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WILLIAM SAWYER AND OTHERS - Committee on Private Lands

By: Edgerton, Mr

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, U. S. House of Representatives: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36967

Condition: Very Good


4 pages; Report 98, 37th Congress, 2nd Session. Regarding the grants to members of the Miami Indian tribe and their heirs of tracts of land on each side of the St. Mary's River by the Treaty of Greenville in 1795; the subsequent 1826 treaty providing that the US repurchase some of said granted land in 1795 and in 1818, etc... ; 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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WASTE NOT, WANT NOT or, Two Strings To Your Bow with Illustrations from Original Designs

By: Edgeworth, Maria

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Geo. S. Appleton: 1850

Seller ID: 38696

Condition: Very Good


62, 18 pages; Clean and tight in original red cloth binding with gilt titles at front cover and decorative stamping in blind to both boards. Two charming full page illustrated plates, hand-coloured. 18 pages of ads at rear with many wood engravings. Maria Edgeworth (1768 – 1849) was an Irish writer of adult and children's literature. She was one of the first realist writers in children's literature and was a significant figure in the evolution of the novel in Europe. For her times, she held advanced views on estate management, politics and education, and she corresponded with some of the lea... View more info

FANTASIAS by George Egerton [pseudonym]

By: Egerton, George ; (pseudonym of Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright )

Price: $84.94

Publisher: London and New York, John Lane: The Bodley Head: 1898

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39147

Condition: Very Good+


156, 12 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Stories include: The star worshipper; The elusive melody; The Mandrake Venus; The futile quest; The kingdom of dreams; The well of truth. Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright (1859 - 1945) was an early feminist and one of the most important of the "New Woman" writers of the nineteenth century fin de siècle. She was born in Australia to a Welsh Protestant mother, Isabel George, and an Irish Catholic father, Captain John J. Dunne, but spent most of her formative years in Dublin and co... View more info

CENTENARY MEMORIAL OF THE ERECTION OF THE COUNTY OF DAUPHIN AND THE FOUNDING OF THE CITY OF HARRISBURG 1785-1885

By: Egle, William Henry

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Harrisburg, Telegraph Printing House: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41086

Condition: Very Good-


397 pages; A couple scattered pencil marks in margin of name index, 1/2" closed tear at edge of one page. Otherwise, clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. ; 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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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

Condition: Very Good-


[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 legend recording names [in Greek letters] for 11 parts of these tools. Faint circular stain to the front cover, minor scrapp... View more info

A Copy-right Manual Designed for Men of Business, Authors, Scholars, and Members of the Legal Profession

By: Ellsworth, William Wolcott ; (1791-1868)

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Boston, Oliver Ellsworth: 1862

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39133

Condition: Very Good


48 pp. pages; Contemporary "law" sheepskin, rebacked, old red label remounted on spine (and is rubbed and worn). Edges of the boards rubbed, chip to the front blank endpaper. A sound copy of this scarce volume. OCLC: 33224108 The author, (son of the second U.S. Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth), was a Representative from Connecticut. He was born in Windsor, Conn., November 10, 1791, and was graduated from Yale College in 1810; studied law in Litchfield, Conn. and continued his legal education in Hartford in the office of his brother-in-law, the late Chief Justice Williams. Ellswor... View more info

SAINTES LARMES

By: Enjelvin, Joseph Prosper

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Clermont, Imprimerie De Thibaud-Landriot Freres: 1850

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40183

Condition: Near Fine


612 pages; Vellum spine over marbled boards with red spine label with gilt lettering. With folding map at rear. Very light scattered foxxing. L'abbe Joseph-Prosper Enjelvin (1795-1861) was a Franciscan who was honorary canon of the cathedral of Clermont, pastor of Pontgibaud; he authored many books during the mid 19th century. The author conceived this book as a sort of mystical garden, in which to cultivate spiritual joy in the midst of this profane world. The first part is a collection of varied religious exercises in the Way of the Cross, preceded by instructions on the benefits of this ... View more info

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Neues Vers- und Devisen-Buch für alle Fälle und Stände Oder: 1300 Devisen u. kleine Verse in Bezug auf Liebe, Freundschaft u. Erinnerung ... zum nu?tzlichen Gebrauch bei festlichen Gelegenheiten ...

By: Enther, G. U. von

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Quedlinburg & Leipzig, Verlag der Ernst'schen Buchhandlung: 1845

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 41480

Condition: Very Good-


xii, 195 & [1, ad] pages; Contemporary pattern-printed paper-covered boards, pale blue-green endpapers. Date is approximate. Original front printed wrapper is now mounted to the inner surface (recto) of the rear free-endpaper. Second edition of this useful little book, now quite scarce, which compiles over 1300 sayings, slogans and expressions in verse. The author specifies on the title page that these short verses, mostly one- to four lines, may be used by Bakers, Gold and Silversmiths, Artists and Craftsmen of many sorts. The first edition was published with a date specified of 1844, an... View more info

Image for Lexicon geographicum in quo universi orbis oppida, urbes, regiones, prouinciæ, regna, emporia, academiæ, metropoles, fontes, flumina, & maria antiquis recentibusque nominibus appellata, suisque distantiis descripta recensentur : in dvas partes divisvm Lexici Geographici Pars altera, In quanova nomina locorum veteribus praeponuntur. Londini, Ex officina Rogeri Danielis, MDCLVII

Lexicon geographicum in quo universi orbis oppida, urbes, regiones, prouinciæ, regna, emporia, academiæ, metropoles, fontes, flumina, & maria antiquis recentibusque nominibus appellata, suisque distantiis descripta recensentur : in dvas partes divisvm Lexici Geographici Pars altera, In quanova nomina locorum veteribus praeponuntur. Londini, Ex officina Rogeri Danielis, MDCLVII

By: Ferrarius, Philippus [1551-1626]

Price: $1,249.94

Publisher: London (& Paris), et veneunt Parisiis, apud Fredericum Leonard, 1665.: 1665 & 1657

Seller ID: 39125

Condition: Good+


[24], 552, [24] p. pages; Lexicon Geographicum, in quo Universi Orbis Oppida, Urbes, Regiones, Provinciae, Regna ... Antiquis Recentibusque Nominibus appellata, suisque distantiis descripta recensentur ... Authore Fr. Philippo Ferrario ... Editio nova ... Adnectitur Tabula Longitudinis ac Latitudinis Urbium & Oppidorum per totum terrarum Orbem, ex ejusdem Philippi Ferrarii Epitome Geographica desumpta. Londini : et veneunt Parisiis, apud Fredericum Leonard, 1665. Contemporary full leather, (suede, or reversed calf), six raised bands on the spine, edges of the text decoratively sprinkled red... View more info

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IN SUNFLOWER LAND Stories of God's Own Country

By: Field, Roswell Martin

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Chicago, F. J. Schulte & Company: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40209

Condition: Very Good+


257 & [2, ads] pages; Publisher's pale green cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt on the spine, and gilt, with touches of black and darker green on the front cover -- with sunflower motif, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut and untrimmed -- a handsome nineties decorative cloth binding, in an excellent state of preservation. There is light rubbing to the spine's extremities (no breaks, chips or tears, just a visible erosion of the pale green color to the fabric) ; there is similar light rubbing visible at the points of the boards' corners, and one tiny point along the rear gutter of t... View more info

POESIE SCELTE

By: Fogazzaro, Antonio

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Milano, Sonzogno: 1897

Seller ID: 40404

Condition: Very Good


220 pages; Early private binding in plain tan cloth-backed marbled boards. A very good copy, with circular ink stamp of an early owner on the dedication page. An early volume of poetry from the prolific Italian writer Antonio Fogazzaro 1842-191, best known for his novels "Piccolo Mondo Antico," and 'Il Santo." Interestingly, the date on the title page reads "189" -- with a blank for the final numeral. The simple colophon at the end states: "Finito di stampare xx. Novembre MDCCCLXXXXVII in Milano." ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual ... View more info

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DEBTS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

By: Forward, W

Price: $4.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, GPO: 1842

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36959

Condition: Very Good


3 pages; House of Representatives, Treasurer's Dept; Document No. 254; 27th Congress, 2nd Session. A statement of the debts of the City of Washington mid-year 1842. . ; 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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Altdeutsches Namenbuch - Zweiter Band: Ortsnamen [Volume 2 only] [place names arranged alphabetically in dictionary form]

By: Förstemann, Ernst

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Nordhausen, Verlag von Ferd. Förstemann: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39010

Condition: Very Good


vi, 1699 pages; Contemporary black half morocco spine over pebbled-patterned boards. Spine with shallow raised bands highlighted with a rolls of gilt stamped tooling, title stamped in gilt directly in the second panel. Clean and tight in this handsome, and probably original binding, but for a few ink check marks next to some names in the "F" section. scattered light foxing, and some light rubbing to the corners and edge of the binding. Paper still supple, not yellowed. This is the second volume only of Ernst Förstemann's important reference work on German names. The first volume, ... View more info

LA MORT D'ABEL - POEME EN CINQ CHANTS... TRADUIT PAR M. HUBER

By: Gessner, Solomon

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Paris, Patris, Gilbert: 1801

Seller ID: 39023

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and secure in original bindings with red leather spine labels with gilt lettering and ruling. A French translation of this classic pastoral poem. Rosenbach duplicate. Illustrated by Engravings. French, illus edition. A nice set.; 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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Opere postume di Pietro Giannone. Giureconsulto ed Avvocato Napoletano. Tomo Primo.

By: Giannone, Pietro

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Italia: 1821

Seller ID: 38348

Condition: Very Good


First Volume only; contents include: L'Apologia della Storia Civile di Napoli, and La Professione di Fede. Clean and tight in early 19th century binding of quarter green calf over marbled boards with gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spine, rubbed at extremities. Nice paper, no foxing. Pietro Giannone (7 May 1676 – 17 March 1748) was an Italian historian born in Ischitella, in the province of Capitanata. He opposed the papal influence in Naples, for which he was imprisoned for twelve years until his death. This volume contains his greatest work L'Apologia della Storia Civile di Napo... View more info

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SONGS OF TWO SAVOYARDS

By: Gilbert, W. S. and Arthur Sullivan

Price: $29.94

Publisher: London, Routledge & Sons: 1890

Seller ID: 38815

Condition: Very Good


268 pages; Clean and tight in original sand coloured cloth binding with gilt lettering & decorative stamping, teg. Cloth worn at spine ends. No date printed in the book, c1890. Delightful humourous drawings by Gilbert illustrate the lyrics and music of the 66 songs included. A very nice collection of music from their operas, with the scores by Sullivan. ; 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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EARLY PRINTED BOOKS OF THE LOW COUNTRIES, from the Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, An Exhibition in the Library of Congress April 2, 1958 to August 31, 1958

By: Goff, Frederick R.

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Library of Congress: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37111

Condition: Very Good


37 pages; Contents clean and tight in original printed wrappers; wrappers toned at edge. Includes some illustrations from early printed books. ; 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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La Faustin

By: Goncourt, Edmond de

Price: $199.99

Publisher: Paris, G. Charpentier: 1882

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39486

Condition: Very Good+


3 p.l., iv, 343 pages; A lovely copy of the first edition of this novel. Bound circa 1900 in deep red half crushed levant morocco over pink linen, five raised bands on the spine, simple gilt rules delineate the edges of the leather spine and corners, with an all-over decorative pattern painstakingly built of individual gilt tools in the four spine panels not occupied by direct gilt lettering of the title and authors' names, publication date "1877" at foot of spine. Marbled endpapers of various shades of red and gold, top edges gilt, others trimmed rough. A fine binding, beautifully e... View more info

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La Fille Elisa

By: Goncourt, Edmond de ; [SIGNED]

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Paris, Charpentier: 1877

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39485

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; 2 p.l., ix, 291 pages; A lovely copy of the first edition of this novel, with a significant inscription by the author to another French writer. Bound circa 1900 in deep red half crushed levant morocco over pink linen, five raised bands on the spine, simple gilt rules delineate the edges of the leather spine and corners, with an all-over decorative pattern painstakingly built of individual gilt tools in the four spine panels not occupied by direct gilt lettering of the title and authors' names, publication date "1877" at foot of spine. Marbled endpapers of various shades of... View more info

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Les Frères Zemganno

By: Goncourt, Edmond de ; [SIGNED]

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Paris, G. Charpentier: 1879

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39509

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; xii, 375 pages; A lovely copy of the first edition of this novel. Bound circa 1900 in deep red half crushed levant morocco over pink linen, five raised bands on the spine, simple gilt rules delineate the edges of the leather spine and corners, with an all-over decorative pattern painstakingly built of individual gilt tools in the four spine panels not occupied by direct gilt lettering of the title and authors' names, publication date "1877" at foot of spine. Marbled endpapers of various shades of red and gold, top edges gilt, others trimmed rough. A fine binding, beautifu... View more info