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The Odd-Fellow's Improved Manual: Containing the History, Defence,  Principles,  And Government of the Order... to Which is Added a Rationale  of Odd-Fellowship

The Odd-Fellow's Improved Manual: Containing the History, Defence, Principles, And Government of the Order... to Which is Added a Rationale of Odd-Fellowship

by Grosh, A. B. , Rev

New York: Clark & Maynard. Good+; Spine rubbed with damage to top inch of rear hinge, see scan.. 1876. Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Full ornate gilt black morocco, all edges gilt, 403p., small illustrations .
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$75.00
The Amaranth: a Gift for Alll Seasons, Revised by the Committee Of  Publication of the American Sunday School Union

The Amaranth: a Gift for Alll Seasons, Revised by the Committee Of Publication of the American Sunday School Union

Philadelphia: American Sunday School Union. Very Good; Plates are foxed else tight and clean.. [c1841]. Hardcover. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; Ornate brown leather gilt, all edges gilt, 235p., 8 engraved plates plus a vignette title page. **Thompson: "Reissued in a smaller format without imprint date [c1841] .
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$85.00
Rowland Ward's Records of Big Game. XIth Edition (Africa)  Zebra Skin Binding

Rowland Ward's Records of Big Game. XIth Edition (Africa) Zebra Skin Binding

by Best, Gerald A. (Compiled and Edited by)

London: Rowland Ward Ltd, 1962. Fine. Large octavo, 374 pages, folding conversion table at rear, inches to centimeters. Bound in Zebra skin - one of a small number of copies specially bound in animal hides. A number of each species are listed, where taken, date taken, current or previous owner and dimensions of horns or antlers. At rear are an Index of Scientific Names, Index of English Names and an Index of Place Names. Illustrated in color and black and white; internally clean and bright, with no... Read more
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$1,750.00
Silent Fame. Written & Printed and Bound by Loyd Haberly

Silent Fame. Written & Printed and Bound by Loyd Haberly

by Haberly, Loyd

[St. Louis]. Very Good. [c1944]. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Dark blue gray morocco, gilt spine title, two colors leather onlays on both boards wilth gilt tooling, patterned end-papers, 19, [1]p., title in green and red. **"One of 45 copies printed on a hand press." .
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$325.00
The American Commonwealth

The American Commonwealth

by Bryce, James

London: Macmillan and Co, 1889. Full-Leather. Octavo, 2 volumes; first reprinted edition; reformatted into two volumes and bound by Reviere, in contemporary tan calf; raised bands on spines, generously decorated in gilt; leather lettering pieces; marbled end papers. The chapter on the TWEED RING is present; it was suppressed in later editions. A beautiful double-decker. Howes B-906.
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$450.00
Address Book, with Four Angels in Silver Bas-Relief on Front Panel

Address Book, with Four Angels in Silver Bas-Relief on Front Panel

by N/A

England: Whitehall Silver & Plate Co. Fine. Address book, with 4 angels in silver bas-relief on front panel; binding is black full leather; 16mo, (4 3/4" x 3 1/4"), 104 pages, alphabetical tabs. Silver Makers Marks show Whitehill Silver & Plate Co., 1989 - 2004., Sheffield. No entries, no markings of any kind; fine. Perhaps the most beautiful address book we have seen.
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$250.00
Ravenna. Newdigate Prize Poem. Recited  in the Theatre, Oxford,  June 26, 1878.

Ravenna. Newdigate Prize Poem. Recited in the Theatre, Oxford, June 26, 1878.

by Wilde, Oscar

Oxford: Thos Shrimpton and Son, Broad Street, 1878 16 pages with the original printed covers. With the arms of the University both to the front cover and the title page which indicate the first edition. Bound in full vellum by Bickers, with the addition of a bee or insect to the front cover in gilt. Boards are lightly warped and there are some marks. A small cutting relating to Wilde has been pasted in to one of the front end papers and this has browned the facing page. A number of binder's blanks... Read more
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£1,500.00
The Carving of Mount Rushmore [Binding: Buffalo Hide]

The Carving of Mount Rushmore [Binding: Buffalo Hide]

by Smith, Rex Alan

New York: Abbeville Press, 1985. SPECIAL DELUXE EDITION. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. Octavo. SPECIAL DELUXE EDITION, 415 pp., bound in full beige BUFFALO HIDE, and SIGNED on an official bookplate on the front pastedown AND a slice of Mt. Rushmore granite is mounted above, within a recessed compartment, built into the inside front board. In the original GLASSINE dust jacket. A fine copy, magnificent in its buffalo hide binding, spine printed in gilt; illustrated with many fascinating... Read more
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$1,200.00
The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church

The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church

by (Christianity, Prayer Book, Episcopal)

New York: Oxford University Press, 1944. Hardcover. Very Good. 1944. Hardcover, 8vo. in red leather with gilt spine title and dentelles, all edges gilt. 611pp. Very good. Rubbing and faint stains to boards, toning to endpaper extremities from dentelles. Internally unmarked.
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$30.00
From the German - verses written from the German poets

From the German - verses written from the German poets

by Drinkwater, John

London: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1924 29, [1] pages. In the original decorated paper covered boards and vellum spine. Vellum lettering label to the front board - this is lifting lightly at the edges. Preserved within the original box and still with the now browned and creased tissue paper dustwrapper. Numbered 24 of the 250 copies printed and signed by Drinkwater at the end of the introduction. In very good condition. Some light browning to end papers. Pages are top edges gilt. The box has just light... Read more
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£70.00
The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

by Gray, Thomas

London: Charles Tilt. Very Good-; Quarter inch crack at top of rear hinge.. 1837. Hardcover. Tilt's Miniature Classic Library; 48mo 3½" - 4" tall; Dark red morocco, ornate blind tooling with gilt fountain within decorative border, all edges gilt, iv, 135p., frontispiece. .
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$125.00
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS

THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS

New York: Henry I. Megarey, 1826. Hardcover. Quarto, 478 pages; Binding Copy; both boards detached, spine backstrip missing; boards contemporary red calf, gilt and blind stamping; remnants of spine label loose within; all edges gilt; wide margins; NOTE: Shelved in Netdesk office, in bookcase next to Ephemera section. 1332126. FP New Rockville Stock.
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$45.00
The Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors. Vol. VI,  Cowley, &c

The Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors. Vol. VI, Cowley, &c

by Sanford, Ezekiel

Philadelphia: Mitchell, Ames, And White. Very Good. 1819. First American Edition. Hardcover. 24mo 5" - 6" tall; Mottled leather with gilt spine, all edges marbled, vi, 334p. .
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$85.00
THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTON. Two Volumes

THE SMALL HOUSE AT ALLINGTON. Two Volumes

by trollope, Anthony

London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1864. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Octavo. TWO VOLUMES. First Issue with 'hobbledehoya" on page 33 and page 70 misnumbered "o". 312, 316pp. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in 3/4 blue morocco over light blue cloth, raised bands with compartments decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. Frontispieces age toned and chipped at outer margins not affecting the illustration itself. Spines slightly fading; cloth fading at top... Read more
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$1,000.00
Les géorgiques chrétiennes

Les géorgiques chrétiennes

by Jammes, Francis

Paris: éditions Rene Kieffer, 1920 224, [6] pages. Numbered 73 out of the 550 copies printed. Original covers bound in. In full leather binding with embossed decoration, some wear mainly to edges and spine. Light browning to pages and occasional spotting.. Full leather. Good. Illus. by Bois originaux gravés par J-B Vettiner.
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£90.00
THE BATTLE OF LIFE. A Love Story

THE BATTLE OF LIFE. A Love Story

by Dickens, Charles

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1846. First Edition. Full-Leather. Small Octavo. 4th issue, 175pp., (2)pp. ads at rear, illustrated, bound in full polished calf by Riviere with original front cloth cover bound in at rear; boards triple ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, red and black morocco spine labels and all edges gilt; professionally rebacked and very nicely done preserving the original spine; previous owner's bookplates to front and rear pastedown, internally... Read more
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$450.00
Der doten dantz mit figuren clage und antwort schon von allen staten der werlt. [ Facsimile - Totentanz - Dance of death ]

Der doten dantz mit figuren clage und antwort schon von allen staten der werlt. [ Facsimile - Totentanz - Dance of death ]

Leipzig: Poeschel & Trepte, 1922 48 unnumbered pages. Numbered 43 of the 500 copies printed. In full vellum binding which is soiled and lightly browned. Light browning to pages.. Full vellum. Very Good.
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£150.00
WORKS

WORKS

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

New York/London: The Co-Operative Publication Society, 1904. Hard Cover. Octavo. In eight volumes superbly bound by McLeod in 3/4 black morocco and tan cloth covered thick boards, matching tan cloth endpapers, raised bands gilt, six compartments lettered and decoratively stamped in gilt, ribbon markers, illustrated, includes Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Treasure Island, The Black Arrow, and others. An exceptionally fine set handsomely bound.
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$1,250.00
The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments

The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments

G.E. Eyre and A. Spottiswoode. Very Good. 1843 G.E. Eyre and A. Spottiswoode (London), 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches tall black faux leather bound, all page edges gilt, gilt lettering to spine, black endpapers, unpaginated, sewn in ribbon marker, complete. Recently rebound. Paper repair to title page, which has mild to moderate (mostly marginal) staining. Two pages with slight darkening where a news clipping had been laid in. Otherwise, apart from mild overall age toning, and an occasional instance of light... Read more
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$299.95
The History of Hampton Court Palace (Fine Bindings, 3 volumes)

The History of Hampton Court Palace (Fine Bindings, 3 volumes)

by Law, Ernest, B.A

London (1888-1891): George Bell & Sons. Second Edition. Fine. Law, Ernest. Three volumes, octavo, beautifully bound by Bumpus of Oxford in contemporary 3/4 terra-cotta leather; marbled end papers, top edges gilt. Volume I, Tudor Times (1890); volume II, Stuart Times (1888); volume III, Orange and Guelph (1891). Internally clean and bright, with no markings of any kind. Older catalog description on FEP of volume I; armorial book plates.
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$600.00
Office De La Semaine Sainte, Latin-Francais

Office De La Semaine Sainte, Latin-Francais

Paris: d' Houry, 1753 A l' usage de Rome et Paris. Pour la Maison de Monseigneur Le Duc D'Orleans, Premier Prince Du Sang. 798 pp. Fine red Morocco ,A.E.G. gilded spine in compartments, with "Fleur de Lys" decorations. Covers, richly gilded, with central Coat of Arms of Orleans-Egalite (Philippe d') & Marie Louise-Adelaide De Bourbon-Penthiere. See: Guigard; pp. 39. (Illustrated) A fine copy in a desirable binding1St. blank missing, some corners bumped, all in all a... Read more
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€590.00
Carols from Cactus Land (Bound in Wood from the Joshua Tree)

Carols from Cactus Land (Bound in Wood from the Joshua Tree)

by Zany, King. Pseudonym of Charles Dill

California: King Zany, 1938. First Edition. Near Fine. Uniquely and artistically bound in the flexible wood of the Joshua tree; 8vo, 19 leaves, printed in rust-colored ink; illustrated by the author. String-tied with leather. Charles Dill was a silent screen actor (as King Zany) who appeared with such stars as Mary Astor, Hoot Gibson, Fatty Arbuckle and others. He was seriously injured in a riding (horse) accident and spent the remainder of his life writing poetry. A near fine copy, now quite scarce on... Read more
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$150.00
Palikanon, Buddha, So Habe Ich Gehoert Einstmals Weilte Der Erhabene

Palikanon, Buddha, So Habe Ich Gehoert Einstmals Weilte Der Erhabene

by Dahlke/ Buddha

Berlin: Brandussche Verlags Buchhandlung, 1922 SO HABE ICH GEHOERT EINSTMALS WEILTE DER ERHABENE IM SAVATTI....262 pp.Uncut on"Sanders Butten", paper. Full vellum, spine richly gilt, with double gilt filet-lines on covers, central green morocco ornament laid in on front cover. (wheel of time) An anthology of texts translated by Paul Dahlke, printed by Otto von Holten. This Majestic work was entirely designed by Marcus Behmer. The elaborately embellished title page, the chapter headings ,... Read more
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€2,250.00
Nouvelle Geographie Universelle La Terre Et Les Hommes (volumes VII and VIII of 19 volumes)

Nouvelle Geographie Universelle La Terre Et Les Hommes (volumes VII and VIII of 19 volumes)

by Elisee Reclus

Paris, 1882 - 1883: Librairie Hachette et C.. First Edition. Very Good. Folio, full red morocco, beautifully decorated in gilt and black; all edges gilt. Profusely illustrated in black and white and in color. Volume VII is L'Asie Orientale, volume VIII is L'Inde et L'Indo-Chine. Bookplate, small owner stamp on title page; wear at tips, marginal stains on first few leaves of volume VIII.
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$350.00
The Private Stable; its Establishment, Management and Appointments

The Private Stable; its Establishment, Management and Appointments

by Garlland, James A

Boston: Little, Brown. Good+; Evidence of crease on front board, tilght clean copy.. 1903. New edition. Hardcover. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Publisher's pictorial boards, recently rebacked with dark red morocco, raised bands, xv, 631p., illustrated, index. .
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$200.00