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...<b> The Flitch of Bacon or The Custom of Dunmow  </b><br>, Ainsworth, William Harrison
1 Ainsworth, William Harrison ... The Flitch of Bacon or The Custom of Dunmow

Glasgow, Manchester and New York: George Routledge & Sons, No date but gift inscription of 1902.
 Hardcover. Illustrations by Sir John Gilbert.
Quarter red Morocco to red boards. Spine title in gilt, Marbled endpages, top edge gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Tissue-guarded frontispiece with additional plates. 8.75 inches tall, 290 pages

William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 – 1882) was an English historical novelist born in Manchester. He trained as a lawyer, but the legal profession held no attraction for him.

Price: 45.00 USD

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...<b>Brigitta</b>, Auerbach, Berthold
2 Auerbach, Berthold ...Brigitta
Boston: Ginn and Co., 1898. Hardcover.
Burgundy cloth over boards with title in gilt on spine. No DJ. 5 x 7 1/2. 134 pages.
Text in German with notes and Introduction in English by J. Howard Gore. Bindings tight and square. Noticed a few small pencil marks.
This was a text to instruct in reading German for an English speaking person.
Three colored stamps and previous owner's name on front endpages.

Price: 15.00 USD

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...<b>Balzac's Works Six Volumes [Lacking volume 3]</b>, Balzac, Honoré de
3 Balzac, Honoré de ...Balzac's Works Six Volumes [Lacking volume 3]
New York: The Century Company, 1906. Hardcover.
[Lacking volume 3] of a seven volume set.
Green cloth with leather paste-on spine titles in gilt. Bindings square and tight. Minimal edge wear.
Appear unread. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. Minor spine soiling. Volume 2 has small nick top spine label.

Price: 50.00 USD

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...<b> The Decameron </b><br>, Boccaccio, Giovanni; John Payne, Translation
4 Boccaccio, Giovanni; John Payne, Translation ... The Decameron

New York: The Rhodes Press [no date circa 1940] Stiff Wraps.
 16mo 830 pages.
A collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The book is structured as a frame story containing 100 tales told by a group of seven young women and three young men sheltering in a secluded villa just outside Florence to escape the Black Death.

Stiff cloth covered wraps; Bindings tight and square. Text clean, heavy age-toning. Moderate handling wear.
Price: 14.95 USD

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...<b>Doctor Johns: Being a Narrative of Certain Events in the Life of an Orthodox Minister in Connecticut. Two Volumes [Complete]</b>, By the Author of My Farm of Edgewood [Donald C. Mitchell]
5 By the Author of My Farm of Edgewood [Donald C. Mitchell] ...Doctor Johns: Being a Narrative of Certain Events in the Life of an Orthodox Minister in Connecticut. Two Volumes [Complete]
New York: Charles Scribner and Company, 1866. First Edition Hardcover.
Green cloth covered boards with stamped gilt spine titles Bindings square, hinges solid. Moderate shelf wear, Top spine bands pulled on both. On laid paper, toning, clean text.
7.5 inches tall. 300 and 295 pages.
Donald Grant Mitchell (1822-1908) was an essayist and novelist who often wrote under the pseudonym "Ik Marvel". This publication is a work of fiction.

Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b>Lectures on Natural History: Its Relations to Intellect, Taste, Wealth, and Religion  </b><br>, Chadbourne, P. A. [Paul Ansel]
6 Chadbourne, P. A. [Paul Ansel] ...Lectures on Natural History: Its Relations to Intellect, Taste, Wealth, and Religion

New York: A.S. Barnes & Burr, 1860.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 160 pages, 7.5 inches tall.
The author an American educator and naturalist who served as President of University of Wisconsin was also Professor of Natural History at Williams College and Professor of Natural History and Chemistry at Bowdion College.

His premise in these lectures is to show that natural history should not be judged by the monetary value it might or might not bring.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Brown cloth covered boards with blind stamping decorations, titles in gilt.
Price: 35.00 USD

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…<b>The Poetical Works of S. T. Coleridge, <Br>Including the Dramas of Wallenstein, Remorse, and Zapolya. <BR>In Three Volumes.</b><br>, Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
7 Coleridge, Samuel Taylor The Poetical Works of S. T. Coleridge,
Including the Dramas of Wallenstein, Remorse, and Zapolya.
In Three Volumes.

William Pickering, London: 1829.
 Second Edition. The first edition was of 12 copies. Complete in three volumes.
 8vo; Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75".
Rebound in [Contemporary] 19th-century custom full leather. Showing moderate external wear, with some rubbing and chipping to the spines.

Top edge gilt. Bindings firm. Text clean and bright, Printed on laid-paper; an occasional foxing spot noted. The front cover of the third volume displays a small stain in the lower left corner.

Antique bookplates can be seen on the front pastedowns.

Joints seem tender and books are protected and reinforced by custom clear Mylar sleeves. [spot on lead photo is reflected light from flash]

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets.

He is probably best known for his poems "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan," as well as for his major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence, via Emerson, on American transcendentalism.

Throughout his adult life, Coleridge suffered from crippling bouts of anxiety and depression; it has been speculated by some that he suffered from bipolar disorder, a condition as yet unidentified during his lifetime. Coleridge suffered from poor health that may have stemmed from a bout of rheumatic fever and other childhood illnesses. He was treated for these concerns with laudanum, which fostered a lifelong opium addiction.
Price: 245.00 USD

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...<b>The Moonstone and the Woman in White</b>, Collins, Wilkie
8 Collins, Wilkie ...The Moonstone and the Woman in White
New York: The Modern Library, Giant Library Edition; G-33 Hardcover in Jacket.
[copyright] 1937. Published between 1954 – 1960 due to dust jacket and bindings style. Modern Library Giant Edition G-33.

Blue cloth boards. Bindings firm, over-opened after title page. Text clean. Light handling wear,
Dust jacket with price has mild handling wear with rubs alone edges. Now in a new Protective Mylar sleeve.
Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>Prue and I</b>, Curtis, George William.
9 Curtis, George William. ...Prue and I
New York: Harper Brothers Publishers, 1867. Later Edition. Hardcover Good 
Brown cloth boards with stamped spine title in gilt, Decorations and blind-stamped decorative boarder.
Moderate handling wear, Text clean with a hint of toning. Bindings firm. Rub to spine tips and corners.
7.5/8 inches tall. 214 pages. Essays from an ardent support of Lincoln without his usual political bite.

Price: 15.00 USD

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...<b> The Novels and Stories of Richard Harding Davis <br>11 Volumes Uniformly bound </b><br>, Davis, Richard Harding
10 Davis, Richard Harding ... The Novels and Stories of Richard Harding Davis
11 Volumes Uniformly bound

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, Varying dates: 1904 - 1911.
 Illustrated with gloss plates and tissue-guarded frontispiece.
Red cloth covered boards; Stamped gilt spine titles; Scribner's logo in center of front cover. Top edge guilt. Fore-edge rough-cut. 7.75 inches tall. Illustrated with gloss plates and tissue-guarded frontispiece. All bindings square and tight. Mild even toning. Minor spine fade. Light shelf wear [see below for specifics to each book.] Basically 8 nice volumes and 3 with some spine cloth flaw.

Set of 11 volumes Davis' works:

Real Soldiers of Fortune, 1911; 8 illustrations; Spine scuffed, some cloth discoloration.
Gallegher and other stories; 1905; 6 Illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson,
Once Upon a Time, 1911; 8 illustrations
The Notes of a War Correspondent; 1911; 12 illustrations;
Captain Macklin, His Memoirs; 1904; 7 Illustrations by Walter Appleton Clark
Ranson’s Folly 1906; 8 Illustrations by Frederic Remington, Walter Appleton Clark, Howard Chandler Christy…
The King’s Jackal; 6 Illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson,
Soldiers of Fortune; 1904; 6 Illustrations by Charles Dana Gibson; Lower front hinge weak.
Vera, the Medium & “Miss Civilization”; 1911; 6 illustrations.
The Scarlet Car & Princess Aline, 1912; 6 illustrations.
The Lion and the Unicorn, 1904; 6 Illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy.

Price: 135.00 USD

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...<b>Van Bibber and Others.</b>, Davis, Richard Harding
11 Davis, Richard Harding ...Van Bibber and Others.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1901. Later edition. Hardcover.

 Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and 3 more plates. 
Wine red cloth covered boards with stamped spine titles with black bordered armorial design with gilt titles inside on front. Bindings firm with a hint of a shelf lean. Light shelf wear with a spot of rub at corners and spine tips. Text clean with light even toning. 7.5 inches tall. 349 pages.

Price: 24.00 USD

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---<b>Rebecca Mary</b>, Donnell, Annie Hamilton Donnell
12 Donnell, Annie Hamilton Donnell ---Rebecca Mary
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1905 First Edition - First Printing. Hardcover Very Good Nine Illustrations by Elizabeth Shippen Green on glossy plates and a color tissue-guarded frontispiece. 
Dark blue cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles. Full color paste-on front illustration.

Bindings square and tight, Text clean and bright. Previous owner's gift inscription on second blank page. 7.5 inches tall. 193 pages.

Price: 30.00 USD

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...<b> The Brothers Karamazov  </b>, Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Translation: Constance Garnett.
13 Dostoyevsky, Fyodor. Translation: Constance Garnett. ... The Brothers Karamazov
New York: The Modern Library; Random House; pre-1963. The Modern Library, No. 151. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
Hardcover in Dust Jacket. Spine style and endpages those of Modern Library c1939 - '63. Titles on inside of jacket. Complete and Unabridged.

Bindings firm and square. No flaws to book. Text clean. New Mylar sleeve protecting dust jacket with the price of $1.25 has minimal handling wear.

Price: 29.95 USD

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...<b>Johnnie Courteau and Other Poems  </b>, Drummond, William Henry
14 Drummond, William Henry ...Johnnie Courteau and Other Poems
New York and London G. P. Putnam’s Sons 1909 Later Printing. Hardcover,
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Boards are darkened on perimeter and spine. Some spotting to rear board. 7.87 inches tall. 161 pages with publisher's advertisements.

William Henry Drummond (April 13, 1854 – April 6, 1907) was an Irish-born Canadian poet whose humorous dialect poems made him "one of the most popular authors in the English-speaking world," and "one of the most widely-read and loved poets" in Canada.

Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b>Camille La Dame Aux Camellis</b>, Dumas, Alexandre Dumas
15 Dumas, Alexandre Dumas ...Camille La Dame Aux Camellis
Norwalk Connecticut: Heritage Press, 1955. Hardcover.

 Illustrations: Bernard Lamotte 
Blue boards and spine are covered with a blue patterned cloth; on the spine is a burgundy-red panel stamped with the title in gold leaf; Paper for this book, was made by the Chillicothe Paper Co.
Book is fine, unopened unread no flaws but gentle sun-fading to spine; slip case is cream colored intact with some age spotting to extremities.
Includes the Sandglass brochure.

Price: 15.00 USD

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...<B>The Hoosier School-Master.</B>, Eggleston, Edward
16 Eggleston, Edward ...The Hoosier School-Master.
New York: Orange, Judd and Company, 1871. First Edition - Second State. Hardcover.

 Illustrated with 29 b/w drawings. 
Brown cobbled cloth covered boards. Spine decorated in gilt very faded. Bindings tight and square, Text clean moderately toned; occasional spotting. Shelf wear to spine tips and some to edges.
The novel is noted for its realistic depictions of 19th-century American rural life and for its use of local dialect.

Price: 40.00 USD

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...<b>The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson in One Volume  </b><br>, Emerson, Ralph Waldo
17 Emerson, Ralph Waldo ...The Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson in One Volume

Roslyn, New York: Blacks' Reader Service, [No Date: circa 1930]
 Beige leatherette binding with spine decoration, 
Decorated endpapers. Red silk ribbon marker. 568 pp. in double-column format. Emerson's poems, philosophical and inspirational essays and biographical studies. ---- No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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...<b>The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams.</b>, Fielding, Henry
18 Fielding, Henry ...The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams.
New York: The Century Company, 1903. Hardcover.
Top edge gilt, others lightly stained. Brown cloth covered boards with leather paste-on spine label with titles in gilt. Bindings tight with a slight lean. Light shelf wear no breaks in cloth. Illustrated. Some toning to pages. 320 pages.

Price: 18.00 USD

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…<b>Barracks, Bivouacs and Battles.</b>, Forbes, Archibald
19 Forbes, Archibald Barracks, Bivouacs and Battles.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1891 First Edition. Hardcover.
Red cloth with stamped gilt spine titles. Bordered in lines of Black and gilt. Bindings firm with a hint of a shelf lean. Light shelf handling with minor corner bumps. Text clean with no ownership markings. Light toning. 7.5 inches tall. 328 pages.

Archibald Forbes (1838 - 1900) was one of the most celebrated war correspondents of the 19th century, covering major and minor wars including the Franco-Prussian War, the Russo-Turkish War and the Anglo-Zulu War. This is a collection of 16 Forbes pieces that was published toward the end of his career.

Collection of anecdotes about army life and adventure witnessed by the British war correspondent previously published in various magazines.

Price: 50.00 USD

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...<b>The Plays of John Galsworthy.</b><br>, Galsworthy, John
20 Galsworthy, John ...The Plays of John Galsworthy.

London: Duckworth, 1929.
 Second Edition, Dec. 1929 [1st published in October].
 8vo; 8.75 inches tall. 1149 pages.
John Galsworthy was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include "The Forsyte Saga" (1906-1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End of the Chapter. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1932.

Bound in full-leather with four raised bands and bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external handling wear. Binding is firm. Volume has gilt edges and pastedowns with ornamental gilt borders. Flyleaves display darkened edges from gilt. All edges gilt. Text clean and without markings.
Price: 95.00 USD

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