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Image for <b>The Pursuit of the House-Boat being some further accounts of the divers doings of the associated shades under the leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq.  </b><br>[Sherlock Holmes]

The Pursuit of the House-Boat being some further accounts of the divers doings of the associated shades under the leadership of Sherlock Holmes, Esq.
[Sherlock Holmes]

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers,: 1897.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008403


An important early American parody of Sherlock Holmes parodies and the first printed in the USA. The author dedicated the book to A. Conan Doyle. Tan cloth covered boards, titles stamped in black and gilt. Four color pictorial front decoration. Bindings firm. Text clean; lightly toned. Light shelf handling. Spine darkened. some minor soil to front and rear boards. 12mo; 6.75 inches tall. vii, 204 + [4] pp. publisher’s adverts. View more info

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Reynard the Fox After the German Version of Goethe
[Joseph Wolf - Illustrations]

By: Arnold, Thomas James

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Nattali and Bond: 1855

Seller ID: 010302

Condition: Very Good


Reynard the Fox is a literary cycle of medieval allegorical Dutch, English, French and German fables. The first extant versions of the cycle date to the second half of the 12th century. The genre is very popular throughout the Late Middle Ages, and in chapbook form throughout the Early Modern period. The stories are largely concerned with the main character Reynard, a red fox and trickster figure. His adventures usually involve him deceiving other animals for his ... View more info

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The Devil's Pi

By: Cantor, Eli

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, The Composing Room, Inc.: 1967

Seller ID: 010120

Condition: New


Amusing story of how the Devil is behind all the problems in a printer's shop, from proof reading to spilled ink. Issued as a Christmas greeting from the Composing Room. Fine. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Issued onion skin wrapper has toned which was only meant to protect until received. View more info

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Canterbury Tales
[Rockwell Kent - Illustrations]

By: Chaucer, Geoffrey

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, Garden City Publishing: 1934

Edition: De Luxe Edition.

Seller ID: 009700

Condition: Near Fine


De Luxe Edition. Translation of J. U. Nicolson. Introduction by Gordon Hall Gerould. Text richly illustrated with pen, brush, and ink drawings by Rockwell Kent, full page and vignettes. 8vo; 24 cm.; 9.5 inches tall; 627 pages. A collection of short stories told by a group of thirty-odd English pilgrims who are making the sixty mile, four day trip from Southwark, a suburb of London, to the shrine of St. Thomas Becket at Canterbury. Geoffrey Chaucer ( 13... View more info

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Rebecca Mary

By: Donnell, Annie Hamilton Donnell

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1905

Edition: First Edition - First Printing.

Seller ID: 002754

Condition: Very Good


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

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The Woodpeckers

By: Eckstorm, Fannie Hardy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston and New York:, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1901

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010236

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 131 pages with appendix and index Five tissue-guarded color illustrations by Louis Agassiz Fuertes. Numerous text drawings by John L. Rigway. Publisher's green cloth with stamped gilt titles and front decoration. Bindings square and tight. Minimal handling with spine tips rubbed. Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874 - 1927) was an American ornithologist, illustrator, and artist who set the rigorous and current-day standards for ornitholo... View more info

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The Vicar of Wakefield A Tale.

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London:, Bickers and Son,: 1880

Seller ID: 005423


A novel by Irish writer Oliver Goldsmith. It was written from 1761 to 1762 and published in 1766. It was one of the most popular and widely read 18th-century novels among Victorians. Brown cloth covered boards. Beveled edges, Gold gilt and embossed designs on cover and spine. All edges gilt. Wear to corners. Spine tips pushed with rubbing. Minor area of discoloration lower rear bottom corner. Rear hinge starting. The illus... View more info

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The Poetical Works of Mrs. Felicia Hemans.

By: Hemans, Mrs. Felicia; Edited with a Critical Memoir by William Michael Rossetti.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London:, E. Moxon, Son, & Company,: [n.d. c1880]

Seller ID: 005569


Green decorated cloth boards. All edges gilt. Bindings square and tight; though front hinge starting. Minimal shelf handling. Illustrated with a few plates, chapter headers. Text clean; Mild toning, Previous owner’s name on front free endpage. 7.25 inches tall. 595 pages with publisher advertisements. View more info

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Peer Gynt
[Arthur Rackham]

By: Ibsen, Henrik

Price: $295.00

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

Seller ID: 001538

Condition: Very Good


First (British) Printing of this Edition. Illustrated with 12 coloured plates with titled tissue-guards and 38 line drawings by Arthur Rackham.--------From the translation of R. Farquharson Sharp his translation is an improvement over former ones because he refused the temptation of retaining the rhymed verse of the original. He has instead chosen unrhymed verse in Ibsen's original meter in an attempt to capture the literal meaning. Publisher's gilt-pictoria... View more info

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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent [Arthur Rackham]

By: Irving, Washington

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons at the Knickerbocker Press: 1895

Seller ID: 010163

Condition: Near Fine


A fine example of late 19th-century trade bookmaking. Van Tassel Edition. Two volumes. 8vo; xix, 294 pp.; viii, 315 pp. Both volumes with frontispieces and numerous inserted full-plates with captioned tissue guards; additionally each text page features color floral/botanical/holly-and- mistletoe borders. Four of the plates by Rackham, his 5th book.; additional Illustrations by Joseph Jefferson, Arthur Rackham, and Julian Rix. - Blue cloth with titles in gilt-and- ... View more info

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The Magic of the Circus
[pop-up book]

By: Kubasta, V. [Vojtech]

Price: $145.00

Publisher: New York, Derrydale Books / Distributed by Crown Publishers: 1985

Edition: First US Editiion

Seller ID: 009564

ISBN: 051748305X

Condition: Very Good


Originally published in Czechoslovakia. Vojtech Kubasta was born in Vienna. His family moved to Prague when he was four years old and he lived there his entire life. He demonstrated his artistic talent at the age of four. He had a great desire to become an artist. His father, however, had different goals for his son. He wanted him to study law. Nevertheless, the young Vojtech persisted with his aspiration to become an artist and, eventually, his father agr... View more info

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The Courtship of Miles Standish

By: Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana:, Bobbs Merrill Company,: 1903.

Seller ID: 009258

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's brown cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles to spine and front; bindings square a bit shaken; some shelf rubbing to lower edge; tissue guarded frontispiece plus 41 additional illustrations; several of full color and many full page. View more info

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The Romance of King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
[Arthur Rackham]

By: Malory, Sir Thomas

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Weathervane Books: 1978

Seller ID: 009211

Condition: Very Good in a Good Dust Jacket


Sir Thomas Malory (1405 - 1471) collected all the ancient tales of the mythical Arthur and published them under the title Le Morte D'Arthur, becoming the definitive account of the Arthurian legends. The epic tale of valor is noted for having been written in the best English prose of the Fifteenth Century.Bindings tight and square. Text clean Moderate handling wear. Some spotting on the lower text block, Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has so... View more info

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Black Magic

By: Morand, Paul; Translated from the French by Hamish Miles

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1929

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009890

Condition: Good


Aaron Douglas. the book's illustrator, (1899 - 1979) was an American painter, illustrator and visual arts educator. He was a major figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He developed his art career painting murals and creating illustrations that addressed social issues around race and segregation in the United States by utilizing African-centric imagery. [wiki] Paul Morand (1888 - 1976) was a French author whose short stories and novellas were lauded for their ... View more info

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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

By: Omar Khayyam ; Translated by Edward Fitzgerald

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1937

Seller ID: 009807

Condition: Fine


Publisher's cloth with decorated with ornate floral motif to front and spine. Title in gilt in red box. No flaws to book. Top edge deep red. Slip case minor shelf wear, Contains the First, Second, Third and Fifth Editions of the translation, as well as Fitzgerald's Biographical Preface and his brief biography of Omar Khayyam.Deluxe Edition in Slipcase. Illustrated Edmund Dulac. Twelve full-page, full-color plates. Slipcase 10 inches tall. A collection of poems att... View more info

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An Old Sweetheart of Mine.

By: Riley, James Whitcomb

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, Indiana:, The Bowen-Merrill Company,: 1902.

Seller ID: 000335


Maroon ribbed cloth covered boards; stamped spine titles and decorations; Front covers stamped titles in gilt, decorations and pasted-down portrait by Christy. 19 illustration in two color. All pages decorated by Virginia Keep. Book edges have light wear more so to corners. Signatures loosened but no detachment; A handsome example of Victorian verse and book decorating. Press of Braunworth & Company, Bookbinders and Printers, Brooklyn, New York. View more info

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The Parting at the Burnside.

By: Rouse, Lydia L

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, American Baptist Publication Society.: 1890

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005615


Red-brown cloth covered boards. Stamped gilt titles decoration in black. Color title page & customary title page. Minimal handling wear. Bindings square and very firm. Text clean, no ownership markings. Light foxing associated with plates. The author wrote late 19th century religious and moral tales some for the juvenile audience. This title was not located on OCLC or elsewhere. This is surprising as this book is well made. The story is a “romance” with heavy m... View more info

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The Waverly Novels: Count Robert of Paris.

By: Scott, Sir Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott and Company, 1881.: 1881.

Seller ID: 003777


Tissue-guarded frontispiece and several plates. Green cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and blind-stamped boarders. Bindings square and very tight. Light shelf wear and handling. Text clean, though toned. Small separation lower gutter title-page at tissue-guard. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet.Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career i... View more info

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...Enoch Arden and Other Poems

By: TENNYSON, Alfred Lord

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boston:, Ticknor and Company,: 1865.

Seller ID: 003776


Green pebbled leather with stamped gilt titles and decoration. All edges gilt. Bindings firm, though one plate seems to have been reinserted. Light handling wear. Tissue-guarded illustrations throughout. 7.75 inches tall, 78 pages. Born on August 6, 1809, in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England, Alfred Tennyson is one of the most well-loved Victorian poets and by the mid-19th century had come to occupy a position similar to that of Alexander Pope in the 18th. Tennyson wa... View more info

Image for <b>Alice of Old Vincennes.</b><br>[Illustrations: F.C. Yohn]

Alice of Old Vincennes.
[Illustrations: F.C. Yohn]

By: Thompson, Maurice.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Indianapolis,, The Bowen-Merrill Company,: 1900

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 005096


A story about the Indiana frontier and the settlement of Vincennes before statehood. Olive green cloth covered boards. Stamped titles in gilt. Front decorations of a fort in three color. Textblock firm, slight lean. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner’s name on a small sticker. Text clean, printed on laid-paper. View more info