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1 Companion Poets: Whittier's National Lyrics, Bryant's Voices of Nature, Holmes's Humorous Poems.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. 
Octavo. Brown morocco; boards and spines stamped in dark brown; gilt-lettered spines; gilt-tooled board edges and turn-ins; marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Bound by William Matthews, and signed by him. Illustrated. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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2 Evang.-Lutherisches Gesangbuch.
Milwaukee: Verlag von Georg Brumder, 1872. 
Octavo. XXIV, 512, [ii]pp. Crushed brown morocco stamped in gilt on both covers. Arabesque design frame surrounds a cross over the Holy Book surrounded with leaves in gilt on both covers. Owner's name, Friedrich Richter, on the upper cover, and the date, 1890, on the lower cover under the central design. All edges gilt. Flat spine with five compartments, all gilt. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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3 Evangelisches Gesangbuch, oder eine Sammlung Geistreicher Lieder zum Gebrauch der Evangelischen Gemeinschaft und aller heilsuchenden Seelen.
Cleveland: Verlegt von Carl Hammer, 1855. 
Small octavo. Contemporary black morocco with double fillet borders. Within the frame, delicately tooled in floral and arabesques in gilt. All edges gilt. Flat spine. Spine also gilt in compartments. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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4 Evangelisches Gesangbuch.
St. Charles, Missouri: P. R. Wobus, 1888. 
Small octavo. 461, 98pp. Contemporary russet-colored roan, decorated in gilt on both covers. All edges gilt. 
Price: 90.00 USD
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5 Friendship's Offering: a Christmas, New Year, and Birthday Present, for MDCCCL.
Boston: Published by Phillips, Sampson & Co., 1850. 
Octavo. Black morocco, fillet border in blind. Elaborate floral pattern embossed on both covers in blind. All edges gilt. The binding is signed A.C. Morin and Phila. on the both covers. Illustrated. Thompson, American Literary Annuals and Gift Books, p. 122; Wolf, From Gothic Windows to Peacocks: American Embossed Leather Bindings 1825-1855, 151. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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6 Friendship's Offering: a Christmas, New Year, and Birthday Present, for MDCCCLIII.
Philadelphia: Published by E. H. Butler & Co., 1852. 
Octavo. Blue morocco with gilt strapwork all over the covers and spine. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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7 Kirchen=Gesangbuch für Evangelisch-Lutherische Gemeinden ungeänderter Augsburgischer Confession.
St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1902. 
Sextodecimo. 468pp. Black roan, heavily gilt and dated 1903. Rubbed. Illustrated with a frontispiece. With the bookplate of a Detroit bookseller, Geo. Huser, on the front pastedown. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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8 Madison, Dane County and Surrounding Towns; Being a History and Guide. The remaining part of the title is "To Places of Scenic Beauty and Historical Note Found in the Towns of Dane County and Surroundings, Including the Organization of the Towns, ...
Madison, Wisconsin: Published by Wm. J. Park and Co., 1877. 
Octavo. 664pp. Red pictorial cloth, worn. With the bookplate of W. J. Park & Co. on the upper corner of the front pastedown. Illustrated with 32 engravings. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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9 Studies in Religion. By the Author of "Words in a Sunday School."
New York: C. Shephard, 1845. 
Small octavo. 230pp. Bound in polished light tan calf, with two sets of double fillet borders. In the corners, a design in a rectangle formed by the two sets of borders. In the larger rectangles, "Studies in Religion" on top, and the initials "E. C." in the bottom. Pattern repeated on lower cover, but without the title or the initials. Spine decorated in blind 
Price: 200.00 USD
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10 The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America together with the Psalter or Psalms of David.
New York: Published by White, Gallaher, & White, 1828. 
Duodecimo. 222, 92, 48pp. Second Stereotype edition. With separate title-pages to the "Psalms," and "Hymns." Bound in straight grain blue morocco with a double rule fillet border within which a wide floral border in gilt. In the middle, vertically, owner's name, Edward A. McClean, in blind. Pattern repeated on lower cover, without owne's name. All edges gilt. Flat spine, with floral design in gilt. With a frontispiece. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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11 The Book of Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America together with the Psalter or Psalms of David.
New York: Printed at the Protestant Episcopal Press, 1830. 
Small octavo. 394, 56pp. Straight-grained crimson morocco, with double fillet border in gilt. A leafy border within. Pattern repeated on lower cover. All edges gilt. Name "Eliza Granger" on upper cover. Flat spine, three raised bands. Floral design in gilt. Illustrated. Somewhat similar to plate 20, in "Bookbinding in America." 
Price: 200.00 USD
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12 The Christian Liturgy, and Book of Common Prayer; containing the Administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Apostolic Catholic, or Universal Church of Christ.
Boston: William D. Ticknor & Co., 1847. 
Small octavo. ix, [ii], 526pp. Black morocco with double fillet borders in blind, surrounding a stylized altar with a cross on both covers. Spine also decorated in blind, with title, "Common Prayer," and "Church of America" stamped in gilt. Bound by Benjamin Bradley, with his ticket on the front pastedown. Not in Wolf, From Gothic Windows to Peacocks: American Embossed Leather Bindings 1825-1855. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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13 The English Version of the Polyglott Bible: containing the Old and New Testaments.
Springfield: Published by Chapin Bridgman & Co., 1848. 
Duodecimo. Two parts in one volume. Engraved title-pages added. Bound in light brown calf, with fold-over tassel. Title stamped on spine. Pocketbook or wallet binding. Illustrated with frontispieces. On pocketbook bindings, see Maser. He says that "pocketbook bindings were occasionally used for small dictionaries but most frequently for church books of various sorts." 
Price: 150.00 USD
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14 The Evergreen. A Christmas, New Year, and Birthday Gift.
New York: Leavitt & Allen, n.d. 
Octavo. 252pp. Bound in black morocco with floral designs in blind and a gilt panel stamped in floral design with a rose and gilt centerpiece. Title, "The Evergreen" written in middle. Pattern repeated on lower cover. All edges gilt. Flat spine, with gilt and blind decorations. Illustrated. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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15 The Floral Album. Liber Amicorum for Mary Victoria.
New York: J. C. Riker, n.d. (not after 1857). 
Octavo. Bound in red morocco. Double gilt fillet borders. Within, floral and strapwork design in gilt. In center, an oval with rays emanating from the center in blind. On lower cover, gilt floral central design. All other designs, similar to those in upper cover, in blind. Flat spine decorated in gilt. Title-page engraved in colors. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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16 The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues; and with the former translations diligently compared and revised.
New York: American Bible Society, 1853. 
Octavo. 984pp. Bound in black embossed morocco in blind by A.C. Morin, with his name stamped in blind on both covers. Flat spine, decorated in blind and gilt. All edges gilt. Wolf, From Gothic Windows to Peacocks: American Embossed Leather Bindings 1825-1855, 153; Darlow & Moule I, 1188 (pagination differs). 
Price: 400.00 USD
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17 The Holy Bible.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1855. 
Duodecimo. 856, 259, 77pp. Contemporary blindstamped brown calf, elaborately tooled on both covers. All edges gilt. With a clasp. With a frontispiece. Hill 1589 (?). Not in Darlow & Moule, Herbert, nor Wolf, From Gothic Windows to Peacocks: American Embossed Leather Bindings 1825-1855. 
Price: 700.00 USD
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18 The Knickerbocker Gallery: a testimonial to the editor of the Knickerbocker magazine [i.e. Lewis Gaylord Clark] from its contributors. With forty-eight portraits on steel ... engraved expressly for this work.
New York: S. Hueston, 1855. 
Large octavo. 1ff., [ix]-xiv, 15-505pp. Added title-page engraved with vignette. Lacks last few leaves. Bound in red morocco. Illustrated with 49 portraits, including the frontispiece. 
Price: 400.00 USD
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19 The Ladies Wreath, a Souvenir for all Seasons.
Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, n.d. [c. 1855]. 
Octavo. 288pp. With an extra lithographed title-page and presentation pages. Bound in red morocco with gilt pictorial design on both covers. All edges gilt. Flat spine, gilt. Repaired. With four full-page engraved plates. Not in Wolf, From Gothic Windows to Peacocks: American Embossed Leather Bindings 1825-1855; Faxon 457a. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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20 The Lady's Gift; or, Souvenir of Friendship.
Boston: Phillips, Sampson and Company, n.d. [c. 1855]. 
Octavo. viii-324pp. Contemporary blue leather with gilt floral design. Illustrated with a colored chromolithographic added title-page and six plates. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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