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1 Delafaye (Brehier) , Julie Les Petits Bearnais; Ou Lecons De Morale Convenables a La Jeunesse: Tome 3 & 4
Paris Alexis Eymery 1820 Second Edition 1/4 leather Good+ 
Hand colored engravings; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 532 pages; Two volumes in one; tomes 3 & 4. 1/4 leather over grained paper covered boards. Slight loss of text to pages 179-80 of vol 3. 8 handcolored copper plate engravings. Board edges lightly rubbed with corners sligtly abraded and rounded. Partial cracking to internal hinges. 248 & 284 pp. G+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Egan, Pierce; Theodore Lane (Illust) and T. Greenwood The Life of an Actor; The Poetical Descriptions by T. Greenwood; Embellished with Twenty-Seven Characteristic Scenes, Etched by Theodore Lane
London Pickering and Chatto 1892 reissue Hardcover Very Good- 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 257 pages; HC reissue of the 1825 edition, with full complement of 27 hand colored plates. In publisher's red cloth with ruling in black and title lettering and pictorial vignette in yellow to cover. Title lettering at spine largely flaked/rubbed away, being present mostly in blind. Acidic endpages are rather toned and a bit brittle. Endpages complete and sound; cotnets generally neat, though two or three plates are loose and a little furred where they protruded from the front edge. Light crimping and mild fraying to cloth at spine ends; corners lightly bumped with nicks through the cloth to the front board's corners. Contents bright and unfoxed. Sound decent copy with all color plates. VG- ... Stout book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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3 Hale, Sarah J. and N. P. Willis; et. al. The Chaplet of Literary Gems; a Present Worthy of all Occasions [Gift Book]
Claremont, New Hampshire Simeon Ide, Agent, Claremont Manufacturing Co. 1851 Leather Good 
Hand colored plates; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 336 pages; Full red morocco binding with gilt borders in triple fillet and elaborate gilt floral motif to boards and spine. All edges gilt. Illustrated with 12 hand colored plates. Lrather rubbed and worn at spine and tips; a pronounced vertical stress crease to the spine. Contents complete, including endpages. Publisher has not bound in one plate called for and bound in a replacement not identified in the contents. Perhaps ten signatures starting significantly, one or two only tenuously attached to the cords. A very uneven front edge. Includes a piece by Sarah J Hale. Good only 
Price: 40.00 USD
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4 Strong, A. B. The American Flora; Or History of Plants and Wild Flowers; Containing a Systematic and General Description, Natural History, Chemical and Medical Properties. [Bound with "Monthly Flora" (1846) Vol. I]
New York Strong and Bidwell 1846 First Edition 3/4 leather Very Good 
Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Volume I - the 1st issue of Asa Strong's celebrated color-plate materia medica and American botanical. This example bound together with the first 44 pages of the short lived "Monthly Floral" color-plate botanical magazine published by Lewis & Brown in 1846. Bound together iIn a 19th century 3/4 leather and marbled paper boards. Strong's work is complete with plates, including hand colored frontis and extra title page, along with 50 hand colored plates: 36 plates with single botanical examples and 14 plates with two examples depicted. Text pages 119 - 122 are repeated, with pages 123 - 127 lacking. The plates to accompany those missing pages (Anacardium; Cashew Nut & Rhodendron Chrysantemum) are present. Index of examples in both Latin and common names appear at rear. The "Monthly Floral" Vol I of 1846 is bound in at rear, starting from title page through page 44 (of 125) ; 18 hand colored plates (of 20 expected). Three loose hand-colored plates, not associated with any textual content are laid in at rear. Recent professional rebacking with the original tooled leather spine laid down. Paper boards surface and edge rubbed; top front corner of rear board has a stress crack that has been archivally strengthened. Leather at spine stress creased but supple; gilt title lettering, ruling and devices bright. Only a few plates are missing their tissue guards, though some several more are accordioned, rubbed or partially torn. Foxing is present in varying degrees to the text, heaviset to tissue guards and offset to facing pages of tet. Plates remain generally bright and clean, a few with minor cropping. A sound and decent example of the 1st issue of the 1st Vol of Strong's Flora, with a full complement of plates and additional 21 hand colored plates in the Monthly Flora and laid in loose. Pictures available on request. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 975.00 USD
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