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The Standard Natural History. Six [6] Volumes (Complete): Lower Invertebrates; Crustacea and Insects; Fishes and Reptiles; Birds; Mammals; Man
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The Standard Natural History. Six [6] Volumes (Complete): Lower Invertebrates; Crustacea and Insects; Fishes and Reptiles; Birds; Mammals; Man

By Kingsley, John Sterling

Boston: S. E. Cassino and Company, 1886. Title pages dated 1886. Exceptional, handsomely bound complete six volume set of this popular Victorian natural history, illustrated throughout with 178 full page engravings and more than 2200 smaller woodcuts within the text. This is a large set of books, each volume about 10.5 inches tall, eight inches wide, and averaging about two inches thick. Three quarter forest green morocco over matching green cloth, gilt spine lettering, five slightly raised spine bands with compartments embellished in gilt and in blind, marbled edges and endpapers. Minor shelfwear, mainly a bit of rubbing to the extremities, good hinges, firm text blocks, very clean pages free from names or other markings. A clean, sound and attractive set.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$877.99

Key to North American Birds, Containing a Concise Account of Every Species of Living and Fossil Bird...
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Key to North American Birds, Containing a Concise Account of Every Species of Living and Fossil Bird...

By Coues, Elliot

Salem, Massachusetts: Naturalists' Agency, 1872. First edition, 1872. Important scholarly work on birds of North America, including some determined to be extinct. Illustrated with four steel plate engravings and hundreds of small engravings throughout the text. Dark green cloth over beveled boards lettered and decorated in gilt, 361 pages plus publisher's ads, 11 inches tall. Two horizontal closed tears to spine covering with corresponding three inch separation of joint fabric, not a structural issue, light rubbing to extremities, good hinges, sound text block, minor age-speckling to endpapers, clean pages, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$147.99

Commemorative Biographical Record of Hartford County, Connecticut.  Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of Many of the Early Settled Families
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Commemorative Biographical Record of Hartford County, Connecticut. Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens, and of Many of the Early Settled Families

By J. H. Beers & Co.

Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1901. First edition (1901). Well-kept copy of this comprehensive (and massive) reference for the historian or genealogist interested in Hartford County, Connecticut. Includes dozens of high quality engraved portraits and biographies of hundreds of Connecticut residents from its early settlers through the late 19th century. Full dark brown thin leather stamped in gilt and in blind, all edges gilt, 1591 pages (five inches thick). Unusually good condition for this title as it tends to fall apart from use. Covers lightly rubbed with some fairly minor chipping to the lower spine end, other modest edgewear, good hinges, sound text block, very clean pages with no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$247.99

The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. Two Volumes. Large Paper Edition. Vellum Bindings
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The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table. Two Volumes. Large Paper Edition. Vellum Bindings

By Holmes, Oliver Wendell. Illustrated By Howard Pyle

Cambridge: The Riverside Press, 1894. Large Paper edition, number 66 of 250 copies printed. A magnificent presentation, full vellum binding lettered and decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, high quality tissue protected plates and additional illustrations throughout the text, about 9.75 inches tall. some very light age-related handling soil to the vellum, good hinges, firm text blocks, very clean pages with a neatly written name on the front free endpapers, no other markings.. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$327.99

Nippur; or Explorations and Adventures on the Euphrates. Two Volumes - First and Second Campaigns. The Narrative of the University of Pennsylvania Expedition to Babylonia in the Years 1888-1890
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Nippur; or Explorations and Adventures on the Euphrates. Two Volumes - First and Second Campaigns. The Narrative of the University of Pennsylvania Expedition to Babylonia in the Years 1888-1890

By Peters, John Punnett

New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1899. Third edition, 1899. Very well-kept set illustrated throughout with high quality plates plus two folding maps in the rear pocket of the first volume. Bright red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, 9 inches tall. Near fine with very little edge rubbing, good hinges, firm text blocks, very clean pages, no names or other markings. The maps are also in very good condition with some modest age-toning.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$197.99

The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments... [King James Version, Revised, Version]. In Five [5] Volumes. Presentation Copy for the American Committee of Revision
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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments... [King James Version, Revised, Version]. In Five [5] Volumes. Presentation Copy for the American Committee of Revision

By Bible in English. King James Version. Revised Version.

Cambridge: The University Press, 1881. Five volumes, presentation copies as noted in gilt on the front cover plus a laid in card of transmittal to acknowledge contributors to the effort. The New Testament, which was revised first, is dated 1881, the other four volumes contain the Old Testament and are dated 1885, all first editions of the American revision. Both the New Testament and first volume of the Old Testament are signed by author and Bible scholar M. B. Riddle (1836-1916) and dated the year of publication, with the New Testament noting the name of the contributor. Fine bindings in midnight black leather over beveled boards, the New Testament volume having a slightly more distinct grain but otherwise uniform, gilt lettering, raised spine bands, all edges gilt over red (New Testament has gilt only), gilt ruled inner dentelles, ribbon bookmarks, each volume about 9.75 inches tall and around 1.5 to 2 inches thick. All very good to near fine condition with very minor bump to the lower edge of volume I, some rubbing to the extremities of the New Testament, good hinges, tight text blocks, very clean pages.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$752.99

The Works of Charles Lamb. In Four Volumes. A New Edition
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The Works of Charles Lamb. In Four Volumes. A New Edition

By Lamb, Charles

London: Edward Moxon, 1855. Title pages dated 1855. Small four volume set in full smooth tan calf leather with dual spine labels in dark red and black, slightly raised spine bands with gilt spine decoration, all edges marbled, 7.5 inches tall, frontis portrait of the author in volume I. Covers have some light rubbing and age-related speckling, very minor roughness to the spine heads, good hinges, firm text blocks, name on preliminary blank of first volume, no other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$227.99

Connecticut as a Colony and as a State, or One of the Original Thirteen. Four [4] Volumes
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Connecticut as a Colony and as a State, or One of the Original Thirteen. Four [4] Volumes

By Forrest Morgan, Editor in Chief

Hartford, CT: The Publishing Society of Connecticut, 1904. First edition, 1904. Clean and sound four volume set illustrated throughout in black and white. Blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, top edges gilt, 9.25 inches tall. Very good condition with very light rubbing to the extremities, good hinges, firm text blocks, some darkened silhouettes to the endpapers of the first volume from old clippings being kept there, pages otherwise very clean, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$147.99

Shakspere and His Forerunners [Shakespeare]. Two Volumes. Studies in Elizabethan Poetry and Its Development from Early English
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Shakspere and His Forerunners [Shakespeare]. Two Volumes. Studies in Elizabethan Poetry and Its Development from Early English

By Lanier, Sidney

New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1902. Title pages dated 1902. Two volumes. Scholarly study on Elizabethan poetry, development of characters, description of life at that time and its influences on literature. Bright red cloth lettered in gilt, 10 inches tall, top edges gilt, other edges untrimmed. Very good condition with only a trace of shelf rubbing, gilt bright and clear, 2 mm closed tear to top of volume I spine, good hinges, firm text blocks, very clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$137.99

Works of William H. Prescott [Prescott's Works], Sixteen [16] Volumes: Conquest of Mexico; Conquest of Peru; Ferdinand & Isabella; Philip II; Charles V; Miscellanies; Life of Prescott. Illustrated Cabinet Edition
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Works of William H. Prescott [Prescott's Works], Sixteen [16] Volumes: Conquest of Mexico; Conquest of Peru; Ferdinand & Isabella; Philip II; Charles V; Miscellanies; Life of Prescott. Illustrated Cabinet Edition

By Prescott, William H.

New York: Merrill and Baker, 1875. Undated, ca. 1875. Illustrated Cabinet Edition. Pristine 16 volume complete set of Prescott's works bound in three quarter rich chocolate burgundy grained leather over burgundy marbled boards, raised spine bands with gilt lettering, gilt tops, other edges untrimmed, frontis illustrations and other plates throughout on thick paper, maps, each volume about 8 inches tall and about an inch and a quarter thick. The lovely brownish burgundy is just slightly more brown on the spines, almost no shelfwear (the books spent years in a glass door bookcase), hinges good, bindings firm, front free endpapers of two volumes detached (Life of Prescott and Vol. III of Conquest of Mexico), pages very clean, no names or other markings. Remarkably well kept set. Includes: Conquest of Mexico (3 vol); Conquest of Peru (2 vol); Ferdinand & Isabella (3vol); Philip III (3 vol.); Charles V (3 vol.); Miscellanies; Life of Prescott by George Ticknor.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$847.99

Songs of Childhood
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Songs of Childhood

By Verses By Eugene Field, Music By Reginald De Koven and Others

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. Title page dated 1907. Traditional children's songs and lullabies with both music and lyrics, several pages with decorative borders. Pictorial Art Nouveau cover illustrationsin brown and green, light brown cloth spine, 11.25 inches tall. Some wear to the corners and spine ends, edges rubbed, good hinges, sound text block, endpapers unevenly age-darkened with attractive personal bookplates inside both covers and names written in pencil, pages otherwise clean and unmarked.. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$37.99

Youth's Keepsake; a Christmas and New Year's Gift for Young People
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Youth's Keepsake; a Christmas and New Year's Gift for Young People

By Carter and Hendee, Publishers

Boston: Carter and Hendee, 1830. Title page dated 1830. Very worn Christmas annual gift book for juveniles illustrated with six tissue protected engravings. Green hardcover with a decorative design in black on front and rear covers, faded spine lettering. Covers detached after having been sewn back on many years ago, heavy cover rubbing, text block sound, pages age-toned and foxed, all plates present, closed tears to two pages with no loss of text, names on endpapers.. Hard Cover. Fair. 24mo - 5" - 5¾" Tall.

$67.99

Enterprise Manufacturing Co. Iron Founders Catalog 1885
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Enterprise Manufacturing Co. Iron Founders Catalog 1885

By Enterprise Manuafacturing

Philadelphia: Enterprise Manufacturing Co. Of Pennsylvania, 1885. Original 1885 catalog in very worn condition but complete. Illustrated descriptions and prices for coffee and spice mills, sad irons, sausage stuffers, cork pressers, molasses faucets, smoked beef shavers, cheese knives, meat choppers, etc. Softcover, 40 pages including the covers. Covers very soiled, chipped and detached, pages age-browned and occasionally spotted with margin chips, some pages detached but present, no writing.. Soft Cover. Poor. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$37.99

Romance Switzerland and Teutonic Switzerland. Two Volumes
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Romance Switzerland and Teutonic Switzerland. Two Volumes

By McCrackan, W. D.

Boston: Joseph Knight Company, 1894. First edition, 1894. Two volume set generously illustrated with high quality tissue-protected plates of buildings, scenery and historical figures. Light olive and off-white cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and salmon, 5.5 inches tall. Some age-related shelf soil and age-spotting to the covers, corners a bit bumped, good hinges, sound text block, very clean pages, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 24mo - 5" - 5¾" Tall.

$67.99

Materials for Embroidery and Decorative Art Novelties [Cover Title: Knitting and Crocheting]
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Materials for Embroidery and Decorative Art Novelties [Cover Title: Knitting and Crocheting]

By T. E. Parker

Lynn, Massachusetts: T. E. Parker, 1885. Undated, ca. 1885. Booklet with instructions for various knitting and crocheting projects using Parker's products Softcover, 20 pages. Covers a little worn with some minor edge chipping, contents clean and unmarked.. Soft Cover. Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$24.99

Friendship: The Good and Perfect Gift. A Christmas Message
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Friendship: The Good and Perfect Gift. A Christmas Message

By Ruth Ogden (Mrs. Charles W. Ide)

New York: Frederick A Stokes, 1903. First edition, 1903. Lovely little gift designed to give a friend for Christmas. Green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and dark green, 6 inches tall, pages bordered with an attractive green design. Very good with light rubbing to the spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$27.99

The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales
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The Snow Image and Other Twice-Told Tales

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1890. Undated, ca. 1890. Hawthorne classic in a lovely floral binding. White cloth with a color violet design with an off-white spine embellished in a different floral design in gilt, 6.5 inches tall, frontis of the author, title page in red and green, additional illustrated title page. Minor age-related shelf soil to the light background, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$27.99

A Wonder Book
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A Wonder Book

By Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, 1898. Undated, but with gift notation on preliminary blank dated 1898. Classic tale in a lovely floral binding. White and blue cloth with a floral design in green and silver gilt, overall background design of silver gilt, 6.25 inches tall, frontis portait of the author, title page in red and green, additional illustrated title. Very good with light shelfwear, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages with the aforenoted names, no other names or markings.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$27.99

Friendly Fairies
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Friendly Fairies

By Gruelle, Johnny

Chicago: P. F. Volland & Co., 1919. First edition, 1919. Color illustrated collection of stories featuring fairies and other magical creatures. Pictorial hardcover, illustrated endpapers, unpaginated, about 100 pages. Spine covering completely chipped away, cover edges worn, internally very good to very good with good hinges, sound text block, clean pages, no names or other markings.. Hard Cover. Fair/No. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$32.99

The Cup of Loving Service
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The Cup of Loving Service

By Taylor, Eliza Dean

New York: James Pott & Company, 1891. First edition, 1891. Christian themed story about serving those in need, illustrated in black and white. White hardcover printed in gilt and blue, 8.25 inches tall. Fair to good condition with spotting to the white covers, good hinges, sound text block, some surface loss to two pages from them sticking together at a few spots at some point, a few letters in the text affected but without loss of meaning, name on front free endpaper, pages clean with no other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$47.99

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