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Silas Marner - LEC

By: Eliot, George

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Limited editions club: 1953

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 002280

Condition: Fine


George Eliot was the pen-name for Mary Ann Evans who was also frequently known as Marion Evans to her friends. She was also the author of The Mill on the Floss, Felix Holt, Daniel Deronda, and a number of other wonderful novels. Her writing is exquisite and Silas Marner is one of the great classics in the history of Western literature.1st Thus. Signed by Ilustrator, The book is in Fine condition, The slip-case is somewhat stained and the label on the slipcase is beginning to loosen from the left side. Beautiful LEC in Good only slipcase. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was th... View more info

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Joseph Andrews

By: Fielding, Henry

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, James Cochrane and Co: 1832

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 004377

Condition: Near Fine


The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and of His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams is the full title of this work. The novel has often been called the first realistic novel of English Literature. Henry Fielding (author of Tom Jones) turned aside from the episodic sentimental writing of his age to give an honest picture of the manners and customs of his time and to satirize the foibles and vanities of human nature. This novel is in the form of a comic epic and the time of the plot is the early eighteenth century in England. This copy is in near fine condition and it is bound in half-leather o... View more info

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Hawthorne

By: Fields, James T.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood: 1876

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003532

Condition: Very Good+


This little book is very interesting for those interested in Nathaniel Hawthorne and his life and works. It was written by James Fields who In 1839 joined William Ticknor and became junior partner in the publishing and bookselling firm known after 1846 as Ticknor and Fields, the publishers of most of Hawthorne's novels, After 1868 the publisher was known as Fields, Osgood & Company also a major publisher of Hawthorne. With this company, Fields was the publisher of leading contemporary American writers, with whom he was on terms of close personal friendship. Hawthone was one of these friends. I... View more info

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A Modern Comedy - With ALS

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London, William Heineman: 1929

Edition: First Edition Limited/Numbered

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004346

Condition: Near Fine


A Modern Comedy is part of The Forsyte Saga (1886-1926) in which Galsworthy pictures the life of a large, middle-class family against a carefully detailed background of English life. It is a true classic and has stood the test of time. Apart from its important literary value, this novel (which is solid and very readable) is important as a social document of the various currents of British life in the 1920's. The volume is composed of three long sections - The White Monkey, The Silver Spoon, and Swan Song. These were originally published as separate novels. This remarkable copy, which was publi... View more info

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Bookman Portfolio Christmas 1928: Portrait of John Galsworthy with Scenes Illustrating the Forsyte Saga

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005438

Condition: Very Good


The Bookman Portfolio of 1928 contained four laid-in prints (suitable for framing). Three are in full color that illustrate scenes from John Galsworthy's 'The Forsyte Saga', and one marvelous photographic portrait in black and white of John Galsworthy. The photograph was executed by Raphael. This copy is in at least very good condition. The outer enclosing envelope is somewhat split at the crease and although it is still attached to itself, it is fragile. This is a tall (13" by 8 1/4") quarto printing and the four prints start with a very fine black and white portrait of John Galsworth... View more info

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She Stoops to Conquer - LEC

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Limited editions club: 1964

Edition: First Edition Limited/Numbered

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 003005

Condition: Near Fine


The 1964 First Thus publication of this Oliver Goldsmith classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 1483. Printed by Clarke&Way in New York. This beautiful edition was designed and illustrated by T.M.Cleland.The illustrator has signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a stunning blindstamped cloth. The volume is in fine condition. It's matching slipcase shows shelf-wear and there is a small tear to the paper at the top corner of the spine with a small chip. The black slipcase shows its age a bit in minor scratches and imperfections of the... View more info

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Nathaniel Hawthorne and His Wife

By: Hawthorne, Julian

Price: $99.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Co.: 1885

Edition: First Edition Later Printing

Seller ID: 005165

Condition: Very Good+


Julian Hawthorne was the son of Nathaniel Hawthorne and also a writer. He authored 'Bressant' and a number of other fiction and non-fiction works. I believe this to be the second printing of this two volume biography. It is dated 1885 on the title page and 1884 on the copyright page. The books are in at least very good condition. The books have very lightly bumped corners except for the rear board of volume two. There is slight toning to the text but it is quite light and there is no foxing. The spines show some shelf-wear at the tops and the bottoms. There are some very small chips to the lab... View more info

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Bressant

By: Hawthorne, Julian

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton and Co.: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002158

Condition: Very Good


Julian Hawthorne was the son of Nathaniel Hawthorne. He was educated in both the United States and abroad and he spent some of his early life in England. This is a Rare book and beginning with this publication he became a very popular author. This is his First book and this is the First edition of "Bressant". There is an authentic signature attached to the front pastedown that was apparently clipped from the bottom of a letter as it says "Sincerely Yours, Julian Hawthorne". The front and the back boards are in excellent condition and the gilt in the title on the front board is ... View more info

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Septemius Felton or the Elixir of Life

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001893

Condition: Near Fine


Here is an outstanding copy of the First edition and Second printing of 'Septimius Felton, or The Elixir of Life There were only 3000 copies of this title printed on June 24,1872 which included this printing and the first printing. There are no records to show when the type was corrected during the printing, so we presume that the book with the correction is the second printing and was printed on the same day. The only difference between the first printing and the second is that on page 42, line 18 there is the word "it" in the second printing. In the first printing which I also have a... View more info

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Snow Image and other Twice Told Tales, The

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $395.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002763

Condition: Very Good+


Here is a Wonderful copy of a true antiquarian classic. This is the First Edition and First issue published by Ticknor, Reed and Fields in 1851. Although the title page says 1852 this First edition was intended for simultaneous publication with the First British edition and both are believed to have been printed in December of 1851. This is BAL (7607) and Clark (A19.1a). There were 2,425 copies of this book printed on December 11, 1851. This copy is in Very nice condition with light rubbing to the boards and extremities and some minor shelf-wear to the extreme top and bottom of the spine. The ... View more info

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Twice-Told Tales - Limited Editions Club

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York, Limited editions club: 1966

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 002449

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine edition of Nathaniel Hawthorne's classic. The book is near fine with a few light spots to the red top coating of the book. This is hard to see and does not really detract. There is some wear to slipcase and a very small tear of the paper at the top right corner of the opening. There is light sunning to the spine. There were only 1500 copies of this edition printed in 1966 of which this is number 1149. It was printed at the Stinehour Press. The illustrations were drawn by Valenti Angelo and the volume is signed by him on the colophon. A great classic in a very lovely format. The Limit... View more info

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Septemius Felton or the Elixir of Life

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Boston, James Osgood: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001637

Condition: Near Fine


Here is an outstanding copy of the First edition and First printing of Septimius Felton. There were only 3000 copies of this book printed on June 24,1872. Hawthorne had left this book incomplete, in two drafts, at his death. Una, Hawthorne's daughter, and the poet and friend of Hawthorne's, Robert Browning, prepared the first draft for the 1872 publication. The novel is considered to be a "fragmentary" novel and is part of The Elixer of Life manuscripts which were first published in complete form in 1977. In this book Hawthorne explores themes of immortality and it is a wonderful story... View more info

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Wonder Book

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $495.00

Publisher: London, Henry Bohn: 1852

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001375

Condition: Very Good+


Here is the Beautiful First English edition of The Wonder Book. The First American edition was published by Ticknor, Reed and Fields on November 15th, 1851 and this First English edition was published by Henry G. Bohn on December 22nd, 1851, less than a month later. So although the title page reads 1852 this is actually an 1851 printing. This copy is in the special "Gift" binding with fine blindstamping to the red boards and a wonderful gilt decoration to the front board. The gilt decoration and lettering on the spine is somewhat faded but it can be easily read. There have been very mi... View more info

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Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, The

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, N&J White: 1834

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 002951

Condition: Good


This little volume is a most interesting artifact. It is in good only condition with a worn spine that is beginning to separate at the top. The gilt lettering on the spine is still clearly visible. This volume, which was published in 1834 in New York is a later printing of the edition abridged by Irving which was first published in 1829. The book is fragile but holding together well. There is a waterstain on the upper right corner of the last two blank pages and there is a bit of very light writing in pencil on the inside of the back board and the rfep. An interesting example of very early Ame... View more info

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Voyages and Discoveries of the Companions of Columbus

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Carey and Lea: 1831

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002834

Condition: Near Fine


This is a lovely copy of the First American edition of Companions of Columbus. It was published in 1831 less than a month after the first British edition. This is BAL 10133. This copy has been beautifully rebound in chocolate colored leather. There are raised hubs on the spine in the tradition of classic bookbinding and the labels are lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers have been added and the volume makes a fine presentation. The textblock, for the most part is clean but shows sporadic foxing which is at its worst on the title page. The binding is tight and strong. This is a companion work to... View more info

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Letters of James Joyce - Edited by Stuart Gilbert

By: Joyce, James

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005169

Condition: Near Fine


This volume is the First Edition of James Joyce's Letters edited by Stuart Gilbert, a close friend of Joyce. Sixteen years after Joyce's death, this long awaited volume was published simultaneously in New York and London. The volume contains the character of an ever-astonishing Genius which is revealed in more than four hundred letters and notes from his own hand. They were written to the famous and the obscure, to other writers and publishers, and to personal intimates and relatives. This is an amazing collection in the First edition and it will show you sides of Joyce that you may not have b... View more info

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Five Nations, The

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday Mclure: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002122

Condition: Very Good+


Here is the first American edition of Rudyard Kiplings 'The Five Nations'. Published in 1903 by Doubleday this volume is in excellent condition. The green coloring of the boards is still rich and the gilt lettering is bright. The top edge is also gilt. There is a gift inscription on the ffep that is dated 1904. The inside front hinge is beginning to loosen but this could be easily repaired with a strip of archival tape. There is a small bit of scratching to the back board but it really is minor. This book contains many of the wonderful poems of Rudyard Kipling in their first appearance in prin... View more info

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Gil Blas, The Adventures of

By: LeSage

Price: $449.00

Publisher: London, Hurst Robinson and Co.: 1822

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 002728

Condition: Very Good+


These four volumes are bound in full green calfskin with gilt decoration on all boards as well as the spine. The endpapers are marbled and all edges are marbled as well. There are only a few spots of foxing in the four volumes and the textblock is clean and unmarred. The books are presented in a green leather slipcase that matches the bindings of the books and the slipcase is internally trimmed with high-quality red leather to emulate the marbling on the endpapers and edges. The books are 12mo. There are fine inserted illustrative plates throughout the books and the books make a remarkable pre... View more info

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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 been read. This is truly an interesting offering for those who have an interest in what medicine was like in the 18th century. A... View more info