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Valley of Fear

DOYLE, Arthur Conan

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A Bright, Fine Copy of the True First Edition of This Sherlock Holmes Novel In the Rare Original Publisher's Dust Jacket DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Valley of Fear. A Sherlock Holmes Novel. Illustrated by Arthur I. Keller. New York: George H. Doran Company, [1914]. True first edition (precedes the British edition by three months). Octavo (7 5/8 x 5 3/16 inches; 195 x 130mm). 320 pp. With seven full page illustrations by Keller (including frontispiece). Publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. In the rare original dust jacket. A small bookseller's blindstamp on front free endpaper. Book is fine. Jacket is completely unrestored. Jacket with some wear to edges and front flap fold and with longer chip at foot of fold. Some small chips to edges and corners. A crease line to lower front panel. Spine and back panel of jacket a bit foxed. Overall a bright, fine copy in a very good dust jacket. Housed in a custom full brown morocco clamshell, gilt stamped. Green and Gibson A39c ... Read more

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Blanco White's Quarterly Journal In Which He Makes the Argument For a Need for "Poetic Translations of Shakespeare." With 108 Engraved Plates. WHITE, Joseph Blanco. Variedades; o Mensagero de Londres:. Periodico Trimestre. Tomo I [II]. London: R. Ackermann, 1824-1825. First edition. Nine numbers in two octavo volumes (9 1/4 x 6 inches; 234 x 151 mm). [4], 102, 101*-102*, 103-499, [1, reference], [2, table of contents]; [2], 399, [1, reference], [2, table of contents] pp. With 108 engraved plates, ninety-nine of which are hand-colored. Each Quarter section with and engraved frontispiece portrait. Also with tow folding facsimile letteres, a folding chart and a copy of a Five Pound Note. White's article on translating Poetical Shakespeare can be found on page 74 of volume I, number I. Contemporary red diced calf. boards tooled in gilt. Spines stamped and lettered in gilt. Board edges stamped in gilt. Marbled endpapers. A small amount of toning, mainly to title-pages. Some offsetting from plates to t ... Read more

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The Signed Variorum Edition YEATS, W[illiam] B[utler]. The Variorum Edition of the Poems of W.B. Yeats. Edited by Peter Allt...and Russell K. Alspach...New York: The Macmillan Company, 1957. First edition. Limited to 825 numbered copies, signed by Yeats, this being number 656. Octavo (9 1/4 x 6 1/8 inches; 234 x 155 mm). xxxv, [1, blank], 884 pp. With signed limitation page inserted after half-title. Original quarter orange buckram over beige buckram boards. Spine ruled and lettered in gilt. Top edge stained gray. A fine copy. In the original cardboard slipcase. Slipcase a bit sunned but very good. The limitation sheets, signed by the author before his death in 1939, were retained by the publisher until the publication of this edition. Perhaps the best edition of Yeats. HBS 66593. $2,500

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By One of the Founders of the Modern Sceince of Language RASK, Rasmus Kristian. Vejledning til det Islandske eller gamle Nordiske Sprog. Copenhagen: Printed for Schuboth by J. R. Thiele, 1811. First edition. Octavo (6 11/16 x 4 1/16 inches; 170 x 140 mm). LVI, 282, [6] pp. Contemporary half brown roan over marbled boards, beige morocco gilt lettering label. Text lightly browned throughout due to the qulity of the paper, upper corner of front endpaper cut away, slight loss to head and tale of spine. A very good copy. ìThe ëGuide to the Icelandic or old Nordic Languageí was the first of an important series of publications which qualify Rask as one of the founders of the modern science of language... The interest that his writings aroused in the ancient Scandanavian Tongues directed attention to their literature, He was the first to study the ancient Nordic languages systematically. He disovered the correspondence of the consonant relations between the Indo-European languages, which led Jacob ... Read more

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First Edition OTWAY, Thomas. Venice Preserv'd, or, A Plot Discovered. A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Duke's Theatre. London: For Jos. Hindmarsh, 1682. First edition. Small quarto (8 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches; 207 x 157 mm). [8], 72 pp. Modern half black calf over marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on spine. New endpapers. Edges red. Spine rubbed and cracked. Corners bumped. Back free endpaper almost detached. Damp-stain to title-page. Very good. "This is the most famous product of the Restoration stage and has probably been revived more often than any other play save those of Shakespeare." (Pforzheimer 779) Pforzheimer 779. HBS 64662. $450

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Vicar of Wakefield

GOLDSMITH, Oliver

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With 114 Color Illustrations [POIRSON, V.A., illustrator] GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Vicar of Wakefield. London: 1886. Large octavo. Illustrated with 114 color illustrations. Octavo (9 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches; 250 x 167 mm). [4], xvi, [2], 291, [1, blank] pp. Modern full autumn morocco. Boards quadruple gilt- ruled. Spine decoratively stamped in gilt in compartments and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Gilt dentelles. Green watered silk endpapers. Previous owner's book plate on front blank. A few tiny scratches to back board. Otherwise, about fine. Scott. HBS 65773. $450

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Victim

BELLOW, Saul

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First Edition, In Dust Jacket BELLOW, Saul. The Victim. New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., [1947]. First edition. Octavo (8 1/8 x 5 1/2 inches; 205 x 140 mm). [8], [1]-294, [2, blank] pp. Original full black cloth, blue lettering on spine. Top edge blue, fore-edge uncut. With original pictorial dust jacket. Sight foxing to endpapers and inner flaps of the dust jacket. Back panel of the dust jacket with a small closed tear. Otherwise near fine. This authorís first two books (Dangling Man and The Victim, 1947) had a profound impact on the mid-twentieth century literary scene. ìTogether, they effectively introduced a new style of American fiction. The ìGentileî era of Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner began, with Bellow, to give way to a new Jewish tradition and a sense of moral and social alarm. Bellowís characters are generally anti-heroes caught up in the existential dilemma of trying to define themselves with some measure of dignity despite the constant impediments of objective and su ... Read more

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Catherwood's Landmark Views of Ancient Monuments Complete with Twenty-Five Plates CATHERWOOD, Frederick. Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. New York: Bartlett and Welford, 1844. First edition, one of three-hundred copies. Folio (21 x 14 1/4 inches; 533 x 361 mm.) [2], 24 pp. With the chromolithographed title by Owen Jones, lithographed map, twenty-six lithographs on twenty-five plates, and original paper guards. Contemporary half red morocco over red cloth, professionally rebacked retaining original spine. Spine with raised bands lettered and tooled in gilt. Marbled endpapers (nonpareil patten), all edges gilt. New tissue guards inserted alongside original paper guards. Several of the originals with Japanese paper repair. Some foxing throughout (though much less than usually seen), especially to margins. Dark stains to front and back boards. Fore-edge marginal restoration to title-page and plates 20, 22, and 24. Overall a very good copy housed in a grey cloth clamshe ... Read more

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Catherwood's Landmark "Views of Ancient Monuments" CATHERWOOD, Frederick. Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan. New York: Bartlett and Welford, 1844. First edition, one of three-hundred copies. Folio (21 x 14 1/4 inches; 533 x 361 mm.) [2], 24 pp. With the chromolithographed title by Owen Jones, lithographed map, twenty-six lithographs on twenty-five plates, and original paper guards. Publishers quarter green morocco over green cloth. Front board and spine lettered in gilt. Minor dampstain to upper right margin of title page and first four plates, not affecting image. Some moderate foxing to first five plates, but after that, foxing is light. Edges and corners of boards slightly chipped. Covers with a few spots and some light soiling. Back board with a few scratches. Overall a very good copy. Catherwood's Views of Ancient Monuments is very rare at market. The work comprises Catherwood's selection of the best and most interesting views of ancient Mesoamerican ruins ... Read more

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Vita di Benvenuto Cellini...

CELLINI, Benvenuto

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The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini CELLINI, Benvenuto. Vita di Benvenuto Cellini...da lui medesimo scritta, nella quale molte curiose particolarit‡ si toccano appartenenti alle arti ed allíistoria del suo tempo, tratta da uníottimo manoscritto, e dedicato allíeccellenza di mylord Riccardo Boyle...In Colonia [i.e., Naples]: Per Pietro Martello, [1728]. First edition of Celliniís autobiography, a classic of Italian Renaissance literature. Quarto (10J x 7G inches; 256 x 186 mm.). [16], 318 pp. Title-page printed in red and black, with vignette. Ornamental initials. Contemporary vellum over boards with brown leather spine label lettered in gilt. Edges stained green. Vellum slightly rubbed. Occasional light foxing, staining, or browning. Small tear at inner margin of title. With the bookplates of the Marchese Salsa, Viscount Dudley, and Richard Manney. A very good, crisp copy. [Together with:] CELLINI, Benvenuto. Vita di Benvenuto Cellini...da lui medesimo scritta...In Colonia [i.e., Flo ... Read more

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Voyage Autor Du Monde

DU PETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert

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"The Most Important Book On California During Its Mexican Regime" DU PETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert. Voyage Autor Du Monde. Sur La FrÈgate La VÈnus, Pendant Les AnnÈes 1836-1839, PubliÈ Par Ordre Du Roi, Sous Les Auspices Du Ministre De La Marine... Paris: Gide, 1840-[1843]. First edition. Four octavo text volumes (9 1/8 x 5 7/8 inches; 233 x 150 mm) and a folio atlas (21 3/8 x 14 7/8 inches; 536 x 377 mm). [2, blank], [8], xliv, 402, [2, blank]; [2, blank], [8], 464, [2, blank]; [2, blank], [8], 490, [2, blank]; [2, blank], [8], 178, [8 ads], [2, blank]; [4, blank], [4], 3, [3, blank] pp. Text volumes with numerous tables, seven of which are folding. Volume four with a folding map. Atlas complete with sixty-eight plates, fourteen of which are beautifully hand-colored and twenty-four which are tinted. The rest are black and white. One of which is a map. All plates with tissue guards. Eight pages of publisher's advertisements for M. Dumont-d'Urville's Voyage au pole sud bound in at the end of volume I ... Read more

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Voyage Round the World

ANSON, George

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ìThe Most Popular Book of Maritime Adventure of the Eighteenth Centuryî ANSON, George. A Voyage round the World. in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By George Anson Esq; Commander in Chief of a squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from papers and other materials of the Right Honourable George Lord Anson, and published under his direction, by Richard Walter, M.A. Chaplain of His Majestyís Ship the Centurion, in that expedition. Illustrated with forty-two copper-plates. London: Printed for the Author; by John and Paul Knapton, 1748. First edition. Quarto (9 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches; 252 x 196 mm). [2, blank], [33], [1, blank], 417, [3, blank] pp. With the list of subscribers and forty-two numbered engraved double-page or folding plates and maps. Bound without the directions to the binder leaf. Full contemporary brown calf, rebacked to style. Boards ruled in gilt. With red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt. Top edge brown, others speckled red. Light we ... Read more

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The First Russian Voyage around the World KRUSENSTERN, A[dam] J[ohann] von. Voyage round the World, in the Years 1803, 1804, 1805, & 1806, by order of His Imperial Majesty Alexander the First, on board the ships Nadeshda and Neva, under the command of Captain A.J. von Krusenstern, of the Imperial Navy. In two volumes. Translated from the original German by Richard Belgrave Hoppner, Esq. Vol. I. [II.] London: Printed by C. Roworth, for John Murray, 1813. First edition in English. Two quarto volumes in one. vii, [1, blank], [4, contents], [ix]-xxxii, 314; [9], [1, blank], 404 pp. Folding engraved map (ìChart of the Northwest Part of the Great Oceanî) and two hand-colored aquatint frontispieces for each volume. Original quarter parchment over drab blue boards. Original printed paper spine label. Uncut. Previous owner's light ink signature on title-page. Very light small library stamp to title-page. Leaf a2 with a few closed tears, neatly repaired. Original paper label a bit rubbed and unreadable. Boar ... Read more

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With 100 Beautiful Contemporary Hand-Colored Lithographed Plates DEMIDOFF, Anatole de. [RAFFET, Auguste, illustrator]. Voyage dans la Russie mÈridonale & la CrimÈe, par la Hongrie, la Valachie & la Moldavie exÈcutÈ en 1837, sous la direction de M. Anatole de Demidoff, par MM. de Sainson, Le Play, Huot, LÈveillÈ, de Nordmann, Rousseau et du Ponceau. DÈdiÈ a Sa MajestÈ Nicolas Premier, Empereur de toutes les Russies. DessinÈ díaprËs nature et lithographiÈ par Raffet. Paris: PubliÈ par Gihaut FrËres, [1838-1848]. First edition. Large folio (21 1/8 x 13 5/8 inches; 530 x 348 mm.). [2], 64 pp (complete). With half-title, lithographed title, with the plate list on verso and 100 contemporary hand-colored lithographed plates (including additional title and nine other section titles) by Raffet, all on large, thick paper stock. Plates printed by Auguste Bry. With the descriptive text for plate 1-87 bound in (as usual to not have the descriptive text for plates 88-100). According to Brunet, the de ... Read more

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First edition, Published in a Very Limited Number of Copies for Distribution Among Friends [CABET, Etienne]. Voyage et Aventures de Lord Villiam Carisdall en Icarie. Traduits de l'Anglais de Francis Adams par Th. Dufruit. Paris: Hippolyte Souverain, 1840 [1839]. First edition, published in 1839 in a very limited number of copies for distribution among friends only. In 1840 the work appeared under its generally known title, Voyage en Icarie, with the name of the author on the title. Two volumes. [4], 402 (misnumbered 378); [4], 510 pp. On both titles the name William has been misprinted Villiam. Modern half morocco, marbled sides, gilt lettering to spine by Lobstein-Laurenchet. Repair to the 'Table des Chapitres' of Volume I, without loss of text. Etienne Cabet (1788-1856), French communist and social reformer. Cabet was educated as a lawyer, became a director of the Carbonari and devoted himself to democratic propaganda. Because of his inflammatory denunciations against the government Cabet was ... Read more

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Voyage to South America

ULLOA, Antonio de

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First English Edition ULLOA, Antonio de. A Voyage to South America. Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces, &c. on that Extensive Continent. Interspersed Throughout with Reflections on the Genius, Customs, Manners, and Trade of the Inhabitants; Together with the Natural History of the Country. And An Account of Their Gold and Silver Mines. Undertaken by Command of His Majesty the King of Spain, by Don George Juan, and Don Antonio De Ulloa, Both Captains of the Spanish Navy, Members of the Royal Societies of London and Berlin, And Corresponding Members of the Royal Academy at Paris. Translated from the Original Spanish. Illustrated with Copper Plates. In Two Volumes London: L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1758. First English edition. Two octavo volumes (7 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 201 x 124 mm). [2], xvi, [8], 432, 453-479, 472-509, [3, advertisements], [2, blank]; [8], 420, [18, index] pp. With seven plates, six of which are folding. Contemporary full speckled calf, rebacked to style. Red moro ... Read more

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First Edition of the Inspiration for Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe" and the "First Printed Depictions of California Indians" COOKE, Edward. A Voyage to the South Sea, and Round the World, Performíd in the Years 1708, 1709, 1710, and 1711. Containing a journal of all memorable transactions during the said voyage...A description of the American coasts, from Tierra del Fuego in the south, to California in the north...An historical account of all those countries...Wherein an account is given of Mr. Alexander Selkirk, his manner of living and taming some wild beasts during the four years and four months he livíd upon the uninhabited island of Juan Fernandes...London: Printed by H. M. for B. Lintot and R. Gosling..., 1712. First edition. Octavo (7 3/4 x 4 5/8 inches; 195 x 117 mm). [23], [1, errata], 456, [10, index], [2, ads] pp. Folding engraved frontispiece "Map of the World", sixteen numbered engraved plates, and 3 unnumbered engraved maps and plans, two of which are folding, Including a map of the "Amazon ... Read more

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"First And Finest Edition Of One Of The Most Important Canadian Books" MACKENZIE, Alexander. Voyages from Montreal, on the River St. Laurence, through the Continent. of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; in the Years 1789 and 1793. With a Preliminary Account of the Rise, Progress and Present State of the Fur Trade in That Country. London: T. Cadell, 1801. First edition. Quarto (10 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches). [4], viii, cxxxii, 412, [2, errata] pp. With frontispiece portrait of Alexander Mackenzie and three folding maps, the first of which is hand colored in outline. Contemporary full mottled calf, boards decoratively ruled in gilt, spine decoratively stamped in gilt with five raised bands, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Previous owner's bookplate and small location sticker on front pastedown. Some offsetting from frontispiece portrait, as usual. Rear board has a hairline crack along outer spine, otherwise a very good copy. Housed in a cloth chemise and quarter brown morocco slipcas ... Read more

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The First English Edition, With All Twenty-One Engraved Plates and a Folding Map LANGSDORFF, Georg Heinrich von. Voyages and Travels in Various Parts of the World, During the Years 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, and 1807...Illustrated by Engravings from Original Drawings. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1813 [-1814]. First English edition. Two quarto volumes in one (10 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches; 265 x 214mm). xxi, [3], [1]-362, [6, index]; [8], [1- 8], [11]-386, [6, index], [2, blank] pp. Volume II lacking the half-title. With all twenty-one engraved plates (including frontispieces for each volume), two of which are sheets of music. Also with the folding map. The pieces of music are entitled "Brasilian Air" and "Song of the Native of Nukahiwa." Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spines with two brown morocco labels, lettered in gilt. Spines tooled in gilt. Edges speckled red-brown. Drab green endpapers. Title-pages with some offsetting. Most leaves facing the plates with some offsetting as well. Some ... Read more

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Voyages Round The World;

FANNING, Edmund

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First Edition in Original Boards FANNING, Edmund. Voyages Round The World; With Selected Sketches of Voyages to the South Seas, North and South Pacific Oceans, China, Etc., Preformed Under the Command and Agency of the Author. Also, Information Relating to Important Late Discoveries; Between the Years 1792 and 1832, Together with the Report of the Commander of the First American Exploration, Patronised by the United States Government, in the Brigs Seraph and Annawan, to the Southern Hemisphere. New York: Collins & Hannay, 1833. First Edition. Octavo (9 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches; 232 x 146 mm). xii, 13-499, [3, blank] pp. With five engraved plates, two of which are folding. Original quarter blue cloth over drab boards. Original paper spine label, lettered in black. Top edge grey, others uncut. Corners slightly bumped. Top of spine with a small chip at the corner. Paper label rubbed, Some light foxing. Two previous owner's bookplates on front pastedown. A very good copy. "Captain Fanning of Stonington, ... Read more

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