DELIGHTS OF WISDOM CONCERNING CONJUGIAL LOVE; after which follow PLEASURES OF INSANITY concerning SCORTATORY LOVE, 1852 PRINTING
Boy that just jumps off the page at you. Written by Emanuel Swedenborg originally published in 1768. Our copy was published in Boston by Otis Clapp, in New York by John Allen and in Cincinnati by J. F. Desilver. If your wondering about the contents here is what old Swedenborg had to say, ""I am aware that many who read the following pages and the Memorable Relations annexed to the chapters, will believe that they are fictions of the imagination; but I solemnly declare they are not fictions, but were truly done and seen; and that I saw them, not in any state of the mind asleep, but in a state of perfect wakefulness: for it has pleased the Lord to manifest himself to me, and to send me to teach the things relating to the New Church, which is meant by the New Jerusalem in the Revelation: for which purpose he has opened the interiors of my mind and spirit; by virtue of which privilege it has been granted me to be in the spiritual world with angels, and at the same time in the natural world with men, and this now (1768) for twenty-five years."
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Regarding Condition - The spine has been repaired with library tape. There are no loose pages, tears etc. The pages have a light yellow brown color but hardly any foxing at all. There are plenty of pencil marks, notations etc. This book has been read. Some staining on the cover as seen in the photo. The book is not fragile, you may read it without the use of a stand. The corners are bumped (see photos). No pages missing.
DELIGHTS OF WISDOM 1852 PRINTING
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HELP TO THE READING OF THE BIBLE 1851 PRINTING
By Benjamin Elliott Nicholls, M. A. Printed in London for the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge. This is actually a very good book, I enjoyed cruising the pages and reading the verses and explanations noted by some of the previous owners and seeing what the book had to say about some of my favorite verses and characters. It has four fold out maps, the one in the photo above is in the worst condition, see the small tear to the right hand side. There are plenty of pencil makes and notes from one owner to the next but this is a very solid book. I think it will go through several more owners before any repairs have to be made. Of course the corners are bumped and the spine has tiny tears at the ends. The pages have a yellow aged tint about them but none are loose or missing and I've seen no foxing at all. There's a lot of enjoyment left in this book.
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1854 PATENT BOOK
This 1854 Patent book is in good condition. You can see by the photo that there is a little damage to the spine but it detracts very little from the look or usefulness of this book. This is Vol. II which has all the drawings. It is very useful by itself but even more so when you find a copy of Vol. I which has the descriptions and the person's name and address who filed the patent request. I love having these books around, take a look at the monkey wrench in the top left hand corner of photo # 3. How many times have you heard people discuss whether that style was period correct or not? This book is full of "argument settlers". Every patent accepted for the year of 1854 will have it's official drawing in this book. From firearms to jewelry clips, Farm equipment to cannon it's all here.
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1861 PETERSON'S MAGAZINE
This is a new offering. The one we offered last week sold the first day it was listed.
This book is a hard bound edition of Peterson's Ladies Magazine for the year 1861. One previous owner, "Laura P. Fitch" penciled her name on one of the blank pages, I can find no other marks. Contrary to popular belief these magazines were seldom collected by an individual and taken to the local book binder (I said seldom, not never). Rather, all of the major publishers offered each year as a bound annual, some even offered "extras" such as having your name embossed on the spine, gift bindings, etc. You won't always find that info in the bound book but you will often see it in the individual monthly magazines. Let's talk about this book now.
This book is the complete year for 1861, the most relevant year to all sides as fashion magazines were very low priority when filling the hold of a blockade runner. Parthenia Hague wrote in here journal that they did not see a new ladies magazine in central Alabama for the duration of the war.
The corners of the boards are bumped but still in good condition. The leather spine is cracked at the hinges but intact. I have owned this book for several years and have treated the leather annually. I think the hinges will hold just fine as long as you use a book cradle. Never lay a book this large or this old flat. You will find one very minor page tear. All pages are present and accounted for. Foxing is light and the pages are tight.
This book contains 10 fashion plates with their descriptions. I will include modern prints of the 2 missing fashion plates so you will have them all. Each month has a song sheet and at least one pattern. The number of black and white prints numbers in the gazillions. There are also a few color prints that are not fashion plates but often illustrations of sewing, crochet or knitting projects. Poems, lots of poems as with all period publications. Some short stories but more often serial stories (tune in next month to find out if Suzy really does jump off the cliff!). I like to joke but actually several very popular works that you would recognize today first ran as serials in C.W. period mags. Several columns which ran every month, "Health Department", "Household Corner" and recipe after recipe with advice on just about everything related to entertaining guest. Lots of suggestions on how to entertain the children with projects for them to do and of course fashion, fashion and more fashion. What to wear, what not to wear.
I've always preferred Peterson's over Godey's. It's just a personal preference but I think that most of the information offered is more detailed and written in a manner that is easier to understand without re-reading a paragraph several times over. The fashion plates are about the same in either with both being better than most French mags. I can not think of a single source which will offer you more information on a larger variety of subjects relevant to the American Civil War experience than Peterson's.
1861 PETERSON'S LADIES MAGAZINE
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HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE
This is a hard bound copy of "HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE. VOL. XXIII. JUNE TO NOVEMBER 1861. Harper's Magazine was a little larger than most of it's contemporaries. Therefor a complete year was too large to bind. It would have been much to heavy and unmanageable so hard bound copies were offered for sale biannually.
JUNE THRU NOVEMBER 1861
Harpers is much like any of the other magazines of the day. Their content had to please the entire household so you will find articles written expressly for the ladies as well as for the gentlemen with some small content for the young ones. As with most magazines of the day stories from history were very popular. Stories from the Americas and from Europe, the American Revolution was always a popular subject as was the French Revolution. Contemporary topics of politics here and abroad are regular fare. Exotic tales of far off places and mucho humor. Here in the states Harper's cartoons and satires are second only to those of Vanity Fair or to those of the magazine "Punch" in England.
Of most interest to our military friends will probably be the reoccurring article, "MONTHLY RECORDS OF CURRENT EVENTS", with all the latest war news. This volume contains a great map of the battle lines at Manassas.
Of most interest to our lady friends may be the Fashion plates (one example is shown above). Even though the plates found here are not "colored" they do have one thing that Godey's lacked. All articles shown in these plates are drawn from actual articles! Not from an artist conception as with other magazines. All articles found here were available for purchase at the esteemed house of Mr. G. Brodie located at 300 Canal Street, New York. All are drawn by the artist, Voigt who has a remarkable eye for detail. Rouching is easily distinguished from pleats etc. etc. Of course this book is invaluable to the historian but you may be surprised as to it's literary value. It never fails that when I pick one of these books up to "only" find a fact or two. I end up reading the complete article or two. It is as entertaining today as it was then.
The condition of this book is sound. As you can see from the photo above I have rebound this copy as it had no cover when it came into my possession. I recycled a cover from an old novel which was bound for the pits of used book hell, never to be purchased nor read again. So at least some good will come from it. The quality of the paper used by Harper's was marginal at best. Dog earing a page is out of the question. Some water stains can be found on the blank outer pages but none on a printed page. There is NO foxing and very little if any darkening of the pages. All pages are present and tightly bound. The only tear I can find is shown in the fashion plate photo above and to a one blank page. You will not have to handle this book as gently as an original bound copy but care should be used to insure it's longevity.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE JUNE THRU NOV. 1861
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE JUNE THRU NOV. 1855
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YANKEE FROM OLYMPUS, JUSTICE HOLMES
Justice Holmes and his family by Catherine D. Bowen, printed in 1944. This book is in very good condition and contains 475 pages.
I know you may not care that much about Justice Holmes and his family but the first half of this book contends with pre war and war date material. Anyone who is interested in the 20 Mass. will find this book interesting as there are 50 pages of Holmes Jr.'s war experiences. Ball's Bluff, Seven Days, Antietam, Wilderness, that's some pretty ruff duty!
and HIS FAMILY
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