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Dombey and Son; Old Curiosity Shop; Hard Times (The Works of Charles Dickens, Library Edition, Volume 3)

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1868

Seller ID: 2200081

Condition: Good


1 inch tear and minor loss from spine head. 1868 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 356; 221; 202, 10 pp. 8vo. Volume 3 of a 6-volume set. Includes: Dombey and Son; Old Curiosity Shop; Hard Times. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters. Many of his novels, wi... View more info

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The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club; Barnaby Rudge; Sketches by Boz (The Works of Charles Dickens, Library Edition, Volume 1)

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1868

Seller ID: 2200083

Condition: Very Good


Minor loss from spine head, front hinge just starting. 1868 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 326; 257; 194, 12 pp. 8vo. Includes three complete novels: The Pickwick Papers, Barnaby Rudge & Sketches by Boz. Vol. 1 of a 6-volume set. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most icon... View more info

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Our Mutual Friend; Little Dorrit; Reprinted Pieces (The Works of Charles Dickens, Library Edition, Volume 4)

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.: 1868

Seller ID: 2200084

Condition: Good


Bottom corner lightly stained. 1868 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 340; 343; 112, 6 pp. 8vo. Volume 4 of a 6-volume set. Includes: Our Mutual Friend; Little Dorrit; Reprinted Pieces. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters. Many of his novels, with their r... View more info

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Little Dorrit

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Bradbury & Evans: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271960

Condition: Fair


First edition (three-line errata on p. xiv, William for Frederick on p. 317). Sold as is, an ideal copy for restoration to your specifications. Text block separated from cover, most of spine label lost, boards rubbed. Pencil name on front flyleaf. 1857 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 625, [3] pp. 8vo. Half-leather, marbled boards. Illustrations by Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz). Amy Dorrit’s father is not very good with money. She was born in t... View more info

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Nineteenth Annual Report of the Board of Commissioners of Public Charities of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 1888; Also the Report of the General Agent and Secretary Statistics, and The Report of the Committee on Lunacy. (Official Document, No. 12.)

By: Dickinson, Mahlon H.; Biddle, Cadwalader

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Office of Eastern Executive Committee: 1888

Seller ID: 2159936

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed, rear hinge beginning to loosen, ink initials and pencil gift note on front endpaper ('M.F. Kooser, Presented by The Hon. J.L. Pugh'). 1888 Hard Cover. cxlv, 226 pp. 8vo. An early source of statistical information related to jails and penitentiaries, insane asylums, miners' hospitals, immigration, almshouses, and other institutions related to rehabilitation or special needs (e.g., The Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind). View more info

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Gilbert's Treasure

By: Dodd, Mead & Co.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1880

Seller ID: 1524701

Condition: Very Good


No jacket - pictorial cover. Front board chipped with figure missing face, boards rubbed, minor foxing to a few pages. 1880 Small Hard Cover. 96 pp. 6 x 4. Numerous illustrations. The story of an idle, lazy boy named Gilbert & his adventures & lessons. View more info

Image for St. Nicholas: Scribner's Illustrated Magazine for Girls and Boys, Volume III, November 1875, to November, 1876. (Nos. 1-12) [Two Louisa May Alcott First Appearances]

St. Nicholas: Scribner's Illustrated Magazine for Girls and Boys, Volume III, November 1875, to November, 1876. (Nos. 1-12) [Two Louisa May Alcott First Appearances]

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes; Alcott, Louisa May; Jewett, Sarah Orne; et al

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Scribner & Co.: 1876

Seller ID: 2195570

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed. 1876 Hard Cover. viii, 808 pp. This volume, despite stating it includes November 1875 - November 1876 on the title page, includes the November 1875 issue through the October 1876 issue (all issues 1-12 present, so this is clearly just an issue of semantics). Leather spine & corners, gilt titles & rules, marbled boards. Stories, poetry, and illustrations by various contributors, including: Amy Lovell; Frank R. Stockton; J.T. Trowbridge; Sarah Orne Jewett; S... View more info

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The Annual Register, or A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for the Year 1781

By: Dodsley, J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: J. Dodsley, Pall-Mall / T. Davison, Lombard-Street, Fleet-Street: 1800

Seller ID: 2200981

Condition: Fair


Formerly the property of Lenox Library (bookplate dated Feb. 1874 on front paste-down). Most of spine leather lost, title remains. Boards rubbed, page ridges lightly foxed, text unmarked and binding remains sound. 1800 Hard Cover. 339; 207. 8 1/2 x 5 3/8. 8vo. Original quarter-leather, marbled boards. Paginated in two separate sections, chapters include History of Europe; Chronicle; State Papers; Characters; Natural History; Useful Projects; Antiquities; Miscellaneous Es... View more info

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From Hand to Mouth.

By: Douglas, Amanda M. [Minnie]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston: Lee and Shepard, Publishers.: 1877

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2155405

Condition: Very Good


Front free endpaper removed. 1877 Hard Cover. 332, [3] pp. 8vo. A novel by the American author of novels for adult and juvenile readers. View more info

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A Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History, and Literature (Trubner's Oriental Series)

By: Dowson, John

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Trubner & Co.: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200535

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Professionally rebound with gilt titles and new end sheets. A few stray pencil marks to text, bookplate on front endpaper. 1879 Hard Cover. 411 pp. 8 x 5 1/2. A comprehensive dictionary of Hinduism. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: John Dowson M.R.A.S. (1820 -1882) was a British orientalist. A noted scholar of Hinduism he taught in India for much of his life. His book Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology remains one of the most comprehensive and authoritative works on... View more info

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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (A Study in Scarlet; The Sign of the Four; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes)

By: Doyle, A. [Arthur] Conan

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1892

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2151656

Condition: Good


Second state, with p. 65 typo corrected. A bit musty, tears along spine, spine toned, base lightly stained, hinges loosening. 1892 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 307, [4] pp. 8vo. Includes twelve adventures featuring the inimitable detective Sherlock Holmes. Frontispiece, 15 plates in text. Comprising: A Study in Scarlet; The Sign of the Four; The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. View more info

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The Parasite

By: Doyle, A. [Arthur] Conan

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers: 1894

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2173931

Condition: Near Fine


1895 printing. A few minor spots to two board corners. 1894 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 143, [8] pp. 8vo. A novella with occult themes by the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories. Includes illustrations by Howard Pyle. View more info

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Songs of Action: First Edition

By: Doyle, Arthur Conan

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Smith, Elder, & Co.: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201032

Condition: Good


First edition. Light stain along front edge and rear inside edge. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 136 pp. Original blue cloth, gold banner on front cover, gilt titles. A collection of story poems by the author of the popular Sherlock Holmes detective series. CONTENTS: The Song of the Bow; Cremona; The Storming Party; The Frontier Line; Corporal Dick's Promotion; A Forgotten Tale; Pennarby Mine; A Rover Chanty; A Ballad of the Ranks; A... View more info

Image for The History and Antiquities of Boston, the Capital of Massachusetts and Metropolis of New England, from its Settlement in 1630, to the Year 1770. Also, an Introductory History of the Discovery and Settlement of New England. With Notes, Critical and Illustrative.

The History and Antiquities of Boston, the Capital of Massachusetts and Metropolis of New England, from its Settlement in 1630, to the Year 1770. Also, an Introductory History of the Discovery and Settlement of New England. With Notes, Critical and Illustrative.

By: Drake, Samuel G.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Luther Stevens: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1955531

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Rebound by Bartlett & Co., Boston, with their tiny binder stamp on verso of front endpaper. 1856 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 840 pp. Maroon leather spine & corners, marbled boards & endpapers, gilt titles & rules, top edge gilt. Engraved fold-out map of Boston drawn by R.P. Mallory precedes title page, fold-out map of view of vicinity of Boston from Bunker Hill Monument precedes text, fold-out view of Boston drawn by Govern... View more info

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The Country of the Dwarfs

By: Du Chaillu, Paul

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, New York: 1876

Seller ID: 1670858

Condition: Good


Binding repaired, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1876 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 314 pp., [4] publisher catalog. Green cloth, gilt titles & decoration. Numerous engravings. An account of the author's travels in Africa, by which he encountered the peoples we now refer to as pygmies. Du Chaillu became famous as the first European to confirm their existence, and also that of African gorillas. View more info

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The Land of the Long Night

By: Du Chaillu, Paul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1899

Seller ID: 2029671

Condition: Good


Former library copy, only a few internal marks. Front hinge just starting. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 314 pp., [4] publisher catalog. Dark grey cloth, gilt titles, Arctic motif on front board. Numerous engravings. An account of the Arctic north, by the world traveler responsible for first discovering the existence of pygmies. View more info

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Maniere de Fortifier Selon La Methode de Monsieur de Vauban avec un Traite preliminaire des Principes de Geometrie

By: Du Fay, L'Abbe; [Vauban, Sebastien Le Prestre]

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Chez Jean-Baptiste Coignard: 1729

Seller ID: 1659688

Condition: Good


French text. Loss to spine ends, lightly foxed, a few marginal ink notations in French, owner's title label on spine. 1729 Hard Cover. [8], 198, [10] index. Nouvelle et Derniere Edition. Buff paper boards, sewn binding. A treatise on geometry followed by a distillation of Vauban's theories regarding military architecture. Vauban was the most respected mind of his time in this field, and his innovations led to significant changes in fortified structures. This work contain... View more info

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Mirage of Health: Utopias, Progress, and Biological Change (World Perspectives Series Volume Twenty-two [22])

By: Dubos, Rene

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2206658

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Presentation copy inscribed and signed by author on front endpaper ('To Dr Edgar Mayer, with warmest feelings, Rene Dubos, New York, Nov 25, 1959'). Blank sheet from Mayer's Rx pad laid in. Jacket price clipped, jacket a bit rubbed. xv, [2], 236 pp. 8vo. An ambitious work relating medical health to the shaping of the world's civilizations, written by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of So Human an Animal. Dubos was a microbiologist who discovered tyrothri... View more info

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Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons; Illustrating the Perfections of God in the Phenomena of the Year. Spring.

By: Duncan, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York: Robert Carter: 1846

Seller ID: 2129896

Condition: Good


Minor wear to corners, moderately foxed throughout, lending library bookplate on front endpaper. 1846 Hard Cover. vii, 391, [12] pp. 8vo. An examination of the natural world as evidence of the greatness of God; i.e., natural religion. Part of a four volume work, each volume treating a separate season. Includes sections on: cosmical arrangements; reproduction of vegetables; reproduction of animals; instincts connected with the reproduction of animals; agriculture; anniver... View more info

Image for Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science; Containing A Concise Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Physiology, Pathology Hygiene, Therapeutics; Pharmacology; Obstetrics; Medical Jurisprudence; &c, with the French and Other Synonymes; Notices of Climate, and of Celebrated Mineral Waters; Formulae for Various Officinal, Empirical, and Dietetic Preperations, Etc.

Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science; Containing A Concise Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Physiology, Pathology Hygiene, Therapeutics; Pharmacology; Obstetrics; Medical Jurisprudence; &c, with the French and Other Synonymes; Notices of Climate, and of Celebrated Mineral Waters; Formulae for Various Officinal, Empirical, and Dietetic Preperations, Etc.

By: Dunglison, Robley

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Blanchard and Lea: 1860

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2203610

Condition: Very Good


Revised and enlarged edition. Light stains to corners, boards rubbed, small pharmacy bookplate (Smith's Homoeopathic Pharmacy) on front endpaper. 1860 Full-Leather. 992 pp., 32-page terminal publisher catalog. 9 x 6. Original full leather. Gilt titles. A comprehensive medical dictionary, compiled by the Professor of the Institutes of Medicine, Etc., in the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. View more info

Image for History of the New Netherlands, Province of New York, and State of New York, to the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Vol. I. [Volume 1]

History of the New Netherlands, Province of New York, and State of New York, to the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Vol. I. [Volume 1]

By: Dunlap, William

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Carter & Thorp: 1839

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266863

Condition: Good


First edition (Sabin 21301; Howes D572). Volume 1 of 2 only. Includes frontispiece, a map of regional distribution of Native American tribes, and a fold-out map of New York City. Bottom corner lightly stained, 1 inch tear to spine head, spine faded, minor loss from edges of paper over boards, front and end matter foxed, lightly foxed throughout. 1839 Hard Cover. 487, [3] pp. 8vo. A history of what is now New York State from the earliest colonial claims through the Americ... View more info

Image for Medecine du Voyageur; ou Avis sur les Moyens de conserver la sante, et de remedier aux accidens et aux maladies auxquels on est expose dans les Voyages, tant par terre que par mer. Suivie d'un Essai de Medecine pratique sur les Voyages, consideres comme Remedes. - Tome Premier, Second, et Troisieme.

Medecine du Voyageur; ou Avis sur les Moyens de conserver la sante, et de remedier aux accidens et aux maladies auxquels on est expose dans les Voyages, tant par terre que par mer. Suivie d'un Essai de Medecine pratique sur les Voyages, consideres comme Remedes. - Tome Premier, Second, et Troisieme.

By: Duplanil, J.D. [Jean-Denis]

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Chez Moutardier: 1801

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198730

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edges faded, early ink name and modern owner bookplate on front endpaper of each volume, front hinge of third volume a bit weak. 1801 Hard Cover. lvi, 304; 444; 479 pp. 8vo. An early 19th century work focused on preventative medicine as it relates to travel, discussing the diseases to which one may be exposed during voyages, and their remedies. Duplanil was most well-known for translating and augmenting William Buchan's 1769 work Domestic Medicine into Fre... View more info

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Relation d'un Voyage en Italie, suivie d'Observations sur les Anciens et les Modernes

By: Dupre, Alphonse

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chez Anthe. Boucher, Imprim.-Librairie: 1824

Seller ID: 2199437

Condition: Good


Spine lightly creased with a few splits starting, corners rubbed and lightly curled, light stain to rear wrapper and last few pages. 1824 Soft Cover. viij, 545 pp. 12mo. French text. Printed wrappers. Engraved frontispiece of St. Pierre de Rome. A 19th century Italian travelogue, written in the tradition of the Grand Tour. View more info

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New Materials for the History of the American Revolution, Translated from Documents in the French Archives

By: Durand, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 1889

Seller ID: 2119364

Condition: Good


Former library copy, usual marks. Rear endpaper removed, front hinge just starting. 1889 Hard Cover. vii, 311 pp. 8vo. A collection of primary sources from French records relating to the American Revolution. View more info

Image for Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque. in Two Volumes

Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque. in Two Volumes

By: Ebers, G.; Bell, Clara; Birch, S.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Cassel, Petter, Galpin & Co.: 1878

Seller ID: 2262766

Condition: Very Good


Amateur repair to front joint of second volume, edges rubbed. 1878 Full-Leather. xxiv, 314; xxii, 388 pp. Folio. Full leather, elaborate stamped decorations, gilt titles, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, silk moire endpapers. A profusely illustrated history of Egypt from the time of ancient Alexandria through the time of publication. Beautiful engravings by various artists throughout. View more info

Image for Statistics of the United States, (Including Mortality, Property, &c.,) in 1860; Compiled from the Original Returns and Being the Final Exhibit of the Eighth Census, Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior.

Statistics of the United States, (Including Mortality, Property, &c.,) in 1860; Compiled from the Original Returns and Being the Final Exhibit of the Eighth Census, Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior.

By: Edmunds, J.M.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1866

Seller ID: 2203764

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed, corners stained, top page ridge lightly foxed. 1866 Large Hardcover. lxvi, 548 pp. Statistics of the United States, (Including Mortality, Property, &c.,) in 1860; Compiled from the Original Returns and Being the Final Exhibit of the Eighth Census, Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior.Keywords: JM J M EDMUNDS STATISTICS UNITED STATES AMERICA AMERICAN HISTORY MORTALITY PROPERTY 1860 EIGHTH CENSUS SECRETARY OF INTERIOR AMERICANA NINETEENTH 19T... View more info

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The Medical Use of Alcohol and Stimulants for Women

By: Edmunds, James

Price: $50.00

Publisher: National Temperance Society and Publication House: 1874

Seller ID: 2202813

Condition: Good


Spine & edges toned, boards rubbed, light stain along top edges of endpapers, ink name on front flyleaf. 1874 Hard Cover. 96 pp., 8-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Original orange cloth, gilt titles. A medical assessment of the affects of alcohol on the body, but clearly speaking from the perspective of the temperance movement mentality of the day. View more info

Image for The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641: With the Precedent Passages, and Actions, That Contributed Thereunto, and the Happy End, and Conclusion Thereof by the King's Blessed Restoration, and Return upon the 29th of May, in the Year 1660. in Three Volumes.

The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641: With the Precedent Passages, and Actions, That Contributed Thereunto, and the Happy End, and Conclusion Thereof by the King's Blessed Restoration, and Return upon the 29th of May, in the Year 1660. in Three Volumes.

By: Edward, Earl of Clarendon

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Oxford, Printed at the Theater: 1705

Seller ID: 2093252

Condition: Good


First two volumes in paneled calf, third volume rebound with new boards retaining original backstrip, second volume lacks final text page, front board of vol. 1 and both boards of vol. 2 cracked and loose at joint, boards rubbed, 1/2 inch chip from leather spine label of vol. 1. 1705 Full-Leather. xxv, 288, [2], 289-720; [viii], [1]-466, [2], 467-752; xiv, 364, [2], 365-773, [73] pp. Volume 1 is a 1705 printing, volumes 2 & 3 are 1706. Immense index follows text of third... View more info

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Poems.

By: Emerson, R.W. [Ralph Waldo]

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Ticknor and Fields: 1863

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2203629

Condition: Very Good


Civil War era reprint of the work originally published in 1847. Top corner of first few pages stained, front matter lightly foxed. 1863 Hard Cover. 251, 22 pp. 8vo. A collection of poems by the American transcendentalist, essayist, and poet who championed individualism. Includes the following: The Sphinx; Each and All; The Problem; To Rhea; The Visit; Uriel; The World-Soul; Alphonso of Castile; Mithridates; To J.W.; Fate; Guy; Tact; Hamatreya; Earth-Song; Good-Bye; The R... View more info