Books published during the 19th century as well as some significant reprints.
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Image for <b> A Manual of Music: Its History, Biography and Literature. A Complete History of Music, Illustrated w/ Chronological Charts, Incl. Biographies & Portraits of Eminent Composers with Characteristic Specimens from their Works, Carefully Analyzed and Explained.  </b>

A Manual of Music: Its History, Biography and Literature. A Complete History of Music, Illustrated w/ Chronological Charts, Incl. Biographies & Portraits of Eminent Composers with Characteristic Specimens from their Works, Carefully Analyzed and Explained.

By: Derthick, W. M. [Editor]

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Chicago:, Manual Publishing Co.,: 1888

Seller ID: 008947


ncludes A Dictionary of Technical and Proper Names with Definitions and Simplified Pronunciations. Folio; 628 pages : illustrations, portraits, music ; 36 cm.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with slight beginnings of discoloration on rear board. Slight shelf lean. I View more info

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...Johnnie Courteau and Other Poems

By: Drummond, William Henry

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam’s Sons: 1909

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 006937


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Boards are darkened on perimeter and spine. Some spotting to rear board. 7.87 inches tall. 161 pages with publisher's advertisements. William Henry Drummond (April 13, 1854 – April 6, 1907) was an Irish-born Canadian poet whose humorous dialect poems made him "one of the most popular authors in the English-speaking world," and "one of the most widely-read and loved poets" in Canada. View more info

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The Knight of Maison-Rouge: A Novel of Marie Antoinette (Modern Library)

By: Dumas, Alexandre; Julie Rose (Translator); Lorenzo Carcaterra (Introduction)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Modern Library [Random House]: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011114

ISBN: 0679642986

Condition: New


A major new translation of a classic. Dumas seduces, fascinates, entertains, and instructs. His works are so diverse, so varied, so alive, so charming, so powerful; they radiate that light that is so peculiar to France. [Victor Hugo]No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing [Modern Library] View more info

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Noble Lives and Noble Deeds Forty Lessons by Various Writers Illustrating Christian Character

By: Edward A. Horton - Editor

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Boston, American Unitarian Association,: 1893.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002520


Light blue textured cloth boards with stamped gilt titles. Bindings square and tight, text clean, minor toning. Minimal shelf wear. 40 short biographical lessons from famous people with a character trait emphasized in each lesson. Notables range from the expected Washington and Lincoln to Darwin and Emerson. Each is presented by a different author or editor Edward Horton. A very handsome copy. No other copies were found at time of this listing available that are not photocopies. View more info

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...David Harum; A Story of an American Life.

By: Edward Noyes Wescott

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, D. Appleton and Company,: 1900

Edition: Later Edition.

Seller ID: 002916


This novel was a best seller at the turn into the 20th century, told in the dialectic. The Syracuse Herald wrote, "A masterpiece of character painting. In David Harum, the shrewd, whimsical, horse-trading country banker, Wescott has depicted a type of character that is by no means new to fiction, but nowhere else has it been so carefully wrought out."Wine red cloth coved boards with lovely oak leaf title block imprint on cover. Binding firm with a slight lean. Pushed spine tips with a bit of rub. Text clean and bright. Previous owner's initials top gutter of free endpage. 41 pages with... View more info

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...The Hoosier School-Master.

By: Eggleston, Edward

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York:, Orange, Judd and Company,: 1871.

Edition: First Edition - Second State.

Seller ID: 003604


Brown cobbled cloth covered boards. Spine decorated in gilt very faded. Bindings tight and square, Text clean moderately toned; occasional spotting. Shelf wear to spine tips and some to edges. The novel is noted for its realistic depictions of 19th-century American rural life and for its use of local dialect. View more info

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The Planter's and Mariner's Medical Companion: Treating, According to the Most Successful Practice......

By: Ewell, James

Price: $495.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Printed by John Bioren: 1807

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010918

Condition: Good


The author discusses topics such as: quinsy, putrid sore throat, mumps, pleurisy, rheumatism, dropsy, gout, Guinea worm, rickets, dispensatory receipts, and much more. The Planter's and Mariner's Medical Companion was dedicated to Jefferson. Published in Philadelphia, 1807, it was widely sold in the South and West, and ran into ten editions. With its pleasant mingling of poetical quotations, anecdotes, sentiment and sound practical counsel, it was a valued possession on isolated plantations of the time. [DAB] Thomas Jefferson encouraged Ewell to go to Savannah and he was the firs... View more info

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Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Cuba and The Bahama Islands

By: Fielding Lucas, Jr.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Published by Carey & Lea: 1822

Seller ID: 010805

Condition: Very Good


A map from Carey and Lea's A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas. One of the most detailed maps of the Bahama Islands to appear in a Commercial Atlas. Lengthy narrative text below includes details about the islands, climates, towns, soils, government and history of each. Considered the best atlas of nineteenth century America.Carey & Lea's Atlas is highly prized not only for its cartographic information but the marvelous information about each of the states and territories which is included. The atlas was issued in 6 editions in English, French & German b... View more info

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The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams.

By: Fielding, Henry

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York:, The Century Company,: 1903.

Seller ID: 001182


Top edge gilt, others lightly stained. Brown cloth covered boards with leather paste-on spine label with titles in gilt. Bindings tight with a slight lean. Light shelf wear no breaks in cloth. Illustrated. Some toning to pages. 320 pages. View more info

Image for The Pacific Coast Scenic Tour. From Southern California to Alaska, The Canadian Pacific Railroad, Yellowstone Park, and The Grand Canyon.

The Pacific Coast Scenic Tour. From Southern California to Alaska, The Canadian Pacific Railroad, Yellowstone Park, and The Grand Canyon.

By: Finck, Henry T.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1890

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011211

Condition: Very Good


"The work may be of value to those who are reading up on the great natural show places on this Coast .... we of the Coast cannot but be thankful for the many pages of warm praise he devotes to us." [Carson] Publisher's decorated cloth. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpage. 8vo, xiv, 309 p., [21] leaves of plates : ill., map ; 21 cm; 8 inches tall. First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with 20 b/w photos. The author Theophilus Finck (1854-1926) was an American music critic and... View more info

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Barracks, Bivouacs and Battles.
[19th Century British Military]

By: Forbes, Archibald

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London:, Macmillan and Co.,: 1891

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005542


A Collection of anecdotes about army life and adventure witnessed by the British war correspondent previously published in various magazines.Archibald Forbes (1838 - 1900) was one of the most celebrated war correspondents of the 19th century, covering major and minor wars including the Franco-Prussian War, the Russo-Turkish War and the Anglo-Zulu War. This is a collection of 16 Forbes pieces that was published toward the end of his career. Red cloth with stamped gilt spine titles. Bordered in lines of Black and gilt. Bindings firm with a hint of a shelf lean. Light shelf hand... View more info

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A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago. A Narrative of Travel and Exploration From 1878 to 1883.

By: Forbes, Henry O[gg]

Price: $395.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1885

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010740

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Publisher's green pictorial cloth gilt. 8vo; 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches; xix, 536, 4 pp.; 3 folding maps, 2 full-page maps, 1 in-text map, color frontispiece, plates, in-text illustrations, publisher's advertisements. Color tissue-guarded frontispiece by J.B. Gibbs. Bindings are tight and square. Minor shelf lean. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Light wear to extremities, lightly and evenly toned throughout. Collectible condition. 6 maps in total all present. The book is in six parts: In the Cocos-Keeling Islands; In Java; In Sumatra; In ... View more info

Image for <b>Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in 1819-20-21-22 : with a Brief Account of the Second Journey in 1825-26-27.  </b><br> [Four volumes, Complete]

Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in 1819-20-21-22 : with a Brief Account of the Second Journey in 1825-26-27.
[Four volumes, Complete]

By: Franklin, John (1786-1847)

Price: $1,295.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1829

Seller ID: 009511

Condition: Very Good


The Coppermine Expedition of 1819-1822 had as its goal the exploration of the northern coast of Canada, which was accessed by way of the Coppermine River. The British expedition was organized by the Royal Navy as part of its attempt to discover and map the Northwest Passage. It was the first of three Arctic expeditions to be led by John Franklin, and also included George Back and Dr. John Richardson, both of whom would become notable Arctic explorers in their own right. [wiki] Four volumes, [Complete] 23 plates and a map. Pocket-sized editions of the expeditions of Franklin. 19th cen... View more info

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The Plays of John Galsworthy

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London:, Duckworth,: 1929

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 003860

Condition: Near Fine


John Galsworthy OM was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include "The Forsyte Saga" (1906-1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932. Bound in full-leather with four raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. The book shows mild external handling wear. Binding is firm. Volume has gilt edges and pastedowns with ornamental gilt borders. Flyleaves display darkened edges from gilt. All edges gilt. Text clean and without markings. Second Edition, Dec. 1929 [1st published in October].8.75 inch... View more info

Image for ...<b>An American Student Abroad from the letters of James F. Magee.</b>

...An American Student Abroad from the letters of James F. Magee.

By: George W. Magee - Editor.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Philadelphia:, The Magee Press,: 1932.

Edition: First Edition. Limited edition #296 of 517.

Inscription: Author/Editor Signed.

Seller ID: 003706


Signed by the Editor.A record of European travels in the years 1855 - 56.Quarter black to brown boards. Paste-on spine label with a paste-on silhouette on front. Fore-edge rough-cut. Map end-pages. Bindings square and tight, text clean and bright. No flaws but a bump to upper rear corner. Limited edition #296 of 517.18 illustrations by Robert R. Murray. View more info

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Lectures and Essays on Irish Other Subjects
[Irish History: pre-1850]

By: Giles, Henry

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York:, D. & J. Sadlier & CO.,: 1869

Edition: First Edition, Thus.

Seller ID: 008239


Henry Giles after moving to the United Sates in 1840 wrote, lectured and was well-received. He was a Unitarian minister born in County Wexford to a Roman Catholic family, Giles changed his religious belief several times, becoming a Protestant and a Dissenter and finally a Unitarian. Half-leather to marbled boards. Wear to corners and tips. One outer corner leather dried, has been professionally treated to retard deterioration. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Ownership stamp of a private personal library, spine notation. Marbled endpages and text block. Sever... View more info

Image for …<b>Poems of Giosue Carducci: Giosue Carducci and the Hellenic Reaction in Italy and Carducci and the Classic Realism.</b>

Poems of Giosue Carducci: Giosue Carducci and the Hellenic Reaction in Italy and Carducci and the Classic Realism.

By: Giosue Carducci, Sewall, Frank

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York:, Dodd Mead & Company,: 1892.

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005634


Tan cloth over spine to blue boards. Spine dun-darkened. Handling wear with small rubs on corners and a bump on top edge of front board. Front-free-endpage folded with previous owner’s name. Text clean with toning. Giosuè Alessandro Giuseppe Carducci (1835 – 1907) was an Italian poet and teacher. He was very influential and was regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy. In 1906 he became the first Italian to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature "not only in consideration of his deep learning and critical research, but above all as a tribute to the creative energy, fresh... View more info

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Oliver Goldsmith: A Selection From His Works.

By: Goldsmith, Oliver [Introduction: E. E. Hale.]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, Chautauqua Press,: 1890.

Edition: Garnet Series

Seller ID: 002193


Wine red cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles and front decoration in black and silver. Tissue guarded frontispiece. Bindings firm with a small shelf lean Shelf wear to corners and spine tips. Text clean but toned. 287 pages. 6.75 inches tall. View more info

Image for <b>History of the United States of America: For the Use of Schools by Charles A. Goodrich. Revised and Brought Down to the Present Time by William H. Seavey. With Maps and other Illustrations.   </b>

History of the United States of America: For the Use of Schools by Charles A. Goodrich. Revised and Brought Down to the Present Time by William H. Seavey. With Maps and other Illustrations.

By: Goodrich, Charles A.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Boston:, Brewer and Tileston, : 1873.

Seller ID: 009117

Condition: Very Good


Black leather spine with silver gilt title and stamped decoration to brown cloth. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Damp-stain top front board. 8vo; 320 pages followed by appendixes [28 pages] including: Hints on the Methods of Teaching History by A. P. Stone. Illustrations in the text. View more info

Image for <b> The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago. </b>

The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka & New Guinea with Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago.

By: Guillemard, Francis Henry Hill (1582-1933).

Price: $695.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1886

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009510

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, First Printing. Two volumes, [Complete] 8vo; (230 x 157 mm). Illustrated with 2 colored frontispieces, 14 maps, 27 plates. The plates are beautifully engraved by Edward Whymper (of Matterhorn fame) from drawings by Charles Whymper. A first-hand account of a private scientific expedition. and voyage on the schooner "Marchesa" from Japan to the South Pacific. As a member of the Royal Geographical Society, Guillemard worked as both a naturalist and ethnographer. This work is notable for its focus on lesser-known islands as well as important ornithological observations.... View more info