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Dead and Buried: the Horrible History of Bodysnatching, Adams, Norman
1 Dead and Buried: the Horrible History of Bodysnatching
Adams, Norman
New York Bell Publishing Company 1972 0517135973 / 9780517135976 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (letterline on copyright page begins with "a") in clean dust jacket. Clean gray boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs.152 pages. Clean dust jacket has a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The horrible history of body-snatching, which reached its peak at the beginning of the 19th century. Fron Land's End to John o'Groats, people lived and died in terror of the bodysnatchers, for the old saying you are worth more dead than alive was never as true as in those days, when the ressurectionists busied themselves in the graveyards of the land at the dead of night--in search of "things for the surgeon." 026845

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Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century, Adams, W. H. Davenport
2 Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century
Adams, W. H. Davenport
London W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. 1883 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Blue cloth boards with paper title label on spine. Very light soiling, chipping to edges of title label on spine but all clearly legible; light surface wear to corners and spine edges, but no fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are unmarked, but there is consistent light foxing to pages. Clean yellow endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautiful black and white chapter heading decorations, full page illustrations. 459 pages. Women travellers include Couness Dora D'Isria, Maemoiselle Alexina Tinne, Madame Ida Pfeffer, Lady Morgan, Mrs. Trollope, Miss Isabella Bird, Lady Florence Dixie, many more. 025984

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The American Toilet, Anonymous
3 The American Toilet
Anonymous
New York Imbert's Lithographic Office 1827 Pamphlet Very Good 
Scarce early American booklet of lithographs on the true meaning of beauty. The American Toilet. New York: Imbert's Lithographic Office, 1827. Size: 4-5/8" x 3-5/8". Twenty page small lithograph booklet, each lithograph with liftable flap revealing text underneath. Bound with original string on left edge, no covers. A few of the flaps are missing, and some of these pages have slight damage (holes where flap was removed). Others are in perfect condition. Lithographs are black and white and have not been colored. 023734

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Modern Daughters - Conversations with Various American Girls and One Man, Black, Alexander
4 Modern Daughters - Conversations with Various American Girls and One Man
Black, Alexander
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1899 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Maroon cloth boards with decorative oval portrait in black and white on cover of a beautiful young woman, gold decoration; gold lettering on spine. Some fading to spine and upper board edges. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with gilt top edges. Silk endpapers, with tasteful previous owner bookplate at upper corner of front fixed endpaper, name and date (Dec. 25th, 1899) at top of front free endpaper. Frontis portrait of a second young girl with clean tissue guard.Designs and photographic illustrations by the author. 212 pages. 021823

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Grandmother Brown's Hundred Years 1827-1927, Brown, Harriet Connor
5 Grandmother Brown's Hundred Years 1827-1927
Brown, Harriet Connor
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1929 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, Published October, 1929, in original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs and woodcuts. 369 pages. Dust jacket has a few small edge chips and short closed edge tears, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025247

Price: 40.00 USD
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Out of the Red Bush, Daugherty, Kermit
6 Out of the Red Bush
Daugherty, Kermit
Cleveland / New York World Publishing Company 1954 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Signed
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, SIGNED by author, in clean original dust jacket. Burgundy cloth boards with gold and red-orange lettering on cover, gold lettering and small red-orange decoration on spine. Tiny bit of fading at uppermost edge of spine, with 1/8" closed tear at top edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and boldly signed by author on front free endpaper: "Friend Paul - Greetings and all good wishes. - Kermit Daugherty." Small date stamp at top corner of front free endpaper (July 29, 1954). 251 pages + one page "About the Author." Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), has small chips at top spine edge extending slightly into rear panel, very small chip at lower corner tip, tiny chip to lower spine. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel of the Red Brush Country of southern Ohio at the turn of the 19th Century, when it was a pocket of resistance to the outside world, a throwback to the self-contained communities of pioneer days. 021590

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7 The New Century Home Book
Du Puy, Frank A.
New York Eaton & Mains 1900 First Hard Cover Near FIne No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Blue cloth boards with illustrated cover and hearth decoration on spine. Clean, bright, with very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; front free endpaper is missing. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with wonderful old photographs of interiors and exteriors of houses from the era. 400 pgs. 005195

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Life Was Simpler Then, Erdman, Loula Grace
8 Life Was Simpler Then
Erdman, Loula Grace
New York Dodd Mead 1963 Third printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Third printing, in original unclipped jacket. Clean red boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 186 pages. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Charming book of personal recollections of the author's childhood in western Missouri, told with humor and pathos. 021247

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The Brothers Harper: A Unique Publishing partnership and its Impact upon the Cultural life of America from 1817 to 1853, Exman, Eugene
9 The Brothers Harper: A Unique Publishing partnership and its Impact upon the Cultural life of America from 1817 to 1853
Exman, Eugene
New York Harper & Row 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, signed by author. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; slight fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean gray endpapers. Inscribed and signed on half-title page by author: "Inscribedto Ed Singer, Harper colleague - Eugene Exman - June 10, 1965." 413 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one tiny closed tear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Publishing. 016755

Price: 30.00 USD
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Victorian Entertaining, Freeman, John Crosby
10 Victorian Entertaining
Freeman, John Crosby
Philadelphia Running Press 1989 0894717308 / 9780894717307 First Unknown Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Cream orange cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with full color photographs. 144 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An amazing book which follows a seasonal organization, exploring traditional Victorian entertaining for Christmas, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Summer picnics, Guy Fawkes Day, Queen Victoria's Birthday and more. Beautiful table settings, delicious recipes for lunch, breakfast, dinner, picnics and parties. 026943

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The Century of Song (Volume II) Being A Choice Collection of the Best Vocal and Instrumental Music Including the Favorite Gems of the Day, Geibel, Adam (compiler)
11 The Century of Song (Volume II) Being A Choice Collection of the Best Vocal and Instrumental Music Including the Favorite Gems of the Day
Geibel, Adam (compiler)
Philadelphia / Chicago Century Musical Association 1897 First Hardcover Good No Dust jacket 
First edition, published in 1897. Volume II only. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering, black decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. Light soiling (small spots), wear to corner tips and small spots of wear at spine ends. Embellished with Beautiful Phototype Engravings and Portraits. Vocal and instrumental music. Portraits and biographies of musical performers. Large book (size approx. 10" x 12"). 023735

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Perpetual Motion, Gibson, Graeme
12 Perpetual Motion
Gibson, Graeme
Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A. St Martins Pr 1983 0-312-60132-8 / 9780312601324 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 283 pgs. Clean dustjacket has one 3/4" closed tear at base of rear flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Set in southern Ontario in the late 19th century, this novel chronicles the fortunes of a man driven by the idea of inventing a perpetual motion machine. 8 Vo. Fiction. 012232

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13 Buggies, Blizzards, and Babies
Hawkins, Cora Frear
Ames, IA The Iowa State University Press 1971 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very small P/O label at inside edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with old photographs. CLean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 005273

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Fighting A Fire, Hill, Charles T.
14 Fighting A Fire
Hill, Charles T.
New York Century Co. 1898 Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Illustrated by the Author 
An amazing book on fire fighting from the 19th century with beautiful illustrations and photographs by the author. Extremely rare. Ex-library (college library), with some library markings to endpapers. Red cloth covers with black and gold galloping horses pulling fire fighting equipment, gold lettering on cover, black lettering on spine and on rear cover. Some fading to red cloth on spine. Slight wear to spine ends. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. All text pages, text block edges are clean and bright. 246 pages. A wonderful history and explanation of fire fighting, and fire rescue, beautifully illustrated. 025450

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Mrs. Astor's New York: Money and Power in a Gilded Age, Homberger, Eric
15 Mrs. Astor's New York: Money and Power in a Gilded Age
Homberger, Eric
New Haven and London Yale University Press 2002 0300095015 / 9780300095012 Second printing Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Second printing of the first edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean unfaded brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, beautifully illustrated with map of New York and adjacent cities. 330 pages with index. Book is well illustrated in full color and black and white. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has price clip at upper corner of front inside flap, some light surface scratches to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Mrs. Astor, undisputed queen of anew ayork society in the decades before the First World War, used her prestige to create a social aristocracy in the city. Astor's story, which reads like a novel by Edith Wharton, sheds important new light on the origins, extravagant lifestyle, aqnd social competitiveness of this aristocracy, and it is told here with vigor and elegance by Eric Homberger. 025661

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Henry Walton - 19th Century American Artist - December 9, 1968 - January 4, 1969, Ithaca College Museum of Art
16 Henry Walton - 19th Century American Artist - December 9, 1968 - January 4, 1969
Ithaca College Museum of Art
Ithaca, NY Ithaca College Museum of Art 1968 First Paperback Fine Henry Walton 
Catalog from the first major exhibit of Walton's works which opened at Ithaca College's Museum of Art on December 9, 1968. Very clean catalog with color illustrated cover (illustrated with Walton's "View of Addison") and a mylar cover bound over that (stapled binding). No fading, creasing or chipping. As new. 76 pages. An article about the show from the Ithaca Journal (Saturday, December 7, 1968) is laid in, along with a Geneological Chart showing the descendants of Cruger, the son of Henry Walton. No one knows what Henry Walton looked like, but, because of his artistry, we know a great deal about what Ithaca and many other area places looked like in the 1830's and 1840's before photography existed. 027611

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The Country of the Pointed Firs, Jewett, Sarah Orne
17 The Country of the Pointed Firs
Jewett, Sarah Orne
New York Simon & Schuster 1997 0684819090 / 9780684819099 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First printing of this re-issue of a highly respected novel. Very clean book in original clear mylar dust jacket. Clean pale gray boards with black cloth corners, spine, lovely black and white photograph of Maine coast set in on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright (brief previous owner inscription neatly penned at top edge of title page). Illustrated with beautiful historical photographs. 144 pages. Clear mylar cover with printed flaps is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, slight surface rubbing. Originally published in 1896, this book tells a story spanning three months time in the life of a small coastal town called Dunnett Landing in 19th Century Maine. A lone female visitor arrives and finds lodging with the widowed Mrs. Todd, the town's herbalist, who introduces the visitor to many of the town's inhabitants. The visitor's impressions of the people she meets starts out simply, then almost invisibly they crescendo into a deep, intense human portrait. Writing in 1925 on the subject of this exquisite short novel, Willa Cather called it a "Masterpiece." This handsomely designed re-typeset edition is prefaced by a portfolio of photographs of coastal Maine during the era portrayed in the story. 026985

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History of the The Johnstown Flood, Johnson, Willis Fletcher
18 History of the The Johnstown Flood
Johnson, Willis Fletcher
Edgewood Publishing Co. 1889 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, with 1889 on both title and copyright page. Green silk cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Very light soiling, light surface wear to corners, one 1/16" closed tear at top spine edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (small previous owner name in pencil on front free endpaper). Frontispiece is map of the deluged Conemaugh District. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. 459 pages. 025741

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Lardner's Outlines of of Universal History; Embracing A Concise History of the World, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time, Keightley, Thomas
19 Lardner's Outlines of of Universal History; Embracing A Concise History of the World, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time
Keightley, Thomas
Philadelphia Hogan and Thompson 1841 Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket 
Leather bound (brown calf with black title box, gold lettering on spine). Size: 4-3/4" x 7-1/2". Light rubbing to edges, a little cracking at top inch of spine fold. Binding is tight & square, hinges are solid, no cracking. Previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. Some foxing throughout, but all very legible. 514 pages. Illustrated with forty-nine wood engravings by Atherton, Parmalee, and others. "Arranged so that the whole may be studied by Periods, or the History of any Country may be read by Itself." 023173

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Lady Kildare - A Novel, Lewis, Mrs. Harriet
20 Lady Kildare - A Novel
Lewis, Mrs. Harriet
New York Robert Bonner's Sons 1889 Hardcover Good+ no dust jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with black lettering, portrait of a lady on coverl, gold lettering on spine. Small chip to surface of cloth at top right spine corner1/4" wear to surface of cloth at base of spine, corner points. Binding is tight, no cracking, with very slight lean. Clean floral endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece illustration. 402 pages + 9 pages of publisher's advertising with illustrations. 025248

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