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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

By: Evans, Thomas & R. H. Evans (compilers and Eds. )

Price: $165.00

Publisher: London, Printed for R. H. Evans By W. Bulmer and Co: 1810

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 32122

Condition: Good

12mo 7" - 7½" 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 rebackin... View more info

The Poetical Works of Mrs. Hemans 2 Volumes in 1

By: Felicia Dorothea Browne Hemans

Price: $47.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry F. Anners: circa 1845

Seller ID: 13430

Condition: Very Good

48mo 3½" - 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... View more info

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.

By: Franklin, Benjamin & Jared Sparks, editor

Price: $700.00

Publisher: Boston, Hilliard, Gray, and Company ; Tappan & Dennett: 1840

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32283

Condition: 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 ha... View more info

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.

By: Galle, Theodore and Fabri, Johannes

Price: $725.00

Publisher: Antwerp, Ex Officina Plantiniana (Plantin): 1606

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 28821

Condition: 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, ... View more info

Poems on Several Occasions, in Two Volumes.

By: Gay, John

Price: $235.00

Publisher: London, Jacob Tonson and Bernard Lintot: 1720

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38115

Condition: Good

Engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 546 pages; 1st edition. The 1st collected edition of Gay's poems, containing several pieces first printed in this collection, including the pastoral tragedy, "Dione." Published as 2 volumes with separate titles pages but paged continuously and always found bound together in one volume. Illustrated with engraved frontis, two plates, head and tail pieces by William Kent. Contemorary polished calf with single gilt rule border to boards and extra gilt to spine compartments. Boards detached; leather over spine darkened with some distress and light ch... View more info

Scriptores Rei Rusticae Veteres Latini Cato, Varro, Columella, Palladius, Quibus Nunc Accedit Vegetius De Mulo Medicina, Et Gargilii Martialis Fragmentum...

By: Gesner, Johann Matthias (1691-1761) and Marcus Porcius Cato

Price: $550.00

Publisher: Leipzig; Lipsiae, Sumptibus Caspari Fritsch; Caspar Fritsch: 1735

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26140

Condition: 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 t... View more info

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.

By: Goldoni, Carlo

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Livorno,, Dalla Stamperia della Fenice: 1822

Seller ID: 22516

Condition: Very Good+

12mo 7" - 7½" 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+ View more info

An Abridgment of the History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Death of George II

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $135.00

Publisher: London, B. Law; G. Robinson; G. Kearsly; Et. Al.: 1774

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 23481

Condition: Very Good-

Copper plate engravings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 356 pages; Printed for B. Law; G. Robinson; G. Kearsly; et. al.; London. 1st edition of Goldsmith's abridged edition. Snugly bound in period calf boards and a sympathetic rebacking of polished calf with red morocco title label. A2-B-P12, Q10. Plates; frontis, 63, 96, 201, 266. Copperplates engraved by Taylor and printed by Kearsley. Two of the plates have a faint dollop of color inexpertly added. Loss of leather from predation to small areas adjacent to the spine. Retains original endsheets; armorial bookplate of Bacon Hickman mounted ove... View more info

A Word To Sinners And A Word To Saints The Former Tending to the Awakening the Consciences of Secure Sinners Unto a Lively Sense....

By: Gouge, Thomas

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London, Printed for the Assigns of Thomas Gouge and Sold By the Booksellers of London and Westminster: 1691

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 32313

Condition: Good+

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 182 pages; Believed 5th edition. 12mo. In 18th century calf. Lacking front matter up to title page. Rear blank present. Pages trimmed tight to the lower edge with some occasional loss to catchwords and signatures. Some nicks and furring to the edge of the last several leaves. Light general toning to text block. 19th century bookplates of prior owner. Boards splay a bit at front edge. Scarce 17th century tract on repentance. Not often seen in period editions. G+ View more info

Kate Greenaway's Book of Games, With Twenty-Four Full-Page Plates.

By: Greenway, Kate

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20715

Condition: Good+

Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 64 pages; [No date given] Circa 1889. George Routledge & Sons. 1st or very early edition in the original Routledge issue, "engraved and printed in colours by Edmund Evans." In sea green paper boards with color illustrated title design; backed in blue cloth spine. Original pale yellow endsheets. Paper boards rubbed and flaked at edges with some shallow loss of paper surface over the corners and a small shallow chip from the paper along the lower edge of the front board. Cloth rubbed and lightly nicked/frayed at spine ends. Binding sound if a little shak... View more info

Contemplations on the Historical Passages of the Old and New Testaments; in three volumes

By: Hall, Joseph

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Robertson, John Elder, John Guthrie, Wm. Martin, John Ogle & G. Peattie Leith: 1796

Seller ID: 24342

Condition: Fair

8vo 8" - 9" tall; In three volumes; bound in period or early 19th century calf with morocco title and volume labels to spines. Bindings sound; boards attached. Gilt tooled lettering to labels and ruling across spines is rubbed and dulled. Some shallow chipping to leather at spine ends, boards of Vol III are a little weak with incipient cracking in the joints. Vol I lacks all front matter including title page, up to the 1st page of the primary text (A1) as well as some several pages at rear, terminating at page 544. Newer endpgs from a (likely) late 19th or early 20th century restorat... View more info

The Life of Milton in Three Parts, To Which Are Added, Conjectures on the Origin of Paradise Lost: with an Appendix

By: Hayley, William

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, T. Cadell and W. Davies: 1796

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37021

Condition: Good

4to 11" - 13" tall; 328 pages; 1st edition. 4to. Period leather boards detached; spine perishing. Flyleaf at front is loose and no half-title is present. Text block otherwise sound and complete with mild general toning to paper. Period prior ownership in manuscrip to top edge of title page - M. S. Wollen [? ]. Suitable for rebacking or rebinding. Good only thus. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Cook Book

By: Heavilon, Mary Jane

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Frankfort, IN, Self Published: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20879

Condition: Good+

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 190 pages; No date given [Circa 1929]. Self-published . Dated by gift inscription to front endpage, dated 1929. Bound in textured, faux leather cloth with pictorial title emblem embossed in relief to cover; a double boiler in gilt above author titling, also in a scrolled gilt panel. Gilt title details to spine dulled but legible. Soundly bound copy has some moderate toning to page stock. Several prior owner, names/gift inscriptions penned neatly to front endpages. A lengthy Date cake recipe penned in manuscript to a rear blank leaf. Mild scattered kitchen soiling to... View more info

The History and Topography of the United States of North America, From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. Comprising Political and Biographical History; Geography, Geology, Mineralogy, Zoology, and Botany; Agriculture, Manufactures, and Commerce.. (Etc. )

By: Hinton, John Howard (Ed.); Samuel L. Knapp (Ed.)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Boston, Samuel Walker: 1834

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 32604

Condition: Very Good+

Map & engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1st American edition from the 2nd English edition. Two volumes in one. Soundly bound in very handsome American publisher's binding of tree calf and heavy gilt spine with black leather title label to spine. 427, 500pp. Contents complete with complete complement of 40 plates including extra engraved title pages, map of North America and views. Superficial nicks to leather at crwon and some mild creasing to the leather at spine. Intermittent foxing to some plates and some pages, a few more heavily. An especially nice copy in a spectacular example of ... View more info

Rational Recreations, in Which the Principles of Numbers and Natural Philosophy are Clearly and Copiously Elucidated by a Series of Easy, Entertaining, Interesting Experiments : Vol III: Electrical and Magnetical Experiments

By: Hooper, William

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Printed for L. Davis ...J. Robson ...B. Law ...and G. G. J. and J. Robinson ...: 1787

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 25090

Condition: Very Good+

Vol III only (of four) : "Electrical and Magnetical Experiments". A lovely copy of the 3rd volume of Hooper's four volume work. Snugly bound in period tree calf with morocco labels to spine; board edges tooled in gilt. Twenty hand colored folding copperplate engravings are complete and very neat with three of the plates starting at the front edge from misfolding and showing some soiling and supericial closed tears to the margins where they extruded from the fore edge. Endpages complete and unmarred. Joints quite sound; surfaces bright and neat with no skinning or rubbing. Just mild bum... View more info

Rational Recreations, in Which the Principles of Numbers and Natural Philosophy are Clearly and Copiously Elucidated by a Series of Easy, Entertaining, Interesting Experiments : Vol IV: Experiments in Pneumatics, Hydrology and Pyrotechnics, with an Appendix of Miscellaneous Recreations

By: Hooper, William

Price: $400.00

Publisher: London, Printed for L. Davis ...J. Robson ...B. Law ...and G. G. J. and J. Robinson ...: 1787

Edition: 3rd edition, corrected

Seller ID: 25091

Condition: Very Good+

367 pages; Vol IV only (of four) : "Experiments in Pneumatics, Hydrology and Pyrotechnics, with an Appendix of Miscellaneous Recreations". A lovely copy of the 4th volume of Hooper's four volume work. Snugly bound in period tree calf with morocco title label to spine, lacking the small oval "4" volume label; board edges tooled in gilt. Fourteen handsomely hand colored folding copperplate engravings are complete and very neat with three of the plates starting slightly at the front edge from misfolding and showing some mild soiling and supericial rubbing at the area where they e... View more info

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments : Translated out of the Original Tongues; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised

By: Hugh Gaine

Price: $1,150.00

Publisher: New York, Hugh Gaine: 1792

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 13224

Condition: Good+

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 816 pages; New York, Printed and sold by Hugh Gaine, at his book-store and printing-office, at the Bible, in Hanover-Square: 1792. Contemporary calf boards with sympathetic professional rebacking and replaced morocco label at spine. In 12's, printed in double columns. The contents have been carefully inspected with all pages believed present, including original endsheets. Extensive family records in a close hand relating to the families of Daniel Hodgkins, his daughter Betsy Hodgkins and of Sylvanus Sparks, to whom she was wed in 1812. Family history is listed on ... View more info

A Defence of the Charter, and Municipal Rights of the City of London And the Rights of Other Municipal Cities and Towns of England

By: Hunt, Thomas

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Richard Baldwin: 1683

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37275

Condition: Good

4to 11" - 13" tall; 46 pages; Disbound. 46 pp gathered in 4's. Signatures not bound, with mild stab holes in spine edge margins from prior binding. Mild toning and soiling to title page; light stress crease to top front corner of the pages. The 1st and only edition with title page in two variants. An anti Roman Catholic tract. Good thus. View more info

The Mexican Guide

By: Janvier, Thomas Allibone

Price: $135.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1888

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 22618

Condition: Good

16mo 6" - 7" tall; 523 pages; 3rd edition. Bound to accomodate travel in full, supple, pebbled leather with a folding title lettered closure over the front edge. Edges marbled. Calls for three maps but none present. Leather scraped at top and spine edges; partial split along the folding front flap. The leather strip meant to serve as a catch for the tongue of the flap is missing. Laeather at spine more heavily worn with surface rubbing and light scarring but tiles still bold and entire spine present. Contents clean and complete save for maps, with a few signatures starting slightly. S... View more info

A Selection from the Harleian Miscellany of Tracts, Which Principally Regard the English History; of Which Many Are Referred to by Hume.

By: Johnson, Samuel, (Original compiler)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, C. & G. Kearsley: 1793

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 32197

Condition: Very Good+

4to 11" - 13" tall; 571 pages; 1st edition thus, an abridged edition of the Johnson compiled edition published in 1744. Soundly bound in later 3/4 calf over pebbled brown cloth. Calf lightly rubbed and slightly scuffed at extremities. Front corners lightly bumped with mild abrasion. Very small chip to leather at crown of spine. Prior ownership/s penned top edge of title page. Light oily crescent of soiling to the front edge of the first 12 or 13 leaves. Page stock bright with no significant foxing. Solid clean copy. VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or... View more info