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image of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WASHINGTON IRVING! Complete in 27 volumes. Printed in 1870-1872

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WASHINGTON IRVING! Complete in 27 volumes. Printed in 1870-1872

by Irving, Washington

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Published
1870
Edition
Knickerbocker Edition
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$1,750.00

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WASHINGTON IRVING!Complete in 27 volumes.Printed in 1870-1872 This is an exceedingly early set of Irving. This set is over 150 years old.It is complete with all 27 volumes, which is standard for Irving's Works.All hinges are 100% fully attached.This is an extremely nice antiquarian set.Set has generalized shelf wear and abrasion. This is the Knickerbocker Edition.This is an exceedingly… Read more
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image of THE ALDINE EDITION OF THE BRITISH POETS! Complete in 52 volumes. Printed in 1877.

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THE ALDINE EDITION OF THE BRITISH POETS! Complete in 52 volumes. Printed in 1877 - 1881. In the original leather bindings from 1881. THE ALDINE EDITION OF THE BRITISH POETS. Complete in 52 volumes, which is standard for this set. Each subset is complete in itself. Poets include: Burns (three volumes), Thomson (two volumes), Collins, Kirke-White, Cowper (three volumes), Surrey, Wyatt, Beattie,… Read more
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$2,000.00
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THE WAVERLY NOVELS. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, Complete in 48 Volumes.

by Scott, Sir Walter

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Published
1829
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Collected Edition
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$2,000.00

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SIR WALTER SCOTT'S: THE WAVERLY NOVELS! FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Printed in 1829 - 1833. Complete with all 48 volumes. Complete in 48 volumes, which is standard for this set. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. The first edition of the Waverly Novels together as a set. Printed in 1829-1833. THESE ARE THE ORIGINAL BINDINGS. These are full leather. The most expensive binding option. With intricately gilded thistle motif. These are… Read more
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER! author of 'The Last of The Mohicans' et al. COMPLETE in 32 Volumes.

by Cooper, James Fenimore

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Published
1867
Condition
Very Good
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$2,500.00

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JAMES FENIMORE COOPER!Famous American author of 'The Last of The Mohicans', oft regarded as his masterpiece. Complete in 32-volumes. Printed in 1867. Printed in 1867-1869. This is a MASSIVE 32-Volume collection.Complete in 32-volumes. This set is complete. Exceptionally fresh and well preserved. Leather still supple despite being over 150 years old. All hinges are 100% fully attached.Printed on high quality… Read more
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF PERCY SHELLEY. First Collected edition. Complete in 4 volumes. Bound in fine leather.

by Shelley, Percy

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Published
1839
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Collected Edition
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$2,500.00

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The Complete Works Of PERCY SHELLEYRare FIRST EDITION of Shelley's Works. Complete in 4 volumes.Printed in 1839. Shelley is one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded as among the finest poets in the English language. He was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included:Lord Byron, John Keats, and his own… Read more
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image of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE. Complete in 4 volumes. Bound in the original fine leather bindings.

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE. Complete in 4 volumes. Bound in the original fine leather bindings.

by Poe, Edgar Allan

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Published
1874
Edition
First Ingram Edition
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$2,250.00

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POEBound in the original leather bindings.Edited by John Ingram.With A Memoir.This is the FIRST EDITION of 'The Ingram Edition' of Poe.Printed in 1874 - 1875. IN REMARKABLE CONDITION, despite being almost 150 years old.A truly gorgeous and exceptional antiquarian set of Poe. Complete in 4-Volumes.Illustrated with frontisplates. This is the FIRST EDITION of John Ingram's edition of… Read more
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image of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. First Complete Edition. Printed in 1806. Complete in 3 volumes. Full Title: 'The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals, of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Now First Collected and Arranged: With Memories of His Early Life.’

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN!FIRST COMPLETE EDITION.Complete in 3 volumes.Printed in 1806. ________This edition of Franklin's Works was edited by "Mr. Marshall… [who] used much diligence in searching for essays and papers, that had not before been comprised in any collection" (Ford 550). (The Bibliography of Benjamin Franklin by Ford.) Printed in 1806.This set is over 200 years old. Complete in 3… Read more
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image of THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. First Edition, Alexander Dyce, 1857. Leather set. Complete in 12 volumes

THE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. First Edition, Alexander Dyce, 1857. Leather set. Complete in 12 volumes

by Shakespeare, William; Dyce, Alexander

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Published
1857
Condition
Very Good
Edition
FIRST EDITION Of ALEXANDER DYCE'S SHAKESPEARE
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London: Edward Moxon, 1857. FIRST EDITION Of ALEXANDER DYCE'S SHAKESPEARE. Complete in 6 books bound into 12 volumes. Printed in 1857, with the preface dated 1857. With a life of Shakespeare. Bound in morocco leather bindings of the highest quality. These are Prize Bindings. Raised hubs on the spines. Gilded spines. Marbled edges and end papers. Dual labels on… Read more
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MAUCHLINEWARE TARTANWARE IN THE ORIGINAL CASE. Sir Walter Scott’s Poetry, Mauchline Tartan

by Scott, Sir Walter, [Mauclineware, Mauchline, Tartanware]

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Published
1871
Condition
Good
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$2,000.00

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Sir Walter Scott Mauchlineware tartanware bindings in the originalcase. This is the most sought after piece of Mauchlineware/tartanware. Printed in 1870-1871. The original Ayershire Mauchlineware factory burned down and production was never resumed. These are the original Victorian Mauchlineware bindings from 1871. The covers are made of lacquered sycamore, with a tartan design. No previous owners names. Set has generalized abrasions, scuffing,… Read more
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