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"Progress" in the Graphic Arts, Cleland, T. M.
81 Cleland, T. M. "Progress" in the Graphic Arts
Stamford, CT "Printed in Privacy" - The Overbrook Press 1949 First Edition, Limited to 1,000 Copies Paperback Very Good 
Stamford, CT: "Printed in Privacy" - The Overbrook Press, 1949. First edition, limited to 1000 copies. Private printing of an address delivered by Cleland at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Blue wraps with cover label, 32 pages. Some slight cover fading around the edges, otherwise fine condition.. First Edition, Limited to 1,000 Copies. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Lord Jim: A Tale. Collector's Edition, Conrad, Joseph. Illustrated By Lynd Ward
82 Conrad, Joseph. Illustrated By Lynd Ward Lord Jim: A Tale. Collector's Edition
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1977 Hardcover Fine 
Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1977. 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: 36.00 USD
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The Last of the Mohicans. Collector's Edition, Cooper, James Fenimore. Illustrated By Edward A. Wilson
83 Cooper, James Fenimore. Illustrated By Edward A. Wilson The Last of the Mohicans. Collector's Edition
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1979 Hardcover Fine 
Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1979. Collector's edition, bound in full rich saddle brown 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: 42.00 USD
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A Checklist of American Imprints, 1820-1829 : Author Index, Corrections and Sources, Cooper, M. Frances
84 Cooper, M. Frances A Checklist of American Imprints, 1820-1829 : Author Index, Corrections and Sources
Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A. Scarecrow Press, Incorporated 1973 0810805677 / 9780810805675 Hardcover Very Good No 
Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated, 1973. Published 1973. Rust colored cloth, 172 pages, no dustjacket. Residue from old sticker near bottom of front cover, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages with a couple of smudges to the first page of the preface, no other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Life of George Washington, Late President and Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America..., Corry, John
85 Corry, John The Life of George Washington, Late President and Commander in Chief of the Armies of the United States of America...
Philadelphia and Baltimore H. & P. Rice, and James Rice; Printed By Joseph Charless 1801 First Edition Paperback Poor No 
Philadelphia and Baltimore: H. & P. Rice, and James Rice; Printed By Joseph Charless, 1801. First US edition, 1801, preceding the 1807 purported first American edition listed in Sabin 16915. Rough copy without covers and without the probable frontis portrait that was included in the 1807 edition. Calf spine, about 17cm tall, 204, [3], 1p. publisher's ad. Begins with title page (detached) with attached blank at end. Spine chipped, text block holding together, title page and blank age-toned and lightly chipped at the edges, remaining contents very good with light to moderate foxing, name of J. G. Whitehorne at top of title page.. First Edition. Disbound. Poor/No. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 695.00 USD
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The Interpreter: Or Booke, Containing the Signification of Words. Wherein is Set for the True Meeting of all, or the Most part of Such Words and Termes, as are Mentioned in the Law Writers..., Cowell, John (1554-1611)
86 Cowell, John (1554-1611) The Interpreter: Or Booke, Containing the Signification of Words. Wherein is Set for the True Meeting of all, or the Most part of Such Words and Termes, as are Mentioned in the Law Writers...
London William Sheares 1637 Hardcover Fair 
London: William Sheares, 1637. Second edition, 1637. First published 1610. Early law dictionary in what appears to be the original or contemporary binding. Full brown leather with blind ruled lines to covers and spine, but with title, author and some subtle decorations added in neat handwriting with a gilt pen probably in the 20th century, and what appears to be 18th or early 19th century decorative gilt borders around the far outer edges of the front cover. Unpaginated, 7.75" tall, about 1.75" thick. Pastedown endpapers present but separated with fragments of older printed text in English visible between covers. Some external wear and chipping, binding sound with one gathering slightly loosened, very minor insect damage to the far top inner margins throughout most of the book, some old initials on what is now the exposed verso of the front pastedown along with a large rubber stamped "BOND" in purple, and a more modern name and address stamp in blue on the verso of the title page - which unfortunately bleeds through to the top of the title page, just above and to the right of the title, page age-toned but generally very clean with additional darkening and dampstaining to the title page and preface. The author's name, Cowell, is neatly handwritten on the upper outside corner of the text block.. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 850.00 USD
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The Little Cyclopedia of Common Things, Cox, George W. [Sir]
87 Cox, George W. [Sir] The Little Cyclopedia of Common Things
London W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. 1887 Hardcover Good 
London: W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1887. Fifth edition, 1887. Double-column format, illustrated throughout with engravings. Edinburgh Institution prize binding in full tan calf, maroon spine label printed in gilt, slightly raised spine bands with gilt decorated compartments, school seal on front cover, marbled edges and endpapers, 660 pages. Some rubbing, light soil and speckling to the covers, joints rubbed but secure with the front joint starting to separate at the top, spine a little dried with light crackling but stabilized, minor chipping to spine head, hinges good, text block sound, award bookplate on front pastedown, pages very clean.. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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The Red Badge of Courage. Collector's Edition, Crane, Stephen. Illustrated By John Steuart Curry
88 Crane, Stephen. Illustrated By John Steuart Curry The Red Badge of Courage. Collector's Edition
Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1980 Hardcover Fine 
Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1980. Collector's edition, bound in full crimson 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: 32.00 USD
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Calvary; or, The Death of Christ. A Poem in Eight Books, Cumberland, Richard
89 Cumberland, Richard Calvary; or, The Death of Christ. A Poem in Eight Books
Boston Manning & Loring, for S. Hall, W. Spotswood, J. White, Thomas & Andrews et al 1796 Hardcover Good 
Boston: Manning & Loring, for S. Hall, W. Spotswood, J. White, Thomas & Andrews et al, 1796. Stated Second American Edition. Good copy in full brown leather with dark maroon spine label, gilt ruled spine, 248 pages, about 6.75" tall. Covers rubbed at the extremities, joints lightly cracked but secure, text block sound, pages lightly age-toned but clean with very light foxing, top inch of front free endpaper torn away, no names or other markings. Internally very good.. Hard Cover. Good. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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An Address to Farmers on the Following Interesting Subjects: ... To Which is Added an Appendix , Containing the Most Approved Methods for the Management and Improvement of Tillage, Mowing and Pasture Lands; and for the Practice of the Art of Husbandry..., Dabney, John
90 Dabney, John An Address to Farmers on the Following Interesting Subjects: ... To Which is Added an Appendix , Containing the Most Approved Methods for the Management and Improvement of Tillage, Mowing and Pasture Lands; and for the Practice of the Art of Husbandry...
Salem [Massachusetts] John Dabney 1796 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Salem [Massachusetts]: John Dabney, 1796. First edition, 1796. Scarce. Advice for late 18th century farmers on a variety of subject including: the character of a farmer, importance of manure, labor, exchanging work, nurseries, orchards, cyder, keeping a day-book, contracting debts, clothing and diet, engaging in lawsuits, good neighbourhood, and education. The appendix is an alphabetical collection of advice on a wide variety of practical farming subjects. 20th century tan leather binding in smooth calf with gilt spine lettering, renewed endpapers, 6.5" tall, 64 pages plus errata page. Covers very good with little wear, text block sound, lower and outer margins trimmed quite closely but without loss of text, page age-toned throughout with some slightly darker dampstaining to the upper corner throughout, text readily legible, name of Prosper Rudd on title page, no other markings. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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The Shirley Letters from the California Mines in 1851-52.  Being a Series of Twenty-three Letters from Dame Shirley ... To Her Sister in Massachusetts ..., Dame Shirley [Mrs. Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe].  With Thomas C. Russell
91 Dame Shirley [Mrs. Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe]. With Thomas C. Russell The Shirley Letters from the California Mines in 1851-52. Being a Series of Twenty-three Letters from Dame Shirley ... To Her Sister in Massachusetts ...
San Francisco, California Thomas C. Russell, at His Private Press 1922 First, Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Signed
San Francisco, California: Thomas C. Russell, at His Private Press, 1922. First, limited edition, number 138 of 200 copies on Exeter paper, from a total edition of 450 copies, signed by the publisher. Near fine in near fine dustjacket. Series of personal letters from the Gold Rush period, reproduced here with eight hand colored tissue protected plates, with additional commentary by the publisher. Grayish blue hardcover with tan linen cloth spine, paper spine label, several pages printed with decorative headers and other elements in blue, 350 pages plus colophon, grayish blue dustjacket with paper spine label and gilt lettering and design on front panel. The book has effectively no wear, tight binding, one plate neatly detached but present with very minor wear to its top edge, very clean pages with no names or other markings, a few imperfections to the lovely and probably handmade Exeter book-paper visible in margins. The mylar protected dustjacket has a very tiny chip to the spine head, otherwise about fine.. First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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History of the United States, Containing All the Events Necessary to be Committed to Memory; with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and a Table of Chronology, For the Use of Schools, Davenport, Bishop
92 Davenport, Bishop History of the United States, Containing All the Events Necessary to be Committed to Memory; with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and a Table of Chronology, For the Use of Schools
Philadelphia William Marshall & Co. 1842 Hardcover Fair 
Philadelphia: William Marshall & Co., 1842. New edition, 1842. Blue parinted hardcover with tan leather spine, 6" tall, frontis wood engraving, other wood engravings throughout text, 144 pages. Covers worn and rubbed with some age-related soil, sound binding, age-toned but clean pages with fairly light foxing, name in pencil on preliminary blank, modern name and address stamps on rear endpapers.. Hard Cover. Fair. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Lectures on the New Testament; in Which the Four Evangelists are Harmonized... Volume I (of Eight), Davis, William C.
93 Davis, William C. Lectures on the New Testament; in Which the Four Evangelists are Harmonized... Volume I (of Eight)
Yorkville, S.C. [South Carolina] Rev. Robert M. Davis, P. Carey, Printer 1823 Hardcover Poor 
Yorkville, S.C. [South Carolina]: Rev. Robert M. Davis, P. Carey, Printer, 1823. First volume (only) of an eight volume work, published 1823. Hard-to-find pre-Civil War southern imprint. Full calf with maroon spine label, 536 pages. Externally worn, chipped and scuffed, free endpapers absent, notes on pastedowns, title page and table of contents, pencil notes and doodles to margins of two pages, pages heavily age-toned and foxed, occasional dampstaining, readable throughout.. Hard Cover. Poor. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Wisdom in Miniature: Or, the Youth's Pleasing Instructor, Being a Collection of Sentences, Divine, Moral and Historical..., Day, Mahlon
94 Day, Mahlon Wisdom in Miniature: Or, the Youth's Pleasing Instructor, Being a Collection of Sentences, Divine, Moral and Historical...
New York Mahlon Day 1824 Hardcover Fair 
New York: Mahlon Day, 1824. Title page dated 1824, "M. Day's Second edition". Compact little book of instructional wisdom. Dark green cloth with paper spine label, 4.25" tall, 206 pages. Covers heavily rubbed with surfact splits to the joints, good hinges, sound text block, pages uniformly foxed but clean, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Fair. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Oeuvres De Leconte De Lisle : Poemes Barbares, De Lisle, Leconde
95 De Lisle, Leconde Oeuvres De Leconte De Lisle : Poemes Barbares
Paris Librairie Alphonse Lemerre 1920 Hardcover Good 
Paris: Librairie Alphonse Lemerre, 1920. Undated, ca. 1920s, perhaps earlier (inscription dated 1926). Nicely bound collection of verse, in the original French. Three quarter red calf with slightly raised spine bands, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt, other pages uncut, marbled endpapers, 368 pages. Some fairly light external wear and rubbing, short repaired tear at top edge of joint, sound text block, clean pages with a name and date on the first blank, no other markings. . Hard Cover. Good. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Chez Nous.  Travaux et Jeux Rustiques - Premiere et Deuxieme Serie - Two Volumes, De Pesquidoux, Joseph
96 De Pesquidoux, Joseph Chez Nous. Travaux et Jeux Rustiques - Premiere et Deuxieme Serie - Two Volumes
Paris Librairie Plon: Plon-Nourrit et Cie 1921 Hardcover Very Good 
Paris: Librairie Plon: Plon-Nourrit et Cie, 1921. Two uniformly bound volumes, first and second series, 1921 and 1923. In French. Bold and handsome bindings in three quarter black morocco over wildly swirled marbled boards in off-white, green and shades of brown, raised spine bands, gilt spine lettering and decoration in compartments, matching marbled endpapers, 255 + 259 pages. Little wear, good hinges, firm bindings, age-toned but clean pages. Handsome set.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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Abstract of Infantry Tactics; Including Exercises and Manoeuveres of Light-Infantry and Riflemen; for the Use of the Militia of the United States, Department Of War
97 Department Of War Abstract of Infantry Tactics; Including Exercises and Manoeuveres of Light-Infantry and Riflemen; for the Use of the Militia of the United States
Boston Hilliard, Gray, Little and Wilkins 1830 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little and Wilkins, 1830. First edition, 1830. Complete with 30 engraved plates including 2 folding plates and some double-page plates, plus printed song. Full brown leather, 7.25" tall. Covers heavily worn at the edges with an external 3" split in the lower end of the front joint, sound binding, age-toned but clean pages with only a very modest amount of occasional foxing, "Captain 84th Regiment" written on the preliminary blank, label with State of New-York General Orders, dated 1830, inside front cover, with a somewhat illegible handwritten name that like M. H. Webster at the bottom of the label.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 168.00 USD
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The Christian Philosopher, or, The Connection of Science and Philosophy with Religion, Dick, Thomas
98 Dick, Thomas The Christian Philosopher, or, The Connection of Science and Philosophy with Religion
Hartford, CT Robinson and Pratt 1834 Hardcover Very Good 
Hartford, CT: Robinson and Pratt, 1834. Very well-kept copy from 1834, illustrated with engravings. Full marbled calf with red spine label, frontis plate, 350 pages. Light rubbing to corners and spine ends, firm binding, pages clean with light foxing, name in pencil on preliminary blank.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Barnaby Rudge; Hard Times for These Times. Two Volumes in One, Dickens, Charles
99 Dickens, Charles Barnaby Rudge; Hard Times for These Times. Two Volumes in One
Chicago Belford, Clarke & Co. 1885 Hardcover Very Good 
Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1885. Title page dated 1885. Dickens classic illustrated with engravings, two titles in one binding. Bright green Victorian cloth binding gilt lettering and elaborate gilt decoration on spine, cover decoration stamped in blind, about 8" tall. Very good condition with light rubbing to the extremities, gilt bright and clear, good hinges, sound text block, lightly age-toned but very clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Bleak House. Two Volumes in One, Dickens, Charles
100 Dickens, Charles Bleak House. Two Volumes in One
Chicago Belford, Clarke & Co. 1885 Hardcover Good 
Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co., 1885. Title page dated 1885. Dickens classic illustrated with engravings, two volumes in one binding. Bright green Victorian cloth binding gilt lettering and elaborate gilt decoration on spine, cover decoration stamped in blind, about 8" tall. Good to very good condition with some external rubbing, mainly to the extremities, gilt bright and clear, good hinges, sound text block, lightly age-toned but clean pages, names in pencil on blank side of frontis, no other markings, corner chip to preliminary blank.. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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