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21 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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22 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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23 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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24 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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25 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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26 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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27 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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28 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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29 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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30 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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31 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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32 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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33 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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34 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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35 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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36 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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37 Galle, Theodore and Fabri, Johannes Illustrium Imagines, Ex Antiquis Marmoribus, Nomismatibus, Et Gemmis Expressae: Quae Exstant Romae, Maior Pars Apud Fulvium Ursinum Edition Altera, Aliquot Imaginibus, Et I. Fabri Ad Singulas Commentario, Auctior Atque Illustrior.
Antwerp Ex Officina Plantiniana (Plantin) 1606 Second Edition Leather Fair 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 2nd edition after the 1598 original. 2 volumes in 1 with sep. title pages. This copy lacks the initial 8 pages of front matter, A2 - A4,in the first part with B1, B2 placed at rear of Vol 2. Paged thus in Vol 1st: [2]Blank, Engraved title, 1 -151 (plates). Vol 2nd: Blank, Title, [6], 88, [6], bl., half-title, A-Q (plates), [4] pp. Lacking 18 of the 168 plates called for. Present are 135 of 151 numbered plates in the primary album and 15 of 17 of the lettered plates in the Appendix album. Lacking are plates numbered 35, 56, 71, 72, 73, 92, 95, 107, 112, 122, 124, 128, 129, 134, 148, 151 along with J and R of the lettered plates. Bound in heavy calf, presumably an early 18th century rebinding, with a later 18th century backing. Leather from top and bottom most compartments of the spine chipped away and lacking. Leahter boards scuffed and rubbed with some mild worming. One plate loose and laind in and another starting - both a little furred at front edge where protruding. Expected scattered toning, spotting and mild foxing with a few minor paper burn spots. Catalog bookplate of noted bibliophile and collector, James Moores Ball, to front pastedown and an 1827 auction note in manuscript. First blank only tenuously bound in and soiled. Imperfect copy, lacking front matter text to the 1st volume and a number of plates as specified. 
Price: 725.00 USD
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38 Gesner, Johann Matthias (1691-1761) and Marcus Porcius Cato Scriptores Rei Rusticae Veteres Latini Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius, Quibus Nunc Accedit Vegetius De Mulo Medicina, Et Gargilii Martialis Fragmentum...
Leipzig; Lipsiae Sumptibus Caspari Fritsch; Caspar Fritsch 1735 First Edition Vellum Very Good+ 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 1316 pages; Caspar Fritsch, Leipzig. Handsomely bound in contemporary full vellum with brown morocco title labels to spine. Folding frontis copperplate and 4 folding copperplate engraved plates. Vol I: [10], LVI, 858 p. ; Vol II : [10], p. 859-1316, 159 p.. Mounted to the front pastedown is the armorial bookplate of Thomas Falconer with four lozenges below the shield indicating earlier Falconer lineage; below this is mounted a later bookplate of Joseph M. Gleason. Snugly bound in bright clean vellum with just mild shelf rub to extremities. Almost imperceptible to the base of the spines are the impressions of a library catalogue numbers, though there are no library attachments or stamps, only a small 5 character number stamp on the versos of the title pages. Expected but mild scattered foxing; brown totning to the pages around the text block of most of the text. A handsome and well preserved example. VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 550.00 USD
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39 Gibbon, Edward, and H. H. Milman (Notes) The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, in Six Volumes
London John Murray 1846 Second Edition Leather Bound Very Good- 
Maps, folding; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 6 volumes complete. Bound in full polished calf with Christ Church Oxford blazon embossed in gilt to all boards. Bordered with double filet gilt rules; edges rolled with gult tooling. All edges and endpages marbled. Spines in six compartments with rules in 4 bracketing raised bands. Morocco title and volume labels. Vol II missing half the volume label and Vol III missing half the title label. Two volumes have a board detached. Some light rubbing to board edges and light skinning to the leather to a few of the 12 board surfaces. Folding maps at rear of all volumes are crisp and neat. Prior ownership of G W Kilchom (? ) Christ Church 1851 top corner of title page of Vol I only. Contents clean and neat. An attractive set with reasonably simple restoration needs. 
Price: 295.00 USD
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40 Goldoni, Carlo scelta di alcune commedie del goldoni, per uso de Dilletanti della Lingua Italiana; Tomo 2: Il Burbero Benefico. Pamela Maritata. La Dama Prudente. IL Padre Di Famiglia. IL Cavaliere E La Dama.
Livorno, Dalla Stamperia della Fenice 1822 Vellum Very Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7" tall; 478 pages; Tomo 2 only. Full period vellum with gilt bands and volume # tooled in gilt to spine; morocco title label mounted. Snug neat copy; very handsome. Contains the full text for Il Burbero Benefico; Pamela Maritata; La Dama Prudente; il Padre Di Famiglia; il Cavaliere e la Dama. VG+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
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