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Of Aucassin and Nicolette

by 0. HOUSMAN, Laurence

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Published
1924
Condition
Very Good
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£536.14

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London: Chatto & Windus, 1924. A Translation in Prose and Verse from the Old French, Together with Amabel and Amoris. With Engraved on the Wood by Clemence Housman. Full crushed morocco leather. Five raised bands with gold gilt printing to spine. Gold gilt top leaves, Limited to 160 copies signed by the artist and the translator.… Read more
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The Works of Charles Lamb

by Lamb, Charles

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Published
1818
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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£469.58

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C & J Ollier, 1818. This two volume set is housed in 3/4 Leather case with 5 raised bands and gold gilt printing. Then inside the case each book is separately contained in a three fold red slipcase. Brown boards have wear and pastedown title on spines are difficult to read. Interior pages have NO foxing. … Read more
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The Vicar of Wakefield

by Goldsmith, Oliver

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Published
1939
Condition
Fine
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£70.25

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New York: The Heritage Press, 1939. Beautiful salmon boards with black border decoration to upper boards and black block with gold printing to spine. Stated: The special contents of this edition are copyright 1939 by the Heritage Press for the George Macy Companies, Inc. Many b/w and color illustrations by Austen. LAID IN: The Monthly Magazine of… Read more
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Visual Communications/ Researching Online/ Dialogues, An Argument Rhetoric and Reader (3 BOOKS)

by Hilligoss/Munger & Campbell/Goshgarian, Krueger, Mine

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Condition
New
ISBN
9780201729856
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£28.84

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Longman STILL IN PUBLISHER"S SHRINK WRAP BRAND NEW. Three books. Dialogues is Third Edition., Researching Online is Fourth Edition and Visual commuication, a Writer's Guide does not say on the outside what edition it is and I don't want to open it up from the publisher's shrink wrap.. Soft Cover. New/No Jacket.
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LONDON YANKEES, Portraits of American Writers & Artists in England

by Weintraub, Stanley

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Published
1979
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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£17.75

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New York & London: Harcourt, Brace & Jovanovich, 1979. Butter yellow boards over brown spine with gilt printing to spine. Owner's Inscription. Gold endpapers. STATED FIRST EDITION. 2nd Printing with alphabet sequence beginning with letter B. 408 pages including index. Always happy to send detailed photographs upon your request. . First Edition. Hard Cover.… Read more
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Three Plays: Our Town; The Skin of Our Teeth; The Matchmaker

by Wilder, Thorton

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Published
1957
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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£64.34

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957. Stated: H-G on copyright page. Beautiful Cream blindstamped boards with TW and design with black spine and gold gilt printing to spine with design. In flawless condition. Owner'signature. DJ is blue and white with a few tiny tears. Full page of information on Thorton Wilder on back of D.J. Three… Read more
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The Old Woman, The Wife, and The Archer

by Keene, Donald

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Published
1961
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
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£19.97

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Viking, 1961. White boards with designs in black and printing to spine in black. Donald Keene has taken three Japanese short novels and translated them describing the meaning they can have for us. Each of these novels were a best-seller in Japan. Purple Dust Jacket with the price of $3.95 on inside flap. The D.J. has a… Read more
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A Farm In Fairyland

by Housman, Laurence

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Published
1894
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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£366.05

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New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1894. Elaborately decorated boards with embossed blue women and trees, with gold gilt on upper board and spine printing. Gilt upper leaves. Beautifully illustrated engraved title page and frontis with decorative border. Twelve black and white plates. 160 pages. Gilt still very bright and clear on upper board and… Read more
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London: Printed for the Percy Society, 1841. Beautiful full leather bordered in gold gilt design front and back boards, and five raised band to spine. All side leaves Marbled. Marbled endpapersTHREE books in one. The first Book, "Specimens of Lyric Poetry" edited from Ms. Harl, 2253 in the British Museum, has a date of MDCCCXLII (1942) and… Read more
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Under the Greenwood Tree a Rural Painting of the Dutch School (Very Early Printing 1876)

by Hardy, Thomas

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Published
1873
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
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£728.41

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New York: Henry Holt & Company, 1873. LEISURE HOUR SERIES. ORIGINAL BINDING. This is the "linen-duster" cover in which Messrs. Henry Holt & Co. bound their Leisure Hour series. The cloth is light drab linen, cool and inviting as a hammock, and is stamped in black, the title enclosed in a single border line, with a cobweb and a… Read more
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The Idiot At Home

by Bangs, John Kendrick

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Published
1900
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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£48.07

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1900. FIRST STATE with incorrect chapter numbers. Brown boards with white printing and decorations to front and spine. Very light wear to boards. B/W frontpiece with tissue guard. 57 illustrations. Uncut foredge and bottom gold gilt top edge. 314 pages plus ads. NO FOXING, TIGHT. Bookplate.. First Edition. Hard… Read more
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In Ole Virginia or Marsh Chan and Other Stories

by Page, Thomas Nelson

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Published
1887
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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£65.82

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887. Green boards elaborately decorated with yellow and red design. Author's first book,with 230 pages plus 12 pages of ads. Mild rubbing to extremities. Tight, No foxing. This is the author's First Book reflecting the glamorous life of the old antebellum regime and the tumults of the Civil War.… Read more
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Afterwards and Other Stories

by MaClaren, Ian

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Published
1898
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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£25.88

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New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1898. Beautiful green boards with blue stripes and title in block with gold gilt printing title. Owner's inscription. Clean pages, tight. Wonderful copy of this book 377 pages. No foxing, bright gilt.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Chelkash and Other Stories

by Gorky, Maxim

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Published
1923
Condition
Fine
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£15.53

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New York: Alfred Knopf, 1923. Beautiful Blue boards with blindstamped decoration to upper board and blue greyhound dog in circle of green. Color illustrated endpapers. Pocket Book Edition. 261 pages. Tight. No writing, signatures or markings. slight edgewear.. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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The Way of All Flesh

by Butler, Samuel

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Condition
Very Good
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£11.09

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New York: The Modern Library No date. Small Flexible dark green leatherette. Gilt title to spine. Gilt Modern Library emblem on front cover. 410 pages. Illustrated enpapers. NO foxing, no writing, no inscriptions.. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
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Gentle Julia

by Tarkington, Booth

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Published
1922
Edition
First Edition
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£25.88

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New York: Doubleday, 1922. Rust color boards with black silouette of woman and title. STATED FIRST EDITION. Foxing on front papers. Hinges starting. Boards VERY GOOD CONDITION Clean. 375 pages. Beautiful color frontpiece. 1922. First Edition. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Ideals and realities in Russian Literature

by Prince Kropotkin

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Published
1915
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Thus
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£28.10

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New York: Alfred Knopf, 1915. Black book with gold printing. Just a bid faded. The 1905 copyright was by McClure, Phillips & Co. This book Copyright, 1915, by Alfred A. Knopf. . First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.
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Lives of The Poets, A Novella and Six Stories

by Doctorow, E.L

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Published
1983
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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£6.66

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New York: Random House, 1983. Second Printing. Purple boards with Gold gilt signature of author to front and gold gilt printing to spine. Perfect condition inside and out. NO signatures or writing. Dustjacket has original price tag on flap of $14.95. 145 pages. 1983. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Gargantua & Pantagruel The Five Books

by Rebelais, Francois

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Published
1942
Condition
Fine
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£48.07

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New York: The Heritage Press, 1942. Translated into English by Jaques Le Clercq. Oatmeal cloth MINT except for a little soiling to the spine cloth. Ilustrated endpapers in blue and white. Red leaves to top edge. LARGE THICK. Wonderful Gift inscription Illustrated endpapers. Dark Blue Box SLIPCASE with just a touch of bumbing at corners. .… Read more
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Boston: Little , Brown and Co. Red boards with black printing on spine. PERFECT BOARDS. Inside pages clean and white Dust jacket has Edgwear tiny chips, tear) and water spot on spine. A sentimental inscription on front endpaper. Book club edition.. Hard Cover. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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