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A GALLERY OF BINDINGS, ca. 1830,  ff. 

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The industrial revolution brought MORE books, with MORE illustrations, in MORE colorful and elaborate bindings, to MORE people than ever before.  The books offered below were handsomely bound as you see them NOT by independent “hand binders” but by their publishers, by machine methods, in proudly “modern” factories.  The earlier examples here are often subtle in their charm (and hard to photograph);  the late 19th-century ones only begin to show the range of what glittered and gleamed in the bookshop windows of their exuberant era;  and the early 20th-century bindings demonstrate yet another change in taste.  (There are a few “publisher's paper” bindings here, too, just because we couldn't resist putting them in!)  Please note that all these volumes are in fit condition to give real pleasure to collectors or gift-recipients but not all are in states to be “collected for condition”— prices, of course, have been set accordingly, and condition details have been carefully supplied. These, you will want to pay attention to, and perhaps consult about.
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WONDERFUL is theComfort of Words
Aked, Charles F.  Wells and palm trees. Cool water and abundant rest on life's rough way. New York: Dodge Publishing Co., © 1908. 12mo. Frontis., [6], 149, [1] pp.
$75.00

Signed Binding —Pure Gold
Albin, Thomas, ed.  Pure gold from the rivers of wisdom. Edited by the author of “Affection's keepsake.” New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1841. 32mo (10.5 cm; 4.25"). [1 (ads)] f., 126 pp., [2 (ads)] pp.; frontis. (included in pagination).
$40.00
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Lurid Crimes of theChurch of Rome
(Anti-Catholicum).  One link in the chain of apostolic succession; or, the crimes of Alexander Borgia. Boston: E.W. Hinks & Co., 1854. 12mo (19.4 cm, 7.7"). Frontis., 171, [1] pp.
[SOLD]
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“A God-Hero of the Golden Age of Myth” —
The First Original English-Language Poem on the Buddha
Arnold, Edwin.  The light of Asia. Being the life and teaching of Gautama prince of India and founder of Buddhism. Avon, CT: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1976. Folio (30 cm, 11.8"). xxiv, 193, [3] pp.; 8 col. plts.
$100.00
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Symbolism:  The “Great Handmaid of Early Christian Art”Deluxe Volume
Audsley, William J., & George A. Audsley.  Handbook of Christian symbolism. London: Day & Son, Ltd., [1865]. 4to (21.7 cm, 8.5"). x, 145, [1] pp.; 8 plts. (7 col.).
[SOLD]
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The Joys of:
Good Honest Farming, Living Debt-Free, & Raising Children
Bacheller, Irving.  Keeping up with Lizzie. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1911. 12mo (18 cm; 7"). [10], 157, [1] pp.; 12 plts.
$65.00
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Country ComedySacker Binding
Bell, Lilian.  At home with the Jardines. New York: A. Wessels Company, 1906. 8vo (19 cm; 7.5"). 322 pp.
$20.00
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BIBLES
ORDERED BY DATE

A Very ProtestantCatholic” N.T. Publisher's Moiré Cloth Binding
Bible.  N.T. English. Rheims. 1834.  The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Translated out of the Latin Vulgate, diligently compared with the original Greek, and first published by the English college of Rheims, anno 1582. With the original preface, arguments and tables, marginal notes, and annotations. To which are now added an introductory essay and a complete topical and textual index. New York: Jonathan Leavitt, 1834 (copyright 1833). 8vo (23 cm; 9"). [1] f., 458 pp.
$650.00
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Victorian Gothic toBeat the Band
(Inside & Out)
Bible.   N.T. Selections.  English.  Authorized (i.e., “King James Version). 1848.  Parables of Our Lord.  New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1848. 12mo (16.5 cm; 6.5"). [16] ff.
$2000.00
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Szyk's LEC Ruth
Bible.  O.T. Ruth. English. 1947. Authorized (i.e., “King James Version”).   The book of Ruth from the translation prepared at Cambridge in 1611 for King James I with a preface by Mary Ellen Chase and illustrations by Arthur Szyk. New York: [Printed by the Aldus Printers for the] Limited Editions Club, 1947. Small folio (31 cm, 12.2"). 42, [6] double-fold pp.; col. illus.
$250.00
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      TESTAMENTS,  click here.


Little Lord Fauntleroy
Burnett, Frances Hodgson.   Little lord Fauntleroy. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1890. 8vo., xi, [1 (blank)], 269, [1] pp.; 14 integral plts. (incl. frontis.), illus.
$150.00
For CHILDREN / EDUCATION,  click here.

WILL CARLTON —
One could build a very interesting little collection of bindings and illustration, using his books!
They were SO popular, and oft-produced . . .
(Ditto, of course, Burns, Cowper, Scott, or
   Mrs. Hemans — for example.)

Quaint Customs
Carleton, Will.  Farm festivals. New York: Harper & Brothers, copyright 1881. 8vo. 167, [1], 6 (adv.)] pp. ; 18 plts. (incl. in pagination), illus.
$50.00

The Little Sleeper & Paul's Run Off with the Show”
ILLUSTRATED
   
Carleton, Will.  Farm legends. New York: Harper & Brothers, c. 1887. 8vo. 187, [1], 4 (adv.) pp.; 17 plts., illus.
$50.00

A Southern Hero Enters the “Brawl with Boston”Illustrated by Christy
Girl Heroes, Prominent!
Chambers, Robert W.  The maid-at-arms. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1902. 8vo. Frontis., vi, [6], 342, [6] pp.; 7 plts.
$75.00
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“And He Cried,If the Rogues Like My Book so Well, Another Year I Will Try
(Christmas Gift Annual for Children).  The Saint Nicholas gift. For little boys and girls. Boston: T.H. Carter & Co., 1844. 32mo (11.6 cm; 4.5"). xii, [1], 14–104, [4] pp.; 7 leaves of plates; illus.
$150.00
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A Worthy AMERICAN Life in anElegant Binding
Clark, Rufus W.  A memoir of the Rev. John Edwards Emerson, first pastor of the Whitefield Congregational church in Newburyport, Mass., with extracts from his writings. Boston: William J. Reynolds and Co., 1852. 12mo. 8, 406 pp., frontis. port.
$35.00
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“A Story of Modern American Life”
Colton, Arthur.  The debatable land. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1901. 8vo (19.4 cm, 7.6"). [10], 312, [8] pp.
$65.00
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Has Any Reader Ever Thought How Strange a Place
the World Would Be without Ships?
Cooke, Arthur Owens.  Ships and sea-faring. London: Thomas Nelson & Sons (incorporating T.C. & E.C. Jack)., [ca. 1920]. 12mo. viii, 121, [3] pp.; 48 plts.
$50.00
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Years & Years' Worth ofSelf-Sacrifice On Both the Man's & the Woman's Part
Crawford, F. Marion.  A rose of yesterday. New York & London: Macmillan & Co., 1897. 8vo (19.7 cm, 7.75"). [4], 218, [10 (adv.)] pp.
$75.00
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Making Her Own Way on StageCarpenter Illustrations, Richardson Binding
Crawford, F. Marion.  Fair Margaret: A portrait. New York: Macmillan & Co., 1905. 8vo (19.7 cm, 7.75). [6], 383, [5 (adv.)] pp.; 6 plts.
$65.00
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Bite-Sized Theatrical Morsels inFancy Dress Signed Bindings
Cruz, Ramón de la.  Sainetes de D. Ramón de la Cruz. Barcelona: Biblioteca “Arte y Letras” E. Domenech y Ca., 1882. 8vo (20.5 cm, 8"). 2 vols. I: [4], xliii, [1], 338, [2] pp.; 16 plts. (some incl. in pagination). II: [4], 343, [5] pp.; 5 plts.
$275.00
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LEC:  “A Monumental Dante”
Dante Alighieri.  The divine comedy of Dante Alighieri. New York: Printed at the Officina Bodoni in Verona, Italy, for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1932. Folio (cm, “). xxi, [1], 491, [3] pp.
$200.00
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Well-Illustrated Collection ofTRAVEL ESSAYS
Davis, Richard Harding; Andrew Lang; Henry James; &Others.   The Great streets of the world. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892. Small 4to (25.6 cm, 10.1''). xiii, 253 pp., ills.
$75.00
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Popular AuthorDecorative Designers Binding
Deland, Margaret.  Dr. Lavendar's people. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1903. 8vo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). [viii], 369, [7 (adv.)] pp.; 12 plts.
$45.00
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Polychromatic Binding & 16 Plates
De Ligny, François.  Vie de N.S. Jésus-Christ tirée des quatre Évangélistes par de Ligny. Limoges & Paris: Librairie des Bons Livres, 1852. Folio (38.5 cm). ix, [1], 152, 22, [2] pp.; 16 plts.
$600.00
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Thomson's Illustrations Beau Brocade”
Dobson, Austin. The ballad of Beau Brocade and other poems of the XVIIIth century. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1892. 8vo. Frontis., xiii, [3], 89, [3] pp.; 25 plts., illus.
$90.00
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Black Poet, Black Photographers, Black Subjects, Major White Publisher
*&* a Margaret Armstrong Book Design
Dunbar, Paul Laurence.  When Malindy sings. New York: Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1903. 8vo (22.5 cm; 8.875").144 pp. (the blank leaf prior to the half-title is included in the page count).
$200.00
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New Homes, New Hearts
Duncan, Norman.  The suitable child. New York: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1909. 4to. Frontis., 96 pp.; 4 plts.
$45.00
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Biblical Law, Debated
Dupin, André Marie Jean Jacques.  The trial of Jesus before Caiaphas and Pilate. Being a refutation of Mr. Salvador's chapter entitled “The Trial and Condemnation of Jesus.” Boston: Charles C. Little & James Brown, 1839. 16mo (18 cm, 7.1"). viii, 88, [2 (blank)] pp.
$100.00
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CRANBERRIES
Eastwood, B. A complete manual for the cultivation of the cranberry, with a description of the best varieties. New York: C.M. Saxton, Barker, & Co., 1860. 8vo. Engr. t.-p., 120 pp; 9 plts.
$125.00
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For a bit more AGRICULTURE,  click here.

Lannigan & O'Shay at Sea
 Decorative Designers” Binding
Fernald, Chester Bailey.  Under the jack-staff. New York: Century Co., 1903. 8vo. [6], 262 pp.
$75.00
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For more of IRISH interest,  click here.

Will He Get the Girl?   The Car Might Help!
Field, Edward Salisbury.  A six-cylinder courtship. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, © 1907. 8vo (20.4 cm, 8.1"). 130 pp.; 7 plts. (1 col.).
$75.00
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May Not a POET Now & Then / Reveal These Lives of Average Men?
Foss, Sam Walter.  Whiffs from wild meadows. Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., copyright 1895. 8vo (19.4 cm, 7.7"). Frontis., [2], ix, [1], 272 pp.; illus.
$50.00
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Methodism & Society & Quite a Lot ofMarriage Advice
Fowler, Ellen Thorneycroft [Mrs. Alfred Laurence Felkin]. Place and power. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1903. 8vo (19.4 cm, 7.6"). viii, [2], 381, [9 (8 adv.)] pp.; 8 plts.
$65.00
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TINY BOOKS Big MessageSTILL in Their Sweet Little Box
Frost, S. Annie.  Very little tales for very little folks. New York: Am. Tract Society, 1873. 64mo (Case 9.3 cm, 3.75"; vols. 8.4 cm, 3.375"). 4 vols., illus. Little Tales: 80 pp. Out West: 80 pp. Four Cousins: 80 pp. Poppet: 80 pp.
$650.00
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Who Are Your Real Friends? What is REAL Love?
Garland, Hamlin.  Money magic. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1907. 8vo. [8], 354, [2] pp.; 8 plts.
$35.00

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GiltMOSAIC Binding
[Gavard, Charles].  Souvenir d'une promenade a Versailles. Paris: au Bureau des Galeries Historiques de Versailles, [ca. 1850–55]. Folio (36.5 cm; 14.5"). [6] ff., 50 leaves of plates.
$600.00
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This English Classic Presented inClassic Fashion
Goldsmith, Oliver.  The deserted village. Boston: J.E. Tilton & Co., 1866. 8vo. 53, [1] pp.; illus.
$49.50

Thomson's Illustrations The Vicar
Goldsmith, Oliver.  The Vicar of Wakefield. London & New York: Macmillan & Co., 1892. 8vo. Frontis., xxxiv, [2], 305, [7] pp.; illus.
$40.00
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Hand-ColoredFloral Frontispiece
Goodrich, Samuel G., ed.  The token, or affection's gift, a Christmas and New-Year's present.   Hartford: S. Andrus & Son, [ca. 1846]. 12mo. Frontis., 312 pp.; 4 plts.
$112.50
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Temperance Autobiography Signed Binding withInteresting Personal Connection
Gough, John Bartholomew.  An autobiography by John B. Gough. Boston: Pub. by and for the author, 1845. 8vo (17.5 cm, 6.8"). [4], 172 pp.
$95.00
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Allan Quartermain
Haggard, H. Rider.  Maiwa's revenge; or, the war of the little hand. London & New York: Longmans, Green & Co., 1891. 12mo. [8 (1 blank)], 115, [5], 24 pp.; 8 plts.
$125.00

He BeatMark Twain to the Use of Pike County Vernacular
Hay, John.  The Pike County ballads. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1912. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.75"). 45, [3] pp.; illus.
$150.00
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LANGUAGE ETC.,  click here.

Know Thyself”And FEAR Thy Sex Life
Hayes, Albert H.  The science of life; or, self-preservation. A medical treatise on nervous and physical debility, spermatorrhoea, impotence, and sterility, with practical observations on the treatment of diseases of the generative organs. Boston: Peabody Medical Institute, © 1881. 12mo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). xviii, 286 pp.; 4 plts. (1 fold.).
$220.00
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Washington, D.C.Life & Society, 1895
Hinman, Ida.  The Washington sketch book. A society souvenir. Containing over one hundred portraits of prominent people, and fifty views of public buildings and statues. Washington, DC: Hartman & Cadick, 1895. 4to (28.5 cm; 11.25"). 112 pp., [2 (ads) ff.
$75.00
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College SermonsPresentation Copy
Hoffman, Charles Frederick.  Christ, the patron of all true education. New York: E. & J.B. Young & Co., 1893. 8vo. Frontis., [2], 209, [1] pp.
$100.00

Daughter of the Grey Bank & Son of the White Bank
Holmes, Mary Jane.  The Merivale banks. New York: G.W. Dillingham Co., copyright 1903. 8vo (19 cm, 7.5"). [1] f., frontis.,318 pp.
$45.00
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Something Different fromthe Creator of Ruritania
Hope, Anthony, pseud.  Helena's path. New York: McClure Co., 1907. 8vo. Frontis., [6], 241, [1] pp.
$40.00
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Dartmouth's Laureate
Hovey, Richard.  Dartmouth lyrics. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., (copyright 1924). 8vo. xiv, 94 pp.
$65.00

Attractive Little Book!
Howells, William Dean.  Criticism and fiction. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892. 12mo. Frontis., title-leaf, 188 pp., [2] ff.
$25.00
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