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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin

The "Autobiography of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN" - Edited from His Manuscript, with Notes and an Introduction by John Bigelow. 1868 1st American trade edition; J.B. Lippincott & Co.; Philadelphia. With Franklin's Outline of Topics, an Appendix and an Index. Engra…

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The All-Seeing Eye, Volume III - A Weekly Newspaper Devoted to Philosophy, Science and Religion by Manly P. Hall

This is a scarce bound volume "The ALL-SEEING EYE" publication by Manly P. Hall. There are 21 issues in all from November 24th, 1926 to April 13th, 1927. "A Weekly Newspaper Devoted to Philosophy, Science and Religion."Here are a few examples of the conte…

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The Life of Charlotte Bronte by E.C. Gaskell

Nice condition set of "The Life of CHARLOTTE BRONTE" - Author of "Jane Eyre," "Shirley," "Villette," &c. by E.C. (Elizabeth) Gaskell. 1857 1st American edition; D. Appleton and Company; New York. Complete in 2 volumes. Volume I features a frontispiece por…

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Tales Of A Wayside Inn by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1863 true 1st edition, 1st state (with a 22 page publisher's catalog at the back of the book - the listing for "Tales Of A Wayside Inn" does NOT have a price and instead states "Nearly Ready" indicat…

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The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky

This is a nice condition lot of 3 early American editions of FYODOR DOSTOEVSKY classic novels. All were published in 1915 by The Macmillan Company in New York. All have gilt top edges. From "The Novels of Fyodor Dostoevsky" set. Constance Garnett translat…

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Men and Women by Robert Browning

"Men and Women" by Robert Browning. 1855 1st UK edition; Chapman and Hall; London. Complete in 2 volumes. Uncommon in original publisher's green cloth; gilt lettering and decorations on the spine. Though not received well with poor sales when first publis…

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Black Spirits & White - A Book of Ghost Stories by Ralph Adams Cram

Rare, antique book about the supernatural - "BLACK SPIRITS & WHITE - A BOOK OF GHOST STORIES" by Ralph Adams Cram. 1895 1st Edition; Stone & Kimball; Chicago. There are 6 stories in all - please see the photos for the complete list of contents. With a Pos…

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Scientific American - 38 Issues, 1861 and 1862

This is a large, Civil War-era lot of 38 issues of "SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN" magazine ("A Journal of Practical Information in Art, Science, Mechanics, Agriculture, Chemistry, and Manufacturers) in very good condition. The issues date from 1861 to 1862 and fea…

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Poems of Childhood by Eugene Field

This is a rare, twice-signed first edition presentation copy of "Poems of Childhood" by Eugene Field, presumably the personal copy of children's author Anne Parrish, cousin of illustrator Maxfield Parrish. The book is signed in pen to "Anne Parrish" by Ma…

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Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper - GETTYSBURG ADDRESS (December 5, 1863)

This is a very nice condition, rare, original issue of "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" from December 5, 1863. This issue contains the complete text of Abraham Lincoln's GETTYSBURG ADDRESS, as well as a first-hand reporter's account of the "celebrat…

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Histoire de la Revolution de 1848 by A. de Lamartine

Beautifully illustrated set of the "Histoire de la Revolution de 1848" (History of the Revolution of 1848) by A. de Lamartine. 1849 1st edition; Perrotin, Libraire-Editeur; Paris. Complete in two volumes. Both volumes feature wonderful engraved plates. Th…

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The People's Farm and Stock Cyclopedia by Waldo F. Brown

Wonderfully illustrated, nice condition copy of "The People's Farm and Stock Cyclopedia" by Waldo F. Brown. 1891; N. Wilson & Company; Boston. Two Volumes in one (complete in one volume) - "new edition, revised and enlarged". The book features nearly 400 …

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The Chimes by Charles Dickens

"THE CHIMES - A Goblin Story of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In" by Charles Dickens. 1845 1st American edition, 1st printing; Lea and Blanchard; Philadelphia. The book features gilt decorations on the front cover and spine as well a…

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The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll by Lewis Carroll

This is a handsome, fine binding vintage copy of "The Complete Works of LEWIS CARROLL" with original illustrations by John Tenniel. Circa 1930's (there is no date of publication stated); Random House; New York. The book has been custom three-quarter leath…

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Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed by William Scrope

This is an early fishing book - "Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the (River) Tweed" by William Scrope, Esq. 1843 1st edition; John Murray; London. "With an Account of the Natural History and Habits of the Salmon, Instructions to Sportsmen, Anecdotes,…

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