Old Books


Civil War Era 1864 Tooled Leather & Gilt Decorated Holy Bible
Item #:
H2240
Description: Large format Holy Bible with tooled leather and gilt decorated boards. Includes Old and New Testaments together with The Apocrypha. Several engraved plates and color plates. Brass cover clasp.
Materials: Leather boards. Gilt edge pages.
Dimensions: Height: 12". Width: 10". Depth: 4".
Locality and Period: Philadelphia. 1864.
Comments: Published by William W. Harding.
Price: $245.00


"A Thousand and One Gems of Poetry" Selected and Arranged by Charles Mackay c.1880
Item #:
H2086
Description: Royal blue cloth boards with embossed gilt and black decorations and titles. 538 pages with 3 edges gilt. Many illustration on wood (wood cuts). Materials: Cloth boards.
Dimensions: Height: 8-1/4". Width: 6-1/4". Depth: 1-3/4".
Locality and Period: George Routledge & Sons, London, New York. c.1880.
Comments: The Editor intended to commence with Chaucer and end with Wordsworth, Moore, Rogers, Hood, Campbell and other poets that have passed, then included the productions of living poets from Great Britain and the United States of America.
Price: $75.00



Milton's "Paradise Lost" Illustrated by Gustave Dore
Item #:
F0445
Description: Beautifully illustrated volume of Milton's "Paradise Lost" with dozens of hauntingly dramatic illustrations by Gustave Dore (French 1832-1883).
Dimensions: Height: 12". Width: 9-5/8".
Locality and Period: Cassell Publishing Company, New York. c.1880.
Comments: 311 pages,
Price: $200.00


12 Volume "Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia" Set
Item #:
H2035
Description: 12 volume set including 2 volume dictionary and 10 volume encyclopedia. Leather spines and corners. Encyclopedia volume X includes dozens of full color maps.
Materials: Leather and cloth bindings.
Dimensions: Height: 12". Width: 9-1/2".
Locality and Period: The Century Co. New York. c.1895-1910.
Comments: Complete, beautiful large set that will grace your library shelves.
Price: $295.00



Item#: H1157
Title: Pilgims of the Plains, A Romance of the Santa Fe Trail
Author: Kate A. Aplington
Publisher: F.G. Browne & Co.
Date: 1913
Comments: First edition. Green cloth boards with gilt title. 400 pages. 5-1/2" X 7-1/2".
Price: $40.00


Item#: H2027
Title: An Illustrated History of The Holy Bible
Author: John Kitto
Publisher: The Henry Bill Publishing Company
Date: 1873
Comments: Tooled leather boards with gilt title on spine, marbled page edges. 300 engravings. 735 pages. 6-1/2" X 9-3/4".
Price: $30.00



Item#: H1027
Title: "Cat's Cradle" Signed Collector's Edition
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
Publisher: Easton Press
Date: 2000
Comments: Leather-bound signed collector's edition with certificate of authenticity. 9" X 6" tooled leather boards. 287 pages. All edges gilt. Kurt Vonnegut was born November 11th, 1922 in Indianapolis Indiana. Vonnegut was best known for the novels Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions and Slaughterhouse-Five. Vonnegut died in New York City on April 11, 2007.
Price: $395.00


Item#: F0396
Title: Home Fairies and Heart Flowers
Author: Frank French & Margaret E. Sangster
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Date: 1887
Comments: Twenty studies of children's heads with floral embellishments. Accompanied by poems by Margaret E. Sangster. Folio sized book, 93 pages.
Price: $175.00



Item#: H1635
Title: Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, The
Author: Alfred Tennyson
Publisher: Pott, Young & Co.
Date: 1879
Comments: Brick red embossed cloth boards with beveled edge having black and gilt decoration to the cover & spine. 7-3/8"" X 5-3/8". 3 edges gilt. 411 pages. Complete edition with twenty-four illustrations. Minor edge and corner wear.
Price: $49.00


Item#: H1640
Title: Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
Date: 1885
Comments: Green embossed cloth boards with beveled edge having black, red and gilt decoration to the cover & spine. 10" X 6-3/4". 3 edges gilt. 348 pages with "Numerous Illustrations". Minor edge and corner wear.
Price: $59.00



Item#: H1639
Title: Poetical Works of John Greenleaf Whittier
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
Date: 1887
Comments: Brown embossed cloth boards with beveled edge having black and gilt decoration to the cover & spine. 10" X 6-3/4". 3 edges gilt. 344 pages with "Numerous Illustrations". Minor edge and corner wear and mild page foxing. 
Price: $49.00


Item#: H1943 
Title: Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell, The
Author: Thomas Campbell 
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
Date: Undated c.1880
Comments: 260 pages plus ads. 7-1/2" X 5-1/4". Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert. Green embossed bevel boards. Black, green and gilt title and decoration on covers and spine. 3 edges gilt.
Price: $29.00 



Item#: H1797 
Title: Family Altar
Author: Rev. Edward Rutledge
Publisher: A.H. Maltby, New-Haven.
Date: 1828
Comments: Prayers for family worship, for the sick and the mourner; with practical reflections on the New Testament. Leather bound. 300 pages. 7-1/4 X 4-3/4".
Price: $49.00


Item#: F0280 
Title: German Single-Leaf Woodcut 1550-1600
Author: Walter L. Strauss
Publisher: Abaris Books, Inc.
Date: 1975
Comments: Three volume set. A pictoral catalogue. Beige cloth boards with black decoration and lettering. 1,429 total pages. 12-1/4" X 9-1/2" 
Price: $200.00



Item#: H1647
Title: Ethics Of The Dust
Author: John Ruskin
Publisher: Henry Altemus
Date: 1895.
Comments: Burnt Orange cloth boards with multi-colored and silver decorated cover. Silver embossed title on spine. 249 pages. 6" X 4-1/4".
Price: $89.00


Item#: H1649
Title: Mosses From An Old Manse 
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
Publisher: Donohue, Henneberry & Co.
Date: c.1890. 
Comments: Brown cloth boards silver embossed decorated cover and spine. 304 pages. 6" X 4-3/8".
Price: $39.00



Item#: H1611
Title: Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell, The (With Life)
Author: Thomas Campbell
Publisher: Gall & Inglis
Date: ca. 1875
Comments: Vivid blue decorative cloth boards with embossed black and gilt decoration. Three edges gilt and gilt title on spine. Six Engravings on Steel. 319 pages. 7-1/2" X 5-1/2".
Price: $69.00


Item#: H1558
Title: City Legends
Author: Will Carleton
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square
Date: 1890
Comments: Beveled red cloth boards with black, mauve and gilt decoration. Gilt title on spine. Illustrated. 170 pages. 9" X 7".
Price: $35.00



Item#: H1557
Title: City Ballads
Author: Will Carleton
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square
Date: 1885
Comments: Beveled light blue/grey boards with black and gilt decoration. Gilt title on spine.Illustrated. 180 pages. 9" X 7".
Price: $35.00