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Christmas Drawings for the Human Race by Nast, Thomas (INSCRIBED)

Franklin Square New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. Large tan pictorial cloth . INSCRIBED and SIGNED on first free endpaper by Th Nast. Boards a bit soiled and wear to spine edges and bumped corners. Interior pages very good with engraved frontis a...

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BLANK VERSE by Lloyd, Charles and Lamb, Charles

London: John and Arthur Arch, 1798. 1798 This book and slip case is in MINT condition. Absolutely gorgeously bound by Woods, London in full dark blue calf with elaborate gilt design of roses and petals along the front cover and back cover with the board...

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FEED MY SWINE (LIMITED - SIGNED)(Slipcase and Folding case) by Powys, T.F

London: E. Archer, 1926. Marbled purple wrappers in fine condition. Hardcover red folding case PLUS Slip case with quarter red LEATHER over boards with five raised bands and gold gilt printing with designs. Gold gilt trim between the boards from the lea...

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Zapolya, A Christmas Tale in Two Parts; the Prelude Entitled "The Usurper's Fortune" and the Seque Entitled "The Usurper's Fate " by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor

1817. Printed for Rest Fenner, Paternoster Row. Full Niger leather with five raised bands to spine. Triple lined gold gilt margins to upper and lower boards. Upper leather board is detached cleanly from book, but present. Elaborately decorated spine wit...

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Memory and her Nine Daughters The Muses/a Pretext for Printing cast Into the mould of a dialogue in Four chapters (limited and inscribed) by Hammer, Victor

New York: George Wittenborn/inc., 1957. Two hundred and fifty-two copies have been printed at the hand press by carolyn hammer, victor hammer has set the pages. This is copy number 203. This has been inscribed for R.C. Riebel (my grandfather) signed fr...

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The Chimes by Dickens, Charles

London: The Limited Editions Club, 1931. Brown Boards with black design and bright gold gilt to upper board. Spine darker than boards. Gold gilt top leaves. SIGNED BY RACKHAM. Limited edition of 1500 copies this being no. 315. Fine interior pages. Ti...

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The Cricket on the Hearth, A Fairy Tale of Home by Dickens, Charles

London: W.S. Johnson, "Nassau Steam Press, 1845. Rare Pamphlet Play issued a year before the book was published. Stated on Title page: Dramatization by Albert Smith, Esq. from early proofs of the works, by the express permission of the author, CHARLE...

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The Works of Charles Lamb by Lamb, Charles

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 spin...

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Kate Greenaway Pictures by Greenaway, Kate

London New York: Frederick Warne, 1921. From Originals presented by her to John Ruskin and other personal friiends with an appreciation by H.M. Cundall, I.S.O., F.S.A. Green boards with yellow spine. Gold gilt printing to title. Frontpiece with tissue...

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Miscellanea from the Works of John Sheffield, Earl of Mulgrave, Marquis of Normanby and Duke of Buckingham by Sheffield, John M

Halifax: Hawthorne Press, 1933. This copy is NO. 2 of 250 copies of which only 1 through 20 were bound in full NIGER. (which this is). The others were bound in linen. Beautifully bound by S S. Five raised band on spine. Gilt lettering on second panel...

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Specimens of Lyric Poetry composed in England in the Reign of Edward the First, AND Specimens of Old Christmas Carols selected from manuscripts and Printed Books AND The Historical Songs of Ireland (3 BOOKS IN ONE) by Wright, Thomas

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...

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A Cracker Bon-Bon for Christmas Parties: Consisting of Christmas Pieces, for Private Representation, and Other Seasonable Matter, in Prose and Verse by Robert B. Brough

London: David Bogue, 1852. Red blind stamped decorated boards with bright gold gilt title and decoration. Color hand colored frontpiece (rare). Original red cloth. Upper board detached but present. Interior pages very good with b/w illustrations. ALSO...

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The Anatomical Exercises of Dr. William HARVEY De Motu Cordis 1628

London: Nonsuch Press [1928] Beautiful full morocco with 5 raised bands to spine and gold outling to upper and back boards. Gold printing to spine and gold gilt top edge. Other edges untrimmed.De Circulatione Sanguinis 1649: The First English text of 1...

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The Education of Henry Adams. An Autobiography by Adams, Henry

Merrymount: The Limited Editions Club, 1942. Red boards in FINE condition with untrimmed side and bottom edges. Of this edition, 1500 copies have been made for the members of the Limited editions club by D.B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston. The et...

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Christmas Interludes

Montreal: Privately Printed, 1937. 3/4 red boards over burgandy leather with 5 raised bands and gold gilt printing and design to upper board and spine. Illustrations throughout. Crisp, pages. Owner's bookplate. The frontpiece is a fascimile of a pa...

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