Various, 1874-1891. Octavo, Fourteen pamphlets ranging from 16 pages to 80 pages. In Good condition. Bound in green cloth with gilt text on black leather spine label. Boards show mild edgewear and shelfwear and wear to spine label. Textblock has splitting to interior hinges, light age toning, bookplate on front pastedown, splitting to several gutter throughout textblock, and sticker on rear pastedown. RWO.
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Hartford: S. Andrus And Son, . 12mo, 119 pages. In Good condition. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. Moderate rubbing and bumping to head/tail of spine as well as the corners, cloth moderately worn ad joints, light bowing to boards, and moderate shelfwear overall. Moderate age toning to exterior of textblock, moderate plus to light uneven age toning throughout interior, small damp-stain by hinge from front paste down to title page (does not impact text), ink emendations on front paste down and front free and paper. RWO.
Providence: John Miller, 1824. First Edition. Octavo, 352 pages; G-; Bound in full brown sheep skin with red morocco spine label with gilt lettering; Mild warping to head and tail of spine, three-inch split along bottom of rear joint, moderate bumping and rubbing to corners, slight shelf wear to edges, moderate soiling to boards and spine, and leather peeling from boards; Moderate age toning to text block, moderate uneven age toning to pages throughout, slight uneven foxing o pages throughout, minimal damp staining to front pastedown and ffep, bfep tearing from hinge, and back pastedown tearing from board. Sabin 70564. RWO.
Boston: The City Counsil of Boston, 1887. Reprinted from the Edition of 1672. Large Octavo, ix, 395 pages. In Good condition. Spine is brown with gilt lettering. Half bound in green dyed calf skin leather and green cloth boards. Boards show minor rubbing to front and back boards, with moderate rubbing to head edges of front and back boards. Boards show rubbing and bumping to fore edges, minor bumping to fore edges and tail edges. Boards show rubbing and smudging to front and back boards towards hinges, sunning to spine, rubbing to spine, headcap, and tail. Ownership inscription on front free end paper. Textblock shows red dyed edges, minor scratching to fore and tail edges. RWO Consignment.
Boston: City Council of Boston, 1889. Large Octavo, 312 pages. In Good minus condition. Half bound in blue leather with blue cloth boards and gilt text on spine. Boards have heavy edgewear, moderate shelfwear, tearing to spine edges, splitting to joints, sticker on spine, and heavy rubbing to corners exposing boards. Textblock has splitting to interior hinges, bookplate on front pastedown, and light age toning.
Hartford: Edwin Hunt, 1851. Octavo; Fair; Hardcover; Spine, green with gold print; Boards in green cloth with gold print, wear to spine caps and corners, toning to spine, peripheral toning, puncture to front hinge; Text block has typed note affixed to front pastedown, moisture stain to front endpapers, marginal notation through p. 69, significant foxing to front and final pages, occasional foxing within; iv, 212 pages.
Boston: White & Potter, Printers to the Convention, 1853. Octavo, Three Volumes Only. In Good condition. Spines are black with gilted lettering. Rebound in black cloth. Boards show tooling to front and back boards. Boards show rubbing to front and back boards, with mild minus rubbing to back board of Vol I and mild minus rubbing spot on front board of Vol III. Boards show sunning to spines, minor rubbing to hinges, rubbing, bumping, and minor tearing to headcaps and tails. Textblocks show age toning, moderate foxing spots and smudging. CONTENTS: Vol I., (994 pages) -- Vol II., (840 pages) -- Vol III., (797 pages). RWO Consignment.
Hartford: H. Huntington, 1824. Octavo, 502 pages. In Poor condition. Bound in brown leather with faint text on spine. Boards have front cover detached, rubbing to corners exposing boards, creasing to spine, cracking to spine leather, head edge of spine chipped off, and moderate edgewear and shelfwear. Textblock has first three leaves detached with front cover, light age toning, foxing to most pages, writing in pen on front endpaper, and waviness to pages. RWO.
Hartford: The General Assembly [Of Connecticut], 1808. First Edition. Quarto, xiv, , 696 pages; G; Bound in full brown sheep skin with red morroco spine label with gilt lettering; Moderate cracking along both joints (more severe to back joint), leather peeling from boards and spine, moderate overall shelf wear, dent to front board with early repair; Mild age toning to text block edges, uneven foxing throughout pages interiorly (most severe on pages 337-345), sticker on front pastedown appears to be a notation system from a private library. RWO.
Hartford: Authority of the General Assembly, 1808. Octavo, xiv, 696 pages. In Good condition. Spine is brown with red label and gilt lettering. Bound in brown leather. Boards show rubbing and scratching to front and back board. Boards show rubbing to head, fore, and tail edges, rubbing and bumping to fore edge corners. Boards show rubbing to front and back board hinges, with moderate tearing to front board hinge causing exposure of spine and front board to be slightly loose. Boards show rubbing and scratching to spine, minor rubbing and bumping to headcap and tail. Ex-Libris copy, including ownership inscription on front free end paper. Textblock shows age toning, minor foxing spots, minor smudging and scratching. RWO Consignment.
Boston: Printed for the Society, 1927. Octavo, iv, 496 pages. In Good minus condition. Spine is tan with blue print. Boards half bound with tan cloth to spine and corners and blue cloth to boards. Fraying to spine caps and corners, lightly cocked spine, light soiling. Text block has light tanning to endpapers, name in pencil on front flyleaf, spine break page 241. Illustrated (b&w plates).
Hartford: Hudson & Goodwin, 1797. First Edition. Octavo, , 516 pages; G; Full contemporary calf, with heavily faded morocco spine label; Boards show moderate wear overall, with light warping to front and back covers; Textblock has moderate uneven age-toning and staining to edges, light age-toning to pages throughout, ffep is loose (but attached), and ink emendations in an early-19th century hand appear on the contents pages; Evans 32820; ESTC W 29386; Trumbull 1351. RWO.
New York: Scheba Publishing Company, 1937. First Edition. Octavo, 344 pages; G+; fully bound in red cloth, front cover and spine have faded gilt lettering binding has moderate wear, with the top and bottom edges of the spine worn off, has bumping and minor fraying on the fore edge corners, has minimal rubbing on both covers; pages have minor age toning, have minor to severe detachment in several locations, occasionally illustrated; NOTE: Shelved in Room G.
Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1799. Presumed First Edition. Small Octavo, 80 pages; G+; Side-sewn pamphlet in original wraps; Housed in blue cloth chemis cover, with toned paper label on “spine”; Textblock age-toned with damp staining to final five leaves; Generous margins, apparently untrimmed but with some bumping and minor tars (not impacting text); Scattered early ink annotations throughout text; "N. Goodwin” written on title page in an early hand.; shelved case 7.
New York: Stephen Gould, 1810. Presumed First Edition. Octavo, , xxxiv, 570 pages; VG-; Rebound in full brown cloth, with gilt lettering to spine; Boards show minor wear to corners and head/tail of spine, with moderate bumping to head of spine; Textblock has moderate damp staining to speckled edges, and moderate age-toning and minor foxing to pages throughout interiorly. RW.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1929. Limited First Edition: 1/1035. Quarto, vi, ; G+/ G+; Light brown spine with black letter; House in black cardboard slipcase; Dustjacket has moderate+ uneven age-toning overall, a chip to bottom-right corner of front cover, light wear to top edges, and faint red staining / a small chip at the head of spine; Boards show light wear to corners, light bumping to head/tail of spine, and several instances of light soiling; Textblock has some light age-toning and foxing to deckled edges; Slipcase has split along multiple edges and has significant chipping to black paper finish; Illustrated (sixty b/w drawing); Introduction by then NY governor Franklin Roosevelt; NOTE: Shelved in Room G.
CAMBRIDGE: THE BELKNAP PRESS OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1959. First Edition. Octavo,148 pages. In Very Good minus condition. Boards show light scuffing, minor fraying to corners. Slight sunning to spine and mild wear to headband and tailband. Text block has modest age-toning to edges along with a sticker from ex-library on pastedown.
Boston: Coburn Brothers, 1889. First Edition. Large octavo, xvi, 420 pages; G+; Black morrocan roundback spine, banded, with gilt lettering; Half-bound morrocan with faded green boards; Boards show significant wear along joints and head/tail of spine, moderate+ wear to corners and bottom edge, 1.5-inch tears along joints at head of spine, moderate+ shelfwear to back cover, light chipping to bands on spine, and light+ shelfwear overall; Textblock has light age-toning to edges; Inscription from author appears on ffep: "To Francis Skinner / from / the Author"; t.e.g.; Illustrated; NOTE: Shelved in Room G.
[Washington, D.C.]: [Blair & Rives], . First Edition. Octavo, 1075 pages; G+; Half bound in brown calf with marbled paper boards; Gilt titling and ruling to spine; Leather of spine rubbed and worn, with some flaking; Rubbing to edges and corners of boards; Previous owner's name stamped in center of title page, and written and stamped on first page of text; Text block slightly age-toned and somewhat foxed; Lacking two frontispieces found in some copies. RWO.
New York: Cassell & Company, 1886. First Edition. Quarto, 433 pages; bound in modern three-quarters brown leather, black pebbled cloth boards, gilt to front board and spine; very mild wear; text block acid-toned and somewhat brittle; 432/433 gutter with pasted paper, holding inner quarter of two leaves together, causing some tearing; With 36 heliotype plates containing 204 mugshot or headshot records, as well as an image of Byrnes observing a bank robber being prepared for his mugshot and a frontispiece; shelved case 1.
Philadelphia: David Hogan, 1809. First Edition. Slim Octavo, , iii - iv, pp. 5 - 52. In Very Good condition. Rebound in brown library binding, with original black leather spine and gilt lettering preserved. Boards have light wear, with slight bowing to boards. Text-block has light foxing and age-toning throughout. Signature of previous owner (“E. Hubbard”) in ink on the title-page. RW consignment. Shelved in Case 8 1/4.
Amsterdam: Walter J. Johnson, Inc., 1975. First Edition Thus. Folio, 370 pages. In Good condition. Spine is red with blue spine label and gilt lettering. Boards show minor rubbing to front and back boards, moderate minus rubbing to hinges towards tail edges. Boards show bumping to head, fore edge corner, sunning and minor rubbing to spine, bumping to headcap and tail. Textblock shows moderate foxing spots to head and fore edges, minor foxing spots to tail edges. RWO Consignment.
Philadelphia; Hartford; New York: P. H. Nicklin & T. Johnson; Lincoln and Gleason; Isaac Riley, 1809 - 1830. Mixed Editions. Octavos, Five Volumes; G-; Full mid-19th century sheepskin, with morocco spine labels and gilt lettering; Boards show cracking to leather along spines (most pronounced on Vols. 1 and 2), Moderate to severe peeling to sheepskin (especially Vol. 5.) chipping and wear to heads/tails of spines, and moderate shelfwear overall; Textblocks have moderate age-toning and light foxing to edges, light age-toning and minimal foxing to pages interiorly throughout (more significant on first and last leaves of each volume), and multiple 19th-century ink ownership inscriptions to end papers and/or titlepages; Appear to have been privately bound for an "Edmund Zacher" (name appears on labels near bottom of spines) in the mid-nineteenth century. RWO-LC. Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Hartford; New York: Hudson and Goodwin; Lincoln and Gleason; Isaac Riley; Peter B. Gleason, 1806 - 1823. First Editions. Octavos, Five Volumes; G-; Full leather bindings (mixed calf and sheepskin), with morocco spine labels (detached on Vols. 4 and 5) and gilt lettering; Boards show moderate plus bumping and wear to corners, moderate to severe wear to edges, cracking to leather along joints, and the front boards of Volumes 2 and 4 detached (but present); Textblocks have moderate age-toning and light soiling to edges, light uneven age-toning and foxing to pages throughout interiorly, and multiple 19th-century ink ownership inscriptions to endpapers and titlepages. RWO-LC. Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Massachusetts Department of Agriculture, 1925-1929. Octavo, Three volumes. In Good condition. Spine is green with gold print. Boards in green cloth with gold print. Light wear to spine caps and corners. Text block has bookplate on front paste-down, penciled name on front flyleaf of second volume. “Illustrated with colored plates from drawings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes and figures and cuts from drawings and photographs by the author and others”— title page. Frontispiece portrait of author in third volume. “Issued by authority of the Legislature”— title page. CONTENTS: Part I. Water Birds, Marsh Birds and Shore Birds (xxxi, 481 pages) — Part II. Land Birds from Bob-Whites to Grackles (L, 461 pages) — Part III. Land Birds from Sparrows to Thrushes (tanning to endpapers, spine break page 176; xlviii, 466 pages). [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates]. NOTE: Shelved in Room X, Case #5.
Brooklyn: A. Spooner, 1824. First Edition. Octavo, 116 pages, ; G-; newly rebound in 1/4 brown leather over brown cloth boards; pages have some tide-marks and foxing; most pages with some fraying and wear along fore edge; with rear advertisement black; two front blanks preserved, both with archival repair; title page with inscription "Presented to .... By the Compiler"; scarce in any condition, let alone signed; shelved case 1.
Providence: Knowles and Vose, 1844. Presumed First Edition. Octavo; viii, 594 pages. In Very Good minus condition. Bound in full brown calf with red leather label to spine. Leather much scuffed with numerous small stains. Joints and hinges starting to crack. Minor chipping at head of spine. Annotations to front free-end page. Text block lightly age-toned and foxed. A few scattered ink annotations. Includes “An Act to Secure and Appropriate the Touro Jewish Synagogue Fund” at pp. 476-477. This act recognized the trust established by Abraham Touro to maintain the structure and grounds of what would become known as Touro Synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues in the United States.
Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin & Co, 1899. First Edition. Octavo, 662 pages. In Very Good minus condition. Green spine with gilt lettering. Full binding in green paper. Boards show modest shelf wear, a tiny closed tear on headband and minor wear to corners. Text block has the ownership inscription "Eleanor Davis Crosby" on pastedown, a deckled fore edge, and exhibits moderate age-toning throughout pages.
New York: G. & R. Waite, 1804. First Edition. Octavo, 78,  pages. In Good condition. A disbound copy, as usual. Scotch tape along spine, with an additional horizontal piece along both head and tail of spine. Water-stained, with tide mark extending along entire lower and fore edge, most pronounced along first 10 pages. Ex-Library of Congress copy, with their perforated mark at the foot of the title page, page 77, and also with two stamps to verso of title page, both covered in ink and lightly bleeding through title page. Small clip off of rear wrap. Shelved in Case 7.
New York: E. B. Treat, 1873. First Edition. Octavo, 359 pages; G; full binding of dark green cloth; spine with gilt lettering; moderate shelf wear; shredding at corners of boards; chips missing from head and tail of spine; mild soiling; small holes of cloth at front joint; spine repaired with glue at tail; mylar wrapper glued to covers; ex-library, with usual marks, including stamp to title page, bookplate to front pastedown; previous owners' names at front paste down and free end paper; contains black and white plates; pages clean; EF consignment; shelved in Room G.
Hanover, NH: Hanover Historical Society, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 142 pages; VG/VG; spine gray, with black lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering; mild shelf wear and soiling; two small closed tears at upper edge of jacket back; spine cocked; contains black and white illustrations; signed flat at half title by Hoefnagel and Close; pages clean; shelved US Regional--New England.
Buffalo: Underhill and Nichols, 1893. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, - pages. In Good plus condition. Bound in green cloth with red lettering and silver stamped decoration. Boards have sunning to spine, bending to spine edges, staining to front cover, and slight bowing to edges. Textblock has light age toning and creasing to gutters of pages 124 to 128. First Printing indicated by copyright note on 3 lines, p. 226 blank, and no terminal advertisements. Shelved Room A.
New York; Albany: Isaac Riley; E. F. Backus, 1811 - 1823. Second Edition. Large Octavos, Twenty Volumes; G+; Full calf, with morocco spine labels, gilt lettering, and tooled volume numbers to spines; Boards show moderate wear to bottom edges, light bumping to corners, light chipping to head/tails of spines, and light plus shelfwear overall; More substantial chipping to top and bottom of spine on Volume 9; Significant cracking to leather along joints on volumes 4, 7, and 9; Textblocks show moderate age-toning to edges, light shelfwear to bottom edges, light to moderate uneven age-toning to pages throughout interiorly, occasional creases to pages, and various ownership inscriptions to several volumes; Possibly constructed of mixed editions, but all privately bound as a single set. RWO-LC. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
New York: New York Common Council, 1836. First Edition. Octavo, vii, pp. 1, 4-370, ; G-; Rebound in blue-grey buckram, with original paper spine labels preserved; Text complete despite pagination, pagination as expected; Boards have light plus wear to corners, some fraying to cloth at head/tail of spine, significant chipping to cloth on spine, tears to cloth along joints, chipping and age-toning to paper spine labels, and light wear/soiling overall; Textblocks show moderate age-toning to edges and pages interiorly, moderate plus foxing to end-papers; Ex-library copy: ex libris ("Y.M.C.A. of New Brunswick") to front pastedown, withdrawal card pocket on back pastedown, and other standard library notation. RWO.
Burlington: David Allinson, 1815. Octavo, 100,  pages; G-; Bound in full brown leather with red spine label and gilt lettering; Severe chipping to head/tail of spine with binding exposed at head, leather on spine moderately worn, label on spine partially rubbed away, front/back joints beginning to split, moderate rubbing and bumping to corners, edges show moderate shelf wear, moderate soiling to leather on front/back boards, leather beginning to peel on back board; Slight age toning to exterior of text block, light + age toning and foxing to pages throughout, damp staining at top of pages from front pastedown to page 25 (does not effect readability of text), previous inscription in ink of front pastedown. RWO.
New York, St. Louis, San Francisco, London: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1972. First Edition. Small Quarto, xii, xvii, xxi, xxiv, xxxiii, 286 pages. In Very good condition with a Good dust jacket. Spine pictorial off-white and black with black lettering. Exterior shows moderate age toning with few chips to the edges. Boards have minimal wear to the exterior and lightly rubbed edges. Text block has mild age toning to the edges. Pictorial end papers. Frontispiece. Illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings and floor plans. First edition.
Boston: Boston City Council, 1879. First Edition. String-bound pamphlet bound into softcover binding. 44 pages. Pamphlet In Very Good condition, Library binding in Good plus condition. Sunned red cloth spine with gray paper boards. Softcover binding has sunning to spine, bumping and rubbing to corners, and library stickers on front cover. Pamphlet has slight age toning. Shelved Allan's Office.
New Haven: Chas. W. Scranton & Co., 1929. First Edition. Quarto, unpaginated. In Good condition. Spine is yellow. Quarter bound in yellow cloth with blue paper boards. Boards show minor rubbing to front and back boards, minor rubbing and bumping to fore edge corners. Boards show minor rubbing to head edge of front board near spine, fore edges, and tail edges. Boards show sunning to spine, minor rubbing to headcap and tail. Boards show moderate foxing spots to back board. Textblock shows age toning and minor foxing spots to fore edge. RWO Consignment.
Boston, MA: The Old Corner Book Store, 1928. Limited Edition, #183/400. 16mo, 31 pages; VG-; quarter white paper binding, boards in blue paper; spine unmarked; mild shelf wear and scuffing; mild age-toning to spine; contains black and white photos; stamped 183 at colophon; signed flat by both contemporary owners of the Old Corner Book Store, Joseph M. Jennings and Richard F. Fuller at colophon; pages clean; shelved Front Case.
Hartford: Silas Andrus and Son, 1855. Octavo, Two Volumes. In Good condition. Spines are green with gilt lettering. Boards protected by mylar covering. Boards show tooling to front boards, back boards, and spines. Boards show rubbing to front and back boards, rubbing and bumping to fore edge corners. Boards show minor rubbing to tail edges, minor bumping to head and tail edge of Vol II back board. Boards show moderate rubbing spot on Vol I front board near fore edge, rubbing to front and back hinges of Vol I and Vol II. Boards show rubbing and bumping to headcap and tail, sunning to spine of Vol I, fading to gilted lettering. Ex-library copy with usual markings, including library bookplate on insides of front boards on paste downs, embossing on front free end papers and title pages, ink stamp on reverse of title pages. Ownership inscription on front free end papers. Textblocks shows fading black dye to head edges, age toning, moderate foxing spots, minor scratching and smudging spots to fore and tail edges. CONTENTS: Vol I., "Antiquities. The First Books of the New-England History", (xli, 626 pages) -- Vol II., "Sal Gentium. The Fourth Book of the New-English History", (682 pages). RWO Consignment.
New York: Little, Brown and Company, 1959. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 243 pages. In Very Good condition, with Good just jacket. Dark green spine with white titling. Dust jacket shows mild rubbing and wear (particularly to spine) including chipping to head and tail of spine with small tears and pieces missing. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut: “$3.95”. Inscribed on the front free end page by Joseph Mitchell, "To Rachel MacKenzie / with love / Joe Mitchell / November 11, 1974". JM consignment. Shelved in Case 6.
Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 1930. Tercentenary Edition. Octavo, 211 pages. In Very good minus condition. Green spine with gilt lettering. Full binding in green cloth. Boards show light shelf wear and slight bumping to corners. Text block has a deckled fore edge and modest age-toning throughout pages. Note: Shelved in Netdesk Column B, ND-B.