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Fragmenta Versionis Ulphilanae, Continentia Particulas Aliquot Epistolae Pauli Ad Romanos, Haud Pridem Ex Codice Rescripto Bibliotheca Guelferbytanae Eruta, Et A Francisco Antonio Knittel, Archdiacano, Edita, Nunc Cum Aliquot Annotationibus Typis Reddita

By: Knittel, Francisco Antonio

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Upsaliae, N.P.: 1763

Edition: Early Edition.

Seller ID: 192

Condition: Good


90pp. + 13pp. glossary. Early edition, printed only one year after the first edition. Rebound in 19th Century half cloth with marbled paper over the boards. Bookplate of the University of Texas on the verso of the front cover, indicating it was a gift from Archer M. Huntington, stepson of railroad magnate Collis P. Huntington. This is an early printing of the (then) recently discovered Codex Carolinus, a palimpsest manuscript containing fragments of Romans 11-15, dating from the 6th-7th Centuries. The manuscript contained Romans 11:33-12:5, 12:17-13:5, 14:9-20, and 15:3-13. The textual apparat... View more info

The Conversion and Death-Bed Experience of Mrs. Jessie Little of Glasgow Who Died in January, 1842 at the Age of Eighteen

By: Little, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, American Tract Society:

Seller ID: 018166

Condition: Very Good


134pp. Original brown cloth stamped in blind and gilt. #52 in the Youth's Library series. Small nick from the spine, along the back joint. Corners bumped. Ownership inscription to the front pastedown. All edges of the text block foxed. Minor foxing to the prelims. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

The Adopted Daughter; or, The Trials of Sabra. A Tale of Real Life

By: Monmouth, Sarah Elizabeth

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Montreal, John Lovell: 1867

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 828

Condition: Good


196pp. Original brown cloth, decoratively stamped in blind. The author of this anonymously written book is identified as Sarah Elizabeth Monmouth by Cindy Weinstein in her book, Family, Kinship and Sympathy in Nineteenth Century American Literature, page 200. Weinstein says that this book shows that not all in the family treat adopted children equally. Spine a bit sunned. Corners bumped, three corners rubbed through. Prelims and end matter foxed with only occasional foxing through the rest of the text. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Melodies, Songs, Sacred Songs and National Airs

By: Moore, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bridgeport, M. Sherman: 1828

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 008780

Condition: Fair


284pp. Engraved title page torn in half and lacking the bottom half. Lacking the other prelims as well. Bound in full calf, leather spine label. Front board detached but present. Back joint starting. Pencil scribbles on the pastedowns, on the endmatter and on the title page. Small ownership inscription on the title page. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall View more info

Narratives of the Shepherd of Salisbury Plain; The Mountain Miller; and George Vining

By: More, Hannah & Others

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, American Tract Society:

Seller ID: 018144

Condition: Very Good


116pp. + 2pp. ads. Original brown cloth stamped in blind and gilt. Frontispiece. #47 in the Youth's Library series. Corners bumped, bottom corners rubbed through at the tips. Ownership inscription to the front pastedown. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

Example for Scholars and Teachers: In a Memorial of a Departed Sister

By: Page, Rev. Thomas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts Sabbath School Society: 1851

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 018168

Condition: Very Good


72pp. Original quarter cloth with marbled paper over the boards. Paper spine label. Quite scarce, OCLC Worldcat locates no other copies in institutional holdings. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Foxed. Endpapers and pastedowns toned. Ownership inscription to the front pastedown. A few stray black stains to the back endpaper and pastedown (pencil lead?). Bottom edge of the back board bumped. Edges of the text block foxed. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

An Elementary Treatise on Plane and Solid Geometry

By: Peirce, Benjamin

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Boston, James Munroe & Co.: 1837

Seller ID: 017730

Condition: Good


159pp. + 6 plates + 12pp. ads. Full leather (calf) with leather spine label stamped in gilt. Toning to the edge of the pastedowns owing to the poorer quality (original) binding glue. Light, intermittent foxing. The heel of the spine is chipped. Corners bumped and rubbed through. No previous ownership inscriptions. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Conducta de Confesores en el Tribunal de la Penitencia, Segun las Instrucciones de San Carlos Borromeo y la Doctrina de San Francisco de Sales, Impresa de Orden de Monsenor el Obispo de Bajeux para el Uso de Los Confesores de su Diocesi.

By: Sales, San Francisco de & San Carlos Borromeo

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Madrid, Por la Viuda de Barco Lopez: 1817

Edition: Fourth Impression

Seller ID: 449

Condition: Good


563pp. + 2pp index. Bound in contemporary full calf with gilt decoration on the spine, marbled endpapers. Francis, Saint of Sales (1567-1622) became a priest in 1591. He tried to peacefully convert the province of Chablais to Roman Catholicism. When this failed, in 1596-97 at a ducal council in Turin lobbied for forced conversion. This plan included, ".the expulsion of the Protestant clergy, the prohibition of Evangelical literature, the re-establishment of the Roman Catholic parishes, the foundation of a Jesuit college, and the restoration of the mass in the city of Thonon. The plan was a... View more info

The LIfe of George Stephenson and of His Son Robert Stephenson; Comprising Also a History of the Invention and Introduction of the Railway Locomotive

By: Smiles, Samuel

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Bros.: 1868

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 1466

Condition: Good


501pp. + 4pp. ads. Illustrated. Brown cloth with gilt lettering stamped on the spine and a gilt vignette of an early locomotive on the same. Front hinge cracked. Frontispiece loose in the binding. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Bookplate of H.H. Rowland on the front pastedown. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

History of the Christian Church, From its Origin to its Present Time; Compiled from Various Authors Including a History of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Drawn from Authentic Documents

By: Smith, Rev. James

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Nashville, Cumberland Presbyterian Office: 1835

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 45

Condition: Very Good


685pp. Bound in contemporary full calf, four raised bands, leather spine label. According to the New Schaaf-Herzog Encyclopedia, the Cumberland Presbyterian Church began in 1797 during the Second Great Awakening in the revivals in southwestern Kentucky and Tennessee under Rev. James McGready (IX:231). This history was written during the height of the movement, which eventually fizzled out when the church was reunited with the PCUSA in 1906. This work contains an important chapter in American church and revival history. Foxed. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Corners bumped and... View more info

George Barnwell: A Novel

By: Surr, T.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, N.H. Whitaker: 1828

Seller ID: 009126

Condition: Fair


Two volumes bound together as one. 192pp. + 192pp. Contemporary full calf with gilt lettering and decoration on the backstrip. Two frontispieces (one with each title page). Front board detached but hanging on by one binder's thread. Lacking the back board. The heel of the spine is chipped. Corners bumped, extremities rubbed but not rubbed through. Foxed. Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall View more info

The Gold Hunters' Adventures; or, Life in Australia

By: Thomes, William H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, Lee & Shepard: 1870

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004537

Condition: Good


564pp. Original green cloth, spine title stamped in gilt. Illustrated. Hinges cracked. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Text browned. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

The Ready Reckoner in Miniature, Containing Accurate Tables from One to Ten Thousand at the Various Prices, from One Farthing to One Pound

By: Thomson, J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Tegg:

Seller ID: 009087

Condition: Fair


156pp. Contemporary full calf. A New Edition, Improved, to which are added tables for reducing sterling money to Halifax currency and Halifax currency to sterling. Cornes bumped and rubbed through. Back board detached but hanging on by one binder's thread. Rubbed overall. Foxed. Ownership inscriptions on the endpapers. Bookseller's ticket on the front pastedown. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall View more info

The Psalms of David, Imitated in the Language of the New Testament, and Applied to the Christian State and Worship (bound Together with) Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Three Books

By: Watts, Isaac

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Sandbornton, NH, N.P.: 1836

Seller ID: 011933

Condition: Very Good


310pp. + 272pp. Bound in a lovely full crushed leather with what amounts to three compartments on the backstrip stamped in gilt lettering and a diamond floral device. All edges marbled. The binding is contemporary to the period. Stereotyped by T.H. Carter & Co. of Boston, MA (according to the title page on the second volume). Watts holds an important place in the history of hymnody since he, ".treated his subject matter with more freedom than his predecessors, who had sought above all else a literal rendering. Although some opposed his verses, they were eventually regarded in many quarters... View more info

The Poetical Works of Henry Kirk White

By: White, Henry Kirk

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, William Pickering: 1830

Edition: First Edition Thus.

Seller ID: 017079

Condition: Very Good


4pp. ads + 252pp. Original blue publisher's boards with printed spine label. Nicely engraved frontispiece of the poet, executed by H. Robinson. Very nice copper plate engraving of the Aldus printing device on the title page (in spite of offsetting from the frontispiece engraving). This is #6 in the series, "The Aldine Edition of the British Poets." OCLC Worldcat locates only one copy of this edition, that being in the National Library of Australia. Quite scarce in the original publisher's boards and with the printed spine label in legible condition (most are rebound in leather). Corner... View more info

A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises to the South Sea Islands; with Remarks Upon the Natural History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Traditions, and Usages of the Inhabitants

By: Williams, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, J. Snow: 1837

Edition: Early Reprint

Seller ID: 219

Condition: Poor


589pp. A very early reprint (Third Thousand). Disbound, lacking the covers, prelims, and end matter. The backstrip is still present. Illustrated, including a striking color frontispiece printed in oils of "To Po, a Chief of Rarotonga" which is loose in the binding. An important early missionary narrative to the South Seas. Williams discovered Rarotonga and was eventually murdered by cannibals in 1839. Lacking the folding map. Ownership inscription on the title page. Last page of text torn, but complete. Sold with all faults. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Fabiola ou L'Eglise des Catacombes

By: Wiseman, S. Em Le Cardinal

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Tours, Alfred Mame et Fils, Editeurs: 1885

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 412

Condition: Good


399pp. Bound in contemporary red cloth with ornate red leather backstrip, five semi-raised bands with gilt compartments, silked endpapers. Illustrated with steel engravings by Joseph Blanc. Translated by Richard Viot. An elaborate Typical of French book production. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Spine ends rubbed, but not rubbed through. The front joint has started at the top, extending about three inches down the joint. Light brown stains on the covers. Some foxing. Nice reward of merit on the front pastedown. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info