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The only thing better than one rare and antique book is two or more rare and antique books in a single multi-volume set. Biblio has several booksellers that offer multi-volume sets of rare and antique books, and many of them can be found in the rare multi-volume book sets in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Some of the multi-volume book sets were originally published as multi-volume sets, and other multi-volume sets feature multiple works by the same author that were published post mortem. Browse below for some fantastic books that will be sure to take up space in your rare and antique book collection.

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The Construction of Buildings (set of 5 volumes)

The Construction of Buildings (set of 5 volumes)

by Barry, Robin

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  • Fine
  • Paperback
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Used - Fine
Edition
Reprint
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Paperback
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Rutherglen, Victoria
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Oxford: Blackwell Scientific Publications Volume 1: Foundations and Oversite Concrete: Walls, Floors, Roofs (1991, 5th edition reprint, 188 pages). Volume 2: Windows, Doors, Fires, Stairs, Finishes (1992 4th edition, 154 pages). Volume 3: Single Storey Frames, Shells and Lightweight Coverings (1987 3rd edition metric, published by Collins, 96 pages). Volume 4: Foundations, Steel Frames, Concrete Frames, Floors, Wall Claddings (1992 3rd edition reprint, 139 pages. Volume 5: Supply and Discharge Services (1990 2nd edition reprint, 136 pages). Each volume has an index. Pictorial card wrappers. . Reprint. Soft Cover. Fine.
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The Works of Charles Dickens [Illustrated Library Edition] complete in 26 volumes(1860-1870),...
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The Works of Charles Dickens [Illustrated Library Edition] complete in 26 volumes(1860-1870), including: Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby, Oliver Twist, Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Christmas Books

by Charles Dickens

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
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Used - Very good
Edition
Illustrated Library Edition
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Hardcover
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Southampton, Hampshire
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Chapman & Hall, London, 1860's-1870's. Illustrated Library Edition. Hardcover. Very good/No jacket. VGC.Chapman & Hall, London ,1860's-1870's.Illustrated Library Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens in complete 26 octavo volumes(I to XXVI).This set was reissued between 1861 and 1874 with illustrations and was called the Illustrated Library Edition.Hardbacks(marbled front and back covers, gilt lettering to the spine) bound in mainly contemporary half leather(four volumes are in more recent half leather, small nicks and dents on the edges of the covers and spines) in VGC. Illustrated with many b/w plates.Nice and clean pages with small ink marks,creases and nicks on the edges of the pages,small foxing marks inside some of the pages, pages 49-50 in volume I are slightly loose, previous owner's name written on a sticker inside the front cover of each book except for 4 volumes, marbled endpapers and edges of the pages. The front cover of volume XII has come loose but is repairable. Illustrations by… Read More
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The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies. Containing an entire...
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The Geographical and Historical Dictionary of America and the West Indies. Containing an entire translation of the Spanish work of Colonel Don Antonio de Alcedo (Complete Text in 5 volumes)

by Thompson, G.A.; De Alcedo, Colonel Don Antonio

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
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Used - Very Good
Edition
1st
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Hardcover
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Granville, New York
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London: James Carpenter et al, 1812. Complete text in 5 volumes. First editions. Published London: James Carpenter et al., 1812 - 1815. 4to's, 8 3/4" x 11", xx+574; 597; 512; 636; xl+462+1+105pp., illustrated with tables (one folding). Bound in embossed glazed half leather over marbled boards with gilt stamped morocco spine labels, all edges specked. Armorial bookplate of Sir Joseph Radcliffe in each volume. First edition in English. First published in Madrid as "Diccionario geográfico-histórico de las Indias Occidentales ó América: es á saber: de los reynos del Perú, Nueva España, Tierra Firme, Chile, y Nuevo reyno de Granada" in five volumes, 1786 - 1789. Sabin 368. Some wear at the tips and along edges, rubbing to the leather glazing, light occasional foxing, else very good plus, attractive set, pages bright, sturdily bound.. 1st. Half-Leather. Very Good. 4to.
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Encyclopædia, or, A dictionary of arts, sciences, and miscellaneous literature : constructed on...
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Vol I: 799p, 31 pl. [i]; Vol. II: 799p, 60 pl. Pp 594-600 tear into text without loss; Vol III: 806p, 20pl.; Vol IV. 793p, 26 pl.; Vol V: 807p, 24 pl.; Vol VI: 794p, 22 pl.; Vol VII: 797p, 38 pl. Neatsfoot oil stained pages,; Vol VIII: 800p, 18 pl.; Vol IX: 800p, 31 pl. lacking plate 260; Vol X: 788p, 22 pl.; Vol XI:814p, 19 pl. Several neatsfoot oil stained pages, plate 299 bound in Vol XII on page 78; Vol XII: 799p, 35 pl.; Vol XIII: 799p, 32 pl.Deep neatsfoot oil stains to fore edge, ; Vol XIV: 797p, 16 pl.Initial and last pages with neatsfoot oil stains ; Vol XV: 799p, 41 pl. Several pages detached but present; plates 433-434 bound in Vol XVI; Vol XVI: 799p, 12 pl.; Vol XVII: 827p, 37 pl.Several pages detached but present,; Vol XVIII: 945p, 59 pl. 486 placed at end. Despite internal oddities, a handsome set in the original sturdy calf. Sabin 22555
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Works of Edgar Allan Poe
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Works of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Acceptable
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Acceptable
Binding
Hardcover
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Cashiers, North Carolina
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Harper and Brothers circa 1915. All ten volumes are in fair condition with dark green cloth boards with decorative gilt spines. Texts are clean and unmarked. Boards are sturdy. Bindings in Volumes II and IV are weakening and Volume I shows slight separation. Covers show some stains and fading. Edge wear is primarily at spines. Gilt lettering and decoration on spines is faded.
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Le Spectacle de la Nature
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Le Spectacle de la Nature: Ou Entretiens sur les particularites de l'Histoire Naturelle qui ont paru les plus propres a rendre les Jeunes Gens curieux, et a leur former l'esprit.

by Noel-Antoine Pluche

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
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Tokyo, Tokyo
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Complete set of this portable edition of Abbe Pluche's popular work on natural history for children, first published in 1732 and reprinted many times. First edition in 12mo, published in An 11 of the French Revolution (1803).With 61 fine copperplates by Jacques de Seve, including 2 frontispieces, 4 folding celestial maps (illustrator). Plates engraved by Duhamel, Letellier, Racine and Bigani. Vol. 1: 359pp, frontispiece, 5 plates of insects and shells; Vol. 2: 300pp, 5 plates of birds, animals, fish and plants; Vol. 3: 353pp, 7 plates of botany; Vol. 4: 336pp, 10 plates of botany and equipment; Vol 5, 347pp, 21 plates of fish, ships and shells; Vol. 6, 344pp, 3 plates of gems and astrology; Vol.7, 364pp, 8 plates (4 folding) of astrology; Vol. 8, 231pp, frontispiece.With half titles, tables of contents and list of illustrations in each volume. Elaborate gilt decorated spines with red title labels and volume numbers. Some scuffing to boards, but interior fresh and all plates present and free of… Read More
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The Pickwick Papers
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The Pickwick Papers: Household Edition

by Charles Dickens

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition.
Binding
Hardcover
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Plano, Texas
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Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers complete in four volumes. Part of Sheldon's "Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition." One B&W illustration in each volume with tipped-in protective tissue. Black cloth (faded) with gilt lettering and publisher medallion on spine; gilt medallion on front. Deckled edges. Binding is quite tight.FON on FFEP of each volume. Volume one is inscribed and dated 1866.Covers are faded and bumped, with wear on the top & heels of spines (volume 2 top spine is frayed). Pages are age tanned with occasional stains.
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Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books (Volumes 1-51 & Reading Guide)
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Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf of Books (Volumes 1-51 & Reading Guide)

by Various

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  • Hardcover
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Used - Collectible
Binding
Hardcover
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Holland, Michigan
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P.F. Collier & Son Corporation, ca. 1930s. Hardcover . Collectible. Complete set volumes 1-51, with included Reading Guide volume. Tan hardbacks with stamped text cover and spine in dark blue. Collection is slightly dust faded, but generally in very good condition for their age. A copy that has been enjoyed! Light wear from average amounts of reading, but a well taken care of title!Marked up from in-store price - requires extra postage because it's just SO BIG! The Bluestocking Bookshop provides high-quality used and new books and gift items at deep discounts. Shipping media mail. Follow on Instagram for New Arrival stories and bookseller recommendations.
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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature
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A History of the Earth and Animated Nature: complete 2 vol set

by Goldsmith, Oliver

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
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's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
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Goldsmith, Oliver A History of the Earth and Animated Nature. Glasgow, Edinburgh: Blackie and Son, 1852. 2 volumes, 8vo, modern quarter calfBiologie, Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Natuurlijke historie, Ornithologie, Verzamelwerken - Aantal: 2 - Handgekleurde illustratiesObject: Boek (Meer kavels)Aantal boeken: 2Onderwerp: Biologie, Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Natuurlijke historie, Ornithologie, VerzamelwerkenAuteur/ Illustrator: Oliver GoldsmithBoektitel: A History of the Earth and Animated NatureStaat: Zeer GoedPublicatiejaar oudste item.: 1852Druk: Geïllustreerde drukTaal: EngelsOorspronkelijke taal: JaUitgever: Blackie & Son - Queen St Glasgow, Edinburgh, LondonBand: HalfleerExtra's: Handgekleurde illustratiesAfmetingen: 25,5×16 cm- Oliver Goldsmith- A History of the Earth and Animated Nature - Volume 1 and 2 (complete matching & very handsome set, newly bound, very tight)- Blackie & Son Queen St Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, 1852- Vol I; lxii, 564 pp with a portrait frontispiece and a color… Read More
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THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR IN SIX VOLUMES: ADORN'D WITH CUTS
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THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR IN SIX VOLUMES: ADORN'D WITH CUTS

by Shakespeare, William

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  • Hardcover
  • first
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Used - Very Good+
Binding
Hardcover
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UPLAND, California
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London: Jacob Tonson & Edmund Curl, 1709. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR IN SIX VOLUMES: ADORN'D WITH CUTS was published in 1709 by Jacob Tonson & edited by Nicholas Rowe. They are the 1st edition of Shakespeare's plays published after the four folios. These are the first illustrated edition of Shakespeare's plays, 1st edition to indicate acts, scenes & dramatis personae, 1st to provide stage directions, 1st to include a formal biography of Shakespeare. Also includes THE WORKS OF MR. WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR. VOLUME THE SEVENTH. CONTAINING VENUS & ADONIS, TARQUIN & LUCRECE AND HIS MISCELLANY POEMS published in 1710 by Edmund Curll. "The significance of the 'volume the seventh' as has been generally understood, is in the fact that the book was intended as a supplementary volume to be sold to purchasers of the set of Rowe's Works of Shakespeare" (Alden, 1916). This octavo… Read More
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Child's History of England
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Child's History of England

by Dickens, Charles

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  • Hardcover
  • first
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Used - Very Good -
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Bloomington, Indiana
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London, 1852, 1853, 1854: Bradbury & Evans, 1852. First Editions, published 1852, 1853, 1854. Three volumes in original red-brown cloth binding, blind-stamped and gilt pictorial embossed boards, marbled end-papers and page edges, each volume with the half titles and engraved frontispieces by F. W. Topham.. Very Good, spines dulled and chips to cloth at spines of Vols. I and III, boards soiled and with light edge wear, scattered toning generally confined to end papers. Vol. II with faint contemporary gift inscription dated 1853 at head of title page. Vols. II and III with one page of ads at rear, Vol. I has no ads. . First Edition. Embossed Cloth. Very Good -. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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the Writings of Mark Twain Volume  I - XXV (25 of 25) - Author's National Edition
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the Writings of Mark Twain Volume I - XXV (25 of 25) - Author's National Edition

by Mark Twain

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  • Hardcover
  • first
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Used - Good - Very Godd +
Binding
Hardcover
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Washington, District of Columbia
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This is a complete, uniform, set of the 25 volume Author's National Edition. However, all the volumes are not first editions from the 1899 publication by Harper and Brothers. Thirteen of volumes are from the 1899 first edition publication. The remaining twelve volumes span the years 1901 - 1909. Condition of each book varies from Good to Very Good+. Pages on all the volumes are clear, without marks and overall without foxing (with only a few exceptions which have some light foxing). Book spines are all in good to excellent condition. We could not find any tears on pages except for a tear on the second page of volume xx (the page with the author's lithographed signature). All have a varied amount of shelf wear at the top and bottom of the spines. Otherwise shelf wear is very slight. Some have slight age toning. All include photogravure front pieces of the author or an illustration related to the book, as well two other illustrations scattered throughout the book. All have Mark Twain's… Read More
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The Heroes Of Olympus (Books 1-5)
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The Heroes Of Olympus (Books 1-5)

by Rick Riordan

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  • Hardcover
  • first
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Used
Edition
First
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Hardcover
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Walcott, Iowa
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Hyperion Books. New York. All volumes in new (very good) dust jackets. Hardcover; 8vo. Complete set of all five books of THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS series in very good/collectible condition.
All volumes are first editions, first printings with the number lines all starting with 1. Book 2 has the Camp Jupiter insert and Book 5 contains the rare EXCLUSIVE Gods vs. Giants Battle Panorama inside the book. Join the demigods as they face their biggest challenges.
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A Series Of Unfortunate Events
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A Series Of Unfortunate Events

by Lemony Snicket

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
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Used - Near Fine
Edition
First
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Hardcover
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Walcott, Iowa
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Harpercollings. New York. 1999-2006. The complete (Book 1 - Book 13) series in unmarked First Editions. First printings being found in Books 1, 6 and 8-13.
For the Unfortunate aficionado, this set includes The Unauthorized Autobiography (with The Pony Party hidden inside the jacket), The Puzzling Puzzles (paperback), The Blank Book (which of course is full of blank pages with quotes from various books on the bottom of the page), and The Beatrice Letters (includes CD).
Note that there are several versions of Book 1: illustrated paper boards (2 First Editions, 1 also a first printing, the other a later printing. 2 with jackets (First Editions, later printing, both with the maze inside the jacket), 1 with Jacket without the maze and the Rare Edition Book 1 in slipcase (First Edition, first printing with 1.5 in piece of decal on back missing and lastly a Book 1 Signed on Black Friday Nov. 24 2017 (First Edition, later printing).
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Lord Randolph Churchill
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Lord Randolph Churchill

by Winston Churchill

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good+
Edition
First American
Binding
Hardcover
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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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This is a very good copy of the two-volume set. Published by Macmillan in 1906, this is the first American edition. Spine from Vol II is in better condition from that of Vol I (see photos: spine is partially cracked on Vol I). There are signs of wears towards the top and bottom of spines. Date and one note written on inside cover of Vol I in pencil. Vol I is also missing fly leaf and there is a slight tear on title page of Vol I. Other than that, portraits of Lord Randolph are still intact in both volumes. In addition, a letter was found in one of the volumes: signed by Arthur Brentano, Jr. of Brentano's Booksellers and dated April 24, 1946 (concerning a different book). This letter will be included with the volumes at no additional cost.
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