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The History of Pendennis

by THACKERAY, W[illiam] M[akepeace]

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1848-1850
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London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848-1850. First Edition. Octavo (23cm). 24 installments in 23 parts, bound in yellow paper wrappers, some restored. Housed in a red Solander box, half leather over red cloth, titled in gilt on spine, externally stained and a little grubby but internally clean, with red cloth inner chemise. Some light toning and offsetting from illustrations… Read more about this item
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Unpublished Poems of Emily Dickinson

Unpublished Poems of Emily Dickinson

by DICKINSON, Emily [Martha Dickinson Bianchi (Ed.)]

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1936
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Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1936. First Edition. Octavo. 20cm. Publisher's original bottle green cloth titled and decorated in gilt to spine and front board. Dustjacket. 157pp. Light wear to extremities, minor bumping to corners and spine ends, in a dustjacket with some chipping and wear to the upper edge and spine ends with some shallow loss, at some… Read more about this item
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Candide or, Optimism

Candide or, Optimism

by VOLTAIRE, Francois Marie Arouet de; Richard Aldington, transl; May Neama, illus

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First Thus
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1973
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New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1973. First Thus. First LEC printing. Number 310 of 1500 copies signed by the illustrator. Quarto (29cm). White leather over maroon and white gilt-stamped boards; 123pp; illus. Very slight toning to leather on spine, else a Fine copy in Near Fine slipcase. Monthly Letter laid in.
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Philine, from the Unpublished Journals of Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Philine, from the Unpublished Journals of Henri-Frédéric Amiel

by AMIEL, Henri-Frédéric; Van Wyck Brooks, transl & ed; Edmond Jaloux, introd

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1930
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Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1930. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21cm). Fuchsia cloth, titled in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xil,401pp. A tight, clean copy; the spine gilt slightly dulled and the publisher's top-stain somewhat faded, else Near Fine. In the original dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $3.50 on front flap), dusted, a shade darker on spine panel, lightly worn… Read more about this item
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The Tales of Henry James (3 vols, complete: Volume I, 1864-1869; Volume II, 1870-1874; Volume III, 1875-1879)

by JAMES, Henry; Maqbool Aziz, ed

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1973-84
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1973-84. First Edition. First impressions. Three octavo volumes. Cloth hardcovers; dustjacket; 516+648+596pp. Uniformly tight, clean and unmarked in the original, dustwrappers, Near Fine. Definitive scholarly edition of James's short fiction. The series was originally projected for eight volumes, but only three were completed before the editor's death in 2000.
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Moby Dick; or, The Whale

Moby Dick; or, The Whale

by MELVILLE, Herman (novel); MOSER, Barry (illustrations)

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1981
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Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1981. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (27cm); dark blue cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine; dustjacket; xvi,576,[4]pp; illus. Some scattered foxing to the text edges, else clean internally; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $19.95 and $24.95 at upper and lower corners of the front flap), lightly edgeworn, with… Read more about this item
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Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Selected Poems

Alfred, Lord Tennyson: Selected Poems

by TENNYSON, Alfred (poems); STEPHENS, Ian (engravings)

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First Folio Society Edition
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2006
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London: The Folio Society, 2006. First Folio Society Edition. First Printing. Large octavo (28cm); patterned cloth boards and quarter green morocco backstrip, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dark green topstain; publisher's original paper-covered slipcase; xvi,429,[3]pp; illus. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, showing light wear, gentle bump to one lower corner, and a small circular patch of… Read more about this item
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William Wordsworth: Selected Poems

William Wordsworth: Selected Poems

by WORDSWORTH, William (poems); REDDICK, Peter (engravings)

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2003
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London: The Folio Society, 2003. Second Printing. Large octavo (28cm); patterned cloth boards and quarter brown morocco backstrip, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dark brown topstain; publisher's original paper-covered slipcase; xx,495,[5]pp; illus. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase, with a tiny bump to one lower corner at the opening, and some trivial dust-soil.
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The Golden Legend

The Golden Legend

by LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth; Sidney N. Meteyard, illus

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[1910]
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London / New York: Hodder and Stoughton / Geo. H. Doran, [1910]. Edition and printing unstated; this is an early trade issue, bound from British sheets. Small quarto (25cm). Rough-woven tan cloth with spine and covers stamped in gilt and blind; 153pp; 24 inserted leaves of mounted color plates, each with captioned tissue-guard. Engraved bookplate of Marjorie H. Thorpe… Read more about this item
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The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, the Achieving of the San Greal, and in the End Le Morte Darthur with the Dolorous Death and Departing Out of This World of Them All

The Birth Life and Acts of King Arthur, of His Noble Knights of the Round Table, Their Marvellous Enquests and Adventures, the Achieving of the San Greal, and in the End Le Morte Darthur with the Dolorous Death and Departing Out of This World of Them All

by MALORY, Thomas (text); BEARDSLEY, Aubrey (illustrations)

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Facsimile Edition
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1985
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Woodbridge, Suffolk & Dover, New Hampshire: Boydell Press, 1985. Facsimile Edition. One of 500 sets. Two thick octavo volumes (25cm); tan cloth, with titling and pictorial elements stamped in gilt on spine and covers; publisher's original black paper-covered slipcase; [xc],455,[3]; [xxxvi],457-990,[4]pp; illus. Fine in a lightly rubbed, Near Fine slipcase. A handsome facsimile edition of Malory's 1893 work. … Read more about this item
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Further Poems of Emily Dickinson, Withheld From Publication By Her Sister Lavinia

Further Poems of Emily Dickinson, Withheld From Publication By Her Sister Lavinia

by DICKINSON, Emily; Martha Dickinson Bianchi and Alfred Leete Hampson, eds

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1929
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Boston: Little, Brown & Co, 1929. Fifth printing, in the same year as the first. Small octavo (20cm). Green cloth titled in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xx,[1]-210pp. Tight, straight and clean, free of markings or significant wear; Near Fine. In the original dustwrapper, price-clipped, chipped on front and rear panels (not affecting text); Very Good. An… Read more about this item
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Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

by WHITMAN, Walt (text); DANIEL, Lewis C. (illustrations); MORLEY, Christopher (introduction)

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1940
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New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc, 1940. First Edition Thus. Quarto (28cm); green buckram, with title label mounted to spine; green topstain; publisher's original slipcase; xvi,316,[2]pp. Some of the usual sunning to spine, upper rear board corner gently tapped (though still sharp), else clean internally; Very Good+ or better. Slipcase lightly shelfworn, title label gently sunned, with a… Read more about this item
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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by STEVENSON, Robert Louis

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1886
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London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1886. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. 18cm. Contemporary or near contemporary blue cloth binding titled in gilt to spine. 141pp. [3pp] ads to rear, including recto/verso of original wrap. The binding is tight, clean, and handsome, showing only trifling wear to spine ends and extremities. Internally clean, coated black endpapers, some light soiling to… Read more about this item
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La Femmina Dottoressa, o Vero La Teologia Ridotta alla Canocchia
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La Femmina Dottoressa, o Vero La Teologia Ridotta alla Canocchia

by [BOUGEANT, Guillaume-Hyacinthe]

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1731
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[S.l.: s.n.], 1731. Octavo (18cm). Contemporary parchment over boards, manuscript title to spine, all edges stained red and brown; 191,[1]pp; engraved frontispiece, engraved vignette on title page. Front board slightly splayed, general minor wear, including a tiny bit of worming to lower rear corner, occasional foxing: Very Good. Italian translation of La Femme Docteur, first published in… Read more about this item
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L'Eloge de la Folie, Composé en Forme de Déclamation
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L'Eloge de la Folie, Composé en Forme de Déclamation

by [ERASMUS]; GUEUDEVILLE, [Nicolas] (trans.); Gerard Listre; Hans Holbein (illus.)

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1745
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Amsterdam: Francois L'Honoré, 1745. Nouvelle édition." 12mo (15.5cm). Disbound, now in later cream paper wrappers titled in gilt on spine, all edges stained red; [xxiv],340,[20]pp; with 5 folding plates (lacking the sixth), numerous in-text woodcuts, and an engraved portrait of Erasmus cut out and laid down on title page verso. Title page printed in two colors. Occasional minor chips… Read more about this item
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Now Printed from the manuscript as Franklin wrote it, and including his Preliminary Outline [...]

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Now Printed from the manuscript as Franklin wrote it, and including his Preliminary Outline [...]

by FRANKLIN, Benjamin; Carl Van Doren, introd;

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1976
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Norfolk, CT: Easton Press, 1976. Octavo (25cm). Publisher's black full leather binding, titled and decorated in gilt to spine and boards; silk moiré endpapers; integral ribbon bookmark; all edges gilt; 233pp, with color frontispiece and 9 preliminary pages of ilustrations. A fine, unread copy. A collectible edition from the "100 Greatest Books Ever Written" series. Introduced by Carl Van… Read more about this item
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Two Plays: Tartuffe / The Would-Be Gentleman

Two Plays: Tartuffe / The Would-Be Gentleman

by MOLIÈRE; Henri Peyre, introd; Serge Ivanoff, illus

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1980
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Norfolk, CT: Easton Press, 1980. Octavo (25cm). Publisher's deep chocolate-brown full leather binding, titled and decorated in gilt to spine and boards; silk moiré endpapers; integral ribbon bookmark; all edges gilt; 197pp. A fine, unread copy. A collectible edition from the "100 Greatest Books Ever Written" series. Translation by H. Baker and J. Miller; introduced by Henri Peyre; ilustrated… Read more about this item
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Lord Jim

Lord Jim

by CONRAD, Joseph; Nicholas Monsarrat, introd; Lynd Ward, illus

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1977
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Norfolk, CT: Easton Press, 1977. Octavo (23.5cm). Publisher's navy blue full leather binding, titled and decorated in gilt to spine and boards; silk moiré endpapers; integral ribbon bookmark; all edges gilt; 407pp. A fine, unread copy. A collectible edition from the "100 Greatest Books Ever Written" series. Introduced by Nicholas Monsarratt; illustrated throughout by Lynd Ward.
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Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights

by BRONTE, Emily; Barnett Freeman, illus

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1980
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Norfolk, CT: Easton Press, 1980. Octavo (23.5cm). Publisher's deep aquamarine full leather binding, titled and decorated in gilt to spine and boards; silk moiré endpapers; integral ribbon bookmark; all edges gilt; 331pp. A fine, unread copy. A collectible edition from the "100 Greatest Books Ever Written" series. Ilustrated throughout after lithographs by Barnett Freeman.
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Fathers and Sons

Fathers and Sons

by TURGENEV, Ivan; Constance Garnett, transl; Fritz Eichenberg, illus

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1977
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Norfolk, CT: Easton Press, 1977. Octavo (23.5cm). Publisher's black full leather binding, titled and decorated in gilt to spine and boards; silk moiré endpapers; integral ribbon bookmark; all edges gilt; 235pp. A fine, unread copy. A collectible edition from the "100 Greatest Books Ever Written" series. Translated by Constance Garnett; illustrated throughout by Fritz Eichenberg.
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