Halle (Saale): verlag von Ehrhardt Karrass, 1909. Folio, 14 vols in 7, published from 1909-1922, approximately 1200 plates from a serial collection of facsimile specimens of 15th century type, including initials and decorative type, accompanied by information on the printer, the typeface, font size, and details of the publication. Quarter goat over marbled boards, gilt title on spine; headbands worn, library stamp on endpapers, very good and sound. This project published serially from 1907 to 1939, and totaled 2460 plates by the end of its run. It remains the largest series of type specimen facsimiles for the period.
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Montpelier, [Vt.]: published by J. E. Thompson, 1843. Small 8vo, pp. xv, , -216; 32; original green floral-patterned cloth a bit soiled and worn at extremities, front hinge starting, prelims a bit foxed; all else good and sound. "Theology unconnected with Morality, was a phantom which had seduced or frightened the world into its most terrible and exterminating evils. And that even Christianity, in which Morality, as it seems to have been particularly intended, strikingly predominates over Theology, has been the subject and occasion of the most cruel and murderous dissention." (Note to the Reader). Gilman, Bibliography of Vermont, pp. 1-2: "Dr. Adams was an eminent physician in Vermont, and for many years a resident of Montpelier, where he died in December 1858, aged 71."
London: Printed for R. Sare, T. Sawbridge et al. 1692. First L'Estrange edition, folio, pp. , 28, , 306, 319-480; gatherings S and T switched but the book is complete; this is a variant as noted by ESTC with p. 144 (first occurrence) misnumbered 132; engraved portrait frontispiece of L'Estrange and plate of Aesop surrounded by animals; full speckled calf with a 20th-century rebacking, black morocco label on spine; light wear to boards, dampstain to upper right corner, very good. With the armorial bookplate of John Lord De la Warr. Wing A-706.
Genéve: J.J. Paschoud, An XI - 1803. First edition, 4to, pp. , xv, , 284, ; 17 engraved plates at the back, all composite; contemporary quarter vellum, paste-paper boards, later black leather label lettered in gilt on spine; vellum a little cracked at the spine extremities, edges rubbed and worn, but the binding is sound and the text is clean. In his 1803 treatise Histoire des Conferves d'eau douce, Vaucher (1763-1841), a parish priest turned botanist, described the process of conjugation in certain algae as a distinct sexual process. The phenomena of conjugation is a means of fertilization that takes place in green algae such as Spirogyra. He is credited for describing the development of the networks that occur in the cells of Hydrodictyon (water net algae), and for describing the pyrenoid of algae. The book was reissued in 1830 and again in 4 volumes a few days before his death in 1841. (See Dictionary of Scientific Biography.).
Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1841. First edition, 12mo, pp. 253, ; original green blindstamped cloth, gilt lozenge stamped central on both covers, gilt-stamped spine; top of spine chipped; ownership signature clipped away at top of half title, title page also (mistakenly) cut with same slice, but no loss; all else very good and sound. This copy inscribed by the wife of the author on the flyleaf, "Lucy Bagley from her friend Martha R. Allston." Martha R. (Dana) Allston was the sister of Richard Henry Dana and a cousin of Allston's first wife. This is Washington Allston's only novel. This South Carolina-born author is best known as a painter, but he also wrote this tragic romance of Italian life. The story centers on Monaldi, a young Italian painter, and Maldura, an Italian poet. BAL 501 (binding B with no known priority).
New York: G. & C. Carvill, 1826. First edition, 8vo, pp. 46, ; original drab printed wrappers; tear in the bottom margin of the last 2 leaves (no loss), old small library stamp at top of the front wrapper; all else very good. The exhibition is chiefly on European and Greek arts. American Imprints 25674.
Boston: Isaiah Thomas, Jun., November, 1813. 8vo, pp. 28. With laws, by-laws, and a list of members. Bound with: Jenks, William. An Address to the Members of the American Antiquarian Society, pronounced in King's Chapel, Boston, on their first anniversary, October 23, 1813. Boston: Isaiah Jenks, 1813, pp. 28; removed from binding, light foxing to preliminaries, good and sound. The address was the first annual report of the AAS. Sabin 36030.
[New York: E. B. Clayton, 1839.]. 12mo, pp. 7, ; removed from binding, first page soiled, some underlining in pencil, spine split at extremities. The British and American Steam Navigation Company was a steamship line that operated a regular transatlantic service from 1839 to 1841. American Imprints 53953. LC only in OCLC.
New York: Stringer & Townsend, 1853. First edition, 12mo, pp. 65, ; original printed paper wrappers; faint pencil marks on covers, light foxing, else very good and sound. Without the rare slip containing the Errata, and the notice that Mrs. Mowatt will personate the character of Elizabeth. A dramatization of Leisler's Rebellion and Jacob Leisler's subsequent execution. Elizabeth Oakes Smith was a prolific author, with dozens of works published in the periodicals of the day and seven novels to her name. 2 in OCLC to which we can add the copy at AAS.
Boston: Wentworth & Co., 1855. 8vo, pp. iv, , 26-334; steel-engraved frontispiece, wood-engraved illustrations in the text; original brown blindstamped cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gray; frontispiece foxed in the margins, spine ends chipped level with text block, corners worn; good and sound. A series of "articles treating on the beauties of nature, as seen on the tempest-tossed ocean, or sublimely viewed from the cloud-capped mountain." Included are: The Two Millionaires, by Sarah Fry; "I owe you nothing, Sir"; Notes of a Journey Across the Isthmus of Panama; The Two Passports; Australia and Van Diemen's Land; The Fairy Cup, by Alfred Crowquill; The White Swallow: an Indian Tale; Fowling in Faroe and Shetland; A Fuqueer's Curse; The deserts of Africa; Life in an Indiaman; The Dealer in Wisdom; and, The Key of the Street. The book was also published as The Mirror of the World, by Moulton Hampton [pseud.?]; and, Rovings on Land and Sea, by Henry E. Davenport.
Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1847. First edition, 12mo, pp. x, 11-187, ; 8 wood-engraved plates by Felix O. C. Darley, including the illustrated title page; text block only, lacks wrappers. The plates are on paper which has browned. Howes R-335 ('aa' and calling for 9 plates); Wright I, 2126; Hamilton 594 (calling for 8). OCLC records also note 8 plates.
New York: J. A. Gray, printer and stereotyper, 1860. First edition, 8vo, pp. 15, ; engraved portrait; near fine in original printed green wrappers. Horace Wells was a dentist in Hartford, Conn. who pioneered the use of anesthesia in dentistry, specifically nitrous oxide, first used in December 1844. Inscribed in pencil at the top of the front wrapper: "With compliments of S. Wales." OCLC locates 2 copies: AAS and the Huntington.
Hartford: Case, Lockwood & Brainard, printers, 1870. 8vo, pp. 16; engraved portrait; slight creasing else near fine in original printed green wrappers. Horace Wells was a dentist in Hartford, Conn. who pioneered the use of anesthesia in dentistry, specifically nitrous oxide, first used in December 1844. OCLC locates 2 copies: AAS and the Huntington.
Boston: printed by Geo. C. Rand & Avery, 1861. First edition, 8vo, pp. 56; original printed tan wrappers; slight loosening of the wrappers at the top and bottom; ex-Sheppard Library, Mass. College of Pharmacy, with their stamp on front wrapper, and with a "discard" stamp on the front; all else about fine.
Philadelphia: Collins, printer, 1860. First edition, 8vo, 3 p.l., 5-29, ; very large folding frontispiece "Testimonial" (extending approx. 5 feet) with perhaps as many as 200 facsimile signatures of members of the medical profession; original printed cream wrappers; ex-Sheppard Library, Mass. College of Pharmacy, with their stamp on front wrapper and first page of text, and with a "discard" stamp on the front; all else about fine.
New York: printed and published by Robert Nesbit, 1832. Second American edition, 12mo, pp. 143, , 48 (notes); original printed tan paper-covered boards; very good. Includes a supplementary chapter, "Effect of the Reformation in America." An anti-Catholic work first published in Edinburgh in 1829. American Imprints 13503.
Georgetown, D.C. printed by published by James C. Dunn, 1827. 12mo, pp. xii, -116; removed from binding; first 3 or 4 leaves a little foxed; all else very good. By the Rev. Joseph Blanco White, "formerly chaplain to the King of Spain, in the Royal Chapel of Seville, fellow, and once rector, of the College of St. Mary a Jesu of the same town, synodal examiner of the Diocese of Cadiz, member of the Royal Academy of Belles-Lettres, of Seville ... now a cleric in the Church of England." Written in the form of a dialogue.
[Philadelphia? no publisher given], [1830?]. First edition, 8vo, pp. 18; stitched, as issued; moderately foxed; very good. NUC, locating three copies, notes: "One of the reports made to the U.S. Anti-Masonic Convention at Philadelphia, Sept. 1830; and also published in its volume of proceedings." Contains a full statement of facts regarding the abduction of Capt. Morgan, derived from judicial evidence given in Courts of Justices, authentic documents and personal knowledge of the facts stated. OCLC locates nine copies in likely locations, but the AAS copy is noted in 24 pages. Cummings, p. 77 (without imprint, pagination, or other data).