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1 Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida Volume 3, Parts 1-4 Dall, William Healey
Philadelphia PA Wagner Free Institute of Science 1898 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
William Healey Dall's classic text, Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida with Especial Refernce to the Miocene Silex-Beds of Tampa and the Pliocene Beds of the Caloosahatchie River, Volume 3, Parts 1 -4. These were printed in the Transactions of the Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia over a period of several years in the 1890's. This hardbound binding (red with gilt lettering on the spine) of those publications consists of Volume 3, Parts 1- 4 as follows : Part 1 : Pulmonate, Opisthobranchiate and Orthodont Gastropods; (August 1890), Part 2 : Streptodont and other Gastropods, Concluded; (December 1892), Part 3 : A New Classification of the Pelecypoda; (March 1895), Part 4 : 1 : Prionodesmacea: Nucula to Julia; (April 1898) and 2 : Teleodesmacea : Teredo to Ervilia. * Part 3 includes Dall's comprehensive classification of the Bivalvia. Each part contains an index at the end along with multiple b&w plates with groupings of the items discussed in each part. There is also a color fold out map of Florida Geology. The volume weighs over 7 lbs. with 947 pages. PLEASE NOTE : Due to weight of volume, extra postage may be requested. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; former owner's name on front free end paper; 3 pages have small paper tears with tape repairs; a few small marks to text block and one on a page of plates; light wear to cover corners and spine ends. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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2 Letter to Chevalier Bunsen on the classification of the Turanian languages [Letters] Muller, Friedrich Max; Christian Karl Josias von Bunsen
S.I. 1854 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Good; ex-seminary library. Muller was a founder of Indian studies in the West and the discipline of comparative religion. Half green leather and marbled boards, spine has gilt ornamentation and raised bands, gilt titles on red label. Condition: Good; ex-seminary library, with bookplate, labels on back cover, back pocket and blank checkout list, slight darkening of pages along fore edge, last 25 pages have darkened top corner, foxing on 1st 2 endpapers, sparse penciling on title p. verso, first page, o.w. text pages clean. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of  Foods Law Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 12 August 1919, Rasmussen, Fred (Secretary of Agriculture)
3 Bulletin of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Foods Law Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 12 August 1919 Rasmussen, Fred (Secretary of Agriculture)
Harrisburg PA Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture 1919 First Printing Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
General bulletin No. 331. Volume 2, No. 12, August 1919. Outlines the law creating a Department of Agriculture in Pennsylvania, the various acts of assembly committed to the Bureau of Foods for enforcement, a brief digest of numerous court decisions relating to those laws, and rules and regulations. 78-page stapled softcover. Book Condition : Good; Cover has some edge wear including a couple tiny tears to front foredge; Also some water spotting at left bottom right. The only affect to the pages is a little bleeding of the red coloring to the top edge of the last two pages. Otherwise pages are lightly aged, clean and unmarked, no tears. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Dr. Rea's Stallion Service Book and Horse Breeding Book, Rea, Dr. Chas. L.
4 Dr. Rea's Stallion Service Book and Horse Breeding Book Rea, Dr. Chas. L.
Kansas City Self-published By Author 1915 Reprint Hardcover Fair No Jacket Book 
Small hardback with red cloth and black lettering. 156 pp., illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs. Copyright 1908 but the calendar on the front pastedown is for 1915. 16mo - over 5" - 6 " tall. An old book for veterinarians and horse breeding services. The first part has forms to fill out on the horses being serviced . Most still blank, about 1/4 filled in. The second part contains chapters on: Care and Management of Jacks; Reproduction of the Mare. Also some ads for Dr. Rea's products. CONDITION: Except for the forms that have been filled in there is no writing to pages. Pages basically clean and bright with a few smudges. No tears or creases. There is some paper peeling to front pastedown along binding. The front free endpaper possibly missing. Some soiling to rear endpapers and book edges. Cover has a couple spots and a smudge to front, some scuffing, rubbing and some fading. Edges have light wear. Interior binding starting to split in a couple places but pages are secure. Hardcover 
Price: 45.00 USD
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A Treatise on Fugue, Including the Study of Imitation and Canon, Richter, Ernest Friedrich
5 A Treatise on Fugue, Including the Study of Imitation and Canon Richter, Ernest Friedrich
Boston MA Oliver Ditson Company 1878 First Thus Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback - brown cloth with gilt title label. 187 pp, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Translated from the third German edition by Arthur S. Foote. Oliver Ditson Company, 1878, first printing. Pages are very lightly aged, clean, unmarked, no creases or tears. Some wrinkling to front endpapers. Cover is clean with scuffing and a little chipping with rubbing and fading around the edges and spine. Edges have some wear and chipping with a bit of tearing and fraying to spine ends. Cover gilt is still very bright. Hinges are intact and binding tight. Hardcover 
Price: 28.00 USD
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The Library of the Late Margaret Ralston Gest (1977 Auction Catalog - Sale No. 4040), Sotheby Parke Bernet
6 The Library of the Late Margaret Ralston Gest (1977 Auction Catalog - Sale No. 4040) Sotheby Parke Bernet
New York Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc. 1977 N/A Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo up to 9" tall 
Brown pictorial softcover, stapled binding, 8vo up to 9" tall. Includes prices realized sheet laid-in. Sotheby's auction catalog for sale number 4040 held November 1, 1977. 141 books and manuscripts are described, many pictured in black and white. Condition: Very Good; pages are clean and bright, unmarked, no creases or tears. Paperback 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Important Silver (Auction Catalog - Sale 94A, October 12,1973), Sotheby's Los Angeles
7 Important Silver (Auction Catalog - Sale 94A, October 12,1973) Sotheby's Los Angeles
Los Angeles Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc. 1973 N/A Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo up to 9" tall 
Off-white pictorial softcover, staple, 8vo up to 9" tall, 48 pp, numeerous B&W illustrations. Includes laid-in price estimate sheet. Pages are clean and bright with PRICES REALIZED in pencil next to most items listed. 113 items described, some pictured in black and white. Includes: An important pair of 17th century Dutch Salts by Michiel de Bruyn (1650); Set of three silver gilt tea caddies by Paul de La merie (c.1735); A Queen Anne Montieth by Robert Timbrell (1705); a large Charles I Sweetmeat Dish by William Maundy (1632); A George III Silver Epergne by Thomas Pitts (1765); An 18th Century Cork Silver Salver by John Nicholson (1784); A large Silver Salver by Hester Bateman (1787); An historical William IV Soup Tureen and Stand, presented to Robert Stephenson (1837Condition: Good +; pages have a little light creasing, no tears, cover has some light aging, scuffing, creasing and edge wear. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 USD
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English Sacred Lyrics, Unstated
8 English Sacred Lyrics Unstated
London Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. 1884 Edition Unstated Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
A collection of 133 sacred poems, hymns, and prayers infused with religious emotion. Includes an Index of First Lines. Published by Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., London, 1884. No other date or printing mentioned. Hardback - maroon cloth with gilt lettering and decoration. Measures 6-1/2" x 3-3/4" with 269 pages. 16mo - ov er 5" - 6" tall. Book Condition : Good; pages are clean and bright but aged around the edges. Previous owner's stamping to front pastedown; no other writing or tears. Page edges are a little rough and uneven which is typical of older books issued with uncut pages. Mild browning to text block. Cover has a scuff mark to front and some fading; corners have wear. Spine is faded and discolored with wear to spine ends. Hinges are intact and binding is tight. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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9 Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Year Ending June 6, 1892 Waller, D. J. (Superintendent of Public Instruction)
Harrisburg, PA Edwin K. Meyers, State Printer 1892 Probable First Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1892 (59th annual) report on public education. Includes arguments to the state legislature in favor of increasing the school year, not paying school directors, and issuing state teaching certificates to college graduates. Hardback - red cloth with gilt on spine only and marbled text block. 432 pages. Book Condition : Good; some light scattered foxing (especially to endpapers) and a few small stains, otherwise pages are light aged, clean and unmarked, no tears. Top book edge has some soiling. Cover has a few areas of fading to front, light fading to spine with dull gilt, light edgewear to spine. Hinges are intact and pages secure. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Her Faithful Knight, Warden, Gertrude
10 Her Faithful Knight Warden, Gertrude
New York and London Street & Smith 1899 Probable First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo up to 9" tall 
Romance novel. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering on spi e only, no dustjacket. 343 pp. Book Condition : Good; no text marks, owner's stamp inside front cover; 2 pages missing a little of the paper to bottom edge; light rubbing and scuffing to covers; tiny tears to top spine end. Hinges are intact and pages are secure. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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