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Ein Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch, Enthaltend Geistreiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes : Auf Begehren Der Bruderschaft Der Menonisten Gemeinen, Aus Vielen Liederbuhern Gesammelt : Mit Einem Dreyfachen Register

By: N/A

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Johann Albrecht: 1804

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 13424

Condition: Good+


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 1st edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite songbook. Bound in full period polished calf which is chipped at spine ends and rubbed at edges; both clasps are lacking. Text block is intact and the paper is supple, though with expected light uniform toning. Rear board is detatched, front board holding. Paged [6], 79, [1], 415, [1], 17, [1]pp ; 18 cm. Some pages with bars of music. Printed in two columns. Bound, as always, with Ein Neues Unpartheyisches Gesangbuch, with separate title page and pagination. Also imprinted Johann Albrecht, 1804 (Shaw an... View more info

Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch Enthaltend Geisteiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Johann Bar: 1820

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 13425

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3rd revised edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite song book. 1820 Johann Bar. Full polished calf. Paged [6], 79, [1], 472, 18p. Printed in 2 columns, additional title page for the second part. Some bars of shape-music notation in text. Bender p12, Shoemaker 4070, Arndt 2438. Both clasps missing. Oil stain to lower quarter of binding and spine. Front hinge beginning. Contents with light foxing, but otherwise a tight copy. VG- View more info

The Constitutions of the United States, According to the Latest Amendments: To Which Are Prefixed the Declaration of Independence; and the Federal Constitution

By: N/A

Price: $245.00

Publisher: Exeter, Charles Norris & Co. for Edward Little & Co.: 1809

Seller ID: 26017

Condition: Very Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 366 pages; Soundly bound in original full calf leather; red morocco title label lettered in gilt at spine. Endpages intact and complete. Leather lightly scuffed/rubbed at edges and surfaces; slight crazing to leather at spine and a few pin head and slightly smaller holes in the leather over the joints. Expected moderate spotting and toning to page stock. Solid and neat. Prior owner's period bookplate mounted to front pastedown. An uncommon imprint of this early collection of the Federal and State consitutions including Amendments to the Federal as well as Acts rel... View more info

Ein Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch, Enthaltend Geistreiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes : Auf Begehren Der Bruderschaft Der Menonisten Gemeinen, Aus Vielen Liederbuhern Gesammelt : Mit Einem Dreyfachen Register

By: N/A

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Johann Albrecht: 1804

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 34962

Condition: Very Good-


16mo 6" - 7" tall; Johann Albrecht, Lancaster; 1804. 1st edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite songbook. Bound in full period calf; both clasps and straps are lacking, but brass bosses and closures are intact. Light shelf rubbing to leather at spine ends and over the raised bands. Text block is intact and the paper is supple, though with expected light uniform toning. Prior owner inscription to 2nd blank endpage appears to be dated 1804 and 1807. Prior owner names appear to be Schenck and Denlingen, but the page is crazed with apparent insect predation or deterior... View more info

The Mourner Comforted. a Selection of Extracts, Consolatory on the Death of Friends. from the Writings of the Most Eminent Divines and Others.

By: Abercrombie, James, 1758-1841, ed

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Bradford and Inskeep: 1812

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23303

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 506 pages; 1st edition in full period calf with maroon morocco title label to spine. Lacking front matter up to the title page. Title page and dedication 9pgs [i-iii], iv are attached to the front board with a length of white linen tape from the gutter of the title. Front board with these two leaves detached; rear joint remains sound. Leather chipped from spine ends and surfaces rubbed. Contents complete save for above metioned front endpages. Expected light to moderate toning to the page stock. Early American imprints 24578. Wanting some basic restoration. With faul... View more info

Philadelphia Harmony, Or, a Collection of Psalm Tunes, Hymns, and Anthems, Selected by A. Adgate: Together with the Rudiments of Music, on a New and Improved Plan.

By: Adgate, Andrew

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Matthew Carey: 1801

Edition: Seventh Edition

Seller ID: 25715

Condition: Fair


Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 102 pages; 7th edition. Oblong format. The general title page, the title page of the second part, and the music are engraved. 2nd title page is in letterpress. This example lacking covers. The first extant page is the engraved title page and the last is page 102. The index calls for a hymn on page 103 but with no other pages indicated following 103. Bibliographic information calls for 110 pages. Engraved title page for the 2nd (pp [77-78] part is tipped in on page 79. Text block soundly bound. Engraved fronmt title page a little rubbed and nicked at edges wit... View more info

The Life of Peter the Apostle

By: Alcott, William A[ndrus]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts Sabbath School Society: 1839

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0005898

Condition: Very Good-


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 184 pages; Original brown cloth with ornate patterns and rules stamped to covers and spine. Gilt titling to spine is bright. Just very mild chipping to cloth at spine ends and light bumping to corners. Contents clean and neat; just very mildly foxed endpages. A paper label mounted inside front cover with period school/provincial library ownership in manuscript. Solid neat copy; quite scarce. An early title by the man who went on to become the first president of the American Vegetarian Society. He also wrote numerous volumes on diet and health w/ focus on the health ... View more info

A Collection of Interesting Tracts, Explaining Several Important Points of Scripture Doctrine

By: Anon.

Price: $185.00

Publisher: New York, D. Hitt and T. Ware, for the Methodist Connexion in the United States: 1814

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20958

Condition: Very Good+


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 359 pages; Period binding of full speckled calf with red morocco title label to spine tooled with gilt titling. Remarkably well preserved copy; snugly bound and clean, retaining all original endpages. Just mild shelf rub to leather at tips and edges and some superficial small spots of rub to the board surfaces. Prior ownership of a Joseph Hamilton top edge of the title page; otherwise unmarked and neat. Expected light general toning to the page stock. VG++ ... Early American Imprints: Series II, 32115. View more info

An Essay On Crimes And Punishments; By the Marquis Beccaria of Milan. with a Commentary by M. De Voltaire

By: Beccaria, Cesare & Voltaire

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, William Young: 1793

Edition: 3rd US Edition

Seller ID: 29714

Condition: Good+


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 230 pages; 3rd US edition, after earlier 1777 and 1778 printings. Soundly bound in original speckled calf with maroon morocco calf label to spine. Mild rubbing to leather at board edges; light cracking to leather top inch or so of the spine joints. Mild vertical creasing to leather at spine. Front endpages and matter missing up to title page. A period paper mend to a closed tear from the front margin p 43/44 - with no loss or obfuscation of text. Otherwise bright, snug and clean. Early American issue of this cornerstone treatise on penology; uncommon in American edi... View more info

Sermons Delivered on Various Occasions

By: Beecher, Lyman

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Boston, T. R. Marvin: 1828

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21935

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 367 pages; In original full calf over boards with black morocco title label to spine. Soundly bound example with light ru to leather at corners and a moderate bump to the crown of the spine. Severla surface abarasion scars to the leather boards. Prior owner's painted "B" catalog aid at the base of the spine. Pages supple but with expected light to moderate foxing and toning. Sporadic pencil underling in several of the sermons. Solid copy in original binding. VG- View more info

Laws Of The Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania, From The Fourteenth Day Of October, One Thousand Seven Hundres, To The Sixth Day Of April, One Thousand Eight Hundred. Volume Iii.

By: Bioren, J and M. Carey (Publishers)

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, John Bioren and Matthew Carey: 1803

Seller ID: 28726

Condition: Fair


8vo 8" - 9" tall; Vol III only. Text block sound and complete; leather binding missing the lower boards; upper board attached only tenuoulsy. Calf board and spine rubbed at edges; red morocco label to cover tooled in gilt " Corporation of the Borough of Lancaster" - denoting the significance of this single volume to a period owner. Text block with spotting and light toning usually seen. Light damp line visible across the front edge and in the upper corner of the final 15 or so leaves. With faults. Fair to Good View more info

Philosophical and Critical Inquiries Concerning Christianity

By: Bonnet, M. Charles and John Lewis Boissier (Trans)

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, W. W. Woodward: 1803

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 23478

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 304 pages; Period full speckled calf with red morocco title label to spine. Soundly bound and complete. Illustrated with frontis portrait from copperplate. Offset toning from the engraving to the facing title page. Leather surface and edge rubbed with just shallow chipping from spine at crown. Several prior ownership inscription to the front endpages and an early institutional stamp of Dickinson College, one at front and one at rear. No other institutional attachments or evidence. Solid with general light wear to period binding. VG- View more info

History of the War of the Independence of the United States of America, Vol. I (Of II)

By: Botta, Charles & George Alexander Otis (Trans. )

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Harrison Gray: 1826

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 37771

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 414 pages; This being Vol I only of two volumes. Bound in original marbled calf with leather title labels to spine. Front board detached but present. Text block sound and generally clean. Leather lightly/moderately at edges and surface of spine. Good only thus View more info

History of the War of the Independence of the United States of America, Vol. III (Of III)

By: Botta, Charles & George Alexander Otis (Trans. )

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. Maxwell, Printer - for the Translator: 1821

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 37772

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 503 pages; 1st American edition. This being Vol III only of three volumes. Soundly bound in original marbled calf with leather title label to spine. Leather rubbed at edges with a moderate scrape along the front joint with partial split to the leather at the top 2 inches of the joint. A scrape and chip to the leather at crown. Prior ownership in manuscript to 2nd blank endpage. Text block generally clean. G++ View more info

Der Blutige Schau-Platz, Oder Martyrer Spiegel Der Tauffs-Gesinnten ... [Martyr's Mirror, 1814]

By: Braght, Tielman Jans Van ; T. J. V. Braght

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Lancaster PA, Joseph Ehrenfried: 1814

Edition: 2nd American edition

Seller ID: 35975

Condition: Good


Folio 13" - 23" tall; Folio in full leather over beveled wood boards. 2 volumes in 1; (6) 340 (4) ; (10) 608 (8) pp. Text block is soundly bound but boards are detached at joints. Original straps and clasps are missing; catches still intact on front edge of the upper board. Spine in six raised bands and seven compartments. Shallow chipping to leather at tail of spine. Tea colored, shallow damp stains in the bottom and front margins of the first 85 or so leaves. Usual and expected halo toning around the letter press printed columns of text. The text is quite sound and neat, complete w... View more info

A Brief Concordance to the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament: by Which All, or Most, of the Principal Texts of Scripture May be Easily Found Out

By: Brown, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, E Duyckinck: 1812

Seller ID: Alibris.0003823

Condition: Good


Good. No dust jacket as issued. ; 95 p. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 95 pages; 1/4 leather and paper covered boards. Slim volume in leather spine and paper over boards. Concordance printed three columns to a page. Leather spine surface rubbed and lightly chipped at ends with a crack starting rear outer hinge from tail of spine. Front board detached. Pencil ownership on front free endpage. Years of birth and death for Brown are penned in the margin on the title page. Presumably a leaf was laid in for pressing on the rear endsheet; the tannins over time have left a scorch mark to the paper stock... View more info

Gemeinfassliche Briefe Uber Die Christliche Taufe... Nebst Einer Abhandlung Uber Das Fusswaschen

By: Brownlee, W. C.

Price: $42.50

Publisher: Chambersburg PA, Deutsch Reformirten Kirche: 1841

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14707

Condition: Very Good


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 136 pages; Issued simultaneously in an English language edition by the same publisher. Bound in leather spine and marbled paper covered boards. Gilt rules across spine but unlettered, as bound. Moderate foxing to endpages and contents. Solid and neat; prior ownership in pencil to the front pastedown. VG View more info

Eines Christen Reise Nach Der Seligen Ewigkeit

By: Bunyan, John ; Bunian, Johann

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harrisburg, Gustav Peters: 1828

Seller ID: 16114

Condition: Good+


Woodcuts; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 322 pages View more info

English Bards and Scotch Reviewers; A Satire [First American Edition]

By: Byron, Lord [George Gordon].

Price: $295.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & Charleston, Brannan and Morford; E. Morford, Willington, and Co.: 1811

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 29399

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 86 pages; 1811 Brannan and Morford, Philadelphia and E. Morford, Willington, and Co. , Charleston. 1st US edition, from the 3rd London edition. Bound in original letterpress printed, paper covered boards. An early 20th century spine rebacking of buff paper with new endsheets laid down. Complete with original half-title. [2], viii, 86, [bl] pp. Publisher's printed paper over boards show some light soiling and toning to upper cover with shallow chipping to paper at front corners and abrasion at edges; lower board comprising a catalog ad for recent titles by E. Morford ... View more info

Allgemeine Beschreibung der Erde und Ihrer Bewohner; Nebst Einer Kurzen Darstellung der Himmelskörper. Mit Vielen Abbildungen und Einer Illuminirten Weltkarte

By: Bösche, Eduard Theodor

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Leineweber und Rex: 1840

Seller ID: 25939

Condition: Very Good-


Woodcuts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 793 pages; Leineweber und Rex, Philadelphia. Bound in period full marbled calf with red moroco title label to spine with title lettering brightly tooled in gilt. Soundly bound and generally neat and clean. Folding world map missing. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts throughout the text, with heavy emphasis on America, the German speaking nations and Africa and Asia. Leather lightly scuffed and rubbed at board edges. Expected and usual light spotting and foxing to page stock. An uncommon World Geography title printed for upper level German speaking students... View more info