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Waverley - Special Coronation Binding

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $150.00

Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons: 1911

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 004798

Condition: Very Good


This is a very unusual little volume. The novel is 'Waverly', the first of the great Sir Walter Scott 'Waverly Novels' that include such classics as 'Ivanhoe'. What is particularly interesting in this edition is that it was published to commemorate the coronation of his Majesty King George V. The book was published in 1911 and is bound in royal purple cloth. The front board is inscribed in gilt and dated. There is blindstamping to the spine as well as a faded gilt title of 'Waverly'. The book is holding together well with a bit of toning to the textblock. There is a monochrome frontispiece opp... View more info

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Scott's Poetical Works - 12 vols

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $685.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Adam and Charles Black: 1857

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 003003

Condition: Very Good+


For those who are interested in the works of Sir Walter Scott, this set is a real find. The poetical works of Scott are more important than those of many authors because poetry is how he began his career and he never really stopped telling stories in verse. His fascination with his own country's native poetry led him to compile and publish his first work, The Minstrelsy of the Southern Border. After this he began to write full length books in verse such as The Lay of the Last Minstrel and The Lady of the Lake. Scott was a true scholar of literature as well as poetry and these twelve volumes co... View more info

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Doom of Devorgoil

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Cadell: 1830

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003699

Condition: Fair


Here is one of the most difficult of the works of Sir Walter Scott to find. Published by Cadell and Co. in Edinburgh this is Todd and Bowden 239A. Although "officially" this is a First edition and second issue it is also the First issue in complete and separate form. This drama in verse had been written twelve years before for production on the stage. For various reasons it was considered unsuitable at the time and wound up being published in extracts in periodical literary publications. When it was decided in 1830 to publish the book as a whole Scott worked on it again and this volume... View more info

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Tales of My Landlord - Second Series - 4 Vols

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $385.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Archibald Constable: 1818

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003098

Condition: Very Good+


This four-volume novel "The Heart of Midlothian" was published two years before Ivanhoe and is the story of "Jennie Deans" and her great effort to save her sisters life. It was supposedly based on a true story. Fact or Fiction, it is a very exciting story told as only Sir Walter Scott could tell it. It is filled with suspense, mystery, and romance, and there is even a happy ending! There are many who consider this to be Scott's greatest novel. This is the first edition of this novel as well as the first issue (Todd and Bowden 122Aa) and (Worthington page 78). First edition and ... View more info

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Ivanhoe - LEC

By: Scott, Walter

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Limited editions club: 1951

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 000390

Condition: Very Good+


This is the First Thus edition from the Limited Editions Club. Two volumes in slipcase. #1468 of 1500 copies in beautiful decorative cloth with some sunning to the spines. The slipcase is in Very Good shape with a small amount of wear. Signed on the colophon by Edward A. Wilson, the illustrator. Beautiful copy of this revered classic. The book has a wonderful plot that carries the reader along and is based on true history. It is one of the world's favorite classics. The Limited Editions Club was founded in 1929. It was the creation of George Macy. Its purpose was to create very high quality ve... View more info

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Silver Sutures in Surgery and Clinical Notes on Uterine Surgery

By: Sims, J. Marion

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Alabama, The Classics of Surgery Library: 1987

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 005696

Condition: Fine


This volume is a beautiful facsimile of a medical book that was originally published in 1858. It is a special Limited Numbered edition. The book is in Very Fine condition in full-leather with gilt decoration and lettering. All edges are gilt and the endpapers are finely marbled. In the inner front pastedown there is a special plate that I imagine was placed there by the publisher that says 'This is copy 947 of a Limited edition of 7,500 copies in the Library of Dr..........' (I am leaving out the Doctor's name). The Doctor's name was clearly printed when the book was sent to him because there ... View more info

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Adventures in the Skin Trade - A Play

By: Sinclair, Andrew/Thomas, Dylan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Dent: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005116

Condition: Near Fine


This is a very nice copy of the first edition of this most interesting work. Published by Dent in 1967 this volume is in very near fine condition with an almost unnoticable, very slight indentation to the top right of the front board. Otherwise the boards are absolutely clean and the silver lettering on the spine is bright and sharp. The dustjacket is in very good condition and shows moderate wear to the top of the front panel. There is also very slight chipping to the extreme top and bottom of the spine panel. The jacket is not price-clipped. There is a small closed tear to the bottom of the ... View more info

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Poetica Erotica

By: Smith, T.R.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, Horace Liveright: 1931

Edition: First Edition Later Printing

Seller ID: 005763

Condition: Very Good


This is a 1931 Limited edition of Poetica Erotica. This title was originally published in more than one volume. Then, in 1927 the first complete edition in one volume was published. The 1931 edition is a reprint of that first edition. There were 3000 copies that were numbered and this book is number 247 of 3000. It is an old but solid book. The boards are very clean and there is no writing in the book. It contains 770 pages. There is no dustjacket but I do not know if it was issued with one. As far as I know it was not. The title, which is written in gilt on the front board, is still bright an... View more info

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Adventures of Peregrine Pickle - 2 Vols.

By: Smollett, Tobias

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, James Cochrane and Co: 1831

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 004814

Condition: Near Fine


Tobias Smollett was baptised on March 19th 1721. He was one of the great English satirists and writers. He apprenticed as a surgeon and throughout his life he combined the roles of medical man and author. He is best known for his picaresque novels and led a fascinating life. This very attractive two volume set is titled 'The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, in which is included Memoirs of a Lady of Quality'. The illustrations are by the great George Cruikshank who illustrated so many of the Charles Dickens novels. The books are bound in fine half-leather over marbled boards, The endpapers are m... View more info

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Poetical Works of Edmund Spenser - 5 Volumes

By: Spenser, Edmund

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, Bell and Daldy:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004871

Condition: Near Fine


Edmund Spenser was an English poet best known for his "The Faerie Queen" a long allegorical poem published in 1609. His first important publication was "The Shepheardes Calender" Published in 1579. Both of these works remain of great interest and retain their lofty postition in literature. This offering is a fove volume set of his complete poetical works. The set is in near-fine condition with minor shelfwear to the tops and bottoms of the spine..There is no foxing in the set and the text is clean and fine. The bindings are in finely decorated book cloth on both the front and b... View more info

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Beach of Falesa, The

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Limited editions club: 1956

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 003970

Condition: Near Fine


The 1956 First Thus publication of this Stevenson classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 631. Printed at the Ward Ritchie Press in Los Angeles. This beautiful edition was designed by Ward Ritchie and it contains fine Illustrations by him. The illustrator has signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a Gorgeous pictorial cloth. The volume is in near fine condition with a few very small spots to the front board. It's matching slipcase, which is made of rice paper shows some roughing to the material and some soiling. I would rate the slip... View more info

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New Arabian Nights - LEC

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Avon, Connecticut, Limited editions club: 1976

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 003969

Condition: Fine


The 1976 publication of this Stevenson classic. Two thousand copies were printed of which this is copy number 631. Printed at the Garamond Press in Baltimore, Maryland. This beautiful edition was designed by Eugene M. Ettenberg and it contains fine Illustrations by Clarke Hutton who has signed the book on the limitation page. The volume is in very fine condition and it's matching slipcase is near fine with only a few very small spots to the bottom of the spine. They really do not detract and the book makes a lovely presentation. Within the case the book is protected by a clear dustjacket the w... View more info

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Akbar's Dream

By: Tennyson, Alfred Lord

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001734

Condition: Very Good


This is a very nice copy of a First edition of Tennyson. Tennyson made major contributions to the world of poetry and is a highly collected poet. This is the First American edition published in 1892 by MacMillan and Co. The binding is green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine panel. The text block is perfectly clean and there is a bit of toning from age. The binding is a little loose but holding and it could be tightened up quite easily. There is a crease to the front endpaper at the very bottom but there is no paper missing. The book is protected by a mylar wrapper. The book contains twent... View more info

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Tiresias and Other Poems

By: Tennyson, Alfred Lord

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005428

Condition: Very Good+


This is a lovely First edition of Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'Tiresias and Other Poems'. The volume is in very good+ condition. The boards are clean and fine and the gilt lettering on the spine is bright. There are 26 poems in this book including 'Tiresias'. There is very slight shelfwear to the top and bottom of the spine. No material is missing, just a tiny bit of curling from sitting on a shelf. There is a closed tear at the top of the ffep of about a half inch and there is offsetting on the ffep as well. There is also offsetting on the rear endpaper and just an outline of whatever was laying i... View more info

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Rose and the Ring, The - LEC

By: Thackeray, William M.

Price: $99.00

Publisher: New York, Limited editions club: 1942

Edition: First Edition Limited

Seller ID: 002880

Condition: Near Fine


The 1942 First Thus publication of this Thackeray classic was published as a Christmas volume. A limited number of copies were printed of which this is copy number 1040. Printed at the Press of A. Colish in Mount Vernon, N.Y. This beautiful edition was designed by George Macy, the godfather of the Limited Edition Club and it contains fine Illustrations that were redrawn by Fritz Kredel from the original first edition. The full page plates in the volume were colored by hand under the supervision of the artist.The book is bound in fine decorative cloth. The volume is in very good+ condition with... View more info

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Signed Thackeray letter (ALS) with Notes for Speech at Dinner October 11, 1855 by W.M. Thackeray on Eve of His Departure to America

By: Thackeray, William M.

Price: $1,995.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, Private: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002885

Condition: Very Good


Just Reduced! This is an extraordinarily rare offering. The book itself was rare at the moment that it was printed in 1896. There were only forty copies privately printed. The book is in its original boards which show general aging. The front pastedown of the book has two plates attached. One for the Zamorano Club in Los Angeles California and one ownership plate for a William F. Gable. This book also contains a letter to actor William Macready who was a friend of Thackerays. The occasion of Mr. Thackeray heading for America germinated this literary gathering and dinner. Charles Dickens was th... View more info

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Pendennis

By: Thackeray, William M.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1850

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001614

Condition: Near Fine


From the author of the Great Classic Vanity Fair here is a beautifully bound copy of the First American edition of another Thackeray Masterpiece. Published by Harper and Brothers in 1850 in two volumes, this book contains both volumes bound as one. The binding is rich red leather over beautifully marbled boards. The endpapers match the covers. The spine of the book has raised hubs and is printed in bright gilt lettering. The text is very clean with very minimal foxing. The binding is tight and this volume makes a Great presentation. It is illustrated throughout by Thackeray himself who was als... View more info

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Sultan Stork

By: Thackeray, William M.

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London, George Redway: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001606

Condition: Near Fine


From the author of Vanity Fair, Sultan Stork is a wonderful Thackeray collection of twenty three stories, poems, articles, and reviews that had originally been published in magazine form by Ainsworth's Magazine in 1842. This is the 1867 First edition in book form and the volume also contains a bibliographical list arranged in chronological order of the published writings in prose and verse and the sketches and drawings of Thackeray from 1829-1886. The book is fully indexed and it is in beautiful condition. It is bound in half-leather with brown leather over blue marbled boards. The endpapers a... View more info

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Newcomes, The - 2 volumes - LEC

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, Limited editions club: 1954

Edition: 1st Thus

Inscription: . Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 002407

Condition: Very Good+


Beautiful two volume set with some minor wear to slipcase. First edition for these illustrations. Signed by Edward Ardizzone, the illustrator. Volumes have attractive pictorial cloth boards. Very Nice. The 1954 First Thus publication of this Thackeray classic. Only Fifteen hundred copies were printed of which this is copy number 1274. Printed at the University Press in Cambridge, England. Fine Illustrations. The illustrator has signed the book on the limitation page. The book is bound in a Gorgeous pictorial cloth. The volumes are in Very Good+ condition and would be fine but there appears to ... View more info

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English Humourists of the 18th Century

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, Smith Elder and Co.: 1853

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002192

Condition: Very Good+


After the Publication of 'Pendennis' in December of 1850, Thackeray announced (going against the stated opinions of several friends), that he would try his hand at lecturing. Thackeray himself was somewhat embarrassed by this method of making money and would probably have not done so if he had not been concerned with leaving his daughters well-provided (He had just been through a serious illness). Nevertheless, this decision led to a series of brilliant essays on The English Humourists of the Eighteenth century, The writers of this period had always been Thackeray's favorite reading. Thackeray... View more info