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Golden Thoughts from the Best Writers

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, DeWolfe, Fiske & Co.: 1910

Edition: Unknown Edition.

Seller ID: 1009


128pp. Unknown Edition. Original full leather yap binding with leather title label on the front cover, elaborate decorative art nouveau design stamped in blind, linen endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated with six chromolithographs. Some chipping to the edges of the binding. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

Orations of American Orators: Including Biographical and Critical Sketches

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, The Colonial Press: 1900

Seller ID: 1241


Two volumes, complete. Bound in original half leather over marbled boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated. Includes speeches from Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Rufus Choate, W.H. Seward, William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley and many others. Corners bumped and rubbed through. The leather to volume one is un... View more info

Christian's Mistake

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blackett:

Seller ID: 1500


320pp. Marbled endpapers. Marbled boards. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard. Corners rubbed through, spine ends worn. Ownership inscription on the title page. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Die Bibel

By: N/A

Price: $395.00

Publisher: London, Gebrucht Auf Rosten Der Grozbritanischen Und Uuslandischen Bibel Gesellichate: 1839

Seller ID: 003698


995pp. + 328pp. Dutch language. Full leather with elaborate blind stamping. Bound by the British bookbinder, "Watkins" with her binding ticket on the front pastedown. The binder is Louisa Watkins, who used an engine-turned die to create the ornate blindstamping on the boards. According to Maggs' Brothers "Bookbinding in the British Isles, Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries, Part I", this die was turned upon the Rose Engine. It was first used by Congreve... View more info

The Poetical Works of Wordsworth with Introduction and Notes

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1951

Seller ID: 004365


779pp. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Bound in blue quarter leather with five faux raised bands, six gilt stamped compartments, and a red leather spine label. Edited by Thomas Huchinson. Revised by Ernest de Selincourt. The blue cloth is spotted. Housed in the original slipcase which is rubbed at the joints and is starting to split at one joint. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall View more info

The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Porter & Coates:

Seller ID: 008256


283pp. Illustrated. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Pencil ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. The binding is quite bright and clean. Great satire. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Good Company for Every Day of the Year

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood: 1881

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 008974


329pp. Frontispiece portrait of John G. Whittier. Contemporary full leather with five raised bands, spine lettering stamped in gilt, blindstamped borders to the boards, nice gilt dentelle edges, all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with portaits of the authors with tissue guards. Material from Whittier, Lowell, Milton, Goethe, Dante, Southey, Tennyson, Blake, Emerson, Hawthorne, Longfellow, and Iriving. Includes a piece called "The Mormon's Wife" by Ros... View more info

Fair Thoughts and Happy Hours Attend on You: A Shakespeare Calendar for 1906

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Nister: 1906

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009073


Unpaginated (20pp.). Original cream colored boards decoratively stamped in red, blue and gilt. Boards soiled and stained. The text is clean and bright. Nice color chromolithography with an illuminated style. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

Representative Poems of Living Poets American and English Selected By the Poets Themselves

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Cassell & Co.: 1886

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009201


683pp. Illustrated. Bound in original light green beveled cloth stamped in light blue, black and gilt, all edges gilt. Patterned endpapers. Introduction by George Parsons Lathrop. Bottom corners bumped and rubbed but not rubbed through. Some spotting to the verso of the boards along the edges. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Authorized King James Version

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, Collins Clear-Type Press: 1958

Seller ID: 011108


800pp. + 247pp. + 8pp. harmony of the gospels + 4pp. color maps. Bound in an interesting mother of pearl binding inlaid with many rectangular pieces and decorative center pieces on both boards (sand dollar on the front and crosses on the back). Leather backstrip with lettering stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Illustrated with color photographic scenes of the Holy Land. "Jerusalem" printed on the spine indicating that this was probably bought at a tourist shop in ... View more info

Sights and Scenes in England and Wales

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co.:

Seller ID: 015947


Varied pagination. Original beveled burgundy boards stamped in black and gilt, all edges gilt. Illustrated. Salesman sample book with a pretty cloth sample backstrip on the front pastedown. Offsetting to the front free endpaper from the same. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Spine ends rubbed. A few stray small stains to the same. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Lane & Scott: 1851

Edition: Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 016231


752pp. + 48pp. supplement. Bound in contemporary full crushed morocco with elaborate gilt stamping to the spine and boards, all edges gilt. Foxed. Faint pencil inscription on the front free endpaper. Corners bumped. Extremities rubbed but not rubbed through. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Church Harmonies: A Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Use of Congregations

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, Universalist Publishing House: 1887

Seller ID: 016326


340pp. Contemporary full burgundy leather (crushed morocco) with five semi-raised bands on the spine. The boards are bordered with blind stamped rule and the edges of the boards on the verso are edged in gilt dentelle. All edges gilt. 1005 hymns and 40 Scripture readings. Three corners bumped and rubbed through. Spine rubbed but not rubbed through. A few stray scuff marks to the back board. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Christian Armor with Illustrative Selections in Prose and Poetry

By: N/A

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, American Tract Society: 1865

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021759


156pp. 1st Edition. Original burgundy beveled boards with lettering and decoration stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Nice color chromolithographed engraved title page by "Peirce" (in blue, red, pink and gilt with a yellow tint). Illustrated with engravings by "Rudd." In addition to selections from authors and poets there are also contributions from theological writers. One signature was formerly loose in the binding but has been reattached with archi... View more info

The Pictorial New Testament with Notes By the Abbotts

By: Abbott, Rev. John S.C., Rev. Jacob & Rev. Lyman

Price: $120.00

Publisher: NY, H.S. Goodspeed & Co.: 1881

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 1507


969pp. + 4pp. ads. Full leather, beveled edges, elaborately stamped in blind and gilt, all edges marbled. Silk ribbon book mark sewn in. Profusely illustrated. Extremities rubbed but not rubbed through. An exceptionally bright and clean copy. Nearly as fresh as when it left the binder's hand. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Education of Henry Adams

By: Adams, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: Limited Edition.

Seller ID: 011813


530pp. Full leather, nicely stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Three raised bands. Silked endpapers. No statement of limitation, as issued. Includes the 22pp. illustrated "Notes from the Editors" booklet (stapled wraps). Corners gently bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Truths and Fancies from Fairy Land; or, Fairy Stories with a Purpose

By: Adams, William Henry Davenport

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson & Sons:

Seller ID: 018872


128pp. Original beveled mauve cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Illustrated. Corners bumped. Mouse nibbling to the top corner on the front board. Foxing to the prelims. Traces of mottling to the boards. Occasional dampstain to the text in the margins. Signed reward of merit to the front pastedown. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

The Spell of England

By: Addison, Julia de Wolf

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, L.C. Page & Co.: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 021733


Folding map + 433pp. 1st Edition. Original green decorative cloth stamped in gilt with blue background (cathedral motif), top edge gilt. Pictorial endpapers. Illustrated. A nice publisher's binding. Bottom corners gently bumped. Ownership inscription to the first blank prelim. A beautiful copy. View more info

The Choir Invisible

By: Allen, James Lane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1898

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 008550


361pp. + 1pp. ad. This is a nice example of a publisher's binding. The binding is not signed with a monogram so I am not sure who designed this. Original blue cloth stamped in burnt orange and gilt, top edge gilt. Corners gently bumped and rubbed (not rubbed through). Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Poems of Wordsworth

By: Arnold, Matthew (ed.)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Thomas Y. Crowell: 1892

Seller ID: 018723


319pp. Frontispiece engraving. Original silked floral pattern paper over white boards which are elaborately stamped in gilt. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Spine darkened. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info