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Exploration of the Colorado River of the West and Its Tributaries. Explored in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1872, Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution by Powell, J. W

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1875. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. 4to. xi, 291 pp., frontispiece of Grand Canyon of the Colorado and 80 other numbered illustrations on full pages with verso blank, index. Two folding maps in rear poc…

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$2000.00


The Prydain Cycle: The Book of Three; The Black Cauldron (Signed); The Castle of Llyr; Taran Wanderer; and The High King by Alexander, Lloyd

NY: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1968. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine. First editions, first printings. Five volumes. The complete set of the Prydain Cycle. "The Book of Three" is near fine in the publisher's purple paper boards; the…

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$4000.00


The Life of George Washington by Sparks, Jared

Boston: Tappan and Dennet, 1843. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. xix,(1),562pp. Illustrated with plates and maps, the plate with tissue-guards. Finely bound in full navy morocco, spine in five compartments with raised bands, intricately gilt; the boards with…

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$1350.00


Sir Gawain & The Green Knight by Tolkien, J. R. R., and E. V. Gordon

Oxford: At the Clarendon Press, 1925. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 8vo. xxvii, (1), 211,(1)pp. Green cloth, gilt spine title and gilt rule and device on the upper board. Glossary, Index. Aside form some foxing on the top edge and fore-edge, a fi…

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$2500.00


Mickey Mouse in King Arthur's Court by (Disney, Walt)

NY: Blue Ribbon Books, 1933. First edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very good plus. Glazed pictorial boards printed in color. Pictorial endpapers in color. Four fabulous and detailed double-page pop-up scenes, plus full and partial page black & white illustrati…

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$2500.00


Marshall's Chess "Swindles" by Marshal,. Frank J

New York: The American Chess Bulletin, 1915. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Thin 8vo. (8),130,(6)pp. Maroon ribbed cloth gilt title on the upper board. Wear to the edges and corners, spotting and soiling to the text block, the final page detached and l…

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$350.00


Little Animal Books by Burgess, Thornton

New York: John W. Eggers; The Winthrop Press, 1917. Softcover. Fine. 14 Thornton Burgess Miniature Books in their original box. The books are approximately 2 3/16 by 2 7/8 inches, stapled wraps, all with a cover illustration in color and other color ill…

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$1250.00


Capital, a Critique of Political Economy:The Process of Capitalist Production; The Process of Circulation of Capital; The Process of Capitalist Production as a Whole by Marx, Karl, and Frederick Engels

Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Company, 1933. Early U. S. Editions. Hardcover. Very good. Three volumes, 8vo. Red cloth blocked in gilt on the spines. Volume I is the 1909 printing; Volume II is the 1933 printing; and Volume II is the 1909 first printing. I…

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$3500.00


The Tale of Lohengrin, Knight of the Swan by Rolleston, T. W. (Richard Wagner)

London: G. G. Harrap & Co, 1913. Limited edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Illustrated by Williy Pogany. 4to. Illustrated throughout in both black and white and color by Pogany. This copy bound in the somewhat scarce publisher's brown leather, spine int…

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$2000.00


Arthurian Trilogy: The Sword in the Stone, The Witch in the Wood, The Ill-Made Knight by White, T. H

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1940. First US editions. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. 8vo. Original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edges stained red, fore-edges untrimmed. Small illustrations in the text by the autho…

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$4500.00


Arthurian Tetrology: The Story of King Arthur; The Story of The Champions; The Story of Sir Launcelot; The Holy Grail by Pyle, Howard

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. First editions, first printings. Hardcover. Near fine. Four 4to volumes, all in original mustard-color cloth with spines and upper boards blocked in black, red and gilt., With black and white illustrations by How…

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$4000.00


The Land of Long Ago: A Visit to Fairyland with Humpty Dumpty by Weedon, L. L

London: Ernest Nister, 1898. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Oblong 4to. Red cloth spine, paper over boards, the rear boards plain but the upper board with a chromolithograph of Humpty Dumpty and the nursery rhyme characters portrayed as children. …

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$1500.00


The History of the Renowned Prince Arthur, King of Britain by Malory, Thomas

London: Walker and Edwards, 1816. Hardcover. Fine. Two volumes. Engraved frontispieces and dual title pages, one engraved in each volume and one typeset. The engraved titles and frontispieces have offset to each other and are lightly stained else the te…

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$2500.00


The 'Pop-up' Silly Symphonies by (Disney, Walt)

NY: Blue Ribbon, 1933. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Pictorial paper boards. Four large, colorful pop-ups. Full color endpapers. Text illustrations in black and cream. Original colorfully printed boards. The four large pop-ups are in fi…

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$1500.00


The History of The Valiant Knight Arthur of Little Britain. A Romance of Chivalry by Bourcher, John, Lord Berners

London: Printed for White, Cochrane, and Co, 1814. Limited edition. Fine. Hardcover. 4to.(16),xxvii,(1),544. Illustrated with plates based on drawings in a manuscript of the original romance. Edition limited to 175 regular copies and 25 large paper copi…

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$2000.00


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