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Our Village

by Mitford, Mary Russell

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1904
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New York: E.P. Dutton & Co, 1904. Octavo. 309pp., unopened. illustrated with 25 illustrations in color by C.E. Brock. Our Village(s) was originally issued in a series of five volumes at two-year intervals from 1824 to 1832 and became Mary Russell Mitford's most successful and celebrated achievement. Mitford was an only child and an invalid. Her father became a… Read more
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Cranford

by Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn

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1904
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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1904. Octavo. 255pp., illustrated with 25 color illustrations by C.E. Brock. The author was an English novelist, biographer and short story writer. Cranford was serialized in Household Words by Dickens. Besides known for her books Cranford and North and South, she also wrote the biography of her friend Charlotte Bronte along with several other works.… Read more
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Look Homeward Angel, a Story of the Buried Life

by Wolfe, Thomas

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Published
1947
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First Edition
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1947. First Edition. Large Octavo. First printing of the illustrated edfition, illustrated by Douglas W. Gorsline, bound by Bayntun for Krock's and Bretanos of Chicago in full blue morocco, rasied bands lettered and decorated in gilt with compartments, inner gilt denteels, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled some fading to spine and upper board.… Read more
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The Works of Henry Fielding

by Fielding, Henry

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Philadelphia; (1902): John D. Morris. Limited Edition. Octavo. In six volumes limited to 1000 copies. The present set is number 142. Joseph Andrews, or The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams, was the first published full-length novel and among the first novels in the English language. This was Fieldings… Read more
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The Cider House Rules

by Irving, John

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Limited Edition
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New York; (1985): William Morrow and Co. Limited Edition. Quarto. A special edition limited to 750 copies signed by the author on the limitation page. The present copy is number 257. 360pp., including author's notes. A fine bright copy bound in 1/2 beige cloth and 1/2 green cloth stamped with an apple in gilt, spine lettered and stamped in… Read more
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Zwickau; (1930): F. Ullman. Quarto. 27 unnumbered pages. A transcription with fascmile manuscripts of the correspondence between Dante and Henry VII. Dante's political concern was clearly for the unification of Italy though his overall view of government and monarchy has a much broader concern. Here is one of the more scarce items on his… Read more
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Works ("Definitive edition")

by Sabatini, Rafael

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Boston; 1924-1929: Houghton Mifflin Co. Octavo. In 23 unopened volumes. Rafael Sabatini was an Italian-English writer of romance and adventure novels. Several of his books were very popular and soon made into plays and film. This is the "Definitive edition" which OCLC records only one library which has the first 14 volumes. The present set incorporated more volumes after… Read more
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Presented By Willy Pogany)

by Fitzgerald, Edward (Omar Khayyamm and Willy pogany)

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New York; (1909): Thomas Y. Crowell and Co. Limited Edition. Small Quarto. Limited to 525 copies. The present copy is number 59 and signed by Willy Pogany the illustrator. Based on the first edition text of Edward Fitzgerald and illustrated with 24 full page color illustrations tipped-in, text in oriental style script printed in brown within ornamental borders, decorative… Read more
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The Fall of the House of Usher

by Poe, Edgar A.

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Published
1928
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Limited Edition
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Paris: Editions Narcisse, 1928. Limited Edition. Small Quarto. Limited to 300 copies, the present copy is number 111 on Holland van gelder zonen paper. 50pp. With an introduction by Arthur Symonds, illustrated by Alastair with five illustrations tipped-in onto a silver foil leaf with tissue guards present. While this cop was printed in Paris, the text… Read more
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St. Ronan's Well

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; 310, 325 and 323pp., This story is set in fictional spa-town of Saint Ronan's just a few years prior to its publication. The story revolves around the enmity of two half-brothers, Valentine Bulmer and Francis Tyrrel. From the library of Walsh with an armorial bookplate,… Read more
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Quentin Durward

by Scott, Sir Walter

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Published
1823
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First Edition
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Edinburgh: for Archibald Constable and Co, 1823. First Edition. Small Octavo. In three volumes. 273, 331 and 360pp. The story is set in 15th-century France. Quentin Durward saves the life of Louis XI, protects and falls in love with Countess Isabelle de Croye (a Burgundian heiress) and, helps defeat the king's brutal enemy, and wins Isabelle's hand in marriage.… Read more
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The Lost World

by Doyle, A. Conan

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New York; (1912): Hodder & Stoughton; George H. Doran Company. Octavo. 309 pages. Though more famous for his Sherlock Holmes, the Lost World shows he is also an important pioneer in Science Fiction. Here he is able to blur the boundary between science and science fiction. The character known here as Professor Challenger explores… Read more
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Letters on Several Subjects

by Fitzosborne, Thomas (pseud of William Melmoth) and Robert Dodsley

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Published
1748
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First Edition
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London: Printed for R. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, 1748. First Edition. Octavo. Nounted engraved frontispiece of Melmoth. [8] 192 pages, [6]pp. contents, (1)pp. errata. Title in red and black. Melmoth as well-known as a translator but this volume deals with his themes of retirement, friendship and rhetorical style. This became one of Dodsley's best-sellers. Bound… Read more
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The Turn of the Years, the Seasons' Course and As Old As the Century

by Pritchett, V.S.and Paul Theroux

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Limited Edition
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(Salisbury, Wiltshire, 1980): Michael Russell. Limited Edition. Small Octavo. Limited to 150 copies signed by Pritchett and Theroux. Illustrated with wood engravings. A fine bright copy bound in green cloth, pictorial illustration mounted to upper board, spine gilt, in the fine original glassine wrapper without chips opr tears. Very nice.
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Boston: Marshall Jones Company, 1925. First Edition. Octavo. 338 pages, index. One of the first American short stories, the Peter Rugg character deals with the supernatural as well as mystery. Besides the Peter Rugg, the Missing Man story, it also includes The Late Joseph Natterstrom; Martha Gardner, or Moral Reaction and The Man with the Clocks. … Read more
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Scholarship, Novelty, and Teaching (1TLS from Howard Mumford Jones to Neil Fitzgerald, June 6, 1974

by Jones, Howard Mumford; William Charvat

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Columbus, OH: (1968): Ohio State University Press for the Department of English. Limited Edition. Octavo. iv, 37 pages, the scarce hardcover limited edition with a typed letter signed by Howard Mumford Jones to Dr. Neil Fitzgerald of Brown University (Charles Brockden Brown scholar). Preceded by letter from Dr. Fitzgerald to Ohio State University Press (not here) with their reply… Read more
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Lincoln, NE and Fort Worth, TX: (1977-1986): Nebraska University and Texas Christian University. Octavo. ). In four volumes. Vol. I: The Correspondence; Vol. II: The Marke- Place; Vol. III The Damnation of Theron Ware or Illumination: Vol. IV; Gloria Mundi. Published between 1977 and 1986 in a joint project by Texas Christian University and the University of… Read more
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image of The Novels and Related Works of Charles Brockden Brown (4 volumes); Vol. I Wieland. Memoirs of Carwin, the Biloquest; V. 2 Ormond, or, The Secret Witness; V. 3: Arthur Mervyn; V. 4; Edgar Huntly, or Memoirs of a Sleep-walker

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Kent, OH; (1977-1984): Kent State University Press. Octavo. Bicentennial edition in four volumes. It was the early Gothic novels of Charles Brockden Brown that fascinated Mary Shelley. His influence was on James Fennimore Cooper and extended to the modern era. Volume I Wieland was issued in a small print run and is usually available only… Read more
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The Old Man and the Sea

by Hemingway, Ernest

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London; (1955): Jonathan Cape. First Edition. Octavo. First illustrated edition by this publisher with drawings by C.F,. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard. Originally commissioned as later natives, these two artists' different interpretations of the story were considered so excellent and so interesting in their varying styles that both have been included. Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea was awarded the… Read more
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D.H. Lawrence (Two Essays)

by Murray, John Middleton

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Published
1930
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Cambridge: The Minority Press, 1930. Small Octavo. 15 pages. The Minority Pamphlets were issued in the late 1920's and early 1930's on Lawrence, and other figures. The first essay is on his poetry, the second is on his doctrine or as Murray calls its (a review of Lady Chatterley's Lover)-he deals with Lady Chatterley's issue that sex is… Read more
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