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Italian Byways (Renaissance in Italy)

By: Symonds, John Addington

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1883

Seller ID: 2198743

Condition: Very Good


Author's edition. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, ink name and date on front flyleaf. 1883 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 318 pp. 8vo. An Italian travelogue by the English poet and cultural critic specializing in the Renaissance, who was friends with Horatio F. Brown, also an Italian historical scholar. Brown later wrote a biography of Symonds based on an autobiography and other materials given to him upon Symonds's death. This volume is one of seven that comprise a set entitled Renaissance in Italy. View more info

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Sketches and Studies in Italy

By: Symonds, John Addington

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Smith, Elder, & Co.: 1879

Seller ID: 2198744

Condition: Good


Front hinge starting, owner bookplate on front endpaper, front and end matter and page ridges lightly foxed. 1879 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [iv], 430, [2] pp. 8vo. An Italian travelogue by the English poet and cultural critic specializing in the Renaissance, who was friends with Horatio F. Brown, also an Italian historical scholar. Brown later wrote a biography of Symonds based on an autobiography and other materials given to him upon Symonds's death. View more info

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Sketches of Italy and Greece.

By: Symonds, John Addington

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Smith, Elder, & Co.: 1874

Seller ID: 2198745

Condition: Very Good


Binding slightly shaken, front and end matter faintly foxed, ink gift note on dedication page, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1874 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [iv], 339, [4] pp. 8vo. An Italian and Greek travelogue by the English poet and cultural critic specializing in the Renaissance, who was friends with Horatio F. Brown, also an Italian historical scholar. Brown later wrote a biography of Symonds based on an autobiography and other materials given to him upon Symonds's death. View more info

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C. Cornelii Taciti Historiarum Libri Quinque: Ad Fidem Optimarum Editionum Expressi. Cum Notis Barbou.

By: Tacitus, Cornelius; Carey, Matthew (Preface)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Impensis M. Carey: 1808

Seller ID: 1951280

Condition: Very Good


Ink note from previous owner on front endpaper ('The property of Otis Hutchins. purchased second hand. August 22d 1815. price 1.00, No. 77'), edges of endpapers toned, top corner of front free endpaper removed. 1808 Full-Leather. iv, 256 pp. Original full leather, red leather spine label, gilt titles & rules. Books 1-4 of Tacitus's histories in the original Latin, taken primarily from the Brotier's edition, with portions from Barbou and Gronovius. Notes by Barbou taken from his 1793 edition. Publius Cornelius Tacitus was a Roman statesman in the first century A.D., whose histories provide an a... View more info

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Boys of Other Countries (Bayard Taylor's Travels) (The Knickerbocker Series)

By: Taylor, Bayard

Price: $5.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1876

Seller ID: 2135067

Condition: Good


1900 reprint. Hinges loosening, boards rubbed & lightly soiled, large closed tear to single text page, ink owner name on front endpaper. 1876 Hard Cover. 164, [4] pp. A selection of world travel stories designed for juvenile readers. Includes engraved illustrations. View more info

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A Physician's Counsels to Woman, in Health and Disease.

By: Taylor, Walter C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: W.J. Holland & Co.: 1875

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2286938

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Boards a bit soiled, light stain to top margin of a few pages. 1875 Hard Cover. 403, [5] pp. 8vo. Hoolihan 3449: Taylor divides his text into four parts. Part I. What makes a woman discusses the sexual physiology of woman from puberty to changing life. Part II. Woman a wife addresses sleeping arrangements with her husband, eugenics, abortion and pregnancy. Part III. The wife a mother concerns nursing and infant care. Part IV. Woman is [sic] disease reviews the causes of female disorders (e.g., tight-lacing, want of exercise, improper nervous excitement), and such disorders as menstrua... View more info

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Poems of Imagination and Fancy

By: Tennyson, Alfred

Price: $175.00

Publisher: E.H. Butler and Co.: 1865

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196776

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edges rubbed, very beginnings of split to top of front joint. 1865 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 124 pp. 8vo. Blind-stamped leather, gilt titles, all edges gilt. This title was also released in brown cloth and green cloth bindings, which are more common. Engraved title page and frontispiece portrait. A collection of poems published during Tennyson's tenure as Poet Laureate. View more info

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Maud and Other Poems

By: Tennyson, Alfred

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Lothrop Publishing Company / Press of S.J. Parkhill: 1884

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2300398

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly rubbed and toned, corners bumped. 1884 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [32 pp.] A vintage (c. 1900) collection of Tennyson's poems, including beautiful uncredited engravings on nearly every page. View more info

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Lady Clare

By: Tennyson, Alfred [Lord]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Porter & Coates: 1884

Seller ID: 2266480

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled, ink name and address on front endpaper. 1884 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Tennyson's poem Lady Clare, with engraved illustrations, printed on rectos of pages only. View more info

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Gems from Tennyson

By: Tennyson, Alfred [Lord]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Porter & Coates: 1888

Seller ID: 2299173

Condition: Near Fine


Surprisingly well-preserved, with only faint soiling to boards, minor abrasion to edge of rear board, and ink gift note on front endpaper (made to look like an envelope sent on Christmas Day, 1893, from Nathaniel Potter to Charles B. Potter of Rochester, New York). 1888 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Original decorated wooden boards, gilt titles and rules, all edges gilt. A collection of verse from the prolific British poet. View more info

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American Modern Practice: or, A Simple Method of Prevention and Cure of Diseases, According to the Latest Improvements and Discoveries, Comprising a Practical System Adapted to the Use of Medical Practitioners of the United States. To which is added, an Appendix, Containing an Account of Many Domestic Remedies Recently Introduced into Practice, and Some Approved Formulae, Applicable to the Diseases of Our Climate.

By: Thacher, James

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Cottons & Barnard / John Cotton, Printer: 1826

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2009213

Condition: Good


Second edition. Boards a bit rubbed, front board scored a number of times (shallow scratches), front free endpaper loose but included, top corner of first few pages lightly stained, pencil notes on endpapers, ink names on front paste-down. 1826 Full-Leather. viii, 796 pp. 8vo. Original full calf, black morocco spine label, gilt titles & rules. 1826 edition, revised from the 1817 original. A medical guide written by the 'first American medical historian' well-known for his later work, American Medical Biography. Hoolihan: 3461: The text of this second edition has been modestly expanded. The sec... View more info

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A Military Journal of the American Revolutionary War, From the Commencement to the Disbanding of the American Army; Comprising a Detailed Account of the Principal Events and Battles of the Revolution, with Their Exact Dates, and a Biographical Sketch of the Most Prominent Generals. to which is added the Life of Washington, His Farewell Address, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States

By: Thacher, James

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Hurlbut, Williams & Company, American Subscription Publishing House: 1862

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2299765

Condition: Very Good


Fourth edition (Sabin 95152, Howes T149: 'best edition'). Stain to top corner of last section of pages, boards rubbed with some splitting to cloth along joints, front matter lightly foxed. 1862 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, [7]-538 pp. 8vo. Hand-colored plates and engraved portraits and illustrations throughout text. An excellent combination of medical and military history, containing the complete military journals of James Thacher, a surgeon during the American Revolution. Arranged chronologically, and packed with great historical information. The majority of ... View more info

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Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $30.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt, Publisher: 1890

Seller ID: 2276795

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1890. Edges rubbed. Binding tight, pages clean and bright. We have more books available by this author!. Original brown half leather: leather spine and corners, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt. Black-and-white frontispiece of Betty Sharp. Thackeray's satirical tale of a middle-class family that takes in a conwoman. View more info

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Fresh Hearts That Failed Three Thousand Years Ago; with Other Things

By: The Author of The New Priest in Conception Bay [Lowell, Robert T.S.]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields: 1860

Seller ID: 2203473

Condition: Good


Bound in preceding front free endpaper is a four-page review of Robert Lowell's work The New Priest in Conception Bay. Front hinge just starting, spine cloth loosening, minor loss from spine head and foot. 1860 Hard Cover. iv, vi, [2], 121, 16 pp. 8vo. A collection of verse by the brother of well-known American Romantic poet James Russell Lowell. View more info

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Female Life Among the Mormons: A Narrative of Many Years' Personal Experience.

By: The Wife of a Mormon Elder, Recently from Utah [Ferris, Mrs. B.G.]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Derby & Jackson: 1856

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1998582

Condition: Good


Early reprint. Several gatherings sprung but holding, boards a bit rubbed, scattered light foxing. 1856 Hard Cover. x, 449 pp., 6-page terminal publisher ad. 12mo. Original green blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles, rules, & decorations on spine. Color frontispiece of Brigham Young and his wives, color plates of a Mormon meeting, the death of the prophet (Joseph Smith), and Salt Lake City. A partially fictionalized anti-Mormon firsthand account of the treatment of women in Mormon society, written by the wife of a Utah Mormon elder. Sabin 24185. View more info

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A History of Greece. in Two Volumes.

By: Thirlwall, Connop

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1845

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206833

Condition: Good


First American edition. Former library copy with only a few marks, ink name and date on front flyleaf, owner bookplate on front endpapers, edges rubbed. 1845 Half-Leather. Complete in two volumes. xxxi, 592; viii, 535 pp. 8vo. Half leather, marbled boards, gilt titles and decorations. A history of Greece from ancient times. View more info

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Town and Country Almanack; or, Complete farmer's calendar, for the year of our Lord 1817

By: Thomas, Isaiah, Jr.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Printed by and for William Manning,: 1817

Seller ID: 2265380

Condition: Fair


Several marginal notes in ink, which appear contemporary. Corners dog-eared. 1817 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [42 pp.] Appears to be incomplete, as OCLC calls for 48 unnumbered pages. An almanac by an important early American printer. View more info

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Recollections of Sixteen Presidents from Washington to Lincoln, in Two Volumes (Edition De Luxe) [Personal]

By: Thompson, Richard W.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Indianapolis: The Bowen-Merrill Company: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2116198

Condition: Near Fine


Edition De Luxe. Spines faintly smudged, ink name on front endpaper of each volume, otherwise an exceptional set. 1894 Hard Cover. viii, 240; 241-438 pp. 8vo. Red cloth, gilt titles, top edge gilt, deckled edges. A collection of biographical accounts of the first sixteen Presidents of the United States of America, with engraved portraits of each. View more info

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Cape Cod (The Writings of H.D. Thoreau) [Henry David]

By: Thoreau, Henry D. [David]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1884

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2262775

Condition: Near Fine


1884 printing. Embossed bookseller stamp on corner of front endpaper, boards lightly rubbed. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 319 pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles, top edge gilt. Thoreau's transcendentalist travel meditation, focused on Cape Cod Massachusetts. Contents: The Shipwreck; Stage Coach Views; The Plains of Nauset; The Beach; The Wellfleet Oysterman; The Beach Again; Across the Cape; The Highland Light; The Sea and the Desert; Provincetown. View more info

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Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places., in Six Volumes - A New Edition, Carefully Revised and Corrected.

By: Thornbury, Walter

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.: 1890

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2271255

Condition: Very Good


Light mottled staining on rear board of first volume, spines and endpapers toned, small tear to corner of rear free endpaper of first volume. 1890 Half-Leather. Green morocco spines and corners over navy blue cloth boards, gilt tiles, gilt and blind-stamped rules and decorations, marbled edges and endpapers, numerous engraved illustrations throughout. View more info

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Legend Laymone: A Poem

By: Toland, M.B.M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1890

Seller ID: 2300633

Condition: Near Fine


Faint stain and pencil mark on front board. Ink name and date on second blank. 1890 Hard Cover. 62 pp. Top page ridge gilt. A romantic poem with wonderful photogravure illustrations by various artists throughout. View more info

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Poems, and Jottings of Itinerancy in Western New-York, in Two Parts [Tooker's Poems]

By: Tooker, Manly

Price: $125.00

Publisher: E. Darrow & Brother: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2202714

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed & inscribed by author in pencil on front endpaper. Front hinge weak, board edges faded, pages lightly foxed. 1860 Hard Cover. iii, 160 pp. Original blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. A collection of poems, together with a sketch of the writer's life and labors, which included numerous appointments within New York State. This section includes interesting details about local political and religious history. View more info

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1879 Broadside Advertisement: 4th of July Festival. Including Martial Music, Singing, Poems, Speeches, Dinner, Fireworks, etc., on the Baptist Parsonage Lawn, Penfield, [New York] July 4th, 1879. Singing by Mr. G.W. Rockefeller and Glee Club. A Warm Dinner from 1 to 2 o'clock, 25 cts. Ice Cream, Lemonade and other refreshments will be furnished on the grounds. Fireworks in the Evening. [Independence Day]

By: Town of Penfield, New York

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Fairport Herald Print.: 1879

Seller ID: 2173001

Condition: Near Fine


Three faint horizontal creases, one vertical crease, faint crease on bottom corner, toned. 1879 Broadside. 6 x 8 7/8. A broadside advertisement printed 85 years after the foundation of the town that has been known as Penfield, New York since 1810 (it was previously called Northfield, changed to Boyle in 1808, and was divided into several towns in 1810). The company that printed the ad, Fairport Herald, was a newspaper that was only 6 years old at the time (it used this name from 1873-1925). The broadside mentions ice cream was served, which is an interesting note given that ice cream was just ... View more info

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Literary Characteristics and Achievements of the Bible.

By: Trail, W.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Poe & Hitchcock / R.P. Thompson, Printer: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265822

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Pencil name and date on front endpaper (John G. Frank, Frankfurt, Dec. 15th 1867). 1863 Hard Cover. 368, [2] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, blind-stamped double borders, gilt spine titles. The author argues that the Bible has promoted literature and the arts, contributed to the intellectual life, diminished people's reliance on superstition, and furthered scientific study. The first section studies the scriptures themselves, and the second section demonstrates the Bible's influence using numerous examples. View more info

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The Drummer Boy

By: Trowbridge, J.T. [John Townsend]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lee and Shepard: 1891

Seller ID: 2290782

Condition: Very Good


Small bookplate on front endpaper, ink owner stamp on front endpaper, ink gift note on front flyleaf, front hinge just beginning to weaken. 1891 Hard Cover. 534 pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt title panels, black titles and decorations, Includes frontispiece and 3 illustrations. Charming story of a drummer boy and his adventures in the Civil War. View more info

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The Mycenaean Age: A Study of the Monuments and Culture of Pre-Homeric Greece

By: Tsountas, Chrestos; Manatt, J. Irving; Dorpfeld, Wilhelm; Newhall, Barker

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262559

Condition: Good


First edition. Amateur tape repairs to front and rear hinges (though these could probably be reversed and done properly), corners rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1897 Hard Cover. xxxi, 417 pp. 8vo. Includes frontispiece, 21 plates, and 169 illustrations in text. Contents include: Preface by J. Irving Manatt; Introduction by Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Dorpfeld; The Fortress-City; The Palace; The Private House and Domestic Life; The Dwellings of the Dead: Shaft-Graves; The Dwellings of the Dead: Beehive and Chamber Tombs; Dress and Personal Adornment; Arms and War; Some Phases of Mycenaean Art; The I... View more info

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company: 1890

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2283605

Condition: Very Good


1890 printing of BAL 3249: No fly-title, plate on p. 59 updated, the word 'Connecticut' omitted from title on front board and spine, broken text on last three lines of p. 72. Small spot on front corner, hinges just starting. We have more books available by this author!. xv, [1], 575, [3] pp. 4to. Illustrations by Dan Beard. A Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician—and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a magician in earnest, stunni... View more info

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Pudd'nhead Wilson

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $125.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company: 1897

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2289653

Condition: Very Good


Early printing of BAL 3442. Tear along binding edge of front free endpaper, bookplate of George A. Oliver on front endpaper, rear hinge just beginning to weaken. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 432 pp. 8vo. First serialized in The Century Magazine between 1893 and 1894, Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson is a murder mystery set before the American Civil War in Missouri, more specifically, on the Mississippi River. During infancy, a light-skinned black baby and a white-skinned baby were switched at birth by a slave mother. Because the black baby grows up thinking he i... View more info

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A Tramp Abroad

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company: 1888

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2272122

Condition: Very Good


1888 printing of BAL 3386. Minor loss of cloth from joints, hinges just beginning to loosen. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, [2], 631, [1] pp. 8vo. Black cloth, gilt titles, brown sprinkled edges. Engraved plates and illustrations throughout. Mark Twain records his hilarious and diverse observations and insights while on a fifteen-month walking trip through Central Europe and the Alps. View more info