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Image for Ptomains, Leucomains, Toxins and Antitoxins: or The Chemical Factors in the Causation of Disease.

Ptomains, Leucomains, Toxins and Antitoxins: or The Chemical Factors in the Causation of Disease.

By: Vaughan, Victor C.; Novy, Frederick G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lea Brothers & Co.: 1896

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2036386

Condition: Good


Third edition, revised and enlarged. Stain on top corner, ink name stamp on front endpapers. 1896 Hard Cover. xii, 604, 16 pp. 8vo. A study of poisons and chemicals attributed as causes of disease. Bibliography and index follow text. Garrison-Morton 712. View more info

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Yankee Girls in Zulu Land

By: Vescelius-Sheldon, Louise

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Worthington Co.: 1888

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2201265

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Formerly loose gathering now repaired, faint pencil name on front flyleaf, very faint water stains and 1 x 3/4 inch bookseller sticker inside rear board. 1888 Hard Cover. 287 pp. A presentation of one woman's experience in Africa, with a strong focus on incorporating racial tensions. View more info

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Annals of a Fortress [Translated from the French Histoire d'une Forteresse]

By: Viollet-le-Duc, E.; Bucknall, Benjamin

Price: $75.00

Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266236

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Rear endpaper split along hinge but binding not at all loose. Pencil name and date (Aug 9 1888) on front endpaper. 1876 Hard Cover. xv, 390 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt castle illustration on front board. A work on military fortifications in the context of France, with mentions of various sieges, the evolution of fortress construction, and the town of La Roche-Pont as fortified by Errard de Bar-le-Duc and M. Vauban. Viollet-le-Duc was no st... View more info

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Alexandra Feodorowna, Empress of Russia, in Two Volumes [Feodorovna]

By: von Grimm, A. Th. [August Theodor]; Lady Wallace

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Edmonston and Douglas: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283852

Condition: Good


First edition. Hinges repaired by previous owner, edges and front and end matter foxed, bottom corner of front free endpaper of each volume clipped. 1870 Hard Cover. Complete in two volumes. xv, [1], 325, [3]; viii, 424 pp. 8vo. A biography of Alexandra Feodorowna (Charlotte of Prussia), the wife of Tsar Nicholas II. The work was written by a teacher to the Romanovs, who worked first for Alexander II, then for Nicholas I. It was originally published in Leipzig just six ... View more info

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Vortrage und Reden von Hermann von Helmholtz: Zugleich Dritte Auflage der 'Popularen Wissenschaftlichen Vortrage' des Verfassers. Erster und Zweiter Band.

By: von Helmholtz, Hermann

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Freidrich Vieweg und Sohn.: 1884

Seller ID: 1999482

Condition: Very Good


Boards a bit rubbed & soiled, lightly foxed on a few pages. 1884 Half-Leather. xi, 396; ix, 380 pp. Two volumes in one. 8vo. Maroon morocco spine & corners over light red cloth boards, gilt titles, green endpapers. A collection of Hermann von Helmholtz's lectures and speeches. von Helmholtz was a German physician, and an important figure in ophthalmology specifically, and the physiology of perception in general. He also made contributions to advancements in the sciences ... View more info

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The Illustrated History of All Nations, From the Creation of the World to the Present Time

By: Von Muller, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bradley, Dayton, and Company: 1861

Seller ID: 2205521

Condition: Very Good


Professional rebacked with new corners, includes numerous engravings. Edges rubbed, pages faintly foxed with a few light stains, ink stamp. 1861 Large Hardcover. xxviii, 1366 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Book I. From the origin of the human race to the age of the Trojan War; Book II. From the first rise of republican governments to the time of Solon; Book III. Sources of the Grecian History; Book IV. Revolutions in Greece from the age of Solon to the conquests of the Roma... View more info

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A Compendium of Astronomy; Intended to Simplify and Illustrated the Principles of the Science, and Give a Concise View of the Motions and Aspects of the Great Heavenly Luminaries; Adapted to the Use of Common Schools, as well as Higher Seminaries. (Stereotype Edition)

By: Vose, John

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Carter, Hendee & Co.: 1834

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2130413

Condition: Fair


Light stain to bottom half of boards & pages (does not affect legibility), edges rubbed with 1 inch chip from spine head, front free endpaper removed, lightly foxed throughout. 1834 Hard Cover. viii, 184 pp. 12mo. Leather spine, printed paper over boards. Eight fold-out plates follow text, depicting various aspects of the solar system (planets, the moon, patterns of orbit, stars, constellations, etc.). A guide to basic astronomy for the use of students. Includes an intro... View more info

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The Annual Register, or A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1791

By: W. Otridge and Son

Price: $50.00

Publisher: W. Otridge and Son; R. Faulder; J. Cuthell; Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe; J. Nunn; R. Lea; Lackington, Allen, and Co.; E. Jeffery: 1810

Seller ID: 2200982

Condition: Fair


Most of spine leather absent. Formerly the property of Lenox Library (bookplate dated Feb. 1874 on front paste-down). Front board detached, cover wear, page ridges lightly foxed, text unmarked and binding remains sound. 1810 Hard Cover. 216; 238; 199. 8 1/2 x 5 3/8. 8vo. Original quarter-leather, marbled boards. Paginated in three separate sections, topics include History of Europe; Chronicle; State Papers; Characters; Natural History; Useful Projects; Antiquities; Misce... View more info

Image for Pathology, Founded on the Natural System of Anatomy and Physiology; A Philosophical Sketch, in which the Natural Classification of Diseases, and the Distinction between Morbid and Curative Symptoms, Afforded by Pain or its Absence, Are Pointed Out; as well as the Errors of Homoeopathy and Other Hypotheses. [Homeopathy]

Pathology, Founded on the Natural System of Anatomy and Physiology; A Philosophical Sketch, in which the Natural Classification of Diseases, and the Distinction between Morbid and Curative Symptoms, Afforded by Pain or its Absence, Are Pointed Out; as well as the Errors of Homoeopathy and Other Hypotheses. [Homeopathy]

By: Walker, Alexander

Price: $135.00

Publisher: J. & H.G. Langley: 1842

Seller ID: 2009227

Condition: Near Fine


Former copy of the Union Philosophical Society of Dickinson College, with their bookplate on front endpaper and sticker on spine. The bookplate lists two donors for this copy: J.W. Barrett of Berwick, and A.S. Hank. Small dealer bookplate (J. Pancoast) also on front endpaper. Lightly foxed. 1842 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 186, 24 pp. 12mo, bound in sixes. A work attempting to sketch the outlines of a natural system of Pathology. This... View more info

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The Complete Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation

By: Walton, Izaak; Cotton, Charles; Lowell, James Russell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, and Company: 1889

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2172099

Condition: Near Fine


1898 printing. Spine & board edges faded, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1889 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. lxxvi, 465 pp. 8vo. 'First published in 1653, Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler celebrates the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. Walton infused his work with anecdotes and commentaries on catching and preparing everything from carp to trout, chub to pike. The Compleat Angler is as fresh and relevant today as it was two a... View more info

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Harper's New Monthly Magazine (No. 562, March 1897)

By: Warner, Charles Dudley; Hutton, Laurence, et al

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1897

Seller ID: 2200983

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1897 Magazine. 28, [3], [498]-654, [2], 1-4, 29-96 pp. Printed wrappers. CONTENTS: Love And Death (illustration) - Howard Pyle; Love and Death (poem) - Howard Pyle; The Awakening of a Nation, Part II - Charles F. Lummis; Separ's Vigilante: A Story - Owen Wister; Astronomical Progress of the Century - Henry Smith Williams; Perdita: A Story - Hildegarde Hawthorne; The Unreturning: A Poem - Margaret E. Sangster; Mrs. Henry G. Marquand - E.A. Alexander; La G... View more info

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Physical Education and the Preservation of Health.

By: Warren, John C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: William D. Ticknor & Company: 1846

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2012651

Condition: Very Good


Rebound in new wrappers with new endpapers. Author and title with date in pencil on front wrapper. 1846 Soft Cover. iv, 90 pp. 12mo, bound in sixes. Plain buff wrappers, sewn binding. Hoolihan 3714.1: Warren's earlier essay on the subject, with the addition of eight sections on digestion, exercise, sleep, bathing, tobacco use, etc. Hoolihan states, in reference to the original edition: The Lecture is an early publication of Warren's August 1830 address to the Americana I... View more info

Image for The Justice's Manual: Or, A Summary of the Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace, In the State of New-York; Containing a Variety of Practical Forms, Adapted to Cases Civil and Criminal

The Justice's Manual: Or, A Summary of the Powers and Duties of Justices of the Peace, In the State of New-York; Containing a Variety of Practical Forms, Adapted to Cases Civil and Criminal

By: Waterman, Thomas G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Websters and Skinners: 1829

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2199444

Condition: Good


Second edition. Boards rubbed, a few tears to spine head & foot, pages lightly foxed. 1829 Full-Leather. 294 pp. An early 19th century work of judicial law, focusing on the statutes applicable within New York State. CONTENTS: Part I - Of the powers and duties of Justices of the Peace, under the provisions of title 4, of Chapter 2, of part 3 of the Revised Statutes, entitled, of Courts held by Justices of the Peace; Part II - Of the powers and duties of Justices of the Pe... View more info

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A True Relation Concerning the Estate of New-England as it was Presented to His Matie.

By: Waters, Henry F.; Banks, Charles E.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: David Clapp & Son: 1886

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2008085

Condition: Very Good


Lightly toned. 1886 Stapled Binding. 15, [1] pp. Stapled binding, pink wrappers, black stamped titles. A transcription from three copies of a manuscript written about 1634, found in the British Museum. Transcribed by Henry F. Waters, A.M., with notes by Charles E. Banks, M.D. Reprinted from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register for January, 1886. View more info

Image for Public Health Papers and Reports Volume XX [20], Presented at the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Montreal, Canada, September 25-28, 1894, together with Other Papers and an Abstract of the Records and Proceedings - Quarterly Series, Volume I [1]

Public Health Papers and Reports Volume XX [20], Presented at the Twenty-Second Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Montreal, Canada, September 25-28, 1894, together with Other Papers and an Abstract of the Records and Proceedings - Quarterly Series, Volume I [1]

By: Watson, Irving A.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Republican Press Association: 1895

Seller ID: 2161038

Condition: Very Good


Front hinge starting. 1895 Hard Cover. iv, 843 pp. A collection of several dozen papers by various authors, including works on diphtheria, tuberculosis, yellow fever, etc. Index follows text. View more info

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The Improvement of the Mind. with Corrections, Questions and Supplement.

By: Watts, Isaac; Emerson, Joseph

Price: $50.00

Publisher: James Loring: 1833

Seller ID: 2262520

Condition: Good


Revised stereotype edition. Spine faded and dried with some loss from paper label, boards rubbed, pages foxed throughout, loss from a couple pages along margin, does not result in any loss of text. 1833 Small Hard Cover. xv, [1], 234 pp. 12mo. Leather spine with paper label, paper over boards stamped with black titles and decorations. A collection of writings on the function of the mind, the importance of knowledge and memory, the value of observation, reading, conversat... View more info

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The Elements of Political Economy

By: Wayland, Francis

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Gould & Lincoln: 1858

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2203545

Condition: Good


1858 reprint of the work originally printed in 1837. Edges rubbed with minimal loss along rear edge of spine, front free endpaper removed, minor ink note on rear endpaper. xii, 406, [26] pp. 8vo. A 19th century work of economics discussing production, capital, labor, the use of tools and technology to increase efficiency, commercial legislation, bartering and trade, currency (both coins and paper), banks, wages, interest rates, land ownership and rent, consumption, taxat... View more info

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Sixes and Sevens

By: Weatherly, F.E. [Weatherley]

Price: $40.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co.:

Seller ID: 2201411

Condition: Good


No date, circa 1880. One gathering loose, edges rubbed. 64 pp. Chromolithographs throughout. Original paper over boards with cloth spine. A collection of children's verse accompanied by beautiful color illustrations by Jane M. Dealy. View more info

Image for The Great Orations and Senatorial Speech of Daniel Webster, Comprising Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson; First Settlement of New England; Bunker Hill Monument; Reply to Hayne.

The Great Orations and Senatorial Speech of Daniel Webster, Comprising Eulogy on Adams and Jefferson; First Settlement of New England; Bunker Hill Monument; Reply to Hayne.

By: Webster, Daniel

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Wilbur M. Hayward: 1853

Seller ID: 2184297

Condition: Good


Wrappers toned, loss along spine edges, top corner lightly stained, a few pages lightly foxed. 1853 Soft Cover. 111, [1] pp. Printed wrappers, sewn binding. A collection of speeches by the senator, influential statesman, and key leader of the Whig Party. View more info

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The Elementary Spelling Book: Being an Improvement on the American Spelling Book.

By: Webster, Noah

Price: $35.00

Publisher: G.F. Cooledge & Brother: 1843

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2268648

Condition: Very Good


Last revised edition. Edges a bit rubbed, light to moderate foxing throughout. 1843 Hard Cover. 168, [2] pp. Cloth spine, printed paper over boards. Noah Webster's classic spelling handbook for the young reader. Webster is, of course, most well-known for his work on what is now simply called Webster's Dictionary, which solidified our modern idea of how a dictionary should be arranged. View more info

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The Discoveries of America to the Year 1525

By: Weise, Arthur James

Price: $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2084323

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards rubbed with some loss from spine head & foot, spine a bit stained. One fold-out map still included in pocket inside rear board, other two missing. 1883 Hard Cover. xii, 380 pp. 8vo. An account of early American exploration by the Spanish, Portuguese, French, and English. Includes fold-out maps and nine maps in text. View more info

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Uncle Sam's Palace; or, The Reigning King

By: Wellmont, Emma

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Benjamin B. Mussey and Company: 1853

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1964230

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine lightly sunned, one gathering sprung but holding nicely, pencil gift note on front endpaper. 1853 Hard Cover. 308 pp. 8vo. Original cloth with elaborate blind-stamped decorations, gilt titles & floral borders on spine. Engraved frontispiece of 'The Old Liquor Store', several engraved plates in text, by 'Billings'. A temperance novel telling the story of Mr. Samuel Beals Jr., or 'Uncle Sam', the owner of a wholesale liquor business, and depicted as bu... View more info

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An Epitome of Human Histology For the Use of Students in Connection with Lectures and Laboratory Work

By: Weysse, Arthur W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green and Co: 1898

Seller ID: 1534300

Condition: Very Good


1898 Large Hardcover. 90 pp. 9 3/4 x 6 1/2. CONTENTS: Definitions; The Cell; Cell Multiplication; Epithelial Tissues; Connective Tissues; Muscular Tissue; Nervous Tissue; The Skeletal System; The Muscular System; The Peripheral Nervous System; The Skin and Its Appendages; The Circulatory System; The Respiratory System; The Digestive System; The Excretory System; The Reproductive System; The Central Nervous System; The Special Sense Organs. View more info

Image for The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, As Pleasingly Exemplified in Many Instances, Wherein the Serious Ones of This Earth, Carefully Exasperated, Have Been Prettily Spurred on to Unseemliness and Indiscretion, While Overcome by an Undue Sense of Right

The Gentle Art of Making Enemies, As Pleasingly Exemplified in Many Instances, Wherein the Serious Ones of This Earth, Carefully Exasperated, Have Been Prettily Spurred on to Unseemliness and Indiscretion, While Overcome by an Undue Sense of Right

By: Whistler, J. McNeill

Price: $50.00

Publisher: John W. Lovell Co.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199446

Condition: Good


First authorized American edition. Front hinge loosening, boards rubbed. Affixed to the front blanks are newspaper clippings of a review of a later edition of the work, a biographical article about Whistler, and a brief article about the discovery of some of his early work. 1890 Hard Cover. 292 pp. 8vo. Light brown cloth spine, dark brown paper over boards, gilt titles. A publication detailing the legal action Whistler took against critic John Ruskin for disparaging mark... View more info

Image for The Natural History of Selborne; with Observations on Various Parts of Nature; and The Naturalist's Calendar

The Natural History of Selborne; with Observations on Various Parts of Nature; and The Naturalist's Calendar

By: White, Gilbert; Jardine, William; Jesse, Edward

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Henry G. Bohn: 1851

Seller ID: 2200952

Condition: Good


Hinges repaired, boards rubbed, pages toned, spine sunned. 1851 Hard Cover. 416 pp. 7 3/8 x 4 3/4. 40 engravings. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, or just The Natural History of Selborne is a book by pioneering English naturalist and ornithologist Gilbert White first published in 1789. It has been continuously in print since then, with nearly 300 editions up to Thames & Hudson's The Illustrated Natural History of Selborne in 2007. This book was a compilat... View more info

Image for A Memoir of Sir Edmund Andros, Knt., Governor of New England, New York and Virginia, &c., &c., with a Portrait.

A Memoir of Sir Edmund Andros, Knt., Governor of New England, New York and Virginia, &c., &c., with a Portrait.

By: Whitmore, William Henry

Price: $500.00

Publisher: T.R. Marvin & Son: 1868

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2008336

Condition: Good


Second edition. Front hinge starting, corners faded, boards a bit rubbed. 1868 Hard Cover. xlix, [1] pp. 4to. Black leather spine & corners, marbled boards, red top edge, pink endpapers, gilt titles & rules, printed on laid paper. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Sir Edmund Andros. 1868 reissue, reprinted from the 'Andros Tracts' (Howes A271), published by the Prince Society of Boston. Sabin 103755 also references the Andros Tracts, stating that Whitmore was the editor. View more info

Image for Mother Goose for Grown Folks: A Christmas Reading.

Mother Goose for Grown Folks: A Christmas Reading.

By: Whitney, A.D.T. [Adeline Dutton Train]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Loring, Publisher / Rockwell & Churchill, Printers: 1870

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2262844

Condition: Very Good


Revised and enlarged edition. Boards lightly soiled with faint stain along spine, minor loss from spine head. 1870 Hard Cover. iv, 144 pp. 8vo. Engraved frontispiece, engraved title page precedes printed title, engravings throughout text. A collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes, humorously adapted to the verbosity an adult might have expected from verse in the nineteenth century. The original rhyme, or a portion of it, is offered at the beginning of each section, the... View more info

Image for 1875 Engraving, Warwick Castle, from the West [Warwickshire, England]

1875 Engraving, Warwick Castle, from the West [Warwickshire, England]

By: Whymper

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1875

Seller ID: 1665576

Condition: Near Fine


Matted and ready for framing. An exceptional example. 1875 Print. Matted to 7 1/4 x 10 1/2 (mat measures 11 3/4 x 14 1/4). Illegible engraver's mark in lower left corner. An artistic rendering of the west wall of Warwick Castle. Originally built by William the Conqueror, it has undergone numerous structural and functional changes in its lifetime. It withstood siege during the English Civil War, and remains among the more well-known fortified structures in England. View more info

Image for Scrambles amongst the Alps, and Down the Rhine

Scrambles amongst the Alps, and Down the Rhine

By: Whymper, Edward; Murphy, Blanche

Price: $20.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott & Co.: 1890

Seller ID: 2280372

Condition: Fair


Rear board and edges stained, all silver from front board decoration rubbed away. 1890 Hard Cover. Two books in one volume: 164; 75, [1] pp. Brown cloth, silver & gilt titles & decorations, gilt page ridges. Whymper's narrative details attempts to scale the Matterhorn and other peaks in the Swiss Alps. Murphy's recounts a trip down the Rhine River, with descriptions and illustrations of various points of interest, including many notable examples of architecture (Heidelbe... View more info

Image for The Capitals of the Globe, the Political, Commercial, Artistic and Sacred Capitals of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and the West Indies

The Capitals of the Globe, the Political, Commercial, Artistic and Sacred Capitals of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and the West Indies

By: Wilberforce, Archibald (Editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Peter Fenelon Collier: 1893

Seller ID: 2200530

Condition: Good


Boards toned, one gathering slightly sprung. 1893 Large Hardcover. 586 pp. Folio. Cover depicts images of Paris, London, Africa, Washington, Asia, and Berlin. The Capitals of the Globe, the Political, Commercial, Artistic and Sacred Capitals of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America and the West Indies, with Graphic and Accurate Descriptions of all their Wonders, Shrines, Traditions, Sensations and Treasures... View more info