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Hand Shadow Stories (First Edition)

by Anonymous

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Published
1863
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First Edition
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Boston: Taggard and Thompson, 1863. First Edition. First Edition. A collection of children's fables with accompanying illustrations demonstrating how to make shadow puppets. Included is a story of a freed slave who is tempted to steal to feed his starving cow, but refuses, and his ultimately rewarded for his honesty. Very Good in wrappers. Light… Read more
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Gleanings from the Fields of Life (First Edition)

by Baily, Florence

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Published
1882
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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Philadelphia: Porter and Coates, 1882. First Edition. First Edition. With color illustrations by the author. Very Good in illustrated boards with gilt titles and page edges. Contemporary gift inscription to the first blank. Boards lightly soiled and rubbed, with a tide mark to the rear board. Interior pages lightly foxed.
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Sword and Scimetar [Scimitar]: The Romance of the Crusades (First Edition)

by Trumble, Alfred; Gustav Dore (illustrations)

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Published
1886
Edition
First Edition
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$375.00

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New York: Pollard and Moss, 1886. First Edition. First Edition. With woodcut illustrations by Gustav Dore throughout. Very Good plus in illustrated boards with gilt titles and page edges. Frontispiece and tissue guard intact. Boards lightly rubbed overall, with light fraying to the extremities.
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Cruising the Cascades and Other Hunting Adventures (First Edition)

by Shields, G.O.

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Published
1889
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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Chicago: Rand McNally, 1889. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good, with bumps to the corners, light rubbing and soil.
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$75.00
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The Legacy of Cain (First Edition)

by Collins, Wilkie

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Published
1888
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$375.00

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Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1888. Two volumes. First German Edition, preceding the UK Edition by one year. Text in English. The final novel published during Collins' lifetime, a exploration and rejection of the idea of hereditary evil, the story of two women raised as sisters by a minister and his wife, only for it to be revealed that… Read more
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Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Original screenplay for an unproduced film, Final Draft)

by Hardy, Thomas (novel); Allan Scott (screenwriter); Jennifer Jones (actress)

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Published
1946
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Los Angeles: Selznick International, 1946. Final Draft script for an unproduced film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1892 novel, adapted for the screen by Allan Scott for Selznick International. David O. Selznick held the movie rights to Hardy's story for many years (with Jennifer Jones in mind for Tess). Selznick's two greatest dreams had been to film "Gone… Read more
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Les Miserables (Photoplay Edition)

by Hugo, Victor

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Published
1926
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$75.00

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London: The Readers Library, 1926. First printing of the photoplay edition, originally published in 1862 by A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven and Company. Basis for the 1925 French silent film, directed, written, and produced by Henri Fescourt, and starring Gabriel Gabrio. and Paul George, as well as other versions too numerous to count. Very Good in a… Read more
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Colomba (First Edition)

by Merimee, Prosper

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Published
1856
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$350.00

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Boston: Phillips, Sampson, 1856. First American Edition, and first edition in English, preceded by the 1841 French edition published by Magen et Comon. Basis for the 1950 film noir "Vendetta," written for the screen by W.R. Burnett and directed by Mel Ferrer. Scarce. Very Good plus in the original brown cloth. Small address label to the front… Read more
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Sotheby's: The Maurice F. Neville Collection of Modern Literature, Part I, April 13, 2004

by [Neville, Maurice F.] Sotheby's

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Published
2004
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New York: Sotheby's, 2004. Just about Fine in illustrated wrappers as issued. Perfect bound, illustrated profusely in color throughout. Includes auction items from the collection of collector Maurice F. Neville, with highlights from Ernest Hemmingway, Jack Kerouac, George Orwell, and many others.
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The Stones of Venice (Second Edition, three volumes)

by Ruskin, John

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Published
1867
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$850.00

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London: Smith, Elder and Comapny, 1867. Second Edition. Three volumes. Set belonging to US Army General, White House Staff Secretary, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Andrew Goodpaster, with a presentation bookplate on the front pastedown of each volume. Very Good plus. Rebound in full leather, with marbled endpapers, raised bands, gilt page edges, lettering, design, and… Read more
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$850.00
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A Tale of Two Cities (Vintage Paperback)

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1953
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New York: Cardinal Editions / Pocket Books, 1953. Later printing of this edition. A Dicken's classic, not often seen in the Cardinal Edition from Pocket Books. Cover design by Charles Skaggs. Production wrinkle to the spine, and light rubbing to the extremities, else Near Fine in illustrated wrappers.
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Life of a Sportsman (UK Hardcover)

by Apperley, Charles James writing as Nimrod; Henry Alken (illustrations)

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Published
1874
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London: George Routledge and Sons, 1874. Small quarto. First printing of this edition. First published in 1842 by Rudolph Ackerman in London. Thirty-five color illustrations by Henry Alken, all present. One page of ads at the rear. Marbled boards in half-bound red morocco leather, compartments, titles and designs all gilt, marbled endpapers, top page edges gilt, all other page… Read more
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Poems (First Edition)

by Thaxter, Celia

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Published
1872
Edition
First Edition
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$275.00

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New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1872. First Edition. First Edition. 12mo. Publisher's red cloth, with titles and rule in gilt on the front board, design and rule in blind on the rear board, no titles on the spine; all page edges gilt, reddish-brown coated endpapers. Very Good with some rubbing to the boards, slightly cocked. A very presentable copy… Read more
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The Girl at Cobhurst (First Edition)

by Stockton, Frank R.

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Published
1898
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1898. First Edition. 12mo. First Edition. Bright gilt and black designs and titles, with ads at the rear. A few leaves have minor corner creases, else about Near Fine. Mostly erased pencil notation on the rear pastedown. An attractive copy.
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London: Privately printed, 1806. Second edition (stated). Publisher's brown leather, with black leather spine label and gilt titles. Very Good condition overall. Two owner names on the first blank. Edgeworn. Pages foxed and occasionally water-stained at the edges.
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Letters to an Unknown (First Edition)

by Merimee, Prosper

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Published
1897
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$15.00

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New York: Brentano's, 1897. First American edition. Publisher's tan cloth, with titles, design and rule in gilt on the front board, rear board, and spine. Near Fine. Small article tipped in at the front endpaper, with corresponding offsetting on the front pastedown, else a bright, clean copy.
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