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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: 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: 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: 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
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
Publisher: New York:, Charles Scribner and Company,, 1866.
Edition: First Edition
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. View more info
Publisher: New York:, A.S. Barnes & Burr,, 1860.<br>
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.<br>
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... View more info
Publisher: William Pickering,, London:, 1829.<br>
Edition: Second Edition. The first edition was of 12 copies. Complete in three volumes.<br>
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 Myla... View more info
Publisher: New York:, Harper Brothers Publishers,, 1867.
Edition: Later Edition.
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. View more info
Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers Publishers,, 1901.
Edition: Later edition.
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. View more info
Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1905
Edition: First Edition - First Printing.
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. View more info
Publisher: New York:, The Modern Library; Random House;, pre-1963.
Edition: The Modern Library, No. 151.
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. View more info
Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1909
Edition: Later Printing.
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. View more info
Publisher: Norwalk Connecticut:, Heritage Press,, 1955.
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. View more info
Publisher: New York:, Orange, Judd and Company,, 1871.
Edition: First Edition - Second State.
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. View more info