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[Works] The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley Newly Edited by Roger Ingpen and Walter E. Peck

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1927
Condition
Publisher's vellum backed green cloth, leather labels, top edge gilt.Minimal wear, in all a fine set, Sotheran's ticket tipped-i
Edition
One of 780 sets
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$1,500.00

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London: Published For The Julian Editions by Ernest Benn Ltd, 1927. One of 780 sets. 10 vols. 8vo ( 9-3/8 x 6-1/8 inches). Publisher's vellum backed green cloth, leather labels, top edge gilt.Minimal wear, in all a fine set, Sotheran's ticket tipped-in in the first volume. One of 780 sets. 10 vols. 8vo ( 9-3/8 x 6-1/8 inches).… Read more
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A Shropshire Lad

by Housman, A.E.

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1896
Condition
Quarter vellum and boards, spine label printed in red. Rubbed in half green morocco slipcase and chemise. Bookplate of T. Edmund
Edition
First edition, one of 500 copies printed at the author's expense
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$3,500.00

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London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co, 1896. First edition, one of 500 copies printed at the author's expense. Title page printed in red and black. vii,[1, blank], 95, [1] pp. Printed by Ballantyne and Hanson, Edinburgh. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter vellum and boards, spine label printed in red. Rubbed in half green morocco slipcase and chemise. Bookplate of… Read more
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This Side of Paradise

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1920
Condition
Original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine
Edition
First edition, first printing
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$2,000.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. First edition, first printing. 305 pp. Printing flaw affecting pages 186-187 and 190-191, with those pages not printed. 1 vols. 8vo. Original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. First edition, first printing. 305 pp. Printing flaw affecting pages 186-187 and 190-191, with those pages not printed. 1 vols. 8vo. Fitzgerald's First… Read more
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A Shepherd's Life

by Hudson, W.H.

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1910
Condition
Cloth. In green half morocco slipcase. Very good. Bookplate
Edition
First edition
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$1,500.00

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London: Methuen & Co, 1910. First edition. xi, [i], 361, [1], 32, ads.pp. 8vo. Cloth. In green half morocco slipcase. Very good. Bookplate. First edition. xi, [i], 361, [1], 32, ads.pp. 8vo. PRESENTATION TO VIOLET HUNT. An important association copy, with presentation inscription from Hudson to Violet Hunt on the half-title: "Violet Hunt / Her Friend / W.… Read more
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The Outline of History Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind. Written with the Advice and Editorial Help of Ernest Barker, Sir H.H. Johnston, Sir E. Ray Lankester and Professor Gilbert Murray

by Wells, H. G.

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1919
Condition
Each part with original wrappers. Fine, in 3 full brown morocco slipcases with matching cloth chemises. Fine
Edition
First edition, in parts
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$1,650.00

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London: George Newnes Ltd, 1919. First edition, in parts. Illustrated by J.F. Horrabin. 24 vols. 4to. Each part with original wrappers. Fine, in 3 full brown morocco slipcases with matching cloth chemises. Fine. First edition, in parts. Illustrated by J.F. Horrabin. 24 vols. 4to. In the Original Parts, Fine. Arents p. 76
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Pride and Prejudice with a Preface by George Saintsbury

by Austen, Jane

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1894
Condition
Red polished calf, all edges gilt. Front hinge starting. Iconic Hugh Thompson cloth binding bound in at rear. Contemporary gift
Edition
First Trade edition
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$3,000.00

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London: George Allen Ruskin House 156 Charing Cross Road, 1894. First Trade edition. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson with the plates on Tissue and tipped in. xxvii, [1], 476, [1] pp. Printed at the Chiswick Press. 1 vols. 4to. Red polished calf, all edges gilt. Front hinge starting. Iconic Hugh Thompson cloth binding bound in at rear. Contemporary gift inscription… Read more
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$3,000.00
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Walden

by Thoreau, Henry David

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1864
Condition
Original brown cloth, covers blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Minor wear and staining to spine,
Edition
The 4th printing of Walden
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$2,500.00

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Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1864. The 4th printing of Walden. Lithographed map of Walden Pond opposite page 307. 357pp. 8vo. Original brown cloth, covers blocked in blind, spine lettered in gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Minor wear and staining to spine, else very good. The 4th printing of Walden. Lithographed map of Walden Pond opposite page 307. 357pp. 8vo.… Read more
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Letter Signed ("Booker T. Washington") as Principal, to Miss Edson M. Peck

by Washington, Booker T.

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1914
Condition
Creased from prior folding, some staining
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$400.00

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Tuskegee Institute, Alabama, 1914. 1 p. pen and ink in secretarial hand on Tuskegee Institute letterhead. 4to. Creased from prior folding, some staining. 1 p. pen and ink in secretarial hand on Tuskegee Institute letterhead. 4to. Washington writes as Principal of Tuskegee, sending a circular (not present) and soliciting donations to the school's scholarship fund: "There are few… Read more
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$400.00
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Obras de Don Manuel Breton de Los Herreos

by Breton de Los Hereros, Don Manuel (1796-1873)

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1884
Condition
Bound in modern full polished Spanish calf with binders initials on the bottom right of each volume, gilt spine, contrasting lea
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$600.00

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Madrid: La Libreria de Cuesta, Imprenta de Miguel Ginesta, 1884. 5 vols. Folio (11-3/4 x 7-3/4 inches). Bound in modern full polished Spanish calf with binders initials on the bottom right of each volume, gilt spine, contrasting leather title labels, by Eudado A. Ginesta. Ginesta was retired from the Bookbinding Firm of Ginesta & Gross, 264 West 40th St.,… Read more
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$600.00
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Discoveries

by Sassoon, Sigfried

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
April MCMXV]
Condition
Green wrappers, small stain and some creases on upper cover and slight tear at the front edge, some foxing along top of tex
Edition
First edition. One of 50 or 60 copies
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$2,500.00

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[London: Chiswick Press. Printed for Siegfried Sassoon, April MCMXV]. First edition. One of 50 or 60 copies. [16]pp. Printed at the Chiswick Press. 4to. Green wrappers, small stain and some creases on upper cover and slight tear at the front edge, some foxing along top of tex. First edition. One of 50 or 60 copies. [16]pp. Printed at… Read more
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Finnegans Wake

by Joyce, James

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1939
Condition
Fine in original black buckram stamped in gilt. Some rubbing to corners of unclipped dust jacket, with two closed tears along to
Edition
First American regular edition, May 1939 stated
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$1,500.00

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New York: The Viking Press, 1939. First American regular edition, May 1939 stated. 630 pp. 1 vols. Tall 8vo. Fine in original black buckram stamped in gilt. Some rubbing to corners of unclipped dust jacket, with two closed tears along top edge, each less than an inch. Some loss to top of rear of jacket, back hinge starting, some… Read more
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A River Runs through It and Other Stories

by Maclean, Norman

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1976
Condition
Original blue cloth, in original unclipped dust jacket. Fine copy in very good plus jacket (faintest traces of wear at spine end
Edition
First edition, first printing
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$3,000.00

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Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1976. First edition, first printing. xiv, 217 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original blue cloth, in original unclipped dust jacket. Fine copy in very good plus jacket (faintest traces of wear at spine ends and extremities, some toning to spine panel, previous gift inscription to the ffep). First edition, first printing. xiv,… Read more
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The Catcher in the Rye

by Salinger, J.D.

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1951
Condition
Black publisher's cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket with small closed (1/4 inches) tear at top of front panel
Edition
First Edition, Third Printing
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$1,500.00

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951. First Edition, Third Printing. 277pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Black publisher's cloth. Fine in fine dust jacket with small closed (1/4 inches) tear at top of front panel. First Edition, Third Printing. 277pp. 1 vols. 8vo.
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Anne Hathaway; or, Shakespeare in Love

by Severn, Emma

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1845
Condition
Half green morocco and green cloth sides,. t.e.g. by Riviere & Son
Edition
First edition, no half-titles
Item Price
$450.00

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London: Richard Bentley, 1845. First edition, no half-titles. 3 vols. 8vo. Half green morocco and green cloth sides,. t.e.g. by Riviere & Son. First edition, no half-titles. 3 vols. 8vo. Black album
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$450.00
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Queen Mab

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1821
Condition
In original boards nicked at the head and rubbed at the foot of the spine, very good with minimal loss to the spine label and st
Edition
First published edition, thin paper copy
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$2,000.00

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London: Printed and Published by W. Clark, 1821. First published edition, thin paper copy. 182, [4] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. In original boards nicked at the head and rubbed at the foot of the spine, very good with minimal loss to the spine label and structurally sound. Faint foxing to ffep, with a few scattered spots in the first… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1952
Condition
Pale blue cloth with some foxing, spine lettered in silver. First printing, with capital "A" and publisher's device to copyright
Edition
First edition, first issue
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$3,000.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1952. First edition, first issue. [ii], 140 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Pale blue cloth with some foxing, spine lettered in silver. First printing, with capital "A" and publisher's device to copyright page. Owner name in ink to upper pastedown. Some offsetting to endpapers from binder's glue; unclipped dust jacket with minor rubbing to spine-ends… Read more
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Here Comes the Copper

by (Queen, Ellery [Pseudonym of Dannay, F. & Lee, M.B.]) Wade, Henry

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1938
Condition
Publisher's orange cloth. Rubbing at extremitites, else VG
Edition
First edition
Item Price
$750.00

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London: Constable & Co. Ltd, 1938. First edition. [6], 309pp., plus ads in the rear. 8vo. Publisher's orange cloth. Rubbing at extremitites, else VG. First edition. [6], 309pp., plus ads in the rear. 8vo. Inscribed by "Ellery Queen" Inscribed on the front endpaper: "To Emily Postlewaite - here is the book mentioned in Queen's Quorum -- 'one of… Read more
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$750.00
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Trilby

by Du Maurier, George

Seller
James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1895
Condition
Vellum spine and buckram, t.e.g. Some soiling to spine. Near fine. Bookplate of H.R. Bishop
Edition
One of 250 Large Paper copies, signed by the author
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$500.00

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London: Osgood, McIlvaine, 1895. One of 250 Large Paper copies, signed by the author. Frontispiece of Trilby, six plates in facsimile of the author's pencil drawings, 121 illustrations by the author in text. xi, 447pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Vellum spine and buckram, t.e.g. Some soiling to spine. Near fine. Bookplate of H.R. Bishop. One of 250 Large Paper… Read more
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$500.00
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On This Island

by Auden, W. H.

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1937
Condition
Cloth
Edition
First American edition, published in England as "Look, Stranger.
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$450.00

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New York: Random House, 1937. First American edition, published in England as "Look, Stranger." 2000 copies printed. 68 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Cloth. First American edition, published in England as "Look, Stranger." 2000 copies printed. 68 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed. Inscribed on ffep : "To Stephen Wengryn with best wishes from Wystan Auden
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Nineteen Eighty-Four

by Orwell, George

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James Cummins Bookseller
Published
1949
Condition
Gray cloth with dust jacket. Fine in fine blue dust jacket (no priority given between red and blue variants of jacket)
Edition
First American edition
Item Price
$2,250.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1949. First American edition. [4], 314 pp. 8vo. Gray cloth with dust jacket. Fine in fine blue dust jacket (no priority given between red and blue variants of jacket). First American edition. [4], 314 pp. 8vo. Pristine.
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