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A Nip in the Air

By: Betjeman, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1974

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13042


Blue wraps with white titles. In near pristine condition except for small bump on upper right front corner. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 62 pages View more info

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Sonnets from the Portuguese

By: Browning, Elizabeth Barrett

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Club: 1938

Seller ID: 14056


About NF copy of this Heritage Club edition of Sonnets. The book has only very light shelf wear and aging. The slipcase shows some wear and has tape repairs top and bottom. ; Decorations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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Ye Miller's Tale

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey (Jerry Kamstra, trans.)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: San Francisco, The Troubador Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 14837


Stapled, pictorial wraps with light, general wear and aging. Very nice translation and illustrations of Chaucer's ribald Miller's Tale. Laugh-out loud funny. ; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages View more info

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Barnaby Rudge

By: Dickens, Charles

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lea and Blanchard: 1842

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15648


This is an attractive copy of the first separate American edition of Dickens' Barnaby Rudge published in Philadelphia by Lea and Blanchard in 1842. This copy has been professionaly repaired. It has been rehinged along with some cosmetic repairs to the corners, edges and spine of the full leather covers, along with a paper label with the title on the spine. The interior has a good bit of foxing and toning including light evidence of an old dampstain on the bottom right qu... View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By: Fitzgerald, Edward (Trans. )

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Avenel Books: N.D.

Seller ID: 14050


Leather-like covers with gilt titles and frame. Book has only very light shelf wear and aging. Very nice illustrations. ; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Unpaginated pages; Photogravure Edition of the Rubaiyat. The photogravures are based on drawings by Gilbert James. Beautiful book. View more info

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By: Fitzgerald, Robert (trans.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell: N.D.

Seller ID: 14034


Pictorial covers with almost no wear. Dust wrapper has some edge and corner wear including a small tear and a chip near the top of spine. The book is not dated but this is an early Crowell reprint of the first American edition. Very attractive in dust wrapper. ; Tinted Frontispiece; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 48 pages View more info

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Volpone or the Fox

By: Jonson, Ben

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Oxford, Limited Editions Club: 1952

Edition: Limited Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 14756


Light, general wear and mild overall aging. Slipcase shows some light edge and corner wear. Many pages are uncut. Square and securely bound. Limited Edition of 1500, this being #1057. Signed by Ben Sussan on Limitation Page. ; Stencil-Coloured Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 163 pages; Signed by Illustrator View more info

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Michael and Mary

By: Milne, A. A.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1930

Edition: First Trade Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15377


Book has general light wear and expected aging. Former owner's name in pencil on ffep along with stamped date. Solid, very good copy. Dustjacket is separated at both spine edges. The dj also has some chips at corners and spine ends. However, the jacket has a rather nice appearance in its Mylar protector. See scan. This book is a play by the author of the Winnie the Pooh books. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 96 pages View more info

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Blue at the Mizzen

By: O'Brian, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1999

Edition: First American Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14721


Book and jacket have only very minor shelf wear. Free Offer card for Master and Commander laid in.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 262 pages View more info

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The Yellow Admiral

By: O'Brian, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14725


Book and jacket have only very minor shelf wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 262 pages View more info

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Master and Commander

By: O'Brian, Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, W. W. Norton & Company: 1990

Edition: 1st Softcover Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14759


Book has only very minor shelf wear. This is the first Norton softcover edition of O'Brian's great novel.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 459 pages View more info

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Italy, A Poem

By: Rogers, Samuel

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, T. Cadell, et. al.: 1830

Edition: First Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 14391


Full leather with gilt titles on spine and five raised bands. Bright gilt foredges. Some scuffing on spine and rear cover. Corners bumped with some rubbing on edges. Still square and securely bound with bound-in bookmark. Attractive copy. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Gift inscription dated 1831 on third free endpaper. Rogers was an early Romantic poet and a friend of Wordsworth, Coleridge and Byron. He was extremely popular in the 18th century; less so to... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, Phillips, Sampson, and Company: 1856

Edition: A New Edition

Seller ID: 14234


Red, blindstamped cloth with gilt titles and decoration on spine. Gebneral edge, corner and surface wear with some loss at spine extremities. Spine is slightly sunned. The title gives this one away. ; B&W Frontispiece; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 580 pages View more info

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The Poetical Works of Walter Scott Esq. , Volume 4 : The Lady of the Lake

By: Scott, Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, J. Eastburn and Co.: 1818

Seller ID: 13375


Full leather with gilt title on black rectagle on spine. Front cover is detached but book seems to be complete. Some edge, corner and surface wear but still square. Back cover seems securely attached but is a little loose. Very light presentation in pencil on econd free endpaper. Name marked out in ink on back of title page. Some small, neat excisions from Dedication and Table of contents pages. No loss of print. Interior foxing. Good copy for rebinding or repair. ; Engr... View more info

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The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Vol. 1, The Comedies : Revised from the Original Editions

By: Shakespeare, Wiliam

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, The London Printing and Publishing Company, Limited: 1870

Seller ID: 14423


Full leather with gilt titles on spine which has five raised bands, Much edge and corner wear along with scuffing on spine and covers. There is slitting along front and rear spine edges from the top. Book is square and hinges have no tears or parting. One interior plate is loose. I cannot find a date in this volume, but it appears to be mid to late 19th century. The plates by Kenny Meadows are quite nice. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 640 pages View more info

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The Life of King Henry the Fifth

By: Shakespeare, Wiliam (ed. Herbert Arthur Evans)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Limited Editions Club: 1951

Edition: Limited Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14757


Only very light shelf wear. Book is square and securely bound. Slipcase has some loss at opening both top and bottom along with other wear. It is in G condition. Slipcase is also toned, but it has done its job and kept the book in exceptional condition. Illustrations are based on paintings of scenes from Olivier's production of the play. Limited Edition of 1500, this being #1057. General Introduction by Herbert Arthur Evans. Prefatory Essay by Mark Van Doren. ; Tipped-... View more info

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The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Vol. I

By: Shakespeare, Wiliam (Howard Staunton, ed.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Routledge, Warne & Routledge: 1862

Seller ID: 14424


Quarterbound leather with blue, lightly patterned cloth. Faded gilt title on spine which has five raised bands with somewhat faded gilt decorations. Some edge and corner wear along with light scuffs on leather. A few pages in center of book are very slightly pulled forward, perhaps a printing flaw since binding does not appear to be the problem. Book is square and binding secure. G+ to VG-. Exceptional illustration with a full page title illustration for each play. (Tit... View more info

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The Family Shakespeare, in Eight Volumes; in Which Nothing is Added to the Original Text; but Those Words and Expressions Are Omitted Which Cannot with Propriety be Read Aloud in a Family. Volume I

By: Shakespeare, Wiliam (Thomas Bowdler, editor and reviser)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown: 1823

Edition: Third Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13409


Full leather with titles in gilt on black panels on spine with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers and edges. Top three-quarters of an inch at top of spine of this volume is missing. Some edge, corner and surface wear. View scan. Some toning, mainly on endpapers; very little foxing. Book is square and binding secure. There is a small (1 inch square) personal library sticker showing where the book was shelved in the former owner's library. There is a bookplate on the fro... View more info

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The Family Shakespeare, in Eight Volumes; in Which Nothing is Added to the Original Text; but Those Words and Expressions Are Omitted Which Cannot with Propriety be Read Aloud in a Family. Volume III

By: Shakespeare, Wiliam (Thomas Bowdler, editor and reviser)

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown: 1823

Edition: Third Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13411


Full leather with titles in gilt on black panels on spine with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers and edges. Some edge, corner and surface wear. Bit of loss at bottom of spine. View scan. Some toning, mainly on endpapers; very little foxing. Book is square and binding secure. There is a small (1 inch square) personal library sticker showing where the book was shelved in the former owner's library. There is a bookplate on the front pastedown for Lord Walsingham, so the ... View more info

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The Family Shakespeare, in Eight Volumes; in Which Nothing is Added to the Original Text; but Those Words and Expressions Are Omitted Which Cannot with Propriety be Read Aloud in a Family. Volume VI

By: Shakespeare, Wiliam (Thomas Bowdler, editor and reviser)

Price: $55.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown: 1823

Edition: Third Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 13414


Full leather with titles in gilt on black panels on spine with five raised bands. Marbled endpapers and edges. Some edge, corner and surface wear and minor damage near bottom of spine. View scan. Some toning, mainly on endpapers; very little foxing. Book is square and binding secure. There is a small (1 inch square) personal library sticker showing where the book was shelved in the former owner's library. There is a bookplate on the front pastedown for Lord Walsingham, s... View more info