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ROCHE, Regina Maria -- THE CHILDREN OF THE ABBEY, A TALE

ROCHE, Regina Maria -- THE CHILDREN OF THE ABBEY, A TALE. Exeter, 1828. J.&B. Williams, printers. Brown leather covers. Three volumes: 262 pages, 238 pages and 237 pages. Scuffing on cover, particularly on corners. Foxing and moisture damage throughout all three.

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Price: $75.00


 

History


GOODRICH, S.G. -- LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF AMERICAN HISTORY

GOODRICH, S.G. -- LIGHTS AND SHADOWS OF AMERICAN HISTORY. Boston, 1849.Rand and Mann. Brown canvas cover. 320 pages. 15 steel plate illustrations. Cover has corner scuffing and moisture stains. Moisture stains on corners of many pages. Foxing and mold spots throughout, some text transfer.

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Price: $18.00


PREVOST, F. and BLAGDON, F.W. -- THE SPECTATOR IN MINIATURE

PREVOST, F. and BLAGDON, F.W. -- THE SPECTATOR IN MINIATURE. London, 1843. J. & B. Williams, publishers. Green canvas cover. 301 pages. Cover has corner breaks, scuffing. Foxing and mold spots throughout, some text transfer.

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Price: $32.00


JOHNSON, Samuel -- THE LIVES OF THE MOST EMINENT ENGLISH POETS

JOHNSON, Samuel -- THE LIVES OF THE MOST EMINENT ENGLISH POETS. Philadelphia, 1819. Benjamin Warner & Benjamin Buzby, publishers. Leather cover. 351 pages. Cover is very scuffed, some small holes. Foxing and mold spots throughout, some darker moisture damage. Owner's signature.

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Price: $75.00


BARRY, John Stetson -- THE HISTORY OF MASSACHUSETTS

BARRY, John Stetson -- THE HISTORY OF MASSACHUSETTS. Boston, 1857. Henry Barry at No. 20 Washington Street. Dark brown canvas cover. 514 pages. Light corner scuffing on the cover. Foxing and mold spots throughout.

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Price: $35.00


DONALDSON, Paschal -- THE ODD-FELLOWS' OFFERING

DONALDSON, Paschal -- THE ODD-FELLOWS' OFFERING. New York, 1844. Henry D. Loomis, Office of "the Rainbow." Black leather cover. 288 pages. 10 steel plate illustrations. Scuffing on cover, particularly on corners. Binding coming loose. Foxing and mold spots throughout. Moisture damage in some page corners.

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Price: $35.00


HALSTED, William -- REPORTS OF CASES ARGUED AND DETERMINED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, VOLUME 2

HALSTED, William -- REPORTS OF CASES ARGUED AND DETERMINED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY, VOLUME 2. Trenton, New Jersey, 1824. Joseph Justice, Printer. Tan leather cover. 466 pages. Heavy water staining along top of spine, mold spots and dark foxing throughout. Scuffing on cover.

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Price: $50.00


CHASE, Albro -- DIGEST OF THE LAWS, DECISIONS AND ENACTMENTS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS OF THE STATE OF MAINE, 1899

CHASE, Albro -- DIGEST OF THE LAWS, DECISIONS AND ENACTMENTS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS OF THE STATE OF MAINE. Portland, Maine, 1900. Smith & Sale, Printers. Tan leather cover. 161 pages. Light foxing, a few moisture spots.

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Price: $40.00


ROBERTS, Oliver Ayer -- THE MILITARY COMPANY OF THE MASSACHUSETTS NOW CALLED THE ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY OF MASSACHUSETTS 1637 - 1888, VOLUMES I and IV

ROBERTS, Oliver Ayer -- THE MILITARY COMPANY OF THE MASSACHUSETTS NOW CALLED THE ANCIENT AND HONORABLE ARTILLERY COMPANY OF MASSACHUSETTS 1637 - 1888. Boston, 1901. Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers. Red canvas cover. 500 and 512 pages. Illustrated. Some light foxing on interior and pages. Stickers on cover interiors. Scuffing on spines.

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Price: $160.00


HALSTED, William -- REPORTS OF CASES ARGUED AND DETERMINED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY VOLUME 4

HALSTED, William -- REPORTS OF CASES ARGUED AND DETERMINED IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY. Trenton, NJ, 1828. George Sherman, Printer. Brown leather cover. 448 pages plus index. Mold spots and foxing throughout. Some creases, roughing, dog ears. Moisture damage on cover and on interior near spine on early pages.

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Price: $50.00


TEGG, Thomas -- THE YOUNG MAN'S BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE

TEGG, Thomas -- THE YOUNG MAN'S BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE. Philadelphia, PA, 1860. Leary & Getz. Embossed brown leather covers. 404 pages plus ads. Some moisture damage on front pages. Bookworm damage in several pages in back. Cover is loose, hanging by two strings. Rubbing and scuffing on cover, corner damage. Some loose pages. Light mold spots.

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Price: $25.00


BOTTA, Charles -- HISTORY OF THE WAR OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

BOTTA, Charles -- HISTORY OF THE WAR OF THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. New Haven, CT, 1842. L. Candee, Printer. Brown leather covers with marbled endpapers. 472 pages. 8 Steel plate illustrations. Foxing and mold spots throughout. Badly rubbed and scuffed corners and edges of cover. Cover has been taped, two missing spots on the spine.

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Price: $25.00


MCKELVEY, Blake -- ROCHESTER IN THE CIVIL WAR

MCKELVEY, Blake -- ROCHESTER IN THE CIVIL WAR. Rochester, NY, 1944. The Society. Green canvas cover. 266 pages. 8 illustrations. Some foxing around the edges of the interior. Light stains on the cover. Owner's signature on the interior.

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Price: $28.00


LE SAGE, Alain Rene -- HISTOIRE DE GIL BLAS DE SANTILLANE, TOME TROISIEME

LE SAGE, Alain Rene -- HISTOIRE DE GIL BLAS DE SANTILLANE, TOME TROISIEME. Paris, 1818. Chez Genets Jeune. Paper cover with gilding. 391 pages. 3 copper plate illustrations. Front cover is entirely detached. Spine missing. Dark foxing, moisture damage, and mold spots throughout. Small tears in edges of pages.

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Price: $24.00


JOHNSON, Rossiter -- CAMPFIRE AND BATTLE-FIELD

JOHNSON, Rossiter -- CAMPFIRE AND BATTLE-FIELD. Boston and New York, 1894. Gately & O'Gorman and Bryan, Taylor & Co. Press of J.J. Little, New York. Embossed leather and paper cover. 551 pages. Illustrations throughout interior. Front cover and first three pages are detached, as is the back cover. Spine is mostly missing. Light age foxing on interior. Some small tears.

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Price: $24.00


Other


GREENLEAF, Benjamin -- GREENLEAF'S COMMON SCHOOL ARITHMETIC

GREENLEAF, Benjamin -- GREENLEAF'S COMMON SCHOOL ARITHMETIC. New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, 1859. D. Appleton, Mason Brothers, J.B. OLippincott, and William B. Keen. Brown paper cover. 324 pages. Cover is scuffed. Interior has mold spots and foxing throughout, several tears and dog-ears.

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Price: $65.00


SWIFT, Jonathan -- THE WORKS OF DR. JONATHAN SWIFT, VOLUME XII

SWIFT, Jonathan -- THE WORKS OF DR. JONATHAN SWIFT, VOLUME XII. Edinburgh, 1768. A. Donaldson. Brown paper and leather cover. 309 pages. Spine is completely split in half. Dark foxing and text transfer on the interior and mold spots.

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Price: $65.00


PLUTARCH -- PLUTARCH'S LIVES, VOLUME 5

PLUTARCH -- THE FIFFTH AND LAST VOLUME OF PLUTARCH'S LIVES. London, 1686. Printed for Jacon Tonson at the Judges Head in Chancery-lane, near Fleet Street. Brown paper cover. 764 pages. One copper plate illustration. Age foxing, moisture staining and mold spots throughout. Front cover is hanging by two threads. Spine is half missing. First four pages are detached but present. Strong musty odor.

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Price: $265.00


STOW, Baron and SMITH, S.F. -- THE PSALMIST

Stow, Baron and Smith, S.F. -- THE PSALMIST: A NEW COLLECTION OF HYMNS FOR THE BAPTIST CHURCH. Boston, 1854. Gould and Lincoln. Tan paper cover. 801 pages. Rubbing, scuffing and tears on covers. Dark foxing in interior. Some dog-eared corners.

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Price: $18.00


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