Warren, PA: E.T. Hazeltine, n.d. [1880's]. Oblong 8vo, consisting of 10 chromolithographs on card, each depicting a different type of vessel, including a racing yacht, an ocean steamer, a bark, a Long Island Sound steamer, a brig, a Mississippi River steamboat, a three-masted schooner, etc., each identified on the verso with a line drawing of the vessel and explanatory text, the whole tied together, as issued, with maroon thread. Distributed on behalf of Piso's Cure for Consumption, sold by druggists. The chromolithographs were done by Geo. Harris & Sons, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York. Small crease in front cover and front hinge tender, else very good, attractive.
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[Washington, DC? n. p., 1880]. 8vo, pp. 16; printed self-wrappers; some soiling and smudging to wrappers, all else very good. US type founders here argue against abolishing a 25% tariff on British type, "a measure for the relief of British founders, at the expense of those in the United States" (p. 6). OCLC locates 3 copies only.
Washington: U. S. Government Printing Office?], 1860. 8vo, pp. 247, ; contemporary quarter leather bound marble boards, gilt-border spine in six compartments with morocco labels in two; marbled edges; boards rubbed, textblock clean and tight. Senate Ex. Doc. No. 38, 36th Congress 1st session. On the difficulty caused Prussian-born American citizens when they choose to visit their country of birth.
St. Paul: H.M. Smyth & Co., printers, 1878. 8vo, pp. 88; without the folding map of Minnesota found in some copies; original gray printed wrappers, soiled, slight chipping at edges, remains of old label adhered at upper wrapper; generally a good copy of a promotional pamphlet for immigrants, addressed: "To Laboring Men… To Landless Men… To All Men, of moderate means, and men of wealth, who will accept homes in a beautiful and prosperous country…"
St. Paul: for gratuitous circulation, by Girart Hewitt, 1867. 8vo, 36pp., a fine copy in orig. blue printed wrappers and scarce thus. Wrappers with different letterpress than the above, and now bound without the ads; text identical. Howes H-455 (not mentioning the different issues for the year 1867).
Red Wing, Minn. Red Wing Printing Co., Steam Print, 1880. 8vo, pp. ,  ads; 5 vignette woodcuts in the text plus several illus. ads at the back; a very good copy in orig. yellow printed wrappers; there is a cancel slip tipped to the title-page, changing the dates of the fair to September 14-17, 1880.
London: Monotype Corporation Limited, 1958. 4to, pp. 21, ; photoreproductive plates and text illustrations throughout; printed paper wrappers, near fine. Commemorating the exhibition held at Monotype House of lettering and type designs by Eric Gill. Laid in is a bifolium of photos from the exhibition, a photo of Eric Gill guiding the hand of W. I. Burch, and a transcript of the address opening the exhibit from Sir John Rothenstein.
London: Longman, [et. al.], 1858. 1 (of 2) vols., royal 8vo, pp. 4, cxxxvi-[cxl], 669-, 3 [ads]; 2 facsimiles in color (1 folding); ex-library copy with usual markings, small crack in upper hinge, small chip at top of spine, spine and extremities rubbed (one corner extremely so), covers a little scuffed, else a good or better, sound copy in contemporary quarter brown morocco gilt over black paper covered boards. These works are related to the origination of the Franciscan order in England (1226). The first work, by Thomas Eccleston, is a history of the Franciscan order and particularly its settlement and progress in England (ca. 1258). The second is a collection of letters by Adam de Marisco who founded the Franciscan college at Oxford (d. 1257-1258?). The third is a register which records the founding of the Friars Minors in London. The introduction provides a history of the Franciscan order, description of the manuscripts and background for the texts. The first printing of these documents.
London: G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1787. Thick 8vo, pp. , ii, , xxxi, , 175, , 187, , 299; original pig-backed paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered spine in 6 compartments, edges uncut; old ink splatters on spine and upper cover, edges rather scuffed, else a very good copy of this installment in its original form. Contents include "Some Account of De Foe"; "Distinct Characters of Macbeth and Richard III"; "Estimate of Dr. Johnson's Critical Abilities"; "Account of a new Electrical Fish"; "Advertisement for the expected Return of the Comet of 1532 and 1661"; "An Essay on Portable Furnaces"; "Letters on the Breeding and Treatment of Silk Worms"; and "Interesting Particulars respecting the Death of Captain Cook"
[New York: New Directions, c1957. First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 264; original bright red cloth, title on spine in white, some wear to extremities and browning to acidic pages, else very good in torn, tattered, and creased dust jacket. Contains Henry Miller's "Obscenity in Literature" and an excerpt from Jack Kerouac's On the Road before it was published. Shifreen and Jackson 50.
New York: Exposition Publications, Inc., 1939. First edition, 8vo., pp. 199, ; numerous black & white photographic illustrations, maps; 1939 postage stamp of World's Fair on front pastedown, World's Fair envelope w/postcards laid in, occasional toning at edges, extremities a bit soiled, upper spine frayed, metal 'World's Fair 1939' bookmark/letter opener laid in (several leaves have top edge closed tears as a result, no loss); overall very good in original orange cloth with Perisphere and Trylon stamped on upper cover.
London: [various publishers], 1850-1913. Incomplete run of 79 volumes, small 4to, in fair to good condition, many with cracked bindings, with chips and other defects, all but a few generally sound, generally in original cloth, some in contemporary half calf; some are ex-library; consisting of 10 volumes November 1849-December 1854; 5th Series, vols. 5-11, plus index; 6th Series, vols. 1-12; 7th Series, vols 1-12 plus index; 8th series vols. 1-12; 9th series, vols. 1-12; 10th Series, vols 1-12 (plus one duplicate); 11th Series, vols. 1-8.
Matriti: ex typographia Divini Officii, apud Antonium Marin, 1753. Small 4to, pp. , 240, 15,  (Festum Sanguinis), 7,  (Officium S. Thuribii),  (Festo S. Euphrasii), 7,  (Lectiones ... Nocturni Infraoctavum S. Rosae a S, Maria),  (In Festo B. M. V. De Gauadalupe Mexicanae); text in double column and printed in red and black throughout; contemporary and almost certainly contemporary limp vellum; front hinge broken, exposing sewing structure, vellum soiled, else good or better. Palau 199043.
London: J.C. Nimmo & Bain, 1881. 12 volumes, 8vo, 48 original etchings of R. de Los Rios; a fine set in half red morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, gilt paneled spines in 6 compartments, gilt lettering in 2, marbled boards and endpapers, t.e.g. Contains Don Quixote (trans. by Motteux, ed. by John Lockhart); Lazarillo de Tormes (trans. by Roscoe); Guzman d'Alfarache (trans. from the French of Le Sage by J.H. Brady); Gil Blas (trans. from the French by Smollett, critical notice by George Saintsbury); Ashmodeus (trans. by Le Sage); The Bachelor of Salamanca (trans. from the French of Le Sage by James Townsend); and Vanillo Gonzales (trans. from the French of Le Sage).