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21 Charro, Peter [Pierre Charron] and Samson Lennard (translation) Of Wisdome : Three Bookes Written in French
London Printed for Luke Fawne 1658 Later edition Full leather Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 524 pages; 1658 Printed for Luke Fawne, London. A later edition. [28], 524, [18] p. Early leather boards with a recent but complementary rebacking, Four raised bands to spine; title lettering tooled in gilt. Original, engraved title page is chipped and missing an inch or more swath from the gutter forward including about 1/4 inch from the engraved illustration - but all title lettering and imprint lettereing remains. A narrow jagged chip of loss from the top edge into the image surface. Full title page supplied in facsimile and tipped to a stub. Front and rear pastedowns lacking but front blank present with an 1831 prior owner inscription. Contents complete save for loss to title page, and presumable 2 pages of advertisemt which may have been a terminal leaf. (18) page "Alphabetical Table" (index) at rear. A small cresent stain of oil or wax to the lower front corner of the first 15 or so leaves intrude into the text on only the first several printed leaves. Shallow chipping to the same pages at the lower corner tip. Small instance of worming in the top margin of pages 30 - 100. Front blank and A2 have had some paper supplied to the lower corners; no loss of text on A2. Occasional period notation and underlining. Margins trimmed and narrow in the latter two books with occasional minor loss to the printed margin notes. Solid and decent. Good copy, thus 
Price: 450.00 USD
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22 Church of England The Booke of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments: And other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England [Combined] with the Whole Book of Psalmes: Collected Into English Meeter by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins & Others
London Christopher Barker 1619 Leather Fair 
Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1619 Christopher Barker & Companie of Stationers; London. Woodcut initials, black letter text, single column printing, calendar in black and red. Psalms with special title page within woodcut border. Lacking blanks and title for Book of Common Prayer. Initial leaf is (: . ) ii, (An Act for the Uniformitie). This imprint names Barker alone on woodcut colophon. Bound with The Whole Booke of Psalmes Collected into Engish Meeter by Thomas, Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others. 1619 Companie of Stationers. Title within woodcut architectural border; letterpress music in text. A-P6; Lacking Q-Q4. [19], 161 pp. Recent rebinding in full grained morocco with titles and devices tooled in gilt to spine. Of Common Prayer there is archival stabilization to the edges of the first leaf. Some furring and nicking to edges of following several leaves. Ai - Aiiiii with older paper mending to tears and shallow chips. Aiiiiii - A iiiiiiii with chips and small areas of loss affecting text. Here and there throughout some marginal tears and furring. Margins trimmed tight; occasional mild worming. Of Whole Book of Psalmes - lower edge trimmed tight. Lacking final 8 pages of text (Q-Q4). E4 with a 2 inch chip from the lower front corner with some loss of text. Scattered mild soiling. With faults. Fair only 
Price: 625.00 USD
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23 Church Of England; Thomas Newcomb & Henry Hills (Printers) The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England : Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed As They Are to be Sung or Said in Churches: and the Form or Manner of Making ... of Bishops, Priests...
London Assigns of Thomas Newcomb and Henry Hills 1710 Leather Good 
; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1710 Assigns of Thomas Newcomb and Henry Hills, London. Folio printing, 39cm (15") tall. Text printed in two columns, with ruling in red and black throughout. Extra engraved title frontis. Signed a-a3, b-b4, A-I4, K-U4, X-Ii4, Kk - Uu4, XX-Aaa4; Bb2. In rebacked period calf covered boards. Lacking one leaf - a4. First 25 or so leaves rubbed and furred at edges with some older paper remargining and mending. B1 missing large area from lower front corner; D1 missing a swath along the front edge and lower front corner with loss of some text. T2 & T3 with some margin loss but no loss of text. Here and there some older small paper repairs to margins. Margin annotations to specific mentions of Queen Anne with changes to succeeding monarchs. With all faults but about Good thus. .. Oversize book will require additional charges for most shipping methods. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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24 Clark, Samuel The Marrow of Ecclesiastical History Containing the Life and Death of Our Blessed Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ, The Lives of the Fathers and Other Learned and Famous Divines from Christ's Time, to This Present Age, the Lives of Many Eminent Christians Etc
London Printed [By J. R. ] for W[Illiam]. B[Irch]. and Are To Be Sold By Tho. Sawbridge At the Three Flower-De-Luces in Little-Britain, and By William Birch At the Peacock At the Lower-End of Cheapside 1675 Third Edition Leather Good+ 
Copperplate; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1675, printed [by J. R. ] for W[illiam]. B[irch]. And are to be sold by Tho. Sawbridge at the Three Flower-de-luces in Little-Britain, and by William Birch at the Peacock at the lower-end of Cheapside, London. 3rd edition, corrected and somewhat enlarged as noted on main title page, with separate title pages for 3 discretely paged parts of the work identified as the second edition. Title page printed in red and black. Lacking the engraved frontis and the terminal printed leaf of the book, paged 303 - Rr1 . [24], 27, [1], 179, 200-504, [4]; [8], 116, [4], 104, [4]; [4], 302 pp. Printer or binder errors to front matter with signatures not sequential but catchwords appearing correct. There are three separate notices "To the Christian Reader" with unusual collation signatures. Title page followed by (c) 1, "To the Christian Reader", followed by Epistle Dedication to Philip Wharton (b) 1-2, followed by two separate notes "To the Christian Reader" [(c) 2]? , (d) 1-2. The whole work professionally rebound in a port wine colored goat skin; upper board paneled to match the original binding (the leather for which is laid in at rear). Title page has an old paper repair to the top corner with the tips of the red letter print of the final W in Marrow inked in red. Title page and several subsequent pages gathered using paper stubs bound in. A short shallow gouge to the front edge of pages 53 - 150, possibly the result of an ember burn; gouge is deepest in pages 80 -130 with some loss of the printed margin annotation but never intruding into the primary text. Includes numerous copperplate engraved portraits in text and a large copper engraved plate paneled in twelve with portraits of eminents. Original paste-down with ownership laid down on refreshed front paste-down. Front matter of first 10 or so leaves has some light nicking and chipping to edges. Final printed page Qq2 has paper repairs to edges. Lacking frontis portrait and the last printed page of the book. Otherwise complete and decent. In an attractive professional rebinding. Good thus 
Price: 945.00 USD
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25 Cobbett, William; Peter Porcupine Die Blut-Fahne... [The Bloody Buoy]; Ausgestecket Zur Warnung Politischer Wegweiser in America...
Reading , PA Gottlob Jungmann Und Comp 1797 1/2 leather Fair 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 198 pages; 1797 Gottlob Jungmann und Comp; Reading, PA. In period binding material with later basic repairs. Pigskin leather spine and wall-paper over boards. Paper skinned at front board with about 1/3 of paper covering lost. Boards scuffed at edges; corners bumped and bruised. Unlettered leather spine is solid. Replacement endpages at front and rear, rather too generously glued to adjoining leaf - at front, the title page. Front endpage split showing replacement crash under leather and resewn binding. Some several signatures starting and rubbed at protruding edges. Damp line to the corners and front edge of the first 30 or so and last 20 pages. Expected moderate toning and foxing scattered in text. Contains one only of the four plates called for. Otherwise complete in the text, including the terminal leaf with plate descriptions. *4 [2 daggers] [2] A-2B4. Crude reapirs could be reversed without much trouble. Fair to good only. 
Price: 325.00 USD
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26 Coffin, James H. Winds of the Northern Hemisphere
Washington Smithsonian Institution 1853 First Edition Disbound Very Good 
Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, Vol VI; Lithograph plates, maps, one large folding; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 197 pages; Disbound from Vol VI of Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. Pages, plates and maps are in Fine condition. Supple bright and neat. Disbound copy with no covers or boards. ,... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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27 Cornelius A Lapide Commentarius in Esdram, Nehemiam, Tobiam, Jvdith, Esther, Et Machabaeos : Cum Triplici Indice
Antverpiae [antwerp] Jakob Meursius 1669 Vellum Very Good 
R. P. Cornelio Cornelii a Lapide E Societate Jesv, Sacrae Scripturae Olim Louanii, Postea Romae Professore; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 314 pages; Antwerp, Jakob Meursius; 1669. Collects and reprints commentaries earlier issued in seperate volumes. This volume paged as one. [4] Bl., 314 S., [22] Bl. Folio 13" tall. Period full vellum; spine in six compartments with five raised bands. Title lettering inked in manuscript to second compartment with inked devices drawn in the 1st and 3rd compartments. Woodcut title page vignette, tailpieces and first letters to each commentary and index. Spine and top edge a little smoked. Boards slightly concave and yawning somewaht at front edge. Very short 1 inch closed crack to vellum at spine joints from the tail. Contents complete and clean with supple pages free of toning or foxing. Short ownership inscriptions to base of title page and recto of rear endpage. Boards have no pastedowns; binding cords exposed as sewn through the boards. Ownership bookplate of SSM Kelham. VG example 
Price: 300.00 USD
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28 Court Of King's Bench, The Fifth and Last Part of Modern Reports, Being a Continuation of Several Special Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of Queen's Bench, ... ... Same Hand As the Former Parts.
London Printed By John Nutt, Assignee of Edw. Sayer Esq ; for Tho. Bever ; and Tho. Osborn 1711 First Edition Hardcover Good 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 464 pages; Tall 4to. Rebound in institutional brown buckram; ex-library with bookplate to new endpages/pastedown and call number painted base of spine. Lacking front and rear endpages but with text complete; first page of the book is the title-page. 464 pp with "Table" of [20] pp at rear. Expected light toning and spotting to pages. Library cloth is slightly irregular and bubbled lower inch or two from a damp episode, also visible as a tide line and ripple to the newer endsheets but with no discernible effect to the pages of the text. Prior ownership in manuscript top edge of title page - "Lt. Evans ..." [? ] and WJ Dillingham. Text block solid and neat, in an institutional library rebinding. Good thus or better. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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29 Dahl, Svend & Louis Barthou (Preface) Histoire du livre de l'Antiquite a nos jours Preface de Louis Barthou
Paris Jules Lamarre 1933 Hardcover Good 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 326 pages; HC in beige paper covered boards with title stamping to spine dulled and only dimly legible. Soundly bound ex-library copy wit call label and light ownership attachments. Page stock with expected general toning. Heavily illustrated with photograph reproductions of incunabula; early bindings and books of antiquity. Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
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30 Darnell, Elias A Journal Containing an Accurate and Interesting Account of the Hardships, Sufferings, Battles, Defeat, and Captivity, of Those Heroic Kentucky Volunteers and Regulars, Commanded by General Winchester, in the Years 1812-13, A. Also Two Narratives.
Philadelphia Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854 Fourth Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 98 pages; Hardcover in original cloth backed title lettered, paper covered boards. 4th edition. Sound, solid copy with the publisher's trade binding. Brown cloth spine with 4 horizontal rules in gilt; unlettered, as issued. Light general toning and light soiling to decorative title lettered boards. Short, mild scrapes to board edges; corners lightly bumped. A small gouge to the lower edge of the rear board. Missing the front free endpage, the book opens to the title page. Some foxing scattered in text; generally light but heavier to the first 10 or so leaves. Three or four pages with evidence of a folded corner. The first page of Davenport's Narrative has been corner creased with some stress and two short tears to the page tip. Overall a solid and neat copy in better condition than usually found of this important set of primary accounts of western actions in the war of 1812. The 4th edition, after the very scarce 1812, 1813 and 1834 edition. This example has a several page catalog of Lippincott Grambo titles appended at rear; paged 29 - 36. Howes D73; Sabin 18602. VG- 
Price: 325.00 USD
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31 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, [Etc]
Philadelphia J. Towar & D. M. Hogan 1830 First Edition Thus Full leather Very Good- 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 428 pages; 2nd edition issued by this publisher. (First was in 1828). Soundly bound in original full calf leather with a chipped morocco title label to spine. Label is missing the front 1/3 with reamining lettering - Ameri / Constitu/ - . Prior owner's mid 19th century (Ohio) bookplate mounted to front pastedown; an adhesion abrasion/chip to the front endpage. Endpages complete. An early leaf has a closed horizontal tear across the page which we have mended with archival japanese tissue paper. Leather is lightly surface rubbed at spine with a few tiny pits to the surface and the spine ends a little thin and rubbed. Just light shelf rubbing to leather at board edges and surfaces. Includes the Declaration, Constitution of the US with amendments and the constitutions of the first 24 states ending with Missouri. Solid clean copy in original binding. VG thus 
Price: 185.00 USD
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32 Davison, W. (Publisher) A Descriptive and Historical View of Alnwick, the County Town of Northumberland, and of Alnwick Castle Alnwick & Hulne Abbeys, Bristlee Tower, the Borough of Alnwick, etc,
Alnwick W. Davison 1822 Second Edition Hardcover Good 
1822; Plans and engravings; 7 folding; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 334 pages; Hardcover in what appears to be the original trade cloth binding of pebbled green cloth - with paper title label at spine specifying the publisher's price for editions in cloth. Front board detached; all cloth surfaces complete. Damp mottling/soiling to the top 1.5 inches of the upper board, not showing any effect to the endpages or contents. Unusual pagination conforms to the usual [5], 10 - 334 p. Illustrated with 5 plans, 1 folding and 14 engraved plates, 6 folding. Some woodcuts in-text. Final two pages of the book, the appendix, are detached and laid in. Some of the plates with moderate foxing and toning, with expected offset to adjacent pages. Light soiling to some scattered pages. First several leaves are a little furred at the front edge. Bookplate of R W Tyson to the front pastedown. A set of three thread holes in the gutters of the last several signatures suggest an earlier reapir or attempt to secure the now loose last two pages. Perhaps was recased with original cloth early 20th century. Scarce in original cloth - though wanting restoration which could be easily enough accomplished with a rebacking. Good only thus 
Price: 265.00 USD
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33 De Saint-Pierre, James Henry Bernardin Amd Henry Hunter, (Ltranslator) and Benjamin Smith Barton (Notes and Additions) Studies of Nature: with the Addition of Numerous Original Notes and Illustrations: [Three Volumes, Complete]
Philadelphia Abraham Small 1808 Leather Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3 volumes, complete. Xl, 417; vii, 504; ii, 493 pages. Snugly bound in period speckled calf boards but rebacked with professional faux leather spines for institutional purpose. Prior ownership of the Bryce Thompson Institute of Plant Research, with bookplates at front and card pockets at rear. Crude gilt title lettering to faux leather spines includes LOC catalog numbering stamped in gilt. Includes frontis and 4 folding plates from copperplate. Snugly bound and clean; expected light toning and foxing scattered through contents, heaviest to endpages. Mild rubbing to leather at board edges with some mild abrasion to leather at corners. From the 1784 French edition. Snug neat copy with professional though unattractive rebacking. VG- thus ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 185.00 USD
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34 Downes, John Occultations of Planets and Stars by the Moon During the Year 1853, Computed by John Downes At the Expense of the Fund Appropriated by Congress. for the Establishment of a Nautical Almanac
Washington, D. C. Smithsonian Institution 1853 First Edition; First Printing Disbound Very Good 
Tables; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 35 pages; Disbound monograph. From Smithsonian Institution Contributions of Knowledge, Vol VI, 1853. Extensives data tables reproduced in the text. The pages are bright and supple. Nice copy but disbound from original binding and lacking covers. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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35 Dwight, Theodore The Northern Traveller: (Combined with the Northern Tour) Containing the Routes to Niagara, Quebec, and the Springs. with the Tour of New-England and the Route to the Coal Mines of Pennsylvania
New York G & C Carvill 1828 Third Edition 1/2 leather Very Good- 
Maps and engravings; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 403 pages; 1/2 leather and marbled paper over boards. Solid and complete copy, the 3rd edition of this popular early touring guide. Illustrated with 19 copper engraved maps, one a double page map, and 12 copperplate views. Views bound in out of order, per the binder instructions and table of contents. The frontis is "Notch House." Boards light to moderately rubbed edges and surfaces. Original gilt decorated leather spine a bit surface and edge rubbed; gilt details a bit dulled but readily legible. Prior owner inscriptiuons to front and rear endpages. Scattered light foxing in text. VG- 
Price: 180.00 USD
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36 Eckartshausen, Karl Von Gott ist die reinste. Liebe-Mein Gebeth und meine Betrachtung
Hildesheim Sieger 1792 Fourth Edition Leather Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 286 pages; 4th edition. Vierte, vermehrte Auflage. Period full calf with decorative ruling to boards and devices to spine in blind. Faded title label to spine. Binding sound but a little shaken with tenderness in the hinges. Shallow chipping to leather at spine ends. Scattered light toning and foxing to page stock. Prior ownership in pencil to front endpage. Good or better 
Price: 50.00 USD
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37 Erycius Puteanus Historiae Barbaricae Libri VI: Qui Irruptiones Barbarorum in Italiam, Occasum Imperii, Et Res Insubrum Continent, Ad Exemplum Flori Conscripti
Antwerp Typis Joannis Cnobbari 1634 Vellum Very Good 
24mo 5" - 6" tall; [14], 149, [21] p. Signatures [A - L]8 ; M2. Final 5 leaves blank. Printer's woodcut device on title page. Full period vellum with hand lettered titling at top of spine. Prior ownership in manuscript to pastedown and fly. Several hand lettered ownership inscriptions on title page margins have been crossed through but remain legible with close inspection. Binding neat; contents complete with just minor toning to pages and a few leaves at rear with superficial nicks and margin tears at edge. Attractive copy of historian and humanist - Puteanus' history of the Barbarian invasions. VG 
Price: 325.00 USD
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38 Evans, Thomas & R. H. Evans (compilers and Eds. ) Old Ballads, Historical and Narrative, With Some of Modern Date [in 4 Volumes]; Collected from Rare Copies and Mss. a New Edition, Revised and Considerably Enlarged from Public and Private Collections
London Printed for R. H. Evans By W. Bulmer and Co 1810 Revised Edition Leather Good 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 4 volumes, complete. Uniformly bound in an unusual thatched pattern calf with gilt chain tooled ruling to board edges. All volumes with late 19th century era rebacking which is not holding. Leather splitting in the joints with many boards detached, some with a few front matter pages attached. Evidence of more recent and ineffectual glue repairs in the joints. Text contents bright, clean and complete. Half-titles present save for Vol. 4, from which the half-title is missing. Leather spines complete if a bit worn at spine ends and splitting in joints. Wants rebacking. Good only. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 165.00 USD
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39 Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans The Poetical Works of Mrs. Hemans 2 Volumes in 1
Philadelphia Henry F. Anners circa 1845 Hardcover Very Good 
48mo 3" - 4" tall; No date given; circa 1845-1855. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt floral bordering and titles to spine, an ornate gilt bordered "classical" theme illustration to cover board and embellishments in blind to rear board. Small format, about 3.5 inches in height. All edges gilt. 2 volumes bound as 1. Binding snug and contents neat. Engraved frontis illustration for both volumes, tissue guard missing from the frontis for the first volume. Mild rubbing and flaking to gilt designs to cover and spine. Still a very solid and attractive example of this near-miniature edition of Heman's works. VG 
Price: 47.95 USD
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40 Franklin, Benjamin & Jared Sparks, editor The Works Of Benjamin Franklin. [in Ten Volumes] Containing Several Political and Historical Tracts Not Included in Any Former Edition, and Many Letters Official and Private, Not Hitherto Published. with Notes and Life of the Author by Jared Sparks.
Boston Hilliard, Gray, and Company ; Tappan & Dennett 1840 First Edition Leather Very Good+ 
Plates, some folding: Engravings, maps, portraits; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 183 7- 1844. Hilliard, Gray, and Company ; Tappan & Dennett: Boston. Ten volumes, complete. Uniformly bound in mid 19th century speckled calf with black leather title and volume labels to spine. Mixed imprints with 7 volumes (five 1st editions) published with the Hilliard imprint; Vols II, III & IV with the Tappan & Dennett imprint dated 1844. Handsome and well preserved set with only minimal rubbing to leather at edges. Spines darkening; some rubbing and cracking to black leather labels. All volumes retain half-title pages; coated yellow ensheets are clean and intact. Some scattered foxing, here and there moderately heavy but generally pages are bright and clean. Illustrated with engraved plates and maps, some folding; some frontispieces. Tide line across the bottom corner of the lower board of Volume I - no damp evidence to any pages. Volumes V through X are 1st editions. Handsome set. VG+ ... Oversize book set will require additional charges for most shipping methods. 
Price: 700.00 USD
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