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    NELSON by Laughton, John Knox

    London: Macmillan and Co, 1895. English Men of Action series. Red cloth-covered boards; gilt stamped lettering - bright despite fading to spine; slight bumping to spine ends and corners; toning to page edges; neat book plate to front endpaper. Very clean sound copy. 240 pages plus two pages of publishing information, illustrated with tissue-guarded black and white frontispiece - reproduction of portrait of Nelson by J Hoppner. The contents cover: Family and Early Service; North America and the West Indies; Corsica; The Gulf of Genoa; St Valentine's Day; The Battle of the Nile; Naples and Palermo; The Battle of the Baltic; The Mediterranean Command; The Pursuit to the West Indies; Trafalgar - a chronicle of famous naval battles and a biography of one of the most renowned and well-loved English heroes. (Uncommon). First Edition Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Tall.


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    The Confessions of Nat Turner by Styron, William

    Franklin Library, 1976. Limited edition published exclusively for the members of the Franklin Library. Brown leather binding, three raised bands to spine, gilt titles & decoration, gilded edges, silk moire endsheets, ribbon bookmark. Near fine. 441 pp.. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Kenneth Francis Dewey. Book.


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    The Eye of the Story; Selected Essays and Reviews by Welty, Eudora

    New York: Random House [1978], 1978. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/very near Fine. 355 pp. Price of $10.00 on front flap of jacket. Polk A22. A Fine book in a very near Fine dust jacket with a small crease to the front flap.


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    Both Flesh And Not by Wallace, David Foster

    Boston: Little, Brown & Company, 2012. First printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 328 pp. Price of $26.99 on front flap of dust jacket.


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    Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

    Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, 1937. "The steady demand for "The Book of the Cheese" has made it necessary that we should issue the eleventh edition.. Eleventh. Soft Cover. Fair to Good/No Jacket. 7" x 5".


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    $60.00

    Mauve Gloves & Madmen, Clutter & Vine by Wolfe, Tom

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1976), 1976. First printing. Hardcover. Very near Fine/very near Fine. 243 pp. Price of $8.95 on front flap of jacket. A sharp copy of Wolfe's third collection of humourous essays and stories. A very near Fine book in a like dust jacket.


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    Directions To Servants, Gulliver's Travels by Swift, Jonathan

    NY: Pantheon, 1964. Book. Illus. by Joseph Low, Arthur Rackham. Very Good+. Hardcover. First Printing Thus. This listing is for 2 hard covers by Swift sold as a pair with one book priced domestic media mail shipping. DTS is bright, straight, no outstanding flaws. Jkt. has one very short tear, trace wear, aged look. GT is Grammercy reprint in unpriced jacket, clean and straight. Both jackets in new mylar wrappers. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. We assure the buyer that books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, using the strict, traditional standards.*.


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    Franz Kafka by Walter H. Sokel

    This pamphlet boasts great art on the cover, no marks inside, fairly pristene. I recommend looking at all of my photos. They describe the item better than my words. They are all my own photographs of each item. The Columbia series is a collection "of critical studies of English, Continental, and other writers whose works are of contemporary artistic and intellectual significance." Editor: William York Tindall. Franz Kafka is Number 19 of the series. Copyright 1966, Columbia University Press, Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 66-26005. Printed in the United States of America. Our copy is fairy clean with some damage to the lower right corner and rusty but intact stapes.


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    Russian Writing Today by Milner-Gulland, Robin and Dewhirst, Martin (Eds)

    Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1977. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. First printing of this trade paperback edition. Pp 493. A clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers.


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    This Side Of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    This book is in very good pre-owned condition. Clean pages with no marks. No flaws to note. Published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1948. ABOUT THE BOOK "This Side of Paradise" is the debut novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Published in 1920, and taking its title from a line of the Rupert Brooke poem Tiare Tahiti. The book examines the lives and morality of post-World War I youth. The novel was an overnight success and shot Fitzgerald to instant stardom as dauphin of the Jazz Age. Its protagonist, Amory Blaine, is an attractive Princeton University student who dabbles in literature. The novel explores the theme of love warped by greed and status-seeking. Most of the characters are drawn directly from Fitzgerald's own life. This edition is based on Fitzgerald's original manuscript. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. ABOUT F. SCOTT FITZGERALD Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz Age. While he achieved limited success in his lifetime, he is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise , The Beautiful and Damned , The Great Gatsby , and Tender Is the Night . A fifth, unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon , was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also authored four collections of short stories, as well as 164 short stories in magazines during his lifetime.


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    $125.00

    Rudyard Kipling - 10 vols. by Rudyard Kipling

    Standard Book Company 1930. Punjab edition.Books are in good condition. Boards and bindings are strong. Texts are clean and unmarked. Minor edge wear at head and foot of spine. Gilt lettering on spine is slightly faded. No DJs as issued.


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    New York Days by Morris, Willie

    Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1993. First printing. Hardcover. Very near Fine/very near Fine. 396 pp. Price of $24.95 on front flap of dust jacket. An attractive copy.


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    THE WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS ; ILLUSTRATED BY AN EXTENSIVE SERIES OF PORTRAITS AND AUTHENTIC VIEWS, WITH A COMPLETE LIFE OF THE POET AN ESSAY ON THE GENIUS AND CHARACTER BY PROFESSOR WILSON. 4 VOLUMES by Robert Burns

    Blackie & Son, 1877. Hardcover. Very Good. Blackie & Son, 1877. Very Good. Four volume set, commemoration edition, 1887, Wonderfully illustrated with 82 illustrations, bound in green cloth, embossed and gilt decorated, edges gilt. Minimal shelf wear, pages are clean, binding is tight and crisp. Would make a great addition to any library, Very beautiful bright set. <br/><br/>


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    Giles Goat-Boy; The End of the Road; Lost in the Funhouse by Barth, John

    Fawcett, 1967. Book. Fair-. Mass Market Paperback. Later Printing. This listing is for three titles by Barth, sold as a group at the list price. "Giles" is rough, will stand one more reading. Worn, age-darkened. "End of the Road" is better, trade paperback, unmarked, very light wear. "Funhouse" is rough, though not as bad as "Giles." Some text marking. JUST RECEIVED and added to this group for sale as a group of 4, "The Friday Book" sharp, attractive trade paperback with good bit of tip wear, VG- condition, unmarkedWe feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. We assure the buyer that books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional standards. *.


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    £24.00

    STREPHON IN CAMBRIDGE with the Ballad of Jasper Proctor by Pauthos (T. Girtin and H. C. Nash)

    Cambridge: Self Published, 1935. "Originally published in The Granta and now for the first time made into a book" by Pauthos embellished with designs by Hope; 44 pages. Original card covers printed in black with dust jacket printed in green and brown; dust jacket lightly chipped to edges and a little marked, now protected in a clear removable archival sleeve, Card covers very good and clean with a little wear to edges. Contents clean and tight. Scarce.. First Edition Thus. Paperback. Very Good/Good. Large 8vo.


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    England in the Age of Improvement 1783-1867 by Briggs, Asa

    The Folio Society, 2000. Second printing before publication. Dark blue buckram binding, gilt decoration & titles, blue endpapers. Blue slipcase with pasted title plate. Period illustrations in color & B&W. No DJ as issued. Covers: economy and society in the 1780s; politics and government before the French Revolution; the impact of war; the politics of transition and reform; Britain and the world overseas; the rise of Victoriana. Unread, as new with some slight rubbing to slipcase. 499 pp. . First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Book.


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    The Adventurer Volume the Fourth by Hawkesworth, John

    London: B. Law et al, 1797. Later printing. Hardcover. near Very Good. 8vo. Pp 297. Contains the issues of The Adventurer from no 106 to no 140 (the very last issue). Mottled cald boards rebacked with a more recent calf spine with original title label. The title page states that this is a new edition illustrated with frontispieces, but there is no sign of a frontispiece (or the absence of a frontispiece) in this copy - presuably it was removed at the time of rebinding. Neat book plate on the front pastedown. The leather is a touch rubbed at the edges, but overall a nice copy.


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    £90.00

    MOLLY MIGGS'S TRIP TO THE SEASIDE: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Country Lass; or A Country Woman's First Peep at the World by Anon

    London: Jarrold & Sons No Date Circa 1880? 98 pages + 2 pages of publisher's advert, b/w frontispiece plate, original brown end papers. Original green cloth binding with black stamped decoration and gilt lettering, very good with minimal wear and rubbing only. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, slight foxing. A very good tight copy. Seemingly a very scarce book - we were not able to find any other copies - none on Copac and not in the British Library. The title page states "Twelfth Edition. Seventy-Third Thousand." but this would seem to be a sales ploy and have no bearing with the truth; otherwise surely there would be many more about!. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 12mo (11 x 17cm).


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    THE DREAM OF FAIR WOMEN by Williamson, Henry

    London: Faber and Faber, 1955. pp. 439. Dust jacket very good with a little wear and rubbing to edges, a few careful repairs. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; binding very good and bright with a little general wear. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions or annotations. A very good copy. This is the third book of Flax of Dream. . Revised. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo. Book.


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    The Subversive Tradition In French Literature, Volume II, 1870-1971 by Weinstein, Leo

    Boston: Twayne, 1989. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Book very nice looking, no marking or notable flaws, text bright. Jacket has some edgewear and micro chipping, in mylar wrapper. *We feel that books offered for internet sale should be described thoroughly and accurately. We assure the buyer that books listed by Brass Dolphin are so described, and graded, using the strict, traditional standards.*.


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    Mistress Masham's Reprose by White, T. H

    NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1946. Former owner's inked name on top edge of fep, stain along upper edge of ffep, glued article clipping removal remnants on ffep verso, else textblock is clean and tight, illustrated endpapers. Small fingerprint size smudge on top page edges. Minimally shelf worn red cloth binding, gilt stamped decoration on front cover and lettering on spine. Unclipped dust jacket, a bit of loss to extremities and minor chipping to spine and corners, in brodart. 255pp.. Reprint. Cloth. Very Good+/Very Good (in mylar). Illus. by Fritz Eichenberg. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover.


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    Lanterns & Lances; A Variety of Encounters with Women, Men, and Other Children as Well as Some Less Confusing Creatures by Thurber, James

    New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1960. First printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 215 pp. Price clipped, light chipping to top of front panel, traces of edge wear and rubbing.


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    $110.00

    Nobel Prize Library - Literature, 12 vols.

    Alexis Gregory & CRM Publishing 1971. The 12 volumes are in very good condition with some edge wear especially at spines. Texts are clean and unmarked. Boards and bindings are strong. No DJs as issued. E-mail for list of authors.


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    The Library of Entertainment by Geo. L. Shuman & Co

    1924. Geo. L. Shuman & Co. "A Thousand Hours of Enjoyment With the World's Great Writers" - 1924 Edition - Vols. V, IX, X, XI, XII. Black boards with gold borders and lettering. Patterned endpages, gilt foredges. Color illustrations Light edgewear and scuffing to front boards. Texts clean and unmarked. Overall good condition.


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    Blood and Grits by Crews, Harry

    New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1979. First printing. Hardcover. Very near Fine/Near Fine. 213 pp. Price of $10.95 on front flap of jacket. Ahearn APG 011b. Very near Fine book in a Near Fine dust jacket with a few hints of edge wear and some age toning to the edges of the flaps.


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