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The Notebook of Elbert Hubbard by Elbert Hubbard; The Roycrofters

New York: Wm. H. Wise, 1927. First Edition. Stiff wraps. Near fine. A gorgeous letter press first edition by the Roycrofters. Green and tan stiff paper wraps, tied with green ribbon, and titling in red on cover. Ornate orange drop caps with black type, ...

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The Photographic History of the Civil War In Ten Volumes [Complete set] by Francis Trevelyan Miller

New York: Review of Reviews Company, 1911. First Edition. Cloth. Very good. A very good first edition, complete ten volume set. Blue cloth with gilt title stamping on spine. Shelf wear on head and tail of all volumes. Top edges gilt. Bindings slightly s...

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The Mourning Bride, a Tragedy. as it is acted at the theatre in Lincoln's Inn-Fields, by His Majesty's Servants by Congreve, William

London: J. Tonson, 1697. Second Edition. Three quarter cloth. Very good. Scarce. A very good second edition of Mr. Congreve's famous work. [WING C5858] Blue three quarter cloth over maroon and blue marbled boards. Appears to be missing the first fre...

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The Works of Virgil: Containing His Pastorals, Georgics, and Æneis: adorn'd with a hundred sculptures by Virgilius Maro Publius [Virgil]; John Dryden, trans

London: Jacob Tonson, 1697. First Illustrated Edition. Full leather. Very good/none as issued. M Vander Gucht; Cleyn; Holler; Lambart. A very good, presumed complete, small paper copy of the First Illustrated edition. Full older red leather with bright ...

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The Works of Molière [Complete 12 volume set] by Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Molière

Paris: Chez Barrie Frères and George Barrie & Son, [1891]. First Thus; Astral Edition. Full leather. Very good. Louis Leloir; Maurice Leloir; Jacques Leman; Edward Heduouin. Scarce (one copy in Worldcat). A exquisitely bound, very good plus f...

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Salt Desert Trails: A History of the Hastings Cutoff and other early trails which crossed the Great Salt Desert seeking a shorter road to California by Charles Kelly

Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Printing Company, 1930. First Edition, First Printing. Leatherette. Very Good +. A very-good+ /near fine, signed, first edition Author's signature dated 1930 on first blank leaf. Green pictorial limp leatherette cover ...

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Four Past Midnight by Stephen King

New York: Viking Press, 1990. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Fine/fine. Fine first edition in a fine dust jacket. All my copies from different sources show endpapers overglued to front flyleaf, so I assume this was a publishing run error and not...

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Yucatan Before and After the Conquest by Friar Diego De Landa; Wm. Gates, trans

Baltimore: The Maya Society, 1937. Second Edition. Original cloth. Very good. Friar Diego De Landa. A good+ edition [HAND D83], with solid, sturdy binding and cover. Original blue cloth boards with gilt stamping and Maya Society crest in gilt. The blue ...

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Ovid's Metamorphoses. In fifteen books. A new translation. By several hands. Adorn'd with cuts / Ovid's Metamorphoses made English. By several hands [15 books in two separate volumes, complete] by Ovid; George Sewell; J. Philips; John Hughes; Mr. Chute; Mr. Dart; Mr. [Alexander] Pope; Mr. Theobald; Capt. Morrice

London: A. Bettesworth and W. Taylor in Pater-Noster-Row, E. Curll in Fleet-Street, and J. Browne without Temple-Bar, 1717. First Edition. Full leather. Very good. Scarce. A very good first edition of this version ---- there were competing editors in 17...

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Children's processional & Victorian ladies [Kate Greenaway trade card proofs] by Kate Greenaway

London: Marcus Ward, circa 1879. Proof. Sheet. Near fine. Kate Greenaway. Classic Kate Greenaway lithographic trade card proofs. Eight scenes, including four of a child's flower processional, and four of Victorian ladies. Uncut and complete. Toning ...

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Remington's Frontier Sketches by Frederick Remington

Chicago: The Werner Company, 1898. First Edition. Paper covered Boards. Very good. Frederick Remington. A very good first edition [Howes R206]. Beveled beige paper covered boards show smudges and uniform staining from much handling. Joint starting abou...

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The Hunting Grounds of the Great West A Description of the Plains, Game, and Indians of the Great North American Desert by Richard Irving Dodge

London: Chatto & Windus, 1877. First Edition. Three quarter leather. Very good +. Ernest Griset. A very good plus first separate edition. Scarce. Parisian binding by Brentano's is solid, tight, and square. 3/4 leather over marbled boards. Five r...

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History of the Donner Party: A Tragedy of the Sierra by McGlashan, C. F. [Charles Fayette]

San Francisco: T.C. Wohlbruck, 1934. First Thus. Cloth. Very good +. Near Fine book, no dust jacket as issued. Pictorial ochre cloth boards, some soiling to cover. Tight, solid copy with good boards, intact cloth, and mild toning to pages. Owner's ...

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Extracts from Adam's Diary: translated from the original MS by Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens]

London: Harper & Bros., 1904. First Separate Edition. Cloth. Very Good. F. Strothman. Title page reads: London and New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers : : MCMIV. Red cloth boards with yellow title and full color printing of Adam at his journa...

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J.R.R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle Earth, A Biography by Daniel Grotta by Daniel Grotta

Philadelphia: Courage Books / Running Press, 1992. 1st Printing, Proof. Cloth. Near fine/very good +. Brothers Hildebrant; Graham Evernden. A near fine first bound proof copy in a very good plus dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with gold title stamping o...

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