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The Fortunes and Adventures of Raby Rattler and His Man Floss

By: (Ainsworth , William Harrison)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Saunders and Otley: 1846

Seller ID: 16081


This book is quarterbound leather with a patterned (shades of red and blue) paper. Spine titling is badly faded and there is much wear to edges, corners and surface. The front hinge appears to have been reglued and I suspect at least one endpaper is missing, though the ffep is present. The book grades in the Good range. There are two title pages, one from 1844 with the title "The Effects and Adventures of Raby Rattler, Gent. The other lists the title I have used and ... View more info

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Modern Painters

By: A Graduate Of Oxford (John Ruskin)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Wiley and Putnam: 1847

Edition: 1st American Edition Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 10701

Condition: with no dust jacket


Brown covers with blindstamped decoration on front and gilt title on spine. Some edge, corner and surface wear but book is square and the binding is secure. Some wear at spine extremities. Varied interior toning, mostly from ink oxidation in type. Solid and still attractive copy. G+ to VG -. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 422 pages; Although attributed to A Graduate of Oxford, everyone knew this book was by Ruskin. One of his most influential works in its first American... View more info

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The Guardian March 12, 1713 - June 15, 1713

By: Addison, Joseph and Richard Steel

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Law, Johnson, Nichols, Et Al: N.D.

Seller ID: 9271

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Brown, full leather with gilt decorative border on front and back -- faded or scuffed here and there. There has been some professional restoration done - the spine was removed and cleaned and the book has been rebacked, preserving the title and decorations on the spine. Book is now tight and square. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown . Interior is aged slightly but still in supple condition with very little toning. ; Vol. 1; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 360 pages... View more info

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The Tower of London

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons: N.D.

Seller ID: 9953


One half bound leather with red marbled paper with somewhat faded gilt titles on spine. Edge, corner and surface wear. Front cover has been reglued, probably reattached and so is suspect. Book is square but binding is slightly loose. F-G. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 439 pages; Novel ca. 1850 or so. View more info

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The Little Minister

By: Barrie, J. M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Lovell, Coryell & Co.: 1895

Edition: New and Revised Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11643


Navy blue cloth with dulled gilt titles on spine. Corner wear, with boards showing in places. Otherwise, very light edge wear. Binding has no tears or parting but first signature is lightly pulled. Book is square. Tissue guard on frontispiece has caused browning on title page. ; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 375 pages; Title page says "Revised by the Author." Barrie, of course, wrote Peter Pan. View more info

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Beaumont & Fletcher's Plays

By: Beaumont & Fletcher

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd. / Everyman's Library: 1953

Seller ID: 10656

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Dark blue covers with gilt titles on spine. Light edge and corner wear. Square and securely bound. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 475 pages View more info

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The Life of Samuel Johnson

By: Boswell, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York City, The Modern Library: 1965

Seller ID: 10655

Condition: Very Good


Pages and foredges toned, light shelfwear, wrinkle on ffep that seems to be a binding flaw. ; Thick 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 559 pages View more info

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The Ring and the Book

By: Browning

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell & Company: 1897

Seller ID: 6489

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Maroon covers with gilt titles on spine. Book has general edge, corner and surface wear. Title page loose but there. Slight lean to spine. Binding is secure. ; B&W Frontispiece; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 490 pages; From Browning's Revised Text. View more info

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The Wasp in a Wig : A Suppressed Episode of Through the Looking-Glass

By: Carroll, Lewis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Clarkson N. Potter: 1977

Edition: First Trade Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10908

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Book has only light shelfwear. Jacket has light shelf wear and a pin hole toward the bottom of the spine and a small chip at the bottom of the spine. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 68 pages; The Lewis Carroll Societ issued a deluxe limited edition before this trade edition. This book has notes by Martin Gardner and includes a facsimile of the episode that was not published due to objections by John Tenniel. This was a review copy for The Atlanta Constitution. The Re... View more info

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The Annotated Snark

By: Carroll, Lewis (ed. Martin Gardner)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10716

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Book is square and securely bound but shows light general wear and aging along with a small stain on the back. Jacket has wear and light soiling along with some tears and checks. See scan. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 111 pages; Wonderfully informative annotations by Martin Gardner. View more info

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A Fearful Joy

By: Cary, Joyce

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 9967

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Book has light wear and aging. Square and securely bound. Jacket has had wear including a number of chips, creases and scuffs. Looks OK in mylar but has problems (see scan. ) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 343 pages View more info

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Dr. Johnson's House Gough Square London

By: Cecil, Lord Harmsworth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Company: 1961

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 7036

Condition: Very Good


Overall light wear. Small pulled spot from old sticker, upper right. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 20 pages; This is a small guidebook to the home of Dr. Samuel Johnson in London. The original essay was written in 1924; this is a 1961 revision. The booklet does not say if it was published by the home. View more info

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Literary Landscapes of the British Isles A Narrative Atlas

By: Daiches, David and John Flower

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Paddington Press Ltd: 1979

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 10715

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Reddish brown cloth with gilt titles on spine. Square and securely bound with only very light shelf wear. Ja cket has light edge and corner wear along with a two inch tear and triangular area with creases on back. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 287 pages; Great reference for residences and areas of residence of many British writers. View more info

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The Mollusc A New and Original Comedy in Three Acts

By: Davies, Hubert Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Walter H. Baker & Co.: 1914

Seller ID: 8705

Condition: Very Good-


Green wraps with some light soiling and toning. The corners on front have some curling and dogears. Overall this copy is square and securely bound. It was used by someone who performed in the play and there are a few notations in pencil. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 157 pages; Performer's copy of a comedy first produced in 1914. This maybe a printing from somewhat later than 1914 but it could only be a few years based on the ageof the woman who appeared in the play an... View more info

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The Man from Archangel And Other Tales of Adventure

By: Doyle, A. Conan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1919

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 10704

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Orange cloth with black titles and silhouette decorations. Some edge and corner wear but square and securely bound. Jacket has some checks and small tears along with a slightly sunned spine. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 256 pages; One volume from a striking matched set. We have two other volumes in our catalog. See The Croxley Master and The Great Keinplatz Experiment. View more info

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The Great Keinplatz Experiment And Other Tales of Twilight & the Unseen

By: Doyle, A. Conan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, George H. Doran Company: 1919

Edition: First Edition Thus; First Printing

Seller ID: 10706

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Orange cloth with black titles and silhouette decorations. Some wrinkling of cloth on front (not sure why) . Light edge and corner wear but book is square. Rear hinge has minor slitting but not pulled; binding appears secure. Jacket hasmild edge and corner wear with slight loss at pine top and a slightly sunned spine. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 254 pages; One volume from a striking matched set. We have two other volumes in our catalog. See The Man from Archangel and... View more info

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The Poetry and Prose of William Blake

By: Erdman, David V. , editor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Garden City, Doubleday: 1965

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10654

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Boards lightly scuffed and soiled, DJ has some water staining, small chips, light soil. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 905 pages; Excellent edition of Blake's works with commentary by Harold Bloom View more info

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By: Fitzgerald, Edward (Trans. )

Price: $10.00

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

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 11924

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Book has a slight vertical bend through front center, either from an accident or possibly from printing. This flaw affects only the appearance of the cover. The interior is unaffected. Jacket has some light wear. ; Color Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; Beautiful illustrations. View more info

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Pickwickian Manners and Customs

By: Fitzgerald, Percy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Westminster, The Roxburghe Press Limited: 1897

Edition: First Edition (?); First Printing

Seller ID: 12213

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Blue cloth with gilt titles and illustrations. Sunned spine along with general edge, corner and surface wear. Some small scuffs on front hinge but no parting. Light interior toning. Appears to be printed on hand-laid paper. Title page in green type. No date but ca. 1897.; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 128 pages; I collated this copy with a copy on line. This copy does not have four pages of ads in the rear. I cannot determine if the first printing... View more info

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Five Plays

By: Ford, John (ed. Havelock Ellis)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Ernest Benn Limited: 1960

Edition: Reset; First Printing

Seller ID: 10707

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Book is square and securely bound with only some toning or foxing on foredges. Jacket has a small tear bottom center along with light edge, corner and surface wear otherwise. ; The Mermaid Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 427 pages; Ellis wrote the Introduction and Notes. View more info