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Songs of the Old South

By: Weeden, [Maria] Howard

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Nerw York, Doubleday, Page & Company: 1900

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009518

Condition: Very Good


Maria Howard Weened (1847-1905), who never used her first name, was a frail spinster in Huntsville, Alabama. She helped support her war-impoverished family by the sale of her delicate watercolor paintings and her poems, a number of which were set to music. Her favorite subjects were African-Americans, and, despite the unfortunate dialect of most of her verses, her images and writings are always affectionate and respectful. Joel Chandler Harris was highly enthusi... View more info

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Hitherto: A Story of Yesterdays

By: Whitney, A. D. T. Mrs. [Adeline Dutton Train]

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boston, Loring, Publisher: 1869

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 002544

Condition: Good


First Edition. Green cloth covered boards with stamped gilt spine titles. Bindings strong and square. Text clean and only a hint of toning. Previous owner's name on front free endpage. Endpages have darkened. Shelf wear to corners and spine tips, some wear to boards. 8 inches tall. 473 pages View more info

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Young Lucretia and other Stories

By: Wilkins [Freeman], Mary E.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1892

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010336

Condition: Near Fine


First Edition, First Printing. Original green cloth with titles in stamped gilt and decorations in silver. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Period inscription on front free endpage. 12mo; 7.5 inches tall; 258 pages with 4 pages of publisher's adverts. Illustrated by A.E. Sterner and others with 11 plates. The book contains 13 sentimental stories. [Ref: BAL 6329] The author's writings deal mostly with New England li... View more info

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...The Wreck of the Maid of Athens Being The Journal Of Emily Woolridge 1869 -1870.

By: Wooldridge, Emily; Foreword by Laurence Irving.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York:, The Macmillan Company,: 1953.

Edition: American Edition - Stated First Printing.

Seller ID: 003837


The journal of the wife of a captain of a ship that caught fire and was wrecked in a storm in the harsh conditions off the Island of Isla de la Estados ( Staten Island ) in Argentina off the coast of Tierra el Fuego. The journal was written from her death-bed. Black cloth covered boards with silver colored inset and picture of Emily on front upper corner and silver lettering on spine 8 3/8 inches tall. 141 pages. Minimal handling wear, lacking the dust jacket. View more info

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Wordsworth: Poems

By: Wordsworth, William

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York and London:, Everyman's Library,: 1995

Edition: (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

Seller ID: 008477

ISBN: 067944369X

Condition: 16mo; 6.5 inches tall.


Collected in this volume, are Wordsworth’s finest works, some of the most beautiful poems ever written: from the famous lyrical ballads, including “The Tables Turned” and “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey,” to the sonnets and narrative poems, to excerpts from his magnum opus, The Preludes> No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. View more info

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Doctor Pascal

By: Zola, Emile

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York:, Cassell Publishing Company,: 1893.

Edition: First American edition, translated by Mary J. [Jane] Serrano (precedes the 1894 Vizetelly translation)

Seller ID: 002487


Émile Édouard Charles Antoine Zola (1840 –1902) was a French writer, the most important exemplar of the literary school of naturalism and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902.Pascal is furthermore essentially a story about science versus faith. The novel begins in 1872, after the fall of the Second Empire and the end of the reign of Emperor ... View more info

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Our Gold Mine at Hollyhurst: 'Duke' (The Story of a Noble Dog): A Prize Story of Massachusetts.

By: [Author unaccredited]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston:, American Humane Society,: 1883.

Seller ID: 004268


(Gold Mine Series No. 1, Sequel to "Black Beauty".) Olive green pebbled cloth covered boards with stamped gilt title on front. [no spine title]. Blind-stamped patterned decorations. Bindings square and tight. Text clean, mild even toning.Light wear to spine tips and corners.154 pages plus 12 pages of essay advert from humane society. View more info

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The Tootle Bird and the Brontos.

By: [Author unaccredited] [Raiker, Alice]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Buffalo:, Berger Publishing Company,: 1907

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 004789


The story in verse retells the adventures of 2 pre-historic men and their 1000 year old guide, the Tootle Bird. Bound in gray cloth with lettering and bright color illustration to the front cover. The book shows moderate external wear, with transparent taping to the spine. (neatly done) The binding is sound. The front flyleaf has an old gift inscription in pencil and a small white sticker in the upper right corner. The pages are clean and without markings. View more info

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The Perilous Adventures of Quintin Harewood and His Brother Brian: in Asia, Africa, and America

By: [Author Unknown] [Old Humphrey - George Mogridge]

Price: $245.00

Publisher: Boston, C.S. Francis & Co.: 1847

Seller ID: 009662

Condition: Very Good


George Mogridge ("Old Humphrey") (1787 - 1854) was a prolific 19th century writer, poet and author of children's books and religious tracts. He is chiefly known by his pseudonym of 'Old Humphrey', under which name he published 46 works, but also used the pen-names 'Jeremy Jaunt', 'Ephraim Holding', 'Peter Parley' and 'Old Father Thames'. He wrote approximately 200 published works, many of which are still in publication today, and at the time of his death it was estim... View more info

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The Monthly Chronicle of North-Country Lore and Legend - 1887-1891,
5 Volume Set [Complete]

By: [England] Newcastle Weekly Chronicle Contributors

Price: $475.00

Publisher: London:, Walter Scott Newcastle-On-Tyne,: 1887-1891

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005565


Publisher’s brown cloth with three color decorations on spine and front. All text blocks firm and square. Bindings very good, some minor starting of a few hinges. 1889 volume has 1888 stamped on lower spine. Text clean, some light toning and an occasional finger spot. Some ownership marks in preliminaries. Light wear to spine tips and corners, minimal refurbishing. Includes "The jubilee chronicle of the Newcastle exhibition, being a reprint of the Newcastl... View more info

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Voyage pittoresque en Hollande et en Belgique.

By: [Holland, Belgium] Texier, Edmond

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Paris:, Morizot, Libraire-Editeur,: 1857.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 005843

Condition: Good


Text is in French. This attractive antique volume is bound in dark brown cloth, with elaborate gilt ornamentation to covers that includes the royal coats of arms of the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as a small profile portrait of Emperor Charles V. The tissue-guarded plates are bright, offering richly detailed views of major Dutch and Belgian cities and landmarks. Containing views of Amsterdam (3x), Antwerp (2x), Breda, Bruges, Brussels, Dordrech... View more info

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The Comic History of Rome [Illustrations by John Leech]

By: [Leech, John] a Beckett, Gilbert Albert

Price: $345.00

Publisher: London:, Bradbury, Evans, and CO.,: [no date c1852]

Seller ID: 008258


Irreverent recounting of British and Roman histories with illustrations. The style of writing was uncommon this early in the 19th century.the Preface states, "to blend amusement with instruction by serving up, in as palatable a shape as [the author] could, the facts of English [and, later, Roman] history." Writer Becket worked with illustrator Leech on the staff of the poplar and influential humor magazine Punch.Green pebbled cloth covered... View more info

Image for ...<b>  Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness. </b><br>

... Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness.

By: [Margaret Armstrong-designed binding] Van Dyke, Henry,

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New York:, Charles Scribner's Sons,: 1917.<br>

Edition: Later edition. <br>

Seller ID: 007373


Margaret Armstrong was among a number of important woman cover designers, beginning her work in the late 1880s. She began her career at A.C. McClurg and then went on to other publishers, primarily Scribner’s, for whom she designed half of her total output of about 270 books. She also specialized in designing many of the works of a few authors including Myrtle Reed, Henry Van Dyke, Paul Bourget, and Paul Laurence Dunbar.Top edge gilt. Tissue-Guarded color frontis... View more info

Image for <b> The Queen Returning from The House of Lords</b><br>[Color Aquatint]

The Queen Returning from The House of Lords
[Color Aquatint]

By: [no author]

Price: $145.00

Publisher: London:, Published: R. Bowyer,: 1821.

Seller ID: 008210


Color Aquatint. Total size: 16.5 by 13 inches; print is 14.25 by 12 inches. Artist: Matthew Dubourg (Active 1786-1838). Also Known as” M. Du Bourg; M. Dubourg. Published: R. Bowyer, 74 Pall Mall, London, 1 October 1821. Proof Impression. Mild age-toning as would be expected. Two very minor chips to border, one upper right, the other lower left. Lettering below image: [center] Pub. D by R. Bowyer, 74 Pall all. London. I Oct.r 1... View more info

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The City of Los Angeles, California.
Wood engraving

By: [No Author] [Artist: Charles Graham]

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Harper's Weekly: 1890

Seller ID: 009547

Condition: Very Good


Wood engraving, 1890. Hand colored. Overall image size 13 3/4 x 19 1/4" (350 x 500 mm). Text from Harper's on reverse side Matted: 27 by 23 inches. Published in Harper's Weekly, October 18, 1890. 11 different view of Los Angeles: The City of Los Angeles, California. 1. Lawn on Figueroa Street, 2. The Crocker Mansion, 3. Typical House, 4. Smothered in Roses, 5. The Plaza and the Mission Church, 6. Palms on San Pedro Street, 7. Vie... View more info

Image for <b>San Rafael And The Golden Gate  </b>. [Hand Colored Print of the mid-19th century]

San Rafael And The Golden Gate . [Hand Colored Print of the mid-19th century]

By: [No Author] [Artist: Charles Graham]

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Harper's Weekly: 1889

Seller ID: 009548

Condition: Very Good


From Harper's Weekly Vol. XXXIII, No. 1675. Hand Colored Print of the mid-19th century; by Charles Graham. 13 3/4" x 9 1/4". Matted: 16 by 21 inches. Depicts: San Rafael & The Golden Gate; Point Reyes; Coastal View; Grand Avenue; Coleman Tract; Old Palms at San Diego; Hall McAllister's Home; View from St Rafael Hotel & Large House.Very Good with expected age-toning. View more info

Image for <b>Native Californians Lassoing a Bear </b>[Print on Paper - Hand-colored]

Native Californians Lassoing a Bear [Print on Paper - Hand-colored]

By: [No Author] [Illustrator: Darley, Felix Octavius Carr}

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co: 1873

Seller ID: 009545

Condition: Very Good


Print on Paper - Hand-colored. Three men on horses, two carrying rifles, attempt to rope a grizzly bear. -------- Published for "Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In." Edited by William Cullen Bryant. Published 1872-1874. No flaws to note; paper light age-toning as expected. ------- Printed title (LC). Printed (LL): F.O.C. Darley, Fecit.; (LC, above title): Entered... 1873 by D. Appleton & Co... Washington; (LR): Francis Holl, Sculp.; (LC, below title): New York ... View more info

Image for <B>A Description of the Strata Which Occur in Ascending from the Plains of Kincardineshire to the Summit of Mount Battoc, One of the Most Elevated Points in the Eastern District of the Grampian Mountains.</b><br>

A Description of the Strata Which Occur in Ascending from the Plains of Kincardineshire to the Summit of Mount Battoc, One of the Most Elevated Points in the Eastern District of the Grampian Mountains.

By: [Scotland] Ninian, Imrie.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Edinburgh:, Royal Society of Edinburgh,: 1806

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001186


This was the first commissioned report by the society. “The object of Col Imrie is to describe the appearances which he discovered in ascending along the bed of the river and this he seems to have done with great minuteness The most remarkable circumstances brought to view in the cleft through which the Esk flows are the gradual elevation of the sandstone from the horizontal to the vertical position and the manner in which the strata are intersected by whinstone.” [G... View more info

Image for ...<b> The Pursuit of the House-Boat being some further accounts of the divers doings of the associated shades under the leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq. </b><br>

... The Pursuit of the House-Boat being some further accounts of the divers doings of the associated shades under the leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq.

By: [Sherlock Holmes] Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers,: 1898.<br>

Edition: Early printing of the First Edition.<br>

Seller ID: 005964

Condition: 12mo; 6.75 inches tall. <i-ii,<i>-<x>. <1>-204. 4 pp. advert. <br>


Early printing as the 1st edition was 1897. An important early American parody of Sherlock Holmes parodies and the first printed in the USA. The author dedicated the book to A. Conan Doyle. Tan cloth covered boards, titles stamped in black and gilt. Four color pictorial front decoration. Bindings firm. Text clean; lightly toned. Book pate and interesting period gift inscription. Light shelf handling. Spine darkened, some minor soil to front and rear boards. ... View more info

Image for <b>Rebecca and Rowena. A Romance upon Romance  </b>

Rebecca and Rowena. A Romance upon Romance

By: [Thackeray, William Makepeace] written as Mr. M. A. Titmarsh

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London:, Chapman and Hall,: 1850.

Edition: Illustrations by Richard Doyle.

Seller ID: 008955


Written as a continuation of Scott's Ivanhoe; a comic or burlesque, in which the hero, who in the original novel marries the Saxon Rowena rather than the beautiful Jewess Rebecca. [Trollope, 262] This is one of the six ‘Christmas Books’. Period black half morocco and textured cloth; all edges gilt. Marbled endpages with armorial bookplate on first blank page and same owner’s name on front paste-down. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even t... View more info