Full Title: The Fifteen Decisive Battles Of The World: From Marathon To Waterloo by Sir Edward Creasy, M. A. 16th Edition, London: Richard Bentley, 1867. Bound in full red Morocco leather with gilt ruling and decoration on front, rear and spine. Spine is hubbed with six compartments; all fore-edges are gilt; on the long fore-edge there is a painting of the Battle of Waterloo showing Napoleon on horseback. 8 3/4" tall.
Volume One only. Harrisburgh (Pennsylvania): John Wyeth, 1810. Full original calf binding; blind-tooled front and back, spine has red and black labels. Foxed and toned throughout. 8 1/4" tall.
Norwood: Massachusetts, 1908. Full red pebbled leather binding with an elaborate gilt spine; very nice condition. 8 1/4" tall.
First, Second & Third Series; in Two Volumes. Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1904 and 1902. One of 450 sets printed. Hardbound copies are half white paper and blue paper coverings; includes remains of dust wrappers and stained slipcases, books are clean internally with pages untrimmed. 9 1/4" tall.
(S. G. Goodrich). Illustrated by numerous woodcut engravings. Philadelphia: Thomas T. Ash, 1834. Printed boards and a black leather spine with gilt and blind-tooling, rubbed and bumped; back cover hinge is starting to rend at top. From the E. A. De Schweinitz Collection of Salem, NC. 6 1/2" tall; 415 pages and 1-page Almanach.
With the illustrations of the late Rev. Thomas Wharton and additional notes by Samuel Weller Singer. Chiswick, C. Whittingham, 1824. 3/4 green leather and marbled boards. Front hinge is starting to rend; corners are bumped, boards are scuffed, pages are foxed throughout. Spine has raised hubs and six compartments. This book is from the Joseph Blount Cheshire (Episcopal Bishop of North Carolina, 1893-1932) Collection. 6 3/4" tall.
Boston: Brown, Bazin & Co., 1856. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts. Part of the Young America Juvenile Library. Brown cloth with embossed covers and gilt-decorated spine; foxed throughout. 128 pages; 5 3/4" tall.
Beautiful full original red leather, gilt-ruled front and rear covers; spine is gilt decorated in seven compartments. All edges are gilt. 1/2" tear on 1/2 Title Page, not affecting lettering; tight binding and very fine overall. 5 1/2" tall.
Philadelphia: Bennett and Walton, 1811. Full tan straight-grain leather unusual American binding; blind-tooled embossed front, rear and spine with vines and flowers surrounding a beehive encircled by bees, all underneath a medical emblem, or Staff of Asclepius. Very nice condition with bumped corners; interior is foxed and toned; all edges are gilt. 5 7/8" tall.
American Sunday School Union: Philadelphia, 1831. Full mottled calf binding; previous owner's markings on endpapers; foxed throughout. 4 1/4" tall; 128 pages.
By by Johann Casper Lavater. Miniature Edition. Tubingen: Heinrich Laupp, 1821. Full black leather with no labels, all edges gilt. 2 1/2" tall, 4" long.
By Richard Brathwaite. Third Edition, London: 1723. Contains five copperplate engravings bound in a Ramage (Signed) binding of blue morocco leather. Gilt-ruled and tooled; binding is quite rubbed and bumped. The hinge is quite weak and starting to rend; all edges are gilt. 5 3/4" tall; 175 pages and an 8-page Index.
London: J. F. Dove, ca. 1820. Full navy leather binding with blind and gilt tooling. 5 1/8\"\"\" tall; 370 pages.
London: 1805; 237 pages plus 19-page Index and Table. Bound with Hymns and Spiritual Songs In Three Books by Isaac Watts. London: 1808; Two volumes in one. 203 pages plus 11-page Index and 67-page Table, with two pages of advertisements. Full red grain leather, gilt-ruled front, rear and spine. All edges gilt. 4 1/4" tall.
Full Title: "Unpartheyisches Gesang-Buch enthaltend Geistreiche Leider und Psalmen, Zum allgemeinen Gebrauch des Wahren Gottesdienstes." Lancaster: Johann Bar, 1820. Full original Pennsylvania German leather binding with raised hubbed spine and with two straps (Now lacking) for closure. Leather is over wooden boards and is rubbed and bumped but still in nice condition. On the second flyleaf is a record of birth of Marey Brubacher: The 28th day of March 1800...
Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Jr., ca. 1840. Two volumes in one. This book was owned (And signed on the inside front cover) by Joseph Blount Cheshire, Episcopal Bishop of North Carolina from 1893-1932. Full tree calf leather; spine is gilt-ruled with red-label. Pages have foxing and toning overall. 6" tall; 245 pages in Vol. 1 and 185 in Vol. 2.
London: Gay & Bird, 1900. A selection of poems from the Elizabethan period. Full navy morocco leather, gilt-ruled and tooled front, rear and spine. The spine is hubbed and has six compartments; all edges gilt. This is a signed Bumpus Oxford binding. 5" tall; 142 pages and 4-page index. Very good condition.
The painting is in excellent condition and measures 10" x 8." The frame is 11" x 9."