh, Scotland; London William Blackwood and John Murray 1817 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Edinburgh, Scotland; London: William Blackwood and John Murray, 1817. Stated second edition, 1817. Attractive full speckled calf leather bindings by Sharpe Book-Binder, Warwick (oval label at upper corner front pastedown, volume I), black spine label with circular red volume number, gilt decorated spines, marbled edges, about 7" tall. Half-titles in volumes II and II only. Some expected external wear and rubbing but gilt bright and clear, volume numbers absent from volumes IV, very minor chips to spine heads, all joints lightly cracked (surface only) but covers very secure, text blocks firm, pages clean with some foxing to first and last couple of pages in each volume, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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Tales of My Landlord [Second Series]. In Four Volumes, Cleishbotham, Jedediah. Pseudonym for Scott, Walter [Sir] (1771-1832)
79 Cleishbotham, Jedediah. Pseudonym for Scott, Walter [Sir] (1771-1832) Tales of My Landlord [Second Series]. In Four Volumes
Edinburgh, Scotland; London William Blackwood and John Murray 1818 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Edinburgh, Scotland; London: William Blackwood and John Murray, 1818. First edition, 1818. Attractive full speckled calf leather bindings by Sharpe Book-Binder, Warwick (oval label at upper corner front pastedown, volume I), black spine label with circular red volume number, gilt decorated spines, marbled edges, about 7" tall. Half-title in volume II only. Some expected external wear and rubbing but gilt bright and clear, very minor chips to spine heads, all joints lightly cracked (surface only) but covers very secure, text blocks firm, pages clean with some very modest foxing to first and last couple of pages in each volume, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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Tales of My Landlord [Third Series]. In Four Volumes, Cleishbotham, Jedediah. Pseudonym for Scott, Walter [Sir] (1771-1832)
80 Cleishbotham, Jedediah. Pseudonym for Scott, Walter [Sir] (1771-1832) Tales of My Landlord [Third Series]. In Four Volumes
Edinburgh, Scotland; London Archibald Constable; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown; Hurst, Robinson 1819 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Edinburgh, Scotland; London: Archibald Constable; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown; Hurst, Robinson, 1819. First edition, 1819. Attractive full speckled calf leather bindings by Sharpe Book-Binder, Warwick (oval label at upper corner front pastedown, volume I), black spine label with circular red volume number, gilt decorated spines, marbled edges, about 7" tall. Half-titles in volume I & II only. Some expected external wear and rubbing but gilt bright and clear, very minor chips to spine heads, all joints lightly cracked (surface only) but covers very secure, text blocks firm, pages clean with some very modest foxing to first and last couple of pages in each volume, some very light scattered foxing to a few other pages, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 245.00 USD
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