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1 Biblia, Das ist: die Ganze Heilige Schrift Des Alten Und Neuen Testaments. [Elector Bible]
Nurnberg Johann Andrea Endterischen Handlung 1782 Hardcover Good+ 
Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1298 pages; Folio. The "Elector Bible" featuring full page woodcut engravings of the Prince-Electors of the Holy Roman Empire. [94] 1181, [23] pp. Augsburg Confession at rear. Bound in a mid 19th century 1/2 calf over pebbled brown cloth boards. Spine covering detached and laid in at front. Title page in red and black is bound in on a stub. Frontis of Luther missing along with two of the Elector portraits. Text printed in double columns inside a line border; profusely illustrated with pictorial vignettes from woodcuts, decorative head and tail pieces and decorative initials. Shallow damp stain line across the top corner of the first half of the text. Occasional expected light soiling to pages, but in general a clean and bright text. Candidate for respining or recasing. Good ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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2 Die Geschichte Des Grossen Stifters Des Christenthums, Jesus, Unsers Gottlichen Erretters : Der Zeitordnung Nach in Einer Freyern Uebersetzung Aus Den Vier Evangelien. Zwei Bande; Volumes I & II Bound Together
Passau Mangoldischen Hofbuchdruckerei 1791 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 746 pages; Passau, Mangoldischen Hofbuchdruckerei; 1791. 2 volumes bound as 1. Paged continuously [4] 1 - 746; with seperate title pages for the volumes. Squat, stout volume in period patterned paper over boards. Binding sound and snug with boards sound in joints. Paper over boards rubbed over spine edges with flaking and light chipping; boards visible at spine edges but remaining well bound. Scattered toning and foxing to text is generally mild. Spine panel unlettered but a rectangular paper label is mounted near crown with a hand lettered 3 digit numeral. Sound and clean. Uncommon in either of the tw volume and scarcer still in the complete 2 volume form dealing with all 4 Gospels. VG- 
Price: 275.00 USD
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3 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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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 Akinside, Mark [Akenside] The Pleasures of Imagination; a Poem in Three Books.
London R. Dodsley 1744 Fourth Edition 1/2 leather Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 142 pages; Presumed 4th edition, with Akenside's name recorded on the red and black printed title page as "Akinside" - but lacking the half-title page. One page publisher ad following the text of the poem. Rebound in a handsome modern 1/2 polished calf with five raised bands and gilt tooled morocco title label over marbled paper boards. Title page trimmed hard in the right margin with engraved vignette off center and only a sliver of margin to the image. Contents snug and neat; decent margins remain in the text. Handsomely rebound. VG thus 
Price: 135.00 USD
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6 American Sunday School Union Union Questions, on Select Portions of Scripture from the New Testament; Volume I Containing the Life and Miracles of the Lord Jesus Christ
Philadelphia American Sunday School Union 1831 1/4 leather Very Good 
Map, folding; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 154 pages; Small format volume bound in 1/4 sheep over marbled paper boards. Folding map of palestine at front. Copyrighted in 1831, this is presumably the 1st edition. Leather spine unlettered but supple and with only light rub to ends and surface. Boards lightly rubbed edges. Contetns complete and clean with just the expected mild toning. Bookplate of a Liberal Arts College Philosophical Society. Solid neat copy. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Andersen, Hans Christian and Charles Boner (Afterword and Trans. ) A Christmas Greeting; Thirteen New Stories
New York C. S. Francis & Co. 1848 2nd American edition Hardcover Very Good- 
frontis engraving; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 165 pages; hardcover in original brown cloth with elaborate decorative blind stamped designs to boards; title letteringand pictorial elements brightly in gilt to spine. Issued as one of the volumes in the Francis & Co. "Little Library". Apparently the 2nd American edition after an 1847 James Miller printing. Illustrated with tissue guarded frontis engraving of "The Little Match Girl". Snugly bound and clean. Cloth lightly crimped at spine ends with trace fray. Boards lightly bumped at corners. Period gift inscription in pencil to front endpage. All endpages present and well bound. Expected light toning and occasional spotting to page stock. One page near front has a small piece of the page at the top corner torn away; the rear free endpage is missing a more sizable piece from the top corner. Still a very solid and still quite handsome copy of this scarce early printing of some essential Andersen tal;es, including the match Girl and Red Shoes among others. Page 154 to 165 comprise an afterword by Charles Boner with several pages of publisher ads appearing at rear. VG- 
Price: 250.00 USD
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8 Arnald, Richard A Critical Commentary On Such Books of the Apocrypha as are Appointed to be Read in Churches: [3 vols in 1] viz. Wisdom, Ecclesiasticus, Tobit, Judith, Baruch, History of Susanna and Bel and the Dragon. with Two Dissertations on the Books of MacCabees and Esdras
London Printed for the Author By W. Bowyer 1753 First Edition 1/4 leather Good+ 
Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1744, 1748 and 1752. 3 volumes bound together as 1. With unique title pages for each volume and a general title page dated 1753 for the collected volumes. (: being a continuation of Bishop Patrick and Mr. Lowth) [4], xxxii, 148; ix, [7], iv, 248; [4], xii, [8], xvii-xxxii, 128 pp. Bound in 1/4 calf and plain paper covered boards. Spine wityhout embellishment or labels. Leather splitting at joints; boards tenuously attached by cords. Front free endpage has the top front corner torn away in a crescent. Prior ownership to rear endpage in manuscript dated 1761. Contets complete and clean. G+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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9 Aurelio Bertola De' Giorgi Favole Dell' Abate De' Giorgi Bertola
Bassano Giuseppe Remondini 1789 Second Edition Paperback Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 144 pages; Soundly bound in flexible paper boards with period hand painted paper covering. Prior ownership in manuscript inside front cover dated 1793. Pages generally supple and clean. Some mild predation to decorative paper over the covers; several small chips to paper over the spine. Attractive neat copy. VG 
Price: 65.00 USD
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10 Balzac, Jean-Louis Guez de Aristippe, Ou, De La Cour: Divise En Sept Discours
Coulogne Etienne De La Place 1704 Vellum Very Good 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 280 pages; Reprinting from the 1658 original edition. Small format in period vellum. In 12's. Soundly bound and generallu clean. Prior ownership in Italian (Mario Franco Placocos[? ]) to front endpage and base of title. Period manuscrip to vellum at spine, simply "Francese". Mild worming to the pastedowns and front free endpage. Two or three pin head sized worm holes to the vellum at the rear joint. Flake of vellum missing top edge rear boars. Solid and clean; VG 
Price: 110.00 USD
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11 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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12 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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13 Bergk, Theodor Beitrage Zur Lateinischen Grammatik; Auslautendes D Im Alten Latein
Halle Richard Muhlmann 1870 Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 168 pages; Hardcover in quarter cloth and marbled paper over boards. Snug and solid although ex-library indications include a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Prior ownership signature of noted classicist, Gonzalez Lodge. Lodge presumably donated his library to Franklin & Marshall College's library. Remnants of paper title label to spine. Corners and edges of book slightly worn and rubbed. Partial splits in the endpage joint. G++ 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Boccaccio, John The Novels And Tales Of The Renowned John Boccacio [decameron] The First Refiner of Italian Prose: Containing a Hundred Curious Novels, by Seven Honourable Ladies, and Three Noble Gentlemen, Framed in Ten Days
London Awnsham Churchill 1684 Fifth Edition Leather Fair 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 483 pages; 1684 Awnsham Churchill, London. "5th edition" [London]. 4to. In near contemporary leather spine with later probably 19th century repairs. 1/2 leather over drab paper covered boards. Leather splitting over joints but cords holding. First 4 leaves, including engraved frontis and title page are only tenuously attached. Title and dedication page damaged with a uniform swath of the top 3 inches of the two leaves torn away - presumably to remove ownership inscriptions. (16) 483 pp. Boards heavily rubbed at edges with rough abrasion and surface loss along the top edge of the lower board. Leather at spine darkened with some crazing and loss of gilt detail in the ruling and title tooling. Damage to title and dedication leaves but otherwise textually complete. Expected light general toning and occasional spotting to text. Mounted to rear pastedown is the engraved bookplate of the Folthrop Royal Brighton Library (circa 1830's). Margins thin but without any encumbrance on the text or readability. Wing B3378. Fair to Good only. With all faults. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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15 Boethius; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boetius; Richard Preston (Trans. & Ed. ) Anicius Manlius Severinus Boetius, of the Consolation of Philosophy. in Five Books; Made English and Illustrated with Notes by Richard Preston
London Printed By J. D. for Awnsham and John Churchill, At the Black Swan 1695 First Edition Thus Leather Bound Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 246 pages; Soundly bound in contemporary or near contemporary leather. 1st edition of the Preston translation. Recently rebacked in an entirely sympathetic leather treatment. Leather boards with shallow pitting uniformly across the boards, likely a result of the flecking chemical used. Original blank endpages retained; rear pastedown has had an ownership inscription rubbed and watered away with rub through to the board in a dime sized spot; ghost of inscription offset to facing blank. Tea colored damp line halos the front endpages. Short tear in the front margin of the copperplate frontis has been mended with japanese tissue paper. Prior ownership in manuscript across the top edge of the title page; a few isolated instances of a marginal notation or in-text mark. Very mild damp line across the lower edge/front corner of the margins about 1/3 of the text. Margins generous; contents bright and pages supple. Sound and well preserved in period binding. G++ 
Price: 800.00 USD
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16 Byron, George Gordon; Lord Byron Don Juan, Cantos III, IV, and V
London Printed By Thomas Davison, Whitefriars 1821 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 218 pages; 1st edition, the large-paper 8vo. [6], [3]-218, [2]pp. Uncut in original drab green paper covered boards with a modern green qurtercloth rebacking titled in gilt. Retains half-title and front blank with 1820 watermark and prior manuscript ownership of John Jobson. Boards lightly rubbed with mild bumping to corners; some mild scattered spotting. Randolph p 74. VG 
Price: 395.00 USD
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17 Byron, Lord [George Gordon]. The Giaour, A Fragment of a Turkish Tale
London John Murray; Printed by T. Davison 1813 First Edition 1/4 leather Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 41 pages; 1st edition, 2nd issue. Recased in modern 1/4 brown polished calf and brown cloth boards. 2nd issue, the trade printing, with Byron's name on title page but without watermark in the paper of the text block. Lacking half-title page. Contents clean and generally bright, though with a very mild and faint damp line in the lower spine corner of the title and dedication leaves and with trace rippling to the same portion of the book's pages. A well done rebinding if somewhat utitlitarian. Trace rub to cloth at corner tips. Davison imprint between double rules on the verso of the final printed page. Randolph 25-26. About VG thus 
Price: 265.00 USD
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18 Caesar, Julius & Martin Bladen, (trans. ) & Palladio C. Julius Caesar's Commentaries of his Wars in Gaul, and Civil War with Pompey; To Which is Added a Supplement to His Commentary of His Wars in Gaul; As Also Commentaries of the Alexandrian, African and Spanish Wars by Aulus Hirtius, or Oppius, & C
London J. Knapton & D. Midwinter (et. al. ) 1726 Fourth Revised Edition Leather Very Good 
Engravings and maps, many folding; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 432 pages; 4th edition, revised. Title continues: "With the Author's Life / Adorn'd with sculptures from the designs of the famous Palladio / The fourth edition improv'd, with notes explaining the most difficult places, the ancient and modern geography exactly compar'd and Dionysius Vossius's supplement collected from Plutarch, Appian, Dion, &c which makes a connection between the wars in Gaul and civil war with Pompey." [32], 432, [8] pp. Illustrated with 14 plates; 3 folding maps; 9 folding plans and views, frontis and a single page plate. This copy in a fine recent sprinkled calf with paneling in blind to boards and brown title label, gilt to spine. Refreshed endpages of laid paper sympathetic and tasteful. Prior ownership in manuscript to recto of frontis; a more modern small ink name stamp top edge of page block. One plate has archival mending to folds and another with light chipping and furring at the front edge. Generally very handsome, complete copy handsomely rebound. VG 
Price: 600.00 USD
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19 Cantelio, Petro Josepho De Romana Republica, Sive De Re Militari & Civili Romanorum : Ad Explicandos Scriptores Antiquos
Lugduni Batavorum Samuelem Luchtmans 1726 Sixth Edition Leather Good+ 
Engraved plates and map, folding; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 392 pages; 6th edition, corrected and enlarged. [16], 392 pp. With 15 lates, including one folding table, one folding map, eight folding pictorial plates and five single page engraved plates. Extra engraved title page at front not included in the number of plates. Soundly bound in period leather with gilt tooled designs in spine compartments fading; morocco title label to spine. Shallow chipping and loss to leather to base of spine; less so at crown. Marbled endpages with remnant of armorial bookplate to front; some damp evidence to endpages with mild perforation at foot of the rear lining pages. Light tea colored damp lines to the lower half of the last 25 and first 10 or so leaves. Extra engraved title page has a small chip missing from the margin at the bottom edge. Plates are crisp and well preserved with a few showing light damp lines most apparent on the blank sides. 19th century Philadelphia bookseller label to the recot of the first blank. Sound and complete, a solid copy in better than Good condition 
Price: 495.00 USD
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20 Cato, Marcus Porcius and Johann Matthias Gesner; M. Porcii Catonis De Re Rvstica; Scriptores Rei Rusticae Veteres Latini
Mannhemii; Mannheim Societas Literata 1781 Hardcover Very Good 
Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 324 pages; [2] Bl. , 324 Pp. Snugly bound in sponge patterned paper covered boards with a hand lettered title label to spine. Light to moderate shelf rubbing to paper over spine and board edges. Board material showing through rubbed paper at corners. Engraved title page includes a profile bust portrait in woodcut of Cato. Contents bright and fresh. VG 
Price: 110.00 USD
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