Vintage Hardback Books
These books were all published between 1887 and 1911. If you would like to see detailed photos, please just tell me the title you are interested in.
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English Humorists – W.M. Thackeray This is one of a set called Harper’s School Classics. It contains three separate writings: “Swift,” “Congreve and Addison” and “Steele.” The book was published by Harper & Brothers in Franklin Square, New York. A total of 209 pages, this small book is only 5 ¼” by 3 ½”. There are no pages missing or torn. Overall it is in great condition. The edges of the cover are a little worn.
Lays of Ancient Rome by Thomas Babington Macaulay This is one of a set called Standard English Classics. It contains writings on Horatius, The Battle of the Lake Regillus, Virginia and more. The book was published in 1899 by Ginn & Company in Boston. Only 145 pages, 6 ¾” by 4 ¾”. There are no pages missing or torn. Overall it is in great condition. The corners of the cover are a little worn and the top of the spine is damaged.
The Story of Chicago by Jennie Hall This novel contains dozens of illustrations by Angus MacDonall. It was published by Rand McNally & Company in 1911. With 287 pages it is 7” by 5”. There are no pages missing or torn. Overall it is in great condition. The corners of the cover are a little worn and the spine is damaged.
A Graded Spelling Book by H.F. Harrington, Superintendent of Public Schools, New Bedford, Mass. This book is separated into two Parts. It is described as “Being a complete course in spelling for primary and grammar schools.” It was published in 1887 by Harper & Brothers, Franklin Square, New York. Only 92 pages and 7” by 5”. On the inside of the back cover is written in pencil “This book belongs to Eddy.” That’s not the only thing Eddy wrote – there are scribbles on several pages. And a few pages are torn. The cover is worn and the spine damaged.
Progressive Course in Spelling Complete by J.N. Hunt This book is separated into two Parts. Published by the American Book Company in 1904, it is 176 pages. It measures 7 ½” by 5”. It looks like the first cover page is missing. There are some penciled notes and the pages are worn. The cover seems to have some water damage.
Drill Regulations Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias by Major General James R. Carnahan, M.A. This book seems to be the rules and regulations for the Knights of Pythias. The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal organization and secret society founded in Washington, D.C., on 19 February 1864. The Knights of Pythias was the first fraternal organization to receive a charter under an act of the United States Congress. It was published in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1899 by The Pettibone Brothers. Even though it is small enough to fit into a pocket, 5” by 4”, it contains over 537 pages. There are no pages missing or torn. Overall it is in great condition. The edges of the cover are worn.