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Image for The Seasons A new edition. To which is prefixed An Essay on the plan and character of the poem, by J. Aikin

The Seasons A new edition. To which is prefixed An Essay on the plan and character of the poem, by J. Aikin

By: Thomson, James

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Leipzig, Printed for E. B. Schwickert, MDCCLXXXI: 1781

Seller ID: 38899

Condition: Very Good-


xxix,[3],208 pages; Contemporary full vellum, flat spine, title stamped in gilt within a small frame of rules on the spine: "THOMS / THE / SEASO" - plain endpapers, edges sprinkled red. An interesting early edition of this popular cycle of four poems printed in Germany, entirely in English. Thomson wrote Winter, Summer, Spring, and Autumn -- in that order, between about 1725 and 1730. The collected edition, as 'The Seasons,' became an immediate success. ESTC suggests that there were at least 166 editions by the end of the eighteenth century. In fact, printing Thomson's Seasons wa... 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: $74.95

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

Image for Lehrbuch der Laryngoskopie und des local-therapeutischen Verfahrens bei Kehlkopfkrankheiten Zweite umgearbeitete und erweiterte Auflage mit 45 Holzschnitten

Lehrbuch der Laryngoskopie und des local-therapeutischen Verfahrens bei Kehlkopfkrankheiten Zweite umgearbeitete und erweiterte Auflage mit 45 Holzschnitten

By: Tobold, Adelbert

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Berlin, Verlag von August Hirschwald: 1869

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 39586

Condition: Very Good


x & 245 pages; Contemporary binding: dark blue-green pebbled cloth spine over pebble-grained paper covered boards. A sound, tight copy, with some wear and erosion to the paper covering the edges of the boards. This is the second edition of this book by one of the pioneers of laryngology -- Adelbert Tobold [1827-1907]. The first edition had been issued by the same publisher; this second edition had grown substantially from the 1863 original (viii & 148 pp.) to 245 pages. The detailed wood-engraved plates are informative; many depict instruments designed by Professor Tobold for his field. ... View more info

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MEMORIALS CONCERNING SEVERAL MINISTERS and Others, Deceased of the Religious society of Friends, within the limits of Baltimore Yearly Meeting

By: Townsend, Joseph ; et alus

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Baltimore, Published by order of the Yearly Meeting, Innes & Company: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40294

Condition: Good


176 pages; Former owner's name "Helen Bentley Lea" (1856-1950) dated 1878 and short closed tear at outer edge of ffep. A dime-sized ink stain at the fore-edge of two leaves, otherwise clean and tight in original full sheepskin binding with red leather title label at spine. Leather worn and chipping at spine and corners. List of Memorials includes: Ann Moore, Joseph Berry, John Bartlett, James Berry, John Malsby, Mary Cox, Susanna Brown, Phillip Coale, Hannah Matthews, William Wilson, Isaac Everitt, Martha Mendenhall, Ruth Walton, Anthony Poultney, Mary Brooke, John Simpson, William... View more info

Image for LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR ... IN RELATION TO THE  EXPENDITURES AT THE MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT - US HD520 1824  From its Organization in 1802, to the Present Time [1828]

LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF WAR ... IN RELATION TO THE EXPENDITURES AT THE MILITARY ACADEMY AT WEST POINT - US HD520 1824 From its Organization in 1802, to the Present Time [1828]

By: Various Authors

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Washington, G.P.O.: 1828

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36964

Condition: Very Good


8 pages; Published March 13, 1828. Printed by Gales & Seaton. House of Representatives, War Department. Document Number 194; 20th Congress, 1st Session. 8 pages, plus two folding charts. Nice paper, little foxing, marginal chip at interior lower corner of second folding chart (not affecting text/image). OCLC: 20777639. ; 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

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

By: Various Authors

Price: $19.95

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

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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: $124.95

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

Image for IL POTERE POLITICO CHRISTIANO Discorsi Pronunciati la Quaresima del 1857 nella Cappella Imperiale delle Tuileries

IL POTERE POLITICO CHRISTIANO Discorsi Pronunciati la Quaresima del 1857 nella Cappella Imperiale delle Tuileries

By: Ventura di Raulica, Gioacchino ; Tullio Dandolo (editor)

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Milano, Boniardi-Pogliani De E. Besozzi: 1858

Seller ID: 40462

Condition: Very Good


xxx, 708 pages; Prima versione Italiana per cura Del Conte Tullio Dandolo. OCLC: 797880383 Quarter green leather over green cloth boards. A bit of wear at head of spine, otherwise Very Good. Gioacchino Ventura (dei Baroni) di Raulica (1792, Palermo – 1861, Versailles) was an Italian Roman Catholic pulpit orator, patriot, philosopher and writer. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1808, and in 1817, when the Society was suppressed in Sicily, joined the Theatines. Ordained a priest, he distinguished himself as a Catholic journalist and apologist, especially by his "Funeral Oration of Pius ... View more info

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Histoire des Revolutions de Portugal

By: Vertot, Rene Auber De

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Besancon, Imprimerie Librairie de Charles Deis: 1843

Seller ID: 41279

Condition: Very Good


124 pages; Light scattered foxing, otherwise clean and tight in original binding of green cloth spine over blue boards with printed title label at spine. OCLC: 883525180; 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 NOBLE BLOOD: A Prussian Cadet Story and A WEST POINT PARALLEL: AN American Cadet Story

NOBLE BLOOD: A Prussian Cadet Story and A WEST POINT PARALLEL: AN American Cadet Story

By: Von Wildenbruch, Ernst ; Charles King ; Anne Williston Ward

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, F. T. Neely: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41646

Condition: Very Good


211 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding; cloth rubbed at corners and spine ends. Top edges gilt, foredge untrimmed. The wonderful scene on the decorative cloth binding wraps around from the front board to the spine and rear board. The scene depicts on the front board a Cadet standing in a wooded area aiming his rifle in the woods and continue to a view of his pack and bedroll on the rear cover. Two Stories in one volume: Noble Blood was translated from the German by Charles King & Anne Williston Ward, and A West Point Parallel was written by Charles King. ; Experie... View more info

Image for ANECDOTES OF PAINTING IN ENGLAND with some account of the principal artists and incidental notes on other arts. Also a Catalogue of Engravers who have been born or resided in England

ANECDOTES OF PAINTING IN ENGLAND with some account of the principal artists and incidental notes on other arts. Also a Catalogue of Engravers who have been born or resided in England

By: Walpole, Horace ; George Vertue ; Rev. James Dallaway ; Ralph N. Wornum

Price: $84.95

Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn: 1862

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 38929

Condition: Very Good-


1075 pages; Three Volume Set. Contemporary quarter green calf, gilt decorated compartments at spines, five raised bands, marbled boards and endpapaers, and top edges gilt; lacking spine labels incomplete; scattered light foxing. Various paginations, plates with tissue-guards. Pagination: xxxii, 350; (viii), 351-720; (viii), 721-1008, 481-511, (36). Collected by the late George Vertue; digested and published from his original mss. by Horace Walpole; with additions by the Rev. James Dallaway. A New Edition, Revised with additional notes by Ralph N. Wornum View more info

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THE PLUME: A Tuft of Literary Feathers

By: Warland, John H.

Price: $84.95

Publisher: Boston, Benjamin B. Mussey: 1847

Seller ID: 41722

Condition: Very Good+


311 pages; Wright 2670. Quite a nice example. Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and decorative blindstamping to boards; humourous frontispiece illustration. Small chip to cloth at top corner of spine, rubbed at lover corner of front board, light scattered foxing. OCLC: 2919711 An anthology of more than fifty pieces by Warland - both prose and poetry. John H. Warland (1807-1872) was a native of Cambridge, Mass., and a graduate of Harvard College. He studied theology but never was ordained as a preacher; instead he turned to writing. Warland wrote som... View more info

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AS WE GO

By: Warner, Charles Dudley

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1894

Seller ID: 40056

Condition: Very Good


195 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration at spine and front cover in a lovely pattern of torches with ribbon bows. Text & illustrations are clean and bright, a couple minor spots of foxing on endpapers. A very attractive "Nineties" book with delightful illustrations. ; 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 The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, in the common version. With amendments of the language, by Noah Webster

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments, in the common version. With amendments of the language, by Noah Webster

By: Webster, Noah ; [editor]

Price: $2,000.00

Publisher: New Haven, Durrie & Peck (Printed by Hezekiah Howe & Co.): 1833

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 41476

Condition: Fair


xvi, & 907 pages; The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, in the common version. With amendments of the language by Noah Webster, L.L. D. New Haven: Published by Durrie & Peck. Sold by Hezekiah Howe & Co., and A. H. Maltby, New Haven; and by N. & J. White, New York, 1833. "Printed by Hezekiah Howe & Co."--verso of title page. Bound in full contemporary sheepskin leather, four very shallow (false) raised bands on the spine, leather spine label lettered in gilt. Heavily worn, with damage to the spine and rear cover, and several loose leaves in the section of 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: $34.95

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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Corrected Proofs

By: Weld, H. Hastings

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Boston, Russell, Shattuck & Co.: 1836

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41721

Condition: Very Good


261 & [1, errata] pages; Publisher's binding: an unusual medium brown cloth with fine vertical ribbing and an all-over pattern of mixed symbol-like design. The covers each have an elaborate decorative frame impressed in blind, the spine has the title stamped in gilt in all capital letters. Plain endpapers, wood-engraved vignette (the author?) on title page depicting an editor holding a sheet titled "Corrected Proofs", just off the press. A well-preserved copy, the original binding is unworn and intact at the delicate spine ends. The endpapers and the entire text block are foxed, wi... View more info

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AN ORATION PRONOUNCED AT BRIDGEWATER October 4, 1798 at the Request of the THE COLUMBIAN SOCIETY

By: Whitman, Kilborn

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Boston, Samuel Etherbridge: 1798

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41610

Condition: Very Good-


39, (1) pages; 39pp, Half title [foxed]. Chipping & ownership names on front wrapper, otherwise Very Good. "An early analysis of the national character of Americans. ... The American experiment in representative democracy is unique: unoriginated in conquest, and free from all feudal tenures and embarrassments. Liberty in its most rational latitude is enjoyed. The American Character has been formed by the Revolution and the adoption of the Constitution." [see D. Lesser] Sabin 103743. OCLC: 62841114 Owner's names include "Mr. Ezekiel Whitman, Bridgeport" ; "Mordecai George... View more info

Image for COTTON SPINNING - THE QUESTIONS SET AT THE MAY EXAMINATIONS OF THE CITY AND GUILDS OF LONDON, 1889, WITH ANSWERS

COTTON SPINNING - THE QUESTIONS SET AT THE MAY EXAMINATIONS OF THE CITY AND GUILDS OF LONDON, 1889, WITH ANSWERS

By: Whittam, William , Jr.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Providence, R. I. & Charlotte, N. C., C. A. M. Praray & Co: 1898

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 38817

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 75 pp. & a section of ads (xlviii pp. ) at the end, several with illustrations. Publisher's blue cloth. Minor wear at the corners and spine ends, a few cover spots -- very good. A useful compilation, including a glossary of terms used in the Lancashire cotton trade (added by the author for the benefit of American readers) . Possibly most interesting for the wonderful ads at the rear -- for textile machinery, steam equipment, and general factory necessities, including paint, and ventilation fans. Dinsmore Manufacturing Co.; Salem Foundy and Machie Shop (Elevators); Cahall Boiler; Metallic ... View more info

A Handbook for Travellers in Lower and Upper Egypt [Part 1 & Part 2 in one volume] Including descriptions of the course of the Nile through Egypt and Nubia, Alexandria, Cairo, the Pyramids, Thebes, the first and second Cataracts, the Suez Canal, the Peninsula of Mount Sinai, the Oases, The Fayum, etc.

By: Wilkinson,John Gardner

Price: $124.95

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1891

Edition: Eighth

Seller ID: 41561

Condition: Very Good


568, 64 pages; Contents clean and tight in original red cloth binding; cloth worn along spine and foredges. Thirty-three maps, plans, etc. Folding map in pocket at rear (present and complete, but with some splitting along folds), map at p. 154 detached, but present with a long closed tear. OCLC: 10293250 Murray's Handbooks for Travellers were travel guide books published in London by John Murray beginning in 1836. The series covered tourist destinations in Europe and parts of Asia and northern Africa. According to scholar James Buzard, the Murray style "exemplified the exhaustive ratio... View more info

Image for A KEY TO STEAM ENGINEERING - A THOROUGH AND EXHAUSTIVE CATECHISM OF THE STEAM ENGINE AND BOILER, AND PRACTICAL IDEAS, GATHERED FROM TWENTY-FOUR YEARS' EXPERIENCE WITH THE STEAM ENGINE

A KEY TO STEAM ENGINEERING - A THOROUGH AND EXHAUSTIVE CATECHISM OF THE STEAM ENGINE AND BOILER, AND PRACTICAL IDEAS, GATHERED FROM TWENTY-FOUR YEARS' EXPERIENCE WITH THE STEAM ENGINE

By: Williams, Henry S. ; [Stewart A. Jellett ]

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Boston, Mason Regulator Company: 1891

Seller ID: 40440

Condition: Very Good


Includes Combustion of Coal- Chemically and Practically Considered. Original owner's name on ffep -- Stewart A. Jellett - founder of the eponymous engineering company in Philadelphia. Jellett also served as President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Contents clean and tight in original stiff wrappers, rubbed at extremities. ; 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