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Image for Cobb's Expositor, or, Sequel to the Spelling-Book; Containing about Twelve Thousand of the Most Common Words of the Language; in which each word is accurately spelled, pronounced, divided, and explained, and the primary and secondary accent noted; to which are prefixed Concise Principles of Pronunciation, and Rules for the Accentuation and Division of Words. Designed for the Use of Schools.

Cobb's Expositor, or, Sequel to the Spelling-Book; Containing about Twelve Thousand of the Most Common Words of the Language; in which each word is accurately spelled, pronounced, divided, and explained, and the primary and secondary accent noted; to which are prefixed Concise Principles of Pronunciation, and Rules for the Accentuation and Division of Words. Designed for the Use of Schools.

By: Cobb, Lyman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: J.H. Hickok & Co. / Hickok & Blood.: 1836

Seller ID: 2197848

Condition: Good


Eleventh edition. Boards rubbed with some loss from corners, free endpapers removed, lightly to moderately foxed throughout. 1836 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 216 pp. Leather spine, printed paper over boards. A condensation of a contemporary pronouncing dictionary, designed for the use of schools. Spellers and readers like these were often used by autodidacts to achieve literacy and develop reading and elocution skills (e.g., Frederick Dougla... View more info

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Smull's Legislative Hand Book and Manual of the State of Pennsylvania. 1888.

By: Cochran, Thos. [Thomas] B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: E.K. Meyers, State Printer: 1888

Seller ID: 2267128

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly foxed, pencil note on verso of front free endpaper, pencil scribble on rear free endpaper. 1888 Hard Cover. lxxiii, [5], 729, [1] pp. 8vo. View more info

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Om Limfjordens Tidligere Og Nuvarende Marine Fauna, Med Sarligt Hensyn Til Bloddyrfaunaen

By: Collin, Jonas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kjobenhavn: 1884

Seller ID: 2067028

Condition: Good


Wrappers toned, minor loss from spine head & foot, light stain to base of plate page. 1884 Trade Paperback. 168, [1] pp. Danish text on marine biology. View more info

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Cooper's Novels, in Thirty-Three Volumes (New Edition)

By: Cooper, J. Fenimore

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: Stringer & Townsend: 1854

Seller ID: 1797797

Condition: Very Good


Corners & spine rubbed with some loss of gilt, front & end matter of a few volumes lightly foxed. Interiors exceptionally well preserved. Spine labels professionally replaced in emulation of original style. An excellent set. 1854 Half-Leather. Complete in thirty-three volumes. 12mo. 65 volumes in 33. Sewn bindings. Butterscotch leather spines & corners over marbled boards, marbled endpapers. An apparent variant of the set referenced in Spiller & Blackburn's bibliography ... View more info

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History of Clarendon, from 1810 to 1888.

By: Copeland, David Sturges

Price: $95.00

Publisher: The Courier Company, Printers.: 1889

Seller ID: 2178564

Condition: Very Good


Boards a bit rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1889 Hard Cover. x, 382 pp. 8vo. Nearly 80 years of history related to Clarendon, New York, written by a long-time resident who operated a general store in town. View more info

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Cornell's Primary Geography, Forming Part First of a Systematic Series of School Geographies.

By: Cornell, S.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1875

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2203169

Condition: Fair


Loss from spine head and corner of rear board, boards rubbed and soiled, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1875 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 99, [1] pp. Includes black and white engraved illustrations throughout, as well as a number of maps hand-outlined in color. View more info

Image for Cornell's Companion Atlas to Cornell's High School Geography: Comprising a Complete Set of Maps, Designed for the Student to Memorize, together with Numerous Maps for Reference, Etc.

Cornell's Companion Atlas to Cornell's High School Geography: Comprising a Complete Set of Maps, Designed for the Student to Memorize, together with Numerous Maps for Reference, Etc.

By: Cornell, S.S.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1864

Seller ID: 2262494

Condition: Very Good


1864 printing. Boards toned and lightly rubbed, ink named and town on front endpaper (dated Jan 1st 1865), small newspaper clipping mounted on opposite endpaper, endpapers lightly foxed, cube sketched in pencil on rear endpaper. We have more books available by this author!. [36], 8 pp. A collection of hand-colored maps, some of which are different from modern maps in interesting ways: e.g., a map of Canada labeling portions as Hudson Bay Company's Territory; a United Sta... View more info

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Another Brownie Book (Our Second Book)

By: Cox, Palmer

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Century Co. / The De Vinne Press: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261983

Condition: Fair


First edition. Spine and binding repaired, with previous repairs by an earlier owner evident along binding of first few pages, boards rubbed, chip from top corner of one contents page, two pieces of tape on pages 11 and 12. 1890 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1], 144 pp. The second in the popular Brownies book series. The Brownies is a series of publications by Canadian illustrator and author Palmer Cox, based on names and elements from Ce... View more info

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The Brownies Through the Union (Our Fifth Book)

By: Cox, Palmer

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Century Co. / The De Vinne Press: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261986

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards rubbed, hinges just beginning to weaken, ink name and date on ownership page. 1895 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1], 144 pp. The fourth in the popular Brownies book series. The Brownies is a series of publications by Canadian illustrator and author Palmer Cox, based on names and elements from Celtic mythology and traditional highland Scottish stories told to Cox by his grandmother. Illustrations with verse aimed at c... View more info

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Tales of a Traveller

By: Crayon, Geoffrey [Irving, Washington]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam Sons: 1865

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2264526

Condition: Very Good


Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1865 Hard Cover. vi, 530, [4] pp. 16mo. The author's revised edition, complete in one volume. Original green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Engraved title page with illustration precedes printed title page. A collection of short stories by the author of Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, etc. Includes: STRANGE STORIES BY A NERVOUS GENTLEMAN: The Great Unknown; The Hunting-Dinner; The Adventure of My Uncle; The Adventure o... View more info

Image for Divine Amusement Volume 3 [Three]: A Select Collection of Psalms and Hymns as Sung at All the Principal Churches, Chapels and Dissenting Congregations, to Which is Added Kent's Favorite Jubilate, the Whole Property Adapted for the Voice, Piano Forte or Organ

Divine Amusement Volume 3 [Three]: A Select Collection of Psalms and Hymns as Sung at All the Principal Churches, Chapels and Dissenting Congregations, to Which is Added Kent's Favorite Jubilate, the Whole Property Adapted for the Voice, Piano Forte or Organ

By: Curtis, T. (Thomas)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: J. Balls, 408 Oxford Street: 1815

Seller ID: 2200533

Condition: Good


No date, early 1800s. Boards rubbed, pages toned, endpapers foxed, pencil name and brief notes on front endpaper. 1815 Hard Cover. 48 pp, 2-page index. Original marbled boards, leather spine, linen endpapers. View more info

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Historical Letters on the First Charter of Massachusetts Government.

By: Cushing, Abel

Price: $150.00

Publisher: J.N. Bang, Printer: 1839

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2007120

Condition: Good


First edition. Front joint cracked, spine label absent, boards a bit rubbed, early catalog listing for book clipped and mounted on front endpaper. 1839 Hard Cover. 204 pp. 18mo, bound in sixes. Brown cloth. An account of religious persecutions perpetrated by the Puritan founders of the earliest American colonies. From the preface: History had long shown that no sovereignty, christian or pagan, could ever establish religion by law without persecution; yet our sovereign an... View more info

Image for The First Sermon ever Preached in New England; the First Printed and the Oldest American Discourse Extant, 1621. With a Curious Account of the New England Country, Indians, Adventurers, &c. by the Same Author, and a Sketch of His Life. Also, the First Prayer Meeting and the First Thanksgiving on the 'Wild New England Shore.' [The Sin and Danger of Self-Love, a Discourse Delivered at Plymouth, in New-England, 1621.]

The First Sermon ever Preached in New England; the First Printed and the Oldest American Discourse Extant, 1621. With a Curious Account of the New England Country, Indians, Adventurers, &c. by the Same Author, and a Sketch of His Life. Also, the First Prayer Meeting and the First Thanksgiving on the 'Wild New England Shore.' [The Sin and Danger of Self-Love, a Discourse Delivered at Plymouth, in New-England, 1621.]

By: Cushman, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: J.E.D. Comstock: 1858

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2003566

Condition: Fair


Joints loosening, loss from spine & edges, boards rubbed, toned & soiled. 1858 Hard Cover. xvi, 47, [1] pp. 12mo. 1858 reissue of 1621 original. Original boards, blue titles with double rule on front board. Front board and frontispiece feature facsimiles of the names of William Bradford, Myles Standish, and other important settlers in their own hand. Reissue of Sabin 18132, with accounts of the first prayer meeting and the first Thanksgiving added for this edition. View more info

Image for The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1864: Embracing Political, Civil, Military, and Social Affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry

The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1864: Embracing Political, Civil, Military, and Social Affairs; Public Documents; Biography, Statistics, Commerce, Finance, Literature, Science, Agriculture, and Mechanical Industry

By: D. Appleton & Company

Price: $95.00

Publisher: D. Appleton & Company: 1865

Seller ID: 2199366

Condition: Very Good


A bit rubbed, lightly foxed throughout but especially on title page. 1865 Full-Leather. 838 pp. 10 x 6 3/4. Gilt titles, marbled endpapers. U.S. Grant portrait frontispiece plus several illustrations & maps. A contemporary account of various events in the news during the Civil War, both within and outside the U.S. Some entries from the Subject Index include: Geographical Explorations and Discoveries, Gun Cotton, British India, Freedom of the Press, Habeas Corpus, Confede... View more info

Image for Pregi di Pisa Compendiati da Alessandrio da Morrona, Patrizio Pisano per Utilita de Culti Cittadini e Forestieri

Pregi di Pisa Compendiati da Alessandrio da Morrona, Patrizio Pisano per Utilita de Culti Cittadini e Forestieri

By: da Morrona, Alessandro

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Dai Torchj di Ranieri Prosperi: 1816

Seller ID: 2199182

Condition: Good


Fold-out included. Wrapper corners slightly curled, a few faint wrapper creases, ink name on front flyleaf, faint stain to margin of a few pages. 1816 Trade Paperback. lii, 252 pp. Buff wrappers, paper spine label. Engraving precedes text, fold-out map of Pisa bound in following text. An early 19th century celebration of the city of Pisa. A street in modern-day Pisa is now named after the author. View more info

Image for Journal of a Voyage to New York and a Tour in Several of the American Colonies in 1679-80, Translated from the Original Manuscript in Dutch (Memoirs of the Long Island Historical Society. Volume I.)

Journal of a Voyage to New York and a Tour in Several of the American Colonies in 1679-80, Translated from the Original Manuscript in Dutch (Memoirs of the Long Island Historical Society. Volume I.)

By: Dankers, Jaspar; Sluyter, Peter; Murphy, Henry C. (Translator)

Price: $160.00

Publisher: The Society [Long Island Historical Society]: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1981951

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Board corners lightly stained, ink name on front endpaper. 1867 Hard Cover. xlvii, 440 pp. 8vo. Twelve plates, including nine fold-outs, following text. Original green cloth, gilt titles & rules, top edge gilt. A firsthand account of travels in colonial New York and vicinity, Delaware, the Hudson River, and Boston. One of 1000 octavo copies. Howes M905. View more info

Image for The Cooper Vignettes. From Drawings By F. O. C. Darley. India Proofs Before Letter.

The Cooper Vignettes. From Drawings By F. O. C. Darley. India Proofs Before Letter.

By: Darley, F.O.C.

Price: $500.00

Publisher: James G. Gregory: 1862

Seller ID: 2267734

Condition: Very Good


Printed on flyleaf is the following text: 'Presented to Chas. Knickerbocker, by the Steel Plate Engravers of the Western Bank Note & Engraving Co. 'as a mark of esteem' and dated 1872, which seems to indicate this volume was custom-bound for Mr. Knickerbocker in that year. Professionally rebacked with original backstrip laid down, reinforcement to edges of first and last few pages. Two photographs and two engravings laid in. Foxed throughout, boards a bit rubbed with som... View more info

Image for The Improved American Family Physician; or, Sick Man's Guide to Health: Containing a Complete Theory of the Botanic Practice of Medicine, on the Thomsonian and Hygeian System, with Alterations and Improvements. To which is Appended, A Concise Formula for Compounding Medicines for the Cure of Every Complaint Incident to Human Nature. Also, a Complete Digest of Midwifery, So that the Old Proverb may be verified, that 'Every man may be his own physician.'

The Improved American Family Physician; or, Sick Man's Guide to Health: Containing a Complete Theory of the Botanic Practice of Medicine, on the Thomsonian and Hygeian System, with Alterations and Improvements. To which is Appended, A Concise Formula for Compounding Medicines for the Cure of Every Complaint Incident to Human Nature. Also, a Complete Digest of Midwifery, So that the Old Proverb may be verified, that 'Every man may be his own physician.'

By: Day, L. Meeker

Price: $60.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1833

Seller ID: 2202812

Condition: Good


First edition. Rebacked, new endpapers. Former library copy, only marks are blind-stamp and ink number on title page. Boards rubbed, spotting on a few pages. 1833 Hard Cover. viii, [9]-120 pp. 12mo bound in sixes. Two works bound together in one volume. Hoolihan 920: Day was a disciple of both Samuel Thomson and of James Morison (1770-1840), the founder of the Hygeian movement (botanic) in Britain. The bulk of The improved American family physician is extracted (with ack... View more info

Image for Morocco: Its People and Places

Morocco: Its People and Places

By: De Amicis, Edmondo; Rollin-Tilton, C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1882

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2150497

Condition: Good


First edition. A bit musty, ink name & date partially crossed out on front flyleaf. 1882 Hard Cover. v, 374, [2] pp. 8vo. A 19th century overview of Morocco and its citizens, with illustrations throughout text. View more info

Image for Holland. in Two Volumes.

Holland. in Two Volumes.

By: De Amicis, Edmondo; Zimmern, Helen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Porter & Coates: 1894

Seller ID: 2202980

Condition: Very Good


Corners a bit rubbed with minor loss from spine heads, crayon scribbles on a couple pages. 1894 Hard Cover. 273; 275 pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edges gilt. A tour of Holland illustrated with photogravures, by the Italian author who also wrote a similar work on Morocco. View more info

Image for Historical Sketches of Europe, Illustrating Important Events and Characteristic Traits of Celebrated Persons, Accompanied, Each of Them, by One of Professor Nep. Geiger's Original Pen Drawings

Historical Sketches of Europe, Illustrating Important Events and Characteristic Traits of Celebrated Persons, Accompanied, Each of Them, by One of Professor Nep. Geiger's Original Pen Drawings

By: De Buelow, Jos.; Geiger, Nep.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Jos. de Buelow: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2034867

Condition: Fair


Front hinge loose, first couple gatherings beginning to loosen, majority of spine cloth lost, boards rubbed & lightly soiled. 1860 Large Hardcover. 96 pp. 4to. Includes 48 full-page engraved plates from original ink drawings by Professor Nep. Geiger, together with historical sketches of Europe from 70-1826 A.D., compiled and edited by Jos. de Buelow. View more info

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History of the Indians of Connecticut from the Earliest Known Period to 1850.

By: De Forest, John W.

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Wm. Jas. Hamersley: 1851

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2003607

Condition: Good


First edition. Map and woodcuts present. Spine cloth split at rear joint, backstrip loose - easily repaired. Boards rubbed, scattered light foxing. Goodspeed catalog number in pencil on front endpaper. 1851 Hard Cover. xxvi, 509 pp. 8vo. Original brown cloth, gilt titles, blind-stamped borders. Includes very detailed table of contents and index, with six appendices following text. Sabin 19292. Howes D216: Best account of these tribes. View more info

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The Odd Number: Thirteen Tales

By: De Maupassant, Guy; Sturges, Jonathan; James, Henry

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1889

Seller ID: 2260315

Condition: Near Fine


1908 printing, despite 1889 date on copyright (jacket advertises several works first published in 1908). Near fine in good jacket. A few tears and some loss along jacket corners, jacket toned, jacket flap corners trimmed. xvii, 226 pp. 8vo. A collection of short stories by the French author of the naturalist school. This edition is translated into English by Jonathan Sturges, with an introduction by Henry James. Includes: Happiness; A Coward; The Wolf; The Necklace; The ... View more info

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Klosterheim; or, The Masque.

By: De Quincey, Thomas; Mackenzie, Shelton (Preface)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Whittemore, Niles, and Hall: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1980700

Condition: Good


First edition. Spine & edges faded, front board stained, boards rubbed, pages heavily toned, ink name on title page. 1855 Hard Cover. xxiv, 258 pp. 8vo. Original purple blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. A novel by the author of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, the famous autobiographical account of laudanum addiction. View more info

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Voyage de Deux Artistes en Italie

By: De Spinola, M.H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chez Barbou, Imprimeur-Libraire: 1838

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199178

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Nicely rebound in beige cloth with gilt titles and new endpapers. Owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1838 Hard Cover. 283 pp. 12mo. French text. Engraved frontispiece, one engraved plate in text. A 19th century Italian travelogue which includes descriptions of Milan, Turin, Alexandrie, Monza, Pavie, Asti, Genes, Pise, Livourne, Sienne, Florence, Modene, Reggio, Ferrare, Mantone, Peschiera, Verone, Venise, Ancone, Laurette, Rome, and Naples. View more info

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Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York, for the Year 1866.

By: Dean, Henry W.; Steel, James E.; Squibb, Edward R.; Boulware, J.R.; McKay, Lawrence; Williams, Peter O.; Rogers, Stephen; Noyes, Henry D.; March, Alden; Gray, John P.; Taylor, Isaac E.; Peaslee, E.R.; Parker, Edward H.; Buck, Gurdon; Gilfillan, William;

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Van Benthuysen & Sons' Steam Printing House.: 1867

Seller ID: 2275128

Condition: Very Good


Lightly foxed throughout, edges a bit rubbed. 1867 Hard Cover. v, [3], 420 pp. 8vo. A collection of medical papers by various authors, with discussions of: embalming; materia medica; carbonaceous lungs; wound of heart; gingival margin as a diagnostic sign; obstetrical statistics; report of a case of gunshot wound of the liver; fibrinous bronchial casts; ophthalmic surgery; biliary calculus; general paresis, or incomplete progressive paralysis; recto-vaginal and recto-lab... View more info

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A Manual of Physical Diagnosis

By: Delafield, Francis; Stillman, Charles F.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: William Wood: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203739

Condition: Good


First edition. Both illustrations included. Front hinge weakening, pencil name and ink owner stamp on front endpapers, ink owner stamp on preface page. 1878 Large Hardcover. 30 pp. A medical guide which, according to the preface, is intended for the use of those who have to teach and to learn the art of physical diagnosis... The drawings have been prepared by Dr. Stillman, and are original... The object of the entire work is to furnish a sort of skeleton, to which each o... View more info

Image for Lincoln Recevant les Indiens Comanches [Lincoln Receives the Comanche Indians]

Lincoln Recevant les Indiens Comanches [Lincoln Receives the Comanche Indians]

By: Delanney, Ferd.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Ch. Chardon: 1863

Seller ID: 2205080

Condition: Very Good


Matted for framing, taped to board at corners. Appears trimmed at lower edge. Image is free of stains, tears, and foxing, and the paper has not toned. 1863 Single Sheet. A hand-colored lithograph by Ferd. Delanney, measuring 6 5/8 x 4 3/4, on a 10 5/16 x 6 3/4 sheet (possibly trimmed). Printed in 1863 in Paris, it depicts President Lincoln in the East Room of the White House, receiving several Comanche chieftains. The Native Americans are highlighted with bold, bright co... View more info

Image for Demosthenes with English Notes, Part I. -- De Corona [On the Crown]

Demosthenes with English Notes, Part I. -- De Corona [On the Crown]

By: Demosthenes; Holmes, Arthur

Price: $10.00

Publisher: John Allyn, Publisher: 1872

Seller ID: 2199449

Condition: Good


Free endpapers removed, pencil notes in text. 1872 Hard Cover. xxviii, 195 pp. Greek text with English notes. The most famous judicial oration by the ancient Greek statesmen and orator, originally delivered in 330 B.C. View more info

Image for Rothmell, By the Author of 'That Husband of Mine'

Rothmell, By the Author of 'That Husband of Mine'

By: Denison, Mary Andrews

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Lee & Shepard: 1878

Seller ID: 1535530

Condition: Good


Boards lightly soiled. 1878 Hard Cover. 371 pp. Mary Andrews Denison's first publications were short sketches printed in the Boston Olive Branch where her husband, a Baptist minister and active abolitionist, was assistant editor. In 1847 Denison published her first novel, Edna Etheril, the Boston Seamstress. This potboiler began her prolific career as author of pulp fiction and dime novels. Denison published over 80 novels during her lifetime. Many of them do not deserve... View more info