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By Schmucker, Samuel.

John E. Potter and Company, Philadelphia: Ca. ., 1860. 432 p. No frontis. 12 mo. 190mm. Attractive publisher's full brown cloth binding decorated in gilt and black. Hardbound. Very Good. Samuel Simon Schmucker (1799-1873) was a German-American Lutheran pastor and theologian. He was integral to the founding of the Lutheran church body known as the General Synod, as well as the oldest continuously-operating Lutheran seminary (Gettysburg Seminary) and college in North America (Gettysburg College). Later in his career, Schmucker became a controversial figure because of his theological positions, in particular his approach to the Lutheran Confessions. Outside of the church, Schmucker was a noted abolitionist. His theological position was a mix of "Puritanism, Pietism, and shallow Rationalism" rather than the pure Lutheranism of his day. This is one of his main work outside of the theological realm. AMER PRES. 2. Hardcover.



By Suetonius Tranquillus, Caius; Beroaldo, Filippo; Sabellico, Antonio; Victor, Sextus Aurelius.

Per Simonen [sic] cognomento Bevilaqua Papiensem, Venetiis (Simon Bevilaqua, Venice): ., 1496. [354] leaves. Woodcut initial letters. Latin text surrounded by extensive notes and commentary. Folio. 300 mm. Old vellum backed marbled boards binding. Collates complete. Armorial bookplate of Sir Henry Edward Bunbury 7th Baronet (1778-1860), son of the famed caricaturist Henry William Bunbury. He was a distinguished British soldier and historian. Old damp stain and a slightly damaged first leaf. Stains continue through the first signature, and sometimes elsewhere, but not obtrusive. Stain and loss on the last four leaves. The printer's mark has a poor old repair that does diminish it's attractiveness. Still, a very typical classical work of the Incunabula era. Hardbound. Good. Suetonius (ca. 69-122 AD) was a Roman historian who was the private secretary of Emperor Hadrian. His work, De vita Caesarum [Concerning the Lives of the (Twelve) Caesars] survives almost in full. For each Emperor he tells a tale of each life that includes: their appearance; omens; family history; quotes; and then significant events. He covers: Julius Caesar; Augustus; Tiberius; Caligula; Claudius; Nero; Galba; Otho; Vitellius; Vespian; Titus; and Domitian. His work provides the best available history of the Julio-Claudians 30 B.C.-68 A.D. and the Flavians 69-96 A.D. In these records he does little to hide the sexual activities or moral depravity of the Roman court. Goff S-827; Hain-Copinger 15128; BMC V p. 521. CHEST 2/1. Hardcover.


MEMOIRES DE LA VIE PRIVEE DE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. Ecrits Par Lui-Meme, Et Adresses A Son Fils. Suivis dun Precis Historique, et de plusieurs Pieces, relatives a ce Pere de la Liberte.

By Franklin, Benjamin.

Chez Buisson, libraire, rue Haute-feuille, no. 20, Paris: ., 1791. pp. vi, 156, [207] (pp.204-7 misnumbered 360-63). 8vo. 220 mm. In this example the last three leaves of the table of contents are photo copies. It is remarkable though that the original front wrap (made out of printers' waste) and printed spine label are present. First Edition of Franklin's famous Autobiography which preceded the English edition by two years. Querard attributes most of this French version to Dr. Jacques Gibelin (1744-1828). Ford notes that the part written by Franklin alone covers to the year 1731 with the remainder of his life translated from Wilmer's Memoirs of Franklin, with considerable alterations. Aside from Poor Richard's Almanac, the Autobiography is Franklin's best known and most important work. A classic piece of American biography,wherein Franklin tells the story of his climb, from poverty to success and influence, with the aid of thrift, frugality, industry, and wit. It is also one of the best pictures of life in Philadelphia during his youth and middle age. Franklin is wonderfully frank about people with whom he was involved and his own motives for his actions. Even today, it is a worthwhile read for anyone interested in the history and character of Colonial and Revolutionary America. Ref: Howes F323 (b); Streeter Sale 4171; Ford 383 (pp. 183-184); Grolier American 100, 21; Sabin 25549. EXTREMELY RARE. UNCUT - IN THE ORIGINAL WRAPS WITH LABEL. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! CHEST 1/3. 1st Edition. Soft cover.



By Debrett, John.

Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington; T. Egerton; J. Stockdale; W. Miller; Clarke and Sons; Crosby and Co.; Cuthell and Martin; R. Lea; and J. Harding, London: ., 1806. Volume One (of 2?). pp. lxxvi, 40 [Engraved Coats of Arms etc.], 409 +Plus frontis portrait of King George III. 16 mo. 140 mm. Original gilt tooled spine remains. Both boards not present. John Debrett (1753-1822) first produced this famous and essential guide to the British Peerage in 1769. Though the 1805 edition is sometimes encountered this 1806 'handy' version is very scarce. It was probably heavilly used by tradesmen that had or sought custom with the Peerage. CHEST 2/1. Hardcover.


MEMOIRES SUR LA VIE ET LES OUVRAGES DE M. TURGOT, Ministre d'Etat. Premiere partie.

By Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel.

Philadelphie [i.e. Paris]: [i.e. Barrois l'aine]: ., 1782. pp. (x), 148. 8vo. 220 mm. Self wraps - unbound; uncut; deckle edged. Title page soiled. Early ms. ownership at the top of the t.p., but we can't make it out. Issued under a false imprint, this rare biography of the French finance minister Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de l'Auline (1727-1781) is attributed to Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) who was a French writer, economist, publisher and government official. During the French Revolution, he, his two sons and their families immigrated to the United States (1799). His son Eleuthere Irenee du Pont was the founder of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. He was the patriarch and progenitor of one of the United States' most successful and wealthiest business dynasties of the 19th and 20th centuries. FR4. Soft cover.


LETTERS CONTAINING A SKETCH OF THE POLITICS OF FRANCE. From the Thirty-First of May 1793, Till the Twenty-Eighth of July 1794, and of the Scenes which have Passed in the Prisons of Paris.

By Williams, Helen Maria (1762-1827).

Printed for Mathew Carey, William Young, Thomas Dobson, H. & P. Rice and John Ormrod, Philadelphia: ., 1796. 283 p. XLib stamp of the Lancaster Mechanics' Society on title page. Mildly browned and foxed. 12mo. 170 mm. Original full leather binding, worn. Front board detached. Rear board very fragile. Loss at head of spine. Hardbound. Good. An early political work by a female writer, reprinted from the English edition. The writer provides an interesting perspective on one of the most turbulent periods of European history. This 2nd U.S. edition includes an important section on Paris prisons. Evans 31634. EVANS1. Hardcover.


AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF THAT ANCIENT SERVANT OF JESUS CHRIST, JOHN RICHARDSON, Giving a Relation of many of his Trials and Exercises in his Youth, and his Services in the Work of the Ministry, in England, Ireland, America, etc.

By Richardson, John.

Printed and sold by Joseph Crukshank, Philadelphia: ., 1783. pp. vi, 236, (2) [Publisher's catalogue]. Browned but not brittle. First fly leaf chipped. Pencil manuscript ownership of Jacob Paxson on first fly leaf and title page. 12mo. 195 mm. Nice original full leather binding, slightly scuffed. Raised bands. John Richardson (1667-1753) was an English Quaker minister who preached extensively in England, and then set out for America as an evangelist, arriving in Maryland in 1701 after a 16-week crossing. He spent more than two years there, ceaselessly touring and disputing with Quakers and non-Quakers, on one occasion accompanying William Penn to treat with some American Indians, who made a favourable impression on him. He also visited Bermuda and Barbados. First American Edition. Evans 18158; Sabin 71023. Hardbound. Good. EVANS1. 1st Edition. Hardcover.



By Large, Laura Antoinette Stevers.

W.A. Wilde & Company, Boston:, 1928. pp. (iv), 192. 12mo. 200mm. +Plus 11illustrations including frontis. Publisher's full cloth binding in beige with illustration in orange depicting Charles Lindbergh. Spine lettered in black. Color is bright and illustration is rubbed. Hardbound. Very Good. NW70. Hardcover. Very Good.


THE FEMALE REVIEW: OR, MEMOIRS OF AN AMERICAN YOUNG LADY (Deborah Sampson). Whose Life and Character are Peculiarly Distinguished - Being a Continental Soldier, for nearly Three Years, in the Late American War. By a Citizen of Massachusetts.

By (Mann, Herman) [1772-1833].

Printed by Nathaniel and Benjamin Heaton, for the Author, Dedham, MA: ., 1797. pp. xv, (17)-258, (6) [Subscriber's list] + Portrait frontis of Deborah Sampson. INCOMPLETE. LACKS pages 141-252 in the Appendix. Many pages torn and chipped. Inside hinges of frontis, title page and some pages very stained, old glue? Early manuscript inscription 'Wilhelmina Stuart presented by Mrs. John Bonsal, January the 9th A.D. 1807' on verso of frontis. On title page Jno. Bonsal now Mrs. Stuart's. 12mo. 175 mm. Rebound in a modern maroon leather binding. Deborah Sampson was the first American woman known to cross-dress in order to serve in the Continental Army in 1782 under the name Robert Shurtliff. After the war she contracted a fever and in the hospital and was found to be a woman. Title continues: 'With an Appendix containing characteristic traits, by different hands: her taste for economy, principles of domestic education, etc'. Evans 32417. Hardbound. Poor. RARE. **PRICE JUST REDUCED!EVANS1. Hardcover. Good.


MATRIKEL pa den IX Fr. Pr. underydande H.U. och H.V. Provincial-Logen N:o 3. uti Linkoping med derunder horande Loger.

By Linkoping Sweden; Masonic Register with Manuscript additions.

Axel Petre, Linkoping: /1829., 1828. pp. 38 (8)[Printed Register] + **Interleaved with numerous blank leaves, filled with early (1829) manuscript corrections, additions, etc. 24 mo. 135 mm. Original stiff marbled paper wraps. This is a very early Swedish Freemason's register, containing members and officers for several different lodges. It is also a handy 'Who's Who' and general directory of church and government officials, professionals, military officers, nobility, etc. in Linkoping, Sweden and the surrounding region. Corrected and updated (to 1829) in manuscript. Linkoping is an ancient city in southern middle Sweden. Its current population is over 100000. Linkoping is also the episcopal see of the Diocese of Linkoping (Church of Sweden) and is well known for its cathedral. Linkoping is the center of an old cultural region that dates back to 13th century. Nowadays, Linkoping is known for its university and its high-technology industries (including Saab aircraft engines). This little Masonic guide is extremely scarce. We can locate no other examples in any library world wide. SAFE ADD 1. Soft cover. Very Good.


THE LIFE OF BARON FREDERIC TRENCK. As Contained in the Fourth Volume; Being the most Important. Translated from the German. Bound With: THE LIFE OF. Containing His Adventures.

By Trenck, Baron Friedric.

Printed for Robert Campbell, Philadelphia: ., 1794. Two works bound in one: pp. 68; 256 + Portrait frontis. according to Evans the 2nd work should be bound first. Age stain. Browned. All signatures loose. Early ownership that appears to be Beiler (a common Amish name). Pages 107/108 torn without loss. 12mo. 180 mm. Loose in the original full leather binding; worn. Baron Trenck, Imprisoned in 1745, at Glatz under the guard of Heinrich August de la Motte Fouque. The King ordered that Friedrich had to sit on his own gravestone. In 1746 Trenck escaped. Then, in 1749, he obtained an employment as Rittmeister of an imperial cuirassier regiment in Hungary. He traveled to Russia where he, or so he claimed, became gentleman of the bed chamber in the court of Tsarina Elizabeth of Russia. He fell in love with a married woman, whose name he never revealed. In 1753, he went to Danzig for the funeral of his mother, but was again captured on the orders of Frederick II and was sent to the Citadel Magdeburg. To prevent him from attempting to escape, they fastened his hands, feet, and body with heavy chains and manacles. In 1763, he was released through the intervention of Empress Maria Theresa. During the next ten years he led an active life - writing literature, running a wine trading business, and travelling to England and France. His autobiography (1787) was first translated into English by Thomas Holcroft, an officer of the Royal Artillery. It became popular reading in the late 18th century. Evans 27814. EVANS1. Hardcover. Good.



By Thiebault, Dieudonne (1733-1807).

Published by E. Bronson, at the Office of the United States' Gazette, Philadelphia: ., 1806. Two Volumes: pp. x, (1)-433; pp. iv, (1)-438. XLib bookplate of Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Library on front paste downs. XLib stamp on title pages and elsewhere. Foxed. Marbled endpapers. 8vo. 220 mm. Original full leather bindings, rubbed. Front board cracked at joint. Autograph ownership of Patton Ross (1778-1845). At his death he was the oldest member of the Bar in Lancaster, PA. Title continues: 'Collected During a Familiar Intercourse of Twenty Years With That Prince. Translated From the French of Dieudonne Thiebault'. Contents include such subject headings as: Frederic in his normal conversation; In his studies, his opinions and his literary compositions; Frederic the First; William the First; The Queen of Prussia; William-Augustus; William the Second; Prince Henry; Prince Ferdinand; Princess Ulrica; Queen Dowager of Sweden; Princess Amelia of Prussia, Abbess of Qeudlinberg; The Duchess of Brunswick and her children; Festivals, Marriages and Travellers; Schaffskotsch, Schlaberndorff and Bastiani; Poelnitz; Madame de Troussel; Foreign Ambassadors. civil government of Frederic; Of Laws; Foreign Affairs; The Grand Directory; Finances; Military Government - General Ziethen - Mullendorff - General Brewer - General Ramin - Lentulus - General de Pirch; His Academy, His Schools, and his Friends, Literary & Philosophical; Etc. Etc. PAIMP 21. Hardcover.


THE LIFE OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN; With Many Choice Anecdotes And Admirable Sayings Of This Great Man. Never Before Published By Any Of His Biographers.

By Weems, M.(Mason) L.(Locke) (1759-1825).

Stereotyped by L. Johnson, Published by Uriah Hunt, Philadelphia: ., 1835. 239 p. + 6 plates. Dampstained. First few signatures very dampstained. Loss of some letters on pages 127/128. Small oval loss on title page and first few pages. 170 mm. Disbound. Along with this comes a rebound and incomplete volume of the same edition. S&S/AI 35331. PAIMP 23.


PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE OF WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ. With Several Of His Most Intimate Friends. Now First Published From The Originals In The Possession Of His Kinsman, John Johnson. First American Edition.

By Cowper, William.

Printed by William Brown for E. Littell, A. Small, H.S. Carey & I Lea, et. al., Philadelphia; and Collins & Hannay, New York: ., 1824. pp. xxiii, (25)-385. Early manuscript ownership of S. N. Dickinson in title page. Age stain. 8vo. Original leather binding, very worn. Front board detached. Spine perished. Hardbound. Text Good. William Cowper (1731-1800) was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry. After being institutionalised for insanity (1763-1765, Cowper found refuge in a fervent evangelical Christianity, the inspiration behind his much-loved hymns. His poem 'Light Shining out of Darkness' gives us the phrase: 'God moves in a mysterious way / His wonders to perform.' He also wrote a number of anti-slavery poems including 'The Negro's Complaint' (1788) which rapidly became very famous, and was often quoted by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His most famous work was 'The Task'. The collection of Cowper's correspondence was first published in 1823 from the original letters in the possession of his kinsman John Johnson. First American edition. SCARCE. S&S/AI 15885. PAIMP 10. 1st Edition. Hardcover.



By Teignmouth, John Shore, Baron; Jones, William.

(Printed by Robert Carr), Printed for the Proprietors, Wm. Poyntell & Co., Philadelphia: ., 1805. pp. x, (1), (1)-419, 102 [Appendix] + Portrait Frontis and a printed facsimile of Lord Teignmouth's handwriting. Ownership torn from top corner of title page. Mildly XLib. 8vo. 220 mm. Original full leather binding, worn and rubbed. Spine worn and cracked. Hardbound. Good. John Shore, 1st Baron Teignmouth (1751-1834) was a British official of the East India Company who served as Governor-General of Bengal from 1793 to 1797. In 1798 he was created Baron Teignmouth in the Peerage of Ireland. Shore was the first president of the British and Foreign Bible Society.[1] A close friend of the orientalist Sir William Jones (1746-1794), Shore edited this memoir of Jones's life in 1804, containing many of Jones's letters. S&S/AI 9459. PAIMP 22. Hardcover.



By Prior, James (1790?-1869).

E.L. Carey & A. Hart, Philadelphia: ., 1837. 550 p. Foxed. Early manuscript ownership of John Bair (York County, PA). Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. 8vo. 220 mm. Original full leather binding, rubbed. Original leather spine label. Raised bands. Hardbound. Good. S&S/AI 46432. PAIMP 22. Hardcover.



By Aikin, John (1747-1822); Hayley, William (1745-1820); Howard, John (1726-1790).

Printed for John Ormrod, by William W. Woodward, at Franklin's Head, Philadelphia: ., 1794. pp. 196, (1) [Subscription promotion] + (3) [Publisher's advertisement and catalogue] + Engraved portrait frontis of John Howard engraved by Thackara & Vallance, Philadelphia, 1794, signed in plate. Original paper guard for frontis. Age stain. Handsome manuscript ownership of Edward Dowers, January 1796 on verso of frontis. Subscribers' names pages 187-197. 12mo. 17 mm. Original full leather binding, worn. Corners rubbed with loss. Front board fragile. Spine rubbed and worn. Remnants of original leather spine label. Hardbound. Good. John Howard (1726-1790) was a philanthropist and the first English prison reformer. 'His detailed proposals for improvements were designed to enhance the physical and mental health of the prisoners and the security and order of the prison. His recommendations pertaining to such matters as the prison location, plan and furnishings, the provision of adequate water supply, and prisoner's diet promoted hygiene and physical health.' In 1777, Howard's sister died, leaving him L15,000 and her house. He used this inheritance and the revenue from the sale of her house to further his work on prisons. By 1784, Howard calculated that he had travelled over 42,000 miles visiting prisons. His crusade and personal example greatly influenced reformers in the U.K. and the U.S. Evans 26543. PALIB 6. Hardcover.


THE LIFE OF BAMPFYLDE MOORE CAREW, SOMETIME KING OF THE BEGGARS; Containing An Accurate History Of His Travels, Voyages, And Adventures.

By (Carew, Bampfylde Moore) [1693-1758].

Printed by Ann Cochran for William M'Carty, Philadelphia: ., 1813. pp. (1) [Title page], (1)-94. Dampstain. Lacks front fly leaves. An added engraved portrait from another source pasted onto front paste down. Mildly XLib. 24mo. 140 mm. Original leather spine over printed paper boards. **Unusual pictorial printed paper boards binding. Front board reproduces title page in full. Rear board has 2 woodcuts, an American eagle with stars, shield, arrows. Second woodcut of an owl in a tree. Boards worn. Front board dampstained. Leather spine worn with loss. Hardbound. Good. Title continues: 'A Description of the Origin, Government, Laws and Customs of the Gipsies; the Method of electing their King; and an Account of the Characters assumed by the Author to practice his Deceptions.' Numerous versions of this book exist, variously ascribed to Robert Goadby (1721-1778), Mrs. Goadby, Thomas Price, and Carew himself. This little early American edition is scarce, especially in this binding. S&S/AI 28946. PAIMP 25. Hardcover.


MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF JOHN CALVIN, To Which Is Prefixed, A Brief Sketch Of The History Of The Reformation. Printed from the last London Edition, with Additions. Second American Edition.

By Mackenzie, John (1806-1848).

(Printed by J. Robertson, Dover, DE for) Towar & Hogan, Philadelphia: ., 1827. 320 p. + Portrait Frontis. Uncut, deckle edged. Dampstain. Browned. Early manuscript ownership of R.W. Riddle on title page. Penciled manuscript ownership 'James McCune's Book Sept. 1864 on first fly leaf. 12mo. 175 mm. Old linen spine over paper covered boards, worn. Remnants of paper spine label. Hardbound. Fair. SCARCE. S&S/AI 29579. PAIMP 21. Hardcover.



By Scott, Sir Walter, bart. (1771-1832).

(Stereotyped by J. Howe for) Carey & Lea, Philadelphia: ., 1831. pp. (4) [Publisher's catalogue], (iii)-viii, (9)-288, 12 [Publisher's catalogue], 4 [Encyclopaedia Americana prospective] + Engraved portrait frontis with original tissue guard. Text beginning to brown but not brittle. First signature loose. 12mo. 180 mm. Original cloth binding, worn. Front board detached. Spine very worn with loss. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, (1771-1832) was an extremely popular Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire.'Compiled by Henry D. Gilpin from Scott's introductions and notes to the editions of 'his own works' published between 1827 and 1831' British Museum catalogue. Hardbound. Poor binding. S&S/AI 9123. PAIMP 10. Hardcover.


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