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Harry S. Truman: A Life (The Library of the Presidents)

By: Ferrell, Robert H.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2274923

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher's insert and blank bookplate laid in. 1997 Full-Leather. xii, [2], 501, [5] pp. 8vo. Original red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Few U.S. presidents have captured the imagination of the American people as has Harry S. Truman, 'the man from Missouri.' In this major new biography, Robert H. Ferrell, widely regarded as an authority on the thirty-third president, challenges the popular characterization of Truman as a man who rarely sought the offices he received, revealing instead a man who—with modesty, commitment to service, and bas... View more info

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This is the Hour: A Novel About Goya

By: Feuchtwanger, Lion; Lowe-Porter, H.T.; Fawcett, Frances

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1956

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261473

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number V: 21 laid in. Spine toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1956 Hard Cover. xiii, [5], 522 pp. 8vo. Boards illustrated with design by Goya, with two hundred reproductions of drawings, etchings and paintings from his body of work, arranged by J.B. Neumann. Translated by H.T. Lowe-Porter and Frances Fawcett. Lion Feuchtwanger (7 July 1884 – 21 December 1958) was a German-Jewish novelist and playwright. A prominent figure in the literary world of Weimar Germany, he influenced contemporaries including playwright Bertolt Brecht. Feuchtwanger's f... View more info

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The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (The Franklin Library)

By: Fielding, Henry

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Seller ID: 2292582

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1980 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 736, [2] pp. Green boards with gilt title on spine and decoration on boards. Page ridges gilt. Illustrated by Thomas Rowlandson. A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squire—though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. When Tom is banished to make his own fortune and Sophia follows him to London to escape an arranged marriage, the adve... View more info

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Madame Bovary

By: Flaubert, Gustave; May, J. Lewis; De Lacretelle, Jacques

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1978

Seller ID: 2205694

Condition: Near Fine


1978 Full-Leather. xv, [3], 375 pp. 8vo. Blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Flaubert's moving tale of a woman living beyond her means. Color frontispiece, engravings in text. View more info

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Madame Bovary: A Story of Provincial Life (The Oxford Library of the World's Great Books)

By: Flaubert, Gustave; Steegmuller, Francis

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press / The Franklin Library: 1979

Seller ID: 2285613

Condition: Near Fine


1979 Hard Cover. 423, [5] pp. 8vo. Maroon leather spine, red cloth boards, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, blue ribbon marker bound in. Translated from the French by Francis Steegmuller, with illustrations by Malcolm Liepke. Includes a special message for subscribers to The Oxford Library of the World's Great Books. In Madame Bovary, his story of a shallow, deluded, unfaithful, but consistently compelling woman living in the provinces of nineteenth-century France, Gustave Flaubert invented not only the modern novel but also a modern attitude toward human charact... View more info

Image for The Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Containing a Full and Accurate History from His Taking upon Himself Our Nature to His Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension, together with the Lives, Transactions and Sufferings of His Holy Evangelists, Apostles, and Other Primitive Martyrs. Also, A History of the Jews; to which is added A Continuation of the History of the Jews to the Present Time.

The Life of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Containing a Full and Accurate History from His Taking upon Himself Our Nature to His Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension, together with the Lives, Transactions and Sufferings of His Holy Evangelists, Apostles, and Other Primitive Martyrs. Also, A History of the Jews; to which is added A Continuation of the History of the Jews to the Present Time.

By: Fleetwood, John; Patton, William

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Thayer & Eldridge: 1859

Seller ID: 2283723

Condition: Very Good


Lightly foxed throughout, lock of blonde hair laid in. 1859 Full-Leather. x, [11]-680 pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and elaborate decorations. Includes frontispiece and engraved illustrations throughout text. A biography of Jesus Christ and his disciples and apostles, along with a history of the Jews. View more info

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The Good Soldier: A Tale of Passion (The Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century)

By: Ford, Madox Ford

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1980

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298960

Condition: Near Fine


Tiny scuff on page base, otherwise an exceptional copy. 1980 Full-Leather. xx, 305, [3] pp. 8vo. Original black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. A chronicle of the tragedies in the lives of two seemingly ''perfect couples'' whose lives are far from perfect, this novel was loosely based on two real-life incidents of adultery and on Ford's own messy personal life. Using pre-First World War Europe as its stage, The Good Soldier is the unforgettable story of Edward Ashburnham, his wife Leonora, and their friends, John and Flor... View more info

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Wanted - A Chaperon

By: Ford, Paul Leicester

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284897

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1902 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 109, [3] pp. 8vo. Purple cloth trade binding designed by Margaret Armstrong with her initials incorporated on the front board. A novel by the American author who also wrote biographies of several U.S. presidents. Includes six color plates by Howard Chandler Christy, and decorative borders throughout. View more info

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A Checked Love Affair and The Cortelyou Feud

By: Ford, Paul Leicester

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284898

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1903 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 112 pp. 8vo. Green cloth trade binding designed by George Wharton Edwards. A novel by the American author who also wrote biographies of several U.S. presidents. Includes five photogravures by Harrison Fisher, and decorative borders throughout. View more info

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A Checked Love Affair and The Cortelyou Feud

By: Ford, Paul Leicester

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291314

Condition: Very Good


First edition. One page repaired at binding,. 1903 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 112 pp. 8vo. Green cloth trade binding designed by George Wharton Edwards. A novel by the American author who also wrote biographies of several U.S. presidents. Includes five photogravures by Harrison Fisher, and decorative borders throughout. View more info

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Wanted - A Matchmaker [Match Maker]

By: Ford, Paul Leicester

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1900

Seller ID: 2291315

Condition: Near Fine


1900 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 109, [3] pp. 8vo. Olive cloth trade binding designed by Margaret Armstrong with her initials incorporated on the front board. A novel by the American author who also wrote biographies of several U.S. presidents. Includes five plates by Howard Chandler Christy, and decorative borders throughout. View more info

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Massa's in the Cold, Cold Ground

By: Foster, Stephen Collins

Price: $15.00

Publisher: H.M. Caldwell Co.: 1888

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2075874

Condition: Very Good


Ink name and ink gift on front endpaper, fore-edge of front board rubbed. 1888 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. A narrative poem with accompanying music by the 'father of American music' with engraved illustrations and decorations throughout. The poem tells the story of a slave whose master has died. The original copyright is listed as 1852, though this edition was printed significantly later. View more info

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The Gods are A-Thirst (Les Dieux Ont Soif)

By: France, Anatole; Allinson, Alfred; Maurois, Andre

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1942

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261286

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, lacks Sandglass insert. Spine and slipcase edge along opening toned, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1942 Hard Cover. xii, 205 pp. A historical novel set during the French Revolution, by the Nobel Prize winning French author. This edition is an authorised translation from the French by Alfred Allinson, with an introduction by Andre Maurois and illustrations by Jean Oberle. View more info

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Crainquebille (L'Affaire Crainquebille)

By: France, Anatole; LeClercq, Jacques

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1949

Seller ID: 2261908

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number XII:15 laid in. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, slipcase edge slightly faded. 1949 Hard Cover. xiii, [3], 69 pp. A short story by the French poet, journalist, and novelist. The son of a Paris bookseller, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1921. Translated from the original French, with an introduction, by Jacques LeClercq. Illustrations by Bernard Lamotte. View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (The Lakeside Classics Book 1)

By: Franklin, Benjamin

Price: $350.00

Publisher: The Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company: 1903

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2292805

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Ink gift note on front endpaper, minimal cosmetic wear to boards. 1903 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, [1], 264, [2] pp. Original cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edge gilt. Frontispiece portrait of Franklin from the painting by Duplessis. The first volume in the collectible Lakeside Classics series. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appears to have called the work his Memoirs. Although it had a tortuo... View more info

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Now Printed from the Manuscript as Franklin Wrote It, and Including His Preliminary Outline (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Franklin, Benjamin; Van Doren, Carl

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1976

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2284247

Condition: Very Good


Blank publisher's bookplate laid in. Front board scuffed, minimal wear to spine bands. 1976 Full-Leather. xxxiii, [1], 233, [5] pp. Tall 8vo. Maroon full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Reproductions of early maps precede text, color frontispiece portrait of Benjamin Franklin, engraved illustrations in text. Includes introduction by Carl Van Doren. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the traditional name for the unfinished record of his own life written by Benjamin Franklin from 1771 to 1790; however, Franklin himself appe... View more info

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Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command, Three Volume Set -- Manassas to Malvern Hill; Cedar Mountain to Chancellorsville; Gettysburg to Appomattox

By: Freeman, Douglas Southall

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2294583

Condition: Near Fine


Blank publisher bookplates laid in. 1991 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in three volumes. lvi, 773 pp.; xlv, 760 pp.; xlvi, 862 pp. 8vo. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2. Grey full leather, gilt titles, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon markers bound in. An extensive historical work focusing on the Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. Each volume covers events that occurred between the dates of significant battles. Third volume contains a fold-out map detailing the various battlegrounds. Numerous maps throughout text. View more info

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Peace in Friendship Village

By: Gale, Zona

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1919

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203550

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rear hinge just starting. 1919 Hard Cover. vii, [3], 308 pp. 8vo. Purple cloth, gilt titles with gold and white design on spine. Possibly a Margaret Armstrong trade binding, though it does not bear her initials; if not, certainly emulative of her design style. A novel about life in a small town. View more info

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Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, in Two Volumes (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Garrow, David J.; Andrews, William L.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Seller ID: 2274217

Condition: Near Fine


Publisher insert and bookplate laid in. 1989 Full-Leather. 800 pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in, color frontispiece portrait of MLK, Jr. Foreword by William L. Andrews. Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on more than seven hundred interviews with all of King's surviving associates, as well as with those who opposed him, and enhanced by the author's access to King's personal papers and ... View more info

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Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, in Two Volumes (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Garrow, David J.; Andrews, William L.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1989

Seller ID: 2297069

Condition: Near Fine


1989 Full-Leather. 800; 800 pp. 8vo. Complete in two volumes. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in, color frontispiece portrait of MLK, Jr. Foreword by William L. Andrews. Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, this is the most comprehensive book ever written about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Based on more than seven hundred interviews with all of King's surviving associates, as well as with those who opposed him, and enhanced by the author's access to King's person... View more info

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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  $32.00

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  $16.00

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

Image for 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

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  $16.00

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  $400.00

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