B O O K S

Old Rare and Curious



William Harris

Prof. Emeritus, Middlebury College





When I retired from teaching I found myself overloaded with shelves and shelves of books, and felt that the best way to find room in my library was to put up a list to interested persons for sale the books which I am not going to read through again. Many of these items have a special interest and some are quite rare. I note "hard-bd." for books in binder's boards, otherwise modern soft covers. If you are interested in any items, reach me back to see if still available. I accept personal checks for US orders.

William Harris

262 Duffany Road

Shoreham VT 05770

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Rare books

Main Book List

Shakespeare                 The Compleat Works of Wllm Shakspr (abridged), by J M WInfield, a most curious and humorous little book of 160 pp full of wit and humor under the adage "Brevity is the soul of wit. . .". $18.00 . . .

Cardinal Newman         Apologia Pro Vita Sua, An authoritative Text in the Norton Critical Editions, Norton NY First ed. 1968. Invaluable critical edition of the docs. regarding the Newman Kingsley controversy, ed. David J DeLaura, soft bd., 500 pp. $28.00 . . .

LIFE OF JESUS         Albert Schweizer: Quest for the Historical Jesus, 1910 first English ed., reprint hardbound, clean Macmillan 1960. Covers all the efforts to establish a historical basis for the life of Jesus from the l8th century of Rationalism through the critical 198th c. $28.00 . . .

ZEN and Blyth         A Selection from work of R H Blyth's: Zen and Zen Classics, first ed. Vintage NY 1978, soft 300 pp. excellent, $24.00 . . .

John Ashberry          Selected Poems, Viking Penguin, a special edition in large format on good paper, 350 pp 1985. $21.00 . . .

Authors and Writing         The Book of Authors, a collection of Criticisms, Ana, Mots, Personal Descriptions, etc.etc. wholly referring to English Men of Letters in every age of English Literature, by W Clark Russell, London Warne, n.d. (1900?). Most curiously detailed table talk and personal information on every author to the tune of 500 pages! Unusual and rare. $34.00 . . .

Rabelais        The Portable Rabelais, ed. Samuel Putnam, Viking NY 1956,, 600 pages of fine font on good white paper, as they used to do back then. $18.00 . . .

Swift         Jonathan Swift; Gulliver's Travels, Penguin soft bdg, authorized text with plates reproduced, as new $18.00 . . .

Kant         Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals, ed. H J Paton, Harper NY, a little marking, $11.00 . . .

SCIENCE         Scientific Papers: Physiology, Medicine, Surgery, Geology, Collier NY 1910 Harvard Class ed., good buckram, 400 pp: (Harvey, Jenner, Lister, Pasteur, Pare etc.) A hard to find volume in this series bnecause of the science papers. $28.00 . . .

Religion and Science         John William Draper: The Conflict between Religion and Science, Vanguard NY 1926. Orig. text edited Charles T Sprading. A serious scientist and thinker writing from l844 through 1900, Draper's books bring very high prices, on-demand versions are current at $130+, this small hardbound edition of the orig. l874 edition from Vanguard NY 1926, very unusual. $32.00 . . .

James Joyce        A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Definitive Text edition , Viking NY Soft bdg. $18.00 . . .

MARX         Isiah Berlin: Karl Marx, his life and Environment. 3 ed. Oxford Univ. Press 1960 soft.bd. $19.50 . . .

Frank Lloyd Wright         In the Nature of Materials, the Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright l887-l941. Originally published by Duell Sloan and Pearse 1942 NY, now rare and expensive, it was republished 1975+ as an unabridged edition of the 1942 original, 8" x8" format, paperback with wonderfully done plates, not an ed. which itself has become rare and valuable. $68.00 . . .

Petronius         The Satyricon of Petronius, trans. WIlliam Arrowsmith, Univ. of Mich. press, hard bd., excellent with a frank translation of the obscene passages $28.50 . . .

SCIENCE SYNC        Steven Strogatz: SYNC, the emerging Science of Spontaneous Order. Hyperion NY 2003. An amazing book, first edition exc. hard bd., hard to find because everyone reads again and again. Amazing, challenging to absorb. $34.00 . . .

Pierre Laval          The Unpublished Diary of Pierre LAVAL, with an introduction by Josee Laval, Countess R. de Chambrun! Longon 1948. History knows of Petain and especially Laval as the worst kind of collaborators in WW II, but here is his own account of his situation written on scraps of paper in prison before being executing by firing squad. Plates of his papers, daughter's defense, a very rare book London Falcon Press. Important documentary for WW II history. $67.00 . . .

Child Abuse         Minow and Lamay: Abandoned in the Wasteland (Children, TV and 1st amendment! Soft bd $19.00 . . .

Arabic poetry         Kahlil GIbran: The Prophet, Knopf NY 1973. A beautifully printed and illustrated edition of this famous poem, first printed in Paris 1923, d.j. rubbed at bottom, now a rare edition Hardcover $37.00 . . .

Biology invertebrates         L and M Milne: Invertebrates of North America, Doubleday, n.d. A beautifully printed book with abundant glorious illustration, 250 pp printed in Italy where they still did fine artwork in the 1970's. D.j. Amazing enlarged photos of everything without a spine!!! $28.00 . . .

Theater of Absurd          Genet: The Mains and Deathwatch, introd by Sartre, Grove Press, soft bd, 1978. $14.00 Important! . . .

Elizabethan         Ben Jonson: Volpone or the FOx, Yale 1962, a volume in the Yale Jonson Series, soft bdg. some margin markings, hence $18.00 . . .

Elizabethan        Ben Jonson: Every Man in his Humor, The Yale Jonson, soft bdg, as above but clean copy, $18.00 . . .

Chinese philosopher          The Complete Works of Chuang Tsu. Columbia Press 1967, 400 pages on acid free paper, elegant font and hard binding, $35.00 . . .

Classics Sanskrit         Geschichte der Klassische Philologie, Wilhelm Kroll, Goeschen Series, 1908. On a slip at the front board is a note from the Harvard Sanskrit scholar C R Lanman: "E W Friend/ with C R Lanman's/ best wishes" in an elegant shaded hand as would be suitable for writing Devanagari. As a scholarly memento absolutely rare .$37.00 . . .

Americana         The Craftsman in America, Special Publications of the National Geographic, 300 pages large quarto, elegantly illustrated throughout, a great gift for a budding craftsperson present. $26.00 . . .

Letters        The World's Great Letters, ed. M Lincoln Schuster, Simon and Schuster 1940. A 550 page collection of letters from Alexander the Great to Abraham Lincoln and everyone else between. Large format, fine printing on soft good paper, hard bdg, something to read over many evenings. $37.00 . . .

Chemistry         Modern Manufacturing FOrmulary, ed. Emil Belanger, a book of practical information for Chemists, Manufacturers, Pharmacists, Technicians. Chemical Pub CO, 1958, hard bdg as new $19.00 . . .

DIY handbook          The Home Mechanic's Handbook, Van Nostrand 1945. An 800 page handbook, hardbound with detailed chapters on painting domestic and auto, woodworking 200 pp, metalworking lathe etc. 175 pp, plumbing, masonry, electrical etc.etc. It is surprising how much of the information is still basic and useful, charts and data and how to go about something . Also they wrote clear illustrated manuals far better back then. $47.00 . . .

Short Stories         Selected Stories of Eudora Welty: Curtain of Green, The Wide net. Modern Lib. 1966, clean copy d.j. $14.50 . . .

Short Story WELTY          Eudora Welty: THe Robber Bridegroom, Doubleday 1942 First Ed. of her second book when almost unknown. This is a collectable book, perfect copies run to a couple of hundred dollars, but if you love Welty and can;t afford that, this copy which was bought for a Ridgefield CT school in 1945, would be a temporary item for your collection. Internally perfect, binding was once taped and is worn but has the pink strike collectors love, and only $27.00 . . .

Novel         Thomas Wolfe: Look Homeward, Angel. This was published in 1929, reprinted Nov. and Dec 1929, this early edition is from Feb '30, original format a black binding. Spine chipped at top, a nice hardbound historical reading copy, $24.00 . . .

CACHE for valuables         "Forget Me Not", and elegantly stamped red leather book from the l860's or earlier, pressed design over the boards and spine, a beautiful piece of elegant work, BUT book has been removed and is now a 3 x 5 cache for valuables or papers. Maybe an insult to the book trade, but a lovely place for something important, which you wont; forget where you put it when you read the title on the spine. $28.00 . . .

Architecture         Vitruvius: The Ten Books of Architecture, trans. M H Morgan, 380 pp, Dover, as new $28.00 . . .

BIBLE          THe Oxford Annotated Bible, OT and NT,, ed. Herbert May and Bruce Metzger, Oxford 1962. 1500 pp, plates, solid hard black binding, an excellent copy not worn at all by the faithful, $38.00 . . .

STEINBECK          John Steinbeck: THe Winter of Our Discontent, Viking 1962. The fist edition in the large format 7 x 9 blue bound cloth, sells for a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, for collectors. But Viking put out in the same year a nicely printed hard edition 281 pp, in tan buckram, a fine reading copy from the original year, sensible if you like to read a book not a paperback, at $28.00 . . .

IRISH PLAYS         Five Great Modern Irish Plays, ed. g j Nathan: Synge, O'Casey, Carroll. pub. Modern Lib. d.j. nice clean copy, $21.00 . . .

NATURE ECOLOGY         Gilbert White: Natural History of Selborne, Cassell 1908, a nice older well printed copy of the famous first book on Natural History, $38.00 . . .

Science         James Gleick: Chaos--Making a New Science 1987 Viking, large softbound, the new frontier. Long out of print and hard to find. $38.00 . . .

ESSAYS BACON          A Harmony of Lord Bacon's Essays l597-l638. One of the rare Arber Reprints very rare, London l871. Original stamped green cloth. 600 pp. with all the parallel texts from different dates and editions, the serious reader's way to read Bacon. Arber editions are collected and impossible to find in the US. $65.00 . . .

MUSIC         Norton Anthology of Western Music, VOl I: Medieval -Renaissance- Baroque, ed. Claude Palisca 2nd ed. 1988, large softbound, a 600 page collection of reproduced scores, invaluable for the serious musician-student of music. $22.00 . . .

ASIMOV         Three books by Isaac Asimov = THe Foundation, The Second Foundation, Foundation and Empire. Three paperbacks 1950's good unmarked condition, All three for $27.00 . . .

Novel          Balzac: Cousin Betty, trans. James Waring, pref. by George Saintsbury, a nice hard bd copy, spine scuffed, $18.00 . . .

WOOD         Wood Handbook: Wood as an Engineering Material. US Agriculture Handbook No 72, Lib of Congress Car 73-600335 from 1974. Large quarto, as new, red buckram, with tables for each kind of native and foreign wood, structural properties, identification of woods, everything a woodworking person would want to know as authentic reference material. Long out of print and unavailable now, collectable $87.00 . . .

MUSIC SONG SCORES         Schubert: 200 SOngs for voice and piano, VOl I high voice, International Music CO. #2010, large format soft bd, 250 pp. $22.00 . . .

Novel         Erika Jong: Inventing Memory, A Novel of Mothers and Daughters, Harpers 1997. A following novel from the author of the infamous Fear of Flying, large format softbound, clean as new, a serious book from the author of the obscene Fear of Flying $28.00 . . .

History         The Ancient World. ed. Hook Moseley Peters. Pub Copley MA 2004 "The Ancient Reader" is 550 pages of writings from ancient Near East, through Greece and to Rome, important parts of critical texts, not your usual college history reader, this is an unusual survey of "civilization" for a reader's pleasure. $24.00 . . .

Mathematics         Francois Laserre: The Birth of Mathematics in the Age of Plato, Meridian Press, 1964 . An authentic account by a recognized scholar, $24.00 . . .

Sculpture         DAVID SMITH: ed. Edward F Fry, Guggenheim Fd. 1969. A large format 9x12 soft book with 87 pages of plates of Smith's work, issued by the Guggenheim Foundation. Issued at the time of Smith's early death, this is the authentic and best representation of his work from early experiments to the great stainless pieces. Wonderful photos, as Fry was assembling Smith's oeuvre for gallery recognition. Now rare and collectable. $122.00

Shakespeare         Shakespeare: Modern Essays in Criticism , ed. Leonard Dean, Oxford U Press, 450 pp of serious Shaks. criticism and studies. $21.00 . . .

Shakespeare --- Oxford?          Charlton Ogburn: The Mysterious William Shakespeare, publ. "EPM Publications"?. An 850 page study about the identity of Wm SHakespere, with evidence for the Earl of Oxford as author of the works of Shakespeare. !! Some feel that this book has clinched the case, if concerned with identity of WS, this is the book to read carefully. $37.00 . . .

Dumas        Herbert Gorman: Dumas, the Incredible Marquis, Farrar NY 1929. Good hardcover, fascinating study. $34.00 . . .

AGING          Fantastic Voyage, Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman MD, "live long enough to live forever. . ." from natural press Rodale! 2004. Prime modern reading on the subject. $20.00 . . .

Fossil Invertebrates         Paul Tasch: The Palaeobiology of the Invertebrates, Wiley 1973. A large format 900 page serious study of the fossil record as it touches on the Invertebrates. A good base from which to understand the new discoveries of the last twenty years. $22.00 . . .

Mozart        Alfred Einstein: MOzart, his Character, his Work. Oxford Univ, '65 translated rom the classic German treatist. Careful treatment of individual works in the various categories of Mozart's music, a serious study to be read carefully. Soft bd, has been read and covr rubbed, inside clean. $36.00 . . .

Baudelaire          Les Fleurs de Mal, French text in a beautifully printed edition on good paper, elegantly bound, Club Geant, les editions de la Renaissance, Paris. $36.00 . . .

Lake Wobegon         Garrison Keeler: Lake Wobegon Days, a personal account of his life and coming to be a standard media figure. D.j. as new. $23.00 . . .

??????         The Foxfire Book: a 1970 "account of hig dressing, log cabin building, mountain crafts and foods, planting by the signs, snake lore, hunting tales, faith healing, moonshining, and other affairs of plain living" Anchor 1972. Yes that was a fascinating time back then. . . Large 400 page soft bdg $34.00 . . .

Ayn Rand          ATLAS SHRUGGED, all 1100 pages of it in a large format softbound edition, scuffed but clean, from Plume Press. For an Ayn Rand fan this is enough for the evenings of a year's disgruntled reading. $23.00 . . .

Novel         The Bridges of Madison County, Robert James Waller, a book that caught the public eye in the nineties, great reviews, perfect copy dj as new, $28.00 . . .

History         Kenneth Roberts: Northwest Passage, 1937 reprinted. A famous historical account of US history, a class of the genre. Hardbound, some wear, a good reading copy $32.00 . . .

Piano        The Piano Teacher, by Robert Tannenbaum and Peter Greenberg, "The True Story of a Psychotic Killer" NAL NY 1987 $38.00 . . .

Jewish novel        Saul Bellow: HERZOG. Viking NY Excellent hardbound copy, fifth printing in the orig. format of the first ed. 1964. $27.00 . . .

Mailer         Norman Mailer: Tough Guys dont Dance, a book club edition, hardbound with dj, , unread $32.00

Mythology         Fritz Graf: Greek Mythology, from the German. Not a listing of gods and goddesses, this is a serious modern study of the meaning of the ancient myths. John Hopkins 1995 $24.00 . . .

Proust          Swann's Way, Remembrance of things past, Vintage, softbound, a nice clean reading copy. $21.00 . . .

Coolidge         Calvin Coolidge Document. The Classics for America, 8 page paper, a speech to the American Classical League at Phil. 1921, this is the original sheet from 1921, worn at corners but complete and amazing as a long and elegant article from the tight lipped President Calvin Coolidge. An orig. historical document from l921. $30.00.

China        Pearl S Buck: The Good Earth. Originally published in 1931, here is a beautifully printed complete edition 300 pp of the classic text, in an elegant tan red and gold binding, $42.00 . . .

Coleridge         Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Selected Poetry and Prose, with an introd. by Elisabeth Schneider, Rinehart. 160 pp poetry, the whole Biographia Litteraria, etc. 500 pp softbound. $26.00 . . .

Civil War Novel         Stephen Crane; The Red Badge of Courage, an annotated edition in the Norton Critical Edition Series, has the text 110 pp and 200 pages of comment and studies on Crane. An invaluable books, softbound with name on edge unfortunately, still worth $18.00.

Split Brain?         Leonard Shlain: The Alphabet versus the Goddess. Penguin Arkana 1999. Studies conflict between word and image, right and left brain, madness and reason, Muslim and Christian etc. A wonderful range of topics in a new light. Softbound, as unused $27.00 . . .

Archaeology        Brian M Fagan: Ancient North America --- The Archaeology of a Continent, Thames and Hudson London, 1999 Large quarto softbound, 550 pp 3 rd ed., abundant illustrations and a mine of unavailable information about every aspect of the continent. $34.00 . . .

China         Translations from the Chinese, by Arthur Waley, Knopf 1941. Large quarto 9x12 elegantly printed edition of Waley's famous translations, originally published in 1919, 300 pp in buckram binding, rare and collectable $65.00 . . .

History         Two Lives of Charlemagne: Einhard and Notker. Penguin Classics, as new softbdg $11.00 . . .

Fishing         Richard Brautigam: Trout Fishing in America, Delta 1967. This book from the '60's was read averywhere then now ahs become quite rare and collectable. $24.00 . . .

Swift         Jonathan Swift: Gulliver s Travels. "Everyman's Library founded in 1906, was relaunched in 1991, aim to offer the most complete library in the English language. Each volume is printed in a classic typeface on acid free, cream-wove paper with a full cloth binding." A fine volume of a book which Samuel Johnson said it was one of the few he wished had been longer. . . .$32.00 . . .

Native American          Thomas Henry Tibbles: Buckskin and Blanket Days, by a friend of the Indians. A controversial book from 19th c., long out of print, here reprinted authentically in 1985 in a fine edition Lakeside Press, Donnelly and CO. 500 pages, black cloth, fine $40.00 . . .

Art          Paul Gauguin: THe Writings of a Savage, ed. by Daniel Guerin, Viking NY. Gauguins strange and detached writing on France, Tahiti, life and his art, with discussion of the controversy. cloth, $28.00 . . .

Italian Poet         The Selected Writing of Salvatore Quasimodo. Italian poems facing the English translated by Allen Mandelbaum, Farrar Strauss NY, first US appearance 1960, cloth, special edition and very rare now $36.00 . . .

Novel         Nathaniel Hawthorne: The Scarlet Letter. a fine font and paper edition of the famous scandal, Barnes and Noble 1993 (when they were into the art of books not just sales) . A fine edition which uses a font similar to 19th original, acid free paper, cloth with good d.j. $21.00 . . .

Nature         Donald Culross Peattie: The Road of a Naturalist, Houghton Mifflin 1941, a finely printed large book with striking bird and beast illustrations here and there, the origins and history of the famous early naturalist, spine repaired internally clean and fine. Peattie iotems are collected by a large naturalist following, hard to find. $56.00

Humor          Bennett Cerf: Modern American Humor, Doubleday NY. 600 pages of well selected humorous writings, tasteful and literary and this is not a book of joke lines ! Good reading and the only book of its kind. $21.00 . . .

Frankenstein         Mary Shelley: Frankenstein, the original book and notes and comment, Everyman Dent London, via the defunct Charles Tuttle Shop in Rutland VT. Everyone knows Boris K. as the Monster, some know that Shelley's wife wrote the story in protest agaisnt the new "parts-medicine", but few have thead the original book. Here it is in as-new soft edition, with notes and supplementary stuff. $28.00 . . .

Humor         Jerome K Jerome: Three Men in a Boat. l889. This is perhaps the funniest book in the world, it has gone through hundreds of printings to the present time, but this edition is the rare 114th impression from 1954 Dent London, red cloth. Jerome wrote many other things, dying said this was by far his best. This spoecial edition is most collected. $44.00 . . .

Short Story          O Henry: The Gentle Grafter, Doubelday 19l7. Wit and humor and why say more, here in a fine old edition from the war years, good paper in a green cloth binding, $24.00 . . .

History         Tillinghast's Ploetz' Dictionary of Dates, Halcyon . A comprehensive 800 page listing of dates by period and country of the world, with brief entries of the happenings of that year, very detailed and if not completely up to date, it tries to get everything in a single volume grasp. Strong blue cloth, $44.00 . . .

History         Arnold Toynbee; A Study of History, the Somervell abridgment of his Vols I-VI, Oxford 1946. This is an imaginative and critical study in Comparative Historiography, a book praised when it appeared for its broad view. Toynbee's formulae for the survival of a civilization are now questioned, but the elaborate historical detail he employed is still most valuable. $44.00 . . .

History        Andre Maurois: The Miracle of England, "an account of her rise to pre-eminence and present position", Harper 1937 ! Good buckram quarto, and interesting point at which in '37 to write the last word about England....... considering the coming War........ and a book to be read as preface to Churchill's writing on England when the war had changed the scenery about. And then there is the new post-Churchill England and new chapters still in the writing. Historically important book. $28.00 . . .

Greece          McKeon: An Introduction to Aristotle, with the Nichomachean Ethics, On Soul, Metaphysics etc. A solid translation and a good start on the huge Aristotelian corpus. Good clean cloth $22.00 . . .

French novel        Stefan Zweig: BALZAC, Viking Press. translated from the standard German work, 1946. A detailed study of some 450 pp. Excellent cloth $24.00 . . .

Drama        Eugene O'Neill: Morning Becomes Electra, The Haunted. This is an early edition of the classics (sixth printing in the pub. year of 1931). Orig. Boni and Liverightgreen cloth, very nice to read in the odd font face as it first appeared, as against a slick paperback for the same price of $36.00 . . .

Drama          Eugene O'Neill: Marco Millions, 1827,m this is third printing 1928, Boni and Liveright, has dust wrap. $28.00 . . .

Drama         Eugene O'Neill: Beyond the Horizon, The Straw, Before Breakfast. Boni and Liveright, 1926. First edition! $36.00

        




Rare and Unusual Books

If interested in any of these books, please reach me back email to discuss availability and pricing, which is remarkably variable in this corner of the book trade.

Biographica Britannica Litteraria, Thomas Wright, 2 vols l822 Vol 1: Anglo-Saxon Period Vol II Anglo- Norman Period. Valuable source materials; I have recently supplied refs. for PhD candidates who can't locate this rare book which still has documentary references.

Hallam: Introduction to Literature of Europe ---Fifteenth Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, London John Murray l843 , 3 vols. in fine leather binding. (All European Literatures. in I and II, and Vol. III detailed account of English. Great source material still valued, bindings like this usually are quite expensive.

Thomas Warton: History of English Poetry --- from 11 th c. to end of 17 th century. 3 vols., London l824 Still invaluable reference material. Perfect internally, boards off and ready for cover rebind.

Quaker History: History of the Life of Thomas Ellwood, 2 ed. 1714 the same year as 1st ed. Ellwood was friend of Milton and suggested the idea of writing a Paradise "Regained", which advice Milton followed and did.

J A Symonds: Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature Vols. I and II. also the single volume The Revival of Learning. 3 vols. together, orig. cloth binding. The three volumes together .

History of Freemasonry (Mitchell) VOl II 700 pages on secret usage etc. Boards off at hinges but can be repaired, internally perfect. Very few Masonic books are found around, this second vol. is a complete treatise on practices and usages.

Lives of the Saints, Martyrs and Church Father, Rev. Alban Butler. 1776-90, twelve volumes of the 2nd Ed of Butler's great study 4 vols. 1767 DUBLIN !. This is the best enlarged edition with valuable notes and comment. There are many 19 th c. editions for catholic use with his name and modern reprints, but I can find no copy of this second edition from the 18th century. I have imgs of TP and plates to send. This set has been internally prepared with new binder's cloth on spine for a rebinding. Very rare.

Short View of the English Clergy--from the Conquest to the Revolution. London 1737 A very rare slim volume with radical ecclesiastical notions. Original calf, good.

Jeremy Collier: A Short View of the English Stage...London l698 1st edition! . A violent and famous attack on the profligate Restoration Comedy, including the daring use of women on the stage ! Original leather boards professionally respined and excellent condition. Modern scholars use the paperback reprint, but it seems there are errors in the transcription from this edition. Famous stage commentary, also feminist interest.

ELZEVIR CAESAR: Commentaria J. Caesaris, 1664, a good example of the 2 x 4 inch micro-printed Latin texts which Elzevir was famous for. In original vellum binding.

Chillingworth: The Religion of Protestants, a Safe Way to Salvation... 2 Ed same year as first, London, l638. Folio 392 pp. original leather boards, spine redone in leather. A famous book with long history in many later editions, even mentioned in 18th c. in Fielding's Tom Jones.

Rich. Sibbs: The Soules Conflict with Itself.... l635 First ed. Very rare no copies ever showing, Harvard has a copy (Houghton Lib. C 1349 12 13 23). Small thick Puritan 12mo. of 700 pages, one board lost, spine leather still intact with stitching. Rare, no copy appears anywhere on booksellers listings,

CONSTITUTIONS of the United States, 1791 , Philadelphia. This is the first appearance of the constitution of Vermont which entered the Union in 1791. Vermont was noteworthy for its paragraphs making slavery as a form of bondage illegal.

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