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Compendium Floræ Philadelphicæ, (Vol II Only) Containing a Description of the Indigenous and Naturalized Plants Found Within a Circuit of Ten Miles around Philadelphia, Volume II

By: Barton, William P. C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, M. Carey & Son: 1818

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37039

Condition: Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 234 pages; Vol II only of 2. Soundly bound in green cloth rebinding circa early 20th century. Title lettering painted neatly in gilt to length of spine. Minimal ex-library indications with remanants of a card pocket to the rear pastedown; no stamps or other ownership indications. Occasional light spotting scattered to some few pages; here and there some pencil check marks in margins. G+ View more info

Address Delivered before the Philadelphia County Medical Society, December 13. 1854

By: Betton, Thomas F.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, T. K. & P. G. Collins: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34033

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 18 pages; 1854 T. K. & P. G. Collins, Philadelphia. Pamphlet length publication of 18 pages is disbound, presumably once having been bound together with other short works. Retains title page. Light damp stain soiling in a pair of crescents along the top edge of the pages. Good only View more info

Men Of America; A Biographical Album Of The City Government Of Philadelphia In the Bi-Centennial Year

By: Bi-Centennial Committee & F. Gutekunst (Engravings)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, The American Biographical Publishing Company: 1883

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30134

Condition: Good+


Phototype engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 208 pages; Stout large format 4to HC in original full brown morocco with decorative detailing in blind and title lettering tooled in gilt to cover and spine. All edges gilt; five raised bands to spine. Printed on heavy grade paper; lavishly illustrated with tissue guarded phototype engravings. Several signatures sprung or detached from cords and jutting at front edge. Board hinges sound but binding is broken between titl... View more info

Road Work; Among Tyrants, Beasts, Heroes, and Rogues

By: Bowden, Mark

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 33267

ISBN: 087113876X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 467 pages; 1st printing. Signed by Bowden on the title page. Tightly bound, unread copy in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket with just a whisper of shelf evidence base of spine. Essentially as new. F/NF; Signed by Author View more info

Boyd's Philadelphia City Directory, 1914 Complete and Accurate Index to the Residents of the Entire City - Their Names, Business and Locations. with an Appendix of Businesses and a Street Guide

By: Boyd's & C. E. Howe & Co.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, C. E. Howe Co: 1914

Seller ID: 37745

Condition: Good


Pictorial ads; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 1825 pages; Massive directory with surnames organized A-Z showing address and trade or business. Stout 4to in 1/2 leather and pebbled black cloth boards. Text block souindly bound and boards attached but spine cap broken at joints and detached, but present. Leather dry and flaking over corners. Illustrated with pictorial ads. With faults but still soundly bound and clean contents. Good only thus. ... Oversize book will require ... View more info

Christopher Sower and Son; The Story of Two Pioneers in American Printing

By: Brandt, Harry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Elgin, IL, Brethren Publishing House: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23435

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 135 pages; HC/DJ Snugly bound and clean in original pictorial dust jacket. Publisher's original red cloth is unlettered at spine, as issued. Jacket lightly crimped at spine ends. General slight storage rub to covers. Mild mottling to the cloth along the lower edges of the boards - but no other cosmetic flaws. Illustrated with B/W photographs and maps. Uncommon in dust jacket. VG+/VG View more info

Philadelphia and Surrounding Territory Classified Business Directory 1931 [Including Baltimore and Atlantic City]

By: Buyers' Blue Book Co

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Buyers' Blue Book Co: 1931

Seller ID: 34349

Condition: Very Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 452 pages; Commercial business [and phone] directory for Philadelphia with added sections on Baltimore and Atlantic City. 293; 128; 81 pp. Includes some commercial ads. Gilt a little dulled at spine; some light foxing to front edge of page block. Small ink stamp ownership of a law firm to the front endpage. VG ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

A Venture In Faith; The Church of St. Martin-In-The-Fields 1889-1989 Chestnut Hill/Philadelphia Pennsylvania

By: Contosta, David R. & Illustrated

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chestnut Hill / Philadelphia, The Church of St. Martin-In-The-Fields: 1988

Seller ID: 27807

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; HC in red cloth with title lettering and illustration brightly in gilt. Tightly bound and neat. Illustrated with b&w photographs. Solid unmarked copy feels and appears about as new. NF View more info

Angel's Lily and History of Temple University

By: Conwell, Russell H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Judson Press: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37245

Condition: Near Fine


1920 Judson Press HC in green cloth gilt stamped cover and spine. 1st ed. Superb copy. Binding quite firm - appears unread. Covers deep green and gilt exceptionally bright. A Fine copy; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 131 pages; HC in green cloth gilt stamped cover and spine. 1st ed. Superb copy. Binding sound and contents neat. Covers deep green and gilt exceptionally bright. NF View more info

The Reminiscences Of David Hayfield Conyngham, 1750-1834

By: Conyngham, David Hayfield & Horace Edwin Hayden (Intro & Notes)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [Wilkes-Barre, PA.], Wyoming Historical and Geological Society: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30966

Condition: Very Good


1904; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 128 pages; [1904] Extracted from the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society, proceedings and collections, v. 8. Pg 181 - 293. Cased in heavy brown cloth (mid 20th century) for the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Printed on laid paper; illustrated with plates, portraits and views. Society bookplate to front pastedown. Text fresh and unmarked. Library binding with blocked gilt lettering and call # to spine. Well preserved original pr... View more info

Samuel Sloan; Architect of Philadelphia, 1815-1884

By: Cooledge, Harold N., Jr.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20004

ISBN: 0812280032

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 262 pages; Bright, tight and fresh in near immaculate dust jacket. No marks. Short closed tear top edge of the front jacket panel. Illustrated with B&W photographs. A sharp copy. F/NF. View more info

Some Historical Spots in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

By: Develin, Dora Harvey

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Fernwood PA, Eastland Publishing: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 34656

Condition: Good+


B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 57 pages; Soundly bound in original blue cloth with title lettering in gilt to cover and decorative rules in blind. Light ex-library evidence with surface scar from bookplate removal from front pastedown and a few small inconspicuous blind stamps to the base of a few pages. Light shelf rubbing to cloth at spine ends and tips. Illustrated with b&w photos. Uncommon. G++ View more info

Conceived in Crisis; A History of La Salle College, 1863 - 1965

By: Donaghy, Thomas J.

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, La Salle College: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25699

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 219 pages; Bright, snug and very neart in original pictorial dust jacket with light handling rub and several short closed tears at edges. NF/VG+ View more info

The Philadelphia Riots of 1844; A Study of Ethnic Conflict

By: Feldberg, Michael

Price: $59.00

Publisher: Westport, CT, Greenwood Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24748

ISBN: 0837178762

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 209 pages; HC is snug and solid in original blue cloth with title-lettering in silver to front cover and spine. A spot of superficial shelf soiling to rear cover. Small numeral notation penned neatly in tiny script to front endpaper. Illustrated with B/W maps. Issued without dust jacket. NF View more info

An Authentic Report of the Testimony in a Cause At Issue in the Court of Chancery Of the State of New Jersey, between Thomas L. Shotwell, Complainant, and Joseph Hendrickson and Stacy Decow, Defendants. Volume II.

By: Foster, Jeremiah J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. Harding, Printer: 1831

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35209

Condition: Good


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 504 pages; Vol II only (of 2). Soundly bound in original cloth backed, drab paper covered boards. Prior ownership of prominent Philadelphia Quaker and steel industrialist, Solomon Lukens, to the 2nd front endpage. Boards a bit edge rubbed and surface soiled. Contents foxed and toned. Good only thus; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated View more info

The Directory of Directors in the City of Philadelphia, 1906: Containing an Alphabetically Arranged List of Names of the Officers, Directors, Trustees and Managers of the Financial, Commercial and Industrial Corporations in the City of Philadelphia.

By: Goodman's Sons & Co.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Goodman's Sons & Co.: 1906

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 36918

Condition: Very Good


Photogravure portraits; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 241 pages; HC large 8vo. Soundly bound in original burgundy colored cloth with titles brightly in gilt to cover and spine. Light shelf rubbing to cloth at board edges. Illustrated with fine, tissue guarded photogravure portraits of leading Philadelphia figures. Period commercial and financial ads at front and rear. VG View more info

The Saving Grace

By: Huston, McCready

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 35378

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 287 pages; 1st printing. Snugly bound and neat in original pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed and signed by the author on the front flyleaf, dated Philadelphia, 1954. Dust jacket missing a 2 inch piece from the tail of the spine with a pair of long closed tears to the rear panel extending from the chip area. Cloth sunned and lightly toned to the area exposed by the missing chip from the jacket. Front flap of the jacket price clipped. Prior owner ... View more info

Golden Slippers; The Story of Philadelphia and its Mummers' Parade: Curtis Paper Company Annual #13

By: Miers, Earl Schenck & Fritz Kredel (Cover Art)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Newark DE, for the Curtis Paper Company By the Spiral Press: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 31324

Condition: Near Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 26 pages View more info

Songs of the University of Pennsylvania

By: Miller, William Otto

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Hinds & Noble: 1909

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 35121

Condition: Near Fine


B&W Frontis; red & black pictorial title p; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 116 pages; Oversize HC is snugly bound in ribbed, dark blue cloth with bevelled edges. Upper board embellished with gilt ruled border and title design in red and gilt. Spine unlettered, as issued. Illustrated with tissue guarded frontis drawing of a "Penn Girl" - pictorial title page in red and black. Musical notation throughout. Just a whisper of shelf evidence to cloth at corners. NF ... O... View more info

Travels in Philadelphia

By: Morley, Christopher & Frank H. Taylor (Illust. )

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, David McKay: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35219

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 264 pages; 1st edition. Soundly bound in original dark green cloth with pictorial title design brightly in gilt. Uncommon original dust jacketis tatty at edges with shallow chipping and short edge tearing. Jacket had been torn vertically the length of the spine but was mended with very old paper tape repairs to the black reverse of the jacket. Light foxing to first and last several leaves. Prior ownership dated 1920 penned neatly to fr... View more info