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Of Mice and Men [First Issue] by STEINBECK, John (1902-1968)

New York: Covici-Friede, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine-. First Printing, First Issue, with "and only moved because the heavy hands were pendula," lines 20-21, p. 9, and bullet between the eight's on p. 88, one of only 2500 copies (in subsequ...

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The Last of the Mohicans : Narrative of 1757 [Provenance] by [COOPER, James Fenimore, 1789-1851]

London: Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers-Hall Court, 1828. Early Reprint. Half-Calf. Near Fine+. Second Edition. In Three Volumes." 16mo: xi,[1],287,[1]; [2],276; [2],295,[1]pp. Half calf and marbled boards, spines in five compartments...

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Robin Hood: a Collection of all the Ancient Poems, Songs, and Ballads, now extant relative to that celebrated English Outlaw. To which are prefixed Historical Anecdotes of his Life by [BEWICK] RITSON, Joseph (1752-1803)

London: William Pickering, 1832. First Edition thus. Cloth. Fine. First Pickering Edition (second edition overall; first published 1795), complete in two volumes. 8vo: viii, [2], [v]-cxxxv, [1],148; vi,261,[1]pp, with numerous woodcut illustrations (eac...

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Fructologie, ou Description des arbres fruitiers ainsi que des fruits que l'on plante et qu'on cultive ordinairement dans les jardins . . . [bound with] Pomologie, ou description des meilleures sortes de pommes et de poires, Que l'on estime & cultive le plus, soit aux Pais-Bas, soit en Allemagne, en France, en Angleterre, &c by KNOOP, Johann Hermann (c.1706-1769)

Amsterdam: Chez M. Magérus, Libraire, 1771. First Edition thus. Full Calf. Fine. Rare French Edition of the first compendium of fruit arboriculture with 39 folding copper-engraved plates in fine contemporary hand coloring. Two foolscap-folio volumes bo...

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[Sinai] Palestine and Syria; Handbook for Travellers by BAEDEKER, Karl

Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1898. Cloth. Near Fine. Third Edition, revised and augmented (the Peninsula of Sinai is new to this edition). cxviii,472pp, profusely illustrated with 20 maps and 48 plans (many folding) and a panorama of Jerusalem. Pu...

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A Wonder-Book For Boys and Girls by HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel (1804-1864)

Boston: Ticknor, Reed, And Fields, 1852. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Fine. First Printing, one of 3,067 copies, with "lifed" for "lifted," line 3, p. 21; first issue (one of only 3067 copies printed and published November,1851), without the inserte...

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[Juvenile] Bedtime for Frances [Inscribed] by HOBAN, Russell (1925-2011)

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960. First Edition. Illustrated by Garth Williams (best known for Charlotte's Web) and inscribed by the author, perhaps to the child who inspired the book. First Printing of the first title in Hoban's famed Frances series of...

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The Beautiful and Damned by FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940)

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine-. True First Printing (without the publisher's seal on the copyright page or the concluding advertisements on pp. 451-452 of later printings) of the author's second novel. 8vo; [10]...

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The Secret Agent [First Issue] by CONRAD, Joseph (1857-1924)

London: Methuen, 1907. First Edition. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine+. First Impression (one of only 2500 copies), First Issue ("be be" on final line of p. 117, six additional text error as noted by Smith, and publisher's catalogue dated September 1907), o...

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Cyrano de Bergerac [Presentation Copy] ; Translated by Howard Thayer Kingsbury: Accepted and Played by Richard Mansfield by ROSTAND, Edmond (1868-1918)

Boston, New York, London: Lamson, Wolffe and Company, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine+. First English Edition, inscribed in an elegant hand by the translator on front fly leaf: "Compliments of / Howard Thayer Kingsbury / November, 1898." Small...

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Spenser's Faerie queene. A new edition with a glossary, and notes explanatory and critical by John Upton . . . In two volumes [Extra-Illustrated] by [John Upton] SPENSER, Edmund (1552?-1599)

London: printed for J. and R. Tonson, 1758. First Edition thus. Full Calf. Fine. First Annotated Edition, perhaps a unique copy, illustrated (grangerized) with the full suite of 32 double-page plates by William Kent for the 1751 edition of Spenser's Fae...

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