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Image for The National Shakespeare, A Fac-simile of the Text of the First Folio of 1623, in Three Volumes: Comedies; Histories; Tragedies [Facsimile]

The National Shakespeare, A Fac-simile of the Text of the First Folio of 1623, in Three Volumes: Comedies; Histories; Tragedies [Facsimile]

By: Shakespeare, William

Price: $750.00

Publisher: William Mackenzie: 1888

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 2288519

Condition: Good


Hinges weakening, rear board and end matter of Histories volume stained, rear flyleaf of Histories volume removed, some loss from corners, front and end matter foxed. Overall a good set, but Histories is fair. A good candidate for restoration. 1888 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in three volumes. Folio. A facsimile of the 1623 first folio edition of Shakespeare's complete plays, in three volumes, with illustrations by Sir J. Noel Paton, R.S.A. Green cloth, gilt titles, black and gold decorations with inset red, black, and gold emblem on front board of e... View more info

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The Works of William Shakespeare, Complete. Accurately Printed from the Text of the Corrected Copy Left by the Late George Stevens, Esq. with a Memoir, in One Volume.

By: Shakespeare, William; Stevens, George; Chalmers, Alexander

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York: 1869

Seller ID: 2202822

Condition: Good


Spine head, corner of some pages, and rear endpapers stained, corners rubbed, presentation bookplate from Whitestown Seminary on front endpaper, ink name and two words in Greek on front flyleaf. 1869 Half-Leather. x, 977 pp. 8vo. Full leather, stamped decorations, gilt titles, five raised spine bands, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles on turn-ins, marbled endpapers. An attractive and complete collection of William Shakespeare's writings, with steel engravings throughout protected by tissue guards. Two-column format, character names abbreviated within scenes (fully written out in stage directions)... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

By: Shelley, Percy Bysshe; Dowden, Edward

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Company: 1896

Seller ID: 2263721

Condition: Very Good


Spine faded, hinge beginning to weaken ink name and date on front flyleaf ('K.C. Bryant, Malden, Nov. 1896'). viii, 705, [3] pp. 8vo. No copyright date, late 19th century, circa 1896. A collection of poetry by the major figure in the English Romantic period, close friend of fellow poet Lord Byron, and husband to Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. Edited with an introduction by Edward Dowden, and including the preface by Mary Shelley from the 1830 first collected edition, the postscript from the 1839 second edition, and the preface by Mary Shelley to the volume of posthumous poems publis... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

By: Shelley, Percy Bysshe; Dowden, Edward

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co., Limited: 1899

Seller ID: 2293332

Condition: Near Fine


4th printing. Ink name and date on front endpaper, tiny nick to spine head. 1899 Hard Cover. viii, 705, [3] pp. 8vo. A collection of poetry by the major figure in the English Romantic period, close friend of fellow poet Lord Byron, and husband to Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein. Edited with an introduction by Edward Dowden, and including the preface by Mary Shelley from the 1839 first collected edition, the postscript from the 1839 second edition, and the preface by Mary Shelley to the volume of posthumous poems published in 1824. Notes, a list of Shelley's principal writings, the ord... View more info

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1822 Engraving, Saltwood Castle, Kent [England]

By: Shepherd, T.H.; Greig, J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Longman & Co., Paternoster Row, London: 1822

Seller ID: 1665496

Condition: Near Fine


Professionally matted and framed. An exceptional example. 1822 Print. Matted to 4 5/8 x 6 3/4, frame measures 9 1/4 x 11 3/8. Color engraving of Saltwood Castle, where the plot to assassinate Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Becket originated. An artistic rendering, the print depicts the castle as seen from a distant road, including the massive three story gatehouse. View more info

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Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan. General United States Army. in Two Volumes ['Shoulder Strap' Edition]

By: Sheridan, P.H. [Philip Henry]

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283603

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Small owner sticker on reverse of volume 1 front flyleaf, tiny ink name and number on front endpaper of each, front hinge of volume 2 just beginning to weaken, tiny spot on rear board of volume 1. 1888 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 500; xi, 486 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations. Includes numerous illustrations and maps, of which eleven are fold-outs. Philip Henry Sheridan was a Union general during the American Civil War who, under the command of Ulysses S. Grant, won several significant victories against Confederate force... View more info

Personal Memoirs of P.H. Sheridan. General United States Army. Volume I [1] ['Shoulder Strap' Edition]

By: Sheridan, P.H. [Philip Henry]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296065

Condition: Very Good


Volume one of two only. Front hinge just beginning to weaken, light stain to bottom fore edge margin. 1888 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 500 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations. Includes numerous illustrations and maps, some of which are fold-outs. Philip Henry Sheridan was a Union general during the American Civil War who, under the command of Ulysses S. Grant, won several significant victories against Confederate forces. He also fought in the Great Plains Indian Wars, and though they continued until after his death, his efforts during th... View more info

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An Inquiry into the Existence of a Personal Devil [with] On the Moral and Religious Uses of the Devil

By: Sherwood and Co.; Leycester, G.H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Sherwood and Co. / T. Egerton: 1848

Seller ID: 1525627

Condition: Fair


Significant loss from backstrip, boards rubbed. 1848 Half-Leather. ii, 96; iv, 45 pp. 8 1/4 x 5 1/4. Half leather, marbled boards. Two unattributed treatises concerning the existence and nature of the Devil bound together in one volume. Half-leather with marbled boards. Author may be G.H. Leycester. View more info

Image for Hydropathy, or the Water-Cure: Its Principles, Processes, and Modes of Treatment. Compiled in Part from the Most Eminent Authors, Ancient and Modern, on the Subject: together with an Account of the Latest Methods Adopted by Priessnitz. Illustrated with Numerous Cases of Cure.

Hydropathy, or the Water-Cure: Its Principles, Processes, and Modes of Treatment. Compiled in Part from the Most Eminent Authors, Ancient and Modern, on the Subject: together with an Account of the Latest Methods Adopted by Priessnitz. Illustrated with Numerous Cases of Cure.

By: Shew, Joel

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Fowler and Wells: 1851

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2150789

Condition: Good


Fourth edition, improved and enlarged. Boards & pages stained, front matter foxed, ink name on front endpaper. 1851 Hard Cover. xv, 360, [4] pp. 12mo. Originally published in 1844, placing it among the earliest works on the topic of hydropathy, which originated with the holistic practices of Vincent Priessnitz, an Austrian farmer. His methods of healing became popular enough that a string of health resorts practicing hydropathic therapies opened throughout Europe, and counted such notable figures as Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens among their patients. (Science Museum's History of Medicine) View more info

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Voyage en Italie et en Sicile, Tome Premier et Second.

By: Simond, L. [Louis]

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Raymond-Bocquet, Libraire: 1838

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2198758

Condition: Very Good


Third edition. Former library copy, with stamps St-Louis-de-Gonzague in Bayonne in front and end matter. Boards a bit rubbed, scattered light foxing, modern owner bookplate on front endpaper of each volume. 1838 Hard Cover. viii, 405; 420 pp. 8vo. French text. Leather spines, gilt titles and rules, paper over boards, marbled endpapers. A 19th century Italian travelogue by the author of several works based on journeys in Europe. Each volume includes an engraved frontispiece. View more info

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Tableau de l'Agriculture Toscane

By: Simonde, J.C.L. [Jean Charles Leonard de Sismondi]

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: Chez J.J. Paschoud, Libraire: 1801

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199175

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes fold-out. Small contemporary bookplate and larger modern bookplate on front endpaper. 1801 Hard Cover. xiv, 327 pp. 8vo. Patterned leather spine, orange morocco spine labels, gilt titles and rules, paper over boards. French text. Fold-out of engraved agricultural illustrations follows text. The first work by the historian and political economist who became known for his French and Italian histories. Simonde details his life on a small farm in Pescia, which his family bought after fleeing from political unrest in Geneva caused by the French Revolution. His particular exp... View more info

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Mount Auburn Illustrated. In Highly Finished Line Engravings, from Drawings Taken on the Spot, by James Smillie. With Descriptive Notices by Cornelia W. Walter.

By: Smillie, James; Walter, Cornelia W.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: R. [Robert] Martin: 1847

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2093222

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards soiled, titles & front board's gilded vignette faded, some loss from spine head, moderately foxed. 1847 Hard Cover. 119 pp. 4to. Blind-stamped cloth. Frontispiece map of Mount Auburn Cemetery with small vignette, engraved title page with alternate title: Mount Auburn, Illustrated in a Series of Views from Drawings by James Smillie, Letter Press Description by Cornelia W. Walter. Engraved plates throughout, including: Pilgrim Path; Naval Monument (Central Avenue); Chapel; Tomb to Spurzheim; Lowell Monument; Central Square; Harvard Hill; Appleton Monument; Monument to Chann... View more info

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Caleb West, Master Diver

By: Smith, F. [Francis] Hopkinson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205395

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, printing A, binding B (BAL 18227). Spine a bit toned, small sticker remnant on front endpaper. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 378 pp. 8vo. Gray cloth binding, gilt titles. A novel first serialized in Atlantic Monthly magazine from October 1897 to March 1898. It inspired a play and two silent films (1912 and 1920 - the latter was called Deep Waters). The author was also an award-winning painter, and an engineer, most notable in the latter capacity for building the foundation for the Statue of Liberty. Smith wrote the novel based on personal experi... View more info

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Minor Surgery; or, Hints on the Every-Day Duties of the Surgeon.

By: Smith, Henry H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Edmond Barrington & George D. Haswell: 1850

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2266914

Condition: Very Good


Third edition, with numerous additions. Leather dried along spine and edges, moderately foxed throughout. 1850 Full-Leather. 456, [2] pp. 8vo. 247 engravings. Full sheep, morocco spine label, gilt titles & rules. A general surgical guide with numerous illustrations, written by the assistant lecturer on clinical surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, who was also a surgeon at St. Joseph's Hospital. View more info

Image for A Description of New England; or, The Observations and Discoveries of Captain John Smith, (Admiral of That Country), in the North of America, in the Year of Our Lord 1614, with the Success of Six Ships that went the Next Year, 1615, and the Accidents That Befell Him among the French Men-of-War; with the Proof of the Present Benefit This Country Affords, Whither This Present Year, 1616, Eight Voluntary Ships Are Gone to Make Further Trial. (Colonial Tracts No 13)

A Description of New England; or, The Observations and Discoveries of Captain John Smith, (Admiral of That Country), in the North of America, in the Year of Our Lord 1614, with the Success of Six Ships that went the Next Year, 1615, and the Accidents That Befell Him among the French Men-of-War; with the Proof of the Present Benefit This Country Affords, Whither This Present Year, 1616, Eight Voluntary Ships Are Gone to Make Further Trial. (Colonial Tracts No 13)

By: Smith, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: George P. Humphrey / The Genesee Press: The Post Express Printing Company: 1898

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2008343

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers toned, edges lightly rubbed. 1898 Soft Cover. xii, 40 pp. Plain brown wrappers, blue paper label on front wrapper. 1898 reissue of 1616 original (Sabin 82819). This edition, unlike the original, does not include a map. This is the first book which bears on its title-page the name 'New England,' which had up to this time been called North Virginia. In 1614 Smith sailed along the New England coast from Penobscot to Cape Cod in search of whales and mines of gold. The voyage was in most respects a failure, but it gave him an opportunity to write this tract, the general object of which is ... View more info

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The Philadelphia Monthly Journal of Medicine and Surgery. Vol. I, No. 1, June 1827 - No. VI, November 1827 & Vol. II, No. 1, December 1827 - No. III, February 1828

By: Smith, N.R. [Nathan Ryno]; Frazer, J. Carpenter; Detwiller, H.; Mears, G.W.; Peltz, Philip; M'Knight, George B.; Graham, John; Hall, Marshall; Bichat, Xavier; Boisseau, F.G.; Broussais, F.J.V.; Dr. M'Clellan; Bampfield, R.; Harrison, Edward; Andral, M.;

Price: $350.00

Publisher: R.H. Small: 1827

Seller ID: 2035193

Condition: Good


Leather drying, moderate loss from spine, boards rubbed, faint foxing and transfer throughout. 1827 Full-Leather. iv, 296; 144 pp. 4to. Full calf, red morocco spine label, gilt titles & rules. Includes engraved plate of Cimicifuga Racemosa (Black Snake Root) preceding the fourth number of volume 1, plate depicting a splint for use on a fracture femur precedes second number of volume 2. A collection of early 19th century medical essays, edited by the Professor of Surgery at Yale College, treating various subjects. A very scarce volume - only 1 copy located in the holdings of the University of M... View more info

Image for Medical Heresies: Historically Considered. A Series of Critical Essays on the Origin and Evolution of Sectarian Medicine, Embracing a Special Sketch and Review of Homoeopathy, Past and Present [Homeopathy]

Medical Heresies: Historically Considered. A Series of Critical Essays on the Origin and Evolution of Sectarian Medicine, Embracing a Special Sketch and Review of Homoeopathy, Past and Present [Homeopathy]

By: Smythe, Gonzalvo C.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Presley Blakiston: 1880

Seller ID: 2072387

Condition: Very Good


Corners rubbed, ink name on title page, small label on front endpaper. 1880 Hard Cover. viii, 228, 8 pp. 8vo. A detailed history of medicine from the ancient Egyptians through the time of publication, by the dean of the Central College of Physicians and surgeons at Indianapolis, who was also surgeon and major of the 43rd Indiana during the American Civil War. View more info

Image for Professor Sonntag's Thrilling Narrative of the Grinnell Exploring Expedition to the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1853, 1854, and 1855, in Search of Sir John Franklin, under the Command of Dr. E.K. Kane, U.S.N. Containing the History of All Previous Explorations of the Arctic Ocean, from the Year 1618 Down to the Present Time; Showing How Far They Advanced Northward, What Discoveries They Made, and Their Scientific Observations. The Present Whereabouts of Sir John Franklin and His Party, If They Are Still Alive. A Statement of the Only Practicable Method by Which the North Pole May Be Reached; the Reasons Why All Exploring Expeditions Have Hitherto Failed to Penetrate the Icy Barriers of the Polar Regions. Highly Important Astronomical Observations, Proving That There is No Such Thing as Apparent Time at the North Pole; Sufferings of Dr. Kane's Exploring Party; How They Were Buried for Two Years in the Ice, Enduring a Degree of Cold Never Experienced by Any Human Being Before...

Professor Sonntag's Thrilling Narrative of the Grinnell Exploring Expedition to the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1853, 1854, and 1855, in Search of Sir John Franklin, under the Command of Dr. E.K. Kane, U.S.N. Containing the History of All Previous Explorations of the Arctic Ocean, from the Year 1618 Down to the Present Time; Showing How Far They Advanced Northward, What Discoveries They Made, and Their Scientific Observations. The Present Whereabouts of Sir John Franklin and His Party, If They Are Still Alive. A Statement of the Only Practicable Method by Which the North Pole May Be Reached; the Reasons Why All Exploring Expeditions Have Hitherto Failed to Penetrate the Icy Barriers of the Polar Regions. Highly Important Astronomical Observations, Proving That There is No Such Thing as Apparent Time at the North Pole; Sufferings of Dr. Kane's Exploring Party; How They Were Buried for Two Years in the Ice, Enduring a Degree of Cold Never Experienced by Any Human Being Before...

By: Sonntag, August; [Rhodes, Charles C.]

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Jas. T. Lloyd & Co.: 1857

Seller ID: 1970282

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers toned, a few spots along top edge. 1857 Soft Cover. 176 pp. Shoestring binding, printed wrappers with ads. Engravings throughout. Arctic Bibliography 14449: A literary imposture, its authorship repudiated by Sonntag, and its authenticity rejected by other members of the expedition (in correspondence published in Philadelphia Evening Journal, May 19, 1857), this work is said to have been prepared by Charles C. Rhodes from a brief ms. article on the expedition purchased by Rhodes from Mrs. Sonntag, during Sonntag's absence in Mexico. Sabin 86971: The above is not really the work of Sonn... View more info

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An Attic Philosopher in Paris

By: Souvestre, Emile; Trent, William P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: T.Y. Crowell & Company: 1899

Seller ID: 2203186

Condition: Good


Minor pencil marginalia, a few pages repaired with tape which has since yellowed. 1899 Hard Cover. xviii, 212 pp. A work by the French author, with an introduction by William P. Trent, in which a year in the life of a working man is depicted, notable for its vivid character sketches and deeply considered moral commentaries. It received the Lambert Prize, which was presented to the author's widow after his death. View more info

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1784 Engraving and Plan of Castor Hall and Caster [Caister] Castle in Norfolk [England]

By: Sparrow, S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: S. Hooper: 1784

Seller ID: 1665570

Condition: Near Fine


Matted and ready for framing. Faint traces of foxing to plan. 1784 Print. Two prints single matted (mat measures 11 3/4 x 18). The first print is a view of Castor Hall and the adjacent Caister Castle, in ruins save the tower. The second print, entitled 'Fostolf or Caster Castle Norfolk' shows a birds'-eye view plan labeled by section. This structure was originally built by the nobleman who inspired Shakespeare's character Falstaff, Sir John Fastolf. A great deal of damage occurred during its siege by the Duke of Norfolk in 1469, from which it never recovered. View more info

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The Principles of Biology, in Two Volumes

By: Spencer, Herbert

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York: D. Appleton and Company: 1898

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2159134

Condition: Good


Appears rebound. Margins lightly stained. 1898 Half-Leather. xii, 706; viii, 598 pp. 8vo. Leather spines & corners, gilt titles & rules, top edges gilt, marbled boards. A work on biological science by the English Victorian-era philosopher, sociologist, and scientist. He is notable as an early proponent of evolutionary theory (he wrote about evolution before Darwin did), and for coining the term 'survival of the fittest'. View more info

Image for The Paul Revere Album, Containing a Complete Description of Goss' 'Life of Col. Paul Revere,' and More Than Twenty Engravings with Descriptions of Incidents in the Life of the Hero of the 'Midnight Ride,' April 18, 1775.

The Paul Revere Album, Containing a Complete Description of Goss' 'Life of Col. Paul Revere,' and More Than Twenty Engravings with Descriptions of Incidents in the Life of the Hero of the 'Midnight Ride,' April 18, 1775.

By: Spurr, Howard W.; Goss, Elbridge Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Howard W. Spurr Coffee Co. / G.J. Parkhill & Co., Printers: 1897

Seller ID: 2276557

Condition: Good


Free endpapers removed, hinges just beginning to weaken,. 1897 Hard Cover. 43, [1] pp. A promotional piece released by the Howard W. Spurr Coffee Company to promote their Spurr's Revere Standard Java Coffee, interleaving historical details about Revere's life and legacy with information about their coffee, as well as advertisements for Elbridge Henry Goss's two-volume biography of Paul Revere, which Howard Spurr partnered with the author to publish. View more info

Image for Antiquities of the State of New York. Being the Results of Extensive Original Surveys and Explorations, with a Supplement on the Antiquities of the West

Antiquities of the State of New York. Being the Results of Extensive Original Surveys and Explorations, with a Supplement on the Antiquities of the West

By: Squier, E.G.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Geo. H. Derby and Co.: 1851

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266906

Condition: Good


First edition. Some loss from corners and along front joint, light stain on top corner of first few pages, front endpaper, and front board. 1851 Hard Cover. vi, 343 pp. 8vo. Includes fourteen plates and eighty wood engravings. From the preface: ... originally published in the Second Volume of the 'Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge,' in a form far too costly to be generally accessible... its officers have liberally assented to their republication in the present form, and permitted the use of the original plates and engravings... In preparing this edition, the author has added largely to th... View more info

Image for A Narrative of the Manner in which the Campaign against the Indians, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-One, Was Conducted, under the Command of Major General St. Clair, together with His Observations on the Statements of the Secretary of War and the Quarter Master General, Relative Thereto, and the Reports of the Committees Appointed to Inquire into the Causes of the Failure Thereof: Taken from the Files of the House of Representatives in Congress.

A Narrative of the Manner in which the Campaign against the Indians, in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-One, Was Conducted, under the Command of Major General St. Clair, together with His Observations on the Statements of the Secretary of War and the Quarter Master General, Relative Thereto, and the Reports of the Committees Appointed to Inquire into the Causes of the Failure Thereof: Taken from the Files of the House of Representatives in Congress.

By: St. Clair, Arthur

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Jane Aitken: 1812

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289636

Condition: Fair


First edition. Amateur repair - new cloth laid over most of boards, free endpapers affixed to paste-downs. Edges of boards and a few pages rubbed. A good candidate for restoration - the original cloth spine appears intact beneath the repair, the boards are original and only marred by a small handwritten label on the front. 1812 Hard Cover. xix, [21], 273, [1] pp. 4to. Includes twenty pages of subscribers, providing an interesting glimpse at some of the well read citizenry of the day. Howes S-24: Attempts to vindicate his surprise and rout by Ohio Indians. Sabin 75020: A narrative of the terrib... View more info

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A History of Presidential Elections

By: Stanwood, Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company: 1884

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293259

Condition: Good


First edition. 1908 article on the Republican National Convention affixed to front endpapers and flyleaf. Ink name on front endpaper, rear hinge loosening, ink spots on page ridges. 1884 Hard Cover. CONTENTS: The Electoral System; The First Election; Washington's Second Election; John Adams; Jefferson and Burr; Jefferson Re-Elected; James Madison; An Election in War Time; The Fourth Virginia President; The Era of Good Feelings; The Second Adams; Jackson's Triumph; Jackson's Second Election; Van Buren; The Harrison Campaign; The First 'Dark Horse'; The Second Whig Victory; The Democrats Reunite... View more info

Image for The Gloucester Fire Department. Its History and Work from 1793 to 1893. The Old Machines, Fire Clubs, Hand Engines, Steamers, etc., etc., and the Part Each Performed in Fighting Fires, with a Record of Fires from 1656 to 1893.

The Gloucester Fire Department. Its History and Work from 1793 to 1893. The Old Machines, Fire Clubs, Hand Engines, Steamers, etc., etc., and the Part Each Performed in Fighting Fires, with a Record of Fires from 1656 to 1893.

By: Steam Fire Association, Gloucester, Mass.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Procter Brothers: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2070466

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front hinge just starting. 1892 Hard Cover. viii, 275 pp. 8vo. Blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Three pages of tables follow text. Photographic frontispiece of chief engineer Charles S. Marchant, photographic portraits and several illustrations of early fire trucks (including the Silsby). A one-hundred year account of firefighting in Gloucester, Massachusetts, detailing fire laws and regulations, clubs and departments, historical records of fires, descriptions of various types of firefighting equipment and its use throughout history, development of firefighting technologies, et... View more info

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Steeplechase, Hunt and Pony Racing Association Racing Calendar 1894.

By: Steeplechase, Hunt and Pony Racing Association

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Thos. G. Hall: 1894

Seller ID: 1943250

Condition: Very Good


Front free endpaper detached but included, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1894 Hard Cover. 199 pp. Original red cloth, gilt stamped titles. An annual 'calendar' released by the horse and pony racing organization, which continues to exist, though it has undergone a number of name changes in its history. It would more rightly be called an 'annual', and models itself after the British publications on the subject. Includes information on officers and members (including several notable names), register of horses over a four-year period, certificates of height, gross winnings of stables, names o... View more info

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Tell It All: The Story of a Life's Experience in Mormonism. An Autobiography

By: Stenhouse, T.B.H.; Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Price: $125.00

Publisher: A.D. Worthington & Co.: 1875

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2283766

Condition: Very Good


1875 printing. Front and end matter and a few other pages foxed, corners a bit rubbed. xxx, 623, [1] pp. 8vo. Frontispiece steel engraved portrait of the author and full-page engravings. A memoir by a wife and mother who was oppressed by the Mormon sect. Introductory preface by Harriet Beecher Stowe (abolitionist and author of Uncle Tom's Cabin), in which she argues that the new task of civilization now that slavery has been abolished, is to reverse the degradation of womanhood and motherhood, and to raise women up so they are no longer viewed as subservient or inferior. View more info

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Home Scenes and Home Sounds; or, The World from My Window.

By: Stephens, H. Marion

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Fetridge and Company.: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2077476

Condition: Good


First edition. Rear free endpaper and front flyleaf removed, frontispiece & tissue guard foxed, pencil name on front endpaper. 1854 Hard Cover. 288 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories and verse, some of which was originally published separately in periodicals. The first sort, entitled 'The Maniac's Curse - A Legend of Wyoming' is an early appearance of the name Wyoming, which would not officially become a separately named territory until fourteen years later (the name was originally made famous by the poem 'Gertrude of Wyoming', written in 1809 by Thomas Campbell). View more info

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A Call from Death to Life, Being an Account of the Suffering of Marmaduke Stephenson, William Robinson, and Mary Dyer, in New England, in the Year 1659.

By: Stephenson, Marmaduke

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Privately Reprinted / Knowles, Anthony & Co., Printers: 1865

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2265020

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #78 of 100 copies, hand-numbered on copyright page with initial M in same hand immediately beneath. Rebound in half leather with paper covered boards, gilt titles, top edge gilt, new endpapers matching boards. Original wrappers bound in. Front endpaper repaired at binding, Rene Lalique bookplate bearing the name Emilie mounted on front paste-down endpaper, bibliographic statements clipped from two references tipped in on front flyleaf, two related articles laid in. Spine faded. 1865 Half-Leather. 47, [1] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of John Endecott. Sabin 91318: Reprint... View more info