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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 Joseph Goebbels, who would later become the Nazi propaganda minister. Goebbels is said to have admired his professor at th... 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 Mirabeau, who was the great-grandson of Victor de Riquetti, marquis de Mirabeau (Mirabeau Père), noted 18th century economist, and... View more info

FORTY YEARS ON

By: Hamilton, Lord Ernest ; [Coleman Jennings' copy]

Price: $19.94

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran: 1922

Seller ID: 42422

Condition: Very Good+


viii, 311 pages; Clean and secure in original green cloth binding with printed title labels at spine and front board. Original owner's signature on ffep- "Coleman Jennings / April 1923" The AUTHOR: Lord Ernest William Hamilton (1858 – 1939) was a United Kingdom soldier and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1885 to 1892. Hamilton was educated at Harrow School and Royal Military College, Sandhurst. He became a captain in the 11th Hussars; his soldiering in the late 1870s and early 1880s seems to have included much cricket playing and riding to the hunt. ... View more info

THE PINERO BIRTHDAY BOOK

By: Hamilton, Myra ; (editor); Arthur Wing Pinero

Price: $9.94

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1898

Seller ID: 41174

Condition: Very Good


Attractive 1890's cloth binding. The owner's name (Sarah Davis, 1919) and about a dozen names recorded on their birthday dates. A charming book with a quote from the works of Arthur Wing Pinero for each day of the year - space on the opposite page to record names of those born on that day of the month. Clean and tight in original blue cloth binding with gilt letering at spine and gilt lettering and decorative stamping on front cover. ; 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 epheme... View more info

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ON THE OLD TRAIL

By: Harte, Bret

Price: $34.94

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39345

Condition: Very Good


317 pages; Contents clean and tight in original pictorial cloth binding showing a horse and rider on the front board, light blue background a bit rubbed, but still quite nice, bright gilt lettering at spine, light toning to endpapers. Former owner's attractive leather book label on front endpaper - John Stuart Groves, noted bibliophile and member of the Lincoln Club of Delaware, whose collection of Lincolniana resides at the University of Delaware Library.Groves was a Delawarean who graduated from Wilmington High School in 1900. Early in his career, he joined the E.I. Du Pont Company, workin... View more info

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Tales of the Argonauts and Eastern Sketches

By: Harte, Bret

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin & Co.: 1896

Seller ID: 39346

Condition: Very Good


The Writings of Bret Harte - Riverside Edition; vi, 486 pages; Contents clean and tight in 19th century binding of brown half morocco and marbled boards, five raised bands and gilt titles at spine, leather rubbed at extremities, but quite nice binding. OCLC: 25791039 View more info

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The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Stories including Earlier Papers, Spanish and American Legends, Tales of the Argonauts, etc.

By: Harte, Bret

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1885

Seller ID: 39439

Condition: Very Good


The Works of Bret Harte, Riverside Edition; vii, (1), 395 pages; 19th century bookplate of "Garret A. Hobart " otherwise clean and secure in 19th century binding of brown leather over marbled boards, marbled endpapers, gilt lettering flaking at spine, leather worn at head of spine. OCLC: 3698142 (later printing). An attractive edition of this great collection of Harte's short stories and essays. View more info

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PHYLLIS OF THE SIERRAS and A Drift From Redwood Camp

By: Harte, Bret

Price: $14.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1888

Seller ID: 40144

Condition: Very Good


Former owner's name on endpapers, otherwise clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and decorative blindstamping. OCLC: 2861829 American author and poet Bret Harte (1836-1902) is known for his portrayal of the pioneering life in California, where he worked as a miner, teacher, messenger, and journalist. An intereseting tale of a young man trekking to the Sierras for his health and the pioneer families he meets there. View more info

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Flip And Found at Blazing Star

By: Harte, Bret ; [William Eleroy Curtis ' copy]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1882

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40590

Condition: Very Good


192 pages; Former owner's name and charming 19th century bookplate [William E. Curtis], otherwise clean and tight in original binding of green cloth with gilt lettering and decorative stamping in black at spine and front board, stamping in blind at rear board, gray-green endpapers. A bright nice example with a small chip to cloth at base of spine. Provenance: This book bears the bookplate and signature of William Eleroy Curtis (1850-1911) who was an author and traveling correspondent for two Chicago newspapers, the Inter-Ocean (1873-1886) and the Record Herald (1887-1911). In addition to his ... View more info

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EAST AND WEST POEMS [1871 - 1st Edition]

By: Harte, Bret ; [William Eleroy Curtis ]

Price: $24.94

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood & Co.: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40599

Condition: Very Good


171 pages; Former owner's name and charming 19th century bookplate [William E. Curtis], otherwise clean and tight in original binding of green cloth with beveled boards and gilt lettering, brown endpapers. A bright nice example with a small chip to cloth at base of spine. BAL 7256. Provenance: This book bears the bookplate and signature of William Eleroy Curtis (1850-1911) who was an author and traveling correspondent for two Chicago newspapers, the Inter-Ocean (1873-1886) and the Record Herald (1887-1911). In addition to his many journalistic travels abroad, Curtis accompanied General Geor... View more info

English Fairy and Other Folk Tales

By: Hartland, Edwin Sydney

Price: $10.94

Publisher: London, Walter Scott, Ltd: 1890

Seller ID: 42091

Condition: Very Good-


Camelot Series; 282, (20) pages; Contents clean and secure in original binding, paper title label at spine darkened and chipped, wear at spine ends. Edwin S. Hartland was a solicitor in Swansea and later Gloucester, and served as President of the Folklore Society, 1899-1901. His primary interest was the folktale and he rapidly became one the country's leading experts in that field. His publications include English Fairy and Other Folk Tales (1890), an anthology of texts, and The Science of Fairytales: An Enquiry into the Fairy Mythology (1891), which attempted a theory of the subject, based ... View more info

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Transformation Or, the Romance of Monte-Beni

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $399.94

Publisher: Leipzig, Bernard Tauchnitz: 1860

Seller ID: 39160

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


60 mounted albumen photographs; xii, 292; xi, 280 & [1] pages; Two volumes bound in one. Contemporary full vellum, with elaborate gilt-stamped decorations, title stamped in gilt: "THE MARBLE FAUN" (using the American title of Hawthorne's novel, rather than the British title "Transformation" which had also been adopted for this Tauchnitz edition. Pattern printed mounted silk endpapers, edges of the leaves decoratively stained red. The vellum and its gilt-stamping have been marvelously preserved in original freshness by a red fabric dust jacket, lined with paper. This scarce ... View more info

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Zvi Hecker: The Responsibility of the Architect ARIEL - A Quarterly Review of the Arts and Sciences in Israel Number 36

By: Hazleton, Lesley

Price: $5.94

Publisher: Jerusalem, Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38454

Condition: Near Fine


20 pages; Clean and tight in original glossy pictorial wrappers. A twenty page article in this issue of Ariel, which also includes: The Bride and the Butterfly Hunter by Nissim Aloni; Six Poems by Dahlia Ravikovich; The Garden of Eden and Prehistory by Avraham Ronen; The Status of the Oriental Artist by Amnon Shiloah; New Directions in Design: The Bezalel Academy by Naomi Doudai; etc. ; 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

TABLE TALK Opinions on Books, Men, and Things -- First Series and Second Series (Four Parts bound in Two Volumes)

By: Hazlitt, William

Price: $249.94

Publisher: New York, Wiley and Putnam: 1845

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 42142

Condition: Very Good


viii, 183; iv, 203; viii, 266; iv, 218; pages; Two volumes bound in dark brown half leather with marbled boards, four raised bands, gilt lettering and decorative stamping at spine, contents clean and secure in the bindings; leather rubbed at corners, some shallow chipping at head of Volume I, still an attractive set. Two 19th century armorial bookplates of former owners, representing two generations of the Mason family - Sidney Mason (1799-1871) and Theodorus Bailey Myers Mason (1848-1899). The bookplates have in common a figure of a mermaid holding a mirror, which is the central representa... View more info

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Lectures On The English Poets Delivered at the Surrey Institution

By: Hazlitt, William

Price: $99.94

Publisher: London, Printed for Taylor and Hessey: 1818

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 42173

Condition: Very Good


(vi), 331, (1) pages; Contents clean and secure in contemporary binding. Half bound light brown calf with marbled boards, five raised bands, black leather title label at spine with gilt lettering. Leather and edges of boards rubbed, corners rounded; spots of offsetting/foxing to endpapers. Errata slip present, no half-title, no ads. William Hazlitt (1778 – 1830) was an English essayist, drama and literary critic, painter, social commentator, and philosopher. He is now considered one of the greatest critics and essayists in the history of the English language, placed in the company of Samu... View more info

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A History of English Literature in a Series of Lectures [Two volume set]

By: Hearn, Lafcadio

Price: $249.94

Publisher: Tokyo, Hokuseido Press: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39524

Condition: Very Good


914 pages; Two volumes in original maroon leatherette bindings with gilt lettering at spine and gilt emblem on front covers, top edges gilt; pages clean and unmarked, but outer page edges show light scattered foxxing when book is closed. Former owner's name on front paste-down endpaper of Volume 1. OCLC: 2408125 At the rear of Volume 1 a printed note is tipped-in stating: "Special attention is called to the Author's seal in Japanese characters, made of green agate produced in Idzumo Province. Among so many others, Hearn liked this one best, being a present from Mr. Sentaro Nishida who ... View more info

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Geschichte des Studiums der classischen Litteratur seit dem Wiederaufleben der Wissenschaften Mit einer Einleitung welche die Geschichte der Classiker im Mittelalter enthält

By: Heeren, Arnold Hermann Ludwig

Price: $174.94

Publisher: Göttingen, Johann Georg Rosenbusch (Band 2: Johann Friedrich Röwer): 1797, 1801

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 39484

Condition: Very Good+


xiv, 308; viii, 311 pages; Contemporary brown half calf over pattern-printed paper-covered boards, five raised bands on the spine, gilt-lettered labels in tan and light blue, plain endpapers, edges decoratively stained red. Two volumes bound in one. These volumes form part of a larger series: Geschichte der Künste und Wissenschaften seit der Wiederherstellung derselben bis an das Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. Von einer Gesellschaft gelehrter Männer ausgearbeitet. Of which these volumes form the fourth division -- [Vierte Abtheilung. Philologie. I. Geschichte des Studiums der griech... View more info

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THE NEW WORLD AND THE NEW BOOK - An Address, Delivered Before the Nineteenth Century Club of New York City, Jan. 15, 1891 with KINDRED ESSAYS

By: Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

Price: $34.94

Publisher: Boston, Lee and Shephard: 1892

Seller ID: 41336

Condition: Very Good+


239, (6) pages; Clean and tight in original navy blue cloth binding with bright gilt lettering at spine, some very minor rubbing at spine ends. Quite a nice example of this scarce collection of Higginson's essays. A series of essays on literature and books ranging from "High-Water Marks" to Dime Novels and addressing much territory in between and around. Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823 – 1911) was an American Unitarian minister, author, abolitionist, and soldier. He was active in the American Abolitionism movement during the 1840s and 1850s. During the Civil War, he served as co... View more info

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The Choice Works of THOMAS HOOD in Four Volumes [with the bookplates of Baltimore philanthropist Frank Frick]

By: Hood, Thomas

Price: $124.99

Publisher: New York, Geo. P. Putnam & Co.: 1852

Seller ID: 41467

Condition: Good+


4 vols pages; Four volume set, bound in contemporary brown half calf over marbled boards, marbled endpapers and edges of the text blocks marbled to match. Considerable wear to all volumes, labels missing, and with heavy rubbing to the spines and corners, including small areas of loss. The appeal of this set to historians and collectors stems derives from its provenance in the rich social history of Baltimore, Maryland, not from its worn appearance. Each volume is inscribed on its title page by Baltimore philanthropist and arts patron Frank Frick [1828-1910] to his mother, Mary Frick, wife of... View more info

Le Opere di Orazio Flacco Recate in versi italiani da Tommaso Gargallo

By: Horace ; Quintus Horatius Flaccus ; translated by Tommaso Gargalloataaa

Price: $399.99

Publisher: Como, figli di Carlantonio Ostinelli: 1827

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41494

Condition: Very Good+


304; 429 pages; Two volumes, bound in contemporary half vellum over pattern-printed paper covered boards, flat spines with leather labels in red and black, lettered in gilt. Bindings display just a touch of light soiling, but a handsome, tight and clean set. This charming 1827 first edition of Tommaso Gargallo's esteemed translation of Horace from Latin into modern Italian has a most interesting provenance: it was the property of two generations of one of the leading families of the American Abolitionist movement -- the son and grandson of Samuel J. May. There are ownership signatures in... View more info