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Le Morte Darthur: The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, The Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte Darthur with the Dolorous Death and Departing out of this World of Them All. (Parts I-XII) by Malory, Sir Thomas, Bart. Aubrey Beardsley

London: J. M. Dent, 1893. First edition. Wraps. Near fine. Aubrey Beardelsy. Twelve original parts in green wrappers. Parts 1-8 and 10-12 are the "Superior Issue" of 300 copies on Dutch handmade paper (this set unnumbered). Part 9 is from the ...

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$12,500.00


The History of the Most Renowned Don Quixote of Mancha: And his Trusty Squire Sancho Pancha. Now Made English according to the Humour of our Modern Language. And Adorned with several Copper Plates by Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de

London: Printed by Tho. Hodgkin, and are to be sold by John Newton, 1687. Hardcover. Very good. First Illustrated Edition in English. Folio. 18], 616 [i.e. 612], [3] pp. A7 (3rd and 6th l. signed: A2), c2, B-R4, S3, T-2O4, 2P3, 2Q-4I4, 4K2. Translated b...

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The Dark is Rising Series: Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree by Cooper, Susan

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World; Atheneum, 1977. First editions, first printings. Hardcover. Near fine. First U.S. edition, first printing, of the first title; true first editions, first printings of the remaining titles. Although the author mov...

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$10,000.00


Caxton Quincentennial Set: The Game of Chess (c. 1483); The History and Fables of Æsop (1484); Le Morte D'Arthur (1485) by Caxton, William; Jacobus de Cessolis; Sir Thomas Malory

London: The Scolar Press, 1976. Limited edition. Hardcover. Fine. Three volumes, 4to. Issued in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the introduction of printing into England by William Caxton. Each volume is bound in full calf in period-style b...

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Twelve Years A Slave. Narrative of Solomon Northup, A Citizen of New York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841 and Rescued in 1853... by Northup, Solomon

Auburn: Derby and Miller, et al., 1853. First edition. Hardcover. Good. 8vo. xvi,(17)-336pp. 4pp. publisher's ads inserted between the front endpapers. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards embossed in blind. Yellow coated endpaper...

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Bai Hua Shi Jian Pu: A Hundred Flowers; Wen Mei Zhai Shi Jian Pu by (Color Block Book) Lei An (Zhaoxiang Zhang)

(Beijing): Wen Mei Zhai, 1911. First edition. Hardcover. Near fine. 4to. Two volumes, complete. One hundred woodblock illustrations of flowers intricately printed on one side of the page only in full color and bound in Oriental style, with three pages...

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$9,500.00


Science and Health by Glover, Mary Baker (later, Mary Baker Eddy)

Boston: Christian Scientist Publishing Company, 1875. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. Thick 8vo. 456pp. Publisher's black patterned cloth; gilt spine title; plain endpapers. Errata page tipped-in at rear. One of 1000 copies of the first edition. A f...

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$8,000.00


Annotationes in P. Dioscorides De Medica Materia Libros V., &c by Cordus, Valerius

Argentorati (Strassburg): Iosias Rihelius, 1561. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Foliated. 232 (of 301) ff. Woodcut historiated initials. 275 woodcuts of plants. Contents: Valerii Cordi Simesusi, in Pedacii Dioscoridis Anazarbei de Medica Materia, ...

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$7,500.00


Old Testament: First and Second Books of Kings, complete, from the King James Bible (The Authorized Version) by Bible in English: King James Bible

London: Robert Barker, 1611. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Folio. The First and Second Books of Kings, complete in 36 leaves. The first page is the final page of the previous book (2 Samuel); on the reverse begins 'The First Booke of the King...

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The Wisdom of Jesus, the Son of Sirach, commonly called Ecclesiasticus by (Ashendene Press)

Chelsea: Ashendene Press, 1932. Limited edition. Limp Vellum. Fine. 4to. 182 pp.. Hand-illuminated initial letters in red, blue and green by Graily Hewitt and his assistants, Ida D. Henstock and Helen E. Hinkley. (4to), original orange vellum with orang...

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$7,500.00


Le Morte Darthur: The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, The Achieving of the San Greal and in the End Le Morte Darthur with the Dolorous Death and Departing out of this World of Them All. (Parts I-XII) by Malory, Sir Thomas, Bart. Aubrey Beardsley

London: J. M. Dent, 1893. First edition. Wraps. Near fine. Aubrey Beardelsy. Twelve original parts in green wrappers. Regular issue: one of 1500 copies. Full page and double page illustrations, rubricated initials, borders and in-text decorations by Au...

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$7,500.00


The British History, Translated into English from the Latin of Jeffrey of Monmouth by (Geoffrey of Monmouth, Jeffrey of Monmouth) Galfridus, Monumentensis, Bishop of St. Asaph

London: J. Bowyer, et al., 1718. First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. (ii),cxi,(xvii),401,(lv)pp. In a lovely contemporary binding of sprinkled calf. The spine is in six compartments, gilt, light brown lettering label, gilt, edges sprinkled...

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The Dark is Rising Series: Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree by Cooper, Susan

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World; Atheneum, 1977. First editions, first printings. Hardcover. Near fine. First U.S. edition, first printing, of the first title; true first editions, first printings of the remaining titles. "Over Sea, Unde...

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$7,500.00


The Song of Arthur by Wright, S. Fowler

n.p.: n.p., n.d.. Typescript. Very good. Four volume typescript, approximately 8 inches by 10 inches. Individual original typewritten or carbon copy pages are bound with string into cloth and printed paper boards, with typewritten labels. Unpaginated; t...

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$7,500.00


The Vampyre; A Tale by Polidori, John William

London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1819. First edition. Hardcover. Fine. 8vo. xxv,(1),27-84pp. Sherwood, Neely, and Jones' Third Issue. Half-title is present. The 'Extract', pp. 73-84, is present. Both Extracts are sometimes at...

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