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Ein Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch, Enthaltend Geistreiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes : Auf Begehren Der Bruderschaft Der Menonisten Gemeinen, Aus Vielen Liederbuhern Gesammelt : Mit Einem Dreyfachen Register

By: N/A

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Johann Albrecht: 1804

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 13424

Condition: Good+


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 1st edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite songbook. Bound in full period polished calf which is chipped at spine ends and rubbed at edges; both clasps are lacking. Text block is intact and the paper is supple, though with expected light uniform toning. Rear board is detatched, front board holding. Paged [6], 79, [1], 415, [1], 17, [1]pp ; 18 cm. Some pages with bars of music. Printed in two columns. Bound, as always, with... View more info

Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch Enthaltend Geisteiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Johann Bar: 1820

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 13425

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 3rd revised edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite song book. 1820 Johann Bar. Full polished calf. Paged [6], 79, [1], 472, 18p. Printed in 2 columns, additional title page for the second part. Some bars of shape-music notation in text. Bender p12, Shoemaker 4070, Arndt 2438. Both clasps missing. Oil stain to lower quarter of binding and spine. Front hinge beginning. Contents with light foxing, but otherwise a tight copy. VG... View more info

Harriet and Her Scholars; A Sabbath School Story.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, American Sunday School Union, 146 Chestbut St: 1827

Seller ID: 14512

Condition: Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 90 pages; By the American Sunday School Union, 146 Chestbut St. , Philadelphia. 1/4 leather over paper boards. This copy printed prior to the Sunday School Union's move to 148 Chestnut in 1853. Leather spine title lettered "Harriet & Scholars." Paper boards have their marbled paper covering largely missing. Frontis engraving missing, either not bound in or possible removed. Ront endpage neatly removed as well as a corner area of the ... View more info

The Rural Magazine and Literary Evening Fire-Side Volume I, Nos. 1 - 12.

By: N/A

Price: $265.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Richards & Caleb Johnson: 1820

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20583

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 472 pages; Issues 1 -12; all that were published. Bound together in a mid/late 19th century 1/2 leather over marbled paper. Includes numbers 1 - 12 of this short lived monthly devoted to the concerns of the early American frontiersman. Much on brewing, cider making, horse and mule keeping, clearing and planting etc. Extensive and regular content devoted to education. Leather rubbed lightly over spine edges and at corner tips. Binding snug. Exp... View more info

Ein Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch, Enthaltend Geistreiche Lieder Und Psalmen, Zum Allgemeinen Gebrauch Des Wahren Gottesdienstes : Auf Begehren Der Bruderschaft Der Menonisten Gemeinen, Aus Vielen Liederbuhern Gesammelt : Mit Einem Dreyfachen Register

By: N/A

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Lancaster, PA, Johann Albrecht: 1804

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 34962

Condition: Very Good-


16mo 6" - 7" tall; Johann Albrecht, Lancaster; 1804. 1st edition of this important and enduring Lancaster Mennonite songbook. Bound in full period calf; both clasps and straps are lacking, but brass bosses and closures are intact. Light shelf rubbing to leather at spine ends and over the raised bands. Text block is intact and the paper is supple, though with expected light uniform toning. Prior owner inscription to 2nd blank endpage appears to be dated 1804 and ... View more info

The Sportsman's Vade Mecum: Containing Full Instructions in all That Relates to the Breeding, Rearing, Breaking, Kennelling, and Conditioning of Dogs, ... Expressly for the Use of Young Sportsmen

By: "dinks," and Edward Mayhew; Forester, Frank

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Stringer & Townsend: 1856

Seller ID: 34447

Condition: Good+


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 458 pages; HC In original green cloth boards with decoratively gilt stamped spine cloth laid down on a recent rebacking. Original pale yellow endpages intact. Binding snug; contents complete and very neat. Cloth corners lightly bumped; a short, very shallow divot (about 1/2 in length) out of the front edge of the rear board. Rebacked spine has been done professionally but using a rather heavy buckram underneath the original c... View more info

The Spirit of Judaism

By: Aguilar, Grace

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, NP: 1864

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 35093

Condition: Fair


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 264 pages; 5624 [1864] No publisher indicated. Philadelphia. 3rd edition. Rough copy with sound, intact text block. Front board detached amd missing. Spine missing the top 1/3 and perishing. Rebinding copy. Fair only with faults. View more info

The Green Velvet Dress : And Other Stories. False Friends. --The Great Plague.

By: American Baptist Publication Society,

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, American Baptist Publication Society,: 1875

Seller ID: 31819

Condition: Very Good


Woodcut frontis; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 48 pages; No author given. Slim HC in original black calf leather backed binding with marbled paper covered boards. Soundly bound and generally neat with gilt title lettering and a series # 30 stamped in vertical design to spine. Mild soiling top front corner of the first few leaves Just light shelf rubbing to boards at corner tips and spine ends. Scarce juvenile pedagogical tract. VG View more info

The Book of One Hundred Pictures

By: American Sunday School Union

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, American Sunday School Union: 1861

Seller ID: 29567

Condition: Very Good+


Woodcuts; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 104 pages; An exceptionally well preserved copy in original dark brown cloth with deeply impressed patterns, lettering and decorative borders in blind to boards and with gilt struck title lettering a bit dulled at sine. Snugly bound and fresh with just a whisper of rub to cloth at corners. 1864 Christmas gift inscription to front endpage. Themed groupings of single page narrative vignettes, each headed by a pictorial woodcut. 4 page ... View more info

Life In Italy ; The Improvisatore: Harper's Library of Select Novels, No. 49

By: Andersen, Hans Christian & Mary Howitt (Trans. )

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1867

Seller ID: 30394

Condition: Good+


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 124 pages; As originally published by Harper as # 49 in their Library of Select Novels. In original title lettered wrappers; no date to title page nor copyright. The rear coiver advertises the May 1867 issue of Harper's Magazine. Spine edge rubbed with some mild furring and shallow loss at spine ends. Text printed in two columns. No catalog of Harper Select titles at front, though there are ads for regular harper titles inside front and ... View more info

Facts, Observations, & Practical Illustrations, Relative to Puerperal Fever, Scarlet Fever, Pulmonary Consumption and Measles. A General View of the Pathology and Treatment of Chronic Diseases

By: Armstrong, John Alexander (Ed. ) and Philip E. Mosely (Foreword)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. Grigg, H. C. Carey & I. Lea; et. al: 1826

Edition: 2nd American edition

Seller ID: 34604

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 2nd American edition.3 parts in one volume, with separate title pages and pagination. 120; 216; 80 pp. "Fever commonly called Puperal" : "Practical Illustrations of the Scarlet Fever..." : "Balsam of Copaiva; Chronic Diseases and Sulphureous Waters". Speckled calf with spine perishing, missing the top half of the spine panel. Binding cords sound; boards tenuously attached by cords. Front endpage and half-title missing. U... View more info

Riches Have Wings; or, a Tale for the Rich and Poor.

By: Arthur, T. S. & Virginia F. Townsend, (editors)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Baker & Scribner: 1849

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 32253

Condition: Very Good


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 192 pages; 6th edition, after the 1847 initial printing. Snugly bound and neat in original brown cloth with decorative vignette and border designs in blind and title panel elaborately done in gilt, very bright to spine. Front flyleaf missing, probably removed to obscure ownership or gift inscription. Just trace toning and occasional superficial spotting to page stock. Several small spots of insect predation to the cloth of the lower board. Ove... View more info

The Painter, Gilder, and Varnisher's Companion; Containing Rules and Regulations in Everything Relating to the Arts of Painting, Gilding, Varnishing, and Glass-Staining, Graining, Marbling...[ Etc]

By: Baird, Henry Carey

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Carey Baird: 1876

Edition: Sixteenth Edition

Seller ID: 33447

Condition: Very Good-


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 356 pages; Soundly bound and generally neat in original brown cloth with decorative border detailing in blind to boards and titles in gilt (just a little dulled) at spine. Boards shelf tapped at corners with superficial abrasion and fray to top front corners. A short closed tear in the binding fabric at the tail of the spine has been inconspicuously mended with archival pva. Front lining papers partially split in the inner front hinge. Otherwi... View more info

Out of the Triangle; A Story of the Far East, and Other Stories New Sabbath Library Vol 1, No. 4

By: Bamford, Mary E,

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Elgin IL, David C. Cook Publishing: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30365

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 95 pages; Published as New Sabbath Library Vol. 1, No. 4. Paperback in pictorial wraps over side staped text block. Printed on glossy stock. Sound and neat with just light toning and mild soiling to cover stock. Illustrated with about 8 or so full page b&w renderings. Includes stories: Out of the triangle.--The squash of the Esvidos.--By the way.--At Cousin Harriet's.--The nephew of tia Marta.--Comale's revenge.--At the panad... View more info

American Popular Lessons : Chiefly Selected from the Writings of Mrs. Barbauld, Miss Edgeworth, and Other Approved Writers

By: Barbauld; Edgeworth Et. Al.

Price: $43.95

Publisher: New York, R Lockwood: 1829

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 13554

Condition: Very Good-


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 251 pages; 1829 R Lockwood, NY. HC in printed paper covered boards and gilt ruled cloth backstrip. 2nd edition after and 1820 printing. An early American school book with intermediate level narrative pieces relating to American history, Scripture as well as charachter formation. Paper covered boards have bordered title printing at front and printer's advertisements on rear surface. Simple gitl ruling acros spine; unlettered, as issued. Sound c... View more info

Jacob Eichholtz, 1776-1842, Portrait Painter of Pennsylvania.

By: Beal, Rebecca J.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Historical Society of Pennsylvania: 1969

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13038

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


4to 11" - 13" tall; 407 pages; 1969 Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Oversize HC/DJ. 1st edition. Solid clean copy; no marks. Crisp clean dust jacket just mildly sunned at spine and with a touch of rub at spine ends. A personal letter laid in at front relates to the book's prior owner owning Eichholtz's portrait of Lydia Smith. Attractive copy. NF/VG ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The Home; Or, Family Cares and Family Joys

By: Bremer, Frederika; Howitt, Mary (Trans. )

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, George P. Putnam & Company: 1850

Edition: 2nd American edition

Seller ID: 32537

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 449 pages; Bound in 1/2 brown calf over marbled paper covered boards with titles in gilt to spine. Prior 19th century ownership of a liberal arts college literary society with early paper catalog label to crown of spine and bookplate to front pastedown. Just slightly shelf cocked in the spine. Light shelf rubbing to leather over edges and corner tips; paper over boards nicked and rubbed at edges. Expected mild general toning to page stock. Soun... View more info

Lectures on the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Principal Forms of Paralysis of the Lower Extremities

By: Brown-Sequard, Charles Edward

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Collins, Printer: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0001127

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 118 pages; 1st US edition of this uncommon pioneering work on paralysis and spinal cord damage. "Heirs of Hippocrates 1842" Original blind stamped brown cloth; binding sound. The top inch and a half of cloth spine edge is chipped and missing; the larger part of the gilt blocked title to spine chipped off. Some much more mild chipping to cloth at board edge and corners. Original endpages clean and intact with no splitting. Collated and c... View more info

The Hospital, an Institutional Journal of the Medical Sciences and Hospital Administration, [Together With] "The Hospital" Nursing Mirror ... the Extra Nursing Supplement. Vol XIX Oct 1895 - March 1896

By: Burdett, Henry C. (Ed. )

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Scientific Press (Limited): 1896

Seller ID: 35847

Condition: Good+


Woodcuts; floor plans, ads; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 676 pages; Vol XIX, Nos 471 - 496, being issues from Oct 5, 1895 through March 28, 1896 bound together. Issues of The Hospital paged continuously 1-440. Appearing as a supplement to each issue is the supplemental issue of the "Nusring Mirror" and paged i-ccxxxvi. With separate title page and contents tables for the whole Volume at front. Illustrated with woodcut figures, 1 or 2 pages of ads for each issue a... View more info

Mazeppa,

By: Byron, Lord [George Gordon].

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1819

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28505

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 72 pages; 1st edition, 2nd issue - with imprint moved from [70] to verso of p. 71. Retains half-title page. Bound in later cloth backed, paper covered boards with paper title label to the thin spine. Without the original wraps and the 8 page inserted Murray catalog. Small horizontal abrasion to the upper board; presumably a paper title label had been mounted to the center. Board edges lightly rubbed at edges, maroon quarter cloth rubbed and a l... View more info