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JAMAICA NEGRO PROVERBS AND SAYINGS

By: Anderson, Izett ; Frank Cundall

Price: $44.95

Publisher: London, Institute of Jamaica: 1927

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Seller ID: 40195

Condition: Very Good+


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: $24.95

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1890

Seller ID: 38878

Condition: Very Good+


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... 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: $24.95

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1898

Seller ID: 38879

Condition: Very Good+


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. 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: $475.00

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

Seller ID: 39503

Condition: Very Good


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 / ... 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: $950.00

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

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 39492

Condition: Very Good


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, o... View more info

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Les Amours de Plantes, poeme en quatre chants

By: Darwin, Erasmus

Price: $299.95

Publisher: Paris, L'Imprimerie De Digeon: 1800

Seller ID: 39083

Condition: Near Fine


(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... View more info

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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN (5 Volumes Complete)

By: Dryden, John

Price: $224.95

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

Seller ID: 41614

Condition: Very Good


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 characte... View more info

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JOCASTE ET LE CHAT MAIGRE [ Lovely Leather Binding]

By: France, Anatole

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy: 1925

Seller ID: 41345

Condition: Very Good


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. ; Experienc... View more info

CRANFORD BY MRS. GASKELL

By: Gaskell, Mrs. ; (Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell)

Price: $34.95

Publisher: London and New York, Dent and Dutton: 1908

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 42094

Condition: Very Good


xiv, 255 pages; Red three-quarters calf over cloth binding with five raised bands at spine with each compartment containing a central decorative device in four compartments gilt title and author in the other two compartments; title has double ruled borders. Marbled endpapers in red, tan, cream, and green; t.e.g. Illustrated titlepage and frontispiece with illustrator's monogram R K for Reginald Knowles (1879-1950). Former owner's name on blank page. A very good example of these charming sketches of Cranford by Gaskell in an attractive red leather binding. View more info

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The Deserted Village Wood-engravings by Stephanie Maberly Smith

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

Price: $49.95

Publisher: London, The Caravel Press: 1953

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 38592

Condition: Near Fine


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 revivia... View more info

BLACK FRIDAY

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

Price: $64.96

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41211

Condition: Very Good+


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 which was caused by Jay Gould's efforts to corner the market in Gold. Isham relates the story of the Gold Conspiracy from its... View more info

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BLACK FRIDAY

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

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42072

Condition: Very Good


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 panic of Friday Sepetember 24, 1869 which was caused by Jay Gould's efforts to corner the market in Gold. Isham relates the sto... View more info

BIG BROTHER

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

Price: $14.95

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

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 41067

Condition: Very Good+


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 Brother was her first book published. OCLC: 2469188; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item... View more info

WHITE MONARCH AND THE GAS-HOUSE PUP

By: Kirk, Ralph G

Price: $74.95

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

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41523

Condition: Near Fine


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 are now in mylar cover to protect them and the book. Small bookstore ticket at rear - Priscilla Guthrie's Book-Shop/William Pe... 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: $29.95

Publisher: Paris, Academie Des Bibliophiles: 1870

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 38873

Condition: Very Good+


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 1920 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed ... View more info

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A LAD OF THE O'FRIELS

By: Macmanus, Seumas

Price: $74.95

Publisher: New York, McClure, Phillips & Co: 1907

Seller ID: 41337

Condition: Very Good+


296, (7) pages; Former owner's name on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding depicting a brick fireplace with several volumes on books atop the wooden mantle; two very tiny scrapes to edge of front board. OCLC: 27796940 Seumas MacManus (c.1868–1960), was an Irish dramatist, poet, and prolific writer of popular stories, who played an important role in the rise of Irish national literature. Originally from County Donegal, Ireland, Seumas MacManus moved to the United States in 1899. Over the next five decades, MacManus travelled back and forth between Ireland ... View more info

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The Magic Mountain

By: Mann, Thomas

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press: 1962

Seller ID: 42327

Condition: Near Fine


343;366 pages; Clean and tight in original blue cloth and marbled boards in original slipcase. Two Volumes in One. Translated from the German by H.T. Lowe-Porter with an Introductory essay by the Author, Illustrated with wonderful wood engravings by Felix Hoffmann. In this dizzyingly rich novel of ideas, Mann uses a sanatorium in the Swiss Alps--a community devoted exclusively to sickness--as a microcosm for Europe, which in the years before 1914 was already exhibiting the first symptoms of its own terminal irrationality. The Magic Mountain is a monumental work of erudition and irony, sexu... View more info

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LUCILE with Twenty-Four Illustrations by George Du Maurier

By: Meredith, Owen ; [Edward Robert Bulwer Lytton] ; George Du Maurier

Price: $64.95

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1868

Edition: First Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 39807

Condition: Very Good+


vii, (1), 261 pages; First edition with the illustrations by George Du Maurier. Beautiful Victorian decorative binding of green cloth with decorative stamping in black and gilt, gilt lettering at spine, all edges gilt. Former owner's bookplate with printed initials: "B.D.W." and light scattered foxing on reverse of a couple plates. Bookseller's small label at foot of front pastedown endpaper - "S & T Gilbert / Booksellers / 4 Copthal Building / Back of the Bank" and binder's ticket on rear pastedown - "Bound By / Westley's & Co. / London" Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Ly... View more info

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THEATRE COMPLET de J.-B. Poquelin, de MOLIERE in Eight Volumes publié par D. Jouast. Avec la préface de 1682 annotée par G. Monval. Illustrations by Francois Boucher engraved by Tiburce de Mare.

By: Moliere, J.-B. Poquelin de ; Tiburce de Mare ; Francois Boucher

Price: $399.95

Publisher: Paris, Librairie des Bibliophiles, E. Flammarin Successeur: 1885

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 38927

Condition: Very Good


Complete eight volume set bound in quarter morocco over marbled boards with marbled endpapers, with anchor device on title pages, woodcut decorations to heads and tails of acts and plays, green silk ribbon place markers, gilt lettering and decoration at spines. Colour mildly faded at spines with minor rubbing at extremities. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of Molière based on a painting by Charles-Antoine Coypel plus 34 etchings (eaux-fortes) by with tissue guards (avant toute lettre), each etching signed in pencil T. de Mare. Rather than order the suite of etchings by Leloir af... View more info

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RIGHTS OF MAN

By: Paine, Thomas ; Lynd Ward

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New York, Heritage Press: 1961

Seller ID: 42328

Condition: Near Fine


xviii, 269 pages; Clean and tight in original marble patterned cloth with blue banner and gilt lettering at spine in original slipcase. Illustrated with wonderful wood engravings by Lynd Ward; with an introduction by Howard Fast, preface by Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Paine was one of the most influential writers and social philosophers of his time. This work Rights of Man is his most influential and widely read work, beautifully expressing his faith in democracy and egalitarianism. Rights of Man was an immediate sensation in the United States, but the British Parliament labeled it highly se... View more info