Abraham Lincoln


This 6" x 9.5" original antique plate was recovered from "A Centennial Edition of the History of The United States" by Benson J. Lossing. The book was published in 1876 by the Thomas Belknap Company of Hartford, CT. Lossing's history was revised and prepared for the American Centennial in 1876. Book detail U.S. history ” from the discovery of America, to the end of the first one hundred years of American independence. With a full account of the approaching Centennial celebration. Illustrated by four hundred engravings.”

This illustration, which features a facsimile of Lincoln's signature, was engraved by J.C. Buttre after an original photograph by Matthew Brady.  The paper is generally clean and bright, some foxing and light stains towards the edges. Original tissueguard is included. Title page from the original book shown for informational purposes and is not included with the sale.

History of France


Complete set in six large volumes. No date, c. 1869. Three-quarter leather bindings in tan polished calf with marbled boards, marbled endpapers. Raised bands on spine, black and red leather spine labels stamped in gilt. With 300 steel and woodcut illustrations by A. De Neuville and additional illustrations by distinguished artists, many with tissue-guards. Spines are darkened, leather is chipped in spots. Some hinges cracked. Bindings overall are fair; contents are clean & crisp, aside from some foxing.  



  • A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times Volumes 1-6
  • M. Guizot
  • Estes & Lauriat, ca. 1869






Childcraft


Volumes 1 through 14 of this vintage children's reference set. Orange bindings with illustrations on covers, titles in black. Volumes 1 - 12 are 7"x10" while Volumes 13 - 14 are 14"x10". The Childcraft series was originally created in the 1930s by W. F. Quarrie & Company, then publishers of the World Book encyclopedia. The series' title was Childcraft: The How and Why Library. Childcraft was created as a sort of encyclopedia for young children. With simple texts and illustrations, the volumes were designed to make learning fun. Each volume addressed different subjects, including literature such as short stories and poetry, including fairy tales and nursery rhymes as well as mathematics and the sciences. Starting out as seven volumes in the late 1930s, the series was re-issued in a new edition every few years, sometimes incorporating new volumes and re-arranging existing ones. Pages are clean. Cover are mildly worn on corners and spine ends, some light soil. Volume two shows damage to lower spine.



  • CHILDCRAFT: VOLUMES 1-14
  • Field Enterprises, Inc., Chicago - 1949







The Real Book / All About


Collection of thirteen nonfiction children's book from two popular reference series from the 1950s, the Random House "All About..." series and the Garden City Publishing Co.'s "Real Book" series.


Books show some wear and soil, many have jackets. Detailed condition notes below. Book condition listed first, jacket condition, if present, listed second.






White , Anne Terry ALL ABOUT OUR CHANGING ROCKS Martin, Rene Random House Good Good 1955 hardcover beige with black lettering and brown design geology , rocks illustrated with drawings throughout the book 142 pgs 7x9 1/2. Book and jacket are both in good condition with edgewear, soil and foxing. Jacket is now in mylar.

Epstein, Sam and Beryl ALL ABOUT THE DESERT Kredel, Fritz Random House Very Good Good 1957 1st Printing. 7"x9". Tan book with black lettering and picture of cactus on cover.DJ is multi colored with picture of desert animals and red lettering.148 pages with index. Black and white and color illustrations.Book is in very good condition with light foxing, jacket is in good condition with wear and soil-now in mylar.

Diez, David ALL ABOUT SATELLITES AND SPACE SHIPS Yes Random House Very Good Good 1958 Hard Cover. Very Good/G. 7"x9". Blue book with orange, white and black dec. DJ is picture of space ship blasting off.146 pages with index.Decorative innerboards.Many black and white illustrations. Book is in very good condition with light wear and soil, jacket is in good condition with some foxing, rubbing, wear and soil-now in mylar.

Lemmon, Robert S. ALL ABOUT STRANGE BEASTS OF THE PRESENT Freund, Rudolf Random House Very Good Good 1957 Hard Cover. Very Good/G 3rd Printing. 7"x9". Tan book with black lettering and picture of octupus. DJ is white and blue with pictures of animals on cover.148 pages with index. Green and black illus trations.DJ torn on back cover, wear and soil-now in mylar, owners name in book.

Lane, Ferdinand C. ALL ABOUT THE INSECT WORLD Kalmenoff, Mathhew Random House Very Good Good 1954 This hard cover book has a color illustrated dj with black lettering on the front and spine of the dj. The dj edges are worn. A book about the insect world. Color illustrations all throughout the book. 141 indexed pages. Book is in very good condition with light foxing, jacket is in good condition with wear, tear and soil-now in mylar.

Lemmon, Robert S. ALL ABOUT MONKEYS Zallinger, Jean Random House Very Good Good 1958 Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 7x9.5. tan with black ltg. and dec. - illus. in brown and white- 144 pgs.2nd ptg. Book is in very good condition with light soil, jacket is in good condition with wear and soil-now in mylar.

Sperry, Armstrong ALL ABOUT THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC Sperry, Armstrong Random House Very Good Good 1957 7 x 9 hard cover book. Yellow and white lettering on the blue/color illustrated dust jacket cover and spine. With maps and dozens of illustrations to supplement the text, Armstrong Sperry has given a scientific report of weather conditions, rock and land formations, ocean currents, and plant and animal life at the North and South Pole. 146 pages. 1st Printing. All About Books series. Dust jacket wear and tear. Tight binding. Very Good/Good condition.
 
Whitehouse, Arch THE REAL BOOK ABOUT AIRPLANES Orbaan, Albert Garden City Books Very Good Good 1952 hardcover blue with black lettering and red and black decorations. illustrated with drawings throughout the book by Albert Orbaan book club edition 190 pgs. 6 x 8.5. Book is in very good condition with light soil and jacket is in good condition with wear and soil-now in mylar.
C
oy, Harold The Real Book About George Washington Blaisdell, Elinore Garden City Books Very Good Good 1952 This 6 x 8.5 hardcover has 191 pages. There are ink spots on the back of the dustjacket. The stirring story of the surveyor, Indian fighter and revolutionary general who became our first president, George Washington.Book is in very good condition with light soil, jacket is in good condition with edgewear, soil and a small closed tear. Book Club edition.

Epstien, Samuel THE REAL BOOK ABOUT BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Danska, Herbert Garden City Books Good No Jacket 1952 Hard Cover. No Jacket. Ex Lib. 5.5x8.5. A blue book with black ltg. on a tan strip. It has 192 pgs. , library binding and is illus. in b/w with great drawings. Book is an ex-library book in good condition with mild ex-library markings, wear and soil

Davis Cole The Real Book About Trains David Lyle Millard Garden City Books Good Good 1951 Jacket chipped at edges and corners. bottom edges of cover worn. 183 pages. Owner's name on front inside end paper in green ink.

Gorham, Michael THE REAL BOOK ABOUT ABRAHAM LINCOLN Blaisdell, Elinore Garden City Books Good No Jacket 1951 This 5"x8" hard cover book has a brown cover with grey lettering on the spine of the cover. The edges and spine ends are worn and there is light soil. A historical book about President Abraham Lincoln with many black and white drawing illustrations all throughout the book. 185 indexed pages.

Bonner, M.G. THE REAL BOOK ABOUT JOURNALISM Orbaan, Albert Garden City Books Very Good Good 1960 blue cover with yellow & black ltg & illus. Illus by Albert Orbaan. 216 pgs 6'x8.5' indexed. Book is in very good condition with light foxing to the foredge, jacket is in good condition with edgewear and soil.


An Irish Precursor of Dante


This antique hardcover book is bound in green cloth boards, with black spine lettering. Some edgewear; bookplate and library sticker on endpapers; most inner pages clean. Boswell traces paralells between the seventh-century writings of Adomnan, and the themes of Dante's "Inferno." 262 pages; approx. 5"x7".



  • An Irish Precursor of Dante: A Study on the Vision of Heaven and Hell Ascribed to the Eighth-Century Irish Saint Adamnan, with Translation of the Irish Text
  • C.S. Boswell
  • The Grimm Library, 1908



Seeing Pennsylvania


This antique hardcover book is bound in tan cloth boards, with black lettering and black-and-orange decoration on the front and spine. Mild edgewear, slight soil to spine; inner pages lightly browned, but clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photos, the book offers a poetic and complimentary view of the state of Pennsylvania and its natural splendors. 350 pages, including index, plus fold-out map; approx. 5"x8".



  • Seeing Pennsylvania
  • John T. Faris
  • J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1919



The History of the United States of America


This six-volume set is bound in dark green cloth boards, with gilt spine lettering and decoration. Hildreth traces the history of the United States from its early settlers through the 19th century. Covers have decorative markings, and publisher's "H&B" logo. Some edgewear, foxing; damage to endpapers on Vol. 2; bookplate and some markings to endpapers. Each volume is approx. 500 pages, 7"x9". 



  • The History of the United States of America, First and Second Series (6 Vols.)
  • Richard Hildreth
  • Harper & Brothers, 1849






Printers' Rollers


Decorative silver spine, lettering and innerboards. Pages are clean and crisp. Mild cover rubbing. 47 pages, 5 inches by 8 inches. Published for the trade, this reference contains a  history of the roller, explanation of the manufacturing process, care and maintenance, and other trade information.



  • Printers' Rollers
  • The National Association of Printers' Roller Manufacturers, 1932