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[FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. Memoirs of Marmontel
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[FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. Memoirs of Marmontel

by MARMONTEL, Jean-Francois

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Edinburgh: Mundell, Doig and Stevenson, 1808. hardcover. fine. 4 volumes. Handsomely bound in contemporary straight grained green morocco with gilt designs on covers & spines, a.e.g. Housed in a red cloth folding box. Edinburgh: Printed for Mundell, Doig and Stevenson, 1808. A fine set.<br/> <br/> Each volume has a detailed fore-edge painting of various London city scenes.<br/> <br/>
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

by SCOTT, Walter,Sir

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hardcover. Frontis port., title pg. vignette, 10 vols., 8vo, full straight-grained morocco, gilt floral borders on covers, gilt dec. raised spines, top edges gilt (ex. lib., some foxing, spine slightly bumped). Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1821.<br/> <br/>
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The Waverley Novels
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The Waverley Novels

by SCOTT, Walter, Sir

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Illustrated
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Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1877. Illustrated. hardcover. very good(+). 48 volumes. Frontispiece engraving, extra illustrated title page, other in-text figures throughout. 12mo, attractive 3/4 brown calf over marbled boards; gilt- decorated spines with leather labels, t.e.g. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1877. The Illustrated Edition. Pages a bit browned and bindings lightly shelfworn, otherwise a very good(+) copy.<br/> <br/>
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Works of William Makepeace Thackeray
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Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

by THACKERAY, William Makepeace

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Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1891. hardcover. near fine. Frontispieces and other illustrations protected with tissue. 30 volumes. 8vo, 3/4 brown morocco; gilt-decorated spines with raised bands, a.e.g. Boston: Estes & Lauriat, 1891. Near fine.<br/> <br/> Number 980 of 1000 copies.<br/> <br/>
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[DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. Poems
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[DOUBLE FORE-EDGE PAINTING]. Poems

by ROGERS, Samuel

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London: Moxon, 1838. hardcover. near fine. Illustrated with numerous in-text engravings. 313 pages. 12mo, beautifully bound in contemporary gilt-decorated burgundy morocco, a.e.g. London: Edward Moxon, 1838. Near fine (both hinges repaired).<br/> <br/> With a magnificent double fore-edge painting depecting Boston & a view of the State House, and New York & a view of City Hall (4 paintings).<br/> <br/>
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Les Miserables
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Les Miserables

by HUGO, Victor

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Limited
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Philadelphia: Barrie, 1893. Limited. hardcover. fine. 10 volumes, 8vo, handsomely rebound in 3/4 brown morocco over marbled boards; gilt-ruled and lettered spine with raised bands. all edges gilt. Philadelphia: Barrie, (1893).<br/> <br/> Part of the Complete and Unabridged Novels. Edition de Bibliophile, limited to 250 sets on Japanese vellum. Containing 519 etchings, in two printings, one in black and one in bistre, and 75 double page etchings in black, all on Japanese vellum.<br/> <br/>
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Works of Victor Hugo
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Works of Victor Hugo

by HUGO, Victor

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Boston: Dana Estes. hardcover. very good(+). 24 volumes. Black & white illustrations with tissue guards. Small 8vo, 3/4 tan calf, ornately gilt spines with green leather spine labels, marbled boards, t.e.g. Boston: Dana Estes & Co., N.d. ca. 1910. Very Good (+).<br/> <br/> Illustrated Cabinet Edition.<br/> <br/>
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The Little Mermaid
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The Little Mermaid

by ANDERSEN, Hans Christian

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First
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New York: Macmillan, 1939. First. hardcover. very good(+)/very good(+). Lathrop, Dorothy. Full page illustrations in black & white and color by Dorothy Lathrop. 4to, blue cloth with a pictorial vignette in gilt; d.w. (small dampstain affecting back panel of dw and back cover, toning to edges of wrapper, back endpaper creased at foredge). New York: Macmillan, 1939. First Edition.<br/><br/> The scarcest of Lathrop titles, this is a very good(+) copy, with a neat square hole in the dust jacket flap, presumably cutting out the price.<br/><br/>
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Autographed Letter Signed on "Headquarters Army of the United States" letterhead
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Autographed Letter Signed on "Headquarters Army of the United States" letterhead

by SHERMAN, William T. (1820 - 1891)

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Washington, D.C., 1871. unbound. Three-page handwritten letter with outstanding content, 8 x 5 inches, Washington, D.C., June 22, 1871. Written to former Confederate Brigadier General Marcus J. Wright, commander of the District of Atlanta, in full: "Your note of June 1, awaited me here on my return from Texas. It is sharp that you even noticed in the newspaper of the day the fact that less than a year ago Capt. Buel of the Ordinance Department, the same who was on my staff at Atlanta, and who was taken prisoner the day before we entered that place, was murdered at the U.S. Arsenal Fort Leavenworth, by a discharged soldier. Buel had punished this man for some offense and was retiring from a party inside Leavenworth to his own house, just outside after entering his own yard, with his wife on his arm, was shot dead by a man concealed in a brush within a few feet. The man for a time escaped, but was hunted and at last caught, he was so badly wounded in capture that he started confessing the deed,… Read More
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Cram's Universal Terrestrial Globe
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Cram's Universal Terrestrial Globe

by CRAM, George F.

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Indianapolis: George F. Cram & Co. Tabletop globe. 9 inch diameter. 12 inches tall including turned wood stand on rectangular base. 2 sets of 12 coated-paper gores over pasteboard. Circular cartouche in south-east Indian Ocean. Some chipping to varnish on stand and minimal overall wear, including light cracking of coating, paint smudges, and surface wear.<br/><br/> This wonderful globe is a charming document of the interwar period. Colored in blue and yellow, the globe evidences a number of geographic features specific to this era, including French Indochina and French West Africa, the Mongolian People's Republic, Italian Somaliland, the puppet state of Manchuria, and the Ukraine noted as part of the USSR. In addition, there is also an Analemma scale off the coast of Mexico, which indicates the sun's declination and the equation of time for every day of the year. Also labeled are aeronautical distances, in red, and ocean currents in white. The globe is in good condition with… Read More
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Anne of Green Gables
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Anne of Green Gables

by MONTGOMERY, L.M.

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First
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Boston: Page, 1908. First. hardcover. very good. Illustrated by M.A. and W.A.J. Claus. 8vo, pinkish gray cloth, pictorial cover label. Boston: Page, 1908. First Edition.<br/><br/> First issue, dated April, 1908 on the copyright page, with 8 page publisher's catalogue at the rear. Variant binding, most copies being in green or tan cloth. The binding is lightly rubbed & soiled and there is an ownership signature, but this is a solid, internally fine copy of the very rare first issue of Montgomery's first novel.<br/><br/>
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The Novels Complete and Unabridged of Victor Hugo
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The Novels Complete and Unabridged of Victor Hugo

by HUGO, Victor

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Philadelphia: Barrie & Jenkins, 1894. hardcover. 41 volumes, small 8vo, 3/4 blue morocco, marbled boards, gilt spine with fleur de lys design, top edges gilt. Philadelphia: Barrie & Jenkins, (1894). Limited Edition. Edition Definitive. Near Fine.<br/> <br/> Number 128 of 1000 sets.<br/> <br/>
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.; With Historical & Analytical Prefaces,...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.; With Historical & Analytical Prefaces, Explanatory Notes & Glossaries

by SHAKESPEARE, William

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Limited
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New York: George D. Sproul, 1903. Limited. hardcover. near fine. Some illustrations throughout. 13 volumes [12 plus index]. 8vo, attractively bound in publisher's 3/4 crimson crushed morocco over marbled boards; matching marbled endpapers, uncut edges, top edges gilt (several volumes with very minor wear at corners; first volume with tiny chip at head; index volume with discoloration on front outer joint). New York: Scribner, 1903. Limited edition - The Hampton Edition - number 351 of 1000 sets with publisher's printed signature. A near fine set.<br/> <br/>
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Sonnets from the Portuguese; to which is prefaced a "Little Journey" to the home of the...
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Sonnets from the Portuguese; to which is prefaced a "Little Journey" to the home of the author, written by Elbert Hubbard

by BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett (HUBBARD, Elbert)

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East Aurora: Roycroft, 1898. Limited. hardcover. fine. Initial letters in red & blue. 68 pp., Small folio, re-bound full black morocco letter in gilt. East Aurora: Roycroft Press, (1898). Limited Edition. Fine.<br/> <br/> No. 190 of 450 copies, signed by Elbert Hubbard.<br/> <br/>
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Signed Poster

Signed Poster

by MARLEY, Bob

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unbound. Signed poster: "Bob Marley & the Wailers, Uprising", 33" x 22 1/4", offset lithograph issued by Alec Leslie Entertainments Ltd. (no date, c.1980). Framer's tape residue on verso, minor creases and dings throughout. Signed in black pen 'BoB Marley', possibly executed by his wife, Rita Marley.<br/> <br/> Bob Marley (1945-1981) was a Jamaican musician and global icon. This poster was issued to promote the band's twelfth studio album "Uprising". It was the last album to be released during Bob Marley's lifetime.<br/> <br/>
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