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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Beautiful 19th-century edition of Austen's classic novel. Dark green leather with fantastic gilt stamping on front and spine. Jade-green endpapers. Preface by Saintsbury and dedication by Thomson to J. Comyns Carr. Text block gilt all edges. Filled with B...

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$850.00


The Plays and Poems of Shakspeare, with a Life, Gossarial Notes by William Shakespeare

Nine volumes of a 15-volume set (vols 2-10), these gorgeous books were edited and published by Valpy in the early 1830s. Multicolored marbling on front and back cover and all edges of text block, as well as endpapers. Cover has dark blue leather corners a...

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$400.00


The Complete Works of Shakespeare by William Shakespeare

Fabulous three-volume set of Shakespeare's plays, published in the 1860s. One volume is comedies, one is tragedies, and one is the historical plays. Tooled brown leather over boards with gilt. Text block gilt all edges. Colorful decorative endpapers. Fill...

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$300.00


Women of the Old and New Testament by William B. Sprague, ed

Elaborate black leather with gilt on front, back, and spine. Text block has gilt all edges. 17 of 18 B&W illustrated plates are intact, as is protective tissue. 18th plate (Bathesheba) is chipped at edges, although the picture itself is intact.FON inscrip...

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$200.00


The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens' The Pickwick Papers complete in four volumes. Part of Sheldon's "Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition." One B&W illustration in each volume with tipped-in protective tissue. Black cloth (faded) with gilt lettering and publisher med...

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$200.00


Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens' Bleak House complete in four volumes. Part of Sheldon's "Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition." One B&W illustration in each volume with tipped-in protective tissue. Black cloth (faded) with gilt lettering and publisher medallion o...

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$180.00


Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens' Martin Chuzzlewit complete in four volumes. Part of Sheldon's "Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition." One B&W illustration in each volume with tipped-in protective tissue. Black cloth (faded) with gilt lettering and publisher medal...

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$160.00


The History of Julius Caesar by Jacob Abbott

The 1854 edition of Jacob Abbott's The History of Julius Caesar, part of the Abbott's Histories series. Red cloth, blindstamped on both front and back. Gilt on spine. Famed full-color frontispiece is intact, as is tipped-in protective tissue. All thirteen...

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$150.00


The History of Xerxes by Jacob Abbott

The 1854 edition of Jacob Abbott's The History of Xerxes, part of the Abbott's Histories series. Red cloth, blindstamped on both front and back. Gilt on spine. Famed full-color frontispiece is intact, as is tipped-in protective tissue. All seven B&W engra...

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$150.00


The History of Romulus by Jacob Abbott

The 1852 edition of Jacob Abbott's The History of Romulus, part of the Abbott's Histories series. Red cloth, blindstamped on both front and back. Gilt on spine. Famed full-color frontispiece is intact, as is tipped-in protective tissue. All eighteen B&W e...

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$150.00


The History of King Alfred of England by Jacob Abbott

The 1854 edition of Jacob Abbott's The History of King Alfred of England, part of the Abbott's Histories series. Red cloth, blindstamped on both front and back. Gilt on spine. Famed full-color frontispiece is intact, as is tipped-in protective tissue. All...

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$150.00


The History of Madame Roland by Jacob Abbott

The 1854 edition of Jacob Abbott's The History of Madame Roland, part of the Abbott's Histories series. Red cloth, blindstamped on both front and back. Gilt on spine. Famed full-color frontispiece is intact, as is tipped-in protective tissue. All eight B&...

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$130.00


The History of King Richard the First of England by Jacob Abbott

The 1857 edition of Jacob Abbott's The History of King Richard the First of England, part of the Abbott's Histories series. Red cloth, blindstamped on both front and back. Gilt on spine. Famed full-color frontispiece is intact, as is tipped-in protective ...

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$130.00


Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens' Little Dorrit complete in four volumes. Part of Sheldon's "Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition." One B&W illustration in each volume with tipped-in protective tissue. Black cloth (faded) with gilt lettering and publisher medallion...

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$120.00


Nicolas Nickleby by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens' Nicolas Nickleby complete in four volumes. Part of Sheldon's "Works of Charles Dickens. Household Edition." One B&W illustration in each volume with tipped-in protective tissue. Black cloth (faded) with gilt lettering and publisher medall...

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$120.00


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