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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

Condition: Good


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 chipping to the covers, lighter rubbing to the marbled boards, joints good, text blocks sound, gift notations on the prelimi... 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

Condition: Good


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 uniform foxing, minor old transparent stains to lower margins of a few pages and lower corners of a few toward the front of t... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 borders to the covers, all edges gilt, ribbon bookmark, 317 pages. Some light edgewear, some crackling to the spine and spine... 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

Condition: Good


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 volume, the name Richard Dickinson filled in by hand in each. Decorative design woodcuts in volume I, ten plates of "me... 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

Condition: Fair


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-browned but readily legible. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Edition. View more info

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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

Condition: Fair


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

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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

Condition: Very Good


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 limited to China, Siberia, Australia, Africa, Egypt, Pacific Islands including Sandwich Islands [Hawaii], South America, and to ... View more info

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Flowers of Instruction

By: Anonymous

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. T. Ash: 1840

Seller ID: 034467

Condition: Fair


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 one margin. Includes such topics as Instances of Sagacity in the Inferior Animals; Venetian Police; Wonderful Power of the Imag... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 volume I: John Tremayne from his friend C. P. Johudon [sp?] on his leaving Eton, Christmas 1842. Some edgewear and uneven fad... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 lettering in gilt, slipcase in matching patterned paper. The book is near fine with just a touch of wear to the spine ends and a ... View more info

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Sechs Bucher Vom Wahren Christentum; Bound with Paradiesgartlein, Others

By: Arndt, Johann (1555-1620); Johann Chrstian Storren

Price: $485.00

Publisher: Stuttgart, Germany, Gebruder Mantler: 1750

Seller ID: 038659

Condition: Good


Stuttgart, Germany: Gebruder Mantler, 1750. In German. Sixth edition. No publication date, ca. 1750. Includes indices. Paradies-Gartlein has separate title page and pagination and is followed by Kindliche Seufzer um die Weisheit von Oben, also with separate pagination. Very thick book in what appears to be darkened pigskin with decoartive borders, raised spine bands, remnants of lower clasps, 7.5 inches tall, about 4 inches thick. title page in black and red, with 15 full page engravings, twelve of which represent months of the year. Pagination: [3],4-1426, [16], [3], 4-290, [20],[2], 3-26. Co... View more info

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Exit Lady Masham. Signed First Edition

By: Auchincloss, Louis. Illustrated By Istvan Ventilla

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: First, Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 038898

Condition: Fine


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 and unread, with no other names or markings. . Signed by the Author. First, Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No. 8vo - ove... 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

Condition: Fine


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

Condition: Very Good


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 Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 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

Condition: Poor


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 separate from the bottom, text block otherwise sound, pages age-toned but clean. Outstanding calligraphic ownership notation on ... View more info

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The Vision of Columbus

By: Barlow, Joel

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Hartford, Connecticut, Hudson and Goodwin, for the Author: 1787

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 040298

Condition: Fair


Hartford, Connecticut: Hudson and Goodwin, for the Author, 1787. First edition, title page dated 1787, and with the dedication to Louis XVI that was supposed to be eliminated after the first edition. Full brown leather, 258 pages plus 12 page list of subscribers. Includes the name of Enoch Mead dated 1787 on the front free endpaper, Brundage family names in pencil on the title page and rear free endpaper. Covers heavily worn, remains of spine label barely legible, text block sound, pages age-toned with intermittent foxing and transparent spotting. Enoch Mead (1756-1807) responded to the Lexin... View more info

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The Novels, Tales and Sketches of J. M. Barrie [Barrie's Works]. Author's Edition. Eight 8 Volume Set + Three 3 Additional Volumes

By: Barrie, J. M.

Price: $645.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1898

Seller ID: 038059

Condition: Very Good


New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898. Includes the complete 1898 eight volume set plus three additional volumes published in 1900 and 1903. Three quarter black textured leather over marbled boards, slightly raised spine bands, top edges gilt, other edges deckled, marbled endpapers, each volume about 8.5 inches tall. The three additional volumes are bound to match but the leather is more of a dark brownish black unlike the black of the first eight volumes. Very good condition with some light rubbing to the extremities, slightly more wear to the final three volumes, good hinges, firm text blo... View more info

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The Work of Hartford's First Printer. Reprinted from Bibliographical Essays: A Tribute to Wilberforce Eames

By: Bates, Albert Carlos

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Printed at Harvard University Press: 1925

Seller ID: 014948

Condition: Very Good


Cambridge, Massachusetts: Printed at Harvard University Press, 1925. Published 1925. A brief history of printing in Connecticut, especially Hartford, by the Librarian of the Connecticut Historical Society. Also includes a checklist of Green's Hartford imprints, including the Connecticut Courant. Soft cover, stapled binding, twenty pages. Light external wear, including a few edge chips and some uneven age-toning, a bit of rusting to the staples, internally very clean and free from names or other markings.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

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Une Tache d'Encre

By: Bazin, Rene

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1910

Seller ID: 020572

Condition: Very Good


Paris: Calmann-Levy, 1910. Undated, ca. 1910. In French. Attractive copy in fine binding by Brentano's, New York. Three quarter bright red morocco over marbled boards, raised spine bands, gilt lettering and decorated compartments, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, 318 pages . Light edge rubbing, minor surface scuff to spine head, good joints/hinges, sound text block, gift notation on preliminary blank, lightly age-toned but clean pages with no other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. View more info

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The Story of Venus and Tannhauser

By: Beardsley, Aubrey

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Privately Printed: 1937

Edition: Limited to 750 Copies

Seller ID: 000265

Condition: Good


New York: Privately Printed, 1937. Limited edition. The title continues: "in which is set forth an exact account of the manner of State held by Madam Venus, Goddes and Metetrix, under the famous Horselbert, and containing the Adventures of Tannhauser in that Palace, his Repentance, his Journeying to Rome and Return to the Loving Mountain". Essentially an erotic fantasy, but somewhat tame by today's standards. Black paper covered boards with light tan cloth spine lettered in black, uncut edges, 93 pages. Internally clean, with some light fingerprinting to a few pages and some ragge... View more info