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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.


21 Photographs (Limited Edition #194 of 200 Copies)

By Eakins, Thomas

Atlanta, Georgia: The Olympia Galleries, Ltd., 1979. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Small quarto. xiv, 57 pages, [1]. Hardcover bound in quarter brown morocco and grey marbled paper-covered boards. The binding is fresh and clean. Housed in a tan cloth slipcase. The slipcase shows minimal wear and has a faint spot on one side. The book is fresh and clean. Illustrated with 21 mounted photos. Some are nudes. Hand-numbered 194 of 200 copies. Scarce.


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 Road Ahead: World Prophecies by the Great Master Paramahansa Yogananda

By Kriyananda, Swami

Nevada City, CA: Ananda Publications, 1974. 2nd Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo. 140, (4) pages. Softcover in black and white illustrated wrappers. Binding shows some slight soiling from handling.Rubbing to rear cover. Text has no markings or highlighting.


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.


Worcester's Modern Atlas, Comprising the Following Maps. 1. Heights of Mountains. 2. Lengths of Rivers . 3. The World (I). 4. North America (II). 5. United States (III). 6. New England, or Eastern States; 7. Middle States, with Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, &c. (IV); 8. South America (V); 9. Europe (VI); 10. British Isles (VII); 11. France, Germany, Belgium, Holland &c. (VIII); 12. Asia (IX); 13. Turkey, Arabia, Persia, Hindostan, Afganistan, Egypt, Nubia, &c. (X); 14 Africa (XI).

By Worcester, [Joseph Emerson]; (Maps Engraved by H. Morse, Sc.).

Boston: Published by Hilliard, Gray and Co., 1838. Soft cover. Fair. Quarto. 14 leaves. Collates complete with all hand-colored copperplate maps. Most leaves have a separate map. The "Heights of Mountains" and "Lengths of Rivers" are together on one leaf. "North America" is on a single page, and "United States" is a double-page map. "New England, or Eastern States" and "Middle States, with Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, &c." are on a double-page map. Soft cover bound in quarter leather with printed paper covers. The binding is very worn and scuffed with some of the printed surface worn off the front and rear covers. Chipping to the edges of the binding with some damping, especially visible on the rear cover. The top of the leather spine is also damped. Undated; Worldcat notes 4 examples of this atlas by Hillard and Gray with possible dates of 1831, 1835, and 1838. The inside of the front cover has an early owner's label affixed reading "Jacob Mordecai / Hillsboro / North Carolina / August 22d, 1838 / Raleigh No. C." ~~ Jacob Mordecai (1762-1838) was a businessman from Philadelphia, Virginia and North Carolina who founded (1809) the Mordecai Female Seminary in what is now Warrenton, North Carolina. He died on Sept. 4, 1838, just weeks after this signature. In 1774, Jacob was part of a youth rifle corps and escorted the First Continental Congress from Frankford into Philadelphia. ~~ Some of the maps have short tears at the fore edge, especially the last four maps. The rear cover is heavily chipped and stained. Photos for each map available on request. We have a photo album of this atlas on our bookshop's Facebook page (Pages Past Used and Rare Books).


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.


A New Universal Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a Special Map of Each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c. Comprehended in Seventy Sheets and Forming a Series of One Hundred and Seventeen Maps, Plans and Sections [68 of 69 Maps\]

By Tanner, H. S.

Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1836. Hardcover. Fair. Folio. Unpaginated. Contains 68 of 69 plates, lacking Plate LV (Russia in Europe). Hand-colored copperplate maps of the individual U.S. States and a few cities, as well as nations around the world. Bound in reverse calf. The binding is in poor condition. The front and rear boards are detached, and the text block is broken into multiple sections. An early owner had bored three holes through the text block near the spine, likely to use as a hanging atlas. The plates are toned about the edges with some damping to the fore edge of the prelims. Maps show toning and some foxing and occasional stains. The map for Spain and Portugal (Plate XLIII) is detached but present and has some tears and chips about the edges. Some of the international maps towards the rear, including that of Enlgand, have pencil notations in the margins, on the versos, and sometimes in the maps themselves. The North American maps show toning and some foxing. The U.S. city maps of New York, Philadelphia, and Washington City are present. Contains 67 of 68 maps plus the engraved ornamental title for a total of 68 of 69 plates. Obviously, the condition of the individual maps are paramount. We have a photo album of this atlas on our Facebook page (Pages Past Used and Rare Books) with each map pictured. We can provide images for individual maps upon request, but we will not sell the maps individually. This atlas came from the Mordecai collection of North Carolina and may have been used at the Mordecai Female Seminary in what is now Warrenton, North Carolina. We have another, smaller atlas signed by Jacob Mordecai, who founded the boarding school in 1809.


Hidden Treasures, Irma Stern: Her Books, Painted Book Covers and Bookplates

By Below, Irene

Cape Town, South Africa: Society of Bibliophiles in Cape Town, 2000. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Large 12mo. 56 pages. Hardcover with cream and colour illustrated dust jacket. DJ has damping to lower edge of rear cover, and soiling to spine. Illustrated endpapers. Text is clean.


The Masterpieces of French Art, Illustrated. A Biographical History of Art in France, from the Earliest Period to and Including the Salon of 1882. [TWO VOLUME SET; VOLS I & II]

By Viardot, Louis; Biographical History Edited by Wm. A. Armstrong

Philadelphia, PA: Gebbie & Co., 1883. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. Folios. Variously paginated. Bound in full burgundy leather with cover designs embossed in blind and with titles on the front covers and spines in gilt. The bindings are rubbed and scuffed--in places down to the boards--but both volumes are sound with secure hinges. Raised spine bands, which show occasional scuffing. Spines show some rubbing at hinges. All edges gilt. Illustrated with about 100 plates. Text is foxed, with occasional dog-eared pages and a few small tears on some pages. The plate for the "Temtation of St. Anthony" appears to be missing. The rest of the plates all seem to be there.


Estampas de Bolivia, Diez Grabados en Madera

By Ibanez, Genaro

La Paz: N.p., 1968. Second Edition. . Soft cover. Good. Folio. 10 loose sheets. The binding measures about 12 1/2 inches tall by 9 3/4 inches wide. Soft cover bound in tan paper wrappers with a pictorial paper label on the front cover. Binding in loose mylar. Paper label on the front is chipped with loss. May lack some text material (Worldcat notes [8] pages, 10 plates). We do not see any text leaves in this collection. Numerous non-authorial signatures inside the front cover with a 1967 date (Worldcat suggests a publication date of 1968). Complete with all 10 Woodcuts. Each woodcut signed in pencil at the lower right and has a title of the woodcut at the lower left. Several of the images are scenes from La Paz. We know little about the artist. He seems to have studied in Spain and was a professor of Graphic Arts at the School of Fine Arts in La Paz. There is an inscription at the top of the inside front cover which reads, "Con todo el carino de nuestros amigos de La Paz," or "With all the affection of our friends of La Paz." Beneath this inscription is 25 signatures (one in Chinese or Japanese). The images in the volume are on thin paper mounted or pasted onto thicker paper.


In Black and White. Photographs of the 30's and 40's. (Limited Edition SIGNED by Both Authors)

By Welty, Eudora; [with] Introduction by Anne Tyler

Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1985. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine. Square quarto. 73 pages. Hardcover bound in quarter black cloth with black and white marbled paper-covered boards. Light wear to the binding. A sound copy and clean within. SIGNED by Eurdora Welty on the half title and signed by Anne Tyler at the end of the Introduction. #266 of 400 copies.


Acts of the Corporation of the City of Washington, Passed by the First Council, to Which is Prefixed the Act of Incorporation. [THE FIRST 15 CONSECUTIVE REPORTS FROM 1803 TO 1818]

By By Order of the Council

Washington: Printed by A. and G. Way, 1803. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Fair. Octavo. Variously paginated. Bound volume containing the reports of the first 15 councils, dating from 1803 to 1818. Bound in early full sheep. The leather binding is quite worn and dry and is scuffed and abraded. The hinges are sturdy. Lacks the top leather label on the spine; the bottom label reads, "Vol. I / From the / 1st to 15th Council / Inclusive." Early owner's name at the headcap of the spine is illegible, and no names within. The binding is designs with rules of alternating oval and diamond designs in blind about the edges. There is some pest damage to the outside edges of the text block towards the rear of the book, not affecting the text. Text is toned and foxed with some damping at the front and rear. Two blank flyleaves at the front an numerous blank pages at the rear. Most of the reports have their own title pages. The reports that do not have separate title pages are those for: 8 (1810); 12 (1815); 14 (1817); and 15 (1818). In the 6th report 1808 there is insect damage for the leaves of pages 7-8 and 9-10 with significant loss of lettering on the fore edge of pages 7-8. Rare. (1)-8, 4, (9)-49, (i)-ii, (i)x, (1)-2; (1)-32; (1)-47; (1)-44; (1)-46; 20, (1); 42; 15, (1); 56, (iii); 56; 36; 88; 69; 40; 45 pages with 10 blank flyleaves at the rear. The final few flyleaves of torn and stained. Reports 8, 12, 14 and 15 do not have separate title pages. The rest of the reports do have their title pages.


Chiefs [SIGNED]
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Chiefs [SIGNED]

By Woods, Stuart

New York, London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1981. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. 427 pages. Hardcover in a white illustrated dust jacket. There is a small dent mark to DJ on rear cover. Author has inscribed and SIGNED the front flyleaf. Text is clean. Stated First Edition on the copyright page. The jacket is not price-clipped.


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