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The Comic History of England; The Comic History of Rome. Three Volumes in Two

By: A'Beckett, Gilbert A. Illustrated By John Leech

Price: $165.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Evans, and Co.: 1865

Seller ID: 027978


London: Bradbury, Evans, and Co., 1865. Undated, ca. 1865. Comic History of England is two volumes bound as one; Comic History of Rome bound separately. All thirty hand colored engravings by Leech are present and in very good condition. Tan polished calf over marbled boards, blue-black spine labels lettered in gilt, vertical circle and dash allover gilt design on both spines, marbled edges and endpapers. Covers heavily rubbed at the edges with some scuffing an dlight... View more info

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The Sunday Visitant; or, Weekly Repository of Christian Knowledge. Volumes I & II, 1818-19

By: A. Fowler

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Charleston, SC, A. Fowler: 1818

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034227


Charleston, SC: A. Fowler, 1818. First edition, 1818-19 (only years published), complete run of 52 weekly issues per year, missing one page. Blue paper covered boards with brown leather spine, black spine label, 10.75" tall, 208 + 208 pages. Covers worn and hanging on by the binders' cords, spine dried with chipped ends, text block sound, rear free endpaper missing, as is page 112/13, which is the first page of volume I, no 29. Pages age-toned with light to heavy ... View more info

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A View of Religions, in Two Parts

By: Adams, Hannah (1755-1831)

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Boston, John West Folsom: 1791

Seller ID: 036016


Boston: John West Folsom, 1791. Second edition, undated [1791]. Worn but complete copy in brown leather with pigskin repair to spine, [9], 11-410, [16], [errata] pages. Essentially a binding copy with considerable wear to covers which are nearly detached from the contents, most of text block connected only by one binder's cord, pages age-darkened with some occasional spotting or light foxing, old dampstains to edges of first few pages, name of Cornelius Kollock on front ... View more info

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Sacred Allegories

By: Adams, William. With Engravings from Original Designs By Charles W. Cope, John C. Horsley, Samuel Palmer, Birket Foster, and George E. Hicks

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, E. H. Butler & Co.: 1858

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 005035


Philadelphia: E. H. Butler & Co., 1858. New edition [1858]. Handsomely bound copy of these inspirational writings, beautifully illustrated with highly detailed engravings. Includes a memoir of the author followed by: The Shadow of the Cross; The Distand Hills; The Old Man's Home; and the King's Messengers. Full calf convincingly colored to emulate tree calf, black spine label lettered in gilt, raised spine bands, gilt decorated compartments, decorative gilt design b... View more info

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Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, Of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq. In Three Volumes. With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author By Mr. Tickell

By: Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)

Price: $745.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, R. Reilly, on Cork-Hill, for George Risk, George Ewing, and William Smith, Booksellers in Dame-Street: 1735

Seller ID: 020836


Dublin, Ireland: R. Reilly, on Cork-Hill, for George Risk, George Ewing, and William Smith, Booksellers in Dame-Street, 1735. Complete three volume set in contemporary calf bindings with armorial seal with the script "Coll. Sanctae Individuae Trinitatis Reg. Elizab. Juxta Dublin" in gilt on each front and rear cover, raised spine bands bordered in gilt with gilt decoration in compartments, elaborate Jacobean armorial prize bookplate on the front pastedown of each... View more info

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The Tower of London. A Historical Romance

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison. Illustrated By George Cruikshank

Price: $110.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1840

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037298


London: Richard Bentley, 1840. First illustrated edition, 1840, with numerous engravings by Cruikshank. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full smooth tan leather with black spine label, slightly raised spine bands with gilt decorated spine, all edges gilt, gilt tooled inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, 439 pages. Very light rubbing, mainly to the extremities, slightly darkened spine, good joints/hinges, sound text block, slightly age-toned but clean pages, no names or o... View more info

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Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks. With a Memoir of the Author

By: Alain Rene Le Sage [LeSage]. Illustrated By Tony Johannot

Price: $110.00

Publisher: London, Willoughby and Co.: 1840

Seller ID: 037325


London: Willoughby and Co., 1840. Undated [1840]. In English, translated from the French. Attractively bound by Ruot, London, in three quarter speckled calf over patterned boards, raised spine bands with gilt lettering and gilt decorated compartments, top edge gilt, patterned endpapers, attached ribbon bookmark, frontis plate plus more than 200 engravings throughout the text. Light rubbing to the corners, surface chip to spine head, good hinges, closed split to front fre... View more info

Image for Alger's Perry. The Orthoepical Guide to the English Tongue, Being Perry's Spelling-Book Revised and Corrected, with Walker's Pronunciation Precisely Applied on a New Scheme. Containing also, Moral Lessons, Fables, and Much Useful Matter...

Alger's Perry. The Orthoepical Guide to the English Tongue, Being Perry's Spelling-Book Revised and Corrected, with Walker's Pronunciation Precisely Applied on a New Scheme. Containing also, Moral Lessons, Fables, and Much Useful Matter...

By: Alger, Israel. Perry, William

Price: $245.00

Publisher: Boston, Richardson and Lord, Printed By J. H. A. Frost: 1825

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035369


Boston: Richardson and Lord, Printed By J. H. A. Frost, 1825. First edition, 1825. Worn copy of this early American primer in original blue paper over thin wooden boards, brown cloth spine, frontis engraving, 168 pages, about 7" tall. Covers worn and chipped, about an inch from the top and outer edges of the rear cover chipped away, rear cover barely attached, lower cord of binding broken near the end of the book but top cord intact and holding well, pages age-browne... View more info

Image for An Alarm to Unconverted Sinners.  In a Serious Treatise; Shewing, I. What Conversion is not, and Correcting Some Mistakes about it.  II.  What Conversion is, and Wherein...

An Alarm to Unconverted Sinners. In a Serious Treatise; Shewing, I. What Conversion is not, and Correcting Some Mistakes about it. II. What Conversion is, and Wherein...

By: Alliene, Joseph (1634-68)

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Boston, N.E. [New England], Re-printed and Sold By S. Kneeland: 1764

Seller ID: 015202


Boston, N.E. [New England]: Re-printed and Sold By S. Kneeland, 1764. Published 1764. Scarce. Full sheep, (2), xxii, 197, (3), 4-88, final text page and free endpapers absent. Covers heavily rubbed and worn, text block sound, pages age-toned but in generally good condition, main titles traced over neatly in ink, name of Jonathan Willson on front pastedown. Evans 9567.. Hard Cover. Fair. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. View more info

Image for The Missionary Herald. Vol. XXIV [24] for the Year 1828. Containing the Proceedings at Large, of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; with a General View of Other Benevolent Operations

The Missionary Herald. Vol. XXIV [24] for the Year 1828. Containing the Proceedings at Large, of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; with a General View of Other Benevolent Operations

By: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Boston, Crocker and Brewster, for the Board: 1828

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035060


Boston: Crocker and Brewster, for the Board, 1828. First edition, 1828. Handsomely bound volume of 12 monthly issues. Three quarter speckled calf leather over marbled boards, dual black spine labels, slightly raised spine bands, 9" tall, 400 pages. Relatively light external rubbing, firm binding, clean pages with just a few instances of light spotting or finger soil, no names or other markings. Reports of missions throughout the world, including but certainly not lim... View more info

Image for The Missionary Herald. Vol. XXV [25] for the Year 1829. Containing the Proceedings at Large, of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; with a General View of Other Benevolent Operations

The Missionary Herald. Vol. XXV [25] for the Year 1829. Containing the Proceedings at Large, of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions; with a General View of Other Benevolent Operations

By: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Boston, Crocker and Brewster, for the Board: 1829

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035061


Boston: Crocker and Brewster, for the Board, 1829. First edition, 1829. Handsomely bound volume of 12 monthly issues. Three quarter speckled calf leather over marbled boards, dual black spine labels, slightly raised spine bands, 9" tall, 400 pages. Relatively light external rubbing, firm binding, clean pages with just a few instances of light spotting or finger soil, no names or other markings. Reports of missions throughout the world, including but certainly not lim... View more info

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Flowers of Instruction

By: Anonymous

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. T. Ash: 1840

Seller ID: 034467


Philadelphia: T. T. Ash, 1840. Undated, ca. 1840. Short essays and poems, intended for instruction of older children and adults, illustrated with a handful of woodcuts or wood engravings. Brown cloth with decorative yellow label on the front cover, 5.5" tall, 128 pages. Covers heavily rubbed with some shelf soil, joints chipped, front cover attached but binder's cords, text block sound, pages foxed with occasional faint old unobtrusive dampstains, closed tear to on... View more info

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The Young Jewess: A Narrative Illustrative of the Polish and English Jews of the Present Century, Exhibiting the Superior Moral Influence of Christianity

By: Anti-Semitism

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Boston, James Loring: 1827

Edition: First US Edition

Seller ID: 017992


Boston: James Loring, 1827. First American edition, 1827. Early nineteenth century anti-Semitic work focusing on the Jews of Poland and England. Tan boards with black calf spine lettered and ruled in gilt, 180 pages. Covers worn and rubbed, portion of paper from rear cover peeled away, spine ends lightly chipped, joints heavily rubbed but firm, text block sound, free endpapers absent, called-for plate absent, rear blank lightly chipped, pages age-toned with occasional... View more info

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The United States and Canada, in 1832, 1833, and 1834. In Two Volumes

By: Arfwedson, C. D. [Carl David] (1806-1881)

Price: $950.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1834

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035309


London: Richard Bentley, 1834. First edition, 1834. Handsome two volume set in exquisite contemporary binding in light brown polished calf (spines faded to a pleasing tan), dual black spine lables, lightly raised spine bands, spine and cover embellishments in gilt and in blind, gilt tooled inner dentelles, marbled edges and endpapers, frontis engraving in each volume. Armorial bookplate of Tremayne - Heligan on each front pastedown, gift notation on preliminary blank of ... View more info

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John Speed's England. A Coloured Facsimile of the First Edition. Part Two: The Home Counties and East Anglia

By: Arlott, John

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Phoenix House Limited: 1954

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 000819


London: Phoenix House Limited, 1954. Color facsimiles of the maps and text from the "Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine", first edition, 1611. This is the second of four parts published, this one including double page full color maps of Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, with accompanying text. Three quarter olive cloth overe patterned paper boards, paper label on front cover, spine lette... View more info

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The Mother's Rule : Or, The Right Way and the Wrong Way

By: Arthur, T. S.

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Theodore Bliss & Co.: 1869

Seller ID: 003848


Philadelphia: Theodore Bliss & Co., 1869. Published 1869. Attractively bound copy of this Victorian guide to raising children. Full brown morocco leather over sculpted boards with raised panels and elaborate gilt decoration, all edges gilt, frontis engraving, 300 pages. A small closed tear at the spine foot, some edgewear, gilt bright, text block sound without loosened pages. Front hinge good at the endpaper but showing some of the binder's cord at the title page, re... View more info

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Exit Lady Masham

By: Auchincloss, Louis. Illustrated By Istvan Ventilla

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1983

Edition: First, Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 032757


Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1983. Special, limited signed first edition for members of The Signed First Edition Society, associated with The Franklin Library. Signed by the author on the preliminary blank. Full bright red leather with gilt lettering and elaborate decoration in gilt, two raised spine bands, all edges gilt, decorative endpapers, attached ribbon bookmark, 169 pages plus chart of the British Monarchy genealogy. Looks and feels new... View more info

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Poems By W. H. Auden

By: Auden, W. H.

Price: $395.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1934

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 038448


London: Faber and Faber, 1934. Second revised edition, 1934, fine condition in a signed binding by Asprey. Full crushed navy blue morocco leather with gilt lettering and ruling, raised spine bands, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt. Exceptional condition, tight binding, very clean pages with no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil

By: Bacon, Francis. Notes and Index By W. Aldis Wright

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1920

Seller ID: 037869


London: Macmillan & Co., 1920. Title page dated 1920. Handsomely bound in full decoratively grained smooth tan calf leather, raised spine bands with highly decorated compartments, all edges gilt, gilt tooled inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, six inches tall. Golden Treasury series in an exceptional binding. Light edge rubbing, firm binding, clean pages with a very light scattering of foxing to the half-title and title page, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very... View more info

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An Apology for the True Christian Divinity: Being an Explanation and Vindication of the Principles and Doctrines of the People Called Quakers

By: Barclay, Robert

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Joseph Crukshank for the Use of the University: 1775

Seller ID: 034015


Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank for the Use of the University, 1775. Ninth edition in English, 1775. Heavily worn copy with old expert repairs to the front free endpaper, title page and first page of the dediction, "An Apology for the True" portion of title missing. Brown leather with black leather spine, most likely from an old repair, [12], 574, [18] pages. Rear cover detached, front cover attached by cords, leather chipped, first four leaves starting to sepa... View more info