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Ein Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch, Enthaltend Geistreiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes : Auf Begehren Der Bruderschaft Der Menonisten Gemeinen, Aus Vielen Liederbuhern Gesammelt : Mit Einem Dreyfachen Register

By: N/A

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Johann Albrecht: 1804

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 13424

Condition: Good+

16mo 6" - 7" tall; 1st edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite songbook. Bound in full period polished calf which is chipped at spine ends and rubbed at edges; both clasps are lacking. Text block is intact and the paper is supple, though with expected light uniform toning. Rear board is detatched, front board holding. Paged [6], 79, [1], 415, [1], 17, [1]pp ; 18 cm. Some pages with bars of music. Printed in two columns. Bound, as always, with Ein Neues Unpartheyisches Gesangbuch, with separate title page and pagination. Also imprinted Johann Albrecht, 1804 (Shaw an... View more info

Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch Enthaltend Geisteiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Johann Bar: 1820

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 13425

Condition: Very Good-

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3rd revised edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite song book. 1820 Johann Bar. Full polished calf. Paged [6], 79, [1], 472, 18p. Printed in 2 columns, additional title page for the second part. Some bars of shape-music notation in text. Bender p12, Shoemaker 4070, Arndt 2438. Both clasps missing. Oil stain to lower quarter of binding and spine. Front hinge beginning. Contents with light foxing, but otherwise a tight copy. VG- View more info

Die Geschichte Des Grossen Stifters Des Christenthums, Jesus, Unsers Gottlichen Erretters : Der Zeitordnung Nach in Einer Freyern Uebersetzung Aus Den Vier Evangelien. Zwei Bande; Volumes I & II Bound Together

By: N/A

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Passau, Mangoldischen Hofbuchdruckerei: 1791

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 13565

Condition: Very Good-

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 746 pages; Passau, Mangoldischen Hofbuchdruckerei; 1791. 2 volumes bound as 1. Paged continuously [4] 1 - 746; with seperate title pages for the volumes. Squat, stout volume in period patterned paper over boards. Binding sound and snug with boards sound in joints. Paper over boards rubbed over spine edges with flaking and light chipping; boards visible at spine edges but remaining well bound. Scattered toning and foxing to text is generally mild. Spine panel unlettered but a rectangular paper label is mounted near crown with a hand lettered 3 digit numeral. Sound and... View more info

Biblia, Das ist: die Ganze Heilige Schrift Des Alten Und Neuen Testaments. [Elector Bible]

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Nurnberg, Johann Andrea Endterischen Handlung: 1782

Seller ID: 22579

Condition: Good+

Folio 13" - 23" tall; 1298 pages; Folio. The "Elector Bible" featuring full page woodcut engravings of the Prince-Electors of the Holy Roman Empire. [94] 1181, [23] pp. Augsburg Confession at rear. Bound in a mid 19th century 1/2 calf over pebbled brown cloth boards. Spine covering detached and laid in at front. Title page in red and black is bound in on a stub. Frontis of Luther missing along with two of the Elector portraits. Text printed in double columns inside a line border; profusely illustrated with pictorial vignettes from woodcuts, decorative head and tail pieces and ... View more info

Ein Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch, Enthaltend Geistreiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes : Auf Begehren Der Bruderschaft Der Menonisten Gemeinen, Aus Vielen Liederbuhern Gesammelt : Mit Einem Dreyfachen Register

By: N/A

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Johann Albrecht: 1804

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 34962

Condition: Very Good-

16mo 6" - 7" tall; Johann Albrecht, Lancaster; 1804. 1st edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite songbook. Bound in full period calf; both clasps and straps are lacking, but brass bosses and closures are intact. Light shelf rubbing to leather at spine ends and over the raised bands. Text block is intact and the paper is supple, though with expected light uniform toning. Prior owner inscription to 2nd blank endpage appears to be dated 1804 and 1807. Prior owner names appear to be Schenck and Denlingen, but the page is crazed with apparent insect predation or deterior... View more info

The Pleasures of Imagination; a Poem in Three Books.

By: Akinside, Mark [Akenside]

Price: $135.00

Publisher: London, R. Dodsley: 1744

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 26324

Condition: Very Good

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 142 pages; Presumed 4th edition, with Akenside's name recorded on the red and black printed title page as "Akinside" - but lacking the half-title page. One page publisher ad following the text of the poem. Rebound in a handsome modern 1/2 polished calf with five raised bands and gilt tooled morocco title label over marbled paper boards. Title page trimmed hard in the right margin with engraved vignette off center and only a sliver of margin to the image. Contents snug and neat; decent margins remain in the text. Handsomely rebound. VG thus View more info

Union Questions, on Select Portions of Scripture from the New Testament; Volume I Containing the Life and Miracles of the Lord Jesus Christ

By: American Sunday School Union

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, American Sunday School Union: 1831

Seller ID: 19554

Condition: Very Good

Map, folding; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 154 pages; Small format volume bound in 1/4 sheep over marbled paper boards. Folding map of palestine at front. Copyrighted in 1831, this is presumably the 1st edition. Leather spine unlettered but supple and with only light rub to ends and surface. Boards lightly rubbed edges. Contetns complete and clean with just the expected mild toning. Bookplate of a Liberal Arts College Philosophical Society. Solid neat copy. VG View more info

Favole Dell' Abate De' Giorgi Bertola

By: Aurelio Bertola De' Giorgi

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Bassano, Giuseppe Remondini: 1789

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 33930

Condition: Very Good

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 144 pages; Soundly bound in flexible paper boards with period hand painted paper covering. Prior ownership in manuscript inside front cover dated 1793. Pages generally supple and clean. Some mild predation to decorative paper over the covers; several small chips to paper over the spine. Attractive neat copy. VG View more info

Aristippe, Ou, De La Cour: Divise En Sept Discours

By: Balzac, Jean-Louis Guez de

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Coulogne, Etienne De La Place: 1704

Seller ID: 20104

Condition: Very Good

16mo 6" - 7" tall; 280 pages; Reprinting from the 1658 original edition. Small format in period vellum. In 12's. Soundly bound and generallu clean. Prior ownership in Italian (Mario Franco Placocos[? ]) to front endpage and base of title. Period manuscrip to vellum at spine, simply "Francese". Mild worming to the pastedowns and front free endpage. Two or three pin head sized worm holes to the vellum at the rear joint. Flake of vellum missing top edge rear boars. Solid and clean; VG View more info

American Popular Lessons : Chiefly Selected from the Writings of Mrs. Barbauld, Miss Edgeworth, and Other Approved Writers

By: Barbauld; Edgeworth Et. Al.

Price: $43.95

Publisher: New York, R Lockwood: 1829

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 13554

Condition: Very Good-

16mo 6" - 7" tall; 251 pages; 1829 R Lockwood, NY. HC in printed paper covered boards and gilt ruled cloth backstrip. 2nd edition after and 1820 printing. An early American school book with intermediate level narrative pieces relating to American history, Scripture as well as charachter formation. Paper covered boards have bordered title printing at front and printer's advertisements on rear surface. Simple gitl ruling acros spine; unlettered, as issued. Sound clean copy has a prior ownership inscription to the front endpage. Cloth rubbed and just a little tender at spine edges. Moder... View more info

The History of the United States of North America; [In 3 Volumes] From the Discovery of the Western World to the Present Day

By: Bartlett, W. H. & B. B. Woodward

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York & London, George Virtue & Co: 1856

Seller ID: 35765

Condition: Very Good-

Steel Plate engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 3 volumes, complete. Soundly bound in matching publisher's deluxe trade binding of full red pebbled calfleather with highly decorative borders and vignettes tooled in gilt to boards and decorative title desing sna flourishes gilt tooled to spines. [7], 698; 720; 726 pp. Some light to moderate scuffing and rubbing to leather at board edges; Vol I has a small piece of leather chipped from the crown and Vol III has shallow loss from leather at the tail of the spine. Tissue guarded steel engraved plates throughout, over 80 in total and including... View more info

Sermons Delivered on Various Occasions

By: Beecher, Lyman

Price: $170.00

Publisher: Boston, T. R. Marvin: 1828

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21935

Condition: Very Good-

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 367 pages; In original full calf over boards with black morocco title label to spine. Soundly bound example with light ru to leather at corners and a moderate bump to the crown of the spine. Severla surface abarasion scars to the leather boards. Prior owner's painted "B" catalog aid at the base of the spine. Pages supple but with expected light to moderate foxing and toning. Sporadic pencil underling in several of the sermons. Solid copy in original binding. VG- View more info

Plays Written by the Late Ingenious Mrs. Behn, Vol. IV : Containing Sir Patient Fancy; the Window Ranter ...; the Emperor of the Moon; the Amorous Prince; the Younger Brother

By: Behn, Aphra

Price: $325.00

Publisher: London, Printed for Mary Poulson, and Sold By A. Bettesworth: 1724

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 37022

Condition: Good

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 418 pages; 1724 Printed for Mary Poulson, and Sold by A. Bettesworth, London. 3rd edition. Vol IV only (of 4). Scarce 18th century printing of Behn's plays. In 19th century speckled calf. Boards detached but present; light crazing to leather at spine with title labels missing. Front marbled endpage and 1st blank are loose and laid in; marbled sheet at rear missing. Text block sound, clean and complete. Prior ownership to verso of tp - in tiny manuscript of W. S. Ogden, 1886. Early 18th century printings of Behn's plays increasingly uncommon in the market. This cop... View more info

Beitrage Zur Lateinischen Grammatik; Auslautendes D Im Alten Latein

By: Bergk, Theodor

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Halle, Richard Muhlmann: 1870

Seller ID: 22809

Condition: Good+

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 168 pages; Hardcover in quarter cloth and marbled paper over boards. Snug and solid although ex-library indications include a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Prior ownership signature of noted classicist, Gonzalez Lodge. Lodge presumably donated his library to Franklin & Marshall College's library. Remnants of paper title label to spine. Corners and edges of book slightly worn and rubbed. Partial splits in the endpage joint. G++ View more info

De Re Poetica: Or, Remarks Upon Poetry. With Characters and Censures of the Most Considerable Poets, Whether Ancient or Modern.

By: Blount, Sir Thomas Pope

Price: $485.00

Publisher: Covent Garden, London, Ric. Everingham, for R. Bently: 1694

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37144

Condition: Good

[Kemble Copy]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 248 pages; 1694 Ric. Everingham, for R. Bently at the Post-House in Russell Street, Covent Garden. 1st edition. 8vo in period leather. This copy with provenance noted of early 19th C, Shakespearean actor and book collector, John Philip Kemble, and later of British book collector Philip Bliss. 20th century ownership of Shakespearean scholar Henry Buckley Charlton, with his pictorial bookplate to the front pastedown. Text block sound but boards detached. Leather aged and crazed at edges and spine. Single blank at both front and rear; blank at rear loose.... View more info

The Novels And Tales Of The Renowned John Boccacio [decameron] The First Refiner of Italian Prose: Containing a Hundred Curious Novels, by Seven Honourable Ladies, and Three Noble Gentlemen, Framed in Ten Days

By: Boccaccio, John

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, Awnsham Churchill: 1684

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 32289

Condition: Fair

4to 11" - 13" tall; 483 pages; 1684 Awnsham Churchill, London. "5th edition" [London]. 4to. In near contemporary leather spine with later probably 19th century repairs. 1/2 leather over drab paper covered boards. Leather splitting over joints but cords holding. First 4 leaves, including engraved frontis and title page are only tenuously attached. Title and dedication page damaged with a uniform swath of the top 3 inches of the two leaves torn away - presumably to remove ownership inscriptions. (16) 483 pp. Boards heavily rubbed at edges with rough abrasion and surface loss alo... View more info

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boetius, of the Consolation of Philosophy. in Five Books; Made English and Illustrated with Notes by Richard Preston

By: Boethius; Anicius Manlius Severinus Boetius; Richard Preston (Trans. & Ed. )

Price: $800.00

Publisher: London, Printed By J. D. for Awnsham and John Churchill, At the Black Swan: 1695

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 26053

Condition: Good

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 246 pages; Soundly bound in contemporary or near contemporary leather. 1st edition of the Preston translation. Recently rebacked in an entirely sympathetic leather treatment. Leather boards with shallow pitting uniformly across the boards, likely a result of the flecking chemical used. Original blank endpages retained; rear pastedown has had an ownership inscription rubbed and watered away with rub through to the board in a dime sized spot; ghost of inscription offset to facing blank. Tea colored damp line halos the front endpages. Short tear in the front margin o... View more info

Intercepted Letters; Or, the Twopenny Post-Bag . to Which Are Added, Trifles Reprinted by Thomas Brown, the Younger

By: Brown, Thomas (Pseud. ) ; [Thomas Moore]

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, J. Carr: 1813

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38095

Condition: Very Good-

12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 111 pages; Printed by C Whittingham. 1st edition. 12mo. Soundly bound in contemporary 1/2 green grained morocco leather and marbled paper boards. [i-v] - xvi; 111 pp. No ads at rear. Half -title present with two blanks at front and rear. Engraved armorial bookplate of Henry Benjamin Archer to front pastedown. Offset toning and foxing from the bookplate o the first several leaves. An old manuscript note to the half-title page - "First edition - Scarce" All edges marbled. Leather lightly shelf rubbed at spine ends and corner tips. Moderate foxing to front a... View more info

Religio Medici. , ... the Fifth Edition, Corrected and Amended. With Notes and Annotations Never before Published, . Also Sir Kenelm Digby's Observations, Now Newly Added

By: Browne, Thomas & [Thomas Keck] & Kenelm Digby

Price: $475.00

Publisher: London, Printed By Tho. Milbourn for Andrew Crook, At the Green Dragon in Pauls-Church-Yard: 1659

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 35806

Condition: Good

8vo 8" - 9" tall; 397 pages; 1659 Printed By Tho. Milbourn for Andrew Crook, At the Green Dragon in Pauls-Church-Yard, London. 5th edition. Lacks extra, engraved title frontis. Otherwise apparently complete. Xvi; 174, [175-184], 185-297; [5], 75, [2] pp. Pages 185-190 misnumbered as 285-290. In period boards with recent rebacking, utitlitarian in quality and design. Paper reinforcement in hinges. Front blan and title browned at edges with shallow chips from edges. Rebacking has resulted in inner margins a little tight; other margins still generoud with no loss of catch words or runnin... View more info

Pioneer Post Cards; The Story of Mailing Cards to 1898 with an Illustrated Checklist of Publishers and Titles

By: Burdick, J. R.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: J. R. Burdick: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40404

Condition: Good+

B&W Illustrations & Reproductions; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 144 pages; 1957 J. R. Burdick (self-published) 1st ed. HC in original pale blue paper covered boards with titles brightly in dark blue to cover; spine unlettered, as issued. Soundly bound and clean; no marks. Several short pressure tears to paper covering at crown of spine have been mended with judicious application of archival japanese paper tape. Illustrated throughout with reproductions of historical cards. G+ View more info