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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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Downbelow Station

By: Cherryh, C.J.; Wollheim, Donald A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1986

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281120

Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1986 Full-Leather. [xvi], 439, [9] pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Donald A. Wollheim, color frontispiece by Vincent DiFate. Pell’s Station, orbiting the alien world simply called Downbelow, had always managed to remain neutral in the ever escalating conflict between “The Company,” whose fleets from Earth had colonized space, and its increasingly independent and reb... 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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Freud: The Man and the Cause (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Clark, Ronald W.; Fine, Reuben

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1988

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281102

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. Minimal cosmetic wear. 1988 Full-Leather. 238, [2] pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece, black-and-white photographs throughout. As much a study of the man as the movement he founded, Clark's biography explores such controversial matters as Freud's sex life, his cocaine habit, and his attitudes toward women. 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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Mission of Gravity (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)

By: Clement, Hal; Cherryh, C.J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281122

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert laid in. 1987 Mass Market Paperback. 224 pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by C.J. Cherryh, color frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations by Vincent DiFate. Every so often a science-fiction novel is published which is immediately recognized as a classic--a book which makes an instant and lasting appeal to readers, which is read and re-read with increasing enjoyment.... View more info

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The Boys of '61; or, Four Years of Fighting. Personal Observation with the Army and Navy, from the First Battle of Bull Run to the Fall of Richmond.

By: Coffin, Charles Carleton

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Estes and Lauriat: 1881

Seller ID: 2279552

Condition: Very Good


Spine rubbed, hinges repaired, ink gift note on front flyleaf. 1881 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, [4], 558, [2] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt and black titles and decorations, pictorial endpapers, woodcut illustrations and maps throughout text. A contemporary history of the American Civil War based on firsthand accounts. 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

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The Way of the World: Comedy in Five Acts

By: Congreve, William; Kronenberger, Louis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1959

Seller ID: 2261913

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Special Publication: S26 laid in. Spine faded, slipcase edge faded. 1959 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 108 pp. Introduction by Louis Kronenberger, illustrations by T.M. Cleland. With piercing accuracy William Congreve depicted the shallow, brittle world of society where the right artifice in manners, fashion and conversation—and money—eased the passage to success. Through sparkling, witty dialogue and brilliant characterisation—Lady... View more info

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Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard

By: Conrad, Joseph; Croft-Cooke, Rupert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1961

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281284

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass insert Number XI: 26 laid in. Slipcase edges a bit faded, slipcase corners lightly rubbed. 1961 Hard Cover. xxiii, 376 pp. Includes an introduction by Rupert Croft-Cooke, the author's note from the 1917 edition, and illustrations by Lima de Freitas. Joseph Conrad's 1904 adventure novel, set amid the mist-covered mountains of a fictional South American republic, spins a colorful tale of capitalist exploitation and rebellion. The st... View more info

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Lord Jim: A Tale

By: Conrad, Joseph; Monserrat, Nicholas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1959

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261262

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number IX: 24 laid in. Spine faded, slipcase edges toned. 1959 Hard Cover. x, [1], 407 pp. 8vo. Conrad's moving tale of a sailor who is accused of abandoning ship. Introduction by Nicholas Monsarrat, color lithographs by Lynd Ward. Lord Jim is a novel by Joseph Conrad originally published in Blackwood's Magazine from October 1899 to November 1900. The novel is in two main parts, firstly Jim's lapse aboard the Patna and his consequ... View more info

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Lord Jim: A Tale

By: Conrad, Joseph; Monserrat, Nicholas

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2205690

Condition: Near Fine


Edges of endpapers slightly faded. 1977 Full-Leather. x, [4], 407 pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Conrad's moving tale of a sailor who is accused of abandoning ship. View more info

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Cooper's Novels, in Thirty-Three Volumes (New Edition)

By: Cooper, J. Fenimore

Price: $1,750.00

Publisher: Stringer & Townsend: 1854

Seller ID: 1797797

Condition: Very Good


Corners & spine rubbed with some loss of gilt, front & end matter of a few volumes lightly foxed. Interiors exceptionally well preserved. Spine labels professionally replaced in emulation of original style. An excellent set. 1854 Half-Leather. Complete in thirty-three volumes. 12mo. 65 volumes in 33. Sewn bindings. Butterscotch leather spines & corners over marbled boards, marbled endpapers. An apparent variant of the set referenced in Spiller & Blackburn's bibliography ... View more info

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The Spy: A Tale of the Neutral Ground

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The John C. Winston Company:

Seller ID: 1806283

Condition: Very Good


Fore edge lightly foxed. We have more books available by this author!. 400 pp. Original maroon cloth, gilt titles, orange titles on front board with decorations, small color picture plate mounted on front board. A novel by the author most well known for his Leatherstocking Tales featuring Natty Bumpo. View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Hale, Edward Everett

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Easton Press, Norwalk: 1979

Seller ID: 2172416

Condition: Fine


1979 Full-Leather. xi, 377 pp. 8vo. Dark brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Edward A. Wilson, introduction by Edward Everett Hale. The second, and most well-known, installment in Cooper's five-volume Leatherstocking Saga. View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Hale, Edward Everett

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2205673

Condition: Near Fine


Top page ridge faintly spotted. 1979 Full-Leather. xi, 377 pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Edward A. Wilson, introduction by Edward Everett Hale. The second, and most well-known, installment in Cooper's five-volume Leatherstocking Saga. View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Hale, Edward Everett

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2278043

Condition: Near Fine


Page ridges faintly spotted, otherwise an excellent copy. 1979 Full-Leather. xi, [1], 377, [1] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Edward A. Wilson, introduction by Edward Everett Hale. The second, and most well-known, installment in Cooper's five-volume Leatherstocking Saga. View more info

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The Prairie (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Hansen, Harry

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1968

Seller ID: 2278051

Condition: Fine


1968 Full-Leather. xxi, [3], 411, [3] pp. 8vo. Original brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Harry Hansen, illustrations by John Steuart Curry. The Prairie: A Tale (1827) is a novel by James Fenimore Cooper, the third novel written by him featuring Natty Bumppo. His fictitious frontier hero Bumppo is never called by his name, but is instead referred to as the trapper or the old man... View more info

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The Pathfinder (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore; Spiller, Robert E.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Seller ID: 2207940

Condition: Near Fine


Two minor scuffs to spine bands, gilt page ridges lightly rubbed. 1981 Full-Leather. xvi, 474 pp. 8vo. Full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Richard M. Powers, introduction by Robert E. Spiller. The Pathfinder, or The Inland Sea is an historical novel by James Fenimore Cooper first published in 1840. It is the fourth novel featuring Natty Bumppo, his fictitious frontier hero, and is considere... View more info