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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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3 LEE, WILLIAM; Ford, Worthington Chauncey (EDITOR) REPLY OF WILLIAM LEE TO THE CHARGES OF SILAS DEANE. 1779
Brooklyn Historical Printing Club 1891 First Thus Original wraps Very good 
Small 4to (7 x 9 ¼ ). p. 60. Heavy blue-flecked paper wraps with title in black. Limited edition: Number 7 of 100 copies printed. Laid paper.The Historical Printing Club (1876 to 1902) was founded 8 years in advance of the Grolier Club by Gordon L. Ford (publisher of the NY Tribune) and his sons. Of the over 70 publications produced by this club until its demise, the majority were previously unpublished or practically unobtainable historical or bibliographic documents regarding the early political or military history of the United States. They were edited either by Paul Leicester Ford or his brother, Worthington Chauncey Ford. This title, which contains the text of letters from William Lee, Slias Deane and Benjamin Franklin are of such scholarly import that it is still being reprinted today. Age toning and chipping to edges and spine ends, other wise a tightly bound copy with most pages still unopened. Growoll 44. 
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4 Thoreau, Henry David; Torrey, Bradford (introduction) WALDEN OR LIFE IN THE WOODS WITH AN INTRDUCTION BY BRADFORD TORREY
Boston Houghton Mifflin Comapny 1897 First Thus cloth Very good Hosmer, Alfred Winslow 
8vo (7¾" x 5¼"). Vol. I: xliii; [7] -259. Vol. II: vi; 261 - 522. Holiday Edition. Unsigned publisher's binding by Sarah Wyman Whitman in olive green sateen cloth decorated in gold with tipped corners and 6 milkweed leaves that span the covers and spine in the manner of book clasps found in incunabula repeating the design on the rear cover. Spine with titles in Mrs. Whitman's rustic, sans-serif lettering stamped in gold. t.e.g. Each volume contains a frontis. of Thoreau with a captioned tissue guard and 15 full page photogravure illustrations with captioned tissue guards, including views of Walden and Concord from photographs by Alfred Winslow Hosmer. This holiday edition of Walden was a companion set to the 2 volume holiday edition of Thoreau's Cape Cod with a Whitman binding design released by Houghton in 1896. Whitman maintained the thematic continuity of the cover designs for the two companion sets by using a design of milkweed leaves on Walden as a reflection of the milkweed stems she used on the cover design of Cape Cod1. According to BAL, publisher's records indicate that 2504 copies of vol. I and 2550 copies of vol. II were printed. Although this production of Walden was issued with both dust jackets and a box, it is rare to find the volumes of this set with unsunned spines and intact dust jackets since both the box and the dust jackets were generally discarded during the life of the book. BAL 20193. 1. RBS 423: 07.14.99. Sue allen. 
Price: 175.00 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
5 [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: 1250.00 USD
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THE MODERN VOYAGER AND TRAVELLER THROUGH EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, & AMERICA, [Americana]; Adams, William
6 [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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7 [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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8 [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
9 [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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A COLLECTION OF DEVOTIONAL TRACTS..., [Early American Imprint; Slavery; Franklin, Benjamin (printer)]; Law, William, et.al.
10 [Early American Imprint; Slavery; Franklin, Benjamin (printer)]; Law, William, et.al. A COLLECTION OF DEVOTIONAL TRACTS...
Philadelphia B. Franklin and D. Hall; Christopher Sower (Sauer) 1760 First Edition Full sheep Good 
12mo (4¾" x 7¼"). Various pagination. INCLUDES THE FIRST ABOLITIONIST TRACT PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES. Contemporary blind-panelled sheep with gilt decorated spine and Yapp edges. Contemporary gift inscription from Mrs. Schaffer to Jeremiah H. Gray; contemporary signature of Sam Emlin, Jr. on the title page, and the bookplate of Burton William Pearl on the front paste-down. A Collection of Devotional Tracts consists of nine separate pamphlets issued between 1759 and 1760, all of which were printed in either Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin and David Hall or in Germantown by Christopher Sauer (later anglicized as Sower), Jr. The title page is attributed to the Franklin and Hall press based on the evidence of the Caslon type used, since Sower did not own Caslon type. Anthony Benezet, an early anti-slavery activist, assembled the collection in 1760 in a lot of 500 copies that he hoped to distribute in Maryland and Virginia. Benezet's Observations on the Inslaving, Importing and Purchasing Of Negroes was originally published by Sower in 1759; this is the second edition of this first abolitionist tract printed in the United States.

A good copy with both boards detached, a large chip to the spine head; Yapp edges chipping, and fore edge of text block chipping and uneven; heavy toning to the first 16 pages of William Law's Extract from a Treatise, and heavy toning to the ore-edges of all remaining pages that does not affect text.

The four Franklin and Hall imprints included in the collection are:
1. William Law. EXTRACT FROM A TREATISE (1760; Miller 731)
2. William Dell. DOCTRINE OF BAPTISM (1759; Miller 702)
3. William Dell. TRIAL OF SPIRITS (1760; Miller 726)
4. John Rutty. LIBERTY OF THE SPIRIT (1759; Miller 719)

The Sower imprints are:
5.Thomas Hartley. DISCOURSE ON MISTAKES CONCERNING RELIGION (1759; Evans 8364).
6. Anthony Benezet. OBSERVATIONS ON THE INSLAVING, IMPORTING AND PURCHASING OF NEGROES (1760, Evans 8542)
7. William Dell. CHRIST'S SPIRIT, A CHRISTIAN'S STRENGTH (1760; Evans 8576)
8.William Dell. THE STUMBLING STONE, WHEREIN THE UNIVERSITY IF REPROVED (1760; Evans 8577)
9. Francoise de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon. THE UNCERTAINTY OF A DEATHBED REPENTENCE ILLUSTRATED UNDER THE CHARACTER OF PENITENS (1760; Evans 2597).

C. W. Miller, Benjamin Franklin's Philadelphia Printing, 1728-1766: A Descriptive Bibliography; Evans, American Bibliography. 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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THE AMERICAN HERBAL, OR MATERIA MEDICA..., [Early American Medical Imprints, Americana]; Stearns, Samuel
11 [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: 3000.00 USD
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12 [Stinehour, Roderick D.]; McCorison, Marcus A., ed.; Thomas, Isaiah LL.D. THE HISTORY OF PRINTING IN AMERICA WITH A BIOGRAPHY OF PRINTERS & AN ACCOUNT OF NEWSPAPERS
Barre Imprint Society 1970 First Thus Cloth Very good + 
C4to (10” x 7”). pp. xxi; 650. Limited Edition. Copy 1512 of a limited edition of 1950 on the imprint and signed by the Editor. Includes a leaf from the first edition of Thomas's History of Printing in America (Worcester, 1810) tipped in facing pp. xv. Book design by Roderick D. Stinehour with denim blue woven cloth boards with titles stamped in gold on spine. In a tan slipcase with a paper onlay of Thomas's First edition title page on one side. An edited version of the 1874 edition of Thomas’s classic investigation into the history of American printing. Includes a treatment on the introduction of printing to America as well as the development of printing in a major centers such as Cambridge, Boston, Providence, Philadelphia, New York, and many more. A handsome Very Good+ copy with a few small spots to the bottom edge of the block and a small (0.13”) raise to spine cloth in a Very Good slipcase. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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