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MY FRIEND'S FRIEND

By: Anonymous

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, American Tract Society: 1867

Seller ID: 41178

Condition: Very Good-


62 pages; Former owner's name on ffep in pencil, 19th century Presbyterian bookplate on front pastedown, light scattered foxing, otherwise clean and tight in original binding of leather spine over marbled boards. Frontispiece and one additional engraved illustration. A story of rafting on the St. Lawrence River. ; 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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TOM'S OPINION A Story of School Life

By: Anonymous

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Boston, D. Lothrop & Co: 1884

Seller ID: 41452

Condition: Very Good-


Small quarto. Charming Victorian children's book. Black cloth spine with illustrated pictorial boards, worn along edges, scattered foxing. OCLC: 405842; 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

Miracle de nostre dame la marquise de la Gaudine qui par laccusemen~t de loncle de son mari auq[ue]l son mari lauoit com~ise a garder fu condampnee a ardoir, Dont Anthenor p[ar] le co~mendeme~t d[e] Nostre dame sen combati a loncle et le desconfit en champ... Imprime nouuelleme~t a Paris

By: Anonymous

Price: $249.95

Publisher: Paris, Par Crapelet chez Silvestre: 1841

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41495

Condition: Very Good


[33 ff.] pages; Old marbled paper-covered boards, ms. title on label mounted to the front cover. 33 leaves, unpaginated. Text printed in a gothic black letter type, with 2 woodcut illustrations. The long title transcribes the manuscript original, including its dropped letter abbreviations: "Miracle de nostre dame la marq[ui]se de la Gaudine qui par laccusemen~t de loncle de son mari auq[ue]l son mari lauoit com~ise a garder fu condampnee a ardoir, Dont Anthenor p[ar] le co~mendeme~t d[e] Nostre dame sen combati a loncle et le desconfit en champ. Et est le dict miracle a XVII person~aig... View more info

PHARMACOPOEA BORUSSICA

By: Anonymous

Price: $149.94

Publisher: Berolini [Berlin], Rudolphus Decker: 1846

Seller ID: 41511

Condition: Very Good


xiv, [2], 312 pages; Contemporary half plum-colored diced calf (or roan leather) , over pattern-printed boards, flat spine paneled with pairs of gilt rules, title lettered in gilt in the second panel. Plain endpapers moderately foxed, as are the first and last few leaves -- most of the text has only light scattered foxing and faint browning to a few leaves. Sixth revised edition of this important Prussian parmacopoea, first published in 1799. See Schelenz 728: [Schlelenz, Geschichte der Pharmazie -- "Gegenüber der editio quinta von 1829 erweitert, neu gegliedert (nämlich alphabetisch) un... View more info

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La Mère l'Oie. Poésies, énigmes, chansons et rondes enfantines Illustrations et Vignettes par L. Richter et F. Pocci

By: Anonymous

Price: $84.99

Publisher: New York; Boston, Henry Holt; F.W. Christern; Schoenhof: 1873

Seller ID: 41573

Condition: Very Good-


80 pages; Publisher's grey paper-covered boards, with brown cloth spine -- title and illustration on front cover, ads for French books from Henry Holt on the rear cover. Rubbing to the edges of the covers, wear to the spine, particularly at the hinges and edges, and a few very short tears without loss to a couple of text leaves. Neat Christmas inscription in ink on the front free-endpaper dated 1889. This charming American edition of the Mother Goose tales is entirely in French, with b/w wood-engraved illustrations by Ludwig Richter [1803-1884] and Franz, Graf von Pocci [1807-1876]. It ap... View more info

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The New England Primer Improved for the Most Easy Attaining the True Reading of English To Which is Added the Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's Catechism

By: Anonymous

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Hartford, Ira Webster: 1844

Seller ID: 41619

Condition: Good+


Unpaginated pages; Original leather backed paper covered wood boards. Binding worn, with about half the leather spine now missing and a couple of small pieces of the blue paper, revealing the thin slivers of wood boards. Minor damage to the rear endpapers. This is a 19th century edition of the original 1777 edition of the renowned New England Primer, published in Boston by Edward Draper. (see Heartman 60). This splendid facsimile was issued by Ira Webster in Hartford, Connecticut in 1844. 3 page prefatory material, introduction and an advertisement for this edition, then follows the fronti... View more info

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HISTORY OF BATTLE-FLAG DAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1879

By: Anonymous

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Hartford, Lockwood & Merritt: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41728

Condition: Very Good


290 pages; Original owner's name on ffep (John Tweedy) and two pages noting James Brattle Burbank (first as Major in the Official Order of the Day for the Parade and later as General with the Twentieth Infantry). Otherwise the text is clean and tight in original royal blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt decoration (image of tattered U.S. and Connecticut flags) on front cover. Some wear at spine and corners, still a nice example of this scarce book. John Tweedy was the son-in-law of Brigadier General James Brattle Burbank, U.S.A., who was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1... View more info

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Appleton's Illustrated Hand-Book of American Cities Comprising the Principal Cities in the United States and Canada, With Outlines of Through Routes, and Railway Maps

By: Appleton and Company

Price: $274.94

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton: 1876

Seller ID: 41987

Condition: Very Good


(12 ads), v, (3), 160, (20 ads) pages; Contents clean and secure in original red cloth binding, decoratively stamped in black. Illustrated with 4 small maps and more than 70 small engravings of cit views and landmarks. Cloth binding darkened along sides, worn at spine ends, rubbed at corners. D. Appleton & Company began publishing Appletons' travel guide books for railway travel in the United States in the 1840s. The Guide to American Cities offered here was first issued in 1876, coinciding with the opening of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. From the Preface: "the present work ... View more info

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The Children of the Bible

By: Armstrong, Fanny L.

Price: $199.94

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn, Southern Methodist Publishing House, Printed for the Author: 1880

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39465

Condition: Very Good+


272 pages; Publisher's purple cloth, elaborate decorative stamping and lettering in black and gilt, pale yellow endpapers. This is a particularly interesting copy of the first edition of this children's book -- printed in Nashville, Tennessee at the end of the post-Civil War Reconstruction. This is the copyright deposit copy, with a blue-ink oval stamp on the title page: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / COPYRIGHT / 1880 / City of Washington. The number "9082 82" is entered in pencil on the line supplied in the stamp, just about the 1880 date. Stamped over this official copyright accession sta... View more info

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ON THE HEIGHTS Complete in Three Volumes

By: Auerbach, Berthold

Price: $59.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1868

Seller ID: 39313

Condition: Very Good


Tauchnitz Collection of German Authors; 302; 322; 448 pages; Bound in quarter red calf with marbled boards and marbled endpapers, leather rubbed at extremities, contents clean and tight. Bound by R.W. Smith & Co. Binders, Marion St., New York Second Authorized Edition, thoroughly revised. Translated by F. E. Bunnett OCLC: 37964196 Todd and Bowden No. C1A, C2A, C3A View more info

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CRONIQUES DE LONDON, DEPUIS L'AN 44 HEN. III. JUSQU' À L'AN 17 EDW. III Edited from a M. S. In the Cottonian Library

By: Aungier, George James ; editor

Price: $17.95

Publisher: London, Printed for the Camden Society By John Bowyer Nichols and Son: 1844

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40913

Condition: Very Good+


xxii + [2] + 112 + [36] pages; Publisher's dark green-grey cloth, spine lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, with an arabesque pattern stamped in blind on the front and rear covers, pale yellow endpapers. The half title states: "The French Chronicle of London. " First printed edition of an important source for the Mediaeval history of London -- forming the latter portion of a parchment book in 8vo preserved among the Cottonian Manuscripts. It was written in old Norman French, evidently around the middle of the fourteenth century, but the name of the compiler has been lost. An exc... View more info

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COMPILATION OF THE LAWS IN FORCE IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APRIL 1, 1868

By: Authors, Various

Price: $349.94

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1868

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39100

Condition: Very Good-


494 pages; Contents clean and secure in original green cloth binding, rubbed at spine ends and corners. Faint damp mark at lower edge of text block. OCLC: 19026790 This copy belonged to John Burton Thompson (December 14, 1810 – January 7, 1874) was a United States Representative and Senator from Kentucky - name label on front cover. The first section reiterates the Constitutional Provision and the various 18th century laws establishing the seat of government at the District of Columbia. Several moves to establish and construct a jail in DC and appointment of officers to manage and govern ... View more info

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Nya jurnalisten eller Utvalda samlingar i blandade ämnen hämtade i synnerhet utur de nyaste och bästa engelska jurnaler. Till nytta och nöje för medborgare af bägge könen

By: Bagge, Johan Fredric

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Örebro [Sweden], tryckt hos Nils Magnus Lindh: 1808

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38643

Condition: Very Good+


320 pages; Third volume only -- [Tredje Delen]. Contemporary brown quarter calf over marbled boards, flat spine decoratively stamped in gilt and blind. An attractive binding. Frontispiece and three folding engraved plates. The frontispiece depicts a much admired masterpiece by the German sculptor Johann August Nahl (1710 – 1781), the monumental brass figure made in honour of Maria Magdalena Langhans, a clergyman's wife who died giving birth, in the floor of the church Hindelbank in the Bern Canton - this brass was one of the most noted works of sculpture in the 18th century; its admire... View more info

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ON THE CHAFING-DISH - A Word for Sunday Night Teas

By: Bailey, Harriet P

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, G.W. Dillingham, successor to G.W. Carleton & Co: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38704

Condition: Very Good-


76 pages; Contents clean and tight in original binding of white cloth with stylized red lettering at front cover. Binding cloth is dust soiled and spotted. Recipes include: Eggs & Tomato; Eggs with Anchovies; Curried Oysters; Lobster, Crab on Chafing Dish; Mutton with Terrapin Sauce; Domestic Duck; Baked Shad with Shad Roe; Welsh Rarebit; etc. Several blank pages at the end for "Additional Recipes" View more info

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NAHBION or The Bible and The Poets

By: Bailey, Samuel Wordsworth

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Cambridge, John Wilson & Son: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40337

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 698 pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and a decorative in gilt on the front board. Cloth rubbed at spine ends with minor loss at base. Top edges gilt. An attractive 19th century book. OCLC: 2293873 "In these chapters are arranged passages amounting to about one fourth part of all the language of the Bible, and many of the choicest gems from about three hundred and fifty of the poets of Christendom. Those things which are most read and most valued have been marshalled, chiefly in the order of... View more info

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Excavations for the New Air Line Railroad [ Hand-colored wood engraving ]

By: Ballou's Pictorial

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Boston, Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion: 1855

Seller ID: 41787

Condition: Very Good


Wood Engraving; 1 pages; A wonderful hand-colored wood engraving rom Ballou's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, January 20, 1855, showing the construction at the Boston end of the new air line railroad going through the South Bay and Dorchester. Matted in white stock with clear mylar. Image measures 6.5" by 9.5" (11" x 14" matted) The term "air line" refers to the shortest distance between two points, e.g. "as the crow flies." The steam engine on the right is headed southeast on the Old Colony tracks. Also depicted is the 5,030 foot curved pile bridge... View more info

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LE CONTRAT DE MARIAGE La Grenadiere - Gobseck [Leather binding]

By: Balzac, Honore

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1890

Seller ID: 38878

Condition: Very Good+


Scènes de La Vie Privee, La Comédie Humaine; Clean and tight in handsome binding of quarter red leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five raised bands and gilt lettering at spine, bears the engraved bookplate of Ralph Nicholson Ellis. Date is approximate. Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels, including this one, collectively entitled La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Frontispiece illustration by Theophile... View more info

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HISTOIRE DES TREIZE - Ferragus - La Duchessede Langeais - La Fille aux Yeux D'Or [Leather binding]

By: Balzac, Honore

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1898

Seller ID: 38879

Condition: Very Good+


Scènes de La Vie Parisienne, La Comédie Humaine; Clean and tight in handsome binding of quarter red leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five raised bands and gilt lettering at spine, bears the engraved bookplate of Ralph Nicholson Ellis. Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels, including this one, collectively entitled La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. View more info

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HISTOIRE DES TREIZE - Ferragus - La Duchessede Langeais - La Fille aux Yeux D'Or [Leather binding]

By: Balzac, Honore

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1892

Seller ID: 38880

Condition: Very Good+


Scènes de La Vie Parisienne, La Comédie Humaine; Clean and tight in handsome binding of quarter red leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five raised bands and gilt lettering at spine, bears the engraved bookplate of Ralph Nicholson Ellis. Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels, including this one, collectively entitled La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. View more info

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Speech of N. P. Banks, Jr. of Mass., on the Employment of Army Officers in National Armories delivered at the House of Representatives

By: Banks, Nathaniel P

Price: $17.96

Publisher: Washington, D.C, U.S. Congress: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37073

Condition: Very Good


16 pages; Original printed wrappers. This is the original 1854 printing. ; 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