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The Ingoldsby Legends

The Ingoldsby Legends

by Richard Harris Barham [Thomas Ingoldsby]

Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Bound by Riviere & Son, London. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham in full color and b/w. 12 plates. 8vo. Full blue Levant raised bands and compartments on spine heavily decorated. All edges gilt. Elegant, marbled endpapers. A beautiful copy.
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$675.00
The Forsyte Saga. With a Preface by Ada Galsworthy

The Forsyte Saga. With a Preface by Ada Galsworthy

by John Galsworthy

Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Full-Leather. Preface by Ada Galsworthy. 921pp. With a folding genealogical chart. Bound by Riviere and Son in green full calf. a.e.g. Gilt tooling to boards. Gilt tooling to inside borders. Gilt tooling to 6-panelled spine with two gilt labels and raised bands. Marbled endpapers. Some light scuff marks to calf boards. Very light wear to some extremities. A gorgeous copy.
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$400.00
OLD POSSUM' S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS.

OLD POSSUM' S BOOK OF PRACTICAL CATS.

by ELIOT. T. S

Faber & Faber Limited. London. 1939. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo.(8.8 x 6.6 inches). 45pp. Finely bound in recent full red morocco leather, single gilt ruled border on boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. A fine copy of this classic book in an attractive leather binding. Only 3005 copies were printed.
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$857.68
DICKENS' LONDON

DICKENS' LONDON

by MILTOUN, Francis

L.C. Page & Company: Boston, 1904. First Edition, later printing with the 1904 date on the title page. Small 8vo., pictorial gray cloth, stamped in gilt & red, top edge gilt; 300 pages. With Many Illustrations And Plans. Very Good (covers nice & bright; contents clean & tight). Bookplate of Herbert Drake Halsey- author of "The Book of Ghosts : Ancestral Lines of Herbert Drake Halsey," on the front endpaper.
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$35.00
DRAKE'S DRUM. and other Songs of the Sea. With Illustrations in colour by A.D. McCormick

DRAKE'S DRUM. and other Songs of the Sea. With Illustrations in colour by A.D. McCormick

by NEWBOLT, HENRY

Hodder & Stoughton. (1914). First McCormick edition. 4to. 12 colour plates tipped in, with tissue guards, on blue paper with gilt decorations. Fine contemporary binding, half navy blue morocco, gilt lettering, raised bands, decorated in gilt, gilt motifs in compartments, gilt line at edges of leather, blue cloth boards, top edge gilt.
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$329.88
The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Oxford: OUP, 1921. Reprint . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. original full green leather hardcover with spine heavily decorated in gilt,spine has five raised bands decorated in gilt,original red leather spine label lettered in glt,cover borders and edges decorated in gilt,portrait frontispiece,886 pages,spine a little faded otherwise very good.
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$26.39
Frederic Remington

Frederic Remington

by Peter Hassrick

Hardcover Condition: Fine. Special edition limited to 350 copies. Copy number 133/350. Signed by Peter Hassrick on limitations page. Full padded leather binding with four raised bands and blind cowboy stamp to the cover. Marble end papers. A beautiful copy. Oversized book. Additional shipping charges may be required. A beautiful copy.
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$200.00
Cyclopaedia of English Literature

Cyclopaedia of English Literature

by Robert Chambers

Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. Beautifully bound in 3/4s calf with marbled boards. Brown endpapers and red edges. Five raised, ribbed bands. Gilt spine title. Some wear to extremities and rubbing to boards. Binding is tight and square. A collector's copy.Robert Chambers (10 July 1802 – 17 March 1871) was a Scottish publisher, geologist, evolutionary thinker, author and journal editor who, like his elder brother and business partner, William Chambers, was highly influential in mid-19th-century... Read more about this item
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$225.00
Seven Keys to Baldpate

Seven Keys to Baldpate

by George Cohan

Copy of the the original playbill of the first performance of "Seven Keys to Baldpate." The play premiered on Broadway on September 22, 1913 at the Astor Theatre and ran for 320 performances. This 1913-14 play by George Cohan is based on a novel by Earl Derr Biggers. The dramatization was one of Cohan's most innovative plays. It became a hit, running for nearly a year in New York, another year in Chicago and receiving later revivals; Cohan starred in the 1935 revival. Cohan adapted it as a film in 1917,... Read more about this item
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$695.00
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

Childe Harold's Pilgrimage

by Lord Byron [George Gordon]

Hardcover. 2nd Edition. VG. Bound by Charles Hering, the most distinguished and influential English binder of the first decade of the 19th century. Binding signed. Edge wear along spine, boards, and tips. Full s. q. morocco elaborately decorated in gold. Silk end papers and partial leather dentelles. Moderate foxing. Gilt text block. Folding facsimile plate in Greek and errata page. Charles Hering from Göttingen/Germany, was called "the artistic successor to Roger Payne, the doyen of English... Read more about this item
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$800.00
Captains Courageous. A Story of the Grand Banks.

Captains Courageous. A Story of the Grand Banks.

by Rudyard Kipling

London: Macmillan 1897. 8vo, Rebound by Bayntun-Riviere. First English Edition, illustrations by I.W. Taber. Gilt page block. Clean throughout. Rebound with original covers inserted in back.
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$1,025.00
The Epicurean, a Tale. With Vignette Illustrations by J.M.W. Turner, Esg. R.A., and Alciphron, a Poem

The Epicurean, a Tale. With Vignette Illustrations by J.M.W. Turner, Esg. R.A., and Alciphron, a Poem

by Thomas Moore

Hardcover. Condition: Fine. First Edition. Short 8vo, beautifully bound in full polished calf with ornate gilt-decorated spine and covers; inner & outer dentelles; marbled end papers, A few very light scratches to boards. A Fine copy in a lovely binding. Page numbering meets points. Alciphron rare.
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$335.00
Three Hundred English Sonnets

Three Hundred English Sonnets

by David Main, ed

Condition: NF. Light soiling to spine and covers. Beautifully bound. The sonnets of over eighty sonneteers in full vellum. Of this edition on large paper, consisting of 100 copies, 75 were for sale in America. No. 43 of 100 copies. Chosen and edited with a few notes by David M. Main, editor of "A Treasury of English Sonnets." Sonneteers include Shakespeare, Keats, Byron, Shelley, Browning, Milton, and many other luminaries.Additional shipping costs for international orders.
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$850.00
Tom Brown at Oxford

Tom Brown at Oxford

by Thomas Hughes

Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Two volumes. Frontispiece. Bound in half leather. Gilt tooled spines. Decorative endpapers and textblock edges matching the boards. Some light rubbing and shelf wear. Clean interior. Bookplate of George Willis Pack on inside covers. George Willis Pack (born 1831, Peterboro, New York; d. August 31, 1906, Southampton, Long Island, New York) was a second-generation timberman in Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Building on his father's legacy, over the course of several... Read more about this item
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$160.00
Bleak House

Bleak House

by Charles Dickens

Hardcover Condition: Fine. 1st edition, 1st issue. 624 pages. Almost no foxing. Beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere. Five raised bands with gilt image of Charles Dickens on cover and facsimile of Charles Dickens' signature on rear. Text block edges in gilt. Beautiful end papers. An exceptional copy. First edition issue points present: "elgble" on page 19 line 6; "chair" on page 209, line 23; "counsinship" on page 275 line 22. Forty plates Including frontis. Half-title is present.Additional shipping for... Read more about this item
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$1,900.00
Works of Emerson.  Essays, First Series; Essays, Second Series; Representative Man; Nature; English Traits; Conduct of Life

Works of Emerson. Essays, First Series; Essays, Second Series; Representative Man; Nature; English Traits; Conduct of Life

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hardcover. Condition: Fine. From the American Classics Series by publisher David McKay. Six Emerson volumes beautifully bound in 3/4 calf and marbled boards with matching endpapers. t.e.g. Light wear to corners. A beautiful set. Six volumes. Some extra shipping may be required.
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$495.00
Our Mutual Friend

Our Mutual Friend

by Charles Dickens

Hardcover Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Full calf. Near Fine. Marcus Stone (illustrator). The first edition, first issue in book form (2 volumes). The first issue, with the three page postscript to the rear of Volume II, and with 'Pricipal' for 'Principal' to Volume II page 115. Our Mutual Friend was the last novel Charles Dickens completed before his death in 1870. Volume I illustrated with a frontispiece, and nineteen plates.Volume II illustrated with a frontispiece, and nineteen plates. . Full... Read more about this item
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$900.00
New Pocket Dictionary - Italian & English (Both Parts)

New Pocket Dictionary - Italian & English (Both Parts)

by J. E. Wessely

Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Edition Not Stated. Not dated. 470 pages. Beautifully bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in London, England. Full blue morocco. a.e.g. Five raised bands. Gilt tooling. Light edge wear to extremities. 16mo.
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$150.00
Orley Farm

Orley Farm

by Anthony Trollope

Hardcover condition: Fine. 2 volumes. With illustrations by J. E. Millais. Beautifully rebound by Bayntun bindery in Bath, England in 3/4 leather with marbled boards and marbled end papers. Five raised bands on spine with gilt on spine and gilt borders on boards. Gilt text block edges. Light rubbing to spine hinge. Internally very clean with some light foxing to to title page and end papers. Mixed set. Volume I is second issue and Volume 2 is first issue. Volume 1 is second issue as the plate faces p. 72... Read more about this item
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$600.00
POEMS OF SHELLEY. Selected and arranged by Stopford A. Brooke

POEMS OF SHELLEY. Selected and arranged by Stopford A. Brooke

by SHELLEY. PERCY BYSSHE

Macmillan & Co. Limited. London 1913. Reprint. 8vo. (6.1 x 4 inches). Contemporary fine binding, by Zaehnsdorf for Bartlett & Co. of boston, of full brown polished calf. Spine with raised bands, decorated with wavy gilt role. Compartments double ruled and decorated in gilt. Burgundy title label, gilt. Double gilt rule and wavy line borders on boards. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Two previous owners booklates, one armorial the other little more then a printed name... Read more about this item
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$197.92
The Works of John Ruskin

The Works of John Ruskin

by John Ruskin

Hardcover. Condition: Very Good+. 11 vols. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Smith, Elder & Co.. John Ruskin was a leading Victorian art critic, social thinker, writer and philanthropist. He wrote on a large variety of subjects including geology, architecture, myth, ornithology, literature, education, literature, education and the arts. Blue leather boards with five raised bands to spine. In publisher's full blue calf, with blind-tooled frame to boards, stamped in gold on spine. Marbled end papers.... Read more about this item
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$690.00
PUCK OF POOK'S HILL

PUCK OF POOK'S HILL

by KIPLING. RUDYARD.; Millar. H. R. Illustrates

Macmillan and Co, Limited. London.,1906. FIRST EDITION. Twenty line drawings by Millar. Finely bound in recent full red morocco, raised bands, gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. Lovely copy.:
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$296.89
John Brown's Body

John Brown's Body

by Stephen Vincent Benet

Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. First Trade Edition. Bound by Whitman Bennett bindery (1 of 12 bound by Whitman Bennett) in full decorated crushed morocco, with a note by the author. Beautiful, marbled endpapers. Gilt text block edges. Tight and square binding. Edges and hinges rubbed. Stephen Vincent Benet, a prominent early 20th century poet, wrote his most famous book-length poem about the Civil War. Benét won the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed poem named after the song about the great martyr for... Read more about this item
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$230.00
The Works of Mr. James Thomson

The Works of Mr. James Thomson

by Thomson, James

London: R. Baldwin, 1802. Hardcover. Personal copy of Robert Hoe III, first president of the Grolier Club, sumptuously bound by William Matthews, the most prominent American bookbinder of the day, in full crushed crimson levant morocco, with many extra engraved plates. William Matthews (1822-1896) was trained in London (Remnant and Edmonds) and worked in New York for D. Appleton & Company until 1890. His reputation as a gifted binder was established in 1842 in a folio copy of the Owen Jones' Plans of... Read more about this item
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$1,250.00
LES COLONNES D'HERCULE

LES COLONNES D'HERCULE

by CAPENDU, Ernest

1860. CAPENDU, Ernest. LES COLONNES D'HERCULE. Paris: Alexandre Cadot, [circa 1860]. 12mo., black cloth with leather spine, marbled endpapers; 347 pages, plus table & ads. First, or early, Edition. Very Good (some wear covers; contents tight with little light staining lower corner of first 50 pages & an occasional small stain text). $50.00.
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$50.00