Cincinnati: American Patent Agency, 1895. Frontispiece wood-engraving of the Patent Agency Building + 47 pages. Octavo, 8 3/4 x 5 inches. Maroon embossed leather like wrappers, with gilt lettering. Laid into the pamphlet are three items left by a budding inventor. A solicitation with a $5 coupon; A listing of...
19th c. American Imprints
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New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, (1862). Profusely illustrated by noted illustrators. 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. lacking covers; stapel bound. A scarce copy of an American jest book. "Dedicated to those who laugh at every thing, and those who, until now, have foundnothing to laugh at."
Manhattan: Brewer's Book Store, circa 1895. Title page plus sixteen elegant gravure like reproductions, issued by the Albertype Company. Oblong twelvemo, 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches. Pictorial wrappers; ribbon tied. A fine, bright copy. Shown is the campus and the various buildings of the college.
New York: Leavitt, Trow & Co., 1849. 128 pages. With two colored plates. 4 1/2 x 3 inches. Brown cloth with pictorial gild design; head of spine chipped. Apparently the frontispiece is lacking.
Philadelphia: John B. Perry, 1843. Woodcut frontispiece, which is initialed "I.T."+ 192 pages. Sixteenmo (5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches); smooth cloth with paper label; light staining; foxing throughout. Examples of correct letter writing in all situations from Social Correspondence to Business affairs. AMERICAN INVENTORY 43-2994.
Circa 1885. Small accordion bound pamphlet containing six lithographed illustrations of the interior of the caverns. Oblong sixteenmo, 3 1/4 x 5 inches. Tipped into pictorial wrappers; light foxing. An unusual process in which the black background is scratched to produce a white line drawing. There is descriptive text on...
Philadelphia: Orrin Rogers, 1837. 114 pages. 6 x 3 3/4 inches. Green publishers moiré cloth with leather label; minor staining to covers. Only American edition. An uncommon reprint in a fine early cloth binding. Three copies on OCLC.
Shown is the young city with the small towns of Greenbush and East Albany on the east side of the Hudson River. A hand-colored in stencil lithograph. The sheet measures 101 /2 x 8 1/2 inches. Fine condition.
Washington: Government Printing Office, 1884. Engraved portrait and 78 pages. 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Brown cloth; cover uniformly stained.
Boston: Published by the Bard, Missionary House, 1860 / 61. Three issues: October, 1860; February, 1861; and April, 1861. Approximately 30 pages each. 9 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. Original printed wrappers, tie bound; fine condition, with a previous owners signature on each cover. Missionary activities in the Sandwich Islands...
Philadelphia: E. H. Butler & Co., 1886. With 3 pages of tables, 20 pages of pronouncing vocabulary and 44 stencil-colored maps on 24 sheets; some folding. 4to, leather backed printed boards; spine worn; staining to boards. If Ristow is correct, this is the last issue of a Mitchell school atlas. RISTOW p.313.
New York: The Butterick Publishing Company, 1890. 277 pages + ads. Illustrated. 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches. Gilt-pictorial green cloth. corners and spine rubbed. Second, revised edition. Issued in the "Metropolitan Art Series." One illustration has been crudely colored by a child.
Cincinnati: Elm Street Printing Co., 1868. 112 pages. The frontispiece is a mounted albumen photograph of the church and parishioners. 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Green cloth with gilt printing on cover and spine. Inscription on fly leaf and opposite title. An attractive title, though the text block is...
New York: Charles Wells, circa 1835. 221 pages. Embossed "Cathedral" black binding; upper portion of text lightly damp stained. A variant of Wolf #20.
Boston: Draper, 1777. Unpaginated. With a portrait of John Hancock. Illustrated with cuts. 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Disbound, but with remnants of blue paper over boards. This early facsimile was first published in Hartford in 1843. This copy has Certificates dated 1849.
1869. A printed cardboard holder with descriptive text and a pink wheel, when aligned, show the possible days of the year from 1825 - 1900. The calendar was published in the United States by J. W. Howard in 1869. On the verso are seven "Office Rules." Aside from two minor...
New York: T. W. Strong, 1844. 76 pages. With a hand-colored frontispiece and extra title-page. Sixteenmo, 4 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches. Embossed brown publishers cloth,;all edges gilt; a previous owners signature on inside cover; head and foot of spine chipped. A charming and uncommon work, with only one copy...
Providence: B. Cranston & Co., 1837. Wood-engraved frontispiece + 256 pages. Sixteenmo (4 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches); contemporary calf, worn. Second edition, originally published the previous year. AMERICAN IMPRINTS #46335.
Chicago: Nakladem Knihkupectvi Aug Geringera, circa 1890. 122 pages + book ads. Illustrated with woodcuts. Twelvemo, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches. Cloth backed pictorial boards; light staining to covers. An American primer for the Czech language. The advertisements note numerous school books in the Czech language, issued by this Chicago publisher.
Philadelphia: 1870''s - 1887. Four pieces of ephemera from this leading Philadelphia newspaper, published by George W. Childs. 1). A mounted photograph by Gutekunst, showing two full pages of the paper. 5 x 3 inches. On the verso is printed "Compliments of George W. Childs, 1872." 2). Mounted Photograph of...
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. 219 pages. With four delicate, hand-colored lithographs of roses. Brown, embossed cloth; lightly rubbed. Bookplate of Thomas Hovey Gage. Jr. Second edition of an anonymous work originally published as "Memoirs of the Rose." From the preface: "The following Letters were originally written for the gratification...
New York: Saint Nicholas Society, 1893. 60 pages. 9 1/4 x 6 inches. Pictorial yellow boards; some wear to spine and cover. Includes a menu within the text.
Hartford: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1891. 494 pages. Engraved frontispiece, title and a folding map of the State. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Brick red cloth with gilt lettering. A pristine copy.
Augusta: Burleigh & Flynt, 1895. 37 pages. Illustrated from photographs. Octavo, 9 1/4 x 6 inches. Maroon cloth with gilt; light wear to extremities. The final report on the State of Maine's building and exhibitions during the World's Columbian Exposition. DYBWAD #1902.
Philadelphia: Conrad Zentler, 1813. 538 pages plus index. 7 x 4 inches. Contemporary calf; raised bands on spine; two brass and leather latches; a bright, clean copy in excellent condition. A reprint of Swenkfelders Hymn Book, first published by Saur in 1762.