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Emerson's Complete Works (14 volumes)

by Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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Published
1883
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Near Fine
Edition
1st edition
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$1,750.00

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Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1883. 1st edition. Hardcover. Leather. Near Fine. "Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) was one of the finest minds America has produced. A poet, philosopher, essayist and public speaker, he was a pioneering figure in the Transcendentalist movement, and one of the nation's greatest spokesman for the freedom and dignity of the individual." [Pub. Info] Fourteen volumes; the… Read more
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The Confessions (slipcase)

by Rousseau, Jean Jacques

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Published
1955
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
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$325.00

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Heritage Press, NY, 1955. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. "Only a few popular autobiographies existed before philosopher, author, and composer Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) published his 'Confessions'. Rousseau wrote treatises on education and politics as well as novels and operas, and as one of the most influential and controversial of the Enlightenment thinkers, he inspired the leaders of the… Read more
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$325.00
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Deidrich Knickerbocker's History of New York

by Irving, Washington (original illustrations by Don Freeman)

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Published
1940
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
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$325.00

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Heritage Press, NY, 1940. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No jacket. Leather. 1ST THUS.
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Bracebridge Hall or the Humorists (2 volumes)

by Irving, Washington (Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.)

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Published
1822
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
Item Price
$775.00

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John Murray, London, 1822. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine. Leather. A beautiful copy. 1ST THUS.
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$775.00
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English Synonymes, with copious illustrations and explanations drawn from the best writers.

by Crabb, George

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Published
1832
Condition
Good
Edition
1st edition
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$175.00

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J. J. Harper, NY, 1832. 1st edition. Hardcover. Good/No jacket. New Edition Enlarged. 1st US edition published around 1820. Foxing on pages, as would be expected. Leather binding. 1ST THUS.
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Four Plays

by Ibsen, Henrik

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Published
1979
Condition
Fine
Edition
Deluxe Edition
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$175.00

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Franklin, PA, 1979. Deluxe Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. "The foremost dramatist of his age, Ibsen changed theatre forever with his realistic dialogue and depiction of contemporary social problems." [Pub. Info] "There are three aspects of Ibsen's technique: his wit and humor, his 'supertext' - the web of rich allusions and references that he weaves in and around his dialogue… Read more
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The De Coverley Essays by Steele and Addison: The Bibelots edited by J. Potter Briscoe, F.R.H.S.

by Steele, Richard and Joseph Addison

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Published
1901
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Limited edition
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$325.00

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Gay and Bird, London, 1901. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket. "Sir Roger de Coverley was the name of a character in The Spectator (1711). An English squire of Queen Anne's reign, Sir Roger exemplified the values of an old country gentleman, and was portrayed as lovable but somewhat ridiculous, making his Tory politics seem harmless but silly."… Read more
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The Magic Mountain [2 volumes in 1; Slipcase]

by Mann, Thomas;translated by H T Lowe-Porter; Introductory essay by the author; Woodengravings by Felix Hoffmann [Slipcase]

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Published
c. 1955
Condition
Fine
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$275.00

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The Heritage Press, NY , c. 1955. Hardcover. Fine. "In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps - a community devoted exclusively to sickness - as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality. 'The Magic Mountain' is a… Read more
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Moustache (Brussels 1840 -Leather- Miniature book)

by de Kock, Paul

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Published
1840
Condition
Near Fine
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$425.00

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Meline, Cans et Compie, Brussels, 1840. Hardcover. Fine/Leather. Miniature book, 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 x 3/4" Leather with embossed spine. Decorative page edges and inside covers. Vey slight fading at top edges of the book covers. An important example of a period in which small, highly decorative books were produced in sharply limited quantities for discerning… Read more
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$425.00
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Walden or Life in the Woods

by Thoreau, Henry David; Introduction by Raymond Adams; illustrations by Rudolph Ruzicka

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Published
1930
Condition
Fine
Edition
Special edition
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$295.00

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Lakeside Publication, Chicago, 1930. Special edition. Hardcover. Fine. Walden' is one of the best-known non-fiction books ever written by an American. It details Thoreau's sojourn in a cabin near Walden Pond, amidst woodland owned by his friend and mentor Ralph Waldo Emerson." [Pub. Info] "By immersing himself in nature, Thoreau hoped to gain a more objective understanding of… Read more
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Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly [Volumes 1 and 2 in one book]

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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Published
c. 1897
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Very Good
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$195.00

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Donohue & Henneberry, Chicago, c. 1897. Hardcover. 2 volumes in one. Very Good/No jacket. 'Selling more than 300,000 copies the first year it was published, Stowe's powerful abolitionist novel fueled the fire of the human rights debate in 1852. Denouncing the institution of slavery in dramatic terms, the incendiary novel quickly draws the reader into the world of… Read more
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The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea [Slipcase]

by Cooper, James Fenimore; Introduction by T. Winterich; Woodcuts by Robert M. Quackenbush

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$225.00

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"The Pilot: A Tale of the Sea' is a historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper, first published in January 1824 (the earliest edition is actually dated 1823). [A] naval pilot during the American Revolution... appears as always brooding upon a dark past and a darker fate. Yet he is not so morbid but that he can occasionally rouse himself to… Read more
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The Voices of Silence: Man and His Art (slipcase)

by Malraux, Andre; Stuart Gilbert, translator

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Published
1953
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Fine
Edition
1st edition
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$225.00

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Double Day, NY, 1953. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine . Les Voix du silence is a brilliant and well-documented synthesis of the history of art in all countries and through all ages. The work is also a philosophical meditation on art as a supreme expression of human creativity and as one that enables man to transcend the meaningless… Read more
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Riley Child Rhymes with Hoosier Pictures

by Riley, James Whitcomb; illustrations by Will Vater

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Published
1898
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
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$275.00

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"First produced in 1890, this charming book includes 39 of James Whitcomb Riley's signature poems, such as 'Old Aunt Mary's', 'Little Orphant Annie', 'The Raggedy Man'. Graced by noted Brown County artist Will Vater's illustrations of scenes such as 'The Nine Goblins', 'The Circus Day Parade', and 'Barefoot, Hungry, Lean Ornery Boys,' 'Riley Child Rhymes with Hoosier Picturees' recalls simpler… Read more
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Two Plays for Puritans [slipcase]

by Shaw, George Bernard; drawings by George Him

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Fine
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$195.00

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The Heritage Press, NY. Hardcover. Fine /Very Good. "His ideas were those of a somewhat abstract logical radicalism; hence they were far from new, but they received from him a new definiteness and brilliance. In him these ideas combined with a ready wit, a complete absence of respect for any kind of convention, and the merriest… Read more
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Florence: Its History -The Medici - The Humanists - Letters - Arts

by Yriarte, Charles; Photogravures by W. H. Gilbo, NY

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Published
1977?
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Fine
Edition
Special edition
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$325.00

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The John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia PA, 1977?. Special edition. Hardcover. Fine /Near Fine slipcase. "Rome,like the rest of Italy, acknowledged the superiority of Florence comparable to Athens itself, and all the cities of Italy did homage to her genius... In the course of a century, from Dante and Giotto to the first of the Medici, from the… Read more
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The Works of Rabelais [2 volumes]

by Rabelais, Francois

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Published
1921
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Fine/ As New
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$625.00

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Navarre Society, 1921. Hardcover. Fine. "Rip-roaring and rib-tickling, Franois Rabelais's irreverent story of the giant Gargantua, his giant son Pantagruel, and their companion Panurge is a classic of the written word. This great comic narrative, written in hugely popular installments over more than two decades, was unsparingly satirical of scholarly pomposity and the many abuses of religious, legal,… Read more
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The Vicar of Wakefield

by Goldsmith, Oliver; Prefatory Memoir by George Saintsbury

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Published
1889
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Fine
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$750.00

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John C. Nimmo, London, 1889. Hardcover. Fine. "Oliver Goldsmith's hugely successful novel of 1766 remained for generations one of the most highly regarded and beloved works of eighteenth-century fiction. It depicts the fall and rise of the Primrose family, presided over by the benevolent vicar, the narrator of a fairy-tale plot of impersonation and deception, the abduction of… Read more
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The Amateur Emigrant & The Silverado Squatters [Slipcase]

by Stevenson, Robert Louis; Introduction by James Michie

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Published
1991
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$175.00

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Folio Society, London, 1991. Hardcover. Fine. "Thence we descended the Clyde in no familiar spirit, but looking askance on each other as on possible enemies. A few Scandinavians, who had already grown acquainted on the North Sea, were friendly and voluble over their long pipes; but among English speakers distance and suspicion reigned supreme. The sun was soon… Read more
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore

by Moore, Thomas; A. D. Godley (editor)

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Published
1915
Condition
Fine
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$225.00

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Oxford University Press, London, 1915. Hardcover. Fine. "Moore in his lifetime was as popular as Byron. His poetry was light, airy, graceful... [Chambers] The book is in Fine condition. Full leather. Marbled end pages, printed on India paper. Edges in gold leaf. Smaller Format. 749 pages with detailed index. Detailed of 10-page double column Table of Contents.… Read more
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