19th Century Literature

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Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass

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.... Read more
A Tale Of Two Cities

A Tale Of Two Cities

by Charles Dickens

Written by Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities is a historical novel that follows Manette, a French doctor imprisoned for 18 long years in Paris’s Bastille. Following his release, he goes to live in London with his daughter Lucie, who had never met him and believed him to be dead. Set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution and Reign of Terror, A Tale of Two Cities is a fictitious story that falls both into the historical and adventure genres. The famous book is one of the... Read more
Uncle Tom's Cabin

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... Read more
The Scarlet Letter

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... Read more
Ivanhoe

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... Read more
Life On the Mississippi

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

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

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

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... Read more
The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers

by Charles Dickens

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (commonly known as The Pickwick Papers) is the first novel published by Charles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club catapulted the 24-year-old author to immediate fame. Readers were captivated by the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the lover Tupman, the sportsman Winkle &, above all, by that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr. Pickwick, & his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell... Read more
Tess Of the D'Urbervilles

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... Read more
Works Of Charles Dickens

Works Of Charles Dickens

by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (7 February 1812  - 9 June 1870) was an English author of many notable works, including Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, and A Tale of Two Cities. Multiple publishing firms have released bound collections of his works. Notable sets of Dickens Works have been published by Chapman and Hall in a 24 piece set, and Baker and Taylor in a 12 volume set. 
Captains Courageous

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.
The Life and Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby

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

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... Read more
Rob Roy

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

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... Read more
Felix Holt, the Radical

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.
The Scarlet Letter, Easton Press

The Scarlet Letter, Easton Press

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Vanity Fair a Novel Without a Hero

Vanity Fair a Novel Without a Hero

by William Makepeace Thackeray

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The Yarn Of Old Harbour Town

by William Clark, 1844-1911 Russell

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The Song Of Hiawatha

by Henry Wadsworth Longefellow

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Mamsfield Park

by Jane Austen

19th Century Literature Books & Ephemera

The Posthumous Papers Of the Pickwick Club

The Posthumous Papers Of the Pickwick Club

by Dickens, Charles

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (commonly known as The Pickwick Papers) is the first novel published by Charles Dickens. The Posthumous Papers Of The Pickwick Club catapulted the 24-year-old author to immediate fame. Readers were captivated by the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the lover Tupman, the sportsman Winkle &, above all, by that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr. Pickwick, & his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell... Read more
Alice\'s Adventures In Wonderland

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.... Read more
Poems

Poems

by Wilde, Oscar

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... Read more
Thackeray

Thackeray

by Taylor, Theodore

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

by Twain, Mark

A little wear to the cover, with a few creases at the corners both front and back and one small tear (
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$1.69
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

by Charles Dickens

London: Chapman and Hall, 193?. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. R. Seymour and "Phiz. Professionally rebound in gray-black cloth binding. Gilt on spine. Illustrated half-title page. 43 B&W illustrations by R. Seymour and "Phiz." xiv, 609pp. Several very slight stains on the covers (barely noticeable). Smudges and mild foxing to pages. Leaf of pages 25/26 missing (ending of chapter 2). Text body is free from any writing. Full refund if not satisfied.
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$100.00
The Wonderful Adventures of Phra, the Phoenician.

The Wonderful Adventures of Phra, the Phoenician.

by Arnold, Ewin Lester

New York: Phoenix Publ. Co.,, 1892. 1st American edition.The 1st British was a triple decker & the first British one volume edition was published the same year - preceeds the Lupton, Bert, Putnam, & Lovell editions - An ancient merchant lives his life over & over - re-incarnation novel. Pages browned else very good in decorated cloth, the gilt spine panel bright & clear - minor fraying starting at the spine tips, w/o loss, tight E. Pluribus Unum, Eagle & Shield binding.. First... Read more
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$45.00
Rob Roy; The Heart of Midlothian

Rob Roy; The Heart of Midlothian

by Scott, Sir Walter

Belford, Clarke & Company. Good. 1880. Hardcover. No issue date, but ca. 1880 (based on owner's inscription of 1882). 427 pages, plus notes and index. Binding a little weak at front hinge, and with splits starting in several places -- but still basically OK. Pages unmarked but tanned. Ex-owner name. Tissue protective page over frontispiece. No dustjacket at issue. Green cloth cover with gold and black designs and titles -- worn at edges, especially spine tips, with clean front but faded... Read more
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$75.00
ABAFT THE FUNNEL

ABAFT THE FUNNEL

by KIPLING, Rudyard

New York: B. W. Dodge & Co., 1909. First Edition. hardcover. Hinge cracked at the rear but very tight; covers bright and fresh. The dustwrapper is complete with only minor chipping at the spine tips and corners. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustwrapper. Livingston 328. Pirated Edition, preceding the first edition of this collection of stories. This is one of the last copies to be bound with the front cover lettered in red rather than gold.
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$250.00
THE ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY in two volumes

THE ANNUAL ANTHOLOGY in two volumes

by (BYRON, Lord); (COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor); [SOUTHEY, Robert - editor] et. al

Bristol: Biggs and Co., 1799 & 1800. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine, handsomely bound. Two volumes (4" x 6-1/2") bound in recent half brown morocco with matching corners retaining the original marbled boards, all edges marbled. Leaf B8 (pages 31-32) lacking in first volume, as usual; C3 in second volume in uncancelled state, with word "wicked" present on page 37, line 9. [Tinker 1953; Wise, Coleridge, 15]. Contributions by Samuel T. Coleridge (27 poems, some previously unpublished), Poet Laureate... Read more
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$3125.00
The song of Hiawatha

The song of Hiawatha

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; Nathan Haskell Dole

New York : T.Y. Crowell & Co, 1899. Hardcover. Very Good. Bound in publisher's brown suede. Hardcover. Gold Gilt with words Hiawatha and brass flower on front cover. Good binding and cover. All edges gilt. Clean, unmarked pages. Contemporary signature on fep. xvi, 297 pages.
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$41.16
Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

Paperback. Good.
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£1.00
Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

Tess of the D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman

by HARDY, THOMAS

London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1926. Book. Illus. by Vivien Gribble. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Quarter vellum spine, gilt, lightly soiled and creased on top, and slightly bumped on the bottom. Covers are marbled boards, bumped corners. Limited edition (325 copies), signed by the author on the limited edition page. Residue inside front and rear cover and yellowing to the first blank page after. Frontis protected by tissue. Text block... Read more
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$4500.00
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

by Twain, Mark (Clemens, Samuel Langhorne)

New York: Charles L. Webster & Company, 1890. Reprint. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Beard, Dan. 1890 printing of BAL 3249: No fly-title, plate on p. 59 updated, the word 'Connecticut' omitted from title on front board and spine, broken text on last three lines of p. 72. Hinges loose, corners exposed, armorial bookplate of C.H. Halcomb on front endpaper, pencil name and address of different owner on front flyleaf. xv, [1], 575, [3] pp. 4to. Illustrations by Dan Beard. "A Yankee... Read more
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$90.00
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

by Charles Dickens

London/New York: J. M. Dent/E. P. Dutton, 1916. No.238 of Everyman's Library's edited by Ernest Rhys. This is fourth printing 1916. Hard cover w/gilt spine lettering/deco, 843 pgs, Deco endpapers. Covers have blind stamp of J.M.Dent. Binding is Firm, Pages are Clean >no names or marks. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.
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$25.00
Ivanhoe: A Romance. (Windermere Edition).

Ivanhoe: A Romance. (Windermere Edition).

by Sir Walter Scott

Ivanhoe: A Romance. (Windermere Edition). By Sir Walter Scott. With Illustrations by Milo Winter (14 color illustrations). Published in 1918 by Rand McNally & Company. Hardcover, 637 pages, 14 color illustrations. Book was worn. In L3 box629.
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$1998.00
A concise view of the constitution of England

A concise view of the constitution of England

by George Custance

Subjects: Constitutional law - Great Britain. Politics and government. Good to very good, cover worn, still strong and well bound, pages are very good and generally clean, slight tanning. Hardback, some ink writing to first and last blank sheets. 448 pages Inc indexPlease view the photographs for more information.Excellent Customer service is a priority.Items are guaranteed to be very well packaged prior to postage. Tracking details will be forwarded to the purchaser.
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€65.00
The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

by Dickens, Charles

London: William Nicholson and Sons, nd. pictorial hard cover. G. Good condition with numerous minor faults commensurate with age./No Jacket. Illustrated with black and white drawings.
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AU$60.00
My Bondage and My Freedom

My Bondage and My Freedom

by Douglass, Frederick

New York and Auburn: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1855 Introduction by Dr. James McCune Smith. First edition, first printing. Original publisher’s brown cloth, with decoration in blind to boards, titles in gilt to spine, three engraved plates including frontispiece portrait of Douglass engraved by John Chester Buttre. Minor rubbing to cloth, spine lightly faded, touch of fraying to foot of spine, a bit of offsetting to endpapers, and pages lightly spotted. Overall, a very handsome copy, free of... Read more
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$15000.00
The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the service of Her Majesty Q. Anne. Written By Himself.

The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the service of Her Majesty Q. Anne. Written By Himself.

by Thackeray, William Makepeace

London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1852 Three volumes. First edition, first printing, with 16 pp. of publisher's ads to rear of Vol. III. Publisher's brown cloth with white paper spine labels lettered in black. About very good with various wear and spotting to boards, toning and rubbing to spine labels with some small loss; Vol. I with a horizontal closed tear across the middle of the backstrip and a few small ink stains, some chipping to spine ends, cloth rubbed away at corners of the boards, rear... Read more
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$400.00
Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus; The Ghost Seer; Edgar Huntley

Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus; The Ghost Seer; Edgar Huntley

by Shelley, Mary; Schiller, Friedrich; Brown, Charles Brockden

London: Colburn and Bentley, 1831 Two volumes: No. IX with Frankenstein (complete) and Ghost Seer (Vol. 1); No. X with Ghost Seer (Vol. 2) and Edgar Huntley (complete). Illustrated by Theodor von Holst and engraved by William Chevalier. First illustrated edition, first printing, third edition overall. Publisher's brown boards, black labels with gilt lettering to spines, Frankenstein and The Ghost Seer with frontispiece and title page illustrations, cream endpapers. Very good unsophisticated set with... Read more
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$27500.00
Rob Roy

Rob Roy

by Scott Sir Walter

London and Glasgow: Collins Clear Type. Hardcover. No Jacket. 155x105x24mm. 155x105x24mm+281g . . Collins Clear Type. London and Glasgow. . . . . No date. Red cloth boards; hardback; gold lettering and decoration on spine. Dark maroon end papers; silk ribbon place marker: Image is ALWAYS of the ACTUAL BOOK: Book and or Jacket may have names. dedications. marks. tears. foxing. browned pages. creasing and losses unless otherwise noted.. . . . .... Read more
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AU$17.00
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Volume 2) (2)

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Volume 2) (2)

by Dickens, Charles

University of Pennsylvania Press. Very Good. University of Pennsylvania Press; Philadelphia, 1982. Trade paperback. Facsimile Edition. 2 Volumes Complete. A Very Good, binding sturdy, some wear/scuff marks to covers, sunned spine, lightly sunned pages, some wear along cover edges and to cover corners, a nice, clean and unmarked set in wraps. 8vo[octavo or approx. 6 x 9], approx. 635pp. total. We pack securely and ship daily w/delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of... Read more
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$22.00
A WELCOME and A WELCOME. TO HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS OF WALES FROM THE POET LAUREATE with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO HIS PUBLISHER

A WELCOME and A WELCOME. TO HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS OF WALES FROM THE POET LAUREATE with an AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO HIS PUBLISHER

by TENNYSON, Alfred Lord

London: Edward Moxon & Co./Day & Son, 1863. First Edition. Wraps. The illuminated version is disbound and has a faint running stain in the lower left corner almost entirely in the margin. The signature is a bit faded with mounting traces on the verso of the letter. Near Fine. Included are a first issue copy (with the solid diamond and rule ornament on the title) of the 4-page leaflet (4-1/4" x 6-3/4") published by Edward Moxon & Co. and the version illuminated by Owen Jones (8-1/4" x 11-1/2") and... Read more
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$2187.50
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby - The Cosmopolitan Series, No. 1,  July 2, 1889

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby - The Cosmopolitan Series, No. 1, July 2, 1889

by Dickens, Charles

NY: Hurst & Company, 1889 338pp, [4], bound in original paper covers, and in a protective mylar sleeve. Paper age darkened, small chips to edges/corners, closed tears to front cover. NO LABELS, INSCRIPTIONS, NOR MARKINGS.
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$125.00
THREE TALES: A SIMPLE HEART, THE LEGEND OF SAINT JULIAN, HERODIAS

THREE TALES: A SIMPLE HEART, THE LEGEND OF SAINT JULIAN, HERODIAS

by FLAUBERT, Gustave

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1978. Hardcover. Fine in torn glassine with foxing to the slipcase in the original shipping box. May Neama. Quarto (8" x 11-5/8") bound in buckram-backed paper boards decorated with ornaments originally designed in Paris by Fournier Le Jeune. Introduction by Guy de Maupassant. Illustrated with color plates by May Neama. Copy #956 of 1600 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.
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$75.00
TESS OF THE d'URBERVILLES

TESS OF THE d'URBERVILLES

by Thomas Hardy

Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented
is a famous novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialised version, then in book form 1891. It is about the life of a country girl who falls prey to an employer, falls in love and is abandoned, and has to make her way with disgrace hanging over her. It is now considered one of the major novels of 19th century England and has been adapted for the stage, screen and theatre innumerable times, with its most famous... Read more
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CA$40.00