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The industrial revolution brought MORE books, with MORE illustrations, in MORE colorful and elaborate bindings, to MORE people than ever before.  The books offered below were handsomely bound as you see them NOT by independent “hand binders” but by their publishers, by machine methods, in proudly “modern” factories.  The earlier examples here are often subtle in their charm (and hard to photograph);  the late 19th-century ones only begin to show the range of what glittered and gleamed in the bookshop windows of their exuberant era;  and the early 20th-century bindings demonstrate yet another change in taste.  (There are a few “publisher's paper” bindings here, too, just because we couldn't resist putting them in!)  Please note that all these volumes are in fit condition to give real pleasure to collectors or gift-recipients but not all are in states to be “collected for condition”— prices, of course, have been set accordingly, and condition details have been carefully supplied. These, you will want to pay attention to, and perhaps consult about.
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Hey, Gang!  Let's Build a Fountain!
(A DIFFERENT KIND of Student Social Activism” @ Berkeley).  University of California magazine.  Under the Berkeley Oaks. Stories by students of the University of California; selected and edited by the editorial staff of the University of California magazine. San Francisco: A.M. Robertson, 1901, ©1900. 12mo (19 cm, 7.25"). Frontis., [2] ff., 227, [1] pp.
$110.00
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This entry is repeated in the
“R–Z” section of this
catalogue . . .


Funny *&* EducationalIllustrated Roman Shenanigans
Abbott à Beckett, Gilbert.  The comic history of Rome. [London]: Bradbury, Evans, & Co., [ca. 1852]. 8vo (22 cm, 8.7"). xii, 308 pp.; 10 col. plts., illus.
[SOLD]
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For (real) GREEK & LATIN CLASSICS, 
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WONDERFUL is theComfort of Words
Aked, Charles F.  Wells and palm trees. Cool water and abundant rest on life's rough way. New York: Dodge Publishing Co., © 1908. 12mo. Frontis., [6], 149, [1] pp.
$75.00

Romance in the Bluegrass State
Allen, James Lane, & Hugh Thomson, illus.  A Kentucky cardinal; and Aftermath. New York: Macmillan & Co., 1900. 8vo (20.9 cm, 8.25"). xxxii, 276, [4] pp.
$20.00
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“A God-Hero of the Golden Age of Myth” —
The First Original English-Language Poem on the Buddha
Arnold, Edwin.  The light of Asia. Being the life and teaching of Gautama prince of India and founder of Buddhism. Avon, CT: Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club, 1976. Folio (30 cm, 11.8"). xxiv, 193, [3] pp.; 8 col. plts.
$100.00
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      books,  click here.

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      & UNDER,  click here.

The Joys of:
Good Honest Farming, Living Debt-Free, & Raising Children
Bacheller, Irving.  Keeping up with Lizzie. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1911. 12mo (18 cm; 7"). [10], 157, [1] pp.; 12 plts.
$65.00
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Country ComedySacker Binding
Bell, Lilian.  At home with the Jardines. New York: A. Wessels Company, 1906. 8vo (19 cm; 7.5"). 322 pp.
$20.00
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For “EVIDENCE of READERSHIP,”  click here.


BIBLES
ORDERED BY DATE

Szyk's LEC Ruth
Bible.  O.T. Ruth. English. 1947. Authorized (i.e., “King James Version”).   The book of Ruth from the translation prepared at Cambridge in 1611 for King James I with a preface by Mary Ellen Chase and illustrations by Arthur Szyk. New York: [Printed by the Aldus Printers for the] Limited Editions Club, 1947. Small folio (31 cm, 12.2"). 42, [6] double-fold pp.; col. illus.
$250.00
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AttractiveAltemus Binding to Celebrate an ADMIRABLE Man
Brooks, Phillips. Addresses. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus, n.d. (ca. 1900). 18mo (15.5 cm; 6.125"). 165 pp.
$25.00
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Little Lord Fauntleroy
Burnett, Frances Hodgson.   Little lord Fauntleroy. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1890. 8vo., xi, [1 (blank)], 269, [1] pp.; 14 integral plts. (incl. frontis.), illus.
$150.00
For CHILDREN / EDUCATION,
  click here.

A Beautiful Country Girl & a Spanish Bullfighter
Burnett, Frances Hodgson.  The pretty sister of José.  New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1889. 12mo (19.1 cm; 7.5"). iv, 127, [8] pp (publisher's catalogue), [12] leaves of plates.
$35.00
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WILL CARLTON —
One could build a very interesting little collection of bindings and illustration, using his books!
They were SO popular, and oft-produced . . .
(Ditto, of course, Burns, Cowper, Scott, or
   Mrs. Hemans — for example.)

Quaint Customs
Carleton, Will.  Farm festivals. New York: Harper & Brothers, copyright 1881. 8vo. 167, [1], 6 (adv.)] pp. ; 18 plts. (incl. in pagination), illus.
$50.00

The Little Sleeper & Paul's Run Off with the Show”
ILLUSTRATED
   
Carleton, Will.  Farm legends. New York: Harper & Brothers, c. 1887. 8vo. 187, [1], 4 (adv.) pp.; 17 plts., illus.
$50.00

A Southern Hero Enters the “Brawl with Boston”Illustrated by Christy
Girl Heroes, Prominent!
Chambers, Robert W.  The maid-at-arms. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1902. 8vo. Frontis., vi, [6], 342, [6] pp.; 7 plts.
$75.00
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Waes Hael” IndeedIn a Nicely “Thematic” Binding by Amy Richards
Chase, Edithe Lea, & W.E.P. French.  Waes Hael, the book of toasts; being, for the most part, bubbles gathered from the wine of others' wit, with here and there, an occasional humbler globule believed to be more or less original. New York: Grafton Press, 1904. 8vo (19.8 cm, 7.75"). 303, [1] pp.
$30.00
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For more relating to WINE,  click here.
*or* for BEER-related items,  click here.
For “GIFTABLES” — mostly $150
      & UNDER,  click here.

“A Story of Modern American Life”
Colton, Arthur.  The debatable land. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1901. 8vo (19.4 cm, 7.6"). [10], 312, [8] pp.
$65.00
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For POST-1820 AMERICANAclick here.
For U.S. CIVIL WAR offerings,  click here.
For more of MILITARY/NAVAL interest,  click here.
For LITERATURE,  click here.

19th-Century Ontario Childhood StoriesAn Arts & Crafts Binding
Connor, Ralph.  Glengarry school days: a story of early days in Glengarry. Chicago: Fleming H. Revell & Co., 1902. 12mo (18.6 cm, 7.375"). [8], 13–340 pp.; 3 plts.
$20.00
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For more of CANADIAN interest,  click here.

Years & Years' Worth ofSelf-Sacrifice On Both the Man's & the Woman's Part
Crawford, F. Marion.  A rose of yesterday. New York & London: Macmillan & Co., 1897. 8vo (19.7 cm, 7.75"). [4], 218, [10 (adv.)] pp.
$75.00
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Bite-Sized Theatrical Morsels inFancy Dress Signed Bindings
Cruz, Ramón de la.  Sainetes de D. Ramón de la Cruz. Barcelona: Biblioteca “Arte y Letras” E. Domenech y Ca., 1882. 8vo (20.5 cm, 8"). 2 vols. I: [4], xliii, [1], 338, [2] pp.; 16 plts. (some incl. in pagination). II: [4], 343, [5] pp.; 5 plts.
$275.00
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For THEATER/THEATRE,  click here.
This also appears in the HISPANIC
                      MISCELLANY — click here.

You Can't Keep a Squirrel on the Ground”
Cullen, Clarence Louis.  Tales of the ex-tanks: A book of hard-luck stories. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1900. 12mo (18.6 cm, 7.25"). 392 pp.
$35.00
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For TEMPERANCE,  click here.
For GAMES, PUZZLES, SPORTS, &
PASTIMES,  click here.

A Celebration of Fine EducationInscribed by the Author
Cunningham, Frank H.  Familiar sketches of the Phillips Exeter Academy and surroundings. Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1883. 8vo (20.1 cm; 7.875"). xiv, 360 pp. illus.
$200.00
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For GAMES, PUZZLES, SPORTS, &
PASTIMES,  click here.

For ARCHITECTURE,  click here.
For “GIFTABLES” — mostly $150
      & UNDER,  click here.

“The Fourteenth of August was the Day Fixed Upon for the Sailing of the Brig Pilgrim
Dana, Richard Henry; Arthur Rackham, illus.  Two years before the mast. London: Collins' Clear-type Press, [1904]. 12mo (18.8 cm, 7.375"). Col. frontis., 304 pp.; 7 col. plts.
$400.00
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Popular AuthorDecorative Designers Binding
Deland, Margaret.  Dr. Lavendar's people. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1903. 8vo (19.3 cm, 7.6"). [viii], 369, [7 (adv.)] pp.; 12 plts.
$45.00
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“The Average Burkite Looked with Disapproval upon the Little 'Toy Church' . . . ”
An Easter Tale in a BRILLIANT Binding ofLovely Design
Dickinson, Mary Lowe.  Spring blossoms an Easter story. Philadelphia: Charles H. Banes, (1895). 8vo (19.1 cm, 7.55"). Frontis., 54 pp.; illus.
$160.00
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Thomson's Illustrations Beau Brocade”
Dobson, Austin. The ballad of Beau Brocade and other poems of the XVIIIth century. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1892. 8vo. Frontis., xiii, [3], 89, [3] pp.; 25 plts., illus.
$90.00
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New Homes, NEW HEARTS
Duncan, Norman.  The suitable child. New York: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1909. 4to. Frontis., 96 pp.; 4 plts.
$45.00
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Biblical Law, Debated
Dupin, André Marie Jean Jacques.  The trial of Jesus before Caiaphas and Pilate. Being a refutation of Mr. Salvador's chapter entitled “The Trial and Condemnation of Jesus.” Boston: Charles C. Little & James Brown, 1839. 16mo (18 cm, 7.1"). viii, 88, [2 (blank)] pp.
$100.00
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For JUDAICA / HEBRAICA,  click here.
For TRANSLATIONS,  click here.
For EUROPEAN LAW,  click here.

CRANBERRIES
Eastwood, B. A complete manual for the cultivation of the cranberry, with a description of the best varieties. New York: C.M. Saxton, Barker, & Co., 1860. 8vo. Engr. t.-p., 120 pp; 9 plts.
$125.00
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For a bit more AGRICULTURE,
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Lannigan & O'Shay at Sea
Decorative Designers” Binding
Fernald, Chester Bailey.  Under the jack-staff. New York: Century Co., 1903. 8vo. [6], 262 pp.
$75.00
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For MARITIME matters,  click here.
For more of IRISH interest,  click here.

Opposing Satan's Servants witha Lot of Slogging
Fernald, Mark.  Life of Elder Mark Fernald, written by himself. Newburyport: Geo. Moore Payne & D.B. Pike; Philadelphia: Christian General Book Concern (pr. by William H. Huse), 1852. 12mo (19.6 cm, 7.7"). Frontis., 405, [1] pp.
$150.00
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    “General Reading” & Inexpensive,  click here.

May Not a POET Now & Then / Reveal These Lives of Average Men?
Foss, Sam Walter.  Whiffs from wild meadows. Boston: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., copyright 1895. 8vo (19.4 cm, 7.7"). Frontis., [2], ix, [1], 272 pp.; illus.
$50.00
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We are Untrammelled Children of the West . . . PRAIRIE PRINCESSES, As it Were”
Furniss, Grace Livingston.  A box of monkeys and other farce-comedies. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1898 (copyright 1891). 16mo (17.5 cm, 6.875"). [4], 257, [3 (2 adv.)] pp.
[SOLD]
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Who Are Your Real Friends? What is REAL Love?
Garland, Hamlin.  Money magic. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1907. 8vo. [8], 354, [2] pp.; 8 plts.
$35.00

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For COMMERCE / TRADE /
        FINANCE / ECONOMICS,  click here.

GiltMOSAIC Binding
[Gavard, Charles].  Souvenir d'une promenade a Versailles. Paris: au Bureau des Galeries Historiques de Versailles, [ca. 1850–55]. Folio (36.5 cm; 14.5"). [6] ff., 50 leaves of plates.
$600.00
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This English Classic Presented inClassic Fashion
Goldsmith, Oliver.  The deserted village. Boston: J.E. Tilton & Co., 1866. 8vo. 53, [1] pp.; illus.
$49.50

Thomson's Illustrations The Vicar
Goldsmith, Oliver.  The Vicar of Wakefield. London & New York: Macmillan & Co., 1892. 8vo. Frontis., xxxiv, [2], 305, [7] pp.; illus.
$40.00
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Hand-ColoredFloral Frontispiece
Goodrich, Samuel G., ed.  The token, or affection's gift,a Christmas and New-Year's present.   Hartford: S. Andrus & Son, [ca. 1846]. 12mo. Frontis., 312 pp.; 4 plts.
$112.50
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In the reign of good King René . . . ”
Guiney, Louise Imogen.  The secret of Fougereuse: A romance of the fifteenth century; from the French. Boston: Marlier, Callanan & Co., 1898. 12mo (18.7 cm, 7.375"). Frontis., 347, [1] pp.; 4 plts.
$45.00
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Taking the Fad TOO Far?
Harsha, D.A.  The Heavenly token a gift book for Christians. New York: H. Dayton; Indianapolis: Asher & Co., 1859. 12mo (18.6 cm; 7.625"). Engr. frontis., 491 pp.
$125.00
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He BeatMark Twain to the Use of Pike County Vernacular
Hay, John.  The Pike County ballads. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1912. 8vo (22.3 cm, 8.75"). 45, [3] pp.; illus.
$150.00
For DICTIONARIES/GRAMMARS,
LANGUAGE ETC.,  click here.

Know Thyself”And FEAR Thy Sex Life
Hayes, Albert H.  The science of life; or, self-preservation. A medical treatise on nervous and physical debility, spermatorrhoea, impotence, and sterility, with practical observations on the treatment of diseases of the generative organs. Boston: Peabody Medical Institute, © 1881. 12mo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). xviii, 286 pp.; 4 plts. (1 fold.).
$220.00
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Washington, D.C.Life & Society, 1895
Hinman, Ida.  The Washington sketch book. A society souvenir. Containing over one hundred portraits of prominent people, and fifty views of public buildings and statues. Washington, DC: Hartman & Cadick, 1895. 4to (28.5 cm; 11.25"). 112 pp., [2 (ads) ff.
$75.00
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College SermonsPresentation Copy
Hoffman, Charles Frederick.  Christ, the patron of all true education. New York: E. & J.B. Young & Co., 1893. 8vo. Frontis., [2], 209, [1] pp.
$100.00
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Something Different fromthe Creator of Ruritania
Hope, Anthony, pseud.  Helena's path. New York: McClure Co., 1907. 8vo. Frontis., [6], 241, [1] pp.
$40.00
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Dartmouth's Laureate
Hovey, Richard.  Dartmouth lyrics. Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., (copyright 1924). 8vo. xiv, 94 pp.
$65.00
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Attractive Little Book!
Howells, William Dean.  Criticism and fiction. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892. 12mo. Frontis., title-leaf, 188 pp., [2] ff.
$25.00
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