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Lord Jim

Lord Jim

by Conrad, Joseph

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. NF/NONE. 1980. Hardcover. Few faint smudges on the top edge gilt; otherwise a clean, tight copy; Green quarter leather bound with gold decorations on green cloth. Raised bands. Full edge gilt. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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$12.00
THE HOUSEKEEPER'S INSTRUCTOR. Or universal Family Cook. Being a full and clear display of the Art of Cookery in all its branches....To which is added,The Complete Art of Carving,Illustrated with engravings

THE HOUSEKEEPER'S INSTRUCTOR. Or universal Family Cook. Being a full and clear display of the Art of Cookery in all its branches....To which is added,The Complete Art of Carving,Illustrated with engravings

by HENDERSON. W. A.;

J.Stratford.London.,1807. FOURTEENTH EDITION, corrected, revised and considerably improved by Jacob Christopher Schnebbelie. 12 copper engravings, including two fold outs that are a bit rubbed and creased but complete. Pages generally clean and free from marks. Contemporary tree calf boards with new tan calf spine, raised bands, red title label, gilt. Overall a very good copy of this famous work.: food.
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£275.00
The Vicar of Wakefield. A tale

The Vicar of Wakefield. A tale

by Goldsmith, Dr. Oliver

Printed for John Sharpe. London. 1829. 12mo. Engraved half-title. Title dated 1828. 226pp. 4 engraved plates dated May 1, 1829. Contemporary full calf, spine in four compartments with raised bands, blind and gilt tooling, leather label with gilt lettering. Boards with blind tooling, gilt rondels and double gilt rules. Edges gilt tooled. Marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. Bookplate (handpainted Welsh Dragon) to fep. Plates lightly foxed, text crisp and bright, seemingly unread. A little light wear to... Read more
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£25.00
Italie Pittoresque. Tableau Historique et Descriptif de l’Italie, Due Piémont, de la Sardaigne, De Malte, De la Sicile et de la Corse.

Italie Pittoresque. Tableau Historique et Descriptif de l’Italie, Due Piémont, de la Sardaigne, De Malte, De la Sicile et de la Corse.

by Norvins, MM de; Nodier, Ch.; Dumas, Alex.; Didier; Walcknaer; Legouvé; Royer; Berlioz; De Beauvoir; Auger

Two volumes. Quarto. Chez Amable Costes. Paris. 1836/1837. Complete set with 135 copper engraved plates and two folding engraved maps. Premier Partie: viij, 56, 16, 48, 28, 48, 24pp. Engraved half title, title, section titles, folding map (slightly darkened to edge), 51 copper engraved plates (as listed in tables des matières et indication des figures); Deuxieme Partie: 136, 80, 64, 64pp. Title, section titles, 84 copper engraved plates (as listed in tables des matieres et indication des figures,... Read more
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£400.00
[SENECA] OPERA  [WORKS IN 4 VOLUMES]

[SENECA] OPERA [WORKS IN 4 VOLUMES]

by [Elzevir, Elzevier] Seneca

Np: Elzevirios, 1640; 1639; 1639; 1649. Early Elzevir printing. Hardcover. Very good+/No jacket issued. Volume 1, Philosophicae; Volume 2, Epistolae; Volume 3, Controversae; Volume 4, Notae. Np: Elzevirios, 1640; 1639; 1639; 1649. 4 vols. Early Elzevir printing. 552; 718; 442 + Index; 429 + Index + unpaginated Corrigenda pp. Text in Latin. Hardcover. 24mo. Full limp vellum with contrasting leather labels. Gilt lettering and ruling to spine and labels. Chips to all labels, fore edge of rear... Read more
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$1,200.00
ENGLISH FURNITURE AT A GLANCE

ENGLISH FURNITURE AT A GLANCE

by Charles H. Hayward

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1925. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. 6 x 9 in. Half black morocco with matbled paper. Gilt upper edge. Raised spine bands and gilt decoration. Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; mild shelf wear, leather strong, minor wear. Binding tight and text unmarked. Fine Bind. RGR.
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$25.00
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

by Thackeray, William Makepeace

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1979. Collector's Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full blue leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt borders and decoration in the remainder, intricate gilt decoration on covers, a.e.g., cream moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marked bound in, printed on acid free archival paper. Illustrated with color frontispiece and two hundred... Read more
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$90.00
THE INFLUENCE OF CERVANTES IN FRANCE IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

THE INFLUENCE OF CERVANTES IN FRANCE IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

by CROOKS, Esther J

Baltimore, Maryland: The John Hopkins Press, 1931. First Edition. Signed presentation from Crooks on a front blank page: "To Jennie, Lovingly yours, Esther.". Small quarto: dark-red quarter-morocco leather & marbled boards, spine stamped in gilt with five raised bands, marbled endpapers; 271 pages. The John Hopkins Studies In Romance Literatures And Languages. Extra Volume IV.. Very Good (bright with very minor wear or scuffing; contents clean & tight).
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$85.00
Frédéric le grand

Frédéric le grand

by Reddaway, W.F

Paris: Payot, 1932. First edition. Three quarter red morocco over marbled boards, spine decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Very small chip to head of spine else a near fine copy.. 293 pp. Illus. with b/w reproductions and maps. 8vo. J. Delcourt, trans.
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$45.00
BY THE CHRISTMAS FIRE

BY THE CHRISTMAS FIRE

by CROTHERS, Samuel McChord

Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1908. First Edition, second printing. 4to., red cloth stamped in gilt; 226 pages. Very Good (little wear covers with gilt still bright, little sunning spine & small stain to lower edge of spine & rear cover; contents clean & tight but small browned spot frontispiece & title page, small 1918 Christmas presentation on front endpaper).
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$35.00
JUNIUS: INCLUDING LETTERS BY THE SAME WRITER UNDER OTHER SIGNATURES. IN TWO VOLUMES

JUNIUS: INCLUDING LETTERS BY THE SAME WRITER UNDER OTHER SIGNATURES. IN TWO VOLUMES

by WADE, John

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1850. New & Enlarged Edition. Bohn's Standard Library. 12mos., tan quarter-calf leather & marbled boards, edges & endpapers; 480 & 458 pages. To Which Are Added His Confidential Correspondence With Mr. Wilkes, And His Private Letters To Mr. H.S. Woodfall. With New Evidence As To The Authorship, And Extracts From An Analysis By Sir Harris Nicolas.. Very Good (little rubbing covers &light staining near spine of Volume One; contents clean & tight but with... Read more
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$65.00
ROB ROY: A ROMANCE

ROB ROY: A ROMANCE

by SCOTT, Sir Walter

Chicago and New York: Rand, McNally & Company, 1910. Later Edition. A nice copy!. 8vo., decorative brown cloth; 526 pages. Illustrated. Very Good (covers nice; contents clean & tight).
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$25.00
THE DOUBLE DUEL: A POPULAR NOVEL

THE DOUBLE DUEL: A POPULAR NOVEL

by COBB JR., Sylvanus

NY: Ogilvie Publishing Company, 1900. 12mo., decorative tan cloth, stamped in black, silver stamping to spine title; 181 pages. Brighton Edition. Very Good (covers quite nice with little slant to spine; contents clean & tight). A very nice copy!
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$75.00
PRATIQUE PROGRESSIVE DE LA CONFESSION ET LA DIRECTION.  TWO VOLUMES

PRATIQUE PROGRESSIVE DE LA CONFESSION ET LA DIRECTION. TWO VOLUMES

by A.M.D.G

1905. A.M.D.G. PRATIQUE PROGRESSIVE DE LA CONFESSION ET DE LA DIRECTION. Two Volumes. Paris: Librairie Saint-Paul/ Lethielleux, [1905]. 12mo., black quarter-morocco leather & marbled boards; 304 pages & 400 pages. New Edition. The practice of Confession according to St. Ignace and St. Francois DeSale. Very Good (covers nice, contents clean & tight; few ex-library markings & pockets- one removed- on the rear pastedowns). Uncommon to find complete two-volume sets. $125.00.
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$125.00
The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling

by Fielding, Henry & Thomas Rowlandson

The Franklin Library. F/NONE. 1980. Hardcover. 1125142650 . Like New ; Leather spine, gilt edges and decorations, ribbon marker. ; 9.13 X 6.57 X 1.11 inches; 736 pages .
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$15.00
THE BAB BALLADS......MORE BAB BALLADS. Much sound and little sense

THE BAB BALLADS......MORE BAB BALLADS. Much sound and little sense

by GILBERT. W. S.;

John Camden Hotten & George Routledge and Sons. London.,1869 & 73. FIRST EDITIONS. Two volumes. The first volume was first published by Hotten, as here, before being transfered to Routledge. Both volumes illustrated throughout the text by the author. Finely bound in contemporary half black calf. Spines with raised bands,red title labels, gilt. Compartments decorated in gilt.Black pebble grain cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges dyed red. Small (1.5 inch) split to the top hinge of first volume... Read more
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£325.00
Crainquebille

Crainquebille

by France, Anatole

Heritage Press, 1949. Brown cloth spine, marbled burgundy paper boards, all edges stained burgundy. In burgundy slipcase. Quarto, with large type and monochrome illustrations By Bernard Lamotte. Introduction by Jacques LeClercq. Book near fine; slipcase very good with wear to edges, small dent to one side. 70 pp.. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Bernard Lamotte. Book.
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$30.00
LECTURES ON THE HISTORY OF THE EASTERN CHURCH. With an introduction on the study of Ecclesiastical history

LECTURES ON THE HISTORY OF THE EASTERN CHURCH. With an introduction on the study of Ecclesiastical history

by STANLEY. ARTHUR PENRHYN.;

John Murray. London.,1862. Second edition, revised.The preface notes that a few corrections or confirmations have been supplied by a visit to Constantinople and Mount Athos. 8vo. Fold out hand coloured map. A few pages have small pencil lines in the page margins, which could be easily rubbed out. Previous owners inscription, dated 1863, on half title. A very good copy in contemporary full tan calf binding. Boards with blind dot roll and double gilt ruled borders. Spine with five raised bands,decorated... Read more
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£100.00
Wolf Flow

Wolf Flow

by Jeter, K. W

Ultramarine Press, 1992. First. Hardbound. fine as issued. here offered is copy letter "C". of an edition of 50, this is one of 12 signed lettered copies finely bound in full leather by Denis Gouey. a handsome item.
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$325.00
THE MAN OF THE PEOPLE. By the Author of "The Prince-Duke and the Page".

THE MAN OF THE PEOPLE. By the Author of "The Prince-Duke and the Page".

by ROSENBERG. C. G

T. C. Newby, And T & W. Boone. London. 1843. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 8vo. (7.2 x 4.5 inches). 327; 288; 304pp. Library stamp of Cape of Good Hope Public Library on title pages and some brown marking to about 30 pages throughout the 3 volumes, otherwise a very good set bound, without half titles, in recent half tan calf. Spines with raised bands, red titles labels, gilt. The compartments lettered and ruled in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Not in Sadleir or Wolff.
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£350.00
NOTRE DAME OF PARIS. Translated from the French of Victor Hugo with a critical introduction by Andrew Lang

NOTRE DAME OF PARIS. Translated from the French of Victor Hugo with a critical introduction by Andrew Lang

by HUGO. VICTOR. ; FOURNIER. LOUIS EDOUARD. Illustrates

William Heniemann. London. 1904. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.8 inches). Illustrated with a mono portrait frontis of Hugo and four full page colour plates by Fourneir, each with a printed tissue guard. A fine, clean copy in beautiful mid twentieth century fine binding by Bayntun of Bath. Full red polished calf. Spine with five raised bands, each with gilt decoration. Compartments decorated in gilt. Brown and green labels, ruled and lettered in gilt. Double gilt ruled border on boards. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled... Read more
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£450.00
DICTIONARY OF PHRASE AND FABLE. Giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell. --- To which is added, A Concise Bibliography of English Literature

DICTIONARY OF PHRASE AND FABLE. Giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell. --- To which is added, A Concise Bibliography of English Literature

by BREWER. E. COBHAM. Rev.;

Cassell and Company, Limited. London.,1907. TWO VOLUMES. Reprint. 113th Thousand. Originally published in 1870 and revised by Brewer in 1896. A bright and clean set in fine early leather bindings by Bickers and Son of London. Half brown calf. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled, decorated and lettered in gilt. Tan cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Minor rubbing to the extremities but overall a near fine, attractively bound, set of this... Read more
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£375.00
SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle's wicked world of book collecting

SLIGHTLY FOXED - BUT STILL DESIRABLE. Ronald Searle's wicked world of book collecting

by SEARLE. RONALD

Souvenir Press. London. 1989. SIGNED, LIMITED FIRST EDITION. 4to. (12.1 x 8.8 inches). One of only 150 copies, numbered and signed by Searle. Fully illustrated throughout with sixty full page colour plates by Searle, each with a humorous book related title on the opposite leaf. Single page introduction by Searle at the front and 4pp humorous glossary of book collecting terms at the end of the book. Fine copy in the publishers original dark blue Morocco leather binding with gilt lettering to the spine.... Read more
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£600.00
Jack Sheppard, Extracted from “Bentley’s Miscellany” 1839.

Jack Sheppard, Extracted from “Bentley’s Miscellany” 1839.

by Ainsworth, William Harrison

Ainsworth, William Harrison, Jack Sheppard, Extracted from "Bentley's Miscellany" 1839. Re-paginated by hand: [2 blanks; frontispiece, title page "extracted from 'Bentley's Miscellany'"; B1 of Bentley's Miscellany corresponds to p. 1. (P. 29 on card stock. Blank on the verso.) P. 113 in Miscellany is I1 or p. 30, hand-numbered. 183 hand-numbered pages plus the verso of p. 183 for a total of 184 pages; 2 concluding blanks]. Page 88 (hand-numbered) is p. 463 from Miscellany and is cut and pasted down on... Read more
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$2,500.00