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Image for Peterson's Magazine 1880, Volumes LXXVII and LXXVIII [Vols. 77 & 78]

Peterson's Magazine 1880, Volumes LXXVII and LXXVIII [Vols. 77 & 78]

By: Peterson's Magazine

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Peterson's Magazine: 1880

Seller ID: 2291999

Condition: Very Good


Edges a bit rubbed with minor loss from fore edge of front board. 1880 Half-Leather. iv, 478, iv, 476 pp. 8vo. Calf spine and corners over cloth boards. Includes all twelve 1880 issues, comprising volumes LXXVII and LXXVIII. Numerous engravings and color fashion plates throughout, including several fold-outs. View more info

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Life and Public Services of General Ulysses S. Grant, from His Boyhood to the Present Time. and a Biographical Sketch of Hon. Schuyler Colfax.

By: Phelps, Charles A.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Lee and Shepard: 1868

Seller ID: 2262329

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed and discolored with corners rubbed exposed, hinges repaired, chip from bottom corner of rear free endpaper. 1868 Hard Cover. xvi, 344 pp. 8vo. A biography of the American Civil War general who became President of the United States, along with a biographical sketch of Schuyler Colfax, who served as Speaker of the House, and then as Grant's vice president. View more info

Image for Open Air Grape Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Garden and Vineyard Culture of the Vine, and the Manufacture of Domestic Wine. Designed for the Use of Amateurs and Others in the Northern and Middle States. Profusely Illustrated with New Engravings from Carefully Executed Designs, Verified by Direct Practice. to which is added a Selection of Examples of American Vineyard Practice, and a Carefully Prepared Description of the Celebrated Thomery System of Grape Culture.

Open Air Grape Culture: A Practical Treatise on the Garden and Vineyard Culture of the Vine, and the Manufacture of Domestic Wine. Designed for the Use of Amateurs and Others in the Northern and Middle States. Profusely Illustrated with New Engravings from Carefully Executed Designs, Verified by Direct Practice. to which is added a Selection of Examples of American Vineyard Practice, and a Carefully Prepared Description of the Celebrated Thomery System of Grape Culture.

By: Phin, John

Price: $375.00

Publisher: C.M. Saxton, Agricultural Book Publisher: 1862

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262325

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Sabin 62566 only lists an 1867 printing of this work, which this edition clearly precedes. Boards lightly rubbed. 1862 Hard Cover. xvi, 375, 8 pp. 8vo. An American Civil War era guide to the cultivation of wine grapes, including a bibliography of grape culture, a descriptive list of native grapes, a tabular view of the size, color, shape, etc., of all varieties of American grapes, and a chapter on the manufacture of wine which includes extracts from letters from Thomas Jefferson. Appendices provide examples of American vineyard practice, and a description of the Thomery System o... View more info

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A Treatise on the Structure, Economy, and Diseases of the Ear; Being the Essay for which the Fothergillian Gold Medal Was Awarded by The Medical Society of London.

By: Pilcher, George

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ed. Barrington & Geo. D. Haswell.: 1843

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2008688

Condition: Good


First American edition, from the second London edition, with notes. Ink NY hospital stamp on title page, Reynolds Library bookplate with N.Y. Academy of Medicine in ink under 'The Gift Of', boards a bit rubbed, spine professionally repaired. 1843 Half-Leather. 299 pp. 16 plates. Brown leather spine & corners, marbled boards, red morocco spine label, gilt titles & rules. A treatise on the anatomy and diseases of the ear, which won The Medical Society of London's Fothergillian Gold Medal. View more info

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Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Complete with an Original Memoir

By: Poe, Edgar Allan

Price: $125.00

Publisher: W.J. Widdleton: 1869

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2263985

Condition: Very Good


Spine toned, boards lightly rubbed, ink and pencil name on front endpaper and flyleaf. 1869 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 278, [2] pp. Half leather, gilt stamped titles and decorations, marbled page ridges and endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Poe, full-page engraved illustration precedes text. A collection of poems by the author of Tamerlane and The Raven, who was also credited with the invention of the modern horror genre and the mystery novel. View more info

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Southern History of the Great Civil War in the United States.

By: Pollard, Edward A.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: P.R. Randall: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285899

Condition: Good


First Canadian edition. Front hinge repaired, boards a bit rubbed, minor pencil notes on endpapers. 1863 Hard Cover. ix, [10]-383, [1] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, bronze titles. Includes engraved portraits of President Abraham Lincoln, General Robert E. Lee, and General George McClellan. An invaluable document for scholars, historians and the general public.... it covers all the events leading to the war--the rise of strict constructionists, the 1850 Compromise, John Brown's Raid--and traces the major occurrences through the year of publication. Following the war this work was expanded into two volu... View more info

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History of the Conquest of Peru, in Two Volumes

By: Prescott, William H. [Hickling]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Harper and Brothers: 1847

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288703

Condition: Good


First edition (Sabin 65272). Boards lightly soiled, marginal stains (bottom corner of text affected on some pages in second volume), foxed throughout, front free endpaper of vol. 2 removed. 1847 Hard Cover. xxvii, [3], 527, [5]; xix, [3], 547, [5] pp. 8vo. William H. Prescott (1796-1859) is regarded as not only the first American scientific historian, but also one of the best historians of the nineteenth century. His studies of South America and other Hispanic regions were very well received during his lifetime and are still widely read and regarded as incredibly important by today's historian... View more info

Image for Discourses, on Various Subjects, Intended to Have Been Delivered in Philadelphia. to which are added, Some Others, Selected from the Same Author.

Discourses, on Various Subjects, Intended to Have Been Delivered in Philadelphia. to which are added, Some Others, Selected from the Same Author.

By: Priestley, Joseph

Price: $600.00

Publisher: John Binns.: 1805

Seller ID: 2164325

Condition: Good


Rebacked with new endpapers & flyleaves, probably in the mid-20th century - boards and corners appear to be original, as they are rubbed more than the spine. Minor loss of gilt from titles, hinges reinforced, first section of pages lightly stained & foxed. 1805 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 385 pp. 8vo. A collection of essays by the 18th century theologian and chemist credited with the discovery of oxygen and several other gases, the invention of soda water, and known for his writings on topics such as electricity, grammar, history, and religion. His philosophical... View more info

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The Church and Fortress of Dover Castle

By: Puckle, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: John Henry and James Parker: 1864

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266240

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine lightly faded, top corner of a few pages bumped, several pages lightly foxed. 1864 Hard Cover. [vi], 132, 8-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Fold-out plan of Dover Castle and the Old Church, illustrations from drawings by the author, including a color frontispiece. Original brown cloth, gilt titles & top page ridge. View more info

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Huit Jours a Venise [Objets les Plus Remarquables Dans la Ville de Venise et Dans les Iles Adjacentes, Distribues en Huit Journees]

By: Quadri, Antonio

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Chez Francois Andreola: 1828

Seller ID: 2198750

Condition: Very Good


Fourth edition, second in French. Rebound in cloth. Former copy of Troy Public Library, with their marks on prelims. 1828 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xlvii, [1], 404, [4] pp. 16mo. 22 leaves of plates (3 folding). French text. An illustrated 19th century guide to Venice. View more info

Image for Otto Giorni a Venezia, Parti Prima e Seconda: Oggetti Principali da Vedersi Nella Citta di Venezia e Nelle Isole Adiacenti Distribuiti in Otto Giornate.; Compendio della Storia Veneta Diviso in Otto Epoche Dalla Origine di Venezia nell'Anno 421 sino alla Caduta della Repubblica nell'Anno 1797.

Otto Giorni a Venezia, Parti Prima e Seconda: Oggetti Principali da Vedersi Nella Citta di Venezia e Nelle Isole Adiacenti Distribuiti in Otto Giornate.; Compendio della Storia Veneta Diviso in Otto Epoche Dalla Origine di Venezia nell'Anno 421 sino alla Caduta della Repubblica nell'Anno 1797.

By: Quadri, Antonio

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Per Francesco Andreola: 1821

Seller ID: 2199439

Condition: Very Good


Both fold-outs present. Fold-outs lightly foxed, spines lightly creased, quarter-sized spot on volume 1 spine, minor loss from corners, light stains to margins of a few pages in volume 2. 1821 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in two volumes. xlviii, [4], 429; 500 pp. 16mo. Italian text. Printed wrappers. Includes two fold-out maps. A 19th century Venetian travel guide, together with a history of the city from 421-1797. View more info

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Histoire des Meteores et des Grands Phenomenes de la Nature

By: Rambosson, J. [Jean Pierre]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Librairie de Firmin Didot Freres: 1869

Seller ID: 1983278

Condition: Good


Stain to top corner of front board and about half of text pages, corners rubbed. 1869 Hard Cover. vii, 408 pp. 8vo. Red leather spine, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, blind-stamped cloth boards. Illustrated with chromolithographs and gravures. A nineteenth century work on meteorology, with discussions of lightning, mirages, hurricanes, and other scientific phenomena such as rainbows and volcanic eruptions. View more info

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Memoirs, Correspondence, and Miscellanies, from the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, in Four Volumes

By: Randolph, Thomas Jefferson (Editor); [Jefferson, Thomas]

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Gray and Bowen / G. & C. & H. Carvill: 1830

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2289619

Condition: Fair


Second edition. Declaration fold-out included. This set withdrawn from Brewer Free Public Library, usual library marks. Spines faded, boards rubbed with some loss from spines, including portions of spine labels, volume four cloth splitting along joints, foxed throughout, related modern newspaper articles laid in. A good candidate for rebinding. 1830 Hard Cover. viii, 464; 500; 519, [1]; 532 pp. 8vo. Volume on features a fold-out facsimile manuscript pages of the Declaration of Independence, and a frontispiece portrait of Jefferson. Red cloth spines over paper covered boards. A comprehensive co... View more info

Image for Mineral Resources of the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains.

Mineral Resources of the States and Territories West of the Rocky Mountains.

By: Raymond, Rossiter W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1869

Seller ID: 1893275

Condition: Good


Spine faded, light stain along top margin. 1869 Hard Cover. iv, 256 pp. Includes topographical sketch of Landon Hill, numerous diagrams and tables. A report on mining statistics, treating California, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, Utah, and Panama. Also includes a section on the relation of law and government to mining. View more info

Image for Antiquities of the Orient Unveiled, Containing a Concise Description of the Ruins of King Solomon's Cities, together with those of Forty of the Most Ancient and Renowned Cities of the East, Including Babylon, Nineveh, Damascus, and Shushan.

Antiquities of the Orient Unveiled, Containing a Concise Description of the Ruins of King Solomon's Cities, together with those of Forty of the Most Ancient and Renowned Cities of the East, Including Babylon, Nineveh, Damascus, and Shushan.

By: Redding, M. Wolcott

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Redding & Co.: 1874

Seller ID: 2157850

Condition: Good


Lacks fold-out map of Jerusalem - other two color lithographs and all engravings present. Boards rubbed with some loss from corners (mostly spine head), front hinge reinforced with cloth tape, ink gift note on front flyleaf ('E.W. Bryan M.D., Christmas 1874, With Fraternal Regards of Jno. A. Doris'), fore-edge margin lightly stained. xii, 421, [3] pp. 8vo. Full leather, red morocco spine label, gilt titles & rules, marbled endpapers. A history of Jerusalem, and other important ancient cities, with numerous illustrations. View more info

Image for The Masterpieces of German Art, Illustrated. Being a Biographical History of Art in Germany and the Netherlands, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time. in Two Volumes. (Edition de Luxe)

The Masterpieces of German Art, Illustrated. Being a Biographical History of Art in Germany and the Netherlands, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time. in Two Volumes. (Edition de Luxe)

By: Reed, J. Eugene

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Gebbie & Co., Publishers: 1884

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2274020

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #809 of 1000, this copy subscribed for by Mrs. W.K. Sayre of Phelps, New York. Lightly to moderately foxed throughout, spine and corners a bit rubbed with some drying of leather, two modern Austrian prints laid in. 1884 Half-Leather. Complete in two folio volumes. xi, 98 pp., with 50 photogravures and 98 wood engravings; ix, 92 pp., with 50 photogravures and 92 wood engravings. Brown leather spines and corners over cloth boards, gilt titles, decorated endpapers. Numerous photogravures and woodcuts throughout, reproduced from works by several hundred artists representing the Ge... View more info

Image for Rosyth Castle: A Notable Fifeshire Ruin.

Rosyth Castle: A Notable Fifeshire Ruin.

By: Reid, Alan

Price: $70.00

Publisher: A. Romanes, 'Press' Office.: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1928336

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Photograph of Rosyth Castle mounted on front endpaper, owner bookplate and ink name & address on front endpaper, front & end matter lightly foxed. 1898 Hard Cover. 103 pp. Original maroon cloth, gilt titles, blind-stamped rules. A history and architectural study of the 15th-century Scottish tower house located in Fife, Scotland, which was occupied by Oliver Cromwell's army in 1651. The book was published in the same year the castle became the property of the Admiralty (which at the time controlled the British Royal Navy). Illustrated with engravings, diagrams, and photographs. View more info

Image for The Tiger-Hunter; or, A Hero in Spite of Himself

The Tiger-Hunter; or, A Hero in Spite of Himself

By: Reid, Mayne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Carleton, Publisher: 1883

Seller ID: 1806156

Condition: Good


1883 reprint. Rear board stained, front & end matter lightly foxed, pages heavily toned, ink name stamp on front endpaper. 368 pp. 8vo. Original brown cloth, gilt titles & decorations on spine. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thomas Mayne Reid (April 4, 1818 – October 22, 1883), was an Irish-American novelist. Captain Reid wrote many adventure novels akin to those written by Frederick Marryat and Robert Louis Stevenson. He was a great admirer of Lord Byron. These novels contain action that takes place primarily in untamed settings: the American West, Mexico, South Africa, the Himalayas, and Jamaica. View more info

Image for History of Circumcision From the Earliest Times to Present, Moral and Physical Reasons for Its Performance with a History of Eunuchism, Hermaphrodism, Etc., and of the Different Operations Practiced Upon the Prepuce (Ready Reference Series No. 11)

History of Circumcision From the Earliest Times to Present, Moral and Physical Reasons for Its Performance with a History of Eunuchism, Hermaphrodism, Etc., and of the Different Operations Practiced Upon the Prepuce (Ready Reference Series No. 11)

By: Remondino, P.C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: F. A. Davis Co., Publishers: 1891

Seller ID: 2202905

Condition: Good


Boards spotted, bookplate inside front cover, light stain to corners of last section of pages (does not damage text). 1891 Hard Cover. x, 346 pp. 4 facsimile pages from Stanton's Practical and Scientific Physiognomy, plus 20-page publisher catalog, bound in. CONTENTS: Preface; Introduction; Antiquity of Circumcision; Theories as to the Origin of Circumcision; Spread of Circumcision; Circumcision Among Savage Tribes; Infibulation, Muzzling, and Other Curious Practices; Attempts to Abolish Circumcision; Miracles and the Holy Prepuce; History of Emasculation, Castration, and Eunuchism; Philosophi... View more info

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Orations and Poetry, on Moral and Religious Subjects

By: Rice, Roswell

Price: $40.00

Publisher: C. Van Benthuysen:

Seller ID: 1896469

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1850. Edges rubbed with minor loss from spine ends, owner bookplate on front endpaper, ink name & date on title page. 400 pp. Original red blind-stamped leather, gilt titles & decorations on spine, frontispiece of author by W.N. Dunne. Contains speeches on temperance and slavery, poems on Niagara, the burning of Chicago, the Boston conflagration, the American Republic, etc. Sabin 70859. View more info

Image for Elements of Physiology: Carefully Revised After the Ninth and Latest French Edition, and Supplied with Notes and a Copious Appendix

Elements of Physiology: Carefully Revised After the Ninth and Latest French Edition, and Supplied with Notes and a Copious Appendix

By: Richerand, A. [Anthelme]; De Lys, G.J.M.; Copland, James

Price: $25.00

Publisher: W.B. Dean, Printer: 1833

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 2011436

Condition: Good


Fifth edition, with second edition of appendix. Rebacked with original backstrip laid down, some restoration to boards, new endpapers. Front matter lightly foxed. 1833 Full-Leather. xxi, 386, 94, [2] pp. 8vo. Full leather, black leather spine label, gilt titles & rules. A work on physiology by the French surgeon and member of the Academy of Medicine, who first released it when he was only 22. View more info

Image for The Book of Health, or Thomsonian Theory and Practice of Medicine, Including the Latest Views of Physiology, Pathology, and Therapeutics; Also, Descriptions of Disease, Medical Practice, and Materia Medica

The Book of Health, or Thomsonian Theory and Practice of Medicine, Including the Latest Views of Physiology, Pathology, and Therapeutics; Also, Descriptions of Disease, Medical Practice, and Materia Medica

By: Robertson, F.K.; Wilcox, Silas

Price: $295.00

Publisher: J.I.C. & A.S.C. Cook: 1843

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2163476

Condition: Good


First edition. Minor loss from spine head & foot, leather split along joints but binding holding strongly, though backstrip appears to have laid down and reattached directly to the text block (i.e., no mull or backing), inexpertly at some point, front & end matter foxed with minor transfer throughout. 1843 Hard Cover. 304 pp. Full sheep, gilt titles & double rules. Hoolihan 2987: '... evidences the transition within the Thomsonian movement post-1830 from [a] populist system of medical self-help into something more palatable intellectually... Samuel Thomson was highly suspicious of those who wo... View more info

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The Art and Practice of Silver Printing

By: Robinson, H.P.; Capt. Abney

Price: $100.00

Publisher: E. and H.T. Anthony: 1881

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262842

Condition: Fair


First edition. Lacks title/copyright page, a few pages repaired at binding, corners rubbed. 1881 Hard Cover. 128 pp. 29 pages of advertisements for various photographic equipment follow text. An early work on the silver gelatin process in photography, published just ten years after it was invented by Richard Leach Maddox. Illustrations in text. Contents include: Preliminary Experiments; Preparation of Albumenized Paper; The Sensitizing Bath; How to Keep the Sensitizing Bath in Order; Silvering the Paper; Washed Sensitive Paper; Cutting Paper; Printing-Frames; Preparing the Landscape Negative; ... View more info

Image for Hot Corn: Life Scenes in New York Illustrated. Including the Story of Little Katy, Madalina, the Rag-Picker's Daughter, Wild Maggie, &c.

Hot Corn: Life Scenes in New York Illustrated. Including the Story of Little Katy, Madalina, the Rag-Picker's Daughter, Wild Maggie, &c.

By: Robinson, Solon

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Pollard & Moss: 1889

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281345

Condition: Good


Reissue of the 1854 original, but without the engravings by N. Orr. Pages toned, spots on a few pages, pencil gift note dated 1892 on front endpaper. 1889 Hard Cover. xii, 408, [8] pp. 8vo. Ads follow text. Original brown cloth, black titles & decorations. A temperance novel set in New York City, told as a series of vignettes, which were originally published in the Tribune as Hot Corn Stories. View more info

Image for The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Cathaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians, in Ten Volumes [Ornithologist John Gould's Copy]

The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Cathaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Macedonians, and Grecians, in Ten Volumes [Ornithologist John Gould's Copy]

By: Rollin, [Charles]

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Wilson, Robertson, and Tennent, for A. Kincaid and J. Bell, J. Dickson, Edinburgh; J. Gilmour and Son, Glasgow; E. Wilson, Dumfries; J. Meuros, Kilmarnock; and A. Angus and Son, Aberdeen: 1770

Seller ID: 2289607

Condition: Good


Half of set lacks spine labels, other labels with some loss, edges rubbed, spine leather dried, bookplate of John Gould on front paste-down endpapers of each volume, with his name in ink on opposite page. 1770 Full-Leather. Complete in ten volumes. 12mo. Charles Rollin (30 January 1661 – 14 December 1741) was a French historian and educator. He was born in Paris. He was the son of a cutler, and at the age of twenty-two was made a master in the Collège du Plessis. In 1694 he was rector of the University of Paris, rendering great service among other things by reviving the study of Greek. He h... View more info

Image for The People's Medical Lighthouse; A Series of Popular and Scientific Essays on the Nature, Uses, and Diseases of the Lungs, Heart, Liver, Stomach, Kidneys, Womb and Blood; Also, a Key to the Causes, Prevention, Remedies, and Cure of Pulmonary and Other Kinds of Consumption; Asthma, Bronchitis, Heart Diseases, Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, Ague and Fever, Baldness, Deafness, Blindness, Head Aches, Catarrh, Costiveness, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Grub and Worms, Piles and Fistula, Miscarriage, Female Diseases, Cancers and Tumors, Falling of the Womb, Etc., Etc.; Marriage Guide, on Early Marriage, Growth of the Foetus, Organs of Generation, Prevention of Conception, Impressions on the Female Organs and on the Unborn Child, Art of Procreating the Sexes at Will, how to render Childbirth Easy and Safe, and retain their youthful Vigor, Beauty, and Elasticity of both Body and Mind, to a ripe Old Age.

The People's Medical Lighthouse; A Series of Popular and Scientific Essays on the Nature, Uses, and Diseases of the Lungs, Heart, Liver, Stomach, Kidneys, Womb and Blood; Also, a Key to the Causes, Prevention, Remedies, and Cure of Pulmonary and Other Kinds of Consumption; Asthma, Bronchitis, Heart Diseases, Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, Ague and Fever, Baldness, Deafness, Blindness, Head Aches, Catarrh, Costiveness, Diarrhoea, Dysentery, Grub and Worms, Piles and Fistula, Miscarriage, Female Diseases, Cancers and Tumors, Falling of the Womb, Etc., Etc.; Marriage Guide, on Early Marriage, Growth of the Foetus, Organs of Generation, Prevention of Conception, Impressions on the Female Organs and on the Unborn Child, Art of Procreating the Sexes at Will, how to render Childbirth Easy and Safe, and retain their youthful Vigor, Beauty, and Elasticity of both Body and Mind, to a ripe Old Age.

By: Root, Harmon Knox

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Published by the Proprietor, 512 Broadway, and A. Ranney, 195 Broadway.: 1856

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 2072836

Condition: Good


Thirteenth edition, revised. Edges rubbed with some loss from joints, front hinge starting, foxed throughout with quite a bit of transfer. 1856 Hard Cover. xxiii, 470, [2] pp. 8vo. Original dark brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles & decorations, including boat and lighthouse motif on front board, and apothecary scales motif on spine head. Illustrated with 65 engravings. Hoolihan 3025: Edward Bliss Foote... describes Root as 'a kind of irregular soldier in medical reform... He possessed a remarkable tact for formulating recipes of purely botanical ingredients... do not let us under-estimate ... View more info

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The Landscape Annual for 1832 -- The Tourist in Italy

By: Roscoe, Thomas

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Jennings and Chaplin: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198802

Condition: Very Good


First edition (Pine-Coffin 832.6). Corners rubbed, two pencil names in front matter, modern owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1832 Full-Leather. ii, [2], 286 [10] pp. 8vo. Green blind-stamped leather, gilt titles, gilt page ridges. A 19th century Italian travelogue by the English author and translator, with engraved frontispiece and title page, and 24 engraved plates from drawings by J.D. Harding. The third volume in the Landscape Annual series. On central Italy and Naples. (Pine-Coffin 832.6) View more info

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Life and Pontificate of Leo the Tenth.

By: Roscoe, William

Price: $500.00

Publisher: T. Cadell: 1827

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2289645

Condition: Fair


Third edition, corrected. Some loss from spines, volume 1 frontispiece stained, ink name and owner bookplate on front endpapers of each volume. A good candidate for restoration. 1827 Hard Cover. Complete in four volumes. Vellum spines and corners, morocco spine labels, gilt titles and decorations, marbled boards. A biography of Pope Leo the Tenth, who served from 1513-1521. A member of the influential Medici family, Leo granted indulgences to donors for the reconstruction of St. Peter's Basilica, which Martin Luther denounced in his 95 Theses. Despite these difficulties, Leo is also remembered... View more info

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Hints and Helps to Health and Happiness. or Long Life and Little Physic

By: Ross, Joel H.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Derby & Miller: 1851

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2008681

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Boards lightly soiled, front & end matter and page ridges lightly foxed. 1851 Hard Cover. x, 303, [8] pp. 8vo. Original navy blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Woodcut frontispiece and illustrations. Hoolihan 3034: Ross's manual of hygiene was first published at New York in 1849 under the title: Golden rules of health. A much expanded 2nd edition was published at Auburn, N.Y. in 1851 as Hints and helps to health and happiness. The book's final publication appears to have been the 5th edition published at Dayton, Ohio in 1856. The book's publishing history may well chronicle... View more info

Image for A Voyage of Discovery, Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, and Enquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage. In Two Volumes.

A Voyage of Discovery, Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, and Enquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage. In Two Volumes.

By: Ross, John

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Strahan and Spottiswoode, for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown: 1819

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1959528

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Rebound in library buckram. Minor tape repairs to fold-outs, expected transfer, otherwise an exceptional set. 1819 Hard Cover. lxix, 265, [2]; 258 pp. 8vo. Two fold-outs (one of Davis' Strait and Baffin's Bay, one depicting several geological instruments) and deviation chart follow text of vol. 2. 2-page terminal publisher ad in both volumes advertises other travel books. Published first in a single quarto volume, this work was reissued in a second edition of two octavo volumes the same year. Based on auction records, the second edition seems the more uncommon of the two, thoug... View more info