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Image for HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES  From the Earliest Period to the Administration of James Buchanan in Three large Quarto Volumes Illustrated With Highly Finished Steel Engravings by Leutze, Weir, Powell, Chappel, and Other American Artists

HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES From the Earliest Period to the Administration of James Buchanan in Three large Quarto Volumes Illustrated With Highly Finished Steel Engravings by Leutze, Weir, Powell, Chappel, and Other American Artists

By: Spencer, Jesse Ames

Price: $124.95

Publisher: New York, Johnson, Fry and Company: 1858

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42097

Condition: Good


50 Steel Engravings; 1600 pages; Three volume set bound in quarter leather spines over marbled boards, bindings secure, edges quite worn; scattered foxing. Volumes 2 and 3 are in very good condition, but Volume 1 is poor with significant flaws -- the preliminary leaves including titlepage, frontispiece, table of contents are missing. The extant text begins with the section title "Book First / from the Discovery of America ..." followed by (1) - 540 pp.; the top edge of the pages of Volume 1 is stained. Illustrated with more than 50 steel engravings and a facsimile of the manuscript... View more info

Bundling - Its Origins, Progress and Decline in America

By: Stiles, Henry Reed ; & Herb Roth (illustrated)

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Mount Vernon, Peter Pauper Press: 1937

Seller ID: 41863

Condition: Very Good


88 pages; Contents clean and secure in original binding of patterned red boards with tan linen spine and printed paper title label at spine, in linen-look slipcase, minor wear at base of slipcase. One of a limited edition of 1450 copies, set in Janson types and printed on Aark paper, have been made at the Walpole Printing Office, Mount Vernon, New York, 1937. Woodcuts by Herb Roth. View more info

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UNCLE TOM'S CABIN or Life among the Lowly

By: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Price: $37.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Altemus: 1900

Seller ID: 39981

Condition: Very Good


Altemus New Illustrated Young People's Library; xii, 7-309, 16 (ads) pages; Contents clean and secure in tan pictorial cloth binding depicting Little Eva and Topsy holding hands on a country road with grassy hills and a farm house in the background. Small area of red bleed at top of front board, cloth worn at spine ends. Illustrated with 89 b&w drawings (illustrator not identified). OCLC 12869705 An uncommon pictorial binding of this classic tale of plantation life in the Old South. View more info

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The Cock and the Hen - A Czechoslovak Folk Tale

By: Szalatnay, Rafael D. ; translator

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1925

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 39818

Condition: Fair


[13] ff. pages; Oblong 4to, with pictorial boards backed with red cloth. Covers, paste-down endpapers, half title, title page, 12 text borders, and 12 full page plates by Rudolf Mates. This wonderful English translation of a traditional Czech folk tale [O kohoutkovi a slepicce] was made by Rafael D. Szalatnay of New York. It had been originally published in an identical format in 1925, in New York under the imprint: "Czechoslovak Art and Craft." Harper & Brothers published this edition (called "Second Edition") on the first leaf, a decorative half title page. Both these e... View more info

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SPEEDY IN OZ

By: Thompson, Ruth Plumly ; L. Frank Baum & John R. Neill

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Chicago, Reilly & Lee: 1934

Seller ID: 41453

Condition: Very Good+


298 pages; Wonderful pictorial binding. Contents clean and tight in original green cloth binding with colour illustration mounted on front board depicting three characters floating about with colourful umbrellas. Black and white illustrations throughout. Date on copyright page is 1934. Speedy in Oz (1934) is the twenty-eighth in the series of Oz books created by L. Frank Baum and his successors, and the fourteenth written by Ruth Plumly Thompson. It was Illustrated by John R. Neill. This book features Umbrella Island, which floats in the sky, navigated via a huge umbrella. The king is not v... View more info

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THE LIFE OF J. M. W. TURNER, R. A. Founded on Letters and Papers Furnished by His Friends and Fellow Academicians

By: Thornbury, Walter ; [J. M. W. Turner]

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt: 1877

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 41572

Condition: Very Good


636 pages; Illustrated with 8 lovely chromolithographs (after J. M. W. Turner's original drawings) and 2 wood-engravings. xx, 636 pp. Original blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt image of a painter's palette on front board. Some wear to cloth at head of spine, paper lightly toned. Offsetting from two old newsclippings tipped in at first blank and halftitle; otherwise clean and tight. Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA (1775 – 1851) was an English Romantic landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker. Turner was quite a controversial figure, but modern critics a... View more info

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Bikupan [1879-1880] Tidning för söndagsskolan och barnen i hemmet

By: Various authors

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Göteborg [Sweden], Göteborgs Handelstidnings Aktiebolags Tryckeri: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40504

Condition: Very Good


[vi] & 192; [iv] & 192 pages; Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, black pebbled cloth flat spine with titles and dates lettered in gilt. There are two small chips to the cloth of the spine, minor rubbing, and several of the issues display faint traces of a vertical fold. Two years (1879-1880), bound together in a single volume, of this charming Swedish-language periodical for children. ["Bikupan" can be translated into English as "beehive"]. Issued roughly every two weeks -- 24 issues to the year, typically four leaves / 8 pages each. (The first issue for 1879 is not... View more info

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Bikupan [1877-1878] Tidning för söndagsskolan och barnen i hemmet

By: Various authors

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Göteborg [Sweden], Göteborgs Handelstidnings Aktiebolags Tryckeri: 1877

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40505

Condition: Very Good


[vi] & 192; & 192 pages; Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, black pebbled cloth flat spine with titles and dates lettered in gilt. Minor rubbing, and several of the issues display faint traces of a vertical fold. Two years (1877 &1878), bound together in a single volume, of this charming Swedish-language periodical for children. ["Bikupan" can be translated into English as "beehive"]. Issued roughly every two weeks -- 24 issues to the year, typically four leaves / 8 pages each. Two leaves in the year 1878 have short, closed tears. Each issue has a full-page wood ... View more info

IN THE KING'S SERVICE A Daily Companion for a Month

By: Various Authors

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, E. Nister: 1892

Seller ID: 41170

Condition: Very Good


32 pages; A delightfully illustrated anthology of poetry by various authors for each day of the month. Original owner's brief inscription in pencil dated Sept. 17, 1892. Date is approximate. Clean and tight in original pictorial boards with a black cloth spine. Illustrated with colour lithographs as well as two-tone illustrations. OCLC: 21356958; 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

TALES FROM ANIMAL LAND

By: Various Authors

Price: $10.94

Publisher: London, The Sheldon Company: 1920

Seller ID: 38549

ISBN: B000JP9ZDY

Condition: Near Fine


Date is approximate. Pictorial boards in plain glassine dustwrapper. Book is near Fine condition, glassine torn. Terrific illustrated binding (gorilla sipping tea). Colour frontispiece, numerous black and white illustrations. A charming twenties' childrens book. OCLC: 84972580; 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

Image for HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE An Illustrated Weekly  1888 [Full Year of issues from   November 1, 1887 through October 30, 1888 ]

HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE An Illustrated Weekly 1888 [Full Year of issues from November 1, 1887 through October 30, 1888 ]

By: Various Authors ; Howard Pyle; Rosine E. Sherwood; Captain Charles King; Palmer Cox; et al.

Price: $124.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1888

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41433

Condition: Very Good+


Large quarto volume; clean and tight in original green cloth binding with decorative stamping in gilt, black and red. Some wear to cloth at spine ends. Twelve months of weekly issues (November 1, 1887 through October 30, 1888) of this important 19th century periodical aimed at America's young people. Full page colour lithograph frontispiece titled "An Unwilling Partner" by Rosine E. Sherwood. Harper's Young People began publication in 1879 and later became known as the Harper's Round Table. After 1893 it became a monthly publication until its termination in 1899. This was a well prod... View more info

CAESAR CASCABEL Translated from the French by A. Estoclet

By: Verne, Jules

Price: $149.94

Publisher: New York, Cassell Publishing Company: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41539

Condition: Very Good


iv, 373 pages; Former owner's name and date on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original dark mustard pictorial cloth binding depicting a horse drawn wagon in the mountains. Cloth worn at spine ends, minor dust toning, a few scattered spots of toning to margins of text block, corners mildly rounded. 80 black and white illustrations by George Roux; the plates printed on one side only, no ads. This New York edition is the First edition in English, (precedes the London edition). While touring the United States in 1867, A family of French circus performers become stranded in America when ... View more info

Image for Dessins inédits de Viollet-le-Duc [Complete three volume set w/ 327 plates]   publiés sous le patronage de l’Administration des beaux-arts par les soins de A. de Baudot, J. Roussel

Dessins inédits de Viollet-le-Duc [Complete three volume set w/ 327 plates] publiés sous le patronage de l’Administration des beaux-arts par les soins de A. de Baudot, J. Roussel

By: Viollet-le-Duc, Eugène-Emmanuel

Price: $649.99

Publisher: Paris, Armand Guérinet: 1894

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39494

Condition: Very Good


138; 130; 59 plates pages; Complete set of the three series -- undated, but circa 1894-1902 -- OCLC: 6595933. These three large portfolios contain reproductions of drawings by Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc (1814 – 1879), a major French architect and theorist. Born in Paris, he embraced rebellion as a youth, and is said to have built a barricade in the Revolution of 1830. And, although he was drawn to architecture early, he refused to enter the École des Beaux-Arts, thinking it stuffy and his attendence would entail years of uninspiring rote work and copying. So he apprenticed in the ... View more info

CHANSONS ET RONDES ENFANTINES avec Notices et Accompagnement de Piano Ouvrage Enrochi De huit dessins en Chromotypographie par Henri Pille

By: Weckerlin, J. B. ; Henri Pille

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Paris, Librairie Garnier Freres: 1880

Seller ID: 41224

Condition: Very Good


114 pages; Culs-de-lampe de Bourget graves par Lefman. A lovely book with charming engraved illustrations. Contents clean and tight in original tan cloth binding with decorative stamping in gilt and lettering in black on front cover. Some very minor flaking at front edge of a few leaves. No date printed in book, but paper, illustrations and binding style suggest 1880s. A small superficial spot to cloth at bottom edge of front board. Text in French. A delightful collection of songs and rounds for children with music and illustrated with four wonderful full-page chromolithographs and dozens ... View more info

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The Monthly Repository and Library of Entertaining Knowledge - Volume 2 (June 1831 through May 1832)

By: Wiggins, Francis S. ; [editor]

Price: $54.94

Publisher: New York, Francis S. Wiggins: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38894

Condition: Good


viii, 424 pages; The second annual volume of this early 19th century periodical comprising 12 individual monthly issues from June 1831 to May 1832. viii, 424 pp. Each issue has an engraved plate frontispiece and many smaller in-text illustrations. The volume includes a total of fourteen full page plates related to various articles in the text: A View of City of Troy; A View of Athens; Glaciers of Switzerland; A View of Wesleyan University; A View of Mount Jolliet, IL; A View of the City of Troy (second one); The City of Jerusalem; The Crater of Kirauea; A View of the City of Quebec; A View o... View more info

Image for MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITY - A Description of Ancient Life  Employments, Amusements, Customs and Habits, The Cities, Palaces, Monuments and Tombs, The Literature and Fine Arts of 3,000 Years Ago

MUSEUM OF ANTIQUITY - A Description of Ancient Life Employments, Amusements, Customs and Habits, The Cities, Palaces, Monuments and Tombs, The Literature and Fine Arts of 3,000 Years Ago

By: Yaggi, L.W. ; T. L. Haines

Price: $84.94

Publisher: New York, Standard Publishing: 1881

Seller ID: 42041

Condition: Very Good-


944 pages; Former owner's name/address stamp in four places (3 blank pages, one upper margin of text page), otherwise clean and secure in original binding of dark brown half leather with cloth covered boards, gilt lettering at spine and front cover, decorative stamping in gilt at spine, marbled endpapers. Leather rubbed at extremeties Contents include: Pompeii, Amusements, Troy, Domestic Life and Domestic Utensils, Nineveh and Babylon, Tombs and Catacombs, Religion or Mythology, Fine Arts and Literature, and Truth of the Bible. Illustrated with several full page steel engraved plates, pl... View more info

Image for Das Puppenbuchlein eine Anleitung zum Selbstherstellen von Puppen, zum Puppenschneidern und Stricken fur die Puppe, mit Schnittmustern fur Puppenkleidung

Das Puppenbuchlein eine Anleitung zum Selbstherstellen von Puppen, zum Puppenschneidern und Stricken fur die Puppe, mit Schnittmustern fur Puppenkleidung

By: Zechlin, Ruth

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Ravensburg, Otto Maier Verlag: 1957

Seller ID: 42257

Condition: Very Good


32 pages; Clean and secure in original wrappers, tiny closed tear at top edge of charming pictorial dustwrapper. OCLC 67046627 Date is approximate. Translated title: The Doll's Booklet: a guide to making dolls for yourself, for doll cutting and knitting for the doll, with patterns for doll clothes. Indeed there are laid-in this book two large folded sheets of patterns for making doll's clothes. Illustrated throughout . View more info

ANSICHTEN DER FREIEN HANSESTADT LUBECK UND IHRER UMGEBUNGEN mit 16 Kupfern

By: Zietz, Heinrich Christian;

Price: $1,249.94

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main, Friedrich Wilmans: 1822

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41526

Condition: Very Good


x, (2) 538 pages; Former owner's name, otherwise clean and tight in contemporary quarter black leather over marbled boards, wear at spine ends and rubbed a bit at extremeties. Illustrated with 16 beautiful full page copperplate engravings of various scenes in this beautiful port city. OCLC: 246165965 Heinrich Christian Zietz (*1769- 1834 ) was an evangelical pastor and topographer. This comprehensive description of Lübeck in 1820 under the title Views of the Free Hanseatic City of Lübeck and its surroundings with 16 engravings after designs by Anton Radl is still one of the major sources ... View more info

Image for PETUR KANINA [Cover title: Sagan af Petri kaninu ] [Icelandic version of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit ]

PETUR KANINA [Cover title: Sagan af Petri kaninu ] [Icelandic version of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit ]

By: [Beatrix Potter]

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Reykjavik, Utgefandi Bokhladan / Ingólfsprent: 1950

Seller ID: 42258

Condition: Very Good


16 pages; Contents clean and secure in original binding of pictorial boards with red cloth at spine, boards have some markings on rear and two faint spots on front. Charming illustrations in colour and in b&w. Date is approximate. This scarce Icelandic edition of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit was published in the mid-twentieth century. There is no date or indication of edition printed in the book, but Ingólfsprent was founded in 1946 by two brothers (and printers) Magnús Stefánsson (1906-1975) and Ólafur Stefánsson (1902-1990) and they ran the shop until 1968. Not found in OCLC. View more info