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Image for <b>The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History  </b><br>[19th Century Travel Guide]

The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History
[19th Century Travel Guide]

By: Brodhead, Luke Wills

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Philadelphia: , Sherman & Co., Printers,: 1870.

Edition: 2nd edition. [first 1867]

Seller ID: 009265


19th century travel guide penned by a manager of the Kittatinny House resort hotel, during it's heyday. It was under L.W. Brodhead's care that the resort expanded to accommodate 250 guests from the original 25. At the time of publishing, there were about a half dozen resort hotels to which the affluent from New York and Philadelphia could retreat for the season. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Corners rub... View more info

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Sketches of Irish Character
[Ireland]

By: Hall, Mrs. S. C. [Anna Maria Fielding]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York:, E. Ferrett and Company,: 1845

Edition: Illustrated Edition.

Seller ID: 008233


In her Irish stories Mrs. Hall excels. Her rustic maidens are copied from the cottage; nothing can be more faithful and lively: nor are her hinds and husbandmen any thing Inferior. We nowhere see the Irish character more justly or so pleasantly represented. She sees Nature in her proper dimensions: therein, but no exaggeration, and life always." Allibone These “Sketches” describing the culture of the Irish are focused on County Wexford and in particular the pa... View more info

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Peer Gynt.[Arthur Rackham - Illustrations]

By: Ibsen, Henrik
From the translation of R. Farquharson Sharp.

Price: $475.00

Publisher: London:, George G. Harrap & Co.,: 1936.

Edition: First (British) Printing of this Edition

Seller ID: 001538


Peer Gynt is first and foremost a poetic fantasy, although based on a real person who lived Norway c1800. About his exploits, not much more is known than is found in Asbjornsen's book Norwegian Fairy Tales, in which Peer Gynt's chief exploits lie in the direction of fighting trolls. Illustrated with 12 coloured plates with titled tissue-guards and 38 line drawings by Arthur Rackham.Arthur Rackham is widely regarded as one of the leading illustrators... View more info

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Famous Ships of the British Navy, Stories of Enterprise and Daring.

By: Adams, W.H. [William Henry] Davenport

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London:, Strahan & CO.,: 1872.

Seller ID: 009216


Short histories of several of the Royal Navy's most famous sailing ships and the gallant captains that sailed aboard them. Included are the "Mary Rose", Sir Francis Drake, Admiral Robert Blake, William Bligh and the "Bounty", Nelson's "Victory, and the story of the shipwreck of the "Alceste" to mention but a few. Publisher's blue cloth with stamped titles and designs in black and gilt. All edges gilt. Previous owner's names on front free endpage. Fully illustra... View more info

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The Flitch of Bacon or The Custom of Dunmow

By: Ainsworth, William Harrison

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Glasgow, Manchester and New York:, George Routledge & Sons,: No date but gift inscription of 1902.

Seller ID: 007652


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. 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 View more info

Image for <b> Historical Sketches of the Native Irish and their Descendants; Illustrative of their Past and Present State with regard to Literature, Education and Oral Instruction. </b><br>

Historical Sketches of the Native Irish and their Descendants; Illustrative of their Past and Present State with regard to Literature, Education and Oral Instruction.

By: Anderson, Christopher

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Edinburgh:, Oliver & Boyd,: 1830.

Edition: Second Edition Enlarged.

Seller ID: 008244


Early document important regarding the origins of the Irish Language. Beginning with a sketch of the literary history of the Irish with notices of the eminent men whom that country produced from the seventh century downwards. Additionally, an account of the schools of learning of early and modern date which have been instituted for the Irish and of the various attempts to employ the Irish tongue as a branch and medium of education. [from The Eclectic Review... View more info

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Brigitta

By: Auerbach, Berthold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston:, Ginn and Co.,: 1898.

Seller ID: 002199


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. View more info

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The Lives of The Poets Laureate. With an Introductory Essay on The Title and Office.

By: Austin, Wiltshire Stanton & Ralph, John

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London:, Richard Bentley,: 1853.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008856


Biographical sketches of the authors and their chief works: Ben Johnson; Sir William Davenant; John Dryden; Thomas Shadwell; Nahum Tate; Nicholas Rowe; Rev. Laurence Eusden; Colley Cibber; William Whitehead; Rev. Thomas Warton; Henry James Pye; Robert Southey; and William Wordsworth.Publisher’s green cloth blind-stamped border design with gilt emblem in center. Spine with five blind-stamped decorative designs and titles in gilt. Bindings tight and square... View more info

Image for <b> Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7 </b><br> [Polar Exploration]

Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7
[Polar Exploration]

By: Back, George (1796-1878)

Price: $2,195.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1838

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009500


The first edition of "one of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration." George Back covered over 7500 miles, 1200 of which were previously unknown territory. His narrative holds literary esteem and is "full of details about the Cree, Chippewa, Coppermine Indians, and other tribes, upon whom members of the exhibition were obliged to depend during a terrible winter" [Hill] Back was commissioned to complete the survey of the coast between Prince Regent's Inlet an... View more info

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Balzac's Works - Six Volumes

By: Balzac, Honoré de

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York:, The Century Company,: 1906.

Seller ID: 004059


[Lacking volume 3] of a seven volume set. Honoré de Balzac (1799 – 1850) was a French novelist and playwright. Owing to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature.He is renowned for his multi-faceted characters; even his lesser characters are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. Inanimate objects are imbued with character as well; the city of ... View more info

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A Song of a Single Note A Love Story,

By: Barr, Amelia E.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York:, Dodd, Mead & Company,: 1902.

Edition: First Edition - First Printing (October 1902).

Seller ID: 002700


Bound in green cloth with a symmetrical decorated cover in pale blue and gold with a formalized floral framing a gilt oval panel with the title against a background of gold. Lettering in pale blue. The spine design repeats the floral pattern of the front cover.Bindings firm with a hint of a shelf lean. Text clean with light even toning. Minor offsetting associated with illustrations. Light shelf wear. Color frontispiece and several other b/w illustrations by An... View more info

Image for ...<b> The Decameron </b><br>

... The Decameron

By: Boccaccio, Giovanni; John Payne, Translation

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, The Rhodes Press: [no date circa 1940]

Seller ID: 008536


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. View more info

Image for <b>Natural History of British Fishes Their Structure, Economic uses, and Capture by Net and Rod. Cultivation Of Fish-Ponds. Fish Suited For Acclimatisation. Artificial Breeding Of Salmon.</b>

Natural History of British Fishes Their Structure, Economic uses, and Capture by Net and Rod. Cultivation Of Fish-Ponds. Fish Suited For Acclimatisation. Artificial Breeding Of Salmon.

By: Buckland, Frank

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London:, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,: 1891.

Seller ID: 009215


Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Penciling on half-title. Scuffing along headbands; corners bumped and rubbed. REF: Hampton p. 20; Starkman & Read p. 67 View more info

Image for <b>Sara Crewe or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's and Editha's Burglar  </b>

Sara Crewe or, What Happened at Miss Minchin's and Editha's Burglar

By: Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Price: $39.95

Publisher: London and New York:, Frederick Warne and CO.,: 1888.

Edition: 4th Edition.

Seller ID: 009268


Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 – 1924) was a British-American novelist and playwright. She is best known for the three children's novels Little Lord Fauntleroy. A Little Princess, and The Secret Garden. Two books bound as one, both with numerous full-page illustrations, including frontispieces. Red publisher's cloth with stamped titles and decorations in black and gilt beveled edges. Bindings tight with a minor spine lean. Text clean, light even toning. ... View more info

Image for ...<b>Our Great Men: Or the Leaders of the Nation.</b><br>

...Our Great Men: Or the Leaders of the Nation.

By: Buttolph, C. E.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York:, The Loomis National Library Association: 1889.<br>

Seller ID: 004169


Biographical sketches of USA national leaders with extracts from their best speeches, a primary history source. Wine-red cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and designs in black. Bindings tight and square, Text clean, heavily toned. Moderate wear with damp stain to rear board with biopredation affecting only rear endpage. View more info