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The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman
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The Collected Poems of A.E. Housman

by Housman, A.E. (Alfred Edward)

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New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1942. Handsomely rebound in full red Morocco, with three raised bands on spine, titles and decorations in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpages, and red silk bookmark. In a period floral-decorated slipcase. Published November, 1942. Prior owner name, brief gift inscription and date in ink on verso of front endpage. Gilt top edge a bit rubbed. Slipcase rubbed at edges and corners, and uniformly age-toned. Index of First Lines and Titles. Collects A SHROPSHIRE LAD, LAST POEMS, MORE POEMS, and ADDITIONAL POEMS.. Later Printing. Morocco. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR (  Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second...
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Foundation Trilogy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ( Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation )

by Asimov, Isaac

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New York: Gnome Press, 1951. An exceptional and RARE set, all three books having been SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR Isaac Asimov to the same lady in the most intriguing and charming manner - "Foundation" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a passionate Southern gal Isaac Asimov", "Foundation and Empire" SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a persistent Southern gal Isaac Asimov", and "Second Foundation " SIGNED AND INSCRIBED "For Laura Jean a married Southern gal Isaac Asimov". Ah, to have been a witness to THAT book signing, where the sparks were obviously flying ! All three books stated Gnome Press First Editions, "Foundation" in dark blue boards with red lettering at spine, thinner and narrower paper and with dust jacket too large for this thinner book, although stating First Edition 1951 on CP is actually the 1954 2nd Edition. Book is Very Good, pages browning, slight toning to edges of end pages, top edge dusty, in a Very… Read More
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Sketches of North Carolina, Historical and Biographical Illustrative of the Principles of a...
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Sketches of North Carolina, Historical and Biographical Illustrative of the Principles of a Portion of Her Early Settlers

by Rev. William Henry Foote

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New York: Robert Carter , 1846. Handsomely bound in quarter red leather over maroon cloth boards, gilt title and 4 raised bands at spine, small label front paste down "S.C. Toof & Co., Printers, Lithographers, Binders, Memphis". Prior owner name front end page, a 2nd prior owner name 3rd end page, that of J.O. Stedman. James Owen Stedman ( 1811-1882) was a noted Presbyterian minister in Memphis. Very Good, light rubbing to leather at tips, creases top corner front end pages, moderate foxing throughout. A quite handsome copy of this early history of the Presbyterian Church in North Carolina. . First Edition. Quarter Leather. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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La Vie Litteraire, in Three Volumes
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La Vie Litteraire, in Three Volumes

by France, Anatole

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First Edition Thus
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Paris: Calmann-Levy, Editeurs, 1930. 3 volumes, Vols. 1-3, published 1930, '31, and '32. #532 of 1500 copies printed. Beautifully rebound in Art Deco quarter purple morocco over marbled paper covered boards, gilt rules and geometric gilt design at backs, top edges gilt, the binding signed Suz. Sabatier. With the Guy Arnaux -designed bookplates of Armand Massard front end page each volume. Armand Massard was the Olympic champion fencing multi-medalist who held the presidency of the French Olympic Committee for 34 years and was also first vice president of the International Olympic Committee. The set Near Fine, small rubs at tips. . First Edition Thus. Quarter- Morocco. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Binding, Fine - J. Larkins ) Le Premier Texte de La Bruyère  ( One of Only 12 Copies on...
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Binding, Fine - J. Larkins ) Le Premier Texte de La Bruyère ( One of Only 12 Copies on Papier Du Chine )

by La Bruyere

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Limited and Numbered Edition
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Paris: D. Jouaust, 1868. Limited and Numbered Edition, this one of only 12 copies ( # 12) on papier du Chine, there were 2 copies printed on parchment, 12 on Whatman paper, and 500 on papier du verge. This copy additionally contains bound in the original prospectus of the series, "Le Cabinet du Bibliophile", of which this is # 1. (4), x, Errata, 224 pp. Edited and published by D. Jouaust, containing a true reprint of the original text of 1688. Finely bound by J. Larkins ( signed verso front flyleaf) in contemporary full carmel crushed moroccom covers with gilt rules, back in six compartments with second and third containing title and publisher, the other four with a central gilt flower bordered by ornate gilt, wide ornate gilt dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled end papers. Near Fine, the binding Fine, internally foxed at plain paper end pages, no foxing to China paper. Prior owner names in pencil front end page, old bookseller's description pasted to verso front flyleaf, with the number… Read More
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Caricature and Other Comic Art in All Times and Many Lands
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Caricature and Other Comic Art in All Times and Many Lands

by Parton, James

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First Edition
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1877. SCARCE in fine contemporary binding signed Tout ( of London), half black crushed morocco over marbled boards with gilt rules, matching marbled end pages, the back richly gilt, top edge gilt, silk page marker. With 203 wonderfully funny illustrations. Near Fine, light rubbing to morocco. 340 + 7 pp. publisher's ads. . First Edition. Half Morocco. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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A History of the Protestant Reformation, in England and Ireland . in a series of letters,...
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A History of the Protestant Reformation, in England and Ireland . in a series of letters, Addressed to all sensible and just Englishmen, in Two Volumes

by Cobbett, William

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First Royal 8vo Edition
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London: The Author, 1829. Originally printed and published separately between 1824 and 1826, this edition published by the author himself in 1829. This book from the library of Richard Lane Freer, Archdeacon of Hereford, with his bookplates front paste downs as well as smaller labels of the Pull Court Library. Finely bound in contemporary full polished blue calf, backs ornately gilt stamped, page block edges dyed pale red. Near Fine, joints showing light wear, corners a bit rubbed, light toning to end papers. This edition SCARCE, especially so in lovely binding. . First Royal 8vo Edition. Full Calf. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. Royal Octavo.
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A New and Literal Translation of Juvenal and Persius; with Copious Explanatory Notes, By Which...
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A New and Literal Translation of Juvenal and Persius; with Copious Explanatory Notes, By Which These Difficult Satirists are Rendered Easy and Familiar to the Reader. A New Edition, in Two Volumes ( Bound Two Volumes in One )

by The Rev. M. Madan

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Printed by and for Bliss and Baxter : Oxford , 1813. Handsomely bound in full red polished calf, black morocco label lettered in gilt, back decorated in gilt, end papers and edges in matched marbling. 307, 344 pp. Near Fine, boards lightly rubbed, scattered light toning. SCARCE.. New Edition. Polished Calf. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Voltairiana. In Four Volumes ( Four Bound in Two )
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Voltairiana. In Four Volumes ( Four Bound in Two )

by Voltaire; Selected and Translated from the French by Mary Julia Young

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London: Printed by D. N. Shury for J. F. Hughes , 1805. RARE. Twelvemo printing, 6 3/4" x 4 1/2", four volumes bound in two. In contemporary half vellum over marbled boards, the backs with red morocco labels lettered in gilt and richly ornate gilt tooled decorations, marbled end papers, top edges gilt. Very Good Plus, 3/8" chip to top edge of rear cover Vol. I & II, light soiling to vellum. Bindings tight, interiors clean and fresh. . First Edition. Half Vellum. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan . In Two Volumes
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Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan . In Two Volumes

by Moore, Thomas

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Fifth Edition
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London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green , 1827. Two volumes in contemporary calf, professionally rebacked in matching calf with red and green morocco labels lettered in gilt and with gilt floral decorations, edges marbled, plain white later end papers. Very Good, the boards lightly rubbed at edges.Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816) was an Irish playwright, poet and satirist and long-time owner of the London Theatre Royal. . Fifth Edition. Full Calf. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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James and the Giant Peach; A Children's Story
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James and the Giant Peach; A Children's Story

by Dahl, Roald; Illustrated by Nancy Ekholm Burkert

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. First Edition, Second Isssue, with Bound by The Book Press, New York at colophon page. Fine in bright red cloth, in Near Fine dust jacket, small spot of soil front cover, price on jacket flap of $3.95 inked out with inked price of $3.29, a few small edge tears and chips, mainly at top edge and flap folds. With wonderful illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. This was Roald Dahl's first book for children. Basis for the 1976 BBC TV film starring Simon Bell, Anna Quayle, and Ann Beach, and the 1996 animated film starring Paul Terry, Richard Dreyfuss, Peter Postlethwaite, and Susan Sarandon. A lovely copy of this enduring children's favorite story. . First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Near Fine. Tall 8vo.
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Set of 22 NASA Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 Moon Flight Photographs, 11" x 14"
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Set of 22 NASA Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 Moon Flight Photographs, 11" x 14"

by NASA; Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.

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Waltham, UK: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 1969. A collection of 22 Apollo 11 and 12 photographs, 20 color and 2 black and white. 2o of the photographs, Near Fine to Fine, 2 are Very Good with moderate toning. With one of the 2 original mailing envelopes. An UNCOMMONLY large collection of these iconic NASA photographs, suitable for framing. . First Thus. Photograph. Near Fine. 11" x 14".
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Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, (Complete). From the Twelfth London Edition....
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Poetical Works of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, (Complete). From the Twelfth London Edition. Illustrated

by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

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Troy, New York: NIms and Knight, 1887. Uncommon edition, and SCARCE in such lovely condition. In publisher's original marigold cloth with intricate floral embossed background surrounding author's name on gilt field and her portrait, gilt spine. sweet floral end papers, all edges gilt. vi, 520 pages. Near Fine, lovely period gift inscription front end page, light rubs at spine ends, title page evenly browned due to tissue guard. A gorgeous copy indeed. . First Edition Thus. Embossed Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. Tall 8vo.
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The HOLY BIBLE Containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorised Version. With...
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The HOLY BIBLE Containing the Old and New Testaments, According to the Authorised Version. With Illustrations by Gustav Dore

by Dore, Gustav; Illustrator

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London and New York: Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1885. Old Testament, Apocrypha and New Testament. have separate title pages, are paged separately, and plates are listed separately. Title pages printed in black and red. 3 volumes bound in 2 (968 pages ; pages 969-1116, 188, 346 pages, [238] leaves of plates). Vol. 1. Old Testament. Genesis to Lamentations -- Vol. 2. Old Testament. Ezekiel to Malachi. Apocrypha. New Testament. No date, circa 1885. Two volumes bound in contemporary embossed pebbled calf, backs with five raised bands and gilt lettering, marbled end papers with wide intricate gilt roll-tooled doublures, all edges gilt. Very Good, Vol.I with hinge open at t.p., front joint opening 2" at top edge, 1" tear p.965 at left margin, both volumes with wear at at joints, edges and corner with loss of leather at corners, small tears to calf at spine ends. Still, a solidly bound set with none of the heavy foxing this book is prone to,a quite clean and lovely set, the illustrations… Read More
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A Christmas Carol: A Facsimile Reproduction of the Author's Original MS.
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A Christmas Carol: A Facsimile Reproduction of the Author's Original MS.

by Dickens, Charles; Introduction by F.G. Kitton.

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New York: Brentano's, 1890. # 247 of 250 copies of the American Edition, (there were also 500 copies printed for Great Britain) , SIGNED by publisher ("Brentano's) under numbered entry and with an introduction by F.G. Kitton. Original paper covered boards with gilt lettering front cover and spine, top edge gilt. viii pages, [2], 66 unnumbered leaves :chiefly facsimile. Very Good, white quarter paper at spine darkened, paper rubbed at joints, corners rubbed and bumped, title page detached completely and front end page starting to detach at bottom edge. rear hinge starting at bottom edge. Internally clean and bright, a better than usually seen copy of a SCARCE Dickens book. . SIGNED. Limited and Numbered Edition. Paper Covered Boards. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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