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The Doctrines of Friends: Or Principles of the Christian Religion as Held By The Society of Friends Commonly Called Quakers by Bates, Elisha

Montpleasant, Ohio: Elisha Bates, 1825. The author was a prominent Friend or Quaker in Ohio during the 1820s and 1830s. Bates became the publisher of The Philanthropist, from 1818 to 1822. The Philanthropist was the first anti-slavery newspaper in the U…

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Ben. Johnson's Plays in Two Volumes by Jonson, Ben

Dublin, Ireland: S. Powell, 1729. Extremely rare set of both volumes. This two volume set shows the ravages of its almost 300 year history. Full calf binding. Volume I: Contains: Volpone; or, the Fox; Catiline his Conspiracy; Bartholomew Fair; Sejanu…

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Newton Forster or the Merchant Service by Marryat, Captain Frederick

Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1896. Marble boards with gilt with three quarter leather cover. Spine has raised detail along spine and gilt titles with anchor design. There is rubbing to the spine. Marbled endpapers. Book is separated from leather c…

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The Little Savage by Marryat, Captain Frederick

Boston: Dana Estes & Company, 1896. Marble boards with gilt with three quarter leather cover. Spine has raised detail along spine and gilt titles with anchor design. Half the exterior spine is missing. Marbled endpapers. Front cover is mostly detac…

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Hold Fast to Dreams: Writings Inspired by Zoltan Kodaly by Bacon, Denise

Wellesley, Massachusetts: Kodaly Center of America, 1993. 8vo size trade paperback; 249 heavyweight, glossy pages with a few black and white photographs. Photo illustrated covers. First Edition with full numberline. Book is divided into sections with mul…

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History of Essex County, Massachusetts with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men by Hurd, D. Hamilton

Philadelphia: J.W. Lewis & Co., 1888. Two substantial, heavy volumes, weighing close to 20 pounds. Both disbound with covers detached. Leather spine and corners trimmed in gilt over maroon patterned cloth. Gilt borders all around. Leather spine has…

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The Literary Emporium; Compendium of Religious, Literary and Philosophical Knowledge Vol I & II 1845

New York: J. K. Wellman, 1846. Rare and highly collectible, contains one the first printings of Edgar Allan Poe's (listed as Edgar A. Poe in the table of contents) famous poem, The Raven (nevermore.) The last entry in the book is Poe's on pages 3…

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Odes of Anacreaon Translated into English Verses with Notes by Thomas Moore

London: John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1800. First Thomas Moore edition. Contains four copper engravings by T. Nugent. Thomas Moore was an Irish poet, entertainer and translator. Moore is considered Ireland's national poet. He studied law at Middle T…

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No Time for Rest by Cutler, Robert

Boston: Little Brown, 1966. Very rare book. Robert Cutler (1895-1974) was the first United States National Security Advisor. The position was created for him by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Cutler served in the United States Army, eventually being pr…

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Platform Echoes: Living Truths from Head and Heart by Gough, John B

Hartford, CT: A.D. Worthington & Co. , 1886. Title page says: Platform Echoes: Or Living Truths for Head and Heart illustrated by nearly five hundred thrilling anecdotes and incidents humorous stories, personal experiences and adventures, touching h…

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Through the Wheat by Boyd, Thomas

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1923. Very rare 1923 First Edition 8vo size green clothbound hardcover, with gilt titles on spine and front cover; 266 deckle edged pages. Thomas Boyd (1898-1935) was a young United States Marine who served in Fran…

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Our Village: Sketches of Rural Character and Scenery by Mitford, Mary Russell

London: Geo. B. Whittaker, 1824. 1824 second edition of this rare, collectible volume. The first of five books in a series by the author "of sketches of village scenes and vividly drawn characters was based upon life in (the village of) Three Mile C…

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Form of Prayers and Blessings of Israel with an English Translation

Brooklyn, NY: Hebrew Publishing Company, 1901. Unique Handmade Ivory and Brass Cover on Rare 1901 Siddur (Jewish Prayerbook) Form of Prayers and Blessings of Israel with an English Translation published by the Hebrew Publishing Company, Brooklyn, New Yor…

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Herodias by Flaubert, Gustave

Paris: Societe Des Beaux Arts, 1890. Three quarter leather, dark green morocco marbled boards. Edgewear and worn corners; bumped back bottom corner. Disbound: both front and rear boards are detached and included. Front board and fep detached together. …

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The Odes of Anacreon by Moore, Thomas

London: J. Carpenter, 1803. The Odes of Anacreon translated into English verse with Notes by Thomas Moore, Esquire 12mo size, (2) two-volume three-quarter leather bound set with deckle edged pages. Maroon buckram centers the covers which are trimmed in l…

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