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The Education of Henry Adams - An Autobiography  Illustrated with gravures by Samuel Chamberlain. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby, Adams, Henry
1 Adams, Henry The Education of Henry Adams - An Autobiography Illustrated with gravures by Samuel Chamberlain. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby
New York The Heritage Press 1970 Hardcover Near Fine Small 4to 
Fine in Near Fine slipcase. Publisher's brown and beige boards with a swirl-marbled pattern, backed with tan cloth, with gilt title stamped (horizontally) at the top of the spine, top edges decoratively stained. Title page printed in black and red. A fine copy of the book -- clean and tight, with no markings of any sort. The brown slipcase is similarly clean and well-preserved. The copyright date of 1942 derives from the Limited Editions Club version, in which this design was first used. This Heritage Press edition is later than that, but earlier than 1970, when the Heritage Press issued a edition of this text with a completely different binding design, with the title lettered verically down the whole spine. 
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Lucifers Königreich und Seelengejaidt Herausgegeben von Rochus Freiherrn von Liliencron, Albertinus, Aegidius
2 Albertinus, Aegidius Lucifers Königreich und Seelengejaidt Herausgegeben von Rochus Freiherrn von Liliencron
Berlin and Stuttgart W. Spemann 1885 Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
xxi & 379 pages; Publisher's pebbled brown cloth backed marbled paper-covered boards. A standard modern edition, with a facsimile of the title page of a 1616 edition. Published as a part of the majestic Deutsche National-Litteratur. Historisch kritische Ausgabe (26. Band). A very handsome and sound copy, with two small private names of an early owner stamped (half title and foot of the title page) - no other marks. Clean and unworn, but there is slight toning to the edges of the paper. Undated, but circa 1895 (OCLC 219245265). German text - In deutscher Sprache . Printed in Fraktur - Frakturdruck.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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3 Anderson, Izett ; Frank Cundall JAMAICA NEGRO PROVERBS AND SAYINGS
London Institute of Jamaica 1927 Second Revised Edition Softcover Very Good+ 8vo 
Collected and Classified According to Subjects. 1927 Edition. Pictorial wrappers, toned at spine, faint crease at top right corner. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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HISTOIRE DES TREIZE - Ferragus - La Duchessede Langeais - La Fille aux Yeux D'Or [Leather binding], Balzac, Honore
4 Balzac, Honore HISTOIRE DES TREIZE - Ferragus - La Duchessede Langeais - La Fille aux Yeux D'Or [Leather binding]
Paris Calmann-Levy 1898 Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
Scènes de La Vie Parisienne, La Comédie Humaine; Clean and tight in handsome binding of quarter red leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five raised bands and gilt lettering at spine, bears the engraved bookplate of Ralph Nicholson Ellis. Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels, including this one, collectively entitled La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. 
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LE CONTRAT DE MARIAGE La Grenadiere - Gobseck  [Leather binding], Balzac, Honore
5 Balzac, Honore LE CONTRAT DE MARIAGE La Grenadiere - Gobseck [Leather binding]
Paris Calmann-Levy 1890 Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
Scènes de La Vie Privee, La Comédie Humaine; Clean and tight in handsome binding of quarter red leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five raised bands and gilt lettering at spine, bears the engraved bookplate of Ralph Nicholson Ellis. Date is approximate. Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels, including this one, collectively entitled La Comédie Humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Frontispiece illustration by Theophile Gautier. 
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VIE DES SAINTS POUR TOUS LES JOURS DE L'ANNEE suivant l'ordre de l'office Romain traduites des legendes du Breviaire et de divers supplements approuves, Beauchesne, Gabriel
6 Beauchesne, Gabriel VIE DES SAINTS POUR TOUS LES JOURS DE L'ANNEE suivant l'ordre de l'office Romain traduites des legendes du Breviaire et de divers supplements approuves
Paris Gabriel Beauchesne 1922 Hardcover Near Fine 8vo 
744 pages; Dret et Lerouge, Chanoines honoraires de Troyes. Bright red half morocco over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, raised bands, gilt lettering and decorative devices, top edge gilt. Clean & tight (no names, no markings). A very attractive book. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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The Looking-glass for the Mind, or Intellectual Mirror Being an Elegant Collection of the Most Delightful Little Stories and Interesting Tales: Chiefly Translated from that Much Admired Work L'Ami Des Enfans  With Seventy-four Cuts designed and engraved on wood, by I. Bewick, Berquin, Arnaud  ; John Bewick (illustrator)
7 Berquin, Arnaud ; John Bewick (illustrator) The Looking-glass for the Mind, or Intellectual Mirror Being an Elegant Collection of the Most Delightful Little Stories and Interesting Tales: Chiefly Translated from that Much Admired Work L'Ami Des Enfans With Seventy-four Cuts designed and engraved on wood, by I. Bewick
London Printed for John Harris, G. Whittaker, [and 12 others] 1827 Hard Cover Very Good 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
(viii), 259 pages; Contemporary 19th century binding of quarter brown calf over marbled boards, four raised bands at spine, gilt lettering on black title label, gilt ruling of bands, decorative stamping in gilt and blind at spine. Corners rounded, rubbed at edges. Contents clean and clear, original owner's brief inscription of first blank after marbled endpapers -- "Eliza Bethany a Present / from her Grandmama" Illustrated with 74 delightful wood engravings by John Bewick. An attractive example of this wonderful illustrated anthology of stories and essays for juvenile readers. OCLC: 221045638 Much of the material presented is drawn from "L'Ami des Enfans", a collection thirty-six eighteenth-century stories in which virtue always triumphs over vice and hardship, originally published in France in the 1780s by Arnaud Berquin. John Bewick, the younger brother of Thomas Bewick (also an engraver), worked with real-life subjects such as mammals, birds, and natural settings. John Bewick illustrated a version of Holbein's "Dance of Death" and a number of children's works before his early death. 
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Le Nouveau Testament - C'est a dire la Nouvelle Alliance de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ, Nouvelle édition    Revue par les pasteurs et professeurs de Geneve, Bible
8 Bible Le Nouveau Testament - C'est a dire la Nouvelle Alliance de nostre Seigneur Jesus Christ, Nouvelle édition Revue par les pasteurs et professeurs de Geneve
Amsterdam chez J. van Heekeren, A. Hasebroek, la veuve de G. de Groot, B. Beaumond & Comp. 1708 Hardcover Very Good 18mo 
Unpaginated pages; Handsome binding, from the end of the eighteenth century -- polished brown calf, flat spine with panels formed by delicate tooling in gilt, decorative acid staining to the covers, which display a border of small gilt tools, marbled endpapers. Minor wear to the binding, with light rubbing at the spine ends, corners and a faint line of rubbing running down the center of the spine. Title page entirely engraved. This handsome French New Testament is especially interesting for its provenance; the front free endpaper has the neat ownership signature: "Wm Ladd / Portsmouth / New hampshire." Opposite this inscription, there is a pencil note in Ladd's distinctive handwriting: "London 3/ 1798." William Ladd was, in turn, a sailor, a captain of an ocean-crossing vessel, a plantation manager, a farmer, a politician, a preacher, and the father of the American peace movement. William Ladd [1778 - 1841] was born in Exeter, New Hampshire; his father was Eliphalet Ladd [1745?-1806], a wealthy ship's captain, merchant, shipbuilder, and member of the New Hampshire State Legislature. His mother was Abigail Hill [1750-1838] of South Berwick (in the Maine District, as it was then). William Ladd attended Exeter public schools, and then the Phillips Exeter Academy, from which he graduated in 1793. His family had moved from Exeter to Portsmouth the prevous year. William Ladd subsequently attended Harvard, and graduated with an A. B. degree with the class of 1797. After Harvard, he sailed as a seaman on the Ship Eliza, owned by his father, and under the command of his brother-in-law, Capt. Samuel Chauncey. It was a potentially dangerous time to begin life as a seaman on the Atlantic, during the hottest part of what the Americans came to call the "Quasi-War" with France. The year after he acquired this pocket-sized French New Testament in London for three shillings, William Ladd became master of the "Eliza" in 1799. It was not the only thing from London young William Ladd added to his life. On a voyage from London to Philadelphia he met Sophia Ann Stidolph [1780? - 1855] -- who was living in London, and was traveling to meet her parents in Wilmington, Delaware. William and Sophia were married in London in October, 1801. In 1802 William moved to Savannah, Georgia, and in January 1804 was granted by the Spanish Government about 1500 acres of land in New Smyrna, East Florida, to establish a cotton plantation. Ladd was firmly opposed to slavery from his earliest years; for the Smyrna Plantation, Ladd's plan was to make primary use of the services of Dutch indentured servants, (called redemptioners), rather than slaves. The plantation failed, at least in part from Ladd's experimental alternative to slave labor, and he left the land in the care of his neighbor Ambrose Hull. William and Sophia returned to Portsmouth in 1806 and he returned to life on the seas.Between 1812-14 William and Sophia lived in Portsmouth -- at least one source suggests that he was so opposed to the War of 1812 that he turned again to a life on dry land. William became involved in the Washington Benevolent Society, wrote on the state of the country for the 'Portsmouth Oracle,' and was elected to the Portsmouth Committee of Safety. During this time he purchased his brothers' shares of a farm in Minot, Maine District, which had been deeded to them by their father. William and Sophia moved to Minot in June 1814. William served as a representative of Minot to the Massachusetts State Legislature in 1815, and as a delegate to the first convention of Maine which formed the independent state government and prepared a state constitution for the separation of Maine from Massachusetts in 1820. A later newspaper account of Ladd's life recorded that during this period, he took up Christianity in a serious way; in about 1816, his life became "an exemplification of applied Christianity." Ladd traveled to Brunswick in 1819 to meet with Jesse Appleton, the president of Bowdoin College, who was on his deathbed at the time. Appleton talked about the work of various local peace societies. From that time onward, Ladd was driven by the idea that peace might transform mankind and society. He wrote articles on peace for the 'Christian Mirror' under the pseudonym "Philanthropos" beginning in 1823and gave his first lecture in 1824 before the Peace Society of Maine. William Ladd was the organizing force in the formation of the American Peace Society in 1828 and served (reluctantly, according to one source) as its first president. He edited the APS publication 'Harbinger of Peace' from 1828-1831, and wrote for its successor the 'Calumet' from 1831-35. Ladd corresponded with the leaders or various peace societies throughout the Eastern United States and England, and spent the major portion of the rest of his life traveling and lecturing to promote the cause. It became a personal goal of Ladd's to see the establishment of an International Congress and a High Court of Nations to resolve disputes between countries without citizens of disagreeing nations resorting to warfare. All this sounds reasonable in the early 21st century, but Ladd's views were not always popular. As an example, he was outspoken in his opposition to the Bunker Hill monument, calling it a "monument to "barbarism and anti-Christian spirit."He observed that, "Such things encourage military glory, and thereby endanger the peace of the world. Because it is as vainglorious for a nation to erect a monument of her own victories as it is for an individual to trumpet his own fame…" Ladd opposed both defensive and offensive war; in a letter that was part of a series of exchanges with a later Bowdoin College President William Allen, Ladd wrote, "What war in modern times has not been called defensive by both sides?" One of his intellectual innovations was to invite women (in a pamphlet called 'On the Duty of Females to Promote the Cause of Peace,' 1836) to join the peace movement.William Ladd was stricken with partial paralysis in Canandaigua, New York while on a lecture tour in January 1841. Ladd, never lacking determination, continued on with his planned tour, giving his last lecture in Boston. One source reports that he delivered part of this last lecture on his knees. William Ladd returned to Portsmouth and died in the family house in April 1841. His widow, Sophia Ladd, died in 1855. There is an unrelated short inscription in a different handwriting under William Ladd's signature on the front free-endpaper. A clipping relating to a Maine preacher is laid in (but the clipping is posthumous to William Ladd). There is also a small sheet of paper inserted, folded once vertically to form four small pages, with notes in English relating to eight numbered comforts of the Christian Life. The handwriting does not resemble the youthful signature of Ladd's on the front endpaper, but this insert, probably a draft of a lecture (or sermon) deserves further study. The book itself is now scarce. See OCLC: 19952663 (which locates three copies: Keller Library in NY; Miami Ohio Univ., and Washington & Lee Univ. in Virginia). Another OCLC accession number (302412674) locates two copies in the Netherlands [Univ. of Groningen; Universiteit Leiden]. The text is unpaginated. The collation of this small 18mo is unusual: A-M with alternating gatherings of 8 and 10 leaves, followed by gathering "N" with 10 leaves, a second "N" with 8 leaves, O with 10, and P with 3 leaves. [139 leaves, and apparently complete]. At least one of the OCLC copies was bound with a Psalter from the same bookseller-publishers, but this copy ends with the NT text. ; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated 
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Le Nouveau Testament de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ Imprimé sur l'édition de Paris, de l'année 1805, revue et corrigée avec soin d'après le texte grec, Bible N.T.
9 Bible N.T. Le Nouveau Testament de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ Imprimé sur l'édition de Paris, de l'année 1805, revue et corrigée avec soin d'après le texte grec
Boston chez les Libraires Associés (Lincoln & Edmands, imprimeurs) 1811 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
379, [1, colophon] & 4 pages; Contemporary full sheepskin leather, with faint decorative stained pattern on covers, flat spine paneled by simple gilt rules, red label lettered in gilt, edges decoratively stained yellow. 12mo, gathered in sixes (half-sheets). A - 2H6. 379, [1, colophon] & 4 pp. ["Books for Sale by John West & Co., ..."] This is a very good example of the first American edition of the Protestant text of the French New Testament of the Bible, the version translated by Jean-Frédéric Osterwald. Its publication followed by one year the publication, also in Boston, of the first American edition of any New Testament in French -- ["Le Nouveau Testament de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ, en Français, sur la Vulgate -- translated by Isaac-Louis Le Maistre de Sacy. Boston: J.T. Buckingham, 1810. The so-called "Port-Royal Bible."] At the end, there is a four-page catalogue of books for sale by a number of booksellers in Boston and New England -- ["Valuable books for sale by John West & Co. William Wells, William Andrews, Oliver C. Greenleaf, Edward Cotton, Lincoln & Edmands, Munroe & Francis, James W. Burditt & Co. and West & Blake, Boston. William Hilliard, Cambridge, and E. Little & Co., Newburyport."] Since these two leaves are printed integrally with the text (as leaves 2H5 & 6), it seems logical that the booksellers specifically named in this interesting priced catalogue of books available are also the booksellers who shared the edition of this important Protestant New Testament. The printers are identified by their slug at the foot of the final page of the main text, otherwise blank: "Lincoln & Edmands, imprimeurs, no. 53, Cornhill, a` Boston." This is an excellently preserved, unmarked copy. The binding, almost certainly original, is missing a triangular chip at the head of the spine. There is a small part of the corner of the front free-endpaper torn away (no marks of any sort on this leaf). The title page and the next leaf show faint toning around the edges (transfers from the turn-under of the leather used in binding). There is also one leaf text leaf [Y6 = pp. 275-6] with a portion missing at the lower corner, affecting a few words of the text on each side. This irregularity extends up along the fore-edge as a rough deckle, demonstrating that this is almost certainly a paper flaw, rather than a tear caused by use or abuse of this copy. The paper does display moderate scattered foxing and a few small brown stains throughout, as one might expect from American book paper of the time. The French text is set in double columns throughout -- the columns are separated by a single vertical rule. Scarce in commerce, this edition is fairly well represented in institutional holdings [see OCLC: 7919687]. Not in the 'Catalogue of books contained in the Library of the American Bible Society' - 1855 (see p. 42, where this should be right under the 1810 Boston edition, translated by Isaac-Louis Le Maistre de Sacy.) The American Bible Society did publish its own edition of this translation, just four years later -- [A` New-York: : Imprimé aux frais et sous l'inspection de la société établie dans cette ville sous le titre de "The New-York Bible Society." Chez J. Seymour, imprimeur, John-Street, no. 49., 1815.] And in 1820, the society did issue a version with stereotyped (metal cast) plates -- [Edition stéréotype, revue et corrigée avec soin d'apres les textes hebreu et grec. A` New-York: : Imprimé avec des planches solides, aux frais de la Société biblique americaine par Daniel Fanshaw., 1820.] The many and various descendants of this stereotyped edition are fairly common, but this 1811 letterpress edition is not frequently found. Shaw & Shoemaker 22372. 
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THESE RESTLESS HEADS; JAMES BRANCH CABELL (Two Volumes in Slipcase), Cabell, James Branch ; Carl Van Doren
10 Cabell, James Branch ; Carl Van Doren THESE RESTLESS HEADS; JAMES BRANCH CABELL (Two Volumes in Slipcase)
Literary Guild 1932 Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
Both books clean and tigh in their original bindings of black cloth over patterned boards in matching slipcase. Slipcase has some rubbing along edges. James Branch Cabell was a master of irony deftly displayed in his works of fantastic literature. These Restless Heads consists mostly of essays but also includes fiction about Prospero from The Tempest, and True Thomas who loved the queen of Faerie. In this edition, Cabell's book These Restless Heads is accompanied by Carl Van Doren's excellent study of the author. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE PLAYS OF ANTON CHEKHOV, Chekhov, Anton
11 Chekhov, Anton THE PLAYS OF ANTON CHEKHOV
New York Illustrated Editions Company 1935 First Edition Thus Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
328 pages; Text block is clean and tight in original binding of tan cloth spine over blue cloth covered boards decorative stamping in red and gilt (images of seagull on front cover and spine) in dustjacket with edgewear and some foxing now in protective mylar cover. Illustrated with wonderful woodcuts by Howard Simon, ten full page and several inset. OCLC: 664223688 Contents include The Wedding, The Proposal, The Anniversary, Three Sisters, The Seagull, The Bear, The Cherry Orchard and On the High Road. 
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The Collected Poems of Mary Coleridge  Edited with an Introduction by Theresa Whistler, Coleridge, Mary
12 Coleridge, Mary The Collected Poems of Mary Coleridge Edited with an Introduction by Theresa Whistler
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1954 First Edition Thus; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 8vo 
266 pages; Publisher's blue-grey cloth, spine with a dark red panel lettered in gilt, top edges decoratively stained blue-grey. A nice, crisp copy, with a narrow strip across the bottom of the binding showing a bit of toning. The dust jacket is very nice with two tiny chips missing at the head of the spine, the rear panel and rear flap display a touch of diffuse foxing, and the front panel has the price clipped from the lower corner. The author died in 1907 at age 45. She was known as a novelist, having published five novels, the best known of those being "The King with Two Faces." These were published under her own name, but, when it came to the matter of poetry, she feared the idea of "tarnishing the name which an ancestor had made illustrious in English poetry." She did allow two slender volumes to be privately issued by the Daniel Press - under the name Anodos (taken from George MacDonald). A few months after she died, her friend, Henry Newbolt, selected and edited the first collected edition of Mary Coleridge's poems. The present handsome edition from 1954, was edited by Henry Newbolt's granddaughter, Theresa Whister, who added thirty poems and a biographical introduction. Mary Coleridge was the great-grandniece of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the great niece of Sara Coleridge, the author of "Phantasmion" - [1837]. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Les Amours de Plantes, poeme en quatre chants, Darwin, Erasmus
13 Darwin, Erasmus Les Amours de Plantes, poeme en quatre chants
Paris L'Imprimerie De Digeon 1800 Hardcover Near Fine 12mo 
(iv), 412 pages; Translated by Deleuze. Suivi de notes, et de dialogues sur la poesie par J. P. F. Deleuze. This botanical poem "The Loves of the Plants," is a description of Linnaeus' sexual system of classification in verse. It comprises the second part of a famous work by Erasmus Darwin (grandfather of Charles Darwin) titled The Botanic Garden. Perhaps to the surprise of modern readers, this didactic poem was immediately popular, as the study of botany was quite fashionable within the higher social circles who found the poetic form appealing. This is the First French edition which was published in An VIII [1800]. The book is bound in half vellum over marbled boards, with gilt lettering at the spine and all edges tinted green. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN (5 Volumes Complete), Dryden, John
14 Dryden, John THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN (5 Volumes Complete)
Boston Little, Brown and Co. 1859 Leather Bound Very Good 8vo 
Complete five volume set bound in olive green half calf over marbled boards, five raised bands at spines, red leather title labels with gilt lettering, extensive decorative stamping in gilt in the five other compartments. Endpapers and all edges marbled; engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume 1. An attractive set with some rubbing at extremities, some very slight chipping at head of Volume 2 and a small bump to outer edge of rear board of Volume 1. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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FIELD FLOWERS  A Small Bunch of the Most Fragrant of Blossoms Gathered From the Broad Acres of Eugene Field's Farm of Love, Field, Eugene ; Sanford White
15 Field, Eugene ; Sanford White FIELD FLOWERS A Small Bunch of the Most Fragrant of Blossoms Gathered From the Broad Acres of Eugene Field's Farm of Love
Chicago Eugene Field Monument Committee 1896 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 4to 11" - 13" tall 
36 pages; Inscribed on ffep to Charles Cabrera / Compliments of / The Eugene Field Monument Committee / Clara Sue Garner (?) / ? Manager" Otherwise clean and tight in original decorated light green cloth binding. a. e. g. Title page designed by Sanford White; wonderful black and white illustrations by Reginald Birch, Frederic Remington, F. Hopkinson Smith, A. B. Frost, E. W. Kemble, A. B. Wenzell and others. Laid in at rear are 5 full page magazine illustrations by Maxfield Parrish (b&w, folding in half). 
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JOCASTE ET LE CHAT MAIGRE  [ Lovely Leather Binding], France, Anatole
16 France, Anatole JOCASTE ET LE CHAT MAIGRE [ Lovely Leather Binding]
Paris Calmann-Levy 1925 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Clean and tight in half leather over marbled boards with four raised bands at spine and gilt lettering and decorative stamping. Original blue wrappers bound in. Title page and copyright page have same date - 1925; however, wrappers are dated 1927. Anatole France (1844 – 1924), born François-Anatole Thibault, was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. He was a successful novelist, with several best-sellers. Ironic and skeptical, he was considered in his day the ideal French man of letters. He was a member of the Académie française, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH, Goldsmith, Oliver
17 Goldsmith, Oliver THE MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH
London Macmillan 1871 Hardcover Very Good- 8vo 
695 pages; Former owner's name ("Frank M.Turton" ) on first blank, bookplate on front pastedown endpaper signifying this is a prize awarded to "Turton" at Trenton College, Christmas 1871. Clean and tight in original full red calf binding with gilt lettering and decoration at spine and front cover. Faded and rubbed at spine and quite worn at lower corners. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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The Deserted Village Wood-engravings by Stephanie Maberly Smith, Goldsmith, Oliver ; Stephanie Maberly Smith (illustrator)
18 Goldsmith, Oliver ; Stephanie Maberly Smith (illustrator) The Deserted Village Wood-engravings by Stephanie Maberly Smith
London The Caravel Press 1953 First Edition Thus Hardcover Near Fine Thin 12mo 
34 pages; Publisher's binding: vellum spine over blue-grey paper-covered boards, with pictorial device in gilt on the front cover and lettering in gilt on the spine. Endpapers with a wood-engraved device printed in green, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Four full page wood engravings and three smaller engravings, one as title page device, the other two as tail-pieces to the colophon and list of illustrations. The artist, Stephanie Maberly Smith (1911-1996) was a student and protege of Robert Gibbings at the School of Art, Reading University. Gibbings, master of the modern British revivial of wood engraving, oversaw Stephanie Maberly Smith's 1939 publication at the School - [ 'Loftur. A Play, by Johann Sigurjonsson.' Printed by Robert Gibbings at The University of Reading in an edition of 105 copies]. The present 1953 publication is part of an unspecified, but small edition. The colophon states: "This edition is printed by hand in Great Britain at The Caravel Press, 1953; the type is Caslon Old Face, the paper is hand-made Antique Laid, and the volume is quarter bound in parchment, block in gold." Two locations cited in OCLC [Number: 13169907]. A fine, fresh copy, apart from a brief presentation inscription in ink in the blank portions of the front free-endpaper. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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TRUMPET MAJOR AND ROBERT HIS BROTHER, Hardy, Thomas
19 Hardy, Thomas TRUMPET MAJOR AND ROBERT HIS BROTHER
London Macmillan 1920 Hardcover Very Good 
Wessex Edition of The Works of Thomas Hardy in Prose and Verse (Prose Volume XI); Contents clean and tight in original burgundy cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine. This book is Prose Volume XI of the Wessex Edition of The Works of Thomas Hardy in Prose and Verse. This nicely designed and handsomely produced edition was issued between 1912 and 1931, printed on laid paper and attractively bound. Each volume contains a photogravure frontispiece in sepia and a double-page 'Map of the Wessex of the Novels and Poems' at rear reproduced from Hardy's own drawing. 
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20 Isham, Frederic S.; Harrison Fisher (Illustrator) ; Rome K. Richardson (Binding Designer) BLACK FRIDAY
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1904 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
409 pages; This is the genuine 1904 edition with the marvelous pictorial cloth binding. Clean and tight in very attractive pictorial green cloth binding with image of three turn-of-the-century ticker-tape machines designed by Rome K. Richardson. Illustrated with full page plates by Harrison Fisher. Isham's book presents a fictionalized account of "Black Friday" the dramatic financial panic of Friday Sepetember 24, 1869 which was caused by Jay Gould's efforts to corner the market in Gold. Isham relates the story of the Gold Conspiracy from its inception through its demise when President Grant interceded to end one of the greatest financial crises in the history of the United States. Isham's novel also makes use of the Paris Commune, representing the fulfillment of the worst elements of modernity, a lawless, leaderless society in which mobs wreak havoc on innocent citizens. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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