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Aiken's British Poets with Biographical and critical Prefaces

By: Aiken

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Thomas Wardle: 1831

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003615


Here is a wonderful and extensive selection of the works of virtually all of the Great British Poets. The book contains over 800 pages and shows considerable wear since it was published in 1831, The first edition was published in 1820 so this is a very early printing. Each section on a particular poet is prefaced by a short biography of the man about to be read. Suffice it to say that this is a great book that has worn over time. Published in 1831 this volume is bound in... View more info

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Tower of London, The

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: $850.00

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1840

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003613


This exquisite volume was published by Richard Bentley in 1840, around the time that he was working with Dickens. Bentley also published the first edition of Oliver Twist. This volume is illustrated by George Cruikshank, the genius of 19th century literary illustrations. There are 40 full-page steel etchings as well as 58 woodcut illustrations. It is beautifully bound by Riviere in full red straight-grained morocco with green silk endpapers. The spine is very richly gilt... View more info

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Poetical Works of Mark Akenside M.D. - Two Volumes

By: Akenside, Mark

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Apollo: 1781

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 005990


Mark Akenside was a British poet and Physician. He is best known for his poem 'The Pleasures of Imagination', an eclectic philosophical essay in poetic form. It was first published in 1744 in three books and a fourth book was added later. The whole poem was extensively revised and it finally appeared posthumously in 1772. These two small volumes are a later printing (1781) of this work from 1772. These books are classic 32mo in size which is quite small (3 1/4" wide ... View more info

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Remarks on the Review of Inchiquin's Letters

By: An Inhabitant of New England

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boston, Samuel T. Armstrong: 1815

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002478


This treatise of 1815 is attributed to 'An Inhabitant of New England' and is addressed to 'The Right Honorable George Canning, Esquire'. George Canning was an active figure in English politics at the time and this work deals with the differences between England and America in terms of Problems, Morals, and Politics. It is a most interesting historical and sociological work and it is still in the original stiff paper covers. The hinges have been professionally reinforced ... View more info

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Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls

By: Bell, Ernest A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: G.S. Ball: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002093


Here is a wonderful book for the collector who seeks novelty and enjoys the very unusual. I will let the title page of the book speak for itself when it says that this book is "A complete and detailed account of the shameless traffic in young girls, the methods by which the procurers and panders (sic) lure innocent young girls away from home and sell them to keepers of dives. The magnitude of the organization and its workings. How to combat this hideous monster. How ... View more info

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Horae Subsecivae

By: Brown, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, David Douglas: 1890

Seller ID: 003333


John Brown (1810-1882) was a Scottish physician and friend of Thackeray and Ruskin. He wrote primarily on non-technical subjects related to medicine and to the problems of the doctor. He had a general interest in, and a sympathy for all humanity. The three volumes of "Horae Subsecivae" (Leisure Hours) were his principal and first literary work. He had previously published some medical papers. The first volume of Horae was on medical subjects and the second and th... View more info

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Hudibras

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: $3,450.00

Publisher: London, 1663

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004728


Just Reduced by $500.00 Samuel Butler's 'Hudibras' is a literary treasure by any estimation. It concerns the English Civil War and it was intended to ridicule the Presbyterians, Dissenters, and others who had fought against the crown in the conflict between Charles I and Oliver Cromwell. It was published shortly after the restoration of Charles II and the poem had immense popularity at the time. This set is an extremely rare offering as it contains all three volumes (166... View more info

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Crusade LTD signed With Trade Edition

By: Byrne, Donn

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Little Brown Company: 1928

Edition: Signed Limited First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 001624


This is a very fine presentation of this title. In slipcase that shows some wear and fading. Spine appears to be vellum. Coat of arms on front board. 365 copies were signed and numbered of which this is number 284. The Limited comes with a beautiful and colorful copy of the first trade edition. Wonderful pictorial dustjacket. This is a very rare set in this condition. We are happy to send pictures on request. View more info

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Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell, The

By: Campbell, Thomas

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Gall and Inglis: 1875

Seller ID: 003847


Thomas Campbell was a Scottish poet that lived from 1777-1844. He was a contemporary of Sir Walter Scott. He is known for his literary ballads as well as for some notable martial lyrics. These include Ye Mariners of England and Hohenlinden, both of which are included in this volume. Campbell was quite influential in his time. This book is a school prize volume and it is in beautiful condition. The book is bound in full leather with extravagant gilt decorations and titlin... View more info

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Lives of the Painters - 4 Volumes

By: Canaday, John

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Norton: 1969

Edition: 1st/2nd Printing

Seller ID: 005933


This is a beautiful set of four volumes. The set is in Fine condition and almost new. This is the First Edition and the second printing. The only thing that I must mention is that each volume has the tiniest shelf-wear to the extreme top of the dustcover on the spine. It is virtually invisible and probably will become completely invisible when I place the books in an archival Brodart dust jacket protector before shipment. The set is magnificent. The Lives of the Painters... View more info

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Catalog of the Library of C.H. Clark 2 Vols.

By: Clark, C.H.

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Collins Printing House: 1888

Edition: First Edition Limited

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002245


Just Reduced! This Beautiful and Very Fine two volume set is a descriptive catalog of the Library accumulated by famed collector C.H.Clarke. It is a Privately Printed Limited Edition of 100 copies and and this copy is number 8. The books are gorgeously bound in three-quarter leather over marbled boards with Fine endpapers of marbled design that match the covers.The books are quarto in size. There are sewn in silk bookribbons and the ribbon in volume one is unattached but... View more info

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Poetical Vagaries and Vagaries Vindicated

By: Coleman, George

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Longman Hurst Rees Constable: 1814

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 001994


This is a very nice volume from 1814. Its size is 12mo and It contains two works. The first is 'Poetical Vagaries' by George Coleman the younger, and the second is 'Vagaries Vindicated' by the same author. The second work is 'addressed to the Reviewers' so I would guess that Coleman is responding to his critics. Both works are second edition and were published in 1814. The binding is half-leather over paper boards and the binding is tight. There is an old external repair... View more info

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Rover, The

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2002

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 003304


As New copy in As New slipcase. Blue pictorial cloth . Contains an introduction by Christopher Fletcher and is illustrated by Francis Mosley. A beautiful presentation. We are pleased to send pictures on request. View more info

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Chance

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2001

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 003302


As New copy in As New slipcase. Blue pictorial cloth . Contains an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury and is illustrated by Francis Mosley. A beautiful presentation. We are pleased to send pictures on request. View more info

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Rescue, The

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday Page & Company: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004315


Joseph Conrad was truly one of the giants of literature in the 20th century. His novels Lord Jim and Heart Of Darkness are both literary landmarks. Mr. Conrad was a Master Mariner and his seafaring novels are marked by a distinctive prose style and are compounds of biting realism and Romanticism. He was considered to be a genius in the creation of atmosphere and character. This book is in beautiful unrestored condition. The book is bound in a a fine dark blue book cloth ... View more info

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Pilot, The - LEC

By: Cooper, James Fennimore

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, Limited editions club: 1968

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 003215


The 1968 First Thus publication of this James Fenimore Cooper classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 1454. Printed at the Garamond Press in Baltimore. This beautiful edition was designed by Peter Oldenburg. The volume was illustrated by Robert M. Quackenbush and it contains fine Woodcut Illustrations by him. The illustrator has signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a Gorgeous titled cloth. The volume is in fi... View more info

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Red Badge of Courage - Manuscript Facsimile

By: Crane, Stephen

Price: $149.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., NCR Microcard editions: 1973

Edition: First Edition Limited/Numbered

Seller ID: 003966


This is a great offering for Stephen Crane fans as well as anyone that is engaged in bibliographic studies regarding this Great classic novel of the civil war. There are two quarto volumes here with a matching and labelled slipcase. The dimensions of the books are 11 1/4 tall by 7 3/4 wide. This is a Limited edition of 1000 copies of which this is number 762. Both volumes are in Very Fine condition and show no flaws. The slipcase is in Near Fine condition with a bit of w... View more info

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Dombey and Son - Two Volumes

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York, Limited editions club: 1957

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 003006


Dombey and Son is one of the great classics of Charles Dickens and it is my personal favorite. It appeared after Martin Chuzzlewit and was an effort by Dickens to regain popularity he had lost with the publication of his previous novel. The novel is also a landmark in Dickens' work in that he placed the story at a higher social level than his previous novels. The story involves the downfall of a dignified and pompous merchant and his learning of the power of love as oppo... View more info

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An American Tragedy - LEC

By: Dreiser, Theodore

Price: $160.00

Publisher: New York, Limited Editions Club: 1954

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 002504


A beautiful production from the Limited Editions Club. Of 1500 copies printed, this is #599. The slipcase is moderately sunned and there is paper wear and loss to the top of the spine left corner. It also has a slight bump on the rear board at the bottom and there is a small scratch there as well. Beautiful book with a slipcase that shows its age. This title is unusual in that it is not signed by the illustrator. The colophon states that "The illustrations are the fi... View more info

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American War Ballads and Lyrics- 2 Vols

By: Eggleston, George Cary

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Putnam: 1889

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004746


This is a most interesting two volume set. It was published in 1889 and contains lyrics from all the way back to the revolutionary war. Later the two volumes were combined into one. This is the original format.This is the First edition and the two volumes are bound in a highly decorated cloth with gilt decorations both on part of the boards and on the spines. The books reside in a custom slipcase that was made for them and they make a great presentation. Each volume has ... View more info