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The American Kitchen Magazine (November 1900 Volume XIV, No. 2)
Boston, The Home Science Publishing Company. 1900. Soft Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 48pp. Illustrated wraps. Cover is mildly age-toned, contents are clean, front cover and corners of first 3 pages slighty dog-eared, faint "Sample Copy" stamped on lower fornt cover. Articles include "Thanksgiving Notes" by Mary J. Lincoln, "Training Children in Dietetics" and others, plus numerous recipes and period ads. A nice copy. Good.
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Book number: 001973
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2241]
Catalogue: Cooking
Keywords: Cooking Cuisine Baking Periodical Ephemera

 
The Amesbury Home of Whittier
Amesbury, Massachusetts, The Whittier Press. Soft Cover, Oblong 8vo. 30pp. No date circa 1920. Grey card stock wraps. Cover and contents are in very good condition. Photos and descriptions of the home of John Greenleaf Whittier. Very Good.
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Book number: 003244
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 34 | £UK 30.5 | JP¥ 4483]
Catalogue: Ephemera
Keywords: Poet

 
The Artist's Assistant, in the Study and Practice of Mechanical Sciences. Calculated for the Improvement of Genius
London and Brmingham, Printed for the Author and G. Robinson and M. Swinney. 1785. Disbound, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 288pp. No date, circa 1780s. Covers missing, spine partially missing, frontispiece, title page and preface in facsimile only, all plates are present including 4 full page plates and 6 folding plates. Th main body of the text is complete. Text block is tight, contents are lightly soiled/dampstained, and occasionally foxed, mainly in margins. Sold as is. Poor.
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Book number: 003413
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 63.75 | £UK 57 | JP¥ 8405]

 
Von Aubérive Bis Brimont Bilder Aus Der Champagne Dritte Folge Herausgegeben Von Der Schriftleitung Der Champagne-Kriegszeitung 1918 Gedruckt IM Felde in Der Armeedruckerei Der L. Armee
Berlin, Stellvertretenden Generalstabes. 1918. Soft Cover. 143pp. Text in German. Lower half of spine chipped, mild fading to covers, text mildly toned, inscription dated and signed on reverse of title page, occasional pencilled notations. Profusely illustrated. Very Good.
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Book number: 002799
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.5 | £UK 38 | JP¥ 5603]
Catalogue: Military
Keywords: "WW I" Germany History

 
A Balsamic Ditty
Seth W. Fowle & Sons. 1883. Soft Cover, 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. 16pp. Yellow pictorial wraps, sewn binding. Moderate soiling and spotting to covers, contents are toned and occasionall lightly spotted, but mostly clean. cover barely attached. A story told in rhyme for each letter of the alphabet, with each letter accompanied by a small but finely-detailed engraving, extolling the wonders of Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry for numerous ailments, plus testimonials and endorsements for Peruvian Syrup. A very attractive primer. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 001687
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.75 | £UK 26.5 | JP¥ 3922]
Catalogue: Medicine
Keywords: Quackery Cure-alls Ephemera Collectible

 
(HART, JOSEPH)
The Barren Fig-Tree.
New York, American Tract Society. Soft Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 12pp. Printed wrappers. Occasional light spotting, corners creased, but in overall nice condition. Publication No. 148 of American Tract Society. Good.
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Book number: 001857
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.75 | £UK 26.5 | JP¥ 3922]
Keywords: Evangelical Parable Religion

 
(NO AUTHOR STATED)
Boston and Maine Railroad Rules Governing the Use and Care of Air-Brake Equipment and Air-Signal Equipment
Boston, General Superintendent's Office. 1906. Hard Cover, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 64pp. Red cloth, gilt lettering. Covers soiled and spotted but lettering is bright and boards are firm. Contents are age-toned but quite clean. Rules, instructions and diagrams. Good.
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Book number: 000768
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.75 | JP¥ 1121]
Keywords: Railroad Trains Engineering and Technology

 
Brookline - Past and Present
1895. Soft Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 16 +13 unnumbered pages. Printed wraps, rear cover and pages 17-20 missing, tape repair to front cover, contents age-toned, some chipping and short tears, owner's name on front free endpaper. An irreverent and flippant, but humorous description of Brookline, New Hampshire and its residents in 1895 by the author of "The Hollis Bible". A very scarce item. Poor.
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Book number: 002468
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.75 | £UK 26.5 | JP¥ 3922]
Catalogue: Humor
Keywords: "Brookline New Hampshire" "Thomas S. Hittinger" Ephemera

 
Buddha Auswahl Aus Dem Palikanon
Berlin, Brandus'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung. 1921, '. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 895pp. Text in German. Green paper over boards, cloth backing, spine gilt lettered and intricately decorated. LIght chipping to spine ends, slight fading to board perimeters, contents are in clean and in sound condition, binding is tight. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 002670
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 | £UK 19 | JP¥ 2802]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Buddhism Germany Religion

 
(OUTCAULT, R.F.)
Buster Brown Goes Shooting and Other Stories
New York, Cupples & Leon Co. 1907. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Unpaginated (33pp). Text and color illustrations on each page. Light soil and edgewear to boards, spine chipped but mostly intact, contents are clean and unmarked. Other stories include "Buster Brown Plays David and Goliath" and "Buster Brown and the Donkey". A scarce title. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 001719
USD 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 80.75 | £UK 72 | JP¥ 10646]
Catalogue: Children's
Keywords: Juvenile Children's "Buster Brown"

 
(NOTES BY E.M.)
A Catechism That Is to Say an Instruction to Be Learned of Every Person , Before He Be Brought to Be Confirmed by the Bishop
London, Society for Promoting Christioan Knowledge. 1900. Hard Cover, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 56pp. 42nd thousand. Pictorial paper over boards. Contains 12 full page color illustrations, much in gilt. Some soiling and small nicks to covers, binding is sound and tight. Owner's name and date on front endpaper, slight offsetting of illustrations to text, but contents are otherwise clean. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 000456
USD 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | £UK 7 | JP¥ 1009]
Catalogue: Illustrated
Keywords: Religion Christian Catechism Catholocism Religion Color Plates

 
A Century of Russian Ballet: Documents and Eyewitness Accounts, 1810-1910
U.S.A. Oxford University Press (Clarendon). 1991, First Edition. (ISBN: 0193164167). Hard Cover. 444pp. Blue cloth, gilt spine lettering. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 003364
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.5 | £UK 38 | JP¥ 5603]
Catalogue: Performing Arts
Keywords: Ballet Elssler Didelot Petipa Dance 0193164167

 
Charles Dickens. The Story of His Life. & Speeches, Letters, and Sayings of Charles Dickens. (2 Volumes Bound Togrther )
New York, Harper & Brothers. 1870. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 110, 147, 4pp ads. Green cloth, gilt spine lettering. Spine ends and corners frayed, slight bubbling to the boards, contents age-toned, but clean. bookseller's label on front pastedown, inscription on front free endpaper. These are 2 separate titles bound together, both with the text in the same 2 column format. Very Good.
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Book number: 002931
USD 325.00 [Appr.: EURO 275.75 | £UK 246 | JP¥ 36421]
Keywords: Author Oratory Biography

 
(NO AUTHOR STATED)
The Children's Bible Story-Book.
New York, Francis B. Felt & Co. 1871. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 290pp. Brown cloth, gilt lettering to cover and spine. Front cover and spine nearly detached, covers stained and worn. Endpapers torn and wrinkled, rear endpaper missing, partly disbound, occasional pencil marks, soiling and thnumbing marks. Sections on The Old Testament and The New Testament, 15 hand-colored illustrations including title page. The illustrations are for the most part clean and sound. Poor.
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Book number: 000708
USD 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | £UK 7 | JP¥ 1009]
Catalogue: Children's
Keywords: Hand-Colored Juvenile Religion Collectible Color Plates

 
(FOSTER, T.J., MANAGER)
Circular of Information of the International Correspondence Schools ; a System of Home Study in Steam Engineering.
Scranton, PA, The Colliery Engineer Co. 1897. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 88pp. Stapled printed wraps. Very light wear to spine ends. Exterior and interior are unusually clean. Descriptions of courses and instruction and directory of instructors. 2 fold-out plates and other in text illustrations. Anearly publication, NOT a reprint. Very Good.
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Book number: 001233
USD 9.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | £UK 7 | JP¥ 1009]
Catalogue: Educational
Keywords: Engines Locomotives Engineering and Technology

 
(ANDERSON, ELBERT)
Claims on the United-States by the Late Contractor for the State of New -York, &C.
New-York, War Department. First Edition. Hard Cover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 179, 24pp. Paper over boards, title to spine. Binding is shaken and split in 2, contents are tanned, foxed and partially dampstained, text is complete. It is said that the name "Uncle Sam" originated as result of Anderson's claim. Anderson sold meat to the US Army, which came from a meatpacker named Samuel Wilson. The meat was stamped EAUS (Elbert Anderson United States). The soldiers joked that the initials stood for Elbert Anderson and Uncle Sam. A scarce book. Poor.
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Book number: 003115
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 63.75 | £UK 57 | JP¥ 8405]
Catalogue: American History
Keywords: "Uncle Sam" Military

 
The Code of 1650, Being a Compilation of the Earliest Laws and Orders of the General Court of Connecticut, Also, the Constitution, or CIVIL Compact, Eneterd Into and Adopted by the Towns of Windsor, Hartford, and Wethersfield in 1938-9.
Hartford, S. Andrus and Son. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 119pp. Contemporary blue stamped binding, gilt lettering and ornate gilt design to spine. Spine ends lightly chipped, corners lightly rubbed, spine sunned but gilt still bright, text is clean, unmarked, and probably unread, binding is tight. An early edition circa 1830s-1840s. An attractive and well-preserved book. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 002637
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2241]
Catalogue: Law
Keywords: Crime Statutes Regional

 
(DONALDSON, ALEXANDER, PRINTER)
The Complete Letter-Writer. Containing Familiar Letters on the Most Common Occasions in Life. Also a Variety of Elegant Letters for the Direction and Embellishment of Style, on Business, Duty, Amusement, Love, Courtship, Marriage, Friendship,... . .
Edinburgh, Printed for Alexander Donaldson. 1781. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 230 +9pp contents. Full leather, leather label. Covers worn and scuffed, free endpapers lacking, joints tender, contents tanned and foxed, minor dampstaining to last pages,drawing and doodling on front pastedown, strip torn from lower margin of last page, no loss of text, former owner's name on title page. A very early edition of this title. Good.
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Book number: 003546
USD 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 381.75 | £UK 340.75 | JP¥ 50430]
Catalogue: Collectible
Keywords: Business and Industry How-to and Hobbies

 
Crofutt's New Overland Tourist, and Pacific Coast Guide.
Omaha, Nebraska, The Overland Publishing Company. 1880. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 281pp, large folding map,18 engraved folding plates and numerous illustrations. Red stiff pictorial wraps. Moderate cover soil and light wear. Contents are age-toned but otherwise unmarked. The large folding color map is 40 x 22 inches, is browned and fragile, and has extensive tears along several folds, but is complete and unmarked. The engraved plates show wonderful panoramic views of many national park sights. The folding map, though it is fragile, is rarely found in this guidebook. Good.
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Book number: 002600
USD 265.00 [Appr.: EURO 225 | £UK 200.75 | JP¥ 29697]
Keywords: Tourism Sightseeing California Yosemite American West

 
The Daily Graphic, March 4, 1873 (Volume 1 Number 1)
New York, The Daily Graphic. 1873, First Edition. Soft Cover, Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. 8pp. 20 x 14 newspaper. Pages are age-toned and edges chipped, pages loose but newspaper is complete. The first appearance of this publication (VOLUME 1, NUMBER1). The Daily Graphic was probably the first illustrated newspaper in America. Besides this being the first issue of the newspaper, the highlight is coverage and illustrations of President Grant's second Inaugural March 4, 1873. Good.
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Book number: 002920
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 63.75 | £UK 57 | JP¥ 8405]
Keywords: Ephemera Collectible

 
(DICKENS, CHARLES)
Dame Durden: Little Woman from the Bleak House of Charles Dickens.
New York, Redfield. 1855. Hard Cover, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 175pp. No date, but circa 1855. Green blind-stamped cloth, gilt decoration on spine. Boards have edgewear and darkening, spine is chipped at head and tail and darkened (probably charred from fire), but contents are foxed and occasionally dampstained. There is some splitting at front hinge and frontispiece is partially loose. Fair.
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Book number: 000842
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 42.5 | £UK 38 | JP¥ 5603]
Keywords: Jellyby Guardian Caddy Woodcourt Turkeydrop

 
(DICKENS, CHARLES)
Dickens's Continental ABC Railway Guide
London, Macmillan & Co.. Hard Cover, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 320pp. Brown pebbled boards. Spine missing, front hinge tender, front endpapers corners chipped, library stamp and numberon title page and contents page and 2 other pages, contents otherwise claean and text block is tight. Train schedules and fares of European cities. Aan uncommon publication by the eldest son of Charles Dickens. Fair.
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Book number: 003446
USD 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 72.25 | £UK 64.5 | JP¥ 9526]
Keywords: Railroads Trains Travel Europe Transportation

 
(KENNEDY, GRACE)
Dunallan : Or, Know What You Judge (Vol. II)
Exeter, 1828. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. 224pp. Full calf, gilt spine lettering. Binding shows only light wear, rear cover scuffed and abraded, binding is tight, contents are lightly toned, owners names written on front free endpaper and title page, author's name written on title page, small dampstain to margins of first 6 leaves. A very well-preserved little volume. Good.
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Book number: 002586
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15.25 | JP¥ 2241]
Keywords: Catharine Walderford Oswald Elizabeth

 
(FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY, PUBLISHER)
The East Coast of Florida. The New Florida. General Information and Hotel List 1901-1902 (Florida East Coast Railway)
St. Augustine, FL, Florida East Coast Railway. 1901. Soft Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 95pp. Full-color printer wraps, 7x4 1/4 inches. 2 maps including 1 fold-out, golf course layouts, numerous half-tone illustrations. A well-preserved guidebook describing the cities situated along the Florida East Coast Railway route, with descriptions of prominent hotels and resorts in each town. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 001476
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 106.25 | £UK 94.75 | JP¥ 14008]
Keywords: "Henry Flagler" Resorts Hotels Railroad Tourist Ephemera

 
Eastern Branch National Home D.V. S.
Augusta, Maine, Eastern Branch National Home D.V.S. 1908. Soft Cover, Oblong 4to. Unpaginated 42pp. Grey stock wraps, red, white and blue ribbon tie. Light cover soil, light foxing to margin of one page, centerfold page loose but present. Photos of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, formerly known as Togus. Numerous photos of the campus as well as several interior views. Very Good.
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Book number: 003241
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.75 | £UK 26.5 | JP¥ 3922]
Catalogue: Military
Keywords: Maine Veterans Togus Kennebec Augusta Hallowell Gardiner Ephemera Regional

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