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English Music

By: Ackroyd, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hamish Hamilton: 1992

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2271917

ISBN: 0241132576

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Ink name on first blank, pages minimally toned, very faint smell of smoke. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 399 pp. After the death of his mother, Timothy Harcombe is separated from his disreputable father and sent to live with his grandparents, where he becomes lost in the world of English literature. View more info

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The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Mystery and the Imagination Detailing the Adventures of the World's Most Famous Detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes.

By: Adams, John Joseph

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Night Shade Books: 2009

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2299086

ISBN: 1597801607

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Front wrapper lightly bumped, wrapper edges very lightly rubbed. 2009 Trade Paperback. 454 pp. Sherlock Holmes is back! Sherlock Holmes, the world's first--and most famous--consulting detective, came to the world's attention more than 120 years ago through Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's novels and stories. But Conan Doyle didn't reveal all of the Great Detective's adventures...Here are some of the best Holmes pastiches of the last 30 years, twenty-eight tales of mystery and the imagination detailing Holmes's further exploits, as told by many of today's greatest storytellers, includin... View more info

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Blue Lights; or, Hot Work in the Soudan: A Tale of a Soldier Life in Several of its Phases [Sudan]

By: Ballantyne, R.M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Vision Forum, Inc.: 2008

Seller ID: 2297734

ISBN: 1934554065

Condition: Fine


No jacket. A fine copy. 2008 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 397 pp. Miles Milton is a prodigal. He struggles with authority and, like the prodigal son in Scripture, must learn the lessons of life the hard way. Through a series of events, he joins the British army for the war in the Sudan, thinking he will experience the good life of adventure and proudly make his way in the world. However, the providential hand of God has prepared a course for young Miles whereby, through the adventures and experiences of life in the blazing heat of the Sudan and among the tribal cla... View more info

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Peter Pan

By: Barrie, J. M.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Sterling: 2008

Seller ID: 2299088

ISBN: 1402754264

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor general wear. 2008 Hard Cover. vi, 151 pp. All children except one grow up. In 1904, Peter Pan first flew across a London stage and into the bedroom of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling. Ever since, this perpetual youth has continued to delight children of all ages. Young readers will happily soar with him and his friends to enchanted Neverland, where they’ll meet Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, and the “dark and sinister” Captain Hook. It’s a tale as ageless as its beloved hero. View more info

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Jane Eyre & Wuthering Heights

By: Bronte, Charlotte; Bronte, Emily

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Random House: 1943

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266404

Condition: Good


Lacks slipcase. Edges rubbed, boards toned (as usual), front hinge of both volumes just starting. 1943 Hard Cover. Two volumes originally issued together as a set in publisher's slipcase. 343, [1]; 212, [2] pp. 10 x 8. Engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Pictorial paper over boards hardcover bindings, green cloth spines, gilt titles, green top page ridge. Includes the edition of Jane Eyre featured in the major motion picture 'Definitely Maybe'. Jane Eyre is a famous and influential novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published in London, England in 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. with the... View more info

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Jane Eyre & Wuthering Heights

By: Bronte, Charlotte; Bronte, Emily

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Random House: 1943

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2267170

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Spines a bit soiled, boards toned (as usual), slipcase rubbed with some loss of paper from one panel, top seam weakening. 1943 Hard Cover. Two volumes originally issued together as a set in publisher's slipcase. 343, [1]; 212, [2] pp. 10 x 8. Engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Pictorial paper over boards hardcover bindings, green cloth spines, gilt titles, green top page ridge. Includes the edition of Jane Eyre featured in the major motion picture 'Definitely Maybe'. Jane Eyre is a famous and influential novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published in... View more info

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Jane Eyre & Wuthering Heights

By: Bronte, Charlotte; Bronte, Emily

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Random House: 1943

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2270872

Condition: Very Good


Lacks slipcase. Boards lightly toned, corners lightly rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1943 Hard Cover. Two volumes originally issued together as a set in publisher's slipcase. 343, [1]; 212, [2] pp. 10 x 8. Engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Pictorial paper over boards hardcover bindings, green cloth spines, gilt titles, green top page ridge. Includes the edition of Jane Eyre featured in the major motion picture 'Definitely Maybe'. Jane Eyre is a famous and influential novel by English writer Charlotte Brontë. It was published in London, England in 1847 by Smith, Elder & Co. with the title J... View more info

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Wuthering Heights (The World's Best Reading)

By: Bronte, Emily; Sullivan, Jack (Afterword)

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2296400

ISBN: 0895771594

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Front board lightly bowed, ink name on front free endpaper. 1982 Hard Cover. 303 pages. Original mint cloth hardcover binding with dark green leatherette spine, gilt lettering & design. The story of Cathy Earnshaw and the wild Heathcliff as they fall in love on the Yorkshire moors spans three generations and is seen through the eyes of the narrators Lockwood and Nelly Dean. Emily Bronte tells of the passion between Cathy and Heathcliff with such vivid intensity that her tale of tragic love has gripped readers for over 100 years. View more info

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Enderby

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203556

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket lightly toned, bottom corner of front jacket flap clipped. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 412 pp. 8vo. A comic novel by the author of the controversial A Clockwork Orange, which inspired the film that was perhaps even more controversial. Burgess first released a novel entitled Inside Mr. Enderby, written pseudonymously as Joseph Kell, which was suppressed in the United States. Eventually the work became a quartet of Enderby novels released over a period of 21 years.  KEYWORDS: LITERATURE BRITISH FICTIO... View more info

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1985

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $20.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271311

ISBN: 0316116513

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Page ridges foxed, a bit smoky. 1968 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 272, [4] pp. 8vo. This two-part response to 1984 minutely analyzes the original novel, and, after Burgess decides that 1984 will not resemble Orwell's fantasy, creates a comic counter-novel of future Britain. View more info

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The End of the World News: An Entertainment

By: Burgess, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274250

ISBN: 0070089655

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket faintly toned. Top page ridge lightly foxed, very faint odor of smoke. 1983 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 388 pp. The End of the World News is a 1982 novel by British author Anthony Burgess. Presented without chapter breaks, the plot weaves together three storylines. One follows Leon Trotsky on a journey to New York City shortly before the Russian Revolution of 1917. This story is written as the libretto of an Off-Broadway musical. A second tale covers the life and career of Sigmund Freud and includes portrayals of Havelock Ellis and Krafft-... View more info

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The Way of All Flesh

By: Butler, Samuel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: De Luxe Editions Club: 1939

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2273173

Condition: Very Good


Lacks jacket. 1939 Hard Cover. 429, [1] pp. 8vo. Samuel Butler was among the most wide-ranging of the accomplished crew of late Victorian writers to which be belonged -- a forceful controversialist in the debates that surrounded Darwin's theory of evolution, a painter who sometimes exhibited at the Royal Academy, an idiosyncratic critic and a gifted travel writer, and even, in his early years, a highly successful sheep farmer in New Zealand. He was also, as The Way of All Flesh, his deterministic tale of the havoc wrought by genetic inheritance, suggests, one of the great British masters of th... View more info

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Babel Tower

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270820

ISBN: 0701137185

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 618 pp. In Babel Tower a cast of striking characters play out their personal dramas amid the clashing politics, passionate ideals and stirring languages of the early 1960s. Frederica (the heroine of Virgin in the Garden and Still Life) now teaching English at an art college, is hiding herself and her son Leo from a violent husband; her urge towards freedom later leads to an angry, humiliating divorce case. Her... View more info

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Angels and Insects

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270821

ISBN: 0701137177

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1992 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 292 pp. In two breathtakingly accomplished novellas, A. S. Byatt explores the landscape of Victorian England, where science and spiritualism are both popular manias and domestic decorum coexists with brutality and perversion. View more info

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Passions of the Mind: Selected Writings

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270822

ISBN: 0701138475

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 346 pp. Whether she is writing about George Eliot or Sylvia Plath; Victorian spiritual malaise or Toni Morrison; mythic strands in the novels of Iris Murdoch and Saul Bellow; politics behind the popularity of Barbara Pym or the ambitions that underlie her own fiction, Byatt manages to be challenging, entertaining, and unflinchingly committed to the alliance o... View more info

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On Histories and Stories: Selected Essays

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270823

ISBN: 070116946X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A nice copy. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 196 pp. As writers of English from Australia to India to Sri Lanka command our attention, Salman Rushdie can state confidently that English fiction was moribund until the Empire wrote back, and few, even among the British, demur. A. S. Byatt does, and her case is persuasive. In a series of essays on the complicated relations between reading, writing, and remembering, the gifted novelist and critic sorts the modish from the merely interesting and the truly good to arr... View more info

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A Whistling Woman

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270824

ISBN: 0701173807

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 422 pp. This electrifying new novel forms the triumphant conclusion to the great “Frederica quartet” depicting the forces in English life from the early 50s to 1970. While Frederica -- the spirited heroine of Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, and Babel Tower -- falls almost by accident into a career in television in London, tumultuous events in her home county of Yorkshire threaten to change her life and t... View more info

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Sugar and Other Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270825

ISBN: 0701131691

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages moderately toned due to the type of paper used by the publisher. 1987 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 248 pp. A.S. Byatt's short fictions explore the fragile ties between generations, the dizzying abyss of loss and the elaborate memories we construct against it, resulting in a book that compels us to inhabit other lives and returns us to our own with new knowledge, compassion, and a sense of wonder. View more info

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The Matisse Stories

By: Byatt, A.S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271309

ISBN: 0701160888

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Top edge faintly foxed, a bit smoky, jacket price clipped. 1993 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 135, [1] pp. 8vo. These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about the intimate connection between seeing and feeling--about the ways in which a glance we meant to be casual may suddenly call forth the deepest reserves of our being. Beautifully written, intensely observed, The Matisse Stories is fict... View more info

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There (Two Volume Set)

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1984

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 2296696

ISBN: 0394869362

Condition: Near Fine


Ink gift note on title page of both volumes. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Two volume set.Facsimiles of original editions. Red boards with gilt titles and decoration. Gilt page ridges. A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters. Alice climbs through the mirror in her room to find a strange world where curious adventures await her. View more info

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Alice's Adventures Under Ground: A Facsimile of Original Lewis Carroll Manuscript

By: Carroll, Lewis [Dodgson, Charles Lutwidge]

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Xerox / University Microfilms, Inc.: 1964

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2295377

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Lacks clear acetate jacket. Slipcase and boards lightly soiled. 1964 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. [vi], 90, [2] pp. 8vo. The sequel to Alice in Wonderland. This edition is a facsimile of Carroll's original manuscript. Generations of readers have loved and embraced Lewis Carroll’s tale of the little girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a fantasy world of anthropomorphic creatures and absurd croquet matches, but how many can recount the history behind this famous story? It all began one golden July afternoon in Oxford in 1862, when ... View more info

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The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer, with the Original 87 Illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, Together with an Introduction by John T. Winterich, and a Glossary for the Modern Reader

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey; Morris, William; Winterich, John T.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2260541

Condition: Very Good


Very good in good jacket. Jacket toned with some loss along edges, a few light spots on jacket spine. 1958 Large Hardcover. xx, 554 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is credited by some scholars as the first author to demonstrate the artistic legitimacy of the vernacular English language, rather than French or Latin.... View more info

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The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kelmscott Chaucer, with the Original 87 Illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, Together with an Introduction by John T. Winterich, and a Glossary for the Modern Reader

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey; Morris, William; Winterich, John T.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The World Publishing Company: 1958

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2286096

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges lightly rubbed with a few tiny tears. 1958 Large Hardcover. xx, 554 pp. A facsimile of William Morris's Kelmscott Chaucer, including the original 87 illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, with a new introduction by John T. Winterich and a glossary for the modern reader. ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400?) was an English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Although he wrote many works, he is best remembered for his unfinished frame narrative The Canterbury Tales. Sometimes called the father of English literature, Chaucer is cre... View more info

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The Moonstone (Penguin Classics)

By: Collins, Wilkie; Kemp, Sandra

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1998

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2275889

ISBN: 0140434089

Condition: Good


First printing. A few minor creases to wrappers, a few light stains to rear wrapper, pages faintly toned. 1998 Trade Paperback. xxxix, 477 pp. The Moonstone, a yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple and believed to bring bad luck to its owner, is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very night the priceless stone is stolen again and when Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel’s household is above suspicion. Hailed by T. S. Eliot as the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels, The ... 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 Rover (The Malay Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad)

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1931

Seller ID: 2200784

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket. Ink stamp on half-title page, jacket flap corners trimmed. 1931 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. 8 x 5 5/8. 8vo. Original black cloth, yellow titles. Map and illustration on yellow endpapers. Illustrations by William Kemp Starrett. Part of the Malay Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad series, which were printed with uniform covers and wrap-around yellow jackets with two ships at sea flanked by seagulls. Author's last complete novel, depicting the rivalry of the French and English in the Mediterranean at the time of the French Revolu... View more info

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The Rover: A Story of Napoleonic Times

By: Conrad, Joseph

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276926

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Very good in fair jacket. Rear hinge repaired, jacket toned and splitting along flap seams. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 286 pp. 8 x 5 5/8. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles. Author's last complete novel, depicting the rivalry of the French and English in the Mediterranean at the time of the French Revolution. An epigraph Conrad placed on the title page of this work, taken from Spenser's The Faerie Queene, later became his epitaph. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born English-language novelist who in 1886 became a... View more info

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The Last of the Mohicans

By: Cooper, J. Fenimore

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Collins: 1964

Seller ID: 2287618

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. A near fine copy in a very good slipcase. Slipcase corners lightly rubbed. 1964 Full-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. Red flexible leatherette binding. Top page ridge gilt. The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 is a historical novel written by James Fenimore Cooper in 1826. It is the second book of the Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy and the best known to contemporary audiences.[1] The Pathfinder, published 14 years later in 1840, is its sequel.[2] The Last of the Mohicans is set in 1757, during the French and Indian War (the... View more info

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The Riddle of Three-Way Creek

By: Cullum, Ridgwell

Price: $50.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202792

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, Ridgwell misspelled as Ridgewell on front board, spine slightly cocked, pencil name to front paste-down endpaper, pages toned. 1925 Hard Cover. vi, 338 pp. Ridgwell Cullum (pseudonym of Sidney Groves Burghard) (13 August 1867 – 3 November 1943) was a British writer who wrote a large number of adventure novels over more than 30 years, usually set in sparsely populated regions of the United States or Canada. Keywords: RIDGWELL CULLUM RIDDLE THREE-WAY CREEK FICTION ADVENTURE BRITISH LITERATURE View more info

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Robinson Crusoe

By: Defoe, Daniel

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London: Robert Tyas, Paternoster Row: 1840

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2040652

Condition: Good


Spine & hinges crudely repaired by previous owner, ink name & date on front endpaper. Ink gift note on front flyleaf, handwritten letter mounted on following blank, both dated 1849. 1840 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 638 pp. 8vo. Green leather spine & corners, blind-stamped designs in compartments, gilt titles, gilt design on spine bands, marbled boards. Defoe's unforgettable classic about a shipwrecked man. Includes woodcuts by numerous artists throughout, though [J.J.] Grandville is the only one mentioned on the title page. View more info