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Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord De Saumarez: from Original Papers in Possession of the Family. Volume 1

By: Ross, Sir John

Price: $145.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1838

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13464

Condition: Very Good-


engraved frontis & 3 plates and 2 charts/diagrams; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 440 pages; Volume 1 only, of 2. Publisher's original green cloth with decorative arabesque design stamped in blind to boards and with title lettering to spine bright and clear at spine. Pages unopened at top edge. Binding snug with just suggestion of splits in the internal hinges. Mild sunning to green cloth at spine. Top front corners bumped but not abraded. Illustrated with 4 finely engraved plates and 2 engraved maps/charts. A quite attractive example of this 1st of two volumes. Near VG View more info

The Bonaparte-Patterson Marriage in 1803, And the Secret Correspondence on the Subject

By: Saffell, W. T. R.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, W. T. R. Saffell: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15184

Condition: Very Good


Double Engraved frontis; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 254 pages; Solid and neat in publisher's terra cotta colored cloth; publisher's decorative emblem in blind to covers and title lettered brightly in gilt to spine. Some light shelf rub to corners and spine ends, mild dust soiling top edge. Trace foxing to slick, chocolate toned endsheets. Prior owner's name neatly penciled to front endpage. Illustrated with tissue guarded, engraved double frontis portraits. Solid neat copy; uncommon. VG. View more info

Through My Eyes; My Four-Week Experience in Post-Earthquake Haiti. the Thoughts and Experiences of Angela Salerno, R. N.

By: Salerno, Ngela and Debbie Salerno

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Franklin, PA, Author: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19702

ISBN: 1933626518

Condition: Fine


Color Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 63 pages; Bright, tight and fresh; no marks. Illustrated with color photographs. Feels and appears about as new. Fine. View more info

Crazy Horse; The Strange Man of the Oglalas (50th Anniversary Edition)

By: Sandoz, Mari & Vine Deloria Jr. & Stephen B. Oates

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press: 2004

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 21744

ISBN: 0803293194

Condition: Near Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 425 pages; Paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Bright, tight and neat; no marks. A page in the introduction corner-creased. Trace shelf soiling to front edge. Feels and appears unread. NF View more info

The Portrait of Zelide

By: Scott, Geoffrey

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1927

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 17259

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


1927 Scribners HC/DJ a new edition with material added about Benjamin Constant in a new afterword. Square sound and neat; no marks. Original printed dust jacket rubbed edges with light chipping, several short closed edge tears and mild soiling. VG+/VG-; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 276 pages; HC/DJ. A new edition with material added about Benjamin Constant in a new afterword. Square sound and neat; no marks. Original printed dust jacket rubbed edges with light chipping, several short closed edge tears and mild soiling. VG+/VG- View more info

Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams Sixth President of the United States With the Eulogy Delivered Before the Legislature of New York

By: Seward, William Henry

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Port Washington, NY, Kennikat Press: 1971

Edition: Facsimile; reprint

Seller ID: 13763

ISBN: 080461489x

Condition: Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 404 pages; 1971 Kennikat Press. HC . Bright, snug and neat. No marks. Appears unread and about as new. Fine View more info

John Wilkins, 1614-1672; An Intellectual Biography

By: Shapiro, Barbara J.

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, University of California Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20590

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 333 pages; Clean, snug copy in original title lettered dust jacket. No marks observed Prior owner's book plate to front endpage. Just slightly cocked in the spine. Mild sunning and shelf rub to the surface of the jacket's spine panel. VG+/VG View more info

Balletmaster, A Dancer's View of George Balanchine

By: Shearer, Moira

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd: 1986

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16854

ISBN: 0283993340

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages; HC/DJ. Bright tight and fresh. No marks inside or out. Just a hint of shelf evidence to dust jacket. F/NF View more info

Cannibals of the Heart; A Personal Biography of Louisa Catherine and John Quincy Adams

By: Shepherd, Jack

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18190

ISBN: 0070567301

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 440 pages; Square snug copy in original pictorial dust jacket. Light foxing to front and top edge of page block. Dust jacket lightly shelfworn to spine ends. Uncommon volume. VG+/VG+ View more info

The Life of Isaac Wilson Joyce

By: Sheridan, Wilbur Fletcher

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Cincinnati, Jennings & Graham: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11685

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 281 pages; 1907 Jennings & Graham. HC 1st edition. Original brick red cloth with titles brightly stamped in gilt to cover and spine. Snug binding with clean neat contents. Deaccessioned from a college library with mild evidence of a card pocket and bookplate. An older call number painted in thin white letters to the base of the spine. Ownership stamp to page block edges. Illustrated with photos on glossy stock. G++ View more info

Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney; Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers

By: Simon, James F.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2006

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 21278

ISBN: 074325032X

Condition: Very Good in Fine dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 324 pages; Square, sound and neat in crisp-edged, uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Four pages with large selections highlighted. Otherwise unmarked and very neat. VG/F View more info

Ulysses S. Grant; Triumph Over Adversity, 1822-1865

By: Simpson, Brooks D.

Price: $29.00

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25677

ISBN: 0395659949

Condition: Very Good+ in Fine dust jacket


B&W Photographs and Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 560 pages; Tight, bright and neat in original crisp edged, pictorial dust jacket. Light dust spotting to top edge of page block. Binder's flaw with a signature of page miscut at the bottom edge, mid-book. Illustrated with B/W photographs and reproductions. No marks. VG+/F View more info

Ingmar Bergman, Cinematic Philosopher; Reflections on His Creativity

By: Singer, Irving

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Cambridge, The MIT Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27639

ISBN: 0262195631

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; Tight bright and fresh in clean crisp-edged dust jacket. Just a whisper of shelf/handling evidence to jacket at edges. Solid clean copy feels and appears about as new. NF/NF View more info

From Baca to Beulah Sequal to "Valley of Baca"

By: Smith, Jennie

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, Garrigues Brothers: 1880

Seller ID: io0207

Condition: Very Good+


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 358 pages; 1880 Garrigues Bothers HC in original thatched maroon cloth with blind ruled borders and colophon to boards; spine brightly gilt stamped with titles and designs. Square sound and neat. Tissue guarded frontis and several illustrated plates. Mild ink smudge title page and a touch of mild scattered foxing. Solid and bright. VG+ View more info

Napoleon, A Doctor's Biography

By: Sokoloff, Boris

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Prentice-Hall: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19379

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 292 pages; Square, sound and clean in original title lettered dust jacket. No marks. Expected light toning to page stock. Dust jacket lightly shelf-soiled and with light rubbing and several tiny chips and nicks at edges. $3.25 publisher issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Illustrated with B&W drawings and reproductions of period paintings. NF/VG View more info

Memorial of William Julius Mann

By: Spaeth, Adolph

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Evangelical Lutheran Ministerium of Pennsylvania: 1893

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 17552

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 72 pages; Bound in flexible cloth covered paper. Titles in gilt to cover. Original edition, illustrated with photo portrait frontis. Prior library ownership with expected attachments. Black binding tape reinforcing spine. Uncommon in the original edition. Solid reading copy. Good only View more info

Herrmann Julius Rutenik, D. D. , LL. D. ; Sein Leben Und Wirken

By: Stepler, John Henry

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Central Publishing House: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15544

Condition: Very Good-


Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 233 pages; 1922 Central Publishing House. HC in original green cloth with title lettering and borders brightly in gilt to cover. Spine unlettered, as issued. Solid clean copy except for splits in the endpages at front and rear. Frontis portrait by photograph; about 18 illustrations in text from photographs and reproduced engravings. Scarce title. VG- View more info

The Lives and Deeds of Our Self-Made Men, Including: Grant, Greeley, Wislon, Brown, Sumner, Colfax, Beecher, Sherman, Sheridan..., Stanton, Lincoln, Et. Al.

By: Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Price: $169.50

Publisher: Hartford, CT, Worthington, Dustin & Co: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14902

Condition: Very Good-


Steel engraving; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 602 pages; 1st edition. Large stout HC in publisher's pebbled brown cloth; publisher device in gilt to cover. Gilt title lettering at spine dulled but legible. Moderate sunning to cloth at spine. Binding sound and contents snug. Illustrated with 19 tissue guarded, steel engraved plates, including a frontis of the author. Mild, shallow chipping to surface layer of cloth at spine ends. Mild foxing to endsheets and first several blank endpages. A solid and clean copy. VG- . ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or interna... View more info

Lives of the Queens of England, from the Norman Conquest; with Anecdotes of Their Courts...... 12 Volumes Complete and Bound in 6

By: Strickland, Agnes (1796-1874)

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Lea and Blanchard: 1849

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 15884

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; Lea and Blanchard, Philadelphia; 1848 - 1849. Complete in 12 volumes, bound in six books. Uniformly bound in dark red cloth with ornate blind stamped floral border designs to boards; decorative illustration to covers and title lettering at spines brightly in gilt. Each of the volumes is soundly bound with complete and intact original endsheets. Volumes have mild bumping to corners; several have mild rub through to cloth at one or two corners. Light crimping and flaking of cloth at crowns of the spines and mild nicking at tails. Scattered moderate foxing to endpages ... View more info

The Memoirs of Lieutenant Governor, Lieutenant General Daniel Bursk Strickler

By: Strickler, Daniel Bursk

Price: $265.00

Publisher: Lancaster PA, Printed for the Author By Forry & Hacker: 1972

Edition: Limited Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27766

Condition: Very Good


Fine. No dust jacket as issued. ; Includes illustrations. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 277 pages; Hardcover printed for the author by Forry & Hacker. Limited edition of 200 copies; this example hand numbered and signed by the author; 52/200. Inscribed to Redmond C. Hager. HC in pebbled blue cloth with lettering in silver to spine and cover. Laid in at rear is a rarely seen 6 page addendum saddle stapled and with a typed note from the author paper clipped to the front. Scarce recollections of a prominent Lancaster PA military man who served in conflicts dating from 1916 Mexican border episodes ... View more info