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Image for The Education of Henry Adams - An Autobiography  Illustrated with gravures by Samuel Chamberlain. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby

The Education of Henry Adams - An Autobiography Illustrated with gravures by Samuel Chamberlain. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby

By: Adams, Henry

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1970

Seller ID: 40939


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 de... View more info

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Lucifers Königreich und Seelengejaidt Herausgegeben von Rochus Freiherrn von Liliencron

By: Albertinus, Aegidius

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Berlin and Stuttgart, W. Spemann: 1885

Seller ID: 38596


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 ... View more info

JAMAICA NEGRO PROVERBS AND SAYINGS

By: Anderson, Izett ; Frank Cundall

Price: $49.94

Publisher: London, Institute of Jamaica: 1927

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 40195


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. View more info

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LE CONTRAT DE MARIAGE La Grenadiere - Gobseck [Leather binding]

By: Balzac, Honore

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1890

Seller ID: 38878


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 pres... View more info

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HISTOIRE DES TREIZE - Ferragus - La Duchessede Langeais - La Fille aux Yeux D'Or [Leather binding]

By: Balzac, Honore

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1898

Seller ID: 38879


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 ... View more info

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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

By: Bible

Price: $474.99

Publisher: Amsterdam, chez J. van Heekeren, A. Hasebroek, la veuve de G. de Groot, B. Beaumond & Comp.: 1708

Seller ID: 39503


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 espe... View more info

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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

By: Bible N.T.

Price: $949.99

Publisher: Boston, chez les Libraires Associés (Lincoln & Edmands, imprimeurs): 1811

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 39492


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, ... View more info

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THESE RESTLESS HEADS; JAMES BRANCH CABELL (Two Volumes in Slipcase)

By: Cabell, James Branch ; Carl Van Doren

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Literary Guild: 1932

Seller ID: 41342


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 ... View more info

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THE PLAYS OF ANTON CHEKHOV

By: Chekhov, Anton

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, Illustrated Editions Company: 1935

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 38388


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 ... View more info

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Les Amours de Plantes, poeme en quatre chants

By: Darwin, Erasmus

Price: $299.94

Publisher: Paris, L'Imprimerie De Digeon: 1800

Seller ID: 39083


(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 qu... View more info

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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN (5 Volumes Complete)

By: Dryden, John

Price: $214.94

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co.: 1859

Seller ID: 41614


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 ... View more info

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JOCASTE ET LE CHAT MAIGRE [ Lovely Leather Binding]

By: France, Anatole

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1925

Seller ID: 41345


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 id... View more info

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THE MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $24.94

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1871

Seller ID: 38351


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 phy... View more info

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The Deserted Village Wood-engravings by Stephanie Maberly Smith

By: Goldsmith, Oliver ; Stephanie Maberly Smith (illustrator)

Price: $64.94

Publisher: London, The Caravel Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 38592


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 stu... View more info

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TRUMPET MAJOR AND ROBERT HIS BROTHER

By: Hardy, Thomas

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1920

Seller ID: 39001


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 dou... View more info

BLACK FRIDAY

By: Isham, Frederic S.; Harrison Fisher (Illustrator) ; Rome K. Richardson (Binding Designer)

Price: $64.95

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41211


409 pages; This is the genuine 1904 edition with the marvelous pictorial cloth binding. Original owner's name on ffep, otherwise 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 w... View more info

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BLACK FRIDAY

By: Isham, Frederic S.; Harrison Fisher (Illustrator) ; Rome K. Richardson (Binding Designer)

Price: $27.94

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42072


409 pages; The genuine 1904 edition with the marvelous pictorial cloth binding. Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in attractive pictorial green cloth binding with image of three turn-of-the-century ticker-tape machines designed by Rome K. Richardson. Minor rubbing to cloth binding, faded at spine. Illustrated with full page plates by Harrison Fisher. Isham's book presents a fictionalized account of "Black Friday" the dramatic financial pan... View more info

BIG BROTHER

By: Johnston, Annie Fellows ; Frank T. Merrill (illustrator)

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Boston, L.C. Page & Company: 1907

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 41067


91 pages; Clean and tight in original decorative cloth binding of navy blue cloth with lovely image of a large violet on front cover in purple, gold, green and gilt. Colour frontispiece, seven colour plates by Frank T. Merrill, American illustrator, best remembered today for illustrating Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women in 1880. Annie Fellows Johnston (1863–1931) was an American author of children's fiction who wrote the popular The Little Colonel series. Big Broth... View more info

WHITE MONARCH AND THE GAS-HOUSE PUP

By: Kirk, Ralph G

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown, & Company: 1917

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41523


113 pages; Frontispiece illustation of dog fight with tissue guard and three additional plates by William A. Kirkpatrick. OCLC: 4273940 Original owner's name in pencil on ffep (dated 1924), otherwise quite clean an tight in original pictorial green cloth binding with white lettering and image of a pit terrier on front board. A tiny bit of rubbing at spine ends. Corners square and cover bright. Two pieces of the dustjacket (front panel and front flap) were laid-in and ar... View more info

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LES CARACTERES DE LA TRAGEDIE, publie d'apres un manuscrit attribue a La Bruyere

By: La Bruyere, Jean de

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Paris, Academie Des Bibliophiles: 1870

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 38873


Clean and secure in binding of quarter blue morocco over marbled boards. Bookplate of Felix Alexander Reebe. La Bruyere's reworkings of Theophrastus, plus preface by Prince Wisniewski dated 1869 Copy #121 of an edition limited to 300 copies on holland paper. Felix A. Reeve (1836 -- 1920) was a Tennessee Unionist who fought for the North in the American Civil War. After the war he served as Solicitor of the United States Treasury. Reeve died in Washington, D.C. in 1... View more info