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California Missions: A Guide to the Historic Trails of the Padres

By: Brown, Karl F.; Newcomb, Rexford (Foreword)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., New York: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1836429

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Small light stain on base of rear board, pencil gift note on front endpaper. 1939 Hard Cover. 64 pp. Original red cloth, elaborate gilt decorations & titles, black & white photographs mounted on front board. A collection of seventy-eight photographs of churches, chapels, and other elements of twenty-three California missions, with a map showing their locations, and a timeline in order of their founding. View more info

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Aurora Leigh

By: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

Price: $15.00

Publisher: R. Worthington: 1884

Seller ID: 2293334

Condition: Very Good


Laid in are a chromolithographic Christmas card and a calling card for James Whitehead, Metaphysician. Spine and pages lightly toned, ink name on front flyleaf. 1884 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 335, [3] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt and black decorations, all edges gilt, decorated endpapers, red ruled borders on each page. A novel in blank verse by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, published in 1857. The first-person narrative, which comprises some 11,000 lines, tells of the heroine's childhood and youth in Italy and England, her self-education in her father's hidden libra... View more info

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The Ring and the Book (The Heritage Press)

By: Browning, Robert; Dowden, Edward

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1949

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261260

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number 1N laid in. Spine faded, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1949 Hard Cover. xxii, 690 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Edward Dowden, illustrated with engravings by Carl Schultheiss. The Ring and the Book is a long dramatic narrative poem of 21,000 lines written by Robert Browning. It was published in four installments from 1868 to 1869. The book tells the story of a murder trial in Rome in 1698, whereby an impoverished nobleman, Count Guido Franceschini, is found guilty of the murders of his young wife Pompilia Comparini and her parents, having suspect... View more info

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The Poems of Robert Browning (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Browning, Robert; Lewis, C. Day

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294866

Condition: Near Fine


A few minor scuffs, edges of endpapers a bit faded, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1979 Full-Leather. xvii, [1], 299, [3] pp. Tall 8vo. A collection of poetry by Robert Browning, selected, edited, and introduced by C. Day Lewis, with woodcut illustrations by Peter Reddick. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Browning (May 7, 1812 - December 12, 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. View more info

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Stand on Zanzibar (The Masterpieces of Science Fiction)

By: Brunner, John; Brin, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1987

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281116

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert laid in. 1987 Full-Leather. [xxiv], 505, [9] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by David Brin, illustrations by Vincent DiFate. Norman Niblock House is a rising executive at General Technics, one of a few all-powerful corporations. His work is leading General Technics to the forefront of global domination, both in the marketplace and politically - it's about to take over a country in Africa. Donald Hogan is his roommate, a seemingly sheepish bookworm. But Hogan is a spy, and he's about to discover a ... View more info

Image for Footprints of the World's History: An Encyclopedia of the Wonderful, the Curious and the Beautiful, as Recorded in the Historical Literature of Europe and America, from the Earliest Eras to the Present Time. The Progress of the Human Race Reflected in the Choicest Literature of All Ages. Embracing Strange Incidents, Thrilling Descriptions, and Remarkable Facts in the Lives of Celebrated Historical Characters, Rulers of Nations, Great Generals and Their Battles, Heroes in Morals and Religion, and Leaders in the World's Progress

Footprints of the World's History: An Encyclopedia of the Wonderful, the Curious and the Beautiful, as Recorded in the Historical Literature of Europe and America, from the Earliest Eras to the Present Time. The Progress of the Human Race Reflected in the Choicest Literature of All Ages. Embracing Strange Incidents, Thrilling Descriptions, and Remarkable Facts in the Lives of Celebrated Historical Characters, Rulers of Nations, Great Generals and Their Battles, Heroes in Morals and Religion, and Leaders in the World's Progress

By: Bryan, William S.; Ridpath, John Clark

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Historical Publishing Company: 1891

Seller ID: 2159445

Condition: Good


Binding repaired, edges rubbed, portion of frontispiece tissue guard foxed. 1891 Hard Cover. xl, 608 pp. 4to. Illustrated with 250 historical and miscellaneous engravings, reproductions of ancient prints, and images by great artists, including 8 full color plates of important world events, and 16 half-tone steel engravings. Color plates include: Nelson's Last Battle; Waterloo; Battle of Bunker Hill; An Old-Time Sea Fight. (The Constitution and Guerriere); Gen. Jackson's Victory at New Orleans; Divorcement of Josephine; Putnam's Famous Ride; Decatur's Combat with the Algerine Chief. View more info

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The Poems of William Cullen Bryant, Collected and Arranged by the Author. in Three Volumes.

By: Bryant, William Cullen

Price: $125.00

Publisher: D. Appleton & Co.: 1871

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2263989

Condition: Very Good


Spines a bit toned, ink name and date on front flyleaf of each volume. 1871 Half-Leather. x, [2], 296, [2]; vi, [2], 286, [4]; 222, [4] pp. 12mo. Half leather, gilt titles, rules, and decorations, marbled pages ridges, boards, and endpapers. A collection of verse by the popular American Romantic poet. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: William Cullen Bryant (November 3, 1794 - June 12, 1878) was an American Romantic poet and journalist. He was born in Cummington, Massachusetts, the second son of Peter Bryant, a prominent doctor, and Sarah Snell; his birthplace and longtime summer home is now a museum. His ance... View more info

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All Men Are Brothers (Shui Hu Chuan)

By: Buck, Pearl S.; Yutang, Lin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1948

Seller ID: 2261911

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number 9M laid in. Spine faded, slipcase edges toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1948 Hard Cover. xxix, [1], 688 pp. Translated from the Chinese by Pearl S. Buck, with an introduction by Lin Yutang, an author's preface by Shih Naian of Tung-Tu, and a translator's preface. Illustrations by Miguel Covarrubias. Also known as Water Margin, Outlaws of the Marsh or The Marshes of Mount Liang, this is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese Literature. It is often attributed to Shi Naian. View more info

On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society Series)

By: Buckley, William F.; Cooke, Alistair

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289832

Condition: Fine


First edition, preceding the Alfred A. Knopf trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Publisher's insert laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. xlv, 533, [5] pp. 8vo. Full black leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Frontispiece by Alan E. Cober. 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. A collection of interviews taken from Buckley's television progra... View more info

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Paul Jones: Founder of the American Navy - A History, in Two Volumes

By: Buell, Augustus C.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons: 1902

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2292849

Condition: Very Good


1902 printing. Spine and edges a bit rubbed. xv, [1], 328, [6]; vii, [1], 379, [5] pp. Brown leather spine and corners, marbled boards and endpapers, gilt titles and decorations, top edge gilt. Color frontispiece of Paul Jones in first volume, etched portrait frontispiece in second volume. Also includes a map of the British Isles, an outboard profile of the Bon Homme Richard, a plan of the battle of the Bon Homme Richard and the Serapis, and a facsimile of an letter from Paul Jones to George Washington. View more info

Image for Story of the Wild West and Camp Fire Chats: Being the Complete and Authentic History of the Great Heroes of the Western Plains, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill, Kit Carson, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, and Generals Crooks, Miles and Custer

Story of the Wild West and Camp Fire Chats: Being the Complete and Authentic History of the Great Heroes of the Western Plains, Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill, Kit Carson, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, and Generals Crooks, Miles and Custer

By: Buffalo Bill (Cody, William F.)

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Historical Publishing Company: 1888

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207557

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Hinges neatly repaired, ink gift note dated Christmas 1900 on front flyleaf. 1888 Hard Cover. xvi, 766 pp. 8vo. A collection of sketches of the lives of notable pioneers and frontiersmen of the American West, illustrated with engravings throughout. Including also Sitting Bull, Geronimo and many other Famous Frontiersmen, Indian Fighters and Great Indian Chiefs. The Complete Story of the Settlement of the Great West and the Bravery, Fortitude and Daring of the Famous Pioneers whose Heroic Deeds have made their names Famous. Replete with Stories of Exciting Hunts, Indian Fights an... View more info

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The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes

By: Bulfinch, Thomas; Fitts, Dudley

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261281

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number XI:23 laid in. Spine toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1958 Hard Cover. xix, 230 pp. 8vo. Author's first book. One of the most enduring works on the subject of mythology, examining numerous myths and providing historical context and analysis. Introductory essay by Dudley Fitts, illustrations by Joe Mugnaini. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thomas Bulfinch (July 15, 1796 - May 27, 1867) was an American writer, born in Newton, Massachusetts. Bulfinch belonged to a well educated Bostonian merchant family of modest means. His father was Charles Bulfinch, t... View more info

Image for The Doctrine of the Law & Grace Unfolded: or, A Discourse touching the Law and Grace. The Nature of the one, and the Nature of the other: Shewing what they are, as they are the two Covenants; and likewise who they be, and what their Conditions are, that be under either of these two Covenants. Wherein For the better Understanding of the Reader, there is several Questions answered, touching the Law and Grace, very easy to be read, and as easy to be understood, by those that are the Sons of Wisdom, the Children of the second Covenant.

The Doctrine of the Law & Grace Unfolded: or, A Discourse touching the Law and Grace. The Nature of the one, and the Nature of the other: Shewing what they are, as they are the two Covenants; and likewise who they be, and what their Conditions are, that be under either of these two Covenants. Wherein For the better Understanding of the Reader, there is several Questions answered, touching the Law and Grace, very easy to be read, and as easy to be understood, by those that are the Sons of Wisdom, the Children of the second Covenant.

By: Bunyan, John

Price: $750.00

Publisher: J. Draper for D. Henchman, at his Shop in Cornhil: 1742

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2289845

Condition: Fair


Third edition, first state, with 'Cornhil' in imprint (Evans 4905). Boards rubbed, leather drying, light stained with minor transfer throughout, rear board split horizontally but still whole, ink name on endpapers. 1742 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. x, 214, p. 215 mislabeled 115, [1] pp. 12mo. Leather over wooden boards. Originally published in 1659, preceding Bunyan's well-known The Pilgrim's Progress by nearly twenty years. View more info

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The Illustrated Family Bunyan -- Pilgrim's Progress, Holy War. and Grace Abounding. with an Introductory Essay on the Life, Writings, and Genius of the Author, and a Series of Pilgrim Characters Taken from the Life (The Family Edition)

By: Bunyan, John; Landels, William; Deanes, Edward

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London: James Sangster & Co., Paternoster Row:

Seller ID: 2052322

Condition: Very Good


Edges rubbed, large chip from corner of one text page resulting in minor loss of text, but a professional repair has replaced the missing paper, front & end matter lightly foxed. xxviii, 686 pp. 12 5/8 x 10 3/8. Leather spine & corners over cloth boards, gilt titles, gilt triple rule, marbled edges and endpapers. A unique collection of three of John Bunyan's works, including his famous The Pilgrim's Progress, the better part of which was written while we was imprisoned for violation of the Conventicle Act. Over three centuries later it still stands as the most famous Christian allegory (and so... View more info

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The Pilgrim's Progress, From This World to That Which is to Come, Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream [with] A Life of Bunyan by Himself, or Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

By: Bunyan, John; Southey, Robert

Price: $40.00

Publisher: American Tract Society: 1865

Seller ID: 2286768

Condition: Good


3 inch tear along rear joint, minor split to cloth at top of front joint, edges faded, lightly foxed throughout, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1865 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 348, [4] pp. 8vo. Purple cloth, gilt titles and decorations, engraved frontispiece and illustrations. Pilgrim's Progress bound together with A Life of Bunyan. Religious allegory by John Bunyan, at one time second only to the Bible in popularity. It is a symbolic vision of the pilgrimage through life. The first and best-known book, published in 1678, in which the character Christian tr... View more info

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The Pilgrim's Progress: From This World to That Which is to Come, Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream... (The 100 Greatest Books of All Time)

By: Bunyan, John; Venables, Edmund

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1976

Seller ID: 2286243

Condition: Near Fine


1976 Full-Leather. 381, [5] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color illustrations by William Blake. Includes publisher's preface and How This Book Came to Be by John T. Winterich. Religious allegory by John Bunyan, at one time second only to the Bible in popularity. It is a symbolic vision of the pilgrimage through life. The first and best-known book, published in 1678, in which the character Christian travels on the road to salvation from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City, is presented as a dream... View more info

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The Pilgrim's Progress: From This World to That Which is to Come, Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream

By: Bunyan, John; Winterich, John T.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 2280921

Condition: Fine


1979 Full-Leather. xv, [1], 189, [7] pp. 8vo. Blue-green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, green beige ribbon marker bound in, color illustrations by William Blake. Includes publisher's preface and How This Book Came to Be by John T. Winterich. Religious allegory by John Bunyan, at one time second only to the Bible in popularity. It is a symbolic vision of the pilgrimage through life. The first and best-known book, published in 1678, in which the character Christian travels on the road to salvation from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City,... View more info

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The Tin Roof Blowdown: A Dave Robicheaux Novel

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 2007

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2277197

Condition: Fine


Signed by author without inscription. Publisher's insert and certificate of authenticity laid in. 2007 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 373, [1] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. In the waning days of summer, 2005, a storm with greater impact than the bomb that struck Hiroshima peels the face off southern Louisiana. This is the gruesome reality Iberia Parish Sheriff's Detective Dave Robicheaux discovers as he is deployed to New Orleans. As James Lee Burke's new novel, The Tin Roof B... View more info

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Herbert Hoover: A Public Life (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Burner, David

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274907

Condition: Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1996 Full-Leather. xii, 433, [3] pp. 8vo. Original brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. A biography of the 31st President of the United States of America, who became unpopular enough during the Great Depression that the makeshift towns constructed by workers in search of jobs were referred to as Hoovervilles. In many ways, though, he was dealt a poor hand, and some of the policies he instituted during his administration, though they did not provide relief during his term, provided a foundation f... View more info

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Little Lord Fauntleroy

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1911

Seller ID: 2199981

Condition: Good


Pages toned, original tissue guard loose but included, front hinge weak, ink on front endpaper. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 1911 reprint. 290 pp. Original cream cloth hardcover boards with light green & yellow design and golden gilt text and design accents on cover & spine. Illustrations by Reginald Birch. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Frances Hodgson Burnett, (November 24, 1849 - October 29, 1924) was an English American playwright and author. She is best known for her children's stories, in particular The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and Little Lord Fauntleroy. View more info

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Little Lord Fauntleroy

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294183

Condition: Good


First edition, first state (includes DeVinne imprint). Front hinge weakening, ink stamp on front endpaper, light stain to edges of rear endpapers. 1887 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1], 209, [1] pp, 16 page terminal publisher ad. 8 1/2 x 7. Author's first children's novel. Original brown cloth, red, black, and gold designs on front cover and spine, gilt titles, brown endpapers. Frontispiece and 25 other illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. Little Lord Fauntleroy is the first children's novel written by English–American playwright and author Frances Hodgson Bur... View more info

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Roosevelt, in Two Volumes: The Lion and the Fox; The Soldier of Freedom (The Library of the Presidents) [Franklin Delano Roosevelt / FDR]

By: Burns, James MacGregor

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1985

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274893

Condition: Fine


Publisher's inserts and blank bookplate laid in. 1985 Full-Leather. xiv, 722 pp. 8vo. Original grey full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. The Lion and the Fox is [t]he authoritative study of Roosevelt's preparation for and conduct of his first two terms as president, when domestic affairs demanded most of his attention. This remains the definitive book about the most influential American politician of the 20th century, with many penetrating insights into the American political system, and The Soldier of Freedom focuses on Roosevelt's administration ... View more info

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The Crosswinds of Freedom (The American Experiment III [Volume 3]) (The Leather Bound Library of Easton Press Signed First Editions)

By: Burns, James MacGregor

Price: $70.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2277194

Condition: Fine


First edition. Publisher's blank bookplate laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. xi, [1], 864, [4] pp. 8vo. Burgundy full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A Pulitzer Prize winner's 'immensely readable' history of the United States from FDR's election to the final days of the Cold War (Publishers Weekly). The Crosswinds of Freedom is an articulate and incisive examination of the United States during its rise to become the world's sole superpower. Here is a young democracy transformed by the Great Depression, the Second World War, the Cold... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns; with Memoir, Prefatory Notes, and a Complete Marginal Glossary.

By: Burns, Robert

Price: $125.00

Publisher: John S. Marr: 1865

Seller ID: 2207837

Condition: Very Good


No date, circa 1865. Rebound some time ago in full morocco with gilt titles and decorations, as well as blind-stamped devices in the spine compartments and at the board corners, original marbled endpapers retained. Possibly a personalized binding -- 'ELLA' appears in gilt at the base of the spine. Boards lightly smudged, front and end matter foxed and lightly stained, pencil owner information on front flyleaf ('Ms William W. Wilsom & Cos Book, Meadville, Crawford County, Penn'a'). 597 pp. 16mo. A collection of the verse of Robert Burns, with marginal translations of numerous instances of Scott... View more info

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Mammals: Field Marks of All North American Species Found North of Mexico (Roger Tory Peterson Field Guides: The Fiftieth Anniversary Edition)

By: Burt, William Henry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut: 1986

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2070410

Condition: Fine


Third edition. Publisher's bookplate laid in. An exceptional copy. 1986 Full-Leather. xxv, 289 pp. 8vo. Dark brown leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, maroon ribbon marker bound in. Color and black & white illustrations, numerous maps. For more than 65 years, Peterson Field Guides have set the standard by which other field guides are measured. Comprehensive and authoritative, they are essential additions to any naturalist's bookshelf or backpack. Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, spent his life studying, painting, and photographing birds. The Peterso... View more info

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The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, in Twelve Volumes (Library Edition) [A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments, Now Entituled The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, with Introduction, Explanatory Notes on the Manners and Customs of Moslem Men, and a Terminal Essay upon the History of the Nights]

By: Burton, R.F. [Richard Francis]; Smithers, Leonard C.

Price: $1,500.00

Publisher: H.S. Nichols & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 2282238

Condition: Near Fine


First Smithers edition, also called the Library Edition (Penzer p. 117-123). Minor cosmetic wear, ink name on front endpaper of each volume, front hinge of first volume just beginning to weaken. 1894 Hard Cover. Complete in twelve volumes, a reissue of the 1885 Benares edition (which was printed by the Kamashastra Society for private subscribers only), edited by Leonard C. Smithers. 8vo. According to the preface, In Lady Burton's edition, which was a reprint of the first ten volumes only of the original issue, it was thought advisable to omit no fewer than 215 pages; in this edition, which com... View more info

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The Way of All Flesh

By: Butler, Samuel; Dreiser, Theodore

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1980

Seller ID: 2205695

Condition: Fine


1980 Full-Leather. xxx, 588 pp. 8vo. Dark green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, green ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Theodore Dreiser, illustrations by Robert Ward Johnson. The Way of All Flesh (1903) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler which attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy. Written between 1873 and 1884, it traces four generations of the Pontifex family. It represents a relaxation from the religious outlook from a Calvinistic approach, which is presented as harsh. Butler dared not publish it during his lifetime, but when it... View more info

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The Way of All Flesh (The Travellers' Library)

By: Butler, Samuel; Streatfeild, R.A. (Preface)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1929

Seller ID: 1832727

Condition: Near Fine


Edges lightly faded. 1929 Full-Leather. 448 pp. Attractively bound in red leather, with gilt titles, rules & decoration, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, red ribbon marker. The Way of All Flesh (1903) is a semi-autobiographical novel by Samuel Butler which attacks Victorian-era hypocrisy. Written between 1873 and 1884, it traces four generations of the Pontifex family. It represents a relaxation from the religious outlook from a Calvinistic approach, which is presented as harsh. Butler dared not publish it during his lifetime, but when it was published it was accepted as part of the general ... View more info