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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

By: Toland, M.B.M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1890

Seller ID: 1796892

Condition: Very Good


Corners lightly rubbed, a few faint spots on boards. 1890 Hard Cover. 62 pp. 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

Image for 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]

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

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A Tramp Abroad

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company: 1879

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285025

Condition: Good


1880 printing of BAL 3386. Binding repaired, edges rubbed with minimal loss from corners, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1879 Hard Cover. 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

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Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old. Now First Published in Complete Form.

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The American Publishing Company: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288753

Condition: Good


First edition, second state (BAL 3364). Edges rubbed, boards and a few pages a bit soiled, ink name stamp on front endpaper. 1875 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 320 pp. Blue cloth, gilt and black titles and decorations. A collection of short stories, with one nonfiction piece (The Case of George Fisher), by the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, known for his satirical works and his honest look at American society. View more info

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Mark Twain's Sketches, New and Old. Now First Published in Complete Form.

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Price: $120.00

Publisher: The American Publishing Company: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288754

Condition: Fair


First edition, second state (BAL 3364). Edges rubbed, boards a bit soiled, front hinge starting, ink name and address (Maynard Miller, Seneca Falls, N.Y., February 17, 1876) on front flyleaf, light stain to bottom margin. 1875 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 320 pp. Blue cloth, gilt and black titles and decorations. A collection of short stories, with one nonfiction piece (The Case of George Fisher), by the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, known for his satirical works and his honest look at American society. View more info

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A Tramp Abroad

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company: 1879

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2288755

Condition: Very Good


1887 printing of BAL 3386. Front hinge starting, pencil notes on front endpapers, frontispiece lightly foxed. 1879 Hard Cover. 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

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Roughing It

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288764

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state (BAL 3337) with ad on p. 592. Edges rubbed (fore edge exposed), single gathering sprung, a few pages faintly foxed. 1872 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 591, [7] pp. 8vo. Two engraved frontispieces, six plates in text. Numerous engravings throughout. Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature written by American humorist Mark Twain. It was written during 1870–71 and published in 1872 as a prequel to his first book Innocents Abroad. This book tells of Twain's adventures prior to his pleasure cruise related in In... View more info

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Roughing It

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288765

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first state (BAL 3337), one of two variants, this example including the ad on p. 592. Corners exposed, 1 inch tear on spine head, dime-sized spot on front board,. 1872 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 591, [7] pp. 8vo. Two engraved frontispieces, six plates in text. Numerous engravings throughout. Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature written by American humorist Mark Twain. It was written during 1870–71 and published in 1872 as a prequel to his first book Innocents Abroad. This book tells of Twain's adventures prior t... View more info

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Roughing It

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288767

Condition: Good


First edition, second state (BAL 3337). Edges heavily rubbed with loss from corners, internal split in spine cloth, binding shaken, ink name and owner stamp on prelims (this copy was owned by Seth Jay F. Bush, an impersonator and dramatic and humorous reader from East Kendall, NY). 1872 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 591, [7] pp. 8vo. Two engraved frontispieces, six plates in text. Numerous engravings throughout. Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature written by American humorist Mark Twain. It was written during 1870–71 and publish... View more info

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Sketches. Now First Published in Complete Form.

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Belford & Co.: 1880

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2288770

Condition: Good


Pirated Canadian edition. Spine faded, boards a bit rubbed, binding shaken but repaired by previous owner. 1880 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 319, [1] pp. 8vo. Dark brown cloth, gilt titles. A collection of short stories, with one nonfiction piece (The Case of George Fisher), by the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, known for his satirical works and his honest look at American society. View more info

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Sketches. Now First Published in Complete Form.

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Slemin & Higgins: 1880

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2288772

Condition: Good


Pirated Canadian edition. Boards a bit rubbed and soiled, cloth splitting along rear joint, rear endpaper absent, a few pages lightly foxed. 1880 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 319, [1] pp. 8vo. Brown cloth, gilt titles. A collection of short stories, with one nonfiction piece (The Case of George Fisher), by the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, known for his satirical works and his honest look at American society. View more info

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Sketches New and Old (American Rights)

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company / Watson Gill: 1893

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2288773

Condition: Very Good


Later edition with Jumping Frog cover, ad for Tom Sawyer follows text (BAL 3651). One gathering sprung, gift note tipped in on front flyleaf. 1893 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 316, [2] pp. Brown cloth, gilt, green and black titles and decorations, floral endpapers. A collection of short stories, with one nonfiction piece (The Case of George Fisher), by the author of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, known for his satirical works and his honest look at American society. View more info

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The £1,000,000 Bank-Note [One Million Pound Banknote]

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289640

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine toned, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1893 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 260, [2], 9, [3] pp. 8vo. BAL 3436. A collection of short stories by American humorist and satirical novelist Mark Twain, best known for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The story from which the collection takes its name follows protagonist Henry Adams as he tries to figure out how to use a large bank note given to him by wealthy benefactors. Includes: The £1,000,000 Bank-Note; Mental Telegraphy; A Cure for the Blues; The Enemy Conquered; or, Love Triumphant; Abou... View more info

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The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-day [Today]

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]; Warner, Charles Dudley

Price: $175.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company / F.G. Gilman & Co.: 1874

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2288750

Condition: Very Good


Early printing of BAL 3357. Rebacked with original black morocco spine labels laid down, new gilt rules. Edges rubbed, corners exposed. Includes fold-out with tear along one panel repaired with Japanese tissue. 1874 Full-Leather. xvi, [17]-574, [2] pp. 8vo. First published in 1873, The Gilded Age is both a biting satire and a revealing portrait of post-Civil War America -- an age of corruption when crooked land speculators, ruthless bankers, and dishonest politicians voraciously took advantage of the nation's peacetime optimism. With his characteristic wit and perception, Mark Twain and his co... View more info

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The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-day [Today]

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]; Warner, Charles Dudley

Price: $75.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company: 1874

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2288751

Condition: Good


Early printing of BAL 3357. Only one imprint on title page. Includes fold-out with several Japanese tissue repairs on reverse. Rebacked with original backstrip laid down, boards rubbed. 1874 Hard Cover. xvi, [17]-574, [2] pp. 8vo. First published in 1873, The Gilded Age is both a biting satire and a revealing portrait of post-Civil War America -- an age of corruption when crooked land speculators, ruthless bankers, and dishonest politicians voraciously took advantage of the nation's peacetime optimism. With his characteristic wit and perception, Mark Twain and his collaborator, Charles Dudley ... View more info

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The Gilded Age: A Tale of To-day [Today]

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]; Warner, Charles Dudley

Price: $50.00

Publisher: American Publishing Company: 1874

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2288752

Condition: Good


Early printing of BAL 3357. Lacks fold-out. Edges rubbed (through on portions of fore edge), front board lightly stained, cloth just beginning to split on rear joint, front hinge just starting, light stain on marginal corner of a few pages. McKays bookstore ad laid in. 1874 Hard Cover. xvi, [17]-574, [2] pp. 8vo. First published in 1873, The Gilded Age is both a biting satire and a revealing portrait of post-Civil War America -- an age of corruption when crooked land speculators, ruthless bankers, and dishonest politicians voraciously took advantage of the nation's peacetime optimism. With his... View more info

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The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages

By: Twain, Mark [Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Charles L. Webster and Company: 1890

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2288756

Condition: Very Good


1890 printing of BAL 3402. Front hinge reinforced with cloth tape, boards lightly rubbed. We have more books available by this author!. 411, [5] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles, gold and black decorations. Tom Canty has always wanted to be rich, until he meets the Prince of Wales - and they switch places! Tom quickly finds out that being rich and powerful isn't nearly as fun as he'd hoped. Now he wants his old life back, but the real prince has disappeared! ILLUSTRATIONS: The Little Prince of Poverty Passed In; The Two Went and STood Side by Side Before a Great Mirror; Name Thy Name -- Who A... View more info

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The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages

By: Twain, Mark [Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company: 1882

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288759

Condition: Fair


First edition, second state (BAL 3402). Binder's copy. Binding loose in several places, boards rubbed, corners exposed, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1882 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 411, [5] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles, gold and black decorations. Tom Canty has always wanted to be rich, until he meets the Prince of Wales - and they switch places! Tom quickly finds out that being rich and powerful isn't nearly as fun as he'd hoped. Now he wants his old life back, but the real prince has disappeared! ILLUSTRATIONS: The Little Prince of Poverty Passed In; T... View more info

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Incidents of Travel to California, across the Great Plains; together with the Return Trips through Central America and Jamaica; to which are added Sketches of the Author's Life.

By: Udell, John

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Printed for the Author at the Sentinel Office: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289780

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rebound with new end sheets. Foxed throughout with some transfer, ink ownership stamp of Amos Weiss on a couple pages. 1856 Hard Cover. viii, [9], 302, [6] pp. 8vo. Frontispiece portrait of author. Howes U-3. Sabin 97663. Early accounts of California and the gold rush, Salt Lake City and the Mormons, the Pacific (i.e. transcontinental) railroad, Nicaragua, Panama, and Jamaica. Also included is the Declaration of Independence in its entirety. Udell was a farmer and Baptist preacher who made the journey to California four times, returning by sea the first three times, and remainin... View more info