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The Notebook of Elbert Hubbard

By Elbert Hubbard; The Roycrofters

New York: Wm. H. Wise, 1927. First Edition. Stiff wraps. Very good +. A gorgeous letter press first edition by the Roycrofters. Green stiff paper wraps, tied with green ribbon, and titling in red on cover. Ornate orange drop caps with black type, printed on hand-molded paper. Mottoes printed on grey inserts, centered and decorated. Moderate, even, wear and flaking to edges of cover. A beautiful example of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and a return to traditional book making. 220 [4] pp. with index. Quarto, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches tall Best known as the the initiator of the Arts and Crafts community, Roycroft, Hubbard was an anarchist, socialist, and followed a philosophy of mental and spiritual freedom. Some of his works, which include Jesus Was an Anarchist and a A Message to Garcia, were listed as offensive by the US government. He and his wife died aboard the Lusitania.

$60.00

The fate of man
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The fate of man

By Crane Brinton, ed.

New York: George Braziller, 1961. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near fine/very good +. A near fine first edition, first printing, as stated, in an original unclipped dust jacket. Dust jacket showing creases, shelfwear and loss at crown and foot. 532 pp. Octavo. Throughout Man's long and chekered history he has never ceased to ask: What is the meaning of my life? What is my place in the Universe?...These are the qustions asked --- and the answers offered--- in the great writings of the Western world..." (From the dust jacket) "Crane Brinton was McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard University at the time of his presidency. He was also the author of The Jacobins: An Essay in the New History (1930), English Political Thought in the 19th-century (2nd edition, 1949), Ideas and Men: the Story of Western Thought (1950), The Shaping of the Modern Mind (1953), and A History of Western Morals (1959)" _ AHA 42: From Plato to Darwin

$35.00

The Book of Mormon (1920), Articles of Faith (1946), Pearl of Great Price (1928)
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The Book of Mormon (1920), Articles of Faith (1946), Pearl of Great Price (1928)

By Joseph Smith / James A. Talmage

Salt Lake City: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1920. First Thus. Cloth. Very good +. Book of Mormon is a very good first revised thus from 1920, this was the first time book was issued in this layout. Blue cloth boards. Shelfwear at head and tail of spine. Bent corner. Previous owner's information on front pastedown. Laid in is a receipt signed by Merlin Huntsman and a handwritten note card. 568 pp. including index. 5 x 7 inches tall, duodecimo Articles of Faith is good plus reprint from 1946. Rust-color cloth boards with black title-stamping. Loss at joint, shelfwear at head and tail of spine. Toning to front pastedown. Pervious owners information on first free endpaper. 537 pp., including appendices and index. 5 x 7 inches tall, duodecimo. Pearl of Great Price is very good reprint from 1928. Blue cloth and embossed boards. Gilt title stamping on cover and spine. Shelfwear at the head and tail of the spine. Rubbed corners. Gift inscription on verso of first free endpaper. Mild bowing. Toning to page edges. 63 pp., including index. 5 x 7 inches tall, duodecimo.

$70.00

Ecce Coelum; or Parish Astronomy
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Ecce Coelum; or Parish Astronomy

By A Connecticut Pastor [Enoch Fitch Burr]

New York: American Tract Society, 1867. Twentieth. Hardcover. Very good +. A very good plus, hardcover twentieth edition. Burgundy cloth, embossed boards with some shelf wear. Gilt spine titling. Pencilled location on first free endpaper. Duodecimo 5 1/2 x 8 inches tall.

$20.00

The Book Of Common Prayer, And Administration Of The Sacraments, And Other Rites And ceremonies Of The Church, According To The Use Of The United Church Of England And Ireland: Together With The Proper Lessons. New Version Of The Psalms Of David.
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The Book Of Common Prayer, And Administration Of The Sacraments, And Other Rites And ceremonies Of The Church, According To The Use Of The United Church Of England And Ireland: Together With The Proper Lessons. New Version Of The Psalms Of David.

By Church of England

London: Oxford Bible Warehouse, 1846. First Thus. Cloth. Fine/good +. Oxford: Printed at the University Press Sold by E Gardner and Son at the Oxford Bible Warehouse Paternoster Row London, 1846. A nearly pristine pocket prayer book with velvet cover, brass edging and two gilded brass clasps in full working order, contained in the original silk-lined case. Burgundy velvet covered book with gauffered gilt page edges beautifully executed. Original patterned silk endpaper. Velvet border to verso of the front board. Small binders stamp to base of endpaper: "Bound By Hayday". The Prayer Book, bound with: "A New Version Of The Psalms Of David." Bright and clean. Padded silk case includes working clasp, but top hinge on case has been reapired. With moderate scotch tape damage to case. Trigesimo-secundo, 3 3/4 x 6 inches tall. James Hayday (1796–1872), was a British bookbinder. Born in London in 1796, he served his time with Charles Marchant, vellum-binder, 12 Gloucester Street, Queen Square, and then for some time worked as a journeyman. In 1825 he became one of the auditors of the Journeymen Bookbinders' Trade Society. He commenced business in a very humble way. In 1833 he rented premises at 31 Little Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, where he continued until his retirement in 1861.Hayday had long seen that it was desirable to make printed books open freely and lie flat; his attention is believed to have been drawn to this matter by seeing Bagster's polyglot bibles, which were bound by Joseph Welsh of 10 Queen Street, Golden Square, in what was known as ‘Bagster's Renowned Binding.’ These books were made flexible, and covered with purple pin-headed sealskin with a blind tool ornament. In his own binding he sewed the books all along every sheet, and to remedy the extra thickness that would be caused by sewing with thread, used silk, and to equalise the thickness rounded the fore edges more than was customary. To make the back tight he dispensed with the ordinary backing of paper, and fastened the leather cover down to the back. Still the constant opening of the book disfigured the grain of the leather, and to obviate this he introduced the cross or pin-headed grain, or what is now termed Turkey Morocco. Works bound by Hayday became famous, and his name attached to a book raised its value twenty-five per cent. Edward Gardner of the Oxford Warehouse, 7 Paternoster Row, secured Hayday's services for the Oxford books exclusively. William Pickering, bookseller, of 57 Chancery Lane, gave him the benefit of his long experience, and introduced him to many wealthy patrons. After entering into a brief partnership with Mr. Boyce, ‘a finisher,’ he again started on his own account at 31 Little Queen Street. Unable to compete with other and cheaper binders, he was adjudicated a bankrupt on 10 June 1861. He sold the use of his name to William Mansell, who succeeded to the bookbinding establishment. Retiring to St Leonards-on-Sea, Hayday died there on 19 March 1872, aged 76. --- Dictionary of National Biography

$425.00

The Creative Mind
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The Creative Mind

By Henri Bergson

New York: Philosophical Library, 1946. First Edition. Boards. Fine/very good. A fine first edition in a very good, unclipped dust jacket showing original $4.00 price. Yellow paper covered boards with silver title stamping. Tight, sturdy and sound with no markings. Very good dust jacket has large chip loss to top left corner and a small tear on back cover. Spotting to interior dust jacket at spine. Back flap advertises "Out of my Later Years" by Albert Einstein. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 307 pp. Octavo. Henri-Louis Bergson; 18 October 1859 – 4 January 1941) was a French philosopher, influential especially in the first half of the 20th century and after WWII in continental philosophy. Bergson is known for his influential arguments that processes of immediate experience and intuition are more significant than abstract rationalism and science for understanding reality. He is also known for having engaged in a debate with Albert Einstein about the nature of time, a debate which eventually contributed to a partial diminishment of Bergson's reputation, until most of his fundamental contributions to French Philosophy were vindicated by the discovery of Quantum Physics. He was awarded the 1927 Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his rich and vitalizing ideas and the brilliant skill with which they have been presented".In 1930 France awarded him its highest honour, the Grand-Croix de la Legion d'honneur. --Wikipedia

$48.00

Alcoholics Anonymous: The story of how more than one hundred men have recovered from alcoholism
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Alcoholics Anonymous: The story of how more than one hundred men have recovered from alcoholism

By Bill Wilson; Robert Smith; et al

Cornwall, NY: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services / Cornwall Press, 2014. First edition thus. Hardcover. As New/near fine. An as new first printing of the offical reissue of the book listed by the Library of Congress as one of the "100 Books that Changed America." This is a complete, true, hardcover, April 10, 2014 (first) printing of the reproduction using the same paper, cover, text, and jacket. Specially printed by Cornwall Press for Alcoholics Anonymous World Services. Not an OCR scanned or pirated copy. It is in a near fine to fine original dustjacket. The dust jacket is now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 400 pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall. the only authorized reproduction of the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. This edition is a faithful replica of the original, with the famous circus cover dust jacket and bulky paper (which is why it was initially called the Big Book)" -- [Publisher]. This beautiful facsimile edition of the first printing commemorates the 75th anniversary of the historic publication in April 1939. This is a first printing of that commemorative publication. A fine gift or keepsake.

$50.00

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story Of How Many Thousands Of Men And Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism
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Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story Of How Many Thousands Of Men And Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism

By Bill Wilson; Alcoholics Anonymous

New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing Company, 1955. Second Edition, First State. Cloth. Very good +/missing. A very good plus second edition (1955), first state with no dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with clear spots on back cover. Absolutely no markings. Text block is sound and square. First state: "really" is misspelled on page xx as "realy", and the number "6000" is in the footnote on page 16. A nice addition for any collector of AAiana. xxx, 575 pp. Octavo, 5 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches tall.

$400.00

The Notebook of Elbert Hubbard
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The Notebook of Elbert Hubbard

By Elbert Hubbard; The Roycrofters

New York: Wm. H. Wise, 1927. First Edition. Stiff wraps. Near fine. A gorgeous letter press first edition by the Roycrofters. Green and tan stiff paper wraps, tied with green ribbon, and titling in red on cover. Ornate orange drop caps with black type, printed on hand-molded paper. Mottoes printed on grey inserts, centered and decorated. Moderate, even, wear to all edges of cover. A beautiful example of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and a return to traditional book making. Laid in is an original certificate to purchase mottoes "suitable for framing," and two examples of the same handmade paper showing ads for the Notebook of Elbert Hubbard and for Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great. 220 [4] pp. with index. Quarto, 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches tall Best known as the the initiator of the Arts and Crafts community, Roycroft, Hubbard was an anarchist, socialist, and followed a philosophy of mental and spiritual freedom. Some of his works, which include Jesus Was an Anarchist and a A Message to Garcia, were listed as offensive by the US government. He and his wife died aboard the Lusitania.

$100.00

Essays (Little Leather Library)
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Essays (Little Leather Library)

By Ralph Waldo Emerson

New York: Little Leather Library, 1921. Redcroft Edition. Leatherette. Very good. A very good promotional Little Leather Library Redcroft Edition circa 1921. Green and copper embossed leatherette binding showing shelf wear and rubbing at tail of spine back cover. One corner dog eared. Leatherette still supple, though front edge starting to curl in. Toning to pages. Binding tight and square. 96 pp. 48mo, 3 x 4 inches tall. Includes the works: Self-Reliance; Love; Friendship

$9.00

The Treasury of David: containing an original exposition of the Book of Psalms; a collection of illustrative extracts from the whole range of literature; a series of homiletical hints upon almost every verse; and lists of writers upon each Psalm.  In three volumes
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The Treasury of David: containing an original exposition of the Book of Psalms; a collection of illustrative extracts from the whole range of literature; a series of homiletical hints upon almost every verse; and lists of writers upon each Psalm. In three volumes

By C. H. Spurgeon

McLean, Virginia: MacDonald Publishing Company, nd (1980's?). Reprint. Leatherette. Very Good +. Reprint. Very Good +/none as issued. A very good+, complete, three volume set. Maroon leatherette with elaborate gilt stamping. No dust jacket as issued. Previous owner's name stamped (large) on fep. Mildest of shelf wear. Each volume around 400 pp. Large octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches tall. Charles Haddon (CH) Spurgeon (19 June 1834 - 31 January 1892) was a British Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon was known as the 'Prince of Preachers.' He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the Church in agreement with the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith understanding, and opposing the liberal and pragmatic theological tendencies in the Church of his day." - Wikipedia

$100.00

Alcohólicos Anónimos: El relato de como muchos miles de hombres y mujeres se han recuperado del alcoholismo
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Alcohólicos Anónimos: El relato de como muchos miles de hombres y mujeres se han recuperado del alcoholismo

By A.A. World Services, Inc.

New York: A.A. World Services, Inc., 2008. Third Edition. Cloth. Fine/very good. A fine first printing of the third edition of the AA Big Book in Spanish. In a very good dust jacket which shows mild wear. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 528 pp. Small octavo, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches tall. Una fina primera impresion de la tercera edicion del Libro Grande de AA en espanol.. En una muy buena chaqueta contra polvo que muestra un desgaste leve. Sobrecubierta ahora protegido en una cubierta archivistica lo que es transparente y desmontable.

$50.00