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The Histories of Gargantua and Pantagruel

By: Rabelais, Francois; Cohen, J.M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265131

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1982 Hard Cover. 714, [6] pp. 8vo. Parodying everyone from classic authors to his own contemporaries, the dazzling and exuberant stories of Rabelais expose human follies with mischievous and often obscene humor. Gargantua depicts a young giant who becomes a cultured Christian knight. Pantagruel portrays Gargantua’s bookish son who becomes a Renaissance Socrates, divinely guided by wisdom and by his idiotic, self-loving companion, Panurge. Francois Rabelais (c. 1494 – April 9, 1553) was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and Renaissance humanist. He has historica... View more info

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Finely Bound Ayn Rand 3 Volume Set: The Fountainhead; Atlas Shrugged; The Virtue of Selfishness: A New Concept of Egoism

By: Rand, Ayn; Branden, Nathaniel

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc. / Random House / The New American Library: 1964

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2263960

Condition: Near Fine


1957 fifth printing of Atlas Shrugged, 1964 30th printing of The Fountainhead, 1964 first edition, first printing of The Virtue of Selfishness. Spines of first two volumes faded, spine of third only very slightly. We have more books available by this author!. A selection of three of Rand's works, finely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full red morocco with gilt titles, rules, and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The collector who had these rebound included his/her monogram on the corner of the front board: O.C.S. View more info

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Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Rayback, Robert J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1959

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274897

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. Copyright page states 1959 but likely a late 1980s or early 1990s printing. xiv, [1], 470 pp. 8vo. 8vo. Original red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. A biography of the thirteenth President of the United States, the first full-length effort to be published since his death in 1874 (a short biography appeared in 1915, and an account of his early life in 1958). Compiling information about the Fillmore administration proved difficult, as his son almost completely destroyed his papers. Rayback provides... View more info

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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States; Together with His State Papers, Including His Speeches, Addresses, Messages, Letters and Proclamations, and the Closing Scenes Connected With His Life and Death. (Easton Press Collector's Edition)

By: Raymond, Henry J.; Carpenter, Frank B.; [Lincoln, Abraham]

Price: $100.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2014

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2144236

Condition: Fine


2014 Full-Leather. 808 pp., 5-page terminal publisher ad. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, orange ribbon marker bound in. A 2014 facsimile edition of the 1865 original. View more info

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The Cloister and the Hearth; or, Maid, Wife, and Widow: A Matter-of-Fact Romance

By: Reade, Charles; Swinburne, Algernon Charles

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2259937

Condition: Near Fine


No date, circa 1920. Ink name on front endpaper. 331 pp. Green cloth, elaborate gilt decorations, gilt titles, top edge gilt. This edition includes a frontispiece of the author, photographic plates of Venetian architecture and historical illustrations, and an appreciation by Algernon Charles Swinburne. The Cloister and The Hearth (1861) is a novel by the English author Charles Reade. Set in the 15th century, it relates the story revolving about the travels of a young scribe and illuminator, Gerard Eliassoen, through several European countries. Often describing the events, people and their prac... View more info

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An American Life (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Reagan, Ronald

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1990

Seller ID: 2268776

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert laid in. From the collection of Dr. Virgil R. Trout, Easton bookplate with his name and date ('92) in black ink on front endpaper. 1990 Full-Leather. 748, [6] pp. 8vo. Full red leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, endpapers decorated with presidential seal, ribbon marker bound in. The autobiography of Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States. View more info

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An American Life (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Reagan, Ronald

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1990

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274930

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1990 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 748, [6] pp. 8vo. Full red leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, endpapers decorated with presidential seal, ribbon marker bound in. The autobiography of Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States. View more info

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Speaking My Mind: Selected Speeches (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Reagan, Ronald

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1990

Seller ID: 2275004

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1990 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 432 pp. 8vo. Full burgundy leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, endpapers decorated with presidential seal, ribbon marker bound in. A selection of political speeches by Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, with an assortment of quotes and an index following text. View more info

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A Spinner of the Sun

By: Reed, Myrtle

Price: $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1906

Seller ID: 2199143

Condition: Very Good


1910 reprint. Lightly rubbed and soiled, ink name on front endpaper. 1906 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 393 pp. 8vo. Original lavender cloth, trade binding in the style of Margaret Armstrong but without printed initials on front panel. View more info

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Master of the Vineyard

By: Reed, Myrtle

Price: $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199140

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front hinge just starting, top corner lightly bumped. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 372 pp. 8vo. Color frontispiece. Margaret Armstrong trade binding with her initials incorporated in design. Top edge gilt. A tale of a young woman, her family, and the man who enters their lives. View more info

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Flower of the Dusk

By: Reed, Myrtle

Price: $20.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1908

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2284271

Condition: Very Good


4th printing. Front hinge repaired by previous owner (fairly neatly), pencil name and date on front endpaper. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 341, [3] pp. 8vo. Original lavender cloth, trade binding in the style of Margaret Armstrong but without printed initials on front panel. The pines, darkly purple, towered against the sunset. Behind the hills, the splendid tapestry glowed and flamed, sending far messages of light to the grey East, where lay the sea, crooning itself to sleep. Bare boughs dripped rain upon the sodden earth, where the dead leaves had so lon... View more info

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The White Shield

By: Reed, Myrtle

Price: $10.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284282

Condition: Good


First edition. Spine toned, edges lightly stained. 1912 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1], 343, [5] pp. 8vo. Margaret Armstrong binding. Gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Myrtle Reed (September 27, 1874–August 17, 1911) was an American author, poet, and journalist, the daughter of Elizabeth Armstrong Reed and the preacher Hiram von Reed. She wrote a number of bestsellers and even published a series of cookbooks under the pseudonym Olive Green. She was born in Illinois and graduated from the West Division High School, Chicago, IL. In 1... View more info

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Sixguns and Bullseyes and Automatic Pistol Marksmanship (The Firearms Classics Library)

By: Reichenbach, William; Casada, Jim

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Firearms Classics Library / The National Rifle Association / Odysseus Editions, Inc.: 1996

Seller ID: 2290970

Condition: Near Fine


Edges of endpapers a bit faded. 1996 Full-Leather. 145, [9], viii, 140, [2] pp. Turquoise full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Two classic works on guns and shooting, originally published in the 1930s, here re-released as part of the NRA's Firearms Classics Library. View more info

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The Life of Andrew Jackson (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Remini, Robert V.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274984

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1997 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, [2], 412 pp. 8vo. Full brown leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, endpapers decorated with presidential seal, ribbon marker bound in. The classic one-volume abridgement of the definitive, three-volume, National Book Award-winning biography of Andrew Jackson. View more info

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Scientific American Science Desk Reference [The Hutchison Science Desk Reference]

By: Rennie, John; Jones, Tony; Kirsner, Scott; Rowe, Julian; Stringer, Chris; Woods, Gordon; Young, Edward; et al

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2001

Seller ID: 2274218

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher bookplate laid in. 2001 Full-Leather. xi, [1], 690 pp. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A scientific reference with chapters on: Measurement; Mathematics; Chemistry; Physics; Astronomy; Earth Science: Evolution and Structure of Planet Earth; Earth Science: The Atmosphere and the Hydrosphere; Environment and Ecology; Biology; The Animal Kingdom; Plant Kingdom; Human Body; Health and Disease; Computer Science; Technology; Discoveries, Inventions, and Prizes. Index follows text. View more info

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Orations and Poetry, on Moral and Religious Subjects

By: Rice, Roswell

Price: $40.00

Publisher: C. Van Benthuysen:

Seller ID: 1896469

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1850. Edges rubbed with minor loss from spine ends, owner bookplate on front endpaper, ink name & date on title page. 400 pp. Original red blind-stamped leather, gilt titles & decorations on spine, frontispiece of author by W.N. Dunne. Contains speeches on temperance and slavery, poems on Niagara, the burning of Chicago, the Boston conflagration, the American Republic, etc. Sabin 70859. View more info

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Green Grow the Lilacs: A Play (The Collector's Library of Famous Editions)

By: Riggs, Lynn; Atkinson, Brooks

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press, Norwalk: 1991

Seller ID: 2172458

Condition: Fine


Publisher's Notes from the Archives laid in. 1991 Full-Leather. xiii, [1], 144, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A play set in the Indian territory of North America that would later become Oklahoma. The play takes its name from a popular Irish folk song that was popular in the 19th century United States. It inspired the popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!, which has an almost identical plot, but uses different songs. View more info

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Riley Love-Lyrics

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1899

Seller ID: 2273758

Condition: Very Good


Spine and front board lightly toned, ink note on front endpaper. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 190 pp. Gilt titles & decoration, raised portrait of a woman with long curly hair embossed on green cloth cover. Dyer illustrations throughout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer and poet. Known as the Hoosier Poet, National Poet, and the Children's Poet, he started his career in 1875 writing newspaper verse in Indiana dialect for the Indianapolis Journal. His verse tended to be humorous or sentimental, an... View more info

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Riley Love-Lyrics with Life Pictures

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Bowen-Merrill Company: 1899

Seller ID: 2292777

Condition: Very Good


Spine and edges faded. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 190 pp. Gilt titles & decoration, raised portrait of a woman with long curly hair embossed on green cloth cover. Dyer illustrations throughout. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer and poet. Known as the Hoosier Poet, National Poet, and the Children's Poet, he started his career in 1875 writing newspaper verse in Indiana dialect for the Indianapolis Journal. His verse tended to be humorous or sentimental, and of the approximately one thousand poems ... View more info

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Greek and Roman Naval Warfare: A Study of Strategy, Tactics, and Ship Design from Salamis (480 B.C.) to Actium (31 B.C.) (Collector's Edition)

By: Rodgers, William Ledyard; Moore, John Bassett

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2286250

Condition: Near Fine


1991 Full-Leather. xv, [1], 555, [1] pp. 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Numerous diagrams & illustrations. Includes laid in Easton Press collector's notes. William Ledyard Rodgers (1860–1944) was a Vice Admiral of the United States Navy. His career included service in the Spanish-American War and World War I, and a tour as President of the Naval War College. Rodgers was also a noted historian on military and naval topics, particularly relating to ancient naval warfare. He was the third generation in a well-k... View more info

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Muhammad [Mohammed]

By: Rodinson, Maxime; Carter, Anne; Bowering, Gerhard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281099

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. Minimal loss of gilt. 1989 Full-Leather. lv, [1], 362, [2] pp. 8vo. Brown leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece. Translated from the French by Anne Carter, with a foreword by Gerhard Bowering. This is an account of Mohammad's life and is also the study of the impact of an ideology upon a society. Seventh century Arabia, although fragmented and in many respects primitive, was moving towards a settled economy. The ideology of Islam - calling for submission to the will ... View more info

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: Selected Speeches, Messages, Press Conferences, and Letters [Delano] (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Roosevelt, Franklin D. [Delano]; Rauch, Basil

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274899

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. xxiv, 391, [1] pp. 8vo. Original black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of presidential speeches, addresses, and correspondence by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, spanning fifty-seven years (1888-1945). View more info

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Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography, with Illustrations (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Roosevelt, Theodore

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274913

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. Minor scuff on page base. 1996 Full-Leather. xii, [2], 647, [7] pp. 8vo. Original grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Black & white photographs. Theodore Roosevelt’s writing has the same verve, panache, and energy as the life he lived. Perhaps no president in U.S. history — not even Jefferson — had so many opinions and intellectual interests, believed in so many causes, or worked so hard to translate his beliefs into action. A hard-headed idealist, an unabashed interventionist, a crusader ... View more info

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The Early Italian Poets, from Ciullo d'Alcamo to Dante Alighieri (1100 - 1200 - 1300) in the Original Metres, together with Dante's Vita Nuova

By: Rossetti, D.G. [Dante Gabriel]; Alighieri, Dante

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd. / William Clowes and Sons, Limited:

Seller ID: 2284900

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed. xxiii, [1], 351, [1] pp. 12mo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, top edge gilt, decorated endpapers, frontispiece of author, engraved title page. A survey of poetry by various Italian authors of the 1100s, 1200s, and 1300s, including Dante Alighieri's La Vita Nuova. Edited by Dante Gabriel Rossetti. La Vita Nuova (English: The New Life) is a medieval text written by Dante Alighieri in 1295. It is an expression of the medieval genre of courtly love in a prosimetrum style, a combination of both prose and verse. Besides its content, it is notable for being wri... View more info

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His Little Women (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society)

By: Rossner, Judith

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289795

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Simon & Schuster trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Spine slightly faded. 1990 Full-Leather. 366 pp. 8vo. Light blue-grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece by Lisa Young. 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. The four daughters of Hollywood producer Sam Pearlstein--the childr... View more info

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Cyrano de Bergerac (The Collector's Library of Famous Editions)

By: Rostand, Edmund; Untermeyer, Louis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2004

Seller ID: 2286249

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's Notes from the Archives laid in. 2004 Full-Leather. xiii, [1], 210 pp. Tall 8vo. Dark green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Based loosely on the life of the 17th Century French dramatist, this classic work for the stage is illustrated by Pierre Brissaud, with an introduction by translator Louis Untermeyer. View more info

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Guys and Dolls and Other Writings

By: Runyon, Damon

Price: $95.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2011

Seller ID: 2285603

Condition: Near Fine


2011 Full-Leather. xviii, [2], 635, [1] pp. 8vo. Original maroon leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of Damon Runyon's short stories, including those that inspired the 1955 musical film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. View more info

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The Crown of Wild Olive: Three Lectures on Work, Traffic, War.

By: Ruskin, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hurst & Company: 1900

Seller ID: 2285923

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1900. We have more books available by this author!. 211, [5] pp. Hand-painted suede cover, decorated endpapers, top edge gilt. Lectures on work, traffic, and war, by the English art critic also known for his own artistic and poetic works. John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was an English art critic and social thinker, also remembered as a poet and artist. His essays on art and architecture were extremely influential in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Ruskin first came to widespread attention for his support for the work of J. M. W. Turner and his defence of natu... View more info

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The Shadow of Blooming Grove: Warren G. Harding in His Times (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Russell, Francis

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1988

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274929

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1988 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, [2], 691, [5] pp. 8vo. Original navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Notes and index follow text. A biography of the 29th President of the United States. Though his administration is remembered for its many scandals (particularly Teapot Dome), Harding also instituted the first federal child welfare program, created the Bureau of the Budget, and achieved an agreement for naval limitations with several other world powers at ... View more info

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The Emigrant Ship

By: Russell, W. [William] Clark

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Cassell Publishing Co., New York / The Mershon Company Press, Rahway: 1893

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1815805

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Corners rubbed, spine toned, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1893 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 348 pp. Original light green cloth, gilt titles, gilt & dark green stamped decorations (variant - first edition was tan cloth). A novel by the British author known for his nautical adventure stories, inspired in part by his time in the Merchant Navy. He was a contemporary of Herman Melville, who admired his writing, as well as his efforts to improve conditions for merchant seamen. View more info