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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 an... 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: $19.95

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, ... 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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REPUTATIONS Essays in Criticism

By: Goldring, Douglas

Price: $14.94

Publisher: New York, Thomas Seltzer: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38393

Condition: Very Good


232 pages; Clean and tight in original navy blue cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine, small bump at edge of front board. OCLC: 1303015 Contents include: James Elroy Flecker: an appreciation and some personal memories; Three Georgian Novelists: Compton Mackenzie, Hugh Walpole, Gilbert Cannan; The Later Work of D.H. Lawrence; Mr. Wells and the War; The War and the Poets; An Outburst on Gissing; The Author of "Tarr" [Wyndham Lewis]; The Gordon Selfr... 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: $59.94

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 stu... View more info

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HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW SEVENTY-FIFTH BIRTHDAY

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

Price: $24.94

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.... View more info

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NOT FOR PUBLICATION and Other Stories

By: Gordimer, Nadine

Price: $10.94

Publisher: New York, Viking Press: 1965

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 40015

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


248 pages; Clean and tight in original binding of black cloth spine and green boards in original pictorial dustjacket with edgewear and minor chipping at spine ends. Some toning to boards. ; 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

THE DOUBLE SORROW OF TROILUS

By: Gordon, Ida L. ; Geoffrey Chaucer

Price: $9.94

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40904

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding in very good dustjacket. In the light of scholarly criticism of the last few decades, new depths and complexities in Chaucer's poetry have become apparent, and new problems of interpretation have arisen, which have come to centre on the question of ironic intent, or "allegory," in his major poems. This study of Troilus and Criseyde approaches the problem primarily by verbal analysis of ambiguous passages in the poem.... View more info

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DREAM DAYS

By: Grahame, Kenneth

Price: $19.94

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 D... View more info

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MORE POEMS 1961

By: Graves, Robert

Price: $19.94

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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LARS PORSENA OR THE FUTURE OF SWEARING AND IMPROPER LANGUAGE

By: Graves, Robert

Price: $9.99

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co Ltd: 1931

Seller ID: 42124

Condition: Good


TO-DAY AND TO-MORROW SERIES; 94, 16 pages; Contents clean and secure in original boards with printed title labels, 4 clippings tipped onto two blank leaves at rear, binding worn at corners and edges 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" -- Alexan... 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 deliber... 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: $49.94

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 "... View more info

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LIFE AND HARD TIMES, or Sherwood Grover's Twenty-five Years with the Grabhorn Press

By: Grover, Sherwood

Price: $28.94

Publisher: Bethesda, Gallimaufry Press: 1970

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 42188

Condition: Very Good+


(ii), 12, (ii) pages; Clean and secure in original charcoal gray wrappers , tied at spine and bearing a printed title label on front wrapper. Limited Edition of 200 Copies; 100 copies were printed for the occasion of the 1970 meeting of the Washington Chapter of the AIGA at which George L. Harding spoke on the topic "Zamorano to Grabhorn: California Printing, 1834-1965." Seventy-five copies were for the Baltimore Bibliophiles. The paper is Curtis Tweedweave Tex... View more info

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Rede zu Goethes Hundertstem Todestag

By: Gundolf, Friedrich

Price: $19.99

Publisher: Berlin, Georg Bondi: 1932

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 41933

Condition: Very Good+


29 & [3] pages; Publisher's yellow stiff wrappers, front cover lettered in green. Zweite unveranderte auflage. An excellent copy, unworn, with even the fragile overhanging edges of the wrappers undamaged. A speech, written for the University of Paris Goethe festival by the great German Jewish literary scholar, Friedrich Gundolf. Alas, the author did not live to see the Goethe jubilee, but died July 14, 1931, at age 51. Ironically, one of his many students had been ... View more info

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Le Cricri

By: Gyp [pseud. of Sibylle Aimée Marie-Antoinette Gabrielle de Riquetti de Mirabeau, Comtesse de Martel de Janville]

Price: $49.94

Publisher: Paris, Felix Juven: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39842

Condition: Very Good


2 p.l. & 301 pages; Publisher's wrappers, spine and covers printed in brown (ads on rear cover). OCLC Number: 10801330 (12 locations, half in the U.S.) The author published a large number of satyrical novels and an autobiography under the name: "Gyp." Really, she was Sibylle Aimée Marie-Antoinette Gabrielle de Riquetti de Mirabeau, Comtesse de Martel de Janville [1849-1932]. The well-born author was the daughter of Joseph-Arundel de Riquetti, comte de Mirabe... View more info