The Golden Treasury

Originally published in 1861, this is a later decorative reprint, circa 1900 .This antique collection of poems is bound in black flexible leather covers, richly trimmed in bright gilt. All page edges are gilt; the cover has a gilt border, and the spine is lettered in gilt with decorations of flowers. Very clean covers, with a small chip at the top of the rear cover. Contains a selection of verses considered to be essential at the time of publication. 352 pages, including index; approx. 4"x6".


  • THE GOLDEN TREASURY
  • Francis Turner Palgrave
  • Thomas Nelson and Sons



Handbook of Domestic Science and Household Arts for Use in Elementary Schools

This antiquarian reference is a guide for teachers on instructing elementary students on hygiene, sewing, house cleaning, cooking and more. Pages are clean, school label on front innerboard and library markings on rear innerboard and endpaper. Cover has some stains. 5"x7.5" with 407 pages.


  • Handbook of Domestic Science and Household Arts for Use in Elementary Schools: A Manual for Teachers
  • Lucy Langdon Wilson
  • The MacMillan Company, 1910




Essays of Sainte-Beuve


Born in 1804, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve was a literary critic of mostly French literature. This antique hardcover collection of his essays has some cover soil and edgewear, mostly to spine ends. Some browning of pages; light foxing of endpapers. Paper is brittle. 265 pages; approx. 5"x7".



  • ESSAYS BY SAINTE-BEUVE
  • Elizabeth Lee, ed.
  • Walter Scott Ltd., 1910



The New Colophon


The New Colophon was a book collector's quarterly published in New York in the late 1940s. It was a successor to a similar journal from the 1930s simply called "The Colophon." This set of four books are bound in printed boards. Each is a different color, but all have the same allover cover pattern of books, with black spine lettering. Very light soil to covers, two volumes with wear to spine ends; overall clean copies, with tight bindings. Each book contains short articles on book collecting and related topics. Each approx. 100 pages, 8"x10".


  • THE NEW COLOPHON: A BOOK COLLECTORS' QUARTERLY: VOL. 1, PARTS 1-4
  • Duschness Crawford Inc., 1948




Eight Antiquarian Novels

Handsome collection of eight antiquarian novels in red cloth bindings. They feature gilt decoration and lettering. Total size of the books are 11" x 7.5" x 5." Novels by Amelia Barr, Georg Ebers, Charles Coffin and more . Detailed descriptions below.

IN THE BISHOPS CARRIAGE Michelson, Miriam Grosset and Dunlap Fair 1904 Hardcover, red with black lettering and decorations of flowers in a basket. Illustrated with six pictures by Harrison Fisher. 280 pgs. 5x7.5 Book is in fair condition with tanned pages, darkened and slanted spine, edgewear, cover stains, rubbing, wear, and soil.

THE DRAYTONS AND THE DAVENANTS A STORY OF THE CIVIL WAR Charles, Mrs. Andrew New York: Dodd, Mead and Co. 1860 Good 1860 Hard Cover. A red book with gold ltg. and black dec. 5"x7.5" with 508 pgs. Some water stains on cover, owner's name.

THE EMPEROR Ebers, Georg D. Appleton and Company Fair 1892 This hard cover book has a brown decorative cover with gilt lettering on the spine of the cover. Complete 2 vols in 1 edition. 322 pages. Book is in fair condition with front hinge starting and back hinge cracked, owner's name, edgewear, foxing to the foredge, tanned pages, wear, and soil.

ROXY Eggleston, Edward Charles Scribner's Sons Poor 1878 This 5"x7.5" hard cover book has a red and black decorative illustrated cover with black lettering on the front and on the black floral and gilt decorative spine of the cover. There is no date on the title pages but 1878 is on the copy page. The book is illustrated with 12 black and white engraving illustrations including the frontispiece. A fictional examination of the contrasts between the pioneers and the poor whites on the early Indiana frontier. Cover is well worn and slightly cocked. Interior pages are clean. Front gutter split. 432 pages.

THE LOST SILVER OF BRIFFAULT Barr, Amelia E. Hunt and Eaton Fair 1892 This 5"x7" ANTIQUE, HARD COVER BOOK. has a red and black color illustrated cover with red lettering on the front and spine of the cover. Later printing of first edition. There is silverfishing on the front coversome foxing, cocked spine, wear and soil.. 318 pages.

JOSHUA THE BURGOMASTER'S WIFE Ebers, Georg D. Appleton and Co. Good 1892 This antique hardcover book is bound in brown patterned boards with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. Some cover wear/soil; most inner pages clean. Translated from the German by Mary Safford, this is a Biblical novel. 351 pages; approx. 5"x8".

THE VICTORY OF THE VANQUISHED: A STORY OF THE FIRST CENTURY Charles, Elizabeth Rundle Dodd, Mead and Co. Fair 1871 This antique hardcover book is bound in red cloth boards with gilt spine lettering and black cover etching. Cover edgewear; spine is worn, soiled, but intact; pages browned, foxing; weak hinges; owner's name in pencil; cover stains . A story set in Biblical times. 520 pages; approx. 5"x8".

WINNING HIS WAY Coffin, Charles Carleton Estes and Lauriat Fair 1865 Front endpapers are removed and the hinges are cracked. Cover is stained and has some edgewear. 5"x7" with 258 pages.









10 Antiquarian Novels


Handsome collection of ten antiquarian novels in green cloth bindings. They feature gilt decoration and lettering. Total size of the books are 15" x 7.5" x 5." Novels by John Galsworthy, Mary J. Holmes, E.P. Roe and more. Detailed descriptions below.


THE GREAT MISS DRIVER Hope, Anthony Doubleday Page and Company Good 1912 This 5"x7.5" ANTIQUE, HARD COVER BOOK has a green cover with gilt lettering on the spine of the cover. 420 pages. Good condition with owner's label, tanned pages, wear, and soil.

HANNAH Mulock, Miss Harper & Brothers Fair 1872 Part of "Miss Mulock's Works." 310 pages. Approx. 4.5"x7.5". Green cover with bright gilt-lettering on spine and front. Edge wear on spine, tanned pages, some foxing, slanted and faded spine, rubbing, wear and soil. Fair, worn condition. Gilt Miss Molock signature impression on front. Full page b&w frontispiece; "Oh, give me one kiss, Hannah, to last me all these months and years." Neat gift inscription on pre-title page.

EDITH LYLE Holmes, Mrs. Mary J. G.W. Carleton and Co. Fair 1876 This antique hardcover book is bound in dark green boards with bright gilt lettering on the spine and a decorative geometric border on the cover. Book is in good condition with tanned pages, faded spine, rubbing, wear and soil. 420 pages; approx. 5"x8".

A FACE ILLUMINATED Roe, E.P. Dodd, Mead & Company Good 1878 This 5 x 7 hard cover book has gilt lettering on the green spine with a green/floral decorated cover. 1878 1st edition. 658 pages. Some foxing, cocked and faded spine, wear and soil. Good condition.

THREE MATCHED VOLUMES OF GALSWORTHY Galsworthy, John Charles Scribner's Sons Good 1932 This collection of Galsworthy novels is bound in green cloth boards with gilt lettering on the fronts and spines. Books are in good condition with writing on the foredge, tanned pages, edgewear, and soil. Included are the "Worshipful Society" series, three books in one volume, 1932; "Caravan: The Assembled Tales of John Galsworthy," 1928; and "The Forsyte Saga," 1926. Each is approx. 800-900 pages, 5"x8".

The Masquerader Thurston, Katherine Cecil Harper & Brothers Good 1904 5.5 x 7.5 hard cover book. Gold lettering on the green spine with a green and illustrated cover. Antiquarian fiction. 327 pages. Spine ends and corners worn. Good condition.

Cousin Maude and Rosamond Holmes, Mary J. Carleton Publisher Good 1860 Two books in one by Mary Holmes, "Cousin Maude" and "Rosamond." Book is in good condition with scuffed cover, edgewear, spine chipping and tears, owner's name, browned pages and embossed stamp. 374 pages, 7.5 x 5.

Napoleon and Blucher Muhlbach, L. D. Appleton and Company Fair 1893 Heavy cover wear and soil, some library markings. Pages are slightly toned. 5"x7.5" with 507 pages. Illustrated.











Eight Prints


These eight 8 x 11 inch print comes from Volume XXVI, #1 of Americana Illustrated from 1932. It was published by the American Historical Society in Somerville, New Jersey.


The prints feature illustrations of The Mayflower, Plymouth Rock, and views of the Pilgrims. They are generally clean and crisp, paper weight is a bit thicker than standard magazine stock. A bit of browning to edges and remnants of the binding staple holes on one edge. 

Cover of the magazine shown for reference purposes and is not included in the sale.