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

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

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THE COMMONWEALTH OF MISSOURI - A Centennial Record with 48 Steel Engravings

By: Barns, Chancy R

Price: $349.94

Publisher: St. Louis, Bryan, Brand & Co: 1877

Seller ID: 39091

Condition: Very Good+


936 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping in gilt at spine and front cover. OCLC: 2686105 Some minor wear at spine ends. Endpapers starting. Extensive sections on archeaology and history of Missouri with 48 steel engravings. Table of Contents: I. Archaeology. The Mounds and their builders ... by A.J. Conant. -- II. History. Historical sketch of Missouri, by Col. W.F. Switzler. -- III. Physical geography. Geology, mines, minerals, waters, prairies, timber and soils of Missouri, by G.C. Swallow. -- IV. Material wealth. The resou... View more info

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Colour Map of ASIA from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia

By: Bartholomew, John

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. Ellwood Zell: 1876

Seller ID: 40024

Condition: Very Good+


This excellent vintage printed colour map of Asia measures 17" by 12 5/8" Printing details from the bottom margin state Engraved & Printed in Colours - T. Ellwood Zell, Philadelphia - by J. Bartholomew. No date engraved in the plate, but mid to late 1870s from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia. A wonderful representation of the Asian continent as it was geographically configured in the 1870s -- Persia, Beloochistan, China, Eastern Turkestan, India, Burmah, Siam, Annan, etc. There is a faint crease at center where it was mounted in the atlas, otherwise near fine. John Bartholomew, Jr. (18... View more info

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GENERAL MAP of the UNITED STATES from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia

By: Bartholomew, John

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. Ellwood Zell: 1876

Seller ID: 40030

Condition: Very Good+


This excellent vintage printed colour map of the United States measures 17" by 12 5/8" Printing details from the bottom margin state Engraved & Printed in Colours - T. Ellwood Zell, Philadelphia - by J. Bartholomew. No date engraved in the plate, but mid to late 1870s from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia. A wonderful representation of United States as it was geographically configured in the 1870s showing the Dakotas as a single territory. There is a faint crease at center where it was mounted in the atlas and a small spot of foxing that barely shows through in Florida, otherwise near... View more info

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Colour Map of NORTH AMERICA from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia

By: Bartholomew, John

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. Ellwood Zell: 1876

Seller ID: 40031

Condition: Very Good+


This excellent vintage printed colour map of North America measures 17" by 12 5/8" Printing details from the bottom margin state Engraved & Printed in Colours - T. Ellwood Zell, Philadelphia - by J. Bartholomew. No date engraved in the plate, but mid to late 1870s from Zell's Popular Encyclopedia. A wonderful representation of North America as it was geographically configured in the 1870s, showing Alaska as a U.S. Territory. There is a faint crease at center where it was mounted in the atlas and a small spot of foxing that barely shows thru in Florida, otherwise near fine. John B... View more info

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LES SENTIERS FLEURIS DE LA JEUNESSE recueil de nouvelles

By: Bassanville, Mme. La Comtesse de

Price: $84.94

Publisher: Paris, P. -C. Lehuby: 1880

Seller ID: 39084

Condition: Very Good+


vii, (1), 381, (2) pages; Contents clean and tight in original binding of quarter leather over cloth covered boards. Gilt lettering at spine with raised bands and extensive gilt decoration within the compartments. Eleve de Mme. Campan. 12 lithographic plates by Bavalos. No date, but published around 1870-1880.; 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

Image for Hand Colored Wood Engraved Portrait of George Sand from a design by Emile Bayard engraved by E. Yon"Histoire Populaire Contemporaine de la France"

Hand Colored Wood Engraved Portrait of George Sand from a design by Emile Bayard engraved by E. Yon"Histoire Populaire Contemporaine de la France"

By: Bayard, Emile-Antoine ; E. Yon

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Paris, Librairie de L'Hachette: 1864

Seller ID: 41882

Condition: Very Good


from "Histoire Populaire Contemporaine de la France"; 1 pages; Interesting 19th Century wood engraved portrait of George Sand from a design by Emile Bayard by E. Yon. Image measures 7 1/4" X 6" (14" x 11" matted). Clean sharp nicely colored image, matted in white stock with clear mylar. Taken from "Histoire Populaire Contemporaine de la France" This portrait represents the older George Sand, wearing a velvet cloak and holding a book. Emile-Antoine Bayard (November 2, 1837 – 6 December 1891) was a French illustrator born in La Ferté-sous-Jouarre, Seine-e... View more info

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In the Senate ... Letter of the Secretary of State, addressed to Hon. George P. Edmunds, inclosing copies of dispatches relative to the seizure of the vessels of the Venezuela Steam Transportation Company in 1871

By: Bayard, T. F

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, G.P.O.: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36973

Condition: Very Good


24 pages; Letter of the Secretary of State, Addressed to Hon. George F. Edmunds Removed Document. This long standing issue was finally resolved in 1892 by the Joint Resolution of June 19, 1890, 26 Stat 674: "Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President of the United States be, and lie is hereby, authorized and empowered to take such measures as in his judgment may be necessary to promptly obtain indemnity from the Venezuelan Government for the injuries, losses, and damages suffered by the Venezuela Steam Tr... View more info

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An Historical Memoir of the Colony of New Plymouth [in Four Parts]

By: Baylies, Francis

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Boston, Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins: 1830

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39594

Condition: Very Good


All four parts bound together in mid-20th century binding of burgundy leather with marbled boards, large thick book. Green and white title labels with gilt lettering at spine, rubbed along hinges, light foxing to a few pages. Early owner's signature at top of first title page - "Wm. B. Groat" otherwise clean and tight. Part the First, From 1620 to 1641; Part II, From 1641 to 1675; Part III- A Narrative of the Indian War in 1675 and 1676; Part IV- 1677 to 1691. OCLC: 1892693 Francis Baylies (1783 – 1852) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and an historian. Born in Taunt... View more info

Image for BENNETT DIVORCE CASE  Being a plain account of all the important facts brought out on the trial, and those connected with it; with disclosures on the case

BENNETT DIVORCE CASE Being a plain account of all the important facts brought out on the trial, and those connected with it; with disclosures on the case

By: Bennett, George

Price: $44.94

Publisher: New Haven, George Bennett: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41723

Condition: Very Good-


Original owner's name in pencil on rear endpaper, otherwise clean and tight in original red cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and decorative blindstamping. Binding rubbed and worn; gilt dulled; small ink spot at spine. Illustrated with a frontispiece depicting the Bennett's house in New Haven, Illustrated titlepage, portraits of Dr. George Bennett and of his late wife Mary, an illustration of two men at Little Lillian's grave, five woodcut illustrations with quotes from the Book of Proverbs. Title as printed on the spine: Dr. Bennett's Married Life: caution to Husbands and Wives. OC... View more info

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LA MORALE EN ACTION - ou, Élite de faits mémorables et d'ánecdotes instructives

By: Bérenger, Laurent-Pierre

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Londres, No Publisher Listed: 1803

Seller ID: 39068

Condition: Very Good


viii, 423 pages; Contemporary full sheep, marbled covers, flat spine decoratively paneled and stamped in gilt, title on red leather label, marbled endpapers. A very nice copy, with rubbing to the binding, wear to the corners, minor toning to the endpapers and text throughout, but still intact and handsome. An early edition of this French classic of moral education and etiquette, usually attributed to Laurent-Pierre Bérenger (1749-1822). The book's application and intention is stated at length in the extended subtitle: "propre à faire aimer la sagesse, à former le coeur des jeunes g... View more info

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A THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL ARITHMETIC ... Enlarged, and adapted to the use of Young Traders, Bankers, &c. by F. Payrard

By: Bezout, Etienne

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Samuel S. Wood: 1825

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39056

Condition: Very Good-


236 pages; Translated from the French, improved and adapted to the currency of the United States by Noble Heath. Quarter black leather over grey-green boards. Old pencil notes on endpapers, former owner's names, light rubbing. Mathematician Etienne Bezout (1739-1783) spent many years as a teacher and examiner of young naval officers; his published works include practical handbooks on the elementary mechanics and mathematics necessary for ballistics or navigation as well as more theoretical works of pure algebra and the theory of equations. This work was adapted by Peyrard for the use of stoc... View more info

Image for Allgemeine, wohlfeile Bilder-Bibel für die Katholiken,  oder die ganze heilige Schrift des alten und neuen Testaments, nach der Vulgata

Allgemeine, wohlfeile Bilder-Bibel für die Katholiken, oder die ganze heilige Schrift des alten und neuen Testaments, nach der Vulgata

By: Bible

Price: $114.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Baumgärtner's Buchhandlung: 1842

Seller ID: 38576

Condition: Very Good-


2 vols pages; Contemporary diced calf leather over glazed paper covered boards. Two heavy volumes, for which extra shipping charges may apply. Somewhat scuffed and worn, but the bindings are sound, with the thick covers well attached. Old ownership signatures partially covered by bookplates of St. Vincent's Abbey, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. The Old Testament, 978 pages, occupies the first volume. The other volume contains the New Testament, 360 pp. -- followed by supplements and corrections to the Testaments, ["Kurze Erläuterung der katholischen Bilder-Bibel - Supplement zum alten Te... View more info

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Le Nouveau Testament de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ Imprimé sur l'édition de Paris, de l'année 1805, revue et corrigée avec soin d'après le texte grec

By: Bible N.T.

Price: $949.99

Publisher: Boston, chez les Libraires Associés (Lincoln & Edmands, imprimeurs): 1811

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 39492

Condition: Very Good


379, [1, colophon] & 4 pages; Contemporary full sheepskin leather, with faint decorative stained pattern on covers, flat spine paneled by simple gilt rules, red label lettered in gilt, edges decoratively stained yellow. 12mo, gathered in sixes (half-sheets). A - 2H6. 379, [1, colophon] & 4 pp. ["Books for Sale by John West & Co., ..."] This is a very good example of the first American edition of the Protestant text of the French New Testament of the Bible, the version translated by Jean-Frédéric Osterwald. Its publication followed by one year the publication, also in Boston, o... View more info

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FLORA ACONIENSIS sue Plantarum in Novariensi Provincia sponte nascentium descriptio.

By: Biroli, Joanne ; ( Novariensi )

Price: $274.94

Publisher: Typographia Viglevanensi: 1808

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39077

Condition: Near Fine


xxiv, 218; 261 pages; Quarter calf over marbled boards. Two volumes bound as one. ; 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

Image for MORAL CULTURE Choice and use of books : Cultivation of memory: from John Stuart Blackie's "Self-Culture"

MORAL CULTURE Choice and use of books : Cultivation of memory: from John Stuart Blackie's "Self-Culture"

By: Blackie, John Stuart

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, Andrew J. Graham: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41299

Condition: Very Good-


1 p.l., 71 & iv (ads) pages; Publisher's dark brown cloth, front cover lettered in gilt within a framework of rules in blind, pale yellow endpapers. The title page states: "Engraved in the Advanced Corresponding Style of Standard Phonography, with a Key. Following the running title: "Moral Culture" at the head of page one, the text of pp. 1-39 is set throughout in shorthand letters. The system used is essentially Pitman shorthand, first introduced in 1837 by Sir Isaac Pitman, M.P., and improved many times since. Pitman's system uses a phonemic orthography. For this reason, it ... View more info

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FORMAL GARDEN IN ENGLAND

By: Blomfield, Reginald ; F. Inigo Thomas (Illustrator)

Price: $44.95

Publisher: London, MacMillan And Co.: 1901

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 38895

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 250 pages; Early 20th century binding of olive half calf (faded to brown at spine) over green cloth covered boards; gilt lettering and roses within panels on spine, all page edges gilt, light green marbled endpapers. Gilt faded at spine, shallow chipping at head of spine, leather lightly rubbed along edges. Attractive engraved bookplate of Louise Thoron Endicott. Brief inscription on half-title to L.E.dated 1892. Light scattered foxing, otherwise contents clean and tight. Sir Reginald Theodore Blomfield (20 December 1856 – 27 December 1942) was a prolific British architect, garde... View more info

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Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Flora von Syrien (extracted from volume 48 of the Verhandlungen der k.k. zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft)

By: Bornmüller, Joseph ; [Friedrich Nicolaus - 1862-1948]

Price: $44.94

Publisher: Wien [Vienna], Hölder: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39626

Condition: Very Good


544-655 pages; Contemporary binding: plum colored pebble-grained cloth over pattern printed boards, plain endpapers -- leaves unopened at the top edges, others trimmed rough. This is just the 112 page monograph by Bornmüller, (with a 2- leaf unopened bifolium at the front, and one extra page (i.e., pp. 541-543 at the front, and p. 656) at the rear, so that the important text of Bornmüller's Flora of Syria would be preserved complete. This is the original printing, not to be confused with any of several modern productions. There are no plates or illustrations. On the "extra" first ... View more info

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THE BIBLE IN SPAIN, Or, The Journeys, Adventures & Imprisonments of an Englishman in An Attempt to Circulate the Scriptures

By: Borrow, George

Price: $124.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, James M. Campbell & Co: 1843

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39067

Condition: Very Good+


232 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding, some light spotting to the cloth over the front board, corners a bit turned in. A Very Nice example of this book, quite scarce in the First Edition. OCLC: 5039555 Borrow's vivid narrative of his travels through Portugal & Spain encompassing his 5 years service (1835-40) as an agent of the British & Foreign Bible Society, distributing a Protestant New Testament in a predominantly Catholic country. The book describes adventures in remote regions, encounters with gypsies & bandits & frequent confrontations with authority. The book was a... View more info

Image for The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : comprehending an account of his studies, and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century during which he flourished

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. : comprehending an account of his studies, and numerous works, in chronological order; a series of his epistolary correspondence and conversations with many eminent persons; and various original pieces of his composition, never before published: the whole exhibiting a view of literature and literary men in Great Britain, for near half a century during which he flourished

By: Boswell, James

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Bellows Falls, Vt., Printed by Blake, Cutler and Co. for Charles Ewer and Timothy Bedlington: 1824

Seller ID: 39477

Condition: Very Good-


Five Volume Set; 5 vols pages; FIve volumes in full sheepskin, covers in a decorative "tree" pattern, flat spines paneled with pairs of gilt rules, red and black leather labels, lettered in gilt with the titles and volume numbers respectively, in the second and fourth panels. Some wear and rubbing, all covers soundly attached, small pieces missing from the spines of volumes II and IV, other volumes with just trifling losses at the head of the spines. Ink signatures in each volume by J[ohn] H. Edmonds [a leading Utica, NY lawyer], dated March, 1849 -- on the front paste-down endpapers... View more info