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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: $34.94

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: $99.94

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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THE NORTH STAR AND THE SOUTHERN CROSS Being the Personal Experiences, Impressions and Observations of Margaretha Weppner, in a Two Years' Journey Round the World (Two Volume Set)

By: Weppner, Margaretha

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Albany, By the Author / Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40955

Condition: Very Good


Clean and tight in original bindings of olive cloth with decorative stamping and lettering in gilt and black. Minor rubbing at extremities, quite an attractive set. Illustrated with a pictorial titlepage in Volume 1 and double-page frontispiece in Volume 2. OCLC: 526144 The author describes her extensive travels in Japan, China, Hong Kong, India and the Holy Lands of the Middle East. The book begins with a substantial account of the life of the author Margaretha Weppner. Margaretha was from an affluent family (one of 12 children), whose wealth became greatly diminished for unknown reas... View more info

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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of Vermont Volume XIV Third Series, volume IV

By: Weston, William

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Burlington, Chauncey Goodrich: 1843

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38597

Condition: Very Good


589 pages; Bound in early 20th century "Law" tan buckram, Library of Congress pattern-printed endpapers. This copy is notable for its provenance, with a red stamp on the fore-edge of the title page stating: "LAW LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AND SUPREME COURT. At the foot of the title page there is a black rubber stamp within a rectangular border, stating: "RETURN TO / LAW LIBRARY (CAPITOL)." (This stamp is repeated at the foot of the front free-endpaper. A perforated "LC" stamp appears to the lower center of the title page. On the verso of the title, there is a black ru... View more info

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Wheeler & Wilson Manu'g Co.'s SEWING MACHINES [four page illustrated advertisement]

By: Wheeler & Wilson

Price: $7.94

Publisher: New York, Wheeler & Wilson: c1870s

Seller ID: 42054

Condition: Very Good-


4 pages; This four-page advertisement is complete, but lightly toned. The illustration on the first page shows a Victorian era woman in her home with a piano and setee in the background operating a sewing machine. This is followed by two pages of endorsements and a final page with 5 vignette illustrations of various sewing machines. A charming bit of Victorian era advertising. View more info

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

By: Whittam, William , Jr.

Price: $24.94

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

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The Monthly Repository and Library of Entertaining Knowledge - Volume 2 (June 1831 through May 1832)

By: Wiggins, Francis S. ; [editor]

Price: $59.94

Publisher: New York, Francis S. Wiggins: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38894

Condition: Good


viii, 424 pages; The second annual volume of this early 19th century periodical comprising 12 individual monthly issues from June 1831 to May 1832. viii, 424 pp. Each issue has an engraved plate frontispiece and many smaller in-text illustrations. The volume includes a total of fourteen full page plates related to various articles in the text: A View of City of Troy; A View of Athens; Glaciers of Switzerland; A View of Wesleyan University; A View of Mount Jolliet, IL; A View of the City of Troy (second one); The City of Jerusalem; The Crater of Kirauea; A View of the City of Quebec; A View o... View more info

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FABLES AND PROVERBS FROM THE SANSKRIT, being the HITOPADESA

By: Wilkins, Charles ; (translator) ; Henry Morley (Introduction)

Price: $24.94

Publisher: London, George Routledge: 1885

Seller ID: 42230

Condition: Very Good-


Morley's Universal Library; 277, (1), (10) ads pages; Contents clean and secure in original olive green cloth binding, wear at spine ends and rubbed at sorners; printed title label at spine mostly missing, dime-sized chip at top edge of ffep. Hitopadesa, (Beneficial Advice) is an Indian text in the Sanskrit language consisting of fables with both animal and human characters. The surviving text is believed to be from the 12th-century, but was probably composed by Narayana between 800 to 950 CE. Narayana says that the purpose of creating the work is to encourage proficiency in Sanskrit expres... 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: $124.94

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

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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

Personal Recollections of the War of the Rebellion - Addresses Delivered Before the New York Commandery of the Loyal Legion of the United States 1883-1891

By: Wilson, James Grant ; Titus Munson Coan ; (editors)

Price: $124.94

Publisher: New York, The Commandery: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41514

Condition: Near Fine


viii, 391 pages; A beautiful copy of this excellent book of Civil War memoirs. This was the First in a Series of such Civil War essays published by New York branch of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS). Original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt emblem of a military medal. Contributors include Horation King, William T. Sherman, Andrew H. Smith, Henry L. Burnett, Oliver O. Howard, Surgeon William M. Smith, Ely S. Parker, et al. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical hist... View more info

MERE LITERATURE AND OTHER ESSAYS including The Interpreter of English Liberty [on Edmund Burke]

By: Wilson, Woodrow

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1896

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39144

Condition: Very Good+


(vi), 247 pages; Clean and tight in publisher's brown polished buckram cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and gilt ruling at top of front board, top edges gilt. An extremely nice example of this handsomely produced book, with only faint rubbing and two very tiny chips to the cloth at the spine ends. The First Edition - as indicated by the presence of the date 1896 on the title page as well as the copyright page. OCLC: 184212 In 1896, Wilson had served on the Princeton faculty as professor of jurisprudence and political economy for six years. The Princeton Presidency would come in 1... View more info

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Personally Conducted Tours 1897-8 - Pennsylvania Railroad

By: Wood, J. R. ; George W. Boyd

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Allen, Lane & Scott: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42050

Condition: Very Good-


20 pages; Contents are complete in original self wrappers, secured by stitching at spine, wrappers are starting to split at fold. This small illustrated brochures was meant to entice customers to sign up for the tours offerred by the Pennsylvania Railway. Delightful small illustrations. There are brief descriptions of the various tours as well as illustrations of the interiors of the railway cars and of various notable sights. From a contemporary periodical: "The Personally—Conducted Tourist System of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company is the most complete and elaborate system of pleas... View more info

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The Drama - Its Law and Its Technique

By: Woodbridge [Morris], Elisabeth

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Boston, New York and London, Lamson, Wolffe and Company: 1898

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41284

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 181 pages; Publisher's dark blue cloth, front cover and spine lettered in gilt, the front cover's stamping is framed with a pair of gilt rules. OCLC: 641108734 True first edition of this interesting study by Elisabeth Woodbridge (1870-1964), who earned a PhD from Yale (and Phi Beta Kappa membership) earlier in 1898. This unusual advanced degree for an American woman in the nineteenth century followed early secondary education in her native Brooklyn and a Vassar College B.A. in 1892. After her marriage to Charles Gould Morris in 1899, she wrote and taught as Elisabeth W. Morris. John ... View more info

Eulogy on the life and character of Gen. Andrew Jackson Pronounced by the Hon. Levi Woodbury, in the Universalist Church, Portsmouth, N.H. ... July 2d, 1845

By: Woodbury, Levi

Price: $199.99

Publisher: Portsmouth [New Hampshire], Printed at the Portsmouth Mercury Office: 1845

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39275

Condition: Very Good+


11 & [1, blank] pages; Stitched, as issued (never bound into a volume). Although largely forgotten today, Levi Woodbury [1789-1851] had a remarkably varied career in state and federal government of his time. Woodbury served as a member of the Cabinets of two U.S. Presidents, as a state legislator and later, U.S. Senator, as Governor of New Hampshire, and, finally, as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He is one of only three men to have served in all three branches of Federal Government and as Governor of one the States -- (the others were Salmon P. Chase and James F. Byrnes). W... View more info

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Hand Colored Engraved Portrait of John Flaxman engraved by R. Woodman from the original Picture by John Jackson

By: Woodman, R. ; John Jackson

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Robert E. Peterson & Co: 1853

Seller ID: 41884

Condition: Very Good


From The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans; 1 pages; Excellent 19th Century Hand Colored steel engraved Portrait of John Flaxman engraved by R. Woodman from the original Picture by John Jackson in the Possession of the Right Hon. Lord Dover. Image measures 7" X 4 1/4" (14" x 11" matted). Clean sharp nicely colored image, matted in white stock with clear mylar. John Flaxman R.A. (1755 – 1826) was a British sculptor and draughtsman, and a leading figure in British and European Neoclassicism. John Jackson RA (1778 – 1831) was an English painter who s... View more info

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ORGANISME ET SOCIETE

By: Worms, Rene

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Paris, V. Giard & E. Briere: 1896

Seller ID: 40159

Condition: Very Good


Bibliotheque Sociologique Internationale; 412 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of flexible brown leather with gilt lettering. Leather lightly chipped at spine ends, lightly faded at spine. Comparisons between societies and biological organisms were used by Comte, Herbert Spencer, Schaeffle, and dozens of others in the nineteenth century. Worms presented highly detailed comparisons between biological and social organisms in this work Organisme et Societe (1896). The issue of "organicism" was heatedly debated at the 1897 Congress of the Institut International de Sociologie. ... View more info

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Three Months with the New York Herald or, Old News on Board of a Homeward-Bounder

By: Wright, Capt. A. Minott

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Published for the Author By William Beverley Harrison: 1891

Seller ID: 40715

Condition: Near Fine


222 pages; Publisher's pale blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover lettered within a decorative pattern in dark blue - incorporating a mariner's compass and a ship's wheel. A crisp, fresh copy - with just a hint of rubbing at the spine ends and a couple of small faint marks on the rear cover. An odd book, purportedly musings of a ship's captain on matters of politics, government and modern life, based on his readings in old issues of the New York Herald. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it wit... View more info

ANSICHTEN DER FREIEN HANSESTADT LUBECK UND IHRER UMGEBUNGEN mit 16 Kupfern

By: Zietz, Heinrich Christian;

Price: $1,249.94

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main, Friedrich Wilmans: 1822

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41526

Condition: Very Good


x, (2) 538 pages; Former owner's name, otherwise clean and tight in contemporary quarter black leather over marbled boards, wear at spine ends and rubbed a bit at extremeties. Illustrated with 16 beautiful full page copperplate engravings of various scenes in this beautiful port city. OCLC: 246165965 Heinrich Christian Zietz (*1769- 1834 ) was an evangelical pastor and topographer. This comprehensive description of Lübeck in 1820 under the title Views of the Free Hanseatic City of Lübeck and its surroundings with 16 engravings after designs by Anton Radl is still one of the major sources ... View more info

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STORIES FOR NINON

By: Zola, Emile

Price: $99.94

Publisher: New York, Geo. H. Richmond & Son: 1898

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39120

Condition: Very Good+


342 pages; Clean and tight in original light red cloth binding with white lettering, cloth mildly darkened at spine. Frontispiece portrait of Emile Zola after a lithographic by Will Rothenstein. Translated by Vizetelly. This First American Edition combines stories from Zola's Contes a Ninon and Nouveaux Contes a Ninon, including Simplice, Sister of the Poor, The Love-Fairy, Sister-of-the-Poor, Thieves and The Ass, The Adventures of Big Sidoine and Little Mederic, A Bath, The Strawberries, Neighbor Jacques, Paradise of Cats, The Slack Season and many, many more. ; Experience the pleasure o... View more info