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Addresses - Drinking Usages. [Civil War & Temperence].

Boston: Massachusetts Temperance Society, 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Rev. B.F. (Benjamin Franklin) DeCosta was a noted NE minister, abolitionist and temperance supporter. Laid in letter and signed personal card. Letter on Union letterhead [color top-piece with flags, eagle, "UNION" and a banner reading "Constitution of the United States of America")...  Item #6255
Price: $250.00
 

Adirondack Map - 1908:. State of New York - The Forest, Fish and Game Commission.

New York: State of NY, 1908. First Edition. Hardcover. Four very large folded maps, titled: N.E. 1/4; N.W. 1/4; S.E. 1/4; S.W. 1/4. Overall, a handsome copy; quite scarce in such good condition. Light shelf/edge wear, front black cord broken at approximately 1/2", touch of fraying at head and heel...   Item #4057
Price: $175.00
 

All About India Prints.

New York: Hindustan Art Co, 1930. First Edition. Original Wraps. Nice illustrations support well crafted descriptive text on styles and nature of various prints and rugs. Light shelf wear, touch of sunning at spine, upper rear corner folded, else tight, bright and unmarred. Red paper wraps, foldout sizing and style...   Item #2693
Price: $28.00
 

Archaeology of Eastern North America:. Volume 1, Number 1: Wells Creek - an Early man Site in Stewart County, Tennessee.

Ann Arbor, MI: Eastern States Archeological Federation, 1973. First Edition. Original Wraps. Light shelf/edge wear, owner signature on front, small chip at bottom at rear, else tight, bright and unmarred. Green ink letter and pictorial element on wraps. 4to. 134pp. Illus. (b/w plates).  Item #2918
Price: $35.00
 

The Beauties of Portland and Scenic Gems of Casco Bay.

Portland, ME: G.W. Morris, [circa 1895]. Hardcover. Owner inscription on ffep indicates it was purchased April 5, 1895. Wonderful period ads throughout. Overall, a very presentable copy. Light/moderate shelf/edge wear, fraying at head and heel, tips through, joints starting, else tight, bright and unmarred. Rust cloth boards, silver gilt lettering...   Item #3587
Price: $75.00
 

The Britisher:. Volume 1, Number 1.

Loire, France: April, 1919. First Edition. Typed Pamphlet. "Published monthly by the British Civilians Serving with the American Expeditionary Forces in TOURS, Indre et Loire, France; and Casually by Anyone who Likes to Butt In." A very unusally bit of material, part news, part humor...very clever and well crafted. A....  Item #2808
Price: $65.00
 

Collection of the Most Interesting and Remarkable Trials:. Particularly of those People who have Forfeited their Lives to the Injured Laws of their Country. In which the most remarkable of the State Trials will be Included, with the Defence and Behaviour of the Criminals, before and after Condemnation. Intended not only to point out the Crimes of the Great, which are at present but little farther known than their own Families but also those of Inferior Criminals, who are only handed down as Examples to Posterity [Volume 1 Only].

London: R. Snagg, 1775. First Edition. Hardcover. A well documented collection of approximately one hundred trials across the two volumes, spanning three centuries with an apparent focus on high treason, murder, buggery, forgery, impotence(?!?), etc. Defendants include Guy Fawkes, Thomas Moore, William Pen, Walter Raleigh, etc.19th century bookplate of John...  Item #5728
Price: $650.00
 

Collections of the Maine Historical Society:. Volume 3 of the First Series [Containing History of Scarborough, from 1633 to 1783].

Portland, ME: Maine Historical Society, 1853. First Edition. Hardcover. This volume contains the 237 page History of Scarborough, from 1633 to 1783 by William S. Southgate and includes two fold-out maps. Southgate's work is widely considered one of the great town histories of Maine. The volume also includes a "History...  Item #3577
Price: $175.00
 

A Complete Collection of State-Trials and Proceedings for High-Treason, and Other Crimes and Misdemeanours; From The Reign of King Richard II. To the End of the Reign of King George I.:. The Fourth Volume. With Two Alphabetical Tables to the Whole. The Second Edition, with great Additions [Volume Four Only].

London: 1730. Second Edition. Hardcover. Volume Four of a six volume set (plus two supplementary volumes). Includes the notorious Judge Jeffreys trial of Titus Oates. "Proto-Grangerized"; seven 18th and 19th century engravings laid in at various places to illustrate defendants in various cases. This volume stands alone, in a lovely...  Item #5731
Price: $1,250.00
 

France - Son Histoire:. Contée par G. Montorgueil, Imagée par Job.

Paris: Ancienne Librairie Furne; Boivin et Cie, Editeurs, nd. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Part of the series "Collection d'Albums Historiques". Text in French. Exceptional illustrations, seldom found in the condition presented here. Minor shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright and unmarred. Mustard yellow cloth boards, color pictorial elements, gilt lettering, endpages...   Item #6539
Price: $245.00
 

Harper's Magazine - February 1922, No. 861:. (Mark Twain, Kenneth Roberts and a wonderful ad by Maxfield Parrish).

New York: Harper, 1922. First Edition Thus. Original Wraps. First printing of chapters from the Twain autobiography later published in 1924. Also includes an exceptional Jello ad illustrated by Maxfield Parrish. A very handsome copy. Light shelf/edge war, portion of spine missing at head and heel, closed tears at hinges...   Item #3537
Price: $35.00
 

The Harvard Crimson. Vol. 61. No. 1-95, Feb. 12, 1912 through June 20, 1912.

Boston, MA: Harvard, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Draft copy of Article III, Sect. 7 for the voting system of Harvard class elections laid in. Moderate shelf wear (paper edges though), minor damage at heel, minor rubbing at tips, paper boards sunned, slight curl to boards, very light moisture mark at...   Item #2813
Price: $175.00
 

The Harvard Crimson. Vol. 62:. No. 1 Through 109, Sept. 20, 1912 - Feb. 7 1912.

Boston, MA: Harvard, 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Moderate shelf wear (paper edges though), light damage at head and heel, minor rubbing at tips, paper boards sunned/toned, very light moisture mark at fore edge and top10/3/2005 (does not penetrate to text), else tight, bright and unmarred. Halfbound, burgundy leather spine and...   Item #2814
Price: $175.00
 

History of Penobscot County, Maine:. With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches.

Cleveland, OH: Williams, Chase & Co. 1882. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Well crafted text richly illlustrated with steel-plate engravings. Noted flaws notwithstanding, a handsome copy of this rather uncommon edition. Light shelf wear, boards through at fore-edge, closed split at bottom of front hinge, endpages evenly toned, sporadic ghost images...   Item #3560
Price: $550.00
 

History of the Bible.

Albany, NY: Shaw, 1831. Full Leather. Overall, a rather nice match for a thumb bible, with charming illustrations. Light shelf wear, gilt lightly worn at spine, pastedowns appear to be missing, light, even toning, else tight and unmarred. Full brown leather, gilt lettering and decorative elements. Small 64mo. (2in x....   Item #2695
Price: $275.00
 

History of York County, Maine :. With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men and Pioneers.

Philadelphia: Everts & Peck/Lippincott Press, 1880. First Edition. Hardcover. Well crafted text richly illlustrated with steel-plate engravings. Overall, a handsome copy of this rather uncommon edition. Light shelf/edge wear, three tips and area of bottom board through, touch of soiling at title page, minor rubbing at spine, small nick at...   Item #3558
Price: $650.00
 

The Illustrated London News. Coronation Record Number.

London: Illustrated London News & Sketch, 1937. First Edition. Original Wraps. The Coronation of King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth. Lovely images and exceptional color plates throughout. A presentable copy of this lovely coronation item. Moderate shelf wear, light foxing at text block edges (non-penetrating), light sunning at front edges...   Item #2827
Price: $25.00
 

Memorial of the European and North American Railway Company of Maine:. Map and Supporting Text.

Washington DC: Gov. Printing Office, 1865. First Edition Thus. Disbound. A handsome copy of this early Gov. issue map. Disbound, light toning, small closed tear in map near binding tab (not to border), else clean. 8vo. 37pp plus map. 31"x25" (b/w).  Item #4366
Price: $145.00
 

New England Magazine:. An Illustrated Monthly (Vol. XIII. No. 6).

Boston: Warren F. Kellogg, 1896. First Edition Thus. Original Wraps. Light shelf/edge wear (overlapped paper wraps show minor tears and chips), small chip at head, else tight, bright and unmarred.  Item #3536
Price: $25.00
 

Sport and the Horse:. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. From the library of noted architect and writer on architecture, J. Sadler. Sadler was prone to marginalia and laying in clippings and ephemera related to a given book’s subject. The presence of marginal notes or marks will be noted...  Item #4572
Price: $25.00
 

Temple of Azure Clouds:. Hall of Arhats.

Beijing: Beijing Handicraft Corporation, 1979. First Edition (Presumed). Original Wraps. Text in Chinese. Laid in "Foreward" includes English translation. Includes images of all the the 500 hundred statues in the Hall of Arhats. A very handsome copy of this exceptional collection of images. Minor shelf/edge wear, else tight, bright and...   Item #3694
Price: $45.00
 

The University And The City.

Cambridge, MA: Harvard Today Publications, 1969. First Edition. Staplebound Wraps. The second of a series on broad Harvard/Boston matters (the first being "The University and its Resources"). A rather nice copy of this interesting period piece. Very minor shelf wear, touch of sunning at top and spine, else tight, bright...   Item #2833
Price: $45.00
 

XVII Olympiad - Rome 1960:. Organization of the Games in Rome; History of the Games (in Two Volumes).

Rome: Banca Commerciale Italiana, 1960. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Unusual to find in such nice condition. A handsome set. Hint of toning at board edges, else tight, bright and unmarred. Slipcase shows light shelfwear, light toning at rear and top, else tight and clean. Halfbound, beige cloth spine cream stiff...   Item #4332
Price: $75.00
 

Enough of Pessimism: 100 Essays:. Insights into the imperatives of science and the modern world.

Washington DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1985. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Association copy. The author was editor of 'Science' magazine. Signed by the author. With laid in letter from author to a noted Harvard scientist. A very handsome copy. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ show light shelf...   Item #2897
Price: $75.00
 

Treehouses.

London: Robert Hale Limited, 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. One of the benchmark books on the subject. Richly illustrated with schematics. A very handsome copy. Tight, bright and unmarred. DJ shows very minor shelf/edge wear, else bright and clean. Black textured paper boards, gilt lettering, green endpages, frontispiece. 8vo. 192pp. Illus...   Item #4186
Price: $65.00
 


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