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A Death in the Family, AGEE, James
1 AGEE, James A Death in the Family
75271 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1979 Leather Fine with no dust jacket 
Finely produced copy of author's autobiographical novel set in his native Knoxville, Tennessee which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1958. Though published in 1957, it was actually written by Agee from 1948 through 1955; and published posthumously. In rich black full leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; four raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior published on rich papers and with maroon silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. --- Illustrated by Ben F. Wohlbert. A bright, sharp, clean, unmarked copy. A handsome addition to anyone's bookshelf, issued as part of Franklin's Pulitzer Prize-winners series.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 342 pages 
Price: 44.50 USD
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Saint Thomas Aquinas: Selections from His Works (Limited Editions Club Series 37, #9), AQUINAS, Saint Thomas; SHUSTER, George N. (editor)
2 AQUINAS, Saint Thomas; SHUSTER, George N. (editor) Saint Thomas Aquinas: Selections from His Works (Limited Editions Club Series 37, #9)
78174 Chatham, England Limited Editions Club 1969 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
A deluxe reprint edition in slipcase of selections from the writings of the great 13th Century Catholic philosopher/theologian. Selected, and with an introduction, by George N. Shuster; wood engraved illustrations by Reynolds Stone. --- Printed in England for members of The Limited Editions Club by W & J Mackay & Co Ltd of Chatham, Kent. Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Signed on rear colophon page by Reynolds Stone. --- In full grey cloth-covered boards w/patterned blindstamped crosses; gilt-stamped titling on spine. Volume housed in grey paper- and black cloth-covered slipcase with titling on front and back. LEC monthly letter & prospectus laid in. Glassine wrap not present. Number 9 in LEC Series 37. --- With a hint of rubbing to covers, otherwise a bright, firm and unmarked copy. Slipcase yellowing to edges, otherwise in good shape and structurally sound. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); 4to 11" - 13" tall; xiv, 114 pages 
Price: 83.50 USD
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Politics and Poetics, ARISTOTLE
3 ARISTOTLE Politics and Poetics
76307 Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1979 Full-Leather Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Offered here is a handsome reprint copy of the great Greek philosopher's landmark collection of essays. With portraits of the leading figures of Aristotle's day by Leonard Baskin. Translated from the Greek by Benjamin Jowett and S. H. Butcher. With an introduction by Horace M. Kallen, a preface by the publisher, and a frontis portrait of Aristotle by Jeff Cornell. Issued as part of the publisher's Collector's Edition series: The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. --- Bound in full dark green leather covers with distinctive gilt decorations and titling stamped on covers and spine; four raised bands on spine. All edges also in gilt. Pink silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. --- With a mildly bumped cover corner, a spot to a textblock gilt edge and a slight spine lean, else a clean, bright, unmarked copy. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued).; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xxi, 331 pages 
Price: 40.50 USD
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The Nibelungenlied, ARMOUR, Margaret (translator); LEGRAND, Edy (illustrator0
4 ARMOUR, Margaret (translator); LEGRAND, Edy (illustrator0 The Nibelungenlied
80621 New York The Heritage Press 1961 Hardcover Near Fine 
The ancient German epic poem featuring Siegfried and his wife Kriemhild is retold in English prose in this handsome edition in slipcase. Translated from the German by Margaret Armour. With illustrations by Edy Legrand, and an introduction by Franz Schoenberner. --- In black and green cloth-covered boards with the title and accents in silver on cover and spine; publisher's green topstain. Volume housed in silver paper-covered slipcase. Publisher's Sandglass flyer is not present. --- With slight cover discoloration; otherwise volume is in excellent shape, clean, unmarked and bright. Good+ slipcase has a few tears at corners; is scratched and rubbed, but is otherwise intact and structurally sound.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); xxiii, 253 pages 
Price: 18.50 USD
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The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter (Limited Editions Club Series 35, #4), BIERCE, Ambrose (adapter); VOSS, Richard (author); DANZIGER, Gustav Adolf (translator)
5 BIERCE, Ambrose (adapter); VOSS, Richard (author); DANZIGER, Gustav Adolf (translator) The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter (Limited Editions Club Series 35, #4)
78089 New York The Limited Editions Club 1967 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Ambrose Bierce adapted and re-wrote this classic German tale. Translated from the German of Richard Voss by Gustav Adolf Danziger. With 8 full-page watercolor illustrations by Michel Ciry and an introduction by Maurice Valency, along with a preface by Mr. Bierce. --- Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club by The Tri-Arts Press of New York. Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Signed on rear colophon page by Michel Ciry. --- Boards covered in coarse brown monk's cloth, with foliated cross on cover and titling on spine, both in brown. Volume protected by stiff cardboard chemise, glassine wrap, and in brown paper-covered slipcase. LEC monthly letter & prospectus laid in. Number 4 in LEC Series 35. --- A bright, firm and unmarked copy without apparent damages. Slipcase with rubbing & a little discoloration, otherwise in good shape and structurally sound. Small tears to glassine wrap. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xiv, 80 pages 
Price: 49.00 USD
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Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763, BOSWELL, James; POTTLE, Frederick A. (editor)
6 BOSWELL, James; POTTLE, Frederick A. (editor) Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763
77568 London The Folio Society 1985 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Likely first Folio Society edition. A handsome reprint version of the famous observations, taken from James Boswell's journals, which he maintained daily in the years 1762 and 1763. Mr. Boswell is noted for his biography of his friend, Dr. Samuel Johnson. This edition edited and introduced by Frederick A. Pottle. Volume includes about 20 b&w engraved illustrations. With extensive endnotes and index. --- In navy quarter cloth over grey paper-covered boards w/handwritten diary facsimile on front and back; titling in gilt on spine. Volume housed in grey paper-covered slipcase. --- With small shallow crease to front free endpaper, a strip of light soiling to cover fore-edge, and slightly rounded cover corner, otherwise a bright, clean, and unmarked copy. Slipcase in good shape but with small tears to paper covering. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; viii, 365 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Early Autumn, BROMFIELD, Louis
7 BROMFIELD, Louis Early Autumn
75308 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Press 1977 Leather Fine with no dust jacket 
Attractive leatherbound reprint copy of author's post World War I novel, which examines cultural clashes in a mythical Massacusetts town. 'Early Autumn' was originally published in 1926 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1927. In rich full brown leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; three raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior published on rich off-white papers and with maroon silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. --- With illustrations by Jerome Pinkney. A bright, crisp, clean, unmarked copy; issued as part of Franklin's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 338 pages 
Price: 24.50 USD
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Two Tales by Charlotte Bronte: "The Secret" & "Lily Hart", BRONTĖ, Charlotte; HOLTZ, William (editor)
8 BRONTĖ, Charlotte; HOLTZ, William (editor) Two Tales by Charlotte Bronte: "The Secret" & "Lily Hart"
79310 Columbia University of Missouri Press 1978 0826202322 / 9780826202321 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
Number 51 of 300 copies signed by the editor. Two of Charlotte Brontė's stories, transcribed from the original manuscript and likely not previously published, in an attractive edition in slipcase. The original manuscript was written in Brontė's miniature handwriting when she was 17 years old and bore her often-used pseudonym "Charles Wellesley" as well as being signed "Charlotte Brontė". The stories are accompanied by illustrations by Charlotte and Branwell Brontė and facsimiles of the original manuscript. --- Volume in blue cloth with Branwell Brontė image of Charlotte on cover; backed in tan leather with gilt-stamped titling and in paper and cloth-covered slipcase, with the same image as the book cover. --- About Fine: a clean, bright, undamaged copy; slipcase in similar condition.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 144 pages 
Price: 70.00 USD
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The Poems of Robert Browning (Limited Editions Club, Series 37, #6), BROWNING, Robert (author); REDDICK, Peter (illustrations)
9 BROWNING, Robert (author); REDDICK, Peter (illustrations) The Poems of Robert Browning (Limited Editions Club, Series 37, #6)
78024 Cambridge, England The Limited Editions Club 1969 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
A selection of poems by the great 19th Century English Victorian poet, in a handsome reprint edition in slipcase. Selected, edited, and introduced by C. Day Lewis and with woodcut illustrations by Peter Reddick. Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club in England by The University Printing House of Cambridge. Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Signed on rear colophon page by Peter Reddick. --- In pale grey linen-covered boards backed in blue morocco, with embossed oval portrait of Browning on the front cover. Gilt-stamped titling & decorations on spine. Volume housed in black paper-covered slipcase. LEC Monthly Letter & prospectus laid in. Glassine wrap not present. Number 6 in LEC Series 37. --- With considerable sunning to leather spine; otherwise a bright, firm and unmarked copy. Slipcase with a some rubbing and minor discoloration, otherwise in good shape and structurally sound. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xviii, 300 pages 
Price: 36.50 USD
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Venice:  The Most Triumphant City, BULL, George
10 BULL, George Venice: The Most Triumphant City
77571 London The Folio Society 1980 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A handsome work, providing the history of the city that produced Marco Polo, among many others. With numerous color and b&w plates depicting notable figures and scenes of Venice's past. --- In full green cloth-covered boards with elaborate decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine, titling in gilt on spine. Lacks a dust jacket or slipcase, likely as issued. --- With previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down and a hint of edgewear; else a bright, firm, clean copy. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 192 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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One of Ours, CATHER, Willa
11 CATHER, Willa One of Ours
76383 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1977 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Willa Cather's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1922 novel borrowed from her experiences and those of her cousin who lived nearby, both on Nebraska farms. The novel is set against the First World War. This novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1923 and features illustrations by David Blossom. --- This deluxe reprint edition in rich full brown leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; three raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. With purple silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- With a hint of fading to the edges of the moire endpapers, and a bit of chafing at the cover edges & corners, else a clean, bright copy with no additional apparent damages. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued).; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 408 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Two Plays of Anton Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard and Three Sisters, CHEKHOV, Anton
12 CHEKHOV, Anton Two Plays of Anton Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard and Three Sisters
80622 New York The Heritage Press 1966 Hardcover Near Fine 
Two of the great Russian master of the short story and dramatist's plays are offered here in this deluxe Heritage Press reprint edition. Includes striking color and b&w illustrations by Lajos Szalay and an introduction by Sir John Gielgud; translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett. --- In rust cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on cover and spine; dark red topstain. Volume housed in tweed-look red/green/yellow paper-covered slipcase. Publisher's Sandglass flyer is not present. --- With a couple of faint soiled spots to back cover, otherwise volume is in excellent shape: clean, unmarked and bright. Very Good slipcase with a little rubbing and a hint of sunning, but is otherwise undamaged and is structurally sound.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xvi, 153 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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The Pilot (Limited Editions Club Series 36, #12), COOPER, James Fenimore
13 COOPER, James Fenimore The Pilot (Limited Editions Club Series 36, #12)
78088 New York The Limited Editions Club 1968 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
A special reprint edition in slipcase of author's seafaring novel featuring John Paul Jones. With woodcut illustrations by Robert M. Quackenbush (14 full-page color and 39 small b&w blocks) and an introduction by John T. Winterich. --- Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club by The Garamond Press of Baltimore. Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Signed on rear colophon page by Mr. Quackenbush. --- Boards covered in black cloth, with an ivory strip bearing the title in white; spine titling in gilt and white. Volume housed in olive paper-covered slipcase. LEC monthly letter & prospectus laid in. Glassine wrap not present. Number 12 in LEC Series 36. --- With a couple of dark spots on cover title strip; else a bright, firm and unmarked copy. Slipcase with sunning and rubbing, otherwise in good shape and structurally sound. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); 4to 11" - 13" tall; xvi, 359 pages 
Price: 52.50 USD
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The Compleat Gamester; or, Instructions How to Play at All Manner of Usual and Most Genteel Games, COTTON, Charles (author); LOW, Joseph (illustrations)
14 COTTON, Charles (author); LOW, Joseph (illustrations) The Compleat Gamester; or, Instructions How to Play at All Manner of Usual and Most Genteel Games
76758 Barre, Massachusetts Imprint Society 1970 0876360088 / 9780876360088 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Illustrator
A contemporary reprint edition of author's landmark compendium of all manner of games, first published in 1674, in slipcase. Number 1880 of a limited edition of 1950 copies. Signed by illustrator David Low on limitation page (illustrations throughout). Includes an introduction by Thomas E. Marston. --- In full tan leather-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on spine. With bird illustration in gilt on cover. Publisher's tan topstain. Slipcase covered in brown marbled papers. --- A firm, bright, unmarked copy, but with shallow creases on a few interior leaves and just a whiff of chafing to spine ends. Slipcase with light chafinging & small tears at extremities, is otherwise nice. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xviii, 176 pages; Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 66.00 USD
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Guard of Honor, COZZENS, James Gould
15 COZZENS, James Gould Guard of Honor
76379 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
A deluxe copy of author's intricately-plotted 1948 novel which features stateside World War II US military aviators over three tense days in 1943. This highly acclaimed novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1949. This reprint edition features illustrations by Charles McVickers. --- In rich full blue-grey leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; four raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. With blue silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Overall, a clean, bright copy with no apparent damages. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued).; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 575 pages 
Price: 35.50 USD
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England's Constable  The life and letters of John Constable, DARRACOTT, Joseph
16 DARRACOTT, Joseph England's Constable The life and letters of John Constable
76263 London The Folio Society 1985 Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
This slim volume provides a look at the great English landscape and portrait painter John Constable (1776-1837). With numerous color and b&w plates bearing images of Constable's (and others) works. In full beige cloth-covered boards with sepia image pasted to cover; titling in gilt on brown spine block. Slipcase is covered with a landscape scene from one of Constable's paintings. --- A very handsome copy; without damages to interior or covers. Slipcase with rubbing at extremities. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.) ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 143 pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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A Tale of Two Cities, DICKENS, Charles
17 DICKENS, Charles A Tale of Two Cities
81011 New York The Heritage Press [c.1950s-70s] Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
The twelfth novel of Charles Dickens focuses on the French Revolution and presented here in a deluxe illustrated reprint edition with slipcase. With illustrations in color and at chapter heads in black & white by René Ben Sussan; and with an introduction by John T. Winterich. Includes publisher's Sandglass flyer specific to this work (New York, no. VII:26). --- In full pale grey cloth-covered boards with maroon decorations on covers & spine, bright gilt spine title oval, and maroon topstain. 1938 date appears on copyright page, but likely published c.1950s-70s. Volume protected in maroon paper-covered slipcase; lacks the glassine wrapper. --- About Fine: A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages. Slipcase also very nice, though with a hint of rubbing.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 371 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Dombey and Son, DICKENS, Charles
18 DICKENS, Charles Dombey and Son
78655 Norwalk, Connecticut The Heritage Press 1957 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Mr. Dickens's novel, first published in serial form from 1846 to 1848, features the industialist Paul Dombey and his son, whom he wants to have follow in his footsteps, and his daughter, whom he ignores. This handsome reprint edition in slipcase is illustrated in color and b&w by Henry C. Pitz and with an introduction by John T. Winterich. --- In full cloth-covered boards in the darker grey variant, w/maroon decorations on covers & spine, bright gilt title oval on spine and publisher's maroon topstain. Maroon paper-covered slipcase. Sandglass flyer laid in (Norwalk, no. IX-R:42). --- With lightly yellowed spine, else a bright, clean, unmarked copy. Slipcase with quite a few tears at edges and some white specks to end panel. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to refer to the slipcase.); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xvi, 798 pages 
Price: 19.50 USD
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Dombey and Son, DICKENS, Charles
19 DICKENS, Charles Dombey and Son
76234 London Chapman and Hall [1860s-1870s] Half-Leather Very Good with no dust jacket 
An impressive edition, with the complete text, of the novel by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), first published serially beginning in 1846. 'Dombey and Son' is the story of a wealthy shipping magnate, and his son, daughter and assorted other characters. Issued as part of publisher's Dickens's Works series. With 39 illustrations by Hablot K.[night] Browne (who is not identified here under his 'Phiz' moniker). --- Bound in tan half calf over marbled red/gold/blue paper and with elaborate decorations and titling stamped in gilt on spine. With five raised back bands. Endpapers in the same marbled papers as on covers. All edges in very bright gilt. This volume undated, but likely published c1860s-1870s. --- An exceptional copy of this classic. With previous owner's partially torn-off bookplate affixed to front paste-down and some chafing to cover edges; a spot of foxing on page 1, none seen elsewhere. Overall, an attractive addition to the Dickens collector's bookshelf. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi, 624 pages 
Price: 117.00 USD
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Nicholas Nickleby, DICKENS, Charles
20 DICKENS, Charles Nicholas Nickleby
76236 London Chapman and Hall [1860s-1870s] Half-Leather Very Good with no dust jacket 
An impressive edition, with the complete text, of the third novel by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), first published serially beginning in 1838. 'Nicholas Nickleby' is centered around a young man who, due to the death of his father, must support his mother and sister. It has been described as 'perhaps the funniest novel in the English language' by Peter Ackroyd; while it also takes on the serious social issue of the maltreatment of children in boarding schools. Issued as part of publisher's Dickens's Works series. With 39 illustrations by Phiz [Hablot K. Browne]. --- Bound in tan half calf over marbled red/gold/blue paper and with elaborate decorations and titling stamped in gilt on spine. With five raised back bands. Endpapers in the same marbled papers as on covers. All edges in very bright gilt. This volume undated, but likely published c1860s-1870s. --- An exceptional copy of this classic. With previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down and some chafing to points, rubbed back cover paper, and light edgewear. Overall, an attractive addition to the Dickens collector's bookshelf. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi, 625 pages 
Price: 117.00 USD
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The Adventures of Oliver Twist, DICKENS, Charles
21 DICKENS, Charles The Adventures of Oliver Twist
81016 New York The Heritage Press 1939 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
A handsome edition of the second novel by Charles Dickens, which is set in the criminal world of London. Illustrated on 8 color plates and in black & white at chapter heads by Barnett Freedman and with an introduction by John T. Winterich. Sandglass flyer is not present. --- In full pale grey cloth-covered boards with maroon decorations on covers & spine, bright gilt spine title oval, and maroon topstain. 1939 date appears on copyright page, but likely published c.1950s-70s. Volume protected in maroon paper-covered slipcase; lacks the glassine wrapper. --- An about Fine copy: clean, firm, bright and lacking apparent damages. Slipcase also very nice, though with slight rubbing.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 431 pages 
Price: 34.00 USD
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The Dickens Story Teller: Choice Stories from Dickens' Household Words, DICKENS, Charles
22 DICKENS, Charles The Dickens Story Teller: Choice Stories from Dickens' Household Words
77081 Chicago M. A. Donohue & Company (c1890s-1910s) Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
A collection of 10 stories by Mr. Dickens. Offered in a handsome binding, but with very browned, brittle interior leaves. In half burgundy leather with 4 raised spine bands and gilt-stamped titling and lines on covers & spine. Undated, but likely published c1890s-1910s. --- Covers with minor chafing at edges; previous owner's rubberstamping on front free endpaper, and the browned, brittle interior. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 351 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, DICKENS, Charles
23 DICKENS, Charles The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit
76238 London Chapman and Hall [1860s-1870s] Half-Leather Very Good with no dust jacket 
A striking, elegant edition of the sixth novel by Charles Dickens (1812-1870), first published serially in 1843. 'Martin Chuzzlewit' did not achieve the high level of popularity of some of Mr. Dickens's other works, but it was considered by him to be his best work. Issued as part of publisher's Dickens's Works series. With 38 illustrations by 'Phiz' [Hablot Knight Browne]. --- Bound in tan half calf over marbled red/gold/blue paper and with elaborate decorations and titling stamped in gilt on spine. With five raised back bands. Endpapers in the same marbled papers as on covers. All edges in very bright gilt. This volume undated, but likely published c1860s-1870s. --- An exceptional copy of this classic. With previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down and some chafing to cover edges. Textblock is firm and lacks interior markings. Overall, this volume would make for a nice addition to the Dickens collector's shelf. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xiv, 624 pages 
Price: 117.00 USD
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The Short Stories of Charles Dickens, DICKENS, Charles
24 DICKENS, Charles The Short Stories of Charles Dickens
77488 Norwalk, Connecticut The Easton Press 1978 Full-Leather Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A collection of 16 short stories by Mr. Dickens, selected and introduced by Walter Allen. With illustrations by Edward Ardizzone and a preface by the publisher. Includes a specially commissioned frontis portrait of Charles Dickens by Jeff Cornell. Issued as part of the publisher's Collector's Edition series: The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written. --- Bound in full brown leather covers with elaborate gilt decorations stamped on covers and spine. Titling stamped on spine in gilt, with three raised bands. All edges also in gilt. Green silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- With sunned moire endpaper edges and a few blemishes to front cover; else a clean, bright, unmarked copy. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xx, 423 pages 
Price: 32.50 USD
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Hard Times for these times, DICKENS, Charles (author); SCOLLINS, Richard (illustrations)
25 DICKENS, Charles (author); SCOLLINS, Richard (illustrations) Hard Times for these times
76761 Barre, Massachusetts Imprint Society 1972 0876360312 / 9780876360316 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Illustrator
'Hard Times' has been described as a masterpiece and is the shortest major work by Dickens. It was first published in 1854. This deluxe modern reprint edition in slipcase features illustrations (and is signed on limitation page by) Richard Scollins. Number 1813 of a limited edition of 1950 copies. Includes an introduction by Monica Dickens. --- In black leather backed paper-covered boards with Scollins illustrations on front and back. Gilt-stamped titling on spine. Publisher's purple topstain. Slipcase covered in purple papers with the same illustrations as on boards; titling printed on back. --- Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down and w/light chafing to leather spine, else a firm, clean, unmarked copy lacking additional apparent damages. Slipcase with small tears and light rubbing, is otherwise nice. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xviii, 218 pages; Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 34.50 USD
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Sister Carrie, DREISER, Theodore
26 DREISER, Theodore Sister Carrie
77433 New York The Heritage Press 1939 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
A deluxe reprint edition of the author's portrait of a beautiful young girl from a small town who learns to adapt to the ways of the big city. Illustrated by Reginald Marsh and with an introduction by Burton Rascoe. --- Bound in full tweedy brown & beige cloth-covered boards with illustration on cover and titling on spine, both in black. Volume housed in black paper-covered slipcase, and with glassine wrapper. Publisher's Sandglass flyer laid in. --- Previous owner's signature with date, otherwise a bright, clean, firm copy lacking additional damages. Structurally sound slipcase with chafing and rubbing. Glassine wrapper has yellowed and with some small tears. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); The Heritage Press; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xii, 387 pages 
Price: 21.50 USD
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Sister Carrie, DREISER, Theodore
27 DREISER, Theodore Sister Carrie
77898 New York The Heritage Press 1967 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
A deluxe reprint edition of the author's portrait of a beautiful young girl from a small town who learns to adapt to the ways of the big city. Illustrated by Reginald Marsh and with an introduction by Burton Rascoe. --- Bound in pale yellow cloth-covered boards with blue and green floral illustrations on covers and titling in gilt on blue spine block. Volume housed in tan paper-covered slipcase. Publisher's Sandglass flyer laid in (Norwalk, no. VI-R: 43). --- A bright, clean, firm copy lacking apparent damages. Structurally sound slipcase with just a hint of soiling. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.) ; The Heritage Press; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xii, 387 pages 
Price: 21.50 USD
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Anna Hastings: The Story of a Washington Newspaperperson! A.H., DRURY, Allen
28 DRURY, Allen Anna Hastings: The Story of a Washington Newspaperperson! A.H.
76014 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1977 First Edition Leather Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition (precedes the William Morrow trade edition). Attractively produced copy of author's novel centered around a female newsperson in Washington, D.C. Illustrated by Uldis Klavins. --- In rich burgundy full leather covers with gilt ornamentation stamped on front, back and spine; three raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior with maroon silk moire endpapers with matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. Issued as part of the publisher's First Edition Society series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- A firm, unmarked copy but with rubbing to gilding on top edge, some light scratches to spine area & textblock gilding, and a few interior leaves w/foxing.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages 
Price: 24.00 USD
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Decision (Signed First Edition), DRURY, Allen
29 DRURY, Allen Decision (Signed First Edition)
75299 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1983 Leather Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Stated First Edition. Signed by author on fly page. Attractively produced copy of author's novel centered around the United States Supreme Court. In rich green full leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; four raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior published on rich papers and with faux marbled endpapers; with green satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. Includes laid in publisher's letter, specific to this title. --- Illustrated by Malcolm Liepke. A bright, sharp, clean, unmarked copy but with sm. scratch on front cover. This handsome edition would make a fine addition to anyone's bookshelf, issued as part of Franklin's Signed First Edition series. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 486 pages 
Price: 33.50 USD
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Three Plays: Medea, Hippolytus, and the Bacchae (Limited Editions Club Series 35, #7), EURIPEDES
30 EURIPEDES Three Plays: Medea, Hippolytus, and the Bacchae (Limited Editions Club Series 35, #7)
78180 London The Limited Editions Club 1967 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
This deluxe reprint edition in slipcase features three tragedies from the B.C. era by the esteemed Athenian poet. With a new translation and introduction by Philip Vellacott and illustrated by Michael Ayrton. --- Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club at the Curwen Press in London. Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Signed on rear colophon page by Michael Ayrton. --- Bound in terra-cotta textured paper backed in natural canvas; gilt-stamped titling on terra-cotta spine block. Volume housed in brown paper-covered slipcase with titling on end label. LEC monthly letter & prospectus laid in. Glassine wrap not present. Number 7 in LEC Series 35. --- With a soiled spot to page 184 and with rubbing to spine ends. Covers with minor soiling, else a bright, firm and unmarked copy. Slipcase with rubbing & some discoloration, otherwise in good shape and structurally sound. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); 4to 11" - 13" tall; xx, 186 pages 
Price: 55.00 USD
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So Big, FERBER, Edna
31 FERBER, Edna So Big
78576 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
A very handsome edition of the author's much-admired novel which tells the story of Selina Peake De Jong and her son Dirk. First published in 1924 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1925. With illustrations by Howard Rogers. --- In full brown bonded leather with four raised bands on spine. With elaborate gilt decorations on both covers and on spine; titling on spine in gilt, and all edges also in gilt. Interior leaves of high-quality paper. Red silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. --- A bright, firm, clean copy lacking apparent damages.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 325 pages 
Price: 43.50 USD
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The Holy Cross and Other Tales, FIELD, Eugene
32 FIELD, Eugene The Holy Cross and Other Tales
81070 Cambridge [Massachusetts] Stone & Kimball 1894 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Stated Second Edition, January 1894. Eleven tales by Eugene Field (1850-1895), known as "The Poet of Childhood", in a deluxe, compact binding. --- In dark navy cloth embellished with elaborate gilt and silver decorations and titling to front, back and spine, top edge gilt. With attractive engraved decorations to title page and at first letter of each story. Textblock fore-edges and lower edges untrimmed. --- A clean, firm copy though with prior owner's markings and sticker to front free endpaper and a little wear to cover edges.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 191 pages 
Price: 28.00 USD
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The Great Gatsby (Limited edition, signed by illustrator), FITZGERALD, F. Scott (author); MEYER, Fred (illustrator)
33 FITZGERALD, F. Scott (author); MEYER, Fred (illustrator) The Great Gatsby (Limited edition, signed by illustrator)
80200 [New York] The Limited Editions Club 1980 Hardcover Fine Signed by Illustrator
A handsome, striking reprint edition of this famed 'jazz age' novel (first published in 1925), with 14 color gouache illustrations by Fred Meyer and an introduction by Charles Scribner III. Number 509 of a limited edition of 2,000 copies, signed by Mr. Meyer on the limitation page at rear of volume. --- In the original full grey buckram boards with striking wrap-around depiction of a Rolls-Royce in black and bright silver artwork on covers; titling in silver on spine. Volume protected in dark brown paper-covered slipcase, with LEC monthly letter which offers detailed information about this specific work. Number five in the 45th series offered by the Limited Editions Club. (Original glassine wrapper not present.) --- About Near Fine, with a bright, clean, unmarked interior; exterior is bright but with slight yellowing to the spine. Sturdy slipcase has a strip of sunning to front and back near opening and a little rubbing.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xix, 171 pages; Signed by Illustrator 
Price: 385.00 USD
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Journey in the Dark, FLAVIN, Martin
34 FLAVIN, Martin Journey in the Dark
78283 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
A handsome edition of the author's novel which tells the story of life of Sam Braden, who wanted, and got, much from his life. First published in 1943 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1944, also named the 1943-44 Harper Prize Novel. With illustrations by Charles Hamrick. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. --- In full dark red bonded leather with four raised bands on spine. With elaborate gilt decorations on both covers and on spine; titling on spine in gilt, and all edges also in gilt. Interior leaves of high-quality paper. Orange silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy in excellent condition but with a little chafed spot & slight bump to upper cover corner.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 456 pages 
Price: 37.50 USD
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The Major Works of Sigmund Freud: Volumes I, II and III (The Great Books of the Western World), FREUD, Sigmund
35 FREUD, Sigmund The Major Works of Sigmund Freud: Volumes I, II and III (The Great Books of the Western World)
81078 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1981 Leather Near Fine 
A deluxe bonded leather set presenting the major writings of the legendary psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). Each volume with a photographic portrait of Freud at various stages of his life. Each volume also with a section of black & white photos by Edmund Engleman, depicting Freud's apartments in Vienna. --- Issued as an entry in the publisher's The Great Books of the Western World series, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of their original publication by Encyclpaedia Britannica. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full red-orange leather covers with three raised bands on each spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spine, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Pale orange silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmarks. Volumes lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A Near Fine set with a hint of spine sunning, otherwise lacking damages or evidence of having been read. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); (32), 683, (32), 536, (32), 576 pages 
Price: 275.00 USD
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In This Our Life, GLASGOW, Ellen
36 GLASGOW, Ellen In This Our Life
75404 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Hardcover Near Fine 
With illustrations by Walter Rane. A handsome edition, in full green leather with four raised bands on spine. With elaborate gilt decorations on both covers and on spine; titling on spine in gilt, and all edges also in gilt. Interior leaves of high-quality paper. Green silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy in excellent condition but with a little rubbing on fore-edge, sm. rubbed spot on cover, and lower edges w/a bit of whitish soiling. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A very handsome edition of the author's novel which was made into a movie by John Huston and starring Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. First published in 1941 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1942.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 449 pages 
Price: 39.50 USD
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The History of Western Science 1543-2001, Gribbin, John
37 Gribbin, John The History of Western Science 1543-2001
72152 London The Folio Society 2006 Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
Gorgeous volume traces the people and their discoveries. In decorative light blue and gilt design front & rear covers. Top edge bright gilt. Interior liberally dotted with pictures, is clean, bright & unmarked. Slipcase in generally good shape, but with small corner tears. [Any reference to dust jacket refers to this volume's slipcase. ]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Poetical Works of Bret Harte: Complete Edition, HARTE, Bret
38 HARTE, Bret The Poetical Works of Bret Harte: Complete Edition
75233 New York James R. Osgood and Company 1872 Hardcover Poor with no dust jacket 
An ornate, though damaged, edition of Bret Harte's poetry. An early printing of work which first appeared in 1871. In full green cloth-covered beveled-edge boards with decorations and titling in bright gilt on cover and spine. All edges gilt. Illustrated with numerous unattributed b&w engravings. Each page framed with red line. --- Split at mid-volume, but textblock halves still attached to covers. Some pages loose or detached. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 333 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Twice-Told Tales (Limited Editions Club Series 35, #2), HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel.
39 HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. Twice-Told Tales (Limited Editions Club Series 35, #2)
78092 New York The Limited Editions Club 1966 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
24 short stories by the master American storyteller Nathaniel Hawthorne, in a special limited edition. Selected and introduced by Wallace Stegner, and with illustrations by Valenti Angelo. --- Printed for members of The Limited Editions Club by The Stinehour Press of Lunenburg, Vermont. Number 553 of a limited edition of 1500 copies. Signed on rear colophon page by Valenti Angelo. --- Boards covered in light blue cloth, with gilt-stamped titling on maroon leather spine label & maroon topstain. Volume protected in light blue paper-covered slipcase, no glassine wrap is present. Number 2 in LEC Series 35 [per Newman & Wiche 388]. --- Previous owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down and with a bit of yellowing to spine, else a bright, firm, clean copy. Slipcase with sunning (especially at edges), separation inner board from outer & a couple of abrasions, otherwise in good shape and structurally sound. (Any reference to dust jacket is meant to describe the slipcase.); 4to 11" - 13" tall; xv, 411 pages 
Price: 44.50 USD
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A Bell for Adano, HERSEY, John
40 HERSEY, John A Bell for Adano
76546 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1978 Leather Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
1978 edition. Beautifully produced copy of author's heartwarming 1944 novel set in Sicily during the latter stages of World War II, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1945. With illustrations by John Thompson. --- In full red leather covers with elaborate gilt ornamentation on front, back and spine; three raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. Interior published on rich papers and with pink silk moire endpapers and matching satin ribbon bookmark sewn in. Issued as part of the publisher's Pulitzer Prize-winners series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- With scratches and loss of textblock gilding, a tiny nick to a spine band, 2 faint red marks on front fly page and with 3 discolored spots on back cover; otherwise a bright, clean, firm copy without additional apparent damages. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued).; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 335 pages 
Price: 32.00 USD
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