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A Book of Famous and Beautiful Chinese Ladies from all Antiquities [Accordion Book with Hand-Painted Portraits on Silk]

By: N/A

Price: $200.00

Publisher: S.N.:

Seller ID: 1854595


Minor loss from edges of title label on front board. Wooden boards, carved Chinese character within a circle on front board, along with paper title label. A collection of ten color portraits of Chinese ladies handpainted on silk, mounted on sturdier backing paper, and bound in the accordion style popular for such publications of Eastern art. Each portrait captioned with a brief biographical sketch in both Chinese and English. Subjects include: Chang Li Hua; Mu-Lan; Wu Ch... View more info

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19th Century Book Safe [Blook]

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tours: Ad Mame et Cie: 1840

Seller ID: 2139122


Spine rubbed, spine leather drying, deterioration to mirrored inlays, pages lightly foxed. 1840 Full-Leather. 19th century book safe, constructed from an 1840 copy of F. Valentin's Abrege de l'Histoire des Croisades (1095-1295), retaining the first 22 pages of the text (ostensibly to further the illusion), with mirrored inlay and a color illustration mounted on the front board. Quite convincing as a book when looking at the spine or boards, though a glance at the page ri... View more info

Image for Jesus Meine Zuversicht! Gebete zur hl. Messe und zu den hl. Sakramenten, auf alle Zeiten des Tages und Jahres, in allen Auliegen und Nothen. Mit bischoflicher Approbation.

Jesus Meine Zuversicht! Gebete zur hl. Messe und zu den hl. Sakramenten, auf alle Zeiten des Tages und Jahres, in allen Auliegen und Nothen. Mit bischoflicher Approbation.

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chas. Wildermann: 1890

Seller ID: 2202010


Pencil gift note and owner name inside, pages lightly toned. 1890 Small Hard Cover. viii, 376 pp., 8-page notes section. Original enameled ivory cover with inset cross emblem on front board, with original clasp. View more info

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Bible Pearls of Promise

By: N/A

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Real Pen-Work Publishing Co.: 1887

Seller ID: 1856940


Hinges just starting, lightly rubbed & soiled, front & end matter lightly foxed, faint foxing to a couple other pages. 1887 Hard Cover. [iv, 31 ff.]. 8vo. Original brown cloth, black & gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt. Beautiful calligraphy, typography, and artwork combined in high-quality lithographs to present decoratively various Bible verses. Mostly black ink, but with occasional blues, greens, and reds. Uncommon - OCLC shows only 6 copies held by institutio... View more info

Image for Novisimo Diamante Divino que Contiene La Santa Misa Meditaciones para la Confesion y Comunion la Semana Santa, Etc. Etc.

Novisimo Diamante Divino que Contiene La Santa Misa Meditaciones para la Confesion y Comunion la Semana Santa, Etc. Etc.

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Casa Editorial Catolica, J. Steinbrener: 1921

Seller ID: 2120241


Linen boards lightly stained, mother-of-pearl decoration on bottom clasp lost. Spanish text. 1921 Small Hard Cover. 256 pp. Bound in linen, with hinged tortoise-shell cover attached at spine. Cover closes with mother-of-pearl-decorated clasps at fore-edge. All edges gilt, gilt decoration with monogram on front cover. Spanish text. View more info

Image for The Language and Poetry of Flowers, and Poetic Handbook of Wedding Anniversary Pieces, Album Verses, and Valentines. Together with a Great Number of Beautiful Poetical Quotations from Famous Authors.

The Language and Poetry of Flowers, and Poetic Handbook of Wedding Anniversary Pieces, Album Verses, and Valentines. Together with a Great Number of Beautiful Poetical Quotations from Famous Authors.

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hurst & Co.: 1885

Seller ID: 2208197


No publisher date (circa late 1800's), edges rubbed, front hinge starting, light stain to frontispiece through page 15, pages v-14 loose from binding but included. 1885 Hard Cover. v, 308 pp. The Language and Poetry of Flowers, and Poetic Handbook of Wedding Anniversary Pieces, Album Verses, and Valentines. Together with a Great Number of Beautiful Poetical Quotations from Famous Authors. View more info

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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments, Translated out of the Original Tongues; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised.

By: N/A

Price: $450.00

Publisher: American Bible Society: 1850

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 2200987


'35th Ed.' stated on contents page. Ink gift note on front flyleaf ('Mr John Rankine, A token of friendship from Cornelia W. Martin, Willowbrook Sept 22nd 1852.'). Family Record section preceding New Testament includes following names: Julia G. Willson; John Rankine Jr. (twice, for his marriage to Julia in 1851 and for his death in 1880); Elizabeth Nicholson Rankine; George Willson Rankine; Kenneth R. Willson; Marcius Willson Jr. 1850 Full-Leather. 1213, [1] pp. Tall 8vo... View more info

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The Illustrated London News. Vol. LVI., Jan. to June 1870 [Volume 56, Nos. 1574-1600]

By: N/A

Price: $300.00

Publisher: George C. Leighton: 1870

Seller ID: 2260273


Boards a bit rubbed with minor leather loss, front and end matter lightly foxed. 1870 Half-Leather. iv, 668 pp. Folio. Twenty-seven issues of The Illustrated London News, bound in one half-leather volume. Green leather spine and corners, gilt titles and rules, marbled boards, edges, and endpapers, five raised spine bands. Numerous engravings throughout (including several with a partial fold-out), with an index of these preceding the periodicals, and an engraved title pag... View more info

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The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues; the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Publisher: American Bible Society: 1875

Seller ID: 2262327


Ink name (Richard M. Dana) on title page, genealogical notes related to the Dana family of Danville and Rochester, New York written in black ink in the Family Record section, a few ink and pencil notes elsewhere, front free endpaper and flyleaf loose but included, related clippings affixed to endpapers, others laid in. 1875 Full-Leather. 958, [4], 296 pp. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the Original Tongues; the Former Translation... View more info

Image for Giants of the Republic: Embracing the Lives, Deeds, and Personal Traits of Eminent Statesmen, Great Generals, Noted Reformers, Successful Men of Business, Distinguished Literary Men, and Famous Women. (Noble Living and Grand Achievement.)

Giants of the Republic: Embracing the Lives, Deeds, and Personal Traits of Eminent Statesmen, Great Generals, Noted Reformers, Successful Men of Business, Distinguished Literary Men, and Famous Women. (Noble Living and Grand Achievement.)

By: A Corps of Competent Biographers; Hale, Edward Everett

Price: $35.00

Publisher: John C. Winston & Co.: 1895

Seller ID: 2205722


Hinges just starting to loosen, 3 inch closed tear to front endpaper and flyleaf repaired with clear tape by previous owner. 1895 Hard Cover. 708 pp. Tall 8vo. A compilation of biographical sketches of the movers and shakers of 18th and 19th century America, including: founding fathers, presidents and other statesmen; Civil War generals and naval commanders; social reformers; inventors; businessmen; religious figures; and authors. View more info

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Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres

By: Adams, Henry; Taylor, Francis Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1957

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261475


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number I:22 laid in. Spine slightly faded, owner bookplate on front endpaper, edge of slipcase along opening a bit toned. 1957 Hard Cover. xx, [2], 348 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Francis Henry Taylor, photographs by Samuel Chamberlain. A record not of a literal journey but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting... View more info

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The Great Tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides

By: Aeschylus; Sophocles; Euripides; Lattimore, Richard; Grene, David; Wyckoff, Elizabeth; Warner, Rex; Arrowsmith, William

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265086


Stain to fore-edge margin. 1982 Hard Cover. 360, [2] pp. 8vo. Green leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A collection of Greek tragedies translated by various contributors. Includes: Agamemnon; Prometheus Bound; Oedipus the King; Antigone; Medea; The Bacchae. View more info

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The Wanderer (Le Grand Meaulnes)

By: Alain-Fournier [Fournier, Henri-Alban]; Delisle, Francoise; Peyre, Henri

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261479


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number II:23 laid in. Spine slightly faded, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. xxx, 232 pp. 8vo. is the only novel by French author Alain-Fournier who was killed in the first month of World War I. It is somewhat biographical - especially the name of the heroine Yvonne, for whom he had a doomed infatuation in Paris. Fifteen-year-old Francois Seurel narrates the story of his friendship with seventeen-year-old August... View more info

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The Poems of Thomas Bailey Aldrich

By: Aldrich, Thomas Bailey

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1885

Seller ID: 2178734


Edges lightly rubbed with minimal loss from corners, ink gift note dated Oct 14 1888 on front endpaper. 1885 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 286 pp. 8vo. Full tree calf, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, gilt dentelles on turn-ins, marbled endpapers. A collection of poetry written by the editor of the literary magazine The Atlantic. This Household Edition, which includes a frontispiece of author and engraved plates, was publishe... View more info

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Mark Mason's Victory: The Trials and Triumphs of a Telegraph Boy

By: Alger, Horatio, Jr.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt, Publisher: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264553


First edition (Bennett 114). Spine lightly rubbed with minimal loss of gilt, bottom corner lightly bumped, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [vi], 308, 14 pp. 8vo. Original olive cloth, gilt spine titles, red, black, and yellow decorations, floral endpapers. One of many young adult 'rags to riches' stories written by the popular author during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Mark Mason, the telegraph boy... View more info

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Helping Himself; or, Grant Thornton's Ambition.

By: Alger, Horatio, Jr.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Porter & Coates: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264559


First edition (Bennett 79). Hinges reinforced with tape by previous owner, minor loss from spine head and foot, corners exposed, one page loose but included. 1886 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 320, [2] pp. 8vo. Original brown cloth, black titles and decorations, brown endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, three engravings in text. One of many young adult 'rags to riches' stories written by the popular author during the late 19th and early 20th cen... View more info

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The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Translated into English Verse: Inferno; Purgatorio; Paradiso

By: Alighieri, Dante; Anderson, Melville Best; Livingston, Arthur

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1944

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2271066


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass insert laid in. Spine faded. 1944 Hard Cover. xxii, 491, [1] pp. Tall 8vo. The complete Divine Comedy, comprising the Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso, in one volume, translated into English verse by Melville Best Anderson with notes and elucidations. Introduction by Arthur Livingston. 32 beautiful full-page engravings by William Blake. View more info

Image for The Vision; or Hell, Purgatory, & Paradise of Dante Alighieri [The Divine Comedy], with The Life of Dante, Chronological View of His Age, Additional Notes, Etc., from the Last Corrected London Edition, with the Translator's Latest Corrections and Additions.

The Vision; or Hell, Purgatory, & Paradise of Dante Alighieri [The Divine Comedy], with The Life of Dante, Chronological View of His Age, Additional Notes, Etc., from the Last Corrected London Edition, with the Translator's Latest Corrections and Additions.

By: Alighieri, Dante; Cary, Henry Francis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hurst & Co.: 1880

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266423


Hinges repaired, previous front hinge repair attempt with clear tape that has since toned, boards lightly rubbed with 1 inch tear to spine head. 1880 Hard Cover. 600 pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt. A verse translation of Dante's masterpiece, with a preface, a biographical sketch of the author, and a chronological view of his time. Engraved illustrations. View more info

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Dante's Inferno, From the Original of Dante Alighieri and Illustrated by Gustave Dore [Altemus' Edition]

By: Alighieri, Dante; Cary, Henry Francis; Walsh, Henry C.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Henry Altemus: 1890

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2262505


No date, circa 1890. Superficial split to front endsheet along hinge - binding not at all loose, minimal loss of gilt from spine. vi, [2], 163 pp. 11 7/8 x 9 3/4. Original dark green cloth, silver, gilt and black titles and decorations. Translated into English verse by Henry Francis Cary, edited by Henry C. Walsh. Dante's famous vision of Hell, illustrated by Gustave Dore's exceptional engravings throughout. This is the Altemus edition, following several editions by Cass... View more info

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The Vision; or, Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, of Dante Alighieri

By: Alighieri, Dante; Cary, Rev. H.F.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.: 1814

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261378


No date, circa 1880. Endpapers faintly foxed. 1814 Hard Cover. x, 452 pp. The Divine Comedy (Italian: Divina Commedia) is a long narrative poem by Dante Alighieri, begun c. 1308 and completed in 1320, a year before his death in 1321. It is widely considered the preeminent work in Italian literature and one of the greatest works of world literature. The poem's imaginative vision of the afterlife is representative of the medieval world-view as it had developed in the Weste... View more info

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The Divine Comedy: The Inferno; The Purgatorio; The Paradiso

By: Alighieri, Dante; Ciardi, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1983

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265134


1983 Hard Cover. 688, [1] pp. Black leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Translated with introduction by John Ciardi, with engravings by Gustave Dore, reproduced from the 1862 edition of Inferno and the 1868 editions of Purgatorio and Paradiso. The complete verse translation of all three parts of Dante's Divine Comedy, together in one volume. Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece, ... View more info

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The Divine Comedy: The Inferno; The Purgatorio; The Paradiso

By: Alighieri, Dante; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2008

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2269223


An exceptional copy. 2008 Full-Leather. xvi, [2], 693, [1] pp. 8vo. Full red leather, color illustration mounted on front board, gilt titles, gilt and black stamped decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English verse by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with engravings by Gustave Dore. The complete verse translation of all three parts of Dante's Divine Comedy, together in one volume. Dante Alighieri's poetic masterpiece,... View more info

Image for History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789, to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815. in Four Volumes.

History of Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789, to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815. in Four Volumes.

By: Alison, Archibald

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1842

Seller ID: 2206832


Spine and corners a bit rubbed, owner bookplate on front endpaper of each volume. 1842 Full-Leather. Complete in four volumes. xviii, 583; v, 600; v, 612; vi, 631 pp. 8vo. Full morocco, gilt titles and decorations, marbled edges and endpapers. A history of Europe from 1789-1815, framed specifically around the French Revolution, and with particular attention to France's role in events.KEYWORDS: HISTORY EUROPE EUROPEAN FRANCE FRENCH View more info

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Seven Trees: Limited Fine Press Edition

By: Alvarez, Julia

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: Kat Ran Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author. Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2195946


Limited edition, hand numbered #35 on limitation page, and signed by Julia Alvarez and Sara Eichner. Faint stain on rear panel of clamshell case. Original mailing envelope from Kat Ran Press containing a duplicate prospectus laid in. 1998 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. Unpaginated. Folio in publisher's clamshell case with prospectus. One of 65 copies, only 50 of which were available for sale. Julia Alvarez and Sara Eichner have worked sepa... View more info

Image for The Doctor's Experiment: The Adventures and Experiences of One of Dr. Reade's Pupils as Narrated by Himself

The Doctor's Experiment: The Adventures and Experiences of One of Dr. Reade's Pupils as Narrated by Himself

By: Anonymous

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Religious Tract Society: 1894

Seller ID: 2202015


Undated, ink gift note on front endpaper dated 1894. Three small light spots on back panel. vii, 360 pp. 7 3/8 x 5 5/8. Original grey cloth, beveled edges, gilt, black & red design, fore-edges gilt, floral endpapers. View more info

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The Birds [with] The Frogs

By: Aristophanes; Fitts, Dudley; Hickie, William James; Seldes, Gilbert

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1959

Seller ID: 2261907


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number I:25 laid in. Slipcase lightly toned. 1959 Hard Cover. xii, 52; xviii, 62 pp. The Birds, bound dos a dos with The Frogs. The Birds is translated by Dudley Fitts, with illustrations by Marian Parry, and The Frogs is translated by William James Hickie, with an introduction by Gilbert Seldes, and wood engravings by John Austen. View more info

Image for Romantic Poets: William Blake to Edgar Allan Poe

Romantic Poets: William Blake to Edgar Allan Poe

By: Auden, W.H.; Pearson, Norman Holmes

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265129


1982 Hard Cover. xvii, [1], 461, [1] pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine, brown cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, brown ribbon marker bound in. A collection of verse from various poets, edited by W.H. Auden and Norman Holmes Pearson, and illustrated by Eugene Karlin. Includes poems by: William Blake; Robert Burns; George Crabbe; Philip Freneau; Fitz-Greene Halleck; Sir Walter Scott; Samuel Taylor Coleridge; William Wordsworth; Hartle... View more info

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Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

By: Aurelius, Marcus; Casaubon, Meric; Arnold, Matthew

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1956

Seller ID: 2261934


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number VIII: 22 laid in. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1956 Hard Cover. xv, [3], 230 pp. 8vo. The famous writings of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, translated into English by Meric Casaubon, with woodcut illustrations by Hans Alexander Mueller, and an introduction by Matthew Arnold. View more info

Image for Jane Austen Seven Volume Set: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Shorter Works (The Novel Library)

Jane Austen Seven Volume Set: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Shorter Works (The Novel Library)

By: Austen, Jane; Church, Richard

Price: $295.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1975

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2267854


1975 second edition, reset from the 1958 Folio edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase faintly soiled. An attractive set of novels by Jane Austen comprising all the works she completed in her lifetime, decoratively bound in quarter grey cloth with gilt titles and designs, and multi-colored stamped paper over boards. Includes: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Shorter Works. Each volume includes a intr... View more info

Image for The World of Ice, or, The Whaling Cruise of 'The Dolphin' and the Adventures of Her Crew in the Polar Regions (R.M. Ballantyne's Books for Boys)

The World of Ice, or, The Whaling Cruise of 'The Dolphin' and the Adventures of Her Crew in the Polar Regions (R.M. Ballantyne's Books for Boys)

By: Ballantyne, Robert Michael

Price: $75.00

Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons: 1893

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2139063


Reissue. Bookplate awarding the book as a first prize to a student in Latin at Ayr Grammar School, spine leans forward slightly. 1893 Hard Cover. viii, 327 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth, black & gilt titles & decorations, floral decorated endpapers, chromolithographic frontispiece & title page precede printed title. An arctic adventure designed for younger readers, originally released in 1860, at a time when polar exploration was a hot topic due to the expeditions of men such as J... View more info