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Books published during the 19th century as well as some significant reprints.
Publisher: Philadelphia: , Sherman & Co., Printers,, 1870.
Edition: 2nd edition. [first 1867]
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
Publisher: New York:, E. Ferrett and Company,, 1845
Edition: Illustrated Edition.
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
Publisher: London:, George G. Harrap & Co.,, 1936.
Edition: First (British) Printing of this Edition
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
Publisher: London:, Strahan & CO.,, 1872.
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
Publisher: Glasgow, Manchester and New York:, George Routledge & Sons,, No date but gift inscription of 1902.
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
Publisher: Edinburgh:, Oliver & Boyd,, 1830.
Edition: Second Edition Enlarged.
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
Publisher: Boston:, Ginn and Co.,, 1898.
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
Publisher: London:, Richard Bentley,, 1853.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
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
Publisher: London, John Murray, 1838
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
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
Publisher: New York:, The Century Company,, 1906.
[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
By: Barr, Amelia E.
Publisher: New York:, Dodd, Mead & Company,, 1902.
Edition: First Edition - First Printing (October 1902).
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
Publisher: New York:, The Rhodes Press, [no date circa 1940]
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
By: Brake, Hezekiah
Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, Crane & Company, 1896
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Born in England in 1814, the author emigrated to America in 1847. He spent some time in Canada and the eastern United States, spent time in Minnesota and New Mexico, and finally settled in Kansas. He tells stories about his time on the trails and working as a drover and rancher. First Edition, First Printing. 12mo; 19.5 cm. 7.5 inches tall. 240 pp. Frontispiece and one other plate. Original red cloth. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning.... View more info
By: Buckland, Frank
Publisher: London:, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge,, 1891.
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
Publisher: London and New York:, Frederick Warne and CO.,, 1888.
Edition: 4th Edition.
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