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EVOLUTION OF LIFE.

By Chapman, Henry C.

J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia: ., 1873. pp. 193 + 33 unnumbered leaves of plates (many of them quite curious). Partially unopened. Folding lithographed frontis map showing a 'Hypothetical Sketch of the Monophylitic Origin and the Diffusion of the 12 Varieties of Men from Lemuria over the Earth.' 8vo. 215 mm. Original full red cloth binding, worn. Hardbound. Good. Dr. Henry Cadwalader Chapman (1845-1909) was a famous Philadelphia physician, scientist, and historian who was long associated with the Museum of Natural History there. Near the end of this work Chapman posits the sunken land of Lemuria as the first birthplace of man. He located it somwhere between Southern Asia and Africa. PA15. Hardcover.

$40.00

ACCOUNT OF THE COLLEGE, ACADEMY AND CHARITABLE SCHOOL OF PHILADELPHIA IN PENNSYLVANIA.

By Smith, William; Woody, Thomas 1891-1960; Adams, Thomas R.

University of Pennsylvania Library, Philadelphia: ., 1951. pp. (6) 13-43, (1). 8vo. 215 mm. Plain paper over plain boards. Edited by Thomas R. Adams, this is the first separate appearance of the 18th century work by Provost William Smith (1727-1803) with a Commentary by Thomas Woody (1891-1960). Limited to 1000 copies printed by John Anderson for the Bicentennial Celebration of the founding of the University of Pennsylvania Library. PA 72L. Hardcover.

$12.00

LIGHTS AND SHADES OF "NORMAL". Souvenir. Wm. H. Roy, Book Binder.

By Saylor, B. Frank; Pennsylvania State Normal School (Millersville, PA).

B. Frank Saylor - Photographer, Lancaster, Pa: ., 1888. pp. 16 unnumbered leaves. Chiefly photogravure illustrations. Horizontal 16mo. 130 x 170 mm. String tied. All edges gilt. Stiff gilt lettered faux leather wraps. Some light soiling. Manuscript ownership: Miss Florence Watkins, Millersville, PA, XMas 1894. Very Good. Founded in 1855, Millersville University was established with the ideals that teacher preparation and classical learning are essential elements of public education and enlightened citizenship. It was the first Pennsylvania State Normal School. Scarce college photographic view book. 72 Rt. Soft cover.

$40.00

FORMAL OPENING OF FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE, COLLEGE, IN THE CITY OF LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA, JUNE 7, 1853.

By Hayes, A.L.; Nevin, J.W.; & Potter, Alonzo.

Printed by Order of the Trustees (by Jno. H, Pearsol, Saturday Evening Express Office, Lancaster, PA: ., 1853. pp. 44. 220 mm. Original colored printed wraps, with ads. Good. Franklin College was chartered in 1787, in Lancaster, PA on the site of a former brewery. It was named for Benjamin Franklin, who donated L200 to the new institution. Founded by four prominent ministers from the German Reformed Church and the Lutheran Church, in conjunction with numerous Philadelphians, the school was established as a German college whose goal was "to preserve our present republican system of government," and "to promote those improvements in the arts and sciences which alone render nations respectable, great and happy." Its first trustees included five signers of the Declaration of Independence, two members of the Constitutional Convention and seven officers of the Revolutionary War. The school's first courses were taught on July 16, 1787, with instruction taking place in both English and German, making it the first bilingual college in the United States. Franklin College was also America's first coeducational institution, with its first class of students composed of 78 men and 36 women. Among the latter was Richea Gratz, the first Jewish female college student in the United States. However, the coed policy was soon abandoned and it would take 182 years before women were again permitted to enroll in the school. In 1853 it merged with Marshall College of Mercersburg, PA. James Buchanan was named president of the first Franklin & Marshall board of trustees. S&S/AI 10602. PA72 Rt. Soft cover. Very Good.

$40.00

A REGULAR ENGLISH SYNTAX. Wherein is Exhibited the Whole Variety of English Construction, Properly Exemplified. Fifth American Edition.

By Buchanan, James (1753-1773).

Printed by Charles Cist, Philadelphia: ., 1792. pp. xxviii, (1)-196. Age stain. XLib bookplate of Lancaster Mechanics' Library Association on front paste down. XLib stamp on title page. **Early manuscript ownership of George Ross at several places in the book. First fly leaf torn with loss of a blank area. On this page is an early ink inscription: 'Man is nothing but Vanity." This George Ross is certainly a member of the famous PA Ross family (mainly of Philadelphia & Lancaster), but he is not the Signer of the Declaration of Independence. 12mo. 170 mm. Original full leather binding, worn. Front board detached. Title continues: 'To which is added the elegant manner of arranging words and members of sentences. The whole reduced to practice. For the use of private young gentlemen and ladies, as well as of our most eminent schools. Fifth American edition. Hardbound. Good. Evans 24513. EVANS1. Hardcover. Good.

$100.00

DIONYSIUS LONGINUS ON THE SUBLIME: In Greek, Together with the English Translation. By William Smith, Dean of Chester.

By Longinus.

Published by the Principals of Baltimore College (Edward Mitchett, Printer) Baltimore: ., 1810. pp. xix, (5), 103 [all in a fin small Greek typeface], 159. May lack a leaf of Preface, but this may be common to all examples of this version. 12mo. 180 mm. Original full leather binding. Spine mostly gone; and front board detached. The Very Revd. Dr William Smith (1711-1787) was Dean of Chester and a famed British Greek and Latin scholar. LongiusThe Very Revd. Dr William Smith (1711-1787) was Dean of Chester and a Greek and Latin scholar. This essay on the sublime is one of his most interesting works. The Greek type used here is most unusual for an early American printing. AMER IMP 1 / YHS. Hardcover.

$60.00

LESSONS IN ELOCUTION: Or a Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the Improvement of Youth in Reading and Speaking. The Sixth American, from the Fifth British Edition.

By Scott, William (1750-1804).

Printed by William Young, Philadelphia: ., 1796. pp. viii, (13)-436 + Four copper plates showing young boys practicing gestures. Mildly foxed and age stain. 12mo. 175 mm. Original full leather binding, worn and rubbed. Original leather spine label. Front board very fragile. Title continues: 'To which are prefixed Elements of Gesture, illustrated by four elegant copper-plates; and rules for expressing, with propriety, the various passions and emotions of the mind'. Sixth American from the Fifth British Edition. Hardbound. Binding poor. Text Very good. Very scarce. Evans 47910. Bristol B9696. EVANS1. Hardcover. Good.

$125.00

AN EASY GRAMMAR OF HISTORY, ANCIENT AND MODERN. Considerably Enlarged And Improved By Benjamin Davies. Fourth American Edition.

By Robinson, John (1774-1840).

Printed by Griggs & Co. for Bennett & Walton, Philadelphia: ., 1819. 180 p. Mildly XLib. 24mo. 145 mm. Original full leather binding, lightly worn. Spine ruled in gold gilt. Hardbound. Good. Title continues: 'Containing A Brief Expression Of The Leading Facts In History, Written So As To Be Readily Committed To Memory, With Questions And Exercises: By means of which history may be practically taught in schools.' Scarce. S&S/AI 49308. PAIMP 21. Hardcover.

$40.00

A CRITICAL PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY, AND EXPOSITOR OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. First American Edition.

By Walker, John. (1732-1807).

Printed by Budd and Bartram, for H. & P. Rice, et. al., Philadelphia: ., 1803. pp. cxxxi, (1), 990. Double column. Fore edge of title page torn with out loss. Lightly foxed. Early manuscript inscription on first fly leaf, 'Uriah Borton's book bought in the year 1812, price $2.25'. [This is likely: Uriah Borton 1776-1840]. Large 8vo. 220 mm. Original full leather binding, scuffed and worn. Front board detached. Hardbound. Very Good. Title continues: 'In Which not Only the Meaning of Every Word is Explained, and the Sound of Every Syllable Distinctly Shown but Where Words Are Subject to Different Pronunciations, the Reasons for Each Are Duly Considered. Rules to be observed by the Natives of Scotland, Ireland, and London.' Scarce First American Edition. S&S/AI 5527. ** PRICE JUST REDUCED!! PAIMP 20. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good.

$250.00

THE PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR, OR MATHEMATICS SIMPLIFIED.

By Mahan, Jason M.

Printed for the Author by Samuel Kling, Harrisburg: ., 1835. 304 p. Pages 9 & 10 and 183 & 184 torn without loss. Foxed. Early manuscript ownership of Rudolph Wissler bought in the year 1836, price 75 cents. 16mo. 175 mm. Original full leather binding. Corners worn with loss. Original leather spine label. Title continues: 'Comprising Every Thing Necessary In Arithmetic Book Keeping, Conveyancing, Mensuration, And Guaging, To Form And Complete The Man Of Business. The Whole Upon An Improved Plan. Not Only Adapted To Private Instruction, But Also To The Use Of Schools'. Hardbound. Good. Rudolph Wissler was probably from Lancaster PA. PAIMP10. Hardcover.

$75.00

THE ENGLISH READER, OR PIECES IN PROSE AND POETRY; Selected From The Best Writers.

By Murray, Lindley (1745-1826).

Edwin T.Scott, Philadelphia: ., 1821. 263 p. Age stain. Early manuscript ownership of Miss Eliza Eckert Jan. 5th, 1824. Mildly XLib. XLib stamp of Lebanon County Historical Society on front paste down. 12mo. 180 mm. Original full leather binding, worn and scuffed. Original leather spine label. Small loss at head and tail of spine. Boards fragile. Hardbound. Good. Title continues: 'Designed To Assist Young Persons To Read With Propriety And Effect; To Improve Their Language And Sentiments; And To Inculcate Some Of The Most Important Principles Of Piety And Virtue.' From The Last English Edition. Born near Harrisburg, PA, Murray moved to a Quaker community in York, England, after the American Revolution. He wrote and published textbooks that came to be standard in dominate British and American schools during the first half of the 19th century. S&S/AI 6163. PAIMP 23. Hardcover.

$25.00

THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SINGING BOOK: A Collection Of Original And Other Songs, Odes, Hymns, Anthems, And Chants Used In The Various Public Schools.

By Public School Singing Book.

(Stereotyped by S. Douglas Wyeth for) Leary & Getz, Philadelphia: ()., 1848. 160 p. Title page illustrated with a drawing of a desk and books. Dampstain. Foxed. Signatures loose. Early pencil manuscript ownership of L. Nettie Bowen, West End School Bridgeton, NJ on front paste down. Another early ownership. 32mo. 110 mm. Original leather spine over printed paper boards. Binding very worn with loss head of spine and boards. Hardbound. Fair. This handy little songster includes Temperance Songs. PAIMP 23. Hardcover.

$50.00

PRINCIPLES OF POLITENESS, AND OF KNOWING THE WORLD; By the Late Lord Chesterfield. With Additions by the Rev. Dr. John Trusler.

By Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of, (1694-1773); Trusler, John (1735-1820).

Printed for Mathew Carey, Philadelphia: ., 1800. 106 p. LACKS last leaf of index and fly leaves. Last leaf of text very worn with loss and old crude tape repairs. Dampstain. 24mo. 140 mm. Original binding very worn. Crude paper covers over old binding. Hardbound. Poor. Title continues: 'Containing every Instruction necessary to complete the Gentleman and Man of Fashion to teach him a Knowledge of Life, and make him well received in all Companies. For the Improvement of Youth; Yet not Beneath the Attention of Any'. Scarce. Evans 38553. PALIB 6. Hardcover.

$50.00

A GRAMMAR OF CHEMISTRY, WHEREIN THE PRINCIPLES OF THE SCIENCE ARE FAMILIARIZED BY A VARIETY OF EASY AND ENTERTAINING EXPERIMENTS.By the Rev. D. Blair and corrected and revised by Benjamin Tucker.

By (Phillips, Sir Richard).

(Printed by Stiles for) David Hogan, Philadelphia: ., 1810. 180 p. + Frontis. Dampstain. Foxed. Browned. Lacks fly leaves. 24mo. 140 mm. Disbound. Poor. Title continues: 'With Questions For Exercise, And A Glossary Of Terms In Common Use. Intended as an Elementary Book for Schools and a Companion for private Students, particularly those who wish to attend popular Lectures. SCARCE. S&S/AI 21077. PAIMP 10.

$50.00

A PLAN FOR THE CONDUCT OF FEMALE EDUCATION, IN BOARDING SCHOOLS, PRIVATE FAMILIES, AND PUBLIC SEMINARIES.

By Darwin, Erasmus (1731-1802).

Printed by John Ormrod, Philadelphia: ., 1798. pp. (12), (9)-188, (197)-308, (4) [Publisher's catalogue]. LACKS frontis and front fly leaves. Small woodcut devices. Apparently most examples lack the frontis. Very lightly foxed. Printed bookplate of A.D. Kille on front paste down. 12mo. 175 mm. Original full leather binding, scuffed and worn. Remnants of original leather spine label. Spine worn with loss at head and upper joint. Title continues: 'To Which Are added, Rudiments of Taste, in a Series of Letters from a Mother to Her Daughters'. Initially published in London in 1797. The series of letters were written by one Mrs. Pettle. Darwin, grandfather of the famed naturalist, was a highly regarded physician in England, but also dabbled in poetry, botany, inventions, and evolutionist and social theories. Hardbound. Good. Text very good though it lacks the frontis (as in most examples). Evans 33601. Scarce First American edition. **PRICE JUST REDUCED! PALIB 6. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

$300.00

A GEOGRAPHICAL HAND BOOK: Or, A Description Of The Different Countries, With Their Several, Sub-Divisions Into Provinces, Cantons Or States; As Also A Concise Outline Of The Principal Cities, Towns And Villages.

By Harris, Alex.

Printed At The Daily Express Office, Lancaster, PA: ., 1862. pp. 427, (1) [Errata]. Manuscript ownership of H. K. Spurrier, Lancaster, PA on front paste down. 8vo. 210 mm. Original embossed cloth binding. Front board detached. Spine mostly perished. Hardbound. Good. Title continues: 'Of Each Giving Their Kind Of Manufactures, Population, And Notable Events Of History; With A Copious Index. Adapted As An Aid To The Student Of History.' First Edition. PAIMP 24. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

$75.00

THE GIRARD COLLEGE AND ITS FOUNDER: Containing The Biography Of Mr. Girard.

By Arey, Henry W.

(Stereotyped by J. Fagan for) C. Sherman, Printer, Philadelphia: ., 1852. pp. (4), 5-85, (2) Names of the Board of Directors and Officers + Portrait frontis and view of college. Frontis very foxed. Early manuscript ownership of Isaac Wayne Holstein, December 10th AD 1852 on first fly leaf. Manuscript insert of the building committee, Girard college and Penna hospital in manuscript and short hand notations. Light foxing. 12mo. 195 mm. Original green embossed cloth binding, mildly rubbed. Title continues: 'The History Of The Institution, Its Organization And Plan Of Discipline, With The Course Of Education, Forms Of Admission Of Pupils, Description Of The Buildings, etc.etc. And The Will Of Mr. Girard'. First Edition. Hardbound. Very good. Stephen Girard (1750-1831), born in Bordeaux France, arrived in Philadelphia in 1776. Through international shipping and merchant activities he became one of the richest men of his time. Starting in 1811 he made an additional fortune as America's first Private Banker. In this role he helped finance the U.S. through the War of 1812. With the assistance of noted attorney William J. Duane, (1780-1865), in the 1820s, he wrote a long will and testament, outlining every detail of how his fortune would be used. He delighted in keeping the document secret, knowing that everyone wondered what would happen to his fortune. Immediately after his death in 1831, the provisions of his will were made public. In addition to extensive personal and institutional bequests, he left the bulk of his fortune to the city of Philadelphia to build and operate a residential school for impoverished orphans. This innovative social vision was considered extremely unusual both then and now: to use the Girard fortune not to endow another so-called "Ivy League" college or university but to assist children in need. In 1831, the bequest was the largest single act of philanthropy up to that time in American history, and the basis for Girard College. Nice copy. PAIMP 23. 1st Edition. Hardcover.

$50.00

LIVES OF REMARKABLE YOUTH, OF BOTH SEXES.

By Anonymous.

E. Littell, Philadelphia: ., 1830. 222 p. + Engraved Frontis of Princess Victoria with original tissue guard. Text beginning to brown. XLib bookplate of Juniata College Library. School gift book with print and manuscript from the Albany Academy to Joseph B. Brown the best in his class in English Grammar & improvement in penmanship, 1831. T. Romeyn Beck, Principal on front paste down. 24mo. 150 mm. Red leather spine over paper covered boards. Spine perished. Joseph B. Brown printed in gold gilt on red leather front joint. Hardbound. Fair. Title continues 'Contents. Sir Thomas Lawrence, Angela De La Moriniere, Mozart, The Admirable Crichton, Volney Beckner, Condiac De Montcalm, Blaise Pascal, Lady Jane Grey, and Edward The Sixth'. S&S/AI 2259. PALIB 4. Hardcover.

$75.00

A SHORT, PLAIN, COMPREHENSIVE, PRACTICAL LATIN GRAMMAR, COMPRISING ALL THE RULES AND OBSERVATIONS NECESSARY TO AN ACCURATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LATIN CLASSICS. The Fourth Edition Improved.

By Ross, James (1744-1827).

Printed by Fry and Kammerer for B.B. Hopkins and Co., Philadelphia: ., 1811. pp. xii, (1)-180. Text very browned. 12mo. 175 mm. Original full leather binding, worn and scuffed. Hardbound. Good. James Ross was Professor of the Latin and Greek Languages in Philadelphia. S&S/AI 23832. Fourth edition. PALIB 4. Hardcover.

$100.00

THE AMERICAN'S GUIDE: Comprising The Declaration Of Independence; The Articles Of Confederation; The Constitution Of The United States: And The Constitutions Of The Several States Composing The Union.

By American's Guide.

(Griggs & Dickinson, Whitehall for) Towar & Hogan, Philadelphia: ., 1828. pp. 478, (1) [Index]. Early manuscript ownership of A. Randall on title page and first fly leaf. Foxed. 12 mo. 140 mm. Full leather binding; boards detached & spine very worn. The patriotic text includes: Includes: the Declaration of Independence; the Articles of Confederation; the Constitution of the U.S. with Amendments; and the Constitutions of the first 24 states ending with Missouri. Hard Cover. S&S/AI 31988. PAIMP 21. Hardcover.

$100.00

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