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Dodsworth

By: Lewis, Sinclair

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt and Brace: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002287

Condition: Very Good


Quite a bright copy. Some toning to text and rubbing to the spine and front board. Stll, a nice tight copy. We are pleased to send pictures on request. View more info

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A Treatise on the Scurvy

By: Lind, James M.D.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Alabama, Classics of Medicine Library: 1980

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 004935

Condition: As New


This beautiful volume is an exact facsimile of a treatise that was originally published in 1753. This facsimile is of the third edition (enlarged and improved) which was published in 1772. The book is bound in full leather with very ornate gilt decorations both on the boards and on the spine. All edges are gilt and there is a silk ribbon bookmark bound-in. The book contains fine marbled endpapers and makes a wonderful presentation. The book is brand new and has never bee... View more info

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Before Adam

By: London, Jack

Price: $189.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan and Company: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003708

Condition: Very Good


is is a most interesting book from Jack London of Call of the Wild and White Fang fame. This is the first published edition and it is the first printing. There had been a previous "for copyright only" printing but it was not published. This volume is in at least Very Good condition in its tan textured boards. The illustration on the front board, which actually begins at the lower spine, is still bright and clear. The lettering on the spine is somewhat faded but s... View more info

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In The Harbor

By: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1882

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002816

Condition: Near Fine


This is the last book published by Longfellow and it contains the unfinished poem “The Children's Crusade". This is the second issue of the First edition. The book contains original poetry as well as five translated poems. This is BAL 12239. The point of issue at the bottom of page 27 has been corrected and is a cancel (replacement). There were three issues of the book and the second issue is identified by the correction as well as the replacement of page twenty se... View more info

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New England Tragedies, The

By: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1868

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005424

Condition: Near Fine


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was one of our greatest American poets. His other works include 'The Song of Hiawatha' , 'Evangeline', and 'The Courtship of Miles Standish'. This book is a First Edition and First printing. It is BAL 12150. The book is near fine and the boards are clean and decorated in gilt. This copy contains the 'TF' device at the bottom of the spine and the pendants in the device are more or less solid. BAL says that this is one of the first copies printed... View more info

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Omoo

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Oxford, Limited editions club: 1961

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 001673

Condition: Near Fine


This is a beautiful classic published by The Limited Editions Club. The book is near fine with a tiny corner chip to the two tops (left and right) of the spine. You really have to look for them. The slipcase is also Very Good with just a touch of soiling from handling and some yellowing from age. There is some fading to the spine. All-in-all I would rate this book at very good to near fine. The title of this book, a sequel to Melville's Typee, was borrowed from the nativ... View more info

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Billy Budd and Benito Cereno

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Limited editions club: 1965

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 002978

Condition: Near Fine


This Limited Editions Club classic contains two short novels by the great Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick. The book is in Fine condition but there are couple of tiny, virtually invisible spots of soiling on the spine. as is the slipcase. The slipcase has dusting to the bottom panel. Its spine is sunned and it shows light wear in the form of small scratches or spots. there are very few of them.. There were only 1500 copies of this book produced of which this is numbe... View more info

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White Jacket - Northwestern- Newberry

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Northwestern-Newberry: 1970

Edition: 1st/2nd Printing

Seller ID: 005139

Condition: Very Good


This Hard cover copy of 'White Jacket' is published by Northwestern University Press and is considered to be the authoritive edition of this great novel by Herman Melville. The book contains much bibliographic information regarding the first edition of White Jacket. There is a 96 page editiorial appendix at the rear of the volume. This book is for people who really want specific information on the books that they read. It also contains the full text of White Jacket. Ther... View more info

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White Jacket

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $950.00

Publisher: New York, Harper: 1850

Edition: 1st/2nd Printing

Seller ID: 002227

Condition: Very Good+


Beautiful copy of the First edition and second state of White Jacket. All points are correct for the second state including the "T" signature on page 433 and the correct "Q" signature on page 361. This copy has been expertly rebacked and the spine color matches the binding color beautifully. There is gold stamping on the spine and the boards are blindstamped in a very intricate and fine design with very litle evidence of rubbing. This is BAL 13662. The te... View more info

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Paradise Regained

By: Milton, John

Price: $725.00

Publisher: London, J.and R. Tonson: 1760

Seller ID: 004860

Condition: Near Fine


This is a wonderful copy of John Milton's 'Paradise Regained'. The volume also includes 'Samson Agonistes' and 'Poems upon several Occasions'. The book is bound in the original full-calf and the boards are really nice. The book has been rebacked by a professional binder. The spine is in very high quality leather and it is lettered in bright 22k gold. It has raised bands and six compartments. There is an extensive life of Milton printed immediately after the table of cont... View more info

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Minor Poems

By: Milton, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, D.C. Heath and Company: 1902

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005138

Condition: Very Good


This is a nice little book of the minor poems of the Great John Milton. There is a very informative 44 page introduction. The binding of the book is decorated cloth and the front board shows some wear from age. There are scattered light pencil marks in the book that could be easily erased. The book was meant to be read and it has been read. However the binding is still tight and there is no foxing. There are illustrative plates in the book and at the rear there are notes... View more info

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Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, The

By: Moore, Sir Thomas

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, John W. Lovell:

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 003256

Condition: Very Good+


This is one of the volumes that was published in the late Victorian period and had no date attached to it. Given the nature of the ornate binding and its decorative flourishes I would estimate that the publication of this beautiful book occurred in the period from about 1880 - 1900. The volume is in Near Fine condition. All of the edges are gilt and the spine and front board sport gilt highlights. The amazing design on the binding is clear and crisp with no evidence of r... View more info

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Parnassus On Wheels

By: Morley, Christopher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1955

Edition: Book Club

Seller ID: 002469

Condition: Very Good


This book along with its companion piece 'The Haunted Bookshop' Has become a classic for book collectors and book lovers. This book is the story of a marvelous man, small in stature, wiry as a cat, and Olympic in personality. With his traveling book wagon named Parnassus, he moves through the New England countryside of 1915 on an itinerant missions of enlightenment. His delight in books and authors is infectious. Book club edition but well made and in at least Very Good ... View more info

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Doctor Johnson: A Play

By: Newton, A. Edward

Price: $55.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic monthly press: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002747

Condition: Very Good


This is a fascinating first edition work by a Very famous book collector. A. Edward Newton wrote many books on book collecting. Among them are "The Amenities of Book Collecting", "Kindred Affections", "A Magnificent Farce and Other Diversions of a Book-Collector". His books are still used today as reference for book collectors and dealers as well as a pleasureable and informative reading experience. This play is a very imaginative one That feature... View more info

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Faith and the Future

By: Ratzinger, Joseph

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Franciscan Herald Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005208

Condition: Near Fine


This book was written in 1971 by Joseph Ratzinger, the man who was the Pope (Benedict XVI), It has the Vatican Imprimatur on the back of the title page. It states that the book is free of moral or doctrinal error. The book is in fine condition and bound in an attractive brown cloth. All corners are square and there is no soiling. The dustjacket has a couple of very minor flaws. There is a tiny chip to the outside extreme top front panel and just a touch of shelfwear to t... View more info

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Sojourner, The

By: Rawlings, Marjorie Kinnan

Price: $849.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004323

Condition: Fine


Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is also the author of the Beloved story The Yearling. That novel was published in 1938 and has become a part of classic American literature. The Sojourner was published in 1953 and it is a wonderful addition to the work of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.This volume is a First edition and it is also a presentation edition. The printing was limited to 600 copies and this is copy #428. It is signed and numbered on the "Presentation Page" directly ... View more info

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L'Aignon

By: Rostand, Edmond

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Paris, Charpentier et Fasquelle: 1900

Edition: First Edition Later Printing

Seller ID: 005609

Condition: Very Good


This Classic novel was written by Edmond Rostand, the author of 'Cyrano De Bergerac'. The text is in French. The book is bound in quarter-leather. The volume shows some wear to the boards. The front board has a scratch on the upper right extremity and a small chip to the upper left where the board meets the spine. The small chip does not show on the spine. The spine is splendid with ornate gilt decoration, raised bands and gilt lettering. It is virtually without flaw. Th... View more info

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Quentin Durward - 3 Volumes

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $360.00

Publisher: London, Archibald Constable: 1823

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002945

Condition: Very Good+


This three volume set, bound in half-leather is the First edition of 'Quentin Durward', one of Sir Walter Scott's forty-eight Waverly novels. The leather is bound over marbled boards and there is general wear to the set as we might expect in a book published in 1823. However , the bindings are solid and probably contemporary to the publication. There is some rubbing and there are a few small chips with one chip at the top compartment of the spine of volume three. If desi... View more info

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St. Ronan's Well - 3 Vols

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $395.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Archibald Constable: 1824

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003848

Condition: Very Good+


St. Ronan's Well has been called "unique" among the Waverly novels. These beautiful books are bound with a blindstamped leather spine and red leather that encloses the entire perimeter of the front and back boards which are marbled. All edges are also marbled as are the endpapers. This is probably a binding that is near contemporary to the book. It is quite an unusual binding. There is some slight chipping to volume one near the spine on the front board and very ... View more info

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Kenilworth - LEC

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Lunenburg Vermont, Limited editions club: 1966

Edition: First Edition Limited/Numbered

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 003019

Condition: Fine


Kenilworth is one of the forty eight novels of Sir Walter Scott that are referred to as 'The Waverly Novels'. This edition is bound in a very luxurious cloth material that has a fine pattern of decoration upon it. The covers are thick and you can run your fingers over it and feel the great texture. The book is in Fine condition and the slipcase shows some very minor wear. It is at least Very Good+ with just a couple of small marks. There were only fifteen hundred copies ... View more info