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The Book of Common Prayer…together with The Psalter or Psalms of David.
New York: Printed for the Committee, 1893. Folio, (28), 566, (2) pages. Original richly gold-stamped parchment over boards, brass clasps, gilt top, small nick at the foot of the upper cover, otherwise an excellent copy of a binding often found soiled. Bookplate of Syracuse Public Library at front. Limited to... more

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Mele Hawaii. By H. Berger
Honolulu: J.H. Soper / The Hawaiian News Co, [1884-1888?]. Folio, 18 sets of sheet music, 16 are 3pp, one is 5pp, and one is 7pp. Full dark red velvet over flexible boards, upper cover lettered in gold and blind. "During 1884 and 1886 Honolulu bandmaster Henry Berger had a collection... more

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The Headless Hottentot: The Distance Back: The Pop in Vox Populi: The Dismissal of Silver Phil: With Doc Cooke at the North Pole: The Senator’s Brother.
[Boston]: Winthrop Press, 1914. 6 vols., 12mo, each 32pp. with a color frontispiece, stapled in color-printed wrappers, all enclosed in the original box with printed title. A perfect set in a very slightly worn box, which has a color illustration on the top and text reading “Short Stories. Many little... more

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United States Criminal History; Being a True Account of the Most Horrid Murders, Piracies, High-way Robberies, &c. Together with the Lives, Trials, Confessions and Executions of the Criminals.
Fayetteville: Mason & De Puy, Printers, 1836. 8vo, 550pp. Original calf rather worn, foxed and stained within, but a workable reading copy of a book always found in deplorable condition at best. Only edition of a fascinating if gruesome text. ... more

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The Young Arithmetician; or, The Reward of Perseverance.
New York: Redfield, [between 1843 and 1852]. 12mo, 16pp. With 4 full-page illustrations and two more in the text. Original yellow wrappers, small stain at the top. Redfield’s Toy Books third series, no. 5. "J.S. Redfield, publisher and bookseller, 137 Nassau Street, corner of Nassau and Beekman Sts., New York."--Publisher's... more

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Memoirs, Official and Personal, with Sketches of Travels among the Northern and Southern Indians; Embracing a War Excursion, and Descriptions of Scenes along the Western Borders... Second edition.
New York: Paine and Burgess, 1846. Two vols in one, 8vo, viii, [17]-340; vi, [9]-136 pp. Plates from wood engravings, portrait frontispiece to volume one, hand-colored frontispiece of Pocahontas to volume two. Original brown cloth, rebacked with original backstrip richly gilt, internally very good. Signature of Benjamin Bowling at front... more

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The Philosophy of the Human Voice: Embracing its Physiological History; Together with a System of Principles by which Criticism in the Art of Elocution may be Rendered Intelligible and Instruction definite and comprehensive. To which is added a brief analysis of song and recitative.
Philadelphia: Grigg & Elliott, 1833. 8vo, [4, ads], xxx, [31]-432, [2, ads]pp. Original speckled calf, black label, some spotting and foxing throughout. Ownership stamp of Richard B. Gooch at front. Generally a very good copy as issued. Second edition of this seminal study "which at the time was said to... more

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The California of the Padres: Or, Footprints of Ancient Communism.
San Francisco: I.N. Choynski 1875. 8vo [4], 41pp. Original pale blue printed wrappers, a little worn but good. First edition, a Jennie Crocker Henderson copy (JCH 7626 at front). "One of the most interesting examples of the tendency to endow Spanish California with the attributes of a lost utopia" [Starr.... more

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Observations on the nature of civil liberty, the principles of government, and the justice and policy of the war with America. To which is added an appendix, containing a state of the national debt, an estimate of the money drawn from the public by the taxes, and an account of the national income and expenditure since the last war. The Third Edition.
London: T. Cadell. 1776. 8vo, (6) + 128pp., wanting the half-title. Disbound, inserted into marbled wrappers, bookplate “Knoll Ex Libris”. Third edition printed in the same year as the first (and first American) edition. A pamphlet of considerable interest and importance: Reese notes “Price was a well-known British Presbyterian minister... more

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The Fruit of the Tree.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1907. 8vo, 633, (4) ads pp. With three full page black and white illustrations by Alonzo Kimball. Original red cloth, the upper cover and backstrip lettered in gilt. A little worn, but a pleasant copy with a picture of Wharton pasted to the front paste-down,... more

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A panoramic view from Bunker Hill Monument, engraved by James Smillie, from a drawing by R.P. Mallory.
Boston: Redding & Co, 1848. Slim 8vo, 16pp., frontispiece engraving, large folding panoramic view at the back very browned, worn, hinges split, a rather worn but complete copy in original printed gray boards, cloth backstrip. Interesting association copy. First edition, the boards issue (also found in cloth). Fine association copy... more

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Tucson The Old Pueblo.
[Tucson: Manufacturing Stationers, Inc, 1930]. 8vo, 94pp. With 16 drawings and photographs including three maps. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt on the upper cover. Pamphlet laid in at the back causing browning. A very good copy. First edition. The story of the founding of Tuscon from the Spanish explorers... more

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The Circular Study.
New York: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1900. 8vo, 289, [1] + 6 pp ads. Original green cloth, upper cover stamped in black and lettered in gilt, very good. First edition. Not a rare book but uncommon in good condition, and in an interesting turn-of-the-century binding. Green was famous for her... more

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Hints to the Hostess.
San Francisco: Nathan-Dohrmann Co., 1900. Squat 4to, 61pp. with vignettes on every page. Printed throughout in green. Original plain paper wrappers stapled, upper cover lettered in green. Only edition, a scarce and attractive little pamphlet of some rarity with only four copies recorded (CSL Sutro, UCB, Texas Women’s University, and... more

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Experimenta von zwentzig Pestilentz Wurtzeln und Kreutern, wie sie alle und ein jegliches besonder für Gifft und Pestilentz gebraucht mögen werden...
Strasburg: Josiam Rihel, 1580. Small slim 8vo, [47, of 48]ff. Text in Fraktur, woodcuts to every page all hand-colored. 19th-century marbled boards, purple cloth backstrip, a bit worn, tea in title-page repaired, lacks the final leaf of index. Editions were printed from 1546-1613 though due to the ephemeral nature of... more

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Panoramic San Francisco, from California Street Hill, 1877.
San Francisco : Thomas C. Russell, 1877. Slim tiny 4to, 7 x 5 3/4 ins, folding photographic panorama in 11 sections Scarce little view book in virtually perfect condition. ... more

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White Slavery in the Barbary States.
Boston: John P. Jewett and Co, 1853. Slim small 8vo, 135pp. Illustrated in the text. Original brown cloth upper cover titled in gilt. Very good, early pencil signature “J.B. Swanton” and later ink signature “Harold Hudson Martin” at front. First edition, an uncommon book in good condition. “Sumner, as ardent... more

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The Poetical Works... Lyrical and Miscellaneous. Edited, with a prefatory Memoir, by William Michael Rossetti. [Fourth edition].
London: George Bell, 1883. 12mo, cxxxiii, 231 pp. Frontispiece portrait. Full stiff vellum, gilt backstrip, red morocco label, a pleasant copy bound by Waters of Newcastle (signed). Fourth edition; scarce and still useful. Bentley, Blake Books Supplement, p. 162, G. First printing of Tiriel (in the first edition). The original... more

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The Ship-Builder's Manual, and Nautical Referee.
New-York: published by the Author, 1853. 4to, (9), 10-200, (2, index)pp. With a lithographic frontispiece of the Wm. Norris and 7 plates (misnumbered 1-5). Original cloth, upper cover detached. Early signature of William L. Hall (?) dated San Francisco 1854. Scattered light foxing, with occasional text pages more heavily foxed.... more

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In and Out of the Old Missions of California. An Historical and Pictorial Account of The Franciscan Missions. With 142 Illustrations from Photographs.
Boston: Little Brown, 1905. 8vo, 392pp. With 66 plates showing 142 views. Original green cloth, upper cover with gilt-stamped design showing a Mission, gilt top. Very good. First edition of this important text from the prolific roué James. “George Wharton James (27 September 1858[1] – 1923) was an American popular... more

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The Carolina Mountains
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1913. 8vo, [ix], 397pp. Colored frontispiece, cover illustration and map on rear endpapers by Amelia M. Watson and 24 full-page b/w photographs by the author. Original blue-grey coth, backstri[lettered in gilt, gilt top. A very good copy. First edition of this study of the people and the... more

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Four Months among the Gold-Finders in Alta California: Being the Diary of an Expedition from San Francisco to the Gold Districts.
London: David Bogue, 1849. 8vo, xviii, 207pp. 16pp. publisher’s ads at end. Map of the “Gold districts of Alta California” as fronsipiece. Original red cloth lettered in gilt, browned throughout and a bit worn with the backstrip silverfished. A good reading copy. The scarce second edition of this famous fraud... more

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The First Men in the Moon
London: George Newnes, 1901. 8vo, vi, [ii], 342 pp. Original blue cloth stamped in black, white endpapers, a little scuffing to the cover and joints. First edition, third issue preceded by the American edition and two earlier variant bindings on this edition. This book was “originally serialised in The Strand... more

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Poems of Dr. Jonathan Swift, Dean of Saint Patrick’s, Dublin. In two volumes.
Glasgow: printed by Robert & Andrew Foulis, printers to the university, M.DCC.LXXIV. [1774]. 2 vols., 12mo, (4), 188; (4), 172pp. Contemporary polished calf, backstrips gilt, red labels, early ink signature on both title-pages of Elisenda Munck(?). Foulis Press edition of this selection of poemsTitlepage to volume 2 omits ’printers to... more

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From Constantinople to the Home of Omar Khayyam. Travels in Transcaucasia and Northern Persia for historic and literary research.
New York: Macmillan, 1911. Thick 8vo, xxxiii, 316pp. With a color frontispiece and over 200 illustrations, and a folding map at the back. Original olive cloth lettered in gilt, frontispiece repeated on the front cover, a fine copy. First edition of this important text. “A.V. Williams Jackson was born in... more

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