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1 Christian's Mistake
London Hurst & Blackett Quarter Leather Very Good No Jacket Book 
320pp. Marbled endpapers. Marbled boards. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard. Corners rubbed through, spine ends worn. Ownership inscription on the title page. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Church Harmonies: A Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Use of Congregations
Boston Universalist Publishing House 1887 Full Leather Very Good No Jacket 
340pp. Contemporary full burgundy leather (crushed morocco) with five semi-raised bands on the spine. The boards are bordered with blind stamped rule and the edges of the boards on the verso are edged in gilt dentelle. All edges gilt. 1005 hymns and 40 Scripture readings. Three corners bumped and rubbed through. Spine rubbed but not rubbed through. A few stray scuff marks to the back board. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Die Bibel
London Gebrucht Auf Rosten Der Grozbritanischen Und Uuslandischen Bibel Gesellichate 1839 Full Leather Very Good No Jacket 
995pp. + 328pp. Dutch language. Full leather with elaborate blind stamping. Bound by the British bookbinder, "Watkins" with her binding ticket on the front pastedown. The binder is Louisa Watkins, who used an engine-turned die to create the ornate blindstamping on the boards. According to Maggs' Brothers "Bookbinding in the British Isles, Sixteenth to the Twentieth Centuries, Part I", this die was turned upon the Rose Engine. It was first used by Congreve to create a more elaborate plate for the printing of currency. See Item #243 in the aforementioned book to see an example of an 1842 Bible with the same decoration and the same binder's ticket. The binding is also "signed" at the base of the spine with a very faint "W". I am quite sure I have massacred the publisher of this volume since my Dutch blackletter is horrible. Bookplate on the front pastedown (in Dutch) is from a Dutch emmigration society which printed Bibles for emmigrants. Corners bumped and rubbed through. All edges dusty. Very occasional foxing. Lacking the title page for both Testaments, but the New Testament title page is intact. Dutch immigrant (to NY) genealogical information on the endpapers and back pastedown. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 395.00 USD
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4 Fair Thoughts and Happy Hours Attend on You: A Shakespeare Calendar for 1906
London Ernest Nister 1906 First Edition. Original Decorative Boards Good No Jacket 
Unpaginated (20pp.). Original cream colored boards decoratively stamped in red, blue and gilt. Boards soiled and stained. The text is clean and bright. Nice color chromolithography with an illuminated style. Size: 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Golden Thoughts from the Best Writers
Boston DeWolfe, Fiske & Co. 1910 Unknown Edition. Original Full Leather Very Good No Jacket Book 
128pp. Unknown Edition. Original full leather yap binding with leather title label on the front cover, elaborate decorative art nouveau design stamped in blind, linen endpapers, all edges gilt. Illustrated with six chromolithographs. Some chipping to the edges of the binding. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Good Company for Every Day of the Year
Boston James R. Osgood 1881 Reprint. Full Leather Very Good No Jacket 
329pp. Frontispiece portrait of John G. Whittier. Contemporary full leather with five raised bands, spine lettering stamped in gilt, blindstamped borders to the boards, nice gilt dentelle edges, all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated with portaits of the authors with tissue guards. Material from Whittier, Lowell, Milton, Goethe, Dante, Southey, Tennyson, Blake, Emerson, Hawthorne, Longfellow, and Iriving. Includes a piece called "The Mormon's Wife" by Rose Terry. See Flake #3350. Spine rubbed, three corners bumped and rubbed through. Foxing to the frontispiece and the corresponding tissue guard. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church
NY Lane & Scott 1851 Revised Edition. Full Leather Very Good No Jacket 
752pp. + 48pp. supplement. Bound in contemporary full crushed morocco with elaborate gilt stamping to the spine and boards, all edges gilt. Foxed. Faint pencil inscription on the front free endpaper. Corners bumped. Extremities rubbed but not rubbed through. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Orations of American Orators: Including Biographical and Critical Sketches
NY The Colonial Press 1900 Half-Leather Good No Jacket Book 
Two volumes, complete. Bound in original half leather over marbled boards, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrated. Includes speeches from Patrick Henry, Samuel Adams, Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Rufus Choate, W.H. Seward, William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Douglas, Grover Cleveland, William McKinley and many others. Corners bumped and rubbed through. The leather to volume one is unevenly faded on the front cover. Some spotting to the front cover of volume 2. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 40.00 USD
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9 Representative Poems of Living Poets American and English Selected By the Poets Themselves
NY Cassell & Co. 1886 First Edition. Original Decorative Boards Very Good No Jacket 
683pp. Illustrated. Bound in original light green beveled cloth stamped in light blue, black and gilt, all edges gilt. Patterned endpapers. Introduction by George Parsons Lathrop. Bottom corners bumped and rubbed but not rubbed through. Some spotting to the verso of the boards along the edges. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 30.00 USD
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10 Sights and Scenes in England and Wales
London Cassell & Co. Original Decorative Boards Very Good No Jacket 
Varied pagination. Original beveled burgundy boards stamped in black and gilt, all edges gilt. Illustrated. Salesman sample book with a pretty cloth sample backstrip on the front pastedown. Offsetting to the front free endpaper from the same. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Spine ends rubbed. A few stray small stains to the same. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Price: 75.00 USD
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11 The Folio Book of Humorous Anecdotes
London The Folio Society 2006 Second Printing. Original Decorative Boards Fine No Jacket Nick Hardcastle 
272pp. Illustrated. Introduction by Edward Leeson. Housed in the original slipcase which is in Near Fine condition. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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12 The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Authorized King James Version
London Collins Clear-Type Press 1958 Mother of Pearl Near Fine No Jacket 
800pp. + 247pp. + 8pp. harmony of the gospels + 4pp. color maps. Bound in an interesting mother of pearl binding inlaid with many rectangular pieces and decorative center pieces on both boards (sand dollar on the front and crosses on the back). Leather backstrip with lettering stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Illustrated with color photographic scenes of the Holy Land. "Jerusalem" printed on the spine indicating that this was probably bought at a tourist shop in that city. Printed in double columns. No previous ownership inscriptions. Some staining to the binding; it looks like stain from the adhesive used to do the binding. Size: 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Price: 250.00 USD
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13 The Poetical Works of Wordsworth with Introduction and Notes
London Oxford University Press 1951 Quarter Leather Very Good No Jacket 
779pp. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Bound in blue quarter leather with five faux raised bands, six gilt stamped compartments, and a red leather spine label. Edited by Thomas Huchinson. Revised by Ernest de Selincourt. The blue cloth is spotted. Housed in the original slipcase which is rubbed at the joints and is starting to split at one joint. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" Tall 
Price: 12.00 USD
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14 The Travels and Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Philadelphia Porter & Coates Original Decorative Cloth Very Good No Jacket Alfred Crowquill 
283pp. Illustrated. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Pencil ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. The binding is quite bright and clean. Great satire. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Abbott, Rev. John S.C., Rev. Jacob & Rev. Lyman The Pictorial New Testament with Notes By the Abbotts
NY H.S. Goodspeed & Co. 1881 First Edition Thus Full Leather Near Fine No Jacket Book 
969pp. + 4pp. ads. Full leather, beveled edges, elaborately stamped in blind and gilt, all edges marbled. Silk ribbon book mark sewn in. Profusely illustrated. Extremities rubbed but not rubbed through. An exceptionally bright and clean copy. Nearly as fresh as when it left the binder's hand. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 120.00 USD
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16 Adams, Henry The Education of Henry Adams
Franklin Center The Franklin Library 1982 Limited Edition. Full Leather Near Fine No Jacket Jerry Pinkney 
530pp. Full leather, nicely stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Three raised bands. Silked endpapers. No statement of limitation, as issued. Includes the 22pp. illustrated "Notes from the Editors" booklet (stapled wraps). Corners gently bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Adams, William Henry Davenport Truths and Fancies from Fairy Land; or, Fairy Stories with a Purpose
London T. Nelson & Sons Original Decorative Boards Good No Jacket 
128pp. Original beveled mauve cloth, stamped in blind and gilt. Illustrated. Corners bumped. Mouse nibbling to the top corner on the front board. Foxing to the prelims. Traces of mottling to the boards. Occasional dampstain to the text in the margins. Signed reward of merit to the front pastedown. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 100.00 USD
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18 Allen, James Lane The Choir Invisible
NY Macmillan 1898 Reprint. Original Decorative Boards Very Good No Jacket 
361pp. + 1pp. ad. This is a nice example of a publisher's binding. The binding is not signed with a monogram so I am not sure who designed this. Original blue cloth stamped in burnt orange and gilt, top edge gilt. Corners gently bumped and rubbed (not rubbed through). Gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 Arnold, Matthew (ed.) Poems of Wordsworth
NY Thomas Y. Crowell 1892 Original Decorative Boards Very Good No Jacket 
319pp. Frontispiece engraving. Original silked floral pattern paper over white boards which are elaborately stamped in gilt. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Spine darkened. Size: 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Price: 12.00 USD
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20 Balzac, Honore De Pere Goirot
Franklin Center Franklin Library 1980 Reprint. Full Leather Very Good No Jacket Albert Lynch 
376pp. Patterned endpapers. Original full leather stamped in gilt, all edges gilt. Illustrated. Spine lettering almost completely dulled. Top corners gently bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Price: 8.00 USD
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