Seven Leatherbound Books

This collection of seven leather bound books all measure approximately six inches by nine inches. Total width of the set is close to a 12 inches. All volumes show some wear and soil, details listed below. Nice shelf look.

The Elements of Mechanical Engineering: Volume III; Machine Design, Dynamos and Motors - The Colliery Engineer Co., 1897. Illustrated, some fold-out diagrams. Generally good condition. Three-quarter leather binding.

Secret Memoirs: Court of Berlin (Universal Classics Library) - Honore Gabriel Riqueti, 1901. Illustrated, color frontispiece. Three-quarter leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Deckled edges. Edgewear, binding tight and pages clean. Some scuffing to spine.

Encylopedia of Drawing: Part III - Harris Trow, editor, 1914. Half leather binding in red. Marbled endpapers and edges. Fully illustrated. Sitcker on spine, notes on title page. Some wear and chipping to spine. Front hinge loose.

Orations of American Orators: Volume II - The Colonial Press, 1900. Three-quarter leather with raised bands on spine. Top edge gilt. Ex-library copy with numbers on lower spine, bookplate on front endpaper, free endpaper removed. Binding generally tight, leather shows wear and damage. 

Messages and Papers of The Presidents: Volume II - James Richardson, 1908. Three-quarter leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Illustrated. Chipping to top and bottom of spine leather, some other edgewear. 

Arithmetic, Spelling, Geography, Gauging and Elementary Physics, Postal Information, Copying: ICS Library - International Textbook Company, 1906. Three quarter leather with brown boards. Cover soil, some edgewear. Binding tight.

A Textbook on Mechanical Drawing and Mathematics -  ICS Library - International Textbook Company, 1904. Three-quarter leather with brown boards. Nice clean copy.

The Young Folks Library

These four antiquarian books feature three-quarter red leather bindings with a gilt top edge. Leather spines are decorated in gilt. Approx. 5 x 8, each volume has about 400 pages. They are part of the  Young Folks Library, a seminal collection of children's literature published in 20 volumes and edited by Thomas Bailey Aldrich, an American writer, poet, critic, and editor. He is notable for his long editorship of The Atlantic Monthly, and his semi-autobiographical book "The Story of a Bad Boy." 

The Book of Adventure - Volume X: Tight binding, some light wear and soil. 392 pages.

A Book of Famous Myths and Legends - Volume VI: Binding tight, some edgewear. Stain affecting top outer edge of textblock for the first 100 or so pages. 391 pages.

A Book of Brave Deeds - Volume XII: Front hinge a bit loose, corners bumped, some light wear and soil. 384 pages.

A Book of Famous Explorers - Volume XI: Tight binding, some wear and soil, spine shows some wear. 386 pages.

  • The Young Folks' Library: Selections From the Choicest Literature of All Lands
  • Thomas Bailey Aldrich, Editor-in-chief
  • Charles Welsh, Managing editor
  • Hall and Locke, 1901

Jane Austen

This original antique print of author Jane Austen measures approximately 7 inches by 11 inches. The engraving was produced by Johnson Wilson & Co., Publishers, c1873, "after an original family portrait." The source of this particular print is not known, although this image has appeared in several publications, including "A Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women of Europe and America" by Duyckinck, 1893. The print appears to have been trimmed along the left edge. Some faint browning to upper left portion.

History of Herkimer County, NY

This antique hardcover book is bound in brown cloth boards with a dark brown leather spine (likely from some rebinding work) and bright gilt spine lettering. Cover has decorative gilt letters and borders; all page edges are gilt. Edgewear, cover soil; some light browning/soil to inner pages; mostly clean, spine leather is good. Rear cover shows soil, edges of rear cover worn. This is a first edition history of life in Herkimer County, N.Y., from 1723 to 1879, with illustrations throughout. 288 pages; approx. 10"x13".

  • F.W. Beers and Co., 1879

The Conflict Between Labor and Capital

Beautifully bound in 3/4 brown eather cover with marbled foredges and boards, black and red leather spine labels, raised bands and gilt titles. Binding is tight, clean and crisp pages. Leather shows some wear to edges and some scuffs to the covers. 5.5"x7" with 211 pages.

  • The Conflict Between Labor and Capital
  • Albert S. Bolles
  • J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1877

American Finance

Beautifully bound in 3/4 brown eather cover with marbled foredges and boards, black and red leather spine labels, raised bands and gilt titles. Binding is tight, clean and crisp pages. Leather shows some wear to edges and some scuffs. 5.5"x7" with 303 pages.

  • American Finance with Chapters on Money and Banking
  • Albert S. Bolles
  • The American Banker, 1901

Business Man's Commercial Law Library

Special bound for author (the books are from the estate of the Bolles family) these books are bound in 3/4 leather. Marbled foredges and innerboards. Gilt lettering on the spines. Clean, crisp pages. Leather shows a bit of wear in places, but is in good condition overall. Some light edgewear and soil. Volume 1: The Ownership of Land; Volume 2: The Ownership and Use of Land and Personal Property; Volume 3: The Law of Contracts; Volume 4: The Law of Shipping, Insurance, Etc; Volume 5: The Wrongs of Corporations, Beneficial Associations, Etc; Volume 6: Legal Wrongs and Remedies, the National Bankruptcy Act, Etc. 1367 indexed pages in total for all 6 volumes.

  • Business Man's Commercial Law Library: Volumes 1-6 Complete
  • Albert S.  Bolles
  • Doubleday, Page & Company, 1922

10 Vintage Religious Books

Collection of ten vintage religious hardcover books. These hardcovers show wear and soil, browned pages, foxing, etc.  More notable flaws listed below.

  • Christianity and Progress - Harry Emerson Fosdick. Fleming H. Revell Company, 1922.
  • The Divinity of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ - H.P. Liddon. Longmans, 1908. Front endpaper removed, taped title page.
  • The Ten Commandments - R.W. Dale. Thomas Whittaker, no date. Front endpaper removed.
  • The Catechist. Vol. 1; 8th edition - Rev. Canon Howe, editor. Burns, Oates, Washbourne, 1922.
  • The Life of Christ - Rev. John E. Mullett. Benziner Brothers, 1913.
  • The Holy War - John Bunyan. Religious Tract Society, no date.
  • We Believe In Prayer - Sydney Strong. Coward-McCann, 1930.
  • The Life of Christ - rec. John P. McConnell, editor. Catholic Press, 1961.
  • Lessons In Truth - H. Emile Cady. Unity School, 1928.
  • Happiness - William Lyon Phelps. E.P. Dutton, 1945.