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they were collected with reference to Mr. Paine as a public character and a political writer, and not as a theologian.
In the Departments of General Literature the Library is tolerably strong. Fine copies of some of Dibdin's Works, Chalmers' British Essayists, Nicholl's Anecdotes, 19 vols., Cuvier's Animal Kingdom, on large paper.
Voyages and Travels in 'general form an important section. A most beautiful series of the Quarto Voyages, all bound uniformly in russia, is deserving of mention-the set of “Cook” especially so. The series of books published as “The United States Exploring Expedition" is extensive, and in the condition described, quite scarce.
The Fine Arts are well represented in a beautiful copy of Dunlap's Arts of Design, extensively illustrated; the various Works of Ruskin, the Orleans, Stafford and other Galleries, Musée Français, Neale's Views, and other practical and theoretical Works.
Poetry and the Drama includes a fine set of Pickering's Aldine Poets' uncut; Chalmers' Poets, 21 vols. 8vo, calf; Johnson's Poets, 85 vols.; Shakspeare and Shakspeariana, and the principal authors of eminence. Fiction is represented in complete sets of Sir Walter Scott's Works, 100 vols., Dickens, Edgeworth, Swift, Smollett, Fielding, &c.
The words scarce, rare, &c., are used only sparingly—and not so frequently as the circumstances would often warrant. The intelligent collector will not, however, need to be advised on this point.
The necessity for extreme expedition in the preparation of this Catalogue in time for the sale this season, has rather outweighed the inclination of its compiler to go into further detail when describing some of the books. For the same reason some errors of the Press have passed uncorrected.
The Title Pages of the books printed by Franklin, and old Pamphlets relating to America are generally given at length, with their collations.
The condition of the books is unusually fine. The binding in the best style of Messrs. Pawson & Nicholson, of Philadelphia. Those to which there is appended no description of the binding must be understood to be in boards or unbound.
JOSEPH SABIN. 401 Broadway, May 23, 1864.
1 ABERCROMBIE (James). A Charge to the Senior Class of the Philadelphia Academy. 8vo, pp. 23. Printed for the author.
1807. 2 ABERCROMBIE (James). A Sermon Occasioned by the Death
of Major Gen. Alexander Hamilton, who was killed by Aaron Burr, Esq., in a Duel, July 11, 1804. 8vo. pp. vii. 53. Postscript. 11.
Phila. 1804. 3 ABEEL (Mrs.) Recollections of the Emperor Napoleon at St. Helena. Post 8vo, cloth.
Lond. 1845. 3* ABOUT (E.) The Roman Question. 12mo, cloth. N. Y. 1859. 4 ACERBI (Joseph). Travels through Sweden, Finland and Lap
land, to the North Cape. Portrait, and colored plates of Birds, &c. 2 vols. 4to, half calf.
Lond. 1802. 4* ACTOR (The), Or Guide to the Stage. 12mo, boards, uncut.
Lond. 1821. 5 ADAMS (Amos). Sermon Preached at the Ordination of the Rev.
Mr. Jonathan Moore to the Pastoral Care of the First Church in
Boston, 1768. 6 ADAMS (Amos). A Sermon Preached at the Ordination of the
Reverend Mr. John Wyeth to the Pastoral Care of the Third
Boston, 1766. 7 ADAMS (Hannah). A Dictionary of All Religions. 4th edition. 8vo, sheep.
N. Y. 1817. 8 ADAM (Alex.) Roman Antiquities. 8vo.
N. Y. 1833. 9 ADAIR (James). The History of the American Indians : Par
ticularly thosé Nations adjoining to the Mississippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia. Map. 4to, boards, uncut.
Lond. C. Dilly, MDCCLXXV. 10 ADAMS (John). A Defence of the Constitutions of Government
of the United States of America against the Attack of M. Tur. got. 3 vols. 8vo, calf.
Lond. MDCCLXXXVII. 11 Same. Another Edition. 3 vols. 8vo, calf.
1794. 12 ADAMS. The Works of John Adams, Second President of the
United States, with a Life of the Author, Notes and Illustrations. By his Grandson, Charles Francis Adams. Large paper. 10 vols. complete; royal 8vo. cloth, uncut, with one hundred and
fifteen Portraits adapted to illustrate the same. Boston, 1856. 13 ADAMS. A Collection of the Speeches of the President of the
United States to both Houses of Congress, at the Opening of every Session, with their Answers, etc. 12mo, sheep.
Boston, July, 1796. 14 ADAMS. A Selection of Eulogies Pronounced in the Several
States in Honor of those Illustrious Patriots and Statesmen,
Hartford, 1826. 15 ADAMS (John Quincy). Duplicate Letters, the Fisheries and the
Mississippi. Documents relating to the Negotiation of Ghent. 8vo, boards, uncut.
Washington, 1822. 16 ADAMS (John Quincy). An Eulogy on the Life and Character
of James Madison. 8vo, pp. 90, uncut. Two copies. Bost. 1836. 17 ADAMS. The Jubilee of the Constitucion : A Discourse, on
Tuesday, the 30th of April, 1839, being the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Inauguration of George Washington as President of the
United States, 1789. Plate. 8vo, pp. 136, uncut. N. Y. 1839. 18 ADAMS (John Quincy). Oration on the Life and Character of
Gilbert Motier de Lafayette, at Washington, on the 31st Decem. ber, 1834. 8vo, roan.
Washington, 1835. 19 ADAMS (J. Q.) An Oration addressed to the Citizens of the
Town of Quincy, on the Fifty-fifth Anniversary of the Indepen
dence of the United States of America. 8vo, pp. 40. Bost. 1831. 20 ADAMS (J. Q.) Poems of Religion and Society. By John Q.,
with Notes of his Life and Character, by John Davis and T. H. Benton. 12mo, cloth, pp. 116.
N. Y. 1850. 21 ADAMS. Addresses in the Congress of the United States, and
Funeral Solemnities on the Death of John Quincy Adams.
Washington, 1848. 22 ADAMS. Portrait of John Quincy Adams by A. B. Durand, after
J. Sully. 23 ADAMS (Samuel). An Oration delivered at the State House in
Philadelphia, to a very numerous Audience, on Thursday, the 1st of August, 1776, by Samuel Adams, Member of the *** **** ****** the General Congress of the ****** ****** of America. 8vo, title 1 l. pp. 42, half russia. Philadelphia, Printed ;
London, Reprinted, MDCCLXXVI. Portrait of the Author Inserted.
23 ADAMS. Four Letters. Being an interesting Correspondence
between those Eminently Distinguished Characters, John Adams, late President of the United States, and Samuel Adams, late Governor of Massachusetts, on the Important Subject of Government. 8vo, pp. 32, uncut.
Boston, 1802. 25 ADDISON (Alexander). An Oration on the Rise and Progress
of the United States of America, to the Present Crisis : And on the Duties of the Citizens. 8vo, pp. 41.
Phila. 1798. 26 ADDISON (Joseph). Works. Tonson's original large type edition,
Portrait and Engravings. Large Paper. 4 vols. 4to, calf. 27 Another copy. 4 vols. 4to, half calf.
Lond. 1721. 28 ADDISON (Joseph). Works, Collected by Mr. Tickell. 6 vols. 8vo, calf.
Lond. 1804. 29 ADDISON (Joseph). Works, with the Notes of Bishop Hurd.
Portrait, and eight Engravings. 6 vols. 12mo, cloth. Lond. Bohn. 31 ADDRESS (An). Adopted at a Meeting of Citizens of Philadel
phia Opposed to Secret Societies, held on Monday, Sept. 14, 1829. 8vo, pp. 44, uncut.
Phil. 1829. 32 ADDRESS (The) of the People of Great Britain to the Inhabitants of America. 8vo, title 1 1. pp. 60, half morocco.
Lond. T. Cadell, MDCCLXXV. 33 ADLER (G. J.) Dictionary of the German and English Languages. rl. 8vo, half morocco.
N. Y. 1851. 34 Another copy. Rl. 8vo, half morocco.
N. Y. 1856. 35 ADLER (G. J.) Another Edition. 12mo.
N. Y. 1854. 36 ADOLPHUS (John). Memoirs of John Bannister, Comedian. 2 vols. 8vo, half morocco, gilt top.
Lond. 1839. 37 ADVENTURES (The) of a Gentleman in Search of a Horse. 12mo, cloth.
Phila. 1836. 38 ÆSCHYLUS, Literally translated into English Prose by an Oxonian. 12mo, cloth.
Lond. Bohn. 39 ÆSOP. Les Fables d'Esope, Phrygien, avec celles de Phi
lelpheo. Traduction Nouvelle. Par M. de Bellegarde. Fine Plates. 12mo, vellum.
Utrecht, 1752. 40 AGASSIZ (Louis). Lake Superior, its Physical Character, &c.,
with Narrative, by J. E. Cabot. 8vo, cloth, scarce. Bost. 1850. 41 AIKIN (Lucy). Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth, King
Charles the First, and King James the First. 6 vols. 8vo, fine set in calf gilt and uniform.
Lond. 1818–1833. 42 AIKMAN (J. L.) Cyclopædia of Christian Missions. Post 8vo, cloth.
Lond. 1860. 43 AIRY (G. R.) A Treatise on Trigonometry. 12mo, cloth.
Lond. 1855. 44 ALDEN (Timothy). A Collection of American Epitaphs and Inscriptions, with Occasional Notes. 5 vols. 18mo, half calf, 45 ALDEN (Timothy). Same. Vols. 1, 3, 4 and 5, boards, uncut. 1814. 46 Same. Vol. 3, boards, uncut.
N. Y. 1814.
1814. ALDINE POETS. See Pickering (Wm.) 47 ALEMAN. Guzman D'Alfarache, or the Spanish Rogue, Life
and Adventures of, by Mateo Aleman, translated from the French version of Le Saye, by John Henry Brady. 3 vols. 12mo, boards.
Lond. 1823. The great storehouse of Spanish Proverbs. 48 ALEXANDER (William). Poems, with Dissertation on Poetry, and a Sketch of his Life. 8vo, cloth.
Phila. 1847. 49 ALEXANDER (W.) History of Women. 2 vols. 8vo, half calf, rough edges.
Lond. 1772. 50 ALEXIS. The Secret of the Reverende Mayster Alexis, of Pie
movnt; conteinyng many excellet Remedies, etc. Translated by Wyllyam Warde. Black Letter. 4to, calf, fine copy, scarce.
Lond. 1559. 51 ALFIERI (Vittorio). Tragedies, translated by Ch. Lloyd. 3 vols. 12mo, half morocco.
Lond. 1815. 52 ALKEN'S (Henry) Symptoms of being Amused, 40 very humor
ous colored plates, containing upwards of 200 amusing incidents, small folio, neatly half bound, scarce.
Lond. 1822. 53 ALKEN'S (Henry) Illustrations of Popular Songs, 40 very hu
morous colored plates, containing more than 200 illustrations of songs, small folio, neatly half bound.
Lond. 1826. 54 ALLEN (Paul). A History of the American Revolution; con
prehending all the Principal Events, both in the field and in the Cabinet. By Paul Allen, Esq. To which are added the most Important Resolutions of the Continental Congress, and many of the most Important Letters of General Washington. 2 vols. 8vo, half morocco, uncut, fine copy.
Baltimore, 1822. 55 ALLEN. Killing no Murder. (Originally applied to 0. Crom
well.) A Discourse proving it Lawful to Kill a Tyrant, according to the Opinion of the most celebrated Ancient Authors. By Col. Titus, alias William Allen. And two other Tracts. 8vo, half calf.
Lond. 1743. 56 ALLEN (William, D. D.) American Biographical and Histori
cal Dictionary, containing an Account of the Lives, Character, and Writings of the most Eminent Persons in North America, from its first settlement. 8vo.
Cambridge, 1809. 57 ALLEN'S BATTLES OF THE BRITISH NAVY. Revised
and enlarged. Portraits. 2 vols. 12mo, cloth. Lond. Bohn. 58 ALLIBONE (S. A.) A Critical Dictionary of English Litera
ture and British and American Authors. Vol. 1, royal 8vo, cloth, uncut.
Phila. 1859. 59 ALLIBONE (S. A.) Catalogue of a Valuable Private Library with prices. 8vo, half morocco.
Phila. 1858. 59* AMERICAN ALMANAC and Repository of Useful Knowledge.