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LETTERS OF HENRY ADAMS 1858-1891 [ Limited Edition ]

By: Ford, Worthington Chauncey (Editor) ; Henry Adams

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38838

Condition: Near Fine


One of a very LIMITED EDITION of 325 copies with uncut foredges, of which only 300 were for sale. Original red cloth with printed paper title label at spine in matching red slipcase w/ spine lable. Near Fine in Very Good slipcase (light rubbing). Nice frontispiece portrait of Adams. BAL 47 Inscription on ffep: "Chloe Champcommunal / Wilmington - Fall 1931 / from W. K. L." Chloe Champcommunal - the daughter of Elspeth Champcommunal, a noted fashion designer and the first editor of Vogue Magazine in Britain (1916-1922). Champcommunal became a house designer with the House of Worth ... View more info

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HELD TO RANSOM A Story of Spanish Brigands

By: Forester, F. B. ; Archibald Webb

Price: $14.94

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson And Sons: 1902

Seller ID: 41348

Condition: Very Good


viii, (2), 9-408, (8) pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding with the image smoking gun and bag of dubloons on the spine and a Spanish brigand with a rifle on a rocky coastline on the front board, bright gilt at spine. Light foxing to titlepage and frontis. OCLC: 44083527 Six full page plate illustrations by Archibald Webb. View more info

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JOCASTE ET LE CHAT MAIGRE [ Lovely Leather Binding]

By: France, Anatole

Price: $19.94

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

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ROOM OF THE YELLOW ROSES - A Fantasy in Six Scenes

By: Fue, Charles

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Stamford, Brock and Wallston: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40720

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


xi, 154 pages; Clean and tight in original binding and nice dustjacket. OCLC: 3459817; 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

PARIS TOKIO TOUTE MA TERRE [SIGNED]

By: Furukaki, Tetsuro ; [Isaac Stern's copy]

Price: $29.94

Publisher: Paris, Rene Julliard: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41218

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; 94 pages; Inscribed and signed by the author on the half title. Clean and tight in original tan wrappers. From the collection of the violinist Isaac Stern [1920-2001] -- Inscribed to his wife with his "chop" mark in Chinese characters at the rear. (In the Oscar-winning documentary of his 1979 trip to China "From Mao to Mozart," Maestro Stern is seen receiving the gift of his chop with delight: "No more signing!" From now on, "Chop, Chop, Chop!") Tetsuro Furukaki was a Japanese poet and a francophile, who served as Japanese Ambassador to France. He ... View more info

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Elizabethan Songs "In Honour of Love and Beautie"

By: Garrett, Edmund H. ; Andrew Lang (introduction)

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 41831

Condition: Very Good-


178 pages; Green cloth front board elaborately stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Illustrated with photogravures (with tissue-guards), 50 engraved head and tail-pieces. Former owner's name on front endpapers, otherwise clean and secure. Binding rubbed and worn at spine, some loss of gilt to cover, still an attractive book. Contributors include: Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, Nicholas Breton, William Browne, Thomas Campion, Thomas Carew, Abraham Cowley, Samuel Daniel, Thomas Dekker, Michael Drayton, William Drummond, Sir Edward Dyer, et alus. View more info

CRANFORD BY MRS. GASKELL

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

Price: $34.94

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

VESPER

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

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Robert Carter & Brothers: 1863

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 40457

Condition: Very Good


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 and her husband were both successful authors. Madame de Gasparin's writings on morals had a particularly wide audience, espec... View more info

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THE FOLK-SPEECH OF CUMBERLAND AND SOME DISTRICTS ADJACENT Being Short Stories and Rhymes In the Dialects of the West Border Counties

By: Gibson, Alexander Craig

Price: $19.94

Publisher: London, Bemrose & Sons: 1891

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 42242

Condition: Very Good


viii, 208 pages; Clean and secure in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, cloth a bit faded at backstrip. Cumbrian tales including: "Joe and the Geologist," "Bobby Banks's Bodderment," "The Bannasyde Cairns," "The Skulls of Calgarth," "A Lockerbye Lycke," etc. Also has a Glossary of Scottish and Cumbrian words. View more info

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THE BAVIAD AND MAEVIAD

By: Gifford, William

Price: $74.94

Publisher: London, Printed for J. Wright by W. Bulmer and Co.: 1800

Edition: Sixth

Seller ID: 42102

Condition: Good+


xx, 188 pages; Contents clean and secure in full calf binding. Black leather title label at spine, gilt lettering, ruled compartments and decorative devices at spine. Leather dry, hinges tender. Original owner's signature "P. Hagner" Peter Hagner (1772-1850) was a financier and United States civil servant. Hagner was appointed a clerk in the U.S. Treasury Department by Gen. George Washington in 1793, assistant accountant of the U.S. Department of War in 1797, and third auditor by James Monroe in 1817. He served under every administration for fifty-six consecutive years, retiring in ... View more info

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FLORA LIEDER UND WEISEN

By: Godin, Amélie

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Munchen, Theo. Stroeser's: 1892

Seller ID: 40148

Condition: Very Good


Former owner's name on half-title (Kastenbach), otherwise clean and tight in original decorative blue cloth binding with bouquet of flowers on front cover in white, red green, blue and gold, all page edges gilt, floral patterned endpapers. Colour lithographed titlepage, plus 10 colour lithographic illustrations along with b&w illustrations on almost every page. OCLC: 838968070 A charming book. View more info

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The Select Works of Oliver Goldsmith in One Volume with the Portrait of the Author

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $19.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1842

Seller ID: 39308

Condition: Very Good


Tauchnitz Collection of British Authors; vi, (2), 399 pages; Bound in quarter red calf with marbled boards and marbled endpapers, leather rubbed at extremities, contents clean and tight. Bound by R.W. Smith & Co. Binders, Marion St., New York Copyright Edition. OCLC: 2484545 Todd and Bowden No. 22Ba Including The Vicar of Wakefield; Poems; Plays: The Good-natured Man - a Comedy, She Stoops to Conquer - a Comedy, Scene from the Grumbler - a Farce. View more info

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The Deserted Village Wood-engravings by Stephanie Maberly Smith

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

Price: $49.94

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

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HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW SEVENTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY

By: Goold, William; Henry Burrage ; J.W. Symonds; et alus

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Maine Historical Society: 1882

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38722

Condition: Very Good+


171 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and a gilt image of Longfellow on front cover, engraved portrait of Longfellow at frontispiece with tissue guard. Quite a nice example of this commemorative book. Printed illustrated flyer from the Longfellow House laid-in. Record of meeting.--Opening address [by] Hon. W.G. Barrows.--Laus laureati [by] J.P. Baxter.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and his paternal ancestry [by] Rev. H.S. Burrage.--General Peleg Wadsworth, and the maternal ancestry of Henry W. Longfellow [by] Hon. William Goold.--The Portland... View more info

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DREAM DAYS

By: Grahame, Kenneth

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York and London, John Lane The Bodley Head: 1899

Seller ID: 42260

Condition: Very Good-


275, 15 (ads) pages; Contents are clean and secure in original yellow buckram binding with lettering and decorative stamping in dark blue. Cloth is toned at spine and has general dust soiling, cloth worn at spine ends and lower corners. This collection of Kenneth Grahame's short stories and recollections of childhood include: The Twenty-first of October; Dies Irae; Mutabile Semper; The Magic Ring; Its Walls Were as of Jasper; A Saga of the Seas; The Reluctant Dragon; and A Departure. View more info

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MORE POEMS 1961

By: Graves, Robert

Price: $15.94

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40367

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Former owner's name on endpaper.; Clean and tight in original binding in Near Fine dustjacket. ; 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 SPLEEN, AND OTHER POEMS with a Prefatory Essay by J. Aikin, M. D.

By: Green, Matthew

Price: $34.94

Publisher: London, Printed for T. Cadell, Junr. and W. Davies: 1796

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42100

Condition: Fair


xxxi, (1), 94 pages; Text block clean and secure in binding, all three engravings present (toned and offsetting to opposite pages), halftitle present, but titlepage lacking (supplied in facsimile). Full calf binding with leather title label and gilt ruling at spine, binding rubbed and front board nearly detached. Illustrations by Thomas Stothard, engraved by James Heath, J. Neagle and T. Parker. Former owner's name on second blank -- "A. B. Hagner" -- Alexander Burton Hagner (1826–1915) was a United States federal judge. Born in Washington, D.C., Hagner attended St. John's Col... View more info

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Doctor Samuel Johnson and the Principal of St. Mary Hall

By: Greenwood, David

Price: $5.94

Publisher: Oxford, Bodleian Library Record: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38419

Condition: Fine


4 pages; Clean and tight in original printed wrappers. An offprint from the June 1971 issue of The Bodleian Library Record. ; 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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TALIS QUALIS or Tales of the Jury Room

By: Griffin, Gerald

Price: $74.94

Publisher: Dublin, James Duffy & Sons: 1845

Seller ID: 40647

Condition: Very Good


(viii), 463 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spine and decorative stamping in blind to boards. No date printed, but circa 1845. Posthumously published, this delightful collection of stories is set in an improbable framework. An English visitor to Ireland wanders into an empty jury room during the assizes and when the jurors suddenly return to the room hides himself in a cupboard. Their lengthy deliberations produce no verdict, so they are held overnight during which they entertain themselves with telling stories and singing... View more info

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The Bedside Guardian 6 A Selection from the Manchester Guardian 1956 - 1957

By: Group Authors [Alistair Cooke - SIGNED]

Price: $39.94

Publisher: London, Collins: 1957

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 40797

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


256 pages; Publisher's grey pebbled cloth. A fine tight copy in an excellent dust jacket (which has a small brown stain on the rear panel, but is otherwise well preserved. Not price clipped -- 13s. 6d.) With an intriguing inscription in blue ink on the front free endpaper: "For ELLIE / from your [underlined] / bedside guardian / [signed] Alistair / JAN 1. 1957 / Happy 1960." The writing is unmistakably that of Alistair Cooke -- (with his characteristic "f"-like curve to the top of the letter "t" in "Alistair"). It is not surprising to find an inscription ... View more info