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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

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Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de; Aldington, Richard; Morand, Paul

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284249

Condition: Very Good


Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. Spine bands and corners a bit scuffed. 1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xix, [1], 131, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Richard Aldington, with an introduction by Paul Morand. Color frontispiece and color and black-and-white illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he li... View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de; Aldington, Richard; Morand, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2285619

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly rubbed, small smudge on top edge. 1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xix, [1], 131, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Richard Aldington, with an introduction by Paul Morand. Color frontispiece and color and black-and-white illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possi... View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de; Aldington, Richard; Morand, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2291373

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xix, [1], 131, [7] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Richard Aldington, with an introduction by Paul Morand. Color frontispiece and color and black-and-white illustrations by Sylvain Sauvage. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the surface a witty, bantering ta... View more info

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Candide; or, The Optimist

By: Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet; Smollet, Tobias

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265127

Condition: Very Good


A few scuffs to gilt on front boards and page ridge. 1979 Hard Cover. 154, [4] pp. 8vo. Dark green leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Candide is the story of a gentle man who, though pummeled and slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the surface a witty, bantering tale, this eighteenth-century classic is actually a savage, satiric thrust at the philosophical optimism that proclaims that all disaster and human sufferin... View more info

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Slapstick or Lonesome No More! (The First Edition Society)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2285668

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Delacorte trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 256, [2] pp. 8vo. Light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Wilbur Swain and his twin sister, Eliza, are so immensely hideous, helpless and vile in their infancy that their wealthy parents are forced to send them to live on a nearby asteroid. But behind their facade of idiocy, the monstrous pair possess a joint intelligence that could outstrip the most advanced computers. View more info

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Jailbird (The First Edition Society)

By: Vonnegut, Kurt

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298965

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 319, [1] pp. 8vo. Original dark green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Alan E. Cober. This wry tale follows bumbling bureaucrat Walter F. Starbuck from Harvard to the Nixon White House to the penitentiary as Watergate’s least known co-conspirator. View more info

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The Compleat Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers

By: Walton, Izaak; Lang, Andrew

Price: $125.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent and Company, at Aldine House: 1896

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2291116

Condition: Very Good


First thus. 1/4 inch tear to spine head, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1896 Hard Cover. lviii, [2], 319, [1] pp. 8vo. Original dark olive cloth, gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations, top edge gilt. Includes all 21 original chapters by Isaak Walton, a new introduction and notes by Andrew Lang, and illustrations by Edmund Joseph Sullivan. The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653, but Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse; 6 verses were quoted from John Dennys's 1613 work Secrets of Angli... View more info

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Selected Poems, 1923-1975 (The First Edition Society)

By: Warren, Robert Penn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286229

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Random House trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, [1], 294, [4] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of poetry by the Pulitzer Prize winning author of All the King's Men, who remains the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry. View more info

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The First Men in the Moon

By: Wells, H.G. [Herbert George]

Price: $225.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2010

Seller ID: 2268788

Condition: Near Fine


From the collection of Dr. Virgil R. Trout, Easton bookplate with his name and date (9/14/2011) in blue ink on front flyleaf, and a brief note on the copyright date stating when he began and finished the book (10/12/11, 10/17/11). 2010 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 342, [8] pp. 8vo. Full green leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. The First Men in the Moon is a 1901 scientific romance novel by the British author H. G. Wells. The novel tells the story of a journey to the moon undertaken by the two protag... View more info

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The Invisible Man

By: Wells, H.G. [Herbert George]; Bergonzi, Bernard

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1967

Seller ID: 2268781

Condition: Near Fine


From the collection of Dr. Virgil R. Trout, Easton bookplate with his name and date ('86) in black ink on front flyleaf. 1967 Full-Leather. xvii, [3], 164, [10] pp. Full dark brown leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. The word 'invisible' in the title is cleverly debossed instead of stamped in gilt like the rest of the title. The classic science fiction tale of a man who can turn himself invisible, with an introduction by Bernard Bergonzi and illustrations by Charles Mozley. View more info

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The House of Mirth (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Wharton, Edith; Mizener, Arthur

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281097

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly foxed. 1981 Full-Leather. x, [4], 294, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A literary sensation when it was published by Scribners in 1905, The House of Mirth quickly established Edith Wharton as the most important American woman of letters in the twentieth century. The first American novel to provide a devastatingly accurate portrait of New York's aristocracy, it is the story of the beautiful and beguiling Lily Bart and her ill-fated attempt to rise to the heights of a heartless soc... View more info

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Leaves of Grass (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Whitman, Walt

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294869

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xli, [3], 527, [7] pp. 8vo. Dark green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Includes introduction to the original 1855 edition. Illustrated with woodcuts by Rockwell Kent. When Walt Whitman self-published Leaves of Grass in 1855, he rocked the literary world and forever changed the course of poetry. In subsequent editions, Whitman continued to revise and expand his poems. View more info

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The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America, in Twelve Volumes: Virginia and the Capital Region; Southern New England; The Mid-Atlantic States; Northern New England; The Deep South; The Great Lakes States; The Pacific States; The Rocky Mountain States; The Carolinas and the Appalachian States; The Desert States; Texas and the Arkansas River Valley; The Plains States

By: Wiencek, Henry; Kennedy, Roger G.; Durham, Michael S.; Muse, Vance; Logan, William Bryant; Winckler, Suzanne; Ochshorn, Susan; Dunn, Jerry Camarillo; Hudson, Patricia L.; Ballard, Sandra L.; Gordon, Alice; White, Mel

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang / The Easton Press: 1989

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2274878

Condition: Near Fine


Blank publisher bookplates laid in. A few minor scuffs to gilt on page ridges. 1989 Full-Leather. Complete in twelve volumes. 8vo. Original full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon markers bound in. Map of the United States highlighting the region of focus precedes text in each volume. A collection of regional histories commissioned by the Smithsonian Institution, featuring color photographs and black-and-white reproductions of historical photographs throughout. View more info

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Susanna and Sue

By: Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2290469

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1909 Hard Cover. 225, [5] pp. 8vo. Grey cloth, color cameo on front board, green titles with green, yellow, and blue decorations, top edge gilt, decorated endpapers. Trade binding with initials TBH on front board. Color frontispiece and three tinted plates by Alice Barber Stephens, N.C. Wyeth also credited as an illustrator. Decorative borders on each page. Kate Douglas Wiggin (September 28, 1856 – August 24, 1923) was an American educator and author of children's stories, most notably the classic children's novel Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. She started the first free kinderga... View more info

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Salome: A Tragedy in One Act

By: Wilde, Oscar; Douglas, Lord Alfred; Jackson, Holbrook

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1945

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261270

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Special Publication: S24 insert laid in. Slipcase is very good - edges rubbed with minor chip from top edge of opening. 1945 Hard Cover. 51 pp. 8vo. Translated from the French by Lord Alfred Douglas, with a new introduction by Holbrook Jackson. Decorated and hand-illuminated by Valenti Angelo. Originally published in 1891 in French, and first translated into English in 1894. Oscar Wilde tells the tragic Biblical story of Salome in one act. An abridged version of the text was used for Richard Strauss's early 20th century opera. Despite initial ridicule b... View more info

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The Bridge of San Luis Rey

By: Wilder, Thornton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2285637

Condition: Near Fine


Edges of endpapers slightly faded. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 148 pp. 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color illustrations by William Maughan. Wilder's second novel, set in Lima, Peru, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1928. It is a series of interconnected narratives of the lives of several who die in a tragic bridge collapse. View more info

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The New Illustrated Natural History

By: Wood, J.G. [John George]

Price: $175.00

Publisher: George Routledge and Sons: 1874

Seller ID: 2206713

Condition: Near Fine


A couple minor spots on front board, ink name and date on title page. 1874 Full-Leather. Beautiful full tree calf, extensive gilt decorations on spine and turn-ins, red leather spine label with gilt titles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A work of natural history by the author who popularized the field, illustrated with engravings throughout. Revised and adapted from J.G. Wood's earlier work 'Illustrated Natural History', originally published in 1853. View more info

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Trespassers: Showing how the Inhabitants of Earth, Air, and Water are Enabled to Trespass on Domains Not Their Own

By: Wood, Rev. J.G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1875

Seller ID: 2289755

Condition: Good


Previously owned by Clyde Grange (labeled as number 33 in his library). Edge wear, spine repaired, bookplate inside front cover, small library stamp throughout. 1875 Hard Cover. 351, [1] pp. 8vo. Illustrations throughout the text. Original green cloth, black and gold design with cover depicting a lizard, beveled edges. CONTENTS: Introduction; Marine and Aquatic Trespassers: The Whales; Dolphins and Sirens; Seals; Reptilian Water Trespassers; Partial Water Trespassers: Carnivora; Roder Water Trespassers: The Beaver; Pachydermatous Water Trespassers: The Hippopotamus; Marsupial and Monotrematous... View more info

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Marjorie Morningstar

By: Wouk, Herman

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2298969

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Publisher's Notes from the Editors pamphlet laid in. 1981 Full-Leather. 628 pp. 8vo. Original green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Alan Reingold. Now hailed as a 'proto-feminist classic' (Vulture), Pulitzer Prize winner Herman Wouk's powerful coming-of-age novel about an ambitious young woman pursuing her artistic dreams in New York City has been a perennial favorite since it was first a bestseller in the 1950s. A starry-eyed young beauty, Marjorie M... View more info

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The Girl in Scarlet [La Fortune des Rougon]

By: Zola, Emile

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Matheson and Co., Ltd.: 1900

Seller ID: 2291261

Condition: Good


Circa 1900. Rebound in half-leather with marbled boards and endpapers, gilt titles, top edge gilt, and original pink wrappers bound in. Front endpaper and original front wrapper loose with loss from edges of wrapper, small chip from edge of rear wrapper, board edges rubbed with small chip from spine foot. 147, [1] pp. The Fortune of the Rougons is the first in Zola's famous Rougon-Macquart series of novels. In it we learn how the two branches of the family came about, and the origins of the hereditary weaknesses passed down the generations. Murder, treachery, and greed are the keynotes, and ju... View more info

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The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table [Every Man His Own Boswell] (Masterpieces of American Literature

By: [Holmes, Oliver Wendell]

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284246

Condition: Near Fine


Blank publisher bookplate laid in. Minimal wear to spine bands and corners. 1981 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 280, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Van Wyck Brooks, color frontispiece and monochrome illustrations by R.J. Holden. A collection of essays that originally appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, and are credited with the positive response that magazine enjoyed during its early years. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (August 29,... View more info

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Tales of a Traveller

By: [Irving, Washington]; Crayon, Geoffrey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.: 1891

Seller ID: 2285881

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled. 1891 Hard Cover. vi, 530, [4] pp. 16mo. The author's revised edition, complete in one volume. Cream cloth spine over mint cloth boards, gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations, floral endpapers. Engraved title page by Copeland, frontispiece by Frank T. Merrill. A collection of short stories by the author of Rip Van Winkle, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, etc. Includes: STRANGE STORIES BY A NERVOUS GENTLEMAN: The Great Unknown; The Hunting-Dinner; The Adventure of My Uncle; The Adventure of My Aunt; The Bold Dragoon, or The Adventure of My Grandfather; The Adventure of t... View more info

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The Plays and Sonnets of William Shakespeare, Volume I (The Franklin Library, The Great Books of the Western World)

By: [Shakespeare, William]; Clarke, William George; Wright, William Aldis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1978

Seller ID: 2279747

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1978 Full-Leather. 460 pp. Volume I only. Red leather with gilt decorations and gilt page ridges. Red slik moire endpapers, red ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by William Oakes. CONTENTS: The First Part of King Henry the Sixth; The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth; The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth; The Tragedy of King Richard the Third; The Comedy of Errors. View more info

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A Day of Dedication: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Woodrow Wilson (The Library of the Presidents)

By: [Wilson, Woodrow]; Fried, Albert

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1988

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274898

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1988 Full-Leather. 478 pp. 8vo. Original grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of presidential papers and speeches by Woodrow Wilson, spanning forty-six years. View more info