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Memorial Volume of the Centenary of St. Mary's Seminary of St. Sulpice, Baltimore, MD

By: N/A

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Baltimore, John Murphy & Co.: 1891

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109

Condition: Good


164pp. Original blue cloth, titles and decorations stamped in gilt, beveled edges, blue endpapers. Illustrated. Ex-library. Front hinge cracked. Faint numbers in white and a shelf label on the spine. Corners bumped and rubbed through. McDonnel Library Association ink stamp on a blank prelim. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

History of the Presbytery of Kanawha, 1895-1956

By: N/A

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Charleston, Jarrett Printing Co.: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 423

Condition: Very Good


804pp. Original blue cloth, lettering stamped in gilt. Illustrated. Ownership inscription on the front free endpaper. Endpapers toned. Corners bumped. Spine lettering dulled. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Hawthorne Centenary Celebration at the Wayside Concord, Massachusetts July 4-7, 1904

By: N/A

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed By Owner

Seller ID: 759

Condition: Very Good


208pp. 1st Edition. Original green cloth, titles stamped in gilt, top edge gilt. Frontispiece portrait of Hawthorne. Bookplate of Charles West Varney, Jr. on the front pastedown. The name "Higginson" inscribed on the same. A previous bookseller has included a note on the front free endpaper indicating that this copy may have belonged to T.W. Higginson. Higginson was a Unitarian minister who was an ardent abolitionist and women's rights advocate. He was also a correspondent and literary mentor to Emily Dickinson. He helped to get Dickinson's poetry published after her death. He also com... View more info

Orations of American Orators: Including Biographical and Critical Sketches

By: N/A

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, The Colonial Press: 1900

Seller ID: 1241

Condition: Good


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 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Sketch of the Life, Personal Appearance, Character and Manners of Charles S. Stratton, the Man in Miniature, Known as General Tom Thumb.

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Van-Norden & Amerman: 1851

Edition: Early Reprint.

Seller ID: 1281

Condition: Good


24pp. Early reprint. Original printed wraps with ads on the verso for P.T. Barnum's American Museum. Rare in any edition. Most likely sold at Barnum's Museum as promotional advertising. The back cover shows the European heads of state being entertained by Tom Thumb in various costumes. The longer title depicts Stratton as "Nineteen Years Old, Twenty-Eight Inches High, and Weighing Only Fifteen Pounds." Corners heavily creased. The text has faint intermittent foxing. The wraps are unevenly darkened. Size: 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall View more info

Campbell's Foreign Semi-Monthly Magazine or Select Miscellany of European Literature and Art, Volume IV from September to December 1843

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, James M. Campbell: 1843

Seller ID: 1474

Condition: Very Good


576pp. Stamped in gilt, four raised bands. Illustrated with some striking steel plates. Some great articles here including, "Native Indian Society" by Mrs. Postans, "Military Anecdotes--Sketches of Character" by Lieut.-Col. Wilkie, "Sacrifice of a Hindoo Widow", "Progress of Mechanical Inventions", "Recreations in Natural History", an excerpt from "A Period in the History of Our Planet" by Louis Agassiz, and more. Some foxing. Corners bumped and rubbed, one corner rubbed through. Still a presentable copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Constitution and By-Laws of the U.S. Maimed Soldiers League of the Union Army and Navy

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Town Print: 1883

Edition: Probable 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1666

Condition: Good


12pp. Dampstained. Creased. Closed tear to the front cover. Scarce. The organization which represented and supported the wounded war vets of the Civil War. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall View more info

Union Almanac for 1865

By: N/A

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, King & Baird, Printers: 1865

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 1667

Condition: Good


34pp. Illustrated with woodcuts in the text. Great cut showing slaves dancing in Virginia. A typical almanac with the exception of the added pro-Union Civil War vignettes including material such as the boyhood of U.S. Grant and various short stories of Union victories, etc. Edges chipped but with no loss to the printed material. Browned. Rare. OCLC locates one copy in university holdings. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Proceedings of the Senate and Assembly of the State of New York On The Life and Services of General Philip H. Sheridan Held At the Capitol April 9, 1889

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Albany, James B. Lyon: 1890

Seller ID: 1673

Condition: Good


64pp. Decorated with a gilt vignette of Sheridan riding in battle. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Sheridan. Front hinge cracked. Text block loose in the binding. Corners bumped and rubbed through. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Ballou Advertiser, Vol. II, No. 1, April 21, 1874

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Nashua, NH, Ballou Association: 1874

Seller ID: 1717

Condition: Very Good


4pp. Advertises the play, "Capitola!" and the farce "Never Reckon Your Chickens". Loaded with local advertisements. Two small closed tears. Creased. Includes an unusual ad for early sunglasses. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Haverly's Theatre Program Week Commencing Monday October 23rd, 1882

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Haverly's: 1882

Seller ID: 1718

Condition: Very Good


6pp. The shows mentioned in the program include "Sam'l of Posen", "Cheek" by Roland Reed, but the feature is "Lights O'London" starring George Mordaunt. Fantastic local advertisements including a couple of illustrated ads including Coon & Co.'s Collars and Cuffs with a great woodcut of a raccoon, an amateur photography dealer, Blondine golden hair color, and Mason's Original Challenge Blacking depicting an African American boot black. Some creasing. Printed on a mauve colored paper. Folds. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Rewell Ratchet Mop Double Sided Advertisement

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: 1890

Seller ID: 1719

Condition: Fine


2pp. Fantastic printed ad showing a woman holding the self wringing mop. "Something entirely new. Mopping made easy. The problem solved by Rewell the self wringer." Printed on thin mustard yellow paper. Measures 13 inches by 9 inches. "As the clothing is not drenched or disfigured as in ordinary mopping, no special preparation is required. A silk dress may be worn with impunity." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Fonthill: The Home of Henry Chapman Mercer

By: N/A

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Feasterville, Manor House Publishing: 1998

Seller ID: 2338

Condition: Near Fine


102pp. Illustrated. Ownership inscription on the half title. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Amusing Alphabet

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, McLoughlin Bros.:

Seller ID: 2550

Condition: Very Good


Unpaginated. 7pp., not counting the title page. No date, but based on the McLoughlin Bros. catalogs I have seen online, and the printing style, this was made in the 1860's. The title is misprinted "Amusing Aplhabet" on the front cover. Each page contains a woodblock print illustration which is hand colored. Great Civil War era piece with a military motif for the page containing E-H. E is an ensign, F is a fort and flag and the corresponding illustration depicts each. From the Dame Wonder's Series. Creased. A couple of small closed tears to the wraps. Foxed. Small pencil ownership inscr... View more info

Constitution and Code of General Laws of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (Annotated) 1949

By: N/A

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Sovereign Grand Lodge, I.O.O.F.: 1950

Seller ID: 3398

Condition: Good


774pp. Ownership inscription on the front pastedown. Some marginalia. Corners bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Address of His Excellency Marcus Morton to the Two Branches of the Legislature on the Organization of the Government for the Political Year Commencing 1, 1840

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 1840

Edition: Early Edition

Seller ID: 004010

Condition: Very Good


16pp. Disbound. Browned. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Militaria Auction, Catalog 52, November 20, 2004

By: N/A

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Bouckville, Mohawk Arms Inc.: 2004

Seller ID: 004223

Condition: Near Fine


232pp. Illustrated, including 17pp. color plates. Minor creasing. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Militaria Auction Catalog 53, May 28, 2005

By: N/A

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Bouckville, Mohawk Arms Inc.: 2005

Seller ID: 004224

Condition: Near Fine


232pp. Illustrated, including 17pp. color plates. Minor creasing. Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall View more info

Militaria Auction Catalog 59, June 6-7, 2008

By: N/A

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Bouckville, Mohawk Arms Inc.: 2008

Seller ID: 004225

Condition: Very Good


338pp. Illustrated including 18pp. color plates. Spine creased. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info

Rarebit: Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-Five

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Glencoe, The Students of Oldfield School: 1925

Seller ID: 004228

Condition: Very Good


68pp. + 13pp. ads, including a beautiful ad in printed color for The Read-Taylor Company of Baltimore. Illustrated. A great yearbook showing life in an elite prep school for girls which has graduated the likes of various Du Ponts and royalty. Also shows the ladies either wearing the typical flapper style or some of the specially made illustrations for the book depict them (or favorite being the flapper blowing bubbles where the bubbles spell out "Votes for Women." Some residue to the back wrap. Heel of spine mouse eaten. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall View more info