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Trattato della pittura..

by Da Vinci, Leonardo

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Paris: Appresso Giacomo Langlois, 1651. First Edition. First edition (not to be confused with the French edition which published later the same year, the Italian edition being much more rare) of Leonardo's "Treatise of Painting," the most important treatise on art to be written during the Renaissance. Two parts in one folio volume (390 x 270 mm.), collating [20], 112, [1], [1, blank], [11, index], [3, blank]; [16], 62, [2, blank] pp.: complete. With blank leaves R4 and h4. Pages 59-62 in the first part misnumbered 61-64. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Leonardo in the first part, engraved portrait of Alberti in the second part, engraved title vignette, seventy-three engraved illustrations and diagrams in the text (nineteen of which are after Poussin and others by Pierfrancesco Alberti), and numerous engraved head- and tail-pieces and initials. Overall a lovely copy.It should be noted that on a few occasions this present copy has the engraved head and tail piece vignettes slightly different than… Read more
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Danny, The Champion of the World (Signed First Edition)
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Danny, The Champion of the World (Signed First Edition)

by Dahl, Roald

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London: Jonathan Cape, 1875. First edition. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near Fine book in like jacket, with bright topstain and a small mark to the front board. Unclipped jacket a bit sunned at spine, with some trivial wear to upper corners and slight creasing to the upper rear panel. In all, a pleasing book inscribed by the author on the front endpaper in the year of publication: "For Alma Love, Roald Dahl. October 21 1975." The recipient, Alma Virginia Comstock, was a teacher at Woodbridge Elementary in England, where she frequently invited authors to read to her students and would request a signed copy of the book for herself as a remembrance. A story of love and loyalty between a father and son living in a caravan behind the service station and garage they run. Having grown up without a mother, Danny follows in the footsteps of his father, an avid poacher, kite-flyer, and storyteller. When an accident on local beer magnate Mr. Hazell's property leaves his father injured, Danny's eyes are opened more… Read more
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The Fantastic Mr. Fox
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The Fantastic Mr. Fox

by Dahl, Roald

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First Edition
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Hardcover
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good +. Near Fine book with bright embossing to spine and front board; green endpapers. Top of textblock a bit foxed, but in all a fresh and unmarked copy. Very Good+ dust jacket is toned to spine and foxed along edges; a bit of chipping and loss to spine extremities; offsetting and 1" closed tear to rear panel. In all, a charming copy of a book difficult to find in collectible condition.Mr. Fox, a sly and determined fox, relies on his wits to plunder nearby farmers' fields in order to feed his family. Tired of being exploited by Mr. Fox, the farmers band together to capture Mr. Fox and his family. A siege ensues, and the Fox family turns to other animals for help avoiding capture and continue eating. Adapted into a critically acclaimed 2009 film directed by Wes Anderson. Near Fine in Very Good + dust jacket.
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The Tale of Mr. Tootleoo [together with] Tootleoo Two (Presentation Copy)
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The Tale of Mr. Tootleoo [together with] Tootleoo Two (Presentation Copy)

by Darwin, Bernard and Elinor

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First edition
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London: The Nonesuch Press, 1927. First edition. Near Fine. First edition, first impression, inscribed upon publication on the front blank by the authors "With love from / Eily and Bernard. / Xmas 1925". Small oblong quarto. [92] pages. Vignette title-page and twenty-two full page color lithographed plates by Elinor Darwin. Publisher's original tan pictorial paper boards with red medallion. In the scarce original light green dust jacket with circular aperture for the medallion. Publisher's original pictorial paper boards. Small oblong quarto. Twenty full page color lithographed plates by Elinor Darwin. A near fine copy accompanied by its sequel."Children's books are normally weary, stale, flat and profitable, it would appear in proportion to their flatness and staleness. Mr. Tootleoo... is on the contrary very much 'in the round' and as fresh and brisk as a child (or a grownup reader to a child) could desire. Its tale is excellent, its verse simple and witty, and its pictures - two dozen full-pages… Read more
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The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex..
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The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex..

by Darwin, Charles

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First Edition
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London: John Murray, 1871. First Edition. Very Good + to Near Fine. Original green publisher's cloth binding stamped in blind with spines lettered in gilt. Black coated endpapers. With errata on the verso of the title page to Volume 2, the inserted leaf in Volume 2 explaining "a serious and unfortunate error" affecting the text of pages 297-299 in Volume 1 and pages 167 and 237 in Volume 2. No text corrected. Two small octavo volumes partially unopened, measuring 191 x 126 mm. Collates viii, 423, [1, printer's imprint]; viii, 475, [1, printer's imprint]: complete with half titles present and the 16 page publisher's advertisements dated January 1871 at the rear of each volume. Includes 76 wood engraved illustrations.Volume one Very Good + with a closed tear to the cloth at the front joint, inner hinges repaired, and page 15 reinserted (possibly supplied). Volume two generally in excellent condition, free of repair or restoration, Near Fine. Both volumes with bright spine gilt and only a bit of wear… Read more
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The Selected Works (15 vols.)
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The Selected Works (15 vols.)

by Darwin, Charles

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First Thus
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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897. First Thus. Near Fine. The first authorized collected edition of Darwin's works, in 15 volumes.Original red half morocco over marbled boards with gilt to spine. Top edges gilt. Light occasional spotting and some sunning to spines. Small tear to the foot of spine on Descent of Man. Uncommon in the original morocco, this set of Darwin's most influential work is overall a pleasing and neat addition to any collection."Perhaps no one has influenced our knowledge of life on Earth as much as English naturalist Charles Darwin. His theory of evolution by natural selection, now the unifying theory of life sciences, explained where all of the astonishly diverse kinds of living things came from and how they became exquisitely adapted to their particular environments" (Wyhe). The present set was the first one to be authorized by Darwin himself, bringing together his most important scientific contributions into one beautiful and functional reference library. Near Fine.
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A Plan for the Conduct of Female Education in Boarding Schools
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A Plan for the Conduct of Female Education in Boarding Schools

by Darwin, Erasmus

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Used
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First edition
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Derby: J. Drewry, 1797. First edition. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards; spine ruled in gilt with red morocco label; all edges dyed yellow. Boards and spine rubbed; some chipping along edges. Original stab holes visible in gutter margins. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown; ink signature of Mary Wolley to front free endpaper; light foxing. Quarto collates complete, with half title and engraved frontispiece: viii, [9]-128. Bound after Fosbrooke, T.D. The Economy of Monastic Life. Glocester: Printed by R. Raikes, [1792]. First edition, dedicated to Edward Jenner who is also listed as a subscriber. Internally a copy in excellent condition.The grandfather of the illustrious Charles Darwin, Erasmus Darwin wrote this treatise on the education of young women to support his own daughters' school at Ashbourne. Darwin's treatise takes a comprehensive view of women's education, suggesting that it should reach beyond social skills such as the "perpetual appearance of attention," polite… Read more
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[An Explanation of Dassier's Medals of the Sovereigns of England]
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[An Explanation of Dassier's Medals of the Sovereigns of England]

by [Dassier, Jean]

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N.P., 1797. Bound in late eighteenth-century full red roan. Covers with gilt single fillet border, smooth spine ruled in gilt, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Blank book, interleaved and with thirty-three leaves with sixty-six mounted engravings (front and back of each medal), including thirty-one medals by Jean Dassier of the Sovereigns of England from William I to George II, including Oliver Cromwell (without the medals of the medals for Richard III, Henry VII, and Henry VIII), as well as medals of George III (by Lewis Pingo) and Queen Charlotte (by John Kirk).A fascinating collection."Having being presented to Queen Caroline, perhaps through the good offices of Wake, Dassier set out proposals for a set of thirty-three medals of English sovereigns from William I to George II, to whom the series was dedicated. Based on engravings by George Vertue for Paul Rapin de Thoyras's History of England, these were advertised in the prospectus published… Read more
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Wanted by the FBI: Angela Yvonne Davis
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Wanted by the FBI: Angela Yvonne Davis

by [Davis, Angela Yvonne] [Black Panthers]

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Washington DC, 1970. First edition. First issue, with the earlier date in August and no printed fingerprints. Measuring 10.5 x 15.75 inches with one horizontal and two vertical original fold lines for mailing. Recto with images of Davis, along with charges, warrant information, description, and facsimile signature of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Verso with contact information for U.S. field offices and shipping address to the Postmaster of Hatfield, PA. Slight offsetting at foot of poster and pinhole separation to the horizontal fold not affecting text. In all, a marvelously preserved example of this scarce piece of history, which OCLC records at only two institutions. The third woman in history to be placed on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list, Angela Y. Davis was and remains an activist for Black American equality. The present poster, issued on August 18, 1970, was printed three days after a warrant was issued for her arrest for "interstate flight -- murder, kidnaping [sic]." And it warns the public… Read more
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The Doctrine of Chances: or, a Method of Calculating the Probability of Events in Play
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The Doctrine of Chances: or, a Method of Calculating the Probability of Events in Play

by De Moivre, Abraham

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First edition
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London: W. Pearson, 1718. First edition. Very Good. Small folio (240 x 200 mm). Collates [4], xiv, 175, [1, blank]: complete, with an engraved vignette on title-page, numerous engraved head and tail pieces and initials, and an engraved vignette headpiece on page 1. With a dedication to Sir Isaac Newton. Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked to style. Boards double-ruled in gilt. Spine with a red morocco label, lettered and ruled in gilt. All edges speckled brown. Some minor soiling to final two pages. Some light toning from glue on endpaper edges. Previous owner's armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Overall a very good copy. Abraham De Moivre was a mathematician and a close friend of Sir Isaac Newton, to whom he dedicated the first edition of this work. "His work on the theory of probability surpasses anything done by any other mathematician except Laplace" (Cajori). "De Moivre's representation of the solutions of the then current problems of games of chance tended to be more general than those… Read more
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Boke of the Fayt of Armes and of Chyualrye [The Book of the Feat of Arms and of Chivalry]
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Boke of the Fayt of Armes and of Chyualrye [The Book of the Feat of Arms and of Chivalry]

by de Pisan, Christine

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First English language edition
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[Westminster]: William Caxton, 1489. First English language edition. Bound by Bedford in full brown morocco intricately blindstamped with the motif of Tudor roses, gilt titles to the spine, raised bands. All edges brightly gilt. Bookplate of Victor Albert George Child Villiers, Earl of Jersey, Osterley Park (1845-1915) to the front pastedown. Manuscript note in 18th century hand affixed to front endpaper with a brief biography of de Pisan and an account of Caxton's printing commission from the king. Chancery folio in eights (pages 184 x 258 mm); 31 lines Caxton's type 6. Containing 139 of 144 leaves and collating: [*2], A-R8, S6 (for a complete copy), our copy lacking S2-6 (text on S2-5 now supplied in manuscript facsimile on 4 leaves, S6 blank). First two leaves repaired and remargined (affecting a few letters); A1-A7 with upper corner renewed and P1 with repair to outer margin, no text affected. Occasional faint marginalia in a 17th century hand. Several small worm pinholes throughout not affecting… Read more
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De la Democratie en Amerique (Presentation copy)
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De la Democratie en Amerique (Presentation copy)

by De Tocqueville, Alexis

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Used
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Thirteenth Edition
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Paris: Pagnerre, 1850. Thirteenth Edition. Revised, corrected and augmented with a comparative examination of democracy in the United States and Switzerland, and an appendix. Text in French. Inscribed by the author: "à M. Courbis offert par l'auteur AT." Bound in a contemporary French binding of green quarter morocco over paper boards, marbled end-papers. Two volumes bound together in one, collating: viii, 512; viii, 476. Binding with slight chipping at the head of the spine, otherwise in excellent condition. Besides the present example, only one other inscribed copy of this 1850 revised edition can be found in the auction record, selling for 11,875 euro in 2013.De Tocqueville's seminal work on American government, first printed the same year in Paris. De Tocqueville, a French aristocrat, visited America between 1831 and 1832, ostensibly to study the penal system, although his interest was considerably broader. It seems logical that France would look to America as a beacon of hope for a successful… Read more
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A Treatise Concerning the Use and Abuse of the Marriage Bed
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A Treatise Concerning the Use and Abuse of the Marriage Bed

by Defoe, Daniel

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Used
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First edition
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London: Printed for T. Warner, 1727. First edition. Second issue, with the replaced title page instead of the first issue title Conjugal Lewdness. Bound in its original trade binding of full calf with five raised bands. All edges speckled red. Some loss to foot of spine. Front joint cracked and rear joint starting, but both holding well. Bookplate of Chicago collector John A. Spoor to front pastedown; contemporary ownership signature of C. Lushworth to header of title. Internally fresh and unmarked, measuring approximately 190 x 127mm and collating vi, [2], 406: complete, a variant without the misnumbered pages noted by ESTC. Released only a few months after the first issue title brought controversy and scandal. The first issue title page last appeared at auction in 1969, while the present issue last appeared over 20 years ago at Christies in 1995.A critique of contemporary marriage practices, Defoe's text argues that men and women degrade the institution when they join together for mercenary reasons… Read more
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

by Dickens, Charles

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Used
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First edition
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. First edition. Bound by Bayntun in three-quarter red calf over cloth boards, all edges gilt. Spine a bid faded, internally an excellent copy. Complete with the half-title and all 40 plates engraved by Phiz. Likely washed at the time of binding (as most plates show little to no foxing). Most of Smith's internal flaws are found, including the ones of pgs. 123 and 160, only found in the earliest copies bound from the parts.Nicholas Nickleby, Dickens' third novel, was originally serialized in monthly parts, then issued as a book in cloth. The publishers also had a small number of copies bound up in the present morocco both for presentation - a census of copies inscribed by Dickens on publication show them all to be in the green morocco binding - and for sale to the public at a higher price. "Dickens' third novel has always been a favourite with the general public. Indeed, it was the book's huge sales that enabled Dickens to give up parliamentary reporting and become a… Read more
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Works [National Edition]
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Works [National Edition]

by Dickens, Charles

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1908. The National Edition. Limited to 750 sets printed for England and America., this set unnumbered. Forty large octavo volumes. With approximately 1,000 illustrations, with plates by Cruikshank, Browne, Leech, et al. Title-pages printed in red and black. With many reproductions or the original parts wrappers on colored paper.Volume I with an envelope signed by Dickens and an ALS by John Foster, Dickens' biographer. On the first blank of volume I is a mounted small envelope addressed by Dickens to Edward Chapman (his publisher), and signed by Dickens on the lower left corner. Facing that page is a mounted autograph letter signed by John Foster (Dickens' friend and biographer) addressed to George Cattermole, the artist who illustrated The Old Curiosity Shop. Foster letter is on stationery and is dated 21 September, 1860. Two sixteenmo pages on one octavo sheet, folded.Set is uniformly bound by Riviere & Son in half brown levant morocco over brown cloth. Morocco double ruled… Read more
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The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain
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The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

by Dickens, Charles

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Used - Near Fine
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First edition
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London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848. First edition. Near Fine. Small 8vo: [viii], 188; complete. A solid, Near Fine copy with all required points by Smith (II.9). A few small ink spashes on the cloth and a small circular embossed ownership stamp on the front end paper, otherwise in excellent condition. Dickens' fifth and final Christmas book. As in his other Christmas books, Dickens is rather heavy-handed with his moral: that it is better to forgive than forget. Near Fine.
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Dombey and Son (Extra-illustrated)
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Dombey and Son (Extra-illustrated)

by Dickens, Charles

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Used - Near Fine
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First edition
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London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition. Near Fine. Finely bound by Morrell in three-quarter green morocco, all edges gilt, spines with intricate details and raised bands, marbled end papers. An excellent copy overall, with four additional portrait plates bound in, depicting characters from the novel.Dombey and Son tackles a number of key themes that appear throughout Dickens' authorial career -- concerns about family duty, class position, child welfare, and the dangers of arranged marriages in particular. As the titular Dombey builds his shipping company, he fantasizes that his son will someday take over the business and continue his legacy. But England is changing rapidly due to the effects of industrialization, and its effects ripple throughout Victorian culture. One symbol of industrialization's promise (and its perils) is the railroad. In chapter six, Dickens calls the railroad's impact a "great earthquake." Dombey and Son grapples with the effects of industrialization, and the railroad… Read more
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Charles Dickens' Works (in 32 vols)
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Charles Dickens' Works (in 32 vols)

by Dickens, Charles

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Used
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First Thus
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London: Merrill & Baker, 1900. First Thus. Edition des Bibliophiles. Limited to twenty-six lettered and registered copies (this copy being Letter "H," Printed for Sadie Belle Lufkin). Thirty-two octavo volumes (227 x 154 mm.). Contemporary blue crushed levant morocco. Covers decoratively tooled in gilt in a floral design within a gilt single fillet border, spines decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments with five raised bands, gilt-dotted board edges, turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt within an outer border of a gilt-dotted rule and two gilt fillets, red calf doublures, red watered silk liners, top edge gilt, others uncut. Partially unopened.Elaborately illustrated with frontispieces and plates, including photogravures, etchings, photo-etchings, from the original illustrations by Frederick Barnard, Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz"), George Cattermole, George Cruikshank, Dalziel, F.O.C. Darley, Luke Fildes, John Gilbert, Edwin Landseer, John Leech, Daniel Maclise, J. Mahoney, F.W.… Read more
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

by Dickens, Charles

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First edition
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. First edition. Very Good. Bound in the original publisher's deluxe full green morocco binding, gilt titles, stamped in gilt and blind, yellow end papers, all edges gilt. A Very Good copy with creasing and wear to the spine (one short tear at the head), some foxing to the plates. Armorial bookplate of Henry Gillett on the front paste-down. Bound without the half-title, otherwise complete with the engraved frontis and 39 plates by Phiz.Nicholas Nickleby, Dickens' third novel, was originally serialized in monthly parts, then issued as a book in cloth. The publishers also had a small number of copies bound up in the present morocco both for presentation - a census of copies inscribed by Dickens on publication show them all to be in the green morocco binding - and for sale to the public at a higher price. This copy with most of the issue points outlined in Smith, but with a few typographical errors corrected."Dickens' third novel has always been a favourite with the… Read more
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The Personal History of David Copperfield (with Signature)
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The Personal History of David Copperfield (with Signature)

by Dickens, Charles

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Used - Near Fine
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First edition
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London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. First edition. Near Fine. H.K. Browne. Bound by Bayntun in full red polished calf, Dickens' portrait stamped in gilt on the front board, blue and green morocco spine labels, all edges gilt, marbled end papers. Tipped in to the first blank is an envelope signed by Charles Dickens. Internal contents are in excellent condition, clean and bright. Slight wear to the outer joint of the front board, still holding well. A lovely copy of one of Dickens' best, and his most autobiographical novel. "David Copperfield has always been among Dickens' most popular novels and was his own 'favorite child.' The work is semi-autobiographical and although the title character differed from his creator in many ways, Dickens used him to relate early personal experiences that had meant much to him -- his work in a factory, his schooling, and his emergence from parliamentary reporting into successful novel writing" (Britannica). Like many of Dickens' novels, David Copperfield uses an… Read more
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