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Nicholas Nickleby
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Nicholas Nickleby

by Charles Dickens

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Used - Good +
Edition
First edition in book form
Binding
Hardcover
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Harlow, Essex
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$1,195.96

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London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. First edition in book form. Hardcover. Good +/no dust jacket. Daniel Maclise, Phiz, Thomas Onwhyn. Breif Details of This Book:  This rare first edition of Nicholas Nickleby has the portrait illustration of Charles Dickens by Daniel Maclise and 39 illustrations by H.K. Browne ("Phiz"), numerous early issue points. Additionally, there are 40 very rare illustrations by Thomas Onwhyn who went under his name and his pseudonym, Peter Pallet. This Charles Dickens first edition, first state book of Nicholas Nickleby was published by Chapman Hall, London. There are a total of 80 plates in this Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby first edition book. Some of the Issue Points Found in This Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby first edition includes: Page x line 2 the second “l” in the word “will” is missing; Page xii Chapter XXV there is a comma after “London” in the text, but not in  the Contents Page; Page xiii Chapter xxxv last four letters in the word “family” are… Read More
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The Novels of Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma,...
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Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1923 A near fine set of the 1st Oxford edition of Jane Austen's Novels, in the large paper version - limited to 1,000 sets of which 950 were for sale. The set consists of 5 volumes (Northanger Abbey and Persuasion are in one volume) with detailed notes, additional information and numerous illustrations. This set has been recently rebound by Elizabeth Howard - with pale blue calf spines (with title labels) and corners and matching marbled boards. New endpapers. Page edges to side and base untrimmed. Each volume has a colour frontispiece: in the case of Mansfield Park, this has an additional flap to give 2 different views of the same scene; and in Vol V there is a colour frontispiece for both books. All other illustrations are present as called for. Sense and Sensibility 429pp; Pride and Prejudice 415pp; Mansfield Park 567pp; Emma 521pp; Northanger Abbey 252pp; Persuasion 263pp. There is the very occasional spot, for example on the verso of the street plan of Bath at the… Read More
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$2,266.02
Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

by Dickens, Charles

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Used
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Hardcover
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$1,750.00

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Philadelphia (1861): T. B. Peterson and Brothers. Hard Cover. Peterson's Uniform Duodecimo Edition, 523 pages, illustrated, with 34 illustrations by John McLenan; complete in one volume. Original brown cloth binding, stamped in gilt and blind. Light general foxing; cloth worn through at corners, small loss at spine ends; yellow coated endpapers. One of the earliest American editions.
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$1,750.00
A Dictionary Of The Bible
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A Dictionary Of The Bible: Comprising It's Antiquities, Biography, Geography And Natural History With Numerous Illustrations And Maps, Engraved Expressly For This Work

by Edited By William Smith

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Used - Good-
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
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Lubbock, Texas
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$1,000.00

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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 tanning. The edges of most of the pages are worn. This is a rare book and dates 147 years old.."There are three books which ought to be found in every household - the Bible, an English dictionary, and a Bible dictionary. The necessity of the first two is universally admitted; and a moment's consideration will show the almost equal importance of the third." - Preface to the edition by the publishers
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$1,000.00
Treasure Island (Second Edition)
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Treasure Island (Second Edition)

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good Condition
Edition
Second Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Springfield, Ohio
Item Price
$2,958.00

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Cassell & Company Limited, London, 1884. Second Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Book Frontispiece map plate printed in gray and three other colors (red, brown and blue). Second edition issue points (besides the fact it is stated to be the Second Edition on the title page) include: "dead man's chest" uncapitalized on pages 2 and 7, "rain" for "vain" in the last line of page 40, the "a" is missing from the phrase "at a glance" at the break between lines 5/6 on page 63, "worse" for "worst" in line 3 of page 197, the period is missing following "opportunity" in line 20 of page 178, and "Treasure Island" is listed as having 304 pages on page 4 of the publisher's advertisements. Includes 8 pages of advertisements dated with the code "5R-12.83" with the last two leaves (pp. 5/6 & 7/8) still uncut. Additional pictures available upon inquiry Size: 7.5"-8" -… Read More
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$2,958.00
LES MISERABLES.
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LES MISERABLES.: Authorized English translation.

by HUGO. VICTOR

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Used
Binding
Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom
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$1,573.62

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Hurst and Blackett, Successors to Henry Colburn. London. 1863. THIRD ENGLISH EDITION. Three volumes. 8vo. (8 x 5.4 inches). Some foxing to just a few pages but overall very good throughout. Original publishers purple cloth bindings. Spines lettered and decorated in gilt, boards with blind-stamped decorative borders. Pale green endpapers. Corners, ends of spines, and hinges are a but rubbed and bumped. Inner hinges are cracked but all holding. Gilt on spines a little dulled but overall this is a very good set. Scarce in the publishers original cloth bindings. Published the year after both the original Brussels and first English editions, this is the last three decker edition. This copy was once owned by the famous artist Briton Riviere (1840 - 1920). It is signed by him to the half title of each volume, and also has an autograph signed letter tipped into the front of volume 1, and a further ALS loosely inserted.
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$1,573.62
Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God: with the history of the devotion to her,...
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1853 Life of Blessed Virgin Mary Orsini English Catholic Ireland IllustratedA beautiful, rare English edition of Orsini's 'Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary.' This fine work of Catholic literature was translated out of the original French into English and is "a labor of love for a Catholic to celebrate the praises and publish the renown of our most dear Mother." Called a 'Superb Work' by the Lambruschini 'Treatise on the Immaculate Conception', this work was written to honor the Virgin Mary and hold her in the highest regard. Translated by Mrs. J Sadlier, this work "follows the course of the universal devotion wherewith the Church has honored, and does still honor, this Queen of angels and of men. It shows how from age to age that devotion has grown and prospected coequal with Catholicity and records the shrines and churches erected in every land under her invocation. It embodies the Eastern traditions concerning her with the conclusive testimony of the Fathers; the little which is related of her in… Read More
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$499.00
The Naked and The Dead
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The Naked and The Dead

by Norman Mailer

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  • Hardcover
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Used
Edition
first
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Marina Del Rey, California
Item Price
$3,475.00

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About this Item: Rinehart & Company, 1948. Hardcover. Condition: . Dust Jacket Condition: ripped at spine **see photos. 1st Edition. First Edition, This ORIGINAL dustjacket has the $4.00 price present on the front flap without the common ubquitous fading to the spine. The binding is tight with no cocking or leans. The boards are crisp with slight wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks . There is a book plate a famous screen writer in the early 30's Gertrude Walker... Overall, solid except for a few tears on jacket see photos .
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$3,475.00
War and Peace
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War and Peace

by [Tolstoy] Tolstoi, Leo

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Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$13,500.00

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New York: William S. Gottsberger, 1886. First American Edition. Very Good. Six volumes. First American edition, all first printings with properly dated title pages and publisher's imprint on all copyright pages. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt lettering and black stamping, with volumes ranging from Very Good to Near Fine. Softening to spine ends, with Volume II of Before Tilsit showing shallow loss at spine ends. Volume I of The Invasion with owner name stamp on title page; neat owner name on first page of text of volume II of The Invasion and volume II of Borodino. Bookplate in volume 1 of Before Tilsit and volume I of The Invasion. A handsome set of the first American edition of this classic of Russian literature. Translated from the French edition by Clara Bell.
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$13,500.00
Quran
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Quran

by Quran

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
COLUMBIA, Missouri
Item Price
$950.00

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1800 Arabic Quran Middle East ARAB Muslim Islam Persia Sultan Serkis Bey

A rare, journal-style Arabic Quran. This curious volume features a handwritten provenance of a 19th-century sultan of Turkey and Italy Ambassador Serkis Bey.

Item number: #7898
Price: $950
Quran
Quran
ca.1800

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Collation: Complete with all pages
o 236p
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Language: Arabic
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Binding: Cloth; tight and secure
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Size: ~4in X 3in (10cm x 7.5cm)
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$950.00
The Woman In White
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The Woman In White

by Collins, Wilkie

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Used - Good-
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
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$1,200.00

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The Woman In White (1860 Harper & Brothers 1st Edition) BY WILKIE COLLINS. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860.[2], 260, [4, ads] pp. Publisher's brown stamped heavy cardboard boards with elaborate blind stamped Harper and Brothers cartouche on front and back boards. Ads state B. Miss Mulock spelled correctly. Used. Good- Condition. Our copy lacks it's spine. Some water-spotting noted. Please see our photos. States 1860 on the title page. In-text illustrations by John McLenan. Both pairs of chocolate brown endpapers are in good shape. Please see our photos. First American edition, second state, with first page of rear ads headed "By Miss Mulock," listing eleven titles, and verso advertising The Mill on the Floss. [Gasson p. 160.] A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, a smash success upon publication. Has become rare, like the author's gift for spellbinding tales. This book is acknowledged as creating and popularizing the detective/mystery genre in Victorian Great Britain. Will ship from Oregon.
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$1,200.00
The Novels of Jane Austin in Ten Volumes
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The Novels of Jane Austin in Ten Volumes: Steventon Edition

by Jane Austin

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good-
Edition
Steventon
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Potsdam, New York
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$4,200.00

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The Novels of Jane Austin (in ten volumes), illustrated by C.E.Brock.Edited by R. Brimley Johnson with colored ilustrations by C.E and H.M Brockpublished by J.M. Dent & co. 1898.London 29&30 Bedford St.Covent Garden W.C.Jane Austin - Steventon Edition, limited to two hundred and fifty sets of which this is No. 167, specially bound for subscribers.Each of ten books measure 7 x 4.5 x 1;150-200 pages depending on novelThis is an amazing find. The set is complete and except for some worn corners, these books from 1898 are in like new condition. I don;t think they were ever read as none of the spines are cracked. The leather backs and corners are excellent. All of the beautiful illustrations are in perfect condition and utterly adorable. A true treasure for the Jane Austin lover.
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$4,200.00
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE.

by AUSTEN. JANE. ; BROCK. C. E. Illustrates

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Used
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Hardcover
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London, United Kingdom
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$849.76

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Macmillan and Co. London. 1899. Early edition, reprint of the first Brock edition which was issued in 1895. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.5 inches). Forty full page illustrations by Brock. Tissue paper guard over frontis is a bit foxed otherwise a very good bright copy bound in recent full brown morocco leather binding. Spine with five raised bands, red and green labels ruled and lettered in gilt. Compartments ruled and decorated with floral corner designs, all in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Original publishers decorative front board bound in at the rear. A lovely copy of this beautiful book.
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$849.76
The Invisible Man
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The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance

by H.G. Wells

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Used - Half Bound Very Good +
Edition
First Edtion/First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Metarie, Louisiana
Item Price
$2,400.00

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The Invisible Man: A Grotesque Romance; C. Arthur Pearson LTD; London, 1897. FIRST EDITION; FIRST PRINTING; Half-title; title pp in orange and black with p"2" numbering 1st. page, and integral advertisement leaves at end. (A few small stains to a few leaves). Half bound (with rebacking & recorning & endpapers renewed) in gilt-ruled crushed red morocco; original red cloth front/back covers in publisher's red cloth gilt. A handsome copy of a classic horror novel written by a "father of modern horror/sci/fi" H.G. Wells. Veering from the first person narrative perspective of his previous novels, "The Time Machine" and "The Island of Dr. Moreau", Wells adopts a third-person objective point of view The novel is considered influential for its time, and helped establish Wells as the "father of science fiction"[1]. One of the main inspirations for Wells when writing The Invisible Man was Plato's Republic, which impacted him significantly when he read it as an adolescent. The legend of the "Ring of… Read More
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$2,400.00
ALICE`S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. With Forty-Two illustrations by John Tenniel
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ALICE`S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND. With Forty-Two illustrations by John Tenniel

by CARROLL. LEWIS. ; Tenniel. John. Illustrates

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Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
London, United Kingdom
Item Price
$1,888.35

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MacMillan and Co. London. 1868. FIFTH EDITION (Fourth published), (Eleventh thousand). Octavo. (7.4 x 5.1 inches). Forty two beautiful line illustrations by John Tenniel. Original tissue guard still present on frontispiece. Three line presentation inscription on the half title and a few minor spots and marks otherwise remarkably clean and bright throughout. A couple of gatherings are slightly proud but overall this is a better than very good copy in original publishers red cloth with gilt ruling, decoration and lettering to spine. Boards with triple gilt ruled borders. Circular centre pieces showing illustrations of Alice carrying the Pig and the Cheshire Cat, both within and triple circular border and both in gilt. Original black endpapers with thin cracks but holding firm. All edges gilt. Slight lean to the spine. Boards just a little bumped and edges a little rubbed, a few small ink marks to the rear panel and half circle cup mark to the front but generally a superior copy with the gilt,… Read More
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$1,888.35