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Tales and Novels

by Edgeworth, Maria

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New York; 1835-1836: Harper and Brothers. Small Octavo. 20 volumes in 10 volumes (title page states 18 volumes in 9) Each book contains two works, each with a separate title page. Engraved frontispieces, engraved title pages and regular title pages. These works by Mrs. Edgeworth are, for the most part, about the lives of the Irish people. While she… Read more
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Contrary Pleasure

by MacDonald, John D.

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First Edition
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New York; (1954): Appleton-Century-Crofts. First Edition. Octavo. 291 pages. Benjamin Delevan, the oldest brother, heads the family and its textile business and at 50 is nagged by the notion that the "good years and the taut muscles" have gone- but where? Quinn, in his late thirties finds a certain rejuvenation with a girl in the office. Alice, his twin,… Read more
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William Faulkner, an Introduction and Interpretation

by Thompson, Lawrance

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New York; (1963): Barns and Noble. Octavo. iii, 184 pages, index. The scholar whose biography on Robert Frost has here written an important guide to understanding Faulkner which avoids oversimplification. He illuminates Faulkner's major novels such as The Sound and the Fury, Sanctuary, Light in August, and five others, analyzing the major characters, the conditions, conflicts, and decisive actions.… Read more
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Kim

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1901
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New York: Doubleday, Page and Co, 1901. Octavo. Second American edition. 463pp. [1] Blank. This issue has the same chapter headings as the first English edition. 10 inserted sepia plates by J.L. Kipling. This was considered by many to be Kipling's best work. Bound in green pictorial cloth depicting a sailboat in black, lettering gilt, spine lettered and decorated… Read more
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Gods of the Lightning

by Anderson, Maxwell and Harold Hickerson

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Published
1928
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First Edition
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New York: Longmans, Green and Co, 1928. First Edition. Octavo. 127 pages. This was Maxwell Anderson's most significant play but since it dealt with the Sacco-Vanzaetti case, it was disregarded at the time. Today is has been read as a call to social consciousness and justice. A lovely copy bound in 3/4 black cloth over yellow paper covered boards… Read more
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The Last Days of Pompeii

by Bulwer-Lytton, Sir Edward

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Published
1860
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Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1860. Small Octavo. In two volumes. 326 and 327pp., Library edition. The author was best known for The Last Days of Pompeii.. He also coined the phrases "the pen is mightier than the sword", and "the almighty dollar" and others. He had been read more than Dickens. Bound by Root in 3/4 olive green… Read more
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The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan

by Sheridan, Richard Brinsley

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Published
1883
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Limited Edition
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$155.00

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New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co, 1883. Limited Edition. Octavo. In three unopened volumes. Limited to 340 copies(30 on Japan paper and 318 on Holland paper). The present set is #189. Each with an engraved frontispiece. Though best remembered as the author of brilliant comedies of manners, Sheridan was also a significant politician and orator. His genius both as… Read more
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London: Oxford University Press, 1922. Octavo. 131 pages. Illustrated. Each writer gives a fresh interpretation of Andrew Marvell's poetry. Of particular interest is T.S. Eliot who analyzes To a Coy Mistress as a masterpiece of both wit and great imaginative power. While the youthful college student appreciates the sexual images of the lady's denial of… Read more
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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1926. Octavo. 9th edition, 3 volumes, each with a frontispieces and other illustrations. Both of these volumes represent the lives of these two sister princesses. No one has ever published a full biography of either of these women until this author felt it was time to do so. Isabella was one of the leading women… Read more
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The Complete Poetical Works

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

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Boston; (1893): Houghton Mifflin and Co. Octavo. In one volume. The Cambridge edition. engraved frontispiece, vignette title page. The present edition is based upon the Riverside edition. It contains the entire text as published in the six volumes of verse and such condensed bibliographical and other notes as seem desirable for the general reader and compatible with the limitations… Read more
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Enoch Arden, Etc.

by Tennyson, Alfred

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Published
1864
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First Edition
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London: Edward Moxon And Co, 1864. First Edition. Small Octavo. 178pp., 3-8 pp. publisher's ads. In this poem, Enoch Arden is a happily married fisherman who suffers financial problems and becomes a merchant seaman. He is shipwrecked, and, after 10 years on a desert island, he returns home to discover that his beloved wife, believing him dead, has remarried… Read more
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Our Village

by Mitford, Mary Russell

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Published
1904
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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, 1904. Octavo. 309pp., unopened. illustrated with 25 illustrations in color by C.E. Brock. Our Village(s) was originally issued in a series of five volumes at two-year intervals from 1824 to 1832 and became Mary Russell Mitford's most successful and celebrated achievement. Mitford was an only child and an invalid. Her father became a… Read more
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Cranford

by Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn

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Published
1904
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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1904. Octavo. 255pp., illustrated with 25 color illustrations by C.E. Brock. The author was an English novelist, biographer and short story writer. Cranford was serialized in Household Words by Dickens. Besides known for her books Cranford and North and South, she also wrote the biography of her friend Charlotte Bronte along with several other works.… Read more
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The Sons of the Soil, a Poem

by Ellis, Mrs. [Sarah Stickney Ellis, 1799-1872)

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London; nd(ca.1858): Fisher, Son, and Co. Small Octavo. 298pp. illustrated. The author was a prolific writer on female education and women's role in the world. Here, she writes of the farmer, his daily life and family through poetry. Bound in green Morocco trimmed in gilt, raised bands with compartments decorated in a floral gilt, red Morocco spine label gilt,… Read more
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Look Homeward Angel, a Story of the Buried Life

by Wolfe, Thomas

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Published
1947
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First Edition
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. First Edition. Large Octavo. First printing of the illustrated edfition, illustrated by Douglas W. Gorsline, bound by Bayntun for Krock's and Bretanos of Chicago in full blue morocco, rasied bands lettered and decorated in gilt with compartments, inner gilt denteels, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled some fading to spine and upper board. A… Read more
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Zwickau; (1930): F. Ullman. Quarto. 27 unnumbered pages. A transcription with fascmile manuscripts of the correspondence between Dante and Henry VII. Dante's political concern was clearly for the unification of Italy though his overall view of government and monarchy has a much broader concern. Here is one of the more scarce items on his… Read more
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London: H.S. Nichols, 1897. Large Octavo. The translation by Sir. R.F. Burton, with seventy-one original illustrations which are from the original oils painted by Albert Letchford. Housed in the original casket with the Arabic title gilt-stamped [Alf Laylah wa Laylah, English transliteration which translates: Thousand Nights and a Night], measuring 23" x 12" known as the casket case with… Read more
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Presented By Willy Pogany)

by Fitzgerald, Edward (Omar Khayyamm and Willy pogany)

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New York; (1909): Thomas Y. Crowell and Co. Limited Edition. Small Quarto. Limited to 525 copies. The present copy is number 59 and signed by Willy Pogany the illustrator. Based on the first edition text of Edward Fitzgerald and illustrated with 24 full page color illustrations tipped-in, text in oriental style script printed in brown within ornamental borders, decorative… Read more
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The Fall of the House of Usher

by Poe, Edgar A.

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Published
1928
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Limited Edition
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Paris: Editions Narcisse, 1928. Limited Edition. Small Quarto. Limited to 300 copies, the present copy is number 111 on Hollande van gelder zonen paper. 50pp. With an introduction by Arthur Symonds, illustrated by Alastair with five illustrations tipped-in onto a silver foil leaf with tissue guards present. While this copy was printed in Paris, the text is in English.… Read more
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St. Ronan's Well

by Scott, Sir Walter

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Published
1824
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First Edition
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Edinburgh: for Archibald Constable and Co, 1824. First Edition. Small Octavo. In three volumes; 310, 325 and 323pp., This story is set in fictional spa-town of Saint Ronan's just a few years prior to its publication. The story revolves around the enmity of two half-brothers, Valentine Bulmer and Francis Tyrrel. From the library of Walsh with an armorial bookplate,… Read more
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