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image of Decamerone di Messer Giovanni Boccaccio, da tutte le cose al buon costume nocive con somma diligenza purgato; Alla sua vera lezione ridotto, e con varie note dilucidato. Per uso principalmente de' Modesti Giovani della Toscana lingua studiosi

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18th century full vellum with red morocco title label to spine. 2 parts bound as one: part 1: 179 pp., [1]; part 2: [181]-403 pp., [3]. Italian text throughout. OCLC shows only one other copy of this version published by Deregni at the National Library of Scotland. Marginal notes in pencil to last 9 pages, otherwise no previous owners'… Read more
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$300.00
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On the Marble Cliffs, A New Directions Book

by Ernst Juenger

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William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA
Published
1947
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First U.S. Edition
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$120.00

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Light blue cloth boards with black text to spine; dust jacket protected in mylar. Surprisingly, this novel was originally published in the Nazi Germany of 1939, during a time when Hitler was stifling many writers. Despite this, Juenger was able to publish this allegorical tale that warns of the way a totalitarian regime can secure its hold over their people.… Read more
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$120.00
image of Fables choisies de J.-P. Claris de Florian. Illustrees par des artistes Japonais. Deuxieme serie. Tokio.

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Quarter brown morocco over tan paper boards. Front hinge beginning near head of spine. Light pink and blue decorative pastedowns with inscription dates 1911 to front pastedown. Fourteen double spread, full-color illustrations to Japanese paper. A handsome and clean copy. ; 24 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail.
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$330.00
image of Vida y Hechos de Estebanillo Gonzalez, Hombre de Buen Humor: Compuesta por el Mismo. Nuevamente corregida y enmendada en esta ultima impresion. Two volume set.

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Full vellum. Previous owner's name inked to top right corner of front covers. Ink blot to front cover of vol. I. Abbreviated title and volume numbers inked to spines. Holes to spine of vol. II. Bookplate of Dionysii Donohoe II to both volumes. [vi], 344; [vi], 287 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail.
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$200.00
image of El Refranero General Espanol, Parte Compilado, y Parte Compuesto por Jose Maria Sbarbi

El Refranero General Espanol, Parte Compilado, y Parte Compuesto por Jose Maria Sbarbi

by Jose Maria Sbarbi

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Published
1874
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Limited Edition
Item Price
$120.00

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Limited edition number 265 of 400 copies. Cloth boards with gilt particulars to spine, with wrappers bound in. Bookplate of famous proverb collector Lt. Colonel V. S. M. de Guinzbourg to front pastedown. 8" - 9" tall; viii, 294 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail.
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image of Matinees senonoises, ou Proverbes francois, suivis de leur origine; de leur rapport avec ceux des langues anciennes et modernes; de l'emploi  qu'on en a fait en poesie_en prose; de quelques traits d'histoire, mots  saillans,_usages anciens dont on recherche auffi l'origine

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Quarter calf and marbled paper covered boards. Red dyed text block, five raised bands, ruled red morocco label. Compartments decorated with oak leaves and acorns. Bound-in green silk bookmark. General wear all around. Small chip to head of spine otherwise a handsome copy. ; 8vo; 2 preliminary leaves, xvi, 544, [3] pp. pages; All shipments through … Read more
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$330.00
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A Rose So That It May Rain (SIGNED)

by Tiberius Ninja and Jamo Lorswal

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William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA
Published
2006, 2019
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Second Edition
Item Price
$105.00

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Signed by Lorswal in blue ink to title page under their name. The back cover states "A tale of love and deception, sex and the streets, struggle transformation and transcendence... an underground sensation already, praised by many, scorned by the religious community, hacked by an unknown assailant, and illegally distributed..." A book that covers such rarely seen topics as the… Read more
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$105.00
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Five Plays, A Limited Edition (SIGNED)

by Jean-Paul Sartre

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William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA
Published
1978
Condition
As New
Edition
Limited Edition
Item Price
$155.00

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Signed by Sartre. Full red leather with gilt decoration; 4 raised bands and gilt particulars to spine. Silk endpapers; all edges gilt. Silk ribbon present. Contains the plays No Exit, The Flies, Dirty Hands, The Respectful Prostitute, and The Condemned of Altona. 484 pp. 5 3/4 x 9 inches.
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Proustian Space

by Georges Poulet, Elliott Coleman (Translator)

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William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA
Published
1977
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$100.00

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Tan cloth boards with silver particulars to spine; dark green pictorial dust jacket. Slight wear to dust jacket (see image). 113 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches.
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$100.00
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The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy;

by Alfred Burton

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William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA
Published
1818
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$580.00

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Fine example of Riviere and Son binding in exceptional condition (see image). Full deep red morocco with gilt rule to boards; 5 raised bands and intricate gilt detailing to spine. Gilt ruled edges; intricate inner dentelles; all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Frontispiece (with tissue guard) and 15 aquatint hors-texte plates throughout. Includes an advertisement page after title page stating this… Read more
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$580.00
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare (8 volumes - Complete)

by William Shakespeare, J. Payne Collier (editor)

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Published
1878
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$1,850.00

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8 volumes- Complete. One of only 50 copies sold--newspaper clipping written by Collier, adhered to ffp, corroborates this. Quarter red morocco over cloth boards with 5 raised bands and gilt particulars to spine. Marbled endpapers; marbled edges. This edition was based on the Second Folio (also known as the "Perkins Folio") which had corrections allegedly added by hand in the… Read more
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$1,850.00
image of [Works - 31 Volumes] Autobiography; Doctor Thorne; The Warden; Framely Parsonage; Small House at Allington; The Last Chronicle of Barset; The Duke's Children; The Prime Minister; Barchester Towers; Orley Farm; Eustace Diamonds; Phineas Redux; Can You Forgive Her

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Complete set of 31 volumes as issued up to 1906. Half maroon morocco over marbled boards with gilt rule and 5 raised bands and gilt particulars to spine. Top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; white silk ribbons present. Each volume contains a frontispiece with tissue guard. Samuel Mather ex-libris plate present to front paste-down in each volume. Complete listing of titles:… Read more
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$3,500.00
image of Twenty years before the mast, or life in the forecastle, being the  experience and voyages of Nicholas Peter Isaacs containing an account of  his escapes from wild beasts; from the dangers of war; from British press  gangs; from frequent shipwrecks; together with several remarkable dreams,  and a mass of other interesting facts, and including an account of his  conversion to God

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Nice copy in embossed green cloth; gilt title to spine. Gift inscription to front fly; light moisture mark to lower left text quadrant; wear to head of spine (see image). ; 16mo; xv [5]-199 pages; All shipments through USPS insured Priority Mail.
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$370.00
image of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 50 illustrations; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 42 illustrations;

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Beautiful midnight blue full grained morocco with gilt ruling and illustration to boards, as well as 5 raised bands with gilt particulars and two labels to spine; gilt rolled edges. Gilt inner dentelles;marbled endpapers; all edges gilt. Housed in marbled slipcase. General wear to slipcase (see image). No previous owners' names or other markings. TTLG: xi, 228 pp.; AAIW: 200… Read more
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$1,500.00
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Your Reason & Blake's System (INSCRIBED by Ginsberg)

by Allen Ginsberg

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William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA
Published
1988
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$275.00

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Signed and inscribed by Ginsberg t; August 12, 1989. Pictorial dust jacket with silver particulars to front and illustration to back; Green wraps. Color reproductions of William Blake's paintings throughout. "Hanuman Books are published and edited by Raymond Foye & Francesco Clemente." Light wear to exterior, but still in very good condition. 43 pp. 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches
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$275.00
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The Works of Joseph Conrad (20 Volume set - Complete) SIGNED

by Joseph Conrad

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William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA
Published
1921
Condition
Very Good
Item Price
$4,800.00

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Signed by Conrad to limitation page. "This edition of the works of Joseph Conrad, printed from type that has been distributed, is limited to 780 sets, of which 750 are for sale and 30 for presentation. This is No. 46." Deep blue half morocco over blue cloth boards with gilt rule and 5 raised bands and gilt particulars to spine.… Read more
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$4,800.00
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Works of Rudyard Kipling (Signed Seven Seas Edition) - 23 Volumes

by Rudyard Kipling

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William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA
Published
1913-1915
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Seven Seas Edition
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$1,200.00

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Signed by Kipling. Half green morocco (reverted to brown on spine) over green cloth boards with gilt rule and particulars to spine; 5 raised bands; marbled endpapers; top edge gilt. Printed on paper with "R * K" watermarks (where * represents a swastika) "The Seven Seas edition of the Works of Rudyard Kipling is limited to one thousand and fifty… Read more
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$1,200.00
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The Odyssey of Homer (4 Volumes--Complete)

by William Cullen Bryant (Translator)

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Published
1905
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Large Paper Edition
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$1,000.00

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Large Paper Edition limited to 600 copies of which this is number 11. Midnight blue with debossed gilt decoration with floral motif to boards and spine. Gilt rule to edges and interior boards. Top edge gilt, others deckle. 5 raised bands. Hors texte plates throughout with tissue guards present. 7 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches.
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My Word is My Bond (SIGNED)

by Sir Roger Moore

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William Chrisant & Sons' Old Florida Book Shop, ABAA, ILAB, FABA
Published
2008
Condition
As New
Edition
Limited First Edition
Item Price
$150.00

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Limited signed copy. As the plastic sealing is still intact, we are unaware of which limitation number this is, although, the publisher's sticker is adhered to the plastic stating "exclusive 1,000 copy signed and unnumbered collector's edition." Black cloth slipcase and black cloth boards with silver particulars to front and spine. 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches
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The American Museum or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, &c.

by Mathew Carey, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Paine, James Bowdoin, David Rittenhouse, Benjamin West, Jeremy Belknap, Ezra Stiles, Noah Webster, H.M. Brackenridge, Joel Barlow, Timothy Dwight, Benjamin Ru

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Published
1787
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$1,600.00

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America's first literary magazine, including early printings of the Federalist Papers and the Constitution in No.s 3, 5 and 6. Contributors include: George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Paine, James Bowdoin, David Rittenhouse, Benjamin West, Jeremy Belknap, Ezra Stiles, Noah Webster, H.M. Brackenridge, Joel Barlow, Timothy Dwight, Benjamin Rush, Joel Dickinson, and Tench Coxe. American Museum included… Read more
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