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DELPHINE PAR MADAME DE STAEL-HOLSTEIN
A leatherbound volume written in French. It is dated 1809 and published in Paris by A La Librairie Stereotype, Chez H. Nicolle. The book is in overall very good condition. There is some wear to the spine and chipping at he upper boards near the spine. An owner's name is written on the title page. there are 235 numbered pages.
CLASS BOOK OF PHYSIOLOGY FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES COMPRISING THE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE ORGANS OF MAN
This book was written by B. N. Comings, MD. The publisher is D. Appleton and Company. Cominsa taught in Connecticut Normal School. The numerous illustrations are wood block engravings by E. C. Kellogg of Hartford. The copyriht date is 1857. This is the second edition. The book has an embossed leather spine with gold text and black cloth boards. Parts of the binding are a bit loose. There is scattered foxing. Tere are 324 pages and the book measures 7 3/4" tall.
JOURNAL DURING A RESIDENCE IN FRANCE FROM THE BEGINNING OF AUGUST TO THE MIDDLE OF DECEMBER 1792
The complete title of this book is Journal During a Residence in France From The Beginning of august to the Middle of December 1792 to which is Added Am Account Of the Most Remarkable Events That Happened at Paris from that Time to the Deatheof the Late King of France. The author is John Moore M.D. The book was written in two volumes. Volume one is the only volume present. This edition was printed in Boston for B. Larkin, J. White, S. Cabot, Thomas and Andrews, D. West, E. Larkin, jun. and J. west in 1794. The inside of the front cover is inscribed in pen and ink with a former owner's name and his personal library number. The book measures 4 1/4" X 7". The front hinge is cracked but front cover is still held firmly in place. There is foxing to the pages but overall this book is in very good condition.
THE ONLY SURE GUIDE TO THE ENGLISH TONGUE
This is a leatherbound book but it is al little unusual because the cover is hand sewn over the original coverwhich looks like coarsely woven cloth. The complete title of this book is The Only Sure Guide to the English Tongue or New Pronouncing Spelling Book Upon the Same Plan as Perry's Royal Standard English Dictionary, Now made use of in all of the celebrated Schools in Great Britain, Ireland and America. To Which is Added a Grammar of the English Language And a Select Number of Moral Tales and Fables...The author is W. Perry. This copy is the Sixth Worcester Edition Illustrated with cuts. It is printed at Worcester, Massachusetts by Isaiah Thomas and Leonard Worcester for Isaiah Thomas. This edition was printed in 1792.. It has a very decorative frontispiece and other small attractive illustrations throughout. There are 180 numbered pages. The leather hinge over one edge of the spine is cracked. The owner's name is on the last blank page. The book measures 4 1/2" X 6 3/4"
THE AMERICAN CHESTERFIELD OR WAY TO WEALTH
A nice little leatherbound book the full title of which is The American Chesterfield or Way To Wealth Honor and Distinction; Being Selections from the Letters of Lord Chesterfield to His Son and Extracts from Other Eminent Autohors on the Subject of Politeness with Alterations and Additions Suited to the Youth of the United States by a Member of the Philadelphia Bar. This edition was published in 1827 by John Grigg of No. 9 North fourth Street, Philadelphia. The book is in excellent condition. There is an attractively illustrated frontispiece and many other illustrations in the section pertaining to the carving of different cuts of meat. It is interesting that someone has early on pasted a title for Byron's Works on the spine of the book. The page edges of the leather binding are decorated with gilt. It is really an interesting book having to do with etiquitte but from a man's perspective. Usually etiquitte books are written for women. There are several pages specifically written for Americans. The most important items being that they should not chew tobacco while visiting in Europe or lean back on the back two legs of a chair. Two habits that must have been common in American men during the time period. The book contains 272 numbered pages. It measures 3" X 5".
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT
The complete title of this large leather bound book is Commemorative Biographical Record of Tolland and Windham Counties Connecticut Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of Many of the Early Settled Families. The book was compiled by J.H. Beers & Company in 1903. It is illustrated with portraits of the subjects as well a a facsimilie of their signature and there is a good long biography of each person represented. The front cover is detatched and there is a tear at the base of the spine. Otherwise the book is in good condition. It contains 1358 pages.
$195.00 #139- 9-12