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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 rebellious colony worlds. But Pell’s location—on the outer edge of Earth’s defensive perimeter— makes her the focal poin... 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, or combination of prose and verse (literally, a 'sung story'), similar to a prosimetrum. It is the only known chantefable fro... 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 titles in 783 distinct issues, grouped into 14 limited edition series. 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 discoveries in physics, optics, and astronomy. 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, and historical topics, including: On the Binding of This Volume; London - After Forty Years; A Study in Despair; Comet-Lore; Co... 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) (30 November 1874 - 24 January 1965) was an English statesman and author, best known as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom... 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 London Marchette Chute has coordinated such sparse facts as we posses about the bard's personal life with his professional act... 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 lightning conductor; the politician who spent years as an emissary in London trying to prevent the Revolutionary War; and the ... 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 Space Odyssey tackles the enduring theme of man's place in the universe. ...an essential addition to every SF reader's collectio... View more info

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

By: Clarke, Arthur C.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1988

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294821

Condition: Fine


Still in original plastic wrap. 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 Space Odyssey tackles the enduring theme of man's place in the universe. ...an essential addition to every SF reader's colle... 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 describe this life in dramatic prose that captures much of the excitement of a young nation expanding westward in the early 19th ce... 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. A magic combination of character, story and imaginative science is, mainly, what makes such a unique book--and this combinat... 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, as well as transcriptions of some of the dedications on their graves. 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 published in 1798, the Rime is Coleridge's longest major poem, and it is credited as the beginning of British Romantic literature. T... View more info

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Colette: Stories [Sidonie Gabrielle]

By: Colette, Sidonie-Gabrielle

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1977

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292804

Condition: Very Good


Gilt on top page edge rubbed, ribbon marker a bit frayed at end, bookplate on front endpaper. 1977 Full-Leather. xi, 496 pp. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Illustrations by David McCall Johnston and Chris Duke. A collection of stories by the French writer known for the originality of her narrative style. View more info

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The Moonstone (The Franklin Library of Mystery Masterpieces)

By: Collins, Wilkie

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1988

Seller ID: 2292576

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 494 pp. Red boards with gilt title on spine and gilt decoration on boards. Page ridges gilt. The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins is a 19th-century British epistolary novel. It is generally considered to be the first detective novel, and it established many of the ground rules of the modern detective novel. The story was originally serialised in Charles Dickens's magazine All the Year Round. The Moonstone and The Woman in White are widely considered to be Collins's best novels, and Collins adapted The Moonstone for t... 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 number of ideas which became common tropes of the genre, including a crime being investigated by talented amateurs who happen to b... 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: 2282250

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Lacks Sandglass insert. Spine faded and a bit rubbed. 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 number of ideas which became common tropes of the genre, including a crime being investigated by talented amateurs who ha... View more info

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The Analects of Confucius (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Confucius; Giles, Lionel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1976

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294865

Condition: Very Good


A few minor scuffs, edges of endpapers a bit faded, blank publisher's bookplate laid in. 1976 Full-Leather. xxv, [4], 130 pp. 8vo. Original yellow leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in, silk moire endpapers. Illustrated with paintings by Tseng Yu-Ho. A distillation of Confucius's thought, presented in a series of aphorisms. 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 Plyant, Valentine, Lady Touchwood, Mirabell and Millamant—Congreve exposed the follies and vanities of that world, and sug... 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 story begins halfway through the revolution, employing flashbacks and glimpses of the future to depict the lure of silver and i... 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 consequent fall, and secondly an adventure story about Jim's rise and the tale's denouement amongst the people of Patusan - set in t... 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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The Mediterranean and Its Borderlands, in Two Volumes: Western Countries; Eastern Countries

By: Cook, Joel

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The John C. Winston Co.: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287167

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 609, [3]; 648 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, elaborate gilt decorations, gilt titles and top edges. Photographic plates with captioned tissue guards throughout. A descriptive guide to the various countries along the Mediterranean Sea. 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 (slightly different ordering of volumes, half-leather instead of cloth). The third American publication of Cooper's collected... 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: A Narrative of 1757 (The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books)

By: Cooper, James Fenimore

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 2287026

Condition: Good


1981 printing, part of The Collector's Library of The World's Best-Loved Books. End matter and edges lightly stained, boards lightly soiled. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 377, [5] pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Includes designs based on bead-work of the Eastern Woodland Tribes. The second, and most well-known, installment in Cooper's five-volume Leatherstocking Saga. Cooper's famous adventure brings the wilds of the American frontier and the drama of the French-Indian war to vivid ... View more info