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Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places., in Six Volumes - A New Edition, Carefully Revised and Corrected.

By: Thornbury, Walter

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.: 1890

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2271255

Condition: Very Good


Light mottled staining on rear board of first volume, spines and endpapers toned, small tear to corner of rear free endpaper of first volume. 1890 Half-Leather. Green morocco spines and corners over navy blue cloth boards, gilt tiles, gilt and blind-stamped rules and decorations, marbled edges and endpapers, numerous engraved illustrations throughout. View more info

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Lincoln: An Intimate Portrait (Life)

By: Time-Life Books

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Life Books / Easton Press: 2014

Seller ID: 2144477

ISBN: 1618930729

Condition: Fine


This copy specially bound by Easton Press. 2014 Full-Leather. 256 pp. Black full leather, photographic plate mounted on front board, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the editors of Life bring readers everything that has been left to us from the life of one of history's most iconic figures. His pictures, actions, words in his speeches and his private letters are analyzed and pointed inward toward the person, to help us understand the man: the heart and soul of the man. This ... View more info

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Legend Laymone

By: Toland, M.B.M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1890

Seller ID: 1796892

Condition: Very Good


Corners lightly rubbed, a few faint spots on boards. 1890 Hard Cover. 62 pp. A romantic poem with wonderful photogravure illustrations by various artists throughout. View more info

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Anatomy of a Murder (The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces)

By: Traver, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1988

Seller ID: 2292577

Condition: Near Fine


A fine copy. 1988 Hard Cover. xxiv, 453 pp. A gripping tale of deceit, murder and a sensational trial, this courtroom classic is unmatched in its authenticity and vivid portrayals of its setting, events, and characters. Irresistibly absorbing, it has set the standard for all courtroom dramas to come. View more info

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Barchester Towers

By: Trollope, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Seller ID: 2197228

Condition: Near Fine


Faux leather reprint. 1982 Hard Cover. 533, [1] pp. 8vo. Crimson faux leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt. Illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. Anthony Trollope was well aware that the seemingly parochial power struggles that determine the action of Barchester Towers -- struggles whose comic possibilities he exploits to hilarious effect -- actually went to the heart of mid-Victorian English society, and had, in other times and other guises, led to civil war and constitutional upheaval. Thai awareness heightens the comedy and intensifies the drama in this magnificent novel and it t... View more info

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The Drummer Boy

By: Trowbridge, J.T. [John Townsend]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lee and Shepard: 1891

Seller ID: 2290782

Condition: Very Good


Small bookplate on front endpaper, ink owner stamp on front endpaper, ink gift note on front flyleaf, front hinge just beginning to weaken. 1891 Hard Cover. 534 pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt title panels, black titles and decorations, Includes frontispiece and 3 illustrations. Charming story of a drummer boy and his adventures in the Civil War. View more info

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The Guns of August

By: Tuchman, Barbara W. (Wertheim)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2006547

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1987 Full-Leather. x, [4], 511 pp. Maroon leather, gilt titles with gilt troop movement map on boards, gold ribbon marker bound in, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers. Includes maps and black & white photographs. Extensive notes & index follow text. The drama of August, 1914, a month of battle in which war was waged on a scale unsurpassed, and whose results determined the shape of the world in which we live today. View more info

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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

By: Twain, Mark

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company: 1890

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2283605

Condition: Very Good


1890 printing of BAL 3249: No fly-title, plate on p. 59 updated, the word 'Connecticut' omitted from title on front board and spine, broken text on last three lines of p. 72. Small spot on front corner, hinges just starting. We have more books available by this author!. xv, [1], 575, [3] pp. 4to. Illustrations by Dan Beard. A Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking he is a magician—and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a magician in earnest, stunni... View more info

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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade)

By: Twain, Mark [Clemens, Samuel Langhorne]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2291950

Condition: Very Good


Light spot on page base, top edge faintly foxed. 1979 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 404, [8] pp. 8vo. Black leather spine over green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Edward Windsor Kemble. A decoratively bound edition of Twain's controversial novel satirizing white racism through the adventures of a young boy along the Mississippi River. One of the first American novels written in vernacular, it has been adapted to film several times. View more info

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The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages

By: Twain, Mark [Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Charles L. Webster and Company: 1890

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2288756

Condition: Very Good


1890 printing of BAL 3402. Front hinge reinforced with cloth tape, boards lightly rubbed. We have more books available by this author!. 411, [5] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles, gold and black decorations. Tom Canty has always wanted to be rich, until he meets the Prince of Wales - and they switch places! Tom quickly finds out that being rich and powerful isn't nearly as fun as he'd hoped. Now he wants his old life back, but the real prince has disappeared! ILLUSTRATIONS: The Little Prince of Poverty Passed In; The Two Went and STood Side by Side Before a Great Mirror; Name Thy Name -- Who A... View more info

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The Prince and the Pauper: A Tale for Young People of All Ages

By: Twain, Mark [Samuel Langhorne Clemens]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: James R. Osgood and Company: 1882

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288759

Condition: Fair


First edition, second state (BAL 3402). Binder's copy. Binding loose in several places, boards rubbed, corners exposed, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1882 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 411, [5] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles, gold and black decorations. Tom Canty has always wanted to be rich, until he meets the Prince of Wales - and they switch places! Tom quickly finds out that being rich and powerful isn't nearly as fun as he'd hoped. Now he wants his old life back, but the real prince has disappeared! ILLUSTRATIONS: The Little Prince of Poverty Passed In; T... View more info

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Breathing Lessons (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society)

By: Tyler, Anne

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2279749

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Alfred A. Knopf trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. 1988 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 327, [3] pp. 8vo. Sea foam full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled Color frontispiece by Lane Smith. Franklin Library's Signed First Edition Society released signed, limited editions of new works that preceded the trade editions, with a special foreword and frontispiece that appear only in the limited edition. Unfolding over the course of a single emotionally fraught day, this stunning nove... View more info

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Saint Maybe (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society)

By: Tyler, Anne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289787

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the Alfred A. Knopf trade edition. Signed without inscription on front flyleaf. 1991 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 337, [3] pp. 8vo. Green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece by Joanie Schwarz exclusive to this edition. Franklin Library's Signed First Edition Society released signed, limited editions of new works that preceded the trade editions, with a special foreword and frontispiece that appear only in the limited edition. In 1965, the happy Bedloe fam... View more info

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Grimm's Fairy Tales (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Untermeyer, Louis & Bryna; The Brothers Grimm (Jakob & Wilhelm)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294863

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs, edges of endpapers a bit faded, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1980 Full-Leather. xiv, 330 pp. Tall 8vo. Navy blue leather, gilt titles, decorations & page ridges, yellow ribbon marker and silk moire endpapers. Illustrations by Lucille Corcos. A handsome edition collecting several dozen fairy tales by the immortal Brothers Grimm, with a foreword by Louis Untermeyer. View more info

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Rabbit at Rest (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society)

By: Updike, John

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289785

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the Alfred A. Knopf trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. 1990 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 512 pp. 8vo. Full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Two-page color image precedes title page. Updike's fourth and final Rabbit novel, which won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1991 - the second in the series to do so. Franklin Library's Signed First Edition Society released signed, limited editions of new works that preceded the trade editions, with a special f... View more info

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Rabbit Redux

By: Updike, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2298970

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Publisher's Notes from the Editors pamphlet laid in. 1981 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 454 pp. 8vo. Original reddish brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Jerry Pinkney. The assumptions and obsessions that control our daily lives are explored in tantalizing detail by master novelist John Updike in this wise, witty, and sexy story. Harry Angstrom -- known to all as Rabbit, one of America's most famous literary characters ... View more info

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The Mansion

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1911

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2202211

Condition: Near Fine


1922 reprint. Ink name on front endpaper. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 60 pp. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles, color picture plate mounted on top portion of front board. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Henry Jackson van Dyke (1852 – 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. Henry van Dyke was born on November 10, 1852 in Germantown, Pennsylvania in the United States. He graduated from Princeton University in 1873 and from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1877 and served as a professor of English literature at Princeton between 1899 and 1923. In 1908-09 D... View more info

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The Ruling Passion: Tales of Nature and Human Nature

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons / D.B. Updike, The Merrymount Press, Boston: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200872

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink name and date on front endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 295 pp. 8voo. Margaret Armstrong binding (unsigned, but matches style of her other Van Dyke titles). Gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Henry Jackson van Dyke (1852 – 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. Henry van Dyke was born on November 10, 1852 in Germantown, Pennsylvania in the United States. He graduated from Princeton University in 1873 and from Princeton Theological Seminary, 1877 and served as a professor of English literat... View more info

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Little Rivers: A Book of Essays in Profitable Idleness

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1903

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2202210

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Ink gift note on front endpaper. Spine head rubbed with 1/2 inch tear along rear board. 1903 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 348 pp. 8vo. Decorative trade binding by Margaret Armstrong, with her initials incorporated in the design. This 1903 specially bound edition appeared several years after the title was originally published. Best known for his Christmas stories The Other Wise Man and The First Christmas Tree, Van Dyke wrote numerous books with religious themes, as well as poems, essays, and hymns. View more info

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The Sad Shepherd: A Christmas Story

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1911

Seller ID: 2263026

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faded with small discolored spot to head. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 56 pp. Original dark green cloth, gilt titles and decorations. Binding designed by Rome K. Richardson, with initials R R flanking design on front board. A Christmas story by the popular early 20th century author and clergyman. View more info

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The Unknown Quantity

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269670

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Boards lightly soiled, end matter lightly foxed, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1912 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 370 pp. 8vo. Margaret Armstrong binding design with her initials incorporated. Original blue cloth, gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Henry van Dyke (1852 – 1933) was an American author, educator, and clergyman. View more info

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Out-of-Doors in The Holy Land: Impressions of Travel in Body and Spirit

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1908

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2277159

Condition: Very Good


1913 printing. Endpapers just beginning to split along hinges, ink gift note on front endpaper, brief pencil note following preface. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, [4], 325, [3] pp. 8vo. 7 1/2 x 5. Decorative trade binding, gilt titles, gold, red and green decorations, top edge gilt. Color frontispiece and plates. CONTENTS: I. Travellers' Joy; II. Going up to Jerusalem; III. The Gates of Zion; IV. Mizpah and the Mount of Olives; V. An Excursion to Bethlehem and Hebron; VI. The Temple and the Sepulchre; VII. Jericho and Jordan; VIII. A Journey to Jerash; IX.... View more info

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The Lost Word: A Christmas Legend of Long Ago

By: Van Dyke, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1898

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283606

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine and edges slightly faded, very faint discoloration to portion of front board. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 71, [5] pp. 8vo. Amy Richards trade binding with her initials incorporated. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. Frontispiece and plates by Corwin K. Tinson. A Christmas legend by the author known for his religiously themed fiction. View more info

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books) [20,000]

By: Verne, Jules; Brunetti, Mendor T.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1978

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298961

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faded, otherwise an excellent copy. 1978 Full-Leather. 472 pp. 8vo. Original blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated by Mendor T. Brunetti, full-page illustrations by Peter Fiore. Join Captain Nemo and the Nautilus as they journey into the deep in Jules Verne's classic science fiction tale. In an age that has seen the wildest speculations of science become reality, Jules Verne is regarded as both a technological prophet and one of the most exciting masters of imagination the world has ever known. Of all his ... View more info

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Hector Servadac. [Off on a Comet]

By: Verne, Jules; Frewer, Ellen E.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Scribner, Armstrong & Co.: 1878

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291995

Condition: Good


First American edition. Tear along spine head, corners rubbed with some loss, hinges weak, one gathering sprung but holding. 1878 Hard Cover. x, [4], 370, [4] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt & black titles, gilt decorations including images of planets and hot air balloon. Translated from Verne's original French by Ellen E. Frewer, with 96 engraved illustrations. One of Verne's lesser-known works, Hector Servadac (also titled Off on a Comet in some translations) tells the story of a group of people living on a piece of land that has broken away from Earth after the comet Gallia collides wit... View more info

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From the Earth to the Moon

By: Verne, Jules; Jules-Verne, Jean

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1970

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281094

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1970 Full-Leather. xiii, [5], 206, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Jean Jules-Verne, illustrations by Robert Shore. From the Earth to the Moon (French: De la terre à la lune) is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne. It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts, and their attempts to build an enormous Columbiad space gun and launch three people—the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet—in a ... View more info

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Julian

By: Vidal, Gore

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2298972

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Publisher's Notes from the Editors pamphlet laid in. 1981 Full-Leather. 493, [3] pp. 8vo. Original black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Map by Quentin Fiore. The remarkable bestseller about the fourth-century Roman emperor who famously tried to halt the spread of Christianity, Julian is widely regarded as one of Gore Vidal's finest historical novels. Julian the Apostate, nephew of Constantine the Great, was one of the brightest yet briefest lights in the history of t... View more info

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The Aeneid of Virgil (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Virgil (Publius Virgilus Maro); Dryden, John

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1973

Seller ID: 2286127

Condition: Near Fine


1973 genuine full leather edition released with the 100 Greatest series, not the later Franklin Library reissue which only had a leather spine, nor the faux full leather version. Minimal cosmetic wear. 464 pp. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Virgil's epic poem, which remained unfinished upon his death, presented here in the verse translation of John Dryden. View more info

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The Eclogues (The Heritage Press)

By: Virgil; Calverley, C. S.; Hadas, Moses

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1960

Seller ID: 2298757

ISBN: 1125142561

Condition: Very Good


Lacks sandglass. Includes publisher's slipcase. Edges of slipcase panels lightly toned. Spine lightly toned. 1960 Large Hardcover. xxvii, 96 pp. Includes publisher's slipcase Publius Vergilius Maro (70-19 B.C.), known in English as Virgil, was perhaps the single greatest poet of the Roman empire-a friend to the emperor Augustus and the beneficiary of wealthy and powerful patrons. Most famous for his epic of the founding of Rome, the Aeneid, he wrote two other collections of poems: the Georgics and the Bucolics, or Eclogues.The Eclogues were Virgil's first published poems. Ancient sources say t... View more info

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L'Ingenu (French Text)

By: Voltaire, Francois

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Editions de la Bonne Etoile: 1930

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2117111

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #2374 of 2500. Undated, circa 1930. Front joint repaired, spine faded, ink name stamp on title page. 143 pp. 4to. Navy blue leather spine & corners, navy blue cloth boards, gilt titles & rules, marbled endpapers, color plates (some rather risque) by Berthomme Saint-Andre throughout. French text. L'Ingenu, written after Voltaire's most well-known work Candide, is a darker tale in which an American Indian records his impressions of France. View more info