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Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Susan Huntington of Boston, MA

By: Wisner, Benjamin & James Montgomery (Intro) & Susan Huntington

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Crocker and Brewster: 1829

Edition: Third Edition; revised

Seller ID: 31201

Condition: Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 328 pages; 3rd edition, revised. Original treed calf leather binding with morocco title label to spine. Leather over spine skinned and missing the front half inch from the middle 2/3 of the spine surface. Contents soundly bound and complete. Leather rubbed at board edges; hinges tender. Rear spine edge scuffed and chipped. Leather at spine browned and with some hairline cracks to surface. Illustrated with a tissue guarded frontis portrait of the subject. G View more info

A Selection of Greek Tragedies with Notes, for the Use of Colleges, and for Private Reading; Two Volumes: Vol I; the Alcestis of Euripides and the Antigone of Sophocles. Vol II; the Prometheus of Aeschylus and the Electra of Sophocles

By: Woolsey, T. D. ; (Ed and Notes)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, James Munroe and Co: 1841

Edition: Third Revised Edition

Seller ID: 25698

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 4 vols in 2. Hardcover in original trade cloth bindings of embossed blind stamped brown cloth with title letering decoratively in gilt to spine. Both bound volumes have title pages for the volume as well as separate title pages for each work. 2nd and 3rd editions of the separate works. Vol I; viii, [1-3] 4 - 120; vii, [2]. Vol II; (1-3) , 4 - 138; Viii, (1-3) - 104; 152. Cloth nicked and rubbed with light fray at spine ends; cloth at corners rubbed through and corners lightly bumped. Light evidence of bookplate removal to endpages. Prior ownership in manuscript. O... View more info

L'Art de Vivre Heureux, Forme´ Sur Les Idees Les Plus Claires de la Raison... Et Sur De Tres-Belles Maximes De Monsieur Descartes

By: [Ameline, Claude]

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Paris, Chez La Veuve De J. B. Coignard, & J. B. Coignard Fils: 1692

Seller ID: 21404

Condition: Very Good-


Wood cut frontis; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 305 pages; Small format 16mo in period vellum. Frontis, [14], [8], 305 pp. *7, []4, A-M12, N7. Cream vellum covered boards lightly soiled. A vertical stress to the spine has begun to crack. Small closed split in the vellum along the lower edge of the cover board. Contents clean and neat. Bound with frontis, title and prelims, followed by an unsigned 8 page catlog of works published by Coignard between 1660-1692. Mild yawn in the interior front hinge. Prior ownership of Prince Franz Joseph [?] of Liechtenstein with the Princes of Liechtenstein bookp... View more info

Lara, a Tale & Jacqueline, a Tale

By: [Byron, George Gordon Lord] & [Samuel Rogers]

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, J. Murray: 1814

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38128

Condition: Good+


Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 128 pages; 1st edition. [viii], [1] -128, [4] pp. Half-title present. Soundly bound in contemporary drab brown paper covered boards, with a professionally rebacked spine in a very sympathetic matching brown paper and new paper title label. Variant with pages not watermarked, "II" in running title on p 82 is askew and period dropped on p 20. [4] pp publisher ads at rear. Edges untrimmed. No prior ownership or marks. G++ to VG- thus View more info

Passing Clouds; Or, Love Conquering Evil

By: [Clacy, Helen] Cycla (Pseud)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co: 1858

Seller ID: 14818

Condition: Good+


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 238 pages; [1858] Dodd Mead. HC in publisher's decoratively stamped green cloth. Horizontal decorative rules to cover in black. Embossed gilt and black title design to spine. Binding sound and contents clean. Front endpages removed up to the title page, which is the first leaf of the book. Rear endpages present and neat. Just mild toning to page stock. Cloth a little rubbed at edges and corners; boards peeking through lower front corners. 12 page catalog of Dodd Mead juvenile titles appended at rear. G+ only. Scarce in collections and specialty libraries. View more info

The American's Guide: : Comprising the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation; the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitutions of the Several States Composing the Union. Viz. Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Illinois,

By: [David M Hogan, Ed]

Price: $89.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, Towar & Hogan: 1832

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 13393

Condition: Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 428 pages; 3rd edition issued by this publisher (after 1828 and 1830 issues). Text block is bright and clean. Speckled calf over boards missing front board but with rear board attached and spine bright and pleasant. Red morocco leather spine label with gilt titles. Missing front endpages; first page of the book is the title page and all else complete. Includes the Declaration, Constitution of the US with amendments and the constitutions of the first 24 states ending with Missouri. Lacking the front board but otherwise very neat with a VG text block. View more info

Adventures of a French Serjeant : During His Campaigns in Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, &c. , from 1805 to 1823

By: [Guillemard, Robert] by Himself

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, H. C. Carey and I. Lea: 1826

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 20112

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 300 pages; Bound in period 1/2 calf and marbled paper boards. Rebacked with original spine leather and morocco title label laid down. Contents complete and snugly bound with expected light toning. To the front pastedown is a presentation bookplate identifying the book's original owner and the date of the gift to an eastern American college's literary society. Small period paper label at the crown of the spine; no other marks or attachments. Pastedowns and endpages moderately foxed. Solid neat copy in considerably better condition than usually found. VG View more info

Ancient And Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc.; In Two Volumes

By: [Herd, David, Ed. ]

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, By John Wotherspoon for James Dickson and Charles Elliot: 1776

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 28966

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Printed by John Wotherspoon for James Dickson and Charles Elliot, Edinburgh. The second edition. 312 & 283 pp. Bound in matching, period full polished calf with red morocco labels to spines. All original endpage blanks and half-title pages present. Extra engraved title page at front of both volumes. Superficial scarring to leather at spines with shallow chipping and loss to leather at crown of both spines. Soundly bound with all boards attached but with leather splitting over the front joint of Vol I, held well by cords and weakness in leather over the front joint... View more info

The State Letters of Henry Earl of Clarendon [in Two Volumes], Lord Lieutenant of Ireland ...[Under] James the Second, with His Diary for 1687, 1688, 1689 and 1690. from the Originals [Held] of Richard Powney

By: [Hyde], Henry 2nd Earl Of Clarendon & John Douglas, Bishop Of Salisbury (Ed. )

Price: $495.00

Publisher: Oxford, At the Clarendon Press: Sold by J. Stephens at the Temple-Gate, Fleetstreet; A. Millar in the Strand (et. al.): 1763

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 32309

Condition: Very Good-


4to 11" - 13" tall; 869 pages; Oxford, At the Clarendon Press; 1763. 1st edition. Two volumes, complete. Quarto volumes uniformly bound in contemporary speckled calf with spines in six compartments; red and black leather title labels to spines. Xxxvi, 476; 337, [1], (20) pp. Joints repaired, with archival linen tape reinfocring internal hinges and traces of PVA in the external joints. Leather had split over joints but repairs are sound and holding. Some light chipping to leather at spine ends and edges; drying and mild darkening to leather at board edges. Both volumes include an origi... View more info

Conversations on Political Economy; In Which the Elements of That Science Are Familiarly Explained.

By: [Marcet, Jane H. ] The Author of "Conversations On Chymistry"

Price: $365.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Moses Thomas. J. Maxwell, Printer: 1817

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 35258

Condition: Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 393 pages; 1st American edition, from the 1816 London edition. Essentially disbound; retains the original drab paper covered rear board but lacking the spine covering and upper board. Text block soundly bound; retains front blank and half-title page. Small patch of insect predation to front blank. Scattered light foxing and spotting to page block. Ready for recasing. G+ thus View more info

Exposition De La Doctrine Chretienne : Ou Instructions sur les Principales Verites de la Religion. Tome Second

By: [Mesenguy, Francois-Philippe ]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Cologne, Aux Depens De La Compagnie: 1754

Seller ID: 21508

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 608 pages; Tome Second. Vol two of six. In period patterned, polished calf with norocco title labels to spine and gilt tooled decorative designs in the spine panels. Soundly bound and neat copy. Marbled endpages and edges. Leather a little stressed and rubbed at spine with shallow chipping at spine ends. Underlying boards exposed at corner tips. Solid still neat copy. Vol II only. VG- View more info

Reliques Of Ancient English Poetry [complete In 3 Volumes]: Consisting Of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, And Other Pieces Of Our Earlier Poets, (Chiefly of the Lyric Kind. ) Together with Some Few of Later Date -

By: [Percy, Thomas]

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, J. Dodsley: 1765

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29385

Condition: Very Good


Engraved frontis and vignettes; 1 sheet music; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Printed for J. Dodsley, 1765. 3 vols. Xxiii, (1) , (4) , 344pp; (4) , iii, (1) , 384, (1) pp; (4) , iii, (1) , xxiv, 346, (2) pp. Lacking only the half-title for volume I and the infrequently seen ad as terminal leaf of Vol I. Errata as one final leaf of two pages at rear of Vol III. Snugly bound in early 19th century polished calf with recent professional rebacking using sympathetic calf leather. New morocco labels to spine tastefully tooled in gilt. Prior ownership letterpress stamp of George Campbell, Liverpool appea... View more info

Carl Werner, an Imaginative Story With Other Tales of Imagination [Vol 2 Only]

By: [Simms, William Gilmore]

Price: $395.00

Publisher: New York, George Adlard: 1838

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13869

Condition: Very Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages; New York, George Adlard; 1838. Volume II, only. Paged [3] - 208 with [4] pages of Adlard publisher ads at rear. Bound in original patterned green cloth with lettered paper title label to spine. 1st edition of this very uncommon volume of short pieces by the highly regarded early 19th century Southern writer, historian and novelist, William G. Simms. This 2nd volume contains three of Simms' Cherokee related tales and though sadly lacking the 1st volume of stories, stands independently and thus complete in itself. A well preserved example in the full texture... View more info