Scranton, Pa. International Textbook Co., 1901. Leather. First Edition. 425, 347 pp. B/w ills. Subtitle: "Prepared for Students of the International Correspondence Schools." Brown covers are worn at corners and edge extremities. Spines are gone. At this point, bindings are tight. Glossy red marbled eps are tape reinforced at hinge. Vol. 1 has approx. an inch torn at bottom right corner on flyleaf and title page. Prev. owner's signature on flyleaf; book # stamped on title page. Foxing to preliminaries, else clean on nice glossy paper. Contents include geometrical drawing, freehand drawing, historical ornaments, elements of ornament, practical design, applied design, historic ornamental drawing, and color harmony -- all well illustrated and with question papers for some. Although spineless, there's a wealth of information here. good.
Chicago: American School at Armour Institute of Technology, 1902. Half Leather. First Edition. 1141 pp. This is a bound collection of "Instruction Papers" from the American School at Armour Institute of Technology. Each section contains instruction (frequently augmented by diagrams and/or pictures) followed by questions (and answers). The book is bound in maroon cloth with spine and corners of cordovan leather. Spine has five raised bands trimmed with gilt plus black title block. The leather is edgeworn, and there is a scrape on upper front corner, but cover is basically very good and binding is tight. Topics include: Mathematics (Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra and Mensuration), Mechanics, Mechanism, Heat, Elements of Chemistry, Metallurgy, Elements of Electricity, The Electric Current, Machine Design, Theory of Dynamo-Electric Machinery, Direct Current...
New York: American Book Company, 1892. Hardcover. Revised Edition. 144 pp. 12mo. Brown/black cover with typical McGuffey print, stylized writings, designs both front and back. Spine bound w/brown cloth. Corners bumped; extremities worn, but binding tight. Eps have light childish scribbling - faded pink crayon and pencil on eps. Interior presents each lesson in English and then duplicates it in Spanish, including penmanship Many b/w illustrations.. Clean within. Very Good.
Toronto: W. J. Gage & Company, Ltd., 1899. Reinforced Paper. As. 64 pp. B/w ills. Cover is coated olive green cloth with black title and design. Cover is scuffed and corners wearing, but intact. Inside covers are geometric designs in white on black. An early and much-used primer, the book is watermarked along front edge, written in in pencil, underlined occasionally, and generally shows signs of use. All pp. present and binding tight. Printed by the Board of Education for New Brunswick, it contains simple stories with words printed in sylllables. Good Plus.
Baltimore, MD: The Lord Baltimore Press, 1904. Hardcover. First Edition. 80 pp. Soft red cover has blindstamped rules, title in gilt on center front. Cloth is soiled. Spine chipped at bottom. Front cover has been folded, and cardboard backing broken. Ffep has signature of previous owner. Small stain at lower margin penetrates about 30 pp. Written as a text for the midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy by a professor of mathematics there. See a companion volume, "Exterior Ballistics" also by Alger, our book # 4167. Good.
Baltimore, MD: The Lord Baltimore Press, 1904. Red Cloth. First Edition. 166 pp. Soft red cover has blindstamped rules, title in gilt on center front. Cloth is soiled. Spine has dark marks. Edgewear on bottom and at corners. Ffep has signature of previous owner. Stain at lower margin penetrates about 15 pp. Written as a text for the midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy by a professor of mathematics there. See a companion volume, "The Elastic Strength of Guns" also by Alger, our book # 4166. Good Plus.
New York: American Book Company, 1913. Hardcover. First Edition. 12mo. 159 pp. Blue cloth boards have siginificant soiling, bumping to corners. Staining to endpapers, some soiling and a slightly musty smell throughout. That said, a fairly rare textbook for teaching English in settlement houses. Good.
Boston, Massachusetts: Manning and Loring, for the Author, 1801. Hardcover. 228 pp. Leather spine and greyish-green paper over wooden boards. Paper has worn away and wooden boards are exposed and chipped at corners. Leather spine is aged, soiled and has a few small worm holes. Paper, over boards, is aged, soiled, stained and worn. A small section of the lower portion of the front cover has broke off. Hinges are starting. Spine ends are bumped and rubbed. Corners are cracked and chipped. Page edges are aged and soiled. Previous owner's name, in ink, on ffep. Interior is aged and foxed to varying degrees throughout. Previous owner's hand-colored bookplate is deteriorating on the rear paste-down. Scarce early reader. Good.
Boston - New York: Lincoln & Edmands, 1830. Full-Leather. Boston Stereotype Edition. 252 pp. B/w plates. Title, Cont: "In which the elements of that science are familiarly explained, and adapted to the comprehension of young pupils. Illustrated with plates. By the author of Conversations on Chemistry, and Conversations on Political Economy, improved by appropriate questions, for the examination of scholars; also by Illustrative Notes, and a dictionary of philosophical terms." Beautiful tree calf binding is ruled in gilt on spine, with black title block, gilt title, Edges are rubbed, front cover a bit bowed. There are three patches of bookworm damage to rear cover and one small spot at lower end of spine. Contents are uniformly foxed, including the 23 pps. of illustrations following index...
Augusta, ME: Press Company, 1891. Hardcover. First Edition. 438 pp. 23 b/w ills. Brown cover has bright gilt title boxes on front cover and spine. Only a couple of small marks; this book looks ten years old rather than 110! Blue-flowered eps. The number "20" stamped in blue on flyleaf. Subtitle: "Period I. During the Triumphs of Napoleon's Empire." Prelims. include maps of central North America in 1806 and Napoleon's empire at its height in 1810; a painting of costumes in 1799 and of James Watts' first lesson in steam. The publisher notes: "This is a new, independent history, written from the American standpoint, teeming with important facts, some of which are new to most American and British readers, all of which are tersely written..." One page with foxing noted. Fine.
New York: Pratt, Woodford & Co., 1847. Full-Leather. 90th Edition. 360 pp. B/w ills. Title, cont: "In which the Principles of Mechanics, Hydrostatics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Acoustics, Optics, Astronomy, Electricity, Magnetism, Steam Engine, Electro-Magnetism, Electrotype, Photography, and Daguerreotype, are familiarly explained, and illustrated by more than 250 engravings; to which are added, questions for the examination of pupils. Designed for the use of schools and academies." Calf cover ruled and titled on spine in gilt. Black title block. Corners bumped, a bit rubbed, Leather rubbed at all edges. There is a 2" split to leather at front hinge. Eps are soiled, apparently water-stained. Ink p.o. to ffep. Binding is tight, with some pps. soiled and foxed and others perfectly clean and bright. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Lydia R. Bailey et al, 1825. Hardcover. As. 285 pp. + ills. and index. Leather cover a bit edgeworn and scuffed. Corners bumped, worn to boards. Spine chipped at both top & bottom. Black title block on spine has gilt lettering. Gilt rules and "3" also on spine. Foxed throughout. Previous Owner's small sticked on front endpaper, a different ink signature on flyleaf. Occasional pencil marks in margin. Very Good.
Bern: Stampfli & Cie, 1967. Hardcover. First Edition. Roughly translated: "Silks in the Italian Painting of the Fourteenth Century." 523 pp. Folio. Scuffing and light soiling to dust jacket, now in mylar cover. Minor staining to foredge of text block clean within. Text in German. Very Good / very good.
New York: Huntington and Savage, 1846. Full-Leather. New Edition, Revised & Enlarged. 220 pp. B & w ills. Subtitle: "Practical, Elementary, and Physiological, with a new and full description of the plants of the United States, and cultivated exotics, etc. for the use of seminaries, private students, and practical botanists." Smooth calf covers are split at joints, tender but attached. Black title block on spine is lettered in gilt. There is one chip at head of spine. Corners rubbed. P.o. in ink on ffep. Penciled notes on blank leaf at back. Mrs. Lincoln was one of the 19th Century's foremost textbook authors. Her book, meant mostly for use in female academies and institutions, was revised and enlarged many times, and was considered the best of...
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1850. Quarter Leather. 377 pp. + publisher's ads. Subtitle: "On the plan of the author's "Elements of Reading and Oratory." (Our book #004448) Black cover is aslightly aged, corners bumped and frayed. Textured black leather spine has bright gilt lettering. Binder's label on fep. Obscured name in brown ink on ffep. Some evidence of erosion at hinge. Foxing to preliminaries. Author is former Professor at Hamilton College. A rare and respected text. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1844. Quarter Leather. 352 pp. + publisher's ads. Aging black cover has frayed corners. Black leather spine with bright gilt lettering is blindstamped with rules and shell designs. Occasional light foxing and minor edge stains to interior. Binding tight. See our book # 004449 for a companion. Very Good.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. Rust Cloth. First Edition. 380 pp. Nd; ca. 1870. From Putnam's Advanced Science Series. Rust covers are stamped with rules & corner designs. Front cover lists topics from the Putnam series around a center title banner. Stamping is tinted black. Black embellishment on spine with gilt title. Spine very slightly worn at ends, corners lightly bumped. Ffep has p.o. signature. Although all pages are aged, this is a tight and attractive copy of a scarce reference. Very Good.
Paris: Masson & Cie, Editeurs. Paper. First Edition. 444 pp., plus 8 color plates. "Monographies de L'Institut Pasteur ... Avec 45 figures, 8 planches en noir et 8 planches en couleurs." Stiff brown paper wrappers are in a protective cover. Front cover has title and authors, in French. Ffep is detached. Water stain along top edge extends into margins, but does not affect text or illustrations. Previous owner's name, in ink, on half-title. Text, in French, is illustrated with 45 b/w illustrations, 8 b/w plates and 8 color plates. Interior is slightly aged and, as mentioned, is waterstained for approximately the first 210 pages. Very rare. Very Good.