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FOLK-LORE AND LEGENDS IRELAND

By: Tibbits, Charles John

Price: $39.94

Publisher: New York and London, White and Allen: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42114

Condition: Very Good


viii, 192 pages; Contents clean and tight in original binding of blue cloth and floral patterned boards with gilt lettering at spine and gilt rules at boards. t.e.g. OCLC 619573346 Contents cover more than thirty Irish legends including The Headless Horseman of Shanacloch, Larry Hayes and the Enchanted Man, Jack o' the Lantern, Flory Cantillon's Funeral, Saint Brandon and Donagha, The Rock of the Candle, The Spectre of Erigle Traugh, Caniel the Outlaw, The Fairies and the Butler, Fior Usga, etc. View more info

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VIOLINA Or, The Passing of the Old Adam and Eve A Romance

By: Todd, Mary Ives

Price: $149.94

Publisher: New York, Broadway Publishing: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40628

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; (xviii), 268 pages; Contents clean and secure in original decorative binding of brown cloth with decorative stamping in gilt and red with two torches and a mask on front cover and another torch at spine. Some minor chipping of gilt on front cover, spine is a bit faded. Frontispiece and three additional plates. OCLC: 39483986 INSCRIBED by the author "To my dearest friend, / Mr. F. A. Calkins / With the Compliments/ Of the author." [One F. A. Calkins and Todd's husband Baxter Todd were both active in real estate development at the beginning of the 19th century in Los Angeles... View more info

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SHATTERED

By: Trent, Paul ; [pseudonym of Edward Platt ]

Price: $39.94

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38903

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


234 pages; Dustjacket has edgewear and chipping at head and tail of spine, otherwise clean and tight in original green cloth binding. OCLC: 81702107 Paul Trent was the pseudonym of Edward Platt (1872-1946) an English novelist who wrote many books of popular fiction. Wonderful dustjacket art. ; 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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THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: $39.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1867

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39053

Condition: Very Good


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 this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic re... View more info

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LA COMUNIDAD AGUSTINIANA EN EL MONASTERIO DE EL ESCORIAL Obra Cultura (1885 - 1963 )

By: Turienzo, S. Alvarez ; et al

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Biblioteca La Ciudad De Rios: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40475

Condition: Very Good+


716 pages; Clean and secure in brown cloth binding with gilt lettering. (much sturdier and more attractive than the common softcover edition). Includes an extensive biobibliography of the works of the members of the Order of St. Augustine at the Monastery of El Escorial with a brief biography of each accompanied by a bibliography of his works. Covers all the literary accomplishments including musical, juridical ( legal ), ecclesiastical works and the role of the Augustinians in history. A very important work published in the context of the IV Centenario de la Fundacion del Monasterio 1563 - 19... View more info

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HARPER'S YOUNG PEOPLE An Illustrated Weekly 1888 [Full Year of issues from November 1, 1887 through October 30, 1888 ]

By: Various Authors ; Howard Pyle; Rosine E. Sherwood; Captain Charles King; Palmer Cox; et al.

Price: $124.94

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1888

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41433

Condition: Very Good+


Large quarto volume; clean and tight in original green cloth binding with decorative stamping in gilt, black and red. Some wear to cloth at spine ends. Twelve months of weekly issues (November 1, 1887 through October 30, 1888) of this important 19th century periodical aimed at America's young people. Full page colour lithograph frontispiece titled "An Unwilling Partner" by Rosine E. Sherwood. Harper's Young People began publication in 1879 and later became known as the Harper's Round Table. After 1893 it became a monthly publication until its termination in 1899. This was a well prod... View more info

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NEW READINGS & NEW RENDERINGS OF SHAKESPEARE'S TRAGEDIES (in Three Volumes)

By: Vaughan, Henry Halford

Price: $94.94

Publisher: London, Kegan, Paul, Trench & Co.: 1886

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 39760

Condition: Very Good-


1700 pages; Former owner's attractively printed small nameplate on front pastedown, otherwise clean and tight in original brown cloth bindings with gilt lettering at spine, endpapers splitting at hinges, but still tightly bound, cloth a bit worn at spine ends. Sir Henry Halford Vaughan, or Halford Vaughan (1811-1885) was an English historian, Regius Professor of History at Oxford University, 1848-1858. Heavy three volume set, requires additional charge for priority or international shipping. View more info

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50 POEMS

By: Veit, Richard ; [SIGNED]

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Zurich, Orell Fussli Arts Graphiques: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40038

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Autograph; Clean and tight in original black cloth binding in near Fine dustjacket with minor wear at head of spine. Number 34 of a limited edition SIGNED by the author on the limitation page. This one is additionally inscribed and Signed by the author to Stefan and Juliana Munsing. Stefan P. Munsing [1915-1994] worked in New York City as a designer for Hans Knoll, Norman Bel Geddes and RCA. Munsing served in the Army in World War II, then as Chief of the Monuments, Fine-Arts & Archives Section in Munich. The MFAA was an Army unit locating stolen artworks which had disappeared into the hug... View more info

CAESAR CASCABEL Translated from the French by A. Estoclet

By: Verne, Jules

Price: $149.94

Publisher: New York, Cassell Publishing Company: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41539

Condition: Very Good


iv, 373 pages; Former owner's name and date on ffep, otherwise clean and tight in original dark mustard pictorial cloth binding depicting a horse drawn wagon in the mountains. Cloth worn at spine ends, minor dust toning, a few scattered spots of toning to margins of text block, corners mildly rounded. 80 black and white illustrations by George Roux; the plates printed on one side only, no ads. This New York edition is the First edition in English, (precedes the London edition). While touring the United States in 1867, A family of French circus performers become stranded in America when ... View more info

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NOBLE BLOOD: A Prussian Cadet Story and A WEST POINT PARALLEL: AN American Cadet Story

By: Von Wildenbruch, Ernst ; Charles King ; Anne Williston Ward

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, F. T. Neely: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41646

Condition: Very Good


211 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding; cloth rubbed at corners and spine ends. Top edges gilt, foredge untrimmed. The wonderful scene on the decorative cloth binding wraps around from the front board to the spine and rear board. The scene depicts on the front board a Cadet standing in a wooded area aiming his rifle in the woods and continue to a view of his pack and bedroll on the rear cover. Two Stories in one volume: Noble Blood was translated from the German by Charles King & Anne Williston Ward, and A West Point Parallel was written by Charles King. ; Experie... View more info

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ANECDOTES OF PAINTING IN ENGLAND with some account of the principal artists and incidental notes on other arts. Also a Catalogue of Engravers who have been born or resided in England

By: Walpole, Horace ; George Vertue ; Rev. James Dallaway ; Ralph N. Wornum

Price: $84.94

Publisher: London, Henry G. Bohn: 1862

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 38929

Condition: Very Good-


1075 pages; Three Volume Set. Contemporary quarter green calf, gilt decorated compartments at spines, five raised bands, marbled boards and endpapaers, and top edges gilt; lacking spine labels incomplete; scattered light foxing. Various paginations, plates with tissue-guards. Pagination: xxxii, 350; (viii), 351-720; (viii), 721-1008, 481-511, (36). Collected by the late George Vertue; digested and published from his original mss. by Horace Walpole; with additions by the Rev. James Dallaway. A New Edition, Revised with additional notes by Ralph N. Wornum View more info

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THE PLUME: A Tuft of Literary Feathers

By: Warland, John H.

Price: $84.94

Publisher: Boston, Benjamin B. Mussey: 1847

Seller ID: 41722

Condition: Very Good+


311 pages; Wright 2670. Quite a nice example. Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and decorative blindstamping to boards; humourous frontispiece illustration. Small chip to cloth at top corner of spine, rubbed at lover corner of front board, light scattered foxing. OCLC: 2919711 An anthology of more than fifty pieces by Warland - both prose and poetry. John H. Warland (1807-1872) was a native of Cambridge, Mass., and a graduate of Harvard College. He studied theology but never was ordained as a preacher; instead he turned to writing. Warland wrote som... View more info

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AS WE GO

By: Warner, Charles Dudley

Price: $9.94

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1894

Seller ID: 40056

Condition: Very Good


195 pages; Clean and tight in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decoration at spine and front cover in a lovely pattern of torches with ribbon bows. Text & illustrations are clean and bright, a couple minor spots of foxing on endpapers. A very attractive "Nineties" book with delightful illustrations. ; 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

TYPED LETTER SIGNED by Frank Waters to Ralph H. Houston

By: Waters, Frank

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Manuscript: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42199

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 1 pages; Clean single sheet typed letter on printed letterhead, signed by Frank Waters, with two folds. Letterhead reads: " FRANK WATERS / Taos, New Nexico" Dated October 25, 1960. "Thanks for your nice note. I was sorry / I missed you the day you left, but hope you saw / some interesting drawings on the cliffs. ..."; Signed by Author View more info

TYPED LETTER SIGNED by Frank Waters to Ralph H. Houston

By: Waters, Frank

Price: $39.94

Publisher: Manuscript: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 42200

Condition: Very Good


Autograph; 1 pages; Clean single sheet typed letter on printed letterhead, signed by Frank Waters, with two folds, two offset marks from removed cellotape. Letterhead reads: " FRANK WATERS / Taos, New Nexico" Dated October 25, 1960. "Thanks for yourkind and spontaneous note about the Otowi book -- one that seems to be in your field of concerns, as it is mine. I've just moved down here in Santa Fe for the winter to do some work for the New Mexico Arts Commission. ..." Additional typed address -- "546 Canyon Road / Santa Fe, New Mexico" ; Signed by Author View more info

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Corrected Proofs

By: Weld, H. Hastings

Price: $99.94

Publisher: Boston, Russell, Shattuck & Co.: 1836

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41721

Condition: Very Good


261 & [1, errata] pages; Publisher's binding: an unusual medium brown cloth with fine vertical ribbing and an all-over pattern of mixed symbol-like design. The covers each have an elaborate decorative frame impressed in blind, the spine has the title stamped in gilt in all capital letters. Plain endpapers, wood-engraved vignette (the author?) on title page depicting an editor holding a sheet titled "Corrected Proofs", just off the press. A well-preserved copy, the original binding is unworn and intact at the delicate spine ends. The endpapers and the entire text block are foxed, wi... View more info

The Adventures of Tommy

By: Wells, H. G.

Price: $34.94

Publisher: London, Goerge G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41177

Condition: Very Good


44 & 1 pages; Publisher's binding: tan cloth spine over yellow tan boards with lettering and a pictorial design in black. This is the first British trade edition, following a limited edition issued in 1928. The charming book relates the story of a young boy who rescues a very wealthy man and is rewarded with an elephant. Wells' drawings, all in colors, are accompanied by his the story in his own hand (in facsimile), the story is also offered in letter-press on facing pages. Well's manuscript, so cleverly reproducing in this edition, had a most interesting genesis. An illness in 1898 lef... View more info

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LETTERS TO MY FATHER - William Styron

By: West, James L.W. ; (editor) ; William Styron

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Baton Rouge, LSU Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42151

Condition: Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket


Southern Literary Studies; 238 pages; Contents clean and secure in original binding, dustjacket clean and fresh; corner of ffep clipped. From the flap: "I've finally pretty much decided what to write next -- a novel based on Nat Turner's rebellion," twenty-six-year-old William Styron confided to his father in a letter he wrote on May 1, 1952. Styron would not publish his Pulitzer Prize--winning The Confessions of Nat Turner until 1967, but this letter undercuts those critics who later attacked the writer as an opportunist capitalizing on the heated racial climate of the late 1960s. Fro... View more info

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CLIPPED WINGS

By: Westerman, Percy F. ; E.S. Hodgson (illustrator)

Price: $24.94

Publisher: London, Blackie and Son: 1920

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41349

Condition: Very Good


319 pages View more info

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DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS in 18 Volumes Wheatley Limited Numbered Edition

By: Wheatley, Henry B. ; Samuel Pepys

Price: $349.94

Publisher: Boston, Francis A. Niccolls Co.: 1892

Seller ID: 39369

Condition: Very Good


Contents clean and tight, mild toning to endpapers in original light red cloth bindings with printed title labels at spines; labels toned, small scrape to cloth near bottom of spine of Volume 2, bottom edge of pages and cloth on rear board of Volume 17 mildly rippled. Set No. 536 of only 1000 sets issued - Wheatley Limited Numbered Edition. For the First Time Fully Transcribed from the shorthand manuscript inthe Pepysian Library, Magdalene College, Cambridge, by the Rev. Mynors Bright, M.A., Late Fellow and President of the College, with Lord Braybrooke's note. Edited with extensive additi... View more info