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A TRAMP TRIP. HOW TO SEE EUROPE ON FIFTY CENTS A DAY.
Meriwether, Lee.
A TRAMP TRIP. HOW TO SEE EUROPE ON FIFTY CENTS A DAY.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1886.

276 pages. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Red pictorial cloth, lightly rubbed.


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ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG NATURALIST.
Biart, Lucien.
ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG NATURALIST.
New York: Harper & Brothers, circa 1875.

491 pages + 12 pages of advertisements. Illustrated from wood-engravings. Octavo, 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Gilt-pictorial green cloth; inner hinges cracked.


A later printing of this fictionalized account of a young naturalists adventures during the reign of Maxamillian.


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ALTON LOCKE, TAILOR AND POET. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
(Kingsley, Charles).
ALTON LOCKE, TAILOR AND POET. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1858.

371 pages. 7 3/4 x 5 inches. Publisher's gray cloth; head and foot of spine lightly chipped, otherwise a bright copy.


A later edition of Kingsley's first book, originally published in London in 1850.


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FROM THE EASY CHAIR
Curtis, George William.
FROM THE EASY CHAIR : THIRD SERIES
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1894.

234 pages + four pages of ads. Frontispiece portrait. Twelvemo, 6 x 3 1/2. Decorative green cloth; head of spine rubbed; first signature loose.


First edition of this series of essays. BAL 4400.


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HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO, WITH A PRELIMINARY VIEW OF THE ANCIENT MEXICAN CIVILIZATION, AND THE LIFE OF THE CONQUEROR, HERNANDO CORTES.
Prescott, William H.
HISTORY OF THE CONQUEST OF MEXICO, WITH A PRELIMINARY VIEW OF THE ANCIENT MEXICAN CIVILIZATION, AND THE LIFE OF THE CONQUEROR, HERNANDO CORTES.
New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843.

Three volumes. 488 + 480 + 524 pages. Complete with two half-titles (volume III issued without half-title), three engraved frontispieces, two engraved double page maps and an engraved facsimile of Cortes' signature. 9 1/2 x 6 inches. Black, embossed publishers cloth with title in gilt on spine; light staining to the final leaves of volume III, otherwise a bright, clean set in original binding.


First American edition, first issues. The original edition was published in London a few months earlier. "In April, 1843, in his first American contract outside his home city [of Boston], Prescott contracted for the publication of 5,000 copies of this work by this publisher. Published one volume at a time, between December 6 and 21, it earned $.50 per volume ($1.50 for the full work) for the author who, once more, superintended the manufacture and continued to own the stereotype plates from which it was produced." - GARDINER. William Hickling Prescott. An Annotated Bibliography Published Works. # M-2.
A classic account in English, still readable and in print. This set is signed in ink in each volume " Henry S. Hayward. Scipio, N.Y. Jan, 1845." BAL 16340. GROLIER AMERICAN 100, #51. HILL #1383.


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INSIDE: A CHRONICLE OF SECESSION.
(Baker, William M.).
INSIDE: A CHRONICLE OF SECESSION. : By George F. Harrington
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1866.

223 pages. Illustrated with wood-engraving after Thomas Nast. 8vo, original printed wrappers; spine chipped and torn; shaken; bookseller's blindstamp on rear wrapper.

First edition in book form, originally issued serially in HARPER'S WEEKLY. A story of southern society during the Civil War. Nast's illustrations are outstanding. Though not uncommon, this work is rarely found in original wrappers. WRIGHT II. 195. HAMILTON 1129 (full page reproduction).


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LIFE OF MRS. SIDDONS.
Campbell, Thomas.
LIFE OF MRS. SIDDONS.
New-York: Harper & Brothers, 1834.

Engraved frontispiece after a painting by Lawrence. 260 pages. Twelvemo (7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches); quarter brown morocco with marbled boards; a bright, clean copy.


First American edition, published the same year as the English first edition. Sarah Siddons (nee Kemble), 1755 - 1831, was a member of the great Kemble acting family and was acknowledged as the queen of the stage, best known for her role tragic role as Lady Macbeth. American Imprints #23679.


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LIFE OF MRS. SIDDONS.
Campbell, Thomas.
LIFE OF MRS. SIDDONS.
New-York: Harper & Brothers, 1834.

Frontispiece engraved portrait by S. H. Gimber. 260 pages + 8 pages of book ads. 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. Original embossed brown cloth with paper label; label chipped, spine and parts of cover sun bleached. With three ownership inscriptions on flyleaf, including "Ellis Lewis, 1846." Lewis was a noted jurist from Pennsylvania (see DAB).


First American edition, originally published in London earlier that year. Mrs. Sarah Siddons (1755-1831) was considered the greatest English tragic actress of her day. American Imprints #23679. Lowe (Arnott and Robinson $3542.


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MACREADY'S REMINISCENCES, AND SELECTIONS FROM HIS DIARIES AND LETTERS.
(Macready, William Charles).
MACREADY'S REMINISCENCES, AND SELECTIONS FROM HIS DIARIES AND LETTERS.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875.

721 pages + publisher's ads. 8 x 5 inches. With portraits of Macready in various theatrical roles. Original Green cloth with small gilt portrait; previous owners signature; light wear.


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MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF MRS. HANNAH MORE.
[More, Hannah]. Roberts, William.
MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE OF MRS. HANNAH MORE.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1835.

484 + 479 pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait. 2 volumes. 8vo ( 7 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches); contemporary calf with leather labels; foot of spine on volume two chipped; with a previous owners signature dated June 14, 1835.

Second American edition, originally published the previous year. Hannah More (1745-1833) was a British dramatist and religious writer. A member of the 'bluestocking ladies' that formed around Elizabeth Montagu, she became the friend of Johnson, Garrick and Walpole. She was active in William Wilberforce's campaign against slavery and played a pioneering role in the Sunday School movement.


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MEXICO AND ITS RELIGION; WITH INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN THAT COUNTRY DURING PARTS OF THE YEARS 1851-52-53-54...
Wilson, Robert.
MEXICO AND ITS RELIGION; WITH INCIDENTS OF TRAVEL IN THAT COUNTRY DURING PARTS OF THE YEARS 1851-52-53-54...
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855.

Frontispiece portrait of Santa Anna, plus 406 pages of text. Octavo (8 x 5 inches). Publisher's embossed brown cloth; foot of spine chipped; bookplate removed.


First edition. "The Greater portion of this book reveals the author's travels in the winter of 1853-54. His review of the state of the Catholic Church just prior to the Reform was critical and frequently cited by later travelers. Wilson thought it remarkable that despite Mexico's many revolutions, the Church had stayed unchanged. Since it derived its strength from the people's ignorance, the Church had a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. His religious criticism often blended into cultural bias as he blamed the Indians, who he believed were habitual liars, for singing and dancing at their religious Christmas ceremonies. - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS TO MEXICO. #469.


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OUR NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR: A WINTER IN MEXICO.
Haven, Gilbert.
OUR NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR: A WINTER IN MEXICO.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875.

467 pages. Octavo, gilt-pictorial brown cloth; light wear


First edition. "Reverend Haven wrote of a broader range of topics than the corruption of the Catholic Church and the progress of Protestantism. But like most others he was convinced that a combination of Protestantism and Yankee business know-how improved Mexico's prospect of the future.
His journey during the winter of 1872 and 1873 took him from New Orleans to Yucatan, Veracruz to Mexico City and north to Brownsville, Texas on boat, rail stage and horseback." - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS TO MEXICO. #207.


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OUR NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR: A WINTER IN MEXICO.
Haven, Gilbert.
OUR NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR: A WINTER IN MEXICO.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1875.

467 pages. Octavo, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Gilt-pictorial green cloth; a bright copy.


First edition. "Reverend Haven wrote of a broader range of topics than the corruption of the Catholic Church and the progress of Protestantism. But like most others he was convinced that a combination of Protestantism and Yankee business know-how improved Mexico's prospect of the future. His journey during the winter of 1872 and 1873 took him from New Orleans to Yucatan, Veracruz to Mexico City and north to Brownsville, Texas on boat, rail, stage and horseback." - Cole. AMERICAN TRAVELERS TO MEXICO. #207.


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THE AMERICAN HOME GARDEN. BEING PRINCIPLES AND RULES FOR THE CULTURE OF VEGETABLES, FRUITS, FLOWERS, AND SHRUBBERY.
Watson, Alexander.
THE AMERICAN HOME GARDEN. BEING PRINCIPLES AND RULES FOR THE CULTURE OF VEGETABLES, FRUITS, FLOWERS, AND SHRUBBERY.
New York: Harper & Brothers, circa 1870.

531 pages + 8 pages of book ads. Illustrated from wood-engravings. Octavo, 7 3/4 x 5 inches. Reddish-brown publishers cloth; gilt lettering to spine; lightly rubbed.


A later edition of this popular work, originally published in 1859.


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THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN. SUMMER AND WINTER JOURNEYS THROUGH SWEDEN, NORWAY, LAPLAND AND NORTHERN FINLAND.
Du Chaillu, Paul B.
THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN. SUMMER AND WINTER JOURNEYS THROUGH SWEDEN, NORWAY, LAPLAND AND NORTHERN FINLAND.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1882.

Two volumes. 441 + 474 pages. Large folding map in rear pocket of volume one. 9 x 5 3/4 inches. Blue cloth with gilt and red pictorial covers. Title page of volume one loose; map pocket torn; had and foot of spine chipped; Institutional handstamp on flyleaf.

First American edition. A study of customs and antiquities in Scandinavia. With Horace White's book plate.


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THE PHYSIOLOGY OF DIGESTION CONSIDERED WITH RELATION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF DIETETICS.
Combe, Andrew.
THE PHYSIOLOGY OF DIGESTION CONSIDERED WITH RELATION TO THE PRINCIPLES OF DIETETICS.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1855.

287 pages. Illustrated. 6 1/4 x 4 inches. Embossed red cloth; light foxing.

A late, American edition, first published in 1836.


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THE SILVER DOLLAR.
Lowery, Janette Sebring.
THE SILVER DOLLAR.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1940.

Illustrated throughout with black and white and full color lithographs by Barbara Latham. With 12 full page and 2 double page color plates. Endpapers illustrated in a red western bandana pattern. Pictorial boards with cloth spine. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket (old tape on inside of dust jacket).


First edition. Signed in ink by Barbara Latham on frontispiece. A scarce masterpiece of the color lithography genre of 20th century children's books.


Price: $275.00
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THE STRING OF PEARLS. BY THE AUTHOR OF "DARNLEY."
James, G.P.R.
THE STRING OF PEARLS. BY THE AUTHOR OF "DARNLEY."
New-York: Harper & Brothers, 1833.

227 + 22 pages of publishers advertisements. Contemporary full green cloth with gilt title on spine; some wear. A nice early cloth binding.

Seven tales after the style of the Arabian nights.


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Ferry, Gabriel.
VAGABOND LIFE IN MEXICO.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1856.

344 pages + 8 pages of book ads. 7 3/4 x 5 inches. Publishers black cloth; head and foot of spine rubbed. With the signature of L. F. Olmstead.


First American edition, originally published in Paris the previous year. The author, whose real name was Eugene Louis Ferry Gabriel de Bellemarre (1809 - 1852) spent seven years in Mexico, riding 4,000 miles via horseback. His enthusiasm for Mexico is self evident.


Price: $120.00
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