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THE STORY OF A SUB-PIONEER [ in Dustjacket ]

By: Algeo, Sara M. ; [SIGNED]

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Providence, RI, Snow & Franham Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41516


Autograph; 318 pages; Warmly inscribed by the author, "With best wishes for your/ future happiness/ Sarah M. Algeo. / Somamset. Barrington, R.I./ Oct. 14, 1929" Maroon cloth stamped in gilt with title and facsimile of author's signature on front panel. Illustrated with 91 half-tones after photographs of those women and men active in the suffrage movement in Rhode Island as well as nationally. In this autobiography she described her long struggle for the ca... View more info

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THE NEAR EAST FROM WITHIN

By: Anonymous

Price: $99.94

Publisher: London, Cassell and Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39513


viii, 256 pages; Clean and tight in original navy blue cloth with gilt lettering and gilt image of crescent moon and star. Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering and the image of a crescent moon and star; cloth mildly rubbed at spine ends. Frontispiece photograph of Peter I of Servia, 12 addition photogravure portraits of various leaders in Servia, Eypt; Roumania; Greece, Bulgaria, etc. Chapter headings include: Sultan Abdul Hamid; Life in ... View more info

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CHAMPS-ELYSEES, FAUBOURG, SAINT-HONORE, PLAINE MONCEAU

By: Barrielle, Jean-Francois ; Therese Castieau; Antoinette Le Normand-Romain; Yvan Christ; Philippe Maille

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Paris, Henri Veyrier: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41437


Monographie des hôtels particuliers et édifices publics; 307 pages; French text. Clean and tight in original bright red silk binding with extensive gilt lettering and decoration at spine and front cover, former owner's inscription on ffep. Binding has 4 faint marks on front cover, otherwise bright and beautiful. A wonderful architectural and social history of these areas of Paris; beautifully produced and profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, architectural ... View more info

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An Historical Memoir of the Colony of New Plymouth [in Four Parts]

By: Baylies, Francis

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Boston, Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins: 1830

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39594


All four parts bound together in mid-20th century binding of burgundy leather with marbled boards, large thick book. Green and white title labels with gilt lettering at spine, rubbed along hinges, light foxing to a few pages. Early owner's signature at top of first title page - "Wm. B. Groat" otherwise clean and tight. Part the First, From 1620 to 1641; Part II, From 1641 to 1675; Part III- A Narrative of the Indian War in 1675 and 1676; Part IV- 1677 to 1691.... View more info

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CELEBRATED TRIALS AND REMARKABLE CASES OF CRIMINAL JURISPRUDENCE, From The Earliest Records To The Year 1825 [Six Volume Set]

By: Borrow, George H.

Price: $1,249.94

Publisher: London, Knight And Lacey: 1825

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39173


Clean and tight in lovely 19th century bindings of tan calf over marbled boards with leather title labels at spines in red and green with gilt lettering; raised bands and extensive gilt decoration at spines with armorial bookplate with coat of arms of John Croft Deverell to paste downs. Quite scarce as a complete set, particularly in this condition. George H. Borrow's first published work. Illustrations include portraits, courtroom scenes and a plan of a murder scene.... View more info

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THIRD CLASS WORLD A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man

By: Bradshaw, Marion J.

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Alliance, OH, Bradshaw Printing Company: 1939

Seller ID: 40324


268, +120 photos pages; Clean and tight in original black cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt image of a ship at sea in gilt on front cover. Very good pictorial dustjacket presenting a collage of several images from the author's photographs with a cutout revealing the title of the book at the spine. The book has never been read as indicated by the fact that the text pages are unopened and untrimmed. On the copyright page it states "First Printing Ju... View more info

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A TOPOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF SURREY. The geological section by Gideon Mantell. The Illustrative Department under the Superintendence of Thomas Allom. Five Volume Set.

By: Brayley, Edward Wedlake ; Assisted By John Britton

Price: $649.94

Publisher: London, G. Willis: 1850

Seller ID: 38337


Five octavo volumes (155mm x 245mm), bound in contemporary half red leather with red cloth covered boards, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. (viii), 472, (25); (viii), 486, (2); (viii), 442, (4); (vi), 519, (3); (viii), 527, (4) pp. Collated complete -- all steel engraved plates and wood engravings present. Light scattered foxing, contents clean and tight in bindings which are rubbed at extremeties; a couple volumes chipped at head of spines, gilt lettering flak... View more info

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The Book of Ceylon, being a guide to its railway system and an account of its varied attractions for the visitor and tourist Section II: Kandy and the Highlands

By: Cave, Henry W.

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London Paris New York, Cassell and Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38818


[xv] & pp. 201-526 pages; Publisher's green cloth, title lettered in gilt on the spine and, within a gilt decorative border, on the front cover. Date is not printed in the book, but approx. 1908. Minor damage to the covers, with a short split along the hinge, wear at the spine ends and a break and tear to the fore-edge of the front cover. Internally sound and very good. This is section II of the version of Henry W. Cave's 1908 'Book of Ceylon' which was divided into th... View more info

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GOLDEN TIPS - A Description of Ceylon and its Great Tea Industry

By: Cave, Henry W.

Price: $299.99

Publisher: London, Samson Low Marston & Company: 1900

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41472


xii, 474 & [1, ad] pages; Publisher's cream cloth, blocked and stamped in gilt in an elaborate all-over pattern of leaves, slate grey endpapers, all edges gilt. A wonderful copy of the first edition of a handsome book -- of interest both for its subject: tea and its plantations, and the setting: Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka. A particularly well-preserved copy, with an inscription in ink on the verso of the front free endpaper: "For Annie G. Mawle / a present from... View more info

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ON THE MEXICAN HIGHLANDS - WITH A PASSING GLIMPSE OF CUBA

By: Edwards, William S

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Cincinnati, Press of Jennings and Graham: 1906

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 38854


Pictorial red cloth binding, lettered in white with silohuettes in black against a white background. White has flaked from lettering at spine. Fabulous photographs of sites and scenes from cotton pickers in Mississippi to the corner market in Havana, with dozens of Mexican and Cuban images in between. Clean, tight attractive book. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a charact... View more info

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Instrumenta Graecorum Rustica ex Hesiodo illustrata adprob. ampl. ord. philos. in reg. academ. Upsal. praeside mag. Johanne Flodero ... pro gradu publico examini tradit Salomon Eklin

By: Eklin, Salomon

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Upsaliæ [Uppsala, Sweden], apud Joh. Edman: 1779

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39769


[2], 20 & [1, engraved plate] pages; Instrumenta Graecorum rustica ex Hesiodo illustrata, adprob. ampl. ord. philos. in reg. academ. Upsal. praeside mag. Johanne Flodero ... pro gradu publico examini tradit Salomon Eklin, stip. reg. Wexionia-Smolandus, in audit. Gustav. maj. d. V. Maji MDCCLXXIX. Horis ante meridiem solitis. Small 4to. A rare dissertation, stiched and sewn as issued, never bound. With the engraved plate depicting Greek farm implements, with a printed ... View more info

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THE CONSTITUTION That Delicate Balance Landmark Cases that Shaped the Constitution

By: Friendly, Fred W. ; & Martha J.H. Elliott ; [Justice Potter Stewart 's copy]

Price: $174.94

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39385


Autograph; 339 pages; Inscribed by Friendly and Signed by both authors on the titlepage to Mrs. Potter Stewart and Justice Potter Stewart to whome the book is dedicated. The printed dedication reads: "To Potter Stewart, who has taught us / '...what the British Crown had feared -- / and what the American Founders decided to risk.'" Clean and tight in original binding in very good dustjacket, slight lean to binding. From the collection of Justice Potter Stewart ... View more info

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GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA

By: Gordon, Thomas F

Price: $54.94

Publisher: Philadelphia:, T. Belknap: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38923


508 pages; Clean and tight in original full sheepskin binding with gilt lettering and decoration at spine; rubbed at extremeties. Lacks the map referred to on the titlepage. An attractive example of this early historical reference for Pennsylvania in a nice period binding. Part I contains a general description of the state, its situation and extent, general geological construction, canals and rail-roads, bridges, revenues, expenditures, public debt, etc. Part II em... View more info

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Transformation Or, the Romance of Monte-Beni

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $449.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernard Tauchnitz: 1860

Seller ID: 39160


60 mounted albumen photographs; xii, 292; xi, 280 & [1] pages; Two volumes bound in one. Contemporary full vellum, with elaborate gilt-stamped decorations, title stamped in gilt: "THE MARBLE FAUN" (using the American title of Hawthorne's novel, rather than the British title "Transformation" which had also been adopted for this Tauchnitz edition. Pattern printed mounted silk endpapers, edges of the leaves decoratively stained red. The vellum and its gil... View more info

Transhimalaja - Entdeckungen und Abenteuer in Tibet

By: Hedin, Sven

Price: $49.94

Publisher: Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus: 1909

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41203


xviii & 405; x & 406 pages; Publisher's bindings: tan canvas-like cloth, spines and front covers boldly lettered in black, with color pictorial paper decorative onlays mounted to the front covers, medium brown endpapers with a Tibetan text. Each rear paste-down endpaper has a folding map tipped to the gutter edge. Too heavy for overseas shipping. This attractive two volume set represents the first German edition of this classic of modern exploration. Volumes I and II... View more info

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THE WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON - SELECTIONS FROM THE PERSONAL, POLITICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON Lithograph Illustrations by Lynd Ward

By: Jefferson, Thomas ; Lynd Ward ; Saul K. Padover

Price: $12.94

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press: 1967

Seller ID: 40945


xii, 362 pages; Dine in Near Fine slipcase. Clean and tight in original binding of blue cloth over marbled boards with gilt lettering at spine. Former owner's name faintly on ffep. Selected and edited by Saul K. Padover. Illustrated with wonderful lithographs by Lynd Ward. View more info

NINEVEH AND ITS REMAINS With an account of a visit to the Chaldæan Christians of Kurdistan and the Yezidis, or Devil worshippers; and an enquiry into the Manners and Arts of the Ancient Assyrians

By: Layard, Austen Henry

Price: $249.94

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam: 1849

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38319


Clean and tight in original green cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spines and gilt images of an archeological relic on front boards (similar images in blind on rear boards). Original owner's name on ffep "Mrs. Elizabeth Tweedy / Jan'y 1850", light scattered foxing, otherwise clean and tight; minor rubbing at corners and spine ends; very nice condition. All plates and maps present EXCEPTing the final folding map in Volume 1 -- "Map to Illustrate the ... View more info

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THE MAPMAKERS ART - Essays on the History of Maps

By: Lynam, Edward

Price: $24.94

Publisher: London, The Batchworth Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38651


140 pages; Inscription on ffep to Hope Patterson "HP / from Marianne Wilson / Woodbury / July 1958" otherwise clean and tight in original blue cloth binding in worn torn dustjacket (now in mylar cover). A wonderful book on the history of mapmakers and engravers. View more info

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A PRESIDENT'S COUNTRY - A Guide to Hill Country

By: Maguire, Jack ; [SIGNED by Lady Bird Johnson ]

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Austin, Alcalde Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39112


Autograph; 80 pages; Warmly inscribed and Signed by Lady Bird Johnson on the halftitle. ; Signed by Notable Personage, Related; 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

THE AMERICAN GAZETTEER, Exhibiting a Full account of the Civil Divisions, Rivers, Harbours, Indian Tribes, &c. Of the American Continent, Also of the West India and Other Appendant Islands; with a Particular Description of Louisiana Complete with all SIX MAPS

By: Morse, Jedidiah

Price: $399.94

Publisher: Charlestown, Samuel Etheridge; Thomas and Andrews: 1804

Seller ID: 41529


vi, 628 pages; Printed by and for Samuel Etheridge, and for Thomas and Andrews. Original leather boards (rubbed, scraped, esp. at corners) rebacked in 20th century - leather spine, red leather spine label with gilt lettering. Some toning, otherwise clean and tight, lacks front free endpaper (blank). OCLC: 684247 ALL SIX FOLDING MAPS present, including North America, South America, the northern U.S. west to Illinois, the Southwest to the Mississippi, the Caribbean, and t... View more info