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The Complete Sagas of Icelanders Including 49 Tales: Five Volume Set

By Hreinsson, Vidar

Reykjavik, Iceland: Leifur Eiriksson Publishing Ltd, 1997. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vos. 402, 466, 472, 472, 448 pages, indexed. Complete Five volume set. No presentation box. Hardcovers in blue textured cloth with the title in gilt on front cover and spine. Spines have decorative stamping and blue label pastedowns. Bindings have faint soiling/spotting marks but they are mostly visible when holding the books at an angle in strong light. Illustrated endpapers featuring Thingvellir. Texts are clean.


The Beale Treasure: A History of a Mystery

By Viemeister, Peter

Bedford, VA: Hamilton's , 1987. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo. 236 pages, indexed.EX-LIBRARY copy. Hardcover in red, white and black illustrated dust jacket. DJ is damped. There are square cut marks on rear cover. DJ is scuffed. Library stamp on top edge of text block. Occasional foxing of text. Illustrations throughout.


The Fourteenth Amendment and the United States. A Study of the Operation of the Restraint Clauses of Section One of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States

By Collins, Charles Wallace

Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1912. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 220 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in navy blue cloth. The binding shows light to moderate wear. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. The outside edges and the endpapers are foxed. Occasional foxing in the text. Signed on the front pastedown by S. F. Mordecai. Samuel F. Mordecai (1852-1927) was the first dean of the Law School at Trinity College (now Duke University) in Durham, North Carolina. Charles W. Collins (1879-1964) was born in Alabama and was a member of the Alabama Bar. He moved to the D.C. area in the late 1910s and worked with the Library of Congress. He died in Maryland. Collins' did not seem to be in favor of the Fourteenth Amendment.


Rochester and Other Literary Rakes of the Court of Charles II [TWO VOL SET]

By Anon

London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1902. Hardcover. Near Fine. Octavos. Two volume set. 332, (26), pages. Hardcovers bound in red leather with gilt initialling on front boards. Raised spine bands and gilt decoration on spines. Top edge of text blocks are gilt. Bindings are lightly soiled from handling. Spines show toning. Marbled endpapers. Pencilled notations on reverse of front flyleaf of first volume as well as at top of the page listing the illustrations. Text shows some foxing. Includes black and white as well as hand colored plates.


Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science: Contianing a Concise Explanation of the Various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Hygiene, Therapeutics, Medical Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, surgery, Obstetrics, Medical Jurisprudence, and Dentistry; Notices of Climate, and of Mineral Waters; Formulae for Officinal, Empiracal, and Dietic Preparations; with the Accentuation and Etymology of the Termns, and the French and Other Synonyms

By Dunglison, Robley; (Enlarged by Richard J. Dunglison)

Philadelphia: Henry C. Lea, 1874. Hardcover. Good. Large Octavo. 1131, (32) pages. Hardcover bound in full tan leather with black label pastedowns on spine. The binding is worn and shows scuff marks and general soiling. In places the scuff marks are down to the board. Headcap is starting. Top edge of front and rear boards are quite scuffed and rubbed but the outside hinges are generally secure. Black label pastedown on spine has some vertical cracking and chipping. Spine is scuffed. Front gutter is mostly broken between the Title Page and the Preface and is connected to the text block by one cord. Rear gutter is secure. Text is toned with occasional smudging.


A System of Practical Medicine Comprised in a Series of Original Dissertations. (Library of Practical Medicine). 3 Volume Set; Vols I-III.

By Tweedie, Alexander; With Notes by W. W. Gerhard, M.D.

Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1842. Second American Edition . Hardcover. Good. Octavos. 655; 627; 734 pages, indexed in the last volume. Hardcovers bound in full leather. The bindings are worn and rubbed but sound. Scuffing to the leather, including on the spines, and the spines are a bit darkened. Volume I has some dark staining at the top fore corner of the rear cover which also affect the top corner of the text for the final 50-75 pages. Hinges secure. The top corners of the front flyleaves in all three volumes are torn away (apparently for the removal of a signature). Text shows foxing.


Grouse Feathers. (LIMITED EDITION; #726 / 950 COPIES)

By Spiller, Burton L.

New York: The Derrydale Press, 1935. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. Quarto. 207 pages. Hardcover bound in brown or dark burgundy cloth with cover designs in gilt and a pictorial pastedown on the front cover. Light wear to the binding. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. A prior owner has written his name and date (12-25-'40) on the dedication page. Some light foxing to the endpapers; otherwise unmarked within.


A Work on Operative Dentistry in Two Volumes. (Complete). Volume one, The Pathology of the Hard Tissues of the Teeth. Glossary and Index. 187 Illustrations; Volume Two, The Technical Procedures in Filling Teeth. Index. 447 Illustrations.

By Black, G. V., (M.D., D.D.S., Sc.D., LL.D.)

Chicago and London: Medico-Dental Publishing Company; [and] Claudius Ash, Sons & Co., Ltd., 1914. Second Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good. Quartos. 319; 397 pages. Each volume indexed. Hardcovers bound in burgundy cloth. Light to moderate wear and rubbing to the bindings. There is a pale strip along the top edge of the front cover of Volume I. This affects the front half of the edge towards the fore edge of the book. Otherwise an attractive set. Marbled endpapers. A couple of early ownership signatures or ink stamps on the front flyleaves. A sound set with generally clean text. Illustrated throughout both volumes. Rare.


Terrible Tractoration!! A Poetical Petition Against Galvinising Trumpery, and the Perkinistic Institution. In Four CantosMost Respectfully Addressed to the Royal College of Physicians

By Caustic, Christopher; (Thomas Green Fessenden)

New York: Samuel Stansbury, 1804. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fair. 16mo. 192 pages. Hardcover quarter bound in orange paper, with marbled paper covered boards. Binding is somewhat rubbed. Vertical cracking on the spine, with chipping at headcap/foot of spine. Book has been placed in protective mylar dust jacket covering. Some pencilled notations on front flyleaf. Damping at bottom edge of text block. Text is foxed. Some pages have chipping but text is not affected. The leaf for pages 53-54 is supplied in facsimile. The facsimile is very good and appears on similar but slightly different paper. If you didn't know what to look for, it might pass for the real page, but it is nicely tipped in. ~~ Thomas Green Fessenden (1771-1837) was born in New Hampshire and went to London in 1801 to market some new hydraulic machinery. The venture proved a failure as did some other efforts of engineering enterprises. Fessenden also came to know of Elisha Perkins (1741-1799) an American inventor of the "Perkin Patent Tractors." The Perkin Tractors were a pair of brass and steel rods (which he proffered as unusual metal alloys) which were intended to pass over areas of inflammation and rheumatism and would electrically remove or lessen the physical ailment. The Connecticut Medical Society condemned Perkins, his "tractors" and the process as quackery, although they were gaining in popularity. Perkins claimed 5000 cures as a result of the Tractors, and even George Washington bought a set, an event which was greatly advertised by the sellers. Fessenden, in this book (in poetic form), supported Perkins and his process and derided the medical community for its narrow-mindedness. ~~ The whole case was important, because it led to one of the first blind tests of a medical or health procedure. Perkins died in 1799, and after that, some doctors did a blind test on them, substituting wooden sticks painted to look like bronze and steel. The same number of patients reported relief from the "fake" tractors as the "real" ones, and the report came out showing the importance of the placebo effect in medicines and procedures. ~~ Perkins had tried a number of other cures and treatments which did not work. In the late 1790s he claimed to have found a cure for Yellow Fever. He tested it in New York during the outbreak there in the summer of 1799. Unfortunately, it did not work. Perkins contracted Yellow Fever and died.


The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. With Illustrations.

By Franklin, Benjamin; (Designed by Bruce Rogers)

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1906. Hardcover. Fair. Folio. xx, 183 pages. Hardcover bound in tan quarter cloth with tan paper-covered boards. The binding is rubbed and worn but sound. Scuffing and rubbing to the binding, especially about the extremities. There is a small water spot on the front cover. Corners bumped. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. Removed bookplate from the front pastedown. An early inscription on the front pastedown reads, "Wm. Sumner Crosby from E. D. C. / December 25, 1908." Limited to 1000 unnumbered copies.


Mrs. Ellis's Complete Cook, or Perfect Instructor in All Branches of Cookery and Domestic Economy. With Miss Leslie's Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes and Sweetmeats

By Ellis, Mrs.

New York: James Miller, Publisher, 1866. Hardcover. Good. 12mo. 143, 120 pages. Hardcover bound in original brown cloth with cover designs embossed in blind. The binding is worn with corners bumped and the covers a bit spotted. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. A couple of gatherings are slightly sprung. Pencil notations on the front flyleaves are dated 1885 and 1910. Illustrated with four color plates and a number of other black and white text drawings. The text is toned and shows occasional small stains or foxing. A sound copy.


The Ruin and Recovery of Man, A Series of Discourses on the Distinguishing Doctrines of Christianity

By Proudfit, Alexander

Salem, N.Y.: J. P. Reynolds, Printer, 1813. Second Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 412 pages. Hardcover bound in original full leather. Moderate rubbing and wear to the binding. The hinges are a little rubbed but secure. The corners are bumped. A couple of gatherings in the middle of the book are slightly sprung. The text is toned but generally clean. There is an early ink inscription on the front flyleaf from Pelham Library's annual meeting. Alexander Proudfit (1770-1843) was born in Lancaster County, Pennsyvlania and died in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1843. He was the minister of the Associate Reformed Church of Salem for about 40 years.


Portraits from Dickens

By Crossland, John R.

London: Dickens' Old Curiosity Shop, 1935. Hardcover. Very Good. Cruikshank, Ede, and Others. Octavo. Unpaginated. Hardcover quarter bound in blue cloth and with colour illustrated paper-covered boards. Tan paper on rear board. Spine is sunned. Binding is lightly rubbed. Rear cover is toned. Bookplate on front pastedown states "Purchased at The Old Curiosity Shop Immortalized by Charles Dickens." Text is quite toned. There is no copyright date, but the color frontis seems to be dated "35," so it must be about 1935. The volume contains excerpts from several of his novels, focusing on some of Dickens' most memorable characters.


Dante Alighieri ou la Poesie Amoureuse ("Dante Alighiere, or the Love of Poetry") Two Volume Set.

By Delecluze, E. J.

Paris: Adolphe Delahays, 1854. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 12mos. 284, 362 pages. The bindings measure about 7 1/2 inches tall by 4 7/8 inches wide. Two volume set. Hardcovers bound in tan mottled paper covered boards. Binding is scuffed, worn down to the boards in places. Chipping at hinges, headcap and foot of spine. Pencilled notations on front pastedown of first volume. Some damping to bottom edge of some pages. Text has some occasional foxing. This is a 2 volume set about Dante and his poetry; it is NOT a collection of the poetry itself. Text is in French.


A Dweller on Two Planets or the Dividing of the Way

By Phylos the Thibetan

Los Angeles: Will A Kistler Company / Poseid Publishing Company, 1920. Hardcover. Poor. 8vo. 423 pages. Hardcover in blue cloth. EX-LIBRARY Book, complete with all markings. Binding is quite worn, soiled from handling. There is an 8 inch long split on left side of spine. Small white sticker at headcap of spine. Fraying at foot of spine. Inner hinge is broken, cords visible. Harvard College Library bookplate on front pastedown. Front flyleaves and frontispiece are loose from binding but have been placed in correct position within book.Due date slip glued to rear pastedown. Rear flyleaf is toned from placement of due date slip. Text is toned. Page 39 is loose from binding but has been placed within book. Some pages missing upper corners but text is not affected.


The Confederate's Daughter; Or the Tyrant of New Orleans. [Benjamin Butler] Beautifully Illustrated.

By Anonymous

London: J. W. Allen & Co.. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. Octavo. 237 pages. [Fiction] Hardcover bound in original 3/4 brown calf and brown and green marbled paper-covered boards. The binding is rubbed and worn but sound. Secure hinges. There is some abrasion to the spine ends, and the corners are bumped. Lacks the front flyleaf; the first page is the title page. The text block is generally sound, but one of the gatherings near the front is slightly sprung. There is a 1977 ink inscription on the front pastedown noting where the book was purchased (at an antique shop) in N. Yorkshire, England. Another pencil notation above this has been crudely erased. The text is toned and shows some occasional spotting or staining. Printed in double columns per page. There is no author to this work and no printing date. We estimate the publication date to be in the 1860s or 1870s due to the style of printing and illustrations. Contains 29 half-page woodcut engravings. A scarce volume. Currently we have been able to locate only one copy on Worldcat. Worldcat notes another book entitled "The Tyrant of New Orleans. A Drama," (just 46 pages) published in Atlanta, 1873, but we do not know if that title has any relation to this one. This is a work of fiction. The "Tyrant" is General Benjamin Butler. Butler commanded the force that captured New Orleans in 1862. His treatment of women was notorious as shown in Butler's General Order No. 28. If any woman spoke against, insulted, or disrespected an officer or soldier of the United States, she would be regarded as a prostitute. This allowed Union soldier to do as they pleased and created a national sensation and controversy.


The Ghetto and Other Poems

By Ridge, Lola

New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1918. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 12mo. 101 pages. Hardcover bound in tan or burnt sienna boards with title on the front cover in gilt. There is some sunning to the edges of the boards, especially on the fore edge and the top edge of the rear cover. Some dark spotting to the front cover near the bottom corner. The headcap is a little torn. Early owner's signature of Frances Lerman, 1920 on the front flyleaf. Text is toned but clean. Complete with the tipped in errata just before the Table of Contents leaf. Lola Ridge (1873-1941) was born in Dublin but moved to the United States in 1907, living first in San Francisco before settling in Greenwich Village, New York. She was an anarchist poet as well as a feminist, and she edited avant-garde and Marxist publications. This is her scarce first book.


A Little Journey to the Home of Samuel Pomeroy Colt

By Hubbard, Elbert

East Aurora, N.Y.: The Roycrofters, 1915. First Edition First Printing . Soft cover. Good. 12mo. 42 pages. Soft cover bound in limp brown suede with cover titles in gilt on a dark brown background. The binding is worn but sound. There is a dark stain on the front cover just above the title, and the corners are worn and abraded, and the lower corner of the front cover is a little torn. Yapped edges, with the fore and top edges a bit darkened. The spine is sound and the covers are secure on the book. Silk moire endpapers. The text is sound and clean. This is NOT a signed edition. The colophon notes that it was published in March, 1915, which was just a couple of months before Hubbard died on the Lusitania. Scarce.


The Epigrams of M. Val. Martial, in Twelve Books with a Comment

By Elphinston, James

London: Baker and Galabin, 1792. Hardcover. Poor. Quarto. 573 pages, indexed. Hardcover quarter bound in brown leather with brown cloth boards. The binding is damped, with soiling and scuffs. The front and rear boards are detached. The spine is missing. The cloth of the front and rear boards are peeled up at the lower corners. Prior owner's name written on front pastedown. Patterned endpapers. Bottom edge of text block is damped. Prior owner's blindstamp on lower corner of second front flyleaf. Upper corner of title page has been removed. Text is foxed. A notation is written at the foot of page v of the preface.


Anthony Munday's Zelauto: The Fountaine of Fame 1580

By Stillinger, Jack [Editor]

Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1963. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. 204 pages, indexed. Limited edition hardcover in yellow illustrated dust jacket. DJ is toned at edges and on spine. Text is clean. Book is 995 of only 1500 copies printed.


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