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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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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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THE WORKS OF PERCY SHELLEY. First Collected Edition. Printed in 1839

by Shelley, Percy; [Wollstonecraft Shelley, Mary]

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Published
1839
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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The Complete Works Of PERCY SHELLEY!Rare 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… Read more
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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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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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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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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 FAMOUS AND MEMORABLE WORKES OF JOSEPHUSA Man of Much Honor and Learning Among the Jewes. Translated into English by Thomas Lodge.Printed in 1602. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of Josephus. The is the FIRST EDITION of Thomas Lodge's Josephus.Prior to this book, Josephus had never before been printed in English. Full Title:The Famous and Memorable Workes of Josephus, A Man of Much Honor and… Read more
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image of AMERICAN STATESMEN. Leather set. Complete in 32 volumes. History of The United States of America. Politics. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, Benjamin Franklin, et al

AMERICAN STATESMEN. Leather set. Complete in 32 volumes. History of The United States of America. Politics. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, Benjamin Franklin, et al

by [HISTORY.] [Morse, Jr., John T; William E. Dood (Editors.)]; [Various Authors including Roosevelt, Theodore; et al...]

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Published
1898 - 1917
Edition
STANDARD LIBRARY EDITION
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Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin & Co, 1898 - 1917. STANDARD LIBRARY EDITION. Complete in 32 volumes. Bound in quality morocco leather bindings. Gilded spines. Top edges are gilded. Marbled end papers. Printed on quality paper. Wide margins. Engraved frontis protected in tissue. 7 5/8 inches tall. VERY GOOD condition. Some spine discoloration. Some generalized wear. The… 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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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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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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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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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY. Bound in fine leather. First Collected Edition. Printed in 1869.

by Thackeray, William Makepeace

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Published
1869
Edition
First Collected Edition
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY! With Illustrations by the Author. Complete in 24 volumes.Printed in 1869. This is the FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of Thackeray's Works. Complete in 22 volumes + the 2 additional volumes added in 1886.Complete in 24 volumes, total. Bound and signed by the prestigious BAYNTUN BINDERY. A gorgeous set. Each book will be individually wrapped and well protected for shipping. The… Read more
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image of THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. SPONSOR’S EDITION. NICOLAY AND HAY. Complete in 12 volumes. A gorgeous set in remarkable condition.

THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN. SPONSOR’S EDITION. NICOLAY AND HAY. Complete in 12 volumes. A gorgeous set in remarkable condition.

by Nicolay & Hay

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Published
1905, [1926]
Condition
FINE
Edition
Sponsor’s Edition
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN.By Nicolay & Hay.Complete in 12 volumes.SPONSOR'S EDITION. This set is considered the definitive edition of Lincoln's Works.In BRAND NEW condition, despite the age. This being THE DEFINITIVE EDITION OF LINCOLN'S WORKS.First Edition/First Printing of the Sponsor's Edition;The rare and highly desirable SPONSOR'S EDITION for subscriber's only.In the original leather binding. This is set # 251. IN ABSOUTLEY FLAWLESS… Read more
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image of THE SPECTATOR. Printed in 1712. First Edition. Large Paper Edition. Complete in 8 volumes.

THE SPECTATOR. Printed in 1712. First Edition. Large Paper Edition. Complete in 8 volumes.

by The Spectator {Joseph Addison, Richard Steele]

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Published
1712
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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THE SPECTATOR!FIRST EDITION/FIRST PRINTING.LARGE PAPER EDITION.Complete in 8 volumes.Printed in 1712. This is the LARGE PAPER EDITION of the FIRST EDITION of the Spectator. This is the exceedingly rare FIRST EDITION of the Spectator.This is also the most desirable LARGE PAPER EDITION of the First Edition that sold for 1 guinea. FIRST EDITION in book form, never before printed. Printed in 1712-1715.Exceedingly rare. The… Read more
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image of THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND.  THE MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE.  First English Edition. Complete in 3 volumes:

THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND. THE MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE. First English Edition. Complete in 3 volumes:

by Jules Verne

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Published
1875
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND!The Rare First London Edition of 'The Mysterious Island'.By Jules Verne.Printed in 1875. This is the rare and highly desirable FIRST ENGLISH EDITION.Previously printed only in French.Never before printed in English.This being the First Edition in English. This is the most desirable form of this collection. It precedes the American edition. All Three FIRST EDITION/FIRST PRINTINGS, uniformly bound in the original… Read more
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THE FAMOUS AND MEMORABLE WORKES OF JOSEPHUSA Man of Much Honor and Learning Among the Jewes. Translated into English by Thomas Lodge.Printed in 1602. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of Josephus. The is the FIRST EDITION of Thomas Lodge's Josephus.Prior to this book, Josephus had never before been printed in English. Full Title:The Famous and Memorable Workes of Josephus, A Man of Much Honor and… Read more
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image of THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. First Edition. Mémoires de la vie Privée de Benjamin Franklin écrits par lui-même, et adressés à son fils: suivis d'un Précis historique de sa vie politique et de plusieurs pièces, relatives à ce père de la liberté In English: [Benjamin Franklin's Memoirs of Private Life written by himself, and addressed to his son: followed by a historical summary of his political life and several pieces, relating to this father of liberty]

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THE AUTOBIORAPHY OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN!FIRST EDITION.Printed in 1791. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING. The exceedingly rare FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING of The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin. The English edition of 1793 is a direct translation of this book. This book is the true First Edition.The First English Edition of 1793 is the 'First English Edition', it is not the First Edition. This French… Read more
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ANATOMY DESCRIPTIVE AND SURGICAL [GRAY’S ANATOMY]

by Henry Gray

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Published
1858
Condition
Poor
Edition
First Edition
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ANATOMY DESCRIPTIVE AND SURGICALBy HENRY GRAY, F.R.S.LECTURER ON ANATOMY AT SAINT GEORGE'S HOSPITAL THE DRAWINGS BYH. V. CARTER M.D.LATE DEMONSTRATOR OF ANATOMY AT ST. GEORGE'S HOSPITAL THE DISSECTIONSJOINTLY BY THE AUTHOR AND DR. CARTER London; John W. Parker and Son, West Strand1858 Illustrated with 363 wood-engravings. This book is worthy of professional conservation and rebinding, but as of yet it is still currently in it's… Read more
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ANATOMY DESCRIPTIVE AND SURGICAL [GRAY’S ANATOMY]

by Gray, Henry

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Published
1858
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$17,000.00

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Rare First London Edition Of Gray's Anatomy. In very good condition. Protected in a custom leather clamshell case. Printed in 1858. Gray's Anatomy was originally issued in a cloth binding. This book was custom bound in fine leather by the prestigious 19th century bindery 'E. Walker & Sons' Bindery in New York soon after publication, and presumably has been rebound… Read more
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THE JUNGLE BOOK, & THE SECOND JUNGLE BOOK. [First Edition.] 1894. 1895

by KIPLING, Rudyard

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Published
1894, 1895
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
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London: Macmillan, 1894, 1895. First Edition, First Printing. The First Printings of both books, with copyright and title pages dated 1894 on The Jungle Book, and 1895 on The Second Jungle Book, both with no subsequent printings listed. This London Edition preceded the American Edition, and is the most desirable printing of this book. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered… Read more
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THE HISTORIE [HISTORY] OF THE WORLD IN FIVE BOOKS. Printed in 1628. Folio. Leather. [Travel.]

by RALEGH [RALEIGH], Sir Walter

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Published
1628
Edition
Fourth Edition
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London: Title: William Stansby for Walter Burre. Colophon: Printed for H. Lownes, G. Lathum, and R. Young, 1628. Fourth Edition. Title page the same as the First Edition of 1614, colophon indicates this to be the 1628 edition, which is the Fourth Edition. Preceded only by three editions: 1614 (which were suppressed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and ordered… Read more
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