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LA SAISIAZ - The Two Poets of Croisic

By: Browning, Robert

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder, & Co.: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38843


x, 202, 2 pages; (Broughton A108) Clean and tight in original binding of bevelled green cloth with tripled borders & gilt lettering. ; 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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IN SUNFLOWER LAND Stories of God's Own Country

By: Field, Roswell Martin

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Chicago, F. J. Schulte & Company: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40209


257 & [2, ads] pages; Publisher's pale green cloth, decoratively stamped in gilt on the spine, and gilt, with touches of black and darker green on the front cover -- with sunflower motif, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut and untrimmed -- a handsome nineties decorative cloth binding, in an excellent state of preservation. There is light rubbing to the spine's extremities (no breaks, chips or tears, just a visible erosion of the pale green color to the fabric)... View more info

VESPER

By: Gasparin, Madame the Countess De ; [ Catherine Valérie Boissier ]

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Robert Carter & Brothers: 1863

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 40457


Translated from the French by Mary L. Booth. Original green cloth binding, decoratively blindstamped. Previous owner's inscription on ffep, scattered foxing, marginal chip at top edge of table of contents page otherwise Very Good. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard. OCLC: 10769033 Madame de Gasparin (1813-1894) was born Catherine Valérie Boissier in Geneva and raised in a wealthy patrician family. In 1837 she married the Count Agenor de Gasparin. She an... View more info

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MEMOIRS OF FREDERICK AND MARGARET KLOPSTOCK

By: Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb & Margaretha

Price: $64.95

Publisher: Bath, Richard Cruttwell: 1810

Seller ID: 39121


xiv, 242, (1) pages; 1810 hardcover (Bath, Cruttwell). Translated from the German, by the author of Fragments in Prose and Verse . Printed by Richard Cruttwell . Bath; and sold by Cadell and Davies, Strand; Hatchard, Piccadilly, London; and S. Cheyne, Edinburgh. Contemporary calf, red leather spine label w/ gilt lettering. Translated and edited by Elizabeth Smith, and based on letters give her by Dr Mummsen of Altona. Elizabeth Smith (1776-1806) was an oriental scholar... View more info

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PATCHWORK

By: Locker, Frederick

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39046


19th century bookplate on endpaper.; Clean and tight in green cloth binding with black borders & decorative gilt device & lettering. Former owner's brief inscription on first blank page; bookplates of the Lockwood Memorial Library of the University of Buffalo on front pastedown Written by the poet and noted book collector Frederick Locker [1821-1895] ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that... View more info

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Selections from the WRITINGS OF MRS. SARAH C. EDGARTON MAYO - With a Memoir, by Her Husband

By: Mayo, Sarah C. Edgarton

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Boston, A. Tompkins: 1849

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40523


viii, [9]-432 pages; Publisher's brown cloth, decoratively stamped in blind and lettered in gilt on the spine, pale yellow endpapers. Steel-engraved portrait of Sarah Mayo as frontispiece. A sound and attractive copy, with rubbing and minor chipping to the corners and the spine ends, and foxing largely confined to the endpapers, and particularly the binder's blank leaves between the endpapers and the text block, and the frontispiece and its tissue guard. Mrs. Mayo wro... View more info

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IN THE BRAVE DAYS OF OLD - A TALE OF ROMAN TIMES

By: McKeag, Anna Jane ; "A Girl of Fourteen"

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Washington, PA, Will T. Creigh's Print: 1879

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 39118


Autograph; 95 pages; 12mo. Green cloth binding, boards have ruled borders with decorative devices at corners in blind, gilt lettering at front board. Small tear to cloth at base of spine, light toning to endpapers. OCLC: 25537536 Preface signed by "A. J. M." - Anna Jane McKeag who became an instructor at Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA in 1892. After earning a PhD at University of Pennsylvania in 1900, she subsequently became Professor of Philosophy and Dean o... View more info

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SONGS OF THE SIERRAS

By: Miller, Joaquin

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Boston, Roberts Brothers: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40514


1871 First American Edition. Hardcover. Very good, in publisher's decorative cloth ("B" issue binding) worn at top. First U. S. Edition (text varies considerably from London 1871 edition. ). Probably text issue A, but first page of ads has been removed (second page consistent with A issue). BAL 13751. ; 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 ephemer... View more info

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THE SHIP IN THE DESERT [First Edition]

By: Miller, Joaquin

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Boston, Roberts Brothers: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40515


Very good in publisher's decorated cloth binding. First Edition, with the signature mark C not present. Spine faded, wear at head, Original owner's name date April 1876. Epic poem detailing a journey west across North America during the 1850's. ; 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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GEORGE WASHINGTON JONES - A Christmas Gift That Went a-Begging

By: Stuart, Ruth McInery

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Altemus: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40717


(vi), 201, (2) pages; Blue cloth decorative binding with art nouveau design on front cover. Story about a young boy (african American), partially in dialect. Ruth McEnery Stuart makes extensive use of stereotypic black dialect and African American characters. Joan Wylie Hall states that Stuart's tales provide a detailed picture of post-Civil War life, and according to Sams, her "Negroes have always the genuine Negro humor, ... while her po' white trash are equally a... View more info

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ERECHTHEUS - A TRAGEDY

By: Swinburne, Algernon Charles

Price: $39.95

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39041


Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, gilt ruled border to front board and border in blind to rear board, corners rounded. Armorial bookplate of George Bishop with the motto "Labor Omnia Vincit." Early issue with list of books at rear dated October 1875. A very nice example of this Swinburne first edition. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history... View more info

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A SONG OF ITALY

By: Swinburne, Algernon Charles

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, John Camden Hotten: 1867

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40535


66 & ads pages; Publisher's bright blue smooth cloth, with date "1867" in gilt letters at the foot of the spine, black endpapers. The first edition was 3000 copies and apparantly exceeded the original demand to the extent that various remainder bindings and new combinations of advertisements are found in copies. This copy is bright and fresh, apart from minor rubbing and loss of binding color at the spine ends and tips of the corners. The blue cloth is smooth,... View more info

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THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1867

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39053


362, (2) pages; Tall octavo, publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering. 362, 2 ads double columns. Sadlier, page 81. Some minor wear at head & tail of spine & corners, ffep detached still a Very Good copy, clean & tight in the binding. Illustrations by George H. Thomas. This American edition preceded the last of the weekly parts issued in London, as well as the publication of the second volume of the English edition.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating... View more info

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Three Months with the New York Herald or, Old News on Board of a Homeward-Bounder

By: Wright, Capt. A. Minott

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Published for the Author By William Beverley Harrison: 1891

Seller ID: 40715


222 pages; Publisher's pale blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover lettered within a decorative pattern in dark blue - incorporating a mariner's compass and a ship's wheel. A crisp, fresh copy - with just a hint of rubbing at the spine ends and a couple of small faint marks on the rear cover. An odd book, purportedly musings of a ship's captain on matters of politics, government and modern life, based on his readings in old issues of the New York Herald. ; Exp... View more info