Philadelphia: Allen, Lane & Scott, 1892. One hundred pages of annual calendar citation and notable events, many interleaved with printed and pictorial advertisements. 6 3/4 x 4 inches. Brown pictorial boards; corners rubbed. Third edition, originally published in 1884.
19th c. American Imprints
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Washington: Government Printing Office, 1874. 118 pages. Octavo (9 x 5 3/4 inches). Original printed blue wrappers; spine slightly cracked. A bright copy.
New York: D. Lothrop & Co. 1881/82. Nine issues. Illustrated. Quarto, 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. Pictorial wrappers; staple bound; some wrappers repaired with old tape. Nine issues of this magazine for children, rarely found in original condition. Volume V. No. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, & 10. Volume VI. No. 1.
Reading. Pa. Hipple Bros. Upholsterers, c. 1875. Broadside for the opening of a parlor furniture ware-room. Printed on striped paper. 8 3/4 x 6 inches.
New York: Evert Duyckinck, 1818. Large 12mo, contemporary calf; lightly rubbed. Evert Duyckinck, a Dutch bookseller, was one of New York City's earliest successful publishers. By the time of his death in 1833 he had been in publishing for forty years. He was also the founder of a family of...
Boston: N.H. Whitaker, 1832. 448 pages. Engraved frontispiece and title. 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. Contemporary light calf; spine gilt; a nice, clean copy. Shaw and Shoemaker 11381./ Sabin 5511.
Philadelphia: Printed and sold by John Bioren, (1817). Interleaved monthly calendar + 32 pages of text. Sixteenmo (4 1/2 x 3 inches); contemporary blue wrappers, light wear. Some contemporary manuscript notations no inside cover: River broke up the 6 March a dreadful rainy day..." AMERICAN IMPRINTS #40254.
New York: C. P. Huestis, c. 1850. 24 pages. Illustrated with wood-cuts credited to George Cruikshank. 8vo, pictorial wrappers (highlighted with a blue wash); some light staining. LA BARBE BLEUE (Blue Beard) was one of the original eight stories issued in Charles Perrault's HISTOIRES OU CONTES DU TEMPS PASSE, Paris...
The lithographed view, which is hand colored through stencils, measures 6 x 6 1/2 inches. It depicts the borough City Hall, with a street scene of riders, a carriage and pedestrians promenading in front of this majestic building. There is minor chipping at edges of sheet.
Highland: Post Print, 1894. 8 pages. Sixteenmo, (5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches). Printed wrappers; as new. Article VII, No. 2. "It shall be the duty of every member to repair immediately to the apparatus on every alarm of fire, and not absent himself except by the consent of the...
Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, (1836). 197 pages. Profusely illustrated with biblical woodcuts. Twelvemo (6 x 3 1/2 inches); printed paper over boards with leather spine. A nearly pristine copy of the first edition. With the book label for "William Murray's Cheap Book Store, Lancaster, PA." AMERICAN IMPRINTS. 36652.
New York: William H. Murphy, circa 1850. With woodcut illustrations. Twelvemo (6 x 3 3/4 inches); pictorial pink wrappers; rear wrapper detached. A fine clean copy with the usual odd pagination (as described on OCLC). The book starts on page 71 and continues to 134. There appears to be a....
New York: White and Stokes, 1882. 78 pages. Illustrated from pen and ink drawings. Oblong 8vo, gilt pictorial blue cloth; inner hinge crudely taped. First edition. "This student-growth, having survived in a college world the fire of an undergraduate criticism whose canons of art do not greatly differ from those...
Chicago: Rand, McNally & Company, (1893). 220 unnumbered pages. Extensively illustrated. 11 1/2 x 9 inches. Gilt pictorial green cloth. A fine, bright copy. A large format, well illustrated collection of photographs taken at the W.C.E.
Philadelphia: William Brown, printer, 1834. 120 pages + errata slip. Twelvemo (6 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches); smooth green cloth with leather label; a bright, clean copy; some foxing. A lovely example of a simple,1830's binding style. Conduct of life from a Quaker perspective.
New York: Ameritanische Bibel-Gesellschaft, 1855. 472 pages. Text, in German in two columns. Sixteenmo, 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches. Contemporary calf; rubbed.
(N.p): circa 1860. Six blank pages of heavy stock for writing with a lead pencil. 5 x 3 inches. Black embossed cloth with gilt lettering; light wear, some early notations on two leaves.
London: T. Nelson & Sons, 1866. 64 pages of text. With 10 color prints from photographs (of 12). Twelvemo, 6 x 3 3/4 inches. Embossed publishers green cloth; ornate gilt on spine. A nice bright copy, sadly lacking two plates. Priced accordingly.
New York: T. Nelson and Sons, c. 1868. Colored title + 11 color plates. 45 pages. 6 x 6 1/2 inches. Brown cloth with gilt design; spine crudely repaired. Light foxing.
New York: Leavitt and Allen, (1855). An odd pagination, but approximately 450 pages. 5 x 3 inches (and two inches thick). Embossed cloth; front hinge starting. Everything a young man needed to know.
Portland: Sanborn & Carter, 1846. 851 + 259 pages. Engraved frontispiece and title. 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches. Red calf "wallet" binding; all edges gilt; in excellent shape. Printed on flap "Lucinda C. Davenport."
Philadelphia: H. Adams, 1828. 852 + 259 pages. Thick small duodecimo, 4 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches. Contemporary speckled calf; last leaf torn with some minor loss of text; lightly rubbed. A bright, sound copy, with the ink signature of an early owner.
New York: E. B. Treat & Co., 1898. 687 pages. Illustrated. 9 x 6 1/2 inches. Red pictorial cloth with gilt lettering; spine spotted. Thousands of educational questions with answers.
New York: A. H. Osgood, (1891). 210 pages. Illustrated. Octavo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), flexible, pictorial green cloth, crisp and clean. A popular work, this copy states "seventeenth edition." Extensively a promotional work as Osgood ran an art school and sold art supplies.
Chicago: Rand McNally, 1879. 47 page index + two pages of publisher's ads. With a folding colored map at rear. The map measures 20 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches and is in excellent condition. Folding into yellow printed wrappers, 6 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches. Light soiling to cover. A...