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A History of the English Speaking Peoples

by Churchill, Sir Winston S.

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London, (1956, 1956, 1957 and 1958): Cassell and Co. First Editions. Octavo. First printings. In four volumes: Vol. I: The Birth of Britain, 416pp.Vol. II: The New World, 344pp., Vol. III: The Age of Revolution, 332pp., and vol. IV: The Great Democracies, 322pp. Volume one tells the story of their island from pre-history to the Battle of Bosworth It… Read more
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James Bond Works

by Fleming, Ian

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Shelton, CT; (1981-1993): First Edition Library. Octavo. Complete set of 14 James Bond Novels (In Facsimile): Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Moonraker, Diamonds are Forever, From Russia with Love, Dr. No, Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only, Thunderball, The Spy Who loved Me, On Her Majesties Secret Service, You Only Live Twice, The Man with the Golden Gun, Octopussy… Read more
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The Book of the Sonnet (Edited By Leigh Hunt and Samuel Adams Lee)

by Hunt, Leigh, 1784-1859

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Published
1867
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New York: W.E. Benjamin, 1867. Benjamin, Walter Evarts. Octavo. 2 vol set, large paper edition, #65 of 100 copies, each with two etchings of Leigh Hunt by William Evarts Benjamin. The only other recorded large paper edition is at the Newberry Library. Williams Evarts Benjamin (1839-1940) who began as a partner with his brother Walter R. Benjamin,… Read more
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Kenilworth; a Romance

by [Scott, Sir Walter]

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Published
1821
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First Editions
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Edinburgh: for Archiblad Constable and Co, 1821. First Editions. Small Octavo. In three volumes. Each volume with two half-titles, 320, 339 and 348pp., only volume two has imprint on the verso of title, volume two has "ere" on p. 119 and p. 338 "having" . lacks ads and lacks one blank at rear of volume three. Spines… Read more
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London: For T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1815. Octavo. 2nd edition. In two volumes. 561 and 602pp. From the library of Philip Reade of Woodpark with his bookplate. A memoir of events Wraxall witnessed or information he received from respectable sources. In this edition he admits a few libel mistakes were made and he is either making corrections or… Read more
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Lamia, Isabella, the Eve of Saint Agnes & other Poems

by Keats, John

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Published
1928
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Limited Edition
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[Waltham Saint Lawrence in Berkshire]: Golden Cockerel, 1928. . 101 pages, illustrated by Robert Gibbings and Eric Gill. One of 500 copies. 101 pages, illustrated by Robert Gibbings and Eric Gill. Illustrated with wood engravings, all but two initial capitals by Robert Gibbings. The remaining two capitals--"Lamia" on the title page and "IT" on page 18--were engraved by Eric… Read more
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Not Wisely, But Too Well; the American Baron and Harry Heathcote of Gangoil, a Tale of Australian Bush-Life

by Broughton, Rhoda, James De Mille and Anthony Trollope (3 Titles Bound in One volume)

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New York, 1868, 1872 and 1874: Harper and Brothers. First American Editions. Octavo. . First editions in book form. Double column. Broughton: 176pp., De Mille: 132pp., illustrated. and Trollope 61pp. (2) frontispiece illustrations. Rhoda Broughton's work was notable for being slightly risqué. Anthony Trollope commented in his autobiography that "she has made her ladies do and say things… Read more
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He Knew He Was Right

by Trollope, Anthony

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Published
1869
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First Edition
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London: Strahan and Co, 1869. First Edition. Octavo. First edition in book form. In two volumes, 384pp, and 384pp., both half-titles present, illustrated with sixty-four illustrations by Marcus Stone. The story of a very jealous husband who abducts his son and flees to Italy only to find himself going completely mad. His wife Emily followed him and he was… Read more
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The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom

by Smollett, Tobias, 1721-1771

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Published
1753
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First Edition
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London: for W. Johnston, 1753. First Edition. 12mo. In two volumes, 262 and 315pp.. Smollett's third novel. The story of Count Fathom, who travels with his mother, an angel of mercy and camp follower. While putting wounded soldiers out of their misery she takes trinkets or money from their bodies. She is eventually shot. A generous German officer takes… Read more
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London: Printed By James Flesher, for Richard Royston at the Angel in Ivy-Lane, 1660. Folio. . Spine reads: Rule of Conscience. 2 volumes in one. Volume 1 [6] xi, 559 pages. Volume 2 558 pages [2] leaves of plates. Jeremy Taylor was a clergyman in the Church of England who was a chaplain to King Charles I as a… Read more
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

by Boswell, James

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Published
1901
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Limited Edition
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London: J.M. Dent and Col, 1901. Limited Edition. Large Octavo. Limited to only 350 copies, In three volumes, large paper edition. The present copy is number 156. Edited by Arnold Glover, with an introduction by Austin Dobson, illustrated with 100 illustrations by Herbert Railton with color portraits and black and white textual illustrations. Tissue guards present. A very handsome… Read more
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Puck of Pook's Hill

by Kipling, Rudyard

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Published
1906
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First Edition
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London: Macmillan and Co, 1906. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. Frontispiece, 306pp., (2)pp. ads. Illustrated with 11 engravings by H.R. Millar. includes 10 stories and 16 poems. Bound in red cloth centrally stamped in gilt with an elephant head spine lettering gilt, corners bumped, spine ends show a bit of wear, with a damp stain near spine. From… Read more
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Little Dorrit (Bound from Original Parts)

by Dickens, Charles

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Published
1857
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First Edition
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London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. First Edition. Octavo. First state with all issue points by Smith. 625pp. illustrated by H.K. Brown with 40 plates of which eight are the dark plates, three line errata, B2 instead of BB2, and more. Bound from the original parts (stab marks visible) in 3/4 red morocco over red cloth, raised bands… Read more
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Berkeley; (1970,71, 72, 74, 76 and 83(: University of California Press. Octavo. Complete in 11 volumes with extensive footnotes to historical references, and bibliography. Volume 11 is a complete index of the entire set. Laid in William Matthews travel letter to his friends and hope that the Pepys volume has since arrived, although the set… Read more
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Mr. Pickwick Pages from the Pickwick Papers

by Dickens, Charles and Frank Reynolds(illustrator)

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Np/nd [Edinburgh, Ca.1910]: Hodder & Stoughton. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 350 copies signed and numbered by the artist Frank Reynolds. The present copy is number 19. Illustrated in color with 25 tipped in plates. Bound in full vellum pictorially stamped in gilt and black, lettering gilt, spine lettering and top edge gilt, in original glassine wrapper… Read more
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The Works of Mr. Thomas Otway

by Otway, Thomas

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Published
1768
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London: For C. Bathurst, T. Waller, J. Rivington, Etc., 1768. 12mo. In three volumes. These three volumes cover his plays, letters and poems. The author was an English dramatist and poet, one of the forerunners of sentimental drama through his convincing presentation of human emotions in an age of heroic but artificial tragedies. His masterpiece, Venice Preserved, was one… Read more
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The Pursuits of Literature; a Satirical Poem in Four Dialogues, with Notes

by Mathias, Thomas James, 1754-1835

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Published
1798
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London: T. Becket, 1798. Octavo. 6th edition, [4] xxxi, 381 pages. Mathias was among one of the most important writers of literary satire in the period between Pope and Byron. The verse satire was enhanced by the much larger commentaries which provide a remarkable history of both major and lesser known writers. From his earlier editions of less than… Read more
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New York; (1892): Putnam's. Limited Edition. Octavo. ix, 267 pages, frontispiece (portrait). index. Large Paper Edition. No. 110 of 150 copies. The scholar, Ernest Dressel North, traced not only what he had written by how other major writers had quoted him. After confirming the quotes and anecdotes, he arranges the sections so they can be read either consecutively or… Read more
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London, [1873-1876]: Virtue & Company. Folio. These are the complete original parts issued over a four year period to subscribers. (A later issue was published in New York by Virtue and Yorston). All fifty-six parts are present with each complete with the plates as issued.. [Volumes 1-50 the Works, Vol. 1-6 as William Shakespeare: a biography. The collation is… Read more
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Redgauntlet, A Tale of the Eighthteenth Century

by Scott, Sir Walter

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Published
1824
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First Edition
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Edinburgh: for Archibald Constable and Co, 1824. First Edition. Small Octavo. In three volumes. 319, 328 and 331pp., Half-titles present. The story revolves around the return of Prince Charles Edward Stuart to England some years after 1745 in a final attempt to claim the crown. Some say this story relates to Scott's own life than any other Waverley… Read more
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