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101 Turnor, Hatton Astra Castra, Experiments and Adventures in the Atmosphere
London Chapman and Hall 1865 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 530 pages; Large, stout HC in publisher's original brown cloth with boards decoratively paneled in blind. Paper title label to spine a bit toned and rubbed but complete, unchipped and readily legible. 1st edition with complete contents including subscriber list and corrigenda. 1 blank each at front and rear; appears to be missing endpages. Boards and spine complete and intact, though dulled and somewhat faded at spine. Cloth at spine ends crimped and moderately frayed. Corners bumped with lower front corners showing abrasion and light rub through to cloth. Internal split at 410/411 is connected by threads only; latter singatures sprung and starting. Should be resewn and rebacked. Contents complete; collated. Illustrated with 39 plates reproduced by photozincograph; numerous in-text vignettes from woodcut. A wide-ranging historical and contemporary treatise on aviation in myth, theory and practice. A standard and important work on ballooning. Overall G++ to VG-, wanting some basic restoration. ... Oversize book will require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 385.00 USD
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102 Victor Hugo Napoleon Le Petit
Londres Jeffs 1852 First Edition Vellum Very Good 
32mo 4" - 5" tall; 448 pages; Londres, Jeffs; 1852. 32mo; 10 cm tall. 448 pp. Paged in 8's with 28 signatures. An unusual example; I have not found any other copies noted with this makeup of pagination and signature delineation. Period 3/4 vellum with marbled paper covered boards. Oval inkstamp of a Firenze bookseller placed on the free front endpage and the half-title page. No mention of edition, nor of any other publisher or printer than Jeffs. Title is hand painted in black to otherwise unlettered vellum spine. This presumably was an early copy smuggled back to France. Binding sound and contents clean. Expected mild toning to page stock. Terminal printed leaf has a short tear at the top margin. Mild rub to vellum at edges. An unusual example of the original edition, with no priority known regarding 1st actual printing. VG 
Price: 220.00 USD
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103 Vincent, Nathanael (ed.) and Thomas Manton, Matthew Poole, et. al. The Morning-Exercise Against Popery, Or, the Principal Errors of the Church of Rome Detected and Confuted in a Morning-Lecture Preached Lately in Southwark: by Several Ministers of the Gospel in or Near London.
London A. Maxwell for Tho: Parkhurst, At the Bible and Three Crowns in Cheapside Near Mercers-Chappel 1675 First Edition Leather Very Good 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 883 pages; Larger 8vo in contemporary paneled calf boards with tulip corner pieces and double fillet borders in blind. Artfully rebacked with red morocco title label in the 2nd of 6 compartments. Front flyleaf refreshed; otherendpages original. Manuscript ownership of a Scott James on the rear endpage; later manuscrip inscriptions to title page and endpages reflecting ownership of New College, Edinburgh, with bookplate/loan notice to front pastedown stamped "sale duplicate". Boards a bit bumped at corners; mild surface scarring. Title page a bit soiled but in general the contents are bright and clean. Title within double line border. Marginal and paragraph notes. Woodcuts: initial, head-pieces. Solid neat copy with period boards and attractive rebacking. Wing V414. VG. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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104 Virgil, [Vergil]; Charles Symmons (Tans. ) The Aeneis of Virgil [Aeneid]
London Printed for R. Hunter and J. Porter 17817 First Edition Thus 1/2 leather Very Good- 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 660 pages; 1st edition in this translation.4to large paper edition. Professionally rebound in modern half blue morocco over marbled paper covered boards with black leather title label tooled in gilt to spine. Endpapers refreshed. Title page with surface spotting and a moderate damp line along the lower edge. Next several leaves with milder damp line and some light furring to the front edge. Text block snug and complete with mild intermittent foxing. Several ink ownership stamps of the Philadelphia Mercantile Library appear in blank areas of the generous margins to several pages including the title page. Handsomely rebound copy, uncommon in this edition. VG- ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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105 Von Cochem, Martin Antoni-Büchlein, Oder, Andächtiges Geist- Und Trostreiches Gebett-Büchlein : Darin Neben Der Neun-Dinstägigen Andacht Zu S. Antonio Von Padua ... / / Durch Den Ehrwürdigen P. Martinus Von Cochem, Capuciner Ordens
Colln Herman Demen 1678 Leather Very Good 
3 copperplate engravings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Colln, Herman Demen; 1678. 13 cm. Gathered in 12s. Presumably the 2nd edition, with changes made in pagination from the edition of 1675. This 1678 example paged thus, [20], 564, 93. *11, A12 - Z12, Aa6; a12 - d12. Page 564 misnumbered by the printer as 464. A slight yawn between the front endpage and the title page, combined with an apparently missing leaf in the collation of the preliminaries suggests that a frontis or added engraved title page may be missing. Otherwise complete and clean. 3 copperplate engravings are included in the pagination. Bound in stippled brown leather, appearing to be a mid to late 1700's rebinding. Leather over spine rubbed with mild nicking at spine ends and a small open tear near the tail. Spine unlettered. Speckled paint/ink decorated endsheets; all edges gilt, but dimmed. Mild worm traces to the last two leaves and pastedown. Prior ownership to bottom edge of rear endpage. Rare in institutional ownership and in the marketplace; only one 17th Century copy located In institutional hands, an example in silver binding of the 1675 edition at the Smithsonian. Generally VG though could be improved with minimal professional restoration. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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106 Walter Lowrie & Walter S. Franklin, (Eds. ) American State Papers, Class X: Miscellaneous: Documents Legislative & Executive of the Congress of the United States. Volume I Only - from the First Session of the First to the Second Session of the Tenth Congress, Commencing Mar. 3, 1789, & Ending Mar. 3, 1809
Washington DC Gales and Seaton 1834 First Edition Thus 1/4 leather Good+ 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 947 pages; Volume I Only - from the First Session of the First to the Second Session of the Tenth Congress, Commencing Mar. 3, 1789, & Ending Mar. 3, 1809. Oversize large 4to bound in 1/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards. This copy deacessioned from a University special collections library with some light ex-library indications, including thin white painted catalog numbers to base of spine and two small ownership ink stamps to front endpages. Remanants of a card pocket to the rear pastedown. Lower board detached; upper board tenuous in the joint. Contents snug and neat. 947; xxx pp. 30 page index at rear for contents of this volume. G+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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107 Wharton, George & John Gadbury (compiler) & Johann Rothmann The Works of that Late Most Excellent Philosopher and Astronomer, Sir George Wharton, Bar. Collected Into One Volume by John Gadbvry ...
London Printed By H. H. for John Leigh 1683 First Edition Leather Good+ 
Woodcuts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 670 pages; 1683 Printed By H. H. For John Leigh, London. (32) , 670, (2) pp.. Collation: A8, a7, B - Vv8. Lacking frontis, front and rear blanks. All else complete, including full page woodcut of plamistry hand on verso of Ll8. 19 in-text woodcuts of plamistry examples; also woodcut charts & tables. Rebound in recent supple, grained yellow goatskin with no spine titling or embellishment. Lining sheets refreshed with original pastedowns preserved and mounted inside boards. Title page printed in black and red. First and last several leaves with some leather burning and chipping at edges. Late 20th century restoration used a tipping attempt for the first and last few pages that was not fully successful. Thus, the first and last few leaves, including title page, are loose or nearly loose from binding. Table of contents lists 20 sections; five have individual, extra title pages recording the dates of original publication. Generally complete and well preserved in a modern recasing. Wing W1538. G+ thus 
Price: 450.00 USD
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108 White, James The Adventures of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster [2 Volumes, Complete]
Dublin Printed for J. Jones, W. Jones, Grueber and M'Allister, and R. White 1790 First Edition Thus Leather Very Good- 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 256 pages; 2 volumes complete, uniformly bound in period tree calf with morocco labels at spines. Vi, 279 & 264 pp. Half-title lacking in vol I, present in Vol II and with all blank endsheets present. Leather cracking at joints but still sound. Light chipping to boards at lower front corners. Last several pages of vol 2 have damp staining along the front margin. Prior owner name penned in ballpoint with a 1935 date on the top edge of the title page of each volume. Overall about VG 
Price: 350.00 USD
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109 Williams, Helen Maria A Narrative of the Events Which Have Taken Place in France, From the Landing of Napoleon Bonaparte, on the First of March, 1815, Till the Restoration of Louis XVIII. with an Account of the Present State of Society and Public Opinion
Philadelphia Moses Thomas 1816 First American Edition 3/4 leather Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 247 pages; 1st American edition. In an mid 19th century 3/4 calf over marbled paper binding. Black morocco title label to spine with double gilt rules bracketing five compartments. [1] 2 -247 pp. No half-title page present. "Brinton Library" rubber stamp to front pastedown with an 1839 numeral penciled below the stamp and a matching number, slim paper label attached to spine. Snugly bound copy; pages supple and clean with expected light toning and ocaasional light foxing. First and last few leaves with some light damp lines. Leather rubbed and nicked at spine ends with some mild chipping to the surface of the leather at the crown. Williams was an English feminist writer and novelist, considered a radical and supported of the ideals of the French Revolution. Her first hand account of the period and events leading to the fall of Napoleon. American Imprints 39829. Overall near VG 
Price: 245.00 USD
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110 Winters, Georg Simon Wolerfahrner Pferd-Arzt : Welcher Grundlich Lehret, Wie Man Der Pferde Complexion, Natur Und Alter Erkennen, Alle Inner- Und Ausserliche Kranckheiten Curiren, Und Die Gesunden Pferde Vor Allen Mangeln ...
Nurnberg Johann Andrea Endterischen Buchhandlung 1804 Reprint Leather Bound Good 
Woodcut plates; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 838 pages; Period full speckled calf, six raised bands at spine. Morocco title label at spine well worn, shrunken, cracked and indistinct. Leather at spine with vertical stress creasing and a small chip missing mid-spine. Chipped and frayed at spine ends. Rear board hanging on by a thread or two. Illustrated with 44 plates attached to binding stubs; plates are the full width of two pages. 41 numbered plates all present with an additional 3 plates lettered A & B and with one plate, out of sequence, designated with a triangle. Frontis plate of implements is partially present, missing more than half of the plate along the fold. Several prior ownership manuscript entries to the front endpage. A heavy organic brown stain to the larger area of lower front corner of the first few leaves (including the title page) and to the middle (spine adjacent) area of the last 2 or 3 leaves. The text block is generally clean aside from these stains. 3 or 4 plates with short closed margin tears. One plate observed with a small but more pronounced "v" shaped tear at the top edge. Plates appear to be woodcut reproductions of the larger copperplates used in the 17th and 18th century folio sized editions of Winters' exhaustive treatise/s on horse breeding and medicine. This 1805 edition appears to have been a title in demand by and imported to America for the German speaking immigrant population of Pennsylvania. Complete in text and with a full complement of 44 plates. Would benefit from rebacking with the original materials. Still a decent and complete copy. Good 
Price: 250.00 USD
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111 Wisner, Benjamin & James Montgomery (Intro) & Susan Huntington Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Susan Huntington of Boston, MA
Boston Crocker and Brewster 1829 Third Edition; revised Leather Bound Good 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 328 pages; 3rd edition, revised. Original treed calf leather binding with morocco title label to spine. Leather over spine skinned and missing the front half inch from the middle 2/3 of the spine surface. Contents soundly bound and complete. Leather rubbed at board edges; hinges tender. Rear spine edge scuffed and chipped. Leather at spine browned and with some hairline cracks to surface. Illustrated with a tissue guarded frontis portrait of the subject. G 
Price: 25.00 USD
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112 Woolsey, T. D. ; (Ed and Notes) A Selection of Greek Tragedies with Notes, for the Use of Colleges, and for Private Reading; Two Volumes: Vol I; the Alcestis of Euripides and the Antigone of Sophocles. Vol II; the Prometheus of Aeschylus and the Electra of Sophocles
Boston James Munroe and Co 1841 Third Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 4 vols in 2. Hardcover in original trade cloth bindings of embossed blind stamped brown cloth with title letering decoratively in gilt to spine. Both bound volumes have title pages for the volume as well as separate title pages for each work. 2nd and 3rd editions of the separate works. Vol I; viii, [1-3] 4 - 120; vii, [2]. Vol II; (1-3) , 4 - 138; Viii, (1-3) - 104; 152. Cloth nicked and rubbed with light fray at spine ends; cloth at corners rubbed through and corners lightly bumped. Light evidence of bookplate removal to endpages. Prior ownership in manuscript. Occasional mild foxing to the text blocks and a small half-moon shaped damp stain along the top edge of most pages in the 2nd of the two volumes; one signature starting a little in the smae volumes. Soundly bound and bright with all original endpages complete and intact. Relatively uncommon thus. VG- 
Price: 65.00 USD
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113 Xenophon & William Smith (Trans. ) Xenophon's History of the Affairs of Greece
London J. Walker; F. L Wingrave; R. Lea; Et. Al 1812 1/2 leather Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 413 pages; Soundly bound in period 3/4 polished calf over marbled paper covered boards, with red leather title labels to paneled spine. Light shelf rub to leather edges; and trace chipping to leather labels. Imperceptible evidence of some careful and professional PVA mending to a possible small split in the leather of the lower joint. Shallow chip to the calf leather at the base of the spine. Prior ownership top edge of title page. Front endpaper missing; boards a little tender in the joints. VG- 
Price: 110.00 USD
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114 Xenophon. [Fielding, Sarah] ; Welwood, James, ; Graves, Richard, ; Bradley, Richard The Minor Works of Xenophon; Viz. Memoirs of Socrates; the Banquet; Hiero, on the Condition of Royalty; and Economics, or the Science of Good Husbandry.
London Printed for J. Walker, F. Wingrave [et. al. ] 1813 First Edition Thus 1/2 leather Very Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 467 pages; 1st edition in this translation. 467, (1) pp. Soundly bound in period 3/4 polished calf over marbled paper covered boards, with red leather title labels to paneled spine. Light shelf rub to leather edges; and light chipping to leather labels. Imperceptible evidence of some careful and professional PVA mending to a possible small split in the leather of the upper joint. Prior ownership top edge of title page. A few pages in the introduction with minimal modern underlining. Each of the minor works (save for Socrates) with a separate half-title page naming the translator. Uncommon. VG 
Price: 195.00 USD
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115 [Ameline, Claude] L'Art de Vivre Heureux, Forme´ Sur Les Idees Les Plus Claires de la Raison... Et Sur De Tres-Belles Maximes De Monsieur Descartes
Paris Chez La Veuve De J. B. Coignard, & J. B. Coignard Fils 1692 Vellum Very Good- 
Wood cut frontis; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 305 pages; Small format 16mo in period vellum. Frontis, [14], [8], 305 pp. *7, []4, A-M12, N7. Cream vellum covered boards lightly soiled. A vertical stress to the spine has begun to crack. Small closed split in the vellum along the lower edge of the cover board. Contents clean and neat. Bound with frontis, title and prelims, followed by an unsigned 8 page catlog of works published by Coignard between 1660-1692. Mild yawn in the interior front hinge. Prior ownership of Prince Franz Joseph [?] of Liechtenstein with the Princes of Liechtenstein bookplate mounted to the front pastedown. Solid and complete example of this scarce 17th century philosophical tract, first published in 1667 and attributed to Claude Ameline. VG 
Price: 450.00 USD
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116 [Arthur, T. S. ] ; Uncle Herbert My Indestructible Pleasant Stories & Pictures, By Uncle Herbert [A Cloth Book]
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott & Co 1880 Cloth Rag Book Good+ 
Woodcuts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 14 pages; An early limp cloth book, printed on tight weave, coated cloth. Ornate wood cut embellished pictorial title covers. [14] pages of large font short juvenile pieces with each page embellished bya bold woodcut illustration. Original string binding has failed but the pages are so well seated in their gathering that they rest comfortably and with integrity, Light general shelf soiling/darkening to covers; a shallow instance of nibbling predation to the front edge. Complet and still attractive example of this uncommon early reader rag book. G+ thus 
Price: 49.50 USD
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117 [Clacy, Helen] Cycla (Pseud) Passing Clouds; Or, Love Conquering Evil
New York Dodd, Mead & Co 1858 Hardcover Good+ 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 238 pages; [1858] Dodd Mead. HC in publisher's decoratively stamped green cloth. Horizontal decorative rules to cover in black. Embossed gilt and black title design to spine. Binding sound and contents clean. Front endpages removed up to the title page, which is the first leaf of the book. Rear endpages present and neat. Just mild toning to page stock. Cloth a little rubbed at edges and corners; boards peeking through lower front corners. 12 page catalog of Dodd Mead juvenile titles appended at rear. G+ only. Scarce in collections and specialty libraries. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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118 [David M Hogan, Ed] The American's Guide: : Comprising the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation; the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitutions of the Several States Composing the Union. Viz. Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois,
Philadelphia Towar & Hogan 1832 Second Edition Full leather Good 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 428 pages; 3rd edition issued by this publisher (after 1828 and 1830 issues). Text block is bright and clean. Speckled calf over boards missing front board but with rear board attached and spine bright and pleasant. Red morocco leather spine label with gilt titles. Missing front endpages; first page of the book is the title page and all else complete. Includes the Declaration, Constitution of the US with amendments and the constitutions of the first 24 states ending with Missouri. Lacking the front board but otherwise very neat with a VG text block. 
Price: 89.50 USD
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119 [Guillemard, Robert] by Himself Adventures of a French Serjeant : During His Campaigns in Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, &c. , from 1805 to 1823
Philadelphia H. C. Carey and I. Lea 1826 First American Edition 1/2 leather Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 300 pages; Bound in period 1/2 calf and marbled paper boards. Rebacked with original spine leather and morocco title label laid down. Contents complete and snugly bound with expected light toning. To the front pastedown is a presentation bookplate identifying the book's original owner and the date of the gift to an eastern American college's literary society. Small period paper label at the crown of the spine; no other marks or attachments. Pastedowns and endpages moderately foxed. Solid neat copy in considerably better condition than usually found. VG 
Price: 300.00 USD
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120 [Herd, David, Ed. ] Ancient And Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc.; In Two Volumes
Edinburgh By John Wotherspoon for James Dickson and Charles Elliot 1776 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Printed by John Wotherspoon for James Dickson and Charles Elliot, Edinburgh. The second edition. 312 & 283 pp. Bound in matching, period full polished calf with red morocco labels to spines. All original endpage blanks and half-title pages present. Extra engraved title page at front of both volumes. Superficial scarring to leather at spines with shallow chipping and loss to leather at crown of both spines. Soundly bound with all boards attached but with leather splitting over the front joint of Vol I, held well by cords and weakness in leather over the front joint of vol II. A short instance of worming through the surface of the leather in contiguous areas of the upper board of Vol I and lower board of Vol II. Essentially sound and entirely complete. A good looking set, quite uncommon in the 18th century editions. Index at rear of Vol II, with publisher one page ad the terminal printed page. VG- thus 
Price: 250.00 USD
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