Books published during the 19th century as well as some significant reprints.
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Image for The Description of the City of New-York; Containing Its Population, Institutions, Commerce, Manufactures, Public Buildings, Courts of Justice, Places of Amusements, Etc. to Which is Prefixed, a Brief Account of Its First Settlement by the Dutch, in the Year 1629; and of the Most Remarkable Events, Which Have Occurred in Its History, from That to the Present Period

The Description of the City of New-York; Containing Its Population, Institutions, Commerce, Manufactures, Public Buildings, Courts of Justice, Places of Amusements, Etc. to Which is Prefixed, a Brief Account of Its First Settlement by the Dutch, in the Year 1629; and of the Most Remarkable Events, Which Have Occurred in Its History, from That to the Present Period

By: Hardie, James

Price: $295.00

Publisher: New York, Printed and Published by Samuel Marks: 1827

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011022

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, First Printing. 12mo. Width: 4.25" Height: 7.125" [4] + 360 pp. appendix and index. Contains a list of the places of public worship in ... 1826: p.161-82.; List of the Masonic Lodges and Royal Arch Chapters of the city and county of New York: p.352-54.; Ode for the canal celebration, written at the request of the printers of New-York: By Mr. Samuel Woodworth, Printer: p.349-51. Leather bound volume has gilt lettering and tooling on the spine. A hand-colored fold-out map entitled: A New Map of the City of New York / Comprising all the Late Improvements, Compiled and Corr... View more info

Image for ...<b>Far from the Madding Crowd.</b>

...Far from the Madding Crowd.

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York:, Modern Library, Random House,: 1998.

Edition: Companion Edition.

Seller ID: 006478

ISBN: 0679603077


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality.Set in his fictional Wessex countryside in southwest England, Far from the Madding Crowd was Thomas Hardy's breakthrough work. View more info

Image for <b>Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields. Containing a Full Account of the Discovery of Gold; Enormous Deposits of the Precious Metal; Routes Traversed by Miners; How To Find Gold; Camp Life at Klondike; Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers, Etc. Etc.  </b>

Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields. Containing a Full Account of the Discovery of Gold; Enormous Deposits of the Precious Metal; Routes Traversed by Miners; How To Find Gold; Camp Life at Klondike; Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers, Etc. Etc.

By: Harris, A.C.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Premier Publishing Co.: 1897

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009516

Condition: Good


A foundational book for Klondike gold rush literature. A popular guide for gold hunters and fortune seekers. An account of the discovery of gold in the Klondike and Yukon, the deposits of this precious metal, routes to the Gold fields, camp life in the Yukon and Klondike, descriptions of the mountains, and rivers, etc. Numerous firsthand accounts, interviews and general information on Alaska. Chapters include but are not limited to: "How to Get There;" "Women at the Mines;" History and Purchase of Alaska;" Topography; "'Strike it Rich' on the Klondike;" "Gold Mining in A... View more info

Image for <b>Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields. Containing a Full Account of the Discovery of Gold; Enormous Deposits of the Precious Metal; Routes Traversed by Miners; How To Find Gold; Camp Life at Klondike; Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers, Etc. Etc.  </b>

Alaska and the Klondike Gold Fields. Containing a Full Account of the Discovery of Gold; Enormous Deposits of the Precious Metal; Routes Traversed by Miners; How To Find Gold; Camp Life at Klondike; Practical Instructions for Fortune Seekers, Etc. Etc.

By: Harris, A.C.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Premier Publishing Co.: 1897

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010052

Condition: Good


A Foundational Book of Klondike Gold Rush Literature . A popular guide for gold hunters and fortune seekers. An account of the discovery of gold in the Klondike and Yukon, the deposits of this precious metal, routes to the Gold fields, camp life in the Yukon and Klondike, descriptions of the mountains, and rivers, etc. - Numerous firsthand accounts, interviews and general information on Alaska. Chapters include but are not limited to: “How to Get There;” “Women at the Mines;” History and Purchase of Alaska;” Topography; “’Strike it Rich’ on the Klondike;... View more info

Image for <b> How to Get Rich In The South. Telling What to Do, How To Do It, and the Profits to be Realized </b>

How to Get Rich In The South. Telling What to Do, How To Do It, and the Profits to be Realized

By: Harrison Jr., W. H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chicago, W. H. Harrison, Jr. Publishing Co.: 1888

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010309

Condition: Very Good


A later 19th-century self-help marketing guide hoping to encourage immigration and investment in the "new South". Chapter by chapter topics analyzing how the South is the best place to invest. Topics include crop and animal agriculture. Mustard colored publisher's cloth with stamped titles and front and spine decorations in black. Floral endpages. 8vo; 19.5cm; 7.75 inches tall; 192 pages. First Edition, First Printing. Small bookseller ticket on lower verso of front free endpage. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. --------- ... View more info

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Colonel Starbottle's Client and Some Other People.

By: Harte, Bret

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York:, The Regent Press,: 1892.

Seller ID: 001540


Francis Bret Harte (1836 - 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California. Brown cloth covered boards with stamped black spine titles and a Art Nouveau style orange flower decoration on front. Bindings firm, weakness after title page to hinge. Light shelf wear with a hint of a shelf lean. Text clean, evenly toned. Frontispiece illustration. 12mo; 19 cm.; 7.5 inches tall; 232 pages. Short stories. Contents: Colonel Starbottle’s Client. The Postmistress of Laurel Run. A Night at Hays. View more info

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

By: Harte, Bret

Price: $21.45

Publisher: Camden, NJ, Haddon Craftsmen: 1941

Seller ID: 003606

Condition: Good


First edition thus. One of 1250 copies. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., 27, [2]. 3 color plates. Tan Burlap covered boards red paste-on title center front board. On laid-paper, top edge stained red others deckled; Wear with loss to corners. Text clean hint of toning. Bindings tight and square. Illustrated with color woodcuts by Paul Honore, with introductory note by Richard Ellis. Laid-in is a Christmas card from publisher C. H. Wilhelm. View more info

Image for ...<b>The Old-Fashioned Garden and Other Verses.</b>

...The Old-Fashioned Garden and Other Verses.

By: Hayes, John Russell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, John C. Winston & CO.: 1895.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002937


Green linen cloth covered boards. Stamped gilt spine titles. Top edge gilt, others deckled. Clean text on laid-paper. Previous owner's name on front free endpage. 6 7/8 inches tall, 101 pages. Bindings tight and square, clean text. Minimal handling wear. View more info

Image for …<b>The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans.</b>

The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans.

By: Hemans, Mrs. Felicia; Edited with a Critical Memoir by William Michael Rossetti.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London:, E. Moxon, Son, & Company,: [n.d. c1880]

Seller ID: 005569


Green decorated cloth boards. All edges gilt. Bindings square and tight; though front hinge starting. Minimal shelf handling. Illustrated with a few plates, chapter headers. Text clean; Mild toning, Previous owner’s name on front free endpage. 7.25 inches tall. 595 pages with publisher advertisements. View more info

Image for <b>The World and its People or a Comprehensive Tour of All Lands  7 volumes  </b>

The World and its People or a Comprehensive Tour of All Lands 7 volumes

By: Horne, Charles F.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Ira R. Hiller: 1934

Seller ID: 010325

Condition: Very Good


This handsomely bound set also includes contributions from Clark Wissler, Thomas F. Crane, Ellsworth Huntington, Stephen S. Visher, George McBride, William M. Davis and others. Subjects covered include: Ancient World and Ancient Lands Medieval World and Southern Europe Canada Central and South America The Poles Modern Civilization and Northern Europe Eastern Europe and Western Asia The Far East and Savage Lands The United States of America. These books show very well with a modest amount of age/wear, concentrated at the extremities. The gilt lettering and embellishments ar... View more info

Image for ...<b>Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Teachers. 4 Issues. Mary Baker Eddy; Erasmus; Hypathia; King Alfred.</b>

...Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Teachers. 4 Issues. Mary Baker Eddy; Erasmus; Hypathia; King Alfred.

By: Hubbard. Elbert.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: East Aurora, New York:, Roycrofters,: 1908.

Seller ID: 004055


All in stiff paper boards with extended edges. Moderate handling, bindings firm, Text has toned. Beautiful Arts and Crafts style decorations with decorated first letters designs. View more info

Image for <b>Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley     </b> Hand-colored Steel Engraving

Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley Hand-colored Steel Engraving

By: Hunt, S. V. (Samuel Valentine), - Artist

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co: 1872

Seller ID: 009544

Condition: Very Good


Mirror Lake, Yosemite Valley - Hand-colored Steel Engraving by S.V. Hunt after painting by Harry Fenn. Copyright by D. Appleton & Co. Illus. in: Picturesque America / William Cullen Bryant. N.Y. :[c1872-], v. 1. Print on Paper Handcolored; 32 cm. by 23.7 cm. / 12.625 in by 9.25 in. This is a print not taken from a book. Showing: Lake with reflection of trees and mountains which surround it. Two men in canoe chase swimming deer; one man fires rifle at deer as it flees.Subjects: Yosemite Valley (Calif.)--1870-1880. Lakes & ponds--California--Yosemite Valley--1870-1880. Mountain... View more info

Image for <b>  Rod-Fishing for Salmon on the Wye with fly, minnow, prawn, etc.</b><BR>[Fly Fishing]

Rod-Fishing for Salmon on the Wye with fly, minnow, prawn, etc.
[Fly Fishing]

By: Hutton, J. Arthur ; Introductory note by R. B. Marston.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, The Fishing Gazette: 1920

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010505

Condition: Very Good


Rod-Fishing for Salmon on the Wye with fly, minnow, prawn, etc. First edition. Contemporary quarter leather, paper-covered boards. 16mo; 16.5 cm; 6.5 inches tall; xii, 156 pages with 4 pp of adverts; with half-title, 4 folding plates in a pocket at rear, frontispiece, illustrations. ----------- Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear corners a bit worn with some loss. a few stray marks and stains, a bit over-opened, tiny bookplate to front pastedown, booksellers ticket to rear pastedown, non-authorial inscription to front free endpaper. View more info

Image for <b>Cruise of the Revenue-Steamer Corwin in Alaska and the N. W. Arctic Ocean in 1881. Notes and Memoranda: Medical and Anthropological; Botanical; Ornithological  </b><br> Alaska; Polar Exploration; Natural History]

Cruise of the Revenue-Steamer Corwin in Alaska and the N. W. Arctic Ocean in 1881. Notes and Memoranda: Medical and Anthropological; Botanical; Ornithological
Alaska; Polar Exploration; Natural History]

By: I.C. Rosse; John Muir; E.W. Nelson; T.H. Bean

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1883

Seller ID: 010485

Condition: Very Good


Report on the anthropological and natural history work accomplished on the cruise of the Corwin in the northwest Arctic Ocean in 1881. From June to October, the Corwin searched the waters north and west of Bering Strait for the Jeannette and two missing whaling vessels. On her voyage, the Corwin visited St. Lawrence Island and Plover Bay (Chukotsk Peninsula), Herald and Wrangel Islands, Point Barrow, and Unalaska Island. The present report includes medical and anthropological notes by I.C. Rosse, botanical notes on Alaska (listing 192 species) by John Muir, notes on birds of Be... View more info

Image for ...<b>Brand:  A Dramatic Poem.</b>

...Brand: A Dramatic Poem.

By: Ibsen, Hendrik. Translate into English verse in the original meters: F. Edmund Garrett

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London,, T. Fisher Unwin,: 1894.

Edition: Limited Edition.

Seller ID: 004919


Limited edition no. 28 of 250 copies on hand-made paper. 382,(2)pp 8 inches tall. Vellum spine to smooth leather boards. Four raised bands with paste on leather spine title. Leather partially lacking - restored without lettering. External wear to boards. Upper spine band restored. Textblock deckled. Text clean though toned. Bindings very tight. Tissue-guarded frontispiece of Norwegian Fiord. View more info

Image for <b>Peer Gynt  </b><br> [Arthur Rackham]

Peer Gynt
[Arthur Rackham]

By: Ibsen, Henrik

Price: $295.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co: 1936

Seller ID: 001538

Condition: Very Good


First (British) Printing of this Edition. Illustrated with 12 coloured plates with titled tissue-guards and 38 line drawings by Arthur Rackham.--------From the translation of R. Farquharson Sharp his translation is an improvement over former ones because he refused the temptation of retaining the rhymed verse of the original. He has instead chosen unrhymed verse in Ibsen's original meter in an attempt to capture the literal meaning. Publisher's gilt-pictorial burnt-orange cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and emblem on front with gilt spine titles; brown and white illu... View more info

Image for <b>History of New York (Dietrich Knickerbocker's)</b>

History of New York (Dietrich Knickerbocker's)

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York:, The Heritage Press,: 1940.

Seller ID: 000691


Golden cloth covered boards titles in gilt in blue box, edges stained blue in slipcase. Book has not been opened or read. Slipcase has usual fading and some wear to edges. View more info

Image for <b>Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada  </b><br>[Spain]

Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada
[Spain]

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, G. P. Putnam's Sons / The Riverside Press: 1893

Edition: Author's Revised Edition.

Seller ID: 010165

Condition: Very Good


Author's Revised Edition. The “Agapida” edition, a lavish production. White cloth, gilt-extra, and additionally decorated in green and pink, titles in gilt on spine embellished with a Moorish-inspired design by Alice Cordelia Morse, boards beveled, Top Edge Gilt, decorative endpapers, in the publisher’s cloth dust-wrappers with gilt spine titling. Both volumes with frontispieces and with 30 photogravures of Granada by Mr. Richard H. Lawrence and others, each with lettered tissue guards, printed throughout with red and green page borders with a repeating floral design. Jackets... View more info

Image for <b> The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent </b>[Arthur Rackham]

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent [Arthur Rackham]

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons at the Knickerbocker Press: 1895

Seller ID: 010163

Condition: Near Fine


A fine example of late 19th-century trade bookmaking. Van Tassel Edition. Two volumes. 8vo; xix, 294 pp.; viii, 315 pp. Both volumes with frontispieces and numerous inserted full-plates with captioned tissue guards; additionally each text page features color floral/botanical/holly-and- mistletoe borders. Four of the plates by Rackham, his 5th book.; additional Illustrations by Joseph Jefferson, Arthur Rackham, and Julian Rix. - Blue cloth with titles in gilt-and- white lozenge on upper boards, extravagant gilt decoration on upper boards and spines, beveled boards, top edge gilt; in burg... View more info

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The Ambassadors

By: James, Henry

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press: 1963

Seller ID: 009269

Condition: Fine


The Ambassadors, which Henry James considered his best work, is the most exquisite refinement of his favorite theme: the collision of American innocence with European experience.No Flaws or Blemishes to unread book. With collectors notes. Slipcase has light shelf handling. View more info