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Comments of John Ruskin on The Divina Commedia

by Ruskin, John

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Published
1903
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Fine
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1st edition
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$175.00

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Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1903. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No dust jacket. Thoughtful analysis of Dante. Introduction by Charles Eliot Norton
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History of the Royal Society of Literature

by Brabrook, Edward W.

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Published
1891
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Good
Edition
1st edition
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$125.00

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Harrison & Sons, London, 1891. 1st edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No jacket. "The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press." [Pub. Info] The Royal Society of Literature of The United Kingdom: A Brief Account of its Origin and Progress Prepared under the Direction of the… Read more
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Emerson's Complete Works (14 volumes)

by Emerson, Ralph Waldo

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Published
1883
Condition
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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Bracebridge Hall or the Humorists (2 volumes)

by Irving, Washington (Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.)

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Published
1822
Condition
Fine
Edition
1st edition
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$775.00

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John Murray, London, 1822. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine. Leather. A beautiful copy. 1ST THUS.
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Salmugundi or the Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq.

by William Irving, James Kirke Paulding, and Washington Irving

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
1st edition
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$165.00

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Putnam, NY, 1860. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No jacket. Leather. 1ST THUS.
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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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Moustache

by de Kock, Paul

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Published
1840
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Near Fine
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$425.00

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Meline, Cans et Compie, Brussels, 1840. Hardcover. Near Fine/No jacket. 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… Read more
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Lectures on The History of Literature Delivered by Thomas Carlyle April to July 1838

by Carlyle, Thomas; Edited with Preface and Notes by Professor J. Reay Greene

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Published
1892
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Very Good
Edition
1st edition
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$175.00

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Ellis and Elvey, London, 1892. 1st edition. Hardcover. Very Good /No Jacket . Carlyle's own brightness now makes him shine as a fixed star in our literary firmament. His radiance may be obscured; quenched it cannot be. His faults and foibles are manifest...His prejudices are vexatious... Amid all [his] prejudices, amid all his denunciations of men and things… Read more
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Pigs Is Pigs

by Butler, Ellis Parker; Will Crawford, illustrator

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Published
1907
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Near Fine
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$375.00

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"Ellis Parker Butler (1869-1937) was an American author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays. He is bestknown for his famous short story 'Pigs Is Pigs', in which a bureaucratic stationmaster insists on levying the livestock rate for a shipment of two pet guinea pigs, which soon start proliferating exponentially." [Pub. Info] A classic of… 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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Leaves of Grass

by Whitman, Walt

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Published
1891-92
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1st edition
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David McKay, 1891-92. Hardcover. Fine. An excellent copy of the 1892 best and complete edition of "Leaves of Grass" was described by Whitman as "by far his special and entire self-chosen poetic utterance." [NY Herald] Referred to as the 'Deathbed edition', it was published just two months prior to Whitman's death. From an initial publication of 12 poems, 35-40… 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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Pilgrim's Progress: In Two Parts

by Bunyan, John

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Published
1840
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Fine
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$875.00

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L. and G. Seeley, London, 1840. Hardcover. Leather. Fine. "John Bunyan could be said to have authored one of the most influential books in the English language. But 'The Pilgrim's Progress' is so much more than an historical novel. Bunyan's plan for his readers is for them to travel through this book as an adventure through… Read more
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Chicago: City on the Make

by Algren, Nelson

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Published
1951
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Fine
Edition
1st edition
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$375.00

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Doubleday & Company, NY, 1951. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine /Fine. "The prose poem, Chicago: City on the Make, filled with language that swings and jabs and stuns, lives up to those words... Algren presents... years of Chicago history through the lens of its 'nobodies nobody knows': the tramps, hustlers, aging bar fighters, freed death-row inmates, and anonymous… Read more
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Dissertation upon Roast Pig

by Lamb, Charles; illustrations by L. J. Bridgman

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Published
1888
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Fine
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$325.00

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D. Lothrop Company, Boston, MA, 1888. Hardcover. Fine. "A rapturous appreciation of pork crackling, a touching description of hungry London chimney sweeps, a discussion of the strange pleasure of eating pineapple and a meditation on the delights of Christmas feasting are just some of the subjects of these personal, playful writings from early nineteenth-century essayist Charles Lamb. Exploring… Read more
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Iowa Through the Years

by Cole, Cyrenus

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Published
1940
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Fine
Edition
1st edition
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$195.00

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State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines IA, 1940. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Cyrenus Cole was a newsper editor, columnist, historian, and Republican Representative from Iowa's 5th congressional district from 1921 to 1933. He wrote a number of highly regarded books on Iowa including 'History of the People of Iowa' and 'The Farmer in Politics and Prosperity'.… Read more
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Salmagundi or the Whim-Whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff and Others.

by Irving, Washington

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Published
1824
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Fine
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$375.00

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T. Davison, London, 1824. Hardcover. Fine. Salmagundi' was a satirical periodical (20 issues published 1808-1809) produced by Washington Irving. It satirized NY life and politics of the day. From the Dogmersfield Library, Dogmersfield House (built in 1727), Dogmersfield, Hampshire, England. Half leather binding. Scarce as such. 1ST THUS.
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The Mentor [5 volumes]

by Various Authors

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Published
1913
Condition
Fine
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$275.00

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The Mentor Association, NY [1913-1916], 1913. hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. "The Mentor 'A Wise and Faithful Guide and Friend'... An easy, delightful way of learning about the things in Art, Travel, Literature, History and Science that you have always wanted to know... [Y]ou are not conscious that you are learning [or] studying at all. You are simply enjoying yourself,… Read more
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