Category: Old & Curious


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Vocabolario portatile per agevolare la lettura degli Autori Italiani ed in specie di Dante.

By: N/A

Price: $112.00

Publisher: Parigi, Marcello Prault, 1768

"Vocabulary Notebook for Easy Reading of Italian Authors and Especially Dante." Some wear to leather at extremities. All edges gilt, gilt decorations. Ribbon for marking place still intact. Blue endpapers. Text in Italian. View more info

Bride's "Nuhome" Book/ Nu-Home: A Bride's Book

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Reading, PA, Interstate Advertising Company, 1923

Residue and minor damage from sticker removal, tiny tears at edges where cover extends beyond text block. Fold-out announcing contest tipped in to glassine endpaper. Contains advice for brides, memory sections for wedding, first anniversary, etc. There are 28 pages of recipes as well as ads and coupons. Interior is very clean and unmarked. View more info

What Would One Have?: A Woman's Confession

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, James H. West, 1906

Some wear to extremities, one corner lightly bumped, minor foxing to endpapers, slight slant. Previous owner's name in pencil and dated 1907. Top edge gilt. View more info

The Rose & The Ring, or the History of Prince Giglio & Prince Bulbo : A Fire Side Pantomime for Great & Small Children.

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell,

No date. Gilt decoration and lettering faded, cloth worn at extremites with fraying in places and 1" tear at head of spine. Front hinge cracked, otherwise solid binding. 8 tipped in color illustrations and decorated endpapers. View more info

Travel and Tours in France presented by the Important railway Systems of France

By: N/A

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Paris, 1915

Usual library markings plus card and pocket in rear. tears and chips around cord binding. Charming interior with many illustrations and photos. View more info

Bound to Rise

By: Alger, Horatio Jr.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, A. L. Burt,

Edition: Later Printing

Some light wear to extremities, slight darkening of spine. Green cloth with red, grey, and black pictorial cover. View more info

The Value of Sincerity and Character

By: Barrows, Mary M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, H. M. Caldwell, 1907

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Copyright 1907 with no further statement of later printing. Gold embossed white cloth cover with some soiling, top edge darkened. Interior is beautiful with ornate decorations on each page. This is primarily a collection of quotations about sincerity and character. View more info

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Destry Rides Again

By: Brand, Max

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Triangle Books, 1943,

Reprint. Darkened edges otherwise very good in near very good dust jacket with minor fading to spine and few small tears or chips. Color of front panel vivid. View more info

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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns with Introductory Biography and Notes By Charles Kent

By: Burns, Robert (Editor Charles Kent)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: UK, George Routledge & Sons, 1885

Mauchline like wooden covers appear to have been added to a common binding. A decorative picture has been attached in what looks like decoupage. There is small area of damage to the wood. There are two previous owner's names, the first dated 1886. The tissue between the frontice and title page is detached but present. Top and foreedges are gilt. View more info

Past and Present

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, F. M. Lupton,

Very nice copy with with solid binding. Decorative floral pattened paper and leather covers. Gold and red flower design on spine. No date, but certainly in the late 1800s. View more info

Ricciardetto [Volumes I, II, III]

By: Carteromaco, Nicolo [Niccolò Forteguerri]

Price: $128.00

Publisher: London, Presso Prault, 1767

Wear to extremities. Volume 1 & 2 have small stains and Volume 3 has 1" split at joint. Binding is solid. Gilt decoration, marker ribbons, all edges gilt. Text in Italian. View more info

The New Standard Business and Social Letter-Writer

By: Chambers, Alfred B.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Chicago, Laird & Lee, 1911

Edition: Later Printing

Light shelfwear. Some rust looking stains to rear cover. Paper is browning and small abrasions near the gutter where the ffep and half title were stuck together and then pulled apart. Art Nouveau decoration on cover. View more info

Les Oeuvres De Monsieur De Crebillon, Nouvelle Edition (Three Volumes)

By: De Crebillon, Prosper Jolyot

Price: $160.00

Publisher: Paris, Chez Houart & Moreau, 1749

Edition: Nouvelle Edition

All volumes have rubbing and wear to extremities, some browning to endpapers, fading to gilt stamping on spines. Volume II has cracked leather at the joint. All have bookplates of William Lee Hartwell, presumably Sir William Lee, 4th Baronet (1726-1799) of Buckinghamshire. Text is in French. View more info

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Psychology and Mesmerism Explained

By: Deymour, Prof. William

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Toronto, 1889

Edition: Presumed First Edition

1889 on title page, no other statement of printing. Wear to extremities, minor stains to maroon cloth. Top edge darkened. Previous owner's name in pencil on first blank page dated 2/20-99.Decorative endpapers. Binding is solid and pages are clean. View more info

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A Christmas Carol

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $20.00

This unusual booklet appears to have been a Christmas Card giveaway for various businesses. The bound in page around the text has a Christmas greeting from "Bernard's Seattle, Washington".The card covers are red velour with gilt stamping connected with a tassled cord. There is no date of publication. View more info