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The Comic History of Rome

By: A' Beckett, Gilbert Abbott

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew & Co.: N.D.

Edition: Reprint. First Edition

Seller ID: 26957

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Expertly rebacked in half-leather over marbled boards, original spine laid down in six compartments, gilt lettering in two compartments, intricate gilt tooling in remainder. Illustrated with ten hand-colored steel engravings and 98 in-text woodcuts by John Leech. nd (c. 1870). "One of the wittiest writers of the day" (Allibone, 152), writer Becket worked with illustrator Leech on the staff of the poplar and influential humor magazine "Punch." Leech’s "humor is as keen, his sense of fun as marked [as George Cruikshank’s] [Leech’s pictures] are of the most graphic a... View more info

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The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One)

By: A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott

Price: $650.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew, & Co.: N.D.

Edition: Reprint. 1

Seller ID: 16767

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Beautifully bound in burgundy half leather over marbled boards by Henry Young and Sons, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, elaborate gilt tooling in the remainder, gilt borders on covers, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. nd (c. 1864). Profusely illustrated with 20 hand-colored etchings and 200 woodcuts by John Leech. Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811 – 1856) was an English humorist, lawyer and writer. He was born in London, the son of a lawyer, and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket. He was educated at Westmins... View more info

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The Comic History of England: with Twenty Coloured Etchings, and Two Hundred Woodcuts by John Leech (Two Volumes bound in One)

By: A'Beckett, Gilbert Abbott

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, Bradbury, Agnew, & Co.: N.D.

Edition: Reprint. 1

Seller ID: 26956

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Beautifully bound in burgundy half leather over marbled boards, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, elaborate gilt tooling in the remainder, blind-stamped borders on covers, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. nd (c. 1864). Profusely illustrated with 20 colored etchings and 200 woodcuts by John Leech. Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811-1856) was an English humorist, lawyer and writer. He was born in London and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas Becket. He was educated at Westminster School and was called to the bar at Gray's... View more info

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The Oresteia

By: Aeschylus

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1979

Edition: Collector's Edition. 1

Seller ID: 18789

Condition: Fine 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 and borders on covers, a.e.g., silk moire endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound. Translated from the Greek by E. D. A. Morshead. Illustrated with B&W plates by Michael Ayrton. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. FINE.. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. B&W Illustrations. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xviii, (i), 177 pp View more info

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Getting Up and Going Home

By: Anderson, Robert

Price: $40.00

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

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 14224

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Limited First Edition. Full brown leather, spine in four 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 Simon & Schuster (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

A Memoir of the Life of Peter the Great

By: Anonymous (Sir John Barrow)

Price: $80.00

Publisher: London, John Murray and Thomas Tegg: N.D.

Edition: Fifth Edition. 1

Seller ID: 15917

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Full calf, spine in six compartments, gilt lettering on burgundy label in one compartment, intricate gilt tooling in the remainder, gilt borders on covers, marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece of Peter the Great. nd (c. 1850). An extremely handsome binding. . Hinges professionally reinforced, a portion of upper board lightly sunned, else unmarked, tight, square, supple and clean. VERY GOOD. . Portrait Frontispiece. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. xvi, 366 pp View more info

The Birds and The Frogs

By: Aristophanes

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1979

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 23856

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


Publisher's full dark green leather, decorated with 22kt gilt, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in three compartments, gilt tooling (Frogs and Birds) in remainder, intricate gilt decoration on both covers, a.e.g., green moire silk endpapers, printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smythe sewn, with concealed muslin joints. The Birds has two-tone illustrations by Marian Parry and an introduction by Dudley Fitts. The Frogs is introduced by Gilbert Seldes and has wood-engravings by John Austen. . The volume is in almost perfect condition, th... View more info

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Politics & Poetics

By: Aristotle

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, The Easton Press: 1979

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 23831

Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued


Full dark green leather, spine in five compartments separated by four raised bands, gilt lettering or decoration in each compartment, elaborate gilt decoration and borders on both covers, Moire silk endpapers, AEG, printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marked bound in, Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. Illustrated with fifteen full-page portraits by Leonard Baskin and color frontispiece portrait of Aristotle. Introduction by Horace M. Kallen. Translated by Benjamin Jowett and S. H. Butcher. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmar... View more info

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Politics & Poetics

By: Aristotle

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, The Easton Press: 1979

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 27450

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Publisher's full dark green leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering or decoration in each compartment, elaborate gilt decoration and borders on both covers, Moire silk endpapers, a.e.g., printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marked bound in, Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. Illustrated with fifteen full-page portraits by Leonard Baskin and color frontispiece portrait of Aristotle. Introduction by Horace M. Kallen. Translated by Benjamin Jowett and S. H. Butcher. . Former owner's embossed seal on title page... View more info

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The Last Legends of Earth

By: Attanasio, A. A.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1989

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24864

Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued


First Edition (stated), signed by A. A. Attanasio. Publisher's full black leather, spine in four compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt decoration on covers, all edges gilt, moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smyth-sewn with concealed muslin joints. Illustrated with color frontispiece by Pat Morrissey. Introduction by James Gunn. Alfred Angelo Attanasio (born 1951), is an author of fantasy and science fiction. His science-fiction novel Radix was nominated for the 1981 Nebula Award for Best Novel and was f... View more info

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Rogues in Porcelain: A Miscellany of Eighteenth Century Poems

By: Austen, John

Price: $700.00

Publisher: London, Chapman & Hall, Ltd.: 1924

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 19773

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Magnificent inlaid binding by Riviere and Son, with their stamp on the front turn-in. Full green crushed morocco with a leather inlay in seven different colors of leather. Spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling and borders in the remainder, gilt ruled borders with gilt devices at each corner on covers, color illustrated endpapers which are matched in the doublures, gilt borders and devices on each turn-in, a.e.g. Illustrated with bright color plates, as well as numerous head and tail-pieces in full color by John Austen, after the... View more info

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Peter Pan

By: Barrie, Sir James M.

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition Thus. First Printing

Seller ID: 27452

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Publisher's full green leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt lettering and borders on cover with inlaid red leather and gilt medallion of Peter Pan, gilt borders on rear cover, a.e.g., moire silk endpapers, printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smyth sewn, and with concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. Illustrated with color plates by Flora White, and B&W plates by Francis D. BedfordFirst published in 1911 as "Peter and Wendy," the original title of t... View more info

The Red and the Black

By: Beyle, Marie-Henri (Stendhal)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1975

Edition: Limited Edition. 1

Seller ID: 18407

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Full red leather, spine in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering or decoration in each compartment, intricate gilt decoration on both covers, a. e. g., yellow moire silk endpapers, printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smyth sewn, and with concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. Illustrated with full-page full plates by Rafaello Busoni. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean. AS NEW. . The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Color Illustrations. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 450 p... View more info

The Red and the Black

By: Beyle, Marie-Henri (Stendhal)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1975

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 23850

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Full red leather, spine in four compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, intricate gilt decoration on both covers, a.e.g., black moire silk endpapers, printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smyth sewn, and with concealed muslin joints to ensure the highest quality binding. Illustrated with full-page monochrome (red) plates by Rafaello Busoni. Translated by C. K. Scott-Moncrieff. Introduction by Hamilton Basso. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square, and clean. AS N... View more info

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Commentaries on the Laws of England (Four Volumes, Complete)

By: Blackstone, William

Price: $12,000.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1766-1769

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 5489

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1766-1769. Four volumes uniformly bound in half calf over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by gilt borders, gilt titles and decoration on red and black labels in two compartments, volume numbers, gilt, in gilt borders in one compartment. Marbled endpapers. (iv), iv, 485, (i); (viii), 520, xix; viii, 455, xxvii; viii, 436, vii, (40) pp. Illustrated with two copperplate tables, Table of Consanguinity and fold-out Table of Descents in Volume Two. Blackstone’s Commentaries are "a monument of the Anglo-American legal and political system an... View more info

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Selections from the Writings of William Blake

By: Blake, William

Price: $130.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner: 1893

Edition: First Edition. 1

Seller ID: 1966

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Original full Vellum binding with title in red and medallion in black on cover, and titles in red and black on spine, t.e.g., others deckle. Frontispiece is original engraved plate, "The Sons of God Appearing Before the Lord." Introductory Essay by Laurence Housman. Printed by Ballantyne, Hanson & Co., Edinburgh and London. . The Vellum is, as usual, beginning to bow. A beautiful little volume. VERY GOOD+.. Steel engraving. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. xxxii, 259, (1) pp View more info

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The Decameron of Boccaccio

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Bibliophilist Society: N.D.

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 22736

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Publisher's full black cloth, white lettering on spine, foredge deckle, top edge red, B&W frontispiece . Spine sunned and moderately worn, ex-libris and personal note on fep, hinges sprung, else good. FAIR. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 307 pp View more info

The Decameron The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence and Conversation

By: Boccaccio, John

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, The Easton Press: 1980

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 23851

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Full dark red leather, spine in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, elaborate gilt decoration and borders on both covers, red moire silk endpapers, a.e.g., printed on archival paper, silk ribbon marked bound in, Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. Translated into English anno. 1620, with an Introduction by Edward Hutton and illustrated with B&W woodcut engravings in the Renaissance manner by Fritz Kredel. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square, and clean. AS NEW. . The 10... View more info

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The Martian Chronicles

By: Bradbury, Ray

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1989

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 24868

Condition: Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Signed by Ray Bradbury. Publisher's full maroon leather, spine in four compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt lettering and decoration on cover, all edges gilt, printed endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in, Smyth-sewn with concealed muslin joints. Illustrated in color and B&W by Joseph Mugnaini. Introduction by Damon Knight. Collector's Notes laid in.. The former owner's special Easton Press "Masterpieces of Science Fiction" bookplate is tipped-in on the fep, otherwise this is a pristine copy, unmarked, unread, ... View more info

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Wuthering Heights

By: Bronte, Emily

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1980

Edition: Collector's Edition. First Printing

Seller ID: 18583

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Publisher's full blue leather, spine in four compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in one compartment, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt tooling on covers, a.e.g., moire silk endpapers, silk ribbon marker bound in. Illustrated with lithographs by Barnett Freedman. . The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW.. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Series. Lithographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xxx, (i), 331 pp View more info