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LA MORALE EN ACTION - ou, Élite de faits mémorables et d'ánecdotes instructives, Bérenger, Laurent-Pierre
1 Bérenger, Laurent-Pierre LA MORALE EN ACTION - ou, Élite de faits mémorables et d'ánecdotes instructives
Londres No Publisher Listed 1803 Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
viii, 423 pages; Contemporary full sheep, marbled covers, flat spine decoratively paneled and stamped in gilt, title on red leather label, marbled endpapers. A very nice copy, with rubbing to the binding, wear to the corners, minor toning to the endpapers and text throughout, but still intact and handsome. An early edition of this French classic of moral education and etiquette, usually attributed to Laurent-Pierre Bérenger (1749-1822). The book's application and intention is stated at length in the extended subtitle: "propre à faire aimer la sagesse, à former le coeur des jeunes gens par l’exemple de toutes les vertus, et à orner leur esprit des souvenirs de l’histoire : ouvrage utile aux élèves des écoles militaires, des lycées et maisons déducation de l’un et l’autre sexes." This edition may or may not have been printed, or at least published in London, as suggested by the title page. The French revolution and subsequent rise of Napoleon had certainly created a diaspora of French aristocrats whose children required education and moral instruction. The influence of the book can be inferred from the many later editions, including a version with a very similar title attributed to. In addition, the great French literary figure and book collector Charles Nodier published a new version: La Morale en action :nouveau choix de bons exemples tirés des rapports." And there was even a stage production lampooning the title - by Ferdinand de Villeneuve, "La morale en action, comédie-vaudeville en un acte." ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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JOSEPH  Scripture Biography for the Young with Critical Illustrations and Practical Remarks, Gallaudet, Rev. T. H
2 Gallaudet, Rev. T. H JOSEPH Scripture Biography for the Young with Critical Illustrations and Practical Remarks
New York American Tract Society 1834 Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
Two engraved plates and several text illustrations. Dark brown cloth with decorative blindstamping on front & rear boards, with gilt lettering & decorative stamping on the spine. Scattered foxing, otherwise a very nice clean, bright copy. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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3 Ker, David FROM THE HUDSON TO THE NEVA With Thirty-four illustrations
Boston D. Lothrop & Company 1883 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good- 8vo 
284 & [4, ads] pages; Publisher's mauve cloth, pictorially stamped in brown, black and gilt. OCLC: 9220451 Minor wear to the corners, with short splits at the top and bottom half inch portions of the front gutter where it meets the spine, which is slightly faded. An agreeable copy, clean and tight. A copy of some documentary interest, as this is one of the two copies deposited in the Library of Congress for American copyright -- with the oval stamp of the L.C. Copyright Office, dated Aug. 31, 1883, on the title page. The other marks are limited to the small letters "LC" perforated at the foot of the title page (the perforated initials are repeated at the foot of page 99), a pencil note "Copy 2" at the foot of the title, a pencil accession inscription on the verso of the title page (which has been erased and cancelled with an "X" in black ink), two surplus-duplicate stamps from the Library of Congress on the front free endpaper, and minor evidence of the removal of a bookplate from the front paste down. There are no other marks, no spine numbers, card pockets, etc. David Ker was one of the greatest of the late Victorian authors of books for boys, and is remembered for classics including "On the Road to Khiva" and "Cossack and Czar." This title, "From the Hudson to the Neva" seems particularly scarce, and it is a pleasure to offer one of the two official U.S. copyright copies, especially as this title has American interest: the young hero, Jack Jarvis, is plucked from the East River in New York by the crew of an ocean-going vessel who witness his fearless attempt to rescue the drowning dog of a crippled beggar girl. Jack is hired on the spot by the Captain as "the sort a man wants about him," and his adventures begin. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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