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    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

    Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, tell the story of a young girl in a fantasy world filled with peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The classic tale of literary nonsense takes the reader on an exploration of logic and absurdities. The Alice books — sometimes combined or referred to with the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland — have been translated into at least 97 languages with over a hundred different editions. The books have also been adapted numerous times into films (both live action and cartoon), plays, and musicals.


    A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

    A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. With 200 million copies sold, it is the most printed original English book, the most printed and among the most famous works of fiction.


    Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

    In Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe, the title character Uncle Tom is a long-suffering slave, loyal to both his faith and his master. Presented with an opportunity to escape, he instead chooses to remain in slavery to avoid embarrassing his master. After being sold to a slave trader, Tom suffers brutal treatment and is eventually beaten to death for his refusal to betray his friends — made to represent an ideal of true Christianity. Enormously popular (it was the best-selling novel of the 19th century) and influential, it’s publication in 1852 was instrumental in bringing visibility to the cruel reality of slavery. In more recent years, it has come under considerable criticism for its portrayal of meekness and subservience and the phrase “Uncle Tom” is sometimes used as an epithet for someone seen as overly subservient. 


    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (1850) is considered the American author Nathaniel Hawthorne's 'masterwork.' A work of historical fiction set in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the Puritan settlement of 1642-1949 itells the story of Hester Prynne, who after having a child as a result of an extra-marital affair attempts to live a life of repentance and dignity although she is marked by having to wear a Scarlett A on her person. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin, and guilt. The Scarlett Letter was one of the first mass-produced novels in the United States, prior printing of books generally done by hand. The 2,500 copies first printed sold out in days, and the mass-production of books opened up conversation about books and authors to a wider-audience on a national level. The first edition of The Scarlet Letter sold out in ten days and “made Hawthorne’s fame, changed his fortune and gave to our literature its first symbolic novel a year before the appearance of Melville’s Moby-Dick” (Bradley). Although an instant best-seller, the books sales over fourteen years only brought the author $1500.


    Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

    Published in 1820 by author Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe is an influential historical romance novel set in medieval England. Ivanhoe represents a departure from Scott’s other novels, and remains his most well-known work. Scott explores many different themes in Ivanhoe, chief among them the rivalry and tension between the Saxons and Normans, feudal injustice as well as the oppression of England’s Jewish communities at the time. Critical reception was very positive at the time of publication, and Scott is credited with renewing interest in medieval England, leading to the publication of other novels set during the Dark Ages. The novel is also noteworthy for being historically accurate, correctly noting key figures and events of the time. In addition, Ivanhoe is also credited with expanding interest in the mythical Robin Hood, who Scott characterized as a cheerful and noble bandit.


    Life On the Mississippi by Mark Twain

    Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before and after the American Civil War. The book begins with a brief history of the river from its discovery by Hernando de Soto in 1542. It continues with anecdotes of Twain's training as a steamboat pilot, as the 'cub' of an experienced pilot. He describes, with great affection, the science of navigating the ever-changing Mississippi River.


    Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

    Mansfield Park is a novel by Jane Austen, written at Chawton Cottage between 1812 and 1814. It was published in July 1814 by Thomas Egerton, who published Jane Austen's two earlier novels, Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice. When the novel reached a second edition, its publication was taken over by John Murray, who also published its successor, Emma.


    A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

    The original American satiristCracked on the head by a crowbar in nineteenth-century Connecticut, Hank Morgan wakes to find himself in King Arthur's England. Branded by Twain's aptitude for broad comedy and biting social satire, the grim truths of Twain's Camelot-fear, injustice, ignorance-resound as clearly now as when it was written


    The Song Of Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    From the book:The Song of Hiawatha is based on the legends and stories of many North American Indian tribes, but especially those of the Ojibway Indians of northern Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. They were collected by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the reknowned historian, pioneer explorer, and geologist. He was superintendent of Indian affairs for Michigan from 1836 to 1841. Schoolcraft married Jane, O-bah-bahm-wawa-ge-zhe-go-qua (The Woman of the Sound Which the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky), Johnston. Jane was a daughter of John Johnston, an early Irish fur trader, and O-shau-gus-coday-way-qua (The Woman of the Green Prairie), who was a daughter of Waub-o-jeeg (The White Fisher), who was Chief of the Ojibway tribe at La Pointe, Wisconsin. Jane and her mother are credited with having researched, authenticated, and compiled much of the material Schoolcraft included in his Algic Researches (1839) and a revision published in 1856 as The Myth of Hiawatha. It was this latter revision that Longfellow used as the basis for The Song of Hiawatha.


    Tess Of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman, was first published as a censored and serialized version in the British illustrated newspaper, The Graphic in 1891. An intimate portrait of a woman, one of literature's most admirable and tragic heroines...Tess Durbeyfield knows what it is to work hard and expect little. But her life is about to veer from the path trod by her mother and grandmother. When her ne'er-do-well father learns that his family is the last of a long noble line, the d'Urbervilles, he sends Tess on a journey to meet her supposed kin—a journey that will see her victimized by lust, poverty, and hypocrisy. Shaped by an acute sense of social injustice and by a vision of human fate cosmic in scope, her story is a singular blending of harsh realism and poignant beauty. Thomas Hardy created in Tess not a standard Victorian heroine but a woman whose intense vitality shines against the bleak backdrop of a dying way of life. The novel shocked contemporary readers with its honesty and remains a timeless commentary on the human condition. -


    The Posthumous Papers Of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (commonly known as The Pickwick Papers) is the first novel by Charles Dickens. After the publication, the widow of the illustrator Robert Seymour claimed that the idea for the novel was originally her husband's; however, in his preface to the 1867 edition, Dickens strenuously denied any specific input, writing that "Mr Seymour never originated or suggested an incident, a phrase, or a word, to be found in the book.


    Works Of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens

    An immediate bestseller when it was first published in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has endured ever since as a perennial Yuletide favorite. Charles Dickens's beloved tale about the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge--who comes to know the meaning of kindness, charity, and goodwill through a haunting Christmas Eve encounter with four ghosts--is a heartwarming celebration of the spirit of Christmas. 'Whether the Christmas visions would or would not convert Scrooge, they convert us,' wrote G. K. Chesterton. 'The story sings from end to end like a happy man going home.'The Modern Library edition also presents two more of Dickens's popular Christmas stories, The Chimes and The Haunted Man, Dickens's last Christmas tale, which features one of his greatest comic families, the Tetterbys. With an introduction by John Irving.


    The Life and Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

    Nicholas Nickleby is left responsible for his mother and sister when his father dies. The novel follows his attempt to succeed in supporting them, despite his uncle Ralph's antagonistic lack of belief in him. It is one of Dickens' early comic novels.


    Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott

    Sir Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771. Educated for the law, he obtained the office of sheriff-depute of Selkirkshire in 1799 and in 1806 the office of clerk of session, a post whose duties he fulfilled for some twenty-five years. His lifelong interest in Scottish antiquity and the ballads which recorded Scottish history led him to try his hand at narrative poems of adventure and action. The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810) made his reputation as one of the leading poets of his time. A novel, Waverley , which he had begun in 1805, was published anonymously in 1814. Subsequent novels appeared with the note “by the author of Waverley”; hence his novels often are called collectively “the Waverley novels.” Some of the most famous of these are Old Mortality (1816), Rob Roy (1817), Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), and Quentin Durward (1823). In recognition of his literary work Scott was made a baronet in 1819. During his last years he held various official positions and published biographies, editions of Swift and Dryden, tales, lyric poetry, and various studies of history and antiquity. He died in 1832.


    Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott

    Young Frank Osbaldistone, sent to live in Scotland, is drawn to the powerful figure of Rob Roy MacGregor, who, with his wife, fights for justice and dignity for Scotland. Twists of plot and a romantic outlaw's cunning escapes make this a classic epic.


    Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope

    When Joseph Mason of Groby Park, Yorkshire, died, he left his estate to his family. A codicil to his will, however, left Orley Farm (near London) to his much younger second wife and infant son. The will and the codicil were in her handwriting, and there were three witnesses, one of whom was no longer alive. A bitterly fought court case confirmed the codicil. Twenty years pass. Lady Mason lives at Orley farm with her adult son, Lucius. Samuel Dockwrath, a tenant, is asked to leave by Lucius, who wants to try new intensive farming methods. Aggrieved, and knowing of the original case (John Kenneby, one of the codicil witnesses, had been an unsuccessful suitor of his wife Miriam Usbech), Dockwrath investigates and finds a second deed signed by the same witnesses on the same date, though they can remember signing only one. He travels to Groby Park in Yorkshire, where Joseph Mason the younger lives with his comically parsimonious wife, and persuades Mason to have Lady Mason prosecuted for forgery. The prosecution fails, but Lady Mason later confesses privately that she committed the forgery, and is prompted by conscience to give up the estate. There are various subplots. The main one deals with a slowly unfolding romance between Felix Graham (a young and relatively poor barrister without family) and Madeline Staveley, daughter of Judge Stavely of Noningsby. Graham has a long-standing engagement to the penniless Mary Snow, whom he supports and educates while she is being “moulded” to be his wife. Between the Staveleys at Alston and Orley Farm at Hamworth lies the Cleve, where Sir Peregrine Orme lives with his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Orme, and grandson, Peregrine. Sir Peregrine falls in love with Lady Mason and is briefly engaged to her, but she calls off the match when she realises the seriousness of the court case. Meanwhile, Mr. Furnival, another barrister, befriends Lady Mason, arousing the jealousy of his wife. His daughter, Sophia, has a brief relationship with Augustus Stavely and a brief engagement to Lucius Mason. Eventually Furnival and his wife are reconciled, and Sophia's engagement is dropped. Sophia is portrayed as an intelligent woman who writes comically skillful letters.


    Felix Holt, the Radical by George Eliot

    Felix Holt, the Radical is a social novel written by George Eliot about political disputes in a small English town at the time of the First Reform Act of 1832. In January 1868, Eliot penned an article entitled "Address to Working Men, by Felix Holt". This came on the heels of the Second Reform Act of 1867 which expanded the right to vote beyond the landed classes and was written in the character of, and signed by, Felix Holt.


    Poems by Oscar Wilde

    From the book:Not that I love thy children, whose dull eyesSee nothing save their own unlovely woe,Whose minds know nothing, nothing care to know, -But that the roar of thy Democracies,Thy reigns of Terror, thy great Anarchies,Mirror my wildest passions like the seaAnd give my rage a brother -! Liberty!For this sake only do thy dissonant criesDelight my discreet soul, else might all kingsBy bloody knout or treacherous cannonadesRob nations of their rights inviolateAnd I remain unmoved - and yet, and yet,These Christs that die upon the barricades,God knows it I am with them, in some things.


    Thackeray by Theodore Taylor



    Edmund Wilson by Richard, Hauer Costa



    Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling; I W Taber



    Vanity Fair a Novel Without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray



    Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling

    Harvey Cheyne is the over-indulged son of a millionaire. When he falls overboard from an ocean liner her is rescued by a Portuguese fisherman and, initially against his will, joins the crew of the We're Here for a summer. Through the medium of an exciting adventure story, Captains Courageous (1897) deals with a boy who, like Mowgli in The Jungle Book, is thrown into an entirely alien environment.


    Ralph Waldo Emerson by Joel Myerson



Fiction by Period Books & Ephemera


    Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Carroll, Lewis

    Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, tell the story of a young girl in a fantasy world filled with peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The classic tale of literary nonsense takes the reader on an exploration of logic and absurdities. The Alice books — sometimes combined or referred to with the abbreviated title Alice in Wonderland — have been translated into at least 97 languages with over a hundred different editions. The books have also been adapted numerous times into films (both live action and cartoon), plays, and musicals.


    Ralph Waldo Emerson a Descriptive Bibliography by Myerson, Joel



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    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

    Walter Scott, 1885. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1885. 535 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth boards. Contains black and white frontispiece and plates. Tanning, foxing and thumbing throughout with a few dog-eared pages. Cracks to hinges and guttering, pages remain fairly tight with some earing to edges. Boards have rub wear and marking with forward lean and sunning to spine. Bumping to corners, edges and spine ends. Some surface drop marking.


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    The Song of Hiawatha by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap Grey cloth on boards. DJ has missing sections front and back. No writing. 300 pp.. Hard Cover. Good to Very Good/Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Twain, Mark

    NY: Books Of Wonder/William Morrow. VG+. 1988. 1st Printing. Hardcover. First printing with the full number line bound in brown cloth with gol d decorations and lettering. Eight color plate by Trina Schart Hyman a nd numerous black & white drawings. Tall 8vo, 374pp. A VG+ copy in a N ear Fine dust jacket. The book has a spine slant but is otherwise fine . Clean, tight and unmarked inside and out. In a Near Fine dust jacket that has light tanning to its upper edges. .


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    Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by DICKENS Charles

    1837. First Edition . DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. London: Chapman & Hall, 1836-37. Thick octavo, early 20th-century full green morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. $4200.First book edition, mixed first and early issue, of one of Dickens’ greatest works, with 43 illustrations by Seymour and Phiz, extra-illustrated with a complete suite of 32 engraved plates, most by Thomas Onwyn (who has signed many of the plates as ""Sam Weller""), handsomely bound in full morocco-gilt by Zaehnsdorf.""From a literary standpoint the supremacy of this book has been… firmly established… It was written by Dickens when he was twenty-four and its publication placed the author on a solid foundation from which he never was removed…. It is quite probable that only Shakespeare's Works, the Bible and perhaps the English Prayer Book, exceed ""Pickwick Papers"" in circulation"" (Eckel, 17). ""Never was a book received with more rapturous enthusiasm than that which greeted the Pickwick Papers!"" (Allibone I:500). Pickwick would be the first volume in which Dickens was acknowledged as the author, rather than using his pen name, ""Boz."" With 43 illustrations by R. Seymour and Phiz, including frontispiece and vignette title page, and the scarce suppressed plates by Buss (at pages 69 and 74 in Volume I); plate intended for opposite page 334 has been bound opposite page 34. With six of seven first-issue points. Plates in mixed states. Originally issued in 20 parts from April 1836 to November 1837. Smith I:3. Gimbel A15. ""During the initial publication of Pickwick Papers several artists sold 'extra' illustrations to accompany each number… Additionally, many later editions of Pickwick Papers contain new illustrations; other later editions contain new illustrations along with reproductions of the illustrations from the first edition… Pickwick Papers has a long and complex illustration history"" (University of Washington). This copy testifies to the book's popularity among artists; the 32 extra illustrations (with 21 by Thomas Onwyn) were issued in eight monthly parts in 1837. Text and plates fine, mild toning to handsome morocco binding. A near-fine copy, very desirable extra-illustrated.


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    Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts (First Edition) by Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich

    Berlin: Nicolaischen Buchhandlung, 1821. First Edition. First Edition. Octavo. xxvi, 355, [1, imprint], with a secondary title page, opposite the primary title page at the left, reading "Naturrecht und Staatswissenschaft im Grundrisse." Publisher's original paper-covered boards, red leather spine panel with title and rule in gilt, page edges stained red. Completely unrestored, with wear along the edges and hinges, and at the spine ends, top and bottom of the spine chipped (though no titling is affected), slight lean. Good to Very Good, with a small contemporary owner name on the front pastedown, a small contemporary clipped article about Hegel tipped in at the front endpaper. A very presentable copy overall.


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    Uncle Tom's Cabin by Stowe, Harriet Beecher

    London: John Cassell, 1851 Illustrated by George Cruikshank. First English edition. Finely bound by Morrell in full tan calf with five raised bands to spine, boards and spine decorated in gilt with gilt turn-ins, blue-gray endpapers. A near fine copy with sunning to spine and a touch of rubbing to extremities, a few faint scratches to boards and offsetting from turn-ins to endpapers, previous owner's gift inscription to first free leaf. Overall, a bright, clean copy in a beautiful calf binding. Uncle Tom's Cabin is an anti-slavery novel, published in the years leading up to the American Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Originally issued serially from June 5, 1851-April 1, 1852 in the American abolitionist periodical The National Era, the novel features the fictional protagonists Tom and Eliza, two African-American slaves attempting to preserve their families in the face of abuse and oppression. Tom, the titular character, is a religious man and chooses to work within the system to ensure his family's protection. Eliza, alternatively, flees from her imprisoners, escaping to freedom in Canada. The book was inspired by the newly heightened restrictions on escaped slaves in the North; the Compromise of 1850 demanded increased enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law, which took hefty fines from anyone who failed to return an escaped slave to their "master". Throughout the text, Stowe preaches her own Christian beliefs in encouragement of compassion, mercy, and forgiveness as solutions for slavery. First published in book form on March 20, 1852 in Boston, Uncle Tom's Cabin was an instant bestseller, and was issued in a British edition in the same year. This edition, illustrated by George Cruikshank, was released just weeks later..


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    Ivanhoe (The Fine Art Scott Vol. 9) by Sir Walter Scott

    The Educational Book Co., 1111. Hardcover. Good. 472 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Vol. 9 of 'The Fine Art Scott' collection. Contains black and white illustrative plates. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and tanning.


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    Mes Passe-Temps : Chansons suivies de l'Art de la Danse, Poëme en quatre chants, calqué sur l'Art poétique de Boileau Despréaux. Orné de gravures d'après les Dessins de Moreau le jeune, avec les airs notés. by Jean-Etienne Despreaux

    Mes Passe-Temps : Chansons suivies de l'Art de la Danse, Poëme en quatre chants, calqué sur l'Art poétique de Boileau Despréaux. Orné de gravures d'après les Dessins de Moreau le jeune, avec les airs notés. Despreaux, Jean-Etienne. 1806 Signed by Despreaux, Published: Paris : L'auteur 1806 Physical Description: v1 - xiv, [251], 47p -- v2 - viii, [306], 1p; frontis, [2] leaves of plates. Signed by Despreaux. Engraved by J.B. Simonet and P H FriereThe books measure 20.5 cm x 13 cm. The books weigh just under 1 kg . Both volumes contain a half title page and a title page with publisher's vignette, Volume 1 with an illustrated frontispiece. Both volumes contain 1 leaf of plate each with protective guard sheet, both free of any rips or tears. The pages are Very good at least. Volume 2 contains two illustrated headpieces, Volume 1 contains 1 illustrated headpiece. Notes: Music (unaccompanied melodies): 47 p. at end of v. 1. The music pages start with 2 blank pages and the first page is numbered 2. Please view all the images for more information.


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    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club: Vol. I by Charles Dickens

    Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1842. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1842. 446 pages. No dust jacket. Marbled boards with brown leather spine. Vol. I. Firm binding to moderately tanned pages with bright copy throughout. Moderate foxing throughout. Shadowing and yellowed tap stains to endpapers and paste downs. Infrequent cracked hinges exposing binding. Occasional light finger marks and small stains to pages. Moderate rub wear and markings to boards with sunning to spine and board edges. Light bleach spotting. Moderate rub wear and tearing to edges and bumped corners exposing boards. Minor tears to spine ends. Slight forward lean.


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    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Dickens, Charles

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1839. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 624 pp. Bound in dark brown leather, spine with 5 raised bands with gilt ruling and gilt lettering, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, all edges gilt, engraved frontispiece (portait of the author engraved by Finden from a painting by Maclise) along with 39 additional plates by H.K. Browne ('Phiz'). First edition bound from the parts (with cover of part XVIII bound in at the rear). All is as called for in Smith for the first state (including the errors on page 123 and page 160, and the imprint of Chapman & Hall on the first four plates and the frontispiece (n.b the imprint on the frontispiece is at the very bottom edge and is only visible upon close inspection). Smith I, 5; Gimbel A 40. A very attractive copy of Dickens' third novel. A few traces of wear to the extremities and darkening to the edges of most of the plates, but the leaves and the images on the plates are generally quite clean.


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    A Tale of Two Cities (Vintage Paperback) by Dickens, Charles

    New York: Cardinal Edition No. C-35 / 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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    Irish Poets and Poetry in the Nineteenth Century. A Lecture delivered at Platt's Hall, San Francisco, on Wednesday, April 5th, 1882 by WILDE, Oscar; Robert D. Pepper, ed

    San Francisco: Book Club of California, 1972. First Edition. Quarto (27.75cm.); publisher's maroon pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and grey; [2],45pp.; photographic portrait frontispiece, illus. in text. Light edge wear, else Just About Fine. Book Club publication no. 142.


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    IVANHOE. by Scott, Sir Walter

    Webster Publishing Company. Very Good. 1947. Hardcover. Issued by Webster Publishing. Adapted by William Kottmeyer for the St. Louis Public Schools. Binding tight. Pages unmarked and only slightly aged. School library stamp neatly hidden. Decorative cover is worn at corners and spine tips, but cover otherwise OK. No dustjacket (possibly none at issue). .


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    Ivanhoe by Scott, Sir Walter

    Thomas Y. Crowell. Good. 1893. Hardcover. No dustjacket at issue. Instead, lovely floral pattern, front and back of both books. Volume 1 has damage to cover on right side, with some cloth worn away, as well as liquid stain to fore-edge, some of which has seeped into first 60 pages (but not badly). Former owner bookplate and inked name (Christmas 1926) , both volumes. ; Volumes 1 and 2. Black and white plates. Binding still tight on both books. Support an independent used bookstore in Minneapolis! .


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    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Charles Dickens

    Macmillan, 1931. Hardcover. Good. 1931. 759 pages. No dust jacket. Blue boards with gilt cloth boards. Light tanning and foxing to endpapers and text block edge with thumbing throughout. Clear and bold text with firm binding. Boards have rub wear and marking with forward lean and sunning to spine. Bumping to corners, edges and spine ends.


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    Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

    New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1898. 472 pages. Some wear inside cover....binding loose from first flyleaf, which is gone. Bookplate inside cover. Rest of book is in remarkably good shape for being 115 years old. Gilt titling on spine and front pictoral cover. . Original Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Hugh M. Eaton. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Classic.


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    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Dickens, charles

    A nd c black, 1903. Hardcover. Good. 1903. 846 pages. No dust jacket. Green boards. Cracks to hinges, text pages tight. Light tanning and foxing to text pages with light tanning and foxing to endpapers and text edges. Presentation label to front paste-down. Fraying to text page edges. Scraps and chips to text pages edges. Few dog eared corners. Small bumps to corners. Slight lean to spine. Noticeable bumping,rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. A few marks to front and rear of boards. Water marks to boards and spine.


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    €315.00

    Reineke Fuchs (Reynard the Fox) by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

    Wilhelm Von Kaulbach's illustrated edition. Half-title, frontispiece, engraved pictorial title-page and regular title page, 36 exquisite full page engravings of the animal characters by Wilhelm Von Kaulbach. several pictorial head and tail pieces. 257 pages. Includes the plate after p. 42 which were banned subsequently for moral reasons, showing farmer girls in their nightgowns while hunting a intrusive cat. Wear to the original cover, splitting to front cover but still holding. Circular stain central to the first few pages, slight rip to top of first print. Strong pages with the prints, very good corners and edges throughout, slight degrees of foxing throughout. Please view the photographs for more information.


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    The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (20 Parts in 19) by Dickens, Charles

    London (April 1838-October 1839): Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Original Wrappers. First edition in the original monthly parts; 20 parts in 19; original green printed wrappers. ALL wrappers are correct; ALL ads, slips and Advertisers are present and in accord with Hatton & Cleaver, except for the quite scarce Tyas "Heads of the People" ad in part VIII. First edition, first issue of the text, with part IV having the misprint "visiter" for "sister" on page 123, line 17, and with part V having the misprint "latter" for "letter" on page 160, line 6 up. Plates in parts I and II, with publisher's imprint, as reuired. Plate 16 in part VIII is the second plate, plate 29 in part XV is the third plate. Octavo, [i-vii]viii-x[xi]xii-xiv[xv]xvi, [1]2-624. The text in part XVII is unopened, part XIX/XX is partly unopened. Plates in parts V and VIII are browned at edges, all other plates are very good to fine. Faint owner name on margin of front wraps of parts IV, V and VI. Spines are expertly renewed on parts I, II and XVII. The quite scarce Hill's Seal Wafers ad has four seals. With 39 plates by Phiz and the frontis by Maclise. Bookseller ticket on a few wraps. Overall, an outstanding set, lacking just one rare ad. Housed in a handsome, turn-of-the-Century solander pull-off top slipcase, with chemise. Hatton & Cleaver, pp. 129-160.


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    Oliver Cromwell's Lettersand Speeches with Elucidations - 3 Volumes by Carlyle, Thomas

    Glasgow, Scotland : George Routledge, 1888. - the 1888 triple decker edition og Cromwell's letters & speeches, much on the Civil War's 1636 to 1648 - the Irish & Scottish Wars, the first Protectorate Parliament to the two Parliaments, etc. - a very good set, minor chippinr to spine ends, very fragile wraps - very scarce as a set.. First Thus. Original Wraps. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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    $850.00

    The Stones of Venice (Second Edition, three volumes) by Ruskin, John

    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 rule. Light rubbing to the board edges, spine gilt and leather spine labels.


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    £650.00

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club by Dickens, Charles

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. xiv, [2], 609pp, [1], plates. Later full calf, raised bands, spine in six panels, leather title label to second panel, contrasting author label to third and matching illustrator label to fifth, remaining panels gilt with volute corner pieces, flower head centre piece with roundels to top, bottom, left and right, covers with single fillet border, marbled endpapers. Spine faded, slightly rubbed to extremities, internally quite bright and clean, page of manuscript notes on the plates bound in at the front. With forty-three tissue-guarded plates by Phiz, Buss and Seymour, this copy extra-illustrated with a further thirty-two plates by 'Sam Weller' (J. Onwhyn). Bound by Palmer Howe and Co of Manchester. With all except the first (only found in one copy) first issue points from Hatton and Cleaver, but without the variations to Hatton and Cleaver in Smith. See Smith, pages 20-27. First Edition. Full Calf. Good+. Illus. by R. Seymour, Phiz, Buss and Onwhyn. 8vo.


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    £12.00

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club - 2 volumes (The Centennial Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens) by Dickens, Charles

    London: Heron Books, 1967. No edition stated. Hardcover. Very Good. Introduction by Bernard Darwin. Illustrations by Seymour and Phiz (Hablot K. Browne). Green simulated morocco boards decoratively stamped in gilt on the spine and upper panel. Simulated raised bands on the spines, silk bookmark and silk headbands. Clean copies in tight bindings without dust jackets (as issued). Printed leaflet about the edition laid-in.


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    $50.00

    Ivanhoe by Scott, Walter, Sir

    Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1978. Leather bound. Fine. Clean, tight, unread copy. Pristine.. Saddle leather with gilt decoration all around. Four raised bands to spine with gilt lettering. All edges gilt. Silk moire end papers with matching satin place-holder ribbon. No dust jacket, as issued. 520 pp. with illustrations by Rowland Wheelwright. Limited Edition published for the subscribers to The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books.


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    $20.00

    The Sentimental Novel in America 1789 - 1860 by Brown, Herbert Ross

    Durham, North Carolina : Duke University Press, 1940. - author's complimentary copy, with slip, with signed postcard laid in, a note to a friend about the book - fine fresh copy.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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