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The Criminal Recorder, or An Awful Beacon to the rising generations of both sexes

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Used - Bound in quarter calf. Very Good
Edition
Originally published 1810
Published
1824
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With 6 copperplates. vi, 280pp. 12mo
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Philadelphia: Robert Desilver, 1824. Originally published 1810. With 6 copperplates. vi, 280pp. 12mo. Bound in quarter calf. Very Good. Originally published 1810. With 6 copperplates. vi, 280pp. 12mo. AI 15894
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An Armada of Thirty Whales. With a Foreward by W.H. Auden

by Hoffman, Daniel G.

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Used - Yellow boards. Fine in yellow chipped dj
Edition
First Edition of this The Yale Series of Younger Poets
Published
1954
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8vo
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New Haven: Yale, 1954. First Edition of this The Yale Series of Younger Poets. 8vo. Yellow boards. Fine in yellow chipped dj. First Edition of this The Yale Series of Younger Poets. 8vo. FIRST BOOK INSCRIBED TO HIS MOTHER. With ANS with article about Hoffman adressed to his mother Inscribed on ffep: "For Mother with love Danny… Read more about this item
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Poetry and Drama

Poetry and Drama

by Eliot, T.S.

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Used - Cloth in blue unclipped dj
Edition
First edition. Review Copy with slip laid in
Published
1951
Binding
[iv], 44 pp. 1 vols. 12mo
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Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University, 1951. First edition. Review Copy with slip laid in. [iv], 44 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Cloth in blue unclipped dj. First edition. Review Copy with slip laid in. [iv], 44 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. ADVANCE COPY. Gallup A57
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Sweeney Agonistes. Fragments of an Aristophanic Melodrama

Sweeney Agonistes. Fragments of an Aristophanic Melodrama

by Eliot, T.S.

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Used - Blue boards lettered in red down the spine (first binding). Fine in fine yellow dust jacket printed in dark blue
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First edition
Published
1932
Binding
31 pp. 1 vols. 12mo
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London: Faber and Faber, 1932. First edition. 31 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Blue boards lettered in red down the spine (first binding). Fine in fine yellow dust jacket printed in dark blue. First edition. 31 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Sharp Copy in Dust Jacket. Gallup A23
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Collected Poems 1909-1962 [Advance proof]
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Collected Poems 1909-1962 [Advance proof]

by Eliot, T.S.

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Used - Biscuit wrappers titled in black. Fine
Edition
Advance uncorrected proof, first edition
Published
1963
Binding
235 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
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London: Faber and Faber, 1963. Advance uncorrected proof, first edition. 235 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Biscuit wrappers titled in black. Fine. Advance uncorrected proof, first edition. 235 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Gallup A74
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The Moons of Jupiter. Stories
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The Moons of Jupiter. Stories

by Munro, Alice

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Used - Cloth and boards. Fine in fine unclipped
Edition
Second Printing
Published
1983
Binding
233, [3]pp. 1 vols. 8vo
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. Second Printing. 233, [3]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Cloth and boards. Fine in fine unclipped. Second Printing. 233, [3]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. SIGNED. Signed by the author on the half-title.
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Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. From the Text of Thomas Newton D.D. [WITH] Paradise Regain'd. A Poem, In Four Books. To which is added Samson Agonistes: and Poems Upon Several Occasions. The Author John Milton. From the Text of Thomas Newton, D.D.

Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. From the Text of Thomas Newton D.D. [WITH] Paradise Regain'd. A Poem, In Four Books. To which is added Samson Agonistes: and Poems Upon Several Occasions. The Author John Milton. From the Text of Thomas Newton, D.D.

by Milton, John

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Used - Contemporary speckled calf with gilt spine, raised bands, spine titles. Some rubbing to hinges, some foxing, but very nice
Edition
Second Baskerville quarto edition, title page of Paradise Regain
Published
1759
Binding
[8], lxix: title, half-title, In Paradisum Amissam by Samuel Barrow, and On Paradise Lost by Andrew Marvel, Life of Milton], 416
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Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville for J. and R. Tonson in London, 1759. Second Baskerville quarto edition, title page of Paradise Regain'd in first, canceled, state, with "PSON" erased and "SON" overprinted. [8], lxix: title, half-title, In Paradisum Amissam by Samuel Barrow, and On Paradise Lost by Andrew Marvel, Life of Milton], 416 pp.; 390, [2] pp., half-titles for… Read more about this item
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Granite & Rainbow

by Woolf, Virginia

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Used - Blue cloth. Fine in dust jacket by Vanessa Bell, unclipped, with tape repair at head of spine
Edition
First edition
Published
1958
Binding
240 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
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London: Hogarth Press, 1958. First edition. 240 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth. Fine in dust jacket by Vanessa Bell, unclipped, with tape repair at head of spine. First edition. 240 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Kirkpatrick and Clarke A34a
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American Notes [AND] The Bottle Imp

American Notes [AND] The Bottle Imp

by Kipling, Rudyard [AND] Robert Louis Stevenson

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Used - In printed wrappers. Some wear to front wrapper, loss to foot of spine, some spots of loss to title page, where pieces have stuc
Edition
First edition, first issue wrappers, with Nassau Street address.
Published
1891
Binding
160 pp
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New York: M.J. Ivers & Co, 1891. First edition, first issue wrappers, with Nassau Street address. Ads for Cushings Manual on verso of front page, rear wrapper with ad for Walter Baker & Co's Breakfast Cocoa on recto, and Standard Recitations by Best Authors No. 4 on verso, (a variant of this verso not mentioned in Richards). 160 pp.… Read more about this item
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La Momie sanglante
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La Momie sanglante

by Marinetti, F[ilippo] T[ommaso]

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Used - Printed wrappers. Crack along front hinge, with about 1 cm of loss to bottom of spine; toning, closed tear to half-title. Inscri
Edition
First edition
Published
1903
Binding
39, [1] pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo
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Milan: Edition du Journal "Verde e Azzurro, 1903. First edition. 39, [1] pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. Printed wrappers. Crack along front hinge, with about 1 cm of loss to bottom of spine; toning, closed tear to half-title. Inscribed by the author. First edition. 39, [1] pp. 1 vols. Square 8vo. A Great Cosmopolitan Decadent Inscription: Marinetti to… Read more about this item
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Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.
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Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.

by [Burton, Richard Francis]

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Used - Dark brown cloth, spine gilt, board with double rule border in blind. Fine fresh copy
Edition
First edition
Published
1863
Binding
With folding map in vol. I, frontispiece illustration in vol. II. [x], 303; [vi], 295 pp. 2 vols. 8vo
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London: Tinsley Brothers, 1863. First edition. With folding map in vol. I, frontispiece illustration in vol. II. [x], 303; [vi], 295 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Dark brown cloth, spine gilt, board with double rule border in blind. Fine fresh copy. First edition. With folding map in vol. I, frontispiece illustration in vol. II. [x], 303; [vi], 295 pp.… Read more about this item
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Collected Poems 1909-1935
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Collected Poems 1909-1935

by Eliot, T.S.

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Used - Blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Minor soiling, very good to near fine, in very good dust jacket (spine and edges a bit ton
Edition
First edition
Published
1936
Binding
1 vols. 8vo
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London: Faber & Faber, 1936. First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Minor soiling, very good to near fine, in very good dust jacket (spine and edges a bit toned, three small old cello tape repairs). First edition. 1 vols. 8vo. Inscribed. Inscribed on the title page:"Inscribed for Helen Gertrude Seaverns by T.… Read more about this item
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A Christmas Carol
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A Christmas Carol

by Dickens, Charles

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Used - Original brownish-red cloth, a.e.g. Spine slightly cocked, bubbling to front cover and stains to rear cover, some rubbing to hea
Edition
First edition, first issue, with green endpapers, wreath on uppe
Published
1843
Binding
Hand-coloured etched frontispiece and 3 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after Leech, wood-engravings within the text by W. J
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London: Chapman & Hall, 1843. First edition, first issue, with green endpapers, wreath on upper cover 15mm at its closest point from left blind-stamped border, the 'D' in Dickens perfect. Hand-coloured etched frontispiece and 3 hand-coloured steel-engraved plates after Leech, wood-engravings within the text by W. J. Linton after Leech; title page printed in blue and red, 2 pp.… Read more about this item
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History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortés
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History of the Conquest of Mexico, with a preliminary view of the Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortés

by Prescott, William H.

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Used - Publisher's brown cloth, blocked in blind, spotting and staining, spines faded, repair at head of vol. 1, other wear. Toning, fo
Edition
First American edition, second printings of each volume
Published
1843
Binding
Frontispiece portraits, signature plate, maps. 3 vols. 8vo
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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1843. First American edition, second printings of each volume. Frontispiece portraits, signature plate, maps. 3 vols. 8vo. Publisher's brown cloth, blocked in blind, spotting and staining, spines faded, repair at head of vol. 1, other wear. Toning, foxing to the endpapers. First American edition, second printings of each volume. Frontispiece portraits, signature plate,… Read more about this item
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Music for Chameleons. New Writings
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Music for Chameleons. New Writings

by Capote, Truman

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Used - Brick cloth. In publisher's slipcase. Fine
Edition
First edition, one of 50 specially inscribed copies for friends
Published
1980
Binding
Xix, 262 pp. 1 vols. 8vo
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New York: Random House, 1980. First edition, one of 50 specially inscribed copies for friends of the author; the standard signed, limited edition was 350. xix, 262 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Brick cloth. In publisher's slipcase. Fine. First edition, one of 50 specially inscribed copies for friends of the author; the standard signed, limited edition was 350. xix,… Read more about this item
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The Life of Samuel Johnson
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

by (Lovecraft, Howard Phillips) Boswell, James

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Used - Grey cloth, spine gilt. Near fine
Edition
Everyman's Library, fifth printing of vol. I; fourth printing of
Published
1910
Binding
Xx, 638; [viii], 628 pp. 2 vols. 12mo
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London; New York: Dent; Dutton, 1910. Everyman's Library, fifth printing of vol. I; fourth printing of vol. II (first Everyman ed. was 1906). xx, 638; [viii], 628 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Grey cloth, spine gilt. Near fine. Everyman's Library, fifth printing of vol. I; fourth printing of vol. II (first Everyman ed. was 1906). xx, 638; [viii], 628… Read more about this item
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Catch-22. A Novel
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Catch-22. A Novel

by Heller, Joseph

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Used - Publisher's blue cloth. Somewhat sunned, with spotting along bottom edge; dust jacket with some closed tears, but very good
Edition
First edition in a first issue dust jacket
Published
1961
Binding
443 pp. 8vo
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1961. First edition in a first issue dust jacket. 443 pp. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth. Somewhat sunned, with spotting along bottom edge; dust jacket with some closed tears, but very good. First edition in a first issue dust jacket. 443 pp. 8vo. Burgess 99, p. 79
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A Confederacy of Dunces
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A Confederacy of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy

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Used - Publisher's cloth. Fine in publisher's cloth and unclipped dust jacket
Edition
First Edition, one of only 2500 copies printed, in first-state d
Published
1980
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8vo
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Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. First Edition, one of only 2500 copies printed, in first-state dustwrapper without the Chicago Sun-Times blurb. 8vo. Publisher's cloth. Fine in publisher's cloth and unclipped dust jacket. First Edition, one of only 2500 copies printed, in first-state dustwrapper without the Chicago Sun-Times blurb. 8vo. Signed by Walker Percy. First edition of… Read more about this item
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The Poetical Works of Geoffrey Chaucer...Edited by Arthur Gilman

by Chaucer, Geoffrey

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Used - Thrre quarters tan polished calf, giltb spine, marbled boards. VG
Published
nd
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3 vols. 8vo
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Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, The Ib=verside Press, nd. 3 vols. 8vo. Thrre quarters tan polished calf, giltb spine, marbled boards. VG. 3 vols. 8vo.
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[The Shadow over Innsmouth]. Original Leaf from the Typescript Setting Copy
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[The Shadow over Innsmouth]. Original Leaf from the Typescript Setting Copy

by Lovecraft, H.P.

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Used - Some toning as usual, right hand margin with some wear. In conservation folder, stiff paper with printed label
Edition
Published in book form November 1936. This item docketed no. 24
Published
1932
Binding
Carbon typescript, 1 p., numbered 24 at head, 30 lines, approx. 300 words. 1 vols. 4to
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[N.p., Providence, 1932. Published in book form November 1936. This item docketed no. 24 of 43 examples in printed note on added title page. Carbon typescript, 1 p., numbered 24 at head, 30 lines, approx. 300 words. 1 vols. 4to. Some toning as usual, right hand margin with some wear. In conservation folder, stiff paper with printed label. … Read more about this item
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