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The Picture of Dorian Gray by WILDE, OSCAR

London: Ward, Lock, 1891. First English Edition; trade issue. Publisher’s vellum-backed boards; an exceptional copy; fine in the rare dust jacket. There are some small chips and tears. Six old tape mends have been removed from inside the corners and e…

From Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.


A Dictionary Of The Bible by Edited By William Smith

The cover of this book has much wear. A binding was added later as well as pads for the corner's of the book. the previous owners names are written on the inside of the front cover and on the top of the third blank page. The pages are yellowing and tannin…

From Revue & Revalued Books


Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe

Harper and Brothers circa 1915. All ten volumes are in fair condition with dark green cloth boards with decorative gilt spines. Texts are clean and unmarked. Boards are sturdy. Bindings in Volumes II and IV are weakening and Volume I shows slight separ…

From BookandPen



Cassell & Company, Limited. London. 1883. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.6 x 5.1 inches). Frontispiece map with the text lines printed in red, blue, and brown. A First edition, early issue that contains the following textual points: "dead man's chest" is not capi…

From Paul Foster Books


Tales Of A Wayside Inn by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"TALES OF A WAYSIDE INN" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 1863 true 1st edition, 1st state (with a 22 page publisher's catalog at the back of the book - the listing for "Tales Of A Wayside Inn" does NOT have a price and instead states "Nearly Ready" indicat…

From CraigsClassics



Ward, Lock & Co. London. 1888. FIRST EDITION in book form of the first Sherlock Holmes novel and the Author's first book. 8vo. (7.3 x 5.1 inches). Published the year before in Beetons Christmas annual. Green & Gibson A1, a.i. (second impression). Publish…

From Paul Foster Books



This is a 5-volume lot of DICKENS' WORKS, published in 1900 by Peter Fenelon Collier & Son New York. The original set was 30 volumes. A limited edition was leather-bound; the rest were bound in burgundy cloth. This is five of the volumes of that set. All…

From Vancouver Bookseller


The Life of Charlotte Bronte by E.C. Gaskell

Nice condition set of "The Life of CHARLOTTE BRONTE" - Author of "Jane Eyre," "Shirley," "Villette," &c. by E.C. (Elizabeth) Gaskell. 1857 1st American edition; D. Appleton and Company; New York. Complete in 2 volumes. Volume I features a frontispiece por…

From CraigsClassics


ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS. And what Alice found there by CARROLL. LEWIS. ; Tenniel. John. Illustrates

Macmillan and Co. Limited. London. 1898. FIRST SIXPENNY EDITIONS. 8vo. (8.4 x 6 inches). Both volumes are the first printings of the Macmillan sixpenny series. Illustrated with forty two and fifty line illustrations, respectively, by John Tenniel. Publi…

From Paul Foster Books


Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 by KANE, Elisha Kent

1856 1st ed Elisha Kane Arctic Explorations Voyages Franklin Expedition Map 2v The Arctic Exploration, or 'Advance,' led by Elisha Kent Kane, was financed to find Sir John Franklin and his ship which was missing. While Franklin was never found, Kent and …

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Uncle Tom's cabin: a tale of life among the lowly by STOWE, Harriet Beecher

1852 1st UK ed Uncle Tom's Cabin Beecher Stowe Anti Slavery Abolition Civil War "A moral battle cry for freedom!" – Langston Hughes on Uncle Tom's Cabin. No other work of literature helped lay the groundwork for the American Civil War quite like Harri…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

London, 1894, Macmillan & Co, First Edition, First Press, two beautiful works. Publisher's blue cloth, decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, housed in chemise and slipcase. Wear at minimum, internal very fresh, a bright copy, a small degree of bubbling of th…

From Uniche Books


Works of Theodore Roosevelt by ROOSEVELT, Theodore

1882 Works of Theodore Roosevelt Winning the West Naval War Illustrated MAPS 7v "Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right." ― Theodore Roosevelt Mostly known for his Presidency of the United States of America, Theodore Roosev…

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


A Child's Garden Of Verses, Illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith, 1905 by Stevenson, Robert Louis

Used. Stevenson, Robert Louis: A Child's Garden of Verses, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith. 1905, Charles Scribner's Sons. FIRST EDITION THUS. VG/Good- original dust jacket. RARE THUS. A nice, solid copy. …

From Mary Riversong Books


The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by HUGO, Victor

1834 EARLY Hunchback of Notre Dame de Paris Victor Hugo Bentley Novels English "Nothing makes a man so adventurous as an empty pocket." ― Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame The best-known and oft-considered greatest French writer is unarguably V…

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