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The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Personal History of David Copperfield

by Dickens, Charles

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, 1979. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover, full light brown genuine leather binding, heavily decorated in gold with raised spine. All edges gilt, burnt orange silk moire end-papers and silk ribbon marker bound-in. 821 pages. Foreword by John T. Winterich. Illustrated with drawings by John Austen. First Easton Press edition thus. A title in the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series, Collector's... Read more about this item
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£39.79
The Poetical Works of William Cowper. With illustrations by Hugh Cameron

The Poetical Works of William Cowper. With illustrations by Hugh Cameron

by Cowper. William

Edinburgh.: William P. Nimmo, 1880. 5th or later Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. contemporary red half leather with marbled boards, spine heavily decorated in gilt with five raised bands, illustrated, 484 pages, prize bookplate to inside front cover for best Latin Scholar, extremities a little rubbed otherwise very good. We are a real bookshop with real books situated in and shipping from the United Kingdom.
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£25.00
The Story of Rosina and Other Verses

The Story of Rosina and Other Verses

by [THOMSON, Hugh] DOBSON, Austin

London: Kegan Paul, 1895. THOMSON, Hugh. A gorgeous collection of Dobson's poetry with Thomson's characteristic illustrated vignettes throughout. Housed in a magnificent rich gilt binding. DEDICATION TO * * * What would our modern maids to-day? I watch, and can't conjecture : A dubious tale?—an Ibsen play?— A pessimist Lecture?- I know not. But this, Child, I know : You like things sweet and seemly ; Old-fashioned flowers, odd shapes in Bow, "Auld Robin Gray" (extremely) ; You —with my... Read more about this item
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£65.88
LIFE AND WORKS OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND HER SISTERS. Theodore Roosevelt's Set Signed by Him in Two Volumes

LIFE AND WORKS OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE AND HER SISTERS. Theodore Roosevelt's Set Signed by Him in Two Volumes

by [ROOSEVELT, Theodore (Teddy ROOSEVELT)] BRONTE, Charlotte

London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1883. Hardcover. There are tears and some chipping to scattered pages, not very many, due to the cheap quality of the paper. Contents Very Good; bindings Fine. Complete in seven volumes. Recently rebound in half polished red calf with matching corners and marbled boards and endpapers, gilt-lettered and decorated spines with five raised bands, top edges gilt; illustrated with plates. The first and fourth volumes are SIGNED by the future president and dated 1885 on the... Read more about this item
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£12,689.06
The Sonnets of Michael Angelo Buonarroti

The Sonnets of Michael Angelo Buonarroti

by MICHELANGELO

Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1909. Translated by Renaissance scholar, John Addington Symonds, Michelangelo's sonnets possess their original vigour: IX THANKS FOR A GIFT Al zucchero, alla mula The sugar, candles, and the saddled mule, Together with your cask of malvoisie, So far exceed all my necessity That Michael and not I my debt must rule. In such a glassy calm the breezes fool My sinking sails, so that amid the sea My bark hath missed her way, and seems to be A wisp of straw whirled on a weltering... Read more about this item
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£52.70
The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman

by WAGNER, Richard

London: Corvinus Press, 1938. A beautifully produced edition in elegant vellum bindings with perfectly composed typography within generous margins, a testament to the high standards of the short-lived Corvinus Press. Numbered limited edition of 130 copies. Quarto, full stiff vellum binding with minimal gilt ruling, spine lettering and small motif on the back board, top edge gilt and others uncut; a fine copy.
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£184.45
The Life Of Andrew Jackson

The Life Of Andrew Jackson

by Remini, Robert V

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1997. Book. As New. Hardcover. First Edition Thus. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover, bound in genuine brown leather with real 22 kt gold decoration. 412 pages. All edges gilt, silk ribbon markers sewn-in, raised spine. Notes, Bibliography, Index. Illustrated with photographs, maps and floor-plans. Two-page broad-side, Collector's Notes from The Library of the Presidents, laid-in loose. First edition thus. This special Easton Press... Read more about this item
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£48.73
The Growth of Love

The Growth of Love

by [PRIVATE PRESS] BRIDGES, Robert

Oxford: H. Daniel, 1890. Gilt Morocco. Edition limited to one hundred copies. 'They that in play can do the thing they would Having an instinct throned in reasons place/ -And every perfect action hath the grace Of indolence or thoughtless hardihood- These are the best: yet be there workmen good Who lose in earnestness control of face Or reckon means and rapt in effort base Reach to their end by steps well understood. Me whom thou sawest of late strive with the pains Of one who spends his strength to... Read more about this item
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£263.50
Political Writings

Political Writings

by Mill, John Stuart

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. As New with No dust jacket as issued. 1982. Limited Edition. First Printing. Leather. Publisher's full blue leather, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in three compartments, gilt tooling in remainder; gilt borders and tooling on covers, all edges gilt, moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated with B&W plates by Geoffrey Moss.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition; unmarked, unread,... Read more about this item
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£40.61
NORTHERN NOTES AND QUERIES OR THE SCOTTISH ANTIQUARY.later THE SCOTTISH ANTIQUARY OR Northern Notes and Queries.; Various Editors throughout the publication

NORTHERN NOTES AND QUERIES OR THE SCOTTISH ANTIQUARY.later THE SCOTTISH ANTIQUARY OR Northern Notes and Queries.; Various Editors throughout the publication

by Northern Notes

David Douglas , Edinburgh , 1888 - William Green & Sons , Edinburgh , 1903. Volumes I - XVII. In Nine Volumes bound in quarter morocco leather title labels and at the foot of the spines the date labels.tan linen boards. Illustrated and although there are odd spots or annotations to the free endpapers the set is in Very Good condition tight , fresh and volume one has the original wrappers bound in at the rear. Volume One bears the bookplate of Henry Archibald Cockburn with the Cockburn I Rise in The... Read more about this item
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£1,666.90
The Way of All Flesh

The Way of All Flesh

by Butler, Samuel

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press. As New with no dust jacket. 1980. First Edition Thus. 1. Leather. Publisher's full dark green leather accented in 22kt gold, three raised bands on spine, printed on archival paper, a.e.g., tan moire silk endpapers, satin ribbon marker bound in, Smythe sewn, concealed joints. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and brown and white drawings by Robert Ward Johnson. With an introduction by Theodore Dreiser. . The volume is in perfect, pristine... Read more about this item
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£41.42
THE KINGDOM OF THE WICKED

THE KINGDOM OF THE WICKED

by BURGESS, Anthony

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. As New, still in shrinkwrap. Bound in full gilt-decorated brown leather. Limited and true First Edition SIGNED by the author and with a special introduction by him not included in the trade edition. Burgess is best known, of course, for writing A CLOCKWORK ORANGE.
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£50.76
OEDIPUS

OEDIPUS

by DURRENMATT, Friedrich

[New York]: Limited Editions Club, (1989). First English Edition. Hardcover. Spine mildly sunned. Fine in a close to Fine, mildly sunned cloth slipcase with suede lining. Marie Cosindas. Folio (10-3/4" by 14-1/2") handsewn and quarter-bound by hand with burgundy Nigerian Oasis Goatskin on the spine and natural linen boards; xv, 41 pages. This First English-language edition of Durrenmatt's version of the Oedipus myth has been translated by Leila Vennewitz and includes a foreword by the author.... Read more about this item
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£203.02
Braxton's Practical Cook Book: Prepared for Economy, Family and Hotel Use

Braxton's Practical Cook Book: Prepared for Economy, Family and Hotel Use

by Braxton, G. F

Washington D.C.: Westphalia Press, 2018. Book. New. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. pict. paper covers, 96 pp., index, new copy George F. Braxton was a renowned chef,who,among other places, worked as The Algonquin Resort during the late 1800's. Chef Braxton is thought to be the first African American to lead a kitchen in a luxury resort. The Algonquin Resort began in 1889 in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada,and still exists toda as a luxury retreat. The Algonquin has... Read more about this item
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£20.30
Salome

Salome

by Oscar Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley

Three Sirens Press. Hardcover . Used Good/No Jacket. Black cloth cover, slighly bumped corners, deckled edges have yellowed slightly, a few pages have smudge marks from thumb prints, binding is intact. Overall a lovely copy. We carry new and used books in our storefront. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase. Please contact us if you have questions regarding this item.
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£24.35
The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Oxford: OUP, 1921. Reprint . Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. original full green leather hardcover with spine heavily decorated in gilt,spine has five raised bands decorated in gilt,original red leather spine label lettered in glt,cover borders and edges decorated in gilt,portrait frontispiece,886 pages,spine a little faded otherwise very good.
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£20.00
The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith

by Newell, R. H

London: Suttaby, Evance and Company. Very Good. 1820. Hardcover. 4to. Bound in a three-quarter leather binding with decorated boards. With seven aquatint plates . We specialize in fine books in collectible condition. Orders are professionaly packaged and shipped promptly. P38 .
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£81.21
The Chase; A poem by William Somervile

The Chase; A poem by William Somervile

by [THOMPSON, Hugh] SOMERVILLE, William

George Redway: London, 1896. THOMPSON, Hugh. Reprinted from the original edition of 1735, with the addition of a memoir of the author by R. Farquharson Sharp. The spine and cover boards have been beautifully illustrated in gold and Thompson's delightful vignettes appear throughout. Small quarto, original gilt decorated cloth, delightful illustrations and vignettes by Hugh Thompson throughout, a very good copy.
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£57.97
Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides  Edible Wild Plants of Eastern and Central North America

Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides Edible Wild Plants of Eastern and Central North America

by Peterson, Lee Allen

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1985. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Anniversary Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Hardcover, Collector's Lifetime edition bound in genuine dark green leather lettered and decorated in gold. All edges gilt. 330 pages. Contains a list of recommended books and Index. Bound-in silk ribbon marker, smyth sewn binding and archival quality paper mark this as quality Eastern Press book. Illustrated with color photographs by Lee Allen Peterson and... Read more about this item
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£81.21
Jackanapes

Jackanapes

by EWING, Juliana Horatia

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1884. First edition. fine. CALDECOTT, Randolph.. Rare wrapper-bound issue predating publication of the first edition. Housed in a classic Zaehnsdorf binding, with immaculately detailed gilt-tooled edges. Juliana Horatia Ewing (1841 - 1885): 'her strength lay in variety of character-drawing and in a realism of detail which informed it. Jackanapes and Daddy Darwin's Dovecot contain a whole gallery of real live people, such as exactly suited her chief... Read more about this item
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£197.62
Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides:  Stars and Planets

Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides: Stars and Planets

by Menzel, Donald; Pasachoff, Jay

Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, 1984. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Anniversary Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Hardcover, Collector's Lifetime edition bound in genuine light brown leather lettered and decorated in gold. All edges gilt. 473 pages. Contains Appendix Tables, Glossary, Bibliography, Telescope Information and Index. Bound-in silk ribbon marker, smyth sewn binding and archival quality paper mark this as quality Eastern Press book. Illustrated with... Read more about this item
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£24.36
L'Habitation Forcee

L'Habitation Forcee

by KIPLING, Rudyard

Paris: Editions Rene Kieffer, 1921. KING, Jessie M.. Rare French edition of Kipling's story decorated with twenty-nine hand-coloured pochoir plates by leading Scottish book illustrator, Jessie King (1875-1949). Of particular interest is the remarkable snakeskin binding by Rene Kieffer (1875-1964) with matched oval gilt blocked cameos of lovers, designed by Kieffer in collaboration with the modernist tastemaker and artist, Pierre Emile Legrain. Other beautiful examples of shark and snakeskin bindings by... Read more about this item
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£2,239.75
Old Court Life In Spain. Two volumes

Old Court Life In Spain. Two volumes

by ELLIOT, Frances Minto

London: Chapman & Hall, 1893. First edition. Two volumes, 8vo, xii, [1] - 345; vii, [1] - 307 pp. Contemporary three-quarter green morocco & marbled paper over boards by Charles E Lauriat (signed), the spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, lettered or decorated in gilt in all compartments Top edges gilt, marbled endpapers
Spines mellowed to a rich brown, moderately rubbed, a bit toned, Very Good An attractive set by the prolific Ms Elliot whose circle of literary friends included... Read more about this item
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£105.57
Days and Hours in a Garden

Days and Hours in a Garden

by [BOYLE], Eleanor Vere ] E.V.B

London: Elliot Stock, 1898. A superb example of a vellucent binding. Cedric Chivers (1853 -1929) of Bath revived the technique of painting under vellum. Chivers would execute his paintings on paper which was covered with a translucent skin to form the binding, The covers were then lightly tooled with gold. It is rare to find such a finely preserved fine binding. Signed by Chivers. In 'Days and Hours in a Garden', 19th century Scotish artist and writier, Eleanor Vere Boyle (1825 -1916) takes us... Read more about this item
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£2,635.00
Contes de Bonne Perrette

Contes de Bonne Perrette

by Rene Bazin

Paris: Calmann-Levy, 1908. Reprint . Very Good. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.5 x 18 cm). Quarter brown leather binding with marbled boards. Speckled page edges, marbled endpapers. Spine has five raised bands and gilt title. Fading to spine. Good solid binding with no cracking to joints. Light browning to pages otherwise in very clean condition throughout. Previous owner's name to half title page. French language. Overall condition is Very Good. Size: 4.5 x 7 inches (11.5 x 18 cm). Hardback. Printed pages:... Read more about this item
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£26.00