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Image for The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook

The Virginia Housewife: or, Methodical Cook

By: Randolph, Mary

Price: $368.75

Publisher: Philadelphia, E.H. Butler & Co.: 1856

Seller ID: Books011970

Condition: Very Good


180 pages and 12 pages of ads at rear. Rebound to style with speckled calf spine, combed marbled boards, rolled headbands; titled directly on spine; blind lines on spine and boards. New endpapers front and rear, retaining original front endpaper (mended). Binding sound, with occasional soil throughout. View more info

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The Heavenly Vision or, The Story of My Life. An Autobiography

By: Rediger, B. E. [Benjamin E.]

Price: $156.25

Publisher: Berne, IN, Economy Printing: 1930

Seller ID: Books011657

Condition: Very Good


173 pages. Illustrated with photographs. Original edition in dark green cloth with titles in black to front. Light wear to extremities; North American Home Mission stamped to endpapers. No stated date of issue; circa 1930 as the author died in 1931 - this edition does not have the concluding chapter regarding the illness, death and burial of Rev. Rediger compiled by his wife. View more info

Image for Voyage of the United States Frigate Potomac, under the Command of Commodore John Downes, during the Circumnavigation of the Globe, in the years 1831, 1832, 1833, and 1834.

Voyage of the United States Frigate Potomac, under the Command of Commodore John Downes, during the Circumnavigation of the Globe, in the years 1831, 1832, 1833, and 1834.

By: Reynolds,

Price: $656.25

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1835

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010640

Condition: Very Good


x, [i-xi], 12-560, 30 pages, with folding frontispiece, 8 plates 4 of which are folding, and one large map. professional repair to spine; 2 inch closed split along fold of one plate. Foxing throughout. Binding is sound. View more info

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Meet the Amish. A Pictorial Study of the Amish People

By: Rice, Charles S. & John B. Shenk

Price: $58.50

Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J., Rutgers University Press: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller ID: Books010180

Condition: Very Good


21pp. (introductory chapter), (94pp) black and white photographs, signed by both authors with a warm inscription to the previous owners by John Schenk, spine titles dulled View more info

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Our Island Lighthouse [inscribed]

By: Richmond, Bernice

Price: $106.25

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books011991

Condition: Very Good


275 pages. Warm inscription from the author on first leaf (and below that a stamp) else unmarked. Binding is sound. View more info

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The African Servant. An Authentic Narrative

By: Richmond, Rev. Legh

Price: $156.25

Publisher: New York, American Tract Society: 1830

Seller ID: Books011533

Condition: Very Good


16 pages. No stated date of issue, but between 1827-1832 [144 Nassau St.]. Outer corners curled; light foxing. View more info

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Fighting the Flying Circus [signed]

By: Rickenbacker, Capt. Edward V.

Price: $243.75

Publisher: New York, Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: Books011918

Condition: Good


viii, [4], 371 pages. Signed by the author on front free endpaper "Most sincerely...". Spine panel gone long ago with thick burgundy tape overlay that obscures some of the pictorial covers. A rather unsightly, albeit successful, repair. Otherwise very good: sound binding and clean interior. View more info

Image for A Round Robin to the Junior Auxiliary. Stories from the Mission Fields. Destchewa; Angelique; Beginnings of the Church in California; Aunt Sally; Indian Missions; Japan; Our Mission in Alaska; Missions to Colored People in the South; Haiti; ... &c.

A Round Robin to the Junior Auxiliary. Stories from the Mission Fields. Destchewa; Angelique; Beginnings of the Church in California; Aunt Sally; Indian Missions; Japan; Our Mission in Alaska; Missions to Colored People in the South; Haiti; ... &c.

By: Roberts, John; Amelia Ives; William Nichols; Mrs. Buford; R.W.B. Elliot; A. Cleveland Coxe; Anthon T. Gesner; Ethelbert Talbot; Hugh Burleson; Elliston Perot; A. Mc. D. Gardiner; John Chapman; Edmund Joyner

Price: $1,202.50

Publisher: Hartford, Connecticut, Junior Auxiliary Publishing Company:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books009867

Condition: Very Good


A collection of fifteen booklets bound together in a single volume by Hartford book binder W.H. Talcott & Bro. in an attractive half cloth and marbled boards binding. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Original wraps not included in this binding; each retains original frontispiece. Previous owner's name and binder's ticket to feps. All except two of the publications are from the "Round Robin to the Junior Auxiliary" series. One is from the "Soldier and Servant" series. All are undated and appear to have been published in the mid 1890s. The collection includes the follow... View more info

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Things Used To Be Different [in fine binding]

By: Robinson, Alonzo Clark

Price: $156.25

Publisher: New York, Toronto, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010731

Condition: Very Good


274 pages. Bound in full leather with vertical gilt rules; title along indented rectangle to front. Top edge gilt; decorative endpapers. Spine sunned. Binding signed along rear lower dentelle, but unclear: Warren Adams [?]. Anecdotes from Yale in the 1890s through Paris before WW1. View more info

Image for Hot Corn: Life Scenes in New York Illustrated. Including the Story of Little Katy, Madalina, the Rag-Picker's Daughter, Wild Maggie, &c

Hot Corn: Life Scenes in New York Illustrated. Including the Story of Little Katy, Madalina, the Rag-Picker's Daughter, Wild Maggie, &c

By: Robinson, Solon

Price: $156.25

Publisher: New York, De Witt and Davenport: 1854

Seller ID: Books011189

Condition: Good


408 pages, and 7 plates. Fifteenth Thousand. Publisher's cloth considerably rubbed. Lacks front free endpapers: first leaf is the pictorial half-title. Sept. 1854 ownership inscription to title page; more recent bookplate to front pastedown. One signature loose; leaves unevenly toned; some marginal staining; some pencil marginalia. View more info

Image for America's Black and White Book. One Hundred Pictured Reasons Why We Are At War [in jacket, with newspaper ephemera]

America's Black and White Book. One Hundred Pictured Reasons Why We Are At War [in jacket, with newspaper ephemera]

By: Rogers, W. A.

Price: $218.75

Publisher: New York, Cupples & Leon / New York Herald: 1917

Seller ID: Books009514

Condition: Very Good


100 leaves of images printed recto with description on facing verso. Jacket rubbed, soiled, chipped at extremities and with a 1.5 inch closed tear at center bottom of rear panel. Offsetting to front endpapers from laid in newspaper clippings of seven more Rogers war cartoons and "All the Kaiser Wants!" by Robert Carter. Unobtrusive moisture wave to lowest inch of textblock. View more info

Image for Christliches Gemuthes Gesprach Von Dem Geistlichen Und Seligmachenden Glauben, Und Erkantniss Der Wahrheit So Zu Der Gottseligkeit Fuhret in Der Hoffnung Des Ewigen Lebens, Tit. I, V. I.: In Frag Und Antwort Fur Die Ankommende Jugend...

Christliches Gemuthes Gesprach Von Dem Geistlichen Und Seligmachenden Glauben, Und Erkantniss Der Wahrheit So Zu Der Gottseligkeit Fuhret in Der Hoffnung Des Ewigen Lebens, Tit. I, V. I.: In Frag Und Antwort Fur Die Ankommende Jugend...

By: Roosen, Gerhard

Price: $93.75

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Johann Bar: 1836

Seller ID: Books010505

Condition: Good


256 pages. Leather scuffed and chipped; unsophisticated clasp present and holding. Front pastedown deteriorated at left. Dampstain to first few leaves particularly, and moderately throughout. Binding is sound, with two free endpapers at front and rear.. View more info

Image for Progressive Principles : selections from addresses made during the presidential campaign of 1912. (including the Progressive National platform)

Progressive Principles : selections from addresses made during the presidential campaign of 1912. (including the Progressive National platform)

By: Roosevelt, Theodore; Elmer H. Youngman ed.

Price: $240.50

Publisher: New York / London, Progressive National Service / Effingham Wilson: 1913

Seller ID: Books009842

Condition: Very Good


ix, 330, [1] pages. Brown cloth, with black titles on darker spine. Textblock edges dusty, endpapers foxed. Binding sound. View more info

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Mammy's White Folks

By: Sampson, Emma Speed

Price: $78.00

Publisher: Chicago, Reilly & Lee: 1920

Seller ID: Books008275

Condition: Very Good


336 pages. Shallow chips to head and tail of jacket spine and tips, with spine sunned. Jacket now in removeable protective sleeve. Third printing, March 1920. Gift inscription to front endpaper dated 1920. The interior is otherwise free of inscriptions and markings. Binding and hinges sound; boards remarkably fresh. Photographic frontispiece. View more info

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Tamaris [w/ Caroline Sturgis Tappan bookplate]

By: Sand, George

Price: $218.75

Publisher: Paris, Michel Levy Freres: 1867

Edition: Troisieme edition

Seller ID: Books011945

Condition: Very Good


311 pages. Text in French. A pleasing example in a tidy binding, with small bookplate of American transcendentalist poet Caroline Sturgis Tappan to front pastedown. View more info

Image for The American Fruit Garden Companion. Being a Practical Treatise on the Propagation and Culture of Fruit, adapted to the Northern and Middle States

The American Fruit Garden Companion. Being a Practical Treatise on the Propagation and Culture of Fruit, adapted to the Northern and Middle States

By: Sayers, E. [Edward]

Price: $214.50

Publisher: Boston:, Weeks, Jordan and Company: 1839

Seller ID: Books009549

Condition: Very Good


174, 2 pages, and, facing title page: advert for Treatise on Swine etc. 6.8 x 4.5 in. [Entered Congress 1838, but I believe this is the first printing]. Spine darkened and chipped at head, with GARDING (sic) penned upon it. Dot of old ink to fore-edge. Provident Book Store [Lancaster] stamp to ffep. Endpapers considerably foxed; occasional foxing within, but not much and not heavy. Binding sound, hinges secure. No inscriptions. View more info

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Shane

By: Schaefer, Jack

Price: $58.50

Publisher: Boston / Cambridge, Houghton Mifflin / Riverside Press: 1954

Seller ID: Books009418

Condition: Very Good


214 pages. Jacket with shallow chips, creases, rubbing and indecorous though not obtrusive cellotape repairs to recto; front flap with $3.25 price; rear flap with photo of author. Interior is clean and unmarked; binding is sound. No date on title page, copyright dates of 1949 and 1954 with no indication of printing or issue date. View more info

Image for Schmid's Tales [15 stories in five volumes]: Angelica, Water Pitcher, Canary Bird; Best Inheritance, Red and White Roses, Forget Me Not; Anselmo, Cherries, Melon; Carrier Pigeon, Madonna, Cakes; Rose Bush, Dumb Girl, Daisy.

Schmid's Tales [15 stories in five volumes]: Angelica, Water Pitcher, Canary Bird; Best Inheritance, Red and White Roses, Forget Me Not; Anselmo, Cherries, Melon; Carrier Pigeon, Madonna, Cakes; Rose Bush, Dumb Girl, Daisy.

By: Schmid, Christopher von [Christoph]

Price: $431.25

Publisher: New York, P. J. Kenedy / Excelsior Catholic Publishing House: 1849

Seller ID: Books011645

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth bordered in blind with gilt to front and spine. Five volumes, with three stories in each. Dunigans Popular Library of Instruction and Amusement; illustrated throughout by J.G. Chapman. Title pages and pagination for each story. Stories range in length from 30 to 70 pages. Extremities lightly rubbed, with small chip off near head of spine of one volume; old ownership signature to first front free endpaper; one volume lacking the first front free endpaper. Bindings are sound. P.J. Kenedy ads at rear of each volume, in which is listed Schmid's Exquisite Tales in six volumes. offered h... View more info

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A.L. Scovill & Co.'s Farmers' and Mechanics' Almanac 1873

By: Scovill, A. L.

Price: $39.00

Publisher: New York and Cincinnati, The Independent: 1872

Seller ID: Books009465

Condition: Very Good


8.25 x 5.25 inches. 40 pages including covers. Dampstain to front and rear covers with slight seepage to facing page. Binding sound. Month-by-month almanac and much text touting various cures and potions, eg: Wm. Hall's Balsam for the Lungs, Blood and Liver Sirup, Dr. Mott's Vegetable Liver Pills, Dr. Baker's Pain Panacea, Dr. Bennett's Bronchial Tablets, The Circassian Hair Oil and Restorative, Indian Vegetable Toothache Anodyne, Dr. Bennett's Worm Lozenges, &c. View more info

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Discourses on Several Subjects. Volume 2

By: Seabury, Samuel

Price: $206.25

Publisher: Hudson, William E. Norman: 1815

Seller ID: Books011890

Condition: Very Good


viii, [9]-300 pages. Volume 2 of two (only). Leather chipped at head and foot of spine. Original binding sound, with two blanks at front and at rear; leaves heavily toned. 1829 gift inscription on second front free endpaper. View more info