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image of The HOLY BIBLE: Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated Out of the Original Tongues, with Cruden's Complete Concordance ,...Comprehensive Bible Dictionary ...2000 Illustrative Engravings on Steel, Wood, and in Colors

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Philadelphia/ Columbus, Ohio : Bradley Garretson & Co./ Wm. Garretson & Co. , 1882. Ornately bound in full deeply embossed calf with ornate gilt decorations front and back covers, lavishly gilt decorated back, moire silk end papers, all edges gilt. Illustrated with 8 color maps, engravings on steel and wood, chromo-lithographs of scriptural natural history, botany and zoology. Family… Read more
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image of The HOLY BIBLE: Containing the Authorized Edition of the New Testament and the Revised Version of A.D. 1881 Arranged in Parallel Columns; with Cruden's Complete Concordance ,...Comprehensive Bible Dictionary ...nearly 2000 Illustrative Engravings

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Indianapolis, IN: Union Publishing Co., 1885. Lavishly bound in full deeply embossed calf with ornate gilt sayings from the Bible and decorations front and back covers, lavishly gilt decorated back, decorative metal clasps, silk moire end papers, all edges gilt. Illustrated with color lithographic plates and 4 maps, steel-engraved and wood-engraved plates, and wood-engraved illustrations throughout the text, nearly… Read more
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$1,500.00
image of The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrics in the English Language; Second Series

The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrics in the English Language; Second Series

by Palgrave, Francis T(urner)

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Dale Steffey Books
Published
1897
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$200.00

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New York: Dodge Publishing Co., 1897. A lovely example of turn of the century fine binding, publisher's gilt tooled dark brown cloth with ornate decorations including bunches of grapes, with frontispiece illustration continuing the theme with Bacchus playing a harp. Near Fine, very light rubbing to cloth at edges, light foxing at rear end pages, small prior owner name bottom… Read more
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The Second Wooing of Salina Sue and Other Stories

by Stuart, Ruth McEnery

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Published
1905
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$200.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1905. A lovely copy in Fine decorative binding, Near Fine overall, no jacket, top lightly soiled, light foxing at end papers only. Illustrations by Kemble and Frost. Small tidy gift inscription dated in year of publication. Louisiana author, one of her more uncommon titles. . First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over… Read more
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image of [Fine American Binding} Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, Accurately Printed from the Text of the Corrected Copy, Left By the Late George Stevens, Esq. With a Glossary and Notes, and a Sketch of the Life of the Poet. In Two Volumes (bound as one)

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Boston: Phillips, Sampson, and Co., 1851. Two volumes bound as one in contemporary red morocco, the front and back covers featuring a lavishly gilt scene with Shakespeare's bust atop a monument with two cherubs hanging a garland of flowers, and two seated ladies in robes.All edges gilt, plain pale yellow end papers. Unsigned. With forty illustrations, including frontis portrait of… Read more
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$900.00
image of Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. In Three Volumes. The Sixth Edition, Corrected. With the Addition of a Letter Concerning Design (Fine Binding)

Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. In Three Volumes. The Sixth Edition, Corrected. With the Addition of a Letter Concerning Design (Fine Binding)

by Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury

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Dale Steffey Books
Published
1737
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Sixth Edition
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$2,500.00

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London: Printed by James Purser , 1737. Three volumes in sumptuous contemporary binding of dark brown calf with broad intiricate gilt dentelle bordered covers with large diamond centerpieces enhanced by delicate floral tools, the backs with six raised bands with five of the compartments with floral gilt tooling, marbled end papers with narrow gilt dentelle, all edges gilt. Vol. I… Read more
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image of The Correspondence of John Lothrop Motley D.C.L.. In Two Volumes

The Correspondence of John Lothrop Motley D.C.L.. In Two Volumes

by Motley, John Lothrop; Edited by George William Curtis

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Dale Steffey Books
Published
1889
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$200.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1889. Stamp-signed contemporary binding by Little, Brown & Co. of half calf over marbled boards, backs with red and black morocco labels and gilt floral decorations, marbled end papers, tops gilt. Very Good, light soiling, calf rubbed at edges and corners. Motley is best known for his 'The Rise of the Dutch Republic'. .… Read more
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image of A Popular History of France, From the Earliest Times. . . with 300 illustrations by A. De Neuville

A Popular History of France, From the Earliest Times. . . with 300 illustrations by A. De Neuville

by GuIzot, M. (Francois); Translated by Robert Black

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Very Good Plus
Edition
American Edition
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$400.00

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Boston: Dana Estes and Charle E. Lauriat No Date [187-?]. Vol. 1 has added t.p. and all volumes have half-title. Fold-out color map V.1 Fine. Six volumes bound in contemporary half pebbled brown morocco over marbled boards, marbled end papers and edges. Very Good Plus, wear to marbled boards at edges, Vol. 1 a bit shaken, V.… Read more
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image of Granby. A Novel. In Three Volumes

Granby. A Novel. In Three Volumes

by [Lister, Thomas Henry]

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Dale Steffey Books
Published
1826
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Third Edition
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$600.00

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London: Henry Colburn, 1826. SCARCE in any edition. Lister's best known novel and one of the better known novels of the "silver fork" genre. Third Edition stated, 1826. 324, 342, 330 pp, without half-titles or ads. Period small bookbinder's ticket of G. Mullen, Anglesea St. (Dublin) Vols. I and III. Three volumes bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards,… Read more
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image of Record of a Girlhood (3 Vols.); Records of Later Life (3 Vols.); and  Further Records. 1848-1883 ( 2 Vols.)

Record of a Girlhood (3 Vols.); Records of Later Life (3 Vols.); and Further Records. 1848-1883 ( 2 Vols.)

by Kemble, Frances Anne (Fanny)

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Dale Steffey Books
Published
1878
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
First Edition
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$800.00

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London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1878. Published 1878, 1882, 1890, All First Editions. Uniformly finely bound in contemporary signed J. Adams, Binder half dark green calf over pale green buckram boards, backs with floral gilt tooling and red morocco labels, marbled end papers, top edges gilt. Very Good Plus, small corner chip to title label V.1 Later Days, light rubbing… Read more
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image of The Decline of the Roman Republic. In Five Volumes

The Decline of the Roman Republic. In Five Volumes

by Long, George

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Dale Steffey Books
Published
1872
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
First Edition
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$1,000.00

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London: Bell & Daldy, 1872. SCARCE. Five volumes, published 1864-1874, In signed Root & Son fine bindings of half dark brown crushed crushed morocco over marbled boards, the backs with gilt rules and lettering including tail dates, marbled end papers, tops gilt, ribbon markers. Very Good Plus, light wear at joints and edges. A handsome set and a SCARCE title.… Read more
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image of Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Collected and Republished. In Four Volumes

Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Collected and Republished. In Four Volumes

by Carlyle, Thomas

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Dale Steffey Books
Published
1866
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Later Edition
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$600.00

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London: Chapman & Hall, 1866. Four volumes finely bound in contemporary full vellum with beveled edges, red morocco labels with gilt lettering and black morocco tail labels, marbled end papers with red edges, Near Fine, moderate toning, mainly at end papers, light soiling to vellum. The bookplates of noted New Testament scholar William Sanday, Christ Church to front paste downs.… Read more
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image of Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. With Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Their Lives and Authors. In Eight Volumes

Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain. With Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Their Lives and Authors. In Eight Volumes

by Lodge, Edmund

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Published
1849
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition in Eight Volumes
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$400.00

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London: Henry G. Bohn, 1849. Eight volumes bound in contemporary full calf, backs ornately gilt, marbled end papers and edges. The small period bookplate of John R. Gardner, Ferry Hill, RI to paste downs. Very Good, 1" chip at head of spine of Vol. I, top corner front marbled end page Vol. I creased and separating. Moderate scattered toning throughout… Read more
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image of Little Memoirs of the Eighteenth Century and Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century ( Fine Bindings by Morrell )

Little Memoirs of the Eighteenth Century and Little Memoirs of the Nineteenth Century ( Fine Bindings by Morrell )

by Paston, George (pseudonym of Emily Morse Symonds)

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Published
1901
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
Second Printing
Item Price
$400.00

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London and New York: Grant Richards / E. P. Dutton and Co., 1901. SCARCE as a set and in fine bindings. Signed Morrell of London bindings of half calf over peach buckram boards, gilt backs, marbled end papers, tops gilt. Near Fine, light rubbing at corners and edges, scrapes to calf top corner 19th Century. The bookplates of Theresa Shuman… Read more
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image of The Poetical Works of Jonathan Swift. In Three Volumes

The Poetical Works of Jonathan Swift. In Three Volumes

by Swift, Jonathan

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Published
1853
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$300.00

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London: William Pickering, 1853. Three volumes in contemporary signed Edmonston & Douglas binding. Crushed dark brown morocco, all edges gilt, the period bookplates of Thos. A Mathieson. Very Good, wear at joints and edges, frontispiece portrait in Vol. I stained. small chips at bottom edge Vol. III, . First Edition. Crushed Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 16mo -… Read more
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image of Memoirs of Marmontel, Written by Himself; Containing His Literary and Political Life, and Anecdotes of the Principal Characters of the Eighteenth Century. In Four Volumes

Memoirs of Marmontel, Written by Himself; Containing His Literary and Political Life, and Anecdotes of the Principal Characters of the Eighteenth Century. In Four Volumes

by Marmontel, (Jean-Francois)

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Published
1805
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition in English
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$400.00

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London: Printed for Longman Hurst Rees and Orme.and John Murray, 1805. Four volumes handsomely rebound by Riviere & Son in later 19th century half mottled calf over marbled boards, the backs with intricate gilt tooled designs and red and black morocco labels, marbled end papers, gilt tops. Near Fine, period owner name title page each volume, pages evenly toned.… Read more
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Barnaby Rudge. A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty.

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
Later Edition
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$125.00

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London: Chapman & Hall, 1860. Later edition with frontispiece illustration. Bound in contemporary crushed morocco over marbled boards the back with gilt tooled floral decorations and lettering, with matching marbled end papers and edges. Very Good Plus, tiny rubs at corners, period oval bookplate of "Kingscold"(?) front paste down. A single copy from a larger set of Dickens Works, as… Read more
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Life, Letters, and Journals of George Ticknor (Two Volumes)

by Ticknor, George (1791-1871)

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Published
1876
Condition
Very Good Plus
Edition
Second British Edition
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$300.00

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London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington , 1876. Two volumes in contemporary unsigned binding of half green crushed morocco over pale green buckram boards, five raised bands with red morocco label and gilt lettering back, marbled end papers, tops gilt. Very Good Plus, light rubbing at corners, scattered light toning, mainly at end papers and first few pages, small… Read more
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image of All the Histories and Novels  Written by the Late Ingenious Mrs. Behn, Intire in Two Volumes . The Seventh Edition, Corrected and Illustrated with Cuts ( Fine Binding - Morrell)

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London: Mr. Charles Gildon , 1722. SCARCE. Half-title to vol.1: "Mrs. Behn's novels, in two volumes." - Title page to both vols. : "The histories and novels written by the late ingenious Mrs. Behn." pp. xii, 324; 336. "Printed by J.D. for M.P. and sold by A. Bettesworth in Pater-noster Row, and F. Clay without Temple-bar", Two… Read more
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image of The Life and Times of Henry Lord Brougham. In Three Volumes

The Life and Times of Henry Lord Brougham. In Three Volumes

by Brougham, Henry Lord

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Published
1871
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First American Edition
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$350.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1871. Three volumes bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, pale orange and green morocco labels with gilt lettering back, end papers and edges marbled. Near Fine, staining at edges of end papers, most likely happening during the original marbling process. A lovely, clean and unmarked set, and SCARCE THUS. Henry Lord Brougham (1778-1868)… Read more
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