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Aphorisms of Sir Philip Sidney. With remarks by Miss (Jane) Porter. (Volume 1 only)
London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1807. Frontispiece, 222p. 17 cm. Bound in leather with red title label and decorations in gilt. Volume number erased from title page and last page. Prior owner's name erased from title page. Wear to spine ends, corners bumped; frontispiece foxed. In very good condition.
Item #21249
Price: $250.00
Ballads and Metrical Tales; Selected From Percy, Kitson, Chans, Jamieson, Scott, etc, etc,
London: James Burns, [1845]. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, 242p, glossary. 17 cm. Publisher's stamped decorative gilt leather covers; spine in gilt; all edges gilt. Corners rubbed, minor wear to the head of the spine; prior owner's neat signature on the front cover pastedown; occasional foxing. In very good condition.
Item #21243
Price: $300.00
Baltimore City Directory for the Year Commencing April 1st. 1909....and a Complete Classified Business Section.
Baltimore: R. L. Polk & Co. 1909. 2707p, illustrations, index of advertisers. 18x25x10 cm. Black cloth back and orange cloth covers with titling on the spine in silver and advertisements on the covers, spine, pastedowns, and endpapers. Head cap torn, tail of spine worn, corners skinned, front cover slightly soiled; bottom cover rubbed; advertising on edges. In better than good condition.
Item #21368
Price: $400.00
Beneath These Stones. Cemeteries of Caroline County, Maryland (3 volumes)
Easton, Maryland: Upper Shore Genealogical Society of Maryland, 1985. 182p; 266p, 180p. 28 cm. Uniform yellow card soft cover with black titling n the front cover and spine. Former library copies with all markings; clear taped fore edges, clear taped spines. In very good condition.
Item #21371
Price: $100.00
The Book of the Months, and circle of the seasons ... with twenty-eight illustrations ... from drawings by William Harvey
London: David Bogue, 1844. Frontispiece, 214p, 16pp. ads, illustrations. 17 cm. Bound in publisher's black stamped cloth with an illustration in gilt on the front cover. Corners rounded, slightly skinned; short tears in the joint cloth at the head and tail of the spine; wear to the spine ends; some foxing. In very good condition.
Item #21241
Price: $200.00
Chamber's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts (8 of 10 volumes)
Edinburgh: William and Robert Chambers, 1854. Individual tracts are paginated. Includes 121 tracts on various subjects accompanied by illustrations. 18 cm. Publisher's blue stamped blue cloth with gilt decorated spines. One volume is missing its title page and prelims, contemporary gift inscription on the pastedown of one volume; a group of several pages in one volume are dog-eared and other volumes have single pages that are dog-eared, prior owner's contemporary neat signature on all front cover pastedowns; paper toned but only occasional foxing; covers and spines slightly rubbed, more so on one volume; corners slightly bumped and worn. In very good condition.
Item #21250
Price: $100.00
The Chocolate Plant (Theobromam Cacao) and its Products
Dorchester, Massachusetts: Walker Baker and Company, 1891. 40p, illustrations. 24 cm. Thin veneer of burgundy calf with illustration, titling and decorative border in gilt. Prior owner's neat signature on the front free endpaper; corners rubbed; head of spine rubbed; portion of back strip almost off. Bright front cover. In better than good condition.
Item #21245
Price: $100.00
The Fables of la Fontaine. Translated from the French. With twenty-five original etchings by A. Deliere
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1884. Frontispiece, viii, 304p, illustrations. 27 cm. Vellum back and green cloth covers with illustration in gilt and red on the front cover; spine with illustrations and titling in gilt; top edge gilt. Edition Deluxe with only 250 copies printed for America, this being copy 105 signed by the publisher. Prior owner's contemporary bookplate on the front cover pastedown; corners rubbed; slight fading of cloth at the edges; spine slightly darkened; slight tobacco odor. In very good condition.
Item #21230
Price: $300.00
Friendship's Offering; and Winter's Wreath
London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1833. Frontispiece, engraved title page, 384p, illustrations. 16 cm. Stamped burgundy leather covers with illustration in gilt on the covers; title in gilt on the spine; all edges gilt. Prior owners neat signature at the top of the title page; cover slightly rubbed, edges more so, corners bumped; tissue guard for frontispiece is almost detached; penetrating damp stain through text leaving tide lines in the plates. A good copy.
Item #21248
Price: $60.00
Gems from European Picture Galleries. One hundred etchings on steel, after the best paintings of the most celebrated masters, ancient and modern.
London: A. H. Payne and Company, 1864. Title page, 100 pages of engravings. 27 cm. Quarter green morocco with decorative rule to the corners and spine edge; raised bands and spine in gilt; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Prior owner's contemporary bookplate on the front cover pastedown; edges rubbed; wear to spine ends; some plates foxed; slight tobacco odor. In better than good condition.
Item #21231
Price: $300.00
A Guide Between Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston: Containing a description of the principal places, railroad and steamboat routes, tables of distances, etc. Also Routes of Travel from Boston to Buffalo, and from New York to Montreal.
New York: Published by J. Disturnell, 1846. 61p, [1]. 14.5 cm. Green cloth on card covers with an illustration of a train and steamer in gilt on the front cover. Corners slightly bumped, bottom cover, top fore edge insecting.
Item #21464
Price: $400.00
The history and government of the United States, with special articles by Theodore Roosevelt, James Cardinal Gibbons, George F. Hoar, James P. Bryce, Grover Cleveland and others. (4 volumes)
New York: The University Society, 1903. Frontispiece, 370p, illustrations; frontispiece, pp. 371-828; frontispiece, pp. 829-1248; frontispiece, xviii, 475p, illustrations, index. 23 cm. Uniform blue cloth with an illustration of the capitol dome stamped on the front covers; titling in gilt on the spine. Spines, corners rubbed; short tear in the joint cloth of volume four as well as small puncture in the spine; title page in volume two partially pulled; bookplate in each volume on the front cover pastedown; still, in very good condition overall.
Item #21381
Price: $150.00
The Kaiser Aluminum Dome. A. I. A. File No. 17-A 1957
Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Sales, Inc. [1957]. 14p, illustrations. 22x28 cm. Stapled card covers. In fine condition.
Item #21354
Price: $100.00
Kearsleys' stranger's guide, or companion through London and Westminster, and the country round: containing a description of the situation, antiquity, and curiosities of every place, within the circuit of fourteen miles ...together with a map of the surrounding country, and a plan of the cities of London and Westminster, and the Borough of Southwark.
London: Printed for and sold by C. and G. Kearsley, Fleet-street, [1791]. xvi, 320p, two fold out maps. 17 cm. Bound in tree calf with gilt ruled covers, gilt cover fore edges; double gilt rules on the spine, red morocco spine label in gilt. Edges rubbed, wear to the head of the spine, corners slightly bumped, rubbed; foxing, small hole with loss of a few letters of text on p. 295/296. In very good condition. [ESTC, T121276].
Item #21430
Price: $1,500.00
Louise. A Poem in Six Cantos. Illustrated.
London: Printed for Private Circulation, by Edward Maxon & Co. 1866. Tissue guarded frontispiece engraving by H. Plon, 243p. on card, interspersed with 11 tissue guarded plates, illustrations. 23 cm. Bound in crushed blue morocco with gilt fleur de lis on the covers, double gilt rules framing a double gilt ruled oval framing a gilt crown; five raised bands with panels of gilt fleur de lis and the title in gilt; elaborate gilt turn ins and marbled endpapers; double gilt ruled cover edges; bright gilt edges. The frontispiece is of Mademoiselle (Louise) de La Vallière (1644-1710), who was a mistress of Louis XIV of France. She later became Duchess of La Vallière and Duchess of Vaujours. [One copy located at the Library of Congress which differs with this copy: it is lacking the frontispiece and has a plate facing the first page, which in this copy is found after page 6. The binding is not specified. There is no attribution of author.] Spine, spine ends, corners, joints all slightly rubbed, small spot on the front cover; light foxing. Bright covers and in near fine condition.
Item #21432
Price: $1,500.00
Maryland Geological Survey (10 volumes)
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1897 -1918. 539p, plates, maps, index; 509p, plates, maps, index; 481, 80p, plates,maps, index; 524p, plates, maps, index; 656p, plates, maps, index; 578p, plates, maps, index, geological map of Maryland in pocket (unopened); 412p, plates, maps, index, geological map of Maryland in pocket; 486p, plates, maps, index, geological map of Maryland in pocket; 348p, plates, maps, index; 553p, illustrations, plates, maps. 26 cm. Uniform green cloth covers with titling in gilt on the front cover and spine; A few volumes have weak hinges, two have old library labels on their spines with darker spines, pockets removed; corners rubbed, a few bumped; minor wear to the spine ends. Overall in very good condition.
Item #21428
Price: $800.00
Maryland Silversmiths 1715-1830. With illustrations of their silver and their marks and with a facsimile of the design book of William Faris
New York: Robert Alan Green, 1972. 324p, illustrations, index. 28 cm. An edition of 1000 copies being an unabridged republication of the first edition published in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1930 in a single edition of 300 copies. Bound in green cloth with titling in gilt on the spine; dust jacket. Slight tobacco odor. A fine copy in a near fine jacket.
Item #21239
Price: $125.00
Memories of the Confederacy. Flowers and Songs.
Baltimore: By the author, 1898. 24 unnumbered red bordered pages of poems and corresponding pressed dried flowers and leaves. 21 x 17 cm. Card covered printed in red with red card wrap around. "This little book- a labor of love during many months- is published and given to the Confederate Relief Bazaar by the collector of the flowers- B. E. J. G."--page [1]. Contains a sprig of dried flowers or plants gathered from each site [Manassas -- Mouth of the crater -- Fredericksburg, (Marye's Heights, &c.) -- Turner Ashby's grave -- Battlefields around Winchester - Sharpsburg (Antietam) -- Fort McHenry -- Chancellorsville -- Stonewall Jackson's grave -- Gettysburg -- The "Lee ivy" -- Appomattox] and a poem about each site listed in the contents [The Battle of Manassas / Mrs. Clarke (North Carolina) -- Untitled -- Coming at last / George H. Miles (Maryland) -- Ashby / John R. Thompson (Virginia) -- Stonewall Jackson's way / Dr. J. W. Palmer (Maryland) -- There's life in the old land yet / James R. Randall -- Stonewall's dead -- Untitled / Margaret J. Preston (Virginia) -- Heart victories -- The sword of Robert Lee / Father A. J. Ryan -- The conquered banner / Father A. J. Ryan]. Each poem and matching flower are on opposite, facing pages. Japanese paper is between each poem and pressed flower. Covers are slightly soiled, one corner folded, edges rubbed, some staining, red stain on bottom cover; occasional missing tissue guard and some parts of plants detached. A surviving copy of an unknown number produced. Rare. 2 copes found.
Item #21466
Price: $1,500.00
The New and Popular Cook Book : containing an unrivalled [sic] collection of rare and valuable recipes ; to which is added the Complete Family Doctor.
Philadelphia and New York: Turner & Fisher, Publishers, 184-? Frontispiece, [36], 17-35, [49], 33p. printed double column, last 33p The Family Physician. 19 cm. Contemporary binding of diamond patterned leather back and corners with marbled paper board covers; title label "Cook Book" on spine. Original blue illustrated wrappers bound in. Minor wear to the spine ends, two corners lightly bumped; occasional foxing. An exceptional copy in near fine condition. [One copy located at Old Sturbridge Village Research Library, which does not identify the publisher, but the pagination matches this copy; not in Cagle nor Lowenstein].
Item #21431
Price: $1,500.00
Report of the Commissioner of Agriculture for the Year 1866.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1867. Frontispiece 656p, illustrations, index. 24 cm. Brown beveled morocco binding with tripe gilt border on the covers framing floriated decorative gilt vines; gilt spine; all edges gilt; gilt turn-ins. Presentation binding for Robert C. Grier, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. According to Wikipedia Grier was a member of the majority in Dred Scott, and wrote the majority opinion in the Prize Cases in 1863 which upheld Lincoln's presidential power to blockade Confederate ports. Edges and corners rubbed; small stain on the front cover. In very good condition.
Item #21334
Price: $200.00
Speech of Mr. Bond, of Ohio, the Resolution to Correct Abuses in the Public Expenditures and to Separate the Government from the Press. Delivered in the House of Representatives, April, 1838.
Baltimore: Baltimore Patriot, 1838. 16p. 26 cm. Sewn self wrappers. Pencil mark in margin. note in margin, small stain in the last page. In good condition.
Item #21367
Price: $400.00
Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language. Second edition. Unabridged.
Springfield, MA: G & C Merriam Company, 1943 (1939). [Plates 1-8], frontispiece, civ, 3210p, illustrated, plates, diagrams. 31cm. Second edition first published in 1934. With the "New Word Section" added in 1939. Tan cloth over boards titling in gilt on the front cover, red and black leather titles labels on the spine in gilt; all edges marbled; fore edges with black alphabet tabs in gilt. The famous "dord" dictionary in which this ghost word passed into the annals of great lexicographic errors. Intended as an abbreviation for density "D or d" several missteps by typists led to its birth as a noun (dôrd), or dord. It lived for five years until 1939 when an office editor noticed the lack of an etymology for the word. The error can be found in printings of the dictionary into the 1940s, and eventually it disappeared from the dictionary's pages. [American Speech, May, 1954, p. 136-138]. Corners skinned, front cover rubbed; spine labels rubbed; first few pages wrinkled; biography of Noah Webster detached; front hinge shaken; joint cloth torn from the bottom of the front cover up about two inches and across the spine end. A better than good copy.
Item #21227
Price: $400.00
White Route Book Number Four. Route of a Tour from Philadelphia to Cape Charles connecting by boat with Norfolk and Old Point Comfort and from Baltimore to Halltown connecting with Routes North and South described in White Route Book No. 2
New York: Touring Bureau. The White Company, 1907. [1], 121-144p, illustrations, map. 25 x 12 cm. Stapled illustrated wrappers. Slightly soiled, short tear and chips, non detracting stain along the spine, staples rusted. No copies of this guide book found.
Item #21462
Price: $150.00
American Oratory or Selection From the Speeches of Eminent Americans
Philadelphia: Desilver, Thomas & Co. 1836. viii, 531p. 22 cm. Leather covers with raised bands on the spine and back morocco spine label in gilt. Corners bumped, spine leather cracking, joints rubbed, spine ends worn; foxing; prior owner's signature on the front free endpaper. A good copy.
Item #21440
Price: $75.00
Nine Cities: A Retrospective of Nine Cities in which Panel Studies were made by ULI -- The Urban Land institute
Washington DC: ULI -- The Urban Land Institute, 1969. xvi, 247p, illustrations, index. 22 cm. Blue cloth with black titling; dust jacket. Possible light foxing along the spine of the jacket; one corner bumped. A near fine copy in a very good jacket.
Item #21348
Price: $45.00
Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy
Baltimore: Roberts Brothers, 1880. Frontispiece, illustrated title page, 586p, illustrations. 21 cm. A new edition with illustrations by Frank T. Merrill . Bound in publisher's green cloth with titling and illustrations in black and gilt on the front cover; titling and decoration in gilt and black on the spine; all edges gilt. Bottom edge of the bottom cover skinned; slight flecking on covers; minor wear to the head of spine, cloth of the tail is torn; slight tobacco odor. A bright front cover and in very good condition.
Item #21236
Price: $500.00
Guide to Modern Architecture: Northeast States
New York: The Museum of Modern Architecture, 1940. 127p, illustrations, index of building types. 20 cm. Comb bound blue card covers with titling in white and a map of the northeast states in red. Minor edge wear, slightly rubbed at spine with a few short tears along the comb of the bottom cover. In very good condition. Ten thousand copies printed.
Item #21336
Price: $50.00
Redskin and Pioneer: Brave Tales of the Northwest. Illustrated with drawings by William Wallace Clarke. American Life Series
New York: Rand McNally & Company, 1932. Frontispiece, 244p, illustrations. 19 cm. Bound in green with titling in black on the front cover and spine; illustration on the front cover in black and orange. Front free endpaper foxed which impacted the verso of the frontispiece, bottom free endpaper foxed which impacted the last page of text; wear to the spine ends, corners rubbed; slightly soiled. In better than good condition.
Item #21375
Price: $45.00
Scotland. Illustrated in a series of views expressly for this work by Messrs. T. Allom, W. H. Bartlett, and H. McCulloch. (2 volumes)
London: George Virtue, 1838. Volume one: engraved title page, 200p, illustrations, map of Scotland; volume two: engraved title page, 156p, illustrations. 28 cm. Bound in publisher's stamped green cloth with gilt illustrations on the covers; titling in gilt on the spine with decorative gilt border; all edges gilt. Contemporary prior owner's bookplate on the front cover pastedowns; prior owner's signature on the front free endpapers; bookseller's ticket on the front cover pastedowns; corners bumped; wear to the spine ends, head of spine for volume two chipped; foxing of plates in volume one, but more to the margin than the image, less so in volume two; slight tobacco odor. Spines and covers are bright. All said, the set is in very good condition.
Item #21229
Price: $400.00
My Philadelphia Father.
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1955. 256p, illustrations. 22 cm. Black cloth with titling in gilt and red on the spine; dust jacket. Fore edge of front cover slightly rubbed, few small spots on the front cover near the bottom edge; end papers toned; jacket corners chipped, spine ends chipped, few small fore edge tears; prior owner's bookplate and neat signature on the front free endpaper. A near fine copy in a very good jacket.
Item #21362
Price: $150.00

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