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An Appeal to Christians, on the Subject of Slavery

An Appeal to Christians, on the Subject of Slavery

by Hersey, John

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Used - Good with no dust jacket; Boards sunned, soiled and worn, top corner missing from rear free endpaper, foxing throughout, musty.
Edition
Second Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Selkirk, New York
Item Price
$1,000.00

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Baltimore: Armstrong & Plaskitt. Good with no dust jacket; Boards sunned, soiled and worn, top corner . missing from rear free endpaper, foxing throughout, musty.. 1833. Second Edition. Hardcover. 5.5 inches x 3.75 inches. Printed by J. W. Woods. Original red cloth binding. Paper spine label. An early appeal for abolition in the United States by a Baltimore Methodist evangelical preacher and missionary who espoused this unpopular and dangerous view in a slave state three decades before slavery was abolished. Hersey was also employed by the American Colonization Society in the 1830s as an agent for the new colony of Liberia, and as noted in the later chapters of this volume, he advocates for American slaves to be relocated there under the auspices of the Society and funded by a weekly contribution of three cents by American churchgoers over the course of 30-40 years, "an achievement worthy of a free and Christian nation; and by far the greatest and the best legacy which we could… Read More
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$1,000.00
Physiological Materia Medica:  Containing all That is Known of the  Physiological Action of Our...

Physiological Materia Medica: Containing all That is Known of the Physiological Action of Our Remedies: Together with Their Characteristic Indications and Pharmacology

by Burt, William H.

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  • Hardcover
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Used - Good with no dust jacket; Library bookplate and markings on spine, title page, dedication page and rear endpapers, pages toned.
Binding
Hardcover
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Selkirk, New York
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$70.00

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Chicago: Gross and Delbridge. Good with no dust jacket; Library bookplate and markings on spine, title . page, dedication page and rear endpapers, pages toned.. 1881. Hardcover. Red cloth binding with titles stamped in gilt on spine. A solid reading copy of this homeopathic classic. ; Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 979 pages .
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$70.00
The Fly and the Fish

The Fly and the Fish

by Atherton, John

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket chipped with closed tear at the bottom of the spine.
Edition
First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Selkirk, New York
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$100.00

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NY: The Macmillan Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket chipped with closed tear at the . bottom of the spine.. 1951. First Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated by the author. Black cloth with titles in silver. vii, 195 pages. Black and white illustrations, two color plates. Classic title by the well known artist and fly fishing enthusiast. A wonderful copy of a book that will become a highlight of any sporting library. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$100.00
Famous Composers and Their Music (16 Volume Set)

Famous Composers and Their Music (16 Volume Set)

by Thomas, Theodore (editor) ; Paine, John Knowles (editor) ; Klauser, Karl (editor)

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed and spotted, a few pages in the set have tears, faint soiling or foxing.
Binding
Hardcover
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Selkirk, New York
Item Price
$250.00

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Boston: J. B. Millet Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed and spotted, a few pages in . the set have tears, faint soiling or foxing.. 1910. Hardcover. Extra Illustrated Edition. Complete in 16 volumes. Green decorated cloth. Top edges gilt. Volumes I-VI have numerous illustrations, including some in color, of composers, instruments, and other subjects. They contain biographies of various composers and chapters about regional music history. Successive volumes contain lyrics and music of pieces by numerous composers, with a table contents with a listing by composers, and a table of contents with a listing by titles. Included are works by Debussy, Borodin, Faure, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Purcell, Saint-Saens, Scarlatti, Lully, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, Liszt, and many others. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1624 pages .
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$250.00
The Law of Civilization and Decay:  An Essay on History

The Law of Civilization and Decay: An Essay on History

by Adams, Brooks

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  • Hardcover
  • first
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Used - Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, 1/4 inch diameter white spot on rear boards, pages lightly toned, front hinge crack
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Selkirk, New York
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$100.00

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London: Swan Sonnenschein & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, 1/4 inch diameter white spot . on rear boards, pages lightly toned, front hinge cracked.. 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Maroon cloth. Titles in gilt on spine. x, 302pp, index. Owner bookplate (Major Patrick Laughlin) and nameplate (Herbert B. Turner, Englewood, NJ) , and bookseller label (Robert Beall, Washington, DC) on front pastedown. The Adams family scion provides his hypothesis about the waxing and waning of global civilizations based on the laws of physics, noting in his preface: “...when a highly centralized society disintegrates, under the pressure of economic competition, it is because the energy of the race has been exhausted. Consequently, the survivors of such a race lack the power necessary for renewed concentration, and must probably remain inert, until supplied with fresh energetic material by the infusion of barbarian blood. ” ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$100.00
The Great White Way
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The Great White Way

by Paine, Albert Bigelow

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  • Hardcover
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  • first
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Used - Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, especially at spine, corners worn, front hinge tender, foxing to leaves surrounding fr
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Selkirk, New York
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$250.00

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NY: J. F. Taylor & Company. Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, especially at spine, corners worn, front hinge tender, foxing to leaves surrounding frontispiece. 1901. First Edition. Hardcover. Original navy decorated cloth. Top edges gilt. Black and white illustrations by Bernard J. Rosemeyer and Chauncey Gale. 327pp + [16]pp of publisher's ads. A lost race novel purporting to be an explorer's account of an expedition to Antarctica and the South Pole. Signed by Albert Bigelow Paine on the title page. Further inscribed on the front free endpaper: To A Scientist but not the scientist. From The Author. Stamp on front pastedown notes:From Edward F. Bigelow, Stamford, Conn. Signed by Author .
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$250.00
The Singing Tree
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The Singing Tree

by Seredy, Kate

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  • Hardcover
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  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket toned, price-clipped and moderately worn.
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Selkirk, New York
Item Price
$300.00

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NY: Viking. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket toned, price-clipped and . moderately worn.. 1939. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Illustrated with color frontispiece and numerous other black and white illustrations by the author. A Newbery honor book. Signed by Seredy on the half-title. Gray illustrated cloth. Illustrated endpapers. The sequel to the author's The Good Master, continuing the story about two Hungarian children between the World Wars. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 247 pages; Signed by Author .
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$300.00
Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea

by Rhys, Jean

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good in Good dust jacket; Boards and endpapers lightly dampstained, jacket price-clipped, lightly edgeworn, and lightly dampsta
Edition
First American Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Selkirk, New York
Item Price
$300.00

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NY: W. W. Norton and Company. Good in Good dust jacket; Boards and endpapers lightly dampstained, jacket . price-clipped, lightly edgeworn, and lightly dampstained on interior.. 1966. First American Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Halfbound in green cloth. Introduction by Francis Wyndham. Jacket art by Bill Logan. The Caribbean-born author wrote this prequel about the characters in Charlotte Bronte’s classic, Jane Eyre, which made both TIME magazine’s list of 100 Best Novels and Modern Library’s list of 100 Best 20th Century English-Language Novels. The book also served as the basis for the 1993 film directed by John Duigan. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 190 pages .
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$300.00
The Monkey Wrench Gang

The Monkey Wrench Gang

by Abbey, Edward

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Whisper of rubbing, toning to jacket.
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780397010844
ISBN 10
0397010842
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Selkirk, New York
Item Price
$500.00

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Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Whisper of rubbing, toning to jacket.. 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. 0397010842 . Red cloth spine titled in silver with black boards. Jacket illustration by Paul Bacon. Author photo by Doug Peacock on rear jacket panel. Map endpapers. The classic novel about eco-warriors fighting to stop a river from being dammed in Arizona. $8.95 price on front jacket flap. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 352 pages .
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$500.00
The Year at Maple Hill Farm

The Year at Maple Hill Farm

by Provensen, Alice; Provensen, Martin

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  • Hardcover
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  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly toned.
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780590757843
ISBN 10
0590757849
Seller
Selkirk, New York
Item Price
$150.00

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NY: Atheneum. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly toned.. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 0590757849 . Signed by the late Caldecott medalists with a maple leaf drawing on title page. The husband and wife author/illustrator team describe seasonal chores and the animals at their real-life upstate New York farm. Tan cloth binding. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .
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$150.00
The Cricket on the Hearth
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The Cricket on the Hearth

by Dickens, Charles

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  • Hardcover
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Used - Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards soiled, corners bumped, tear to tissue guard of frontispiece illustration, some light fin
Edition
Later Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Selkirk, New York
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$100.00

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New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards soiled, corners bumped, tear to . tissue guard of frontispiece illustration, some light finger soiling.. 1903. Later Printing. Hardcover. Beautiful Margaret Armstrong binding in white cloth with holly branch and garland design in red, green and gold on front boards, signed with MA. Top edges gilt. Black and white illustrations in text by Frederick Simpson Coburn. xii, 174pp. From the library of international chess champion Edward Lasker, with his chess-themed bookplate on front pastedown endpaper. A second bookplate from owner Harriet Dyer Adams above Lasker's. One of Dickens' Christmas novels. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$100.00
Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris
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Paradisi in Sole Paradisus Terrestris

by Parkinson, John

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket worn and sunned.
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9789022107584
ISBN 10
9022107582
Seller
Selkirk, New York
Item Price
$130.00

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Norwood, NJ: Walter J. Johnson Inc. and Tehatrum Orbis Terrarum, Ltd.. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket worn and sunned.. 1975. Reprint. Hardcover. 9022107582 . Facsimile reprint of this 1620 herbal printed in London. Number 758 in the series, The English Experience: Its Record in Early Printed Books Printed in Facsimile. Red cloth binding. Wonderful woodcut illustrations of plants throughout. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .
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$130.00
History of the Mohawk Valley:  Gateway to the West, 1614-1925, Covering  the Six Counties of...

History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West, 1614-1925, Covering the Six Counties of Schenectady, Schoharie, Montgomery, Fulton, Herkimer and Oneida (Four Volumes)

by Greene, Nelson (editor)

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, volume one has water stain at page tops.
Binding
Hardcover
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Selkirk, New York
Item Price
$400.00

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Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, volume one has water stain at . page tops.. 1925. Hardcover. Four volume set uniformly bound in 3/4 brown leather with marbled paper-covered sides and matching endpapers. Top edges gilt. Many photos. Volume One: 954pp; Volume Two, 955-1898pp; Volume Three, 816pp of biographies and photos of local notables; Volume Four, 916pp of more biographies and photos. A handsome set and a good historical reference. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$400.00
The Golden Christmas Book
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The Golden Christmas Book

by Crampton, Gertrude

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket toned and chipped at edges.
Binding
Hardcover
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Selkirk, New York
Item Price
$150.00

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NY: Simon and Schuster. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket toned and chipped at edges.. 1947. Hardcover. Color illustrated boards. Green tissue paper Christmas tree opens up on front endpapers. A collection of Christmas stories, songs, poems, riddles, and activities. Many illustrations, include many in color. A Big Golden Book Special. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages .
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$150.00
Stuart Little
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Stuart Little

by White, E. B.

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Pages toned, jacket in two pieces and toned and tattered.
Edition
First Edition; First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Selkirk, New York
Item Price
$120.00

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NY: Harper & Brothers. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Pages toned, jacket in two pieces and . toned and tattered.. 1945. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. The 1945 children's classic with the evocative Garth Williams illustrations. Brown illustrated boards. Front jacket flap has $2.00 price and Harper and Brothers, Publishers. Copyright page has stated first printing and 10-5 I-U publisher code. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 131 pages .
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$120.00