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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.


Aphrodite. (#157 of 175 Copies. Special Large Limited Edition; Illustrated and in Leather Binding)

By Louys, Pierre

N.p.: Privately Printed for Subscribers, 1928. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. Donald Denton. Quarto. 266 page. Hardcover bound in 3/4 red morocco and red silk (?) cloth covered boards. Leather spine is rubbed and has gilt designs in the panels. Moderate wear to the binding, which is still sound. Some rubbing and bumping to the binding with a bit of scuffing to the leather. There is an abrasion to the headcap and a pale scuff mark on the top panel near the headcap. There is some damping in the margins at the gutter near the top edge of the pages with the plates. This does not seem to affect the surrounding pages, although it occasional touches some of the images. A sound copy with wide margins (prior owner's 1944 signature on the front flyleaf). #154 of 175 copies. Beautiful black and white drawings (mostly stylish nudes) by Donald Denton. This edition is different from other more common 1928 Limited Editions of Louys' Aphrodite. The Denton illustrations are far superior to the Todhunter drawings and others.


The Publications of the American Doctrinal Tract Society. Vol. I. [1832]

By Anon.

Boston: American Doctrinal Tract Society, Perkins & Marvin, Agents, 1832. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 12mo. Variously paginated. Hardcover bound in original brown leather. The binding is worn and a bit dry but sound. Secure hinges. The corners are bumped, as usual. The first few gatherings, to page 10, are slightly sprung but still holding in the text block. Text is sound and foxed. Contains 21 essays, separately paginated, each running about 10-20 pages. The essays are of religious matters such as sin, faith, Christian hope, prayer, Divine Power, duties of parents, etc.


The Pastor's Journal
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The Pastor's Journal

By Countryman

Nashville, TN: J Countryman Books, 2001. Hardcover. Near Fine. 8vo. 223 pages. Bound in flexible dark brown or black leather. Still housed in the original box. Unused.


Neuman and Baretti's Dictionary of the Spanish and English Languages; Wherein the Words are Correctly Explained, Agreeably to their Differnent Meanings, and a Great Variety of Terms, Relating to the Arts Sciences, Manufacutres, Merchandise, Navigation, and Trade, Elucidated. (2 Volume Set)

By Nauman and Baretti

New York: William Kerr & Co.,, 1841. Hardcover. Fair. Octavos. 721; 603 pages. Hardcovers bound in full leather. The bindings are worn and scuffed and are a bit dry. Labels chipping from the spines. Volume I has the front flyleaves removed, so that the first page is the title page. The front flyleaf of Volume II has a pencil signature of "Samuel Mordecai, Mobile, Ala." Spine ends chipped on Volume I, and this volume also has cracking hinges. Contents shows some foxing.


Silva: Or a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber in his Majesty's Dominions: As it was Delivered in the Royal Society... With an Historical Account of the Sacredness and Use of Standing Groves. To Which is Added the Terra: A Philosophical Discourse of the Earth. (Two Volumes in One Book)

By Evelyn, John; (With Notes by A. Hunter, M.D. F.R.S.)

York: Printed by A. Ward for J. Dodsley; Et al., 1786. Hardcover. Very Good. Large quarto. (xliv), 311, (x), 343, (x), 74, (iv) pages. Each section indexed. Bound in original full calf, rebacked in modern calf. The binding shows moderate rubbing and wear. Binder's ticket on front pastedown reading "Bound by / C. Kalthoeber / London." The hinges are quite secure, and the leather is strong. The boards have gilt rolls along the perimeters. Marbled endpapers. There is an engraved bookplate on the front pastedown of "Charles Vere Dashwood." A sound copy with wide margins. The text is mostly clean, although there are areas of foxing. Contains an engraved frontis by Bartolozi and 41 additional copperplate engravings, including the double-page engraving of the Cawthorpe Oak. This work also contains two folding tables. There is a partly printed Subscriber's Receipt tipped in at title page SIGNED by A. Hunter and dated 1776 and made out to Chas. Dashwood, Esq. Charles Vere Dashwood (1745-1821) was born in Oxfordshire England. he came into possession of Stanford Hall in Notthinghamshire and had it rebuilt between 1771 and 1774. The estate stayed in the family until the 1880s. Charles Vere Dashwood was the High Sheriff in 1780.


Quaestiones Juris in Curia Archiepiscopali Neapolitana, Romana, & apud Laicorum Tribunalia disputatae, ac sere omnes decisae Auctore Nicolao Cyrillo Napolitano

By Cyrillo, Nicolao

Neap. (Naples): Typis Felicis Mosca / Sumptibus Nicolai Rispoli, 1707. Vellum. Good. Folio. (xiv), 228, (28), 30, (6) pages. Bound in full flexible vellum. The binding is worn but sound. Headcap is torn. Early lettering on the spine reads "Cyrilli Quastiones Juris." Some soiling to the binding. Contents foxed and occasionally browned. Contains several decorative woodcut headpieces or tailpieces. Text is in Latin. The full title reads, "Quaestiones Juris in Curia Archiepiscopali Neapolitana, Romana, & apud Laicorum Tribunalia disputatae, ac sere omnes decisae Auctore Nicolao Cyrillo Napolitano, Jam olim Caussarum Patrono, tum Ecclesiae Neapolitanae Canonico, & in eadem Curia Archiepiscopali apud Sancti Officii Tribunal Fisci Advocato, nunc vero Episcopo Neocastrensi, Roccasallucensium Comite, & Sanctosidorensium Barone atque Eminentissimo Prinicpi Francisco Pignatello Archipiscopo Neapolitano Dicatae Quibus Accessit Perutilis de Praxi Interdicti Ecclesiastici Liber Suo cuique opera Indice adjecto.


A Collection of Bookbindings. Volume I: Studies in the History of Bookbinding. (The Henry Davis Gift)

By Foot, Mirjam M.

London: The British Library, 1978. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Near Fine. Quarto. 352 pages, indexed. Hardcover bound in quarter red morocco with tan cloth-covered boards. Light rubbing and wear to the binding. A sound copy and clean within. Contains numerous black and white full-page photographic illustrations. THis volume covers historic bookbindings from Great Britain, France, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, and Italy. The bindings are generally from the 16th to the 18th centuries.


William; Or the Converted Romanist

By Kidder, Daniel P.

New York: Lane & Scott, 1851. Hardcover. Good. 24mo. 105 pages. Hardcover bound in quarter leather with marbled paper-covered boards. The binding is worn and bumped. The text is foxed and has some brown stains. Pencil scribbilng on the endpapers. A sound copy. Translated from the French by Daniel Kidder.


An Alphabetical Extract of all the Annual Printed Epistles Which Have been Sent to the Several Quarterly-Meetings of the People call'd Quakers, in England and elsewhere, from their Yearly-Meeting held in London... from teh Year 1682 to 1762... [Bound With] Solomon's Recantation, Intituled Ecclesiastes, Paraphras'd with a Soliloquy or Meditation Upon Every Chapter. [Bound With] A Mite into the Treasury, or Some Remarks on that solomn and indespensible Duty of duly attending Assemblies for divine Worship... [Bound With] An Epistle to the Inhabitants of South-Carolina; Containing Sundry Observations proper to be consider'd by every Professor of Christianity in general.

By John Fry; [and] Francis Quarles; [and] David Hall; [and] Sophia Hume.

London: Printed for the Author; [and] L. Hinde; [and] Luke Hinde, 1739. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo. 127, (1); 59; 53; 114, (2) pages. Hardcover bound in early full leather, rebacked in modern leather with a burgundy leather lettering piece on the spine. The binding is worn but sound and secure. New endpapers. The text is evenly toned. The last two titles show some heavy damping. This is a bound volume of 4 separate 18th century Quaker titles, all published in London. The first title, by John Fry, has no publication date and notes that it was printed for and sold by the author. This was published about 1762. Page 1 of this title has the signature of "John Elliott, Philadelphia, 1765." The last two pages of this title lists the Clerks of the Yearly Meeting from 1682 to 1762. The verso of page127, a blank page, is filled with manuscript notations listing the Clerks for the years 1763 to 1804 (other notations are also given). ~~ Solomon's Recantation is dated1739. ~~ A Mite Into the Treasury is dated 1756. ~~ The Epistle to the Inhabitants of South-Carolina by Sophia Hume is dated 1754. Hume was a native of South Carolina who moved to England. A scarce and early collection of titles. Some are quite scarce, and the manuscript notations are very interesting.


Letters Supposed to have Passed Between M. de St. Evremond and Mr. Waller. Two Volumes. Vols. I & II.

By Langhorne, John

London: Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, in the Strand, 1769. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Good. 12mos. 160, 183, (1) pages. Bound in early full leather with ribbed spines. Front hinge to Vol. II is cracking and holding by the cords. The bindings show rubbing and wear but are secure. Foot of Vol. I is chipped at the rear hinge. Old stain on leather are fore edge of Vol. I front cover. Text is generally clean. Early bookplates in each volume of Sir Henry Wilson with the banner reading "Res non Verba" beneath the shield. Listed. Wilson signatures on the half titles. A decent set of the rare First Edition.


Picturesque America, Or the Land We Live In. 2 Volume Set. (3/4 Leather Bindings)

By Bryant, William Cullen

New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1894. Revised Edition . Leather Bound. Very Good. 2 Volumes. Folios. 720 pages. Hardcovers bound in 3/4 brown leather with green cloth-covered boards. The spines and edges of the leather are ruled in gilt. All edges are speckled. The bindings are worn and rubbed, especially along the hinges (Volume I has more wear than Volume II). A sturdy set. Each volume contains a number of full-page steel plate engravings and numerous woodcuts both as text illustrations and as full-page illustrations themselves. There are 16 steel-plate engravings in Volume I and 14 in Volume II. One page in Volume I (the leaf for pages 25-26) has a horizontal tear with an old tape repair in the center. On page 25 there is only text. On page 26 there is a small text illustration (NOT one of the steel-plate engravings) of Rooster Rock (along the Columbia) which has the tape repair over it. We see one of the steel plate engravings that has a tear in the margin, but otherwise the plates seem clean and without tears. An attractive and sturdy set which often has binding issues.


Grammatical Analysis, with Progressive Exercises

By Dalgleish, Walter Scott. [and] Prof. A. H. Dundon (Preface).

New York: American Book Company. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo. 66 pages. Hardcover bound in quarter black leather with black cloth-covered boards. Light rubbing to the binding. A sound copy and clean within. Undated, but appears to be circa 1890s.


The Secret Service; The Field, the Dungeon and the Escape.

By Richardson, Albert

Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1865. Leather Bound. Fair. 8vo. 512 pages. Thick leatherbound volume - Leather has split on both hinges - covers still attached by cords, spine still attacted to volume tho peeling. Binding is worn and rubbed. Text is quite clean. A journalist's view on the Civil War.


No Villain Need Be. De Luxe Edition.

By Fisher, Vardis.

Caldwell: The Caxton Printers, Ltd., 1936. First Edition. . Hardcover. Near Fine. First Edition. 8vo. 387 pages. Bound in full black morocco with titles and front cover design in gilt. One of 75 of the De Luxe Edition, this copy out of series and is NOT signed and numbered. A Near Fine copy.


Lectures on the Nature and End of the Sacred Office, and on the Dignity, Duty, Qualifications, and Character, of the Sacred Order.

By Smith, John

Baltimore, Maryland: A. Neal, Bookseller, 1810. Leather Bound. Poor. 8vo. 300 pages. Leather bound hardcover. Damped with toning throughout, front cover hanging by two cords. Front cover is slightly bowed with leather chipping on upper corner. Leather has cracked on rear hinge, but the hinge is strong. Old mildew on preface and first page of text.


Elements of Art, a Poem; in Six Cantos; With Notes and a Preface; Including Strictures on the State of the Arts, Criticism, Patronage, and Public Taste

By Shee, Martin Archer

London: Printed for William Miller by W. Bulmer and Co., 1809. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 400 pages. Hardcover bound in 3/4 green morocco with red and blue marbled paper and with the top edge gilt. The binding is rubbed, especially the raised bands on the spine. Secure hinges. Marbled endpapers. The text is sound and clean. There is an 1868 prior owner's signature and notations on the verso of the front flyleaf.


Etwas fur's Herz auf dem Wege zur Ewigkeit

By Loskiel, Georg Heinrich

Budissin: George Gotthold Monse, 1804. Second Edition. . Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 676, (8) pages. Hardcover bound in original full leather. Moderate rubbing and wear to the binding. The corners are bumped, and the hinge to the front cover has been discretely reinforced. Headcap rebuilt with japanese tissue, stained to match the binding. All edges red. A sound copy with generally clean text. Loskiel (name is not on the title page) was a Moravian minister who moved to Pennsylvania in 1801 to become the Moravian bishop in North America. Text is in German.


Chap-Books and Folk-Lore Tracts (5 Volume Set) First Series. I: The History of Thomas Hickathrift. II: The History of the Seven Wise Masters of Rome. III: Mother Bunch's Close Newly Broke Open, and History of Mother Bunch of the West. IV: The History of Patient Grisel. 1619. V: The History of Sir Richard Whittington.

By Gomme, George L. [and] H. B. Wheatley.

London: Printed for the Villon Society, 1885. First Edition First Printing . Hardcover. Very Good. Small Quartos. 36; 180; 34; 46; 37 pages. Hardcovers bound in white parchment paper boards. The bindings have the appearance of vellum, but the bindings are not real vellum. The bindings show rubbing and some soiling from handling. All edges of text block are gilt. A sound set with secure inner hinges. Text is clean. The title of "The History of the Seven Wise Masters of Rome" contains several facsimile woodcuts based on the original 16th century edition. Some of the images are duplicated.


The Constitution and Standards of the Associate-Reformed Church in North America

By Anon

Pittsburgh, PA: Johnston and Stockton, 1832. Hardcover. Good. 12mo. 478 pages. Leatherbound hardcover. Recently rebacked in leather with a black leather label on the spine. Corners are bumped and rubbed. Covers are scuffed and rubbed. Inside front and rear covers have ink and pencil marks. Text is foxed. Page 329 has a 3.5 inch tear from the bottom edge but page is still quite readable.


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