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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 Harriet and Her Scholars; A Sabbath School Story.
Philadelphia American Sunday School Union, 146 Chestbut St 1827 1/4 leather Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 90 pages; By the American Sunday School Union, 146 Chestbut St. , Philadelphia. 1/4 leather over paper boards. This copy printed prior to the Sunday School Union's move to 148 Chestnut in 1853. Leather spine title lettered "Harriet & Scholars." Paper boards have their marbled paper covering largely missing. Frontis engraving missing, either not bound in or possible removed. Ront endpage neatly removed as well as a corner area of the front pastedown - very likely the product of an owner's wish to remove ownership marks. Binding remains sound but with some weakness and mild internal splits. Complete text, scattered light toning and foxing. Good only, at best. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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3 The Rural Magazine and Literary Evening Fire-Side Volume I, Nos. 1 - 12.
Philadelphia Richards & Caleb Johnson 1820 First Edition 1/2 leather Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 472 pages; Issues 1 -12; all that were published. Bound together in a mid/late 19th century 1/2 leather over marbled paper. Includes numbers 1 - 12 of this short lived monthly devoted to the concerns of the early American frontiersman. Much on brewing, cider making, horse and mule keeping, clearing and planting etc. Extensive and regular content devoted to education. Leather rubbed lightly over spine edges and at corner tips. Binding snug. Expected general toning to page stock. Damp line visible to front and bottom edges but with only a mild tide line visible among the first few leaves. Scattered light toning and foxing in the text, as expected. One leaf with a short closed tear and a small fingernail sized chip which has removed a few words from a passage. A few illustrations from woodcuts. Spine tooled in gilt "Miscellany Vol III" ; small penciled binder's tag tipped in over main title page. Quite uncommon early American magazine, especially so in its complete short run. Includes early abolitionist content. VG- 
Price: 265.00 USD
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4 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- 
Price: 125.00 USD
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5 Abbott, Jacob Harper's Story Books, Vol 3 With, "Virginia, Or, a Little Light on a Very Dark Saying" ; "Timboo & Joliba, or the Art of Being Useful" ; "Timboo & Fanny, or the Art of Self Instruction"
New York Harper & Brothers 1855 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; HC in ornate Victorian era decorated cloth. Decorative pond-scape illustrated title vignette to cover board and ornate decorative title design to spine. 3 books in one volume, with separate title pages and pagination. Profusely illustrated with full page, half page and in-text engravings. Corners bumped with mild abrasion to cloth. Nicked and rubbed at spine ends. Front endpage neatly removed, probably to efface a personal gift inscription. Soundly bound and generally neat with but mild scattered toning. VG- 
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6 Alcott, William A. Tall Oaks from Little Acorns, or Sketches of Distinguished Persons of Humble Origin
New York Carlton & Porter 1856 Presumed 1st edition Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 369 pages; Smaller format HC in original trade cloth binding. Presumed 1st edition, with no subsequent printing noticed. Snugly bound in original green cloth with decorative ruling and vignette framing stamped in blind to boards. Vertical lettering in gilt to spine along with a publisher lettered numeral "610" at base of spine - presumably a number in series of publication. Snugly bound and generally clean. Cut paper bookplate mounted to front pastedown has had some handsome manuscript ownership largely effaced with rough rubbing. Illustrated with several woodcut engraved plates. Light to moderate splotchy toning scattered in text. Cloth lightly rubbed and bumped at extremities. Solid and clean; uncommon. VG- 
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7 American Baptist Publication Society, The Green Velvet Dress : And Other Stories. False Friends. --The Great Plague.
Philadelphia American Baptist Publication Society, 1875 1/2 leather Very Good 
Woodcut frontis; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 48 pages; No author given. Slim HC in original black calf leather backed binding with marbled paper covered boards. Soundly bound and generally neat with gilt title lettering and a series # 30 stamped in vertical design to spine. Mild soiling top front corner of the first few leaves Just light shelf rubbing to boards at corner tips and spine ends. Scarce juvenile pedagogical tract. VG 
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8 American Sunday School Union The Book of One Hundred Pictures
Philadelphia American Sunday School Union 1861 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Woodcuts; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 104 pages; An exceptionally well preserved copy in original dark brown cloth with deeply impressed patterns, lettering and decorative borders in blind to boards and with gilt struck title lettering a bit dulled at sine. Snugly bound and fresh with just a whisper of rub to cloth at corners. 1864 Christmas gift inscription to front endpage. Themed groupings of single page narrative vignettes, each headed by a pictorial woodcut. 4 page publisher catalog appended at rear. VG++ to NF 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 Andersen, Hans Christian & Mary Howitt (Trans. ) Life In Italy ; The Improvisatore: Harper's Library of Select Novels, No. 49
New York Harper & Brothers 1867 Paperback Good+ 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 124 pages; As originally published by Harper as # 49 in their Library of Select Novels. In original title lettered wrappers; no date to title page nor copyright. The rear coiver advertises the May 1867 issue of Harper's Magazine. Spine edge rubbed with some mild furring and shallow loss at spine ends. Text printed in two columns. No catalog of Harper Select titles at front, though there are ads for regular harper titles inside front and for the magazines to the rear cover. Wrappers shelf soiled and tattty at the edges with small nicks and rubs. Moderate damp stain and tide line to the front edge of the cover and first few leaves. Contents generally neat with just mild toning to page stock and a few pinprick sized paper burns. Uncommon early American issue. G+ 
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10 Arthur, T. S. & Virginia F. Townsend, (editors) Riches Have Wings; or, a Tale for the Rich and Poor.
New York Baker & Scribner 1849 Sixth Edition Hardcover Very Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 192 pages; 6th edition, after the 1847 initial printing. Snugly bound and neat in original brown cloth with decorative vignette and border designs in blind and title panel elaborately done in gilt, very bright to spine. Front flyleaf missing, probably removed to obscure ownership or gift inscription. Just trace toning and occasional superficial spotting to page stock. Several small spots of insect predation to the cloth of the lower board. Overall handsome bright and clean. VG 
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11 Baird, Henry Carey The Painter, Gilder, and Varnisher's Companion; Containing Rules and Regulations in Everything Relating to the Arts of Painting, Gilding, Varnishing, and Glass-Staining, Graining, Marbling...[ Etc]
Philadelphia Henry Carey Baird 1876 Sixteenth Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 356 pages; Soundly bound and generally neat in original brown cloth with decorative border detailing in blind to boards and titles in gilt (just a little dulled) at spine. Boards shelf tapped at corners with superficial abrasion and fray to top front corners. A short closed tear in the binding fabric at the tail of the spine has been inconspicuously mended with archival pva. Front lining papers partially split in the inner front hinge. Otherwise solid and neat. Uncommon in one of the early original examples. VG- 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Bamford, Mary E, Out of the Triangle; A Story of the Far East, and Other Stories New Sabbath Library Vol 1, No. 4
Elgin IL David C. Cook Publishing 1897 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 95 pages; Published as New Sabbath Library Vol. 1, No. 4. Paperback in pictorial wraps over side staped text block. Printed on glossy stock. Sound and neat with just light toning and mild soiling to cover stock. Illustrated with about 8 or so full page b&w renderings. Includes stories: Out of the triangle.--The squash of the Esvidos.--By the way.--At Cousin Harriet's.--The nephew of tia Marta.--Comale's revenge.--At the panaderia.--Miss Stratton's paper.--An honest day's work.--Timoteo.--The victory of Quang Po.--The new igloo. Uncommon in the original edition. VG- 
Price: 40.00 USD
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13 Bancroft, George Memorial Address on the Life and Character of Abraham Lincoln, Delivered At the Request of Both Houses of the Congress of America
Washington D. C. Government Printing Office 1866 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 69 pages; Original pebbled black cloth with title lettering and decorative garland border in gilt to cover board. Spine unlettered, as issued but with prior owner's vertical typed paper title label mounted. A solid and attractive copy of the original edition. Corners lightly bumped with trace chipping to cloth at crown of spine panel and a mild bump abrasion to the cloth at the lower corner of the cover board. Light foxing scattered here and there, a bit heavier to first and last few leaves. Prior ownership of prominent Lancaster businessman H. L. Mellinger to the front endpage and his name in blind stamp to the top margin of two preliminary pages. Engraved frontis portrait of Lincoln faces the title page. Complete and sound copy; VG- 
Price: 70.00 USD
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14 Bar, A Member Of The Report of the Trial and Conviction of John Haggerty, for the Murder of Melchior Fordney, Late of the City of Lancaster, Pennsylvania; In the Court of ... ... associate justices of said court
Lancaster Masthof Press 1997 Facsimile Paperback Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 82 pages; Facsimile reissue of the original 1847 report. Bound in glossy paper covers with title cover reproduced on the front cover and title lettered spine. Bright clean copy; no marks. Trace sticker (price? ) top corner of front cover. Otherwise quite fresh and neat. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Barbauld; Edgeworth Et. Al. American Popular Lessons : Chiefly Selected from the Writings of Mrs. Barbauld, Miss Edgeworth, and Other Approved Writers
New York R Lockwood 1829 Second Edition Hard cover Very Good- 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 251 pages; 1829 R Lockwood, NY. HC in printed paper covered boards and gilt ruled cloth backstrip. 2nd edition after and 1820 printing. An early American school book with intermediate level narrative pieces relating to American history, Scripture as well as charachter formation. Paper covered boards have bordered title printing at front and printer's advertisements on rear surface. Simple gitl ruling acros spine; unlettered, as issued. Sound clean copy has a prior ownership inscription to the front endpage. Cloth rubbed and just a little tender at spine edges. Moderate shelf soiling to board surfaces; expected light toning to paper stock. Sound and attractive. VG- 
Price: 43.95 USD
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16 Beal, Rebecca J. Jacob Eichholtz, 1776-1842, Portrait Painter of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia Historical Society of Pennsylvania 1969 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 407 pages; 1969 Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Oversize HC/DJ. 1st edition. Solid clean copy; no marks. Crisp clean dust jacket just mildly sunned at spine and with a touch of rub at spine ends. A personal letter laid in at front relates to the book's prior owner owning Eichholtz's portrait of Lydia Smith. Attractive copy. NF/VG ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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17 Bremer, Frederika; Howitt, Mary (Trans. ) The Home; Or, Family Cares and Family Joys
New York George P. Putnam & Company 1850 2nd American edition 1/2 leather Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 449 pages; Bound in 1/2 brown calf over marbled paper covered boards with titles in gilt to spine. Prior 19th century ownership of a liberal arts college literary society with early paper catalog label to crown of spine and bookplate to front pastedown. Just slightly shelf cocked in the spine. Light shelf rubbing to leather over edges and corner tips; paper over boards nicked and rubbed at edges. Expected mild general toning to page stock. Sound and decent. G++ 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. Mazeppa,
London John Murray 1819 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 72 pages; 1st edition, 2nd issue - with imprint moved from [70] to verso of p. 71. Retains half-title page. Bound in later cloth backed, paper covered boards with paper title label to the thin spine. Without the original wraps and the 8 page inserted Murray catalog. Small horizontal abrasion to the upper board; presumably a paper title label had been mounted to the center. Board edges lightly rubbed at edges, maroon quarter cloth rubbed and a little thin at spine ends. Small chip missing from the top edge of the half-title. Contents bright and clean; complete save for the sometime seen publisher's catalog. "Fragment" - Byron's early Vampire story included in this volume by Murray without Byron's consent appears in pages 57 to 69. (Randolph p 70-71) VG- thus 
Price: 275.00 USD
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19 Carter, John & Graham Pollard; Nicolas Barker & John Collins An Enquiry Into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets [2 Volumes]: [With] a Sequel to an Enquiry Into the Nature of Certain Nineteenth Century Pamphlets
London & Berkeley Scolar Press 1983 0859676390 / 9780859676397 Second Edition Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 835 pages; 2 volume set, as issued. 2nd edition. Includes the "Sequel" volume by Barker & Collins along with the revised 2nd edition of the Carter & Pollard work 1st issued in 1934. Snugly bound in uniform bindings of red cloth with titles brightly in gilt to spines. Ex-library copy with trace residue of glue from spine labels, bookplates to front pastedowns and card pockets at rear. Sungly bound, fresh and unmarked. Aside from ex-library indications quite VG but graded G+ because of institutional indications. ... Oversize book will require additional charges for most shipping methods. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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20 Casper, Scott E. & Jeffrey D. Groves & Stephen W. Nissenbaum & Michael Winship A History of the Book In America; Volume 3: the Industrial Book, 1840-1880
Chapel Hill The University of North Carolina Press & American Antiquarian Society 2007 0807830852 / 9780807830857 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 560 pages; Superb copy; bright, tight and fresh in immaculate dust jacket. 3rd volume in the 5 volume series of books on the History of the American Book. Handsome copy. F/NF 
Price: 105.00 USD
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