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The French Revolution

by Carlyle, Thomas

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Published
1911
Condition
Very Good
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$275.00

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London: Macmillan and Co., 1894, 1895, 1911 Bibliographical Note by A. W. Pollard. English Classics edition. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf for A. C. McClurg in three-quarter purple morocco and marbled boards, spines elaborately tooled in gilt with olive morocco labels, top edge gilt, matching marbled endpapers. Very good, spines faded, a few shallow scuffs to spine ends and some rubbing… Read more
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The Newcomes: Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family

by Thackeray, William Makepeace

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Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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$400.00

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London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854-1855. Two volumes. Illustrated with wood and steel engravings by Richard Doyle. First editions, first printings. Publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt, decorated in blind, pale yellow endpapers. An attractive set with light rubbing, corners bumped, former owner signature to front pastedowns; vol I with some wear to the upper spine and light toning to spine.… Read more
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$400.00
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Little Dorrit

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1857
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
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$600.00

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London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857 First edition. Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne (Phiz). Bound in contemporary three-quarter dark green calf over dark green cloth, with four raised bands to the spine, gilt- and blind-tooled decorations and ruling to the spine, marbled endpapers. Some wear and rubbing to the spine and corners; internally, clean with the usual toning to the plates… Read more
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Dealings with the Firm Dombey and Son, Wholesale, Retail, and Exportation

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1848
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
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$600.00

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London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848 Illustrated by Hablot Knight Browne ("Phiz"). First edition. Bound in contemporary three-quarter green polished calf over marbled boards, with four raised bands to the spine, contrasting dark red leather title label lettered in gilt, spine elaborately decorated in gilt. Light wear and rubbing to spine ends and corners, a few small scuffs to the spine;… Read more
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$600.00
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Idylls of the King

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord

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Published
1859
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
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$250.00

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London: Edward Moxon, 1859 First edition, first printing, without the publisher's imprint to verso of title page. Finely bound by Nutt in full navy morocco with five raised bands to spine, spine lettered and dated in gilt, gilt turn-ins. Spine lightly worn and rubbed, rubbing to corners; internally, very clean and bright. A very good copy. Idylls of the King… Read more
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$250.00
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1839
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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$750.00

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London: Chapman & Hall, 1839 First edition, with "sister" and "letter" in the later corrected state, other points by Smith first state and uncorrected. Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"). Bound in contemporary full polished tan calf, with 5 raised bands, spine compartments elaborately decorated in gilt, all edges marbled and marbled endpapers. A very good copy with some wear… Read more
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$750.00
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The Importance of Being Earnest

by Wilde, Oscar

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Published
1910
Condition
Very Good
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$500.00

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London: Methuen & Co., 1910 Preface by Robert Ross. One of 1200 copies, presented by Mr. George Alexander as a souvenir of his twentieth year of management of the St. James's Theatre, February 1st, 1910. Publisher's green cloth stamped in gilt, with presentation message to upper cover, top edge gilt. Very good with just a few scuffs to cloth, cloth… Read more
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London: Macmillan and Co., 1894, 1895, 1911 Bibliographical Note by A. W. Pollard. English Classics edition. Finely bound by Zaehnsdorf for A. C. McClurg in three-quarter teal morocco and blue marbled boards, spine elegantly tooled in gilt with maroon morocco labels, top edge gilt, matching marbled endpapers. Very good, with rubbing to corners and edges, some light rubbing to boards.… Read more
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Comic Drama, in Three Acts

by Edgeworth, Maria

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Published
1817
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition.
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$275.00

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London: Printed for R. Hunter, 1817 First edition. Finely bounding 19th century full tan calf, covers beautifully decorated in gilt, borders in gilt and blind, four raised spine bands, black labels lettered in gilt to spine, marbled endpapers. An excellent copy with a small section of wear and rubbing to the lower front cover, edges lightly rubbed with some wear,… Read more
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Hunting Sketches

by Trollope, Anthony

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Published
1865
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
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$250.00

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1865 First edition. Original publisher's red cloth, front cover lettered in gilt. 32pp catalog at rear, dated May 1865. Spine lightly toned, some wear and rubbing to the extremities, edges a bit darkened; internally, tight and clean. A very good copy.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine.
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The Ice in the Bedroom

by Wodehouse, P. G.

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Published
1961
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
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$1,000.00

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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961 First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Wodehouse on the front free endpaper: "Best wishes / P.G. Wodehouse". Publisher's quarter black cloth lettered in white, yellow, and red over purplish-black paper-covered boards with facsimile stamp of the author's signature in yellow to front board, yellow endpapers; in the original pictorial dust jacket designed by Paul… Read more
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Nineteen Eighty-Four

by Orwell, George

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Published
1949
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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$5,000.00

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London: Secker & Warburg, 1949 First edition, first printing. Publisher's light green cloth, top edge stained red; in the original green dust jacket designed by Michael Kennard (issued simultaneously in green, without any priority between them), lettered in white. Near fine with some light fading along edges and a few minor spots to the fore-edge; in an unclipped jacket with… Read more
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$5,000.00
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N or M?

by Christie, Agatha

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Published
1941
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
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$1,000.00

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London: Publisher for the Crime Club By Collins, 1941 First edition, first printing. Publisher's orange cloth, lettered in black; crimson dust jacket lettered in script to front cover and spine. About near fine with some fading to the spine ends, contemporary former owner gift inscription (dated Christmas 1941) to front endpaper; in the original unclipped dust jacket with general wear… Read more
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$1,000.00
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Master Humphrey's Clock

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1840
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
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$1,250.00

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London: Chapman & Hall, 1840 Illustrated by George Cattermole and Hablot Knight Browne. First edition, first issue, with all the issue points called for by Smith. Three volumes. Publisher's dark grayish brown bold-ribbed cloth, each volume with both boards decorated in blind with a rococo design, front boards with an intricate clock design centrally stamped in gilt, spines decorated and… Read more
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image of Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey & Persuasion. Illustrations by Hugh Thomson. With an Introduction by Austin Dobson.

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London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1909 [1896]. Five volumes. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson, introduction by Austin Dobson. Later printing, first printed in "Macmillan's Illustrated Standard Novels." Finely bound in three-quarter blue calf and blue cloth boards, with gilt tooling to spines, top edge gilt, blue and pink marbled endpapers. Very good, each volume with rubbed corners, some additional scuffing to… Read more
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Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751

by Stevenson, Robert Louis

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Published
1886
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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$750.00

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London: Cassell & Company, 1886 First edition, first issue. Original publisher's red cloth, with the color map bearing a "Sketch of. the probable course of David Balfour's Wanderings" bound into the text in front of the title page, publisher's ads at rear dated "5.G.4.86." A very good copy, with some fading to the spine, extremities a bit rubbed, some soiling… Read more
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Now We Are Six

by Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander)

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Published
1927
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition.
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$1,500.00

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London: Methuen and Co., 1927 Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. First edition, first printing. Publisher's red cloth, with an illustration of Christopher Robin to the front board in gilt, illustration of Pooh and Piglet to the rear board in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, pictorial pale pink endpapers with illustrations of Christopher Robin and Pooh in blue,… Read more
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A Window in Thrums

by Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew)

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Published
1889
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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$100.00

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1889 First edition. Publisher's dark blue cloth, spine stamped in gilt, dark green endpapers. Very good, a few light spots to lower cover, spine lightly cracked before half-title, corners very lightly worn, pages clean and bright. A sturdy and attractive copy. In a custom half-leather slipcase with folding chemise that matches the book. J. M. Barrie… Read more
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$100.00
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Courage. Rectorial Address delivered at St. Andrews University May 3rd, 1922.

by Barrie, J. M.

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Published
1922
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition.
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$25.00

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1922 First edition. Publisher's cream cloth stamped in red. Good or better with some light wear to spine ends, toning to spine, upper cover uniformly darkened, former presentation inscription dated in year of publication to the front endpaper, interior clean and free of foxing. A presentable copy in original cloth. J. M. Barrie was a Scottish… Read more
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The Entrancing Life

by Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew)

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Published
1930
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition.
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$25.00

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1930 First edition. Publisher's cream cloth stamped in dark blue. Very good, with light soiling to cloth, some light foxing to pages, a small smudge to front free endpaper, offsetting to rear free endpaper, lean to spine. An attractive copy in original cloth. J. M. Barrie was a Scottish author best known for his Peter Pan… Read more
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