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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

An Essay on the Law of Bailments with Introductory Remarks and Notes...by John Balmanno

By: Jones, William, Sir

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, P. Byrne: 1804

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0003699

Condition: Very Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 123 pages; Contemporary full calf with red spine label, gilt. Prior ownership signature of highly respected jurist Daniel Agnew, who from 1873-1879 held position as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Agnew's ownership inscriptions to front endpage and title page dated 1831. Black leather title with "M. Agnew" stamped in gilt, with the far left of the label chipped and presumably missing an initial. An undated ownership inscription "R. Moore" on the front endpage is neatly crossed out with a single line but an identical signature on... View more info

An Introduction to Natural Philosophy Or, Philosophical Lectures Read in the University of Oxford, Anno Dom. 1700; To Which Are Added, the Demonstrations of Monsieur Huygens Theorems, Concerning the Centrifugal Force and Circular Motion

By: Keill, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Andrew Millar; John Rivington; et. al.: 1758

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 26141

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 306 pages; 5th edition, translated from the last edition of the Latin. Bound in modern plain paper wraps over a complete and snug text block. [Blank], xii, 306, [2(ads)], blank pp. Several cursory period ownership names in manuscript to the front blank; manuscript errata notes in two lines to the top edge of the rear blank. Illustrated throughout with woodcut figures and diagrams. Pages supple. clean and bright. Plain paper wraps are tasteful and professionally applied. Very well preserved, though in want of a proper casing. G++ thus View more info

A Register and Chronicle Ecclesiastical and Civil, Containing Matters of Fact ... ; With ... Notes and References Towards Discovering and Connecting the True History of England from the Restauration of King Charles II.

By: Kennett, White

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London, R. Williamson: 1728

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37426

Condition: Good


Folio 13" - 23" tall; 938 pages; Folio. 1st edition. Published as Vol I, though this was the only volume published. Title page in red & black. Soundly bound with original paneled calf boards, rebacked in a plain but supple matching color leather with basic title lettering struck in gilt to spine. Boards with same type leather over corners as a restoration. Inner joints reinforced with brown cloth tape. Contents complete and clean with light toning to margins of endpages and occasional superficial instances of soiling or spotting to pages of the text. Leather rebacked spine has some li... View more info

Austin Elliot

By: Kingsley, Henry

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24290

Condition: Good


1863, Boston; Ticknor & Fields. HC 1st US edition. Author of Ravenshoe and Geoffrey hamlyn; brother of Charles Kingsley. Original green cloth with mid-Victorian age decorative blind stamped borders and garlands to covers. Titles readil legible in gilt to spine. Cloth rubbed with shallow chips at spine ends and slightly rounded, rubbed through corners. Binding sound; several signatures starting and modestly cocked in the spine. Retains original end sheets which are sound. G++ Victorian Novels; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pages; HC 1st US edition. Author of Ravenshoe and Geoffrey Hamlyn; ... View more info

Round the World: : a Tale for Boys.

By: Kingston, William Henry Giles

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Crosby and Nichols: 1863

Seller ID: 13489

Condition: Very Good-


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 444 pages; Publisher issued pebbled brown cloth with decorative borders deeply impressed to cloth at board edges. Gilt titling and decoration at spine dulled (as usual with these pebbled cloth bindings) but readily legible. Binding sound though two signatures start slightly at front edge. This scarce early example, after the original 1859 Nelson issued 1st edition, retains the original endpages. Prior ownership bookplate to front pastedown, along with several successive penned ownership inscriptions. Illustrated with several engraved plates. Light rubbing and mild f... View more info

An Original Leaf from the Polycronicon Printed by William Caxton At Winchester in the Year 1482. The Life and Works with an Historical Reminder of Fifteenth Century England ...[Leaf Book]

By: Kurtz, Benjamin P. ; [William Caxton]

Price: $1,650.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Grabhorn Press for the Book Club of California: 1938

Edition: First Edition Thus; Limited edtion

Seller ID: 32748

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


4to 11" - 13" tall; 53 pages; Issued in an edition of 297 copies handset at the Grabhorn Press in Deepdene Text type on mold-made paper. Cream linen quarter cloth and brown paper covered boards with Caxton's device reproduced in a dark brown. Publisher's brown paper title label mounted to spine. The original plain, buff paper dust jacket is lightly shelf soiled with several small nicks and short tears to edges. Title page in red and black with caption titles, paragraph marks and colophon printed in red. The leaf Cxvii from the third book of Caxton's 1482 Polycronicon is hinge mounted... View more info

A Brief History of the Times, & C. Parts II & III [Only]; II. Shewing the Pretended Popish Plot to Have Been Quite Another Thing Then it Has Been Taken For. & III Part III. Treating of the Death of Sir E. B. Godfrey

By: L'Estrange, Sir Roger

Price: $495.00

Publisher: London, R. Sare, At Grays-Inn Gate in Holborn: 1688

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37146

Condition: Fair


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 527 pages; Parts II & III only (of 3) , bound together in one volume. [4] bl, [16], 131; [32], 345, [3], [2] bl pp. In period full leather, aged and crazed to surfaces. Front board detached; binding broken cleanly mid-book between F8 and G1 in Part II. Part II with seaparate title page, contents and register and with separate pagination. Manuscript to front pastedown - "Borrowed of Mr. Whitt of Eastling." Ocaasional spotting to pages; sustained short ticks in margins but no notation or interlinear marks. Mild damp line top front corner of the first 30 or so l... View more info

Kriss Kingle (Sic) and Other Stories [Kriss Kringle]

By: Leavitt & Allen

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Leavitt & Allen: 1865

Seller ID: 38037

Condition: Very Good-


32mo 4" - 5" tall; 32 pages; No date given; circa 1865. Small format 32mo. HC in publsiher's original purple cloth with decorative patterns and ruling impressed in blind. Title lettering "Kriss Kringle" in relief to gilt panel at spine. Notably the title page and first story reference Kriss Kingle. Collects 14 short vignettes each with a hand colored woodcut ilustration. Paged as two volumes 16; 2-16 pp, but with only the single title page at front. Trace fading to cloth and gilt at spine; mild shelf rubbing at corners and spine ends. Period Christmas gift inscription to front... View more info

The American Sportsman. Containing Hints to Sportsmen. Notes on Shooting, and the Habits of the Game Birds and Wild Fowl of America

By: Lewis, Elisha J.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott and Co: 1857

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 27522

Condition: Good+


Woodcuts and frontis lithograph; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; HC apparent 3rd edition. Soundly bound in original green cloth with ornate pictorial title panel at spine and gilt vignette to cover. Decorative borders in blind to board edges. Though soundly bound and generally clean the bottom edges of the boards are well shelf rubbed with rub through to the cloth along much of the bottom edges. Lower front corners with cloth rubbed through and boards showing; light fray to cloth at spine ends. Gilt pictorial title design a bit dulled but still striking and attractive. Gift inscription in pencil an... View more info

Archæologia Britannica, ... Glossography. Giving Some Account Additional to What Has Been Hitherto Publish'd, of the Languages, Histories and Customs of the Original Inhabitants of Great Britain

By: Lhuyd, Edward

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Oxford, Edward Lhuyd, Printed At the Theater for the Author: 1707

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38114

Condition: Good


Folio 13" - 23" tall; 472 pages; 1707 Edward Lhuyd, Printed At the Theater for the Author; Oxford. Folio in contemporary paneled leather. Vol I (all published). Uneven pagination in several respects. [20], 312; I - iv; pp - then unnumbered : A- Ii2. Index at rear; list of subscribers at front. Contents complete. Boards detached and present; leather over spine darkened and dry with some flaking and chipping. Front blank is loose and laid in - with note at top edge "Sold at Mr. Bridge's sale..." Engraved vignette of the Theater on the title page; engraved headpiece and historiat... View more info

There Was a Little Girl [And She Had a Little Curl...]

By: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth and Bertha M. Schaeffer (Ills)

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York, R. Worthington: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18766

Condition: Good


Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 1883 R. Worthington. HC. 1st and only 19th century edition attributed to Longfellow. Oblong format HC backed in green cloth with chromolithograph illustrated paper covered boards. An iconic childhood verse in a very scarce edition. The boards and their chromo illustrated surfaces are in generally good condition with some rubbing at edges. General light toning to surfaces and some silverfish predation along the spine-side edges of the paper overlay. Contents are complete, with each set of facing pages featuring a chromolitho pictorial lettered headpiece to a s... View more info

Therapia Specialis Interna : Oder Grundliche Anweisung Zur Erkenntnis Und Cur Der Innerlichen Krankheiten Des Menschlichen Korpers Dritter & Vierter Theil [Only]

By: Loseke, [Losekens] Johann Ludwig Leberecht

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Dresden & Leipzig, Grollischen Handlung: 1768

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 32242

Condition: Very Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 736 pages; Dritter & Vierter Theil. 2. Auflage. [1-5], 6 - 384; [1-3], 4 - 352, [13] pp. Soundly bound in period 1/2 leather and marbled paper covered boards with leather label to spine and vol #'s stamped in gilt to leather. One blank at front and two at rear. Prior owner's thin, printed, cut paper bookplate mounted across the spine. Mild silverfish patching to surface of paper boards. Shallow chipping to leather at crown of spine. Contents clean and neat with just expected mild toning. VG View more info

Biblia, Das Ist: Die Ganze Gottliche Heilige Schrifft, Alten and Neuen Testaments, Nach Der Deutschen Uebersetzung Dr. Martin Luthers, Mit Jedes Capitels Kurzen Summarien, Auch Beygefugten Vielen Und Richtigen Paralellen

By: Luther, Martin

Price: $1,295.00

Publisher: Somerset [pa. ], Friedrich Goeb: 1813

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13485

Condition: Very Good


Folio 13" - 23" tall; Folio, 33cm. 2 p. L. [1]-527[1] [1]-66 p. , 1l. , 1-169[1]p. A handsome and well preserved copy of this rarity of early American Bible printing. Goeb’s Bible was printed in 1813 in “frontier” America, on a press carried in pieces by mule over the Allegheny Mountains. It is bound in original full calf over wooden boards; spine in six panels with five raised bands. Remnants only of original clasps and straps present. All endpages are present and intact. Text in two columns. Includes Old and New Testaments with separate title pages. Apocraphya is between Testa... View more info

Das Neue Testament Unsers Herrn Und Heilandes Jesu Christi… Nach Der Deuschen Uebersezung Dr. Martin Luther. Mit Kurzem Inhalt Eines Jeden Capitels, Und Vollstandiger Anweisung Gleicher Schriftstellen Wie Auch Aller Soon-Und Festtagigen Evangelien Und Episteln.

By: Luther, Martin

Price: $1,050.00

Publisher: Somerset, Friedrich Goeb: 1814

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 16248

Condition: Very Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 3 p. L. , [5]-537, [3] pp. A - 2U6. 18 cm. A very handsome and well preserved copy of this rarity of early American Bible printing. Goeb’s New Testament was printed in 1814 in “frontier” America, west of the Allegheny Mountains. It is bound in original/period full calf; spine in five panels with four raised bands. Original clasps and straps present, with some wear to the straps as visible in pictures below. Lower strap has the calf rubbed away exposing the inner, vellum type skin portion of the strap. All endpages are present and intact. Contents complete an... View more info

Fingal, an Ancient Epic Poem in Six Books [Bound Together With] Temora, an Ancient Epic Poem, in Eight Books; Together with Several Other Poems Composed by Ossian, the Son of Fingal

By: MacPherson, James [Ossian]

Price: $900.00

Publisher: London, T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt: 1762

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26278

Condition: Very Good


4to 11" - 13" tall; 517 pages; 1762 & 1763 T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, London. 1st editions of both works, bound together in one volume. Title pages printed in red and black and with engraved vignettes. 270 & 247 pp. Period treed calf boards with a recent rebacking in sympathetic and tasteful leather with morocco labels and gilt tooled rules and designs in compartments. Period marbled paper endpages with recent linen reinforcement in the joints, hand painted in a matching marbled design. Engraved armorial bookplate of Duckworth to the front pastedown; earlier 1794 manuscript ownersh... View more info

Locupletissima Bibliotheca Moralis Praedicabilis, Hoc Est, Discusus Varii Exquisiti In Quibus Per Tractatus Ordine Alphabetico Digestos . Tomus Secundus

By: Mansi, Josephus

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Venetiis, Ex Typographia Balleoniana: 1722

Seller ID: 28560

Condition: Very Good-


4to 11" - 13" tall; Volume 2 only of 4. 1722 Ex Typographia Balleoniana. Large 4to sized volume in full heavy leather. Paged in 8. Soundly bound and clean. Title page tipped onto a bound in stub; the stub made from the front edge of the rear flyleaf. Paper mends to shallow crescent shaped chips from the bottom edge of the first two leaves also using paper salvaged from the rear endpage. [5], 976, 124 pp. Spine in seven with some fafed tooled gilt devices. Leather labels in blind with gilt lost. Solid and neat thus. ... Oversize book willrequire additional charges for expedited or inte... View more info

The Citizen and Countryman's Experienced Farrier; Containing the Most and Best Approved Method of Ordering, Dieting, Exercising, Purging, Scowering, ... Surest and Best Receipts in the Know World

By: Markham, G[Ervase] and G. Jefferies and Experienced Indians

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Chambersburg PA, Printed by Thomas J. Wright: 1839

Seller ID: 20111

Condition: Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 332 pages; A later issue of one of the most highly regarded Farrier guides used in early America. Original American imprint was by Adams of Wilmington in 1764, later republished by Sower of Baltimore in 1797 and brought back into print by Wright of Chambersburg with two or three printings between 1830 and 1841. In original calf boards, with professional calf rebacking retaining the morocco title label at spine. Boards surface and edge rubbed with a small triangular area of loss to the leather at the upper front corner. Corners bumped and a little rounded, Contents... View more info

Etudes Medicales Sur Les Poetes Latin.

By: Meniere, P.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Paris, Germer Baillire: 1858

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0002658

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 450 pages; 1st edition. Green cloth backstrip with marbled paper covered boards. Gilt embossed leather title label to spine. A very attractive rebinding, probably done in the early to mid 20th century. Several tiny and trivial worm holes visible on half-title page and less so on title page; a single pin sized hole extends into the page block about 30 pages. Contents bright and neat. Binding strong. Cloth spine edge just lightly toned. Solid neat copy VG to VG+ ... Meniere's study on medical references in Latin poetry and literature. Garrison-Morton 6614 View more info

Opere Scelte Dell' Abate Pietro Metastasio' Tomo I & II

By: Metastasio, Pietro; Giovanni Battiste Rolandi

Price: $49.50

Publisher: Londra, Alla Libreria Italiano: 1826

Seller ID: 17683

Condition: Very Good


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 2 volumes; Tomo I & II. Full grained leather with tooled gilt borders and designs to compartments. Morocco title labels to spines. Leather surface worn at spines but with gilt designs still generally bright. Small linear chip to the label of Vol I. Contents bright and neat. Front endpage of Vol I split. Otherwise snug and neat. Engraved frontis portrait in Vol I. Overall near VG View more info