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The Country Dyer's Assistant

By: Ellis, Asa Jr.

Price: $531.25

Publisher: Brookfield, MA, E. Merriam & Co.: 1798

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books011565

Condition: Fair


viii, [9]-139, [4]. Full leather. Front and rear free endpaper and errata present. Binding sound but: LACKING two leaves [pp. 65-8], repair to final 4 leaves of text, final leaf of Index with loss. Contemporary ownership inscriptions front and rear; leaves toned and spotted; occasional ink (or dye) splash - in one instance [p. 96] obscuring text. Please consult photos. The first book on dying printed in North America. View more info

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Manual of Agriculture for the School, the Farm, and the Fireside

By: Emerson, George B. and Charles L. Flint

Price: $181.25

Publisher: Boston, Swan, Brewer & Tileston: 1862

Seller ID: Books010600

Condition: Very Good


vi, 306 pages. Brown cloth stamped in blind with gilt to front; spine faded and (likely silverfish) chipped. Binding is sound. Owner's signature to front free endpaper dated 1862. 3 pencil lines to margin of Preface; thereafter unmarked, and suspiciously clean considering the subject matter. View more info

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Emerson's Vocal Method

By: Emerson, L. O.

Price: $93.75

Publisher: Boston, Oliver Ditson & Company: 1879

Seller ID: Books011313

Condition: Good


144 pages. Paper on boards chipped and stained. Lacking front and rear free endpapers. Hinges slack; textblock binding is sound. View more info

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Illustrated History of the United States Mint With a Complete Description of American Coinage, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

By: Evans, George

Price: $58.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, George G. Evans: 1886

Seller ID: Books009064

Condition: Good


vii, 162 pages, plus plates, as well as adverts at rear. New Revised Edition. Profusely illustrated. Maroon cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Binding sound and hinges sturdy. No inscriptions. Extremities rubbed; endpapers a touch grubby; offsetting to pages 118/9 from inserted flower (?); overall presentable. View more info

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American Photographs

By: Evans, Walker

Price: $1,293.50

Publisher: New York, Museum of Modern Art: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010060

Condition: Very Good


198 pages. Light soiling to jacket chipped at extremities; cloth rubbed at heel of spine. Top edge a touch dusty; interior clean and free of inscriptions. Errata slip tipped in; limitation page present at rear. One of 5000 copies printed. A presentable example; jacket now housed in a removable archival sleeve. View more info

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Walker Evans. Photographs for the Farm Security Administration 1935-1938. A Catalog of Photographic Prints Available from the Farm Security Administration Collection in the Library of Congress

By: Evans, Walker; Jerald C. Maddox intro.

Price: $162.50

Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books009399

ISBN: 0306700998

Condition: Very Good


xiv, plus (unpaginated) selected photographs, and catalog of 488 photographs. Introduction by Jerald C. Maddox. A very well preserved example, clean and unmarked. View more info

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Complete Story of the Collinwood School Disaster and How Such Horrors Can Be Prevented

By: Everett, Marshall

Price: $260.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, N.G. Hamilton: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books008199

Condition: Good


320 pages. Cloth rubbed at tips and head and foot of spine. Gilt titles once on spine now entirely worn away. Unsophisticated and effective front hinge repair; slight wobble to rear board; binding is secure. Frontispiece is split halfway down but remains well attached. Interior is clean and unmarked. Many photo plates and personal account of this disaster. View more info

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Pan-American Exposition Calendar for November and December 1900

By: F.C. Howlett & Co. Rubber Goods, Buffalo N.Y.

Price: $71.50

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Niagara Lith. Co.: 1900

Seller ID: Books009476

Condition: Very Good


A splendid calendar for November and December 1900, compliments of F.C. Howlett & Co. Rubber Goods, Buffalo N.Y. In anticipation of the Pan-American Exposition, 1901, Buffalo, NY. 6 x 3.25 inches. Original mounting hole at top. "Niagara Lith. Co. Buffalo N.Y." to lower right. View more info

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History Of The Descendants Of John Whitman Of Weymouth, Mass

By: Farnam, Charles H.

Price: $406.25

Publisher: New Haven, Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor: 1889

Seller ID: Books011342

Condition: Very Good


xv, 1246 pages. Original dark burgundy cloth with gilt titles to spine, green floral endpapers. Frontispiece of family crest in colour with tissue guard. Binding is sound. First blank endpaper has a list of previous owners of this volume. A large book - please inquire for overseas shipping rates. View more info

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Commemorative Exercises of the First Church of Christ in Hartford at its Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary, October 11 and 12, 1883

By: First Church of Hartford

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Hartford, Conn., Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books009384

Condition: Very Good


215pp. spotting to spine cloth View more info

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Fishermen of the Atlantic. 1916

By: Fishing Masters' Association

Price: $312.50

Publisher: Boston, Mass., Fishing Masters' Association, Inc.: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010479

Condition: Fair


176pp. three inch water stain affecting boards at top of spine, front and rear boards becoming loose, text block intact and clean. "A manual of information, issued annually, containing the only complete list of fishing vessels of Boston, Gloucester, Provincetown, Chatham, New Bedford, Portland, ME., Providence, R.I., Newport, R.I., Stonington, Conn., The New England Coast, New York, Pensacola, Florida, Galveston, Texas, and Nova Scotia Ports." View more info

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A Treatise on Keeping the Heart. Selected from the Works of the Rev. John Flavel. The Style Adapted to the Present State of Improvement

By: Flavel, John

Price: $93.75

Publisher: Boston, Nathaniel Willis: 1813

Seller ID: Books010751

Condition: Fair


214 pages. Full leather with much worming. Rear board detached, front joint long ago sewn with success. Name plate of Nathan Webster to front board and his stamp to front free endpaper (detached). Signature of one Thankful Ober to half title, title page, and rear free endpaper. Lower corner of final 10 leaves wormed, with a few letters on 2 leaves affected. View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

By: Franklin, Benjamin; William Macdonald

Price: $118.75

Publisher: London / New York, J.M. Dent & Co. / E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1905

Seller ID: Books011489

Condition: Very Good


xxiv, 314 pages and three illustrations. Edited, with a bibliographical preface and an historical account of Franklin's later life, by William Macdonald. Temple Autobiographies series. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Foxing to endpapers; former owner's signature stamp and book number to front free endpaper. Contents clean; binding sound. View more info

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Thomas Jefferson Architect and Builder

By: Frary, I. T.

Price: $143.00

Publisher: Richmond, Garrett and Massie: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books009269

Condition: Very Good


xv, 139 pages. First printing. Light scuffing to crown and heel of spine and tips of jacket. Interior is clean and unmarked; binding sound and hinges secure. A remarkably well preserved example. View more info

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Forget me not; A Christmas and New Year's present for MDCCCXXVIII.[In publisher's sleeve. 1828]

By: Frederic Shoberl ed.

Price: $181.25

Publisher: London / Philadelphia, R. Ackermann / Carey, Lea, and Carey: 1827

Seller ID: Books011324

Condition: Good


x, 418, 4 pages plus plates. Lacking three of the engraved plates. Publisher's slipcase in very good condition. Book is good only: lacks spine panel, and lacks 3 plates, with a leaf of text detached where the plate should be. Both hinges slack. Embossed gift/dedication leaf present, with signature. View more info

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The Damnation of Theron Ware [Illumination]

By: Frederic, Harold

Price: $97.50

Publisher: Chicago, Stone & Kimball: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books009140

Condition: Very Good


512 pages. First impression. Light foxing to endpapers and first few and final few leaves of text. Light staining to a few leaves but generally clean. Top edge gilded, other edges untrimmed. Binding is sound. A pleasing example. View more info

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Skid Puffer - A Tale of the Kankakee Swamp

By: French, Francis F.

Price: $52.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Company: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books008569

Condition: Very Good


ix, 382 pages, plus 6 pages of catalogue at rear. Brown cloth with decoration in blue and yellow (some of title rubbed off]. Faint former owner's signature in pencil to front endpaper and slight abrasion there as well. Closed tear of 2 inches at foot of title page near gutter. Clean interior; binding sound. Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown: Johnson's Bookstore, Springfield. View more info

Image for The American Coast Pilot; containing the Courses and Distances between the Principal Harbours, capes and headlands, from Passamaquoddy through the Gulph of Florida, with directions for sailing into the same....

The American Coast Pilot; containing the Courses and Distances between the Principal Harbours, capes and headlands, from Passamaquoddy through the Gulph of Florida, with directions for sailing into the same....

By: Furlong, Capt. Lawrence

Price: $1,437.50

Publisher: Newburyport, MA, Edmund M. Blunt: 1800

Edition: Third edition

Seller ID: Books011178

Condition: Very Good


xvi, [1], 18-251 pages, and five pages of ads at rear. Sympathetic modern rebind in full leather with titles in gilt on spine label; original endpapers retained. Toning and minor soiling to leaves; light tideline to many leaves; overall very good in sound binding. On the final leaf the Thomas Cushing ad is dated November, and on verso the Biggs ad is dated Sept. 18, 1880. 1821 inscription to rear free endpaper. View more info

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Life In College

By: Gauss, Christian

Price: $123.50

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books008206

Condition: Good


xv, 272 pages. Green cloth (and especially spine) sunned. Binding sound and hinges secure. Light foxing to endpapers. Ownership signature in pencil to front endpaper (a Princeton grad). Very light pencil scoring to a few pages. An occasional unobtrusive tawny spot but generally a tidy interior save for pages 108/9 that show offsetting from a Scribner's advertising bookmark. View more info

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My Four Years in Germany

By: Gerard, James W.

Price: $68.75

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland, Goodchild & Stewart: 1917

Seller ID: Books010494

Condition: Very Good


448 pages, plus plates. Jacket toned, stained, and with shallow chipping along top edge. Textblock edges foxed; occasional light foxing within. No inscriptions; sound binding. Jacket is now in a removable archival sleeve. View more info