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Five 1868 Fortification Prints: Plates 1-5

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: 1868

Seller ID: 1665533


Matted and reading for framing. Exceptional examples. 1868 Print. Five prints labeled plate 1-5, matted to about 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 each on a single mat measuring 23 1/4 x 30. Prints depict ancient fortresses, various well-labeled diagrams of star shaped fortifications, dissected views of coastal defensive batteries, and other details of siege and artillery warfare. Several are labeled 'Vol. 6' in the lower left-hand corner, indicating this was a series of prints appearing in... View more info

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Two 1868 Fortification Prints

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 1868

Seller ID: 1665573


Matted and ready for framing. 1868 Print. Two prints singled matted (mat measures 11 3/4 x 15). Labeled Plate 2 and Plate 3, with the latter referencing 'Vol. 6' in the margin - likely removed from an encyclopedia. The first print illustrates two styles of fortification, the 'ancient' style popular in castles during the Middle Ages, and the modern star shaped style adapted for defense against canonry and other gunpowder artillery. The second shows dissected views of wall... View more info

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Bible Pearls of Promise

By: N/A

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Real Pen-Work Publishing Co.: 1887

Seller ID: 1856940


Hinges just starting, lightly rubbed & soiled, front & end matter lightly foxed, faint foxing to a couple other pages. 1887 Hard Cover. [iv, 31 ff.]. 8vo. Original brown cloth, black & gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt. Beautiful calligraphy, typography, and artwork combined in high-quality lithographs to present decoratively various Bible verses. Mostly black ink, but with occasional blues, greens, and reds. Uncommon - OCLC shows only 6 copies held by institutio... View more info

Image for Daring Deeds of American Heroes. A Record of the Lives of American Patriots and Heroes, Including Full and Accurate Biographies of the Most Celebrated American Generals

Daring Deeds of American Heroes. A Record of the Lives of American Patriots and Heroes, Including Full and Accurate Biographies of the Most Celebrated American Generals

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: D.W. Evans & Company: 1860

Seller ID: 1889109


Binding slightly shaken, a few pages lightly foxed, ink name & date on front endpapers. 1860 Hard Cover. xi, 407 pp. 8vo. Original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles & decoration on spine. An interesting study of American heroes, notable for being among the last publications profiling military generals before the outbreak of the American Civil War. Includes biographies of: Jacob Brown; Edmund Pendleton Gaines; William Henry Harrison; Andrew Jackson; Alexander Macomb;... View more info

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The Sailor Boy: A Novel

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Luther Roby: 1843

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 1953827


Fourth American edition. Lightly rubbed, a few pages a bit foxed. 1843 Small Hard Cover. 114; 118 pp. 12mo. Two books in one volume. Original brown boards, gilt titles & decorations on spine, blind-stamped design on boards. A British work of fiction following the exploits of a young sailor. View more info

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Conversations as Between Parents and Children. Designed for the Instruction of Youth.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: William Brown, Printer: 1834

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1959811


Second edition. Spine faded, boards lightly rubbed, lightly foxed throughout, front flyleaf removed. 1834 Hard Cover. iv, 131 pp. 12mo. Red leather spine, marbled paper over boards, gilt titles & rules. A guide for Quaker parents raising their children in the traditional manner. Topics discuss include: the foundation of the Quakers in 17th century England by George Fox and other English dissenters; the origins of silent meetings; the use of plain language; the non-observ... View more info

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The New York Tribune. A Sketch of its History. Illustrated.

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1883

Seller ID: 2006584


Wrappers toned, top edge slightly gnawed affecting margin only. 1883 Stapled Binding. 26 pp. Printed wrappers, stapled binding. An account of the foundation and development of Horace Greeley's newspaper, The New York Tribune. The paper was founded in 1841, and existed through several name changes and mergers until 1966. During the 1850s it was among the most widely circulated newspapers in the United States. Includes engravings of Tribune counting room, Mr. Reid's study,... View more info

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Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York, for the Year 1861.

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Charles van Benthuysen, Printer.: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2008695


First edition. In pencil on front endpaper: 'Compliments of A.E. Larney [?] 1861, Dr. Hemstreet'. Hemstreet is listed as the author of 'Encysted tumor of pelvic origin', included in this volume. Pages lightly stained & foxed throughout, minor loss from spine base, base of boards bumped. 408 pp. 8vo. A collection of medical papers by various authors, significant for the inclusion of the short paper 'Amputation of the cervix uteri' by J. Marion Sims, who later released a f... View more info

Image for The Vermont Asylum for the Insane. Its Annals for Fifty Years. [1836-1886]

The Vermont Asylum for the Insane. Its Annals for Fifty Years. [1836-1886]

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Hildreth & Fales: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2072579


First edition. Boards faintly rubbed. 1887 Hard Cover. x, 302 pp. 8vo. A fifty-year history of the insane asylum now known as the Brattleboro Retreat, which was the first of its kind in the state, and among the first ten such facilities in the country. Its organization and style of care was influenced greatly by the 'moral treatment' advocated by the Quaker physician William Tuke. View more info

Image for The Eclectic Medical Journal, Vol. XXXIX, Nos. 1-12, January - December 1879 [Volume 39, Complete, Comprising Monthly Issues One - Twelve]

The Eclectic Medical Journal, Vol. XXXIX, Nos. 1-12, January - December 1879 [Volume 39, Complete, Comprising Monthly Issues One - Twelve]

By: N/A

Price: $225.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1879

Seller ID: 2077069


Rebound with title, date, and owner's name in gilt on spine. Spine heavily toned, 1 inch split to top of front joint, corners rubbed, owner bookplate on front endpaper, light marginal stains to binding edge of first volume. 1879 Half-Leather. vii, 584 pp. 8vo. Red leather spine & corners, pebbled cloth boards, gilt titles. A bound volume of twelve monthly pamphlets for the year 1879, comprising the complete thirty-ninth volume in this serial medical journal, which featur... View more info

Image for Laws of the State of Delaware, from the Second Day of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Eight, to the Twenty-Fifth Day of January, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Five. Volume III.

Laws of the State of Delaware, from the Second Day of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-Eight, to the Twenty-Fifth Day of January, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Five. Volume III.

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: M. Bradford and R. Porter: 1816

Seller ID: 2095800


Boards rubbed & soiled with minor loss, endpaper edges lightly stained. 1816 Full-Leather. 113, [1] , 119-146, 151-399, [1], 5, [1] 30 pp. 8vo. Full calf with leather spine label, gilt titles & rules. A record of Delaware law detailing legislation in place relating to various topics, including: elections, slaves, commerce, property, medicine and infectious diseases, militia, etc. Table of Private Acts follows text. View more info

Image for Index to Wood's Library of Standard Medical Authors for the Years 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884. (Thin Paper Edition)

Index to Wood's Library of Standard Medical Authors for the Years 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884. (Thin Paper Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: William Wood & Company: 1885

Seller ID: 2161043


Front & end matter lightly foxed, owner bookplate on front endpaper, contemporary insurance pamphlet for The Good Templars' Mutual Benefit Association laid in. 1885 Hard Cover. iv, 250 pp. 8vo. An index detailing which authors have written works about which medical topics, arranged alphabetically by subject. View more info

Image for The Mayflower, Vol. I. [1], No. 29., September 1885.

The Mayflower, Vol. I. [1], No. 29., September 1885.

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Mayflower: 1885

Seller ID: 2166872


Toned & lightly soiled. 1885 Unbound. [65]-72 pp. A late 19th century agricultural periodical, with several engraved illustrations. View more info

Image for 1860 Colton's Map: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, & Delaware. / Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, & Connecticut.

1860 Colton's Map: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, & Delaware. / Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, & Connecticut.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York: J.H. Colton and Company: 1860

Seller ID: 2172992


Unfolded. Minimal loss from bottom margin, a few faint spots. 1860 Single Sheet. Two maps on opposite sides of a single sheet. 10 3/8 x 12 5/8. The Colton family was very successful in the business of map publishing, beginning with J.H. Colton and continuing with his sons George W. and Charles B. Colton. View more info

Image for Brave Boys of France: A Story of the Late War in Europe. (Golden Crown Library)

Brave Boys of France: A Story of the Late War in Europe. (Golden Crown Library)

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston: Thomas B. Noonan & Co.: 1885

Seller ID: 2180839


Boards lightly rubbed, St. Patrick's Church Library bookplate on front endpaper (no other marks). 1885 Hard Cover. 304 pp. 8vo. An anonymously written 19th century juvenile military adventure novel focusing on the Franco-Prussian War. View more info

Image for Nouveau Guide de Florence et ses Environs, Compris la Vallombrosa, Alvernia et Camaldule, avec la Description de la Galerie des Statues et de Celle du Palais Pitti, du Gabinet Physique Ec. Ec., Ornee de Vues et Statues Plan de la Ville et Carte de la Toscane.

Nouveau Guide de Florence et ses Environs, Compris la Vallombrosa, Alvernia et Camaldule, avec la Description de la Galerie des Statues et de Celle du Palais Pitti, du Gabinet Physique Ec. Ec., Ornee de Vues et Statues Plan de la Ville et Carte de la Toscane.

By: N/A

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Chez Gaspard Ricci Marchand Libraire: 1844

Seller ID: 2198748


New edition. Boards toned and lightly rubbed, front and end matter foxed, a few text pages foxed, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1844 Hard Cover. 293, 210 pp. 12mo. French text. A 19th century guide to Florence. Two fold-out maps precede text, engraved illustrations and drawings in text. View more info

Image for Guida per la Citta di Firenze e Suoi Contorni

Guida per la Citta di Firenze e Suoi Contorni

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Presso Ferdinando Formigli in Via Della Condotta: 1861

Seller ID: 2198749


New edition. Edges rubbed with small tears and minor loss to spine head and foot, front and end matter and page ridges foxed, 2 inch tear to front fold-out, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1861 Hard Cover. vii, [3], 310 pp. 12mo. Paper over boards Italian text. A 19th century guide to Florence. Fold-out map precedes text, engraved illustrations. View more info

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Description de la Ville de Florence

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Au Cabinet a l'Enseigne de Pallas, Pres le Canto de' Pazzi, Rue Balestrieri.: 1819

Seller ID: 2198753


Wrapper beginning to split along front joint, minor loss from spine, handwritten title on spine, ink name on front wrapper. 1819 Soft Cover. 171, [1], xxiv, [173]-178 pp. Printed wrappers. French text. An early 19th century guide to Florence, with fold-out map opposite title page. View more info

Image for Description de la Ville de Milan et de Ses Environs, Compris la Chartreuse Pres de Pavie et Excursions de Cette Capitale aux Lacs de Como, de Lugano, au Lac Majeur et a Varese, Exposees a l'Usage des Voyageurs, Accompagnees des Instructions et des Notices Nécessaires aux Etrangers qui se Proposent d'Examiner les Objets Interessans, que Presente Cette Belle Partie de la Lombardie

Description de la Ville de Milan et de Ses Environs, Compris la Chartreuse Pres de Pavie et Excursions de Cette Capitale aux Lacs de Como, de Lugano, au Lac Majeur et a Varese, Exposees a l'Usage des Voyageurs, Accompagnees des Instructions et des Notices NĂ©cessaires aux Etrangers qui se Proposent d'Examiner les Objets Interessans, que Presente Cette Belle Partie de la Lombardie

By: N/A

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Chez Epimaque et Pascal Artaria: 1834

Seller ID: 2199179


Nicely rebound - red cloth spine, paper over boards, gilt titles. Small stamp of Peabody Library appears twice inside, with their number on title page, owner bookplate on front endpaper, ink initials on half-title page. 1834 Hard Cover. 264, viii pp. 12mo. French text. Includes two fold-out maps and a fold-out engraving of the Duomo di Milano. A 19th century guide to Milan focusing on local architecture and other picturesque site-seeing opportunities. View more info

Image for Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York, for the Year 1861.

Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York, for the Year 1861.

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Charles van Benthuysen, Printer.: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199731


First edition. Corners rubbed with some loss from spine head and foot, light stain to top marginal corner of first few pages, light spot on fore-edge of last few pages. 1861 Hard Cover. 408 pp. 8vo. A collection of medical papers by various authors, significant for the inclusion of the short paper 'Amputation of the cervix uteri' by J. Marion Sims, who later released a full-length volume entitled 'Clinical Notes on Uterine Surgery...' (Garrison-Morton 6057). The paper in... View more info

Image for The Famous Parks and Gardens of the World, Described and Illustrated.

The Famous Parks and Gardens of the World, Described and Illustrated.

By: N/A

Price: $60.00

Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons: 1880

Seller ID: 2200409


Deaccessioned Reynolds Library copy, usual marks, ink stamps on some of the engravings. Boards rubbed, endpapers and margins of a few pages lightly stained. 1880 Large Hardcover. 230 pp. Tall 8vo. Leather spine, gilt titles and rules, marbled paper over boards, marbled endpapers. A popular description of Remarkable Parks and Gardens, public and private, ancient and modern, interspersed with illustrative anecdotes and notes on the history of Gardening. Engraved illustrati... View more info

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Wide Awake Pleasure Book

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: D. Lothrop & Co.: 1876

Seller ID: 2201146


Edges rubbed, corners exposed. 1876 Hard Cover. 403 pp. Volume B, with B within flower on spine decoration. An illustrated collection of stories and poetry for children. View more info

Image for Jesus Meine Zuversicht! Gebete zur hl. Messe und zu den hl. Sakramenten, auf alle Zeiten des Tages und Jahres, in allen Auliegen und Nothen. Mit bischoflicher Approbation.

Jesus Meine Zuversicht! Gebete zur hl. Messe und zu den hl. Sakramenten, auf alle Zeiten des Tages und Jahres, in allen Auliegen und Nothen. Mit bischoflicher Approbation.

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chas. Wildermann: 1890

Seller ID: 2202010


Pencil gift note and owner name inside, pages lightly toned. 1890 Small Hard Cover. viii, 376 pp., 8-page notes section. Original enameled ivory cover with inset cross emblem on front board, with original clasp. View more info

Image for Souvenir of Niagara Falls [Photographic Viewbook]

Souvenir of Niagara Falls [Photographic Viewbook]

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: S.N.: 1870

Seller ID: 2203189


Rear boards lightly stained and wrinkled, several pages split at fold and reattached at binding, 1 inch damaged area to top corner of two pages. 1870 Hard Cover. Accordion-fold viewbook including 25 black-and-white photogravure illustrations of Niagara Falls from various viewpoints. Includes an image of a tight rope walker crossing the falls with the Maid of the Mist in the background, another of Signorina Spelterina tight rope walking, several of the railway suspension ... View more info

Image for Worthington's Natural History: Being Stories and Histories of the Animal Kingdom at Home and Abroad; Also, Interesting Poems and Anecdotes, Profusely Illustrated with Nearly 500 Illustrations

Worthington's Natural History: Being Stories and Histories of the Animal Kingdom at Home and Abroad; Also, Interesting Poems and Anecdotes, Profusely Illustrated with Nearly 500 Illustrations

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Worthington Company: 1886

Seller ID: 2205708


Binding shaken, hinges and frontispiece loosening, faint stain on edge of first few pages. 1886 Hard Cover. 214, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. A collection of stories and poems about animals. Includes color frontispiece and engraved illustrations throughout. View more info

Image for [Ordinances, City of Portland, 1855] The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Portland, Together with the Acts of the Legislature Relating to the City, Collated and Revised by a Joint Committee of the City Council

[Ordinances, City of Portland, 1855] The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Portland, Together with the Acts of the Legislature Relating to the City, Collated and Revised by a Joint Committee of the City Council

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Benjamin D. Peck: 1856

Seller ID: 2203738


Edges rubbed. 1856 Hard Cover. vx, 384 pp. CONTENTS: List of Ordinances in this volume; List of Statutes cited; City Charter and Amendments; Agents; Alien Passengers; Amusements; Auctioneers; Billiard Rooms; Boats and Lighters; Boundary Lines; Bowling Alleys; Bridges; Buildings; Carriages; Cemeteries; City Clerk; City Constable and Messenger; City Engineer; City Hall; Clerk of the Common Council; Constables; Courts; Cows; Criers; Dogs; Drains and Sewers; Elections; Finan... View more info

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Journals of the Conventions of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New York.

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Henry M. Onderdonk: 1844

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2203757


Front joint cracked - board loosening, leather along spine and corners dried, stain on rear board, some pages lightly foxed. 1844 Half-Leather. iv, 480 pp. 8vo. Black morocco spine and corners, gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Sabin 53880. A reissue of journals originally printed as early as 1785, republished, under the supervision of the bishop of the diocese, and the secretary of the convention, from the several journals as originally printed. ... View more info

Image for The Religious Monitor, or, Evangelical Repository. Devoted to the Principles of the Reformation, as Set Forth in the Formularies of the Westminster Divines, and of the Churches in Holland. Volume I.

The Religious Monitor, or, Evangelical Repository. Devoted to the Principles of the Reformation, as Set Forth in the Formularies of the Westminster Divines, and of the Churches in Holland. Volume I.

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: C. Webster: 1825

Seller ID: 2204631


Boards rubbed, pages foxed. 1825 Hard Cover. 472, [vii] pp. Biblical commentary, theology, religious philosophy, history, and poetry. May 1824-April 1825 (Volume I, Numbers 1-12). Devoted to the Principles of the Reformation, as Set Forth in the Formularies of the Westminster Divines, and of the Churches in Holland. Keywords: RELIGIOUS MONITOR EVANGELICAL REPOSITORY THEOLOGY RELIGION CHRISTIAN CHRISTIANITY BIBLE STUDY PHILOSOPHY HISTORY POETRY View more info

Image for The Genesee Farmer, January, 1851. Vol. XII. No. 1. - 12.

The Genesee Farmer, January, 1851. Vol. XII. No. 1. - 12.

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Genesee Farmer: 1851

Seller ID: 2205712


Front and end matter, fore-edge margin, and a few text pages foxed. 1851 Soft Cover. [9]-292, [2] pp. Shoestring-bound sammelband of twelve issues of The Genesee Farmer, reinforced with wood. An important mid-19th century agricultural periodical published in Rochester, New York. Collected articles on farming, livestock, and other rural concerns, with engraved illustrations throughout. KEYWORDS: EPHEMERA AGRICULTURE FARMING FARM LIFE GENESEE VALLEY View more info

Image for History of Montgomery and Fulton Counties, N.Y., with Illustrations Descriptive of Scenery, Private Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important Manufactories, from Original Sketches by Artists of the Highest Ability; and Portraits of Old Pioneers and Prominent Residents.

History of Montgomery and Fulton Counties, N.Y., with Illustrations Descriptive of Scenery, Private Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important Manufactories, from Original Sketches by Artists of the Highest Ability; and Portraits of Old Pioneers and Prominent Residents.

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: F.W. Beers & Co. / Geo. Macnamara, Printer: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260272


First edition. Binding shaken with a couple gatherings loose or loosening, 2 inch chip from spine base. Newspaper articles laid in. 1878 Large Hardcover. 252 pp. Folio. A history of two counties in New York State located in the area between Utica, Saratoga Springs, and Schenectady, with maps and numerous engravings throughout. Also includes important chapters on state history, including information about Native Americans, the French and Indian War, Montcalm's campaign, t... View more info