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A PSALM OF LIFE.

By Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.

Cupples & Leon, New York:, 1909. pp. 12 +Plus 10 color lithographs. 8vo. 180mm. Original publisher's padded vellum covered color illustrated boards lettered in gilt. Cover depicts gorgeous floral pattern with bugs. Spine blank. Gilt bright and cover mildly soiled. Binding tight. Corners bumped. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. NW61. Hardcover. Very Good.

$30.00

HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING.

By Wesley, Charles.

Cupples & Leon, New York: [], 1920. pp. 16 +Plus 6 color lithographs. 8vo. 180mm. Original publisher's vellum covered color lithograph boards lettered in gilt. Cover illustration cover front and back boards and depicts a gilt star hanging on a holly branch with a woman's face on it. Spine blank. Gilt rubbed and cover mildly soiled. Binding fragile. Corners tearing. Title page printed in black, gilt, and red. Contents clean. Hardbound. Good. NW61. Hardcover. Good.

$35.00

THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH.

By Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.

Cupples & Leon, New York: [], 1900. pp. 16 +Plus 6 color lithographs. 8vo. 170mm. Original publisher's vellum covered color lithograph boards lettered in gilt. Cover depicts a blacksmith set in a circular frame surrounded by pink flowers. Spine blank. Gilt rubbed and cover mildly soiled. Binding fragile. Corners tearing. Contents clean. Hardbound. Good. NW61. Hardcover. Very Good.

$30.00

HIS PA'S ROMANCE: With Illustrations by Will Vawter and a Portrait by John Cecil Clay.

By Riley, James Whitcomb

Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis;, 1903. pp. x, 168 +Plus 4 plates of illustrations including frontis portrait and line-drawn illustrations throughout the text. 8vo. 200mm. Original publisher's full red cloth boards decorated with gilt. Spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Spine faded with slight ding to the head of spine. Corners slightly bumped. Cover slightly dirtied with some rubbing to gilt. Manuscript ownership of 'Wilson from Bessie & Ralph' Contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. NW58. Hardcover. Very Good.

$20.00

THE NEW TIMON. A Romance of London. Second American, from the Third London Edition.

By Lytton, Baron Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Carey and Hart, Philadelphia:, 1847. pp. 208. 16mo. 180mm. Original publisher's full red cloth binding decorated in blind and gilt. Spine decorated and lettered similarly in gilt. Boards mildly soiled near edges. Spine dirtied and rubbed with wear near the head and base. Corners bumped. Font gutter cracking slightly. Contents lightly foxed. Hardbound. Very Good. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, (1803-1873) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was immensely popular with the reading public and wrote a stream of bestselling novels which earned him a considerable fortune. He coined the phrases 'the great unwashed', 'pursuit of the almighty dollar', 'the pen is mightier than the sword', 'dweller on the threshold', and the well-known and much-parodied opening line 'It was a dark and stormy night'. After his death, Bulwer-Lytton suffered a tremendous decline in reputation and today is best known for the 'dark and stormy night' line and the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, to determine the opening sentence of the worst of all possible novels. NW51. Hardcover. Very Good.

$60.00

THE POETRY OF THE PSALMS, For Readers of the English Bible.

By Van Dyke, Henry.

T.Y. Crowell & Co., New York:, 1900. pp. 26. 12mo. 190mm. Publisher's green cloth binding with cover stamped in gilt with unusual almost embroidered pattern. Floral gilt cover design. Gilt is on cover. Top edge gilt. Spine faded, worn, and fraying. Corners worn. Printed in red and black. Binding tight and contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. Henry Jackson van Dyke Jr. (1852-1933) was an American author, educator, foreign minister, and clergyman. The binding was probably designed by - Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867-1944) a 20th-century American designer, illustrator, and author. She is best known for her book covers in the Art Nouveau style. NW59. Hardcover. Very Good.

$25.00

MUSIC AND OTHER POEMS.

By Van Dyke, Henry.

C. Scribner's Sons, New York:, 1909. pp. viii, 116. 12mo. 190mm. Publisher's green cloth binding with cover stamped in gilt. Cover design with birds and instruments set in bright gilt. Top edge gilt. Spine lettered in gilt. Cover is clean with mild fading around edges. Spine is faded. Corners sharp. Titled page printed in red and black. First edition signed by the author on the inside flyleaf. Binding tight and contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good+. Henry Jackson van Dyke Jr. (1852-1933) was an American author, educator, foreign minister, and clergyman. The binding was probably designed by - Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867-1944) a 20th-century American designer, illustrator, and author. She is best known for her book covers in the Art Nouveau style. NW59. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

$50.00

CATCH WORDS OF CHEER: New Series.

By Hubbard, Sara A.

A .C. McClurg & Co., Chicago:, 1906. pp. ii, 118. +Plus black and white portrait frontis. 12mo. 180mm. Original publisher's woven green cloth binding with paper title label lettered in red and green. Spine also with paper label. Covers clean. Spine slightly faded. Pages uncut. Text in green leaf-themed illustrated typographic frame. Hardbound. Very Good. NW58. Hardcover. Very Good.

$20.00

A BIT BOOKIE OF VERSE: In The English And Scots Tongues.

By Henderson, Daniel McIntyre

University Book Store, Batimore., 1905. pp. 131. 12mo. 200mm. Original publisher's full brilliant blue colored cloth boards ornately decorated green, pink and gilt. Spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Cover and colors are crisp, clean and bright. Spine lightly faded. Contents clean and bindings tight. Hardbound. Good. NW58. Hardcover. Very Good.

$45.00

ELEGY WRITTEN IN A COUNTRY CHURCH-YARD.

By Gray, Thomas.

W.P. Fetridge & Co., New York:, 1856. pp. xii, 32 +Plus Portrait Frontispiece (Lacking), vignette title page, and 32 plates of wood engravings. 16mo. 250mm. Original publisher's full blue calendar cloth binding decorated and lettered in gilt. Spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Rear board in gilt also. All edges gilt. Boards dirtied and worn around the edges. Spine heavily rubbed and gilt faded. Wear at head and base of spine. Corners fraying. Contents lightly foxed. Binding coming loose. Hardbound. Good. This edition dedicated to the Daniel Webster, This was 'His favorite poem.' Thomas Gray (1716-1771) was an English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar, and professor at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is widely known for his Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, published in 1751. Gray was an extremely self-critical writer who published only 13 poems in his lifetime, despite being extremely popular. He was even offered the position of Poet Laureate in 1757, though he declined. Daniel Webster (1782-1852) was an American politician who represented New Hampshire (1813-1817) and Massachusetts (1823-1827) in the United States House of Representatives; served as a Senator from Massachusetts (1827-1841, 1845-1850); and was the United States Secretary of State under Presidents William Henry Harrison (1841), John Tyler (1841-1843), and Millard Fillmore (1850-1852).[2] He and James G. Blaine are the only people to serve as Secretary of State under three presidents. Webster also sought the Whig Party nomination for President in 1836, 1840, and 1852. NW51. Hardcover. Very Good.

$45.00

THE POETICAL WORKS OF ALFRED TENNYSON, Poet Laureate, etc. Complete in One Volume.

By Tennyson, Alfred

Ticknor and Fields, Boston:, 1860. pp. vii, 540 Frontis Portrait. 16mo. 150mm. Original publisher's full blue cloth binding decorated with a in blind. Spine decorated and lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Boards scuffed with rubbing around the edges. Spine gilt is rubbed and spine has some wear to head and base. Corners bumped. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. Manuscript ownership on inside flyleaf 'Miss Ellie deW. Breneman, A trifle from her friend Harry, Dec 25th, 1860.' Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets. NW51. Hardcover. Very Good.

$70.00

SONGS OF FAITH AND HOPE. Illustrated By Arthur A. Dixon, Arch Webb, and Agnes Pearce.

By Various Authors.

Ernest Nister, London:, 1906. pp. 83 +Plus 8 pages of plates and other marginal decorations. 8vo. 150mm. Original publisher's vellum colored illustrated boards lettered in gilt. Color illustration on cover depicts a pious looking woman. Spine blank. Cover and spine rubbed and slightly soiled. Corners sharp. Frontis detached but present. Booksellers label on inside pastedown from L.B. Herr Bookseller, Lancaster, PA. Contents clean. Hardbound. Good. NW61. Hardcover. Very Good.

$25.00

THE BEATITUDES.

By Nister, Ernest.

(Designed in England and printed in Bavaria for Ernest Nister and E.P. Dutton & Co.) Ernest Nister, London:, 1911. pp. 15 unnumbered leaves of vivid illuminated chromo-lithographs with colors and gilt. 12mo. 150mm. Original publisher's pictorial paper covered boards lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt and color illustration. Spine blank. Cover colors are bright. Spine worn. Some wear to head of spine. Corners sharp. Contents clean but coming away from the binding. Hardbound. Very Good. The Beatitudes are eight blessings recounted by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. Each is a proverb-like proclamation, without narrative. Four of the blessings also appear in the Sermon on the Plain in the Gospel of Luke, followed by four woes which mirror the blessings. NW63. Hardcover. Very Good.

$20.00

A BRIDE AND A BRIDLE.

By Street, Julian; Finney, Frank.

The Seaboard Airline Railway, Passenger Dept., Portsmouth, Virginia:, 1903. pp. ii, 30 +Plus 8 leaves of colored illustrations. 12mo. 160mm. Publisher's gray paper binding with cover stamped in cream. Cover design depicts large flowers. Top edge gilt. Spine blank. Cover is clean with slight fading and some loss along edges. Spine is cracked and very brittle. Titled page printed in yellow and black. A very fragile binding with clean contents. Hardbound. Good. Julian Leonard Street (1879-1947) was an American author, born in Chicago. He was a reporter in New York. NW59. Hardcover. Very Good.

$25.00

THE FOOTPATH TO PEACE and Thoughts from Emerson, Newman, Hawthorne, Longfellow, Brooks and Others.

By Van Dyke, Henry.

Barse & Hopkins, New York:, 1900. pp. 13 unnumbered leaves of illuminated plates printed in brown and red. 12mo. 170mm. Publisher's tan vellum, red string bound binding with cover stamped in gilt. Slipcase box present and intact Cover is clean with slight rubbing to gilt on cover. Titled page printed in yellow and green. Hardbound. Good. Henry Jackson van Dyke Jr. (1852-1933) was an American author, educator, foreign minister, and clergyman. The binding was probably designed by - Margaret Neilson Armstrong (1867-1944) a 20th-century American designer, illustrator, and author. She is best known for her book covers in the Art Nouveau style. NW59. Hardcover. Very Good.

$50.00

THE POETICAL WORKS OF THOMAS MOORE. Including, 'Lalla Rookh,' 'Odes of Anacreon,' 'Irish Melodies,' National Airs,' And 'Miscellaneous Poems.'

By Moore, Thomas

Phillips, Sampson, Boston:, 1857. pp. 420 +colored titled page. Frontis portrait lacking. 12mo. 190mm. Original publisher's full violet cloth binding decorated in blind. Spine decorated and lettered in gilt. All edges gilt. Boards rubbed and slightly faded around edges. Spine gilt is rubbed. Spine worn with black marker pen near head of spine. Some wear to head and base. Corners frayed. Contents clean. This copy is lacking the frontis portrait. Hardbound. Good. Book plate of Edwin T. Moul and gift inscription in flyleaf 'From George O. Lieberthorp to Edwin T. Moul, October 2, 1918.' Bookplate depicts a gay looking young man sitting and reading among flowers. Presumably this was Edwin T. Moul of the York PA. Liquor dynasty. Thomas Moore (1779-1852) was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of 'The Minstrel Boy' and 'The Last Rose of Summer'. He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Anacreon Moore. NW51. Hardcover.

$50.00

POEMS. With Twelve Photogravures After Gilbert James.

By Arnold, Matthew.

Routledge, London; Dutton, New York., 1905. pp. 148 +Plus 12 lea905 PUBLISHERS BINDINGS; ARNOLD; JAMES; POETRY; ILLUSTRATED; 1905..

$50.00

FORGET-ME-NOTS FOR REMEMBERANCE.

By Various Authors.

Cupples & Leon, New York: [?], 1900. pp. 15 +Plus marginal color lithographs throughout. 8vo. 180mm. Original publisher's vellum covered color lithograph boards lettered in gilt. Cover depicts a vivid bunch of blue flowers. Spine blank. Gilt lettering rubbed. Covers slightly worn. Boards detached. Corners tearing. Contents clean. Hardbound. Good. NW61. Hardcover. Very Good.

$20.00

MARMION, A TALE OF FLODDEN FIELD. In Six Cantos.

By Scott, Sir Walter

R. Cadell, Edinburgh:, 1835. pp. iv, 317 +Plus engraved frontispiece. 16mo. 150mm. Original publisher's full beige cloth binding decorated in blind. Spine lettered simply in gilt. Boards rubbed and slightly faded around edges. Spine gilt is bright. Spine faded with some wear to head and base. Boards dented around edges. Corners frayed. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. Marmion; A Tale of Flodden Field is an epic poem by Walter Scott about the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, poet and historian. 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. Bookplate of 'H.P. Belknap' on inside pastedown. Horace Preston Belknap (1856-1936) was an American pioneer doctor, businessman, and a state legislator from Oregon. Belknap was one of the first physicians to establish a medical practice in Central Oregon. He also served three terms in the Oregon House of Representatives as a Republican legislator, representing a large and rural district in central and southern Oregon. Also a manuscript ownership of 'C.W. Thomson' on flyleaf. Presumably this was Charles West Thomson (1798-1879), poet, author, reformer, and Protestant Episcopal clergyman from Philadelphia PA. NW51. Hardcover. Very Good.

$75.00

BRAMBLE BRAE.

By Bridges, Robert.

C. Scribner's Sons, New York:, 1902. pp. 99. 12mo. 200mm. Original publisher's full red cloth binding decorated with gilt. Spine lettered in gilt. Cover rubbed in places. Spine slightly faded. Corners slightly frayed and spine warn on the top and bottom. This Copy inscribed by the author: To Mrs. Winthrop Cowdin with the author's best Wishes, Robert Bridges'. Robert Seymour Bridges (1844-1930) was Britain's poet laureate from 1913 to 1930. A doctor by training, he achieved literary fame only late in life. His poems reflect a deep Christian faith, and he is the author of many well-known hymns. Bookplate of Bernard Conwell Carlitz, with intricate initial letter illustration on the front pastedown. Carlitz was an interesting mid-Century antiquarian bookseller in Philadelphia. Contents clean. Hardbound. Very Good. NW58. Hardcover. Very Good.

$60.00

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