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Russia: Descriptive and Illustrative, in Two Volumes

By: Gautier, [Pierre Jules] Theophile, et al; Tyson, Florence MacIntyre (Translator)

Price: $400.00

Publisher: The International Press / The John C. Winston Co.: 1905

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2272112

Condition: Very Good


First edition thus. Former library copy, erased call number on spine base of second volume, a couple tiny ink stamps on front endpaper of first volume, otherwise no marks. Hinges repaired. 1905 Hard Cover. Two volumes. viii, 483; viii, 461. Index. 8 1/8 x 5 3/4. 8vo. Original blue cloth, elaborate embossed gilt Russian coat of arms with gilt double-ruled border on front cover, mirrored on spine, gilt spine lettering, gilt top page ridge, ribbon marker bound into each volume. Illustrated with numerous photogravures (50 total, 25 per volume including frontispieces). Translated from the 1867 orig... View more info

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The Beggar's Opera, to which is added the Music to Each Song

By: Gay, John; Herbert, A.P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1937

Seller ID: 2261909

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number 4L laid in. Spine and slipcase edges toned, slipcase edge along opening rubbed, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1937 Hard Cover. xviii, [2], 113 pp. Includes an introduction by A.P. Herbert and illustrations by Mariette Lydis. The Beggar's Opera is a ballad opera in three acts written in 1728 by John Gay with music arranged by Johann Christoph Pepusch. It is one of the watershed plays in Augustan drama and is the only example of the once thriving genre of satirical ballad opera to remain popular today. Ballad operas were satiric musical plays ... View more info

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Strolls by Starlight and Sunshine

By: Gibson, W. [William] Hamilton

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1891

Seller ID: 2266382

Condition: Very Good


1891 printing. 194, [2] pp. Olive cloth, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt. Illustrations and decorative headers, footers, and margins by the author. A celebration of nature by the American naturalist, detailing walks the author has taken outdoors. Includes: A Midnight Ramble; Night Witchery; Bird Notes; Bird Cradles; Prehistoric Botanists; The Wild Garden; Index. View more info

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The Bab Ballads: Much Sound and Little Sense - Complete Edition in One Volume, Including the Bab Ballads and More Bab Ballads

By: Gilbert, W.S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: George Routledge & Sons, Limited: 1884

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2184622

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Front free endpaper loose but included, (hinges still strong). 1884 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 309 pp. 8vo. A collection of poems by W.S. Gilbert, most well-known for his partnership with Arthur Sullivan in producing such works as H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado. Originally published in a periodical called 'Fun', and later re-released in two volumes entitled The Bab Ballads and More Bab Ballads. Released here in one volume for the first time. View more info

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Father Melancholy's Daughter (The Franklin Library Signed First Edition Society Series)

By: Godwin, Gail

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2289829

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the William Morrow trade edition. Signed by author without inscription on front flyleaf. Spine faded. 1991 Full-Leather. 404 pp. 8vo. Purple full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Color frontispiece by Vivienne Flesher. 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. The novels of Gail Godwin are contemporary classics -- evocative, powerfully affe... View more info

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Parley's Panorama; or Curiosities of Nature and Art, History, & Biography.

By: Goodrich, S.G.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Mack R. Barnitz.: 1856

Seller ID: 2293010

Condition: Good


Appears to have been rebacked with new marbled endpapers and blank flyleaves. Boards rubbed, edges dried with minor loss. 1856 Full-Leather. Full leather, blind-stamped designs on boards, gilt titles and decorations on spine. Engraved frontispiece, title page, and illustrations in text. An illustrated collection of information on various topics. View more info

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NASA: The Complete Illustrated History

By: Gorn, Michael; Aldrin, Buzz

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Merrell / The Easton Press: 2005

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2274856

ISBN: 1858942543

Condition: Fine


Signed by Buzz Aldrin on front flyleaf, with certificate of authenticity and blank publisher's bookplate laid in. A couple tiny imperfections to page ridges, otherwise an excellent copy. 2005 Full-Leather. 304 pp. Original full black leather, gilt titles and decorations, photographic plate mounted on front board, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. View more info

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The Auto Guest Book: Being the Maxims of Punbad the Railer Ga Raja of the Pun-Job, Vice-Roysterer of Notsopoor, Rendered into the Vernacular and Highly Decorated

By: Grant, Ethel Watts-Mumford; Glaenzer, Richard Butler

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Paul Elder and Company / The Tomoye Press: 1906

Seller ID: 2134518

Condition: Very Good


Loss from corners. 1906 Hard Cover. Suede boards with gilt embroidered silk inset designs. Early imprint by Tomoye Press, which was founded in 1903. A collection of rather deplorable attempts at comedy, with an automotive focus, but presented in the style of a series of maxims similar to those released by spiritual gurus. For example: 'To lie is beneath contempt, but to lie beneath one's auto is contemptible.' View more info

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Evidence of Love (The Franklin Library: The First Edition Society)

By: Grau, Shirley Ann

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286137

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Alfred A. Knopf trade edition. 1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 243, [7] pp. 8vo. Blue full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by Howard Rogers. Three voices are heard. There panoramic self-portraits unfold. Looking back into the past from the promontories of old age, they speak--a hedonist millionaire, his intellectual clergyman son, and his son's adventurous wife--examining their own lives and each other's for evidence of love: carnal love and sublimated l... View more info

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The Works of Thomas Gray, with Memoirs of His Life and Writings, to which are subjoined Extracts Philological, Poetical, and Critical from the Author's Original Manuscripts, in Two Volumes [Large Paper Edition]

By: Gray, Thomas; Mason, William; Mathias, Thomas James

Price: $500.00

Publisher: William Bulmer and Co. / Shakspeare Press for John Porter in Pall-Mall Bookseller to Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte: 1814

Seller ID: 2264589

Condition: Good


Large paper edition. Boards rubbed with some surface tears to leather, ink gift note on front flyleaf ('George Frederick James his father Frederick Dimsdale LL.D, judge of county courts. a present on his birth-day January 29th 1863.'), owner bookplate on front endpaper of each volume. 1814 Full-Leather. [xiv], 581, [5]; vii, [1], 634, [4] pp. Folio. Full black morocco, gilt titles, decorations and dentelles on turn-ins, all edges gilt. A collection of Gray's verse and other writings, including his most well-known poem, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, which was originally written in 1751... View more info

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An American Prophet (The First Edition Society)

By: Green, Gerald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286238

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, preceding the Doubleday trade edition. 1977 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 230 pp. Light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by Stan Hunter. A novel by the author best known for The Last Angry Man, who also won several awards for his writing for television and film. An American Prophet tells the story of a man resisting the development of land in the American southwest. View more info

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The Man Without a Country

By: Hale, Edward Everett; Van Doren, Carl

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1936

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261287

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Slipcase edges faded. 1936 Hard Cover. ix, [5], 55 pp. 8vo. A short story by American writer Edward Everett Hale, first published anonymously in the Atlantic Monthly in December 1863. The novel is the story of American army lieutenant Philip Nolan, who renounces his country during a trial for treason and is consequently sentenced to spend the rest of his days at sea without so much as a word of news about the United States. Although the story is set in the early 1800s, the story is an allegory about upheaval of the American Civil War and w... View more info

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The Man Without a Country

By: Hale, Edward Everett; Van Doren, Carl

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1979

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265680

Condition: Near Fine


A couple faint scuffs to leather. Unused publisher's bookplate laid in. 1979 Full-Leather. ix, [5], 55, [3] pp. 8vo. A short story by American writer Edward Everett Hale, first published anonymously in the Atlantic Monthly in December 1863. The novel is the story of American army lieutenant Philip Nolan, who renounces his country during a trial for treason and is consequently sentenced to spend the rest of his days at sea without so much as a word of news about the United States. Although the story is set in the early 1800s, the story is an allegory about upheaval of the American Civil War and... View more info

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The Return of the Native (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Hardy, Thomas; Winterich, John T.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1978

Seller ID: 2277985

Condition: Near Fine


1978 Full-Leather. 416 pp. 8vo. Forest green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, copper ribbon marker bound in. Includes publisher's preface, How This Book Came to Be by John T. Winterich, and illustrations from wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. One of Thomas Hardy's most powerful works, The Return of the Native centers famously on Egdon Heath, the wild, haunted Wessex moor that D. H. Lawrence called the real stuff of tragedy. The heath's changing face mirrors the fortunes of the farmers, inn-keepers, sons, mothers, and lovers who populate the n... View more info

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The Return of the Native (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Hardy, Thomas; Winterich, John T.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1978

Seller ID: 2280926

Condition: Fine


Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1978 Full-Leather. 416 pp. 8vo. Forest green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, copper ribbon marker bound in. Includes publisher's preface, How This Book Came to Be by John T. Winterich, and illustrations from wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. One of Thomas Hardy's most powerful works, The Return of the Native centers famously on Egdon Heath, the wild, haunted Wessex moor that D. H. Lawrence called the real stuff of tragedy. The heath's changing face mirrors the fortunes of the farmers, inn-keepers, sons, m... View more info

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The Return of the Native (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Hardy, Thomas; Winterich, John T.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1978

Seller ID: 2285599

Condition: Very Good


Endpaper edges faded. 1978 Full-Leather. 416 pp. 8vo. Forest green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, copper ribbon marker bound in. Includes publisher's preface, How This Book Came to Be by John T. Winterich, and illustrations from wood engravings by Agnes Miller Parker. One of Thomas Hardy's most powerful works, The Return of the Native centers famously on Egdon Heath, the wild, haunted Wessex moor that D. H. Lawrence called the real stuff of tragedy. The heath's changing face mirrors the fortunes of the farmers, inn-keepers, sons, mothers, and lov... View more info

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Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings (Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Harris, Joel Chandler; Connelly, Marc

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1981

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284252

Condition: Very Good


Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. A few tiny spots along spine, edges of endpapers slightly faded. 1981 Full-Leather. xviii, 158 pp. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Foreword by Marc Connelly, color frontispiece of author, woodcut illustrations by Seong Moy. A collection of Uncle Remus stories compiled from African-American folktales by Joel Chandler Harris, who frequently employed dialect in his prose. A number of Uncle Remus stories have inspired adaptations to film and television, including Walt Disney's 1946 '... View more info

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The Oxford Companion to American Literature

By: Hart, James D.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1946

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2263977

Condition: Near Fine


4th printing. Professionally rebound in half leather with gilt titles and rules, top edge gilt, marbled boards and endpapers. Spine edges lightly rubbed. 1946 Half-Leather. viii, 888, [2] pp. 8vo. For more than half a century, James D. Hart's The Oxford Companion to American Literature has been an unparalleled guide to America's literary culture, providing one of the finest resources to this country's rich history of great writers. View more info

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The Historical Atlas of Dynasties and Royal Houses

By: Harwood, Jeremy

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chartwell Books, Inc. / The Easton Press: 2011

Seller ID: 2275804

ISBN: 0785828222

Condition: Near Fine


Blank publisher bookplate laid in. 2011 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 400 pp. Blue full leather, gilt titles, gilt and red decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. The structure of the book is broadly chronological. It is broken down into seven main sections, starting with the birth of monarchy in the ancient Middle East and ending with coverage of modern royal houses and ruling dynasties stretching through the 20th century and on up to the present day. The core of each section is a series of profiles of the most significant ruler... View more info

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Catherine the Great: A Biography (International Collectors Library)

By: Haslip, Joan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: International Collectors Library: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2287176

Condition: Near Fine


Ink owner stamp on front endpaper. 1977 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 383, [1] pp. 8vo. London Fleet Street replica binding: red boards, gilt titles and decorations. A study of the German princess who became one of Russia's most important leaders. View more info

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The Marble Faun, or The Romance of Monte Beni, in Two Volumes

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1890

Seller ID: 2283724

Condition: Very Good


Spines toned as usual, tiny spot on spine of volume 2. 1890 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in two volumes. ii, 266; [267]-527, [3] pp. 8vo. paginated continuously. 8 1/8 x 5 3/8. Photogravures throughout text. Original red cloth boards, cream spines appear to be cloth imitating vellum. Gilt borders, decorations, and top page ridge. A great edition of this interesting title by the author most well-known for The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables. The Marble Faun: Or, The Romance of Monte Beni, also known as Transformation, was the last of the four m... View more info

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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (The Franklin Library)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1917

Seller ID: 2285595

Condition: Very Good


A few faint spots on bottom edge and front board. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291, [3] pp. 8vo. Original crimson leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, three raised spine bands, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Chris Duke. The Scarlet Letter (1850) is a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explo... View more info

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The Scarlet Letter: A Romance (The Franklin Library)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1917

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294451

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled. 1917 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291, [3] pp. 8vo. Original crimson leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, three raised spine bands, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Chris Duke. The Scarlet Letter (1850) is a novel written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It is considered his magnum opus. Set in 17th-century Puritan Boston, it tells the story of Hester Prynne, who gives birth after committing adultery and struggles to create a new life of repentance and dignity. Throughout the novel, Hawthorne explores themes of legalism, sin... View more info

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The Scarlet Letter (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1975

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294871

Condition: Near Fine


Minor scuff to top edge along spine, edges of endpapers a bit faded, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1975 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 280 pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated by W.A. Dwiggins. Hawthorne's classic tale of the shunned adulterer in seventeenth century Puritan Salem. View more info

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Woodrow Wilson (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Heckscher, August

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2275006

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. Minimal wear to corners. 1997 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 743, [1] 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 Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States of America. View more info

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Poems of Heinrich Heine

By: Heine, Heinrich; Untermeyer, Louis (Translator)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1957

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261273

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number II: 22 laid in. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, slipcase edge along opening slightly faded. 1957 Hard Cover. lii, 297 pp. 8vo. Selected and translated from the original German, with an introduction, by Louis Untermeyer, illustrated by Fritz Kredel. Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (13 December 1797 in Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany – 17 February 1856 in Paris, France) was a journalist, essayist, literary critic, and one of the most significant German romantic poets. He is remembered chiefly for selections of his lyric poetry, man... View more info

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A Farewell to Arms (The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Seller ID: 2286564

Condition: Near Fine


1980 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 347, [3] pp. 8vo. Brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A limited edition published for subscribers of Franklin Library's 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. Includes illustrations by Barron Storey. The story of a troubled romance, set against the Italian campaign of World War I. Hemingway's third novel, and his first bestseller, which confirmed his status as one of the great's of American literature. He went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 195... View more info

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The Sun Also Rises (The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature)

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298963

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faded, otherwise an excellent copy. 1980 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 285, [7] pp. 8vo. Original light brown full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A limited edition published for subscribers of Franklin Library's 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature. Includes illustrations by Stan Hunter. The 1926 novel depicting time sent at the Pamplona bull fights by a group of disillusioned British and American expatriates. Hemingway went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and the Nobel Pri... View more info

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The Lion of St. Mark: A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century

By: Henty, G.A.; Browne, Gordon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1894

Seller ID: 2283718

Condition: Near Fine


1894 Hard Cover. 384, 16 pp. 8vo. Frontispiece and full-page illustrations by Gordon Browne. During the 14th century, an English boy moves to Venice with his father and experiences many adventures and intrigues as he grows to young manhood. View more info

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The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus, in Two Volumes

By: Herodotus; Carter, Harry

Price: $45.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261272

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number II & III: 24 laid in. Spines toned, owner bookplates on verso of each front free endpaper, slipcase seams beginning to weaken at corners along opening. 1958 Hard Cover. Complete in two hardcover volumes, paginated continuously. xxviii, 615 pp. A complete collection of the Histories by one of the most well-known Greek historians, translated with marginal notes by Harry Carter, with illustrations by Edward Bawden. Maps on endpapers, fold-out map of Central Greece illustrating the invasion by Xerxes. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Herodotus of Halicarnassus was ... View more info