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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 ... View more info

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The Mysterious Island

By: Verne, Jules; Kingston, W.H.G.; Bradbury, Ray

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1959

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261269

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number XII: 23 laid in. Spine slightly faded, remnant of owner bookplate on front endpaper, slipcase edges toned. 1959 Hard Cover. x, 568 pp. Tall 8vo. Translated from the French by W.H.G., with an introduction by Ray Bradbury, and illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. Somewhat of a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though a very different book in terms of theme, more similar to Robinson ... View more info

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The Mysterious Island

By: Verne, Jules; Kingston, W.H.G.; Bradbury, Ray

Price: $65.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281095

Condition: Very Good


A few minor scuffs and blemishes to boards. 1987 Full-Leather. x, [8], 568, [4] pp. Tall 8vo. Blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by W.H.G. Kingston, with an introduction by Ray Bradbury, and illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. Somewhat of a sequel to Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though a very different book in terms of theme, more... View more info

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Verne, Jules; Lewis, Mercier; Pratt, Fletcher

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2285587

Condition: Very Good


Spine scuffed. 1977 Full-Leather. xi, [5], 325, [5] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated from Verne's original French by Mercier Lewis, with a new introduction by Fletcher Pratt, and illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. One of Verne's most well-known works, and a pioneering work of science fiction. View more info

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

By: Verne, Jules; Pratt, Fletcher

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1956

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2283728

Condition: Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Hinges repaired, slipcase repaired along two edges, slipcase lightly soiled. 1956 Hard Cover. xi, [5], 325, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Nautical imagery on boards with a giant squid pictured in the center, two views of the Nautilus on endpapers. Translated from the French by Mercier Lewis, with a new introduction by Fletcher Pratt, and illustrated by Edward A. Wilson. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: A Tour of the Underw... View more info

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The Aeneid of Virgil

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

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265113

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1982 Hard Cover. 425 pp. Grey leather spine, grey cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, grey ribbon marker bound in. Virgil's epic poem, which remained unfinished upon his death, presented here in the translation of John Dryden, with illustrations by Johann Gruninger. View more info

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The Georgics

By: Virgil (Publius Virgilus Maro); Dryden, John; Whicher, George F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1953

Seller ID: 2261963

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. A bit musty, sticker remnant on front endpapers, slipcase a bit rubbed. 1953 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 155, [1] pp. Virgil's epic poem, translated into English verse by John Dryden, with an introduction by George F. Whicher, and illustrations by Bruno Bramanti. 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. 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 ... 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. 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 b... 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 c... View more info

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Faust: Parts One and Two (The Franklin Library)

By: von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang; Priest, George Madison

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 2275998

ISBN: 352001209X

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1981 Full-Leather. 415 pp. Green leather-bound with gilt decor on boards and gilt page ridges. Illustrated by Engelbert Siebertz. Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend. He is a scholar who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, so he makes a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. The Faust legend has been the basis for many literary, artistic, cinematic, and musical works that ... 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... View more info

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Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Wallace, Lew; Redman, Ben Ray

Price: $85.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2264536

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1981 Full-Leather. xxii, [2], 486, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Two-tone illustrations by Joe Mugnaini, introduction by Ben Ray Redman. Original full red leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel by Lew Wallace published on November 12, 1880 by Harper & Brothers. The novel was a phenomenal best-seller, surpassing Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (185... View more info

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The Compleat Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing for the Perusal of Anglers, with Instructions, How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream

By: Walton, Izaak; Cotton, Charles; Lowell, James Russell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1975

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261280

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number 2M laid in. Spine faded, owner bookplate on front endpaper, slipcase opening edge rubbed through at a couple points. 1975 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xlii, 316 pp. Includes all 21 original chapters by Isaak Walton, another 12 by Charles Cotton, an introduction by James Russell Lowell, and illustrations by Douglas W. Gorsline. The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653, but Walton continued... View more info

The Life of George Washington; with Curious Anecdotes Equally Honourable to Himself, and Exemplary to His Young Countrymen.

By: Weems, Mason L.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Joseph Allen: 1837

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2272652

Condition: Very Good


Rebound in full light brown morocco with gilt titles and decorations, and new marbled endpapers. Newspaper clipping laid in which relates the cherry tree anecdote (which appears in this edition beginning on p. 13), a few pages foxed. 1837 Full-Leather. 228 pp. 12mo. Four pages of ads precede title page. An early printing of the work that first appeared in 1800, and went through a number of editions in its first decade, the fifth edition being the first to recount the fam... View more info

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H.G. Wells: The Classic Novels in Five Volumes: The First Men in the Moon; The Island of Dr. Moreau; The War of the Worlds; The Time Machine; The Invisible Man (Easton Press Limited Edition)

By: Wells, H.G.

Price: $600.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2010

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2265242

Condition: Near Fine


Minor loss of gilt from spine titles of three books, otherwise an exceptional set. 2010 Full-Leather. Complete in five volumes. vi, 342; xiv, 188; ix, 188; [x], 108; xvii, [1], 164 pp. Black full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Text paper from Glatfelter, lithography by Falcon Press. Includes: The First Men in the Moon; The Island of Dr. Moreau; The War of the Worlds; The Time Machine; The Invisible M... 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 rom... View more info

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The Time Machine

By: Wells, H.G. [Herbert George]; Aldiss, Brian

Price: $65.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1986

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281108

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1986 Full-Leather. x, [2], 97, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk ribbon bound in. Wells's classic science fiction story centered around the invention of a time machine (a term coined by Wells and now used ubiquitously to refer to the type of device he describes). The novel has inspired several radio and film adaptations. 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 in... 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,... View more info

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A Puritan in Babylon: The Story of Calvin Coolidge (The Library of the Presidents)

By: White, William Allen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1986

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274905

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1986 Full-Leather. xvi, [4], 460 pp. 8vo. Original burgundy full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. A biography of the 30th President of the United States of America, by a newspaper editor and leading member of the Progressive movement. View more info

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Leaves of Grass

By: Whitman, Walt

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Press: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265128

Condition: Near Fine


A few light scuffs to gilt on page ridges. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 536, [4] pp. 8vo. Green leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. This edition based on the ninth, or 'Deathbed' Edition of 1892. Illustrated with photographs of Whitman's America. In 1855, Walt Whitman published — at his own expense — the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a ... 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 photogr... 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... View more info

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Little House: The First Five Novels

By: Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2012

Seller ID: 2285676

ISBN: 1435139615

Condition: Fine


Still encased in publisher's shrink wrap. A fine copy. 2012 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 624 pp. Generations of children and their parents have been delighted by the Little House novels of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and their semi-autobiographical account of her family's homesteading life in Kansas, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. Over the course of the novels Laura grows from childhood to maturity, and her family's experiences capture the adventur... 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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Glimpses of Fifty Years: The Autobiography of an American Woman, Written by Order of the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union

By: Willard, Frances E.; Smith, Hannah Whitall (Introduction)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Woman's Temperance Publication Association / H.J. Smith & Co.: 1889

Seller ID: 2276937

Condition: Good


Small stain on bottom corner, light stain along top edge affecting top corner of frontispiece and very top edge of margin for a couple dozen other pages, minor repair to front hinge. 1889 Hard Cover. xvi, 698 pp., 6-page terminal section on Willard's ancestry. 8vo. Original olive cloth, silver & gilt titles, black decorations. An important American biography, providing contexts for several important social movements, including the women's movement and temperance. Include... View more info

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Bullet and Shell: War as the Soldier Saw It; Camp, March, and Picket; Battlefield and Bivouac; Prison and Hospital

By: Williams, George F.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Fords, Howard & Hulbert / Franklin Press: Rand, Avery, and Company: 1883

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2283713

Condition: Very Good


Early printing. Spine slightly faded, corners a bit rubbed, ink name on front endpapers. 1883 Hard Cover. 454 pp. 8vo. American Civil War may be written without prejudice or passion. The memories of that gigantic struggle have mellowed, the bitterness of sectional feeling has died away; and men now view with clearer and calmer minds the issues which led to the conflict, and the motives governing its prosecution. The author of the following pages aims to present a faithfu... View more info

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The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains

By: Wister, Owen; Burt, Struthers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1951

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261276

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number IV: 23 laid in. Spine toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1951 Hard Cover. xix, 437 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Struthers Burt, illustrations by William Moyers. A novel of the American West set in Wyoming. Inspiration for western authors such as Zane Grey, Louis L'Amour, etc. Dime novels preceding Wister's work featured cowboys, but this novel established the particular ethos that has remained attached to the American co... View more info