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The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by [God]

New York: Stereotyped for the American Bible Society by D. & G. Bruce. Printed by A. Paul, 1823. Good in well worn contemporary leather, contemporary ownership signature, and some browning to the contents.. Scarce edition with only one copy of the New Y…

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$84.00


The works, in verse and prose, of William Shenstone Esq; in three volumes. With decorations. .. by Shenstone, William

London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1791. Sixth Edition; New Edition. Leather. Substantial wear to leather bindings, but otherwise very good with prior owner name in ink to title pages but contents otherwise rather bright.. Largely lost to obsc…

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$105.00


Allen Lucas; the Self-Made Man by Chubbuck, Emily

New York: Sheldon & Company, 1867. Later edition. Very good with some foxing and prior owner signature to front pastedown.. A scarce printing, which appears to be unrecorded on Worldcat. Part of Sheldon's "Good Boy's Library" as indicated on the spine …

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$84.00


Tales of Many Lands by [Tytler, Margaret Fraser]

Philadelphia: Wm. G. Wardle, 1845. First American Edition. Good plus with bumping and minor loss to corners and spine edges, some foxing throughout and prior ownership name in ink.. Scarce first American edition with 4 copies located on Worldcat. The L…

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$79.00


The Pine Barrens [Signed/Inscribed 1st Edition] by McPhee, John

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1968. First Edition. Very good with some browning to edges, in a very good minus dust jacket with some fading and bumping to corners/spine and some browning/foxing to corners.. Signed and inscribed by McPhee on the t…

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$840.00


The Works of Robert Browning by Browning, Robert

London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1912. Centenary Edition. Contemporary half red morocco gilt, top edge gilt with some wear to extremities and almost all boards detached. Given that this is a ten volume set, additional shipping will be quoted at cost.. Limit…

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$1,050.00


An Humble, Earnest, and Affectionate address to the Clergy. by William Law, A.M. to Which is Prefixed a Short Account of His Life and Character by Law, William

Philadelphia: Joseph Crukshank, 1786. Paper wrappers, chipped and soiled throughout, with paper over spine missing and front wrap almost off. Lightly ex-library otherwise good.. An Early American imprint. Sabin 39326; Evans 19755. Small 8vo. [1], vii…

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$47.00


The Triumphs of Grace by [Anon.]

Philadelphia: American S.[unday] School Union, 146 Chestnut Street, 1853. Good with foxing, prior owners name in ink twice and final leaf torn a bit but not affecting text.. Brief chapbook with one woodcut illustration and the ominous warning to the pre…

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$47.00


No Laughing Matter [Signed] by Heller, Joseph; Vogel, Speed

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1986. First Edition. Very good if somewhat yellowed in a good dust jacket with staining, some tearing and loss at the spine.. Signed and inscribed by bother authors in a single inscription in which the authors alternated th…

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$158.00


Poems [Kenneth Grahame association copy] by Algol [pseud. C.H. Bretherton]

London: Frederick Muller Ltd, 1945. First Edition. Very good without dust jacket.. First edition featuring a presentation inscription from C.H. Bretherton's wife to the wife of Kenneth Grahame on the flyleaf. Bretherton was a frequent contributor to Pu…

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$105.00


While the Wild Geese Fly: Tales of a Highland Farmer and Auctioneer by Cameron, Donald

Fort William: Donald Cameron, 1985. First Edition. Very good in publisher's stiff wraps with some creases to, staining and bumping.. Signed by Cameron on the half title. A charming series of anecdotes and other tales of highland life in the mid-20th ce…

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$26.00


Poems, &c. Written upon several Occasions And to several Persons.. by Waller, Edmund

London: Henry Herringman, 1682. Fourth Edition. Later half calf over marbled boards, title-label; fore-edge of t.p. strengthened at edge; occasional soiling, stains and foxing; missing portrait but with later portrait glued in. In all very good.. Dryde…

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$315.00


Father Tom and the Pope, or, a Night In The Vatican by [Ferguson, Samuel, attrib.]; Cozzens, Frederic S.[preface]

New York: A. Simpson & Co, 1867. First Edition thus. In publisher's maroon cloth with gilt spine, Very good with some bumping to cloth boards.. Signed and inscribed by Cozzens on the flyleaf. This edition has a colorful bibliographical history. Erro…

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$263.00


An Earnest Address on the Establishment of the Hierarchy by Pugin, A.[ugustus] Welby [Northmore]

London: Charles Dolman, 1851. First Edition. Very good pamplet without wrappers as issued.. First edition of Pugin's pamphlet wherein he again attempted to venture into theological matters creating quite a controversy, and one of the last works he wrote…

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$158.00


Ballads and Songs of the Peasantry of England [George MacDonald's copy; with additional MacDonald family provenance] by Dixon, James Henry; Bell, Robert (Ed)

London: Charles Griffin and Co, 1864. Good plus in publisher's red cloth with paper title panel to spine, with some wear to extremities, tanning of paper and wear, loss and age-darkening to paper spine panel.. From the library of George MacDonald with h…

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$446.00


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