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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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Breathing Lessons (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society)

By: Tyler, Anne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289812

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Alfred A. Knopf trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Spine slightly faded. 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 d... 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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Trinity: A Novel of Ireland (The First Edition Society)

By: Uris, Leon

Price: $95.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285662

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Doubleday trade edition. 1976 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 807, [5] pp. 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Herbert Tauss. In Ireland there is no future, only the past happening over and over again. Leon Uris selected the period from the famine of the 1840s to the Easter Rising of 1916 to tell the story of Ireland's past, explain the 'troubles' of the present and give insight into her future. This Trinity consists of: the Larkin family of Ba... View more info

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An Anthology of World Poetry, in English Translations by Chaucer, Swinburne, Dowson, Symons, Rossetti, Waley, Herrick, Pope, Francis Thompson, E.A. Robinson and Others.

By: Van Doren, Mark

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock: 1936

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2263984

Condition: Near Fine


Revised and enlarged edition, 5th printing. Spine edges a bit rubbed. 1936 Full-Leather. lxii, [2], 1467, [7] pp. 8vo. Finely rebound in full red morocco with gilt titles, rules, and decorations, top edge gilt, decorated endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A collection of verse by numerous poets, divided into sections by country. 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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The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, with Reproductions of All the Drawings in the Correspondence, in Three Volumes

By: Van Gogh, Vincent

Price: $600.00

Publisher: New York Graphic Society: 1959

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2263963

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. Spines a bit faded. 1959 Full-Leather. Complete in three volumes. lxvii, 559, [5]; 625, [5]; 625, [5] pp. 8vo. Van Gogh's complete correspondence with his brother Theo, together with reproductions of the drawings included in his letters. Each volume includes a tipped in color frontispiece. The first volume includes a publisher's foreword, an introduction, notes, and memoir by V.W. van Gogh, and a preface and memoir by Mrs. J. van Gogh-Bonger. Finely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full red morocco with gilt titles, rules, and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. ... View more info

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The World of ? [Null-A] (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)

By: Van Vogt, A.E.; Gunn, James

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1988

Seller ID: 2277192

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert laid in. 1988 Full-Leather. 246, [2] pp. 8vo. Burgundy full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by James Gunn, color frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations by Vincent DiFate. The classic novel of non-Aristotelian logic and the coming race of supermen. Grandmaster A.E. van Vogt was one of the giants of the 1940s, the Golden Age of classic SF. Of his masterpieces, The World of Null-A is his most famous and most influential. It was the first major trade SF hardcover ever, in 1949, and has been i... View more info

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A Journey to the Center of the Earth [Centre]

By: Verne, Jules; Asimov, Isaac

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1966

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281096

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs and blemishes to boards. 1966 Full-Leather. xvi, 303, [5] pp. Tall 8vo. Blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Includes an introduction by Isaac Asimov, and illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. An important early work in the 'lost world' literary tradition, which inspired several film adaptations. View more info

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Around the World in Eighty Days

By: Verne, Jules; Bradbury, Ray

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1983

Seller ID: 2285665

Condition: Near Fine


End of ribbon marker slightly frayed. 1983 Full-Leather. xiv, [2], 268, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Edward A. Wilson, introduction by Ray Bradbury. Verne's classic adventure novel, in which Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days based on a wager. View more info

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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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 Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson (which were likely influences). 2014 edition of the work originally published in 1874. 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 similar to Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson (which were likely influences). Originally published in 1874. 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 Underwater World (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers: Tour du monde sous-marin, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: A Tou... 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 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 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 slapped in every direction by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the... 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 by fate, clings desperately to the belief that he lives in the best of all possible worlds. On the surface a witty, bantering ... 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