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A History of the Nineteenth Century Year By Year. Volume Three. [1857-1900]

By: Emerson, Edwin, Jr.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, P.F. Collier and Son., 1902


8vo. 1924 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Maroon cloth, gilt lettering on spine. Light cloth wear to spine edges, corners and board edges. Hinges sound. 1/2 inch edge tear to margin of color frontis plate of the entry of the Allies into Peking. Copyright 1900 with no additional printings stated. This volume includes six additional color plates, fourteen black/white plates and one colored fold-out map "The Geographical Divisions of the World in 1901" withi... View more info

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An Outline History of Greece

By: Vincent, John H. And James R. Joy

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Chatauqua Press, C.L.S.C. Department, 1888

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


204 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine, gilt and black C.L.S.C. medallion to front board. Light rubbing to edges and corners, smudge to cloth at upper left corner near decoration, binding sound, endpapers and text clean throughout. Two small ink marks encircle two letters of author name on title page. Illustrated with maps, charts and vignettes of ancient coins, portraits and icons. Prefatory Note and Introduction are followed by twen... View more info

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Comes One With a Song

By: Stanton, Frank L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana, Bowen-Merrill Company, 1899

Edition: First Edition.


12mo. 200 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Light blue decorated cloth with light fading to spine, corner bumps. Uncut fore and bottom edges, top edge gilt. Gilt decorative lettering and illustration on front cover and spine. Cover embossed with gold winged harp. Paper over rear hinge starting, underlying binding remains sound. Owner name on front endpaper. Poetry collection.#269. View more info

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Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series)

By: Emerson, R.W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay, 1893

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated.


sm 8vo. 307 pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, minimal shelfwear consisting of light rubbing to cloth at extremities. Owner name on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Gilt lettering to spine and top edge gilt. Contents include eight essays and a lecture: The Poet, Experience, Character, Manners, Gifts, Nature, Politics, Nominalist and Realist, New England Reformers-Lecture at Amory Hall. #1318. View more info

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Miriam and Other Poems

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf.

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Boston, Fields, Osgood & Co., 1871

Edition: First Edition


106 pgs. Very Good green cloth hardcover, beveled boards, gilt lettering and decoration to front and spine, brown endpapers. Rubbing to cloth at corners, spine ends frayed, otherwise clean and sound. Illustrated with engravings on frontis and smaller vignettes on title page and at "Miriam". A small pressed fern leaf leaf, still present, leaves a ghostly impression on pgs. 88,89 at the start of the poem "A Spiritual Manifestation". Contents: Dedication ver... View more info

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Music and Other Poems

By: Van Dyke, Henry.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Charles Scribners Sons, 1905

Edition: Second Edition, Revised and Augmented.


12mo. viii.116 pgs. Good condition hardcover. Green silk cloth with gilt lettering and decorative to front cover and spine. Spine and edges of cloth are sun-faded, light general shelf wear. Front free endpaper absent, occasional tick marks in margins and creasing to top corners of pages. Copyright page October 1904 with 1905 on title page. Contents: Odes: Music, Peaxe, Victor Hugo, God of the Open Air; Sonnets: Work, Life, Love, The Child in the Garden, Love's Reason, ... View more info

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On the Cross. A Romance of the Passion Play at Oberammergau (1902).

By: Von Hillern, Wilhelmine and Safford, M.J.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Drexel Biddle., 1902

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


12mo. xiv. 442 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover. Brown cloth with attractive green, black and gilt decoration on front and spine. Light edge wear and light foxing to endpapers. Illustrated frontis. Text clean and sound throughout. Original unrevised version of this Gospel-based drama, much criticized for its potential anti-Judaic interpretation. #340. View more info

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Over the Teacups

By: Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1891


8vo. 319 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover in dark green cloth, beveled boards, with matching endpapers. General wear to cloth with rubbing at edges and corners. Gilt decorative and lettering, top edge gilt, binding tight. Frontis "portrait" of author's teapot as explained in text. Owner name on front blank with second front blank page removed. Text clean and unmarked. A patchwork quilt of conversations held "over the teacups". #2078. View more info

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Palamon and Arcite or the Knight's Tale from Chaucer.

By: Dryden, John. Edited By May Estelle Cook.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Chicago and New York, Scott, Foresman & Co. [The Lake English Classics], 1898

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


173pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, The Lake English Classis Series. Very faint rubbing to spine edges and corners, slight darkening of cloth to spine. Scant remnant of a previous owner's bookplate (art deco style?) on front endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked. Contents: Preface; Introduction: Chaucer, Dryden, The Story of Palamon and Arcite, Dryden's Style, Dryden's Estimate of Chaucer, Suggestions to Teachers, Bibliography; Text [with footnotes]; Notes... View more info

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Photogravures of Nineteen Pictures in the Louvre

By: Unknown

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Place Not Indicated., Not Stated,

Edition: Not Dated.


Unpaginated. [circa pre-1906] Very Good condition navy blue cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front cover, boards affixed with vintage 3-hole binding technique. Light rubbing to corners. Clean and unmarked but for gift inscription on front blank dated Dec. 21st, 1906. One plate has a one inch closed marginal tear and crinkled corner, image not affected. Nineteen photogravures from artwork displayed in the Louvre, each attributed to "Ed.Hautecoeur, Photo". Conte... View more info

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Prescription Formula for Eye Wash, Rx [Vintage Ephemera]

By: Thomas Dixon, Thomas Lamb

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York,


Very Good condition vintage oculist's hand written prescription for an eye wash formula, with pharmacist's envelope in which it had been folded, undated, circa early twentieth century. Oculist is Thomas Dixon, M.D. in the Arbuckle Building, 367 to 373 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY. Pharmacist is Thomas Lamb, 84 Livingston St. Brooklyn NY. #2444. View more info

Image for Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition]

Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition]

By: Hazlitt, William

Price: $293.00

Publisher: London, Wm. C. Hall, 1824

Edition: First Edition, Suppressed


xv. 822 pgs. Good+ condition hardcover, marbled boards, leather spine and corners. This is the very scarce suppressed first edition, withdrawn from distribution after copyright issues arose concerning some of the still-living poets included in this volume. Leather to spine is rubbed and chipped, edges and corners of boards rubbed, hinges and gutters tender but holding well, signatures tight, clean and unmarked but for occasional light pencil tickmarks in margins of a few... View more info

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The Blue Flower

By: Van Dyke, Henry.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribners Sons, 1902

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated


299pgs. Very Good harcover, decorative binding signed MA, navy cloth with attractive decoration in gilt and green by Margaret Armstrong on front board and spine. Attractive period bookplate with the poem "If thou art borrowed by a friend..." and gift inscription [to Dr. Jno. S. Niles by his nephew Frank L. Niles) on front endpapers. Faint bookstore/druggist's shop stamp (Carbondale, PA) on bottom corner of rear endpaper. Clean, sound and otherwise unmarked. Publi... View more info

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The Court of Persia, Viewed in Connection with Scriptural Usages. Revised By Daniel P. Kidder.

By: Kitto, John, D.D.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, Lane & Scott, for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1849


176pgs. Good condition hardcover, marbled boards, black spine and corners. Refer to images. Backing of spine is chipped away at top edge and partially along front side to reveal sewn page gathers underneath. Gathered pages remain tightly sewn, but upper thread is not connected to boards. Boards remain firmly affixed otherwise. Owner name on front endpaper in vintage fountain pen. Some smudging and light foxing to endpapers, blanks, title page and frontis. Frontis portrai... View more info

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The Elements of Physiology and Hygiene. A Text-book for Educational Institutions.

By: Huxley, Thomas H. And Wm. Jay Youmans MD

Price: $73.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co., 1868

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated


x. 420 pgs.+ adv. Very Good condition blue hardcover, leather spine with gilt lettering, pebbled texture boards. Binding sound, rubbing to spine at edges and corners, scattered light foxing, text otherwise clean and unmarked, illustrated with detailed black and white drawings throughout. Original printing, not a modern reprint. From an era where the study of medicine and hygiene was intertwined, holistic and interdisciplinary in approach. Chapters: Relations of Physiolog... View more info