London: Elliot Stock, 1881-1883. First edition, 3 volumes, 8vo; pages slightly browned, some signatures starting, extremities rubbed, covers and spines soiled and stained, spine bottoms frayed, tops of spines chipped to level of pages, spine of vol. I partially detached, else good in contemporary white paper covered boards, paper printed levels on spine. Three volumes dating from December 1881 to May 1883. Ex-MHS.
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. Folio, unpaged (over 500 pages); contemporary blind-tooled reverse calf, edged in gilt-ruled calf, red and black gilt morocco spine labels ("Military Abstract Act, 1852"), marbled endpapers; edges rubbed and worn, small loss to spine head; interior about fine. Printed at head of each double-page: "Monthly Abstract of locations on Public Lands, 'subject to private entry,' made for the month ending [blank] at the Land Office at [blank] on Military Land Warrant Certificates, issued pursuant to the Act of Con0gress entitled 'An act to make Land Warrants assignable and for other purposes,' approved March 22, 1852." All leaves blank save two, frustratingly enough, somewhere in the middle of the textblock, with entries dated 1856 and 1859.
London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1864. 8vo, unpaged; text printed in red and black within decorative borders; contemporary full black blind-tooled morocco, gilt-lettered spine in 6 compartments, raised bands, a.e.g., marbled endpapers; extremities and spine bands rather rubbed; Thomas family armorial library bookplate accomplished in manuscript with their motto "Secret et Hardi" on front pastedown; very good and sound.
Oxford: University Press, ca. 1875 or earlier. 32mo, pp. 500; bound with: Proper lessons to be read at Mattins and Evensong on the Sundays and other holy-days throughout the year, Oxford: University Press, ca. 1890, unpaginated; bound with, as issued: The New Testament, same imprint, unpaginated; together in full contemporary brown decorative morocco, upper cover stamped in blind, central ornament of flowers and stars gilt, red, and blue, two estucheons bearing the words "Church services," covers with brass edges and clasp, a.e.g., yellow glazed endpapers; contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper; about fine.
London: by the assigns of Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, deceas'd, 1710. 8vo, unpaginated; engraved frontispiece of Queen Anne, engraved title-p., and 53 engraved plates; ESTC T166975; bound with: The Whole Book of Psalms, collected into English metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others… London: William Pearson for Company of Stationer, 1707; unpaginated; not in ESTC; together in full contemporary calf recently rebacked to match, gilt-lettered spine in 6 compartments, marbled endpapers; both works ruled in red throughout; pages trimmed close, occasionally touching a letter or two, uneven browning due to paper quality; very good. Later (1808) ownership inscription on rear flyleaf.
New York: John B. Alden, 1884. vol. 1, no. 3 (Irving Library vol. 1, no. 76), 12mo, pp. , 53 - 67,  (ads); tan printed paper wrappers, small stain on bottom edge, light chipping in back, very good. A small literary serial that served mainly as an advertisement for the publisher's monographs. This issue an excerpt of Prescott's Ferdinand and Isabella followed by excerpts of orders from around the world and lists offering books in a variety of styles and price points. For 25 cents a year, "The Book-Worm will come to you redolent with the odor of books, the choicest products of the wit and eloquence of fifty centuries ... you will be tempted beyond the power of most mortals to resist, and will probably yield - to your cost in many dollars, but to your infinite increase in wealth of knowledge and of pleasure.
New York Public Library: 1943. Only edition, 8vo, xiii-[xiv] & 573-pp., frontis portrait of Lydenberg; fine copy in orig. maroon cloth, without a dust-jacket, as issued. Contributed essays on varied aspects of books and the book trade, by authors such as Lawrence Wroth, Randolph G. Adams, Charles Eberstat, H.L. Mencken, Emily Skeel, Margaret Stillwell, Charles Goodspeed, George Parker Winship, Archibald MacLeish, and John Mulholland.
New York: A. C. Armstrong & Son; London: Elliot Stock, 1888 - . 5 volumes (first thru fifth series, of 7), large 8vo, original morocco-grained brown cloth-backed green cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine, fore- and bottom edges uncut; tops of spine slightly chipped, texts variously toned, and several hinges starting to crack, but generally a good, and reasonably sound set of the first 5 volumes. The series extended to 7 volumes, ending in 1894. Bookplates of Jacob Chernofsky. An interesting compilation, with much on rare books, typography, libraries, maps, manuscripts, forgeries, etc. Ulrich & Kup, p. 147: "A fine all-around periodical for collectors, bibliophiles, and librarians." Succeeds Book-Lore (1884-87), which itself was a continuation of The Bibliographer (1881-84).
Boston: Printed for the Society, 1930. First edition, 8vo, printed at the Merrymount Press, pp. xii, 117-; ornamented title-p., 40 full-p. illus. (mostly portraits); original olive green cloth-backed rose paper-covered boards, gilt-titled spine and front cover, t.e.g., printed presentation plate at inside front cover; extremities worn, revealing boards at lower corners, else very good. Smith 707.
Boston: Bradley Fertilizer Co., 1887. 8vo, pp. 48; pictorial paper wrappers (depicting an Indian among corn and a birds eye view of the factory); includes monthly calendar and sales material for fertilizer, including a history of the product, advice for how to use it in particular crops, and customer testimony. Covers a little rubbed; the top left corner has been punctured and a loop of string is drawn through for hanging.
London: Jones and Co., [ca. 1850's]. 2 volumes; 8vo, pp.812; , -1624; text in double column, engraved frontispiece and engraved title page, marbled endpapers, NY bookseller/binder ticket of Henry Miller on rear paste-downs, inscription and some mild dampstaining to prelims, front hinge starting in vol. 1, extremeties a bit rubbed, else a very good set in contemporary black morocco over marbled boards with gilt-decorated spines, raised bands.
[Burma (?): circa mid-late 19th century.]. Accordion fold book on parabaik paper, 8" x 17" x 4¼"; pp 162; text likely in Shan, mostly in black with some red details; front pastedown introduction in manuscript with elaborate border in red and black; decorated boards with relief design in red and gold with glass details, edges gilt. Boards dusty and lightly worn, lower board cracked, some dampstaining in the first few pages, very good and sound. A large example of a Southeast Asian accordion book.
Providence: Published by the Library, 1919-1931. First edition, 3 vols in 5, sm 4to; pp. [vii], 240; [ii], 241-510, ; [iv], 250; , 251-521, ; [vi], 310; printed by The Merrymount Press, previous owner's name on front paste down, minor edgewear, some upper spine ends frayed, edge of upper cover of v.II, part II has small section presumeably chewed away, else very good in original brown cloth-backed boards with upper cover decorated in gilt and gilt-lettered spine.
City of Washington: printed by order of Congress, 1840. First edition of the second general catalogue of the Library of Congress, 8vo, pp. vii, , -747; contemporary black morocco-backed marbled boards, very scuffed and rubbed, front joint separating, but the binding itself is sound. "Greenville College Library" in ink at the top of the title-page.