London: A. Strahan, 1801. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. iv, 307 pp. 8vo. Interior is fine with only occasional signs of aging or foxing. Subtitle, "Late Principal of the University of Edinburgh, and Historiographer to His Majesty for Scotland." Half-calf, with gilt rules and marbled boards. Red speckled edges. Spine is missing. Covers are aged and quite worn. Some of the paper on upper third of front paste-down has been removed from excessive erasing. Corner of pp. 83-84 is torn off, but text is not affected. Good.
London: Edward Dilley, 1762. Full Leather. First Edition. , viii, 176 pp. 16mo. Full brown tree calf leather binding with five raised bands at spine, black leather patch title with faded gold embossing. Scuffing and wear appropriate to age. Contents pasted to front pastedown, rear pastedown has shifted. Overall page toning to interior. Good.
Cambridge, Mass: Cambridge Historical Society, 1916. Wraps. First Edition. 45 pp. Sepia frontis portrait. Complete title: "...Under the Auspices of the Cambridge Historical Society celebrating etc." Gray wraps have seal of the society center front under title. Wraps slightly edgeworn, with chips at heel of spine. Tissue-guarded frontis. Copyright page notes "Printed in advance from Volume X of the Publications of the Cambridge Historical Society." Contains introductory remarks by Rev. William Lawrence, Dana as a Man of Letters by Prof. Bliss Perry, Dana as an Antislavery Leader by Moorfield Storey, Esq., and Dana as a Lawyer and Citizen by Hon. Joseph H. Choate. Clean, tight, and bright on deckled stock. Very Good.
Bangor, ME: John H. Bacon, 1900. Hardcover. First Edition. 85 pp. 8vo. Ivery covers, slightly soiled, with gold embossed titling to cover boad. Clean and somewhat musty within.
A memoir of the life of George Warren Field, the frist pastor of the Central Congregational Church and Parish of Bangor, Maine. Very Good.
Augusta, Maine: The Governor and Council, 1888. Full-Leather. First Edition. 64 pp. Covers and spine are of full, brown leather with fairly bright gilt lettering and decorative rules on the front cover. The spine has five raised bands and small, bright gilt decorations in each panel. Small portions of both spine ends are missing. Corners are bumped and worn. Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled, shelf- and edge-worn. A.e.g. Eps are of paper-backed, dark olive green cloth with gilt floral print. Interior is very slightly aged and, occasionally, slightly foxed. Very Good.
Paris: Francois Broncart, 1724. Full Leather. As. , 257 pp. 24mo. Full leather boards with small red patch title to spine, gold embossed decorative elements. Minor wear and scuffing with tiny loss at head of spine. Marbled endpapers with previous owner's name on second free endpaper. Paper repair along foredge of title page, doodling from a very early owner on title page in the form of an "A" and a human figure, verso of title page has been lined to look like sheet music with what appears to be music notes--very early as well. Page 177/178 loose and laid in, period doodling again on verso of final page in volume. Text in French. Very Good.
Boston: Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, 1847. Hardcover. First Edition. 324 pp. Volume III of the "Lives of the Chief Fathers of New England" Covers have blind-stamped, overall decorative motif. Spine has blind-stamped, fairly bright gilt lettering and ornamentation. Front hinge is splitting and upper half of spine is beginning to detach. Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled and edge-worn. Spine ends are chipped. Corners are bumped and frayed to the boards. Small portions of the the lower cover edges are also frayed to the boards. Pale yellow eps. Ffep has been removed. Page edges are somewhat aged and soiled. Interior is clean and the pages are still extremely white. However, they are also heavily foxed. Good.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1818. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. viii, 488, 592 pp. 8vo. Blue leather spine and cover corners, five raised bands to spine, gold titling, blue cloth insets to covers, Scuffing and wear to boards, bumping to corners, small losses at corners, front board hinge starting at head of hinge. Top edges gilt. Clean within. Good.
Atlanta, GA: The Printing Professionals, 1983. First Edition. 36 pp. 4to. Light scuffing to cover from shelf wear, clean within.
A catalog from an exhibition of the same name that traveled througout the southern United States on behalf of the Southern Arts Federation. A survey of the life and art of folk artist Nellie Mae Rowe.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1885. Hardcover. First Edition. vi, , 206,  pp ads. Green cloth covered boards with gold and dark red embossed tilting and decoration to spine and front cover board. Light scuffing to boards from shelf wear, bumping to corners. Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown and second free endpaper, clean within.
Part of the "English Worthies" Series edited by Andrew Lang. Very Good.
Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1873. Hardcover. 319 pp. 8vo. B/w ills. Covers stamped with rules and embellishments, figure of kilt-clad Englishman on front in gilt. Title in gilt on spine, and also a list of 15 generals and governors' names who are listed as giving testimonials. Spine worn at ends. Corners bumped and worn. Cover has a few scuff marks. Binding is tight. Foxed throughout. Very Good.
New York: Self Published, 1831. Half Leather. Second Edition. 214 pp. 16mo. Brown leather spine with marbled paper cover boards, front hinge starting, wear to corners. Soiling to endpapers, cellophane tape reinforcement to front and rear gutters, previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown. Some staining within but overall text Very Good. Good.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1931. Green Cloth. Presumed First. 298 pp. Subtitle, "An Account of Anna Seward and Her Acquaintance with Dr. Johnson, Boswell, & Others of Their Time." Worn spots on front cover and particularly on spine and rear cover. Title block pasted on spine. Spine ends and corners are slightly bumped. Edges slightly soiled. B/w frontis portrait of "Anna Seward by Romney (c. 1786)." Five additional b/w illustrations. Interior is near fine. Very Good Plus.
Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1960. Hardcover. First Edition. xi, 296 pp. 8vo. Scuffing to dust jacket from shelf wear, minor soiling. Age toning to endpapers where dust jacket flaps have rested. Light foxing throughout text and photographs. An important memoir of what was then a vanishing way of life. Very Good / very good.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1839. Hardcover. 320 pp. 16mo. B/w frontis. portrait. Brown cover is soiled. Corners bumped. Bookworm holes in spine hinges. Bright gilt lettering on spine, "The Family Library No. 65," in embellished box. Ffep has ink signature. Stamped signature on title page and verso frontis. Binding tight. Minimal foxing throughout. Another in the Harper Family Series focusing on education, history and social sciences. Very Good.