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The Classification of Insects from Embryological Data

By: Agassiz, Louis

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Washington, Smithsonian institution: 1850

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: haz.al6310eb

Condition: Near Fine


Smithsonian contributions to knowledge; B&W Litho Plate; Small Folio 12"; 28 pages; Washington DC. , Smithsonian; 1850. 1st edition. Small folio; 12' tall. I, 28 pp & 1 lithographic plate. Original publication bound in modern cloth. Contents bright and clean with no marks or wear. Recent attractive two tone cloth binding with printed title label to cover board. Contents and new casing all in Fine condition. Disbound from Smithsonian contributions to knowledge, vol. II. 1850 View more info

The Classification of Insects from Embryological Data

By: Agassiz, Louis

Price: $59.00

Publisher: Washington D. C., Smithsonian Institution: 1850

Seller ID: 13989

Condition: Good


Lithographic plate; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 28 pages; Disbound from Vol II of Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. Original monograph lacks title wraps and is sewn together with a single looped thread. Lower front corner has about 10 leaves creased/dogeared. Light soiling to title page and back of final leaf. Includes the large lithographic plate called for. A candidate for recasing in wraps or boards. Contents neat. G+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The Union, Number Five; Containing Lessons for Reading and Spelling...

By: Angell, Oliver`

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, Marshall Williams & Butler: 1841

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 19075

Condition: Very Good-


Angell's Union Series; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 296 pages; Revised stereotype edition. Bound in original full speckled calf with gilt tooled morocco title label to spine. Boards splayed slightly at front edge. Modest skinning to leather along edges; light surface rubbing mid-spine. Short, incipient split in the leather over the front hinge. Scattered moderate spot soiling to text. Prior ownership inscriptions to front and rear endpages. 1850's Bookplate of a University "Philosophical Society" mounted to the front pastedown. Solid copy. VG- View more info

Steam, its Generation and Use

By: Babcock & Wilcox Co.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: New York, Babcock & Wilcox Co: 1923

Edition: 35th edition

Seller ID: 20107

Condition: Very Good+


Engravings, lithographs, diagrams; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 383 pages; Oversize HC. Snug and solid in original navy blue cloth with pictorial design and title lettering brightly in gilt to cover; gilt at spine a little dulled. Cloth lightly rubbed at tips and spine ends. Just mild shelf soiling to front and rear covers. Minor foxing to endpages. Profusely illustrated with lithographed views and photographs of steam boilers and works in factories and applications. Many fine figures and pictorial diagrams demonstrating the use and applications of steam and steam boilers in industrial applica... View more info

History of the Town of Marlborough Cheshire County, New Hampshire A Facsimile of the 1881 Edition

By: Bemis, Charles A. ; James Dunn (Foreword)

Price: $44.95

Publisher: Marlborough, NH, Frost Free Library: 1974

Edition: Facsimile; Limited edtion

Seller ID: 11894

Condition: Very Good+


B & W photographs, drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 726 pages; 1974 Frost Free Library. Limited edition of 1000 copies, a facsimile of the 1881 original edition. Pictorial paper covered boards and gray cloth backstrip, lettered in silver. Square, solid and neat. Issued without dust jacket. Contents clean and unmarked. Just a touch of superficial shelf/handling evidence to externals. Illustrated with photographs & drawings. VG+ View more info

Judith Shakespeare; Her Love Affairs and Other Adventures

By: Black, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1884

Seller ID: 22153

Condition: Good+


B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 391 pages; HC in forest green cloth with titles in gilt to spine. Sound, clean copy; no marks. Expected light general toning to the page stock. General, light shelf rub to the board edges/extremeties. With B&W illustrations. G++ View more info

Boswell; the Great Biographer, 1789-1795

By: Boswell, James; Marlies K. Danziger & Frank Brady (Eds. )

Price: $49.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Mcgraw-Hill: 1989

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11866

ISBN: 0070153744

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell; Facsimile Paintings and engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 371 pages; 1989 McGraw Hill. HC/DJ. 1st edition and printing w/ complete 1-10 number line. Bright, snug and clean. No marks to text. Small remainder mark bottom edge. Dust jacket quite crisp and clean. NF/NF Uncommon in condition. View more info

Batavian Anthology; or Specimens of the Dutch Poets

By: Bowring, John & Harry S. Van Dyk

Price: $60.00

Publisher: London, Taylor & Hessey; Printed By Richard Taylor: 1824

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16000

Condition: Good


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 242 pages; HC in a library casing of heavy red buckram. Contents complete and clean, save for mild library ownership stamps. Binding split at several signatures. Could be recased or rebound. No missing pages. Printer's 1824 catalog of available works appended at rear. View more info

1892 Boyd's Co-Partnership and Residence Business Directory of Philadelphia

By: Boyd, S. Fred (Ed)

Price: $145.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Boyd's Directory Office: 1892

Edition: 34th edition

Seller ID: 14361

Condition: Good


Engraved ads; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 1524 pages; The 1892 edition of the most comprehensive record of Philadelphia business and residence listings. Complete copy with 1386 page primary text divided among a 706 page "residence and copartnership" directory, a [689] 707- 1386 pages business directory organized by business type/concern, an 86 page City Register and a 52 page Street and Avenue Directory. The whole lavishly populated with engraved business advertisements tipped in on colored paper, printed in-text and appended as premium ads at front and rear. This example of the very un... View more info

Treasury Department Report on the Internal Commerce of the United States for the Year 1891 Part II of Commerce and Navigation; the Commerce of the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and its Tributaries.

By: Brock, S.G.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington D. C., Governent Printing Office: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13749

Condition: Very Good+


Fold-out map; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96 pages; 1892 GPO at Washington DC. Part II of Commerce and Navigation; the Commerce of the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River and its Tributaries. Includes a very large fold-out map of the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi bound in at rear. Map is in immaculate unviewed condition and has not been unflded. Original pebbled brown cloth with blind ruled boarders. Gilt titling at spine faded, as expected with GPO titles of the late 19th C. Very tightly bound and neat. Appears unread. Aside from the usual fading to the titles at spine, the book and map are... View more info

Trying to Find Europe

By: Brown, Jimmy and W. L. Alden (Ed)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York And London, Sampson Low & Bromfield: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17390

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 167 pages; HC in publisher's brick red pictorial cloth with title lettering in gilt to front cover and spine. 1st edition. Prior owner's name and address penned neatly to front pastedown. Light shelf soiling to cover and mild shelfrub to edges. Generally sound but with several signatures strating slightly and a mild internal split. A few pages with a short closed tear to the front edge/margin. Illustrated with plates from drawings. Decent and attractive. VG- View more info

Mr. Dunn Browne's Experiences in Foreign Parts, Enlarged from the Springfield Republican

By: Browne, Dunn (Pseud). ; [Fiske, Samuel Wheelock]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, John P. Jewett and Company: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17690

Condition: Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 300 pages; HC in publisher's brown cloth over boards with title lettering in gilt to spine and ruling in blind to boards. A sound, decent copy. Boards rubbed at edges with cloth chipped from spines above the level of the page block; board showing through cloth at corners. Cloth weak in the hinge gutters with a partial split starting top front hinge. Scattered light to moderate soiling and toning. Chip from the lower corner of page 47/48 has result of loss of first letter or two from several lines of text. G+ View more info

State-book of Pennsylvania: Containing an account of the geography, history, government, resources, and noted citizens of the state, with a map of the ... of the state, for the use of schools

By: Burrowes, Thomas H

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Uriah Hunt & son: 1847

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: haz.al2718

Condition: Good


Maps & B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 332 pages; 1847 Uriah Hunt & Son HC 1/2 leather and pictorial paper covered boards. 2nd edition. Soundly bound copy; leather spine rubbed and chipped at crown of spine; leather across lowermost cord chipped away. A few pin holes to leather; gilt tilting partially rubbed away. Paper boards rubbed and water spotted with cover illustration and titles partially rubbed away. Binding sound; wood-cut engraved maps of each county inset in text. Full page frontis map of the state and a number of partial page wood cut pictorial illustrations. ... View more info

Burt's Guide through the Connecticut Valley to the White Mountains and the River Saguenay

By: Burt, Henry

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Springfield, MA, New England Publishing Company: 1874

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 15705

Condition: Good+


Maps, folding; engraved ills; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 298 pages; Substantially revised edition, from the 1866 1st edition. Small, pocket sized, format HC in publisher's pebbled terra cotta colored cloth. Binding sound and contents clean. Prior ownership in manuscript to front endpage; text unmarked. This is the preferred, substantially revised edition, with the additional folding plates of the Mill River Diaster and the pictorial folding plate at rear of the New Haven Line steamer, "C. H. Northam." Burt's extensive travel guide by rail through the Connecticut Valley. With numerou... View more info

THE DRAYTONS and the DAVENANTS: a Story of the Civil Wars

By: Charles, Elizabeth

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Wm Dodd: 1868

Seller ID: Alibris.0000216

Condition: Good+


Good. No dust jacket as issued. Well bound but with rubbing through binding fabric at several spots along the edges and corners. Light fray at spine ends. Light foxing endpages. G+; 509 p. Early reprint in decorative victorian blind-stamped covers, gilt stamped spine; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 509 pages; Good. No dust jacket as issued. Well bound but with rubbing through binding fabric at several spots along the edges and corners. Light fray at spine ends. Light foxing endpages. G+ View more info

The Russo-Turkish Campaigns of 1828 and 1829; with a View of the Present State of Affairs in the East

By: Chesney, Colonel

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Redfield: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25912

Condition: Good


Partial maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 360 pages; Bound in original green cloth with borders in blind to boards and titles in gilt to spine. Light general mottling to cloth boards; boards rubbed at corners and spine ends with mild rub through at tips and modest fray at spine ends. Both folding maps missing large prtions with only partial single page stubs remaining. Split to the rear endpage joing; front free endpage appears to have been removed - liekely to excise ownership or gift inscription/ Text complete and generally clean with only modest foxing and light soiling to endpages and light... View more info

Pilate's Query

By: Clark, Susie Champney

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, Arena Publishing Company: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13404

Condition: Fair


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 275 pages; 1895 Arena Publishing Company. HC 1st edition. Original blue cloth with title lettering and a cover pictorial element in gilt. Scarce novel that delves into the esoteric fields of spirituality, eastern religion, spiritism and theosophy. This copy is sound and complete in the text, though lacking the front free endpage. Some shelf soiling to boards. Cloth splitting along the rear spine edge, chipped at spine ends and with several small areas rubbed through at the board edges. Binding a little shaken. First few leaves toned. Scarce in the original edition. F... View more info

The Fallen Leaves

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1879

Seller ID: 15642

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 289 & 276 pages; Very uncommon Tauchnitz published edition, issued concurrently with the Chatto London edition. 2 vols in 1. Bound in 1/4 red leather with marbled paper covered boards. Spine slightly cocked; spine edges and surfaces of raised bands are lightly rubbed. Marbled paper boards lightly rubbed corners. Binding firm and enpages neat. Silk bookmark sewn in. Chatto & Windus published the work in 3 vols, 1879; Tauchnitz in 2 vol edition simultaneously. Tauchnitz, who was a personal friend of Collins, was an important publisher of English literary works &#... View more info

Son of the Morning Star : Part 2 of 2; Audiobook

By: Connell, Evan S.

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Santa Ana, CA, Books on Tape, Inc.: 1986

Seller ID: 10839

ISBN: 0736610537

Condition: Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; Set of 7 cassettes in clam shell case - part 2 of 2. Cassettes appear very fresh; from the prior owner the statemnt that he listened to them once only. Case immaculate. Appears as new ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Alice Learmont; Or, a Mother's Love

By: Craik, Dinah Maria Mulock

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Boston, Mayhew & Baker: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14141

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 166 pages; Publisher's light brown cloth with deep blindstamped pattern and decorative borders and center panel. Titles in gilt to spine. Square snug binding. No marks. Original coated brown endpages complete and intact. Some moderate drip outlines in the upper margins and corners of the first several leaves. Shallow damp line in the ypper margin of the last 20 or so leaves. Frontispiece and plates by James Godwin. Solid copy with light damp evidence from the top edge. Author not credited on title page or verso. Identified as the author of John Halifax. Near Vg View more info