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Johann Benjamin Michaelis poetische Werke

By: Michaelis, Johann Benjamin

Price: $99.99

Publisher: Carlsruhe, bey Christian Gottlieb Schmieder: 1783

Seller ID: 41481

Condition: Very Good+


64, 288 pages; Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, flat spine paneled with gilt rules, red label lettered in gilt, plain endpapers. Hinges with just a hint of light rubbing, endpapers with tan transfer marks at the corners from glue used in the binding -- otherwise a clean, tight, appealing copy. This issue was probably offered for separate sale, without the series title page for the "Sammlung der besten deutschen prosaischen Schriftsteller und Dichter" -- hundert und dreyzehenter Theil. The first section is a life of the poet: "Johann Benjamin Michaelis Leben / von Chri... View more info

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HISTOIRE DES IDEES LITTERAIRES EN FRANCE AU DIX-NEUVIEME SIECLE , ET DE LEURS ORIGINES DANS SIECLES ANTERIEURS Two Volume Set

By: Michiels, Alfred

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Paris, W. Coquebert: 1842

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38845

Condition: Near Fine


Clean and tight in original bindings of red leather over marbled boards, raised bands at spine and gilt lettering. Two volume set. Listed as # 30067 in volume VI of Brunet. Alfred Michiels (born 25 December 1813 in Rome and died 28 October 1892 in Paris) was a Franco - Belgian literary historian who achieved fame in the second half of the 19th century by his important works on the history of art in Flanders, on the relations of France with Alsace-Lorraine, on the Franco-Prussian War, etc. He was the son of a Flemish mother and French father, studied law in Strasbourg, made a foot tour thro... View more info

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SONGS OF THE SIERRAS

By: Miller, Joaquin

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Boston, Roberts Brothers: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40514

Condition: Very Good


1871 First American Edition. Hardcover. Very good, in publisher's decorative cloth ("B" issue binding) worn at top. First U. S. Edition (text varies considerably from London 1871 edition. ). Probably text issue A, but first page of ads has been removed (second page consistent with A issue). BAL 13751. ; 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 SHIP IN THE DESERT [First Edition]

By: Miller, Joaquin

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Boston, Roberts Brothers: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40515

Condition: Very Good


Very good in publisher's decorated cloth binding. First Edition, with the signature mark C not present. Spine faded, wear at head, Original owner's name date April 1876. Epic poem detailing a journey west across North America during the 1850's. ; 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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THEATRE COMPLET de J.-B. Poquelin, de MOLIERE in Eight Volumes publié par D. Jouast. Avec la préface de 1682 annotée par G. Monval. Illustrations by Francois Boucher engraved by Tiburce de Mare.

By: Moliere, J.-B. Poquelin de ; Tiburce de Mare ; Francois Boucher

Price: $399.95

Publisher: Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, E. Flammarin Successeur: 1885

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 38927

Condition: Very Good


Complete eight volume set bound in quarter morocco over marbled boards with marbled endpapers, with anchor device on title pages, woodcut decorations to heads and tails of acts and plays, green silk ribbon place markers, gilt lettering and decoration at spines. Colour mildly faded at spines with minor rubbing at extremities. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Molière based on a painting by Charles-Antoine Coypel plus 34 etchings (eaux-fortes) by with tissue guards (avant toute lettre), each etching signed in pencil T. de Mare. Rather than order the suite of etchings by Leloir af... View more info

The Settlement, Formation and Progress of DAUPHIN COUNTY Pennsylvania from 1785-1876

By: Morgan, George H

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Harrisburg, Telegraph Steam Book: 1877

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41117

Condition: Very Good


239 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with pale blue endpapers. Cloth rubbed at spine and lower corners, some chipping at head of spine. The Commissioners of Dauphin county requested the Dauphin County "Historical Society" to superintend the publication of this Centennial Statement, respecting the settlement and progress of the county from its formation in 1785 to the year just closing. ... great praise is due those who conducted the affairs of the county in 1848 - in 1864 - in 1876, for the contributions they have made toward a complete history of Dauphin coun... View more info

Auf Vielen Wegen - Gedichte

By: Morgenstern, Christian

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Berlin, Schuster & Loeffler: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39130

Condition: Near Fine


136 pp. pages; Publisher's green wrappers, lettered in black and with a design by Friedrich Karl Ewald Beblo, called Fritz Beblo (1872 - 1947) - a German city planner, architect and painter, who was a boyhood friend of Christian Morgenstern's from their time together as students at the Maria-Magdalenen-Gymnasium in Breslau. This copy is unusually well preserved, with just a hint of toning at the edges of the fugitive green wrappers, the spine of which is intact, with clear, dark lettering. Internally fresh and perfect, with edges of the text block trimmed rough, as issued. There is only wear... 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

Condition: Very Good-


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 the Northwest Coast, scattered foxing. Consistent with the lack of information at the time, the first map does not define the... View more info

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THE BIOGRAPHICAL CYCLOPEDIA OF REPRESENTATIVE MEN OF MARYLAND AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

By: Multiple Authors

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Baltimore, National Biographical Pub. Co.: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39000

Condition: Good+


716 pages; Clean and tight in original full leather binding with bevelled edges, gilt lettering at spine and decorative stamping in blind. Front hinge repaired, worn at extremities, some marginal stains. An excellent reference for history and genealogy of the Maryland and District of Columbia region. 97 full page engraved portraits. OCLC: 2053381 Extremely large heavy book requires additional charge for Piority or international shipping. View more info

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THE BIOGRAPHICAL CYCLOPEDIA OF REPRESENTATIVE MEN OF MARYLAND AND DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

By: Multiple Authors

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Baltimore, National Biographical Pub. Co.: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39367

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and tight in original full leather binding with bevelled edges, gilt lettering at spine and decorative stamping in blind. Some rubbing to binding, an attractive example of this excellent reference for history and genealogy of the Maryland and District of Columbia region. 97 full page engraved portraits. OCLC: 2053381 Extremely large heavy book requires additional charge for Piority or international shipping. View more info

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THE BRITISH GARDEN: A DESCRIPTIVE CATALOGUE OF HARDY PLANTS INDIGENOUS, OR CULTIVATED IN THE CLIMATE OF GREAT BRITAIN in two volumes

By: Murray, Lady Charlotte

Price: $249.95

Publisher: London, Thomas Wilson: 1808

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 39030

Condition: Very Good


767, [26] pages; Two volumes. Contents clean and secure in original brown boards with modern white velin spines and printed spine labels, new endpapers. Volume II bumped at head of spine. OCLC: 4182112 Each volume has the attractive 19th century armorial bookplate of Sir Joseph Radcliffe, Bart. of Rudding Park with the motto "Virtus Propter Se" [Power for its own sake]. This would be Sir Joseph Radcliffe, 2nd Baronet (1799–1872) who in 1824 purchased an estate near Harrogate, North Yorkshire and completed the construction of Rudding Park House. The second Baronet also served a... View more info

Prolusiones Academiae paemiis annuis dignaae et in curia Cantabrigiensi recitaae comitiis maximis A.D. M.DCCC.LXI

By: Myers, Frederic William Henry; et al

Price: $84.95

Publisher: Cantabrigiæ [Cambridge], Typis Academicis: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39129

Condition: Very Good+


Chancellor's Medal for English Verse, etc.; 53 pp. pages; Contemporary dark green pebbled cloth, spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers. The Cambridge University prize poems for 1861. There is a general title page in Latin, followed by a list of the winners of the various prizes. The Chancellor's Medal for English verse was won by Frederic William Henry Myers, whose poem - "The Prince of Wales at the Tomb of Washington" leads this volume (OCLC: 44165797). Myers [1843-1901] was noted for a facility for heroic couplets. He was, however, one of the founders of the Society for Psyc... View more info

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Thinks-I-to-Myself A Serio-Ludicro, Tragico-Comico Tale Written By Thinks-I-to-Myself, Who?

By: Nares, Edward

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Wilmington [Delaware], Printed for Matthew R. Lockerman, Robert Porter, printer: 1812

Seller ID: 39162

Condition: Very Good-


216 pages; Contemporary full sheepskin leather, flat spine ruled in gilt, with black leather label lettered in gilt. Worn, but sound and complete. DNB and Halkett & Laing, (VI, p. 28) agree in attributing this book to Edward Nares [1762-1841]. He was an English historian and theologian, educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. He was Fellow of Merton College, Oxford and became in 1813 Regius Professor of Modern History. He was curate of St Peter-in-the-East, Oxford, and then rector of Biddenden from 1798, and of New Church, Romney from 1827. This novel, essentially a satir... View more info

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CHURCHES OF THE VALLEY or, an Historical Sketch of the old Presbyterian Congregations of Cumberland and Franklin Counties, in Pennsylvania

By: Nevin, Alfred

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, Joseph M. Wilson: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38663

Condition: Very Good


338 pages; Original owner's bookplate on front pastedown "Allen Wall / 934 B St SW" otherwise clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering. Rev. Alfred Nevin (1816 - 1890) was born in Shippensburg, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Carlisle College (Dickinson) in 1837. He wrote a number of historical works including this Churches of the Valley, A Guide to the Oracles, History of the Presbytery of Philadelphia, Men of Mark of the Cumberland Valley, and A Popular Commentary on the gospel according to Luke. Nevin was Pastor of the Alexander Presb... View more info

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MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE JOHN MYTTON, ESQ. of Halston, Shropshire, formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the Counties of Salop and Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Calvary With notices of his Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric and Extravagant Exploits

By: NIMROD [pseudonym of Charles James Apperley] ; & Henry Alken (illustrator)

Price: $149.94

Publisher: London, Downey & Co.: 1899

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 39518

Condition: Very Good-


238 pages; Beautifully illustrated with engraved titlepage and twenty full page colour plates by Henry Alken with captioned tissue guards. Contents near fine - clean and tight in contemporary binding of three-quarter dark brown morocco over pale green & cream marbled boards with marbled endpapers. Five raised bands at spine with gilt lettering and decorative gilt devices depicting foxhunting horns and whips. Leather chipped at head of spine; hinges secure, but leather cracking along edges of spine. A still attractive volume; requires careful handling. Charles James Apperley (1777–1843), ... View more info

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A GRAMMAR OF THE IRISH LANGUAGE

By: O'Donovan, John

Price: $199.94

Publisher: Dublin, Hodges and Smith: 1845

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39508

Condition: Very Good-


lxxxviii, 459 pages; Contents clean and tight in original green cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine. Free endpapers are detached and chipped along edges; cloth is worn at spine ends (especially tail) and rubbed at corners. Faint former owner's stamp on title. John O'Donovan (Irish: Seán Ó Donnabháin, 1806 – 1861), from County Kilkenny and educated at Hunt's Academy, Waterford, was one of Ireland's greatest Gaelic scholars, historians and genealogists. In his early career worked O'Donovan for antiquarian James Hardiman researching state papers and traditional sources; he tau... View more info

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Geographiskt hand-lexicon ofver Nya Testamentets heliga skrifter med philologiska anmårkningar with the two folding engraved maps

By: Odmann, Samuel

Price: $74.95

Publisher: Upsala, Stenhammar och Palmblad: 1812

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 38926

Condition: Very Good


238 pages; Contemporary binding: brown half calf over marbled boards, flat spine with gilt stamped decoration and a gilt-lettered label in citron, text block edges decoratively stained blue-green. Two folding engraved maps at the end. A lovely copy of this geographical dictionary of the Holy Land in Swedish. The author, Samuel Ödmann [1750-1829], was a Swedish theologian , naturalist , goegrapher, cultural historian and hymn writer. He was a student a Upsala University, where he was part of the circle of the great natural scientist Linnaeus. After taking a degree in 1772, he settled a... View more info

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The World of Waters (Two Volumes) With Illustrations. Revised by Thos. O. Summers.

By: Osborne, Mrs. Fanny

Price: $349.99

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn, A. H. Reford, Agent, for the M. E. Church, South: 1872

Seller ID: 39466

Condition: Very Good


186; 224 pages; Publisher's dark blue pebbled cloth, covers with borders decoratively stamped in blind, and spines with titles and an elaborate gilt-stamped decorative pattern derived from floral elements, with the logo of the "M. E. C. S." at the foot of each spine's gilt stamping. Pale yellow endpapers. A beautifully-preserved two volume set, with just light touches of rubbing to the edges and spine tips. The front paste down of volume II has two small areas marked by glue and remains of paper (from a removed label?); there are also two small tears to the (blank) rear free-endpape... View more info

A Complete Treatise of Practical Navigation, Demonstrated from It's First Principles: with All the Necessary Tables To Which are Added, the Useful Theorems of Mensuration, Surveying, and Gauging; with their Application to Practice

By: Patoun, Archibald

Price: $599.98

Publisher: London, Printed for W. Mount and T. Page, J. Brotherton and J. Sewell, J. Hinton, J. and F. Rivington, L. Hawes and W. Clarke and R. Collins [and 7 others in London]: 1770

Edition: Eighth

Seller ID: 41489

Condition: Good+


xii & 525 pages; Eighth edition revised and corrected by the author with large additions and alterations. Contemporary sheepskin leather, spine with five raised bands, dark red label lettered in gilt. The binding is rubbed and worn, with splitting along the hinges (boards still solidly attached by the cords), minor dampstains distributed throughout, but especially to the first and last few leaves. The author, Archibald Patoun (1706-1775) had a long career in the British military, where he became a sub-Director and Major in the Engineers, January 4, 1758. He is mainly known for this usefu... View more info

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ANNUAL REPORT OF THE STATE BOTANIST [with 43 Color plates of Mushrooms and Fungi] made to the Regents of the University

By: Peck, Charles H.

Price: $84.95

Publisher: Albany, University of the State of New York: 1897

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 38553

Condition: Very Good


241, 44 plates pages; Former owner's brief inscription on ffep, dated 1921. Contents clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front boards and emblem of USNY imprinted in gilt and white on front cover. Cloth quite worn along rear hinge and spine ends/corners. 241 pages of narrative and descriptive text. One black and white (Plate A) and 43 wonderful colour lithograph plates depicting mushrooms and fungi. Faint shallow tidemark (1/16") to margin at foredge, barely noticeable. View more info