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    The Golden Gift Book by Roberts, Sir Charles G.D. (et al)

    Long Acre, W.C.2: Odhams Press, Ltd. Blue cloth on blindstamped boards. Spine fading. 48 stories by dozens of authors, ranging from fantasy to how things work. There is bound to be something of interest here to every boy or girl. Colour frontispiece and numerous monotone drawings. 320 pp. NOTE: This large book might need more than the default postage.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by 300 Illustrations By Various Artists. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Himmlisches Freuden-Mahl der Kinder Gottes auff Erden. Oder Geistreiche Gebete, so vor, bey und nach der Beicht und heiligem Abendmahl, kräfftig zu gebrauchen by RITTMEYER, Johann (1636-1698)

    Lüneburg: Cornelius Johann Stern, 1730. Long 12mo (150 x 67 mm). [24], 621, [3] pp. Engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title, letterpress title in red and black, 10 engraved emblematic plates, the engravings by Johann-Benjamin Brühl. Bericht an die Buchbinder, listing the plates, at end. Contemporary German "sharkskin" (rayfish) binding, covers with mounted silver frames with repoussé decoration of leafy and geometrical strapwork, shells, and eight small heads, two fore-edge clasps with repoussé decor including a putto playing a flute, inner clasps with mark SMR and date 1734, gilt edges, Dutch-gilt floral pastedown endpapers.*** A luxury copy of a popular devotional manual and hymnal. First printed in 1685, Rittmeyer's "Heavenly Repast of Joy" enjoyed lasting success. The author (identified in this edition at the end of the foreword) was a preacher from Helmstadt. All editions were illustrated, using the heart motif whose origins lie in the 16th-century religious emblems of Antoine Wierix's Cor Iesu Amanti Sacrum. This edition appears to be the first illustrated by the Leipzig engraver Johann-Benjamin Brühl (1691-1763) (the previous edition from this press, published in 1628, had engravings by A. Reinhard). The engraved title shows Jesus dining with the apostles, surrounded by humble onlookers. The frontispiece is a Crucifixion, with mourners below including Old Testament personnages (Adam and David), each identified by an engraved caption. The engravings show the heart as a symbol of the soul, and its progress under the influence of the infant Jesus, whose exact actions are succinctly described in their titles: Jesus knocks on the heart (containing a closed door); holding a lantern illuminating rats and scorpions, Jesus examines the heart; Jesus, sweeping, cleans the heart, etc. Engraved above each heart vignette is a Biblical quote, and below a German verse caption. The work was a staple of the Stern press in Lüneburg from 1728 to the late 1760s. Known as galuchat in French, "sharkskin" was often in fact rayfish skin. It is far more durable than the shagreen used in 19th-century imitations, and was used for luxury bindings in Germany, often in combination with silver onlays. This edition not found in OCLC; KVK refers to an entry in the Union Catalog Southwest Germany, location not given.


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    $150.00

    NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS.|THE by Archer, Robert

    (Richmond, VA): The Attic Press, 1975. decorated paper-covered boards, bottom edge uncut. miniature book (5.5 x 6.6 cm). decorated paper-covered boards, bottom edge uncut. unpaginated. Limited to 60 numbered copies, signed by the binder. (Bradbury, Attic Press Richmond 1). Illustrations by Eleanor Shell. Orignall written in 1866. With the miniature bookplate of Kalman L. Levitan.


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    $250.00

    Sigfried and the Twilight of the Gods by Wagner, Richard

    William Heinemann, London: Doubleday, Page & Co, NY, 1911. Green cloth spine on deco boards w/gilt lettering & deco on cover, illustrated endpapers, 181 pg text + 30 tipped in illustrations All w/tissue guards. Binding is Sound, Gilt on spine faded, Covers have heavy edge wear, soiling to deco leaf paper on boards. Inside, text pgs have foxing of various degrees, age toning. All Illustrations Present and Clean. **Oversized, extra shipping may apply Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. Illus. by Arthur Rackham.


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    The Life of La Fayette by Farmer, Lydia Hoyt

    New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1888. Brown cloth w/gilt & black deco on spine and covers, beveled boards, 472 pgs + b&w tipped in illustrations. Strong binding, previous owner script dtd '07 inside cover else Clean. Covers have light edge rub/dust soil. "The Knight of Liberty in Two Worlds and Two Centuries" Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    $25.00

    A Manual for the Use of the Lodges by N/A

    Free and Acepted Masons for the State of New Jersey, 1912. Black flexible leather w/flap, 183 gilt edge pgs. Light edge wear to leather. Pages Clean >no names or marks. Size: 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Full Leather. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    A Text-Book of Paper-Making by Cross, C.F./Bevan, E.J

    London: E. And F.N. Spon, Ltd., 1920 Original black cloth on boards. No writing or damage. A complete description of materials, tools, and processes. Several foldouts. 527 pp. plus ads. Heavy book will need extra postage.


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    $25.00

    Music Talks with Children by Tapper, Thomas

    Phiiladelphia: Theodore Presser, 1898. Tan cloth w/deco cover/spine, 174 pgs. Covers have light soil, 1 loose section, front hinge re-inforced. Chapters include: What the face tells, Harmony and Counterpoint, The Ideal, Love for the beautiful, etc,. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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    €50.00

    OFFICE (L') de la Semaine Sante en latin et en françois, à l'usage de Rome et de Paris, suivant le nouveau breviaire. Les sept pseaumes de la Penitence, les Litanies, et les prières pour la confession et communion, tirées de l'Ecriture-Sainte ; avec l'Ordinaire de la messe. Nouvelle édition.

    A Paris, Coignard, 1708.. 4 feuillets. 14 pages. 4 planches illustrées hors texte (dont une est déchirée). 698 pages. (16,5x9,5cm). Plein veau. Dos à nerfs orné. Dos frotté. Accident au dos. Charnières fendues. Coins émoussés. Quelques frottements et déchirures. Intérieur bruni. Quelques traces de mouillure. Quelques taches sans perte et rousseurs.


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    A History of Rome by Robert F. Leighton Ph.D

    NY: Maynard, Merrill & Co, 1901. Anderson's Historical Series, First Published in 1879, this is the 1901 Printing, with Blue Cloth HC Binding, green/black Deco on spine and cover, 515 pgs, 'Amply Illustrated with Maps, Plans, and Engravings, frontis of 'Roman Forum Restored'. Binding is Firm, Pages are Clean >no names or marks. Covers have mild bottom edge/back cover soil, btm corner bump. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    $65.00

    Poetical Works of Walter Scott in 2 Vols by Scott, Walter

    NYC: James Miller NY, 1867. Leather spine & corners on marbled boards, marbled endpapers, 448 pg total. front/rear hinge on both volumes cracked, weakening front board, wear to leather. Includes: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Marmion, The Lady of the Lake, Rokeby, The Lord of the Isles, etc.. Hard Cover. Good/None Issued. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.


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    $55.00

    Half Hours with the Bible - Old Testament by N/A

    New York: Clifton Pub. Co, 1897. Blue Cloth Hard Cover Binding with Deco Cover, Silver lettering on spine, 600 pgs w/b&w illustrations. Covers have moderate spine/edge/corner wear, rubbing to maroon on cover. Pages are Clean >no names or foxing, tho age tanned. Previous owners name dated 12/25/97 (1897) on inside cover. "Being a consecutive arrangement of the Narrative and other portions of the Holy Scriptures, designed for the convenient use of Bible Readers and Students, as well as the young. Profusely Embellished with Illustratrions and Engravings" *Oversized-extra shipping may apply Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    $650.00

    Galerie de Portraits de Personnages Celebres [wrapper title] by NAPOLEONICA -

    Paris: Osterwald l'ainé, 1816. 16mo (135 x 96 mm). Two livraisons (all published): 1) 4 pp., [9] stipple-engraved plates, a few signed by Bosselman, one after Coeuré. 2) [1] leaf, [7] plates. Light foxing to first text page. On guards. Original blue printed wrappers, edges untrimmed, preserved in late 19th or early 20th-century straight-grained dark blue morocco gilt, edges untrimmed (spine sunned). Provenance: Antoine Bordes, bookplate; Sidney G. Reilly, Napoleonica collector, bookplate (sale, New York, American Art Association, 4 May 1921, lot 830).*** Only edition. A quirky little royalist publication, containing 16 stipple-engraved portraits of Napoleon and his family, ranging from small to tiny, as well as Louis XVI and his family, and, in the second part, the reigning King, Louis XVIII, the former Empress Marie-Luise, the Duchesse d'Angouleme (Marie-Antoinette's daughter), Lucien Bonaparte (brother of Napoleon), and Prince Eugène (Napoeleon's adopted son). The introduction explains the seemingly odd juxtaposition of Emperor and Royalty, as a way of highlighting their respective historical and moral significance: for example, while Louis XVI and Napoleon both lost the throne, the one was "victim of his own goodness" while the other was "a plaything of his own madness" (un jouet de sa fureur), one was stingy with French blood, while the other expended it freely; finally each represent a link in the chain of being, one to the angels, the other to the demons... Mystifyingly, two of the portraits in the second half were engraved in miniature, on a regular plate. The contents page describes them as "tres-petits" and leaves it at that. OCLC lists 5 copies of which 3 in the US: UNC Chapel Hill, Univ. of Washington, and Syracuse University. The entry for the first two American copies cites 17 plates, but our copy contains all of the plates called for in the introduction to part 1 and the table of contents to part 2. Not in the BnF catalogue.


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    $35.00

    Harper's New Monthly Magazine Volume LXXVI December 1887 - May 1888 by Harper's Magazine

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1888. Leather Spine & Corners w/Deco Boards, pink flowered endpapers, 974 pgs. Binding is Firm-hinges intact, Covers have spine edge/corner rub, Pages have no foxing w/previous owners pencil notes on Title pg/pg.307. Many b&w photo engravings + 1 color plate of American Gems. Poetry. Contents include: The City of Columbus Ohio, A Winter in Algiers, Quebec, Modern French sculpture, Dickens, Longfellow, etc. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good.


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    Radiology in Small Animal Practice; A Text on Applied Radiography and Diagnosis by Schnelle, Gerry B. And Thom, Myron

    Evanston, IL: North American Veterinarian, Inc., 1950 Original red cloth on boards. The only writing is the previous owner's name. Includes A Section on Radiotherapy by Myron Thom. Heavy book will need extra postage. 365 pp.


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    $45.00

    Under the Southern Cross: A Tale of the New World by Not Listed

    London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1887. Green cloth hard cover w/gilt & red lettering & Deco on spine & cover, beveled boards, w/blind stamp border deco on back cover, 356 pgs. Strong binding. Clean interior pgs w/paste down on inside cover of "High School of Dundee Music Department 1st Prize VI Piano Class . Session 1888-9" Covers have edge rub, mild shelf rub, spine is slanted. By the Author of The Czar: A Tale of the First Napoleon. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    OFFICE (L') divin à l'usage de Rome, pour les dimanches et les fêtes de l'année, en faveur des laïques qui fréquentent leurs paroisses. Nouvelle édiiton, revue et augmentée.

    A Paris, Aux dépens des Libraires associés pour les Usages du Diocese, 1766.. 9 feuillets. 600 pages. CXIII. (16x10,5cm). Pleine basane. Dos à nerfs orné. Pièce de titre. Reliure très abîmée. Coiffe supérieure élimée. Coiffe inférieure manquante. Dos frotté. Epidermures et frottements sur les plats. Accidents à trois coins. Quelques défauts d'usage à l'intériur. Bon état intérieur. Quelques notes manuscrites à l'intérieur.


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    $65.00

    The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White

    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1899. The World's Great Books series. Green cloth binding w/paper label on spine, 381 rough cut pgs including Index w/gilt tpe. Aldine Edition has 6 full color laid in plates w/title printed on tissue guard. Strong Binding, Clean Pages >no names or marks or foxing. Covers have spine discoloration, light spine edge wear, some whitening to cloth as shown. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Aldine Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    $40.00

    Eldorado: Or Adventures in the Path of the Empire by Bayard Taylor

    New York: G. P. Putnam, 1860. First c1850, this is the 18th Edition of 1860. Brown pebbled cloth w/blind stamped covers, gold spine lettering, green endpapers, 444 pgs. Binding sound, Covers clean w/spine fade, top spine edge crease to cloth. Pages have light foxing, Historical Society Discard stamp on title pg. A voyage to California, via Panama: Life in San Francisco and Monterey: Pictures of the Gold Region, and experiences of Mexican travel. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    $21.50

    The World's Heroes: a Storehouse of Heroic Actions, Golden Deeds and Stirring Chronicles by No Author Noted

    NY: Cassell & Co. Ltd Red Cloth HC Binding w/black Deco and gilt lettering on spine and cover, 378 pgs with full page illustrations by J.F., Charlie W. Wylie, Stanley Berkeley, & Others, + many small unsigned illustrations. Binding is Firm, Pages are age tanned >no names or marks. Covers have spine edge rub, ding to top spine, overall darkening. Undated, circa 1900(?) Stories of Buffalo Bill, Waterloo, Eddystone and other acts of Bravery. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Charlie W. Wyllie.


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    $125.00

    Every Woman Her Own Cook: a Complete Guide for Housewives by Harland, Marion

    New York/London: Rohde and Haskins, 1900. Maroon ribbed cloth w/gilt lettering on spine & cover, 644 pgs w/319 b&w illustrations. Sound binding w/no loose pages, tho some hinges exposed. Clean Pages >no names or foxing. Covers have light stain to cover w/back corner bump. "Household Management, Domestic Cookery, Home Furnishings, Home Decoration, Polite Deportment, Care of Children, Games, Amusements, etc w/a brilliant treatise on cookery and a familiar talk on home topics" Rare volume w/unique illustrations of the period Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans by Rossetti, William Michael

    London: Ward, Lock Brilliant condition. Original brown cloth, lavishly gilded and painted black decorations on bevelled boards, cover and spine. All edges gilt. Looks as though it just came off the shelf, but far more intricate and finely-decorated than anything I've seen in new books ! 595 pp. plus the inevitable ads.PLEASE see the scan ! Moxon's Popular Poets. P.O.N. Front. engraving, "The boy stood on the burning deck...".


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    PEASANTS OF THE VISTULA by Ross, Albion H

    Milwaukee: ABCDarium, 1990. quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, gilt-stamped on spine and front board. Miniature Books. miniature book (6.2 x 7.7 cm). quarter cloth, paper-covered boards, gilt-stamped on spine and front board. (iv), 52, (2) pages. Limited to 200 numbered copies (Bradbury, ABCDarium, 3). From chapter 10 of Journey of an American, reprinted with permission of the Bobbs-Merrill Company. Illustrated by Don Ritchie. Includes a biographical sketch and illustration of the author.


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    The Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Willmott, Rev. Robert Aris

    London: E.H. Wells Original black leather lettered in gold on flexible boards. All edges gilt. Frontispiece torn two inches at gutter. Gutter strain at pp. 160-161. 560 pp.


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    TESTAMENTS OF FAITH by Forgue, Norman W. (compiler)

    Skokie, IL: Black Cat Press, 1976. leather, title gilt-stamped on spine. Miniature Books. miniature book (2.8 x 3.2 cm). leather, title gilt-stamped on spine. unpaginated. Limited to 249 copies. (Bradbury, Black Cat Press 41). Published to commemorate the bicentennial of the United States. Includes creedal statements by Douglas MacArthur, William Tyler Page, and others. Red front endpaper missing. Pencilled notations on free endpaper. Miniature bookplate on front pastedown. Gutters have cracked.


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