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Jane Austen Seven Volume Set: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Shorter Works (The Novel Library)

By: Austen, Jane; Church, Richard

Price: $295.00

Publisher: The Folio Society: 1975

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2267854

Condition: Near Fine


1975 second edition, reset from the 1958 Folio edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. Slipcase faintly soiled. An attractive set of novels by Jane Austen comprising all the works she completed in her lifetime, decoratively bound in quarter grey cloth with gilt titles and designs, and multi-colored stamped paper over boards. Includes: Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Mansfield Park; Emma; Northanger Abbey; Persuasion; Shorter Works. Each volume includes an introduction by Richard Church and wood engravings by Joan Hassall. View more info

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Eugenie Grandet

By: Balzac, Honore De

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Heritage Press: 1961

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2261268

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase, Sandglass Number VII: 26. Slipcase toned. 1961 Hard Cover. xvi, 271 pp. 8vo. 'Who is going to marry Eugenie Grandet?' This is the question that fills the minds of the inhabitants of Saumur, the setting for Eugenie Grandet (1833), one of the earliest and most famous novels in Balzac's Comedie humaine. The Grandet household, oppressed by the exacting miserliness of Grandet himself, is jerked violently out of routine by the sudden arrival of Eugenie's cousin Charles, recently orphaned and penniless. Eugenie's emotional awakening, stimulated by her love for her cousi... View more info

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The Uncommercial Traveler and Reprinted Pieces: Edition De Luxe

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Nottingham Society: 1909

Seller ID: 2205005

Condition: Very Good


Spine faded. 1909 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A volume from the Edition de Luxe of Dickens's collected works. A thousand sets of this limited edition were printed for subscribers only. Two books in one volume. iv, 350 pp.; iv, 352 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth hardcover binding, paper spine label, gilt top page ridge. This volume not only combines the two famous collections of Dickens's contributions to All the Year Round and Household Words but also includes the following items not published in other volumes of this edition -- The Lamplighter, To Be Read at Dusk, ... View more info

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The Three Musketeers

By: Dumas, Alexandre; Pevear, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 2006

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2286550

ISBN: 0670037796

Condition: Very Good


Top and bottom edge of front jacket panel bumped. Pages very faintly toned. 2006 Hard Cover. xxiii, 704 pp. Translated with an Introduction by Richard Pevear. The Three Musketeers is the most famous of Alexandre Dumas’s historical novels and one of the most popular adventure stories ever written. Now in a bracing new translation, this swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of d’Artagnan, a brash young man from the countryside who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to become a musketeer and guard to King Louis XIII. Before long he finds treachery and court intrigue—and also three boon... View more info

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Twenty Years After: A Historical Romance (Being the Continuation of The Three Guardsmen)

By: Dumas, Alexandre; Redman, Ben Ray

Price: $15.00

Publisher: A.L. Burt Company: 1915

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266810

Condition: Good


No jacket, faint stain on front board, hinges starting, no publisher date (circa early 1900's), bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, pencil name on front endpaper, pages very faintly toned. 1915 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 513 pp. Twenty Years After is a novel by Alexandre Dumas. This sequel to The Three Musketeers and a book of the so-called D'Artagnan Romances (the third and last book being The Vicomte de Bragelonne, including the famous volume, Man in the Iron Mask) was serialized from January to August, 1845. The novel follows events in France during La Fro... 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

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

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All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Remarque, Erich Maria; Wheen, A.W.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1929

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2198420

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing of American edition. Boards lightly soiled and toned as usual. 1929 Hard Cover. 291 pp. 8vo. The famous World War I novel in English translation - originally published in German as Im Westen Nichts Neues just five months earlier. It was adapted to film in 1930. View more info

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Ivanhoe (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Scott, Walter; Templeton, Laurence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2285622

Condition: Near Fine


1977 Full-Leather. xxvi, 471, [1] pp. 8vo. Original maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Sewn binding. Introduction by Laurence Templeton, illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. Ivanhoe is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was written in 1819, and is set in 12th-century England, and is an example of historical fiction. Ivanhoe is sometimes creditted for increasing interest in Romanticism and Medievalism; John Henry Newman claimed that Scott 'had first turned men's minds in the direction of the middle ages,' while Carlyle and ... View more info

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Ivanhoe (The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written)

By: Scott, Walter; Templeton, Laurence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1977

Seller ID: 2287027

Condition: Good


Edges stained, front and end matter foxed. 1977 Full-Leather. xxvi, 471, [1] pp. 8vo. Original maroon full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Sewn binding. Introduction by Laurence Templeton, illustrations by Edward A. Wilson. Ivanhoe is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It was written in 1819, and is set in 12th-century England, and is an example of historical fiction. Ivanhoe is sometimes creditted for increasing interest in Romanticism and Medievalism; John Henry Newman claimed that Scott 'had first turned men's minds in the direct... View more info

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A World to Win

By: Sinclair, Upton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202308

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine slightly cocked, pages toned.Half inch chip across length of bottom of jacket spine, multiple minor chips and tears to jacket, jacket edges heavily rubbed. 1946 Hard Cover. 627 pp. A World to Win is the seventh novel in Upton Sinclair's Lanny Budd series. First published in 1946, the story covers the period from 1940 to 1942.At the opening of this story--in Vinchy in 1940--Lanny Budd has been the intimate of the world's great--famous and notorious--for more than twenty years. Outwardly the friend and confidant of the Nazi and fascist gangsters, this secret agent of Frankli... View more info

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A World to Win

By: Sinclair, Upton

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Viking Press: 1946

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2269265

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Lacks jacket. Top corners a bit rubbed. 1946 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 627, [5] pp. 8vo. A World to Win is the seventh novel in Upton Sinclair's Lanny Budd series. First published in 1946, the story covers the period from 1940 to 1942. At the opening of this story--in Vinchy in 1940--Lanny Budd has been the intimate of the world's great--famous and notorious--for more than twenty years. Outwardly the friend and confidant of the Nazi and fascist gangsters, this secret agent of Franklin D. Roosevelt is one of the most amazing figures in mo... View more info

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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Signet Classics)

By: Solzhenitsyn, Alexander; Bogosian, Eric

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Signet Classics: 2008

Seller ID: 2261957

ISBN: 0451531043

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on front wrapper, writing on bottom page ridge, notes on last page and rear wrapper recto. 2008 Mass Market Paperback. xx, 151 pp. In the madness of World War II, a dutiful Russian soldier is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to ten years in a Siberian labor camp. So begins this masterpiece of modern Russian fiction, a harrowing account of a man who has conceded to all things evil with dignity and strength. First published in 1962, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is considered one of the most significant works ever to emerge from Soviet Russia. Illuminating a dark c... View more info

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The Red and the Black (The Franklin Library)

By: Stendhal [Marie-Henri Beyle]; Tergie, Charles (Translator)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Franklin Library: 1981

Seller ID: 2285597

Condition: Good


Some loss of gilt from page edges, endpapers lightly smudged. 1981 Hard Cover. xi, [1], 496 pp. 8vo. Original crimson leatherette, gilt titles and decorations, four raised spine bands, all edges gilt, decorative endpapers. Illustrations by Jean Paul Quint, taken from the original French edition. Le Rouge et le Noir (The Red and the Black), subtitle Chronique du XIXe siécle ('Chronicle of the 19th century'), is an historical psychological novel in two volumes by Stendhal, published in 1830. It is often cited as the first realist novel. The title has been translated into English variously as Sc... View more info

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The Red and the Black (The Modern Library of the World's Best Books ML 157)

By: Stendhal, Marie-Henri Beyle De; Moncrieff, C.K. Scott

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Modern Library: 1926

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2262777

Condition: Very Good


Reprint, 1941-1955 based on jacket design (Toledano 157.2). Minimal pencil notes to first few pages, pencil name on page ridge, jacket corners a bit rubbed, jacket toned. 1926 Hard Cover. iii, 287, [1], vi, 349, [3] pp. Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrief. Handsome and ambitious, Julien Sorel is determined to rise above his humble peasant origins and make something of his life-by adopting the code of hypocrisy by which his society operates. Julien ultimately commits a crime-out of passion, principle, or insanity-that will bring about his downfall. The Red and the Black is a lively, satirical pic... View more info

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The Beach of Falesa

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis; Furnas, J.C. (Introduction)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Limited Editions Club / The Ward Ritchie Press: 1956

Edition: Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2265332

Condition: Very Good


Limited edition, #1059 of 1500 copies, signed by the artist. Lacks slipcase. Abrasion to base of front board, otherwise an excellent copy. 1956 Large Hardcover. xv, [3], 113, [5] pp. Numerous illustrations by Millard Sheets throughout, with an introduction by J.C. Furnas. The Beach of Falesa is a short story by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. It was first published in the Illustrated London News in 1892, and later published in book form in the short-story collection Island Nights' Entertainments (1893). It was written after Stevenson moved to the South Seas island of Samoa just a few y... View more info