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Image for DORA LEE or, The visit to Montpelier

DORA LEE or, The visit to Montpelier

By: A Lady of "Louise Home" Washington ; [Lucy Burwell Page Saunders]

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Baltimore, Charles Harvey & Co.: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40005


83 pages; Former owner's name in pencil on ffep; tiny bookseller's label on fep - "J. & W.J. Entwisle Booksellers / 102 King Street / Alexandria" Clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with a blindstamped decorative border to both boards, gilt lettering at spine (rubbed). OCLC: 10945268 A very scarce juvenile book by a lady of the Old South; the story recollects life in Williamsburg in the very early 19th century during the Madison presidency. Dora, th... View more info

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Hand-Book of SOCIAL ECONOMY or The WORKER'S A B C

By: About, Edmond

Price: $34.94

Publisher: New York, Appleton: 1873

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39058


Worn at head & tail of spine, former owner's name, otherwise Very Good in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Written by a French novelist and journalist with progressive leanings. ; View more info

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Manual with Rules and Orders for the Use of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, 1885-86

By: Addeman, Joshua M

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Providence, E. L. Freeman: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38352


xvi, 298 pages; Lacks ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Colour folding map of Rhode Island in good condition with 2" closed split at one fold. ; 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. View more info

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Manual with Rules and Orders for the Use of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, 1893-94

By: Addeman, Joshua M

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Providence, E. L. Freeman: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38353


xvi, 322 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Colour folding map of Rhode Island in good condition with 2" closed tear at left edge. ; 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. View more info

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Les Fables d'Esope, mises en François Avec des quatrains a la morale. Nouvelle edition dédié a la jeunesse. Prix 75 sous.

By: Aesop

Price: $199.94

Publisher: A Philadelphie, none listed: 1823

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41589


[4], iv, 112 pages; Contemporary, probably original binding: calf-backed marbled paper-covered boards. Significant wear to the binding, sewing compromised, considerable foxing throughout -- but a complete copy of this rare American edition of an Aesop's fables, in French quatrains. Title page states: "Nouvelle edition dédié a la jeunesse." There is a dedication (in verse quatrains) to youth, page [3], signed with initials at the bottom -- "F. M." [... View more info

Image for Volgarizzamento delle Favole di Esopo   testo Riccardiano inedito, citato dagli Accademici della Crusca

Volgarizzamento delle Favole di Esopo testo Riccardiano inedito, citato dagli Accademici della Crusca

By: Aesop [edited by Luigi Rigoli]

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Firenze [Florence, Italy], Stamperia del giglio, a spese di A. Garine: 1818

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 39611


118, [2] pages; Contemporary cream colored boards, two small labels with collection numbers on spine and front cover -- (the faint spine label matches the number on the booklabel of Leo S. Olschki [ Ex libris Leonis S. Olschki bibliopolae Veneti Established heading] -- longtime booksellers in Florence, etc. Two small inscriptions dated 1843 on the enpapers. A well preserved uncut copy, impressed as an octavo with generous margins, possibly on large paper -- (the copy ... View more info

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A HISTORY OF THE RENCOUNTER AT DRUMCLOG AND BATTLE AT BOTHWELL BRIDGE IN THE MONTH OF JUNE 1679 with folding engraved frontispiece

By: Aiton, William

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Hamilton, W. D. Borthwick and Co.: 1821

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39094


131 pages; With an account of what is correct, and What is Fictitious in the Tales of my Landlord, respecting these engagements, and Reflections on Politcal Subjects . OCLC: 6386611 The Battle of Drumclog is celebrated by some in Scotland as a victory for religious freedom over the oppressive policies of the contemporary government. Folding frontispiece plate and text block clean and tightly stitched, front board detached, backstrip and ffep lacking. Excellent candida... View more info

Image for Lucifers Königreich und Seelengejaidt Herausgegeben von Rochus Freiherrn von Liliencron

Lucifers Königreich und Seelengejaidt Herausgegeben von Rochus Freiherrn von Liliencron

By: Albertinus, Aegidius

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Berlin and Stuttgart, W. Spemann: 1885

Seller ID: 38596


xxi & 379 pages; Publisher's pebbled brown cloth backed marbled paper-covered boards. A standard modern edition, with a facsimile of the title page of a 1616 edition. Published as a part of the majestic Deutsche National-Litteratur. Historisch kritische Ausgabe (26. Band). A very handsome and sound copy, with two small private names of an early owner stamped (half title and foot of the title page) - no other marks. Clean and unworn, but there is slight toning to the ... View more info

THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF WASHINGTON ALLSTON With Reproductions from Allston's Pictures

By: Allston, Washington; Jared B. Flagg (editor)

Price: $39.94

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40909


435 pages; An attractive example in the handsome buckram binding. Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original tan buckram binding with gilt lettering at spine and a gilt silohuette on front cover; cloth worn at head of spine. Washington Allston (1779 – 1843) was an American painter and poet, born in Waccamaw Parish, South Carolina. Allston was a pioneer of the American Romantic movement in landscape painting. He was well known for his dramatic ... View more info

INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN EGYPT, ARABIA PETRAEA, AND THE HOLY LAND - Volume 2 only

By: American, An

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1838

Seller ID: 38721


Eighth Edition, with additions. Former owner's name on ffep, scattered foxing, cloth chipped at spine ends and corners, slight lean, otherwise unmarked and tight in original pink/brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Ten full page black and white plates. View more info

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AYER'S AMERICAN ALMANAC 1880

By: Anonymous

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Lowell, MA, Dr. J. C. Ayer & Company: 1880

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36970


40 pages; In original pictorial wrappers. Bottom interior corner of "October" clipped, otherwise Very Good. Starts off with an astrological chart and cures (Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, etc) for various ailments, then presents the month by with astronomical information and various interesting and humorous anecdotes and notes on historic anniversaries. OCLC: 823514973; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own phys... View more info

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FATHER KEMP'S OLD FOLKS CONCERT TUNES

By: Anonymous

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Boston, Oliver Ditson & Co.: 1874

Seller ID: 36994


A collection of the most favorite tunes of Billings, Swan, Holden, and others; to which is added a variety of anthems and choruses, and divers patriotic and other songs of the greatest and best composers. Kemp was a major figure in 19th century American popular music. He first organized singing gatherings based on the revival of neglected old-time songs, these eventually grew into a national phenomenon, making Kemp and his Old Folks a household word. Blue pictorial wrap... View more info

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RELIGIOUS INDEPENDENCE - EXTRACTED FROM THE ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA

By: Anonymous

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Middletown [CT], Printed By T. & J. B. Dunning: 1802

Seller ID: 37135


8vo: 15 & [1, blank] pp. Stitched (appears to be disbound, the sewing imay be later, using the old stab-holes in the gutter margin) . This offprint is identified on the title page as having been 'For David Parsons, D. D. Amherst' -- in an old ink inscription [likely written by Parsons]. David Parsons [1749-1823] was born in Amherst, New Hampshire, and was graduated from Harvard in 1771. He was pastor of the Congregational Church in Amherst from 1782-1819, (during which p... View more info

Image for AYER'S AMERICAN ALMANAC  for the use of Farmers, Planters, Mechanics, Mariners, and all Families - 1866

AYER'S AMERICAN ALMANAC for the use of Farmers, Planters, Mechanics, Mariners, and all Families - 1866

By: Anonymous

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Lowell, MA, Dr. J. C. Ayer & Company: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37137


Former owner's name at top of front wrapper, corners of wrappers creased with marginal chipping, string loop run through upper left corner, general light dust soiling. Starts off with an astrological chart and cures (Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, etc) for various ailments, then presents the month by with astronomical information and various interesting and humorous anecdotes and notes on historic anniversaries. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actu... View more info

Image for Nacht en Morgen en andere verhalen Door den hoofdredacteur van "De vriend van oud en jong"

Nacht en Morgen en andere verhalen Door den hoofdredacteur van "De vriend van oud en jong"

By: Anonymous

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Leiden, R. Fuik: 1880

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38591


96 p., [2] bl. pages; Date is approximate. Publisher's brown cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind and lettered in gilt. Colored frontispiece and three full page chromolithographed plates. (The frontispiece and the first of the plates are mounted on heavier coated paper stock; the first plate appears to have been mounted over another plate, of which just a tiny bit of the border is now visible). Very minor wear and rubbing to the spine ends, just a hint of crack... View more info

Image for ABERDEEN FIFTY YEARS AGO being A Series of Twenty-One Engravings of Buildings In and that were about Aberdeen

ABERDEEN FIFTY YEARS AGO being A Series of Twenty-One Engravings of Buildings In and that were about Aberdeen

By: Anonymous

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Aberdeen, Lewis Smith: 1868

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 39090


129 pages; along with Wood Engravings of Some of the Wells, etc. Brown cloth over pictorial boards showing the Gateway to the Old Trades Hall (repeating the engraved titlepage inside). All engraved plates and maps present, lightly age toned. Boards lightly soiled, rubbed and bumped at edges. ; 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 ren... View more info

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The P. D. & Co. Keystone Cook Book

By: Anonymous

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Paine, Diehl & Co.: 1888

Seller ID: 39654


85 pages; Contents unmarked, shallow marginal stain at lower edge of rear pages. Pictorial light green wrappers are rubbed and soiled with some chipping. Front wrapper shows a woman standing at a table in her kitchen using a Keystone Beater with a large fireplace and tall cabinet in the background with the phrase: "Better the Utensil; Better the Cook." OCLC: 166594332 Illustrated with images of the Keystone Beater and the Keystone Ice Cream Freezer manufactured b... View more info

Image for THE ROYAL CABINET ALBUM OF WINDSOR

THE ROYAL CABINET ALBUM OF WINDSOR

By: Anonymous

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London, Rock and Co.: 1880

Seller ID: 40004


Contents clean and secure in original cloth cover with extensive gilt lettering and decoration to front board, gilt a bit rubbed along edge. This charming accordion paged viewbook contains 24 images of Windsor with dates ranging from 1852 to 1880. All images clean and clear; hinges firm. This edition not located in OCLC. View more info

Image for The Poet's Gift of Consolation to Sorrowing Mothers

The Poet's Gift of Consolation to Sorrowing Mothers

By: Anonymous

Price: $39.94

Publisher: New York, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1870

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40976


167 pages; Publisher's green cloth, beveled edges, decorative lettering in gilt on front cover and spine, additional decorative stamping in black and in blind, chocolate brown endpapers, all edges gilt. Date is approximate, none printed. A handsome copy, the binding shows just a bit of the lightest rubbing at the tips of the spine ends and points of the corners. Some diffuse foxing scattered throughout the text leaves, which are elegantly set within decorative framed b... View more info

PHILADELPHIA AND ITS ENVIRONS AND THE RAILROAD SCENERY OF PENNSYLVANIA

By: Anonymous

Price: $49.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott: 1875

Seller ID: 41114


110; 50 pages; With 225 Illustrations and a double-page map of Philadelphia. OCLC: 3661579 Original brown cloth binding worn at spine ends and corners, lacks free endpapers. ; 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. View more info