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The Alhambra

The Alhambra

by Washington Irving

London: Macmillan And Co, 1911. leather. vg. octavo. 435pp Bound in 1/2 purple leather binding. Gilt lettering and design to spine. Ribbon. Black and white illustrations by Joseph Pennell. Top of spine bumped with small tear. There is very thin one inch line in black on front cover. Light rubbing at corners. Bookplate of former owner on front endpaper.
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$45.00
The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montague

The Letters and Works of Lady Mary Wortley Montague

by Lord Wharncliffe

Richard Bentley, 1837. Second edition revised. Leather Bound. very good. Three volume set. Contemporary tan leather. Marble endpapers. Engraved frontispiece. in each volume. Nice set with some slight scuffing to leather bindings. " A painting of Mary Wortley Montagu by Jonathan Richardson the Younger Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (née Pierrepont; baptised 26 May 1689 - 21 August 1762) was an English aristocrat, letter writer, and poet. Lady Mary is today chiefly remembered for her letters,... Read more
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$125.00
Vanity Fair; A Novel Without A Hero

Vanity Fair; A Novel Without A Hero

by William Makepeace Thackeray

New York: Mayfair, no date. leather. vg. octavo. 730pp Illustrated. Bound in 3/4 blue leather with marble boards. Gilt title and design to spine. (Some light soiling and sunfading to spine. Marble endpapers. Bookplate of former owner on front endpaper.
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$55.00
The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray

by Gray, Thomas

London: Charles Tilt. Very Good-; Quarter inch crack at top of rear hinge.. 1837. Hardcover. Tilt's Miniature Classic Library; 48mo 3½" - 4" tall; Dark red morocco, ornate blind tooling with gilt fountain within decorative border, all edges gilt, iv, 135p., frontispiece. .
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$125.00
The Poetical Works of John Milton; Three volumes

The Poetical Works of John Milton; Three volumes

by Rev. John Mitfford

Boston: Little, Brown and Co, 1854. Full Leather. good. 16mo. (7" x 4 1/2") Bound in full brown leather with leather title labels to spines. Gilt design to spines. Marble endpapers. Three volume set. Bookplates of previous owner on front endpapers. There is some sunning to covers of volume three. Interiors very nice.
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$150.00
The History of England; From the Accession of James the second

The History of England; From the Accession of James the second

by Lord Macaulay

London: Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1862. Full Leather. vg. octavos. Eight volume set. Bound in full brown leather. Leather title labels to spines. Gilt design to spines. Marble endpapers and fore-edges. A bit of discoloration at front of volume one. Light scuffing to front cover of Volume VIII. Leather presentation bookplate on front endpaper of volume one. Name of previous owner in each volume. A very handsome set.
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$625.00
Religion Medici and Other Essays

Religion Medici and Other Essays

by Sir Thomas Browne

London: Smith, Elder and Co, 1898. revised edition. Full Leather. fine. 16mo. 303pp Bound in full green leather with gilt design to front cover and gilt design and lettering to spine.
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$160.00
The Works of Joseph Conrad (20 Volume set - Complete) SIGNED

The Works of Joseph Conrad (20 Volume set - Complete) SIGNED

by Joseph Conrad

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. Top edge gilt' others deckle. Titles include: Almayer's Folly; Victory; Chance; Youth; Notes on Life and Letters; A Set of Six; Under Western Eyes; The Shadow-Line; Lord Jim; The... Read more
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$4,800.00
The Poor Traveller: Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn: and Mrs. Gamp.

The Poor Traveller: Boots at the Holly-Tree Inn: and Mrs. Gamp.

by Charles Dickens

Bound by Jeffries and Sons, Bristol with their label to rear pastedown. Full red morocco with gilt rule and intricate detailing; 5 raised bands; all edges gilt. Gilt rolled edges; gilt inner dentelles; marbled endpapers. Original wraps were not included. 114 pp. 4 x 6 1/4 inches.
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$200.00
The History of England, from the Invasion of Julias Caesar to the Revolution in 1688 (6 Volumes--Complete)

The History of England, from the Invasion of Julias Caesar to the Revolution in 1688 (6 Volumes--Complete)

by David Hume

Full ruled calf with elaborate gilt particulars to spine and 5 raised bands. Silk ribbons in all volumes. Tight bindings. 5 3/4 x 9 inches.
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$750.00
History of India (9 Volume Set - Complete)

History of India (9 Volume Set - Complete)

by A. V. Williams Jackson (Editor)

Half red morocco over marbled boards with 5 raised bands and gilt particulars to spine. Marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt, and deckled edges. Hors textes plates throughout. Frontispieces hand-colored. Black and white illustrations throughout text. Occasional wear to morocco (see image). 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches.
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$1,000.00
The Writings on Art of Anna Jameson [Sacred and Legendary Art (2 vol.); Memoirs of Italian Painters; Legends of the Monastic Orders; Legends of the Madonna]

The Writings on Art of Anna Jameson [Sacred and Legendary Art (2 vol.); Memoirs of Italian Painters; Legends of the Monastic Orders; Legends of the Madonna]

by Anna Jameson, Estelle M. Hurll (Editor)

Fine vibrant red half morocco over marbled boards with gilt rule. Tight, sturdy binding. Marbled endpapers. 5 raised bands and gilt particulars with floral motif to spine. Top edge gilt. Silk ribbon present in each volume. Uncut pages. "Abundantly illustrated with designs from ancient and modern art," some of which are hors textes. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
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$1,000.00
Scelta Di Poesie Italiane d" Autori Moderni  [Fore-edge Painting]

Scelta Di Poesie Italiane d" Autori Moderni [Fore-edge Painting]

by Buttura, Antonio [1770-1832]

Parigi: Presso Lefevre, 1822. 42mo. Fore-edge painting depicting the leaning tower of Pisa along side the Cathedral. 310pp. vol. 30 only. Text in Italian. Bound in full maroon straight grained morocco, slightly raised bands with title gilt, all edges gilt, magnificently rebacked with original spine laid down. A charming little book with early bookplate depicting a royal cape with crown on top and with central initials (?).
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$450.00
The Life of Cardinal Wolsey; From the original Autograph Manuscript with notes and other illustrations by Samuel Weller Singer

The Life of Cardinal Wolsey; From the original Autograph Manuscript with notes and other illustrations by Samuel Weller Singer

by George Cavendish

Harding & Lepard, Pall Mall East, MDCCCXXVII. Second Edition. Full Leather. vg. Full brown leather. Five raised bands. Leather title label to spine. TEG.Marble endpapers. Steel engraving frontispiece of Queen Ann Boleyn and numerous other engravings throughout text. Engravings by E. Scriven. Binding tight Some scattered foxing. Light scuffing at bottom fore-edges (about 1/2") . Slight rubbing at top and bottom of spine. Leather also shows a bit of wear along spine.
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$210.00
The Clayhanger Family; 1: Clayhanger, II: Hilda Lessways, III: These Twain

The Clayhanger Family; 1: Clayhanger, II: Hilda Lessways, III: These Twain

by Arnold Bennett

London: Methuen & Co Ltd, 1926. second edition. Full Leather. vg. octavo. Bound in full brown leather. Black title label. Gilt lettering and design to cover and spine. TEG Binding by Maltey of Oxford. There is a very small white mark on lower part of front cover. Inscription of former owner on front endpaper. A pretty book.
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$125.00
Gallerie aus der Osterreichischen Vaterlandsgeschichte in Bildlicher Darstellung (2 Volumes - Complete)

Gallerie aus der Osterreichischen Vaterlandsgeschichte in Bildlicher Darstellung (2 Volumes - Complete)

by Anton Ziegler

Very attractively bound with textured detailing to boards and gilt rule; gilt particulars to spine. Marbled endpapers. 2 Volumes, complete. Sur blanc plates throughout. Gothic German text throughout. Slight foxing throughout both volumes. General wear to boards (see image). Unpaginated. No previous owners' names or other markings. 8 x 10 1/4 inches.
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$300.00
The Fortunes of Hector O'Halloran and his Man Mark Antony O'Toole

The Fortunes of Hector O'Halloran and his Man Mark Antony O'Toole

by W.H.Maxwell

London: William Tegg, 1846. Hard Cover. vg. octavo. 412pp Bound in half green leather with marble boards. (Leather sun-faded to brown on spine.) Signed binding by W.J. Mansell. Marble endpapers. Black and white illustations by John Leech.
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$150.00
Napoleon and Marie-Louise 1810 - 1814   A Memoir

Napoleon and Marie-Louise 1810 - 1814 A Memoir

by Durand, Madame La Generale

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886. Book. Very Good (or better). Three-Quarter Leather. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Written by "First Lady to the Empress Marie-Louise" and first published in 1819. "Ducie" written in ink on title page. Finely bound in blue pebbled leather with five raised bands. Gilt trimmed decoration and lettering including "Ducie" at foot of spine. Marbled boards, all edges and endpapers. Spine evenly... Read more
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$45.00
A Modern Comedy

A Modern Comedy

by John Galsworthy

London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1929. new impression. Full Leather. near fine. Octavo. 1088pp Bound in full green leather. Gilt lettering to cover and spine. Five raised bands. AEG. A beautiful binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London. Previous owner has had her name embossed in gilt on front cover.
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$200.00
The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments (Episcopal Church, US) Together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David. Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre

The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments (Episcopal Church, US) Together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David. Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre

New York: Thomas N. Stanford, 1856. Book. Good. Full Leather. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Two Volumes bound together with full titles as follows: "The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Protestant Episcopal Church, in the United States of America: Together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David," 585 pages, and "Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre; with... Read more
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$50.00
THE HOLY BIBLE Containing the Old and New Testaments

THE HOLY BIBLE Containing the Old and New Testaments

by Bible (New Revised Standard Version)

New York: American Bible Society, 1989. Hardcover. 1133p. A burgundy hardcover book in very good condition. Pale smudges on front cover. Former owner's private library stamps on endpapers and title page. Otherwise clean and tight. New Revised Standard Version of the Holy Bible.
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$15.00
The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer in six volumes

The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer in six volumes

by Geoffrey Chaucer

London: William Pickering, 1845. The Aldine Edition of the British Poets. 1/2 leather. Very Good. 17 x 11.5 cm. 16mo. 326, 330, 363, 321, 321, 288 pages. Complete 6 volume set. 1/2 green leather with marble boards matching endpapers. 5 raised bands. Darkening to spines. Some rubbing to the edges of the boards and raised bands.
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$305.00
From the German - verses written from the German poets

From the German - verses written from the German poets

by Drinkwater, John

London: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd, 1924 29, [1] pages. In the original decorated paper covered boards and vellum spine. Vellum lettering label to the front board - this is lifting lightly at the edges. Preserved within the original box and still with the now browned and creased tissue paper dustwrapper. Numbered 24 of the 250 copies printed and signed by Drinkwater at the end of the introduction. In very good condition. Some light browning to end papers. Pages are top edges gilt. The box has just light... Read more
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£70.00
The Shepheard's Calendar

The Shepheard's Calendar

by Spenser, Edmund; Walter Crane illus

NY & LOndon: Harper & Brothers, 1898. First edition. Green decorated cloth binding designed by Crane. Very Good. Hinges slightly cracked, second leaf (blank) darkened from a laid in clipping. Binding clean and bright
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$200.00