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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

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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

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Reading Railroad Magazine 1944, 1945, 1946, 1951 [32 issues]

By: Gordon, Irwin L. ed.

Price: $422.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Reading Company: 1944

Seller ID: Books009732

Condition: Very Good


29 consecutive* issues from January 1944 [Vol. 8 No. 8] through September 1946 [Vol.10 No. 11] - *lacking 4 issues: September 1944 [Vol. 9 No. 4], December 1944 [Vol. 9 No. 7], April 1945 [Vol. 9 No. 11], April 1946 [Vol. 10 No. 11] AND 3 consecutive issues from March 1951 [Vol. 15 No. 10] through May 1951 [Vol. 15 No. 12]. 32 issues in all. Condition of each issue is very good; staples rusted but holding fine; circular perforation at left for inclusion in a binder. View more info

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Beloved Infidel - the Education of a Woman

By: Graham, Sheilah and Gerold frank

Price: $45.50

Publisher: New York, Bantam: 1959

Seller ID: Books008414

Condition: Very Good


viii, 257 pages plus 2 advert leaves at rear. Stating Bantam Edition published November 1959, with no further printings listed. All edges have publisher's yellow stain. Spine is lightly creased. Light rubbing to extremities, moreso at heel of spine. No inscriptions. View more info

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My Married Life At Hillside

By: Gray, Barry [Robert Barry Coffin]

Price: $58.50

Publisher: New York, Hurd and Houghton: 1866

Seller ID: Books009521

Condition: Very Good


xv, 290 pages. Green cloth bordered in blind with gilt to spine. Engraved title and five plates as called for. Elegant Christmas 1869 gift inscription to front free endpaper. Unobtrusive tideline to upper margin of some leaves, the most pronounced instance is shown in our 5th photo. Binding is sound. View more info

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The Celebrated "Moon Story," Its Origins and Incidents; with a Memoir of the Author, and an Appendix ...

By: Griggs, William N.

Price: $552.50

Publisher: New York, Bunnell and Price: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books010064

Condition: Very Good


143 pages. Black blind stamped cloth with faded gilt to spine. Rubbing to head and foot of spine and a nick to spine an inch up from foot. Title page splitting along gutter but remains attached. Binding is sound; contents clean. Title page contunues: Appendix, Containing, I. An Authentic Description of the Moon; II. A New Theory of the Lunar Surface, in Relation to That of the Earth. View more info

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Grimm's Goblins. Selected from the Household Stories of the Brothers Grimm

By: Grimm Brothers [Jacob, Wilhelm]

Price: $406.25

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields.: 1867

Seller ID: Books009891

Condition: Good


111 pages, and 7 chromolithograph plates after designs by Cruikshank [complete]. Title-page in red and brown. Publisher's cloth bordered in blind, with gilt to front and spine. Spine professionally rebacked, retaining the full title [half inch loss of original panel at head and foot] and original brown slate endpapers. Christmas 1867 gift inscription in pencil to second front endpaper. Some leaves stained/smudged. Uncommon US edition. View more info

Image for Goldsmith's Roman History, for the use of schools. Revised and Corrected, and a Vocabulary of Proper Names Appended; With Prosodial Marks, to Assist in Their Pronunciation

Goldsmith's Roman History, for the use of schools. Revised and Corrected, and a Vocabulary of Proper Names Appended; With Prosodial Marks, to Assist in Their Pronunciation

By: Grimshaw, William

Price: $156.25

Publisher: Philadelphia, John Grigg: 1826

Seller ID: Books011182

Condition: Good


240 pages. Contemporary leather rubbed, and with loss to head of spine. Front hinge split: board nearly detached. Lacks front free endpaper; heavy foxing throughout. View more info

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The Mother's Mission: Sketches from real life

By: Guernsey, Lucy Ellen

Price: $78.00

Publisher: Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Henry Hoyt, William Tomlinson, Geo. Crosby: 1859

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books009513

Condition: Good


330 pages, with frontispiece and five plates tissue guarded. Green pebbled cloth with gilt title to spine now faint. Binding is sound and hinges secure. Tideline to right margin up to page 30, unobtrusive soiling elsewhere. The leaf comprising pages 167-170 was poorly bound in and is detached. View more info

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Haynes Guide to Yellowstone Park Illustrated. A Practical Handbook

By: Guptill, A. B.

Price: $110.50

Publisher: St. Paul, MN, F. Jay Haynes: 1909

Seller ID: Books010079

Condition: Good


144 pages, with folding map at rear. Top edge damp-stained, resulting in wave and, at some point, small areas of pages being lightly stuck together. All leaves are now separate, with some showing abrasion from having been stuck to the adjacent leaf. This is along the upper margin, relatively unobtrusive, and does not affect any text. In one instance (lower centre page 19/20) there is a 1 inch closed tear running through text. Binding is sound. Profusely illustrated with ... View more info

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Shipbuilding Talk. A Glossary of Shipbuilding Terms

By: Hajoca Corporation

Price: $43.75

Publisher: Philadelphia, Hajoca Corporation:

Seller ID: Books010531

Condition: Very Good


48 page booklet with Hajoka adverts throughout. Undated, but WW2-era as reference is made to keeping "the sea lanes safe" with their mine sweepers. Light soiling to title page. View more info

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The Three Baskets or, How Henry, Richard and Charles were occupied while Papa was away

By: Hale, Mrs. S. J. [Editor]

Price: $162.50

Publisher: New York, Edward Dunigan:

Seller ID: Books009538

Condition: Very Good


5.5 x 4.5 inches. 62 pages. Charming mid-century children's book with seven hand-colored plates and a colored title page. No stated date of issue, c. 1850. Covers tanned and stained; tears to front cover along the hinge; foxing throughout. Title still visible on spine. Old inscription to front endpaper: "Sarah Hellen's [?] book. Received as a premium, at Salem Sabbath School for reciting 115 verses of scripture without missing a word". View more info

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Hannibal Hoops. A Slave Boy's Quest for Freedom In a Time of Revolution

By: Haliburton, Gordon M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Winnepeg, Manitoba, Word Alive Press: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: Books008971

Condition: Very Good


ix, 297pp. Signed by author to title page, else as new. View more info

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Daughter of the Elm. A Tale of Western Virginia Before the War

By: Hall, Granville Davison

Price: $253.50

Publisher: Chicago, Mayer & Miller: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Books009731

Condition: Very Good


326 pages. Green cloth bordered in blind, with gilt to front and spine. Very light rubbing to extremities only. Top edge faded and a touch dusty. Gilt remains bright. Publisher's decorative endpapers - brittle at front gutter but binding fully secure. 1906 Western Union Telegraph Office notification laid in between pages 206 and 207 causing faint offsetting. An excellent example of the first edition. View more info

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The Sabbath School Songster : being the latest collection of juvenile hymns, melodies, and sacred songs, for Sabbath schools generally

By: Hanby, William [compiler]

Price: $281.25

Publisher: Circleville, OH, 1842

Seller ID: Books010443

Condition: Very Good


72 pages. No printer noted. measures 4.3 x 2.9 inches. Leather spine, plain paper over boards. Leaves toned and foxed. Binding is sound. Loss to second blank free endpaper at rear. [August 2017: OCLC notes no copies this early.] View more info