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1 THE JAMESTOWN EXHIBITION ILLUSTRATED
Norfolk The Seaboard Publishing Company 1907 First Edition Staplebound wraps fine 
R8vo (6¾” x 10"). 16pp. unpaginated. Souvenir booklet with light brown stablebound wraps with titles and photographic illustrations in dark brown. Illustrated througout with photographs with descriptive captions of the buildings and exhibits of the great Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exhibition, which celebrated the 300th anniversary of the first permanent English settlement on the American continent, which ran from April 26th to November 30th, 1907. Photographs include visitors to the fair, clearly showing the fashions of the time. One in a series of exhibitions celebrating the history of America at the turn of the century, The Jamestown Exhibition included exhibits on arts and technology from all states of the union at the time, large military and naval exhibits as well as representation from 20 different nations showcasing arts and technology. In 1917 the exposition site became home to Naval Air Station Hampton Roads (later Naval Station Norfolk). Near fine with faint creasing to the rear cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Hubbard, Elbert LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF ENGLISH AUTHORS. Volume VI, No. 4 ROBERT BURNS
East Aurora Roycrofters 1900 First Edition Sewn Paper Wraps Very good 
8vo (5 3/4" x 7 5/8"). Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 73 - [97]. Issues of Little Journeys were paginated serially. Regular edition with body and copy set in Old Style Antique. Sewn grey paper with titles in black and the Roycrofters device stamped in green. Includes title page with elaborate Arts & Craft border, floriated Arts & Crafts style initials and typographic design after Morris. Portrait of Morris after the painting by Watts opposite pp.14. Printed on Boxmoor paper. Very good with offsetting to ffep and title page fore-edge and foot. McKenna 60; 62. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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GEOGRAPHY ANATOMIZ'D: OR, THE GEOGRAPHICAL GRAMMAR BEING A SHORT AND EXACT ANALYSIS OF THE WHOLE BODY OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY, AFTER A NEW AND CURIOUS METHOD. COMPREHENDING I. A GENERAL VIEW OF THE TERRAQUEOUS GLOBE,... II. A PARTICULAR VIEW OF THE TERRAQUEOUS GLOBE,... THE SEVENTEENTH EDITION, CORRECTED, AND SOMEWHAT ENLARGED; AND A SET OF NEW MAPS, BY MR. SENEX. BY PAT. GORDON,..., [Americana, Californiana]; Gordon, Patrick; Senex, John
3 [Americana, Californiana]; Gordon, Patrick; Senex, John GEOGRAPHY ANATOMIZ'D: OR, THE GEOGRAPHICAL GRAMMAR BEING A SHORT AND EXACT ANALYSIS OF THE WHOLE BODY OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY, AFTER A NEW AND CURIOUS METHOD. COMPREHENDING I. A GENERAL VIEW OF THE TERRAQUEOUS GLOBE,... II. A PARTICULAR VIEW OF THE TERRAQUEOUS GLOBE,... THE SEVENTEENTH EDITION, CORRECTED, AND SOMEWHAT ENLARGED; AND A SET OF NEW MAPS, BY MR. SENEX. BY PAT. GORDON,...
London Printed for D. Midwinter, A. Ward, J. and P. Knapton, J. Brotherton, J. Clarke [exchange], S. Birt, T. Longman, C. Hitch, R. Hett, J. Hodges, T. Cooper, J. Davidson 1741 Cambridge Leather binding Near fine 
8vo (5¼” x 8¼”). pp.[24],160,169-184,177-432 + 17 hand-colored pull-out maps. Collated and complete*. Seventeenth edition. Bound in full modern calf after the original decorated binding. Includes head and tail pieces and ornamental initials, in addition to the bright, hand colored pull out maps. Note the odd pagination which also appears in the 14th edition (1735). A striking and bright copy of this extremely popular work first published in 1693 for the children of English gentry, includes neat, contemporary marginalia on pp.13 -14 and 43.

The importance of this work is in its early descriptions of the English colonies and its map of North America, showing California as an island separated from the mainland by the "Red Sea" and described in the text as a "dry, barren and cold country". ESTC:N1378; Russell 1234. *Collated against the University of Alberta (Hathi Trust) copy. 
Price: 875.00 USD
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THE MODERN VOYAGER AND TRAVELLER THROUGH EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, & AMERICA, [Americana]; Adams, William
4 [Americana]; Adams, William THE MODERN VOYAGER AND TRAVELLER THROUGH EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, & AMERICA
London Henry Fischer, Son, and P. Jackson 1832 Cloth Very good 
16mo (4½” x 6½”). pp. 460. Originally issued separately as 4 distinct volumes. Volume 3: America. Engraved additional title page, hand-colored fold-out map, 10 hand colored engraved costume plates with 1 additional uncolored engraving. An English view of the physical and cultural characteristics that define North and South America. Rebound in modern green linen. Bookplate of Edwin Stanton Fickes, chief engineer, architect and vice-president of Alcoa Aluminum. His design of the Alcoa Edgewater Works in New Jersey was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1978. A bright and clean copy of this member of an extremely scarce work. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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5 [ART NOUVEAU BINDING]; [Brock, H. M. (illustrator)]; Holmes, Oliver Wendell THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE
London J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd. 1902 First Half morocco Very good + Brock, H.M. 
C8vo (4½ x 7¼). pp. xxi; 318. Half green morocco over grey and cream marbled boards with titles and a floral Art Nouveau design on the spine in gold. Includes frontis. and 50 full page and vignette illustrations by H. M. Brock. The sayings and thoughts of a philosopher who discourses at length to his fellow lodgers in a boarding house on any subject that comes to hand. A very good+ copy with slight darkening to the spine. Skilton 166. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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6 [Baseball]; Sanders, Charles W.; Sanders, J. C. SANDERS' BILDER FIBEL (SANDERS' PICTORIAL PRIMER) ODER EINLEITUNG ZU SANDER'S FIRST READER (OR AN INTRODUCTION TO SANDERS' FIRST READER)
New York; Cincinnati; Chicago Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co. 1846 First Edition Quarter Cloth Very Good 
12mo (4½” x 7”). pp.[48]. Original binding of quarter linen over pictorial boards. Titles on front board in German; English and German title pages and texts on facing pages with woodcut illustrations throughout. Pink endpapers with advts of Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co. publications. Includes an early pictorial representation of Baseball on the illustrated half-title and p. 23 (a boy pitching a ball to another boy holding a bat), and contains a description of the scene in the German language on p.23 Moderate shelf wear, hinges cracked but binding holding tight. Light soil and staining to boards otherwise Very Good. AAS CL-Backlog Sand; Block, Baseball Before We Knew It p.209. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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7 [Brock, H. M. Illustrator]; Holmes, Oliver Wendell THE AUTOCRAT OF THE BREAKFAST TABLE THE POET AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE THE PROFESSOR AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE
London J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd. 1902 First Thus Half morocco Very Good Brock, H.M. 
C8vo (4½ x 7¼). Three volumes uniformly bound in 3/4 blue morocco over marbled boards. Autocrat of the Breakfast Table: pp. xxi; 318. with frontis and 50 full page and vignette illustrations by H. M. Brock. The Professor at the Breakfast Table: pp. xv; 320; with frontis and 46 full page and vignette illustrations by H. M. Brock. The Poet at the Breakfast Table: pp. xii; 348; with frontis and 51 full page and vignette illustrations by H. M. Brock. Skilton 166.

Very Good with light age toning to frontis tissue guard and title page. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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THE LARGER CATECHISM AGREED UPON BY THE ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES AT WESTMINSTER..., [Early American Imprint; Printing History; Stereotype]; Assembly of Devines at Westminster; M'Leod, Alexander
8 [Early American Imprint; Printing History; Stereotype]; Assembly of Devines at Westminster; M'Leod, Alexander THE LARGER CATECHISM AGREED UPON BY THE ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES AT WESTMINSTER...
New York Stereotyped and Printed by J. Watts & Co. for Whiting & Watson, Theological and Classical Booksellers June, 1813 First Edition 
12mo (4¼" X 7¼"). pp. 142. FIRST BOOK STEREOTYPED IN AMERICA. Contemporary speckled sheep with black morocco spine label and 5 sets of double rules dividing the spine into six compartments. The title page of this extremely scarce theological work states: “The first book ever stereotyped in America.” This statement is correct, in that this is the first book printed from stereotype plates made in the United States. In 1812, the Philadelphia Bible Society had already published a stereotype Bible printed from imported plates. (See Silver, p.60).

Contemporary inscription of the front fly-leaf: "Garrarding Northrop's Property Brookfield March 19th 1827"; book plate of M. S. Carothers on front paste down. Leather split along the front hinge, bottom edges of spine chipped away, leather at corners rubbed through, moderate to heavy foxing throughout. Rollo Silver, Typefounding in America (1965), page 60; Sabin 39032; Shaw & Shoemaker 30520. 
Price: 625.00 USD
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THE AMERICAN HERBAL, OR MATERIA MEDICA..., [Early American Medical Imprints, Americana]; Stearns, Samuel
9 [Early American Medical Imprints, Americana]; Stearns, Samuel THE AMERICAN HERBAL, OR MATERIA MEDICA...
Walpole [N.H.] Printed by David Carlisle, for Thomas & Thomas, and the author 1801 First Edition Paper covered wooden boards Good 
8vo (5" x 7¾"). pp. [1 - 3]; 4 - 360. Collation: A-U6 W6 X-2F6. Collated and complete. Paper covered wooden boards with paper spine. Includes A Catalogue of the names of those Ladies and Gentlemen, who have subscribed for the AMERICAN HERBAL..." (pp. 24 - 26); Errata p. 36. This book of medical botany is specific to the plants of the America, and is considered "The first herbal both produced and printed in the United States, as opposed to those which were reprints of European works. Includes information on American Indian remedies" (Garrison-Morton). It lists the plants in alphabetic order and for each plant described provides the Latin name, all common names, a physical description of the plant, whether or not is it poisonous (including physical effects), its uses, and the appropriate dose.

A clean, and partially unopened copy in the original boards with the bookplate of Paul Gurley Merrow engraved by William Fowler Hopson on from paste-down; paper spine perished with the sewing loosened and the threads beginning to break; closed tear on p. 169 affecting first paragraph of text; closed tear in margin of p. 233 not affecting text. Scarce. Howes 911; Sabin 90959; Garrison-Morton 1838.2; NLM, Early American Medical Imprints 1818. 
Price: 1850.00 USD
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