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London; (1979): Heinemann. Limited Edition. Octavo. Limited to only 25 copies. The present copy is number 18. This copy is signed by both Michael Glover, the editor and by Sir Antony Read who has written the foreword. [8], 181pp. Illustrated with 6 double-sided photographic plates and several maps and plans in the text. Glover… Read more
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$950.00
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The Works of Henry Fielding

by Fielding, Henry

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Limited Edition
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$595.00

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Philadelphia; (1902): John D. Morris. Limited Edition. Octavo. In six volumes limited to 1000 copies. The present set is number 142. Joseph Andrews, or The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams, was the first published full-length novel and among the first novels in the English language. This was Fieldings… Read more
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Works ("Definitive edition")

by Sabatini, Rafael

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$950.00

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Boston; 1924-1929: Houghton Mifflin Co. Octavo. In 23 unopened volumes. Rafael Sabatini was an Italian-English writer of romance and adventure novels. Several of his books were very popular and soon made into plays and film. This is the "Definitive edition" which OCLC records only one library which has the first 14 volumes. The present set incorporated more volumes after… Read more
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The Book of the Sonnet (Edited By Leigh Hunt and Samuel Adams Lee)

by Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859

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Published
1867
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$425.00

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New York: W.E. Benjamin, 1867. Benjamin, Walter Evarts. Octavo. 2 vol set, large paper edition, #65 of 100 copies, each with two etchings of Leigh Hunt by William Evarts Benjamin. The only other recorded large paper edition is at the Newberry Library. Williams Evarts Benjamin (1839-1940) who began as a partner with his brother Walter R. Benjamin,… Read more
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$425.00
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Turner's Golden Visions

by Hind, C. Lewis (William Turner, artist)

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Published
1910
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$300.00

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London: T.C. And E.C. Jack, 1910. Thick Quarto. 286pp., 50 tipped in plates reproduced in color from Turner's paintings and drawings. Joseph Mallord William Turner RA (23 April 1775 - 19 December 1851), an English Romantic painter, printmaker and considered one of the greatest masters of British watercolour landscape painting. At only 14 years of age, he entered… Read more
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$300.00
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He Knew He Was Right

by Trollope, Anthony

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Published
1869
Edition
First Edition
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$1,050.00

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London: Strahan and Co, 1869. First Edition. Octavo. First edition in book form. In two volumes, 384pp, and 384pp., both half-titles present, illustrated with sixty-four illustrations by Marcus Stone. The story of a very jealous husband who abducts his son and flees to Italy only to find himself going completely mad. His wife Emily followed him and he was… Read more
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American Scenery; or, Land, Lake and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature (with Hand Colored plates)

by Willis, Nathaniel Parker; W.H. Bartlett; George Virtue

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Published
1840
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$2,500.00

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London: Virtue, 1840. Quarto. Volume I: Portrait frontispiece, hand-colored vignette title page and regular title page, ix, 140 pages, [66] leaves of plates, one map. Volume II: hand-colored vignette title page and regular title page, iv. 106 pages [52] leaves of plates. The map plate in volume I was done by W. Hughes. All 119 plates are present.… Read more
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Epic of Verdun and Ballads of France

by Lewys, Georges

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Published
1928
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Limited Edition
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$215.00

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New York: Lavater--Dorette, 1928. Limited Edition. Quarto. 304pp. No. 5 of 375 DeLux Copies bound in rich red morocco in a large paper edition. The author became famous for suing Eugene O'Neill for allegedly copying her The temple of Palllas-Athene in his Strange Interlude (1928). Although her charges proved to be without merit, O'Neill and his… Read more
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The Works of William Makepiece Thackeray

by Thackeray, William Makepiece

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London, 1869-1886: Smith, Elder & Co.. Octavo. In 24 illustrated volumes handsomely bound by Root and Son in 3/4 green morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, top edges gilt. Spines have all uniformly changed to brown, internally fresh and free from foxing. Only a few minor chips… Read more
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BROWNING

by Browning, Robert

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$500.00

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London; 1888-1894: Smith, Elder & Co.. Small Octavo. In 17 volumes. Each volume of poetry is presented in the order of their first publication. Bound in ¾ black morocco over blue cloth covered boards, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, top edges gilt. Some minor spots of rubbing, a few heads chipped, joint of… Read more
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London: John Murray, 1835. Large Octavo. Complete in ten volumes. Each volume with half-title, engraved frontispieces, engraved vignette title pages and regular title pages. Bound by Riviere in ¾ red polished calf over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers. Raised bands with compartments stamped in gilt, light and dark morocco spine labels gilt, top edges gilt. Some… Read more
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London: M.A. Pittan, Warwick-Square, 1835. First Edition. Octavo. xvi, 598pp., handsomely bound by Riviere in 3/4 brown morocco over light brown cloth, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gil, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, internally fresh and bright. The author contributed to The Sporting Magazine, eventually his stories would be published in book form. His books became… Read more
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London: H.G. Bohn, 1847. 12mo. In three volumes, 528,522 and 592pp., each volume has the bookplate of Oskar Teichman, 1880- whose brother Sir Eric Teichman (1884-1944), a British diplomate, who caught two American soldiers with the US Army Air Force poaching on his estate. When he approached them they emptied their M1 carbines killing Teichman instantly.… Read more
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$280.00
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The Upper Berth and By the Waters of Paradise

by Crawford, F. Marion

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Published
1894
Edition
First Edition in This Format
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$215.00

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New York/London: G.P. Putnam, 1894. First Edition in This Format. 12mo. Signed at the head of title page by the author. Continuously paginated, 145pp., (1)pp. ad. While Crawford wrote within many fields, especially about Italy he did write a few odd tales. This title is considered one of Crawford's most famous and best horror stories. Handsomely bound in 3/4… Read more
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London: Edward Bull, 1831. First Edition. Octavo. In two volumes, extra-illustrated with 36 extra-plates and portrait of which one is in color and one is folding of with protective oversheets (paper not tissue) Handsomely bound in 3/4 brown morocco over marbled paper covered boards, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt. all edges gilt. A fine fresh… Read more
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$815.00
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London Lyrics

by Locker, Frederick

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Published
1878
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$230.00

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London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1878. Small Octavo. From the library of Roger de Coverly with his bookplate. Handsomely bound in full blue goatskin triple ruled in gilt with courner flourishes, raised bands with compartment fully decorated in gilt inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, binding has a few spots of rubbing and darkening, overall a… Read more
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Scelta Di Poesie Italiane d" Autori Moderni [Fore-edge Painting]

by Buttura, Antonio [1770-1832]

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Published
1822
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$380.00

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Parigi: Presso Lefevre, 1822. 42mo. Fore-edge painting depicting the leaning tower of Pisa along side the Cathedral. 310pp. vol. 30 only. Text in Italian. Bound in full maroon straight grained morocco, slightly raised bands with title gilt, all edges gilt, magnificently rebacked with original spine laid down. A charming little book with early bookplate depicting a royal cape… Read more
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$380.00
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Old Christmas and Bracebridge Hall

by Irving, Washington

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$310.00

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London; (1876 and 1877): Macmillan & Co. Small Octavo. second edition, two volumes, 165pp. and 284. 4pp. ads at rear, illustrated by R. Caldecott, bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe in full red polished calf ruled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, double black morocco spine labels gilt, raised bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, inner gilt dentelles, decorative endpapers,… Read more
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The Vicar of Wakefield

by Goldsmith, Oliver

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Published
1926
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$290.00

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[Boston/London]: Printed By the Chiswick Press for Constable And Co and Houghton Mifflin, 1926. Octavo. xxxvi, 221pp., with 24 color plates by Rowlandson (reproductions) with an introduction by George Saintsbury. Beautifully bound in full maroon morocco lavishly decorated in gilt, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, inner gilt dentelles and top edge gilt. There is a… Read more
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The First, Second and Third Tour of Doctor Syntax

by Combe, William

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Published
1855
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$1,550.00

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London: Nattali and Bond, 1855. Tall Octavo. Three volumes beautifully illustrated by Rowlandson with 80 vibrantly hand colored plates illustrating Dr. Syntax's tour, a Poem. Vol. I. In Search of th Picturesque; Vol. 2. In Search of Consolation and Vol. 3. In Search of a Wife. A marvelous set bound in full brown morocco, boards ruled in… Read more
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