Personal Narrative of a Tour Through a Part of the United States and Canada: With Notices of the History and Institutions of Methodism in America

This hard cover book has a pale green cover with gilt lettering on the spine of the cover. The corners are ruffed. There is a gift inscription written on the inside, foxing, light water stains, wear and soil. 431 pages. The author traveled from Halifax to Boston, and then west to Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois, then from Niagara through Toronto, Kingston, etc. to Quebec, returning through the Hudson River route to New York.Includes four parts: I. Personal Narrative. II. Historical Notices of Methodism in America. III. The Institutions of the Methodist Episcopal Church. IV. Territorial Progress of the American Methodist Episcopal Church. Dixon (1788-1871) was a Wesleyan minister, frequent writer on the history of Methodism, and served as President of the Wesleyan Conference, President of the Canadian Conference, and English representative at United State Conference.1st American Edition.

  • Personal Narrative of a Tour Through a Part of the United States and Canada: With Notices of the History and Institutions of Methodism in America
  • James Dixon
  • Lane and Scott, 1849
  • First edition

A Survey of Greek Civilization

This antique hardcover book is bound in brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on the spine and black etched lettering on the cover. Illustrated with black-and-white plates. Book is in good condition with browned pages, edgewear, light foxing, and soil. 337 pages, including index; approx. 5"x8".

  • J.P. Mahaffy
  • Chautauqua-Century Press, 1896
  • First edition

Directions and Directing

This antique hardcover book is bound in green cloth boards, with black lettering and a logo of a globe on the front cover. Some mild edgewear; spine ends slightly bumped; inner pages clean. Faint stains on cover. This is No. 5 of Alan Leo's Astrological Manuals, and contains an introduction by Leo. 91 pages, including advertisements; approx. 4"x7".

  • Directions and Directing
  • H.S. Green
  • L.N. Fowler & Co., 1910

Ireland As I Saw It

This antique hardcover book is bound in original cloth boards, with decorative etching on the front and gilt lettering on the spine. Spine slightly faded; some foxing; bookplate on front endpaper. Balch writes of his experiences returning to his native Ireland, interspersing personal memories with facts and histories of the Emerald Isle and its inhabitants. 432 pages; approx. 5"x8"

  • Ireland As I Saw It: The Character, Conditions and Prospects
  • William S. Balch
  • Hallock & Lyon, 1850

Flower Poems

The Photogravure and Colour Series. 96 pages, Color frontispiece, 11 additional color plates, all with tissue guards. Index of first lines. Green and blue illustrated cloth with gilt decoration, round gilt medallion on front board showing three typical Florence Castle maidens. Top edge gilt. Good condition overall; browned pages, edgewear, soil and most notably, damp stains to the back cover. No date listed, circa 1905.

  • Robert Herrick
  • Florence Castle, illustrator
  • George Routledge and Sons

Memoirs of the Mother and Wife of Washington

Early biography of Mary and Martha Washington, mother and wife to to first President George Washington. Red cloth cover with gold lettering on the spine.  4.5" X 6.5" with 190 total pages.  Frontispiece engraving of Martha Washington by Rice & Buttre from an earlier photograph; with original protective onion-skin overlay completely intact.  Boards are worn at edges, as well as spine ends.  Foxing and a few crumple/wrinkled pages. Fair overall. Hinges are tight.

  • Memoirs of the Mother and Wife of Washington
  • Margaret C. Conkling
  • Derby, Miller, & Company, 1850

The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson: Second Series

This is a collection of essays, marked "Second Series" on spine, by Ralph Waldo Emerson. No date, circa 1900s. Book is in good condition with edgewear, browned pages, and soil. 4 x 6 with 134 pages.

  • Essays: Second Series
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Hurst and Company

The Case for Christianity

"Mere Christianity" - the well-known C. S. Lewis classic, was adapted from a series of BBC radio talks made between 1942 and 1944, while Lewis was at Oxford during World War II. Considered a classic of Christian apologetics, the transcripts of the broadcasts originally appeared in print as three separate pamphlets: "The Case for Christianity" (1942), "Christian Behaviour" (1943), and "Beyond Personality" (1944). Pages are clean. Dust jacket is chipperd, browned at spine and edges, now in protective mylar covering. 5.25"x7.5" with 56 pages. 14th printing.

  • The Case for Christianity
  • C. S. Lewis
  • The Macmillan Company, 1956

How To Know Oriental Rugs

This antique hardcover book is bound in dark blue cloth boards with gilt lettering and color decorations on the front and spine. Wear to covers; pages browned at edges, soil. Illustrated with vivid color plates throughout, this book shows you how to identify various types of Oriental rugs and describes how they are traditionally made. 238 pages; approx. 5"x8".

  • Mary Beach Langton
  • D. Appleton and Co., 1906