PUBLISHERS' CLOTH
A GALLERY OF BINDINGS, ca. 1830,  ff. 

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Irving's Tales ofNew York, Paris, Granada, Etc.
Irving, Washington.  Wolfert's roost and other papers, now first collected.  New York: G.P. Putnam & Co., 1855. 12mo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). Frontis., add. engr. t.-p., [2], [7]–383, [1], 12 (adv.) pp.
$200.00
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Literature from a Successful Presidential CampaignThe People's Candidate”
Jackson, Isaac Rand. The life of William Henry Harrison, (of Ohio,) the people's candidate for the presidency. With a history of the wars with the British and Indians on our north-western frontier. Philadelphia: Marshall, Williams & Butler, 1840. 12mo (15.5 cm; 6"). [1–4], 5, vi–x, `5–222 pp. (complete despite odd pagination).
$145.00
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In Search of A Brave & Sad Account
Kane, Elisha Kent.  Arctic explorations: The second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, ’54, ’55. Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856. 8vo (23.5 cm, 9.25"). 2 vols. I: Frontis., add. engr. t.-p., 464 pp.; 1 fold. map. , 11 plts., illus. II: Frontis., add. engr. t.p., 467, [1] pp.; 1 fold. map, 1 map, 7 plts.
$275.00
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For the Amateur Botanist
Keeler, Harriet L.  Our native trees and how to identify them: A popular study of their habits and their peculiarities. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. 8vo (19.9 cm, 7.875"). xxiii, 533, [5 (4 adv.)] pp.; illus.
[SOLD]
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A Gift Book forWomen ofElevated Character”
Keese, John, ed.  The opal: A pure gift for the holy days. New York: J.C. Riker, [1846]. 8vo (20.4 cm, 8"). 304 pp.; 8 engr. plts., without the added engr. title-page.
$100.00
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Mr. Holmes Played Old Men & Character Parts — Same as I Did
Kellogg, Eugenia.  The Awakening of Poccalito. A Tale of Telegraph Hill, and Other Tales. San Francisco: The Unknown Publisher, 1903. 12mo (17.5 cm; 7"). 130 pp.
$245.00
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Plentifully Illustrated & Full of Information
King, Edmund M.B.  Victorian decorated trade bindings 1830-1880. A descriptive bibliography. London: The British Library & Oak Knoll Press, 2003. 4to. xxiii, [3], 324 pp.; 16 double-sided color plts.
$30.00
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Tom's Journey from Chimney-Sweep toGreat Man of Science”
Kingsley, Charles; A.E. Jackson, illus.  The water babies. London: Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press (pr. by R. Clay & Sons, Ltd.), 1920. 8vo (23.9 cm, 9.4"). 252 pp.; 16 col. plts.
$275.00
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Janus Press EditionSigned by Poet & Photographer
Kinnell, Galway.  The Seekonk woods. Concord, NH: Pr. at the Janus Press for William B. Ewert, 1985. 8vo (26.7 cm, 10.5"). [12] pp.; 3 plts.
$250.00
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Koran Designed & Illustrated byValenti Angelo
Koran.  English. 1958.  The Koran: Selected suras. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1958. 8vo. 231, [1] pp.
$275.00
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You Must Do It Yourself, You Must Not Leave It to Others!
The Classic Pilgrim Love Triangle
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth.  The courtship of Miles Standish.  Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Co., [ca. 1910–20?]. 8vo. [2], 152, [86] pp.; 12 plts.
$85.00
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Armstrong Binding Popular Illustrator The Horses Get the Last Word
MacGrath, Harold.  The man on the box. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., (1904). 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.55"). Frontis., [12], 361, [1] pp.; 6 plts.
$80.00
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Illustrated Theatre Edition
Maclaren, Ian (John Watson).  Beside the bonnie brier bush. New York: R.F. Fenno & Co., 1905. 8vo. Frontis., 258 pp.; 5 plts.
$85.00
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Scottish Philosophy w/Celtic Knotwork Gracing the Binding
Maclaren, Ian, (i.e., John Watson).  Our neighbours. New York: Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1903. 12mo. [8], 341, [1] pp.
$65.00
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CHARADES Make an Early Appearance inEnglish Entertainment
Mayhew, Augustus, & Henry Mayhew.  Acting charades or deeds not words, a Christmas game to make a long evening short. London: D. Bogue (pr. by Henry Vizetelly), [1849]. 16mo (17 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., engr. t.-p., [v]–x, [2], 158, [2] pp.; illus.
$200.00
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He's Just an Infernal Dude, Your Lordship, & I'll Throw Him in the River
if He Says aWord Too Much”
McCutcheon, George Barr.  Cowardice Court. New York: Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1906. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.75"). [4], 140 pp.; 5 col. plts.
$45.00
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A “Philadelphianum” (Published in Boston)
Mitchell, Silas Weir.  The hill of stones and other poems.  Boston: Houghton, Mifflin & Co., 1883. 16mo. iv, 98 pp.
$75.00
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Irish Songs American Striped Cloth Binding
Moore, Thomas.  Irish melodies and sacred songs. Boston: Re-printed by Munroe & Francis, 1849. 12mo (18.5 cm, 7.3"). [4], [ix]–xxxi, [5], 184 pp.
$250.00
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One of Indiana's Finest
Nicholson, Meredith; & Harrison Fisher, illus.  The main chance. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Co., 1903. 8vo (19.2 cm, 7.5"). Frontis., [10], 419, [3], [18 (adv.)] pp.; 5 col. plts.
$35.00
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Explore Old EuropeSigned Decorated Cloth
Osborne, Albert B.  Picture towns of Europe. New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1926. 8vo (21.3 cm, 8.375"). Frontis, xii, [2], 247, [1] pp.; 47 plts., map (incl. in pagination).
$28.75


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Her First Published Novel
Ostenso, Martha.  Wild geese. New York: Dodd, Mead, & Co., 1925. Small 8vo (20 cm, 7.5"). [3] ff., 356 pp.
$39.50
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The Science & Mechanics ofIron, ILLUSTRATED
Overman, Frederick.  The manufacture of iron, in all its various branches. Philadelphia: Henry C. Baird, 1850. 8vo (24 cm, 9.4"). 492, [4 (adv.)] pp.; illus.
$450.00
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        FINANCE / ECONOMICS,  click here.

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Virginia Love Story / Margaret Armstrong Binding
Page, Thomas Nelson.  The old gentleman of the Black Stock. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1900. 8vo (18.7 cm, 7.3"). viii, [4], 169, [1] pp.; 8 col. plts.
$80.00
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Marrying for MoneyNEVER Ends Well
Patterson, Joseph Medill.  A little brother of the rich. Chicago: Reilly & Britton Co., 1908. 12mo. Col. frontis., 361, [3] pp.; 5 plts.
$65.00
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A Treasure Trove of InformationHistorical *&* CommercialBATH, 1884
Peach, R. E.  Historic houses In Bath and their associations. [Second Series]. London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co.; & Bath: R. E. Peach, 1884. Square 4to (22 cm; 8.75"). Frontis., [2] ff., 158 pp., [11 (ads)] ff.
$45.00
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Retitled butReadable & Well Decorated
Percival, Emily, ed.  The garland: Or, token of friendship. A Christmas and New Year's gift. New York: Leavitt & Allen, [1854–5]. 12mo (19 cm, 7.5"). 288 pp.; 7 plts.
$95.00
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Pleasant Thoughts onCongenial Spirits
The Philipena, or friendship's token: A present for all seasons. Boston: G.W. Cottrell & Co.; New York: T.W. Strong, [1848]. 16mo. Col. frontis., 126 pp.
$75.00
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Exposure of American CorruptionSigned Decorated Binding
Phillips, David Graham.  The plum tree. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1905). 8vo (19.5 cm, 7.625"). 389, [3] pp.; illus.
$40.00
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Westward!
Post, Charles Cyrel.  Driven from sea to sea; Or, just a campin'. Philadelphia & Chicago: Elliot & Beezley, 1888. 8vo. 414, [2] pp.; 8 plts.
$50.00
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Enchanting19th-Century Reminiscences of the ROSE
 The Queen of flowers: or, Memoirs of the rose. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1841. 24mo (14.2 cm, 5.6"). viii, [13]–219 pp., 3 col. plts. Lacks frontis.
$60.00
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