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The Daughter of Time (The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces)

By: Tey, Josephine

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1990

Seller ID: 2275492

Condition: Very Good


A bit smoky. 1990 Hard Cover. 204, [2] pp. 8vo. Maroon boards made to emulate Franklin's usual trademark leather, with gilt titles and decorations, family tree on endpapers. Voted greatest mystery novel of all time by the Crime Writers' Association in 1990, Josephine Tey recreates one of history's most famous—and vicious—crimes in her classic bestselling novel, a must read for connoisseurs of fiction. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland Yard, recuperating from a broken leg, becomes fascinated with a contemporary portrait of Richard III that bears no resemblance to the Wicked Uncle of history.... View more info

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Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $30.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt, Publisher: 1890

Seller ID: 2276795

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1890. Edges rubbed. Binding tight, pages clean and bright. Original brown half leather: leather spine and corners, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt. Black-and-white frontispiece of Betty Sharp. Thackeray's satirical tale of a middle-class family that takes in a conwoman. View more info

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The Story of Manon Lescaut and the Chevalier des Grieux

By: The Abbe Prevost d'Exiles; Waddell, Helen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1935

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261277

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number 3K laid in. Spine faded, owner bookplate on front endpaper, slipcase edges rubbed. 1935 Hard Cover. xi, 155 pp. The sweetness of her glance, or rather my evil star already in its ascendant and drawing me to my ruin, did not allow me to hesitate for a moment. So begins the story of Manon Lescaut, a tale of passion and betrayal, of delinquency and misalliance, which moves from early eighteenth-century Paris--with its theatres, assemblies, and gaming-houses-via prison and deportation to a tragic denouement in the treeless wastes of Louisiana. It i... View more info

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Simon Verde

By: The Author of Tasso's Enchanted Ground.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: H.L. Kilner & Co.: 1885

Seller ID: 1539827

Condition: Good


Boards lightly soiled, front hinge just starting, pencil name and address on front endpaper. 1885 Hard Cover. 140 pp. Three tales from the late 19th-century by an unknown author. May be an unauthorized translation of Fernan Caballero's work. View more info

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The New Yorker Book of Dog Cartoons

By: The New Yorker

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press, Norwalk: 2003

Seller ID: 2174279

Condition: Fine


Blank publisher bookplate laid in. 2003 Full-Leather. 102 pp. 4to. Black full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. A collection of cartoons from several dozen artists, including Charles Addams, Peter Arno, William Steig, Saul Steinberg, James Stevenson, and James Thurber, all of which originally appeared in New Yorker magazine. View more info

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Virgil Thomson

By: Thomson, Virgil

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263986

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1966 Full-Leather. viii, [2], 424, xi, [7] pp. 8vo. 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. The American composer and music critic recounts events and acquaintances from his Missouri childhood, his sojourns in Paris between the wars and his eventual rise to world fame. View more info

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Cape Cod

By: Thoreau, Henry D. [David]

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.: 1908

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2207566

Condition: Very Good


Second Crowell edition. Corners faintly rubbed, minor scuff on spine, minor wear to 1/2 inch section of page fore-edge. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 319 pp. 8vo. Green cloth with Margaret Armstrong binding design in gilt and maroon. Copyright page states 'second edition', though this is clearly not the second edition overall (it was first published in 1865, and reprinted quite a few times during Thoreau's lifetime); rather it is the second publication of the work by Crowell, and the first to feature the Margaret Armstrong binding design. We found several ... View more info

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Walden; or, Life in the Woods (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Thoreau, Henry David

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2286135

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 408 pp. 8vo. Forest green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Ronald Keller. Walden (first published as Walden; or, Life in the Woods) is an American book written by noted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings. The work is part personal declaration of independence, social experiment, voyage of spiritual discovery, satire, and manual for self-reliance. First published ... View more info

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The Maine Woods

By: Thoreau, Henry David

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2000

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281105

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's blank bookplate laid in. 2000 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 442 pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A reissue of Thoreau's works recounting his travels in the wilderness of 19th century Maine. Over a period of three years, Thoreau made three trips to the largely unexplored woods of Maine. He climbed mountains, paddled a canoe by moonlight, and dined on cedar beer, hemlock tea and moose lips. Taking notes constantly, Thoreau was just as likely to turn his observant eye t... View more info

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Civil Disobedience and Other Essays

By: Thoreau, Henry David

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2000

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281107

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's blank bookplate laid in. 2000 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xv, [1], 235, [5] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. American author, naturalist, and abolitionist, Henry David Thoreau was a principal figure of the 19th century movement of Transcendentalism. Central to the philosophy is a belief that people, who are inherently good, are corrupted by the organized institutions of society and that consequently the best community is one that is built upon on independence and se... View more info

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Cape Cod (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Thoreau, Henry David; Krutch, Joseph Wood

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2195578

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Full-Leather. xx, 215, [1] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Joseph Wood Krutch, illustrations by R.J. Holden. Thoreau's transcendentalist travel meditation, focused on Cape Cod Massachusetts. View more info

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Cape Cod (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Thoreau, Henry David; Krutch, Joseph Wood

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281106

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's blank bookplate laid in. 1979 Full-Leather. xx, 215, [1] pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Joseph Wood Krutch, illustrations by R.J. Holden. Thoreau's transcendentalist travel meditation, focused on Cape Cod Massachusetts. Arguably some of Thoreau’s most beautiful writings on American history and natural scenery, this collection is dedicated to the poet’s ruminations on the beaches of Cape Cod. Exploring the variety of natural life and human interests that have intersected o... View more info

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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. xii, 576; 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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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King (Collector's Edition)

By: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285224

ISBN: 0395193958

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Tiny tear to slipcase edge repaired with archival adhesive, one text page tear repaired with tissue. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [2], 423, [1], 352, 440 pp. 8vo. Red leatherette boards, matching slipcase, gilt titles, gold, blue, and green metallic decorations. Fold-out map follows text. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so th... View more info

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King (Collector's Edition)

By: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1991

Seller ID: 2285879

ISBN: 0395193958

Condition: Very Good


Lacks slipcase. Fore edge a bit smudged,. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, [2], 423, [1], 352, 440 pp. 8vo. Red leatherette boards, matching slipcase, gilt titles, gold, blue, and green metallic decorations. Fold-out map follows text. One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, an... View more info

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The Hobbit [with] The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; The Two Towers; The Return of the King

By: Tolkien, J.R.R.

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd: 1966

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2263958

Condition: Near Fine


1965 and 1966 printings of the original British editions (The Hobbit is a second edition, 16th impression). Spines a bit faded, light spot on rear board of The Hobbit. We have more books available by this author!. A collection of all three volumes of The Lord of the Rings, plus The Hobbit, which was published later as a prequel. The Hobbit includes color illustrations by the author. 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 o... View more info

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Short Stories

By: Tolstoy, Leo

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1996

Seller ID: 2268789

Condition: Near Fine


From the collection of Dr. Virgil R. Trout, Easton bookplate with his name and date (4/2/07) in blue ink on front flyleaf. 1996 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 281, [7] pp. 8vo. Full red leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece by Chris Simon, black-and-white illustrations in text from drawings by Alan Phillips. A collection of nine short stories by the author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Includes: The Raid; Sevastopol in May 1855; Two Hussars; Albert; What Men Live By; Master and M... View more info

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Anna Karenina

By: Tolstoy, Leo; Maude, Louise & Aylmer

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265125

Condition: Very Good


Franklin Library letter laid in. A few scuffs to gilt on page ridge. 1980 Hard Cover. 771, [7] pp. 8vo. Navy blue leather spine, blue cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude, with illustrations by James Tissot. Anna Karenina is a novel by the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, published in serial installments from 1873 to 1877 in the periodical The Russian Messenger. Tolstoy clashed with editor Mikhail Katkov over political issues that arose in the final installment (Tolstoy's negative views of Ru... View more info

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War and Peace (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Tolstoy, Leo; Maude, Louise & Aylmer

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2275791

Condition: Near Fine


A couple minor scuffs to gilt on page ridges, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1981 Full-Leather. xii, 1035, [7] pp. 8vo. Original red full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece of Tolstoy, illustrations throughout text from woodcuts by Fritz Eichenberg. Tolstoy's epic masterpiece captures with unprecedented immediacy the broad sweep of life during the Napoleonic wars and the brutal invasion of Russia. Balls and soirees, the burning of Moscow, the intrigues of statesmen and generals, scenes of violent battles, t... View more info

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War and Peace, in Two Volumes (The Heritage Press)

By: Tolstoy, Leo; Maude, Louise and Aylmer

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1938

Seller ID: 2289616

Condition: Very Good


Lacks slipcase and Sandglass insert. No jackets. Spines faintly toned, very minor general wear. 1938 Hard Cover. xxiv, 815; xv, 857 pp. Two volume set. Translated from the Russian by Louise and Aylmer Maude. Revised by Mr. and Mrs. Maude with a special Introduction by them. Illustrated with reproductions of the famous nineteenth century paintings by Vassily Verestchagin, and numerous pen drawings made for this edition by Fritz Eichenberg. War and Peace (pre-reform Russian: ????? ? ????; post-reform Russian: ????? ? ???, romanized: Vojna i mir [v?j?na i ?m?ir]) is a novel by the Russian author ... View more info

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Andrew Johnson: A Biography (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Trefousse, Hans L.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274903

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1996 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 463, [3] pp. 8vo. Original navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. On April 14, 1865, just as the American Civil War came to an end, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by a Confederate actor. The next morning Andrew Johnson was suddenly elevated to the position of President of the United States at a time when the nation was still suffering from the effects of war. This biography explores the enigma of the homeless and uneducated tai... View more info

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Garibaldi's Defence of the Roman Republic, 1848-9

By: Trevelyan, George Macaulay

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co: 1914

Seller ID: 2266239

Condition: Very Good


Custom bound in contemporary leather for Maurice Lowndes, as a reward for his performance as a student at Winchester College. Appears to have been rebacked at some point as well (new material at joints). Presentation bookplate on front endpaper, board edges rubbed. 1914 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 387 pp. 8vo. Full navy blue morocco, gilt titles, design & rules. Includes seven maps (two fold-outs) and numerous illustrations of historical fortifications. An account of how Garibaldi led the forces defending Rome against the French. 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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Barchester Towers

By: Trollope, Anthony; Thirkell, Angela

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Seller ID: 2261916

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number IV:24 laid in. Two tiny spots on spine, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, [3], 563, [1] pp. 8vo. Introduction by Angela Thirkell, illustrations by Fritz Kredel. 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 c... View more info

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The Warden: The Centenary Edition

By: Trollope, Anthony; Thirkell, Angela

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1955

Seller ID: 2261928

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number XVII:20 laid in. Spine faded. 1955 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, [2], 261, [1] pp. Introduction by Angela Thirkell, illustrations by Fritz Kredel. The first of Trollope’s popular Barsetshire novels, set in the fictional cathedral town of Barchester, The Warden centers on the honorable cleric Septimus Harding, one of Trollope’s most memorable characters. When Harding is accused of mismanaging church funds, his predicament lays bare the complexities of the Victorian world and of nineteenth-century provincial li... View more info

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Peter the Great (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Troyat, Henri; Pinkham, Joan; Palmieri, Patricia

Price: $65.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1993

Seller ID: 2274212

Condition: Fine


Publisher insert and bookplate laid in. 1993 Full-Leather. x, [2], 392 pp. 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color frontispiece portrait of Peter the Great. Translated from the French by Joan Pinkham, with a foreword by Patricia Palmieri. A biography of the Russian Tsar who ruled from 1682 to 1725, and is known for spearheading numerous advancements in governance, and for founding and developing the city of St. Petersburg. 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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Fathers and Sons

By: Turgenev, Ivan; Garnett, Constance; Winterich, John T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1941

Seller ID: 2261921

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number IX:25 laid in. Spine faded, boards lightly rubbed, slipcase edge lightly toned. 1941 Hard Cover. x, [2], 234 pp. 8vo. Translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett, with an introduction by John T. Winterich, and illustrations from wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. A novel by Ivan Turgenev, published in 1862 as Ottsy i deti. Quite controversial at the time of its publication, Fathers and Sons concerns the inevitable conflict between generations and between the values of traditionalists and intellectuals. View more info