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Biblio is proud to present our collection of rare, antique, and collectible books available for purchase from our fine and reputable booksellers. Some of the antique books showcased date back to the 15th Century, and others hold significant historical and religious value. Antique books require special care and maintenance to preserve their special characteristics, and many of them are quite delicate. Also featured are particularly special and hard to find collectible books. Though they may not be antique, first editions or first printing of popular books are often quite collectible and rise in value over time. It is important to preserve the quality of these books as well, but they are generally more resistant to damage than the much older antique books.



COOPER'S LEATHER-STOCKING TALES- For Boys and Girls- Illustrated
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COOPER'S LEATHER-STOCKING TALES- For Boys and Girls- Illustrated

by James Fenimore Cooper

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good++
Edition
1st Edition-1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Mansonville, Quebec
Item Price
$349.95

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London- UK: George Routledge & Sons, 1890. COOPER'S LEATHER-STOCKING TALES- For Boys and Girls- Illustrated- James Fenimore Cooper- George Routledge & Sons- London-UK- 1890- 1st Edition-1st Printing- Hardcover:-8vo-Good++/ no dj as issued- original publishers green bevelled cloth boards, gilt, maroon and black illustrated cover and title- rubbing and light fraying on head and foot of spine and corner extremities-square, relatively tight for such a large book and clean-960pp divided into the complete tales: Deerslayer 1-192, The Last of the Mohicans 1-192, Pathfinder 1-192, The Pioneers 1-192 and The Prairie 1-192. Mostly clean, last few pages waterstained but still very legible. 1st all in one Edition with illustrated plates in color and in text gravures in B&W- SEE PHOTOS- "A very scarce complete one volume Leatherstocking Tales- with only 2 World Cat holdings and none available on the internet-1890 on title page- ex-libris plate from R.D. Cateson inner pastedown-… Read More
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$349.95
HARPER'S Pictorial History of the Civil War Part First and Part Second
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HARPER'S Pictorial History of the Civil War Part First and Part Second

by Alfred H. Guernsey and Henry M. Alden

  • Used
  • fair
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Fair
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$1,800.25

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New York: McDonnell Bros., 1866 Book. Fair. Hardcover. First Edition. Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall. Large brown two-volume Civil War book set with a gilt cover title. Five inch top spine cover chip and a one and one half inch bottom spine chip to volume 1. Volume 2 has a top chip/slight gouge at the spine top and a small chip at the bottom spine. Covers with light to moderate worming. Shaken and cracked bindings with a few loose pages and some old taped tears. The first 8 pages (from the title page) to the second volume are loose from binding and present. Fair minus to Fair plus condition. About 16-1/2 x 12 with 836 total pages. Illustrated, plus maps. Rare two-volume Civil War set (1866 and 1868)! .
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$1,800.25
Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the Years 1873-76
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Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the Years 1873-76

by THOMSON, C. Wyville; MURRAY, Sir John; NARES, George S.; THOMSON, Frank Tourle, et al

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very good +
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
London, Ontario
Item Price
$150,000.00

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Her Majesty's Government, 1882-95. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +. The number of copies printed was not large and most copies went to institutional libraries during the 19-year publication period. Many existing sets are incomplete. Fifty 33-cm hardcover volumes with various paginations in the original green publisher’s cloth. Narrative – 2 vols. in 3 books; Zoology – 32 vols. in 40 books; Botany – 2 vols.; Physics and Chemistry – 2 vols.; Deep Sea Deposits – 1 vol.; Summary – 2 vols. (41 vols. in 50 books). Over 4,000 illustrations, including 2522 lithographic plates (some colour or partial colour, some double page or folding), 37 photographs, 594 in-text figures, 4 fold-out charts in pockets, over 500 charts and maps, over 350 small woodcuts or decorations, and numerous tables. Illustration highlights include 30 gorgeous colour bird plates in Zoology Vol. II, human crania in Zoology Vol. X, octopi in Zoology Vol. XVI, seals in Zoology Vol. XXVI. Narrative Vol. I First and Second Parts… Read More
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$150,000.00
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
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 Fairy Books: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Pink, Grey, Violet, Crimson, Brown, Orange, Olive and...
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The Fairy Books: Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Pink, Grey, Violet, Crimson, Brown, Orange, Olive and Lilac

by Lang, Andrew [Editor]

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  • very good
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Seller
Portland, Oregon
Item Price
$13,500.00

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London: Longmans, Green & Company, 1910. First Edition. Very Good. First edition. Andrew Lang's Color Fairy Books, complete in twelve volumes, all first impressions of the first edition: Blue (1889), Red (1890), Green (1892), Yellow (1894), Pink (1897), Grey (1900), Violet (1901), Crimson (1903), Brown (1904), Orange (1906), Olive (1907), Lilac (1910). The volumes average in Very Good, with fading to spines, foxing, light edge wear, soiling, or rubbing, bookplates or previous ownership markings, and toning to pages. Tear to cloth at base of spine of The Blue Fairy Book; Inner hinges tender or exposed in the Lilac, Orange and Grey; Corner clipped from front free endpaper in The Lilac Fairy Book. A lovely set Andrew Lang's Color Fairy Books, beautifully decorated in ornate gilt stamping.
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$13,500.00
THE NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY BIBLE THE HOLY BIBLE
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THE NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE FAMILY BIBLE THE HOLY BIBLE

by John Eadie

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Foligno (PG), Italy
Item Price
$328.71

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GILPIN & COMPANY . Bella edizione di fine ottocento di questa Bibbia familiare molto in voga in Inghilterra durante l'epoca Vittoriana. <BR><BR>Edizione curata dal Reverendo John Eadie.<BR><BR>Testo inglese con commento di Scott ed Henry contenente numerose note esplicative e critiche selezionate dai grandi autori.<BR><BR>Nella prima parte numerose pagine (mai compilate) con il registro della famiglia, matrimoni, nomi dei figli, morti, galleria dei ritratti di famiglia.<BR><BR>Frontespizio figurato coperto da velina e 25 planches coperte da velina incise da Laplante, Pisan su disegno di Gustave Dore e planches colorate.<BR><BR>Copertina in piena pelle con disegni a rilievo e decorazioni in oro. Borchie di metallo agli angoli e fermagli di chiusura. <BR><BR>In buone condizioni.<BR>Copertina in piena pelle a quattro nervi con titolo in oro al dorso in discrete condizioni generali con lievi usure ai margini e dorso.… Read More
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$328.71
Descriptive Book of Thieves
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Descriptive Book of Thieves

by City of Cleveland Police Department

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Item Price
$33,000.00

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Approximately 3200 booking records (approximately 20 of which have been contemporaneously blotted-out) numbered 37888 to 41109 accompanied by individual 2 x 3 inches photographs and description of the person and their alleged crime. Full brown cloth. Front board separated at hinge (see image). Marbled endpapers. Index of names in alphabetical order. Lacking page 289/290. Heavy shelf wear given the size, weight and regular usage; moisture mark to lower edge. [52], 358 pp. 16.5 x 19.65 in.; 24 pounds (10.8 Kilo)
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$33,000.00
PETER PAN AND WENDY
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PETER PAN AND WENDY

by BARRIE, J.M.

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition ONLY PRINTING
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Amenia, New York
Item Price
$1,250.00

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LONDON: Hodder and Stoughton, 1921. 1st Edition ONLY PRINTING. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket, as Issued. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. ATTWELL, MABEL LUCIE. TRULY RARE DELUXE FIRST & ONLY PRINTING!! FIRST BRITISH PRINTING, HODDER & STOUGHTON, FINE CONDITION!! EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE ORIGINAL 1921 "PETER PAN & WENDY" Illustrated by MABEL LUCY ATTWELL with 12 BEAUTIFUL FULL COLOR (COLOUR) HINGED PLATES. THIS IS THE DELUXE ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION PRINTING, IN LOVELY ROBIN'S EGG BLUE CLOTH, EMBOSSED COLOR FRONT ILLUSTRATION with FRONT COVER & SPINE LETTERING IN BRIGHT GILT. THIS EXAMPLE IS NEAR FINE, COVERS EXCELLENT, BINDER TIGHT, FAINT FOXING ON A FEW PRELIMS & FINAL PAGES...VERY FAINT. SLIGHT COLOR VARIATION ON REAR BOARD!! ALL 12 COLOR HINGED (EDGE GLUED ON HEAVY DARKER STOCK) IN PERFECT CONDITION!! ____________________________ NOTE: THIS BOOK WAS ONLY PRINTED ONCE in the U.K. in 1921. "NOTE: THERE WAS ALSO A "CHEAP" VERSION OF THE FIRST RELEASED SHORTLY AFTER THE DELUXE. IT IS A SMALLER… Read More
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$1,250.00
The poetical works of John Milton: consisting of Paradise lost and regained, and Poems on several...
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The poetical works of John Milton: consisting of Paradise lost and regained, and Poems on several occasions, from the text of Dr. Newton, with the life of the author

by MILTON, John

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
COLUMBIA, Missouri
Item Price
$499.00

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1796 Paradise Lost BOSTON John Milton Poetry + Regained RARE American ed Newton

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven."
― John Milton, Paradise Lost

'Paradise Lost' follows the biblical story of the Fall of Man and the temptation of Adam and Eve. Milton himself states that purpose for this book was to "Justify the ways of God to Men". It covers the characters Adam, Eve, and Satan and the roles each played in the development of religious culture and idolatry.
It was critically acclaimed and well-received by many famed personalities, including Samuel Johnson who states.
"[Paradise Lost shows] Milton's peculiar power to astonish…and he seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was the Nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others: the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful.
Christian writer C.S. Lewis also… Read More
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$499.00
[Corpus Juris Civilis]
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[Corpus Juris Civilis]

by JUSTINIAN

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
COLUMBIA, Missouri
Item Price
$4,950.00

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1589 ENORMOUS LAW Corpus Juris Civilis Justinian Codex Digest Godefroy 6v SET

"Freedom is the natural ability of everyone to do what he likes, unless it is prohibited by law or by force."
― Justinian I
Justinian's 'Corpus Juris Civilis' is unquestionably the fundamental work on law and jurisprudence! Parts of this work were originally intended to be used by law students, but they were not solely used as a textbook – they carried legal weight …as law! It includes four distinct parts – Codex, Digest, Institutes, and Novellae – each written with a different purpose.
'Digest' or 'Pandectae' is a collection of juristic treatises taken from various legal writings of Ulpian and Paulus. 'Codex'
was the Justinian's attempt at organizing the laws in a systematic manner – each of these works is included in this enormous 16th-century six-volume edition.
The Godefroy editions of this iconic work were influential in the law field well into the 20th-century. While Godefroy was known as a jurist, his… Read More
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$4,950.00
Theologia naturalis; sive, Liber creaturarum specialiter de homine et de natura ejus in quantum...
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Theologia naturalis; sive, Liber creaturarum specialiter de homine et de natura ejus in quantum homo: et de his que sunt ei necessaria ad cognoscendum seipsum et Deum, et omne debitum ad quod homo tenetur et obligatur tam Deo quam proximo.

by De Sabunde, Raymundus (Raimundus Sabundus, Raymond of Sebonde or Ramon Sibiuda, Catalan scholar, c.1385-1436)

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Fine
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Worcester, United Kingdom
Item Price
$2,481.38

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Strasbourg: Argentinae: Ex officina Martini Flach junioris, 1501. Half leather. Fine. Folio, printed in Strassburg by Martin Flach, 7 February 1501; 161 unnumbered leaves. BINDING: new Gothic hand-sewn oak binding by Arthur Green of Malvern; tawed quarter leather over quarter-sawn oak boards, quires hand-sewn on four double-cords creating four raised spine bands, board leather blind-tooled with period style rosettes and fleurs-de-lys within panel of diagonal blind triple fillets, hand-sewn Gothic double headbands of alternate hand-dyed indigo and undyed linen thread, hand-made brass hasps and clasps ornamented in period style; an exceptionally attractive recreation of a Gothic hand-sewn binding employing medieval techniques contemporaneous with the date the book was printed. COLLATION: [pi]6, a2-8, b-y6, z8, zeta6, antisigma8; leaf a1 excised and subsequent first few lines of a2[recto] redacted in black ink in the sixteenth century by the inquisitor for its heretical content (see below). TEXT: Double… Read More
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$2,481.38
The Birds of America
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The Birds of America

by John James Audubon

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good+
Edition
1941
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Keswick, Virginia
Item Price
$540.00

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Beautifully illustrated in full color folio size. This book is in excellent condition with some wear to points as is to be expected. Gilt stamped front cover. Insides of cover discolored due to age.
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$540.00
THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR IN SIX VOLUMES: ADORN'D WITH CUTS
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THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR IN SIX VOLUMES: ADORN'D WITH CUTS

by Shakespeare, William

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good+
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
UPLAND, California
Item Price
$40,000.00

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London: Jacob Tonson & Edmund Curl, 1709. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR IN SIX VOLUMES: ADORN'D WITH CUTS was published in 1709 by Jacob Tonson & edited by Nicholas Rowe. They are the 1st edition of Shakespeare's plays published after the four folios. These are the first illustrated edition of Shakespeare's plays, 1st edition to indicate acts, scenes & dramatis personae, 1st to provide stage directions, 1st to include a formal biography of Shakespeare. Also includes THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR. VOLUME THE SEVENTH. CONTAINING VENUS & ADONIS, TARQUIN & LUCRECE AND HIS MISCELLANY POEMS published in 1710 by Edmund Curll. "The significance of the 'volume the seventh' as has been generally understood, is in the fact that the book was intended as a supplementary volume to be sold to purchasers of the set of Rowe's Works of Shakespeare" (Alden, 1916). This octavo… Read More
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$40,000.00
Ten Little Niggers
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Ten Little Niggers

by Agatha Christie

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  • good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Issaquah, Washington
Item Price
$175.00

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Very rare and no longer in print with this title. Ten Little Niggers is a mystery novel by the English writer Agatha Christie, described by her as the most difficult of her books to write. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939, named after the children's counting rhyme and minstrel song, which serves as a major plot element. The US edition was released in January 1940 with the title And Then There Were None, taken from the last five words of the song. Successive American reprints and adaptations use that title, though Pocket Books paperbacks used the title Ten Little Indians between 1964 and 1986. UK editions continued to use the original title until 1985. The book is the world's best-selling mystery, and with over 100 million copies sold is one of the best-selling books of all time. The novel has been listed as the sixth best-selling title (any language, including reference works). - Wikipedia Wear on cover and spine, some splitting along spine.… Read More
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$175.00