Books published during the 19th century as well as some significant reprints.
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Image for <b>History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Spain in the Sixteenth Century.  </b><br> [16th Century Spain]

History of the Progress and Suppression of the Reformation in Spain in the Sixteenth Century.
[16th Century Spain]

By: M'Crie, Thomas

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, William Blackwood & T. Cadell.: 1829.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008488

Condition: Near Fine


The work features the history of the Protestant Reformation in Spain and is the sequel to a similar work written about the Reformation in Italy.Spain had a different political and cultural milieu from its Western and Central European neighbors in several aspects during the early 16th century, and these unique aspects affected the mentality and the reaction of the nation towards the Protestant Reformation... As early as 1521, the Pope had written a letter to the Spanish monarchy warning against allowing the unrest in Northern Europe to be repeated in Spain. (wiki)Thomas M'Crie (No... View more info

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Love's Rosary. A Garland of Verses from the Garden of the Poet's Heart.

By: Madison Harvey [editor]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago:, Reilly & Britton Co.,: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005640


Burnt red cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and blind-stamped decoration. Moderate handling wear. Corners and spine tips rubbed. Text-block firm, hinges starting. Interior clean and bright. Each page is decorated with a color flower border in a repeating pattern. View more info

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Recollections of a Zouave Before Sebastopol

By: Maynard, Felix (editor) Translated by Mrs. Harrison Robinson

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Hayes & Zell: 1856

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011171

Condition: Good


Personal memoir recounts the experience of a Zouave trumpeter in the Crimean War. In addition to descriptions of camp-life and combat, the narrative includes short discussions of Florence Nightingale and the Sisters of Charity, as well as more information about medical services and hospitals in general. First American Edition. 12mo; 7.125 inches; 300 pages plus a four-page advertising catalog in rear dated July 1, 1856. Publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, Spine Titles and front decoration of soldier in gilt. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning; foxing ... View more info

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The Cruise of the Montauk to Bermuda, The West Indies and Florida

By: McQuade, James

Price: $245.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas R. Knox & CO.: 1885

Seller ID: 011035

Condition: Very Good


The Montauk's cruise was from New York to the Caribbean, which set sail February 21, 1884 and returned May 3, 1884 stopping at Bermuda, St. Kitt's, St. Pierre, Martinique, Trinidad, Curacao, Jamaica, Cuba, Havana and Florida. An interesting amount of sheet music and poetry add to the narrative. Gives very detailed descriptions of social conditions with notes on slavery and the natives in the places visited. The author was an accomplished stylist including ironic humor, puns and amusing turns of phrase in his narration. Publisher's dark brown cloth with titles stamped in g... View more info

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Michel De Montaigne Twenty-Nine Essays

By: Michel De Montaigne; Selected and Introduced by Mortimer J. Alder ; Translation of Donald M. Frame

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1982

Seller ID: 010567

Condition: Fine


Dark Brown Leather Spine to decorated brown faux leather; raised spine bands decorated and titles in gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Minimal handling wear. Gift Quality. Illustrated by Carol Wald View more info

Image for …<b>The Bibelot. <br>A Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers chosen in part from scarce editions and sources not generally known. Volume 1.</b>

The Bibelot.
A Reprint of Poetry and Prose for Book Lovers chosen in part from scarce editions and sources not generally known. Volume 1.

By: Mosher, Thomas B. - Compilier

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York:, W. H. Wise & Co. 1895. Originally Published by Thomas B. Mosher, Portland Maine.: 1895.

Edition: Testimonial Edition

Seller ID: 005562


Blue cloth boards with paste-on spine label. No flaws. In original dust wrapper. Somewhat worn on edges. 6 inches tall. 400 pages. Testimonial edition on of 4500 copies sold by subscription only. From a 21 volume set.The Bibelot was a yearly literary anthology published by Thomas Bird Mosher between 1895 and 1914. The Bibelot featured the lesser known works of writers such as Algernon Charles Swinburne, William Morris, Arthur Symons, D. G. Rossetti, Austin Dobson, J. A. Symonds, Robert Louis Stevenson, Oscar Wilde, and Fiona MacLeod. A limited edition, 21 volume "Testimonial Edition" was pr... View more info

Image for <b>The Harp of Renfrewshire :<BR> a Collection of Songs and Other Poetical Pieces (Many of Which Are Original); Accompanied with Notes, Explanatory, Critical, and Biographical, and a Short Essay on the Poets of Renfrewshire.  </b><br>[Scotland; Ballads]

The Harp of Renfrewshire :
a Collection of Songs and Other Poetical Pieces (Many of Which Are Original); Accompanied with Notes, Explanatory, Critical, and Biographical, and a Short Essay on the Poets of Renfrewshire.

[Scotland; Ballads]

By: Motherwell, William (1797-1835)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Paisley:, Alex. Gardner,: 1873.

Seller ID: 006177


A collection of Scottish songs, local ballads, and poetry by poet and journalist Robert Motherwell. Polished brown cloth over boards with paste-on spine title. Spine title darkened. Bindings very tight and Square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Bumped lower corners.8vo; 8 inches tall. vii, 494 pp plus xxxiv, notes and index, and viii list of subscribers. View more info

Image for <b>Nimrod's Hunting Tours; Interspersed with characteristic anecdotes, sayings, and doings of sporting men, including notices of the principal crack riders of England, to which are added Nimrod's letters on riding to hounds, with analytical contents and general index of names.  </b><br> [English Country Life]

Nimrod's Hunting Tours; Interspersed with characteristic anecdotes, sayings, and doings of sporting men, including notices of the principal crack riders of England, to which are added Nimrod's letters on riding to hounds, with analytical contents and general index of names.
[English Country Life]

By: Nimrod [Apperley, Charles J.]

Price: $180.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head Limited,: 1926

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: 009673

Condition: Very Good


The author contributed to The Sporting Magazine, eventually his stories would be published in book form depicting themes related to foxhunting & horses. First Edition, Thus. A New Edition with an Introduction by W. Shaw Sparrow and Twenty-Four Illustrations in Colour and Half-tone after Ben Marshall, Henry Alken, Wolstenholme, R. B. Davis. Wm. Webb, H. D. Chalon, James Ward, R.A., etc. [First Published in 1838] 4to; 25.5cm.; 10.25 inches tall; v-xx, 294 pages with index of principle names; 1 page of publisher adverts. color frontispiece, plates (some color) folded map. View more info

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Historical Characters of The Reign of Queen Anne

By: Oliphant, Mrs. M. O. W.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York:, The Century Company,: 1894.

Seller ID: 008279


Margaret Oliphant Wilson Oliphant was a Scottish novelist and historical writer, who usually wrote as Mrs. Oliphant. Her fictional works encompass "domestic realism, the historical novel and tales of the supernatural". This work is biographical and historical.Includes chapters on Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Joseph Addison as well as Queen Anne.Red cloth covered boards with intricate stamped gilt designs on front, rear and spine. The spine has mild sun-fading. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Illustrated with 33 plates including... View more info

Image for <b> Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal: Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions, in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51 </b>

Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal: Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions, in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51

By: Osborn, Sherard (1822-1875).

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans: 1852

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009497

Condition: Very Good


One of the important Franklin search expedition and dedicated to Lady Franklin. Osborn was a commander on Horatio Austin's Franklin Search Expedition in command of the Pioneer. He includes an account of the expedition and over-wintering at Lancaster Sound. The voyage was by way of Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound, Barrow Strait, then the wintering at Griffith Island, and return. The expedition proved that Franklin's ships had not been lost in Baffin's Bay. Much of the success of the voyage was due to the steam tenders, which, opened new prospects for Arctic navigation. Include... View more info

Image for <b>Journals of the First, Second and Third Voyages for the Discovery of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. [And:] Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole  </b>

Journals of the First, Second and Third Voyages for the Discovery of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. [And:] Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole

By: Parry, William Edward (1790-1855)

Price: $945.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1828

Edition: First collected edition. [1828 - 1829].

Seller ID: 009525

Condition: Very Good


Parry’s famous voyages in search of the Northwest passage – which he did not locate – issued pocket-size together with an added second edition of the narrative of Parry’s attempt to reach the North Pole issued as volume 6.Rear Admiral Sir William Edward Parry, RN, FRS (1790 – 1855) was an English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer. His 1819 voyage through the Parry Channel was probably the most successful in the long quest for the Northwest Passage. In 1827 he attempted one of the earliest expeditions to the North Pole. He reached 82°45? North latitude, setting the recor... View more info

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Selected Poetry & Prose of Edgar Allan Poe

By: Poe, Edgar Allan ; Edited with an Introduction by T. O. Mabbott

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, Modern Library / Random House,: 1953.

Seller ID: 008063

Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket.


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket price-clipped is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve and lists 388 titles on the rear, has light edge wear with older clear tape reinforcement on inside, some hand soiling. Kent endpages. Toledano #8 binding '39 - '63. Jacket style I. pre-1963. View more info

Image for <b> History of the Conquest of Mexico. with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortez. </b>

History of the Conquest of Mexico. with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortez.

By: Prescott, William H.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, J. B. Lippincott,: 1882.

Edition: New and Revised Edition, with the Author's Latest Corrections and Additions.

Seller ID: 008298


William Hickling Prescott was an American historian, who is widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first American scientific historian. Prescott became one of the most eminent historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his eidetic memory. 3 Volumes, complete. Edited by John Foster Kirk. Polished leather with gilt spine titles; all edges gilt; each with a tissue-guarded frontispiece. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear, spine light sun-fading. Some wear to edges of leather. Volume 3 has a bit more wear wit... View more info

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The Clositer and The Hearth
[Modern Library #62.]

By: Reade, Charles

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York:, The Modern Library / Random House,: 1956.

Seller ID: 008153


The Cloister and the Hearth (1861) is an historical novel by the English author Charles Reade. Set in the 15th century, it relates the story revolving about the travels of a young scribe and illuminator, Gerard Eliassoen, through several European countries. The Cloister and the Hearth often describes the events, people and their practices in minute detail. Its main theme is the struggle between man's obligations to family and to Church. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Modest handling wear. Dust Jacket price-clipped is in a new clear protective Myla... View more info

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Peg Woffington

By: Reade, Charles.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston:, Ticknor and Fields,: 1855

Edition: First American Edition with no Advets. in rear.

Seller ID: 000790


Contemporary half morocco over marbled boards; rubbed corners with breaks light to spine edges and tips; Bindings very tight with fine hinges, foxing scattered to toned pages heavier to fist and last pages; some spots top text block near spine.Based on the comedic and dramatic actress Margaret " Peg " Woffington ( 1714 - 1769 ) the English actress who played Polly Peachum in The Beggar's Opera at age 10, played Ophelia, etc. and her life.The book written after the success of Charles Reade's play " Masks and Faces ", about the life of Peg Woffington. Written by Dramatist and autho... View more info

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An Old Sweetheart of Mine.

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana:, The Bowen-Merrill Company,: 1902.

Seller ID: 000335


Maroon ribbed cloth covered boards; stamped spine titles and decorations; Front covers stamped titles in gilt, decorations and pasted-down portrait by Christy. 19 illustration in two color. All pages decorated by Virginia Keep. Book edges have light wear more so to corners. Signatures loosened but no detachment; A handsome example of Victorian verse and book decorating. Press of Braunworth & Company, Bookbinders and Printers, Brooklyn, New York. View more info

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Afterwhiles.

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Indianapolis:, Bowen-Merrill Co.,: 1891.

Edition: Later Issue.

Seller ID: 001041


Titles stamped in gilt. Bindings square and tight, Text clean with even toning.Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Previous owner's name on first blank page. Light shelf wear. 7 1/2 inches tall. 160 pages. View more info

Image for <b>The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles V. With A View Of The Progress Of Society In Europe, From The Subversion Of The Roman Empire, To The Beginning Of The Sixteenth Century   </b>

The History Of The Reign Of The Emperor Charles V. With A View Of The Progress Of Society In Europe, From The Subversion Of The Roman Empire, To The Beginning Of The Sixteenth Century

By: Robertson, William, D.D.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper and Brothers,: 1833

Seller ID: 007624


This History is taken from the second part of his Works and is complete in itself. The binding calls this volume 2 but this is not so indicated on the title page which does indicate that this is complete. Charles V (1500 – 1558) was the ruler of both the Spanish Empire from 1516 and the Holy Roman Empire from 1519, as well as of Habsburg Netherlands from 1506.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning occasional spotting. Moderate handling wear. Full leather binding, three raised bands. Spine titles in gilt on red and black with Copperplate Engravings. The cop... View more info

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The Parting at the Burnside.

By: Rouse, Lydia L

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, American Baptist Publication Society.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005615


Red-brown cloth covered boards. Stamped gilt titles decoration in black. Color title page & customary title page. Minimal handling wear. Bindings square and very firm. Text clean, no ownership markings. Light foxing associated with plates. The author wrote late 19th century religious and moral tales some for the juvenile audience. This title was not located on OCLC or elsewhere. This is surprising as this book is well made. The story is a “romance” with heavy moral and religious undertones. View more info

Image for <b>A Narrative of the Expedition to Algiers in the Year 1816, Under the Command of the Right Hon. Admiral Lord Viscount Exmouth.  </b><br> British Empire]

A Narrative of the Expedition to Algiers in the Year 1816, Under the Command of the Right Hon. Admiral Lord Viscount Exmouth.
British Empire]

By: Salame, Abraham

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1819

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010783

Condition: Very Good


In 1816 Lord Exmouth led a successful expedition to free 1000 Christian slaves from Algiers. The author was an interpreter in His Britannic Majesty's Service for the Oriental Languages, who accompanied his Lordship for the subsequent negotiations with the Dey of Algiers. While first appearing to be a success, Exmouth was soon forced to return, and the bombardment of Algiers commenced. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo. [10], cxli, [3], 230, [2] pp. + frontis, 2 folding plates (one hand-colored of costume), and 1 folding map. Early 20th c. half-calf over cloth. Early ink signature to b... View more info