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Image for THE NEW WORLD AND THE NEW BOOK - An Address, Delivered Before the Nineteenth Century Club of New York City, Jan. 15, 1891 with KINDRED ESSAYS

THE NEW WORLD AND THE NEW BOOK - An Address, Delivered Before the Nineteenth Century Club of New York City, Jan. 15, 1891 with KINDRED ESSAYS

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Price: $49.94

Publisher: Boston, Lee and Shephard: 1892

Seller ID: 41336

Condition: Very Good+


239, (6) pages; Clean and tight in original navy blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine, some very minor rubbing at spine ends. Quite a nice example of this scarce collection of Higginson's essays. A series of essays on literature and books ranging from "High-Water Marks" to Dime Novels and addressing much territory in between and around. Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823 – 1911) was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and s... View more info

Image for The Charlemagne Tower Collection Of American Colonial Laws  Inscribed By Charlemagne Tower, Jr.  to Paul Leicester Ford w/ Bookplate of Asa P. French

The Charlemagne Tower Collection Of American Colonial Laws Inscribed By Charlemagne Tower, Jr. to Paul Leicester Ford w/ Bookplate of Asa P. French

By: Hildeburn, C.S.R. ; [compiler] ; Charlemagne Tower (collector)

Price: $124.94

Publisher: [Philadelphia:], Privately Printed for The Historical Society of Pennsylvania: 1890

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41306

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 298 & (printer's colophon] pages; Publisher's dark brown pebbled cloth, title lettered in gilt on the spine, top edges gilt, others uncut. A sumptuously produced catalogue of the superb collection of American colonial laws formed by Charlemagne Tower [1809-1889], lawyer, soldier and businessman. Within ten days of the outbreak of hostilities at Ft. Sumter, South Carolina on April 12, 1861, Tower recruited some 270 Schuylkill County men to enter the Union Ar... View more info

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AMERICAN BOOKMEN - Sketches, Chiefly Biographical, of Certain Writers of the Nineteenth Century

By: Howe, De Wolfe

Price: $12.94

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41286

Condition: Very Good


xvi, 295 pages; Dark green cloth, with gilt lettering and decorative stamping on front and spine. Spine faded, endpapers toned, a bit dusty. Sketches of authors including Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, William Cullen Bryant, Edgar Allan Poe, Prescott, Parkman, Emerson, Hawthorne, Whitman, Whittier, Lowell, Longfellow and Holmes. Many illustrated plates. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical hi... View more info

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SS, What Does It Mean?

By: Imlay, Charles V.

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Washington, Judd & Detweiler: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38752

Condition: Very Good


80 pages; Clean and tight in original printed blue wrappers. A collection of letters from various lawyers and other legal professionals responding to the publisher's inquiry as to the meaning of "ss" in legal briefs and other documents. Foreword by Charles V. Imlay. The responses (reproduced in facsimile) range from the absurd to the amusing to the scholarly and the pedantic. As Imlay states in the foreword: "This is a valuable little volume, well worth pe... View more info

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The Art of the Book - William Morris and After 1892-1977

By: Jaffe, Michael

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37107

Condition: Near Fine


64 pages; Exhibition Catalogue 14 March - 23 April in the Adeane Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Clean and tight in original pink wrappers. OCLC: 20390736; 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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A Catalogue of Second-Hand Law Books and Works on Kindred Subjects (Catalogue 121 - June 1928 )

By: Kelly Law Book Company

Price: $9.94

Publisher: London, Kelly Law Book Company: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40855

Condition: Very Good


48 pages; Clean and tight in original printed self-wrappers; wrappers toned at edges, faint crease at centre. Date is approximate. An interesting collection of titles in various fields of the law and legal history, including Cushing's Treaty of Washington (NY, 1873); Godolphin's Repertorium Canonicum (1685); Pothier's Pandectae Justinianae (1818-20); Joseph Story's Law of Partnership (1841); etc. View more info

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The Kraus Reprint Series of BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS - THE GROLIER CLUB

By: Kraus

Price: $10.94

Publisher: New York, Kraus Reprint Corp.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37110

Condition: Very Good


A sixteen page prospectus, including several illustrations, for this important series of reprints of some of the important bibliographies and reference works on books and book collecting originally published by The Grolier Club. Printed on quality stock in black and red. Some of the books in the series include Geoffrey Keynes Bibliography of William Blake and his William Blake's Illuminated Books, Fra Luca de Pacioli of Borgo S. Sepolcro, Albrecht Durer's Of the Just Sh... View more info

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Exhibit of Books Printed During the XVth Century and Known as Incunabula Selected from the Vollbehr Collection purchased by Act of Congress 1930

By: Library of Congress

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Library of Congress: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40754

Condition: Very Good


78 pages; Clean and tight in original printed gray wrappers. OCLC: 14728595 In 1930, the U.S. Congress authorized the Library of Congress acquisition of the Vollbehr Collection of incunabula for the sum of one and a half million dollars. Including several thousand pieces and a three volume complete Gutenberg Bible printed entirely on vellum. The Vollbehr collection contains incunabula produced at 635 different printing establishments and quadrupled the number of fiftee... View more info

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Exhibit of Books Printed During the XVth Century and Known as Incunabula Selected from the Vollbehr Collection purchased by Act of Congress 1930

By: Library of Congress

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Washington, DC, Library of Congress: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41720

Condition: Very Good


78 pages; Clean and tight in original printed gray wrappers. OCLC: 14728595 In 1930, the U.S. Congress authorized the Library of Congress acquisition of the Vollbehr Collection of incunabula for the sum of one and a half million dollars. Including several thousand pieces and a three volume complete Gutenberg Bible printed entirely on vellum. The Vollbehr collection contains incunabula produced at 635 different printing establishments and quadrupled the number of fiftee... View more info

THE REORGANIZATION OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1939-44

By: MacLeish, Archibald

Price: $12.93

Publisher: Washington, DC, The Library Quarterly: 1944

Seller ID: 41782


39 pages; Clean and tight in original printed yellow wrappers, toned along edges. Reprinted for private circulation from The Library Quarterly Vol. XIV, No. 4, October 1944. Archibald MacLeish (1892 – 1982) was an American modernist poet, writer, Pulitzer Prize winner, and also served as Librarian of Congress. American Libraries has called MacLeish "one of the hundred most influential figures in librarianship during the 20th century" in the United States. ... View more info

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Guide to the Cataloguing of Periodicals

By: MacNair, Mary Wilson

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1928

Seller ID: 40753

Condition: Very Good+


Library of Congress; 24 pages; Clean and tight in original green printed wrappers, lower corner of rear wrapper has tiny chip. View more info

DAWSON'S BOOK SHOP CATALOGUE NO 183 - TWELVE CENTURIES OF PRINTING - JAN 1944

By: Manning, Bess

Price: $10.94

Publisher: Los Angeles, Dawson's Book Shop: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39708

Condition: Very Good


48 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. 281 items, including a Manuscript Book of Hours w/ 24 miniatures for $600 and a couple dozen incunabula. View more info

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A CHRISTMAS STORY -- 1943 of Gift - Perfect Books for Everyone, Everywhere

By: Marshall Field & Company

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Chicago, Marshall Field & Company: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38496

Condition: Very Good+


11 pages; Clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers with vignettes in white on black of adults and children reading with white snowflakes on a background of red, green and white. This Marshall Field's Christmas catalogue is replete with images of the recommended books available in the Third Floor Book Department of the store -- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, McSorley's Wonderful Saloon, You're Sitting on my Eyelashes, The Fireside Book of Dog Stories, Burma Surgeon, Th... View more info

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LEGAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS Being the Fourth Cumulative Supplement to the End of 1949 to Sweet and Maxwell's Legal Bibliography

By: Maxwell, L.F. ; & W.H. Maxwell

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Sweet and Maxwell: 1950

Seller ID: 41742

Condition: Very Good+


iv, 168 pages; Clean and tight in original printed tan boards. ; 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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Catalogue of Printed Books and a Few Manuscripts

By: McGraw-Hill Books

Price: $9.94

Publisher: London, McGraw-Hill Books: 1939

Seller ID: 40871

Condition: Very Good


288 pages; Contents clean and tight in original printed self-wrappers, wrappers toned at edges. Thousands of items offerred. View more info

Image for CATALOGUE  - A lot of seven including Catalogues 107, 114, 115, 120, 122, 123, and 125

CATALOGUE - A lot of seven including Catalogues 107, 114, 115, 120, 122, 123, and 125

By: McLeish & Sons

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Bloomsbury & Egham, McLeish & Sons: 1937

Seller ID: 40846

Condition: Very Good


A lot of 7 Bookseller's catalogues (1937-1940) - contents clean and tight in original printed gray-green wrappers. Listings for more than 4,000 items. Titles of some of the catalgoues incldue: Early Plays and Books related to Drama in England; Early Novels, Tales and Romances; Rare and Interesting Books printed from the 16th to the 20th Century; Rare and Interesting Books 1600-1930; Rare and Interesting Books printed in the 17th and 18th Centuries; from the 15th to t... View more info

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Catalogue of Rare Books and Manuscripts - Catalogue 137

By: McLeish and Sons

Price: $10.94

Publisher: London, McLeish and Sons, Booksellers: 1955

Seller ID: 39719

Condition: Very Good-


110 pages; 1116 items with prices, including Sir William Hope's "The Scots Fencing-Master, or Compleat Small-Sword-Man and four 15th century illuminated manuscripts. Previous owner's name on front wrapper - Francis Xavier Dwyer was co-author of a widely used textbook: "Introduction to the Study of Law," by Edmund M. Morgan and Francis X. Dwyer, and was a librarian at the Law Library of Harvard University and later for decades at the Law Library of Library of... View more info

Image for Catalogue of Rare and Interesting Books prited in the 15th & 16th Centuries 1473-1600  - Catalogue 121

Catalogue of Rare and Interesting Books prited in the 15th & 16th Centuries 1473-1600 - Catalogue 121

By: McLeish and Sons

Price: $9.94

Publisher: London, McLeish and Sons, Booksellers: 1939

Seller ID: 40829

Condition: Very Good-


Contents clean and secure in original printed green wrappers, wrappers toned at edges. 361items with prices View more info

Image for 17th Century Straw Bindings by Giles Barber and David Roger  in Bodleian Library Record - Volume VIII, Number 5 (June 1971)

17th Century Straw Bindings by Giles Barber and David Roger in Bodleian Library Record - Volume VIII, Number 5 (June 1971)

By: Multiple Authors

Price: $7.94

Publisher: Oxford, Bodleian Library: 1971

Seller ID: 38416

Condition: Fine


Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. Articles include: Catholics and Bodley by Alan Davidson; Bindings from Oxford Libraries IV: 17th Century Straw Bindings by Giles Barber and David Rogers; Dr. Samuel Johnson and the Principal of St. Mary Hall by David Greenwood; etc. ; 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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HARVARD LIBRARY NOTES - 28 issues 1920 - 1940

By: Multiple Authors

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Cambridge, Harvard University Library: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38790

Condition: Very Good


A group of 28 issues of this periodical published by the Harvard Library published between 1920 and 1940, clean and tight in original printed wrappers with minor toning at spines, dust soiling to front wrapper of issue No. 1. This lot consists of Issue No. 1 and Issues Nos. 4 through 30, lacking issues nos. 2 & 3. Including the following: Number 1, June 1920; Number 4, April 1921; Number 5, June 1921 - Fifteenth Century Books; Number 6, November 1921 - Florentine Pi... View more info