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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 Description du Catafalque executé à Paris dans l'église de Notre-Dame, à l'occasion du service qui se fera dans la même église le jeudi 9 juillet 1761, pour très-haute, très-puissante & très-excellente Princesse Marie-Amalie de Saxe, reine d'Espagne et des Indes.
Paris: De Christophe-Jean-François Ballard, 1761. 
Quarto. 20pp. A10. Black armorial binding, with royal arms on the upper cover. Illustrated with an engraving on the title-page by Charles Nicholas Cochin, engraved by Benoît Louis Prévost. Cohen-de Ricci, 289; Lewine, Bibliography of 18th Century Art & Illustrated Books, p. 140. With a royal bookplate. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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3 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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4 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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5 Original Leaf from the Kleine Print Bybel c. 1750.
Los Angeles: Dawson's Book Shop, 1991. 
Miniature book. 20, [ii]pp. Limited to sixty copies, printed by Pall Bohne for Dawson's Book Shop. With a half-title. 2 1/2 by 1 7/8 inches/64x48mm). Quarter red calf over patterned boards by Pall Bohne. With an illustrated leaf from the 'Kleine print Bybel ofte 170 geschiedenissen des O. en N. Testaments konstig afgebeeld ...' printed by Daniel Langeweg around 1750-1760. Bradley 89. Very fine copy. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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6 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 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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16 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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17 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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18 The Violet, A Christmas and New Year's Gift.
New York: Leavitt & Allen, n.d. 
Octavo. 250pp. Contemporary red roan or morocco with blind fillet borders. Within, a stylized floral border, also in blind. In a central cartouche, an arabesque design in gilt and blue. Repeated on the lower cover. Spine also follows same pattern. All edges gilt. With six engravings after designs by Gilbert, hand-colored. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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19 Alexander, ab Alexander. Andreae Tiraquelli Regii in Curia Parisiensi Senatoris. Semestria in Genialium Dierum Alexandri ab Alexandro Iurisperiti Neapolitani, Lib. VI.
Lyon: Apud Hæredes Gulielmi Rouillii, 1614. 
Folio. [12], 748, [74]pp. *6, AAA6-ZZZ6. Title vignette. Head pieces and initials. Title-page printed in red-and-black. Contemporary armorial calf with the arms of Cardinal Savio Mellini. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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20 Barlow, Thomas, Bishop of Lincoln. [BOUND IN BARLOW FAMILY ARMS - BUT NOT THE AUTHOR'S]. Popery, or, The principles & positions approved by the Church of Rome.
In the Savoy [London]: Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for James Collins in the Temple-passage from Essex-street; and sold at the Kings-head, and the Angel in VVestminster-Hall, 1679. 
Octavo. [ii], 116pp. A2, B4-P4, Q2. Nineteenth-century red morocco with the arms of a Barlow family on the upper cover. ESTC R236210; Wing B840. With remarks by some members of the same Barlow family regarding the author. The arms on the covers belong to this family. They do not, however, find any kinship with the author. 
Price: 1400.00 USD
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