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The World of Ice, or, The Whaling Cruise of 'The Dolphin' and the Adventures of Her Crew in the Polar Regions (R.M. Ballantyne's Books for Boys)

By: Ballantyne, Robert Michael

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons: 1893

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2139063

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. Bookplate awarding the book as a first prize to a student in Latin at Ayr Grammar School, spine leans forward slightly. 1893 Hard Cover. viii, 327 pp. 8vo. Blue cloth, black & gilt titles & decorations, floral decorated endpapers, chromolithographic frontispiece & title page precede printed title. An arctic adventure designed for younger readers, originally released in 1860, at a time when polar exploration was a hot topic due to the expeditions of men such as J... View more info

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After Worlds Collide

By: Balmer, Edwin; Wylie, Philip

Price: $175.00  $140.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2008

Seller ID: 2268787

Condition: Near Fine


From the collection of Dr. Virgil R. Trout, Easton bookplate with his name and date (3/17/2009) in black ink on front flyleaf of each volume, and a brief note about when he began and finished reading the book on the copyright page (he started it the day after he filled out the bookplate, and finished it the next day!). 2008 Full-Leather. xiii, [3], 341, [3] pp. 8vo. Full blue leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound ... View more info

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Eugenie Grandet

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1961

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261268

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number VII: 26. Slipcase toned. 1961 Hard Cover. xvi, 271 pp. 8vo. 'Who is going to marry Eugenie Grandet?' This is the question that fills the minds of the inhabitants of Saumur, the setting for Eugenie Grandet (1833), one of the earliest and most famous novels in Balzac's Comedie humaine. The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of E... View more info

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Pere Goriot

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265117

Condition: Near Fine


1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376, [4] pp. 8vo. Navy blue leather spine, blue cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Albert Lynch. 'Pere Goriot' is the tragic story of a father whose obsessive love for his two daughters leads to his financial and personal ruin. Interwoven with this theme is that of the impoverished young aristocrat, Rastignac, come to Paris... View more info

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Pere Goriot (The Franklin Library)

By: Balzac, Honore de

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Seller ID: 2285592

Condition: Very Good


Minimal loss of gilt. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 376 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, three raised spine bands, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Albert Lynch. This fine example of the French realist novel contrasts the social progress of an impoverished but ambitious aristocrat with the tale of a father, whose obsessive love for his daughters leads to his personal and financial... View more info

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The Historical Atlas of Judaism

By: Barnes, Ian; Bacon, Josephine

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc. / The Easton Press: 2009

Seller ID: 2265241

ISBN: 0785824847

Condition: Fine


Rebound in full leather by Easton Press, with gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. An exceptional copy. 2009 Full-Leather. 400, [2] pp. The Historical Atlas of Judaism is a fascinating account of the four thousand year old history of the Jewish faith, divided into six comprehensive sections surveying in detail the emergence of the Jews in Ancient Palestine right up to the modern Israeli state. Over 100 specially ... View more info

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Peter Pan

By: Barrie, J.M.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2011

Seller ID: 2286264

ISBN: 1435133471

Condition: Fine


Still in publisher's shrink wrap. 2011 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. Neverland is home to Peter Pan, a young boy who has never grown up. On one of his visits to London, Peter makes the acquaintance of young Wendy Darling, whom he invites to travel with him to Neverland and become the mother of his gang of Lost Boys. Flying through the night sky to Neverland, Wendy and her brothers John and Michael soon become caught up in marvelous adventure... View more info

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The Little Minister

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: American Publishers Corporation: 1897

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2077493

Condition: Fine


First thus. An exceptional copy. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxii, 375, [6] pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gilt titles & elaborate gilt decorations, top edge gilt. A new edition revised by the author, with a literary and biographical portrait preceding text, photographic frontispiece, and several engraved plates. A novel by the creator of Peter Pan, and inspiration for the 1934 Katharine Hepburn film, originally 'published in 1891 and dramatiz... View more info

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Margaret Ogilvy

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1897

Seller ID: 2104132

Condition: Near Fine


Spine toned, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1897 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 207 pp. Decorative trade binding designed by Amy Richards, with her initials incorporated on the front board design. A novel by the author of Peter Pan. View more info

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The Little Minister (The Sarony Illustrated Edition)

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: H.M. Caldwell Company: 1898

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2279574

Condition: Very Good


Spine toned, flyleaf from another book laid in, with the bookplate of Lt. Cdr. F.B. Quinch (?), his name and USS Nassau 1945 in green ink. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, [3], 454, [2] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles, gold and black decorations, top edge gilt, brief biographical sketch of Barrie precedes text. Illustrated from scenes in the drama of 'The Little Minister,' by photographs from life of Maude Adams, Robert Edeson... View more info

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The Little Minister, in Two Volumes (The Kirriemuir Edition)

By: Barrie, J.M. [James Matthew]

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: H.M. Caldwell Company: 1898

Seller ID: 2287165

Condition: Near Fine


Pencil name on front endpaper of each volume. 1898 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in two volumes. xliv, [2], 290, [2]; vi, [4], 326, [2] pp. 8vo. The Kirriemuir Edition, named after the author's birthplace. Red cloth, elaborate gilt decorations, gilt titles and top edge, etchings by G.W.H. Ritchie. This edition also features a literary and biographical portrait of J.M. Barrie. A novel by the creator of Peter Pan, and inspiration for th... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Kunitz, Stanley

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272516

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's 'Notes from the Editors' booklet laid in. A few tiny scratches on base of front board, ink pictographic stamp and pencil name on front flyleaf. 1977 Full-Leather. xx, [2], 244, [6] pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Preface by Stanley Kunitz. Illustrated by Eugene Karlin. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Kunitz, Stanley

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Seller ID: 2285611

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Full-Leather. xx, [2], 244, [6] pp. Tall 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Preface by Stanley Kunitz. Illustrated by Eugene Karlin. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that contains all of Baudelaire's verses has opened up vistas to the imagination and quickened sensibilities of poets everywhere. Yet it is questionable whether a single translator can give adequate voice to Ba... View more info

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The Flowers of Evil

By: Baudelaire, Charles; Laver, James; et al

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265678

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs to leather. Unused publisher's bookplate laid in. 1977 Full-Leather. xxxvi, 201, [1] pp. Tall 8vo. Maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Translated into English by various authors, most notably Edna St. Vincent Millay, and edited with introduction and notes by James Laver. Illustrated with engravings by Pierre-Yves Tremois. Banned and slighted in his lifetime, the book that conta... View more info

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Zachary Taylor: Soldier, Planter, Statesman of the Old Southwest (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Bauer, K. Jack

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274994

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. Faintly scuffed. 1997 Full-Leather. xxiv, [2], 348 pp. 8vo. Full navy blue leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, endpapers decorated with presidential seal, ribbon marker bound in. A biography of the twelfth President of the United States of America, who died after just over a year in office. He had previously distinguished himself as an officer during the Mexican-American War. Considering the course his lif... View more info

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

By: Baum, L. Frank

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2012

Seller ID: 2286265

ISBN: 1435139739

Condition: Fine


Still in publisher's shrink wrap. 2012 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. The inspiration for the world-famous movie, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has delighted generations of readers since L. Frank Baum first published it in 1900. Illustrated by W.W. Denslow, whose magnificent art distinguished the first edition of Baum's tale, this 2012 edition features an elegant bonded-leather binding, a satin-ribbon bookmark, distinctive gilt edging and decora... View more info

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The Ne'er-Do-Well

By: Beach, Rex

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202013

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 401 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, color picture plate mounted on front board. Cover art, frontispiece, and illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy, known as the creator of the 'Christy girl'. View more info

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The Language of Life: An Introduction to the Science of Genetics

By: Beadle, George & Muriel

Price: $250.00  $200.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263983

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by both authors without attribution on half-title page ('Sincerely, George Beadle, Muriel Beadle'). Faint abrasion on front board. 1966 Full-Leather. x, [4], 242, [4] pp. 8vo. Finely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full beige 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. A description of the science of gen... View more info

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The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

By: Bedier, Joseph; Belloc, Hilaire; Rosenfeld, Paul; Colum, Padraic

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1960

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261284

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number V: 26 laid in. Spine faded with a couple tiny spots, slipcase edges toned. 1960 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 172, [1] pp. 8vo. The classic romantic story, retold by Joseph Bedier, translated by Hilaire Belloc and Paul Rosenfeld, with illustrations by Serge Ivanoff. This immortal tale from the Age of Chivalry concerns the doomed love between a knight and a princess — one of the great romances of medieval literature, along with tha... View more info

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John Quincy Adams, in Two Volumes: John Quincy Adams and the Foundations of American Foreign Policy; John Quincy Adams and the Union (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Bemis, Samuel Flagg

Price: $60.00  $48.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274920

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's inserts and blank bookplate laid in. Minor scuff on spine of second volume. 1987 Full-Leather. xix, [1], 588, xv, [1]; xv, [1], 546, [2], xix, [5] pp. 8vo. Includes six illustrations and seven maps (including one fold-out). A biography of America's greatest diplomatist to the eve of his election as sixth President of the United States, and an authoritative account of the origins and guiding principles of the nation's foreign policy. View more info

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John Brown's Body: A Poem

By: Benet, Stephen Vincent; Freeman, Douglass Southall

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1948

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261480

Condition: Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass. Slipcase repaired, rear hinge weakening, owner bookplate on front endpaper, spine and slipcase edge toned. 1948 Hard Cover. xvi, [2], 454 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Douglas Southall Freeman, fourteen color illustrations by John Steuart Curry. One of the most widely read poems of our time -- a masterful retelling of the American Civil War. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898, Fountain Hill, Pennsylvania, Un... View more info

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Timescape (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)

By: Benford, Gregory; Hartwell, David G.

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Seller ID: 2281111

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. 412 pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by David G. Hartwell, illustrations by Bob Eggleton. Winner of the 1980 Nebula Award, Timescape has since become a classic of the science fiction genre, combining hard science, bold speculation, and human drama—a challenging and triumphant tale told by a master storyteller. 1998. Earth is falling apart, on... View more info

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Tales of Soldiers & Civilians (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Bierce, Ambrose; Jackson, Joseph Henry

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1971

Seller ID: 2278055

Condition: Near Fine


A few tiny spots on page ridges. 1971 Full-Leather. xxx, 222 pp. 8vo. Grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Joseph Henry Jackson, illustrations by Paul Landacre. A collection of short stories set during the American Civil War, by the author best known for The Devil's Dictionary, and for his mysterious disappearance in Mexico. View more info

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The Decamerone di Messer Giovanni Boccaccio. in Three Volumes. [Decameron]

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni

Price: $150.00  $120.00

Publisher: Guglielmo Pickering: 1825

Seller ID: 2281490

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed, spine labels mostly absent, minor splits to spine heads and feet along joints, first gathering of volume 1 (free endpaper, flyleaf, and half-title page) loose but included. An attractive set that could be beautiful with some minor restorations. 1825 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in three volumes. cxxxv, [1], 228, [2]; [229]-586, [2]; [587]-967, [3] pp. 8vo. Full sheep, morocco spine labels, gilt titles and decorations,... View more info

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The Decameron

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni; McWilliam, G.H.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265087

Condition: Very Good


Slight wrinkle to a few pages. 1979 Hard Cover. xxxi, 738 pp. Black leather spine, grey cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, grey ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated with woodcuts by Jose Narro. Boccaccio's 14th century collection of 100 stories, controversial at the time for its inclusion of erotic themes, and important today for the details it provides about life in Italy at the time. View more info

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The Decameron: The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence and Conversation, Framed in Ten Dayes, of an Hundred Curious Pieces, by Seven Honourable Ladies, and Three Noble Gentlemen

By: Boccaccio, John [Giovanni]; Hutton, Edward

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284258

ISBN: 112572384X

Condition: Very Good


Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. Spine faded, edge of front a bit soiled. 1980 Full-Leather. xxi, [1], 536 pp. Tall 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. The Decameron (subtitle: Prencipe Galeotto) is a collection of 100 novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, probably begun in 1350 and finished in 1353. It is a medieval allegorical work best known for its bawdy tales of love, appearin... View more info

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Planet of the Apes

By: Boulle, Pierre; Fielding, Xan (Translator)

Price: $300.00  $240.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2010

Seller ID: 2268790

Condition: Near Fine


From the collection of Dr. Virgil R. Trout, Easton bookplate with his name and date (6/8/2010) in black ink on front flyleaf. 248, [4] pp. 8vo. Full brown leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece by Dennis Lyall. Translated from the French by Xan Fielding. Boulle's classic 1963 novel differs in several ways from the 1968 movie and its various spinoffs. While the bare-bones story is familiar—a... View more info

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The Life of General William T. [Tecumseh] Sherman

By: Boyd, James P.

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: Publishers' Union: 1891

Seller ID: 2266387

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal wear to corners, minor loss of gilt from spine and front board, small light spot on rear board. 1891 Hard Cover. 608 pp. 8vo. Original brown cloth, black & gilt decorations, black titles, decorated endpapers. Frontispiece of Sherman, illustrations, including maps of Vicksburg & Port Hudson and Chattanooga & Vicinity, throughout text. William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He ser... View more info

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Chronicle of Flight: A Year-By-Year History of Aviation

By: Boyne, Walter J.

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Publications International, Ltd. / The Easton Press: 2003

Seller ID: 2277127

ISBN: 0785372466

Condition: Near Fine


Rebound by Easton Press in burgundy leather with photographic picture plate mounted on front board, gilt titles, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Blank publisher bookplate laid in. 2003 Full-Leather. 512 pp. A thorough history of flight from the earliest concepts to the present day, illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. View more info

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The Martian Chronicles; The Illustrated Man; The Golden Apples of the Sun

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2001

Seller ID: 2285674

ISBN: 1435129067

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2001 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 885 pp. One of the most popular American writers of the twentieth century, Ray Bradbury has thrilled generations of readers with his imaginative tales of fantasy and science fiction. This unique collection brings together three of his best-loved books. The Martian Chronicles is the history of Earth's brief colonization of the red planet, Mars. As humans set up home in the ruins of the extinct ... View more info