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The National Banks
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The National Banks

by Richardson, H.W.

  • Used
  • good
  • Paperback
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$100.00

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1880. Soft cover. Good. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. 212pp, 12pp ads. Printed wraps. Corners of cover and spine ends chipped, owner's name and address on front wrapper, text is toned but clean, a notation written on top page edges. A very early printing of this title in Harper's Half-Hour Series, published in 1880, not a recent reproduction.
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$100.00
Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron.  With Original and Selected...
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Finden's Illustrations of the Life and Works of Lord Byron. With Original and Selected Information on the Subjects of the Engravings ( 2 Volumes)

by Brockedon, W.

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$150.00

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London: John Murray, 1833. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Unpaginated. Contemporary marroon morocco, triple gilt border, gilt inner dentelles, 5 raised bands, gilt lettering and gilt stamped design on spine, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, 84 engraved plates by Finden. Corners and edges rubbed, slight splitting to front joint of Volume I, contents are sound, occasional faint foxing mainly to versos of plates, bookplates on front pastedowns. An attractive set.
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$150.00
The Whole Works of Homer; Prince of Poetts, in His Iliads, and Odysses (5 Volumes)
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The Whole Works of Homer; Prince of Poetts, in His Iliads, and Odysses (5 Volumes)

by Homer (George Chapman, Translator)

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Numbered Limited Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$895.00

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Oxford,: Shakespeare Head Press, 1930. Numbered Limited Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. John Farleigh. Five volumes, a Limited Edition of 450 copies printed. This copy is Number 335 of 450 copies printed, bound in half red morocco over tan buckram, unopened and uncut edges, wood engravings by John Farleigh. Some chipping and scuffing to spines and edges, and puckering to endpapers of Volume V, not affecting integrity of hinges, light soil to boards. Except for a slight waviness to pages, contents of all volumes are in very clean condition. A very handsome set.
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$895.00
Bleak House
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Bleak House

by Dickens, Charles

  • Used
  • fair
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Fair
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$295.00

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Philadelphia: Getz & Buck, 1853. Hardcover. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 313pp. Contemporary half-calf, paper covered boards, 8 plates including frontispiece. Covers are soiled and scuffed, edges worn. Contents are tanned and occasionally foxed, endpapers have owner's name, pencil scribbles and residue from label removal, gutters exposed but binding is tight.
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$295.00
Post-Mortem; A Play in Eight Scenes
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Post-Mortem; A Play in Eight Scenes

by Coward, Noel

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  • fair
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Fair
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$95.00

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London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1931. First Edition . Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 83pp. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. Grey boards. Boards stained, splitting along spine, waterstaining to top margin of endpapers, some to inscription page, text is sound.
Item Price
$95.00
The Volcano Under the City
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The Volcano Under the City

by (Stoddard, William O.)

  • Used
  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$165.00

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New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1887. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 350 pp. Red cloth, black lettering and decoration to cover and spine, folding Colton color map bound-in at front. Light wear to extremities, faint spotting, contents age-toned and otherwise clean, former owner's name, address and date (1888) on front free endpaper. Folding map is in very good condition. The Draft Riots of 1863 in New York.
Item Price
$165.00
The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification
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The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification

by Marshall, Walter

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  • fair
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Fair
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$100.00

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Belfast: James Magee, 1770. Hardcover. Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 324+ 5pp catalogue. Full calf, red spine label, gilt lettering. Title page missing, covers worn and scuffed, contents tanned and foxed throughout, binding is tight. No date present because of lack of title page, but presumably circa 1770s. A very scarce printing of this influential classic on sanctification, first published in 1692.
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$100.00
Letters of a Traveller; or, Notes of Things Seen in Europe and America.
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Letters of a Traveller; or, Notes of Things Seen in Europe and America.

by Bryant, William Cullen

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$150.00

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New York: George P. Putnam, 1850. First Edition . Hardcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 442, 45pp publisher's listings. Brown embossed cloth. spine lettering in gilt, tipped-in an autograph note signed. Light wear to extremities, contents lightly age-toned, very occasional foxing, rear endpaper darkened, binding slightly shaken. Note is to a Mr. Silkman regarding payment of debt, and signed "Yours truly, W.C. Bryant
Item Price
$150.00
Hunter's Panoramic Guide from Niagara Falls to Quebec
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Hunter's Panoramic Guide from Niagara Falls to Quebec

by Hunter, Wm. S., Jr.

  • Used
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - SIGNED
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$175.00

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Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1857. First Edition . Hardcover. SIGNED. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 66pp. Brown cloth, gilt lettering and gilt stamped decoration, 11 foot accordion-fold panoramabound-in at front, engraved title page and engraved illustrations throughout. Spine rebacked, covers in sound condition, contents age-toned, panoramic foldout in well-preserved condition with little wear.. A nice copy.
Item Price
$175.00
Rootabaga Pigeons
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Rootabaga Pigeons

by Sandburg, Carl

  • Used
  • good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$150.00

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New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1923. First Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Maud and Miska Petersham. 218pp. Blue cloth, yellow lettering and decoration, inscribed and SIGNED by author on front free endpaper. Light wear to cover, contents lightly age-toned, spots in a few scattered margins. Black and white illustrations throughout by Maud and Miska Petersham.
Item Price
$150.00
Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There
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Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There

by Carroll, Lewis

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Children's Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$75.00

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London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1928. Children's Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. John Tenniel. 235pp. Green cloth, black lettering, red and black pictorial decoration, 16 color plates. Spine darkened but readable, spine ends chipped, 2 minor archival tape repairs, contents age-toned, former owner's name and bookplate on front endpapers.
Item Price
$75.00
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Carroll, Lewis

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$275.00

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New York: Garden City, 1935. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A.E. Jackson. 216pp. No date, c1930s. Contains 8 color plates by Alfred Edward Jackson. Book is in near fine condition, slight wrinkle to front endpaper, cover is unworn, contents are clean. Dust jacket is chipped along edges and lightly worn. Beautifully illustrated by A. E.. Jackson. Dust jacket illustrated by C.A. Federer.
Item Price
$275.00
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Carroll, Lewis

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$300.00

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London: G. Bell & Sons, 1914. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Alice B. Woodward. 161pp + 6pp ads. Grey cloth, white lettering and decoration. Book is nearly unworn, spine is sunned and lettering partially worn away, small white spot on rear board, former owner's name on front pastedown, contents are mildly age-toned, small abrasion on front free endpaper, binding is tight, 2 leaves at rear still unopened. Eight color illustrations with captioned tissue-guards, by Alice Woodward. A very early publication by G. Bell & Sons, possibly first edition. A very sound copy.
Item Price
$300.00
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

by Carroll, Lewis

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$350.00

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New York: E.P. Dutton and Company, 1929. First Edition . Hardcover. Good/Fair. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Willy Pogany. 192pp. Violet cloth, gilt lettering and decoration, color llustrated endpapers. Cover nearly unworn, spine is faded and lettering barely readable, several small holes in front endpaper evidently from bookplate removal, inscription on verso, text is mildly age-toned but clean and unmarked, binding is tight. Scarce dust jacket is missing a 2 1/2 inch piece from lower spine and several smaller pieces from top edge. Wonderful pen and ink drawings by Pogany throughout text.
Item Price
$350.00
Father Tuck's Alice in Wonderland
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Father Tuck's Alice in Wonderland

by Carroll, Lewis

  • Used
  • good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Wilmington, Delaware
Item Price
$425.00

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London-Paris-New York: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Ltd., 1910. Hardcover. Good. Oblong 16mo. Beard, Dan. Red pictorial paper over boards, 8 accordian pleated panels with 14 color illustrations, measures 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches. Light edgewear and scuffing to boards, contents age-toned and sound, all panel hinges are holding tightly. No publication date, but this is the circa early 1900s edition, not a recent printing, No. 901, printed in Bavaria. A well-preserved copy of this unusual panorama style book.
Item Price
$425.00