Books published during the 19th century as well as some significant reprints.
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Image for Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Hispaniola, or St. Domingo.

Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Hispaniola, or St. Domingo.

By: N/A

Price: $225.00

Publisher: 0

Seller ID: 010803

Condition: Very Good


Fielding Lucas, Jr. Philadelphia: Published by Carey & Lea. c.1822. 16 1/2 x 20 1/2" (420 x 518 mm) including text, plus margins. Hand-colored A fine map from Carey and Lea's "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas." The text describes the boundaries, climate, rivers, chief towns, civil divisions and population. The map was drawn by F. Lucas Jr. and engraved by Young & Delleker. A nice, bright impression with typical age toning. the best atlas of nineteenth century America. With the French part of the island, to the west, shown in pink and... View more info

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Etching by R. Farren- Cambridge, c1840 - Corpus Christi College the Old Court

By: N/A

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, David Bogue: 1840

Seller ID: 010651

Condition: Very Good


A finely engraved and attractive 19th-century view of Corpus Christi College the Old Court, Cambridge, England which appeared in Le Keux's Memorials of Cambridge (London: Tilt & Bogue, 1841/42) Antique steel engraved print. Engraved by J. Le Keux; Drawn by F. R. Farrren Matted 10 by 8 inches. Engraving 6 by 4.75 inches on larger sheet. Provenance: "Memorials of Cambridge"; Engraved by J. Le Keux, by Thomas Wright; Published by David Bogue, London. Robert B. Farren 1832-1912 "The figurative painter and engraver, Robert Farren, was born on 5 March 1832 in Cambridge. His... View more info

Image for <b>The Dreamers: a Club ; Being a More or Less Faithful Account of the Literary Exercises of the First Regular Meeting of that Organization   </b><br>[Sherlock Holmes]

The Dreamers: a Club ; Being a More or Less Faithful Account of the Literary Exercises of the First Regular Meeting of that Organization
[Sherlock Holmes]

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers,: 1899

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008404


12 parodies of popular contemporary authors including "The Mystery of Pinkham's Diamond Stud," a pastiche of Sherlock Holmes. [Bleiler, 39]Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Spine a bit darkened. [1-2] [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii-x] 1-246 [247-249] [250: blank] [251-252: ads]. Bal 741; Bleiler 29; de Wall 5809 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>[Sherlock Holmes]

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.
[Sherlock Holmes]

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers,: 1897.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008403


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. Light shelf handling. Spine darkened. some minor soil to front and rear boards. 12mo; 6.75 inches tall. vii, 204 + [4] pp. publisher’s adverts. View more info

Image for <b>The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History  </b><br>[19th Century Travel Guide]

The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History
[19th Century Travel Guide]

By: Brodhead, Luke Wills

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Philadelphia: , Sherman & Co., Printers,: 1870.

Edition: 2nd edition. [first 1867]

Seller ID: 009265

Condition: Very Good, minus


19th century travel guide penned by a manager of the Kittatinny House resort hotel, during it's heyday. It was under L.W. Brodhead's care that the resort expanded to accommodate 250 guests from the original 25. At the time of publishing, there were about a half dozen resort hotels to which the affluent from New York and Philadelphia could retreat for the season. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Corners rubbed. View more info

Image for <b>Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc.<br> Collected by David Herd, Reprinted from the Edition of 1776, with an Appendix, Containing the pieces Substituted in the Edition of 1791 For Omissions from that of 1776.  </b>[Scotland]

Ancient and Modern Scottish Songs, Heroic Ballads, Etc.
Collected by David Herd, Reprinted from the Edition of 1776, with an Appendix, Containing the pieces Substituted in the Edition of 1791 For Omissions from that of 1776.
[Scotland]

By: Herd, David [Editor]

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Glasgow: 1869., Kerr & Richardson,: 1869.

Edition: Two Volumes – Complete.

Seller ID: 006178


David Herd (1732–10 June 1810) was a noted Scottish anthologist of songs and ballads. [wiki]Patterned cloth over boards. Wear along all spine joints, with some loss volume 1. Moderate edgewear with some sunning. Bookseller label to front endpages. Bindings sound. Text clean, minor toning. ix, 312 pages; 283 pages; plus 74-page appendix. View more info

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Habit and Instinct [Evolution]

By: Morgan, C. Llyod

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London:, Morgan, C. Llyod,: 1896.<br>

Edition: First Edition – First Printing.<br>

Seller ID: 006696


Lloyd Morgan (1852-1936) "was a pioneer of animal psychology and an outstanding contributor to the evolutionary understanding of animal behavior.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Printed on stiff “card-stock”. 351 pages with index and publisher’s adverts. 9 inches tall. Moderate handling wear. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Morgan, a British comparative psychologist, was a cardinal figure in restructuring the orthodox Darwinian conception to meet the demands of the new biology of Weismann. View more info

Image for Adventures of British Seamen in the Southern Ocean, Displaying the Striking Contrasts Which the Human Character Exhibits in an Uncivilized State.

Adventures of British Seamen in the Southern Ocean, Displaying the Striking Contrasts Which the Human Character Exhibits in an Uncivilized State.

By: (Murray, H. Editor)

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Printed for Constable & Co: 1827

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011017

Condition: Good


12mo, xi, 353 pp. b/w engraved title, frontispiece Portrait of Tippahee, from an Original Drawing in the Possession of George Brown Esq. With extra engraved title designating this as part of the Constable's Miscellany of Original and Selected Publications in the Various Departments of Literature, Science, & the Arts. Vol IV.Contains: Part 1 ---Narrative of the shipwreck of the Antelope in August 1783; with an Account of the Pelew islands to the Present Time. Part 2 Mutiny of the Bounty with Consequences Arising from it; ---Bligh's Voyage through the Pacific in an Open Boat. ---... View more info

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The Flitch of Bacon or The Custom of Dunmow

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Manchester and New York:, George Routledge & Sons,: No date but gift inscription of 1902.

Seller ID: 007652


William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 – 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him. Quarter red Morocco to red boards. Spine title in gilt, Marbled endpages, top edge gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Tissue-guarded frontispiece with additional plates. 8.75 inches tall, 290 pages View more info

Image for <b>  Louisa May Alcott: An Intimate Anthology </b>(New York Public Library Collector's Editions)

Louisa May Alcott: An Intimate Anthology (New York Public Library Collector's Editions)

By: Alcott, Louisa May

Price: $24.95

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010576

ISBN: 0385487223

Condition: New


An intimate anthology of letters, poems, stories, and other personal and literary writing by Louisa May Alcott, an often surprising portrait emerges of this pioneering writer. The author and her world are brought even more vividly to life with rare photographs and handwritten manuscripts and letters. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. View more info

Image for <b> Historical Sketches of the Native Irish and their Descendants; Illustrative of their Past and Present State with regard to Literature, Education and Oral Instruction. </b><br>

Historical Sketches of the Native Irish and their Descendants; Illustrative of their Past and Present State with regard to Literature, Education and Oral Instruction.

By: Anderson, Christopher

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Edinburgh:, Oliver & Boyd,: 1830.

Edition: Second Edition Enlarged.

Seller ID: 008244


Early document important regarding the origins of the Irish Language. Beginning with a sketch of the literary history of the Irish with notices of the eminent men whom that country produced from the seventh century downwards. Additionally, an account of the schools of learning of early and modern date which have been instituted for the Irish and of the various attempts to employ the Irish tongue as a branch and medium of education. [from The Eclectic Review, Volume 30. Taylor. 1828]Professionally Rebound in mustard colored cloth, spine titles in black. Bindery sticker on re... View more info

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Brigitta

By: Auerbach, Berthold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston:, Ginn and Co.,: 1898.

Seller ID: 002199


Burgundy cloth over boards with title in gilt on spine. No DJ. 5 x 7 1/2. 134 pages. Text in German with notes and Introduction in English by J. Howard Gore. Bindings tight and square. Noticed a few small pencil marks. This was a text to instruct in reading German for an English speaking person. Three colored stamps and previous owner's name on front endpages. View more info

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Jane Austen: Seven Novels

By: Austen, Jane

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Inc: 2010

Seller ID: 010852

ISBN: 143510319X

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection) View more info

Image for <b>The Lives of The Poets Laureate. With an Introductory Essay on The Title and Office. </b>

The Lives of The Poets Laureate. With an Introductory Essay on The Title and Office.

By: Austin, Wiltshire Stanton & Ralph, John

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London:, Richard Bentley,: 1853.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008856


Biographical sketches of the authors and their chief works: Ben Johnson; Sir William Davenant; John Dryden; Thomas Shadwell; Nahum Tate; Nicholas Rowe; Rev. Laurence Eusden; Colley Cibber; William Whitehead; Rev. Thomas Warton; Henry James Pye; Robert Southey; and William Wordsworth.Publisher’s green cloth blind-stamped border design with gilt emblem in center. Spine with five blind-stamped decorative designs and titles in gilt. Bindings tight and square with rear hinge starting. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner’s name on top corners of h... View more info

Image for <b> Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7 </b><br> [Polar Exploration]

Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7
[Polar Exploration]

By: Back, George (1796-1878)

Price: $2,195.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1838

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009500

Condition: Very Good


The first edition of "one of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration." George Back covered over 7500 miles, 1200 of which were previously unknown territory. His narrative holds literary esteem and is "full of details about the Cree, Chippewa, Coppermine Indians, and other tribes, upon whom members of the exhibition were obliged to depend during a terrible winter" [Hill] Back was commissioned to complete the survey of the coast between Prince Regent's Inlet and Turnagain Point but the Terror was beset by ice for nearly a year (August 1837- July 1837), drifting in the pack off northe... View more info

Image for <b>The London Angler's Book, or Waltonian Chronicle <br>containing much original information to anglers generally combined with numerous amusing songs and anecdotes on fish and fishing, never before published. Together with an entirely new description of the Thames, from London Bridge to Staines, the Lea from the Thames to Hertford, the Wandle, the Mole, the Wey, the Colne, the Brent, the Roding; and every river and stream within 20 miles of London worth fishing in.  </b>

The London Angler's Book, or Waltonian Chronicle
containing much original information to anglers generally combined with numerous amusing songs and anecdotes on fish and fishing, never before published. Together with an entirely new description of the Thames, from London Bridge to Staines, the Lea from the Thames to Hertford, the Wandle, the Mole, the Wey, the Colne, the Brent, the Roding; and every river and stream within 20 miles of London worth fishing in.

By: Baddeley, John

Price: $395.00

Publisher: London:, John Baddeley: 1834

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010407

Condition: Very Good


[ANGLING IN ENGLAND] Printed by G. Parsonage. First Edition, First Printing. Small 8vo; (2), vi, 185, vi, (4) pp. Engraved Frontispiece, Two Plates. P>19th-century tan gilt-ruled polished calf, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, green morocco gilt lettering pieces in two and the rest decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles. With frontispiece. "Course and Cockney" (Westwood & Satchell). Joints starting, shallow gouge and a few stray marks to covers, edges rubbed, offsetting to title page. Ref: Heckscher 107; Westwood & Satchell, p. 20. View more info

Image for <b>CARTE DE LA PLAINE DE TROIE c1809 French Engraved Map   </b><br>[Asia minor, Greece, Troy]

CARTE DE LA PLAINE DE TROIE c1809 French Engraved Map
[Asia minor, Greece, Troy]

By: Barbie, Jean-Denis

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Paris:, Blaise,: c1809.<br>

Seller ID: 006877


Antique engraved map on laid paper shown in the corresponding images. This map, "Carte de la plaine de Troie levee en 1786 et 1787," was excised from Marie-Gabriel-Florent-Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier's "Voyage pittoresque de la Grèce" (1782-1842). This folding plate depicts the topography of the region of Troy, and features Alexandria Troas, Kara Dag (Black Mountain), Tenedos, and the Aegean Sea. The artist is credited as Jean-Denis Barbie, and the cartographer as Louis-Francois Cassas. Condition / Notes: This map, measuring approximately 26 1/2" x 20", displays some... View more info

Image for <b>The Nile Boat; Or, Glimpses of the Land of Egypt </b>

The Nile Boat; Or, Glimpses of the Land of Egypt

By: Bartlett, William Henry

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1851

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010214

Condition: Very Good


A handsome collectible edition of Victorian-era Egypt exploration. First American Edition. Publisher's navy cloth with stamped gilt decorations on front, rear, and spine. Bindings tight and square. Top edge gilt. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Tissue-guards in place. A few plates have a hint of foxing on extremities. Small 4to; 10.25 in. 26 cm; viii, 218 + [2] ad pp. 35 steel-engraved plates including frontispiece, two maps, and an additional illustrated title page, wood-engraved vignettes throughout. The detailed illustrations were made by the author who wa... View more info

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The Decameron

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni; John Payne, Translation

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, The Rhodes Press: [no date circa 1940]

Seller ID: 008536


A collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death. Stiff cloth covered wraps; Bindings tight and square. Text clean, heavy age-toning. Moderate handling wear. View more info

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Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de Cuba (caption title)

By: Buchon, Jean Alexandre

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Paris, Unknown: 1825

Seller ID: 010807

Condition: Very Good


Engraved map. 38x49 cm (15 x19.25 inches) plus text at sides and bottom, on sheet 52x67.5 cm (20.5 by 26.5 inches). Well-engraved Hand-colored map of Cuba. French text borders on three sides, describing the religious, commercial, historical and other aspects of life on Cuba. The map appeared in Buchon's edition of Carey & Lea's Atlas, which was highly prized not only for its cartographic information but for the marvelous information about each of the states and territories included. The atlas was issued in 6 editions in English, French & German, between 1822 and 1827. The French ... View more info