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The History of British India, in Six Volumes; [With 2 Large Maps] [Provenance: Lord Dinorben, William Lewis Hughes]

By: Mill, James & Timeless Books

Price: $550.00

Publisher: London, Baldwin, Cradock & Joy: 1826

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 35072

Condition: Good


Fold-out maps, pne hand colored; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Complete in 6 volumes. Uniformly bound - 1/2 heavy gilt leather backed, marbled paper covered boards. Prior ownership of William Lewis Hughes, Lord Dinorben - with his armorial bookplate mounted to the front pastedown of each volume. Vol II fronted with a large folding map of Persia and Vol III fronted with a larger still folding, hand colored map of "Hindoostan" by Arrowsmith. A few short mended splits to folds of this large map. Ex-library copy with painted catalog #'s to base of spine, small abrasion scars to base of spines... View more info

The Essays of Michael Seigneur De Montaigne, Translated Into English. The Eighth Edition, with Very Considerable Amendments and Improvements, Volumes I, II and IV of 4

By: Montaigne, Michel De; Peter Coste

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Dublin, James Potts: 1760

Edition: Eighth Edition

Seller ID: 20717

Condition: Very Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Volumes 1, 3 and 4 of the four volume edition. A revision of Charles Cotton's translation. Though sadly lacking the third volume, this set is in remarkably well preserved condition. Contemporary polished calf bindings remain very soundly bound with pliant and supple joints and complete contents. Partial morocco labels to Vols I and II, lacking a label on IV. A few very small areas of loss to leather at edges and ends. Two or three small, pin head sized scars or worming damage to the boards. Contents exceptionally bright and clean; no foxing nor toning of any signi... View more info

Complete Encyclopaedia [Encyclopedia] of Music ... to Which is Added an Appendix Introducing Musical Events to 1876

By: Moore, John Weeks

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Boston, Oliver Ditson: 1880

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 13491

Condition: Very Good-


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1048 pages; Large 8vo HC in original pebbled brown cloth. Revised edition with appendix of 45 pages of entries related to years 1852 - 1876. Cloth moderately sunned at spine but with gilt title lettering still bright. Cloth thin and lightly frayed at base of spine. Partial splits in the endpages at internal joints but with a generally solid binding. An important reference. G++ to VG- ... Oversize book will require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The American Universal Geography; or, A View of the Present State of all the Kingdoms, States, and Colonies in the Known World, and of the United States of America in Particular. [Complete in 2 Volumes]

By: Morse, Jedidiah

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Boston, Printed By J. T. Buckingham, for Thomas & Andrews: 1805

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 32124

Condition: Good


Copperplate maps, folding; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Printed By J. T. Buckingham, for Thomas & Andrews. Complete in 2 volumes. 5th edition of Part I and 4th edition of Part II. Pp. 6, [2], [17]-864; [4], [9]-664. Six copperplate folding maps complete and intact. Frontis folding maps of the World and of Europe respectively in Vol I and II are moderately toned and foxed. Maps of Asia, Africa, North America and South America are generally quite bright and clean with only superficial toning. Uniformly bound in full calf, but bindings are rough. Prior owner chose to stabilize condition using an ap... View more info

The Works of the Long-mournful and Sorely-distressed Isaac Penington, Whom The Lord In His Tender Mercy, At Length Visited and Relieved by the Ministry of That Despised People, Called Quakers - in Two Parts - the Way of Life & Death Made Manifest, and Set before Men. [And] a Question to the Professors of Christianity

By: Penington, Isaac

Price: $950.00

Publisher: London, Benjamin Clark: 1681

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31882

Condition: Very Good-


v.001; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Large quarto; 1st edition. In Two Parts - the Way of Life & Death Made Manifest, and Set before Men. [And] a Question to the Professors of Christianity. Pp. [xlviii] 470, 496. Soundly bound in contemporary calf boards, rebacked spine with very sympathetic and professional attention and morocco label to spine. Calfover boards a little pocked and crazed to surfaces but very stable. Front and rear blanks missing. Contents complete and clean with occasional ink smudge or spot of toning. Bequest bookplate to a private liberal arts colledge mounted to the front pa... View more info

Annual Report Of The Transactions Of The Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, For The Years 1857-58. Volume V

By: Pennsylvania, State Agricultural Society Of

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Harrisburg, A. Boyd Hamilton: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28807

Condition: Very Good-


Lithographs, tables etc; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 648 pages; Soundly bound in original textured brown cloth with decorative ruling and designs to boards in blind; gilt title design to spine faded but legible. Shallow chipping and loss to cloth at crown of spine; light rubbing to corners with boards peeking through. Horizontal score to cloth across spine in line with one of the gilt rules. Contents bright and clean with only superficial damp stain to the lower tip/corner of the first handful of leaves. Illustrated with a number of lithograph printed plates of prize winning and stand-ou... View more info

Report Of The Transactions Of The Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, For The Years 1875-75. Volume X

By: Pennsylvania, State Agricultural Society Of

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Harrisburg, A. Boyd Hamilton: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28808

Condition: Very Good-


Lithographs, tables etc; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Vol X of the PA Agricultural Reports. 556, 56 p. Soundly bound in original textured brown cloth with decorative ruling to boards in blind; gilt title design to spine faded but legible. Shallow chipping and superficial fray to cloth at spine ends; light rubbing to corners with boards peeking through. Contents bright and clean with only expected light general toning to page stock. Illustrated with a number of lithograph printed plates of prize winning and stand-out animals, crop pests, dairy barn designs and fruit varieties, including a ... View more info

Annual Report Of The Transactions Of The Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, For The Years 1854. Volume I

By: Pennsylvania, State Agricultural Society Of

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Harrisburg, A. Boyd Hamilton: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28809

Condition: Very Good-


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 481 pages; Soundly bound in original textured brown cloth with decorative ruling and designs to boards in blind; gilt title design to spine faded but legible. Shallow chipping and loss to cloth at crown of spine and cloth lightly tattered at lower spine edge; light rubbing to corners with boards peeking through. Contents generally bright and clean, suffering only from the light general toning of the page stock typical of these reports. Numerous tables. Overall near VG View more info

Report Of The Transactions of the Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society, for the Year 1888. Volume XII

By: Pennsylvania, State Agricultural Society Of

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Harrisburg, A. Boyd Hamilton: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28810

Condition: Very Good


Lithographs, chromolithos, woodcuts, tables etc; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Soundly bound in original textured brown cloth with decorative ruling to boards in blind; gilt title design and cloth at spine much faded but legible in blind. Mild crimping and superficial rub to cloth at spine ends; light rubbing to corners with boards peeking through. Contents bright and clean with only expected light general toning to page stock. Illustrated with a number of lithograph plates including a pair of tissue guarded chromolithos of fruit varieties, plates of dairy barn designs and other agricultur... View more info

Curly Locks and Other Nursery Rhymes

By: Petherick, Rose C. and "unknown"

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton: 1907

Edition: First Edition (?)

Seller ID: 13634

Condition: Very Good+


16mo 6" - 7" tall; London, Henry Frowde and Hodder & Stoughton; [1907]. 16mo., small format HC in color pictorial, blue paper boards over a red cloth backstrip. A well preserved example of this very scarce late Victorian children's Nursery Rhyme title. Some illustrations signed with the monogram of Rose C. Petherick; others unsigned or signed with a nonogram/mark which combines the letters T H and C. All illustrations in color and have the appearance of lino cuts. Printed in color lithography. Just mild rub to cloth at corners; red cloth backstrip unlettered, as issued. Prior owner gi... View more info

Memoirs of the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture, Containing Communications on Various Subjects in Husbandry & Rural Affairs, Volume IV [4]

By: Philadelphia Society For Promoting Agriculture; Richard Peters; James Mease; H Anderson

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Benjamin Warner: 1818

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 19626

Condition: Good+


Copperplate and woodcut engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 518 pages; [viii], xx, (vi) -xxxv, (iii) - XL, 41-45, (i) -Lii, [iii], 332 pp. 4 full page copperplate engravings and a good number of woodcut figures in text. Bound in full period tree calf with brown morocco leather spine label. Rear interior hinge cracked, rear endpage separating. Otherwise cotnets snug, though with foxing and dampstaining to fore edge throughout. Exterior hinges cracked but holding; some flaking to leather and wear at spine ends. Corners rubbed through. A series of papers detailing significant advances in agric... View more info

The Basiliade: or the Book of Truth and Nature; [Vol II Only (Of 2) ] An Epic Poem, in Fourteen Cantos in Prose. Translated from an Original Manuscript, of the Celebrated Indian Bramin and Philosopher Pilpay.

By: Pilplay; Morelly

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, S. Hooper: 1761

Seller ID: 35096

Condition: Fair


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 263 pages; Vol II of 2, only. Text block sound and complete. Front board lacking; spine perishing. A bit of mild damp wave to pages of text block. Scattered light spotting and toning to page stock. Suitable for restoration or matching to Vol I. With faults thus. Text block Good. Scarce View more info

The Ever Green, Being a Collection of Scots Poems, [In 2 Volumes]; Wrote by the Ingenious before 1600 . . . Published by Allan Ramsay

By: Ramsay, Allan (Ed. )

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Alexander Donaldson: 1761

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37982

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 574 pages; Two volumes, complete. Bound in full polished calf, spines in six compartments with extra gilt decorative designs to compartments. Title labels lacking except for fragment on Vol I; Vol Lables intact. Upper boards both columes with cracking to leather but quite sound with cords holding. Armorial bookplates of James Rimington to front pastedown of both volumes. VG- thus View more info

The Boy Cruisers, Or Paddling In Florida

By: Rathbone, St. George

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New York, A. L. Burt Company: 1893

Edition: Presumed 1st edition

Seller ID: 22371

Condition: Good+


Woodcuts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 264 pages; HC in pictorial stamped blue cloth. Presumed 1st edition, copyrighted by Burt 1893. Soundly bound and clean with just light shelf rub to cloth at corners and spine ends. Expected general but light to moderate toning to page stock. Floral pattern endsheets intact and sound. Woodcut figures and embellished initial letters illustrate the story. Partial internal split between flyleaf and frontis. A few signatures starting slightly. Light silverfish predation to page block edges. 11 pages of Burt catalog ads at rear. G++ View more info

The Converse of the Pen: Acts of Intimacy in the Eighteenth-Century Familiar Letter

By: Redford, Bruce

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, University of Chicago Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15226

ISBN: 0226706796

Condition: Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 252 pages; Trade paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Superb unread copy. Tight, bright and fresh. Hint of shelf rub front edge of covers; otherwise about as new. NF View more info

Artistic Horse-Shoeing

By: Rich, Geo. E.

Price: $89.00

Publisher: M. T. Richardson, Publisher: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13480

Condition: Very Good-


Lithographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 150 pages; HC 1st edition. Publisher's original green cloth with decorative design and title lettering to cover in black. Spine unlettered, as issued. No marks. Profusely illustrated with lithographed figures showing horse foot anatomy and scores of shoe designs created and collected by the author to correct for specific injuries and infirmities of horse hooves. Light to moderate foxing to blank endpages. A light to moderate instance of damp evidence to rear board does not affect the book's internals, pages or structural integrity. Sound snug binding.... View more info

Maxims, and Moral Reflections With a Biographical Preface and an Appendix by the Editor

By: Rochefoucault, Duke De La

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G and C Carvill: 1835

Seller ID: 28278

Condition: Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 139 pages; Bound in full black leather. Contents soundly bound and complete. Leather over spine with chips at spine ends and one missing mid-spine. Leather over spine split over frotn hinge and helkd in place by prior owner’s use of several short strips of cello tape. Older linen tape reinforcement to the inside front hings. Endpages with somehat heavy foxing, fading to modrate to the pages of the text. Revised copyright information on a letterpress slip of paper tipped on to verso of title page. Expected light toning to page stock. Would benefit from light rest... View more info

The Grand Imposter Discovered: Or An Historical Dispute Of The Papacy And Popish Religion; : Divided in Four Parts : 1. of Bishops, 2. of Arch-Bishops, 3. of an Oecumenick Bishop, 4. of Antichrist ...

By: S. C. [Colvil, Samuel]

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, His Majesties Printers for the Author: 1673

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27875

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; Full speckled calf boards with paneled frame in blind. Artfully rebacked with black leather title label in the 2nd of five compartments. Mild smoke to text block edges. Contents clean and complete save for refreshed endpages. Unusual pagination a result of printer error, as specified in the erratum on the terminal printed page. Pagination [64]; [1] , 2- 171, [blank], 187 -226; 1 -92, [2]. Collation: []2, A - G4, H2; A - X4, Y2, Aa - Ee4; A - L4, M3. Snug and neat. Prior ownership of New College Edinburgh with bookpate at front stamped "sale duplicate". No oth... View more info

Unterweisung Der Proportion Und Stellung Der Possen, Nurnberg 1542. In Getreuer Nachbildung

By: Schon, Erhard and Leo Baer (Intro. )

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main, Joseph Baer & Co: 1920

Edition: Facsimile; Limited edtion

Seller ID: 32498

Condition: Very Good


Woodcuts and tipped in plates; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages; 1920 Joseph Baer & Co. . Frankfurt. Limited edition of 300 copies. Facsimile of Schon's 1542 instructional book on proportion and geometry, illustrated with his woodblock prints. [64] unnumbered pages. Some several Illustrations on glossy stock tipped in, but by and large pages are reproduced as originally printed with woodcut diagrams and scenes faitfully reproduced. Soundly bound in original light brown paper covered boards with red and black printed title label to upper board. Mild nicking to paper boards at spine ends. Con... View more info

The Lady of the Lake

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $435.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, John Ballantyne and Co. and Hurst, Rees, and Orme, and William Miller: 1810

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 26304

Condition: Very Good-


4to 11" - 13" tall; First edition, first impression. 290, cxxix pp. 4to. Snug and sound in a tasteful, recently rebacked binding retaining period marbled paper covered boards. This copy lacks the half-title page but retains the large engraved frontis of Scott and his dog, Camp executed by Heath after Saxon. Mild soiling and foxing to front and rear endpages; a shallow damp line across the top corner of the frontis and the last several leaves. A very shallow tea toned damp line visible along the very front edge of some pages of the text. Engraved armorial bookplate of Diana Russell mou... View more info