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Instruction for Field Artillery (p 1862)
This book was printed for use by soldiers in the Civil War, and this copy was owned and used by John Nevin Brown of Sewickley, PA. He was promoted to Lieutenant of Independent Battery H (also known as “Nevin’s Battery”) during the war. $300.
CM Yonge’s Pictorial History of the World’s Great Nations
Printed in 1882, this leather-bound three-volume set is in lovely condition. All-gilt edges are in good condition and bindings are strong. Because of the weight of this set, priority mail is not an available shipping option. $80 for the set.
The Light of the World by Sir Edwin Arnold
Printed in 1891 with a half-leather binding in lovely condition. Marbled covers and page edges. Ref#101661, $40.
Gullliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
By no means an early printing, but still old enough and attractive enough to be a curiosity. Printed in 1880, embossed cloth-over-boards. Ref#101662, $30.
The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tom Smollett
Originally published in 1748, this copy was printed in 1816 and is in stunning shape for its age. In two volumes, with un-cut page edges. Protected in removable plastic cover guards. Ref# 101663, $140.
At first glance this may look like a Bible, but it’s actually the Roman Missal, the book containing the complete liturgical texts for the Roman Catholic Mass. The book was bound in 1923 in full leather with brass corners and locks. There is a lot to say about this beauty, but we’ll let the pictures do the work…
Priced at $120.
Three photos showing the leather page tabs, gilt page edges and brass locks (in perfect working order) Also visible is the stamped gilt embellishment on the inside of the covers.
Rhetoricorum M. Tulli Ciceronis Opera Praecipua Cum Adnotationibus – the major works of Cicero
The major works of Cicero, printed in 1761 and bound in 1781. We think that the stamped name (Polleng) on the spine was probably the original owner of the book and paid to have this custom binding (complete with intricate embossing) completed. Book text is in Latin.
Priced at $240 including free domestic or international shipping and package insurance. Reference #73905.
Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser, First Edition
When Sister Carrie was released in 1900 it was issued with the plain red cover because the publisher was afraid to hint at the story inside. In fact, the story was considered so controversial that only 1008 copies were printed and only 456 sold. The rest never left their warehouse (although a few were sent out as review copies). For the full story behind what is now considered an American classic, visit Wikipedia.
This book (the most valuable in our collection right now) is priced at $3,000. Free international or domestic shipping and package insurance included. Reference stock #82380.
1847 edition of Benjamin Disraeli’s Tancred, Volume One
Priced at $50. Domestic shipping $4, International shipping also available. Reference stock #95250.
Webster’s New International Dictionary p. 1912
This oversized leather-bound dictionary can be stored on a shelf, but it’s large enough to occupy a pedestal stand or small table of its own in your library. SOLD!