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THE LIFE STORY OF AN OLD REBEL

By: Denvir, John

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Dublin, Sealy, Bryers & Walker: 1910

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40635

Condition: Very Good+


viii, 288 pages; Clean and secure in original dark green cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, toning to endpapers, shallow bump to top edge of rear board. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard. Quite scarce in this first edition. The Life Story of an Old Rebel presents the record of a life devoted to the promotion and propagation of the cause of Irish Nationalism in Britain. Born in County Antrim, Ireland, the author John Denvir (1834–1916) spent most of his life in Liverpool, where he established a construction business and also worked for the Irish nationalist cause as journa... View more info

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The Personal History of David Copperfield

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard: 1851

Seller ID: 39473

Condition: Very Good-


viii, 327 p., [8] leaves of plates pages; An early American edition of Dickens' David Copperfield, bound up from the parts issue for the original owner -- black morocco flat spine - paneled and lettered in gilt, over pebbled brown cloth with a decorative pattern stamped in blind. There is a signature in ink on the front paste-down endpaper and pencilled below is the notation "Uttica, N.Y." The blank front free endpaper is partly detaching along the upper portion of the gutter -- there is moderate foxing throughout, a few stains scattered through, along with minor marginal tears to a f... View more info

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Dealings with the Firm of DOMBEY AND SON, Wholesale, Retail, and for Export

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $349.94

Publisher: New York, Wiley and Putnam: 1846, 1848

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39475

Condition: Very Good-


939 pages; The first American edition, bound from the original parts for their first owner in two half calf volumes over marbled boards. The flat spines in tan calf are "paneled" with simple pairs of gilt rules and the title is directly stamped in gilt in each second panel. The bindings are rubbed and worn, with cracking to the leather at the rear hinge of volume I and a piece of leather is now missing at the top of that spine -- (the rear board is holding on its cords). Toning and a few stains scattered throughout the text. Prelims & 939 pp. 34 plates only (usually, sets of the part... View more info

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Pictures from Italy The Vignette Illustrations on Wood, by Samuel Palmer

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $174.94

Publisher: London, Published for the author, By Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars: 1846

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39517

Condition: Very Good-


4 p.l., 270 & [2] pages; First edition, bound in a full deep tan morocco leather art binding, four raised bands on the spine, decorative stamping in blind on the spine and covers, with the initials "MWY" stamped within a decorative diamond-shaped lozenge constructed of decorative tools in blind on the front cover, and the date: "1924" stamped in the center of a matching lozenge on the rear cover. An interesting copy, certainly a first edition, in a handsome, albeit worn, binding which is more to the (neo) Georgian, than the Victorian taste. There are hand-marbled endapers, w... View more info

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Children's Stories from Dickens, Re-told By His Grand-Daughter and Others Illustrated by: [Frances Brundage], Harold Copping, The Baroness Orezy, Willis Grey, Edith Scannell & Major Giles; edited by Edric Vredenburg

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $34.94

Publisher: London, Raphael Tuck & Sons: 1907

Seller ID: 39747

Condition: Very Good


104 pages; Publisher's green cloth, pictorial decoration in gilt on the front cover and spine, beveled edges to the boards. Date is approximate. Minor wear to the binding, with a short, trifling tear at the edge of the rear free endpaper, some tanning to the first and last leaves (transfer from the paper of the endpapers), and a black ink rectangle to a small portion of the title page (effectively obscuring a single name). The first Tuck-published text with this title was issued about 1890, with 48 pages of letterpress text, and 12 chromolithographed illustrations by Frances Brundage. By th... View more info

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Oliver Twist

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $249.99

Publisher: Philadelphia, Blanchard and Lea: 1851

Seller ID: 40730

ISBN: 2736708482

Condition: Very Good


212 pages; Contemporary black half leather over marbled boards, flat spine "paneled" with pairs of gilt rules, title stamped in gilt in the second panel. Sound, but somewhat rubbed, particularly at the spine ends and lower corners. With a remarkable provenance. There is a circular stamp impressed in blind on the verso of the front free-endpaper: "Thos. C. Acton New York" This is confirmed by a pencil signature at the head of the Introduction (p. [iii]) -- "1/2 Blue / T. C. Acton." The owner was Thomas Coxon Acton [1823-1898] -- public servant, politician, reform... View more info

The Seven Poor Travellers Embellished with illustrations by Arthur Hogg

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $99.94

Publisher: New York, James Pott & Co.: 1908

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41502

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


71 & [1] pages; Publisher's red cloth, gilt lettering on spine and front cover, with gilt-stamped floral decorations and rules stamped in blind. Pale grey-green floral patterned endpapers, top edges gilt. The plain glassine dust jacket shows only minor toning, and while it is impossible to prove that it is original, it has clearly been wrapped around this copy for a very long time, and is consistent with the nature of this small "gift book." Four full page colour tinted illustrations by Arthur Hogg. The title page does not specify a date; the date of 1908 is determined by a brief rev... View more info

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Emily Dickinson

By: Dickinson, Emily ; Louis Untermeyer (introduction)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42251

Condition: Very Good


The Pamphlet Poets Series ; 30 pages; Contents unmarked and secure in original printed wrappers. Front wrapper has small chip at outer edge. View more info

ST. NICHOLAS An Illustrated Magazine For Young Folks - Vol. XV Part II May 1888 to October 1888 [includes The Little Confederate ]

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes (editor) ; Jesse Willcox Smith; Louisa M. Alcott; E. W. Kemble

Price: $49.94

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1888

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41048

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and tight in beautiful Victorian pictorial red cloth binding with decorative stamping in gilt and black. A really lovely book with some minor wear at spine ends. Quarto (9 3/4" by 7 1/2"). Six monthly issues bound together. Contents include: Little Josef Hofmann and The Child Josef Hofmann about the piano prodigy who grew up to be one of the greatest pianists of all time; Hot Weather Babies illustrated by Jesse Willcox Smith; Little Ike Templin (the story of a young black boy in three parts) by Richard Malcolm Johnston with illustrations by E. W. Kemble; Dogs of Noted Ame... View more info

ST. NICHOLAS An Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks Vol. XVI Part II, May 1889 to October 1889

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes; Joel Chandler Harris; Palmer Cox; E.W. Kemble; Celia Thaxter

Price: $44.94

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1889

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41049

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and tight in beautiful Victorian pictorial red cloth binding with decorative stamping in gilt and black. A really lovely book with some mionor wear at spine ends. Quarto (9 3/4" by 7 1/2"). Six monthly issues bound together. Contents include: A Skilled Chinese Youth by Charles Howard Johnson; The Brownies' Garden by Palmer Cox; Among Dogs of High Degree by Noah Brooks; The Bunny Stories by John H. Jewett and illustrated by Culmer Barnes; Captain Duck by Joaquin Miller; The Runaway Daddy Jake by Joel Chandler Harris illustrated by E. W. Kemble (Part 3); Cuff The Orphan Bear Cub... View more info

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TRANSCRIPTS AND STUDIES

By: Dowden, Edward

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41654

Condition: Very Good


525 pages; Clean and tight in original cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front cover and decorative border stamped in blind on both boards. Cloth rubbed at corners, spine ends and edges. Bookplate on front pastedown endpaper of Roderick Stebbins (Harvard, '85), son of the Reverend Horatio Stebbins who succeeded the famed orator Thomas Starr King at San Francisco's First Unitarian Church. Edward Dowden (1843 – 1913), was an Irish critic and poet. In 1867 he was elected professor of oratory and English literature in Dublin University. As commissioner of education in Ireland (... View more info

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THE POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN DRYDEN (5 Volumes Complete)

By: Dryden, John

Price: $224.94

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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A SOCIAL DEPARTURE - How Orthodocia and I Went Round the World by Ourselves With 111 illustrations by F. H. Townsend

By: Duncan, Sara Jeannette ; F. H. Townsend (illustrator)

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Appleton and Co.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40625

Condition: Very Good+


x, 417, (5) pages; Original owner's brief inscription on ffep "December 25, 1891 / With Christmas Greetings / from C. O. E." otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial binding of light brown cloth with gilt lettering at spine and front cover and image of two women each in a rickshaw with a blue sky and a snow-crested mountain in the background (Mount Fuji?). Wonderful b&w illustrations by Townsend throughout. Sara Jeannette Duncan (1861 – 1922) was a Canadian author and journalist. After a brief period of teaching, Duncan got a job as a travelling writer for Canadian newspa... View more info

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A SOCIAL DEPARTURE - How Orthodocia and I Went Round the World by Ourselves With 111 illustrations by F. H. Townsend

By: Duncan, Sara Jeannette ; F. H. Townsend (illustrator)

Price: $64.94

Publisher: New York, Appleton and Co.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41812

Condition: Very Good


x, 417, (5) pages; Previous owner's name on ffep "Alice Wood Daley / 146 Bay St / Stapleton" otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial binding of light brown cloth with gilt lettering at spine and front cover and image of two women riding donkeys, lettering faded at spine. Wonderful b&w illustrations by Townsend throughout. Sara Jeannette Duncan (1861 – 1922) was a Canadian author and journalist. After a brief period of teaching, Duncan got a job as a travelling writer for Canadian newspapers and wrote a column for The Globe, a Toronto paper. Afterward she wrote for the Was... View more info

A SOCIAL DEPARTURE - How Orthodocia and I Went Round the World by Ourselves With 111 illustrations by F. H. Townsend

By: Duncan, Sara Jeannette ; F. H. Townsend (illustrator)

Price: $74.94

Publisher: New York, Appleton and Co.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41912

Condition: Very Good+


x, 417, (5) pages; Original owner's brief inscription on first blank after blue endpapers. "Miss Augusta Wheelock / from her friend / Marietta L. Dingle / Oshawa 29/9/90" otherwise clean and tight in original pictorial binding of light brown cloth with gilt lettering at spine and front cover and image of two women riding donkeys in an arid landscape on front board and two women scrabling over large boulders at spine. Wonderful b&w illustrations by Townsend throughout. Sara Jeannette Duncan (1861 – 1922) was a Canadian author and journalist. After a brief period of teaching, Dunc... View more info

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Hand Colored Engraved Portrait of Gilbert Charles Stuart engraved by Asher Brown Durand from Sarah Goodrich's original Miniature Portrait of Gilbert Charles Stuart, Painter of George Washington's Portrait

By: Durand, Asher Brown ; Sarah Goodrich

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Philadelphia, Robert E. Peterson & Co: 1853

Seller ID: 41883

Condition: Very Good


From The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans; 1 pages; Excellent 19th Century steel engraved portrait of Gilbert Charles Stuart engraved by Asher Brown Durand from Sarah Goodrich's original Miniature Portrait of Gilbert Charles Stuart, Painter of George Washington's Portrait. Image measures 6" X 4" (14" x 11" matted). Clean sharp nicely colored image, matted in white stock with clear mylar. Gilbert Charles Stuart (1755 – 1828) was an American painter from Rhode Island considered one of America's foremost portrait painters. He is best known work for his ... View more info

HISTOIRE DE J. Mc N. WHISTLER et de son oeuvre

By: Duret, Theodore

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Paris, H. Floury: 1914

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 41077

Condition: Very Good


155 pages; Publisher's light brown stiff wrappers, printed in brown. Slightly shaken in wrappers, some light soiling to wrapper, and a faint owner's signature. There is a repair to a portion of the bottom end of the spine. The original publisher's wrappers were designed in keeping with Whistler's own distinctive ideas of book design, including a vignette of his famous butterfly emblem-signature. Théodore Duret was a critic and journalist, who played an important role in the career of the Impressionsts, and was particularly friendly to Whistler. Duret's biography was first published in 1904. ... View more info

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Littell's Living Age (36 issues)

By: E. Littel & Co

Price: $64.94

Publisher: Boston, E. Littel & Co: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41999

Condition: Very Good-


Thirty-six individual issues of Littell's Living Age in original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers are chipped and toned. There are a few volumes ( View more info

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PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST WITH 26 HORSES

By: Eastlake, William

Price: $24.94

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1963

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41456

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


221 pages; Clean and tight in original binding in very nice dustjacket. "The Bronc People makes definite the arrival on the scene of a new, hard, dry, tender, very contemporary talent ... A host of elements gives us sufficient notice that an important writer is among us. Welcome to William Eastlake. -- Herbert Gold in The Nation. ; 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

FANTASIAS by George Egerton [pseudonym]

By: Egerton, George ; (pseudonym of Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright )

Price: $74.94

Publisher: London and New York, John Lane: The Bodley Head: 1898

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 39147

Condition: Very Good+


156, 12 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and front board. Stories include: The star worshipper; The elusive melody; The Mandrake Venus; The futile quest; The kingdom of dreams; The well of truth. Mary Chavelita Dunne Bright (1859 - 1945) was an early feminist and one of the most important of the "New Woman" writers of the nineteenth century fin de siècle. She was born in Australia to a Welsh Protestant mother, Isabel George, and an Irish Catholic father, Captain John J. Dunne, but spent most of her formative years in Dublin and co... View more info