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image of Knots Untied: Or, Ways and By-Ways in the Hidden Life of American Detectives. A Narrative of Marvelous Experiences Among All Classes of Society, - Criminals in High Life, Swindlers, Bank Robbers, Thieves, Lottery Agents, Gamblers, Necromancers, ...

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Hartford, CT: J.R. Burr and Hyde, 1871. xvi.665pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover. Case narratives of Civil War era New York police detective. Gilt decoration to front and spine, spine faded, edges and corners rubbed and frayed, with a one inch closed tear to upper left corner of front cover. Binding weakened but holding under front endpaper, sewn signatures remain… Read more
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The First Christmas Tree.

by Van Dyke, Henry

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Published
1897
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1897. Unpaginated. Very Good condition, brown cloth hardcover, gilt and black decoration to front and spine. Top edge gilt, fore edge and bottom pages are untrimmed. Illustrated frontis and 3 additonal plates by Howard Pyle. Possiby ex private library of The Babcock Club, with several discrete stamps on front endpaper, table of illustrations page and… Read more
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Natural Philosophy. For High Schools and Academies.The Cambridge Course of Physics

by Rolfe, W.J. And Gillet, J.A.

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Published
1874
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New York and Chicago: Potter, Ainsworth and Co., 1874. viii.405 pgs.+ 2 world maps. Good to Very Good condition original cloth hardcover. Overall wear and rubbing to edges and corners. Light foxin and penciled notes on front endpapers. Endpaper wear to rear hinge, binding sound. Colored frontis plate with intact protective tissue. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings and… Read more
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The Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier. Complete Edition.

by Whittier, John Greenleaf

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1884
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1884
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Company, 1884. xiii.543pgs. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt and black decoration to front and spine. Attractive, ompact and sound. Unmarked but for previous owner neatly penned on front enpaper. Includes a small clipping of a prayer by Frances Ripley Havergal (1876-1839) a religious poet. Pages slightly and evenly age toned. Closed tear to the middle of… Read more
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A Practical Handbook of Medical Chemistry.Applied to Clinical Research and the Detection of Poisons

by Greene, William H.

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1880
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Philadelphia: Henry C. Lea's Son & Co., 1880. xii. 310pgs+adv. Very Good cloth hardcover, dark green with gilt lettering to spine. Binding tight, owner name and bookplate on front endpaper, clean and unmarked but for a few scattered checkmarks and an underlined formula in the rear appendix section. Based in part on "Bowman's Medical Chemistry". Black and white illustrations throughout.… Read more
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Prescription Formula for Eye Wash, Rx [Vintage Ephemera]

by Thomas Dixon, Thomas Lamb

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New York Vintage prescription form. 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 "established… Read more
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Select British Poets, or New Elegant Extracts from Chaucer to the Present Time, With Critical Remarks. [Suppressed First Edition]

by Hazlitt, William

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1824
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London: Wm. C. Hall, 1824. 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… Read more
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Photogravures of Nineteen Pictures in the Louvre

by Hautecouer

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Place Not Indicated.: Not Stated Unpaginated. [circa pre-1906] Very Good condition navy blue cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front cover, boards affixed with vintage 3-hole binding clips which may allow removal of plates for framing if desired. Light rubbing to corners. Clean and unmarked but for gift inscription on front blank dated Dec. 21st, 1906. High quality cream colored paper.… Read more
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Palamon and Arcite or the Knight's Tale from Chaucer.

by Dryden, John. Edited By May Estelle Cook.

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Published
1898
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Chicago and New York: Scott, Foresman & Co. [The Lake English Classics], 1898. 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,… Read more
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The Court of Persia, Viewed in Connection with Scriptural Usages. Revised By Daniel P. Kidder.

by Kitto, John, D.D.

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1849
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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… Read more
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The Blue Flower

by Van Dyke, Henry.

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1902
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New York: Charles Scribners Sons, 1902. 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… Read more
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[Diseases of the Horse] Special Report on Diseases of the Horse.

by Pearson, Michener, Law, Harbaugh, Trumbower, Liautard, Holcombe, Huidekoper, Stiles, Mohler and Adams.

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Published
1907
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Washington: Government Printing Office, 1907. 608 pgs. Good condition brown cloth hardcover. Original binding sound. Wear and rubbing to cloth at corners and spine edges. Rubbed spots on cloth at top of spine, scattered worn spots on front and rear boards. Endpapers lightly foxed, internally very good, clean and unmarked. Numerous detailed illustrations in black and white and multi tone… Read more
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Essays. Second Series. (American Classic Series)

by Emerson, R.W.

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Published
1893
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Philadelphia: David McKay, 1893. 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… Read more
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A History of the Nineteenth Century Year By Year. Volume Three. [1857-1900]

by Emerson, Edwin, Jr.

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

by Von Hillern, Wilhelmine and Safford, M.J.

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1902
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Philadelphia: Drexel Biddle. , 1902. 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.. No Additional Printings… Read more
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The Passion Play of Ober-Ammergau. The Great Atonement at Golgotha.

by Drew, Mary Frances, translator.

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1900
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London: Burns & Oates, Ltd. , 1900. 12 mo. 132 pgs. Very Good condition hardbound. Green cloth. Very slight corner wear, light foxing to endpapers. Few unobtrusive pencilled notaions, else very clean and solid throughout. The complete text as translated from the German in 1881, "with the addition of the Choruses in Rhyme and Rhythm, in accordance with the Original,… Read more
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The White Mice.

by Davis, Richard Harding

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Published
1911
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons., 1911. 12 mo. 307 pgs. Very Good hardcover. Top edge gilt. Red cloth, gilt spine and cover decoration. Light edge and corner wear and spotty fading to cloth. Illustrated frontis and seven additional black and white plates by George Gibbs. Text clean and unmarked. #223.. Later Printing. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by George Gibbs.… Read more
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The Theory of the Modern Scientific Game of Whist [Pole on Whist]

by Pole, William

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1883
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New York: G.W. Carleton & Co., 1883. 16mo. 144pgs. Very Good condition dark green cloth with gilt lettering and publishers device on spine. Decorative blindstamping on both front and rear boards. Owner name in pencil on front endpaper, else clean and unmarked throught. Subtitle; From the last London Edition (1879) to Which is Added The Laws and Rules of… Read more
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