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The Rural and Domestic Life of Germany: With Characteristic Sketches of Its Cities and Scenery, Collected in a General Tour, and During a Residence in the Country in the Years 1840,41 and 42.

By: Howitt, William

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans: 1842

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 15898

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Publisher's full brown calf, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering on dark green leather label in one compartment, gilt tooling in remainder, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Illustrated with over 50 B&W drawings by G. F. Sargent. William Howitt (1792-1879), was a prolific English writer on history and other subjects. William and his wife Mary also owned a school still used today; Howitt Primary School in Heanor, Derbyshire. In 1840 they went to Heidelberg, primarily for the education of their children, remaining in Germany for two years. In 1841 William... View more info

Three Plays: An Enemy of the People; The Wild Duck; Hedda Gabler

By: Ibsen, Henrik

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1979

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 18441

Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued


Publisher's full blue leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, gilt borders and decoration in the remainder, intricate gilt decoration on covers, a.e.g., salmon moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marked bound in, printed on acid free paper. Illustrated with color frontispiece and numerous drawings by Fredrik Matheson. Introduction by John Gassner. Translations revised by William Archer.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unread, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Color Pl... View more info

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The Portrait of a Lady

By: James, Henry

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, Easton Press: 1978

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 27476

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Publisher's full red leather, decorated with 22kt gilt, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, intricate gilt decoration on both covers, a.e.g., moire silk endpapers, printed on acid-free archival paper, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smythe sewn, with concealed muslin joints. Illustrated with color plates by Colleen Browning.. Former owner's embossed seal on title page and printed bookplate on reverse of ffep, otherwise the volume is in perfect, pristine condition; unread, unmarked, tight, square and clean. NEAR FINE.... View more info

Whistle

By: Jones, James

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1978

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 14228

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Limited First Edition. Full brown leather, spine in three compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration in each compartment, gilt decoration and borders on covers, moire silk endpapers, all edges gilt, silk ribbon marker. This limited first edition was published by special arrangement with Delacorte Press (the publisher of the first trade edition) exclusively for the members of The First Edition Society. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. The First Edition Society Series. Color Illustrations. 8vo 8"... View more info

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The Poems of John Keats

By: Keats, John

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1980

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 18588

Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued


Publisher's full red leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, gilt tooling in remainder, a.e.g., moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in. Selected, edited, and introduced by Aileen Ward. Illustrated with B&W and color drawings by David Gentleman. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. B&W and Color Illustrations. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xxii, (ii), 337 pp View more info

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The Poems of John Keats

By: Keats, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1980

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 27472

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


Publisher's full red leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, gilt tooling in remainder, a.e.g., moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in, concealed muslin joints. Selected, edited, and introduced by Aileen Ward. Illustrated with B&W and color drawings by David Gentleman. . Former owner's embossed seal on title page, front cover very lightly rubbed, otherwise the volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. VERG GOOD.. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. B&W and Color Illustratio... View more info

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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald: The Text of the First Edition

By: Khayyam, Omar

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1976

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 18853

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Publisher's full burgundy leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, gilt tooling on covers, top and bottom edges gilt, pages uncut, moiré silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in. Rendered in English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. Illustrated with fabulous color plates by Arthur Szyk. . The volume is in excellent condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. Former owner's bookplate on ffep, else fine. NEAR FINE. . The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Color Plates. 4to 11" - 13" tall. Unpaginated pp View more info

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RUBAIYAT OF OMAR KHAYYAM

By: Khayyam, Omar

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1976

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 23905

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Publisher's full dark blue leather accented in 22kt gold, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, Gilt lettering in one compartment, gilt borders separating remainder, printed on archival paper, a.e.g., orange moire silk endpapers, satin ribbon marker bound in, Smythe sewn, concealed joints. Illustrated with color drawings byArthur Szyk and rendered in English verse by Edward Fitzgerald. . he volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unread, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW. . The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Color drawings. Small 4to 9" - 11" t... View more info

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The Astronomer-Poet of Persia Rendered into English Verse by Edward FitzGerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder

By: Khayyam, Omar; Edward Fitzgerald (trans)

Price: $18,000.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin & Company: 1884

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 1423

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket, as issued


First, Limited Edition of 100 copies, of which this is No. 22, signed by Vedder, with ornamental title page and 56 magnificent full-page Illustrations. Bound in original brown flat-weave cloth over beveled boards; front cover with gilt lettering, dark brown-stamped ruled borders, symbolist design of vase, vine, swirl and stars, spine with gilt lettering and dark brown-stamped ruled borders and ornaments; gilt and dark brown embossed stamp on front cover, lower right 'V' ; slate coated endpapers; t.e.g., others untrimmed. Elephant Folio. Signed by Vedder on Limitation Page. In the ten months f... View more info

The Water Babies

By: Kingsley, Charles

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1986

Edition: Special Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 27484

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Publisher's full blue leather accented in 22kt gold, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt lettering, borders, and green and gilt medallion on cover, printed on acid-free archival paper, a.e.g., moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon page marker bound in, Smythe sewn, concealed muslin joints. Illustrated with full-color plates, and B&W in-text drawings and head and tail-pieces by Jessie Wilcox Smith. Preface by Patricia Barrett Perkins. . Former owner's embossed seal on title page, otherwise the volume is in perfec... View more info

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The Jungle Books

By: Kipling, Rudyard

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1980

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 18609

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Full green leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt tooling on covers, a.e.g., moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated with B&W drawings by David Gentleman. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Drawings. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xiv, (iii), 383 pp View more info

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Jefferson and Madison

By: Koch, Adrienne

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Birmingham, AL, Palladium Press: 2003

Edition: Special Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 14413

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Publisher's full red leather, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering or decoration in compartments, gilt decoration on cover, a.e.g., marbled endpapers. Introduction by Wayne LaPierre. "This special edition has been privately printed for members of The Library of American Freedoms. Film was prepared from an original 1950 edition. The book was printed and bound by Quebecor World. Binding leathers are furnished by the Cromwell Leather Company. Endleaves are heavy marbled paper. Edges are gilded and spines are brass-die stamped in 22-karat gold. Cover stam... View more info

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Le Deche di T. Livio Padovano delle Historie Romane Tradotte nella lingua Toscana da M. Jacopo Nardi, Cittadino Fiorentino (Two Volumes - Complete)

By: Livy (Titus Livius); Jacopo Nardi (trans)

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: Venice, Bernardo Giunti: 1586

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 6678

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Two volumes, bound in 20th century full brown leather, spines in five compartments with gilt lettering in two and gilt decoration in the remaining three, gilt decoration and medallions on all boards. An extremely rare edition of the Decades of Livy translated into the vernacular Tuscan by Jacopo Nardi (1473-1563) of Florence and published in Venice in 1586, beautifully rebound in very elegant full leather. First published in 1540, this revised edition of 1586 includes an index of the Decades, a table of the Kings and Consuls of Rome, an index of Tuscan words used by the translator, and final... View more info

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Ancient Spanish Ballads; Historical and Romantic.

By: Lockhart, J. G.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1842

Edition: Second Revised Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 19843

Condition: Very Good with No dust jacket as issued


Publisher's full brown morocco with embossed gilt emblem and ornamental floral border on both covers, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one panel, gilt tooling in remainder, elaborate gilt dentelles, a.e.g., white moire silk endpapers. Illustrated with five chromolithographs (title page, frontis and sections titles) and B&W engravings by William Allan, David Roberts, William Simson, Henry Warren, C. E. Aubrey, and William Harvey. Colored borders and vignettes are by Owen Jones.. Binding is lightly rubbed on surfaces and extremities, white silk endpapers a... View more info

The Sea-Wolf

By: London, Jack

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1979

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 23843

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Publisher's full burgundy leather, decorated with 22kt gilt, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, gilt tooling in remainder, intricate gilt decoration on both covers, a.e.g., light brown moire silk endpapers, printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smythe sewn, with concealed muslin joints. Illustrated with color plates and B&W line drwaings by Fletcher Martin. Introduction by Edmund Gilligan.. The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square, and clean. AS NEW. . The 100 Greatest Books Ever Writ... View more info

The Prince

By: Machiavelli, Niccolo

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1980

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 27483

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Publisher's full brown leather accented in 22kt gold, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, gilt tooling in remainder, printed on acid-free archival paper, a.e.g., moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon page marker bound in, Smythe sewn, concealed muslin joints. Translated from the Italian by Hill Thompson, with a preface by Irwin Edman. Color frontispiece portrait of Machiavelli.. Former owner's embossed seal on title page, otherwise the volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. NEAR FINE. . Color Fro... View more info

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The Poems of Ossian (Two Volumes-Complete)

By: MacPherson, James, Esq.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: London, A. Strahan and T. Cadell: 1790

Edition: First Edition Thus. 1

Seller ID: 528

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Bound in contemporary full leather, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt lettering in two compartments on red panels, gilt decoration in other compartments, gilt borders on covers, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. In 1760, James MacPherson (1736-96), published "Fingal, an Ancient Epic Poem" his first translation of an ancient Gaelic poem composed by the warrior/poet Ossian a thousand years before. Praised by Schiller, quoted at length by Goethe, and beloved by Napoleon, a complete translation of the works of Ossian followed quickly upon the heels of its predece... View more info

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The Group

By: McCarthy, Mary

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, PA, The Franklin Library: 1978

Edition: Limited Edition. First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 12755

Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued


Signed by Mary McCarthy. Publisher's full red leather, spine in four compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, gilt decoration and borders on covers, a.e.g., moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in. "Notes From the Editors" pamphlet laid in. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. Signed Limited Editions from the Franklin Library Series. B&W Illustrations. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. xx, 416 pp. Signed by Author View more info

Moby Dick; or, The Whale

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 26193

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Full black leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt lettering and tooling on covers, a.e.g., moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in. B&W and color illustrations by Boardman Robinson. Introduction by Clifton Fadiman. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. B&W and Color Illustrations. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xxii, 615 pp View more info

Moby Dick; or, The Whale

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1977

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 27478

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Publisher's full black leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt lettering, borders, and tooling on covers, a.e.g., moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in. B&W and color illustrations by Boardman Robinson. Introduction by Clifton Fadiman.. Former owner's embossed seal on title page and printed bookplate on reverse of ffep, otherwise the volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. NEAR FINE.. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. B&W and Color Illu... View more info