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Image for 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

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: $14.94

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: $34.94

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: $149.94

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

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Etched Portrait of John Knowles Paine from a Photograph by Benjamin Baltzly

By: [Balzly, Benjamin]

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, 1888

Seller ID: 41877

Condition: Very Good


Etching; 1 pages; Interesting 19th Century etching portraying John Knowles Paine, from a photograph by Benjamin Balzly. Image measures 6 1/2" X 4 1/2" (14" x 11" matted). Clean sharp image, matted in white stock with clear mylar. John Knowles Paine (1839 – 1906) was the first American-born composer to achieve fame for large-scale orchestral music. The senior member of a group of composers collectively known as the Boston Six, Paine was one of those responsible for the first significant body of concert music by composers from the United States. The Boston Six's other fiv... View more info

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YEAST A Problem

By: [Kingsley, Charles] ; By the Author of Alton Locke

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernard Tauchnitz: 1851

Seller ID: 42120

Condition: Very Good


Collection of British Authors, No. CCVII; 337, (1) pages; Clean and secure in contemporary 19th century binding of red leather spine over red cloth boards, gilt lettering and rised bands at spine, leather chipped at spine ends. Early owner's name and date at top of title "Upton / Geneva / 1863" Todd and Hunter 207b Yeast: A Problem was the first novel published by Charles Kingsley, the Victorian social and religious controversialist. This novel was Kingsley's "attack on Roman Catholicism and the Oxford Movement, on celibacy, the game laws, bad landlords and bad sanitation, an... View more info

Image for The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America containing the confession of faith, the catechisms, and the directory for the worship of God; together with the plan of government and discipline, as amended and ratified by the General Assembly, at their sessions in May, 1821

The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America containing the confession of faith, the catechisms, and the directory for the worship of God; together with the plan of government and discipline, as amended and ratified by the General Assembly, at their sessions in May, 1821

By: [Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. ]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Utica [New York], Printed and published by William Williams: 1824

Seller ID: 40790

Condition: Fair


[2], 466 pages; Contemporary full sheepskin leather, decoratively mottled, flat spine, red leather label lettered in gilt. Both covers detached, but present -- three-quarter inch portion missing from the leather at the bottom of the spine. Text toned and browned throughout, sewing sound. With the ink ownership signature: "James H. Fitzgerald / March / 1826." written on the front paste-down endpaper. Printed notation at the head of the title, within square brackets: "[Stereotype Edition.]" On the verso of the title page: "Copyright June 2, 1821, by Ezra Stiles Ely, on... View more info