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Category: All Categories: Collectible and Rare Books: Antiquarian: 1801-1900
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Ratclife, Mrs. [i. e. Ann Ward Radcliffe], 1764-1823  
The Romance of the Forest. Interspersed with some Pieces of Poetry
Publisher: Exeter [N.H.] Published by J. & B. Williams, 1834.
Two volumes: 186, 184 p.; 12.5 cm. Bound in gold-stamped publisher's leather; very good. Stock#SmOB002.

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Ramsay, Chevalier (Andrew Michael), 1686-1743  
The Travels of Cyrus: To Which Is Annexed, A Discourse upon the Theology and Mythology of the Pagans
Publisher: Albany: Printed And Sold By Pratt & Doubleday, 1814.
xxii, [23]-404 p.; 8vo. First published London, 1727. Scottish born, the Chevalier was converted to Catholicism by Fenelon; this book, ostensibly about pagan Persians, is like the Telemaque, which it imitates, a philosophical guide to life. This is the first American edition. American Imprints 32604. Very good copy, paper foxed, in a very good contemporary full leather binding, no tooling, with red leather label. Stock#OB011.

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Lovell, John E.  
The United States Speaker A Copious Selection of Exercises in Elocution;Consisting of Prose, Poetry, and Dialogue

Publisher: S. Babcock 1852.
Good with No dust jacket as issued 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Preface: although some sections have appeared in the volumes of previous compilers, this edition's selections have been adopted with scrupulous regard to Its 'spirit and appliancy'. This stereotype edition has assumed a permanent form and is near to perfect as possible. It is presented to its patrons in the confident belief that they will find it greatly improved over the former impressions. (xxi) three parts plus a selection of humorous and diverting. Brown leather boards rubbed, corners bumped. Flypage and frontispiece (assuming there was one) now missing. Title page torn at top, front and rear hinges breaking at this juncture, tight and solid through rest of the book. Dampstaining at top few pages, notes on rear endpapers. 504 pages; 30464

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Wharton, Grace and Philip Wharton  
The Wits and Beaux of Society in 2 volumes of two

Publisher: Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, [1860] no. 189 of 250 2nd limited ed. copies..
395pp, 396pp. illustrated. orig. white cloth 8vos w/gilt decorations & titles & sewn-in marker ribbons: both Very Good [covers show age spots and darkening; spine strips are age darkened; text is untroubled; else a very nice clean, complete & tight set] A classic period look at the toffs of England with a Frenchman or two thrown in for good measure.

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Reid, Thomas, 1710-1796  
The Works of Thomas Reid, D.D. F.R.S. Edinburgh. Late Professor of Moral Philosophy in the University of Glasgow
Publisher: New-York: Published by E. Duyckinck, Collins and Hannay, and R. and W.A. Bartow. J. & J. Harper, printers, 1822.
Volumes 2 & 3 (of 3): iv, [1], 6-434; [3], vi-vii, [2], 6-317, [1] p. Errors in paging: vol. 2 p. 154 misnumbered 514; vol. 3 p. 236 misnumbered 326. Shoemaker 10078. Bound in contemporary full leather; very good. Stock#OB748.

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Hyde, Nancy Maria, 1792-1816. Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865  
The Writings of Nancy Maria Hyde of Norwich, Conn. Connected with a Sketch of her Life
Publisher: Norwich [CT]: Printed by Russell Hubbard, 1816.
252 p.; 19.7 cm. Edited by Mrs. Lydia Sigourney. Shaw & Shoemaker 37903; BAL 17616. Bound in contemporary printed boards with new spine. This copy is untrimmed. It was "restored" by a public library, which taped the spine and varnished the boards. Dragonfly Bindery, George & Pat Sargent, has brought it back to something approaching orriginal condition but with darkened boards. Stock#OB536.

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No Author Indicated, Illustrated by: Wood Engravings  
THEODORE CARLETON: OR Perseverance Against Fortune; Plus Titles on Dog, Birds, Animals, Indians, and Coverings for the Head and Feet.

Publisher: No Publisher No Place.
Red cloth hardcover with embossed decorations. 144 pages (six parts of 24 pages each) very charminglly illustrated with woodcuts throughout. No date: circa 1860. No place, no publisher (no title page as issued). This appears to be a compilation of "reward of merit" type books given by teachers to students who excelled. These books were often published with a "memorial" to a child, although this one is free of such morbidity, and intead includes only the moral story of the title. The other sections include 'Sagacity of the Dog, ' 'Child's Book of Birds, ' 'Child's Book of Animals, ' 'Romance of Indian History, ' and 'Coverings for the Head and Feet." The latter is an illustrated history of hats, headgear, and footwear. The child who received this (Laydora) must have been thrilled with the illustrations of dog breeds and bird and animal species; not to mention the "romance" of the Indian history and quaintness of hats and shoes illustrated. The teacher inscription is written very pale and small, apparently in pencil, on the front free endpaper. The corner tips and spine ends are worn, some surface duskiness and few specks of black (ink?) on cover, front hinge weak, some foxing throughout, mostly marginal browning. Lots of charm in this one, and unusual for its lack of heavy handed moralizing. Of course the 'Indian Romance' stuff casts the native in negative light, but the stories appear to be based on historical incidents. A real little charmer waiting for an appreciative home. RARE 1883 No Edition Stated No Dust Jacket as Issued Hard Cover Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Souvenir

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Polwhele, R. (Richard), 1760-1838  
Traditions and Recollections: Domestic, Clerical, and Literary; In Which Are Included Letters of Charles II, Cromwell...
Publisher: London, John Nichols & Sons, 1826.
Two octavo volumes: viii, 360; iii, 361-820 p., 6 plates (4 folding) incl. portrait frontispiece; 22.5 cm. Polwhele, best remembered now, especially by feminists, for a poem against female authors, was part of the antiquarian movement. He gathered traditions and documents relating to Cornwall and, to a lesser degree, Devon. In some ways he shares the Romantic interest in the rural and wild places of England. Slight foxing. Bound in full leather by Dragonfly Bindery, George & Pat Sargent. Stock#OB456.

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Great Britain. Treaties, etc. Portugal 1810 Feb. 19  
Tratado De Commercio, E Navegacao Entre Os Muito Altos, E Muito Poderosos Senhores O Principe Regente De Portugal, E El Reino Unido Da Grande Bretanha E Irlanda, Asignado No Rio De Janeiro

Publisher: Lisboa: Na Impressao Regia Anno De M.DCCC. XIX. [1819].
Folio 33 p. (A-I2, I2 blank). 31.5 cm. The vital treaty between Great Britain and Portugal signed during the Napoleonic Wars as Wellesley was conducting the Peninsular war to save the Portuguese from the terrors experienced by the Spanish. The treaty opened all Brazilian ports to English merchants and signalled for the first time that non-Portuguese were allowed to trade directly with the colony. Maria I (17344-1816) was not only old, in 1792 she had suffered a mental collapse and her son Jaoa, John VI, served as Regent 24 years. In 1810 the government was in exile in Brazil and thus the Royal Press issued the first edition in Rio in 1810. This Lisbon edition was issued to make legitimate the treaty, with the restoration of the Capital and the accession of John as King. A very good copy, bound in recent half leather. HAN. OB /OS 3

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Bourget, Paul Illustrator: Illustrated by Paul Chabas  
Un Saint

Publisher: Alphonse Lemerre Paris, France 1894.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover Stains on fore edge; endpapers, pastedowns and copyright page tanned, balance of text clean and bright. Previous owner's name. Very light rubbing at spine edge; minor fraying at front corners. ; Decorated boards, 1/4 cloth, gilt spine lettering, gilt top edge (both still brilliant), ribbon marker, French text. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 141 pages; 11138Naq --img

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Haynes, Lemuel, 1753-1833  
Universal Salvation, a very ancient doctrine [microform] : with some account of the life and character of its author...
Publisher: Litchfield [Conn.] Bennington [Vt.], Printed; Litchfield, Re-printed by T. Collier, 1807.
15 p.; 15 cm. Signatures: [A]? B? (B4 verso blank). Title continues: "a sermon delivered at Rutland, West-Parish, in the year 1805 by Lemuel Haynes." "The following discourse was delivered at Rutland, Vermont, June, 1805, immediately after hearing Mr. [Hosea] Ballou, an Universal preacher, zealously exhibit his sentiments." --Preface. "Universalism indeed." --p. 14-15. A hymn (damaged, outer half torn off). Lemuel Haynes was the most prominent African American of his era. Shaw & Shoemaker 12739. Stock#NS0304. Good+; damaged outer of last leaf half torn off/ untrimmed, unbound.

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Allers, C. W. (Christian Wilhelm Allers) & Graf Bernstorff  
Unter Deutscher Flagge

Publisher: Stuttgart/Berlin/Leipzig: Union Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1890..
160pp. marbled endpp.; all edges gilt; frontis.; orig. green cloth folio w/gilt titles, decorations & tipped down illus. of young German marine with bugle: Good+ [bit of shelf rubbing of large, heavy volume at extremities; front hinge is cracked but very firm; some foxing; else G+] 9 full page & 170 other pencil & charcoal illustrations. Text in German by Graf Bernstorff & C. W. Allers. An enormous volume describing (in German) various military and civilian vessels, sailors and the record of a Victorian era steamship voyage through the Suez Canal and out to German Samoa. Wonderful drawings illustrating all these things by Allers (1857-1915), who had served in the navy and was a naturalist artist of the "bourgeois experience." This volume appeared at the moment in history when Germany began its naval arms race with Great Britain that carried on down to the First World War.

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Farrar, Milman, Stanley, et al. (Deans)  
Westminster Abbey and The Cathedrals of England With Views of the Cathedrals and Portraits of the Dignitaries

Publisher: Philadelphia: John C. Winston & Co., 1895.
215pp. illus. orig. green cloth 4to w/gilt decorations: Very Good [light wear @ spine ends; rubbed @ corners; else a nice copy]

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Purchase direct from: Auldfarran Books, IOBA. Item number: 123.
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Adrien, Paul  
WILLIS THE PILOT A Sequel to the Swiss Family Robinson or Adventures of anEmigrant Family Wrecked on an Unknown Coast of the Pacific OceanInterspersed with Tales, Incidents of Travel and Illustrations of NaturalHistory
Publisher: Mayhew & Baker Boston, MA 1858.
Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket; Spine edges worn. Edgewear. Spine faded. ; B&W Illustrations; 350 pages

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Purchase direct from: Gibson's Books. Item number: 31473.
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