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GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA

By: Gordon, Thomas F

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Philadelphia:, T. Belknap: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38923

Condition: Very Good-


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 An attractive example of this early historical reference for Pennsylvania in a nice period binding.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 embraces ample descriptions of its counties, towns, cities, villages, mountains, lakes, rivers, creeks, etc., alphabetically ar... View more info

Der Freiherr von Wiesau oder die gemischte Ehe Der Freiherr von Wiesau oder die gemischte Ehe. Ein Seitenstück zu Bretschneider's "Freiherrn von Sandau." Mit einem Rückblicke auf die jüngst ersch. Schrift: "Die gemischten Ehen," von Chr. Fr. Ammon

By: Gotz, Georg Joseph

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Regensburg, Verlag von Georg Joseph Manz: 1839

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 41071

Condition: Very Good-


xii, 224 & [4] pp. pages; Uncut, as issued, in publisher's original printed tan wrappers. The spine is partly eroded, the sewing is weak, the front cover is detached, but present, the rear wrapper is still attached, but more soiled, with a couple of creases, folds, and tears towards the bottom. Second edition - apparently, the first edition was issued in Regensburg earlier in 1839 (with viii, 225 pp.) There was a subsequent edition the following year - [Neustadt a. d. O. ; Schleiz, 1840], and at least one further edition in the year after that - [M. Stockmar & Wagner 1841]. This 1839 seco... View more info

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HORTUS REGIUS MONSPELIENSIS, SISTENS PLANTAS TUM INDIGENAS TUM EXOTICAS...

By: Gouan, Antonius

Price: $599.95

Publisher: Lyon, Fratrum De Tournes: 1762

Seller ID: 39024

Condition: Very Good


548, [32] pages; Contemporary calf, rebacked. Illustrated by Engraved 6 plates (1 folded). OCLC: 14931781 This extensive catalogue of the plants in the Montpellier Botanical Garden is the first application of Linnean classification in France. Antoine Gouan (1733 – 1821) was a French naturalist from Montpellier and an early expositor of Linnaean taxonomy in France. In 1752, Gouan received his doctorate under Antoine Magnol and practiced medicine at Saint-Éloi Hospital in Montpellier while continuing to pursue his interest in natural history. In 1762 Gouan published this plant catalo... View more info

IL SEGRETARIO MODERNO O sia ammaestramenti, ed estampj per ogni sorta di lettere Tratti da piu` illustri Scrittori moderni, e proposti a chiunque voglia esercitarsi in questo nobile uffizio.

By: Gozzi, Gasparo

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Venezia, Presso Giambattista Novelli: 1774

Seller ID: 41212

Condition: Very Good-


lxii, 369 pages; Text block clean and tight in contemporary full sheepskin binding with gilt decoration at spine and red leather spine label. Spine leather has a 1/16 inch scrape near center and a chip at lower end (3/4" x 1/2"), still an attractive 18th century book. O sia ammaestramenti, ed estampj per ogni sorta di lettere Tratti da piu` illustri Scrittori moderni, e proposti a chiunque voglia esercitarsi in questo nobile uffizio. Molte importante cossi aggiungono a comodo e prositto de' novelli Segretari, come nel seguente Avviso dimostrasi. Edizione novissima corretta, e migliorat... View more info

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THE USE OF TOBACCO, and the Evils, Physical, Mental, Moral, and Social, Resulting Therefrom

By: Griscom, John H.

Price: $124.94

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam & Son: 1868

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39474

Condition: Very Good+


37 pages; Original owner's name and date of June 29, 1869 in pencil on first blank after slate green endpapers. Otherwise clean and tight in original publisher's brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at front board. Minor rubbing at spine ends, otherwise Near Fine. OCLC 5857298 Dr. John Hoskins Griscom, a physician with Quaker roots, was a leader of American sanitary science in 1840s and 1850s. In this work he argues against the use of tobacco examining its numerous health and social consequences. Griscom started his medical career as a dispensery physician working with the poor, which led ... View more info

"THE" PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ALGIERS

By: Harris, George W. ; Isabel Burton (Preface)

Price: $74.94

Publisher: London, George Philip & Son: 1892

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 41556

Condition: Very Good+


xx, 176 pages; Clean and tight in original burgundy cloth with gilt lettering and a gilt image of a palm tree with the skyline of Algiers in the background. Marbled page edges. Pagination: xx, 176, plus many pages of ads at front and rear of text. OCLC: 461601633 Three folding maps, including: (1) 'Plan de la ville d'Alger' by O. Mac Carthy (scale 1: 5000), (2) 'Carte des chemins de fer de l'Algerie et de la Tunisie par L . Chappuis fils' (scale 1: 3,000,000) and (3) 'Les environs d'Alger' par O. Mac Carthy (scale 1: 120,000). Four full page photogravures on card stock, several b&w t... View more info

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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE BIBLE Or, A Description of all the Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, and Insects, Trees, Plants, Flowers, Gums, and Precious Stones, mentioned in the sacred scriptures. Collected from the best authorities, and alphabetically arranged

By: Harris, Thaddeus M

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Boston, Wells and Lily: 1820

Seller ID: 39480

Condition: Good


xl, 476 pages; Contents clean and tight in contemporary sheepskin binding - rubbed and worn. Former owner's name on front pastedown endpaperand title page, scattered foxing, front board detached. OCLC: 2788893 Shoemaker 1526. Thaddeus Mason Harris (1768-1842) was a clergyman from Charlestown, Massachusetts. His father was a patriot, who died during the Revolutionary War, leaving his family destitute. In 1787 he was graduated at Hat-yard and invited to become private secretary to General Washington, but an attack of small-pox prevented that. He studied theology, and in 1781 was appointed l... View more info

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Reasons for Not Embracing the Doctrine of Universal Salvation in a Series of Letters to a Friend

By: Hawes, Joel

Price: $29.94

Publisher: New York, American Tract Society: 1829

Seller ID: 41730

Condition: Very Good


Published by the American Tract Society, and sold at their depository, no. 87 Nassau-Street, near the city-hall, New-York; and by agents of the Society, its branches, and auxiliaries, in the principal cities and towns in the United States. Listed as a "recent publication" and attributed to Rev. Joel Hawes in the American Tract Magazine (July, 1829). Vignette on front wrapper engraved by Alexander Anderson. Printed by Daniel Fanshaw. Previous owner's name on front wrapper - Julia Brattle (of Pittsfield, Mass., married David BURBANK of Hartford, Oct 17, 1834). At top of page 1 ink insc... View more info

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THE NEW WORLD AND THE NEW BOOK - An Address, Delivered Before the Nineteenth Century Club of New York City, Jan. 15, 1891 with KINDRED ESSAYS

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Boston, Lee and Shephard: 1892

Seller ID: 41336

Condition: Very Good+


239, (6) pages; Clean and tight in original navy blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine, some very minor rubbing at spine ends. Quite a nice example of this scarce collection of Higginson's essays. A series of essays on literature and books ranging from "High-Water Marks" to Dime Novels and addressing much territory in between and around. Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823 – 1911) was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s. During the Civil War, he served as co... View more info

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WEITHIAU BARDDONOL

By: Hiraethog, Gwilym ; [ William Rees ]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Dinbych, Cyhoeddwyd Gan Thomas Gee: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38930

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and tight in original cloth binding with decorative blinstamping to boards and gilt lettering at spine. View more info

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Sammlung von Beispielen, Formeln und Aufgaben aus der Buchstabenrechnung und Algebra Drittes verbesserte und vermehrte Ausgabe

By: Hirsch, Meier

Price: $44.94

Publisher: Berlin, Duncker und Humblot: 1816

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 39817

Condition: Very Good


iv, 324 pages; Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, green paper label on spine. Moderate rubbing and wear to the binding, text tight and complete, with light scattered flecks of foxing scattered. This algebra textbook was first published in Berlin by Froehlich in 1804, and this was followed by a second edition in 1811 (Berlin: Braunes). This third edition from 1816 is described in OCLC Number: 257545932 (9 locations, none in the USA). Pages 321-4 are publisher's ads for other mathematical texts; this may explain why the OCLC collation states VIII & 320 pp. The author, Meier Hirsc... View more info

A DENOMINATIONAL OFFERING From the Literature of Universalism In Twelve Parts

By: Hodgdon, Norris C.

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Boston, Universalist Publishing House: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40167

Condition: Very Good+


xiv, (1), 16-432 pages; Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, name in ink on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine; light rubbing at spine ends, quite nice condition. Bookplate of front pastedown endpaper of A. Abbott & Co. / Dexter, Maine. A. Abbott Company was first started by Jeremiah and Amos Abbott in 1820. In addition to the Abbott Company bookplate, this book bears the signature in ink of "G. A. Abbott /March 12, 1876." In 1858 George A. Abbott acquired an interest in the business from Jeremiah and Amos. ... View more info

Le Opere di Orazio Flacco Recate in versi italiani da Tommaso Gargallo

By: Horace ; Quintus Horatius Flaccus ; translated by Tommaso Gargalloataaa

Price: $399.99

Publisher: Como, figli di Carlantonio Ostinelli: 1827

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41494

Condition: Very Good+


304; 429 pages; Two volumes, bound in contemporary half vellum over pattern-printed paper covered boards, flat spines with leather labels in red and black, lettered in gilt. Bindings display just a touch of light soiling, but a handsome, tight and clean set. This charming 1827 first edition of Tommaso Gargallo's esteemed translation of Horace from Latin into modern Italian has a most interesting provenance: it was the property of two generations of one of the leading families of the American Abolitionist movement -- the son and grandson of Samuel J. May. There are ownership signatures in... View more info

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Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera Accendunt Clavis Metrica et Notae Anglicae Juventuti Accommodatae

By: Horace ; [George C. Heckman's copy]

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Boston, Hilliard, Gray, Little & Wilkins: 1835

Seller ID: 38610

Condition: Good


iv & 340 pages; Contemporary full sheepskin, flat spine ruled in gilt, titling slip lettered in gilt: "HORACE." A standard American school edition of Horace with the Latin text and extensive notes in English by Benjamin Apthorp Gould. It is interesting to note that Gould has protected his young readers by omitting the final two lines of Ode 1.4, and lines 5-8 of Ode 4.13 -- which refer in the original to sexual arousal. Further, Gould has omitted Odes 1.5, 1.23 and 1.25 and Epodes 8 & 12 entirely. [Even half a century later, the influential Loeb Library text omits Epodes 8 & 12,... View more info

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EARLY CLERGY OF PENNSYLVANIA AND DELAWARE

By: Hotchkin, Rev. S. F.

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, P.W. Ziegler & Co.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41637

Condition: Very Good


280 pages; Former owner's institutional bookplate on front pastedown and former owner's name and Ashville, Virginia on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. Faded at spine with slight shadow of a label near base. OCLC: 2220692 A history of the Swedish Clergy in Pennsylvania collected from articles mostly from "The Standard of The Cross and The Church". Chapters on the Swedish clergy, Bishops of Pennsylvania, churches, Bishops of Delaware, Delaware clergy, St. Peter's church, St. James's church, St. Paul's church, Trinity churc... View more info

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DE PRIMA SCRIBENDI ORIGINE ET UNIVERSA REI LITERARIAE ANTIQUITATE ...

By: Hugo, Hermannus

Price: $1,749.95

Publisher: Antwerp, Ex Officina Plantiniana: 1617

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39025

Condition: Very Good


227 pages; Secure in later patterned-paper covered boards. First edition of this first history of writing and the work of the scribe -- bound with two other contemporary tracts. OCLC: 17838634 Herman Hugo (1588 – 1629) was a Jesuit priest, writer and military chaplain. In addition to this primary work on the history of writing and scribes, he wrote a spiritual emblem book which was extremely popular. ; 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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THE PRINCIPLES OF SCIENCE - A Treatise on Logic and Scientific Method Two Volume Set

By: Jevons, W. Stanley

Price: $1,450.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co, New York: 1874

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39170

Condition: Very Good


First Edition of this classic work on Logic and Scientific Method. Two octavo volumes in original brick cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spines. xvi, 463, (1); vii, (1), 480 pp. Engraved frontispiece illustration of The Logical Machine in Volume 1. Clean and tight with some light foxing to verso of endpapers, cloth rubbed at lower corners and spine ends, short tear to cloth at lower spine of Volume 2. Pages of Volume 2 unopened. Quite scarce in this First Edition, especially in the original cloth bindings. William Stanley Jevons was a noted logician, economist and statistician. J... View more info

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Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia - A Tale

By: Johnson, Samuel

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, printed for H. D. Symonds: 1792

Seller ID: 38892

Condition: Very Good-


105, [3, blank] & plate pages; Contemporary full sheepskin, decoratively sprinkled. Flat spine, appears to have been rehinged at some point. Spine is cracking and fragile; the front cover has irregular "channels" of missing leather, perhaps insect damage. Engraved frontispiece, specifically for this H. D. Symonds edition, dated December 14, 1792 -- a date which is probably safe to assume as publication date for this undated edition of Johnson's popular "Rasselas." The author is said to have written 'The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale' in only one week to help pay the costs of ... View more info

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Obstbaukunde. Eine abhandlung des Wissenswerthesten in diesem hochwichtigen Zweige der Landwirthschaft Mit Benützung der neuesten und besten Quellen und der eigenen langjährigen Erfahrung

By: Josst, Franz

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Tetschen [Decín - Czech Republic], Druck von F. W. Stopp: 1860

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 39610

Condition: Very Good-


xiv & 154 pages; Contemporary pattern-printed green boards with cloth spine. With 109 illustrations on 8 folding lithographed plates. Somewhat foxed throughout, edges of the boards worn and rubbed. There is an ink numeral "69" on the half title, and the same number is printed on a label mounted to the spine (which is otherwise unmarked). Probably an item number for a private library or collection, which is not identified -- no marks of any sort on the book. A scarce and interesting treatise on fruit culture, written by the Bohemian botanist Franz Josst (1815-1862). The author als... View more info

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Biografia Istorica del Prigioniere di S. Elena : con una descrizione topografica di quest'isola. Estratta dalla Galleria de' contemporanei di Luigi Jullian ; prima versione italiana eseguita sull'ultima edizione francese da Domenico Solito Bound with: Massime e pensieri del prigioniere di Sant-Elena, manoscritto trovato nelle carte de Las-Casas Napoli, 1820

By: Jullian, [Pierre] Louis [Pascal de] ; translated into Italian by Domenico Solito

Price: $449.99

Publisher: Napoli [Naples, Italy], Raffaele Miranda: 1831

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41474

Condition: Very Good


246 & [2, blank] pages; TWO interesting contemporary accounts of Napoleon Bonaparte (both first editions - one published in 1820; the other in 1831) bound together in a handsome octavo volume. The binding is in the Romantique style: quarter black calf over marbled paper covered boards, flat spine richly decoratively stamped in gilt, plain laid endpapers, edges decoratively sprinkled blue. Ad I: 'Biografia istorica del prigioniere di S. Elena : con una descrizione topografica di quest'isola / estratta dalla Galleria de' contemporanei di Luigi Jullian ; prima versione italiana eseguita sull... View more info