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THE HARVARD CLASSICS, FIVE FOOT SHELF OF BOOKS. Complete in 51 volumes. Gilded Maroon Bindings. First Edition

by [ENCYCLOPEDIA.] [Eliot, Dr. Charles W. (Editor and President of Harvard University.)]

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New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1909, 1910, 1914. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING. Bound in maroon cloth bindings. Gilded spines. Gilded Veritas medalion on the covers. This is a beautiful set. Complete First Edition in 51 volumes, with the Reader's Guide in volume 50. The Lectures as volume 51. Just under 70 inches of shelf space. VERY GOOD condition. This set has been exceptionally well preserved. Very fresh, bright, and clean. Some general usage wear. Some light spine fading on some volumes. Hinges are all 100% fully attached and strong. Some internal hinge paper with some wear. No writing. Appears free of any trace of foxing. Some internal hinge breakage. This is an exceptional First Edition collection. These display beautifully. The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. The most comprehensive and… Read more
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THE HARVARD CLASSICS, FIVE FOOT SHELF OF BOOKS. Complete in 51 volumes. Faux Leather. First Edition

by [ENCYCLOPEDIA.] [Eliot, Dr. Charles W. (Editor and President of Harvard University.)]

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New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1909 - 1910 - 1914. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING. Complete in 51 volumes, with the Reader's Guide in volume 50. The Lectures as volume 51. Bound in faux leather (painted cloth). Red cloth bindings. Gilded spines. In VERY GOOD condition. Some general shelf rubs. Usage wear. Hinges are all 100% fully attached. No writing. Appears free of any foxing. This is an impressive collection. The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time Covering every major literary figure, philosopher, religion, folklore and historical subject through the twentieth century. In 1910, Dr. Charles W. Eliot, then President of Harvard University, put together an extraordinary library of "all the books needed for a real… Read more
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THE HARVARD CLASSICS, FIVE FOOT SHELF OF BOOKS. Complete in 51 volumes. Gilded Maroon Bindings. First Edition

by [ENCYCLOPEDIA.] [Eliot, Dr. Charles W. (Editor and President of Harvard University.)]

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New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1909 - 1910 - 1914. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING. Bound in maroon cloth bindings. Gilded spines. Gilded Veritas medalion on the front cover. Complete First Edition in 51 volumes, with the Reader's Guide in volume 50. The Lectures as volume 51. In VERY GOOD to near FINE condition. Very fresh bright and clean. These try to close when opened, like new books will. Hinges are all 100% fully attached. Appears free of foxing. This is an exceptional set. Some spine fading. Ten volumes have the owner's last name 'Dyke' written on the fore edge, with M. Dyke on the front end paper of those volumes, but all other volumes have no previous signs of ownership. These display beautifully. The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled and edited by Harvard University president Charles W. Eliot and first published in 1909. The most comprehensive and well-researched… Read more
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THE HARVARD CLASSICS, FIVE FOOT SHELF OF BOOKS. Complete set, in 52 volumes. RARE Red/Orange Bindings

by [ENCYCLOPEDIA.] [Eliot, Dr. Charles W. (Editor and President of Harvard University.)]

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New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1930. Complete in 52 volumes, including the Lectures and The Reading Guide. Bound in orange / red gilded cloth. Black Veritas Shield contrasts well on the orange spines. This is one of the most uncommon bindings. Seldom seen, and highly desirable. Gilded cloth bindings. These are bound in durable cloth hard covers unlike some earlier sets of The Harvard Classics. 8.25 inches tall. Over 70 inches of shelf space. Copyright of Reading Guide dated 1930, this being the Second Edition of The Harvard Classics, with the uniform Lectures and Readng Guide. Black and orange gilded VERITAS motif on the spines and blind stamped on the covers. This is a very rare set. VERY GOOD condition. Hinges are all 100% fully attached. Some general shelf / usage wear, spine rubs. Exceptionally well preserved. This is one of the most uncommon bindings. Reddish / orange bindings. Seldom seen, and highly desirable. The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a… Read more
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THE HARVARD CLASSICS, FIVE FOOT SHELF OF BOOKS. Complete in 52 volumes

by [ENCYCLOPEDIA.] [Eliot, Dr. Charles W. (Editor and President of Harvard University.)]

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New York: P. F. Collier & Son, [Copyrights dated 1909, 1910, 1914, 1930.]. Complete in 52 volumes, including the Lectures and The Reading Guide. Bound in green cloth bindings. Gilded spines. Embossed framing to the covers. These are bound in durable cloth hard covers unlike some earlier sets of The Harvard Classics. 8.25 inches tall. Copyright of Reading Guide dated 1930, this being the Second Edition of The Harvard Classics, with the uniform Lectures and Readng Guide. 72.5 inches shelf space. VERY GOOD set. Just some general usage wear / rubs. Strong hard cover bindings, these are very durable. Complete and fully intact. Hinges are all 100% fully attached. Very fresh, bright, and clean. Appears free of foxing. This set is stamped by the publisher as set #3190 on copyright page. No writing. This is an impressive collection and displays beautifully. The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, is a 51-volume anthology of classic works from world literature, compiled… Read more
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THE HARVARD CLASSICS, SHELF OF FICTION. Complete in 20 volumes

by [ENCYCLOPEDIA.] [Eliot, Dr. Charles W. (Editor and President of Harvard University.)]

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New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1914. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING. Bound in faux leather bindings (painted cloth). This is the First Edition of The Shelf of Fiction. This is the largest and most durable binding offered by the Publisher on the First Edition (it was issued in various bindings), and most impressive version. Strong hard cover cloth bindings. Gilded spines. 8.25 inches tall. Just under 30 inches of shelf space. VERY GOOD+ to FINE condition. Very fresh and well preserved. Hinges are all 100% fully attached. No writing. No foxing. This is an exceptional set of The Shelf of Fiction. The most comprehensive and well-researched anthology of all time, being an encyclopedia of literature. Titles: Volumes I & II. The History of Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding Volume III. A Sentimental Journey, by Laurence Sterne Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen Volume IV. Guy Mannering, by Sir Walter Scott Volumes V & VI. Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray Volumes VII. & VIII.… Read more
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HET ACHTERHUIS. [The Diary Of Anne Frank.] [First Edition.]

HET ACHTERHUIS. [The Diary Of Anne Frank.] [First Edition.]

by FRANK, Anne

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Book is no longer available. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Contact, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. First Printing of Anne Franks diary, in the original Dutch, one of only 1500 copies printed. True first edition published in June 1947. All later Dutch printings indicate such on both the title and copyright pages, this is the First Printing. Preceding the American (English language) edition (The Diary of Anne Frank) by five years. Bound in the original cream-colored paper boards, with a terra-cotta rectangle in the center of the front cover. With a portrait of Anne Frank, 2 photographs of the shelter, a plan of 'Het Achterhuis' and 2 facsimiles of author's handwriting. Roughly 7 inches tall. In very good condition and exceptionally well preserved. There is some light generalized wear to the binding. The hinges are very sound. There is a small split at the top of the spine, which is hard to see in the pictures, and a few stains closer to the base of the spine, some light soiling, as is shown, and is… Read more
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HISTORIANS' HISTORY OF THE WORLD. First Edition. Full Vellum, Gilded Leather Bindings. Complete in 25 volumes

by [HISTORY.] [Williams, Henry Smith (Editor); et al...]

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London: The Times, 1908. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING. The Historians' History of the World; A comprehensive narrative of the Rise and Development of Nations as recorded by the Great Writers of all Ages. Bound in elaborate full vellum leather bindings. Ornately gilded spines and covers. These are exceptional bindings, of the highest quality vellum. Each volume with a unique motif on it's covers and spines. Full page plates and in-text illustrations. Thick quality paper. Top edges are gilded. These are very large books measuring 10.5 inches tall. Red and black title pages. Roughly 600+ pages per book. Well over 5 feet of shelf space. In VERY GOOD condition. Very fresh supple and well preserved. The hinges are 100% fully attached. Very fresh and well preserved. Some general usage wear/rubs, typical to vellum bindings, as shown. Printed on quality paper. Some foxing. No writing. These are very tightly bound. A very impressive set. These books weigh almost 4lbs each, unpacked. This is a… Read more
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THE HISTORIC AND SECRET COURT MEMOIRS. History of Royalty, England, France. Leather Set. Complete in 20 volumes

by [HISTORY.] [Numerous Authors.]

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Paris - Boston: The Grolier Society, [No date, circa 1895.]. EDITION DE GRAND LUXE.. The complete 20 volume set. Comprised of two 10 volume subsets, both of the same dimensions, but in distinct bindings. 1) The Historic Court Memoirs. # 9/1000. 2) The Secret Court Memoirs. #102/1000. Bound in red morocco leather bindings. Gilded fleur de lys spines. Raised hubs. Printed on thick quality rag paper. Wide margins. Illustrated with engraved plates. Top edges are gilded. VERY GOOD condition. The leather is very fresh and supple. There is a bookplate stating donated to Fairport public library, but no there are no library marks. There is a previous owner's blind stamp. No writing. Supple leather bindings. The hinges are fully attached and fresh. Internally these are fresh, bright, and clean. 33 inches of shelf space. 9 inches tall. These are exceptionally high quality bindings. These display beautifully. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their… Read more
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THE HISTORIE [HISTORY] OF THE WORLD IN FIVE BOOKS. Printed in 1628. Folio. Leather. [Travel.]

THE HISTORIE [HISTORY] OF THE WORLD IN FIVE BOOKS. Printed in 1628. Folio. Leather. [Travel.]

by RALEGH [RALEIGH], Sir Walter

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London: Title: William Stansby for Walter Burre. Colophon: Printed for H. Lownes, G. Lathum, and R. Young, 1628. Fourth Edition. Title page the same as the First Edition of 1614, colophon indicates this to be the 1628 edition, which is the Fourth Edition. Preceded only by three editions: 1614 (which were suppressed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, and ordered to be seized by King James I), 1617, and 1621. This is a very large book, Folio-sized, near 14 inches tall. Collation: Title Page, Second Title Page, [66], 184, 181-555, [1], 510, 515-669, [55] pages. This book is complete, including both ttle pages. In Good condition, and consistent with that book grade. Bound in calf leather, with a morocco label. The binding is from the early to mid 1800's, and shows a lot of generalized wear, as shown. The leather is supple. It has been archivally rebacked, with the spine laid down, the archivally rebacked hinges are sound. The boards are heavily rubbed and worn especially around the edges. The title… Read more
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THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD [ANCIENT HISTORY - WORLD WAR ONE]. THE PROGRESS OF NATIONS. Leather Set. Complete in 10 volumes

by [HISTORY.] [Eminent Historians, et al...]

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Chicago: Department of Rehabilitation, Disabled American Veterans of The World War, 1930. NATIONAL PATRON OF HONOR EDITION. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED. The Progress of Nations. The history of the world and of its peoples from the dawn of history to the present day. Complete in 10-volumes. Printed in 1930. National Patron Of Honor Edition! SIGNED, on the dedication page, by the National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans of the World War [WWI]. Bound in genuine leather. These are high-quality, thick bindings. Gilded spines. Full leather bindings. Elaborately gilded bindings with framing and tooling. ILLUSTRATED with 2,300 illustrations, and 231 charts and maps. Pictorial end papers. These are large books, measuring 9 inches tall. These take up over 15.5 inches of shelf space. Complete in 10-volumes. Contributing Editors: William Kenneth Boyd, Edgar Dawson, William Scott Ferguson, et al... VERY GOOD condition. These are heavy books, having been printed on quality paper. No writing. Printed on… Read more
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THE HISTORY OF FRANCE. Leather Set. Complete in 8 volumes

by Guizot, M

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New York: The Kelmscott Society Publishers, [No date, circa 1890.]. Bound in leather bindings. Gilded spines. Top edges are gilded. Facsimile signature on the covers. Illustrated with plates. 8 1/8 inches tall. A little over 12 inches of shelf space. In VERY GOOD condition. Internally, very fresh, bright, and clean. Some general external shelf wear. The leather is supple and fresh. There is generalized shelf rubbing and abrasion. The hinges are all strongly attached, but some abrasion in some areas. Appears free of any trace of foxing. No writing. This set displays beautifully. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our site, with notification of such intent requested. Please… Read more
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THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. THE REAL AMERICA IN ROMANCE. Leather set. Complete in 13 volumes

by [HISTORY.] [Markham, Edwin (Editor.)]

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New York & Chicago: William H. Wise & Company, 1914. ART EDITION. Bound in the original cloth bindings. Leather labels. These are heavy books. Printed on quality paper. Full page plates, and in text illustrations. These are large books measuring 9.5 inches tall. These take up approximately 17 inches of shelf space. In excellent condition. The hinges are 100% fully attached. Some general usage wear/rubs. A little loose but extra-reinforced internal hinges by the publisher. Some of the leather labels are chipped, as shown. Appears free of any trace of foxing. These are heavy books. No writing but for an early name in pencil. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our terms described on our… Read more
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HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Leather Library Set: Complete in 13 volumes

by Markham, Edwin

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New York: Wiliam H. Wise, 1911. ART EDITION. The Real American in Romance. Illustrated. Bound in thick morocco leather bindings. This is a very heavy set. Top edges are gilded. Marbled end-papers. 9.5 inches tall. Over 16 inches of shelf space. Art Edition. This is a heavy set. Gilding on spine featuring a lion, castle, and fleur-de-lys. Complete 13 volume set, as stated on the title pages. William H. Wise & Company, New York. Printed in 1911. Near VERY GOOD overall. Clean, bright interiors. About free of foxing. No writing or signs of previous ownership. Complete. Bound in thick morocco leather. Hinges are all attached strongly, some rubbing and abrasion, some general rubs and wear, extra-reinforced internal hinges. Printed on thick paper that is near free of foxing. Early name in pencil. Some wear along the heads of the spines. Titles (by date): Vol. I 1434 - 1506 Vol. II 1506-1547 Vol. III 1547-1570 Vol. IV 1570 - 1620 Vol. V 1620-1643 Vol. VI 1643-1680 Vol. VII 1680-1700 Vol. VIII… Read more
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THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. ANCIENT. MIDDLE AGES. UNITED STATES. Leather Set. Beacon's Lights. First Complete Edition. Complete in 15 volumes, with an index

by Lord, John

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New York: James Clarke Company, [1902.]. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING with the complete 15-volume compilation. [ANCIENT WORLD HISTORY.] Beacon's Lights of History. By John Lord. Complete in 15-volumes, with an index in volume 15. Being a thorough compilation of Ancient History, The Middle Ages, The Renaissance, and The Founding of The United States of America. Printed in 1902. This set is well OVER 100 YEARS OLD. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING with the complete 15-volume compilation. Previously issued in 1883 & 1888. Bound in morocco leather bindings. Gilded spines. Top edges are gilded. Red and black title pages. Marbled end papers. Printed on quality paper. With wide margins. These measure 8 5/8 inches tall. 24 inches of shelf space. James Clarke and Company. Publisher's Note is dated 1902, as is the copyright page of the final volume. Very good condition overall, but with external shelf wear / rubs, some chips. The hinges have been reattached with archival materials. Fine internally… Read more
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THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY FROM THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA... Leather Set. United States. Illustrated. Complete in 3 volumes

by Lossing, Benson

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New York: Johnson & Miles, 1877. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING. The History of Our Country From The Discovery of America To The Present Time. With over 500 illustrations and twelve fine engravings on steel. Bound in thick morocco leather bindings. Gilded spines. Raised hubs. Marbled end papers and edges. Gilded spines with United States Shield crest motif, highly suiting to this set. These are very large books measuring 9.75 inches tall. 6 inches of shelf space. In VERY GOOD condition. The leather is very fresh, and supple. The hinges are all 100% fully attached. Printed on quality paper that is very fresh, bright, and clean. Near free of any trace of foxing. No writing. This is a large and impressive set, and is heavily illustrated. These display beautifully. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All… Read more
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THE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Faux leather library set. Complete in 12 volumes. AMERICA: Great Crises In Our History Told by Its Makers. A Library of Original Sources

by [HISTORY.] [Americanization Department, Veterans Foreign Wars.]

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Chicago: Veteran Foreign Wars of The United States, 1925. Prepared Expressly For Patrons of Record. America; Great Crises In Our History Told by Its Makers. A Library of Original Sources Americanization Department, VFW [Veteran Foreign Wars] Edition prepared expressly for Patrons of Record with multicolor dedication pages, each volume "registered in the name of its owner at headquarters and certified to in Volume I". Signed by both the Commander-in-Chief of the VFW and the Adjutant-General, with the blind-stamp of the National Encampment. Bound in full faux leather bindings. Gilded spines. Gilded eagle and VFW motifs on covers. The top edges are gilded. Printed on thick quality paper. With wide margins. Frontisplates. Gilded dedication page Dedicated to 'Our Boys Who Made The Supreme Sacrifice'. 8.5 inches tall. 16 inches of shelf space. Index in volume 12. VERY GOOD condition. The hinges are 100% fully attached. Some general shelf wear / abrasion. Printed on quality paper that is… Read more
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THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND. Hume and Smollett. Leather Set. Complete in 16 volumes

by Hume, David; Smollett, Tobias

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London: William Allason, 1818. Hume's History of England in 10 volumes. Together with Smollett's continuation in 6 volumes. Therefore complete in 16 volumes. Bound in full leather bindings. Gilded spines. Marbled edges and end papers. Printed on quality paper. Engraved frontis. These take 22.5 inches of shelf space. These measure 8.5 inches tall. In good condition externally, as shown. Very good internally. Printed on quality paper that is still very fresh and bright. There is some foxing, more prevalent upfront. There is some external wear, rubs, chipping labels, significant spine chips, all as shown. The hinges are all attached and held firmly by the underlying cords, although there is significant starting. There is no writing. These display beautifully. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All… Read more
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A HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. President Woodrow Wilson. First Edition, 1902. Leather set: Complete in 5 volumes

by Wilson, Woodrow

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING. Bound in exceptionally high quality, calf leather bindings. Gilded spines with raised hubs. The top edges are gilded. Printed on thick quality paper. Wide margins. Large font. These are heavy books. Fully illustrated. 9 inches tall. 8.75 inches of shelf space. In VERY GOOD condition. The leather is very supple and fresh. Just some light external shelf wear as shown. The hinges are 100% fully attached. These are very fresh, bright, and clean. Bookplate of Charles D. Armstrong. This is an impressive First Edition. Bound in the highest quality leather bindings. These display beautifully. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally padded. We offer a full refund guarantee, per our… Read more
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THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND. CHARLES KNIGHT'S POPULAR PICTORIAL HISTORY. First Edition. Illustrated. Leather Set. Complete in 8 volumes

by Knight, Charles

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London: Bradbury, Evans, & Co, [1867.]. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING with the extension through 1867. Knight's Popular History of England, with upwards of 1000 illustrations on steel and wood. Red and black title pages. Bound in thick morocco leather bindings. Gilded spines. Raised hubs. Illustrated with full page plates. Printed on thick quality paper. 12.75 inches of shelf space. 8.75 inches tall. In VERY GOOD condition. The leather is supple and fresh. Printed on quality paper. Minimal foxing. Early name. This set displays beautifully. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING with the extension through 1867. First edition was originally issued in 1862. Has a second preface by Knight and an index. This set would make an excellent gift and/or addition to any fine library. In addition to their shelf presence, antiquarian books make an excellent investment. We always pack very securely to help ensure safe handling during transit. All books are individually wrapped and are always professionally… Read more
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$1,500.00
$4.00 shipping to USA
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