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The Duchess

By: "The Duchess"

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Hurst & Co.: 1888

Seller ID: 025211

Condition: Fair


New York: Hurst & Co., 1888. Undated, ca. 1888. Arlington Edition. Attractive copy, fair to good condition, in Victorian binding, purple cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and in black. Extremities rubbed with chipping to the spine head, front hinge internally cracked at the title page but binding sound, title page detached, sound text block, age-toned but clean pages with a name and 1888 date on the front free endpaper, no other markings.. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo - ... View more info

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Uncle John's Gems - Fryeburg [Maine[, October 1898

By: 'Uncle John'

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Fryeburg, Maine, Self-published, Printed By Chas. E. Moss, Boston: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011284

Condition: Poor


Fryeburg, Maine: Self-published, Printed By Chas. E. Moss, Boston, 1898. First edition, 1898. Most likely a very limited edition of verse about hunting, fishing and Civil War soldiers, dedicated to Grover Post, G. A. R. No. 160. Text in handwriting, printed in reverse color on blue paper, like a blueprint, with front cover embellished with etched images of hunting and fishing. Sixteen pages with two holes most likely used for a long-gone ribbon tie, now all separated.... View more info

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The Comic History of England; The Comic History of Rome. Three Volumes in Two

By: A'Beckett, Gilbert A. Illustrated By John Leech

Price: $165.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Evans, and Co.: 1865

Seller ID: 027978

Condition: Good


London: Bradbury, Evans, and Co., 1865. Undated, ca. 1865. Comic History of England is two volumes bound as one; Comic History of Rome bound separately. All thirty hand colored engravings by Leech are present and in very good condition. Tan polished calf over marbled boards, blue-black spine labels lettered in gilt, vertical circle and dash allover gilt design on both spines, marbled edges and endpapers. Covers heavily rubbed at the edges with some scuffing an dlight... View more info

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Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel

By: A. Anatoli

Price: $26.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Farrar Straus & Giroux: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035392

ISBN: 0374107610

Condition: Very Good


U.S.A.: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1970. First edition, stated first printing, 1970. Brown cloth with dustjacket. Very good with firm binding, very slightly age-yellowed but clean pages, no names or other markings, dustjacket in mylar protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. View more info

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The Avatars: A Futurist Fantasy

By: A. E. [George W. Russell]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031267

Condition: Fair


New York: The Macmillan Company, 1933. First edition [1933]. Blue cloth, no dustjacket. Fair condition with edgewear, considerable uneven fading and specling to spine, good hinges, sound text block, lightly age-toned pages with some light occasional foxing, mainly in the margins, no names or other markings.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fair/No. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Edition. View more info

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Travels of a Lady's Maid

By: A.B.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, L.C. Page & Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 020096

Condition: Good


Boston: L.C. Page & Company, 1908. First edition, 1908. Green cloth with gilt cover lettering, tinted green illustrated endpapers, 338 pages, plus publisher's advertisements. The book is in good condition with conspicuous edgewear including rubbed corners and spine ends, darkened text block edges, and a moisture shadow at right bottom front cover corner, sound text block, hinges repaired, clean pages with no names or other markings. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No. ... View more info

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The Baby's Things: A Story in Verse for Christmas Eve

By: Abbott, Edward

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Anson D. F. Randolph: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034178

Condition: Fair


New York: Anson D. F. Randolph, 1871. First edition, 1871. Poem illustrated with five engraved plates. Sound but worn copy in purplish brown cloth lettered in gilt, 7.5" tall, 53 pages. Covers unevenly age-faded and spotted, spine ends frayed, good hinges, sound text block, pages age-tanned with just a little bit of foxing, two adjacent pages with darkened areas from an old newspaper clipping, endpapers foxed, old gift notation in pencil on front free endpaper, no... View more info

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What Shaw Really Said

By: Adam, Ruth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Schocken Books: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018112

Condition: Very Good


New York: Schocken Books, 1966. First edition, 1966. Review slip loosely laid in at front. Green linen with gilt spine lettering, 175 pages with index, illustrated dustjacket.The book is in very good condition, with very gently rubbed corners and spine ends, sound text block, good hinges, clean pages with no name or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is not priceclipped and is also in very good condition with overall light surface rubbing and a partially fa... View more info

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Poems By Marguerite Janvrin Adams

By: Adams, Marguerite Janvrin

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Portland, Maine, Falmouth Publishing House: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 009042

Condition: Good


Portland, Maine: Falmouth Publishing House, 1948. First edition, 1848. Collection of poetry divided by theme: philosophical, love, sea, island, war, New York City, nature. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "In the fellowship of poetry, and deep appreciation of the friendly help that you gave me with this volume. Marguerite Janvrin Adams, May 1st, 1948". Also includes a handwritten note from the poet addressed to Alice Gould, undated. Red cloth lettered... View more info

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Favorite Haunts

By: Addams, Charles. Illustrated By Charles Addams.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1976

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 038487

ISBN: 0671224298

Condition: Very Good


New York: Simon & Schuster, 1976. Book club edition, 1976. Collected macabre cartoons from this artist best known for his work published in New Yorker magazine. Brown hardcover lettered in gilt, illustrated free endpapers, 96 pages, illustrated dustjacket. Very minor rubbing to corners and spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, very clean pages free from names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket has some light edge rubbing, short closed tear near spine... View more info

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The Tatler, Guardian and Freeholder. Select British Essayists Series

By: Addison and Steele. Introduction By John Habberton

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York and London, G.P. Putnam's Sons: Knickerbocker Press: 1886

Seller ID: 013324

Condition: Good


New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons: Knickerbocker Press, 1886. Select British Essayists Series, 1886. Bright red cloth with gilt and black lettering and decoration, 238 pages. The book is in generally good condition with frayed spine tips and faded spine, a bump to the top edge of rear cover, other edgewear, sound text block, good hinges, name pencilled on front free endpaper, notation to rear free endpaper, but otherwise clean pages with no other markings. Some su... View more info

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Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, Of the Late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq. In Three Volumes. With Some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author By Mr. Tickell

By: Addison, Joseph (1672-1719)

Price: $745.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, R. Reilly, on Cork-Hill, for George Risk, George Ewing, and William Smith, Booksellers in Dame-Street: 1735

Seller ID: 020836

Condition: Good


Dublin, Ireland: R. Reilly, on Cork-Hill, for George Risk, George Ewing, and William Smith, Booksellers in Dame-Street, 1735. Complete three volume set in contemporary calf bindings with armorial seal with the script "Coll. Sanctae Individuae Trinitatis Reg. Elizab. Juxta Dublin" in gilt on each front and rear cover, raised spine bands bordered in gilt with gilt decoration in compartments, elaborate Jacobean armorial prize bookplate on the front pastedown of each... View more info

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The Spectator. In Ten Volumes [10]

By: Addison, Steele, Parnell, Hughes, Parker, Tickell, Budgell, Grove, Byrom, Henley and Other

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, William Durrell and Co., George Long, Printer: 1809

Seller ID: 034709

Condition: Fair


New York: William Durrell and Co., George Long, Printer, 1809. Title pages 1809-1810. Very worn set in what are likely the original bindings. Blue-gray paper covered boards with paper spine labels, a frontis engraving of a contributor in each volume, 18.5 cm tall, margins untrimmed. Covers worn and spotted, some text blocks split, pages age-toned but generally very clean with occasional foxing and a few dampstains mainly to the lower edges of the first few pages of a cou... View more info

Aeschylus: Plays. Everyman's Library No. 62

By: Aeschylus. Translated By G. M. Cookson

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London and New York, Everyman's Library: Dent, Dutton: 1960

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013675

Condition: Good


London and New York: Everyman's Library: Dent, Dutton, 1960. No. 62 of the Everyman's Library series, 1960. Navy cloth lettered in gilt, 339 pages plus publisher's advertisements, dustjacket. Ex-library, with spine numbers on the dustjacket (not the book), stamp on title page and pocket at rear, pages otherwise unmarked. Some shelfwear, including rubbing to the corners and spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, clean pages. The mylar protected dustjacket has over... View more info

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Home Influence: A Tale for Mothers and Daughters

By: Aguilar, Grace

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1849

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024483

Condition: Good


New York: Harper & Brothers, 1849. First edition [1849] of this hard-to-find novel by a noted Jewish American female author. Light brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and in blind, 412 pages plus numerous pages of publisher's ads. Covers lightly rubbed with some moderate shelf soil, spine subtly faded, good hinges, sound text block, name and 1850 date in pencil on preliminary blank, some very light scattered foxing, pages otherwise clean and unmarked.. First Ed... View more info

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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson to Beattie, with Biographical and Critical Notices

By: Aikin, Dr.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. Whetham & Son: 1841

Seller ID: 012709

Condition: Fair


Philadelphia: J. Whetham & Son, 1841. Tenth edition, 1841. Full black calf lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, 807 pages. Covers very rubbed and chipped (but actually still attractive in a rather used and lightly battered way), front joint split but cover well attached, text block sound pages clean with occasional foxing. Collection of poems by noted British poets, including Jonson, Cowley, Milton, Waller, Dryden, J. Philips, Parnell, Rowe, Addi... View more info

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The Tower of London. A Historical Romance

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison. Illustrated By George Cruikshank

Price: $110.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1840

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037298

Condition: Very Good


London: Richard Bentley, 1840. First illustrated edition, 1840, with numerous engravings by Cruikshank. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf in full smooth tan leather with black spine label, slightly raised spine bands with gilt decorated spine, all edges gilt, gilt tooled inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, 439 pages. Very light rubbing, mainly to the extremities, slightly darkened spine, good joints/hinges, sound text block, slightly age-toned but clean pages, no names or o... View more info

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L'Auvergne

By: Ajalbert, J. Illustrated By A. Montader

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Paris, Librairies-Imprimeries Reunies: 1896

Seller ID: 001652

Condition: Fair


Paris: Librairies-Imprimeries Reunies, 1896. In French. Externally worn. Text includes numerous illustrations in black and white by Montader, with a mounted cover illustration in color. Red cloth over bevelled boards, all edges gilt, 363 pages. Covers worn and dampstained, with the lower corners chewed as if by a puppy, not affecting pages inside. Internally very good to near fine, with good hinges, sound text block, very clean pages with no names or other markings.... View more info

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Asmodeus, the Devil on Two Sticks. With a Memoir of the Author

By: Alain Rene Le Sage [LeSage]. Illustrated By Tony Johannot

Price: $110.00

Publisher: London, Willoughby and Co.: 1840

Seller ID: 037325

Condition: Very Good


London: Willoughby and Co., 1840. Undated [1840]. In English, translated from the French. Attractively bound by Ruot, London, in three quarter speckled calf over patterned boards, raised spine bands with gilt lettering and gilt decorated compartments, top edge gilt, patterned endpapers, attached ribbon bookmark, frontis plate plus more than 200 engravings throughout the text. Light rubbing to the corners, surface chip to spine head, good hinges, closed split to front fre... View more info

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The Gleam

By: Albee, Helen R.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt & Co.: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028235

Condition: Very Good


New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1911. First edition of this Edwardian era novel, clean copy in dark green cloth with gilt lettering, no dustjacket. Light cover rubbing, good hinges, sound text block, long gift notation with advice from an "Uncle Birt" on front free endpaper, pages clean and otherwise unmarked.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Edition. View more info