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    The Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Willmott, Rev. Robert Aris

    London: E.H. Wells Original black leather lettered in gold on flexible boards. All edges gilt. Frontispiece torn two inches at gutter. Gutter strain at pp. 160-161. 560 pp.


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    Himmlisches Freuden-Mahl der Kinder Gottes auff Erden. Oder Geistreiche Gebete, so vor, bey und nach der Beicht und heiligem Abendmahl, kräfftig zu gebrauchen by RITTMEYER, Johann (1636-1698)

    Lüneburg: Cornelius Johann Stern, 1730. Long 12mo (150 x 67 mm). [24], 621, [3] pp. Engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title, letterpress title in red and black, 10 engraved emblematic plates, the engravings by Johann-Benjamin Brühl. Bericht an die Buchbinder, listing the plates, at end. Contemporary German "sharkskin" (rayfish) binding, covers with mounted silver frames with repoussé decoration of leafy and geometrical strapwork, shells, and eight small heads, two fore-edge clasps with repoussé decor including a putto playing a flute, inner clasps with mark SMR and date 1734, gilt edges, Dutch-gilt floral pastedown endpapers.*** A luxury copy of a popular devotional manual and hymnal. First printed in 1685, Rittmeyer's "Heavenly Repast of Joy" enjoyed lasting success. The author (identified in this edition at the end of the foreword) was a preacher from Helmstadt. All editions were illustrated, using the heart motif whose origins lie in the 16th-century religious emblems of Antoine Wierix's Cor Iesu Amanti Sacrum. This edition appears to be the first illustrated by the Leipzig engraver Johann-Benjamin Brühl (1691-1763) (the previous edition from this press, published in 1628, had engravings by A. Reinhard). The engraved title shows Jesus dining with the apostles, surrounded by humble onlookers. The frontispiece is a Crucifixion, with mourners below including Old Testament personnages (Adam and David), each identified by an engraved caption. The engravings show the heart as a symbol of the soul, and its progress under the influence of the infant Jesus, whose exact actions are succinctly described in their titles: Jesus knocks on the heart (containing a closed door); holding a lantern illuminating rats and scorpions, Jesus examines the heart; Jesus, sweeping, cleans the heart, etc. Engraved above each heart vignette is a Biblical quote, and below a German verse caption. The work was a staple of the Stern press in Lüneburg from 1728 to the late 1760s. Known as galuchat in French, "sharkskin" was often in fact rayfish skin. It is far more durable than the shagreen used in 19th-century imitations, and was used for luxury bindings in Germany, often in combination with silver onlays. This edition not found in OCLC; KVK refers to an entry in the Union Catalog Southwest Germany, location not given.


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    Eldorado: Or Adventures in the Path of the Empire by Bayard Taylor

    New York: G. P. Putnam, 1860. First c1850, this is the 18th Edition of 1860. Brown pebbled cloth w/blind stamped covers, gold spine lettering, green endpapers, 444 pgs. Binding sound, Covers clean w/spine fade, top spine edge crease to cloth. Pages have light foxing, Historical Society Discard stamp on title pg. A voyage to California, via Panama: Life in San Francisco and Monterey: Pictures of the Gold Region, and experiences of Mexican travel. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    Sigfried and the Twilight of the Gods by Wagner, Richard

    William Heinemann, London: Doubleday, Page & Co, NY, 1911. Green cloth spine on deco boards w/gilt lettering & deco on cover, illustrated endpapers, 181 pg text + 30 tipped in illustrations All w/tissue guards. Binding is Sound, Gilt on spine faded, Covers have heavy edge wear, soiling to deco leaf paper on boards. Inside, text pgs have foxing of various degrees, age toning. All Illustrations Present and Clean. **Oversized, extra shipping may apply Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Rackham.


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    The Bobbsey Twins and Their Camel Adventure by Hope, Laura Lee

    New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1966 Lists to itself inside. If "Elaine" hadn't written her name on the third front endpaper it would be Near Fine. No. 59 in the series. Crisp and bright. 177 pp.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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    $55.00

    Mousme by Holland, Clive

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1901. Green Cloth w/lettering & deco on cover & spine, 347 pgs + color frontis. Sound Binding, pages have light foxing, covers have dust soil, small spots. Spine is darkened. From St.Timothy's Club Library. The story of the West and the East, by the Author of 'My Japanese Wife' Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.


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    The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans by Rossetti, William Michael

    London: Ward, Lock Brilliant condition. Original brown cloth, lavishly gilded and painted black decorations on bevelled boards, cover and spine. All edges gilt. Looks as though it just came off the shelf, but far more intricate and finely-decorated than anything I've seen in new books ! 595 pp. plus the inevitable ads.PLEASE see the scan ! Moxon's Popular Poets. P.O.N. Front. engraving, "The boy stood on the burning deck...".


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    $25.00

    A Manual for the Use of the Lodges by N/A

    Free and Acepted Masons for the State of New Jersey, 1912. Black flexible leather w/flap, 183 gilt edge pgs. Light edge wear to leather. Pages Clean >no names or marks. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Full Leather. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    Radiology in Small Animal Practice; A Text on Applied Radiography and Diagnosis by Schnelle, Gerry B. And Thom, Myron

    Evanston, IL: North American Veterinarian, Inc., 1950 Original red cloth on boards. The only writing is the previous owner's name. Includes A Section on Radiotherapy by Myron Thom. Heavy book will need extra postage. 365 pp.


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    $25.00

    Music Talks with Children by Tapper, Thomas

    Phiiladelphia: Theodore Presser, 1898. Tan cloth w/deco cover/spine, 174 pgs. Covers have light soil, 1 loose section, front hinge re-inforced. Chapters include: What the face tells, Harmony and Counterpoint, The Ideal, Love for the beautiful, etc,. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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    OFFICE (L') divin à l'usage de Rome, pour les dimanches et les fêtes de l'année, en faveur des laïques qui fréquentent leurs paroisses. Nouvelle édiiton, revue et augmentée.

    A Paris, Aux dépens des Libraires associés pour les Usages du Diocese, 1766.. 9 feuillets. 600 pages. CXIII. (16x10,5cm). Pleine basane. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre. Reliure très abîmée. Coiffe supérieure élimée. Coiffe inférieure manquante. Dos frotté. Epidermures et frottements sur les plats. Accidents à trois coins. Quelques défauts d'usage à l'intériur. Bon état intérieur. Quelques notes manuscrites à l'intérieur.


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    A History of Rome by Robert F. Leighton Ph.D

    NY: Maynard, Merrill & Co, 1901. Anderson's Historical Series, First Published in 1879, this is the 1901 Printing, with Blue Cloth HC Binding, green/black Deco on spine and cover, 515 pgs, 'Amply Illustrated with Maps, Plans, and Engravings, frontis of 'Roman Forum Restored'. Binding is Firm, Pages are Clean >no names or marks. Covers have mild bottom edge/back cover soil, btm corner bump. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    $650.00

    Galerie de Portraits de Personnages Celebres [wrapper title] by NAPOLEONICA -

    Paris: Osterwald l'ainé, 1816. 16mo (135 x 96 mm). Two livraisons (all published): 1) 4 pp., [9] stipple-engraved plates, a few signed by Bosselman, one after Coeuré. 2) [1] leaf, [7] plates. Light foxing to first text page. On guards. Original blue printed wrappers, edges untrimmed, preserved in late 19th or early 20th-century straight-grained dark blue morocco gilt, edges untrimmed (spine sunned). Provenance: Antoine Bordes, bookplate; Sidney G. Reilly, Napoleonica collector, bookplate (sale, New York, American Art Association, 4 May 1921, lot 830).*** Only edition. A quirky little royalist publication, containing 16 stipple-engraved portraits of Napoleon and his family, ranging from small to tiny, as well as Louis XVI and his family, and, in the second part, the reigning King, Louis XVIII, the former Empress Marie-Luise, the Duchesse d'Angouleme (Marie-Antoinette's daughter), Lucien Bonaparte (brother of Napoleon), and Prince Eugène (Napoeleon's adopted son). The introduction explains the seemingly odd juxtaposition of Emperor and Royalty, as a way of highlighting their respective historical and moral significance: for example, while Louis XVI and Napoleon both lost the throne, the one was "victim of his own goodness" while the other was "a plaything of his own madness" (un jouet de sa fureur), one was stingy with French blood, while the other expended it freely; finally each represent a link in the chain of being, one to the angels, the other to the demons... Mystifyingly, two of the portraits in the second half were engraved in miniature, on a regular plate. The contents page describes them as "tres-petits" and leaves it at that. OCLC lists 5 copies of which 3 in the US: UNC Chapel Hill, Univ. of Washington, and Syracuse University. The entry for the first two American copies cites 17 plates, but our copy contains all of the plates called for in the introduction to part 1 and the table of contents to part 2. Not in the BnF catalogue.


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    $55.00

    Half Hours with the Bible - Old Testament by N/A

    New York: Clifton Pub. Co, 1897. Blue Cloth Hard Cover Binding with Deco Cover, Silver lettering on spine, 600 pgs w/b&w illustrations. Covers have moderate spine/edge/corner wear, rubbing to maroon on cover. Pages are Clean >no names or foxing, tho age tanned. Previous owners name dated 12/25/97 (1897) on inside cover. "Being a consecutive arrangement of the Narrative and other portions of the Holy Scriptures, designed for the convenient use of Bible Readers and Students, as well as the young. Profusely Embellished with Illustratrions and Engravings" *Oversized-extra shipping may apply Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    $65.00

    Ancient and Holy Wells of Cornwall by Quiller-Couch, M. & L

    London: Chas J. Clark, 1894 Original green cloth on beveled boards. Two previous owners' names. Cover generally abraded, but intact. References to 96 wells. Some endpaper notes. 217 pp.


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    $35.00

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume LXXVI December 1887 - May 1888 by Harper's Magazine

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1888. Leather Spine & Corners w/Deco Boards, pink flowered endpapers, 974 pgs. Binding is Firm-hinges intact, Covers have spine edge/corner rub, Pages have no foxing w/previous owners pencil notes on Title pg/pg.307. Many b&w photo engravings + 1 color plate of American Gems. Poetry. Contents include: The City of Columbus Ohio, A Winter in Algiers, Quebec, Modern French sculpture, Dickens, Longfellow, etc. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good.


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    A Text-Book of Paper-Making by Cross, C.F./Bevan, E.J

    London: E. And F.N. Spon, Ltd., 1920 Original black cloth on boards. No writing or damage. A complete description of materials, tools, and processes. Several foldouts. 527 pp. plus ads. Heavy book will need extra postage.


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    $45.00

    Under the Southern Cross: A Tale of the New World by Not Listed

    London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1887. Green cloth hard cover w/gilt & red lettering & Deco on spine & cover, beveled boards, w/blind stamp border deco on back cover, 356 pgs. Strong binding. Clean interior pgs w/paste down on inside cover of "High School of Dundee Music Department 1st Prize VI Piano Class . Session 1888-9" Covers have edge rub, mild shelf rub, spine is slanted. By the Author of The Czar: A Tale of the First Napoleon. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    The Golden Gift Book by Roberts, Sir Charles G.D. (et al)

    Long Acre, W.C.2: Odhams Press, Ltd. Blue cloth on blindstamped boards. Spine fading. 48 stories by dozens of authors, ranging from fantasy to how things work. There is bound to be something of interest here to every boy or girl. Colour frontispiece and numerous monotone drawings. 320 pp. NOTE: This large book might need more than the default postage.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by 300 Illustrations By Various Artists. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White

    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1899. The World's Great Books series. Green cloth binding w/paper label on spine, 381 rough cut pgs including Index w/gilt tpe. Aldine Edition has 6 full color laid in plates w/title printed on tissue guard. Strong Binding, Clean Pages >no names or marks or foxing. Covers have spine discoloration, light spine edge wear, some whitening to cloth as shown. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Aldine Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    King Charles II by Fraser, Antonia

    London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1979. Not stated. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 524 pages with index; illustrated with black and white photo sections. The eventful life of the passionate king who came out of exile to win the hearts of his subjects. Green cloth binding with gilt titles and decorations on spine, maps on blue end papers. Very little wear to cover, small wrinkles in base of spine, minor dent in upper edge of front cover, interior pages bright and clean, binding tight. Illustrated green dust jacket with white and gold titles shows some edge wear with curling at edges, remains of old sticker and spotting on front cover, short tear at fold of back cover, light crease in inner front fold, a little tanning of inner folds, not price clipped.


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    Memoirs of Benvenuto Cellini by John Addington Symonds (Translator)

    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1900. The World's Great Books series. Green cloth binding w/paper label on spine, 415 rough cut pgs w/gilt tpe. Aldine Edition has 5 laid in b&w plates w/title printed on tissue guard. Strong Binding, Clean Pages >no names or marks or foxing, Covers have darkened spine, light spine edge wear. With a Critical and Biographical Intro by John C. Van Dyke. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Aldine Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    OFFICE (L') de la Semaine Sante en latin et en françois, à l'usage de Rome et de Paris, suivant le nouveau breviaire. Les sept pseaumes de la Penitence, les Litanies, et les prières pour la confession et communion, tirées de l'Ecriture-Sainte ; avec l'Ordinaire de la messe. Nouvelle édition.

    A Paris, Coignard, 1708.. 4 feuillets. 14 pages. 4 planches illustrées hors texte (dont une est déchirée). 698 pages. (16,5x9,5cm). Plein veau. Dos à nerfs orné. Dos frotté. Accident au dos. Charnières fendues. Coins émoussés. Quelques frottements et déchirures. Intérieur bruni. Quelques traces de mouillure. Quelques taches sans perte et rousseurs.


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    $21.50

    The World's Heroes: a Storehouse of Heroic Actions, Golden Deeds and Stirring Chronicles by No Author Noted

    NY: Cassell & Co. Ltd Red Cloth HC Binding w/black Deco and gilt lettering on spine and cover, 378 pgs with full page illustrations by J.F., Charlie W. Wylie, Stanley Berkeley, & Others, + many small unsigned illustrations. Binding is Firm, Pages are age tanned >no names or marks. Covers have spine edge rub, ding to top spine, overall darkening. Undated, circa 1900(?) Stories of Buffalo Bill, Waterloo, Eddystone and other acts of Bravery. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Charlie W. Wyllie.


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    The Story of the Gospel or Our Saviour's Life on Earth by Charles Foster

    Philadelphia: Charles Foster Publishing Co, 1884. Red cloth w/deco cover & spine, 366 pgs + Ad, including Index, color frontis, & many b&w illustrations. Clean and Sound >no names or foxing, light spine edge/corner rub to cloth, spine fade. One Hundred Seventy First Thousand on title pg. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Half Leather. Very Good/No Jacket.


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