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1 Ein Unpartheyisches Gesang-buch, Enthaltend Geistreiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes : Auf Begehren Der Bruderschaft Der Menonisten Gemeinen, Aus Vielen Liederbuhern Gesammelt : Mit Einem Dreyfachen Register
Lancaster, PA Johann Albrecht 1804 First Edition Thus Leather Bound Good+ 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 1st edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite songbook. Bound in full period polished calf which is chipped at spine ends and rubbed at edges; both clasps are lacking. Text block is intact and the paper is supple, though with expected light uniform toning. Rear board is detatched, front board holding. Paged [6], 79, [1], 415, [1], 17, [1]pp ; 18 cm. Some pages with bars of music. Printed in two columns. Bound, as always, with Ein Neues Unpartheyisches Gesangbuch, with separate title page and pagination. Also imprinted Johann Albrecht, 1804 (Shaw and Shoemaker 6863). With 1825 ink ownership at rear of Maria Landis. This was the first of many editions of this popular Mennonite hymnal printed for the Lancaster Mennonite Church in the 1800's. A reasonably well preserved copy suffering from a detached rear board and loss of clasps. G+ Scarce 
Price: 275.00 USD
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2 The Constitutions of the United States, According to the Latest Amendments: To Which Are Prefixed the Declaration of Independence; and the Federal Constitution
Exeter Charles Norris & Co. for Edward Little & Co. 1809 Full leather Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 366 pages; Soundly bound in original full calf leather; red morocco title label lettered in gilt at spine. Endpages intact and complete. Leather lightly scuffed/rubbed at edges and surfaces; slight crazing to leather at spine and a few pin head and slightly smaller holes in the leather over the joints. Expected moderate spotting and toning to page stock. Solid and neat. Prior owner's period bookplate mounted to front pastedown. An uncommon imprint of this early collection of the Federal and State consitutions including Amendments to the Federal as well as Acts relating to government of the Northwest Territories and the District of Columbia. VG (Early American imprints. , Second series ; , no. 17293.) 
Price: 245.00 USD
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3 Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch Enthaltend Geisteiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes
Lancaster, PA Johann Bar 1820 Third Edition Leather Bound Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3rd revised edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite song book. 1820 Johann Bar. Full polished calf. Paged [6], 79, [1], 472, 18p. Printed in 2 columns, additional title page for the second part. Some bars of shape-music notation in text. Bender p12, Shoemaker 4070, Arndt 2438. Both clasps missing. Oil stain to lower quarter of binding and spine. Front hinge beginning. Contents with light foxing, but otherwise a tight copy. VG- 
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4 Abercrombie, James, 1758-1841, ed The Mourner Comforted. a Selection of Extracts, Consolatory on the Death of Friends. from the Writings of the Most Eminent Divines and Others.
Philadelphia Bradford and Inskeep 1812 First Edition Full leather Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 506 pages; 1st edition in full period calf with maroon morocco title label to spine. Lacking front matter up to the title page. Title page and dedication 9pgs [i-iii], iv are attached to the front board with a length of white linen tape from the gutter of the title. Front board with these two leaves detached; rear joint remains sound. Leather chipped from spine ends and surfaces rubbed. Contents complete save for above metioned front endpages. Expected light to moderate toning to the page stock. Early American imprints 24578. Wanting some basic restoration. With faults but a solid text block and original binding. Good only 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Adgate, Andrew Philadelphia Harmony, Or, a Collection of Psalm Tunes, Hymns, and Anthems, Selected by A. Adgate: Together with the Rudiments of Music, on a New and Improved Plan.
Philadelphia Matthew Carey 1801 Seventh Edition Paperback Fair 
Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 102 pages; 7th edition. Oblong format. The general title page, the title page of the second part, and the music are engraved. 2nd title page is in letterpress. This example lacking covers. The first extant page is the engraved title page and the last is page 102. The index calls for a hymn on page 103 but with no other pages indicated following 103. Bibliographic information calls for 110 pages. Engraved title page for the 2nd (pp [77-78] part is tipped in on page 79. Text block soundly bound. Engraved fronmt title page a little rubbed and nicked at edges with expected light toning and soiling. Contents generally neat with just light finger soiling and mild toning. A few pages with a short closed tear in the front or bottom margin. Presumably lacking at least one page at rear (and perhaps more - though not called for in the index). Lacking endpages and boards. Modern owner has added the 1801 date in ballpont to a blank area of the engraved front title. Uncommon and important American tune book in a later edition. With faults. Fair only, thus 
Price: 375.00 USD
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6 Alcott, William A[ndrus] The Life of Peter the Apostle
Boston Massachusetts Sabbath School Society 1839 Second Edition Hard cover Very Good- 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 184 pages; Original brown cloth with ornate patterns and rules stamped to covers and spine. Gilt titling to spine is bright. Just very mild chipping to cloth at spine ends and light bumping to corners. Contents clean and neat; just very mildly foxed endpages. A paper label mounted inside front cover with period school/provincial library ownership in manuscript. Solid neat copy; quite scarce. An early title by the man who went on to become the first president of the American Vegetarian Society. He also wrote numerous volumes on diet and health w/ focus on the health benefits of a vegetarian diet. Near VG 
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7 Anon. A Collection of Interesting Tracts, Explaining Several Important Points of Scripture Doctrine
New York D. Hitt and T. Ware, for the Methodist Connexion in the United States 1814 First Edition Leather Very Good+ 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 359 pages; Period binding of full speckled calf with red morocco title label to spine tooled with gilt titling. Remarkably well preserved copy; snugly bound and clean, retaining all original endpages. Just mild shelf rub to leather at tips and edges and some superficial small spots of rub to the board surfaces. Prior ownership of a Joseph Hamilton top edge of the title page; otherwise unmarked and neat. Expected light general toning to the page stock. VG++ ... Early American Imprints: Series II, 32115. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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8 Arndt, Johann Sechs Bücher Vom Wahren Christenthum Nebst Dessen Paradiesgärtlein, [Brass Bosses]
Philadelphia Georg W. Mentz 1834 Full leather Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original full calf with red morocco title label to spine. 941, 232 pages with separate title page for Paradiesgartlein. One strap and clasp intact, the second strap lacking. Brass bosses added at all corners and center of boards. Rounded brass bosses pressed into the boards with bumps showing on the pastedowns from the puncture pieces. Tightly bound and very clean with bright clean pages. No toning or foxing, except to the steel engraved plates and facing pages. A good many woodcuts in text and as plates, none discolored or foxed. Light rubbing to leather at extremities, but largely preserved from wear by the period use of the brass bosses. Mid 20 the century Lancaster PA bookseller ink stamp to front endpage. VG or better. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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9 Beccaria, Cesare & Voltaire An Essay On Crimes And Punishments; By the Marquis Beccaria of Milan. with a Commentary by M. De Voltaire
Philadelphia William Young 1793 3rd US Edition Leather Good+ 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 230 pages; 3rd US edition, after earlier 1777 and 1778 printings. Soundly bound in original speckled calf with maroon morocco calf label to spine. Mild rubbing to leather at board edges; light cracking to leather top inch or so of the spine joints. Mild vertical creasing to leather at spine. Front endpages and matter missing up to title page. A period paper mend to a closed tear from the front margin p 43/44 - with no loss or obfuscation of text. Otherwise bright, snug and clean. Early American issue of this cornerstone treatise on penology; uncommon in American editions. G++ or better 
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10 Beecher, Lyman Sermons Delivered on Various Occasions
Boston T. R. Marvin 1828 First Edition Full leather Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 367 pages; In original full calf over boards with black morocco title label to spine. Soundly bound example with light ru to leather at corners and a moderate bump to the crown of the spine. Severla surface abarasion scars to the leather boards. Prior owner's painted "B" catalog aid at the base of the spine. Pages supple but with expected light to moderate foxing and toning. Sporadic pencil underling in several of the sermons. Solid copy in original binding. VG- 
Price: 185.00 USD
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11 Bioren, J and M. Carey (Publishers) Laws Of The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania, From The Fourteenth Day Of October, One Thousand Seven Hundres, To The Sixth Day Of April, One Thousand Eight Hundred. Volume Iii.
Philadelphia John Bioren and Matthew Carey 1803 Leather Fair 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Vol III only. Text block sound and complete; leather binding missing the lower boards; upper board attached only tenuoulsy. Calf board and spine rubbed at edges; red morocco label to cover tooled in gilt " Corporation of the Borough of Lancaster" - denoting the significance of this single volume to a period owner. Text block with spotting and light toning usually seen. Light damp line visible across the front edge and in the upper corner of the final 15 or so leaves. With faults. Fair to Good 
Price: 29.50 USD
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12 Bonnet, M. Charles and John Lewis Boissier (Trans) Philosophical and Critical Inquiries Concerning Christianity
Philadelphia W. W. Woodward 1803 First American Edition Full leather Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 304 pages; Period full speckled calf with red morocco title label to spine. Soundly bound and complete. Illustrated with frontis portrait from copperplate. Offset toning from the engraving to the facing title page. Leather surface and edge rubbed with just shallow chipping from spine at crown. Several prior ownership inscription to the front endpages and an early institutional stamp of Dickinson College, one at front and one at rear. No other institutional attachments or evidence. Solid with general light wear to period binding. VG- 
Price: 85.00 USD
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13 Brown, John A Brief Concordance to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament: by Which All, or Most, of the Principal Texts of Scripture May be Easily Found Out
New York E Duyckinck 1812 1/4 leather Good 
Good. No dust jacket as issued. ; 95 p. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 95 pages; 1/4 leather and paper covered boards. Slim volume in leather spine and paper over boards. Concordance printed three columns to a page. Leather spine surface rubbed and lightly chipped at ends with a crack starting rear outer hinge from tail of spine. Front board detached. Pencil ownership on front free endpage. Years of birth and death for Brown are penned in the margin on the title page. Presumably a leaf was laid in for pressing on the rear endsheet; the tannins over time have left a scorch mark to the paper stock in the shape of the leaf-darker at rear and lightening toward the front pages. Sound copy. Good, only 
Price: 30.00 USD
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14 Brown, John Select Remains of the Rev. John Brown, Late Minister of the Gospel At Haddington, Who Died June 19, 1787 "Containing, I. Memoirs of His Life; II. Letters to His Friends; III. Religious Tracts; IV. Advices to His Children; V. an Account of Some of His Dying Sayings ; And, VI. Dying Advices to His Congregation; to Which is Added, Address to Students of Divinit
Pittsburgh, PA Printed and Published by Cramer, Spear and Eichbaum at the Franklin Head Bookstore 1810 Full leather Very Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 187 pages; Snugly bound in original full speckled calf with red morocco title label at spine. Just mild rub to leather binding at extremitis; corners a little bumped. Prior owner bookplate (period) mounted to front pastedown. Expected light spotting to page stock. Franklin Head Bookshop's [4] page catalog added at rear. Handsome copy; uncommon thus. VG+ (Early American imprints. , Second series ; , no. 19652.) 
Price: 135.00 USD
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15 Brownlee, W. C. Gemeinfassliche Briefe Uber Die Christliche Taufe... Nebst Einer Abhandlung Uber Das Fusswaschen
Chambersburg PA Deutsch Reformirten Kirche 1841 First Edition 1/4 leather Very Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 136 pages; Issued simultaneously in an English language edition by the same publisher. Bound in leather spine and marbled paper covered boards. Gilt rules across spine but unlettered, as bound. Moderate foxing to endpages and contents. Solid and neat; prior ownership in pencil to the front pastedown. VG 
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16 Bunyan, John ; Bunian, Johann Eines Christen Reise Nach Der Seligen Ewigkeit
Harrisburg Gustav Peters 1828 Leather Good+ 
Woodcuts; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 322 pages 
Price: 125.00 USD
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17 Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. English Bards and Scotch Reviewers; A Satire [First American Edition]
Philadelphia & Charleston Brannan and Morford; E. Morford, Willington, and Co. 1811 First American Edition Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 86 pages; 1811 Brannan and Morford, Philadelphia and E. Morford, Willington, and Co. , Charleston. 1st US edition, from the 3rd London edition. Bound in original letterpress printed, paper covered boards. An early 20th century spine rebacking of buff paper with new endsheets laid down. Complete with original half-title. [2], viii, 86, [bl] pp. Publisher's printed paper over boards show some light soiling and toning to upper cover with shallow chipping to paper at front corners and abrasion at edges; lower board comprising a catalog ad for recent titles by E. Morford is missing a swath of paper from the bottom 1/4 of the surface. Paper rebacking is split along the front hinge exposing the crash but with only a tiny spot of loss to the rebacking material. Prior ownership in manuscript to top edge of half-title and a pictorial bookplate tipped onto the pastedown. Trace residue of a paper remnant in the gutter of the half-title. Complete and generally solid in original publisher issued boards. Quite uncommon; the first book appearance of Byron in America. G++ 
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18 Bösche, Eduard Theodor Allgemeine Beschreibung der Erde und Ihrer Bewohner; Nebst Einer Kurzen Darstellung der Himmelskörper. Mit Vielen Abbildungen und Einer Illuminirten Weltkarte
Philadelphia Leineweber und Rex 1840 Leather Very Good- 
Woodcuts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 793 pages; Leineweber und Rex, Philadelphia. Bound in period full marbled calf with red moroco title label to spine with title lettering brightly tooled in gilt. Soundly bound and generally neat and clean. Folding world map missing. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts throughout the text, with heavy emphasis on America, the German speaking nations and Africa and Asia. Leather lightly scuffed and rubbed at board edges. Expected and usual light spotting and foxing to page stock. An uncommon World Geography title printed for upper level German speaking students in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Solid and decent, though lacking the map. VG- thus 
Price: 125.00 USD
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19 Church Of The United Brethren In Christ Ursprung Lehre Constitution und Zucht Ordnung, Der Vereinigten Bruder in Christo
Harrisburg Clyde und Williams 1845 1/4 leather Very Good 
32mo 4" - 5" tall; 104 pages; Small format in original 1/4 calf and marbled paper covered boards. 4 horizontal gilt rules across the unlettered spine. Corners lightly bumped and edges mildly rubbed. Usual but light toning to endpages and occasionally in text. Faint pencil ownership inscription to front pastedown. Sound and neat; uncommon. VG 
Price: 65.00 USD
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20 Clarke, C. C. The Hundred Wonders Of The World And Of The Three Kingdoms Of Nature Described According to the Best and Latest Authorities and Illustrated by Engravings
New Haven & Charleston, SC John Babcock & Son & S. and W. R. Babcock 1821 First American Edition Leather Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 816 pages; 1st US edition, from the 10th English edition. Stout small brick shaped book in period calf. Morocco title label detached from spine and laid in at front. Leather well rubbed and scuffed; persihing by rot at spine. Text block sound and complete; boards attached tenuously by cords. Toning and spotting to contents is generally moderate. Some light damp line evidence to margins of first and last few leaves. A prior owner name has been removed from the top edge of the title and preface page by clipping the topmost 1/4 inch from the margins of these pages. Over 100 woodcut illustrations, generally two to a plate but sometimes singly or in threes. One plate observed with the lower third torn away and missing. Otheres appear complete and undamaged. Leather binding well worn; rebacking suggested as a restoration. Dealing with geology, wonders of nature and scientific invention, disasters etc. Good only thus 
Price: 125.00 USD
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