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The Greater Inclination
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The Greater Inclination

By Edith Wharton

Boston: the Marymount press, 1899. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6� - 7�" tall. 2nd Printing 1 Copyright date 1899, first edition, second issue. 1899. D. B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston. Owner notes on front endsheets state 'First Edition, 2nd printing'. 254 pp. rough-cut with gilt top edge. Gilt lettering and design to front cover and spine. Edge wear to covers and top edge of spine torn. Measures 7.875 in. x 5.25

$390.00

Extra Christmas Numbers
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Extra Christmas Numbers

By Dickens, Charles

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1850. first combined Edition.. Full-Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9� - 12" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1850-58. In nine issues. 8vo. First two issues in 24 pp., following seven issues in 36 pp. Full crimson levant, stamped in gilt, front and rear hinge slightly worn and chipped; top edge gilt, other edges trimmed; gilt dentelles; blue endpapers; by Riviere & Son; text trimmed, scattered closed tears to edges, toned, some scattered light foxing; book-plate of J.F. Hinckley on first free leaf. Bound With: 1859-1862/London: Chapman & Hall, 1863-1867. In nine issues. Each issue 48 pp. First four issues (1859-62) without wrappers, as issued; final five issues (1863-67) bound with original blue printed wrappers. Text toned, some closed tears and chipping to edges, some scattered light foxing, ownership signature on front wrapper of 1864 issue. Eckel pp. 193-197. Complete 18 issue run of Extra Christmas Numbers of Household Words and All the Year Round.

$750.00

Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods/The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie 2 volumes
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Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods/The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie 2 volumes

By Wagner, Richard

London: William Heinemann, 1910. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9� - 12" tall. Arthur Rackham. 1st Printing 2 Copyright dates are 1910-1911, first editions. Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods/The Rhinegold & the Valkyrie. 2 volumes. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. William Heinemann/Doubleday Page, London/New York, 1910-11. 4to. Brown cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration. Condition Very good. Binding lightly worn. Spines sunned. Foxing throughout, but does not affect images.

$675.00

The Life of James McNeill Whistler
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The Life of James McNeill Whistler

By Elizabeth Robins Pennell and Joseph Pennell

London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1911. 5th or later Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7� - 9�" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1911, fifth edition first printing, by written by E.P. Pennell and J. Pennell Blue and dark blue leather and cloth over boards with gilt lettering and design on the spine, wear to the edges and along the groves (still attached) Gilt top page edges and deckled fore edges.. Complete with SIGNED corespondents of the Authors. James Abbott Whistler was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on July 11, 1834, the first child of Anna McNeill Whistler and George Washington Whistler, and the brother of Confederate surgeon Dr. William McNeill Whistler. His father was a railroad engineer, and Anna was his second wife. James lived the first three years of his life in a modest house at 243 Worthen Street in Lowell.[7] The house is now the Whistler House Museum of Art, a museum dedicated to him. By 1871, Whistler returned to portraits and soon produced his most famous painting, the nearly monochromatic full-length figure entitled Arrangement in Grey and Black No.1, but usually referred to as Whistler's Mother. A model failed to appear one day, according to a letter from his mother, so Whistler turned to his mother and suggested that he do her portrait. He had her stand at first, in his typically slow and experimental way, but that proved too tiring so the seated pose was adopted. It took dozens of sittings to complete. Pennell was born in Philadelphia, and first studied there, but like his friend James McNeill Whistler he then made his home in London, and taught at Slade School of Art. He won a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle (1900), and 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition. He taught also at the Art Students League of New York. Elizabeth Robins Pennell was an American writer who, for most of her adult life, made her home in London. A recent researcher summed her up as "an adventurous, accomplished, self-assured, well-known columnist, biographer, cookbook collector, and art critic";[1] in addition, she wrote travelogues, mainly of European cycling voyages, and memoirs, centered on her London salon. Her biographies included the first in almost a century of the proto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. (wikipedia)

$1500.00

The Valley of Decision; a novel
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The Valley of Decision; a novel

By Edith Wharton

San Francisco: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1902, first edition, second printing (Manhattan press). Two volumes. Red cloth over boards with guilt lettering on the spine's. Both volumes with guilt top page edges, for edge and bottom page edges are deckled. No tears, bent pages, nor any writing. No Dust Jacket. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are moderate with minor one bent tip. Volume 1 wear and some discoloration to the back board. Volume 2 some wear and scuff marks to the back board. Text remains bright and clean, binding is secure.

$500.00

The Adventures of Oliver Twist
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The Adventures of Oliver Twist

By Charles Dickens

London: BradbUry and Evans, 1846. 1st Edition. quarter Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. George Cruickshank. 2nd Printing 1 Copyright date 1846, rebound first edition, second printing with Charles Dickens inside of BOZ on the tittle page. Leather and marble paper over boards with guilt lettering and design on the spine, with five raised bands. Decorative inside covers front and back, written in pencil on the inside posts flyleaf illustrated by Cruickshank. Interior remains clean with light drowning to some pages illustrations remain bright and clean. No Dust Jacket. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine with wear to the spine edges. Text remains bright and clean, binding is secure.

$790.00

The Pirate
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The Pirate

By [Sir Walter Scott]

Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co, 1822. 1st Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6� - 7�" tall. 1st Printing 3 Copyright date is 1822, First edition, first state with "their" at end of line 20 on p. 17 of second volume. Three volumes. Octavo (7.25 x 4.625 inches; 183 x 118 mm.). [2], vii, [1, blank], 322; [2], 332; [2], 346 pages. Contemporary half calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spine tooled in gilt with five raised bands and dark red morocco spine label, lettered in gilt; all text block edges trimmed and sprinkled red. Fairly mild wear at joints and spine ends, resulting in a bit of loss to surface of calf; boards lightly rubbed; minor edge wear; corners tapped. Small amount of faint foxing to endpapers; tiny, short worm track at lower corner of front free endpaper of first volume. Top edges of text blocks darkened, a couple of small spots of soiling; a few scattered instances of spot-staining and thumb soiling at margins; ribbon placeholders frayed. Very good.

$1150.00

History of the English People: Four Volumes
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History of the English People: Four Volumes

By John Richard Green

London: Macmillan and Co, 1877. 1st Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7� - 9�" tall. 1st Printing 4 Copyright dates are 1877-1880, First volume with eight, third with four, and fourth with three maps. Contemporary three-quarter dark purple morocco over marbled paper-covered boards, spine decoratively lettered and stamped in gilt with five raised bands, boards ruled in gilt; all text block edges trimmed, top edge gilt; marbled endpapers. Marbled paper at boards exhibiting a trace of rubbing; piece of clear tape at front board starting to pull up surface of paper. Text blocks very slightly dulled with age; top edges a bit dusty; occasional soft bump or crease to page edges. Near fine.

$1200.00

Stories Revived
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Stories Revived

By Henry James

London: Macmillian and co., 1885. 2nd Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. first series 1 Copyright date is 1885, First series published combining all volumes. Three Quarter Leather over boards with green cover over boards with gilt lettering on a Green background, with five raised bands. No Dust Jacket. Text is bright and clean, no tears or bent pages nor any writing.

$425.00

The Antiquity of Man
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The Antiquity of Man

By Sir C. Lyell

LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1863. 1st Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1863, first edition first printing. Three quarter leather and marbled paper over boards with gilt lettering and design on the spine with five raised bands. Top, Fore edge and bottom edges are deckled. Illustrated through out with wood block and the text remains bright and clean with annotations along the margins. No Dust Jacket.

$700.00

Strange Interlude
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Strange Interlude

By Eugene O'Neill

USA: Boni & Liveright, 1928. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1928, first edition, first printing. third Pulitzer winning play. Green cover over boards with gilt and white lettering and design on the front and the spine. Blind stamped logo on the spine. Top page tinted, fore edge and bottom edges deckled. Decorated inside covers front and back. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe are minor with light fade to the lower right corners of the first few pages. Dust Jacket, No tears, bent flaps, nor is it price clipped. Very small chips to the toe and fore edges bottom only. Now in a clear cover.

$440.00

Our Mutual Friend
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Our Mutual Friend

By Charles Dickens

London: Chapman and Hall, 1865. 1st edition in book form. Three-Quarter Leather. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Marcus Stone. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1865, first edition in book form first printing. Three-quarter Brown leather and green cover over boards with guilt lettering on the spine. Top page edges gilt marbled inside boards front and back. The text and illustrations remain bright and clean with some light foxing in the first few pages. No Dust Jacket. The shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are very very minor, with five raised bands on the spine. Near fine book.

$1100.00

Little Dorrit
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Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens

London: Bradbury and Evans, 1857. 1st edition in book form. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. H. K. Browne. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1857, first edition in book form, first printing. Illustrated throughout by H. K. Browne. The three line errata on page xiv, "William" for "Frederick" on page 317 line 27, B2 instead of BB2 on pp. 371, lacking errata on page 467, and "Rigaud" for "Blandois" on pp. 469, 470, 472, and 473. No Dust Jacket. Green leather and marble paper over boards with guilt lettering and design on the spine with five raised bands. Gilt all page edges. Shelf wear to the edges and to the head and toe of the spine are minor.

$1240.00

David Copperfield
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David Copperfield

By Charles Dickens

London: Bradbury and Evans, 1850. 1st Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. H. K. Browne. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1850, first edition in book form, bound in three-quarter leather and marble covered boards with guilt lettering and design on the spine along with four raised bands. Gilt top page edges, Engraved frontispiece, title page vignette and 38 full-page illustrations by H.K. Browne. All first issue points present except 'screwed' is in place of 'screamed' on page 132. Text and illustrations remain in near fine condition.

$1450.00

The Sketch-Book Two Volumes
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The Sketch-Book Two Volumes

By Washington Irving

New York: Putnam's Sons, 1895. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Arthur Rackham. 1st Printing 2 G. P. Putnam 's, New York/London, 1895. Hardcover. Two Volumes. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Arthur Rackham (illustrator). 1st Edition. Copyright date is 1895, two volumes. The Van Tassel Edition. Complete in two volumes. Volume 1 has a one-color frontispiece by Arthur Rackham, with 17 additional plates by various artists and from photographs, and volume 2 has two one-color plates by Rackham and 12 additional plates. Gift inscription on volume 2, which also has a vinyl jacket with stamping on spine. Near fine, two volumes.

$395.00

Stuart Little
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Stuart Little

By E. B. White

New York: Harper and Brothers publishers, 1945. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Garth Williams. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1945, 1st edition; 1st printing. Codes 10-5 and I-U with first edition stated. 8vo. Tan cloth binding with image of Stuart on the cover. In original pictorial dust jacket, priced $2.00. Blue and white cloth with lettering and design on the front and on the spine. Decorative inside covers front and back. Illustrated throughout by Garth Williams. No tears, bent pages. Near fine interior. Dust Jacket, no bent flaps nor is it price clipped (2.00). Front panel remains bright, with a chip out of the top and bottom edge. spine is bright and clean with a very short tear to the toe. back panel has a small tear along the top edge. Dust jacket now in a clear cover. Text and illustrations remains bright and clean, binding is secure, a solid collectible children's book.

$645.00

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. \
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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. "

By VERNE, Jules

Chicago: Donnelley, Loyd & Co, 1876. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1876, one volume, 8vo. Half-title, frontispiece. Original publisher's blue decorated cloth, title gilt-stamped on upper cover and on spine (some wear to joints and spine ends, some minor rubbing). First edition of Verne's most famous tale; the first editions of each work appeared in 1872. No jacket Taves & Michaluk V006 and V011.

$590.00

The Butterflies of the West Coast of the United States
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The Butterflies of the West Coast of the United States

By Wright, William Greenwood

San Bernardo: W.G. Wright, 1906. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date is 1906, Second edition, first printing. Illustrated with 940 Figures in color-photography of Butterflies from the west coast, nearly all of which were captured by the Author, with accurate data by the Author. 32 colored plates, containing multiple images; tissue guards. (4to) 26x18 cm (10¼x7¼"), red buckram lettered in gilt. Second Edition. Some rubbing and sunning to spine; else very good.

$425.00

SCARCE Fairy Tales Up-To-Now
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SCARCE Fairy Tales Up-To-Now

By Irwin Wallace

San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, 1904. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1904, Scarce Edition, The Bandit, Again Breaks Loose and Sandbags Old Favorites. The Victims: Babes in the Wood, Cinderella, Jack The Giant-Killer, Sleeping Beauty, Little Red Riding Hood. 1904. Paul Elder and Company, San Francisco. 23 pp. Covers are newspaper print plates attached to cloth with pasted down title label. No two are alike. Evenly browned pages with some spotting. Marks on cover and owner notes on top of title page in pencil. Measures 8 in. x 4.625 in. x .25 in.

$105.00

The People of the Mist.
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The People of the Mist.

By H. Rider Haggard

London: Longman's and Company, 1894. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Arthur Layard Binding . Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Printing 1 Copyright date 1894, Presentation copy, first edition, first state, original blue-green cloth with beveled boards and titled in gilt. Inscription on half-title: "From the 'Author' in remembrance of a short meeting.?.Harmsworth" and followed by a quote from Tennyson. All first state points present (page vi mis-numbered ii and "auctioneers" mis-spelled "auctoineers" on page 1, line 21). 8vo. Frontispiece. Illustrated. Spine slight cocked, ex libris, some foxing; mostly at ends. No dust jacket

$4200.00

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