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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

Rokeby; a Poem

By: Scott, Walter

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, John Ballantyne and Co: 1813

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26279

Condition: Good+


4to 11" - 13" tall; 330 pages; 1st edition (1st impression thereof). [10], [1]-330; [i]-cxvi, 3 ads, with imprint at the bottom of p. Cxvi. In period 1/2 leather and marbled paper boards. Leather chipped at tail and stressed and rubbed to spine surface. Board edges rubbed with furring to the marbled paper; corners bumped with loss of leather through abrasion. Boards attached but leather splitting at joints. Contents complete including half-title. Prior owner (Joseph Fry) bookplate to front pastedown. Some light to moderate foxing and toning to the supple pages. An excellent candidate ... View more info

Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border; Consisting of Historical and Romantic Ballads, Collected in the Southern Counties of Scotland : with a Few of Modern Date, Founded Upon Local Tradition; 3 Volumes

By: Scott, Walter

Price: $300.00

Publisher: London, James Ballantyne for Longman and Rees: 1803

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 26339

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; Mixed edition with Volumes I and II the 2nd edition of 1803 and Vol III the fith edition of 1812. Uniformly bound in a recent, handsome 1/2 morocco over marbled paper covered boards. Gilt tooled title labels to spines. Contents bright and neat; half-titles lacking from each. [4] clxvi [4], 291; [4] 426; [5], 488 pp. Handsome and solid. VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Rokeby; a Poem [Engraved Title Page and Illustrations by Stothard]

By: Scott, Walter and Thomas Stothard (Illustrator)

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, James Ballantyne: 1813

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 26276

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 413 pages; 2nd edition (1st impression thereof). Bound with the extra-illustrated title page at front and six engraved illustrations by Stothard. Handsome in 19th C. Full grained red morocco with wide gilt garland and double filet gilt rules to boards; spine in six with decorative tooling over bands and in compartments. All edges gilt. Spine a little darkened with some light rubbing and superficial flaking over the joints. Includes half-title. 4 of 6 plates and engraved title page retain tissue guards. A few scattered pages with foxing and toning but by and large fre... View more info

Clinical Notes on Uterine Surgery; With Special Reference to the Management of the Sterile Condition

By: Sims, J[Ames] Marion

Price: $425.00

Publisher: New York, William Wood & Co.: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30897

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 401 pages; 1st edition. 401 p. Sims' classic and revolutionary work on gynecology and uterine surgery including his pioneering description of the conditions necessary for insemination, his treatments for infertility as well as his description of the duck-billed speculum, more commonly known as Sims Speculum. Numerous in text ills by woodcut engraving. Original pebbled brown cloth; blind ruled covers and gilt titled spine. Numerous wood cut ills in text. Soundly bound with gilt title lettering at spine a bit dulled but readily legible. A few small spots of soiling to ... View more info

Horace in London, Consisting of Imitations of the First Two Books of the Odes of Horace [and], Rejected Addresses, or the New Theatrum Poetarum.

By: Smith, James & Horace Smith

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Gale & Fenner: 1815

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 32125

Condition: Good+


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 2 volumes bound as 1. pp xi, 173; xiii, 127. 16th edition of the second work (Rejected Addresses). Bound in early straight grained red morocco leather with gilt paneled boards and heavy gilt stamped spine w/ 5 raised bands. AEG, gilt innner dentelles. Early armorial bookplate of James Lorimer Graham. Front board detached at hinge; rear hinge tender. Spine a bit darkened; corners lightly rubbed and slightly bumped. G+ View more info

Les Livres De L'Enfance Du XVe Au XIXe Siècle Tome I, Texte & Tome II, Planches

By: stated, none

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Paris, Gumuchian & Cie.: 1930

Edition: First Edition; Limited edtion

Seller ID: 33199

Condition: Good+


Plates reproductions some color; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 798 pages; 2 volumes, complete. Issued in a limited edition of 900 copies. Xxiv, 446, [4]; 15, [1] pp & 336pl. Specialist's extensive catalog of antiquarian children's books with 6251 books described, many with details reproduced pictorially in the plate volume - some with hand colored plates reproduced. Introduction in English and French. Catalog text in French. This copy ex-library with heavy library cloth bindings and title lettering blocked in gilt to spine. Color frontispieces present; contents complete and generally neat. Trac... View more info

A relation of a conference held about religion at London, the third of April, 1676 by Edw. Stillingfleet ... and Gilbert Burnet, with some gentlemen of the Church of Rome.

By: Stillingfleet, Edward and Gilbert Burnet

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Printed and Are To Be Sold By Moses Pitt: 1676

Seller ID: 28070

Condition: Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 193 pages; [5], 193; [blank] ,[2] pp. Wing B5861. ... 1st edition. In period worn calf boards, front board detached. lacking front and rear pastedowns and front endpage. Rear free endpage missing a large portion and the final of three printed pages of ads for Pitt published titles appears to have been removed. Contents bright and clean. Insect predation to leather along front edge of cover board; scuffs, darkening and rubbing to boards and spine. Prior owner’s application of PVA to front external hinge without benefit.Clean fresh contents deserve a recasing or r... View more info

Synopsis of the Marine Invertebrata of Grand Manan: Or the Region about the Mouth of the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick

By: Stimpson, William

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Smithsonian: 1853

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13916

Condition: Very Good-


Lithograph plates [3]; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 66 pages; Washington, DC, Smithsonian Institution; 1853. Original monograph disbound from the Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge Vol VI. Complete and very fresh - being the contents only of Stimpson's well regarded monograph - with full text, title page, and 3 large lithograph plates. Pages creamy and bright with no marks. The condition of this disbound monograph is Fine, such as it is. A qualified binder could place the whole in boards for $25-50. Original green cloth spine panel of the larger volume is laid in, as are the front matter... View more info

Sacrorum Sacrificiorum Gentilium. Brevis et Accurata Descriptio, Universae Superstitionis Ethnicae Ritus Cerimonias Complectens

By: Stuckio, Johann Wilhelm [Stucki]

Price: $950.00

Publisher: Tiguri [Zurich], Apud Iohannem Wolphium: 1598

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 22592

Condition: Good


4to 11" - 13" tall; Large 4to in circa 17th century leather. ) (8, a - b6, A - Z6, Aa - Cc6, Dd4, Ee6. [20], 166 leaves. Bound with six cords. Leather covering is dried, rotting and chipping away at edges of the front board. Leather at spine largely intact but cracked and aged with gilt tooling dimmed and with surviving label dull. Boards tenuously attached by cords. Marbled paper pastedowns but missing marbled flyleaves at front and rear. Two blanks at both front and rear. Prior ownership of Loyola College Baltimore with a 19th century bookplate to the front pastedown and a pair of s... View more info

Rosamund, Queen of the Lombards: a Tragedy

By: Swinburne, Algernon Charles

Price: $395.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 22274

Condition: Very Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 88 pages; 1st edition, later state, with Sept 1899 ads at rear. Authorial inscription on cut paper mounted to the front flyleaf: " with best wishes for the New Year // and kindest regards from // [signed] AC Swinburne"... Bound in full heavy cream linen with title lettering brightly in gilt to spine. Cloth darkened at spine and less so to board edges. Many pages uncut. 32 page Chatto catalog at rear dated Sept. 1899. Signed; VG; Signed by Author View more info

Commendations of Second Division American Expeditionary Forces France 1917-1919 Germany

By: The Second Division Association; United States Army

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cologne, The Second Division Association: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13395

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 61 pages; 1919 The Second Division Association. Paperback in pictorial, title lettered card stock covers. Saddle stapled binding. Contents clean and neat. Front cover had detached but is archivally mended with japanese tissue repair over the separation at the spine fold. Several small areas of chipping and loss to the front cover edges. Uncommon contemporary divisional publication recording the successes of the 2nd during WWI. Contents VG but with wear and chipping to the covers. View more info

Annales Sacri & Profani : Ab Orbe Condito, Ad Eundem Christi Passione Redemptum, Cum Sacrosanctæ Scripturæ & Ethnicorum Collatis Inter Se Ad Veritatem Temporibus Vere Ordinateque Dispositi.

By: Tornielli, Agostino

Price: $950.00

Publisher: Frankfurt, Ioannem Theobaldum Schon Wetterum: 1611

Seller ID: 26047

Condition: Very Good


Copper plate engravings; maps; woodcuts in text; Folio 13" - 23" tall; Two volumes in one. Folio oversize in contemporary vellum binding with decorative corner and center devices impressed to boards. Double fillet ruling to borders and decorative tooling over the spine compartments. 19 copper plate engravings present of the 24 called for. Includes ten double page copperplates, one folding; two are laid in. One of the double page plates is an outline of Ortelius 1570 World map. Some smaller woodcuts in text. Some minor worming in the gutters of the pastedown and first several leaves. M... View more info

Napoleon Le Petit

By: Victor Hugo

Price: $220.00

Publisher: Londres, Jeffs: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13060

Condition: Very Good


32mo 4" - 5" tall; 448 pages; Londres, Jeffs; 1852. 32mo; 10 cm tall. 448 pp. Paged in 8's with 28 signatures. An unusual example; I have not found any other copies noted with this makeup of pagination and signature delineation. Period 3/4 vellum with marbled paper covered boards. Oval inkstamp of a Firenze bookseller placed on the free front endpage and the half-title page. No mention of edition, nor of any other publisher or printer than Jeffs. Title is hand painted in black to otherwise unlettered vellum spine. This presumably was an early copy smuggled back to France. Binding soun... View more info

The Morning-Exercise Against Popery, Or, the Principal Errors of the Church of Rome Detected and Confuted in a Morning-Lecture Preached Lately in Southwark: by Several Ministers of the Gospel in or Near London.

By: Vincent, Nathanael (ed.) and Thomas Manton, Matthew Poole, et. al.

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, A. Maxwell for Tho: Parkhurst, At the Bible and Three Crowns in Cheapside Near Mercers-Chappel: 1675

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27876

Condition: Very Good


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 883 pages; Larger 8vo in contemporary paneled calf boards with tulip corner pieces and double fillet borders in blind. Artfully rebacked with red morocco title label in the 2nd of 6 compartments. Front flyleaf refreshed; otherendpages original. Manuscript ownership of a Scott James on the rear endpage; later manuscrip inscriptions to title page and endpages reflecting ownership of New College, Edinburgh, with bookplate/loan notice to front pastedown stamped "sale duplicate". Boards a bit bumped at corners; mild surface scarring. Title page a bit soiled... View more info

Antoni-Büchlein, Oder, Andächtiges Geist- Und Trostreiches Gebett-Büchlein : Darin Neben Der Neun-Dinstägigen Andacht Zu S. Antonio Von Padua ... / / Durch Den Ehrwürdigen P. Martinus Von Cochem, Capuciner Ordens

By: Von Cochem, Martin

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Colln, Herman Demen: 1678

Seller ID: 14556

Condition: Very Good


3 copperplate engravings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Colln, Herman Demen; 1678. 13 cm. Gathered in 12s. Presumably the 2nd edition, with changes made in pagination from the edition of 1675. This 1678 example paged thus, [20], 564, 93. *11, A12 - Z12, Aa6; a12 - d12. Page 564 misnumbered by the printer as 464. A slight yawn between the front endpage and the title page, combined with an apparently missing leaf in the collation of the preliminaries suggests that a frontis or added engraved title page may be missing. Otherwise complete and clean. 3 copperplate engravings are included in the pag... View more info

American State Papers, Class X: Miscellaneous: Documents Legislative & Executive of the Congress of the United States. Volume I Only - from the First Session of the First to the Second Session of the Tenth Congress, Commencing Mar. 3, 1789, & Ending Mar. 3, 1809

By: Walter Lowrie & Walter S. Franklin, (Eds. )

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Washington DC, Gales and Seaton: 1834

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 33130

Condition: Good+


4to 11" - 13" tall; 947 pages; Volume I Only - from the First Session of the First to the Second Session of the Tenth Congress, Commencing Mar. 3, 1789, & Ending Mar. 3, 1809. Oversize large 4to bound in 1/4 calf over marbled paper covered boards. This copy deacessioned from a University special collections library with some light ex-library indications, including thin white painted catalog numbers to base of spine and two small ownership ink stamps to front endpages. Remanants of a card pocket to the rear pastedown. Lower board detached; upper board tenuous in the joint. Contents snu... View more info

The Adventures of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster [2 Volumes, Complete]

By: White, James

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Dublin, Printed for J. Jones, W. Jones, Grueber and M'Allister, and R. White: 1790

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 32107

Condition: Very Good-


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 256 pages; 2 volumes complete, uniformly bound in period tree calf with morocco labels at spines. Vi, 279 & 264 pp. Half-title lacking in vol I, present in Vol II and with all blank endsheets present. Leather cracking at joints but still sound. Light chipping to boards at lower front corners. Last several pages of vol 2 have damp staining along the front margin. Prior owner name penned in ballpoint with a 1935 date on the top edge of the title page of each volume. Overall about VG View more info

A Narrative of the Events Which Have Taken Place in France, From the Landing of Napoleon Bonaparte, on the First of March, 1815, Till the Restoration of Louis XVIII. with an Account of the Present State of Society and Public Opinion

By: Williams, Helen Maria

Price: $245.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Moses Thomas: 1816

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 18352

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 247 pages; 1st American edition. In an mid 19th century 3/4 calf over marbled paper binding. Black morocco title label to spine with double gilt rules bracketing five compartments. [1] 2 -247 pp. No half-title page present. "Brinton Library" rubber stamp to front pastedown with an 1839 numeral penciled below the stamp and a matching number, slim paper label attached to spine. Snugly bound copy; pages supple and clean with expected light toning and ocaasional light foxing. First and last few leaves with some light damp lines. Leather rubbed and nicked at sp... View more info

American Carbon Manual, Or the Production of Photographic Prints in Permanent Pigments

By: Wilson, Edward L.

Price: $285.00

Publisher: New York, Scovill Manufacturing Company: 1868

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35795

Condition: Good+


Carbon Print photo frontis; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 100 pages; 1st edition. Publisher's original dark green cloth with titles brightly in gilt to spine and with boards beveled at edges and with ruled borders in blind. Tissue guarded carbon photographic print at front. This copy has several older ownership blind stamps of a small college library, one at front and two mid-book. There are none of the expected attachments, though, to the book's externals or to endpages or content. Prior owner and 1893 date penciled to 2nd, blank endpage; a bookplate at front notes his bequest to the College, hi... View more info