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Hither and Thither, or Good Times for Papa's Little Daughters

By: Brine, Mary D.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Cassell & Company: 1884

Seller ID: 000959


8 3/4 x 7 inches, 256 pages, profuse with black and white illustrations throughout. Green cloth elaborately decorated in brown, black and gilt, pretty floral end papers, boards rubbed and edge worn with a bit of foxing, gilt decoration is bright, corners starting to wear through with a bit of fraying, gift inscription in preliminary blank pages dated 1884, occasional scattered foxing and brown age spots throughout, pages lightly toned, binding sound. Collection of ill... View more info

Image for Picturesque America or, the Land We Live In: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists

Picturesque America or, the Land We Live In: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country. With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by Eminent American Artists

By: Bryant, William Cullen (editor)

Price: $395.00

Publisher: New York, NY, D. Appleton and Company: 1874

Seller ID: 000861


Volume I 1872 and Volume II 1874. Two volumes, complete. Two huge leather bound volumes. Morocco boards with banded spines, stamped gilt titles, all edges gilt, leather is heavily scuffed and worn along extremities, wearing through at corners, marbled end papers, large damp stain to top edge of Vol I front free end paper and subsequent three pages affecting margin of Niagra Falls engraving, pages are toned, bindings firm and sound. Profusely illustrated with steel engra... View more info

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The Pioneers: or, The Sources of the Susquehana. Arranged for Youth with Illustrations

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, George Routeledge: 1890

Seller ID: 000812


Pictorial brick red cloth boards with gilt titles. Boards have beveled edges. Boards are rubbed with heavy edge wear. Corners turned in and beginning to wear through. Split near tail of spine along bottom edge of lowest title block containing publisher. Front and rear internal hinges have been neatly and securely repaired with Japanese tissue. Short closed tear at bottom spine corner of title page. Pages lightly toned from age. Binding sound. 192 pages. Frontis illustrat... View more info

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The Martian

By: Du Maurier, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper & Brothers: 1898

Seller ID: 000798


Hardcover; 8 x 6 inches; viii, 471, [4] pages; frontis portrait of the author; illustrated. Blue cloth decorated in gilt, top edge gilt with remaining edges untrimmed, boards rubbed with mild wear at extremities, faint damp stain to spine near head, dark blue clay coated end papers, scattered foxing and tanning at page edges, rear internal hinge just starting to crack near tail, binding a little tender but intact. Overall a beautiful volume. The Martian is a largely a... View more info

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The Fowler

By: Harraden, Beatrice

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000852


First edition; hardcover in cloth; 7 1/2 x 5 inches; 345 pages. Coarse brown cloth decorated with an image of a butterfly in blue and gold, boards rubbed and edge worn with mild dust soiling, toned pages with occasional brown spots, binding sound. "A young country lawyer is driven by poverty to accept an assemblyman's salary from the hands of a "boss," and when his conscience forces him to vote against a bad bill he is thrown out of office. ..." -- goog... View more info

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Happiness: Essays on the Meaning of Life

By: Hilty, Carl; Peabody, Francis G. (translator)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Macmillan: 1903

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 001011


Blue cloth with light blue decoration and gilt stamped titles to spine and front board, 154,[2] pages, title page printed in red and black with vignette; mild wear at extremities with a hint of fraying to bottom front corner, many pages unopened, binding sound. Swiss philosopher, writer and lawyer, Hilty takes on work, the battles of life, good habits, children, happiness and the meaning of life in this brief volume. View more info

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The Servant in the House

By: Kennedy, Charles Rann

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Harper and Brothers: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000863


Embossed purple cloth boards with dust jacket; 8.25 x 5 inches; [5], 152 pages; black and white photographs of characters from the play. Boards are a vivid purple, but it is difficult to represent that in the photo. Boards rubbed and worn at extremities, tiny and faint char mark on front board, previous owner's name in pencil in front end paper, small piece of the top edge of the front end paper has been torn away where it might have had an ownership sticker, untrimmed ... View more info

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The Water Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Macmillan Company:

Seller ID: 000913


Undated but in the late Victorian style and with gift inscription in front end paper dated 1887. Hardcover, 310 pages plus 12 pages of publisher's ads, several black and white illustrated plates, small in-text illustrations at the beginning of each chapter; red boards with gilt titles and decorative borders in black and gilt, boards rubbed and edge worn with occasional mild soiling, faded spine, pretty floral end papers, pages toned and brittle from age, binding a littl... View more info

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Household Education

By: Martineau, Harriet

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton, Mifflin and Company:

Seller ID: 001000


circa 1888-1890. Seventh edition; 6 x 4 1/4 inches, 366 pages; green cloth decorated in black, gilt title block to spine, all edges red, boards rubbed and edge worn, front end paper cracking at hinge but unbroken, pages lightly toned, binding sound. Martineau wrote Household Education in 1848, lamenting the state of women's education. She believed women had a natural inclination to motherhood and believed domestic work went hand in hand with academia for a proper, well-r... View more info

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Our Village

By: Mitford, Mary Russell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1906

Seller ID: 000994


Green cloth publishers binding with Art Nouveau leaf decoration and titles blocked in gilt, 12mo, 256,32 pages, 100 illustrations; mild wear to boards with a hint of foxing, spine a little faded. Miss Mitford's literary sketches of English country life paired with Thomson's quaint sketches, in a lovely example of Art Nouveau publishers binding. View more info

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Treu Zu Jesus (Faithful to Jesus): Erz

By: Muller, Elizabeth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Einsiedlen, Verlagsanstalt Benziger & Co: 1912

Seller ID: 000963


All text in German. Small hardcover; 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches; 182,[2] pages; three illustrated plates (one in color and two black and white). Dark blue cloth boards with rounded corners decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, decorative end papers, mild edge wear to boards, frontis (page before title page) has been removed, else pages are clean and crisp, binding sound. View more info

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The Bridal of Triermain

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Lee and Shepard Publishers: 1888

Seller ID: ET0046


Large, oblong book with illustrated boards and gilt titles. Boards are rubbed and worn. Corners and spine ends scuffed through and bits of the cloth are missing at the head and tail of spine. End paper at front hinge is cracked but binding is holding. Clean, unmarked pages. 64 pages. This is a book length poem with fourteen illustrated plates dispersed throughout the text. Each plate is protected by a tissue guard, though the tissue is missing from plate V. The illust... View more info

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Wild Adventures 'Round the Pole

By: Stables, Gordon

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, NY, H. M. Caldwell Company: 1893

Seller ID: ET0166


Undated, but this cover design was used by the publisher in 1901. This title was originally published in 1893. Green cloth with illustration of man reading on front board and Art Nouveau style floral design on spine. Cover titles in gilt. Boards are clean and square with light wear at extremities. Spine decoration is faded. Brief gift inscription in front free end paper. Clean, crisp pages. Sound binding. 333 pages. William Gordon Stables (1840 – 1910) was a Sco... View more info

Image for The Early Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier: Comprising Mogg Megone, The Bridal of Pennacook, Legendary Poems, Voices of Freedom, Miscellaneous Poems, and Songs of Labor

The Early Poems of John Greenleaf Whittier: Comprising Mogg Megone, The Bridal of Pennacook, Legendary Poems, Voices of Freedom, Miscellaneous Poems, and Songs of Labor

By: Whittier, John Greenleaf

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1885

Seller ID: ET0174


Embossed red boards decorated in black and gilt. All edges gilt. Boards rubbed and edge worn with some small spots of soiling. Heavy wear at extremities with corners and spine ends wearing through and beginning to fray. Floral end papers. Gift inscription dated 1884 in preliminary blank page. Pages toned from age. Binding sound. Frontis portrait of author. Text pages bordered in red. 372 pages plus publishers ads in the rear. John Greenleaf Whittier (1807 – 1892) was a... View more info