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The Works of Shakespeare

by Shakespeare, William

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Used - Contemporary full crimson morocco, a.e.g
Edition
The Knight Cabinet Edition
Published
1843
Binding
11 vols. 12mo
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London: Charles Knight, 1843. The Knight Cabinet Edition. 11 vols. 12mo. Contemporary full crimson morocco, a.e.g. The Knight Cabinet Edition. 11 vols. 12mo.
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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by Khayyam, Omar

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Used - Full blue morocco, in gray dj. Very Fine
Edition
One of 100 copies specially bound, signed by printer
Published
1970
Binding
Frontispiece and 11 coloured images by Steven Morris. iv, 43 pp. 75 quatrains. 8vo
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Leicester: Black Knight Press, 1970. One of 100 copies specially bound, signed by printer. Frontispiece and 11 coloured images by Steven Morris. iv, 43 pp. 75 quatrains. 8vo. Full blue morocco, in gray dj. Very Fine. One of 100 copies specially bound, signed by printer. Frontispiece and 11 coloured images by Steven Morris. iv, 43 pp. 75 quatrains.… Read more about this item
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Little Pussy Willow

by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

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Used - Publisher's green cloth, stamped in black and gold. Inscribed on ffep "Sarah D. Gardiner from Grandma 1871." Fine
Edition
First Edition
Published
1870
Binding
Illus. 123 pp. 8vo
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Boston: Fields, Osgood & Co, 1870. First Edition. Illus. 123 pp. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth, stamped in black and gold. Inscribed on ffep "Sarah D. Gardiner from Grandma 1871." Fine. First Edition. Illus. 123 pp. 8vo. BAL 19459; Hamilton p. 126, #736
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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. A Pot pourri of the Five Versions of Edward Fitzgerald
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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. A Pot pourri of the Five Versions of Edward Fitzgerald

by Khayyam, Omar

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Used - Quarter brown morocco, tipped on printed label on upper cover. Rare
Published
1930
Binding
Calligraphic printed text and illustrations caption in red ink, tipped on top stiff brown paper. 4to
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Cincinnati, O.: W.E.M., 1930. Calligraphic printed text and illustrations caption in red ink, tipped on top stiff brown paper. 4to. Quarter brown morocco, tipped on printed label on upper cover. Rare. Calligraphic printed text and illustrations caption in red ink, tipped on top stiff brown paper. 4to.
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Ragtime
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Ragtime

by Doctorow, E.L.

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Used - Linen cloth covered boards with gilt stamped spine and ELD stamped on cover (as in regular edition, as opposed to facsimile sign
Edition
First edition, special edition prepared for presentation to the
Published
1975
Binding
270 pp. 8vo
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New York: Random House, 1975. First edition, special edition prepared for presentation to the friends of the author and the publisher. 270 pp. 8vo. Linen cloth covered boards with gilt stamped spine and ELD stamped on cover (as in regular edition, as opposed to facsimile signature printed on cover of signed, limited edition, this issue also not have a… Read more about this item
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The Bed-Time Book

The Bed-Time Book

by Whitney, Helen Hay

Condition
Used - Cloth and pictorial boards and illustrated endpapers. Extremities rubbed. Very good. Green cloth slipcase and matching chemise
Edition
First edition
Published
1907
Binding
Illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith. 32 pages of text. 1 vols. 4to
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New York: Duffield, 1907. First edition. Illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith. 32 pages of text. 1 vols. 4to. Cloth and pictorial boards and illustrated endpapers. Extremities rubbed. Very good. Green cloth slipcase and matching chemise. Smith, Jessie Wilcox. First edition. Illustrated by Jessie Wilcox Smith. 32 pages of text. 1 vols. 4to. Jesse Wilcox Smith - Helen Hay… Read more about this item
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A Conversation larger than the Universe. Readings in Science Fiction and the Fantastic 1762-2017 ... Foreword by John Crowley

A Conversation larger than the Universe. Readings in Science Fiction and the Fantastic 1762-2017 ... Foreword by John Crowley

by Wessells, Henry

Condition
Used - Hand bound in sand cloth with letterpress label. Reading in Public (stitched in blue Hahnemühle wrappers with printed label. As
Edition
Edition of 75 copies, signed by John Crowley and Henry Wessells;
Published
2018
Binding
With more than 100 illustrations. 288 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
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[Upper Montclair, New Jersey]: Temporary Culture, 2018. Edition of 75 copies, signed by John Crowley and Henry Wessells; with Reading in Public, signed by Michael Swanwick. With more than 100 illustrations. 288 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Hand bound in sand cloth with letterpress label. Reading in Public (stitched in blue Hahnemühle wrappers with printed label. As new. Edition… Read more about this item
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Reginald

by Munro, H. H. "Saki

Condition
Used - Original red cloth. Minor rubbing, slight toning of endpapers. Very good copy
Edition
First edition
Published
1904
Binding
Vi, 118 pp. 1 vols. Sm. 8vo
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London: Methuen & Co, 1904. First edition. vi, 118 pp. 1 vols. Sm. 8vo. Original red cloth. Minor rubbing, slight toning of endpapers. Very good copy. First edition. vi, 118 pp. 1 vols. Sm. 8vo. Nice copy of this scathing satire of the Edwardian dandy and his milieu, by the sardonic H.H. Munro, long a contributor to the… Read more about this item
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A Mask for Janus. With a Foreward by W.H. Auden
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A Mask for Janus. With a Foreward by W.H. Auden

by Merwin, W.S.

Condition
Used - Blue gray boards. Fine in mottled unclipped dj
Edition
First edition of the author's first book
Published
1952
Binding
67, [5]pp. 8vo
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New Haven: Yale, 1952. First edition of the author's first book. 67, [5]pp. 8vo. Blue gray boards. Fine in mottled unclipped dj. First edition of the author's first book. 67, [5]pp. 8vo.
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Gwendoline Harvest

by [Payne, James]

Condition
Used - Original publisher's green cloth. W.H. Smith label on pastedown of Volume One and their blindstamp
Edition
First edition
Published
1870
Binding
2 vols. 8vo
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London: Tinsley Brothers, 1870. First edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Original publisher's green cloth. W.H. Smith label on pastedown of Volume One and their blindstamp. First edition. 2 vols. 8vo. Not in Sadleir or Wolff
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Pender among the Residents

by Reid, Forrest

Condition
Used - Blue cloth titled in red. Spine bumped, a bit dull, light rubbing. Very good
Edition
First edition
Published
1922
Binding
Pp. [vi], 278, [4, ads]. 1 vols. 8vo
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London: W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd, 1922. First edition. pp. [vi], 278, [4, ads]. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth titled in red. Spine bumped, a bit dull, light rubbing. Very good. First edition. pp. [vi], 278, [4, ads]. 1 vols. 8vo. Adventures of Rex Pender, a wounded veteran of the Great War who has inherited, and returned… Read more about this item
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Demonolatry. By Nicolas Remy, Privy Councillor to the Most Serene Duke of Lorainne, and Public Advocate to his Duchy, In three books. Translated by E.A. Ashwin. Edited with Introduction and notes by the Rev. Montague Summers
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Demonolatry. By Nicolas Remy, Privy Councillor to the Most Serene Duke of Lorainne, and Public Advocate to his Duchy, In three books. Translated by E.A. Ashwin. Edited with Introduction and notes by the Rev. Montague Summers

by Remy, Nicolas

Condition
Used - Orange cloth-backed boards, uncut. Very Good
Edition
No. 745 of 1275 copies
Published
1930
Binding
188 pp. 1 vols. Large 8vo
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London: John Rodker, 1930. No. 745 of 1275 copies. 188 pp. 1 vols. Large 8vo. Orange cloth-backed boards, uncut. Very Good. No. 745 of 1275 copies. 188 pp. 1 vols. Large 8vo. "Drawn from the capital trials of 900 persons, more or less, who within the last fifteen years have in Lorraine paid the penalty of death for… Read more about this item
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By Order of the Czar. The Tragic Story of Anna Klosstock, Queen of the Ghetto

by Hatton, Joseph

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Used - Pictorial yellow cloth, spines slightly faded. With tipped in note on title page on yellow paper "Prohibted by the Government of
Edition
First edition
Published
1890
Binding
3 vols. 8vo
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London: Hutchinson and Co., Paternoster Square, 1890. First edition. 3 vols. 8vo. Pictorial yellow cloth, spines slightly faded. With tipped in note on title page on yellow paper "Prohibted by the Government of the Czar from Circulation in Russia." Stamped on top of title page "With Huthinson & Co's Compliments." asin Wolff copy. First edition. 3 vols. 8vo.… Read more about this item
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[Novels:] Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion
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[Novels:] Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion

by Austen, Jane

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Used - Red three quarter calf with red cloth boards, gilt compartmentalized spine with raised bands, teg. Fading to spine, some water m
Published
1922
Binding
Color Illustrations by Charles E Brock. 6 vols. 8vo
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London: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1922. Color Illustrations by Charles E Brock. 6 vols. 8vo. Red three quarter calf with red cloth boards, gilt compartmentalized spine with raised bands, teg. Fading to spine, some water marks to edges, internally near fine. Color Illustrations by Charles E Brock. 6 vols. 8vo.
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The Greatest. My Own Story
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The Greatest. My Own Story

by Ali, Muhammad

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Used - Black cloth backed boards. Fine copy in dust jacket (spine panel sunned)
Edition
First edition
Published
1975
Binding
1 vols. 8vo
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New York: Random House, 1975. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Black cloth backed boards. Fine copy in dust jacket (spine panel sunned). First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. 'you work me to death'. Inscribed to editor Selma Shapiro: "To Selma from your Boy Muhammad Ali / Say you work me to death / May 11 -75 Time 1:39". … Read more about this item
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Ten Thousand a-Year!

by Warren, Samuel

Condition
Used - Original plain green wrappers, printed paper labels on spines, untrimmed. Near fine (minor chipping)
Edition
First continental edition
Published
1841
Binding
[4], 688; [4], 960 pp. A 4-page publisher's catalogue has been tipped inside the front wrapper on volume I. 2 vols. 12mo
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Paris: Baudry's European Library, 3. Rue Malaquais, near the Pont des Arts, and Stassin and Xavier, 3, /Rue du Coq, Sold also by Amy, Rue de la Paix; Truchy, Boulevard des Italians; Leopold Michelsen, Leipzig; and by all the Principal Booksellers on the Continent, 1841. First continental edition. [4], 688; [4], 960 pp. A 4-page publisher's catalogue has been… Read more about this item
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Discipline: A Novel. By the Author of 'Self-Control'

Discipline: A Novel. By the Author of 'Self-Control'

by [Brunton, Mrs. Mary Balfour]

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Used - Contemporary calf, with gilt stamp ownership imprint on upper covers of each volume "Isabella J. Kirk." Bookplate of David Belas
Edition
Second American Edition, after Boston edition of the same year (
Published
1815
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2 vols. 12mo
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Philadelphia: Published by M. Carey & M. Thomas. G. Palmer, Printer, 1815. Second American Edition, after Boston edition of the same year (First London edition was 1814). 2 vols. 12mo. Contemporary calf, with gilt stamp ownership imprint on upper covers of each volume "Isabella J. Kirk." Bookplate of David Belasco (1853-1931) in each volume. Missing enpapers, some wear to… Read more about this item
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Patternmaster
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Patternmaster

by Butler, Octavia

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Used - Grey boards, spine titled in black. Remainder spray on bottom edge. Fine in fine jacket by Tim and Steve Quay (faintest traces o
Edition
First edition
Published
1976
Binding
[vi], 186 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1976. First edition. [vi], 186 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Grey boards, spine titled in black. Remainder spray on bottom edge. Fine in fine jacket by Tim and Steve Quay (faintest traces of wear at top and tail of spine panel). First edition. [vi], 186 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed. Octavia Butler's first novel, inscribed… Read more about this item
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Sens-Plastique Tome II
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Sens-Plastique Tome II

by Chazal, Malcolm de

Condition
Used - Illustrated wrappers. Spine toned
Edition
First edition, one of 300 copies
Published
1947
Binding
Portrait frontispiece. [6], xv, 592 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
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Port-Louis, Ile Maurice [Mauritius]: The General Printing & Stationery Co. Ltd. T. Esclapon, 1947. First edition, one of 300 copies. Portrait frontispiece. [6], xv, 592 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Illustrated wrappers. Spine toned. First edition, one of 300 copies. Portrait frontispiece. [6], xv, 592 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed to Simone de Beauvoir. Inscribed by the author, "A… Read more about this item
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A Crown of Feathers
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A Crown of Feathers

by Singer, Isaac Bashevis

Condition
Used - Cloth and baords, in clipped dj, minor foxing to edges
Edition
First Edsition
Published
1973
Binding
342pp. 8vo
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New York: FSG, 1973. First Edsition. 342pp. 8vo. Cloth and baords, in clipped dj, minor foxing to edges. First Edsition. 342pp. 8vo. Inscribed "to Erving & Ruth Rosenthal, a good reader, with greetings & bestr wishes Isaac B. Singer Nov. 8, 1973.
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