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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
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.
Vanity Fair a Novel Without a Hero

Vanity Fair a Novel Without a Hero

by William Makepeace Thackeray

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Captains Courageous

by Rudyard Kipling; I W Taber

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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

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 about this item
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 about this item
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 about this item
Thackeray

Thackeray

by Taylor, Theodore

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

Paperback / softback. New.
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£26.26
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (2 Volumes) (Publisher series: Charles Dickens Complete Works; Identified on cover as: Pickwick Papers.)

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (2 Volumes) (Publisher series: Charles Dickens Complete Works; Identified on cover as: Pickwick Papers.)

by Dickens, Charles (Illustrations by Phiz; Seymour.)

London: Heron Books [no date], Centennial edition. (Hardcover set) 484, 477pp. Very good. Issued without dust jacket. Gilt decorated green leatherette. Ribbon markers, decorated endpapers, frontispiece, illustrations. Illustrations by Phiz & Seymour. Publisher series: Charles Dickens Complete Works. Introduction by Bernard Darwin. Identified on cover as: Pickwick Papers. (Fiction).
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$31.50
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 about this item
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$75.00
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

by Sir Walter Scott

Leather bound hardback, like new
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$25.00
Tess of the d'Urbervilles : a pure woman faithfully presented [binding]

Tess of the d'Urbervilles : a pure woman faithfully presented [binding]

by Hardy, Thomas; Armstrong, Margaret

New York : Harper & Brothers, 1892. Second American edition. hardcover. Very Good. 0x0x0. Reddish-brown cloth; coat of arms in gilt and black with black outlined banner below, titled in gilt, overall pattern of black shamrocks; motif repeated on spine. Unsigned, designed by Margaret Armstrong. H: 19 cm.; W: 13.5 cm.; D: 4 cm. Hardcover. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages.
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$132.30
IVANHOE

IVANHOE

by SCOTT, Sir Walter (1771-1832)

London and New York: Everymans Library, 1955. Editorial / Hard Cover. Bom / Good / Bon/Bom, Good, Bien. In-12º (187x120). 1 Vol. de XIV-459-4 pp. Introduction by Ernest Rhys
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€15.00
Tanglewood Tales, For Girls And Boys; Being A Second Wonder-Book

Tanglewood Tales, For Girls And Boys; Being A Second Wonder-Book

by Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Boston: Ticknor Reed & Fields, 1853 Illustrated by Hammatt Billings, with a frontispiece and six plates. First edition, first printing, without the Geo. C. Rand imprint on the copyright page, without the publisher's advertisements. Presentation copy, inscribed by Hawthorne to his close friend Henry Bright on front free endpaper: "Mr. H. A. Bright. / With the author's regards." Publisher's bright blue cloth, with boards decorated in blind, spine decorated and lettered in gilt,... Read more about this item
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$48000.00
Song of Hiawatha, The (Handy Volume Classics)

Song of Hiawatha, The (Handy Volume Classics)

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thomas Y. Crowell, New York, NY, 1899. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: 16mo - over 5 3/4" - 6 3/4" tall. 297 pp. Pages are tight and clean. Previous owner's inscription on endpapers. Moderate shelfwear to the cover. Bumped and rubbed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 pound. Category: Fiction; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 113024. .
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$12.00
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

by Sir Walter Scott

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1977. Collector's Edition. Illustrated by Edward A. Wilson. The book is in near fine, unread condition. Hardbound in crimson leather with raised bands to the spine ends. Decorated gilt stamped boards with all edges gilt. Silk moire' end pages with a silk bookmark sewn into the binding. The textblock is clean and bright with tight binding. A beautiful addition to any personal library. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are... Read more about this item
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$35.00
THE SONG OF HIAWATHA

THE SONG OF HIAWATHA

by LONGFELLOW. HENRY WADSWORTH.;

Ticknor and Fields. Boston.,1855. FIRST U.S EDITION. 8vo. First state adverts dated November 1855 and all text points in first state, including Dove on page 96 and missing letter n from one on page 278. Previous owners inscription, dated Dec.1855, on front blank endpaper. Very good copy finely bound in recent full black morocco, spine with raised bands, ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Single gilt rule on boards. Top edge gilt.:
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£375.00
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
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

by Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1837. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. First edition, second issue text as per Smith, illustrations generally first issue. Marginal note on p. 9 noted by Eckels present. xv, 609 pp. with all called-for illustrated plates present; does not contain suppressed Buss plates. Phiz's plates for N.E.M.O.'s. Late 19th Century leather lettered in gilt. Leather worn at head and tail, rubbed along joints. Internally Very Good, mostly free of spotting and foxing. Dickens' first novel.
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$450.00
Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Hardy, Thomas

London: James R. Osgood, McIlvaine and Co, 1891. First Edition. Near Fine. 3 Volumes. First edition, first printing, first issue. Bound in contemporary half-leather binding over marbled paper covered boards, with all edges marbled and marbled endsheets; binder's stamp of Mudie to verso of front free endpaper. Near Fine with light rubbing to bindings, spines slightly sunned, foxing to pages and former owner name to front blank of each volume. A Victorian tripple-Decker in lovely contemporary binding.... Read more about this item
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$3500.00
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

by Dickens, Charles

London: Chatto and Windus, 1883. Book. Good. Hardcover. Edition Not Stated.. 185mm Tall, 12mo. 526 pages plus 32 pages of publishers list (first two pages missing). Front cover board cracked at lower corner. Brown marks and foxing on pastedowns. Wear to cover extremities..
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£27.00
The Lewis Carroll Picture Book; A Selection from the Unpublished Writings and Drawings of Lewis Carroll, Together with Reprints from Scarce and Unacknowledged Work.

The Lewis Carroll Picture Book; A Selection from the Unpublished Writings and Drawings of Lewis Carroll, Together with Reprints from Scarce and Unacknowledged Work.

by [Carroll, Lewis]; Collingwood, Stuart Dodgson

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1899 Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. First edition, first printing. Publisher's red cloth, lettered in gilt, with Gryphon and White Rabbit to front board in gilt. Near fine, with light toning to spine, light rubbing to spine ends, a couple of gentle bumps to board edges, mild offsetting to endpapers, a bit of separation to front hinge, sound binding otherwise, and light spotting throughout text. Overall, a beautiful yet sturdy copy. Charles... Read more about this item
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$1250.00
Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Borders Edition)

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Borders Edition)

by Thomas Hardy

Oxford hardcover, 1993. Fine in fine dust jacket. Stated "This Borders Books edition first published 1993" on the copyright page. An unread copy.
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$4.00
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT

A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT

by Mark Twain

New York: Modern Library, c. 1950. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. 5 x 7 in. Blue cloth boards. Condition is VERY GOOD ; minor shelf wear, covers have a few spots and upper spine is water-stained. Binding tight and text unmarked. DJ is VERY GOOD ; edges chipped with some loss to upper front, spine sunned and toned. Fiction. Stax.
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$15.00
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

by SCOTT, Sir Walter

New York: Longmans, Green and Co.. Fair with no dust jacket. 1933. Hardcover. The incomparable Ivanhoe in an older copy. In full blue cloth covers with creased cover corner, wear at corners and minor interior page creases. Fountain penned name, front free endpaper. This work published using very thin papers, and with helpful annotations throughout to aid the reader with this very old work. Book very well made, is solid and complete. This edition first published 1897, this reprint followed several... Read more about this item
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$11.00
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

by Dickens, Charles (ill Frank Reynolds)

London : Westminster Press , . Reprint . VG . 4TO . A handsome illustrated edition with with frontis and nineteen other mounted and guarded colour plates. Bound in decorated red cloth. Light wear, spine sunned, gift inscription dated 1926, a handsome book.
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$50.00
A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT

A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT

by Twain, Mark

Pleasantville: The Reader's Digest Association, 1984. Hardcover. Fine. Joseph Ciardiello. The World's Best Reading. Pleasantville, NY: The Reader's Digest Association, c1984. 334pp., illustrated in color Joseph Ciardiello. Afterword T.E.D. Klein. 8vo. Fine bright hardcover; publisher's pamphlet laid-in.
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$15.95
The Song of Hiawatha

The Song of Hiawatha

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company. Very Good. 1891. Limited Edition. Hardcover. 8vo . Limited large paper edition. Bound in full vellum and illustrated by Frederic Remington. We specialize in fine books in collectible condition. Orders are professionaly packaged and shipped promptly. H5 .
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$200.00
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

by Scott, Walter:

1998.. Stuttgart, Edition Erdmann, Mit zeitgenössischen Illustrationen von Théodore Lix, Adrien Marie, Edouard Riou und Henry Scott, 416 Seiten Hardcover/Pappeinband Übersetzung von Benno Tschischwitz in einer Neubearbeitung von Günther Geisler, Schutzumschlag vergilbt, berieben, fleckig und leicht rissig, Ecken/Kanten bestossen, Einband berieben, vergilbt und fleckig, Buchschnitt mit Lagerspuren, Seiten gebräunt, leicht schiefgelesen, sonst eher guter Zustand, ISBN 3522661028... Read more about this item
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€10.35
Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Tess of the D'Urbervilles

by Thomas Hardy

Modern Library Books 1919 edition, hard copy with dust cover, with name Mary Moore Peirce Story on inside of front cover, small watermark on front of middle of cover, watermark on right edge of front and back cover
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$200.00
Ivanhoe:  A Romance

Ivanhoe: A Romance

by Scott, Sir Walter

Washington D.C.: National Home Library Foundation, 1935. National Home Library edition; Sherman F. Mittell, editor. Complete and unabridged. Very light shelf wear. The first 25 or so leaves have narrow creases on their fore edges. Otherwise fine. The dust jacket has very light edge wear and is a bit darkened on the spine. The price, 25¢, is present on the front flap.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.
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$29.00
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

by Mark Twain

1917. Harper & Brothers, NEW YORK AND LONDON (1917). Gift Edition. Black cloth over boards, gold lettering, beautiful picture on front cover. VERY GOOD/NODJ. Illustrated by Henry Pitz.. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The book was originally titled A Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Some early editions are titled A Yankee at the Court of King Arthur. In the book, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut named Hank Morgan receives a... Read more about this item
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$250.00