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81 Rathbone, St. George The Boy Cruisers, Or Paddling In Florida
New York A. L. Burt Company 1893 Presumed 1st edition Hardcover Good+ 
Woodcuts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 264 pages; HC in pictorial stamped blue cloth. Presumed 1st edition, copyrighted by Burt 1893. Soundly bound and clean with just light shelf rub to cloth at corners and spine ends. Expected general but light to moderate toning to page stock. Floral pattern endsheets intact and sound. Woodcut figures and embellished initial letters illustrate the story. Partial internal split between flyleaf and frontis. A few signatures starting slightly. Light silverfish predation to page block edges. 11 pages of Burt catalog ads at rear. G++ 
Price: 16.50 USD
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82 Redford, Bruce The Converse of the Pen: Acts of Intimacy in the Eighteenth-Century Familiar Letter
Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 1986 0226706796 / 9780226706795 First Edition Paperback Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 252 pages; Trade paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Superb unread copy. Tight, bright and fresh. Hint of shelf rub front edge of covers; otherwise about as new. NF 
Price: 8.00 USD
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83 Rich, Geo. E. Artistic Horse-Shoeing
M. T. Richardson, Publisher 1887 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Lithographs; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 150 pages; HC 1st edition. Publisher's original green cloth with decorative design and title lettering to cover in black. Spine unlettered, as issued. No marks. Profusely illustrated with lithographed figures showing horse foot anatomy and scores of shoe designs created and collected by the author to correct for specific injuries and infirmities of horse hooves. Light to moderate foxing to blank endpages. A light to moderate instance of damp evidence to rear board does not affect the book's internals, pages or structural integrity. Sound snug binding. A few pages creased at top corner. Solid copy of the 1st edition of this helpful treatise on advanced methods of horse-shoeing. VG- 
Price: 89.00 USD
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84 Rochefoucault, Duke De La Maxims, and Moral Reflections With a Biographical Preface and an Appendix by the Editor
New York G and C Carvill 1835 Leather Good 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 139 pages; Bound in full black leather. Contents soundly bound and complete. Leather over spine with chips at spine ends and one missing mid-spine. Leather over spine split over frotn hinge and helkd in place by prior owner’s use of several short strips of cello tape. Older linen tape reinforcement to the inside front hings. Endpages with somehat heavy foxing, fading to modrate to the pages of the text. Revised copyright information on a letterpress slip of paper tipped on to verso of title page. Expected light toning to page stock. Would benefit from light restoration/rebacking. Early American printing thus. Good only 
Price: 25.00 USD
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85 S. C. [Colvil, Samuel] The Grand Imposter Discovered: Or An Historical Dispute Of The Papacy And Popish Religion; : Divided in Four Parts : 1. of Bishops, 2. of Arch-Bishops, 3. of an Oecumenick Bishop, 4. of Antichrist ...
Edinburgh His Majesties Printers for the Author 1673 First Edition Leather Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Full speckled calf boards with paneled frame in blind. Artfully rebacked with black leather title label in the 2nd of five compartments. Mild smoke to text block edges. Contents clean and complete save for refreshed endpages. Unusual pagination a result of printer error, as specified in the erratum on the terminal printed page. Pagination [64]; [1] , 2- 171, [blank], 187 -226; 1 -92, [2]. Collation: []2, A - G4, H2; A - X4, Y2, Aa - Ee4; A - L4, M3. Snug and neat. Prior ownership of New College Edinburgh with bookpate at front stamped "sale duplicate". No other marks or attachments. Uncommon 17th century Anti-Catholic work by the little known Colvil. Wing C5425. VG+ 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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86 Savioli, Lodovico Vittore (Saviol) Amori. Me Venus Artificem Tenero Praefecit Amori (Ovid)
Bassano Remondini 1789 Wraps Very Good- 
Very good. No dust jacket as issued. ; Frontis and engraved t.p.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 141 pages; Original hand made and marbled paper covers. Cover material bright with some light chipping to spine edge with quite small areas of loss. Venice (Veneti) Bookplate of Alexandri Caroli Fustinoii on front pastedown. Text unmarked. Exquisite engraved frontis and portrait medallion portrait of author on title page. Bright clean page stock with wide margins. Covers rubbed a bit at edges with chipping and minor loss as noted to the spine edge. A near VG copy, an early printing of Savioli's collection. Uncommon 
Price: 195.00 USD
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87 Schon, Erhard and Leo Baer (Intro. ) Unterweisung Der Proportion Und Stellung Der Possen, Nurnberg 1542. In Getreuer Nachbildung
Frankfurt am Main Joseph Baer & Co 1920 Facsimile; Limited edtion Hardcover Very Good 
Woodcuts and tipped in plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; 1920 Joseph Baer & Co. . Frankfurt. Limited edition of 300 copies. Facsimile of Schon's 1542 instructional book on proportion and geometry, illustrated with his woodblock prints. [64] unnumbered pages. Some several Illustrations on glossy stock tipped in, but by and large pages are reproduced as originally printed with woodcut diagrams and scenes faitfully reproduced. Soundly bound in original light brown paper covered boards with red and black printed title label to upper board. Mild nicking to paper boards at spine ends. Contents printed on laid paper, slightly toned. Introduction by Leo Baer. 1936 Invoice/receipt for the book's sale by a Berlin dealer for a price of 4 marks 20. Solid clean copy. Uncommon . VG 
Price: 125.00 USD
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88 Scott, Sir Walter The Lady of the Lake
Edinburgh & London John Ballantyne and Co. and Hurst, Rees, and Orme, and William Miller 1810 First Edition; First Printing 1/2 leather Very Good- 
4to 11" - 13" tall; First edition, first impression. 290, cxxix pp. 4to. Snug and sound in a tasteful, recently rebacked binding retaining period marbled paper covered boards. This copy lacks the half-title page but retains the large engraved frontis of Scott and his dog, Camp executed by Heath after Saxon. Mild soiling and foxing to front and rear endpages; a shallow damp line across the top corner of the frontis and the last several leaves. A very shallow tea toned damp line visible along the very front edge of some pages of the text. Engraved armorial bookplate of Diana Russell mounted to front pastedown; manuscript ownership of Fanny S. Bawdon [? ] to the blank upper corner of the title page. Paper covered boards exhibit some light rubbing and chipping to the paper at edges. Lower edge of boards shelf rubbed and a bit furred. Professionally rebacked and snugly bound. One of 2000 copies of the 1st impression; this is state b with the text "End of Canto Six" removed from the bottom of page 288. Todd Bowden 47Aa. VG- to VG 
Price: 435.00 USD
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89 Scott, Walter Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border; Consisting of Historical and Romantic Ballads, Collected in the Southern Counties of Scotland : with a Few of Modern Date, Founded Upon Local Tradition; 3 Volumes
London James Ballantyne for Longman and Rees 1803 Second Edition 1/2 leather Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; Mixed edition with Volumes I and II the 2nd edition of 1803 and Vol III the fith edition of 1812. Uniformly bound in a recent, handsome 1/2 morocco over marbled paper covered boards. Gilt tooled title labels to spines. Contents bright and neat; half-titles lacking from each. [4] clxvi [4], 291; [4] 426; [5], 488 pp. Handsome and solid. VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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90 Scott, Walter Rokeby; a Poem
Edinburgh John Ballantyne and Co 1813 First Edition 1/4 leather Good+ 
4to 11" - 13" tall; 330 pages; 1st edition (1st impression thereof). [10], [1]-330; [i]-cxvi, 3 ads, with imprint at the bottom of p. Cxvi. In period 1/2 leather and marbled paper boards. Leather chipped at tail and stressed and rubbed to spine surface. Board edges rubbed with furring to the marbled paper; corners bumped with loss of leather through abrasion. Boards attached but leather splitting at joints. Contents complete including half-title. Prior owner (Joseph Fry) bookplate to front pastedown. Some light to moderate foxing and toning to the supple pages. An excellent candidate for rebinding. Todd Bowden 64Aa. Good. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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91 Scott, Walter and Thomas Stothard (Illustrator) Rokeby; a Poem [Engraved Title Page and Illustrations by Stothard]
Edinburgh James Ballantyne 1813 Second Edition Leather Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 413 pages; 2nd edition (1st impression thereof). Bound with the extra-illustrated title page at front and six engraved illustrations by Stothard. Handsome in 19th C. Full grained red morocco with wide gilt garland and double filet gilt rules to boards; spine in six with decorative tooling over bands and in compartments. All edges gilt. Spine a little darkened with some light rubbing and superficial flaking over the joints. Includes half-title. 4 of 6 plates and engraved title page retain tissue guards. A few scattered pages with foxing and toning but by and large fresh and bright contents. Todd Bowden 64Ac. VG to VG+ 
Price: 225.00 USD
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92 Sims, J[Ames] Marion Clinical Notes on Uterine Surgery; With Special Reference to the Management of the Sterile Condition
New York William Wood & Co. 1866 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 401 pages; 1st edition. 401 p. Sims' classic and revolutionary work on gynecology and uterine surgery including his pioneering description of the conditions necessary for insemination, his treatments for infertility as well as his description of the duck-billed speculum, more commonly known as Sims Speculum. Numerous in text ills by woodcut engraving. Original pebbled brown cloth; blind ruled covers and gilt titled spine. Numerous wood cut ills in text. Soundly bound with gilt title lettering at spine a bit dulled but readily legible. A few small spots of soiling to cloth boards; light/moderate fading to cloth at board edges and to surface of the spine panel. Cloth pulled with light fraying and nicking at spine ends. Front lining sheets split in the front hinge but board soundly bound still. Some light foxing to first and last few leaves; expected mild and only occasional toning spots to the pages of the text. A signature mid-book starting slightly; binding a little shaken. Sound copy of the 1st US edition with cosmetic flaws as noted. G++ 
Price: 425.00 USD
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93 Smith, James & Horace Smith Horace in London, Consisting of Imitations of the First Two Books of the Odes of Horace [and], Rejected Addresses, or the New Theatrum Poetarum.
London Printed for Gale & Fenner 1815 Fourth Edition Leather Good+ 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 2 volumes bound as 1. pp xi, 173; xiii, 127. 16th edition of the second work (Rejected Addresses). Bound in early straight grained red morocco leather with gilt paneled boards and heavy gilt stamped spine w/ 5 raised bands. AEG, gilt innner dentelles. Early armorial bookplate of James Lorimer Graham. Front board detached at hinge; rear hinge tender. Spine a bit darkened; corners lightly rubbed and slightly bumped. G+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
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94 stated, none Les Livres De L'Enfance Du XVe Au XIXe Sičcle Tome I, Texte & Tome II, Planches
Paris Gumuchian & Cie. 1930 First Edition; Limited edtion Hardcover Good+ 
Plates reproductions some color; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 798 pages; 2 volumes, complete. Issued in a limited edition of 900 copies. Xxiv, 446, [4]; 15, [1] pp & 336pl. Specialist's extensive catalog of antiquarian children's books with 6251 books described, many with details reproduced pictorially in the plate volume - some with hand colored plates reproduced. Introduction in English and French. Catalog text in French. This copy ex-library with heavy library cloth bindings and title lettering blocked in gilt to spine. Color frontispieces present; contents complete and generally neat. Trace tape ghosts to first and last printed pages of Vol II, possibly from some tape that was applied to original wraps (not included here). Snugly bound and decent reference copies. G+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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95 Stillingfleet, Edward and Gilbert Burnet A relation of a conference held about religion at London, the third of April, 1676 by Edw. Stillingfleet ... and Gilbert Burnet, with some gentlemen of the Church of Rome.
London Printed and Are To Be Sold By Moses Pitt 1676 Leather Good 
12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; 193 pages; [5], 193; [blank] ,[2] pp. Wing B5861. ... 1st edition. In period worn calf boards, front board detached. lacking front and rear pastedowns and front endpage. Rear free endpage missing a large portion and the final of three printed pages of ads for Pitt published titles appears to have been removed. Contents bright and clean. Insect predation to leather along front edge of cover board; scuffs, darkening and rubbing to boards and spine. Prior owner’s application of PVA to front external hinge without benefit.Clean fresh contents deserve a recasing or rebacking. Good plus thus 
Price: 175.00 USD
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96 Stimpson, William Synopsis of the Marine Invertebrata of Grand Manan: Or the Region about the Mouth of the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick
Washington, D. C. Smithsonian 1853 First Edition; First Printing Disbound Very Good- 
Lithograph plates [3]; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 66 pages; Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution; 1853. Original monograph disbound from the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge Vol VI. Complete and very fresh - being the contents only of Stimpson's well regarded monograph - with full text, title page, and 3 large lithograph plates. Pages creamy and bright with no marks. The condition of this disbound monograph is Fine, such as it is. A qualified binder could place the whole in boards for $25-50. Original green cloth spine panel of the larger volume is laid in, as are the front matter pages for the whole of Vol VI. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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97 Stuckio, Johann Wilhelm [Stucki] Sacrorum Sacrificiorum Gentilium. Brevis et Accurata Descriptio, Universae Superstitionis Ethnicae Ritus Cerimonias Complectens
Tiguri [Zurich] Apud Iohannem Wolphium 1598 First Edition Leather Good 
4to 11" - 13" tall; Large 4to in circa 17th century leather. ) (8, a - b6, A - Z6, Aa - Cc6, Dd4, Ee6. [20], 166 leaves. Bound with six cords. Leather covering is dried, rotting and chipping away at edges of the front board. Leather at spine largely intact but cracked and aged with gilt tooling dimmed and with surviving label dull. Boards tenuously attached by cords. Marbled paper pastedowns but missing marbled flyleaves at front and rear. Two blanks at both front and rear. Prior ownership of Loyola College Baltimore with a 19th century bookplate to the front pastedown and a pair of small inkstamps and a penned deaccession note to the margins of the title page. A mid 18th century ownership inscription penned across the title page in Latin. Contents soundly bound and complete; generally clean with some modest toning and occasional small age spot. Still with good margins. Post reformation study of superstition and sacrifice in ancient periods; scarce in the marketplace. Should be rebacked or recased but with contents in supple and clean condition. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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98 Swinburne, Algernon Charles Rosamund, Queen of the Lombards: a Tragedy
London Chatto & Windus 1899 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 88 pages; 1st edition, later state, with Sept 1899 ads at rear. Authorial inscription on cut paper mounted to the front flyleaf: " with best wishes for the New Year // and kindest regards from // [signed] AC Swinburne"... Bound in full heavy cream linen with title lettering brightly in gilt to spine. Cloth darkened at spine and less so to board edges. Many pages uncut. 32 page Chatto catalog at rear dated Sept. 1899. Signed; VG; Signed by Author 
Price: 395.00 USD
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99 The Second Division Association; United States Army Commendations of Second Division American Expeditionary Forces France 1917-1919 Germany
Cologne The Second Division Association 1919 First Edition Wraps Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 61 pages; 1919 The Second Division Association. Paperback in pictorial, title lettered card stock covers. Saddle stapled binding. Contents clean and neat. Front cover had detached but is archivally mended with japanese tissue repair over the separation at the spine fold. Several small areas of chipping and loss to the front cover edges. Uncommon contemporary divisional publication recording the successes of the 2nd during WWI. Contents VG but with wear and chipping to the covers. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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100 Tornielli, Agostino Annales Sacri & Profani : Ab Orbe Condito, Ad Eundem Christi Passione Redemptum, Cum Sacrosanctć Scripturć & Ethnicorum Collatis Inter Se Ad Veritatem Temporibus Vere Ordinateque Dispositi.
Frankfurt Ioannem Theobaldum Schon Wetterum 1611 Vellum Very Good 
Copper plate engravings; maps; woodcuts in text; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Two volumes in one. Folio oversize in contemporary vellum binding with decorative corner and center devices impressed to boards. Double fillet ruling to borders and decorative tooling over the spine compartments. 19 copper plate engravings present of the 24 called for. Includes ten double page copperplates, one folding; two are laid in. One of the double page plates is an outline of Ortelius 1570 World map. Some smaller woodcuts in text. Some minor worming in the gutters of the pastedown and first several leaves. Mild damp line to the front edge of the terminal ensheets. 3 plates with mild damp stain in the top margin and shallow chips from the same edge. Map plate has the lower front corner of the front margin torn away. Vellum with expected but mild darkening and soil. Vellum boards slightly concave; binding secure and well preserved. Bold inscription in latin to the front endpage appears to be from prominent Luteran theologian Andreas Osiander II to his younger brother, Lucas Osiander (the younger) : "Reuerendo Viro Dno Luca Osiandro Illm Principis Wurttembegici Consiliario Abbati et Generali Super intendenti Maulbrunnis. Fratri suo dilectissimo. // Andreas Osiandro D // dddt" . Later pencil ownership inscription "William Henry Hechler, British Embassy // Vienna" where Hechler served as Chaplain from 1885 to 1910. Hechler was a great collector and student of Bibles and works of Biblical studies, an Anglican of German descent who worked ardently for a Zionist cause of which he theorized a prophetic basis. He did much to encourage the legitimacy of Herzl's Zionist endeavors among the ruling class of Germany. Some light maroon fountain pen to short phrases and passages scattered in the First of the six books. Some pencil annotations and underlining in the tables at the conclusion of the first book, all presumably from Hechler's intense study. Paged VI: [12], (plates) , 484 p; VII: [4], 420, [40] p. Text printed within double rules; main body in two columns. Engraved title page at front and separate title for Vol II. Each of the six books has a partial title and woodcut headpiece. Each of the six books is followed by tables. Though lacking several of the doublepage plates the contemporary binding is well preserved and the contents very neat; dignified by prominent and interesting provenance. VG thus. ... Oversize book will require additional charges for shipping. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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