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The Stranger (The Collector's Library of Famous Editions)

By: Camus, Albert; Gilbert, Stuart; Fowlie, Wallace

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut: 1993

Seller ID: 2144222

Condition: Fine


Publisher's Notes from the Archives insert laid in. 1993 Full-Leather. xix, [1], 181 pp. Blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Camus's classic novel of existentialism and the absurd, translated from the original French by Stuart Gilbert, with an introduction by William Fowlie and color illustrations by Daniel Maffia. View more info

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In Cold Blood: A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $2,250.00

Publisher: Random House: 1965

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263973

Condition: Fine


Limited edition, #285 of 500, signed & numbered by Capote on colophon, which states 'Of the first edition of In Cold Blood five hundred copies have been printed on special paper and specially bound.' Lacks slipcase issued with this edition, but is only the more attractive for it (the slipcase was a rather plain red paper over cardboard). 1965 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 343 pp. 8vo. Finely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full brown mor... View more info

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The French Revolution: A History. in Three Volumes.

By: Carlyle, Thomas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: White, Stokes and Allen / Bernhard Tauchnitz: 1888

Seller ID: 2269852

Condition: Very Good


No copyright date, circa 1890. Two volumes repaired at hinges, spines toned, two faint spots on rear board of third volume. 1888 Half-Leather. 366; 388; 430 pp. 16mo. Leather spine & corners, red & brown morocco spine labels, gilt titles & rules, top edge gilt, marbled boards & endpapers. The most famous work by the Scottish essayist, philosopher, and historian, drawing together numerous sources to provide a detailed picture of the French Revolution. Still considered an ... View more info

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Carroll, Lewis (Rev. Charles Lutwidge)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA: 1975

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 1996832

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1975 Full-Leather. [iv], 161 pp. 8vo. Original light brown full leather with gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations of hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades, with the white rabbit pictured in green on the front board. Green ribbon marker bound in, green silk moire endpapers, all edges gilt. Limited edition, part of The Franklin Library's 100 Greatest Books of All Time series. Two tone illustrations by John Tenniel throughout. An exceptionally decora... View more info

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Carroll, Lewis (Rev. Charles Lutwidge)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library, Franklin Center, PA: 1975

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2140629

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy - no wear or internal marks. 1975 Full-Leather. [iv], 161 pp. 8vo. Original light brown full leather with gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations of hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades, with the white rabbit pictured in green on the front board. Green ribbon marker bound in, green silk moire endpapers, all edges gilt. Limited edition, part of The Franklin Library's 100 Greatest Books of All Time series. Two tone illustrations by John Tenniel through... View more info

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Keeping Faith: Memoirs of a President (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Carter, Jimmy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2274884

Condition: Fine


Signed without inscription by Carter on front flyleaf. Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1982 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, [2], 622 pp. 8vo. Original grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Keeping Faith is Jimmy Carter's account of the satisfaction, frustration, and solitude that attend the man in the Oval Offce. Mr. Carter writes candidly about the crises that confronted h... View more info

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History of My Life, First Translated Into English in Accordance with the Original French Manuscript - Volumes 1 and 2

By: Casanova, Giacomo; Trask, Willard R.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263980

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1966 Full-Leather. viii, 349, [1], [i]-vi, 330, [10] 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. Translated with an introduction by Willard R. Trask. The first two books of the famous ladies-man's autobiography, in one volume. Casanova's memoirs are one o... View more info

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Napoleon (The Library of Great Lives) [Bonaparte]

By: Castelot, Andre; Daniels, Guy; Ross, Stephen T.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1991

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274873

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. An exceptional copy. 1991 Full-Leather. Original dark brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A reissue of the 1971 biography, with a new introduction by Stephen T. Ross. Translated from the original French by Guy Daniels. Color frontispiece of Napoleon by Chris Calle, black-and-white reproductions of historical illustrations. View more info

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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, Written by Himself, in Two Volumes

By: Cellini, Benvenuto; Symonds, John Addington; Cortissoz, Royal

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Tudor Publishing Company: 1906

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2062149

Condition: Very Good


1934 12th printing. Front hinge of first volume just starting, small internal tear to vol. 1 backstrip. 1906 Hard Cover. xxix, [1], 359, [1]; vii, [1], 386, [1] pp. 8vo. Maroon cloth, gilt titles, decorations, & rules, top edge gilt. Reproductions of forty original portraits and views. The classic autobiography by the Italian Renaissance goldsmith, painter, sculptor, soldier, and musician, still considered the most important memoir of the era. View more info

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The Life of Benvenuto Cellini, Written by Himself [Autobiography]

By: Cellini, Benvenuto; Symonds, John Addington; Craven, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1937

Seller ID: 2261910

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number 2N laid in. Spine and slipcase edges lightly toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1937 Hard Cover. viii, [2], 301, [1] pp. Translated and edited by John Addington Symonds, with an introduction by Thomas Craven and illustrations by Fritz Kredel. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Benvenuto Cellini (November 3, 1500 – February 13, 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, painter, sculptor, soldier and musician of the Renaissance, who also wrote... View more info

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Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha [Parts I & II in One Volume]

By: Cervantes [Saavedra], Miguel de; Jarvis, Charles

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Belford, Clarke & Co.:

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2164512

Condition: Near Fine


No date, circa 1880. Spine slightly faded, minimal wear to corners, ink name on front flyleaf. 811 pp. 8vo. Parts 1 and 2 complete in one volume. Original blue cloth, gilt & black decorations design, titles in relief, floral decorative endpapers. Don Quixote (fully titled The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha), is a novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story by inventing a Moorish chronicler for Don Qu... View more info

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The History of Don Quixote. (Easton Press Deluxe Limited Edition)

By: Cervantes, Miguel De; Clark, J.W.; Shore, T. Teignmouth

Price: $375.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2013

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2276355

Condition: Near Fine


Limited edition, #447 of 600 copies. Includes publisher's slipcase. Publisher's limitation slip and blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 2013 Full-Leather. xxviii, 737, [5] pp. Numerous plates by Gustave Dore throughout. Original light brown full leather, gilt titles and rules, all edges gilt, image of Don Quixote and Pancho Villa on front board, mirrored on an engraved plate mounted on the slipcase, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. This translation contains th... View more info

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Don Quixote De La Mancha: The Ingenious Gentleman

By: Cervantes, Miguel De; Cohen, J.M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265123

Condition: Very Good


Light stain to bottom page corner. 1979 Hard Cover. 625, [3] pp. 8vo. Brown leather spine, brown cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, brown ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the Spanish by J.M. Cohen, with illustrations by Jose & Luis Jiminez y Aranda. The classic tale of a man who reads too many romances and begins to believe that he's an errant knight. View more info

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The Everyday Fairy Book

By: Chapin, Anna Alice

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1996

Seller ID: 2268772

Condition: Near Fine


From the collection of Dr. Virgil R. Trout, Easton bookplate with his name and date (4/13/96) in black ink on front flyleaf. 1996 Full-Leather. 159, [5] pp. Full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A decoratively bound reissue of the work first published in 1915, with color illustrations by Jessie Willcox Smith. View more info

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Canterbury Tales, in Contemporary Verse

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey; Nicolson, J.U.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265096

Condition: Near Fine


1981 Hard Cover. 634 pp. 8vo. Green leather spine, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Translated into contemporary verse by J.U. Nicolson, illustrated with woodcuts by William Caxton. View more info

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Canterbury Tales (The Franklin Library)

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey; Nicolson, J.U.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 2275976

ISBN: 1127278185

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1981 Full-Leather. 617 pp. Green leather-bound with gilt decor on boards and gilt page ridges. Woodcuts by William Caxton. The Canterbury Tales (Middle English: Tales of Caunterbury[2]) is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer between 1387 and 1400.[3] In 1386, Chaucer became Controller of Customs and Justice of Peace and, in 1389, Clerk of the King's work.[4] It was during these years th... View more info

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Anton Chekhov: Greatest Plays

By: Chekhov, Anton; Fen, Elisaveta

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265136

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 1979 Hard Cover. 274, [6] pp. Black leather spine, grey cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, grey ribbon marker bound in. A collection of plays by Anton Chekhov, including: The Cherry Orchard; The Sea Gull; The Three Sisters; Uncle Vanya. View more info

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Aucassin and Nicolete [Nicolette]

By: Child, Harold (Translator)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Adam and Charles Black: 1911

Seller ID: 1809410

Condition: Very Good


Spine a bit toned, boards lightly rubbed & soiled, small dealer bookplate on front endpaper. 1911 Hard Cover. xliii, 132 pp. 10 x 7 3/4. 4to. Original cream cloth, navy blue titles & borders, light blue printed design on front cover & spine, gilt page borders. Color frontispiece & 5 color illustrations by A. Anderson. Third translation of this work into English, following those of Edward FitzGerald and Andrew Lang. Aucassin et Nicolette is a medieval French chantefable, ... View more info

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Dream-Forest: Afternoon of a Faun and a Flower

By: Child, Leslie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Mosher Press: 1928

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 1903633

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket. Jacket edges lightly rubbed with minimal loss from spine ends. 1928 Hard Cover. 40 pp. 12mo. Original green French wrappers over cardstock boards, with glassine dust jacket. Woodcut illustration on front board. Printed on Aurelian laid paper. Edition limited to 200 copies. A collection of short poems. Published by Thomas Bird Mosher at his Mosher Press during its career of over 30 years as a private press. Mosher ultimately released over 400 tit... View more info

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In the Presence of the Creator: Isaac Newton and His Times (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Christianson, Gale E.; Westfall, Richard S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Seller ID: 2274219

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher insert and bookplate laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. xxi, [1], 623, [3] pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color frontispiece portrait of Isaac Newton. Foreword by Richard S. Westfall. A biography of Newton probes the scientist's reclusive personality, recreates the turbulent intellectual atmosphere of seventeenth-century Europe, and lucidly describes Newton's epoch-making discoverie... View more info

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The Anglo-Saxon Review: A Quarterly Miscellany, Vol. VI. September 1900

By: Churchill, Lady Randolph Spencer (Mrs. George Cornwallis-West); Davenport, Cyril; Reid, Wemyss; Clifford, Hugh; Heward, E.V.; Gower, Ronald Sutherland; Morris, O'Connor; Lang, Andrew; Watt, Francis; Maeterlinck, Maurice; Miall, A. Bernard; Garnett, Richa

Price: $35.00

Publisher: John Lane / Ballantyne, Hanson & Co.: 1900

Seller ID: 2129779

Condition: Good


Former library copy, only a few marks. 2 inch chip from spine head, cloth splitting along joints, edges rubbed. Internally sound and clean. 1900 Full-Leather. [iv], 247, [1] pp. Tall 8vo. Bound in replica of 'the most decorative binding in English ownership which can be ascribed to Le Gascon with any appearance of probability.' Includes frontispiece and five engraved plates by Swan Electric Engraving Co. A collection of articles on various literary, political, social, an... View more info

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Winston S. Churchill Volume 1: Youth, 1874-1900

By: Churchill, Randolph S.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Heinemann: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263970

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine faded, rear board faintly scuffed. 1966 Full-Leather. xxxvi, [2], 608 pp. 8vo. Illustrated throughout with photographs and maps, two fold-out tables follow text. 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 front corner: O.C.S. Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD FRS PC PC (Can)... View more info

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Shakespeare of London (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Chute, Marchette; Housman, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1988

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274881

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1988 Full-Leather. [xii], 395, [1] pp. 8vo. Dark brown leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, orange silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Foreword by John Housman written specially for this edition, two-panel map of Shakespeare's London precedes text. What is it about this man's work that distinguishes him from his contemporaries and transcends the boundaries of space and time? In Shakespeare of L... View more info

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Benjamin Franklin (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Clark, Ronald W.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1993

Seller ID: 2274211

Condition: Fine


Publisher insert and bookplate laid in. 1993 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, [1], 530 pp. 8vo. Green full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color frontispiece portrait of Benjamin Franklin. The first full-scale biography of Franklin in over 60 years! This fully documented account of the most versatile man of his age paints a lively portrait of the writer who invented the l... View more info

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2001: A Space Odyssey (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)

By: Clarke, Arthur C.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1988

Seller ID: 2277193

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert laid in. 1988 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 221, [1] pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by James Gunn. Based on a screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke. Written when landing on the moon was still a dream, made into one of the most influential films of our century, brilliant, compulsive, prophetic, 2001: A Spac... View more info

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Old Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison and His Time (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Cleaves, Freeman

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274993

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. Faintly scuffed. 1997 Full-Leather. xiv, [2], 422 pp. 8vo. Full dark green leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, endpapers decorated with presidential seal, ribbon marker bound in. A biography of the ninth President of the United States of America, who served the shortest term of any president (he died a month after his inauguration of pneumonia). Freeman Cleaves's great achievement in this book is to descri... View more info

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Forest Lawn Cemetery, Illustrated.

By: Colburn & Berger

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Phinney & Co., Publishers.: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273489

Condition: Good


First edition. Scarce - only 9 copies located in OCLC. Binding repaired and edges reinforced, with some retinting of worn areas and evidence of dye used in this process on gilt spine decorations, a few pages lightly foxed. 1855 Full-Leather. 92, [2] pp. Blue blind-stamped leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt. Engravings of gravestones and monuments throughout, with brief historical information about some of the individuals interred at Forest Lawn Cemetery... View more info

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Martin van Buren and the American Political System (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Cole, Donald B.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274995

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1997 Full-Leather. xiii, [1], 477, [3] pp. 8vo. Full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, endpapers decorated with presidential seal, ribbon marker bound in. A biography of the eighth President of the United States of America, who founded the Democratic Party. Van Buren had previously served as Governor of New York, Secretary of State, and Vice President. View more info

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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Altemus' Edition)

By: Coleridge, Samuel Taylor; Walsh, Henry C.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Henry Altemus: 1889

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2272322

Condition: Very Good


Loss of gilt from spine titles and illustrator name on front board, corners exposed, minor tide mark to base of front endpapers, front hinge just beginning to weaken. 1889 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Folio. 1889 reissue of the edition first published in 1876 by Harper. Numerous full-page engravings by Gustave Dore. A visually striking edition of the famous nautical poem known for its (oft-misquoted) lines: Water, water, everywhere / Nor any drop to drink. First publish... View more info

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The Moonstone

By: Collins, Wilkie; Starrett, Vincent

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1959

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261275

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number II:25 laid in. Spine faded. 1959 Hard Cover. xviii, 464 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Vincent Starrett, illustrations by Dignimont. Widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels, The Moonstone tells of the events surrounding the disappearance of a mysterious (and cursed) yellow diamond. T.S. Eliot called it 'the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels'. It contains a numbe... View more info