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The Ruling Passion. Tales of Nature and Human Nature

by Van Dyke, Henry; Margaret Armstrong signed binding

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Published
1901
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Very good condition
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Limited edition
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$300.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1901. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Margaret Armstrong signed binding. Signed by Van Dyke, limited edition copy #17 of 500 copies. Van Dyke [1852 - 1933], was an author, educator, US diplomat and clergyman. He was a professor of English at Princeton from 1899 to 1923. By appointment of his friend President… Read more
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The Household of Sir Thomas More

by Manning, Anne (C. E. Brock, illustrator)

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Published
1906
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Very good condition
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$175.00

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London: J.M. Dent & Co, 1906. Hardcover. Very good condition. A handsome vellum binding from the 'The Series of English Idylls' collection with 24 color illustrations by noted British artist C. E. Brock. Bound in full vellum, with lavish gilt tooling all over. Small 8vo, (7.5 inches) tall, xxviii, 185pp, uncut, top edge gilt. Period bookplate on the… Read more
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Specimens of the Early Poetry of France from the time of the Troubadours and Trouveres to the Reign of Henri Quatre

by [Binding] Costello, Louisa Stuart

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Published
1835
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Very good overall
Edition
First edition
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London: William Pickering, 1835. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. A handsome edition bound by Riviere of this work by Costello (1799-1870), who was an accomplished Anglo-Irish artist and prolific poet and author." She was also a fine miniature painter, and her illustrations show her exquisite sensibility. "Medieval and Renaissance French poetry, translated into English by an… Read more
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The Rose Garden of Persia

by [Binding] Costello, Louisa Stuart

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Published
1845
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Very good overall
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First edition
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London: Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1845. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Fine binding by Riviere and Son, of translations from the work of sixteen classical Persian poets, which includes the first English language appearance of Omar Khayyam's quatrains, predating Fitzgerald's Rubaiyat by 14 years. Costello (1799-1870) was an accomplished Anglo-Irish artist and prolific poet and author.… Read more
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Nelly was a Lady

by Foster, Stephen Collins

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Published
1895
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Fine
Edition
Later printing
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$450.00

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Boston: Joseph Knight Company, 1895. Later printing. Flexible 'Ivorine'. Fine. A gift binding, beautifully illustrated and designed, one of Stephen Foster's early musical compositions. This edition is not recorded in OCLC. OCLC 13422575 cites an earlier edition, published by Nims and Knight in Troy. Joseph Knight went out on his own in about 1892, located… Read more
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The Works of Mr. James Thomson

by Thomson, James

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Published
1802
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London: R. Baldwin, 1802. Hardcover. Personal copy of Robert Hoe III, first president of the Grolier Club, sumptuously bound by William Matthews, the most prominent American bookbinder of the day, in full crushed crimson levant morocco, with many extra engraved plates. William Matthews (1822-1896) was trained in London (Remnant and Edmonds) and worked in New York… Read more
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Toward the Flame, A War Diary. Presentation copy, Hon. Robert P. Patterson, Under Secretary of War

by Allen, Hervey

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Published
1934
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Very good condition
Edition
First edition
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New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Presentation binding with gilt stamped inscription on front board, "Presented to Hon. Robert P. Patterson, Under Secretary of War, by the Pennsylvania Legislative Correspondents Association". Patterson was Secretary of War under President Roosevelt during World War II. An eyewitness account of WWI… Read more
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Letters From the Marchioness de Sevigne to Her Daughter the Countess de Grignan. 10 Volume set signed binding by Birdsall

by De Sevigne, Marchioness

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Published
1927
Condition
Very good condition
Edition
Limited edition to 1,000 copies
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$400.00

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London: Spurr & Swift, 1927. Limited edition to 1,000 copies. Hardcover. Very good condition. Finely bound 10 volume set by Birdsall of Northampton & London. 16mo, 5 1/4 x 7 3/4", approx. 200pp per volume, marbled end papers, teg. Full tan calf with gilt rules, dentelle turn-ins, spine with raised bands, gilt titling and decorations.… Read more
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Beaux & Belles of England. Edition Magnifique, limited to 26 copies

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Published
1910
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Edition Magnifique
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$3,500.00

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London: Grolier Society, 1910. Edition Magnifique. 13 volumes of this extravagantly bound and produced set, the "Edition Magnifique" limited to 26 lettered sets. Bound in full gilt and inlaid crushed morocco, printed on vellum with each illustration appearing in triplicate. Titles include Mrs. Siddons by James Boaden, 2 vols; Lord Chesterfield by W. Ernst, 2 vols; Mrs.… Read more
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Missel de la Venerable Jeanne d'Arc

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Published
1928
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Very good overall
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$145.00

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Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 1928. Hardcover. Very good overall. Deluxe edition in a fine binding of this Catholic Missal illustrated with full page engravings of the life of Joan of Arc, patron saint of France. 18mo, 442pp. All edges gilt. Full dark green calf, Art Nouveau gilt stamped decorative front board with fleur de… Read more
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Green Mansions

by Hudson, W. H.

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Published
1926
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Very good overall
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$275.00

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London: Duckworth, 1926. Hardcover. Very good overall. Sangorski & Sutcliffe binding in full green calf with gilt raised bands, gilt tooling to the spine, boards and dentelles. The English edition with wonderful graphic black and white jungle illustrations by Keith Henderson. Travel novel of jungle romance in the Guyana jungle of Venezuela, by William Henry… Read more
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Oliver Cromwell

by Gardiner, Samuel Rawson

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Published
1899
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Good condition
Edition
Limited edition
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$375.00

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London, Paris, New York: Goupil & Co, 1899. Limited edition. Hardcover. Good condition. A rather grand production of the life of the controversial British figure regarded by some as a military dictator and by others as a champion of liberty. Printed by Goupil, with plates engraved by Jean Boussod, Manzi, Joyat & Co. with handsome portrait chapter… Read more
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The History of Charles XII, King of Sweden

by Voltaire [Francois Marie Arouet

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Published
1807
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Very good condition
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$175.00

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London: Printed for J.J. Stockdale, No. 41, Pall-Mall, 1807. Hardcover. Very good condition. Bound in fine diced leather, one of the best known histories by the famed French philosopher and author. A cautionary history of the career of the Swedish king, written to for "the benefit princes might derive ... should this book ever fall into their… Read more
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London: Studio Fallente Laborem, 1790. Later improved and expanded Edition. Hardcover. Otherwise very good condition. One of the first English school anthologies of prose and poetry, in an extremely handsome binding gilt decorated calf binding. The Extracts contain an extensive selection of contemporary literature for pupils, which could be added to the classical texts already available, and aid… Read more
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Impressions of Theophrastus Such

by Eliot, George

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Published
1879
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Very good condition
Edition
First edition
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Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Son, 1879. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Beautifully bound by F. Bedford in full smooth mottled tan calf, the covers with multi-ruled gilt fillet lines at the borders with circular tools as corner-pieces, the spine richly gilt decorated in panels between gilt ruled and five raised bands. Red title label with gilt… Read more
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by [Rubaiyat] FitzGerald, Edward; Omar Khayyam

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Published
1925
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Very good + condition
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London: De La More, 1925. Hardcover. Very good + condition. Fine signed binding by Sotheran, with 12 full page Art Nouveau illustrations and elaborate borders by Blanche MacManus (1869-1935), an American writer and artist. Bound in three quarter green calf and matching cloth covers, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Small 8vo (5" x 7.25"), 39pp. … Read more
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by [Rubaiyat] FitzGerald, Edward; Omar Khayyam

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Published
1916
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Very good + condition
Edition
Third edition
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London: John Lane, 1916. Third edition. Hardcover. Very good + condition. Fine unsigned calf binding with illustrations by Herbert Cole (1867-1930), the turn of the century British illustrator and portraitist whose work was influenced by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and Walter Crane. 16mo, 76pp. Full tan calf with blind stamped and gilt ruled front and rear… Read more
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by [Rubaiyat] FitzGerald, Edward; Omar Khayyam

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Published
1890
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Very good overall
Edition
Fifth Edition
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$225.00

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London: Macmillan, 1890. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Fine binding, bound in three quarter turquoise calf and blue cloth. 8vo, 112pp, top edge gilt. Beautifully bound with raised bands, gilt decorations and gilt title at spine. Spine sunned evenly to green. Small neat signature in pencil at ffep.
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London: Macmillan, 1879. First UK edition. Hardcover. Very good + condition. A fine description of zoology and botany, most in the Southern Hemisphere and Antarctic. Also visits Tristan Da Cunha, Kerguelen Land, the Falklands, Juan Fernandez, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji & Cape York, Queensland. Spence 820. The Challenger Expedition was a massive scientific undertaking sponsored by the Royal Society… Read more
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. A Romaunt

by Byron, George Gordon Byron, Lord (1788-1824)

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Published
1857
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$275.00

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London: John Murray, 1857. Finely bound in full red morocco by Hatchard. Gilt rules and central device of an urn surrounded by two nymphs with pet birds (hawking?) on front & back boards, gilt inner and outer dentelles, spine gilt in compartments, raised bands. Lge 12mo, xii, 312pp, all edges gilt. Bookplate of George F. Stone,… Read more
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